Grab a slice of the market

first_imgPuddings & Pies has launched a range of 13 individually wrapped slices aimed at the snack market.The range includes the company’s best-selling Almond Slice, as well as a Triple Chocolate Chip Brownie, new Muesli Bar and a Yoghurt-Topped Raspberry Oaty.The slices come in boxes of 16, either mixed or a single flavour, and are presented in a yellow point of sale box.Puddings & Pies is a family owned and run bakery based in Sherborne, Dorset.www.puddingsandpies.comlast_img

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News story: Improving local services with data: apply for contracts

first_img ‘boots on the ground’, where residents collect and report data about issues such as potholes and street lighting ‘eyes on the street’, where council vehicles collect and report data as they travel around the streets record and report local information accurately and regularly significantly reduce service inefficiencies integrate with other datasets in the councils provide a robust evidence base for policy, service or budget development work with the general public enable councils to share data appropriately with the public be practical and economically viable The competition has £250,000 to fund a series of short feasibility studies in a first phase. The best ideas could then share £1 million in a second phase to prototype their system.Competition information Funding for the competition is provided by the GovTech Catalyst, a £20 million fund to help the public sector to make use of innovative technologies and improve public services.It is being run under the SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative) programme. the competition opens on 24 September 2018, and the deadline for registration is at midday on 31 October 2018 any organisation that can demonstrate a route to market for its idea can apply we expect phase 1 contracts to be worth up to £50,000 and to last up to 3 months, and phase 2 contracts to be worth up to £500,000 and last up to 12 months successful projects will attract 100% funded development contracts you can register for briefing events on 8 October 2018 in Durham and on 15 October 2018 in Blaenau Gwent to find out more about the competition and how to make a quality application Durham County Council and Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council are seeking projects that investigate innovative ways of capturing data to improve their services.The councils are looking for projects that investigate 2 techniques: Find out more about SBRI and how it works. Projects must use advanced data techniquesProjects must look at intelligent data capture and advanced data analysis. They must: Find out more about this competition and apply.last_img read more

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Aphex Twin Has Announced His First U.S. Performance In Over Eight Years

first_imgCome December 17-18, the ever-reclusive Aphex Twin will take the stage in America for the first time since his set at Coachella in 2008. The renowned producer emerged from hiding in 2014, releasing an album for the first time in over a decade. Since then, he’s been on an absolute tear, releasing new music left and right for eager fans.Aphex Twin has been confirmed by Billboard for the Houston, TX festival Day for Night, scheduled for December 17-18. For now, Aphex has no other appearances scheduled, but hopefully this changes soon.Look out for more information in the coming days about this exciting performance.last_img read more

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Dave Matthews Announces Free Live Stream For “Stand With Standing Rock” Benefit

first_imgThough the Dave Matthews Band is on a hiatus, their two leading men Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds are anything but. The two have made regular appearances at benefit performances in the latter half of 2016, and will continue that trend this Sunday, November 27th with a Stand With Standing Rock benefit concert that will feature Neko Case, Graham Nash, Ledisi, and Lakota Thunder, as well as Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds.Set to take place in Washington D.C. at the DAR Constitution Hall, organizers have teamed with Ben & Jerry’s to provide a full length live stream of the event. Though the stream is free, fans are encouraged to donate to the Stand With Standing Rock cause. You can find more information about this event here, and tune in via the YouTube player embedded below.We’ll be sure to share this again on Sunday, so you don’t forget!last_img read more

