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Lowes Foods and MyWebGrocer Launch First Social Networking Site for Retail Grocery: Lowesfoods.MyBaby.com – a Play Ground for Pa

first_imgColchester, VT May July 26, 2007Life for new parents just got a little easier, and customer communication just improved for the customers of Lowes Foods supermarkets. MyWebGrocer of Colchester, VT and Lowes Foods of Winston-Salem, North Carolina announced the arrival of www.Lowesfoods.MyBaby.com(link is external) , the first grocery social networking site for parents. A place they can organize, share, discuss, and find things to do with their kids. Lowe’s Food Stores is launching lowesfoods.mybaby.com July 25, 2007.”We’re really excited about LowesFoods.MyBaby.com because, as anyone who’s been a parent knows, information and advice are critical, especially when you have an infant,” said Rebecca Roose, Marketing and Account Manager for MyWebLink. “LowesFoods.MyBaby.com gives parents the power and support they’re looking for. Plus, it’s full of awfully cute pictures.”MyBaby.com differs from other parenting social networking sites by aggregating a full range of information and networking possibilities for parents, such as, advice, blogging, photo and video sharing and organizing, personalized homepages, and event listings.”MyWebGrocer is excited about the continued expansion of our partnership with Lowes Foods and the addition of an advanced social networking tool like MyBaby brings Lowes Foods to the forefront of the Retail Grocery Industry,” said Rich Tarrant CEO of MyWebGrocer.For more information about Lowes Food’s social networking site, please go to www.LowesFoods.MyBaby.com(link is external)Founded in 1999 by Rich Tarrant, MyWebGrocer is a privately held company based in Burlington, Vermont, and is the industry leader in e-commerce and Internet marketing solutions to grocery retailers nationwide. “We Make Online Shopping Work,” by providing web site design and hosting, email, online circular, recipe, personalization and e-commerce services to more than 75 major retail grocery chains nationwide. With close to a decades worth of experience, MyWebGrocer has the tools and resources to make your web site and e-commerce initiatives efficient, effective and profitable. For more information please visit www.mywebgrocer.com(link is external).last_img read more

One injured after shooting incident in Mason City on Tuesday

first_imgMASON CITY — For the second time in as many days, Mason City police are investigating a shooting incident. The Mason City Police Department says they were called to the 400 block of North Pennsylvania at about 4:45 Tuesday afternoon for an incident involving several people and vehicles. An 18-year-old male from Waverly was shot during the incident, but police say his injuries were non-life-threatening. No arrests have been made by police, and police say there’s no indication that this shooting is connected to one reported on the city’s north side on Monday. Anybody with information about the shooting incident is asked to contact the Police Department at 421-3636.last_img read more

Does Your Morning Routine Feed Your Body, Mind & Spirit?

