Just Desserts gets visit from HRH Princess Anne

first_imgJust Desserts welcomed HRH Princess Anne to its bakery in Shipley, West Yorkshire yesterday (15 July).Managing director James O’Dwyer showed the Princess Royal around the Just Desserts facility, which has recently expanded into another unit. It plans to use this for offices and staff facilities, demolishing the existing ones and increasing capacity by around 50%.The Princess Royal met the team and saw how the bakers handcraft some of its products, including Yorkshire Scoundrels, Raspberry Franzipans and Lotus Biscoff Cheesecakes, as well as seeing a demonstration on how to ice a chocolate fudge cake.After a reception for family members, customers, suppliers and VIP guests, the Princess Royal unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark her visit.O’Dwyer’s young grandchildren presented the Princess Royal with a bouquet of flowers and a presentation box of fresh Scoundrels and Raspberry Franzipans.“It was an absolute honour to welcome the Princess Royal to visit our bakery today.  We are incredibly proud to build our growing business, with plans to further expand into another unit,” said O’Dwyer.“It really is the royal icing on the cake to show HRH Princess Anne just how we’ve developed from a start-up enterprise more than 30 years ago to employing more than 25 people, serving a growing customer base in and beyond the region.”last_img read more

Phish Announces Highly Anticipated ‘Slip, Stich and Pass’ Vinyl Release, Set For Black Friday

first_imgBefore its unfortunate and untimely cancellation, Phish‘s Curveball festival announced the return of the JEMP Records Store, which planned to carry a “vast array of vinyl releases from the band’s catalog from years past including Billy Breathes, A Live One, The White Tape, Junta, Lawn Boy, Rift, A Picture of Nectar and side project pressings.”In addition to their previously released work, the JEMP Records Store at Curveball was planning to feature an exclusive vinyl release of 1997 live Phish album Slip, Stitch and Pass. When it didn’t show up in the band’s charity sale of Curveball merch, fans were left wondering when the already-pressed Slip, Stitch and Pass vinyls would see the light of day. Luckily for fans anxiously awaiting its release, the record will be made available on vinyl for the first time at independent record stores on Friday, November 23rd (Black Friday). Pressed on two color splatter (blue and purple), foil numbered LPs (limited edition of 6000), each vinyl will come with a Limited Edition Phish “Slip, Stitch and Pass” screen print by Drew Millward.Other Black Friday 2018 vinyl releases include the Grateful Dead’s Playing In The Band, Seattle, WA 5/21/74, Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band’s Almost Acoustic, Dave Matthews Band‘s DMBLive 2.22.94 Trax – Charlottesville, VA, Eric Clapton’s Happy Xmas, Bob Marley & The Wailers’ Catch a Fire,  and Paul McCartney’s I Don’t Know/Come On To Me. Head here for a full list of Record Store Day’s upcoming Black Friday releases.[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

The Revivalists Go Down The Rabbit Hole In Trippy New Music Video For “Change” [Watch]

first_imgAfter days of anticipation, The Revivalists have released a brand new music video for “Change” from their latest album, Take Good Care.The video, directed by Zev Deans (St. Vincent, Denzel Curry, Ghost), takes place at Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return in Santa Fe, New Mexico and follows one fan as she sneaks into a sold-out show and spends the night avoiding security amidst a packed-to-capacity crowd. The fans in the video, of course, are The Revivalists’ beloved fans affectionately known as the “RevHeads”.As the press release describes the venue, “The buzzed-about art collective’s House of Eternal Return (backed by Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin) is a huge immersive multidimensional mystery dwelling complete with secret passages and portals to magical worlds amidst surreal and mesmerizing art installations.” It sounds like a place we want to hang out in, and you can get a glimpse of the life it brings in the new music video below.The Revivalists – Change (Official Music Video)[Video: The Revivalists]The Revivalists are certainly known for their contagious live energy, but it’s their craft of honest songwriting that sets them apart from the rest of the live music circuit. The band’s newest album, the follow-up to 2015’s Men Amongst Mountains, beautifully showcases their evolution since they began in 2007, as well as their undeniable movement toward becoming a household name. With a sense of togetherness serving as the centerpiece to The Revivalists’ everlasting curiosity, the new album explodes with sonic complexity, celebration, and catharsis–and is certainly worth spending your own time with.The New Orleans-based octet just wrapped up their first-ever European tour, and will resume tour in March. For a full list of their upcoming tour dates, click here.THE REVIVALISTS 2019 TOUR DATES:March 8 Madison, WI @ The SylveeMarch 9 St. Paul, MN @ Palace TheatreMarch 10 Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside TheatreMarch 13 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto TheatreMarch 15 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee TheatreMarch 16 Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea Theatre – CosmopolitanMarch 23 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant *SOLD OUT*March 25 Downers Grove, IL @ Tivoli Theatre: Classic Cinemas *SOLD OUT*March 27 Dallas, TX @ South Side BallroomMarch 29 Houston, TX @ Revention Music CenterMarch 30 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s BBQ *SOLD OUT*March 31 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s BBQApril 3 Orlando, FL @ House of BluesApril 5 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live *SOLD OUT*April 6 Key West, FL @ Key West AmphitheaterApril 26 New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Fair Grounds – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalMay 2 New Orleans, LA @ The Fillmore New Orleans *SOLD OUT*June 13 Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods – Mountain Jam FestivalAugust 23 Arrington, VA @ Infinity Downs & Oak Ridge Farm – LOCKN’ FestivalView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Vermont Public Radio wins six regional Edward R Murrow awards

