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Suffolk bakers praised as salt aware

first_imgThirteen bakers in Suffolk have been issued with ‘Salt Aware’ certificates, after visits from the council’s Trading Standards officers found they had successfully cut salt content in their fresh bread.The certificates, which bear the wording: ‘This baker is salt aware’, demonstrate a commitment to meeting the voluntary salt levels set by the Food Standards Agency for 2012, according to the council.Forty samples of bread were tested from 27 bakeries across Suffolk, including The Bread Basket in Felixstowe and Hursts Bakery in Clare.Kevin Adams, owner of the Bread Basket in Felixstowe, commented: “I am very grateful to have been asked by Trading Standards to enter into a programme of salt reduction in our bread earlier this year. Having worked together over the past few months, we are now able to label our bread as low in salt and display an eye-catching certificate on our shop floor.“This enables us to reassure our customers – they can now purchase our bread with the confidence of knowing that we are consciously taking their health into consideration by reducing our salt levels.”>> New research into salt reduction plannedlast_img read more

BC Hydro invites City to join Site C Liaison Committee

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — According to correspondence received by the City published to the regular council meeting’s agenda on Feb. 22, 2016, BC Hydro invited the City of Fort St. John to participate in a new Regional Community Liaison Committee for Site C by choosing a representative from council to join.The letter, sent by Environmental, Aboriginal Relations and Public Affairs Director of Site C Edie Thome, was addressed to City Manager Dianne Hunter.The committee will be “a representative advisory forum for local, regional and provincial elected officials to receive information about project construction, and to bring forward interests, issues and concerns about the project for BC Hydro’s consideration and response.”- Advertisement -Thome wrote that the committee would meet regularly during construction of Site C, in addition to BC Hydro’s plans to meet with municipalities to implement ‘individual community measures agreements.’Invitations were sent out to regional mayors, local MLAs, and the Peace River Regional District’s board of directors.The first meeting, slated to take place tomorrow as per the letter, will develop a Terms of Reference for the committee, and discuss topics including but not limited to committee members, role of technical advisors, chair or co-chair roles and responsibilities, meeting frequency and location, reporting, record-keeping, and public communications.Advertisementlast_img read more

Soon to be released film follows DeMarcus Cousins to hell and back from Achilles injury

first_imgDeMarcus Cousins’ comeback from a torn left Achilles tendon played out largely in private. Most of the heavy lifting came after he stunned the NBA by signing with the Warriors in July. He was seen seated on the team bench in street clothes during games. There were a few clips of Cousins on the practice floor. He is 11 games into his comeback, still a little rusty.Soon a more comprehensive narrative will be available. Showtime on Friday announced “The Resurgence,” a documentary tracking …last_img read more

Nal’ibali brings reading to life

first_imgNal’ibali Storytime has been published in four more official languages in a drive to promote the joy of reading and a love of books among South African childrenDriving into Franschhoek is always a very special trip. The mountains loom over the little town protectively, concealing its beauty secretively. But once you are on the main road through the long, wide valley, it opens up and spreads its treasures before you, willing you to come closer, sample its delights.And a trip to the French Corner just before the book opens on the main Franschhoek Literary Festival, is even more special, for this is the Book Week for Young Readers. The days are set aside for promoting reading and a love of books among children and teens. It is a vibrant time of hope and inspiration, and the perfect time to launch the Nal’ibali Storytime book in four new languages.The reader is published in a partnership between the Sunday Times and Praesa, the Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa. This year, through a donation of funds from readers and the Little Hands Trust, Times Media, the publisher of Sunday Times, has translated Nal’ibali Storytime from English into Afrikaans, Sesotho, isiXhosa and isiZulu. This is in line with Nal’ibali’s support and promotion of reading development in English as well as African languages, say the publishers.The launch took place at Wes Eind Primary School, amid earthmovers and mud as the school undergoes a significant transformation. The media centre is brand-new and sparkling, with shelves still waiting to be filled. It is a sunny room, with a view across the school and to the mountains beyond. Read and the world out there is yours for the conquering, it seems to say.Grade 7 pupils filed in quietly to listen to a reading of the story Mnr Haas ontmoet Mnr Mandela (Mr Rabbit meets Mr Mandela), by Chris van Wyk. “Reading is a place you can go on your own for solace, to follow your dreams, to learn about the world,” said Patti McDonald, a consultant to Times Media Education and the driving force behind Nal’ibali, in welcoming the children.She quoted Nelson Mandela, saying: “It is important to read in your mother tongue. Reading in another tongue speaks to your head; reading in your mother tongue speaks to your heart.“We are thrilled that we have been able to bring the magic of Nal’ibali to reach even more children. We hope that giving them the opportunity to read in their mother tongue language will develop and grow their love for reading.”The books target the foundation and intermediate phases of school, and promote the idea of reading for enjoyment. Each Sunday, an excerpt is published in the Sunday Times for children and schools, libraries and others to collect. Together, they make up stories, written and illustrated by South Africans, for South African children. The storybook is the extension of this weekly publication.The launch took place at Wes Eind Primary School, amid earthmovers and mud as the school undergoes a significant transformation (Images: Lorraine Kearney)Quintus van der Merwe, from Vriende van Afrikaans, delighted the children with an anecdote of meeting Mandela himself, before getting down to reading the story. The room was rapt as he told of the travels of Mr Rabbit into the big city. Coming to the end, there was laughter and clapping, and Van der Merwe’s colleague, Ria Olivier, said: “I watched you enjoying the story, and seeing how important it is to be able to read.“Mr Rabbit was not so clever because he could not read. You must learn to read, and practise reading. Eventually you will be able to get a good job. Lees is lekker; lees kan ons ryk maak (reading is lovely; reading can make us rich),” she said.McDonald encouraged the children to become active citizens: “The more you read, the more active a citizen you can be.” Van der Merwe also had some advice, telling the children they should read the stories to their younger siblings and old grandparents.Storytime was introduced for the first time in English in 2013. The popular children’s book, aimed at children in primary school, consists of compelling short stories written by leading South African authors and comes complete with colour illustrations, say the publishers. It has also been changed from a single edition into two separate books: one for Foundation Phase, and one for Intermediate Phase readers. CTP printers have printed 18 000 copies for free.Staff and children at the school also received copies of the recently launch Nal’ibali Children’s Literacy Charter. The multilingual charter lists the different kinds of literacy experiences children should have to best enable them to learn to read and write, and is a guide for parents and educators to putting these conditions in place.Further copies of Storytime will be donated to Nal’ibali’s network of more than 100 reading clubs in the Western and Eastern Cape, Gauteng, the Free State, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal.last_img read more

