first_imgIn collaboration with an Extension Specialist or designee, assistsin the development, implementation, and management of researchbased educational programs that meet the needs of limited-resourceand socially-disadvantaged audiences, consistent with thephilosophy, policy and overall mission, goals and educationalobjectives of the Cooperative Extension at North CarolinaAgricultural and Technical State University. Assists with on-goingprogram evaluation and recommends program revisions based on dataand evolving needs of the audience served. Independently designsand implements programs as assigned. The vision for the SNAPEd(Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Program) is to empowerparticipants to improve behaviors related to nutrition and physicalactivity in accordance with current Dietary Guidelines forAmericans and the USDA food guidance. The program addresses ratesof obesity, poor nutrition, and lack of access to healthy foods,especially in low income populations. This position serves as theSNAP-Ed project coordinator and supports the federalnutritional-assistance and education program project with budgetmanagement, staffing and staff development, program evaluation andgrant reporting.last_img read more

first_imgMaple Leaf Foods’ UK bakery business was one of the star performers highlighted by senior executives of its parent company, as it announced third-quarter results for the Canadian-based food giant last week.Michael McCain, president and chief executive, said that improved bakery results had been “mostly driven by improved performance in our frozen bakery and the UK bakery as a result of successive acquisitions in that market”.Maple Leaf UK, acquired premium breads supplier La Fornaia in an £18.75 million deal in August. McCain said the company was “very excited” about the acquisition and that it would enable it to continue to “perform very well”.He added: “We’ve had both high levels of organic growth and contribution from acquisitions that continue to drive the results in the UK bakery business.” He said the recent acquisition of the French Croissant Company had also given Maple Leaf a leading share of the UK ambient croissant market.Reporting an operating earnings increase of 14% to $39m over three months, McCain warned that rising wheat prices – up 75% in four months and up 49% year-on-year – had created “significant volatility”. He said that this affected the flour cost in its fresh and frozen bakery and pasta businesses. This type of environmental volatility is unprecedented in our industry and our business,” added McCain.Maple Leaf UK is a division of Canada Bread Company, which is 88% owned by Maple Leaf Foods. It won Bakery Food Manufacturer of the Year, sponsored by ADM, at British Baker’s Baking Industry Awards 2007.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 Two people were reportedly shot and killed in Hempstead on Monday afternoon, but few details have been released from Nassau County and Hempstead village police investigating the case.Officers responded to a report of a shooting at a house on Belmont Parkway shortly after 1 a.m., police said. One victim was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was taken to a local hospital, where the second victim died, according to published reports.Hempstead police referred calls to Nassau police, who neither released the identities of the victims nor a description of the shooter.CBS News reported that police had the house surrounded for 12 hours while they believed that the suspect was still inside, but when they eventually entered the house, nobody was home.last_img read more

first_imgOne of my mentors shared this curious quote with me several months ago. I wrestled with the words at first, but eventually grasped the truth they contained. Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, we just can’t help a client. What do I mean by that?Picture this scenario:You hire a personal trainer and tell her you want to lose 20 pounds. She lists out the steps you should take to lose the weight: “Stop eating at McDonald’s. No more soda. No more Krispy Kreme. Hit the gym for 30 minutes every day.” You go the gym a few times a week, but you’re still eating a whole pizza and a dozen donuts every night. Three weeks later you raise hell with your trainer because you’re spending a ton of money with her, but you’re not losing the weight. “Your plan isn’t working! This is a waste of money!” continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In late 2016, two people outside the company accessed the personal information of 57 million Uber users including names, email addresses and phone numbers, the company said. Hackers also accessed driver’s license numbers of around 600,000 drivers in the United States. The 600,000 was included in the total number of affected users.The company did not alert victims or regulators of the breach when they discovered it happened.Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a statement he recently learned of the breach.Khosrowshahi, who became CEO in August, said he launched an investigation into why the company did not alert authorities or individuals affected by the hack. He said, “two of the individuals who led the response to this incident are no longer with the company.” Khosrowshahi said the company is now notifying regulatory authorities.last_img read more

