Manchester baker G H Sheldon has rebranded its premium heritage range, as well as launching its first square potato cake, featuring the new-look packaging and promotional materials.The firm worked with brand agency The Market Creative last year to create a new brand identity to run across the packaging of the bakery’s signature offering, the Lancashire Oven Bottom Muffin, as well as its full range of fresh morning goods and hot-plate products. With new listings secured in major supermarkets following the revamp, G H Sheldon made the decision to refresh the look of its premium line, now identified by an injection of orange in the design.In May this year, the bakery announced plans to boost sales with the supermarkets and expand into other channels after investing nearly £4m in a second bakery.>>Manchester firm makes £4m investment
Subway has opened its 5,000th European outlet with a new site in Livingston, Scotland.The site is located in The Centre shopping complex and employs 15 members of staff. All Subway stores are run on a franchise basis and the Livingston site is the 16th run by Haj Atwal.Justin Goes, regional director (Europe) for Subway, said: “It is a fantastic achievement and reflects the strong entrepreneurial spirit of our franchisees, who work hard in their local communities providing a great product and excellent customer service to all our customers.”The sandwich retailer now has stores in more than 30 European countries, and opened 300 in the UK and Ireland last year.Atwal said: “I started my career with the Subway brand over 15 years ago, when I opened my first store with my brother, Narinder, in Edinburgh. Since then, we have gone on to open many more Subway stores individually and together, with the support of the brand.”Subway recently opened its second outlet in a car dealership.
One of most highly anticipated albums of 2016, The Claypool Lennon Delirium‘s Monolith of Phobos, is getting set for a June 3rd release, and is being streamed a week early (listen below). The group, featuring Primus‘ Les Claypool and Sean Lennon (son of fallen The Beatles legend John Lennon), have joined forces to explore the abstract, inter-dimensional state of weird, something both artists are rather familiar with.In an interview with Rolling Stone, the duo discuss their initial interaction while Lennon’s The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger lent support for Primus last summer, as well as their inspiration for the album and the process of making Monolith of Phobos – the 1968 Monkees film Head, a Buzz Aldrin revelation in a C-SPAN interview, and a lot of Pinot Noir. Lennon discussed the initial jam and sessions that inspired the two to work together: “It was comfortable but I was a little nervous, basically because I’m a nervous guy. Les was also someone that I’ve been a fan of since I was young. From my perspective, it was pretty natural. We have similar taste in notes. We tend to like the notes that other people hate. We also got along well. That’s the most important thing when you’re going to be on a tour bus with somebody. Les gets to work with a lot of great musicians, and he works with people that he likes.”Claypool went on to discuss Lennon’s aptitude for making music, “Sean is a musical mutant after my own heart. He definitely reflects his genetics – not just the sensibilities of his dad but also the abstract perspective and unique approach of his mother. It makes for a glorious freak stew,” even going on to say that Lennon’s drumming is “like a cross between Ringo and Nick Mason [Pink Floyd]. But I think folks will be most surprised by what a monster guitar player he is, especially when you prod him a bit.”The Claypool Lennon Delirium will hit the road this summer, and will be joined by Mark Ramos Nishita (Beastie Boys) and Paul Baldi (the Fungi Band) to round out the live band. The group will travel from coast to coast during the summer of 2016, from Florida to New York, and Washington D.C. to California. This is definitely a can’t miss show!Check out their new album, streaming in full below.