first_imgVermont Public Radio has been honored with six regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association. VPR received awards for breaking news coverage, feature reporting, investigative reporting, series, sports coverage, and for the website.The winning coverage includes:Coverage of Captain Richard Phillips, who was taken captive by pirates off the Somali coast, including an interview with Phillips on Vermont Edition (Breaking News).Lynne McCrea’s continuing coverage of a homeless family in Chittenden County and their struggle to put down roots (Feature Reporting).Nina Keck’s coverage of the Vermont National Guard members who said they were denied promotions and permanent positions at the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield (Investigative Reporting).Comprehensive coverage of the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s exploration of Lake Champlain, including stories from Champlain’s diary, and a live broadcast from the Burlington waterfront (Series).Steve Zind’s report on UVM’s women’s basketball and their fall to UConn in the first round of the NCAA basketball tournament (Sports).VPR.net’s news page, H1N1 flu page, States of Marriage documentary page, Hitting Home economic series page, and the Champlain 400 pages (Website).“VPR is honored to receive these awards,” said Vice President for News and Programming John Van Hoesen. “They reflect VPR’s commitment to broad and in-depth regional news coverage by our entire staff.”In all, 13 awards were made in the small market radio category for the region, which includes all of the New England states. Vermont Public Radio will be honored at a ceremony this spring.Vermont Public Radio President Robin Turnau said: “Our listeners have told us time and again that they appreciate and value VPR’s in-depth news coverage. We have our listeners and supporters to thank for allowing us to provide this service to the public.”The RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession.Audio and text for VPR’s award-winning coverage are at VPR.net.About VPRListener-supported Vermont Public Radio has served the people of Vermont and the surrounding region since 1977. As Vermont’s only statewide public radio network, VPR is a trusted and independent source for news, music, conversation, NPR programming, and much more. The stations of VPR serve more than 170,000 listeners each week. For more information about VPR and VPR Classical, coverage maps, schedules, and streaming audio, visit www.vpr.net(link is external).Source: VPR. 4.8.2010XXXlast_img read more

