Liverpool bakery to boost output with £61k funding

first_imgHomebaked, a community bakery in Anfield, Liverpool, has received £61,000 in investment to fund a dedicated cookery unit and ramp up production.The funding was secured from First Ark Social Investment (FASI), which provides finance for social enterprises and charities.FASI said the investment, which is made up of a grant of £15,500 and a loan of £45,500, would go towards helping Homebaked become a larger wholesale producer, expand the café, attend more markets, create new roles and offer more volunteer placements and training courses.The bakery currently produces 3,000 pies, 300 sausage rolls, 250 loaves and 250 scones each week and provides Liverpool Football Club with 700 pies per game.It also won 10 medals at this year’s British Pie Awards.Its most famous pies are the Scouse and the Shankly. The Scouse is a pie containing beef stew, while the Shankly pie is filled with steak, bacon, mushroom and onion.“Our prized pies are famous throughout Liverpool and if we want to continue making 3,000 a week, we need the right equipment and premises to do it,” said Sally-Anne Watkiss, treasurer of Homebaked.“The funding from First Ark Social Investment has made a huge difference because we need to expand our premises to cope with demand. We’re now renting an industrial space in Bootle, which was previously a food business, so the right kit is already installed.“We’ve also been able to buy extra tables, shelves, a mixer, an oven, a fridge and freezer, as we want to scale up production and extend our café to welcome more customers.”last_img read more

