Pasty protection


first_imgImpact on multiplesAmong the major multiples, some will be affected by the decision more than others. Waitrose said all its Cornish pasties are already prepared and baked in Cornwall, while a Morrisons spokesperson said it does sell some side-crimped Cornish-made pasties, and that all the pasties it sells made outside Cornwall, or made in Cornwall but crimped on top, will be renamed. Sainsbury’s said all its counter pasty products are from Cornish suppliers, “so [it] will be carrying the PGI logo shortly”. “In pre-pack, all lines are from Cornish suppliers apart from ’mini Cornish pasties’, and I believe the supplier is changing the packaging to reflect the recent PGI status,” said a spokesperson for the retailer. Tesco said all its Finest and standard Cornish pasties were made in Cornwall, while Asda said all its own-brand ’Chosen by You’ Cornish pasties were also made in Cornwall.Despite the Cornish pasty’s newly awarded status, the age-old argument over who, or rather which county, came up with the product is likely to rumble on. Devon-based Chunk of Cornwall controversially triumphed in the Cornish pasty category at the first British Pie Awards in 2009. It now simply calls its winning pasty a “steak pasty” and claims the pasty “from now on to be known as Cornish” originated in the Middle East, and came to Plymouth, Devon, in the mid-1500s, around 200 years before mining began in Cornwall. “This not a quality issue but purely commercial. Large multi-million-pound pasty companies have shoved this through as protectionism,” reads a statement on its website. And according to a recent article in The Telegraph, another pasty-maker in Devon said European bureaucrats could go to hell.On the flip-side, Andy Valentine, Ginsters’ head of brand marketing, said the firm had been celebrating the PGI decision, but that a surprising number of consumers seemed to think it wouldn’t be able to call them Cornish pasties any more, as they didn’t realise they were made in Cornwall. PGI status will at least set the record straight. If nothing else, gaining Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) has made Cornish pasties the talk of the town in the past couple of weeks. And it’s not just any old Cornish pasty that can be named so. For example, it has to be ’D’-shaped with a side crimp. The chunky filling, cooked in the pastry, must be made with uncooked minced or roughly cut chunks of beef (not less than 12.5%), swede, potato, onion with a light seasoning. Most importantly, it has to have been made in Cornwall.For many Cornish pasty retailers in the rest of the UK, this won’t cause huge concern, as they can still be baked-off outside Cornwall. However, every manufacturer of ’Cornish pasties’ will be affected, whether it be the need to change the name and/or packaging or their product; and, if a genuine Cornish pasty, it will now be required to feature the PGI stamp on-pack.A number of craft bakers outside Cornwall already have more generic names for their Cornish-style pasties, such as ’traditional pasty’ and, in Greenhalgh’s case, a Lancashire pasty. Meanwhile Cornish firm Pengenna Pasties, which makes top-crimped pasties, said it has always marketed them as ’traditional’ pasties rather than Cornish, so the PGI announcement won’t affect them.However, the largest bakery retailer in the country, Greggs, currently sells over 10 million not-Cornish-made Cornish pasties a year, so the decision by the European Commission must be something of a headache. A spokesperson for Greggs said it had applied to Defra under the requirements of Article 13.3 of Council Regulation (EC) 510/06 for a transition period to allow the business to comply with the PGI requirements. A spokesperson for the Cornish Pasty Association told British Baker there will be a transition period, likely to be between one and five years, for all manufacturers, retailers and supermarkets to ensure they are complying with the legislation, due to be set in the coming weeks. One name Greggs is considering is ’the pasty formerly known as Cornish’, but no decision has been made yet. Lancashire craft bakery Waterfields has also confirmed it will be changing the name of its Cornish pasty, but did not say what it will be called.last_img read more

Transparency data: Voluntary scheme aggregate net sales and payment information: November 2019


first_imgThis document sets out the NHS’s quarterly aggregate net sales and payment information on pharmaceuticals for November 2019.The 2019 voluntary scheme for branded medicines pricing and access is an agreement between DHSC and the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) on getting the best value and most effective medicines into use more quickly.last_img

