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Coburg modernises

first_imgCoburg Coffee Company is relaunching two of its major brands this year, Langdons of London and Giovanni Rizzi. The company has redesigned the brands to give them a more modern look.The Langdons of London range of traditional roast and ground coffees is available in a variety of whole bean and ground coffee blends.The company is offering wireless hotspots to any coffee outlet ordering 8kg or more of its Giovanni Rizzi brand per month. The company’s research suggests that free access wireless hotspots increase an outlet’s customer base and turnover by at least 8% and as much as 25% in some cases. The package includes free branded marketing material, 24-hour remote monitoring and a plug and play set-uplast_img

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Press release: Merseyside drivers urged not to risk road workers’ lives

first_imgOn average there are nearly 300 incidents a week of road users driving into coned-off construction areas, risking the lives of road workers who are busy improving England’s 4,300 miles of motorways and major A roads. They included over 1,200 incidents in the North West alone during a three-month period last year.Phil Tyrrell, Highways England Project Manager for the Switch Island scheme, said: This is a complex engineering scheme which will result in much better journeys through the junction, and our road workers should be able to concentrate on the job they’re doing. We’ve deliberately planned the project so that sections of the junction are only closed overnight when traffic levels are much lower, and clearly-signed diversions are in place to help drivers get to their destinations. Drivers who selfishly and illegally ignore the closures to force their way through are putting both their lives and those of our road workers at risk – all to save a few minutes on their journeys. Contractors for Highways England have reported 23 separate incidents in the past two months where road users have driven into the roadworks for the £3 million improvement project at Switch Island, where the M57, M58 and three A roads all join together.Incidents have included a lorry driver who travelled through the construction area without stopping forcing road workers to quickly get out of the way, a motorcyclist who swerved around a worker when he tried to stop the driver to explain the dangers, and the driver of a 4×4 who swore at a worker who tried to offer advice before driving away.Drivers are now being warned that their details will be passed on to Merseyside Police and they could face prosecution if they deliberately ignore roads closures to try and save time on their journeys.Karl Sandiford, 48 from Bolton, has worked on the motorways for 18 years. The married father-of-one is a site supervisor for Highways England contractor Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald and is currently working nights at Switch Island. He said: We get frequent incidents where drivers break through our road closures. Most are people who simply do not care and ignore the cones and signs that are installed to protect us. We have enough to think about while getting the job done. What I and everyone else working, not just on this site but anywhere on the motorway network, can do without is the chance that we could get run over. We’ve all got families and it only takes a second for someone to be hit by a vehicle that shouldn’t be there, and then that’s that person’s life and their family’s lives ruined. The Switch Island improvement scheme includes changes to the road layout and lane markings, new barriers between carriageways, coloured high friction surfaces, better signs and a new 400 metre shared cycle path.Airport-runway-style LED lights are also being installed in the road surface which will light up when traffic lights turn green so drivers can clearly see which lane they should follow.And new signs will be displayed on three new gantries over the A5036 Dunnings Bridge Road, A59 Ormskirk Road and A5758 Brooms Cross Road to help drivers get into the correct lane to continue their journeys.More details on the scheme are available via the project web page.General enquiriesMembers of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.Media enquiriesJournalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.last_img read more

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A Phish Phan Jumped On Stage And Jammed With Jon Fishman Last Night [Watch]

first_imgLast night, Phish treated fans to a number of tour debuts, as well as the second version of “Fluffhead” on this summer’s tour. Playing the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, ME, one fan got a little too excited during the “Fluffhead,” finding his way on stage during the song. The fan brought his own drum sticks with him, and jammed with Jon Fishman for a few seconds before being escorted off by security.Watch the whole thing go down below.last_img

