Fine Foods Inc joins Yum! worldwide fight against hunger

first_img Share Staff members of Fine Foods Inc and the Dominica Infirmary making donation to the Infirmary this morningFine Foods Inc, franchise holder for the KFC and Pizza Hut Delivery brands in Dominica, has joined the World Hunger Relief effort initiated by franchisor YUM! Brands- With the local fundraising campaign set to run for the month of October and with 70% of the money raised benefiting local organizations Grotto Home and the Infirmary.The annual World Hunger Relief campaign of YUM! Brands is the world’s largest private sector hunger relief effort to raise awareness, volunteerism and funds to benefit the United Nation’s World Food Programme (WFP) and other hunger relief agencies. KFC and Pizza HUT Delivery are among five of YUM! Franchised Restaurants worldwide, which participate in the World Hunger Relief project.Since the project was launched in 2007, more than one million YUM! Employees, franchisees and their families have volunteered more than nine million hours to aid hunger relief efforts in communities worldwide. The effort has raised US$36 million for the WFP and other hunger relief organizations and is helping to provide approximately 160 million meals andsave the lives of about 4 million people in remote corners of the world where hunger is most prevalent.KFC’s own efforts toward hunger relief have been ongoing for most of its 5 years under Fine Foods Inc. This includes providing sustained feeding support to the Good Will Primary School Feeding program. KFC has also included support for community interests who regularly solicit assistance for meals for their fundraising efforts and community projects.At today’s (October 20th) announcement, Fine Foods Inc/KFC Marketing Manger Juliet Martin expressed gratification that YUM! has agreed for Fine Foods Inc/KFC Dominica to retain 70% of what is collected through the campaign, so that assistance could be provided for hunger relief projects in Dominica. Every person in Dominica can also make a contribution in the fight against hunger by visiting their local KFC and Pizza Hut Delivery restaurants, and making a cash donation during the month of October.In addition Fine Foods Inc will donate a sizable food hamper to 9 different organizations in Dominica who daily feed the less fortunate in our society. These organisations are: Grotto, Infirmary, Chances, Operation Youth Quake, House of Hope, Home for the Aging Portsmouth, Home for the Aging Mahaut, Alpha Centre, Goodwill Primary School’s Feed Program. Dominica’s own hunger issues have also been increasing in the current challenging economic climate.Press Release Tweet Sharing is caring! LocalNews Fine Foods Inc joins Yum! worldwide fight against hunger by: – October 20, 2011center_img Share Share 53 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

