A North Hampshire baker is planning to seek compensation from Thames Water because the closure of the main road through his village is costing his business £400 a day.Simon Smart, who runs the Bramley Village Bakery with his wife Tracey, said the road closure to install a new underground sewerage system had started in November and was due to last 10 weeks.He told British Baker: “It’s been horrendous. They have shut off half the village, sending people on 15-mile diversions. We are not getting the passing trade and we reckon it’s cut sales by 40%.”The bakery normally sells between up to 500 Christmas cakes over the festive period, but sold only 120 this year. Sales of mince pies fell from 18,000 to 12,000.Smart said he would seek compensation but had noted in the small print of the form that it would be “down to Thames Water’s discretion”.
Tom Berry put on another dominating performance, winning for the eighth time this season in the IMCA Modifieds. Dallon Murty is mastering the High Banks in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, taking his third trip to victory lane. Johnathon Logue took the checkers for the third race in a row in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Braden Richards went back to the winner’s circle in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. First Shawn Ritter, then Tyler Pickett led the early portion of the Stock Car show but they were no match for Murty, who came flying on the top shelf and took command with three laps remaining. Pickett was a close second and Ritter finished third. By Joyce Eisele MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (Aug. 21) – Marshalltown Speedway was back in action Friday night, missing only one week of racing due to the area’s devastating derecho. The lights taken down during the storm were replaced with two BOSS LTG Stadium Light Towers and the show went on with KMJ Performance Free Grandstand Night. Richards, led all but the opening lap of the Hobby Stock main. He held back Aaron Martin and Kaden Reynolds who finished second and third, respectively. Braden Richards led all but the opening circuit in winning Friday’s IMCA Sunoco Hobby stock feature at Marshalltown Speedway. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography) Logue took the easy win in the 18-lap feature event for Northern SportMods. He had to fight past Dylan Van Wyk, Austin Schrage, and Brayton Carter, who were doing battle in front him. He got the job done at lap six and from there on never looked back, finishing comfortably ahead of second place Carter. With one lap down in the Modified feature, the yellow flew. On the restart, a quagmire of cars piled up in turn four, bringing out another yellow, and eliminating a handful of cars with damage. When the race got back underway, all eyes were on the 11X of Berry who flew to the topside and was coming with a full head of steam. By lap three he was in the lead and then it was all Berry’s race. He pulled away to finish a half lap ahead of the field to take the checkers. Ethan Braaksma made his way from ninth starting spot to finish as the runner-up. Jared VanDeest, Ronn Lauritzen, and Zack Rawlins completed the top five.
Created in 1970, Paris Saint-Germain has enjoyed considerable sporting and commercial success since being purchased by Qatar Sports Investments in 2011, winning 18 trophies including seven French Ligue 1 titles.****XINHUAShare on: WhatsApp Paris Saint-Germain logoKampala, Uganda | XINHUA | French football giant Paris Saint-Germain on Monday announced the signing of a multi-year partnership with Chinese consumer electronics firm Hisense.“We are delighted to welcome Hisense to the Paris Saint-Germain family and to launch this partnership with this leading player in the consumer electronics and household appliance market,” said Marc Armstrong, director of sponsorship at PSG.Founded in Qingdao in 1969, Hisense has sponsored many major sporting teams and events in recent years, such as the 2018 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2016, Formula 1 team Red Bull Racing and the Australian Open tennis tournament.“We are delighted to partner with Paris Saint-Germain, who are among the best clubs in the world in terms of their performance and the speed of their progress,” said Hisense International president Alex Zhu.
A Lake Worth city commission meeting became heated last Thursday, as a commissioner and the mayor clashed over the city’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak.During the emergency meeting, city officials discussed a local utility company’s role and the issue of residents losing power for not paying their utility bills.Commissioner Omari Hardy says he requested the meeting and only one other commissioner agreed to it, while other city officials did not think the meeting was necessary.A video of the meeting shows Commissioner Hardy becoming upset when another commissioner “calls the question” over the utility company.“I’m sorry, that’s not how this works,” Commissioner Hardy says in the video. “We usually each have an opportunity to speak five minutes.”Mayor Pam Triolo then asks for a second call to the question, as Hardy continues to ask that the council allow him to speak.The two city officials then start arguing until Triolo calls for a recess.In a Facebook post, Hardy says he does not regret the heated exchange between him and the mayor.“Sometimes you have to get into trouble to stand up for what’s right,” the post reads.The city later announced in Facebook statement that utility services will not cut off during the corornavirus pandemic.Courtesy: City of Lake Worth/Facebook