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On This Day: Professional football is born

first_imgOn This Day in History: August 20th, 1920From The History ChannelOn this day in 1920, seven men, including legendary all-around athlete and football star Jim Thorpe, meet to organize a professional football league at the Jordan and Hupmobile Auto Showroom in Canton, Ohio. The meeting led to the creation of the American Professional Football Conference (APFC), the forerunner to the hugely successful National Football League.Jim ThorpeProfessional football developed in the 1890s in Pennsylvania, as local athletic clubs engaged in increasingly intense competition. Former Yale football star William “Pudge” Heffelfinger became the first-ever professional football player when he was hired by the Allegheny Athletic Association to play in a game against their rival the Pittsburgh Athletic Club in November 1892. By 1896, the Allegheny Athletic Association was made up entirely of paid players, making it the sport’s first-ever professional team. As football became more and more popular, local semi-pro and pro teams were organized across the country.Professional football first proved itself a viable spectator sport in the 1910s with the establishment of The Ohio League. Canton, the premiere team in the league, featured legendary decathlete and football star Jim Thorpe. From his play with the Carlisle School to his gold medal in the decathlon in Stockholm in 1912 and his time in the outfield with John McGraw’s New York Giants, Thorpe was an international star who brought legitimacy to professional football. The crowds that Thorpe and the Canton team drew created a market for professional football in Ohio and beyond. Still, the league was struggling due to escalating player salaries, a reliance on college players who then had to forfeit their college eligibility and a general lack of organization.On August 20, 1920, the owners of four Ohio League teams–the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians and Dayton Triangles–met to form a new professional league. Jim Thorpe was nominated as president of the new league, as it was hoped Thorpe’s fame would help the league to be taken seriously. On September 17, the league met again, changing its short-lived name to the American Professional Football Association (APFA) and officially electing Jim Thorpe as the league’s first president.The APFA began play on September 26, with the Rock Island Independents of Illinois defeating a team from outside the league, the St. Paul Ideals, 48-0. A week later, Dayton beat Columbus 14-0 in the first game between two teams from the APFA, the forerunner of the modern NFL. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSFootballHostory ChannelJim Thorpe Previous articleToy Library opens in ApopkaNext articleSummer Olympics Medal Count Update – Day 14 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Please enter your name herelast_img read more

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The personal path to a career in fundraising

first_img  96 total views,  2 views today The personal path to a career in fundraising Melanie May | 16 February 2016 | News “It doesn’t seem like a job to me because I am so passionate about it. I can’t think of anything else I would want to do instead.” The hospice care received by her grandmother inspired one community fundraiser to take up her chosen career.Jacki Pigford, community fundraiser at Willow Burn Hospice in Lancaster, became involved in fundraising after her grandmother spent a week at the hospice.  The time Christine Pigford spent at the Willow Burn Hospice at the end of her life inspired first the whole family to get involved, raising £3,500 through a charity night for the hospice.Jacki, who was 14 at the time of her grandmother’s death, later studied Occupational Therapy at Teesside University. For work experience during her final year she asked Willow Burn whether she could become a volunteer in its day hospice, and was there every week for eight months.Towards the end of her work experience Jacki and her family organised a second charity night, which raised £2,500 for the hospice.Katherine Luke, Willow Burn’s income generation and marketing manager, said:“I was so impressed when I saw Jacki with patients around the hospice as well as the way she approached her fundraising. Luckily I was looking for a community fundraiser – and the rest is history.”Jacki has now been in the job for almost a year and is currently involved in planning Willow Burn’s first charity ball, in partnership with The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, which takes place on 16 September.She said: Advertisement Tagged with: Charity Careers fundraising  97 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Historia oculta de guerra en Yemen

