Government does not know how much profit was made by criticised free school meals contractor Edenred

The Government does not know how much profit was made by a contractor on a much criticised scheme for distributing free school meal vouchers, the official spending watchdog has said. 

The National Audit Office carried out an investigation into the running of the voucher scheme in England by the Department for Education and its contractor, Edenred. 

After it was launched, schools reported problems getting hold of the vouchers and in contacting Edenred.  

The NAO investigation found that demand for the scheme initially outstripped Edenred’s capacity to deliver, with schools and parents both complaining that they could not get timely support. Phone calls to the company’s helpline peaked at 3,940 on 14 April, while the number of emails from schools and parents peaked at 8,878 on 29 April. 

Unknown profits

The NAO also said the DfE did not

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Ranking the Chances for Every MLB Team to Land Masahiro Tanaka in Free Agency | Bleacher Report

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    The New York Yankees paid a $20 million posting fee to sign Masahiro Tanaka away from the Rakuten Golden Eagles prior to his age-25 season in 2014 and then inked him to a seven-year, $155 million contract.

    All things considered, it was money well spent.

    Tanaka went 78-46 with a 3.74 ERA (114 ERA+), 1.13 WHIP and 991 strikeouts in 1,054.1 innings over the life of that contract, earning two All-Star selections and going 5-4 with a 3.33 ERA in 10 postseason starts.

    Now he is a free agent once again, and in a thin market behind National League Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer, he will likely generate interest from a number of teams.

    At 32 years old, he should still have several productive years left in the tank, though he does have 2,384.1 professional innings on his arm with his seven

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Tajik Governor’s Friends, Relatives Illegally Get Free Land, Investigation Shows

SOMONIYON, Tajikistan — Land is in high demand around the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, as a growing number of people from across Tajikistan move to the capital in search of better jobs.

With house prices in Dushanbe beyond the reach of most Tajiks, a much-cheaper suburb in the Rudaki district has become the best place for many to settle. Some buy or rent houses, while others try to purchase land parcels to build their own homes.

But an investigation by RFE/RL’s Tajik Service has revealed that the high demand has led to corruption in the distribution of land in Rudaki, despite measures announced by state to root out “illegal land sales” in the sought-after district.

Multiple sources in Rudaki claim that former district Governor Rustam Akramzoda has fast-tracked several of his own relatives and acquaintances to obtain free land parcels.

Akramzoda, who was dismissed from his post in a reshuffle on

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Buy An Aston-Martin Luxury Condo, Get A Free Aston-Martin

Remember Crackerjack? That famous candy-caramel popcorn and peanuts snack featuring a prize at the bottom if you ate the whole box?

In this case, Aston-Martin’s all-new DBX is the $192,986 prize when you buy one of the bespoke Signature apartments at Miami’s Aston-Martin Residences.

Unveiled at Aston Martin Residences in Miami yesterday by Alejandro Aljanati, CMO of G&G Business Developments, and Nicolette Brent, UK Consul General for Florida, Aston-Martin’s first SUV created oohs and ahhs – not something easily accomplished in Miami’s moneyed, seen-it-all populace, where supercars are as common a sight as Starbucks.

It’s all in aid of encouraging these new homeowners to partake in and fully enjoy the Aston Martin Art of Living.

Owners of the exclusive Signature condos (line 01) at Aston Martin Residences have the choice of having a DBX Riverwalk Edition or

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Miami’s Aston Martin Residences offers condo buyers free SUV

Buy a multi-million dollar condo at Miami’s Aston Martin Residences, and the luxury sports car brand will throw in its namesake SUV for free.

Aston Martin, the gentleman’s sportscar car of choice for the likes of James Bond, introduced its 2021 Aston Martin DBX to British and U.S. car buyers in November. It’s Aston Martin’s first SUV and its first model to be shipped out from its new assembly plant at St. Athan, Wales.

The brand’s first condo project, at the mouth of the Miami River, is offering the car as a bonus to buyers. The SUV sells for $176,900 — a soupcon of the unit prices that start at $5.3 million. If the SUV doesn’t suit, a buyer can select the 2020 Aston Martin DB11, which sells for $205,600.

