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Coronavirus lockdowns turn UK’s Mindful Chef profitable

Coronavirus lockdowns turn UK’s Mindful Chef profitable

first_imgTuesday 15 June 2021 12:09 pm Coronavirus lockdowns turn UK’s Mindful Chef profitable Customers for the Nestle majority-owned business rose by 205 per cent last year, increasingly attracted to its pre-prepared recipe boxes. whatsapp Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsUndoPsoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsWhat Is Psoriatic Arthritis? See Signs (Some Symptoms May Surprise)Psoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsUndoAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsUndoGameday NewsMichael Oher Tells A Whole Different Story About ‘The Blind Side’Gameday NewsUndoPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunUndoUnify Health Labs Multi-GI 5 SupplementRandy Jackson: This 3 Minute Routine Transformed My HealthUnify Health Labs Multi-GI 5 SupplementUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoTaco RelishSuspicious Pics That Are Fishier Than The SeaTaco RelishUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndo The business also reported a strong start to 2021, with Q1 sales up 200 per cent compared with the same period the year before, and a 50 per cent year-on-year increase in new customers. Mindful Chef’s Q1 figures hinted at lasting behavioural change, with recipe box orders increasing by 35 per cent in the first three months of the year, compared with the same period in 2020. The food delivery service, which focuses on sustainably sourced ingredients and encouraging people to avoid processed food, saw sales spike across its entire range – from one person boxes to family boxes and a pre-prepared frozen range.  The B Corp recipe box service has cashed in on booming demand for food delivery kits across the board during the pandemic. Recipe box rival Gousto recently announced plans to double its workforce after a year of bumper sales, while over-60s competitor Parsley Box listed on London’s Aim market in March.“Despite the easing of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, health and convenience remains a high priority for many people,” said Mindful Chef CEO Tim Lee. “As a business with health and wellbeing at its heart, we’ve seen order frequency rates in Q1 increase by +35% YOY, a historically challenging figure to shift, demonstrating that food shopping online is increasingly becoming the norm for many households,” Lee added. Mindful Chef today reported it is profitable for the first time, with 2020 sales figures up 230 per cent on 2019, buoyed by the pandemic shift to online food delivery. Show Comments ▼center_img Also Read: Meal kits firm Dishpatch rustles up £10m in funding round The healthy recipe box service has been a pandemic winner, with locked-down customers driving sales up threefold to £53m last year. Amy O’Brien Tags: Coronavirus Nestlé whatsapp Healthy recipe box service Mindful Chef had a great FY 2020, buoyed by locked-down customers’ hunger for online food delivery. Also Read: Nestlé snaps up majority stake in UK’s Mindful Chef last_img read more

