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first_imglBakers’ ReviewAll the latest regulatory guidance and vital trade updates from the National Associationof Master BakerslWhat Makes a Winner?Georgi Gyton visits Glastonbury-based Burns the Bread to find out why they were worthy winners of the Customer Focus Award at BIA ’09lSmoothies & JuicesWith consumers on the look-out for healthyoptions, how can fruit juices help to boostyour offering?last_img

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Krispy Kreme announces opening date for new store

first_imgDoughnut brand Krispy Kreme UK has announced the date of its latest store opening, at the Mall shopping centre, Blackburn.The doughnut shop will open from 10am on Thursday 2 February 2017, offering 15 different varieties.In the weeks leading up to the opening, members of staff at Krispy Kreme will be in Blackburn city centre to hand out doughnut samples.“We are extremely excited to be bringing Krispy Kreme to Blackburn in February, and can’t wait to welcome shoppers,” said Judith Denby, chief marketing officer for Krispy Kreme.Krispy Kreme entered the UK market in October 2003 in London and has since opened stores in cities including Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh and Manchester.Recent expansion has included opening a store at Glasgow International airport last month.Krispy Kreme currently operates more than 80 stores across the UK and has a presence in over 630 cabinets with retailers including Tesco.last_img read more

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Farmington Historical Society members celebrate 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage accomplishments

first_imgRecently elected officers of the Farmington Historical Society pose Friday with Isabel Greenwood’s wedding dress on display at the Titcomb House. The officers also planned a Woman’s Suffrage Centennial March for August 18, the 100th anniversary of ratification of the 19th Amendment. Pictured from left, Marion Scharoun, president; Jane Woodman, vice-president; Claudia Bell, secretary and Janice Maxham, treasurer. The officers observed COVID 19 recommendations to wear masks for the photo.FARMINGTON – A gathering of suffragette re-enactors will commemorate the 100th anniversary of ratification of the 19th Amendment with a Women’s Suffrage Centennial March on Tuesday, Aug. 18.The march will begin at noon from Old South Congregational Church and proceed up Main Street to Meetinghouse Park where the public is welcome to assemble with the re-enactors for a short presentation and remembrance of Farmington’s own Isabel Greenwood. Greenwood worked along with many others to gain voting privileges for all Maine women.The constitutional 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, was ratified on Aug. 18, 1920.Greenwood organized the Farmington Equal Suffrage League in 1906 and recruited others to join including her now well-known husband, Chester Greenwood. In 1907, the organization hosted the 27th annual Maine Woman’s Suffrage Association Convention at Old South Church. Isabel Greenwood gave the welcoming speech.A plaque will soon be erected in front of the Old South Church in recognition of her efforts, said Marion Scharoun, president of Farmington Historical Society. She was nominated by the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites’ project, The National Votes for Women Trail which is collecting sites from across the country to tell the untold story of suffrage for all women.The church has agreed to allow posting of the plaque, Scharoun said.The Amendment and Greenwood’s speech will be shared along with an opportunity to purchase Farmington Historical Society t-shirts and cards at the Tuesday event. The event is open to the public.Recently elected officers of the Farmington Historical Society gathered Friday to plan the centennial march and to offer tours at the Titcomb House. Along with President Scharoun, Jane Woodman was recently elected vice-president; Claudia Bell, secretary; and Janice Maxham, treasurer. During the coming year, the officers hope to continue working on grant funding for energy conservation measures at the Octagon House and for building maintenance and creation of a research library at the Titcomb House.last_img read more

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Students look to showcase talents at Miss ND pageant

