Fox’s has relaunched its Echo brand as the ultimate in adult indulgence. Originally launched in 1999, the brand has undergone a major revamp in response to extensive consumer research carried out by Fox’s last year. Containing 75% chocolate, Echo has been repositioned to be more than just a lunchbox filler and repackaged as a sophisticated biscuit bar.“We have worked really hard with consumers to understand the market and how Echo can be repositioned to make its mark,” said Echo senior brand manager, Jim Procter-Blain. The new-look design is based around a ‘rohrshack’ style ink-blot test, offering an element of interactivity as consumers can interpret different patterns on the wrapper. “By increasing the product’s presence on shelf we’re hoping to attract new and lapsed users to the fixture and add incremental growth, not only to the Echo brand but the growing chocolate biscuit bar category as a whole,” added Procter-Blain.The range consists of Milk Chocolate, Orange and Mint varieties and come in packs of six or eight. The new design is available in stores now.
The long-awaited Mary Portas review into the state of the high street has been welcomed by bakers who have now called for the words to be put into action.In her report, published this week, Portas reiterated claims that the rise of supermarkets had helped to put high street bakeries into decline and she declared the high street was in a critical condition. The Portas Review reprinted figures from the 2008 Competition Commission, which found that the number of bakeries had declined from around 25,000 in 1950 to around 8,000 by 2000.In stark terms, Portas warned: “The days of a high street populated by independent butchers, bakers and candlestick-makers are except in the most exceptional circumstances over.”She added: “Although some high streets are thriving, most have a fight on their hands. Many are sickly, others are on the critical list and some are now dead. We cannot and should not attempt to save every high street, but unless urgent action is taken, the casualties will only continue to multiply.”Mike Holling, retail operations director of Birds of Derby and chairman of the National Association of Master Bakers, said: “We did not need Mary Portas to tell us about the state of the high street. I just hope that her recommendations are taken onboard. We need the words to be put into action.”The report, was published alongside new government-commissioned research, ’Understan-ding High Street Performance’, found that a third of all high streets are failing and that, by 2014, less than 40% of retail spending will be done there.The Portas Review outlined a number of recommendations, including:l A call for councils to offer more free parkingl An easing of night-time delivery restrictionsl New penalties for landlords with empty unitsl New planning laws to encourage town centre developmentl The creation of new town-centre markets.In response to the report, Prime Minister David Cameron said: “The high street should be at the very heart of every community. I am delighted Mary Portas has produced such a clear vision of how we can breathe life back into our high streets. The government will review Mary’s recommendations and will publish its response next spring.”l To read the report in full, visit: http://tinyurl.com/d6qa7oq or join us on Twitter to discuss the report: @BritishBaker #PortasReview OW PORTAS’ REVIEW WAS DISCUSSED ON TWITTER Satterthwaites artisan [email protected] wants high street markets. Would Sainsbury’s agree to a covered market arcade along Moor Lane for the #satbaker?David [email protected] are the curse of the high street. Where are butchers and bakers and CSMs? Free parking versus charged on the high street.Stephen [email protected] shop at local bakers (quality better, prices good), local greengrocer and high street butcher. Good prices and supporting local.Andrew Simms @AndrewSimms_nef#Portas on revitalising high sts is not bad places to live, not just shops just need a ’Supermarket Restraining Order’ to let it breathe. WHAT THE BAKERS SAY Tom Molnar, chief executive, Bread Ltd, which includes the Gail’s estate of retail shops, said: “Her approach to learn from the high street’s competitors rather than to demonise them is good, as it encourages action, rather than malaise. I also support her belief that there are some key areas where small companies can compete service, specialism and experience. Value is not just about price.”Christopher Freeman, proprietor, Dunns’ of Crouch End, said: “I wouldn’t suggest bringing markets into areas where they haven’t been before as it may threaten the shops already there, especially if they sell food. But markets should be supported in areas where they already work well.”Clive Williams, president of the NAMB, said: “Our bakery is located in a town which has a ’Business Improvement District’ team, where local shopkeepers and the council get together to discuss what’s best for the high street and that seems to work very well.”Anthony Kindred, owner of Kindred Bakery, said: “I’m thinking of pulling out of the high street and moving into a unit that’s much cheaper to run. That said, my reputation locally does come from the shop in the high street.”Aspects of this report could work quite well, such as free car parking and the empty space initiative. But this could mean more competition and put high street bakery businesses in jeopardy.”
IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Previous articleIU and Purdue suspend in-person classes for two weeks after spring breakNext articleBiden wins Michigan primary, denying Sanders a state repeat Tommie Lee WhatsApp Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Facebook Intentional balloon releases condemned by South bend Common Council By Tommie Lee – March 10, 2020 2 292 Facebook Pinterest Lazio supporters hold plastic balloons prior to the start of an Italian Serie A Soccer match between Lazio and Bologna at Rome’s Olympic stadium, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) The South Bend Common Council has passed a resolution regarding balloon releases within city limits, but it’s less harsh than the first ordinance.WNDU reports that the original wording in February included a $25 fine for intentionally releasing balloons, something critics judged to be too harsh.Instead, the council will condemn intentional balloon releases, and work to educate the public about the environmental hazards of doing so. Google+
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For journalists During the visit, the Minister also attended a British Council roundtable event and discussed how UK universities and local providers can increase the pace of co-operation to ensure UK degree programmes can be run in Bangladesh through branch campuses and provide greater choice to students in Bangladesh.Further information Email [email protected] Follow Foreign Office Minister Mark Field @MarkFieldUK Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn As well as our enduring people-to-people links, we are working together to combat human trafficking and through the Commonwealth on a variety of mutual issues from climate change to trade. But as a true friend of Bangladesh, we stand ready to address issues around democratic governance and accountability, where we believe the government of Bangladesh must do more for its people to flourish and reach their full potential. During his two-day visit, which included a roundtable with senior editors to discuss media freedom in Bangladesh, the Minister warmly praised Bangladesh on its continued economic growth, including its transition toward a Middle Income Country, with Britain playing a leading role in Bangladesh’s economic development as the second-largest foreign investor, and also supporting the country through the UK aid programme.He thanked Prime Minister Hasina for her government’s efforts in dealing with the Rohingya crisis and discussed the potential options for dialogue with Burma that would allow the Rohingya to begin returning home.The Minister cautioned that economic progress could be undermined unless steps are taken to improve democratic governance and accountability in Bangladesh, including the need for rigorous challenge from an effective political opposition and a free press.As well as hearing from editors during the media roundtable about journalists’ concerns in relation to the Government of Bangladesh’s Digital Security Act, the Minister also visited the office of the Prothom Alo newspaper, whose website is accessed by 1.6 million visitors from over 200 different countries.Minister for Asia and the Pacific, Mark Field, said: Media enquiries Bangladesh has been making great strides and I was pleased to discuss with Prime Minister Hasina how our two countries can strengthen our already deep links.
Firkins Bakery has been fully liquidated for £33,024, following the closure of its production site and 40 redundancies last May.The West Bromwich-based firm has sold the assets of its production facility, Newbridge Bakery (Production) in Black Lake, with MB Insolvency in Birmingham filing a final report with Companies House. Assets included plant and machinery, but the sale of the Firkins’ manufacturing site could not raise more funds as it was leased through a private firm.Firkins managed to keep its 33 Midlands-based bakery shops open, located in areas such as Wolverhampton, Dudley, Walsall, Oldbury and West Bromwich. The outlets are now trading as part of craft bakery chain Oliver Adams in Northampton, employing around 189 members of staff.Firkins has been rescued from administration three times in the past six years by managing director and baker Ian Bolderston, most recently in December 2009, when he was able to save 200 jobs. It has struggled to keep its retail outlets open over the years, including its Kingstanding, Stourbridge and Harbourne sites in March 2010.
