Hethertons raises £750 for Cumbrian charities

first_imgHethertons, the Carlise-based bread brand, has raised £750 for three different Cumbrian charities.The brand, which is owned by Coulton’s Bread and is led by managing director Howard Hunter, has donated 5p per loaf sold in the county in recent weeks.Hunter has since hit the road to deliver three cheques to the value of £250 each for Jigsaw Eden Valley Hospice, Durdar, The Bendrigg Trust in Kendal and Eden Carers from Penrith.Hunter told British Baker: “I have decided to donate the 5p off every Hethertons-Original to help charities in Cumbria because the work and support that charities and their local volunteers offer is fantastic. And most of the time they have to raise the money themselves to do this work to help make our lives better.“I also have a nephew who is brain damaged and in a wheel chair after being knocked down 4 years ago when he was just 16. Our staff all live in and around Carlisle and I wanted to put some money back into the community.”last_img read more

‘Harpua’ From Missing 1992 Phish Recording Surfaces On YouTube [Listen]

first_imgAs Phish grew in popularity, the band began adopting a similar principle to show recordings as their jam predecessors, the Grateful Dead. Phish allowed their fans to tape the shows, and soon these tapes took on their own life in creating and supporting the band’s loyal fan base.While most of the shows from the early 1990’s have been preserved this way, there was interestingly one set from a 1992 spring tour that was always missing. Phish played a show on April 4th, 1992 at University of Colorado in Boulder, hitting C.U.’s Balch Fieldhouse and treating fans to a classic performance. Subsequently, the second set from that performance had been lost for years.Though the full set has yet to re-surface, a new post on YouTube has given us some hope. The recording of “Harpua” from this 4/4/92 show has just surfaced, complete with some serious antics from the band we all know and love. Listen in to this great footage, courtesy of GeoffGeoffYGeoff.[H/T JamBase – Big props to ScottyB for finding this!!]last_img read more

Melvin Seals, Oteil Burbridge, John Kadlecik Announce ‘A Merry Jerry Christmas’ Holiday Concert

first_imgDeadheads around the Pomona, California area will get the chance to take in a night full of Jerry Garcia music next month, when “A Merry Jerry Christmas” takes place at The Fox Theater on Sunday, December 16th. The one-night music event will feature music from Garcia’s career in the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band, as played by some of the late guitarist’s old bandmates and prominent names from throughout today’s jam scene in hopes of spreading plenty of holiday cheer.Scheduled performers for the mid-December concert event include Jerry Garcia Band’s Melvin Seals, Dead & Company/Allman Brothers bassist Oteil Burbridge, John Kadlecik of Furthur/Dark Star Orchestra, and more special guests. The night’s schedule will also include a pair of “very special performances” courtesy of local jam band The Higgs, and the Los Angeles-based Grateful Dead tribute band, Cubensis. Proceeds from the Merry Jerry event will be going to benefit Story Book Adventure, a local organization which brings both music and literacy education to kids around the Inland Empire metropolitan area located east of Los Angeles.Some of the above-mentioned musicians have been coming together quite frequently over the past few years, much to the delight of Jerry’s fans. Oteil Burbridge and Melvin Seals were just a few of the big names who performed as the Jerry Garcia Birthday Band during two nights of music at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Colorado this past summer in celebration of the legendary musician. Burbridge and Seals will also be teaming up again early next year for the “Like A Road Leading Home: Celebrating Jerry Garcia” concert at San Francisco’s Warfield on January 11th and 12th. Until then, fans can re-educate themselves on the life and spirit of Jerry Garcia with these 15 defining interviews from the famous guitarist.Tickets for the holiday event are on sale now.last_img read more

Renato Tagiuri, HBS professor emeritus, 91

first_imgRenato Tagiuri, professor of social sciences in business administration emeritus at Harvard Business School (HBS) and a renowned expert on interpersonal relations and the human aspects of management as well as a pioneer in the field of family businesses, died on April 15. He was 91.A member of the Harvard faculty since 1952, Tagiuri became a professor at HBS in 1957, where he spent the next three decades teaching in the School’s executive education programs, first in the advanced management program for senior executives and then in the owner/president management program for entrepreneurs and leaders of family-owned organizations. An influential scholar and superb teacher, he left the active faculty in 1986, but continued to write, lecture, and consult long after his retirement.“Ron Tagiuri was blessed with a great mind that he used relentlessly to explain complicated, indeed messy, problems involving people, relationships, and organizations,” said senior lecturer John Davis, faculty chair of the School’s families in business program and a longtime colleague of Tagiuri. “He provided orderly, constructive approaches to managing these challenges. His ability to do this so fluidly has much to do with the fact that he deeply understood human psychology and tackled problems like the exacting engineer he was.”A memorial service is planned for later in the spring. To read the full obituary.last_img read more