The 66-story condo, developed by Aston Martin and the Miami-based G&G Business Developments, is under construction at 300 Biscayne Boulevard

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Buy an Aston Martin Luxury Condo, Get a Free DBX, DB11, or Vulcan

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Aston Martin has designed everything from hypercars to submarines, and recently the sports car maker dipped its toes in the architectural space with a multi-million-dollar house in New York. But behind the scenes, Aston has been working on a much bigger project—66 stories bigger. The British marque has partnered with a major developer to build the first Aston Martin-branded luxury residential tower in Miami, Florida. Aston Martin will design the interior and supply limited edition cars for the most expensive units.

The project was set in motion way back in 2016, when Aston partnered with G & G Business Developments to construct a luxury high-rise, following the lead of other premium car brands such as Ferrari and Porsche. Set to open in 2022, Aston Martin Residences Miami occupies a highly coveted piece of real estate along the waterfront of Biscayne Bay.

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Best Roofing, An El Paso Roofing Contractor, Offers Free Consultations and Estimates in El Paso, TX

Best Roofing, An El Paso Roofing Contractor, Offers Free Consultations and Estimates in El Paso, TX

El Paso, TX – Best Roofing El Paso has been providing roofing solutions in El Paso for over three decades, bringing superior workmanship and the finest materials for both commercial and residential needs. This proudly local company is owned and operated by local specialists who combine their years of experience to offer their clients the best in class roofing solutions. Whether their clients need to repair their existing roof or install a new one, Best Roofing El Paso is known for offering expert inspections and clear, detailed estimates, performed by specialists who provide accurate solutions for all roofing-related needs. 

Regarding their accurate and honest roofing inspections, the company’s representative says, “The best way to find out what you need is to reach out to Best Roofing El Paso for a free roof inspection. There are many El Paso roofing companies who aren’t interested in doing repairs – they only want

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Detroit contractor helps rehab veteran’s house for free

DETROIT – As America pauses to honor those who served our country on Veterans Day, a Detroit contractor is helping to rehab one veteran’s house free of charge.

Renita Wilson, of SEIU Home Health Care Providers, was overcome with emotion when she checked on William Norman — an 81-year-old Army veteran. He was forced from his home months ago, but soon, he’ll be back in it.

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On May 7, a tree from the egress outside crashed on Norma’s home. Wilson has been fighting to get him some help.

“I was fighting for him,” Wilson said. “I fought for you to be where I am today.”

Norman’s service means so much to him.

READ: These three veterans were reunited 50 years after Vietnam

“Everything,” he said. “Nothing like America, the greatest country in

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Half Price Roof Mt Holly, a Mt Holly Roofing Contractor Now Offers Free Consultations and Estimates in NC – Press Release

Mt Holly, NC – Half Price Roof Mt Holly is one of the leading roofing contractors in Mt. Holly, North Carolina. With a team that has experience handling all kinds of roofing needs, Half Price Roof Mt Holly has rapidly become the go-to roofer in the area. Focused on giving back to its community, Half Price Roof Mt Holly has announced its free consultation and estimates for all roofing services.

With the latest announcement, members of the community who are in need of roofing solutions can now save more money by contacting the team at Half Price Roof Mt Holly for their free consultation services and roofing estimates.

Half Price Roof Mt Holly, in addition to this, will also be offering free roof inspection services to the members of the community. With the roof inspection service, the roofers will come to each customer to take a look at the health

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How to get Prime Day’s best-selling smart home gadget for free

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Best Smart Home Device 2020

  • One of the hottest deals with our readers during Amazon’s big Prime Day 2020 blowout was a sale on an awesome smart home device that so many people are unaware of.
  • It’s called the MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener, and it lets you control your garage door from your smartphone or even using your voice.
  • The MyQ was so popular at $17 that it sold out on Prime Day, but now it’s back in stock and we’re going to show you how to get one for free!

Prime Day 2020 was unbelievable, with thousands of deep discounts available on just about every type of popular product you can think of. Of course, there were a few deals in particular that people gravitated toward more than anything else. Examples include Apple’s AirPods Pro, which are cheaper today than they were on

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