first_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRANGELY, Colo.-The Snow College women’s basketball team led from start to finish en route to an 87-52 victory over Colorado Northwestern on Thursday evening, snapping a four-game losing streak. The 35-point victory marked the largest margin of victory for the Lady Badgers since blowing out Western Wyoming by 36 points back on December 14, 2019. The game also marked the fourth 30-point victory of the season for Snow.Freshman Shawnee Simpson led the Lady Badgers with a double-double performance against CNCC, posting 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field, and 10 rebounds, including seven defensive boards. Simpson was one of five other players who were scored in double figures. Micah Gustafson led all scorers with a season-high 19 points on 9-of-11 attempts from the field. Rachel Roberts was credited with 11 points, while Lexi Peterson and Sidney McDonald had 10 points each. Reagan Yamauchi had a solid game for the Lady Badgers, posting six rebounds, nine assists, two steals, and six points.Snow College will next travel to Southern Idaho. Game time is set for 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 18 in Twin Falls. January 16, 2020 /Sports News – Local Snow Women’s Basketball Routs Colorado Northwestern Written by Tags: Snow Women’s Basketballlast_img read more

first_imgThe biggest sales gains in soft drinks last year came from those perceived to be healthier, such as water, juices and dairy drinks, but cola is still the largest sub-category. Jason Roots, sales manager at Bako London, says Coca-Cola and Diet Coke continue to be the best-sellers, but other drinks are making gains. “We have noticed growing sales of water, flavoured waters, juices and smoothies, but the biggest trend is a move away from cans into bottles – and this is good news for retailers, as bottles sell for more than cans,” he says.His view is shared by Russell Jenkins, sales director at 22-store Camarthenshire-based baker David Jenkins. The company has traditionally stuck with the best-sellers – Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Fanta and Sprite – but is now selling more bottles than cans.Soft drinks are profitable, providing shrinkage is kept under control, and should be sold from self-select multi-deck units, Jenkins states. “We have to keep an eye on them because we do get a bit of pilferage. But if we didn’t sell them from these units, we wouldn’t sell any at all. On pricing we look at what the competition is doing, except for the supermarkets as we can’t compete with them.”As well as the big national brands, the chain supports a local one – Princes Gate water – sourced from a nearby spring, which sells 330ml and 500ml bottles and accounts for a sizeable proportion of sales.David Jenkins is supplied by Swansea-based wholesaler Top Pops, which it has been using for 30 years. “They offer very good prices and a very good service,” he says. “They used to deliver to our central warehouse, but the drinks took up so much room that we now have them delivered directly to stores. Some get two deliveries a week, others just one. But if we run out, they will come out to top us up.”Potts Bakers in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, which stocks soft drinks in four of its five outlets, doesn’t sell cans at all – just bottles and cartons. “We would sell them in the fifth shop as well, but we are restricted to selling traditional bakery lines there,” says Roger Potts, joint managing director. In the other four shops it limits the range to Coca-Cola and Diet Coke – its best-sellers – Fanta, Lucozade, Ribena and Buxton waters, plain and flavoured. Potts says it recently switched to a new wholesaler for drinks called the Soft Drinks Company, which delivers directly to each store once a week. “Soft drinks are a profitable line for us,” he says. “We sell them for more than the recommended retail price and make a very decent margin on them.”Alongside the dominant carbonated drinks, bakers need to make sure they offer bottles of a big water brand. According to Zenith International, UK bottled water sales rose by 5.3% last year, and are expected to rise from 2.1bn to 3bn litres a year by 2010. “Despite phenomenal growth over the past two decades, more consumers are turning to bottled water as their favoured soft drinks choice,” explains Zenith research director Gary Roethenbaugh.According to BMRB International’s TGI survey – figures released by Zenith in April – the percentage of adults aged 15 and over who are drinking bottled water has risen from 35% in 2000 to 55% in 2005, with numbers of male drinkers increasing. For bakers, unless you’ve got a good local source, as David Jenkins does, it may be safest to stick to the big bottled water brands. These include Buxton, Evian and Highland Spring.Evian is the number one brand of water in the UK, while Volvic is the top seller within impulse outlets. The main sales growth is coming from consumers trading-up to the larger sports cap bottles – typically from 500ml into 750ml and even one-litre sizes, which gives retailers a great opportunity to make more