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Barbers reveals its smart new branch in Newport

first_imgBarbers in Shropshire has completed a fourth project with Mid West Displays – who managed the branch refurbishment, including space planning, interior design, furnishing and the design and manufacture of internal displays.Mid West Displays previously completed projects at Barbers branches in Wellington Telford, Whitchurch and Market Drayton.The use of a uniform palette and common interior features strengthens the corporate look and feel across Barbers’ branch network, but Mid West Displays design team also celebrated the quirky individualism of the branch, located in a stunning double fronted Georgian building in the market town.Two specially manufactured LED lightboxes take pride of place and incorporate stunning images of historic Newport – a great talking point and a reminder of Barbers’ long heritage at the heart of communities across the Shire.Barbers LED lightboxes Mid West Displays Newport December 16, 2019Jenny van BredaWhat’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 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Barbers reveals its smart new branch in Newport previous nextAgencies & PeopleBarbers reveals its smart new branch in NewportThe Negotiator16th December 20190172 Viewslast_img read more

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The Queen visits HMS Sutherland on ship’s 20th birthday

first_img View post tag: Type 23 View post tag: HMS Sutherland Back to overview,Home naval-today Queen Elizabeth visits HMS Sutherland on ship’s 20th birthday October 24, 2017 Authorities Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: the Queen Queen Elizabeth visits HMS Sutherland on ship’s 20th birthday View post tag: Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth visited Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland in London on October 23 to mark the frigate’s 20th birthday.The Queen was welcomed on board the Devonport-based frigate by the ship’s commanding officer, Commander Andrew Canale, and First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Philip Jones.The visit after a busy year for HMS Sutherland, which has been regularly deployed over the last 12 months as one of the Royal Navy’s high-readiness units.She has been responsible for escorting a number of Russian warships as they sail past UK territorial waters, and in June she secured the seas for the Royal Navy’s biggest warship HMS Queen Elizabeth as she embarked on her maiden sea trials.“This is a very special day for all who have served in HMS Sutherland and to our affiliates who have supported us over the past 20 years,” said Cdr Canale, who previously served as equerry to The Queen from 2012 to 2015.“Everyone who’s served on Sutherland has much to be proud of and we are honoured to be able to mark this occasion in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen.”During the royal visit members of the ship’s company and their families met the Queen and enjoyed lunch in the ship’s hangar.“Having served for over 25 years in the Royal Navy, I have many good memories of places I have visited and the people I have been lucky to meet,” said Warrant Officer Steve Nicholson, the ship’s Executive Warrant Officer.The ship’s company presented The Queen with a framed photograph of HMS Sutherland sailing alongside HMS Queen Elizabeth on her maiden sea voyage – one of the first photographs of HMS Queen Elizabeth in open sea with a Royal Navy escort ship.HMS Sutherland is alongside at Canary Wharf for a short visit to the capital this week. During that time, the ship will play a football match against the Royal Household and welcome people from local communities on board for ship’s tours.last_img read more

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Five tips for reducing bakery surplus and waste

first_imgSurplus and waste stock can be a drain on bakery businesses of all sizes in addition to being an environmental concern.The Real Bread Campaign has this week unveiled new guide ‘No Loaf Lost’ to help bakeries save money on ingredients and waste disposal, as well as reducing the environmental impact and boosting a business’s reputation for acting responsibly.Here, The Real Bread Campaign’s co-ordinator Chris Young shares five tips on how bakeries can start reducing waste and surplus.Measure and monitor“You can’t manage what you don’t measure. How much of what is leftover or wasted, where in the process does this happen and why? What daily, weekly, monthly and yearly sales and surplus patterns are there?”Plan and pledge“Consider promoting and doing more baking to order. Limiting loaf types, checking external factors like the weather forecast, road closures, what sporting events are on and looking at your sales patterns. Training staff to avoid surplus and waste-generating errors. Shrinking your display space as loaves sell, rather than baking more to fill it.”Work and communicate with staff“Build surplus and waste reduction into the culture of your business. Involve staff members in making your plan and help them to be as proud of minimising surplus as of making great loaves. Set reduction targets and consider using them in performance-related pay.”Go public“Communicate with customers what you’re doing and why. Create incentives to pre-order and urgency to buy popular, limited-run loaves early. Suggest alternatives to sold-out loaves. Make them feel good about supporting a bakery that’s busy feeding bellies, not bins.”Review, re-tweak and retrain“Check you progress at regular intervals, adjusting your plan and training accordingly.”last_img read more

