first_img Year:  Projects Houses Save this picture!© Marcello Mariana+ 21 Share Manufacturers: RHEINZINK, Subzero/Wolf, Alucobond, VALVOSave this picture!© Marcello MarianaRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. The topic of this project is about the typology and the image of single villa with garden. This means to work at the same time on the isolated domestic building type and on the articulation of volumes and interiors that allows the project to have two independent and autonomous houses for two brothers, placed in the green with a good level of privacy.Save this picture!© Marcello MarianaThe plot is in a very good position on the first hills of Val Seriana, and the house tooks place into this strong sloping terrain, touching the mountain on one side and opening to the valley on the other side.Save this picture!© Marcello MarianaThe service areas, the garage and the technical rooms are placed on the north side, stuck into the ground, whereas the house’s main spaces, the living area and the bedrooms, are placed on the south side, with some cantilever parts into the trees and with a very good light during all the day long.  Save this picture!© Marcello MarianaFrom a tectonic point of view the house has two faces: the north side, on the mountain, is heavy with thick stone walls and small windows; the south side, open to the valley, has large windows open on wide terraces. The main two overlapping terraces seems to fly over the trees thanks to the strong cantilever that characterized the architecture of the building: this element is in contrast with the all the other near existing buildings but well integrated with the natural landscaped.Save this picture!© Marcello MarianaThe roof is the other main element of the villa, the one that keeps together the different parts of the building. The topic of the gable roof, the traditional typology of this area, has been re-interpreted and designed playing particular attention to the eaves: these are not only a part of the roof but becomes technical and sculptural elements, designed with great attention for the shape in every detail.Save this picture!© Marcello MarianaThe entry area clearly shows materials and finishing of the building: aluminum for railings and garage covering, zinc-titanium for the roof, natural larch wood for window frames, wall coverings and ceilings, Sarnico stone for exterior walls and flooring, white plaster for walls.Save this picture!© Marcello MarianaProduct Description. The Rheinzink sheets are been used for the roof covering, for the eaves and for all the details of the roof. Every part of the gable roof, such as solar panels and chimneys, is designed in order to have a sculptural technical element well integrated with the other parts of the building.Project gallerySee allShow lessCastaway Island Resort / VTN ArchitectsUnbuilt ProjectFrank Gehry Discusses the Design Behind his Recently Completed Concert Hall in BerlinArchitecture News Share Villa Carber / BURATTI ARCHITETTISave this projectSaveVilla Carber / BURATTI ARCHITETTI Villa Carber / BURATTI ARCHITETTI CopyHouses•Cazzano Sant’Andrea, Italy Architects: BURATTI ARCHITETTI Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographscenter_img “COPY” Area:  800 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2016 “COPY” Photographs:  Marcello Mariana Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Italy ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeBURATTI ARCHITETTIOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCazzano Sant’AndreaItalyPublished on March 10, 2017Cite: “Villa Carber / BURATTI ARCHITETTI” 10 Mar 2017. 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Trump’s ban on refugees prompts fundraising and giving campaigns

first_img4. Pro bono supportMany lawyers volunteered and turned up to air ports to provide free legal advice to families of those being held in detention as a result of the Presidential ban. They were not permitted access to the individuals in detention.LITERALLY on the ground. Volunteer lawyers are working pro-bono on a Saturday preparing habeus corpus petitions for detainees at JFK.— NYC Mayor’s Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) January 28, 2017[email protected]’s CEO supports Trump, and @lyft vows to donate $1M over the next four years to @ACLU. #DeleteUber #DownloadLyft #MuslimBan— Mike Lynch (@MikeLynch09) January 29, 2017 Tagged with: Celebrity crowdfunding Digital matched giving politics pro bono Howard Lake | 30 January 2017 | News President Trump’s executive order banning refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries has inspired a variety of fundraising and giving campaigns. These are designed to support individuals directly affected, organisations supporting refugees, and organisations opposing the ban.1. $24m to ACLUACLU’s front page (30 January 2017)One of the biggest beneficiaries was the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) which received $24m in donations over the weekend following the ban, in the form of 350,000 gifts. It successfully persuaded a Federal District Court Judge to issue a stay. $19.4 million since Saturday. Keep it up, America. @ACLU are the heroes we need to support. #MuslimBan— Megan Tompkins-Stange (@tompkinsstange) January 30, 2017 Hey, Internet: @JenRisher & I’ll match gifts TODAY to @aclu ↑ to $50K, inspired by @Sia, @sacca, @lyft. LMK.— David Risher (@davidrisherWR) January 29, 2017 Other supportOther companies also offered support in a variety of different non-financial ways. In addition to providing some instant or long-term support, these were clearly designed to demonstrate to the public and to politicians that the company did not support what had by then become referred to as the #Muslimban. The President has criticised the use of this phrase as inaccurate.