Food Design

first_imgFood Design has developed a concept that it feels will add that extra finishing touch to doughnuts.Consumers already enjoy a sprinkle on top of iced doughnuts, but Food Design has developed its freeze/thaw-stable Fudjie Crumb in a variety of natural flavours and colours. They are available in white and green mint, orange, strawberry, lemon and cappuccino, and add texture, eye appeal and extra flavour to this meal-time treat.Instead of jam in the middle of the doughnut, the company is offering an alternative with its sauces, toffee and fruit flavours.Managing director Colin Hunter says: “I believe not only should food be exciting to the tongue, but also delightful to the eye. Our new vivid and exciting range fulfils both criteria.”last_img

How to use prepaid cards to expand your credit union’s market share

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Naomi Anderson Naomi Anderson is Vice President of Prepaid for LSC. In her current role, her team manages the day to day program support, customer service functions and implementations as well as … Web: Lsc.net Details Successful business growth starts with offering the right product or service for your audience’s needs. In the financial services market, the versatility and convenience of prepaid cards make them a great way for credit unions to break the ice and start new member relationships or grow current ones. Below are four strategies to help your credit union take full advantage of a prepaid program and grow market share.Market DevelopmentThis strategy is for credit unions already offering a prepaid card program and involves using current prepaid offerings to reach new audiences. Where are some good markets to start? One of the fastest growing markets is the Hispanic market. An ICUL sponsored study by Coopera shows Hispanics make up 20% of the U.S. population, growing 83% since 2000. Hispanic Market Facts from Coopera:Hispanic households have the second-highest expected lifetime spending of all U.S. ethnicities.Family-based spending on items like food and clothing is greatest among Hispanics. As a popular budgeting tool, prepaid cards are a relevant offering to this promising market and can help credit unions build loyal members among them.Prepaid cards are also a great venue for reaching new, younger demographics. Parents often use these cards to teach children financial responsibility. Prepaid programs with mobile services are particularly attractive to tech-savvy young people looking to have total access to card information on the go.Product DevelopmentIf you’re not already offering a prepaid product, now would be a good time to start. With the game-changer of COVID-19, cashless payment methods are becoming more popular. Prepaid cards can help credit unions better serve their current members. Members can use prepaid cards to budget long-term or special occasion spending, receive tax refunds, and go cashless without incurring interest rates or risking account information. Credit unions offering gift cards also become an easy one-stop shop for members during the holidays or for any special occasion.Market PenetrationPrepaid cards sporting a credit union’s logo create a strong branding opportunity. Branded gift cards are particularly effective marketing tools since members may share them with non-members, growing awareness. By offering this popular product, credit unions can also be more competitive in the financial services market. Promoting prepaid cards through your website, emails, social media, or events can draw in more sign-ups from people looking for special occasion gifts or the convenience of reloadable prepaid cards.DiversificationIf you don’t have a prepaid program, but would like to grow in new markets, you can diversify your product offerings and add on a prepaid program to offer in that new market. You may want to seek operational and marketing support from a service partner to make this launch successful.SummaryTo achieve growth, credit unions can choose from many strong strategies. These strategies are most impactful when combined with an offering that meets an audience’s needs. For credit unions, prepaid cards are a powerful way to achieve this balance and grow market share.Are you ready to take full advantage of a quality prepaid program to grow your credit union’s business? LSC has been a trusted credit union partner for over 50 years. To learn what LSC can do for your credit union, contact the LSC sales department at 1-800-942-7124.last_img read more

