Kelliher Samets Volk Named New Agency for King Arthur Flour

first_imgBURLINGTON, Vt (August 6, 2008)&America’s oldest and most renowned flour company, King Arthur Flour, has named Kelliher Samets Volk as its agency of record, according to Tim Volk, president of the independent advertising agency. The account, previously handled by Digital Flannel in Woodstock, Vermont, was awarded after a quiet national review of agencies. Billings for the account were not revealed.Based in Norwich, Vermont, King Arthur Flour has been making naturally pure flour for more than 200 years. Each of their numerous types of unbleached flour is milled from premium wheat, and the results are lauded by baking professionals around the country. The company is also famous for its catalogue, award-winning cookbooks, and baking education classes.We are thrilled to be working with such a strong food brand, said Mr. Volk. Their national reputation, dedication to quality, and socially responsible business model inspires us to create great work.The Kelliher Samets Volk team led by Senior Brand Manager Maryanne DePresco will work with King Arthur Flours Director of Marketing, Tom Payne, to create a new brand strategy, print advertising, and package design for the new client. An initial series of three new print advertisements is slated to run this fall.Kelliher Samets Volk is a marketing group with over 30 years of experience building brands and businesses through InsideOut Branding. Founded in 1977, the firm employs more than 60 people at its offices in New York City, Boston, and Burlington, Vermont.CONTACT: Tim VolkKelliher Samets Volk802.862.8261last_img read more

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F3T: Fly Fishing Film Tour

first_imgTU 5 Rivers Program Coordinator Max Guggenheimer raffles prizes during intermission at the Fly Fishing Film Tour.When it comes to fly fishing videos we are living in some heady times. Over the past couple years, films focused on fly fishing have virtually exploded the internet gaining as much traction as on the media side as other action sports like skiing and mountain biking. Fly fishing has become more popular for sure, but with the market being flooded with high quality, inexpensive (and waterproof) HD video cameras, producing a compelling video on any subject is now as easy as ordering a pizza, then taking that pizza to the river. Retailers and manufacturers are also getting involved, sponsoring pros and amateurs alike in there visual pursuits. All this adds up to a robust and ever growing and evolving fly fishing film scene that is exploding right before our eyes. We’ll be telling our grandkids we were there at the beginning. All this output has culminated in the pros putting together a couple of film tours that select the best of the best.The Fly Fishing Film Tour, or F3T, is one of those tours. We caught the tour as it swung through the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va., sponsored by the Virginia Council of Trout Unlimited, 5 Rivers Program and shown for free. This is a special occasion as most stops on the tour charge $10-15 bucks a pop to attend. The first half of the show includes some great fishing action, and features a film called Urban Lines that focuses on fly fishing the tidal waters of the Potomac River in downtown Washington, D.C. The second half features films focused more on conservation issues in North America and worldwide. Also, Hank Patterson is prevalent throughout, adding a bit of levity to the whole thing.Like most showings, the Lexington stop was attended by a large crowd of anglers and a healthy dose of vendors and advocacy groups including Cheeky Reels, Trout Unlimited, Albemarle Angler, South River Fly Shop, and our old friend Matt Miles, who you may remember from our story on musky fishing. A good time was had by all and Max Guggenhiem used the venue to raise awareness of the VCTU’s 5 Rivers program aimed at promoting Trout Unlimited’s mission of conservation and stewardship on college and university campuses. With two universities in Lexington, VMI and Washington and Lee, it seemed like the perfect venue especially given the two schools have recently struck up a friendly competition between their respective fly fishing clubs. This year’s tournament will take place at Escatawba Farms on March 23.The F3T will make a couple more stops in the region this spring:February 25, 2013 – Nashville, TNFebruary 28, 2013 – Atlanta, GAMarch 8, 2013 – Knoxville, TNMarch 13, 2013 – Charlotte, NCMarch 16, 2013 – Baltimore, MDMarch 28, 2013 – Arlington, VAApril 4, 2013 – Asheville, NCApril 11, 2013 – Cartersville, GAMay 17, 2013 – Cullowhee, NCClick here for a full schedule and map.Check out the trailers to some of our favorite films from the festival:last_img read more

