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October 29 2014


Primark to open in Truro

Popular high street brand Primark will be coming to to Cornwall for the first time as it sets up shop in a 50,000 sq ft store at Lemon Quay in Truro city centre.

Primark, which has agreed a 20 year lease with Schroder UK Property Fund, is aiming to open the store in 2016.

Schroder UK Property Fund bought the 165,619 sq ft Lemon Quay retail parade in Truro in November 2013. In order to accommodate Primark’s arrival at Lemon Quay, they will be moving Fabrics, Peacocks, HMV and Tony Pryce Sports out of smaller units and creating a new unit for O2.

Works will begin in January 2015 to provide Primark with the agreed 50,000 sq ft of space, which will be handed over to the retailer by January 2016 who will then commence internal work ahead of an opening later in 2016.

Harry Pickering, Investment Manager for Schroder UK Property Fund, said: “Having acquired Lemon Quay less than a year ago, we are extremely pleased to be welcoming such a big brand to Truro.

"The letting will significantly boost the city centre’s shopping offer and cement Truro’s reputation as Cornwall’s retail hub. Primark is a really exciting addition for Truro and a popular choice with many of our shoppers and we look forward to welcoming the brand to Cornwall for the first time.”

Loic Rich, Mayor of Truro said: “Truro City Centre is an important retail centre and this will strengthen our position, with more jobs, investment, and a range of benefits to the local community.”

Neil Scott, BID Manager, Totally Truro, said: “Truro’s deserved reputation as the premier retail destination in Cornwall and indeed, one of the best in the south west will be further strengthened with the arrival of Primark.

"The strength of Truro’s retail offer and experience is its unique mix of independent shops and well known high street brands, but there are a few gaps in this mix with Primark being the most talked about retailer that is currently not in Truro. The arrival of their new store in Truro will bring new shoppers into this great little city.”


October 22 2014


Rail flood prevention plans revealed

21 October 2014

Last updated at 06:32

Plans to protect Devon and Cornwall's main rail line in Exeter from repeated flooding have been announced.

Network Rail has named its preferred solution for tackling flooding at Cowley and Stafford bridges in Exeter.

Flooding has resulted in four weeks of disruption over the last two years resulting in delays and closures, loss of profit for businesses in the area and inconvenience to residents.

Business leaders said the work was "long overdue".

Network Rail said it planned to dig out three weirs and dredge the River Exe to improve its flow and a new culvert would be built to divert floodwater.

It also said that new embankments would be constructed to reduce the risk of the river bursting its banks.

Network Rail said such flooding should only happen once every 20 years.

The plans were unveiled at a meeting of the Peninsula Rail Task Force where Network Rail said the work would cost around £15m and start at the end of 2015.

Tim Jones, from the Devon and Cornwall Business Council, said the work was "welcomed" but "long overdue".

"We've got to have some pain before we get the gain, but this is too long," he said.

"This is a vital part of our infrastructure. Rail travel is crucial to the local economy; a lot of business people use that route and they've been unable to do that on a regular basis.

"There's no consistency in the travel and this disruption will continue to happen until this investment is completed."

Joanna Grew, from Network Rail, said: "We are now working with the council and other stakeholders to gather their views on our proposal and will keep the local community updated on our progress."


October 15 2014


Dates announced for 2015 Somersault Festival

Jack Johnson playing at this year's Somersault Festival at Castle Hill Estate, Filleigh. Pic: Andy Casey. Jack Johnson playing at this year's Somersault Festival at Castle Hill Estate, Filleigh. Pic: Andy Casey.

Sarah Howells Tuesday, October 14, 2014

11:03 AM

Somersault Festival will return to North Devon next year with tickets on sale this month.

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The dates have been announced for the 2015 Somersault Festival as it’s confirmed it will return.

The festival, which debuted in North Devon this year, will rbe back at Castle Hill Estate in Filleigh on July 23-27, 2015.

No acts have yet been announced for the festival, and tickets go on sale at the end of this month.


