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Bulls acquire Otto Porter Jr. in trade with Wizards

first_img Beau Lund Written by February 7, 2019 /Sports News – National Bulls acquire Otto Porter Jr. in trade with Wizardscenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTar_Heel_Rob/iStock(CHICAGO) — The Chicago Bulls have acquired Otto Porter Jr. from the Washington Wizards, the teams announced Wednesday night.In exchange for the 25-year-old forward, the Bulls sent forwards Jabari Parker and Bobby Porti to the Wizards. Chicago also gave Washington a protected 2023 second-round draft pick.Porter was drafted by the Wizards in 2013. Since then, he has played 384 games, averaging 10.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.18 steals per game.This season, he’s played 41 games and has averaged 12.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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National Cupcake Week

first_imgSupported by: September 14th – 19thNational Cupcake Week is a fantastic week-long extravaganza being organised by British Baker to celebrate this very special bakery product>> Cupcake Competition WinnersThe aim of the week, held September 14-19 2009, is to draw customers’ attention to the many wonderful recipes and exotic toppings available for cupcakes and to tempt both new and existing customers to buy (at least) one during the week!British Baker will be sending out branded posters to help bakers and cafes market the event. We will also be scouring the land to find the best cupcakes in the UK (see competition details below). The six best cupcakes will go on to represent one trading day of the week, with the champion cupcake representing a super-indulgent Saturday!But that’s not all. A special window-dressing competition will also run nationally to promote cupcakes during the week and put bakers’ artistic talents to the test.And British Baker will be organising a PR campaign to drive awareness of the week in the national media.POS material now available for National Cupcake WeekPoint-of-sale material is now available for you to display during National Cupcake Week. A branded A4 and A3 poster is downloadable, with space to add your own text. The National Cupcake Week logo is also available, so make sure you use them in your shops to generate consumer interest and to promote the week.British Baker will also be sending out a branded poster on August 28 to bakeries and cafés who subscribe to British Baker.Point Of Sale MaterialNote:The logo is available free for dowload usage by bakers, cafes and retail outlets to promote their participation in National Cupcake Week to consumers. Its download and use by any parties or companies other than the above or for promotion of products other than retail cupcakes sold to the consumer, requires the specific permission of British Baker.Click here to downloadA3 posterA4 posterNational Cupcake Week logo: jpeg or eps >> Window Dressing Contest>> Cupcake Competition Winners Sponsored by: To find out more about National Cupcake week, please contact:Andrew WilliamsTel: 01293 846592E mail: [email protected] discuss PR opportunities, please contact:Susann JerryTel: 020 7492 6925E mail: [email protected]last_img read more

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News story: Defence Secretary marks major step forward for UK’s nuclear submarine capability

first_imgThe stand-up of the SDA marks the delivery of a milestone set out in the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review that strengthens arrangements to support the UK’s submarine capability.The Executive Agency will lead on the procurement, in-service support and decommissioning of all UK nuclear submarines.The SDA will procure and project manage the construction of future Royal Navy submarines, and support those in-service, working with Navy Command and the newly established Defence Nuclear Organisation.The vision of the SDA is to lead a high-performing industrial enterprise to deliver and support the UK’s submarine capability safely, securely and more effectively and cost efficiently.Headed by Chief Executive Officer Ian Booth – who has a wealth of experience in delivering complex private and public sector procurement programmes – the SDA employs around 1,300 people and already has a talented and extremely knowledgeable workforce, including some of the nation’s most experienced nuclear experts.The Agency will have the authority and freedom to recruit and retain the best people to manage the Submarine Enterprise. The majority of SDA staff will be based in Bristol, with other colleagues located at sites such as Barrow, Derby, Devonport, Rosyth and Faslane.Chief Executive Officer of the Submarine Delivery Agency, Ian Booth said: Our nuclear deterrent is our ultimate defence from the most extreme threats while our attack submarines are busier than ever providing unprecedented levels of protection across the world. A Royal Navy submarine is on patrol 24 hours a day, every day of the year, protecting our way of life. These advanced and complex vessels are more important than ever as the world becomes an increasingly dangerous place and establishing this new Agency sends a clear signal of our commitment to continue deterring conflict and protecting the nation. The SDA has learnt from other successful programmes of a similar scale and complexity such as the 2012 Olympics and Crossrail. It will maintain vital links with industry and public sector partners to preserve the UK’s technology advantage and skills-base and to ensure submarine manufacturing and maintenance capability is sufficient to support the UK’s submarine requirements.A key facet of the SDA is to manage the Dreadnought and Astute nuclear submarine programmes to time and budget, alongside providing day-to-day support to the in-service fleet of Trafalgar, Astute and Vanguard Class submarines. As a responsible nuclear operator, the organisation will also manage the decommissioning and disposal of submarines in a safe and environmentally sound way. The SDA is to lead a high-performing industrial enterprise that is committed to strengthening the safety, availability, reliability and security of UK submarines, including our Continuous At Sea Deterrent. The Agency will draw on best practice from both the public and private sectors with a focus on cost effective and timely delivery to achieve the best possible outcomes for Defence. In a move that signals the UK’s commitment to a continuous-at-sea deterrent, the Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) was today officially launched.The announcement comes after an extra £800 million was secured by the Ministry of Defence – £600 million of which will ensure the UK is protected by the new Dreadnought submarine fleet into the 2030s and beyond.Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said:last_img read more

