Goodfella’s goes thinner

first_imgFlatbread pizza is the latest new product from Goodfella’s which, at 3-4mm at its centre, is its crispiest, thinnest crust.The frozen Flatbread range, which comprises margherita, pepperoni, ham & mushroom and chicken varieties, is 11.5 inches in diameter and has an RSP of £2.99.The base is made with ’00’ Grade Italian flour and extra-virgin olive oil; the dough undergoes a three-hour fermentation process, which helps ensure an undulating crust that is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, while creating small air pockets.Lisa Lewis, senior brand manager at Goodfella’s, said: “We believe it meets increasing consumer demand for ultra-thin, authentic pizza.”A £1m marketing campaign is being launched in May and will include outdoor advertising and in-store activity.last_img read more

Notre Dame unveils The Shirt 2016

first_imgRosie LoVoi Cheerleaders don this year’s Shirt at the unveiling ceremony Friday at Hammes Bookstore. Proceeds from sales of The Shirt help fund The Shirt Charity, the Rector Fund and various student clubs and organizations.“We wanted something different and bold, and we wanted the color to look really great in the stadium,” Howell said. “The 2011 royal blue Shirt did very well, and so after careful consideration we decided to do another bright blue. We like to have samples on hand so we know the exact color we’re getting and that takes time too. This year we went with a custom royal blue.”The committee decided to honor the late University President Emeritus, Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, with two excerpts from a quote he gave in an interview to Sports Illustrated in 1958, after the University came under criticism for the firing of football coach Terry Brennan. “We wanted to honor [Fr. Hesburgh] in an appropriate way. Last year he passed after the design was finalized, so we couldn’t majorly change the design. We did add his initials to the sleeve last year though. So this year it felt right to pay tribute again in a bigger way,“ Howell said. In the interview, Hesburgh said, “There is no academic virtue in playing mediocre football and no academic vice in winning a game that by all odds one should lose … There has been a surrender at Notre Dame, but it is a surrender to excellence on all fronts, and in this we hope to rise above ourselves with the help of God.” The excerpts “rise above ourselves” and “surrender to excellence” are featured on the back of this year’s Shirt. “We loved the message it sent about always trying to get better and strive for excellence on all fronts,” Howell said. “We then started to build around the design, including the championship year banners, the leprechaun, and the end zone marks. The front came together later, and I really wanted to use a football graphic instead of justing going with ‘Notre Dame Football’ as we’d done in the past. After working to match the look on the back, I think we got it.”According to Howell, this year the committee decided to switch the fabric back to 100 percent cotton. “This year’s Shirt is softer than some past 100 percent cotton ones, however, because it goes through a special wash process,” Howell said. Howell said the process was long but ultimately rewarding for her and the rest of the committee. “The Shirt has hands-down been one of the best and more influential parts of my time at Notre Dame. It’s an amazing project, and I have learned so much during my four years on the committee. It takes a lot of planning, organization and teamwork to run each year,” she said. Howell said the design received positive reviews from both the football team and Irish head coach Brian Kelly. “We meet with Coach Kelly before the unveiling, and he said very positive things about this year’s design and color,” Howell said. Tags: Hesburgh, The Shirt 2016 This football season the Notre Dame student section will be decked out in royal blue, the official color of The Shirt 2016. Chairman of The Shirt committee, senior Molly Howell, said the choice of color came after the committee saw success with a similar version in 2011.last_img read more

Rushville Walmart to close, 95 workers idled

first_imgRushville, In. — Arkansas-based Walmart has announced they will close the Rushville store. The store was opened in 1988, one of the first locations in the state and currently employs 95 people.Walmart cited an expiring lease and lagging sales as reasons for the closure.City officials are meeting with the Rush County Economic Development Commission to find a solution.last_img

Serie A roundup: Atalanta qualify for Champions League on final day

first_imgMilan squandered a two-goal lead at Spal before Franck Kessie netted the winner from the spot in a 3-2 victory – their fourth in a row but not enough to improve their league position.Sixth-placed Roma were the outsiders for a top-four finish but gave Daniele De Rossi a winning send-off in a 2-1 victory over Parma.De Rossi was afforded a standing ovation when he was replaced after 82 minutes and, although Gervinho levelled four minutes later, Diego Perotti restored Roma’s lead.Juventus lose against Sampdoria Atalanta have qualified for the Champions League for the first time in their history on the final day of the Serie A season with a 3-1 victory over nine-man Sassuolo.Sassuolo had two players sent off as Atalanta came from behind, courtesy of goals from Duvan Zapata, Alejandro Gomez and Mario Pasalic, to win 3-1 and finish third, booking a place in the Champions League for the first time.Atalanta, Inter, Milan and Roma were locked in a four-way fight for two places at Europe’s top table heading into the final round of Serie A fixtures.Inter also qualify for Champions League Inter made hard work of their 2-1 triumph against Empoli. Keita Balde gave them the lead six minutes into the second half, but Mauro Icardi then missed a penalty and Hamed Junior Traore scored an equaliser that gave the visitors hope of avoiding the drop.Radja Nainggolan restored the advantage after a Matias Vecino strike bounced back off the left-hand post and there was still time for Marcelo Brozovic to have a goal disallowed and Keita to be sent off for a second bookable offence.Empoli’s unused substitute goalkeeper Filippo Perucchini was also shown a red card for his stoppage-time remonstrations.Milan, Roma to play Europa League football Juventus could not give outgoing coach Massimiliano Allegri a victorious exit, as defeat to Sampdoria stretched their winless run to five matches.The Bianconeri have long since clinched an eighth consecutive title and, in the absence of a number of key players, they fell to a 2-0 loss that was of little consequence to either club.Gregoire Defrel opened the scoring in the 84th minute, before Gianluca Caprari doubled the advantage in stoppage time.Empoli are relegatedEmpoli were relegated due to their unfavourable head-to-head record against Genoa, who scraped a 17th-place finish with a goalless draw at fellow strugglers Fiorentina.Udinese, who started the day two places above the relegation zone, ended it within a point of the top half thanks to a 2-1 win at Cagliari.In the day’s remaining fixture, Lazio – who join Milan and Roma in the Europa League following their Coppa Italia triumph – were beaten 3-1 at Torino. Lazio finish eighth, one place behind their hosts on Sunday. AC Milan beat Spal but miss out on Champions League footballcenter_img Juventus, who were missing key players against Sampdoria, finished the season on a five-game winless run Source: Sky Sports Inter Milan are also in next season’s Champions Leaguelast_img read more