New townhomes unveiled in Apopka

first_img Sergeant Saunders July 11, 2017 at 5:41 am Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply Chamber welcomes Park Square Homes at AmbergatePark Square Homes has opened a new model center showcasing the company’s new series of townhomes at Ambergate in Apopka. The model center was officially opened at a ribbon-cutting ceremony sponsored by the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce on Monday.Laura Johnston, vice president of marketing at Park Square Homes, said the four new designer furnished townhome models each feature three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and one- or two-car garages. A total of five home designs are available offering living areas ranging from 1,522 to 1,737 square feet. Two of the home designs offer an option to convert the second-floor loft into a fourth bedroom.Ambergate townhomes start at $192,990.When completed the Ambergate community will feature 144 townhomes. The community is located at 1051 Sheeler Avenue in Apopka, and offers convenient access to shopping and SR 429 and SR 441. For more information on Ambergate and other Park Square Homes communities, please visit www.parksquarehomes.comAbout Park Square HomesPark Square Homes is one of Central Florida’s premier residential and vacation homebuilders. Founded in Orlando in 1984, the company has constructed thousands of homes in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties. Park Square Homes is ranked as one of the largest homebuilders in Central Florida and is considered a pioneer and innovator in Florida’s resort home market. New townhomes unveiled in Apopka – The Apopka Voice | eegbusiness July 11, 2017 at 12:02 am Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply Mama Mia Homes and apartments are being built everywhere……all down the 429 and I-4……couldn’t believe all the tall apartments being built on 17-92 going toward Winter Park from Casselberry, and Maitland, and truthfully, they don’t look like they are built the best……I really hate to think of the future traffic all over Central Florida……maybe I need to get educated on using Uber? or buy an armoured Hummer?center_img Please enter your name here TAGSApopka Area Chamber of CommercePark Square Homes Previous articleHeavy rains elevate concerns for mosquito-borne illnessesNext articleUpdating traffic news: Apopka man killed in I-4 crash Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 3 COMMENTS […] The Apopka VoiceNew townhomes unveiled in ApopkaThe Apopka VoiceLaura Johnston, vice president of marketing at Park Square Homes, said the four new designer furnished townhome models each feature three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and one- or two-car garages. A total of five home designs are available ……New townhomes unveiled in Apopka – The Apopka Voice […] You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply July 11, 2017 at 8:16 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Right on, Mama! The politicians could care less about you. What they want in Apopka is another Orlando complete with out-of-control crime, out-of-control traffic, parking headaches and a downtown area just like Orlando full of bars and night time hookers, drunks and derelicts. The politicians don’t have the intelligence to realize GROWTH IS A CURSE. Their love of “growth” is because it means more tax revenues which directly translates into raises for themselves and of course more toll roads with “executives” of the toll roads TAKING an obscene salary just like they currently do. The average resident of Apopka DOES NOT WANT GROWTH. Only the self serving politicians do. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

