Owner change for Buxton Spa

first_imgBuxton Spa Bakery has seen control of the family-owned company pass to a third generation, following a management buyout.Chairman Peter Higgins retired and handed over full control of the £5 million turnover business to his son, the current MD, Mike Higgins, who said he plans to focus on developing the business’ range of luxury, premium products. “We are now implementing a strategy to target further growth in our own-label operations and will continue to secure opportunities for our Holmfield Bakery brand,” he added.Buxton Spa Bakery employs 120 people and produces over a million own-label cakes for supermarkets and convenience stores.including Morrisons, Co-op and Tesco. It also owns the Holmfield Bakery brand which supplies Aldi, Somerfield, Nisa and Kwik.The management buyout deal was led by Jeff Barber of McInnes Corporate Finance and was funded through Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance.last_img

Gavin Creel & Christopher John O’Neill Begin Performances in B’way’s Mormon

first_img View Comments Star Files Hello to the Eugene O’Neill Theatre! Gavin Creel and Christopher John O’Neill board the Broadway cast of The Book of Mormon on January 6. Creel will re-create his Olivier-winning performance as Elder Price, taking over from Nic Rouleau, while O’Neill is stepping in for Ben Platt as Elder Cunningham. Both Creel and O’Neill have been playing the roles in the Tony-winning musical’s national tour.Creel also created the role of Elder Price on the U.S. First National Tour, recently returning to lead the company in Toronto. He earned Tony nods for Thoroughly Modern Millie and Hair, additionally appearing in the latter in the West End. His other Broadway credits include Mary Poppins (which he also tread the boards in London in) and La Cage aux Folles. He was seen in the title role of the American Repertory Theater production of Prometheus Bound and starred alongside Julie Andrews in the television movies Eloise at the Plaza and Eloise at Christmastime.In addition to The Book of Mormon, O’Neill has toured internationally with The Chris and Paul Show. He made his professional theatrical debut in The Book of Mormon in December 2012, and the tuner will mark his first bow on the Great White Way.Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q composer Robert Lopez, The Book of Mormon earned nine 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical. The Book of Mormon Related Shows from $69.00 Gavin Creellast_img

New trustees, board chairman named at Saint Michael’s College

first_imgSaint Michael’s College,Over the last several months, Saint Michael’s College has named four new members to its governing board of trustees and has announced a new board chairman. William Gallagher, CEO of Atlantic Data Services of Quincy, MA, is the new board chair. Gallagher and his wife Penelope are the parents of 1999 Saint Michael’s College graduate, Becky, and her husband Thomas Fontana who is also a 1999 graduate. New members of the board are the following: Dr. Sultan Ahamed, president and chairman of the board of Connecticut Medical Insurance of Glastonbury, and senior attending surgeon of William Backus Hospital of Norwich, Conn. Rev. Michael Jacques, SSE, pastor St. Peter Claver Church, New Orleans, La. Rev. Richard Myhalyk, SSE, executive director of the Edmundite Southern Missions, Selma, Ala. Barry Roy, National Director of Tax Quality Assurance and Risk, Deloitte, Washington, DC, 1996-2009;Tax Partner, Deloitte, 1981-2009; Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC, 1974-80. Other current members of the Saint Michael’s College Board of Trustees are Sr. Peg Albert, OP, PhD; Sr. Lorraine Aucoin, P.M.; Mr. John J. Bergeron, Mr. Lawrence Blanford, Ms. Patricia Casey, Mr. Phil C. Ciulla Jr., Rev. David G. Cray, SSE; Very Rev. Michael Cronogue, SSE; Mr. Donald R. Dion Jr.; Mr. Mark Doran; Ms. Michele S. Gatto; Mr. Gerry Gould; Rev. Thomas F.X. Hoar, SSE; Mr. R. Alan Hunter Jr.; Ms. Noriko Kameda; Sr. Jacqueline Marie Kieslich, RSM; Rev. Msgr. John J. McDermott; Mr. Michael E. McGrath; Dr. John J. Neuhauser; Dr. Celine R. Paquette; Mr. Ernest A. Pomerleau; Rev. Marcel R. Rainville, SSE; Rev. David J. Theroux, SSE; Dr. Peggy R. Williams. Saint Michael’s College, The Edmundite Catholic liberal arts college, www.smcvt.edu(link is external)  . Saint Michael’s provides education with a social conscience, producing graduates with the intellectual tools to lead successful, purposeful lives that will contribute to peace and justice in our world. Founded in 1904 by the Society of St. Edmund and headed by President John J. Neuhauser, Saint Michael’s College is located three miles from Burlington, Vermont, one of America’s top college towns. Identified by the Princeton Review as one of the nations Best 376 Colleges, and included in the 2012 Fiske Guide to Colleges, Saint Michael’s has 1,900 undergraduate students and 500 graduate students. Saint Michael’s students and professors have received Rhodes, Woodrow Wilson, Pickering, Guggenheim, Fulbright, and other grants. The college is one of the nation’s top-100, Best Liberal Arts Colleges as listed in the 2012 U.S. News & World Report rankings.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  -30-last_img

