Ocean City High School seniors Jim Rice, Harry Pfeifle, Issac Robertson and Bobby Shallcross commit to colleges to play football during a ceremony Tuesday morning at the high school. In back from left Sean Matthews – coach, Kevin Smith-head coach and coach Frank Lasasso. By Maddy VitaleFour Ocean City High School seniors committed to colleges to play football Tuesday morning during a ceremony at the school.Jim Rice, 18, of Upper Township, is going to Southern Connecticut State University to be a defensive tackle. “I am really excited,” he said, with his dad Craig Mowers standing beside him. “He gave it thoroughly 100 percent,” Mowers said.The Division II school reached out to Rice, who at 260 pounds, said he needs to gain 40 pounds, to be ready for the game. He isn’t worried. “I just have to eat more chicken, grains and proteins,” Rice said.Jim Rice is pictured with his dad Craig Mowers. Rice will play for Southern Connecticut State University in the fall.Rice learned hard work really does pay off. In his first two years of high school, he played on the junior varsity team. His junior year, he didn’t play football at all, only to come back his senior year and become a varsity player. He played so well, he was able to receive grant money for college, he said.“I’m finally making a name for myself,” Rice said. He isn’t the only one. Kevin Smith, head Ocean City High School football coach, said all four players who committed to playing football, did something no other senior class has done in years.“It has been over a decade since we had four guys from the same class go off to play college football,” Smith said. “I’m proud of them to be able to academically go off to really good schools and play football.”Athletic Director Vince Leavey says a small percentage of student athletes play college ball.Athletic Director Vincent Leavey explained that there is a small percentage of high school athletes that end up playing at the college level. He echoed Smith’s sentiments saying how proud he is of the student athletes.“It is very cool that this many guys are going,” Leavey said.Bobby Shallcross, 18, of Upper Township, was joined by his parents Marcia McCulley and Tom Shallcross for the ceremony. Shallcross wants to be a wide receiver at Widener University in Pennsylvania. He has the speed for the position, he said. Football isn’t his only love, he is also on the track team and specializes in the 400-meter hurdles.“We are just excited for this opportunity for him,” McCulley said. Bobby Shallcross with parents Marcia McCulley and Tom Shallcross.Isaac Robertson, 18, of Ventnor, can’t wait for the opportunity to play football at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania. He wants to be a defensive back.And you can’t have a football team without a quarterback. Harry Pfeifle, of Ocean City, said he is ready to lead the team at Fairleigh Dickenson University in New Jersey.He said, “I’m going to compete for the job and work really hard.”
Companies should be wary of alienating loyal customers by tampering with tried-and-trusted brands, says a report from market research company Datamonitor.The report warns manufacturers of long-established products that ’brand loyalty’ may be more important than attracting new consumers.”It costs nine times more to attract a new consumer than retain an existing one,” said the report.It added that many brands are evocative of childhood memories – and consumers attribute symbolic meanings to brands across many consumer goods.According to a survey last year by the Grocery Manufacturers Association in the US, only 29% of brand-loyal consumers would buy an alternative product, if their favourite brand was out of stock in a particular shop. Most would prefer to go to another store or wait until their next shopping trip to see if their chosen product was back on the shelves.Consumer market analyst Matthew Adams, author of the study, said that while customers were often on the look-out for new goods, they liked to be sure long-established favourites, such as Hovis, were still around.Earlier this year, Allied Bakeries put £14m behind a TV advertising campaign to re-launch Kingsmill after the company admitted the flagship brand had lost its way with the poorly-received advertising campaign ’The King’.The pull of brand loyalty was demonstrated by Warburtons hanging onto its position as number one bread brand last year, helped by achieving nationwide distribution.
