A total of 450 jobs have been axed after the Lyndale Group was put into administration, which led to the closure of the Sayers bakery in Norris Green, Liverpool as well as 41 stores across the north west and the Sayers headquarters in the city. The job losses were implemented after a management buy-out by ex-Sayers chairman Sandy Birnie and chief executive Michael Quinlan, who have formed a new company, Sayers the Bakers. They bought back 158 Hampsons and Sayers stores, as well as Hampsons’ bakery in Bolton. Dermot Power and Toby Underwood, the joint administrators from BDO Stoy Hayward, are currently looking to sell Lyndale’s Peter Hunt business, which manufactures meat pies and pasties, as “a going concern”. Power said Sayers the Bakers would be sourcing “most but not all its products from external suppliers”.Birnie blamed the company’s problems on “escalating costs of raw materials, as well as soaring energy and fuel costs”. He added: “Unfortunately, we have had to take some extremely difficult decisions in recent weeks, but the situation was simply unsustainable and we have had to act now in order to protect the long-term futures and job security for the remaining 1,500 employees around the north west.” However, the management’s actions were condemned by the Baker’s Food and Allied Workers’ Union (BFAWU) which was staging its annual conference in Bridlington, North Yorkshire, as the buy-out deal was announced. BFAWU organising district secretary for the north west, John Higgins, told British Baker that while the union knew the Norris Green plant was set to shut, the closure of what the company termed its “poor performing” stores had come as “a complete shock”.
Jam rockers Displace continue to take the scene by storm, bringing their infectious live show to venues and festivals nationwide. The Florida based band has a big summer ahead, starting with the release of their new album Undertow. Due out June 25th, the group’s sophomore effort shows a matured approach to the same energetic equation, expanding on their creative songwriting and musicianship on every track.To give fans a taste of the new music, you can stream their first single, “Friction,” below.The band has a major tour ahead of them, kicking off on June 21st for an album preview show at WMNF’s In The Groove radio program in Tampa, FL, before an official album release party on the 25th at Crowbar. The tour hits a number of dates in Florida, before hitting the Great Outdoors Jam in Mount Dora, FL on July 1st with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Aqueous and more. They’ll hit more Southern shows before heading to Colorado for an extended run in the state, bringing their shows to fans at venues throughout.The Great Outdoors Jam Will Welcome Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Aqueous And More For Florida ThrowdownCheck out the band’s summer dates below, and head here for more information.
The Civil Society Coalition for Reform on the Security Sector is calling on the government to refrain from declaring a civil emergency or martial law as part of its efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.The coalition, comprising at least nine advocacy groups, said the government should optimize the tools based on Law No. 24/2007 on disaster mitigation and Law No. 6/2018 on health quarantine. Article 51 (2) of the Disaster Mitigation Law stipulates that the president must declare a disaster emergency before a national emergency.The president, therefore, must issue a decree to declare a disaster emergency that “will provide a legal basis for a social restriction policy”, the coalition said in a statement released on Monday. The contagious respiratory disease has infected 1,414 people and led to 122 deaths as of Monday in Indonesia. Of them, 75 people have recovered.To step up the country’s efforts in handling the outbreak, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said the government will issue a policy of “large-scale social restriction” and a tightened physical distancing policy.According to Article 59 (3) of the health quarantine law, large-scale social restriction comprises temporary closure of schools, offices, religious activities and activities at public places.“As I said earlier, a policy for a civil emergency is necessary,” Jokowi said after a meeting on Monday.However, the declaration of a civil emergency would “prepare us if the situation gets very concerning”, said presidential spokesperson Fadjroel Rachman.“For this stage, it is still a large-scale social restriction in line with Law No. 6/2018 and a legal discipline according to the National Police chief edict issued on March 19,” Fadjroel said in a statement released on Monday. (dfr)Topics : Read also: Jokowi considers civil emergency policies“Large-scale social restrictions should be issued according to the Health Quarantine Law to avoid the unnecessary securitization of health issues.”The coalition also called for better-coordinated measures to handle the rapid spread of COVID-19 by establishing a clear chain of command. Like many other countries, Indonesia has been struggling to curb the spread of COVID-19 since its first two confirmed cases were reported in early March.
Associated Press March 11, 2020 PLENTY OF EXPERIENCE: Senior leadership could play a big role in the outcome of this game. Myles Powell, Quincy McKnight and Romaro Gill have combined to account for 53 percent of Seton Hall’s scoring this season. For Marquette, Markus Howard, Sacar Anim, Koby McEwen and Brendan Bailey have combined to account for 72 percent of all Marquette scoring, including 104 percent of the team’s points over its last five games.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Howard has either made or assisted on 50 percent of all Marquette field goals over the last five games. Howard has 48 field goals and 19 assists in those games.SCORING THRESHOLDS: Marquette is 12-0 when it limits opponents to 68 or fewer points, and 6-12 when opposing teams exceed 68 points. Seton Hall is 13-0 when holding opponents to 66 points or fewer, and 8-9 whenever teams score more than 66 on the Pirates.ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Pirates have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Golden Eagles. Seton Hall has an assist on 50 of 85 field goals (58.8 percent) over its past three matchups while Marquette has assists on 38 of 79 field goals (48.1 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Marquette as a team has made 10 3-pointers per game this season, which is ninth-most among Division I teams. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappNo. 6 seed Marquette (18-12, 8-10) vs. No. 3 seed Seton Hall (21-9, 13-5)Big East Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Madison Square Garden, New York; Thursday, 8:30 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Marquette is set to take on Seton Hall in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament. Seton Hall swept the two-game regular season series. The teams last met on Feb. 29, when the Pirates shot 53.3 percent from the field while holding Marquette to just 43.3 percent en route to a nine-point victory. Marquette, Seton Hall meet in Big East quarters ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6