Cheffins spins the wheel

first_imgEast Anglian estate agent, Cheffins, has launched The Spinning Wheel, an exclusive development of two, three and four bedroom homes in Sturmer, near Haverhill.Built by Radford Homes, The Spinning Wheel has nine traditional style homes, with contemporary interiors, set in private gardens, in a quiet cul-desac, with a secluded wooded area behind, in the village of Sturmer, popular with commuters to London and Cambridge.The properties are fitted to a high spec, with Bosch appliances, contemporary bathrooms and glazed staircases. Each property has parking for two cars, a garage and private, landscaped gardens.The site of 1.14 acres was the location of a restaurant. Sturmer is a popular village with families, with a strong community atmosphere, successful pub, village hall, garden centre and walks along the banks of the River Stour.Jamie Warner, Director at Cheffins in Haverhill says, “The Spinning Wheel is one of the first sites of its kind in Sturmer and I believe it is going to attract a huge amount of attention from a range of purchasers, including families, downsizers and first time buyers. The houses are going to be finished to a fantastic specification and will be some of the best of their type in the area.”Set to be completed in summer 2017, prices are from £250,000 up to £500,000.Land & new homes Cheffins The Spinning Wheel East Anglia September 1, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Land & New Homes » Cheffins spins the wheel previous nextLand & New HomesCheffins spins the wheelThe Negotiator1st September 20160698 Viewslast_img read more

Italian Navy Rescues over 5,000 Migrants

first_imgThe Italian Navy ships, deployed on Operation Mare Nostrum during the past weekend, have rescued over 5,000 migrants. View post tag: Navy View post tag: rescues View post tag: Italian Navy July 1, 2014 Italian Navy Rescues over 5,000 Migrants View post tag: Italy Back to overview,Home naval-today Italian Navy Rescues over 5,000 Migrants Frigate Grecale, with 566 people onboard, and corvette Chimera with 353, were scheduled to reach Pozzallo yesterday. On June 29, 30 bodies were found in the hold during the search and rescue and inspection operations onboard a boat. According to the medical staff who examined the bodies, the causes of death were probably due to asphyxia and drowning; while they recommended not to remove them before reaching the port.Amphibious ship San Giorgio, with 1,170 migrants, was moored at Taranto port yesterday. Patroller Dattilo from the Port Authorities, docked at Augusta port with 1,096 migrants. Tank ship Etna, with 1,044 people aboard, will reach Salerno port during the day.Patrol ship Orione, with 396 peole, and merchant vessel Mare Atlantic, with 235 migrants, are heading to Messina port. Patrol motorboat 906 Corsi from the Port Authorities with 341 migrants is sailing to Porto Empedocle. Merchant vessels City of Beirut with 105 migrants, and Ticky with 190, were scheduled to arrive in Trapani yesterday.[mappress]Press Release, July 01, 2014; Image: Italian Navy View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: Migrants Authorities View post tag: europe View post tag: Navallast_img read more

US Tests SM-6’s New Missile Defense Capability

first_img Authorities View post tag: US View post tag: Tests In a first-of-its-kind test, the U.S. Navy fired a Raytheon Company Standard Missile-6 from the USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), intercepting and destroying a short-range ballistic missile target at sea. The successful U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) test proved a modified SM-6 can eliminate threat ballistic missiles in their final seconds of flight.Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence, president of Raytheon Missile Systems, said:SM-6 is the only missile in the world that can do both anti-air warfare and ballistic missile defense from sea.MDA’s Sea-Based Terminal (SBT) program will protect against ballistic threats in their terminal phase of flight using SM-6 missiles integrated into the Aegis Weapon System. Called SM-6 Dual 1, it is on track to achieve initial operating capability in 2016.Following SM-6’s interception of a ballistic missile target, three additional test events were conducted. During the series, the U.S. Navy fired two additional SM-6s in anti-air warfare roles. Both missiles successfully engaged cruise missile targets. The U.S. Navy also fired a Standard Missile-2 Block IV that successfully intercepted its target, validating this weapon’s current capability to stop short-range ballistic missiles in their terminal phase of flight.Image: US Navy View post tag: capability Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today US Tests SM-6’s New Missile Defense Capability View post tag: News by topic August 4, 2015center_img View post tag: Missile US Tests SM-6’s New Missile Defense Capability View post tag: Naval View post tag: SM-6 View post tag: Defense View post tag: Navy View post tag: americaslast_img read more


