Daniels briefs colleagues as row mounts over his bonus

first_img Show Comments ▼ Daniels briefs colleagues as row mounts over his bonus KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULLcenter_img More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmMoneyPailShe Was A ’90s Star, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPail Wednesday 12 January 2011 9:16 pm LLOYDS Banking Group chief executive Eric Daniels yesterday called senior colleagues together to warn them a storm was about to erupt about the potential size of his bonus.Daniels told colleagues there was going to be “noise” about his possible bonus payments and he said that somebody “out there” was trying to create mischief.Reports yesterday suggested that Daniels, who is shortly leaving the bank, will be awarded a bonus of around £2m which will be complemented by a further £2m in shares that will have accrued to him as part of a long-term incentive scheme.However, Lloyds sources suggested the reports were speculative and that Daniels’ bonus payments were yet to be determined. “There will be a debate on this by the bank’s remuneration committee at the end of the month,” they said.Daniels waived his bonus last year but he is not expected to want to do the same this time around, causing potential embarrassment for the government. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg promised this week to do something about bonuses at the banks that were partly owned by the taxpayer. last_img read more

Innscor Africa Limited (INN.zw) Q32012 Interim Report

first_imgInnscor Africa Limited (INN.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Innscor Africa Limited (INN.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Innscor Africa Limited (INN.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Innscor Africa Limited (INN.zw)  2012 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileInnscor Africa Limited manufactures and markets fast-moving and durable consumer products in Zimbabwe and exports to international markets. The company is primarily involved in maize milling and the production of stock feeds, edible oils, baker’s fat and pork products; as well as poultry, table eggs and day-old chicks. A subsidiary division manufactures and markets a range of plastic carry bags, televisions, refrigerators and other general household appliances and consumables such as rice, dairy, candles and beverages. Innscor Africa Limited was founded in 1987 and its operations comprise National Foods Holding Limited, Colcom Holdings Limited, Irvine’s Zimbabwe (Private) Limited, Bakeries, Appliance Manufacturing, Natpak (Private) Limited, Profeeds (Private) Limited and Probrands (Private) Limited. Innscor Africa Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Anti-fascist crowd defends Rep. Ilhan Omar

first_imgWhen Rep. Ilhan Omar was invited to be the featured speaker at the Washington Council on American-Islamic Relations event in Bellevue, Wash., during Ramadan May 25, she was opposed by about 40 racist Trump followers.The misogynist, white-supremacist bigots called their demonstration to rant against Omar, Somali-American congressperson from Minnesota, because of her courageous statements in support of the Palestinian struggle, against U.S. support for the Israeli occupation, against the U.S. war on Venezuela, for Muslim civil rights and against abortion bans. But the Community and Labor Against Fascism coalition organized an anti-racist, anti-fascist counterdemonstration, and the progressive crowd of 800 people warmly welcomed Omar and pushed the haters back. People chanted, “Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Islamophobia has got to go!” and other anti-racist slogans until the racists dispersed at the Bellevue Convention Center near Seattle.  The coalition posted a statement after their successful counterdemonstration on their Facebook page: “Community & Labor Against Fascism is proud to have been present to show our support for Rep. Omar and everyone targeted by racists, bigots and xenophobes. Many of the individuals who came to the far-right counterrally, including the notorious Proud Boys, have a track record of promoting white nationalism, misogyny and violent attacks on anti-fascist protesters. We will continue to organize community actions against these bullies and bigots, and we encourage all our friends and neighbors to join us! Together, we will show that solidarity and unity in action are our strongest weapons!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Vaccination Clinic Preps Pasadena Students and Families for School Activities, Rose Bowl Graduation Ceremony

