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first_imgLast month, Tedeschi Trucks Band found the time to sit down with NPR’s World Cafe during soundcheck at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, Pennsylvania. Recordings of their two-night residency are featured on in the 52- minute stream, including “Anyhow,” “Let Me Get By,” “I Want More,” “Within You Without You / Just As Strange,” as well as some discussion on what it’s like for the power couple to have full control in the studio, having just produced and released Let Me Get By.Ultimately, it’s about the band. It’s about the adventurous risks that each member of the 12-piece outfit was able to take in the studio with uninterrupted opinions and flow. You’ll also hear a little from Derek Trucks about the final days of The Allman Brothers Band, the time he’s dedicated to his family, and about what it was like having their bassist Tim Lefebvre secretly record with David Bowie on his final album Blackstar, while also on the road and recording with TTB.Listen to the full session via NPR:last_img read more

first_imgBy Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaWhen Hazel Wetzstein holds a tiny Georgia plume plant, she’s not just tending a future shrub. She’s keeping a native species from becoming extinct.“Georgia plume is one of the rarest native shrubs or small trees in Georgia,” said Wetzstein, a horticulturist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “It’s currently known to exist only in about three dozen locations in 19 counties.” Many of these plants are growing on unprotected property, she said. What makes the shrub even more rare is the fact that Georgia is the only place in the world where the plant can be found. First discovered by William Bartram in 1773, the plant is so rare in nature that no wild populations were known from about 1875 until it was rediscovered in 1901. Today, Georgia plume faces the added challenges of habitat loss due to forest cutting, agricultural land conversion and urbanization. But those are just some of its issues. It also “appears to suffer from reproductive problems,” Wetzstein said. “Seed set is low or nonexistent. Seedlings have not been found in the wild, indicating serious consequences in the future.”Georgia plume doesn’t propagate well using conventional cutting methods. To date, Wetzstein has produced 400 new plants using the tissue culture method.“Using tissue culture, we grow small pieces of plant tissues in culture media under sterile conditions,” she said. “By incorporating hormones, vitamins and nutrients into the media, we can induce the development of new plant shoots.”In the summer, Georgia plume is topped with white plume-like flower clusters that give it its name. Each year, the flowers become harder to find as plant numbers decline, at least outdoors. But now that UGA researchers have successfully grown the plant in greenhouses, they’re testing the Georgia plume in the fresh air of its native habitat.This fall, Wetzstein, her lab staff, Master Gardeners, college students and collaborators Martha Joiner and Carolyn Altman at the Georgia Southern Botanical Garden and Gail Lutowski at the Warnell Forest Education Center planted tissue-culture-regenerated Georgia plume plants in Statesboro and Effingham County.They used different types of treatments such as organic matter and fertilizer on the plants. And they outlined the plots with rebar and draped netting to keep the deer out. They’re trying to see what methods work the best for maximum survival and growth. In a few months, they’ll return to southeast Georgia for a spring planting.Besides trying to reestablish Georgia plume in the wild, Wetzstein is also gathering samples from plume populations in the state to establish in culture in her laboratory. If the Georgia plume plant becomes extinct, the genetic material will be preserved in Wetzstein’s laboratory in Athens. “We’re using this as a safeguarding method,” she said.last_img read more