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Listen To Emancipator’s Psychedelic Trip-Hop Remix Of Manic Focus’ “Stochastic Resonance”

first_imgIn 2017, much to the delight of his fans, future-funk favorite Manic Focus released his highly anticipated new album, Minds Rising. As a follow-up to the album, in 2018, Manic Focus has plans to release Minds Rising Remixed, a collection of reimaginings of Minds Rising‘s tracks from a diverse array of some of his favorite artists, including Liquid Stranger, Cofresi, SunSquabi, Edamame, Wick-it The Instigator, and more. Today, in anticipation of the upcoming Minds Rising Remixed, Manic Focus has released Emancipator’s remix of “Stochastic Resonance” featuring Statik, marking the second single released off the upcoming LP.Emancipator’s trippy take on Manic Focus’ “Stochastic Resonance” is a delight to listen to. Spacious and super vibey, the remix coasts along on its laidback groove while calling back to psychedelic 90s trip-hop. You can take a listen to the new remix below. If you’re a fan of what you’re hearing, you can catch both artists at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in a few weeks, when Manic Focus opens for Emancipator on May 26th. See below for a full tracklist for Minds Rising, as well as a list of upcoming tour dates. For more information, head to Manic Focus’ website.Minds Rising Remixed Track List:1.) Drop In feat. Marvel Years & Chris Karns (SoDown Remix)2.) Putting All of My People On Feat. ProbCause (Liquid Stranger Remix)3.) Joy In The Noise feat. Psalm One (Daily Bread Remix)4.) Stochastic Resonance feat. Statik (Emancipator Remix)5.) Snap Like This feat. Artifakts & Erick Jesus Coomes (Wick – It The Instigator Remix)6.) Pushing feat. Psymbionic (Rave Boar Remix)7.) Rage Fits Perfect feat. The MFin’ Band (SunSquabi Remix)8.) Habit feat. Russ Liquid & The Rapper Chicks (Megan Hamilton Remix)9.) Stronger feat. Late Night Radio, Jennifer Hartswick, Adam Deitch (Cofresi Remix)10.) Timeless feat Carlile (Edamame Remix)11.) Sowing My Zone feat. Ryan Viser (GoodSex Remix)12.) Your X Now feat. Exmag & Borahm Lee (LWKY Remix)13.) *BONUS TRACK* – Pushing feat. Psymbionic (R34L Remix)View All TracksManic Focus 2018 Tour Dates:May 11 – Shaky Beats Festival – Atlanta, GAMay 26 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, COJune 7 – Bonnaroo – Manchester, TNJune 21-24 – Electric Forest – Rothbury, MIJune 28-July 1 – Electric Forest – Rothbury, MIAugust 11-12 – Moonrise Festival – Baltimore, MDAugust 17-18 – 515 Alive – Des Moines, IASeptember 6-9 – Dancefestopia – Kansas City, MOSeptember 20-22 – Resonance Festival – Thornville, OHView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Five Tips for Cursed Child’s Lucky First Years

