A taste of doughnut luxury

first_imgKrispy Kreme UK has launched a new patisserie doughnut range, featuring three “luxurious” additions.The new Coffee Swirl doughnut is filled with a smooth coffee crème and iced and decorated with a chocolate spiral and mocha bean. The Belgian Chocolate variety is filled with Belgian chocolate, hand-dipped in chocolate icing and topped with a white chocolate fan. And the Black Forest doughnut has a cherry filling and is topped with a maraschino cherry and chocolate shavings.The range will be available until 10 May 2009, in all Krispy Kreme stores and Tesco in-store cabinets.RRP: £1.45www.krispykreme.co.uklast_img read more


Applications open for South Bend’s 2020 Lamppost Lighting Program

first_img Previous articlePolice searching for missing South Bend manNext articleElkhart City Councilman resigning Brooklyne Beatty Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Google+ TAGS20/20applicationsIndianaLamppost Lighting ProgramopenresidentialSouth Bend (Photo Supplied/City of South Bend) South Bend homeowners can now apply for the 2020 Lamppost Lighting Program.The program assists homeowners with lighting enhancements in their neighborhoods by offering easy self-install, solar-powered lampposts for residential front yards.The City has selected two target areas for the program based on income, the number of vacant lots and the need for lighting in the neighborhood. Those who live within target areas will pay a lower share of total cost.Within target areas, homeowners pay 10% of total lamppost cost: $50.00Outside target areas, homeowners pay 50% of total lamppost cost: $250.00Applications are open now through Friday, July 31. To apply, visit southbendin.gov/lamppost. Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Applications open for South Bend’s 2020 Lamppost Lighting Program By Brooklyne Beatty – July 8, 2020 0 565 IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebooklast_img read more


President’s Innovation Challenge names finalists

first_imgThe Harvard Innovation Labs recently announced the 15 finalists for this year’s President’s Innovation Challenge, drawing from a pool that more than doubled last year’s team entries. The 2018 challenge presents Harvard students with an opportunity to engage with pressing social issues and turn their ideas into impactful, real-world ventures.“Every spring for the last six years, I have had the pleasure of learning about students’ inspiring ideas for improving people’s lives,” said Harvard President Drew Faust. “There is an ever-growing desire among our students to collaborate on potential solutions to complex problems, and I look forward to seeing interest in innovation and cross-disciplinary problem-solving continue to thrive at the University for many years to come.”This year, more than 400 teams entered business plans in the competition, doubling the 2017 record of 200 teams. The finalists were selected by a committee of more than 100 judges with a wide array of industry experiences.This year’s finalists are:Social Impact or Cultural Enterprise TrackCoding It Forward — Created the Civic Digital Fellowship, a fully-funded technology internship program for federal agencies that exposes the next generation of digital leaders to public service.Jump Credit — Helping nonprofits provide free, instant, personalized credit advice to low-income, economically vulnerable clients.Mozambique School Lunch Initiative — Investing in in community-owned school lunch programs to improve childhood nutrition in Mozambique.OZÉ — Empowering small business to make data-driven decisions that improve their performance.Trey — Enabling future college athletes to develop their leadership potential, so they can use sports as a springboard to lifetime success.Health or Life Science TrackAUGMENTx — Using augmented reality and digital health to provide year-round access to immersive rehab therapy.PionEar — Revolutionizing the treatment of ear infections with the first implant that efficiently delivers drugs directly to the middle and inner ear.synXpro — Engineering symbiotic bacteria from the human microbiome for sustained, tissue-targeted delivery of protein biologics.Theraoptix — A contact lens capable of delivering medication directly to the eye.X-Cor Therapeutics — Developing the first low-flow extracorporeal CO2 removal (ECCOR) circuit that enables cheaper and safer ECCOR therapy for ICU and outpatient patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.Open TrackAday Technologies — A marketplace that encompasses recruiting, training, scheduling, and managing blue-collar hourly workers.FinWeGo — A workplace financial wellness platform that helps employers provide affordable, convenient and responsible credit to their employees.STEMgem — Device toolkits that allow socially motivated learners to build real, useful, and relevant technology.Zoba — Using machine learning to predict human behavior in cities to help organizations make decisions about locational strategy, resource allocation, and risk.ZY4 — Creating the world’s first patented, post-quantum encryption technology and distributed cryptographic ledger.Winners will be announced during the President’s Innovation Challenge Award Ceremony on May 2. The winners will share $310,000 in Bertarelli Foundation Prizes. Grand prize winners in each category will receive $75,000, while three runner-up teams will win $25,000. Additionally, a $10,000 “crowd favorite” will be decided during the ceremony.Last year’s President’s Innovation Challenge grand prize winners were UrSure, which helps protect vulnerable patients from HIV; Upsolve, a bankruptcy filing solution; and Lightmatter, which is developing an optical AI accelerator and framework.“What impresses me most about this year’s finalists is their vision,” said Jodi Goldstein, executive director of the Harvard Innovation Labs. “Whether they’re working in a newer field like blockchain, or addressing medical challenges that have existed since the beginning of time, all of the teams are bringing fresh, inventive thinking to issues facing humanity.”last_img read more


