Associated British Foods said its Allied Bakeries division had seen “a very disappointing year”, as it posted preliminary results for the year ended 16 September this week.There were revenue declines in Kingsmill and own label, and profitability declined sharply. The new management team has developed plans for the reinvigoration of the brand, it said. But with the need for brand investment, no imme diate improvements in profitability should be expected in 2007.The last year had seen “major long-term developments for the group”, chief executive George Weston said.But although there were satisfactory advances in several businesses, they were offset by the £34m impact of sugar regime reform and a £64m increase in energy costs, most of which could not be recovered in pricing.Chairman Martin Adamson said British Sugar has responded to the fundamental changes in the EU sugar regime with initiatives to reposition the business for growth.The acquisition of 51% of Illovo Sugar Limited, based in southern Africa, provided a new platform for growth.Group revenue increased by 7% to £6.0bn and adjusted operating profit increased by 1% to £561m.
PREMIERE: Dimond Saints Share Kendrick Lamar “DNA” Remix And Live Music Video [FREE Download]PREMIERE: Dimond Saints Share Kendrick Lamar “DNA” Remix And Live Music Video [FREE Download]
2017 is only half-over, yet it’s already been monumental for Oakland’s future muzik merchants, Dimond Saints. an-ten-nae and Releece—the two artists behind Dimond Saints—released their long-awaited, critically acclaimed LP, Prism in the Dark, in January, then followed it up with a haunting companion EP, Shadows, in the spring. After unveiling tons of new material at Raindance’s annual Chinese New Year in San Francisco, the duo has ridden that momentum into festival season, delivering fiery sets at Lightning in a Bottle, Electric Forest, Enchanted Forest Gathering, and more. The Saints have an East Coast throwdown later this month at Farmfest in New Jersey ahead of a high-profile engagement slated for the main stage at Oregon Eclipse in August.Today, Live For Live Music is proud to premiere Dimond Saints‘ new music video and a free download of their bombastic remix of Kendrick Lamar’s “DNA.” The track is an-ten-nae and Releece’s colossal re-imagining of Kendrick’s Lamar’s smash “DNA”, from the Los Angeles rapper’s recently released opus DAMN. The demonic duo reaches deep into the heart of darkness to uncork a cannon blast of conscious anthem trap. Neck-snapping drums march beneath K-Dot’s potent prophecies, while the sparse synths and samples on the track infuse instrumental flourishes and primordial percussion with surgical precision.Download Dimond Saints’ remix of Kendrick Lamar’s DNA here!The video for Dimond Saints’ “DNA” remix was directed by Galen Oakes. Filmed live at Lightning in a Bottle 2017 in Bradley, California, the video features clips of Dimond Saints’ set at The DoLab‘s Thunder Stage and captures the two at their absolute zenith. For this particular set, an-ten-nae and Releece were joined by Matt Silberman on sax and MIDI flute and C.L. Behrens on bass trombone, as well as by frequent collaborator and ethereal vocalist Yaarrohs. Dimond Saints debuted their “DNA” remix late into their LIB set, detonating a thunderclap that reverberated into the night and sent the assembled masses into a frenzy. You can read more about their fantastic Thunder Stage set in L4LM’s LIB 2017 wrap-up. Check out Dimond Saints’ latest music video below, and click here to download Dimond Saints’ Kendrick Lamar remix. You can connect with the Dimond Saints on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Bandcamp to stay up-to-date with the group as the look toward 2018 and beyond! Words: B.GetzPhoto: Jacob AvanzatoTwitter: @DimondSaints
Amazon to Stream ‘The Sopranos’ and Other HBO ShowsAmazon to Stream ‘The Sopranos’ and Other HBO Shows
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York In a letter to shareholders on Monday, Netflix hinted at a rate-hike for new members—and eventually for existing subscribers—to better position itself to acquire new content to its streaming service. Those plans won’t include HBO shows. Amazon, the Internet retail giant-turned streaming content delivery service, announced Wednesday an agreement with HBO that would bring some of the network’s top hits such as The Sopranos, Six Feet Under and The Wire to Amazon Prime Instant Video. Recent hits—Girls, The Newsroom and Veep—would become available three years after airing on HBO. The deal marks the first time HBO content will appear on platforms other than its own. “HBO has produced some of the most groundbreaking, beloved and