• Starbucks has pledged to hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years. An open letter to staff from CEO Howard Shultz stated that the firm would:“neither stand by, nor stand silent, as the uncertainty around the new administration’s actions grows with each passing day”.He stated:“There are more than 65 million citizens of the world recognised as refugees by the United Nations, and we are developing plans to hire 10,000 of them over five years in the 75 countries around the world where Starbucks does business. And we will start this effort here in the U.S. by making the initial focus of our hiring efforts on those individuals who have served with U.S. troops as interpreters and support personnel in the various countries where our military has asked for such support.”• Airbnb’s CEO and founder Brian Chesky offered free accommodation to those affected by the ban, saying:“Airbnb is providing free housing to refugees and anyone else who needs it in the event they are denied the ability to board a US-bound flight and are not in your city/country of residence.” will use its disaster response tool to offer free housing to displaced people when needed. Some individual supporters set up their own campaign for ACLU, including one via Facebook Donate (available to US nonprofits): A $20,000 Match Offer On ACLU Donations Today. Tweet your ACLU receipts to @bfeld @abatchelor @thegothamgal or me— Fred Wilson (@fredwilson) January 29, 2017 I just deleted my #uber app. #DeleteUber #resist— Harvey McKinnon (@harveymckinnon) January 29, 2017There was even at least one opportunity to make signing up for Lyft raise funds for another nonprofit:’s CEO has announced the creation of a $2 million fund for immigrant and refugee causes. It could be worth up to $4 million as it is inviting its staff to match it.The funding will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, International Rescue Committee and UNHCR.  160 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Got to give love to all the volunteer lawyers who have been offering their help since yesterday! #NoBanNoWall #MuslimBan #LawyerLove #NYC— Murad Awawdeh (@HeyItsMurad) January 30, 2017 Incredible! I’ll match your donations to @ACLU in support of our LGBTQ immigrant family up to $10,000 through @TieTheKnotOrg. #NoBanNoWall— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (he/him/his) (@jessetyler) January 30, 2017 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 2. Actor’s crowdfunding appeal raises $600,000+Actor Kal Penn reacted to a bigoted social media message by launching an appeal for Syrian refugees which has raised over $600,000.He shared an edited version of the original message which he was told “you don’t belong in this country”. He announced that he had set up a crowdfunding campaign in the Instagram name of the person who he said had sent this message. of course was one of the countries included in the Presidential ban.The appeal was in aid of the International Rescue Committee.$250,000 was donated within 24 hours, so he had to keep raising the target to $50,000 and now $600,000. Triple your donation. Send your receipts to me too. I’ll match to $25k. Thanks @sacca for taking the lead!— Tony Fadell (@tfadell) January 29, 2017  159 total views,  3 views today In Dec, @collision made a large donation to the ACLU—”they’re going to matter”. I wish I had. Will now match $50k.— Patrick Collison (@patrickc) January 29, 2017 Okay: the amazing @natfriedman is *also* going to match $50k. (Even if he’s not tagged.) So you get a 3X multiplier by donating now.— Patrick Collison (@patrickc) January 29, 2017 I could march at airports tonight. So instead, I’ll match donations to @ACLU (up to $1000). Screenshot your receipt for me. And–GO.— Celeste Ng (@pronounced_ing) January 28, 2017 Trump’s ban on refugees prompts fundraising and giving campaigns 3. Peer to peer matched givingUsing Nick Burne’s definition of this phenomenon, the fundraising totals for campaigns such as that for ACLU were further boosted by a number of offers of matched giving by celebrities and Twitter users.Many came forward, unprompted it would seem, to offer to match a variety of different sums, in order to encourage others to donate. you all for your support!— ACLU (@ACLU) January 30, 2017 Tweet a pic of your @ACLU donation to me and @sabaatahir, and we will match total donations up to $1,500!! ??? #Resist— renee ahdieh (@rahdieh) January 30, 2017 Nick Burne has shared his analysis of the mobile giving platform and content that helped ensure that ACLU could handle such a wave of gifts in what was effectively an emergency campaign.In Just how did ACLU raise so much so quickly? ($24million in 48 hours this weekend) he highlights the role of:Spontaneous “peer-to-peer matching” which went viral thanks to social mediaA mobile donation experience optimised for touchA home page focused on asking for a donationA compelling, distraction-free, single page donation page (with a monthly gift upsell)  3. Corporate donationsAfter transportation company Uber did not distance itself from President Trump and his policy fast enough, rival company Lyft seized the opportunity. It did the right thing by announcing it would donate $1 million to the ACLU over the next four years of the Trump presidency. Of course, it knew it would benefit commercially from so doing, as Uber users started to close their account and delete the app. Actually, better yet send me your donation receipts for the @aclu TODAY & I will match up to $1000… #RESIST— Maril Davis (@NightMaril) January 29, 2017 Pop-up donation box on front page of ACLU’s website (30 January 2017) 1/ Inspired by @patrickc and others, I’ll also match $50k of donations to the @ACLU. Just reply with a screenshot of the receipt.— Mike Vernal (@mvernal) January 29, 2017 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

School Board to Vote On Revoking Superintendent’s COVID-19 Emergency Authority

