Soccer star Daniel Sturridge pleads for return of missing pup

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailChris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Daniel Sturridge, who made 18 appearances last season with Liverpool F.C. in England’s top soccer league, is pleading for the return of his beloved Lucci, who apparently was stolen from his home in The Hollywood Hills.“I’m not even trying to find out who did it. It doesn’t matter to me. I just want the dog back,” Sturridge said in an interview with ABC News’ Good Morning America. “I know there’s a lot of dog lovers out there … dogs are considered family members.”Sturridge said that when he walked into his home he was surprised not to be greeted by the pup, and then he noticed broken glass while walking around his kitchen.“Walked into the house, didn’t see the dog greeting us at the door,” he told GMA, “and everyone was like, ‘Yo where’s Lucci?’”Sturridge and his girlfriend checked upstairs and noticed that some of her bags and purses were missing.“You know,” he added, “if you break into a house, why would you take the dog?”Sturridge, a forward, has 76 goals and 21 assists in 218 career appearances in the English Premier League.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. July 10, 2019 /Sports News – National Soccer star Daniel Sturridge pleads for return of missing pupcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

Boomin says ‘thousands’ of estate agents now signed up

first_imgHome » News » Boomin says ‘thousands’ of estate agents now signed up previous nextProptechBoomin says ‘thousands’ of estate agents now signed upSoon-to-launch property portal makes claim as latest tranche of national and local joiners are revealed including Carter Jonas.Nigel Lewis25th November 20201 Comment782 Views Boomin says it has signed up ‘thousands’ of estate agencies across the UK and although it doesn’t give a precise figure, the new portal say it now has 40% of the UK’s top 100 firms as founder agents.To date  Boomin  has only drip-fed new estate agencies a dozen or so at a time.This includes today. Fifteen new agents have gone public about their membership of Boomin, taking the total number of agents prepared to go public about the platform to 71.The latest list (see below) has two high-profile London agents on it. These are Martyn Gerrard and Kristjan Byfield’s Base Property Specialists and national chain Carter Jonas.“For any modern and forward-thinking estate agency, signing up to Boomin should be a no brainer,” says Simon Gerrard, Managing Director of Martyn Gerrard Estate Agents.“The platform set to launch is one that will put control firmly back in the hands of estate agents while also delivering exactly what customers need. Martyn Gerrard are delighted to be working with them.“Having seen the Boomin platform I believe it to be innovative and superior to anything else presently on the market, and with such a stellar team behind it I have no doubt that it has the capability and resources to become the first real challenger to the status quo.”Michael Bruce, co-founder of Boomin, says: “For those who have seen the platform, the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive.“Agents of all sizes are embracing positive change and the latest technology to deliver a superior service for their customers and provide greater earnings potential for their teams.”Latest list of joinersCarter JonasNationwideMartyn GerrardNorth & North West LondonUrban & RuralBedfordshire & BuckinghamshireBond Oxborough PhillipsDevon and CornwallHall & ScottDevonPerry BishopGloucestershire, Oxfordshire and WiltshireSteven SmithSomersetBase Property SpecialistsLondonCoopersWest LondonAtkinson McCleodLondonAnthony PepeNorth LondonRichard KendallYorkshireBrockenhurstHampshire and WiltshireStephenson BrowneSouth Cheshire and StaffordshireScott Sheen and PartnersEssex Boomin agents Boomin simon gerrard Martyn Gerrard Michael Bruce Carter Jonas November 25, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentJames Gibbs, Gibbs Gillespie Gibbs Gillespie 25th November 2020 at 10:03 amFools, have they all forgotten “COMMISERY”? Pinky and Perky will never get a penny from my company.Log in to ReplyWhat’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 2021last_img read more

USS Germantown Undergoes INSURV

first_img Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Germantown Undergoes INSURV The amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) completed a material inspection by the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) at Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo, Aug. 28. View post tag: americas View post tag: INSURV View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: News by topiccenter_img The extensive three-day assessment of the entire ship was evaluated by 98 subject-matter experts assigned to INSURV, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7, Commander Amphibious Squadron (COMPHIBRON) 11, and the Inspection and Readiness Assist Team (IRAT).“When it comes to the material condition of the ship and the potential for ships to go into harm’s way, we want to ensure that the ship runs properly, and it is very important that all of the systems work,” said Lt. Refus Combs, assigned to INSURV. “As mandated by congress, we try to come out and do as thorough of a job as we possibly can in the time allotted.”Some of the major INSURV inspection tests Germantown performed included the testing of the aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) sprinkler systems, anchoring equipment, a long range air search radar performance demonstration, engine inspections, and weapon system performance and capabilities.Each department successfully completed their checks.Germantown is scheduled to depart Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo for a scheduled patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.[mappress]Press Release, September 01, 2014; Image: US Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: Undergoes September 1, 2014 View post tag: USS Germantown USS Germantown Undergoes INSURVlast_img read more