SB’s Assessing Sea Wall Damage

first_imgBy John BurtonSEA BRIGHT – The closing of part of Ocean Avenue for the better part of four days late last week has the mayor worried it could have exposed a potentially serious – and expensive – problem for the borough.With last weekend’s nor’easter bringing heavy rain and high winds, state and local law enforcement and local emergency management decided to close the northern portion of Ocean Avenue/ state Highway 36 when it flooded and created a potentially hazardous condition.North shore of Sea Bright.Ocean Avenue, from the entrance of the Capt. Azzolina Memorial Bridge in the north to Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge at the Route 520 intersection, was closed until Monday afternoon.Flooding has been a chronic problem for the small town running between the Atlantic Ocean and the Shrewsbury River. But what seems most troubling about this occurrence is that the road flooding appears to have been caused by breaches in the sea wall, running the length of highway.Last weekend’s storm coincided with higher than normal tides, and that stretch of sea wall is lower than it is in other parts of the town. “Basically, we had waves breaking on the highway for four days,” Mayor Dina Long said.The ocean “was coming through the sea wall, over the top of the sea wall, under the sea wall,” she said.It appears Super Storm Sandy in October caused several breaches in that stretch of sea wall, and its impact became even more apparent with the latest storm.Long was in contact with state Department of Envi­ron­­mental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin, who assigned a deputy commissioner “to expeditiously analyze the situation and come back with some recommendations,” interim borough administrator Joseph Verruni said.DEP engineers were on site Monday, Long said, along with state Department of Trans­portation (DOT) work crews that cleared debris and a considerable amount of sand that washed onto the roadway.DEP spokesman Bob Considine said Wednesday that the department was “still assessing” the situation.Long said that given the beating that section of wall took from Sandy, “it’s undermined in a couple of places.”The mayor said she would have to wait for the engineers’ report because knowing the extent of the damage and what that means for the long term.“It’s always an issue of who owns the sea wall,” and who is responsible when situations like this arise, Long said.In the past the state contributed most of the cost for repairing it. During the early 1990’s storm damage came with a substantial price tag attached, though Long did not know the cost. When the state took the lead on the repairs, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – which is conducting a beach replenishment project here – took the position it wasn’t its responsibility, Long said.That hasn’t prevented Sea Bright from applying to the corps’ Civil Works Program for assistance in repairing the wall following Sandy. Borough officials also have sought assistance for this and other projects from the Federal Emer­gency Management Agency (FEMA).She said, “We’re not having much luck with FEMA,” with the borough council decision last week to drop out of the agency’s Sheltering and Tem­porary Electric Power (STEP) program for resident assistance, contending it was overly complicated and the agency was slow to act.The sea wall was erected during the 1940s and ran parallel to tracks for the Central Jersey Railroad, which operated a commuter line through the area, Long said her research showed. The cost of the original construction was a three-way split among federal, state and local.The impacted section of Ocean Avenue is structurally sound. “We don’t foresee any issue with the roadway itself,” said DOT spokesman Tim Greeley.Now it’s a matter of waiting for the final analysis and determining how to address it – and hope for clear weather in the interim, Long said.“Obviously, I’m a little nervous about that,” she said.last_img read more

Kannibelles clean up on Raggedy Rollers in All-star exhibition action in Golden City

first_imgIt’s obvious from the final score the Kootenay Kannibelles are in mid-season form.The Kannibelles scored early, often before adding more points later en route to a 252-25 shellacking of the OSRD’s Raggedy Rollers Saturday in Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby action at the Rossland Arena.“The lopsided score is pretty simple — we vastly outplayed them from the first jam,” Kannibelles Bobbi “Beretta Lynch” Barbarich told The Nelson Daily.“Last year, (Raggedy Rollers) were quite similar to us in physicality. But this game proved our focus on strategy, in addition to our somewhat notorious fitness levels and ability to hit, is what is currently placing us in the top five western teams.”The game was the first of the all-star season for the Kannibelles, which hosts the Western Regionals June 15-17 at the NDCC in Nelson. Kootenay, which only defeated the Raggedy Rollers by 30 points last season, started strong and easily jumped to a 100-11 before coasting to the win in the second half.“We’re spending a lot of time on our defensive plays, locking out the opposing jammer, rather then focusing on the offence, which would be to help our jammer,” Barbarich said, asked what made the first game so dominant for the Kannibelles.The Kannibelles consist of players from the five West Kootenay Flat Track Roller Derby League — Rossland Gnarlies Angeles, Babes of Brutality of Salmo, the Killjoys and Lumber Jackies from Nelson, Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers, Slocan Valley Vendetas and Trail’s Bad New Betties.Saturday’s game was the lone home contest for Kootenay.However, the squad will get more chances to refine their game when the Kannibelles takes to the road.“We will travel to Vancouver at the end of May to prep for the (Western Regional) tournament,” Barbarich said.“We’re anticipating a top place finish, having won all four games this season, and losing only two last season,” she added.“This year we’re exceptionally determined to put the Kootenays at the forefront of Canadian derby (with a good showing at Westerns).”last_img read more