first_imgOBSERVER FILE PHOTO Junior Cristina Murray is crowned as Miss ND during the 2018 pageant. Her performance included a baton twirling routine.This is not the first time though that contestants at the pageant have pushed boundaries. According to junior John Desler, president of O’Neill Hall, one of the contestants last year went off script for her comedy act for the show from what she did at rehearsal. Another contestant once drank water from a beerbong.Last year, Miss Welsh Family Hall junior Christina Murray won the title of Miss ND with a baton-twirling act. Murray is competing again this year to defend her crown.Pam Jobin, a South Dining Hall ambassador and a judge for the pageant for the past three years, said, “I love to get to know them and their personalities. I love to [judge]; it’s such a fun night.”This year, Jobin will be judging alongside the titleholders of Miss South Bend and Miss Great Lakes. Desler and Jobin said judges are supposed to look at the quality of the act, and how funny or moving the act was.“It’s a combination of quality, kind of uniqueness. … It’s also a crowd factor of how much you get the crowd going,” Desler said.“I like to go by personality,” Jobin said. “Some of the girls are just so bubbly.”After the talents, the judges each choose their top three and the contestants with the most votes move on to the next round, which consists of traditional pageant interview questions.“We have two professional normal questions, like a ‘How do you end world hunger?’ or something like that, and then one joke,” Desler said. “So it’s to answer the professional questions like a normal pageant person does, and then not being thrown off by the joke and making some people laugh.”In between the two sections, O’Neill showcases short videos that various sections of O’Neill create to keep the audience engaged.  This year, videos include “Special Parietals Unit” and one featuring a play on words with the word “miss.”Each women’s hall sends one representative to compete for the title. Desler and Miller reach out to each of the dorms’ presidents to let them know the pageant is coming up and to ask for contestants.“I think some dorms have people that really want to do it and have people who are planning on it. … Then some dorms, I assume, have to force people to do it,” Desler said. ”And then some dorms — I know Badin for sure and probably some others — have their own pageants throughout the course of the year.”This year, freshman Alex Edwards won Badin Hall’s Miss Bullfrog pageant and will be competing with a magic act at Miss ND. Edwards said in an email she enjoyed the format of how Badin chooses their contestant because it gives the show a “Miss America” vibe and makes it easy to select one contestant.“If I’m being completely honest, I didn’t want to do Miss Bullfrog,“ Edwards said. “I had a really big project coming up in Studio, so I was going to work on that instead of doing the pageant. Yet, my friend Amaya practically forced me to do it, so she wouldn’t have to do the pageant alone. The funny thing is she was talking smack the whole time, but it’s okay cause I won. I’m really excited and honored to represent Badin this year.”The pageant costs five dollars to attend, and Miller said that after paying for the pageant’s production costs, the money is donated to the South Bend Center for the Homeless.“The challenge is always getting people to buy tickets,“ Miller said. “It’s obviously for a great cause. … So I think people still view it as paying five dollars to go see a show, whereas obviously the show is great and we want people to come to it but the whole purpose of the event is to raise money for the center for the homeless and so even if people can’t go to the event, they can still donate. We have donation jars at the event if they want to donate more. That’s just the big focus of it and that’s kind of the lens that we’ve approached everything through.”Tags: Miss ND, Miss ND 2019, O’Neill Hall, signature events On Thursday night at 7 p.m., the stage in Washington Hall will be flooded with representatives from the 14 women’s halls of Notre Dame, all competing for the title of Miss ND. The Miss ND pageant, an annual event hosted by O’Neill Hall as one of their signature events, raises money for the South Bend Center for the Homeless.The pageant is divided into two acts.During the first act of the pageant, each contestant comes on stage and showcases a special talent. Junior Corey Miller, O’Neill Hall’s vice president and the event coordinator for the pageant, said some of the talents are more traditional such as singing or dancing while others are more unorthodox.“There will be a girl riding a Lime Bike onstage catching food in her mouth,“ Miller said. “ … Washington Hall was surprisingly okay with that so I didn’t have a problem with it.“Other acts this year include lip syncs, singing and a dramatic reading of the song “I Just Had Sex” by The Lonely Island.“Right now, we are planning on doing it as long as it’s heavily censored so there’s no bad words,” Miller said. “So we’ll see how that goes.”last_img read more

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Serving aging hispanics and the family members they rely on

first_imgEvery day, 10,000 Americans turn 65. By 2030, as the last Baby Boomers turn 65, older adults are expected to reach 20 percent of the U.S. population. What’s more, according to the Institute on Aging, 65 percent of older adults with long-term care needs rely exclusively on family and friends to provide assistance, and another 30 percent supplement family care with paid assistance.The HuffPost recently called growth of older Hispanics“the most prominent of rapid changes coming to the look and culture of the elderly in America.”Not only are Hispanics making up a growing percentage of older Americans, they also tend to be more likely to turn to family and friends first for assistance, before going to outside agencies.As one expert on grandparenting writes: continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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A right royal mess

