NEW YORK | There are no meals anymore, only snacks.As around-the-clock grazing upends the way people eat, companies are reimagining foods that aren’t normally seen as snacks to elbow in on the trend. That means everything including grilled chicken, cereal, chocolate, peanut butter and even Spam are now being marketed as snacks.Some are trying to jump into the party by playing up protein. Meat processing giant Tyson launched Hillshire Snacking this year with packs of cut-up chicken that people are supposed to grab and eat with their hands (120 calories per pack). Canned meat maker Hormel is testing “Spam Snacks,” which are dried chunks of the famous meat in re-sealable bags (220 calories per bag).Two packs of Hillshire Snacking Grilled Chicken Bites are arranged for a photo, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, in New York. Meat processing giant Tyson launched the 120-calorie packs. As around-the-clock grazing upends the way people eat, companies are reimagining foods that arent normally seen as snacks to elbow in on the trend. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)People with a sweet tooth aren’t being forgotten. After years of slumping cereal sales, Kellogg recently introduced Kellogg’s To Go pouches, which hold slightly larger pieces of cereal the company says were “specifically created to be eaten by hand” (190 calories per pouch, which is comparable in size to a bag of potato chips).Even Hershey is trying to become more of a snacks player with “snack mixes” that seem like trail mix, except with Reese’s peanut butter cups and mini chocolate bars (280 calories per package).“People are snacking more and more, sometimes instead of meals, sometimes with meals, and sometimes in between meals,” said Marcel Nahm, who heads North American snacks for Hershey.He said Hershey’s research shows some people snack “10 times a day.”Snacking has been encroaching on meals for years, of course, fueled in part by the belief that several smaller meals a day are better than three big ones. Snacks now account for half of all eating occasions, with breakfast and lunch in particular becoming “snackified,” according to the Hartman Group, a food industry consultancy.But more recently, the blurring lines are making people reach for snacks with benefits they might otherwise get from a meal, like protein or fiber. That has led to ingredients like chickpeas, lentils and quinoa popping up in snacks. And it’s inspiring some companies to try and transform everyday foods into more exciting snacks.Snacks can have good profit margins, too. Prices will vary depending on the retailer, but the suggested retail price for a snack pack of Hillshire’s grilled chicken is $2.49, while Kellogg’s To Go pouch sells for about $2.Kellogg is also marketing regular bowls of cereal as a late-night snack, and says it can do more to push Pop-Tarts as an anytime snack. Hormel recently introduced Skippy P.B. Bites, which are candy-like balls of peanut butter marketed as filling treats for kids.A serving has 160 calories and 8 grams of sugar, with each canister containing six servings. The canister costs around $3.50 and isn’t supposed to be a single snack, but Hormel president Jim Snee says “unfortunately it can end up being that.”Prescribing an ideal eating pattern for everyone is difficult given people’s varying lifestyles, said Claudia Zapata, a registered dietitian in San Antonio, Texas. But she noted that snacks should generally be 250 calories at most and are meant to tide people over between meals.“Well, that was the point of snacks back then. I don’t know what the point is now,” she said.Zapata noted there is a lot of mindless eating going on, and that people should stop and ask themselves whether they’re even hungry before diving into a snack. “It may be that you just need water,” she said.For food makers, the bigger priority seems to be delivering maximum convenience so people can eat wherever and whenever the spirit moves them.“I don’t like things that have to be assembled,” said Bridget Callahan, a part-time student and freelance writer in Wilmington, North Carolina who says she snacks six or seven times a day.Callahan says she picks snacks like protein bars and oranges that she can carry around in her purse.The various efforts to court snackers may not succeed over the long term, but Kellogg promises that the pouches for its cereal snacks are “ergonomically designed to allow fingers to easily access the food” and Hershey describes its snack mixes as perfect for “one-handed eating.”And while it may seem odd to snack on meat with bare hands, Hillshire says its research shows people don’t mind.“The meat is quality meat, so people would take it and dip it with their fingers,” said Jeff Caswell, general manager of Hillshire Snacking.Already, Caswell said the company is looking at turning other meats into portable finger foods.To see people react to eating Tyson’s chicken packets, go to: https://youtu.be/qwDSJW9amfIFollow Candice Choi at www.twitter.com/candicechoi
E.P. CEST “Barca are a great team and they have Messi too,” said the former Spain and Real Madrid man. “We will try to face them while being recognisable (as ourselves), but taking everything to the limit to stop Messi and the rest. Lopetegui: “Llevaremos todo al límite para parar a Messi y al Barça” IN SPORT.ES 18/06/2020 Upd. at 21:21 Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui is looking forward to Friday’s clash with Barcelona at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan. “We will not think about anything that’s not the game, the team, the level and the demands that an opponent like that means. We’re focused on being capable to answering this great challenge of facing Barcelona, who are strong again and have clear signs of their identity.”
