first_imgHovis hopes to persuade more people to have toast for breakfast, by reminding them of the health benefits of Hovis Wholemeal.Its new £2m campaign will communicate healthy and filling breakfast ideas, with new brand ambassador, Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton, fronting the promotion.Hovis marketing director Jon Goldstone said: “People asso-ciate a healthy and filling breakfast with cereals and we want to remind them that wholemeal bread can be just as good for you. Hovis Wholemeal toast, with a healthy topping, is a great alternative to cereal. It is low in both fat and sugar and high in fibre, which helps you feel fuller for longer to help ’power you through to lunch’.”During April, press advertisements and advertorials will communicate the ’Powers me through to lunch’ message, along with a 25p coupon to drive purchase. The campaign will run on wholemeal packaging and will be supported by sampling and PoS.last_img read more

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Jackie Walorski praises the government response to COVID-19 By Tommie Lee – March 17, 2020 1 288 Google+ President Donald Trump departs after speaking during a news conference about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden at the White House, Friday, March 13, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) 2nd District Representative Jackie Walorski says the government is doing everything they can to combat the spread of the coronavirus.Hear her conversation with Michiana’s Morning News by clicking here. Pinterest Previous articleThe ups and downs of the coronavirus stock market, made personalNext articleBerrien County Health Department altering their service Tommie Lee Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Facebook CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitterlast_img read more

first_img (Photo supplied/ABC 57) Below is the full release from the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit:St. Joseph County –The deceased victim from the April 3, 2021, St. Joseph County MetroHomicide Unit (CMHU) shooting investigation at Donald and Webster Streets has beenidentified as David A. Austin, 31 years old.This remains an active and on-going CMHU investigation. Anyone with any furtherinformation regarding this investigation is asked to contact CMHU at 574-235-5009 orCrime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP.Original CMHU Press Release, 4.4.2021: On April 3, 2021 at approximately 8:51 p.m.officers of the South Bend Police Department responded to the intersection of Donaldand Webster Streets in South Bend, IN regarding a shooting. Officers discovered amale who had suffered apparent gunshot wound[s]. Officers were unable toresuscitate the victim and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.A representative of the St. Joseph County Coroner Office was contacted and perprotocol, the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit [C.M.H.U.] was activated and iscurrently handling the investigation. C.M.H.U. investigators are withholding theidentity of the deceased until family notification can be made.All parties involved in the incident have been interviewed. No suspects are beingsought by Metro Homicide at this time and no arrests have been made. The incidentappears to be isolated with no additional threat to the public. The investigation isactive and on-going, and further information will be released when appropriate.An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday morning, April 5th in Kalamazoo, MI.Once the autopsy is completed, results of the autopsy will be shared with the media.This is an active and on-going investigation. If anyone has information, they areencouraged to please contact County Metro Homicide at 235-5009 or Crime Stoppersat 288-STOP. Google+ Twitter Facebook Facebook Previous articleSilver Alert issued for South Bend WomanNext article$100,000 added to Delphi murders reward Carl Stutsman By Carl Stutsman – April 5, 2021 0 463 Twitter South Bend shooting victim identified Pinterest Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Marketlast_img read more

first_imgCosta Coffee owner Whitbread has announced that it has acquired 49% of London-based food-to-go chain Healthy Retail Ltd, which trades as Pure, for £6.8m.Whitbread has joined the UK food-to-go sector with the acquisition of 49% of Pure for £6.8m. Pure will continue to be run by its existing management team, and Whitbread has the option to buy the remaining 51% within five years.Pure has eight shops in London, but there are plans for further developments.Alison Brittain, chief executive of Whitbread, said: “I am very impressed by Pure, which appeals to health-conscious busy people, offering a choice of natural fresh food. As the UK’s largest hospitality company, it’s vital that Whitbread has its finger on the pulse of consumer trends and that we innovate with new formats and concepts.“I see considerable opportunities to grow the brand, and by taking a stake in Pure we fast become part of a business that specialises in the exciting growth market for natural, healthy takeaway food and drink.”Spencer Craig, founder and managing director of Pure, said: “We’re growing fast and have plans to open more shops over the next three years. With Whitbread’s backing and support we are looking forward to sharing our food with many more people and injecting further pace into building the Pure brand and expanding our network of shops.”Last month Whitbread reported that UK retail sales at Costa were up 15.7% in the year ending 3 March.last_img read more

