Last chance to sign up for clean label webinar

first_imgSource: Getty ImagesThere’s only one more day until the British Baker webinar on ‘Consumers, Covid and clean label baking – what’s next?’The webinar takes place on Thursday 18 March at 1pm. So why should you sign up?Clean label was identified as one of the up-and-coming trends for bakery in 2021 with nearly a quarter of all bakery product launches between 2018 and 2020 carrying a ‘no additives/preservatives’ claim, according to Innova Market Insights.What’s more, the meaning of clean label is evolving beyond the use of only store cupboard ingredients to encapsulate a broader movement featuring shorter ingredients lists, sustainable sourcing, allergen removal and more.This free online event includes speakers from Mintel, Marks & Spencer, Délifrance and IFF who will be giving presentations on what clean label means to consumers, how the pandemic has changed things and what retailers and suppliers are doing to tap into demand.Audience members will hear about how clean label has influenced M&S’ bakery strategy and product development, particularly its sourdough range, as well as the steps embarked upon by global supplier Délifrance as part of its clean label journey.The webinar will also feature a live Q&A session in which audience members can put their questions to our expert panel.Here’s the speaker line-up:Emma Clifford, associate director of food & drink research UK at analyst MintelAndy Thomas, trading manager for bakery and in-store bakery at M&SStéphanie Brillouet, marketing director – Northern Europe & North America at DélifranceAndrew Flounders, senior applications specialist at IFFFor more information on our expert panel, and to sign up for this free event, visit our dedicated web page.last_img read more

Is John Mayer Co-Hosting HQ Trivia On Sunday?

first_imgWill John Mayer be co-hosting the 9pm ET edition of HQ Trivia on Sunday, June 17th? The signs point to yes.On Wednesday afternoon, the popular quiz show app posted a pair of tweets that seem indicate the Dead & Company guitarist will be joining host—and noted jam band aficionado—Scott Rogowsky on the program. Check them out yourself: If you didn’t notice, the song playing that second tweet is Mayer’s new single, “New Light”. It’s also worth mentioning that Dead & Company will be playing a pair of shows at New York’s Citi Field on Friday and Saturday, so it’s no stretch to assume Mayer will be sticking around the Big Apple, where HQ Trivia is filmed, on Sunday.A Mayer sit-in would be a huge coup for Rogowsky, who hasn’t been shy about his jam band fandom during his stint as HQ Trivia’s host. The comedian even dropped by the Governor’s Ball Music Festival earlier this month to bombard crowds of adoring fans with hilarious jam band references that most of them almost certainly did not understand. It’s a tactic Rogowsky also puts to use during his main gig, where he regularly drops Phish references despite being fully aware that they’re going over most HQ Trivia users’ heads.“Most people don’t even realize what I’m doing—they probably think I’m being fanciful with my word choice when I say, ‘I’m broadcasting live from Gamehendge,’” Rogowsky told Relix back in February. “Sometimes I wonder, ‘Are people Googling that and trying to figure out what Gamehendge is? What is the land of the big baboon? What is he talking about?’ So to me, it’s funny. And I just love that people get a kick out of it.”Anyway, here’s a hilarious video of Rogowsky doing his thing at Gov Ball:last_img read more