Cricket News World Needs To Help Pakistan To Revive Cricket After Decade Of Terrorism: Misbah-ul-Haq


first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The terror attacks on the Sri Lanka cricket team on March 1, 2009 in Lahore during the second Test match put Pakistan and its cricket in trouble. Following the attack, teams refused to tour Pakistan for any international games. The 2011 World Cup hosting was snatched from them. The team had to play their ‘home’ games at the UAE for close to 10 years. However, slowly, the situation has improved. Zimbabwe were the first team to travel in 2015, followed by tours from the ICC World XI, West Indies and Sri Lanka in 2017 for one Twenty20 International. With the Pakistan Super League being held without a hitch in the country, Pakistan will now host Sri Lanka for three ODIs and three Twenty20 Internationals in Karachi and Lahore respectively. The series will be the first for Pakistan under Misbah-ul-Haq, the new head coach and chief selector. Misbah captained Pakistan for close to six years and in 56 Tests but he never managed to do that at home in Pakistan. Misbah played just five Tests in Pakistan and ahead of the first match, he has urged the world to help Pakistan revive their international cricket.”Cricket world need to do more, not only for Pakistan but for any country where it is hit. Pakistan is a cricket-loving country and it would be injustice to deprive them of international cricket, so I hope that the world will support us more and more. Otherwise the survival of cricket will be difficult,” Misbah said. Also Read | No More Biryani For Pakistani Cricketers As New Coach Misbah Changes Diet PlanHowever, the tour to Pakistan was under a cloud in Sri Lanka after reports emerged that the team could be targeted in a terrorist attack. The withdrawal of 10 top players also did not help. There were allegations from Pakistan’s Science and Tenchology Minister that India was coercing the Sri Lanka players to not tour Pakistan. However, the Defence Ministry of Sri Lanka gave the go-ahead and the team arrived in the country under massive security. Misbah understood the problems faced by Sri Lanka. Also Read | Misbah-ul-Haq Highlights Key Factors Behind Pakistan Team Selection For Sri Lanka Series”I know it would have been a tough decision for Sri Lanka to tour. It’s a special moment for all of us and players are excited as well as emotional, playing before their home fans and at home ground, so it’s really special,” Misbah said. For many Pakistan players in the side, this will be their first match on home soil with the likes of Sarfaraz Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Babar Azam and Haris Sohail all playing in front of their home fans once before. Pakistan plays the first one-day international on Friday and the remaining two matches will also be held in Karachi on Sunday and Wednesday. The three Twenty20 internationals will be in Lahore on October 5, 7 and 9.last_img read more

Solvay, Ludden football to move to Class C in 2020


first_imgShare this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story The 16 teams in the revamped Class C were placed into two divisions (there were three in 2019), with Section III grouping them based on their recent record instead of geography.And the Class C-2 division has Solvay, Bishop Ludden and Skaneateles together, joined by Canastota, Clinton, Little Falls, Sherburne-Earlville and Westmoreland/Oriskany.Meanwhile, Jordan-Elbridge is in the C-1 division, where Cazenovia is also a newcomer after moving from Class B, where it won a state title in 2015. Defending sectional Class C champion Lowville is here, too, as are Hannibal, General Brown, Holland Patent, Mount Markham and Southern Hills. This is likely to break up many different local rivalries that were present in the Class B West division, where Solvay and Luden have left, but Marcellus and Westhill are still there, as are Homer, Cortland, Institute of Technology Central and South Jefferson.Meanwhile, the changes affected Section III’s large schools, too, leaving West Genesee still in Class AA, but now in a single nine-team division.With Fayetteville-Manlius and Christian Brothers Academy moved to Class A, the Wildcats will now have a full regular-season round robin with AA’s remaining teams – Cicero-North Syracuse, Liverpool, Baldwinsville, Henninger, Corcoran, Nottingham, Rome Free Academy and Utica Proctor.As if all this wasn’t enough, the regular season could move from seven games to nine, depending on what happens the next couple of months.Practices for all teams begin Aug. 24, with NYSPHSAA to vote in May on whether to allow teams to add a game to its schedule the first weekend of September without a scrimmage.Either way, the regular season follows, leading to possible playoff openers Oct. 30-31, sectional semifinals a week later and the sectional title games Nov. 13 and 15 at the refurbished Carrier Dome.C-NS’s Bragman Stadium hosts the regional finals Nov. 19-20. Now the state semifinals are on Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 27-28, with the state finals at the Dome on Dec. 4 and 5. Tags: Bishop LuddenfootballMarcellusSolvayWest Genesee Solvay will not have an opportunity to defend its Section III Class B football championship – because, when the 2020 season gets underway, the Bearcats will have relocated into Class C.A massive realignment of Section III football at all levels was finalized earlier this week, reflecting changes in both school enrollment and the way the New York State Public High School Athletic Association classifies those schools for this sport.Those changes include a Class C lineup now full of local sides, with Solvay and Bishop Ludden joining a group that already included Skaneateles, who won the state Class C championship in 2017, and Jordan-Elbridge.last_img read more