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Watch Inishmaan’s Daniel Radcliffe on Broadway Love & Tony Snubs

first_imgThe Cripple of Inishmaan headliner Daniel Radcliffe stopped by CBS This Morning to discuss everything from Gary Oldman’s nudity advice to his adoration for Broadway. “You guys have the most bustling, exciting, theater district in the world,” Radcliffe says. While the Tony nominating committee may not have recognized his acclaimed performance for a third time this season, Radcliffe keeps his head up, assuring us, “it’s not going to stop me from coming back.” And while he may be known for playing a certain boy wizard, the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner seems to be keeping his eye on the stage: “As much as Potter was responsible for the first part of my career, I do think Broadway can take a lot of credit for the next.” Take a look at his interview below! Star Files View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on July 20, 2014 Related Shows The Cripple of Inishmaan Daniel Radcliffelast_img read more

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Referral marketing statistics don’t lie

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr At RewardStream, we have repeatedly highlighted referral marketing as one of the most successful of all marketing methods—if not the most successful. With a small cost to the marketer and a high potential for reward, referral marketing can deliver one of the highest returns on investment by leveraging your most loyal customers to become active brand evangelists.If you are like most marketers, though, you want to see the statistics behind referral marketing before you launch a program of your own. With that thought in mind, we have compiled a variety of statistics and research from reputable sources into one comprehensive rundown of the benefits of referral marketing. These numbers don’t just show that referral marketing is successful, but they also give an explanation for why it is successful.The Power of ReferralsIn 2013, Nielsen published a report called “Under the Influence: Customer Trust in Advertising.” The study wasn’t focused singularly on referral marketing, but many of the findings provided compelling evidence that referral marketing is indeed among the most powerful forms of marketing. The question that the study was asking was a fairly straightforward one: which types of advertising are people most likely to trust. Nielsen surveyed an undisclosed number of “global respondents” from 58 countries to find the answer. What topped the list? “Recommendations from people I know,” with an 84% trust rate. continue reading »last_img read more

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Compliance: 2020 thresholds for higher-priced mortgages, Regs Z, M

first_imgThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other federal agencies have announced thresholds for certain regulations for 2020. This includes for higher-priced mortgage loans made during calendar year 2020 and Regulations Z and M for consumer credit and lease transactions.The threshold for exempting loans from special appraisal requirements for higher-priced mortgage loans during 2020 will increase to $27,200 in 2020, up from $26,700, effective Jan. 1. This is based on the annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) as of June 1, 2019.The CPI-W also determines the dollar thresholds for determine exempt consumer credit and lease transactions under Regulation Z (which regulates the Truth in Lending Act) and Regulation M (which regulates the Consumer Leasing Act). continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Are you proud of your credit union?

first_imgPride in their job and pride for your credit union is something you unequivocally expect from your employees.  You want them to be loyal.  You want them to be excited about the credit union and share it with anyone and everyone.But I am going to ask you a hard question right now.  Are you, the leader of the credit union, as equally excited to share your credit union with the members who want and need you?Let’s say you are at a restaurant enjoying a meal with your spouse (and you’re the CEO of your credit union), and the waiter is asking what you do for a living.  You say, “I work for a bank.”The waiter, working at this restaurant to subsidize his income because he is an entrepreneur at his growing company, is hustling to build a better life for himself and his family.  He begins asking if you do small business loans.Not even looking him in the eye, you say “you have to qualify for membership and we don’t work with very many businesses,” trying to end the interaction.Serving people in any industry isn’t always convenient and on your timeline.  Peoples’ financial needs are always on their mind…not just when the credit union is open.  They may not be the “ideal member” you have in your mind.  They may have more than one job to support their family.  They may be drowning in debt or they may be recovering from a big financial tragedy and are starting to fight their way back.I will end with a second hard question: If you were a fly on the wall at the restaurant witnessing that conversation between the waiter and one of your employees, would you be upset with them?  Would you see the pride for your credit union that you expect them to have?Pride, enthusiasm, inspiration, and excitement are all attributes that can and should be developed daily among employees at all levels.  Credit unions continue to have the best brand story of any industry (yes I may be biased) because credit unions do all of the things that members need and want but they do it with fewer financial and human resources.  Which means you work harder.Why do you work harder?  Because you have a heart for the mission of your credit union.  And how should that work make you feel?  Proud. 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Amanda Thomas Amanda is founder and president of TwoScore, a firm that channels her passion for the credit union mission and people to help credit unions under $100 million in assets reach … Web: www.twoscore.com Detailslast_img read more

