Last chance to complete survey

first_imgTime is running out to complete the Bakery Business Survey. British Baker will be closing its ‘state-of-the-nation’ survey in the next couple of days and the results will then become part of the Bakery Market Report.If you are a retail baker, completing this survey will give you a chance to air your views on the trade in 2014 and what you think the future will be like in your industry.It only takes around five minutes to complete and the questions cover areas such as sales, confidence and the industry outlook.What’s more, people who complete the survey can get 20% off the cost of the forthcoming Bakery Market Report.Martyn Leek, editor of British Baker, said: “We are extremely grateful to the bakers that have already completed the Bakery Business Survey – but we want this year’s ‘state-of-the-nation’ poll to be the most comprehensive yet and we cannot do that without your views on the exciting bakery sector.”last_img read more

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Helmet on! Ministry issues bicycle safety rules

first_imgLights and reflectors are only required when riding in the dark or other conditions of limited visibility, such as foggy weather, heavy rain or passing through a tunnel.Read also: Road safety issue hinders goal of bike-friendly cityThe regulation also allows bicyclists to wear additional safety gear, such as a protective helmet, and requires them to obey road signs in regard to the safety of themselves as well as other road users.The ministry allows regional administrations to issue their own regulations to determine the types of bicycles allowed in their respective regions. The Transportation Ministry has issued safety rules for cyclists as more people have been turning to the environmentally friendly mode of transportation amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Ministerial Regulation No. 59/2020 – signed on Aug. 25 – stipulates safety requirements to be met by cyclists, such as using a bicycle certified under the Indonesian National Standard (SNI).Bicycles should be equipped with — among other things – fenders, bells, brakes, lights and reflectors. Bicycles commonly used for sport, such as racing bikes and mountain bikes, however, are exempted from the fender requirement. Transportation Ministry Land Transportation Director General Budi Setiyadi said he hoped the regulation would help promote bicycles as a mode of transportation.“We also hope that all office and school building operators provide bicycle parking facilities that are easy to access and safe. The facilities should also not disturb pedestrians,” said Budi.Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, cycling has become a popular option for commuting to work and for exercise. The Indonesian Bicycle Companies Association (Apsindo) reported that demand for the two-wheel vehicle has been increasing, with bicycle imports rising by 24.8 percent year-on-year to a total value of US$39 million in the first half of 2020.The trend, however, has raised concerns over safety following reports about unruly cyclists. A group of cyclists reportedly rode down the Jagorawi toll road on Sept. 13, although two-wheel vehicles are not allowed to enter the highway.Topics :last_img read more

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Eddie Ansah hails ‘old guard’ influence after Hearts romp

first_imgCaretaker coach of Hearts of Oak is full of gratitude after ex-board members of the club joined the team in Cape Coast on Wednesday.Heart of Lions bore the brunt of a fearsome Hearts side who 4-0 on matchday 23.The former goalkeeper’s trainer of the Black Stars was of the view that the presence of the former members was a psychological boost to the team.“I appeal to all Hearts of Oak fans from the board right down to the supporters that they should rally behind the team because this is the time the players need them,” Ansah said.Those present at the Robert Mensah stadium included Harry Zakkour, Isaac Tetteh, Stephen Akwettey, Ernest Quarshie, Alhaji Hearts and Nii Ayibonte II.Ansah was, after the game, insistent that the support from within the rank and file of the club will see a quick scaling of their recent problems. “When [the players] see [the former board members], psychologically it boosts their morale and today they came in their numbers so I thank them very much.”“The former board members [and] former management members all came together as one Hearts of Oak family and today with their presence, we achieved a good success.”The win was a relief for the Phobians, who were languishing in the relegation zone after Sunday’s defeat to Aduana in Dormaa. The victory sees Hearts move eleventh on the log, two clear of safety.Hearts will continue their survival march this Saturday when they play as guests to Edubiase in Obuasi.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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