first_img’Good grains’ and ’naturality’ are among the 10 key trends in food, nutrition and health for 2012, according to a new report by New Nutrition Business (NNB).The firm, which offers strategic advice to the food and drink industry, said the number one trend is ’naturality’ a trend that is powering successful innovations. “In most Western markets the descriptor ’natural’ is becoming a basic consumer requirement for the ingredients on the label of any brand, even those without an overt health position,” said NNB. The third trend on the list was ’digestive health’, which the firm said has developed into an enduring success story, while weight management came in at number five. NNB said it is the underlying aim of most consumers’ decisions about healthy eating, even if it is not overtly expressed.And finally, coming in at number 10, was ’good grains’. “Set for growth, grains benefit from a consumer perception of being ’all-natural’ and least-processed,” said NNB.The other trends in the top 10 were energy (key trend number two); ’feel the benefit’ (number four) a powerful marketing tool if a product can deliver a benefit that the consumer can quickly see or feel; movement (joints) which was placed at sixth in the table; senior nutrition (number seven); fruit and vegetables (number eight); and dairy (number nine).last_img read more

first_imgBeloved Grateful Dead tribute Gratefully Yours continues to impress with their tried and true interpretations of the Dead’s classics. Back in March, the band celebrated drummer/percussionist Noah Lehrman’s birthday with an all-out party at the Rongovian Embassy in Trumansburg, NY, jamming out in style for a great evening of music.Thanks to Lehrman, we can look back at that show with video footage of “The Music Never Stopped” and “Not Fade Away.” Watch the two jams below.The Music Never StoppedNot Fade AwayLehrman returns to the NY area for a performance with TeeVoY, an acoustic Phish trio featuring members of Sprocket and S.U.B. With that band opening up for Dead Set, a group featuring members of the Trey Anastasio Band, moe. and more, it should be a great night for live music. It all goes down this Saturday, June 4th, at the Rongovian Embassy. More info here.last_img read more

first_imgPeep some fall foliage via cycling the Blue Ridge Parkway As we make our way into mid to late October, the visual evidence of the changing season is hard to ignore. For some, autumn is just a ‘shoulder season’ between summer and winter riding; but for others, autumn is what they look forward to all year. The beauty of the Southern Appalachian Mountains is only enhanced by the delicate palette Mother Nature pulls out during that fleeting moment in fall. Like she is sorry to take it all away come winter so she gives us one last fireworks show.Even if you aren’t particularly enamored by the colors of seasonal transition, take advantage of the cool weather and low humidity by getting up into the higher elevations. The best, albeit not the easiest, way to do this is by taking a cycling tour on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Luckily, there is now a Blue Ridge Parkway Travel Guide app for iPhone and Android phones.The best elevations for fall color likely will be in the 2,000-4,000 range, but even if you are looking down on it, the leaves will still be spectacular wherever you are. Just driving on the Parkway and stopping at the pullouts would get you an eyeful, but getting in the saddle to ride up is much more satisfying. Two of the best sections to ride at the southern end of the BRP are between Black Balsam and the Parkway’s highest point at Richland Balsam or the engineering marvel of the Linn Cove Viaduct coming out of Blowing Rock. Both provide sweeping panoramas and are less strenuous than other quad-busting sections.View Weekend Cycling BRP in a larger maplast_img read more