first_imgFuneral services have been held for Edwin “Jay” Baez, Jr., 37, of Colonia, formerly of Jersey City. He passed away Aug. 8. Edwin’s favorite hobby was restoring cars. He also enjoyed literature, philosophy, music, and the art of culinary. He is predeceased by his uncles, Julio L. Ortiz, Jose A. Ortiz, and Roberto Baez; his grandparents, Carmen Ana Pacheco, Edwin Baez, Julio Ortiz. He is also survived by his parents, Edwin Baez Sr., “Daddy’s little boy”, his mother Rosa Ivette Ortiz “Mommy’s King and joy;” his sister, Ruth Ivette Baez, his maternal grandma, Maria Alicia Veguilla Santiago; his life companion, Debi Kierych; and his niece, Carolina Ivette Morrow. Services arranged by the Riotto Funeral Home and Cremation Company, Jersey City.last_img read more

Resources >> National Cupcake Week

first_imgBritish Baker will be organising a PR campaign to drive awareness of the week in the national media. If you would like to get in involved and maximise your business during the week, contact [email protected] to join our media list.British Baker will be sending out branded posters to help subscribing bakers and cafes market the event. Downloadable point-of-sale material is now for you to display during National Cupcake Week. A branded A3 poster is downloadable, with space to add your own text. The National Cupcake Week logo is also available, so make sure you use them in your shops to generate consumer interest and to promote the week.Point Of Sale MaterialPlease Note:The logo is available free for download usage by independent bakers and cafés to promote their participation in National Cupcake Week to consumers. Its download and use by any parties or companies other than the above or for promotion of products other than retail cupcakes sold to the consumer, requires the specific permission of British Baker.National Cupcake Week is a registered trademark of William Reed Business Media and may not be used for any promotions, except those listed above without the prior and express permission.  Please contact [email protected] to facilitate this.N.B.  To download right click on the link (not the thumbnail) and choose ’save link as’ 2010 Sponsors >> Logo (.jpg) 1.23 mbcenter_img >> Poster (pdf) 564 kblast_img read more

