Major distribution push for SiS in Sainsbury’s and Boots

first_img Related Provexis plc – the company behind the UK’s leading endurance sports nutrition brand SiS – has extended its distribution into two further national UK retailers, the major supermarket multiple Sainsbury’s and the high street pharmacy chain Boots.Under the new distribution deal, Sainsbury’s will stock a range of SiS products nationally across the UK from October, while Boots is now stocking the award-winning range of SiS isotonic Go Gels in a range of stores nationally.Stephen Moon, Chief Executive of Provexis, said “We are delighted to extend our distribution footprint further through both Sainsbury’s and Boots. SiS products are well known with elite athletes and now increasingly used by serious endurance sports participants. These new outlets mean that SiS users have a greater choice of where to buy their SiS products.“It is also easier for all sports participants to have greater access to leading nutrition technology to help them when they exercise, train and compete. The products used by Olympians are the same products on the shelves.”Sainsbury’s and Boots joins the long list of outlets where SiS products are available including other major supermarkets, Tesco and Waitrose, and many specialist cycling, triathlon and running outlets.SiS produces sports nutrition for professional and serious sport participants and has to date helped break world records as well as winning Olympic Gold medals and World Championships. As the company notes, ‘the efficacy of the products and the credibility of the science is the reason behind why SiS has unprecedented usage amongst the professional world.’ The range includes patented Go Gels – billed the world’s only isotonic gels to deliver fast energy without the need for water.SiS supports teams and individuals in various endurance sports but has cycling at its heart. (SiS is also the Official Supplier of Sports Drinks and Sports Nutrition to the GB Rowing Team.)SiS (Science in Sport) provides athletes with a range of nutritional products that help them to perform at their best. It ensures that products are safe for athletes to use and therefore has products externally validated by a world class sports doping control laboratory:All products are made at an Informed Sport accredited facility to certify that ingredients are tested for banned substances.SiS is ISO 9001:2008UKAS accredited standard (registered number 6854). This means that it is proven that SiS has stringent policies and risk assessment structures, to ensure that no banned substance is allowed onto the manufacturing site.SiS is owned by AIM-listed Provexis plc, ‘a business that develops, licenses and markets scientifically-proven functional food and sports nutrition technologies.’www.provexis.orgwww.scienceinsport.comlast_img read more

Like Father, Like Son …B.J. Flenory is inducted into the Allegheny-Kiski Valley Sports Hall of Fame, joining his father

first_imgB.J. AND B.B. FLENORYJust saying the name “Flenory” gets people talking, gets people reminiscing, gets people mesmerized.Baron “B.B.” Flenory needs no introduction. He’s the 1976 Pennsylvania High School Athlete of the Year, scoring nearly 2,000 points in his career at Valley High School, and one of the best basketball players in the history of Duquesne University.B.B.’s son, B.J., starred as an all-conference football player at Valley, an All-American defensive back at New Hampshire, and is very successful in the business arena with summer football camps for high school students.B.B. Flenory has long been entrenched into the Allegheny-Kiski Valley Hall of Fame.Now, like father, son B.J. Flenory has been enshrined into the Alle-Kiski Valley Hall of Fame as well.The ceremony occurred May 20 at the Quality Inn in New Kensington. It was a moment that B.J. is very proud of. One would correctly assume the only person prouder of the accomplishment is his father, B.B.B.J. FLENORY“I am extremely proud of him, but not really so much of his athletic accomplishments as I am about the young man, husband and father he is,” B.B. Flenory told the New Pittsburgh Courier in an exclusive interview. “Sure, the accolades he receives for sports as well as his football camps and partnership with Jordan Brand is special, but all that stuff is superficial. He was able to accomplish that because of the person and character he has. What kind of father or grandfather would I be if I said I was prouder of him than the others because of his athletic prowess. I am proud of all my children and grandchildren because they are kind, caring and compassionate for their fellow man. Anything after that is gravy.”last_img read more

