5,000 new jobs at Starbucks

first_imgStarbucks UK will be looking to tackle youth unemployment by creating 5,000 new jobs in the next five years throughout the UK.The move will help to support the global coffee company’s plans to develop and expand its new drive-thru concept, for which it currently has nine outlets nationwide, with the first having opened in Cardiff in 2008. The new roles to be created over the next five years will support Starbuck UK’s aim to open up 200 drive-thru outlets during the same period of time.Kris Engskov, managing director of Starbucks UK and Ireland, said: “Customers told us that they now expect the best possible coffee wherever they are and the success of our first drive-thru stores shows that this is a huge opportunity. It also means that we are able to create quality jobs at a time when they are most needed and because half of our baristas are under 24 years old, this will particularly benefit young job-seekers at a time of record youth unemployment.”Around half of the drive-thrus will be operated under licence by petrol forecourt retailer Euro Garages, with many of these stores to be located in the Midlands and the north of England.Zuber Issa, managing director of Euro Garages, said: “Our relationship with Starbucks has been a huge success to date. We’re delighted to be making such a positive announcement about our expansion together that will create new and exciting employment opportunities for so many people across our sites.”Starbucks has found many new places to sell its coffee, including on trains and planes as well as in supermarkets and workplaces. In 2010, Starbucks opened 35 motorway stores with Welcome Break, serving seven million cups in the first year of operation.The company has more than 700 stores in the UK, contributing to consistent sales growth during the last two years.last_img read more

Israel’s coalition deal: Political stability with pitfalls

first_imgIsrael’s coalition deal between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz breaks a year-long deadlock but has pitfalls — from power sharing mechanisms to West Bank policy and the premier’s corruption charges.Monday’s agreement for a unity government, signed by Netanyahu and parliament speaker Gantz after three inconclusive elections in less than a year, seeks to give the Jewish state desperately-needed political stability as it confronts the coronavirus pandemic.  “After a year and a half of political stalemate and as the country endures one of the most severe economic crises in its history, it is high-time for Israel to have a functioning government,” said Yohanan Plesner, president of the Israel Democracy Institute think-tank.  Implementing the deal will require majority support in Israel’s 120-seat parliament, the Knesset. That is likely to happen, assuming it is backed by Netanyahu’s unified right-wing bloc and most of Gantz’s supporters. Netanyahu will serve as prime minister through the first 18 months of the three-year deal. Gantz will first serve as “alternate prime minister,” a new position that must be created through an amendment of Israel’s so-called Basic Laws. Passing that amendment is a key part of the coalition deal.After 18 months, Gantz takes over as prime minister, with Netanyahu serving as his alternate. Through the first six months, the government will be defined as an “emergency” body focused primarily on containing the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigating the economic devastation it has caused. Israel has more than 13,800 confirmed virus cases, including over 180 deaths, and a nationwide lockdown has left huge numbers of people without an income.Cabinet portfolios are split between the two camps. Key ministries assigned to Netanyahu’s side include finance and interior, while Gantz’s side will control the justice ministry and the position of foreign minister will rotate.The former army chief announced Tuesday evening he would serve as defense minister. Ministers can only be fired if there is agreement from both sides, and the prime minister cannot sack his alternate.  Power sharing  Topics : Netanyahu’s trial The prime minister was due to face trial on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust last month. The trial’s start date was postponed to May 24 because of the pandemic. Under Israeli law, a prime minister can continue to serve while under indictment, but a regular cabinet minister cannot. With his trial, including possible appeals, expected to last several years, the veteran premier did not want to be forced out of government when his term expired. His expected transition to alternate prime minister in 2021 likely solves that problem. Netanyahu’s Likud party also retained significant say over the appointment of judges and prosecutors, influence that could help the prime minister as his case moves forward. Legal cases have also been filed by non-government groups seeking to block an individual under indictment from serving as prime minister. Under the coalition deal, if Israel’s top court bars Netanyahu from serving, his agreement with Gantz is dissolved and another election will be called.  West Bank annexationsFor Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump’s plan for Middle East peace offered Israel an “historic” opportunity. The plan — rejected by the Palestinians and condemned by much of the international community — gave Israel the green light to annex Jewish settlements and other strategic territory in the occupied West Bank. Such annexations would violate international law and likely inflame tensions in the volatile region. Gantz had praised Trump’s controversial plan but was more cautious regarding its implementation. The coalition agreement says that any measures regarding Trump’s plan would be executed “in full agreement of the United States,” while maintaining “international dialogue” and “the need to maintain regional stability”.At the same time, with Gantz’s permission, Netanyahu can bring Trump’s annexation plan to cabinet and parliament for discussion and approval from July 1.Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh on Monday condemned the formation of an “Israeli annexation government,” saying it marked the end of the two-state solution. But he warned that the Netanyahu-Gantz deal risks creating a government “without a grand vision or clear goals” that would be vulnerable to being bogged down with “cumbersome political agreements.”Here are the main points of the deal:last_img read more

