Gears and Cheers, the Only Ride Where Wining is Allowed

first_imgOn May 22,  Grove Winery presents GEARS & CHEERS 2010, a fully supported road ride with 25, 40 and 62-mile route options through the rolling countryside of Guilford, Rockingham and Caswell Counties in North Carolina. The ride begins and ends at the winery located north of Elon on the Haw River Wine Trail and features historic Chinqua Penn Plantation on the 40-mi route.Register by tomorrow (Friday, April 30) for the discounted rate, check the website for more info.  And check out the jersey after the break…last_img read more

Accell Group enters exclusive discussions to acquire Raleigh

first_imgAccell Group NV, which owns brands such as recently acquired Van Nicholas, alongside Koga and Lapierre amongst others, has a new announcement today. The company has confirmed that, on the basis of a heads of agreement, it is engaged in exclusive discussions with Raleigh Cycle Limited and its shareholders, which, if successfully concluded, could lead to the acquisition of Raleigh by Accell Group.Raleigh has been active in the bicycle market for 125 years. It operates through production and distribution companies in the UK, US and Canada along with worldwide licensing activities and a sourcing arm in Taiwan. Raleigh’s best known brands are Raleigh, Avenir and Diamondback.Raleigh has approximately 430 employees. It realised sales of over US$260 million and sold approximately 850,000 bicycles in 2011.As the latest release from Accell Group states, the company ‘will make further announcements if and when appropriate.’Accell Group is active internationally in the mid-range and higher segments of the market for bicycles, bicycle parts & accessories and fitness equipment. The group claims market leadership in the European bicycle market.www.accell-group.com Relatedlast_img read more

Sellers Beware: Staging Can Help Sell Your Home!

first_imgIt wasn’t just the tall cheetah print chairs, luminous red and green chandeliers strung from the ceiling, that were distracting. When apartment hunters stepped into the 5-floor studio for sale, they found a white leather upholstered bed with red and orange shimmering pillows, funky artwork and a hanging L.E.D. lamp giving off different shades of colors. Some said it reminded them of a set out of a science fiction movie.“Some would laugh,” said one of the listing brokers for the building. This was the model apartment for a condominium conversion project, and it was not selling itself, much less helping to sell other units in the same building as it was intended to do.“They quickly realized that it hurt more than it helped,” the broker said.I knew it would take more than replacing towels to make buyers feel comfortable in a space where even Lady Gaga might crave beige walls and cream couches.With help from an interior designer, he had the white wood floors stained a darker shade and installed furniture more commonly found in Manhattan apartments, like a rectangular bed. He strategically placed on the kitchen counter martini glasses, a bowl of lemons and a shaker primed for after-work cocktails and left around reading material like the Sotheby’s catalog.“This is the where I would live: said most of the people viewing the model, and a lot of people can identify with this,” said the new management team members as the owner walked through the new model unit.The designer’s efforts had paid off.
 During the real estate boom, eager buyers bought units requiring enormous imagination to picture as homes: They bought un-built condos or empty spaces with blank walls. Today, buyers are much less likely to take risks on apartments, lofts, condos and single-family homes where they cannot figure out how to fit in their sofa bed or sideboard. So, brokers have been redecorating old model units or filling unfurnished apartments by doing it themselves, which can back fire if you don’t have the eye for design (to save cash), or by doing the smart thing, hiring a interior designer.The difference between three years ago and now is that you could have actually shown an empty apartment without much staging, the market was great, but now – we all know what is happening do I need to go any further?For some high-end listings, the brokers will fill cabinets with fine china, not just “dishes in there from Kmart.” He has even had brokers fill closets of for-sale apartments with clothing like “Louis Vuitton, Prada, Chanel, and Paul Smith.”If you’re going to hang anything in the closet, it should be a name brand that the buyer can relate to
. The clothing and accessories do not go to waste, they get moved to the next condo project.But we must remember nothing comes cheap. There is a price to pay to hire a creative designer/team to execute a amazing sexy retro to traditional styles. So hire a designer who has the vision and can turn a blank canvas into a home – ”your home.”last_img read more

