Nike SB churns out Chunky Dunky sneaker with Ben & Jerry’s

first_imgBen & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc,Vermont Busniess Magazine What do you get when you combine creative skate culture and the chunks and swirls of Ben & Jerry’s? A partnership made in heaven, resulting in a one-of-a-kind sneaker dubbed “The Chunky Dunky.” It’s all part of Nike SB’s Dunk Low Pro. Even to Ben & Jerry’s fans, that’s a mouthful.The undertaking was an initiative by the Nike SB (skateboarding) team, who was inspired to work with the iconic ice cream maker known for its fun and funky flavors, creative visual identity, and socially progressive agenda. The themed shoes feature an eye-popping and colorful Ben & Jerry’s-inspired vibe, from the black and white Holstein cow pattern to the dripping Nike Swoosh logo resembling melting ice cream.Nike SB’s new Ben & Jerry’s inspired sneakers dubbed the “Chunky Dunky.”The design team at Nike SB didn’t stop there. The inside of the shoe features a tie-dyed pattern and the ice cream maker’s motif: “If it’s not fun, why do it?” A plush black and white tongue on the shoe is the only tongue that won’t be licking a scoop of Ben & Jerry’s.The Chunky Dunky will be available at a MSRP of $100 in limited quantities. Interested fans are encouraged to check on is external) for a list of participating independent skate shops, or login to the Nike SNKRS app for more details. And just like Limited Batch ice cream flavors, when they’re gone – they’re gone!”Ben & Jerry’s loves bringing creative and exciting experiences to our fans – and this is a one-of-a-kind shoe that only Nike SB could do,” said Jay Curley, Global Head of Integrated Marketing at Ben & Jerry’s. “The opportunity to pair up and feature some really cool kicks has already caught some buzz and landed great feedback from the skate and sneaker communities as well as ice cream fans who are excited for the partnership. From the half pipe to Half Baked, this is an ice cream dream come true.”About Ben & Jerry’sAs an aspiring social justice company, Ben & Jerry’s believes in a greater calling than simply making a profit for selling its goods. The company produces a wide variety of super-premium ice cream, yogurt and sorbet using high-quality ingredients. Ben & Jerry’s incorporates its vision of Linked Prosperity into its business practices in a number of ways including a focus on values-led sourcing. In 2015 the company completed its transition to using entirely non-GMO (genetically modified organisms) ingredients by source as well as to fully source Fairtrade-certified ingredients wherever possible, which benefits farmers in developing countries. Ben & Jerry’s products are distributed in 35 countries in supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, franchise Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops, restaurants and other venues. Ben & Jerry’s, a Vermont corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Unilever, operates its business on a three-part Mission Statement emphasizing product quality, economic reward and a commitment to the community. Ben & Jerry’s became a certified B Corp in 2012. The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation’s employee-led grant programs totaled $3MM in 2019 to support grassroots organizing for social and environmental justice around the country.SOURCE BURLINGTON, Vt., May 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ben & Jerry’s. To learn more about Ben & Jerry’s, visit: is external).last_img read more

Prairie Village-based Alzheimer’s care company adds fifth home in north Leawood

first_imgSunflower Home is Care Haven’s fifth Alzheimer’s house in Johnson County.The Prairie Village-based operator of a group of residential care homes for Alzheimer’s patients has added a fifth home to the group.Care Haven homes closed the purchase of Sunflower House in north Leawood at the end of December. The facility, near the intersection of Lee Boulevard and 92nd Street, opened a year ago under the management of A New Day, a company that specialized in providing round-the-clock in-home care for patients with memory conditions. Sunflower House was its first venture into care facilities. A New Day’s managing director said the company approached Care Haven about the acquisition after deciding to focus on their core competency of in-home care.Care Haven founder Neil Barnett said Care Haven would continue with the current on-site management.“The home operates at the same high caregiver staffing level as our other homes,” he said. “Its nurses and caregivers demonstrate the same commitment to compassionate, personalized assistance. We look forward to working side-by-side with them, providing better Alzheimer’s care to more of our neighbors.”With the acquisition of Sunflower House, Care Haven now has two homes in Leawood and three in Overland Park. The company now has the capacity to support up to 36 residents at the homes it operates.last_img read more