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From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., there are Black Jack Downhill Rides leaving from Sacred Ride on 200 Block of Baker Street, heading up Give Out.Sunday, its Morning Mountain Madness.From 9:30-10:30 a.m., its the Kids Cross Country races from ages two to 12 sponsored by Nelson and District Credit Union.At 11 a.m. it’s the Women’s Enduro Short and Long Course Event before the Men’s Enduro Short and Long Course Event at 1 p.m.The Fat Tire Festival is held every year in memory of Cam Alexander, a friend and avid cyclist who lost his life tragically while riding his bike 22 years ago. For more information go to the Nelson Fat Tire Festival website. The four-day Fat Tire Festival 2017 kicked off Thursday in grand style with Rosemont Jump Jam at the Bike Park next to the Skatepark in Nelson.Riders young and old braved the bike park track for the timed pump track race to begin the four-day Fat Tire Festival. Later, seasoned riders competed in the High Jump contest.Friday, at 5:45 p.m. the scene shifts to Baker Street for the annual Fat Tire Festival parade led by Nelson Police. Parade entrants are asked to meet at Civic Auto Repair in the 700 Block of Baker Street.Saturday, its Kootenay Kasino Day.From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., its the Trans Canada Great Trail 25th year Anniversary Celebration happening at Morning Mountain. There will be a barbecue celebration as well as cool give-aways and a scavenger hunt for the kids.At 3 p.m. there’s the Morning Mountain Poker Ride.
Connacht Rugby have announced the signing of 29 year old prop Paddy McAllister from English Premiership side Gloucester. McAllister joined Gloucester from Aurillac in France having previously made 44 appearances for his native Ulster. He has played for Ireland at Schools, U19 & U20 level. Announcing the signing, Connacht Forwards Coach Jimmy Duffy said: “We are delighted to announce that Paddy McAllister will be joining Connacht at the beginning of next season. Paddy is a powerful scrummager and strong ball carrier. He is a player that I have been impressed with and I think he will be a good addition to our squad next season.” Commenting on the move to Connacht, Paddy McAllister said; “I am delighted to sign for Connacht and hugely looking forward to joining the squad next season. There is no doubt that Connacht are a team on the rise. There is huge excitement surrounding Connacht at the moment both on and off the field and I hope to contribute to that from next season. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank the players, staff and supporters of Gloucester for their support during my time with the club and for my family for their continued support.”print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
The winners will be revealed at the 2019 TG4 All-Star Awards Banquet, in association with Lidl, which will be held at theCitywest Hotel on Saturday, November 16. The nominees have been announced for the 2019 TG4 Players’ Player of the year awards in the Senior, Intermediate and Juniorgrades. There are two Dublin players in the running for the Senior award, as six-time TG4 All Star Sinéad Goldrick and Siobhán McGrath, who’s won three All-Stars, have been nominated for the prestigious individual accolade alongside Galway’s Louise Ward. Goldrick and McGrath were named in the 2018 TG4 All Star team, while Goldrick, who scored a crucial goal for Dublin in the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Final victory over Galway as the Sky Blues claimed three-in-a-row, is a previous Senior Players’ Player of the Year nominee from 2012.McGrath and Ward are both nominated for the Senior Players’ Player of the Year award for the first time.Both Goldrick and Ward are preparing for huge games next Sunday, as they line out for their respective clubs in provincialSenior club finals.Goldrick is a key player for Dublin outfit Foxrock-Cabinteely, who are aiming for a fifth straight Leinster Senior title whenthey tackle Laois representatives Sarsfields.Ward and Kilkerrin-Clonberne, meanwhile, will aim to retain their Connacht crown when they face off against Roscommon outfitKilbride.All three Senior Players’ Player of the Year nominees have also been nominated for TG4 All Star awards.After producing a Player of the Match display in the TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Final, Aishling Moloney is nominated fora Players’ Player of the Year award in this grade.Moloney, who was also nominated for the Intermediate award in 2017, is joined on the three-player shortlist by Tipperary colleague Orla O’Dwyer, and Meath goalkeeper Monica McGuirk.Moloney and McGuirk are also nominated for TG4 All Star awards.In the Junior grade, Louth’s TG4 All-Ireland winning captain Kate Flood could be collecting a third Players’ Player of theYear award.Flood, a winner in 2015 and 2018, is