first_imgDon’t Be a WormtailOf course you want to tell your Muggle friends about being on the inside of the exclusive wizarding world! So say how awesome it is to see one of the most beloved stories take the stage. Say that J.K. Rowling is a bloody genius (although they should know this. Otherwise, problem solved—get new friends!). Say the Palace Theatre’s velvety seats were superb on your bottom—anything but revealing the secrets of Harry Potter’s fantastical eighth (sort of) installment. No matter how compelling a storyteller you are in your group of mates, nothing will match seeing the live show. (Come on, guys, Rowling asked super nicely.) View Comments Dear Muggles, we are pleased to inform you that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child began previews in the West End on June 7! It’s happening: J.K. Rowling’s literary gamechanger has come to the stage, and fans with Felix Felicis can experience the story in an enchanting new medium. Beyond the books and films, this is an immersive inside view into the world of Harry Potter, and us Muggles are feeling like giddy First Years on the Hogwarts Express just thinking about it! However, just as with a budding wizard, there are a few things those experiencing this realm have to get straight. Here are five tips for those lucky enough to catch the two-part play at the Palace Theatre!Pop Tissues in Your Bag BeforehandIf the Potter and Weasley family photos and Jamie Parker interview vid have yet to tug at those heartstrings, you’re probably a Slytherin. J.K. Rowling tells Cursed Child-goers to be prepared to cry tears and feel feelings, and per usual, she isn’t wrong. Accio, tissues, Harry Potter fans! My adrenaline levels are starting to crash… Send Madame Pomfrey… That was so incredible. #KeepTheSecrets @HPPlayLDN— Rebecca Holbourn (@2cajuman2) June 7, 2016 Do Your Summer ReadingAll right, we’re about to go totally Hermione on you. Summer is not complete without a good beach read, and what better one than Cursed Child’s script? The book comes out July 31, the day following the West End production’s opening night (and Harry Potter’s birthday, of course). This latest story takes place 19 years after the end of Rowling’s original series; Harry, Ginny, Hermione, Ron and even Draco are all grown up with children (and soon-to-be Hogwarts students) of their own. Though Jack Thorne’s stage adaptation is a sequel, we are sure there will be nods to the story’s past.Take Us With You!This whole “Accio, tickets” thing isn’t really working (#MuggleProblems). We absolutely cannot wait to experience Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!center_img The Palace Theatre’s magical transformation for ‘Harry Potter & the Cursed Child'(Photo: Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images) J.K. Rowling: “IF MY HARRY POTTER PLAY DOESN’T MAKE YOU CRY, THEN I’LL CRY. SO THERE!”#CursedChild— Graham Miles (@GrahamKMiles) May 28, 2016 Mind the OwlsYou read that correctly! Live owls are just one of the many magical features in the enchanting play, and apparently, one, erm, took flight during the first night of previews, proving that even the most powerful backstage wizards can have technical snafus.last_img read more

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Things People Say

first_imgWhen people find out that I’m an ultramarathoner, they typically do one of two things. They either turn away, convinced that I must be out of my mind, or they pepper me with a thousand questions. It’s as if they turn into amateur anthropologists who have just discovered a new tribe of humans, and their mission is to figure out how we work. The questions normally fall into one of several categories:Eating and Other Bodily Functions:  What do you eat? Do you stop for meals? Naps? Bathroom breaks? Where do you go to the bathroom, anyway?The Mental:  What do you think about while you’re out there running for so long? Do you ever get bored? Why do you do it?The Physical:  How do you train? Do you ever get tired? Do you ever get injured? What’s the farthest you’ve ever run? What’s your average pace?  How fast can you run a mile? Do you ever walk? How do your knees take it?Then there are the general comments: Wow, I can’t even drive a car that far. You must be dedicated, insane, or superhuman.The funny thing is, these questions are frequently asked by fellow runners. People who run 10k’s and marathons, who are used to logging lots of miles. Somehow, when the prefix “ultra” is added to a word, the term becomes mysterious and unfathomable. Dictionary.com defines ultra as “going beyond what is usual or ordinary; excessive; extreme.” It derives from the Latin ulter, meaning “on the far side of, beyond.” Seen in this light, I guess my pastime is not exactly typical. That must be why people frequently comment that I’m crazy, and why my mom gets worried every time I tell her about a new adventure I have planned.From my perspective, however, running ultras is not extreme or outrageous. It’s just a natural extension of what began back in the third grade, when my classmates and I were forced to run the 600 as part of the Presidential Physical Fitness Test. Back then, that distance might as well have been a marathon. The 50-yard dash – okay, that was reasonable. The dreaded 600 was another story. Side stitches, leg cramps, and asthma attacks were inevitable. Same with the half-mile we had to run as a warm-up at soccer practice. What were those coaches thinking?With time, however, an interesting thing happened. I began to like those distances. I recently reconnected with a teammate from my seventh grade soccer team and she reminisced about how much I seemed to enjoy those “long runs.” Looking back, I guess that those practices foreshadowed the distance runner I was to become. I recognize there is a lot of distance between 600 yards and a hundred miles, but all of that ground is covered in the same manner – one step at a time.So when I’m asked those questions – by runners and nonrunners alike – my answers are pretty simple. I do it because I love it, because I can, and by putting one foot in front of the other, step after step, mile after mile, hour after hour. Believe it or not, it doesn’t take superhuman strength or endurance. It simply requires desire, commitment and perseverance. I’d be willing to bet that most of you could do it too if you set your mind to it – and are willing to put up with with all of those silly questions.last_img read more

