KFC and Bodrum Kebab takeaway on Cowley Road have been hit with fines from the Oxford City Council after breaking COVID-19 restrictions. Since receiving the fines there have been no further reportsof either business breaching the regulations. Both businesses are also still inoperation, with advertised opening hours at KFC at between 11:00-22:00, withdelivery extending to 23:45. The Oxford City Council said: “Although takeaways cancontinue operating after 10pm using a delivery service, click-and-collect ordrive-thru, the law forbids them from taking orders and serving food in theirpremises or at their door after 10pm”. Image credit: Steve Daniels Both businesses have been charged £1,000 after enforcementofficers from the newly formed COVID Secure Team witnessed the companiescontinuing to serve customers after 10pm. Councillor Upton also states that city-centre pubs and bars have “gone above and beyond” to protect their staff and customers. She added: “The vast majority of businesses are complying with the new rules.” The Council said that both takeaways were visited aftercomplaints from the public. When officers visited, they saw KFC continuing toserve customers on three separate occasions after 10pm, while Bodrum Kebabstaff were seen serving customers and taking orders at the door at 11:59pm on Friday2nd October. The City Council is able to fine businesses up to £10,000 for breaking the COVID-19 regulations, but given that it was the businesses’ first infraction, chose to set the fine at £1,000. A manager at Bodrum’s Kebab told the BBC when contacted that they “served customers who have a car outside” and that they “are allowed to sell to customers with vehicles outside”. She went on to say: “Some people are jealous that we are getting customers.” KFC and Bodrum’s Kebab have been contacted for comment. Councillor Louise Upton said: “Any businesses that break the coronavirus rules are irresponsibly making the city less safe for everyone, and they should know that we will take action against them.”
Los Angeles’ own Orgōne has always thrived on embracing the old-school West Coast soul vibe of the 60’s and 70’s, and their latest single “P.C.H.” which features Jesse Wagner, lead singer of The Aggrolites, keeps in that tradition. The track is a throwback to that era, full of smooth harmonies, soul, and plenty of groove.The California soul-rockers with plenty of funk and afrobeat to keep your body moving, are getting ready to release their latest 45″ this Friday, via Colemine Records, which can be ordered here. Orgōne will hit the road moving up and down the Pacific coast beginning on Jan. 25th, and are scheduled to play with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, the Monophonics, as they make their way down to Mexico for Widespread Panic‘s Panic en la Playa in late-February (check a full list of tour dates here). Take a listen to “P.C.H” below:Orgōne – “P.C.H.” feat. Jesse Wagner of The Aggrolites:
Venue: Baba Yara Stadium Kickoff: 3:00 pm The Black Princesses will host Ethiopia in the second leg match of the 2016 FIFA U-20 World Cup final qualifying match to be played at the Baba Yara Stadium today.Ghana held their Ethiopian counterparts to a 2-2 draw in the first leg match played in Addis Ababa a fortnight ago with goals coming from Kate Addo and an own goal from Ethopian Hassabi Muso The team have pitched camp in Kumasi sinceTuesday and played a friendly game as part of their preparations towards the game.The winner of today’s tie will qualify for the World Cup to be held in Papua New Guinea next year. Ghana beat Equatorial Guinea in the second round to reach this stage with striker Jane Ayieyam leading Ghana’s scoring chart with three goals.