first_img August 15, 2004 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Ad Task Force moves toward drafting rules Senior Editor A rule that would require criminal defense lawyers to wait 30 days before direct mailing potential clients is being considered by the Bar’s Advertising Task Force 2004.The group has also begun discussions on whether the Bar can require advertising attorneys to submit their ads to the Bar for review before they are published or aired.The task force met by teleconference July 26 and began discussion on 22 “questions” designed to help the group begin formulating its recommendations.One of the most controversial was the query on whether the Bar should extend its 30-day ban on direct mail solicitations in personal injury cases to all such mailings in criminal cases.Task force members reached no consensus, but agreed to ask Bar staff to draft such a rule amendment for consideration at the group’s next meeting, September 9, during the Bar’s General Meeting in Tampa.Pensacola attorney David Sellers said defendants are arraigned shortly after an arrest and will need the help of an attorney to protect their rights. “People don’t understand what goes on in a case,” he said.But Tallahassee attorney Hal Lewis disagreed. “They have already been told they have a right to counsel,” he said. “How does getting a letter in any way assist you? You already know you need a lawyer.”Added Bar Board of Governors member Robert Rush, “If you read the [rule] comment that prohibits direct mail solicitation for personal injury, it also applies to criminal cases.”After several minutes of vigorous discussion, Chair Manny Morales noted that an agreement was unlikely that day, and asked staff to draw up a rule change for consideration next month.The matter of reviewing ads before they are published or broadcast was the last item discussed by the task force, which ran out of time before reaching any conclusions. Reviewing ads before publication was one of the specific items that Bar President Kelly Overstreet Johnson asked the task force to look at when it was created earlier this year.Current Bar rules require members to file ads that must be reviewed no later than concurrently with the first publication or broadcast. Morales asked members for their views on an amendment that would require ads to be filed 30 days before their debut. Under that scheme, the Bar would have 30 days to review the ad or the ad would be deemed approved and the advertising lawyer would be immune from prosecution for violating ad rules. Similarly, if Bar staff okayed the ad during the 30-day period, the lawyer would be immune from prosecution if a rule violation was discovered later.Some task force members liked the idea, while others said it raised constitutional issues.“I don’t think we should have prior review of any ad,” said Tampa attorney Shane Munoz. “We’re inviting a constitutional challenge that we’re going to lose.”Added Tampa attorney Bill Wagner, “I’m very concerned about any prior approval, unless you are going to completely ban television advertising, which is okay with me.”He said while thousands of ads would be subject to prior restraint, only a few violation would be caught that way.Others called for continuing the present policy of having lawyers agree to have their ads screened before publication when they settle an advertising grievance case, and having severe penalties for major, nontechnical violations of advertising rules.Morales then proposed a two-tiered system. One part would be voluntary, where lawyers would submit ads 30 days before airing or publications, with the same conditions as his original suggestion. Lawyers who didn’t want to use that option would use the current system, with concurrent submission, but with no immunity if a rule violation is discovered by staff or a later review.The meeting ended before that idea received much discussion.Ad Task Force tacles other issues Other issues discussed by the Advertising Task Force at its recent meeting included:• By a 9-7 vote said they would recommend keeping the requirement that in print ads lawyers list a “bona fide” local office.• Agreed that a wide variety of images could be included in ads that fall under the “safe harbor” provisions in the rules, which do not require a review by Bar staff before publications. Those include such things at the Statue of Liberty, the American eagle, diplomas, pictures on the inside or outside of courthouses, unadorned law books, diplomas, and common religious symbols.• Agreed to remove a rule that requires lawyers who advertise solely to get cases that they will refer to other firms to state in their ads that the cases will be referred. Members said they don’t want to discourage a referral when a lawyer gets a case he or she isn’t qualified to handle, but they are concerned that some lawyers basically act only as referral agencies with little or no service to clients. But they couldn’t agree on language to accomplish that. “I’d rather have something to govern the brokers than nothing,” said Hal Lewis, one of four members who opposed changing the rule. “That really is leaving the public unprotected.”• Agreed there is no need to seek regulations on information provided by lawyers at the request of potential clients.• Advocated changing the requirement in print ads that required information — such as the hiring disclaimer, phone numbers, and office address — be in type at least one fourth the size of the largest type in the ad. Task force members said the size requirement should be dropped in favor of providing that such information should be legible. They also said the hiring disclosure should be eliminated because it probably doesn’t provide much real help to consumers.• Discussed defining “prior professional relationship” in the solicitation rule, which allows that the direct solicitation prohibition does not apply to family members or someone with whom the lawyer has had a “prior professional relationship.” Morales said the goal is to prevent lawyers from “ambulance chasing” but not to discourage them from holding education seminars and the like for the public and answering questions at such gatherings. Assistant Attorney General Linzie Bogan noted that if “prior professional relationship” is interpreted loosely, he could claim that he represents and has a relationship with every person in the state, and consequently has the right to directly solicit them, should he enter private practice.Issues yet to be discussed by the task force include addressing what, if any, regulations are needed on e-mail, Web pages, Internet pop-up ads, and other such online communications; regulations on lawyer referral services; and whether regulations on TV and radio ads should continue to be different from print media.center_img Ad Task Force moves forward drafting rules, other issueslast_img read more

