Deborah Bolton, managing director of Riverside Bakery, part of Addo Food Group, has won East Midlands Chamber’s Businesswoman of the Year award. Riverside Bakery is the UK’s leading chilled quiche manufacturer. The Nottingham site has its own specialist manufacturing facility and development team.The awards celebrate the achievements of women across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire. Bolton was nominated by her colleagues to receive the award, in recognition of 10 years of growth and success at the Addo site in Nottingham, under her leadership.Samantha Hart, head of group HR at Addo Food Group, said: “Deborah is an inspiration to so many at Addo as she constantly drives the business forward and identifies opportunities that keep the site thriving.”Bolton said: “I was incredibly honoured to be nominated. More than 300 people work at our site in Nottingham, and each and every one works together as a team to help make the business the success it is.”Last September, Pork Farms Group rebranded as Addo Food Group, following the acquisition of the chilled savoury pastry business Kerry Foods.
What started as an intimate counterculture gathering became a major phenomenon, as Burning Man continues to attract new attendees on an annual basis. With the clear need for expansion, a mysterious group of donors has contributed over $6 million for the festival to purchase the nearby Fly Ranch in Gerlach, NV. Fly Ranch has 3,800 acres of land, and will eventually be opened by Burning Man for year-round gatherings.According to a video posted by Burning Man, “The site opens the door to new possibilities, new cultural experiments, and year-round art and innovation projects on a scale never before envisioned. And like Black Rock City, Fly Ranch will be a collaborative endeavor requiring a vast array of skills, ideas, and contributions… Fly Ranch is the next step in the grand experiment that is Burning Man.”Watch their video showcasing the new land, below.Interestingly, Burning Man does not own Black Rock Desert where the current festival is held annually, and pays $4 million for a permit to the site. It’s the largest such permit in America. Fly Ranch has been in the sights of Burning Man for years now, and the purchase of the new land paves the way for the festival’s expansion.“Our intention in the longer term is to have it more accessible or available, but we have a lot of work to do before we host anyone or anything there,” said spokeswoman Megan Miller. The land is currently undeveloped, but the plan for a year-round event should certainly motivate Burning Man’s staff to get the job done.[H/T Reno Gazette-Journal]
Last year, Dead & Company finished off 2015 strong with a four night run in California, spanning hotspots in San Francisco and Los Angeles leading up to New Year’s Eve. With the band in the midst of their summer tour now, their recently-announced partnership with nugs.net is already proving fruitful for the loyal ‘heads.As the band recently announced plans to share soundboard audio from each show and webcast select performances via nugs.net, Dead & Company is getting fans excited for the first webcast with some pro-shot video from last year’s performance at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. Taken from the 12/28/15 performance, this pro video of “Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower” sees the band firing on all cylinders. Bob Weir is in full force on the vocals, with John Mayer shredding it up on guitar and more!Check out the full video below.Dead & Company tour resumes tonight, June 16th, in Cincinnati, OH. Don’t miss them on the road!Edit this setlist | More Dead & Company setlists
Focusing on health and life sciences, cultural entrepreneurship, the food system, and innovation in sports, five student-led teams were named winners in the third annual Deans’ Challenges. Each of the four Deans’ Challenges awarded $55,000 to the winning teams and runners-up, for a total of $220,000.Sponsored by five deans and the director of athletics, and hosted by the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab), the challenges give Harvard students and fellows opportunities to create and develop solutions that can make a meaningful impact on people around the world. This year’s event combined the individual challenges to align more strongly with the cross-disciplinary focus of the challenges and the i-lab, and to foster University-wide collaboration around innovation and entrepreneurship.