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One-third of London Tory MPs ready to rebel against PM on Covid powers

first_img Chingford and Woodford Green MP Sir Iain Duncan Smith is one of the most high profile Tory rebels (AFP via Getty Images) Many of the parliamentary party’s libertarian and right-wing MPs have been disgruntled at the government’s willingness to swiftly apply new coronavirus restrictions, the amount the Treasury has spent during the pandemic and speculation that Rishi Sunak is considering tax rises to pay for the Budget deficit. Show Comments ▼ London Conservative MPs Sir Iain Duncan Smith, Sir Robert Neill, Bob Blackman and David Simmonds have all publicly said they are in the rebel camp. At least one-in-three London Conservative MPs are supportive of a potential parliamentary rebellion led by a group of powerful backbenchers. Graham Brady, chair of the powerful 1922 committee of Conservative backbenchers, has today tabled an amendment to a government bill that is believed to have the support of up to 80 Conservative MPs if it is chosen by Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle. Chingford and Woodford Green MP Sir Iain Duncan Smith is one of the most high profile Tory rebels (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: One-third of London Tory MPs ready to rebel against PM on Covid powers More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com “More people are likely to die from the sanctions than the virus itself. We need to shield the most vulnerable, but at the same time we need to treat people like adults.” Wednesday 30 September 2020 11:46 am whatsapp Before the Open newsletter: Start your day with the City View podcast and key market data “This is becoming an economic crisis instead of a health crisis,” they said. Sharecenter_img A further three London Tories told City A.M. that they were sympathetic to Brady’s amendment and would likely vote for it if it came before the House of Commons. This would give it enough support to deliver Johnson an embarrassing parliamentary defeat if opposition parties voted for it – a prospect that is considered likely. whatsapp The Tory revolt is a sign of growing discontent among the party’s backbenches, which has been bubbling under for months now. City A.M. understands that at least seven out of the capital’s 21 Tory MPs support a tabled amendment that would see Boris Johnson’s powers to implement new Covid restrictions curbed. The Prime Minister is currently negotiating with Brady over the rebellion, with many speculating that the original legislation will be changed to appease the rebel Tory MPs and allow some parliamentary oversight on future decisions. One-third of London Tory MPs ready to rebel against PM on Covid powers One MP said the latest coronavirus restrictions were “too draconian” and if Johnson announced a new national lockdown at his 5pm press conference today that there would be an “open rebellion” in the party. The amendment calls for parliament to have a say over all future coronavirus restrictions in what would be a major blow to Johnson as unrest grows among Tory MPs over the latest swathe of rules. Stefan Boscia Chingford and Woodford Green MP Sir Iain Duncan Smith is one of the most high profile Tory rebels (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: One-third of London Tory MPs ready to rebel against PM on Covid powers last_img read more

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UK firms and consumers upbeat on the economy

first_img More From Our Partners Institutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday Newszenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorTheFashionBallAlica Schmidt Is The Most Beautiful Athlete To ExistTheFashionBall Express KCS Friday 31 July 2015 5:37 am Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Sharecenter_img whatsapp UK firms and consumers upbeat on the economy The UK’S economic growth prospects got a boost today as more British businesses said they are seeing output grow, while consumers are more confident on their finances.More firms registered output growth in three months to July, according to a survey of firms published by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).The percentage of firms that said output rose minus the percentage that said it dropped came in at 20 per cent – a climb on the 14 per cent that was reported in June. Consumer confidence is also high with the confidence index published by market researchers GFK scoring four in July. It marks a slight drop compared with June’s score of seven, but the index is at historically high levels with last month’s score marking the highest this century. “With wage inflation outstripping price inflation, and good news about improving growth and employment prospects, our expectations to next summer remain stable and considerably more optimistic than during July last year,” said Joe Staton, head of market dynamics at GFK. “Overall, despite this month’s dip, the underlying message is strong.” The CBI said it put the economy on a firm footing going forward. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Lockdown lifted at Myakka River Elementary School in Port Charlotte