first_img10 de noviembre de 2018Hay un gran vacío en todos los informes occidentales sobre la horrible tragedia que se está desarrollando en este momento en Yemen, donde la mitad de la población sufre de hambruna después de años de brutales bombardeos por parte de Arabia Saudita utilizando aviones y mecanismos satelitales de observación estadounidenses.Esta omisión en los medios corporativos ignora la exitosa historia anterior de la revolución socialista en la mitad sur de Yemen, un momento de gran esperanza para las/os trabajadores, especialmente para las/os jóvenes y las mujeres.La República Democrática Popular de Yemen duró desde 1967 hasta 1990. Hizo grandes avances en la organización del pueblo de este pequeño país en el extremo sur de la Península Arábiga para superar la pobreza y el subdesarrollo.Bretaña se había apoderado de la estratégica ciudad portuaria de Adén en 1839 y la mantuvo firmemente en su enorme red colonial durante más de un siglo. Pero en la década de 1960, los movimientos revolucionarios en muchas naciones anteriormente colonizadas lucharon para liberar sus economías de la dominación imperialista y empoderar a las masas populares.El optimismo que existió en el sur de Yemen durante ese período revolucionario es desgarrador leerlo hoy, cuando las esperanzas del pueblo por un cambio social se están ahogando en un creciente mar de sangre.Las siguientes descripciones de la historia de la RDPY provienen de dos fuentes burguesas.La Enciclopedia Británica en línea escribe: “A principios de la década de 1970, el gobierno del sur había nacionalizado casi toda la tierra y la vivienda, junto con la mayoría de las empresas bancarias, industriales y otras empresas comerciales del país; a partir de entonces, todas las industrias y negocios nuevos de cualquier tamaño fueron propiedad del estado y operados por el estado. …“En el norte de Yemen, las mujeres en las ciudades y pueblos usaban un conjunto de sharsaf, falda negra, bufanda y velo que cubre todo el cuerpo. En el sur de Yemen, el régimen que sucedió a los británicos después de 1967 se opuso enérgicamente al código de vestimenta para las mujeres, y esta oposición prevaleció especialmente en los pueblos y ciudades. …“La decisión [fue tomada en 1990] por Mikhail Gorbachev, entonces presidente de la Unión Soviética, de abandonar el apoyo de ese país a los gobiernos y las políticas de varios estados del este de Europa, algunos de los cuales eran las principales fuentes de asistencia financiera, técnica y de personal al sur de Yemen”.Después de la caída de la Unión Soviética, el gobierno socialista del sur de Yemen fue derrotado en una guerra civil en la que Arabia Saudita jugó un papel importante. La EB continúa:“Después de la guerra civil de 1994, el régimen del coronel ‘Alī’ Abd Allāh Șālih negoció un acuerdo con el Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI) y el Banco Mundial que comprometió a Yemen a una plataforma multianual de ajustes estructurales a cambio de incentivos financieros y económicos. El paquete de reformas y ayuda … fue diseñado para hacer que Yemen sea económicamente viable en una era posterior a las remesas y más atractivo para los inversores extranjeros en una economía internacional cada vez más globalizada.“Las reformas, que incluyeron la eliminación de los subsidios para muchas necesidades básicas, recortes en los déficits presupuestarios y reducción del tamaño del gobierno y del sector público, fueron dolorosas para muchas/os y generaron un descontento generalizado y una protesta pública”.La Encyclopedia.com reconoce que la RDPY “avanzó en la reducción de la brecha entre Adén y el resto del país, logró objetivos sociales con cierto éxito e hizo un buen uso de los limitados recursos en los esfuerzos por desarrollar a un país muy pobre. A pesar de las presiones para que se fragmentara, especialmente a instancias de Arabia Saudita … el sur de Yemen se mantuvo unido durante difíciles tiempos políticos y económicos. Esto fue en gran parte resultado de la voluntad política, la agitación y la organización.“La brecha entre la ciudad y el campo siguió siendo una preocupación constante del liderazgo, y se avanzó en la extensión de la educación, la atención médica y otros servicios sociales más allá de Adén y los otros centros urbanos. Además, se emprendió una campaña para extender los derechos de las mujeres y otras ideas e instituciones progresistas al campo. Se eliminaron las grandes diferencias en riqueza y propiedad, y la economía se organizó de acuerdo con líneas socialistas, especialmente en términos de una variedad de colectivos y cooperativas agrícolas y de pesca. … [El] régimen permaneció relativamente comprometido, igualitario y libre de corrupción”.Un excelente y detallado relato por testigos oculares de los retos y logros del Yemen del Sur, “La revolución socialista en Arabia”, fue publicado por el MERIP Report en marzo de 1973 y se puede encontrar en tinyurl.com/ybcdnglr.¡Cuán diferente sería la vida hoy para el pueblo de Yemen si los imperialistas y sus secuaces en Arabia Saudita no les atacaran para destruir esa valiente revolución!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Gang member gets 30 years for TV cameraman’s murder