Tuskegee University’s Dynamic Pitcher-Catcher Duo Participate in MLB’s All-Star Futures Game

first_imgChristian Marshall (left) and Elgin Woodside are baseball teammates at Tuskegee University. Marshall and Woodside participated in the 2018 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. (Christian Marshall)Over 38,000 people watched from the stands Sunday in Washington D.C.’s Nationals Park as Tuskegee University pitcher Christian Marshall stepped up to the plate to throw the ceremonial first pitch of the 2018 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. Elgin Woodside, a catcher for Tuskegee’s baseball team, assisted. Although the two were not yet prospects for the “Majors,” they both have a stake in the future of baseball.“Growing up as kids, playing baseball, everyone has that dream of going to the [pros],” Marshall said, as he explained the feeling of pitching in a game with Minor League Baseball’s top prospects.Woodside added: “Even though we never thought that moment would come to us, whenever we got in the moment, it didn’t feel like we were out of place. It felt like we were meant to be there, and all our hard work was paying off and God just gave us our blessing.”As a part of the Major League Baseball’s All-Star Week, the 2018 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game is meant to shine a spotlight on budding baseball stars. At the 20-year mark, the exhibition game “features the top Minor League prospects competing in a nine-inning contest as part of All-Star Sunday,” according to the league’s official website.Marshall and Woodside are pitcher and catcher of Tuskegee University’s SIAC baseball team. The two bonded over baseball, however, long before they entered Tuskegee, in their hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana; both participated in the New Orleans MLB Urban Youth Academy.“A lot of kids [in New Orleans] don’t get the opportunities we got,” Marshall said.From 2005 up until June 2018, Louisiana was deemed the incarceration capital of the world. According to EdWeek, the state ranks 46th in K-12 achievement. Orleans Parish itself was named the most murderous county in 2017. Marshall and Woodside were determined not to become a part of those statistics.The two are beginning their senior year at Tuskegee, both studying mechanical engineering. Marshall is interning this summer, testing parts for NASA in Pasadena, Calif. Woodside is assessing aerodynamics at Lockheed Martin in Stamford, Conn.The two student athletes do not have much idle time.“In the fall, even though we’re not in season, we’re still practicing,” Marshall said as he described their daily schedules that begin with workouts as early as 5 A.M. The rigorous coursework and hectic baseball schedules keep the two utilizing the creative work ethic they acquired back home at the MLB Youth Academy.Though they have a lot on their plate, there is a driving force pushing them to reach for further success.“Whenever you get tired, you’ve got to have something in the back of your mind that you can tap into,” Woodside said. “The things that I’m doing, it’s a reflection of me, but it’s also a reflection of something bigger.” Woodside explained how he is building a future that will make his entire and future family proud.Marshall and Woodside exist in a rare intersection for young, Black men. As of 2017, the MLB reported 7.7 percent African American or African Canadian players. According to 2010 Census data, African American men made up just 3 percent of scientists and engineers working in the field. Their very existence in this intersection is a statement of triumph over the lack of access to vital resources that often plagues young Blacks.While many African Americans get into basketball and football, it’s just not as easy to get into baseball. The lack of equipment, facilities and role models make it difficult for young, Black men to expose themselves to the sport. While in football and basketball, children can just pick up a ball and practice, baseball requires highly, specialized equipment like gloves, bats and balls, which puts children from low-income families at a disadvantage.Exposure is the main factor that separates Marshall and Woodside from their counterparts. Marshall’s mother exposed him to baseball around six years-old. Woodside’s father put him into tee-ball at three years-old. While participating in the Urban Youth Academy, they both gained a baseball role model in Eddie Davis, a Black resident of New Orleans, who played minor league baseball in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ system.Both expressed a level of difficulty finding mentors in engineering, as well. At times, they feel as if they are under a microscope. However, they remain humble, consistent and determined to overcome those obstacles.“Knowledge is power. If you can get more knowledge and just learn how things operate, then I feel like that’ll be the key to overcoming any type of adversity there is at your workplace or in your life,” Marshall said.Their mechanical engineering playbook includes asking a lot of questions, staying engaged and setting up lunch meetings to learn from people, who are in the positions they want to be in.Tuskegee has been instrumental in creating a networking pipeline and served as a beneficial aspect of Woodside’s life, since he first began attending the university.“It just felt like everybody was one big family,” Woodside said.With just under 3,000 students enrolled in 2017, Tuskegee has the opportunity to provide its students with a close-knit atmosphere.“It [isn’t] a big school, so you know you’re going to make connections that can last a lifetime,” Woodside said.The teammates rely on their lifetime connection to help win games.“The closeness that we have is like unspoken communication,” Marshall said. “Every game that I’ve pitched really well, he’s been the one catching for me the whole time.”Woodside expressed equal admiration for Marshall.“If it wasn’t for Christian Marshall, Elgin Woodside would not be the person that he is today,” Woodside said. “Christian was always there to pick me up.”“When I’m on the mound and he’s on the plate, especially when we catch our groove, it feels like we’re unstoppable…almost.” Marshall said as he explained the natural chemistry that is critical in the makings of a great team.Marshall continued: “We made the most of what we had at Tuskegee and I feel we made a major impact because of the mentality we brought into the program.”Daja E. Henry (Howard University), Ila Wilborn (Florida A&M University) are 2018 NNPA Discover The Unexpected Journalism Fellows representing #TeamAuthentic. Follow their stories this summer at nnpa.org/dtu.PHOTO CAPTION: Christian Marshall (left) and Elgin Woodside are baseball teammates at Tuskegee University. Marshall and Woodside participated in the 2018 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. (Christian Marshall)SEO KEYWORDS:last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of Week — Nelson Figure Skaters

