Creditors await FBBM outcome

first_imgCreditors of the Fabulous Bakin’ Boys Manufacturing (FBBM) are still in limbo, waiting to see if they will get any of the money owed from the collapsed firm.Fabulous Bakin’ Boys Manu-facturing went into administration last December with debts of £3.4 million. Administrators BDO Stoy Hayward (BDO) then sold the business and assets to Whitney Cake Company. Bank debts were paid immediately, but unsecured creditors have yet to find out whether they will get a penny of what they are owed.Creditors have approved a plan to pass the company to liqui-dators by May. One – who asked not to be identified – said creditors are pushing for this to happen as soon as possible. BDO has indicated creditors may be paid a dividend, but this will not be confirmed until liquidators are appointed.l Whitney Cake Company has the same directors and shareholders as Fabulous Bakin’ Boys Ltd, which traded from the same premises as FBBM, but is an entirely separate firm with different directors and shareholders.last_img read more

Jobs penned for northern Indiana despite pandemic

first_img Google+ Jobs penned for northern Indiana despite pandemic By Network Indiana – November 4, 2020 0 182 Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Facebook (Photo supplied/Indiana Department of Workforce Development) The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the state’s economy all year long, but the state’s Secretary of Commerce is offering Hoosiers some hope about the future.Jim Schellinger tells Inside Indiana Business that believe it or not, state is tracking to have a record year for job commitments down the road.“In addition to what’s happening, were are a banner year,” he said. “In fact, all the numbers we track, whether it be jobs, cut backs, or wages we;re having a record year. We have had some companies put things on hold because of the COVID virus, but in general a lot of it has to with what we are as a state.”Schellinger said the commitment in northern Indiana to expanded the South Shore Rail Line as well as a commitment of 150 jobs from Midwest Truck and Auto Parts in Merrillville are indicative of the fact that companies still want to invest in Indiana in spite of the pandemic.Schellinger called the northwestern 13 counties in the state the “poster child for regionalism.” He added that they still have standing job commitments from companies in virtually every region of the state.So far in 2020, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation’s central Indiana region, made up officially of 33 counties, has accounted for projects totaling commitments of $3 billion in capital investment and 16,735 new jobs. IndianaLocalNews Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleTrump claims victory with many states still undeclared, hints at possible Supreme Court caseNext articleCOVID-19 increases cause staffing shortage at Goshen Health Network Indiana Pinterestlast_img read more

Press release: Patients lives to be greatly improved by technology revolutions in healthcare

