Honeyrose Bakery has bought all the unencumbered assets and equipment of fellow London baker Greenwich Cakes after its voluntary liquidation.The organic handbaker acquired bakery production, packing and office equipment, which Honeyrose MD Lise Madsen said could offer great value to existing Greenwich Cakes customers, who in most cases, for a similar price, can trade up to a handmade, organic cake.She said the purchase gave the company flexibility to have dedicated equipment for certain specific areas, such as gluten-free production.Added Madsen: “We needed to expand our production capacity quickly. We are seeing customer demand really picking up, both for our Honeyrose brand and our private-label business. This fits into our growth strategy, which began last year when we moved into a bespoke, green bakery with 400% additional capacity.”The organic handbaker has also been awarded another two gold awards at the 2009 Great Taste Awards, bringing its tally up to 14 won over the years, five of which were gold. Organic Pecan Maple Syrup Flapjack and Organic Chocolate Gateau were the two most recent winners.Honeyrose Bakery handbakes organic cakes, cookies, muffins and biscotti, including a line of wheat, gluten and dairy-free products, which are sold in shops including Waitrose, Fresh & Wild, Planet Organic, Harrods and Selfridges.
July 1, 2002 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular News Court hears lawyers for children arguments When dependent kids are sent to mental health treatment centers Court hears lawyers for children arguments Associate Editor A bevy of lawyers pro and con gathered at the Florida Supreme Court for oral arguments June 6 on this question: Should dependent children sent to mental health treatment centers against their will have their own attorneys?And it was Justice Harry Lee Anstead who asked this simple, pointed question that no doubt many were wondering, too: “I am having difficulty, really, seeing why the Department (of Children and Families) wouldn’t want all the help it could get.”Why not have both a guardian ad litem and lawyer for the child, so the judge has the best information to make the best decision about the child?It was Linda Wells’ job to deliver the answer, on behalf of the Department of Children and Families and several members of the dependency court in Miami-Dade County who oppose giving this select group of about 300 children attorneys and hearings before they are sent to mental-health facilities.“Because history has proved that this extra involvement creates an insurmountable barrier, and it is actually helpful, but it is more harmful that it is helpful,” Wells responded.“I am standing here representing the people who really have to live with this rule. This isn’t academic with us. This is reality,” Wells said.The reality of the group of children affected by this proposed amendment, she said, are primarily “teenagers who have very serious problems, mental illness problems, who have been disruptive and had multiple placements because they run away from home, because they are truant from school, because they are suspended from school, because they are expelled from school. We have provided every kind of less restrictive therapy we can think of, in every other setting we can think of. And because they are busy running away and not participating in it, they are not getting their therapy and are not getting educated,” Wells said.The procedure proposed in the amendment to the rule, Wells continued, requires the appointment of an attorney for the child and a hearing before sending the child to the treatment center. But, Wells asked: Where are these attorneys going to come from, especially in small rural counties?“It is going to have to be a pro bono attorney, because there is no funding for government lawyers, and there is a separation of powers issue that rears its ugly head,” Wells said.“I have to tell the court, because I have to live with this rule, I cover Miami-Dade and the Keys. I have not been able to get an attorney to represent dependent children in anything for three years, in Marathon Key and Plantation Key, where dependency courts sit. And your rule says in five days of getting the independent evaluation, we have to have a hearing, and the attorney and the guardian ad litem must appear, or I am not placing that child. I have a desperately ill child on my hands, and if a lawyer doesn’t show up in five days, I can’t place that child. Where are we going to get a pro bono lawyer in Wakulla County, Levy County, Hendry County? The legislature didn’t place that hurdle on me before I can place a child. As a practical matter, I am not going to be able to place this child. I have foster homes, but these children won’t stay in them. They won’t go to school.”Comments were invited after an October 25, 6-1 opinion written by Justice Barbara Pariente, in case no. SC00-2044 , Amendment to Rule of Juvenile Procedure, Fla. R. Juv. P. 8.350. (A story on comments filed with the court can be found in the April 1 issue of the Bar News. )On the side arguing against the proposal to give these children lawyers and pre-placement hearings are several circuit judges, the Children’s Court Improvement Committee, the Department of Children and Families, and a sharply split Bar Juvenile Court Rules Committee who say such children do not have a constitutional or statutory right to have their own attorneys, that guardians ad litem ably advocate for the child’s best interest. They are of the opinion that it is best left up to the judge, on a case-by-case basis, whether a particular child needs an attorney or is present at a hearing that would be held after the placement in a mental health facility.On the other side are six Supreme Court justices, children’s advocates, law clinic professors, the Florida Public Defender Association, the Bar Public Interest Law Section, and the Bar Commission on the Legal Needs of Children who insist it should be mandatory that foster children be represented by attorneys, just as are delinquent children about to lose their liberty or adults sent involuntarily to psychiatric hospitals. And, they argue, these children should be present at a hearing, with their lawyers at their side, before they are sent to a psychiatric facility against their will.11th Circuit Judge Sandy Karlan, speaking on behalf of the Commission on the Legal Needs of Children, made five succinct points:• “Our commission voted that all children in this position should have an attorney.”