first_imgWritten by Alicia Cassels, MFLN Program Development Specialist and Caregiving Team Member Reference:Rothbard, Nancy P., and Steffanie L. Wilk. “Waking Up on the Right or Wrong Side of the Bed: Start-of-Workday Mood, Work Events, Employee Affect, and Performance.” Academy of Management Journal, vol. 54, no. 5, 2011, pp. 959–980., doi:10.5465/amj.2007.0056. Return to article. Long DescriptionHave you ever experienced a morning that leaves you frazzled and stretched-thin? Perhaps the alarm failed to ring on time, or a family member required a little extra care. Perhaps you failed to leave enough time for a heavy morning commute, or you found yourself unable to take a few minutes to eat breakfast or grab a drink before making a mad dash. Did you arrive at your destination feeling unsettled or disorganized?While no amount of planning can eliminate all morning challenges, for some, an overly-stressed morning routine is the rule, rather than the exception. Consistently hectic mornings that leave you physically and mentally depleted can negatively impact your health and mood, making it more difficult to achieve full productivity. Investing a few minutes each morning in activities that nourish your body, mind and spirit may provide benefits that last throughout the day and beyond.How important is morning wellbeing?According to research published in the Academy of Management Journal, employee mood at the start of the workday impacts how employees perceive work events and how they ultimately perform at work. The study found that employees arriving at work in a negative start-of-workday mood tended to perceive work events more negatively, experience more negative feelings about work, and demonstrate lower quality work performance. (Rothbard and Wilk 2011).While cognitive benefits associated with nourishing the body have been well documented, some have identified a number of performance-related benefits associated with taking time in the morning to eat a healthy breakfast. According to the Mayo Clinic:Adults who report regularly eating a healthy breakfast:Eat more vitamins and minerals.Control their weight. Research suggests that consuming most of your daily calories in the morning can aid weight loss.Control their blood sugar levels — which is important in preventing or controlling diabetes.Eat less fat and cholesterol.Perform better at work. Invest in a morning routine that enhances wellbeing. Planning time in the morning for self-care may represent one of the very best investments that you can make. Below are three strategies to help boost your morning routine in ten minutes or less.(1). Eat breakfastFor many busy adults, finding the time to prepare and eat breakfast can be daunting. The 5, on the Go Hearty, Heart Healthy Breakfast Ideas publication from the Cleveland Clinic provides excellent strategies for quick and nutritious breakfasts, with items that require no more than 10 minutes to prepare.(2). HydrateHydration is an extremely important component of overall health that can become overlooked when time is tight. Taking time to properly hydrate is one of the best things you can do for your body in the morning, and throughout the day. For easy hydration strategies, check out this Secrets of Self-Care Hydration Resource.(3). Boost your mood Let’s face it, sometimes we all just wake up on the wrong side of the bed! This nine-minute loving kindness meditation from the University of California can help establish a positive mood in the morning or any time.Do you have effective go-to morning strategies to share? List them below!center_img Image created in Canva by Alicia Cassels. last_img read more

Denmark vs Ireland: TV, stream & preview

first_imgDenmark and Republic of Ireland bring UEFA Nations League B Group 4 to a close on Monday when they face off in Aarhus.There is little more than pride at stake for both sides after Denmark’s 2-1 win over Wales on Friday secured their promotion to League A and confirmed Ireland’s relegation to League C.Nevertheless, Age Hareide is eager for his players to deliver a ‘thank you’ to the home fans, while the increasingly embattled Martin O’Neill is in desperate need of a victory to put a sheen on a distastrous campaign. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Denmark have the upper hand in recent meetings between the sides, famously beating the Irish 5-1 en route to the 2018 World Cup, but there have also been two scoreless draws, so it may be similarly tight. Game Denmark vs Republic of Ireland Date Monday, November 19 Time 7:45pm GMT / 2:45pm ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be streamed live online using ESPN+ and Univision Deportes En Vivo. US TV channel Online stream N/A ESPN+ / Univision Deportes En Vivo In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV via Sky Sports Main Event and it can be streamed live online using Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Main Event Sky Go Squads & Team News Position Denmark squad Goalkeepers Ronnow, Hansen, Jensen Defenders Bjelland, Ankersen, Christensen, Stryger Larsen, M. Jorgensen, Vestergaard, Dalsgaard, Knudsen Midfielders Eriksen, Schone, Hojbjerg, Lerager, Norgaard Forwards N. Jorgensen, Poulsen, Braithwaite, Cornelius, Sisto, Dolberg, Gytkjaer Denmark will be without Kasper Schmeichel and Thomas Delaney are unavailable for the game due to suspension so Hareide has called up David Jensen and Christian Norgaard as replacements. Sevilla defender Simon Kjaer is not part of the squad.With promotion from League B secured, the game against Ireland may be used to experiment with different personnel.Potential Denmark XI: Ronnow; Ankersen, Christensen, M. Jorgensen, Knudsen; Schone, Hojbjerg, Eriksen, Sisto, Poulsen; Dolberg. Position Republic of Ireland squad Goalkeepers Randolph, Doyle, Kelleher Defenders Coleman, Duffy, Christie, Keogh, Long, Stevens, Dunne, Lenihan, O’Connor Midfielders Hendrick, Brady, Meyler, Arter, O’Dowda, Hourihane, Williams Forwards Robinson, O’Brien, Hogan, Curtis, Obafemi Shane Long, Ciaran Clark, Matt Doherty and Stephen Ward are all unavailable due to injuries, while James McClean is suspended for the match. Further injuries have ruled out striker Sean Maguire, defender John Egan and midfielder Alan Browne. The fitness of Callum O’Dowda is a concern.Since relegation to League C has already been confirmed, the game is a dead rubber, so O’Neill may opt to test new players, though he will still be eager to land a morale-boosting victory after a difficult year.Potential Ireland XI: Randolph; Keogh, Duffy, Long; Coleman, Stevens, Arter, Brady, Hendrick; Robinson, Hogan.Betting & Match Odds Denmark have a distinct edge over Ireland and that is reflected in their odds, with bet365 pricing them at 8/13 to win.The Boys in Green are on a poor run, having gone five games without a win, and they are rated 13/2 bets to beat the Danes. A draw is available at 27/10.Click here to see more offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Seamus Coleman Republic of Ireland 2018Despite the fact that there is nothing for either side to play for on Monday, Ireland arrive in Aarhus for the game against Denmark with a point to prove.With just one win in eight games this year, the spotlight is firmly fixed on O’Neill as he attempts to restore confidence in his team ahead of next year’s European Championship qualification cycle.”It’s certainly been a disappointing year, no question about it, and we have to regroup,” the Ireland boss said after his side’s underwhelming 0-0 draw at home to Northern Ireland.”The bigger picture is the Euro qualifiers. There is no question about that, regardless of what happens on Monday night and that has always been the case.”The Boys in Green have always been second best to the Danes in their past three encounters and there is no indication that the trend is likely to change on Monday.However, the fact that the Danes are in a celebratory mood after achieving promotion to the top tier may work to Ireland’s advantage.last_img read more