nominated again after lifting the West County Hotel for the Wee County at Croke Parkon September 15.Flood produced a Player of the Match display in the Final victory over Fermanagh but she faces stiff opposition in the raceto be crowned TG4 Junior Players’ Player of the Year.Fermanagh’s prolific young forward Eimear Smyth, who was The Croke Park/LGFA Player of the Month for April, is also nominated,as is Hannah Noonan, a former Dublin player who enjoyed an excellent season for beaten All-Ireland semi-finalists London.The nominees in all three categories have all been selected by their fellow players, who could not vote for their own team-mates.TG4 Senior Players’ Player of the Year Award NomineesSinéad Goldrick (Dublin)*Siobhán McGrath (Dublin)*Louise Ward (Galway)*TG4 Intermediate Players’ Player of the Year Award NomineesMonica McGuirk (Meath)*Aishling Moloney (Tipperary)*Orla O’Dwyer (Tipperary)TG4 Junior Players’ Player of the Year Award NomineesKate Flood (Louth)Hannah Noonan (London)Eimear Smyth (Fermanagh)*(also nominated for a TG4 All Star award) print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
There’s a public relations brochure template someplace that reads, “________ is changing the way the world does business.” If this were a Mad-Lib, you could insert the proper noun of your choice. Historically, evolutionary changes in both business and the economy that supports it, have mandated the need for subsequent changes in technology. There are certain very notable exceptions (thank you, Tim Cook), but let’s be honest and admit that databases didn’t spring up from gardens like daisies and change the landscape of business from winter into spring. There was a need for relational databases that went far beyond keeping up with the competition.So when companies say that big data will change the way you work… really? Is that the best value proposition that vendors can come up with – “It’s coming like a thunderstorm, so you’d better be prepared?” In the final part of ReadWriteWeb’s conversation with IBM Vice President for Big Data Anjul Bhambhri, which continues from part 2, I told her a true story about a customer on a vendor webcast that was set in its ways and resisted the change that the PR folks were saying was inevitable.Scott Fulton, ReadWriteWeb As you probably know on a deeper level than I, the reason for database siloing dates way, way back to the 1970s and ’80s when computing products were purchased on a department-by-department basis. Way back in the mainframe era – which IBM helped the world inaugurate (so it’s your fault) – computing products were purchased, deployed, configured, programmed by the people in finance, in budgeting, in human resources, in insurance management, in payroll. And these were all disparate systems. The archival data that has amassed from this era is based on these ancient foundations, which it only seems to make sense to those who developed software for a living to say, “We’ve got the power to make it all fit together now, why not use it?”But I was on a webcast the other day listening to a fellow for about 60 minutes, making exactly your case. Why we should remove silos from big organizations, and make the effort to develop ways of merging big data into “usable meshes,” he called them. It was a good point and it lasted for 60 minutes. And the first question he got from somebody texting in was, “Simple question: Why?” And the presenter said, “What do you mean, why?” And he said, “Okay, don’t you know that these silos exist for a reason? Businesses like ours [I think he was in banking] have departments, and these departments have controls and policies that prevent information from being visible to people in other departments of the business.” And he asked, “Why would you make me spend millions of dollars rearchitecting my data to become all one base, and then spend millions more dollars implementing policies and protections to re-institute the controls that I already have?” And the presenter was baffled; he never expected that question, and he never really answered.So I wonder if that question has ever been shot your direction, and you ever batted it out of the park?Anjul Bhambhri, IBM: What you said, I agree with that completely. There’s a reason this has happened. And it doesn’t matter what we do; you can’t just get all this data into one place. Data is going to be where it is in an enterprise. There may be department-level decisions that were made, department-level applications that are running on top of it. And nobody’s going to like [some guy coming in saying] “Let me bring this all together.” It’s too much of an investment that has been made over the years. In hindsight, we can always say this is the way things should have been architected. But the reality is that this is how things have been architected, and you run into this in almost all the enterprises. Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Tags:#Big Data#hack#Interviews scott fulton How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Related Posts Scott Fulton, ReadWriteWeb: As complicated as these tools will need to be, is it fair to just proclaim today, right now, that they will have to be delivered as a service, as a cloud-based application, rather than as software as we have come to define it since the 1980s?Anjul Bhambhri: I would say both. It makes sense for some of these capabilities to be available as a service. Just like on Yelp, you go look at reviews of restaurants, if there was something you wanted to know about it – “How is my XYZ plan being perceived in a particular geography?” – and there was a service that could provide that information, underneath they would still be using these big data platforms and capabilities, but consumers would certainly look at the value of the service like that. I think analytics being available as a service is going to show up more and more.If they start ingesting data from these sources, they have to be cognizant of the fact that they could be dealing with very large volumes. So they don’t want the whole IT infrastructure to collapse because they didn’t anticipate what hardware they should have in place.Anjul Bhambhri, VP for Big Data, IBMThese could be public services. There could be department-level services or private clouds, like we are seeing emerge. Instead of saying, “Here’s all the data,” they may say, “What are the kinds of questions you need to ask? What information do you need, and we will provide that as a service.” They can then still maintain control of what they want to maintain control of. Within the companies, being able to provide some of this information as a service, underneath they may still be using the big data kind of technologies, but externally to the consumers within the enterprise, it will be available as a service. Anybody who wants to implement this as a service, somebody has to be using these tools and these technologies to build those services.Scott Fulton: Earlier, you characterized the data scientist’s role and distinguished that from the IT manager’s role. You mentioned that the data scientist needs to be someone focused on the meaning of how the data relates to each other, and giving the instructions to the IT manager who would be processing the data and keeping the warehouse. I take it that, by that characterization, you intentionally mean to distinguish that data scientist as someone who is outside the IT department, am I right?Anjul Bhambhri: Certainly in most of the big enterprise customers, that’s what we see. But it depends. If it’s a smaller setup, I could see those roles getting merged together. But yes, for the most part, I would make that distinction. The data scientist is somebody who really observes and discovers the data, and who is really focused on the data aspect, and what the data is telling them. And then the IT department is building that infrastructure to make sure the data platform, even if they have five warehouses, is not just limited to structured data – that they can bring in their ideal data sources, and are building an infrastructure that is scalable, that they can handle these large volumes of data that might be coming in. If they start ingesting data from these sources, they have to be cognizant of the fact that they could be dealing with very large volumes. So they don’t want the whole IT infrastructure to collapse because they didn’t anticipate what hardware they should have in place. They have to think about all of that infrastructure, at IT. Whereas the data scientist should not have to worry about that, right? Their core competency and focus should really be in gleaning that information and the value that can be derived from it.Yes, for the most part, I would say there’s a separation. But in smaller setups, it’s possible that they don’t have the luxury to do that. People have to play multiple roles and wear multiple hats.Stock photo by Shutterstock If they start ingesting data from these sources, they have to be cognizant of the fact that they could be dealing with very large volumes. So they don’t want the whole IT infrastructure to collapse because they didn’t anticipate what hardware they should have in place.Anjul Bhambhri, VP for Big Data, IBMMy response and suggestion – and we’ve actually done it with clients – has been that, you leave the data where it is. You’re not going to start moving that around. You’re not going to break those applications. You’re not going to just rewrite those applications… just to solve this problem. Really, data federation and information integration is the way to go. Data is going to reside where it is. IBM has done a very good job in terms of our federation technology and our information integration capability, where we are able to federate the queries, we can pull the right set of information from the right repositories wherever