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Media cuttings mentioning Brinds 2010

Christ sculpture ahead of time Basildon Echo 15/Jan/2010
Nine Thomas Hardye students have Oxbridge in sights Dorset Echo 30/Jan/2010
Members sought for Ashington male voice choir Ashington Journal Live 1/Feb/2010
Short walk to sports complex and schools Yorke Peninsula Country Times 16/FEB/2010
RUGBY UNION: Oxford dominate Alchester Oxford Mail 22/Feb/2010
Afghan drug cartels squeeze poppy farmers France 24 21/MAR/2010
Liberal Democrats Lauch Election Campaign With A Splash! Tiverton People April 9, 2010
Roxby boys take five wins Roxby Downs Sun May 28, 2010
Sun shines for fun run Penarth Times June 2, 2010
Orroroo hosts minis carnival Northern Argus June 2, 2010
Baseball: Catholics' Alderman toasts the Buns Wales Online Jun 16 2010

Ambition moves light years ahead in just a few months 1/July/2010
'Musical is about real kids and the choices they make' Western Mail Jul 24 2010
Tami Lynn Aberegg Livingston Daily JULY 25, 2010
'Chelsea effect' boosts business POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL AUGUST 1, 2010
Buns bounce back for glory South Wales Echo Aug 18 2010
Boy, 11, critical after being hit by motorbike The News, 6 September 2010
Whitbread PLC Franchise and ThirdForce Celebrate 1000th Skills for Life Learner PLC Franchise and ThirdForce Celebrate 1000th Skills for Life Learner 8/Sept/2010
Tournament to hit off tennis season Roxby Downs Sun, 9/Sep/2010
Hotel group Whitbread celebrates 1,000th Skills for Life learner, 9/Sep/2010
20 in tennis tournament Roxby Downs Sun 23 Sep, 2010 10:43 AM
£4m affordable homes boost to help families and elderly Yorkshire Post 30 September 2010
Exhibition will set bells ringing among fans of The Clangers Yorkshire Post 5 October 2010
Brind out of form in tough competition The Daily Advertiser 11 Oct, 2010 01:00 AM
Fake $20 bills circulating in town Ladysmith Chronicle October 11, 2010
New machine can check for sun damage to your skin Daily Record Oct 18 2010
Brind, Eric Norman Wallingford Herald 22 September 2010
Julian Brind MW dies The Drinks Business 20.12.2010
Wine trade mourns death of Julian Brind MW Off Licence News 20/Dec/2010
Alder Grange students taste Junior Apprentice. 21/July/2010
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Christ sculpture ahead of its time

Basildon again showed it was ahead of its time when it welcomed a highly unusual sculpture of the risen Christ.

The figure of Christ by artist Thomas Baylis Huxley-Jones, was hoisted into place above the doorway to St Martin of Tours Church, in the town centre, in 1968.

The piece caused some controversy when it first appeared, and the choice to use fibreglass as the material, when traditionally devotional statues were made of bronze or stone, was seen as shocking.

But the artist was firm in his opinion that a modern church needed a modern sculpture, and designed this semi-abstract masterpiece.

It shows the resurrected Christ pierced by what look like interpreted as arrows. At the time the sculptor said these arrows represented suffering,but could also be interpreted as shafts of heavenly light.

Designed, built and erected by the artists, it was the last thing he ever did- Mr Huxley-Jones died in Chelmsford Hospital a few months later.

Big fan and local artists Carl Brind, 35, of Basildon said: "The sculpture was one of the first pieces of public art in the town centre that I remember as a child. To me, its style is in keeping with that of Basildon's modern cultural surroundings."

SOURCE Basildon Echo
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Alder Grange students taste Junior Apprentice.

Author: Rebecca Sims

Students at a Rawtenstall secondary school were put through their paces when they took part in a Junior Apprentice style scenario.

Year 10 students at Alder Grange Community & Technology School were tasked with two different high-pressure business challenges during Enterprise Week.

Leading businessman Chris Williams became the school's answer to Sir Alan Sugar when he took on the role of the famous tycoon, offering the students his business perspective throughout the week.

Mr Williams, Director at Bury-based Release Money Group, said: "I was incredibly impressed with the ideas each of the teams were coming up with. There were some real stars among the students, who I'd certainly be happy to take on if should they be looking for work experience or a job when they leave school.

"It was great to be involved in the challenge - Alder Grange is a fantastic school and there's a really positive spirit amongst all the students."

The student entrepreneurs were set two tasks throughout the week. They were asked to design and launch their own soap, which included everything from marketing, production and selling. Students also got the chance to glam up when they created two catwalk collections for a fashion show, with help from Freddies and Tufties hair stylists and Sunday Best.

Alder Grange teacher Deborah Brind, who organised Enterprise Week, said the students showed great business acumen throughout the challenge.

"All the students really got stuck into the tasks and worked really hard on the projects. Chris Williams has been fantastic, he really brought his business experience to the challenge and all the students were keen to ask his advice.

"The support of other local businesses has also been brilliant - the students were mentored by business people during the tasks, and it really gave them an insight into working life."

The mentors gave advice while the students learned about conducting market research, working to a budget, calculating profits and addressing ethical issues.

21st July 2010 20:58
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Nine Thomas Hardye students have Oxbridge in sights

NINE sixth form students at the Thomas Hardye School will have Oxbridge in their sights as they knuckle down for their exams this summer.

The Dorchester school looks set to keep up its impressive record for sending pupils to the two most prestigious universities in the country after the latest wave of offers.

Hannah Sanderson says she could realise a childhood dream after she was offered a place at Queens' College Cambridge to study physical natural sciences.

She said: "I said I was going to go to Queens when I was five, then I sort of forgot about it. Then it came to the stage when I had to apply and I got in."

Tom Hearing, who is hoping to study earth sciences at St Edmund Hall Oxford, said there was still work to be done for him and his fellow Oxbridge hopefuls to realise their dream.

He said: "It's going to be hard work."

Mo Uddin, who hopes to read philosophy, politics and economics at St Anne's College Oxford, added: "It's put a lot of pressure on us for the exams but then Oxbridge is all about pressure."

Hoping to join Tom and Mo at Oxford are Rachel Januszewski, Ellie Greenslade and Matt Huxley.

Hannah's fellow sucessful Cambridge applicants are engineers James Brind and Richard Peach and geographer Lucy Bune.

And the bar has been pushed higher for this year's Oxbridge applicants, with many required to get the new A* grade which has been introduced this year.

Thomas Hardye's deputy headteacher and head of sixth form Anthony Moore said: "We have been successful in recent years in helping students get places at Oxford and Cambridge and this has been another excellent year.

"A large number of very good students also apply to very good universities such as Imperial College London and Warwick. But obviously Oxford and Cambridge are extraordinarily difficult to get into and I think it gets more difficult every year. "For nine students to achieve places is great credit to them and their teachers."

See also Students celebrate awards

Thomas Hardye pupils who are set for Oxford or Cambridge

SOURCE Dorset Echo
3:30pm Saturday 30th January 2010

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Members sought for Ashington male voice choir

Posted by The Journal on Feb 1, 10 10:00 AM in Clubs/Societies

About 10 new members are being sought by the Ashington and District Male Voice Choir following the loss of a number of singers in the last year.