award-winning shows in television history, with more than 115 Emmys amongst the assortment of shows coming to Prime members next month,” Brad Beale, director of Content Acquisition for Amazon, said in a press release announcing the agreement. “HBO original content is some of the most-popular across Amazon Instant Video—our customers love watching these shows.” Amazon Prime members pay a yearly fee—which Amazon just raised to $99—and have hundreds of TV shows and films to choose from. Amazon, like Netflix, is also developing its own original content that streams exclusively on Amazon Instant Video. The Amazon-HBO deal is a blow to Netflix, which was reportedly interested in adding HBO programming to its vast video library. In Monday’s letter to shareholders, Netflix said it would increase by one or two dollars the monthly rate of its streaming service—which is currently $7.99 in the United States. The Los Gatos, California-based streaming service also hinted that the rate-hike could also hit current subscribers in the future. Amazon Prime members will be able to access The Sopranos and other HBO shows beginning May 21, Amazon said. The list of shows and mini series include: The Sopranos, The Wire, Deadwood, Rome, Six Feet Under, Eastbound & Down, Enlightened, Flight of the Conchords, Angels in America, Band of Brothers, John Adams, The Pacific and Parade’s End. Amazon also noted that it acquired the rights to select seasons of Boardwalk Empire, Treme and True Blood. HBO exclusive movies such as Game Change will also be available on Amazon Instant Video. Amazon Prime subscribers who do not pay for HBO will be disappointed to learn that the epic series, Game of Thrones, which is currently in its fourth season, is not part of the deal. Two popular series that are no longer airing—Sex and the City and Entourage—also didn’t make the cut. Most of HBO’s past and current programming is available to its subscribers on the network’s other platforms, including HBO Go.
Syracuse press forces 30 turnovers in blowout win over EaglesSyracuse press forces 30 turnovers in blowout win over Eagles
Published on February 19, 2015 at 11:12 pm Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettus Syracuse was up 26 with 12:38 left in the second half, but Quentin Hillsman was still stepping onto the court, directing his players on the press.“Come on Corn. Come on Corn. Pressure Corn,” the SU head coach yelled from the sideline to guard Cornelia Fondren, the first line of defense in SU’s press.Fondren shuffled her feet in front of Boston College’s ball-handler and the whistle sounded for BC’s third 10-second backcourt violation of the night.“Syracuse does a really good job of mixing their looks and they come at you in different ways in different situations and you sort of feel like it’s the NFL a little bit,” Boston College head coach Erik Johnson said. “You’re trying to read different pressure packages. Where are the openings going to be?”Throughout the game, Syracuse’s defense was relentless. The Orange forced 30 turnovers, grabbed 17 steals and scored 17 points off turnovers. No. 25 SU (19-8, 9-5 Atlantic Coast) jumped into passing lanes in its half-court defense, on the way to a 73-51 win over Boston College (12-14, 4-9 ACC) in the Carrier Dome on Thursday. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“To force 30 turnovers and to really get our defense set was tremendous tonight,” Hillsman said. “…We were able to really get into our pressure and that was the difference in the game.”The press frustrated Boston College from the start. Four and a half minutes in, SU held the Eagles backcourt for the first time of the game. Boston College guard Martina Mosetti waved her arms forward, motioning to her teammates to run down the court during the press, yelling, “Come on, let’s go.”The Orange took advantage of BC’s young starting guards — freshmen Mosetti, Ashley Kelsick and sophomore Emilee Daley, and the Eagles took five minuets to log its first field goal.Fondren and SU guard Diamond Henderson cornered Mosetti along the sideline and Fondren ripped the ball free before taking an uncontested layup. Boston College called timeout and Hillsman skipped onto the court, smiling, pumping his fist.“I don’t think we reacted very well in a lot of situations,” Johnson said. Some of (the turnovers) were just us making silly mistakes, but I would say the vast majority was Syracuse is very, very good at forcing you into those situations.”The Orange shot 48 percent on the game, which gave more opportunities to press. It led to easy buckets, driving up the percentage and overwhelming the Eagles.Even when Boston College could set up in its half-court offense, SU stifled the Eagles in the paint. The wings in Syracuse’s zone cut in front of backdoor passes and BC only managed 10 points down low.