Home » News » Mid West Displays launches innovative display screen previous nextProptechMid West Displays launches innovative display screenThe Negotiator19th November 20190357 Views The next generation digital display screen for the estate agency and letting sector has been launched by Mid West Displays, saying that it believes the 15” digital display screen will offer dynamic property displays that estate agency customers will love.The screens are powered by the rods used to mount them so there are no unsightly cables and no specialist electrical installation required.The high brightness screen is designed to work in direct sunlight and an integrated Android media player makes it easy to upload content, share via a network and include third party apps.Displays can be synchronised for even greater eye-catching appeal. The screen is housed in an LED light frame and there is a pocket for graphics on the reverse.Mid West Displays Sales Manager Michelle Farnsworth said, “We are delighted to launch this truly innovative display screen. Vendors will love seeing their property displayed on the screens and they will make a truly impactful window display.”15” digital display screen Michelle Farnsworth Mid West Displays proptech display screens November 19, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
Movuno, based in the North West, is embarking on a nationwide roll-out, following the decision to change its strategic direction from that of an online estate agent model, to the High Street.Movuno is in discussions with local and national organisations to acquire 400 high street agency branches across the UK, over the next 2-3 years. Clear and focused development plans are in progress to ensure that new teams and branches are supported to be able to deliver the service in the Movuno Way.Martin Halsall, Director of Movuno said, “We are combining the best of online and traditional estate agency, offering vendors internet prices, with the best service that a branch can offer.“Online agents are finding that the investment required to ensure that their brand is constantly recognised, is effective for customers and profitable can easily spiral out of control whilst some fail to maintain an acceptable standard these areas. Our decision to test the online market, develop our technology, glean relevant good practice and bring this into a new high street offer has pushed us ahead.“Over the last 9 months, Movuno has operated with a sustainable and very profitable business model. We have carefully refined our proposition, packages and pricing, which has proved very successful in the initial launch areas.” Joanne Adamson, Operations Director added, “We have heavily invested in up-to-date, pioneering technology, including the Market Analysis Tool and continue to seek new ways of developing our technology to allow us to pass further savings onto our customers.”Movuno Martin Halsall Joanne Adamson November 26, 2019Jenny van BredaWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Movuno announces national high street roll-out previous nextAgencies & PeopleMovuno announces national high street roll-outThe Negotiator26th November 20190171 Views
CBD oil used and recommended by Dr. Pamela Reilly.nPhoto by Abrahm Hurt, TheStatehouseFile.com March 31, 2018 TheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS —After living with diabetes for 51 years, Dr. Pamela Reilly has been able to lower her insulin levels by 45 percent.She used CBD oil—also known as cannabidiol—to make that change.Reilly, a naturopathic physician who started the Good Works Wellness Research in Fishers, has seen the impact that CBD oil has had on her own life and her clients. That is why she supported legislation that legalizes the sale of a low-THC cannabis extract.Last week, Gov. Eric Holcomb signed into law Senate Enrolled Act 52, which allows all Hoosiers to buy and use CBD oil that contains less than .3 percent THC, the substance that gives marijuana users a high.“The bill that the legislature passed is exactly the bill that I asked for at the very outset,” Holcomb said. “I wanted to make sure we knew the levels. I wanted to make sure we had labeling and that the folks that needed this had access to it and they do.”CBD oil is now legal for all to use in Indiana. Photo by Abrahm Hurt, TheStatehouseFile.comReilly said she is hopeful the new law will eliminate the confusion and misrepresentation of CBD oil.