first_imgThe contest is open to all middle and high-school students in Broome and Tioga counties. Prizes of $150, $100 and $75 will be awarded. (WBNG) — The Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier (MHAST) is holding a T-shirt design contest to promote mental-health awareness and suicide prevention. All designs must be submitted to www.mhast.org by April 10 at 11:59 p.m. “Being confined to home can cause extra anxiety and stress, not only for adults, but for our youth as well,” said Executive Director at MHAST Keith Leahey. For more information, click here. “If we can channel some of their energy into thinking about mental wellness and messages to educate others on suicide awareness and prevention, we can foster open and honest conversations,” he says. The mental health association says it hopes the contest will be a positive distraction for students that are at home due to coronavirus concerns.last_img read more

first_imgThe pandemic, however, isn’t the only hardship Bronson is dealing with, she’s also fighting cancer. “They love knowing that the support is there for them, and that people do care, and they’re just excited, they’re excited that people haven’t forgotten about them,” she said. Bronson organized gifts at several BOCES meal pick-up sites in the Union-Endicott district. “If it wasn’t for these schools feeding our children, who knows where we’d be?” Bronson explained. A feeling echoed by employee Tina Robinson, saying, “I really appreciate that people take the time to appreciate us.” “Being a single mom is not easy, and it makes it a little bit easier knowing that I can get food for my son,” she explained. A day that brought joy not just to others, but her, too, “it feels really good to give back.” For Bronson, the help of the food service workers even brings a tear to her eye.center_img Jessica Bronson’s son is wrapping up an unusual 9th grade year at Union-Endicott High School along with many others. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — One Union-Endicott mother organized a major thank you Monday for food service workers in her son’s school district. In the midst of the coronavirus chaos, however, she wanted to show her appreciation for the Union-Endicott food service employees who work each week to feed children through the BOCES meal program. However, her diagnosis didn’t stop her from organizing a a whole menu of gifts for employees from the community including food, flowers, gift cards and dozens of encouraging signs. She hopes other district communities catch on to her idea. Longtime district employee Josie Henningsen says for her staff, it’s really nice to be noticed.last_img read more

first_imgYou can meet with employers about job openings at no cost. Attendees will be asked to wear a masks and remain socially distance. (WBNG) — The Broome-Tioga Workforce is holding a drive-thru job fair Wednesday. The job fair will be held at the Broome County Career and Community Services center in the Oakdale Mall from 2 to 6 p.m. Reading this on our news app? Click here!center_img DICK’s Sporting Goods Distribution CenterExpress Employment ProfessionalsWillow Runs FoodsRaymond CorpPlumber’s & PipefittersAccess UnlimitedFinishing Tradessouthern Tier PlasticsArmy National GuardMirabitoRemedy StaffingLowes Home ImprovementUHSHCALourdesInterim CareWillow Point Nursing HomeUnited Methodist HomesThe Hearth at Castle GardensGood ShepherdVisions FCUPaper Alternative SolutionseniEvolution ConsultingWBNGAlorica STCR The following businesses will be there:last_img read more