Fran Drescher Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 Pop princess Carly Rae Jepsen and sitcom queen Fran Drescher make their Main Stem debuts in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella February 4. Jepsen replaces Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Laura Osnes as Cinderella, while Drescher takes over the role of Cinderella’s stepmother Madame from Harriet Harris, at the Broadway Theatre. View All (4) Star Files Harriet Harris They join a cast that features Joe Carroll as Prince Topher, Victoria Clark as Marie, Ann Harada as Charlotte, Stephanie Gibson as Gabrielle, Peter Bartlett as Sebastian and Phumzile Sojola as Lord Pinkleton. Drescher is best known for her iconic role as Fran Fine in the hit TV series The Nanny, which she also created, wrote, directed and executive produced. Her other film and TV credits include Saturday Night Fever, American Hot Wax, Summer of Fear, The Hollywood Knights, Doctor Detroit, This Is Spinal Tap, UHF, Jack, Living With Fran and Happily Divorced. Drescher has appeared in off-Broadway productions of Neil LaBute’s Some Girl(s), The Exonerated and Nora Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore. She also performed in a special production of Camelot at Lincoln Center. Cinderella View Comments Before her tune “Call Me Maybe” climbed the music charts, Jepsen performed in musicals as a high schooler, starring in Annie, The Wiz, Grease and later attended the Canadian College of Performing Arts. “Call Me Maybe” rose to the #1 spot on the Billboard charts and in 47 countries, holding that position for nine consecutive weeks in the U.S. She released her debut album Kiss in 2012, winning the American Music Award for Best New Artist as well as two Grammy Award nominations. Carly Rae Jepsen Laura Osnes Related Shows
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Taylor Kuykendall for SNL:Linc Energy Ltd., the company leading an underground coal gasification project in Wyoming, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization May 29.Australia-based Linc is a global oil and gas company that “set out on an aggressive drilling program” in the Gulf Coast and Alaska beginning in 2012. The rush to buy assets, said Jude Rolfes, vice president of corporate development for Linc in a filed declaration, made the company particularly vulnerable to a recent decline in oil prices.Linc said it began to adjust its operations in late 2014, but the company’s actions were not enough to withstand the price slump.The company’s gasification project in Wyoming had planned to pump chemicals into Powder River Basin coal seams that would set off a chemical reaction generating synthetic natural gas from coal that can be extracted from wells. The process is used broadly globally, but has never seen widespread use in the U.S.Full item ($): Company behind Wyo. coal gasification project files for bankruptcy protection Coal Gasification Company Files for Bankruptcy
CUNA staff attended Wednesday’s NCUA webinar on its planned closure of the Temporary Corporate Credit Union Stabilization Fund. The NCUA issued a request for comment on a plan to close the stabilization fund at its July meeting, comments on which are due Sept. 5.“It’s very important we get feedback from stakeholders by the Sept. 5 deadline,” said Larry Fazio, director of NCUA’s Office of Examination and Insurance. “If we’re not able to close the fund by the end of this year, based on statute, we would not be able to make any distributions until 2019, that’s why time is of the essence to have the board act on this.”Under the plan NCUA seeks input on, the stabilization fund would be shut down Oct. 1 and a distribution would be made in the second quarter of 2018.The projected 2018 distribution to credit unions would be $600 to $800 million with a total projected distribution of $1.4 to $1.7 billion, with the balance to be paid at a later date. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
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Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati explained that the rise in obesity and sugar-related diseases made it necessary for the excise fees on sweetened beverages to be imposed. “We know that there are several diseases caused by overconsumption of sugar, for example, diabetes mellitus, obesity and others. The prevalence of diabetes mellitus and obesity rose almost twofold in the span of 11 years,” the finance minister said during a hearing with House of Representatives Commission XI in Jakarta on Feb. 19, as quoted by kompas.com. She added that the new taxes could raise revenue of up to Rp 6.25 trillion. However, the policy does not apply to products that are made and packaged outside of non-manufacturing factories, exported goods or for honey products and vegetable juices without added sugar, Sri Mulyani said. If imposed, Indonesia will not be the first country to enforce a special tax on sweetened beverages. Read also: Opposition mounts on Vietnam’s plan to impose tax on sweet drinksAccording to a Vietnam News report, the Vietnamese Finance Ministry proposed a 10 percent special consumption tax on sweetened drinks for similar health reasons in 2018. Meanwhile, other countries in Southeast Asia already have a head start. Nonalcoholic carbonated soft drinks are subject to a 20 to 25 percent tax rate in Thailand. Soft drinks in Laos and Cambodia are taxed at a 5 to 10 percent and 10 percent tax, respectively. Singapore has gone a step further by banning advertisements for drinks with high sugar content as part of the country’s “war on diabetes”, the first country in the world to do so. (ydp)Topics : He added that production was projected to be lower, which would impact the growth of the beverage industry. However, the degree of its impact could only be understood after the calculations were made. Referring to the proposed policy from the Finance Ministry, packaged sweetened tea will see an excise fee levied of Rp 1,500 (11 US cents), meanwhile carbonated beverages, energy drinks, concentrated coffee and similar beverages will see a levy of Rp 2,500. The excise is lower for packaged tea because the amount of sugar within these beverages is lower than other sweetened beverages, according to survey results. Read also: Indonesia revives excise plan on plastics, dirty vehicles and sweet drinks The Industry Ministry plans to analyze the impact of the imposition of new taxes on sweetened beverages, proposed by the Finance Ministry, on the beverage industry in Indonesia. The ministry’s acting director of beverages, tobacco and refreshments, Supriadi, said on Friday that it needed to have a quantitative impact analysis, which was currently being carried out by associations and industry players. “What is certain, qualitatively, is that the rise in taxes will lead to a decline in demand as prices rise,” Supriadi said, as quoted by Antara news agency.
