New website introduced for Craft Bakers’ Week

first_imgCraft Bakers’ Week (28 September to 3 October) has launched its new website as the “new look and feel” event ramps up for 2015. The new website offers the chance for participating bakeries to get involved with the campaign and for consumers to easily navigate information about the week and craft baking itself. The campaign is now in its seventh year and enables bakers to raise their profiles locally and nationally and this year the organisers want to eclipse the sign-up number of last year of nearly 400. Efforts last year raised £20,000 for the campaign’s charity partner, Make-A-Wish UK.Hannah Marriage, chair of Craft Bakers’ Week 2015, said: “We’re delighted with the new look and feel of the website, it offers a fresh feel to a well-loved campaign. It’s important that, as a nation, we continue to recognise the great skills that we have in UK bakeries.“Businesses around the country will be growing their profile during Craft Bakers’ Week, whilst simultaneously helping to raise money for a fantastic cause. We’re looking forward to touring the country, visiting participants and getting into the swing of yet another week of fantastic events.”Craft Bakers’ Week is funded and supported by the Craft Bakers’ Association, Scottish Bakers and stakeholders from across the bakery sector including British Baker, California Raisins, CSM, Bakels, Bako, BFP, Dawn, Ireks, Marriage’s, Macphie, Puratos, Reynards and Zeelandia.Visit the Craft Bakers’ Week website for more information on how to participate.last_img read more

How to increase non-interest income for your financial institution

first_imgThis is placeholder text continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Increasing non-interest income while staying true to your financial institution’s mission can be tricky. Income is obviously necessary to run a successful business, but lenders sometimes feel that seeking out income and fees feels too pushy and runs contrary to their service missions. Some lenders also fear that adding or increasing fees and other charges may drive borrowers to competitors.These are legitimate concerns, but think about it—without income, your institution would cease to exist and you would be unable to provide borrowers with any services at all! Like any other business, it’s fair for financial institutions to charge for services that offer convenience and time savings.Generating non-interest income for your financial institution ultimately benefits borrowers by defraying costs, decreasing loan rates, and increasing savings rates. One way to do so is by introducing new products that complement your current offerings and bring value to your new and existing consumer base. In this blog post, we’ll discuss several strategies for increasing non-interest income for your financial institution.Fees for Premium ServicesBusinesses often allow customers to use a limited version of a service for free, then upcharge for a premium service; your financial institution can follow suit. For example, perhaps you could offer multiple service levels of identity theft protection, with a slight increase in price for each level. Consumers decide which level they find most valuable and are charged accordingly.center_img This post is currently collecting data…last_img read more

American Pharoah

first_imgI was reading an article by Tim Layden in Sports Illustrated recently.  In it he stated that one of the top stories in sports this year belonged to a horse who everybody wanted to love.  What a “good time” story for horse racing in the United States and for the people who enjoy watching it.In this story we had a Triple Crown winner and a horse who won his Breeder’s Cup Classic by 6 1/2 lengths–all in one season.  Even though American Pharoah will probably end his racing career shortly and be placed in stud, he will be long remembered as an American hero.  Isn’t it nice to read about an athlete who didn’t use tricks or drugs or any other artificial help to win.  He just ran!Congratulations to Bob Baffert in drawing America together with a beautiful race horse!last_img

Cricket News Smriti Mandhana stars in India’s series-clinching triumph over New Zealand

