5 things you should buy during after-Christmas sales

first_img From David McNew/Reuters TAGSAfter-Christmas salesChristmas Previous articleAmazon, Google offer 99-cent movie rental dealNext articleWhy do healthy people have heart attacks? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR If you’re a last-minute Christmas shopper, here’s one type of sale you may not be considering: the After Christmas sale! Insanity?It sounds like it, but we first talked about this trend in 2012, when “After Christmas” sales appeared on Christmas Eve.The sales have steadily crept back since then, and last year we saw an “After Christmas” sale from Macy’s start on December 20, with orders still guaranteed for pre-Christmas delivery! (Talk about a strange definition of “After.”)Though most After Christmas sales still fall between Christmas and New Year’s, tapering off through the month of January, holiday creep continues to drive them earlier.Whether you delve into these deals before or after December 25, here are five particularly good product categories to keep an eye on. Adam Berry / Stringer / Getty Images1. ClothingWe find a lot of excellent clothing deals after Christmas, from winning single-item deals — like four pairs of Dockers men’s pants for $60 — to the best sales we’ve seen all year from a huge variety of clothing retailers.Last year we saw sales that were either the best or tied for it from Nike, Gap Factory, Brooks Brothers, Tory Burch, Nautica, and many more. If you got some gift cards in your stocking, it’s probably a great time to spend them!Related: Give & Get: The Best Gift Card Freebie Deals for the Holidays Flickr / MilitaryHealth2. Exercise gearOnly about 10% of our fitness deals during this time last year were Editors’ Choice, but it’s still worth keeping an eye out if you’re trying to make good on your New Year’s resolutions. Why? Because some of the Editors’ Choice sales were flat-out excellent.NordicTrack offered one of the best sitewide sales we’d seen from it, at up to 50% off. Many other retailers, such as Running Warehouse and Cabela’s, offered deals comparable to the ones we saw from them during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Leo Hidalgo/Flickr3. ElectronicsAbout 31% of electronics deals we found last year during these sales were Editors’ Choice. Many stores offered large sales on refurbished items. Another notable deal was the best price we’d ever seen for a prepaid iPhone 5s ($150).One category of electronics stands out as a hot post-holiday buy: cameras. During After Christmas sales last year, 37% of camera deals were Editors’ Choice. Canon offered some of the hottest deals we’ve seen on both refurbs and new models in late January. We saw refurb lenses starting as low as $49.99 and up to $700 off new cameras.Also, if you didn’t find that new smartphone you wanted under the tree, don’t fret. Though comparatively few smartphone deals were Editors’ Choice (about 15%), prices didn’t stop dropping just because the holidays ended. Many phones reached new lows during this period, including the unlocked 32GB Galaxy S6 Edge, unlocked 64GB Nexus 6, and several Apple smartwatches. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Laura Bittner5. Christmas decorOne of the best categories of items in After Christmas sales shouldn’t come as a shock: seasonal products. Thirty percent of our seasonal deals during the month after Christmas were Editors’ Choice. It’s not hard to find stores cutting prices by 75% or more. (Lowe’s cut up to 90% off!)Although you’ll have to wait a while to enjoy the 6-foot, pre-lit tree you bagged for $25, or the light strands you picked up for $2 each, it’ll be worth it. You can deck your halls with a smug smile at the far-more-expensive decor in next year’s ads, then treat yourself to some well-deserved cocoa for your stellar planning. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Video games.Flickr/Marco Arment4. Video gamesWhile you’re also likely to see a lot of great single-item deals — about 56% of the deals we came across during this time last year were Editors’ Choice — a few reliable large sales are worth mentioning. For PC gamers, Steam’s Winter Sale usually kicks off a few days before Christmas and continues through the New Year; Amazon frequently offers deep deals on PC games alongside it.Related: 7 Great Ways to Save on Steam GamesFor console gamers, there’s GameStop‘s “buy two, get one free” used item sale. It arrives just before New Year’s and is the best sale on used items the store offers each year. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Please enter your comment!last_img read more