first_imgThe development of new and innovative technologies is changing the economy. Through the modern Industrial Strategy the government is committed to embracing emerging technology to transform industries and increase productivity, create new highly skilled jobs and improve living standards.Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State of Health and Social Care, said: FABRX Ltd, in Ashford Kent, who are developing a 3D printing process to manufacture tablets, allowing the desk-top production of medicines with their doses tailored to individual patients and potentially combining several medicines into a single pill Intract Pharma, in Cambridge, who are testing a new technology that will allow antibodies to be taken orally, rather than through invasive injections Medherant, in Coventry, who are applying a new technology that should greatly increase the range of medicines that can be delivered by skin patches. This may be particularly suitable for patients where traditional tablets are difficult to administer – such as for very small children or the frail elderly Notes to editorsWinners of the Digital Health Catalyst competition include: The funding, through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund managed by UK Research and Innovation, will also support efforts to enable antibodies to be taken orally rather than through invasive injections and increasing the range of medicines that can be delivered through skin patches.Ian Campbell, Executive Chair of Innovate UK, for UK Research and Innovation said: The projects we have funded today aim to make a real difference for patients and clinicians. They represent the very best of British innovation, focussing on improved patient outcomes and driving efficiency. The UK health sector is thriving, with SMEs playing a crucial role. By supporting this sector, as part of the government’s modern industrial strategy, we can ensure we remain global leaders in health innovation and create the jobs of tomorrow. Round 3 of the Digital Health Technology Catalyst competition is now open. Businesses can apply for: Innovative technology has the potential to truly transform healthcare for patients and staff. From artificial intelligence to VR to live tracking of hospital beds and equipment, there are so many ways in which the NHS is embracing tech. We are determined to make the NHS the most technologically advanced healthcare system in the world and today’s prizes will help progress towards that goal. Technology is revolutionising industries across our economy, and new innovations play a key role in advancing our healthcare sector to make sure people are living longer, healthier and happier lives. By pooling the expertise of the public and private sectors, as highlighted through the Life Sciences Sector Deal and the modern Industrial Strategy, we are making every opportunity to reach our full potential in finding new discoveries and technologies to diagnose illnesses earlier that could lead to more lives being saved. Winners announced to receive funding that could revolutionise healthcare The projects include developing artificial intelligence for bed availability in hospitals, 3D printing to create tablets and smart phone applications to improve the treatment of complex wounds Technology can transform health and social care, improving treatment and deliver better care for patients Winners of the Medicine Manufacturing round 2 challenge fund competition include: Breakthrough technologies to revolutionise UK healthcare get a step closer to becoming reality following a government competition. A GPS app to track where porters and available beds are in hospitals, 3D printing technology for tablets and smartphone apps to monitor and improve treatment of long-term complex wounds are just some of the things being developed by the businesses and academics.The projects that are collectively to receive over £17 million funding to develop their innovations are based throughout the UK, including Devon, Cumbria, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff, Manchester, Oxford, Cambridge and London highlighting the breadth of strengths in addressing new and emerging issues in our world-leading healthcare industry.Business Secretary Greg Clark said: a share of £1 million for feasibility studies allowing SMEs to develop new digital technology solutions to healthcare challenges. Find out more about the feasibility studies project. a share of £8 million in collaborative industrial research and experimental development projects that develop new digital technology solutions to healthcare challenges. Find out more about the collaborative R&D project. Satalia, working with Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, will use AI to schedule operating theatre use linked to downstream bed availability on ICU and wards Medical Data Solutions and Services, working with Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, will deliver a programme using smartphones apps to support healthcare professionals and patients to monitor and improve treatment of long-term complex wounds Kinosis, working with UCL Hospitals NHS Trust, London, will use AI and digital visualisation technologies to improve surgical support and performance while assisting the standardisation of surgical procedures through better management of real-time information – the ‘Intelligent Operating Room’ Navenio Ltd, working with the University of Oxford, will accelerate and enhance systems to track location of porters and equipment in a hospital, for maximum efficiency – ‘an Uber for porters’ Cadscan, working with Chester Hospitals Trust, will deliver a virtual reality platform using VR headsets to help people recover after a strokelast_img read more

Slow growth in grocery sector

first_img“Sluggish growth” has been recorded in the British grocery market in the 12 weeks to 16 August 2015 with Sainsbury’s the only one of the big four in growth.The latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel show a 0.9% increase in sales compared to one year ago.Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar Worldpanel, said: “Industry growth of around or below 1% has now persisted since summer 2014 and has become the new normal. Despite the accelerating British economy, like-for like grocery prices are still falling, with a representative basket of everyday items now 1.7% cheaper than in 2014.”Iceland has seen sales increase by 3.4% following efforts to create a more premium image for frozen food, as well as new store openings including its Food Warehouse format, which has seen more shoppers through the doors. Its market share, however, remains flat at 2%.Waitrose had a good period, with its Pick Your Own Offers promotions helping to drive growth of 3.7%. The Co-operative has also seen growth for the second month in a row, with sales up by 1.1% on last year.It was another successful period for the discounters, with growth at Aldi accelerating to 18.0%. Lidl’s sales have also risen, up 12.8%, taking its market share to a new high of 4.1%. McKevitt added: “As anticipated, Asda has retaken its position as Britain’s second-largest supermarket, despite a fall in sales of 2.5% and a 0.6 percentage point fall in market share. The retailer’s greater focus on non-food items means its market share is traditionally higher in the summer, and it is expected that Sainsbury’s will again become the number two retailer towards Christmas.”Sainsbury’s was the only one of the big four to see an increase in sales, up by 0.1%, which represents its first growth since March. Sales at Tesco fell by 0.9%, while Morrisons’ increased decline of 1.1% this month reflects a tougher comparison against last year, when a widespread voucher promotion was in place.last_img read more

