Missing Bean needs major hygiene improvements, says FSA

first_imgThe Missing Bean, the popular coffee shop on Turl Street, has received a food hygiene rating calling for “major improvements” from the Food Standards Agency.The food hygiene rating is a system managed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), a government body which awards ratings out of five for “standards of food hygiene found on the date of inspection”. It indicates that any organisations receiving a rating of two or fewer require improvement: The Missing Bean received one out of five. The inspection took place in November 2013.When asked by Cherwell, the FSA commented that a rating of one out of five would be awarded for a wide range of problems, from “evidence of widespread pest infestation” to “inadequate temperature control for high-risk foods. ”However, The Missing Bean stressed that its problems were of a different nature. According to the owner, “the rating of one star is because of the state of the building and doesn’t concern the food side.” The coffee shop also noted that improvements, such as fixing the walls in the basement, have been made since the inspection, and claims that the FSA, “has said that once [they]have made the changes it can guarantee a four or five star rating.”The FSA is a non-ministerial government body which was established in 2001 to protect public health. It rates every company selling food in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.Student reaction to the FSA’s report on The Missing Bean has been mixed. One frequenter of The Bean expressed disapproval, commenting, “Frankly I’m disturbed – I visit The Bean regularly and I’ve always thought that it was clean and hygienic, but I don’t think I’ll be going as often until it improves.”Yet despite some concerns, many students were less worried. Unfazed by the FSA’s verdict, one Pembroke third year observed that, “the best coffee comes from digested animal waste… so long as their coffee continues to be delicious, I wouldn’t care if they were cycling it through their own digestive tracts.”Thomas Cranshaw, a Lincoln medic, expressed his surprise at the rating. He said, “I’ve always found the Bean to be clean and hygienic. I’ve never had any problems with any of my food from there, nor heard of anyone else getting ill… It’d be good if they improved it but this won’t be altering my Beaning habits.”Oxford has a large number of institutions that score poorly with the FSA. According to its website,132 businesses in Oxford City have a rating of two or less, meaning that over one in ten food vendors have been told to improve hygiene standards.In the last year, other organisations given a rating of one out of five included Oxford Rendezvous, the Organic Deli, and Freud’s in Jericho.Arzoo was given a rating of zero, meaning “urgent improvement necessary” in a report from October 2012.last_img read more

Koeman expects Jay Rodriguez to stay with Southampton

first_img A ruptured anterior cruciate ligament means it has been over a year since the 25-year-old last played, but that has not prevented speculation mounting over his future. Rodriguez only has a season left on his contract and there have been suggestions that a summer move could be on the cards, with Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool apparently ready to test Saints’ resolve. However, the England international now seems ready to pen a new deal at St Mary’s, with Koeman rating the chances of the forward signing as eight out of 10. “He was talking to the club,” the Saints boss said. “He’s a good player and I think he will be an important player for next season. “If he stays, I think that is a good signal to the club, to everybody.” Rodriguez is not the only high-profile player out of contract next summer, with right-back Nathaniel Clyne the subject of even more fervent speculation. Koeman last week gave the England full-back a 10-day deadline to inform the club whether he would sign a new deal and talks are planned after Saturday’s trip to Leicester. “We like to know it because always with players that have one season of their contract left, that is business,” the Dutchman said of the Manchester United target. “We are nice people, straight people at the club but we have to think of the future of the club and team. “He mentioned at different times to everybody at the club (that he is happy) and I understand it’s all about the contract, the future, and he has to make that decision. Press Association “I can give him some advice but it’s difficult.” Unlike Rodriguez, Clyne is in line to feature at the King Power Stadium this weekend – a match James Ward-Prowse will miss through suspension. Fraser Forster, Dusan Tadic and Emmanuel Mayuka are unavailable to face the Foxes through injury, as is Morgan Schneiderlin. Last week Koeman said the France midfielder would miss the rest of the season with a knee complaint, but the prognosis has improved since then. “It’s going much better but he is not close to being part of training,” he said. “I mentioned last week maybe he is out until the end of the season, but maybe he is fit for the last one or two games. “We have to wait but it looks a bit more positive than a week ago.” Schneiderlin is another being linked with a summer exit, but Koeman played down such talk ahead of the trip to Leicester. Asked if he could have played his last game for Saints, the manager said: “I don’t think so. “I don’t know. He has a contract with the club and nobody has a serious bid for the player, for anybody. “It’s all about the rumours but I can’t listen to all the rumours because I will go crazy.” Ronald Koeman is confident Jay Rodriguez will soon sign a new and improved contract at Southampton.last_img read more