first_imgEducation School Board to Vote On Revoking Superintendent’s COVID-19 Emergency Authority Conditions have ‘reduced in severity sufficient to return to normal governance operations’ according to report By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | 3:17 pm CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Subscribe Pasadena Unified School District’s Board of Education will move Thursday to revoke the PUSD Superintendent’s authority to take emergency action in connection with the COVID-19 emergency and in response to California Governor Gavin Newsom’s declaring a state of emergency in March.The authority was given to the Superintendent through Resolution 2551, which the Board approved on March 12.Effectively, the resolution authorized PUSD Superintendent Brian McDonald and/or his designee to take any action necessary to ensure the continuation of public education, and the health and safety of the students and staff at the district sites. Actions may include relocating students and staff, continued daily student transportation, provision of alternative educational program options, and directing staff to serve as disaster service workers and make alterations, repairs or improvements to school property.Resolution 2551 did not provide any specific duration of time that the authority would be in effect.In a report for the Board of Education for Thursday’s meeting, PUSD said emergency conditions have “reduced in severity sufficient to return to normal governance operations.”Remaining decisions to be made with regards to the impact of the pandemic “are significant but are best made through the standard process of board deliberations and staff recommendations,” the report said.Also on Thursday’s meeting, the Board of Education is set to approve the adoption of K-5 Social Studies instructional materials.PUSD is recommending that the Board approve the adoption of TCI: Social Studies Alive!, one of two History/Social Studies programs that were presented to the school district and that teachers across K-5 grade levels piloted and evaluated during the Spring 2020 semester.PUSD staff said during the piloting and evaluation, TCI: Social Studies Alive! rated higher than the other program, Pearson: My World, on all five criteria identified in the History/Social Studies adoption toolkit. Criteria, in accordance with California Department of Education guidelines, included standards alignment, program organization, assessment, universal access, and instructional planning and teacher support.Teachers also found TCI: Social Studies Alive! to be more culturally relevant and inclusive, a consideration that was included for PUSD locally.Adoption of the TCI: Social Studies Alive! program will cost PUSD up to $738,061.30 for eight years of materials. The PUSD report said the installments will be paid over a period of four years, with the first, second and third installments at $200,000. The fourth and final installment will be for $138,061.30.The Board will continue discussions Thursday on the process and guidelines of budget reductions, in accordance with Governor Newsom’s May education budget revision.A preliminary report from PUSD’s Chief Business Officer, Dr. Leslie Barnes, showed the May revision assumes that the state will lose $42.2 billion in revenues compared to January estimates for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 combined. The revenue losses are compounded by additional COVID-19 state expenditures, estimated to result to a total shortfall of $54 billion for the state.For PUSD, the impact to the education budget could be over $15 billion, the report showed. Dr. Barnes is expected to report Thursday on the specific impact this revision could have on various PUSD programs.PUSD Board meetings are currently conducted through video-conferencing. Since the open portion of the meeting begins at 3 p.m., anyone wishing to make a public comment on both agendized and non-agendized items are advised to send their comments prior to start time to [email protected], to be read by the Board Vice President.Comments must identify the topic and be limited to 450 words to keep within the three-minute time limit. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. 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Pike County economy strong in 2011

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage is also looking for a prosperous New Year based on increased sales tax revenue and the expansion of local industries.“Our sales tax revenue was up $59,000 in 2011 and that means that local businesses are doing better,” Ramage said. “The low rate of employment in Pike County supports that the existing businesses are able to maintain their employees and that’s especially good during these economic times.”Ramage said that the city’s two food industries, Southern Classic Foods and Supreme Oil, have both increased production as has Brundidge Electronics Corporation.“When industries increase production that’s a very positive sign,” he said. “With increased production comes the probability of new jobs.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Pike County economy strong in 2011 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration 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 HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 During very difficult economic times, Pike County not only held its own economically during 2011, it even prospered.With the addition of Golden Boy Foods in 2011 and the expansion of several existing industries, Pike County has been blessed, said Marsha Gaylard, Pike County Economic Development Corporation president.