Fastest-growing sales for Patisserie Valerie

first_imgPatisserie Valerie is celebrating a successful year after being named on the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 List.The Birmingham-based patisserie chain has been ranked number 52 on the list, which names the top 100 privately-owned businesses showing the fastest-growing sales over the past three years. Following the 2006 Risk Capital Partners-backed management buyout for £6m, Patisserie Valerie has seen sales grow 68% a year from an annualised £7.1m in 2007 to £33.4m in 2010.Paul May, chief executive officer for Patisserie Valerie, said: “Despite the current climate of doom and gloom, we have continued to bring investment and job opportunities to the UK’s high streets and encourage the interest of the public, who welcome the new stores. “Having Patisserie Valerie ranked on the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 list is a true testament to the hard-working team we have on board at all levels of the business and is something we are extremely proud of.”The company pins its success on its nationwide growth, recently opening a new store in Henley-on-Thames and creating 25 new jobs. It plans to open its final café for 2011 in Sheffield, with plans to open new outlets in Birmingham and other locations in 2012.The company, which was established in Soho in 1926 by Madame Valerie and with headquarters based in Birmingham, has opened over 50 stores and, in the past 18 months, has created over 500 new jobs throughout the country.last_img read more

2013 Daytona 500 qualifying results

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Guess What’s in The Book of Mormon Star Stephen Ashfield’s ‘Spooky Hell Dream’?

first_img The Book of Mormon View Comments from $69.00 Related Shows Star Filescenter_img Stephen Ashfield photographed at Dream Midtown(Photo: Caitlin McNaney) Stephen Ashfield Age: 36Hometown: Glasgow, ScotlandCurrent Role: Stephen Ashfield plays Elder McKinley, the tap-dancing, lightswitch-turning Mormon district leader in Uganda, in Broadway’s The Book of Mormon.Stage & Screen Cred: The Book of Mormon marks Ashfield’s Broadway debut; he received an Olivier Award for his performance as Elder McKinley in the original London production. His other West End credits include Jersey Boys, Boy Meets Boy, Legally Blonde, Imagine This, Tomorrow Morning, Fame and Taboo. Onscreen, Ashfield has appeared in Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd, Distinguished Ladies, Call the Midwife and Everybody Knows My Name.last_img read more

Weekly unemployment claims fall by 88

first_imgFor the week of October 9, 2010, there were 752 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance, a decrease of 88 from the week before. Altogether 7,405 new and continuing claims were filed, a decrease of 55 from a week ago and 2,166 fewer than a year earlier. The Department also processed 2,787 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 54 fewer than a week ago. In addition, there were 1,516 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is an increase of 23 from the week before. The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: is external). Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at: is external)last_img read more

UVM gets $500,000 for UVM Alumni House

first_imgUniversity of Vermont,A half-million-dollar gift to support the Alumni House project at the University of Vermont is giving a name to a room with one of the best lake views in town.Davis Ballroom will be named in recognition of a gift from alumnus William Davis ‘71 and his father Robert Davis ‘41 toward renovating the historic Queen Anne home at 61 Summit Street in Burlington, Vt., that will become the university’s Alumni House.The third-floor ballroom in the stately old home commands a sweeping view of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. It was once the setting for the social gatherings of Burlington’s most prominent citizens and will host a variety of alumni and other campus functions when renovations are complete.”We’re excited to support the University and do it in a way that has some meaning to our family,” said Bill Davis. He and his father were both members of the Delti Psi Fraternity, which owned the home from 1924 until it was acquired by the university in 2007 as the future Alumni House.”All of us who have been a part of Delta Psi and are supporting this project feel very good about the fact that we’re able to help UVM bring the house back to its original grandeur and that the university has made the commitment to maintain it over time,” Davis said.Davis family roots run deep at UVM. In all, four generations of the Davis family are represented among the UVM alumni community including Bill ‘71 and his father Bob ‘41, daughter Heather ‘05, sister Laurie Davis Callahan ‘75, and grandparents Max Davison ‘24 and Priscilla Rose Davison ‘23. Other Davis family members among the UVM alumni are cousin Jeff Davis ‘76, uncles Ralph ‘29 and Donald Davis ‘36, and aunts Elizabeth Davison Post ‘51, Patricia Davison McDonald ‘52, Rhoda Davison Rochat ‘53, and Amanda Davison Parker ‘59.”This house has so many fond memories embedded in it for UVM alums over the years, it’s fitting that a multi- generation UVM alumni and Delta Psi family should give their name to one of its signature spaces,” said Ted Madden, president of the University of Vermont Alumni Association. “We are very grateful to Bill and Bob Davis for their generosity, and we couldn’t be more excited at the prospect of celebrating their gift when the Davis Ballroom is ready to host its next big event.”Work is under way to stabilize the windows and exterior on the house prior to the onset of winter. A total of $2.2 million has been raised for the $13.5 million project to date. UVM 11.11.11last_img read more

