New ice cream flavour to raise funds for Unicef’s #CookForSyria

first_img  183 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 Jude’s, the family ice cream company, has created Honey & Toasted Almond flavour ice cream and is donating £1 from the sacle of each tub to Unicef UK as part of its #CookForSyria campaign.The new flavour was inspired by the flavours of Syria, and uses British honey and toasted almond flakes for a smooth nutty scoop.Chow Mezger, MD and son of founder Theo Mezger and his wife Jude (hence the company name) said: “We are delighted to launch this delicious Syrian inspired flavour in collaboration with #CookForSyria. At Jude’s we’re committed to supporting children and young people through our charitable giving and we’re proud to support #CookForSyria.”Jude’s Honey & Toasted Almond is available from Ocado from July, together with Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and other retailers. The 500ml tub has a RRP of £4.50.Hampshire-based Jude’s uses milk from a herd of 220 Holstein crossed with Friesian cattle at Matterly Farm. Howard Lake | 30 June 2017 | News  184 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 The company is committed to donating 10% of its profits to charities that work with children and young people. UNICEF’s NEXTGen London is part of a global UNICEF initiative bringing together diverse groups of young professionals who are committed to helping transform the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. In the UK, the focus is on supporting child victims of the Syrian Civil War.  Tagged with: corporate Unicef New ice cream flavour to raise funds for Unicef’s #CookForSyria #CookForSyria#CookForSyria is a nationwide fundraising initiative curated by Instagrammer Clerkenwell Boy EC1 in collaboration with Serena Guen, Founder of SUITCASE Magazine, in aid of UNICEF UK‘s Children of Syria Fund and NEXTGen London, Unicef UK’s young professional movement. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Former Hoboken council president sentenced to 30 months in prison

first_imgHOBOKEN — Ex-Council President Christopher Campos was sentenced to 30 months of prison on Friday Dec. 8.Campos was convicted last summer of bank and wire fraud and conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud for a cab leasing scheme.The $7 million scheme involved roughly 20 buyers who borrowed money to buy about 200 new cars they could not afford, claiming the cars would be for personal use, but they were in fact leased out to other people in New York as livery cabs. “Christopher Campos, an attorney and former Hoboken City Council president, defrauded lenders out of millions of dollars,” said Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim in a press release. “He put up straw buyers to obtain loans for ‘personal use’ cars that in fact comprised a fleet of over 200 vehicles leased to livery drivers. Campos has now received the significant sentence his crimes merit.”Campos served on the Hoboken City Council from 2001 to 2007.In 2014 he served as a $35,000-$40,000-per-year full-time aide to former Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia. ×last_img read more

ICC Americas clinch first Super50 win

first_imgLUCAS STREET, Barbados (CMC) – ICC Americas ended their losing streak in style when they stunned Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners by 78 runs here yesterday, to grab their first win of the Regional Super50.Choosing to bat first at the Windward Cricket Club, ICC Americas rallied to 265 all out off their 50 overs, on the backs of half-centuries from captain Nitish Kumar (80), all-rounder Timroy Allen (69) and opener Kamau Leverock (55).Fast bowler Jermaine Levy picked up four for 22 while off-spinner Vikash Mohan finished with three for 40.In reply, Marooners were in the hunt at 117 for two at the half-way stage of the innings but lost their last eight wickets for 70 runs, to collapse to 187 all out off 43.3 overs.Mark Deyal top-scored with 68, while Mohan completed a good all-round performance by stroking 30 and Aaron Jones, 23.Off-spinner Nikhil Dutta (3-32) and leg-spinner Timil Patel (3-38) wrecked the innings and got support from left-arm spinner Saad bin Zafar who finished with two for 29.The victory put ICC Americas on five points while Marooners remained on nine. Both sides are already out of the running for a semi-final spot.ICC Americas, however, were unusually impressive in their turn at the crease, stumbling on occasions but refusing to collapse.Akeem Dodson departed in the fourth over for six with the score on 14 to a catch at the wicket off Levy but Leverock struck his second half-century of the tournament in a 77-run, second-wicket stand with Kumar, which repaired the innings.The left-handed Leverock faced 61 deliveries and counted four fours and six while Kumar, a right-hander, struck three fours and a six in a controlled innings lasting 100 balls.Leverock’s demise in the 18th over led to a slide which saw four wickets fall for 30 runs before Kumar and the big-hitting Allen put on 97 for the sixth wicket to again bolster the innings.ICC AMERICAS inningsK. Leverock c Levy b Mohan 55A. Dodson c wkp. Jangoo b Levy 6N. Kumar c Corbin b Henry 80A. Amsterdam b Hinds 0S. Wijeyeratne c Henry b Mohan 13H. Tariq lbw b Mohan 0T. Allen b Henry 69S. bin Zafar c Harding b Levy 16N. Dutta c Mohan b Levy 11T. Patel b Levy 1C. Pervez not out 1Extras: (b-1, w-11, nb-1) 13Total: (all out, 50 overs) 265Fall of wickets: 1-14, 2-91, 3-92, 4-121, 5-121, 6-218, 7-251, 8-263, 9-264.Bowling: Harding 6-0-38-0 (w-6), Levy 5-0-22-4 (w-1), Henry 9-0-72-2 (w-4, nb-1), Mohan 10-0-43-3, Hinds 10-0-39-1, Deyal 10-0-53-0.MAROONERS inningsA. Jangoo stp. Tariq b Kumar 16M. Deyal c Wijeyeratne b Patel 68V. Mohan c and b Dutta 30K. Corbin b Patel 8C. Burton c wkp. Tariq b Patel 0R. Hinds c Dodson b Dutta 1A. Jones c wkp. Tariq b bin Zafar 23J. Smith b Dutta 6N. Henry c bin Zafar b Allen 6K. Harding not out 13J. Levy stp. Tariq b bin Zafar 10Extras: (w-6) 6Total: (all out, 43.3 overs) 187Fall of wickets: 1-41, 2-95, 3-117, 4-117, 5-118, 6-133, 7-146, 8-162, 9-167.Bowling: Pervez 6-1-21-2 (w-2), Allen 6-0-43-1, Kumar 5-0-24-1, bin Zafar 6.3-0-29-2, Dutta 1-0-32-3, Patel 10-1-38-3 (w-4)Points: ICC Americas 5, Marooners 0.last_img read more