The choir meets for rehearsals every Thursday at 7.30pm in Ashington High School.

Anyone interested in joining is welcome to come along, or can make contact with the choir by calling Bob Brind on 01670 790169.

SOURCE Ashington Journal Live
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Short walk to sports complex and schools

Leading a busy family life? Children always playing sport? Alleviate some of the pressure and let them walk to school and practice, suggests Brenton Brind, principal/sales consultant at selling agent LJ Hooker Kadina.

"Situated near the sporting complex, opposite hockey fields and BMX track in Agnes Street, Kadina, is this brick veneer family home, comprising a master bedroom with a large, walk-in robe and renovated and modern en suite and split-system air-conditioner, living room, formal dining, kitchen-family room with split system reverse-cycle air-conditioner, laundry, bathroom and separate toilet.

"Outside, there is a paved outdoor entertainment area which opens to the kitchen-family room, carport under the main roof, two tool sheds (both with concrete floors and one with power), 20' x 20' shed with concrete floor, power and a wide driveway to the entrance, and the front and rear gardens are landscaped.

"If nothing else, you owe it to yourself to book an appointment for an inspection."

Internet id is 10SGZE;

Location: 2 Agnes Street, Kadina
Agent: LJ Hooker Kadina, RLA 1955
Contact: Brenton Brind 8821 3666 or 0408 955 182
PRICE: $299,000

SOURCE Yorke Peninsula Country Times
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RUGBY UNION: Oxford dominate Alchester

BB&O leagues

Oxford maintained their promotion push with a 22-5 home victory over Alchester in the Premier Division.

Jake Dawson bagged Oxford's opening try on 11 minutes after beating two defenders, Dom Coe converting.

Jon Derrick scored Oxford's second from a line-out as their forwards dominated.

Coe converted a third try from Mario Da Silva after playing a big role in creating it.

A penalty from Coe put Oxford 22-0 ahead midway through the second half, while Alchester were rewarded with a try for Andy Blacklock.

Harwell slumped to a 34-12 defeat at home to Thatcham.

Lee Lewis's try was Harwell's only first-half score as they trailed 19-5 at the break.

A scrum taken against the head brought Harwell a try for Rob Froud-Williams converted by Andy Lee from out wide.

Sam Lacy scored a hat-trick of tries as Didcot hammered Abingdon 2nd 62-7 in Division 2 South.

Andy Cook, John Stephens, Joe Pigott, Barry Llewellyn, Ben Brind, John Madley and Greg Arthy also touched down, with Paul Costello kicking six conversions.

SOURCE Oxford Mail
4:58pm Monday 22nd February 2010
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Afghan drug cartels squeeze poppy farmers

File photo of Afghan farmers working in a poppy field in Kandahar. For farmers the world over the equation of over-supply and falling prices is simple and in Afghanistan cartels are hoarding, with stockpiles of opium estimated at 10,000 tonnes.

Afghan farmers and their children watch an unseen US marine platoon with 1/3 marine Charlie Company patrol in Trikh Nawar, a poppy farmland area on the North Eastern outskirts of Marjah. opium prices have fallen over the past year by about 30 percent, to less than 50 dollars a kilogramme.

File photo of Afghan poppy farmer Ismail ,33, useing a blade to score the surface of an opium poppy in order to extract raw opium in Laghman province, along the road which links Kabul to the eastern Ningarhar province.

AFP - Like farmers the world over Haji Afzal has locked in the price for his crop with a forward contract.

Rather than a contract on the Chicago Board of Trade -- like an American wheat farmer or a Thai rice grower -- Afzal was paid 400,000 Pakistani rupees (5,000 dollars) by a middleman for the world's biggest drugs cartels.

Afzal will harvest in a month, when the tall green weeds on his land have burst into scarlet bloom and the poppy bulbs ooze sap that will become opium.

The cash ensured Afzal had all he needed for a good crop -- seed, water, fertiliser, tools -- supplied by the men who will process his opium into heroin and ship it across the world.

But opium prices have fallen over the past year by about 30 percent, to less than 50 dollars a kilogramme, and Afzal worries officials will destroy his plants -- or demand bribes not to.

He also worries his farm will be squeezed between the Afghan government with its Western military backers and Taliban militants who control poppy production in Helmand province, source of most of the world's opium.

Azfal -- not his real name -- lives in Gereshk and is watching closely as US Marines lead efforts to assert government rule in Marjah, a farming district further south down the Helmand River.

The area has for years been controlled by insurgents and drug traffickers who compel farmers to grow poppies, paying for the raw opium they produce or making life difficult if they do not.

"We know the government has started a campaign to eradicate opium," said Azfal, referring to new plans to wipe out poppies.

"Some people are worried, although we know they cannot extend their campaign to our district because there are Taliban who will resist and attack them.

"But we are also worried about the military -- if the Marjah operation goes well, they may plan to extend their operation to other parts of Helmand," he said.

-- Poppy farmers squeezed between drug cartels, corrupt officials --

Marjah is the target of a coordinated campaign to push out militants and drug dealers and establish government control with police and civil services.

Operation Mushtarak ("together" in Dari and Pashto) is the test of a US-led counter-insurgency strategy focused on winning the confidence of local people with a level of security to keep the Taliban and drug lords from returning.

It has not worked in the past because the Afghan government could not ensure a stable and accountable presence with officials immune to the temptations of corruption inherent in the three-billion-dollar-a-year drugs business.

"Drug money is addictive, and is starting to trump ideology," said the head of the UN's Office on Drugs and Crime, Antonio Maria Costa, in a September report.

Cooperation between the Taliban, drug smugglers and corrupt officials has turned areas such as Marjah into mafia fiefdoms.

Militants provide the muscle to coerce farmers to grow poppy and protect the processing labs and smuggling routes through Pakistan to the east, Iran to the west or the former Soviet states to the north.

The Taliban use religion and violence to bolster their power -- telling local people it is un-Islamic, for instance, to send their girls to school, and administering rough justice to ensure compliance.

This "marriage of convenience" has turned Afghanistan into a narco-state comparable to Colombia, Costa said.

Afghan opium funds crime gangs, insurgencies and terrorism in Afghanistan and elsewhere, his report said, adding "collusion with corrupt government officials is undermining public trust, security and the rule of law".

-- Eradication efforts a failure --

In Lashkar Gah, a reconstruction team -- where British bureaucrats lead a multinational team of experts in such areas as governance, justice and counter-narcotics -- has distributed wheat seed to 40,000 Helmand farmers in an effort to provide alternatives to poppy, said deputy head Bridget Brind.

"These sort of counter-narcotics initiatives reduce insurgent influence and increase government authority," she told reporters, adding that the fall in opium prices was matched by a wheat price rise, another reason to switch.

But the figures don't quite match the rhetoric and UNODC has called eradication "a failure."

In 2008-2009, only 10,000 hectares of opium, or less than four percent of land planted, were eradicated.

Norine MacDonald, president of the International Council on Security and Development (ICOS), said: "If these calculations are accurate, it still leaves a staggering 1.4 million people involved in illegal poppy cultivation.