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Trail Mix | April 2017

first_img 1:44 Audio PlayerJenny ScheinmanA Kid Named LilyUse Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.00:000:00 / 1:44 Over the Hill and Through the Woods Lillie Mae 3:52 3:40 3:41 Fayinkounko Orchestra Baobab Ancient Family Dangermuffin 4:32 3:05 4:45 3:38 A Kid Named Lily Jenny Scheinman 4:30 Here’s a band that gets it.I remember that being the first thing I thought when I saw this video of The Whiskey Gentry some five years ago. They get it. All of it. The sound, the energy, the performance. It’s all there.Since then, I have been lucky enough to get to know Lauren and Jason Morrow and the various and sundry gentry that surround them. Tremendous folks all, and it is with much excitement that I have been follow their musical journey and have awaited their latest record, Dead Ringer, which released at the end of March.Featured this month on Trail Mix is “Looking For Trouble,” a powerful blend of old country tradition and garage rock swagger.On the mix this month are brand new tracks from two bright new female voices, Lillie Mae and Sarah Shook. Lillie Mae, who cut her teeth on mandolin and fiddle with Jack White’s band, blends old time Appalachia with crunchy rock and roll on her debut record, which was produced by none other than White himself. And Sarah Shook, releasing her first record with her new band, the Disarmers, continues to be all grit and badassery.And who knew that the guitarist from one of the biggest rock bands in the world had an alt-country streak? Chris Shiflett, long time member of Foo Fighters, joined forces with Dave Cobb, the Grammy winning producer behind the work of Jason Isbell and Chris Stapleton, on West Coast Town, his third solo record. Trail Mix is happy to be featuring “Sticks & Stones” this month.April’s mix features the return of some long time friends and favorites. Back on the mix are Craig Finn, Malcolm Holcombe, Front Country, Ruthie Foster, Dangermuffin, Andrew Combs, and The Whistles & The Bells.There’s also an international flair this month.We are featuring  a new tune from Orchestra Baobab, a band returning from a longtime recording hiatus. This month, the world music masters, who have been performing in some form or fashion since the 1960s, release their first album in a decade.Be sure to take a listen to new tracks from Trail Mix newcomers like Cory Branan,  Tow’rs, Jessie Smith, Christina Cavazos, Blackfoot Gypsies, and That One Eyed Kid.Keep yourself tuned in to the Trail Mix blog this month, too. Chats with Jenny Scheinman, The Weeks, and author Peter Cooper are in store, as a visit to the Ralph Stanley Museum in the mountains of Southwest Virginia.And, of course, get out and buy some of this music. Hit your local record store. Find it online directly from the artist. Get a few of these discs any which way you can, but make sure you do it. These fantastic musicians would appreciate it.Download April’s Trail Mix here. 3:44 Secrets In The Hollow Jessie Smith 3:14 Looking For Trouble The Whiskey Gentry 3:17 Ike The Weeks Over Me Christina Cavazos Burn Out Right That One Eyed Kid 3:54 Harry Potter The Whistles & The Bells 3:20 God in Chicago Craig Finn 3:31 Blood Hunters Andrew Combs Keep the Home Fires Burnin’ Sarah Shook & The Disarmers 5:06 Copy and paste this code to your site to embed. 3:18 Embed Imogene Cory Branan 3:04 Liminal Tow’rs Potatoes and Whiskey Blackfoot Gypsies If Something Breaks Front Country Pretty Little Troubles Malcolm Holcombe Sticks & Stones Chris Shiflett 4:10 Joy Comes Back Ruthie Foster 4:56last_img read more