Reports blame Florida botulism cases on misused toxin

first_imgDec 15, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Four Floridians suffering from botulism were injected with massive doses of a botulinum toxin that was not approved for use on humans, according to news reports based on court documents filed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)A suspended physician working at a clinic in Oakland Park, Fla., injected himself and three other people with botulinum toxin that he had prepared as if it were Botox, a licensed drug, rather than the far more potent, raw toxin it was, according to reports by the Associated Press (AP) and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale. Botox is used to smooth facial wrinkles and treat certain muscle disorders.The clinic, called Advanced Integrated Medical Center, had bought the toxin from List Biological Laboratories in Campbell, Calif., according to the reports. The FDA gave details of the case in an application to a federal court for a warrant to search List Biological.The FDA said the company’s botulinum toxin is not licensed or legally salable for human use, the AP reported. FDA agents searched the business Dec 9.Allergan Inc., manufacturer of Botox, estimated that the vial of toxin ordered by the Florida clinic might have contained as much as 10 million units, as compared with 100 units of botulinum toxin in a vial of Botox, the company said in a Dec 13 statement. One hundred units of the toxin amounts to only “billionths of a gram,” the company said.The four patients received injections to treat wrinkles at the Florida Clinic Nov 23 and 24 and fell ill a few days later, according to the latest reports. Early suspicions had fallen on Botox as a possible cause of the illnesses.Allergan’s executive vice president and general counsel, Douglas Ingram, said the FDA document confirmed the company’s conclusion that Botox played no role in the cases and is a safe product.Yesterday’s Sun-Sentinel report said the four patients were “virtually paralyzed in critical but stable condition.” The patients have been identified as Bach McComb and Alma “AJ” Hall, hospitalized in Bayonne, N.J.; and Eric and Bonnie Kaplan, hospitalized in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.McComb is an osteopathic physician whose Florida license was suspended in 2003 because of allegations that he prescribed excessive amounts of painkillers, according to the AP.As reported by the Sun-Sentinel, the FDA document said that McComb asked a clinic worker named Thomas M. Toia to order a vial of botulinum toxin from List. Toia told federal agents that List personnel who took his order asked only his name, address, and billing information.The toxin is shipped as a powder and is mixed with saline solution before use, the report said. Toia said that when the vial arrived Nov 23, McComb began mixing it with 10 milliliters of saline, as he would have done for a standard vial of Botox. Toia told agents he estimated that the vial was equal to 20,000 units of Botox and warned McComb to dilute it with much more saline.But McComb brushed off the warning, the report said. He injected himself and Hall with the preparation the same day and injected the Kaplans the next day.The Sun-Sentinel quoted “Botox experts” as saying a fatal dose of Botox would be 3,000 to 5,000 units.Federal and state agents had previously reported they were investigating whether the Florida clinic had bought unlicensed botulinum toxin products from Toxin Research International in Tucson, Ariz., which sells a toxin labeled for use only in animal research, according to the Sun-Sentinel. Agents said they found that the Tucson company buys its toxin from List, the newspaper said.The FDA investigators said in the court documents that they had found evidence that Toxin Research was promoting its toxin to cosmetic surgeons for use on people, the newspaper reported.Botulinum toxin is made by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum, which is widespread in the environment. The bacteria themselves (and their spores) are harmless, but the toxin is considered the most lethal known poison. It binds to nerve endings where they join muscles, leading to weakness or paralysis. Recovery from botulism occurs when the nerves grow new endings, which can take months, according to the FDA.Botulism cases are commonly linked to contaminated food, especially improperly home-canned food. Babies can contract botulism by ingesting food containing C botulinum spores, which may germinate and grow in a baby’s colon because the intestinal bacteria in infants are not fully developed, according to the FDA.See also:CIDRAP overview of botulismFDA Consumer article on botulinum toxinhttp://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/095_bot.htmllast_img

