Red Bull sold one can for almost every person on earth last year

first_imgRed Bull sales rose so much last year that the Austrian energy drink maker could have supplied almost every person on earth with a can of its namesake beverage.Sales soared to a record 7.5 billion cans worldwide last year, propelled by growth in emerging markets like Brazil, India and Africa, said the company, which has crafted its brand around extreme sports sponsorships. The world’s population reached 7.7 billion people.Revenue increased 9.5 percent to 6.1 billion euros ($6.6 billion). Profit levels weren’t disclosed but the website said they too rose to a record, meaning Red Bull’s billionaire owners could be set for another windfall later this year. The company distributed more than half a billion euros of profit to shareholders in 2019. Thai entrepreneur and occasional duck farmer Chaleo Yoovidhya teamed up with Austrian marketing whiz Dietrich Mateschitz in 1987 after Mateschitz discovered the energy drink sold by Chaleo’s firm while looking to counteract jet lag on a business trip.Closely-held Red Bull is owned by Mateschitz and Yoovidhya’s family, and both became billionaires thanks to the tonic they invented. Mateschitz is Austria’s richest person with $12.4 billion of wealth, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.Its latest results mean the Fuschl, Austria-based company sold on average more than 20 million cans of the namesake soda every day of 2019. That’s about 850,000 cans every hour. Growth was fastest in India, with sales up 37 percent, Brazil (up 30 percent) and Africa (up 25 percent).Topics :last_img read more

Jose Mourinho brands Liverpool vs Chelsea a must-win for both sides

first_img Comment Mourinho was Chelsea boss when they wrecked Liverpool’s title hopes five years ago (Picture: Getty)‘Liverpool, they have to win every match between now and the end of the season, and wait for Man City to lose a couple of points.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It’s a must-win for Liverpool. At the same time Chelsea need points to finish top four.‘Manchester United is there, Spurs is there, Arsenal, despite their last defeat, are also there. Klopp condemns racist abuse of SalahTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:55FullscreenKlopp condemns racist abuse of Salah is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Liverpool cannot afford to drop points (Picture: Getty)Jose Mourinho believes neither Liverpool or Chelsea can afford to lose on Sunday, but thinks Steven Gerrard’s infamous slip in 2014 might be playing on the Reds’ mind.Chelsea killed Liverpool’s title hopes five years ago with a 2-0 win at Anfield and Mourinho was in charge of the Blues on that day.Liverpool must beat Chelsea to stay ahead of Manchester City in the current Premier League title race, but Mourinho insisted Chelsea’s top four hopes hinged on them defeating Jurgen Klopp’s side.‘Liverpool-Chelsea in the Premier League is a big one, for many reasons,’ Mourinho told Russia Today.ADVERTISEMENT Chelsea are fighting for Champions League football (Picture: Getty)‘Chelsea needs points. It’s a must-win for both. And to add something more to the game, the last time Liverpool were almost winning the title it was Chelsea who spoiled the celebration at Anfield.‘I’m pretty sure people have that in mind. For me that’s the big game of the weekend.’City play Crystal Palace earlier in the day on Sunday and can return to the top of the table, at least for a few hours.Palace are aiming to do a league double over City, but the Sky Blues know they have a game in hand over Liverpool if they do drop points. Coral BarrySaturday 13 Apr 2019 10:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link420Shares Jose Mourinho brands Liverpool vs Chelsea a must-win for both sides Advertisementlast_img read more

An Asian-inspired pool house complete with bar area makes this home quite special

