Pizza Express serves up shares

first_imgPizza Express serves up sharesOn 7 May 2002 in Personnel Today Pizza Express is launching an employee share scheme to encourage loyalty andpromote the development of a career path within the firm. The scheme will allow staff to contribute part of their pre-tax salary tocompany shares, which Pizza Express will match over a period of three or fiveyears. Nick Taylor, HR director at the restaurant chain, said the scheme wouldstrengthen its benefits package that already includes sabbaticals, flexibleworking, paternity leave and additional maternity leave. “It will mean asignificant financial hit for the company because we’ve got to buy up all theshares. But it’s a good incentive for staff and fulfils our criteria because itencourages them to stay with us,” he said. Pizza Express, which aims to open 40 new outlets this year, is offering thescheme to all 7,000 staff around the country. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Donnie Tillman Takes Leave of Absence From Utah Men’s Basketball Program

first_img Tags: Donnie Tillman/Larry Krystkowiak/Pac-12 Sixth Man of the Year/Utah Men’s Basketball Written by Brad James June 7, 2019 /Sports News – Local Donnie Tillman Takes Leave of Absence From Utah Men’s Basketball Program FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Per news released Friday morning by the University of Utah men’s basketball program, junior forward Donnie Tillman is taking a leave of absence from the program. He will not play for the Utes during the 2019-20 season.Tillman has played in 58 games for the Utes in his freshman and sophomore seasons and averaged career highs in points (10.3) and rebounds (5.3) in 2018-19.This made him the Pac-12’s Sixth Man of the Year.Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak stated he wishes Tillman the best as he will be near his mother in Detroit as she battles her health issues.last_img read more

Is this why portal juggling happens? First hours of online listing are most crucial, says report

first_imgHome » News » Marketing » Is this why portal juggling happens? First hours of online listing are most crucial, says report previous nextMarketingIs this why portal juggling happens? First hours of online listing are most crucial, says reportResearch by Zoopla reveals how crucial first hour and days of a property’s online appearance are for lead generation.Nigel Lewis12th April 201901,930 Views  Analysis of online lead generation has revealed in stark detail the reason why so many agents are tempted to break the rules and ‘portal juggle’ in order to keep their properties high up the results pages.The Zoopla research found that the first hour of a listing generates the most leads and is therefore the most crucial before other properties push it down the results list.Portal juggling first came to light two years ago when leading City analyst Jefferies published a report that named many leading online and traditional agents as regular  jugglers.Zoopla’s research shows that for sales listings 11% of all leads arrive within the first day while it’s 12% for rental properties.When the portal examined the first week of a listing, it found that for sales properties 34% of that week’s leads came during the first day, 17% during day two and 14% on day three.A similar pattern of fast-tapering leads generation exists for rental properties, Zoopla says, and that 41% of all leads are generated within the first week for this category of property.“Our analysis proves that listings generate a significantly higher number of leads immediately after launching to market so there is very little time to ‘test’ a marketing approach, try out a higher price or wait for better images,” says Zoopla’s Managing Director Charlie Bryant (left).“From the very first second, agents must ensure that they are marketing the best information to the widest possible audience in order to generate quality leads. In the current market, sellers and landlords cannot afford to miss the boat.” ‘portal juggling’ property marketing Charlie Bryant Zoopla April 12, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’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

Oxford student founds Coronavirus help group

first_imgThe initiative has seen huge popularity, with 400+ volunteers committed in just 24 hours. In Oxford, they hope to partner with local groups including charities and food banks, as well as with colleges. Signups for both volunteers, and those needing the services, are open via their website, and a GoFundMe has also been set up.  Speaking to Cherwell, Filz von Reiterdank emphasised the need for volunteers to follow “the necessary hygiene precautions”. They are providing “hygiene guidelines for specific tasks. For example, for grocery shopping, we’d have a video and textual explanation of the safest way to carry it out”.  Their rules, which volunteers are asked to sign before involvement include: always carrying out tasks with a partner; set hygiene guidelines, such as carrying hand sanitiser and cleaning any items touched (e.g. dog leashes) and taking on tasks solely through representatives for safeguarding purposes.  Website They have reached out to health officials to ensure their rules to volunteers are consistent with current medical advice, and within the UK are working closely with two NHS directors.  Facebook group Frederik Filz von Reiterdank has co-founded Students Against Corona, a student led initiative with the aim of helping vulnerable members of local communities, such as those in isolation, or in high-risk groups.  The initiative is the central point of guidance and contact, and aids individuals in starting their own groups in their local areas; Facebook groups for Oxford, Loughborough and Amsterdam – among numerous others – are already in existence.  An Oxford University student has set up a global initiative to provide food and supplies to those that are self-isolating due to Covid-19.  Filz von Reiterdank stressed that many of the issues with current community led initiatives is the reliance on “individuals helping individuals” – he hopes Students Against Corona can eliminate the potential issues that “could harm people”. He wants to harness the community spirit, but provide the necessary infrastructure and advice for this volunteering effort to be carried out safely.  Oxford specific grouplast_img read more

