‘Purple Tuesday’ is supported by the Office for Disability Issues (ODI) and Sarah Newton, Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work.With the spending power of disabled people and their families estimated at £249 billion, ‘Purple Tuesday’ highlights the business benefits of welcoming the ‘Purple Pound’ into inclusive and accessible shops, restaurants, pubs and clubs. It is an opportunity for retailers to improve customer service for disabled people today and going forwards. Parliament’s catering and retail teams in both the House of Commons and House of Lords will also be participating in ‘Purple Tuesday’. New areas of priority accessible seating have been identified in catering venues, and the accessible retail offer will be showcased in the historic Westminster Hall. With the support of ParliAble, Parliament’s Workplace Equality Network for people with disabilities, a new non-visible disability sign has been designed and will be installed across the estate.Supporting ‘Purple Tuesday’ fits well with ODI’s work to create a society that works for everyone, where all can participate fully by tackling barriers faced by disabled people. It builds on the work of sector champions who are raising awareness of the needs of disabled consumers and driving improvements across sectors from transport to broadcasting, and from arts to tourism so that disabled people enjoy the same consumer experience as non-disabled people.Further information about Purple Tuesday, and resources to support retailers can be found: The Crown Estate Landsec (Bluewater) Revo and Hammerson (Birmingham Bullring) Ensuring that disabled people are able to access shops, restaurants and clubs isn’t just the right thing to do – it makes business sense too. By failing to cater to their disabled customers, many businesses are missing out on the spending power of disabled people and are denying them the opportunity to enjoy something which many people take for granted. There is still time to get involved in this important initiative and I encourage businesses across the country to do just that – and reap the rewards. The minister’s retail sector champion, Samantha Sen, and the Retail Forum are all supporting ‘Purple Tuesday’.Some of the retailers taking part include: Owners of shopping destinations are also taking part, such as: Purple Tuesday campaign founder Mike Adams OBE at Piccadilly Lights, London, Tuesday 13 November 2018. (Photo by We Are Fred.)Sarah Newton, Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work, says: Argos Asda Sainsbury’s Barclays the British Retail Consortium Contacta Marks & Spencer on the dedicated website on the Twitter channel or by using the hashtag #PurpleTuesday on social media
Manager Jose Mourinho says poor pre-season results are of little concern as Chelsea prepare to face Swansea City on Saturday.The Blues romped to last term’s Premier League title with three games remaining, but failed to win any of their five pre-season games in 90 minutes.Penalty shoot-out victories against Paris St Germain and Barcelona were the only successes in a run that also included defeats against Arsenal and Fiorentina.“I like to win,” Mourinho said prior to facing the Swans in an evening kick-off at Stamford Bridge.“There is no point to say it doesn’t matter, but it is also true that it is not the most important thing and on some of these matches we didn’t even try to win.Chelsea lost to Arsenal in Sunday’s Community Shield match at Wembley“Against Fiorentina, the point was to give minutes to the players, to protect some.“But if you ask do I want to create better play better, defend better and score better, then yes I want that.”Mourinho also warned that a fiercely competitive league meant it was possible for Chelsea to have a good season and still finish trophy-less.“I really don’t know [what a good season is] because it is not just about you but is about the others,” he said.“You can have a good season and somebody is better than you. And I don’t consider that a failure.“A bad season is if you don’t perform. A bad season is if you are so bad that in October you are 15 points behind the leader.“A bad season is if you arrive in March and have no chance to win anything.”Follow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebook
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, many producers may be considering selling produce, meats, cottage foods and baked goods directly to consumers at the farm property. A question we often hear from farmers thinking about these types of farm food sales is, “do I need some type of license or inspection to sell food from the farm?” The answer to this question depends upon the type of food offered for sale:Sales of foods such as fresh produce or cottage foods do not require a license.Sales of certain types of baked goods require a home bakery license.Sales of multiple types of foods or higher risk foods require a farm market registration or a retail food establishment (RFE) license.The home bakery license, farm market registration, and RFE license involve inspections of the production or sales area.It is important for a producer to carefully assess the food sales situation and comply with the appropriate licensing or registration requirements. To do so, a producer should identify the type and number of food products he or she will sell and whether the food poses low or high food safety risk.Our new Law Bulletin, Selling Foods at the Farm: When Do You Need a License? will help producers assess their situations and determine their needs for appropriate licensing, registration, or inspections. Read the bulletin on http://farmoffice.osu.edu, here.
