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Warburtons opens learning centre

first_imgWarburtons staff in Blackpool are getting a career boost after the company and Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union forked out for a learning centre.They have invested £5,000 in the new facility which staff can use during their breaks and production shut-downs.More than 20 staff in Marton are already using new computers to improve their IT skills and take up business-related training in computers, health and safety, finance, touch typing, and online skills for life. Courses for literacy and numeracy will also be introduced soon.Jason Hall, unit manager at Warburtons, said: “We already have around a third of our staff working to gain better qualifications and more sign up almost every day. The new centre will give employees the opportunity to further their skills and qualifications in an accessible way.”last_img read more

Swapping guns for buns: Stallone meets Warburtons

first_imgHollywood movie star Sylvester Stallone starred in Warburtons’ multi-million pound advert this weekend, for the new campaign ‘The Deliverers’.The campaign highlights the company’s delivery of over £2m loaves of fresh bread to over 16,000 stores each day – starring Stallone and inspired by his films Rocky and The Expendables.The campaign is also supported by print and social media, as well as outdoor activity and is being promoted with the hashtag #TheDeliverers. In the advert, Stallone plays a baker and delivery driver – starring alongside Warburtons’ real-life delivery drivers and bakers.  It was filmed at the company’s central bakery in Bolton, where the A-lister is filmed within the bakery watching the products get baked.Chairman Jonathan Warburton said: “We are the biggest baker in the UK to deliver fresh bread every day. Our team of bakers and delivery drivers work around the clock, 362 days a year, to get fresh bread into the nation’s supermarkets all year round.”“Sylvester Stallone is famous for characters that have determination and a will to never give-up, just like our army of delivery drivers. Sylvester was a natural behind the wheel of the Warburtons trucks, although we did need to remind him to get in the right-hand side of the cab. I’ve let him know that if he ever fancies a change of career, there will be job delivering fresh bread waiting for him.”The 110-second advert was aired in a one-off ‘ITV Presents’ slot in the first ad break of Britain’s Got Talent.Commenting on the advert, Stallone said: “I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Bolton and particularly loved spending time in the bakery. Maybe I should have stopped beating up bad guys a long time ago and gone into baking instead.”Warburtons is the wrapped bakery market leader, with a 26.4% value share of wrapped bakery according to Nielsen (total coverage value and unit sales, 52 w/e 28.02.15).The ad was directed by Declan Lowney through Another Film Company. The full advert is available on the Warburtons Youtube channel.last_img read more

John Popper Tried To Steal Phish’s MSG Booking In 1997 By Using Strippers

first_imgThe histories of Blues Traveler and Phish are certainly intertwined, but a new interview reveals some of the more outrageous, behind-the-scenes antics between John Popper and the jam band from Vermont. As Popper has a new memoir, he recently shared a number of anecdotes with the New York Post to build up some anticipation.While he refers to Trey Anastasio as “our Mozart,” he did send him a semi-trailer full of diapers to commemorate the birth of his first daughter. He also stayed under a tarp for the entirety of a Phish show, before making an appearance for one song back in 1993. However, one of the best stories from the interview happened behind the scenes.Apparently, Phish had a hold on Madison Square Garden for New Year’s Eve of 1997, but Popper wanted Blues Traveler to have the spot. “They had what’s known as a ‘first hold,’ and we had decided to challenge them for it… We put up half the money — it was over a half-million bucks — and they had 48 hours to respond, when they had to put all their money down.”Popper also timed the challenge to coincide with Phish’s trip to Europe, and the band and a majority of their representatives were in Scotland for the 48 hour window. The band’s accountant, however, was in town. Naturally, to distract him, Popper “sent a stripper every 15 minutes for eight hours to his office to read from Sammy Davis Jr.’s ‘Yes I Can.’ ”Through some frantic work, Phish’s accountant was able to muster up the $600,000 to reserve the gig with only two hours to spare. According to Popper, he never told the band who kept sending their accountant all the strippers. Cat’s out of the bag now!Thankfully, Phish was able to play the New Year’s Eve run, producing some great tunes from a peak year in the band’s career. Listen to the NYE show below, courtesy of fromtheaquarium:For more about Popper and his new book, be sure to read the full interview in the New York Post.last_img read more