Sen. Braun: Coronavirus lockdowns too strict from the beginning

first_img Google+ Pinterest By Network Indiana – May 21, 2020 0 318 Twitter Twitter (Photo supplied/Indiana Senate Republcians) (WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Indiana Senator Mike Braun says coronavirus lockdowns were too strict from the beginning, but he says his home state is an exception.Braun (R) criticizes what he calls one-size-fits-all stay-home orders, and argues the distinction between essential and nonessential businesses didn’t make sense. Indiana did both those things for six weeks before allowing nonessential businesses to reopen May 4 in all but three counties. Some businesses, including gyms, movie theaters and bars, remain closed. But Braun says Indiana responded the right way. He says Indiana might have been able to loosen restrictions a week or two sooner than it did, but he says many other states have been “too straitjacketed” and could pay an economic price as a result. He says Governor Holcomb has been attentive to limiting “economic carnage” from the pandemic.But Braun singles out two of Indiana’s neighbors, Kentucky and Michigan, for what he says are overly strict limits. He takes particular aim at Michigan, a political swing state, for what he calls a “flawed approach” of keeping tight restrictions in place statewide. Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer plans a first step out of lockdown on Friday, allowing businesses to open at half-capacity in the Upper Peninsula and 17 northern counties.Michigan has the fourth-most coronavirus deaths of any state, nearly half of them in the Detroit area.Braun says instead of ordering shops considered nonessential to close, governors could have let any business stay open as long as they could enforce social-distancing limits, take hygiene precautions, and protect senior citizens and other customers in high-risk groups.Braun acknowledges President Trump’s handling of the pandemic has been “reviled by half the country”– Trump for weeks equated the virus to the flu, insisting it was contained and would evaporate quickly. But Braun argues it’s the Centers for Disease Control which squandered six weeks by insisting on developing its own virus test, which turned out not to work. He says the C-D-C exemplifies the “stodgy and slow” bureaucratic response the U-S needs to break out of.In spite of that, Braun says the administration has “met the challenge” posed by the pandemic, addressing feared shortages of masks, ventilators and intensive care beds. WhatsApp Sen. Braun: Coronavirus lockdowns too strict from the beginning Google+ Facebook CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleJC Penney to reopen at University Park mallNext articleStudy shows men doing more housework, childcare during pandemic Network Indianalast_img read more

Man injured in Thursday morning shooting in Elkhart

first_img Google+ Facebook By Tommie Lee – February 11, 2021 0 284 WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Pinterest Man injured in Thursday morning shooting in Elkhart Google+ Pinterest (Photo supplied/ABC 57) A man was injured in a shooting early Thursday morning in Elkhart County.Deputies say it happened shortly after 3:30 a.m. in the 57000 block of Woodrow Street. Witnesses told Sheriff’s Deputies that a silver car left the scene, and Elkhart Police spotted a silver car speeding on Nappanee Street a short time later. They followed the car to a residence on Spruce Lane, and were able to convince 48-year-old Marcus Love to leave the home a short time later.He was taken into custody on outstanding warrants including drug possession and resisting. Any possible involvement he had in the shooting is not yet known. IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Previous articleMishawaka School Board announces plan to bring back 7th-12th grade studentsNext articleSouth Bend looks to save two failing schools before the state takes them over Tommie Leelast_img read more

Dawn Foods unveils ‘Summer Smiles’ campaign

first_imgDawn Foods is to promote “family sharing occasions, memorable experiences and celebrations” with its latest marketing push.Running from May to August, ‘Summer Smiles’ will incorporate summer-themed recipes, wholesaler promotions on Dawn products, and giveaways. Many of these will be available exclusively to the firm’s ‘Bakes for All Seasons’ newsletter subscribers – including the recipe for a three-tiered giant doughnut cake.Recipes will also be released on Dawn Food’s website every month, starting with ones for rainbow doughnuts and mocktail piña colada cupcakes.Additionally, several Dawn products will be promoted over the course of the campaign – from cake bases to fondants – with an emphasis on doughnuts. The firm will also be launching two new products in its frozen doughnuts range.“We know from several years of running successful campaigns that bakers and caterers are after recipes and insights that help them offer their customers new and exciting products and, in turn, build their business,” said Jacqui Passmore, marketing manager at Dawn FoodsThe push follows on from the firm’s ‘Love is in the Air’ campaign, which started in January, and incorporated content covering Valentine’s Day, Easter and Mother’s Day.It “proved to be really successful with bakers”, according to Passmore.last_img read more