first_img414 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga. 414 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga.Surrounded by prestigious homes on one of the suburb’s most sought-after streets, the post-war home is ready to live in, as is, but could also be extended or rebuilt.“We love it as it is, but there’s potential to do more,” Ms Baker said.“I think it needs someone who appreciates character.”The two-level house is the ultimate entertainer. One of the bedrooms as 414 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga.The upper level has three bedrooms, the kitchen, a sitting room and a study connected to a large entertainment deck overlooking the backyard.“I’ll miss sitting on the deck overlooking the park, that in winter, especially, gets a beautiful northern sun,” Ms Baker said. The 3D Diakrit floor plan of 414 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga.The lower level has a large rumpus room, bathroom and study/fourth bedroom with access to a courtyard, which would be suitable as a teenager’s retreat or for dual living purposes.The in-ground pool is accompanied by an Asian-inspired pool house, complete with bar area and outside shower.center_img 414 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga.This is the kind of lifestyle property that makes Brisbane’s southern cousins green with envy.A big family home on a huge 868sq m block just 5km from the CBD and metres from the Brisbane River in beautiful Yeronga. 414 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga.Katie Baker and her partner, Cam, fell in love with 414 Brisbane Corso two years ago when their dream was to see children playing in the fully-fenced big backyard and splashing in the pool.“It was a fabulous block of land with space for a family and we loved the area as well,” Ms Baker said.“Yeronga is such a beautiful, peaceful location.” Unfortunately, the couple’s dream wasn’t realised.“It’s a perfect family house; it’s just too big for two people,” Ms Baker said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agolast_img read more

Pilot treatment program in Dearborn County lauded by officials

first_imgLawrenceburg, Ind. — Officials say a Jail Chemical Addiction Program (JCAP) in Dearborn County is instrumental in helping inmates get much needed treatment.Indiana attorney general Curtis Hill says the Dearborn County program is one of only two in the state used to explore ways to reach those battling addiction. “Everyone recognizes the need for more treatment facilities,” Hill said, “but it would be unwise to expect addicts to just line up and ask for help. The nature of addiction will not allow such rational behavior. Efforts to limit jail time for drug users might be well-intended,” Hill said, “but based on what we’ve heard from inmates, one must conclude that the most compassionate course might actually be giving them more jail time.”Graduates and inmates in the program conclude, “getting arrested saved my life.”Hill hopes all counties in the state will eventually have access to the program. He plans to aggressively present this information to law makers.Decatur County prosecuting attorney Nathan Harter was appointed by Hill to lead the effort.last_img read more

Napoleon State Bank honors local grads

first_imgL to R: Joe Bredewater – Lender, Alejandro Hernandez, Brooke Helms, Chelsea Hitchcock. Billy Lewis & Kenneth Burton, not pictured.Napoleon, In.— The Napoleon State Bank honored five local high school seniors with iPad Gift Baskets. Alejandro Hernandez, Greensburg High School; Brooke Helms, South Decatur High School; Chelsea Hitchcock, North Decatur High School; Billy Lewis, Jac-Cen-Del High School; and Kenneth Burton, South Ripley High School received the baskets in May.The Napoleon State Bank has been locally owned since 1903 with locations in Napoleon, Holton, Osgood, and Greensburg. The mission of The Napoleon State Bank is to remain a locally owned financial institution, dedicated to providing a broad range of services to our customers and communities, through a friendly, trained, qualified staff that provides unsurpassed personal service to our customers. The Napoleon State Bank has a total of 54 full and part-time employees.last_img read more

UUBO/ACAS Defeats Falana to Take Charge of Group B

first_imgBOA LAWYERS LEAGUEThe Match-day 3 of the ongoing 2019 BOA Lawyers Football Tournament in Lagos produced some stunning results with the defeat of Falana & Falana by Udo Udoma & Bello Osagie/ACAS the highpoint of the weekend clashes.After the first two match days, Falana & Falana led the Group B standing on six points. But UUBO/ACAS with one win and a draw from the first two games shocked Falana 2-1 to step into the driver’s seat of the group. It was Falana’s Tayo Fashesin who gifted UUBO/ACAS the opening goal when he inadvertently conceded an own goal. Folarin Falana however fought back a minute later to level scores for the former champions. Rogba Payne sealed the victory for UUBO/ACAS to leapfrog Falana into the top of the log on seven points. Lagos State Ministry of Justice (LSMJ) is third while Wole Olanipekun/Dele Adesina yet to record any point.Olisa Agbakoba Legal recorded its second win in two games as the champions defeated Templars 1-0 to stay on same six points as Group C leaders SOOB/NICCOM. Only a superior goals difference of +5 separates the two teams. Pinheiro on four points from three games is third.In Group D, Advocaat defeated B. A Law/ Probitas 2-1 to move to the top of the standing on six points. B. A Law/ Probitas and DOA Law/Grey Chapel are tied on same four points +2 behind Advocaat.Despite resting last weekend, AELEX is still leading Group A on six points. Only African Law Practice/SPA Ajibade that defeated George Etomi 2-0 step up to the second spot on same six point but with inferior goal difference of +3 to AELEX’s +4.In the pairings for this weekend’s Match-day 4 clashes at the AstroTurf 2000 facilities in Ikoyi, Lagos, Perchstone & Graeys will take on ALP/SPA Ajibade in the first game while George Etomi/FRA Williams battles AELEX for the group top spot.Advocaat have a date with DOA Law/GreyChapel. Punuka and Banwo & Ighodalo will also square it up for the three points at stake while Olaniwun Ajayi takes the battle to Templars. Olisa Agbakoba Legal is to take on SOOB/NICCOM in a mouth-watering top of the billing clash to cap the weekend.Aluko & Oyebode, Pinheiro and BA Law/Probitas are to observe this Sunday as rest day.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Ferguson making a name for himself

