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Brothers combine Indian and bakery

first_imgCombining Indian food with a traditional bakery offer is proving a hit with customers of Hurst Bakery & Provisions, based in Berkshire. Owned by brothers Jitu and Duras Miah, it produces bread, rolls, cakes, morning goods and sandwiches – but Indian food is also on the menu. The brothers bought the 78-year-old shop as a going concern in 2006 and wanted to offer something that other companies didn’t. The pair’s restaurant-owning background means they can serve up curries, naan bread and samosas to custmers, which Jitu says is proving a success. Spicy food is also on the company’s new catering menu – launched in February – and already bringing in orders for work events and parties of up to 200 people at a time. “It’s an unusual bakery,” said Jitu, “but we’ve also tried to create a homely atmosphere.” He added that the pair had launched the catering side of the business after getting lots of enquiries from customers. “There’s definitely demand for the service and I’m confident that it will take off,” said Jitu.last_img read more

One dead, one badly injured after crash on Dragoon

first_img Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Google+ Previous articleDowagiac house fire victims identifiedNext articleArcade vandalized in Mishawaka Tommie Lee Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ By Tommie Lee – March 26, 2021 0 331 (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) One woman was killed and another severely injured in a crash Friday morning on Dragoon Trail.Police say it happened around 8:45 a.m. near the Marian Schools soccer fields.19 year-old Macayla Teeter died in the crash after losing control of the vehicle and hitting another car. The 34 year-old woman driving the second vehicle was transported for treatment of “significant injuries.”The FACT team is investigating the crash. One dead, one badly injured after crash on Dragoonlast_img read more

Greggs and Pret win top spot over Starbucks

first_imgGreggs and Pret A Manger have beaten Starbucks to top the list of the UK’s most desired coffee shop and snack hotspots.According to a survey by Market Force Information, a leading customer intelligence company, Pret A Manger had the highest loyalty score of 55%, followed by Greggs (40%), with Caffè Nero, Costa and Starbucks to follow.The company asked 4,500 consumers in January 2015 to rate their satisfaction with their last experience at a given coffee shop and their likelihood to recommend it to others. The data was averaged to rate each restaurant brand on a Composite Loyalty Index. The survey also found that Greggs scored highest in the number of customers to download the bakery’s mobile application, followed by Starbucks, Costa and then Pret A Manger.Cheryl Flink, chief strategy officer at Market Force, said: “Coffee brands have the opportunity to capture more wallet share in two ways. First is focusing on creating a great experience through exceptional execution by every location in the estate, which will create differentiation in a market that has become very competitive. Second, brands can drive awareness and adoption of mobile apps to create a convenient, hassle-free experience.”Of all the businesses, Greggs was rated highest for being value for money, and second-highest for friendliness of staff, speed of service, and store cleanlinesslast_img read more