first_imgAdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Skateboarder causes $3,500 in damages at Charlotte County Catholic school June 5, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Florida school board to rename six schools named after Confederate leaders June 7, 2021 DeSantis signs bill requiring moment of silence in Florida schools June 16, 2021 Advertisement Advertisement AdvertisementTags: Charlotte County Sheriff’s OfficeLOCKDOWNSchool RELATEDTOPICS Englewood mother joins teenage son behind bars for involvement in accidental shooting June 16, 2021 PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – The brief lockdown at Myakka River Elementary School was lifted Wednesday morning after about an hour. Charlotte County deputies worked to secure the school after an unverified threat was received. A student told school officials they saw a man with a knife going into one of the bathrooms, according to the Charlotte County School District.The district said that’s when the school resource office put the school on lockdown. The school was searched and no one suspicious was found, according to district officials. last_img read more

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North Hamgyong Province official sacked after corruption comes to light

first_img North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) News North Korea hikes “party contributions” Russia-based workers must pay by 30-55% Facebook Twitter A cadre in North Hamgyong Province was reportedly sacked when a Central Committee inspection in mid-December revealed that he had used his money and power to get his child into the province’s Middle School No. 1, a feeder school for the nation’s elite universities.A source in North Hamgyong Province told Daily NK on Thursday that the Central Committee conducted an inspection on Middle School No. 1 in North Hamgyong Province in mid-December. He said a local cadre was dismissed “on the charge of obstructing the cultivation of human resources” when his actions came to light during the inspection.According to the source, officials sent from Pyongyang in early December conducted tests to ascertain the level of students at the top middle schools of each province. When many students at North Hamgyong Province’s Middle School No. 1 scored low on the test, the authorities carried out an inspection of the school.Central Committee officials investigated several students who scored far lower than other students. Declaring that the presence of such untalented students at the province’s top middle school to be a problem in and of itself, the officials were in the process of calling the school to account when they discovered someone had used their power to get their child into the school.The matter was reported straight away to the Central Committee and an inspection was launched.Students at the Mangyongdae Revolutionary School in Pyongyang. / Image: KCNA“In fact, the inspection revealed that the head of the economic inspection department of the Ministry of Social Security’s Onsong County branch had used his power and money to get his son into Middle School No. 1, and the leadership sacked him on Dec. 23, holding him responsible for obstructing the party’s policy for cultivating human resources,” the source told Daily NK. The inspection also revealed that the province’s Middle School No. 1 had been admitting a few students every year through a “special” admissions system. According to the source, the school said it did this so it could buy necessary supplies for the school. But with authorities refusing to accept the explanation, locals are saying the school employees involved will face punishment, too.“Recently, cadres and residents with money have been showing interest in Middle School No. 1,” said the source. “It’s a stepping stone for getting into a good university, and people believe it’s the best way to get your kid’s military duty shortened from 10 years to three.”In fact, if you graduate from an ordinary middle school in North Korea, you must serve 10 years in the military, but if you graduate from a provincial Middle School No. 1, you only have to serve about three years after graduating from university.That is to say, since students of a provincial Middle School No. 1 can “secure the foundation” to become a cadre by graduating university and doing their military service while ordinary students are still doing their 10-year stints in the armed forces, households with money and power are trying to get their children into the elite schools.“This year, two or three talented students will be selected through tests in each county or city district, and then they’ll come together to take the entry exam for Middle School No. 1,” said the source. “This means the competition will be fiercer than ever.”Please direct any comments or questions about this article to [email protected] in Korean Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store center_img News News SHARE AvatarJong So YongJong So Yong is one of Daily NK’s freelance reporters. Questions about her articles can be directed to [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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CSA tackles traders who “short and distort”