cash margin from single purchases.At this time of year, as temperatures rise, so can sales. Water manufacturer Danone’s studies of EPOS data suggest that, for every degree of temperature rise (above 17ºC) water sales increase by 6.2%. This means water sales can double when temperatures hit between 17ºC and 29ºC, so bakers really need to make sure they have enough in stock, and it needs to be chilled.The water companies are taking more of an interest in smaller bakery retailers and other stores. Steve Flanagan, category strategy manager for Danone Waters, comments: “As part of the impulse environment, bakeries are important to us, particularly as we have seen an increase in bottled water consumption in line with the well-publicised health trend. Our recent research has highlighted water as being the drink of choice at lunchtime.” SMOOTH OPERATORInnocent smoothies, made by the Innocent Drinks company (Shepherds Bush, London), are now available to bakers through Bako London. “In May we held a healthy eating day where we showed off low-fat cake mixes and GI bread mixes,” explains Bako sales manager Jason Roots. “On that day we had a lot of requests from customers for smoothies, so we looked into it and opted for Innocent. “The most important thing for us was the fact that Innocent smoothies are all natural products. Shelf life is not an issue, as we get them in to order.”The Innocent range comprises seven flavours and a seasonal smoothie, which this summer is cherries & strawberries. All come in 250ml bottles and the recommended retail price is £1.79-£1.99.FIRST CHOICE TAKES TIGER TO MARKETIt’s business as usual as far as UK bakers are concerned for First Choice Coffee, which was recently acquired by Netherlands-based Drie Mollen International. George Miller, managing director of First Choice says the move will “strengthen and accelerate growth and expansion plans for the brand” as it continues to target bakers. He says the company’s immediate priority is to introduce the new Tiger compact espresso coffee machine. This has been developed with patented milk texturing technology to produce freshly brewed speciality coffee at the touch of a button. Elaine Higginson, sales director at First Choice Coffee, says its Tiger machine was specifically developed for outlets such as bakeries, where a speciality coffee offering will boost profits. “When a coffee is ordered, the operator can fulfil the order while the Tiger grinds and dispenses a freshly prepared coffee,” she says. “Coffee culture has demanded the highest-quality coffee and bakeries can capitalise on this market by offering customers a quality beverage to accompany food. A customer is more likely to repeat-visit an outlet that offers the whole package.” The quality of the raw ingredients is crucial to the finished product, she adds. Grand Café 100% certified coffees from First Choice are sun-dried and slow-roasted to exact specification. The firm also has a range of Fairtrade, organic and 100% Certified Rainforest Alliance coffees.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York This dome-shaped house right on the Great South Bay — giving it both stellar views and a private beach — is listed for sale at 10 Windward Walk in Davis Park on Fire Island.Built in 1965, this completely renovated four-bedroom Contemporary with one-and-a-half bathrooms is move-in ready with all the furniture and televisions included.The house comes equipped with an eat-in kitchen, living room/dining room combo and a large loft. Outside it has a wrap-around deck.It’s located in the Ocean Ridge section of Davis Park — that’s the easternmost neighborhood of the easternmost community on FI, which is only accessible via ferry or private boat. The secluded area has one restaurant and one general store, with other resort areas offering additional shops and eateries within walking distance down the beach.The asking price is $729,900, not including the annual property taxes of $3,504.The real estate agent listed for the property is Nancy Bush of H&G Realty New York. She can be reached at 631-345-5600.last_img read more

first_imgWe’ve been asked many times “is there a simple calculation that can be used to determine what a marketing budget should be?” Every time I hear that question it makes me wonder how many times that marketer has gone to the table with a proposed budget and been denied. How many times they’ve felt beat up, unheard, unappreciated, and just given up, settling for the money that was “left over” for them.The answer to that question, by the way, is no. There is not a one-size-fits-all calculation that works for every institution to meet their unique goals and objectives over a 12-month time period of time in different marketplaces.Pro Tips for Setting Marketing Budgets for Credit Unions But here are three things every marketer can do before budgeting season to increase their success rate at the budget negotiation table.1. Help Your Peers Understand the Value of What You DoAs a marketer you advertise products and services that are for sale to your marketplace, day in and day out. You explain features and benefits, and help people understand