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Costa Coffee appoints Jill McDonald as chief exec

first_imgFormer Marks & Spencer (M&S) clothing boss Jill McDonald is to become CEO of Costa Coffee.Chief executive Dominic Paul is to leave the business next week and will be succeeded by McDonald, who was most recently managing director of clothing and home for M&S. Before that she was CEO of Halfords Group.“I am excited to welcome Jill to the Costa family,” said Jennifer Mann, president of global ventures for The Coca-Cola Company, which acquired Costa from Whitbread last year.“Her track record, depth of international experience and excitement about joining our business makes her an ideal leader to build on the great work of Dominic and the rest of the Costa team.”McDonald also held senior roles at McDonald’s Corp from 2006 to 2015, including UK CEO and division president for North Europe. From 1990 to 2006, McDonald worked through a range of roles at British Airways, eventually becoming global head of marketing.She will begin her role at Costa on 2 December, with Paul remaining with the business as a special advisor until February 2020 to support the transition.McDonald said she had been a long-term fan of Costa.“I look forward to joining the Costa leadership team and building on the great foundation and growth potential in the business,” she added.last_img read more

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Phish Tribute Band Makes One Fan’s Dream Come True By Playing His Setlist

first_imgA Live One is known for their top notch Phish tribute performances, capturing the jam band’s music for audiences nationwide. It’s no surprise that many fans are passionate about Phish’s music, even so far as to request dream setlists filled with their favorite songs. Though Phish doesn’t particularly take requests these days, the band’s community spirit was carried on through A Live One’s recent show at Martin’s Bar in Jackson, MS.The band saw that a fan had commented on their Facebook event group with a full setlist request, so they decided to give it a go. “Occasionally we’ll post in our Facebook events and ask what people want to hear at the show that night, usually people will list one or a few of their favorite songs,” said keyboardist Zack Morgan. “Well, someone commented a full setlist (2 sets and and encore) and we decided it would be fun to just play the whole thing. So we did!”Now that is a band that’s dedicated to their fans![Photo captured by Andrew Hall]last_img read more

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Lettuce & The Motet’s Joint Capitol Theatre Show Will Be Webcast For Free On Friday

first_imgRecently, two high-profile funk acts from the scene, The Motet and Lettuce, have teamed up for a joint tour. This weekend, the joint tour will hit the iconic Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, for two nights on Friday and Saturday. Today, for fans unable to make it out for the Friday performance, The Capitol Theatre has announced that Relix will be webcasting the show in its entirety for free. The webcast will begin at 8 p.m. (EST) on Friday, March 23rd, via Relix’s YouTube channel here. You can also tune into the free stream below.last_img read more

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Phish Brings “Fluffhead” Back To Hampton, Takes “Tweezer” Deep Night Two [Photos]

