A Nike Ad featuring American football quarterback Colin Kaepernick is on diplay September 8, 2018 in New York City.Nike’s new ad campaign featuring Kaepernick, the American football player turned activist against police violence, takes a strong stance on a divisive issue which could score points with millennials but risks alienating conservative customers. / AFP PHOTO / Angela WeissNike shares reached an all-time high this week as data pointed to an uptick in online sales following the sporting goods giant’s envelope-pushing ad campaign featuring athlete Colin Kaepernick.Nike, a member of the blue-chip Dow index, finished at $83.47 on Thursday, its highest-ever closing price, prompting applause on Twitter from basketball star and self-professed “#NikeLifer” LeBron James.ADVERTISEMENT The new record came 10 days after Nike unveiled a sweeping new “Just Do It” marketing blitz featuring Kaepernick, who has been effectively blacklisted from the National Football League after protesting racism in law enforcement.Shares of Nike were up slightly at $83.51 in midday trading Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Kaepernick campaign prompted some consumers to take to social media to destroy their Nike gear and provoked criticism from US President Donald Trump, among others.But many marketers have described the ads as a savvy bet on higher sales from millennials and non-white consumers, an idea that has been supported by some data since the Kaepernick spots were unveiled. Online sales for Nike rose 31 percent from the Sunday to Tuesday over the Labor Day holiday weekend period that included the Kaepernick ad, which quickly went viral after being teased on social media on the night of Monday September 3.That is better than the 17 percent rise over the same period in 2017, according to data from Edison Trends.Over the course of the six days ending September 9, Nike’s online sales dipped nine percent, but that was smaller than the 32 percent fall experienced over the same stretch in 2017.“There was speculation that the Nike/Kaepernick campaign would lead to a drop in sales but the data does not support that theory,” Edison Trends said through a spokesman.The Edison data showed a rise in Nike online sales in some more politically progressive states, such as Maryland and New Jersey, while Nike sales fell sharply in some of the more conservative states, including Idaho and Wyoming.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Joshua says he won’t be as cautious vs Povetkin Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college
Thirty-three-year-old Gregory Nickels was remanded to prison on Tuesday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts by Principle Magistrate Sherdel Isaac-Marcus for narcotics possession.Gregory NickelsNickels, of Lot 5 D’Urban Street, Georgetown, denied the charge which stated that on April 3, 2019, at the same address, Police ranks conducted a search and found 182 grams of cannabis.The prosecution is contending that the police ranks conducted a search on the two-storey building at D’Urban Street, Georgetown, in the presence of Nickels, when the cannabis was unearthed in the toilet area wrapped in a bag.In court on Tuesday, the miner was represented by Attorney-at-Law Damian DaSilva, who in a bail application told the court that his client is not the lone occupant of the premises.The lawyer further stated that five other persons reside at the building. He added that his client is not a flight risk and is willing to cooperate with any condition set out by the court.DaSilva also stated that when Police ranks conducted the search, other occupants of the property were at home but only his client was arrested.Police Prosecutor Dinero Jones objected to bail on the grounds that the defendant admitted that the narcotics belonged to him. The prosecutor further stated that the search was conducted in the presence of Nickels. Bail was refused and the case was adjourned to April 26, 2019.
Two months ahead of schedule, Vancouver based Western Coal Corporation has confirmed it will extend the life of its Willow Creek mine near Chetwynd due to an 88 per cent increase in estimated coal reserves.The end result is expected to be the annual production of 1.7 million tonnes of coal over a 13-year mine life.The mine’s processing plant and rail-loading facility will also be expanded by late next year.- Advertisement -Once that’s completed the processing and rail infrastructure should then be able to handle 3.7 million tonnes of coal a year. That will eliminate the need to construct a plant and load-out facility at the nearby Brule mine.
