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Kendrick Lamar Will Perform Intimate Show At The Music Hall Of Williamsburg On Friday

first_imgYesterday, Kendrick Lamar posted a mysterious teaser video that saw him hint at a 12/16 date in Brooklyn. This morning at 9:30AM, Billboard revealed that the seven-time Grammy Award winner and master of all things hip-hop would be performing a secret show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg this coming Friday. The show will be intimate, with a 550-person capacity, unlike the arenas he’s used to selling out.Tickets went on sale thirty minutes after Billboard’s announcement, and are now completely sold out. However, if you aren’t able to attend the event, the show will be streamed live through Kendrick Lamar’s Facebook as well as American Express’s.Lamar’s partnership with AmEx comes at the end of another hugely successful year for the rap phenomenon, who won five out of eleven nominations at this year’s Grammy Awards for To Pimp A Butterfly, coming after two wins for good kid, m.A.A.d city. Get psyched for the future of Kendrick Lamar with his most recent surprise project Untitled, Unmastered:last_img read more

Panel addresses issues in higher education

first_imgIndiana colleges play a major role in encouraging high school students to attend college, according to a panel discussion with state leaders in politics and education Monday evening. The panel began the 72nd annual conference of the Indiana Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (IACRO) that will be hosted at Notre Dame this week. Representatives from universities around the state gather during the conference to talk about issues facing Indiana’s higher education. Richard Ludwick, former provost at St. Gregory’s University in Oklahoma, now serves as the president and CEO of IACRO. He said more Indiana students have access to higher education than ever before. “A cultural shift, encouraged by leaders in higher education, has helped to drive innovations in all of our communities where the institutions make access and the actual degree much more likely,” Ludwick said. Universities need to continue to push students to apply to college and look into their options in higher education, he said. These students will then be better prepared for the job market with a college degree. “If we prepare students to be well-educated so that they can acquire those skills no matter what the future of the economy is, then that’s really the best education that we can give them,” Ludwick said. Jeff Rea, former Mishawaka mayor and current president and CEO of the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce, said the “brain drain” issue plagues many schools in Indiana. More students choose to leave the state to find further education and jobs elsewhere, he said. Rea said more viable job opportunities need to be available for new college graduates and university peer networks can help educate alumni about these openings. Former Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan said the state government needs to work with universities to maximize opportunities for students to afford a college education. “The goal would be to make sure that every kid in Indiana that wants to go to college gets to go because the resources would be in place to do that,” Kernan said. “We’re a long way from that.” The state and local governments need to continue to collaborate with universities and colleges to encourage high school students to go to college, Kernan said. This partnership is critical to these students’ futures. “The only way to guarantee that we achieve the kinds of results that we all know are necessitated by this globally competitive world is to continue to work together and to collaborate to do what’s best for our universities, colleges and our communities,” he said. University Registrar Chuck Hurley, a former president of IACRO, said Indiana universities need to continue innovating and using new technology to attract students to higher education. “People in the registrar and admissions areas have thought about their duties in a very traditional fashion,” Hurley said. “Because of the state of the current economy and the fast pace of modern technology we have had to think about innovative ways to do registration and all types of things, and how to continue to be much bigger players now in the global economy.”last_img read more

