National Cupcake Week competition launched

first_imgBritish Baker is delighted to announce the launch of a cupcake cake-off competition in the run up to National Cupcake Week, which takes place from 14-19 September.British Baker and co-sponsors of National Cupcake Week, Puratos, welcome all professionals up and down the country to join in the fun by submitting their outstanding recipes and designs by June 29.The competition is open only to bakery professionals, who want the chance to compete to showcase the best of British cupcakes.In order to contend for the cupcake king or queen title, we need you to send us a commercial scale recipe and method including topping (one that could be produced in a shop), plus photography, along with an application form, which you can download from the dedicated cupcake week page on our website – www.bakeryinfo.co.uk.Entries will be selected and judged anonymously by a panel of judges, made up of representatives from British Baker, National Cupcake Week’s co-sponsors and an independent expert. The 10 best recipes and images will be shortlisted, and the chosen entrants will then be contacted by the judges.The panel will then whittle down the shortlist to six winning recipes. Each of these will represent one retail day of the Week, from Monday to Saturday. An overall champion of cupcake champions will also be crowned.National Cupcake Week is being used to support the sale of cupcakes in any outlet that sells them, from craft bakers to cafes, supermarkets and convenience stores.Look out for more details on the competition in the next issue of British Baker, out 19 June, and on the official National Cupcake Week Facebook page.Please remember:Only professionals who either make or supply cupcakes as a business are invited to enter.The deadline is 29 June 2009.Send your entries to [email protected] or post to Cupcake Competition, Elizabeth Ellis, William Reed Business Media, Broadfield Park, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 9RT.last_img read more

Bob Dylan Announces Fall Tour Dates

first_imgGet excited, Bob Dylan fans, as you have another opportunity to catch the living legend in concert this fall. Following his two-weekend stay at the highly anticipated Desert Trip festival, Dylan will keep it going with an extended run through the Southern United States. He and his band will bring their “Never Ending Tour” to 27 cities across the South, starting in Phoenix, Arizona on October 16th and winding their way to Fort Lauderdale, FL on November 23rd.Take a look below for the full list of tour dates, and click here for information on all the dates and for links to buy tickets (most tickets go on sale this Friday).Bob Dylan Fall Tour10/16/2016 – Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ10/18/2016 – Kiva Auditorium – Albuquerque, NM10/19/2016 – Abraham Chavez Theatre – El Paso, TX10/20/2016 – City Bank Auditorium – Lubbock, TX10/22/2016 – Mist at Winstar World Casino And Resort – Thackerville, OK10/23/2016 – Brady Theater – Tulsa, OK10/25/2016 – Municipal Auditorium – Shreveport, LA10/26/2016 – Baton Rouge River Center Theater – Baton Rouge, LA10/27/2016 – Thalia Mara Hall – Jackson, MS10/29/2016 – Von Braun Center – Huntsville, AL10/30/2016 – Carson Center – Paducah, KY11/1/2016 – The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts – Louisville, KY11/2/2016 – Clay Center for the Arts – Charleston, WV11/4/2016 – Durham Performing Arts Center – Durham, NC11/5/2016 – Berglund Performing Arts Theatre – Roanoke, VA11/6/2016 – Blumenthal Performing Arts Center – Charlotte, NC11/9/2016 – Tennessee Theatre – Knoxville, TN11/10/2016 – Township Auditorium – Columbia, SC11/12/2016 – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium – Asheville, NC11/13/2016 – Tivoli Theatre – Chattanooga, TN11/15/2016 – BJCC Concert Hall – Birmingham, AL11/16/2016 – Saenger Theatre – Mobile, AL11/18/2016 – Moran Theater – Jacksonville, FL11/19/2016 – Ruth Eckerd Hall – Clearwater, FL11/20/2016 – Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall – Fort Myers, FL11/22/2016 – Dr. Phillips Center For The Performing Arts – Orlando, FL11/23/2016 – Broward Center for the Performing Arts – Fort Lauderdale, FLlast_img read more