Smart thinking

first_imgBolton-based Greenhalgh’s, a long-established family craft business, has successfully kept to the principles it was founded upon, while embracing the needs of the 21st century consumer. Its ability to change with the times, as well as provide high-quality products and service were key reasons why it won The Craft Business Award, sponsored by Rank Hovis, at the Baking Industry Awards last year.”The inspiration and driving force behind Greenhalgh’s, which built it into the business is it today, was its founder Allan Smart, who sadly died in 2003,” says Sandra Ogden, head of retail operations. “He saw what was needed to produce the very best and he made it happen.”The company is now run by his wife Kathleen Smart and children David Smart, production director, and Anne Busby, HR director, together with key senior executives. Ogden says the bakery has a large number of long-serving staff. She herself has been working for Greenhalgh’s for more than 20 years and is responsible for its estate of shops and staff. Ogden says the staff are very proud and passionate about the bakery’s reputation and welcomed the chance for the bakery to be benchmarked against its competitors in the Awards. “We showcased our products and how passionate we were, and I think that’s what the judges recognised. We also highlighted our ability to adapt to changing market conditions, as well as the continued family involvement in the firm.”She explains that the business is also very self-sufficient. “We have our own art studio, with a full-time graphic designer and a printer who produce materials for our window displays, point-of-sale materials and labels. We also have our own garage, which services all our vehicles.”Ogden says the win has bought a range of benefits, from improving customer perceptions, public relations, recruitment and staff morale. “The competition was stiff, so we were very proud to have won it.”As part of Ogden’s role she promotes team spirit and motivation and has a tremendous amount of passion for the business and its products. Ogden adds: “Greenhalgh’s is a very solid company, but we must never be complacent. Training is paramount to everything we do.”Staff have on-the-job training, and the company has an on-site training centre at its head office in Lostock. It also operates an apprenticeship scheme. Retail staff are encouraged to up-sell, for example by offering a roll with soup, which Ogden says is very successful for them. She explains that she recently had a call from a mystery shopper who felt compelled to ring and tell them how good the service and products had been in the shop. The business also offers regular incentives to staff, and rewards for hitting sales targets. These include everything from a day at the races, to a week’s paid holiday.Future developmentFuture growth will come from the opening of new shops as well as the growth of its wholesale business, she says. “It is difficult when you’re faced with double-digit price increases, and we try to make economies where possible, but we would never threaten the company’s image, by using inferior ingredients,” emphasises Ogden. “We put our prices up in January this year, and we will review them again in October, which is what we normally do, so we’re not doing anything differently.”Ogden acknowledges that there is competition in the marketplace, but says, “We never let it bother us. We’ve got wonderful products, and we’re particular about the calibre of staff we have, as you have to have the best service as well. As long as you have those things, the customers will keep coming back.” The set-up The business currently has 59 shops, and a significant wholesale business around a 55/45 retail/wholesale split supplying virtually all the major supermarkets, including Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Asda, The Co-op and Spar, and the foodservice sector through 3663, Brakes, Bako NW, BHS and Roadchef. It has a £25m turnover and approximately 975 employees 400 in the bakery and 575 on the retail side Popular products The bakery has many shops in the Bolton and Wigan area “the heartland of pies and pasties” and as far north as Cumbria. Its potato and meat pie is its top seller, with potato cakes, egg custards and scones among the most popular items. Ogden says healthy eating trends have not hindered the business at all, although it has been working to reduce salt in response to current market trends, and offers a range of multiseed and low-GI breads, for example. However, she says, you’ll never change the mentality of the workmen who want a pie for their lunch. Although traditional products remain very popular with its customers, Greenhalgh’s product development work is ongoing, and is key to the continuing success of the business, explains Ogden. “We’ve got some new filled paninis and low-GI sandwich rolls coming in, as well as some savoury muffins, salads and new sandwiches for summers.” On winning the award “Winning the award is not just a nicety, it is a prestigious accolade, which gives the firm a higher profile in the industry, and with our customer base. Our business philosophy is to do better today than yesterday. To market ourselves and our skills, creating a quality product and the correct atmosphere for it to be retailed in, is the ethos of our business. We have to do things better than the supermarkets; the customers know the difference, and there will always be a discerning market.” David Smart, production director, Greenhalgh’s Social media Greenhalgh’s has moved with the times and has embraced social media as a way to improve its profile, and increase its presence online. It has a Facebook page, a Twitter account, and a blog, and Ogden says the firm is currently developing its website to enable web ordering. Its website is already award-winning, she adds, after being voted ninth out of 500 retail websites, for compliance with regulations, functionality and speed. The bakery also raises it profile in the local community by doing presentations in schools and for local interest groups such as the WI and Age Concern. It also supports local charities and worthy causes.Comment from the sponsor “We chose Greenhalgh’s after much consideration as the other two finalists were also so “crafty”. We were impressed with the fact that craft skills are at the heart of what Greenhalgh’s do despite their great scale. Often, when businesses scale up, there is a compromise on quality in order to make the business efficient. Not so in this Bolton legend! Also they have an unerring need to innovate and this is also not typical of a large business and is great to see. So for managing scale, pace and quality there was no-one better than last year’s winner.”Sara Reid, marketing manager, Rank Hovislast_img read more

Anders Osborne Welcomes London Souls’ Tash Neal To Close Out Brooklyn Bowl Run [Video/Photo]

