Susina Maiden, 17, is already mapping out her career path to launch her own bakery business in Solihull, after graduating from Warburtons Young Bakers Aca-demy. After completing a three- month course at the academy at the University College of Bir-mingham, she has now embarked on an NVQ Level One in baking skills. She said: “I love baking and really enjoyed the practical side of the course. To be able to continue to learn more about the business side of baking is really interesting. I am now studying cake decoration, confectionery, and bread production, all of which will help me reach my goal to own my own bakery business in Solihull.”Mike Ewing, area business development manager at War-burtons bakery in Wednesbury, said: “We are delighted to sponsor the programme and congratulate all of the bakers, especially Susina. It’s great to see young people keeping this tradition alive.”
Topics : “As many as 63.6 percent of smoker respondents were unconvinced that cigarette smokers were more prone to COVID-19,” the NCTC researcher, Krisna Puji Rahmayanti, said on Tuesday as quoted by kompas.com.“The majority of them were also doubtful that cigarette smoking could exacerbate COVID-19 symptoms,” she added.In contrast, more than 80 percent of non-smoker respondents were inclined to believe that smoking could elevate one’s health risks if they contracted COVID-19.Furthermore, the commission also alerted the public to the danger of smoking and asked the government to expand its public awareness campaign to discourage smoking, especially at home. The majority of cigarette smokers in Indonesia are skeptical about evidence that suggests they are at higher risk of COVID-19, a survey conducted by the National Commission on Tobacco Control (NCTC) has revealed.The survey was conducted nationwide from May 15 until June 15, involving a total of 612 respondents, both smokers and non-smokers. Read also: Quit smoking now or be part of the COVID-19 death statsThey also called on the COVID-19 task force to include tobacco consumption control in its COVID-19 mitigation efforts, suggesting that the country should raise the cigarette tax and sales price. Health officials and the World Health Organization (WHO) have previously urged people to quit smoking, especially during the pandemic, as studies provide ample evidence that smoking tobacco can weaken the immune system and damage the lungs, where the virus does it damage.“Smokers are at high risk of heart disease and respiratory disease, which are high risk factors for developing severe or critical disease with COVID-19,” Navaratnasamy Paranietharan, a representative of the WHO Indonesia, said last March.Even though there are currently no peer-reviewed studies that directly link smoking with increased hospitalization for COVID-19, a WHO scientific brief released in June stated that “27 observational studies found that smokers constituted 1.4-18.5% of hospitalized adults.”Meanwhile, a study published on April 15 in the Journal of Medical Virology titled “The impact of COPD and smoking history on the severity of COVID‐19: A systematic review and meta‐analysis”, suggested that heavy smokers were twice as likely to experience severe outcomes of the disease.Smoking was also identified as a contributing factor to case severity among patients with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS) back in 2012, according to a study. Read also: Major policy changes needed to reduce child smoking: ExpertsThe 2018 Basic Health Survey (Riskesdas) revealed that the proportion of smokers among people aged 15 years and above was 33.8 percent in 2018, the highest rate in the world. The prevalence of smoking among males was 62.9 percent and 4.8 percent among females.The 2018 data also revealed that there were 67 million active smokers in the country of 270 million people. (trn)
20 CENT SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $557,743 INTO MONDAY AT SANTA ANITA; FIRST POST TIME FOR AN EIGHT-RACE CARD IS AT 12:30 P.M. MONDAY IS ALSO DOLLAR DAY, WITH ONE DOLLAR BEERS, SODAS & TWO DOLLAR HOT DOGSARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2020)–For the 12th consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot proved elusive, resulting in a Jackpot carryover of $557,743 into a special eight-race Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday program on Monday.With a carryover from Saturday of $518,025 helping to generate $173,493 in new Jackpot handle today, Sunday’s total Rainbow Six pool reached $691,518.Although there was no single ticket winner, there were 44 consolation tickets with six winners, each worth $2,117.30.First post time on Monday is at 12:30 p.m. and approximate post time for Monday’s third race, leg one in the Rainbow Six, is at 1:32 p.m. PT.For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.