Investors shun UK for the euro-zone

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Which Premier League games are on free-to-air TV and how to watch them?

first_img Comment Which Premier League games are on free-to-air TV and how to watch them? MORE: Why Liverpool could celebrate Premier League title win in Everton’s car parkMORE: Jurgen Klopp admits he was ‘really worried’ about null & void Premier League scenarioFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Free-to-air Premier League matches Saturday, June 20Bournemouth v Crystal Palace 7.45pm (BBC)Sunday, June 21Everton v Liverpool 7pm (Sky)Wednesday, June 24Norwich v Everton 6pm (BBC)Saturday, June 27FA CUP QF: Norwich v Manchester United 8.15pm (BBC)Monday June, 29Crystal Palace v Burnley 8pm (Amazon) Metro Sport ReporterFriday 12 Jun 2020 1:59 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link18Sharescenter_img Man City take on Arsenal on the first day back for the Premier League (Picture: Getty Images)The Premier League returns on Wednesday night and in a packed schedule 92 matches will be played before the end of July to complete the season.Every single one will be available to watch across Sky Sports, BT Sport, BBC and Amazon, although not all of these will be available to watch for free.BBC and Amazon have four games each and all will be available to watch for free.Sky Sports have 64 games in total and 25 of them will be available for free, while 39 remain paid-for.ADVERTISEMENTBT Sport have 20 games to show and unfortunately you will need to pay for a subscription to watch those.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe scheduling has been confirmed until 2 July with kick-off times and TV channels yet to be decided after that date, but here is what we know so far and how to watch the free-to-air games.How to watch Sky Sports free-to-air gamesSky are playing their free games on the Pick Channel which is 159 on Sky and 144 on Freeview.How to watch Amazon free-to-air gamesYou will not need an Amazon Prime account, which makes them free, but it is not yet clear whether you will need an Amazon account or not.These games will all be streamed online or through a Smart TV. Confirmed fixtures and TV schedule Wednesday, June 17Aston Villa v Sheffield United 6pm (Sky)Manchester City v Arsenal 8pm (Sky)Friday, June 19Norwich v Southampton 6pm (Sky)Tottenham v Manchester United 8pm (Sky)Saturday, June 20Watford v Leicester 12.30pm (BT)Brighton v Arsenal 3pm (BT)West Ham v Wolves 5.30pm (Sky)Bournemouth v Crystal Palace 7.45pm (BBC)Sunday, June 21Newcastle v Sheffield United 2pm (Sky)Aston Villa v Chelsea 4.30pm (Sky)Everton v Liverpool 7pm (Sky)Monday, June 22Manchester City v Burnley 8pm (Sky)Tuesday, June 23Southampton v Arsenal 6pm (Sky)Tottenham v West Ham 8.15pm (Sky)Wednesday, June 24Manchester United v Sheffield United 6pm (Sky)Newcastle v Aston Villa 6pm (Sky)Norwich v Everton 6pm (BBC)Liverpool v Crystal Palace 8.15pm (Sky)Thursday, June 25Burnley v Watford 6pm (Sky)Leicester v Brighton 6pm (Sky)Chelsea v Manchester City 8.15pm (BT)Wolves v Bournemouth 8.15pm (BT)Saturday, June 27FA Cup QF: Sheffield United v Arsenal 5pm (BT)FA CUP QF: Norwich v Manchester United 8.15pm (BBC)Sunday, June 28Aston Villa v Wolves 12pm (BT)FA Cup QF: Leicester v Chelsea 2.30pm (BT)Watford v Southampton 4.30pm (Sky)FA Cup QF: Newcastle v Manchester City 6pm (BT)Monday June, 29Crystal Palace v Burnley 8pm (Amazon)Tuesday June, 30Brighton v Manchester United 6pm (Sky)Sheffield United v Tottenham 8.15pm (Sky)Wednesday, July 1Bournemouth v Newcastle 6pm (Sky)Everton v Leicester 6pm (Sky)West Ham v Chelsea 8.15pm (Sky)Thursday, July 2Arsenal v Norwich 6pm (BT)Manchester City v Liverpool 8.15pm (Sky) Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Inner city unit priced at $130K as owner seeks urgent sale

