Pret A Manger is researching opportunities for growth in China as it plans 40 more openings this year in its existing markets.The brand, founded in London in the 1980s, has developed internationally to include a presence in big-name cities such as Paris, New York and Chicago. The brand is now targeting the Chinese market, a decade after its first openings in Hong Kong. The next shop will open this autumn at the K11 shopping mall on 300 Huaihai Middle Road in Shanghai. In an interview with the Financial Times, Bridgepoint’s managing partner and Pret’s chairman William Jackson, said the brand had “refilled its pipeline of projects”.Jackson said: ”The US is maturing, France is emerging, the UK is a thriving hub of innovation and we’ve got research and development going in China. We’re planting the seeds for future growth.”A spokesman said: “Shanghai is a vibrant city and consumers there have an appetite for Western flavours. Building on our success in Hong Kong, we want to offer something different to the Chinese market and bring more British sandwiches, salads and organic coffee to a new audience.”We have always grown very steadily, one shop at a time. Across the globe, we plan to open 40 new shops this year in our existing markets: Hong Kong, UK, US, and France. “
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Statement, Women’s Rights Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Commission for Women issued the following statement on House Bill 1948, which was passed by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives last week by a vote of 132-65, further restricting a woman’s right to and ability to receive an abortion in Pennsylvania:“The Pennsylvania Commission for Women has serious concerns with the process by which House Bill 1948 was voted on and passed by the PA House of Representatives. This bill was brought to a vote without a hearing and without receiving input from medical professionals or organizations in the Commonwealth. If this bill becomes law, it would be one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the country. The Commission feels strongly that any changes to abortion laws that impact women to this degree should not occur without a robust discussion that includes input from both the healthcare community in Pennsylvania as well as the public, particularly Pennsylvania women.“The Commission for Women will continue to follow the path of this bill in the Pennsylvania General Assembly and will provide further analysis and information as the process moves forward in order to keep Pennsylvania women, and all Pennsylvanians, informed.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Pennsylvania Commission for Women Statement on House Bill 1948 June 28, 2016
StumbleUpon bettingexpert, Timeform and a rotation of guests will be providing expert tips for a specific Wednesday race meet.We will keep record of points won each week and the number of race wins for each.The guests will compete individually, with their points going up against the average totals for bettingexpert and Timeform.The new tips will be published on Wednesday ahead of the race meet, and the results will be available on Thursday.For the competition, we will assume that all selections are backed with 1 point.Lost tips will count as 0 and won bets will be added to the leaderboard at SP value.For example, if bettingexpert backs a winning horse at 8/1, they will get 8 points. Submit 1Sarah Shannon – AppBet313.69 2Alan Alger – Betway311.41 3Jacob Johns – Easyodds37.72 4Phillip Anderson – Before The Off36.17 5Ciaran O’Brien – William Hill35.29 6bettingexpert1.634.79 7Ben Cleminson – Square in the Air14.50 8John Hill – Coral24.25 9Alex Donohue – Ladbrokes24.11 10Michael Shinners – Sky Bet24.00 11Stuart Tilly – Argyll Entertainment14.00 12Darren Moore – Betting Gods23.66 13Conor White – BetBright33.62 14Trevor Keane – Sportego23.50 15Harry Lang – Pinnacle13.50 16Matthew Hulmes – Betfred23.25 17Timeform1.833.24 18Paddy Power13.00 19Russell Yershon11.88 20Edward Rycroft – LeoVegas21.82 21Charlie McCann – BetVictor11.75 22Stephen Power – @racingblogger21.69 23John Cruces – Dafabet11.25 24Michael Whittle – Team FA10.91 25Ed Nicholson – Unibet10.73 26Gerry Murray – 32Red10.44 RankTipsterRace WinsPoints ‘Better for Bettors’: Better Collective’s formalised approach to sustainable development June 15, 2020 Share Wayne Rooney speaks from experience to support 32Red’s ‘Know Your Limits’ campaign April 8, 2020 We are hoping that 32Red enjoy better success at the Grand National this weekend, after Director of Brand & Acquisition Gerry Murray managed just a single short-price winner at Wincanton.Murray now assumes an unwanted position at the bottom of the Tipster Challenge 2016/17, which has been sponsored by the professional in-house and third party tipping service Betting Gods.It was a similarly slow day for the experts at Timeform, who dropped to 17th, while 6th placed Stephen Harris from bettingexpert enhanced his weekly average to a highly creditable 4.79 points thanks to a 6/1 victory for Listen To The Man.Race Winners at Wincanton:Demographic – 10/1Dance Floor King – 5/2Listen To The Man – 6/1San Satiro – 9/1Better Days – 5/1Double Bank – 16/1Diamond Guy – 4/9Tipster Challenge 2016/17 Leaderboard Share Better Collective moves fast to mitigate COVID-19 as esports journey begins May 15, 2020 Related Articles
FORT DODGE — Fort Dodge police have arrested a Mason City man on charges surrounding a shooting earlier this summer.32-year-old Michael Holton is accused of firing several gunshots that struck an occupied vehicle in a city-owned parking lot downtown in the early morning hours of June 22nd. Nobody was injured in the incident.Holton was arrested in Mason City on Thursday and was taken to Webster County and he’s been charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm as a felon, going armed with intent, and reckless use of a firearm resulting in property damage.He was being held in the Webster County Jail on $22,000 cash bond.