A Documentary Of Rush’s Farewell “R40” Tour Is Coming To Theaters Soon

first_imgLegendary prog rock trio Rush‘s 2014 worldwide farewell tour, R40, will soon be immortalized in the form of a new feature-length documentary entitled Time Stand Still. The film, narrated by outspoken Rush enthusiast actor Paul Rudd, follows the band as they wrap up their last tour.The film will be shown in theaters for one night only–November 3rd–across the U.S., and for a full week in Canada, before being released for home viewing on November 18th by Fathom Events. The version shown in theaters will also include a 20-minute mini-documentary called Rush: A Salute To Kings, featuring in-depth discussions about Rush and their importance and influence with famous rock n’ rollers like Gene Simmons (KISS), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), and more.Tickets to the theater showing are available here. You can watch the official trailer for Time Stand Still below:last_img read more

This Mashup Of Miles Davis And LCD Soundsystem Is Honestly Perfect

first_imgSometimes, two pieces of music were just meant to be one. That is the case for LCD Soundsystem’s “New York I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down” and Miles Davis’ soundtrack to the 1958 film, Ascenseur Pour l’Échafaud. One clever YouTube user mashed up the two tracks, amazingly combining the two pieces of music by simply playing them at the same time.With no editing tricks whatsoever, it’s remarkable how Davis’ improvised trumpet lines fit in with the brooding LCD Soundsystem ballad. It forces the listener to ask themselves, “gee, why doesn’t LCD Soundsystem have a trumpet player?” If James Murphy decides to add one for their performances next summer (they have one booked thusfar), you’ll know where he got the idea.Enjoy this beautiful Miles Davis and LCD Soundsystem mashup video below.last_img read more

Vermont Housing and Conservation Board Names New Officers

first_imgChristine Hart and Thomas Weaver Elected as Chair andVice-Chair of Vermont Housing & Conservation Board The Vermont Housing and Conservation Board has elected Christine H. Hart of Brattleboro to serve as chair and Thomas G. Weaver of Essex Junction as vice chair. The board is an independent, state-supported agency established in 1987 to provide funding for affordable housing and conservation of agricultural and recreational land, natural areas and historic properties.Christine Hart is Executive Director of the Brattleboro Housing Authority, a post she has held since 1995. Prior to joining the Housing Authority, Chris was the assistant town manager and town planner for the town of Brattleboro, and project manager for the $8 million construction and renovation project for the Holstein Association in downtown Brattleboro. She served on the Vermont Human Rights Commission for six years. She was appointed to the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board by Governor Douglas in 2004. She is active in town government and involved in a number of local organizations. Chris holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Kansas and received her B.A. in History and Politics from Ithaca College. She lives in Brattleboro with her husband and son, who is attending UVM. Tom Weaver, a builder and real estate developer, is a partner in Bartlett-Weaver Associates in Essex Junction. His professional affiliations include the Northwestern Vermont Board of Realtors, the Vermont Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, the Homebuilders Association of Northern Vermont and the National Association of Homebuilders. He is Chair of the Essex Junction Zoning Board and previously served as a trustee and as selectman for the towns of Essex Junction and Essex. He is member of Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission. Tom is married to Susan Faye Morse. They have two daughters, Katherine Martin and Elizabeth Weaver and a grandchild, Sullivan Martin. Outgoing Chair Ken Perine, President of the National Bank of Middlebury who has served as the board chair since 2006, said, Chris and Tom are well-positioned to lead the board in committing funds for community development and conservation projects to increase and improve our supply of affordable housing while maintaining Vermont’s open land and investing in our historic public buildings. Since 1987, VHCB has committed more than $220 million in loans and grants to nonprofit groups, municipalities and state agencies to create 9,000 affordable homes and conserve 370,000 acres of Vermont’s agricultural land, natural areas, recreational land and historic properties.last_img read more

