Bakestone stretches loaves

first_imgBakestone has launched a new improved recipe ’Long Loaf’, which will be available through distributor Coultons Bread.The loaf has approximately 20% more slices than any other premium brand in the marketplace, claims the firm. The Long Loaf comes in eight varieties: white thick, 20 slices (not including crust); white medium, 24 slices; extra thick white, 17 slices; mega thick white, 14 slices; brown thick, 20 slices; brown medium, 24 slices; wholemeal thick, 20 slices; and wholemeal medium, 24 slices. The loaves are made with Canadian flour and can be delivered throughout the north of England. They have a recommended retail price of £1.25.last_img

Governor Douglas Announces First Brownfields Grant

first_imgFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:December 29, 2005Contact: David MaceVermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development(802) 828-5229GOVERNOR DOUGLAS AWARDS OVER $301,000 TO CITY OF MONTPELIER FOR BROWNFIELDS CLEANUP AND HOUSING PILOT PROJECTMONTPELIER Governor Jim Douglas announced over $301,000 in Community Development Program grants to the City of Montpelier, including the first grant designed to help clean up and develop contaminated property.Over half of this amount, $194,336, is the first award of Vermont Community Development Program (VCDP) funds for the Governors Vermont Brownfields Initiative.”I am very excited that these projects will help clean up a contaminated site for redevelopment within the downtown and create much needed affordable housing,” Governor Douglas said.The Vermont Brownfields Initiative was launched in April 2005 to expedite the clean-up and redevelopment of brownfields sites throughout the state.It is a collaboration of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development and the Agency of Natural Resources to bring together expertise in economic and community development as well as technical environmental review to bring forth well planned, properly financed projects that meet the needs of the community.The brownfields project in Montpelier will be using VCDP funds along with $187,933 in leveraged funds to assist in the clean up of hazardous materials found in the soils of property on Stonecutters Way in downtown Montpelier. Redevelopment and reuse of the cleaned-up property within two years is a requirement of the grant.The other award to the City of Montpelier, $106,700, will be used to initiate a pilot program called the One More Home Campaign, which will provide technical assistance and incentive grants to single family homeowners who are interested in adding accessory apartments within their homes or within a detached structure on their lot.The ultimate goal of the pilot program is to increase the stock of affordable housing throughout the city, consistent with the Governor’s Homes For Vermonters draft proposal.Governor Douglas stressed the dedication of community leaders and volunteers who work cooperatively with the State of Vermont to support and improve the quality of life for Vermonters.The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development awards the competitive grants, based on recommendations of the Vermont Community Development Board and approval of Secretary Kevin Dorn.2005 Cycle III Implementation Grants$301,036 City of Montpelier: Grant to fund the One More Home Campaign, a public service program to provide technical assistance to single family homeowners to add accessory apartments to their homes. Grant to remediate brownfield sites at the former Salt Shed and adjacent Turntable Park on Stone Cutters Way. The remediation will enable redevelopment and re-use of both sites.For additional information about the Governors Vermont Brownfields Initiative, please see the Agency of Commerce and Community Development website at: http://www.dhca.state.vt.us/brownfields/index.htm(link is external). For information about the Vermont Community Development Program, please see the Agency of Commerce and Community Development website at: http://www.dhca.state.vt.us/VCDP/index.htm(link is external)last_img read more

Mulvaney to join NAFCU’s June 29 member call-in

first_imgHouse Financial Services Committee member Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., will provide credit unions his perspective on key issues during NAFCU’s June 29 member-only call-in, “2Q Advocacy Update.”Mulvaney last year introduced the NAFCU-backed “National Credit Union Administration Budget Transparency Act” (H.R. 2287/S. 924),  a bill to require NCUA to hold yearly budget hearings and release its draft budgets for comment. The House bill was marked up and reported favorably by the panel last December. In other action supported by NAFCU, he has called for a Government Accountability Office study of nearly every aspect of NCUA’s budgeting and expenditure practices.All members are encouraged to attend the June 29 call, said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. “Representative Mulvaney has been a staunch ally of credit unions, leading the push in the House for NCUA budget transparency,” Berger said. “We thank him for his support on this issue and look forward to hearing what he has to say during next week’s call.”Mulvaney will speak to NAFCU members at the top of the June 29 member-only call. Attendees will also hear from Berger, Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Carrie Hunt, Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler, Director of Regulatory Affairs Alexander Monterrubio, Director of Regulatory Compliance Brandy Bruyere, Director of Political Affairs Dan O’Brien and Chief Economist and Director of Research Curt Long. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more