Seniors reflect on their four years under the Dome

first_imgFour years ago, the Class of 2010 arrived on Notre Dame’s campus, ready to make new friends and start a new life beneath the shadow of the Golden Dome.Now, as Commencement approaches, seniors say they are ready to move on but will miss the community they have found here on campus.“My favorite part of Notre Dame is the people I’ve met here,” said Jenny Heil, a senior from Pasquerilla West Hall. “I’ve made phenomenal friends, and I’ll miss them all. I’ve gotten the chance to meet all kinds of people, and I’ll miss those faces you pass every day as well.”Pasquerilla West senior Lauren Demeter also said she will miss the community she has found at Notre Dame.“I don’t think the Golden Dome epitomizes Notre Dame. I think the group of people does,” she said.Senior Scott Andrews, a resident assistant (RA) in Siegfried Hall, said his senior experience was unique because of his ability to help build dorm community as an RA.“Being an RA was awesome because my last everything was my freshmen’s first everything,” Andrews said. “I got to be a senior but also relive everything that was exciting freshman year.”Andrews said dorm life is one of the things he’ll remember most about Notre Dame.“Siegfried is only a cinderblock building, but it’s home. I never thought I’d become attached to one place so much,” he said.  Although students had mixed feelings about the end results of many football games, they said the sense of spirit Notre Dame students share is exceptional, and cannot be found at other schools.“My favorite football memory over the last four years was at the UCLA game in 2006. I’ll always remember that touchdown pass to Jeff Samardzija with seconds left in the game,” said Kevin Hurley, a senior from Dillon Hall. “I’ll definitely come back for games in the future. I plan on going to four games next year — two at Notre Dame and two in New York.”Andrews said Notre Dame football contributes to the overall college experience.“We have that class unity and camaraderie,” he said. “My single favorite football memory was the Michigan State away game either my sophomore or junior year. We won, and there was a roar [of cheering] you could hear all the way across campus. Now I could understand that for a home game, but for an away game that’s really something special.” Breen Phillips senior Nicole Overton said she will miss spending time studying what she loves and meeting others interested in the same subject.“I’m an anthropology major and I just love it,” Overton said. “Professor McKenna’s Intro to Anthropology Class really got me interested. In Human Osteology, I got to work with actual human bones. I love coming back and telling my friends about what I did in class.”Most students said they will not be sad to leave behind the gray South Bend sky, whipping wind across South Quad and endless months of snow and cold.Andrew Baroody, a senior in Siegfried Hall, said what he won’t miss about Notre Dame is “the weather.”He will, however, miss being so close to everything all at once — food, friends and entertainment. With friends next door and LaFortune Student Center a short walk away, Baroody said he thinks a Notre Dame student truly has everything he or she needs.At Notre Dame, dorm life plays a central role in a student’s social experience. But some seniors said they have made some of their deepest friendships through activities outside of the dorm.Demeter said she enjoyed trying out all kinds of clubs and organizations during her four years, and she said she did not dedicate all of her time to one particular extracurricular.“There wasn’t one thing that I was involved in specifically,” she said. “That’s pretty typical of a Notre Dame student.”But Pasquerilla West senior Katie Matic said she devoted at least 20 hours a week to Mock Trial.“The best memory was our 12-hour bus ride to Memphis for Nationals this year,” Matic said. “Just all the laughing and fooling around. I’ll always remember that.”Leaving college, Matic said she knows she will also be leaving a tight-knit community that runs on its own schedule, a schedule she has gotten used to over the years.“It’s awesome living with your friends in college and enjoying the experiences that happen late at night, like going to get ravioli from the Huddle at two in the morning.” she said. “I’ll miss that.”Seniors said they agree that while they will miss friends, the Notre Dame campus and power-walks to DeBartolo Hall, they are ready to move on to the next phase in their lives.“I’ll miss Notre Dame a lot, but I’m going to law school next year, ” Matic said. “I’m ready for the next step.”last_img read more