KCCA defeat Villa to maintain three point caution atop League standings

first_imgKCCA are three points ahead of second placed Vipers (Photos by KCCA FC media)StarTimes Uganda Premier League KCCA FC 4-2 SC VillaStarTimes Stadium, LugogoSaturday, 02-03-2019LUGOGO – KCCA FC will hold a three point lead at the top of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League going into the last 8 games of the season.This was confirmed on Saturday when Mike Mutebi’s side defeated SC Villa 4-2 at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.Mike Mutyaba, Mustafa Kizza, Allan Kyambadde and Allan Okello scored KCCA’s goals on a chilly afternoon.For Villa, they scored through substitute Charles Lwanga and Ambrose Kirya.Villa started strongly in the opening 20 or so minutes with league top scorer Bashir Mutanda asking questions of KCCA’s defence.However, it was KCCA who got the best chance of the early exchanges with former Villa star-player, Kyambadde striking the wood-work off a header.Despite Villa looking good in the half, it was KCCA who would go into the break with a 1-0 lead as Mutyaba slotted in past Saidi Keni in the Jogoo’s goal after he was set up by Kyambadde.Mutyaba opened the scoring on the dayStraight after the recess, KCCA doubled their lead through Kizza who was scoring his third goal in two games.Okello assisted Kyambadde for the third goal six minutes later as KCCA led 3-0 by the hour mark.On 62 minutes, Villa defender Asuman Harishe brought down Okello in the forbidden for a penalty. Okello picked himself up and slotted in a fourth for KCCA and see them lead 4-0 with just under 30 minutes to play.However, Villa would not go down without a fight.Lwanga immediately pulled one back, pouncing onto Mutamda’s spilt shot by KCCA goalkeeper Charles Lukwago and scoring from close range.The Jogoos celebrated once again with the second goal thanks to Ambrose Kirya who tapped in a Mutanda cut-back.As Villa pegged KCCA back, Pius Wangi was denied by Lukwago in a one on one incident to deny the Jogoos a third that would have seen the game head into a last tense few minutes.Despite Villa’s late attempts to try and get something from the game, KCCA held on to take all three points.The three points earned see KCCA move onto 48 points for the season, three ahead of second placed Vipers with only 8 games to play.For Villa, they remain 12 on 23 points from 22 games.In the other matches, Bright Stars overcame Ndejje University 3-0 at the Champions Stadium, Mwererwe and Onduparaka edged Maroons 2-1 in Arua.Kirinya-Jinja S.S out-witted Nyamityobora 2-1 at the Mighty Arena and Tooro United maintained their unbeaten home run with a 1-0 win against visiting Police at Buhinga play ground in Fort Portal.The other games played on Saturday:-Bright Stars 3-0 Ndejje University-Onduparaka FC 2-1 Maroons FC-Kirinya JSS 2-1 Nyamityobora-Tooro United 1-0 Police FCComments Tags: KCCA FCSC VillaStarTimes Uganda Premeir Leaguetoplast_img read more

QPR v Millwall line-ups: Mackie fit, Sylla back, Lions duo out

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesQPR have named an unchanged starting line-up for tonight’s London derby at Loftus Road.Jamie Mackie went off after picking up a knock against Ipswich on Saturday but has been passed fit to play.Idrissa Sylla is back in Rangers’ matchday squad and has been included among the substitutes.Meanwhile, Millwall are without the injured Tom Elliott and the suspended Aiden O’Brien.QPR: Smithies; Baptiste, Onuoha, Robinson; Wszolek, Scowen, Luongo, Freeman, Bidwell; Washington, Mackie.Subs: Lumley, Furlong, Manning, Smith, LuaLua, Wheeler, Sylla.Millwall: Archer, McLaughlin, Meredith, Hutchinson, Williams, Gregory, Ferguson, Wallace, Webster, Morison, Saville.Subs: Martin, Craig, Cooper, Romeo, Tunnicliffe, Twardek, Onyedinma.last_img read more

Motorcycle Geocaching – Two Wheels, One Mission to Explore

first_imgJeff geocaching along the Atlantic ocean in AfricaThe purr of his motorcycle engine, the crunch of a long-neglected gravel road, his GPS device flickering a reading ever closer to a remote geocache; geocacher Jeff Hower, ADVTraveler, lives for these moments. He’s combined his love for adventure motorcycling with the GPS-powered treasure hunt of geocaching.Jeff says his motorcycling journeys preceded the creation of geocaching by about three decades, “I started riding dirt bikes back in the 1970s. Trips into the mountains in Colorado, deserts in the west and Baja, and in 1988 a trip deep into the Copper Canyon region of Mexico pretty much set my urge to travel to other regions. Back then there was no GPS or geocaching. It was all travel using maps and compass.”His little brother introduced Jeff to geocaching in 2005, but it wasn’t until Jeff retired four years later that the hunt for geocaches kicked into high gear. He says, “For me, geocaching and motorcycling are a natural pair. Riding the bike is fun in itself, but geocaching gives you a destination and purpose. The motorcycle allows you to quickly pull up and get to areas that sometimes are not accessible by other means. Geocaching also is an incentive to get off the beaten path and explore areas that you would never experience.”Geocaching by motorcycle in North AmericaJeff has taken his love of exploration to different continents. He’s traveled from his home in Missouri, USA to the southern tips of South America and Africa. He geocached along the way, finding new vistas and unimaginable new locations. But Jeff hasn’t geocached without DNF (did not find) regrets for caches that eluded him – especially one particular geocache in Africa.Jeff geocaching in AfricaHe says, “One of my disappointing DNFs was in Swaziland. The cache was hidden somewhere on the bank of a small river with the notes cautioning to watch out for crocodiles. I never did find a cache in that country.”If you’re tempted to climb on a motorcycle and start a geocaching adventure, Jeff has some advice. “My advice to someone caching via motorcycle is “Be Careful.” Don’t focus on the GPS. Get a good idea about where you are going and how to get there while you are stopped. Beyond that it’s just an awesome reason to go riding and exploring.” He adds, “I’m still in awe at the creative methods people come up with to hide caches.”Jeff says one the best part of motorcycle geocaching is when you step of the bike, “…whenever you stop, people will stop and talk to you. There is always someone interested in where you’re from and where you’re going.” And with geocaching you’ll always have stories.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedFeatured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsSeptember 9, 2011In “Community”Are you crazy?!? No, I’m Radu! Geo-cycling through 16 countries in 5 months.November 13, 2017In “Community”last_img read more

