Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Summer Parties That SizzleYou’ll likely host a party or two this summer, and you want it to be an event guests remember. From dinner parties and backyard barbecues to an easy Sunday morning get-together, the most important thing at the end of the day is that you, along with your guests, have a really great time. Why entertain otherwise?“Creating a seamless summer party is all about preparation,” says Nate Berkus, noted interior designer and artistic advisor to LG Studio. “I always tell people the most important thing is that everyone, including the host, is enjoying themselves. Make sure you brew coffee ahead of time, set out a pitcher of lemonade and decorate with a bouquet of fresh flowers. Don’t over-complicate anything from food to decor, and everything else will fall into place.”1. Be preparedYou don’t want to be sweating the small details once the party gets started. Have your food and beverage options ready to go before guests even step in the door. Bake pastries ahead of time, brew coffee and order in from your favorite restaurant, and set it all up on the kitchen counter or island. Put silverware and glassware out, buffet-style; it’s so much easier than trying to coordinate a sit-down dinner. Plus, your guests can help themselves so you get to mingle and enjoy yourself as well.You’ll immediately elevate a summer beverage like lemonade by adding lavender or berries, and serving it in a chic glass pitcher. “I love to create a signature cocktail at any party I host – it just feels special,” Berkus says. “Set up a bar cart in the corner with other drink options, linen napkins and gold stirrers and let guests refill as they need.”2. Simplify the menuThe secret to any great party is choosing menu items that you can prepare ahead and that will totally wow your guests.“I don’t cook but luckily I have great friends – and a husband – who do,” Berkus says. “My good friend Athena Calderone of Eyeswoon makes this amazing Spinach and Goat Cheese Frittata that’s perfect to serve any size group – from two to 10. It’s truly the perfect entree for a Sunday brunch. I’m sharing the recipe because you’re going to want to try it.”When you’re in the kitchen, make sure you’ve got the right tools and equipment – dependable appliances are a must.“The new line of appliances from LG Studio that I helped design combines the highest quality in design with the best of the best in terms of functionality,” Berkus says. “It features a timeless, pro-style design that you’ll love today and 10 years from now, along with flexible performance.”For example, the new double wall oven from LG Studio can help you cook like a pro in your own home with features like an exclusive four-mode ”true convection” technology for even heat distribution and even cooking on every rack, along with a gliding rack system that extends over the open oven door for easy and safe access to food.3. Style seamlesslyPick a color scheme and stick to it, then mix in neutral and wovens with things like napkin rings and small vases to create interesting texture that won’t overpower your guests. Floral arrangements or touches of greenery are a great nod to summer and will dress up any table.“I love blushes and naturals for summer parties; it feels really fresh and inviting,” Berkus says. “As far as greenery goes, I’m loving potted succulents and air plants. They create unexpected moments, and are a talking point. Green branches in vases are another great way to add height and color.”4. Repurpose the things you loveYou want your party decor to be on-point, but every party has a budget.“I always tell people to use what they already have,” Berkus says. “Pull things from around your house, like vases, trays, ceramics bowls, etc. They’ll look great whether repurposed for the buffet table, or incorporated into the tablescape.”If it’s an outdoor party, think about using your favorite lamps, throw pillows or even a rug outside to elevate the decor and really set the scene for your gathering.These few simple steps are the key to creating a beautiful, seamless summer gathering that your guests will talk about for months to come. And the most important thing to remember is to enjoy the moment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSSummer Gatherings Previous articleBlock texting while driving on your teen’s phone? There’s an app for thatNext articleBreaking: Despite rain, Symphony Under the Stars still “a go” Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate
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Facebook Twitter Local NewsBusiness Permian Basin Drilling Report: May 17 – May 23 Previous articleCOMMUNITY CALENDAR: Week of May 2, 2018Next articleChamber’s first female CEO brings groups together admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp By admin – May 27, 2018 Home Local News Business Permian Basin Drilling Report: May 17 – May 23 Permit applications approved by the Texas Railroad Commission for May 17 through May 23 for Districts 7C, 8 and 8A. Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of permits approved for that leasehold.Ajax Resources, LLC, Vineyard HZ L Unit, Martin, new drill (3).Apache Corporation, Mohican Unit, Reeves, new drill (3).BHP Billiton Petroleum (TxLa Operating) Co., State Burner 57-T1-45×40 SA, Reeves, new drill.Blackbeard Operating, LLC, Sealy-Smith Foundation B, Winkler, new drill (2); Marooner, Winkler, new drill; 6 Pounder NWNE, Crane, new drill.Boaz Energy II Operating, LLC, R.E. 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Fuller NCT-1, Scurry, recompletion; Cogdell Canyon Reef Unit, Scurry, recompletion; Southeast Levelland Unit, Hockley, recompletion; Wasson ODC Unit, Yoakum, recompletion.Oxy USA, Inc., Block 31 Unit, Crane, recompletion (8); Powell 1001, Glasscock, new drill; Powell 1002, Glasscock, new drill; Powell 1003, Glasscock, new drill; Powell 1004, Glasscock, new drill; Powell 1005, Glasscock, new drill.Oxy USA WTP, LP, Bengal 27-34-4N, Reeves, new drill; Liger 22-34-5N, Reeves, new drill; Sharon Ridge Canyon Unit, Scurry, recompletion (2); Toyah West 4-9, Reeves, new drill; Toyah 4-9-4N, Reeves, new drill; Toyah 4-9-6N, Reeves, new drill; Toyah 4-9-7N, Reeves, new drill.PA Prospect, LLC, County Road 449 SWD, Reeves, new drill.Parallel Petroleum, LLC, Texas Tea, Andrews, new drill.Parsley Energy Operations, LLC, Waha, Reeves, new drill (2); Sebastian 19-18-H, Upton, new drill (2).PDC Permian, Inc., Sugarloaf 7475 1U, Reeves, new drill; Sugarloaf 7475 2U, Reeves, new drill; Sugarloaf 7475 3U, Reeves, new drill; Hanging H State 70, Reeves, field transfer.Perry Producing Company, Inc., Perry 18, Martin, new drill; Flower Grove SWD, Martin, new drill.Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc., Midkiff 1N, Midland, new drill; Brook B-12S, Upton, new drill; Brook B-12T, Upton, new drill; Brook B-12U, Upton, new drill.Pitts Energy Co., State School Board ZZ, Reeves, reclass.PRI Operating, LLC, Nyala Unit 9C, Reeves, new drill; Nyala Unit 9D, Reeves, new drill.QEP Energy Company, University 7-31B, Martin, new drill.Ring Energy, Inc., Ellen B. 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Kyle 26, Loving, new drill.Rosetta Resources Operating, LP, Calamity Jane, Reeves, new drill (4); Ragan Smith State 36-37 Unit A, Reeves, new drill (3); Ragan Smith State 36-37 Unit B, Reeves, new drill (2).RP Operating, LLC, Goldenrod 13, Reagan, new drill.RSP Permian, LLC, Rudd Draw 29-3, Loving, new drill.Sabalo Operating, LLC, TCB 39-34, Howard, new drill; Garon 27-22, Howard, new drill.Sable Permian Resources Land, LLC, Cope 107-108, Reagan, new drill.SEM Operating Company, LLC, Mayer, Irion, new drill; University 38-40, Irion, new drill.SM Energy Company, Annalea SWD, Martin, new drill; Fletch, Howard, new drill.Steward Energy II, LLC, Redemption 208, Gaines, new drill.Stronghold Energy II Operating, LLC, Sealy & Smith Foundation B, Winkler, new drill; Saddleback, Winkler, new drill.Summit Petroleum LLC, Banay, Midland, new drill.Surge Operating, LLC, Newdge 06-43, Howard, new drill (2); Wright Unit A 44-41, Howard, new drill; Hamlin Unit 19-30, Howard, new drill; Nessie Unit B 34-46, Borden, new drill.Texland Petroleum, LP, Martin Estate, Yoakum, recompletion; Northeast Ackerly Dean Unit, Dawson, new drill (3).Three Span Oil & Gas, Inc., Mapache Grande 144, Scurry, new drill.Wilbanks Reserve Corporation, ODC/San Andres Unit, Gaines, new drill.WPX Energy Permian, LLC, Roadrunner State 2, Reeves, new drill (2).XTO Energy, Inc., Blalock 1309, Glasscock, new drill.RAILROAD COMMISSION Rattler Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot WhatsApp Pinterest Summer Spaghetti SaladSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleCreamy Fruit SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Octopus Energy U.S. to Discount Customers’ Bills by as Much as 90% Congressman Mike Conaway talks to the Odessa American on Jan. 7, 2018. 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News UpdatesISCKON A Well Known Trademark; Bombay HC Restrains Clothing Manufacturer From Using Trade name ‘ISCKON’ [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap28 Jun 2020 8:33 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Friday granted permanent injunction against a clothing manufacturer from using the trade name ISCKON and declared that the International Society For Krishna Consciousness (ISCKON) is a well known trade mark in India within the meaning provided in Sections 2 (1)(zg) of the Trade Marks Act, 1999. Justice BP Colabawalla heard the commercial IP suit filed by…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Friday granted permanent injunction against a clothing manufacturer from using the trade name ISCKON and declared that the International Society For Krishna Consciousness (ISCKON) is a well known trade mark in India within the meaning provided in Sections 2 (1)(zg) of the Trade Marks Act, 1999. Justice BP Colabawalla heard the commercial IP suit filed by ISCKON against Isckon Apparel Pvt Ltd and observed- “I have no doubt in my mind that the Plaintiff’s trade mark ISKCON has come to enjoy a personality that is beyond the mere products/services rendered thereunder and the recognition, reputation and goodwill of the said trade mark ISKCON is today no longer restricted to any particular class of goods