Homicide case in limbo as judge considers indictment’s validity

Homicide case in limbo as judge considers indictment’s validity

first_imgCrime & Courts | JuneauHomicide case in limbo as judge considers indictment’s validitySeptember 26, 2017 by Matt Miller, KTOO Share:A Juneau judge is considering whether to throw out an indictment in a homicide case.David Evenson leaves the courtroom after a pre-trial hearing in his case on Sept. 21, 2017. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)Prosecution and defense attorneys participated in pre-trial oral arguments last week in the David Evenson case.Evenson is accused of punching and kicking Aaron Monette, 56, in the head June 30 at the downtown transit center. Monette died five days later in Seattle.The 51-year-old Evenson was indicted on felony charges of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide.Public defender Eric Hedland said video gathered as evidence shows Evenson punching Monette a single time. As far as allegedly kicking him, Hedland said that’s unclear.Hedland wants the indictment against Evenson dismissed.He believes the grand jury was improperly instructed on elements of the charges.For example, the definition of manslaughter is when a person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes the death of another person.The definition of reckless is when someone is aware of and consciously disregards a substantial and unjustifiable risk that – in this case – someone could die after being hit.Put another way, how could Evenson foresee that a single punch to Monette’s head would burst a pre-existing aneurysm?“I think there’s a good chance that if the grand jury was told ‘Hey, look, if you find this is too unlikely or too remote, then you can’t hold him criminally liable,’” Hedland said. “And, that certainly might’ve prompted a grand juror to ask (a medical examiner) a question: ‘Well, you just said it was like .2 to .5 percent of a time that an aneurysm ever ruptured. What does that mean? Was that unlikely?’”Assistant District Attorney Amy Paige said Monette dying from the punch may have been a remote possibility, but it was not unforeseeable.“Can a person die from a head injury? Yes. We all know that,” Paige said. “We know that through general awareness in the same way we know that DUI can kill people, in the same way that we know texting and driving can kill people. We know that head injuries can cause a person’s death.”If the judge agrees with Hedland’s arguments, then the indictment could be thrown out and an upcoming jury trial would be canceled. Prosecutors would have to start over and go back to the grand jury if they wanted to prosecute Evenson for Monette’s death.If the judge disagrees and lets the indictment stand, then Evenson could stand trial in February.Evenson did not speak during the hearing last week, but afterward he waved and spoke to a grandchild as he was being led out of the courtroom by a judicial services officer.“Thank you for coming,” Evenson said. “Bye, baby. I love you.”Superior Court Judge Philip Pallenberg is expected to issue an opinion on the motion to dismiss the indictment by the end of October.Share this story:last_img read more

Top economists play down fears of a harmful deflationary spiral

Top economists play down fears of a harmful deflationary spiral

first_img Top economists play down fears of a harmful deflationary spiral Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndozenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comUndoSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictUndoElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldUndoDefinitionWhat ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Were Actually Supposed To Look LikeDefinitionUndoGameday NewsNASCAR Drivers Salaries Finally ReleasedGameday NewsUndoNoteabley20+ Photos Of Model Actress Brooklyn DeckerNoteableyUndoNowThisThe No. 1 Country Song of Every Year Since 1944NowThisUndo whatsapp Share whatsapp CONCERNS over a deflationary spiral are overblown, a major international financial organisation said yesterday.Many economists and policy makers have raised concerns that falling prices could lead consumers to delay purchases, reducing spend­ing and cause further falls in prices. “There is not much evidence so far that deflation has been associated with debt deflation spirals, where lower prices increase the debt burden, which in turn depresses economic activity,” said BIS economist Hyun Shin. “In the popular debate, the term deflation conjures up images of the Great Depression in the 1930s, with large output drops and mass unemployment. But the historical evidence suggests that the Great Depression was the exception rather than the rule. “Deflations – defined simply as declines in the price of goods and services – have been quite common in the sample period from 1870. The 38 economies examined in the study have spent roughly 18 per cent of the time in deflation. “That said, deflations became far less common and more short-lived after the Second World War.” However, the researchers did find that episodes of falling property prices are associated with much larger drops in output. Tags: NULLcenter_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayotCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Express KCS Wednesday 18 March 2015 9:29 pm Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Coal miners frustrated as Trump administration suspends health study

Coal miners frustrated as Trump administration suspends health study

first_img Steve Helber/AP Log In | Learn More By Associated Press Nov. 11, 2017 Reprints Coal miners frustrated as Trump administration suspends health study GLEN DANIEL, W.Va.  — Chuck Nelson spent his life in this corner of Appalachia, working for years in the coal mines — a good job in the economically depressed area. But he says the industry that helped him earn a living cost him his health, and his wife’s, too.The 61-year-old Nelson blames his kidney and liver disease on the well water he drank for years, and his wife’s more severe asthma on dust and particles from surface mines near their home. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED GET STARTED Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Politics What’s included? About the Author Reprints Associated Press What is it? STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Tags policypulmonaryresearchstatesWhite Houselast_img read more