Meet the new Sheriff in town for the Leafs

first_imgThere’s a new sheriff in town patrolling the ice surface at the NDCC Arena.Instead of a shiny badge this sheriff wears a “C” on his jersey.His name is Colton Schell and promises bigger and better times ahead for the Green and White on his watch.“I feel this year will be a lot better than last year,” the 20-year-old New Westminster native said prior to stepping onto the ice this week.“I feel we’re going to be better a lot sooner than last year and challenge for the division because so far everyone’s getting along . . . we’re all friends and we all are eager to put in the hard work to be successful.”This is Schell’s third go-around with the Leafs. That veteran leadership played a big part in No. 18 getting the “C” on his jersey prior to the start of the current campaign.“We’re happy with Colton being our captain and we think he’s going to be a great leader,” Leaf skipper Frank Maida told The Nelson Daily.“This is (Schell’s) third season here, and being 20 (years old) and wanting to come back as a 20-year-old and Colton being a leader off the ice helped us make the final decision.”Fans have seen the Leaf franchise take a slide the past few seasons back to number 3 in the hotly contested Neil Murdoch Division behind Castlegar and Beaver Valley.During that period Nelson failed to get out of the first round of the playoffs, losing to both the Rebels and Hawks. A reason for the drop after Nelson dominated not only the division but also the league in the latter years of the last decade has been the lack of stability behind the bench.The unsteadiness at the coaching ranks only led to a less than cohesive dressing room.“We all have to come to the rink ready to play, not only in games but also at practice during the week,” Schell explained. “There was a lot of joking around in between periods and a lot of drama off the ice that affected the team.”“That has to, and has already, change this season,” added Schell, finishing the last season with 23 goals and 42 assists in 48 games.Schell also proved to be a feisty player, accumulating 92 minutes in penalties.Of course two games doesn’t make a season for any team.Especially when the team plays a four-game exhibition season that the coaching staff uses to get a good look a rookies on the team.“I feel we’re going to be better sooner than later,” Schell said, after Nelson opened the season gaining one of a possible four points during a two-game set against Castlegar – playing to a 5-5 tie Friday and losing 1-0 Saturday in the Sunflower City.“We’re starting the season with everyone getting along with each other really well. We all talk and there’s no little groups like there was last year which I feel is a must to have success in any league.”Those idiosyncrasies every player brings to the rink has will be put to the test when Nelson plays the next three games on the road, beginning Thursday in Grand Forks against the new-and-improved Bruins.After going through the entire season with only one victory, the Bruins got that monkey off their back on opening weekend after surprising the Beaver Valley Nitehawks 3-2 in overtime.No doubt the new sheriff of the Leafs has already told his mates to be ready.ICE CHIPS: The Leafs had left-winger Brendan Colter in camp on a tryout basis. Princeton Posse released the 6-foot winger after Colter scored nine times in 39 games for the Okanagan Division squad. No word from the coaching staff if Colter will see any action this weekend. . . .Coach Maida was non-committal on the injured players, including two defencemen, Blake Arcuri and Andy Miller. All players are listed as day-to-day. . . . Nelson travels to Creston Saturday and Beaver Valley September 28 before returning home to face the defending KIJHL champs Saturday, September 29.last_img read more

