Poole’s Pies wins exclusive Asda contract

first_imgWigan-based Poole’s Pies has secured an exclusive contract to supply Asda with its full range of fruit pies and crumbles.The bakery manufacturer will be supplying 13 own-label SKUs to the retailer from next month, with savoury lines to follow in Spring 2013.The agreement follows the launch of Poole’s new frozen range of lattice-topped apple, cherry, rhubarb, apricot and blackcurrant pies.Neil Court-Johnston, managing director, said: “We’re sure that a combination of value, quality and a growing desire for more ‘authentic’ or ‘traditional’ desserts will lead to a warm reception for our new range.”The products will be available at 500 stores throughout the country.last_img

The anatomy of the marketing department – number of employees

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Matt Deaton Matt Deaton is the Marketing Manager at Codigo, a Louisville. KY-based technology company that develops retail engagement tools such as digital signage, interactive kiosks, and on-hold messaging. Codigo has served … Web: www.gocodigo.com Details In recent years, we’ve seen the financial industry learn and adapt to new government regulations, increased mergers and acquisitions, and a monumental transition in consumer banking behavior. We’ve also observed a transformation of the banking center, shifting the mentality of branch employees from a transaction-based model to one focused on personal interaction. Simultaneously, social media has become critical for almost every institution’s marketing strategy across the country. We’ve seen a lot happen— from the outside. But how has this industry evolution affected the institution from within?Codigo surveyed over 250 banks and credit unions across the U.S. to uncover how this trend has affected the departmental structure, staffing, and budget in the Marketing Department of today’s financial institution. In addition to topics such as 2015 hiring projections, average employee tenure, and departmental challenges, the report also presents data showing that, on average, Marketing Department headcount has grown in recent years.Three years ago, almost 75% of institutions reported their Marketing Department was comprised of between 1 and 3 employees. Today, the data shows an increase in personnel — 60% are now reporting 1 to 3 employees while the remaining institutions claim their departments now include four or more total employees. Side by side, credit union departments showed the most growth in the four or more employees range, increasing 10% more than banks.The full report covers more on the growth, as well as dozens of other trends, statistics, and projections happening in today’s Marketing Department of the financial industry. Register for your copy today and be the first to receive it on March 10th!Click here to register for Codigo’s Anatomy of the Marketing Department Reportlast_img read more

Parish backs beleaguered Holloway

first_imgCrystal Palace joint-chairman Steve Parish has given his backing to manager Ian Holloway despite the club’s poor start to the season. Press Association “I believe in the manager and I believe in his ability to create a winning team,” the Palace joint-chairman told the South London Press. “We need to keep the ball better. You can’t keep giving it away in this league because, unlike in the Championship, you won’t get it back. “Ian knows that and it was what we were trying to work on over the summer transfer window, bringing people in to try and help us do that. “I’ve got every faith in Ian to sort it out. There are a lot of new players and we’re trying to find both a formation and a way of playing. “We didn’t get what we deserved in the first few games and that puts us where we are. But we’ve got to keep believing. “I know we’re good enough to stay in this league. We just need to find a bit more of a goal threat and believe. “Southampton were the better side on Saturday but we weren’t battered in the second half. “There is a lot to be positive about. We’ve just got to pull together and get some results.” Palace will have to up their game significantly if they are to end their rotten streak this Saturday as they travel to second-place Liverpool. center_img Holloway earned great praise for guiding Palace into the Barclays Premier League last term, but he and his team have found life tough since. Holloway’s position has come under scrutiny after a run of just one win in six games but he retains the backing of Parish. last_img read more

