Daylesford Organic will support the Real Food Festival in London from 24-27 April.The organic store is well known for its award-winning sourdough and produces a wide variety of cakes and biscuits.Carole Bamford of Daylesford Organic said: “We are delighted to be a partner in the Real Food Festival and to support artisan food producers and small-scale sustainable farming.”The Real Food Festival is a trade and consumer show organised by the company behind the Taste London restaurant event.
[Video: Go See Live Music]“Sonic Reducer” (with Kim Thayil, Steve Turner, & Mark Arm)[Video: North South Central Live] Last Wednesday, the iconic ’90s rock act Pearl Jam began their brief U.S. run of “Home” and “Away” shows, which kicked off with a pair of performances in their native Seattle, WA, marking their first shows in their home city in five years. Following Wednesday night’s performance Safeco Field, for their second and final performance at the arena on Friday night, the group continued the trend of inviting out special guests and offering standout covers in addition to their more traditional catalog.Across the band’s extended set and double encore, Pearl Jam offered up plenty of standard, classic tunes, such as hits “Even Flow” and “Daughter”. However, Eddie Vedder and company used the performance to honor recently lost musical icons in addition to paying to tribute to Seattle’s ’90s grunge scene, which the band first grew to popularity in. The first tribute of the night was the live debut of “Missing”, paying tribute to Chris Cornell who penned the song. Later, to start the first encore, the group performed Tom Petty‘s “I Won’t Back Down”, honoring another iconic artist lost in 2017.Up next, Pearl Jam yet again referenced the Seattle grunge scene, performing a cover of Mother Love Bone‘s “Crown Of Thorns”. Kim Thayil, the guitarist for Cornell’s Soundgarden, came out for the next song, a take on MC5‘s “Kick Out The Jams”. The guitarist later returned for the second encore, performing Iggy & The Stooges‘ “Search And Destroy” and Dead Boys‘ “Sonic Reducer” with Steve Turner and Mark Arm of the grunge band Mud Honey.Setlist: Pearl Jam | Safeco Field | Seattle, WA | 8/10/2018Set: Oceans, Footsteps, Nothingman, Why Go, Brain of J., Interstellar Overdrive (Pink Floyd cover), Corduroy, Rats, In Hiding, Whipping, Even Flow, Missing (Chris Cornell cover), Daughter (with “W.M.A” and “It’s Ok” tag), Immortality, I’m Open, Unthought Known, Can’t Deny Me, Do the Evolution, Lukin, PorchEncore One: I Won’t Back Down (Tom Petty cover) (EV solo), Thin Air, All or None, Better Man (with “Save It for Later” by English Beat tag), Crown of Thorns (Mother Love Bone cover), Kick Out the Jams (MC5 cover) (with Kim Thayil), Spin the Black Circle, Rearviewmirror (with “Fernando” (ABBA) snippet)Encore Two: Crazy Mary (Victoria Williams cover), Jeremy, Leash, Search and Destroy (Iggy and The Stooges cover) (With Kim Thayil, Steve Turner, and Mark Arm), Sonic Reducer (Dead Boys cover) (With Kim Thayil, Steve Turner, and Mark Arm), Alive, Baba O’Riley (The Who cover), Yellow LedbetterYou can check out select videos from Pearl Jam’s guest-filled hometown performance below.“Missing” (Chris Cornell cover) [Video: mfc172]“I Won’t Back Down” (Tom Petty cover)[Video: Tim Durkan][Video: mfc172]“Kick Out The Jams” (with Kim Thayil)[Video: mfc172]“Search And Destroy” (with Kim Thayil, Steve Turner, & Mark Arm)
View Comments The national tour of Wicked will have two new leading ladies running the Emerald City as Emily Koch and Amanda Jane Cooper take over the roles of Elphaba and Glinda, repectively. The actresses will join the cast on December 9 while the tour is in St. Louis. Newcomers Megan Masako Haley and Sam Seferian also join the cast as Nessarose and Boq, respectively.Koch comes directly from the Broadway company of Wicked, where she was the Elphaba standby and Cooper is returning to Wicked after having played Glinda in the First National Tour. The company also features Wendy Worthington (Madame Morrible), Stuart Zagnit (The Wizard), Jake Boyd (Fiyero), Chad Jennings (Doctor Dillamond) and Mary Kate Morrissey (Elphaba standby).The ensemble includes Allison Bailey, Kerry Blanchard, Beka Burnham, Bridie Carroll, Jordan Casanova, Kennedy Caughell, Michael Di Liberto, Michael Drolet, Kelli Erdmann, Ryan Patrick Farrell, Dominic