How Salvation Army’s red kettles became a Christmas tradition

first_img The Anatomy of Fear By Diane Winston, Associate Professor and Knight Center Chair in Media & Religion, University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and first published on theconversation.com.Tinseled trees and snowy landscapes are not the only signs of the upcoming holiday season. Red kettles, staffed by men and women in street clothes, Santa suits, and Salvation Army uniforms also telegraph Christmastime.The Army is among America’s top-grossing charities. In 2015, its 25,000 bell-ringers helped raise an all-time high of US$149.6 million. That was part of the year’s almost $3 billion in revenue from bequests, grants, sales, in-kind donations and investments as well as direct contributions.William Booth, an English evangelist, founded the Salvation Army in 1878 as a religious outreach to London’s poor. How a British evangelical church became an American icon is an ongoing interest of mine.Entry into the United StatesWilliam Booth, founder of the Salvation Army.AP PhotoBooth, who called himself “The General,” fashioned his Army on Britain’s military. From the start, his “soldiers” wore uniforms and they described their mission in martial terms. Salvationists marched through the streets of London’s East End, a neighborhood of poor immigrants, with brass bands and female preachers. Booth and his followers also pursued “sinners” and frequently preached in bars, brothels and theaters.Booth’s plan was to send his army worldwide, and his first stop was the United States. One of his early recruits had migrated to Philadelphia, and wrote to Booth about the residents’ need for salvation. In 1880, a small party of British Salvationists debarked at Castle Garden, New York’s first immigration center. The group immediately started singing hymns set to popular melodies and marching through lower Manhattan.During the next few days, the English “soldiers” tacked up posters, similar to ads for commercial entertainments, for a prayer service at Harry Hill’s, a popular dance hall, theater and saloon. The venue was not only thick with drunkards, prostitutes and pleasure seekers, its unlikeliness as a religious meeting place guaranteed press attention.Such unexpected behavior did bring the Army to the public’s attention. Their boisterousness, even in service of saving souls, was criticized by New York’s clergy and ridiculed in newspapers and magazines. That the Army featured female preachers at a time when most Protestant groups did not ordain women only added to its notoriety.But the Army did not surrender. Pressing their “invasion” beyond New York City, the soldiers traveled first to Philadelphia and later nationwide. Their exuberance attracted young people and women to the cause.Young people liked the notion of a military crusade for religious purposes, and women joined because the Army offered them positions of leadership and authority. In fact, William Booth’s daughter-in-law, Maud Ballington, followed by his two daughters, Emmaand Evangeline, headed the American Salvation Army from 1887 to 1950.Kettles for Christmas dinnerIn both Britain and the U.S., Salvationists saw their mission as twofold: converting sinners and assisting the needy.In the Army’s perspective, the two went hand in hand, which is why members opened shelters for addicts, alcoholics and prostitutes. Yet they also sought to aid “down and outers,” their name for the needy. Among their early outreaches were Christmas dinners for the urban poor. But finding funds for food and gifts was difficult.Salvation Army mini Red Kettle and bell at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State park. Robin Wendell/Flickr.com, CC BYBy 1891, Salvationists had outposts nationwide. In San Francisco, Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee was eager to serve a Christmas feast for a thousand of the city’s poorest residents. Frustrated by his lack of success, he decided to improvise. Grabbing a crab pot from the local wharf, he hung it from a tripod at a busy intersection. Above the pot was a sign: “Fill the Pot for the Poor – Free Dinner on Christmas Day.” McFee’s campaign was a success.Word spread and the kettles soon provided Christmas dinners for thousands nationwide.The kettle also helped rehabilitate the Army’s image. Instead of seeing Salvationists as an unruly pack of religious rebels, many Americans recognized their work with the poor. At a time when neither state nor federal governments provided a social safety net, the Army offered meals, beds, work and medical facilities to destitute men and women.But it was the Salvationists’ service in World War I that sealed the deal. Eager to support the American war effort, Salvation Army leaders sent “Sallies,” the popular nickname for Army women, to the French front. The Sallies set up huts where they fried donuts, sewed buttons, wrote letters and otherwise “mothered” the troops.The women’s faith, fortitude and friendship touched many young soldiers. One wrote in his letter home:“These good women create an atmosphere that reminds us of home, and out of the millions of men over there not one ever dreams of offering the slightest sign of disrespect or lack of consideration to these wonderful women.”By the war’s end, the Army had become a symbol of American humanitarianism, and fundraising was much easier. But after the 1920s, the Army’s evangelical crusade took a back seat to social service delivery, at least in their public relations. It was easier to raise money for helping the poor than for converting them.Despite challenges, an American iconToday, many contributors do not realize the Army is a church, a fact that has caused many Army leaders consternation.And, much like other churches, its growth has stalled. Since 2000, it only has approximately 90,000 members. Nonetheless, it continues to deliver social services nationwide. In 2017, according to its own records, the Army served over 50 million meals, operated 141 rehabilitation centers and provided shelter for almost 10 million people. It also provided adult and child day care, job assistance, disaster relief, medical care and community centers.But like any other long-established institution, the Army has its challenges. Most recently, LGBT groups alleged discrimination in service provision and in hiring.The Army has responded with its own statements of how it is “open and inclusive to all people.”It also faces new problems ranging from a shortage of bell ringers in some cities to fewer kettle contributions as people carry less cash.‘Guys and Dolls’ musical. Poughkeepsie Day School/Flickr.com, CC BY-NC-NDYet the Army remains a familiar symbol for religious and philanthropic outreach. Each year, when high school and college actors perform “Guys and Dolls,” the Army graces American stages. This popular musical, inspired by a real-life Salvationist, captures the missionaries’ zealous dedication. And this holiday season, Grammy-award winning singer Meghan Trainer kicked off the 2018 Red Kettle Campaign during the Dallas Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Day game halftime show.Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee’s legacy lives on – providing inspiration to millions of Americans, whether they care about religion or not. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSSalvation Armytheconversation.com Previous articleApopka Police Department hosts exchange zone at police stationNext articleOrange County District 2 aides say goodbye to Commissioner Love Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! 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Old Shed New House / Tonkin Liu