Former Soccer Treasurer Admits To $400,000 Theft

first_imgBy Jay Cook |FREEHOLD – The former treasurer of the Freehold Soccer League pleaded guilty earlier this week to stealing over $400,000 from the youth recreational and travel league where he volunteered, said Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.Anthony Gallo, 57, of Freehold Township, pleaded guilty Monday to second degree theft before Superior Court Judge Vincent N. Falcetano Jr. Gallo, the CEO of a financial services firm, faces a maximum term of six years in state prison. He must pay $280,000 in restitution when he returns for sentencing before Judge Falcetano on January 19, 2018, per terms of the plea agreement, Gramiccioni said.An investigation into Gallo’s activity began in March 2016 when Freehold Soccer League president Bryan Patmore alerted authorities about missing funds and unpaid uniform bills connected to the league’s account, according to Gramiccioni. The prosecutor’s office’s Financial Crimes Unit alleged Gallo swiped over $400,000 from those league accounts.Law enforcement authorities maintain Gallo wrote checks to himself, his company, Beacon Financial Services, and “cash” totaling over $300,000, Gramiccioni announced in March. Gallo also allegedly made numerous ATM withdrawals amounting to over $120,000 from the league’s account. He used league funds to pay personal expenses totaling over $25,000, including $12,000 for his Verizon Wireless bills, thousands of dollars at Honda of Freehold, other household bills, and for restaurants and shopping, the prosecutor said.Before being charged, Gallo paid back more than $119,000 into league accounts in an effort to prevent his crime from being detected, Gramiccioni said.A Monmouth County grand jury returned a 14-count indictment charging Gallo of the theft in September, the prosecutor’s office announced at the time.Patmore, the league president, did not return a request for comment by press time on Wednesday. But in April 2016, he penned a post on the Freehold Soccer League’s public Facebook page talking about the “difficult and upsetting situation in which we find ourselves.”“On behalf of the FSL board, I would like to express our deep regret over this serious matter,” Patmore wrote. “We take our responsibility of managing this great club extremely seriously. Our job is to ensure the members of this organization Honor the Children, Honor the Game, Honor the Town and finally Honor the League.”Patmore also said the Freehold Soccer League would create an advisory board of current and former league members to oversee the league’s financial system. A third-party audit company and a certified public accountant would also be retained to review the books every year, he said.“We are soliciting the members of our community to help in any way they can,” Patmore wrote. “Volunteer an hour, volunteer a day, let’s pull together to make this club the best in the state of New Jersey.”This article was first published in the Nov. 16-23, 2017 print edition of the Two River Times.last_img read more

Cats use power play to claw past Leafs 5-2 Friday in the East Kootenay City

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs got off to a rocky start on a six-game Kootenay International Junior Hockey League road trip through the East Kootenay and Okanagan.The Creston Thunder Cats scored three first period goals en route to a 5-2 victory Friday at the Johnny Bucyk Arena. The win avenged a 6-5 loss to Nelson earlier this season.Scott Butters, Scott Swiston and Trevor Forward, the latter two goals coming in a span of 25 seconds on the power play, scored for Creston. The two extra-man goals came after Leaf forward Max Mois was whistled for a five-minute penalty for checking-from-behind.Colton Schell gave Nelson some brief life in the second, scoring eight minutes into the frame.However, the Thunder Cats restored its three-goal advantage on another power play marker by Brandon Formosa.Swiston increased the Creston lead before the period ended to 5-1.Dallon Stoddart scored the other goal for Nelson in the third.Creston out shot the Leafs 32-30 with Creston’s Tyler Moffat out dueling Andrew Walton in goal to register the win.Nelson, 12-5-0-1, returns to action Saturday in Beaver Valley against the Hawks. Beaver Valley trails Nelson by a single point in Murdoch Division standings with the Hawks playing three less games.LEAF NOTES: Nelson drops to 5-2 on the road this season. . . . Nelson forward Patrick Martens had an assist to add to his point scoring streak — the streak is now 13 games. However, Martens now trails Ryan Edwards of Beaver Valley by a single point in KIJHL scoring. Friday’s game in Creston was the first time Martens has not had more than one point in six games. . . . Nelson Minor Hockey grad Carsen Willans was names the third star Friday. . . . Injuries continue to hamper the Leafs as Nelson played the game with only 14 skaters. . . . Missing from the lineup were defenceman Riley Henderson, Walker Sidoni and Blake Arcuri along with forwards Linden Horswill, Matti Jmaeff and Brett Norman. Norman was a healthy [email protected]last_img read more

