Whole Foods Market (WFM) has launched its first in-store scratch bakery, at its new store in Cheltenham.The outlet, on the Gallagher Retail Park, opened yesterday (7 November), and is the retailer’s first shop in England, to be located outside London. The US-based firm also has one store in Glasgow.All the breads at the Cheltenham outlet will be baked in-house, from scratch, said WFM. They will be made using organic and unbleached local flour from Shipton Mill in Tetbury. There will be more than 13 different types of bread available, including a ‘beer bread’, baked using local beer from the Cotswold Brewing Company, as well as focaccia, stromboli, bloomers and baguettes.The Cheltenham shop will also offer cakes and patisserie items, which will also be made from scratch. Bespoke celebration cakes will be available to order. One of its flagship products will be its ‘15 Mile Pie’ – an apple pie made with ingredients sourced from within 15 miles of the store. A five-foot long loaf of beer bread was baked in-store especially for the official opening.
The Student Union Board (SUB) announced Tuesday that the artist GoldLink will perform at Friday’s spring concert with MadeinTYO! as the opening act. The SUB concert will return to the Stepan Center, after last semester’s concert featuring Quinn XCII was moved to Legend’s. The fall concert was relocated to accommodate for athletics, which was using the center at the time of the concert. Junior and lead programmer of concerts Bethany Boggess said the return to the Stepan Center will allow more students to attend the show.“The Fall Concert featuring Quinn XCII was held at Legends, which has a capacity of 629,” she said in an email. “The Spring Concert will be at Stepan Center, and there are 2,000 tickets available. We reached capacity at Legends pretty quickly in the fall, so the larger venue will allow us to accommodate more students.”According to the SUB website, GoldLink’s single “Crew” reached the 45th spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, and he was nominated for Best New Hip-Hop Artist at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. He will tour a number of sites, both domestically and internationally, including stops in Hungary, Spain, Croatia and Canada, amongst other places.MadeinTYO! is known for his music video, accompanying his song “Uber Everywhere,” which garnered more than 57 million views, according to the SUB website. He is from Atlanta, home to several other hip-hop artists.In bringing these artists to campus, and introducing more affordable tickets, SUB aimed to make the event more inclusive, Boggess said.“We were incredibly intentional in our selection of the artists for this year’s concert,” she said. “Last semester, a member of the student body prompted SUB Concerts to evaluate its track record of inclusivity and representation. Not only were we able to contract artists with diverse backgrounds and sounds, but we were able to offer tickets for only $5 to hopefully allow more students to attend.” Leading up to the announcement, SUB used a Spotify playlist to keep students guessing about which artist would perform at the show.“The best part of planning the concert was planning and maintaining the Spotify playlist as a means to announce the artists,” Boggess said. “We started with 30 artists on a Spotify playlist called ‘Who’s Coming to Stepan?’ and gradually removed artists until only GoldLink and [MadeinTYO!] remained. It definitely built up a lot of anticipation and kept students interested and talking about the concert before it was announced.”Boggess said she encourages all hip-hop fans to attend the event.“Tickets are on sale now in the LaFortune Box Office for only $5 until 11 p.m. on Thursday night,” she said. “On Friday, you can buy tickets at the door of the show for $10. If you like hip-hop at all, you should give these artists a shot — you won’t be disappointed.”Tags: GoldLink, MadeinTYO!, Stepan Center, SUB concert, SUB Spring Concert
