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first_img== Costa considers deals ==Costa Coffee’s sales have continued to increase, but meal deals may soon be on the menu as like-for-like growth slows. The firm has said it will develop its food offering with lunchtime deals such as a panini and a cappuccino for £4.95, for example. Total sales growth is up 22% to £263.8m for the year to 26 February 2009. But like-for-like growth was at the slower rate of 2% compared to 3.7% for the first half of 2008/09.== Uniq cheese contract ==Wensleydale Creamery in North Yorkshire has won a contract with sandwich manufacturer Uniq Prepared Foods, to supply 100 tonnes of cheese a year, which will be used in Marks & Spencer’s Wensleydale and carrot chutney sandwiches, supplied by Uniq.== Starbucks sees loss ==Starbucks Corporation has reported a net revenue loss of 7.6%, down to $2.3bn, in its second quarter results to 29 March 2009. Like-for-like sales were down 8% compared to -9% in Q1 of 2009. Net revenue from US stores fell by 6.8% and international revenue was down 12.1%. The UK saw negative comparable store sales for the quarter.== Sainsbury’s ahead ==Sainsbury’s has grown its market share by 8.1%, more than several other major supermarkets in the 12 weeks to 19 April, according to the latest TNS Worldpanel Grocery Market Share figures. In contrast, the total grocery market grew by 6.2%.== Correction ==In the last issue of BB, we stated that the International Grains Council’s (IGC) estimate for global wheat production in 2008/09 was 688mt. This was incorrect. The IGC’s predicted figure for global wheat production in 2009 is 651mt.last_img read more

Councilman wants city Administration to deal with homeless encampment

first_img WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Google+ Pinterest Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter WhatsApp By 95.3 MNC – May 18, 2020 0 322 Google+ Councilman wants city Administration to deal with homeless encampment (“Homeless” by Daniel Garcia Perls, CC BY-ND 2.0) South Bend Councilman Henry Davis Jr. is calling on the city to better deal with its homeless population and a growing encampment that’s developed between two buildings on South Michigan Street.Davis Jr. issued the following statement:The City of South Bend is once again exploring ways to deal with its homeless population. Currently, there is a homeless encampment on South Michigan Street tucked in between two vacant buildings on a vacant lot on a major city corridor. The adjacent community is calling for governmental support and intervention.“There must  be a more reasonable response to the homeless situation on South Michigan Street. We can no longer put humans during a pandemic in harms way. The current Administration must have a desire and will to change what we are seeing and experiencing,” says Davis. Councilmember Henry Davis, Jr., who is the representative of the 2nd District where this encampment exist has been getting emails and phone calls about this matter over that last several days. Residents and drivers are concerned about the health and safety of such an encampment. At the beginning of this pandemic the city Administration asked the Common Council for an allocation of $500k to handle unexpected expenses due to the Governor’s ban. However, the introduction of such dollars has not met the current need.“There has been members of the faith community and other civic organizations that have raised their hands to support the development of chronic homelessness programming that could help rid this community of this most undesirable picture. This homeless encampment is dangerous, unsafe and unhealthy. I look forward to working with the Mayor and my council colleagues to inject revenue into robust programming to change this dark reality,” cited Davis. Pinterest Previous articleOne killed, another injured in Toll Road crash in LaGrange CountyNext articleCountless acts of courage and compassion during the pandemic 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.last_img read more