GMCR reports 3rd quarter 19 percent increase

first_imgGreen Mountain Coffee RoastersReports Fiscal 2004 Third Quarter Results; Net Sales Growth of 19.0%and Net Income Growth of 40.4%WATERBURY, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 3, 2004–Green MountainCoffee Roasters, Inc., (NASDAQ: GMCR) has announced fiscal thirdquarter net sales for the twelve-week period ended July 3, 2004 of$31,347,000, up 19.0%. Total coffee pounds shipped increased 17.2% to4,075,000 pounds. The difference in growth rates between sales and coffeepounds shipped is primarily due to the increase in sales of coffee and teaK-Cups(R) as a percentage of sales, which sell at a higher price per poundthan other Green Mountain Coffee products. Net income for the fiscal third quarter increased 40.4% to$1,906,000, or $0.26 per diluted share, compared to $1,358,000, or$0.19 per diluted share for the fiscal third quarter of 2003. Robert P. Stiller, Chairman, President and Chief ExecutiveOfficer, said “Green Mountain Coffee delivered strong sales and evenstronger earnings growth this quarter, in large part due to theCompany’s superior infrastructure and the passion of our people, as weexecute on our multi-channel cup to pound strategy to build the business.” Stiller continued, “I am particularly excited that we have beenable to demonstrate, with our financial results, that sustainabilityand business success can go hand and hand. We recently have beenhonored with additional awards and recognition for our efforts in thisregard. In June, the Society for Human Resource Management and the GreatPlace to Work(R) Institute ranked Green Mountain Coffee Number 9 on theirlist of the 25 “Best Medium Companies to Work for in America.” In July,SustainableBusiness.com placed Green Mountain Coffee on its SB 20 list ofThe World’s Top Sustainable stocks, showcasing companies they believeddemonstrated leadership in sustainable practices.” Stiller continued, “TransFair USA recently reported that U.S.Certified Fair Trade coffee imports increased 91% in 2003. This figurereveals the growing consumer appeal of Fair Trade and certified products,which we are consciously tapping into with our brand and productofferings. Our strategic alliance with Ben & Jerry’s, to open co-branded,franchised, ice cream and coffee shops around the country that willfeature our certified organic and Fair Trade coffees, is anotherindication of the tremendous potential of our approach to marketdifferentiation and growth.” Stiller concluded, “I also believe the Keurig Single-Cup Brewer,with its superior convenience and quality, is a major growth driverfor us. We’ve benefited from its impact in our office coffee servicechannel for some time, and now we are leveraging the concept andtechnology to provide more and more consumers with an outstandingcoffee experience in their homes as well, and in other venuesincluding smaller offices. Taken altogether, I am very excited aboutour performance and about our growth plans for the rest of this fiscalyear and beyond. We have the passion and the commitment to work to make apositive difference in the world, while servicing our customers in asuperior manner and building stockholder value.” Third Quarter Financial Review Channel and Other Sales Growth Highlights: — The Company’s year-over-year dollar sales growth in the third quarter was led by the office coffee service (OCS), supermarket and convenience store channels. The OCS channel contributed approximately half of the increase in net sales due to strong K-Cup sales driven by increased penetration of the Keurig(R) B-100 brewers in small offices and by continued success of teas in K-Cups. — The supermarket channel grew 16.7% in coffee pounds shipped due primarily to distribution to Publix Supermarkets which began in the first quarter of fiscal 2004. — In the convenience store channel, coffee pounds shipped increased 13.2%. This increase was due mainly to increased sales relating to inventory replenishment, which varies quarter-to-quarter, to McLane Company, the distributor to Exxon Mobil Corporation convenience stores. — The consumer direct channel grew 45% in dollar sales and 26.0% in coffee pounds shipped with the majority of growth related to the sales of Keurig Single-Cup Brewers for the home and the associated K-Cups. — Fair Trade and Organic coffee pound sales grew by 49% versus Q3 ’03. Margins, Expenses, and Analysis of After-Tax Income: — Green Mountain Coffee’s gross profit margin was 40.4% of sales compared to 42.8% in the year-ago quarter. The decrease was attributable to higher green coffee costs, variations in sales mix, and rising fuel costs. — Selling, general and administrative expenses decreased to 29.6% of sales from 31.6%. This improvement was the result of leveraging selling and organizational resources on a higher sales base. — Interest expenses decreased $80,000 due to capitalization of interest expenses associated with the construction of the new distribution center. — The Company’s tax rate in the third quarter of fiscal 2004 decreased to 37.2% from 41.5% in the prior year period due to the favorable impact of recently awarded state tax incentives under the Vermont Economic Advancement Tax Incentive Program. — The Company’s third quarter after-tax income before the recognition of a non-cash loss related to the Company’s equity investment in Keurig Incorporated (“Keurig”) increased 25.3% to $2,099,000. The Company’s net income was $1,906,000 after recognition of a non-cash loss of $193,000 (or $0.03 per share), an increase of 40.4%. Year-to-Date Results: — For the forty weeks ended July 3, 2004, the Company experienced an 18.5% increase in net sales to $105,690,000 from $89,222,000 and a 14.5% increase in coffee pounds shipped compared to the same period last year. — Net income for the forty weeks ended July 3, 2004 was up 19.5% to $5,820,000 after recognition of a non-cash loss of $751,000 from its minority investment in Keurig as compared to $4,870,000 in 2003 including recognition of a non-cash loss of $690,000 from the investment in Keurig. — Diluted earnings per share increased to $0.79 from $0.67 as compared to the same period last year. Business Outlook and Other Forward-Looking Information Fiscal Fourth Quarter: — The Company expects net sales growth of 12% to 16% and coffee pounds growth of 7% to 10% in its fourth quarter of fiscal 2004. — The Company anticipates its gross margin will be in the range of 39.0% to 40.0% and that its operating margin will be in the range of 10.5% to 11.5%. — The Company expects that the recognition of its share of Keurig’s loss for the fourth quarter of 2004 will reduce diluted earnings per share by $0.02 to $0.04. — Based on all of these factors, the Company anticipates its fully diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter will be in the range of $0.23 to $0.27 per share. Fiscal Year: — The Company anticipates for fiscal 2004 as a whole that net sales growth will be in the range of 16% to 18% with coffee pounds growth in the range of 11% to 13%. — The Company expects that its gross margin will be in the range of 39.0% to 39.7% and that its operating margin will be in the range of 10.0% to 10.6%. — The Company expects that the recognition of its share of Keurig’s loss for fiscal 2004 will reduce diluted earnings per share by $0.12 to $0.14. — The Company anticipates its fully diluted earnings per share for fiscal 2004 to be in the range of $1.02 to $1.06 per share. Balance Sheet and Cash Flow: — The Company forecasts its capital expenditures for fiscal 2004 to be in the range of $17 to $19 million and depreciation expenses to be between $4.5 and $5.0 million. — The Company is building a new distribution and warehousing facility attached to its existing plant that will incorporate material-handling automation to improve distribution efficiencies. The Company anticipates it will result in lower overall distribution costs relative to sales over the long-term, as well as allow for increased packaging capacity in the current plant. The capital project is underway and is expected to cost approximately $9 million. — The Company expects its EBITDA in 2004 to be approximately $18 to $19 million.last_img read more

