New labelling system at The Co-operative

first_imgThe Co-op group is to roll out an in-store labelling system for its bakery products following a successful trial. Pre-printed labels were replaced with a print-as-you-bake function as part of a pilot scheme in 10 stores, with results showing a range of improvements. Costs and wastage were cut due to pre-printed labels no longer being stored, produced and distributed from a central point. There was also an improvement in product availability as no time was wasted pre-ordering labels. The new system will now be rolled out to 150 stores.The system comprises a touchscreen and thermal printer, with staff calling up products via an image on the screen. They can then print a specified number of bar-coded labels, with the date, price and product information for The Co-operative’s standard range of baked goods and pastries, as well as its Truly Irresistible range.A further 350 stores will be adapted as part of the company’s two-year store refit programme, which includes the enhancement of the bakery offering to customers under The Co-operative Bakery.Steve Bond, the Group’s Food IS head of solutions and service said: “What was seen as a simple IS development has enabled the business to enhance the customer experience of the brand in our food stores while making cost savings.”last_img read more

East Pattaya Sunday Pool League

first_imgKull Bar75253381510 Khao Noi Sports Bar6152949-202 Honey Pot A76159322712 One Step Beyond7163655-192 Black Moonies7524843510 Brass Monkey7434348-58 Results & Standings Oct. 29 (week 7) Flintstones6153147-162 Honey Pot B6243642-64 TeamPWLFA+/-Pts The Pride76157342312 Beaver Boozers76159322712 Lucky Time7254348-54 Queen Maxima7163259-272 Moonies A6152949-202 Blue Moose76156352112 Results: Honey Pot A 4 – 9 The Pride, Kull Bar 9 – 4 Brass Monkey, Lucky Time 6 – 7 Blue Moose, One Step Beyond 5 – 8 Black Moonies, Queen Maxima 3 – 10 Beaver Boozerslast_img

Society of St. Vincent de Paul to Host 9th Annual Friends…

first_imgFacebook73Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Society of St. Vincent de PaulThe Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP), a nonprofit organization that helps those living in poverty, will sponsor the 9th Annual Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run on Saturday, September 24, 2016 to benefit those in need of emergency financial rental assistance, utility assistance and other basic necessities.  Onsite registration will begin at 10:00 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, 1208 11th Ave.  The walk will start at 10:30 a.m. signaled by an alpine horn. We will proceed from St. Michael Church to the Olympia Farmers Market and return for a total of 3 miles.The community gathers for the annual Friends of the Poor Run/Walk, raising funds to help our community’s neediest citizens. Photo courtesy: St. Vincent de PaulAll proceeds and donations from the event will directly benefit the people in the Olympia area served by SVdP, and there are no administrative fees associated with the event. Anyone interested in learning more, registering in advance for the walk, and/or making a pledge can visit the website to learn more.The event is held annually near September 27, the feast day of the Society’s patron, St. Vincent de Paul, who ministered to the poor in Paris in the 17th century. The walk in each community is designed and run by local St. Vincent de Paul Conferences and Councils. The local Walk/Run is being sponsored by the Saint Michael SVdP Conference, Olympia, Washington.The conference currently provides three types of service:Monetary assistance to our less fortunate brothers and sisters who need help with rent and/or utility payments, propane, medical prescriptions, bus day passes, and various other services and goods.Provision of free clothing and small household articles solicited from and donated to our conference by the community at large through our Clothing BankParticipation with Pregnancy Aid of Thurston County providing counseling and physical assistance for pregnant mothers and those with small children.One of the largest charitable organizations in the world, the society is named after St. Vincent de Paul, who ministered to the poor in Paris in the 17th century. Photo courtesy: St. Vincent de PaulIn 2015, the Services Office assisted over 3,500 individuals, the Clothing Bank assisted some 6,100 individuals.Total program income last year was $175,000.One of the largest charitable organizations in the world, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international, nonprofit, Catholic lay organization of more than 800,000 men and women who voluntarily join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering in 150 countries on five continents. With the U.S. headquarters in St. Louis, Mo., membership in the United States totals more than 150,000 in 4,400 communities.As an international charitable organization, SVdP offers a variety of programs and services, including: home visits, housing assistance, disaster relief, job training and placement, food pantries, dining halls, clothing, and assistance with transportation and utility costs. The Society works to provide care for the sick, the incarcerated and the elderly, as well as prescription medicine.This alpine horn, used for the first time at the Autumn Leaf Festival parade in Leavenworth, was handmade from scratch by John Theine, band director at River Ridge High School. It will signal the start of this year’s event. Photo courtesy: St. Vincent de PaulIn 2013, SVdP provided more than $795 million in tangible and in-kind services to those in need, made more than 1.7 million personal visits (homes, hospitals and prisons), and helped approximately 11 million people regardless of race, religion or national origin.To learn more about the Olympia 9th Annual Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run click here.last_img read more

