Townsend Grains and Grits Festival

first_imgThe Townsend Grains and Grits Festival is a festival of southern spirits and gourmet grub. We have created a unique opportunity for you to experience our thriving craft spirits and gourmet food community, while discovering some of the region’s legendary distillers and blenders, taking place in the Peaceful Side of the Smokies.jjThe Townsend Grains and Grits Festival provides an intimate sampling event, offering something for consumers, foodies, bartenders and spirit professionals alike.A person taking business card from the food stand with prepared raw food dishesThere will be plenty to offer, form live entertainment guaranteed to get you moving, savory bites and sweet treats from local restaurants and food purveyors and a vast selection of sample craft spirits from regional legends.grainsgrits_final-logolast_img

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CUNA reviewing Treasury regulatory relief report, credit unions addressed

first_img continue reading » The Department of the Treasury released a report Monday outlining more than 100 changes to financial regulations. CUNA is analyzing the report.“We are carefully reviewing the Treasury’s report. Based on our initial review, the report appears to reflect input that we gave the administration in meetings and other engagements, and it shows that that the administration understands that credit unions need common-sense regulations,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “For too long, the one-size-fits-all rules meant for Wall Street have been hurting Main Street’s financial sector. We appreciate that the Treasury Department recognizes that credit unions know how to lend and promote economic growth in their communities, and we will continue to work with policymakers to improve the operating environments for credit unions and their members.”The majority of the changes would be made at the regulatory level, not through legislation. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Sweden opens up for sport

first_imgShe said it would apply to all sports and at all levels, but only in a way that respects current guidelines from the Public Health Agency.Events will have to take place outdoors and adhere to a ban on public gatherings of more than 50 people, meaning most games will have to be played in front of mostly empty stands. While professional sports would be exempt from the agency’s recommendation to avoid domestic travel of more than one to two hours, lower level teams would have to keep tournaments and matches local.An announcement on when the Swedish football league will resume had been greatly anticipated in the country as players around much of Europe are already back on the pitch. Topics : “It feels good that we are now at a point where we can begin a gradual return to some kind of normal,” said Swedish Football Association president Karl-Erik Nilsson.The association said it still did not have a schedule for the football league but would announce one soon.Home Affairs minister Mikael Damberg told reporters health restrictions for restaurants and bars meant that supporters would not be able to congregate in sports pubs as they did before.He also announced proposals for new legislation to toughen controls on restaurants and bars to make sure they respected guidelines on social distancing.center_img Competitive and professional sport can  resume from June 14, the Swedish government said Friday, but games would have to be played mostly without an audience.With Sweden’s softer approach to the new coronavirus, children’s sports activities continued and adults were able to go to practice sessions.”Now we’re also opening up for competitive play among all ages, which means that high-level sports can resume once again,” culture minister Amanda Lind told a press conference.last_img read more

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Coates signs for Sunderland

first_img Press Association “He has Barclays Premier League experience, which is important and, after spending last season on loan with us, he will be able to settle into the team very quickly.” Coates joined Sunderland on loan for the season in September last year under then head coach Gus Poyet, but initially struggled to make his mark at the Stadium of Light. However, he played every minute of the club’s final six games of the season, in the process taking his tally to 13 appearances, as the Black Cats dragged themselves out of relegation trouble and did enough to persuade Advocaat he had a future in the north-east. He is the first of what the Dutchman will hope is an influx of signings this summer as the 67-year-old attempts to strengthen his squad in terms of quality rather than numbers after a chaotic few years in the club’s history. Former director of football Roberto de Fanti drastically overhauled the squad two summers ago during Paolo di Canio’s ill-fated reign, and Congerton conducted a second overhaul 12 months ago in an effort to address the deficiencies of his predecessor’s scatter-gun approach. The latter continues to work away on a series of further targets, while Advocaat has put his contacts in world football to good use too as they attempt to bolster the current crop of players. Meanwhile, the former Holland boss has confirmed his backroom staff and as expected, long-time ally Bert van Lingen will not re-join him on Wearside. However, Zeljko Petrovic, with whom he also worked during his spell in charge of the Serbia national team, is back on board and former England midfielder Paul Bracewell, who stepped up from the club’s Academy ranks during Advocaat’s initial nine-game reign at the end of last season, will continue as first-team coach. In addition, Adrian Tucker will remain as goalkeeping coach and there is a place on the staff too for sports scientist Scott Pearce. The 24-year-old Uruguay international, who had a year remaining on his contract at Anfield, has signed a four-year deal and joins for an undisclosed fee understood to be in the region of £2million. Sporting director Lee Congerton said: “Sebastian was an important part of the team under Dick last season and we are delighted that he has joined us on a permanent basis. center_img Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat secured his first signing on Wednesday evening when Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates completed a permanent switch to the Stadium of Light.last_img read more