first_imgMount Maunganui: Opener Smriti Mandhana led the chase for India with familiar panache after a feisty bowling performance that steered the side to a series-clinching eight-wicket triumph over New Zealand Women in the second one-dayer in Mount Maunganui on Tuesday. Opting to field, India produced an excellent effort to bowl out New Zealand for a paltry 161 in 44.2 overs before player of the match Mandhana (90 not out) and skipper Mithali Raj (63 not out) stitched a 151-run unbroken third-wicket stand to guide the team to an easy win. The duo resurrected the Indian run chase from 15 for 2 after the early loss of opener Jemimah Rodrigues (0) and Deepti Sharma (8).“It feels great but I think our bowlers deserved the player of the match award more than me. I will give it away to our bowlers, they did a great job to restrict New Zealand on a good wicket,” Mandhana said in the post-match presentation.The 22-year-old Mandhana has been in excellent form in recent times and Tuesday’s half-century was her eighth in the last 10 ODI innings. She hit 105 in the first match of the ongoing series.On Tuesday, she took just 82 deliveries in her unbeaten knock of 90. Raj, on the other hand, faced 111 deliveries in her sedate knock 63. But, she was a perfect counterfoil to the aggressive Mandhana. Raj completed the run chase in style with a six as India reached to 166 for 2 in 35.2 overs.“I am happy with the way the team is shaping up. I have always enjoyed batting in challenging conditions. It wasn’t easy, it required patience here. Smriti is in good form and somebody had to give her support,” Raj said.India have now taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match contest, which is part of the ICC Women’s Championship series. The visiting side beat New Zealand in the first one-dayer by nine wickets at the same venue on January 24. The third and final match of the series is scheduled to be held in Hamilton on February 1. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. It was a fitting revenge for the Indian team, which had lost the home leg of the ICC Women’s Championship series 1-2 to New Zealand during the last cycle that ran from 2014-2016.New Zealand are ranked second in the ICC Women’s Championship table and are guaranteed direct entry into the 50-over World Cup being the hosts. Just like the first match, India opted to field and shot New Zealand out for a paltry 161 with senior pacer Jhulan Goswami grabbing 3 wickets for 23 to lead the Indian bowling charge.The spin trio of Ekta Bisht, Poonam Yadav and Deepti Sharma, who had tormented New Zealand in India’s nine-wicket win in the first ODI, took two wickets each to stifle the Kiwi innings yet again.New Zealand captain Amy Satterthwaite top-scored with a 71 off 87 balls before she became Yadav’s first victim in the 34th over. But she got little support from her other team-mates. “Frustrated to be honest, not putting enough runs on the board. Just comes down to that really,” she said after the match.New Zealand made a disastrous start with opener Suzie Bates being dismissed for a nought off the fourth ball. The home side were 62 for 5 in the 21st over and despite a spirited effort from Satterthwaite, they were all out for 161 in 44.2 overs, failing to bat through their full quota of overs for the second time in a row. last_img read more

Union Vice President new GPHC Director

first_imgBoard reshuffleThe Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) has had its board reconfigured for the second time this year, this time replacing the representative of the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU).According to an order gazetted on June 9, First Vice President of the GPSU, Dawn Gardner, has been appointed as a director on the board of directors. She is replacing the previous union representative, Kemton Alexander.The remaining members of the board are Chairperson Kesaundra Alves, Dr. Holly Alexander, Collette Adams, Sonya Roopnauth and Cleopatra Barkoye. They will serve until January 31, 2019.GPHC has been facing several challenges over the past few months, including a medical malpractice lawsuit. This publication reported only days ago that two patients who were discharged from the hospital on Thursday have alleged that they were infected by doctors at the hospital, and have even accused the doctors of being ignorant.Jummal Pinder, a 22-year-old East Bank Demerara businessman, was involved in an accident on April 15 last, after a blow-out caused him to lose control of the car in which he was travelling, and it swerved off the road and eventually flipped, causing him to sustain a broken hip and leg, along with several bruises to his face and body.Pinder said he was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC), and was hospitalised for about three weeks. Doctors at the GPHC inserted steel in his leg in a surgery. However, a few days later, the leg became swollen and started to ooze. He was treated with antibiotics and sent away.He returned last Wednesday for a check-up, but was again sent away.Last Saturday, while experiencing excruciating pain, a high temperature and vomiting, he revisited the GPHC and was admitted at patient.While his condition is improving, he is upset at the way the doctors had handled his matter, since he believes he could have lost his leg because of their negligence.Another patient, a 34-year-old who hails from North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was also involved in an accident on March 10 last, when he was struck off his motorcycle by a car that had made a sudden turn.The father of one said he was taken to the hospital by the driver, and was treated and sent away.He said that while he was at home, his foot was developing an infection, which caused him to visit the GPHC on Monday last. He claims that the nurses sent him away, telling him they had a lot of work to do, and his clinic day was on Wednesday.The man complained that his foot had already developed an abscess, which burst on Tuesday and started bleeding.He said that before the doctors had inserted the screws into his foot, his bones were together in the X-ray test, but after they had operated on the foot again, the bone separated. He said the doctors did the surgery, but his condition worsened.With problems pertaining to medical ethics and quality of service, it will be up to the board to turn the hospital’s standards around.last_img read more