first_img902/188 Shafston Avenue, Kangaroo Point Qld 4169. Picture: BRISBANE unit has hit the market priced at offers over $130,000 in one of the lowest price tags the inner city has seen in years.The one bedroom, one bathroom studio apartment is at 902/188 Shafston Avenue, Kangaroo Point, a mere hop across the river from Brisbane’s CBD. 902/188 Shafston Avenue, Kangaroo Point Qld 4169. Picture: 21sq m, it may not be everyone’s cup of tea but was “great value for money”, he said.The catch was that in the current climate, a buyer would have to be cash ready or have a deposit of at least 50 per cent of the purchase price for their lending institution to jump on board.*Follow Sophie Foster on Twitter @SophieFoster Common area – 902/188 Shafston Avenue, Kangaroo Point Qld 4169. Picture: Michael said the apartment had been rented at $250 a week. “You can rent it out or buy and live there. It’s got two shared gyms – one indoor, one outdoor. There’s no pool on site but the Fortitude Valley pool is not far away.” Common area – 902/188 Shafston Avenue, Kangaroo Point Qld 4169. Picture: Common area – 902/188 Shafston Avenue, Kangaroo Point Qld 4169. Picture: More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours ago902/188 Shafston Avenue, Kangaroo Point Qld 4169. Picture: estate agent Solomon Michael of Coronis Coorparoo said the owner was looking for a quick sale.“We have sold a few of these, but none priced at this level. This owner needs it sold as soon as possible.”He said the property was great for investors or those who wanted a cost effective inner city base.“It’s a studio apartment with no car accommodation and it has a phenomenal 7.5 per cent return.” 902/188 Shafston Avenue, Kangaroo Point Qld 4169. Picture: 902/188 Shafston Avenue, Kangaroo Point Qld 4169. Picture: Common area – 902/188 Shafston Avenue, Kangaroo Point Qld 4169. Picture: read more

TechnipFMC’s Subsea Equipment for VNG’s Fenja Field

first_imgTechnipFMC has received an integrated Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (iEPCI) contract from VNG Norge.The contract covers the provision of subsea equipment including umbilicals, risers, flowlines and the subsea production system for the Fenja project, previously known as Pil & Bue.VNG Norge submitted the Plan for Development and Operation of the Fenja field to the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy on Tuesday, December 19, 2017,.Fenja is located in the Norwegian Sea and will be tied back to the Njord A platform for processing and storage and export via the Njord B ship.The field contains recoverable resources of approximately 100 million barrels oil equivalents, mostly oil.Hallvard Hasselknippe, president of TechnipFMC’s Subsea Projects, said: “This is TechnipFMC’s sixth iEPCI award and the largest one to date. It is also our first major integrated project award. “We are grateful to VNG for being an early mover in embracing the iEPCI execution model and very happy to support their first E&P development as operator. “The Fenja project will have the longest Electrically Trace Heated (ETH) pipeline in the world at 37 km, and will benefit from multiple TechnipFMC product groups and engineering locations.”According to TechnipFMC, a ‘major’ contract is worth above USD 250 million.last_img read more

Neuroscientist warns young brains being re-wired by digital technology

first_imgABC News 20 November 2014The use of digital technologies is reshaping human brains and the impact on young people must be considered by their parents and educators, a neuroscientist warns.Susan Greenfield of Oxford University said technology was re-wiring brains, particularly for young people who were growing up knowing nothing else.Baroness Greenfield gave a sold-out public lecture at the University of South Australia on Wednesday night, having previously worked in Adelaide as one of the South Australian Government’s thinkers-in-residence.“People like me, a baby-boomer, grew up with the television being the new luxury that came into our home,” she told 891 ABC Adelaide.“Clearly the amount of life we’ve lived already, the experiences we’ve had, the conceptual frameworks that we’ve developed, the attitudes we have, the memories that we have – the individuality that we’ve therefore developed – all those things will offset against whatever other influences are coming in.”The same could not be said of the younger generation, she argued. read more