Giudici, Dan Gleason, Kali Grinder, Lauren Haughton, Ryan Jackson, Kelly Lafarga, Lauren Sambataro, Wayne Schroder, Tregoney Shepherd, Mark Shunkey, Ben Susak, Travis Taber, Jeremy Thompson and Justin Wirick.A vivid reimagining of the classic The Wizard of Oz, Wicked spotlights the untold stories of Oz’s most famous characters: the Wicked Witch of the West and her unlikely friend, Glinda the Good. The show follows the tale of green-skinned Elphaba through the life-changing events that eventually label her “wicked.” Fun for the whole family, Wicked is a tale about love, friendship and trust that reveals that there are two sides to every story. The Grammy-winning score by Stephen Schwartz (and book by Winnie Holzman) features the songs “The Wizard and I,” “Popular” and “Defying Gravity.”
4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Ben Prager Prior to forming Prager Creative, Ben worked with design studios, branding firms and advertising agencies to push great strategy and design for all his projects. His experience with all aspects … Web: www.pragercreative.com/creditunions Details There’s no doubt that it’s an exciting time of year. We’ve hit the home stretch for 2018. The industry has experienced further growth in membership numbers and auto loans. And interest rate hikes have consumers looking to switch to more trustworthy financial providers with better rates. Which means it’s the perfect time to build a solid marketing plan for 2019. Sure, it can be difficult to shift your focus away from your current efforts, especially as you work hard to hit those year-end targets. But if you don’t put the effort in now, you run the risk of always having to play catch-up once the new year rolls around. And the further you fall behind, the harder it is to catch up, let alone get ahead. So if you want to give your credit union the best chance for success in 2019, answer these five questions and start planning for one of your greatest years yet. How did we fail in 2018?Too often we approach the planning process by looking at what was done well and then replicating it. But to really set your credit union up for success, look at the goals you didn’t achieve and figure out why they didn’t happen. Then determine what needs to change so you can reach them this year. By digging into the detail of what didn’t work, you’ll uncover where you need to reallocate resources or rethink your approach.Think of it also in terms of how the competition sees you. A recent survey from the Federal Reserve and the Conference of State Bank Supervisor found that community banks see credit unions as the biggest competition for consumer loans. By acknowledging your weaknesses and addressing them, you are able to stay ahead of the competition and mitigate the tactics they will use to try overstep you. The key is to always keep the competition top of mind, and ensure you are fighting back harder than they’re fighting you. Do we really know what to do with social media and video?Despite being a key driver for consumer engagement, many credit unions still lag in using social media and video content as viable marketing tools. The good news is credit unions have a distinct advantage when it comes to content marketing: they have a rich resource of stories and a highly personal nature that is perfect for engaging with consumers online. Be aware that social media is much more than just another outlet to push promotions. It’s a forum for relationship building, understanding your members, and delivering value in the tailored, personal way that members love. Video also gives you the power to connect in a way words can’t. If you don’t have a video telling your story and letting the consumer know the difference between a bank and a credit union, it’s a must for early 2019!What more can we get for our media spend?When it comes to media buys, the best attitude to have is the one that says “everything is negotiable”. And if it’s been a while since you’ve asked for more, now is the time to do so. Lower rates and fees, more value-adds, and better frequency should all be on the table. Consider working with a media buying pro. They have substantial relationships with media outlets and therefore greater power to negotiate for a better result. Also let go of the belief that you must have a presence in every medium. If your budgets are