Method Man‘s resume is one of the strongest you’ll find in the history of hip-hop. He has been a member of the venerable Wu Tang Clan since their inception in Staten Island, NY in the early ’90’s, and is responsible for some of their most memorable verses and songs, including the classic Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) track that bears his name. He also forged a fruitful partnership with fellow hip-hop superhero Redman, releasing the Platinum-certified Blackout! together in 1999.LCD Soundsystem, Method Man & Redman, Marshmello, & More Tapped For Winter X GamesMeth has also put together a respectable acting career, starring in cult favorite films like Soul Plane and How High, netting recurring roles on acclaimed TV shows like Oz and The Wire, and making appearances in countless other projects (including a turn as Alicia Keys‘ lover in her music vieo for “If I Ain’t Got You“). He is currently working on a new TBS game show Drop The Mic, for which he will serve as the host.But while you might know Method Man from a long list of different past gigs, you probably didn’t know about one of his earliest jobs back in Staten Island–as an employee at the Statue of Liberty for more than five years. Last night, Meth joined James Corden on the Late Late Show, where he reminisced about his days at the statue. Corden began the conversation by explaining that, like most people living in New York, had never actually been in the Statue and asked him whether it was worth it to go up and take in the view. Meth’s response had Corden in stitches: he doesn’t know, because he never actually went inside either.As he explains, “I’ve actually never went inside the Statue, and I worked there for about five to six years…You only get half an hour break, and if I went up in the Statue, I wouldn’t have any time to make it back down to get to work on time. And I needed time to either sleep — right? On my break — eat on my break or smoke…you know, we had to get it in on the sideline.”He continues, “Yea, not once. But i did get to shake [former Vice President] Dan Quayle‘s hand, meet Radar from M*A*S*H* (he wasn’t that nice though)…oh and Paul Schaffer–he wasn’t nice either…Got you, Paul, I knew I’d get you back…[laughs]”You can listen to the rest of the tales from Method Man’s tour of duty as a Statue of Liberty employee below courtesy of The Late Late Show with James Corden on YouTube:
Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles have shared a new live video of “Trade It All” from their recent performance at Hollywood, California’s Sayers Club back in early October. The soulful funk outfit had previously included the lively song as the lead track on their 2018 studio album, Art of Love, which arrived back in mid-July. While the studio version “Trade It All” is a solid-sounding recording, the song really takes flight when played live and surrounded by a mix of fans and industry colleagues, as seen in the pro-shot video below.Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles – “Trade It All” – Live From Sayers Club[Video: Cory Henry]The layout of the performance saw the play in the middle of the venue rather than on stage. The in-the-round arrangement allows the audience to be right there alongside the band as part of the experience, and truly bridges any separation between fan and artist as most concert experiences tend to do. This kind of concert setup ended up working out wonderfully, as the immensely talented Cory Henry and his band used the energy picked up by being surrounded in the intimate setting to fuel the nearly nine-minute performance in the video. Although Henry is known for his fantastic organ and keyboard abilities, he utilizes the 360-degree experience to ditch his instrument throughout the performance to walk around and sing right in the faces of his fans.The performance was put together by Jammcard, a music-based tech startup also know as the “LinkedIn for musicians,” as it connects artists and industry professionals with fans by connecting the parties through invite-only events.The video continues to showcase the naturally gifted singer and musician, who has also been a part of the New York-based jazz group Snarky Puppy. Henry and the band continue to make the most of their 2018 with other notable live appearances including their one-of-a-kind performance on NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert” shared just last month. Henry was also part of the loaded lineup for this year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive back in late September, and even teamed up with Turkuaz for a show at The Capitol Theater back on October 19th.Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles band will close out the year on a strong note later this month with a New Year’s Eve performance at Cervantes’ Other Side in Denver. Tickets for the December 31st concert with special guests still to be announced can be found here. For more information, head here.