"Despite good intentions and investment in alternative development programmes there is still no structural solution for these millions of Afghans," she told a US Senate hearing in October.

UNODC found opium output down by 10 percent, to 6,900 tonnes in 2009, but said yield rose 15 percent because farmers extracted more opium per bulb.

Production far outstripped annual world demand of 5,000 tonnes, it said.

For farmers the world over the equation of over-supply and falling prices is simple and in Afghanistan cartels are hoarding, with stockpiles of opium estimated at 10,000 tonnes.

That's two years supply of heroin for addicts, or three years of morphine for medical use, according to UNODC.

-- Amid military campaign, smugglers look for other routes --

Nevertheless, the Afghan government this month announced eradication had begun anew in Helmand, Nangahar and Farah provinces, and will soon begin in Kandahar.

Deputy Interior Minister Mohammad Daud Daud said poppy cultivation had stopped in 21 of Afghanistan?s 34 provinces by 2009, but there was "minor" planting in 18 of those provinces this year, suggesting a re-emergence.

He said he hoped the programme would see 25 provinces cleared of poppy by the end of this year.

Interdiction had also failed, with only about two percent of the world's opium seized in Afghanistan, UN figures show.

Sending in the military is having an impact, another expert said on condition of anonymity, comparing it to the short-lived but effective tactics of the Taliban's 1996-2001 regime.

It will only work if the government can provide security along with alternatives, she said, "because there is so much money to be made".

A Helmand smuggler said the Marjah campaign has shaken up kingpins, who are now looking for alternative routes.

"Our main route for transporting drugs to neighbouring districts, provinces and countries was Marjah," he said, giving his name as Haji Abdul Qudos.

As he had already advanced 10 million rupees to farmers, he would be looking for other ways to get the drugs out, not ways to get out of drugs.

"We will find alternative routes or even use Marjah roads, but (the military campaign and presence of police) mean it is more difficult now, with the danger that our opium is sometimes confiscated by international forces," he said.

"At the moment no one's farms have been eradicated but there is the concern that they might be."

SOURCE France 24
21 MARCH 2010 - 06H38
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Liberal Democrats Lauch Election Campaign With A Splash!

By Lewis_Clarke

The Lib Dem Prospective Parliamentary Candidate Dr Jon Underwood was joined by supporters, activists, and well-wishers, for a two hour cruise on the Tivertonian barge by Dandy the shire horse.

They were entertained along the eleven mile canal by the boat's skipper Phil Brind, who outlined the history of the canal and the company, which is situated at the canal basin in Tiverton.

Organisers of the event Jon Underwood, and Devon County Councillor Des Hannon rounded off the evening by telling supporters to convince floating voters to support and vote Liberal Democrat in the forthcoming election.

Dr Jon Underwood said: "It's a huge honour to be chosen to fight in my home constituency. It's clearly going to be a choice between us and the Conservatives once again."

He added: "So many local people have told me they want a change. They want an MP who will put our area first. They want an MP who can help repair our shattered economy. They want an MP with integrity who won't be swayed by vested interests. It is now up to me to persuade my fellow voters I can do just that."

Friday, April 09, 2010, 19:13
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Roxby boys take five wins

In last week's South Australian Primary Schools Amateur Sports Association (SAPSASA) carnival in Adelaide helped their team to a victory in the first game.

While the team, made up the 22 best northern region footballers, lost their next four games they played well, fronting up against bigger and experienced players.

Thankfully they didn't get too overawed by that, and on the Wednesday afternoon they played a team that had not lost a game. The boys won by three points.

They then went on and won their next three games as well.

Overall they won five games and lost four.

Roxby Downs' Jack Millard, Adam Ryan, Shaun King, Jaydn Brind, and Connor Lynch were selected from 120 footballers in a recent Port Augusta carnival to try out for the squad.

This was cut back to 45, then after three training sessions the best 22 were asked to represent the region, which includes Roxby Downs, Port Augusta and Quorn.

SOURCE Roxby Downs Sun
28 May, 2010 01:21 PM
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Sun shines for fun run

THE annual Fun Run organised by Penarth Cytûn took place in sun-drenched Cosmeston Country Park on Saturday.

The runners, who were all sponsored or making donations to support Penarth and District Lesotho Trust, came from nine different churches or fellowships.

The park had never looked better with multi-coloured boats sailing all over the lake.

The Rev'd Kevin Davies, recently-appointed minister from Capel Bethel on his first visit to the park, was most surprised and impressed by its beauty!

The sun shone on Rev'd Prof Teddy Kalongo and the runners as they lined up at the start, and with a loud blast on the whistle they were on their way -- all clutching their water bottles which were so necessary on this hot day.

The hoped-for numbers were lower than expected because of a clash of dates with many Cardiff City supporters from the churches away on that sadly disappointing Wembley adventure.

One group came in strength with the intention of making a claim to fame, and the black-vested runners from Cosmeston Christian Fellowship, who meet in the Community Hall near the Spar shop, swept to success.

In many charity events like this it is usually stated that it is not a race, but they are invariably keenly contested!

Victorious was Simon Parkhouse, with Zac Dyer the leading junior -- both from the Cosmeston Christian Fellowship. Carys Brind from Immanuel Church was first home for the ladies.

The runners from All Saints, St John's Sully, Stanwell Road Baptist and the Cafe International from Tabernacle Baptist, Trinity and Albert Road Methodist and Capel Bethel enthusiastically chased them home.

Dil Samuel, treasurer of PADLT, was the most efficient recorder of all entrants and also noted their finishing order.

Organiser Keith Howells now awaits the sponsor money to be returned (which should be directed to Penarth Cytûn) before being presented formally to PADLT for its support of the Tayatayaneng Junior Academy in Lesotho.

This presentation will take place in a special event which will be announced later, and in which the certificates for all participants will be given.

SOURCE Penarth Times
8:40am Wednesday 2nd June 2010
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Orroroo hosts minis carnival


Grand Final. Roxby Downs 3.5 (23) d Centrals 2.3 (15). Best Players: Southern Flinders - S Combe; Orroroo - Riley Blackwell; Centrals - Sean Kuerchner; Quorn - Jake Ellis; Crystal Brook - Angus Crouch; Roxby Downs - Jaydn Brind; Jamestown-Peterborough - Luke Casey; BBH - Sam Mattey; BMW - Tyson Christopherson.

SOURCE Northern Argus
2 Jun, 2010 10:46 AM
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Baseball: Catholics' Alderman toasts the Buns

Jun 16 2010 by Our Correspondent, South Wales Echo

ST Albans produced a much-improved all-round performance when they returned to Sevenoaks to play Grange Catholics three days after being defeated by Grange Albion on the same pitch.

But the champions pulled out all the stops and captain Nathan Taylor and backstop Nathan Alderman, who blasted 27 in one innings, produced fine displays to see Albion win comfortably.

Patrick Ryan was outstanding with the bat in his first game for a number of seasons. Saturday's game also seemed to be going against Brian Curtis' men at the half way stage where the Buns totalled 33. But the Catholics replied with 51 with Tony Miles 10 and James Sargeant 8.