Looking Back At Dopapod’s History During The Band’s Year Off On Hiatus

first_imgFollowing their 2017–2018 New Year’s Eve show, jam scene favorites, Dopapod, began an indefinite year-long hiatus, with no word on any upcoming shows or festival appearances announced as of now. Comprised of guitarist Rob Compa, drummer Neal “Fro” Evans, bassist Chuck Jones, and keyboardist Eli Winderman, the band has a deep history dating back to 2007, with over 1,000 lives shows under their belts.Dopapod was originally formed by Michelangelo “Mikey” Carubba, Compa, and Winderman, when the trio met as music students at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music. Through shared mutual interests and a love of jamming together, Carubba and Winderman started booking gigs, with Compa joining shortly thereafter—marking the original Dopapod trio’s formation. In the time since, Dopapod’s lineup has continued to evolve with the addition and departure of players; in 2010, Carubba left the band to become the full-time drummer for another massively popular band in the live music scene, the fan-favorite funk act Turkuaz. During Carubba’s time with the band, they recorded their debut album in 2009, Radar.Dopapod – Berklee College of Music – 4/23/2009[Video: jazzrevelation]Following Carubba’s departure in Dopapod’s early days, Boulder, Colorado native Neal “Fro” Evans joined the band, playing an integral part in the band’s formative years of recording and writing music together. With their new drummer, the group began touring harder and harder, year after year, eventually playing upwards of 150 shows a year. However, Evans was no stranger to the Dopapod boys, as he formerly played in a band with Jones and Winderman called The Actual Proof.Dopapod – “Turnin’ Knobs” – 10/16/2011[Video: DrifterMedia]With Evans in the mix, the band recorded and released Drawn Onward in 2011, which was recorded as an entirely instrumental album and followed the same style as Radar. However, Compa and Winderman started to sing more on stage together and work out tight vocal harmonies, with the band’s sound and style slowly moving to include vocals and lyrics. 2012’s Redivider is Dopapod’s first studio recording to feature Compa and Winderman sharing vocal duties. Following a successful summer tour in 2013, Evans left the band for personal reasons, as longtime friend Scotty Zwang joined the band on drums, helping the group record 2014’s Never Odd Or Even, while also touring the country relentlessly coast-to-coast.Dopapod – Brooklyn Bowl – 4/4/2012[Video: mk devo]In 2015, RollingStone named Dopapod Bonnaroo’s “Best-Kept Secret”, comparing them to Phish, the Disco Biscuits, and Frank Zappa—some of the quartet’s biggest influences. With almost three years in the bag with a new drummer, the other three members found themselves reeling over their initial band chemistry with Evans on drums. Eventually, in 2016, the band invited Evans back into the mix, with Zwang leaving the band to start playing with Tom Hamilton and Holly Bowling for their recently launched improvisation-heavy endeavor, Ghost Light.Dopapod dropped some surprising news to many last fall, with both the announcement of their fifth studio album, MEGAGEM, as well as the band’s announcement that they would take a yearlong hiatus in 2018. The band shared, “Following seven years of ceaseless touring, the sabbatical is a blueprint for wellness borne from love and mutual respect amongst old friends. It’s a pre-emptive move of self-preservation inspired by the TED Talk, ‘The Power of Time Off’.”“Every seven years, this guy closes his design firm and everyone who works for the company works on their own projects for the year,” explained keyboardist and singer/songwriter Eli Winderman. “When they come back, everyone is inspired and working with a newfound sense of excitement.”Dopapod – Fete Music Hall – 12/30/2017[Video: mk devo]While Dopapod may be off the road this year, fans of Rob Compa, Eli Winderman, and Chuck Jones can still catch them performing at Brooklyn Comes Alive in various supergroup formations later this month. At this year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive, the original Dopapod lineup will re-form for a special performance. Winderman and Compa will team up with their original drummer, Mikey Carubba, for a set of funked-out jams and exploratory improvisation under the moniker “Carubba, Compa, Winderman”. Jones will join Katharsis, a project led by The Motet’s Dave Watts along with fan-favorite keyboardist Todd Stoops (Electric Beethoven) and guitarist Marcus Rezak (Digital Tape Machine).The fourth-annual Brooklyn Comes Alive will return to Brooklyn’s beloved Williamsburg neighborhood on September 29th for an all-day music marathon at Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg and Rough Trade. Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive brings together more than 50 artists, allowing them to carry out passion projects, play with their musical heroes, and collaborate in never-before-seen formations. For more information, ticketing, and to see the full list of performers scheduled for Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018, head to the festival’s website here.last_img read more

Traveling the world to support credit unions

first_imgLois Kitsch loves credit unions, and she travels around the world supporting them—even to Afghanistan.“I love credit unions because I see them as a vehicle for change to help families grow, not only financially, but spiritually and emotionally,” she tells the CUNA News Podcast. “A family who isn’t worried about money can focus on things that are really important in life: children, health, and community.”Kitsch directs a number of programs for the National Credit Union Foundation including Real Solutions, which helps credit unions serve financially underserved consumers.She also facilitates the Foundation’s popular Credit Union Development Education (DE) Program, which provides critical lessons in cooperative principles, credit union philosophy, and international development while incorporating challenges credit unions face today.Kitsch has also focused on international development projects during her career with the World Council of Credit Unions. Those projects have aimed to build financial capability through cooperatives in some of the world’s poorest areas, including the Philippines, Afghanistan, and Africa. 27SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