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Last chance to book your place at the Baking Industry Awards

first_imgIt’s almost awards time folks! The biggest night in the baking industry calendar is just days away.If you haven’t got your tickets for the 2017 Baking Industry Awards – being held this Wednesday, 6 September, at the London Hilton on Park Lane – don’t leave it a moment longer.With a Wild West theme, and hosted by West End and TV star Denise van Outen, the event will recognise bakery’s top people, products and businesses across 11 categories:Baker of the Year – sponsored by Brook Food Processing EquipmentBakery Manufacturer of the Year – sponsored by SonneveldBakery Innovation of the Year – sponsored by European Process PlantCelebration Cake Business of the Year – sponsored by RenshawFree-from Bakery Product of the Year – sponsored by IngredionSupermarket Bakery Business of the Year – sponsored by Lantmännen Unibake UKSpeciality Bread Product of the Year – sponsored by BakelsThe Craft Business Award – sponsored by Dawn FoodsThe Customer Focus Award – sponsored by CSM Bakery SolutionsThe Rising Star Award – sponsored by RondoOutstanding Contribution to the Baking Industry – sponsored by DélifranceThe night is a fantastic opportunity to network with many of the top names in Britain’s baking industry – and offers great food, excellent entertainment and a whole lot of fun!To, ensure your place among hundreds of senior figures from all aspects of the industry, visit www.bakeryawards.co.uk.Tickets cost £285 plus VAT. A table of 10 costs £2,575 plus VAT.For more information, contact Elizabeth Ellis on 01293 846593 or [email protected]last_img read more

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Production at Greggs Newcastle factory halted by coronavirus

first_imgSource: GreggsGreggs has stopped production at its factory in Newcastle after a ‘small number’ of staff tested positive for Covid-19.The factory in Balliol Business Park in Longbenton, North Tyneside was forced to send its staff home last week when a ‘small number’ of its 300 workers tested positive for coronavirus.Although its pastry production has come to a halt, supplies have not been impacted, said the firm.The Newcastle factory produces a range of savoury bakes, including sausage rolls, steak bakes and bacon & cheese wraps.“Following a small number of colleagues having tested positive for Covid-19 at our Balliol manufacturing facility, we have taken the decision to temporarily stop production as a precautionary measure to keep our teams as safe as possible,” said a spokesperson for Greggs.Supplies are expected to reach 2,025 Greggs shops around the country, it added. It is looking to reopen as soon as possible in a safe manner.“We are now working closely with the local Health Protection Team to ensure that we minimise any possible impact to the wider community in Newcastle and the surrounding areas. We do not forsee any stock shortage in our shops at this time.”A small number of cases of Covid-19 were also recorded at Greggs distribution centre in Bramley, near Leeds, at the start of this month resulting in the temporary closure of the depot.Other bakery manufacturing plants have also suffered from Covid-19 outbreaks, including Pladis, Greencore and Mr Kipling.last_img read more

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Hamilton’s Christopher Jackson Keeps His Cool as Local News Anchors Wig Out

first_imgLet’s go ahead and give Broadway favorite Christopher Jackson the key to the city after getting through this truly bizarre local news segment. Hamilton’s George Washington stopped by the Vegas buffet of crazy that is Fox’s Good Day New York, and he remained remarkably cool as Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto did the following:1. Conduct the interview while wearing colonial garb2. Consistently interrupt him3. Imply that the general public was apprehensive about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s abilities to write a hip-hop musical4. Genuinely not seem to understand how a hip-hop musical about American history could be something other than “mockery”5. Sign off with a freestyle rap joking about drive-by shootingsAgain, we can’t stress enough how well Jackson conducted himself in spite of all this. Later, he took to Twitter to write, “That’s life in the damn circus… #notsurprised #speechless.” Take a look at the seven-minute (?!) segment below if you can—if only for Jackson’s comments on the show and his impressively unfazed demeanor. Hamilton is currently playing the Richard Rodgers Theatre. from $149.00 Related Shows Star Files View Comments Christopher Jackson Hamiltonlast_img read more