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New figures reveal the number of owners selling for less than they paid is on the increase

first_imgNow might be the time to try and grab a bargain in the Brisbane property market. Picture: AAP/ Ric FrearsonIF YOU’RE hunting for property, now could be a good time to buy, with new figures revealing the number of owners selling for less than they paid is on the increase.While the latest CoreLogic Pain and Gain report revealed the majority of sales were still for a profit, worth $1.2 billion across Greater Brisbane in the first quarter of 2018, loss making sales had risen.Loss making sales accounted for 10 per cent of transactions during the quarter compared with 8.4 per cent in the previous quarter. The total value of resales at a loss was $29 million. The report found within Brisbane houses were more likely to sell for a profit than units, with units almost nine times as likely to resell for a loss than houses.Within Southeast Queensland the Sunshine Coast was the strongest performer with 94 per cent of all sales at a profit with an average profit of $131,000.In the Brisbane City Council region 88.1 per cent of sales were for a profit with an average profit to $175,000.Average profits were highest in the Scenic Rim at $239,999.CoreLogic analyst Cameron Kusher said the difference between the unit and house markets was what contributed to a higher level of loss making sales in Brisbane.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours ago It’s not hard to see why the Sunshine Coast lifestyle was so appealing to buyers during the quarter. Picture: Lachie MillardMr Kusher said nationally the figures reflected a slow down in price growth in the market with the level of loss making sales was the highest it had been since October 2013.While a higher number of property sales in capital cities were at a profit compared with regional areas, Mr Kusher said price growth was doing better in regional areas. Hobart had the highest number of profit making sales, 98.4 per cent, followed by Sydney 97.6 per cent, Melbourne, 96 per cent, Canberra 92.1 per cent, Adelaide 91. per cent, Brisbane 90 per cent, Perth 71.1 per cent, Darwin 64.4 per cent. Mr Kusher said there had been a big change in the level of loss making sales this quarter.“And largely that is because obviously we are starting to see values decline,’’ he said.“I think that’s largely because we are starting to see, particularly in the capital cities, dwelling values starting to fall. So in terms of resales at a loss nationally they have increased largely because of the performances of capital cities. “Brisbane new houses have been trending lower. In terms of the share of losses they are pretty flat over the quarter but we continue to see more and more units selling at a loss, so 30 per cent of units selling at a loss now, it was 25 per cent last quarter,’’ he said.last_img read more

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St. John rules Arlington Sport Compacts

first_imgARLINGTON, Minn. (July 25) – Brock St. John broke the winning streak of Nate Coopman in Satur­day’s Coors Light IMCA Compact feature at Arlington Raceway.Coopman had won 10 of the past 12 feature events at Arlington. St. John led the entire distance from his front row spot. Coopman started ninth and worked his way through the field of cars but didn’t have enough time to catch St. John. Alan Lahr took third.There were three different leaders in the Eckblad Trucking IMCA Hobby Stock feature, Dakota Robinson, Shane Honl and finally Cory Probst, who took charge with two laps left and went on to win his sixth consecutive feature.The Unhinged Pizza IMCA Northern SportMod feature also saw three different leaders, Tom Malchow, Tim Bergerson and then Matt Looft, who set the fast pace the last three times around the oval.Paul Konokowitz led the first two laps of the 95.7 the Rock IMCA Sprint Car feature before the red flag was thrown when Brandon Allen took a tumble and demolished his car. When the race resumed, Brett took the lead and stayed in front to the checkers.Once again the MN 93 IMCA Modified feature was exciting with four different leaders. Early leader Chad Porter was on a mission but four early yellows slowed the race.Dalton Magers and Eric Dailey ran at the point before 12th starting Clint Hatlestad took charge.Dan Mackenthun made another visit to victory lane following the B&B Racing Chassis IMCA Stock Car feature.last_img read more

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