Birds to open new store in Nottingham city centre

first_imgBirds Bakery is set to open a food-to-go focused store in the centre of Nottingham.The site, which is next to a Greggs on the city’s Listergate, will be open seven days a week. In addition to Birds’ hot and cold food-to-go lines, it will sell Birds’ traditional bakery range including loaves and confectionery.“The market is changing, but we have a very loyal following who still want bread and confectionery,” said Birds sales and marketing director Mike Holling.The business is currently fitting out the site, which is due to open in the next four to six weeks.In addition to the Nottingham location, Birds has acquired a site at the Westpoint shopping centre in Chilwell, and expects to open another store before the end of the year.Birds has also become part of Derby’s walk of fame – a trail of mosaic and cast iron plaques celebrating the lives of people who have had a major impact on the city. The plaque outside Birds’ store in Irongate is in recognition of brothers Frank, Thomas and Reginald, who founded the business in 1919 after returning from the war.Other people to feature in the walk of fame include actor Sir John Hurt, suffragist Alice Wheeldon, and football management duo Brian Clough and Peter Taylor.last_img read more

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Man Utd present fresh bid for Fernandes

first_imgManchester United have dominated the transfer talk this month with their pursuit of Bruno Fernandes, who is desperate to finally seal a move to Old Trafford. Loading… United are understood to have agreed a ‘bonus’ structure with Sporting Lisbon worth around £8.4m – but the deal is still a way off completion. Elsewhere, Liverpool have reportedly snubbed the chance to bring Philippe Coutinho back to Anfield just two years since he departed for Barcelona , while they were also keen on Real Madrid star Isco.Advertisement Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?These Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On Earth7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What’s Up With All The Female Remakes?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Best Cars Of All Time And Arsenal are set to make their first signing of the month after Edu was spotted with Brazilian Pablo Mari at an airport – plus exclusive news on Layvin Kurzawa. Read Also:Pablo Mari arrives in London ahead of Arsenal transfer Starsport will be keeping you up to date with all the latest transfer developments throughout the day. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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USC matriarch remembered for generosity

first_imgVirginia Ramo, USC alumna and Board of Trustees member, died Aug. 19 of natural causes. She was 93.Famous at USC for her enthusiastic philanthropy, Ramo and her husband Simon donated and fundraised more than $310 million over a 40-year period for the USC Flora L. Thornton School of Music.Although Ramo graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education in 1937, she had a lifelong passion for music — she played the saxophone in a women’s orchestra while at USC and throughout her life referred to Thornton as “her” school.The Ramos gave $1 million to build the Virginia Ramo Hall of Music, dedicated in 1974. Last year, Ramo gave money to renovate a practice room in Booth Memorial Hall, which has been renamed performance facility Simon Ramo Recital Hall.Thornton Dean Robert Cutietta said Ramo truly exemplified a committed member of the Trojan Family.By funding two of the most important buildings in the music school, Ramo Hall and Ramo Recital Hall, Cutietta said Ramo provided students with the specific facilities they needed.“She stayed very dedicated and very involved, both through her donations and her time,” Cutietta said. “She has a very real and concrete impact on what the students do here every day.”Ramo’s distinguishing characteristics were her attention to detail and willingness to act as a liaison between Thornton and the greater Los Angeles community, Cutietta said.“Virginia would give me advice and she would take the time to make sure that everything was always taken care of and that important introductions were made,” Cutietta said.Ramo and her husband endowed the Ramo Music Faculty Award in 1971, which provides one Thornton School of Music faculty member each May with $10,000 to support professional development.“The Ramo Award is considered to be the most prestigious faculty award in the Thornton School of Music,” said Dorothy Ditmer, director of personnel for Thornton. “She was so interested in what was going on with faculty and students.”Larry Livingston, who served as the Thornton dean from 1986 to 2002, said when he first met Ramo in 1985, he was deeply impressed with her role as a passionate and loyal friend of the school.“She was one of the most important figures in the entire exterior part of the university,” Livingston said. “This is a significant loss because she was a historical figure in the evolution of the university.”Ramo and her husband were also passionate about contributing to the Keck School of Medicine, Cutietta said. She extended her support to programs ranging from annual giving to medical research at her alma mater.In 1999, the Keck School of Medicine’s Board of Overseers saw its first year under the guidance of the Ramos, who served as the Board’s inaugural co-chairs.“Mrs. Ramo’s contributions as a member of the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Board of Overseers are invaluable,” Keck Dean Carmen A. Puliafito wrote in an email. “Her impact on the Keck School of Medicine and USC will not be forgotten.”Ramo also served as the USC Board of Trustees vice chairman from 1986 to 1991.A fundraising campaign she co-chaired for the university’s centennial raised $309 million between 1976 and 1980 — a university record at the time, the Los Angeles Times said.Ramo received the Presidential Medallion, the university’s highest award, in 2002, the USC Thornton School of Music’s Founders Award and numerous other university accolades.Ramo is survived by her husband, two sons and four grandchildren.Memorial services for Ramo will be held on campus later this fall.last_img read more

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Lawmakers plan hearings on arousal study at Iowa institution

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa lawmakers plan to hold hearings to investigate problems at a state-run institution for people with intellectual disabilities. House Government Oversight Chairwoman Mary Ann Hanusa says she’s planning a meeting with no date yet confirmed. Gov. Kim Reynolds didn’t object to legislative oversight hearings when asked Tuesday. The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating allegations that the former director was planning to conduct human sexual arousal experiments and had begun questionable hydration therapy on patients and deaths were occurring at a rate that concerned employees.last_img

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