Noem My Skollie inspired by the life of writer John W Fredericks

first_imgNoem my Skollie is a film based on the life of South African writer, John W Fredericks. The lead role is played by Dann-Jacques Mouton.Dann-Jacques Mouton, lead character in Noem my Skollie, says to online entertainment magazine that to prepare for the role, he listened to the many stories Boeta John (Fredericks) shared with him. Other things he did included listening to various kinds of music from the 60s. “I also used the costumes to assist me to build the character.” (Image: National Film and Video Foundation)Brand South Africa reporterJohn W Fredericks, writer of the critically acclaimed Noem my Skollie film, has travelled a long road to bring what many consider the most authentic Cape Flats story to the world.[REVIEW] “Noem My Skollie’ is gripping, slick and well made” @TheCitizen_News https://t.co/WguDpfmgJD— CALL ME THIEF (@noemmyskollie) September 5, 2016As the film begins its quest to win a nomination for Best Foreign Film at next year’s Oscars, Fredericks says the story behind the film is inspired by his own journey to redemption.Via @Netwerk24 : Die ‘Skollie’ met die stories – John W Frederickshttps://t.co/o7wlDQegi8 pic.twitter.com/gybZJHUIm0— CALL ME THIEF (@noemmyskollie) September 5, 2016Based on the true story of Fredericks’ experiences growing up in the impoverished ganglands of the Cape Flats during the 1960s, Noem my Skollie is, according to a host of local and international critics, a riveting film, seeped in authenticity and raw emotion that ultimately celebrates the human spirit.This is Noem My Skollie’s competition at the Oscarshttps://t.co/aSGHcUImdX pic.twitter.com/x2GNmb09Uh— Channel24 (@Channel24) October 12, 2016Comparable to films such as Shawshank Redemption, Tsotsi and City of God, Noem my Skollie follows AB Lonzi, played by Dann-Jacques Mouton, and a group of friends navigating through a world of crime and poverty. After ending up in prison, AB discovers his storytelling talent that uplifts his fellow inmates above the cruel and violent complexities of prison life.On @Heart1049FM this morning at 08:00 – @noemmyskollie dir @DaryneJ & #JohnWFredericks in studio – tune in! pic.twitter.com/oBfcZPLY18— CALL ME THIEF (@noemmyskollie) September 1, 2016For the most part, the story of Skollie is also the life of Fredericks, who spent part of his youth in the same Pollsmoor Prison of the film, meeting characters both good and bad, and discovering the power of words to prepare him for adult life.“It’s difficult to describe how I survived psychologically,” Fredericks told the Daily Maverick in October 2016, “but I became tougher, and more determined to change my life around, and that was not easy.”The powerful local drama @NoemMySkollie retained its place at the top of our box office this weekend. Which of these have you seen? pic.twitter.com/IRxyVYTOpF— Cinema Nouveau (@nouveaubuzz) October 17, 2016Inspired by reading discarded books he found in rubbish dumps as a child, Fredericks also developed a deep love for the creative storytelling traditions of the coloured community and some of the more nefarious parts of that culture. Fredericks says he used to love listening to the often graphic, but entertaining tales of old convicts, drug dealers and street characters.“Many [of the youth in the community] aspired to become like them,” he told the Writing Studio website in August 2016, “I found a way out of all this as a writer and storyteller.”Before taking up writing full-time twenty years ago, Fredericks worked as a security guard at a Cape Flats high school. Here, he shared his experiences with young people, warning them off a life of crime and gangsterism with the same stories he had heard as a child.He also gave motivational talks to prisoners, where he met young prisoners eager to change their lives. These talks, coupled with the memories of his own prison experience, gave him the idea to finally put his story on paper, in the hope that its powerful narrative would make an impact on people’s lives.Writing Skollie took time and a toll on Fredericks. “It was a very painful story to tell,” he told the Daily Maverick. “As I was writing, a lot of ugly things surfaced in my mind that I had buried deep in my consciousness, and many a time I found myself in tears as I rolled back the curtain of memories.”Yet Fredericks says the story’s power is not ultimately determined by its violent gangsterism narrative: “It’s about childhood friendship and about loss in adversity… how everyone has a natural gift but how some gifts are harder to find than others. It’s the story of my life.”In between writing the screenplay, Fredericks studied screenwriting and filmmaking at the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), and collaborated on a series of acclaimed documentaries, including Mr Devious: My life, about the popular Cape Flats hip hop icon and champion of the community, the late Mario van Rooy.Fredericks gained global recognition with Shooting Bokkie, a biting satirical mockumentary about drug and gang culture on the Cape Flats, and Hard Living Kids: Tomorrow’s Heroes, a more serious look at the effects of gangsterism on township youth.These experiences all built up to the point where he was ready to tell his own story on screen, alongside first-time feature director Daryne Joshua.Noem my Skollie was produced by Maxi-D Productions, with financing and support from kykNET, NFVF and the Department of Trade and Industry.The film has officially been entered for selection by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Oscars) for Best Foreign Film.Over 40 000 people in South Africa have seen Skollie, which is currently on circuit. It will be available on DVD and local streaming services in December 2016.Sources: Daily Maverick, 10and5, Mail & Guardian and The Writing Studio.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

