Rail Gourmet buys ERC

first_imgON JUNE 29 the SAirRelations division of SAirGroup (formerly Swissair Group) signed a purchase agreement with the management of British-based European Rail Catering. The new acquisition will be integrated with Rail Gourmet, thereby more than doubling its revenue and increasing its European market share from 6 to 11%, according to parent SAirRelations. Formerly known as OBS Services (RG 4.97 p220), ERC has an annual turnover in excess of £40m from direct catering on 350 services a day, and the supply of food and drink to another 1000 from 36 station-based service centres throughout Britain. Rail Gourmet Chief Executive Officer Edy Fischer saw the acquisition as creating ’a powerful partnership’ of his company’s ’high-quality production and supply capabilities’ with ERC’s ’expertise and flair’ in cultivating the rail catering market. Following the acquisition of Restobel/ Restorail in March, Rail Gourmet expects revenue to grow to over SFr100m this year from the SFr33m recorded in 1996. olast_img read more

Would You Sign a Singles’ Prenup?.

first_img Tweet 57 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Share LifestyleRelationships Would You Sign a Singles’ Prenup?. by: – April 26, 2011 Jewel Landers and her boyfriend Chuck have been a committed couple for 23 years. They live together and have a financial routine.“Chuck pays the household bills. He pays the mortgage. I pay for the cell phone bill and everything that comes into the house, except for the big-ticket items, like a refrigerator, the washer, the dryer,” says Jewel.But the deed to the house is only in Chuck’s name. It’s something that concerns Jewel. She doesn’t want to end up in court if they go their separate ways.Jewel’s relationship is going strong, but a recent survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers  (AAML) revealed a 48% increase in the number of couples duking it out in court. Now, a growing number are choosing to sign cohabitation agreements. They’re legally binding documents for couples that share a home, but aren’t hitched.“It outlines their expectations for their relationship and also what happens in the event that the relationship ends, either by death, or by simply deciding they’re not going to live together anymore,” says Linda Lea Viken, President of the AAML.Agreements can range from simple to complex, covering everything from medical decisions and health insurance to payment of debt and division of property. It really depends on the couple.“What happens if you buy a house together? If I contribute to your house, that is, it’s in your name, but I add to it. I remodel it and I put in $20,000. Do I get that back if we break up?” asks Viken.You can even divvy up your pets. The American Academy of Matrimonial Layers says it should all be discussed. That’s because, depending on the state, an unmarried couple can be treated as legal strangers. Cohabitation agreements not only prevent this, they prevent the financial and emotional turmoil that often results from heading to court.  Relationship coach Dr. Anne-Renee Testa says these agreements are a sign of the times. Over the past two decades, the number of unmarried couples living under the same roof has increased by more than 85%.“Any couple that is interested in being intelligent about their relationship should do something like this because it absolutely clears the air. It creates an openness about their relationship.”That’s why Dr. Testa believes a cohabitation agreement shouldn’t be viewed as a “negative.” She says it’s not about control, or about feeling as though the romance has been zapped.“If you know things up front, then you’re ahead of the game and you’re being smart and savvy. If anything, go out and have a glass of champagne afterwards and celebrate!” says Dr. Testa.Jewel says Chuck hasn’t opened up to the idea of a cohabitation agreement yet, but she hopes he’ll change his mind.“I think you need to protect yourself just in case something happens,” she says.By: By Kerri Winick, GalTime.comlast_img read more


first_imgA REVISED timetable for games in the play-offs for the U13 Girls League has been released for this Saturday.Matches at the Centre of Excellence in Convoy see quarter finals in the A section and semi-finals in the B and C sections.Fourteen teams will be taking part. Club managers are asked to note throw-in times must be adhered to so that all matches can be completed on time. Fixtures and Rules below:2.30pm Moville v Termon – Pitch 1 – Section A Quarter Final2.30pm Gaoth Dobhair v St Eunan’s – Pitch 2 – Section A Quarter Final3.30pm Mac Cumhaills v Cloughaneely – Pitch 1 – Section C Semi Final 3.30pm Glenswilly v Convoy – Pitch 2 – Section C Semi Final4.30pm Downings v Glenfin – Pitch 1 – Section A Quarter Final4.30pm Buncrana v St Michael’s – Pitch 2 – Section B Semi Final5.30pm Naomh Muire v St Naul’s – Pitch 1 – Section B Semi FinalGames – 25 minutes each way – 5 minute break – rolling substitutions during breaks in play from the half-way point of the pitch. 11-a-side (or 13-a-side on agreement of BOTH teams). In the event of a draw, 5 minutes each way of additional time.No coaching from behind goals. Coaches and mentors are not allowed onto the pitch during play and are asked to respect the directions of the referee and officials at all times.DONEGAL LGFA: UPDATED U13 GIRLS FIXTURES FOR CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE was last modified: October 14th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalLGFAOCTOBER 18U13 fixtureslast_img read more