Valley West Hawks sweep Ice as Major Midget opens season

first_imgTy Westgard added five assists for the Hawks.Coy Prevost of Kimberley scored the lone goal for Kootenay.Saturday, Kootenay held period leads of 2-1 and 4-3 before Valley West scored four times in the third period to complete the comeback.Seven different players scored for the Hawks.Prevost, Aigne McGready-Bruce of Nelson, Trevor Van Steinburg of Cranbrook and Spencer McLean of Montrose scored for the Ice.Kootenay travels to Richmond Saturday to face the Vancouver Northeast Giants in a two-game weekend series.The weekend series was the first taste of Major Midget hockey for new Kootenay coach Rob Wright.Wright replaced Mario DiBella last week after the former skipper resigned due to work commitments. Valley West Hawks scored early and often en route to a 9-1 shellacking of the Kootenay Ice in B.C. Hockey Major Midget League action Sunday at the NDCC Arena.The win came on the heels of a come-from-behind 7-4 victory by Valley West Hawks Saturday afternoon over the Ice in Nelson.The games marked the opening of the BCMMHL season.Jordan Funk, with his first of two on the night, scored in the first minute to begin the rout, poking a rebound past Ice netminder Jason Mailhiot of Trail.Luke Gingras scored twice with singles going to Paul Smith, Davis Koch, Mitch Newsome and captain Paul Savage.last_img read more

Happy Birthday EarthCaching – EarthCaches Turn 8 Today

first_img“The Pinnacles” EarthCache in Malaysia (GC19A54)The world’s first EarthCache turns eight-years-old today.  Saying “Happy Birthday!” is as easy as logging an EarthCache. Chances are there’s one close to where you’re sitting right now. There are plenty of EarthCaches, think thousands and thousands, around the globe. But that wasn’t the case back in 2004.“Earthcache I – a simple geology tour of Wasp Head” (GCHFT2) triggered a seismic movement in geocaching. The first EarthCache was located in Australia. It was placed by geoaware on January 10, 2004. Since then more than 17,000 EarthCaches have been published, popping up on every continent on the planet.Each EarthCache must share specific characteristics before being published. There’s no physical cache. At every EarthCache, geocachers learn about the forces that sculpted the earth. EarthCaches showcase volcanoes, seismic fault lines, salt flats, bizarre rock structures and more. Each Earthcache reveals how scientists understand our planet.EarthCache at a green sand beach in Hawaii “Olivine” (GC1M15H)To log an EarthCache geocachers must demonstrate to the cache owner what they learned about a specific geological feature. Geocachers might measure a rock structure or record a tidal movement. At the EarthCache “Olivine” in Hawaii, geocachers must answer questions about the unique green grains of sand.EarthCaches are gaining in popularity as they grow older and more established in the geocaching world. Organizers are even hosting the first International EarthCache Event (GC33E6X) this year. It’ll take place in September near Portland, Maine, USA. More than 250 geocachers have already logged a “Will Attend.”You can learn more about EarthCaching by watching the video below.[vsw id=”f11fxuNsaE8″ source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedInside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 13): EarthCachesMay 10, 2018In “Community”Your Path to Platinum EarthCachingFebruary 11, 2015In “Community”The Creator of EarthCaching talks about the 10th AnniversaryJanuary 10, 2014In “Community”last_img read more