Coronavirus Quick Test Becomes Available This Week in South Florida

first_imgSouth Florida hospitals and long-term-care facilities this week will begin to receive coronavirus tests that will provide results in just five to 13 minutes.The tests, which health officials are referring to as a “game-changer,” will be available at some hospitals in our region on Monday. As more of the tests are made, they should also become available at drive-thru testing sites.Cleveland Clinic Florida, Memorial Healthcare and Broward Health are among the South Florida hospital systems to have the tests already.“Those tests will be prioritized to caregivers, to inpatients and to nursing home patients to ensure they are virus-free before they go back to a nursing home,” says Cleveland Clinic CEO Wael Barsoum.Meanwhile, Cleveland Clinic will continue to conduct traditional testing at its four drive-thru sites, where it will still take an average of two or three days to get results.The hospitals bought the tests directly from Abbott Laboratories, a global health care manufacturer.On Friday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he has asked that some of the rapid tests Abbot is producing also be sold to nursing homes and adult living facilities throughout the state.“They could be used on staff and at least to do some spot checks of residents to see if this virus is penetrating any of their facilities,” DeSantis said. “Many of you know there is a crush on medical supplies and these tests are in demand. We will get whatever we can get for the state. We are working to see if some of those can be applied in a way that can directly protect senior citizens.”Abbott says it is producing 50,000 tests a day and will them ship daily to more customers in more places, with plans to increase manufacturing to eventually produce 2 million tests a month by June.In addition, Baptist Health South Florida has has developed a test in house to get results in 24 hours. “Rapid turnaround time for testing is particularly important with cancer patients,” said Dr. Guenther Koehne, deputy director at Baptist Health’s Miami Cancer Institute.last_img read more

EGP welcomes £13m award from Sport England

first_img The England Golf Partnership (EGP) has today welcomed a £13 million grant from Sport England to continue to develop the sport over the four years from 2013-17. The grant is an increase on the £12.5 million core funding award for the current period and will support programmes to encourage more people to start and stay in golf and to nurture talented players. Roger Moreland, the EGP’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “We are very pleased with this level of financial support from Sport England and look forward to working with them to maximise their investment and to build on our successes of the past four years.” The grant is part an investment of almost half a billion pounds in grassroots sport, announced today by Sport England. It is intended to keep the inspiration of London 2012 alive and help fulfil Lord Coe’s pledge that the Games would get more people playing sport, a feat that no other host nation has ever managed to achieve. Sport England’s Director of Sport, Phil Smith commented on the grant for golf: “This investment reflects the progress the EGP has made in getting more people playing golf and developing talent within the sport. “Whilst there are challenges in keeping people playing golf in the current economic climate, we are confident that the EGP will continue to demonstrate leadership and innovation within the sport to ensure the number of people playing grows.” The 2013-17 Whole Sport Plan for golf, which will be rolled out from April, includes plans to encourage more people with a disability to take up golf and focuses on providing opportunities for people older than 26 to take up the game and play more often. In addition, the plan contains proposals for increasing the number of young people aged 14-25 playing the game. Roger Moreland added: “There are many challenges in golf, not least those of the weather and of the economic climate, but we are excited about the prospects for the coming four years, which will include the return of golf to the Olympic movement. “This award is a vote of confidence in our achievements to date and we will continue to work to make golf welcoming, accessible and a sport that offers fun and value to those who want to play.” The current four-year plan has shaped a successful period for golf development, during which a network of County Golf Partnerships became established and created a significant increase in golf participation. Their activities, to direct new and returning golfers to structured PGA coaching and playing opportunities, are enhanced by working with pro-active, affordable and accessible golf centres and by a better understanding of the requirements of golfers and would-be players. In the last year a pilot marketing campaign, Get into Golf, has promoted activity with one clear message. Since the current plan began in April 2009, over 154,000 people have tried golf at taster and coaching sessions, of whom more than 85,000 were aged over 16. To date, 4200 new memberships have been reported as being created as a direct result of their activity. These numbers have accelerated as the CGPs have become more customer-focussed. The latest CGP Impact Report shows that in the year to the end of September 2012, over 70,000 people tried golf – almost double the number in the in 2011. In the same period the number of adults playing golf regularly as a result of being involved in CGP activity increased by eight per cent. Meanwhile, England Golf’s 2012 golf club membership questionnaire has revealed that, although golf club membership dropped overall, 25 per cent of clubs have experienced an increase in membership in the last two years. These clubs are being examined in detail to establish how they are achieving success. The EGP brings together the amateur governing body, England Golf, and the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) to grow the game with the support of the Golf Foundation and Sport England. 17 Dec 2012 EGP welcomes £13m award from Sport England last_img read more

