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first_imgCosta loyalty cardThe UK’s biggest coffee chain Costa has launched a supermarket-style reward card scheme that will see customers accumulating points with each purchase of any food, drink or merchandising product sold in its Costa stores nationwide. The scheme has been on a year-long trial in Scotland.Donegal firm to growCo Donegal bakery company, Galard Teo, has received a E0.8m investment from government agency Údáras na Gaeltachta for new product development. The cash injection will fund 36 new jobs over the next three years, bringing the job total in the bakery to 207.Tesco pulls productsTesco withdrew four varieties of its sandwiches with use-by dates of 5 March 2010 and 6 March 2010, because the lettuce used in the filling might have been contaminated with slug pellets. Big & Tasty Meatball & Cheese Sandwich, Chicken Salad Sandwich, Finest Club Sandwich and Fresh in the Capital Club Sandwich were affected.Welsh birthdayWelsh cake firm Siwgr a Sbeis, started by two schoolfriends Rhian Williams and Rhian Owen in Llanrwst, is celebrating its 21st birthday with the launch of a range of branded cakes and desserts, starting with cupcakes made with cinnamon spice and topped with nib sugar.Sandwich wasteNew research by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) is set to uncover how much waste is generated by pre-packed sandwiches. It is the first big study into the amount of waste in the UK retail supply chain created by pre-prepared food and aims to identify how this can be reduced, so that businesses can make cost and environmental savings.last_img read more

Budget Revision Allows Raise For Franklin County Government Workers

first_img(Image: Franklin County Government)Government employees in Franklin County will now receive the promised 50 cent an hour raise, the Franklin County Observer is reporting.The 2014 budget that had been sent in for review to the state Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) first returned with a demand for $1.3 million in additional cuts. The budget slash not only threatened department funds but also would have led to some job cuts.Auditor Steve Brack contacted the DLGF and requested assistance. A representative from the department came to Franklin County to help find a solution.According to the Observer, investment funds that belong to the county were added into the budget calculations which allowed the budget to become sufficient.Job cuts will no longer be necessary and employees will be eligible to receive the 50 cent an hour raise.Council members will now send the revised budget to the DLGF. A vote will be held on the 50 cent an hour raise at the next county council meeting, on Tues., Jan. 28.Full-time employees will receive the raise, while part-time workers will be subject to their department lead. The raise will be retroactive to Jan. 1. Elected officials will not be eligible for the raise due to state statute.last_img read more