This will be a second marriage for Jackson, who wed longtime love Monte Lapka in September 2011. The couple had been together for 13 years when they split over the summer. The newly sober Jackson went public with his relationship with Landau in October 2013. “They’ve already begun planning the wedding,” an insider told Us Weekly. Wedding bells will ring again for Broadway hunk Cheyenne Jackson. The former Broadway.com video blogger will walk down the aisle with new love Jason Landau, E! Online confirmed. Jackson’s next New York stage appearance will be in The Most Happy Fella opposite Tony winners Shuler Hensley and Laura Benanti at Encores! in April. His Broadway credits include The Performers, Finian’s Rainbow, Xanadu, All Shook Up, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Aida. Known for his TV work on 30 Rock and Glee, the very busy actor has a slew of new movies coming out, including Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks and Opening Night, and is a member of the 2013-2014 Tony Nominating Committee. He released a solo album, I’m Blue, Skies, last year. View Comments
This email message may contain privilegedand/or confidential information. If you are not the intendedrecipient(s), you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, orcopying of this email message is strictly prohibited. If you havereceived this message in error, please immediately notify the sender and deletethis email message from your computer.CAUTION: The Agency of HumanServices cannot ensure the confidentiality or security of email transmissions. Prior to his appointmentas a Vermont District Court Judge, Hudsonserved as Chief of the Vermont Attorney General’s Criminal Division fromSeptember 1976 to December 1979. Previous positions include: VermontAssistant Attorney General, Administrative Division; Partner, Mahady &Hudson, White River Junction; Windsor County State’sAttorney; Deputy States Attorney; and Partner, Parker & Hudson, Springfield. Montpelier, VT – Today, Governor Jim Douglasannounced that the Honorable Paul F. Hudson has been appointed Chair of theHuman Services Board. Judge Hudson is a resident of Springfield and served as a Vermont DistrictCourt Judge from December 1979 until his retirement in January 2003. Judge Hudson served inthe United States Army Reserve from 1967 to 1972 and was commissioned a secondlieutenant in 1969. His admissions include the Vermont Supreme Court Bar,United States District Court for the District of Vermont, United States Courtof Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States,and he has been a member of the Vermont Bar Association since 1967. Hudson received his Bachelor of Laws from the Universityof Maine School of Law in 1967 and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Vermont in 1964. Hudson is Chairof the Springfield Civic Improvement Project Investment Fund Committee; amember of the Springfield Select Board’s Police Department RelocationStudy Committee; a member of the Calvin Coolidge Council – BoyScout’s of America Advancement Committee; and since 1985 has served onthe board of directors of Lincoln Street, Inc., a social services agency thatserves approximately 50 developmentally disabled individuals in the Windsor,Windham and Orange County area. Hudsonwas also one of five members of the influential Governor’s Commission onCorrections Overcrowding, which produced an important and influential reportthat has already impacted Department of Corrections statutes, policy andpractice. “JudgeHudson’s acceptance of this appointment reflects his continuingcommitment to public service – both to his community and hisstate,” said Governor Douglas. “His community service and hisdiverse and extensive law background make him uniquely qualified to chair thisimportant panel.” Agency of Human Services (AHS) Secretary Cynthia D. LaWare noted,“Judge Hudson’s vast experience, understanding of human servicesissues, and commitment to due process and a full and fair review for all Vermontersmake him an outstanding choice to chair the Human Services Board.” The Human Services Board is a citizen’s panelconsisting of seven members and two chairs. Its duties are to act as afair hearing board for appeals brought by individuals who believe they havebeen aggrieved by decisions or policies of departments and programs withinAHS. The Board has two hearing officers who conduct hearings on a regularbasis in each district in which the Agency of Human Services maintains offices.The hearing officers issue written recommendations that include findings offact and a proposed decision for the Board to act upon. The Board meets on amonthly basis to consider those recommendations. Parties to an appeal canattend the Board meetings and argue whether the Board should or should notadopt the hearing officers’ recommendations. Governor Appoints Judge Paul HudsonChair of Human Services Board Heidi Mohlman TringeCommunications DirectorVermont Agency of Human Services802-241-2222 (phone)802-241-2979 (fax)[email protected](link sends e-mail) ###