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Coronavirus: Ighalo, Others on Break as China’s Super League Postponed

first_imgThe start of the new Chinese Super League season has been postponed following the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus. Meaning the likes of former Super Eagles striker, Odion Jude Ighalo will have to wait a while until the spread of the virus is put to end.At least 170 lives have been lost to the virus.The Super League, which features ex-Premier League players including Yaya Toure, Marouane Fellaini, Oscar, Marko Arnautovic and Salomon Rondon, was due to run from 22 February to 31 October. A new starting date for the season has not yet been announced.Oher sporting events in China have also been affected by the crisis.The men’s alpine skiing World Cup races in China, scheduled for 15 and 16 February in Yanqing, have been cancelled.The 2020 World Athletics Indoor Championships, due to be held from 13-15 March in Nanjing, have been pushed back 12 months after World Athletics sought advice from the World Health Organisation.Formula 1 says it is “monitoring” the effects of the outbreak in China in the context of the country’s Grand Prix in Shanghai from 17-19 April.The all-electric Formula E series is also due to hold a race in Sanya, southern China, on 21 March and Formula E says it is also “closely monitoring” the situation in tandem with local authorities.In a statement, the China Football Association said their move to postpone the “2020 season national football competitions at all levels” was taken to help with the “prevention and control of the pneumonia epidemic of the new coronavirus infection, and to protect the health of the majority of fans, media, players, coaches, game officials, clubs and district staff”.In Australia, China’s women’s football team has been forced into quarantine at a hotel in Brisbane, Queensland, after the state recorded its first case of coronavirus.A 44-year-old man from Wuhan – the Chinese city at the centre of the outbreak – is in isolation at the Gold Coast University Hospital, south of Brisbane.The China team had been due to open the Women’s Olympic football tournament qualifiers with a match against Thailand in Sydney on Monday.Ticket sales for the tournament have now been suspended.The death toll of the coronavirus has risen to 170 and with a confirmed case in Tibet, the virus has now spread to every region in mainland China.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Anfernee Simons shows Lakers he’s ready for NBA after unusual route to pre-draft workout

first_imgEL SEGUNDO — Anfernee Simons’ route to his pre-draft workout Tuesday with the Lakers was an unusual one.Then again, what was so different about it?Simons’ journey could become commonplace sooner rather than later, as more NBA hopefuls forgo the well-worn path from high school to college to the pros. Simons, an 18-year-old guard, skipped college in favor of a fifth year of high school before declaring for the June 21 draft.After attending Edgewater High in Orlando, Fla., Simons planned to play at the University of Louisville. But when Louisville became a target of an FBI investigation into corruption in college basketball, Simons decommitted and enrolled at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersSimons averaged 22.4 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 2017-18 at IMG, a prep school and sports academy founded by renowned tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, who tutored and mentored Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Mary Pierce and Monica Seles, among many others.Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Simons’ athleticism and versatility caught the attention of scouts at the NBA Draft Combine last month in Chicago. Additional pre-draft workouts have taken him from Chicago to Phoenix to Portland and El Segundo in recent days, with more stops to come, including Utah, Orlando and New York.His goal during his workout with the Lakers was simple.“Me being so young, I just wanted to show them I could play with anybody,” he said.He didn’t believe skipping college puts him at a disadvantage. Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years “At IMG, it’s kind of like a college year, so I was able to get strong in the weight room, and I feel like that helped me, as well,” said Simons, who entered high school standing only 5-foot-9, but was measured at 6-4 during the draft combine.Asked about his IMG experience, he said, “Everybody plays a sport, so everybody has their goals, their aspirations. It’s more a business side to it. Everybody likes to have fun, but at the same time we know when it’s time to take care of business, it’s time to take care of business.”Simons acknowledged his decision to forgo college was a topic of conversation during interviews with NBA teams during his pre-draft workouts. Only a handful of players have skipped college before entering the draft, with some spending their one-and-done season in Europe instead.He hoped it wouldn’t be a factor in his selection, though.“I just tell them I’m confident I can make the jump,” said Simons, who worked out under the watchful eyes of Lakers executives Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka. “When I go out there, I feel like I can do everything well. I want to show when I have a ball in my hands, I can do everything.“I can shoot, pass, rebound, play defense.”Simons also said he hoped he’s not the last NBA hopeful to skip college.“I think some will, depending on if they’re confident enough to do it,” he said of others possibly following his path. “I feel like a lot of kids are confident enough, but it takes certain players to do it. I feel like if they’re confident enough they can do it and go ahead and make the jump.”Simons was one of six players who worked out Tuesday for the Lakers, joining Khadeen Carrington of Seton Hall, Gyorgy Goloman of UCLA, William McDowell-White from Australia, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk of Kansas and William Lee of Alabama-Birmingham.Related Articles Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed last_img read more