With an 18-run deficit, they needed a strong second knock and Michael Brandt 18, Steven Hubbard 17 and Tony Cacchia 10 produced the goods to see the Buns post 86 to leave the Catholics wanting 69 runs for victory.

Mike Sullivan 14 and John Collins 7 were the only two batsmen to shine in the run chase and bowlers Anthony Cacchia and Mike Brind aided by some marvellous catching by Sam Burridge saw the Buns enjoy their second trip to Grangetown in a week and win by a twenty run margin.

Grange Albion stay top of the league with four wins out of four after defeating Ely Caerau on Saturday despite being without both front line bowlers Matt Hopkins and Nathan Taylor who was injured in midweek against St Albans.

The Albion batted first and totalled 64 with Michael Lucas scoring 16 and Gary Jones 9. All rounder Lucas removed Ely for just 22.

Ely's second innings was much improved as they reached 67 with David Pugh 17, Steve Lewis 12 and Anthony Dolbear 10 again making a decent contribution.

Dean Brockway shared the bowling duties this time with Lucas showing the Albion strength in depth in the bowling department. The league leaders then eased their way to 26 for the loss of three men for a comprehensive victory.

SOURCE Wales Online
Jun 16 2010
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Ambition moves light years ahead in just a few months

In April 2010, Witan Jardine one of London's longest standing, and award winning, executive recruitment consultant companies, was renamed Ambition. In 2008 it became part of the Ambition Group, a specialist recruitment firm with complementary international offices covering Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. This has made it one of the few recruitment firms that can offer both local expertise and global coverage. The name change was initiated this year to reinforce the company's pedigree.

Ambition Group has a policy of ensuring that it focuses on consistently delivering a service quality above expectation. A sentiment reiterated in its mission statement 'To continue to develop as a major, quality recruitment consultancy, providing superior value by sustaining and building on long-term relationships with high calibre clients and candidates and continually training and developing all our people.'

One route to help the London office consistently deliver a quality service has been to update its recruitment software solution from the previously used Bond Adapt V8, an over configured system that consultants were finding difficult to use. The system also lacked many modern features, such as integrated email and candidate texting. Kirsty Bridgewater, IT manager at Ambition, explained in more detail: "If anything, the Adapt system was too customisable! Over the years it had become more difficult to use. We also had to rely on an external company to support the system and to help us make even simple system changes. It really was becoming a burden. It was complicated to use, time-consuming for our consultants and expensive to maintain. We needed a better solution."

Kirsty continues: "Recruitment is, basically, a simple process that does not require over-configured solutions. We wanted a system that could be administered in-house on a day-to-day basis and one that would give us better visibility of the business and that would free our consultants from laborious and time consuming administrative tasks."

When Kirsty joined Ambition, early in 2010, the hunt was already on for a new software system. However, she was very pleased to see that ITRIS Recruitment Software had already made it onto the shortlist. "I had been using ITRIS since 2004 at a former company and had always been impressed by its functionality."

There were many other ITRIS advocates at Ambition too and eventually it was decided that it was the best solution, offering the desired business visibility and accurate reporting functionality. It also offered the best functionality for the consultants, who would be using the system every day. "In a company employing 70 people, 40 of them are consultants, so it really was their needs that were at the top of our list of priorities," said Kirsty.

ITEC, the creator of ITRIS, is a proactive company and is constantly developing upgrades for ITRIS to meet the changing needs of the industry, "The company is keen to listen to suggestions about possible mini upgrades and usually lets you have these at no extra charge," said Kirsty.

Having made the decision to change to ITRIS, the directors at Ambition wanted a fast changeover so that they could quickly experience the benefits of improved visibility of business activities that ITRIS could offer them.

ITRIS went live in a head-spinning 12 weeks. Kirsty explains the implementation process: "The first stage was to extract information from our existing system and turn it into data that could be used by ITRIS. This was undertaken by a third-party, who liaised with ITEC. Then we undertook a data mapping exercise with ITEC, followed by a dry run data import, testing and finally a live data import.

"The support offered by ITEC during this rapid implementation period was good," said Kirsty. "Craig Hillsdon at ITEC, who was responsible for the migration, is very good at what he does and was always available to offer us advice. It was mostly achieved remotely, but we did have two members of ITEC's support team present on the day we went live, to support our consultants and help us iron out any issues that might arise." All in all, a painless process. All of the Ambition consultants undertook around six hours of training each on ITRIS on the lead-up to, and after, roll out of the system. Ambition did this in-house using its own knowledge of the system.

One month on from going live with ITRIS and the consultants at Ambition are impressed. Senior consultant, Lisa Solomons, is very happy with the system. She said: "It is very user friendly. Everything is easily accessible and when I know exactly how to navigate around it is going to save me so much time."

Philip Diamond, administration support, is also a happy man: "Generally, its speed and efficiency is good. There is no three second delay when navigating into a document and then back to ITRIS, a problem that we experienced with our old system."

Neil Phillips, associate director likes it too. He said: "I love the colours! Seriously, I think the ability of ITRIS to integrate with Outlook, and its time saving benefits - not having to duplicate lots of work - really make it a great solution for us."

"We are in a much better position today thanks to ITRIS, than we were before we installed the system, " said Kirsty. "It is light years away from our previous system in terms of business visibility. It also has some great front line functionality and it has really given us back control. One of the most important features of ITRIS for our business is its integration with Outlook. The automated recording of tasks is also a big benefit and the consultants do not need to duplicate tasks, which can be time consuming for them.

Today, recruitment consultants need to have as many tools immediately available to them to help identify potential candidates to fill positions quickly. With the increasing use of the Internet this task is getting tougher and competition is hot. Any time-saving advantages that a company can give to their consultants is a huge benefit. ITRIS can also ensure the retention of intellectual property when a consultant moves on.

ITRIS Recruitment Software was inspired by recruiters. It is a robust, scalable, feature-rich system. It is an extremely flexible and powerful recruitment software system that contains all the functionality needed 'off the shelf' regardless of the type of recruitment you are involved in. However, that doesn't mean that it is a One-size-fits-all solution. It is also configurable on a user-by-user basis, so that you are only exposed to the functionality you really need. If your business needs change you can easily switch functionality back on again. There are no extra charges for additional modules or 'configuration' charges.

Concluding, Mike Brind, operations director at ITEC Systems, said: "We put a large emphasis on investing in our in-house technical skills, covering both development and support, which means we are well placed to successfully meet the challenges posed by fast migrations, such as was required by Ambition, and to continue servicing their needs. Our client services team and trainers are all ex-recruiters, so they understand what customers go through when changing systems."

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'Musical is about real kids and the choices they make'

Jul 24 2010 by Karen Price, Western Mail

With two leading theatre lights penning their new musical, a planned trip to the Edinburgh Festival and Dylan Thomas' grandson as their patron, Cardiff-based Unknown Theatre Company are going from strength to strength. Karen Price finds out more

HE'S the music director of both the new West End hit Legally Blonde and John Barrowman's prime-time TV series Tonight's The Night.

But Matt Brind - who has also just become a father for the first time - has taken time out of his hectic schedule to compose the music for a brand new stage production which is being premiered by a youth theatre in Wales this week.