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Price, Release Date, Gameplay, Review, PC System Requirements, and More

first_imgAssassin’s Creed Valhalla is releasing next week as the 12th major instalment in Ubisoft’s most popular action RPG franchise. Valhalla has you playing as Eivor (who can be either male or female), a fierce Viking raider who must lead his people in a violent war against the Anglo-Saxon empire in 9th century AD. While Assassin’s Creed titles are usually an annual affair for Ubisoft, the company notably took a break of a year after the release of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey in 2018. The last time the studio took a year’s break, it came up with the radical Assassin’s Creed Origins in 2017 that completely overhauled the gameplay mechanics, making it more RPG-focussed than the previous chapters. Given the fact that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has been developed by Ubisoft Montreal — the same studio behind Odyssey — it can be expected that the upcoming title might take series fans by surprise once again.From Assassin’s Creed Valhalla price in India to release date, here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming action adventure.Assassin’s Creed Valhalla release date- Advertisement – Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is set to release on November 10 on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Stadia. It will be a launch title on PS5. Xbox One and PS4 users will automatically get a free upgrade to Xbox Series S/X and PS5, respectively.Assassin’s Creed Valhalla priceAssassin’s Creed Valhalla Standard Edition is priced at Rs. 3,999/ $59.99 for both PlayStation and Xbox platforms.For PlayStation users, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Gold Edition is priced at Rs. 6,499/ $99.99 and the Ultimate Edition is priced at Rs. 7,149/ $119.99. For Xbox, the Gold Edition is priced at Rs. 6,499/ $99.99 and the Ultimate Edition is priced at Rs. 7,199/ $119.99.- Advertisement – Assassin’s Creed Valhalla won’t be available on Steam. Instead, PC gamers can digitally avail the Standard Edition on Epic Games Store for $43.99 (roughly Rs. 3,300), the Gold Edition for $73.99 (roughly Rs. 5,500), and the Ultimate Edition for $79.99 (roughly Rs. 5,900).On Ubisoft Store, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Standard Edition is priced at EUR 59.99 (roughly Rs. 5,200), the Gold Edition is priced at EUR 99.99 (roughly Rs. 8,700), and the Ultimate Edition is priced at $109.99 (roughly Rs. 9,600).Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will also be available for free access via Ubisoft+, formerly known as UPlay+. You can subscribe to the service for $14.99 (roughly Rs. 1,100) per month.Assassin’s Creed Valhalla pre-order bonus, editions- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will be available in three editions: Standard, Gold, and Ultimate. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Standard Edition will feature just the game along with a bonus mission (pre-order only): The Way of the Berserker.Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Gold Edition additionally comprises the Season Pass that will offer access to new content, map locations, gear, as and when expansion packs are released post launch.Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Ultimate Edition comprises all of the above, along with the Ultimate Pack that includes Berserker gear, settlement, and longship packs, along with a set of runes that can be used to upgrade your character.Post launch, the Season Pass content will be furnished with two new story expansions. While Wrath of the Druids will take you deep into Ireland where you venture through cursed forests and take on magical creatures, The Siege of Paris will let you relive one of the most violent battles in Viking history.Additionally, the Season Pass will also comprise a bonus mission called The Legend of Beowulf where you get to hunt down a mysterious beast wreaking havoc in the English countryside.Assassin’s Creed Valhalla gameplayWhile the gameplay of Assassin’s Creed Origins and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey relied heavily on the player constantly levelling up via accumulated XP, activities, and gears, Valhalla looks to focus less on the traditional levelling system and bring the spotlight on its diverse skill trees that will help your character gain new abilities to take on tougher challenges as the game progresses.As Eivor, you will engage in fierce battles and lead raids to gather loot to upgrade your Viking settlement, called Ravensthorpe. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s official site hints heavily at choices made during the game, be it combat or conversation, to impact the storyline and final outcome of the main story campaign.Your settlement’s growth depends on how your raids go and how your legend grows. You can build upgradeable structures such as barracks, shipyards, or even a tattoo parlour. This may come in handy as your quick go-to spot for quick customisations and upgrades, saving loads of time wandering about in the world trying to find a blacksmith. Apart from acting as your home base for quick upgrades and mission briefings, Ravensthorpe also offers several side activities such as throwing lavish feasts, drinking games, and spitting a fiery verse or two in Viking rap battles known as flyting.Assassin’s Creed Valhalla allows for a lot of customisation as well. For starters, your protagonist can either be male or female, just like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. However, unlike Odyssey, players will have an option to switch between the two at any point during the game. Players will also get to customise the character’s hairstyle, warpaint, and tattoos. In earlier games, all we could do was change the protagonists’ armour and clothing. This is the first time that the series will dive into the world of focussed customisations.The Assassin’s Creed series has never really disappointed on the combat front and with Valhalla, the game brings in a dual wielding-oriented gameplay that can be used to combine any weapon on your roster, including shields. The weapons you choose will heavily affect your combat style. Eivor’s bow can be tweaked as well, fitting it with nifty explosives and poisonous gases.Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will also be bringing back some series classics, such as the iconic Hidden Blade that allows for one-hit assassinations, and social stealth mechanics that allows you to hide in moving crowds with a slip of your hood. Eivor can also feign his death, luring inspecting enemies close for a quick kill. The good old Eagle Vision is now retitled Odin Sight and players will be accompanied by a trusty raven called Sýnin who will come in handy in scouting areas from afar.Assassin’s Creed PC system requirementsCommon requirements that are essential to play Assassin’s Creed Valhalla in any settings include 64-bit Windows 10, a GPU with support for DirectX 12, and 50GB free storage space (SSD recommended).Assassin’s Creed Valhalla PC minimum system requirements CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1Ghz / Intel i5-4460 3.2GhzGPU: AMD R9 380 4GB / Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 4GBRAM: 8GB (Dual-channel mode) • Resolution: 1080pTargeted framerate: 30fps • Video preset: LowAssassin’s Creed Valhalla PC recommended system requirements (1080p/ 30fps) CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2Ghz / Intel i7-4790 3.6GhzGPU: AMD RX 570 8GB / Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GBRAM: 8GB (Dual-channel mode)Resolution: 1080pTargeted framerate: 30fpsVideo preset: HighUbisoft has given us four more PC configurations, for those that wish to play the game with high refresh rates or in 4K.Assassin’s Creed Valhalla reviewAssassin’s Creed Valhalla reviews will be available starting November 9 at 3:01am PT (4:31pm IST), according to OpenCritic.Will Xbox Series S, PS5 Digital Edition fail in India? 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Hall of Fame running back Floyd Little diagnosed with cancer