HR Answers: How to present a job offer to your preferred candidate

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The work of searching for job candidates for your credit union can be grueling. You need to put out the call, sift through resumes, hold in-person interviews and narrow down the field. Once you’ve chosen your preferred candidate, it’s essential that you close the deal—if not, you might end up back at square one. This short guide will help you land your perfect candidates once you’ve found them.Act FastYou’ve discovered the ideal candidate—she has all the skills you want and a lot of experience in the credit union industry. She has a great personality, and you’re sure she’ll get along wonderfully with your team. You wonder how you got so lucky.The truth is, you probably didn’t.High-quality applicants know their worth. That means they’ll almost always be applying to more than one position at once. They have the luxury of being able to choose the career path that’s most appealing to them. When you decide which candidate you want to hire, contact them immediately and schedule an interview—within a couple of days, when possible. Be sure of one thing: Other companies have their eye on that candidate, too.last_img read more

Car crashes into home in Town of Chenango

first_imgThis is a developing story. Stay with 12 News on air and online for the latest. According to the BCSO, the crash happened at 1125 Castle Creek Road on Route 11 around 11:50 p.m. Monday night. 12 News spoke to the owner of the home on the scene, who said he and his wife were the only ones home at the time of the incident and were not injured. Authorities say the investigation is ongoing into any other injuries and what the cause of the crash was. TOWN OF CHENANGO (WBNG) — The Broome County Sheriff’s Office says a car crashed into a home in the town of Chenango late Monday night.last_img

Government agency BPH Migas calls for lower fuel prices amid global oil slump

first_img“This should happen as soon as possible,” said Fanshrullah, speaking at a webinar about the state of Indonesia’s downstream oil and gas industry against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. Global crude oil prices are projected to average $35 per barrel this year, almost half of last year’s $61.4 per barrel, according to the World Bank.Observers, legislators and some business players have voiced support for lower fuel prices in Indonesia as global crude oil prices take a beating from record-low global consumption levels. Read also: Explainer: What does the oil price crash mean for Indonesia?In Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s top oil consuming country, daily fuel consumption was 30 percent below normal in April as cities and provinces implement partial lockdowns, based on data from state-owned oil company Pertamina, the country’s largest fuel distributor. The government agency in charge of downstream oil and gas policies is calling for lower fuel prices “as soon as possible” in light of the global oil price slump, while the energy ministry maintains a wait-and-see approach.Downstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Agency (BPH Migas) head Fanshrullah Asa said on Friday his office “wanted fuel prices – while global oil prices are falling – to fall too, as social fairness to the people”. BPH Migas reports directly to the President, but fuel prices are regulated by the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry. The world’s top oil exporting nations, also known as OPEC+, recently agreed to cut global crude oil production by a steep 9.7 million barrels per day in May and June, which is expected to raise oil prices over the year.The energy ministry has raised concerns over a public and political backlash if the government were to lower government-administered fuel prices today then raise them again when global crude prices recover over the year.“The government is still monitoring and evaluating developments related to oil prices,” Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry spokesman Agung Pribadi said in a previous statement.The ministry had issued a ministerial decree in February that scraps the price floor and introduces a new calculation formula for the price ceiling, giving room for lower prices and preventing wild price increases.Topics :last_img read more

Charlie Nicholas makes Arsenal v Man Utd prediction and backs Nicolas Pepe to shine for Mikel Arteta