“If we can score off those turnovers we can get easy offense and easy offense is good offense for us,” SU guard Alexis Peterson said. “Easier, earlier and often, that’s what we kind of always go by.”Syracuse’s one weakness on defense came in the half-court set, when Boston College would cycle the ball around the perimeter and launch one of its 28 3-pointers. Shouts of “shooter” would come from the bench before BC would cash in on an open 3. And though the Eagles made 11 shots from beyond the arc, it couldn’t overcome the Orange’s press.Said Johnson: “They’re able to push tempo, they’re able to take you out of your comfort zone and force you to play at a tempo that’s uncomfortable.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
In front of their first sellout crowd in over five years, the USC Trojans defeated the UCLA Bruins 80-61. Four Trojans scored in double figures, as USC lead from start to finish. The win gave the Trojans their first season sweep over the Bruins since the 2009-10 season.The Trojans (18-5, 7-3) jumped out to an early 9-0 lead behind some strong play from guard Julian Jacobs. To say the Galen Center was rocking, would have been an understatement.“It was fun. The fans came out and supported. They went with the blackout,” sophomore guard Jordan McLaughlin said. “It was an amazing crowd. Their energy translated to us on the court.UCLA guard Aaron Holiday kept the Bruins (13-10, 4-6) in the game, scoring 9 first-half points. No other Bruin had more than 6 points in the half.The Trojans did a great job on the defensive end, holding the Bruins to 30-percent shooting in the first half. The Bruins were able to keep the game from getting out of hand by crashing the offensive glass. Behind center Thomas Welsh, the Bruins had seven first-half offensive rebounds.Elijah Stewart ended the half on a 11-2 run that put the Trojans up by 11 heading into the locker room. As a team, the Trojans shot 49 percent from the field and hit five 3 pointers in the first half.The Men of Troy led comfortably for a majority of the second half. Every time the Bruins came within striking distance, the Trojans seemed to have an answer.After building their lead to as much as 16, the Trojans got lazy on the defensive end and allowed the Bruins to creep back into the game. A 3 pointer from guard Isaac Hamilton cut the Trojan lead to just 6 points.It didn’t take long for the Trojans to respond. Guard Elijah Stewart came through with a huge 3 on the very next possession to give the Men of Troy a comfortable cushion with just under four minutes to play. Stewart finished with 16 points and six rebounds.The Bruins missed a 3-point attempt on their next possession, and Bennie Boatwright hit four free throws to push the lead to 13. The Bruins would never threaten again.The Trojans ended the game on an 18-5 run, capped by a nonchalant 3-pointer from Jordan McLaughlin at the buzzer. McLaughlin had a rough first half, going scoreless, but finished with a team high 10 assists to go with 9 second-half points.Jacobs continued his stellar season as the heart and soul of the Trojan team. The third-year guard finished with 17 points, six rebounds and five assists.“It’s definitely huge,” Jacobs said. “But, we expect to win every game that we play. Whether we play defense or not is usually the determining factor. It is definitely nice to see 10,000 at Galen. I can’t remember the last time [that happened].”UCLA guard Bryce Alford, who has killed the Trojans over the past few years, had one of his worst games of the season. The junior finished 3 for 13 from the field, including 3 for 9 from downtown, with 10 points and seven assists.Head coach Andy Enfield was satisfied with his team’s defensive lockdown on the dangerous Bruin guard.“We have pretty good guards too. You’re not going to shut down those guys [Isaac Hamilton and Bryce Alford]. They are so talented, they can make the three, drive, pull-up, and they create for their teammates.” Enfield said. “Our goal was to make it challenging for them because we know how good they are.”The 61 points marked a season low for the Bruins, who entered the game averaging 80.1 points per game. As a team, the Bruins could not find their offense against a stout Trojan defense. UCLA finished shooting just 35 percent from the field and 27 percent from deep.The win gave the Trojans their best-ever home record to start the season at 14-0.Next up for the Men of Troy is a trip to Arizona to take on the Sun Devils and Wildcats. The Trojans beat both teams at the Galen Center in early January.