it lies. Then we can obviously do joins across these things so that we can do lookups of information in maybe the warehouse, and we can correlate it with information that may be coming from a totally different application. And all of this is done while preserving the privacy and security, the accessibility, the role-based policies that may have been implemented. We can’t ask people to change all that. We can’t have departments just start changing it. If there’s some data that they don’t want another department to see, then that has to be respected.Even in the big data space, you can imagine this is a question which comes down a lot from the big enterprises that have made huge investments in these technologies. They’re not going to have one data repository. It’s all a heterogenous environment, and it’s going to continue to stay that way. That is not going to change, nor do we expect it to change.Also, you don’t really want it to change, right? People have built those repositories and those applications because they were the best choices at the time for that class of applications. Or they may have bought solutions from vendors like SAP, or they could be ERP or CRM systems that they have bought from various vendors. Those cannot all be thrown away. If the companies were using CRM applications, for example, to really understand aspects of the customer, now we want you to continue to use that, you don’t stop using that application. But you may need to augment the information that you can get from a CRM application with what maybe social media offers around the customer, so you can really get more like a 360 view of the customer. Don’t abandon what you’ve got, but integrate. Be able to bring in these new data sources, and the level of tooling [necessary] to be able, in that single dashboard, to pool the information from these CRM applications [and] from these new data sources that may be Facebook or Twitter or text messages – to correlate this information and maybe show aspects of the customer where, if you were only looking at the CRM application, would be incomplete.I really think federation and integration is the way to go here, and not dictate that data be moved or be in a single repository. Heterogeneity is a reality, and we have to accept it and provide the technology that actually takes advantage of that heterogeneity, and respect the decisions that the customers have made.Scott Fulton: You believe the emerging tools that we talked about earlier, that we will need the data scientists to effectively learn how to use, will be tools that won’t change the underlying foundation of data as we currently have it, but simply add a layer of federation on top of that?Anjul Bhambhri: What is happening behind the scenes – To the data scientists, we really just want them to focus on that. Their expertise is needed with other data sources that are important to the organization. Given their subject matter or domain expertise, they are the best ones to recommend where else is information needs to be gleaned from. And then of course, the IT group has to make sure those can be dictated, plotted, in the data platform. They cannot say, “Okay, we have two applications running on the mainframe and all these silos, but we can’t bring in more data sources.” They obviously have to facilitate that.But from a tooling standpoint, the data scientist should be able to really – the tools have to be so easy that they can say, “If I want to know this about customer X,” and if I ask, “Just pull all data available on this customer,” that could be information coming from the warehouse, from the CRM application, from the transactional system with the latest set of transactions that the customer has had in the last day, month, whatever. And if there’s a way to say, “Okay, what is the last interaction that we had with this customer?” Maybe the customer called in, maybe he went into our Web site and did some online stuff. It could just be, random pieces of unrelated information about our customer, or it could be aggregated around the customer. But they should be able to look at, visualize these things in the tool. Because you can imagine that, just random text about this customer also has to be presented properly, so that based on the questions that are being asked, maybe things have to be highlighted, annotated so it’s visually pretty clear to the data scientist how the person exploring this data, that they don’t miss out on some important aspect of it.Making data bigger and more consumableAnjul Bhambhri, VP for Big Data, IBM: I think the tools have to be very sophisticated, that they take away anything that has to do with the underlying technology, so their federation happens behind the scenes. How many repositories were queried to pull this information out? What were the seven different data sources that were brought in? All of that has to be just completely hidden.That’s really the