first_img to go further News June 6, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Gang member gets 30 years for TV cameraman’s murder Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Organisation El SalvadorAmericas Salvadorean authorities must not obstruct coronavirus coverage El SalvadorAmericas October 7, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on El Salvadorcenter_img June 12, 2020 Find out more News News News Help by sharing this information RSF_en Salvadorean president’s alarming hostility towards independent media Jonathan Martínez Castro, a “marero” (gang member) also known as “Budín,” was sentenced to 30 years in prison by a San Salvador court on 31 May for the April 2011 murder of Canal 33 cameraman Alfredo Hurtado. His alleged accomplice, Marlon Abrego Rivas, also known as “Gato,” is currently a fugitive.Martínez and Abrego are members of Mara Salvatrucha (MS 13), a feared San Salvador criminal gang and main rival of Mara 18, the gang that murdered French documentary filmmaker Christian Poveda in September 2009, a year after being the subject of Poveda’s documentary La Vida Loca.“We take note of the efforts being made by the Salvadoran police and judicial authorities to combat impunity,” Reporters Without Borders said. “El Salvador’s very high crime rate has a direct impact on civil liberties, including the freedom to report news and information. “The long sentence passed on Martínez sends a strong signal. The authorities must now shed light on the motive for Hurtado’s murder, as well as the various roles of all those involved. Last week’s conviction was a first step but others must follow.”Two gunmen shot Hurtado in cold blood while he was visiting Ilopango, on the outskirts of the capital, on 25 April 2011. He often covered “marero” arrests and MS supposedly suspected that he had identified two of its members to the police as the murderers of a gangster known as Piñata. The prosecutor’s office nonetheless claim that other MS members identified Piñata’s killers. Abrego, Hurtado’s other alleged killer, has been wanted ever since a warrant for his arrest was issued in the Piñata investigation.Members of Hurtado’s family point out that he had already been threatened by MS because of his coverage of police operations and his close relations with the police and judicial authorities in connection with his journalistic work. His Canal 33 colleagues seem to agree that this was the most likely motive. April 11, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Death Of 800 Olive Ridley Sea Turtles: Orissa High Court Constitutes Panel To Study The Cause Of Deaths, Give Suggestions For Their Protection