Congress slashes pandemic preparedness funding

first_imgDec 20, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The 2008 omnibus spending bill passed by Congress this week earmarks only $76 million for influenza pandemic preparedness funding, far below the Bush administration’s $870 million request.The President’s advisors have indicated he will sign the bill when it reaches his desk, according to several media reports.The reduction in pandemic preparedness funding appears to be the most significant cut to President Bush’s spending proposals, Government Executive reported yesterday.The House and Senate appropriations committees said their rationale for cutting the 2008 pandemic preparation budget was based on a $1.2 billion amount remaining from previous appropriations, according Government Executive.However, Rich Hamburg, director of governmental relations for Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), a nonprofit health advocacy group based in Washington, DC, told CIDRAP News that the $1.2 billion represents one-time funding that is mostly intended for buying vaccines and antiviral medications.The 2008 omnibus bill contains no one-time spending items, he said. “The appropriations committees may have thought that this was a tough budget and that it was hard to make a case that all of the pandemic funding was needed right now,” Hamburg said.To maintain momentum on pandemic preparedness efforts, Congress could fold the funding into the 2009 budget or put budget requests into emergency supplements, Hamburg said.In the past, some public health officials have argued that emergency supplemental funding has a downside for local preparedness efforts, because reliable funding is needed to boost local public health capacity and provide more “boots on the ground” to respond to emergencies.Other cuts that affect pandemic preparedness include a $6 million reduction in the $53 million requested for the National Disaster Medical System, an office of the US Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) that helps state and local officials manage the medical impact of major disasters, Government Executive reported.The approved funding includes the administration’s $158 million request for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s pandemic preparations, but Hamburg said even that amount was subject to a 1.74% spending cut applied to all domestic programs.In its annual report on state and federal preparedness programs, released 2 days ago, TFAH said funding shortfalls at the federal level threaten to derail or reverse progress states have made in boosting the nation’s public health emergency preparedness.TFAH reported that even the Bush administration’s 2008 request for $870 million represented a 25% cut from 2005 public health preparedness funding levels.”Although the federal government has made a substantial investment in public health and pandemic preparedness, the funding has been inconsistent and unpredictable,” the group said.See also:Dec 18 TFAH press release, with links to complete reporthttp://healthyamericans.org/reports/bioterror07/HHS budget request briefing document (with emergency preparedness information on page 102)http://www.hhs.gov/budget/08budget/2008BudgetInBrief.pdflast_img

Airbnb begins verifying all of its ads and hosts for fraud

first_imgAt the New York Times DealBook conference, Chesky announced stronger measures and more details on how the company will re-establish public trust through regulations around fraud and home parties. It is not yet known how many new people the company will need to hire to deliver on the promises. Chesky called the measures “significant investment”. Also, the same day the news broke, five people were killed in a shooting at a Halloween party held at an accommodation available on the Airbnb platform in Orinda, California. The party was advertised on social networks, and more than 100 guests attended. The news comes after Vice Media revealed last week “a network of deception across the state“In which individuals or organizations have managed to exploit Airbnb’s policies through false reviews. Airbnb will begin checking all 7 million ads on its platform, with the goal of reviewing each accommodation and host by December 15, 2020. The verification process will require verification of the accuracy of the photos, addresses and details of the advertisement, as well as to establish quality standards such as cleanliness, safety and basic content of the accommodation. On the occasion of the shooting, Chesky announced on Twitter that the company would ban “party houses” and shared several measures it would take to combat “problematic hosts and guests”.center_img He also reiterated that the company will conduct additional audits of high-risk provisions. Chesky explained at the conference that this applies, for example, to a ten-bed room reservation by one person for one night. Source / photo: CNN; Airbnb Amid growing concerns about its private rental rental platform, Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb, said the company would start checking all hosts using this online service. CNN. Chesky also stated that Airbnb will introduce a “guest guarantee” on December 15 this year, ie insurance for those whose rented accommodation does not match its description on the platform. It will also establish a telephone line from 0 to 24, which will be used for receiving and expressly resolving complaints.last_img

