Local orphan puppy wins spot for Puppy Bowl XV

first_imgLocal orphan puppy wins spot for Puppy Bowl XV KUSI Newsroom, Posted: January 20, 2019 January 20, 2019 KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – PUPPY BOWL XV superstars joined us in house this morning from the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

UBM Has No Plans to Shut Down Canon Titles

first_imgEven after shrinking its print magazine operation by some 35 titles over the last two years, United Business Media says it has no plans to close down any of the 24 print publications it purchased late last month in the $287 million acquisition of Canon Communications.Last week, UBM formed UBM Electronics, a new company it says combines UBM’s existing EE Times Group portfolio with Canon’s electronics related products, including the EDN brands and Test & Measurement World. A UBM spokesperson says Canon’s non-electronics magazines will be managed “using the same approach as we use to manage all the other UBM titles” under the UBM Canon publishing group, which is headed by Canon’s Ron Wall as senior vice president.Since the beginning of 2009, UBM has continued to reduce the size of its magazine publishing operation, having shut down 31 titles in 2009 and four more through the first half of 2010. (No titles were closed during the third quarter.) The reductions, however, have resulted in profit increases. While print sales are down 15.3 percent to approximately $163.7 million through the third quarter this year, adjusted operating profit grew to about $5.6 million from $2 million during the same nine-month period last year.As of September 30 (prior to the close of the Canon deal), UBM published a total of 106 print magazines in the U.S. and abroad.last_img read more

Ban on Instant Noodles to Shrink Maggis Brand Value by ₹1300 Crore

first_imgBrand value of Maggi is expected to fall by over $200 million or nearly ₹1,300 crore, as a result of a ban on the popular instant noodles by Indian authorities.On 5 June, the food regulator mandated Maggi-maker Nestle India to recall all the available stock in the market following confirmation of harmful levels of lead in the ‘two-minute noodles’.Nestle India is estimated to recall 27,420 tonnes of Maggi noodles, including about 1,422 tonnes of noodles that are at its five factories in the country. Currently, the factories have halted the production of Maggi noodles.Before the ban, Maggi’s brand had a valuation of $2.4 billion and its manufacturer was the 23rd most valuable global food brand. A loss of $50 million in recalling Maggi noodles along with “damaged brand” is estimated to shrink the brand value to $2.2 billion, according to Brand Finance.”Nestlé will have to turn around swiftly to ensure that the Maggi brand can retain its dominance in the Indian market. If not, the Nestlé brand itself could be at risk as the Nestlé logo prominently features on the back of Maggi noodles packaging, making it synonymous with the Maggi brand,” Brand Finance CEO David Haigh told NDTV Profit.Nestle India on Monday estimated the loss in recalling Maggi noodles at ₹320 crore.Nestle India is reportedly using 10,000 trucks to carry over 27,000 tonnes of recalled Maggi noodles to the incineration centres. Destruction of such a huge amount of controversial noodles recalled from over 3.5 million retailers is expected to last for at least 40 days, Livemint reported.A drop in Maggi sales is expected to have a major impact on Nestle India’s performance, as the noodles account for 15 to 20% of the company’s overall revenues. Nestle occupies 60% of share in the instant noodle market in the country.”Sales of Maggi brand have increased by 21 per cent CAGR over the past 10 years (sales contribution rising by 1,100 basis points) but have remained weak over the past two years – a trend that is likely to persist near-term (impacted by rising competition and muted consumer environment),” Barclays told Business Today on 4 June.Shares of Nestle India traded at ₹5,850.00 on Wednesday, down over 17% from ₹7,064.85 on 27 May.last_img read more

Lonavalas famous Maganlal Chikki goes off shelves after failing FDA drug test

first_imgFDA [Representational image]Reuters fileA small hill station around 60km away from Pune is extremely famous for its Chikki that no trip to Lonavala is complete without buying Maganlal Chikki.Earlier this week, the Maganlal Chikki, a Lonavala landmark was forced to pull off its products from the market after a team from Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) found it had no quality control measures in place to prove its products were fit for human consumption. It is to be noted that Maganlal Chikki dominates the sweet manufacturers’ segment all across Maharashtra.A raid was carried out at the manufacturing and packaging unit of Maganlal Food Products by food officers from FDA’s Pune branch on December 11 and found out that the manufacturer was involved in violating several rules of the Food Standards and Safety Act, 2006.Hindustan Times reported that the unit lacked quality-check system, its food safety standards lacked national accreditation, and there were hygiene lapses in the manufacturing process.The report filed by Food Safety Officer of the Pune region, RR Kakade, revealed that there is no assurance on the product being manufactured by the company that it is fit for consumption. The company has never carried out a food quality test in any laboratory approved by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India or accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL).One of the owners of the company, Mangesh Agarwal argued that the allegation made by the FDA was entire “documentary in nature”. He further said that “The fact is, there is no food adulteration or spurious substance. There were small packaging and technical errors against which the FDA took action.”One of the co-owners Ashok Agarwal said all the compliances would be done at the earliest. He added that “We have completed the process of sending products to a NABL accredited laboratory. We have also started hiring a technical person to supervise the products. ..in two days, our factory will start functioning again.”last_img read more