first_imgOn Saturday night, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros completed their early-2019 tour with a performance at North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston, SC. Even at the tail end of their tour, the Grateful Dead guitarist and his Wolf brethren continued to add new songs to their ever-growing repertoire.The performance began with a rousing rendition of “Bertha” followed by Bob Weir/Rob Wasserman collab “The Winners” and Marty Robbins‘ “El Paso”. Next up came the biggest surprise of the evening, an extended cover of Bob Dylan‘s “Desolation Row”. While Bob Weir and Wolf Bros frequently incorporate Dylan tunes into their setlists, this performance marked their first-ever attempt at “Desolation Row”. This also marked Weir’s first live performance of the song since he played it with RatDog more than five years ago at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY on 3/4/14.The set continued with Blue Mountain solo track “Lay My Lily Down” before rounding out with a trio of Grateful Dead favorites in “Passenger”, “Wharf Rat”, and “Deal”.Weir, Jay Lane, and Don Was returned to the stage for their second set with a Weir/John Barlow classic, “The Music Never Stopped”. As they’ve made a habit of doing in recent performances, Weir and company steered the song into “Easy Answers” before returning to “The Music Never Stopped” territory for a brief reprise. Next, Weir’s go-to pairing of “Lost Sailor” and “Saint of Circumstance” kicked off a seamlessly segued segment that would last the remainder of the set, moving through “He’s Gone”, “The Other One”, and “Days Between” before finishing strong with “China Cat Sunflower” > “I Know You Rider”. Finally, to round out the show (and the tour), Weir, Lane, and Was returned for their encore with the Wolf Bros debut of the Dead’s In The Dark (1987) cut, “Black Muddy River”.You can listen to a full audience audio recording of the show below:Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – 3/30/19 – Full Audio[Taped by Chris Davis, George and Morgan]Next up for Bob Weir and Wolf Bros is a performance at the inaugural BeachLife Festival on May 3rd. From there, Weir will link back up with Dead & Company for the Grateful Dead spinoff’s highly anticipated 2019 summer tour. For a full list of Weir’s various upcoming dates, head here.Setlist: Bob Weir and Wolf Bros | North Charleston Performing Arts Center | North Charleston, SC | 3/30/19Set One: Bertha, The Winners, El Paso, Desolation Row, Lay My Lily Down, Passenger > Wharf Rat > DealSet Two: The Music Never Stopped > Easy Answers > The Music Never Stopped (Reprise), Lost Sailor > Saint of Circumstance > He’s Gone > The Other One > Days Between > China Cat Sunflower > I Know You RiderEncore: Black Muddy Riverlast_img read more

first_imgEditor’s Note: A version of this story appeared Aug. 10 on ndsmcobserver.com A former Notre Dame student from Michigan was charged with open murder Aug. 9, less than 24 hours before a search team recovered the body of his missing father, police said. Patrick Mikes Jr., 21, pleaded not guilty to the charge Aug. 9 through his attorney at his arraignment at the 52-4 District Court in Troy, Mich., according to court records. Mikes Jr. would have begun classes as a senior this week. University spokesman Dennis Brown said Mikes Jr. is no longer enrolled at Notre Dame as of Aug. 2. Brown did not comment specifically on this case, but he said the administration reserves the right to immediately suspend any student charged with a felony. Mikes Jr. and his younger brother reported their father missing July 29, according to a press release from the Troy Police Department. The brothers told police they had last seen their father the morning of July 27 as he left for a bike ride. As police began to investigate the disappearance, they found evidence of a violent encounter in the family’s basement and named Mikes Jr. as a suspect in the case. Capt. Robert Redmond of the Troy Police Department said DNA recovered from the basement prompted his officers to arrest Mikes Jr. in what had at that point turned into a murder investigation. Based on that evidence, police arrested Mikes Jr. on Aug. 8 for his father’s murder. An “open murder” charge allows the trial jury to decide whether the crime is