first_imgPlug for Welsh pastyCaerphilly bakery Peter’s Food Service has launched a campaign to have the corned beef pasty recognised as a Welsh national dish. The product, popular in Wales since the 1940s, was often eaten by miners, according to Peter’s. As part of the campaign, it will conduct tastings in Tesco and Asda stores, as well as launching an online petition and lobbying politicians for support.First for IrelandA new eco-village in Ireland, Cloughjordan, is to see the Republic’s first commercial wood-fired bakery, according to Joe Fitzmaurice, founder of the business. Construction began in April and it due to open in three months’ time.Cake shop closureSterchi’s cake shop in Filey, North Yorkshire, has closed after 85 years of trading, although the firm’s chocolate shop will continue to trade. “You look at the accounts and takings and the simple fact is that, over the last three or four years, the cake shop has been struggling compared with the chocolate shop,” said owner Phil Camish.Burton’s accoladeBurton’s Foods’ finance director Jim Green has been recognised as Private Company Financial Director of the Year at the FDs’ Excellence Awards 2011. The firm, which produces Cadbury Biscuits, Maryland Cookies and Jammie Dodgers, launched a new business plan in 2010, focusing on its ’power brands’ and increasing NPD investmentHigh street reviewThe government has appointed TV retail guru Mary Portas to lead an independent review, designed to identify what government, local authorities and businesses can do to promote the development of more prosperous and diverse high streets.last_img read more

first_imgA few years ago, Brendan Bayliss of Umphrey’s McGee and Jeff Austin—at the time a member of Yonder Mountain String Band—formed a new musical project called 30db. The project was a great outlet for the two songwriters, even if it only lasted for a short period of time. After unofficially parting ways in 2012, the pair has made it a point to come together each December in Chicago over the last few winters (in 2015, 2016, and 2017) treating fans to originals from their 2010 album.In the spring, the duo revived their 30db project, adding a number of one-off performances for a couple of rare shows outside the winter months. Following highly successful performances in the Midwest, including shows in Milwaukee and Chicago in May, today, 30db has announced a Northeast run in September.Bayliss and Austin will appear at Shoe Fest in Manteno, Illinois, as 30db across Labor Day weekend. Following this festival appearance, the pair will head to the Northeast, with stops in New York City and Boston. On September 7th, 30db will perform at the original City Winery venue in New York City, with plans to perform both an early and a late show for eager fans. From there, the group will head to Boston’s City Winery, again offering both early and late performances on September 8th. You can purchase tickets for 30db’s upcoming New York City shows here, and purchase tickets for 30db’s Boston shows here.,A few years ago, Brendan Bayliss of Umphrey’s McGee and Jeff Austin—at the time a member of Yonder Mountain String Band—formed a new musical project called 30db. The project was a great outlet for the two songwriters, even if it only lasted for a short period of time. After unofficially parting ways in 2012, the pair has made it a point to come together each December in Chicago over the last few winters (in 2015, 2016, and 2017) treating fans to originals from their 2010 album.last_img read more

first_imgFranklin County, In. — Law enforcement officials in Franklin County U.S. 52 say is closed between State Road 1 and State road 46 due to a fatal accident. There is no estimated time to reopen the roadway.last_img

first_img State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Bio Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Latest Posts ORONO — The Ellsworth Eagle boys posted wins in five events as they outpointed 12 other teams for top honors in a season-opening outdoor track meet at Orono on Saturday.For Ellsworth, Ben Chapman won the 1,600-meter run in 4:54.24, Brian Batson won the 800-meter run in 2:10.69, Jeremiah Roper was first in the 3,200-meter run in 11:13.87, Sage Dyer won the triple jump with a distance of 37 feet, 8.5 inches and the foursome of Chapman, Batson, Kris Kohut and Brandon Duarte won the four-by-400-meter relay in 3:48.55.The Sumner Tiger foursome of Matthew Holmes, Nathan Vandegrift, Justin James and Anthony Cultrera won the four-by-100-meter relay in 48.21 seconds.Team scores were Ellsworth 115, Old Town 75, Orono 74, Foxcroft Academy 68, Stearns 55, Sumner 49, Presque Isle 31, Bangor Christian 22, Limestone 22, Schenck 22, Fort Fairfield 8, Greenville 8 and Searsport no score.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn the girls’ meet, Ellsworth got wins in three events while finishing fourth in the team scoring.For the Eagles, Brianne Dunn won the 1,600-meter run in 5:49.65, Kara Beal won the 300-meter hurdles in 54.72 seconds and the foursome of Darien Lewis, Kalyn Jackson, Rosie Vachon and Dunn took first in the four-by-800-meter relay in 10:58.89.Team scores were Old Town 152, Orono 96, Presque Isle 93, Ellsworth 79, Fort Fairfield 46, Searsport 37, Greenville 16, Bangor Christian 12, Foxcroft Academy 10, Limestone 8, Stearns 4, Sumner 1 and Schenck no score.center_img admin House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest posts by admin (see all)last_img read more