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St Leon 10 / SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

first_img Text description provided by the architects. This home was designed for a family with 2 young sons who wanted a house which simultaneously created spaces for casual intimate family occasions or large get-togethers.Save this picture!Courtesy of SAOTARecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreThe site allows for unprecedented views towards the 12 Apostle Mountains, Clifton Beaches and Robben Island. The building is cut into the slope with approximately 50% of its rear face below the natural ground level. The upper level floats over the essentially glazed South West facing first floor and this exaggerates the height of the building relative to the adjacent ground level.Save this picture!Courtesy of SAOTAThe house is organised in a linear manner with all rooms facing the sea view. The rear of the house offers privacy with no openings other than the glazed double volume entrance space. This space is screened with a steel framed timber screen and access off the street is through heavy timber gates.Save this picture!Courtesy of SAOTAThe double volume entrance space leads onto the main living wing of the house including 2 lounges, dining room and kitchen. A sculptural stair leads up a triple volume space from the entrance up to the second floor and bedroom levels. The ground floor is accessed through the same stairwell and accommodates a generous pool entertainment room with a feature sunken lounge, back-lit onyx bar and wine cellar. A gym and second guest room are also accommodated on this lowest level.Save this picture!First Floor PlanANTONI ASSOCIATES were appointed as the interior decorators. On the entrance living level the interiors are kept to a neutral palette with a subtle play on texture in materials and fabric selected. Soft cream leathers and weathered timber finishes layer the interior with luxurious elements. The overall feel is warm and inviting.Save this picture!ElevationsProject gallerySee allShow lessEjby Campus Winning Proposal / OKRA, CCO, ACT, and Smith InnovationArticlesMasterplan of Xiasha Wander Bay Second Prize Winning Proposal / FCHAArticles Share CopyAbout this officeSAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCape TownHousesSouth AfricaPublished on February 13, 2013Cite: “St Leon 10 / SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects” 13 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Cape Town, South Africa South Africa 2008 ArchDaily “COPY” Year:  “COPY” St Leon 10 / SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/331824/st-leon-10-saota-stefan-antoni-olmesdahl-truen-architects Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of SAOTA+ 19 Share St Leon 10 / SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSt Leon 10 / SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/331824/st-leon-10-saota-stefan-antoni-olmesdahl-truen-architects Clipboard Projects Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Houseslast_img read more

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Facebook eliminates charges on online donations

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 30 November 2017 | News Tagged with: donation processing Facebook AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Facebook has announced that it is dropping its fees for online donations made through its site, with 100% to go to directly to the recipient organisation. Facebook announced the news today (30 November) at its second annual Social Good Forum, along with a raft of other new tools and initiatives.These include:A $50m annual Facebook Donations Fund, starting in 2018 to help communities recover from disaster through direct contributions and matched funds.New Fundraisers API. This will enable people to sync their off-Facebook fundraising efforts to Facebook fundraisers. Through this, when people connect their off-Facebook fundraising campaign with Facebook, it will create a Facebook fundraiser that syncs with their campaign page. Facebook says it is starting with Susan G. Komen, JDRF, National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Movember, and will be rolling this out to 500 additional nonprofits by the end of spring 2018.A Community Help API. This will give disaster response organisations access to data from public Community Help posts that can offer important information about the needs of people affected by a particular crisis. Facebook is piloting this with NetHope and the American Red Cross.It is also continuing the global rollout of its fundraising tools, introducing Mentorship and Support to enable non-profits to connect people who may need support in an area such as career advancement or addiction recovery with an experienced mentor, and expanding its Blood Donations feature, launched in India in October to enable hospitals, blood banks and non-profits to create voluntary blood donation events on Facebook and help them inform supporters.To watch the broadcast with Mark Zuckerberg, click on this link.center_img  134 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Facebook Fundraisers  133 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Facebook eliminates charges on online donationslast_img read more