October 08 2014


Eurozone Remains In Question - Ahead Of Wall Street - Nasdaq.com

What all of this boils down to is that the Euro-zone economy not only failed to gain strength in the first half of the year, but may actually have lost some ground. Perhaps the face-off over Ukraine, which is threatening to heat up again following reports of Russian troop movement, isn't so painless for the region after all. The region's economic slide will likely make it all the more difficult for the U.S. government to present a unified Western response to any fresh Russian moves in Ukraine. The stabilization in the Euro-zone economy last year has been one of the bright spots in the global business landscape - and it has been showing up in corporate profitability measures. The overall tone of management commentary about business outlook in the region has been steadily getting better - and that is the overall takeaway from the ongoing Q2 earnings season as well.
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‘Tastes of the world’ in Bideford this Saturday

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

2:36 PM

Try tastes from different cuisines in Jubilee Square.

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Jubilee Square will host its second ‘Tastes of the World’ event on Saturday.

Foods will include Indian, Caribbean and Thai street food as well as chocolate brownies.

Tom Watkins, from Seasonal Samosas said: “The last one was amazing, so many people came to support us and try some new fresh world street food.”

The event will run from 4:30pm until 9pm.


October 03 2014


Fasterskier.com ? Stephen Crushes Competition In Blink Festival Opener

Burke called the race both a shock to the system and really tough, but said he was pleased with his effort. I am not in my best shape, but I was really happy with my effort, Burke wrote in an email. It was a great experience to race with some of the best biathlon and cross country athletes on such a challenging course. Maurice Manificat of France celebrates his win in the 2014 Blink Festival hill climb. (Photo: Skifestivalen Blink/Facebook) Bailey agreed, stating that extended uphill races are definitely not my forte but that he was still happy with the race. If nothing less, its a good wake up for the body after traveling, he wrote in an email. Canadian Devon Kershaw also competed and finished in 20th position. TheBlink Festival continues for Stephen Friday with a 10 k criterium race which will take place around a 900 meter loop. She plans to ski aggressive as possible while staying on her feet.
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September 29 2014


Lawton Teen Takes Second Place In Four Star Leadership Program - Kswo, Lawton, Ok- Wichita Falls, Tx: News, Weather, Sports. Abc, 24/7, Telemundo -

All students participated in the persuasive speech or op-ed contests in addition to the Student Congress competition. Former Commander-in-Chief of American and coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, General Franks hosted the camp, and guest speakers at the conference included Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and Lt. Governor Todd Lamb, Attorney General Scott Pruitt, and multiple Olympic Gold medalist Michele Smith. Round trip travel for Murrain and all other participants in the program was generously provided by PepsiCo, Inc. Since 2008, Four Star has welcomed more than 300 high school students from all over the U.S., and 30 international students. Kings, governors, senators, Olympic Gold medalists and top national policy experts have mentored students in developing and demonstrating the core leadership principles of the program: character, common vision, communication, and caring. Each session follows curriculum designed to develop leadership skills and challenge students through team-building exercises, collaboration, spontaneous problem solving and competition. Excursions during the week provide participants opportunities to further develop and employ those skills through cultural experiences and service projects. This life-changing learning experience is the finest kind of investment in a young persons character, education and commitment to a lifetime of leadership, said Gen.
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September 27 2014


Anticipated Earnings Increase For Anadarko Petroleum - Forbes

Revenue is projected to be 18% above the year-earlier total of $3.50 billion at $4.14 billion for the quarter. For the year, revenue is projected to roll in at $17.44 billion. Over the last four quarters, the company has seen an average of 22% year-over-year growth in revenue. The biggest rise came in the most recent quarter, with revenue growing 67% from the year-ago quarter. The majority of analysts (86%) rate Anadarko as a buy. This compares favorably to the analyst ratings of 10 similar companies, which average 57% buys. Anadarko Petroleum is engaged in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas. Newfield Exploration, also in the oil and gas operations industry, will report earnings on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.
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September 22 2014


The Daily Reflector

Kendall Lamont Biggs, 24, 603 Spring Forest Road, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia for April 16 offense. Jacorey Marqual Blunt, 24, 216 Murphy St., Farmville, felony conspiracy for Oct. 29 offense. Jason Lee Brewer, 31, 1649 Hoover St., three counts of larceny defeat anti-theft device for March 21 offense. Darius Brown, 24, 906 Ward St., possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of cocaine for Dec.
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September 18 2014