Harvard breaks LEED record

first_imgDriven by the University’s ambitious, science-based climate goal, Harvard’s facilities and project planning teams have embraced Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices to reduce energy and create healthier spaces for occupants.This fall Harvard reached a major milestone in its commitment to sustainability with its 100th LEED certified space — the Platinum-level renovation of Esteves Hall at the Business School. Harvard now has more certified building projects than any other higher education institution in the world, according to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).To achieve LEED certification (Platinum and Gold are the two highest rankings), projects must meet a set of prerequisites and earn points in areas such as energy, alternative transportation options, indoor environmental quality, and water efficiency.“The certification of Harvard’s 100th LEED building is very impressive and meaningful,” said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founder of USGBC. “As a pre-eminent leader in higher education, research, and the development of the leaders of tomorrow, Harvard is a proving ground for new ideas. The fact that the institution pursues and embraces LEED demonstrates their commitment to sustainability in all of their endeavors.”Views of One Western Ave. housing at Harvard University. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerNinety percent of Harvard’s greenhouse gas emissions (scopes 1 and 2) are associated with heating and cooling at more than 700 buildings across its campus. In total, Harvard’s LEED projects are estimated to save more than $4.7 million in utility costs and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 11,000 metric tons each year.These improvements are allowing Harvard to reach the climate goal it set in 2008: to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions — including growth — by 30 percent by 2016. As a result of its success toward this goal, the University’s Sustainability Plan has become the foundation for Harvard’s Green Building Standards.“Creating healthier, green buildings, and spaces for the campus community is a pillar of our sustainability commitment,” said Executive Vice President Katie Lapp. “I am proud of the hard work that so many throughout this University contributed to helping us meet this exciting milestone. The challenge moving forward will be to build on this progress by partnering with our faculty and students to actively explore the next generation of high-performance building technology and design.”From the beginning and moving upwardInitiated in the early 2000s, at the nascent stages of the green building movement, an internal Green Building Services team and a Green Building Resource website with case studies of the University’s LEED-certified projects became an essential tool for Harvard’s decentralized community as it aligned itself around a common set of principles.In 2009, led by the Office for Sustainability, a cross-functional team of facilities leaders envisioned and launched the Green Building Standards to establish a broad framework and set of requirements for pursuing energy-efficient, sustainable building designs. The standards, which were updated in 2014, now require a minimum LEED v4 Gold rating, which is a more specialized benchmark for high-performance green buildings.The LEED Platinum-certified renovation of the Sherman Fairchild Lab for the Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Department was the first to utilize Harvard’s Green Building Standards. Image by Rachellynn Schoen/Payette ©Laboratories are generally the most energy-intensive spaces on campus, primarily because of the equipment used in research and the ventilation rates required for safety. Harvard’s standards and the LEED program provided energy-efficiency and water-conservation strategies that reduced the labs’ environmental impact, while introducing features such as natural light into new and renovated lab spaces.A life-cycle cost tool, tailored to Harvard’s utility rates and data, is also used for all new projects to vet the cost-effectiveness of environmentally friendly technologies. For example, the LEED Gold-certified Nocera Lab employs a closed-loop glycol cooling system that recirculates cooling fluid for water, a change that significantly reduces water consumption and makes the process equipment more efficient. In addition, several of the renovated spaces, including the Sherman Fairchild Laboratory, have a metering system that can track and respond to energy-use trends in real time, by floor or even by individual office.Researchers in the LEED Gold-certified Nocera Lab are working on “artificial leaf” technology that could revolutionize clean energy. Photo courtesy of Nocera LabAn October 2015 study by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that green office environments — specifically those that are well-ventilated with below-average levels of indoor pollutants and carbon dioxide — are linked with higher cognitive function.“We spend 90 percent of our time indoors … yet indoor environmental quality and its impact on health and productivity are often an afterthought,” said Joseph Allen, assistant professor of exposure assessment science, director of the Healthy Buildings Program at the Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment, and lead author of the study.The Green Building Standards now require that vendors disclose the materials and chemicals used to manufacture building products. To refine this requirement, the Office for Sustainability and Green Building Services team will collaborate with researchers from the Harvard Chan School and Harvard Medical School to use data from the Health Product Declarations to better understand what goes into Harvard’s projects, in order to lay the foundation for future decision-making and sourcing of alternatives.Science and the artsHarvard’s faculty and students are also increasingly using the University’s buildings as “living laboratories” to study and pilot their research on the built environment’s effects on public health. For example, Harvard Chan School researchers are currently studying the positive health effects of one of Harvard’s greenest buildings, 46 Blackstone St., by evaluating the impact of indoor air quality on employee productivity.With two LEED Platinum certifications, 46 Blackstone St. is one of Harvard’s greenest buildings. The building earned the highest rating for both new construction and existing building operations and maintenance. The decorative mobile