WPTZ and WOKO win ‘Best in Show’ at VAB commercial contest

first_imgWPTZ-TV and WOKO-FM were winners of the Best in Show awards in the 2010 VAB Commercial of the Year competition. The awards were announced during the VAB s 55th Annual Convention May 27 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Montpelier.More than 195 entries were submitted by radio stations, TV stations and local advertising agencies for the VAB awards, which remains the only regional competition of its kind.Multiple first-place award winners included television stations WCAX, WVNY and WPTZ.  WJEN-FM in Rutland and WWFY-FM in Barre each won multiple first place awards in the radio competition, and Shadow Productions and Mt. Mansfield Media both took home multiple awards in the ad agency contest.WPTZ won Best in Show among all television entries for “Contraptions,” a commercial for the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center in Burlington.WOKO-FM won Best in Show for radio for “Cupholder,” a commercial for Treadway Service Center.The entries were judged by a 12-person panel assembled by Champlain College Communications Professor Nancy Kerr. The number of entries was way up this year, said VAB Executive Director Jim Condon. I think that s a sign the economy is starting to rebound.(A full list of winners is attached)RADIOBest Produced Commercial, Agency:”Vermont 350 Dance Party”Shadow ProductionsWriter and Talent: Kathryn BlumeProducers: Alex Ball, Rob OstranderBest Produced Commercial, Station:Vermont Sports Grill “Teaser”Writers: Sue Gosselin and Mitch TerryTalent: Mitch Terry and Dave MarshallProducer: Dave MarshallMost Creative Commercial, Agency:Lake Champlain Chocolates “Wonderland”Shadow ProductionsWriter: Place CreativeTalent: Ken Wade, Zara VincentProducer: Alex BallMost Creative Commercial, Station:Pet Food Warehouse “Chew to the Bone”WJOY-AMWriters: Val Wynot and Ed JohnsonTalent and Producer: Ed JohnsonMost Moving Commercial, Station:Ramunto’s Pizza “2 Inches Means More”WGMT-FMWriter and Talent: Colleen LongProducer: Steve NicholsBest Produced Promo, Station:”Champ Mancave”WCPV-FMWriter and Producer: Nick MorganTalent: Natalie MillerMost Creative Promo, Agency:Magic Hat “Mardi Gras”Shadow ProductionsWriter: Magic HatTalent: Alan NewmanProducers: Doug Lang and Rob OstranderMost Creative Promo, Station:”Text Drive Golf Promo”WDVT-FMWriter and Producer: Dave TibbsTalent: Dave Tibbs and Thad MonteiroMost Moving Promo, Station:”Santa Train”WJEN-FMWriters: Thad Monteiro and Terry JayeTalent and Producer: Thad MonteiroBest Produced PSA, Station:”Haunted Firehouse”WORK-FMWriter, Talent and Producer: Dexter RoweMost Creative PSA, Station:”Flea Market”WWFY-FMWriter, Talent and Producer: Dexter RoweMost Moving PSA, Station:”C is for Cancer”WJEN-FMWriter and Producer: Judy AndersonTalent: Judy Anderson and Jessica CotaBest Produced Spec Ad, Station:”Vermont Sports Grill”WTNN-FMWriter and Talent: Seth “Lobo” HughesProducers: Seth “Lobo” Hughes and Mike SalvatyMost Creative Spec Ad, Station:”Barre Dogs”WWFY-FMWriter, Talent and Producer: Dexter RoweMost Moving Spec Ad, Station:Midway Diner “Happiness”WJEN-FMWriter: Dave RicardTalent and Producer: Thad MonteiroBest in Show, Radio:Treadway Service Center “Cupholder”WOKO-FMWriter: Dan DimilleTalent: Bill Sargent, Rod Hill and Pete RichardsProducer: Bill SargentTELEVISIONBest Produced Commercial, Station:Skill Tech “Instructors”WCAX-TVWriter and Producer: Tara PereiraTalent: Dan BurkeMost Creative Commercial, Agency:Heritage Automotive Group “H-Team Origins: Wayne”Mt. Mansfield MediaWriter and Producer: Mt. Mansfield MediaTalent: Wayne StewartMost Creative Commercial, Station:Shearer Auto Group “The Joke’s on You”WVNY-TVWriters: Steve Redmond and KDSTalent: Steve HerreraProducer: Andy BrumbaughMost Moving Commercial, Station:Amtrak “Autumn”WCAX-TVWriter and Producer: Tara PereiraTalent: Dan BurkeBest Produced Promo, Agency:Heritage/Lake Monsters “Kids Eat Free”Mt. Mansfield MediaWriter and Producer: Mt. Mansfield MediaBest Produced Promo, Station:”I-Phone App”WCAX-TVWriter and Producer: Tara PereiraTalent: Dan BurkeMost Creative Promo, Station:”Cars”WCAX-TVWriter and Producer: Thea LewisTalent: Dan BurkeMost Moving Promo, Station:”Captain Phillips in His Own Words”WNNE-TVWriter and Producer: John OsterhoutTalent: Jim GrattonBest Produced PSA, Station:Vermont Special Olympics “Penguin Plunge”WCAX-TVWriter and Producer: Jared ReynoldsTalent: Dan BurkeMost Creative PSA, Station:”Haunted Forest”WCAX-TVWriter and Producer: Tara PereiraTalent: Dan BurkeMost Moving PSA, Station:”The Cows Come Home to Burlington”WPTZ-TVWriter: Susan AcklenTalent: Lisa MalayProducer: John OsterhoutMost Creative Spec Commercial, Station:Lamoille Valley Ford “Shooting Prices”WVNY-TVWriter and Producer: Shaun DanforthTalent: Steve HerreraBest in Show, Television:ECHO Center, “Contraptions”WPTZ-TVWriter: Juston VancourTalent: Alex BallProducer: Dave FlemingSource: VAB. 5.27.2010last_img read more

MasterCard may be next in line for Target data breach settlement

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr MasterCard may be close to reaching an agreement with Target that is similar to the settlement announced Wednesday that would reimburse Visa card issuers as much as $67 million for expenses stemming from the retailer’s 2013 data breach.In a statement reported by yesterday, MasterCard said, “We have been working closely with Target on this from the start, and they have indicated to us that the same approach and comparable terms are being made available to MasterCard issuers…We will now place the revised Target settlement offer in front of our customers for their consideration.”MasterCard’s issuers would need to approve the settlement. In May, banks and credit unions rejected MasterCard’s proposed $19 million settlement with Target, saying it was not enough compensation for breach-related expenses. Instead, they continued to push for more money through a class-action lawsuit.An industry analyst quoted in the article speculated that if Target settled with Visa issuers for $67 million, it would amount to about $2.80 per card. He estimated that the proposed $19 million MasterCard settlement would have given issuers $1.90 per card. continue reading »last_img read more