first_img Environmental Engineer: United Kingdom Houses Vine House Construction Old Shed New House / Tonkin Liu “COPY” Main Contractor: 2017 Photographs:  Greg Storrar Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Tonkin Liu Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903822/old-shed-new-house-tonkin-liu Clipboard ArchDaily Old Shed New House / Tonkin LiuSave this projectSaveOld Shed New House / Tonkin Liu Projects Structural Engineer: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903822/old-shed-new-house-tonkin-liu Clipboardcenter_img Manufacturers: Sky-Frame, Clear Living, Velfac, iGuzzini, Sky Garden Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Greg Storrar, Mike Tonkin Products used in this ProjectDoorsSky-FrameFrameless Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame OriginalCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Greg Storrar‘Old Shed New House’ is a home nestled within the agricultural landscape of North Yorkshire. The client sought a high quality, energy-efficient and low-cost building to serve as a house, library and gallery.Save this picture!© Greg StorrarAn existing agricultural shed on the site – once a container for tools and tractors – is now a container for a lifetime collection of books and art. The steel frame and ground slab have been reused and enlarged, retaining the original form of the shed. Newly clad in varied widths of shot-blasted timber and galvanised steel fins, the rhythmic facade reads like the bark of the silver birch that characterise the site.Save this picture!Ground floor planThe surrounding landscape is pulled into the building’s two principle double-height volumes through large axial openings. A long gallery, orientated east-west with the site’s long tree-lined approach, draws visitors in from afar and frames the rising and setting sun from within. A tall south-facing library, bounded by mirror-backed shelving and a light-modulating canopy, evokes a forest clearing in the heart of the house.Save this picture!© Greg StorrarSave this picture!© Greg StorrarThe house is a journey of interconnected spaces that alternate between the grand and the intimate. The spacious library is wrapped by a modestly sized living room and three bedrooms, whilst behind the long gallery a thick wall conceals staircase, utility room, and storage. The interplay between single and double height space helps create a great sense of volume and light in a compact plan. The home is part country cottage, part classical villa.Save this picture!SectionsThe design accommodated the use of traditional construction techniques and low-cost materials to ensure a challenging budget could be met. Through selective reuse, refined detailing, and the holistic integration of structural, environmental and spatial strategies, ‘Old Shed New House’ is a building that aspires to use the least to make the most.Save this picture!© Greg StorrarProject gallerySee allShow lessTouch It, Smell It, Feel It: Architecture for the SensesArticlesBIG Reveals Skyscraper Design for First Project in South AmericaUnbuilt Project Share Area:  210 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Greg Storrar+ 26Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Integration Lead Architects: Year:  Photographs “COPY” Rodrigues Associates CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•United Kingdom CopyAbout this officeTonkin LiuOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsUnited KingdomPublished on October 15, 2018Cite: “Old Shed New House / Tonkin Liu” 15 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Saint-Gobain Life Sciences presenta bolsas para cultivo celular de gran eficiencia para expansión de…