“What I love about Senate Bill 52 is that there’s now no question about whether it’s legal or not,” Reilly said. “And there shouldn’t have been before, but multiple media stations misreported. They didn’t do adequate research, and that created a huge amount of confusion.”Part of the confusion came from Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill. In November, he released an official opinion declaring that under state law, CBD oil was illegal in Indiana. He followed up with a column published Dec. 14 in The Indianapolis Star.“There is no doubt, as a matter of legal interpretation, that products or substances containing cannabidiol remain unlawful in Indiana as well as under federal law,” he wrote in the column.Kristen Williams, digital director of communications for Hill, said the attorney general’s position on CBD oil as expressed in his op-ed still stands today. His office declined to provide his response to the new law.Confusion about the legality of CBD oil usage began during the 2017 session after legislators approved limited use of the product by patients with epilepsy. That action led lawmakers to clarify the law during the 2018 session.Sen. Michael Young, R-Indianapolis, said he authored the bill because people have benefitted from using CBD oil to treat a variety of problems like epilepsy, cancer, and anxiety.Sen. Michael Young, R-Indianapolis. Photo by Quinn Fitzgerald, TheStatehouseFile.com“Since we are limiting how much THC can be in the product, there is no risk for people to use this to get high,” he said in a statement after the bill passed the Senate. “My hope with this bill is that more Hoosiers will be able to use this product to treat their ailments.”Reilly said she has seen her patients benefit from the use of cannabidiol and in some cases the changes in health are dramatic.“I truly see miracles every single day,” Reilly said. “I have clients that have been able to work with their doctor to get off medications. I have children with ADD and ADHD that are now doing fine in school. I can just go on and on and on.”The new law requires manufacturers to have each batch of the product tested in order to ensure it has less than .3 percent THC. It also mandates that products sold in Indiana to have a QR code on the label linking it to a document containing information on the batch, such as the ingredients and the name of the company that manufactured the ingredients.Retailers have until July 1 to make sure all CBD products they’re selling meet the new labeling requirements.However, there are still concerns about the oil’s legality even with the recent legislation’s passage. Sen. Aaron Freeman, R-Indianapolis, said he opposed the bill because it’s illegal under federal code.“I don’t have a concern about anything with the products,” he said. “My concern is that the federal government has listed them as a Schedule 1 narcotic drug. It is illegal to possess under federal law and pharmacists cannot dispense it legally.”Rep. Matt Pierce, D-Bloomington, supported the bill but said the new requirements for regulating the substance and even more may be done with the legislation for the third, consecutive legislative session.“I think we’re going to have to come back and fix this next year, but we’ve got to at least get it legal,” he said on the House floor.Reilly said she did not believe the new packaging and labeling requirements would hurt businesses that sell CBD oil because it’s a one-time change.“Once they walk through that process, it will be business as usual. They have enough time to do that, so it’s not cumbersome,” she said. “Is it convenient? No, but I don’t feel like it’s a big deal.”FOOTNOTE:Abrahm Hurt is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail By Abrahm Hurt
Like the first daffodils of spring, Easter is a time when the creative skills of Slattery’s in Manchester really bloom. The chocolatier and his team are small and flexible enough to develop new products almost overnight and it’s this approach that has led to innovative takes on old favourites like the Ladies’ Egg pictured here. This approach has led to the development of what is perhaps a unique business. It includes a retail shop that offers sumptuous chocolate cakes, fancies, figures and desserts, alongside a brisk breakfast, lunch and teatime trade. There is also a dining room seating 100, with space for 40 on the terrace outside. Not to mention a conference centre and a school. But how does this chocolate aficionado approach the all-important Easter trade?