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Opportunities on offer for Limerick people at Mid West Job Shop

first_imgPrint RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook MORE than 500 job vacancies will be on offer at the Mid West Job Shop at Thomond Park on Thursday October 2.Delivered by ULearning Skillnet in association with the Department of Social Protection and CPL Ltd, it will run from 10am to 3pm, with organisers expecting an increase in attendance from last year’s event. The Mid West Job Shop will have a Ministerial lauch and will provide an opportunity for local companies to source employees.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Jobseekers will have the chance to meet with potential future employers from many sectors, ranging from multinational businesses to small and medium enterprises. Companies such as Dell, Viagogo, EMC, ACI Worldwide, Northern Trust, Mowlam Healthcare and Comfortkeepers will feature at the Job Shop.A panel of free careers advisors will be available and local training providers will also be exhibiting. These range from universities and local colleges to training centres.Ronan O’Boyle, Network Manager of ULearning Skillnet, stated that the Mid West Job Shop has gone from strength to strength as it seeks to offer people a pathway to employment.He said: “This year we have been overwhelmed with the support from local employers and training institutions. Now in its third year, 2014 is a bigger event with much more jobs on offer.“Simply put, we have created the opportunity to put jobseekers in touch with their future, whether a new job or new skills. Ultimately it will contribute to growing a stronger regional economy.”CPL regional director Graham Burns added: “This is a great event for the region which CPL will continue to support. The Mid-West Job Shop underlines the growing employment opportunity which exists in this region.” Linkedin UL Hospitals Group in recruitment call for staff in all disciplines TAGSCPL LtdemploymententerpriseGraham BurnsJobsMid West Job ShopRonan O’BoyleThomond ParkULearning Skillnet Fisheries Officers wanted to protect and develop fisheries resource in Limerick July Jobs Stimulus package sees extension to wage subsidy scheme and pandemic unemployment payment Emailcenter_img Previous articleDominicans depart after 800 yearsNext articleEditorial – Time for change Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. New high-end jobs for Shannon WhatsApp BusinessNewsOpportunities on offer for Limerick people at Mid West Job ShopBy Liam Togher – September 25, 2014 647 Increase in Limerick Institute of Technology graduates finding employment Advertisement Twitter Limerick event aims to brain-drain Dublinlast_img read more

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Guru

first_imgGuruOn 21 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article This week’s guruAll shook up by unfair dismissal A Nissan worker is claiming he has been treated like a hound dog afteralleging he was sacked for singing Elvis songs on the anniversary of the King’sdeath. Production line worker David Jewers, was suspended after arguing with a bigboss man about singing along to tribute songs playing on the radio. Jewersclaims he was later sacked and is now taking the firm to an employmenttribunal. Guru, a lifelong Elvis fan, knows the dangers of crooning the King’s lyricsat work. He was once accused of harassment for singing Are You Lonesome Tonightto Brenda, the cleaning lady. Rail body displays herding instinctGuru often finds himself puce, frustrated and sweaty by the time he gets towork, following his usual nightmare journey to the office. The train is alwayslate, travels so slowly a man with a red flag should run ahead of it, and is socrowded, European regulations would ban it if its occupants mooed. So he is glad to hear that the Rail Passenger Council (RPC) is toinvestigate the ill-effects of commuting by rail, after a study revealed thatmany workers find the journey to and from work the most stressful part of theday. Researchers are to monitor the physical effects of this stress, includingthe heart rate and blood pressure of rail passengers. The RPC emphasised that as well as overcrowding, people are concerned aboutlateness and the lack of value for money. Guru is sceptical the study will lead to any improvements for the nationsrail commuters – one possible solution to be considered by RPC is that seats onpeak hour trains will be removed to allow more people to be packed in – theidea being that commuters would feel less stressed standing jammed cheek tocheek as long as they caught the train at the time they wanted. Pure genius. How Guru graduated to long trousersGraduates are finding it harder to find jobs now than they have at any timesince 1990. This situation is likely to fan the flames of debate over governmenteducation strategy and whether more emphasis should be placed on vocationallearning and less on the need to get more students into higher education. Guru is in no doubt there is a need for a more vocational approach to equipyoung people with the skills employers actually want and help them into thejobs that UK plc needs to fill. He knows only too well what a waste of talent it is to be a highly-qualifiedgraduate whose skills are not in demand. His immediate post-graduation jobsincluded bar man, labourer, greengrocer and trouser tester for the AustralianGovernment (absolutely true). Depressed by his inability to find a job in the UK, Guru decided to broadenhis life experience through travel and secured a job testing prototype worktrousers in Sydney. This included running in said trousers on treadmill,climbing ladders and watching videos in a room where the temperature was variedto extremes of heat and cold. Guru then reported on sweating, chafing andgeneral comfort. Guru would like to hear from disciples who struggled to make the most oftheir qualifications in weird and wonderful jobs before finding their niche inthe HR profession. The most unusual will win fabulous ‘I’m an HR Guru too’mousemats. Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