SDA dean resigns after previous relationship with student is made public

first_imgSchool of Dramatic Arts Dean David Bridel has resigned from his position after a 2009 relationship with a BFA acting senior while Bridel was on SDA faculty was revealed during a town hall Wednesday with faculty, current students and alumni of the MFA in Acting program.  Bridel wrote in an email to faculty that his relationship with the student — which he said lasted weeks and ended “amicably” — was characterized by an alumna at the town hall in a “grossly inaccurate” manner.  Bridel worked as SDA’s dean for five years prior to his resignation and was on faculty for 10 years before that. In his letter to SDA faculty, Bridel lauded the School’s accomplishments in developing new initiatives and programs geared toward the Institute for Theatre & Social Change; Musical Theatre; Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; bachelor’s in theatre, acting emphasis; and Career Center.  “We are grateful to Dean Daley for taking on this additional role and we are confident that the School will continue on its positive trajectory,” the University said in a separate statement.  Ana Mata contributed to this report.center_img In a statement to the SDA community, Provost Charles Zukoski accepted Bridel’s resignation and relayed that the University is looking further into the matter. Elizabeth Daley will take over as SDA’s interim dean in addition to her current role as dean of the School of Cinematic Arts. “I am humbled by your achievements as faculty and staff during the five years that I have been fortunate to work with you in this program,” Bridel wrote in the email. “Your expertise and courage in the pursuit of excellence are an inspiration to USC and our discipline at large. I trust that the good work will continue unabated.” “I fully accept, however, that my behavior in 2009 demonstrated a failure in judgment and evidence of irresponsibility,” Bridel wrote. “I apologize, profusely, for any harm I caused by my conduct in 2009. At this time, I believe that the good health of the School and its future progress will be best served by a leader whose background is not tainted in this way.”last_img read more

African players in Europe: ‘Diving’ Salah under fire

first_imgMohamed Salah. PHOTO via  @LivEchoLFC Paris, France | AFP | Egypt superstar Mohamed Salah was compared to British Olympic diver Tom Daley at the weekend after winning the penalty that sealed a 2-0 victory for title-chasing Liverpool at lowly Cardiff.The exaggerated fall by the reigning African Footballer of the Year angered Cardiff manager Neil Warnock as the Reds took a two-point lead over Manchester City.Salah and attack partner Sadio Mane from Senegal failed to score, but Ivorian Wilfried Zaha and Gabonese Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted as Crystal Palace upset Arsenal 3-2.ENGLANDMOHAMED SALAH (Liverpool)The striker found himself being compared to British diver Tom Daley by the frustrated Cardiff manager after earning the penalty converted by James Milner that secured the Premier League title-chasing Reds a 2-0 win in the Welsh capital. The forward was clearly grappled inside the area by Cardiff captain Sean Morrison but the exaggerated fall left Warnock bemoaning how he had made the most of the opportunity the Bluebirds had given him.  “I think the end of it was a 9.9 Tom Daley job. I don’t think he could have got much higher off the diving board at the end of it,” said the veteran manager.WILFRIED ZAHA (Crystal Palace)Going from Crystal Palace straight to the Champions League may seem like a big leap but it is one the forward has said he wants to make at the end of the season. The Eagles star gave a glimpse of his class in a shock 3-2 win over Arsenal, providing a fine cross which Christian Benteke ballooned over the crossbar. He then scored their second goal after making the most of a mistake by Shkodran Mustafi.PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG (Arsenal)The former African Footballer of the Year gave his side hope of rescuing a point against Palace when he scored their second goal — his 24th of the season — in the 77th minute but that incisive burst was as good as it got for the Gunners.SPAINSOFIANE BOUFAL (Celta Vigo)Moroccan striker Boufal scored a stunning winner as Celta beat Girona 2-1 in La Liga. Boufal dribbled in from the left and curled the ball into the corner for his third goal of the season to give Celta what could prove a crucial victory against one of their rivals in the battle against relegation.KARL TOKO EKAMBI (Villarreal)/NABIL EL ZHAR (Leganes)Cameroon forward Ekambi scored his 17th goal of the season to help Villarreal beat Leganes 2-1. Toko Ekambi guided a shot into the far corner to give Villarreal a two-goal lead before Moroccan El Zhar converted a late penalty to give Leganes brief hope of a comeback. Victory sends Villarreal up to 14th, four points clear of the relegation places. ITALYHAMED JUNIOR TRAORE (Empoli)Ivorian Traore scored his first senior goal in Italy for relegation-threatened Empoli in a 4-2 defeat by SPAL. On loan from Fiorentina to Empoli, where he has played since 2017, the 19-year-old collected a Levan Mchedlidze pass to fire in from just outside the box on 47 minutes.GERMANYISHAK BELFODIL (Hoffenheim)Hoffenheim’s towering Algerian midfielder continued his superb form in 2019, scoring twice in a 5-2 win over Schalke. Belfodil scored either side of half-time to make it seven goals in his last four games and take his tally to 11 this year.SALOMON KALOU (Hertha Berlin)The Ivorian veteran missed several chances as Hertha laboured to a 0-0 draw with bottom-of-the-table Hanover. The result ended a five-game losing streak for Hertha, but keeps them in the doldrums after it was announced that coach Pal Dardai would step down at the end of the season.FRANCEKALIFA COULIBALY (Nantes)Malian Coulibaly took his tally to four goals in the last five games as Nantes beat struggling Amiens 3-2 to pull well clear of the relegation battle. The 1.97m striker has had the tough task of filling the void left by the late Emiliano Sala but his recent form suggests he is growing in confidence. With the scores level, Coulibaly turned the game his team’s way with two goals in six minutes early in the second half. He scored the first with a low strike after he was put through by Ghanaian team-mate Majeed Waris. The second was a header from a corner.BRICE SAMBA (Caen)Congo Brazzaville-born goalkeeper Samba, who started the season by making costly mistakes in a loss at Paris Saint-Germain, was the hero as Caen climbed off the bottom of the table, and gave themselves hope of escaping the automatic relegation places, with a 1-0 win at Patrick Vieira’s Nice. The scores were level when Alexander Djiku handled a free-kick from Malang Sarr. But Samba stretched to save the spot-kick by Remi Walter. Djiku made amends by scoring Caen’s second-half winner.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