Cats finish seventh at UBC Okanagan; Salmo Falcons take Gold Division

first_imgThird-ranked Mount Sentinel held their own in finishing seventh at the UBC Okanagan Heat High School Girl’s Volleyball Tournament Saturday in Kelowna.Eighth-ranked College Heights of Prince George defeated the Wildcats 22-25, 26-24, 12-15 in the battle for fifth spot.”The big lesson learned is that against the best in the province ‘there are no nap times’,” said Mount Sentinel head coach Joe Moreira.”Each time we lost focus we got beat up.”The Wildcats opened the 48-team tournament losing to Kelowna Secondary (2-0), Handsworth of North Vancouver (2-0) and Vernon’s Kalamalka (2-1).”Although we were 0-3 it is a bit misleading because we were playing in tier 1 (top 12 teams in the tournament) in a field of 48 teams,” Moreira explained.Saturday, the Cats were able to rebound during the playoff round pulling the upset with a 25-21, 25-23 straight set win over fourth-ranked 4A South Kamloops.”It was clear from the beginning of the match that we were intent in competing from beginning to the end,” said Moreira. “We served tough, passed well and we caught them napping.”In quarterfinal play the Cats lost 25-16, 25-15 to a strong Elphinstone team.Mount Sentinel returns to Kelowna Friday to compete in the Best in the West tournament.Falcons top Gold Division at UBC-OThe Salmo Falcons knocked off Summerland in straight sets to claim the Division title at the UBC Okanagan Heat High School Girl’s Volleyball Tournament Saturday in Kelowna.The Falcons won the championship in straight sets 25-22, 26-24.J.V. Humphries of Kaslo finished fifth by stopping Pleasant Valley of Armstrong 25-13, 25-20.J.Lloyd Crowe of Trail lost to Summerland in the semi final round.Bombers ninth in Blue DivisionThe L.V. Rogers Bombers finished tied for ninth in the Blue Division of the the UBC Okanagan Heat High School Girl’s Volleyball Tournament Saturday in Kelowna.LVR suffered losses to George Elliott of Winfield and Chestemere in consolation round play.last_img read more


first_imgKelly’s Toyota are delighted that Toyota has once again proved the most popular in the new 142 registration period with 58 new registrations. It is the best-selling marque in Donegal in 2014 with 14.5% market share and the continued success of the brand proves its reliability, value and popularity among our customers.According to SIMI the official provider of statistics in the Irish Motor Industry, Toyota leads the way in Donegal with 298 registrations for the year to date, followed by Volkswagen with 262 and KIA with 211. For the new period – July 14, Toyota had 58 registrations, Volkswagen 58 and Hyundai 51.Toyota models occupy 4 of the Top 10 spots in Donegal at the end of July with the Auris leading the way followed by the Corolla, Rav 4 & Yaris.The new Rav 4 and Corolla have proved extremely popular in 2014 among our customers, with the new Rav 4 available from just €299 per month there has never been a better time to buy.Toyota has picked up many accolades in the last year, the most recent of which was last week when they were voted the joint number one manufacturer topping two key categories in the 2014 Which? Car Survey. The Auris winning the category of most reliable medium sized car under three years old, while Verso earned the title of most reliable MPV under three years old.Late last year an independent study revealed that Toyota cars were No 1 in Ireland for retaining their value longer that other car brands.When it comes to buying a new car, the assessment of true value goes well beyond the initial retail price.People need to consider not only the day to day running costs, but also the total cost of ownership – including what the value of their car is when it comes time to change it.Toyota have recently launched a huge number of new models into the Irish market including all-new Corolla, Rav4, Prius+, Verso and Auris Touring Sports, and now have the widest and newest line of car models available from any manufacturer in Ireland. The good news is they are soon to be joined by the new Aygo and Yaris which are expected in September.It’s not too late to order your new car, call into our showrooms in Mountcharles & Letterkenny where our sales staff will be happy to discuss your needs.Your 142 Toyota is waiting for you.KELLY’S TOYOTA ‘REGISTER’ THEIR DELIGHT WITH MOST 142 REGISTRATIONS was last modified: August 7th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessDonegal 142 registrationsFeaturesKelly’s ToyotanewsNoticeslast_img read more