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Appealing to millennials in 4 easy steps

first_img 34SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Liz Garster Liz Garster is AVP of Marketing & Client Services at TwoScore, a firm dedicated to helping credit unions achieve their strategic goals through marketing. Working in credit unions for over … Web: www.twoscore.com Details Hi, I’m here. You know, that Millennial that you want to join your credit union so badly? I’m sorry it took me a while to make it into your – oh, what do you call it? Branch? I overslept in my parents’ basement after a long night of polishing my participation trophies, and of COURSE had to squeeze in a quick avocado toast and mimosa brunch before heading over.(Okay, sarcasm aside, avocado toast easily ranks in my top 10 favorite foods, but if you pay $19 for it you’re really doing it wrong…)I’ve heard through the grapevine that my generation is the hot topic of your board meetings and strategic planning sessions. You want more people like me to bank with you to keep the credit union movement thriving. Always wanting to help, I’m here to give you what you’ve been asking for – a step-by-step guide outlining how you can appeal to me and my cohorts in four easy steps!STEP 1: Remember, we’ve been here before.While Millennials are talked about like they’re aliens in the media, it’s important to remember that older generations have long been mystified by younger generations and what motivates them. For example, while the quote below could have easily been written two weeks ago, the author of this Time Magazine cover story from July 1990 is making generalizations about Generation X, not Millennials:“They have trouble making decisions. They would rather hike in the Himalayas than climb a corporate ladder… They crave entertainment, but their attention span is as short as one zap of a TV dial… They postpone marriage because they dread divorce.”My generation isn’t the first—and it won’t be the last—to be labeled as narcissistic. Self-absorption is a trait often left behind as people age, so that reputation will begin to fade as Millennials get older (just in time for everyone to say the same thing about Generation Z!). So the fewer comments you can make about us not wanting houses or not caring about our retirement as you open our accounts, the better.STEP 2: Consider the humanity of Millennials.Reframe questions like “How do we connect with Millennials?” to “How do we connect with people?” Because at the end of the day, that’s all Millennials are. Just like any other bunch, we want to feel financially safe and secure. We have the same basic needs like transportation, food, and shelter that require money to fulfill. We want to believe we’ve made a good choice in selecting a financial partner. A generation can’t shift the foundation of credit unions’ “people helping people” philosophy. Listen to our financial needs and dreams and offer your assistance – just like you would anyone else.STEP 3: Don’t invest in technology for technology’s sake.Don’t overstretch to fill your credit union with shiny objects meant to entice us as “tech savvy” people. Technology, of course, is increasingly important in a world that is constantly innovating and evolving; however, if the technology you implement doesn’t provide a simple and efficient user experience, it’s time to re-evaluate.  Rolling out underdeveloped or underperforming technological tools for the sake of being able to advertise them is always a bad move because as members adopt them and realize they’re cumbersome, you’ve branded yourself as the credit union with a clunky user experience. Millennials aren’t attracted to shiny new tech if it doesn’t do its job (and neither is anyone else). STEP 4: Stay true to who you really are.You might think it’s a great idea to completely redecorate your branch to look like the Apple store that just opened up at the mall.  Just remember, we love you just the way you are, really. If that’s not your brand, Millennials will sense it.  As long as you know your brand and embrace your differentiator(s), we’re likely to be enticed to do business with you. Straying from your credit union’s brand in the name of connecting with Millennials will only lead to service inconsistencies and a weakened brand experience, guaranteeing members of ALL generations will be heading for the door.last_img read more

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Community response fund awards $78,000 in grants to non-profits

first_img(WBNG) — The COVID-19 Community Response Fund Alliance has announced its first round of grant recipients to seven local non-profits. The Community Response Fund Alliance is by the led United Way of Broome County and other charitable foundations. Recipients include: Since launching the fund, more than $327,000 has been donated from local foundations, corporations, individuals and philanthropic partners.center_img As of April 24, the alliance has awarded grants that total around $78,000. AchieveGood Shephered Communities FoundationThe Jewish Community Center of BinghamtonPublic Policy and Education FundCitizens Action of NYRescue MissionSalvation ArmyVolunteers of Americalast_img read more