As a teenager, Brind worked with the Cardiff-based Unknown Theatre Company and he says that it was this valuable experience which has helped him carve out his successful career.

He was therefore only too keen to give something back to the group and joined forces with another theatre professional, Lesley Ross, to create the new musical Life, Actually.

"The Unknown Theatre Company did so much for me in my younger days," says Cardiff-born Brind, whose credits include stage shows Desperately Seeking Susan and Me And My Girl.

"They put a lot of faith in me and gave me a lot of opportunities as a young lad which helped me to go on to be successful in London. It's now massively important for me to help them - not only because they helped me but because it's important to keep the youth musical theatre tradition strong for young people in Wales."

Brind and Caerphilly-born Ross, who has worked for the National Theatre and is renowned for his Shakespearean adaptations, started working on Life, Actually for the Unknown Theatre Company about six years ago. They had previously collaborated on Gold Woman, which the youth theatre had taken to the Edinburgh Festival.

"Due to our work schedules, it's taken a while to get this one off the ground," admits Brind, who lives in London with wife Laura and two-week-old Alfie.

The pair worked on their initial ideas with some of the children.

Ross says: "We were trying to avoid a glitzy all-dancing, all-singing show. Since then the whole High School Musical phenomenon has happened, which is kind of the antithesis to this. This is about real kids and the real choices they make. There is a little bit of glitz and glamour - we've not forgotten we are doing a musical, but we're trying to do something a little bit more real."

Life, Actually is set in a school that's about to close down and the production leaps forward 15 years when the teenagers can see the outcomes of the potential choices they have for their futures.

"The characters have a vision of the future and do what they can to change it."

Life, Actually is the latest in a series of new commissions performed by Unknown Theatre Company, which was launched around 13 years ago.

"We set it up because at the time there were not all of the stage schools that there are now," says Cardiff schoolteacher and mother-of-two Jane Donoghue, who was one of the founders.

"Adult theatre companies occasionally needed a child in their shows but that was it. We set up our own company and it's gone from strength to strength."

Since then, the company has forged links with other youth theatres across the world and has performed in Japan, Monaco and at the Edinburgh Festival. This year they will be part of the world-famous festival once again when they take their show, The Amazing Adventures of Little Red, which is based on the Red Riding Hood fairytale.

The youth group have also amassed critical acclaim and last month they won six awards at the Glammies (Glamorgan Drama League annual awards ceremony), including Best Musical and Best Play. They also won the Wales Final of One Act Plays, organised by the Drama Association of Wales, and went on to represent Wales in the British final.

Now the young actors are looking forward to tonight's performance of Life, Actually but before that they will be involved with a day-long summer workshop, which is part of the Cultural Olympiad to celebrate the 2012 Olympics.

Taking place at the Howardian Centre in Cardiff today, the open workshops will be led by Welsh poet Mab Jones, composer James Williams and the company's patron, Huw Dylan Ellis - the grandson of Dylan Thomas.

"When we were in the Wales One Act Final it was hosted by Huw and he was really impressed with what we did and agreed to become a patron," says Donoghue.

Life, Actually will be performed at the Howardian Centre in Cardiff tonight at 7.30pm. For tickets, call 029 2076 6056. The summer workshops are at the venue today from 10am to 4pm.

SOURCE Western Mail (quoted in WalesOnline)
Jul 24 2010
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Tami Lynn Aberegg

Age 45, passed away, July 23, 2010, in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 2, 1964, in South Bend, Indiana, to Walter & Janet Lynn (Brind) Aberegg. She dedicated her life to teaching children in the headstart program of Jackson, Michigan. Along with Tami, her family's wish is to encourage all women to have a yearly Pap Smear exam.

Tami is survived by: her son Kai, her sister, Lisa Kinaitis, her Aunts, Tesa Riemann, of Howell and Marla Escabedo of North Carolina, Her Uncle Robert Brind of Kissimmee, FL, two nieces, Erin and Rachel , one nephew, Mark and two cousins Nicole and Kevin.

A memorial service will be held at Salvation Army Church, 503 Lake St., Howell, MI. For further information, please contact PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME (248) 437-1616. Online Guestbook:

Tami Lynn Aberegg

Dates: Birth date: October 02, 1964
Death date: July 23, 2010


Tami Lynn Aberegg, age 45, passed away, July 23, 2010, in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 2, 1964, in South Bend, Indiana, to Walter & Janet Lynn (Brind) Aberegg. She dedicated her life to teaching children in the headstart program of Jackson, Michigan. Along with Tami, her family's wish is to encourage all women to have a yearly Pap Smear exam. Tami is survived by: her son Kai, her sister, Lisa Kinaitis, her Aunts, Tesa Riemann, of Howell and Marla Escabedo of North Carolina, Her Uncle Robert Brind of Kissimmee, FL, two nieces, Erin and Rachel , one nephew, Mark and two cousins Nicole and Kevin.

A memorial service will be held at Salvation Army Church, 503 Lake St., Howell, MI. For further information, please contact PHILLIPS FUNERAL HOME (248) 437-1616

Online Guestbook:

Service: Salvation Army Church, 503 Lake Street, Howell

SOURCE Livingston Daily/phillipsfuneral
JULY 25, 2010
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'Chelsea effect' boosts business


RHINEBECK - Business owners in the village said that toward the middle-end of a painful recession, Chelsea Clinton's wedding day was exactly what the doctor ordered.

A steady flow of shoppers streamed in and out of doors to village shops and stores.

"I call it the 'Chelsea effect,' " said Diana Brind, owner of Sugarplum Boutique on East Market Street.

Brind said the bulk of the new business was from out of town.

"In the last couple of weeks, I've been busier, not with the locals, but with tourists," she said. "I'm getting tourists who've never been to Rhinebeck, but they heard about the wedding and they wanted to check it out."

Brind said that a photographer had come in on Saturday to buy clothing.

"Even the media is shopping here," she said.

A block down the street, a young woman with long, blond curls, clad in a sleeveless wedding dress, sat having her makeup done in the storefront window of Face Stockholm.

"This is the most positive thing that has happened to this town in years," owner Martina Arfwidson said. "There is such enthusiasm. People have come out from all walks of life. Everybody is in a good mood. It's a blessing, really. It's just what Rhinebeck needed."

Arfwidson said the store, which offers high-end makeup products, was selling a lot of lipsticks and glosses.

Next door, Robert Miglino sat in front of Leonardo's Italian Market.

Miglino, who owns the store, said he couldn't be happier about Rhinebeck hosting the wedding.

"We've experienced a good 25 percent increase in business in the last few days," he said.

It was the same at the 64-year-old A.L. Stickle five-and-dime, where owner Matthew Stickle said sales were also up about 25 percent.

"People have been buying a lot of toys," he said.

Stickle, whose grandfather opened the store in 1946, said there had been hefty sales of pool toys and accessories, as well.

Across the street from Gigi Trattoria on Mill Street, where Bill Clinton was seen noshing with friends on Friday, is the sleepwear and lingerie boutique Joovay.

Co-owner Suzy Morris said that "several" groups of wedding guests had stopped in at the boutique.

Though Morris said business had not increased significantly in the lead up to the wedding, she welcomed the attention it brought the town.