first_imgGardai investigating an arson attack on a church hall have appealed for three people in the vicinity of the hall to come forward.The Orange Hall in Newtowncunningham after is was badly damaged by fire this morning. Pic by Denis Hutton.Inspector Pat O’Donnell made the appeal after viewing CCTV footage of the scene of the fire at Newtowncunningham Orange Hall on September 14th last.The fire gutted the building including its roof and destroyed a large quantity of memorabilia inside. Now Gardai want to speak with three men seen in the area of the blaze around 8am on the morning of the blaze.One of the men was in his 30s with sharp features and was wearing a grey tracksuit.Another man was out walking his dog at the time while the third was cycling past the blaze.After a full investigation, Gardai say they are satisfied the fire was started maliciously. There was a previous arason attack on the hall in 2010.Inspector O’Donnell appealed to the three different people observed on the CCTV footage to come forward.“Our investigation is ongoing but having viewed CCTV footage from the area at the time, we would like to speak to these three people.“They may not have noticed anything but they may just be able to assist us with our investigation,” he said. GARDAI SEEK TO INTERVIEW THREE MEN FOLLOWING NEWTOWN CHURCH HALL FIRE was last modified: October 15th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:arsondonegalNewtowncunningham church halllast_img read more

Derry: Mark Hughes will stay even if QPR lose to Southampton

first_imgShaun Derry has told talkSPORT he believes Mark Hughes will keep his job as QPR manager even if they lose to fellow strugglers Southampton on Saturday.Chairman Tony Fernandes has been tipped to wield the axe if Hughes does not finally deliver a first league win of the season.But Rangers midfielder Derry said: “I don’t think a manager will be going from the Hoops [even if Southampton win], because I feel he’s got the backing of everybody at the club.“Clearly if things don’t change, we’re gone. But I think things will change.”Should Hughes keep his job as QPR manager? Click here to voteClick here for Wednesday’s QPR quiz  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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Build Your Pipeline While You Are Standing Up a New Client