“Having Golden Boy Foods locate in Troy was one more step in the direction that we want to go,” Gaylard said. “The potential for 150 more jobs in Pike County is huge. We have been very fortunate that Pike County’s unemployment rate has ranked between number three and four in the state the past three years and has recently dropped to 6.6 percent. That is due to the fact that our businesses are holding their own and to the expansion of several of our existing industries. We are blessed to have not lost businesses and to have been able to recruit two major businesses in the last two years, Golden Boy and CGI.” Troy Mayor Jimmy Lunsford said, too, that the recruitment of Golden Boy Foods, which will produce peanut butter initially and, by the middle of 2012, also run a line of almond butter, is a good thing.“With the downturn in the economy, Golden Boy came on board and helped make 2011 an unbelievable year for Troy and Pike County,” Lunsford said. “The expansion at KW Plastics, equipment and all, will be several million dollars and that will have a big impact on the local economy.”Lunsford said CGI continues to grow, now with 200 employees.“When you have companies like CGI, Sikorsky Support Services and Lockheed that continue to create jobs and positively impact the community, that is an indication that the economic future is bright,” Lunsford said. “The future is bright for Troy, also, in that we also have two promising retail prospects. And, with the completion of a new library, public works facility and nutrition center for our seniors, we are looking forward to a prosperous New Year.” Ramage said the city’s utility rates remained steady during 2011, the addition to the public library was completed and the city was able to purchase the old doctor’s building for use as a mini-courthouse.“We got another L.E.D. grant and that was positive and we finally completed our planning grant and it will be implemented in 2012, so we are looking forward to a prosperous New Year in Brundidge and all of Pike County.” Book Nook to reopen Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Published 10:15 am Friday, December 30, 2011 Sponsored Content You Might Like Chamber announces new board of directors The Pike County Chamber of Commerce has announced its executive board and board of directors for 2012. The executive board… read more Print Article Skiplast_img read more

Lettings agent ejects violent burglars while working from home

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Lettings agent ejects violent burglars while working from home previous nextAgencies & PeopleLettings agent ejects violent burglars while working from home35-year-old Asif Ali from Lancashire hailed as hero after tackling three hooded men who broke into his family home.Nigel Lewis26th September 20192 Comments1,013 Views A lettings agent has been hailed as a hero after fighting off three hooded burglars at his house in Rochdale who broke in while he was working from home.35-year-old Asif Ali, who is a director of B&B Lettings in Rochdale as well as a clothing company, was working on his computer at approximately 9pm on Tuesday this week when one and then two more men entered his home, alerting his dogs.“I went to see what was going on and there was someone standing there dressed head-to-toe in black,” he told local media.Kitchen knifeAli then tackled the three burglars and at one point chased them off the property with a kitchen knife, all of which was caught on his home’s CCTV camera.“I wasn’t scared, I was just angry. I guess the adrenaline kicked in,” he told the BBC, claiming that he may have broken one of the burglar’s noses, who he claims knew the house was occupied.“I then saw a second man heading towards the stairs – I flew at him because my wife was upstairs in bed.”Ali says his wife Charlotte is now so shaken up that she no longer wants to live at the address and is currently staying with family.Watch the CCTV footage here.Read more about Rochdale.rochdale lettings agents September 26, 2019Nigel Lewis2 commentsRichard Rawlings, Estate Agency Insight Estate Agency Insight 26th September 2019 at 9:23 amAbsolute HERO Ali – well done for protecting your wife and property so bravely.Log in to ReplyRichard Rawlings, Estate Agency Insight Estate Agency Insight 26th September 2019 at 9:24 amSorry Asif – not Ali!Log in to ReplyWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Week at the Union: Grammar Schools

first_imgby Fraser RaleighA calm week in Frewin Court; nice for the Union to know there can still be such a thing. Kate Denham introduced the debate, speaking clearly, logically and entertainingly and demonstrating the problems within the education system effectively if slightly simplistically with a bowl of apples and the puns to go with it. Andrew Marshall for the opposition was calm and self-assured, delivering his ripostes eloquently and speaking of the inequalities that grammar schools propagate. First of the invited speakers, Graham Brady MP, who resigned from the Shadow Cabinet because of the internal row over grammar schools, shifted the blame on education away from selective schools to independent ones and re-iterated the statistics demonstrating the academic achievements of grammar schools. Keith Bartley conceded that the schools worked but that the system itself was rotten, focussing on the flaws in the 11+ to the detriment of fleshing out the case against the record of grammar schools and failing to provide evidence for his claims regarding impinged social mobility. After the unusual spectacle of a sitting President making a brief speech for the proposition in the floor debate Chris Woodhead, former head of Oftsted and David Jesson closed the debate for the proposition and opposition respectively. The two were the most enlightening of the debate as they both spoke fluently with minimal notes, bringing pure knowledge and experience as their main weapon. Woodhead talked passionately about the way grammar schools can be socially beneficial, cleverly separated the current 11+ exam from selective education as a whole and claimed that it was independent, not comprehensive schools that benefited from the abolition of grammar schools. Jesson was similarly erudite and unlike the rest of the opposition provided some convincing statistical evidence against selection. While entertaining and informative, however, the question of class was too casually and broadly bandied about during his speech, and the debate as a whole, without allowing for the subtleties that exist in reality. Overall however the debate was intellectually stimulating, well informed and unspectacular; short, sharp and back to basics.last_img read more