Italy-based midfielder Isaac Coffie has been handed his debut call-up to the Black Stars for next month’s matches against Malawi and Liberia.The Chievo enforcer is among the 24 players invited by coach Kwesi Appiah for the two matches.Berekum Chelsea midfielder Solomon Asante, who was left out of June’s World Cup qualifier against Lesotho, returns after fears over his nationality were allayed.“We sought clarification from the Burkina FA and they have confirmed that he only played for them in friendlies,” coach Appiah told Ghanafa.org.“This means he is eligible to play for Ghana as he is Ghanaian by birth.”The coach also named five home-based players including the Berekum Chelsea duo of Ernest Sowah and Emmanuel Clottey. Several players including Andre Ayew and Emmanuel Agyemang- Badu, who missed this month’s friendly against China, return to the squad.The Black Stars will host Malawi in Accra on 8 September in the first-leg of the final qualifier for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.They will travel to Monrovia three days later to play Liberia in an international friendly.SquadGoalkeepers: Adam Kwarasey (Stromgodset, Norway), Ernest Sowah(Berekum Chelsea),Fatau Dauda (AshantiGold) Defenders: Daniel Opare(Standard Liege, Belgium),Harrison Afful(Esperance, Tunisia), Razak Nuhu (Stromgodset, Norway), Samuel Inkoom (Dnipro, Ukraine), John Boye (Rennes, France), Isaac Vorsah (Hoffenheim, Germany), Jerry Akaminko (Eskisehirspor, Turkey), Rashid Sumaila (Kotoko)Midfielders: Anthony Annan(Osasuna, Spain),Isaac Coffie (Chievo, Italy), Derek Boateng (Dnipro, Ukraine), Emmanuel Agyemang Badu (Udinese, Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy), Christian Atsu (Porto, Portugal), Solomon Asante (Berekum Chelsea), Andre Ayew (Marseille, France)Strikers: Jordan Ayew (Marseille, France), Boakye Yiadom (Juventus, Italy), Emmanuel Clottey (Berekum Chelsea), Abdul Majeed Warris (Hacken, Sweden), Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain,UAE)
British Open 2019: Brooks Koepka not satisfied with 2019 major results The idea behind the decision was to give more precedence to the season-ending FedEx Cup Playoffs on the PGA Tour, which will conclude in August this year to avoid clashes with the start of the NFL season.But Rose, speaking ahead of the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush, believes the new format does not give enough precedence to the majors or allow players to fully find their groove. Related News “One major a month, I think in my opinion they’re too soon,” he said.”It’s too condensed. As a professional in terms of trying to peak for something, the process that’s involved in trying to do that can be detailed and it can be longer than a month. So that’s my reasoning for that.”But I also think it’s pretty much driven by FedExCup, wanting to finish on a certain date, everything else having to fit in where it can.”For me a major championship should be the things that are protected the most. That’s how all of our careers ultimately are going to be measured. “Thirty, 40 years ago there wasn’t a FedExCup so if you’re trying to compare one career to another career, Jack [Nicklaus] versus Tiger [Woods], it’s the majors that are the benchmarks. For them to be tweaked so much I think is quite interesting at this point.”Last look at @royalportrush before a few days with the family…. #TheOpen pic.twitter.com/zlREPzbceY— Justin ROSE (@JustinRose99) July 12, 2019Rose placed in a tie for second at The Open at Carnoustie 12 months ago, two shots shy of Francesco Molinari.The Englishman was also well in contention at last month’s U.S. Open but struggled to find his rhythm on the final day and finished joint-third.Rose is not surprised he has been unable to add to the solitary major title he won at the 2013 U.S. Open, but remains confident of winning more of golf’s big four trophies. PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — Justin Rose has questioned the decision to tinker with the scheduling of major tournaments in 2019 and feels the events are “too condensed.”This year saw the U.S. PGA Championship switch from August to May, meaning all four major championships were scheduled for four consecutive months between April and July. British Open 2019: Tiger Woods lauds Brooks Koepka despite apparent Portrush snub “They are hard to win and you’ve seen great players not win one. I’m still obviously grateful to have that major under my belt,” he added. “I’ve had three second-place finishes in majors since then. Augusta [in 2017 when he lost a play-off to Sergio Garcia at the Masters], that was one-arm-in-the-jacket type situation but you never skip through a career without a little bit of heartache along the way.”I feel like I’d like maybe a couple more chances, but I’ve definitely given myself some looks and if I keep doing that I know the door will open again.”