or services.” As reported earlier, Justice Colabawalla in an order dated March 6, had granted ad-interim injunction against the defendant apparel company. Advocate Hiren Kamod appeared on behalf of the plaintiffs along with Advocates Vaibhav Keni and Neha Iyer instructed by Legasis partners and Director of the Defendant company Roshan Baid was also present during the hearing via video conferencing. Roshan Baid told the Court that Iskcon Apparel Private Limited has changed its name to Alcis Sports Private Limited and that as on today ‘Isckon Apparel’ does not exist. He submits that he has served a copy of his affidavit-cum-undertaking dated June 23 upon the plaintiff submitting to a decree in terms of prayer clauses (a), (b) and (c) of the plaint and has given an undertaking that the defendants will not use the trademark / name ISKCON by itself or as a part of the trade mark /name or in any manner whatsoever including the impugned expression “Formerly known as ISKCON”. Hiren Kamod submitted that in view of the averments made in the plaint and the documents produced therewith, apart from decreeing the suit in terms of prayer clauses (a), (b) and (c) of the plaint, the plaintiff is entitled to a declaration that its trade mark ISKCON is a well-known trade mark in India. Late Acharya Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada started the Krishna Consciousness Movement in the name and style of “International Society for Krishna Consciousness” (ISKCON) in New York, United States of America. Within a short span of time, the said movement spread all over the world and gained immense popularity and/or name and fame, Kamod contended. He submitted that presently, there are more than 600 ISKCON temples/65 eco-farm communities, 110 Vegetarian Restaurants and centers all over the world including in India. Justice Colabawalla observed- “At the outset, it is important to note that the claim of the Plaintiff that ISKCON is a well-known trade mark is not disputed by the Defendant. It is clear that ISKCON is a coined trademark of the Plaintiff, that is to say that the said term ISKCON did not exist prior to the Plaintiff’s adoption and use of the same. Since it is a coined trademark which is associated exclusively with the Plaintiff, it undoubtedly deserves the highest degree of protection. The documents / material evidently show that the Plaintiff’s trade mark ISKCON has acquired immense and long-standing reputation and goodwill throughout India and abroad. There can be no doubt that the trade mark ISKCON is associated with the Plaintiff and no one else.” Furthermore, the Court said- “In view of the above, I have no doubt in my mind that the Plaintiff’s trademark ISKCON has come to enjoy a personality that is beyond the mere products/services rendered thereunder and the recognition, reputation and goodwill of the said trade mark ISKCON is today no longer restricted to any particular class of goods or services. From the material placed on record, it is evident that – (a) the Plaintiff’s trademark ISKCON has wide acceptability; (b) the popularity of the Plaintiff’ s trademark ISKCON extends not only in India but in other countries as well; (c) the Plaintiff is using its trade mark ISKCON openly, widely and continuously since the beginning; and (d) the Plaintiff has taken several actions against various infringers in the past. I am therefore of the opinion that Plaintiff’s trade mark ISKCON satisfies the requirements and tests of a well-known trade mark as contained in Sections 11(6), 11(7) and other provisions of the Trade Marks Act, 1999.” Thus, Court held the Plaintiff’s trademark ISKCON is a ‘well-known’ trade mark in India within the meaning provided in Sections 2 (1)(zg) of the Trade Marks Act, 1999 and decreed the suit.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Story
Donegal County Council says the Donegal Civil Defence volunteers played a major role in recent Papal VisitThey were involved on the ground in both the Phoenix Park, Dublin and at Knock Shrine, Mayo in supporting the Principal Response Agencies (An Garda Siochana and the National Ambulance Services).At Knock Shrine, 140 volunteers were on duty, coordinated by Rose Doherty, Mayo Civil Defence Officer.The 140 volunteers were drawn from counties Donegal, Sligo, Roscommon, Galway and Laois. While their main role was assisting the An Garda Siochana in terms of safety and stewarding at the event, volunteers were also involved in supporting the National Ambulance Service providing medical assistance.Volunteers were on duty from Saturday night at 10.30pm until Sunday afternoon at 13.00pm.Donegal Civil Defence provided 24 volunteers and 2 ambulances to the duty at Knock, manned by eight Emergency Medical Technicians.Laois Civil Defence provided Communications to the event through their Incident Command Vehicle using the TETRA network, which ensured efficient communications between Civil Defence, the Gardaí and the National Ambulance Service for the duration of the event.Roscommon Civil Defence Welfare Unit provided food for all volunteers on duty over the Saturday night and Sunday. Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Donegal Civil Defence volunteers praised for role in Papal visit Twitter By News Highland – August 30, 2018 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest Previous articleAdvertising watchdog received 64 complaints about Libertys billboardNext articlePublic meeting to discuss planned post office closures in Gweedore News Highland Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Harps come back to win in Waterford
