Jimmy Fallon and Ben & Jerry’s announce new ice cream flavor – Late Night Snack

first_imgBen & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc,NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group and ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ are teaming with iconic ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s to introduce the new flavor entitled ‘Late Night Snack.’ The unique new flavor features a rich vanilla bean ice cream with a salty caramel swirl and crunchy fudge covered potato chip clusters ‘ the perfect mix of salt and sweet for a late night snack. The concoction was inspired by a ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ skit in which Fallon and house band The Roots performed an original song, ‘Ladysmith Snack Mambazo,’ about Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Late Night Snack begins arriving in supermarkets and Ben & Jerry’s locations around the country this week.‘When we learned that Jimmy Fallon was a fan of Ben & Jerry’s, and he was willing to support the Fair Trade effort, we jumped at the chance to develop a new flavor inspired by his skit,’ said Ben & Jerry’s Co-founder Jerry Greenfield. ‘Our team came up with a truly unique flavor that is one-of-a-kind, just like Fallon!’The research and development team at Ben & Jerry’s had long considered a flavor with potato chips in some fashion. After initial talks with Fallon, who suggested fudge covered potato chips as a chunk in his flavor, the Flavor Gurus at Ben & Jerry’s knew they had to make the combination work.‘Having our own flavor of Ben and Jerry’s gives everyone here at ‘Late Night’ an excuse to do what we were doing anyway, staying up late and eating pint after pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. Only now we can call it ‘research,’‘ said Fallon. ‘And we came up with the perfect combo of salty and sweet. I can’t wait for people to try it!’‘It’s been really fun working with Ben & Jerry’s on Jimmy’s concept for Late Night Snack,’ said Kim Niemi, Senior Vice President, NBC Universal Television Consumer Products. ‘With this partnership, ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ has a great opportunity to create something delicious and do something good – by joining in the efforts to encourage Fair Trade food practices.’In February 2010 Ben & Jerry’s pledged to convert its product line to Fair Trade certified by 2013. Fair Trade supports fair wages, a safe work environment, sustainability for the land, animal husbandry and community development for farming communities. Accordingly, Late Night Snack is made with Fair Trade vanilla in the vanilla ice cream and Fair Trade cocoa in the potato chip cluster fudge coating. NBC and Fallon have pledged their share of the proceeds to Fair Trade Universities to encourage the use of Fair Trade products on campuses around the country.For more information on Ben & Jerry’s or to find your local Scoop Shop, visit www.benjerry.com(link is external).About ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’In March 2009, ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ made its broadcast debut with Fallon as the third host of the NBC comedy-talk franchise. The show serves as a platform for comedy, music and A-list talent out of NBC’s Rockefeller Center Studio 6B. The show continually garners attention for viral videos, audience games, and prominent guests. Fallon’s choice of house-band, The Roots, has been universally praised.”Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” is produced by Universal Media Studios and Broadway Video. Lorne Michaels is the executive producer. Michael Shoemaker produces. Gavin Purcell co-produces.For more Late Night, please visit http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/(link is external).About Ben & Jerry’sBen & Jerry’s produces a wide variety of super-premium ice cream and ice cream novelties, using high-quality ingredients including milk and cream from family farmers who do not treat their cows with the synthetic hormone rBGH. The company states its position on rBGH* on its labels. Ben and Jerry’s products are distributed nationwide and in selected foreign countries in supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, franchise Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops, restaurants and other venues. Ben & Jerry’s, a Vermont corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Unilever, operates its business on a three-part Mission Statement emphasizing product quality, economic reward and a commitment to the community. Contributions made via the employee-led Ben & Jerry’s Foundation in 2010 totaled over $1.8 million. Additionally, the company makes significant product donations to community groups and nonprofits both in Vermont and across the nation. The purpose of Ben & Jerry’s philanthropy is to support the founding values of the company: economic and social justice, environmental restoration and peace through understanding, and to support our Vermont communities. For the full scoop on all Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop locations and fabulous flavors, visit www.benjerry.com(link is external).* The FDA has said no significant difference has been shown and no test can now distinguish between milk from rBGH treated cows and untreated cows. Not all the suppliers of our other ingredients can promise that the milk they use comes from untreated cows.  NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–last_img read more