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Capital One Cup action this evening.

first_imgSheffield Wednesday who are unbeaten in 8 games host Arsenal, Chelsea go to Stoke, Hull entertain Leicester and Everton host Norwich at Goodison Park.All of those games kick off at 7.45Ahead of Chelsea’s game at Stoke manager Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct after being sent off during his side’s Premier League defeat at West Ham on Saturday. Mourinho is already appealing a £50,000 fine and suspended one-match stadium ban over comments he made about a referee.last_img

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Paddy Power breaks with marketing norms to sponsor Huddersfield Town

first_img Share Submit Related Articles Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Share Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Michelle Spillane – Paddy PowerPaddy Power marketing has broken with tradition after announcing that it has become the official shirt sponsor of Huddersfield Town FC for the upcoming 2019/20 Championship football season. The partnership marks the first time that the Irish legacy bookmaker will appear on an English football shirt, with Paddy Power marketing announcing that it has secured ‘the most lucrative sponsorship deal outside of the Premier League’.The Huddersfield Town sponsorship marks a significant U-turn for Paddy Power with regards to football marketing, as the bookmaker has previously stated that English football sponsorships hold little value with regards to long term investments.  Sean Jarvis – Huddersfield TownUpdating the market, Paddy Power’s Brand Marketing Director Michelle Spillane said: “We are excited to announce that we are Huddersfield Town’s shirt sponsor this season. They’re a club which, first and foremost, value their fans and know what it means to be a football supporter. We’re confident this deal will bring some bite and bark to The Terriers’ upcoming season.”Having suffered relegation to the Championship last campaign, Huddersfield has taken a step in the right direction to reclaiming a place in the Premier League by signing with the Irish bookmakers.Huddersfield Town Commercial Director Sean Jarvis commented: “The front-of-shirt sponsorship is very important to the Club and it was vital that we stayed patient to get the right commercial deal. We did that and it’s paid huge dividends through this new relationship with one of the most modern-thinking, pro-active businesses in Paddy Power.”Fans of the West Yorkshire side won’t have to wait long to see their new strip, with the club announcing the home kit will be revealed on Wednesday 17th July.last_img read more

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BANKS CRISIS: BREAKING NEWS…BANKS NEED ASTONISHING €24 BILLION

first_imgThe Central Bank has this evening published stress tests on the Irish banks showing that an astonishing €24bn will be needed to be put into the banks to help them cope with potential losses.The main points of the report in the past few minutes gives a break down of how much each bank will need with AIB at the top of the credit list.The breakdown is as follows: A total of €24bn needed for Irish banking systemAIB will need €13.3bnBank of Ireland will need €5.2bnEBS will need €1.5bnIrish Life & Permanent will need €4bnAnd there’s even more bad news as the Central Bank assessment found that the banks could face losses of €37.7 billion over the next three years under the worst-case, or ‘stressed’ scenario.The tests found that banks would need €18.7 billion in new capital to meet new Central Bank targets, but the bank also added another €5.3 billion to bring what it called ‘a layer of resilience’ in case of possible further losse after 2013.Central Bank Governor Patrick Honohan also set targets for how far the banks must reduce in size, through a combination of run-downs of assets and sales of assets.Professor Honohan said the aim was to create a sustainable Irish banking system through a combination of recapitalisation, deleveraging and reorganisation. Prof Honohan said smaller, but sounder, Irish banks should be in a better position to provide loans and other financial services to households and businesses to support the Irish economy.In the worst-case scenario, the four banks could lose €9.5bn from home mortgage loans over the next three years.Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has told shocked TDs in Dail Eireann his proposals for restructuring the banks.He said there will be two universal, full-service banks and a restructured Irish Life & Permanent.What he called the ‘first pillar’ bank will be based on Bank of Ireland, with the second one a combination of AIB and the EBS building society. BANKS CRISIS: BREAKING NEWS…BANKS NEED ASTONISHING €24 BILLION was last modified: March 31st, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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