Pembroke tutor imprisoned for indecent images

first_imgThe paper, entitled “No Plaything: Ethical issues concerningchild pornography”, discussed “the possibility of a morally acceptable form ofchild pornography”, though ultimately concluded that it was morally wrong. Regardlessof his warning, prosecutors said that King continued to download images in “arepeated pattern of behaviour”. The University of Oxford has been contacted for comment. Formerly a tutor at Pembroke, the college suspended King when informed that he was to appear in court last month. A statement released by the College said: “Pembroke was made aware of the police investigation and charges against Peter King, who provided some Philosophy teaching here, only the day before his court appearance in February. He was immediately suspended from his employment”. Philosophy professor Peter King has been jailed forpossessing almost 3,000 indecent images. He was sentenced to seven months incustody and given a sexual harm prevention order. King was previously cautioned by police in 2007 after accessingillegal material, which he claimed he had used to research an article on theethics of child pornography. In his case at Oxford Crown Court, King pleaded guilty to three counts of producing indecent images of children and one count of possessing a prohibited image of a child. James Mulholland, King’s representative, said the defendant had an “addiction or compulsion” to “repeatedly but intermittently” accessing indecent images of children. King compared himself to “someone who starts a sticker collection and wants the whole set”. TW: child pornography, sexual abuse Having studied at Brasenose, King taught at Christ Churchand Somerville before joining Pembroke, though the University said he was notcentrally employed and had no faculty duties. King’s search history and hard drive showed he had regularlyaccessed illegal websites and had searched for terms such as “schoolgirl”. Hewas arrested in 2018 for visiting a Russian file-sharing website. A Pembroke spokesperson said: “The college moved swiftly toput in place welfare and counselling arrangements for students and staff, and alternativeteaching arrangements and academic support for all affected students.” Image Credit to David Smith / Wikimedia Commons. License: Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.last_img read more

Jose Could Get Too Close For Comfort Next Week

first_imgJose has been spinning out in the Atlantic for over 10 days caught between systems. As we move into the weekend, the upper air pattern will finally decide Jose’s final path. Computer models have been showing that Jose would be far enough the coast to avoid any significant impacts to our coast. However, latest computer runs have been indicating that Jose could get close enough to get more than just rough surf and rip currents.The reason for the uncertainty is a large high pressure in the Atlantic could force Jose further west (closer to the coast) ahead of a trough moving east across the Eastern U.S. The strength of the high pressure and the trough along the East Coast will determine where Jose is funneled north. Dangerous surf (6-10 feet, possibly higher) and strong rip currents are expected through early next week but the threat of some rain and tropical storm force wind gusts are possible Monday night into Tuesday.Just one of the many computer models solutions. This one shows rain reaching the coast as Jose stays offshore. (Courtesy:tropicaltidbits.com)Another threat increasing is coastal flooding. With the new moon next Wednesday, astronomical high tides are already expected. If Jose track closer to coast minor to moderate flooding could occur especially Monday night and Tuesday high tides.Tide forecast shows tides exceeding flood stage early next week.While the threat of Tropical Storm conditions are still low along the NJ coast, a bigger threat exists out towards coastal New England. Jose is forecast to be a minimal hurricane when it passes potentially 150-250 miles off the coast by the NJ coast early next week.NHC probabilities show a 20% chance of tropical storm conditions from Jose along the NJ Coast.Keep in mind, we are still too far away to determine the exact track of Jose. Things will become more in focus as we move into the weekend. Stay Tuned.last_img read more

Iain Munro joins Hobart as director

first_imgHobart Cooking Solutions has appointed former Catering Equipment Distribution Association (CEDA) chairman Iain Munro as director.Munro is due to take up the role at Hobart next month, after resigning his position as MD of distributor ScoMac Catering Equipment.He will head up the Hobart Cooking Solutions division “and be responsible for developing the success of the company’s leading portfolio of brands including Bonnet, Hobart and ELRO, as well as strengthening its already clear commitment to the distribution channels,” the company said in a statement.Munro said of the move: “I have been presented with an exciting new career opportunity and feel I will be joining a business at a good stage in the development of its distributor network, to which I believe I can bring my experience to grow and develop this even further.”Iain has “unrivalled experience in the distribution arena”, according to Hobart, having worked for ScoMac Catering Equipment, formerly Scobie & McIntosh Catering Equipment, since 1998. Florian Wagner, Hobart’s Head of Food Equipment – Europe, added: “We are very pleased Iain accepted our offer to join Hobart Cooking Solutions. Iain’s previous experience working with Falcon and Rational in the development of key accounts will help strengthen the Hobart Cooking Solutions strategy.”Munro takes over from Simon Merrick, who left the business in April to work in the coffee machine sector.last_img read more