"The notoriety will be good for Rhinebeck," she said.

Sean Nutley, owner of the bluecashew kitchen pharmacy, said the event was a boon for the village.

"It's all going to be return business," he said. "It's like the secret's out."

Nutley said the wedding was doing wonders for local morale. "It's a fantastic energy that's in the street," he said. "It's just a great feeling."

Indeed, the sun was shining and people walked with a spring in their step.

At the clothing boutique Winter Sun Summer Moon, owner Lila Pague said the event would especially benefit the local wedding industry.

"It puts Rhinebeck on the wedding map," she said.

Pague said business had been good so far this summer, but admitted that sales were usually more brisk on Saturdays.

"But, who cares?" she said. "Rhinebeck gets to host the wedding of the century."

Reach Shantal Parris Riley at or 845-437-4809.
AUGUST 1, 2010
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Buns bounce back for glory

ST ALBANS proved a week is a long time in baseball as they put their WBU Cup Final defeat behind them to take the Ted Peterson Cup by defeating Grange Catholics by an innings at Riverside Park, Rumney, on Sunday.

The Buns showed tremendous team spirit and enthusiasm for the game after being forced to play their semi-final against St Michael's just a day before the final in Newport.

They edged a tremendous semi by just two runs on Saturday as St Michael's Ryan James was just touched out before fourth base, when requiring five runs to win as last man.

In Sunday's final the Catholics batted first and made a steady total of 63 against the bowling of Anthony Cacchia and Michael Brind.

Martyn Gould top scored with 12 and John Sargeant and Chris Jeffries both chipped in with eight runs each.

St Albans made a great start to their innings and had a clean first round with no players getting out for a duck.

Steven Hubbard 20, Michael Brind 16, and Anthony Johnson 11 made sure the Buns capitalised on their good start as they reached a smart total of 85, leaving them a 22-run lead at the half way mark.

Anthony Cacchia and his fielders then decided to bowl and field "as good as they have for some seasons" in the words of the in-manager Stephen Fish, as the Buns unexpectedly routed the Catholics batting for 20 runs. Hubbard at backstop performed superbly, and Sean O'Donaghue and Anthony Johnson also took smart catches to leave the Tremorfa team splendid winners by an innings and two runs.

The cup win still gives the Buns the chance of a league and cup double as they have one league game left against Grange Albion, who can also retain their crown if they defeat the Buns.

Gower Sports won the Silver Bowl when they defeated St Michael's second XI, and look as if they are rebuilding with a good crop of youngsters and can hopefully become a force in the diamond game.

SOURCE South Wales Echo
Aug 18 2010
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Boy, 11, critical after being hit by motorbike

By Emma Judd

A YOUNG boy was today in intensive care in hospital after he was hit by a motorbike.

The 11-year-old, from Southleigh Road, Havant, was hit by the bike as he was crossing the road after finishing school for the day.

It happened between Hallett Road and Fifth Avenue, at around 4.15pm on Friday.

The crash was witnessed by neighboADVERTISEMENT

urs who called emergency services.

Eyewitness Monica Vince, who lives near the scene of the crash, said: 'The level crossing was down and the cars were stopped.

'He could see there were no cars coming from the one side, but when he started to cross the motorbike was coming the other way.

'He was not speeding, because the cars were all stopped.

'It was a terrible thing to happen, but I don't think you can blame anyone for it.'

A rapid response vehicle and an ambulance crew arrived on the scene and treated him for his injuries before he was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham.

He was then transferred to a specialist paediatric unit at Southampton General Hospital, where he remains unconscious in intensive care.

His condition is described by police as serious.

The rider of the motorbike was unhurt and has not been arrested.

The road was closed for more than three hours while police carried out an investigation into what happened.

The youngster was crossing the road on his own when the collision happened.

He is thought to be a pupil at nearby Warblington School, where term only restarted on Wednesday last week.

His mother was quickly by his side once the alarm was raised.

'It is a very busy road,' said resident Gerald Cameron.

PC Chris Powelling, leading an investigation into the accident, appealed for people who saw the incident to come forward.

PC Powelling said: 'He is unconscious in Paediatric Intensive Care in Southampton General Hospital.

'The motorcycle was travelling south on Southleigh Road and the boy was struck whilst crossing the road.

'We do have a number of witnesses, but if there are any others we would like them to come forward.'

Anyone with any information on the incident should contact PC Victoria Brind at Fratton Police station.

Call 0845 0454545 and refer to Operation Zinnia.

Or callers can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

SOURCE The News,
06 September 2010
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Whitbread PLC Franchise and ThirdForce Celebrate 1000th Skills for Life Learner

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September 08, 2010 // // Whitbread PLC the UK's leading restaurant and hotel group and ThirdForce the technology enabled learning solutions and services company are proud to celebrate the achievement of the 1000th Skills for Life learner on the Whitbread programme.

Sarah Brind was the 1000th learner to complete her Skills for Life qualification as part of the Whitbread Apprenticeship programme. Sarah is a Team Manager at the Hampton Inn Table Table and Premier Inn in Salisbury and joined 5 years ago as a Team member but was swiftly promoted within the business after just 3 months service.

Sarah admitted that she hadn't been confident learning literacy and numeracy skills at school and thought that a Skills for Life qualification would be really beneficial to her. She highlighted how much more confident she now is with her new skills. Applying numeracy skills on shift she's been able to cope if a till goes down or to calculate VAT or promotional discounts in her head "now I know I can do it!" said Sarah.

Sarah took 2-3 months to achieve both literacy and numeracy qualifications on the el-box tablet PC on site in the restaurant and her achievement is even more impressive because she is deaf. Her Manager Rob Williams summed up her winning attitude as "she never lets it be a problem and she's a real credit to the team leading by her example."

Lorna Tyrtania Senior Product Manager at ThirdForce presented Sarah with a certificate of achievement and a well deserved bottle of champagne to mark this special occasion commenting "ThirdForce are delighted to be able to celebrate this important milestone, which is indicative of the success of the blended approach to Skills for Life in the Whitbread programme and of the dedication and sheer hard work of inspirational learners like Sarah and our team of Learning Support Managers".

Sarah's Learning Support Manager (LSM) Cathy Vaissieres-Brien was also present to celebrate the day. There was an obvious rapport between Cathy and Sarah. Sarah said Cathy was a "great help", even reading the literacy questions for Sarah to lip read, to help with her understanding of the questions in the final exam.

Sarah will now go on to complete the rest of her Whitbread Apprenticeship programme, a scheme which continues to lead the way in terms of engagement and best practice Apprenticeship delivery.
Notes to Editors

Whitbread PLC is the UK's largest hotel and restaurant group operating market-leading businesses in the budget hotels and restaurant sectors. Its well-loved brands are Premier Inn, Beefeater, Brewers Fayre, Table Table, Taybarns and Costa Coffee. Whitbread PLC employs over 34,000 people and serves 10 million customers every month in over 2,000 outlets across the UK. In the year ended 4 March 2010, Whitbread PLC reported a 7.5% increase in Group Revenue to £1,435.0 million and Underlying Profit before tax of £239.1 million up 6.6%.The company is Investors in People-accredited and has made the Skills Pledge.