Ice Causes Commuter Headaches on Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York NWS forecast map.Icy road conditions in the wake of a winter storm are creating potentially hazardous conditions across Long Island and beyond, causing headaches for commuters.Sleet that followed snow combined with subfreezing temperatures created black ice that coated roadways Tuesday evening overnight and potentially into Wednesday morning, according to Upton-based National Weather Service meteorologists.“Most susceptible will be untreated surfaces…as well as bridges and overpasses,” the agency said in a special weather statement.A forecaster added that temps will remain in the 20s through the morning commute, meaning the ice could still be an issue on untreated roads after sunup.The Long Island Expressway had been temporarily closed for emergency salting between exits 68 and 73 Tuesday evening due to dangerous icing—although police and many local media outlets mistakenly reported that the LIE was closed between 49 and 73 at first.The rain after the snow washed away salt at the Route 110 and LIE exchange, which had to be retreated, according to Eileen Peters, a spokeswoman for the New York State Department of Transportation.“Slow down, a shiny road is not a good sign,” she said. “Our maintenance guys are all staying on through the night. They are monitoring the roadways.”The Long Island Rail Road was also dealing with weather-related delays, including a broken rail Tuesday morning, and urging riders to plan for extra travel time as winter delays continued Tuesday evening.Wednesday is forecast as mostly cloudy with highs near 36 and gusts up to 28 mph before dropping down below freezing again after sundown.But, temperatures are expected to warm up a little toward the end of the week, hitting a high near 43 Thursday and a high near 52 on Friday, Saturday and as high as 57 Sunday. There is also a chance of showers all three days this weekend.last_img read more

5 signs you’re burned out and need a vacation

first_img 137SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Details Every year we get vacation time. Are you using yours? Believe or not, a lot of people have paid vacation and don’t use it. Seriously, what are these people thinking? If you haven’t taken a vacation in a while, here are some signs that you’re overdue.Everything annoys youAre you snapping at people for no good reason? Do you find yourself thinking about how stupid Jarod is because he can’t find his stapler? It may be time to take a break and unwind.You used to be funnyEveryone used to think you were the funniest person in the office. Used to. Now you’re just a grumpy, big ball of negativity. It’s time to relax. Find that funny guy and bring him back. Start by looking in a beach chair somewhere.You’re always tiredI’ll tell you why you’re tired. You don’t sleep well. You’re too stressed. You work too hard. Give it a break already! Hand over the reins and spend ten days drinking Mai Tais. That’ll do the trick.Someone has actually said, “You need a vacation.”Your family and co-workers are around you the most, so when they say you need a vacation, they’re probably right. When you hear those four words from a complete stranger, you should run to the airport immediately.This is youlast_img read more

Melvin E. Robbins, 92

first_imgMelvin E. Robbins, 92, Greensburg, passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017 at the Morning Breeze in Greensburg. Born, November 20, 1924 in Greensburg, Indiana, he was the son of Dola and Luvina (Rathburn) Robbins.  Melvin graduated in 1943 from Greensburg High School.  He served in WW II in the Army Medical Corp.  He received a Purple Heart medal, Bronze Star medal, POW medal, and the French Legion of Merit medal for his service in the war. After the war he attended Indiana University.  Melvin was a fireman for the Greensburg Fire Department for 30 years.  He was served as Assistant Fire Chief for 14 years and retired in 1980.  After his retirement, he worked for over 25 years at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home.  Melvin was also a jeweler and worked on watches and clocks up until his death. Melvin was a life member of the VFW #5584, a member of the American Legion #129, Masonic Lodge #36, 32 degree Mason of the Scottish Rite in Indianapolis, a lifetime member of the Conservation Club, and a member of the First Baptist Church. He married Virginia Rosalie Hamer on June 16, 1946 and she preceded him in death on September 23, 2015. He is survived by one daughter, Joretta (Ron) Headlee, Indianapolis; one sister, Gertrude McFarland, Bellbrook, OH; three grandchildren, Shelley Post, David (Brandy) Headlee, Nicole (Kyle) Juday; six great grandchildren and one on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife; one daughter, Darlene Riley; one brother, William Robbins; one sister, Alma Small. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 3 to 8:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg with a Masonic Service to be held at 7:30.  Visitation will also be held on Thursday at the First Baptist Church from 10 to 11:00 followed by the funeral service at 11:00 with Rev. Cliff Bunch officiating. Interment with full military graveside services will be held in the South Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Robbins Memorial Fund at the First Baptist Church. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Vardy’s penalty double,Castagne give Leicester much-needed 3-0 victory over West Brom