9 Best Cashmere Gifts for Yourself and Your Loved Ones on Amazon

first_img See it!Get the Fishers Finery Women’s 100% Pure Cashmere Gloves for $38, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 11, 2020, but are subject to change.This Three-Piece Gift SetEURKEA Women’s 100% Pure Cashmere Scarf, Gloves, Beanie Hat Gift Box SetEURKEA Women’s 100% Pure Cashmere Scarf, Gloves, Beanie Hat Gift Box Set Amazon- Advertisement – Us Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services.Cashmere gifts have been a holiday season staple for decades — and with good reason. It’s one of the most sophisticated knits on the market, and any accessory or sweater you’re looking to purchase will be instantly upgraded if it’s made from luxurious cashmere.- Advertisement – Of course, cashmere is notoriously pricey — emphasis on the “cash.” However, if you know where to look, you can score some seriously sweet deals. In fact, we’ve rounded up nine fabulous finds for your convenience — all from Amazon, and all under $200. Happy holidays!These Cable Knit GlovesFishers Finery Women's 100% Pure Cashmere GlovesFishers Finery Women’s 100% Pure Cashmere Gloves AmazonThe coziness of these cable knit cashmere gloves is unparalleled. This is definitely a must-buy for yourself!- Advertisement – – Advertisement – This set includes a hat, scarf and gloves all neatly wrapped in a bow-tied box. No department store trip necessary! See it!Get the EURKEA Women’s 100% Pure Cashmere Scarf, Gloves, Beanie Hat Gift Box Set for prices starting at $81, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 11, 2020, but are subject to change.These Ultra Warm SocksGraham Cashmere Women's Scottish Cashmere Rib SocksGraham Cashmere Women’s Scottish Cashmere Rib Socks AmazonThese socks aren’t too thick, but the cashmere material will keep your feet warm in even the coldest of temperatures. See it!Get the Graham Cashmere Women’s Scottish Cashmere Rib Socks for $49, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 11, 2020, but are subject to change.This Elegant Shawl WrapCashmere & Class Large Soft Cozy Cashmere Pashmina Woven ScarfCashmere & Class Large Soft Cozy Cashmere Pashmina Woven Scarf AmazonNeed to class up a simple look in record time? A cashmere pashmina has you covered — literally. See it!Get the Cashmere & Class Large Soft Cozy Cashmere Pashmina Woven Scarf for $44, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 11, 2020, but are subject to change.This Cozy Boyfriend SweaterCashmere Boutique: Women's 100% Pure Cashmere V-Neck Boyfriend SweaterCashmere Boutique: Women’s 100% Pure Cashmere V-Neck Boyfriend Sweater AmazonBoyfriend sweaters are already great, but they’re even better when made from cashmere! See it!Get the Cashmere Boutique: Women’s 100% Pure Cashmere V-Neck Boyfriend Sweater for $119, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 11, 2020, but are subject to change.This Simple Men’s Sweater Cashmeren Men's Basic Crewneck Sweater 100% Pure CashmereCashmeren Men’s Basic Crewneck Sweater 100% Pure Cashmere AmazonIf you’re shopping for the guy in your life, keeping it classic is always best — and a cashmere crewneck is exactly that. See it!Get the Cashmeren Men’s Basic Crewneck Sweater 100% Pure Cashmere for prices starting at $96, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 11, 2020, but are subject to change.This Basic V-Neck SweaterJENNIE LIU Women's 100% Pure Cashmere Long Sleeve PulloverJENNIE LIU Women’s 100% Pure Cashmere Long Sleeve Pullover AmazonMinimalist style doesn’t look boring when it’s as elevated as this cashmere sweater. See it!Get the JENNIE LIU Women’s 100% Pure Cashmere Long Sleeve Pullover for prices starting at $84, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 11, 2020, but are subject to change.This Slouchy BeanieKIKONIO CHEN Women's 100% Cashmere Beanie HatKIKONIO CHEN Women’s 100% Cashmere Beanie Hat AmazonBad hair days are easily solved with an adorable beanie like this affordable option. See it!Get the KIKONIO CHEN Women’s 100% Cashmere Beanie Hat for $33, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 11, 2020, but are subject to change.This Flowy Wrap PonchoCLAUDIA NICHOLE by Alashan 100% Cashmere Dress Topper PonchoCLAUDIA NICHOLE by Alashan 100% Cashmere Dress Topper Poncho AmazonHeading out for a holiday gathering? Throw this over your dress before braving the cold! See it!Get the CLAUDIA NICHOLE by Alashan 100% Cashmere Dress Topper Poncho for $125, available at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 11, 2020, but are subject to change.Check out more of our picks and deals here!This post is brought to you by Us Weekly’s Shop With Us team. The Shop With Us team aims to highlight products and services our readers might find interesting and useful, such as face masks, self tanners, Lululemon-style leggings and all the best gifts for everyone in your life. Product and service selection, however, is in no way intended to constitute an endorsement by either Us Weekly or of any celebrity mentioned in the post.The Shop With Us team may receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. In addition, Us Weekly receives compensation from the manufacturer of the products we write about when you click on a link and then purchase the product featured in an article. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product or service is featured or recommended. Shop With Us operates independently from advertising sales team. We welcome your feedback at [email protected] Happy shopping!last_img read more