“We start planning six weeks prior, so this year we will be concentrating on Easter pretty much as soon as March starts,” he says. “But everyone is encouraged to come up with ideas so the development process is more or less constant.” Because the business is self-contained and staff can react quickly to new ideas, products can literally emerge overnight to appear in the shop the following day. The Easter display is therefore something of a moveable feast, as customer reactions dictate the successes and failures of fledgling products.“We use large tables inside the shop for displays,” says John. “Chocolate is sensitive to light and heat so we don’t use the windows so much.” Customers also enjoy watching an uninterrupted view of products being hand-finished in the workroom beyond the counter. One of the first things that John considers for his displays is colour. “I like to keep packaging quite plain,” he says, “so the quality and often simplicity of the product comes through. We use a lot of boxes, rather than bags, for packing chocolates to protect them. But we often use a clear acetate box and add interest with boldly coloured ribbon. “There is also a packing material called Razzle, which comes in a range of colours, and can smarten up an otherwise plain box. Once you’ve decided on a good, strong colour theme, I think you should stick with it and let the products speak for themselves.”Imaginative productsAnd the products themselves sound wonderful. From the traditional Easter eggs, individual cakes and fancies, to one of John’s favourites – chocolate lollipops. “They’re so easy,” he comments, “very simple to make and decorate and they go like hot cakes! “We also make chocolate bars, which can be piped straight into presentation boxes and which, with the addition of simple sugar decorations, look really special. People often think a solid block of chocolate is better value than a hollow Easter egg.” John adds that expensive equipment is not necessary to make these items, all that’s required is a little practice and a steady hand.Although people like to see traditional products at Easter, John likes to give a little extra. “Our Ladies’ Eggs last year used different coloured sugarwork to decorate the eggs with high heeled shoes and handbags and they proved really popular.”I ask John if the bakery is flat out, scratch baking everything to his high standards. “I’m no purist,” he laughs. “I’m happy to look at other people’s products. We use pre-mixes for some of our cakes – Dawn Foods’ Devil’s Food Cake is one of the best around. Why make extra work for yourself?
An Australian pastry chef and chocolatier is celebrating a year of organising pop-up dessert nights in London with an event at Eat 17 in Homerton, east London.Terri Mercieca has set up Happy Endings dessert nights as an extension of her Fraise Sauvage business, which produces hand-crafted pastries and desserts.Fraise Sauvage recently moved into a kitchen at Eat 17, an up-market convenience store in a converted cinema, which also houses a restaurant on the first floor. Although it is a separate business, Fraise Sauvage supplies the shop with hand-crafted croissants, pastries and desserts.Mercieca said: “They are artisanal, hand-crafted products. I’m very careful about the ingredients I use with organic milk and flour, good butter and original bean chocolate.”She said she had a long running interest in desserts having trained as a chef in Sydney, focusing on pastries, before moving into chocolate in Melbourne, and working in that sector for eight years.She travelled on a fellowship to Barcelona and London and worked with chocolate expert Damian Allsop before setting up her own business.She did her first pop-up dessert evening in November last year, followed by ‘A Month of Sundays’ in April. The latest event is tonight (November 23) and offers an a la carte menu of desserts.Mercieca said that now she had her kitchen she hoped to stage Happy Endings dessert nights more regularly.
