SDL Auctions North West held a reception for property professionals at the Grand Pacific bar in Manchester to mark its regional launch in the North West.CEO Rory Daly told invited guests that SDL Auctions move into the north west was proving a great success and was in recognition of the underlying strength of the regional property market in the area.To mark SDL Auctions’ growth in the region, he announced that they were offering free entry to anyone wanting to sell their property in the next auction at the AJ Bell Stadium on Thursday 12 October.SDL Auctions North West team includes senior residential valuer (and negotiator Award winner!) Andy Thompson, and commercial auction surveyors Peter Eustance and Howard Elliot-Jones.The owner of the two-bedroomed terraced house at 25 Stanway Street in Moston, Manchester bought it for just £54,600 last summer but has now sold it for £70,500 – a rise of more than 29 per cent.The vendor, local property investor Alexander Ellis, said, “I’m very pleased at the near- 30 per cent price increase I’ve managed to get in just one year by selling this property with SDL Auctions North West.”SDL Auctions auctioneers SDL October 23, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » SDL Auctions celebrates expansion into North West previous nextAgencies & PeopleSDL Auctions celebrates expansion into North WestThe Negotiator23rd October 20170612 Views
A well-known London estate agent has warned that ‘silly offers’ are beginning to creep into the market as some buyers try to take advantage of the disruption caused by the Coronavirus crisis.Lucy Pendleton (below), who is director of London nine-branch estate agency James Pendleton, told the most recent Rightmove webinar that buyers proffering ridiculously low bids were ‘shooting themselves in the foot’.“There are a number of buyers out there, and we see them registering every day on Rightmove, who are looking for an opportunity, call it a fire sale or whatever you want to call it in this market.“A few days ago we launched a new-build scheme that we’d originally held off the launch of because of the pandemic. It was successful with houses for sale at £2,350,000 or more.“But we had one buyer who offered half a million pounds below the asking price.“All the other buyers were offering 97% or more of the asking price and then, sure enough, once his offer was rejected, he came forward and tried to increase his offer by £400,000 by which time the damage had been done.”What the webinar didn’t explore is why buyers are feeling that they can – or need to – make lower offers.Sam Hunter of Homesearch (left) believes part of the reason is that some people are pricing-in the expected recession and future drop in house prices into their offers.“I think the good agents have already talked to their vendors and adjusted asking prices accordingly, which then needs to be communicated to buyers.“But it’s also human nature to see what you get away with during a period of upheaval, and you get cheeky offers even during a boom market – so in both scenarios it’s all about how the estate agent handles them.”Watch the webinar. Sam Hunter Homesearch Lucy Pendleton james pendleton June 11, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Silly offers starting to creep into market, warns leading agent previous nextHousing MarketSilly offers starting to creep into market, warns leading agentLucy Pendleton says her estate agency recently received an offer that was £500,000 under the asking price of £2.5 million for a property.Nigel Lewis11th June 20200543 Views
View post tag: Italian Navy Authorities View post tag: Algerian Navy June 23, 2017 Italy hosts Algerian Navy for bilateral exercise Medex The Italian Navy hosted its Algerian counterpart in the Italian port of Augusta for the bilateral exercise Medex-17.Medex consisted of a harbor and an at sea phase, taking place between June 12 and 16.Now in its ninth edition, the exercise is part of the 5 + 5 defense initiative aimed at enhancing security in the Western Mediterranean.Italy took part in the exercise with patrol vessel Comandante Foscari (P 493), coastal patrol boat Staffetta, and boarding and diving teams.The Algerian Navy sent its amphibious landing ship Kalaat Beni Rached along with diving and boarding teams.The focus of the exercise were counter-trafficking activities with the aim of improving interoperability of the two navies in migrant crisis situations.The 5+5 Dialogue is a French initiative launched in 1983, but taking shape in July 1990. The aim was to promote cooperation between the countries bordering the western Mediterranean, including France, Italy, Portugal and Spain, later joined by Malta (the North bank) and Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia (the South bank). In order to stimulate the 5+5 Dialogue, which was blocked since 1991 due to deep divisions between some participants, and to extend it to the Security and Defence dimension, in 2004 France decided to launch a restricted cooperation Initiate on a 4+3 format (Portugal, Spain, France and Italy, plus Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia). Back to overview,Home naval-today Italy hosts Algerian Navy for bilateral exercise Medex View post tag: MEDEX Share this article