• “That attorney should follow the standards of the attorney-client rule under ABA standards.”• “We have identified in our brief sufficient areas where there are attorneys to represent these children and there is a sufficient number of attorneys.”• She noted that there may be new funding sources available for lawyers for children.• “We have, after three years of listening to the children and the experts from around the state and nationally, come to the conclusion and recommended that children be entitled to know everything about their cases, that they be provided with the information, that they participate.”Karen Gievers, for the Children’s Advocacy Foundation, got in a zing at four 11th Circuit judges who serve in the juvenile division: Cindy Lederman, Lester Langer, Jeri Cohen, and William Gladstone, senior judge, who said in their comments to the court that appointment of counsel in not necessary or “even always beneficial to the child’s interests in all cases,” and judges can tell in court whether the child needs an attorney.Said Gievers: “The tragedy of that misperception could not have been more obviously underscored by the fact that one of the judges who felt that, based on their experience on the bench, that they knew when the child needed a lawyer, was in the Rilya Wilson case,” referring to the 5-year-old girl who vanished for 15 months before the Department of Children and Families reported her missing in April.“We have found that children as early as three have been put at Lakeside Alternatives, a mental health facility in Orlando, and kept there up to 10 months — not because the children’s mental status or needs warrants that, but because it was an easy placement. We have got to remember the children.“This rule does not address the broad spectrum. I recognize and respect that,” Gievers continued. “But to the extent we are talking about children who are the pawns, really, in the situation between parents who have allegedly abused or neglected them, and the department that is trying to modify the parents’ behavior, the children have no control over how they get out. It is essential that this court, as quickly as possible, at least adopt the rule that gives the bright line, when a child does not want to be in a placement or does not express approval of being in that placement, that that child have an attorney.”
The general goal of the Call is to increase the employability of vulnerable groups through education and professional development with the aim of entering the labor market in the tourism and hospitality sector, and the specific goals of the Call are: improving professional and pedagogical skills and knowledge of tourism professionals, lecturers and mentors , acquiring professional knowledge of vulnerable groups needed to work in the tourism and hospitality sector through the development and implementation of training and / or training programs and organized practical training in the workplace with employers and the acquisition of general competencies and “soft skills” (such as communication skills, basic literacy, proactive attitude and professional behavior, entrepreneurship, hospitality and multiculturalism) of vulnerable groups through the development and implementation of training and / or training programs and organized practical training in the workplace with employers. “Kroz ovaj projekt osigurali smo dosad preko 63 milijuna kuna, a njime želimo omogućiti i olakšati pristup ranjivih skupina tržištu rada u turizmu. Turizam možemo razvijati jedino sinergijom javnog, privatnog i civilnog sektora jer je turizam industrija doživljaja i emocija, mora bit uključiv i prilika za zaposlenje. Svatko može biti dio uspjeha hrvatskog turizma i zato je važno je da svi zajedno nastavimo raditi na stvaranju konkurentnog i socijalno odgovornog turizma u Hrvatskoj” pointed out Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli. Projects could be submitted by adult education institutions and associations operating in the tourism and hospitality sector with a mandatory partnership, while partners could be adult education institutions, associations, employers / economic entities (company, craft, cooperative, sole trader, public institution) and the regional or regional office of the Croatian Employment Service. These are projects that contribute to increasing the employability of vulnerable groups: the unemployed, people under the age of 25 and those over the age of 54. In connection with the second Financing Decision, there are an additional 22 projects, and a grant agreement will be concluded with the beneficiaries. Through the stated increase in the allocation of the Call, 22 projects of adult education institutions and associations in the tourism and catering sector will be additionally financed in the total amount of HRK 32,4 million. According to the Ministry of Tourism, given that a significant number of quality project proposals were received, the reserve list was activated and the allocation for projects that failed to enter the original financial envelope of the Call, which was realized last year in the amount of HRK 31,5 million, was increased. . Therefore, the total value of funds allocated under the Call, which contributes to increasing the employability of vulnerable groups, increased to over HRK 63 million, of which the European Union co-finances 85% and HRK 53,5 million from the European Social Fund, respectively. The Ministry of Tourism is allocating HRK 32 million to finance 22 projects as part of a program to improve access to vulnerable groups in the labor market in the tourism and hospitality sector, which finances projects from the reserve list co-financed by the European Social Fund. Attachment: Financing decision: Improving access to vulnerable groups in the labor market in the tourism and hospitality sector