first_imgNews UpdatesDeath Of 800 Olive Ridley Sea Turtles: Orissa High Court Constitutes Panel To Study The Cause Of Deaths, Give Suggestions For Their Protection Sparsh Upadhyay27 Feb 2021 2:11 AMShare This – xThe Orissa High Court on Friday (26th February) formed a three-member Panel, inter alia, to hold consultations with stakeholders and to suggest what steps need to be immediately taken- in the short term, in the medium term and the long term- to ensure that the earlier directions issued by the Court are complied with and that the protection of the Olive Ridley turtles during the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Orissa High Court on Friday (26th February) formed a three-member Panel, inter alia, to hold consultations with stakeholders and to suggest what steps need to be immediately taken- in the short term, in the medium term and the long term- to ensure that the earlier directions issued by the Court are complied with and that the protection of the Olive Ridley turtles during the nesting season is ensured. The Bench of Chief Justice Dr. S. Muralidhar and Chief Justice B. P. Routra was hearing suo-moto PIL [In Re: Olive Ridley Turtles] which was registered toking into cognizance Down to Earth Magazine’s report (dated 04th February) based on the death of around 800 Olive Ridley sea turtles. On 24th February, the had issued notices to the Government of Odisha, among others, to apprise the Court of the steps taken to deal with the crisis on an urgent basis. State Government’s submission An affidavit dated 25th February, 2021 was filed by Divisional Forest Officer, Mangrove Forest Division (Wildlife), Rajnagar which enlisted the steps taken for protection and monitoring of turtles from November, 2020 till March, 2021. Some important points in the affidavit:- As per the decision of the High-Level Committee for protection and conservation of Olive Ridley Sea turtles, chaired by the Chief Secretary to Government of Odisha, the DRDO authority at Wheeler Island and the Dhamra Port authority has been dimming the lights at their respective establishments near the nesting beach during the season; The missile testing is also being kept on hold during this period. 30 boats involved in illegal fishing in Gahirmatha (Marine) Wildlife Sanctuary have been seized and 167 persons have been arrested. 15 floating buoys are being installed along the boundary of the sanctuary to prevent the entry of fishing trawlers and the process of such installation will be completed by March, 2021Because of the efforts of the stakeholders, the mortality of turtles has reduced significantly to less than 50% this year as compared to previous years. 3. Further, the Amicus Curiae, pointed out how the area where fishing activities have been completely banned extends to 20 kilometers off the coastline and length-wise, it is a distance of 70 kilometers. He suggested that such a large area cannot be effectively monitored by the coast guards and that it might be useful to have Thermal Imaging Cameras (TICs) installed at various critical points along the coastline to enable an effective check of illegal fishing activities. In response to this, the State Government was directed to examine the feasibility of installing such TICs immediately so that during the nesting season that can be an effective check on illegal fishing in the area. Court Forms 3-member committee With a view to ensuring that the earlier directions issued by this Court are being followed and whether, in fact, the steps as claimed in the affidavit dated 25th February 2021 are being taken and have the desired effect, the Court considered it appropriate to constitute a three member team, comprising: Dr. Kartik Shanker, Professor, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Susanta Nanda, IFS, Director Environment holding an additional charge of CEO, Chilika Development Authority, Bhubaneswar and Mohit Agarwal, learned Amicus Curiae to undertake a visit to the two major nesting sites i.e. the Gahirmatha (Marine) Wildlife Sanctuary and the Rushikulya beach and submit a report to this Court, not later than 10th March, 2021. Further, the Court directed that it would be open to the team to interact with the local population, the fishermen, and any other party who may be involved in the aspects of conservation and protection of the ecological biodiversity in the area. Apart from ascertaining whether the directions issued earlier have been complied with the team has been directed to verify what is stated in the affidavit filed today by the State. Lastly, the State Government was directed to extend its complete support to the team by providing, travel, transport, and other arrangements including providing for the safety and security of the team. The case has been listed for further hearing on 15th March 2021. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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A nation changed