first_img TAGS  WhatsApp WhatsApp Saint-Gobain Life Sciences presenta bolsas para cultivo celular de gran eficiencia para expansión de células T By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Local NewsBusiness VueLife® “HP” Series Bag cell culture testing in Saint-Gobain Life Sciences Laboratory. Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest Facebook Twitter Previous articleWest Virginia Power baseball to continue in Atlantic LeagueNext articleLate penalty helps Nimes win and move out of relegation zone Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Harden helps Rockets eliminate Jazz with 100-93 win

first_imgThe Jazz cut the lead to 4 with less than 30 seconds left in the third after scoring four straight points, but Nene made a basket at the buzzer to leave Houston up 75-69 entering the fourth. After scoring 31 points to lead Utah to the victory in Game 4, Mitchell managed just 12 points on a night he missed all nine of his 3-point attempts. D’Antoni on his team’s win: “Everybody contributed something and it’s by their heart and just their tenacity to get the win. Going forward we’re going to need the same thing.” FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailHOUSTON (AP) — In a series where their shots weren’t falling like normal, the Houston Rockets managed to close it out with some tough defense. Harden blocked a shot by Ruby Gobert on Utah’s next possession and he made two free throws to extend the lead to 98-93 with 38 seconds left. Associated Press Houston advanced to the Western Conference semifinals for the third straight season and will face the winner of the Los Angeles Clippers-Golden State Warriors series. “I’m upset but I’m going to be better,” the second-year player said. “Simply put. I wasn’t tonight and I’ll be better.” The Jazz opened the fourth quarter with an 8-0 run to take a 77-75 lead with 9 minutes left. Rubio had two steals and a basket to help Utah go on top. Jazz coach Quin Snyder lamented the difficulties of dealing with a veteran coach like Mike D’Antoni and perennial All-Stars Paul and Harden. Houston ended its scoring drought after that, scoring the next five points, capped by a three-point play from Harden to make it 80-77. April 24, 2019 /Sports News – Local Harden helps Rockets eliminate Jazz with 100-93 win Rockets: Tucker set a playoff career-high with four blocks. … Paul and Gordon had 15 points apiece. … Houston made 13 3-pointers. … The Rockets had 12 steals. James Harden scored 26 points and the Rockets outlasted the Utah Jazz 100-93 on Wednesday night to win their first-round playoff series 4-1. Donovan Mitchell, who was just 4 of 22, missed a 3-pointer after that and Chris Paul added two more free throws to secure the victory. The Rockets had 12 steals and 12 blocks, the first playoff game where they had double figures in both since Game 5 of the 1994 Western Conference finals, just before they went on to win their first title. Austin Rivers ended Utah’s run with a 3-pointer to extend Houston’s lead to 71-63. Tags: Houston Rockets/James Harden/NBA/Utah Jazz Royce O’Neal came off the bench to lead Utah with 18 points, Rubio had 17 and Jae Crowder added 15. Gobert wasn’t much of a factor in this one, scoring just nine points with 10 rebounds.center_img Houston trailed by seven late in the second quarter before using a 14-3 run to lead by four entering the third. Harden scored eight of his 10 first-half points during that run. The Rockets kept it going to start the third, using a 10-2 spurt to make it 56-44 with about 10 minutes left in the quarter. Harden and Tucker had 3-pointers in that span and Capela added a dunk. Rubio made a 3-pointer for Utah before Paul scored five quick points to extend Houston’s advantage to 85-80 with 7 minutes left. Harden struggled to get going early and didn’t score in the first quarter. But after missing his first seven shots and 11 of his first 12 attempts, he finally found a rhythm. Written by “We didn’t want to go back to Utah,” Paul said. “We wanted to take care of business tonight. All night we were talking about energy. It’s always hard to beat a team and close them out.” “I felt a lot better,” Capela said. “I definitely felt like another person than (I did) the last game.” MITCHELL’S PERFORMANCE “We didn’t make as many shots as we wanted to … but these last few games we hung our hat on defense,” Harden said. “He’s confident,” Harden said. “You see what he did last game. He’s capable of taking over a game. Once he gets more comfortable in his role … the sky’s the limit for him.” THEY SAID IT Danuel House made a 3-pointer and Harden added a layup seconds later to leave Houston up by 11 later in the quarter. But O’Neal made a 3 soon after that to before Mitchell added a three-point play to get Utah within 68-63 with about 2 minutes left in the third. TIP-INS Harden and Paul were complimentary of Mitchell despite his struggles on Wednesday night and know he has a bright future. “They’re so cerebral that they’re able to find weaknesses in your defense,” he said. Jazz: Utah made 9 of 38 3-pointers. … Joe Ingles had 11 points and nine assists. … Rubio had 11 assists. The Rockets got a solid game from Clint Capela, who had 16 points and 10 rebounds. He acknowledged having trouble breathing in the Game 4 loss because of an upper respiratory infection and was held to just four points. Ricky Rubio cut Houston’s lead to 94-93 on a jump shot with about a minute left. P.J. Tucker missed two free throws, but grabbed a loose ball seconds later and was fouled again. This time he made both shots to make it 96-93.last_img read more