WIN A LUXURY SKINCARE HAMPER AS MCFADDEN’S PHARMACY RE-LAUNCH THEIR WEBSITE

first_imgMcFadden’s Pharmacy are re-launching their website, and to celebrate the revamp they’re giving away some ‘amazing’ prizes. The new website www.mcfaddenspharmacy.com has been launched and all orders placed on-line in November and December will be entered into a draw for a FULL REFUND for one lucky person.Not content with that offer, management at McFadden’s Pharmacy are this week hosting their daily draw. The winner of the daily draw will win a fantastic Luxury Skincare Hamper.Entry into the draw will be guaranteed with every in-store purchase made, the draw lasts from Monday 3rd of November to Friday 7th of November.Finally, on Thursday the 6th of November McFadden’s Pharmacy will have Gary Gamble broadcasting live from Highland Radio at our Letterkenny Shopping Centre branch from 1:30-3:30 pm.The broadcast will be followed by a wine and cheese reception from 5 – 8pm. So make sure and get down to McFadden’s Pharmacy this week for what promises to be an eventful week. WIN A LUXURY SKINCARE HAMPER AS MCFADDEN’S PHARMACY RE-LAUNCH THEIR WEBSITE was last modified: October 31st, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessFeaturesMcFADDENS PHARMACYnewsPrizesRe-launchWebitelast_img read more

It’s the Spookiest Time of Year — Manunka Chunk Tunnels (GC82B5) — Geocache of the Week

first_imgContinue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, leave a comment below with the name of the geocache, the GC code, and why you think we should feature it.Extra special shoutout to Lord Stirling for the recommending this geocache for Geocache of the Week!Share with your Friends:More The entrance to the tunnels. There may or may not be zombies inside. Photo by geocacher DeadColdHandsGeocache Name:Manunka Chunk Tunnels (GC82B5)Difficulty/Terrain Rating:3/3Why this is the Geocache of the Week:As the end of October nears and Halloween draws close, the air has a certain chill to it. The trees turn into skeletons of their former selves. At least, for me, Halloween is one of the best times of year and always puts me in the mood to visit spooky or haunted places. The Manunka Chunk Tunnels in New Jersey have been abandoned since sometime in the early 1900s—well, let me clarify: abandoned from their intended use. Intrepid urban explorers and geocachers have been visiting these tunnels for years. In order to earn your smiley, you’ll have to summon loads of bravery, don a sturdy pair of mud-proof boots and journey through darkness. Sounds like a perfect fall adventure to me!# of Finds:353# of Favorite Points:117, which makes it the most favorited geocache in New Jersey.What geocachers are saying:“Manunka Chunk Tunnels” still the most memorable and amazing cache we’ve ever found!” – The Brigadier“This was, by far one of my favorite caches to date.” – pumpkinking27“Great cache! Awesome place!” – cuteynewtRead More LogsPhotos:Click to see all of the photo logs. Inside the tunnel. Try not to get too creeped out! Photo by geocacher doug-upA brave crew of geocachers after making the find. Photo by geocacher TeamBandNWhat’s the spookiest place a geocache has ever taken you? Tell us in the comments. The final stretch of the tunnel. Photo by geocacher doug-up SharePrint RelatedLa ferrovia Fantasma – The ghost railwayApril 5, 2017In “Geocache of the Week”The Geocaching Vlogger — InterviewSeptember 20, 2018In “Community”Cooking Up a Good Find — KochBuchCache (GC21148) — Geocache of the WeekOctober 16, 2013In “Community”last_img read more