first- or second-degree murder. “You have to go through a huge burden of evidence to show a murder charge when you don’t have a body,” Redmond said. “We met that burden. … So finding the body wasn’t necessary for the trial or [a possible conviction], but we continued looking for the body obviously because it was the right thing to do.” Redmond said Tuesday he still does not know of a motive in the case. In an earlier press release on the investigation, he stressed Mikes Jr.’s younger brother is not a suspect in the case and is cooperating with police in the investigation. Redmond said the nearly two-week search for a body ended Aug. 8. A search team recovered Mikes Sr.’s remains, as well as his bike, from a cornfield in Oakland County. Autopsy results determined the cause of death to be blunt force trauma to the head, Redmond said. Mikes Jr. is scheduled to appear in court again to address the murder charge Monday. He is current being held at the Oakland County Jail without bond. Mikes Jr. was also charged Aug. 1 with three felony counts of illegal use of a financial transaction device, meaning he illegally used a credit card that did not belong to him. Media reports from the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press stated Mikes Jr. used his brother’s credit card without his knowledge Aug. 26, the day before he reported his father missing. Police have not indicated that any connection between those fraud charges and the most recent charge for open murder. Brown said Mikes Sr., was a 1979 Notre Dame graduate. “The University’s thoughts and prayers are with the Mikes family in this difficult time,” Brown said.last_img read more

first_imgImage by the Chautauqua County Humane SocietyJAMESTOWN – In an effort to help animals find their forever home, WNYNewsNow is partnering with the Chautauqua County Humane Society to showcase animals’ part of our pet of the week segment.Smokey is a fun-loving cat that enjoys pretty much everything, including but definitely not limited to, food, treats, a comfy bed and especially lots of attention.To learn more about our pet of the week, contact the Chautauqua County Humane Society at (716) 665-2209 or visit chqhumane.org.The Chautauqua County Humane Society is also kicking off the Holiday season with the Season of Hope adoption event at their store in the Chautauqua Mall this weekend. The event, brought to you by Happy Hounds Hotel and Day Spa, will run on Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. with a variety of dogs and cats available for adoption.There will also be Chautauqua County Humane Society T-shirts and pet goods available for purchase.All CDC guidelines will be strictly enforced and masks will be required for entry. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgHoliday spending excesses lead many people to resolve to handle money differently in the coming year. All too often, budgeting resolutions fall by the wayside before Groundhog Day. When curbing excess spending sounds like a painful exercise in self-denial, is it any wonder so many people fail to keep budgeting resolutions? If you are like most Georgians, chances are you never learned about money management in school. Most people admit to being graduates of the sink or swim school of money management. Many come very close to drowning before ever learning to swim.If you want to fail, focus on what you have to give up. If you want to succeed, focus on the prize–the benefit you will get from having money for important goals such as paying for a college education, getting out of debt, buying a first home, and saving for retirement. Here are a few tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to help you manage your money better in the coming year.1. Know where your money goes. Find out how much money comes in and exactly how you spend it. For a month or two, record every purchase you make. At the end of the month, divide your spending into no more than a dozen categories. Target eyebrow-raising surprises for spending cuts. Once you know where your money goes, it is often obvious where to cut back. Pay particular attention to the little things you spend money on every day as the cost can really add up. 2. Set realistic and specific goals. A specific goal includes the cost of the goal and the date you plan to reach it. An example would be saving $600 for holiday gifts by next December. The goal is realistic if you can afford to set $50 aside each month. If you cannot, adjust the goal or increase your income. 3. Develop a spending plan to meet your goals. Besides goals, your spending plan needs to include fixed, variable and occasional expenses. Fixed expenses are the same every month. Variable expenses go up or down each month. Occasional expenses are due less often than every month. Some occasional expenses, like birthdays and annual insurance premiums, you know about. Others, like medical bills, arise unexpectedly. 