Genius Sports wins DK Injunction against FirstPlay for staff poaching & IP encroachment

first_img Scott Longley – Confusion reigns over FDC’s second betting rights deal July 14, 2020 888 calls for Betgenius sportsbook makeover June 25, 2020 Related Articles Share Share StumbleUpon Submit Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 Genius Sports has won a Danish injunction order against rival data supplier FirstPlay A/S related to the duplication of its business model, poaching of staff and theft of business-sensitive information.The Copenhagen filed injunction accused FirstPlay of unethical business practices, poaching Genius Sports talent to acquire IP secrets and further business-sensitive data in order to establish a new sports data enterprise.The Copenhagen court had been asked to preside over whether FirstPlay had purposely targeted poaching Genius Sports staff based in Sofia (Bulgaria) working in the firm’s data processing centre.During 2018, Genius Sports had expanded its Sofia systems capacity by acquiring ‘InPlay Sports Data’ – a unit it believes was purposely targeted by FirstPlay seeking to poach staff in order to secure sensitive business information related to its sports portfolio and pricing models.Genius Sports backed its accusations by presenting emails sent to its Sofia staff seeking ‘knowledge of trade secrets/business-related sensitive data’.Ruling in favour of Genius Sports, the Copenhagen court judged that FirstPlay’s actions had deliberately resulted in a ‘talent drain’, breaching the business code of the Danish Marketing Practices Act.As a result, the Copenhagen court deems that FirstPlay a Denmark registered enterprise cannot ‘directly or indirectly to carry on activities that involve collection, processing and distribution of sports data’ for a period of 18-months.Genius Sports has praised the court’s judgement detailing the result as a vindication for ‘ethical business practices’ and transparency of services. Furthermore, the sports data supplier has confirmed that it will undertake similar court injunction proceedings against FirstPlay within Bulgarian courts.Meanwhile, FirstPlay management has confirmed that it will launch an appeal against the injunction which it believes is unnecessary and overstated as only six employees had been recruited from Genius Sports.last_img read more


first_imgA former long- time partner in one of Sioux City’s iconic hot dog restaurants has passed away.Constantinos “Gus” Demetroulis died Wednesday in Iowa City at the age of 78.Demetroulis came to America from Greece in 1956.He washed dishes at one hot dog restaurant before he and his cousin Tom Eilades purchased the Old Milwaukee Wiener House in 1960… a business that has been serving Sioux City hot dog lovers for nearly a century.Demetroulis retired from the business in 2004.Funeral arrangements are pending at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.last_img read more

Atlas fires Profe Cruz after slow start

first_imgAtlas Atlas fires coach Jose “Profe” Cruz after slow start to Liga MX Clausura Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon 01:08 1/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Jose Profe Cruz Atlas Hector Guerrero Atlas Liga MX Pumas v Atlas The 50-year-old is no longer in charge of Los Zorros after a rough start to the tournament with the potential of relegation still looming Just two matches into the season, Atlas has decided it needs to go in a different direction.The Guadalajara club fired manager Jose Guadalupe Cruz on Monday night, electing to seek a new man in charge after losing its first two games of the Clausura.”The Atlas FC directors determined Monday to conclude the working relationship with el Profesor Jose Guadalupe Cruz, who arrived to the Rojinegros position in the Apertura 2016 tournament,” a club statement read. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Cruz took Los Zorros to back-to-back Liguillas in the previous two tournaments and both times saw his team eliminated by an eventual finalist at the quarterfinal stage. When taking November’s defeat to Monterrey into account, though, Atlas has lost its last five contests in all competitions. That includes two losses to start the season, a 2-1 home defeat against Club Leon and Sunday’s 3-1 loss against Pumas.There is not much room for error at Atlas. Despite fears subsiding somewhat thanks to an 11-point cushion over last-place Veracruz, the team still is in the fight against relegation. Missing out on the chance at more points in the Clausura not only increases the risk Atlas would get sent down but also puts it in a worse position in future tournaments, with Liga MX’s relegation system sending one team down based on the previous six short tournaments.”Our directors will begin formal conversations about the hiring of a new Rojinegro coach, staying with Gerardo Espinoza Ahumada as the interim coach of the first team,” the release read. Espinoza is a “homegrown Rojinegro who knows the club’s philosophy to perfection, who participated as the assistant coach of the first team in the Apertura 2016 and currently was working as coach of the Under-20 team.”Atlas is the first team to make a change during this tournament in a league infamous for in-season managerial switches. In the Apertura, seven of the 18 teams in Liga MX hired new managers.Espinoza first takes Atlas into Friday’s home match against Toluca at the Estadio Jalisco before the club resumes Copa MX play during the week.last_img read more