It is remarkable to reflect on just since September 7, 2016. In the span of 365 days, we combined EMC’s leading Storage, Data Protection, Converged Infrastructure, Enterprise Services and Support with Dell’s leading Servers, Open Networking, Global Supply Chain, Services and Support to create the powerhouse that is Dell EMC.Broadly across Dell Technologies – we essentially combined an impressive seven companies to become the largest privately-controlled technology company. In this time, we’ve exceeded many of our own expectations, leading the market in the most important tech segments:#1 in all-flash storage for 12 consecutive quarters#1 in Storage: High-End, Mid-Range and Unstructured#1 in hybrid flash arrays#1 in data protection appliances#1 worldwide in server shipments#1 worldwide in Converged Infrastructure#1 worldwide in Open Networking#1 worldwide in public and private cloud IT infrastructure#1 Mission-Critical Public CloudThis truly has been a year of innovation at Dell EMC. Our competition predicted disruption and a slowdown in product delivery, but I’m proud to say we’ve delivered a constant stream of major product releases throughout the year, including:14G Dell EMC PowerEdge servers;A complete refresh of high-end (VMax All Flash, XtremIO X2 ), midrange (Unity, SC) and unstructured storage platforms (Isilon, ECS);An all new Data Domain, which continues to lead the market, and a turnkey Integrated Data Protection Appliance;Expansion of our Data Protection capabilities to the cloud, along with native support for VMware Cloud on AWS;New Software-Defined Storage (ScaleIO and Elastic Cloud Storage) delivered on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers; and,A new OS10 operating system powering our Open Networking solutions.To add to that impressive list, Dell EMC VxRail, jointly engineered with VMware, is one of the fastest growing products in our history, with more than 14,000 nodes sold since the launch in March 2016 ‒ exceeding 145 petabytes of storage and 150,000 cores ‒ to more than 2,000 customers in dozens of industries across 97 countries.And if that all wasn’t enough – we’ve executed on a multi-cloud strategy across Dell Technologies to provide our customers with the choices they’ve been asking for. That could be a VMware-powered Enterprise Hybrid Cloud all the way through to the new VMware Cloud on AWS. Or, they could choose Virtustream for mission-critical applications, or Pivotal-powered Native Hybrid Cloud for cloud native applications. And for customers looking at Microsoft for their cloud strategy, we offer the Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack. All of these options can take advantage of Dell EMC’s new cloud-like consumption models, giving our customers incredible flexibility in achieving their IT transformation goals.As businesses consider their digital future, the harsh reality is that technology has evolved faster than many organizations’ IT infrastructures have been able to keep pace with. Organizations can’t rip and replace their IT infrastructure, as legacy systems and applications still are often viewed as the bread and butter of a company’s day-to-day operations.But a swift and thoughtful modernization is becoming increasingly urgent. The enterprise must quickly modernize, automate and transform to stay competitive and relevant. Enterprises must transform their legacy IT infrastructure into a private cloud (with connections to public clouds and SaaS providers) creating a modern, automated platform for their existing applications, while simultaneously building an IT infrastructure to support next-gen ‘cloud native’ applications that will ultimately drive their digital transformation. And the benefits of an IT transformation span beyond innovation to efficiencies that help improve everything from the environment to the bottom line.Dell EMC recently commissioned Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) to conduct data-driven research to identify the various stages of IT Transformation, overall progress globally among organizations, and the outcomes resulting from transformation maturity. Only 5 percent of the organizations participating scored highly enough to reach a level of transformation maturity – with 41 percent in the “Emerging” phase and 42 percent in the “Evolving” phase. However, those who had reached a Transformed status reported the best results across many key performance indicators (KPIs), including: increased IT agility and responsiveness, enhanced IT spending efficiency, higher levels of funding for new projects and innovation, higher levels of internal stakeholder satisfaction, and improved business outcomes and optimism.This is where the collective power of Dell EMC can be fully harnessed for IT Transformation.As I look ahead to the next 365 days, I am inspired by the possibilities that we broadly as Dell Technologies will empower enterprise organizations to fully realize as part of the Internet of Everything through our innovative end-to-end IT solutions, partnerships, expertise, and of course, our unwavering commitment to our customers.