Belgium v Tunisia: Confirmed teams and radio commentary

first_img 10 amazing football facts you won’t believe are true 3 How can I listen?Click here to listen to our live commentary of the action as it happens on talkSPORT.Who are the key players?Belgium have a number of world class players but Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is crucial for them. The Belgian ace netted two goals against Panama and if he scores in today’s game he will become the nation’s top scorer in major tournaments. He has five goals, which is just one behind Jan Ceulemans.Despite not having the game he would have hoped for against England, Tunisia midfielder Wahbi Khazri has the ability to unlock defences and will hope he can make an impact when he takes to the field in Moscow.Confirmed teamsBelgium XI: Courtois, Alderweireld, Boyata, Vertonghen, Meunier, De Bruyne, Witsel, Carrasco, Mertens, Lukaku, Eden Hazard. Subs: Mignolet, Vermaelen, Kompany, Fellaini, Thorgan Hazard, Tielemans, Januzaj, Dembele, Batshuayi, Chadli, Dendoncker,Casteels.Tunisia XI: Ben Mustapha, Bronn, Syam Ben Youssef, Meriah, Maaloul, Khaoui, Skhiri, Sassi, Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, Khazri,Badri.Subs: Mathlouthi, Benalouane, Haddadi, Bedoui, Ben Amor, Khalil, Srarfi, Khalifa, Chaalali, Nagguez, Sliti.What does Group G look like ahead of the match? The game will be held at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow Belgium will hope to replicate their result against Panama in their opening Group G match when they take on Tunisia today.Roberto Martínez’s men beat the Central American team 3-0 on Monday despite a less than impressive performance. Stadiums revealed for 2026 World Cup in USA, Mexico and Canada LATEST WOLRD CUP NEWS German icon blames Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and another star for World Cup exit The Belgium team are preparing to face Tunisia in their second game of the tournament talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. ‘THEY FAILED’ Japan confirm Russia 2018 squad, including ex-Manchester United man World Cup 23 3 3 UNITED On the other hand, Tunisia’s World Cup dreams got off to a bad start after losing 2-1 to England – thanks to a late header by England skipper Harry Kane.When is Belgium v Tunisia?The match will take place on Saturday, June 23 and will kick off at 1pm UK time.The game will be played at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, which has a capacity of around 45,000.last_img read more

RED Announces Helium — An 8K Super 35mm Sensor

first_imgRED builds a breathtaking custom camera for Michael Bay. The BAYHEM features the company’s all new 8K Super 35mm sensor.Top image via RED/Jarred LandLeave it to Michael Bay to get the latest custom RED camera, one that looks a bit like a Transformer itself. The BAYHEM camera features an eye-popping lime green paint job — but its most impressive feature is an all-new RED sensor.Image: Michael Bay’s custom 8K Super 35mm RED Camera via Jarred Land The 8K super 35mm sensor has been nicknamed Helium, which is the first of a new 3.65 micron sensor line of cameras. The 8K super 35mm Helium will soon be available for WEAPON sensor upgrades, with plans for a new Epic-W using the new tech. Image: Michael Bay’s custom 8K Super 35mm RED Camera via Jarred LandAs many of you might have noticed, our new Helium 3.65 micron pixel is complete and ahead of schedule… WAY ahead of schedule. Helium’s first sensor is the 8K s35 build on a completely new sensor line and will be available to WEAPON customers in the coming months. (Or the coming weeks for those that know where to look.) Helium will take pressure off our DRAGON sensor lines and allow those lines to completely focus on RAVON and SCARLET-W sensors. — Jarred Land, President RED Digital CinemaHere’s a great look at the sensor tech matched up to RED’s other sensors and other popular film formats from Phil Holland via the RedUser forum.Image via PHFXCompared to the new 8K Vista Vision sensor being tested on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the Helium has much smaller and denser pixels. Guardians director James Gunn is on record expressing his excitement for the 8K Vista Vision because of the massive amount of data they could get for VFX heavy films.The large sensor size and super high resolution offered by the new WEAPON 8K, combined with its lightweight and compact size open up a whole range of new creative possibilities. — James GunnAs far as custom builds go, Bay isn’t the only one getting awesome cameras from RED. David Fincher recently scored the Alien-inspired RED Xenomorph for his Netflix original, Mindhunter.What are you thoughts on this new Michael Bay beast? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