US college screens ‘Sholay’ to kick off ‘Year of India’

first_imgAn American colleg e, which has on its rolls over 20,000 students from 170 nations, screened the 1970s bollywood blockbuster Sholay as it hosted a ‘Year of India’ during the 2012-13 academic year that will also see presentations to explore India .Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY) is hosting a ‘Year of India’ with exhibitions, a film series, and performances and student-sponsored activities on culture, sports, and everyday life in India.Presentations will explore India – its society and politics, arts and culture, math and science, religions and economics – as well as its influence in the South Asian region and the world, and its diaspora in the US, according to a press release by Queens College.Sholay, the most successful Hindi film of all time, was screened on September 12, to kick off the “Representing South Asia on Film” series, which includes 16 titles including “Lagaan”, “The Namesake”, “Awara” and “Aparajito”, as well as three panel discussions on topics raised in the series.A day before that New Age guru Deepak Chopra made a presentation.”Hindustani Music of North India”, a concert scheduled for October 12, will feature noted tabla player and Yale faculty member Samir Chatterjee and flautist Steve Gorn. This concert at the LeFrak Concert Hall in Queens College is the first performance of the Aaron Copland School of Music’s Chamber Music Live fall season.Queens College’s ‘Year of India’ will also feature student and faculty exchanges, newly developed credit-bearing courses taught by professors from the college and their partner institutions in India, and programmes by members of the Indian community. To encourage collaborations and partnerships, faculty will lead three study tours to India for faculty, students, and staff.An exhibition titled “Art from the Land of the Peacock” will spotlight India’s distinctive and diverse artistic traditions while drawing upon the collections at Queens College’s Art Library. It will run from November 1 to June 27, 2013 at the Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library in the campus.The Indian Consulate of New York is hosting a reception on September 20 for Queens College celebrating what the college calls “a vibrant, diverse country with a complex history and globally significant economy”.The college, located in America’s most diverse county, examines each year the history, art, and culture of a different country. China and Turkey have been featured before.Queens College of CUNY, founded in 1937, has on its rolls over 20,000 students from 170 nations and gets cited every year by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s 100 ‘Best Value’ colleges.advertisement- With inputs from IANSlast_img read more