Scenes from Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2018

first_img World Bank Provides US$8M to Strengthen Agriculture and Food… You may be interested in… Jun 29, 2020 The theme of the week of activities is ‘Strengthening agriculture for a healthier future in the Region’. The CWA, which officially opened on Wednesday evening a the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, featured a number of workshops around the theme and on specific topics such as the Region’s coconut industry; youth employment and entrepreneurship; climate resilience in the agriculture and fisheries sectors, small ruminants and school-feeding programme. A MarketPlace and Trade Show also opened on Wednesday and concludes on Friday. The 15th edition of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) wraps up today in Bridgetown, Barbados.   PM of Barbados, the Hon Mia Mottley greets officials at the opening ceremony of Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2018 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre in Bridgetown, Barbados on Wednesday 10 October, 2018 PM of Barbados, the Hon Mia Mottley greets officials at the opening ceremony of Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2018 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre in Bridgetown, Barbados on Wednesday 10 October, 2018 PM Mia Mottley greets Executive Director of CARDI, Mr. Barton Clarke at the opening ceremony of Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2018 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre in Bridgetown, Barbados on Wednesday 10 October, 2018 Agriculture networking at the opening of the CWA 2018 in Barbados on Wednesday Focus on agriculture: Barbados PM Mia Mottley, St. Kitts and Nevis PM Dr Timothy Harris, CARICOM SG Amb. Irwin LaRocque and other officials at the opening of Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) 2018 A section of the audience at the opening of CWA 2018 Ministers of Agriculture were among the officials at the opening ceremony of CWA 2018 CARICOM Secretary-General, Amb. Irwin LaRocque in discussion with officials at the opening ceremony of CWA 2018 in Bridgetown, Barbados The CARICOM Secretariat was represented at the CWA 2018 MarketPlace and Trade Show at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre in Barbados The CARICOM Secretariat was represented at the CWA 2018 MarketPlace and Trade Show at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre in Barbados CARICOM Secretary-General, Amb. Irwin LaRocque and Ms. Gloria Whitney of the CARICOM Secretariat at the CARICOM Secretariat’s booth CARICOM SG, Amb. Irwin LaRocque, DG, CARICOM’s Office of Trade Negotiations and Ms. Gloria Whitney of the CARICOM Secretariat at the Secretariat’s booth CARICOM Secretary-General, Amb. Irwin LaRocque interacts with schoolchildren at the CARICOM booth at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture held in Barbados in October A hug from the Secretary-General CARICOM Secretary-General, Amb. Irwin LaRocque interacts with schoolchildren at the CARICOM booth CARICOM Secretary-General, Amb. Irwin LaRocque interacts with schoolchildren at the CARICOM booth CARICOM Secretary-General, Amb. Irwin LaRocque interacts with schoolchildren at the CARICOM booth One of the booths at the MarketPlace and Trade Show One of the booths at the MarketPlace and Trade Show One of the booths at the MarketPlace and Trade Show The Barbados Orchid Society booth The Barbados Orchid Society booth CARICOM SG. Amb. Irwin LaRocque and Ms. Ann-Marie King of the Barbados Agricultural Development Corporation admire the flowers on display at the MarketPlace and Trade Show Beautiful flowers at the CWA 2018 MarketPlace and Trade Show Blended bread! At one of the booths at the MarketPlace and Trade Show CARDI Day 2018 to focus on coconuts  At the CARDI booth Coconuts were a key feature of the CARDI booth at the CWA 2018 MarketPlace and Trade Show Th Food and Agriculture Organisation booth at the CWA 2018 MarketPlace and Trade Show One of the booths at the MarketPlace and Trade Show Products at one of the booths at the MarketPlace and Trade Show One of the booths at the MarketPlace and Trade Show Ms. Ann-Marie King of the Barbados Agricultural Development Corporation and CARICOM SG. Amb. Irwin LaRocque e MarketPlace and Trade Show Ms. Ann-Marie King of the Barbados Agricultural Development Corporation and CARICOM SG. Amb. Irwin LaRocque e MarketPlace and Trade Show CARICOM SG, Amb. Irwin LaRocque visiting one of the booths at the CWA 2018 MarketPlace and Trade Show CARICOM SG, Amb. Irwin LaRocque at the CAHFSA booth at the CWA 2018 MarketPlace and Trade Show CARICOM SG, Amb. Irwin LaRocque in discussion with Barbados Minister of Agriculture, the Hon. Indar Weir CARICOM SG chats with a visitor at the CWA MarketPlace and Trade Show Assistant Secretary-General, TEI, Mr. Joseph Cox addresses the Opening Ceremony of the Special Meeting of the COTED on Agriculture, Friday morning at the Hilton Hotel in Barbados. Others at the Head Table are (from left) Dr. Richard Brown – Director, CARICOM Single Market and Sectoral Programmes; Dr. Ronnie Brathwaithe – Deputy Programme Manager – Agricultural Development; the Hon. Dean Jonas – Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Antigua and Barbuda; and Mr. Nigel Durrant – Agricultural Trade Specialist. The Special Meeting of COTED on Agriculture in session on Friday at the Barbados Hilton Aug 10, 2020 13th Annual Caribbean Plant Health Directors Forum to be… CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022 Oct 9, 2020 Caribbean COVID-19 Food Security and Livelihoods Impact… Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Aug 27, 2020 Preparations move into high gear for Caribbean Week of Agriculture in BarbadosA Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) website was launched earlier this week as preparations moved into high gear for the event which will be held in Bridgetown, Barbados, 8-12 October, 2018. The premier agriculture event on the Region’s calendar will be held under the theme ‘Strengthening agriculture for a healthier…August 16, 2018In “Barbados”Media Advisory – Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2018(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Caribbean Week of Agriculture will be held in Bridgetown, Barbados, 8-12 October, 2018, under the theme ‘Strengthening agriculture for a healthier future in the Region’. The CWA will be formally opened on 10 October, 2018 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Please visit the…September 24, 2018In “Barbados”Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2016 in Cayman IslandsOrganisers are putting the final touches on preparations for the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) to be held in the Cayman Islands later this month. The CWA, the Region’s premier agriculture event, will be held in Grand Cayman, 24-28 October, 2016, under the theme ‘Investing in food and agriculture’. This…October 10, 2016In “CAHFSA”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

