Greggs is offering romantic candlelit dinners in its stores for the first time this Valentine’s Day.Selected stores across the country (see list below) will be turned into romantic restaurants, complete with mood lighting, music, roses, candelabras and white linen tablecloths.Customers will be treated to a four-course menu, priced £15 for two, made entirely from Greggs’ food that has been given a Valentine’s twist. The menu comprises:Starter: A composition of canapés — seasoned pork and puff pastry slider, steak & blue cheese en croute, katsu tortilla wrap, Mexican chicken chipotle spoon, béchamel toasted honey-cured ham square and tomato gazpachoMain: Your choice of signature Greggs puff pastry parcel, accompanied by oven-roasted spiced potato slices and a garnish of fresh Apollo and spinach leaves and sunblush tomatoesDessert: A brochette of miniature doughnuts paired with a butterscotch-flavoured dipping saucePetits Fours and Coffee: Belgian dark chocolate brownie, raspberry and almond bite and caramel shortbread, accompanied by Fairtrade coffee made using a blend of mild Arabica beans from Peru and Colombia and rich-tasting Robusta beans from TanzaniaTo drink: Italian prosecco, soft drinks, still or sparkling mineral water“For the first time in our history, we wanted to offer the public the opportunity to enjoy their Valentine’s Day evening in the comfort of their local Greggs. We’re delighted to offer this experience for fans for one night only – whether they’re on a first date or have been married for 30 years. We can guarantee it will be a night to remember,” a Greggs’ spokesperson said.Greggs has teamed up with restaurant booking service OpenTable where customers will be able to book a table from Wednesday 7 February.Shops offering the Valentine’s Day dining experience are:London – Stockwell (Clapham Road) – 312 Clapham Road, Greater London, SW9 9AEManchester – City Tower – 15a City Tower, Manchester, M1 4BTGlasgow – Argyle Street – 172 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8NDNewcastle – Grainger Street – 73/75 Grainger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5JECardiff – Queen Street – 34 Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2BW
Eligible IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod drivers winning track championships will earn bonuses of $250 while tracks sanctioning any combination of those divisions and displaying Chevrolet Performance banners become eligible for cash bonuses of their own. The 2019 season is the third in the current three-year agreement with Chevrolet Performance. Driver bonuses are paid after point standings become official while track bonus checks are mailed throughout the season. GRAND BLANC, Mich. – For a 15th consecutive season, IMCA drivers competing exclusively with crate engines and winning track championships will receive cash bonuses from Chevrolet Performance. That program expanded to include Modified, Hobby Stock and Southern SportMod divisions, then began paying track championship bonuses in 2010. One hundred and seventy-four track championship-winning IMCA drivers earned shares of a record $43,500 in bonuses paid in 2018. Chevrolet Performance bonuses totaling more than $280,000 have been paid since the crate engine bonus program began with Northern SportMod cash awards in 2005. “Chevrolet Performance has really emphasized this program with IMCA and it continues to be a high priority for them,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder observed. “All conversations this off-season have revolved around maintaining this partnership and working toward a renewal in 2020.” Information about the Chevrolet Performance bonus program is available from Marketing Director Kevin Yoder at the IMCA home office, 319 472-2201. “The addition of the Late Model option in the rules package will certainly be a subject of conversation moving forward and we hope to be able to add bonuses for those drivers when we make future plans,” he added.