Excellent new promotional video of Istria / Life as it should be in Istria!

first_imgFind out more about the new destination platform of Istria in the attachment through two articles. So the whole story has meaning and effect. The world grail of any sale, promotion, marketing is action, ie purchase. We have received the attention and interest of users, and we are left with the last step, which is to further tell the story on the page and interest the user to get the much desired action. Of course, one promotional video is not enough if the whole promotion strategy is not behind it, both offline and online. If we compare the promotional videos of our other destinations, which are more mosaic, boring and without a story, the honor of exceptions, this video is far ahead of everyone. Drone shots are a hit, but those without a story don’t make sense and often take too long. This is short, interesting and effective. AIDA (Attention, Interest, Desire, Action) Personally, I am a fan of the AIDA marketing model, simple and clear, which is one of the foundations of modern marketing. ( A attention (attention), I interest (interest), D desire i A action (action)) Thus, the video must provoke attention and a reaction that leads to the research of the destination, and later the purchase, ie booking or arrival at the destination. On the one hand, it is never easier to reach a great reach today, due to social networks, and yet on the other hand it is never harder, because there is a lot of noise in communication, and the audience’s attention is hard to get and it lasts very short. That is why today the real art is to get the much desired attention and virality. Under the slogan – Experience life as it should be in Istria !, new promotion video of Istria, I emphasize the destinations of Istria, not Porec, Pula, Rovinj, etc.… invites guests to explore it, which is part of the new digital strategy of Istria. And Istria does it smartly and strategically. In this case, after the video users go to the destination website – www.istria.hr, which from this year has become a real destination portal, where the main focus is no longer on b2b information, but exclusively on the user / tourist and the sale of experiences and stories.  I can freely say that the video is different, full of life and energy, and yet through the narrative in a casual tone, it makes one great whole. The video in a fun and attractive way, full of emotions and experiences, with an interesting narrative and the final message as the icing on the cake certainly achieved the effect of attracting attention and imagination or dreaming of finding ourselves in the shots. Research and action now follow. last_img read more

