Pieminister readies rugby fans with breakfast pies

first_imgPieminister has teamed up with England Rugby sponsor 02, to launch two limited-edition breakfast pies, ready for the Rugby World Cup.The Bristol-based pie maker has developed a Full English Breakfast Pie, which contains baked beans, sausage, smoked cheddar cheese and smoked bacon in a rich, dark sauce, and a vegetarian Morning Glory breakfast pie, made with baked beans, button mushrooms and smoked cheddar cheese, also in a rich dark sauce. The firm hopes the pies will help fans ‘Get up for England’ when the team plays New Zealand. An on-pack promotion will also give fans the opportunity to win a trip to New Zealand to have breakfast with England players courtesy of 02.The pies will also be included in up to 50,000 free special England Rugby Breakfast Packs for O2 customers. For the chance to win one of the packs, fans on 02 should visit www.GetUpForEngland.co.uk or text PIE to 2020.  “We’ve designed these grab-sized pies for O2, to be hand-held, leaving fans with a free hand for a pint or a cuppa, but I’ll be eating mine this September with grilled tomatoes, seasoned field mushrooms and a fried egg for a new take on the traditional English breakfast,” said Pieminister founder Tristan Hogg.Both pies are now available in Tesco stores nationwide.last_img read more

Dubuque Late Model opener goes to Merfeld

first_imgBy Jerry MackeyDUBUQUE, Iowa (April 24) – The 2016 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season got underway Sunday night at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds Speedway. The racing action was very good and an added bonus, the final checkered flag of the night waved at approximately 8:30 p.m., allowing fans plenty of time to get home for a good night’s rest before starting the work week.The Out Pace Racing Products IMCA Late Model feature ran 25 very fast, caution-free laps with Dubuque racer Luke Merfeld taking his new Trackstar chassis to a very impressive win. Merfeld ran away from the field in scoring the win ahead of Jason Rauen and Luke Goedert.The Merfeld Brothers Automotive IMCA Modifieds also ran a caution-free race with Matt Gansen taking the checkers. Gansen was pressured for the majority of the 20-lap race by Jeremiah Hurst, who was waiting for Gansen to make a mistake that did not happen.Tyler Soppe scored his second consecutive feature win in the GSI Collision Specialists IMCA North­ern SportMod main event. Soppe took the top spot from Tim Current as the feature passed the halfway mark. Current finished second ahead of Austin Schrage.Greg Gill made the long tow from Muscatine pay off in scoring the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car 15-lap fea­ture. Jerry Miles crossed under the checkers in second.On Sunday, May 1, the Dubuque County Fairgrounds Speedway will present a Modified special event, with extra money on the line for both the Merfeld Brothers Automotive IMCA Modifieds and the GSI Collision Specialists IMCA Northern SportMods. The Stock Cars will also have bonus money available. The Late Models have the night off.last_img read more

County officials say 1,031 COVID cases linked to Waterloo pork plant

first_imgWATERLOO — Black Hawk County officials say more than a thousand employees at the Tyson plant in Waterloo have tested positive for the coronavirus. That’s more than double the number released by state officials earlier this week.Joshua Pikora with the county public health department says the state-related total of 444 employees only included testing that was done onsite at the plant.“The 1031 reported cases includes those positive results from the onsite testing, positive test results from local healthcare providers here in Black Hawk County, as well as the positive serology tests that give us the complete picture of scope of illness in our county,” he says.Pikora says those cases do not include family members or roommates who may also have tested positive. As of Thursday, the county had 1703 confirmed cases. Tyson’s pork plant in Waterloo resumed limited operations at the plant yesterday. More than 2800 usually work in the facility.last_img read more

Juventus shares to be added to Italy’s FTSE-Mib index

first_imgJuventus first listed in December 2001 and remained little traded until the arrival of Ronaldo from Real Madrid for this season.The shares were around 0.64 euros mid-year and jumped as high as 1.80 in September only to fall back.At Wednesday’s close, the stock was quoted at 1.2 euros, giving the iconic club a market capitalisation of around 1.1 billion euros ($1.25 billion).Share on: WhatsApp Rome, Italy | AFP | Italian soccer champions Juventus, challenging for an eighth consecutive title with superstar Cristiano Ronaldo onboard, will be included in the benchmark FTSE-Mib stock index later this month, the Milan stock exchange said.Rumours about the move pushed Serie A champions Juventus up by around 10 percent on Wednesday before the bourse announcement was made in the late evening.The stock will be included in the index, which groups 40 top shares in all, from December 27, it said.last_img read more

Handlin Forgoing Re-election Run To Pursue New Career Venues

first_imgBy Denise DiStephan |Amy Handlin, a Republican who was reelected to her District 13 Assembly seat in 2017, is not running for re-election in 2019 when her two-year term expires.Handlin, 62, who has represented the northern Monmouth County district since 2006, retired from her teaching position at Monmouth University at the end of the spring semester and decided, after 30 years in politics, that it was also time to retire from the public sector to have more time for family, travel and new career interests.“When I retired from Monmouth, I started re-evaluating and, after so many years of public service, it seemed to make sense to leave now so I don’t run out of energy or ideas,” Handlin said in a telephone interview. “I’ll be able to look back and reflect on a wonderful career.”And when she reflects, she said what she’ll remember most fondly are the times she worked with residents on important causes, like the time she worked with a local group that successfully fought a Jersey Central Power and Light Company (JCP&L) proposal to build a controversial high-voltage transmission line between Aberdeen and Red Bank.This year an administrative law judge, and then the state Board of Public Utilities, pulled the plug on the proposal residents and officials said would negatively impact public health, property values and aesthetics.Handlin, whose district includes the five towns the line would have passed through – Aberdeen, Hazlet, Holmdel, Middletown and Red Bank – said it was the same proposal JCP&L had pushed about 30 years ago.“It was the second time we had to fight that,” Handlin recalls. “Citizens should always speak up, speak loudly and make sure they’re heard. That’s the great gift of being an American.”Ron Morano, a JCP&L spokesperson, said in a telephone interview the utility is not appealing the decision and had no further comment.Now that she is retiring, Handlin said she wants to spend more time with family, including her two children, travel and pursue consulting and writing work.Another constituent issue Handlin has been working on is the problem of scam artists who prey on senior citizens, often through phone calls. For Handlin, the fight is personal: con artists bilked her 92-year-old father-in-law of large sums of money through a series of cons before the family became aware of it.Handlin and state Sen. Vin Gopal (D-11) introduced a bill forcing telecommunications companies to include free information about fraud and scams in public outreach already being sent to customers. If the bill becomes law, the director of the Division of Consumer Affairs will determine a warning statement to be published and contact information for other state and federal agencies will be attached.Telecommunications companies charging customers for scam protection is “one of the things that steams me,” Handlin said. The bill would eliminate that.Handlin, a Middletown resident, was a Monmouth County freeholder from 1990 until 2005 and on the Middletown Township Committee from 1987 to 1990. Her legislative office is in Red Bank.Handlin earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, an MBA in marketing from Columbia University and her doctorate from New York University. She was as an associate professor of marketing at Monmouth University for the past 27 years.This article was first published in the Oct. 25 – Oct. 31, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more