Doughnut-bagel hybrid is launched by Deliveroo

first_imgDoughnut Time has partnered with Deliveroo for Business to create a doughnut-bagel hybrid it has dubbed as a “festive hangover aide”.The ‘doughgel’ is made with vanilla and maple dough, filled with coffee-marinated bacon and topped with pecans – ingredients the companies said had been chosen to provide a boost in form of caffeine and protein for those suffering with a “dreaded desk hangover”.They’re available exclusively on Deliveroo during the festive party season and will also be handed out at train stations across the UK.“Party season is upon us and the office Christmas party recovery is a time-honoured tradition as reliable as the changing of the clocks. To fuel the nation’s workers during the worst part of their hangover, we’ve developed the ultimate treat to aide recovery,” said Joe Groves at Deliveroo.“If the Doughgel turns out to be as popular as we expect it to be, it won’t be long until we see it on the shelves of every bakery around the country.”Doughnut Time is known for its unusual creations having unveiled a trio of Mega Doughnuts earlier this year and even a cricket-topped creation in 2017 to mark the return of ITV’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.last_img read more

Real Bread Week to focus on the good baking can do

first_imgNext year’s Real Bread Week is to look at enterprises and projects that help people benefit from the therapeutic, social and employment opportunities of baking.The Real Bread Campaign, which organises the annual celebration of additive-free loaves and those who produce them, said it wanted to put the spotlight on businesses and initiatives that aided people who had experienced a tougher time than most.Among organisations set to be featured during next year’s Real Bread Week, which takes place from 22 February to 1 March, are:Bad Boys Bakery and Freedom Bakery, London and Glasgow: Employment and life skills training for inside and beyond the prison gateBetter Health Bakery, London: Training placements for adults distanced from employment by mental ill-healthThe Bread & Butter Project, Marrickville, Australia: Helping people seeking refuge and asylum to shape their livesThe Good Loaf, Northampton: Employment opportunities to help vulnerable local women break the cycle of poverty, unemployment and offendingHot Bread Kitchen, New York, US: Creating economic opportunity for women through careers in foodKnead Good Bread, East Midlands: Baking in ways that can contribute to a mindful and coping approach to lifeThe Lantern Community, Ringwood: Work and learning opportunities for people with different abilitiesLuminary Bakery, London: Empowering women at social and economic disadvantage to build a future for themselvesPlanet Leicester Bakers, Leicestershire: A range of community-focused projects, around mental wellbeing, growing old gracefullyStoneham Bakehouse, Hove: Projects include BreadShed, helping older people to tackle isolation through getting together to chat and bake breadYangon Bakehouse, Yangon, Myanmar: Empowering women with work and life skills.“There are many more small, local, independent enterprises and initiatives in the UK and beyond that help people benefit from Real Bread making. Generally, however, they operate in isolation and not always with adequate recognition or support,” said the Real Bread Campaign.The Campaign has launched the Together We Rise works scheme to gather examples of good practice and the success such enterprises have. It then plans to create guidance and training to help more charities, not-for-profit groups, social enterprises and other organisations include bread-making in their work.As in previous years, Real Bread Week 2020 will also encourage people to buy additive-free bread from local, independent bakeries, and to bake their own bread.Each year, bakeries, baking schools, mills, schools, care homes, youth and other community groups around the world organise Real Bread events and activities, including classes and open days.last_img read more