On The Job In Los Alamos: Troy Fernandez Addresses Those Who Provide Emotional Support To Others

first_imgOn the job in Los Alamos is Troy Fernandez, LISW, left, speaking about self care during a meeting Tuesday at the Los Alamos County Fire Administration Office. Fernandez shared practical information with members of the Los Alamos County Chaplain Corps and Los Alamos National Laboratory Behavioral Health Response Team on how to monitor personal well being and make self care a priority for those who provide emotional support to others through their work or volunteerism. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

Northern Ireland academy opens

first_imgUK: Translink’s new £1·7m operational training academy opened on February 19 at Adelaide in south Belfast. It was funded by Northern Ireland’s Department for Regional Development and features driver and signalling simulation equipment.A full-task driver simulator is complemented by a signalling simulator supplied by Manchester-based EDM that fully replicates three major signalling panels in Belfast, Portadown and Coleraine. It also includes an instructor station, a track builder tool and training room.In addition, a competency management suite and temporary training facilities were refurbished. Speaking at the official opening ceremony, Translink CEO Catherine Mason said that the completion of the facility ‘marks the latest stage in our overall strategy to improve training and simulation continuously within our rail operations division.’More than 400 Translink employees will benefit from the new facility, including 124 drivers, 106 conductors and 44 signalling staff. At the new centre, typically, basic training takes 16 weeks for drivers and 12 weeks for signallers. Competency management for drivers takes two days, and six days for signallers. Safety briefings take three days for drivers and two days for signallers. These figures do not include practical training for each position and practical assessments carried out on the job.Iarnród Éireann has expanded the training centre at its main works at Inchicore in Dublin. Equipped with 18 classrooms, the centre undertakes all operational training for traction, signalling and general operations, as well as non-engineering courses for staff across the whole of IÉ.last_img read more

Beecham House episode 1 video preview: Henrietta Beecham arrives at the house

first_imgWe’re just hours away from the premiere of Beecham House and we’ve got a little treat for you.If you want to avoid spoilers for Beecham House, stop reading this article now.A preview video has been released from the first episode but do be warned, if you want to know nothing about the show you should probably not press play. If you’d like to get a flavour of what’s to come though, take a look below:In the clip Henrietta Beecham (Lesley Nicol) has been reunited with her son John Beecham (Tom Bateman) and has just arrived at Beecham House.She is accompanied by Samuel Parker (Marc Warren) an old friend of John’s, and family friend Violet Woodhouse, (Bessie Carter) who she plans to pair up with John.However English governess Margaret Osborne (Dakota Blue Richards) who lives near Beecham House has already caught John’s eye…Preview Beecham House episode 1 by taking a look at our image gallery.Beecham House is on ITV, Sunday and Monday at 9pm.last_img read more

Florida Schools Remain Closed For The Remainder of the School Year

first_imgFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that all of the state’s K-12 schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year.The governor made the announcement during a press conference on April 18.“We spoke with a lot of folks throughout the state. There were some differing opinions. Some parents were not interested in their kids going back. Some mothers [said] it’s been tough around the house, they would have liked to have seen them go back,” he said, “but I think, as we looked at the clock to see how well it would look like, we’ve got pretty good momentum for distance learning.”Following spring break, some 162,000 students in Broward County were able to successfully log on to the learning platform Canvas, to resume classes.“It’s not the ideal situation, but given where we are in the school year, we felt that was the best decision to go forward,” said DeSantis.Broward Public County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie showed support for the announcement, saying that “I think it was a very good decision”.Runcie said he understands it could be a hard time for some parents, but he is confident they will get through it.“I just want parents to know that look we’re there to support you,” he said. “We will work together, we will get through this. We have to, because our children depend on us.”last_img read more