DES MOINES — Governor Kim Reynolds is recommending that Iowa schools close for four weeks. State public health officials were notified Sunday of four additional positive cases of COVID-19 and public health investigators were unable to determine how two of those Iowans got the virus. It’s more confirmation that what’s called “community spread” is happening here.“Unfortunately, we know now that we have substantial community spread across our state,” she said Sunday night, “which takes us to the next level of response.”Reynolds recorded and released a video message Sunday evening. She’ll hold a news conference later today. Her decision on school closures is a reversal from Saturday night, when Reynolds told reporters schools should make those decisions on a case-by-case basis. Now, Reynolds is recommending that all Iowa schools close for a month.“We know that these are unprecedented times and we understand that school closures have an impact on children, families and the workforce, but this next step goes a long way to protect our vulnerable Iowans and mitigate further spread of the virus,” Reynolds said in the video. “It also protects students, teachers and staff with underlying health conditions and it aligns with social distancing recommendations to protect all Iowans.”During this emergency, Reynolds indicated state officials aim to help Iowa parents with child care, although she has not shared the details of what’s being planned. Arrangements are being made to provide meals to low-income students.“This is a very fluid situation,” Reynolds said in the video. “As testing ramps up we expect the number of positive COVID-19 cases to increase in the days and weeks to come…My ask of you is that you know the facts, remain calm and to do your part in helping us mitigate the spread of this virus.”Twenty-two positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Iowa. Two of the cases identified Sunday are related to international travel. Both are residents of Allamakee County. One is middle aged and the other is under the age of 18. The third case identified Sunday is a Johnson County resident, but the person was not on the Egyptian cruise that led to other cases in Johnson County and investigators do not know how the person contracted COVID-19. The fourth individual is a middle-aged Polk County resident and, again, public health officials do not know how they got the virus.In other action Sunday, the governor has extended a disaster proclamation that lets Iowa grocers and other retailers refuse to accept empty bottles and cans from customers seeking their nickle deposit fees. Grocers have long complained many empties are filthy and should not be introduced in an environment where food is sold.https://youtu.be/5pIo2Veg06E
This recognition came just before Ecobank Cabo Verde, Gambia, Liberia and Zimbabwe won Best Bank at the EMEA Finance African Banking Awards on December 5.“Bank of the Year” and “Best Bank” in prestigious London awards ceremonies. The judging panels were impressed by Ecobank’s sound management, business model and strategic initiatives as well as its pioneering technology Lomé, Togo, December 9, 2019.Ecobank wins the “Bank of the Year” and “Best Bank” at the Banker and EMEA Finance Awards in London. Ecobank Cameroon, Gambia and Rwanda won Bank of the Year at The Banker Awards on November 28.This recognition came just before Ecobank Cabo Verde, Gambia, Liberia and Zimbabwe won Best Bank at the EMEA Finance African Banking Awards on December 5.The Banker is the most prestigious global financial publication and EMEA Finance is widely read by the international banking community.Ade Ayeyemi, Group CEO of Ecobank said: “We are pleased to be recognized as ‘Bank of the Year’ and ‘Best Bank’ in two distinguished award ceremonies in London. This confirms the strength of our brand in multiple countries across Africa, our unique pan-African platform and innovative banking products and solutions. Indeed, our One Bank strategy is providing the desired banking excellence for our consumer, commercial and corporate customers across the 33 countries in which we operate on the continent.”The judging panels were impressed by Ecobank’s sound management, business model and strategic initiatives as well as its pioneering technology. They highlighted the bank’s recent innovations, including digitalized trade finance products, Ecobank Online and Omni Lite, digital payment solution, Ecobank Pay, and cross-border remittance solution, Rapid transfer.These products are transforming the banking sector and empowering African businesses by providing accessibility and affordability.Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (‘ETI’) (www.Ecobank.com) is the parent company of the Ecobank Group, the leading independent pan-African banking group. The Ecobank Group employs over 15,000 people and serves about 20 million customers in the consumer, commercial and corporate banking sectors across 33 African countries.The Group has a banking license in France and representative offices in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Johannesburg, South Africa; Beijing, China; London, the UK and Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.The Group offers a full suite of banking products, services and solutions including bank and deposit accounts, loans, cash management, advisory, trade, securities, wealth and asset management. ETI is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchanges in Lagos, the Ghana Stock Exchange in Accra, and the Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières in Abidjan.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)