Image by Jamestown Police.UPDATE: Homeowner Speaks Out After Property Is Vandalized For Supporting PoliceJAMESTOWN – Police in Jamestown are trying to find out who spray painted anti-police graffiti on a city street and private sidewalk Tuesday night.Jamestown Police say the incidents are believed to have occurred sometime between 8 p.m. on Tuesday night and 08:15 am Wednesday morning at a private residence and on city property on Arlington Avenue.Police say an unknown person(s) used black spray paint to write several anti-law enforcement sentiments onto a walkway of a Northside residence that had a Police Flag displayed in the yard.Similar comments were written on the roadway near this residence as well, police said. “My office has been made aware of hateful spray paint activity at an Arlington Avenue property,” said Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist in a statement. “We don’t condone this type of activity. We’ve been working with local community justice groups and the police to make sure their voices are heard and that we are working together to bring positive change to the city.”“We encourage open and productive dialogue and not this kind of activity,” furthered the Mayor. “Anyone who may have information related to this incident is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department.”Investigators are asking anyone who may have info on this incident to contact them at 483-7537 or via the anonymous Tips Line at 483-Tips (8477) or via the Tips 411 App. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Cynthia Erivo In addition to that well-deserved Tony Award, The Color Purple’s Cynthia Erivo should also receive an award for Girlfriend of the Year. After the whirlwind that is Tony weekend, the London native took a magic carpet ride across the pond to catch her beau Dean John-Wilson star in Aladdin. Erivo attended the shining, shimmering, splendid West End opening night on June 15. Though fans will miss her while she is away from The Color Purple through June 19, the vocal powerhouse (and half-marathon runner) has definitely earned some rest and relaxation. After all, she brought the audience at the Beacon Theatre to their feet on Sunday. For those in the West End, catch Erivo’s boyfriend in Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre. (He makes a dashing Prince Ali!) View Comments Cynthia Erivo at Aladdin Opening Night, Prince Edward Theatre(Photo: David Tett. © Disney) Star Files
With the New Year, many Georgians may be resolving to live greener in 2014. The best way to start may be by making a few small changes at time. Here are a few ways that Georgians can start saving money, conserving natural resources and reducing waste without sending their families into green culture shock. Take a reusable bag to the store when you grocery shop. Plastics (including plastic bags) make up 8 percent or 14.4 million tons of trash each year. Downsize by donating things you no longer use. If you want to give away things you no longer need, donate to a local non-profit or check out a local web-based Freecycle Network. This is a grassroots, nonprofit movement of people who are giving away things they no longer need or want and getting new stuff for free from other people in their community. Local groups are moderated by a volunteer and membership is free. Start recycling. To find recycling centers in your community go to Earth911.com. Replace incandescent light bulbs with Energy Star qualified compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL). According to the EPA, if every home in the U.S. replaced one light bulb with a CFL, enough energy would be saved to light more than 3 million homes for a year. Limit your use of paper cups, paper plates and paper napkins. Use washable dinnerware and cloth napkins. Select the appropriate load size on the washing machine and follow the detergent’s manufacturer instructions on using the right amount. Instead of washing one dish at a time under running water, fill up the sink or a dishpan with soap and water and wash several dishes at once. You could save 5 gallons a day of water. Sweep off sidewalks, driveway and porches instead of wasting water by hosing them off. Start a compost pile for food scraps, grass and other yard clippings. You will reduce your garbage while improving your garden. Replace old appliances and plumbing fixtures with new Energy Star and Water Sense labeled products. Replacing appliances can save you about 30 percent on your utility bills. For more green tips, go to www.UGAGreenWay.org.
However, after conversations were held during the Colombiamar 2013 maritime trade fair, and continued at the Latin America Aero & Defense (LAAD) 2013 security exhibition, the Brazilian government appears to be very interested in two additional boats. The first of four river patrol boats (LPR-40) that the Colombian shipyard Cotecmar is manufacturing for the Brazilian Navy and Army was tested for the first time during the second week of September. The Colombian shipyard and the Brazilian government signed a contract specifying the sale of four boats of this kind, valued at $8,375,350, which will be destined to the nation’s Navy and Army. By Dialogo September 12, 2013 The tests were performed at the facilities of the Corporation of Science and Technology for the Development of the Naval, Maritime and Fluvial Industry (Cotecmar), in order to deliver the new LPR quickly.
