2006:THE YEAR AHEAD

first_imgWe manage the buying for Subway’s franchises in the UK, Ireland and Germany.For Subway, 2006 will be all about increasing store numbers and making strides towards our growth goals – we want to have 2,010 stores in the UK and Ireland by the matching year of 2010. In 2005 there was an increasing awareness of what we eat. I think that will not diminish in 2006, unlike some fad diets. It will continue to get stronger and healthy eating will become an unconscious decision for consumers.We are starting to see the work the major branded manufacturers have been doing on healthy options come to market – for example lower salt products. Healthy eating will become baked into the way we eat, if you forgive the pun!last_img read more

A First For All

first_imgSpirits were high this past weekend and music filled the streets. Roanoke, VA harnessed hundred of runners from all over the country eager to tackle one of the US’s most challenging races, the Blue Ridge Marathon. In conjunction, the Down By Downtown music festival gave runners and non-runners alike the option to tap their feet in 6 different venues and listen to over 50 different bands perform.Early Saturday morning, April 16th, runner after runner made their way past the Blue Ridge Outdoors booth. Reluctantly glancing at the steep, unforgiving hills that surround Roanoke, racers approached the starting line. Looking forward to kicking off a group hike that Live Outside and Play and Walkabout Outfitter had been planning for weeks in advance, I myself was anxious to experience the terrain. With the ringing of the starting pistol still echoing in my ear, our first eager participant approached the BRO booth. Soon, 23 people had arrived._MG_4762Our route to the top of Mill Mountain would, we later found, weave right through the racing action. Cowbells and loud cheers rang out from locations all over the city. From busy streets through intersections filled with spectators, pavement soon turned to trail and only the faintest of cheering could be heard. The morning sun began to feel warm as we climbed further away from the crowds below.IMG_1968IMG_1888 IMG_1890Multiple participants on the hike were experiencing Roanoke’s hiking trails for the first time, having lived there their entire lives. One family in particular made all my efforts worth the while. I dropped back from my middle position in the long single file line that climbed the narrow trail, and filed in suit all the way in the back for a chance to speak with them. In doing so I could hear the excitement in their voices and see their wide eyes processing the tranquility they had found.It’s always uplifting to see the wide eyes of a person who just stepped onto a hiking trail for the first time. Although surprising to hear of such a thing, I find great joy in providing somebody with such a rewarding experience. The quiet of the forest and the crunch of leaves beneath my feet reminded me how important and monumental hiking has been in my life. I can’t imagine life without walking in the woods.IMG_1922 IMG_1910 IMG_1906 IMG_1924Reaching the top of Mill Mountain, though urban, was as far in the backcountry as these folks had ever been. Peering out over the city, I couldn’t help but smile. Who knows what this short walk in the woods had done for that mother and her two kids. Perhaps I was able to introduce them to something life-changing, confidence-building, maybe the quiet was exactly what they needed. However it affected them, that day they stood proudly soaking in the beauty of their hometown.IMG_1976– Adam R. Stay up-to-date with all-things Live Outside and Play by following our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter feeds! Coming soon to a mountain town near you.last_img read more

Football News Euro 2020: Harry Kane Nets Hat-Trick As England Beat Montenegro To Qualify

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as England cruised to an emphatic 7-0 victory over Montenegro to seal their spot in the Euro 2020 finals. It was great result for England in their 1000th international game. However, the game will probably be most remembered for the Raheem Stering-Joe Gomez drama before the match and the booing of Gomez by parts of the Wembley crowd during the game. It was an unfortunate event that took some shine off from a good performance by the youngest England side in 60 years.Raheem Sterling, excluded from this game for attacking Gomez at St George’s Park on Monday, tweeted after the match to condemn it and emphasise that his team-mate was blameless in their confrontation.In the game, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain drilled in from Ben Chilwell’s cross in the 11th minute to score his first England goal since June 2017. Harry Kane then headed one inside to start his goal-scoring spree. He headed another one from another Ben Chilwell cross six minutes later made it 3-0. Marcus Rashford lashed in the fourth, after Harry Maguire’s header had been well saved by Mijatovic. Kane completed his hat-trick well before half-time.Montenegro switched to a five-man defence for the second half. However, England managed to find the sixth goal via an own goal. Substitute Tammy Abraham slid in from the cross of Jadon Sancho to get his first England goal.The Czech Republic joined England in qualifying for Euro 2020 from Group A by coming from behind to beat Kosovo 2-1. Elsewhere, France and Turkey made it to the Euro 2020 finals after the world champions came from behind to win 2-1 against Moldova. Turkey played a scoreless draw with Iceland finishing second in Group H.WATCH: Cristiano Ronaldo Scores Stunning Hat-Trick As Portugal Thump Lithuania 6-0 Cristiano Ronaldo scored his ninth international hat-trick as Portugal thumped Lithuania 6-0 in a Euro 2020 qualifier. This was the 55th hat-trick of his career. However, the defending European champions will have to wait to confirm their place at next year’s edition. Aleksandar Mitrovic’s brace kept Serbia’s hopes alive as they beat Luxembourg 3-2. Portugal are second with 14 points, one ahead of Serbia, and will qualify if they win in Luxembourg on Sunday. The Group B leaders, Ukraine, have already made the finals. last_img read more

Lakers president of player personnel Ryan West leaving team, report says

first_imgLakers front office news: The team has parted ways with director of player personnel Ryan West, sources told @TheAthletic. The son of Jerry West was first hired as a scout in 2009. Worked in Memphis before that. West credited for D’Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson picks.— Bill Oram (@billoram) July 27, 2019West spent 10 years with the Lakers and is credited for drafting D’Angelo Russell in 2015 and is the son of Clippers executive board member Jerry West. The Lakers are making a change in their front office.Los Angeles is parting ways with director of player personnel Ryan West, according to report from The Athletic.  Los Angeles has had some major turnover as of late. It sent Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram and three future first-round draft picks to the Pelicans in exchange for star forward Anthony Davis in June. President of basketball operations Magic Johnson also resigned toward the end of 2018-19 and the team fired Luke Walton following the season. Related News JJ Redick declines Team USA invitation for World Cupcenter_img WNBA All-Star 2019: Erica Wheeler impresses in showcase debut as Team A’ja Wilson wins The Lakers successfully secured an elite talent to partner with LeBron James but struck out on Kawhi Leonard, who signed with the Clippers. The Clippers also traded a large sum of assets to acquire Paul George from the Thunder, making them a championship contender.It’s shaping up to be an interesting season in the Staples Center in 2019-20, and the Lakers are hoping to return to the playoff hunt for the first time in six years. They’ll try to do that with a new head coach in Frank Vogel and general manager Rob Pelinka calling the shots.last_img read more