Orange Bulldog

first_imgHeading to a local pumpkin patch to pick the season’s best is a time-honored fall family activity. Thanks to University of Georgia researchers, a better, Georgia-specific pumpkin is available for carving or baking. “Most of the pumpkins traditionally grown commercially in Georgia are Cucurbita pepo types,” said George Boyhan, a horticulturist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “They’re in the same species as summer squash. And they’re highly susceptible to viruses and other foliar diseases.” Even with an aggressive program to control tiny insect pests called aphids, aphid-transmitted viruses can quickly devastate the crop, he said, at times resulting in complete loss.But Orange Bulldog is not so weak on the vine. The improved variety — developed from germplasm collected in the jungles of South America – has greater levels of resistance to viruses than conventional pumpkins. When Boyhan and retired CAES horticulturists Gerard Krewer and Darbie Granberry began working with the jungle seed, they discovered long, flat pumpkins, or ones not easily carved into jack-o’-lanterns. The team worked to develop a more disease-resistant variety with a good jack-o’-lantern shape that’s adapted to Georgia’s climate. Orange Bulldog debuted in 2004. It consistently yields 13,000 pounds to 20,000 pound per acre in northern and southern Georgia. Boyhan is now working to develop a variety with more uniformity in shape and color but with the same disease resistance as Orange Bulldog. “The goal of the variety was to produce a pumpkin with higher levels of disease resistance,” he said. “So, it lends itself to organic farming where herbicides and fungicides are limited to a few organic compounds. We are looking at small growers and farmers markets and organic fruit seems to fit there.”Organic seeds for Orange Bulldog will be available for next year’s crop. The pumpkin variety has a considerable amount of variability, something shoppers at roadside stands and pick-your-own farms find appealing. “People really like the variation of the pumpkin, they can use it for variety in decorating,” said Raymond Joyce, the UGA Cooperative Extension coordinator in Laurens County. T&T Farms, a pick-your-own farm in Dudley, added an agritourism activity for school groups as well as an additional fall crop when they planted three-acres of Orange Bulldog this year. Joyce said he was surprised to see how well the pumpkin did in the field. It was grown without irrigation and had to be sprayed only once with a fungicide and then once with a herbicide. “We had planted pumpkins in the past, but they always grew out too soon and never did too good,” said Nancy Tomlinson, owner of T&T Farms. “The neat thing about these pumpkins is they are all different. Some are long. Others are squatty. The color varies from light-yellow to bronze or deep orange. And some have green mingled in. It is neat to watch the variation in size, shape and color all come off the same vine.” Having a successful pumpkin crop meant more business to the family farm this season. So did adding a corn maze and hayrides. Apart from looking good, Orange Bulldog tastes good, too. In its immature state, it is bright yellow and can be prepared and eaten like summer squash. It’s particularly good sautéed with Vidalia onions, Boyhan said. The meat of a mature pumpkin can be cubed and cooked to make pumpkin pie filling. “I’ve used it in cakes, pies and candy and cooked it like squash. You name it, we’ve tried it,” Tomlinson said. To find pick-your-own pumpkin and other fruit or vegetable patches in your area, visit the Georgia Market Maker Web site at ga.marketmaker.uiuc.edu.last_img read more

GMP nearly completes power restoration from Hurricane Irene

first_imgGreen Mountain Power Corp,Green Mountain Power has restored power to all of its customers affected by Hurricane Irene, with the exception of customers whose homes or businesses were flooded and required inspection by state officials before power could be restored safely. Of the 338 customers currently without power, we have received inspection certificates for 20 of them and are working now to restore power to those customers tonight. We will continue to restore power to customers as their inspections are completed in the coming days. More than 40,000 outages were reported during the storm. If any customer does not have power and does not need electrical inspection due to flooding, they should call Green Mountain Power at 1-888-835-4672. (1-888-TEL-GMPC). “Hurricane Irene caused so much devastation across Vermont, and I’m glad that we could help ease some of the pain by restoring power very quickly to our customers,” said Mary Powell, GMP president and chief executive officer. “Our extensive planning and preparation really paved the way for us to respond quickly and effectively for our customers.”GMP essentially doubled its workforce by bringing in additional line workers and tree trimmers and spreading them around the state where they were needed. GMP also pre-staged most of its office staff to locations around the state to handle the logistics of managing to feed, house and supply the army of responders.Green Mountain Power restored power throughout the storm, working day and night. At no point were more than 12,000 customers without power at the same time, but a total of 40,000 customer outages were recorded.GMP officials expect that of the customers without power that do not need electrical inspections, all will be restored this evening, with the possible exception of an off-road location in Moretown that needs specialized equipment that is currently en route.As restoration efforts wind down, Green Mountain Power has sent many of the additional line workers and tree trimmers to Central Vermont Public Service and other utilities across New England still experiencing large numbers of customer outages.GMP will restore power to the flooded customers in Wilmington and Waterbury as they complete the required safety inspections. It is expected that those restorations will continue throughout the week.About Green Mountain PowerGreen Mountain Power generates, transmits, distributes and sells electricity in Vermont and is a leader in wind and solar generation. It serves more than 96,000 customers. www.greenmountainpower.com(link is external). COLCHESTER, VT–(Marketwire – August 30, 2011) –last_img read more