Blackwater ‘no plans’ of trading newest star Ray Parks

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The Elite finished dead last in the standings in the Philippine Cup, winning only two of the possible 11 and Parks would be very much welcome addition to the team.’READ: Blackwater draft pick Ray Parks still pondering future The 41-year-old Dimaunahan has nothing but high praise for Parks, whom the first-time coach doesn’t regard as a rookie even though technically he still is due to his vast playing experience.Dimaunahan, a former PBA veteran who was drafted by Ginebra in 2002, also thinks Parks’ winning pedigree would be of great help to the Elite, who are hoping for a fresh start after years of languishing at the bottom.“The winner that he is. We’re expecting him to bring it here to our team, That’s what we’re in need of plus his athleticism and his leadership. We expect that from him because we’re a young team and need every support that we could get,” Dimaunahan said.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Comeback Cavs! A year after pain, Virginia gets its NCAA title Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Ray Parks. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Blackwater coach Aris Dimaunahan said the Elite have no plans of trading Ray Parks despite reports that came out four months ago that the versatile guard is part of a three-team deal.Parks, who was selected second overall by the Elite in the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft, signed a one year deal Tuesday but has yet to join the team in practice.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “He’ll be a huge part of the team. Basically, he’s a rookie on paper but with his experience he’s not a rookie anymore.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Dimaunahan, however, assured that Parks will be making his PBA debut for Blackwater starting the Commissioner’s Cup next month.READ: Ray Parks signs with Blackwater EliteFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“As far as I know he will play for us,” Dimaunahan said Monday after wrapping up his first practice as head coach. “That’s what I’ve been told by my superiors.”“Boss Dioseldo said it loud and clear that we’re not trading Ray Ray Parks and we want this team to be more competitive in the coming conference so I don’t think we’re going to trade him,” he added, referring to Blackwater team owner Dioseldo Sy. View commentslast_img read more