Video: Urban Meyer Calls Out NJ Recruit For Not Making Eye Contact With Him

first_imgmeyer calls out campermeyer calls out camperWhen Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer is speaking, you better have your eyes on him. Thursday, Meyer spoke briefly at a satellite camp in New Jersey, giving recruits advice on how to conduct themselves in front of coaches to impress them. Meyer wasn’t thrilled with one camper, who he claims was “looking all over the place” while he was talking.Here’s video, via NUC Sports. Meyer also pitcher his program, boasting about the team’s 50-4 record the past few years and its impressive NFL Draft. Meyer is one of the most respected coaches in the nation, so the players would be wise to listen.last_img read more

General Motors product development chief named president

first_imgDETROIT — General Motors has promoted product development chief Mark Reuss (Royce) to company president.The longtime GM engineer replaces Dan Ammann, who is now CEO of GM’s autonomous vehicle unit called Cruise Automation.Reuss will continue to lead product development and the Cadillac luxury brand, which he took on last year. In his new job, he’ll also head the company’s quality organization.Reuss has been with the company for his entire career starting as an intern in 1983. In the past he has run operations in North America and Australia as well as GM’s engineering unit.GM says he has been leading a transformation of the company’s product development workforce to improve quality and speed up bringing new vehicles to market.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Treasury chief No sanctions relief for Russian oligarch

first_imgWASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin plans to tell lawmakers in a classified briefing Thursday that the Trump administration will keep strict U.S. sanctions on the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska and any companies he owns.In one of Democrats’ first oversight moves as the new majority in the House, seven committee chairmen wrote to Mnuchin on Tuesday and asked him to explain by the end of the week why the U.S. decided to ease sanctions on three companies linked to Deripaska. Democrats have promised to scrutinize President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.Mnuchin responded swiftly, agreeing to provide the briefing just two days later.The Democrats are asking about a December announcement that the U.S. would lift sanctions on the three companies — the aluminum manufacturing giant Rusal, EN+ Group and the Russian power company JSC EuroSibEnergo. EN+ Group is a holding company that owns nearly 50 per cent of Rusal.In the letter, the Democrats said the sanctions deal appears to allow Deripaska to keep “significant ownership” of one of the companies.But Treasury maintains that Deripaska will remain blacklisted as part of sanctions that targeted tycoons close to the Kremlin. It says the companies have committed to diminish Deripaska’s ownership and sever his control.In a statement released ahead of the briefing, Mnuchin reiterated that Deripaska remains under sanctions, “his property and interests remain blocked, and any companies he controls are also sanctioned.” The three companies were originally targeted because they were owned or majority-controlled by Deripaska.“These entities are undergoing significant restructuring and governance changes that sever Deripaska’s control and significantly diminish his ownership,” Mnuchin said in the statement. “They have committed to provide Treasury with an unprecedented level of transparency into their dealings to ensure that Deripaska does not reassert control. As a result, these entities will no longer be designated for sanctions.”He said if the companies fail to comply with the terms, they could face the re-imposition of sanctions.“One of the goals of sanctions is to change behaviour, and the proposed delistings of companies that Deripaska will no longer control show that sanctions can result in positive change,” Mnuchin said.The letter to Mnuchin was signed by House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass.; House Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif.; House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y.; House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md.; House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y.; and House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss.Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Presslast_img read more