RelatedPosts Messi becomes football’s second billionaire + Top 10 UEFA Nations Cup: France fight back to sink battling Croatia Ronaldo scores 100th goal for Portugal Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first European player to score 90 international goals. The 34-year-old netted four times in Portugal’s European Championship qualifier against Lithuania on Tuesday night, which means it has taken him a total of 160 games to claim the record. In fact, Ronaldo’s brace in the Group B tie means that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has scored against 40 different nations. He is the only person to achieve such a remarkable feat. The Juventus forward has scored eight hat-tricks for his country over the years, which includes tonight’s magnificent display against a helpless Lithuania. He opened the scoring in the seventh minute with a typical finish from the penalty spot, and then scored three goals in the space of 15 minutes to make it 4-1. Ronaldo’s fourth was by far the most entertaining of the game. Mostly because of the goalkeeper’s horrific error.Tags: Cristiano RonaldoEuropeEuropean ChampionshipLIthuaniaPortugal
Gardai are investigating a brutal attack on a young Co Donegal family who were attacked in their home by two masked men brandishing hurley sticks.The two men, who were both wearing black clothing, broke into the home on the Oakgrove estate in Buncrana on Sunday night last.The men broke into the house around 9.15pm and began wrecking the house. The attackers used the hurley sticks to smash a number of windows in the house.The woman, who was alone with her two young children, was left terrified by the incident.The two attackers then fled the scene on foot towards the Millfield Road area of the town.Gardai say they believe the men then got into a black Mitsubishi car before speeding away. Gardai say they are treating the attack with the utmost seriousness.A spokesman said “A full investigation has been launched into this attack which was both a burglary and an assault.“The people, which included young children, were left terrified in their own home and this simply cannot happen.“If anyone knows anything about this assault then they should contact the Gardai. ANy small piece of information may help.”Anybody with any information is asked to contact Buncrana Gardai on 074 93 20540 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111. Young family terrorised by masked gang with hurley sticks was last modified: October 3rd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:buncranafamilyGardaihurley sticks
Juan Cuadrado, Kurt Zouma and Filipe Luis are restored to the starting line-up for Chelsea, while Diego Costa is up front after completing his three-game domestic ban. It means Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta drop back to the bench, while Willian is also a substitute following a recent injury.Stephen Ward returns to the Burnley squad after a fractured ankle and is among their substitutes. Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Filipe Luis; Matic, Fabregas; Cuadrado, Oscar, Hazard; Costa. Subs: Cech, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ramires, Willian, Drogba, Remy. Burnley: Heaton; Trippier, Shackell, Keane, Mee; Boyd, Jones, Arfield, Kightly; Barnes, Ings. Gilks, Duff, Wallace, Vokes, Reid, Jutkiewicz, Ward. See also:Abramovich ‘disgusted’ by Paris incidentFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
13 March 2014 The wheel will come full circle for former Springbok prop Lawrence Sephaka when he returns to the Rugby World Cup in August, 11 years after he ran out in Australia as part of the Springboks’ 2003 squad. This time, though, Sephaka is the coach of the Springboks Women’s team, which will be contesting the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup in Paris.‘An honour’ “It’s an honour to continue my involvement in South African rugby at this level following my career as a player,” Sephaka said in a statement on Wednesday. “I am very excited about this opportunity. I have always been passionate about rugby and about the green and gold, so hopefully my knowledge and passion for the game would allow me to make a big contribution to the side. It really is an honour and privilege to coach the national women’s team.” Sephaka will rely largely on his senior players to help prepare their younger peers for the demands of international rugby, as many of them have participated either in a Rugby World Cup or the Rugby World Cup Sevens before. However, he believes his Rugby World Cup experience will be equally important in his new role.‘This experience will be important’ “I am one of a lucky few that have had the honour of representing my country at the highest level and on the ultimate world stage, and it will remain one of the highlights of my career,” he said. “I believe this experience will be important in my new position because it gives the players a sense of confidence that I know what I am talking about. “The fact that they know I have been in their shoes and have experienced the trials and tribulations of participating in a World Cup first-hand gives credibility to the messages I try to get across to them. So hopefully they will take the lessons I have learned and use it as they strive for success.”Career Sephaka earned 24 test caps for the Springboks between 2001 and 2006. During his 12-year provincial career, which started at Under-21 level in 1998, he represented the Golden