The College of Technology is the third largest college at theUniversity of Houston, and one of the fastest growing. As aCarnegie-designated Tier One public research university, we arelooking for highly dedicated scholars, researchers, and teachers tohelp us create and prepare the talent for the future’stechnologists, engineers, scientists, and business leaders for alifetime career of innovation, economic development, and workforcecreation.The University of Houston is a public research university that islocated on a park-like campus a few minutes from the Houston citycenter. Houston is an international and multicultural city, and theUniversity reflects this diversity. It is a designated HispanicServing Institution, and it has been recognized as the second mostracially and ethnically diverse research institution in the nation.In addition, the University is an ADVANCE institution, one of aselect group of universities to receive National Science Foundationfunds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and theparticipation and advancement of women faculty in science,technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse studentbodies in the nation focuses on recruiting and retaining a diversecommunity of scholars. Given this, a candidate should exhibit thepotential for excellence in teaching and a clear commitment toenhancing the diversity and inclusiveness of the faculty andgraduate student population.The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual careercouples. The University of Houston is an EqualOpportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women,veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged toapply.Qualifications :An earned Ph.D. in supply chain, logistics, transportationengineering, urban planning, or a related field. ABD candidatesmust complete all Ph.D. requirements by the time of appointmentwith the Ph.D. degree posted on the transcript. All candidates mustcommand excellent written and oral communication skills.Preference will be given to applicants with the followingqualifications:• Strong record of publications and research funding• Work and/or teaching experience related to supply chain andlogistics operationNotes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of finalcandidate. All positions at the University of Houston are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check. The Supply Chain and Logistics Technology (SCLT) program at theUniversity of Houston seeks qualified candidates for a tenure-trackAssistant Professor position in Supply Chain and Logistics. Theanticipated start date is September 1, 2021.The selected candidate is expected to develop a comprehensiveresearch program related to his/her particular areas of interestwithin the field of supply chain and logistics. This work willinclude obtaining funding to support research activities fromfederal, state, and local agencies as well as industry, directingMaster’s student research projects, and disseminating researchfindings through publications and conference presentations. Thecandidate will also be responsible for teaching both graduate andundergraduate courses, and participate in managing the SCLTgraduate program, supporting industry partnership through ourindustry advisory boards, and serving the department, college,university, and community. Application review will continue untilthe position is filled.The SCLT Program includes both an undergraduate and a master degreeprogram, with a student enrollment of 700 and 30 respectively. Theundergraduate program is accredited by The Association ofTechnology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). The masterprogram is designated as a STEM program (Science, Technology,Engineering and Mathematics). For more details, please visit ourweb site at https://www.uh.edu/technology/programs/undergraduate/supply-chain-and-logistics-technology/
Business & Administrative Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Conduct day-to-dayactivities related to preparation of meeting materials, settingconference calls and meeting roomarrangements.Maintain and seek to continually enhance appropriateelectronic and paper filingsystems.Copy materials and send/receive facsimiles asrequested. Schedule conferencerooms and computer/AV equipment.Act as point of contact for visitors and maintain aEGC-wide calendar with key deadlines and events and staff traveland vacation schedules.Anticipate needs for travel and conferences andensure arrangements are made by EGC staff or assist asneeded.Assist in requesting reimbursement for travel that ispaid by external entities.Personal Assistance to EGC Director(5%):Learn about range ofneeds and devise a plan for assisting with overall EGC developmentand management.Provide professional and confidential personalassistance support, including devising and assisting with reviewingand responding to incoming paper and electronic mail, preparingprogram status reports to sponsors, conducting further research andobtaining additional information as needed to formulate appropriatereplies.Work closely with the Director to develop an approachto setting, accepting and changing meetings, calls and to ensure aschedule that allows for priority work to be conducted amidstrequests for time that arisedaily.CSOS Business Operations(50%):Provide support toCSOS Finance team for CSOS day-to-day officeoperations.Prepare forms and obtain proper authorization for acompany procurement card and for vendorinvoicing.Order officesupplies.Prepare travel authorizations, audit travelreimbursements, and procurement card reconciliations andreallocations.Maintain travel tracking spreadsheet, unused creditslog and CSOS-Travelmailbox.Ensure travel reimbursements and expenses are enteredtimely and post to correctproject/account.Maintain accurate and computerized record ofexpenditures, inventory and supplies; monitor supplies andmaterials.Be the point of contact for CSOS requests to add,maintain, or troubleshoot telecom andprinters.Complete packaging of materials and