Nottingham & Derby retail

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Proximity to main road no issue for buyers wanting peace and quiet

first_img3/15 Dowar Street, Coorparoo.Mrs Dwyer said when her grandsons attended nearby Villanova College, they would pop around and she would make them toasted sandwiches.“The grandsons still talk about the toasted sandwiches now,” she said.“On a Friday afternoon, the boys and girls would sit around the table and we would have scones with jam and cream, apple tea cake or chocolate cake.” Inside 3/15 Dowar Street, Coorparoo.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Known as the Skyline Lodge, only six units make up the apartment block.There are two units per floor.Mrs Dwyer said she had enjoyed many summer nights sitting on the balcony watching the planes go by.“It was night seeing the lights on the planes, the view is just so nice from there,” she said. “The kids loved coming around to watch the fireworks from here when they were little.” The bedroom at 3/15 Dowar Street, Coorparoo.She said while the unit was close to a main road, it was quiet and peaceful inside.“People walk in and they always comment on how quiet it is. You never hear the traffic.” The 3D Diakrit floor plan of 3/15 Dowar St, Coorparoo.Tobin Real Estate – Carina selling agent Pathrina Watson said: “Lovers of retro-style real estate will relish the opportunity to make this property their own, while those who value a large footprint with the possibility of further enhancing what is already in place will identify this property as one with huge potential.”center_img The kitchen where sweet treats were made at 3/15 Dowar Street, Coorparoo. 3/15 Dowar Street, Coorparoo.After 18 years at their 1970s style Coorparoo property, Mary and Brian Dwyer have made the move to a retirement home.Mrs Dwyer said her large family of eight children and 24 grandchildren had visited them regularly at their Dowar St property over the years.“We just love our home. The last thing we wanted to do was to leave but the place we are in now is lovely,” she said.last_img read more

iXblue Introduces New Subsea Positioning System

first_imgiXblue has launched its new global subsea positioning system. It comprises iXblue new intelligent transponder, Canopus, the Ramses transceiver, and upgraded existing iXblue products with a new telemetry function, as well as a software suite for efficient subsea operations.“In order to complete our underwater acoustic range we have developed this new solution, Canopus,” said Hubert Pelletier, Underwater positioning and communication division sales director.The Canopus transponder features underwater acoustic communication between transponders, transceivers and surface equipment. It embeds environmental temperature, pressure and inclinometer sensors and can be enhanced with optional sensors. A data logging feature allows the recording of internal or external sensors on the internal memory (SD card).A standard battery pack allows up to 1,000,000 pings or more than 2 years battery life in listening mode. InTo complement the new transponder, Canopus, a new generation of Ramses ASBL transceiver is also being introduced. This upgraded product is based on the same new electronics platform as Canopus.In order to manage the increasing complexity of subsea operations and to offer an easy to implement solution, iXblue also introduces its new supervision software. This new software will guide users through the planning of their operations, the deployment of all their devices, the operation of the complete system and the post-processing of all the acquired data.last_img read more

