Bayern chief Lewandowski 100 staying

first_imgBayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has insisted that Robert Lewandowski is going nowhere and that he is 100% certain of thatThe Polish international has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid for the start of next season and is reportedly keen on the move, in a bid to win that elusive Champions League title.But Rummenigge has denied that any such move move is on the table and has made a bet that Lewandowski will remain at the Allianz Arena for next season to express his confidence on the matter.Asked about the Robert Lewandowski speculation, Rummenigge tells kicker “It’s well known that I like to make a bet every now and again. I’ll take the bet that Robert is 100% playing for Bayern Munich next season.” https://t.co/kMr9bGlb0wrb leipzig, bayern munichReport: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…— Mark Lovell (@LovellLowdown) 25 March 2018Lewandowski has been strongly linked with a move to the Spanish capital for the past few seasons after a strong spell at Bayern, which has seen the 29 year-old score an impressive 32 goals in 37 appearances this season.last_img read more

Inter brings food and football to Venezuela

first_imgThe Italian Lega Serie A club is teaching children to play the sport in the South American country while also feeding themThe current situation in Venezuela is critical.The country is suffering in all aspects of daily life, with people not having food to feed their families.But Italian Lega Serie A giants Internazionale Milan have done their part with their sport and education program Inter Campus.In a press release by the team, Inter has informed that they are helping many children.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“Two football training sessions are held every week, with three instructors dedicating their afternoons to coaching the children in the heart of the Petare slum,” said the team on the official website.“Then add the magic of receiving the Nerazzurri shirt every year and feeling part of a group by putting it on – everything is now set for a year of sport and education with Inter Campus.”“Thanks to our local partners, we have been able to guarantee each child a warm meal at the end of every training session,” they added.“250 meals are being supplied every week, with the children having the opportunity to consume pasta, legumes and fruit and vegetables, things which are often missing from Venezuelans’ diets.”last_img read more

FEMA Specialists Offer Rebuilding Tips in Soldotna Seward

first_imgThe extension means survivors now have until May 31, to submit their application to FEMA or the Small Business Administration. The initial registration period would have ended on April 1. Governor Mike Dunleavy’s request to extend the disaster assistance registration period for individuals or households impacted by the November 30 Cook Inlet Earthquake was approved by FEMA. Representatives with FEMA will be at both locations of Spenards Builders Supply starting on April 29 through May 4. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) specialists are on hand in both Soldotna and Seward to offer rebuilding tips for those impacted by the November 30 Earthquake.center_img FEMA will be hosting similar workshops in Anchorage and Wasilla. The specialists will also offer home improvement tips and share proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from a disaster. Most of the information and free publications are aimed at general contractors and those willing to take on do-it-yourself projects. Jack Heesch with FEMA: “They are there to provide folks who are homeowners or renters information about how to better be prepared for the eventuality of some kind of disasters. We are focused on earthquakes, but also on floods and other things that could affect residents of the Kenai Peninsula.” last_img read more

Time Out Crafts Bespoke Multiplatform Sponsorship Campaign Behind Annual Bar Awards