Anastasya Bagdasaryan crowned 2015 SM North Homecoming Queen

first_imgAnastasya Bagdasaryan is the 2015 SM North Homecoming QueenThe weather was so bad that it led to the cancelation of the Homecoming Parade for the second year in a row. And the football game might have been worse, with SM West running roughshod over the Indians in front of a soggy crowd.But with the radiance of the smiles on the field during the SM North Homecoming Queen crowning ceremony at halftime Friday night, it felt like a warm, sunny day.Last year’s court, Queen Kelsie Sneegas and attendants Mykia Carrell and Paige Miller, were on hand…:…to help Principal Dick Kramer and SM North students name the new honorees. The first name called was for second attendant Lucy Wagner, who got a big hug from her dad…:…before lighting up the crowd with her smile as the crown was placed on her head:Next came first attendant Caitlyn Howard, who was all smiles as well:And finally Anastasya Bagdasaryan, who looked as surprised as her father when her name came over of the public address system:“Honestly, I didn’t expect it,” Bagdasaryan said after the ceremony. “All of the candidates were great girls, and I would be happy for any of them to win. It’s a really great privledge to be Homecoming Queen. I feel really loved.”Born in Russia, Bagdasaryan moved to the U.S. with her family before she was 2 years old, learning to speak English around the time she started kindergarten. She said she’s grateful her family made the move and she had the chance to grow up here.“I love North — I love the being around everybody,” she said. “We have such nice, kind hearts here. It’s the students that I’m really going to miss [after I graduate].”Appreciate our coverage of SM North? Show your support for the Prairie Village Post by making a donation today (you’ll get some really cool gifts, too!) Visit read more

Brain plasticity after vision loss has an ‘on-off switch’

first_imgShare on Twitter Share Share on Facebook Pinterest Emailcenter_img Age-related response to vision lossThe KU Leuven researchers discovered that cross-modal plasticity is age-dependent in an unexpected way: “In adult mice both the remaining eye and the whiskers compensate for the lack of vision in one eye. But in adolescent mice, only the functioning eye takes over. And yet, you would expect more plasticity in younger animals, because the brain undergoes major transformations during adolescence.”What is more, the study shows that the adolescent response can also be triggered in the brain of adult mice. “When you expose adult mice to darkness before removing their eye, they recover differently: their other senses take over to a smaller degree, similar to what happens in adolescent mice. The brain’s response, in other words, rejuvenates when adult mice spend time in the dark.”On-off switch in the brainThe brain controls which senses compensate for the loss of sight in one eye, but the underlying process has always been a mystery – until now. “Adolescent and adult mice have the same brain structure, so that cannot explain their different responses to sensory loss. Instead, we discovered a molecular on-off switch that controls whether or not the whiskers take over.”“After comparing different molecules with an impact on brain activity, we decided to manipulate neuroplasticity with indiplon, a sedative that affects the communication between brain cells and is thus similar to the activity-reducing neurotransmitter GABA. In adult mice, indiplon suppressed cross-modal plasticity: the lack of vision in one eye was compensated by the remaining eye, but not by the whiskers. You could say that we managed to ‘turn off’ the whiskers.”Clinical applicationsIn view of medical applications, the new insights into neuroplasticity – involving one or more senses – are crucial, Professor Lut Arckens explains: “Deaf or hard-of-hearing people can benefit from cochlear implants. In young patients who were treated in time, these work very well. In other patients, however, the treatment is no longer effective, as the auditory areas in their brain have already been taken over by other senses. This outcome is difficult to reverse, but we might be able to prevent it by suppressing cross-modal plasticity. In other cases, by contrast, we could support optimal recovery by boosting cross-modal plasticity. But these applications require a lot of further research. Our study paves the way by showing that we need to pay more attention to how sensory systems influence each other in the brain, for instance after surgery.” LinkedIn KU Leuven biologists have discovered a molecular on-off switch that controls how a mouse brain responds to vision loss. When the switch is on, the loss of sight in one eye will be compensated by the other eye, but also by tactile input from the whiskers. When the switch is off, only the other eye will take over. These findings may help improve patient susceptibility to sensory prosthetics such as cochlear implants or bionic eyes.Our brain adjusts to changes of all kind. This brain plasticity is useful for neural development and learning, but also comes into play when the nervous system is damaged. For instance, when we lose sight in one eye, our brain no longer receives sensory input from that eye, but it will compensate for that loss.Research in adult mice has revealed two types of neuroplasticity in response to vision loss. “When a mouse loses sight in one eye, the remaining eye starts sending additional signals to the area in the brain that used to be served by the lost eye,” biochemist Julie Nys from the KU Leuven Laboratory for Neuroplasticity and Neuroproteomic s explains. “After a while, the whiskers of the mouse – its sense of touch – step in as well. After a couple of weeks, the ‘lost’ area in the brain is entirely reclaimed and its brain activity is almost as high as it was before.” This phenomenon, whereby the brain responds to sensory loss by combining input from several sensory systems, is known as cross-modal neuroplasticity.last_img read more

