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Apcims hires Euroclear director as its new chief

first_img THE Association of Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers (Apcims) has hired former Euroclear director Dr Tim May as its new chief executive, replacing David Bennett, who stepped down earlier this month.May has been at Euroclear since 2004, and was until recently chairman of the board of the firm in the UK and Ireland. Prior to that, he was chief operating officer at private client wealth manager Gerrard.He is also no stranger to Apcims, having been a non-executive director on the board for over ten years.Bennett made a surprise exit at the organisation’s annual conference in Brussels just over three weeks ago, in order to focus on his position as deputy chairman of Europe Analytica, the public affairs group he co-founded. KCS-content Apcims hires Euroclear director as its new chief More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: NULL Sunday 31 October 2010 10:12 pm Show Comments ▼center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCutethedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterGloriousaCouple Wins Lottery, 5 Years Later, Their House Had To Be DemolishedGloriousa whatsapp Share whatsapplast_img read more

Kapchorua Tea Company Limited (KAPC.ke) 2004 Annual Report

first_imgKapchorua Tea Company Limited (KAPC.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about Kapchorua Tea Company Limited (KAPC.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kapchorua Tea Company Limited (KAPC.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kapchorua Tea Company Limited (KAPC.ke)  2004 annual report.Company ProfileKapchorua Tea Company Limited grows tea in Kenya and manufactures and sells tea products under the brand name Williamson Tea. The company also has interests in forestry. Formerly known as Kapchorua Tea Company Limited, the company changed its name to Kapchorua Tea Kenya Plc in 2017. Its head office and operations are in Nandi Hills, Kenya. Kapchorua Tea Company Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgHF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileHF Group Limited formerly (Housing Finance Limited) is a financial services group with interests in mortgage lending, corporate and retail banking, property development and a bancassurance business. Its product and service offering ranges from transactional banking products to financial services for micro-enterprises, group banking, agricultural and small-to-medium enterprises. HF Group offers asset finance services, micro-credit loans and loans for anything from solar water heating systems to mortgage finance. The company also has interests in developing and selling residential houses and offers insurance agency services. Formerly known as HF Group Limited, the company changed its name to HF Group Plc in 2017. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. HF Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

These are the 2 best UK shares for me to buy in this commodity supercycle

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Manika Premsingh | Wednesday, 17th February, 2021 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Manika Premsingh owns shares of AstraZeneca and Glencore. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Commodity prices are on the roll. Brent crude’s price crossed $60 a barrel recently. Industrial metals like iron ore and copper have been on a tear over the past year too. No wonder then, that there’s a growing view that a new commodities’ supercycle could be here. If it is, mining stocks could be among the best UK shares to buy now. What’s driving the commodity supercycle?But first, what’s driving the commodity supercycle?5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Investment bank JP Morgan points to the return to growth, end of the trade war, soft monetary policies, and government spending as drivers. This view reinforces Goldman Sachs’ forecast for a bull market in commodities in 2021, driven by the social crisis that is Covid-19. As per JP Morgan, this could last for many years. Signs on the ground may already be visible. This week alone, mining results are more positive than not, indicating gains from the commodities bull run. Best UK shares to buy nowThis only adds to my belief that miners are good stocks to buy anyway, a point I’ve long made. There are four reasons for this. In general, a typical miner’s share price chart — like that of Rio Tinto or Anglo American — has an upward sloping graph over the past five or six years. You can’t rely on past performance to predict future performance, but this does give me confidence that my capital will likely grow overtime.Miners usually pay dividends too. FTSE 100 miner Glencore had paused on dividend payouts last year, but has resumed them now.Typically, they are also largely financially healthy. To me this is the most important feature to consider when buying a stock for the long term.Their share prices are still affordable, with price-to-earnings (P/E) ratios hovering around the mid-teens. This makes them more competitive relative to FTSE 100 defensives like National Grid or AstraZeneca. The mining sector alone gives much choice to investors if we consider the FTSE 100 constituents. This brings up the question, among mining stocks, which are the best UK shares to buy now?Here are three options that could work well, I think:#1. Rio Tinto: impressive earningsRio Tinto’s annual results released earlier today showed earnings at a 10-year high. The world’s biggest iron ore producer also has a dividend yield of 4.75% and its share price pretty much breezed through 2020. And now we have a possible commodity supercycle underway.#2. BHP: rising dividendsThe multi-commodity miner’s results earlier this week were great too. Its earnings rose to the highest for the first-half in seven years. Its share price has been on the upswing since even before the market rally started in November last year. It too pays a dividend, with a yield of 3.2%. Risks to considerMining isn’t without its risks though. As a cyclical sector, at some point, it will see a softening in demand and prices. Moreover, the supercycle theory may not play out over time if the fiscal stimulus fizzles out or China’s domestic metals production ramps up significantly. For now, however, the odds seem to be stacked in favour of miners. I think they are among the best UK shares I can buy now.  Enter Your Email Address These are the 2 best UK shares for me to buy in this commodity supercycle See all posts by Manika Premsinghlast_img read more