first_img James Langton In response to ongoing complaints about activist short-sellers, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) are launching a public consultation to examine whether there’s actually a problem, and if so, what to do about it.In a new paper, the CSA explores the subject of short sellers who publicly stake out their negative position on a company through social media or other means. SEC calls for input on climate-risk disclosure Issuers and others have complained to the regulators that it’s too easy for loudmouthed shorts to publicly attack companies in an effort to drive down their stock prices and generate profits for traders that are short on that stock.In its paper, the CSA sets out the results of its initial research into the subject, which suggests that activist short-selling campaigns are notably less prevalent in Canada than they are in the U.S.On average, over the past 10 years, five of every 1,000 listed Canadian companies has faced an activist short campaign, compared with 21 U.S. companies.That said, the activity has increased over the past five years — usually focused on sectors where there’s perceived overvaluation, such as Canada’s red hot cannabis sector a couple of years ago.The paper also examines the state of short selling regulation in Canada and the rest of the world.Critics have long complained that the Canadian approach to short selling generally is too lax. Yet, regulators have defended the Canadian regime and made the case for ensuring that short selling is part of the market as it contributes to market liquidity and price discovery.Nevertheless, the CSA’s paper invites feedback on whether the short selling rules should be revisited, whether enforcement needs to change, and whether it should be easier for activist shorts to be sued in civil court for damaging conduct.“In recent years, activist short-selling campaigns have received considerably more attention, and stakeholders have raised concerns about the overall impact of this activity on our markets,” said Louis Morisset, chair of the CSA and president and CEO of the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF).“To further inform our analysis, we are seeking comment on issues identified through our research,” he said.The deadline for responses is March 3, 2021. Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Short selling,  Shareholder activismCompanies Canadian Securities Administrators Share this article and your comments with peers on social media ESMA sustains short-selling vigilance OSC, IIROC call for tips on abusive shorts foreign country with stock market data alexsl/iStocklast_img read more

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Sam and Dan take top spots for personalised registration searches

first_imgSam and Dan take top spots for personalised registration searches With the festive period approaching, DVLA is currently seeing one registration sold every minute (more than 50,000 every month).In total, nearly 370,000 personalised registrations have been purchased using DVLA’s online service so far this year.The reasons customers display a personalised registration vary from promoting their business, to showing their allegiance to their football team.However, the most popular searches of DVLA’s personalised registrations site continue to be for names, with Ben, Tom and Amy joining Sam and Dan in the top five search terms so far this year. The only non-names included in the top 10 were BMW and Boss.Damian Lawson, Head of DVLA Personalised Registrations Sales said:The quickest and easiest way to buy, or assign, a personalised registration onto a vehicle, or keep hold of your personalised registration, is to use our online services on GOV.UK.The figures we have released in the run up to the festive season show that personalised registrations continue to prove popular with customers. Many people find them the perfect gift or accessory to their car.With more than 50 million registrations available on the DVLA Personalised Registrations website, and prices starting at just £250, there are almost endless combinations to suit any person’s taste or budget.Further information on personalised registrations is available on GOV.UK.Notes:The DVLA Personalised Registrations website is available on GOV.UK.The online service to put a registration number on a vehicle is accessible via GOV.UK.The top 10 search terms on the DVLA Personalised Registrations website by number of searches so far this year are:Sam – 33,758,Dan – 30,986,Ben – 23,579,Tom – 23,251,Amy – 19,288,Boss – 19,103,BMW – 19,076,Lee – 18,525,Ash – 18,087,Jay – 17,155. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:BMW, business, car, football, Government, Internet, Lawson, online, sales, season, UK, UK Government, vehicle, websitelast_img read more