“The ideas, talents, and passion that the student teams from across the University bring to creating viable solutions have potential for significant global impact,” said Gordon Jones, the i-lab’s Evans Family Foundation managing director. “The i-lab has worked closely with the finalist teams to provide high-quality resources to support their ventures and help them make progress on bringing their ventures from idea to impact. The i-lab values its unique role operating at the intersection of entrepreneurship and innovation for students from across Harvard looking to further develop their ideas.”The previous challenges expanded to include the launch of this year’s Innovation in Sports Challenge and the Food System Challenge, based on the strong student interest in these areas. The 20 student-led teams participating in this year’s Deans’ Challenges Demo Day were selected from 161 proposals from across 13 Harvard Schools.“Each year as the Deans’ Challenges continue, we see a growth in participation, representing the desire of our community to have a worldwide impact in pressing areas of need,” said Dean Nitin Nohria of Harvard Business School. “The increased interest across these challenges highlights the boundary-crossing nature of our University, particularly within the student body.”“I saw firsthand through our Food System Challenge this year how the challenge process ignites imagination, collaboration, and focused excellence, along with excitement and fun,” said Dean Martha Minow of Harvard Law School. Following is a breakdown of the winning teams:Deans’ Health and Life Sciences ChallengeThe Bertarelli Foundation Grand Prize winner of the Deans’ Health and Life Sciences, LuminOva, was awarded $40,000. LuminOva aims to increase in vitro fertilization success rates by monitoring the viability of embryos.Two student teams were named runners-ups and awarded funding. Canary, a provider of ultra-sensitive point-of-care and home diagnostics, whose first product enables pregnancy detection hours after intercourse, received $10,000. Blue Therapeutics, a venture that is developing painkillers that relieve pain more potently than morphine but are not addictive, was awarded $5,000. Nohria and Dean Jeffrey Flier of Harvard Medical School are co-chairs of this challenge.Deans’ Cultural Entrepreneurship ChallengeIvory, a music education app that listens to you play an instrument, and then provides real-time analytics, targeted lessons, and “gamified” elements, was named the winner of the Deans’ Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge and was awarded $35,000.Runners-up include PACEE, a platform that connects artists and designers with the public needs and desires to sustain arts and promote arts education, and AREAL, a venue that provides alternate realities for people of all ages to indulge in a lot of fun and a lot of thinking.The co-chairs for this challenge are Nohria, Dean for the Arts and Humanities of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Diana Sorensen, and the Silkroad Project, a nonprofit arts organization affiliated with Harvard and led by cellist Yo-Yo Ma ’76.Deans’ Food System ChallengeTwo teams were named co-winners of the inaugural Deans’ Food System Challenge, and both were awarded $27,500. The winners are Coolify, a micro-cold-storage solution that improves post-harvest agriculture supply chains and reduces spoilage, and FOCUS Foods, an urban aquaponics farm that will be a self-sustaining, symbiotic fish and produce system serving the Philadelphia community. Minow and Dean Julio Frenk of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health are the co-chairs.Deans’ Innovations in Sports ChallengeThe Deans’ Innovation in Sports Challenge, another first-time contest, named Nix, a real-time, in-field, dehydration biosensor sweat patch as the winner and awarded the team $40,000. EuMotus, a venture that develops innovative biomechanical technologies to help optimize physical fitness and human body performance, was named runner-up and received $15,000. Nohria and Nichols Family Director of Athletics Bob Scalise are co-chairs.
Casella Waste Systems Inc,Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CWST), a regional solid waste, recycling, and resource management company, announced the closing of its previously announced redemption of all of its outstanding 9.75% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2013 (CUSIP Number 147448AB0) (the “Notes”) pursuant to their terms (the “Redemption”). In the Redemption the Company redeemed an aggregate of $28,170,000 in principal amount of Notes at a price of $1,000 per $1,000 in principal amount plus accrued and unpaid interest through March 9, 2011.About Casella Waste Systems, Inc.Casella Waste Systems is an integrated solid waste and resource management company headquartered in Rutland, Vermont. For further information, investors should contact Ned Coletta, vice president of finance and investor relations at (802) 772-2239; or visit Casella’s website at http://www.casella.com(link is external). RUTLAND, VT–(Marketwire – March 10, 2011) – Casella Waste Systems, Inc.