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Tournament to hit off tennis season

Blow the dust off that old racquet because the Roxby Downs Tennis Club is holding a senior tennis tournament on September 19 and all new and returning players are encouraged to play.

The tournament, run in some shape or form each year, is aimed to get people interested in the sport.

Senior tennis has struggled with numbers in the past so organisers Shelley Fitzsimons and Jodie Brind are encouraging the whole community to come and along and give tennis a go.

"We are hosting the tournament because it's a great way to get people interested in tennis again, and also it gives us as a chance to see players in action for the picking of teams," Ms Fitzsimons said.

"Tennis is excellent for fitness and also a great way to socialise with a great group of people."

Registrations are at 9am for a 10am start.

Names will be drawn out of a hat, and depending on numbers, a doubles competition will be played.

The summer tennis competition starts October 22, but nominations need to be in by October 11.

Registration forms will be available at the tournament or at the leisure centre.

For more information contact Shelley on 0427 710 949 or email or Jodie on 0419 166 248 or email

TENNIS TOURNAMENT: Jodie Brind and Shelley Fitzsimons are encouraging people to come along to the tournament for a fun day out.

SOURCE Roxby Downs Sun,
09 Sep, 2010 10:48 AM
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Hotel group Whitbread celebrates 1,000th Skills for Life learner

Restaurant and hotel group Whitbread PLC and ThirdForce are celebrating the 1,000th person to complete the Skills for Life qualification as part of the Whitbread apprenticeship programme.

Sarah Brind took up a hotel job at the Hampton Inn Table Table and Premier Inn in Salisbury five years ago and is now team manager at the restaurant and hotel.

She claims that it has helped her to cope in the event of the hotel's till system failing and said that she can now also calculate VAT amounts.

The Skills for Life training has allowed Ms Brind to develop both her literacy and numeracy skills, which she was not confident in before.

Lorna Tyrtania, senior product manager at ThirdForce, said that her company was "delighted" to celebrate Ms Brind's completion of the qualification.

She went on to praise the "dedication and sheer hard work of inspirational learners like Sarah and our team of learning support managers".

Earlier this month, Whitbread PLC announced that Premier Inn's sales were 14.5 per cent higher in the first six months of 2010 than the same period last year.

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20 in tennis tournament

About 20 players hit the courts for the Roxby Downs Tennis Club's annual tournament on Sunday.

The tournament is run in some shape or form each year and aims to get people interested in the sport.

Breezy conditions kept players on their toes, who ranged from returning veterans to some who have not touched a racquet in years.

Players were divided into 10 doubles teams and the team with the most wins out of seven matches was declared the winner.

The top three male and top three female players for the day finished up with $100, $50, and $25 cash prizes.

Club president Shelley Fitzsimons said the event was a huge success.

"It was fantastic . . . we had a few returning players from the summer competition but we had a lot of new ones and some who haven't played for years so that was really good to see," she said.

"Everybody raved about it . . . overall it was definitely a success, we are very happy with it."

High tournament numbers are a good indication of the season to come and Ms Fitzsimons and club secretary Jodie Brind are encouraging the whole community to come along and give tennis a go.

The season starts October 22 but nominations need to be in by October 11. Nomination forms are available from the leisure centre or Sportspower.

For more information on the coming tennis season contact Jodie on 0419 166 248 or email or Shelley on 0427 710 949 or email

SOURCE Roxby Downs Sun
23 Sep, 2010 10:43 AM
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£4m affordable homes boost to help families and elderly

By Jeni Harvey

ALMOST £4m is set to be spent on building 65 new "affordable" homes in Sheffield, which will be let out to families and pensioners by three housing associations in the city.

Funding of £3.9m for the project has been allocated to Arches,

Sanctuary and South Yorkshire Housing Association by the Home and Communities Agency (HCA).

Sheffield Council's cabinet member for housing, Coun Penny Baker, said: "This is great news for the people of Sheffield. This funding is for a total of 65 new affordable family homes and high quality apartments for older people.

"I would personally like to say a huge thank you to Arches, Sanctuary and South Yorkshire Housing Associations for working with us tirelessly and very swiftly to bring this funding into Sheffield.

"We have also taken steps to ensure the rent and the quality of housing will be the same as council-owned housing.

"People are also expected to start moving next month into the first council homes to be built in 20 years in Shirecliffe, so this really is a time to celebrate a bright future of high quality affordable housing."

Arches Housing will be building 19 houses, the South Yorkshire Housing Association will be building 22 and Sanctuary Housing will be building 24 apartments for the elderly.

John Spon-Smith, new business director of South Yorkshire Housing Association, said: "Demand continues to increase, particularly for family homes, and this further demonstrates how we can work in partnership with the council to help meet this vital need."

Janet Brind, chairman of Sanctuary Housing's Shiregreen Community Homes Board, said: "We are delighted to be a part of this next phase in Shiregreen's regeneration and will be working with Sanctuary Housing to deliver 24 new apartments on the site of the former Sicey Hotel."

SOURCE Yorkshire Post
30 September 2010
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Exhibition will set bells ringing among fans of The Clangers

By Martin Slack

SMALL pink mouse-like creatures that lived on a blue moon gave children of the 1970s hours of fun, and grown-up fans of the characters now have the chance to relive their youth.

The Clangers were the creation of animation studio Smallfilms, run by Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate, who were also responsible for Bagpuss, Noggin the Nog and Ivor the Engine.

All of the small screen favourites take pride of place at the centre of an exhibition at Barnsley Civic, which has been designed around showings of animated films from around the world.

The Clangers, which stand around nine inches high, have been loaned for the exhibition by Peter Firmin.

Other stars of the show, including the Soup Dragon, the Iron Chicken and the Froglets also appear, and in separate displays visitors can see original scripts and sets from Smallfilms shows.

Also on display is a Clanger's metal skeleton without its skin, which was apparently knitted by Peter Firmin's wife Joan.

Civic gallery assistant Alison Brind said the characters had proved extremely popular.

The Small World International Film Festival runs at The Civic, in Hanson Street, Barnsley, until November 5. Admission is free. For more details log onto

SOURCE Yorkshire Post
5 October 2010
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Brind out of form in tough competition


BUDDING golf star Henry Brind says he is disappointed with his results from the weekend's City of Wagga Open tournament at the Wagga Country Club.

Brind finished with an 86 scratch score on Saturday but managed to salvage some pride with a respectable 78 from yesterday's round.

Despite finishing the weekend's events quite strongly the young talent declared he has some work to do on his game.

"I didn't go too good at all," Brind revealed yesterday after completing the tournament.

"I'm not very happy with how I played.

"I usually shoot in the mid or high 70s so those scores aren't that good.

"I was hitting the ball all over the place, it was blowing a gale out there (yesterday)."

The young talent has been playing golf competitively for the past four years and is no stranger to the format of the City of Wagga Open, having competed in it several times before.

Brind named fellow junior golfer Jo Bittar and Tim Wilson as two players whom he thought played impressively over the two big days.

"It was pretty tough competition," he said.

"I think there was about 150 players (on Saturday) which is pretty good."