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Two Undergraduate Specialty Programs Ranked High In US News & World Report

first_imgNote to Editors: Contents embargoed for use until 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 20. Two University of Colorado at Boulder undergraduate specialty programs were ranked in the top dozen American public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s annual undergraduate rankings. The Leeds School of Business undergraduate entrepreneurship program was tied for sixth in the nation with the University of Maryland-College Park among public universities offering doctorates and tied for 12th among all public and private doctoral universities. CU-Boulder’s undergraduate program in aerospace engineering was ranked 12th among public universities offering doctoral degrees and 17th among both public and private doctoral universities. CU-Boulder’s overall undergraduate engineering program was tied for 18th with four other schools among public universities offering doctoral degrees and tied for 33rd among public and private doctoral universities. The undergraduate program at the Leeds School of Business tied for 25th with four other public universities offering doctorates and tied for 41st in both public and private doctoral universities. The undergraduate business programs at Colorado State University and Denver University’s Daniels Business College were tied for 87th with 15 other schools in the public and private ranking for doctoral universities. Overall, CU-Boulder was ranked in a tie for 32nd among all public national universities offering doctorates in the annual ranking. Other schools tied for 32nd were Clemson University, State University of New York-Binghamton, the University of California-Santa Cruz and Virginia Tech. Colorado State University was tied for 56th. Engineering and business were the only academic programs ranked by U.S. News and World Report in the 2005 Best Colleges Edition. Criteria used by the magazine in the annual undergraduate rankings include retention, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance and the alumni-giving rate. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Aug. 18, 2004 last_img read more

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Tourist Arrivals Up

first_imgMinister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, says the winter tourist season, now in its second month, is performing well, with growth in arrivals over last year.Dr. McNeill, who spoke with reporters on February 6, while touring several sites in Trench Town, St. Andrew, as part of activities to mark the 69th birthday of reggae icon, Bob Marley, said the preliminary figure is showing an increase of 4.7 per cent over last year.The Minister noted that the figure could have been better if weather conditions in the United States (US), had not affected flights coming to Jamaica.“We are talking to our partners to see how we can arrange it. There is nothing to really worry or panic about, but the big picture is that Jamaica continues to do very well in its tourist arrivals,” Dr. McNeill said.He lauded the effort of groups and individuals as well as agencies, to keep the Bob Marley celebrations going on his birthday. “We market Kingston as the cultural capital of the Caribbean, but there is so much more we have to offer, and what we want to do is to determine how we can develop this into a more formal tour,” the Minister said.Dr. McNeill said people come to Kingston, and “they want to see what it is we have to offer, and we have to ensure that we package it in a way where it is saleable to the maximum.”The Minister urged more Jamaicans, especially students, to visit the Trench Town area and to understand the history and heritage.Dr. McNeill was accompanied on the tour by his State Minister, Hon. Damion Crawford; Mayor of Kingston, Senator Angela Brown Burke, community leaders, and agency officials. RelatedTourism Ministry Pushing Entertainment to Attract Visitors Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill (left), conversing with a group of Belgian tourists, while touring Culture Yard, in Trench Town, St. Andrew, on February 6. The visit by the Minister along with other Government officials, was part of activities to mark the 69th birthday of reggae icon, Bob Marley. RelatedJamaica Jazz and Blues Festival A Success – Tourism Minister Tourist Arrivals UpJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Tourist Arrivals Up TourismFebruary 6, 2014Written by: Garfield L. Angus RelatedStudents Urged to Get Rid of Bling Culture Story HighlightsThe winter tourist season, now in its second month, is performing well, with growth in arrivals over last year.Dr. McNeill said the preliminary figure is showing an increase of 4.7 per cent over last year.The Minister noted that the figure could have been better if weather conditions in the United States (US), had not affected flights coming to Jamaica.last_img read more

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Bernstein named Elder Law Section’s ‘Member of the Year’

first_img Genny Bernstein has been named by The Florida Bar’s Elder Law Section’s Member of the Year.Bernstein of Jones Foster was chosen as an award recipient for her “dedication and longstanding contributions” to the section. She was recently named chair of the Publication Committee, responsible for the Section’s newsletter, The Elder Law Advocate. Released three times per year, the newsletter provides Florida Elder Law practitioners with legal insights, recommendations, and strategies, industry resources, and analysis of case law and new legislation affecting the elderly and individuals with special needs.The Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar exists to cultivate and promote professionalism, expertise, and knowledge in the practice of law regarding issues affecting the elderly and persons with special needs, and advocates on behalf of its members.Bernstein is a regular speaker on the topics of estate planning, and elder law issues including Medicaid and veterans benefits at public and private events, workshops, healthcare fairs, and seminars throughout Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie counties. Aug 12, 2020 Regular News Bernstein named Elder Law Section’s ‘Member of the Year’last_img read more