How financial institutions deal with consumers who have Limited English Proficiency, or LEP, is receiving growing attention from regulatory agencies, in particular the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.Usually, when people with LEP attempt to take care of their banking affairs, they do not usually have the advantage of using a reliable word-for-word translator.Making matters worse, dealing with financial institutions can be complicated enough even for those whose native language is English. But throw in a language barrier on top of that, and you have what some regulatory agencies, such as the CFPB, see as the potential for fair lending issues or for unfair, deceptive or abusive acts and practices, UDAAP. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
FHFA ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The Federal Housing Finance Administration (FHFA) should ensure there is consistency between the policies within their regulatory purview and the directives of Congress during the COVID-19 recovery, CUNA wrote Tuesday to the House Financial Services Committee. The committee is scheduled to hear testimony Wednesday from FHFA Director Mark Calabria on the agency’s response to the pandemic.“Credit unions have encountered an increased number of distressed borrowers seeking forbearances or other assistance. As forbearance requests increase, so too do the questions surrounding the process and procedures,” the letter reads. “We call on Congress to urge the FHFA, Fannie and Freddie to issue clarifying guidance and additional resources regarding the treatment of escrow, private mortgage insurance (PMI), credit life, credit disability, and interest during the period of loan deferment and after the deferment concludes, FHFA and the GSEs could provide clarity on the timing of any required escrow analysis and the options for repayment of unpaid escrow.”Additional highlights of the letter include:While CUNA supports initiatives to aid distressed borrowers, is it increasingly concerned with the impact of many forbearances on the liquidity of mortgage servicers. CUNA recommends policymakers act to provide a funding source accessible to mortgage servicers as the financial disruption becomes prolonged; continue reading »
Dec 3, 2007, CIDRAP News story “Newspaper says lobbying helped sink anthrax vaccine” Last September, Emergent won an HHS contract worth up to $448 million to supply 18.75 million doses of BioThrax to HHS for the national stockpile. The company said its acquisition of the VaxGen vaccine will have no effect on the existing contract. The Los Angeles Times reported last December that a lobbying campaign by Emergent had been a factor in the HHS decision to cancel the VaxGen contract. Emergent has a second-generation anthrax vaccine candidate of its own, called rPA 102. Like VaxGen’s vaccine, its active ingredient is a recombinant form of protective antigen (rPA), an anthrax protein. VaxGen’s contract was the first awarded under Project BioShield, a $5.6 billion program to procure medical defenses against the effects of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons. The aim of the contract was to provide a vaccine that requires fewer doses than the existing vaccine and has minimal side effects. May 5 VaxGen news release In a news release announcing the sale, VaxGen President James P. Panek said, “In Emergent, we believe we have identified a partner whose expertise in the field and track record in contracting with government agencies maximizes the chances of returns for our shareholders.” Apr 8 CIDRAP News story “DoD funds development of anthrax vaccine patch Emergent is unlikely to be the only company bidding for the new HHS anthrax vaccine contract. Last month, PharmAthene, an Annapolis, Md., company, announced it had acquired the biodefense business of the British firm Avecia, including the rights to an rPA anthrax vaccine that has gone through phase 2 clinical trials. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded VaxGen an $877 million contract in 2004 to produce 75 million doses of its second-generation anthrax vaccine for the Strategic National Stockpile. But HHS canceled the contract in December 2006, after problems with the vaccine’s stability caused the company to miss a deadline for starting a clinical trial. VaxGen, of South San Francisco, Calif., said it sold the vaccine and related technology to Emergent, based in Rockville, Md., for $2 million. Emergent may be required to pay up to an additional $8 million in milestone payments, plus a percentage of any future sales revenues. ” Emergent, in a release announcing its purchase, said the VaxGen vaccine’s stability has been improved and that a phase 2 clinical trial has been completed. The vaccine could be a leading candidate for a new HHS contract to supply anthrax vaccine for the national stockpile, the company said. The firm said plans call for making the vaccine at Emergent’s new facility in Lansing, Mich. HHS issued a request in February for proposals to provide 25 million doses of anthrax rPA vaccine, according to previous reports. See also: May 5 Emergent news releasehttp://investors.emergentbiosolutions.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=202582&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1139336 A May 5 report in the Washington Post said Emergent’s rPA 102 anthrax vaccine isn’t as far along in development as the VaxGen product. Facing a deadline to submit a proposal to HHS by the end of this month, Emergent decided to bet on the VaxGen vaccine, the story said. Dec 20, 2006, CIDRAP News story “HHS cancels VaxGen anthrax vaccine contract” May 7, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – VaxGen Inc. announced this week the sale of its experimental anthrax vaccine—which the US government pulled the plug on in 2006—to Emergent BioSolutions, maker of the only US-licensed anthrax vaccine. VaxGen spent more than $175 million to develop the vaccine, the Post reported. The story said the company laid off three quarters of its remaining 22 employees last month. Emergent produces BioThrax—also known as Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed—the licensed anthrax vaccine, developed in the 1950s. The product, which is required for US military personnel serving in high-risk areas such as the Middle East, is given in six doses over 18 months, followed by an annual booster. A number of service members have complained of serious side effects from the vaccine, and it was the subject of a long court battle after some sued to stop the program.