first_img Press Association The 22-year-old’s wages are not thought to be a problematic issue ahead of a switch to Villa Park and it is understood he should sign a five-year deal after flying into Birmingham on Monday. Spain Under-21 international Gil, who plays as an attacking midfielder, came through the Valencia ranks and spent two years on loan at Elche before returning to the Mestalla at the start of this season. Villa have scored just 11 goals in 21 Barclays Premier League games – the lowest total in England’s top four divisions – and lost 1-0 at Leicester on Saturday to draw their fourth straight blank. Afterwards, boss Paul Lambert, who has been linked with a move for Manchester City’s Scott Sinclair, confirmed his desire to add more flair to his squad. Lambert said: “We have to keep working hard, we need a bit more creativity. That’s the only thing that is lacking from us. That’s the disappointing thing. “Money certainly helps but we will work within our way of working. Whether people cost £9million or not you have to get the best out of it. “Randy (Lerner, chairman) has been really good, we talk every couple of days. No doubt we will have chats after the weekend.” Aston Villa are closing in on the signing of Carles Gil from Valencia.center_img The club are expected to complete a deal for the attacker as their need for creativity grows. Press Association Sport understands Valencia valued Gil around £6million but Villa have negotiated over the fee as they did not want to pay over £4million. last_img read more

first_img “The amount of balls we put into the box, a little deflection would have suited us, but unfortunately they got it.” Ireland head into September’s double-header against Gibraltar and Georgia knowing their qualification hopes have been dealt a significant blow, but one which in Coleman’s eyes at least, is not yet fatal. He said: “We’re still two points behind Scotland, but we were very disappointed in there. But Scotland have a couple of tough games coming up, we have tough games coming up – we have just got to look at the next game. “We’ll look forward to September and try to win them. I know they are cliched answers you are getting from me, but we can’t give up on this group and I think we are still in it. “Obviously three points would have been a lot better than one. A lot of people said it was must-win, but we won’t give up hope just yet.” Asked what O’Neill’s reaction had been in the dressing room afterwards, Everton full-back Coleman said: “Like everyone else, he’s disappointed, as you can imagine, any manager’s reaction straight after that. “We were going to keep it tight and then we concede 45 seconds in, so we got a bit of a slap on the wrist for that, and rightly so. “As professional players, that shouldn’t be happening 45 seconds into the second half. We have to take that on the chin. You can do all the stuff on the training ground you want, but you can’t really let that happen so early in the second half.” Maloney’s early second-half strike cancelled out Jon Walters’ 38th-minute opener which had given Ireland a deserved lead, and frontman Daryl Murphy was unable to cap a fine individual display with the goal his efforts deserved despite being presented with a series of passable opportunities. The Republic were ultimately frustrated as a game they desperately needed to win – and probably should have won – ended all-square. Coleman said: “To have all your hard work in the first half undone very, very early in the second half is massively disappointing, and it’s hard to take. It feels like a defeat, to be honest. “Obviously it’s not a good start, conceding so early in the half – that was poor from our point of view – and then the normal reaction after conceding so early is that they are going to be on top for a little bit. “But we did ride it out a little bit and Murph had a great chance, and it would have been great to make it 2-1. Robbie [Brady] played some great balls into the box a few times and we peppered their goal, and they just got that little bit of luck that we didn’t. Press Association Coleman and his team-mates had to make do with a point from their Group D showdown with Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday evening as they were caught with a sucker punch two minutes after the restart which handed the visitors a 1-1 draw they barely deserved. To manager Martin O’Neill’s horror, Scottish midfielder Shaun Maloney, who scored the only goal in the reverse fixture in Glasgow in November, was allowed to play a one-two on the edge of the penalty area and fire home an equaliser off luckless defender John O’Shea. Seamus Coleman has admitted the Republic of Ireland must learn from their mistakes if they are to keep alive their hopes of making it to the Euro 2016 finals. last_img read more

first_img Press Association Lancaster is under pressure after England were dumped out of the World Cup at the pool stages, but Schmidt rejected any links. “I don’t know where that’s come from at all,” he said. “Externally I’d be a fan of Stuart Lancaster as a person and what he’s trying to build there. “If we’d lost last weekend it could be someone else being propositioned for my job. “Stuart is a first-class character. “I certainly wouldn’t be going after his job.” Ireland boss Joe Schmidt has moved to downplay rumours he could replace Stuart Lancaster as England’s head coach. center_img Reports in France claimed the Rugby Football Union (RFU) has installed Schmidt as its top target to replace embattled England boss Lancaster. Ireland’s Kiwi boss rejected the rumours, though, claiming not to be chasing the top role with England. last_img read more