why they should believe in and bank with your institution. Often, marketers don’t dedicate enough time to doing the same internally so their peers understand the benefits of what they do. Try spending some time one-on-one with peers and decision-makers, showing them the benefits, or results, from the work you’ve been doing to help them reach their goals over the past year.While you’re having that discussion…2. Discuss Strategy for the Following Year One-On-One PRIOR to BudgetingSpend time with the decision-makers in each area to understand their goals and objectives before you’re at the budgeting table. Then, present them with a plan, or calendar, that outlines all the areas of the marketplace, and the marketing channels you’d like to use to help them meet their goals. Keep at it and work on these ideas with your colleagues until you’re in agreement about the new strategy.Then when you’re at the budgeting table and it looks like your budget is going to be cut you won’t be so alone in your negotiations. You can use “we” language to make statements like “by cutting $8,000 from our social media budget, Karen and I won’t be able to reach the millennial and Gen-Y demographic in Instagram story ads to help meet our first time home buyer goals as we had planned.”Ask questions like “Karen, how do you feel about us losing the ability to reach that audience in that channel? We had anticipated great results based on our preliminary testing this year.” And then wait for others to help provide additional perspective on the ramifications of budget cuts in various areas of marketing. When your “we” language includes people from other areas of the organization, instead of just the marketing department, you create allies at the budgeting negotiation table. And if the budget is cut, then both you and Karen understand the impact it’s going to have, and what your new goals should be with the remaining budget you have. 3. Plan to Cut Your Own BudgetWhen someone constantly asks for more it becomes instinctive to start denying them some of their requests. After all, why should someone get everything they ask for? It’s one of those weird human nature things. Also, it’s difficult for a CEO or CFO to agree to give one person everything they want and deny another (just like being a parent).You will appear more trust worthy, intelligent, and a true expert in your field when you come to the table with a line item in your budget from the previous year lower for the next year.If you look at the work you’ve done over the last year or two you’re going to find a channel or initiative that is not as effective, either because of it’s own demise or because it just doesn’t work for your institution like it used to. Be honest with yourself and everyone else about that and suggest shifting spending accordingly.Along the same vein, prioritize your line items based on the strategic conversations you’ve had with your peers. If cuts need to be made, be the first to recommend where they should come from.When the statement is made “we need to cut $10,000 from your budget” if you can immediately come back with the comment “OK, based on my conversations with my peers I feel like cutting X and Y line items will have the smallest impact on results. Karen (and others) how do you feel about that recommendation?” 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Penne D. VanderBush With over 10 years of experience in financial industry marketing, and former VP of Marketing for the largest state-chartered credit union in Vermont, Penne joined the FI GROW Solutions team … Web: figrow.com Detailslast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 6 Jan 2020 4:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link MORE: Leeds United star Ezgjan Alioski taunts Arsenal and Manchester United ahead of FA Cup clashMORE: Mikel Arteta sends warning to Arsenal players ahead of FA Cup clash with Leeds United Head-to-head in last five meetings 09 Jan 2012 – Arsenal 1-0 Leeds – FA Cup19 Jan 2011 – Leeds 1-3 Arsenal – FA Cup08 Jan 2011 – Arsenal 1-1 Leeds – FA Cup16 Apr 2004 – Arsenal 5-0 Leeds – Premier League04 Jan 2004 – Leeds 1-4 Arsenal – FA Cup Arsenal vs Leeds TV channel, live stream, time, odds, team news and head-to-headcenter_img Comment Advertisement Mikel Arteta wants to build momentum as Arsenal manager (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty Images)Arsenal host Leeds in the third round of the FA Cup on Monday night as new Gunners boss Mikel Arteta looks to build some momentum with his struggling side.The Spaniard picked up his first win as Arsenal boss last time out, beating Manchester United 2-0 in the Premier League, after a disappointing defeat to Chelsea and draw with Bournemouth in his first two matches.He has the chance to do so at home to the Championship side, although Leeds will be no pushovers as they sit top of the second tier with just four defeats in 26 league matches this season.