New German bakery looks for franchisees

first_imgA new self-service bakery and coffee shop concept called Bake&TAKE has launched in Manchester, with hundreds more outlets planned for the UK.Master franchise partners Steve Mahon and Robin Page signed on the dotted line in January, with their first store opening close to Piccadilly Station in Manchester.According to the firm’s website, Mahon and Page are looking to open around 30 outlets per year in the UK and Ireland, following the chain’s success in Germany. Known as backWerk in Germany, it has amassed an estate of around 300 stores over 10 years, across Germany, Switzerland, Austria and The Netherlands.The shops offer around 300 products, and Mahon and Page are concentrating their openings on local high streets, shopping parades or edge-of-town shopping developments.last_img read more

UM’s Brendan Bayliss To Sing National Anthem At Upcoming Chicago Cubs Game

first_imgWith the recent announcement that Umphrey’s McGee will spend three nights in Chicago over New Year’s Eve, guitarist Brendan Bayliss is showing his love for the city in the coolest way possible. Though UM originated in South Bend, IN, the band has always called Chicago home, and now Bayliss will get an opportunity on the city’s most renowned stage: Wrigley Field.On September 19th, Bayliss will be on hand to sing the National Anthem at the Cubs game against the Cincinnati Reds. As Bayliss is the most prominently featured singer in Umphrey’s, it must be a real honor for him to get this opportunity to sing before the game.Check out the band’s post about this below:last_img read more

Tedeschi Trucks Band Wraps Up First Weekend Of Chicago Theatre Run

first_imgOn Saturday night, Tedeschi Trucks Band returned to Chicago, IL’s Chicago Theatre for the second performance of their two-night weekend run. Next weekend, the band will return to the Chicago Theatre for two more nights (1/25-1/26) as part of their ongoing multi-night runs.Tedeschi Trucks Band is gearing up to release a brand new album on February 15th, SIGNS, marking their fourth studio album and first release since 2016’s Let Me Get By. The recently-released “Hard Case” was incorporated into the first set, amidst other TTB originals, “Don’t Let Me Slide”, “Laugh About It”, “It’s So Heavy”, and Made Up Mind“”, and well as a cover of Derek Trucks Band’s “Days Is Almost Gone”, and more.This tour marks the first without bassist Tim Lefebvre, following his Christmas Eve announcement that he’d be leaving the group and replaced by Brandon Boone for the January and February dates. Forever keyboardist Kofi Burbridge is also absent from this tour, as he takes time away from the band as a result of a recent follow-up procedure to a 2017 surgery, with Gabe Dixon coming on to fill the role until his return.Following a brief set break, Tedeschi Trucks Band opened up their second set with a cover of George Jones’ “Color Of The Blues”, before working through TTB originals, “Anyhow”, “Part Of Me”, “Shame”, “Midnight In Harlem”, and “Bound For Glory. Next, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, and their impeccable ensemble worked through covers of Sleepy John Estes’ “Leaving Trunk”, Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s “Volunteered Slavery”, and Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers’ “How Blue Can You Get”, before bringing the first set to a close with “I Want More”. A cover of Joe Cocker’s “Space Captain” served as Saturday night’s encore.In addition to their upcoming tour dates–including multi-night runs at the Chicago Theatre, Saenger Theatre, Ryman Auditorium, Warner Theatre, and more– Tedeschi Trucks Band will celebrate the official release of SIGNS with a show at Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York on Wednesday, February 20th. Tickets for the album release show at Brooklyn Academy of Music are on sale now. Every pair of tickets purchased for this show will come with a digital download of the new album.Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Chicago Theatre | Chicago, IL | 1/19/2019Set One: Don’t Let Me Slide, Laugh About It, Hard Case, It’s So Heavy, Made Up Mind, Days Is Almost Gone, Comin’ Home, More And MoreSet Two: Color Of The Blues, Anyhow, Part Of Me, Shame, Midnight In Harlem, Bound For Glory, Leaving Trunk, Volunteered Slavery, How Blue Can You Get?, I Want MoreEncore: Space Captainlast_img read more