Veterans Day Military Discounts: Restaurants

first_imgThe following is a list of Veterans Day discounts on restaurants for 2015. Please check back frequently as the list is updated daily.All of the following discounts have been confirmed for 2015, either through press release or direct communication with the company.2015 Veterans Day Travel & Recreation Discounts2015 Veterans Day Retailer Offerings2015 Veterans Day EventsGiving BackKeep in mind that most businesses require proof of military service, which can include a VA Universal Access Card, Military I.D., DD-214 (Discharge Papers), Veterans Service Organization Card (VSO’s include groups like the VFW, DAV, AmVets, MOAA, FRA, and the American Legion), or in some cases businesses will accept a picture of the veteran in uniform.Note: Not all franchise locations participate in their national chain’s Veterans Day programs — be sure contact your nearest establishment to make sure they are participating.Make sure to visit the Discounts Center for more discounts and articles. And sign up for the Military Deals and Discounts Newsletter to get even more discounts and information in your inbox on how Military Families can save big.2015 Veterans Day Restaurant Offerings:Applebee’s — Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal from a limited menu, on November 11.*NEW* Arooga’s — Veterans and active duty military get a free meal from a fixed menu on November 11.Bar Louie – On November 10 and 11, veterans and active military personnel get a free meal up to a $12 value.Bob Evans — Veterans and active military personnel receive a free breakfast from a select menu on November 11.Bonanza Steakhouses — Active duty and retired military get a free buffet on November 11, 4 pm to close.California Pizza Kitchen – Veterans and active military receive a complimentary entrée from a special menu on November 11.Cattlemens — Active, inactive, and retired military personnel get a free Small Sirloin Steak Dinner on November 11.Cheeseburger in Paradise — Active and retired military personnel receive a complimentary burger with fries on November 11.Chili’s — Veterans and active military service members get a free entrée from a limited menu on November 11.*NEW* Cracker Barrel — Veterans get a complimentary Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert during lunch and dinner onNovember 11.Denny’s — Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam on November 11, from 5 a.m. to noon at participating locations.*NEW* Figaro’s Pizza — Veterans and active duty service members get a complimentary medium 1-topping pizza on November 11.Firebirds Wood Fired Grill — Active duty military and veterans get a free lunch or dinner entrée on November 11.Friendly’s — Friendly’s is treating veterans and active military to a free breakfast, lunch or dinner from a limited menu on Veterans Day,November 11.Golden Corral — Golden Corral Restaurants’ Military Appreciation Night free dinner will be available on November 11, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves are all welcome.*NEW* Gordon Biersch — Veterans and active military personnel receive a free appetizer on November 11.Hooters — Veterans and active duty military get a free meal from a select menu at participating locations on November 11.IHOP— On November 11, participating IHOP Restaurants offer veterans and active duty military free Red, White and Blue pancakes from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.*NEW* IKEA — Veterans get a free entrée from November 8 through 11.*NEW* Johnny Carino’s — Veterans and active duty military get a free meal with their choice of unlimited soup or salad from a Veterans Day Menu on November 11.Krystal — Active and retired military receive a free Krystal Chicken or Sausage Biscuit from 6 AM to 11:00 AM on November 11.Little Caesars — Veterans and active military members receive a free $5 Lunch Combo from 11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. on November 11.*NEW* Logan’s Roadhouse — In addition to the 10% military discount offered every day, military and former military guests will also receive a free dessert on November 11.McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants — On November 8, participating McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants will offer a complimentary entree to veterans from a special menu.Max & Erma’s – On November 11, participating Max & Erma’s locations are offering veterans and active military personnel a free Best Cheeseburger in America Combo meal.Menchie’s —  All active and retired military personnel will receive a free 6 oz. frozen yogurt on November 11.Mission BBQ — Veterans and active duty military get a free sandwich and a slice of cake on November 11.O’Charley’s – Veterans and active duty service members get a free $9.99 meal on November 9, as well as free pie on November 11.*NEW* Olive Garden – On November 11, all veterans and current service members get a free meal from a limited menu. Family members dining with them enjoy 10% off of their meals.On the Border — Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free meal from the “Create Your Own Combo menu” on November  11.Orange Leaf — Veterans and active duty military get a free cup of froyo on November 11.Outback Steakhouse – All active and former service members receive a free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage on November 11. Outback is also offering active and former service members 15% off their meals Nov. 12 through Dec. 31.