SMC Campus Ministry hosts Lenten reflection brunches

first_imgEaster brunch is a holiday tradition, but what about the brunches leading up to Easter? Every Sunday until Palm Sunday, students can join Campus Ministry leaders in the conference rooms outside the Noble Family Dining Hall for Blessed Brunch and Encounter with Christ to reflect upon their Lenten spiritual journey. Junior Grace Erving was one of the creators of the blessed brunches. An intern for Saint Mary’s campus ministry, Erving said she wanted to find a way to highlight the teachings of Campus Ministry’s retreats in a way that required a lower commitment from students in the midst of finals or senior comprehensives.Emily Sipos-Butler, assistant director of Campus Ministry, said she felt a Lenten brunch was the perfect way to meet students where they are while still providing them with deep, meaningful conversations about faith. “In the past, I’ve led a retreat called ‘Encounter with Christ’ and students just loved it,” she said. “But when I tried to recruit students for it, you can guess what I would hear: ‘I’m too busy.’ Many students can benefit from deep conversations about faith and life, but they’re so busy, it can be challenging to get them to come away for things.” Each Sunday for four weeks during Lent, Erving said students can come brunch with student leaders while discussing different topics, like their relationship with Christ and their Lenten process.“This Sunday, I will be talking about prayer and different ways to pray, and our last brunch will feature a presentation from graduate student Margaret Davis on how her relationship with Christ has grown and how she will continue her faith after leaving Saint Mary’s,” she said.  The blessed brunches are open to “all Christians and any seekers,” Sipos-Butler said. “It is Christian-focused, but anyone who is asking questions about faith and God and is curious can come as well as those students who are very devoted to a life of faith as a Christian,” she said. Sipos-Butler and Erving both agreed the focus of the brunches is to encourage students to be open about their Lenten struggles and triumphs. Sipos-Butler said feeling the presence of community during Lent can make it easier to achieve one’s Lenten goals. “It’s important for us to be encouraged in our faith journey, particularly during Lent,” she said. “Lent can feel like an individual time of penance, but we journey on this together. It’s much easier to ask deep questions of yourself and of God if we know we are apart of a supportive community.”Erving said she sometimes feels like she’s “doing Lent all wrong,” but that having a community to share her frustrations with helps overcome some of the challenges she experiences. “I’ve had some very difficult Lents and I’ve had some very fruitful Lents in the past,” she said. “Some people can feel like they’re doing Lent all wrong, but having that community to bounce ideas off of can be very helpful. Of course you can’t do Lent wrong, but it can start to feel that way if you feel like you’re in it alone.” All in all, Erving said the brunches provide students with the opportunity to breathe and reflect over good food and good company.“When you’re a college student, you have 86 things on your plate at one time, so it’s hard to prioritize,” she said. “Your spiritual life and your faith may not get prioritized, but those are some of the most important things for college students because they’ll stick with you long-term. We all need to retreat and do a little reflection, because it’s a part of self care.“Everyone has one bucket, and if you put good things in the bucket you can pour those back out — but if you’re not putting anything in your bucket, you’re not going to have anything to pour out.” Tags: brunch, Christ, Easter, Lent, spiritualitylast_img read more

Cattaraugus County Woman Tests Positive For COVID-19, Brings Case Total To Nine

first_imgShare: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) Photo: PixabayOLEAN – The Cattaraugus County Health Department says a woman living in southeast part of the county has tested positive for COVID-19.Officials say the woman had no recent travel history, although was in close contact with another confirmed case.“The patient is resting at home, and now is under quarantine with her family,” said officials. “She will be assessed for any medical support that we can provide and we will monitor her symptoms closely.”The heath department is now conducting a contact tracing investigation for those the woman was in contact with, and the places that she visited. Officials also reported Sunday three people infected with COVID-19 have fully recovered.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Premiere Date Set for Bernadette Peters’ New Show & More

first_img Star Files Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Premiere Date Set for Bernadette Peters’ New ShowAmazon will make all 10 episodes of Mozart in the Jungle, a new series starring two-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters, available on December 23. Rocky director Alex Timbers co-wrote and co-created the dramady, which follows a New York based orchestra. The show also features Gael Garcia Bernal, Saffron Burrows, Lola Kirke, Malcom McDowell and Peter Vack. We now know what we’ll be watching over the holidays!Two New Productions Announced for London’s Old VicDaniel Kitson’s Tree will have its London premiere and Olivier winner Maria Friedman will direct a revival of Cole Porter’s High Society at the Old Vic next year. Both will be staged in the round. Tree will star the playwright along with Tim Key and will play January 5, 2015 through January 31. High Society is scheduled to run April 30, 2015 through August 22.Kristin Chenoweth Thinks Peter Gallagher is ‘Hot’Kristin Chenoweth stopped by LIVE with Kelly and Michael on November 20 to talk her recently released album Coming Home and her return to Broadway (also a coming home of sorts!). Watch below as she talks about how excited she is to star in On the Twentieth Century, not least because of her “hot” co-star Peter Gallagher. There’s also a discussion about Madeline Kahn that needs to be seen to be believed. Darren Criss Big with Evan Rachel Wood and Darren Criss from Evan Rachel Woodcenter_img View Comments Glee Star Darren Criss’ Big ProblemHas it been a long day? The below video, courtesy of those folks over at Funny or Die, will brighten it in a thoroughly inappropriate but utterly hysterical manner. Broadway alum and Glee star Darren Criss and Evan Rachel Wood star in a parody of the Tom Hanks classic Big. Trust us, it’s worth watching.last_img read more