first_img“For the Love of the Game” runs Wednesdays. If you would like to comment on this story, visit or email Dave at It’s not easy being a head coach at USC.If you win, it’s expected of you. If you don’t, people start wondering why. And if you find yourself somewhere in the middle, you sort of get lost in the shuffle.Strangely, Bill Ferguson, the USC men’s volleyball coach, has found himself lost in the shuffle.Winning ways · USC volleyball coach Bill Ferguson might not be a household name, but he has led the Trojans to two Final Fours. – Daily Trojan file photoMaybe it’s because he shares the university with high-profile coaches such as Lane Kiffin, Jovan Vavic and Peter Smith.Maybe it’s because he’s had top-notch players like opposite Murphy Troy and senior outside hitter Tony Ciarelli who have made his life easier.Maybe it’s because the greatest coach to ever walk on a volleyball court, Al Scates, has spent the last 50 years crafting a legacy only 20 miles away.Or maybe, just maybe, we’ve simply lost sight of a man who quietly goes about his business.Though it’s more than understandable to see fans clamor at the re-emergence of the football and baseball programs over the past six months, when did sustained success become boring?The men’s volleyball team hasn’t raised a banner at the Galen Center or Heritage Hall in recent years, but when evaluating the best of the athletic program, Ferguson and his team deserve their dues.In the early ’90s, the USC men’s volleyball program was the premier program on campus and around the country. Playing at the raucous North Gym, the Trojans used the loudest home-court advantage in the nation en route to a national championship in 1990 and a 1991 runner-up season that was fueled by a school-record 30-match win streak.When Ferguson took over 15 years later, however, the Cardinal and Gold were a shell of the program they used to be. He inherited a USC squad that hadn’t made the NCAA tournament, let alone the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament since 2001 or swept rival UCLA, also a perennial powerhouse, since 1991.Flash forward six years, and it seems anything the 41-year-old coach touched turned to gold.The program has made the MPSF tournament every year during his tenure, two trips to the Final Four — including a heartbreaking loss in 2009 to UC Irvine in the final — a current 10-match win streak and the No. 3 spot in the national rankings and, most importantly, they’ve done it with high-character players.It’s a transformation that starts with the man at the top: Ferguson.Every week since the season began, I have had the privilege of talking a few minutes with him about the team’s upcoming week, and if you’ve ever seen him in action on the sidelines of an intense match, he’s the same guy. Rain or shine, Monday afternoon in his office or Saturday night against UC Irvine.Cool, calm and loving life.And why shouldn’t he be?The role of the coach cannot be understated. They spend more hours with their players and coaching staffs than they do with their wives, children and friends. If they win, their players get to bask in the praise. If they lose, their livelihoods are at stake.It’s a high-stakes profession that takes a rare kind of person, and Ferguson fits that mold.He’s unflappable, genial and the ultimate player’s coach.He prefers substance over style, fundamentals over flash and demands his players play the game “the right way.”Often in our conversations, I try to throw in a personal question. He doesn’t blink.Even as he captured his 100th career victory last weekend in a road win over UC Santa Barbara, Ferguson was still all about giving the credit to the people he works with.“[The win] was pretty special on a personal level,” Ferguson said. “For the most part, though, it speaks to the great coaches I have been able to work with since I’ve been here. And, more importantly, the great  student-athletes we’ve had the chance to coach since I got here. It doesn’t matter how much you know. You have to have great players to have any kind of success. It starts with them.”Collegiate coaches like Ferguson are not hard to come by, but you have to choose whether or not you accept to believe that they exist. If anything, Ferguson should serve as an example that not every coach has his or her own sponsors,             multi-million dollar contracts or a lifetime guarantee of notoriety.Maybe we lose sight of that if their accolades and credentials are not highlighted on an ESPN ticker or Twitter timeline.Maybe it’s not trendy to most of us out there to coach a sport that isn’t a big moneymaker or widely appreciated on college campuses.But if you asked Ferguson why he does what he does, he wouldn’t hesitate.He coaches because he loves what collegiate athletics has the opportunity to stand for: the purity of the game, the journey and the chance to teach student-athletes.He’s not the type of guy that sells tickets or the type that has viral potential, but he’s the perfect kind of guy for this university, the kind that recognizes that his job is to be the man behind the curtain and not the focal point of the action.Though he hasn’t won a national championship or garnered enough attention for his own bobblehead night, Ferguson is entitled to more than a little spotlight.He’s earned it.last_img read more