hanging from the fourth floor was made from recycled fluorescent lighting tubes. File photo by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff PhotographerLEED-certified spaces also support and strengthen Harvard’s arts and cultural programming. The recent renovation of the home of the one of the largest and most comprehensive anthropology collections in the world — the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ Tozzer Anthropology Building — received LEED Gold certification. The project united the Department of Anthropology and reimagined the library’s use, transitioning the space away from purely collection storage to a state-of-the-art, collaborative research and study space.The historic renovation of the Harvard Art Museums also fully integrated sustainable features, earning Gold certification. As is the case with most of Harvard’s newly built and renovated space, the project included widespread use of healthier, more efficient LED lighting. The exclusive use of LEDs was notable for a museum space, and required testing and close collaboration between the facilities team and collections staff.More than 6 million zoological specimens are now housed in a state-of-the-art LEED Platinum laboratory and workspace facility for the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Courtesy of the MCZThe path to successThe road to 100 certifications also included many firsts that served as mini-milestones themselves, and reflected the fact that Harvard’s project managers are constantly looking to innovate in the wide range of building types and spaces:The building at 46 Blackstone St. was the first in New England to receive two LEED Platinum certifications. Its existing-building certification was the result of the using 20 percent less energy than the original model predicted.The 1807 Fay House at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study wrapped up its 2009 renovation with a LEED Gold certification, becoming the oldest LEED-certified building in the United States, according to the USGBC.The 2005 renovation and LEED silver certification of the Mather/Dunster kitchen became the first LEED commercial interiors kitchen in the nation.The renovated suite of offices in Harvard Law School’s Griswold Hall was the first LEED Platinum commercial interior space in New England.The 2004 renovation of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s offices at the Landmark Center was the first commercial interiors project at Harvard to pursue and receive LEED certification.The first building to be renovated as part of Harvard’s historic House renewal initiative, Stone Hall, received LEED Platinum certification.“It is great to think that our classroom spaces may do more than support the learning experience of future educators, researchers, and policymakers, but might also impact how they think about the integration of sustainability into the classroom and inspire them to push the limits of this ideal in their endeavors,” Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Director of Operations Jason Carlson said about the 2009 renovation of the Larsen Classroom, which became the first LEED commercial interiors Platinum classroom in the world.The LEED Gold-certified Fay House was painstakingly renovated to balance historic preservation with energy-efficient design. One innovative feature was linking the lighting system to the security alarm so that when the alarms were turned on, the lighting turned off. File photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerAs Harvard looks to expand its campus, its commitment to green building and design is helping define future growth. The new centerpiece of Harvard Law School’s teaching, learning, and legal practice program, the Wasserstein Hall, Caspersen Student Center, Clinical Wing building, received LEED Gold certification. And three of the newest projects in Allston at the Harvard Business School — Tata Hall, Esteves Hall, and the home of the i-lab, Batten Hall — are all LEED-certified. Energy-efficient technology and other green measures, including solar panels and a highly efficient, double-skin glass wall installed in the Platinum-certified Tata Hall, are expected to cut energy and water consumption by nearly 50 percent.The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, built by Harvard and four other universities in collaboration with the commonwealth of Massachusetts to meet the growing demand for big-data, high-performance computing, has been certified LEED Platinum. It is considered one of the greenest, most efficient higher education data centers in the country.The LEED Platinum renovation of Esteves Hall at the Harvard Business School was the University’s 100th LEED certification. One of its many features is a solar thermal system that will heat hot water for two buildings. Credit: Susan Young Photography ©Moving forward, Harvard will set an even stricter standard for construction of its high-performance, energy-efficient buildings. In addition to the minimum requirement of LEED v4 Gold standards, capital projects are currently required to assess the feasibility of including innovative programs, such as the Net Zero Energy Building Certification and Living Building Challenge. These programs provide information for a better understanding of the tools and resources needed to design and construct super energy-efficient buildings. Some of Harvard’s projects are already exploring the Well Building Standard, a set of requirements to remove harmful chemicals and materials to enhance the health and well-being of the built environment.“How we build and operate our buildings is one of the most tangible examples of how Harvard aims to transform our campus into a high-performing, super-efficient system that not only reduces energy and resources, but more importantly enhances the health, well-being, and productivity of our people,” said Heather Henriksen, director of Harvard’s Office for Sustainability. “Ultimately, we strive to work with faculty, students, and staff in modeling a sustainable campus and help expedite the change that is needed to create healthy, sustainable, communities.”Case studies for Harvard’s LEED certified projects are posted on the Green Building Resource website.The Tozzer Anthropology Building received LEED Gold certification for sustainability features including an active chilled-beam system that uses water to both heat and cool the building and a new central skylight that prioritizes natural light. 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Health restored, greeter plans for May return

