Happier Holiday Hors D’oeuvres
Speaking on 6 February 2014, the second full day of a London Underground strike, he said: “The least he could’ve done was to abandon his holiday before the strike action,” which he asserted had caused “misery” for commuters. Earlier in this week Mr Crow described criticism of a holiday he took to Brazil last week as “cobblers”, saying Mayor of London Boris Johnson was refusing to meet him wherever he was. But two of London’s Labour MPs drew attention to Tube workers’ grievances which have been at the centre of the industrial action. “We know the majority of Londoners don’t want every ticket office closed,” claimed Hackney and Shoreditch’s Diane Abbott, who asked the transport secretary what he was doing to facilitate negotiations. Similarly, Islington’s Emily Thornberry told the House that the prospect of less staff on duty left her constituents “concerned” and wanted to know if Mr McLoughlin “would allow his teenage children on the Underground at 3am and whether he thinks it would be safe”. The secretary of state repeated his view that it was “very difficult to have those conversations” when Mr Crow had been out of the country. “It’s all very well calling for extra capacity on the railways and the Underground.
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Story Continues Below “It was not financially responsible to continue,” Pennington said. “Hosting an event that large put a dent in our budget. To continue doing that next year would not be financially responsible.” Pennington said Elgin lost nearly $3,000 on the four-day tournament in 2013. “Also, the commitment from teams was not there,” he added. “Going into next year I wanted the field set early. The response was not as great as it was in the past for whatever reason. When you put contracts out for next year and teams are talking about going elsewhere and shopping around, it puts stress on the athletic department to focus all your effort on just one tournament.
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Elgin Holiday Tournament ends 39-year run
Get creative by offering guests a specialty cocktail that matches the color scheme for the event. An avid party hostess, food stylist Janice Stahl makes the occasion special by pairing white wine with a splash of cranberry-pomegranate juice, garnished with fresh fruit or herbs. Giving your signature drink an original name to reflect your personality is an added touch your guests will love.
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