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Forget about a free set of steak knives the gift with purchase for this unit is $20,000

first_imgA unit comes in this Windsor building with a $20,000 cheque for first home buyers.FORGET about a free set of steak knives, the gift with purchase for this Windsor unit is $20,000.An investor is competing against the state Government’s first homebuyer grant to sell off his new build unit — offering first home buyers $20,000 if they take his two-bedder instead.Though the unit at 134/44 Grantson St, Windsor, has not been lived in since it was built it was classified as used and therefore unavailable for the first home buyers grant of $20,000.Because it is the type of property first home buyers are keen on, owner Jonathan Kriska, has decided to do his own “grant’’.Bright and airy open-plan living.Mr Kriska bought the unit off the plan as an investment and had always intended to sell.“It was never really my intention to rent it out, I was always looking to make that capital gain,’’ he said.Chic and sleek, the bathroom is immaculate.But with the project delayed by 12 months the market had changed and he now found he was competing against developer stock in the general market and first home buyers who bought those were able to get the $20,000 grant.“The project was delayed by 12 months so my intention was I would have been selling this 12 months ago and I knew the market would have been a lot better then but it has just taken a little bit longer and so hence the market has just got that little bit harder,’’ he said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoPlenty of space and natural light here.After that change in circumstances Mr Kriska said he had a tenant lined up and was going to rent it out for a while, but had decided to sell now to move on to other things.“No one has ever lived in there, but because I bought it anyone who buys it cannot get the first homebuyer grant,’’ he said.The balcony is a bonus.Mr Kriska said if the target market was first home buyers he would give them what they could get if they bought a brand new property which hadn’t been owned by anyone else.Marketing agent Steven Webster of Ray White Spring Hill said the unit was originally listed at offers over $495,000 but that has been reduced to offers over $470,000 as well as the $20,000 “cash back’’ for first home buyers.As is the great roof terrace, which has spectacular views of the city.“The building only just came online in April this year, it settled only a few weeks ago,’’ he said.“It is a brand new apartment that no one has ever lived in. Being a new building it’s pretty much been all first home buyers coming to see it, so we were running against a problem.’’Mr Webster said on settlement the legal team would write a check for $20,000 and give that to the new owners“That owner can either put it back onto the loan, they might have incurred some extra mortgage insurance, they can either put it to cover that, they can furnish the apartment, go on holiday, they can do what they want,’’ he said.The two-bedroom apartment has its own balcony and shared facilities including a rooftop entertainment area with barbecues, pizza oven, communal vegetable and herb garden and a big movie screen.last_img read more

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US tech company scheme edges closer to buyout after £230m deal

first_imgUS technology group Colfax has struck a deal with Legal & General (L&G) to insure part of its UK defined benefit (DB) pension liabilities and set up a full scheme buyout.The buy-in transaction covers £230m (€268.7m) worth of liabilites for the Howden Group Pension Plan, insuring the pension benefits of 2,000 members.In a press release, L&G said the latest deal meant it had insured benefits for all the Howden scheme’s members and could begin planning for a full buyout to take the scheme off Colfax’s balance sheet.Crawford McLean, chairman of the Howden Group Pension Plan trustee board, said: “We have worked closely with the company over the past few years to improve the plan’s funding position to be fully funded. This has enabled us to steadily reduce the plan’s exposure to uncertain asset returns. Insuring benefits for all members was the next logical step in this process and also removes the plan’s exposure to longevity risk. “The trustees also liaised closely with Legal & General to develop the best solution for our members and to improve the security of their benefits. We look forward to continuing to work together as Legal & General assumes responsibility for paying our members’ benefits.”Neil Rogers, bulk annuity specialist at Mercer and lead adviser to the trustees, added: “Given the plan’s complicated benefit structure, considerable preparation was key to delivering this major milestone in the trustees’ long-term risk reduction strategy. We are pleased that many months of close collaboration by all involved have now paid off.”L&G’s buy-in with Howden follows a £250m insurance deal completed in 2017 for another of Colfax’s UK-based schemes. Reuters reported in January that Colfax was exploring options for selling Howden, which manufactures air and gas handling equipment, as part of a change of business strategy.Listed groups confirm bulk annuity deals worth €686m Credit: Alexander Beck Segro is a real estate investment trust specialising in warehouses and logistics propertiesFTSE 100-listed real estate company Segro has offloaded its £235.6m pension scheme to an unnamed insurance company, according to its 2018 annual report.The transaction was agreed in December and is expected to conclude this year. The company booked a one-off pension cost of £51.8m for 2018 to finance the transaction.Segro has been approached for comment.Separately, energy company Hunting also completed a buyout of its pension fund late last year, according to its annual report. It followed a series of buy-ins worth a combined $466m (€410.7m) at the end of 2017. Following the conversion of the buy-in deals to a bulk annuity buyout with an insurer, Hunting received a refund of $10.6m as the scheme was in surplus.last_img read more