iStock/Thinkstock(MISSOURI CITY, TX) — A woman opened fire at a large food warehouse in Texas early Monday, killing a manager and injuring a fellow employee, authorities said.The alleged shooter, an employee of the warehouse, also died after the incident and subsequent shootout at the Ben E. Keith Foods building in Missouri City, about 20 miles outside of Houston, police said.Employee Kristine Peralez allegedly shot the two victims around 2 a.m. when about 20 to 25 employees were in the facility, according to the Missouri City Police.Responding police engaged the suspect in a shootout and she later died, Missouri City Police Chief Mike Berezi said at a news conference.Warehouse manager Francisco Reyes was shot and died at the scene, police said, and employee Fredencio Janas was hospitalized to be treated for a gunshot wound to his leg.The suspect’s motive is unclear, Berezi said.“A SWAT team conducted an extensive search of the building and no additional suspects or victims were discovered,” Berezi said in a statement.“This is the first active shooter situation Missouri City has encountered and we want to assure the public that the shooting did not affect any area outside of the Ben E. Keith facility,” Berezin added. “The scene is completely contained.”About 431 people work at the facility, police said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Lord Runar/iStockBy BILL HUTCHISON, ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — Nearly 11,000 lightning strikes over 72 hours ignited hundreds of fires across California that have roared through wildland, destroyed homes and forced thousands to evacuate.The historic lightning siege left firefighters scrambling from one end of the state to the other and Gov. Gavin Newsom, who declared a statewide emergency, calling for extra personnel and equipment to battle the conflagrations from the ground and from the air.“What has occurred over the last 72 hours has certainly stretched the resources of this state,” Newsom said at a news conference on Wednesday.The fires have come during a record-breaking heatwave in California, with temperatures soaring past 100 degrees every day this week.“Over the past 72 hours, California has experienced a historic lightning siege,” said Jeremy Rahn, division chief of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, aka Cal Fire.Rahn said that more than 10,849 lightning strikes had started 367 new fires since Monday, adding that “resources are depleted as new fires continue to ignite.”No deaths have been reported, but multiple people have been injured attempting to flee the fires, officials said. Two of the largest are in Northern California.The so-called SCU Lightning Complex fire, which started on Tuesday, had burned more than 85,000 acres across Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties and was only 5% contained on Wednesday afternoon.Farther north, in Sonoma and Napa counties, which have been devastated by massive fires in recent years, more than 46,000 acres had burned in the LNU Lightning Complex blaze, which has destroyed or damaged 100 structures and was threatening 1,900 others, officials said.Evacuation orders were issued in cities throughout Sonoma and Napa counties.Marcia Ritz, an artist, told ABC News that she and her husband fled their Spanish Flats mobile home park in hills of Napa County near Lake Berryessa. When Ritz returned to the mobile home park, her residence and her neighbors’ had been destroyed.“The worst part is, I’m an artist and I lost all my artwork,” Ritz said.As she shined a flashlight where her home of 13 years had stood, Ritz, who also runs a nearby general store, tearfully exclaimed to her husband, “Oh my God, there’s nothing.”“My house was so nice, too,” she said. “We’ve had fires around us for years. For four years in a row we’ve had fire problems, but it’s never gotten like this.”Ritz said she and her husband were working at the store and monitoring fire conditions on Tuesday.“And then it was like, we have to get out,” she said.In Southern California, firefighters had gotten a handle on the Apple Fire in the Cherry Valley of Riverside County, according to Cal Fire. The blaze, which ignited July 31, was 95% contained on Wednesday after burning more than 33,000 acres, destroying four structures and injuring four people.Mandatory evacuations also were ordered in the Santa Clarita Valley of Los Angeles County, where the Lake Fire, which started on Monday in the Angeles National Forest near Lake Hughes, was 38% contained on Wednesday after burning 26,000 acres, officials said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Related posts:No related photos. This month’s newsSafety study Occupational accident investigations need to be led by line managers