letters and entershipping requests.Assist with oversight and management of program andoperations budgets and administrativeactivities. Work closely withdepartment administration and human resources to post and managenew job requisitions and incoming applications, schedule candidateinterviews and track hiring process as well as ensure a smoothonboarding process for new EGC teammembers.Train new EGC staff on basic EGC operating andadministrative protocols andprocedures. You need to sign in or create an account to save The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm LinkedIn Conference & Special Event Administration Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Business & Administrative Support Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Johns Hopkins University Salary Not Specified Johns Hopkins University HomewoodCampus Maryland, United States Save Event Scheduler Save Sr. Administrative Coordinator More searches like this Share Twitter Save Program Officer II Maryland, United States Maryland, United States Create and maintainpurchase orders, on-line payment requests, and PaymentWorks vendorinvitation requests.Complete check deposits and ensure funds arecorrectly applied.Assist with monthly reconciliation ofbudgets.Proactively identify and provide generaladministration needs, including ensuring optimal functioning andoperation of all computing, software and printing equipment andsupplies and submission and confirmation of expense reimbursementson an ongoing basis.Minimum Qualifications(Required)High SchoolDiploma/GED.Five (5) years of progressively responsibleadministrative and/or programcoordinationexperience.Additional education may substitute for requiredexperience, to the extent permitted by the* JHUEquivalency Formula:30 undergraduate degreecredits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits maysubstitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalencyis permitted, up to two years of non-related college course workmay be applied towards the total minimum education/experiencerequired for the respective job. *PreferredQualifications• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration,Liberal Arts or a related field preferred.• Experience with event planning andmanagement.• Experience troubleshooting and resolving unexpectedevent related issues.• Previous experience working with researchprotocols, or in the field of education is a plus but notrequired.• Experience with SAP andAnalysis• Demonstrable experience in Microsoft Office Suite(Word, Excel,PowerPoint, Outlook) and Adobe AcrobatPro.Special Knowledge, Skills, andAbilities• Flexible with the ability to prioritize and respondquickly and professionally during periods of highactivities• Demonstrated ability to work productively bothindependently and as partof a team.• Excellent work planning and time management skillsand the drive tocollaborate and manage activities across multipleprojects/tasks.• Well-developed organizational skills, advancedcommunication and negotiation skills, andexcellent problem-solvingskills.• Proactive team member who maintains a flexibleattitude and seeks tocontinually learn andimprove.• Demonstrable experience in Microsoft Office Suite(Word, Excel,PowerPoint, Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat Pro.Experience with websitecontent management systems, social media and graphicssoftwarepreferred.• Comfortable setting and tracking own deadlines andresponding toemergent needs that may require adjustments to priordeadlines.• Comfortable working with a variety of communicationstyles and manageexecutive calendars that are busy and changeoften.• Curious, persistent and able to manage and thrivein a busy and within acontext of regular change and innovation to optimizepositive outcomesand achieve goals.AdditionalInformation•Although regularmid-day hours will be established Monday through Friday theposition is occasionally expected to work evening or weekends toprovide additional events managementsupport.Classified Title: ProgramCoordinatorWorking Title: Program & Events CoordinatorCSOS Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/03/OFStarting Hourly Pay Rate Range:$19.82 to $27.27/Commensurate with ExperienceEmployee group: Part-timeSchedule:Monday – Friday/ up to 25 hrs perweekExempt Status: Non-ExemptLocation:01-MD:Homewood CampusDepartment name: 60003327-CSOS ProgramsPersonnel area: School of EducationThe successfulcandidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employmentbackground check.If you are interested inapplying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University andrequire special assistance or accommodation during any part of thepre-employment process, please contact the HR Business ServicesOffice [email protected] For TTY users, call via MarylandRelay or dial 711.The followingadditional provisions may apply depending on which campus you willwork. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“theflu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns HopkinsInstitutions require all employees who provide ongoing services topatients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have anannual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical orreligious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result intermination of employment.The pre-employmentphysical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, workingwith research subjects, or involving community contact requiresdocumentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles),Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B anddocumentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria,pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of havingtwo (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibodystatus to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests forimmunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in thepre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provideresults of blood tests or immunization documentation from their ownhealth care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseaseswill be given at no cost in our Occupational Healthoffice.Equal OpportunityEmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is theLawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf Similar jobs Sr. Administrative Coordinator Johns Hopkins University Program Officer II Contribute to grantand program initiatives through active participation in teammeetings and day-to-day activities andassignments.Proactively engage with EGC staff and externalpartners to define, plan for and achieve programgoals.Assist with website editing and monitoring,newsletter editing and management, and project communication andoutreach initiatives and stylesheets.Plan and execute work across multiple projects anddeadlines.Coordinate and organize project and/or meetingbinders in paper and electronic forms, including duplication andmailings.Identify emerging platforms/software to improveeffectiveness/efficiency ofwork.Assist in obtaining publications and scanning for andsummarizing information related to programefforts.Provide editorial assistance in developing reportsand documents, including managing reference lists, proofreading forgrammatical errors, and documentformatting.This position willinclude occasional flexible work hours, such as assisting withconferences and meetings and meeting project and funderdeadlines. Event Scheduler You need to sign in or create an account to save Salary Not Specified You need to sign in or create an account to save Salary Not Specified GeneralSummary/PurposeThis position will provide coordinating andadministrative support for the operation of the Everyone GraduatesCenter (EGC) and the Center for Social Organization of Schools(CSOS) Business Operations Team for its research and practiceprojects and activities with in CSOS. The Events ProgramCoordinator will proactively identify tasks and projects in closecollaboration with the EGC Director and staff, and CSOS BusinessOperations on a day-to-day basis. The EPC will act as a liaisonbetween staff and the Johns Hopkins University/Department relatedto the operational, administrative, fiscal and grants managementneeds of EGC work. The EPC will also coordinate with EGC’s manyexternal partners and advisory committees and their institutions,provide confidential and detail oriented secretarial support to theEGC Director, arrange conference and travel logistics, providewebsite and other editorial assistance, assist with EGCnewsletters, and maintain a high level of customer serviceexcellence and detail orientation. In work to accomplish goals ofthe EGC and its projects and programs related educational researchand practice, the EPC will implement all project activitiesaccording to specific self-driven and collaboratively-defined timeframes and budget constraints, with minimal supervision to ensureaccountability that activities and timelines are met or proactivelyrenegotiated if required. Active participation and communication inteam meetings and day-to-day activities and assignments is expectedalong with flexibility and adaptability to iteratively modify tasksand processes as learning and the work unfolds. The EPC will berelied upon to proactively engage all EGC and Business Operationsstaff and external partners to achieve program goals andcommunicate progress and concerns and seek continuous growth andimprovement opportunities to improve center and project outcomes.The EPC will maintain curiosity and creativity in daily problemsolving and have the ability to devise proposals for and activelyplan and execute work across multiple projects anddeadlines.Specific Duties &ResponsibilitiesEvent Coordination and Meeting/Conference Support(45%):Work with eventspersonnel to anticipate needs in order to plan and manage eachevent accordingly.Coordinate meeting logistics for in-person meetingsthat EGC will host/lead in various locations around the country bycoordinating travel arrangements of meeting participants and hotel,meeting room, and cateringlogistics.Complete pricing reviews including competitiveanalysis and makes pricing recommendations to EventManagers.Schedule complex project team and advisory committeemeetings and events.Manage client relationships and expectations frominitial inquiry to signing of license agreements, including clientand vendor walk-through and other meetings to identify needs andsolutions.Set and monitor customer service standards andexpectations among clients and vendors. Provide feedback wherehelpful.Program Planning andCommunications: Community Relations & Institutional Outreach Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Facebook