first_imgGreen Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) and ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) announce the companies have reached an agreement to make Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa available in K-Cup portion packs for the Keurig® Single-Cup Brewing System. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.The new Swiss Miss K-Cup portion pack will hold the perfect amount of Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa to create a delicious, sweet and classic beverage that will appeal to the entire family. Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa will be offered in a variety of at home channels for Keurig consumers beginning in August 2011. The new K-Cup portion pack will be offered alongside Café Escapes®, a line of dairy-based beverages in K-Cup portion packs geared to adult consumers looking to treat themselves with a delicious, indulgent reward.”We are excited to welcome Swiss Miss into the GMCR family and to offer Keurig users the leading hot cocoa brand in K-Cup portion packs,” says Lawrence J. Blanford, GMCR President and CEO. “With Swiss Miss, we are adding another valued partner that expands consumer choice within the Keurig Brewing System. The new Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa K-Cup portion pack will deliver to consumers a beloved beverage with the exceptional quality and taste they expect from the Keurig System.”First introduced in grocery stores in 1959, Swiss Miss has a rich history as the “original” hot cocoa. Swiss Miss currently is the leader in category dollar share at grocery, with the No. 1 and No. 2 highest selling cocoa in each hot cocoa segment, according to IRI data for the latest 52 weeks ending April 10, 2011. Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa is made in a real dairy where fresh milk from local farms is delivered daily, dried, and blended with premium, imported cocoa. This quality and care will be captured and delivered in the new Swiss Miss K-Cup portion packs.”The Keurig Brewing System will be a brand new way consumers can easily make and enjoy a mug of Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa,” said David Palfenier, Consumer Foods President at ConAgra Foods. “Swiss Miss is proud to have the most loyal consumers of all hot cocoa brands, and we know they will be excited to experience our hot cocoa in this new format.”GMCR’s Keurig Single-Cup brewers for in-home and office use utilize patented, innovative brewing and single-cup technology to deliver a fresh-brewed, perfect cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa every time at just the touch of a button. Brewers with Keurig Brewed® technology were the top five selling coffeemakers in the U.S. on a dollar basis for the period of October through December 2010 and represented an estimated 49% of total coffeemaker dollar sales for that period according to The NPD Group / CREST®.About ConAgra Foods, Inc.ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG) is one of North America’s leading food companies, with brands in 97 percent of America’s households. Consumers find Banquet, Chef Boyardee, Egg Beaters, Healthy Choice, Hebrew National, Hunt’s, Marie Callender’s, Orville Redenbacher’s, PAM, Peter Pan, Reddi-wip, Slim Jim, Snack Pack and many other ConAgra Foods brands in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise and club stores. ConAgra Foods also has a strong business-to-business presence, supplying frozen potato and sweet potato products as well as other vegetable, spice and grain products to a variety of well-known restaurants, foodservice operators and commercial customers. For more information, please visit us at www.conagrafoods.com(link is external).About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.As a leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR), is recognized for its award-winning coffees, innovative brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. GMCR’s operations are managed through three business units. The Keurig business unit is comprised of Keurig, Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of GMCR. Keurig is a pioneer and leading manufacturer of gourmet single-cup brewing systems for both at-home and away-from home use, predominantly in North America. The Specialty Coffee business unit produces, markets and sells coffee, tea, hot cocoa and other beverages in a variety of packaging formats, including K-Cup® portion packs for Keurig Single-Cup Brewers. The Canadian business unit produces, markets and sells coffees in K-Cup portion packs and other packaging formats and is responsible for managing the Van Houtte business as well as the grocery channel for all GMCR coffee brand sales in Canada. GMCR supports local and global communities by offsetting 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions, investing in sustainably-grown coffee, and allocating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to socially and environmentally responsible initiatives.GMCR routinely posts information that may be of importance to investors in the Investor Relations section of its website, including news releases and its complete financial statements, as filed with the SEC. The Company encourages investors to consult this section of its website regularly for important information and news. Additionally, by subscribing to the Company’s automatic email news release delivery, individuals can receive news directly from GMCR as it is released. For more information, please visit www.GMCR.com(link is external).GMCR Forward-Looking StatementsCertain statements contained herein are not based on historical fact and are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the applicable securities laws and regulations. Generally, these statements can be identified by the use of words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “feel,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “project,” “should,” “would,” and similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Owing to the uncertainties inherent in forward-looking statements, actual results could differ materially from those stated here. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the impact on sales and profitability of consumer sentiment in this difficult economic environment, the Company’s success in efficiently expanding operations and capacity to meet growth, the Company’s success in efficiently and effectively integrating the Company’s acquisitions, the Company’s success in introducing and producing new product offerings, the ability of lenders to honor their commitments under the Company’s credit facility, competition and other business conditions in the coffee industry and food industry in general, fluctuations in availability and cost of high-quality green coffee, any other increases in costs including fuel, Keurig’s ability to continue to grow and build profits with its roaster partners in the At Home and Away from Home businesses, the Company experiencing product liability, product recall and higher than anticipated rates of warranty expense or sales returns associated with a product quality or safety issue, the impact of the loss of major customers for the Company or reduction in the volume of purchases by major customers, delays in the timing of adding new locations with existing customers, the Company’s level of success in continuing to attract new customers, sales mix variances, weather and special or unusual events, the impact of the inquiry initiated by the SEC and any related litigation or additional governmental investigative or enforcement proceedings, as well as other risks described more fully in the Company’s filings with the SEC. Forward-looking statements reflect management’s analysis as of the date of this release. The Company does not undertake to revise these statements to reflect subsequent developments, other than in its regular, quarterly earnings releases.last_img read more