direction we are moving in, and for any vendor to really help our customers to embrace what’s happening in this Internet era, and really understand aspects of the business they are in, I think it’s pretty critical that this happens. We’ve seen, people have been collecting data from sensors forever. More and more things are getting instrumented, so there’s more sensor data, but it’s not like there was no sensor data a few years ago. But they just never knew how to analyze this data quickly. There were no tools available to do that. So now… at least we are starting to see, and put in front of those customers, here are the possibilities, here’s how the data can be analyzed. If there’s a lot of noise in the data, we can filter it out. So I think that is what is going to make data go to the next level; it’s going to be all around consumability. Why You Love Online Quizzes
Ohio State fans are justifiably still giddy about their team’s College Football Playoff National Championship victory two weeks ago. One fan decided to show her support with a huge OSU-themed cake, and in the process, honored deceased Buckeye lineman Kosta Karageorge.Karageorge, a walk-on, went missing in late November, and eventually turned up dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He had suffered a number of sports-related concussions (he also wrestled at OSU) before his disappearance. He wore No. 53 during his time with the program.Here’s the photo of the baked tribute, from a fan named Arlena McCoy:@EzekielElliott Here’s the cake I made Saturday for, The Ohio State Buckeyes Football Team… pic.twitter.com/IOqc9xO8KB— Arlena M. McCoy (@McCoyArlena) January 26, 2015Pretty cool, and it’s good that the Buckeye faithful are keeping Kostageorge’s memory alive, even in atypical fashion.
zoom Danish shipping giant Maersk Line has decided to suspend the MSAR trial once the remaining fuel on its test vessel has been consumed, the supplier of MSAR emulsion technology and fuel Quadrise Fuels International informed.Although Maersk said that the trial has been successful to date, the decision was made on the back of the ship’s unscheduled dry dock visit in early March, however the drydocking and the decision to suspend “are not related.”“Following an operational redeployment of the vessel upon completion of the dry-docking the vessel will not be able to bunker at Algeciras,” Maersk said, adding that it is currently considering alternative test vessels within its fleet for a continuation of the trial programme, though it is unlikely that the trial will be resumed before the fourth quarter of 2017.“During the MSAR trial program Maersk has enjoyed a close and professional collaboration with both our technology partner QFI, and supply partner CEPSA, resulting in a smooth operation during which the fuel has performed well,” Niels H. Bruss, Head of Future Solutions, Maersk Line, said.The company added that Wärtsilä will carry out a detailed inspection of the test vessel’s engine during the next few months to verify and document the performance of the test vessel while operating on MSAR fuel, with a view to issuing an Interim letter of no objection (LONO) to confirm the fuel is safe and suitable for the Wärtsilä RT-Flex engine type.Maersk has confirmed that it wants to continue to work with Quadrise to explore the commercial options for Marine MSAR after the issuance of the Interim LONO.“We are clearly disappointed that Maersk will have to suspend the trial for operational reasons that are unrelated to the MSAR operational trial. However, we are pleased that Maersk has reconfirmed that the trial to date has been successful and that an interim inspection will be completed in the spring, as originally scheduled,” Mike Kirk, Executive Chairman of QFI plc, said.
VANCOUVER – Postmedia Network Inc. has struck a deal with Indochino to provide $40 million of advertising to the custom clothier in exchange for an undisclosed portion of its revenue in the Canadian market.Postmedia’s print and digital brands include national and regional newspapers such as the National Post, the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and the Calgary Herald.As part of its agreement with Vancouver-based Indochino, Postmedia (TSX:PNC.B) will also have the opportunity to buy discounted shares of Indochino if the company goes public.It isn’t the first time Postmedia has exchanged advertising with a company for a cut of its future revenue.In 2016, Mogo Finance Technology Inc. signed a three-year agreement for at least $50 million of promotional commitments from Postmedia in exchange for a percentage of revenue and rights to buy stock (TSX:MOGO) in the digital financial company.It also forged a similar deal with Agility Forex Ltd.’s international payments and currency transfers services, though Postmedia did not disclose the duration of the deal, the value of the advertising space or the revenue it expects to receive.