Win In Cheyenne Concretes Cat's Top Division Standing - Douglas Budget: Sports

There were a couple of times we couldnt get a guy out with two outs head coach Zack Andrews said, which made it hard to get out of innings, and it kind of fell apart at the end. Davies only pitched for 5 innings of the 6 innings the team was in the field, striking out seven Cheyenne batters but getting hit 16 times and allowing 6 earned runs of 10. The Douglas boys had more pluck than to take it laying down, however, bouncing back in the next game and putting the Hawks down in five innings with a mercy rule. The final score, 155. I was pretty proud of them that second game, Andrews said. They came out with a lot of energy and took care of business. Zack Slone came to the mound during the second game, and even with a 2.4 WHIP and 5 BBs, he and his defense managed to keep the run count to 5. The Cats bats were on fire during this second game with a stack of RBI counts. Tristan Gray, Stryker Davies and Devon Burton all batted in 3 runs, with Austin Zimmer topping it off with 4. Wednesdays games against Lovell will be the Douglas Cats senior night for their 2014 season, with some special recognition starting at 4:45 for the seniors playing their last pair of games at Nida Field with the Legion team.
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September 14 2014


Erie Stops B-mets Winning Ways | Wbng-tv: News, Sports And Weather Binghamton, New York | Sports

With two outs, Lara uncorked a wild pitch, prompting Travis to dash home with Eries second run. Xorge Carrillos toss to the plate sailed past Lara and allowed Moya to scamper home on the play. Dixon Machado capped the three-run inning with an RBI double to the right-field gap. Trailing by four, Binghamton fought back and cut the deficit in half in the seventh. With a runner on first, Carrillo started a two-out rally with a single to right. After a walk by Rylan Sandoval loaded the bases, Kyle Johnson ripped a two-run single up the middle, trimming Eries lead to two. Reliever Bryan Augenstein took the reins from Ryan and retired Burgamy, stranding the potential tying run at first. Binghamton continued their comeback bid in the eighth.
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September 10 2014


Try Convincing An Employer To Pay For An Online Degree - Yahoo News

"Even though it's not specific to the content you are learning, you are also developing the soft skills as you go along." Trying to fund your online education? Get tips and more in the U.S. News Paying for Online Education center. Devon Haynie is an education reporter at U.S. News, covering online education.
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September 05 2014


Linn Energy Buys Devon Assets: Assessing The Deal - Stocks To Watch - Barrons.com

ET Linn Energy Buys Devon Assets: Assessing the Deal Larger By Ben Levisohn Devon Energy ( DVN ) agreed to sell non-essential U.S. assets to Linn Energy ( LINE ) for $2.3 billion today, helping it further its transition from natural gas to oil. Bloomberg Wells Fargos David Tameron thinks Devons got a good price from Linn Energy: headline number ahead of expectations; the transaction went off at ~5.1x 2013 EBITDA for majority gas assets (275 MMcf/d, ~1.2 Tcfe of reserves). Not surprised the deal beat our $1.1B estimate which we viewed as conservative, but based on recent conversations with investors, proceeds also above high-end of expectation range (we think Street was modeling $1.2$ 1.4B). The divestment helps further delever Devon Energys balance sheet; management expects to reduce net debt by ~$4B by year-end.
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August 31 2014


Bengals Put Mccarron On Nfi List, Cut Others - Yahoo Sports

The former Alabama star has battled shoulder soreness for most of the offseason. He has missed most of training camp as the Bengals have been cautious and limited his workouts. The Bengals also cut center Trevor Robinson . Robinson, who made the Bengals roster as an undrafted free agent in 2012, started seven games as a rookie. Last year, he appeared in six regular-season games. Russell Bodine is the only center left on the Cincinnati roster. Kyle Cook , the starter at center last season, was released in March. The Bengals also parted with 2012 second-round pick Devon Still.
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August 25 2014


Bulls Counter Departures With A Depth Charge - Sports - The Buffalo News

And Marcus McGill, a junior from Rochester, is even more rugged, at 6-1, 222. He can help the run game blocking in a spread formation. Watch for big, 6-4 possession receiver Ron Willoughby from Ohio to force his way onto the field. Hes had a fine preseason. Red-shirt freshman Jacob Martinez, a fast guy from Florida, may get some time in the slot, too. Theres a lot more numbers there than weve had in the past, Quinn said. Youre not going to see one or two.
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August 20 2014