Liverpool to let Salah, three more players leave Anfield – pundit

first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The Reds have swept pretty much all before them this season, with only Manchester United and Watford taking points off them as the Premier League title winners-elect having opened up a 25-point lead at the summit. And while Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has sent the Premier League a message about Liverpool and their title wait, thoughts are beginning to turn to next season and what Jurgen Klopp will look to do with his squad. As such, reports in Monday’s Paper Talk claimed the Reds have drawn up a three-man central defensive shortlist as they seek a replacement for the departing Dejan Lovren. And Lovren is one of the other players, in addition to Salah, Adrian and Adam Lallana whom ESPN pundit Alejandro Moreno thinks the Reds will wave farewell this summer. “Yes, he’s gone. Adrian, he’s gone,” Moreno told ESPN. “I just need to tell you something, there’s going to be people lining up outside his apartment or his house packing the boxes for him. ‘Alright Adrian, go’.” On Lovren, who has come in for criticism this season, Moreno added: “He’s gone as well. Now, he gives you a little bit of depth in that position, however it is too often that Dejan Lovren actually plays and makes a mistake. Liverpool could allow up to four of their players leave Anfield when the transfer window reopens, with Mohamed Salah the highest-profile departure, according to one pundit.center_img Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You10 Most Evil Female Characters In Disney MoviesThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got Better8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithShocking Robots That Exist And Function Very Similar To HumansWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One Role7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much “When you want depth it’s because you want a guy who can step in and do the job. He can step in and do a job to a point. “I think the time for Dejan Lovren at Liverpool [is] gone.” Lallana was the next Liverpool player tipped to leave by Moreno, who continued: “He gives you something but not quite enough. “I think Liverpool are in a profile now where they can go after a better player that can do the same sort of job that Lallana was doing at a better quality.” And finally Moreno concluded that there is a “better version” of Salah out there for Liverpool, with the pundit controversially claiming: “Tricky one because a lot of Liverpool hearts will say ‘Oh we’ve got to keep Salah’. Read Also:McManaman: No chance for Mane, Salah at Barca, Real Madrid “I’m going to say you can do better than Mohamed Salah. “I love the numbers [of goals he has scored] and what I’ll tell you is that he has been great for Liverpool and yet I think he could have been better because of the amount of opportunities that he misses.last_img read more

Thornton scores second IMCA Modified Winter Challenge Series win

first_imgThornton scores second IMCA Modified Winter Challenge Series win By Tony SteelePEORIA, Ariz. (Jan. 27) – Ricky Thornton Jr. rolled through the middle of the track and around Hunter Marriott on his way to capturing his second IMCA Modified win of the Winter Challenge Series at Canyon Speedway Park.After a three-wide start to the race that lasted more than a full lap, Marriott battled his way into the lead position early in the Saturday feature ahead of Thornton and Chaz Baca. As the race ap­proached halfway, Thornton began to show his nose to the inside of Marriott, finally pulling up alongside.With Thornton pressuring to the inside, Marriott changed his line just enough for Thornton to go to the middle of the track and drive around the leader on the outside. Thornton, already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, secured the $1,000 win while Marriott began to fade, making way for Tim Ward to grab the runner-up spot in his first race back in his home state of Arizona.Marriott held onto third ahead of Cody Laney and Jeremy Payne.George Fronsman won a second Winter Challenge Series IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature while Joe Vlasity made it 3-for-3 at Canyon in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Shane Simper found his way to victory lane for the first time in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main.Fronsman held off Cody Center for the 20-lap Stock Car win while Larry Brigner denied Dennis Losing in the battle for the third spot.Vlasity swept the day in the Hobby Stocks, taking the main event checkers in front of Merle Zachrison and Max Zachrison.Jason George looked to have SportMod feature locked up until a mistake down the backstretch saw his car skid off the track. Utah driver Simper took control of the race and grabbed.George got back up to second and make but ultimately came up short as Simper went home with the win. Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Ricky Thornton Jr.; 2. Tim Ward; 3. Hunter Marriott; 4. Cody Laney; 5. Jeremy Payne; 6. Jason Noll; 7. Spencer Wilson; 8. Anthony Madrid; 9. Jason Wolla; 10. Dan Fitzgerald; 11. Garth Dushanek; 12. Brenda Kirby; 13. Bryson Curry; 14. Kenny Gill; 15. Bubba Stafford Jr.; 16. Danny Curry; 17. Roy Poeling Sr.; 18. Paul Nelson; 19. Brent Schlafmann; 20. Joey Franklin; 21. Chaz Baca.Stock Cars – 1. George Fronsman; 2. Cody Center; 3. Larry Brigner; 4. Dennis Losing; 5. Nick Langer; 6. Derrick Askren; 7. Mike Brigner.Hobby Stocks – 1. Joe Vlasity; 2. Merle Zachrison; 3. Max Zachrison; 4. Allen Hakes; 5. Kyle Cardinal; 6. Bill Cole; 7. Chucky Thornton; 8. David Irvin; 9. Tommy Esquera; 10. Bradley Staf­ford; 11. Shea Kendig; 12. Mike Hartsock; 13. Paul O’Connor.Northern SportMods – 1. Shane Simper; 2. Jason George; 3. Bill Miller; 4. Jimmy Davy; 5. Speedy Madrid; 6. Dennis Gates; 7. Adam Echter; 8. Rene Madrid; 9. Steve Duffy; 10. T.J. Wy­man; 11. Chris Anderson; 12. Justin Thornton; 13. Chase Alves; 14. Chris Caldwell; 15. Rene Madrid Jr.last_img read more