Private Schools Encouraged to Partner with Government

first_img The call comes from Deputy Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Maxine Headlam, who noted that accommodation for these children is one of the Ministry’s priorities that private schools can take advantage of, “because the Ministry, at present, does not have the scope to meet all the needs in those areas”. Story Highlights Operators of private schools are being encouraged to further partner with the Government as it seeks to increase the placement of infants (aged zero to three) and special needs students in these institutions.The call comes from Deputy Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Maxine Headlam, who noted that accommodation for these children is one of the Ministry’s priorities that private schools can take advantage of, “because the Ministry, at present, does not have the scope to meet all the needs in those areas”.She was speaking at the annual general meeting of the Jamaica Independent Schools’ Association (JISA) at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston on January 31.Ms. Headlam noted that this aspect, along with other possible areas of collaboration, is part of ongoing discussions with JISA that are expected to be included in a memorandum of understanding (MOU) now being formulated.Other areas for partnership being explored under the pending agreement include accessing furniture, text books, and educational software through the Ministry at a reduced cost.The MOU is also expected to speak to the issues of waivers on shipment fees and taxes for the importation of school equipment, training opportunities, and private schools having access to regional meetings of the Ministry.Ms. Headlam said the Government is fully committed to an inclusive approach to education, noting that the Ministry is always open to dialogue and suggestions from private educators.She noted that the Ministry has had a long history of collaboration with independent privately owned schools, and assured that work will continue to strengthen this invaluable partnership.“We are committed to the independent schools, and we are (grateful) to them for their invaluable roles in educating our children and recommit ourselves to this partnership,” she assured.In the meantime, President of JISA, Karlene Bisnott, said she is looking forward to the strengthening of ongoing partnerships with the Ministry through the MOU.“We are hoping that before the school year is out, things will be so structured that within the next school year we should be seeing some of these things bearing fruit,” she told JIS News, adding that the collaboration has already started regarding text books, where the Ministry has extended the deadline for orders.Founded in 1969, JISA is a professional organisation of principals, vice principals and directors of registered private schools. Ms. Headlam noted that this aspect, along with other possible areas of collaboration, is part of ongoing discussions with JISA that are expected to be included in a memorandum of understanding (MOU) now being formulated. Operators of private schools are being encouraged to further partner with the Government as it seeks to increase the placement of infants (aged zero to three) and special needs students in these institutions.last_img read more