Two Tennessee hikers attempt FKT of Smokies trails to raise money for park Damascus, Va. adds self-guided, walking history tour An attorney representing the victims told reporters that they are working “for the whole community who wants and deserves to have clean air and a place that they can raise their kids and have their families and not have to worry on a day-to-day basis that somebody’s getting cancer.” Last year, authorities in Illinois closed another sterilization plant owned by Sterigenics outside Chicago. The company is also facing lawsuits over the ethylene oxide emissions from that plant. The money will fund two seasonal rangers who will implement a robust PSAR program, according to East’s blog. “This program will undoubtedly save lives,” East says. Follow their progress on East’s Facebook page. Six cancer victims are suing the operators of two Atlanta-area medical sterilization plants over their use of a gas containing toxic levels of ethylene oxide. The victims claim emissions from the Sterigencs plants caused their breast cancer and leukemia, Greenwire reports. Ethylene oxide was classified as a human carcinogen in 2016. The project was funded entirely by donations. “Hundreds of people walk by these [landmarks] every day,” said town historian Richard Smith. “[The signs] give a real view of what it was like here more than 100 years ago.” Damascus, Va., known to Appalachian Trail aficionados as “the friendlies town on the Appalachian Trail,” has added a self-guided walking trail highlighting the rich history of the town. The self-guided tour includes 12 custom-designed signs placed along a 2-mile stretch in town at locations of historical importance. Sunrise Landscape Great Smoky Mountains National Park Gatlinburg TN – courtesy of Getty Images by WerksMedia Two hikers from Tennessee plan to walk over 900 miles and raise $60,000 for Great Smoky Mountains National Park Preventative Search and Rescue. Nancy East and her hiking partner Chris Ford are attempting a fastest known time (FKT) attempt of hiking all the trails in the national park. Along the way, the duo plan to raise $60,000 for preventative search and rescue programs. Cancer patients sue over emissions from Ga. Plants
As of Monday, eight people have recovered from the disease, while five have died.At least four other Indonesian provinces, namely Yogyakarta, Bali, North Sulawesi and West Kalimantan, have recorded COVID-19 cases.Yurianto further said in the press briefing that hospitalized COVID-19 patients would no longer be treated in separate rooms, except for patients with preexisting illnesses needing special equipment.“Most COVID-19 patients don’t need special equipment, so they will be put in the same room, but we have to first ensure that they’re all positive [for COVID-19],” he said, citing China’s method of treating COVID-19 patients on beds in a gymnastics hall.The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday that the coronavirus — which has been declared a global pandemic — had spread to 143 countries or territories, with nine countries reporting their first cases. At least 5,735 people have died of COVID-19 worldwide, but more than 73,900 have recovered.Some prominent figures around the world – from celebrities to high-ranking officials — have tested positive for the virus, including Indonesian Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi. (aly)Topics : The government has announced 17 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 134 as of Monday afternoon.”Fourteen [new] cases were [reported] in Jakarta, one in West Java, one in Central Java and one in Banten,” Health Ministry Disease Control and Prevention Director General Achmad Yurianto told a press briefing on Monday.Yurianto did not reveal further details on the cases – such as the patients’ age, gender, nationality or the place of virus transmission – instead pointing the public to information on the Health Ministry’s website.