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Wellington Council votes to increase water rates and implement accelerated user rate table

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (38) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +11 Vote up Vote down Jim Bodean · 320 weeks ago Great another thing to tighten my belt more. I just as wells move the belt away from my hips and place it around my neck the way you all think we citizens are loaded with cash. This would not have needed to happen if the City had not given away half it contingency money to the hospital. I guess this is one way to re coup that lost money. Add in the school bond and you all have just helped this poor boy have to move yet again. Report Reply 1 reply · active 320 weeks ago +28 Vote up Vote down KsRes · 320 weeks ago Wouldn’t mind this so much, IF the water was worth actually paying for. You can’t drink it, sometimes the way it smells you don’t even want to bathe in it. Our water SMELLS and TASTES HORRIBLE!! Maybe with the increase they will fix this problem?? Report Reply 0 replies · active 320 weeks ago +17 Vote up Vote down wellington resident · 320 weeks ago The smells and taste horrible. Why don’t you fix that problem? It might be worth paying for. You can’t even drink it but want us to pay more for it??? Report Reply 0 replies · active 320 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down South Haven Hick · 320 weeks ago I moved away because the electricity for running the lights in the rooms I’m in, a computer and a TV when the air conditioner is not on is not worth $200 a month. Supporting City Hall is not the purpose of me working. Report Reply 0 replies · active 320 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down jim · 320 weeks ago Once again Wellington’s leaders prove why this city has earned it’s ignominious reputation for absconding with Joe Citizen’s cash. And for what? To fuel the city’s unquenchable thirst for fine wine on a beer budget. This has become the equivalent of an addiction. Need more drug… go rob somebody – a well – meaning and powerless neighbor. “we gotta have this and that” … raise the rates on something, create a new tax… gimme some more monopoly money. Gimme, gimme, spend, spend. Report Reply 0 replies · active 320 weeks ago +15 Vote up Vote down REALLY? · 320 weeks ago This is incredibly horrible! The water’s condition is TERRIBLE! The carbon filters are not working. The water tastes like dirt, fish and algae…aka…Wellington Lake! And they have the gall to try and charge more. Making an official complaint, what all likeminded citizens should do as well, and definitely not voting for Kelly Green, Jan Korte, or John Brand in upcoming election. Report Reply 0 replies · active 320 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down wellington · 320 weeks ago Wellington……. All you are is taxed Report Reply 0 replies · active 320 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Guest · 320 weeks ago People with large familys will naturally use more water and be punished because they are a large family. I really don’t think this is fair to them. It already takes more money for them to survive. The water smells and taste horrible and you are wanting more money for it. REALLY!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 320 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down craig · 320 weeks ago This city spending and taxing and overpriced services have become a cesspool of bad humor. Report Reply 0 replies · active 320 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down What? · 320 weeks ago I was told that the smell and taste issue was from the lake turning over due to the recent rains??? I’m guessing the water coming out of the tap was sent to town long before the recent rains. It’s not like the treatment plant pumps it straight to my house when I turn on the faucet, come on there is about 1.5 million gallon between the 2 water towers. Which would mean that it all smells and taste like fish also. Just open up a few more hydrants and throw some more chemicals in, it will be all right. (??Conservation let it run down the ditch??) Is that on an accelerated rate scale $$$$ Report Reply 0 replies · active 320 weeks ago 1234Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council voted 4-2 Tuesday to increase water rates and implement an accelerated rate in which the price of water will go up based on the amount of water you consume.The new rates will go into effect immediately.The city will charge a minimum of $10 per month for all residents within the city limits. There will be no additional charge for the first 2,000 gallons per month.The next 2,001 to 10,000 gallons per month, per thousand gallons will be an additional $3.39. The next 10,001 to 40,000 gallons per month, per thousand gallons will be $3.49; and all over 40,000 gallons, per month, per thousand will be $3.59. The same accelerated rate table will be implemented for rural customers using city water except it will be $11 for first 2,000 gallons, and $4, $4.25 and $4.35.Wellington City Council members John Brand, Kelly Green, Jan Korte and Kelly Green voted for the rate change. B.J. Tracy and Jim Valentine voted against it.This marks the first water rate change for the city of Wellington since 2006.Wellington Economic Director Cody Sims said the average customer will receive a 45 cent a month.“The increased water rate structure emphasizes conservation, but will also help the city recoup the cost of delivering water to our customers,” Sims said.Tracy said he appreciates the work that the water conservation committee did in establishing these rates.“But I cannot support the water rates because rural water customers will be taking a big hit,” Tracy said.The water conservation commission also addressed the water rebates for people purchasing low-flow toilets and faucet and shower heads. The city council did not address this issue at this time (see story here).Sims said that proposal will be going to the Wellington Planning Commission for review before being addressed by the council.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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Gov’t Urged to Prioritize WASH