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On the move

first_imgOn the moveOn 24 Feb 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article – The Employers’ Organisation for Local Government (EO) has appointed RobPinkham as executive director. Previously deputy executive director anddirector of best practice, Pinkham has played a major role in transforming theEO into a broad-based people management organisation. His previous rolesinclude chief personnel officer and deputy director of resources at BarnetCouncil. – Tony Molloy is the new director of HR at Stanley Racing. It has a turnoverin excess of £1bn and employs more than 3,000 staff in 650 locations throughoutthe UK. Molloy joined the racing division of Stanley Leisure as HR controllertwo years ago from United Biscuits, where he was HR manager of its supplychain. – Peter Wilkinson has taken up a new post as head of HR for the CriminalCases Review Commission (CCRC), based in Birmingham. The CCRC is an independentbody responsible for investigating suspected miscarriages of criminal justicein England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Wilkinson was previously head ofresourcing and training for Parcelforce Worldwide. Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Economic Week in Review: More Strong Economic News for Indiana

first_imgCrum Trucking Details ExpansionInside Indiana Business – Dan McGowanBATESVILLE -A Batesville-based trucking company is planning to add more than 70 jobs over the next three years. Crum Trucking says it will pump over $4 million into doubling the size of its Batesville Industrial Park facility.Trucking Firm Adding 70+ Jobs In Batesville(Batesville, Ind.) – Crum Trucking, a transportation and logistics company, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 72 new high-wage jobs by 2019.Trucking Company Plan to add over 70 jobsCrum Trucking, a transportation and logistics company, has unveiled  plans to expand its operations here, creating up to 72 new high-wage jobs by 2019.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare The racing industry is an important one in Indiana, and we are proud to support its operations and growth with a business climate that ranks first in the Midwest and fifth nationally. We’ve cut costs, taxes and regulations so that racing firms can enjoy fiscal predictability in the face of a competitive industry.Toyota Celebrates 20 Years in IndianaLieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb in Princeton to help Toyota celebrate 20 years in Indiana.Forget Horsepower, Toyota Indiana Plant Powered by PeopleBusinessWirePRINCETON, Ind.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Over the past 20 years, Toyota Indiana has built 4.3 million vehicles. But it isn’t the planning, engineering, problem solving or high-pace of the assembly line that stands out to Norm Bafunno, the plant’s president. It’s the people.Toyota Marking 20 Years Since Work Started on Indiana PlantWFYIPRINCETON, Ind. (AP) — Toyota is set to mark the 20th anniversary of when it started building what is now a 5,000-worker assembly plant in southwestern Indiana.Toyota Celebrating Indiana AnniversaryInside Indiana Business – Alex BrownPRINCETON -The president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana says consumer confidence and the local work force are two reasons for the success of the company’s plant in Princeton, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Norm Bafunno will be joined by Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb today to mark the milestone for the plant, where construction began in May 1996.Toyota Plant Marks 20th AnniversaryWBIW(PRINCETON) – Toyota is set to mark the 20th anniversary of when it started building what is now a 5,000-worker assembly plant in southwestern Indiana.Construction began in May 1996 on the factory near Princeton. Toyota spent about $1.2 billion on the complex by the time it started production of full-size Tundra pickup trucks in late 1998.More than 70 Jobs Coming to Batesville Best Places for College Graduates to Move?Hint: Indianapolis makes the listimage001Economic Impact of Racing IndustryIEDC President Jim Schellinger takes a look at the economic impact of the racing industry on Indiana in this op-ed that ran in papers all across the state, including Inside Indiana Business, Kokomo Tribune, the News and Tribune, and The Elkhart Truth.Excerpts:It is easy to see the prominence of the Indianapolis 500 on race day: 13 teams, 33 drivers, 300,000 attendees, 6.2 million viewers and an estimated $330 million annual contribution to the local economy. This 100-year tradition helped boost Indiana onto the world’s stage, but racing’s impact on the Hoosier state extends far beyond the Indy 500 itself.center_img Indiana businesses at the core of racing, such as teams and track operators, employ more than 23,000 Hoosiers directly and offer average annual salaries of $63,000 – nearly 40 percent higher than the state’s average wage. In fact, more than 1,200 of these businesses are located outside the Indianapolis area with each of Indiana’s 92 counties supporting at least one business that operates and provides Hoosier jobs because of the motorsports industry.last_img read more