Sounds of the Bay GC30CB GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – June 11, 2012

first_imgView from Sounds of the BayWhoever said that good things are hard to come by, hasn’t searched for the Sounds of the Bay (GC30CB) geocache on a jetty in the San Francisco Bay.Listen closely, because this difficulty 2.5, terrain 1 traditional cache is surrounded by a wave-activated acoustic sculpture, called the Wave Organ, and it’s calling out to geocachers.The small size cache container found somewhere on the jetty was placed by Surfcal in January of 2002. Over the last ten years, more than 1950 geocachers have logged this cache and helped make it one of geocaching’s most visited sites.Wave Organ PipesThe jetty itself was constructed with used building materials. There are 25 organ pipes made of PVC and concrete located at various elevations within the jetty, which stretches into the water. The rise and fall of the tide creates a wave-powered symphony as water moves in and out of the pipes.With more than 180 Favorite Points, this cache is just as easy on the eyes as it is on the ears. With views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Exploratorium – an arts and science center, and Alcatraz – a notorious prison island, it’s easy to see why geocachers are in for a treat.As one logger put it, “Way cool! Music to my ears and then some, primitive yet spiritual in nature and soothing to the soul. Thanks for bring us here, we may never had known about it otherwise. This is what makes caching a great hobby.”The cache at Sounds of the BayContinue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.If you’d like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to [email protected] with your Friends:More SharePrint Related520 Bellevue TB hotel – Geocache of the WeekApril 18, 2018In “Community”Concrete floats! — Betonschiff Redentin (GC15D8C) — Geocache of the WeekDecember 4, 2013In “Community”350 miles, all for a smiley. — Munich – Venice (GC1FPN1) — Geocache of the WeekJune 12, 2013In “Community”last_img read more

Video Editing: Speech Analysis in Adobe Premiere Pro

first_imgUsing Adobe Story with Premiere Pro makes the Speech Analysis very powerful and was a time saver for me on several doc projects where I was able to attach a professional transcript and quickly navigate to what the speaker said.What we’re seeing is just the beginning of speech recognition in video editing apps.  It will be exciting to see what advancements will be made in the near future.  When used properly, Speech Analysis can be a great tool to cut down your time in post by organizing and streamlining the process of locating footage.Are you using Premiere’s Speech Analysis?Share your thoughts/experiences in the comments below! Speed up your video editing workflow in Adobe Premiere Pro by using Speech Analysis to navigate to specific words and clips in your project.Speech Analysis is becoming a popular option in video editing applications these days. It can save you time if you are dealing with large amounts of footage, by allowing you to quickly locate a line of dialogue or subject matter in your video clips.Avid Media Composer offers speech analysis and recognition as an additional purchase.  If you want quality speech analysis in Final Cut Pro X you’ll need to pony up for an additional plugin.  The folks at Adobe have made speech analysis easily accessible by including it in Premiere Pro CS6.Like all speech recognition programs, the quality can be a bit hit or miss depending on the speaker and the quality of the recording.  However, after an initial analysis you can make changes manually or add the script to Adobe Story to improve the results.  In this post we take a look at how to apply Speech Analysis in Premiere Pro, how to use it in conjunction with in and out markers and how to attach a script to your Premiere project.Step 1: Analyze ContentWhen working with speech recognition in Premiere I recommend setting your workspace to Metalogging (Window > Workspace > Metalogging).  Then, select the clip or multiple clips in  your project, right click and select “Analyze Content”.In the Analyze Content panel check Speech and set the quality to High, leaving the rest unchecked.  Then, click OK.  Note: If you want to attach a script from Adobe Story be sure to check the “Use Embedded Adobe Story Script” box.Adobe Media Encoder will launch and encode the Speech Analysis.  As a timesaving benefit, you can continue to work in Premiere Pro while Media Encoder runs in the background.After the Speech Analysis is complete, you will see the results in the Speech Analysis panel.  Click the Play button (shortcut: spacebar) and each word turns blue when it’s played.Again, it’s worth noting that the quality of your speech analysis in Premiere will largely depend on the clarity of the on-screen speaker, background noise in the footage and the quality of the recording (high quality vs low quality microphone).  You can delete/merge/insert a word by right clicking on a clip.To change a word click on it twice and then type the new word.Navigating Footage Using Speech AnalysisNow, when working with analyzed footage I usually change my workspace back to the default editing layout. I moved the Metadata panel to the side of the Source Monitor, so I can see both at once.I save this as custom workspace called “Script Editing” – a timesaver when you’re doing this process often.I can now use Speech Analysis to find specific parts of my interview, and this will save me time, especially with longer interviews.  You can also edit the footage directly off the script.  Select a word, press I to set an In, then find the word you want to end on and press O. The area you have selected turns yellow.Then click the Insert or Overwrite icons in the Source Window or Analysis Speech panel to edit the clip into your sequence.  This is a really quick way to assemble rough cut edits in Premiere Pro.  You can always tweak the exact in and out in the video off your timeline later.Insert/Overwrite IconsIf you’re more inclined to create subclips of your footage (great for organization) you can also do this with “In and Out” and then from the menu bar Clip > Make Subclip.  When working with a large amount of interview footage I prefer to use the speech analysis information as a guide in creating my subclips.I can also mark sections of the clip by adding markers to the script. Click on the word in the Speech Analysis panel where you want to set a marker, then click on the Source Monitor and press M to create the marker.  Very useful for taking notes during an edit.Improving Speech Analysis with StoryIf you are doing doc work or scripted film/TV work you can use Adobe Story to increase the accuracy of Speech Analysis.  Adobe Story is an online Service, but it can also be downloaded as an app to work offline.  There is a free Version called Story Free, while the full Adobe Story is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud. Check out the Adobe Help for details on using Speech Analysis in Story.Let’s take a quick look at the process of using story with your Scripts.  First, in Adobe Story click the “+ New” icon to create a new script.For narrative projects you can import scripts created in other apps. If I am doing a documentary , I can paste a transcription of the text into the script.To get this to work in Premiere Pro you have to add scene numbers (scene numbers are marked in blue):The easiest way to do this is to click on Production > Manage Scene Numbers in Adobe Story and add scenes automatically.Click image for larger view: When you are done with your script, export it in the .astx format.  Now, in Premiere Pro when you analyze the script click the “use embedded Adobe Story script.”In my example the transcript matched what the speaker was saying so I checked “Script Text Matches Recorded Dialogue”.last_img read more