Normally, Andress said, fresh fruit and vegetables are safe in your grocery store andfarmers’ market. “Produce today is washed pretty well before it reaches the shelves,”she said. Andress said the information she has studied on the new products all leads to the samepoint. “These rinses help lift and carry dirt away,” she said. “But I haven’t seen enoughevidence to support investing in them. They won’t hurt anyone if used as directed andno one is allergic to the ingredients. But I can’t say that they clean producesignificantly better than rubbing or scrubbing in clean, drinkable water.” Using a scrub brush can help, she said, when the peelings will hold up, as withpotatoes or citrus fruit. Anytime you rinse produce, pay special attention to areas where dirt is likely to collector cling. “Rub or scrub carefully,” she said, “around such places as blossom ends, stemends, crevices, cracks and eyes of potatoes.” But even these may be no better than water, she said. Normally, they just aren’tneeded. “The most important factor for cleaning produce is agitation in clean, clear water,” shesaid. “In the home, rubbing the skins or peels in clean water is just as successful asusing special rinsing solutions. High-quality, fresh produce handled correctly is alower-risk food for foodborne illness.” In the normal food-supply process, she said, the things that make you refuse to eatproduce grow much faster than those that would make you sick. “Don’t sell yourself the assumption that because you use this rinse, the food is sanitizedor safer,” she said. “Choosing fresh, high-quality produce and thorough agitation orrubbing in clean water are your best safeguards. With produce, they’re your keys tocoming clean.” There can be exceptions, she said, when an unexpected pathogen isn’t controlled bynormal washing and cold storage or can cause illness with a fairly low dose. “This israre but does happen,” she said, “such as some Salmonella contamination we’ve had onproduce in the past.” Produce from a neighbor, she said, may not have been washed and stored as safely. Soclean it more carefully yourself. The season’s fresh fruits and vegetables beckon from your grocery shelves, and somenew rinses promise to make your produce cleaner and safer. But none may be betterthan a free liquid you already have. “Pathogenic bacteria are most often outnumbered on fresh fruits and vegetables byother microorganisms,” she said. “The latter, if allowed to reach very high numbers,cause quality loss such as mushiness, off flavors, color changes, slime or mold.” Some produce rinses may contain ingredients such as acetic acid or hydrogen peroxide.These are designed to kill microorganisms that cause foodborne illness, Andress said. Whether you use plain water or invest in a commercial rinse, Andress said, don’t forgetthe keys. “I’m not familiar with every new product. But the ones I’ve seen are mostlysurfactants, or wetting agents,” said Elizabeth Andress, a food safety specialist with theUniversity of Georgia Extension Service.
9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » NAFCU staff and representatives from several NAFCU member credit unions met with CFPB staff at bureau headquarters Tuesday to discuss small-business lending and the potential impact on credit unions of a Dodd-Frank Act data collection requirement regarding women- or minority-owned small businesses.Attendees from Andrews Federal Credit Union, CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union, Democracy Federal Credit Union, Lafayette Federal Credit Union, Money One Federal Credit Union and Washington Gas Light Federal Credit Union were present at Tuesday’s meeting, along with NAFCU Director of Regulatory Affairs Alexander Monterrubio, Senior Regulatory Affairs Counsel Michael Emancipator and Regulatory Affairs Counsel Andrew Morris.The CFPB is currently requesting information on small business lending in preparation for future rulemaking mandated by Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act. The provision requires financial institutions to collect and report information – whether the business is a small business and women- or minority-owned – and give this information to the CFPB using systems similar to those used to collection information for the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act rule.
Mar 24, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Avian influenza has killed a 3-year-old girl in Cambodia and a 29-year-old woman in China, pushing the global toll from the H5N1 virus to 105 deaths out of 186 cases, the World Health Organization announced today.The Cambodian girl was the fifth person in her country to die of the illness and the first since April 2005. She fell ill Mar 14, was hospitalized Mar 21, and died the next day, the WHO said, citing information from the Cambodian government.Samples from the girl tested positive at the Pasteur Institute in Cambodia, the agency said.An Agence France-Presse (AFP) report today said the girl, named Mon Vuthy, came from the village of Phum Prich, about 28 miles west of Phnom Penh, the capital.Chickens in the village began dying in February, and she was known to have played with sick chickens, the WHO said.WHO and Cambodian investigators found seven people in the village who were ill with fever but had no