*NEW* Pizza Schmizza — Veterans and active duty service members get a free slice of pizza on November 11, between 1 and 4 p.m.Ponderosa Steakhouse — Active duty and retired military get a free buffet on November 11, 4 pm to close.Red Hot & Blue — Veterans receive a free entrée with the purchase of a second entrée on November 9, 10 and 11. Coupon required.*NEW* Red Lobster — Veterans, reserve and active-duty military personnel receive a free appetizer or dessert from a limited menu from November 9 through November 12.*NEW* Red Robin – Veterans and active duty military get a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries on November 11.Rock and Brews — Veterans and active military personnel receive a complimentary pulled pork sandwich with a side choice throughout the day on November 11.Ruby Tuesday — Veterans, active duty and reserve service members get a free appetizer on November 11.Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill — Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill is offering the choice between complimentary hummus served with grilled herb flatbread or garlic cheese bread on November 11.Shoney’s — Shoney’s will offer a free All-American Burger to veterans and active duty service members on November 11.Sizzler — Sizzler offers active duty and veteran military members a free lunch and beverage from a limited menu on November 11 until 4 p.m.Spaghetti Warehouse — From November 9 through November 11buy one entrée and get the second entrée free. Coupon required.Sticky Fingers — Veterans, active, inactive or retired servicemen and servicewomen get a free entrée up to a $12.99 value on November 11. In addition to the free meal, veterans who dine-in get a coupon valued at $10 to be used on their next visit.Texas Roadhouse — Texas Roadhouse locations nationwide will offer veterans a free lunch on November 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Offer is good for active duty, retired or former U.S. military.TGIFridays — Veterans and active duty military get a free lunch from a select menu on November 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.Uno Pizzeria & Grill – Veterans and active military get a free entrée or individual pizza with an entrée or pizza purchase of equal or greater value on November 11.Village Inn — Veterans and active military personnel receive a free breakfast on November 11 from a select menu at participating locations. Village Inn is also providing a “Thank you For Your Service Card valid for 20% off on the next visit.Wienerschnitzel — Veterans and active duty military receive a free Chili Dog and a small Pepsi on November 11.World of Beer – All veterans and current service members receive a free select draught beer on November 11.IS IT TRUE we want to remind to to vote in todays CCO “READERS POLL? …todays question is; “Do feel that EPD Public Information Officer Jason Cullum should be allowed to censor the CCO from getting Daily Activities police reports”? FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Interest and innovation

first_imgThere were sparkles to make cupcakes shimmer, hand-raised pork pie demos for purists, ovens with small footprints and big clear programming panels, plus a Smart car for smart buyers of a smart new dough processing line. And the latest craze? Let’s hear it for whoopie cakes! Yes, BIE had plenty to interest and entertain, so in the following pages we start to look at some of the new launches and speak to the people behind them. Ireks brings corn bread to UK bakers Ireks launched a different-looking corn bread mix, pale yellow in colour. “It’s difficult to promote to bakers, because they don’t know about it,” said Ireks’ Maurice van Tongeren, “but it is becoming very popular on the Continent. “For this reason the mix comes with a full point-of-sale kit and sampling recommendations. It is an alternative to wheat, pale yellow in colour and very nutritious. It contains magnesium, iron, calcium and zinc. It has a small amount of spice and is coated with sunflower seeds,” said van Tongeren.With a 12.5kg mix, bakers receive 50 bread bags, with printed information, so that consumers can learn about the corn bread, making it a talking point. They also receive mobiles, shelf wobblers, window stripes plus advice on how to display the corn bread. Included in the pack is a ’Try Me’ card, talking about its health properties and enticing custo-mers to ’Try the pure gold loaf with sunflower seeds’.Van Tongeren added: “It also comes with 10kg of corn pieces that are an optional choice.”The bread itself is moist, with a good crust, not chewy but soft, providing a good eating sensation.Ireks also showed its mini macaroon mix, which catches the craze for mini strawberry, chocolate and pistachio-coloured macaroons. These were going down very well with visiting bakers and were not too sweet. Ireks’ new Artisan Roll concentrate can make three different products: hard, medium or soft crust, providing consumers with a choice. Unifine adds whoopie pies to selection Unifine unveiled a whole host of new products on its stand at BIE as it focused on the themes of glamour and innovation. Being demonstrated at the show were a range of different ingredients, including gold and silver sauces, gels, sugar inclusions and sprinkles. In line with its theme of innovation, Unifine has developed a new slant on a cupcake, whereby the paper case has been replaced with a chocolate cup. There were several other new products on display, including a range of macaroon products from Odense for example Souffle Macaroons and Macaroon Meringue Roche, which have been developed by Unifine’s