Taking issue with PPARC over STP

first_imgFollowing the PPARC programmatic review announced in the spring of last year, with its gloomy outlook for solar–terrestrial physics, three young scientists in the field mobilized the junior members of the STP community. Gary Abel, Jim Wild and Mick Denton tell the story which led to an unprecedented meeting of early-career scientists, followed by an informative meeting with PPARC chief executive Prof. Keith Mason.last_img

Dixie State Football Team Lifts Car, Saves Woman’s Life During St. George Flooding

first_img Tags: Dixie State Football Brad James August 26, 2020 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Football Team Lifts Car, Saves Woman’s Life During St. George Flooding Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-This past Sunday evening, monsoonal moisture entered into Washington County, shutting down Interstate 15 in St. George and closing streets throughout the city.As the storms raged, Dixie State University football players watched events unfold from a balcony.These student-athletes, redshirt freshman quarterback Kaleb Hatch of El Paso, Texas, freshman offensive lineman Motuga Tuileta of West Jordan, Utah, junior safety Kaejin Smith-Bejgrowicz of Las Vegas and freshman receiver Mason Paulo of West Jordan, Utah then spotted a woman getting swept under her car.They were able to rescue her, sufficiently lifting her vehicle high enough for the escape to occur, per Dixie State associate athletics director Steve Johnson.Trailblazers head coach Paul Peterson confirmed their heroism.VP Beatty @DixieState addressing @DixieState_FB. Our boys lifted a flooded car where a student was trapped under water saving her life! Really proud of Kaleb Hatch , Mo Tuileta, Kaejin Smith-Bejgrowicz and Mason Paulo. pic.twitter.com/YfAPYAet1o— Coach Peterson (@CoachPPeterson) August 26, 2020Incidentally, Dixie State football student-athletes were ready to serve the community Tuesday morning as well as the floods’ aftermath had ceased in the city.Boys putting in some work. Clean up after the big flood at the convention center @DixieState_FB @DixieAthletics pic.twitter.com/lK6CLppfVT— Coach Peterson (@CoachPPeterson) August 25, 2020Incidentally, Wednesday evening, Dixie State athletics confirmed it will assist students on campus who have been displaced because of this past weekend’s flooding. More information is below.Join us in helping 120 DSU students (including 20 student-athletes) displaced by last Sunday night’s flooding. Most of them lost everything. Please text “DSUFLOOD” to 71-777 to donate $, or consider providing any of the much needed items listed. Thank you! #DixieBlazers #WeAreONE pic.twitter.com/21f6VRyOzk— Dixie State Athletics (@DixieAthletics) August 26, 2020last_img read more

WRBM purchases the Allegra Foodservice business

first_imgBritish Baker’s owner William Reed Business Media (WRBM) has purchased the Allegra Foodservice business, formerly a division of Allegra Strategies. The Allegra Foodservice business focuses on research and information within the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality sectors through brands such as Allegra Food Strategy Forum, Allegra Eating Out Panel, Allegra Restaurant Brand Portal and The Allegra Restaurant Leader Summit.While the deal will allow Allegra Strategies to focus and expand its core coffee research practice, WRBM has taken a minority strategic stake in Allegra’s World Coffee Portal business.Charles Reed, group managing director of WRBM, said: “This acquisition helps reaffirm WRBM’s position as the clear market leader for insight, news and research in the retail, foodservice and hospitality markets.“Each element is highly complementary to WRBM’s existing businesses.” Jeffrey Young, managing director of Allegra Strategies, added that WRBM’s reach within the hospitality sector will “enable Allegra Foodservice to provide better services” to its existing clients.“After 15 years of producing good work in this sector, I am delighted William Reed Business Media will be taking Allegra Strategies’ Foodservice business forward into a very promising new era,” he said.“I am also truly excited to be working closely with highly experienced media owner, WRBM, on the development of Allegra World Coffee Portal, a specialist digital knowledge platform on coffee sector trends and analysis across the globe.”last_img read more