New catalog and internet platform of Opatija for the promotion of congress tourism

first_imgIn addition to public spaces such as the Marino Cvetković Sports Hall, Zora Cultural Center, Villa Antonio and the Gervais Center, which has already become one of the most sought after locations for organizing various events and manifestations, this edition included numerous investments of hotel houses that raised the quality of accommodation. capacity, but also congress facilities. The new catalog also brings an interesting overview of the capacities available to Opatija, so it states that in the congress offer of this city there are 53 halls that can accommodate a total of 9.563 participants. Of this number, six are large halls for more than 500 participants, and the largest number of meeting rooms for up to 50 people and those designed for between 100 and 300 participants – the latter 16 in Opatija, and the smallest a total of 18. If we want to develop congress tourism in a destination, a digital platform on basic business or congress information is the first prerequisite. Congress tourism is one of the key segments of Opatija’s tourist offer, and over the past five years the infrastructure for business meetings has been significantly improved thanks to numerous investments by the public and private sectors. In order to adequately present all the quality content for congress tourism, the Tourist Board of the City of Opatija this year has created a new catalog of congress offer called “Opatija – a congress destination with a tradition.” “Along with health and wellness tourism, congress tourism is the most important motive for the arrival of guests outside the tourist season, which is a period of special interest to us. However, congress tourism is important for Opatija not only because it contributes to strengthening the pre-season and post-season, but also because congress guests have higher consumption in the destination.”Points out the director of the Opatija Tourist Board Suzi Petričić. The catalog “Opatija – congress destination with tradition”, is a technical manual intended for organizers of business meetings, who use it to have a detailed insight into the congress capacities and opportunities that Opatija provides, in one place brings together all information relevant to congress organizers. This includes not only the contacts of the relevant congressional departments, but also other service providers who are equally important for the organization of the business meeting. Among them are specialized agencies from the area of ​​Opatija, the so-called professional congress organizers (PCO), carriers and other agencies, as well as contacts of companies for renting audio and video equipment, translators, cultural and entertainment associations, photographers and others. For most business meetings, the gastronomic offer in the destination is very important, so the catalog gives an overview of restaurants on the Opatija Riviera. And the city of Opatija has finally made that step, and put all the information about congress tourism online through one platform, as well as a special catalog for its promotion, which will be used for b2b tourism fairs and the promotion of congress tourism. The congress catalog and website are made in Croatian and English, a the international promotion of the catalog will take place at the IBTM World congress, which takes place from 19 to 21 November in Barcelona.center_img See more about Opatija’s congress offer HERE In parallel with the creation of the congress catalog specialized websites dedicated to the offer of business meetings have been renewed, available at www.opatija-convention.com. The infrastructure for congresses and business meetings has been significantly improved in recent years with public and private investments, and the new catalog and website of the Congress and Incentive Bureau bring all important information for business meeting organizers in one place, the City of Opatija points out. “The goal of creating this catalog was to provide the organizers with all the necessary information in one place in order to further motivate them to organize their gathering in our city. Compared to other Croatian destinations, Opatija has several competitive advantages – a long tradition, well-developed accommodation facilities, quality gastronomic offer and additional facilities, but also scientific research, which is increasingly a significant factor in organizing business meetings. Therefore, in the catalog, special emphasis is placed on the multiscientific environment, primarily through the research laboratories of the University of Rijeka, but also the Special Hospital Thalassotherapy ”Petricic explained. In addition to an overview of the congress offer on the website, there is also a calendar of business meetings where you can find information about current meetings held in Opatija, which is important for all stakeholders in the tourist offer in the destination. Users are enabled to enter information about business meetings and enter them in the calendar, so that all congresses in the city can be included in one place. Side dish: Congress catalog of the Opatija Tourist Boardlast_img read more