Taniguchi in lead

first_imgThe 36-year-old quickly recovered with a pair of 24-foot birdie putts on the 11th and 12th and added two more birdies to lead Hisayuki Sasaki by one-shot on 11-under 202. Mogi tied at top HAMAMATSU, Shizuoka Pref. (Kyodo) Hiromi Mogi moved into a share of the second-round lead after equaling the day’s low of 5-under-par 67 at the Resort Trust Ladies on Saturday.Mogi joined overnight leader Yuka Sakaguchi at the top of the leaderboard on 6-under total of 138. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES SHIBATA, Miyagi Pref. – Toru Taniguchi ran in a nine-foot birdie putt on his final hole to take a one-stroke lead after a 6-under-par 65 in the third round of the JCB Classic Sendai on Saturday.The 2002 money-rankings winner enjoyed a solid day on the putting greens as he picked up shots on the seventh and eighth holes at the par-71 Omotezao Kokusai Golf Club, before getting into trouble in a bunker on the ninth for his only bogey of the day.center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

High school girls basketball: Parkway, Haughton notch 1-5A wins; Bossier, Plain Dealing post non-district…

first_imgThe Parkway Lady Panthers and Haughton Lady Bucs won District 1-5A games Saturday. At Bossier, Sanaa Brown poured in 21 points to lead the Lady Kats.  Mikaylah Williams led the Lady Panthers with 20 points. Jada Hardy added nine. At Haughton, Taralyn Sweeney poured in 33 points to lead the Lady Bucs past Airline. Williams scored 12 in the second half, including five in the fourth. She and Hardy hit 3-pointers in the third quarter. Airline had trouble getting going offensively in the first half, scoring just 12 points. With Kori Rice and Kayla Hampton scoring six each, the Lady Vikings tallied 16 in the third quarter to stay within striking distance. Plain Dealing (8-10) has won three in a row.Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Shreve’s Jordan McLemore led all scorers with 26. Addison Martin added 21. Defending district and 5A state champion Shreve (12-5, 4-0) leads the district. Benton (15-4, 3-1) is second followed by Natchitoches Central (8-7, 2-1), Parkway (16-4, 2-2), Southwood (12-4, 2-2), Byrd (13-6, 1-2), Haughton (10-7, 1-3) and Airline (12-10, 0-4). Kennedee Shelton and Raven Johnson led the Lady Cowboys with 14 points each. In non-district games, Bossier topped Wossman 59-31 at Bossier and Plain Dealing defeated Lakeview 53-51 at Lakeview. Sweeney scored 18 in the first three quarters to help Haughton take a 35-28 lead. Zakiyah Williams added 12 and Laterrica Stewart 11.  In a battle for sole possession of the district lead, Benton fell to Captain Shreve 70-61 at Shreve.  Shreve took a 51-47 lead into the fourth. Benton rallied from much bigger deficits to win its last two games against Red River and Parkway, but the Lady Gators extended the lead. Hampton paced Airline with 14 points. Rice chipped in with eight and Toria Brocks had seven. Free throws were a key factor in the game. Parkway edged Southwood 43-42 at Southwood and Haughton downed Airline 54-38 at Haughton. Qua Chambers and Jada Anderson led Benton with 18 and 17 points, respectively. Alisa Harris added 14 and Makaila Antwine eight. But Airline had no answer for Sweeney in the fourth and Haughton pulled away. At Southwood, Parkway bounced back from a tough overtime loss against Benton on Tuesday. At Lakeview, Dana Wainwright led Plain Dealing with 24 points. The Lady Gators were 20 of 22 from the line, including 8 of 8 in the fourth quarter. McLemore was almost perfect, sinking 11 of 12. The Lady Tigers made just 4 of 17. At Shreve, Benton got off to a good start and led 21-13 after the first quarter. But the Lady Tigers cooled off in the second and the Lady Gators got within one at the half. Jazmin Ford added 14 and Kelcee Marshall eight. Zahria Shyne added eight points for the Lady Bucs. In the fourth, she was 8 of 11 from the free throw line and also hit a 3-pointer en route to 15 points. Brown scored 15 in the first half as Bossier (9-9) rolled to a 36-11 lead. A strong defensive effort helped Parkway build a 17-12 first-half lead. The Lady Panthers took a four-point advantage into the fourth quarter.last_img read more