Greggs’ turnover breaks £1bn barrier for first time

first_imgFull-year sales at Greggs have broken the £1bn barrier for the first time in 2018, with the business seeing a 7.2% hike in turnover.The growth follows the business increasing its estate by 99 stores – opening 149 (including 62 franchises) and closing 50 – giving it 1,953 shops at the end of 2018.Announcing its results for the year ending 29 December, the company reported an increase in pre-tax profits from £71.9m in 2017 to £82.6m, with operating profits excluding property profits and exceptional items up 9.1% to £89.1m.The business said the first half of 2018 had been significantly impacted by the weather, with severe wintry conditions in early March hitting sales badly, and the June and July heatwave reducing demand for bakery items. It added that, once the weather returned to normal, sales picked up quickly.“In contrast to the general retail environment, the food-on-the-go sector overall continues to grow, though it remains highly competitive,” said CEO Roger Whiteside.“We have worked hard over the last five years to redevelop our shop estate in order to be less dependent on shopping locations, and to refocus our product range on growth categories and extended day-parts, which have been key to our success.”Greggs now has 262 franchised shops, mainly in travel locations, and the business extended its company-managed estate into major transport hubs including Birmingham New Street station, Glasgow Buchanan bus terminal and East Midlands airport. In London, it opened in Westminster underground, Cannon Street and London Bridge stations, which it said had quickly become one of its busiest shops.The company plans to add at least 100 new shops in 2019, including around 50 franchises.%%Quote_52%% Greggs also continued a major shake-up of its manufacturing and distribution operations in 2018 that included consolidation of its doughnut manufacturing at Newcastle upon Tyne, transfer of its pizza production to Manchester, closure of the bakery and distribution operations in Norwich, and setting up a national facility for the production of fresh cream products in Leeds.“The board recognises that 2018 was a year of significant change for many of Greggs’ employees,” said Greggs chairman Ian Durant. “We oversaw and engaged regularly with the exhaustive planning that went into the reorganisation of our manufacturing operations, designed to improve competitiveness and support further growth in the number of shops.“We were pleased that the changes are being made without a need for compulsory redundancies.”The company has now started work on a new southern distribution centre at Amesbury in Wiltshire, which is due to be completed by the end of 2019.From 2020, work will start on converting its Birmingham site to a dedicated distribution centre, and the company plans to build an automated frozen distribution facility at its Balliol distribution centre to reduce reliance on third-party providers.Looking to the future, Whiteside highlighted “significant uncertainties” in the months ahead, including the potential impact that a disorderly exit from the EU might have on supply chains, tariffs, exchange rates and consumer demand.“However, Greggs has started 2019 in great form, with company-managed shop like-for-like sales in the seven weeks to 16 February 2019 up 9.6%, and total sales up 14.1%.“We have enjoyed strong sales growth, particularly in January, helped in part by the publicity surrounding the launch of our vegan-friendly sausage roll,” he added. “We hope to continue benefiting from this strong momentum during the first half of 2019 before facing stronger comparatives later in the year.”last_img read more

Colorado Proucer SoDown Shares Dreamy New Track “With You” Featuring Moontricks & Carly Lynn [Video]

first_imgToday, Colorado sax-man and producer SoDown has released his brand new track, “With You,” featuring Moontricks and Carly Lynn, the follow-up to his July 2017 single, “She Wanna.” “With You” features the immense versatility of SoDown’s production stylings. With wobbling, glitching synths, soothing melodic saxophone, and harmonious female vocals all flawlessly intertwined, “With You” is an instant end-of-summer classic that belongs on every Spotify playlist.As SoDown (also known as Ehren Wright) says of the ethereal new track, “‘With You’ is a heartfelt Fall tune about the feels you get when you are falling for someone and the role that music can play in bringing people together.”Having just recently performed his debut at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, SoDown’s live shows bring to life an intimate sensory adventure through space and time. SoDown’s latest tracks showcase his wide array of musical talents, including his keen ear for sound design and production as well as his never-ending dedication to organic instrumentation. Combining infinite influences, Wright describes his music as an endlessly evolving medley of many different genres, culminating in a uniquely diverse style of bass music. Let the scenic mountain vistas sooth your mind with the official lyric video for “With You” by SoDown and Moontricks below:You can listen to “With You” by SoDown & Moontricks ft. Carly Lynn via various streaming platforms here. See below for a list of featured upcoming tour dates for SoDown. For more information on SoDown’s upcoming tour dates and other projects, head to his website.Featured Upcoming SoDown 2017 Fall Tour Dates:10.13.17 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom10.26.17 – Live Oak, FL @ Hulaween11.03.17 – Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theatre11.04.17 – Durango, CO @ Animas Theatre11.16.17 – Fort Collins, CO @ Hodi’s Halfnote11.17.17 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatrelast_img read more

Super Hot Shot! Emma Stone Unveils Her Sultry Cabaret Look

first_img View Comments Emma Stone is getting all dolled up for her Broadway debut! The screen star is gearing up to play nightclub singer Sally Bowles in the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Cabaret alongside Tony winner Alan Cumming as the Emcee. Entertainment Weekly released this super sexy shot of Stone as Bowles by photographer Richard Phibbs. We’ve never seen the star of The Help, The Amazing Spider-Man and Superbad look like this before! Are you ready to see Stone play Sally? Get a sneak peek at the new prairie oyster-swigging singer, then catch her Broadway debut in Cabaret at Studio 54, beginning November 11. Cabaret Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015last_img read more