Lado celebrates the 70th anniversary of his artistic work

first_imgThe year in which it celebrates the 70th anniversary of its artistic activity, the Ensemble of Folk Dances and Songs of Croatia LADO is preparing the program “Let the sun shine on everyone where there is still our family”, fully dedicated to songs and dances of Croats abroad. An opportunity to show our guests our cultural and historical heritage. Inform your guests about LADO or better yet, as a host in family accommodation take them to a celebratory concert and be proud of our tradition, history and heritage. Zadar – wake up, it is quality and authentic content that tourists want to see and experience. It is a story we must tell our tourism. Photo: LADO The celebratory concert will be held in Zadar on April 26, 2019 at the Arsenal Zadar. Find out more about the concert HERE “During their turbulent past, especially in the period between the 15th and 17th centuries, Croats from the territory of today’s Republic of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina due to military activities sought refuge outside their homeland, inhabiting areas where they have remained to this day. Through all these centuries, separated from the motherland, they have preserved their identity and their traditional culture. Therefore, the Ensemble of Croatian Folk Dances and Songs LADO dedicates its seventieth birthday to them.”, Says the artistic director of the LADO Ensemble Andrija Ivančan and points out that the very name of the program calls on all peoples in the countries inhabited by Croats to love, peace, tolerance, respect and building bridges between peoples and their cultures. Lado are the guardians of our tradition, heritage and customs, and by their actions they take care that they do not disappear into oblivion. For more than seven decades, Lado has been performing on stages all over the world, and with over 5.000 performances in Croatia and 48 countries around the world, he tells the story of our customs and identity, the story of Croats. Lado certainly deserves the title of ambassador of Croatian tourism. LADO has a holdings with more than 1.200 sets of folk costumes of exceptional value and beauty, some of which are over 100 years old, so we can freely call it a traveling museum that is extremely valuable and important for preserving and nurturing our identity, culture and customs. I keep emphasizing how we should be and sell what we are – Croats. That is the very essence of tourism. Tourists want to hear, see and taste our history, our culture, our way of life.last_img read more