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Calling Ocean City Home

first_imgNo stranger to moving, my son has perfectly conveyed to me his real meaning of home. It isn’t a physical building or an address, a bedroom, or that comfortable couch with the perfect indent of your backside. Before purchasing Mrs. Hoovers house last spring he asked me one stormy night where we would live next, which house would we save.  “Our new house is out there, we just haven’t found it yet, but it has to be in Ocean City” he said.  Then he perfectly described to me the feeling that we all get when gliding across the causeway into town.  “You know when you haven’t been here for a while, and you are almost here and you get that feeling in your stomach? Then you get to the top of the bridge and can see the entire island, you know you are home, and your body sort of relaxes…” Flash forward: another baby, a huge lawn and the ever expanding stone front colonial in the Pennsylvania suburbs, bursting at the seams. We did not take them to any bars here, opting however for Chuck E Cheese, the Elmwood Park Zoo, and the local YMCA for a routine of swimming lessons and tumbling classes. The quintessential lifestyle, yet still as I pushed the even larger bright red double stroller through the wooded development and up that one steep hill in the coveted northeast corner of the neighborhood, I looked at their seemingly identical faces, and felt that we still weren’t home. The incline seemed to get steeper each time I pushed the cumbersome green and yellow plaid stroller up the never ending hills of Manayunk, and I knew it was time for us to go. Sandwiched in between the young twenty something late night partiers and the much older long-time “Yunkers,” we were the minority, young parents with a tiny new addition to our twosome. We tried, believe me, to make it work and to fit in with our new family member in tow. After getting a phone call from my sister in-law, asking if we had in fact brought our new baby to a bar that afternoon, we decided we probably were not a fit for this lifestyle.   I walked the streets with her innocently perched in the carriage and wondered, if not here, where were we meant to be. Where was home? When we made the move onto the island almost 7 years ago,  I knew we were finally home. Whether a full time resident, seasonal visitor, or weeklong summer vacationer, simply crossing that bridge into Ocean City each time in the too short summer season, we all know that feeling. Ocean City is home, there is a certain special vibe that seemingly can’t be found anywhere else in the country.  On the heels of winning Coastal Living’s “Best Beach in America,” we all understand the feeling my son knows so well. Years ago, between renovations while living in a short term rental, I met Mr. Finley. Life lessons somehow emerge from so many unexpected encounters, and this one I will never forget.  From the kitchen window of the twin houses at the end of Battersea, I watched him slowly make his way across the manicured lawn.  Then, suddenly he stumbled, and lost his footing.  Darting outside, I helped him to his feet and suddenly realized his age.  He told me he was a grandfather to 12, soon to be a great grandfather.  He had purchased the house for $5,000 some 50 plus years ago.  He told me it was the best money he had ever spent, and he wasn’t referring to the shrewd real estate investment he had made.  Grabbing my arm for support, his crystal blue eyes looked in to mine, and he softly recited these words: “Ocean City has something special, it keeps them coming back time after time, year after year, always keep this town a part of your life, you’ll understand one day.”  I believe he was telling me that this island is home to so many, whether you have an address here or not. We all consider a piece of it ours, our home, whether it be that familiar house on the island, spending countless hours swimming on that same beach, the repeated trips to our favorite pizza place, or the long walk on the windy boardwalk eating caramel corn while fighting off the seagulls.  A piece of it belongs to each of us, which is why we keep coming back. As a child we vacationed on 2nd Street for that one glorious week, a week like no other. We set up camp under the boardwalk, for fear that one of the five Irish siblings would blister in the sun.  We always ordered family buckets of spaghetti and meatballs on the first night in town and attend the sweltering services at the church on the corner of Atlantic the next morning. We rode the amusements one night, walked the boards one night, and enjoyed the beach each and every day. On the last day, while my parents scrambled to load up kids, pets, and a half a block of over packed luggage I would always sneak away to get one last look at the ocean, bidding it farewell until the next summer season.  Ocean City had a hold on me then and still does now.  It has become home to me, just like the rest of you, all for our own reasons. Picture courtesy of 7SoulStudios.com Tell me why you love Ocean City!  I can be reached at: [email protected]last_img read more