Volleyball aims to repeat as tournament champion

first_img“We [still] have some injuries,” Crouch said. “The goal is just to get a little better every weekend and have some different lineups out there again. That will be great because we’ll give [players] some experience who haven’t played that much, [including freshmen].” The Trojans’ tournament run will begin 3 p.m. Friday against Kentucky. USC will then go on to face Northern Iowa and Creighton Saturday. Although the Trojans are highly ranked coming into the tournament, they will be short-handed. Although the team has been plagued by injury, Crouch expressed confidence in the Trojans’ ability. The tournament roster will feature new rotations and fresh faces including freshman outside hitter Kalen Owes. Senior outside hitter Khalia Lanier will miss this weekend with an injury, a tough loss for the Trojans. (Tal Volk | Daily Trojan) “All those teams are looking to crush us, the tournament itself is really special, but they’re all going to be ganging up on us,” Crouch said. Last season, the Women of Troy hosted the tournament and won all three of their games. This time on the road, head coach Brent Crouch hopes to win again. Crouch said the Trojans are one of the teams to beat entering this year’s tournament following its successful run last season. Crouch said it will be a challenge to hand the Panthers a loss at home but will encourage the girls to play their best and continue with the “positive vibes.” Coming off a disappointing 1-3 loss at No. 3 Texas, No. 15 women’s volleyball is seeking redemption in this weekend’s UNI tournament where they will face No. 12 Kentucky, No. 23 Creighton and Northern Iowa. The Trojans captured their last meeting against No. 12 Kentucky 3-1, moving to an all-time record of 5-1 against the Wildcats.  “[Edmond] will be someone that we will target,” Crouch said. “We want to make life really hard for her and make her receive every single serve that she’s out there. That’s a hard load, to both pass and hit.” The Women of Troy will be in Northern Iowa’s territory this year and are hoping to win another game against them to improve their record to 7-1. USC’s third matchup this weekend is Saturday against No. 23 Creighton. The Trojans won the two teams’ previous matchup in five sets last season. Senior outside hitter Khalia Lanier is not able to play this weekend’s tournament due to injury, and the team is sure to feel her absence. Lanier currently leads the Trojans with 36 points on the season.  With a career record of over 1,000 kills, senior outside hitter Leah Edmond of Kentucky will be difficult to contain. Edmond, the 2018 SEC Player of the Year, ranked 13th in the nation with 4.57 kills per set last season and is Kentucky’s all-time leader in kills and attempts in the 25-point scoring era.  Crouch said doing well in all the matches and “allowing less room for error,” is key to winning this weekend, as the Trojans look to take the tournament for the second year in a row.  Crouch also explained how it is necessary to be able to be effective at trapping — a method in which two blockers defend a shot. last_img read more

Santa Cruz dismissing idea of Belfast Frampton fight

first_imgLeo Santa Cruz is again pouring cold water on the prospect of a rematch with Carl Frampton in Belfast.The fighters have one win apiece in their rivalry, with Santa Cruz reclaiming the WBA featherweight title in Las Vegas in January.Santa Cruz claims his father’s inability to secure a working visa in Ireland would prevent him from being able to fight in Frampton’s home town.last_img