MARATHON STAKES QUOTES – FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2016

first_imgTRAINER QUOTES JOCKEY QUOTES KENDRICK CARMOUCHE, SCUBA, WINNER: “We broke a step slow today. I just wanted to get him into the race and let him get into stride and in position. When I knew it was time to go, we took command and I knew I had a lot of horse and we accelerated with an eighth of a mile to go. I just pretty much rode him out from there. He’s a really good horse. I thank Mr. Ross and Brendan Walsh for the opportunity. They have a niche for the distance races. I am just so pleased that Mr. Ross has stuck with me for the past 10 years of my career.  I was at Santa Anita one other time about seven years ago, but I never made it to the horse shoe. I have two more races to ride tomorrow. BRENDAN WALSH, SCUBA, WINNER: “I think the pace was favorable. The horse was keen enough to go on and get on with it and they left him alone to an extent. It worked out great. He’s just a great horse. He’s won three times in a row in three states in the best of company. He’s just remarkable.” NOTES: Walsh is 42, from Cork, Ireland, and this is his fifth year training. He won the Marathon two years ago with Cary Street. The winning owner, DARRS, Inc., lists its residence as Vienna, Va.last_img read more

JOB VACANCY – BAR PERSON WANTED FOR LEADING DONEGAL PUB

first_imgA full-time bar person is required for Hughie’s Bar in Killybegs.The successful candidate will have excellent people skills, at least 3 years previous bar work experience and good organisational skills.The gross salary per annum is €21,840. A stylish two bedroom apartment with OFCH, sitting room, kitchen & bathroom with garden and safe off road car parking is also available to rent to the successful candidate if required.All applicants should send their CVs to [email protected] JOB VACANCY – BAR PERSON WANTED FOR LEADING DONEGAL PUB was last modified: January 15th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bar person wantedHUghie’s BarKillybegslast_img read more

Announcing the September ‘Featured Geocacher of the Month’

first_img SharePrint RelatedAnnouncing the October ‘Featured Geocacher of the Month’October 25, 2011In “Community”Announcing the September Featured Geocacher of the MonthOctober 3, 2012In “Community”Announcing the First ‘Geocacher of the Month’August 20, 2011In “Community” Congratulations to all the Featured Geocacher of the Month nominees for September. The geocaching community is comprised of inspirational individuals – who go above and beyond in geocaching innovation, creativity, respect for the environment and helpfulness. Each nominee should be congratulated as an exceptional geocacher and individual. We are proud that each of the cachers is part of our worldwide community.SuperGoober, Featured Geocacher of the MonthThe choice for the September Featured Geocacher of the Month was difficult. A panel of Lackeys, relying on voting and community comments, could ultimately choose only one.SuperGoober is the September Featured Geocacher of the Month. Dozens of geocachers wrote in to share stories about SuperGoober’s humble dedication to geocaching, geocachers and his local community. He has hosted and attended numerous events, led many geocachers on their first outings, and is involved in local geocaching organizations. According to one nominee, “Jeff is a model geocacher who all of us in the area and beyond can be proud of. He is always willing to lend advice/help to any cacher that approaches him or contacts him.”SuperGoober will receive a collectors Geocacher of the Month geocoin, along with a Geocacher of the Month hat and certificate acknowledging their contributions signed by the founders of Geocaching.com: Jeremy Irish, Bryan Roth and Elias Alvord.If you know an outstanding geocacher who should be considered for Geocacher of the Month, send an email to [email protected] Every nomination must meet the following requirements: Please include your name, the name of your nominee, their username, at least one picture of the nominee and description (in 500 or fewer words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Geocacher of the Month. Please inform your nominee that you’ve submitted them for the award. Nominations for the October Geocacher of the Month must be received by October 3rd.Once we have received all of the nominations, we will choose the top candidates and post them on the Latitude 47 blog. You will then get a chance to champion your favorite. Our goal is to involve the entire geocaching community in this process so we might learn from each other.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