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Print Article Published 11:50 pm Friday, September 9, 2011 Book Nook to reopen Ten years later, we have distance but no separation from the events of 9/11. They have permeated our core as a nation, driving us to war and to patriotism and to cherish a freedom so many took for granted.As the nation pauses to reflect and to remember on this anniversary, several Pike Countians shared emotions:‘The darkest day’Every day that Debra Davis walks into her office, she is reminded of the “darkest day in American history.” By Jaine Treadwell Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author The twin towers of the World Trade Center burn behind the Empire State Building on Sept. 11, 2001. The 9/11 attacks are still echoing in lives 10 years later. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)9/11 attacks still echo 10 years laterSeptember 11, 2001: The day that sent shockwaves through the American consciousness and forever changed our nation.Known now simply as “9/11,” it started as any other day. Blue skies. Fall weather. Folks heading to work and going about their business. A nation changed Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Sponsored Content You Might Like In search of optimism Above, the twin lights memorial rises above the New York City skyline on March 11, 2002, the six-month date of… read more In a matter of minutes everything change. First a commercial airliner hit the World Trade Center in New York. Some 40 minutes later, a second plane crashed into the second tower. What was at first a freak accident suddenly became an all-to-real attack on our nation and our way of life.In the hours that followed another plane attacked the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A fourth plane, likely headed to Washington for another attacked, crashed and burned in a field in Pennsylvania, a heroic act of bravery by passengers refusing to allow the hijackers success.Then, the towers collapsed. In a matter of seconds, thousands of lives were lost and New York turned into an apocalyptic nightmare of ash and dust, it’s landscape forever changes. On her wall is a poster of 25 front pages from around the world on September 11, 2001 – the day terrorist attacks killed nearly 3,000 people on American soil.Davis, Alabama Farmers Federation publications director, said she looks at the poster every day and every day she remembers.“The poster, ‘The Darkest Page in American History,’ has the front pages from newspapers all around the world that show the World Trade Center towers under attack,” she said. “The newspapers graphically tell the story of the horror of Sept. 11, 2001. I look at the poster every day and remember, but I don’t live in fear.”Davis said that she flew into Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Va., several months after the attacks on America.“I saw soldiers armed with M-16s all round the airport and it actually made me mad that we had to resort to that because of terrorist acts,” she said. “The attacks on America on September 11, 2001 robbed us of much of our freedom but I am proud that I live in a country that tries to protect its citizens against those who would do harm to innocent people.”Davis said that racial profiling is not a part of her nature.“I actually feel sorry for Middle Eastern people who are being targeted because they look like people who were terrorists,” she said. “It’s not Christian to lump people together judge them just because of the way they look.”Davis will be flying to New York on Sunday but she’s not concerned about her safety.“I’ve not let what happened on 9/11 stop me from traveling and I’m not worried about flying on Sunday,” she said.“It bothers me when others are bothered by the additional security measures,” she said. “So, what if it takes you another hour to get through security checks or you have to take your belt off. It’s for our protection and our safety, and it’s the way that we have to live now and will from now on.”‘America can be had’Billy Jackson of Banks is a World War II veteran. He remembers the radio broadcast that informed the nation that Pearl Harbor had been bombed. He remembers when WWII came to an end and the Greatest Generation came home to rebuild their lives.He remembers, too, September 11, 2001, and the horror of that day and wonders if there will ever be an end to that reign of terror.“That day showed us that America can be had,” Jackson said. “With all of the expertise and the information that is available to the masses, neither the CIA nor the FBI or anybody else can really protect us from those who really want to do us harm.”Jackson said that when it’s possible to make bombs from the common fertilizers that farmers use or household products that women buy at the market, anybody anywhere at anytime could put together a bomb that could do extensive damage and destroy huge numbers of lives.“What worries me is that our water supply could be contaminated,” he said. “There’s no way to protect it 100 percent.”Jackson said chemical and biological warfare is a strong possibility.“There are so many ways that those who want to do harm to America could do it,” he said. “Terrorists are so unpredictable.”And, it’s for that reason that Jackson said he doesn’t expect any attempts at attacks on Sunday.“That’s too predictable,” he said. “Security will be heightened in anticipation. If you were going to rob a bank and it was surrounded by police officers, you wouldn’t try it. I don’t think anything will happen on Sunday.Jackson said whoever put together the attacks on America on September 11, 2001, was a genius.“They had to be a genius to accomplish something as complex as that,” he said. “To be able to come up with a plan to board commercial aircrafts, make their way into the cockpits and then fly those aircraft the way they did — somebody had to be a genius.”Jackson said in dealing with terrorist groups, their mindset is completely different.“They have a fighting spirit and they hate America and are committed to destroying as many lives as they can,” he said. “They are unpredictable and that’s scary. But, the terrorists have proved their point – that they can attack us on our own soil. They will do it again but when it is least expected.”‘Our country was under attack’Troy Mayor Jimmy Lunsford was working in his office on the morning of September 11, 2001. There was nothing out of ordinary about the day until he walked down the hall.“Someone said that a plane had flown into a big building in New York,” Lunsford said. “I went to the television and started watching. I got sick to my stomach when I realized that it wasn’t an accident – that our country was under attack.”Lunsford said that watching the day’s events unfold, he had the same feeling that he had when he heard that President John Kennedy had been shot.“It was just a feeling that I can’t describe,” he said. “But 9/11 is a day that has impacted the lives of all Americans and will from now on.”As mayor of a small city in the rural South, Lunsford said that he is reminded daily of the obligation before him to remain alert and informed in an effort to keep Troy safe.“On the first anniversary of 9/11, I was watching a national newscast and the news anchor was cautioning his audience that another attack could happen anywhere from New York City to Troy, Alabama,” Lunsford said. “My telephone started ringing with people wanting to know why he said ‘Troy, Alabama’ and what the threat here was.”The newscaster had undoubtedly picked two distant points but why Troy, no one knew.The impact of 9/11 continues to be felt in cities and towns all across the country every day.“Weekly security reports and alerts are sent out to police departments all over the country,” Lunsford said. “The alerts range from yellow to green and red. Right now, we are on elevated alert because of the 10th anniversary of 9/11.”Even in small towns, there is potential danger from terrorists.“Our water supplies are possible targets,” Lunsford said. “Putting contaminants into the water supply would be an easy way to cause harm to many people. We do regular checks on our water wells to make sure that they haven’t been tampered with.“We are doing a lot of things that we never thought about doing before.”last_img read more