Israeli shipping company Zim Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM) has further expanded its strategic cooperation with the members of the 2M Alliance – Maersk and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).Specifically, ZIM has now decided to boost ties with 2M on the Asia-US Gulf trade.The new agreement includes two new strings — ZGC – ZIM US Gulf Central China Xpress and ZGX – ZIM US Gulf South China Xpress.A total of ten 6,500 TEU vessels will be deployed in the first service, with the following rotation: Ningbo, Shanghai, Busan (Panama Canal Transit), Houston, Mobile, Miami, Freeport, (Panama Canal Transit), Araijan, Busan.The first sailing is scheduled from Ningbo on August 18, subject to regulatory approval.Another ten 4,500 TEU boxships will be deployed in the second abovementioned service which will have the following rotation: Xiamen, Yantian, Busan (Panama Canal Transit), Houston, Mobile, Tampa, Manzanillo, (Panama Canal Transit), Balboa, Busan.The first sailing is planned from Xiamen on August 16.As explained, the new services, catering for both Central and South China and South Korea offer direct connections to major ports in Asia and the US Gulf.“This is the third phase of our tightening cooperation with the 2M Alliance, now extending to four major trades,” Eli Glickman, ZIM President and CEO, commented.“We are very pleased to further strengthen our portfolio and enhance our strategic cooperation with the 2M Alliance on this important trade, in which ZIM will be a vessel operator. The two new lines offer better port coverage in the growing US Gulf market, excellent transit time both for imports and exports,” Nissim Yochai, ZIM EVP Pacific Trade, said.The new cooperation follows previous agreements on Asia – US East Coast, operating since September 2018, and on Asia – Pacific North West and Asia – Mediterranean trades, operating since March 2019.
Vattenfall has signed a Framework Agreement with two UK and one Danish company to provide up-tower blade maintenance and repair at the company’s wind farms for a minimum period of two years. The Swedish energy company selected GEV Wind Power, James Fisher Marine Services, and Danish Blade Service to provide the blade maintenance and repair services. The agreement will cover over 900 turbines at 50 wind farms across the UK, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden. The sites are located both onshore and offshore. “The UK’s offshore wind industry is world-leading, and will make a crucial contribution to achieving the ambition of net zero carbon emissions by 2050. I’m delighted that these companies will share their services and experience in pursuit of this goal,” Danielle Lane, Vattenfall’s UK Country Manager, said. “The launch of the Offshore Wind Sector Deal in the UK last year has boosted investor confidence, because it defines a number of targets, which are to be achieved by the UK Government and the offshore wind sector. These targets cover offshore wind deployment, creation and security of tens of thousands of jobs, employing a more diverse and skilled workforce, and significant opportunities for UK businesses. Our collaboration with GEV Wind Power and James Fisher Marine Services, both based in the East of England, demonstrates our commitment to enable the untapped potential of UK companies in the renewables sector to be realised, and boosting local employment and economic regeneration.”
NZ Herald 2 March 2015A strip club has received a slap on the wrist for an ambush marketing stunt during Saturday’s epic Cricket World Cup clash in Auckland.Calendar Girls advertised its wares by flying a plane towing a banner over Eden Park packed with 40,053 enraptured fans during Saturday’s Black Caps vs Australia pool match.The stunt broke the Major Events Management (Cricket World Cup 2015) Order put in place ahead of the tournament co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia.Being declared a major event affords the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 certain protections, including the establishment of advertisement-free “clean zones” to protect against ambush marketing attempts.Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) officials were made aware of the strip club’s gimmick and investigated.A MBIE spokesman today confirmed that Calendar Girls was found in breach of the Major Events Management Act and that the firm had been issued with a formal warning letter.Failure to comply with a formal warning can result in prosecution and a fine of up to $150,000.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11410444