Rob Hawkins To Retire At End Of Season

first_imgThe 33 year-old joined Bristol Rugby in September 2016, making fourteen appearances in the blue and white hoops, scoring twice.Hawkins represented Bath, Leicester and Newcastle Falcons in a fourteen-year career at the top of the domestic game.“I thought my time in professional rugby had ended last year when I originally retired, but I was delighted to be have been able to contribute to Bristol Rugby this season,” Hawkins told“It’s a great club with a close-knit environment and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here. I have been fortunate enough to represent some fantastic clubs during my career and I am grateful to the sport for the opportunities it has afforded me.”Head Coach Mark Tainton added: “Rob has been an excellent professional at Bristol Rugby and is respected by players and the coaching team alike.“We thank him for his contribution to Bristol Rugby and, on behalf of the Club, congratulate Rob on a fine career and wish him the best of luck for the next chapter.”Hawkins remains committed to Bristol Rugby for the remainder of the 2016/17 campaign.last_img read more

Chelsea initiate contacts for big midfield signing – Makelele helping Blues…

first_imgThe approach to every transfer window in recent years has seen many rumours around the future of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. Both Manchester clubs have been credited with an interest in the Lazio player, and Tuesday saw a report that Jose Mourinho is also keen on the signing for Tottenham. Now it’s Chelsea’s turn to enter the picture, and Le10Sport bring claims on Wednesday regarding the Blues and their interest in the midfielder. It’s explained PSG are keen and have already made an offer of €60m, a figure they don’t want to push upwards.Lazio aren’t keen on agreeing to a sale at this stage, because they want to make sure they have their player fully focused until the end of the current season.According to the claims from France, Chelsea have initiated contact with the midfielder’s representatives recently. They’re being helped by their former player Claude Makelele, who is described as working as an advisor to those in charge at the London club.Milinkovic-Savic is represented by Mateja Kezman, who has previously played with Makelele, and it’s suggested that connection could help Chelsea in the transfer Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoIDA Ireland by CNBC CatalystWhy Are 14 of the World’s Top 15 Medtech Companies Invested in Ireland?IDA Ireland by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undolast_img read more

Duke coronation is moved to between the basketball games instead of afterwards

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments The 2017 Wellington High School Duke Candidates. Sumner Newscow report — It is homecoming weekend in Wellington which will include the crowning of the 2017 Wellington Duke this Friday. This year the Duke Coronation will be moved to between the girls and boys basketball game vs. El Dorado, instead of the traditional end of the game.The 2017 Duke Candidates include: Connor Burnett, Brock Edwards, Noah Rinehart, Lukas Soria and Matthew Mason. Picture above was taken by Steve Sturgis of Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more