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe West Yorkshire outfit are not in their best form, with just one win in their last five, but they will relish the chance to prove themselves against Premier League opposition.ADVERTISEMENTWhen is Arsenal vs Leeds?The match kicks-off at 7.56pm on Monday 6 January, with the unusual time at the Emirates due to the Heads Up campaign.What TV channel is Arsenal vs Leeds on and is there a live stream?BBC One will be showing the game live with coverage starting at 7.30pm and a stream available on the BBC website and iPlayer if you have a TV licence.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal vs Leeds odds40/85 Arsenal15/4 Draw11/2 LeedsOdds courtesy of BetfairArsenal vs Leeds team newsArsenal are without Calum Chambers and Kieran Tierney through ACL and shoulder injuries respectively, while Gabriel Martinelli and Hector Bellerin have been struggling with thigh injuries and probably won’t be risked.Manager Mikel Arteta has made his intentions for the cup clear, though, and is expected to field a strong team.Leeds may actually be more likely to make significant changes, with Marcelo Bielsa confirming that Robbie Gotts and Illan Meslier will make their debuts and Gaetano Berardi and Barry Douglas will start.last_img read more

first_imgLatvia’s mandatory second-pillar funds generated a weighted average 12-month return of 3.24% as of the end of September, according to the Association of Commercial Banks of Latvia (LKA).The results are a significant improvement on those of the second quarter (-0.16%) and the 0.28% return posted a year earlier.According to the LKA review, the third quarter was especially favourable for emerging market securities, Brexit notwithstanding, with equities benefiting from stronger economic growth, and government bonds from positive yields.In Latvia’s case, the best 12-month returns, of 3.68%, came from the four balanced funds, followed by the eight active, equity funds at 3.51% and the eight bond-weighted funds at 2.41%. Geographically, the funds reduced their exposure to Latvia over the year from 43% to 38.4%, and from Western Europe from 16% to 12%.Meanwhile, the share of investments in Eastern Europe rose from 20% to 24.6%, and that in North America from 4% to 6.7%.In terms of asset-class shifts, the active funds decreased, by 2 percentage points, their holdings in equity and equity funds, and in bond and bond funds, to 25% and 52%, respectively, while upping their investments in other funds, bank deposits and cash.The conservative funds, meanwhile, retained a high share (78%) in bonds.Over the year, membership grew by 1.2% to 1.25m, and assets by 19.5% to €2.65bn.The active plans remain by far the most popular, with 64% of the total membership, followed by the conservative plans at 27%.Since the inception of the three-pillar system in 2001, the second-pillar funds have earned an estimated €432m in investment income net of management and custodian fees, and other charges, while the average savings per member as of end-September breached the €2,000 mark.The third-pillar funds generated even higher returns, with the 12-month average rising to 4.41%, from 1.55% a year earlier.The returns of the four balanced funds shot up from 1.41% to 4.02%, and those of the 10 active plans from 1.6% to 5.7%, with the two US dollar-denominated funds outperforming the rest at 6.04%.At the First Closed Pension Fund, the scheme for the 12,750-odd employees at Latvia’s state-owned electricity utilities and part state-owned telecommunication company, returns edged up from 1.79% to 2.9%.last_img read more

first_imgVillanoche was taken to the Passi City police station, facing charges. The suspect was identified as Rhannie Villanoche, 32, of Poblacion A Dueñas, Iloilo. ILOILO City – Police arrested a man in Barangay Poblacion Ilawod, Passi City for transporting 50 boxes of liquor. There is an ongoing liquor ban in Iloilo province due to the general community quarantine./PN The Passi police carried out the arrest at around 5:30 p.m. on May 18 after chancing upon the suspect unloading boxes of liquor from his vehicle.last_img read more

first_img Press Association The Spain international joined Napoli on loan in July after the Reds signed Simon Mignolet from Sunderland but has two years remaining on his contract and is due back on Merseyside at the end of the season. Rodgers, however, does not believe the 31-year-old wants to return, citing an 1105-word open letter that Reina posted on his website on July 29 last year, shortly after his reunion with former boss Rafael Benitez in Italy was agreed. “He’s already written his letter,” Rodgers told several national newspapers. “He wrote a goodbye letter didn’t he? I was surprised a loan player wrote a letter. “I would suspect that he should come back but obviously Pepe made it very clear when he went to Napoli that he was looking to move. “He penned a great big letter saying he was going to work with the best manager that he’d worked with and thanked us for his time for Liverpool. “So for me it probably sounded like he’d made his decision there.” center_img Jose Reina’s Liverpool career appears to be over after manager Brendan Rodgers suggested the goalkeeper will not be returning to Anfield this summer.last_img read more