first_img 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 Now In major account sales, you can win a new client that requires the upfront effort of standing up the account. The larger and more important the client, the more time it takes. The more complex the solution, the more your presence is necessary, even if you have excellent support. The success of standing up a new client requires more effort at the beginning when there is much work to be done, decisions to make, and when your presence can be critical to the success of the program.The early investment means you will need to spend much less time dealing with issues later, having put the processes in place and managed the transition. The challenge is building a solid pipeline during the process of standing up a new, large client.You Are Not an Account ManagerOne of the most unhealthy trends in sales today is the tendency of people who work for sales organizations to assume another person’s role, something I call taking one step to the left. The Account Executive, wanting to make a difference for the client or being asked for help, assumes the role of the Account Manager, vacating the sales role for something more operational in nature. The Account Manager steps into the role of Customer Service, taking on the work that belongs to someone else in another department.If you are standing up a client, it’s critical that you do so without taking the fateful step to the left, leaving your role open. It is challenging to maintain your role when the problems come to you, and issues tend to find their way to the most competent person willing to handle them. When it comes to managing clients, salespeople tend to have very high skill sets here, becoming a magnet for anything and everything that requires customer communication and decisions.Fair enough, you won the account, and you need to stand them up. But in doing so, you cannot become the account manager.Quarterback and Orchestra ConductorYou never see a quarterback play another position. You never see an orchestra conductor take the first chair violin. Their role is different, and it is critically important they maintain it, allowing their teammates and musicians to do what they do best.You can have a presence, attend the meetings, make decisions, and then assign the work to the people to whom it belongs. Your role in standing up your dream client is to make sure what needs to be done gets done. You own the outcome you sold your client but, you do not own all the transactions that make up that outcome.By establishing what needs to be done, who is doing it, and when you will follow up, you prevent changing your role from salesperson to operations, a transformation that is difficult to reverse—if it is possible at all, once your client accepts that you are there to take care of their every need.Making Time to SellIt feels like you are cheating on your new client. They signed the contract, and they are being launched. You are obligated to help ensure they succeed. That obligation, however, is not—and cannot be—your only obligation. You also have a responsibility to your company, and obligation equal in importance. In fact, at some point, your new dream client may be gone, and you will still be with your company (and given a long enough timeline, you will lose every client you ever win).If you don’t continue to sell, you hurt your future and your company’s. The quarter you take off to stand up your new major account will show up two or three quarters from now when you have no deals to close because you did no prospecting and created no opportunities during the time you launched your client.Show up at your new client’s place in the morning, get things sorted, make sure things are on track, and assign work to the people who own it. Then, get out of the building and sell for a couple of hours. Check in with your team and your client at lunchtime, if necessary, but don’t spend the day sitting passively in reactive mode, waiting for some problem to need your attention. If you need to show up at the end of the day, make it the last thing you do, and give yourself enough time to solve problems or find answers to challenges.Your presence is important, but you need to establish a healthy pattern of showing up and leaving. If you need to be there, be there. But if you don’t, don’t hang around. This is the only way you can continue to build a pipeline while launching a new major client.Mistakes I Have MadeI once won three major accounts in short order. I stopped prospecting completely. I lived at these three client locations, so much so, some people within the client company believed I was an employee of the company, and I looked and sounded like one. My presence on site allowed me to grow the business very quickly. Over time, all problems found there way to my desk, and in one client location, I had a desk.Not only did I not have time to sell, but I also didn’t need to sell. I had all the business I could personally handle. The Gods of Sales frown on salespeople who stop prospecting, punishing them for their insolence and for committing the cardinal sin of not prospecting. In a very short time, I lost two of the three clients, through no fault of mine or my company.Worse, I had no pipeline. As I was rebuilding my pipeline, I lost the third account. It was at that point I discovered the iron law of sales that requires you to prospect every day, in good times or bad times, when you have won a large account or lost one, and even if you are standing up the biggest account you’ve ever won.last_img read more


first_imgDay one of the Queensland State Cup/Australia Cup started early, with staff at the fields surveying the damage of yesterday’s massive downpour. QTA staff Andrew Barr and Phil Gyemore, as well as the grounds man and general manager of Quad Park walked over the fields (swam through others) and then met to decide the fate of the event. Remarkably, after 260mm hit the Sunshine Coast, a majority of the fields were still deemed playable. After losing power during the storm yesterday afternoon the Quad Park facility was also up and running. Different options were put forward, including moving the event to Saturday/Sunday, but in the end all involved agreed that the best thing to do was to pick the best fields and move teams to those fields to make sure the event went ahead as scheduled. Several of the fields have drained incredibly well, especially considering the amount of water they were covered in. Others though were not so lucky…jokes of match reports between the ducks and the fish flew around and staff quickly decided those fields concerned were out of play. Thankfully enough fields were salvaged to keep the draw itself unchanged, with only field changes on the cards. Staff will keep an eye on the condition of all fields being played on, as well as those that are being left to dry out, in an effort to look after the enjoyment and safety of all players involved. The tournament kicked off with Rugby League legend Wayne Pearce taking the time to visit and promote sport and the event in general. He caught up with the referees last night and then this morning visited the Kawana State High School, next door to the Quad Park complex and gave a brilliant speech on working hard, how you determine your future and how setbacks are there to challenge you, not hold you back. Many people may be daunted standing up in front of a group of 75 year 8’s and 9’s, they can be a tough audience, not keen to listen intently or ask questions of visitors…but Wayne had their attention from the very beginning. Wayne’s list of achievements on the NRL field had the kids respect from the beginning, 188 games for the Balmain Tigers, captaining the club for seven seasons, 15 NSW State of Origin caps, including being captain from 1985 to 1988. He played 18 test matches for Australia and was part of the 1982 `Invincibles’ Kangaroo tour. He was voted best player on the tours in 1982 and also 1984. After his career as a player finished, Wayne went on to coach the Balmain Tigers for 6 years and Wests Tigers for one year. He also coached the NSW State of Origin side in 1999 and 2000 and then worked as a commentator for Fox Footy. Now he spends his time consulting to businesses and running training programs for their employees, helping businesses improve their team work and communication. What he had to say to these young kids though was more focused on them than on himself. He was truthful and realistic, treating them like young adults and respecting the fact they wanted honestly, not the dribble that so often is giving to our young people during their `impressionable’ years. He talked about how he believes that they need to be working hard now for rewards that will come later, that their life can be determined by their thoughts and desires…not their parents or their friends and that they are responsible for the decisions they make and the direction their life heads. He also told these young people that they would face setbacks throughout their life, that these setbacks were inevitable but instead of looking at them like setbacks, the kids should look at them as challenges. These challenges make you look at yourself, learn new things and ideas and challenge how strong you are inside. Phil Gyemore (Australian Mens Open representative) also spoke briefly, about the Queensland State Cup and Touch, before the questions began. It was great for these young students to meet someone `famous’ and a fantastic opportunity to promote the event across the road and link the skills and people of Touch with the more well-known NRL. By Rachel Grantlast_img