A Med in Shining Armor? Exploring the Potential for a Drug that can Prevent PTSD and Depression

first_imgBrachman contends that it might now be time to look at a drug that prevents Mood Disorders rather than one that suppresses their symptoms like Antidepressants currently do.  In this talk, Brachman shares her discovery of Calypsol as a potential “armor” against Mood Disorders like Depression and PTSD that will act as a resilience-enhancing, prophylactic. You might be surprised about Calypsol, though. To learn more and to watch the talk in its entirety, click on the video below.We would love for you to share your thoughts with us about this potential drug for Mood Disorders. Share your thoughts in the comment section below.This post was written by Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT, the Social Media and Programming Coordination Specialist for the MFLN Family Development Team. The MFLN Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development team on our website, Facebook, and Twitter. By:  Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFTPexels[Man’s Hand by lalesh aldarwish on September 2, 2016, CC0]“The path to better medicine is paved with accidental yet revolutionary discoveries”. And, that’s exactly what Rebecca Brachman shares with us in this Tedx on her news of a “serendipitous breakthrough treatment that may prevent mental disorders like Depression and PTSD”.Have you ever wondered how Antidepressants were initially discovered? Would you believe that they were happened upon by accident when creating drugs to suppress allergies and treat Tuberculosis?Brachman shares the science behind the discovery of Antidepressants and their nearly 30-year focus on Seratonin, while also suggesting that it may be time to look in a different direction when it comes to Mood Disorders.“We are in the middle of an epidemic of mood disorders like Depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. One in four of all adults in the United State suffers from mental illness… Depression has now actually surpassed HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Diabetes and war as the leading cause of disability worldwide. And, also, like Tuberculosis in the 1950s, we don’t know what causes it. Once it’s developed, it’s chronic, lasts a lifetime, and there are no known cures.” last_img read more

Cam Newton comments to female reporter ‘out of line’

first_imgAfter Newton’s comments, he proceeded to answer Rodrigue’s question.Carolina spokesman Steven Drummond said in a statement to The Associated Press that Newton had a conversation with Rodrigue after the news conference ended and expressed regret for his remarks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRodrigue released a statement through the Charlotte Observer via email saying that Newton did not apologize when they spoke after the news conference.She said she “was dismayed by his response, which not only belittled me but countless other women before me and beside me who work in similar jobs. I sought Mr. Newton out as he left the locker room a few minutes later. He did not apologize for his comments.” Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Drummond said the Panthers “strive as a department to make the environment for media comfortable for everyone covering the team.”NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said Wednesday night in a statement that Newton’s comments “are just plain wrong and disrespectful to the exceptional female reporters and all journalists who cover our league. They do not reflect the thinking of the league.”Mike Persinger, the executive sports editor of the Charlotte Observer, said Newton’s comments were “unfortunate and out of line.”“The question Jourdan asked during the news conference was a good one, like countless other questions about football strategy and nuance she has asked in the course of doing her job,” Persinger said.Rodrigue joined the Charlotte Observer as a Panthers beat reporter last year.ADVERTISEMENT NBA G League to use 4 refs, expands playoffs to 12 teams Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers celebrates during the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on October 1, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPCHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has “expressed regret” for his response to a female reporter’s question at a news conference on Wednesday, a team spokesman said.When Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue asked Newton about wide receiver Devin Funchess’ route running, the former league MVP smiled and said, “it’s funny to hear a female talk about routes. It’s funny.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES View comments Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games She said on on Twitter: “I don’t think it’s ‘funny’ to be a female and talk about routes. I think it’s my job.”The Panthers (3-1) visit the Detroit Lions (3-1) on Sunday. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