2Y House / Sebastián Irarrázaval

first_img Photographs Projects Photographs:  Felipe Díaz ContardoArchitect In Charge:Sebastián IrarrazavalCollaborators:Macarena Burdiles, Alicia ArgüelesStructural Engineer:Felipe CardemilConstruction:Jorge IbacacheClient:Pablo AlbornozCity:ColicoCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Felipe Díaz ContardoRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. The main objectives of the house are two. Firstly; that it integrates the forest into the daily experience of the user and Secondly; that it receives as much light and sun as possible during the entire day. For that purpose, the program is fit in a 2Y letters diagram that creates not only double orientations for entering the sun at different times of the day but also exposes the inhabitant to views that surround him. In other words, the extremely extended perimeter of the house and its bifurcations, in opposition to a compact organization, potentiates the experience of being, not in front of the exteriority, but within it.  More specifically, of being among the sun and trees in a parietal relationship.Save this picture!© Felipe Díaz ContardoSave this picture!© Felipe Díaz ContardoAdditionally, this shape also made it possible to fit into the existing trees without having to clean the site.Save this picture!© Felipe Díaz ContardoRegarding the materialization of the project, timber was chosen not only because it is a local material that could anchor the house to the place by affiliations with the natural and the cultural, but also because the wooden structures, in opposition with other kinds of material ensembles, are naturally built using infinite linear elements that as a result, resemble the sense of infinity that is present in forests and could enter in a sort of vibration with the exterior. In this respect, the structural and the architectural plans were done simultaneously and in a permanent conversation. In the end, it is hard to distinguish one from the other.With regard to the relation with the ground, the above-mentioned 2Y diagram negotiates the slope in different manners. Sometimes it underlines and rests upon the ground and others it contrasts with the soil, stressing the artificiality of the architectonic body.Save this picture!© Felipe Díaz ContardoSave this picture!© Felipe Díaz ContardoWith respect to the exterior treatment of the skin, the objective was to create a constant vibration with the mostly green exterior that, as it is well known, can be achieved using a red color.Save this picture!© Felipe Díaz ContardoProject gallerySee allShow lessGharfa Installation / Studio Studio StudioSelected ProjectsBotha’s Halte Primary School / Meyer & Associates ArchitectsSelected Projects Share 2Y House / Sebastián Irarrázaval Save this picture!© Felipe Díaz Contardo+ 49Curated by Danae Santibañez Share “COPY” Architects: Sebastián Irarrázaval Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSebastián IrarrázavalOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesColicoIcebergOn InstagramChilePublished on February 13, 2021Cite: “2Y House / Sebastián Irarrázaval” 13 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?智利2Y住宅 / Sebastián Irarrázaval是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” CopyHouses•Colico, Chile 2Y House / Sebastián IrarrázavalSave this projectSave2Y House / Sebastián Irarrázaval Area:  350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Chile ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/799225/2y-house-sebastian-irarrazaval Clipboard Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/799225/2y-house-sebastian-irarrazaval Clipboard Year:  2013last_img read more

Colorado: Struggle goes on against polluting utility; charges dropped against whistleblower