first_imgLast night, Phish returned to the Hampton Coliseum for the second night of their three-night weekend run. Following up Friday night’s show, which featured rarities and a monstrous, multi-faceted “Golden Age” jam, Phish delivered a noteworthy first set last night, and dusted off multiple songs that have stayed on the shelf since last summer’s 13-night Baker’s Dozen run.Phish opened the first set with “Llama”, played in the slow funk style that the band originally unveiled in 2015, at Raleigh, NC’s Walnut Creek. Jon Fishman and Mike Gordon immediately locked in the rhythm section, with Gordon standing strong, showering the crowd with his meaty bass-bombs. Taking no time to get the party fired up, the band moved into “Fuego”, played for the first time in the first set since Phish’s summer 2016 peformance at Mansfield, MA’s Xfinity Center. “Fuego” featured some psychedlic interplay between Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell, as Trey dug deep into his dark and evil tone, a central theme of Friday night’s impressive second set.Moving away from “Fuego”, Phish landed into “Runaway Jim”, taking their time as they moved through the opening segment. Anastasio incorporated a bubbly, popcorn sounding effect, before moving into a more aggressive riff. McConnell followed on the clavinet, as Anastasio’s roaring guitar solo peaked, bringing the band to “Bug”, an interesting placement for the song in the middle of a first set. “Bug” had some legs though, as Anastasio pushed the bar once again, leaving plenty of room for Gordon to drop more hearty bombs. Fishmans signature opening beat led way to “Mound”, with Gordon leading the way on vocals.“Mound” was short and sweet, but it was nice seeing the quartet dust it off for the first time since the Baker’s Dozen. Another rarity followed, as Page led the band through “Tela”, played for only the fourth time since 2014. The band is evidently having fun delivering never before played Gamehenge tunes at Hampton, as the Coliseum saw Friday night with Phish’s “Lizards” encore. Picking up the pace, the four-piece jumped into “46 Days”, with Fishman laying down an intricate beat in the pocket. Gordon aligned himself with Fishman’s infectious groove, leaving room for Anastasio to hose down the explosive crowd with a solo that peaked multiple times. An extensive “Fluffhead” brought the first set to a close, bringing all the feels back to the same room that welcomed Phish’s illustrious return in 2009.Following set break, the band returned to open the second set with “First Tube”. With Trey jumping up and down like a kid in a candy shop, Chris Kuroda plastered the venue with his mind-boggling lighting artistry and cosmic rainbow patterns. Following “First Tube’s” peak, Trey lifted his Languedoc above his head, the tune’s signature finale. Phish dove into “Tweezer” next, with Fishman and Gordon laying down the groundwork for Anastasio to propel the jam into type II territory. Last night’s “Tweezer” took an 18-minute ride, with Anastasio utilizing the watery effect through his Leslie speaker, that he seemed to favor over the entirety of Phish’s 2018 summer tour. Last night’s “Tweez” was an exploratory journey, as McConnell matched Trey’s guitar work with some splashy grooves on his Hammond organ.“Dirt” gave the band a moment to collect themselves, before moving forward with “Backwards Down The Numberline”. “Numberline” featured some delicate guitar work from Anastasio, as McConnell followed along with some silky-smooth interplay on his grand piano. Phish pushed forward into a Gordon-driven “No Men In No Man’s Land”, quickly settling into a tenacious Anastasio guitar riff. Again, Anastasio leaned on his watery tone through his Leslie speaker, leaving room for Gordon to wow the crowd with more ground-shaking bass.Phish smoothly segued into “Cavern”, before giving “Gotta Jibboo” some late second set treatment. Anastasio and McConnell fed off of each other’s intricate licks, as Gordon and Fishman found the space to continue pushing the jam higher. Phish packed a one-two punch with “The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony” freely flowing into “Suzy Greenberg”, bringing out the former for the first time since Phish’s “double chocolate” Baker’s Dozen show. McConnell took one last opportunity to dazzle the Hampton Coliseum crowd, as he stood up, hammering away on the grand piano. Following a minute or two off stage to catch their breaths, Phish returned to encore a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Shine A Light”.  Phish has offered up some tasty treats over the last two nights in Hampton, VA, and tonight’s finale should be nothing short of the band’s “A” game.Phish returns to the Hampton Coliseum tonight for the third and final show of their highly anticipated three-night run. The band follows their Hampton run up with a two-night stand at Nashville, TN’s fan-favorite venue, Ascend Amphitheatre, a three-night stand at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL, and wrap up their fall tour with a four-night Halloween run at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.Below, you can view a gallery of photos from Saturday night’s Hampton Coliseum show via photographer Dave DeCrescente.Setlist: Phish | Hampton Coliseum | Hampton, VA | 10/20/2018Set One: Llama[1], Fuego > Runaway Jim, Bug > Mound, Tela > 46 Days, FluffheadSet Two: First Tube > Tweezer > Dirt > Backwards Down the Number Line > No Men In No Man’s Land > Cavern > Gotta Jibboo > The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy GreenbergEncore: Shine a Light[1] Performed in a slow funk stylePhish | Hampton Coliseum | Hampton, VA | 10/20/2018 | Photos: Dave DeCrescente Photo: Dave DeCrescente Photo: Dave DeCrescente Photo: Dave DeCrescente on 10/20/18center_img Photo: Dave DeCrescente Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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ADHD at Work: Tips and Trips from Dell Team Members