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Defra’s latest food sector review may be Gove’s last chance to deliver

first_imgSource: Rex The launch of the review could prove to be Michael Gove’s swansong at DefraToday’s news that Henry Dimbleby will lead a government review of the food sector will be music to the ears of those who have criticised Michael Gove for ‘taking the F out of Defra’.Gove has been taken to task on a regular basis during the past two years over his department’s perceived lack of interest in the food bit of his department.And while Defra under his watch has admirably led the way in reducing plastic use – banning microbeads, launching a 25-year environment plan and pushing forward with a new clean air strategy – there have been fewer policy successes on the food side. But in what could be his swansong ahead of a cabinet reshuffle by a new prime minister next month, there appeared to be universal praise for today’s announcement of a review into England’s food system to make it “fit for the 21st century”. Even arch critics such as City University’s Professor Tim Lang welcomed the “good news”.Dimbleby will investigate the entire food system, from field to fork, as part of work to formulate a “trailblazing” national food strategy for England.“There are urgent challenges with which we must grapple,” he said. “Populations are growing, diet-related conditions are harming the lives of millions, and climate change is altering what our land will yield.”Dimbleby has been busily working behind the scenes on this plan for several months in a bid to bring around some outspoken critics of Defra’s previous stance on the future of the food sector.The restaurateur’s (and Gove’s) aim was to deliver “safe, healthy, affordable food, regardless of where people live or how much they earn”, Defra said today.But after a series of false starts during the past 20 years, can Defra really deliver on a new food strategy this time?Despite the department’s grandiose claim this was the “first major review of the UK food system in 75 years”, the food industry has witnessed a litany of policy failures ranging all the way from the Curry Commission in 2002, Food Matters in 2008, Food 2030 in 2010 and the 25-year Food & Farming Plan last year.’Forgive me if I sound a note of caution – because we have been here before,’ Coca-Cola European Partners’ communications VP (and former editor of The Grocer) Julian Hunt wrote on LinkedIn this morning.All of these initiatives were “excellent attempts to create a vision of success”, he wrote. But they either ran out of steam or were abandoned by ministers.With Brexit still mired in uncertainty and British politics showing no sign of returning to normality, the food sector will be praying any change in leadership at Defra does not hinder this latest attempt at reform.As NFU president Minette Batters said: “It’s crucial this strategy delivers for everyone.” As a starting point, it’s crucial this review actually delivers its findings, full-stop. Because the enormous challenges facing the industry, from Brexit to obesity to climate change and much more, are not going away any time soon.last_img read more

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Axle Exchange returns as title sponsor for IMCA Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational

first_img“In 2019 Fast Shafts had national champions in four divisions using our driveshafts and we also have the youngest IMCA Stock Car rookie of the year, Dallon Murty, and his father Damon, a former national champion, using our driveshafts and 9″ gears,” he continued. “We look forward to what 2020 brings to us and the racers. I started Axle Exchange in 1992, and began building driveshafts in 1993. I have said it before and will say it forever, I truly believe that becoming an IMCA sponsor has been the best thing for the growth and success of my company.” And two $25 Axle Exchange product certificates will be presented to each Modified, IMCA Sunoco Late Model, Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Northern SportMod and Southern SportMod track and/or state champion attending the national banquet in November. Information about Axle Exchange products and services is available at the www.fastshafts.com website, by calling 800 622-6617 and on Facebook. Joel Rust of Grundy Center won the 2019 All-Star Invitational. “Along with that pride comes happiness and excitement. We have surrounded ourselves with the best manufacturers and performance suppliers in the industry. We are very happy that we have great relationships with IMCA, IMCA track owners and promoters, and especially with IMCA racers,” said Fagen. Drivers in all three of those divisions must display two Fast Shafts decals on their race car to be eligible for point fund shares. DES MOINES, Iowa – Axle Exchange continues its title sponsorship of a premier event for IMCA Modifieds, to be held during the nation’s premier dirt track racing event. The Des Moines, Iowa, company also returns to national decal programs for the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod divisions.  One hundred and forty-five different drivers from 26 states and two Canadian provinces have taken the green flag in the All-Star feature since the inaugural invi­tational in 2004. Each All-Star receives a free custom Velocita fire suit and a mini replica driveshaft from Axle Ex­change, manufacturer of the Fast Shafts brand of drive shafts and 18-year IMCA sponsor. For the 15th consecutive year, Axle Exchange provides a portion of the purse paid to the 30 starters in the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational, to be held Sept. 11 at Boone Speedway during the IMCA Speedway Motors Su­per Nationals fueled by Casey’s.  “Pat Fagen and his team at Axle Exchange have more than embraced their title sponsorship of the All-Star Invitational and have really become synonymous with its presentation,” observed IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “It is truly a source of pride for every racer who’s ever participated in it, and Fast Shafts shares that same pride to be a part of it.” last_img read more