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The soft touch

first_imgThe healthy optionSo if you’re looking to be known for selling high-quality food with good, healthy options, then a range of sophisticated health drinks can do wonders for your image. Key sellers in this area include FireFly’s ’tonic’ drinks, vitamin waters by V Water and Funkinwater, and adult-style fruit drinks, such as those produced by the Hibiscus Drinks Company and Bottlegreen Drinks.In contrast, if you’re looking to take a slightly different route as a contemporary retailer, there are a number of new energy drinks on the market, which could help identify you as the perfect stop for the morning after the night before. Currently, drinks using herbal ingredients as boosters rather than taurine and caffeine seem to be selling well with newcomers like RockStar, using guarana and ginseng to give a natural lift.If you haven’t seen these products on your wholesaler’s listings and you’re waiting for them to arrive, you’re missing a trick, says Doran. “Bakeries often don’t realise the power they have to demand certain products,” she says. “Wholesalers stock what their customers want to buy and it’s often difficult for them to take a chance with a new drink if no-one is asking for it. Most of the time, if you see a new drink that you’d like to try out, you can ask your wholesaler and they’ll be only too happy to add it to their list.”So if you’ve been waiting for the moment to try something new, but haven’t seen anything interesting on the stock list, perhaps now is the time to do some of your own research and get proactive about what you want to see in your drinks fridge.—-=== Filling your chiller ===Most popular impulse purchased soft drinks (value sales)£m % share % change1 Cola 515 28 -22 Glucose stimulant drinks 314 17 103 Fruit carbonates 176 9 -74 Juice drinks 169 9 -105 Pure juice 149 8 06 Plain water 141 8 -117 Sports drinks 96 5 -18 Dairy & dairy substitute 66 4 -59 Non-fruit carbonates 62 3 010 Squash 60 3 -411 Lemonade 36 2 -312 Water plus (eg vitamins) 42 2 -1313 Traditional mixers 20 1 -114 Smoothies 14 1 -1715 Cold hot drinks 2 n/a -15Note: Impulse data includes food-to-go retailers, such as bakeries and sandwich shops, but also forecourts and independent grocers, hence listings of products such as squash. Plain waters are in decline, reflecting consumer ethical concerns; juices and smoothies have declined, suggesting consumers maybe trading down; the strongest growth was seen by glucose and stimulant drinks and sports drinks, highlighting consumers’ continuing desire for functional benefits Source: Britvic Soft Drinks Report/Nielsen, March 2009—-=== Stocking the big brands ===For most bakery retailers there’s no escaping the fact that well-known soft drinks come with a number of key advantages – with free branded refrigerator equipment to boot.Big brands have their fingers firmly on the consumer pulse, and are well-placed to cater to the upcoming trends, which is why Coca Cola has launched key new products this year with the ’healthy natural’ trend in mind. Among them is Relentless’ Juiced Energy Berry – a drink that neatly coins both natural and energy drink benefits. And with a multi-million-pound marketing spend behind it, the drink can hardly fail to catch consumer attention. Coca Cola is also ploughing extensive investment into its Diet Coke and Powerade marketing campaigns, gaining sponsorship deals with top rugby players for the latter.”Retailers should offer a range of soft drinks to suit their local customers and flag the category with key brands such as Coca Cola and Relentless,” advises Donna Warren, impulse shopper marketing controller at Coca Cola Enterprises. “Displaying new brands or promotions at other impulse points in the store as well as the cooler is also likely to drive sales.”