first_imgThe Red Devils travel to Arsenal in decent form (Picture: Getty)‘You cannot plan for the Bernd Leno howler, but the defence was better but still vulnerable, as were the midfield protectors.‘Man Utd are getting good results, while the counter-attack is so dangerous at the Emirates. I am going to stick with Arsenal, as they can get at the full-backs and defence.‘It seems more pleasant to watch but the table looks awful for Arsenal. They need a win and it is not about closing the gap to the top four as that is fantasy for them this year.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘Mikel Arteta started with a draw and a harsh defeat so it is time for them to get a win. Man Utd will be very dangerous on the counter-attack, but Reiss Nelson has been decent, and Arteta could give Nicolas Pepe a start.‘He may just be ready to come and do something. Arsenal 3-2 Manchester United.’In the reverse fixture at Old Trafford in September, Aubameyang cancelled out Scott McTominay’s opener as Arsenal drew 1-1 with Manchester United under Unai Emery.MORE: Paul Merson pays compliment to Mikel Arteta after Arsenal’s defeat to ChelseaMORE: Man Utd considering January move for Benfica ace Gedson Fernandes Comment Advertisement Arteta reflects on first loss as Arsenal boss against ChelseaTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 4:49FullscreenArteta reflects on first loss as Arsenal boss against Chelseahttps://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-reflects-loss-arsenal-boss-against-chelsea-2078002/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.The clash against United will be Arteta’s third match in charge of Arsenal. The former Manchester City assistant boss is still searching for his first win since returning to the Gunners.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTNicholas insists Arteta can end his wait for a victory against Manchester United and says struggling summer signing Nicholas Pepe may have a major influence in the fixture.‘I cannot give up on them, but Arsenal can’t buy a win at the moment, although it does seem more promising,’ he told Sky Sports.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‘There is more fight in there, no confidence, but there is a shape and a tendency to go and try to squeeze the ball.‘Chelsea are good at keeping it, but they have not quite got the balance of attack right.‘Mesut Ozil is playing better, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is still scoring goals and Bukayo Saka has been class at left-back despite being an attacker. Manchester United visit Arsenal on New Year’s Day (Pictures: Getty)Charlie Nicholas has backed his former club Arsenal to come out on top in a five-goal thriller against Arsenal in the Premier League showdown on New Year’s Day.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils travel to the Emirates on Wednesday evening in decent form, having climbed to fifth in the table after a shocking run at the start of the season.While Manchester United will hope to make up yet more ground on the top-four, Arsenal first need to break back into the top-half, having slipped to 12th after Sunday’s defeat to Chelsea.center_img Advertisement Charlie Nicholas makes Arsenal v Man Utd prediction and backs Nicolas Pepe to shine for Mikel Arteta Metro Sport ReporterMonday 30 Dec 2019 5:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShareslast_img read more

Arsenal and Tottenham in talks with Real Madrid to sign Sergio Reguilon

first_imgAdvertisement Sergio Reguilon has impressed during his loan spell at Sevilla this season (Getty Images)And the report claims that Arsenal and Tottenham are two of the teams who have asked Madrid about the defender’s availability along with Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain.AdvertisementAdvertisementIt’s claimed that Arsenal’s interest in Reguilon could be linked with Bukayo Saka’s situation as the 18-year-old has not yet agreed a new contract with the club and his current deal is due to expire next summer. Arsenal and Tottenham in talks with Real Madrid to sign Sergio Reguilon Comment Sergio Reguilon is wanted by Arsenal and Tottenham (Getty Images)Arsenal and Tottenham are in the race to sign Real Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilon, according to reports in Spain.Mikel Arteta is keen to strengthen his options in defence but the Arsenal manager has admitted that the club’s transfer plans hinge on their final position in the Premier League.Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho is also understood to be looking to bolster his defensive ranks at Spurs when the transfer window opens.Reguilon made his senior debut for Real Madrid last season but the 23-year-old is currently on loan at Sevilla and has established himself as their first choice left-back.ADVERTISEMENTAccording to ABC Sevilla, over 10 clubs have registered have registered their interest in Reguilon in recent weeks.center_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 29 Apr 2020 11:32 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.8kShares Advertisement Arsenal are desperate for Bukayo Saka to sign a new deal (AMA/Getty Images)Madrid, meanwhile, are yet to make a decision over Reguilon’s future and the Spanish club will take their direction from Zinedine Zidane’s opinion on the player.Should Zidane not want Reguilon at Madrid next season, the club will make the defender available on loan with a purchase option.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 CitySpeaking about his future earlier this month, Reguilon told ABC: ‘I know what Monchi [Sevilla’s sporting director] thinks. I also love my teammates, the fans and the city of Sevilla. ‘However, when the season is over I will have to go back to Madrid and then I don’t know what will happen after that.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

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