first_imgThe “Middle” singer took home three trophies at the CMAs on Wednesday, November 11: Single of the Year, Song of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year.Morris used her last acceptance speech of the night to shout-out Black female musicians in country music who weren’t nominated or performing at the awards show.- Advertisement – Confidence boost. Maren Morris admitted she doesn’t always feel accepted in the country music industry, but her big night at the 2020 Country Music Association Awards made her feel less insecure.The “Bones” singer, 30, got candid about her self-doubt via Twitter on Friday, November 13.- Advertisement – “I want to give recognition to, because I’m just a fan of their music, and they’re as country as it gets,” she said. “I just want them all to know how much we love them back and just check out their music after this. It’s Linda Martell, Yola, Mickey Guyton, Rissi Palmer, Brittney Spencer, Rhiannon Giddens.”Morris added, “There are so many amazing Black women that pioneered and continue to pioneer this genre, and I know they’re going to come after me, and they’ve come before me, but you’ve made this genre so, so beautiful. I hope you know that we see you. Thank you for making me so inspired as a singer in this genre.”Maren Morris Says She Gets Hurt When People Claim Shes Not CountryMaren Morris attends The 54th Annual CMA Awards on November 11, 2020 in Nashville’s Music City Center. ABCThe Texas native has been bonding over music with her 7-month-old son, Hayes, with whom she shares with husband Ryan Hurd. In March, Morris reacted after Hozier tweeted a video of a crying infant calming down after hearing her song “The Bones.”“This is too much for words,” she replied. “I will say, the same thing doesn’t work for my baby. 😂😂😂.”During her pregnancy, the “80s Mercedes” singer even attempted to go into labor by dancing to Harry Belafonte‘s “Jump in the Line (Shake, Senora)” in an Instagram video. “Harry Belafonte issuing an eviction notice for this baby. 👶🏻,” she captioned the clip.However, the first-time mom isn’t planning on filtering her music just because she’s now a parent. “I am always going to say ‘s–t’ in songs probably,” she told E! News earlier this month.Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! “Coming down from the other night. I am still in awe,” she tweeted. “Thank you to my friends and family, my fans and my Nashville peers for this honor.”Morris added that people’s negative comments about her place in country music affect her, but her success has helped her feel better.“I still can get hurt when people claim I’m ‘not country’ but when I stood there [email protected] Song of the Year, I realized it is much harder to forge your own path & sound than attempt to be a knock off of someone who’s already pioneered the genre,” she continued. “Thank you for accepting me.”Maren Morris Says She Gets Hurt When People Claim Shes Not CountryCourtesy Maren Morris/Twitter- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgTwo minutes and eight seconds.That’s how much time the much-awaited State of the Nation address on Thursday dedicated to sport. It was delivered by President Mahama at the Parliament House.Sport was not high on the agenda.1. Scholarship for the golden girlThe President announced that Martha Bissah will receive a scholarship from government to develop her talent in the United States of America. “In athletics, consistent planning and the personal development of our (the nation’s) athletes, earned Ghana our first Gold medal at any level. “The 17-year old Martha Bissah from Kumasi who won Gold at the Youth Olympics for special mention,” Mahama said in Parliament on Thursday. He went on: “Martha will be afforded the opportunity to join other young athletes on scholarship in US Colleges where she can develop her talent.” Bissah ran a lifetime best to win Ghana’s first gold medal at the Youth Olympics in China last year. 2. Respect for the local football leaguesThe Ghana Football Association got a subtle dig to double-up their efforts in improving the local league. Despite their consistently vehement claims to the contrary, the nation’s football governing body have always been criticized for focusing just on developing the Black Stars brand.Analysts watching the State of the Nation address found it significant that the President echoed the prevailing notion.  “The seeming total neglect of our local football league is a matter of concern to football loving fans,” Mahama lamented, going on to say to “urge the Football Association to turn its attention to improving the quality of our local league and work towards making it more attractive, exciting and worth following.”He also asked for some more attention to be given other junior national teams.”Let me urge the Ghana Football Association to put a lot more focus on the other national teams just like it does for the senior national team in order to adequately prepare them for their international competitions as well.”3. Thumbs up, Black Stars!But the President would not finish without praising the efforts of the senior national football team in the recently-ended Africa Cup of Nations.”I wish to once again congratulate the senior national team, the Black Stars, for their performance at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.” “Many Ghanaians had lost hope in the Black Stars at the beginning of the tournament in Equatorial Guinea. They gathered themselves together, rose from the ashes of Brazil 2014 and prove themselves.”Team Ghana finished runners-up, having lost on penalties to neighbouring Ivory Coast on penalties, and the head of state reminded his subjects about the importance of putting the performance in context.”It is not the first silver medal for the Black Stars but the developments from Brazil is what has changed the dynamics here.” 4. InfrastructureIn one sentence, the President touched on the only real project that’s being worked on in the country in terms of sport facilities.”On the development of sporting infrastructure, work is progressing speedily on the Cape Coast Stadium and is expected to be completed this year.” And that was that.–last_img read more