Brind declared he will be back next year to take on the competition, and hopefully enjoy a little more success.
RISING STAR: Young golfing talent Henry Brind lines up a putt during the City of Wagga Open tournament held at the Wagga Country Club over the weekend. Pictures: Glenn Henderson

SOURCE The Daily Advertiser,
11 Oct, 2010 01:00 AM
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Fake $20 bills circulating in town

By Erin DeCoste - Ladysmith Chronicle

Look closely at the next $20 bill you receive.

Counterfeit bills are making the rounds in Ladysmith and Duncan, RCMP warn.

The RBC bank in Ladysmith has found three fake $20 bills coming in through business deposits, Allison Brind, branch manager, said.

"It's a significant amount in such a short period of time," she said. "It's a cause for concern."

In Duncan, the RBC has found two counterfeit bills, she said.

The bills were received in the last few weeks.

Staff Sgt. Roger Plamondon of Ladysmith RCMP said people need to be vigilant when taking money.

He said they also found a counterfeit $5 bill Oct. 5 at Renee's Soup and Sandwich restaurant in Ladysmith.

"It's really difficult to say who might be responsible," he said.

Brind said sometimes smaller outfits may not know how to detect counterfeits.

"There's usually a kid behind the till who won't know," she said.

Plamondon said the RCMP is checking with other Island units to see if there is a trend and if there are any suspects working in the area.

The use of counterfeits make life difficult for the banks, Brind said.

"We're checking every single deposit that comes through," she said.

Suspected counterfeit bills get sent to Ottawa for verification.

SOURCE Ladysmith Chronicle
Published: October 11, 2010 5:00 PM
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New machine can check for sun damage to your skin

Laura Coventry

There are many ways to help your skin fight the signs of ageing but it's sometimes hard to tell if you're doing a good job

Drinking plenty of water, avoiding sunbeds, using a high sun protection factor (SPF) when outdoors and moisturising daily can help to protect your skin - the body's largest organ.

The camera never lies and now there is a machine that can monitor your skin and help identify areas for action.

The Boots store in Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow, has just taken delivery of a new machine called the Dermo Analyzer. The technology has taken 12 years of development alongside leading dermatologists.

The Dermo Analyzer scans key areas of the face in order to take an side leading dermatologists.

Known as a "skin passport", the machine can then determine which of 7000 skin profiles you match.

We asked two women with very different lifestyles to try the Dermo Analyzer which has been developed by Vichy Laboratories.

Cheryl Brind, 27, shuns the sun while Ashley Elrick, 24, loves to get a tan.

Freelance designer Cheryl, from Falkirk, often works outside but uses a suncream with SPF 50 - and it showed in her analysis.

Her skin consultation threw up some surprising results and she had the highest reading Boots' skin care expert Maureen Windsor had ever seen.

After taking a couple of photographs of non-smoker Cheryl's face, the machine concluded she had an impressive 84 per cent hydration reading which means she has very well hydrated skin. It found that she had an average of 30 per cent shine (15 per cent on her U-zone and 47 per cent on her T-zone - the ideal is between 10-20).

The Dermo Analyzer concluded she had 'combination skin with imperfections' with no wrinkles and no sun damage. It also gave a low reading for sun sensitivity.

The Forth Valley College graduate, who drinks around a litre of water a day, laughed: "The anti-wrinkle cream is working. I was surprised by the results, it's made my skin younger than I am.

"I have always known my skin type but the only thing that did surprise me was how hydrated my skin was. I do drink lots of water so I know I am doing the right thing. Last year my skin was really bad but I have changed my skin care routine and it seems to be working."

It was a different story for sales agent Ashley.

She admits to using sunbeds from the age of 16. She's now quit the habit and is much more cautious now when sunbathing.

She has even launched her own fake-tanning company called The 15 Minute Spray Tan to help others get a glow without the skin damage.

But the Dermo Analyzer report said Ashley's dehydration reading was 35 per cent, which meant her skin was crying out for moisture. Smoker Ashley admits she has neglected her skin and does not drink as much water as she should.

Her skin was an average of 68 per cent shiny (64 per cent on T-zone and 73 per cent on U-zone - high considering the ideal is between 10-20).

And the findings showed she has pigmentation from sun damage around the eyes and forehead. It also concluded she has very sensitive skin.

Ashley, from Hamilton, Lanarkshire, said: "This is quite an eye-opener. When you're my age you don't pay much attention to skin care, then when someone points it out, it's a wake-up call.

"The things I didn't worry about now concern me. I am shocked at how dehydrated my skin is, but that's because I'd open a can of coke before I'd open a bottle of water.

"I don't lie in the sun as much as I used to. Seeing that bit of sun damage has scared me, so I'll be extra-careful when I go on holiday in January."

The dermo analyzer machine will be at the Boots stand at Girls' Day Out - Scotland's biggest lifestyle, fashion, health and beauty event at Glasgow's SECC from November 5-7. Tickets are £12 each from Pre-booked ticket-holders receive a Boots goody bag worth £25, £10 Boots vouchers, and vouchers redeemable for a glass of champagne, a cocktail or soft drink.

SOURCE Daily Record
Oct 18 2010
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Brind, Eric Norman

Passed away peacefully at home on 27 August 2010 aged 83 years. Will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service will be held at St Michael & All Angels Church Steventon on Friday 10 September at 11:30 a.m. Flowers or donations if desired to the Steventon Friendly Association c/o M&J Didcock Independent Funeral Service 15-17 Park Road, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 8QI Tel:01235 510292

SOURCE Wallingford Herald
22 September 2010
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Julian Brind MW dies

Julian Brind MW has passed away after suffering a heart attack yesterday (Sunday, 19 December).

Brind was a consultant at UK retailer Waitrose, having worked for the store since 1971.

Brind entered the wine trade in 1964 as a management trainee with Brown and Pank Wine & Spirit Co of Watney Mann Breweries.

He passed the Master of Wine exam in 1970 and in 1971 he joined Waitrose as central buyer, where he remained for the rest of his career, eventually becoming head of buying for wines, spirits, beers and soft drinks.

Brind was also active in the academic side of the industry and in his career has acted as chair of the MW Panel of Examiners, chairman of the Institute of Masters of Wine, ombudsman to the Circle of Wine Writers and in 2002 was elected president of the Wine & Spirit Association.

Alan Lodge, 20.12.2010

SOURCE The Drinks Business
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Wine trade mourns death of Julian Brind MW

Written by: Graham Holter

The trade is mourning the sudden death of Julian Brind MW, who played a pivotal role in shaping the Waitrose wine department from 1971 onwards.

Brind earned the respect and friendship of countless people in the trade with his combination of knowledge, good humour and gentlemanly manner.

Despite retiring from his full-time role at Waitrose he was still acting as a consultant to the retailer at the time of his death yesterday, apparently from a heart attack.

In 1967 he won both a Bourse de Voyage Scholarship and the Vintners' Scholarship. He passed his Master of Wine exam three years later.

He was vice chairman of the Institute of Masters of Wine and chairman in 1993. He was also chairman of the Institute's examining panel for many years and president of the Wine & Spirit Association in 2002.

He was also the recipient of an OLN lifetime achievement award.

SOURCE Off Licence News
20th December 2010
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