first_imgHighly energetic.A problem-solver.Quick-witted.Collaborative.Creative.Honest.Sound like someone you would like to have on your team?These are the valuable attributes an employee with ADHD can bring to your workplace.ADHD, or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, is a highly genetic, brain-based syndrome that affects the regulation of a particular set of brain functions and related behaviors – attention span, hyperactivity and impulsivity.  You may relate ADHD to a childhood syndrome, but since it is a neuro-behavioral condition, most children don’t outgrow it; they simply learn to accommodate in their adult life. Data shows that approximately 3.4 percent1 of the global adult population functions with some level of ADHD.So it is vital that adults with ADHD learn coping mechanisms to succeed in their personal and professional lives.  It is equally important for employers to recognize the accommodations they can take for their valuable ADHD team members.Since coping with ADHD in the workplace is not one size fits all, I spoke with a few of my fellow Dell team members to learn tips that have been effective for them, as well as some trips (those tools that did not work so well). Tips for Coping with ADHD at work: Take a breakStart each day with intent. I spend 5 or so minutes each day on self-awareness and the intent I plan to use it.  – Miranda Caenepeel, Sales Operations ManagerExercise. I find taking an hour walk early in the morning prior to starting my workday enables me to offset my hyperactivity and stay better focused!– David Ford, Senior Education Account Manager and North America Communication Lead for True Ability ERGBe honestI used to be ashamed or afraid to tell my teams, co-workers or bosses about my ADHD, but I have learned that it is crucial to make sure they are all aware so that my:Boss knows that I may not be the best to be point on a project, but that I can help in many areas.Co-Workers & Team know that they need to always follow-up on conversations and/or make sure that I follow-up so that I don’t forget.– Mike Cook, Manager Enterprise ServicesUse the technology that’s at your fingertipsUtilize resources to the upmost extent. I understand that I may forget things such as meeting times, deadlines, etc. I have made great efforts to utilize my Outlook calendar to remind me of these.– Nick Turner, Customer Experience Advisor and North America True Ability ERG LeadWrite it downWrite ideas down – Like most with ADHD I have more thoughts before 8AM than others do throughout their day. With that, I’ve learned that if I want to discuss something or have an idea, I put it on my calendar right then so that I don’t forget and I can go back to it.  – CookLimit known distractionsTry to keep your workspace clean so that little things don’t distract you (i.e. what’s that paper, did I finish that, etc.). My phone is on silent while I’m at work. I have alerts if family needs to reach me for an emergency.  – CookTurn off the chime on your phone and other notifications that you know will distract you and simply drive you crazy. A great example is Outlook – do you really need the chime and pop up every time you get a new email? Turn it off. Do you really need Facebook letting you know when another notification has surfaced? Turn it off. By reducing these distractions, you take back control of your focus and how you spend your time. You also don’t run the risk of being distracted from something more important – like a conversation with a colleague or teammate. – Jennifer Newbill, Director Global Employment BrandDon’t start down a YouTube rabbit hole!  – TurnerRealize your strengths and weaknessesI know my limitations surrounding my ADHD and seek to enhance my strengths derived from my diagnoses looking to improve at every opportunity.  – FordAsk for resources to study. I often lose attention in long meetings and miss some key points due to my mind wandering for a few minutes or due to the fact that I am still pondering the previous slide. There is no harm in following up with the person speaking and asking for material to go over on your own.   – TurnerSet your yourself up for successI take my medication regularly. In the past I would not take my medication to try and “overcome” ADHD on my own. However, I have found keeping up with my medication as I am supposed to have greater benefits than not taking it.  – TurnerJoin an Employee Resource Group (ERG) and invest your time and talent educating yourself and others on ADHD.  – FordFind a career that mimics your energy level and the ADHD traits that you personally carry. In the 5 years at Dell, I have never once dreaded coming to work. As a company it matches many of the traits I carry. It is high energy, ever changing, creates break through innovations and is hyper focused on customers. It is like a match made in ADHD heaven!  – CaenepeelTrips when Coping with ADHD at work:When I forget my calendar! I have now added Outlook on my personal cell phone as well. Technology is great, I can now just push a button, speak my reminder and my phone sets it for me!  – CaenepeelRoutine – The most important thing that all physicians, psychologist or ADHD specialists stress is “ROUTINE.” However, I find that a routine makes me lose focus or become very bored so I don’t stick to the same routine as most ADHD individuals do.  – CookLack of educating others about my ADHD thereby not fully taking advantage of mutual beneficial learning opportunities for self-growth as well as others.  – FordActing with impulse – I constantly remind myself to not impulsively blurt out my ideas the moment I have them. Instead, write them down, analyze the validity of the idea, and present them in the proper fashion.  – TurnerLastly, what is the one thing that all adults with ADHD can relate to?Thinking every thought you have needs to be broadcasted immediately and is the most important thing in the world.  – TurnerThat moment when you’ve been waiting, trying not to impulsively interrupt so that you can share a story/idea. Then you get ready to share but you forgot what it was you wanted to say.  – Cook1http://adhd-institute.com/burden-of-adhd/epidemiology/last_img read more