Osu Football: Former Qb Sanders Catching On As Receiver : Football

As soon as you whip your head around, the balls right there, Sanders said. If youre not ready, youre taking one right in the ear hole. Sanders grew up around OSU football. His father, Scott, played linebacker for the Beavers from 1986-89 and coaches the CV football team. Sanders gets some pointers from his dad, such as making sure he gets an ice bath after practice every day and to make sure to tuck a catch and sprint an extra 10 yards or so to make sure the coaches know hes putting in the work. He just gives me little tips to help me be the best I can be, I think, Sanders said. Receivers coach Brent Brennan and former OSU receiver Kevin Cummings are on hand to help Sanders with the transition.
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August 15 2014


Dickson: Fierce Competitors, But Brothers As Well : Cougarblue.com

Whether its on possessions, third down conversions or a deep threat, I hope to just get into the mix any way I can or making big blocks downfield. BYU has a volume offense, so there are going to be opportunities for wide receivers to make plays. While there may not be a Hoffman-type player for opponents to worry about, seems like Taysom Hill will have plenty of options when he drops back to pass, from the 5-foot-9, 175-pound Dye to the 6-6, 215-pound Mathews. Hey, thats what fall camp is all about: Proving you can pay the price and that the coaches can depend on you. As a receiver you want the ball in your hands, Henderson said. At the same time, if were handing off, you need to be making blocks downfield.
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August 09 2014


Devon Energy Q2 Earnings Meet Expectations, Revenues Beat - Analyst Blog - Nasdaq.com

Financial Health As of Jun 30, 2014, the company's cash balance totaled $1.70 billion versus $6.06 billion as of Dec 31, 2013. Long-term debt as of Jun 30, 2014, was $11.88 billion versus $7.96 billion as of Dec 31, 2013. Capital expenditure in second-quarter 2014 was nearly $1.93 billion. Devon generated cash flow from operations of $2.0 billion in the second quarter, a 47% increase compared to the second quarter of 2013. Other Company Releases EOG Resources Inc. ( EOG ) posted net earnings of $1.45 per share in second-quarter 2014, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.36 by 6.6%. Pioneer Natural Resources Co. ( PXD ) posted earnings of $1.36 per share in second-quarter 2014, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 7.1%.
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August 03 2014


Repealing The Medical-device Excise Tax: Next Steps - Forbes

continues to deteriorate, versus international markets. And these are the largest, global medical-device manufacturers, which can more easily overcome U.S. weakness by beefing up international sales. Smaller, domestic competitors are surely struggling harder. And yet the medical-device excise is still with us although almost everyone says they want to repeal it. What can be done to move the repeal along? I have two suggestions: First, new research is needed to confirm the job losses and other negative consequences anticipated in the previously published research.
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July 31 2014


The Silent Language - News - Donaldsonville Chief - Donaldsonville- La - Donaldsonville, La

30, 2014 @ 11:00 am Updated at 11:05 AM Social News The River Road African American Museum in Donaldsonville recognized its Sign Language Ensemble Saturday night at the Donaldsonville City Hall for its excellence and service to the community, parish and state. The ensemble has participated in several events between New Orleans and Baton Rouge including the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Kwanza at Southern University in Baton Rouge. Jessie Joseph, instructor, explained in the program people no longer say a person is deaf and dumb. The correct phrase is a person is hearing impaired. Joseph says the American Sign Language, the manual language, has progressed and has become more popular in recent years. She also explained how the language is conveyed. After the background on the language, the RRAAMs Sign Language Ensemble performed, celebrated and were honored. New members were also inducted. Donaldsonville City Councilman Lauthaught Delaney said he was very impressed with the ensemble and encouraged them to continue with it. The most important thing is if you keep Christ as the center of your joy then youll go a long way, Delaney said after the group performed its popular song, Jesus, You are the center of my joy. Ascension Parish School Board member Richard Brown said he almost decided not to come due to the weather, but something told him to come through the storm.
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