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Hoping to buck a trend seen across the county while also paving the way for a return to normalcy for young Pasadenans,  Dr. Ying-Ying Goh, health officer and director of the Pasadena Public Health Department, pitched in to help administer vaccinations at a clinic Thursday primarily for 16- and 17-year-olds.Teens in that age group have been vaccinated at a much lower rate than adults across L.A. county and the city. Pasadena’s vaccination rate for adults aged 45 to 64 is 81.5%, but only 52.9% for teens aged 16-17.  According to Pasadena Unified, there were about 1,500 district students eligible for vaccination.But now that Pasadena Unified has reopened to in-person learning and normal high school activities are returning, students should be vaccinated to fully take advantage of sports, activities like proms, and of course, the upcoming June 4 graduation ceremonies in the Rose Bowl, officials said.A single infection of a student can have effects on their peers and friends, said Pasadena spokesperson Lisa Derderian, noting that if one player on a sports team becomes infected, for instance, it could have ramifications for the entire team.City officials said the clinic’s goal was to fully vaccinate PUSD seniors and their families in time for June graduations. Nearly 500 vaccination were given, according to Derderian.The clinic for the teens was held in Victory Park and sponsored by the city and the Pasadena Unified School District along with Huntington Hospital.The clinic administered the Pfizer formulation of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is the only one currently approved by federal health officials for use in people 16 and over, will be used at the clinic. The other existing vaccines are not cleared for use in people under 18.A second student vaccination clinic was in the process of being set up at Muir High School, officials added. STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Luke Reynoso, 16, left, Noah Reynoso, 16, and Ryann Reynoso, 16, all sophomores from Pasadena High School, get information about what to expect when vaccinated during a walk up or drive-thru vaccination clinic at Victory Park in Pasadena, Thursday, April 29, 2021. (Photo by James Carbone) ‹› More Cool Stuff Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Students who are 16- and 17-years-old are available to get vaccinated and also take a “selfie” during the walk up or drive-thru vaccination clinic for 16- and 17-year-olds from the Pasadena Unified School District, at Victory Park in Pasadena, Thursday, April 29, 2021. (Photo by James Carbone) Community News Community News Vaccination Clinic Preps Pasadena Students and Families for School Activities, Rose Bowl Graduation Ceremony STAFF REPORT | Photography by JAMES CARBONE Published on Friday, April 30, 2021 | 6:13 am Volunteers guide student patients to prepare them to be vaccinated during a walk-up or drive-thru vaccination clinic for 16- and 17-year-olds from the Pasadena Unified School District at Victory Park in Pasadena, Thursday, April 29, 2021. (Photo by James Carbone) Dr. Ying-Ying Goh, the Health Officer and Director of Pasadena Public Health Department, discusses the vaccination clinic available for 16- and 17-year-olds during a walk-up or drive-thru vaccination clinic for Pasadena Unified School District, at Victory Park in Pasadena, Thursday, April 29, 2021. (Photo by James Carbone) 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Ryann Reynoso, a 16-year-old sophomore from Pasadena High School, gets vaccinated by Dr. Ying-Ying Goh the Health Officer and Director of Pasadena Public Health Department, during the walk up or drive-thru vaccination clinic for 16- and 17-year-olds from the Pasadena Unified School District, at Victory Park in Pasadena, Thursday, April 29, 2021. (Photo by James Carbone) EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Dr. Ying-Ying Goh, the Health Officer and Director of Pasadena Public Health Department, during a walk-up or drive-thru vaccination clinic for 16- and 17-year-olds from the Pasadena Unified School District at Victory Park in Pasadena, Thursday, April 29, 2021. (Photo by James Carbone) Community News Ryann Reynoso a 16-year-old sophomore from Pasadena High School, wears a pin reading “I Got vaccinated” as she is interviewed by the media during the walk up or drive-thru vaccination clinic for 16 and 17-year-olds from the Pasadena Unified School District, at Victory Park in Pasadena, Thursday, April 29, 2021. 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Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Luke Reynoso a 16-year-old sophomore from Pasadena High School hugs his mother Julianne Reynoso after getting vaccinated during a walk-up or drive thru vaccination clinic for 16- and 17-year-olds from the Pasadena Unified School District at Victory Park in Pasadena, Thursday, April 29, 2021. (Photo by James Carbone) Luke Reynoso a 16-year-old sophomore from Pasadena High School gets vaccinated by Dr. Ying-Ying Goh, the Health Officer and Director of Pasadena Public Health Department, during a walk up or drive-thru vaccination clinic for 16- and 17-year-olds from the Pasadena Unified School District, at Victory Park in Pasadena, Thursday, April 29, 2021. (Photo by James Carbone) Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Brundidge celebrates ‘Week of Young Child’