chef patissier Graham Dunton. The firm was also promoting a new Florentine recipe, featuring ingredients such as cranberries and sesame seeds, and launched its own version of the popular new American bakery craze, whoopie cakes, which are comprised of two moist cakes sandwiched with a filling of flavoured mousse cream and then decorated (below). LOYALTY FACTOR Costa Coffee has more than doubled its number of outlets to over 1,000 since 2007, and Malcolm Heslop, general manager for travel outlets, told visitors how customer service and transaction times are key to growing a business.”Of all the reasons that we can lose a customer, research shows us that 70% is down to the service that people receive if they don’t feel valued by the person serving them, they don’t have a reason to be loyal.”So what do we do about it? Anyone who works for Costa will start to recognise that, to get people coming back, it’s about three things for us: a great cup of coffee; speed of service; and the right kind of behaviour a smile.”There are three key touch points. Firstly, you have to get across a genuine greeting. Next, if there’s a new breakfast pastry, do team members know about it, what it tastes like, and have they got the ability to sell it? Are they selling-up (drink size), and are they selling-on (an incremental product)?”Speed is key. People want to grab-and-go. We’ve timed it: One person would be able to serve 37 drinks an hour in conjuction with the transaction and serving food. Put an extra person on and it more than doubles. One example is six orders took 20 minutes with one person; with two people, it was down to eight minutes. It might seem like you’re saving labour, but it’s a false economy. Get the right number of people on to maximise the opportunity.” Tom Chandley takes control Tom Chandley’s Eric and (pictured) Martin Dyson demonstrated a new controller panel for the firm’s rack, deck and convection ovens. Describing the new panel, Eric said: “It’s very visual, even from a distance. By glancing at it, you can see the position the bake is in. “Red means the oven is getting to temperature, green means it is ready to go, when products are baking it turns to yellow. It is easy to programme and programmes can be stored.” But Eric emphasises that it also saves money: “It turns the ovens off if not used for a predetermined time, say 20 minutes, but as it is solidly built, it will hold temperatures.”It can save supermarkets over 45% of their running costs, because the controller looks for power from idling decks.” On the ovens front, the Bakefresh oven, manufactured by Tom Chandley, takes par-baked rolls: frozen, ambient or chilled. Eric showed how the operator deposits a box or container full of part-baked products into a hopper, then a belt takes them on to a lifting mechanism, which goes into the oven.”After baking, the rolls fall into a display box fully baked and are ready to sell. When product levels drop below the sensor, it automatically calls for more products,” said Eric. “This keeps up the smell of warm bread, while helping to control production and avoid wastage.” Mono unveils energy-saving ovens Bakery equipment manufacturer and supplier Mono had a number of new machines on display at BIE. Following two years of development work, the firm has launched its BX Eco-touch range of convection ovens. Technical and sales manager Chris Huish told British Baker that an oven costs the most to run at between zero to 100C. He said that keeping these new ovens in sleep mode at a set temperature, reduces energy consumption by up to 66%.The ovens have an auto shutdown function which prevents them using power when left on by mistake. It is USB-programmable and features overlapped, foil-fronted solid slab insulation for more efficient heat retention. The ovens are available in two-tray, four- to five-tray and 10-tray formats.The ovens all have LED oven chamber bulbs which use 88% less electricity and last up to 25,000 hours. Other new features include a favourites menu, a multi-bake facility, allowing four separate bake cycles to run simultaneously, and a seven-day timer to provide automatic control.Mono’s other big launch was a table-top confectionery depositor. It has a travelling hopper system, which removes the need for a conveyor belt. “Instead of the tray moving, the hopper moves,” explained Huish. This enables trays to be loaded and unloaded in the most ergonomically efficient way directly from the front of the machine. It can be used for a whole range of products, including eclairs, cupcakes, profiteroles, meringues, Genoese, Swiss rolls, biscuits and cookies. The depositor requires less than 1m2 to operate and is available in two sizes 400mm x 600mm and 500mm x 762mm. The machine is pre-programmed with 14 different languages and can store up to 96 programmes for quick product recall. birds’ eye view Retail and sales manager of Birds of Derby Mike Holling gave a talk in The Theatre on ’Marketing Opportunities with Craft Bakers’ Week 2010’, as well as general tips for running a successful business. He spoke of the importance of investing in product display to ensure they catch your customers’ eyes. He said bakers need to ask themselves a number of questions, such as: are the bakery counters merchandised correctly? Is the external appearance of the shop in good order? And is the shop fully stocked? Holling emphasised the need to make sure that point-of-sale material is up to date, ensuring your staff have good product knowledge and reminding them that “they hold the reputation of the company in their hands”.Speaking in his role as chairman of the National Association of Master Bakers (NAMB), Holling said: “We’ve had lots of interest so far, and some encouraging leads. It’s not just about new members, but also about meeting with existing ones and seeing what else they need from us.” He also said there