respiratory symptoms, the agency said. All had had contact with sick birds or had been involved in caring for the girl. Though their symptoms were not consistent with H5N1 infection, they are being tested and are under medical observation, the WHO said.At least 42 other people who had contact with the girl or the seven people under observation are also being tested, AFP reported.Most people in the victim’s village keep chickens or ducks, and nearly all said they had eaten poultry that had been sick, according to AFP.In China, the health ministry said a 29-year-old woman who was a migrant worker died of avian flu in a Shanghai hospital Mar 21, according to the WHO. She had been hospitalized since Mar 15.Her case was the first reported in Shanghai, the WHO said. China now has had 16 human H5N1 cases, including 11 deaths.The agency said the woman’s source of infection is under investigation. No poultry outbreaks of H5N1 have been reported in the Shanghai area since February 2004.In related news this week, Finland said yesterday it had ordered 5.2 million doses of an H5N1 vaccine, enough to cover its entire population, according to an AFP report. The Dutch company Solvay Pharmaceuticals will produce the vaccine for 20.8 million euros, or about $25 million.The Finnish National Public Health Institute said the vaccine would be used if the H5N1 virus evolves into a pandemic strain, AFP reported. Clinical studies to determine the vaccine formulation and dosage are to be conducted in coming months.Finnish officials said the vaccine should provide some protection if the H5N1 virus leads to a pandemic. But to provide for better protection, the government has also signed a contract with Solvay for 5.5 million doses of a future vaccine to be developed after the emergence of a pandemic virus, according to AFP.Also this week, the head of the WHO once again urged governments to prepare for a pandemic. “We urge and plead countries to be prepared,” said Dr. Lee Jong-wook, in comments reported Mar 22 by AFP.”About 50 countries have concrete plans,” Lee said. “All others are scrambling to have a plan. . . . We have to take advantage of this window of opportunity.”See also:WHO statement on case in Chinahttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_03_24c/en/index.htmlWHO statement on Cambodian casehttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_03_24/en/index.html
Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionMeet to resolve St. Clare’s pension caseThe now defunct St. Clare’s Hospital was dissolved by New York state, the diocese and Ellis. Trump’s treatment of McCain is gallingIn his recent diatribe attacking John McCain while addressing factory workers in Lima, Ohio, our magnificently untalented and unqualified president Donald Trump has managed to sink to a new nadir in his personal behavior.If memory serves, thank-you notes are sent to those people who have done something to aid or comfort the family of the bereaved. Donald Trump deserves no gratitude from the McCain family because he provided neither aid nor comfort; only derision and scorn. In point of fact, he did everything in his power to demean and dishonor the death of John McCain, an American hero, by briefly lowering the flags over the White House before they were raised again.Only after a fierce backlash by Americans were the flags lowered again. Yet Mr. Trump has the unmitigated gall to wonder why he didn’t get a thank-you note for his role in the funeral. Who would send a thank-you note acknowledging such foolishness? I submit that Mr. Trump only knows one hero — Donald Trump.If I remember correctly, the family of John McCain sent a note to Mr. Trump requesting that he not attend the funeral at all. Perhaps the McCain family and the American people in general should send Mr. Trump a thank you note for that instead.Michael DeckerSchenectady The assets are gone and the three are left finger-pointing over who is responsible for the pensions. All three need to be put in a room until this issue is solved. The lawyers got paid. The state watchdog was not watching. The Catholic Church is ducking its moral obligations. Ellis got the assets. Shame on all of you until this debt is paid. Rick GreenBallston Lake Cuomo benefits from film tax breakOn March 20, The Gazette printed an editorial about the state’s film tax credit being too generous. The editorial did not mention the amount of political donations that our governor received from this industry. Last year, The Gazette published my letter on the opinion page which I wrote about this subject.“Our governor and his failed economic development programs have cost state taxpayers $4.6 billion since 2011 with little or no return. New York state spends $420 million a year on the film industries tax incentives.“This industry does little to support any long-term jobs. They shoot their movies/programs and leave the state with a huge tax break. Our governor received $860,000 in political donations from the film industry in California and another $400,000 from the film industry based in New York City — taxpayer money paid out and political donations in his pocket.”Remember our failed state economic development programs when elections come around.Jay JanczakBallston SpaMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes