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Amazon to sponsor Great British Bake Off

first_imgAmazon has secured headline sponsorship on The Great British Bake Off’s upcoming second season.Amazon’s biggest UK television purchase yet, the deal is reported to be worth around £5m, according to The Guardian, casting GBBO as one of the most valuable entertainment sponsorships in the UK – in the league of The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent. It will take the opportunity to promote its Echo speakers and Alexa voice assistant within the show’s advertisement breaks.GBBO attracted the largest audience among 16- to 34-year-olds of any TV show in the UK last year – one of the retailer’s biggest consumer groups – with the finale reaching 11 million viewers.The sponsorship arrangement includes spin-off programming Bake Off: An Extra Slice, festive episodes, and Bake Off: The Professionals. Channel 4 paid £75m last year to poach the show from the BBC, restarting the series after it had run for seven seasons on the Beeb.Initially, Channel 4 struggled to generate advertiser interest, and ended up splitting its headline sponsorship package between baking brands Dr Oetker and Lyle’s golden syrup, which paid £2m each.The GBBO deal comes as Amazon’s rival Netflix has snapped up the first seven series of the show, making the early seasons available on its service in time for Easter.The second Channel 4 series will be screened later this year. The show’s judges, Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood, will return alongside hosts Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig.last_img read more

Rumpke Now Accepts More Material in Recycling Program

first_imgBatesville residents can now recycle carton containers like juice, milk, soy milk, soup, broth, egg substitute and wine cartons, curbside.Rumpke recently announced that cartons are now accepted in its residential and commercial recycling programs.To ensure your cartons are recycled, please follow these easy steps:Empty the container. Containers still containing liquid will not be recycledRemove caps or strawsToss the carton in the recycling container with other acceptable itemsIn addition to cartons, residents can recycle:Plastic bottles and jugs (please flatten and reattach the lid)Glass bottles and jars (any color)Aluminum and steel cansEmpty aerosol cans (with lids and tips removed)Paperboard (cereal boxes, 12-pack containers, etc.)Cardboard (broken down to 3′-by-3′ sections)A variety of paper products, including: Office paperNewspaperMagazinesJunk mail and envelopes (with or without windows)Telephone booksPaper grocery bagsTo learn more about Rumpke’s recycling process and about items you can recycle, please visit www.Rumpke.com.last_img read more

Little League Challenger volunteer training scheduled for Sunday

first_imgThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder text ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth’s Little League Challenger program will be hosting a training session for prospective volunteers at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 at DeMeyer Field.Volunteers must Little League International the permission to conduct a background check. Those applying must also provide three references, one of whom must have knowledge of the applicant’s participation in the program.If you are unable to attend the training session but are interested in the program, please contact Ellsworth High School Athletic Director Josh Frost via email at [email protected]last_img

PREMIER LEAGUE: Balogun Unused Sub as Man Utd Beat Brighton to…

first_imgNigerian defender, Leon Balogun, was again an used substitute as Brighton lost their week 12 Premier League clash with Manchester United 3-1 at Old Trafford on Sunday evening.The Super Eagles central defender is yet to lace booth for the Seagulls this season after sidelined by injury most of last term.Even as Brighton’s Manager, Graham Potter, made his mandatory three changes with Pascall Gross replacing Leandro Trossard and Solly March coming in for Martin Montoya and Aaron Connolly switched for Glenn Murray, Balogun was left unused in another game. The win however moved United to their highest Premier League position in two months as they go seventh.Andreas Pereira’s first goal of the season set Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men on their way to a fifth win in six games.After a long VAR check, Davy Propper’s own goal doubled United’s advantage before half-time, with Marcus Rashford responding almost immediately after Lewis Dunk had pulled a goal back for Brighton.Rashford should have had another but inexplicably fired Daniel James’ cross wide of an open goal.Brighton keeper Mat Ryan saved from James and Brazilian midfielder Fred, who was outstanding, before denying what would have been a memorable solo effort from Anthony Martial in the latter stages.The result was United’s biggest home Premier League triumph since August and, after their 3-0 win over Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday, was also the first time they had scored six in two games since March.Elsewhere in the English topflight yesterday, Liverpool widen the gap between them and Manchester City to nine points with a 3-1 defeat of Pep Guardiola’s men.The Reds are seating pretty on top of the log on 34 points from 12 matches. Leicester City who on Saturday handed out a two nil spanking to Arsenal are second on same 26 points as Chelsea but ahead on a superior goal difference of 21.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more