In Pictures: Big turnout for Barnashrone National School’s 5k Run

In Pictures: Big turnout for Barnashrone National School’s 5k Run

first_imgHome News Community In Pictures: Big turnout for Barnashrone National School’s 5k Run NewsCommunityLifestyleOut and About Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Facebook Facebook Community TAGSBarnashrone NS WhatsApp Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ WhatsApp Council New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Twittercenter_img Pinterest SEE ALSO – Ross King speaks about county final incident in national newspaper interview Pinterest Community What a great day was had here by all.Punters gathered to beautiful autumn sunshine recently to take part in the Barnashrone NS Fun RunThis was in aid of the school of the school and a substantial sum was raised.Barnashrone NS is situated just outside Mountmellick.They have 60 pupils, 3 class teachers, a learning support/resource teacher and an SNA.Prizes and refreshments were given to all who attended afterwards in the school.Our photographer Julie Anne Miller went along on the day to catch the action.Check out her pictures from the day below: RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By LaoisToday Reporter – 25th October 2018 In Pictures: Big turnout for Barnashrone National School’s 5k Run Twitter Previous articlePortlaoise ladies football reign supreme in U16Next articleFounder of Electric Picnic passes away suddenly LaoisToday Reporter last_img read more

Pyongyang’s economy faces possible stagnation

Pyongyang’s economy faces possible stagnation

first_img By Seulkee Jang – 2019.04.25 5:00pm NewsEconomy Pyongyang’s economy faces possible stagnation Tongil Market in PyongyangTongil Market in Pyongyang. Image: Daily NKNorth Korean sources are reporting that there has been a drastic reduction in the number of merchants and items available for purchase in Pyongyang, amid reports that the country’s overall economy is facing increasing problems.“Merchants are have a difficult time even in some Pyongyang markets,” said a Pyongyang-based source on April 17. “They can’t sell anything, so they increasingly can’t pay their market fees.”Merchants are required to pay 1,000 to 3,000 KPW in fees each day, but the source added that even earning this amount of money is hard for them. She pointed to the “Red Street 2-dong Market” in Pyongyang’s Potonggang District as an example.“Business is bad, so many stalls are increasingly empty,” she said. “There’s fewer than 1,000 stalls actually doing business now.”The Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU) found in 2016 that there were 2,178 stalls in that same market. The source’s report suggests that only half of the stalls are continuing to do business.Changes in Pyongyang’s markets are also evident in the goods being offered for sale. Most of what’s available for purchase is limited to food and beverages, standing in stark contrast to the range of products available in the past which included clothes, cigarettes, manufactured products and even electronic goods.“Clothes and electronic goods don’t really sell nowadays,” said the source. “More than half of the merchants just sell food and beverages. That stuff sells because people need them, but it’s hard to sell much else because people just don’t have money to spare.”There has also been a fall in the number of products entering Pyongyang recently, a separate source in Pyongyang told Daily NK. “Compared to last year, the numbers have fallen a great deal. It’s like the distribution sector has been suspended […] There are taxis and personal cars out and about, but few trucks.”“There haven’t been many new products entering Pyongyang for a long time. Areas on the Sino-North Korean border are in better shape than Pyongyang. The effects of the sanctions are particularly bad here.”The changes in what’s being sold at the “Red Street 2-dong Market,” the numbers of active merchant stalls, and the fall in distribution of goods suggests that North Korea’s economy is facing stagnation.Market prices, however, have remained steady, with one kilogram of rice selling for 4,200 to 4,300 KPW in early April. The cheapest rice goes for 3,800 KPW. Corn goes for 1,500 KPW while one block of tofu goes for 1,000 KPW. Pork is sold at 15,000 KPW, while one chicken goes for 17,000 KPW.North Korean commodity prices appeared to rise as the country experienced the perennial farm hardship period, but recently prices have remained similar to last year or even fallen.“Saying that prices in North Korea are stable just shows ignorance of the economic system here,” an additional source in Pyongyang told Daily NK.“Most people buy food, and before the sanctions people could buy rice even if prices were high. Since the sanctions came into effect, people are having trouble coming up with the money to even buy rice. Rice sellers aren’t selling as much as in the past so rice prices have fallen.”The fall in rice prices is likely due to the fall in purchasing power, experts say. Lee Seog Ki, a senior research fellow at the Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade (KIET) notes that, “the fall in income may have led prices to stabilize, and the increase in demand for corn, which is cheaper than rice, may have led to rice prices staying the same.”“Recently, people are eating more corn than rice,” said the initial Pyongyang-based source. “They are using corn as a replacement because it’s cheaper.”Kim Byong Yon, a professor of economics at Seoul National University, told Daily NK that that the fall in rice prices suggests a decrease in purchasing power.“Rice is a must-have for people, so it’s the last product to feel the effect of sanctions or other external factors,” Kim said. “Clothes, electronics, cosmetics and other things have fallen in sales while foodstuffs have seen a rise. This suggests they were impacted by external factors.”Analysts also note that the North Korean government’s active economic policies have stabilized prices. The authorities are using agriculture departments and business committees to prevent rises in grain prices.The sources worry, however, that even Pyongyang may face a lack of food as government supplies of rations continue to fall.Rations were not provided in November last year. They were provided during select holidays including Kim Jong Suk’s birthday in December, Kim Jong Il’s birthday in February and Kim Il Sung’s birthday in mid-April, but not at all in March. Rations to people living in Pyongyang’s Hyongjaesan District and Sungho District are nonexistent, and even those in the central districts of Pyongyang like Taedonggang, Potonggang and Mangyongdae face unreliable supplies of rations. News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AvatarSeulkee JangSeulkee Jang is one of Daily NK’s full-time journalists. Please direct any questions about her articles to [email protected] SHAREcenter_img North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaders News US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again News Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