The Million Dollar Man Teaches Marketers to Stand Out From Competition

first_imgWhen the World Wrestling Federation (WWE) noticed Ted DiBiase’s talent, the ” So how was the Million Dollar Man recognized by the public eye? After all, there are countless wrestlers in the industry. With competition to beat, something had to make him stand out. The idea for DiBiase’s differentiation from other wrestlers spawned from the idea that a rich guy can’t flaunt his wealth and be arrogant about it. Deemed an original idea that had never-been-done, an alias was created and personalized for DiBiase. In a nutshell, DiBiase was able to establish himself in a crowded industry, teaching marketers a thing or two about differentiation. Here are a few marketing takeaways from the Million Dollar Man’s success: The Rise to the Top interview with David Garland (above). If you’re the only one doing what you’re doing, there is no motivation to stay on your toes or worry about marketing. Inbound Marketing Although he was not yet a millionaire, the goal was to make the public believe he really was rich. He was always to be seen in public under elite circumstances: getting in and out of limos, hopping on and off of planes, staying in luxurious accommodations at Hyatt and Marriott hotels. It was also a priority for him to appear in front of the camera and be present for interviews as much as possible. Originally published Jun 8, 2011 8:00:00 PM, updated July 11 2013 Million Dollar Man Publicity, publicity, publicity! Figure out a way to stand out in the public eye. Working your tail off = producing the best you can = benefit. Now a minister, DiBiase travels on a weekly basis as a motivational speaker to youth; “macho men”; and couples struggling with their faith, keeping clean, and following dreams. ­ In addition, he’s also considering starting his own wrestling school. For the complete scoop, check out Hitting towns for television gigs, his wealth was flaunted by tactics such as giving away cash prizes for things like dribbling basketballs. Pretty soon, the Million Dollar Man was everywhere. Topics: Strive to create something unique and original that has never before been done or created before. Competition is good for any business. If you have someone or something to compete against, you will work harder. (It’s a good thing!) ” was born, and DiBiase’s new persona took his pro wrestling career all over the world. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

4 Tips for Truly Memorable Product Announcements

first_imgWho doesn’t like a good product announcement? Done well, announcements add color to an otherwise static month. They give us something to look forward to, and something to gossip about. They can also catapult a company to a larger stage. Here are a few ideas for planning out your next product launch or other company announcements.Download Now: Free Product Marketing KitDraw Out the SuspenseMake sure your announcement warrants it. There’s nothing more deflating than a big build up for a little announcement. Use the suspense tactic to lead into a major product announcement, new partnerships, or big events.Get the timing right. Don’t give too much lead time to your announcement, or your supporters will lose interest. Increase the frequency of hints and sneak peaks as you draw closer to the announcement.Leverage social media. One of the best ways to drop hints is through your social media channels. There’s nothing more intriguing than a tweet like, “Something big is in the works… can’t wait for the world to see!”Tell Your Most Loyal Supporters FirstFor announcements that aren’t as highly secretive, seek out a small group of your best customers and brand advocates and provide them with advanced notice. If you’re launching a product or service, let them be the first to try it out and provide feedback. If you are throwing an event, host them for an exclusive dinner or give them a space to interact with each other. Fans are your best assets and should be empowered to help shape your product and speak on your behalf.Pick the Right Channel for the Initial AnnouncementChoosing the right channel to make the initial announcement is of critical importance. In doing so, think about the priorities of your particular launch. If there is a visual element to your announcement, think about holding an in-person event, a webinar, or creating an online video. If the speed at which the news spreads is the most important thing, think about announcing it on Twitter, your blog, or Facebook. This year, for example, we’ve seen an increase in political candidates talking to Twitter to announce their candidacies. If you care most about media exposure, reach out to a journalist you respect and offer them an exclusive. Finally, if the announcement will have a direct impact on your existing customers, make sure that your first step is to connect with them through email or some other personal outreach.  Be AgileYou never know how announcements are going to go until you are smack in the middle of them. Be prepared to handle any surprises that could come your way, and react to them. A few plan Bs to have:If the Story Leaks: Try as you might to prevent leaks, sometimes news gets out ahead of time (we’re looking at you BostInno 🙂 ) When this happens, move quickly beyond the surprise and make the most of the occasion. Correct any inaccuracies and prioritize getting a communication out to your customers as soon as possible. Then run with the story. Make yourself available to answer any questions and invite bloggers or journalists in. If you had a launch event planned, turn that event into a celebration. If the Announcement Doesn’t Go Over Well: Particularly if you are dealing with a new product or service, there’s always a small risk that the public won’t like what you’ve released. If this happens, try not to have a knee jerk reaction. Listen to the concerns you’re hearing, and open up more channels for feedback. Communicate any changes you are making in response.If Your Site Goes Down: If you run into technical problems on the day you’ve released your news, don’t panic. Designate a core team to be ready and responsive if there is any trouble with your website. Use every other channel possible to communicate the announcement and the work being done to fix the technical problem. Don’t forget to breathe!The most important element in getting announcements right is to let your genuine enthusiasm shine through. You should be passionate about the work you do (If you’re not — we’ve got a solution for that too). Make sure your audience is able to feed off of that excitement.By the way, speaking of announcements, HubSpot might a few more left up its orange sleeves yet… but you’ll have to stay tuned.  How else can you make your product launches and company announcements truly memorable? Product Marketing Originally published Oct 14, 2011 3:35:00 PM, updated August 29 2017 Topics: Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more