Germany to move forward with 8GW of new wind, solar tenders

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:Germany’s governing coalition recently agreed to long-promised supplemental tenders that will add a total of 8 gigawatts of onshore wind and solar power to the grid over the next three years.In the coalition treaty agreed to by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Union alliance and the Social Democratic Party early in 2018, the governing partners pledged to add 4 gigawatts of onshore wind and 4 gigawatts of solar via “special auctions.” Generating capacity added under the auctions is on top of planned expansions under Germany’s amended Renewable Energy Act, which had capped annual onshore wind additions at 2.8 gigawatts in 2019 and 2.9 gigawatts in 2020.The German wind energy industry, among others, had pushed for the supplementary tenders out of concern that the country’s onshore wind sector faces a potential gigawatt-scale “decommissioning wave” as 20-year feed-in tariff contracts expire for existing wind projects beginning in 2020.The governing parties responded. Under an agreement reached by Germany’s Cabinet in early November, the federal government will hold auctions to procure 1 gigawatt each for onshore wind and solar in 2019, increasing to 1.4 gigawatt for each in 2020 and 1.6 gigawatt for each in 2021.Stakeholders have urged Germany’s governing coalition to ramp up renewables deployment in order to meet the country’s 2030 renewable electricity target. “We need more speed on the renewables expansion, otherwise we will not reach the target of 65 percent renewable energy by 2030,” German Association of Energy and Water Industries Chairman Stefan Kapferer said in a statement (translated from German).More: Germany greenlights 8GW of additional onshore wind and solar capacity Germany to move forward with 8GW of new wind, solar tenderslast_img read more

The Places We Love Too Much

first_imgWhat good is getting away from the city if the mountain is just as crowded?Unfortunately—and yet, unavoidably—many of the Blue Ridge’s most celebrated outdoor oases have also become its most visited. The exposed rocks of McAfee Knob, for example, offer one of the Appalachian Trail’s most iconic panoramas, but because it’s just a short drive from Roanoke, the overlook is often filled with hikers: about 75,000 people hike there each year, with some days seeing more than 600 visitors. Not all are adequately prepared for the excursion.Crowds also result in litter, restroom disasters, wear and tear on resources, and troublesome wildlife interactions. Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park receives about two million visitors a year, mostly between Memorial Day and Labor Day, says Jamie Sanders, who served as a ranger there. The most common problem? Bear jams.“With it being an 11-mile, one-way loop road, if someone’s not managing the traffic, then one person stops in the middle of the road to see a bear, and the line of traffic can’t get around,” Sanders says.Lee Walker, outreach director with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, says the state’s trout streams can get pretty slammed in the days after they’re stocked. That process begins with a caravan of anglers who follow stocking trucks, and then explodes when the agency posts the list of stocked waterways on its website.“Trash has been the biggest challenge we’ve had over the years, and we have lost some stream access due to that,” says Walker.And for the last five years or so, the Troutville Volunteer Fire Department has offered up its station to thru-hikers, providing a place to shower, do laundry, and sleep. Recently, however, the fire department changed policy and closed its doors to hikers. Why? The increasing number of hikers had started to take up space and interfere with operations. And once, a volunteer firefighter found a loose dog in traffic near the station. When the volunteer entered the station kitchen, the dog’s owner was sitting there drinking coffee and reading the newspaper—buck naked. The hiker was doing laundry, see, and wanted to make sure all of his clothes got washed.Don’t be that guy.Wildlife viewingCades Cove (Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tenn.): You may see a bear, but you’ll sit through lots of stop-and-go traffic along the way.Instead: Check out the Cataloochee Valley on the park’s eastern side, and you may spy an elk.HikingMcAfee Knob, Va.: It’s the most photographed spot along the A.T. for a reason, but you may have to wait in line for a shot.Instead: Try Tinker Cliffs a few miles down the ridge, easily accessible from the lesser-used Andy Layne Trail.Trout FishingCherokee Trophy Water, N.C.: Great fishing but you’ve got to time the trip right to avoid crowds.Instead: Big Laurel Creek in Madison County, N.C., is a hatchery-supported trout stream with plenty of native brookies in its feeder streams.Blue Ridge Parkway OverlookGrandfather Mountain, N.C.: The highest peak on the Blue Ridge Parkway attracts motorists by the swarm in season.Instead: Rocky Knob Recreation Area, just little farther northeast in Virginia, sees fewer visitors and boasts a sweeping 10.8-mile loop trail.PaddlingNew River Gorge, W.Va.: It’s a premier rafting destination, with the crowds to prove it.Instead: Try the Gauley River, with more than 100 rapids over a 24-mile stretch.Rock ClimbingLittle Stony Man Cliffs: One of Shenandoah National Park’s busiest trails leads to a busy rock-climbing destination.Instead: The cliffs along Iron Gate Gorge, near Clifton Forge, Va., are almost always vacant.last_img read more