Chatwins buys up four P&A Davies stores

first_imgCraft baker Chatwins has taken over four shops previously run by fellow Cheshire firm P&A Davies, which went into administration earlier this month.Chatwins has rebranded the stores in Chester the city centre, Hoole and Blacon along with one in Ellesmere Port, and employed 28 of the staff who were made redundant. However, it decided not to take on the two other shops in Chester because sales were too low.Chairman Edward Chatwin said it was an opportunity to further the chain’s presence in the Chester area. “This is an exciting development for Chatwins,” he said. “Like ourselves, Davies of Chester is a well-known family bakery business dating back a century or more. Their custo-mers expect high-quality confectionery and savoury products and I’m sure they will welcome the Chatwins brand.”He said Chatwins planned to focus on bake-off and the lunchtime trade in the newly acquired stores. The deal fits with Chatwins’ growth across Cheshire and Staffordshire; it now boasts 23 retail outlets and three coffee lounges, supplied by its Nantwich bakery. “We are blessed with loyal and dedicated staff,” said Chatwin. “I’m sure with their support and by utilising the spare capacity in our bakery we can make a success of this expansion.”Earlier this month, Frank Roberts and Sons announced that it had bought P&A Davies’ central bakery.Administrator Baker Tilly Tax and Accounting said the two remaining stores were not being marketed and that it was up to the landlords who own the lease to decide what to do with them.>>Roberts snaps up central bakery of P & A Davieslast_img read more

7 ways smart parents teach their kids about money

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A new book reveals some surprising lessons, including the value of sharing your salary with your kids.by: Kimberly PalmerSteve Schaffer, CEO of the coupon website Offers.com, created a unique allowance system to help teach his three children, ages 10, 12 and 14, about money. He and his wife dole out $5 plus 50 cents per year old each child is. (For example, the 10-year-old receives $10.) Then, each child has a quarter of his or her money deducted for “family taxes,” and they have to put 15 percent into a savings account. An additional 10 percent goes toward giving. Each kid can then decide how to spend the remaining money.“It’s a mechanism for teaching them the value of the dollar so they can decide if they want something or not,” Schaffer says. Each child can also use the money to purchase lunch at school, although his children always opt to bring food from home instead. “I can’t remember the last time a child bought lunch,” he says. He estimates that in addition to teaching his kids about money, not paying for lunch will save the family about $5,000 per child through graduation.This month, Schaffer shared what he calls the “Schaffer Allowance Method” on Offer.com’s website after hearing various reactions to “The Opposite of Spoiled,” a new book by New York Times personal finance columnist Ron Lieber. In his book, Lieber advocates for speaking openly about money with children, even if it pushes parents beyond their comfort zone.When it comes to allowances, Lieber suggests a similar bucketing method as the one Schaffer and his family uses, with money going toward spending, saving and giving. That last one is important, Lieber says, to help impart a sense of gratitude and generosity. continue reading »last_img read more

What makes a marketing superstar?

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr When building your credit union’s marketing team, keep these five traits in mind:The ability to be flexible. “Priorities change daily, with fluctuation in competition, rates, mergers, and other market variables. Along with transparency and collaboration, they need to speak the stakeholder language,” says CUES member Tara Graff, VP/marketing and business development for $1.8 billion/165,000-member Royal Credit Union, Eau Claire, Wis.Someone who can identify and solve problems. “It’s also having a thorough understanding of the CU’s products and services, branding, and recognizing the opportunities,” says Bo McDonald, CEO of CUES Supplier member Your Marketing Co. Greenville, S.C.An interest in all functions as well as a supreme understanding of the goals and expectations of the position, says CUES member Helen Beam, COO/EVP at $87.5 million asset/9,600-member Carolina Collegiate Federal Credit Union, Columbia, S.C. continue reading »last_img read more