U.S. banks successful in boosting revenues: Fitch

U.S. banks successful in boosting revenues: Fitch

James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media However, it also notes that, while revenues were generally higher for most banks, spread income was flat or down, given the prolonged low interest rate environment. The report says that the uneven economic recovery produced modest organic loan growth. Exposure to home equity loans remains of Fitch’s top concern for U.S. banks, particularly for the largest institutions where most of these loans are concentrated, it adds. Canaccord reports record revenues, drops proposal to acquire RF Capital A review of first quarter earnings results for U.S. banks finds that they are enjoying some unexpected success at boosting revenues, but that challenges remain. A new report from Fitch Ratings says that strong mortgage banking results, driven by refinancings, and a rebound in capital markets business, drove “surprisingly solid revenue growth” for the large U.S. banks in the first quarter. Fed plays limited role in assessing climate risks for banks TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Earnings,  Banking industry read more

Gluskin Sheff to acquire Blair Franklin

Gluskin Sheff to acquire Blair Franklin

first_img Keywords Wealth managementCompanies Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc. TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning One in five Canadian investors plans to switch wealth providers: EY study The transaction is subject to certain closing conditions, including the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange and other regulatory approvals, which the firms say are expected in the third quarter. Boutique asset manager Blair Franklin specializes in fixed income, and has approximately $625 million in assets under management. The deal is expected to be accretive to Gluskin Sheff’s earnings per share in the first year, excluding amortization and any non-recurring items arising from the transaction. Under the terms of the transaction, 712,500 of the shares will be issued to the sellers at closing, which will be subject to a minimum one-year holding period. The remaining 1,187,500 shares will be held in escrow for two years and are subject to claw-back pursuant to a purchase price adjustment based on the assets under management at the end of this period. Following the closing, and subject to regulatory approval, Peter Zaltz, Blair Franklin’s chief investment officer, will become executive vice-president & head of fixed income and will be appointed to Gluskin Sheff’s management committee, and Thomas MacMillan, chair of Blair Franklin, will be appointed to the company’s board. “Adding the talents and portfolio offerings of the Blair Franklin team to our own outstanding team enhances our global capabilities and broadens the ways in which we can earn strong risk-adjusted returns for our clients in the fixed income markets,” said Jeremy Freedman, president & CEO of Gluskin Sheff, in a release. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Canaccord reports record revenues, drops proposal to acquire RF Capital Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc., a wealth management firm serving high net worth private clients and institutional investors, is buying fixed income specialist, Blair Franklin Asset Management Holdings Inc., in a $71.8 million deal. The firms are based in Toronto. Gluskin Sheff (TSX:GS) Monday announced a deal to acquire Blair Franklin for $15 million in cash plus 1.9 million common shares, which puts the value on the overall deal at about $71.75 million based on Gluskin Sheff’s latest closing price of $29.87. James Langton last_img read more