Q&A with Professor Tom Hollihan


first_imgDT: Were the candidates’ performances in line with expectations for tonight?I think Romney outperformed what a lot of people expected. I think Obama was a little bit flat and underperformed. But I think his supporters may have been more optimistic because he is such an eloquent stump speaker. That doesn’t necessarily translate to great debating skills. Those are different kinds of speaking styles. But nonetheless I think people thought that would play into his debate performance. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney faced off during the first presidential debate at the University of Denver on Wednesday night.Communication Professor Tom Hollihan, an expert in political debates, analyzed the candidates’ performances in the domestic policy debate. DT: What do you think the two candidates should work on going into the next two debates?TH: I think they’re going to be trying to get Obama to show a little more energy, to be a little sharper and a little less long-winded. I think they’re going to try to get him to be a little more concrete in going after some specific things or flaws in Romney’s positions. I think [with] Romney, they’re going to try to say, “You gave as well as you got in this debate, but you didn’t make the final say. And you have to be more prepared about how to be concrete.”The foreign policy debate, I think, will be an advantage to Obama. This debate was somewhat of an advantage for the challenger because Obama’s most difficult set of facts is the nature of the economy right now. But he’s been so effective with the foreign policy debate that I’d look for that to be an advantage for the president. DT: To what extent do you believe the debate will affect the public?TH: What typically happens in these debates is that a challenger who can hold his own against an incumbent picks up at least some short-term gain in the polls. Whether or not that gain is maintained in days to come is really hard to determine. I think there is going to be some closing of the polls. I think Mr. Romney is going to see some advantage. But I think it will not be at all clear that he will hang on to that in days to come. DT: Did the debate raise any new issues in the campaign?TH: No, I don’t think there was much of anything new. It seemed to me that Obama tried to play the debate strategy very conservatively. He did not go on the attack. He really avoided issues like the Bain Capital or the exporting of jobs, he didn’t mention the 47 percent statement. He seemed to play a very conservative strategy. And Romney was much more in control of the emotional dimension of the debate, taking the attack directly to the president, being sharply critical of the president’s positions. I think that was the much more defining characteristic. I don’t think there was much substantively new in this contest.center_img Daily Trojan: Did voters learn anything new about the two candidates from the debate?Tom Hollihan: I think what they saw was two different visions for how to take the country forward -— one vision that is much more focused on using government as a resource to help people and another vision that is much more reliant on free enterprise and individuals and states as opposed to the federal government.What I don’t think they really learned was precisely what Mr. Romney will do. I think he stylistically did a beautiful job debating and I think he was very articulate at communicating his ideas. He seemed enthusiastic and prepared and ready to be there.I think the one problem was he was unable to be real concrete and specific in terms of how he would achieve these things. I mean, at one point, he was forced to say my view of government is not that you go in with a proposal but that you listen and negotiate and talk to people and that’s what [he] did in Massachusetts. And I think in the days to come, that’s going to be the focus of a lot of the Democrats’ energy and attack –— to say, “He hasn’t really articulated what he’s going to do. He’s walking away from most of the specific commitments during the course of his campaign so far and he isn’t promising exactly what he’s going to do or how he’s going to do the proposals he wants to get to.” DT: Who do you think ultimately won the debate?TH: I don’t ever answer that question in terms quite that stark.  … It’s a matter of which candidate better achieved the objective they have to achieve. And I would give the advantage to Romney on that. I think the fact is the Republicans will be enthusiastic about how well he performed in this debate, whereas Democrats will be more likely disappointed that the president didn’t deliver a knock-out blow. DT: Do you think the audience picks up on that?TH: [With] the immediate audience, it’s always a little bit unclear. What we know about debates is that the partisan voters are likely to go in and find enough reasons to support their own candidate’s position to confirm what they already had believed to be true. Undecideds often don’t even watch the debate so they are more influenced by the spin and the press coverage and conversation with their pals following the debate.last_img read more