Ocean City Fishing Club members Bruce Balderson, left, and Bob Roth measure and record a youngster’s catch during last year’s Boys and Girls Surf Fishing Tournament.Ocean City’s 39th annual Boys and Girls Surf Fishing Tournament for youngsters 8 to 16 years of age will be held Saturday, August 9, at the North End Beach near the Ocean City-Longport Bridge.This popular — and free — event is co-sponsored by the Ocean City Fishing Club (OCFC) and the Ocean City Department of Recreation. The 2014 tournament will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, with registration from 9 to 10 a.m. at the parking lot adjacent to the bridge toll booth.Prizes donated by area merchants will be awarded for first, second, and third places to youngsters in three age categories: 8 to 10 years; 11 to 13 years; and 14 to 16 years.Boys and girls must bring their own bait and tackle, but they can select their fishing spots within a designated area along the beach. During the tournament, OCFC members will measure and record their catches. The rain date is Saturday, August 16.The chair and co-chair of the event are, respectively, Ralph Miller and Ed Hoban.During last year’s tournament, 114 youngsters reeled in a total of 187 fish.In addition to the tournament for boys and girls, the club also co-sponsors an annual Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament for teams and individuals. Now in its 47th year, this competition will take place on Saturday, October 18, along the Ocean City beaches.Founded in 1913, the OCFC is the oldest incorporated, continuously operated fishing club in the nation.For more information about the Boys and Girls Tournament, call 609-398-0534.— News release from George Ingram for the Ocean City Fishing Club
Percy Ingle Bakeries began migrating from cash registers to electronic point of sale (EPoS) three years ago. But the 50-shop group did not get the required returns and its project to roll it out across the London and Essex estate stalled two years later.Following this, EPOS Group installed bakery shop-specific Quantum EPoS in an initial eight of Percy Ingle’s sites and the chain prepared a tender for software and hardware across the rest of the estate. EPOS Group won the contract to supply Quantum running on PC-based touch-screen terminals from J2 Retail Systems. And Quantum, tightly integrated with RedBlack Software’s CyBake Touch (see below), has enabled Percy Ingle’s bakers to manage production volumes based on historical sales performance. The new configuration has been rolled out and a rapid return on investment is anticipated.Affordable and easy to useNowadays, anyone should be able to use EPoS, because modern solutions are “affordable, scaleable and easy to use”, says Trevor Claybrough, director of UK-based EPoS software company AlfaRichi. The total cost should not be more than £500, including a receipt printer and cash draw, along with tablet computer and monthly software plan, he says.Claybrough explains that modern systems have a web-based back office, so there is no need for a dedicated back office computer or server, no expensive information technology maintenance costs and no worries about backing up data because the company that provides the EPoS does that. “The back office is accessed from any computer using a web browser, and sales data from all shops is available in real time,” he says.EPOS Group points out that technological developments have meant that smaller retailers can benefit from the sort of advantages larger multiples have traditionally enjoyed. Steve Boyes, managing director, says: “The key is that customer-built and expensive grand technical solutions have been replaced by specialist companies working closely together, with each delivering part of the puzzle that make an off-the-shelf solution.”Richard Heitmann, head of UK sales at J2 Retail Systems, says low total cost of ownership is critical, noting that retailers increasingly take into account life-cycle costs, including reliability and serviceability when investing in new EPoS. This can amount to three to five times the initial investment, Heitmann estimates. That is why, says the company, it has introduced innovations that significantly drive down life-cycle costs. J2 has launched the J2 680, which Heitmann describes as “the most powerful touchscreen EPoS ever made”. He redefines what retail bakers can expect from EPoS by processing massive product databases quickly and with an ability to run the most demanding point-of-sale applications.AlfaRichi says its Android PoS solution includes AlfaPoint front end and AlfaLine web-based back end. These come with, for example, data storage and online access to data using a web browser, scaleability and compatibility, real-time control over any part of the business from a single shop to more than 100, staff management, sales and profits report, price management, discounts and promotions, ordering, deliveries and invoicing.Linked by TouchRedBlack Software’s CyBake Touch stand-alone solution, runs on EPoS tills to provide a link between head office and bakers’ retail outlets via the internet. It is designed to reduce waste and increase shop profits by improving ordering quality and reducing time spent on daily ordering routines. Martin Coyle, sales manager, explains that the automatic ordering system replaces the need for dedicated office staff to take phone orders from multiple branches. “It’s a leap of faith to take that away from a manual job and let a computer do it all for them.” But when people try it, they say they reduce waste, save time and increase profits, he says.
Breakfast Week 2015 has kicked off, with bakeries, businesses and schools from around the country holding events to promote breakfasts.Run by the HGCA, the week aims to encourage people to eat breakfasts to lead a healthier lifestyle.It is run on behalf of farmers who grow crops like wheat, barley and oats – all ingredients commonly used in breakfast products.Retailers such as Waitrose have also got involved with the week on social media, by sharing recipe suggestions.Other organisations are running promotions on breakfast products, and schools are running breakfast clubs.The week runs from 26 January to 1 February.