Success for Mobile Coupons Begins at the Register

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Analysis#start#tips Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… chris cameroncenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting One of the more interesting discussions I had with attendees at the ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit a few weeks ago was about the future of location-based mobile advertising and why it has so far failed to take off. The speed-bumps we uncovered during that session included the burden of building an ad network and finding unique ways of engaging users, but one other key hurdle that stands in the way is the physical interaction at the point-of-sale.Nic Brisbourne, an investor at DFJ Esprit, hit the nail on the head this morning with his blog post, “Point of sale redemption is key to mobile vouchers/codes.” As he points out, mobile coupons have been a common idea for startups over the last decade, but it hasn’t been until now with current smart-phone technology that the idea has seemed relatively viable. The other factor that he says is pushing the mobile voucher market is support from major vendors. “US retailers Kroger and Target have begun issuing money off ‘digital coupons’ that can be downloaded to mobile phones and scanned against purchases at the store check out,” writes Brisbourne. “Similarly in Japan at McDonald’s users can download a coupon and then wave the phone over a reader at the till to receive a discounted price, and if they are on the right network they can even have the cost of the meal added to their mobile bill.”Another large retailer using mobile coupons is JCPenny, which teamed with coupon provider Cellfire last year. Users can sign up at the Cellfire site to receive coupons directly on their phones which can be scanned at JCPenny stores using a special Motorola image scanner.With support from these large corporations, mobile vouchers may be set to take off into the stratosphere, but there are a few other things standing in the way. It takes more than just a vendor agreeing to support the coupons; they must also update their point-of-sale systems to support the various types of scannable codes that could be used, such as quick response (QR) codes. “The obvious consumer oriented startup opportunity lies in driving people into real world stores […] and then taking a slice of the transaction.”– Nic BrisbourneThere is also the human aspect of the equation. While a large store like Target may be open to this type of marketing, they are tasked with informing and educating their entire staff of check-out clerks and managers on the new technology. I’ve heard more than a handful of people tell me they have had to convince a store clerk of the validity of their coupon when attempting to use a mobile voucher. Fortunately, as time goes by and more people begin using these coupons, the clerks working the point-of-sale will be more aware of them, but for now, this is still a significant obstacle to their success.With this market seemingly ripe for the taking, there is a huge opportunity for startups to provide either software or hardware to ease this transition and make it widely available. Brisbourne points out that the software side is a new spin on an old online business model.“The obvious consumer oriented startup opportunity lies in driving people into real world stores by getting them to download coupons onto their mobile phones, and then taking a slice of the transaction – this is in many ways a real world parallel to the online affiliate network opportunity,” he says.I also agree with Brisbourne that the point-of-sale is the single most important factor of the mobile coupon market. All the partnerships and ad networks in the world are useless if the technology isn’t in place to make the process simple and easy for both the customer and the clerk working the register. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

How To Recession Proof Your Business

first_imgEconomies grow and shrink over time. None goes straight up without retracing some of the ground already covered. Two negative quarters qualifies as a recession and, from time to time, this is what happens. Given a long enough timeline, there will be a recession. Below are a few things you can do to prepare.Mindset: You Are a Sales OrganizationThe most debilitating mindset for a company is to believe that they are something other than a sales organization. Peter Drucker said that a business exists to create a customer, leaving little else to say. That means customer acquisition is paramount.Maybe you believe you are a manufacturer. Perhaps you think you are a service organization. It could be that you feel you are in the business of doing whatever it is that you do that creates value for others. The truth of the matter is that you are a sales organization that happens to be a manufacturer, or a service provider, or whatever it is you do.Believing that selling is necessary but not why your business exists will not serve you well in a downturn.Skill Sets: Opportunity Creation and Opportunity CaptureSelling is made up of two primary outcomes: opportunity creation and opportunity capture. There is never a time where any business should not be laser-focused on opportunity creation. But leading up to an expected downturn, one should be devoting an out-sized effort towards creating many new opportunities (even though I would argue you should create the maximum number of opportunities possible, rain or shine).In a downturn, initiatives get pushed. Priorities change. Leaders hesitate to make decisions. You need more opportunities than you believe you need, and without a focus on opportunity creation, there can be no opportunity capture.Leadership: Set the Tempo and Maintain a Culture of AccountabilityThe leader sets the pace. The speed of the team is the speed of the leader. Tempo and velocity are critical. You want to compress time, pulling results towards you.Too many companies struggle with accountability now, and deciding to impose accountability during a downturn—when things are tougher than usual—isn’t the right time to start an accountability initiative. It’s reactionary and event-driven, and it can cause people to believe that “this will pass.” A culture of accountability is an advantage in a downturn.Territory and account plans, pipeline meetings, opportunity reviews, and cadence and tempo will sustain you and provide an advantage in a downturn, and you should build these accountabilities before you wish you’d have put them in place.If you are going to be recession-proof, you have to start now (if not sooner). Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

