British Baker is delighted to announce the launch of a cupcake cake-off competition in the run up to National Cupcake Week, which takes place from 14-19 September.British Baker and co-sponsors of National Cupcake Week, Puratos, welcome all professionals up and down the country to join in the fun by submitting their outstanding recipes and designs by 8 July.The competition is open only to bakery professionals, who want the chance to compete to showcase the best of British cupcakes.In order to contend for the cupcake king or queen title, we need you to send us a commercial scale recipe and method including topping (one that could be produced in a shop), plus photography, along with an application form, which you can download from the dedicated Cupcake Week page on our website – www.bakeryinfo.co.uk.Entries will be selected and judged anonymously by a panel of judges, made up of representatives from British Baker, National Cupcake Week’s co-sponsors and an independent expert. The 10 best recipes and images will be shortlisted, and the chosen entrants will then be contacted by the judges.The panel will then whittle down the shortlist to six winning recipes. Each of these will represent one retail day of the Week, from Monday to Saturday. An overall champion of cupcake champions will also be crowned.National Cupcake Week is being used to support the sale of cupcakes in any outlet that sells them, from craft bakers to cafes, supermarkets and convenience stores.Look out for more details on the competition in the next issue of British Baker, out 19 June, and on the official National Cupcake Week Facebook page.Please remember:Only professionals who either make or supply cupcakes as a business are invited to enter.The deadline is 8 July 2009.Send your entries to [email protected] or post to Cupcake Competition, Elizabeth Ellis, William Reed Business Media, Broadfield Park, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 9RT.
Batesville 7th Grade defeated Brookville Middle School 33-25.Trey Heidlage led all scores with 11 points while Sam Haskamp and Cooper Williams addd 4, and 6 others added 2 points. Austin Siefert was the team leader with 2 assists. Tyler Myers and Cooper Williams led the team with 5 rebounds while Sam Haskamp added 4. Lane Oesterling led the team with 4 steals with Heidlage and Williams adding 3 each. Oesterling also led the team with 2 deflections while Alex Westerfeld also added 2.BMS will be in action Monday night @ Greensburg.The 8th grade Bulldogs lost a very close game last night against the Franklin County Travel Team by a score of 41-39.1st Q – 16-8 FC; 2nd Q – 25-18 FC; 3rd Q. – 33-33.Isaac Barker led the team with 23 points. Lane Westerfeld had a solid game with 7 points and Luke Schroeder did well with 6 points.The Dogs had good effort and considering the (3) missed practices due to bad weather, we were competitive against a more physical, stronger Franklin County team.Submitted by Batesville Coaches Eric Feller and Terry Giesting.The Saint Louis 7th Grade Basketball team was defeated by Sunman Dearborn by the score of 37-17. The Cardinals played well but were simply over-matched by the size and strength of Sunman Dearborn.Robert Raver led the Cardinals in scoring, steals, and blocked shots while Kevin Salatin led Saint Louis in rebounding.The St. Louis 8th grade boys basketball team returned to action Thursday night for the first in almost two weeks. It was 8th Grade Night as the Cardinals played Sunman-Dearborn in their final home game of the season. The Trojans proved too much for St. Louis, however, defeating the Cardinals 52-21.Stuart Lamping and Chandler Meyers led the team offensively, scoring 11 and 8 points respectively. Jack Kellerman added some steals and played well defensively. Gavin Koester came off the bench and hustled defensively, forcing 3 turnovers against S-D.The Cardinals play their final regular season game on Tuesday, 1/14 vs. St. Nicholas (game will be played at Milan Elementary).Submitted by STL Coaches Dale Amrhein and Jon Temple.
The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), says it welcomes the ruling by the Trinidad and Tobago High Court that deemed the country’s buggery laws unconstitutional.In his ruling last Thursday, Justice Devindra Rampersad said “Sections 13 and 16 of the (Sexual Offences Act) are unconstitutional, illegal, null, void, invalid and of no effect to the extent that these laws criminalize any acts constituting consensual sexual conduct between adults.”The Trinidad and Tobago government has already indicated it will appeal the ruling.The right to human dignityBut in a statement, PANCAP, the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic, said the ruling acknowledges that every individual regardless of their race, color, gender, age or sexual orientation has the right to human dignity.PANCAP said in reflecting on one of the recommendations of the Regional Consultation of Faith Leaders held in Trinidad in February, noted that the meeting had acknowledged areas of litigation that may challenge religious values and the responses required to harmonize principles and practices around human rights, human sexuality and human dignity.“In handing down his decision, Justice Rampersad said the ruling however is “not an assessment or denial of the religious beliefs of anyone …However, this conclusion is a recognition that the beliefs of some, is not the belief of all.”Encourages dialogue“PANCAP therefore encourages continued dialogue between the Faith Community and the LGBTI community on areas of agreement and commonality,” it said.In his ruling, Justice Rampersad said the current law goes against the basic rights of any citizen to enjoy the freedom of privacy and family life.He said it was unfortunate when society, in any way, values a person or gives a person their identity based on their race, color, gender, age or sexual orientation.The lawsuit is one of several landmark cases filed by Caribbean LGBT activists challenging regional homophobic laws.In 2016, Jamaican lawyer Maurice Tomlinson challenged the immigration laws in Trinidad and Tobago and Belize which allow for refusal of entry to regional homosexuals visitors.While the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) dismissed his case, both governments admitted that the laws were not enforced by their immigration officials.