first_imgRock guitarist and singer Anders Osborne was back at Brooklyn Bowl for the second consecutive night at the New York City venue on Saturday. The veteran rocker originally from Sweden recruited London Souls guitarist Tash Neal to help him and his backing trio close out their two-night stay at the north Brooklyn venue. The performance on Saturday was Osborne’s final stop on a 19-date fall run that initially began back in late August, and 52-year-old showed no signs of tour fatigue, even if his voice may have been just a tad hoarse by the show’s halfway point.The night began with a fun and groovy opening set from Tash Neal, who seems to be making an initiative at going solo following years as the singing/guitar half of the London Souls with drummer Chris St. Hilaire. Neal’s performance maintained an exciting balance of the tight, bluesy-based rock, which has become his trademark style, in addition to a few looser, relaxed tunes. Just a few years removed from a nearly life-threatening car accident which left him in a 10-day coma, Neal presented himself to be much more relaxed and even open to smiling more than he’s ever been on stage. The new tunes and equally talented backing band seem to represent a fresh start for the talented local musician, who was even seen chatting away with fellow local musician Eric Krasno prior to the show.Osborne’s headlining set picked up right where Neal left off. Unlike the younger opener, Osborne went with more of a casual look with his Army-green button down and unkempt hair, compared to Neal’s stylishly neat shirt and vest. The looser presentation mirrored much of the music heard throughout Osborne’s set, which began with a heavy, bluesy rendition of “Had My Reasons” from his 2005 Living Room album. Osborne, of course, is anything but a one-trick pony, and made that clear with his lighter, feel-good performance of “Smoke & Mirrors”. The show quickly returned to a heavier contrast as Osborne tore into a new, unreleased song titled, “Real Good Dirt”. That hoarse voice of his was really put to the test during his mid-set performance of “Big Talk”, which included some wonderful back and forth jamming between Osborne and his keyboardist.Osborne continued utilizing nearly every kind of sound and playing style with his guitars as he turned to his slide to get through the Americana-themed flow of “Jetstream”. He was quick to make a point of his continued sobriety before going into “Mind Of A Junkie”, which included a pre-song shoutout to his sponsor at the side of the stage, who happened to be celebrating thirty years sober on this night.The show began to come to a close with Osborne welcoming Neal back to the stage. Over the final 15 minutes or so, the two traded vocal and guitar leads over three songs with “Flowerbox”, a soulfully explosive rendition of “On The Road To Charlie Parker”, and wrapping with an inspiring performance of “We Move On”. Load remaining images Osborne’s fall tour may now be over, but fans can still catch the wildly entertaining rocker at his final shows of 2018 when he heads down to New Orleans for his 7th Annual Holiday Spectacular at Tipitina’s on December 14th-15th. He’s also scheduled to headline the “Won’t Bow Down” benefit concert at the Maple Leaf Bar the following evening on December 16th alongside Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Doug Belote, Brad Walker, and more. Tickets to his upcoming performances can be found on the tour page of his website.Setlist: Anders Osborne | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY | 12.8.18Set: Had My Reasons, Black Tar, Smoke & Mirrors, Real Good Dirt, Big Talk, Jetstream, Mind Of A Junkie, Flowerbox*, On The Road To Charlie Parker*, We Move On** With Tash Neallast_img read more