ratherthan safety professionals if they are to be effective, says RoSPA. A study ofpractices by investigation expert Dr John Kingston found that emphasis needs tobe put on identifying underlying weaknesses in health and safety managementsystems rather than on apportioning blame. Mobiles risk alert Mobile phones may cause kidney damage, research by the European ResearchInstitute for Electronic Components has found. The research indicates thatexposure to low-level radiation from the phones can cause red blood cells toleak haemoglobin, a build-up of which can lead to heart disease and kidneystones. The Department of Health says the study will be examined by a committeedue to report on phone safety next year. Hospital aggro ban Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, is to refuse to treat violent patientsafter staff said they can no longer cope with soaring levels of alcohol- anddrug-induced aggression and harassment. But legal experts have warned that thehospital may face lawsuits if there is an error of judgement in choosing who totreat on this basis. Mental health alert The Mental Health Foundation has produced a new booklet aimed at increasingawareness of stress at work. Mental Health in the Workplace advises on reducingthe causes of stress at work. Mental health problems lead to the loss of 91million working days a year. Musculoskeletal aid HSE-funded research into the risk of musculoskeletal disorders in theworkplace has resulted in a prototype assessment tool. The developers believe itcould lead to improvements in work environments and equipment. Call centre probe The HSE will conduct research into call centres, which it defines as “awork environment in which the main business is conducted via the telephone whilesimultaneously using DSE”. The research will take the form of aquestionnaire to be discussed with managers, call handlers, unionrepresentatives and occupational health professionals. Hepatitis precaution Care workers, prison officers, paediatric nurses and overseas employees areamong those most at risk from contracting hepatitis A or B, according to arecent report. Hepatitis A and B: a Guide to the Occupational Risks recommendsthese “at risk groups” should be vaccinated. Asbestos ban is law The Asbestos (Prohibitions) (Amendments) Regulations 1999 came into force inGreat Britain on 24 November. It is now illegal to import, supply or usechrysotile (white asbestos.) The ban comes five years ahead of the Europeandirective deadline banning the marketing and use of the substance in memberstates. Hazards directives The HSE has announced the formation of a new Hazardous InstallationsDirective (HID) which incorporates the Chemical and Hazardous InstallationsDivision (CHID), the Offshore Safety Division (OSD) and HM Mines Inspectorate. Semiconductor study The HSE is asking former and current employees of National SemiconductorUK’s Greenock factory to take part in a study to investigate concerns overcancer in the semiconductor industry. The study will compare the number ofcases of cancer in the workforce since 1970 with a similar-sized Scottishworkforce in a different industry. Researchers expect the investigation to becompleted in about a year. Risks of MDFreport The HSE has published a Hazard Assessment Document for medium densityfibreboard (MDF), following the announcement in October 1997 that it would beinvestigating its effects on the health of workers. The report includesscientific evidence on the effects of MDF exposure. Next Article Comments are closed. NewsOn 1 Jan 2000 in Musculoskeletal disorders, Personnel Today
American broadcaster CNN was inspired by the recent visit of American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to the north-west to recommend activities for her to enjoy during her stay. It put Accrington-based pie company Holland’s Pies on her proposed itinerary, deciding the company is synonymous with the region. CNN reporters were taken on a tour of the production line, where they witnessed emp-loyees turning out pies and puddings. While they were touring the bakery, 20,000 pies came out of the ovens, contri-buting to the 1,500,000 that are produced by Holland’s every week.Commenting on the visit, Holland’s senior brand manager, Dawn Williams, said: “It seems our reputation is sprea-ding. A full news crew in the factory was pretty unusual, but the CNN team was trying to show Ms Rice the best of the north-west, and there’s nowhere else to start. “Ms Rice didn’t manage to fit us into her whirlwind visit in the end,” she added, “but when she wants the best pies in Britain she’ll know where to come.”
Bakery sales rose 6.1% to £3,438m in 2006, above the average 3.6% growth seen in the grocery sector, according to new data from Information Resources (IRI).IRI, which tracks sales data from the major supermarkets says that bakery sales were worth £3,438m in the 52 weeks to December 30.That compares to an average 3.6% growth across the grocery retailers whose sales were tracked. Sales in the grocery sector were worth £84,743m in 2006, IRI says.In the food sector, fresh fish saw the strongest sales growth, up 11.2% to £1,022m. Frozen food sales fell by 0.3% to £3,765m.