PREMIUMSlow global economic recovery haunts Indonesian exports

first_imgLog in with your social account Facebook LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Indonesia failed to continue an upward trend in monthly exports in August as slow global economic recovery reduced demand for the country’s products.Southeast Asia’s largest economy recorded US$13.07 billion in exports in August, down 4.62 percent compared to July and down 8.34 percent annually, as the pandemic upended global demand, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) announced on Tuesday. The country recorded month-on-month (mom) export growth in June and July after contractions in April and May, during which Indonesia implemented strict movement restrictions.Exports of oil and gas products fell 27.4 percent year-on-year (yoy) to around $610 million in August, while exports of mining products decreased 24.7 percent yoy to $1.39 billion due to falling commodity prices.At the same time, shipments of agriculture products rose 1.04 percent yoy to $340 million as manufactured… Google Forgot Password ? Topics : exports trade-balance global-trade imports global-economic-growth IMF WTO trade-surplus BPSlast_img

GO-TIME: Department of Human Services Launch a Mobile App for Benefits

first_img December 12, 2016 Efficiency,  GO-TIME,  Human Services,  Press Release,  Results Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency (GO-TIME) and the Department of Human Services (DHS) have launched a mobile app for Pennsylvanians who have applied for or receive assistance benefits called myCOMPASS PA.“Since the inception of GO-TIME, state agencies and employees have continued to develop new and exciting ways to make Pennsylvania’s government work more efficiently,” said Governor Wolf. “The myCOMPASS PA mobile app is another way in which my administration is providing quality customer service while modernizing state government operations throughout the commonwealth.”Once implemented, myCOMPASS PA is estimated to save an average of $3.2 million per year in the years following implementation by reducing mail processing time, manual information entry, call center calls, postage, and printing.In the two weeks since its launch in the Apple store, 4,669 users have downloaded the app with 13,680 clients viewing the status of their benefits, 1,568 documents were uploaded, and the app has received a 5-star rating.“The department is committed to improving customer service and the launch of myCOMPASS PA will provide one more tool to accomplish that goal. The mobile app will allow individuals to make changes and monitor their benefits from the comfort of their own home,” said DHS Secretary Ted Dallas. “Helping others is at the heart of what the department stands for. This app will allow employees to focus on individuals in need as opposed to administrative processing.”myCOMPASS PA will allow individuals to take photos of necessary documents and upload them directly to their case files through a secure, safe environment. Other key features include:Users will be able to view benefits details after logging in to their myCOMPASS account;Individuals can view their processing status of their applications; andUpdate case-related information such as address, phone number, email address, and voter registration.The mobile application is now available for download on the Apple and Google Play app stores for use on iPhones and Android smartphones. Prior to utilizing app functions, individuals must apply for benefits through DHS’ COMPASS website or by visiting their local county assistance office.For an informational video on the myCOMPASS app please click here.For more information on myCOMPASS PA, click here.GO-TIME leverages inter-agency coordination and collaboration to maximize efficiency, modernize state government operations, and provide the highest quality services. Efforts through this initiative have saved more than $156 million in FY 15-16, exceeding the $150 million savings goal set by the Governor.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img GO-TIME: Department of Human Services Launch a Mobile App for Benefitslast_img

Whitfield is one of Cairns’ premier suburbs and close to the city

first_imgWhitfield Year 6 students Emily Grace, Jaxon Swan, Shirley Vue and Jonathon Bramich with P.E/Sports coordinator Clint Mogg. Picture: Josh Woning.SPRAWLING to the south underneath the imposing shadow of the Mount Whitfield Conservation Range, Whitfield is a lush, leafy haven and one of Cairns’ oldest and grandest residential pockets. Living so close to the hectares of undeveloped bushland, which form part of the suburb, has long been a drawcard for fitness fans and outdoor enthusiasts alike.LJ Hooker Edge Hill sales director Nadine Edwards said there was always plenty of interest from buyers in the Whitfield property market.“Whitfield is located close to some of the best schools, cafes, walking tracks and art centres that Cairns has to offer,” she said. “It’s a longstanding premier suburb with good capital growth. “There’s a large number of long term residents in the area and an array of leafy parks throughout the suburb giving it a tranquil and tropical feel. And it’s only a short drive to both the international and domestic airports and to the city centre.”More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoCairns Regional Council Mayor Bob Manning said not many cities could boast rainforest walking tracks so close to the centre of town.“The Red, Blue and Green Arrow tracks are used by more than 600 people a day. It is easily one of our most popular recreation activities and something that is valued by our community,” he said.“It’s facilities like this that contribute to the livability of our city and help to promote an active, healthy community.”Physical education teacher Clint Mogg has worked at Whitfield State School for 18 years and said a supportive community and impressive academic excellence programs attracted many families from outside the catchment.“I’ve seen the school grow from 325 up to what it is at the moment at over 850 students,” he said.“The people in Whitfield are really nice and friendly and there’s a great community feel.“Staff love working here.”Earth Mamas Kitchen owner Sylvia Kulczynski took over the business located in the Regis aged care centre on McManus St last year and was taken by Whitfield’s quiet, peaceful atmosphere.last_img