Buoyant welcome for Ed Portal reboot

first_img“This state-of-the-art learning space is a great way for Harvard University to engage the Allston-Brighton community and empower residents of all ages,” said Walsh. “The city is proud to work closely with Harvard in developing services and resources to ensure accessibility for everyone in Allston-Brighton’s diverse community. Through this ongoing partnership, we will be able to support local businesses and organizations in the neighborhood and help residents move up the economic ladder.”“Through the new Ed Portal, we aim to redefine what lifelong learning really means,” said Professor Rob Lue, faculty director of the Ed Portal. “We want to show that learning is continuous — that it’s an arc that goes throughout your entire life. Learning isn’t limited by age, occupation, income, or even space and time. In our 21st-century information age where knowledge is dynamic, ever-growing and changing, the Harvard Ed Portal provides new opportunities to keep up to date by plugging into learning and discovery. We hope these opportunities can inspire anyone and everyone in our community, at any point in their lives, to take a new direction and open a new door.”Using the Ed Portal as a platform, Harvard’s Public School Partnerships team will continue its extensive reach into local schools with educational, family engagement, training, and professional development programs.The grand opening featured performances by Professor Tom Kelly, Harvard’s Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music, as well as various student groups. Also on hand were classical Indian dancer Anumita Das, classical violinist Sumire Hirotsuru, Harvard College Speak Out Loud, Harvard VoxJazz, Elaine Dong, traditional Chinese dance, Harvard Din & Tonics, and comedian Sierra Katow.By working together, the Ed Portal and community organizations can leverage resources and help Allston-Brighton residents take advantage of services that might have otherwise been unavailable.“Harvard and Allston are forging new ties and creating new opportunities for partnerships that will strengthen each other,” said Kevin Casey, associate vice president for public affairs and communications. “The Ed Portal represents a real opportunity to illustrate how institutions and communities engage with each other not as an obligatory add-on, but as something at the very core of our mission as a University.”“I’m excited about the unity the Ed Portal will bring to Allston-Brighton — unity for us with each other and unity for us with Harvard,” said Jane McHale, an Allston-Brighton resident and member of the Harvard Allston Workforce Subcommittee.Building on five years of successful programming centered on undergraduate mentoring, the Harvard Ed Portal has piloted various programs with the community as a way to develop ideas for new and expanded offerings. More than 2,300 Allston-Brighton residents are already registered members, and organizers say they hope the opening of the new Ed Portal will encourage more residents to take advantage of the growing opportunities.Organizers said the Ed Portal brings enormous benefits to the community as well as to Harvard faculty and students.“Our students can take what they learn and observe by being part of the Portal, and turn it into action. And frankly, they’re hungry to do just that,” said Lue. “Likewise, the community can be part of the learning and discovery — not just the recipient. Our goal is — and always has been — to make much more porous the boundaries between Harvard and the community. I think we’re succeeding so far.”For more information about the Ed Portal or to learn how to become a member, please visit, check out its Facebook page, follow it on Twitter @hcommconnect, or call 617.496.5022. Let the learning and fun begin. The reimagined Harvard Ed Portal, a 12,000-square-foot space devoted to teaching, research, exploration, and recreation, opened its doors on Saturday at the intersection of Western Avenue and North Harvard Street in Allston.Nearly 400 people attended the grand opening, including Harvard President Drew Faust, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and various other distinguished guests.“Learning without limits” is the motto for the new community center, which connects the University’s resources, leading thinkers, and educators with members of the Allston and Harvard communities. The new Harvard Ed Portal promises visitors innovative ways of learning and expanded programming in creative and performing arts; science and technology; wellness and recreation; and economic, workforce, and professional development.“In this space, where the emerging Harvard campus meets the Allston neighborhood, collaboration and breakthroughs will occur that will be transformative to Allston, Boston, and Harvard,” said Faust during an afternoon of festivities. “Our approach may become a model for campuses and communities to share ideas and reach goals, inspiring similar transformations in communities and campuses throughout the country. My predecessor President Charles W. Eliot said in 1909 that education ‘should be the work of the whole life.’ He could not have imagined this space, but he would be in full support of its transformative work.”The expanded facility, as well as the new and expanded programs it will host, reflects the University’s long-standing commitment to the community, the future of which is outlined in Harvard’s Institutional Master Plan. The new space’s development was the result of a comprehensive collaboration among Harvard, the city of Boston, the Allston-Brighton community, and local schools and businesses.The outcome is a 21st-century flexible classroom and performance venue. Plans for the Harvard Ed Portal include both in-person and online learning; expanded space for the existing — and successful — mentoring program between local children and Harvard undergrads; rooms for hands-on lessons in science, technology, and art; space to develop job and computer skills; areas for health and wellness activities; and more. The Harvard Ed Portal also awards scholarships for classes at the Harvard Extension School and for a variety of athletic summer programs. Discounted membership and passes to Harvard exhibits, events, recreation facilities, and athletic programs and camps are also available to Ed Portal members. The vast majority of the Ed Portal’s programs are free and open to the public.Mayor Walsh on the reimagined Harvard Ed Portallast_img read more

Audit of homeland security and emergency management grants

first_imgVermont State Auditor Randy Brock’s report dictated that the Department of Public Safety (DPS) should seek repayment of $30,976 from three local government entities: $7,508 from the Village of Johnson; $19,650 from the Town of Norwich; and $3,818 from Rutland County Clerks Collaborative (RCCC).The Village of Johnson applied for a grant to replace equipment destroyed in a fire at the fire department building. At the same time, they acquired another reimbursement for this equipment by its insurance company and through the approval of DPS. The Town of Norwich applied for a grant to install a backup generator for its municipal building. However, a bulk of its matching contribution included the appraised value of a generator that was acquired several years prior. RCCC applied for a grant to hire a consultant to conduct risk assessments for its 14 member towns. To meet the local match requirement a DPS employee improperly encouraged the RCCC to submit the value of donated time by a paid contractor and false documentation of a cash vendor payment.In each of these cases, federal grant requirements or DPS accounting policies were violated. Brock’s report was a recommendation that DPS set up a process for tracking audit findings to resolution to be sure that all identified improper repayments are fully reimbursed.last_img read more

Williamsville covered bridge to close July 5 for replacement

first_imgThe Vermont Agency of Transportation will begin to replace the Williamsville Covered Bridge on Dover Road on Monday, July 5. The bridge will be out of service through August 29, 2010. The detour around the bridge on Parish Hill and Baker Brook Road is about two miles long and will have signs. Motorists should factor time for the detour into their travel plans.The Williamsville Covered Bridge reconstruction project involves reconstructing the existing historic bridge, built around 1850, with a new replacement covered bridge. VTRANS expects to open the new bridge to traffic on August 30. Source: VTrans Director Planning, Outreach & Community Affairs 6.29.2010last_img read more