Canada launches Emergency Preparedness Public Awareness Campaign

Canada launches Emergency Preparedness Public Awareness Campaign

first_imgCanada launches Emergency Preparedness Public Awareness Campaign From: Public Safety CanadaToday, the Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Bill Blair, announced the launch of an Emergency Preparedness Public Awareness Campaign.Ottawa, OntarioAs we continue the fight against COVID-19, we still remain at risk of other disasters including natural hazards, flooding, storms, and wildfires.Today, the Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Bill Blair, announced the launch of an Emergency Preparedness Public Awareness Campaign. The campaign aims to protect Canadians, their homes, and their communities by focusing on concrete actions that they can take to better prepare against the risk of natural disasters and emergencies.Canada’s expansive geography, diverse topography and contrasting climates bring a range of natural hazards that often vary from region to region. Only one in ten Canadians have taken steps to reduce the risk of their home being affected by a weather-related emergency or natural disaster. It is important that Canadians are aware of the risks in their region, and how to be ready for different situations.Building awareness and understanding of disaster risks is an important priority under the Emergency Management Strategy for Canada: Toward a Resilient 2030 and aligns with the Government’s recent commitment to develop a national climate change adaptation strategy, in which Public Safety Canada and other federal departments like Natural Resources Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada will play a key role.Quotes“The Government of Canada is proud to launch a national public awareness campaign on the importance of emergency preparedness. This emergency preparedness campaign will encourage people to learn about the risks they face in their area and encourage all Canadians to take action to mitigate these risks.”– The Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency PreparednessQuick factsThe campaign will be rolled out on digital platforms in March 2021, followed by a second phase this spring/summer with radio ads. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:building, campaign, Canada, climate change, covid-19, digital, disaster, Emergency, Emergency Management, emergency preparedness, environment, Government, Minister, Ottawa, public awareness, resourceslast_img read more

Early Arrival Recommended For CU-Boulder Commencement May 6

Early Arrival Recommended For CU-Boulder Commencement May 6

first_img Published: May 1, 2005 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail People attending the University of Colorado at Boulder commencement ceremony May 6 at 8:30 a.m. in Folsom Stadium will join a crowd of about 20,000 and should plan an early arrival. No tickets are required for the ceremony, which will be held in Folsom Stadium regardless of the weather. The majority of the parking for the ceremony will be in lot 436 on Regent Drive, just south of Colorado Avenue. Close-in parking and the drop-off area for those who have difficulty walking will be along Colorado Avenue, south of the stadium. People who want to use the drop-off area should do so as early as possible. Commencement planners also are encouraging use of the HOP, SKIP and Stampede buses, which run about every 10 minutes and stop near the stadium. They will be operating the morning of the ceremony. Campus parking meters are free the morning of commencement. Additional parking also is available in the Euclid Avenue Autopark, a pay parking lot on Euclid Avenue just off Broadway near the University Memorial Center and a short walk from the stadium. Additional information about campus parking is available on the Web at http://ucbparking.colorado.edu or by calling (303) 492-2322.last_img read more