Premier League XI of best ever foreign imports revealed!

first_img LCB: Virgil Van DijkOne of only two players still actively playing in the Premier League, the 28-year-old Dutch defender’s inclusion is likely to spark debate considering how short his stint in England’s top-flight has been. But Van Dijk, who convinced Liverpool to splash out a then-record £75m to sign him following two standout years at Southampton, is on course to make history on Merseyside. The current Premier League POTY and Ballon d’Or runner-up has arguably been the Reds most important player as they look set to finally end their 30-year wait to win the title. CM: Patrick VieraThe legendary French midfielder captained Arsenal from 2002 until he left in 2005 while playing a huge role in the club’s historic 2003/04 ‘Invincibles’ campaign. From a relatively unknown to a three-time title winner, Viera, a £3.5m signing from AC Milan, is rightly viewed as one of the Premier League’s greatest ever foreign players. CM: David SilvaIn the last season of an incredible decade at Manchester City, the Spaniard became the quickest player to reach 200 Prem wins in only 289 appearances with a 3-1 win at Everton in September. A four-time title winner, 34-year-old Silva joined the Etihad outfit for £27m from Valencia and was instrumental in their transformation into one of the world’s best. RM: Cristiano RonaldoDespite reaching the pinnacle of his powers at Real Madrid, the Portuguese superstar still won almost every individual and team honour possible during his time at Old Trafford. Ronaldo claimed the first of his five Ballon d’Or crowns at Manchester United in 2008 and is the only player ever to earn successive POTY accolades. Read Also:Messi, Ronaldo, Liverpool stars dominate UEFA Team of The Year list The 34-year-old, who Fergie made the then most expensive teenager in British football history after signing him for £12m from Sporting Lisbon, was sold for a then-world record £80m fee to Madrid in 2009 following four title wins. CAM: Eric CantonaWhile viewed as a striker, King Eric’s playmaking abilities sees him line-up just behind Aguero and Henry, even if it means an entire formation change to have him included. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Argentine striker’s second goal in Manchester City’s 6-1 win against Aston Villa was his 176th in the English top flight. The 31-year-old managed the feat in three fewer games than Arsenal legend Henry, only needing 255 appearances to the Frenchman’s 258 to make history. However, the two icons have already cemented their legacies as among the best foreign imports ever to grace the Premier League. But which stars would join the lethal pair in a Prem best XI? Here SunSport gives the rundown…with no honourable mentions! GK: Peter SchmeichelThe Dane is widely acknowledged as the best goalkeeper in Premier League history and takes up the gloves for this list. Signed for a paltry £505,000 from Brondby in 1991, which Sir Alex Ferguson described as the “bargain of the century”, Schmeichel won five Premier League titles with Manchester United and kept 128 clean sheets in 310 top-flight games. RCB: Vincent KompanyThe Belgian defender captained Manchester City during the most successful period in the club’s history with four Premier League titles while wearing the armband. Kompany, another snippet at around £7million from Hamburg in 2008, signed off his career at the Etihad in style with a long-ranged winner against Leicester that helped Pep Guardiola’s side beat Liverpool to the crown last season. CB: Nemanja VidicThe Serbian was named the Premier League Player of the season for the second time in 2011 before Kompany won it the following year and the two now get to share a spot in the best ever foreign XI. A five-time title winner, Manchester United swooped to land Vidic for just £7m as well in 2006, with the 38-year-old forming one of the all-time great partnerships alongside Rio Ferdinand. The Serbinator also chipped in 15 goals in hi 211 appearances. Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Network’s Greatest Shows On HBO7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You9 Heroes Of Popular Memes Then And NowBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth Loading… Sergio Aguero has broken Thierry Henry’s record to become the Premier League’s all-time top foreign goalscorer.last_img