first_imgLatest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 9:36 pm Friday, April 16, 2010 Book Nook to reopen Email the author “As our young children learn and grow, the entire community is strengthened,” she said. “We are so appreciative of living in a community that nurtures its children through Head Start and other programs and activities for children.”The Brundidge Head Start program is accepting applications for the 2010-11 school year. Children between the ages of three and five are eligible. For information or to apply, call 334-735-5496 or 566-1712. Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancelcenter_img Sponsored Content Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage proclaimed the week of April 12-18 the Week of the Young Child in Brundidge.Ramage and City Councilmember Cynthia Pearson visited the Head Start Center in Brundidge on Friday and presented the proclamation to Head Start Director Tracey Upshaw and the 40 youngsters who are enrolled in the program and their teachers.“Brundidge Head Start is working to improve early learning opportunities, which are crucial to the growth and development of young children,” Ramage said. “Head Start is also working to build better futures for everyone in Brundidge.” Ramage said teachers and all others who make in a difference in the lives of young children and their families in Brundidge and all across the country deserve thanks and recognition, especially during the week honoring the young child.“In recognizing and supporting the people, programs and policies that are committed to high-quality early childhood education, the Brundidge City Council encourages all citizens to work to make a strong investment in our children,” Ramage said.Upshaw said the Week of the Young Child is an opportunity to celebrate and support children of all ages. By Jaine Treadwell Brundidge celebrates ‘Week of Young Child’ Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like TroyFest seeks volunteers for event The TroyFest team is on the hunt for those with giving hearts or even those just looking for something to… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more