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Dragons live behind waterfalls, you could live beside one

first_img“We built it so they could come and stay whenever they wanted,’’ Mrs Russo said.“So downstairs is a bedroom with robe and theatre room and another lounge area and kitchen.” SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN SCARBOROUGH An entrance to remember at 64 Oyster Point Esplanade, Scarborough.“I wanted a beautiful entrance with water where you walk over the bridge and there was a waterfall,” she said.The house is designed to capture the best Queensland aspects, the front balcony faces north, a large deck on the ground level captures the south breezes, and two decks face east. An entrance to remember at 64 Oyster Point Esplanade, Scarborough.SANTA’S been visiting the Russo’s Scarborough home for 10 years.With the four bedroom house now on the market, a forwarding address might be necessary. Views across the water to the Sunshine Coast from this house just 30km from Brisbane’s CBD.Jenny and Joe Russo built 64 Oyster Point Esplanade, Scarborough with their children and grandchildren in mind. <<>> The upstairs level is accessible via a lift or stairs.Mrs Russo’s greatest wish in building this house, was for the entrance to have an impact, whether it was Santa or the fifth grandchild visiting.The salt water lap pool has been designed with a waterfall feature on one side, which flows into a shallow pool at the entrance to the house. There are two master bedrooms with ensuites.They also put in a lift so there was easy access to both levels for when Mrs Russo’s elderly mother comes to visit.The couple live upstairs where an open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area open to a covered terrace. One of the many outdoor areas for entertaining.“We’re on the water but we don’t get the winds, Redcliffe gets them,” she said.What they do get are views of the water, the Glasshouse Mountains and the Great Dividing Range. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Scarborough is at the top of the Redcliffe peninsula and sheltered from the onshore winds. The house has a lap pool beside the fully self-contained lower level.“We’ll have it at our place, but if not, one of our sons has said we can have it at his house,” Jenny Russo said.“We’ll just have to write a note to Santa to say we’ve moved.”Clark Partners Real Estate have listed the dual living, waterfront house for sale with offers over $1.45 million.last_img read more

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Serie A: Napoli return to training next week

first_imgNapoli have officially announced that the team is returning to training next Wednesday, despite the appeals of the AIC to wait until April. Napoli are set to return to training on March 25 over a week before Italy’s lockdown ends The club announced late this evening that on Wednesday March 25 they will return to training at the Castel Volturno for a morning session. President Aurelio De Laurentiis, along with Lazio patron Claudio Lotito were reportedly the only two sides in the Italian top flight that wanted to return their respective sides to training before the April 4 date. Napoli players will undergo a morning training session at their Castel Volturno training base April 3 is the final day of the current government decree in which the lockdown of the entire country ceases.Advertisement Their demands were reportedly the cause of arguments between the pair and Juventus President Andrea Agnelli at a league meeting last week, who took exception and wanted every side to respect the law. Italy’s players’ union has accused Italy of endangering the health of the club’s players Read Also: Coronavirus: Ronaldo set to lose £8.4m from Juventus contract AIC President, Damiano Tommasi, also discussed the issue earlier today. Tommasi believed that resuming training before April 3 “was dangerous” to the health of the players. Serie A is likely to not resume until early May, pending developments with the Coronavirus. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted Content8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World9 Best Movie Robots Of All Time7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksFrom Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became CloseA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Daylast_img read more

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