first_imgThe members of the team include, back row, L-R, Naomi Perkins, Christina Champlin, Erica Tolles, Courtney Shrieves and coach Rachel Stewart.Front, Shaen Panko Dool, Morgan Sabo, Soleil Babcock and Charly Defouw. Missing, Sophie Borhi and coach Yoshie Measures. Nelson Figure skaters did more than just turn in solid performances at the Rossland Mini Competition, the Heritage City contingent won the event for the second time in 30 years.Staff and management at Mallard’s Source For Sports would like to salute members of the winning Nelson Figure Skating squad with Team of the Week honours.last_img

Top 20 Websites in US

first_imgWeb metrics firm Compete has an interesting post, outlining the top 20 websites (for US traffic). According toCompete, all 20 of them got over 20 million unique visitors in October 2006. Here is thechart: richard macmanus 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A couple of people noted in the comments that if you add Microsoft’s 4 top 20properties together (msn.com, live.com, microsoft.com and passport.net), then they wouldprobably be number 1. However a counter to that is that a lot of passport.net domainscurrently re-direct to live.com. I think there may be some crossover between live.com andMSN too. So it may well be that Yahoo remains number 1, even accounting for Microsoft’smultiple brands. Plus of course Yahoo and Google both have separately branded properties too – e.g. Flickr, YouTube. If I was to estimate, I’d put Microsoft at number 2 overall – butinterested to hear what others think.Compete notes that Adobe.com, Live.com, Wikipedia.org and YouTube.com are new to the top 20 over the past year,while Expedia.com, Monster.com, Paypal.com and Weather.com have all dropped out.Looking at the Alexadata for US traffic, the top 20 is quite different:1. yahoo.com2. google.com3. myspace.com4. msn.com5. ebay.com6. amazon.com7. youtube.com8. craigslist.org9. wikipedia.org10. cnn.com11. facebook.com12. go.com13. live.com14. blogger.com15. aol.com16. microsoft.com17. comcast.net18. imdb.com19. digg.com20. flickr.comThe Alexa list is (I think) only counting US traffic, but it is quite different fromCompete’s stats. The presence of non-mainstream web 2.0 sites in Alexa’s top 20(blogger.com, digg, flickr) suggests that the traffic is heavily skewed towards technicalusers – which makes sense, given Alexa relies on toolbar downloads to get theirstats.Also interesting to note there is just one Microsoft property in the top 10 inAlexa, compared to 3 for Compete.Any other trends you can spot from this data? Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Tags:#Statistics#web last_img read more