Get connected

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. The intranet is shedding its boring bulletin board image and emerging as theway forward in internal communications. Plus we preview this year’s SoftworldHR payroll event.Intranets are coming of age as security and reliability worries subside anda host of new applications start to emerge. Yet many organisations have yet tosee the point: according to the International Data Corporation only 21 per centof British work sites, mainly in high-tech, media and other expanding sectors,were connected by an intranet system last year.But that figure is set to double as intranets shed their image of glorifiedbulletin boards and become a genuinely interactive medium.Forty-eight per cent of UK private sector companies are planning toimplement HR self-service facilities over the next year, a Midland Softwaresurvey found, saving the private sector about £350m in administration costs.Staff will log on to the company intranet to access personal details,absence records, holiday forms, and training opportunities.”The notion that employees are not capable of managing their ownrecords is nonsense,” says product planning director Peter Collinson.”Organisations that are doing this find their information more up-to-date,accurate and efficient.”InstallationAn intranet is relatively easy to set up, with IT departments installing theserver and software, and HR typically providing the content. Experts advise against giving too much responsibility to either, however –creating a dedicated project team that reports directly to the board helpsmaintain a strategic focus.Share the authoring as widely as possible, making employees responsible fortheir own web pages. Besides saving time and money, that gives them a sense ofownership and helps ensure they use the intranet effectively.DesignOne common pitfall is to provide mountains of text in small font, which isdifficult to read and quickly deters interest. One way round this is to layer,catering for individual needs by providing pages with successively greateramounts of detail.”If it does not look good it will put people off,” says RobertWyeth, sales and marketing director at Infosupport Centre. “Awell-designed layout provided by us can still be made messy by clients slottingin old material, which may have different fonts and lack properformatting.”UsesAvoid bringing in technology for the sake of it and think carefully aboutthe business purpose. Popular uses include an internal telephone directory, anagenda that helps tracks key individuals’ movements, and in-house articles andbulletins. But new self-service applications will take much of theadministration out of HR and encourage staff to pursue developmentopportunities.”One of our customers uses its intranet to capture the information fromthe employee initially, so it doesn’t have to set up new starters in thepersonnel department,” says Nigel Young, technical consultant at TraceComputers.The company intranet is also a key component of knowledge management.Encourage employees to use it to input project experience that may be useful toothers in the organisation and prevent wasteful duplication of effort. Thatwill also ensure that the expertise is not lost when they move on.And increasingly intranets will be the medium for rolling out new software,taking advantage of the familiarity users feel with the Web. In the summer, forinstance, Peoplesoft will release iClient, a new version of its HR managementsystem that interfaces via a browser.Roll-outThis is best done in stages, to managers and supervisors first, then toemployees. “Do it in bite-size chunks, taking care to plan theimplementation and brief people properly,” says Infosupport’s Wyeth.”Fortunately, you don’t need much user training, but you do need to letpeople know what content is available as it appears and give them time to useit.”Managing the intranet requires the right degree of intervention.”Organisations tend to build in their previous personnel practices,”Trace’s Young points out.”If they are very directive they will try to control what goes on,which makes everyone lose interest immediately. The opposite approach is toallow free posting, which often means the facility is under-used and leads tothe same result.”SecurityAs a closed internal system, an intranet poses fewer concerns than theInternet. Organisations that allow external access, however, need a”firewall” to avoid unauthorised entry.One new system allows access by combining the user password with a pinnumber that changes by the minute and is beamed directly to a portable device.Low-tech solutions also have their uses – Data Design supplies a convex mirrorthe size and shape of a tennis ball that sits on top of the PC and alerts the userto anyone trying to read the screen from behind.Employees need also to be encouraged to be security-conscious. “Humanfailings are what cause security flaws and let the bad guys in”, saysYoung.”One of the most basic mistakes people make is to use a password thatis easily discovered, such as their birthday or wife’s name.”New productsMDIS will launch the next generation of its HR Solutions-ResourceLink(previously known as HRS). This offers significant improvements in Web access,workflow, document and image management, employee self-service, as well asinternational payroll support.Midland Software will launch Trent Payroll, a new platformindependent, Web-enabled product with embedded workflow designed to integratewith its existing Trent HR system.Personic Inc, a Web recruitment provider, will showcase Workflow 2.0– the latest version of its powerful software for managing the recruitingprocess and shortening the time-to-recruitment cycle.PWA Personnel Systems will launch its new e-business HR softwarepackage PWA Empower e-Xtend. This turns existing PWA Empower software into anintranet-based HR management system. Empower e-Xtend enables administrativework to be securely handled by line managers and gives limited file access toindividual employees.Rutherford Webb will demonstrate staffpay.net, an Internet basedpayroll service launched in November. The firm says that by keeping up-to-datewith government legislation, the new system will be a welcome resource forbusinesses that face fines of up to £20,000 if they fail to heed newregulations.Selima will have a case study to describe its new multiple employmentpayroll and will exhibit an intranet extension to its personnel system.Snowdrop will demonstrate a new payroll software solution, anintegrated module which the firm says builds on years of experience gained fromworking with payroll suppliers.Jargon bustingBrowser typically either Internet Explorer or Netscape, that presentsinformation in web language. Browsers are increasingly used to provide accessto all types of application, including HR systemsFirewall a barrier to prevent unauthorised external accessTCP/IP the basic network protocol used for intranetsThin client a system that economises by using a browser to fetchapplications from a central server rather than storing them in every individualPCXTML the new web language which will replace HTML and offers themeans to categorise and tag dataIt’s a good way to talkBT has one of the most advanced intranets in the UK, with around 80,000 of aworkforce of more than 100,000 having daily access. By the end of 2001 this isexpected to extend to the whole company.HR strategy manager Brian Dunton says the most used application is theinternal directory, which has been in place for several years.The intranet is also used extensively for employee communications, includingarticles from the in-house magazine and the BT shareprice.”Every page has an information provider, whose responsibility it is tokeep it up to date. It is managed centrally as well but you can’t have onegroup of people running everything.”BT used the intranet to roll out Peoplesoft HR software to PCs throughoutthe organisation last year. In September it launched a new internal recruitmentprogramme, giving candidates direct access on the intranet to 40,000 BTmanagers who can use a search engine to draw up shortlists for interview.In the near future, Dunton sees intranets becoming a more of an active, transactionalmedium with new services that enable employees to record competencies andskills, access pension information, and operate performance review. “Once you start linking training, development, performance andaspirations, that feeds back into retention,” he says. Get connectedOn 8 Feb 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Development and growth of some agricultural species on a subantarctic island