Physician-Cardiology, Non-Invasive -133

first_imgEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals withDisabilities.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided byOFCCP here .The contractor will not discharge or in any other mannerdiscriminate against employees or applicants because they haveinquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay ofanother employee or applicant. However, employees who have accessto the compensation information of other employees or applicants asa part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay ofother employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwisehave access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtheranceof an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including aninvestigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with thecontractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR60-1.35(c) West Virginia University & University Health Associates are anAA/EO employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU isthe recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The WVU School of Medicine and the WVU Heart & VascularInstitute are actively recruiting a board certified/eligiblenon-invasive cardiologist for faculty position at UniontownHospital in Uniontown, PA. In addition to providing excellentpatient care, the successful candidates will be actively involvedin the teaching of medical students, internal medicine residents,and cardiology fellows. Opportunities also exist in clinicalresearch.At the WVU Heart & Vascular Institute, you’ll join arenowned team of surgeons, medical and interventionalcardiologists, radiologists, vascular specialists, and othersmaking an extraordinary difference in the lives of patients notonly locally, but across our entire state. Ours is a collaborativeatmosphere that allows you to practice advanced medicine in ahighly satisfying academic environment. Our mission is to providethe best possible heart and vascular care for our patients. We doso by recruiting some of the finest physicians from across thecountry – men and women who are often recognized leaders in theirspecialty or subspecialty; investing heavily in new technology;practicing – and frequently developing – the latest techniques inheart and vascular care; and placing the highest emphasis onachieving great quality outcomes..WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated healthsystem, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a nationalleader in patient safety and quality. WVU Medicine is an11-hospital $ 2.5 billion integrated health care delivery systemanchored by a 690-bed academic medical center that offersquaternary care. WVU Medicine has 1,580 active medical staffmembers and 18,395 employees who serve hundreds of thousands ofpeople each year from across the state of West Virginia and thenation.Successful candidates must have an MD or DO degree (the employeraccepts foreign educational equivalent) and be eligible to obtainan unrestricted West Virginia medical license. Candidates must beboard certified in internal medicine and certified or eligible incardiovascular disease with additional certification or intent tocertify in imaging modalities such as echocardiography, nuclearcardiology, cardiac CT and/or MRI. For appointment at the AssociateProfessor or Professor rank, a demonstrated track-record ofleadership, excellent communication skills, and publications inhigh-impact journals are required. All qualifications must be metby the time of appointment.Build your legacy as you serve, teach, learn and make a differencefrom day one. To learn more about the Department visit or submityour CV directly to Kelli Piccirillo, Sr. Physician Recruiter–Physician Recruitment at [email protected] .https://wvumedicine.org/heart/last_img read more