Australia gets a Paine injection for Ashes series opener

first_imgSeven or eight pins and a plate in the top joint. Some recycled hip bone in the shattered end. Multiple operations, and a lot of pain. Persistent finger injuries have been the story of Tim Paine’s life since he made his Test cricket debut in 2010. (Stiff neck not enough to keep David Warner out of Ashes opener at Brisbane)Now that the veteran wicketkeeper has won a recall for Australia to start the Ashes series this week, as a shock replacement for old friend Matthew Wade, Paine is determined to make a difference.”I’m not here for five minutes,” Paine told a news conference Monday. “To be honest I’m sick of talking about being the person who hurt his finger and what could have been six or seven years ago.”Hopefully I can be sitting in a room like this in two or three years and we’re talking about the back end of my Test career, not ‘He could have been a good player back in 2009.’ That’s something that’s really exciting for me, is to be able to re-write my story a bit.”Paine broke his right index finger while batting in a Twenty20 match in late 2010. It took a long time to heal and he had setbacks because of concern over the fragile bone. Now the only thing that rattles him is the occasional jarring from the handle when the toe of his bat swipes the ground.Despite his optimism, Paine’s against-the-odds comeback has been polarizing.Ex-Australia captain and selector Allan Border described the selection of Paine above Wade and Peter Nevill as “bizarre”, and spin bowling great Shane Warne said it was a sign of confusion in the selections.advertisement”He’s a good cricketer, Tim Paine, and I really wish him the best, but it is a strange one … a real risky selection from the panel,” Border told Fox Sports. “All the keepers around the country will be scratching their head saying ‘what the hell is going on?'”Paine and Wade sharpened their skills as kids using a tennis ball and racket during backyard games at Wade’s cousin’s house. It was Wade’s return to Tasmania that meant Paine has been second-choice wicketkeeper even for his own state recently in the domestic competition, and led to him focusing more on the limited-overs game than the long-form of cricket.As a brash young gloveman, Paine scored 287 runs and averaged 35.87 in his four Tests in 2010 – two in England against Pakistan and two in India where he scored 92 and 59. He also took 16 catches and a stumping.He has played 26 ODIs for Australia, averaging almost 30 with the bat, and 12 Twenty20 internationals. In first-class cricket that started in 2005, though, he has played just 91 matches for 4,077 runs at an average of 29.12 and taken 252 catches and 11 stumpings.No keeper has permanently established himself as Brad Haddin’s replacement since 2014, with Wade being the latest fallback option because of his so-called ‘presence’ behind the stumps since an overall of the lineup in 2016. Peter Nevill averaged 22.28 and took 61 catches in his 17 Tests matches across 2015-16.Wade played 22 Tests, averaging 28.58 across two stints that included a dozen Tests in 2012 and ’13, but he hasn’t been scoring enough runs and selectors have run out of patience.Paine accepted Greg Chappell’s call to join a largely inexperienced Cricket Australia XI in a tour match against England in Adelaide, where he scored a half century and took five catches, and backed it up with an unbeaten 71 in Tasmania’s drawn Sheffield Shield match against Victoria.Even after that, Paine said he wasn’t expecting a recall.”I was surprised, I won’t lie,” the 32-year-old gloveman said. But “the opportunity has come at a really good time for me. I’ve really started to bat well again and I’ll go into this Test with some confidence. I’ve had some success in the few Tests I have played, so I’ll take some confidence from that.”He said he’d reworked his batting technique and his grip in the last 10 months, and offered plenty of energy behind the stumps – if not the banter that was his earlier trademark.Much has been made of Australia’s pace attack of Josh Hazelwood, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins, and Paine is eager to get to work.”With our pace attack at the Gabba, with the bounce and carry it’s going to be pretty extraordinary,” he said. “Australia’s record at the Gabba is brilliant, so I certainly wouldn’t want to be one of the English top six.”last_img read more