had been a lot of interest in National Craft Bakers’ Week, which the NAMB was promoting on its stand, with aprons, featuring the logo, available to buy. KernPack goes with the flow KernPack unveiled its latest flow-wrapping solution at the Baking Industry Exhibition. The new high speed flow-wrapper Tecnopack FP110 can produce up to 1,000 packs a minute. It is being targeted at the confectio-nery and biscuit industry, said national sales manager, Tony Bradley, and is designed to go into the larger industrial bakeries. The firm, which invited visitors to pre-register for the chance to have a VIP preview of the new equipment, was also promoting the new Tecnopack FP015-Evo, an entry-level flow-wrapper aimed at smaller bakery operations. Bradley said it would suit businesses making the move from manual wrapping to an automated system. RedBlack’s rental offer RedBlack Software launched a new pay-as-you-go version of its CyBake business management software for bakers, called CyBake Core. Aimed at smaller bakery operations, the software is available for £125 a month on a rental contract basis.The core functions of the new software include sales order processing, recipe costing and credit control.”If a smaller baker expands or needs some of CyBake’s more advanced functions, then CyBake Core can be upgraded to their requirements by our technicians,” explained MD Jane Tyler.CyBake Core comes with a single-user contract, and the package including set-up and training, costs £3,500 or £125 a month for a three-year contract. Decorative sparkles Magic Sparkles cake decorations caught many people’s attention. The sparkles come in a huge choice of colours and different size fragments and are completely edible and cuttable. As the name suggests, they are designed to add glitter and glamour to cupcakes, celebration cakes and all types of toppings. Acting on impulse Eurowire Containers launched a point-of-display unit for bakers to show their fresh items in front of the till, alongside snacking products, to improve impulse purchasing. “We can do it to any specification that the customer wants and to any colour to blend in. We can also do dump bins and shelving systems,” said the firm’s Baz Maan. The firm handles 7,000 products, from dishwashers to clothing, linen, storage containers, cutlery everything for day-to-day use in a bakery or café. Dawn shows off product variety Dawn Foods displayed its new frozen ready-to-finish cupcake bases on its stand at Food & Drink Expo co-located with BIE. National account manager Andy Anderson said it was the first showing of this product at an exhibition and it attracted a lot of interest. Two options are available double chocolate in a brown paper case or plain sponge in a gold paper case. Dawn suggests finishing them with its range of frostings, available in vanilla, chocolate, lemon, strawberry, and a new flavour coffee. The firm also introduced a new range of standard tulip muffins at the show. Varieties included very berry with a raspberry filling, chocolate chip, double chocolate, skinny apricot and raspberry, lemon with lemon filling, blueberry, and apricot with apricot filling.Other recent product portfolio additions on the stand included its new range of ’add water only’ flavoured cake mixes, available in lemon, coffee, strawberry and toffee varieties.l Dawn also demonstrated its latest products at Bakery Live (pictured). Hierman Eikemper demonstrated the company’s donut mixes several times a day. Benier displays smart style Benier’s Flexismart oven contains two small rack ovens on top of a deck oven, with a prover below. MD David Marsh told British Baker: “It has been very well received by point-of-sale bakers, because of its versatility in a small footprint. Sveba Dahlen has designed the unit, so you can bake and sell in the same space or have it at the back of the shop.”The ovens feature high-grade insulation and can bake from scratch, giving an even bake, or they can be used for bake-off.”There are 18 racks in total six each in the rack ovens and six on the deck.Marsh added: “The 400×600 deck oven is a full stone-soled bread oven. Together with the under-prover I believe the combination is completely unique.” Elgar Foods gets its fill Elgar Foods, which specialises in making pie, cake, muffin and doughnut fillings plus cheesecake toppings, introduced nut-based mincemeats and fruit fillings. The firm numbers Brakes, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Greggs among its customers. Elgar’s Adam Day said: “Our high-quality fillings are cold-processed, using complex starch systems allowing the fruits to keep their natural goodness, colour and flavour.”New products include apricot filling, kitchen-style apple and rhubarb, plus minty raspberry and zingy strawberry.last_img read more

Nationwide qualifying leaderboard, live now

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Watch Chris Robinson and Neal Casal Perform New Songs In Asheville Radio Studio

first_imgYesterday, Chris Robinson and bandmate Neal Casal stopped by Asheville, NC’s ROCK 105.1 ahead of Chris Robinson Brotherhood‘s show at The Orange Peel later that evening. The duo performed a pair of 2016 CRB songs, including “California Hymn” off Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel (released July 29th) and “Roane County Banjo”, from their most recent studio album If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home By Now in stores now.You can watch video of both songs below courtesy of ROCK 105.1:“California Hymn”:“Roane County Banjo”:Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s new album If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home By Now released last Friday. The band continues their tour tonight at the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, VA. For a full list of upcoming dates, head to the band’s website.last_img read more