first_imgHarnessing the full range of its platforms and channels, Time Out built an intricate campaign for its Bar Awards sponsor, spanning seven cities.The third annual Bar Awards, presented through a paid partnership with William Grant & Sons, makers of Hendrick’s Gin and Glenfiddich Whisky, provides the distillers with a multi-channel, 10-week-long, B2B campaign, in order to produce the seven-city-spanning awards across the company’s many platforms and through live events for bar professionals and the brand’s audience.The North American Bar Awards, taking place in New York City, Miami, Philadelphia, Chicago, Austin, Los Angeles and San Fransisco, were launched to “help position the brand as an authority and key partner in each city’s bar scene amongst owners, local experts, bartenders,” according to Christine Petersen, CEO of Time Out Digital. According to Petersen, its partners wanted to take advantage of the sponsorship opportunity again after the successes it saw with the Bar Awards last year. Both Time Out and William Grant & Sons looked at factors like making industry connections, attendance of live events—including gaging the energy and camaraderie of attendees—media coverage, and social media coverage, to measure their successes compared to the previous year’s engagement. Time Out confirmed that all of their goals in these categories were met or exceeded last year and have been hit or exceeded so far this year.  The campaign is rooted in digital, video, social, CRM, print and live events in each city, and relies on the sponsor’s active involvement in each of these areas, though the planning and prep of the campaign is turn-key for the distillers and is the collective responsibility for Time Out’s various teams.Petersen says that the planning process began six weeks before the first event and focused on integrating digital platforms—areas where the Time Out audience is notably engaged—including on social media and in video.“William Grant & Sons will be receiving five pieces of custom video content, produced in-house by the Time Out Creative Solutions team,” says Petersen. The content ranges from celebrating the winning Bars of the Year to featuring different bartenders who answer questions about their profession or their bars’ signature cocktails, all highlighting the spirits from the sponsor’s distillery.Outside of digital promotion, the key element of the campaign is the live events which tie in the sponsor by connecting them with the local bar communities and professionals across the various cities. “William Grant & Sons looks to put their brand in hand via event product sampling, showcasing their premium liquor portfolio to new potential clients, and rewarding their top accounts for their business,” says Petersen.William Grant & Sons’s campaign involved the company’s direct participation in each of the cities’ live events as well, including the exclusive use of the distiller’s liquor at each of the events and sponsoring two of the awards, Bar of the Year and Best Legacy Bar, at each event.Charlotte Voisey, William Grant & Sons’s director of brand advocacy, is working alongside the portfolio’s team of Ambassadors to curate signature cocktails for each city, and Petersen says that they “also joined the judging panels together with the Time Out editorial team and other bar industry experts.”One difference at each live event is that William Grant & Sons selects a “hero brand”—a specially curated liquor for the city based off of customer insights and local preferences—which Petersen says allows for the brand’s whole portfolio of drinks to get in the spotlight throughout the campaign. The campaign is also leveraging customer relationship management through the use of email newsletters post-events in each city. “William Grant & Sons is being included as a partner in these emails and it is a great way to inform the experience-hungry, Time Out audience to get out and enjoy the best the bar world has to offer right now,” she says.Since this is the second year with William Grant & Sons’s involvement, Petersen says there were a few event calibrations that were made for this year’s Bar Awards, including scaling back on the amount of food provided at the events. “We were able to scale back to light bites and reallocate the budget to other elements that made more of an impact to our guests and the campaign, such as more prestigious awards. Rather than framed certificates, the winners now receive a tangible crystal award that can be displayed on the bar or on-site more prominently,” she says. The awards also feature Time Out’s and William Grant & Sons’s branding.In order to achieve a fluid campaign across the seven cities, the various departments in the Time Out organization that are involved in building the campaign had to overcome the challenges of being spread out across several time zones, while also ensuring that the sponsor and everyone across the Bar Awards are aware of timelines and the different elements.“We have one dedicated project manager from each core pillar that is responsible for all Bar Awards deliverables in their area of business,” says Petersen. “They ensure that all internal and external deliverables are met and that the clients are happy with the end result.”So far, the campaign and the Bar Awards has been successful for both parties, and Petersen says that the live awards that have already occured have had excellent turnout from professionals and consumers. “We have been able to bolster invaluable connections with industry leaders across the country, while also achieving both the quantitative and qualitative goals of this campaign.”As the sponsors, William Grant & Sons’s director of brand advocacy Charlotte Voisey, says the distillers are excited by “the results coming together across all facets of the partnership, from the media coverage and social sharing to the energy and camaraderie generated through the live events.”last_img read more

Distraction On Street And Sidewalk Helps Cause Record Pedestrian Deaths

first_img Share Bebeto Matthews/APDrivers being distracted by their devices is a well-documented, rising cause of traffic crashes, but there is a growing number of pedestrians, too, who can become oblivious to traffic around them.It’s the oldest and most basic form of transportation — walking — and more people are doing more of it to get fit or stay healthy. But there’s new evidence today that even walking across the street is getting more dangerous.A report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association shows that the number of pedestrians killed in traffic jumped 11 percent last year, to nearly 6,000. That’s the biggest single-year increase in pedestrian fatalities ever, and the highest number in more than two decades.“It is alarming,” says GHSA executive director Jonathan Adkins, “and it’s counterintuitive.”“There’s been an assumption that, because of increased safety of vehicles as we move toward semi-autonomous vehicles, that traffic deaths were going to go down,” Adkins says. “We’re seeing just the opposite, unfortunately, with a particular spike as it relates to pedestrians and cyclists.”Last month the National Safety Council reported that traffic deaths overall went up 6 percent nationwide in 2016.Maureen Vogel, spokeswoman for the council, says it stands to reason that pedestrian fatalities would rise as part of that trend, but she and other safety experts did not expect the rise in pedestrian deaths to so significantly outpace other traffic-related fatalities.“A perfect storm” of factors spurred the increase, Vogel says: A stronger economy and low gas prices have put more cars on the road and have people driving more often, “but that is really only part of the story … so something else is at play here.”One possibility can be seen during rush hour in downtown Chicago just by looking at both the drivers of the dozens of vehicles inching through traffic and the scores of pedestrians crossing the busy intersections. One thing many have in common is that their eyes are down, staring at their phones.“We are crazy distracted,” says Melody Geraci, deputy executive director of the Active Transportation Alliance, a Chicago group advocating for better walking, cycling and public transportation options. “After speeding and the failure to yield, distractions are the number three cause [of pedestrian fatalities], particularly by electronic devices.”Drivers being distracted by their devices is a well-documented, rising cause of traffic crashes, but there is a growing number of pedestrians, too, who can become oblivious to traffic around them.“We have noticed over the years increases in the number of injuries related to distracted walking — pedestrians being distracted by cell phones and then injuring themselves because of that distraction,” says Vogel, referring to National Safety Council data. “So it’s entirely possible that is at play, not just on our roadways but on our sidewalks.”But a bigger problem remains vehicle speeds.“Speed is a killer for sure,” says Geraci. “If a pedestrian is struck at 20 miles an hour, they have a 10 percent chance of dying. If they are struck at 40 miles an hour, they have an 80 percent chance of dying.”New York City lowered its speed limit on most streets to 25 mph a couple of years ago to help protect pedestrians; other cities are considering slowing speeds, too.And researchers are looking through the data to see if they can come up with other ways to make streets safer for those crossing on foot. According to the GHSA report, 74 percent of pedestrian fatalities happen at night, and 72 percent of those killed were not crossing at intersections.Another significant factor is alcohol.The GHSA report indicated that 15 percent of pedestrians killed each year are hit by a drunk driver, while 34 percent of pedestrians killed are legally drunk themselves. That’s right: one-third of pedestrians killed in traffic had blood-alcohol (BAC) levels above the .08 threshold for drunk driving.“We’ve done a good job in highway safety in telling people that when you go out to the bar and you’re drunk, don’t get behind the wheel,” says Adkins. “But you should really be careful about walking, particularly if you’re walking at night, and you’re walking a distance. You’re not gonna have good judgment, a car’s not gonna see you … [so] don’t walk home at night when you’re hammered.”He and other safety advocates say lower speed limits, better road designs, and more sidewalks can help reduce the fatalities.So can new vehicle technologies that alert drivers to the presence of pedestrians — but many drivers don’t understand it, don’t know how to use it and thus disable the technology.“It’s not as if there aren’t solutions out there,” says Adkins. “We know what needs to be done, it’s just having the will to do it.”Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