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first_imgOfficers from across the various ministries, agencies and departments of Government are now participating in a seven-day Energy Conservation and Efficiency Training Programme, which is aimed at making the public sector a model for the rest of the society in energy management. In his remarks at the opening ceremony in Kingston, today (November 12), Principal Director (Energy) in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Fitzroy Vidal, emphasised that, “Jamaica depends on us…Jamaica anxiously seeks an energy solution,” noting that energy conservation and efficiency is a key element in the public sector transformation process. He argued that while Jamaica is on track to transform the energy landscape, the country’s energy bill is still costly, although fuel importation is trending downwards. “This imperative behoves us to take ownership of the problem and seek to play our part,” Mr. Vidal said. The training programme is designed for officers within the Government, who are responsible for energy management, as well as other professionals in the public sector who have direct responsibility for managing energy use as a part of their job functions. This is the third such training programme for 2012, at the end of which some 160 persons throughout the public sector are expected to benefit.      The programme will examine: the importance of energy conservation to national development; the main elements of the national energy policy; the core elements of Jamaica’s National Energy Conservation and Efficiency Policy 2009-2030; the impact that energy conservation and efficiency can have on the performance of ministries and agencies; and the officers’ role in managing the government’s energy assets and resources. The participants will also have the opportunity to evaluate their ministry’s or department’s energy use and effectively monitor and take the necessary corrective action; conduct and prepare terms of reference for the conduct of an energy audit for a ministry/department/agency; prepare an energy conservation plan; and appreciate the role that officers in ministries, agencies and departments play in reducing overall government expenditure.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 20, 2018 – Grand Bahama – Investor confidence returns to Grand Bahama: in a press conference at the Office of The Prime Minister on Tuesday, Minister of State for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Kwasi Thompson hosted investors Philip Ward and Mike Hayhurst, developers of a series of village-styled homes on marina-front lots in Deadman’s Reef that will be known as ‘Seaward Fishing Village.’“We’re pleased to announce that they have already set out to engage local Bahamian contractors and purchase many of the materials locally,” said Minister Thompson.“We anticipate that this will create a unique community for year-round visitors to Grand Bahama; visitors looking for a getaway with the capacity to dock their boats and enjoy sport-fishing.”Minister Thompson noted that Grand Bahama is an ideal location for persons considering second home ownership.  He said the island possesses tranquility, which gives the relaxed feeling of being far from any metropolis — but is yet only 57 miles away from the US, so almost anything one would need would be accessible.“As Minister of State for Grand Bahama, I am particularly excited that this village will be housed in Deadman’s Reef,” added Minister Thompson.  “I am pleased to see on-going development in the Eastern and Western ends of the island, outside of Freeport.Seaward Fishing Village is not a new project.  It was first started in 2003, but due to the recent global recession it had to be put on hold.  The project is set to be relaunched in the very near future, and boost activity in West Grand Bahama.“The West is a true gem and I am happy that international partners see its value and promise and choose to invest here in our island.”Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Information and Communications, and Member of Parliament for West End and Bimini, Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe welcomed Mr. Ward and Mr. Hayhurst back to Grand Bahama, specifically, back to West Grand Bahama.“We are happy that they decided to stick with Grand Bahama, particularly West Grand Bahama,” said Mrs. Edgecombe.  “That speaks to investor confidence in our community.“We are certain that what we have to offer in Deadman’s Reef and in the West will be ideal for those persons who will purchase homes in this new development. Without a doubt, this project will boost the boating and yachting traffic to Grand Bahama and so this project is being re-started at the right time.”Philip Ward admitted that the project has been a difficult one for the developers, having had to begin the groundwork and then put the project on hold.  However, he noted that because Grand Bahama has so much to offer, it made economic sense to complete the project.“What I always liked about Deadman’s Reef was that I always felt I was in one of the Family Islands, which meant being out in nature, and the ocean, and being surrounded by friendly people,” said Mr. Ward.  “On the other hand, when my wife comes here, she likes to go to Port Lucaya.  So, that tells you that there is so much to offer here, and it has great variety.”He noted that although West Grand Bahama offers the “back-to-nature” feel, it is also equipped with the modern amenities that many visitors from the United States are accustomed to, like infrastructure, modern technology, well-equipped hospital and clinics, food stores and great restaurants.  This, he said, is a major selling point for this project and for Grand Bahama on the whole.Seaward has a very large marina.  There are underground electrical and water utilities on the project.  With all of that work already in place, the next step now is to begin the actual construction of the village-styled homes, which will be done by local contractors.  Ward says that things are picking up economically in the United States and he expects to see that positive impact have an effect on Grand Bahama in short order, because of its proximity to the United States.“It wasn’t until this last year that you felt the economy changing in the United States,” said Ward.  “There is optimism now that I haven’t seen in a long time.  The construction in Florida, in particular, is at an all-time high.“It takes a little while for the momentum and the optimism in the United States to reach The Bahamas, but it is going to happen.  It’s happening right now.  You will see more and more Americans come over here and spend money and enjoy what you have to offer.”By: Andrew Coakley (BIS) Related Items: Photo Caption: Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson (centre), along with Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of The Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for West End & Bimini, Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe (left) chat with Developers of Seaward Fishing Village, Philip Ward (second right) and Mike Hayhurst following a press conference in the Office of the Prime Minister, January 16, 2018 to announce plans to relaunch the project, which was started in 2003, but had to be put on hold due to global recession. The project, once completed, will attract yachting enthusiasts and sport fishermen from Florida to West Grand Bahama.(BIS Photo/Lisa Davis)center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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