—-=== Targeting a niche ===Southover Food Company launched a “beauty enhancing” drink at IFE, targeting women. Sip is a range of flavoured still waters marketed as ’a beauty treatment in a bottle’. The pure still water includes nutrients said to improve the skin, and markets the benefits of antioxidant vitamin C, white tea tincture, selenium, and extracts of rose petal, marigold, sweet violet, linden blossom and Scottish heather blossom tops. It is available in four flavours: Elderflower; Ruby Orange; Mango; and Lemongrass & Ginger, and comes in 12 x 500ml cases at £17.14.www.southoverfoods.com Walk into your average bakery outlet and, nine times out of 10, you’re confronted with a fridge full of familiar soft drinks courtesy of a well-known-manufacturer. And while these established products are often viewed as the prudent choice, it might be time to reassess your range. Not only can your drink extras create extra sales, they can also help enhance your brand identity and assure customers of your discernment.The dilemma for many bakery retailers and cafés will be one of risking steady sales for unknown newcomers. After all, there is only so much space in the fridge, and substituting tried-and-tested classics could have the effect of lowering your takings rather than increasing profits.”When you’re looking at bringing in new soft drinks you have to decide whether what you’re considering selling will support those you already have and complement and enhance existing sales,” explains catering consultant Matthew Merritt-Harrison of Merritt-Harrison Catering Consultancy. “There’s little point in putting in a new drink if it takes sales away from another, which brings you higher revenue. The idea is to have products on display, which will enable you to sell more overall and make imaginative offers for your customers.”This means you should think very carefully about why a customer might choose a product and what that could mean for your other sales. An iced coffee drink, for example, could fly out during the hotter months at the expense of your more lucrative latte and espressos, while a range of healthy smoothies could see your customers eschewing their daily bacon roll or pastry for a breakfast on the go.That’s not to say you shouldn’t experiment, and keeping track of new sales needn’t be as difficult as you think. “There are a number of simple and cost-effective EPOS systems out there, which can help you keep track of what’s selling well,” explains Merritt-Harrison. “But even if you’re just keeping track of things manually, it shouldn’t be too difficult to make a quarterly review of what is and isn’t selling.”In fact, mixing up your soft drinks offering can be a dynamic way to bolster profits, particularly if your selection includes little-known brands that prove key sellers. “Bakery retailers cannot really compete on price when it comes to the big-name soft drinks,” says Anita Doran of the Hibiscus Drinks Company. “They’re pitting themselves against supermarkets or corner shops, which have greater power to buy in bulk and are always going to be able to out-do you on price. So the danger is that you could stock these products and customers will go down the road to buy the cheaper alternatives.”Instead, Doran recommends bakery retailers give serious thought to the plethora of unique drink options produced by smaller outlets, dedicating a 50:50 or even 60:40 percentage split in favour of little-known brands. “Not only can these drinks offer a good point of difference, but they usually offer a higher mark-up as well,” she explains. “They can also help enhance your brand and mark you out as a retailer who has discernment regarding your soft drink choices.”When it comes to balancing your stock of big names and lesser-known brands, the trick is to aim for products that are well enough known to benefit from brand awareness, but not so widely sold that you can be undercut by the local supermarket. Your choices can also play a part in marking you out as a particular kind of retailer.last_img read more

