Manchester baker Trove opens city centre store

first_imgTrove has opened its second bakery-café store in Ancoats, Manchester.The bakery, which launched its first store in Levenshulme in 2011, opened the doors to its second premises on Tuesday 9 October.The new store will serve foods that have been freshly baked on-site, as well as offering coffee and craft beers and wines on tap, which it said would complement the wild yeasts used in its baking.Trove said it focused on “simple and seasonal food, delivered through a gorgeously created menu”. All of its food is made by hand in-house, with locally sourced and organic ingredients.“Since opening our Levenshulme site, we have taken our time to mature as a team,” said Katy Saide, co-owner and founder at Trove.The business won the Best Coffee Shop 2017 at the Manchester Food and Drink Festival.All images credit Jordan Michaellast_img read more

Dina Hegab leans on talk with coach to help SU beat Virginia Tech in regular season finale

first_imgDina Hegab’s frustrated facial expressions and body language boiled over to the tennis court. She swung her racket up in disgust after a return from her opponent grazed the netting and slipped past her. Hegab won her first set, 6-3, and had gone up 2-0 in the second before Virginia Tech’s Katherine Butler tied it. Hegab knew the gravity of her game.No. 32 Syracuse (13-7, 7-7 Atlantic Coast) was up 1-0 and had already won two out of three doubles matches against No. 30 Virginia Tech (14-9, 7-7 Atlantic Coast) when Butler made a comeback. But Hegab gritted it out and led the Orange to an eventual win, 5-2, in Drumlins Tennis Center and helped recover from Friday’s loss to No. 7 Miami.In doubles, Anna Shkudun and Hegab played aggressively and earned a quick, 6-2 win.“…We played one of our best matches today and we were so confident from the beginning of the game,” said Shkudun. “We tried to play really active and finish (through on our returns). That was the key (to the game).”Hegab said that despite her doubles’ win, she felt nervous from the start of singles.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShe’s also repeatedly said she’s struggled throughout the year that staying focused for a whole match and letting the game come to her. With mounting pressure to win the first singles point for her team, Hegab rested and listened as head coach Younes Limam gave instructions.“A lot of it is her mindset,” said Limam. “… I just tried to remind her to stay positive and keep finding ways (to win). At this time of the year, (the coaches) try to remind each player of their strengths and what they do well.”Hegab is known for her high-powered forehand, but has also improved her backhand and conditioning in the last few weeks. It was the latter two things which helped turn the match in her favor.After speaking with Limam, Hegab regained her composure and hit shot after shot past Butler. Hegab pulled through with a 6-3 win in the second set of her game.“I was playing my best game (after calming down),” said Hegab. “… I needed to keep doing what I was doing (in the first set) and not change anything.”Syracuse tied the match at two after Hegab’s win and kick-started a run in which the Orange took the final three games. That led to the 5-2 win, which carries SU into the ACC tournament on a positive note that seemed impossible during the team’s winless month of March.Now, in the last few weeks, Syracuse has beaten two top 30 teams and won five of its last six.“We, as a team, are confident because of what we have accomplished in the last couple of weeks,” said Hegab. “I am confident because I improved my game.” Comments Published on April 17, 2016 at 6:16 pm Contact Jake: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Political leaders pledge to tackle gun violence following Toronto mass shooting

first_imgOTTAWA – Political leaders at all levels offered comforting words and pledged to work together following Sunday’s deadly shooting in Toronto, even as a new Statistics Canada report indicated gun violence is on the rise across the country.Thoughts and prayers for the victims flowed from all corners on Monday as municipal, provincial and federal leaders responded to the mass shooting, in which a gunman killed two people in Toronto’s Greektown area and wounded 13 others.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and NDP counterpart Jagmeet Singh all took to Twitter with condolences and messages of support, as did federal ministers and MPs from different parts of Canada.Similar sentiments were expressed by provincial legislators during a sombre session at Queen’s Park, where Ontario Premier Doug Ford said the shooting was not only tragic, “it should be a cause for anger.”The mood was also heavy at Toronto City Hall, where council has been grappling with a wave of gun violence that has seen more shootings this year than over the same span in 2017 — a trend that appears to be reflected across Canada.Statistics Canada reported on Monday that there has been a steady increase in gun crime over the past four years, with more than 7,700 Canadians having been identified as victims of such crimes in 2017.The number of gun-related homicide had similarly increased in recent years, according to the agency, with the latest statistics showing 223 gun-related deaths in 2016, just over half of which were gang related.The report also said that while Ontario saw a 10-per-cent bump in gun crimes between 2016 and 2017, there was a 47-per-cent rise in Saskatchewan and that most of the increase across Canada occurred outside of major urban areas.Still, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said there was a “newness” to the wave of violence that has swept across the city.Though they promised to co-operate on gun crime, political leaders seemed to come at the issue from different angles.The new federal minister responsible for tackling gun violence, former Toronto police chief Bill Blair, was scheduled to meet Tory Monday afternoon after earlier tweeting that Ottawa was looking at ways to support the city’s efforts “to end the violence.”The federal government proposed legislation in March to tighten the sale and tracking of firearms, and has set aside $327 million over the next five years to fund programs designed to address criminal gun and gang activities.But Toronto Mayor John Tory, who has previously criticized what he believes are holes within Canada’s gun laws, went even farther on Monday as he asked why anyone in Toronto would even need a gun.“To that end, I’ll be reaching out to both the federal and provincial governments as they have reached out to us to urge them to sit down with us at as early a date as possible to discuss a range of public safety issues, including guns,” he added.“I think it is fitting for us to revisit this issue, yes to protect our city, but also out of respect for those who have lost their lives and had their lives dramatically disrupted by this senseless violence.”Ford, meanwhile, also called for discussions between the three levels of government during his address at Queen’s Park, but his comments emphasized providing police “with the tools and resources they need to do their jobs.“And we will work with our municipal and federal counterparts to identify, apprehend and convict those who commit or plan to commit violence,” he added.For his part, Saunders said there was “no magic pill that we’re going to take to say all is well.“All layers of government have asked, what can they do too help? So we are in the process of having those conversations. But it’s not going to happen overnight. … It is going to take time.”— With a file from Jordan Presslast_img read more