Improving millennials’ financial literacy with mobile technology

first_imgby: Jason AldermanThe global growth of handheld digital devices among younger people is transforming the way consumers are getting their information in general, and financial information in particular.On April 15, the 2015 Financial Literacy Summit, co-hosted by Visa Inc. and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, brought together senior international financial literacy experts to discuss how mobile technology can improve financial literacy for today’s young adults.“Millennials” refers to the demographic born between 1980 and 2000, representing the largest group of individuals using mobile banking applications. At 18 percent, millennials are also the biggest cohort partaking in Internet browsing, emailing, searching, social networking and news consumption on a smartphone or tablet. By comparison, only 5 percent of 35- to 54-year-olds and 3 percent of those 55 years and older are using mobile devices exclusively.Amando M. Tetangco Jr., the governor of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the central bank of the Philippines, told the audience that young Filipino adults are “struggling more than their older counterpart groups with regard to budgeting” and retirement planning, but he said he is still optimistic: “I believe there are certain characteristics of millenials that provide opportunities to build [their financial capabilities]. They have a desire for change.” Such change, he said, should be driven by data, and policy should be made personal and tied to technology solutions embraced by younger citizens. continue reading » 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


Governor Wolf Issues Statement on Lockdown of State Prisons

first_img August 29, 2018 Governor Wolf Issues Statement on Lockdown of State Prisons Press Release,  Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf issued the following statement on today’s decision by the Department of Corrections to lock down the 25 state correctional institution because of multiple recent incidents of staff sickened by substances:“Pennsylvania’s corrections officers put themselves in harm’s way to make our commonwealth safer, and it is up to us to provide them protection from harm. I spoke to Sec. Wetzel today and they continue to work diligently to address the emerging issue of synthetic drugs in our prison system, and my office and I have been supporting his efforts. Today’s action to lock down all of the state’s correctional facilities is a necessary step to ensure the safety of our officers and provide the department the opportunity to assess and control the situation.“It is our responsibility to keep all commonwealth employees safe while at work so that they return home each day to their families. I have confidence that the Department of Corrections, working with state agency partners and law enforcement, will determine the cause or causes of the recent sickening of staff and put in place the necessary protections and procedures to ensure staff safety.”center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more


Chirn Park cottage has been brought to life with a modern renovation

first_img8 Chirn Lane, Chirn Park.“We repainted the inside and outside, put in new carpet and added a lot of contemporary fixtures.” On a 562sq m block, the home has an outdoor deck which opens to the main living area. The open-plan kitchen overlooks the dining area and backyard. The property also features an electric gate. Lambert Willcox Estate Agents Broadbeach agents, Jesse Wilcox and Mitchell Lambert home will take the property to auction on April 29 at 10am 8 Chirn Lane, Chirn Park.THIS contemporary Chirn Park cottage was a home-away-from-home for homeowner and retired construction manager Steven Bennett. The civil engineer bought the home with his wife Debbie 10 years ago.“I lived in Darwin and all across Australia for work but we needed a home that would be perfect for Debbie and my daughter when I wasn’t around. 8 Chirn Lane, Chirn Park.The couple said they have spent the past two years doing renovations and creating a modern home.“We didn’t do any major extensions because the structure was open and let in fantastic breezes,” the father-of-one said. center_img 8 Chirn Lane, Chirn ParkMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“This house was quaint, and big enough for the girls but it was also really secure.“The home was more for my wife and while we looked at Burleigh we were surprised at how peaceful this home was but it was located in such a bustling neighbourhood with cafes.” The two-bedroom home comes with two bathrooms and two car spaces and has an open plan design.last_img read more


Landmark home being offered at a $300,000 discount

first_imgFormer Fone Zone CEO David McMahon with his wife Tracey have slashed the asking price for their historic Hamilton Hill to less than what they paid 18-months ago. Photo: Lyndon MechielsenAs beautiful homes go, Cremorne, located at 34 Mullens St, Hamilton, would top the list for some Brisbane-property watchers, but it’s proving a tough sell for its owners.“Cremorne” at 34 Mullens Street, Hamilton is a landmark colonial property.Fone Zone co-founder David McMahon and wife, Jane, have been looking to offload their circa 1905 home since September 2016, and have just slashed the asking price to $6,350,000.That’s $25,000 less than the McMahons paid in December 2015, according to CoreLogic records.A move to Aspen, Colarado has prompted the couple to reduce their price, according to Place Bulimba managing director, Sarah Hackett.Cremorne sits high on Hamilton Hill with stunning 180 degree river and city views from its a 2435sq m allotment.The home’s position provides picture-book views.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoThe award-winning, two-level home is a classic colonial that was extensively renovated, including a heritage approved pavilion extension.Cremorne has been extensively renovated, including a contemporary extension. Photo: Lyndon Mechielsen“Receiving the 2009 State Residential Architecture Houses Award its exquisite internal features include stained glass windows, 13 foot high ceilings, three fireplaces, chandeliers and polished timber flooring,” according to its agent’s listing.Immaculate finishes throughout the formal and informal areas are part of the home’s rich history according to the agent. Photo: Lyndon MechielsenThe home included five-bedrooms, four-bathrooms, formal and informal living spaces as well as a 3000-bottle wine cellar, gym and media room.UNBELIEVABLE ASKING PRICE FOR THIS SUNNYBANK PROPERTYOutdoor entertaining feeds onto a swimming pool and landscaped gardens.Cremorne is a marriage of colonial and contemporary living. Photo: Lyndon MechielsenRiverfront commuters on Kingsford Smith Dve can spot the home’s landmark front verandah with double-rotunda profile.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclairlast_img read more