Qualifying format announced for 141’s $10,000 to win Clash at the Creek

first_imgFRANCIS CREEK, Wis. – Ten thousand dollars is the top prize when IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds from across the Midwest and Canada converge on 141 Speedway for the Wednesday and Thursday, June 25-26 Clash at the Creek. A minimum of $750 will be paid to start the 50-lap feature at Francis Creek, a qualifying event for the 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. This is the first year the sixth annual Clash has been sanctioned by IMCA and the event instantly becomes one of the biggest-paying Modified races of the season.NASCAR’s Kenny Wallace joins the Modified field in a Fllors by Design sponsored entry for car owner Ricky Lemmen.Modified qualifying begins Wednesday. Drivers will pill draw for their starting spots in one of 10 heat races, earning points for their place finish as well as passing points,After IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods complete their heat races, the same 10 Modified heat races will be run again with completely inverted starts.Drivers again received points based on their finish and passing points; the 10 drivers with the high­est point totals will be locked into Thursday’s $10,000 to win main event.“We want to host an event that rewards racers for racing,” said promoter Toby Kruse. “As an added bonus, Jerovetz Motorsports will give all 20 Modified heat race winners $25 in cash through­out the evening.”Ten last-chance qualifiers, with lineups based on point totals from the day prior, start Thursday’s action. Only the winners advance; Stock Cars and Northern SportMods run a complete show for­mat before a final four races completes the Modified field of 24 cars. There are no provisionals. “Either race your way in or sit back and enjoy our steak sandwiches while you watch the show,” owner Scott Ratajczak said with a laugh. Stock Cars and Northern SportMods race for $500 to win in features Wednesday and Thursday.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Allstar Performance State points, but no local track points, will be awarded for all three divisions. Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m. both days. There will be no hot laps. Entry fee for Modifieds is $200 by June 3, $250 after that date or $300 on race day.Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and free for kids 12 and un­der. Pit passes each day are $30. Pre-tech on Tuesday, June 24 starts at noon and an open practice session runs from 6-9 p.m. Pit passes are $15 and admission to the grandstand is free.Overnight accommodations are available by calling the Quality Inn at 920 683-0220, Fox Hills Resort at 800 950-7615 or the Devil’s River Campground at 920 863-2812.Limited free camping, with shower facilities, is also available at the speedway on a first come, first served basis.More information about the Clash at the Creek is posted on the www.141speedway.com website.“Great friends, great food and some really great racing,” concluded Chet Christner, operations manager at 141. “What else is there?”last_img read more