Getting students to enroll, stay in college

first_imgWhen he became president, Barack Obama set an ambitious goal, calling for the country to regain its status as having the world’s highest number of 25- to 34-year-olds with college degrees.In his 2009 American Graduation Initiative, Obama outlined his support of community colleges and his plan to have 5 million more community college graduates by 2020.On Monday, a panel of education experts convened at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) to explore in detail what it will take to reach Obama’s benchmark goal. Unsurprisingly, money topped the list during an Askwith Forum discussion moderated by Bridget Terry Long, HGSE’s Xander Professor of Education and Economics, as did the need for greater collaboration and support from various stakeholders.With students graduating from college with on average $25,000 in debt, the administration has taken aim at bringing down the skyrocketing costs, said panelist Martha Kanter, undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Education and an HGSE graduate.The number of recipients of federal Pell Grants has grown from 6 million in 2008 to 9.8 million, and the government will increase the amount of the award by $900 this fall, Kanter said. It will also continue to ease access to federal student aid, and work to increase tax credits for higher education, promote and strengthen the income-based loan repayment program passed by Congress in 2010, and support public-service loan forgiveness.But Kanter said that the federal and state governments need to help families and students make informed decisions about college by providing them with simplified information. And colleges have to figure out ways to constrain costs.“Our strategy,” she said, “is shared responsibility.”Bridget Terry Long (from left), moderated the discussion with Martha Kanter, Rolando Montoya, and Hilary Pennington.The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is trying to improve the U.S. public education system. A big part of that effort involves supporting “brave leaders in taking risks,” said Pennington, the organization’s former director of education, postsecondary success, and special initiatives.In addition to fighting disease, poverty, and hunger in developing countries, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is trying to improve the U.S. public education system. A big part of that effort involves supporting “brave leaders in taking risks,” said Hilary Pennington, the organization’s former director of education, postsecondary success, and special initiatives.As part of an effort to meet Obama’s goal, the private foundation focuses on funding networks of institutions to attack similar problems.One such initiative, titled “Completion by Design,” involves 21 community colleges in four states that are attempting to overhaul their students’ experience. From the outset, the project insisted on the participation of representatives from state governments, said Pennington, in an effort to “understand the policy barriers” that make it difficult for organizations to effectively serve their student populations.While each college is approaching the goal differently, said Pennington, the initiative encourages them to develop their practices “in consistent ways so that there will be a body of evidence at the end of their work that helps policymakers and institutions understand better how to get change at scale.”Rolando Montoya lent his institutional perspective to the discussion from his post as the provost of Miami Dade College, a state school in Miami that has eight campuses and an enrollment of more than 174,000 students, many from low-income and minority households.As part of an effort to understand how to do a better job of ensuring students graduate, he turned to the students themselves, conducting a series of rigorous focus groups.The surprising findings revealed that the students wanted more structure and an “intrusive” administration that would be uncompromisingly strict over issues like deadlines, orientation sessions, and course enrollment options.“A big issue is a lack of structure. … The kids are telling us: ‘Tell us what to do; guide us with more detail; don’t give us so many options; please, please, give us a prescribed curriculum, a prescribed pathway that we can follow. … That’s what they really want.”last_img read more

Enjoy fall vegetables, but skip the white potatoes

first_imgWhen choosing fall vegetables to bake, roast, or add to dishes, carrots, Brussel sprouts, parsnips, and most others —except for white potatoes — are a good choice, Vasanti Malik, a Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health research scientist in the Department of Nutrition, said in an Oct. 31, 2016 USA Today article.“Potatoes we don’t consider a vegetable,” Malik said. Not only do they tend to raise blood glucose quickly, which may lead to weight gain over time, but they don’t keep you feeling full as long as other veggies, the article stated. Malik is not as concerned about sweet potatoes, which she said are slightly healthier than white potatoes, because they are less likely to be overeaten.“Since most people’s [vegetable] intake is so low,” she said, “it’s important for people to choose the ones they’re going to enjoy — because then it’s more likely they’re going to continue to eat them.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

Today Is National Patriot Day

first_imgSarah Villegas / U.S. Navy JAMESTOWN – Today marks a solemn day to remember those who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.Former President George W. Bush declared the first “Patriot Day” just before September 11, 2002. That was a year after the attacks that claimed nearly 3,000 lives.On September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four planes, two of them crashed into both World Trade Center towers in New York, causing them to collapse.Another crashed into the pentagon while a fourth went down in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania after passengers struggled with hijackers. On Patriot Day, you can honor their memories by volunteering, spreading kindness, and participating in remembrance vigils.Chautauqua County officials will be holding a remembrance ceremony today at noon at the County Courthouse. Viewers can watch that streamed live on the County Government’s Facebook page. 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