Avett Brothers, Nahko & Medicine For The People Perform At Red Rocks [Gallery]

first_imgJust last weekend, two extraordinarily soulful performances took Red Rocks Amphitheatre by storm, as Nahko & Medicine For The People opened up in support of The Avett Brothers at the famed Morrison, CO stage. The Avett Brothers are out on the road in support of their recently released 2016 album, True Sadness, and gave fans a hearty helping of the new release. Of course, the set mixed in new songs with old classics, spanning the Avett Brothers’ career with a passion. They also worked a handful of covers into their set, including a version of “Mama Tried” by Merle Haggard in the encore.Thanks to photographer Conrad Meyer, we can share some crisp images from this exciting performance. Check out some snapshots and a full setlist, all posted below. Check out the setlist and a full gallery, posted below:Edit this setlist | More The Avett Brothers setlists Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Tedeschi Trucks Band Cover The Allmans, The Stones, Clapton, And More In Raleigh [Full Audio]

first_imgLast night, Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s 2017 “Wheels of Soul” tour kept on rolling into Raleigh, NC’s Red Hat Amphitheater. After opening performances by The Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna, the Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi-led 12-piece live juggernaut that is TTB took the stage and delivered a memorable performance.Tedeschi Trucks Welcomes Wood Bros, Hot Tuna For Classic Covers In Rochester [Full Audio]After beginning with “Laugh About It” and “Don’t Know What It Means,” the band moved into Derek & The Dominos‘ “Anyday,” Trucks leading the way with a barrage of fiery licks in a sonic homage to Clapton. “Made Up Mind” came next, before a moving cover of the Allman Brothers Band‘s “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More.”Following the Allmans tribute, Tedeschi invited the Wood Brothers onstage for a pair of covers: Donnie McCormick‘s “Have You No Shame” and the Rolling Stones‘ “Sweet Virginia,” a tune that’s become a go-to vehicle for collaboration between TTB and the Woods over the course of the tour. From there, rousing renditions of fan-favorite original “Bound For Glory,” B.B. King‘s “How Blue Can You Get,” and “I Want More” closed out a well-received set before a double encore of Bobby “Blue” Bland‘s “Don’t Cry No More” and “Get What You Deserve” sent the crowd home singing.You can listen to full audio of Tedeschi Trucks Band’s 7/14/17 performance in Raleigh below, courtesy of taper Robbie Dunn on archive.org:SETLIST: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Red Hat Amphitheater | Raleigh, NC | 7/14/17:Set: Laugh About It, Don’t Know What It Means, Anyday (Derek & The Dominos), Made Up Mind, Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More (Allman Brothers), Have You No Shame (Donnie McCormick), Sweet Virginia (Rolling Stones), Bound For Glory, How Blue Can You Get (B.B. King), I Want MoreEncore: Don’t Cry No More (Bobby “Blue” Bland), Get What You Deserve[Cover photo by Mark Lowenstein via TTB Facebook]last_img read more

The Southern Belles Add Layers Of Originality To Their Sound On ‘In The Middle Of The Night’

first_imgThe first track—”Everywhere I”—kicks in with a dizzying speed, swirling at a breakneck pace that makes the tunes brief pause feel like a welcome release. When Tommy Booker‘s space funk organ first jumps in, the band’s sonic diversity makes the time change seem natural and appropriate. There is a danger in highly technical music, in that the spirit or soul can be lost in the drive to go faster and turn sharper. Guitarist Adrian Ciucci easily manages to retain enough human inflection with everything he does, dancing on the edge and creating truly engrossing jams without ever seeming sterile.As you listen, it quickly becomes obvious that The Southern Belles take great care to keep themselves grounded in the humanistic application of their whip-smart time changes and intricate solos, as is displayed on the rapid but heartfelt “Deja Vu.” After the furious pace of the first two tracks, the languid opening of “LA Moves” comforts as it builds, like the sunrise it is meant to evoke. Again, the lyrical content is perfectly underscored by the music itself, a trick the band seems to have perfected. Imagery, tempo, and tone are united in an alchemy of storytelling that is impressive and completely engulfing.On “Tryin,” the album’s longest and most energetic track, The Southern Belles appear to revel in their respective roles. Drummer Aaron Zarrow seems to view his job of creating a pocket as simply a portion of his overall workload. Tracks like “The Lever” see Zarrow lay down fills and displaying an innate understanding of genre conventions that is quite impressive. Bassist Derrick Englert shares the “more is more” philosophy without ever stepping on toes or hogging the spotlight. The balance of The Southern Belles is only possible through the obvious respect everyone seems to have for the skills of their band mates.The band expounds one last time on the virtues of freedom while demonstrating the variety of ways they themselves practice what they preach on “Everywhere II.” The Southern Belles view their core sound as a result of devil-may-care divergence, not a charted destination, and In the Middle of the Night bravely showcases the impressive results that can come from a band this skilled when they create without fear or doubt. The Southern Belles have crafted an enthralling album of songs that perfectly capture the spirit and flavor of seventies progressive rock while avoiding the pitfalls of derivation and imitation with their latest release, In the Middle of the Night. Leaping from style to style with smile-inducing confidence, The Southern Belles created a perfect playground for themselves on their third record, and watching them explore it is truly and thoroughly enjoyable. There seem to be no limits in the realm of their musical imagination; only an endless landscape of possibilities and stylistic combinations as far as the eye can see.last_img read more