Roberts Bakery raises £25k for charity

first_imgCheshire-based Roberts Bakery has raised £25,000, half its target, to help Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention.Cheshire bakery Roberts has pledged to raise £50,000 to help fund ground-breaking gene research. Since last October, Roberts’ Every Pink Pack Matters campaign has called for shoppers to pick up one of its special 2.5m wholemeal loaves in their local supermarket.Breast cancer survivor Lindsay Occleston, a member of the Roberts family, and Lester Barr, chairman of Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention, announced the impressive milestone this week.The ultimate £50,000 goal will help fund ground-breaking gene research which, in time, could lead to major changes in the UK breast screening service.Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with one in nine women developing the disease in their lifetime.Barr said: “Gene research is an essential part of predicting breast cancer. Changes to the breast screening process will play a key role in identifying those with a high risk and, ultimately, could prevent the disease.”Occleston agreed and said: “We’d like to thank everyone who has picked up a pink pack so far and made it possible. But we’d like to take this opportunity to ask for your continued support to help us reach our target.“Every pink pack really does matter if we want to work towards a breast cancer-free future for ourselves, our children and generations to come.”Earlier this month, Roberts announced it was to support the Royal Cheshire County Show for an 11th consecutive year.last_img read more

Dominica reviewing tobacco legislation

first_img Share Tweet HealthLifestyleLocalNews Dominica reviewing tobacco legislation by: Dominica Vibes News – June 19, 2017 Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img 193 Views   no discussions Share Dominica is reviewing draft legislation which could lead to restricting smoking in public places, the minister for health and the environment has confirmed.The decision to formulate legislation regarding smoking in public places is based on advice from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as part of the framework convention on Tobacco control.Minister Kenneth Darroux informed Dominica Vibes on Friday 16 June 2017 that a PAHO consultant was on island two weeks ago to assist with the revision of draft legislation for this tobacco legislation.Dr Darroux added that Dominica has received draft legislation regarding tobacco legislation from other CARICOM countries and “the hope is that we’re going to revise all of this draft legislation and see which of these are pertinent to Dominica”.According to PAHO and WHO, the most cost-effective tobacco control measures includes higher tobacco taxes, elimination of tobacco advertising and promotion, smoke-free environments and strong, graphic health warnings on tobacco packaging.In support of the framework convention, an increase in tax was applied on Tobacco products from 45% to 75% in the 2013 fiscal budget here.“I’m really hoping that pretty soon that we can take this to Parliament,” Dr Darroux added as “this is also going to be a tremendous achievement and assist us, and it’s also going to look good on our resume as it pertains to combatting CNCD’s”.“We know the cause of CNCDs, a lot of these are lifestyle related, alcohol and smoking etc., so as the Minister for Health I think that it would be quite a big feather in my cap if I could take this to Parliament soon,” he continued.He indicated that following the consultant’s review of the draft legislation, it will be forwarded to Cabinet for review “until Cabinet satisfies itself that all the provisions within the law are going to be conducive, [and that] there are no controversial issues”.This is essential because while smoke-free environments are implemented to protect nonsmokers and result in reduced consumption and quitting by smokers, it is important that government does not interfere with people’s rights.“We also have to respect people’s rights when we do these things and respect people’s lifestyles. And while we can legislate certain things, we also have to be careful that in legislating things that we think are going to help us fight CNCDs and other health issues, that we don’t violate people’s fundamental and basic human rights,” Dr Darroux emphasized. Three regional countries, Barbados, Grenada and Jamaica, have already implemented this tobacco legislation and banned smoking in public places.last_img read more

Miralem Pjanić gives an Interview about Juventus

first_imgMiralem Pjanić, a BiH national football team player, said in an interview for France Football that he came from Roma to Juventus to win titles.Pjanić joined the Old Lady last summer, after activating his release clause in the contract with Roma. Now he came to France with Juventus, where he met his former club, Olympique Lyon, in the Champions League.“I am in Juventus to win titles. That is what I missed the most and Juventus is a perfect club for that because they win on all levels. So far, I was usually the second. Juventus has the consistency in its performances, which we definitely didn’t have in Roma. We always had ups and downs. Juventus has the consistency and firmness, which often brings the team to the very end. that is a large machine that rarely fails,” said Pjanić.French journalists wanted to hear from Pjanić what the difference is between their Ligue 1 and the Italian Serie A.“There is more competition in Italy and more rivalry between clubs. There are several good teams in the Serie A; there are Roma, Inter, Milan, Napoli and Fiorentina. Everyone is always close, difficult matches are being played with a lot more passion. I think that France had more of that while I was playing in Lyon than it has today. Then there were Marseille, Paris Saint-Germain, Bordeaux, Monac and Lille. Now PSG is far above everyone else,” said Pjanić, adding that in 2014 he almost transferred to PSG, but his arrival to Paris was prevented by Walter Sabatini, the former sports director of Roma.Apart from Lyon, in France Pjanić also played for Metz, where he arrived from Luxembourg as a 14-year-old. Later on, life brought him over Lyon and Rome to Torino. He played 69 matches for the national team of BiH and scored 11 goals.(Source: read more