High Street footfall reaches new low

first_imgThe British Retail Consortium (BRC) has reported a 12.6% decrease in the number of town centre shoppers in the three months to April – the worst drop in footfall since November 2009.Over the three months, footfall was 2% lower than a year ago, down from a 1.8% increase in the previous three months. In contrast, indoor shopping centres, where shoppers could escape the adverse weather, recorded a small increase in footfall of 0.4% for April.Scottish retailers fared worst, with shopper numbers down 12.6% in February-April, followed by an 8.9% decline in the East and 8.2% in Greater London. Wales was the only region to show increased footfall, with a rise of 0.6%.Shop vacancies in town centres across the UK remained stable at 11.1% in April 2012.last_img read more

Woman dies trying to save dogs from burning house

first_imgArson investigators ruled the cause of the fire as “electrical.” Firefighters managed to quell the blaze at around 6:47 a.m. They later found Mirasol’s remains inside the bathroom. The victim’s remains were not burned. Firefighters said she died from suffocation in the smoke. BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGA Bureau of Fire Protection-Bacolod fire marshal, Chief Inspector Publio Ploteña, said the fire started at around 6:18 a.m. Authorities identified the fatality as 36-year-old Michelle Grace Mirasol, a resident of #8 Lomboy Street in the said subdivision. It was reported that Mirasol managed to save at least three of their nine dogs were trapped in their cages.center_img The occupants at first managed to get out, however, Mirasol reportedly rushed back inside the burning house to save her pets. She failed to get out. BACOLOD City – A woman perished in a fire yesterday morning while trying to rescue her dogs trapped inside their burning house at Capitol Heights Phase 1, Barangay Villamonte in this city. The estimated property damage reached P80,000./PN Based on a statement given by Mirasol’s father Zacheo, the fire started at the ceiling of the living room.last_img read more

Cofer Records a Personal Best At The Drake Relays

first_imgStory Links Thursday Results (PDF) Thursday Results (HTML) center_img DES MOINES, Iowa – Drake University junior Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) closed the annual Distance Carnival with a near record breaking performance on Thursday evening at the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee.Fischer finished third in the men’s 5,000 meters in 14:00.28, just three one-hundreths of a second shy of the Drake school record.”I was feeling good and when the pacer stepped off. I tried to make a race of it and was heartbreakingly close to a school record,” Fischer said. “It’s still a regional qualifying time so I feel good about that. That was probably the fastest I’ve closed in a 5k before.”Fischer ran his last lap in 1:02.83 as he chased down the leaders, but could not catch a pair Texas Tech Red Raiders down the stretch with Drake fans cheering him on. “You come out here and you know you’re going to have two-thirds of the stadium cheering for you in the Relays atmosphere,” Fischer said. “It’s awesome having that support from the Des Moines community.”TTU’s Evans Tuitoek won the race in 13:58.56 followed by his teammate, Benard Keter in 13:58.80.Drake’s Griffin Jaworski (Winter Park, Fla.) also competed in the event, finishing in 14:37.25 and 19th place. Minutes earlier in the women’s 5,000 meters, Bailee Cofer (Overland Park, Kan.) turned in another personal best with a time of 17:07.75 to finish in 18th place. Cassie Aerts (David City, Neb.) was 21st in 17:15.45.The Bulldogs continue action at Drake Stadium on Friday with a full day of competition.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Is Raiders’ Jon Gruden new and improved? Nope. Same as he ever was

first_imgALAMEDA — No one in the last decade has come into the NFL coaching ranks with a bigger target on his back than Jon Gruden.Part of it was because Gruden had become a cottage industry since his first go-around. He was the crazy coach and ESPN star who pitched imported Mexican beer, chicken wings and tires for your car.Part of it was the mythic 10-year, $100 million contract bestowed upon Gruden by Mark Davis — even … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile devicelast_img read more

Rookie Paschall’s multi-layered offense a bright spot for Warriors in loss

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Heading into the draft, Eric Paschall believed that he could get a decent amount of playing time as a rookie, albeit nothing major. But with the Golden State Warriors gutted by a litany of injuries, Paschall will assume the responsibility of taking on big-time minutes.After Saturday night, he might just become a focal point of the offense, too.Paschall balled out in Golden State’s 93-87 loss to the Charlotte Hornets, dropping a career-high 25 points along with four rebounds …last_img read more

AngelConf: A How-To for Prospective Angel Investors

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting audrey watters Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#events#start Related Posts Interested in learning more about how to become an angel investor from experienced angels this month? Later this month, Y Combinator will reprise its AngelConf, an event first held last year that gives prospective angels the opportunity to meet and hear from experienced investors.These experienced angel investors will offer insights into the legal and financial how-to’s, as well as their thoughts on identifying promising startups.Confirmed speakers include Ron Conway, Paul Graham, Paul Buchheit, Michael Arrington, and Naval Ravikant.AngelConf will be held the afternoon of July 29, at the Y Combinator headquarters in Mountain View, California. You can request an invitation via the AngelConf site. And if you can’t be in California on July 29, you can watch the event via Justin.tv, where archives from last year’s AngelConf are also available.last_img read more

Report from the NAHB Green Conference

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in The NAHB Green conference is being held this week (April 29 to May 1, 2012) in Nashville, Tennessee. Several GBA employees and bloggers — including Dan Morrison, Michael Chandler, Peter Yost, Ted Clifton, and me — are attending.Nashville has a number of famous buildings, including a full-scale replica of the Parthenon. Nashville’s Parthenon isn’t made of quarried marble, however; it’s made of concrete. So how’s the concrete quality? Do the columns resemble marble?Like vinyl siding (which looks like freshly painted clapboard, but only from a distance), the concrete columns of Nashville’s Parthenon are less convincing up close than they are from 200 yards away. The columns have a kind of exposed-aggregate, sandy finish rather than a smooth-as-marble finish.Whenever I place concrete, I aim for quality — even if I’m just filling a few Sonotubes. I want to get out the air bubbles and create a smooth finish — and I make sure the rebar is properly placed.Why is it that modern buildings with concrete façades so often have terrible concrete quality? I’m thinking, for example, of Paul Rudolph’s Art & Architecture building at Yale, a brutalist disaster with concrete so sloppy that the rusting rebar and reinforcing mesh are exposed to the elements.The NAHB Green conference is being held at the Nashville Convention Center, and many attendees are staying at the attached 25-story hotel, the Renaissance Nashville. The skyscraper is only 20 years old, but its concrete façade is already streaked with rust from projecting steel tie rods or mesh. (See the photo below.) It’s hard to say whether these unsightly concrete disasters are due to an architect’s ignorance or builder sloppiness. In any case, the concrete buildings of Nashville are no match for those on the Acropolis of Athens.This year’s… This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

Man 22 charged with Jan 7 attempted murder

first_img#MagneticNewsMedia Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 10, 2017 –  The court is dealing with a string of serious gun offenses early; wounding with intent and attempted murder charges were handed down by Police and the suspect in the case will formally face those charges on Thursday.The 22 year old allegedly shot another man, also 22 years old in the shoulder with a handgun and sent him to the hospital on January 7, 2017.   The two were said to have been arguing in Kew Town; the accused is also from Kew Town. TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Recommended for youcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissioner Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Forcelast_img read more