first_imgLike many in the Notre Dame community, South Dining Hall greeter Lila Ritschard started her Easter morning with a prayer.  It was the only way she felt could make a difference. The previous night, her husband John Ritschard stopped breathing on his own and was wheeled into the Intensive Care Unit at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.  “It’s the only thing I can do,” she said. “It comforts us to start every morning with a prayer.” John Ritschard, 82, regretted missing any time at his weekday job swiping cards during dinnertime at South Dining Hall over the past five years. So much that he spent the last two months at his post shaking hands, handing out candy bars and telling jokes to students while a severe case of pneumonia and a bacterial infection built up in his lungs.   Doctors told Lila most people at his age have a 25 percent survival rate, but all John wanted to do was return to South Dining Hall. “He told me, ‘You just tell [the students] I’ll be back in a couple of weeks.’ And I [told] him that he won’t,” Lila said. “But he said, ‘I’ve got to get back to see my kids.’ … They’re his life. He really loves being out here and he misses it.” Lila said her husband’s health began to wane in January, when he came down with the flu. He started experiencing back pain, which they wrote off as a pulled muscle. Still, his lingering flu gradually turned into pneumonia and the couple discovered the persistent back pain turned out to be the result of a lung infection.  On March 21, Lila said she noticed a slight change in her husband’s demeanor, which prompted her to request a day off of work for John.  “He wasn’t happy with me about that but he didn’t have a choice,” she said.  That afternoon, she said John collapsed in the couple’s Mishawaka home. “I wouldn’t have been there a half hour later, but thank God I was there,” Lila said. “So I called the ambulance and they got him stabilized and took him to the emergency room. They did a CAT scan and his whole chest cavity was full of fluid. … [They found out] the bacteria encased the lung and it was hard for him to breath. So they had to go in and scrap the lung. They peeled it like an orange.” In the following weeks, John’s health became even more complicated, Lila said. Doctors drained over six liters of fluid from his lungs and chest cavity and diagnosed him with congestive heart failure, which led to kidney failure. Meanwhile, his blood-thinning medication eventually led to hemorrhaging.  Yet when her husband came out of surgery, Lila said she noticed the same John she had known in 13 years of marriage.  “They were trying to settle him down in the ICU. They try to roll him over and he is telling them riddles. That tells me he’s okay,” she said. ” He keeps them in stitches up there [at the hospital]. He seems to be the hit of most of the nurses who take care of him.” John began walking on his own Wednesday and is expected to start rehabilitation by the end of next week. Lila said she hopes her husband will be home to celebrate their 14th anniversary on April 17.  “[The doctors] are all amazed at how he has recovered so quickly,” Lila said. “He has been in the hospital only three times in his life, all before he turned 70. This was a lot. It did scare him though.” Despite the scare, Lila said the students he cares about at the University continue to one of her husband’s greatest concerns during his hospital stay.  “He always asks, ‘Did you see so-and-so? Are they okay? Nobody’s telling them jokes,’” she said. “Even as sick as he’s been, he’s been very concerned with getting back there.” Lila spent 14-hour days at the hospital in the first week of John’s stay, but returned to South Dining Hall last week at his request when his condition began to improve.  “He’s got a couple more weeks to go at least,” she said. “He’ll be [at the hospital] the rest of this week and probably into next week. If anybody wants to go see him or send anything to him they are more than welcome to. He’s in Room 5510 on the fifth floor. “He would be so appreciative. It would cheer him up so much.” If John continues to improve, Lila said she would schedule him to return to South Dining Hall for the last week of school. “Oh yeah, he always looks forward to it every day,” she said. “He always enjoyed being around young people. He just relates to them. He’s always got a great sense of humor and never gets upset or angry or anything. He would probably do it even if he wasn’t paid. He just enjoys it so much.” To the Ritschards, the support on campus “means the whole world,” as a few students have already visited John during the hospital’s daytime hours. But what does one give the man in Room 5510 who gives so much and asks for nothing but a smile in return? “We don’t do it for [money],” Lila said. “We do it because of the blessings. Students are a blessing and we love them. We have been extremely grateful for all the prayers. We always keep all of the students here in our prayers and we’re so thankful for theirs.”last_img read more