Oxford researcher suggests Donald Trump has stronger psychopathic traits than Hitler

first_imgAn Oxford researcher has pegged Republican Party’s presidential hopeful Donald Trump at 171 on the PPI-R test for psychopathic traits.The study, which was drawn up by Oxford’s Dr Kevin Dutton, saw him and a collection of political experts estimate Trump’s response to 56 psychometric questions. The results place him two points above Adolf Hitler, who scores 169.The test “does not say whether someone is a psychopath,” explains Dr Dutton, “it scores them on eight traits that contribute to a psychopathic character.“Both great and terrible leaders score higher than the general population for psychopathic traits, but it is the mix of those traits that determines success.“Some of those traits, such as fearlessness or stress immunity, can be positive. Others, such as blame externalisation or being unconcerned about the future, are more likely to be negative. One, cold-heartedness, can contribute to good and bad leadership.”Trump scored higher than Hitler on “social influence” and “fearlessness”, but lower on traits usually considered bad, such as “Machiavellian egocentricity” and “cold-heartedness”. One trait both figures share is “blame externalisation”, a common feature of populist politics.The findings, which were published in the journal Scientific American Mind, also measured the estimated score of Hillary Clinton, who was found to have a very high score for “Machiavellian egocentricity”. On the measure for “fearless dominance”, traditionally associated with strong presidencies, Trump’s score was higher.The study is another example of the worldwide Trump phenomenon reaching Oxford, after students organised a protest against his candidacy in March. Dr Dutton, who included Trump as part of a wider study on the relationship between psychopathy and political leadership, was nonetheless keen to stress that “in the end, while both score relatively highly, it will be up to voters to decide if whether their mix of positive and negative traits should send them to the Oval Office.”last_img read more

Costa breaks 900-store mark

first_imgCosta Coffee today (Wednesday, 8 April) broke through the 900-store mark as the branded coffee shop sector showed little sign of recessionary slowdown. With the opening of a new outlet in London’s Piccadilly on Wednesday, a spokesperson told British Baker that Costa would be opening 100 stores in 2009, despite initial industry uncertainty about how recession would affect café culture.She said: “Costa has had a great year of expansion. We now have over 1,300 stores in 25 markets. Over the coming year, we hope to open around 100 stores in the UK and around another 100 internationally. In the UK, we will look to expand in areas that don’t already have a Costa and build on our presence at motorway service areas and in-store at Tesco. Internationally, we will look to grow our presence in our existing markets.”Costa recently stepped up its “coffee war” with Starbucks, with a marketing campaign that featured independent market research suggesting that customers preferred Costa’s coffee blend over that of its leading rival – the second-placed cafe chain behind Costa on store numbers.Costa’s chief taster Gennaro Pelliccia, who recently made headlines for insuring his tongue for £10 million, told BB that the current marketing campaign followed “many many years of trying to tell everyone how much better our coffee is”. Costa also spent £150,000 on the opening this week of its third barista training academy in Newbury, launched to deal with the chain’s growth ambitions, with 4,500 staff expected to be trained across the group this year.last_img read more

Press release: G7 Foreign Ministers’ statement on recent events near Kerch Strait

Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook Email [email protected] Further information Media enquiries Follow the Foreign Secretary on Twitter @Jeremy_Hunt and Facebook For journalists The G7 Foreign Ministers statement: We, the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union, express our utmost concern about Russia’s actions against Ukraine in the Kerch Strait and surrounding waters, ‎which have dangerously raised tensions. There is no justification for Russia’s use of military force against Ukrainian ships and naval personnel. We urge restraint, due respect for international law, and the prevention of any further escalation. We call on Russia to release the detained crew and vessels and refrain from impeding lawful passage through the Kerch Strait. We, the G7, once again reiterate that ‎we do not, and will never, recognize Russia’s illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula, and we reaffirm our unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.‎ read more

Phish Covers Prince, Led Zeppelin, & Neil Young During Set Two Of “Powdered” Night [Photos]