Google Pixel 5 Users Report System Volume Issue, Makes Notification Tones Too Loud

first_imgGoogle Pixel 5 is getting a system volume issue in which notification tones are becoming uncomfortably loud, according to some users. The issue is also impacting the volume levels when playing videos on the Pixel 5. Google hasn’t yet acknowledged the problem officially. Thus, it is unclear whether it could be fixed through a software update or if the issue is stemming from a hardware constraint. Several Pixel 5 users have complained about the volume issue on the Web.As per the user reports on Google’s Pixel Phone Community forums, the system volume issue is affecting users in two distinct ways. Firstly, it is dropping the volume levels randomly when playing videos on the Google Pixel 5. Secondly, it is increasing system sounds such as dial tones and screenshot alerts, among others.- Advertisement – “With each new Pixel phone we work to improve volumes to make sure customers don’t miss important phone calls and notifications. On Pixel the settings for ringtones and notifications are tied together so these volume changes affect both of these settings. Thank you for your feedback about these settings and we will work to make improvements in future updates on Pixel 5,” the representative wrote.Google has, however, not yet provided any clarity on whether a software fix could be provided to resolve the problem.The system volume issue isn’t the only problem on the Pixel 5 that debuted early last month as the new flagship phone by Google. Shortly after its launch, the phone was found to have a gap between its display and frame by some users. Google acknowledged that issue and called it a “normal part of design” that would not affect the water and dust resistance of the phone. Some users also reported issues when placing the Pixel 5 on the Pixel Stand. Google has not yet commented on those issues.- Advertisement – The issue was initially reported by some Google Pixel 5 users in late October. However, some users also complained about the same problem on Reddit earlier this month.An affected user pointed out that even factory resetting the phone doesn’t resolve the problem. The abnormal audio levels also stay in place after adjusting them using the volume slider. Nevertheless, some users have mentioned that the volume of system sounds becomes normal after enabling vibrate or silent mode.A Google representative attempted to address user concerns on its Pixel Phone Community forums, but with a vague statement, as reported by Android Central.- Advertisement – Is Android One holding back Nokia smartphones in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Sovereign wealth funds develop climate change framework

first_imgNorges Bank Investment Management and five other major sovereign wealth funds have joined forces to produce a framework on climate change.The aim of the framework, according to a statement, is to promote the integration of climate change analysis into the management of large, long-term and diversified asset pools.It is also intended to help identify climate-related risk and opportunities in the funds’ investments and “enhance their investment decision-making frameworks to better inform their priorities as investors and participants in financial markets”.This could include integrating climate change considerations into allocation decisions, manager selection and valuation, according to the framework. Representatives of the SWF working group at the Elysée Palace in ParisAnother principle is that sovereign wealth funds should encourage companies to provide climate-related data based on standardised methodologies and in a consistent format – for example, following the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures.The framework, which is voluntary, is the output of a working group comprising six sovereign wealth funds with over $3trn (€2.5trn) in assets between them: Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Kuwait Investment Authority, the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, Norges Bank Investment Management, Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, and the Qatar Investment Authority.The group was formed last year on the occasion of the One Planet summit in Paris, with French president Emmanuel Macron described as championing the initiative. The framework was presented on Friday at the Elysée Palace, Macron’s official residence, following an event convened by Macron and the prime minister of Norway, Erna Solberg. In a statement, the six sovereign wealth funds said: “By using the framework, SWFs can reinforce their long-term value creation, improve their risk-return profile, and increase long-term portfolio resilience by factoring and integrating climate issues into their decision-making.“The One Planet SWF Group hopes that other long-term institutional investors will be able to make use of this framework in the execution of their mandates and investment objectives.” Another purpose is “to foster a shared understanding of key principles, methodologies and indicators related to climate change”.Three main principles underpin the framework, which is voluntary: “alignment”, “ownership”, and “integration”.Under the ownership principle, the framework states that sovereign wealth funds expect company boards “to understand the consequences of their business practices for climate emissions and to set clear priorities for the company to address climate change issues”.The framework does not contain a commitment to engage with companies, instead stating that “SWFs may wish to engage with companies as a shareholder” to understand different aspects of the companies’ position with respect to climate change.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#last_img read more