first_img Almost 180 golf clubs have signed up with one of England Golf’s Preferred Partners in the last year and made total savings of over £400,000.With the support of the purchasing alliance, Golf Management Group (GMG), clubs have made significant economies, particularly in the costs of electricity, food, gas and waste disposal.The partnership between England Golf and GMG began 12 months ago, offering clubs free membership for a year. By joining, clubs could get significant discounts as a result of using collective purchasing power.Membership of GMG also provides access to teams of experts who look at a club’s expenditure and report back on potential savings in key areas such as energy, insurance and food and beverage. In addition they can use Contracts-Manager, an online tool designed to manage all service and utilities contracts.Iain Lancaster, England Golf Club Support Manager, commented: “We’ve been delighted by the way clubs have embraced this opportunity to make considerable savings and benefit their businesses.“This partnership is just one way in which we can give real support to our 1900 affiliated clubs and we look forward to many more of them taking advantage of this offer.”Among the clubs to benefit are:The Royal St George’s Golf Club, Kent. The Open venue has made significant savings on its insurance as well as other economies on waste disposal and energy supply. Club Secretary Tim Checketts commented: “I took some convincing of the potential benefits, but it’s been very good and all done very efficiently. It saves us time and effort shopping around and they have some useful management tools which alert us to contract renewal times.”Bedford and County Golf Club. The club has cut the cost of its hygiene services by 25% and also made savings on waste disposal. It’s currently discussing brewery options. General Manager Steve Vinnicombe said: “We have made savings and it has been of benefit to the club. They have made it all very easy for us, it’s been a simple and smooth process.”GMG director Scott Partington believes the key to the success of the partnership is collaboration, both on the part of GMG and England Golf and on the part of the clubs.He said: “Our two organisations are working hard to ensure clubs are aware of the benefits, and the clubs are seeing that utilising this service to pool their resources ensures savings are sustained year on year, not just as a one off exercise to leverage a better deal from the incumbent.”Since becoming an England Golf Preferred Partner, GMG has gone on to partner Wales Golf and Scottish Golf to extend their support for their clubs.Clubs wishing to be part of the England Golf buying group should visit Golf’s affiliated clubs can access the network of Preferred Partners. A full list of partners can be found here Tags: Club Support, Golf Management Group, Preferred Partners 15 Oct 2018 Partnership saves golf clubs over £400k in a year last_img read more

first_imgDr. Taveelab Rithapirom, Asst. Managing Director of Bangkok Bank, said the festival this year had raised a total of 720,000 baht from the fun ride application fee which would be donated to the Fr. Ray Foundation, which cares for orphaned children and those who suffer from disabilities.This year’s cycling champions were as follows: Master category (62km) – Filip De Troetsel (male) and Pornpat Bhusripong (female); Open category (62km) – Puridet Intapiw (male) and Patthiya Suthitham (female); Classis category (46.5km) – Nathachai Malaithong (male) and Kullaporn Chareonsukh (female); Sprint category (31km) – Rungsimun Hungard (male) and Kullaporn Chareonsukh (female); Off Road category (41km) – Ekapol Phupuak (male) and Sara Tighe (female); and Team Time Trial (46.5km) – Team Tanaphon Srinaumnuayphone (male) and Team Katherine Hume (female).Former Tour de France cycling champion Andy Schleck of Luxemburg (2nd right) poses with Thai celebrities Nat Thephasasin Na Ayutthaya, ‘Wan Wan’ Arunnapa Panitchjaroon and ‘Mint’ Wanitcha Kanjanaapirak during the Bangkok Bank Cycle Fest.Cyclists compete in the male Open category over a 62km scenic course around Siam Country Club. Riders line up prior to the start of the Family Fun Race during the 2nd Bangkok Bank Cycle Fest, Sunday, November 25 at Siam Country Club in Pattaya.Over 2,600 Thai and foreign cyclists joined the 2nd Bang­kok Bank Cycle Fest, held November 25 at Siam Country Club in East Pattaya.This year the event was honored by the presence of famous Thai actors Nat Thephasasin Na Ayutthaya, ‘Wan Wan’ Arunnapa Panitchjaroon and ‘Mint’ Wanitcha Kanjanaapirak as brand ambassadors along with former professional cyclist and 2011 Tour De France champion Andy Schleck.The event was divided into long distance races up to 62km, team time trials, off road cycling and a short distance family fun ride along beautiful and scenic routes.The festival village zone offered many recreational activities for cyclists and spectators including bicycle equipment shops, food and drink stalls, music stages and fun interactive games to enjoy.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook9Tweet0Pin0 “I’m honored and excited to accept this opportunity to serve the citizens and businesses of Olympia and to help strengthen the economic vibrancy of Downtown and our community,” said Rentfrow. Submitted by The City of OlympiaMark Rentfrow has been hired by the City of Olympia as the new Downtown Liaison.The City of Olympia announced the hire of Mark Rentfrow as the new Downtown Liaison. Rentfrow will be joining the City staff on November 16, 2015. The position, titled Community Development Senior Program Specialist, will manage and coordinate Olympia’s Downtown Project and serve are the primary liaison between a variety of stakeholders. The Downtown Project is a coordinated set of initiatives to create a clean, safe and welcome environment in downtown Olympia for is residents, visitors, businesses and the community at large.“Mark’s commitment to the Olympia community has been seen in his work as a member of the Heritage Commission, President of the South Capitol Neighborhood Association and as a graduate of Leadership Thurston County.  Mark’s knowledge, skills and experience make him a great fit for this key position and an asset to our team,”  said Renée Sunde, Economic Development Director for the City of Olympia.Rentfrow is a lifelong resident of Olympia and passionate about the community. He is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran School of Business having earned both a Bachelor of Business Administration and master of Business Administration. Rentfrow has most recently served as program manager at Thurston Energy, a program of the Thurston Economic Development Council.last_img read more