Giants, A’s: Great new food, drink choices for baseball fans

first_imgAs any stadium or arena executive will tell you, baseball (or basketball, football or hockey) is no longer just about the game. It’s about the fan experience, from the promotions and seats to the food and beverage.Especially the food and beverage.Here are the new offerings that Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants fans will find when they head to the ballpark this season. The Oakland A’s will host Opening Day and Opening Night games March 28-29, and the Giants will return from the road to …last_img

Jeweller Kevin Friedman gilds the ordinary

first_imgKevin Friedman will be appearing in the next episode of Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part TV series on Sunday, 31 August at 9pm on SABC2. Kevin Friedman’s jewellery has been showcased in prestigious magazines around the world. (Image: Kevin Friedman) • Kevin Friedman +27 11 483 2620 [email protected] • Jewellery to disarm Africa • Turning jobless into jewellers • Mintek produces African jewelleryLucille DavieHis jewellery has been worn by actress Charlize Theron, and has been showcased on the international market at $16-million.Jewellery designer Kevin Friedman produces one-of-a-kind pieces that have won him awards. The necklace worn by Theron was showcased at the 2000 Paris Fashion Week. The piece, a 4.18 carat emerald-cut diamond with 684 smaller diamonds, won him the De Beers Diamond International Award.His Ponahalo necklace, created for the Geneva-based Steinmetz group, is composed of a 316.15 carat diamond which was cut into five stones, and together with glass beads and 276 safety pins, was made into a Marie Antoinette-style necklace. The diamond was found at the De Beers Venetia mine in 2005, and was given the name Ponahalo, a Sotho word for “vision”, as the mine is in Limpopo Province where Sotho is spoken. The beads and safety pins are items that the Venda people in Limpopo use in religious rituals.The necklace was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007, and auctioned at the Monaco Grand Prix in the same year. This necklace and other jewellery items of Friedman’s were featured in the US magazine LuxLife in 2008. He indicates that his items range in price from £1 to £20-million.This global South African trained as a fine artist, and now describes himself as a “jewellery artist”. For him if an item “has beauty it deserves to exist”. So, if it’s a tin can which he covers in beads, or a diamond, it has aesthetic and equal value, he states.His pieces have featured in the US luxury speciality store Neiman Marcus, in luxury American home furnishings and home décor retailer Gumps of San Francisco, and Woman’s Day magazine. He has also created a line of beadwork Christmas decorations for the Designers’ Guild in London, as well as a line of pewter and wood desktop items for Tiffany & Co in New York.Friedman uses found objects to create jewellery too. In 2010 he created his iRibbit collection for the iStore in Sandton, Johannesburg. Using Apple keyboard parts he created earrings and cufflinks. He combines the computer bits with precious metals and stones – the result is a rosary cut-out of motherboards, a neckpiece made from iPod earphone pieces, and a candle holder for Hannukah.“Kevin is a renaissance man who draws on the world around him for inspiration and creativity,” indicates, the studio, and online store, specialising in African-themed jewellery and home and office décor, from which Friedman works and exhibits.He makes custom-designed pieces for corporate and private clients internationally, with a focus on clients in the US. His popular and award-winning Ndebele tree topper has appeared on eight re-issues of South African stamps.Friedman is a seventh-generation jewellery maker. His grandfather Jack Friedman – originally from Riga in Latvia – set up a jewellery manufacturing factory in Johannesburg in 1934. He was a founding member of the South African Jewellery Council and he and his brother Frank were apparently influential in developing the South African jewellery industry. Frank won awards from the Gold Council and the Chamber of Mines.“Kevin says that his father was particularly encouraging during the course of his career, allowing him to experiment and to push the envelope, while teaching him that education is the starting point of strength,” records Frankliwild.comFriedman believes women who are confident wear his pieces, “because the pieces are very strong and they do draw attention”.“I work in thought processes rather than collections, so every day is a new collection,” he said at the 2012 London Fashion Week.He has just produced a new range of jewellery, coming out of a recent trip to Cuba. He has changed his colour palette from bold African primaries to lighter greens, yellows, blues and pinks to “convey a sway of colour and light”.“There is a sense of musicality in the necklaces which are intended to mould sensually to the body, yet dance with it,” he indicates. He has used flowers, shells, beads and long strands of brightly coloured cloth, and even a miniature dice on one necklace, “a throwback to Havana’s wicked gambling past”.“My style has revealed a different kind of boldness. It is gentler but still bold, in a different way.”last_img read more