Barca Academy: Grooming Future Football Stars from Nigeria

first_imgLaLiga giants, FC Barcelona, has spread its methodology all over the world in search to talents that can be groomed and developed into the next global star, promoting its core values and providing the right environment for nurturing of these talents.Barcelona has over 40 international academies all over the world, including one in Nigeria, situated in Lagos.The Barça Academy which was established in Nigeria in September 2016 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere; where it is creating platforms to bolster the development of grassroots football in Nigeria. Catering to players between 6-18 years old, the academy has an overall aim to create an experience through sports with a heavy emphasis on creative values. In three years of its existence in Nigeria, the academy has expanded to Lekki and Gbagada, to better service the Nigerian market.The academy has two primary programs; a competitive program open to public entry for anyone who wants to join and their elite program designed to prepare the best and brightest football players for the competitive world of international football. As one of its key initiatives, the Elite Project aims to identify the best players, so that they can promote their careers and the academy by playing local and international tournaments whilst sourcing talents for Barcelona. The project has witnessed 6-7 year olds emerging as champions from international tournaments and looks forward to catching more young talents and developing them in the cognitive level. The children in this project engage in international tournaments bi-annually to expose them to various levels of expertise.Alongside the elite project, the academy curated a programme to fit the juvenile team which includes housing, feeding and Spanish classes. These activities are developed in such a way that every player in the academy is instilled with the methodology of Barcelona. Each team is evaluated weekly with values being at the forefront of modules, often ahead of sporting considerations.“One of the main goals of Barça Academy has always been to give players around the world the opportunity to be exposed to our methodology, acquire our core values and soccer capacities. We serve this purpose and are strongly committed to supporting their highest development during their whole pathway. Nigeria is a very important market for us as it is home to potential football stars. We are keen on discovering talents at a very young age as they learn tactical and cognitive skills faster at that age. Our aim is to keep growing and develop a presence in Nigeria while making sure we do not lose the essence that makes us different”. Said Bernat Villa, Technical Director of Barça Academy in Lagos.With plans to expand across Nigeria, gathering the best players from around the country through their numerous scouting programs and try-outs, Barcelona Academy is making efforts towards altering Nigeria’s football landscape for the better. This is a unique opportunity for Nigerian youth to receive the methodology and values from coaches with one of the biggest football clubs in the world.There is a need to establish channels where undiscovered talents can be harnessed to highlight Nigeria as the football nation it is.Nigeria must create solid platforms to discover and train young talents, while exposing the future stars to the business of football as a profession.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria has had a number of footballing greats; from the dancing feet of the super talented Austin ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha, to the drag feet roulette of the two times African footballer of the year – Kanu Nwankwo, the heroics of Emmanuel Amuneke at the nations cup and Olympics, to the fleet foot of one the greatest African wingers Finidi George; the line-up of stars paraded by the super eagles over the years has sent shivers into the spines of opponents over the years. The all-conquering, super eagles of the early 90’s and 2000s had a certain grit, style and swagger that set them apart from their counterparts on the African scene. However, one thing that set them apart majorly was the combination of football genius matched with technical education from football academies (such as Ajax, Frankfurt, and Sporting Lisbon) about the beautiful game.With a population of over 190 million and over half of its individuals actively interested in the game, Nigeria is filled with so much talent – such that a trip across rural and urban areas will open scouts to one of the most vibrant grassroots stars in the world. There are over a million potential players with immense ability – hoping for a break into the big leagues; and thanks to the internet age, players now have better access to information on how to hone their skills to become better footballers. The need to improve the quality of footballers across the country has led to the rise of several football academies springing up – in a bid to target the grassroots level where talents are identified and groomed to global stars.Grassroots football in Nigeria however, has had its ups and downs – battling different grey areas as investment in the sector pales in comparison to investment in sports by their European counterparts. This is due to issues around funding, recognition, scouting and management, availability of quality playing turfs and transition capacity of shareholders in the sector. In the world of sports today, the worth of a player is highlighted by how they are able to transition from the grassroots scene to the international football quarters.last_img read more