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IRFU say snack advertising is in bad taste

first_imgEmail Blatant attempt by food distributors to capitalise on popularity of rugby The Irish Rugby Football Union has made contact, through its solicitors, with Largo Foods, the distributors of Hunky Dorys, and requested that they immediately withdraw the current advertising campaign, the strap line for which claims Hunky Dorys to be ‘Proud Sponsors of Irish Rugby’. Padraig Power, Commercial and Marketing Director, IRFU, stated: “This advertising campaign is in very bad taste and one which the IRFU would not want to be associated with in any way”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Firstly, its blatant exploitation of women is tasteless and base, and quite simply unacceptable. Irish Rugby has a strong family focus and would not tolerate any connection with such an approach”. The campaign imagery launched by Hunk Dory’s urges “fans to get behind their team”, to “join in and get dirty” and uses phrases such as “Scrum – ptious” and “get to know the girls” in the locker room.  Mr Power added; “Secondly, the claim that the product is a ‘Proud Sponsor of Irish Rugby’ implies that the company is a significant sponsor of the game in this country, though the IRFU. This is absolutely untrue and a cynical ploy in an attempt to capitalise on the games popularity. By doing so it has the potential to undermine the legitimate claims of the many genuine sponsors and supporters of Irish Rugby whose investment has been a key element in the success of rugby at grass roots level throughout the country, and of our Provincial and National Teams”.“In addition to pursuing the immediate withdrawal of the campaign through legal means we are also writing to the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland bringing to their attention the misleading claims”.“We would hope that the management of Largo Foods would withdraw the campaign immediately”. Advertisement Linkedin Previous articleMother and son arrested in drugs haulNext articleBomb scare at McDonalds Limerick admin NewsLocal NewsIRFU say snack advertising is in bad tasteBy admin – April 27, 2010 492 center_img Print WhatsApp Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

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Jamestown Furniture Maker Anticipates Hiring More Workers

first_imgJAMESTOWN — Officials from Bestar-Bush say they are anticipating the addition of 30-40 employees to the workforce in the coming weeks at the company’s recently reopened facility in Jamestown.Mark Weppner, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Design and Engineering, says the move is a result of the company’s growing sales through e-commerce. Bestar and Bush Industries, Inc. previously merged in January, which Weppner says resulted in the furniture manufacture accelerating in recent months such as desks, file cabinets, chairs and bookcases.“Both Bestar and Bush were growing rapidly prior to our merger due to our excellence at selling furniture online, and now more than ever that’s where consumers are buying,” he said. “Although our Jamestown manufacturing facility was closed for several weeks, our distribution centers in Erie, Pennsylvania and Sacramento, California remained open, and our sales continued to climb. Now that our factory is open we to need replenish our inventory to meet the demand – at a time when many people in our region are looking for work. It’s the perfect time to grow our team.”Positions will be posted on the careers page under “contact us” at Bush.co as specific needs are finalized. Contact [email protected] for more information. Employees in Jamestown, Erie, and Sacramento as well as in Bestar-Bush’s Canadian facilities must follow new safety protocols including social distancing, frequent hand sanitizing and washing, wearing face masks, entering and exiting through specific doors only, and mandatory temperature checks. Office employees continue to work from home.“Our employees’ safety and wellbeing has been our top priority throughout this and will continue to be as we move forward,” Weppner said. “Our team has done an outstanding job of meeting our customers’ needs while working from home, and our distribution centers are doing excellent work shipping a record number of products and most importantly staying safe and healthy.”Weppner does not expect the company’s growth to slow down. New finishes for many of the Bush Furniture brand’s most popular collections including Cabot, Salinas, Somerset and Key West will debut this summer to give customers a greater color variety for their homes. Meanwhile, he expects a surge in commercial-grade Bush Business Furniture orders as companies elect to keep their employees home permanently, and those that return to work reconfigure their offices.“Now that companies are more comfortable with remote work, we’re expecting further growth in home office sales as many of them make a permanent shift to work from home. We’ve added many contemporary finish options to our commercial-grade products as well to make them accessible to the work from home professional,” Weppner said. “We’re also anticipating many office redesigns in the near future to focus more on giving employees personal space. You’ll see less open plan or shared environments and more private offices, cubicle panels or privacy screens, all of which we provide.”E-commerce continues to drive Bestar-Bush’s success with online retailers such as Wayfair, Amazon, Overstock and Cymax leading the way, along with the websites of office superstores Office Depot and Staples. Weppner credits that success to the company’s e-commerce capabilities, including same-day shipping with products designed and packaged for nationwide delivery in three to five business days.Bestar-Bush has also invested in sales and marketing professionals who are experts in e-commerce, Weppner said. These positions include 3D graphic designers who create photorealistic product renderings, content writers, sales analysts, a robust inside sales and customer service team, along with engineering and product development personnel focused on quality and safety.“Our immediate need for additional staff will be in manufacturing, but we expect to add more office positions to continue to drive our e-commerce business,” Weppner said. “This is an exciting time of growth for our company and we’re thrilled to continue our long history in Jamestown and to add to our team here.”In January, Novacap – one of Canada’s leading private equity firms – announced that Bestar, one of its portfolio companies, had acquired Bush Industries. Together, Bestar and Bush have over 130 combined years of experience in the furniture industry and employ more than 600 people.Bestar, with manufacturing facilities in Lac-Megantic and Sherbrooke, Quebec, is a designer, manufacturer, distributor and online seller of commercial office, home office, storage, bedroom, tables and garage storage furniture across North America. The company was founded in 1948. For more information, visit Bestar.ca.Bush Industries’ corporate headquarters and U.S. manufacturing operations are located in Jamestown, New York, with additional facilities in Pennsylvania, California and China. The company designs, produces and distributes home and commercial office, entertainment, bedroom, storage, seating, occasional and entryway furniture. Bush Industries was founded in 1959. For more information, visit Bush.co. 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Kross Studio 1989 Batmobile Batman desk clock is made up of 512 components » Gadget Flow