January 27, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Joins PCCD at Opioid Symposium, Discusses Wolf Administration Efforts to Combat Heroin Epidemic Government That Works, Press Release, Substance Use Disorder Camp Hill, PA – Governor Tom Wolf joined the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) today at the commission’s 2016 Opioid Symposium, entitled “Prevention, Intervention, Treatment, and Recovery.” The governor joined Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Chairman Josh Shapiro, Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Gary Tennis, and professionals in the law enforcement and healthcare fields to discuss statewide efforts to combat the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania.“This is the largest event focused on combating the heroin epidemic that my administration has undertaken so far,” said Governor Wolf. “I am proud of the work my administration has done together so far. Last year, we made many strides in the fight against heroin.”The Wolf Administration has made the fight against heroin a top priority. Some of the administration’s initiatives include: signing a statewide standing order for naloxone, making it possible for all Pennsylvanians to access this life-saving drug; equipping the Pennsylvania State Police with naloxone, so that those troopers who are first on the scene of an overdose can have another tool on-hand during these emergencies; training Pennsylvania Capitol Police to administer and carry naloxone; and supporting the use of naloxone at schools across the commonwealth.In addition to these actions, the Wolf Administration is currently working to develop the ABC-MAP prescription drug monitoring program to detect and prevent prescription fraud and abuse, which contribute to addiction. This program was the recipient of two federal grants last year: the 2015 federal Harold Rogers grant for $409,000 and a CDC grant of $900,000 to enhance, maximize, and support the implementation of ABC-MAP.The 2016 Opioid Symposium was conceived by the PCCD after the commission was approached by county level officials who were eager to gather more information from the state on how they could combat the heroin epidemic in their communities. The PCCD went on to convene meetings with other state agencies in order to bring together state and local law enforcement and health care officials to jointly address the issue at the symposium.“Every drug overdose death is preventable. The only we can win this fight is by working together to implement prevention, intervention, and treatment strategies, ” said PCCD Chairman Josh Shapiro. “That is why today is so important. Today we have brought together officials from all across Pennsylvania who are committed to working with us to stem the tide of this epidemic. I would like to thank Governor Wolf for the leadership he has shown on this issue.”At the symposium, Wolf Administration officials, district attorneys, judges, doctors, drug and alcohol specialists, and academic experts from the University of Pittsburgh and Penn State hosted panels to address the prevention, intervention, and treatment of opioid addiction and abuse. County officials then worked to develop individual strategic plans based off of this information.“Today, as you brainstorm strategies to combat the heroin epidemic in your counties, remember that you are the folks who have been on the front lines of this issue for years now,” said Governor Wolf. “You are the best team to fight this epidemic. My administration supports you.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf
The home at 25 Lookout Place, Narangba.THIS spacious family home with a private bushland setting is on the market in Narangba. The five-bedroom property at 25 Lookout Place is in the sought after Creekside Estate. Deborah Ney bought the home in 2012 for the peaceful location and spacious house. “Since I’ve been in this house, I’ve had my three daughters and six grandkids living here at different times. It’s perfect for families and kids. “My grandkids can even walk to schools from here and, when they moved house, they could walk here after school until their mums could pick them up.” The backyard at 25 Lookout Place, Narangba.The home is within walking distance to Narangba Valley Primary School and Narangba Valley High School. “It’s in a great location,” Ms Ney said. “It’s close to Brisbane, close to the Sunshine Coast, close to North Lakes and close to local shops.” The property is being marketed by Karen Marlow of Harcourts Burpengary. One of the living areas at 25 Lookout Place, Narangba.The house has four large living areas and a spacious, modern kitchen with breakfast bar, stone benchtops, plenty of bench and cupboard space and a new induction cooktop and oven. The master bedroom has a big ensuite and walk-in robe while three of the remaining bedrooms are queen size. The fifth bedroom could be used as a study. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“My bedroom (the master) is my favourite part of the house,” Ms Ney said. The kitchen at 25 Lookout Place, Narangba.“I’m going to hate leaving it. It’s got a large walk-in dressing room and an extra-large ensuite. “I’m selling to downsize so I won’t get another bedroom of this size.” Outside there is a covered entertaining area, established vegetable gardens and fruit trees. Ms Ney said because the home backs on to bushland it was not unusual to see koalas, glow-worms and native birds close to the property.