Billionaire sets juicy price for exclusive QLD whole floor unit

first_imgGerry Harvey and Katie Page on the Gold Coast. Picture: Jerad WilliamsBILLIONAIRE Katie Page, high flying CEO of Harvey Norman and wife of co-founder Gerry Harvey, is selling one of her jawdropping beach apartments with a very juicy price tag.Ms Page began taking steps to build an exclusive luxury apartment complex called M3565 two years ago when her net worth was estimated at around $4 billion. The building is designed exclusively for owners and their guests – not renters.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoNow she has set a solid price on one of seven jawdropping whole floor beach apartments in the complex — pricing the 345 sqm four bedroom, four bathroom, double car space dream home at $5.75 million.Agent Robert Graham of Ray White Prestige, Surfers Paradise, confirmed apartment 4/3565 Main Beach Parade in Main Beach on the Gold Coast came to market a month ago. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER The rooms all overlook the water. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 4/3565 Main Beach Parade, Main Beach, is on the market for $5.75m. Extensive use has been made of timber sliding screens to control light and privacy.The recently completed development is so exclusive that holiday rentals will not be allowed, with all residents expected to be owners or their personal guests.It has “front row views over beach and ocean from every room”, according to the listing, and was “metres away from The Southport Yacht Club, Surf Club and only a short stroll to Tedder Avenue or Marina Mirage”.“The expansive ceilings and sweeping terraces contribute to the feeling of floating over the blue Pacific. Nothing about M3565 is mainstream.”last_img read more