Guidelines and recommendations for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for eVisitor users

first_imgThe Croatian National Tourist Board (CNTB) has published recommendations for actions in the collection and processing of personal data in the eVisitor system.As they point out in the CNTB, care should always be taken to enter data into eVisitor only on the basis of the law, namely: the Sojourn Tax Act and the Ordinance on the manner of keeping the tourist list and the form and content of the tourist registration form. Be well informed and prepared and ultimately harmonize to avoid various inconveniences or penalties if the general data protection provision (GDPR) is not respected.Side dish: Guidelines and recommendations for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for eVisitor usersAlso, the CNTB has prepared a statement, ie an explanation for guests regarding the manner and purpose of collecting personal data for registration in the eVisitor system. A document that should be read by each of your guests, in order to be aware of why and what data is collected, and to avoid any inconveniences and problems. Information is key. Print this document and show it to the guest when handing over the keys and put it in a visible place at the reception or entering the accommodation facility.You can download the document in Croatian, English, German, Czech, Spanish, French, Chinese, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Russian, Slovenian and Slovak at LINK, as shown in the figure.Related news:[GDPR COOK] HOW TO “COOK” A SUCCESSFUL NEWSLETTER CAMPAIGN FOR REPEATED CONSENTMARTINA ŠEPIĆ RUMIN, MAILPLUS ADRIA: GDPR IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF SUBSCRIBERS ‘DATABASES WHICH WILL FINALLY RESULT IN GREATER SUCCESS OF THE EMAIL MARKETING CAMPAIGNlast_img read more

DepEd-Antique appeals support for Brigada Eskwela

first_imgBERIONG. CADIAO CARES SAN JOSE, Antique – The Department of Education (DepEd) in this province is appealing support for the Brigada Eskwela.Dr. Felisa Beriong, DepEd-Antique superintendent on June 2 has asked for volunteerism and support from its local government units, education stakeholders and other volunteers.Brigada Eskwela officially began with the Oplan Balik Eskwela through a virtual launching on June 1 and will end on Aug. 29.Unlike the previous conduct of Brigada Eskwela where physical preparation of school facilities and maintenance of classrooms were conducted, the main focus of engaging partners this year is to support the department in the provision of opportunities to continue with the Learning Continuity Plan in line with the current situation.“With the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the DepEd-Antique Division is faced with a big challenge on how we could deliver education using the alternative learning modalities,” she said.Due to the poor internet connection in this province, the DepEd-Antique is looking to partner with two cable televisions and a radio station in order to assist them in giving classroom instructions.“We do hope that the cable televisions and the radio station in this province could provide us channels or time slots where or when our teachers could deliver lessons for their students,” she added.Beriong, meanwhile, stressed that teachers and students in this province need thermal scanners, hand sanitizers and washable face masks when face-to-face classes resume.“We will also be needing assistance in acquiring risograph and computer units so that we could print more learning materials for students,” she added.PNA/PNlast_img read more

Three Vie For Franklin County Commissioner Seat

first_imgA new candidate has entered the race for Franklin County Commissioner.Robin Schmidt, of the West Harrison area, works as a CPA for H&R Block and volunteers as a first responder. Schmidt has entered the race as an Independent candidate.According to the Franklin County Observer, she has an interest in government at the county level.She is opposed by Democrat Dale Maxie and Republican Eric Roberts.The general election will be held November 4.last_img

Police Blotter 04-12-2020

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Chelsea hit back after Adam stunner