first_imgAs Phish took center stage on Wednesday night—the fifth night of their exciting Baker’s Dozen residency at Madison Square Garden—hardcore fans of the band were, for perhaps the first time during this run, genuinely perplexed. In retrospect, the first four nights of Baker’s Dozen featured fairly obvious themes: “Coconut,” “Strawberry,” “Red Velvet,” and “Jam-Filled.” In comparison, night five’s “Powdered” theme had a lot of people scratching their heads, especially after the sheer-awesomeness of night four’s instant-classic “Jam-Filled” affair. Of course, Phish always has some tricks up their sleeves, and they did not disappoint on Wednesday night, opening and closing the show with theme-specific covers while delivering plenty of loose “powder” references throughout the show. However, fans will not remember this show for its themed references; fans will most remember this show for its epic six-song second set filled with fan-favorites, one of the biggest bust-outs in Phish history, and tons of huge improvisation.  It turns out that those powdered donuts were filled with jam after all.Phish opened the show with an out-of-left-field cover, “Winter White Hymnal” by Fleet Foxes. The song, which appears on Fleet Foxes’s 2008 self-titled debut album, was delivered as an a capella number, and it was performed beautifully with gorgeous four-part harmonies. This song answered a lot of questions about the night’s “Powdered” theme, as the “Winter White” snow reference showed that the theme would be treated differently than the preceding nights at the Baker’s Dozen. The previous four themes had been treated almost like a keyword, with song titles, band names, or jams directly stating that day’s theme. For “Powdered” night, the band would focus on references to powders, but not necessarily use the word itself.After returning to their normal spots on the stage, the band started up the first “Cars Trucks Buses” of 2017, and only the second version of the song since 2013. The bouncing-blues cover, “My Soul,” followed, which featured a nice organ solo from Page McConnell before guitarist Trey Anastasio pushed things into another gear for the raging peak of the short type I jam. Phish then trotted out Ween‘s “Roses Are Free”, a fun version that was decidedly not filled with jam. Phish moved from “Roses” into “The Very Long Fuse,” only the third performance of the blissful and ominous favorite from The Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House. In keeping with the evening’s theme, “The Very Long Fuse” features a “gunpowder” reference in its opening narration. The band then churned out standard versions of “Gumbo” and “Yarmouth Road” before starting up the Round Room rarity, “Pebbles And Marbles.”“Pebbles And Marbles” is arguably the band’s best composition from the 2002–2004 era known as 2.0; surprisingly, it has only been performed nineteen times (including last night’s version) since its debut back in 2003. It hadn’t appeared on a setlist in over one hundred shows, dating back to August 3rd, 2014. Phish seemed to struggle somewhat with the song’s composed section, yet all was forgiven when they launched into a concise, blissful jam. The band had a similarly rough time with “Farmhouse,” with Anastasio missing several notes and lyrics before making it up to fans with a short-but-sweet piece of improvisation.When Phish kicked off “Tube”, fans were expecting the standard version that has become so familiar in recent years. Phish fans love “Tube,” but it’s become somewhat of a disappointment in 3.0, as the speed-funk blues-banger isn’t typically used as a launchpad for improvisation anymore. However, the Baker’s Dozen has been anything but typical, and Phish ran with that vibe, stretching “Tube” out past fourteen minutes, marking the longest version of the era. The jam itself was awesome, as McConnell laid down some synth elements while the band created some atmospheric funk reminiscent of “2001.” The band included some teases of “The Very Long Fuse,” before moving into a Latin-style rhythm. Anastasio took the lead and transformed the jam into a fusion of hard rock and power funk, crafting a euphoric ending to the jam, which Phish fans have been waiting for over the past eight years. After some ups and downs in the first set, this stretched out “Tube” was the perfect way to bring the opening frame to a close. Phish emerged for set two and quickly started up the sinister “Carini.” They launched into a triumphant and lengthy section of improvisation, which featured lots of psych-rock guitar stabs from Anastasio. Lighting designer Chris Kuroda used his new moving light rig to full effect during “Carini,” making the lights seemingly float around the stage with red and blue flashes that were reminiscent of UFOs. The band responded by linking up for a blissful ambient jam, featuring a sci-fi bass effect from Mike