Prince Georges Preps for Back to School

first_imgBy Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.comPrince George’s County is gearing up to send students back to school in style and prepared for a year of success, through discounts and programming for the whole family to appreciate.Maryland’s Tax-Free Week kicked off August 11, according to WJLA, and ends on Saturday, August 17.  The week is used for parents, guardians and students alike, to do some shopping in preparation for school.  Clothing items under $100 are exempt from Maryland’s six percent tax. Backpacks under $40 are also exempt.Prince George’s County has been gearing up on September 3. (Courtesy Photo)Prince George’s County itself has a lot of special programming to encourage positivity, ease and preparedness during the back-to-school frenzy.On August 12, the District of Columbia, Mid-Atlantic Aid to Humanity hosted an event along with the Felix Manalo Foundation free school supplies, gently used shoes and clothing, canned goods, services such as health check-ups, and even food, entertainment and a moon bounce.  The event was held at Temple Hills Chapel.In addition, Prince George’s County Public Schools is heavily promoting the Back-to-School Block Party at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex in Landover on August 17.  Thousands are expected to come out to the Sports and Learning Complex from 8:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for hours of entertainment and engaging resources, including a ribbon cutting (8:45 a.m.), school and County information, vendors, free vision and dental screenings for children, and video game trucks.  In addition, parents were able to register for a backpack giveaway. “So this is our unofficial kickoff to the opening of school,” Prince George’s CEO Dr. Monica Goldson told WJLA. “And it’s our opportunity to give our students backpacks, school supplies, just to get them ready for the opening of school.  It’s also an opportunity for them to come together with other classmates and just have fun. We will have free dental screenings, along with providing them backpacks and supplies,” Goldson added.Attendees are even in for a surprise.  “We have a special guest coming to do some music for our students and parents,” Goldson said. “It’s a secret now, you have to come to the Block Party.”Students begin school in Prince George’s County Public Schools on September 3.last_img read more

Gold biscuits worth Rs 53 lakh seized from Bongaon 1 arrested

first_imgKolkata: Senior officials of the Customs along with the police seized gold biscuits worth nearly Rs 53 lakh from Bongaon in North 24-Parganas on Friday night. One person has been arrested in this connection so far. The accused, Suman Mondal, a resident of Boyalda village in Bongaon, had been carrying a bag containing the gold biscuits. Acting on a tip-off, the Customs officials conducted raids and arrested him from Choruigachi area for his alleged involvement in a gold smuggling racket. The accused was later handed over to the police by Customs officials for further investigation. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to the preliminary investigation, the police and Customs officials suspect that the accused might be a part of an international gold smuggling racket. There are others involved in the racket as well, police suspect. According to the cops, as many as 14 gold biscuits were found in his possession weighing around 600 grams. It may be mentioned that the police and Customs have intercepted a number of youths in the district in the past few months and seized gold from them. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedA probe is being conducted to ascertain if there are any connections between all the incidents. The district police have also intensified the surveillance in the bordering areas of Bongaon. The preliminary investigation suggests that the accused changed route following some recent incidents in which smugglers bringing gold bars and biscuits from abroad were intercepted at Kolkata airport. The accused then began smuggling gold along the India-Bangladesh border in certain districts. As there was stringent surveillance in all the airports these days, it has become difficult for the smugglers to bring in gold from abroad.last_img read more