UK pensions regulator, Arcadia row over details of BHS sale

first_img“This evidence of Ms Titcomb has been widely reported in the press, but it is incorrect,” Goldman said.He went on to detail how TPR was informed of Arcadia’s desire to sell BHS, and noted that the regulator sought – and was granted – an “urgent” meeting a week before the sale was announced to clarify how the sale could impact the BHS schemes.“Specifically,” the letter adds, “in relation to the BHS pension schemes, [Arcadia chairman] Sir Philip [Green] expressed his strong wish to agree a sustainable solution, and there was a discussion as to the possibility of implementing a restructuring with the approval of TPR.”The chairman of the work and pensions select committee, Labour MP Frank Field, said the letter was an “important intervention”, and that the central message was “disturbing”.Responding to the letter, a TPR spokesperson said that, while it did conduct the meeting with Arcadia, it was not given “sufficient information” to gauge the impact of the sale on the pension fund.The regulator also noted that companies hoping to conduct a sale were able to apply for a clearance statement if there were concerns about the sale’s impacting a fund.However, it noted that Arcadia did not approach it for such a clearance statement.“Given our concerns regarding the BHS pension scheme and the circumstance relating to the sale, and in the absence of clearance, we opened an anti-avoidance investigation, which superseded our earlier valuation investigation,” the spokesperson added.TPR confirmed last month it was investigating the collapse of BHS. Arcadia Group, the former owner of UK retailer BHS, has criticised the Pensions Regulator (TPR) over evidence given to a parliamentary committee, arguing the regulator’s chief executive made inaccurate statements.In a letter to the work and pensions select committee and the business, innovation and skills committee, Arcadia company secretary Adam Goldman criticised Lesley Titcomb, chief executive of TPR.Titcomb was speaking to the joint parliamentary committee about the combined £571m (€734m) buyout deficit left in the two BHS defined benefit schemes following the sponsor’s collapse – a hearing that saw suggestions that the regulator lacked the “teeth” to enforce existing laws.Goldman criticised Titcomb for saying the regulator only learned of Arcadia’s decision to sell BHS to Retail Acquisition when deal was made public in March 2015.last_img read more


Video: Wheatstone LNG from FID to first LNG

first_imgLNG World News Staff Image courtesy of BechtelChevron’s Wheatstone LNG project located 12 kilometers west of Onslow in Western Australia started producing liquefied natural gas earlier this week. The project’s engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning contractor, Bechtel, on Friday released a video, showing the project’s journey from the final investment decision to first LNG.Chevron added in its statement earlier in the week that the project will dispatch the first cargo in the coming weeks, while the second liquefaction train is set to start producing LNG between March and May next year.At full capacity, the two liquefaction trains will be producing 8.9 million tons per annum of LNG.The construction on the Wheatstone project did not go smoothly as well as the LNG project experienced delays in module deliveries. These delays had resulted in an increase of Wheatstone project costs to $34 billion as compared to $29 billion in the original 2011 estimate.Wheatstone LNG is a joint venture between Australian units of Chevron (64.14 percent), Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (13.4 percent), Woodside (13 percent), and Kyushu Electric Power Company (1.46 percent), together with PE Wheatstone, part-owned by JERA (8 percent).last_img read more


Lady Twisters Netters Racking Up Victories

first_imgOldenburg Academy  defeated  Eest Central 4-1 on Thursday (5-8).1 singles: Sarah Wilder def Alyssa DeFiglio 6-0, 6-42 singles: Molly Rippe def Alexia Lamberdines 6-4, 3-6, 6-33 singles: Sophia Imereni def Ashley Sedler 6-0 6-2 (lone EC win)1 doubles Ella Lamping/Claire Dickey def Abby Ashton/ LauraKuebel 6-4 6-12 doubles Ivy and Margaret Glaser def Morgan Weber/Gwen Kern 8-2 3-6 7-6 (2)JV winners for OA included Taylor McGraw and Melinda ZitnickOA defeated  Franklin County 3-2  on Wednesday (5-7).Varsity winners were Wilder, Lamping/Dickey and Glaser/GlaserJV winners included Meghan Gray, Zoe Brown, Melinda Zitnick, Andrea Rinck and Taylor McGraw.OA defeated Waldron 3-2 on Monday (5-5).Varsity winner were Wilder, Lamping/Dickey and Glaser/GlaserJV winners were Zitnick and McGrawOA Season Record: 8-3.Submitted by OA Coach Mark Wilder.last_img read more