first_img Arsenal’s win over Liverpool saw the Gunners move within four points of Chelsea ahead of kick-off, having played two games more. The Blues went close after three minutes when Remy had a shot deflected and Asmir Begovic clawed the ball away. Begovic then denied the France striker, who next scuffed wide, but Chelsea struggled for rhythm due to poor passes and a disruptive Stoke, who had Glenn Whelan booked for catching Cesc Fabregas late and Ryan Shawcross yellow carded for blocking Oscar. Chelsea felt Adam should have followed after an aerial challenge with Fabregas which went unpunished. Stoke might have taken the lead after Nemanja Matic’s poor clearance presented Steven Nzonzi with the ball, but the midfielder curled just over. Hazard tried to spark Chelsea into life and shot weakly at Begovic following a dart across the edge of the 18-yard box. He then found Oscar, who shot wide rather than return the ball to the Belgian. Hazard did make the breakthrough after Fabregas wrong footed a sliding Wollscheid to earn Chelsea’s first Premier League penalty since November 1. The lead lasted just five minutes, though, as Hazard fell in the left channel and the ball was fed Adam, who drilled the ball over a back-pedalling Courtois to equalise. It might have left Mourinho wondering if Petr Cech would have been beaten from that distance, but rather than swap his goalkeeper at half-time, the Blues boss turned to Costa, who came on for Oscar. Hazard stung the hands of Begovic before Costa departed after a fleeting cameo, grimacing in pain. Remy stepped up in Costa’s absence in netting the winner at Hull last time out and his intervention was decisive again. Begovic’s poor throw towards Nzonzi was intercepted by Willian to Hazard, who ran at the Stoke goal before feeding Remy for a simple finish. It was the striker’s fifth Premier League goal of the season on his fourth start, but he immediately made way for Juan Cuadrado. Nzonzi hit the outside of the post from 25 yards as Stoke sought to reply swiftly for a second time. Hazard tried to conjure a third after a one-two with Drogba, but Cuadrado’s effort was saved and Begovic smothered the follow up. Stoke substitute Peter Crouch was booked for clumsily wrapping his legs around Hazard as Chelsea saw out a first home victory in almost two months, since the February 11 defeat of Everton. Press Association Stoke midfielder Adam’s 65-yard strike soared over Thibaut Courtois to cancel out Eden Hazard’s penalty opener before Loic Remy struck the winner after substitute Costa had come and gone. The 20-goal striker, not considered fit enough to start, was introduced at half-time but lasted just 11 minutes as his fragile hamstrings forced his withdrawal in an injury which could have repercussions for the title race. Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea lead second-placed Arsenal by seven points, with Manchester United a further point behind in third, while holders Manchester City are nine points behind in fourth ahead of Monday’s trip to Crystal Palace. Chelsea’s first Premier League title in five years and post-season victory tour are on course, but the Capital One Cup winners were severely tested by a Stoke side denied a first point at Stamford Bridge in 21 years. Hazard’s penalty was just Chelsea’s third in the Premier League this season and first for five months, since the home defeat of QPR. It was a statistic which was highlighted last month by the official website in an article headlined ‘Penalty puzzle’ in apparent support of Mourinho’s frustration with match officials. Stoke may have had reason to feel aggrieved as Philipp Wollscheid made minimal contact with Cesc Fabregas for the spot-kick. The Blues then had further cause for complaint as Hazard was felled in the build up to Adam’s audacious strike. Mourinho had been hoping to keep Costa in reserve after a hamstring injury against Hull saw him miss international duty with Spain. He may have wished he had not called upon the striker at the interval, but Remy ensured the short-term damage was limited and Mourinho punched the air in delight at the final whistle. Chelsea responded from conceding a Charlie Adam goal from his own half and losing Diego Costa to a hamstring injury to beat Stoke 2-1 and move seven points clear in the Premier League title race.last_img read more

USC comeback falls short in final seconds

first_imgThe USC men’s basketball team had an opportunity to end the nation’s longest home winning streak, but couldn’t seal the deal. Despite Donte Smith’s second consecutive 20-point effort off the bench, USC (6-5) fell 70-68 to No. 3 Kansas (10-0) Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.“To be honest, we really gave that game away,” Smith said. “We played way harder than they did in the second half. We just didn’t grab a couple of rebounds.”USC basketball almost completed a dramatic comeback, but Kansas walked away with its 65th consecutive home victory — Photo courtesy of Robert RescotIn the last four and a half minutes, Kansas pulled down four offensive rebounds. Their last three field goals all came after offensive rebounds. Two of the offensive boards led to 3-pointers by Jayhawks’ freshman Josh Selby, including the game-winning basket with 26 seconds remaining.And yet, USC still had a chance. Trailing by one with 6.4 seconds remaining, Smith inbounded the ball to Jio Fontan, who scored 15 points in his Trojan debut, but the Fordham transfer stepped on the sideline, giving the ball back to Kansas.USC then fouled Tyrel Reed on the inbound. He made the first before missing the second. Freshman Maurice Jones tracked down the rebound in the corner, but as was the case for him all day, his cross-court heave bounced off the front of the rim.“I thought it had a chance for a minute when I let it go,” Jones said. “But it ended up going a little to the right.”Jones finished without making a field goal for only the second time in his young career – coincidentally both last second losses for the Trojans.While USC’s freshmen struggled – Bryce Jones was also scoreless from the field — Kansas’ highly-touted freshman lived up to the hype.Making his much-awaited debut following a nine-game suspension for receiving improper benefits, Selby came off the bench and led all scorers with 21 points, making five of his eight 3-point attempts.“He shot the ball unbelievably well from behind the arc,” said Kansas coach Bill Self. “He bailed us out; he saved us.”Before Selby’s two clutch shots late in the game, Smith looked to be the hero for the second straight game. He continued his fire streak knocking down five 3-pointers in the second half.“I’m just playing with confidence,” Smith said of his back-to-back performances – the best two games of his USC career.USC trailed 31-20 at halftime and looked lethargic, particularly on offense. Several possessions saw the Trojans pounding the ball on the deck near half court for 15-20 seconds and then having to go one-on-one with the shot clock winding down.Coach Kevin O’Neill went with a small lineup inserting the 5-foot-11 Smith at small forward to begin the second half. The Trojans showed more energy and slowly began working on Kansas’ lead until a 13-2 run beginning with just under 11 minutes remaining gave USC its first lead of the game.Photo courtesy of Robert RescotThe two teams traded the lead seven times in the final eight minutes of the game. But it was the veteran Jayhawks and their stud rookie that did the little things to continue their winning streak at Allen Fieldhouse, where they have now won 65 straight.“We wanted to end the streak,” Smith said. “We just didn’t grab a rebound at the end, but we got another big game to get ready for.”Alex Stepheson had a season-high 18 points on a season-high 15 field goal attempts. Nikola Vucevic scored only 13 points (6-of-8 shooting) as he was constantly harassed by double teams. Both big men grabbed eight rebounds, but neither could collect the big defensive rebounds when the Trojans needed them the most down the stretch.The Trojans continue traveling east, heading to Knoxville to take on Tennessee on Tuesday at 7 p.m. EST.last_img read more