Chautauqua County’s Director Emergency Services Is Retiring Next Month

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) WNY News Now File Image.MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County’s Director Emergency Services is retiring at the end of February.Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel announced on Friday that Director John Griffith will retire from his position effective March 1.Deputy Fire Coordinator Noel Guttman will take over following’s Griffith retirement.“It has been an honor to work with the first responders of Chautauqua County,” said Griffith in a statement. “I look forward to working with the new director to help him transition into the office.” Griffith first began his career with the county in April 2012 as a Deputy Fire Coordinator with the Office of Emergency Services.In October 2017, he was promoted to the position of Director.Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Griffith worked with the New York State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services to ensure resources were moved into Chautauqua County so first responders, law enforcement, health care workers, and others had proper and sufficient quantities of Personal Protective Equipment.“Throughout his eight years of service, John has worked tirelessly to serve and protect the residents and visitors of Chautauqua County,” said Wendel. “His leadership has been especially critical during the current COVID-19 Pandemic where he has worked closely with a magnitude of agencies to prevent and contain the virus.”“I thank John for his outstanding accomplishments in improving our county’s emergency preparedness and response, and his endless contributions in making Chautauqua County a safer place,” furthered Wendel. “I wish him all the best in retirement.”In addition to his job with the county, Guttman has been a member of the Mayville Fire Department since 1991.In his current role as Deputy Fire Coordinator, he led the County’s Technical Rescue Team and Chautauqua Area Search Team (CAST).Pictured, Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel (left) welcomes Noel Guttman as the County’s next Emergency Services Director. Submitted image.Guttman has also served in various law enforcement roles. He previously served as a part-time deputy sheriff with the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, police officer with the Lakewood-Busti Police Department, and part-time police officer with the Westfield Police Department.Most recently, Guttman worked as a police officer with the Chautauqua Institution Police, where he was responsible for police patrol and event security within the grounds of the Chautauqua Institution.“I look forward to working in this position and continuing to serve Chautauqua County,” said Guttman.last_img read more

Holler Tickets Now On Sale

first_img Related Shows View Comments Written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, the non-biographical story of Holler If Ya Hear Me focuses on two childhood friends living in a poverty-stricken Midwestern industrial city, struggling to realize their dreams. The production will feature songs from throughout the late rap icon’s career, including “California Love,” “Keep Ya Head Up,” “Me Against the World” and, of course, the title song. Tickets are now available for Holler If Ya Hear Me, the new musical inspired by the work of Tupac Shakur. Starring Tony winner Tonya Pinkins and award-winning slam poet Saul Williams, the show will begin previews on June 2 at Broadway’s Palace Theatre, with opening night set for for June 19. Holler If Ya Hear Me The cast also features Christopher Jackson, Saycon Sengbloh, Ben Thompson, Tony nominee John Earl Jelks, Joshua Boone and Dyllon Burnside. Show Closed This production ended its run on July 20, 2014last_img read more

CU young professional becomes part of something bigger

first_img continue reading » Even before she became part of the credit union movement, Melissa Janssen of Royal CU, Eau Claire, Wis., was passionate about education.“When I got hired I honestly couldn’t tell you the difference between a bank and a credit union,” she recalls. “I had no financial background.”Janssen was as eager to learn as she was to teach. After just two years in her role as Royal Credit Union’s Community Financial Education Coordinator, she’d already taken significant steps in her professional development, including becoming a Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC).That’s when she heard about CUNA National Young Professionals Conference. 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Record tourist year in Dubrovnik and Dubrovnik-Neretva County

first_imgIn December 2017, there were 24.741 arrivals in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, which is 12% more than in December 2016, and 62.510 overnight stays, which is 6% more than in December 2016. In 2017, 1.915.890 arrivals were registered in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 8.328.181 overnight stays. Compared to 2016, arrivals increased by 15% and overnight stays increased by 12%.Since the beginning of the year, the largest number of overnight stays was realized by tourists from the United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Croatia, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the United States.Source: Dubrovnik-Neretva County Tourist BoardIn 2017, Dubrovnik achieved 17% more arrivals According to the structure of guests, most guests were from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Germany, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Italy, USA, Albania and Montenegro. Extremely successful tourist results were achieved throughout December 2017, when Dubrovnik achieved 20 tourist arrivals (633% more than in the previous year), and 13 overnight stays (42% more than in 765). In December, most guests came from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Asian countries, the United States, Korea, Albania, Germany, France, Japan and Portugal.According to the statistical data of the Tourist Board of the City of Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik achieved record tourist results in 2017. From 1 January to 31 December 2017, there were 1 arrivals in Dubrovnik, which is a total of 181% more than in 465. Of the stated number of tourists, there were 17 foreign and 2016 domestic tourists and 1 arrivals in nautical tourism. According to the data from the E-visitor system, including the realized turnover in nautical tourism, 125 overnight stays were realized in Dubrovnik.From the total number of tourists from January 1 to December 31, 2017, 646 guests stayed in 121 Dubrovnik hotels, which is an increase of 50% in hotel accommodation compared to 6. During 2016, 2017 guests stayed in private accommodation, which is an increase of 386% compared to 911. The top list of countries from which tourists came to Dubrovnik in 28 is traditionally led by guests from the United Kingdom, the USA, Germany, France, Croatia, Spain, Australia, Sweden, Finland and Ireland.last_img read more