first_img(1) Six annual agricultural species were grown in summer at South Georgia (54⚬S) and in the winter-spring growing season at Melbourne (38⚬S). (2) The mean daily air temperature at South Georgia was 5⚬ C (slightly higher at plant level) compared with about 10⚬ C at Melbourne. (3) Day-neutral cultivars of pea and barley flowered at South Georgia ten days later than at Melbourne. Day-sensitive cultivars of rye and ryegrass flowered about ten days earlier than at Melbourne. All species failed to set seed at South Georgia. (4) All species grew more slowly at South Georgia, despite the higher daily radiation. We conclude that this was due to both lower temperatures and lower soil fertility. (5) Of the species tested, rye grew most at South Georgia, compared with growth at Melbourne, and subterranean clover grew least.last_img read more

University failing to provide childcare, say student parents

first_imgStudent parents have criticised Oxford University for failing to provide enough nursery places and childcare support. Oxford’s provision of financial support for student parents ranks well behind several other UK universities, where student unions frequently provide their own financial backing. Queen’s University, Belfast pays 80% of the childcare costs of its students while Keele University pays 85% of the childcare costs of its student parents, charging them only £72 a month. Oxford University nurseries charge students who manage to obtain a place on the system a total of £580 a month.Student parents have criticised University nurseries for not being flexible to accommodating their academic timetables. Parents who want to leave their children in nursery care also face waiting lists of up to twenty-four months.The University has three nurseries of its own, providing a combined total of 161 places, as well as 58 subsidized places in private nurseries. Currently, there are 285 children waiting to receive places at these facilities and there is a typical waiting period of between one and two years. Childcare provision and support varies dramatically from college to college. 23 colleges that contributed to the building of two of these University nurseries are also given the right to place one student or staff member on a ‘priority list’. Another four colleges are privileged enough to have their own College nurseries, containing ten to 30 places each, which are cheaper alternatives to the University childcare centres. However Somerville, St Anne’s, Balliol, and Wolfson’s nurseries give priority to their College’s own staff and members, and their facilities have been criticised for poor standards of service. Kerri Hamberg, a D. Phil student with a child at Somerville’s college nursery told Cherwell that the college nursery was not as good as private nurseries outside of the city centre. “The nursery is small and oversubscribed, has limited hours (9 to 5, which makes working a full day at an office impossible), and the cost is quite high given my earning potential here. Some of the city centre nurseries I’ve visited recently are also not up to scratch; all the adequate childcare centres appear to be beyond the ring road in the villages around the city.” OUSU has said that it lacks representation on the University committee responsible for allocating funding to different schemes. Hannah Roe, OUSU Vice-President for Women, said, “OUSU VP (Women) has the responsibility of supporting student parents and representing their views to the University. However, it’s hard to address these issues at the University level, especially when OUSU doesn’t even have student representation on the Planning Resources Allocation Committee.” Roe warns that unless the University invests in childcare provision and support, it will lose out to Ivy League universities.  “Oxford needs to realise that it is competing on the international market for graduate students and academics. Currently, it’s losing.” “Oxford can’t continue to live in a world where graduates and academics having childcare responsibilities is a novelty. This isn’t just about a ‘culture’ change. It’s not just about writing some guidelines. Oxford’s greatest academic rivals like M.I.T. and Princeton are outperforming us in childcare, investing serious cash in nurseries and relief funds.”One graduate student said that Oxford had been extremely unhelpful when she faced difficulties, telling her that hardship grants were for “extreme cases of financial hardship” only. Claire Fernandez was reading for a D. Phil when her funding body’s research grant ran out during her maternity leave. When the funding body refused to extend the grant, she turned to the University for help. Fernandez said: “The University Union and Graduate Office provided no relief whatsoever when I contacted them while I was pregnant and they were not interested in providing any useful advice or support. They just referred me to my college.”last_img read more