Rafael Nadal steamrolls to opening Monte Carlo win

first_imgLATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess The 32-year-old had expressed pre-tournament caution regarding the health of his knee — a worry which appeared to be groundless after a 76-minute masterclass.“I’m happy for this very positive start. I had good feelings on court,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsNadal collected the opening five games of the afternoon in 17 minutes as he set the tone for another dominant display in the principality.He was equally in control during the second set, where he saved three break points in the fourth game and two more in the sixth. Roland Garros finalist Dominic Thiem, who lost to Nadal in Paris last June, beat Slovakia’s Martin Klizan 6-1, 6-4.Thiem, who won the Indian Wells title over Federer, made a successful switch to his favourite surface as he prepares for the pre-French Open sequence of events.Fourth seed Thiem won with a break in the final game after Klizan held a 40-0 lead.Upbeat ZverevAlexander Zverev rediscovered traces of his best form with a 6-1, 6-4 defeat of Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime.The German, locally based, reached the third round as he tamed the 18-year-old who broke through for a Miami semi-final last month.The 21-year-old Zverev played the semi-finals in Monte Carlo a year ago but has yet to hit his stride this season.That may be starting to change.“This is the first time this season I’ve felt really healthy,” said Zverev, who lost prematurely at both Indian Wells and Miami, as well as in Marrakech last week.“I’ve been training well but haven’t been able to take that into matches. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View comments “I live just 500 metres from here, I’m comfortable on this court. I’m starting to feel better about my game.“I’m really ready for the clay season.”Zverev swept the opening set in 30 minutes but had to get through a series of three straight breaks of serve between him and his opponent before finally advancing in 78 minutes.The third seed will next face Italy’s Fabio Fognini, who reached the third round when French opponent Gilles Simon withdrew because of back problems.Greek sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas moved ahead, defeating Mikhail Kukushkin 6-3, 7-5.“I need to maintain my focus, my concentration, my aggressive mindset when I’m on the court,” Tsitsipas said.“If all these are combined, then I have nothing to fear and I have nothing to be afraid of when I’m on the court.“This is the first big clay court tournament, not everyone is very well prepared for that. It’s been a long hardcourt court season before the clay.”Britain’s Cameron Norrie defeated Marton Fucsovics of Hungary 7-6 (7/3), 6-3, while Pierre-Hugues Herbert stunned 2018 finalist and fifth seed Kei Nishikori 7-5, 6-4. Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning against Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut at then end of their tennis match on the day 5 of the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series tournament on April 17, 2019 in Monaco. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP)Rafael Nadal charged out of the blocks Wednesday to hammer Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1, 6-1 in his opening match at the Monte Carlo Masters.The 11-time champion showed no sign of the knee problems which forced him to quit ahead of an Indian Wells semi-final against Roger Federer a month ago.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated ‘We’re excited’: Knicks have hopes for lottery, free agency Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venuecenter_img Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “It was a great start, it’s good to be back here,” the 17-time Grand Slam winner said, keeping talk of his knee to a minimum.“I can’t pretend to not have pain at all, but professionals normally play with pain,” Nadal said.“It’s part of the sport at the highest level and it’s no limitations at all. I was able to move well and be confident with the things that I did.”Bautista Agut has now lost to his Spanish countryman in all three of their meetings, while Nadal improved his incredible record here to 69-4 as he takes aim at a fourth consecutive title at the event.“This is just the first match and it’s been a very positive start,” Nadal said. “The results say that.”ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassleslast_img read more

Cody Simpson Celebrates International Day of Happiness

first_imgThe United Nations and the world’s most personalised music streaming service, MixRadio, marked International Day of Happiness and the launch of the #HappySoundsLike playlist with a surprise performance from global singer/ songwriter, Cody Simpson, at South by Southwest.Cody Simpson celebrates International Day of Happiness with UN and MixRadio Credit/Copyright: Getty ImagesFinalising a weeklong campaign to raise awareness of International Day of Happiness, the #HappySoundsLike playlist created by MixRadio, was unveiled to guests attending and available for the world to listen to at www.happysoundslike.com. Gigi Hadid and Cody Simpson celebrate International Day ofHappiness with UN and MixRadioCredit/Copyright: Getty ImagesRecognizing that music has the power to spread happiness and inspire solidarity and hope for a better tomorrow, United Nations Messengers of Peace and Goodwill Ambassadors, along with international artists including Britney Spears, Nicole Scherzinger, Ed Sheeran, Charlize Theron and John Legend contributed their happiest track to create the world’s happiest playlist, #HappySoundsLike.Cody Simpson comments, “I am really pleased to be part of such an amazing campaign with the United Nations and MixRadio to raise awareness of International Day of Happiness.“I hope everyone gets behind the day and listens to the #HappySoundsLike playlist.”Jyrki Rosenberg, Head of MixRadio, comments, “This year, to mark International Day of Happiness, we have been fortunate to partner with the United Nations to support and raise awareness of such an inherent aspiration that we share the world over: happiness.“Through collaborating with international superstars, we hope #HappySoundsLike will bring a smile to faces around the world and inspire hope for a better tomorrow.”Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012, International Day of Happiness acknowledges that “the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal.” In its 70th anniversary year, the United Nations will be undertaking several campaigns to help achieve this goal.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Wind knocks out power in the BC Peace

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Over 500 customers in the B.C. Peace are without power.Hydro reports there are several power outages all around the B.C. Peace affecting customers since as early as 4:30 a.m. Sunday.Strong winds in the region have caused the outages.  Overnight wind gusts at the Fort St. John Airport reached 80km/h. The largest outages are in the Charlie Lake area.  Crews are on-site trying to fix the outages, but there is no estimate on when power will be restored.To view a full list of the power outages, visit www.bchydro.com/outageslast_img read more