Short external endorsements may be included with entries At the Office for Product Safety and Standards, we want to showcase the outstanding work you do to help British business comply with regulation – giving them the confidence to invest and grow, whilst protecting our communities.The Regulatory Excellence Awards recognise regulatory organisations, individual businesses and trade associations that have achieved positive outcomes through good practice.Entrants will have to demonstrate excellent use of better regulation tools and principles, such as Primary Authority, Better Business for All, the Regulators’ Code and / or consideration of regulatory impact on business growth.This is your chance to shine, share work with your peers and widen the impact it has around the country!The Awards are open to anyone involved in delivering better regulation – e.g. local authorities, national regulators, businesses and trade associations. The completed Awards entry form 2018 (MS Word Document, 79KB) must be returned to the Office for Product Safety and Standards by 18 May Individuals, teams or organisations can be nominated; by others and / or themselves Entrants may receive a follow-up call from us. Judging and the announcement of finalists will take place in June.Winners will be announced at a special full day showcase on 20 June, where we will share details of how we can help our local and national partners, hear from regulators, and have time for networking and refreshments. Entrants may supply a short (max one minute) supporting video Additional material is not required and will not be considered You can post or email entries. Scanned entries are acceptable
The Batesville Bulldogs Varsity fall 8-4 to East Central.Batesville vs. East Central Varsity Softball (4-15)Meg Liter collected three hits, but the Batesville Bulldogs Varsity still fell to East Central 8-4 in seven innings on Wednesday.Two of the Batesville Bulldogs Varsity’s runs were scored thanks to timely hitting by Liter. She homered in the first inning and singled in the second and fifth innings.East Central was sparked by #20 and #2, who teamed up for four hits and seven RBIs.The Batesville Bulldogs Varsity jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first. A solo home run by Liter started the inning off.East Central tied the game in the third on a sacrifice fly by #13 that scored #10.East Central never surrendered the lead after the fourth inning, scoring two runs on a two-run single by #2.The JV game ended up tied 8-8.BHS vs. EC JV Softball (4-15)Weather permitting we will host Franklin County tonight with a 5:30pm varsity start time.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.
A reminder to Floridians to think of the turtles!Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton posted a photo on Facebook Tuesday showing a tiny turtle that had eaten 104 pieces of plastic and tragically passed away.In the picture, the small chunks of plastic are lined up next to the turtle.Gumbo Limbo said this time of year is known as “washback” season, meaning turtles that have ventured out to sea are starting to wash back up along our coast.The nature center said 100 percent of washback turtles that have plastic in their intestinal tracts don’t survive, like the turtle in the Facebook post.“This is a sad reminder that we all need to do our part to keep our oceans plastic free,” Gumbo Limbo wrote.