EVERY OUTDOOR SUMMER MOVIE NIGHT ANNOUNCED IN TORONTO SO FAR

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement .Toronto Outdoor Picture Show at Fort YorkThe Toronto Outdoor Picture Show is kicking off its opening weekend at Fort York with Thelma & Louise, who set out on a weekend getaway before things go horribly wrong. The next day you can enjoy Misery, Rob Reiner’s psychological horror about a famous author who is rescued from a car crash by his “#1 fan.” Don’t miss out.When: Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16Where: Fort York National Historic Park.Christie Pits Film FestivalChristie Pits Film Festival will kick off its new season on Sunday, June 30, though the film list has yet to be announced. The film festival will conclude on August 25, and if you’d like to stay ultra up-to-date with the movie pickings, you can keep tabs on the festival’s newsletter. As part of the Toronto Outdoor Picture Show, you can anticipate movies of the “Dynamic Duo” theme this year.Although all screenings are free of charge, there is a suggested donation of $10.When: Beginning June 30 and runs until August 25Where: Christie Pits Park, 779 Crawford Ave West.Bell Manor ParkFor the first year, the Toronto Outdoor Picture Show will be offering screenings at Bell Manor Park. The Dynamic Duo theme stretches to this location as well, and a full list of films is soon to be announced.When: Beginning August 8 and runs until August 22Where: Bell Manor Park, 1 Bayside Lane.Corktown Common ParkThis marks the fourth season of outdoor films at Corktown Common Park and this summer, also under the Toronto Outdoor Picture Show umbrella, the public is invited to enjoy a series of films focusing on Dynamic Duos at this location, too!When: Thursday evenings, July 5 to 26 (Scheduled rain date August 2)Where: Corktown Common Park, 155 Bayview Avenue.Open Roof FestivalOpen Roof Festival will be back for its tenth season this June, and the festival will enjoy its second year at a new venue. Starting June 19, Open Roof Festival will feature live music and film screenings with food and drinks. And remember: the event has moved from Sudbury Street to Sterling Road in the Lower Junction Triangle near the new site of MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art).When: Beginning June 19 and runs until August 22Where: Sterling Road in the Lower Junction Triangle (the lot adjacent to 158 Sterling Road).Regent Park Film FestivalStarting in July, Under The Stars returns to Regent Park for the sixth year in a row, showing widely-loved films that prominently feature Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour on screen. Each week, there will be a pre-show before the film with family-friendly activities that change week to week.When: Beginning July 10 and runs until August 14Where: Regent Park, 585 Dundas Street East.Movie Nights in The Beach VillageMovie Nights are back for 2018! Join The Beach Village for Movie Nights in the Park every Wednesday starting July 4 – August 29. Movies screenings will rotate between Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrest Gardens Park. As always, admission (and popcorn!) is FREE! Come out and experience movies under the stars.When: Wednesdays in July and AugustWhere: Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrest Gardens Park.Sorauren Park Free MoviesToronto’s Sorauren Park will be hosting free movie screenings this summer, with showings happening the fourth Saturday of every month from June to September. Last year, attendees enjoyed pizza dinners before each screening from the Sorauren Park Pizza Oven, prepared and presented by Pizzeria Defina. Fingers crossed the same happens this year!When: Fourth Saturday of the month, June 22 to September 28Where: Sorauren Avenue Park, 289 Sorauren Ave.stackt Market Outdoor Movie ScreeningsNew to the city this year, Toronto’s shipping container market stackt will be screening outdoor movies on their grassy lawn. Peruse through the shipping container shops, enjoy some Belgian Moon and then enjoy a free film, starting with John Wick 2 on May 14.When: Beginning May 14, running dates TBAWhere: stackt, 28 Bathurst St.Union Summer MarketEvery Wednesday from June 5 to July 24, the Union Summer Market will be hosting movie screenings at its outdoor licensed garden patio. The screenings will begin with Bohemian Rhapsody and end with A Star is Born. Bring tissues.When: Beginning June 5 and runs to July 24Where: Union Station, 65 Front Street West, Toronto.Unconfirmed (but hopefully returning this summer)CityPlace Fort York BIA Movie Night SeriesIn previous years, CityPlace Fort York BIA began hosting a movie night once a month up until September. Hopefully, the monthly gathering returns this summer! We’ll be sure to update you once the dates are confirmed.When: TBAWhere: Canoe Landing Park, 95 Fort York Blvd.Free Flicks at Harbourfront CentreHumpdays in the city were always a little sweeter with Free Flicks. The popular Harbourfront series has previously run from June until August, but no announcements have been made regarding this year’s event at this time.When: TBAWhere: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay WestBy DailyHive Twittercenter_img Advertisement Advertisement Grab your blankets, snacks, and bikes, and get ready for outdoor movie season, Toronto!Across the city, screens are ready to go up for annual free movie viewing experiences. The summer series fall on different days and in different locations, but we got you covered.All the nights below are free and ready for your enjoyment. Laura Rossi Photographylast_img read more