4. Pay yourself first. Saving whatever is left usually means not saving at all. Instead, put the money you need to save for goals and occasional expenses in your savings account first. Better yet, arrange for an automatic deposit or payroll deduction into your savings account. When you get a raise, place half the raise amount into a savings account or a company savings plan.5. Eliminate debt. Pay attention to how much you pay in monthly finance charges on credit card debt. Instead of paying interest each month, you could be earning it on your savings. It is much better to be on the lending side of that transaction than on the borrowing side. If you did not have to make debt payments each month, that money could be put in savings.6. Focus on one thing at a time. When making changes, it is easy to go too far, too fast. Commit to making one or two changes at a time. Stick with them until the change becomes second nature. Following these simple suggestions can help you better manage your money. Some changes will pay off more rapidly than others. The sooner you start, the more you stand to gain.last_img read more

first_imgAnother Questionable Grid-Rebuild Contract in Puerto Rico FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Intercept:National Outrage has led to the cancellation of a suspicious $300 million contract doled out to a tiny Montana company that was oddly tasked with rebuilding large parts of Puerto Rico’s electric grid. A separate $200 million contract has faced little scrutiny, but may ultimately be even more scandalous for what it says about the effort to rebuild the island in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.The deal was inked with a company called Cobra Acquisitions LLC, which didn’t even exist until this year. It’s a subsidiary of an Oklahoma-based fossil fuel company, suggesting that neither the Puerto Rican Electric Power Authority nor the federal government has much interest in seizing the opportunity presented by the storm to rebuild Puerto Rico in a sustainable way that relies on renewable energy rather than imported oil.Unlike the Whitefish contract, the Cobra deal with PREPA involved heavy input from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which — according to a recent conference call convened by Mammoth Energy Services — was “in the room” and there “every step of the way” as it was being meted out so as to be in line with the agency’s reimbursement requirements. (Neither FEMA nor PREPA representatives have responded to The Intercept’s multiple requests for comment.)“We expect this to be a credit to our corporate margin,” an unidentified Mammoth executive (likely Chief Financial Officer Mark Layton) said on the conference call. “Quite honestly, we wouldn’t have entered this contract if we didn’t think we’d get paid.”“The Cobra contract is less flashy and less obviously crazy,” Cathy Kunkel, an energy analyst at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, told The Intercept. “But together with [the Whitefish contract] shows the nexus of PREPA with oil and gas interests — the kind of companies that are go-to companies for PREPA.”Mammoth, Cobra’s parent firm, is primarily an oilfield services company, with several smaller subsidiaries selling a range of support offerings to fracking and other fossil fuel extraction operations. HBC Investments, one of Whitefish’s major financiers, owns several fossil fuel holdings. PREPA itself, like most island energy systems, is also inordinately dependent on imported oil, generating 47.4 percent of its power from that source alone.PREPA is currently $9 billion in debt and gives more than $1 billion a year to off-island oil and gas companies. Yet even as the utility’s leadership has acknowledged that its fiscal sustainability relies on a transition away from oil, its plan has been to transition not to distributed renewables — which are more resilient to storms — but to centralized natural gas. In 2010, Puerto Rico’s legislature set out a plan to get a full 12 percent of energy from renewables by 2015. As of 2015, just 3.3 percent of its power was derived from clean energy. Nearly a third of the island’s generating capacity, meanwhile, came from natural gas, and PREPA’s plan for 2035 includes the construction of a $400 million liquid natural gas import terminal. Currently, all signs point to PREPA rebuilding its energy system back to the pre-storm status quo — or worse.Alongside FEMA, Mammoth negotiated a $15 million payment from PREPA upfront and will be paid biweekly. The initial contract is for 120 days of work, though Mammoth stated repeatedly on the conference call that they expect that to be extended. “We hope,” Straehla said, “this leads to additional work in rebuilding the infrastructure after the emergency situation.”According to a presentation about its PREPA contract, Cobra-employed workers will in the short-term be tasked with providing a “comprehensive damage assessment of existing electrical