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FINALS DRAW AND RESULTS* Please note this is not the official record, please visit the Sporting Pulse website for official results.2.50pmMen’s Champ QF 1: Mets (12) def CQ (3)Men’s Champ QF 3: NSWCHS (7) def NSWCCC (3)Men’s Shield QF 2: ACT (6) def Eagles (5)3.50pmMen’s Champ QF 2: Suns (9) def Cobras (6)Men’s Champ QF 4: QSST (9) def SunCoast (5)Men’s Shield QF 1: SWQ (9) def SQBD (6)4.50pmWomen’s Shield QF 1: Hornets (6) def Rebels (3)Women’s Plate QF 1: Tasmania (2) def Crusaders (0)Men’s Plate QF 1: Tasmania (3) def Crusaders (1)5.50pmWomen’s Champ QF 1: NSWCHS (8) def SunCoast (2)Women’s Champ QF 3: Suns (6) def Cobras (4)Women’s Shield QF 2: Mets (7) def Eagles (6) *drop off6.50pmWomen’s Champ QF 2: QSST (14) def NSWCCC (1)Women’s Champ QF 4: SQBD (7) def NQ (4)Day Four Saturday 16/9/068.00amWomen’s Plate SF 1: CQ (7) def Tasmania (0)Women’s Plate SF 2: NT (5) def ACT (4) *Drop-offWomen’s Shield SF 1: Hornets (3) def Scorpions (2)Women’s Shield SF 2: NSWCIS (12) def Mets (5)Men’s Plate SF 2: CIS (10) def NT (4)9.00amWomen’s Champ SF 1: NSWCHS (6) def SQBD (2) Women’s Champ SF 2: QSST (5) def Suns (0) Men’s Shield SF 1: NQ (15) def SWQ (3) Men’s Shield SF 2: Hornets (6) v ACT (3)Men’s Plate SF 1: Scorpions (4) def Tasmania (2)10.00amMen’s Champ SF 1: Mets (11) def QSST (6)Men’s Champ SF 2: NSWCHS (10) def Suns (5)Women’s P/O 13/14: Rebels v Eagles *Forfeit by RebelsMen’s P/O 13/14: Eagles (7) def SQBD (2)Men’s P/O 7/8: Cobras (9) def CQ (8)11.00amMen’s P/O 5/6: SunCoast (9) def NSWCCC (4)Women’s P/0 5/6: NQ (9) def Cobras (5)Women’s P/O 17/18: Tasmania (4) def ACT (3)Women’s P/O 11/12: Scorpions (6) def Mets (3)Women’s P/O 7/8: SunCoast (7) def NSWCCC (4)12.00pmWomen’s Shield Final: NSWCIS (7) def Hornets (2)Women’s Plate Final: CQ (9) def NT (0)Men’s P/O 17/18: Tasmania (7) def NT (6)Men’s P/O 11/12: ACT (8) def SWQ (3)1.00pmMen’s Shield Final: NQ (11) def Hornets (5)Men’s Plate Final: NSWCIS (7) def Scorpions (6) *Drop-offMen’s P/O 3 v 4: QSST (6) def Suns (4)Women’s P/O 3 v 4: SQBD (3) def Suns (1)1.50pm Celebrity Challenge Game2.30pmWomen’s Final: QSST (10) def NSWCHS (6)3.30pmMen’s Final:4.30pmPresentationFOR ALL THE LATEST NEWS AND STORIES:www.austouch.com.au has all the latest news and stories, as well as a photo gallery and match reports.FOR ALL THE LATEST DRAWS AND RESULTS:The SportingPulse has the draws, results and touchdown scorers for all matches and can be accessed using the following link NATIONAL 18 YEARS AND UNDER CHAMPIONSHIPS DRAW AND RESULTSMen’s Final: Mets (6) def NSWCHS (5)
Pochettino: Spurs rout a present for my wifeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham celebrated Christmas with a six goal romp at Everton on Sunday.Mauricio Pochettino’s side had to come from behind at Goodison Park after Theo Walcott swept home Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s low cross from Gylfi Sigurdsson’s defence-splitting pass.Everton’s lead was short-lived as Son Heung-min produced a sublime equaliser from a tight angle following a mix-up between Kurt Zouma and Jordan Pickford.Dele Alli put Spurs ahead for the first time after reacting first to Pickford’s save from Son, then Harry Kane made it 3-1 when Kieran Trippier’s curling free-kick hit a post and rebounded into the England captain’s path.In an entertaining game, Christian Eriksen’s sublime first-time shot extended Tottenham’s lead before