Southern Comfort Musical Will Play Public Theater

first_imgTransformative tuner Southern Comfort has been added to the Public Theater’s 2015-16 downtown season. Directed by Thomas Caruso, the off-Broadway production will feature a book and lyrics by Dan Collins and music by Julianne Wick Davis, and is scheduled to begin previews on February 23, 2016. Opening night is set for March 7 and the show will play a limited engagement through March 27 in the Public’s Anspacher Theater.In casting the musical, the Public wants to meet with actors and singers who identify as transgender; contact details are below. The complete company will be announced later.Based on Kate Davis’ 2001 Sundance Award-winning documentary and conceived for the stage by Robert DuSold and Caruso, Southern Comfort tells the true story of a group of transgender friends living life on their own terms in the back hills of rural Georgia.  Winner of the Jonathan Larson Award, the folk and bluegrass-inspired musical is a celebration of redefining family and choosing love over every obstacle.The production will feature scenic design by James J. Fenton, costume design by Patricia E. Doherty, lighting design by Ed McCarthy, sound design by Andrew Keister and choreography by Ryan Kasprzak.Any transgender artists interested in being considered should email [email protected] with a picture and resume or bio, along with any video/audio performance samples, if available. Artists can also mail hard copy submissions/performance samples to: Casting/The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, New York, New York 10003; Attention: Southern Comfort. Related Shows View Comments Southern Comfort Show Closed This production ended its run on March 27, 2016last_img read more

Colt Prattes Will Star in ABC’s Dirty Dancing Remake

first_img View Comments Colt Prattes(Photo: Andrew Eccles) Here’s Johnny! Colt Prattes, a Broadway alum who appeared in the ensembles of West Side Story and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, will star in the previously announced ABC remake of Dirty Dancing, according to TVLine. He joins Abigail Breslin and Debra Messing, who take on the roles of Baby and Marjorie Houseman, respectively.In addition to his Broadway credits, Prattes appeared in Pink’s music video for “Try.”The TV event (not a live telecast) will be directed by Wayne Blair and choreographed by Hamilton’s Andy Blankenbuehler. Shooting is set for this spring. Additional casting will be announced later.Check out Prattes having the time of his life below!last_img read more

Costa Rican Coast Guard in Full Expansion Mode

first_imgBy Roberto López Dubois/Diálogo June 05, 2017 Costa Rica – Colombia Un grupo de 10 personas tenemos un paseo a la isla de Tortuga.Para este sábado 6 de enero.Es posible hacer el paseo o cual es la recomendación en este caso.Gracias The Costa Rican Coast Guard (SNG, per its Spanish acronym) is in the process of expansion. The force numbers 500 troops, and it is expected to grow by 25 percent by 2018, which will improve its results. Its theater of operations is quite large, as Costa Rica’s exclusive economic zone is 574,725 square kilometers, 11 times the size of the country itself, at 51,100 square kilometers. But neither the size of the force nor its limited resources keep it from doing its job efficiently. In 2015, the Coast Guard seized 21 metric tons of drugs and in 2016 20 metric tons. “Over the last six years, our force has been in the region’s leading group for drug seizures,” Commissioner Martín Arias Araya, director of SNG, told Diálogo. The U.S. State Department recognized in a 2016 report that despite the limitation of resources, SNG “remained an effective regional partner for maritime interdiction, actively patrolling Costa Rica’s waters.” Deputy Commissioner Félix Kirven, head of Region 2 for Panama’s Air and Naval Service (SENAN, per its Spanish acronym), agreed with both assessments. “Through operational channels both in intelligence and the Operations Directorate itself, we have become part of a Central American network for public safety, and that is why we share information with SNG, not only to fight drug trafficking but also illegal fishing, and even humanitarian aid situations for search and rescue,” he told Diálogo. Foundation SNG was created on May 24, 2000, in response to the need for the protection, control, supervision, and application of national and international maritime laws, the press office at the Costa Rican Ministry of Public Security indicated. Prior to that, the Maritime Security Service, created in 1982, had been in operation. Since 2008, members of the Costa Rican Public Force have received ongoing training in the Colombian Navy. They send troops to Colombia, and the Colombians send teams of commissioned and noncommissioned officers to train Costa Rican teams. For 2017, SNG set the ambitious goal of integrating its personnel – an effort that will take more than a year. Initially, candidates must pass a seven-month course that addresses specialized technical aspects regarding the procedures and equipment that they will be handling. After that, they work as cadets in companies with more experienced officers, and several months later they are integrated into crews. The first agents the unit had were trained by the U.S. Coast Guard in Mississippi. International relations Commissioner Arias explained that they have very good relations with the United States and Colombia, which have supported the Coast Guard since they began operations. “The Colombian Navy is an extremely important partner because they transfer information as well as knowledge and training to us, which is very important,” he said. Costa Rica has signed agreements on operational cooperation, logistics, and training with countries such as Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, and the United States, among others. “Let’s recall that the tendency is to try to eradicate scourges like drug trafficking. To achieve that, we need to attack it head on. That’s why we’ve managed to strengthen ties that allow for ever more effective coordination in this regional struggle that we are undertaking,” Deputy Commissioner Kirven added. Since the unification of Panama’s National Air Service and National Naval Service into SENAN, Costa Rica has had a very strong, friendly, and trusting relationship with Panama. “At present, there are joint combined and coordinated operations which are showing extraordinary results,” said Commissioner Arias. “These kinds of operations keep those who are being pursued in the territorial waters of one nation from crossing over to another [nation] and eluding justice. We are strong partners. This is a treaty that didn’t go to Congress, but is a treaty of trust with Panama,” he added. New vessels U.S. Ambassador William Brownfield, assistant secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, announced the delivery of two vessels to SNG. The ships, which will be the institution’s largest, are scheduled to be delivered in 2017 and are valued at approximately $18.9 million, according to information published by the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica. “SNG has a very limited fleet. Most of the vessels are small. We have an agreement with Southern Command [SOUTHCOM], and by the end of the year we expect to have large and more modern vessels with greater capacity than those that we have now,” Commissioner Arias predicted. He hopes that after moving forward with the expansion plan, they will obtain improved results in their ongoing fight against organized crime, not just domestically but throughout the region.last_img read more