first_img– Advertisement – The Kross Studio 1989 Batmobile Batman desk clock uses 512 components to create a state-of-the-art tailor-made design. This comprises of 115 materials for the bodywork and 397 for the movement. The black aluminum composite makes the bodywork for a sophisticated finish. And the aeronautical grade scratch protection coating offers durability. Furthermore, this Batman desk clock uses the same curves and proportions as the Batmobile. Also, the in-house manual-winding movement offers power for up to 30 days. In addition, the two cylinders display the clock’s hours and minutes. And the turbine at the front of the Batmobile highlights the vertical regulator. Finally, this clock runs at a frequency of 21,600 beats per hour for excellent precision and reliability. Not to mention that it’s a unique clock that complements any workspace.last_img read more

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French club appoint Enyeama coach

first_imgRelatedPosts Breaking: Ighalo blocked Osimhen’s Man U move — Brother CAF ready to support Egypt with missing AFCON trophy CAF, NFF celebrate Enyeama at 38 Ex-Lille and Nigeria goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, has been named as new goalkeeper coach of French National 3 side Iris Club de Croix.The 37-year-old has been without a club since he left French top-flight outfit Lille in August 2018, and now he has been given the chance to commence his journey in management. In a statement released on Iris Club’s Facebook page, the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner will train goalkeepers from the team’s reserves to the U16 division.Enyeama began his professional career at Ibom Stars in 1999 before teaming up with Enyimba, where he helped the Aba-based outfit win three Nigeria Professional League titles, two Caf Champions Leagues and one Caf Super Cup diadem.In 2015, he moved to Bnei Yehuda and in his debut season, he helped the Lions to reach the final of the Israeli State Cup as well as a fourth-place finish in the Israeli top-flight that earned them a place in the 2006 Uefa Cup [now Europa League].After two seasons at the Bloomfield Stadium, he was signed for Hapoel Tel Aviv.There, he was their chief penalty taker and inspired the club to two Israel State Cup trophies and one Israeli Premier League title. His impressive performances in Israel caught the attention of Lille and subsequently joined the Great Danes for an undisclosed fee on a three-year contract.His maiden appearance came in the French club’s 1-0 defeat to Inter Milan in the 2012 Champions League group stage.In 2013, he went on a 14-game run without conceding a goal before he was beaten for the first time in 1062 minutes against Bordeaux.On the international scene, he made his debut in 2002 for the Super Eagles against Kenya, before going a step further to feature at the 2002 Fifa World Cup.He drew the curtain on his Super Eagles’ career after representing the country in three World Cups, one Fifa Confederation Cup and five Afcon appearances. Enyeama boasts 101 appearances and is Nigeria’s all-time most capped player, an honour he shares with current Super Eagles Assistant Coach Joseph Yobo.Recently, his former international teammate John Utaka was appointed as manager of Montpellier’s U19 team.Tags: AFCONClub de CroixVincent Enyeamalast_img read more

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Galasso to miss 2013 season with injury, surgery

first_imgJunior attack Nicky Galasso will miss the 2013 season with a lower-body injury and surgery, SU Athletics announced in a press release Tuesday.Galasso transferred from North Carolina before the beginning of the semester earlier this month. He scored 56 points off 24 goals and 32 assists in his ACC Freshman of the Year season in 2011 before playing limited minutes in 2012 due to the lingering effects of breaking his foot in Nov. 2011.He was expected to contend for a starting spot this season.“It’s tough on the group, I think it’s tough on Nick and his family and the staff, too,” Syracuse head coach John Desko said. “We were excited to see what he could do out there.”Galasso suffered the season-ending injury last week in practice, according to Syracuse men’s lacrosse information director Mike Morrison. He will be able to redshirt and retain his year of eligibility.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Related Stories Transfers provide boost, integrate into team Published on January 29, 2013 at 1:24 pm Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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