first_imgGenk manager, Hannes Wolf, has confirmed Paul Onuachu will resume training on Friday after recovering from the coronavirus. Last week, the lanky forward tested positive to Covid-19 on his return from Nigeria to the Luminus Arena ahead of their friendly game against Eendracht Termien, which was subsequently cancelled. The Super Eagles striker has since been in quarantine but has not fully recovered from the virus and tested negative after another round of test. The 26-year-old forward also missed the Blue and White’s victory over Royal Union Saint-Gilloise in Wednesday’s friendly. Wolf has confirmed the forward can now rejoin the rest of his squad ahead of their clash against Dutch side Excelsior. “But Friday he [Onuachu] will just train with the group. Paul can also compete against Excelsior on Friday in the exhibition match,” Wolf told Het Nieuws Blad. Onuachu scored 10 goals and provided two assists in 29 appearances across all competitions to help Genk finish seventh on the Belgian First Division A table last season.Advertisement Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body10 Of The Worst Celebrity Dads In Hollywood9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Legendary Movies To Learn History FromA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs The forward teamed up with the Luminus Arena outfit last summer from Danish side Midtjylland where he spent seven years and bagged 52 goals in 135 league games. His fine form in front of goal caught the attention of Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr, who handed him a call-up in March 2019. read also:Super Eagles invitee joins Onuachu at Genk for €4m – Report The 26-year-old striker made his debut for Nigeria against Egypt in a friendly and has now featured six times for the West Africans. Onuachu started his career with Ebedei in Nigeria before moving to Europe in 2012 to join Midtjylland youth setup on a scholarship. The forward will hope to play a prominent role for Genk in their build-up pre-season games to the 2020-21 campaign. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

first_img Esports Entertainment appoints Jeff Cohen as IR lead  July 28, 2020 Share Related Articles Share Esports Entertainment Group finalises Argyll takeover July 31, 2020 StumbleUpon Argyll orders full compliance makeover with TruNarrative  August 17, 2020 Submit Newly Nasdaq-listed online gambling group Esports Entertainment Group has signed a ‘letter of intent’ (“LOI”) to acquire the competitive gaming live and digital events and tournaments organiser Esports Gaming League (EGL).This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here.The UK-based esports company, founded in 2010, serves a rapidly expanding community of gamers in Europe, Middle East, and the Americas with over 350,000 registered users. The growing user base and demographics of EGL’s audience was a major factor in Esports Entertainment Group’s decision to purchase the firm.Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment Group, said: “At our IPO we committed to having a tournament platform up and operational before the end of the calendar year, and with this transaction, we have delivered on this commitment.“EGL generated approximately $1.3 million in revenue last year and is positioned for triple-digit growth moving forward. Their complementary platform, large user base, excellent team, and marquee advertising partner relationships are key drivers behind this transaction. Together, I believe we can accelerate growth both in the US and internationally.”EGL’s services include full turnkey esports events, live broadcast production, game launches, and online branded tournaments. Moreover, the company provides brand owners and advertisers with the opportunity to promote products and services to a 18-35 core demographic.“We are extremely excited to be joining the Esports Entertainment Group family, it will give us an opportunity to push our technology and resources to further grow our client roster,” added Glen Elliott, CEO of EGL. “The vision Grant has around building an esports ecosystem is visionary for the industry and EGL is a perfect fit.”Esports Entertainment Group’s latest acquisition adds to its previous letter of intent to purchase certain assets of mobile games studio Flip Sports last month. Additionally, the firm has also recently completed the purchase of online betting and gaming operator Argyll Entertainment along with its operating subsidiaries.last_img read more

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