Team India retain fourth spot in ICC Test rankings

first_imgIndia maintained their position at the 4th spot ahead of England at 5th placeIndia have retained their fourth position in the ICC Test rankings despite a loss in the third Test against England at Southampton with the five-match series currently locked at 1-1.After drawing the first Test, India posted a victory in the second match at Lord’s but went down in the third. Despite the defeat, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men have maintained their fourth spot at 102 rating points.The final rankings of both India and England (ranked 5th with 100 rating points) will heavily depend on the upcoming two-Test series between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, which will commence in Galle from August 6.Pakistan are currently ranked third with 103 ratings points, just one point more than India, while Sri Lanka are at sixth position with 95 points. The five-Test series between India and England will end a day after the series between Sri Lanka and Pakistan finishes, and all the teams would be looking to climb up the ladder.If India manage to perform well in the remaining two Tests and Pakistan lose the Test series against Sri Lanka, the Indians would surely gain in the ranking table.Pakistan would drop to sixth spot if they lose the series, while Sri Lanka could move up one place to fifth if they win the series 1-0, and a 2-0 victory will ensure a rise of two places to fourth.Pakistan must win the series to maintain their hold on the third spot and thereby close the gap with South Africa and Australia in first and second place, respectively, while Sri Lanka could drop a place to seventh in such a scenario.advertisementA 1-1 series deadlock will see both sides maintaining their pre-series rankings.Meanwhile, South Africa will be aiming to keep their number one position intact when they take on Zimbabwe in a one-off Test in Harare from August 9. In the Test batsmen’s table, Cheteshwar Pujara is the lone Indian to be feature in the top-10 list, placed at number 10th.last_img read more