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John Mayer To Appear On “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Tonight

first_imgBeloved guitarist John Mayer is on an absolute musical tear these days. After a remarkable tour with Dead & Company over the summer, Mayer got his Trio together and put the finishing touches on a new album. The band released their first single, “Love On The Weekend,” not too long ago, and Mayer then hosted a live Q&A session to talk more about the album and future plans.So far, the Trio has only played one show this year, but Mayer has promised tour dates and more from the beloved crew. Today he’s made good on that promise, announcing an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. That taping will air on December 6th, as per an event announcement from Mayer himself. Though the announcement doesn’t specify, it is assumed that Mayer will be performing with Pino Palladino and Steve Jordan for the show. This also marks Mayer’s first appearance on the program as a solo artist, though he did appear with Dead & Company in early 2016. Watch that here.We can’t wait to see what Mayer has in store, especially with his new album The Search For Everything coming out in early 2017! Catch his performance tonight at 11:35pm ET/PT on NBC.last_img read more

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Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Shares Soundboard From November Philly Show [Listen]

first_imgToday, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead released the soundboard audio recording from their sold-out performance at The Fillmore Philadelphia this past Thanksgiving weekend. The recording (captured by taper Eric McRoberts) marks the 22nd edition of their “Taper Tuesday” series.The November 26th show featured Jon Shaw filling in while regular bassist Dave Dreiwitz fulfilled his regular duties with Ween at their second of three gigs at The Capitol Theatre. The show started with a big jam that wound into “Cumberland Blues,” and the first set stayed with the classics. It was the second set where the band started to explore, weaving “Slipknot!” into an array of songs that included “Feel Like A Stranger” and “Franklin’s Tower.” They also explored Radiohead’s “Myxomatosis” for the third time, but kept this version instrumental. Afterwards, they went back into “Slipknot!” again, before emerging with “Crazy Fingers”.Enjoy the full soundboard recording below (via archive.org)!Joe Russo’s Almost Dead will embark on a sold-out 6-show late-2016 run at Denver’s Ogden Theatre on December 15th, followed by Boulder Theatre on the 16th and Aspen’s Belly Up on the 17th. Less than two weeks later, the band will hit New York for a New Year’s run that will have them at Brooklyn Bowl on the 29th and The Capitol Theatre on the 30th and 31st. All of the shows are sold out.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – 11/26/16 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PASet 1 (9:15PM – 10:40PM):01. Jam ->02. Cumberland Blues @ (All) >03. Here Come Sunshine # (TH) ->04. Casey Jones >05. Mr Charlie (SM)06. Marco Solo $ ->07. The Wheel (All) ->08. Morning Dew + (TH)Set 2 (11:10PM – 12:47AM):01. Feel Like A Stranger (SM) ->02. Slipknot! (End) ->03. Franklins Tower (TH) ->04. Slipknot! ->05. Myxomatosis Jam % ->06. Slipknot! ->07. Crazy Fingers (TH) >08. Estimated Prophet (SM) ->09. Eyes Of The World & (TH) ->10. Playing In The Band (SM)Encore:11. GDTRFB && (All) ->12. We Bid You Good Night ending *@ – With a “Hoedown” (Aaron Copeland) Tease (MB)# – With a “Material Girl” (Madonna) Tease (MB), a Duo Jam & a China Cat Sunflower Tease (TH)$ – Bunch of Teases & / or familiar themes in here, including probably a “Dear Prudence” (The Beatles) Tease & an “Everything In It’s Right Place” (Radiohead) Tease. See what you can find.+ – With a “Playin’ In the Band” Tease% – Radiohead cover, 3rd time played, not sung& – With a JS Bass Solo & Playin In The Band Tease (TH)* – “Standard” Instrumental ending for GDTRFB, with a “Cold Rain & Snow” tease (TH)&& – With a “Stella Blue” Teaselast_img read more

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ND brain researcher receives NFL grant

first_imgThe National Football League (NFL) will fund Notre Dame’s chemistry and biochemistry departments to research strokes and other brain injuries, professor Mayland Chang said. Chang, who has been working on the project for 15 years, studies gelatinase-based brain diseases. Funded in part by the National Institute of Health, the researched treatments are getting close to FDA trials, she said. Gelatinase is a type of enzyme that breaks down cell walls and can cause tumor metastasis in cancer, as well as problems in traumatic brain injury (TBI), strokes, aneurysms and diabetic wounds. Chang’s husband, professor Shahriar Mobashery, discovered a compound at Wayne State University called SB-3CT that could be a possible treatment for the brain diseases. Mobashery now teaches at Notre Dame. The SB-3CT compound is an inhibitor triggered by the enzyme’s reaction in the cell. Chang said a compound like SB-3CT could help stop brain damage similarly to how it helps stroke patients. The compound was synthesized more than 450 times to find a way to make it water soluble, so it can be put into an IV or given to a patient in the form of an injection, Chang said. If all goes well, the drug could be in use with stroke patients in seven to nine years, Chang said. “Would this be great to have as an injectable treatment?” she said. “It could be on the sidelines. If you get a concussion, you can get a shot. This is eventually our hope.” The current drug used to dissolve clots in ischemic, or clot-forming, stroke patients is tissue Plasminogen Activator, or tPA, Chang said. This drug dissolves the clot, but increases gelatinase enzymes, which causes hemorrhaging and brain swelling. When SB-3CT is given in tandem with this drug in experiments, it has reduced side affects. Researchers have developed an experimental model to test compounds. “We’re always looking for better ways to treat,” she said. Chang, whose son is a competitive snow boarder, witnessed the treatment for TBI when her son had a concussion last year. “If you have a concussion, they can do cognitive treatment,” she said. “They do simple things. For example, they ask you to list words that begin with the same letter. They also make you take a rest — no physical activity, nothing to rattle your brain. They don’t really do anything else.” The research team is currently searching for funding to have toxicology studies done, which will then put the drug into FDA clinical trials, Chang said. She said the team hopes the compound will improve emergency response to brain problems. “Given in an ambulance setting, it would work quickly,” she said.last_img read more

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