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Douglas, top Obama Administration officials to lead H1N1 flu preparedness summit

first_imgGovernor Douglas will join via interactive television U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius, Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano, Education Secretary Duncan, and White House Homeland Security Advisor Brennan today for an all-day H1N1 Influenza Preparedness Summit with representatives from 54 states and territories.  Vermont officials participating in Washington, DC include AHS Secretary Rob Hofmann, VDH Commissioner Dr. Wendy Davis and Vermont Homeland Security Unit Director Captain Chris Reinfurt.The Flu Summit will focus on preparation and planning at every level of government for a fall flu season that is expected to include the seasonal flu and the H1N1 (swine flu) virus. The Summit will be held at the Natcher Conference Center at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. I am pleased to participate in this important event today to discuss with leaders across the country what state and the federal government can do to handle the H1N1 flu, said Governor Douglas.  I want to be sure that here in Vermont we are adequately prepared and appropriately handling this pandemic.The Summit will include remarks from White House Homeland Security Advisor Brennan, Secretaries Napolitano, Sebelius and Duncan, and a Secretaries Panel Discussion hosted by Governor O Malley.The Secretaries Panel will include a video conference with Governors Jim Douglas (VT), Jim Doyle (WI), Mark Parkinson (KS), John Baldacci (ME), and Jodi Rell (CT).The media availability will include Homeland Security Advisor Brennan, Governor O Malley and Secretaries Sebelius, Napolitano and Duncan. The Flu Summit will include a situational update from the Centers for Disease Control Director Thomas Frieden, and various panel discussions with federal, state, and local health officials.The Summit can be viewed live at www.flu.gov(link is external) beginning at 8:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, July 9.  The Secretaries panel which Governor Douglas is taking part in begins at 9:30a.m. EDT.  The Plenary sessions can be viewed between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and again between 2:45 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.   The individual break-out sessions as well as the entire program will be available on-demand after the live broadcast.  Please note, you will need Flash (http://www.adobe.com(link is external)) installed on your computer in order to view the live video stream.last_img read more

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