The anticipated number of wells to be drilled this year has dropped by 2,450, or 24 per cent, leaving the projected total at 7,650.Provincially, the forecast reductions are about 25 per cent for Alberta and B.C., with the number of wells drilled dropping to 4,187 in Alberta and to 415 in B.C.In Saskatchewan, the drop will be about 20 per cent to 2,679 wells, and in Manitoba, the total is expected to be 364 wells – representing an approximate 15 per cent drop.- Advertisement -PSAC President and CEO Mark Salkeld concedes the impacts of the current downturn have sent ripple effects throughout the country, and adds “although people may appreciate the dollars they save at the pump, the negative impact to investment portfolios, other industries and government coffers is serious.”While Finance Minister Joe Oliver insists the Harper government will balance the books, the countries parliamentary budget office says that will not be the case if oil prices remain in the dumps.PSAC is now basing its forecast on an average natural gas price of $2.50 Canadian per 1,000 cubic feet, and on oil prices of 57.00 US per barrel.Advertisement
USC juniors Darnell Bing, Winston Justice and Fred Matua are expected to announce this weekend they will turn pro. “That’s what I’m guessing,” USC coach Pete Carroll said. “I don’t know what to tell you.” Justice and Matua are expected to announce today they are turning pro; Bing will make his announcement Sunday. Justice and Matua already hired agents, and Matua’s departure especially angered USC coaches. Cushing surgery: Linebacker Brian Cushing underwent successful shoulder surgery Friday. “It went well, I might be able to make it back for spring practice, I hope,” Cushing said. Scott Wolf, (818) 713-3607 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “It angers me,” offensive line coach Pat Ruel said. “His agents told him he’s going the first day of the draft. That’s what they told him. They are pieces of garbage.” None of the players spoke to Carroll on Friday and their departures would mean five underclassmen left USC, including tailbacks Reggie Bush and LenDale White. Sources said Matua wants to leave to take care of his sick mother. No Papadakis visit: USC recruits will not visit Papadakis Taverna restaurant in San Pedro tonight, because the compliance office is investigating whether it violates NCAA rules. “It’s on hold for now,” a member of the football program said Friday. The restaurant is owned by former USC player John Papadakis.
UPDATES: ESB repair staff are currently trying to restore power to a number of homes as today’s storm intensifies.The worst affected areas reported so far are around Glenties and in the Killybegs area of Co Donegal where an outage occurred just after midday.The power was also cut to homes in Moville. POWER HIT TO HOMES AS STORM INTENSIFIES was last modified: December 13th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Moville win St Jude’s All Ireland Junior 7’sTeam: John McGeady, Joe McBride, Ciaran Diver, Danny Murphy, Enda Faulkner, Oran McDermott, Michael Fiorentini, Seamus Hegarty, Jack Keys, Conor O Donnell.Moville were in a group with Blessington from Wicklow, Kiltane from Mayo, Robertstown from Kildare and Dundrum. From Down, with the top two teams going forward to cup quarter-final and the next two going into the shield quarter finals. Moville v Blessington (Wicklow)H/T 3-02 1-02F/T 5-02 2-04 Moville v Robertstown (Kildare)H/T 4-01 1-04F/T 5-05 4-09Moville v Dundrum (Down)H/T 2-05 3-02F/T 4-06 4-07 Moville v Kiltane (Mayo)HT 1-03 3-06F/T 2-07 9-09Quarter Final Moville v Clonmore (Offaly) (last years winners)H/T 2-06 1-06F/T 4-11 4-08Semi FinalMoville v St Judes (Dublin)F/T 3-02 0-01F/T 4-05 1-03FinalMoville v St James (Cork)H/T 2-05 1-03F/T 2-09 2-07Manager Robert Farren was assisted on the day by Sean McBride and Anton HegartyPreviously Moville had reached the Shield Final against Na Piarsaigh from Roscommon in 1997, with Seamus Hegarty and Conor O Donnell survivors from that side and Sean McBride had also been involved with that team.All Ireland titles are not easy won in any grade or any sport for that matter, so it really was a proud day for the management and players of CLG Bun an Phobail.GAA NEWS: MOVILLE CROWNED ALL-IRELAND 7s CHAMPIONS was last modified: September 22nd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA NEWS: MOVILLE WIN ST JUDE’S ALL-IRELAND 7sMoville GAA
Heavy rain has been accompanying the downpours.The picture of the latest storms was issued by Irish weather Online.There have already been power cuts in the centre of the county outside Ballybofey. TROPICAL HEAT SPARKS THUNDER STORMS was last modified: July 24th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalheatthunder storms
Get 49ers news in your inbox. Sign up now for the free 49ers HQ newsletter.SAN JOSE — Business picks up next Wednesday for the 49ers. And, most likely, for Reuben Foster.A couple miles up First Street and a couple hours before the 49ers hold their state-of-the-franchise address in San Jose, a judge plans to rule whether Foster must stand trial on felony charges of domestic violence and assault-weapon possession.Foster’s three-month saga from a domestic dispute gained more clarity with …