limited, select the channels with the strongest opportunities for your credit union. You’ll not only avoid sacrificing results from spreading yourself too thin, you’ll find you are better placed to try new approaches and take bigger risks. It’s the most effective way to get to the bigger pay-offs.Can we defend an ADA compliance lawsuit?Despite recent wins for credit unions in the ongoing ADA compliance saga, the threat of litigation is far from over. And if your brand hasn’t addressed the issue, you are leaving yourself vulnerable to litigation. Don’t believe that it won’t happen to your credit union, because at the this stage, every credit union is at risk. That is, of course, unless they have a website that is compliant. Consider this a top priority for your 2019 website strategy.Are we overwhelmed and drowning?Time is one of the most valuable assets to any organization. Freeing yourself of time-consuming obligations gives you the opportunity to focus on new challenges. Actually having time to just THINK rather than putting your head down and knocking things of the old to-do list can be the most valuable time spent.Look at it this way: if, right now, you can’t be proactive about getting a great start to the year ahead, find a partner that can take on the responsibility of getting you to a winning position. It could be the edge your brand needs for an unbelievably successful 2019.
Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion There’s too much mowing. Remember the old push mowers? Our lawns were smaller. We had lots of bees and butterflies. Why such big lawns? I don’t get it.We put pesticides and herbicides and other chemicals on our lawns to kill everything but the grass. What are we doing?Clover is beautiful, but it is mowed off. No, no, no, they aren’t weeds; they’re wild flowers. Stop, for our honey bees are having a hard time. Give a piece of your lawn to the “wild side” and see what you get. Watch the lightning bugs and get rid of Spectrum and have free TV.Eunice KilmerJohnstownMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationTroopers: Colonie man dies in Montgomery County Thruway crashEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Feds: Painting stolen by Nazis and found at Arkell Museum returned to family
The SDMS AquaTrojans grab their first wins of the season as they traveled to Greendale to face the Bengals. SDMS Girls won 122-50 while the boys won 140-5. Individual Winners include: Bree Cleary 1 meter diving; Logan Burbrink 1 meter diving; Riley Reany 200 Freestyle, 50 Backstroke; Kyle Goodwin 200 Freestyle, 50 Butterfly; Henry Strotman 100 IM, 100 Freestyle; Aubree Popen 50 Freestyle, 50 Butterfly; Brayden Burbrink 50 Freestyle; Reagan Reany 400 Freestyle; Andrew Strotman 400 Freestyle; Issac Quick 50 Backstroke; Elle Jankovsky 50 Breaststroke; Ayden Ketchem 50 Breaststroke. SDMS won all 4 relays against Greendale. The AquaTrojans will have their 2nd road meet on Thursday Sept 5 as they travel South to visit the Squires from South Dearborn. Go AquaTrojans!!! Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.
A lone gunman on Friday morning terrorised and robbed a Corneila Ida, West Coast Demerara family of close to $800,000 in cash and other valuables, before escaping in a car belonging to the family. Jenny Bacchus, 42, told Guyana Times she and her 12-year-old daughter were at home when the tall, fair-skinned man barged into her home. She recalled that at the time she was speaking with her cousin on the telephone, and out of fear, she dropped the device.The perpetrator then told her if she complied he would not hurt her, but at the same time, he pointed a gun at them and began to tie them up with the phone cable.The woman said the perpetrator then ransacked the house. She said she attempted to get a glimpse of his face, but could not, since he had a hat pulled in his face.Whilst the perpetrator was searching the home, Bacchus’s cousin turned up to check on her and her child. He, too, was bound, and was subsequently relieved of his mobile phone and the jewellery he was wearing.The perpetrator then escaped with the car belonging to Bacchus’s cousin, a Toyota 212, which was later recovered in the vicinity of the Den Amstel Police Station.A report was made at the Leonora Police Station, and an investigation has been launched. No arrest has as yet been made.