Volleyball: Badgers record team’s best start ever in Big Ten play

first_imgThe Wisconsin volleyball team (16-4, 12-0 Big Ten) has started 12-0 in conference play for the first time in Badger history. The Badgers have looked like a different team after starting the year 4-4. They lacked a diverse offensive attack and allowed huge hitting percentages. They have vastly improved in both areas amid the toughest conference in NCAA volleyball. In Big Ten play, the Badgers now rank first in hitting percentage and second in opponent’s hitting percentage. Wednesday night, the Badgers swept the pesky Maryland Terrapins (12-12, 4-8) thanks to a harrowing defensive effort at the net. In the first two sets, the Terrapins managed a combined hitting percentage of .041. Wisconsin played sloppy in the first and third sets offensively with some miscommunications and poor passing. Head Coach Kelly Sheffield acknowledged the issues. “I thought at times our play was a little ghoulish out there,” Sheffield said. “But, when you can come in here and you can sweep a good Big Ten team when you’re not playing your best, that’s certainly something that you’ve got to feel good about.”Volleyball: Badgers face pair of Big Ten underperformersFollowing a week of uncertainty, the No. 4 Wisconsin volleyball team (14-4, 10-0 Big Ten) faces a generous stretch with Read…Their defense was far from sloppy with defensive specialist Lauren Barnes seemingly everywhere in the back row. She recorded 15 digs — a season-high for the transfer from Minnesota. Two-time All-American Dana Rettke terrorized the Terrapin defense with 17 kills on 26 swings with no errors. Sunday afternoon, the Badgers rebounded from their sloppy play with a dominant win over the Indiana Hoosiers (12-13, 1-11). UW dwarfed Indiana’s production offensively, winning the hitting percentage battle .337 to .073. AVCA third-team All-American Madison Duello turned in a stellar performance as she matched her season-high mark with 11 kills to lead the team.Volleyball: Badgers rebound from poor start, sit atop Big Ten standingsThe University of Wisconsin volleyball team (14-4, 10-0 Big Ten) closed their non-conference schedule with back-to-back losses against Pac-12 powerhouse Read…Rettke managed a season-low eight kills, but the Badger offense simply didn’t need her like they have so many times in the past. In her three contests since she missed two games with a foot injury, Rettke has totaled 40 kills at a .493 clip. After the Maryland win, she assured reporters with both her words and performance that she was back to her usual self. “I feel good. Yeah, physically, I feel good,” Rettke said.Wisconsin will look to stay undefeated in the Big Ten this weekend when they take on The Ohio State University and Maryland, two unranked opponents. Both games will take place on the road.last_img read more

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