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The search is still on for BBC One bakery family

first_imgTV production company Wall to Wall is still on the look out for a baker and their family to take part in a new programme, labelled a “living history experience” for BBC One.Wall to Wall, the makers of Edwardian Country House, Who Do You Think You Are? and New Tricks, is hoping to find a lively outgoing family, ideally with at least two children between the ages of eight and 18, to rise to the challenge of living and trading their way through 100 years of British history. The baker and their family will join other shopkeepers in a parade of shops that will be completely kitted out as they would have been in Victorian Britain – using a Victorian bread oven. Each family will then run their shop as authentically as possible in other key eras of British history including Edwardian, World War Two, 1950s, and 1970s.Anyone interested in taking part would have to relocate to the town for about eight weeks and be able to reflect on the highs and lows of their experience. Filming will begin this summer, with each programme taking around five days to film.For more information, or if you are interested in taking part, please contact Michael Fraser on 020 7241 9349, or email [email protected]last_img read more

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Bakery items reduced by 18% in latest Morrisons move

first_imgMorrisons is slashing prices on its bakery, cakes and desserts by an average of 18% as part of the retailer’s biggest price crunches on 1,045 products.It is believed the move, effective from today, is a bid to compete with discounters Aldi and Lidl, as well as inspire confidence among its consumers post-BrexitAnd there are concerns that this will prompt other big four supermarkets – Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco – to follow suit.There are nearly 60 bakery items featured in the price crunch, including M Part-Baked White Rolls, reduced from 62p to 54p; Cadbury Choc Mini Rolls, reduced from £2.85 to £1,47; and Morrisons Flapjack Cookies 200g, down from £1.58 to £1.Asked whether consumer cost savings would be filtered back down the supply line, a spokesperson for Morrisons told British Baker: “This is largely our own planned investment.”Andy Atkinson, Morrisons’ customer and marketing director, said: “We are constantly listening to our customers and know they are concerned about whether food prices will go up following the Brexit vote, especially on imports.“Morrisons is unique as a food-maker and shopkeeper, and unlike the rest of the industry manufactures food, both in our own food processing plants and our 500 stores.“We are British farming’s biggest supermarket customer, which means we can better control our prices, and this latest round of crunches demonstrates our commitment to offering the best possible value to our customers this summer.”Morrisons’ £1.50 pie was recently voted best in the UK in the SuperMeat & Fish Awards.last_img read more

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