first_img Comments The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.Hall of Fame running back Floyd Little, who donned the legendary No. 44 for Syracuse in the 1960s, has been reportedly diagnosed with a treatable but aggressive form of cancer. Former teammate Pat Killorin, who organized a GoFundMe page to help Little’s family with medical bills, wrote, “(n)o doubt it will be the toughest fight of his life.” “The last thing we want our friend Floyd to do is to worry about any expense related to this journey or to give up in order to avoid it,” the page states.Little, 77, followed in the footsteps of Jim Brown and Ernie Davis and became a three-time All-American at SU from 1964 to 1966. All three running backs are recognized outside Syracuse’s practice facility with bronze statues. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLittle rushed for 2,704 yards and 46 touchdowns in three seasons at SU. After being drafted with the No. 6 overall pick by the Denver Broncos, he continued to wear No. 44 en route to five Pro Bowl selections. Little was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010 and is also a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. When Syracuse hired Little as a special assistant to the athletic director in 2011, Little said Davis, who died of leukemia at age 23, is the most influential person in his life. Davis was the first Black winner of the Heisman Trophy in college football history. “I’ve tried to emulate what Ernie was and what he would be,” Little said. Former SU football player Dana Harrell, who met Little on a recruiting visit in 1967, said he idolized him growing up and is saddened by the news. “Floyd’s a good guy,” Harrell said. “As an athlete, extremely talented. He’s a family man.  Nothing but respect and love for Floyd.” The fundraising page for Little, set up with his family’s permission, was created May 17 and has raised over $9,000 of its $250,000 goal. Published on May 30, 2020 at 2:28 pm Contact Danny: [email protected] | @DannyEmermancenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more