grid”, “engineering services to aid in the design of a new electric utility grid to PREPA specifications,” “construction services to rebuild the electric grid,” as well as housing, food, and water for all of its employees and contractors so as not to create “an additional strain on the local population.”The stated expertise and experience may be a bit misleading. By phone, Wilson clarified to The Intercept that it was four top managers of Cobra that together hold an average of 25 years of experience in the utility sector, though he was unable to provide more information as to those executives’ names, which companies or utilities they had worked for, or the specific nature of their utility experience. While he and executives on the call said Cobra had been involved in grid restoration work following hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the company currently has no ongoing storm-related contracts outside of Puerto Rico. Wilson and executives on the call also each emphasized that Cobra has a history of working with private, investor-owned utilities (Cobra’s “main customers,” according to Straehla), but provided no details as to which IOUs Cobra has worked with.Beyond the specifics of either the Whitefish or Cobra Acquisitions contract is a larger one about why PREPA entered into any agreements at all with private contractors post-Maria. The standard procedure for near-term disaster response is for utilities to enter into mutual aid agreements with their counterparts in other states, facilitated by the American Public Power Association. Puerto Rico is entitled to these type of agreements, and — with the Whitefish contract severed — will now begin receiving such aid from utilities in Florida and New York.In all likelihood, Cobra Acquisitions’ management probably has more experience getting utilities back online than their counterparts at Whitefish Energy. The issues surrounding its contract, though, reflect broader problems plaguing PREPA: a startling lack of transparency, costly mismanagement, and an abiding fondness for the fossil fuel industry — all compounded by crippling debt and a catastrophic storm. The fiscal oversight board and others on the island see the solution to these problems as privatization. Late last week, that federally appointed body — now in charge of the island’s finances and government — cited PREPA’s pursuance of the Whitefish contract as rationale for wanting to install a Flint-style emergency manager to oversee the utility, a move many expect will pave the way for selling it off to the highest bidders.More: There’s a Shady Puerto Rico Contract You Didn’t Hear Aboutlast_img read more

first_imgOfficials are warning the public to stay vigilant after a rabid fox attacked a person in Augusta County, VA on May 10. According to a statement by health officials, a person in the area of Hildebrand Church Road, off of Rt. 254 west of Crimora, was attacked by an unprovoked fox and bitten around 10 times. The fox was subsequently killed and tested positive for rabies.  Photo from Getty Images A new hiking program aims to educate and inspire citizens about the trails and vistas of Haywood County. The Haywood Hiking Trails Program offers free guided hikes ranging in difficulty from easy to moderate. Hikes are open to people of all ability levels.  Looking for an excuse to let your yard go wild while helping bees, too? Participate in “No Mow May,” a campaign to support bees that asks the public to wait until June to mow their lawns. Research has shown that not mowing in May results in more flowers and nectar all summer long, which helps struggling pollinators survive. (It’s not too late to participate—stop mowing your lawn today!) New hiking program in Haywood County, NC starts in June Three hikes will be offered each month beginning in June. Due to the pandemic, hikes will be limited to 10 people. To learn more about the program schedule, or to register for a hike, call Haywood County Recreation and Parks at 828-452-6789 or email [email protected] center_img The health department says that anyone in the community that may have come into contact with the saliva of a fox around the same place and time of the attack may have been exposed to rabies. For more information, or if you have concerns about possible exposure, call the Central Shenandoah Health District at 540-332-7830 or visit vdh.virginia.gov/environmental-epidemiology/rabies-control/.  Want to help save the bees? Participate in “No Mow May” Person attacked by rabid fox in Augusta County, VA The UK study found that 80% of lawns supported the equivalent of around 400 bees a day from the nectar sugar produced by flowers like dandelion, white clover, and selfheal. Twenty percent of lawns, dubbed “superlawns” were found to support as many as 4,000 bees a day. The most productive lawns were cut just once a month, allowing ‘short-grass’ plants like daisy and white clover a chance to flower.last_img read more