Asda launches new iPhone app

first_imgSupermarket retailer Asda has developed a new transactional mobile phone app, allowing customers to buy groceries online and price check the cost of their shopping using their iPhones.Customers are now able to download the Asda App onto their iPhone to register to shop, amend an existing order or delivery slot up until 10pm the day before their delivery is due. The app also has an integrated scanner enabling customers to add new products to their basket by scanning the barcode.Kate Cuthbertson, Asda’s head of mobile strategy, said: “More than 60% of customers who access the Asda.com mobile website do so using iPhones, so we’ve created an app that allows them to shop – and price check – on the move. Our mobile strategy is moving at pace with more new developments planned into the New Year.”last_img read more

Turkuaz & New Mastersounds Team Up For A Funky Colorado Throwdown [Review]

first_imgIt’s hard to think of two touring acts better than Turkuaz and the New Mastersounds in the world of funk. Both have carved their respective sounds in tribute to eras of old, but in distinctly different ways. Turkuaz, the 9-piece powerfunk outfit from Brooklyn, pays homage to the theatrical style of legends like the Talking Heads and Sly and the Family Stone; the New Mastersounds, to the contrary, have a raw vintage sound akin to instrumental funk greats like the Meters and Booker T & the M.G’s. The bands have recently kicked off a nationwide co-headlining tour, which made a stop at the historic Boulder Theater on Friday night.On this particular night, it was the New Mastersounds turn to bat lead off. Eddie Roberts, the suave leader of the band who wore a sport coat for the duration of the performance, was on his A game. His jazzy guitar licks and catchy phrasings anchored the tunes, allowing ample room for keyboardist Joe Tatton to dance and explore on the Hammond B3 organ. The band cooked from one song to next, eventually enlisting Turkuaz saxophonists Josh Schwartz and Greg Sanderson to join in on the fun.Next up was Turkuaz, with a slightly larger lighting rig and a much larger cast. Each of the nine members wore a different unique color, a light-hearted approach consistent across much of the band’s recent marketing. Their show was a well-scripted collective experience with surprisingly few extended solos, but it was tasteful guitarist Craig Brodhead that got his name called the most.Turkuaz’s time was a welcomed mix of original tracks, mostly off their latest release “Digitonium,” and select covers. There were renditions of Hot Chocolate’s disco hit “Every 1’s a Winner,” the Talking Heads’ “Slippery People” and The Band’s “The Shape I’m In” ended the set.The band encored with “On the Border,” a cover of a New Mastersounds cut recently released on a 7’’ EP that Roberts and Tatton returned for. It was a fitting collaboration and close to one of the funkiest nights of music Boulder, CO has seen in some time![Photo via gergyt // Instagram]last_img read more

Vaccination Week in the Americas: Love. Trust. Protect. #GetVax

first_img 10 Views   no discussions Share Tweet AnnouncementsLifestyleLocalNewsRegional Vaccination Week in the Americas: Love. Trust. Protect. #GetVax by: – April 28, 2020 Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation Country Programme Specialist, Anneke Wilson speaks on the 18th Vaccination Week in the Americas from April 25th to May 2nd, 2020 themed, “Love. Trust. Protect. #GetVax.” The 9th World Immunization Week is celebrated April 24-30.“The celebration of this year’s Vaccination Week in the Americas is being convened in an unusual and very difficult epidemiological context. While we have a challenging task ahead of us to deal with COVID-19, we must take a moment to recognize that many other dangerous diseases can be prevented through immunization.Some of the diseases that vaccines prevent are seasonal Influenza, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Polio, BCG and Cervical Cancer. Hence, immunization is considered an essential service that must be ensured during the pandemic.PAHO recommends that countries pay special attention to vaccination against influenza to protect vulnerable populations including older adults, people living in nursing homes or asylums, people with non-communicable diseases, and health care workers.We cannot afford to lose the success gained through strong vaccination programs and the contribution it has made to healthy and productive nations.Vaccines not only keep populations healthier, but also reduce the burden on the health systems, thus allowing them to focus on other areas including the response to COVID-19 which is presently affecting countries.This year’s vaccination campaign brings to mind the love people have for their children, themselves, and their communities and the trust in vaccines’ ability to save lives and the protection they provide for every one everywhere.We must also remember to salute the Health Care workers who continue to labour in the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic.PAHO encouraged countries earlier this year to focus and recognize the work of the Nurse Midwife.So as Vaccination Week in the Americas is being celebrated we must thank the nurses for their work, more specifically through the attainment of high vaccination coverage.Dominica continues to maintain an over 95 % vaccination coverage for diseases covered by the expanded program in immunization. They also continue to encourage access for booster vaccinations. I beg of you to maintain your appointments, if you are ill or cannot attend for one reason or another call and adjust your appointment with your health care provider.Please remember vaccines save lives …. Love… trust …. Protect ….Get VAX! “last_img read more

FIFA and CONCACAF introduce club licensing in region

first_imgFIFA, in collaboration with CONCACAF, today held final discussions during a landmark seminar on club licensing in Miami. The main objective of the two-day event was to inform member associations about the implementation of the FIFA Club Licensing System in CONCACAF that will introduce a set of minimum criteria into national and continental competitions from 2015 and 2016, respectively.FIFA Vice-President and CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb opened the seminar by stressing the importance of club licensing for the future of football in the region: “This seminar is a continuation of everything we do for the professionalisation and the transparency of football. The member associations must be the agents of change, the catalysts for the transformation of CONCACAF.”FIFA’s Club Licensing System is based on five key criteria: sporting, personnel and administrative, financial, infrastructure and legal. These criteria aim to safeguard the credibility and integrity of club competitions while improving the level of professionalism within the football family and promoting transparency in the finances, ownership and control of clubs.The adaptation of club licensing at confederation and subsequently at member association level is a long-term process in which the objective is to provide essential requirements and minimum standards to further enhance club football competitions. At the end of this process, the benefits for clubs, leagues and member associations are numerous: higher level of club management, better level of home-grown players, higher level of play, increase of fans and revenues, and ultimately, better level of the national team.“The FIFA Club Licensing System will raise the level of club football, both on and off the pitch, and represents a long-term development tool for FIFA member associations. Therefore, FIFA fully supports each confederation and member association implementing the FIFA Club Licensing System,” said FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke.The member associations of Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, US Virgin Islands and USA were represented at the seminar. The participants attended presentations by FIFA and CONCACAF which laid out the basis for the implementation of club licensing by the members, as well as panel discussions involving famous figures of the region’s football such as Shaka Hislop (TV analyst and former Trinidad & Tobago player), Yon De Luisa (CEO of Club América) and Cheryl Bailey (US NWSL) and representatives of member associations.While the AFC and UEFA have already established a club licensing system on their respective continents, FIFA is planning to organise further seminars in the CAF, CONMEBOL and OFC regions to ensure that the FIFA Club Licensing System operates in all corners of worldlast_img read more