Lions and the Falcons, while he played for the Cats and Lions in Vodacom Super Rugby. Four years after hanging up his boots, Sephaka now faces a new challenge, and while his team may be feeling intense pressure when they touch down in Paris for the spectacle, the former prop will relive a few fond memories he has of France after playing for French club Toulon for seven months between 2008 and 2009. French experience “I thoroughly enjoyed my time in France,” he related, “so I am excited to go back to the country even though it will be under different circumstances. I was based in Toulon when I played there, but Paris is beautiful and it will be good to experience the French culture again. “Obviously, as a team, we will go with one goal in mind and that is to do well at the World Cup, but this experience will also present the women with a fantastic opportunity to see and experience Paris.” Conditioning and skills With the Women’s Rugby World Cup only five months away Sephaka, with the assistance of the South African Rugby Union’s (Saru) ARU Mobi-Unit and satellite coaches in Port Elizabeth, KwaZulu-Natal, East London and Cape Town, faces the tough task of working with players scattered around the country to ensure that their conditioning and skills are at the required level for the international showpiece. The Springbok Women’s Sevens elite squad players, who will also be available for selection, have also been training hard at their base in Port Elizabeth with coach Renfred Dazel, who will assume the role of Sephaka’s assistant coach in the showpiece tournament. With World Cup hosts France, Australia and Wales drawn in Pool C with the Springbok Women, Sephaka is under no illusions about the magnitude of the challenge they will face.‘This is a tough group’ “This is a tough group, so we are aware that there is a big task awaiting us in France,” he said. “It is also important to note that the French side is doing very well in this year’s RBS Women’s Six Nations competition, so they will have a point to prove in front of their home crowd. “But we have been working hard to prepare our preliminary squad for this challenge, and it is vital that we make the most of the limited time we have to get them ready mentally and physically. “We have placed a big emphasis on conditioning in the next few months to get the players faster, fitter and stronger, and our other objective is to improve their skills. If we can achieve that, I believe the groundwork will be in place for a strong campaign.” SAinfo reporter
An expanded World Club Series The Touch Football World Cup in May, featuring 99 teams from 25 nationsThe launch was held last night in Auckland for the first time, recognising the 20th anniversary of the Warriors being in the NRL competition and the success of the New Zealand team in the recent Four Nations tournament. Mr Smith said a highlight of the season would be the special commemoration of the 100th ANZAC which will see five games on the same day in Auckland, Newcastle, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. He said there would also be more Easter holiday matches, a revitalised Monday night schedule and Thursday night football leading into the Finals Series. “And, of course, we will be taking State of Origin to the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground for the first time in 18 years,” Mr Smith said. “It is an exceptional calendar which has something for everyone.”Related LinksNRL launch The NRL Telstra Premiership with a new look draw aimed at having more blockbuster matches The NRL has launched its 2015 calendar which will see 10 months of Rugby League competitions, events and entertainment, as well as plenty of integration with Touch Football. CEO Dave Smith said 2015 would have something for every League fan. It begins this weekend with the Dick Smith Auckland Nines featuring all 16 NRL teams in the exciting, fast version of the game. This will be followed by:The return of the Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars match, which includes the first ever All Stars Touch Football match The Holden State of Origin Series and representative matches
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea assistant coach Cudicini coy over Cesc exit plansby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea assistant coach Carlo Cudicini was coy over Cesc Fabregas’ teary farewell for their 2-0 FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest.The midfielder is expected to join AS Monaco and appeared emotional when he was substituted late on.Cudicini said, “We don’t know, I personally don’t know. If it was his last game I think it was very good he played in front of his fans and he was able to get a nice reception, but as I said we don’t know so I’m not able to comment. He was captain a few times in pre-season when Cahill and Azpi weren’t there. He’s not the first and won’t be the last to miss a penalty. It’s something I think I have some knowledge on and the keeper did quite well.”What can I say about Cesc? Five-hundred games, a player who is unique in his position, he has unbelievable vision and awareness of where his team-mates are on the pitch. He’s one of the few who has the ability to play that ball for the runs behind the defensive line, so precise and with the right timing. I think he’s one of a kind. He’s been fantastic for teams before us and the contribution he’s given to this club and this team has been amazing. Cesc is a top player.”