first_imgColorado protests against energy exploitation.The Colorado Springs Gazette reported Nov. 21 that the Colorado Springs Utility (CSU) commissioned a study showing that the local coal-powered electric plant was violating state and federal Clean Air Act pollution regulations.  It revealed that sulfur dioxide emissions from the Martin Drake plant greatly exceeded health limits set by the Environmental Protection Agency in the 2010 National Ambient Air Quality Standards.The plant releases high levels of sulfur dioxide (SO2). The EPA says: “Short term exposure to sulfur dioxide can harm the human respiratory system. … Children, the elderly and those who suffer from asthma are particularly sensitive to effects of SO2.”  SO2 can react with other compounds and form tiny particles that penetrate and damage the lungs. Sulfur dioxide also forms acid rain, which is damaging to trees, plants and ecosystems. (See tinyurl.com/jrztuhb)In December, a petition signed by 1,300 Colorado Springs, Colo., residents and a joint letter signed by 45 local organizations were delivered to the CSU and Mayor John Suthers.  They demanded publicizing of the air quality studies conducted by engineering firm AECOM showing unhealthy sulfur dioxide levels. The letter states that CSU is withholding the study from the public and the EPA, claiming attorney-client privilege. The court upheld the utility’s claim that divulging the study’s contents is a violation of attorney-client privilege.Whistleblower targetedLeslie Weise, a single mother and 350 Colorado Springs leader, who inadvertently saw the report, but returned it, was being charged with discussing its contents and faced jail time and hefty fines. Her son attends school near the power plant, and she became concerned about pollution from the plant, which is located near the downtown area. Neither the polluting utility nor the city which kept the report secret have been sanctioned, but an individual concerned about the community’’s health faced punitive actions.The protest letter asserts that residents of Colorado Springs and the surrounding area have a right to know what pollutants they are breathing.  It further says: “We share a deep concern for the health, welfare and quality of life for all the citizens of the Pike’s Peak Region, especially the 387,000 people, including 120,000 children, living within five miles of the Martin Drake power plant, which … has a history of air quality violations and safety issues. It is a dereliction of responsibility and duty to not put the health, safety and welfare of your citizens above protecting the utility from pollution violation penalties.”The letter calls for an end to secretive decision-making, withholding of air quality information from the public and attempts to escape regulatory scrutiny. It demands release of the air quality study and withdrawal of legal  action against Weise and any residents who exposed Clean Air Act violations.There was great community support at Weise’s hearing in Denver on Jan. 6. Residents of Colorado Springs and adjoining towns affected by the utility’s pollution, as well as environmentalists, had gathered petition signatures, contacted the press, made phone calls, collected funds for her legal defense and driven through snowstorms to be at her hearings.News broke on Feb. 8 that CSU had dropped all charges against Weise.  That outcome is a tribute to the determined struggle of the people of Colorado Springs. The effort will continue to get the report publicized, to seek more sustainable, safer ways to meet the area’s energy needs, and to shut down Drake.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Delhi HC Issues Notice In Plea Seeking Direction To Directorate Of Education To Disclose Its Orders On Fee Hike Proposals Of Private Schools

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC Issues Notice In Plea Seeking Direction To Directorate Of Education To Disclose Its Orders On Fee Hike Proposals Of Private Schools Karan Tripathi24 July 2020 5:07 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has issued notice in a plea seeking a direction to be issued to the Directorate of Education to upload orders passed by them while examining the fee increase proposal filed by the recognized unaided schools for mandatory prior sanction. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan had issued notice to the education department of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDelhi High Court has issued notice in a plea seeking a direction to be issued to the Directorate of Education to upload orders passed by them while examining the fee increase proposal filed by the recognized unaided schools for mandatory prior sanction. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan had issued notice to the education department of the Delhi Government. Filed by Justice For All, the petition also wants the Directorate of Education to upload the statement of fee along with annexures filed by the recognized unaided schools of Delhi under provisions of Section 17(3) of the DSE Act, 1973. It is argued by the Petitioner that it is their right under Articles 19(1)(a), 21 and 21A of the Constitution to get access to the orders passed by the DoE. The said information, the Petitioner argues, is very crucial as it makes it clear as to whether the school demanding fee has an approval from the Directorate of Information or the fees are demanded without prior sanction. The petition says: ‘There are allegations from parents and schools that the government providing prior sanction in the case of schools at DDA land and direction to correct fee structure as directed under Modern School Vs Union of India on the basis of pick and choose. The information is most important for transparency and accountability and shall also control the corruption in the decision-making process regarding fee hike permission in recognized unaided private schools.’ As per the law laid down by the Supreme Court in Modern School v.. Union of India, a school situated on a DDA land needs to take prior permission from the DoE before making any increase in the tuition fee of the school. It is the case of the Petitioner that most of the schools deliberately failed to file their statement of fee under section 17(3) and still continuing collection of fee from parents. In the case of schools situated at the DDA land, the Petitioner argues, there is also huge deliberate pendency in the audit of account and schools are increasing fee as per their whims and fancies and there is no check and balance. The court will next take up the matter on August 07. Next Storylast_img read more