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Fresh Finds: Roan Mills sourdough bread

first_imgHomeNewsFresh Finds: Roan Mills sourdough bread Mar. 31, 2018 at 5:01 amNewsFresh Finds: Roan Mills sourdough breadKate Cagle3 years agodaily pressdowntown santa monicaFresh FindsNewsSanta Monica The same woman who helped revolutionize the local food movement by growing lettuce in her backyard for Alice Waters and Wolfgang Puck is now baking bread for Santa Monica tables.In fact, Andrea Crawford isn’t just baking the bread. She’s growing the wheat herself on Kenter Canyon Farms, milling the flour and then baking incredibly fresh sourdough loaves in downtown Fillmore for Santa Monica’s Wednesday downtown farmers market and a few local Whole Foods locations.Unlike the box-shaped, pre-sliced and packaged loaves at the grocery store containing dozens of ingredients, Roan Mills loaves are made the old-fashioned way with just flour, salt, and water.Traditionalists argue mass manufactured bread and traditional sourdough have little in common.Despite humanity’s long history with bread dating back more than five thousand years, wheat (and specifically) gluten have come under increased scrutiny over the past decade.“Not everybody eats bread these days because you can’t really get good bread,” said Crawford’s son Charlie Dedlow, on a recent rainy Wednesday, “but when people try our bread they always end up dropping all of their opinions.”Crawford’s grain program launched in 2012 with fifty acres of Sonora, Glenn, and Red Fife wheat varieties.  The original crop was irrigated with only seasonal winter rains.  The wheat thrived – producing 80,0000 pounds of grain about seven months later.  The wheat is milled to order to retain as much nutrition as possible.“While a wheat berry can last for centuries in viable conditions, once it’s milled into flour the oxidation processes begin to erode the overall quality and within six months the flour will have lost some of its vitality,” according to the Roan Mills website.  “We mill flour every day and all the flavor, vitality and freshness is captured in every loaf we bake.”“When you’re milling fresh flour you can really taste the difference in the bread,” Dedlow said.  “That’s part of the reason people love our bread so much.  It’s milled right away and holds more nutritional content.”Once the flour makes it to the baker, each loaf takes about 48 hours to bake from start to finish. The flour, salt, and water are mixed with a sourdough starter and allowed to set.  Before the sun comes up, bakers shape the dough into individual loaves and then place them into rotating ovens. The bakers start their shifts at midnight and work until four in the morning.  A few hours later it’s in the hands of the very first customers.Roan Mills has expanded into nine local Whole Foods stores.  Wednesday is the only Santa Monica farmers market you can find the bread.  Fans know to get to the market early before they sell out.Their most popular bread is the $8 Sonora Country Blonde, a 100 percent whole grain sourdough bread. At the market, a sandwich loaf and a baguette cost $6.Santa Monica has four weekly farmers markets including the Wednesday Downtown market on Arizona Avenue between 4th and Ocean from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Saturday Downtown market on Arizona Avenue between 4th and 2nd Streets from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Saturday Virginia Ave. Park market at 2200 Virginia Avenue from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and the Sunday Main Street market at 2640 Main Street from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 [email protected] :daily pressdowntown santa monicaFresh FindsNewsSanta Monicashare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentKate CagleSenior ReporterSenior reporter for the Santa Monica Daily Pressview all postsFord lends logo and brand power to local scooter start-upNo April Fools edition this yearYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall10 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson21 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter21 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor21 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press21 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press21 hours agolast_img read more