News story: New café funded by LLWR proves huge success

first_imgFunding of £4,000 from LLW Repository Ltd (LLWR) for a pilot project to launch a beach café on the seafront at Silecroft has paid dividends.The project has proved a great success since its launch in August 2017, creating one full time job and attracting visitors from as far afield as Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the United States, who have sampled the food and drink on offer.“The reaction has been so positive,” said Sal Millar, a member of the Whicham Community Interest Company (CIC) Beach Group, made up of local people who have got the project off the ground.“People have been saying a café was needed for years in that location, but without LLWR we would not have got started. Their injection of cash at the start made us press ahead.“The bulk of our visitors come from within a 10-mile radius, but we also get a lot of holidaymakers.”LLWR initially gifted £2,000 to the CIC to enable them to buy a container unit that had been used on a building site.It was painted, decorated and had kitchen facilities installed. But it had to rely on a generator for power until LLWR gave another £2,000 to ensure it provided mains electricity.Silecroft Beach Café remained open throughout the winter and has enjoyed booming trade during the warm summer months.Expansion is now on the cards, with a second container unit planned, courtesy of Copeland Community Foundation, including wheelchair accessible toilets.The long term aspiration is for a permanent café on the site, though the Beach Group are happy with their progress to date.“The café’s popularity has amazed us,” Sal said. “Next to the sea and the mountains, people love it.”last_img read more

Ghost Light Releases Full-Show Audio From Thrilling Sold-Out Phish Late-Night [Photos]

first_imgGhost Light was back in New York City over the weekend for their second-to-last performance of the jam band’s debut year in 2018. The five-piece improvisational rock band comprised of Holly Bowling, Tom Hamilton, Steve Lyons, Raina Mullen, and Scotty Zwang were in town to headline one of the premiere Phish afterparties following the Vermont band’s third night at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.The late-night show was a blowout success, with fans arriving at one of midtown Manhattan’s newest venues in Sony Hall almost minutes after Phish ended in hopes of keeping the party going well into the early hours of Monday morning. Having only started the band earlier in the year, this show marked Ghost Light’s most hard tickets sold to date. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for 2019!The rock band took the stage in front of a sold-out crowd around 1 a.m. and wasted no time in getting the place moving with a mix of new originals and jam-friendly covers.The night began with the high energy of “Keep Your Hands to Yourself”, one of the band’s few originals which has been a setlist staple throughout their 2018 fall tour. They continued into a cover of Tears For Fears‘ “Head Over Heels” before transitioning back to “Keep Your Hands”. The band then charged right into “Old Fashioned”, a tune from Tom Hamilton’s other band, American Babies. The show kept rolling and continued with another original in “I Dare You”, followed by American Babies’ “Synth Driver”, with the latter including a brief tease of “Old Fashioned”.The second half of the show saw and heard the band steadily playing without a break as they rolled on with another new original titled, “Best Kept Secret“, before returning to “Head Over Heels”. They then took the audience on a ride with a cover of “Boy” by Brothers Past, which went into “Don’t Come Apart Just Yet, My Dear” and back into “Best Kept Secret” to close out the set. The band returned for a one-song encore of American Babies’ “Bullseye Blues”, before ending the show with a brief return to “Don’t Come Apart Just Yet, My Dear”.The sold-out performance right down the block from busy Times Square definitely cemented the band’s reputation in their introductory year. They would go on to celebrate the arrival of 2019 with a hometown performance in Philadelphia on Monday night at The Fillmore with The Disco Biscuits, later appearing as part of the headlining ensemble for the Hot Air Balloon portion of the evening.Ghost Light doesn’t have any shows planned for the first few months of 2019, aside from their appearance at the 10 Mile Ride Deadhead Ski Trip event in Frisco, Colorado in late March. They’re also scheduled to appear at both Electric Forest and Peach Music Festival this summer.[Audio: McRoberts]Setlist: Ghost Light | Sony Hall | New York, NY | 12/30/2018Keep Your Hands to Yourself > Head Over Heels (Tears For Fears cover) > Keep your Hands to Yourself reprise > Old Fashioned (American Babies cover) > I Dare You > Synth Driver* (American Babies cover) > Best Kept Secret > Head Over Heels reprise > Boy (Brothers Past cover) > Don’t Come Apart Just Yet, My Dear, Best Kept Secret repriseEncore: Bullseyes Blues (American Babies cover) > Don’t Come Apart reprise* w/ Old Fashioned teaseGhost Light Load remaining imageslast_img read more