Garda car rammed following chase

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img By News Highland – April 14, 2020 Pinterest Previous articleDerry PSNI concerned for safety of missing teenagerNext articleThere is enough PPE available at LUH – O’Rourke News Highland A Garda car was rammed near the Tyrone border yesterday, following an operation which began on the beach in Downings.At 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon, gardai sought to stop the red Audi car in Downings.A short time later, it was seen outside Letterkenny, and followed through Raphoe towards Castlefinn and Doneyloop.Sergeant Eunan Walsh is appealing for information……..Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Eunancar.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Garda car rammed following chase Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitterlast_img read more

‘We are family’

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Worker struck An ALDOT flagman was struck while working on U.S. 29 about seven miles west of Troy on Wednesday afternoon. The… read more Print Article Skip By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson ‘We are family’ Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen A good time was had by all at the Christmas celebration at the Lillian D. Green Nutrition Center in Troy on Thursday. The clients enjoyed a potluck dinner, singing and dancing. But their greatest enjoyment was the fellowship they shared. Dancers Sam Adams and Deidra Bailey cut loose at the Lillian D. Green Nutrition Center Thursday. (Photo/Jaine Treadwell)Nutrition Center clients celebrate holidays togetherAccording to Mr. Webster, there are nine definitions of the word, “family.”But the clients at the Lillian D. Green Nutrition Center in Troy have a tenth definition, “us.” “Each year, we have a Christmas party and it’s a highlight of the year,” Green said. “Our clients love to dress up and come together in fellowship. There’s no exchanging of gifts. There’s no need for that. We just enjoy a time of fun and laughter as we celebrate life and reflect on the real reason for the season.”Each client contributed his or her favorite dish to the dinner and Lige Hester, back by popular demand, provided the musical entertainment.And, among the clients, stories were shared.Thomas Johnston stopped to ask who remembered WLAC and the Randy’s Record Shop broadcast live from Nashville. “We listened to WLAC all the time ….” And that’s the way memories were stirred at the nutrition center’s Christmas party.“We have such a good time here and we invite all seniors over the age 60 to join us,” Green said. “There is no income requirement. If you want to be a part of an extended family, we will welcome you.”Green said there is much to do and much to enjoy at the Lillian D. Green Nutrition Center.“On Mondays and Thursdays, we play Bingo. Tuesday is game day and we also have programs on health issues,” she said. “On Wednesdays and Fridays, we have senior choir. Every day, our clients can play Wii, Rook, dominoes and checkers.“And we take trips to various places like the zoo, storytelling events, plays and sometimes we go fishing. We have a good time doing whatever we are going at the time.”For more information about the nutrition program in Troy or to enroll, call 334-566-0201. Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The clients are, to a one, family.“Here, we are family,” said Hassie Green, Center director. “We spend a lot of time together and we get to know each other and we become like family. We care about each other and we look after each other. That’s what families do.”And, families celebrate together. So on Thursday, the Nutrition Center clients celebrated the Christmas season together the old-fashioned way, with a potluck dinner, singing and dancing and in that order. Latest Stories Published 6:36 am Friday, December 16, 2011last_img read more

Businesses see positive reaction to Bakers’ Week

first_imgPatrick McGuiganThe media spotlight fell on craft bakers and the role they play in the community last week, with National Craft Bakers’ Week generating a host of positive newspaper stories and features on TV and radio.Held from 7-12 June, the week-long celebration of craft bakeries was deemed a “great success” by Mike Holling, chairman of the National Association of Master Bakers, and attracted extensive coverage in local media.”This is the second National Craft Bakers’ Week and there has been a really encouraging response from bakers, shoppers and the media,” said Holling, who is also retail operations director at Birds of Derby. “The week was a great opportunity for bakers to remind customers how important they are to the high street. People sometimes forget that we are specialist producers with unique craft skills.”Gunns Bakery in Sandy, Bedfordshire, brought back traditional products, such as Bath and Chelsea buns, and held in-store demonstrations, where children could decorate gingerbread men and fill doughnuts. It also baked a 4ft craft bakers’ week loaf as part of a special window display. “It was a great event for building public relations and raising the profile of craft bakers,” said owner David Gunns. “People sometimes forget where their food comes from, so it’s good to remind them we are here, making the products fresh each day.”Hannah Marriage, marketing executive at Marriage’s the miller, appeared on Radio Essex’s breakfast programme to promote the week and helped publicise events being held by Marriage’s craft bakery customers. “Our feeling was that more craft bakeries took part than last year,” she said. “The week was a great way for bakers to build customer loyalty.”Other events included a special awards ceremony organised by bakery students at Thomas Danby college in Leeds and a bakery demonstration from Kindred Bakery at the South of England Show in Sussex.last_img read more