first_imgWaterAid Liberia, in partnership with WASH Stakeholders and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), has called on the government to strengthen the health care system through the provision of adequate water, sanitation and hygiene.The group made the call on Monday, August 8, in a joint communiqué addressed to the Ministry of Health. They want the government to give post-Ebola recovery for water, sanitation and hygiene the highest priority.Presenting the letter to Deputy Health Minister, Dr. Francis Kateh, the chairman of the Liberia WASH CSOs Network, Prince Kreplah, said the action by the group is intended to urge government to improve the health sector.Kreplah, however, commend the government for strides made to improve WASH in health care facilities across the country, adding that the government should exert more effort to deliver on its health and WASH promises.In response, Deputy Health Minister Kateh thanked WaterAid and WASH’s CSO partners for their continued work, and agreed that the issue of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are crucial to the health care delivery system of the country.Dr. Kateh, who is also the nation’s Chief Medical Officer, appealed to Liberians to take their health seriously, especially when it involves water.Following the presentation of the letter to the Health Ministry, a press conference was held to address key health and WASH issues.The Chairman of the Liberia NGOs Network, George Kayah, commended the government and development partners for steps taken to improve WASH and health care delivery but noted that despite these efforts there still remain serious deficiencies in water, sanitation and hygiene in rural communities, hospitals and clinics.WASH Coordinator at the Health Ministry, Wataku Kortima, disclosed that the government has put in place WASH protocols to ensure that water, sanitation and hygiene play a key role in the country’s health care delivery system.He urged collaborative efforts among CSO actors as well as Liberians to ensure that challenges affecting the health sector are resolved. The Health Ministry has started the training of health care workers on WASH protocols and the essence of WASH in health, he added.Speaking on behalf of the British Charity WaterAid in Liberia, Program Effectiveness Coordinator Samuel Quirmolue indicated that WaterAid will continue to support the government and local partners in the sector to improve WASH and make it accessible.Meanwhile, a baseline report released on water, sanitation and hygiene in health facilities in 2015 found out that about 95 percent of health care facilities do not meet the Ministry of Health’s standards on water quantity for all purposes.More than 50 percent of health facilities do not have a protected year–round source of water, and 20 percent do not have any protected source on site.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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