Broadway.com Culturalist Challenge: Rank Your Must-See Musical Performances!

first_img Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results on the November 12 episode of The Broadway.com Show. STEP 3 — PREVIEW: You will now see your complete top ten list. If you like it, click the “publish” button. (If you don’t have a Culturalist account yet, you will be asked to create one or sign in with Facebook at this point.) STEP 1 — SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your ten favorites and click the “continue” button. Have you heard the news? The staffers at Broadway.com are wild about Culturalist, the website that lets you rank and create your own top 10 lists. In fact, we love it so much that we’ve partnered with them! Every week, we’re bringing you a new Broadway-themed topic for you to rank on Culturalist.com. We’ll announce the 10 most popular choices on the new episode of The Broadway.com Show every Wednesday! Last week, Samantha Barks took the top spot for the star you’d most like to see play Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway. This week, we’re asking you a really tough one: Of all the stellar performances on the Great White Way right now, which are your top 10 picks? To start us off, Broadway.com site producer Joanne Villani posted her list of must-see stars here!center_img View Comments STEP 2 — RANK: Reorder your 10 choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the “continue” button. Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.last_img read more

Shumlin and Legislature move swiftly to pass Budget Adjustment Bill

first_imgGovernor Peter Shumlin today signed the state’s Budget Adjustment Bill, a milestone for progress in the legislative session. The  governor noted that this is the earliest date any governor had signed this legislation in at least a decade, and complimented the leadership in the House and the Senate for moving swiftly to affordably address the needs of Vermonters.‘We arrived at the State House in January aware of the difficult spending decisions facing Vermont,’ Gov. Shumlin said. ‘My administration and the House and Senate worked overtime to ensure this spending adjustment for the current year is affordable for taxpayers, yet meets our most pressing needs.’The bill for the current fiscal year includes:·          Approximately $19 million from the federal Jobs Bill to help schools meet budget constraints;·         $500,000 to combat homelessness in Vermont — $300,000 in grants directly to shelters, and $200,000 in General Assistance to help renters avoid eviction due to late payment, and assist with housing deposits to move homeless Vermonters into housing;·         $700,000 to provide assistance to Vermonters with traumatic brain injuries through the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living; and·         $280,000 to the Department for Children and Families to provide living assistance to the aged, blind and disabled.The Budget Adjustment Bill is an annual act that makes a mid-course correction to this year’s spending plan based on changes in the challenges facing Vermont since lawmakers approved a current-year budget the previous spring. In all, this bill proposes a relatively small spending increase of about $6 million in total spending for the year. The bill also includes some spending reductions created by caseload changes or other program shifts.‘We have challenging decisions to make in this building moving forward,’ Gov. Shumlin said. ‘It is imperative that ‘ just as we did in passing the Budget Adjustment Bill ‘ we work cooperatively to balance the needs of Vermonters with their ability to pay for those services.’ Source: MONTPELIER ‘ 2.17.2011last_img read more

Mexico Finds Drug Plane in Underground Hangar

first_img TIJUANA, Mexico — Authorities found an underground tunnel filled with arms, drugs and a light aircraft allegedly belonging to one of the country’s powerful cartels. The plane, discovered in a tunnel in the Baja California state near the U.S. border, was a light aircraft manufactured in Austria and in poor condition, Daniel de la Rosa, secretary of security for the state, told reporters late April 9. He said the plane was adapted to be able to fire grenades and was used “to transport drugs and arms for the Sinaloa cartel,” run by Mexico’s most powerful drug lord, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. The operation, in which one man was detained, was carried out April 9 after police received an anonymous tip-off about an underground facility the size of a basketball court. Inside, police found guns, a grenade and launcher, 32 kilos of marijuana, 900 grams of a synthetic drug known as “ice,” more than 700 rounds of ammunition and body armor. Guzmán, with a fortune estimated at US$1 billion by Forbes magazine, is one of the world’s most wanted men, with Mexico offering a reward of US$2.4 million for his capture. [AFP, 10/04/2012; Univision.com, 10/04/2012] By Dialogo April 11, 2012last_img read more

Levittown Man Charged With Fatal DWI Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Levittown man has been arrested for allegedly driving drunk in a crash that killed a 23-year-old passenger on the Northern State Parkway in Westbury early Tuesday, New York State police said.Brian Friedrichs, 22, was driving his Mazda westbound when he lost control of the vehicle near the exit for Post Avenue, causing it to overturn several times at 4 a.m., police said.Friedrichs and his passenger, Christopher Gallina, also of Levittown, were ejected from the vehicle. Gallina was taken to Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, where he was pronounced dead shortly later.State police investigators said the victim may have been struck by another vehicle.Friedrichs was charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated. He will be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead.Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the state police Bureau of Criminal Investigations at 516-561-8492.last_img read more