Sergio Aguero hat-trick fires Manchester City to 3-1 win over Arsenal

first_imgSergio Aguero’s hat-trick led Manchester City to a 3-1 win over Arsenal on Sunday and back into second place in the Premier League, two points behind leaders Liverpool.The victory put the pressure on Liverpool ahead off their trip to West Ham United on Monday. Juergen Klopp’s side have 61 points with champions City on 59 and Tottenham Hotspur on 57.Aguero gave City the lead after 48 seconds with a stooping header after Aymeric Laporte had robbed Alex Iwobi and whipped in a cross.City were dominant but the Gunners got back on level terms in the 11th minute when Nacho Monreal flicked on a Lucas Torreira corner and defender Laurent Koscielny headed in from two yards out.Aguero struck again just before the break, tapping in a low cross from Raheem Sterling, who had combined well with Ilkay Gundogan in the build-up.City’s record scorer wrapped up the win with Sterling again the provider but as Aguero slid in to meet his low cross, the ball appeared to go in off his arm.It was Aguero’s 10th hat-trick in the Premier League, a record bettered only by Alan Shearer who scored 11. The Argentine striker has netted 20 goals in all competitions this season — the sixth straight campaign he has reached that tally.Also Watch:last_img read more

Allegri issues challenge to Higuain

first_imgJuventus Higuain challenged by Juventus boss Allegri following Argentina snub Matt Dorman Last updated 2 years ago 06:51 17/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Gonzalo Higuain - cropped Getty Images Juventus Sassuolo v Juventus Sassuolo Serie A The experienced striker should view his omission from the international fold as motivation to improve, according to his manager at club level Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has urged Gonzalo Higuain to prove a point to Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli by rediscovering top form at club level.The 68-time international was left out of the Albiceleste’s squad for next month’s final round of World Cup qualifiers despite the uncertainty surrounding their qualification chances.Sassuolo 6/1 to beat Juventus Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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 Higuain, who has netted twice in three Serie A matches this term, came in for criticism from Allegri for letting “his head drop” in the midweek Champions League loss at Barcelona.And the Bianconeri boss wants his star striker to prove his mettle against Sassuolo on Sunday.”He needs to be calm and play the way he knows how,” Allegri said at his pre-match press conference.”Not being called up by Argentina is a strong incentive for him to repeat last season’s performances and to improve, like all of us.”He played a very good first half at Camp Nou and I am expecting a great game from him [on Sunday].”RT if you can’t wait for the weekend’s action #SassuoloJuve #ForzaJuve— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) September 15, 2017Higuain will be joined in attack by compatriot Paulo Dybala, who is set to play his 100th match for the club at the Citta del Tricolore.Allegri also confirmed rugged defender Giorgio Chiellini will return from an ankle injury as Juve look to continue their perfect start to the league season.last_img read more

10 months agoWest Ham to issue lifetime ban to supporter for Deeney incident

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say West Ham to issue lifetime ban to supporter for Deeney incidentby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham United are set to ban a supporter for life from their stadium.The Hammers are furious at a fan who tossed a coffee cup at Troy Deeney when they lost 2-0 to Watford.Deeney is the Watford skipper and he had the cup thrown at him when he celebrated the penalty that gave his side the opening goal.A West Ham statement read: “The Club is aware of the incident and will be working to identify the offender.”In line with our zero tolerance approach, anyone identified will have their details passed to the police and will face a lifetime ban from London Stadium.”There is no place for this kind of behaviour at our stadium.”An FA spokesperson added: “The referee (Lee Mason) has reported the incident and we will be looking into it.” last_img read more

a month agoLiverpool striker Brewster: Sturridge departure helps me

first_imgLiverpool striker Brewster: Sturridge departure helps meby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool striker Rhian Brewster admits he feels he has a better first team chance with Daniel Sturridge’s departure.Sturridge left Anfield for Trabzonspor this summer after his contract expired, leaving the Reds a striker short.Klopp opted against signing a replacement, and Brewster sees this as an obvious boost to his chances and proof his opportunity is around the corner.”One less striker gives you more opportunity to break into the first team, so of course, Sturridge going there is more opportunity for me to play,” he told the Mirror.”You look at every single signing and Klopp not signing another striker, it seems he has faith in me to do a job as well.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more