Chelsea v Man City: Costa back, Terry out

first_imgChelsea make a number of changes for the game against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge, with Diego Costa and keeper Thibaut Courtois among those coming back into the starting line-up.Costa is available again after suspension and leads the attack, while Willian also returns to the side. Skipper John Terry is out.City, meanwhile, are without Vincent Kompany and Raheem Sterling. Kevin De Bruyne plays against his former club.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Baba Rahman; Mikel, Fabregas; Willian, Loftus-Cheek, Pedro; Costa.Subs: Begovic, Miazga, Matic, Kenedy, Traore, Pato, Falcao.Man City: Hart; Zabaleta, Mangala, Otamendi, Kolarov, Fernandinho, Toure, Navas, De Bruyne, Nasri, Aguero.Subs: Caballero, Sagna, Demichelis, Fernando, Delph, Bony, Kelechi.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

NSA to Spy on U.S. Infrastructure: This Week in Online Tyranny

first_imgNSA to Spy on the Internet. The high-tech National Security Agency is establishing a program of covert surveillance of United States infrastructure facilities and on the Internet, according to the Wall Street Journal. The fantasmagorically creepy name they’ve chosen for it goes off like a warning siren. “The federal government is launching an expansive program dubbed ‘Perfect Citizen’ to detect cyber assaults on private companies and government agencies running such critical infrastructure as the electricity grid and nuclear-power plants, according to people familiar with the program.”China approves Google staying. Google threatened to pull out of China, less because of its tyranny than its tacit approval of hacking. It stopped its China service and redirected that URL to Google’s Hong Kong service. Now, it has agreed to put one more step between the Chinese consumers and unfiltered results. It’s important to remember, Google could have simply begun to render uncensored results on its China site. It did not. “Errors” in micro-blogging sites in China probably indicate government interference. Messages ranging from “beta” to “under maintenance” errors have begun showing up on half a dozen native micro-blogging services. Software allows dissidents to send hidden messages in Twitter messages and Flickr photos. The Collage program allows people a way around proxy servers and other easily shut-down avenues to speak freely online. If this works reliably, and can scale out to other shared-content sites, it could be a game-changer. However, as one online security specialist said to me, “Any government or organization, given enough time and enough money, can find anyone else online.”Egyptian blogger released. After over two years in prison, uncharged, Mus’ad Abu Fagr, proponent of Bedouin rights, was finally released on Tuesday. Welcome home, Mr. Fagr!Egyptian blogger goes on trial. Apparently worried about vacancy rates in their jails, Egypt is trying Amr Gharbeia this weekend before a criminal court in the Cairo district of Khalifeh on on politically-motivated cover-charges of insult, defamation, blackmail and “abuse of the Internet service.” Hundreds of influential Chinese bloggers’ accounts deleted. Popular Chinese blog service Sohu deleted over 100 bloggers’ accounts on July 14. Many are “influential public opinion leaders, political dissidents and citizen rights activists.” Photo of the Conciergerie by Ian Duffy Tags:#Government#international#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts curt hopkins Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Eggermans and Powerballs