CBI arrests VP of private firm in MHA bribery case

first_imgNew Delhi: The CBI on Friday arrested the Vice-President of Soma Enterprises Ltd, a Hyderabad-based company, which was recently involved in offering Rs 2 crore bribe to a DIG-ranked CBI officer through a Home Ministry official. Ramachandra Rao Patri was arrested by CBI sleuths in addition to Dheeraj Kumar Singh, Section Officer (IPS-IV) in Police-I Division of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Dinesh Chand Gupta, a representative of Soma Enterprises, both of whom were held on Thursday. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The case came to light after the Central Bureau of Investigation laid a trap for Singh and caught him trying to pay Rs 16 lakh in bribe to the senior CBI official. The amount was allegedly the first installment of the total Rs 2 crore. According to the CBI, the MHA official had approached the DIG-ranked officer with an offer of Rs 2 crore in exchange for settling a Preliminary Enquiry in favour of Soma Enterprises. The CBI official then informed his seniors about the offer and became the complainant in the case, which led to the arrest of the accused. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KInterestingly, Singh is said to have been the Additional Personal Secretary to former Minister of State (Home) Hansraj Ahir and his co-accused Dinesh Chand Gupta has previously been caught trying to bribe CBI officers. Gupta was in 2013, caught trying to bribe a CBI Inspector Rajesh Chandra Karnatak and a CBI SP Vivek Dutt with Rs 7 lakh to “settle” land dispute he was involved in. The central agency had filed a chargesheet against Gupta in 2013 in connection with this case.last_img read more

If granted bail DK Shivakumar may hamper investigation ED tells court

first_imgNew Delhi: Opposing the bail plea of Congress leader D K Shivakumar, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) claimed before a Delhi court on Monday that if released he may influence the persons who are in knowledge of his “grave offence” of money laundering and are yet to be examined.The agency told Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar that the investigation in the money laundering case was at a crucial stage and the release of the politician may lead to destruction of important evidence. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’It also said that Shivakumar did not cooperate during questioning and could not offer any plausible explanation during investigation on the source of acquisition of properties worth Rs 800 crore. The court is likely to hear arguments on the bail application tomorrow, when Shivakumar, arrested on September 3 by the ED, will be produced on expiry of his remand for custodial interrogation. The applicant does not deserve bail in view of the nature and gravity of the offence, evidence in support thereof and severity of the punishment that a conviction would entail, the ED said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KIt also cited the “antecedents of the applicant, circumstances which are peculiar to the applicant, reasonable possibility of the securing the presence of the witness being influenced or evidence being tampered with a larger interest of the public/state and other similar considerations”. The agency, in its reply through special public prosecutors N K Matta and Nitesh Rana, alleged that during interrogation Shivakumar did not cooperate despite direct documentary evidence linking him with proceeds of crime in the case. It said that the investigation revealed the names of various persons and entities and the probe was necessary to take the case to logical conclusion and to trace the proceeds of crime. “If enlarged on bail, there exists all likelihood of the applicant hampering the investigation of the case and influencing the said persons. Investigation against the accused is at a crucial stage. “While there have been bald denial about certain key aspects of the case by the applicant, the ED is identifying and investigating the role of other players involved in the instant case. “Huge amount of proceeds of crime have been found to be laundered and investigation in this regard is ongoing. There exists a reasonable apprehension of crucial evidence being destroyed if the applicant is enlarged on bail,” the agency said. Regarding the medical averments raised by Shivakumar, 57, the agency told the court that his regular medical check-ups during ED remand have shown no complications. “His medical condition can very well be monitored in the prison,” it said. The agency said Shivakumar committed money laundering, “which posed a serious threat to the national economy and national interest” and that “it was committed with cool calculation and deliberate design with motive of personal gain… the society”.last_img read more