Economists say lots of things. Many of them are wrong

first_imgThere’s plenty of evidence, in the article and elsewhere, that this kind of deregulation has plenty to do with investment and job growth.There is also plenty of evidence that econ reporters at major publications have spent the past decade propping up economists who tell them what they want to hear.That is to say, they prop up economists who obsess over “inequality” rather than economic growth, who worry about the future of labor unions or climate change or whatever policy liberals happen to be plying at the moment.There are plenty of economists out there making good arguments for the free market who will never be member of the “economists say” clique.For eight years, we consistently heard about how “economists say” everything Democrats were doing was great (even when hundreds disagreed).Unsurprisingly, “economists” were wrong about a lot.The rosy predictions set by President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers regarding the “stimulus,” the administration’s prediction of 4.6 percent growth by 2012 and the Congressional Budget Office predictions about Obamacare were all way off base. But not to worry!Over the next few thousand words, the authors do their best to assure readers that neither deregulation nor tax cuts are really behind this new economic activity — even if business leaders keep telling them otherwise.For example, they claim that “There is little historical evidence tying regulation levels to growth.”A few paragraphs later, we again learn that “The evidence is weak that regulation actually reduces economic activity or that deregulation stimulates it.”A reporter without an agenda might have written that evidence was “arguable,” because I bet I could corral a bunch of economists to tell you that lowering the cost of doing business spurs economic activity quite often.And though the Trump administration somewhat overstates its regulatory cutbacks, it has stopped hundreds of Obama-era regulations from being enacted.Even better, it has stopped thousands of yet-to-be-invented regulations from ever being considered. Perhaps these corporations only did it all to gain favor with the administration.Hey, some people suck up to government by cutting bonus checks for their workers, and some people make electric cars no one wants.The fact is that deregulation and tax cuts matter.We already have evidence.We just don’t give voice to the economists who would tell us so.David Harsanyi is a senior editor at The Federalist and a nationally syndicated columnist.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists (Indeed, 36 percent of those polled gave the wholly rational answer of “uncertain.”)“We’ll be lucky to have 2 percent” growth, “economists say” regular Mark Zandi told CNN in May.Certainly, the economy doesn’t have the room to grow that it had in 2007 or 2012.But so far, Zandi is wrong about that.Neither deregulation nor tax cuts are a panacea.But businesses have already acted on deregulation and corporate tax cuts.Dozens of companies announced they would hand out bonus checks to hundreds of thousands of workers before the corporate tax cut was even signed into law. Categories: Editorial, Opinion“A wave of optimism has swept over American business leaders, and it is beginning to translate into the sort of investment in new plants, equipment and factory upgrades that bolsters economic growth, spurs job creation — and may finally raise wages significantly,” opens a recent New York Times article surveying the state of the American economy.One imagines that readers of the esteemed paper were surprised to run across such a rosy assessment after having been bombarded with news of a homicidal Republican tax plan for so many weeks. Vox, a leading light in the liberalism-masquerading-as-science genre, ran an article headlined “The Controversial Study Showing High Minimum Wages Kill Jobs, Explained.”You might wonder why incessantly quoted studies from liberal “nonpartisan” groups that falsely predicted minimum wages wouldn’t hurt cities aren’t “controversial.”Because if you want to raise the minimum wage, you will raise the price of labor and often reduce the amount of labor that’s going to be hired.That’s the trade-off.For decades, most economists agreed.While most economists I’ve known are relatively humble about forecasting, the ones who aren’t get most of the press.“Out of 42 Top Economists, Only 1 Believes the GOP Tax Bills Would Help the Economy,” a November Vox headline read. There are thousands of unknowns that can’t be quantified or computed, including human nature.But after decades of using data to help us think about goods, services, jobs, consumption and our choices, “economists say” is now used to coat liberal policy positions with a veneer of scientific certitude.And since Democrats began successfully aligning economics with social engineering, we’ve stopped seriously talking about the tradeoffs of regulations.A good example of this trend is the push for a $15 minimum wage — an emotionally satisfying, popular and destructive policy idea.Most cities that have passed the hike have experienced job losses.When researchers at the University of Washington studied Seattle’s $15 minimum-wage hike, one of the largest in the nation, they found that thousands of fewer jobs were created and thousands of people lost hours of work, making them poorer.No doubt a lot of people were surprised.last_img read more

Brazil virus toll surges to third-highest in world

first_imgThe far-right leader has urged businesses to wage “war” on state governors who order business closures, arguing they are needlessly hurting Latin America’s biggest economy. Experts say under-testing in Brazil means the real numbers are probably much higher.The latest figures underlined the grim toll the virus is taking in Latin America, the latest epicenter in the pandemic.Brazil, a country of 210 million people, has been the hardest-hit in the region.President Jair Bolsonaro has fiercely criticized coronavirus stay-at-home measures, even as the number of infections and deaths continues to soar. Brazil’s death toll from the novel coronavirus has surged past 34,000 to become the third-highest in the world, surpassing Italy’s, according to official figures released Thursday.The South American country reported a new record of 1,473 deaths in 24 hours, bringing its overall toll to 34,021, behind only the United States and Britain.Brazil has now confirmed 614,941 infections, the health ministry said — the second-largest caseload in the world, behind the US.center_img Topics :last_img read more

4 Garrison Officers Mess Squash Club wins big on World Squash Day

first_imgThe 4 Garrison Officers Mess Squash Club in Kumasi commemorated this year’s World Squash Day with a comprehensive win over their counterparts from the AGA club  from Obuasi.The one day event saw the host club win 6 matches against 3 for their opponents.The first two matches of the morning went either way paving the way for an uncompromising competition.But with the crowd behind them as host, players of the 4 Garrison team turned the heat on their opponents with some great display of skills and stamina to win the next three matches.The likes of Captain Francis Coffie, Eric Mensah and K.O Prempeh were in their elements winning the various matches with ease.Captain of the club,  Francis Coffie indicated  later in an interview the club is on a mission to introduce the youth of the Ashanti Region to the game of squash. “With a pre-fabricated squash court, we intend to carry the game to our various senior high schools to give the young ones the opportunity to appreciate and embrace the game. Unfortunately it is only Achimota School that has a squash court and that has to change for the better.”Francis Coffie however encouraged the public to take the game seriously since it reduces the risk of cardio diseases, especially among people with sedentary life styles.last_img read more