About JayZ Mind Your Business

first_imgBy Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.com“I’m not a businessman; I’m a business man!Let me handle my business, damn”-Jay-Z(From “Diamonds From Sierra Leone” (the Remix)By Kanye West, featuring Jay-Z)Last week, Jay-Z arguably the greatest rapper of all-time, as well as a generous philanthropist from time to time, got dragged by many through the social media muck.The “controversy” was sparked when it was announced, Jay through his company Roc Nation (a sports management entity) would advise the NFL on entertainment and the Super Bowl and perhaps engage the league on somewhat dubious issues of social justice. Afterall, this is the same league that has essentially blackballed Colin Kaepernick for taking a knee in protest of seemingly ubiquitous law enforcement assaults against Black bodies.But, before the tumult over Jay getting in bed with NFL Commissioner Roger Goddell, and the 32 other White men who own every franchise in the league, could die down, a subsequent report by TMZ asserted Jay (born Shawn Carter) will acquire a “significant ownership interest,” in an undisclosed team. So, that would be a milestone of sorts; there has never been a Black man or any person of color who had a “significant ownership interest” in an NFL team.Sean YoesBut, as news of the mogul rapper’s possible NFL ownership wafted through social media, Carter stirred up the bitter gumbo of Black Twitter when he seemingly dismissed Kap (who sacrificed his NFL career for the Black Lives Matter movement) when he allegedly said, “I think we’re past kneeling…I think it’s time for action.” As I alluded to earlier in this column, the Black-lash (including myriad memes and salty comments) against Carter has been fast and furious from various corners. Eric Reid, currently a safety for the Carolina Panthers, who is Kap’s best friend also knelt with the former 49’er quarterback when he played with San Francisco. Reid not unexpectedly called Carter’s deal with the NFL “despicable.”But, I think some of ya’ll got Jay, um, messed up.The beef some have with the man born into poverty in the Marcy Projects of Brooklyn (now his net worth is about a billion dollars), brings to mind for me the 1993 Nike ad when NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley declared, “I am not a role model.”“I am not paid to be a role model. I am paid to wreak havoc on the basketball court,” Barkley added in the now iconic ad. “Parents should be role models. Just because I dunk a basketball doesn’t mean I should raise your kids.” It was an incendiary message in the ears of some and people have been debating the role of actors, athletes and yes, rappers in the vital and often perilous affairs of Black people ever since.I know three things about Jay-Z: he can rap, he has a beautiful wife, he has a lot of money. That means I know virtually nothing about him. And neither do the millions of people around the globe who have an opinion one way or another about how Shawn Carter moves through the world.I also know he’s been listing his priorities for decades and it seems clear for Jay the bottom line has always been the bottom line. He said the following in the song, “Moment of Clarity,” on his 2003 offering, The Black Album:“We as rappers must decide what’s most importantAnd I can’t help the poor if I’m one of themSo I got rich and gave back to me that’s the win, win”Why would anybody (who has been paying attention for the last two decades) be surprised or appalled to know this uber capitalist is making a paper play with the NFL? People keep asking, why is he doing this?Maybe what they should be asking is, why wouldn’t he?Shawn Carter is actually only charged with making provision for a hand full of people on this earth: himself, his wife and their three children.Although he is also known as “J-Hovah, the god MC,” Jay-Z most assuredly is not God. We should treat him accordingly.Sean Yoes is the AFRO’s Baltimore editor and author of, Baltimore After Freddie Gray: Real Stories From One of America’s Great Imperiled Cities.last_img read more

AAI celebrates 23rd Annual Day with a cultural extravaganza

first_imgAirports Authority of India (AAI), the mainstay of Civil Aviation in the country, celebrated its 23rd Annual Day on April 1, at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi with a cultural extravaganza – ‘Horizon.’ Jayant Sinha, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation was the Chief Guest of the event.The colourful evening of music and celebration started with the felicitation of AAI airports that made a mark in ACI-ASQ and CSI awards respectively. While the Airport Directors of Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Indore, and Pune were felicitated for their respective airports making it under various categories of the coveted list of ACI-ASQ Awards 2017, APDs of AAI’s Raipur, Udaipur and Dehradun were felicitated for their respective airports achieving first, second and third ranks in the Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Survey. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfApart from various airports, Subhash Kumar, General Manager (Fire), the recipient of President’s Medal for Fire Safety was also felicitated. While addressing the audience, Jayant Sinha congratulated AAI family and acknowledged the significant role it plays in the growth of the civil aviation sector in India. He applauded significant strides that AAI made in the last year in terms of financial performance and also commended its CSR initiatives in serving the society. This was followed by an exciting cultural evening.last_img read more