Heat on Dudus pals

first_img Share 20 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! NewsRegional Heat on Dudus pals by: – June 13, 2012 Sharecenter_img Tweet Share In this June 24, 2010 file photo, US Drug Enforcement Administration agents escort Jamaican drug lord Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke from the Westchester County Airport to a waiting vehicle, in White Plains, New York. Coke, who pleaded guilty to US charges of drug and gun trafficking, was sentenced to 23 years in prison on Friday, June 8, 2012 in federal court in Manhattan. FOLLOWING an order by district judge Robert Patterson in New York last week that gangster Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke pay over US$1.5 million to the US Asset Forfeiture Unit, local law enforcement say they have intensified their search for the ill-gotten assets of confessed drug lord.Deputy Commissioner of Police Glenmore Hinds told The Gleaner yesterday that the civil processes contained within the ambit of forfeiture law and the Proceeds of Crimes Act (POCA) are being applied to confiscate some of Coke’s assets.Hinds said that the forfeiture efforts of the US and the local authorities are separate.“Our efforts are separate and apart from that seizure of coke’s assets being pursued by the United States, it is a parallel process,” he asserted.Hinds also said that relatives and associates of Coke who conspired to conceal the ill-gotten gains are under the radar of investigators.“We are moving to identify the assets and that takes some time and then you go for the freezing of these assets and then for confiscation, the truth is, it is not the shortest process.”“We are confident, that we will be able to confiscate some of these assets,” he added.Coke, a director of Incomparable Enterprise, a company which received many lucrative government and private contracts in Jamaica, was last week sentenced to 23 years in prison for drug related offences.Multimillion-dollar housesHe is allegedly the owner of at least two multimillion-dollar houses and several high-priced motor vehicles.At the time of his sentencing in the US last week, district judge Robert Patterson ordered Coke to pay over US$1.5 million to the US Asset Forfeiture Unit.“In connection with his guilty plea, Coke admitted to trafficking in over 3,000 kilograms of marijuana and l5 kilograms of cocaine in the United States … utilising even the most conservative wholesale values for those narcotics, US$200 per pound of marijuana and US$15,000 per kilogram of cocaine – the gross proceeds from the distribution of those narcotics is well in excess of US$1,500,000,” the prosecution successfully argued. In the meantime, Hinds said local investigators are “actively pursuing every means and opportunity to carry out civil recovery through the civil forfeiture element of POCA.” The senior policeman, however, noted that the process may be lengthy. He related the efforts of the police to seize millions of US dollars found in a refrigerator in Portmore, St Catherine nearly five years ago. “You will recall that the last major confiscation we had started was four years before it was finally concluded and that was the one with the frozen assets of US$1.5 million which was found in a fridge in Portmore,” said Hinds. “It took us five years. In 2010, the state moved to freeze Coke’s assets. At the time, attorney-at-law Paul Beswick accused the Government of attempting to seize the assets without giving the persons a fair chance to defend themselves. However, Michael Hylton, QC, the attorney leading the case for the Asset Recovery Agency, dismissed the allegations at the time. The Asset Recovery Agency went to court to freeze the assets of Coke, his mother Patricia Halliburton, his alleged girlfriend, Stephanie Gayle, businessman Justin O’Gilvie and others reportedly linked to the former west Kingston strongman. The assets of three companies in which Coke is listed as a shareholder, Incomparable Enterprise, Bulls Eye Security and Presidential Click, have also been frozen as the Government attempts to use the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) to seize the assets. Under Section 33 of the POCA, a judge can allow Coke and the others access to their accounts for “reasonable living expenses and reasonable legal expenses”, except for the legal bills related to attempts to seize the assets.Jamaica Gleanerlast_img read more

Indian Lake campers help out Wounded Warrior Project

first_imgBatesville, In. — A group from a local campground held an auction that raised more than $30,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project. After a silent auction on August 11 the campers from Indiana Lake Campground handed over a check for $30,838.The fundraiser started about seven years ago as an effort to help a fellow camper battling cancer. When that battle was completed the group elected to continue the event and give the money the Wounded Warrior Project.Over the last five years they have contributed about $107,000 to the charity.last_img

Just-in: Heart attack kills rising Nigeria basketball star in Belgrade

first_img After the year he would then move on to Crvena Zvezda, the major part of the Red Star multi-sports club who also have a football team. Ojo, a center, was 7ft 1in tall and weighed 22nd. read alNBBF celebrates Arizona Women Basketball player of the Decade, Ibekwe His shoe size was 21, so big Nike reportedly invested £11.5million in the machine to create a shoe to properly fit him. Last year he won the Serbian top tier, the Adriatic League title, with Zvezda. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Rising basketball player, Michael Ojo, has passed away in hospital after suffering a heart attack. According to a local media report, the 27-year-old Nigerian-American collapsed during training in Belgrade, Serbia. Ojo is said to have suffered the heart attack at the Partizan stadium and was then transferred to the emergency centre where resuscitation was attempted. He played in Serbia throughout his professional career, which began in 2017. Ojo attended Florida State and as a senior player, he averaged 4.9 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. But instead of an NBA career, he would go on to sign a contract with Serbian side Kosarkaski Klub FMP, commonly known as KK FMP.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universelast_img read more

Entries still accepted for Super Nationals, Prelude open to all registered drivers at Boone Sept. 1

first_imgBOONE, Iowa – Entries are still being accepted for the six divisions competing at the Sept. 3-8 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.Modified, Stock Car, Northern SportMod, Hobby Stock, Late Model and Sport Compact competitors can go to the IMCA or Boone Speedway websites to enter.All Modified, Stock Car, Northern SportMod and Hobby Stock drivers in attendance at Boone Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 1 can compete in that evening’s Prelude.last_img