Hovis is changing its bread packaging and spending £1m on a TV ad campaign. The new packaging will feature the Union Jack flag and an eye-catching blue band.The overhaul is intended to promote the difference between Hovis and its competitors. “Hovis is the only major national bread brand that uses 100% British wheat and no artificial preservatives,” said Sioned Winfield, Hovis brand controller at Premier Foods. “This is a key differentiator and will make Hovis more competitive versus the other bread brands.”The TV campaign will run from 10 February to 31 March and will reprise the ‘Go on Lad’ advertisement, featuring a young boy’s journey through time, highlighting quintessential British scenes such as the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.
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Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on June 18, 2017 at 11:34 am Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langer UPDATED: August 8, 2017 at 4:38 p.m.Tyler Lydon is headed to the NBA after two seasons at Syracuse, and he’s a near certainty to have his name called at some point in Thursday’s NBA Draft.The 6-foot-9 forward finished his collegiate career with per-game averages of 11.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game. He also shot 40-percent from deep while drilling 93 3-pointers.Currently, several mock drafts have him projected to go near the end of the first round, down from the mid-first round he had been projected in the early and middle portions of his sophomore season. After presenting the argument to take Lydon on Saturday, here are three reasons why teams should consider passing on Lydon.Not big enoughAdvertisementThis is placeholder textAt 6-foot-9, Lydon’s height fits perfectly at power forward. But what’s lacking is the weight. Players become bigger and stronger in the NBA, and Lydon might not be physically ready to compete.Lydon gained 13 pounds between his freshman and sophomore season at SU, from 210 to 223, but there’s still more to go. In the case for picking Lydon, he was compared to current Milwaukee Bucks forward Mirza Teletovic, who also stands at 6-foot-9 and is a 3-point specialist. The one difference is that Teletovic is 245 pounds.In an interview with DraftExpress, Lydon said that he’s working on adding muscle. He’ll have to succeed if he wants to physically compete with stronger forwards.PigeonholedOne of Lydon’s main traits at SU was his positional versatility, with Jim Boeheim playing him at three different positions — both forwards and at center — during his two years.Lydon’s skillset really only lends itself to playing as a stretch four at the NBA level. He’s already lacking some strength to play against stronger forwards, which means he’d face an even bigger mismatch against opposing centers.Liam Sheehan | Staff PhotographerLydon did flash the ability to get to the rim from the high and low posts, using a jab and quick spin to create space. Against faster and stronger defenders, that option won’t be there.Lydon also lacks the dribbling ability and quick first step to create offense for himself from the wing. He wasn’t consistent off the dribble, making it unclear whether he’ll create any offense for himself. His current skill set really limits with whom he can match up.Missed opportunityLydon came into the season on the All-Atlantic Coast Conference second team. After the departure of Trevor Cooney, Michael Gbinije and Malachi Richardson, it was expected that he would see a large increase in his scoring load.But by the end of the season, Lydon averaged 2.8 more points per game than he did the previous year (13.2 in his sophomore year, 10.4 his freshman year).Lydon struggled with consistency throughout the season. He had a six game stretch —between the second Boston College game and the game against North Carolina State — in which he averaged 18.3 points per game. Over the next six games — including games against Pittsburgh and Louisville in which Tyus Battle was dealing with an illness and playing limited minutes — Lydon average just 10.5. There were times when he’d aggressively attack the basket. Other times, he’d pass up a few too many open looks from deep.Most mock drafts indicate that Lydon’s stock has dropped since before the season. Teams might have seen his inability to seize control of an offense he seemed poised to take as a serious flaw. Comments read more
Vipers of Uganda celebrated opening a new stadium in Kampala by edging Platinum Stars of South Africa 1-0 thanks to a Milton Karisa header just after half-time.The visitors created no real threat towards hosts Ismail Watenga’s goal as they opted for s defensive approach ahead of the second leg next weekend. Vipers starting XI that beat South African side Platinum on Saturday. Ismail Watenga, Nicholas Wadada, Dan Birikwalira, Shafik Bakaki,Halid Lwaliwa, Deus Bukenya,Moses Waiswa, Brian Nkuubi ( Keziron Kizito), Erisa Sekisambu (Tonny Odur, ) Milton Karisa ,Mike Sserumaga (Siraje Sentamu). PHOTOS HIMA MEDIAJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP | CS Sfaxien of Tunisia trounced Young Sports Academy of Cameroon 5-0 Saturday to start superbly in pursuit of a record-extending fourth CAF Confederation Cup title.Senegalese Walliou Ndoye gave the hosts a ninth-minute lead in Mediterranean city Sfax and Karim Aouadhi converted two penalties before half-time.Further goals from Alaa Marzouki and Ndoye served notice that Sfaxien are aiming to emulate the title-winning teams of 2007, 2008 and 2013.Nestor Clausen, part of the Diego Maradona-inspired 1986 Argentina World Cup-winning squad, coaches the Tunisian outfit.JS Kabylie of Algeria, the most decorated of the 32 contenders with six CAF titles, were grateful to goalkeeper Malek Asselah for a 0-0 away to Etoile of Congo Brazzaville.He saved a second-half penalty and left the “Canaries” in a strong position to reach play-offs next month against the CAF Champions League last-32 losers.Action in the Vipers-Platinum match at the new St Mary’s stadium Vipers Sports Club president Lawrence Mulindwa was lauded for his efforts in making the dream of the club’s St. Mary’s Stadium turn into reality.This after the 20,000-seater stadium hosted its first official match.