10 months agoKepa insists Chelsea have everything to play for

first_imgKepa insists Chelsea have everything to play forby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga insists they have everything to play for going into the second-half of the season.Kepa meet Crystal Palace later today.On catching Liverpool and Manchester City, Kepa told chelseafc.com: “It’s true that they’re great teams and they’re in a great position in the table. Chelsea, we’re a bit off the pace, it’s a big advantage for them to have over us, but we’re going to try and get as many points to bridge the gap and who knows what will happen.”We’ve got the whole of the second half of the season, lots of points are available to be picked up and we’ll see how it goes. I’m happy with how things have been going at Chelsea, in results and my personal performances, but we need to improve so we can climb the table. I’ve got a lot of belief.”Obviously right now we’re in the middle of the season and our objective in the Premier League is that we want to finish as high as possible in the table. We want to be playing in the Champions League next season.”We’re still in the Carabao Cup, we’re in the semi-finals so obviously we want to try and win it, and with the Europa League we got through the group stage and the potential of winning it really excites us.”Going forward, we want to keep improving, keep getting to know our game, how we play, and the future looks bright for us in that respect.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoMan Utd Treble winner Beckham moving into agents world

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd Treble winner Beckham moving into agents worldby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United Treble winner David Beckham appears to be moving into the football agent world.His company Footwork Management Limited have Beckham, his close pal Dave Gardner and ex-PR chief Nicola Howson listed as directors.Beckham, who retired from playing in 2013, is not a licensed intermediary but Gardner is on the Football Association’s list and the ex-England captain was credited with being involved in Leroy Sane’s potential move to Bayern Munich last summer, says the Mirror.Beckham’s involvement is becoming widely known in the agent world and having one of the biggest names in English football will be a huge draw as Footwork Management look to sign players. last_img read more

TSX up and Wall St down after bond yield surge loonie moves

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s main stock index rose and U.S. markets pared back early gains on Wednesday as investors reacted to a late-afternoon surge in bond yields, while the loonie dipped below 79 cents.Bond prices fell, sending the yield on the U.S. 10-year Treasury note to its highest level in four years — to 2.94 per cent from 2.89 per cent late Tuesday — following newly released minutes Wednesday afternoon from the U.S. Federal suggesting bullish sentiment among policy-makers.The minutes from last month’s Fed meeting showed that a majority of officials believed that improving global economic prospects and the effects of recently passed U.S. tax cuts had raised the prospect for solid economic growth — and for continued interest rate increases in 2018. The Fed did not raise rates at the January meeting, which occurred before the February stock market plunge and turbulence.Bank stocks rose along with bond yields on Wednesday, as the S&P/TSX composite index advanced 84.57 points to 15,524.01 — led by the financials, industrials and materials sector.“Financials generally do OK when rates go up, so they got a little bit of reinforcement there,” said Michael Currie, vice-president of TD Wealth Private Investment Advice.“Materials and industrials, they also tend do better during the signs of a strong economy. They’re much more economically sensitive and less interest rate sensitive.”The higher bond yields, which indicate investors expect more risk of inflation, weighed heavily on U.S. technology stocks that led early gains Wednesday on Wall Street indices.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 166.97 points to 24,797.78. The S&P 500 index was down 14.93 points to 2,701.33 and the Nasdaq composite index gave back 16.08 points to 7,218.23.In currency markets, the Canadian dollar closed at an average trading value of 78.92 cents US, down 0.31 of a U.S. cent.On the commodities front, the April crude contract fell 11 cents to US$61.68 per barrel and the April natural gas contract was up three cents at US$2.68 per mmBTU.The April gold contract advanced 90 cents to US$1,332.10 an ounce and the March copper contract was up three cents to US$3.22 a pound.– With files from The Associated Press.last_img read more

Gupta slams AAP govt over health services

first_imgNEW DELHI: Leader of Opposition, Vijender Gupta on Saturday asked the CM Kejriwal led Delhi Government which claims to spend Rs 7500 crore annually on health services as to what happened to 30,000 additional beds with all attendant medical staff and facilities which it had promised in its election manifesto 50 months back.He said that AAP had also promised that additional beds would include 4000 maternity beds. He added that when the AAP Government came to power in 2015, there were 9,817 beds in its hospitals. Accordingly, today this figure should have gone up to about 39,817 after 50 months of governance. “But it is surprising that in place of taking the bed strength to 30,000, AAP Government could struggle to increase just 213 beds in its hospitals. It failed to increase even a single bed in the maternity ward out of 4,000 promised. Thus, the Government could achieve 0.71% of its target. The poor performance should put the Government to shame which claims to spend 25% of its total budget on the health sector,” he said.last_img read more