Sigurdsson scored a consolation against his former club.Son added the fifth and produced the cross for Kane to make it six, yet victory came at a cost for the free-scoring visitors.Pochettino revealed why 6-2 is a special scoreline: “It’s my present for my wife.”We got married 26 years ago. And a fantastic way to celebrate tonight.”On Deli Alli, who was injured after a clash with Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, he added: “He didn’t feel a big problem. Maybe a little bit tired from Wednesday. I hope it’s not a big issue. It was a precaution.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Auburn Sand Pit WorkoutToday was definitely not a lazy Sunday for some of Auburn’s football players. Tigers’ wide receiver Dhaquille Williams and a couple of his teammates spent some time working out in a sand pit. It’s 92 degrees in Auburn, Ala., today. So it was probably a pretty rough workout. “It’s going to pay off,” Williams said. Auburn opens its 2015 season Sept. 5 against Louisville in the Georgia Dome.
General Manager of Couples San Souci Hotel, in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Pierre Battaglia, and the Mystic Mountain Rain Forrest attraction, also situated in the parish, copped top honours at the 2011 Tourism Service Excellence Awards ceremony, held at the Ritz-Carlton Golf and Spa Resort in Rose Hall, Montego Bay, on Saturday (December 8). Mr. Battaglia captured the overall individual category, edging out 11 other contenders, while Mystic Mountain Rain Forrest, topped the nominees vying for the award for organizations/entities, and were awarded multiple trophies, awards and other prizes. The awards, which are presented annually under the Tourism Service Excellence Programme (TSEP), are organized by the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo). They represent the highest accolades given in recognition of excellence in service delivery in the sector. In his address, Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, said while the presentations rewarded the recipients for excellence in service delivery, they are also intended to motivate and inspire others to aspire towards attaining achievements at the highest level, through hard work. “As Jamaicans, this is what separates and differentiates us as the premier tourism destination in the Caribbean. The climate, the plant infrastructure, the hotels and the service provision, often, have similarities in most destinations. However, it is that genuine interaction and warmth of the Jamaican persona…delivered simultaneously, that is credited for distinguishing that moment of truth,” he stated. The Minister contended that the successes recorded by Jamaica’s tourism industry, to date, have hinged on the stakeholders’ ability to improve on the “intangible element” of service excellence. “The Tourism Service Excellence Awards is a part of the government’s efforts towards this greater goal,” Dr. McNeill declared. Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), Evelyn Smith, noted that all of this year’s finalists have demonstrated that service delivery is not a “one-off moment”, but rather “but moments so woven together into…their daily life and work or (that of) their organization(s), that they become one with excellence”. Consequent on this, Mrs. Smith said Jamaica currently benefits from sustained levels of excellence in service delivery to which they and others have committed.