first_imgLeicester City proved their might against West Brom and ran away with a 3-0 triumph in another thrilling Premier League duel on Sunday. A 56th minute goal by new-comer, Timothy Castagne and double penalty goals from James Vardy in the 74th and 84th minutes were all Leicester City needed to grab the three points at stake in the keenly contested match. It was a really tough afternoon for West Brom’s midfielders Jake Livermore and Romaine Sawyers. They were left in against three great players in Leicester’s midfield with no help from the Baggies’ forwards or full-backs. read also:Leicester City in top shape for West Brom challenge They ultimately ran out of gas after chasing shadows all afternoon which allowed Leicester to destroy them in the second half. The Foxes looked stronger, fitter and if you’re being brutally honest – more talented. After goalkeeper Sam Johnstone twice came to the home side’s rescue with saves to deny Harvey Barnes in the first half, new signing Timothy Castagne broke the deadlock when he nodded home a far-post cross from fellow Belgian Dennis Praet nine minutes after the restart. Vardy, last season’s Premier League top scorer, then got up to score from the spot after being dragged back by Kyle Bartley as he chased into the box to support a move that saw Johnstone deny former Baggies loanee Barnes for a third time. The 33-year-old repeated the feat 10 minutes later after Dara O’Shea tripped James Justin. As playmaker James Maddison made a second-half appearance off the bench after recovering from a hip operation that crucially caused him to miss the end of the season, it was a good day for manager Brendan Rodgers and his team, who were winning this particular fixture for the fifth time in a row. For West Brom, it was a brutal reminder of the task they face merely trying to stay in the top flight. All three promoted teams lost on the opening weekend and – like Fulham, who were beaten by a similar scoreline against Arsenal on Saturday – there are early question marks over whether they have the quality to survive. Leicester’s biggest away win since New Year’s Day provided a positive response to some major questions. After looking like Champions League certainties for the first half of the season, a draining run of 17 games in which they claimed only four wins and 17 points saw Leicester overtaken by Manchester United for a top-four spot on the final day of the season. Just as his side’s form nosedived, so did Vardy’s. He may have been the Premier League’s top scorer but 17 of his 23 goals came before Christmas Day. After toiling for most of the afternoon, Vardy’s day seem to be reaching an unhappy end when he limped away from a collision with Johnstone. But the physio sorted Vardy out and within minutes he had scored. Ten minutes after that, he had another one. The similarity of his penalties was uncanny. The run-up was purposeful, the shot powerful, both times to Johnstone’s left as the keeper went right. Maddison’s introduction was further reason for Leicester to cheer, although with a notoriously draining Europa League campaign to negotiate from the middle of October, it is fair to assume Rodgers will want more signings beyond Castagne, who has been brought in as a replacement for Ben Chilwell, who joined Chelsea for £45m. When West Brom went down three seasons ago, their measly 31 goals was one of the major reasons. Salomon Rondon and Jay Rodriguez were joint top scorers with seven, so it is obvious where the Baggies must improve if they are to stand a chance of preserving their Premier League status. Having spent £28m on three new offensive signings – albeit two of them joining permanently after impressing during the club’s promotion seasons – expectations around Pereira, Grady Diangana and Callum Robinson are high. There was evidence of plenty of movement from those three but it only translated into a single shot on target. Kasper Schmeichel made one feet-first save from Pereira before the break but the Brazilian’s effort was going wide anyway. Pereira was the home side’s major attacking threat – and might have done better with a volley he sent sailing over the bar after controlling in a good position inside the Leicester box. But without a greater goal threat, it could be a long old season for the Baggies. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe Best Cars Of All TimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them9 Iconic Roles Nobody Wanted To Play6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingThe Runner Who Makes Elaborate Artwork With His Feet And A MapWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Most Populated Cities In The WorldThese Films Were Sued For The Weirdest Reasons7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Artcenter_img Loading… last_img read more