Who Makes The Best Burgers on Long Island?

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Islanders can get a hamburger just about anywhere, but no two burgers are the same and none compare to those grilled up at these local restaurants.The public voted All American Hamburger Drive-In the Best Burger on Long Island in the 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island competition. Bareburger won the title of Best Veggie Burger on Long Island in that contest. All American Hamburger Drive-In lands the top spot on this list for yet another year—and we can see why. Since its establishment in 1963, All American Hamburger Drive-In has continuously been the go-to place for mouthwatering hamburgers. Made with the best ingredients and offered at the best prices, they don’t just serve you food, they provide you with an experience! Combine all this with a friendly and personable staff who go out of their way to ensure every customer is happy, and it’s no wonder why Long Islanders consistently vote All American Hamburger Drive-In the Best Burger on Long Island!Bareburger specializes in using organic, fresh ingredients in all of its dishes in order to ensure that every customer receives an absolutely delicious meal bursting with flavor. Their produce is free of GMOs and pesticides, their breads are all-natural, and their sauces are gluten-free. One of their famous menu items is their veggie burger, which is a great option for vegetarians who still crave a burger now and then, and for those who would like to try this different take on a classic, American dish. Who knew eating healthy could be this enjoyable!To find all the other 2017 Best of Long Island contest winners, visit bestoflongisland.com Winners of the 2018 contest will be announced in February. Nominate your favorite businesses and people in the 2019 Best of Long Island program starting Jan. 1.All American Hamburger Drive-In is located at 4286 Merrick Rd. in Massapequa. They can be reached at 516-798-9574 or allamericanhamburger.usBareburger has multiple locations that can be found at bareburger.comlast_img read more

Most credit unions remodeling branches

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Most credit unions will have noticeably different-looking branches next year, according to a new study from the Louisville, Ky.-based digital marketing firm Codigo.The survey of 251 financial institutions found 51% are remodeling branches in 2015, a whopping 24% increase over 2014. Remodeling activity is even higher for credit unions – three out of five said they’re remodeling branches this year. Only about one third of credit unions said they’re adding new locations. continue reading »last_img read more

Emirates posts $3.4 billion half-year loss as coronavirus hits flights

first_imgAircraft operated by Emirates, at Dubai International Airport in the United Arab Emirates.Christopher Pike | Bloomberg | Getty Images Emirates lost $3.4 billion in the first six months of the year, tipping the Dubai state-owned airline’s holding company into its first half-year loss in more than thirty years.The carrier, which temporarily suspended operations this year at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, said global flight and travel restrictions meant revenue dropped 75% to $3.2 billion as passenger traffic fell 95% to 1.5 million.Emirates Group, which includes the airline, said its workforce had shrunk by 24% to 81,334 staff as of Sept 30.- Advertisement – The airline confirmed it had received $2 billion in financial assistance from the government of Dubai as an equity investment.Emirates had reported a 862 million dirham profit for the first half of theprevious year. – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more