FYJC admissions: students can change caste category in forms

first_imgA day after Bombay High Court upheld the reservation for Marathas in education and jobs, the Education Minister on Friday announced that students from the community who had opted for general category while filling application form for admission to Class XI could opt for the Socially and Educationally Backward Class (SEBC) category.Announcing changes in the Assembly to the timetable for online admission process for Class XI, Education Minister Ashish Shelar extended the deadline for submission of applications from June 29 to July 4. The first merit list will now be delayed by a week and will be out on July 12, while the second and third lists will be declared on July 22 and August 1 respectively.Many vacanciesAccording to ministry, many of the students did not choose SEBC and EWS category in the form due to uncertainty over the court ruling and non-availability of income proof certificates. (See box)Mr. Shelar said, “The SEBC and Economically Weaker Sections have 12% and 10% confirmed reservation respectively. Since, many students from these categories have filled forms from general category, large number of seats from these categories will remain vacant. So those who now want to take benefit of these categories can change their preference. All facilities will be made available to them for this.”The minister also announced that an undertaking by a parent on plain paper will also be accepted as a document in place of caste certificate. The same will be applicable for EWS category students. “The students will have to produce the caste and income certificates within three months of college admission,” said Mr. Shelar. The proforma for the undertaking will be made available on the government website.last_img read more

CONCACAF Gold Cup champions USA must focus on World Cup qualification: coach Bruce Arena

first_imgThe United States’ 2-1 win over Jamaica in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final on Wednesday took their unbeaten streak to 14 games but coach Bruce Arena says they must not lose sight of the big picture — qualifying for next year’s World Cup finals.The United States are unbeaten since Arena replaced Juergen Klinsmann last November, moving up to third in CONCACAF’s six-team final qualifying round where the top three sides get an automatic berth for Russia.The fourth placed side will take on a team from the Asian confederation for another place at the finals.”We’ve made progress but we are a long way from qualifying for a World Cup and that’s the objective for sure,” he told reporters in Northern California after the United States won their sixth Gold Cup.Despite the upturn in their fortunes since he took over, Arena, who led the U.S. team at the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, joked that he was far from irreplaceable.”I’m probably going to get fired tomorrow,” he said with a laugh. “Maybe tonight.”Arena’s attention now turns to selecting his squad for a World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica on Sept. 1 followed by matches against Honduras, Panama, and Trinidad and Tobago.Arena called up goalkeeper Tim Howard, midfielder Michael Bradley and forwards Clint Dempsey and Jozy Altidore for the Gold Cup’s knockout stage.He left his starting lineup unchanged between the semi-final and the final, where he opted to bring Dempsey off the bench, a role that seemed to suit the 34-year-old and gave the crowd a lift when he was brought on in the 55th minute on Wednesday.advertisement”We’ve got to evaluate this performance in July and then we’ve got to win some games in September and October,” Arena said.last_img read more

a month agoTwo Liverpool fans assaulted in Naples

first_imgTwo Liverpool fans assaulted in Naplesby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTwo Liverpool fans were assaulted prior to the Champions League clash with Napoli on Tuesday.Both fans were assaulted before kick-off but were able to attend the game.The police statement read: “At around 6pm local time (5pm GMT), it was reported a number of males on scooters approached the fans at a bar in the city before assaulting them.”Two men from the UK, aged 26 and 46, sustained superficial cuts and grazes to the head and were treated at the scene before continuing to attend the match.”Local police are aware and Merseyside Police are working with police colleagues in Naples to assist in the policing of the Champions League fixture.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more