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Local meteorologist travels to Australia to help aid effort fighting fires

first_img“I’ve been dispatched to United States wildfires occasionally throughout most of my National Weather Service career and so I was approached about going and I feel like I really couldn’t turn down this offer to help,” said Pellerito. “I hope I’m making my country, and my children, and my family proud in being a small part of helping with something much bigger than ourselves,” said Pellerito. Being there first-hand, Mark has seen the hardships the Australian people have faced. “Before I came down here to Australia, the largest fire I’ve personally dealt with was about a quarter million acres. There are many, many of those here. One of them is well over a million acres,” said Pellerito. Along with Australian forecasters, and several others from the US, they get to work right away each day. “We get right to work tailoring a detailed forecast for each fire that we’re assigned. We also have to identify what is the most important, very few things that need to be very clearly communicated for each fire. Wind shifts, extreme fire danger,” said Pellerito. Though he missed the holidays with his family, it makes him feel honored to be able to help. (WBNG) — After another year of intense heat and drought, Australian officials expected quite a fire season this year. Once the blazes started, they called for the help of experienced fire weather forecasters like Mark Pellerito. Even in his extensive experience, Mark has never seen fires as massive as this. “The smoke is everywhere, the news is everywhere. You find out of another firefighter death and you’re just, you feel, you know, at times a little bit paralyzed mentally with this. You’re just like, oh my gosh, this is crazy,” said Pellerito. No doubt, we’d say you have Mark.last_img read more

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COVID-19: The latest in Delaware County

first_imgTotal positive cases: 6 (3 transferred)In mandatory isolation: 4In precautionary quarantine: 5In mandatory quarantine: 13Total tested: 101Negative test results: 77Pending test results: 15 As of Friday, March 27, Delaware County released the following information: For more coronavirus coverage, click here. DELAWARE COUNTY N.Y. (WBNG) — The Delaware County Health Department confirmed six positive cases of the coronavirus on Friday. Check the Delaware County Health Department website for updates.last_img

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Manoora homes snapped up quickly as investors see value for money

first_img9 Silkwood Cl, Manoora.A NEAT Manoora home that was snapped up in a fortnight for under $300,000 highlights growing investor interest in the western Cairns suburb.Data released by realestate.com.au shows the fastest-selling suburbs nationwide during the six months to February 28.Manoora tops the list for Cairns houses, with properties staying on the market for an average of 58 days.The data is based on the number of days properties are advertised on realestate.com.au.A three-bedroom home on Silkwood Cl, Manoora, was sold last December by RE/MAX Cairns for $293,000.“We had it under contract within two weeks, it was picked up by a local investor,” said selling agent Ray Murphy.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days ago“It all comes back to pricing; if properties are well priced they will be far more likely to sell.“Manoora is a very affordable suburb close to the city; some of its areas are good while others don’t have the best reputation.“The suburb caters for first homeowners, growing families and investors.“There have been great turnouts at open homes and auctions in Manoora, mainly because it’s just so affordable and attractive for investors.” Manoora is followed by Kanimbla (60 days), Redlynch (63) and Bayview Heights (65).Mr Murphy said Kanimbla and Bayview Heights appealed to a “very different market”.“These are areas that mainly cater for families, with a lot of the sales driven by emotion,” he said. When it comes to unit sales, Parramatta Park tops the list with an average of 42 days on the market. Trailing the inner-city suburb are Edge Hill (43 days) and Bungalow (48).last_img read more