Gordon that perfectly matched Kuroda’s lights. The band included several teases of “Pebbles And Marbles,” before drummer Jon Fishman started playing the beat for “Mr. Completely.” Eventually, the whole band caught on, and they segued into the Trey Anastasio Band favorite, which was performed last night by Phish for only the third time ever. “Mr. Completely” was huge, and showcased the variety with which Phish can rely on during their ecclectic styles of improvisation. The jam featured elements of rock, clavinet-based funk, the band’s trademark “plinko” style, and a transcendent peak with raging guitar and some deep and dirty bass bombs.When things seemed like they couldn’t get any crazier, Anastasio started up the familiar guitar chords of Prince‘s “1999”. Needless to say, after a 524 show layoff since the band’s one-and-only time performing the song—at MSG on New Year’s Eve 1998—the audience completely erupted. Kuroda bathed the band and crowd in purple lights as the band took “1999” and turned it on its head, adding an unreal ten-minute jam following the main portion of the song. The “1999” jam had an ambient, driven type II build, which the band harnessed and unleashed with multiple, piercing peaks, complete with bright white light (…and the entire audience achieving enlightenment… Maybe that was just me). This was easily one of the biggest moments of the run so far, as the band evoked explosions of energy from the audience again and again with this standout moment of improvisation.Towards the end of the “1999” jam, Fishman brought the “Mr. Completely” drum part back into the mix, seemingly trying to get the band to segue back into the song, but Anastasio had other plans, as he moved into “Steam.” “Steam” continued the band’s focus on ambient, sci-fi themes, with plenty of dark rock thrown into the mix. Phish segued “Steam” into Led Zeppelin‘s “No Quarter,” and the audience once again exploded with excitement. While this version didn’t feature any improvisation, it acted as the landing pad after almost an hour of non-stop action. Both “Steam” and “No Quarter” make reference to “snow,” bringing back the night’s “Powdered” theme.After finishing up the song, the band took a quick breather before starting “Character Zero.” While this rocker typically rages, it’s usually a short song with no true full-band improvisation. On this occasion, Phish threw the audience another curveball, stretching the song out to eleven minutes long and featuring plenty of fresh ideas. The band seemed to tease “Martian Monster,” and Fishman and McConnell dropped out at one point to allow Gordon and Anastasio to have a rare guitar duel.Following a quick encore break, the band returned to the stage to rapturous applause, before they started up their first-ever version of Neil Young‘s “Powderfinger,” the evening’s final nod to the night’s “Powdered” theme. While Anastasio’s vocals are not necessarily a perfect fit for Young’s nasally vocals, the delivery was heartfelt and the version was ultimately solid.Tonight, Phish continued to show what makes the Baker’s Dozen run so special. Five shows in, and the band has delivered multiple moments of standout improvisation each night. They have continued to bust out super-rarities each night, they have consistently included fan-favorites in each set, and they have performed several songs per night as part of the evening’s donut-flavored theme. Wednesday night, the band stretched out “Tube” and “Character Zero,” they played rare originals like “Pebbles And Marbles” and “Cars Trucks Buses,” they performed a fan-favorite cover in “No Quarter,” they peppered several moments of wild improvisation throughout the show, and they dropped one of the best bust-outs in their history with “1999.”This is peak Phish, and we are all lucky to be experiencing it.Phish is off tonight and will return to Madison Square Garden on Friday for night six of the Baker’s Dozen.[Photo: Dave DeCrescente]HOT TAKES:Repeat Watch: None so far…based on the way they are playing, and the frequency with which they are delivering new originals, lengthy jams, and rare and out-of-left-field covers, it would be shocking if they started repeating songs.Today’s Donut: Powdered [“Winter White Hymnal,” “The Very Long Fuse,” “Steam,” “No Quarter,” “Powderfinger”]We Tired Yet: We’ll be enjoying some rest & relaxation during this day off, but we are PUMPED for the weekend. Bring on more Phish!SETLIST:  Phish | Baker’s Dozen Night 5 | Madison Square Garden | New York, NY | 7/26/17SET 1: White Winter Hymnal[1], Cars Trucks Buses, My Soul, Roses Are Free > The Very Long Fuse, Gumbo, Yarmouth Road, Pebbles and Marbles, Farmhouse, TubeSET 2: Carini -> Mr. Completely > 1999 > Steam > No Quarter, Character ZeroENCORE: Powderfinger[2][1] Phish debut; a cappella.[2] Phish debut.Phish At Madison Square Garden 7/26/2017 Load remaining imageslast_img read more