Photo: Vic Brazen Load remaining images To kick off the weekend, Lettuce spent two nights in Portland raising awareness and money for Full Plates Full Potential, an organization whose mission is to eliminate child hunger in Maine. The two-night event was spearheaded by saxophonist Ryan Zoidis, who is an active food and wine enthusiast in his native city of Portland.On Thursday night, a pre-party took place at Oxbow’s Brewing that saw Nigel Hall & Friends, which was essentially Lettuce plus members of Nigel Hall‘s solo band, playing loose improvisational music with family and friends. The VIP “Lett Us Eat” event included an oyster bar, poutine station, and summer paella crafted by James Beard Foundation Award Winning Chef Rob Evan’s talented culinary team from the new Duckfat Frites Shack. On Friday night, the psychedelic funk warriors headlined the beautiful Thompson’s Point overlooking Fore River, following performances from Galactic and Jaw Gems.Full Plates Full Potential’s mission is to end child hunger in Maine where 87,000 kids struggle to access the reliable, nutritious meals they need to thrive. 15.8 percent of Maine households, or nearly 200,000 individuals, are food insecure. It’s estimated that about 1 in 5 kids in Maine don’t know when or where they will get their next meal. By removing barriers that keep these children from benefitting from the proven, effective, efficient nutrition programs for which they are eligible, Full Plates Full Potential connects Maine kids with existing nutrition programs and builds new ones when needed across the state. They support proven initiatives like the school lunch program and seek to expand lesser accessed programs like breakfast and summer meals programs. For more information, head to the website.This upcoming week, Lettuce will head to New York City’s Blue Note Jazz Club, the West Village room where countless legendary musicians have taken the stage since its opening in 1981, for a five-night run. Lettuce will play 12 sets from Wednesday, June 27th through Sunday, July 1st. Head here for tickets.Check out the photos from Friday night’s sunset-filled show below, courtesy of photographer Vic Brazen.Lettuce, Galactic, Jaw Gems | Thompson’s Point | Portland, ME | 6/22/18 | Photos: Vic Brazen
By Dialogo June 10, 2013 BOGOTÁ — With peace talks between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group now in their ninth round, some Colombians are starting to wonder what — if anything — has been achieved in Havana after half a year. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, acknowledging that growing concern, told reporters in late May: “When we have the whole package put together [of FARC concessions in the peace process], the Colombian people will strongly support it.” The war between FARC — whose force is believed to number about 8,000 combatants — and the government in Bogotá has endured since 1964, making it the longest such conflict in South America. It’s believed to have resulted in 600,000 deaths and between 4.9 million and 5.5 million internally displaced people, or 11 percent of Colombia’s current population, according to the Centro de Monitoreo de Desplazamientos Internos. Responding to Colombian Vice President Angelino Garzón’s statement that the FARC should, “talk less and act more,” guerrilla representative Jorge Torres Victoria, alias Pablo Catatumbo, said “a 50-year-old conflict cannot be resolved in a matter of months.” FARC’s second in command, Luciano Marín Arango — alias Ivan Marquez — added: “We do not understand why they say that the pace is slow. These issues have to be treated with serenity and depth if we really want to lay solid foundations for a stable and lasting peace.” At the moment, the FARC controls roughly 60 percent of Colombia’s drug trade, said the country’s police chief, Gen. José Roberto León. Members of the FARC secretariat in Havana vehemently deny their group’s participation in kidnapping, saying the rebel group banned all abductions beginning in February 2012. In a Gallup survey of 8.7 million Colombians taken in May, 64 percent of respondents said they believe the peace talks now underway in Cuba will conclude with a resolution to the conflict — notwithstanding the presidential elections set for May 2014. While the FARC “claims to be the original victims” in the long-running conflict, said chief government negotiator Humberto de la Calle, “there has to be a reconciliation that recognizes crimes committed. A good start would be for the FARC to recognize their victims. This is an essential and unavoidable question.” I don’t know why you waste your time with something that won’t be achieved. I don’t believe in this article at all. I sincerely don’t think that the peace conversations will get anywhere. You can’t negotiate with terrorists, especially when they don’t own up to all the crimes committed for decades. They are just as violent as always…