Surprise inspections reveal shortcomings in police stations

first_imgNew Delhi: Following the directions of Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik, the senior officers in city police conducted surprise inspections in police stations. Police sources said that multiple shortcomings including laxity in proper record-keeping were noticed. Police sources told Millennium Post that during the recent meeting at Delhi Police headquarters, the top cop reviewed the feedback of surprise inspections. “More than 15 inspections were conducted by Joint Commissioner of Police (ranges and units). The DCsP conducted over 80 surprise checks,” sources said adding that Additional DCsP were also involved in over 80 checks. “In one of the police stations duty officer was not found alert, some columns of the register was not properly maintained by duty officer,” sources added. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAdding further, sources said that in some stations cleanliness were not up to the mark. Vehicles were also parked haphazardly. Laxity like PFO, not sensitzed were also reported. Sources said that the senior officers can propose action against SHOs, ATOs and other personnel regarding the shortcomings. Police sources further said that the meeting was held in July at police headquarters headed by the police chief. In the meeting the top cop directed other officials that at least two surprise checks of police stations should be conducted by district DCsP and one should be conducted by Joint Commissioner of Police (ranges) in their respective jurisdiction in every week and report of the same should be sent to SO to CP through concerned Special CP (Law and Order).last_img read more

Tim Morgan Brightens Mornings on Boom 997

first_imgAdvertisement Following an extensive, cross-country search, Boom 99.7 is proud to announce it is bringing a new morning show to Ottawa with host Tim Morgan, beginning Monday, July 25. He will join Ottawa’s own Heather Ray, who will continue to keep listeners informed and entertained throughout the morning commute.Morgan joins Boom from our sister station, Q107 in Calgary, where he has worked for the past nine years as the Program Director, Music Director and most recently, host of the Afternoon Drive.  His quick wit, love of 70s, 80s and 90s music and stellar on-air energy make Morgan the perfect fit for our fun-loving audience.Morgan is replacing Gonzo, a fill-in anchor who has been hosting the morning show since mid January. Gonzo will take on a new role as Boom’s Afternoon Drive Host. He has been a key team member, regularly hosting weekends and filling-in on the morning show. Gonzo brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the format and his audience to the new role. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Twitter “We’re thrilled to have Tim Morgan heading up our new morning show and Gonzo joining the team in a full-time capacity,” said Stephanie Hunter, Program Director, Boom 99.7. “Boom is about great music and engaging Ottawa listeners. Our new hosts are the ideal choice for our morning and afternoon drive shows.”Boom 99.7 is a Corus Entertainment Network.About Corus Entertainment Inc.Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at Facebook Login/Register With:last_img read more