first_img “Part and parcel of the Premier League is the emotional flavour – on and off the pitch. “Sometimes managers come on TV and go over the top and sometimes they need a slap round the wrist. But we need to be careful we don’t put ourselves in a position where we just come on and nod our heads, and say nothing, because we’re frightened we’ll get punished and fined £50,000. “We have to get together as a union and talk together about the way we start approaching the press conferences after games, because if the FA is going to start fining people extraordinary amounts of money then we need to do something about it.” This week Jose Mourinho was handed a £50,000 fine and a suspended one-match stadium ban for claiming that officials were “afraid” to award Chelsea penalties after his side were denied a spot-kick during their 3-1 home defeat to Southampton prior to the international break. The FA said Mourinho’s comments “imply bias on the part of a match official” but at his book launch on Thursday the Portuguese coach labelled the sanctions a “disgrace”. West Brom boss Tony Pulis has called for transparency from the Football Association over its “extraordinary” fines – and he wants the League Managers’ Association to intervene. Pulis, who has landed himself in trouble with the authorities on numerous occasions during his career, described his counterpart’s punishment as “extraordinary” and he would like information from the FA on how they use the funds accrued from such fines. “The LMA and (chief executive) Richard Bevan and Richard (Scudamore, Premier League chief executive) have to pull all the managers together; we have to have a meeting to find out what’s going on,” said Pulis, whose team resume Barclays Premier League action against Sunderland at The Hawthorns on Saturday. “I think £50,000 is an extraordinary amount of money. I’ve been fined a few times by the FA for stepping out of line, and my argument is, ‘Where does that money go? Does it go to charity? D oes it go to pay for the hundreds and hundreds of people who will jump on the back of the Euros?’ “When I asked, I didn’t get an answer. We talk about transparency; if you’re going to take that sort of money off an individual – his money – then let us know where it’s going. “I’d love the FA to be transparent and tell us which bank it’s put in and how it’s spent. I was told generally it goes into the funds and is spent in different ways.” Pulis feels the media demands on managers have an inevitable consequence given the pressure they are put under in the Premier League. And the Welshman warned that managers will become increasingly reticent during television interviews if fines such as the one given to Mourinho continue. “Where we have to be careful is that this is a game of emotion, and managers get emotionally involved,” said Pulis. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgIN front of a vociferous crowd, Imam Bacchus Sports Club emerged winners of the DOUBLE ‘D’ and MALL T20 finals played at the Walton Hall ground , last Saturday .It was their experience and composure that made the difference during several tense periods in the game. Winning the toss and batting first, Bacchus’s XI were given a solid start by their openers who scored 38 in 6 overs before the first wicket fell.It was the breakthrough that Walton Hall needed as their bowlers began to make regular in-roads and finally restricted Imam Bacchus’ imposing batting line-up.In reply,Walton Hall quickly lost their three former national youth batsmen,Nathan Persaud who top- scored with 23,Latchman Rohit for 08 and Yogeshwar Lall for 17,all in quick succession and were eventually all out for 113 in 19 overs.On a turning pitch,which proved difficult for strokeplay,off spinner Uvindra Balgobin 3-12 (4 overs) and left arm spinner Navin Bahadur 2-23 (4 overs) exploited the conditions to good effect.When the host began their run chase the intention was to be aggressive.Regular boundaries within the first six overs saw Walton Hall racing to 48-2. However,when the restrictions ended and with the introduction of spin, the match swung in Imam Bacchus’ favour.The limitations of the remaining batsmen were exposed as they attempted to clear the boundary in desperation.In so doing they lost their most accomplished batsmen including Vishwanauth Lall(4), Nanin Bahadur(8) and Navindra Balgobin(2) within five overs as Walton Hall struggled to 67-5 in 11 overs at one stage.However,despite an entertaining knock by Uvindra Balgobin 28 (2×6 and 2×4) during the latter stages of the innings which proved futile,the host lost their last five wickets for 30 runs and in the process were all-out for 97 in the 20th over, losing by 16 runs.The left arm spin of Yogeshwar Lall(3-8)and the medium pace Latchman Rohit(3-17) combined to achieve an exciting victory in a low scoring encounter. Lall’s all-round display earned him the Man-of-the-Match award while the tournaments’ best bowler and batsman were Safraz Ally and Yogeshwar Lall respectively.The winning team received $60,000.00 and trophy while the runner-up received $40,000.00.In the third place play-off Ravens defeated Charity by four wickets to earn $10,000.00.(Errol Stephney)last_img read more