first_imgAll prospects aren’t created equal.EggermanOne company I work with won an account called Eggerman. Over the course of a full year, they billed Eggerman $187. That’s all the money that Eggerman had to spend in their space, and they commanded 100% of Eggerman’s mind share and wallet share.Eggerman showed up in the win column. But Eggerman wasn’t a win. Truth be told, the two sales calls that the salesperson made on Eggerman cost three times as much as the company billed Eggerman. Eggerman was a waste of time and energy.PowerBallThis same group is working on another deal, this one is huge. Let’s call it PowerBall. This company uses an online vendor management system. The vendor management company views everything as a transaction, and it loads vendors into the system.The vendors all blindly bid for jobs. They never get to speak with anyone inside the company. They never get to create any value. They are unknown, and they have 0.0 percent chance of developing a preference for their offerings. But they are approved.PowerBall shows up in the win column. But PowerBall isn’t a win. You have the same chance of realizing the promise of PowerBall as your chances of winning the real PowerBall. Let’s call that 0.0 percent, or something close to it.Move UpstreamEggerman is an example of a company for whom you can create no value. They don’t really spend money in your space, and they don’t have the kinds of problems you can solve. This being true, there is no reason to call on Eggermans.PowerBall is an example of a prospective client where there is no way to profit from having won the business. It doesn’t matter how much money they spend, if you can’t really compete for the business. there is no reason to call on PowerBalls.Right now, look at your pipeline. Delete any “opportunity” that is either an Eggerman or a PowerBall. When your sales leader asks what happened to those deals, tell him there was nothing there and you are going to replace them with real opportunities. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

‘Beast mode’ Maraño named league ambassador

first_img“That’s my personality. I’m very vocal especially when I think I’m on the side of the truth,” Maraño told the Inquirer. The 24-year-old is playing for F2 Logistics in the coming PSL Grand Prix. “I speak out no matter what.”With almost 200,000 Twitter followers and a “Beast Mode, Don’t Care” attitude, Maraño said she hopes to inspire fellow players as well as volleyball fans to “give it their best and show the detractors how strong they are.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutA member of many national teams, Maraño has proven herself not only on the court where she stood her ground against taller, foreign players, but also against social media trolls who attacked the Philippine squad and the PSL.“Maybe it’s because I once defended the PSL against trolls, there was a time when I made a stand against so-called fans who were out of line,” said Maraño . QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort College leagues form sports ‘super group’ Aby Marano of F2 Logistics formally accepted the role as PSL Ambassador from Mika Reyes of PetronFor its latest ambassador, Philippine Superliga wanted somebody who represents “girl power, sisterhood and strength.”The league found all that—and more—in feisty middle blocker Aby Maraño.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:03Russian envoy invites PH firms to explore for oil, gas in Russia01:37Russian envoy: Putin accepts Duterte’s invitation to visit PH01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH She herself was surprised of the PSL’s choice of image model which used to lean on the likes of former ambassadors Mika Reyes, Cha Cruz and Gretchen Ho.“When I feel there’s a need to speak up, I never hesitate, of course I have to defend my teammates,” said Maraño. Read Next View commentslast_img read more

Slender win over Romania will keep France grounded: Dimitri Payet

first_imgFrance midfielder Dimitri Payet said the narrow 2-1 win against Romania would keep them grounded and make the team work harder in their bid to go far in the Euro football championship.The West Ham United player assisted Olivier Giroud to score and put in a brilliant left-footer himself as France won 2-1 in their Euro opener on Friday night.”The crowd helped – we know how important the points were,” Payet was quoted as saying by”Now we’re able to rest up and prepare for the second game. Had we won by two or three goals that might have misled us slightly.””The fact we won like that shows there won’t be any easy matches and we have to go out and win matches.”PAYET TO THE RESCUEPayet was himself surprised at the wonder goal he struck with just minutes to go in the game.”If someone had told me that it was going to be like that tonight I don’t think I would have believed it,” he said.The 29-year-old also admitted France found it difficult to break down Romania’s defence.”Yes, we were a bit timid and afraid of making mistakes in the opening quarter,” Payet said.”We came up against a side who were very good at defending.”last_img read more