“We thank Mulindwa for a great job done in building this stadium,” the Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi stated in his remarks during the half time break of the game in which he was the guest of honour.“His love and passion for sports especially football has been manifested through the set up of this special and historical facility. We encourage many more individuals to act like Mulindwa has done,” he added. Brazilian spurs Angola sideBrazilian Fabricio Simoes bagged a brace as Recreativo Libolo of Angola beat Platinum Ngezi of Zimbabwe 2-1 in Calulo, south of Luanda.Liberty Chakoroma scored a potentially crucial away goal for African newcomers Platinum, who host the return match next weekend.Sanga Balende of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kaloum of Guinea and Onze Createurs of Mali established 1-0 advantages at home in other first legs.Pedro Kungemena scored for Balende against Al Hilal Al Obeid of Sudan in Lubumbashi and Aboubacar Sylla was the Kaloum match-winner in Conakry against Ittihad Tanger of Morocco.Share on: WhatsApp read more
Pittsburgh running back James Conner (24) plays against the Delaware in the NCAA football game on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Virginia is taking a “why not us?” approach in what appears to be a wide-open ACC Coastal Division race.The Cavaliers (3-2, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) share the lead in the Coastal Division standings with Georgia Tech and Pittsburgh. Coach Mike London said they see Saturday night’s visit from the Panthers (3-2, 1-0) as an opportunity to gain some ground in the division.Staying the Cavaliers to stay in contention “that requires you playing, that requires you executing, that requires you winning those games,” London said earlier this week. “So for us, before we even start thinking about passing beyond Pittsburgh, the most important thing is winning this game to go 2-0 in the conference.”The Panthers are coming off consecutive home losses, including a 21-10 setback to Akron of the Mid-American Conference last weekend, and Virginia linebacker Daquan Romero expects the Panthers to be angry.The showdown will match strength against strength.Pittsburgh running back James Conner ranks third nationally with an average of 158 yards per game and is second in the country with nine rushing touchdowns. Virginia’s defense is 10th against the run, allowing just 86.6 yards per game. The Cavaliers have only allowed six rushing touchdowns all season.The Zips focused on shutting down the running game, allowing just 129 yards on 40 carries, and Panthers coach Paul Chryst figures his team will face the same challenge at Scott Stadium.“What are you going to do? You’re going to take away someone’s strength. Our strength is running the football,” he said, adding that proving to be effective throwing the ball can also open things up.Quarterback Chad Voytik has a pretty good weapon in that front, too, in wide receiver Tyler Boyd, widely viewed as one of the best in the ACC. Boyd last season burned Virginia for 111 yards on seven catches as the Panthers won 14-3, getting both their touchdowns on short drive after Virginia turnovers.“We outplayed them and I feel like we should have come out on top, but we didn’t,” Virginia linebacker Henry Coley said. The Cavaliers limited Pitt to 8 rushing yards and had seven sacks for minus 69 yards.This season, the winner gains an upper hand in the Coastal race.“I feel like it’s been wide open for a number of years lately,” Coley said, noting that Duke won the division last year. “It just comes down to, on Saturdays, who’s going to win, who’s going to lose.”___Here are things to watch for when Pittsburgh plays at Virginia:RUNNING GAMES: The Panthers rank 16th nationally with an average of 269 rushing yards per game, and Virginia is 10th best at stopping the run. The Panthers also gave up 169 yards on the ground last week against Akron, and with Virginia still trying to get its running game going, this might be the week.WHERE’S BOYD?: Tyler Boyd is among the best receivers in the conference, if not the country, and Virginia coach Mike London said the Cavaliers will have to know where he is at all times. He caught seven passes for 111 yards against Virginia last year and one or two big plays could change the game quickly.LAMBERT: Starting quarterback Greyson Lambert seemed to have seized the job until he rolled an ankle at BYU two weeks ago and Matt Johns replaced him. Johns started last week with Lambert sidelined, and both figure to play again. Lambert, though, has the bigger arm, and can energize Virginia’s passing game.CONFUSING CHAD: Pitt coach Paul Chryst said his QB, Chad Voytik, sometimes overthinks things, which could play right into Virginia’s hands. The Cavaliers rank second nationally with 18 takeaways and are tied for fifth with 18 sacks, and disrupting the quarterback is a primary goal of their aggressive style.WHITE OUT?: Virginia’s administration squashed any notion of a player-requested “white out,” perhaps because about 28,000 seats were empty last week when the Cavaliers hosted Kent State. The school expects a crowd in the low to mid 40s, and players have used twitter to reiterate their “white out” desires.___Follow Hank on twitter at: http://twitter.com/hankkurzjr read more