Wholebake, owner of snack brand 9bar, has appointed Matt Hollier as sales director.He will be recruiting a new sales team to work alongside him, with the aim of continuing to grow the brand in the UK and internationally, the company said.Hollier joins the snack company from Monster Energy, where he spent three years as its European vice-president.Mark Gould, chief executive of the company, said: “We are delighted to have attracted someone of Matt’s experience and calibre to our company. This is a key appointment for us and will support our ambitious growth plans.”Wholebake was recently acquired by Bridges Ventures.The company said it had identified Wholebake as an investment to deliver returns, create jobs and grow the healthy snack sector.The investment was led by Oliver Wyncoll, Bridges Ventures partner, who has previously invested in brands like Dorset Cereals and Tyrrells Crisps.
The Belles Against Violence Office (BAVO) at Saint Mary’s and the Gender Relations Center (GRC) at Notre Dame will hold the annual Take Back the Night (TBTN) event tonight as part of an international movement to raise awareness of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking and to provide a space for survivors’ voices. Director of BAVO Connie Adams said the event will kickoff at Lake Marian at 5:30 pm and participants will then walk to Notre Dame. There will be a prayer vigil at the Grotto, followed by a march around Notre Dame’s campus. Emily Danaher | The Observer Adams said the night will end with a speak out, which is “an opportunity for anyone impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking to share their story.”“Take Back the Night is a unique event as it promotes healing, activism and awareness within one evening,” Adams said. “For individuals who have been impacted, it provides a space to see that a community visibly supports them. For individuals who don’t believe they know survivors, it provides a space to recognize the impact of these issues on our community. For those who are seeking an opportunity to speak out and demonstrate their beliefs, it provides a space for activism within our campus community.” Junior Ashley Watkins, a member of the BAVO student advisory committee, said it is important for students to partake in TBTN because it fosters a relationship of support between the different campus communities.“It is a chance for students from all three campuses to come together and express support for one another as well as raise awareness about issues regarding sexual violence,” Watkins said. “Take Back the Night is an event where students have the ability to demand change from the institutions.”Adams said the event is a collaborative event with Notre Dame, involving students and staff from both campuses in the planning process and the event itself.“The issues of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking impact our campus communities,” Adams said. “While there is certainly a place for education and engagement on our respective campuses, it is also important to have opportunities to unite in our Holy Cross missions.”“Although Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame are separate, there is a lot of crossover between the institutions,” Watkins said. “When talking about sexual violence within these two campuses, it is hard not to talk about the student body’s relationships with each other.”TBTN is not unique to the Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame communities. It is an international movement, though it is tailored to fit the needs of individual campuses, according to Adams. “The work we do to prevent, reduce and address violence on our campuses is part of a larger, international movement,” Adams said. “The problem, as a well as the solution, is broader than our local community. What we do here matters. It has an impact, but we must recognize the work being done in other areas throughout the world, as well as, in decades past. “After all, a movement is nothing more, nothing less, than collective action. We are part of a movement.” Tags: BAVO, GRC, Take Back the Night
City and college officials say the goal is to better connect IUPUI with downtown Indianapolis. (Image: IUPUI)Area students attending IUPUI will soon see construction around campus. The college will use $30 million to upgrade streets around the area and the swimming facility.City and college officials say the goal is to allow better access between the college and downtown Indianapolis.A portion of the project will go toward making a section of Michigan and New York streets available for two-way travel. Construction efforts will allow for safer walking and biking travel for students.The road construction is projected to start next year.Plans are also underway to upgrade the swimming facility. The IUPUI Natatorium was opened in 1982 and will host the U.S. Olympics diving trials in 2016.
McIlroy carded three birdies and an eagle in the space of five holes on his back nine, but also recorded four bogeys and a double bogey to return a one-over-par 73. In contrast, American JB Holmes returned a flawless 62 featuring eight birdies and an eagle to lead by four shots from compatriot Ryan Moore, who was eight under par until a double bogey on the 18th. Press Association “It was a great day for me,” Holmes told Sky Sports 4. “I hit it real good again today and made some putts. I made a couple of long ones and hit a couple of real good iron shots in there.” Moore revealed he had “found something” in his swing while practising last week, adding: “I controlled the ball better than I have for years and rolled in some nice putts out there today. It was a great round of golf and I’m not going to let the last hole ruin it for me.” McIlroy described missing the cut in last week’s Honda Classic as a useful “kick up the backside” ahead of his bid to become just the sixth player to complete the career grand slam by winning the Masters at Augusta next month. But it did not appear to have had the desired effect as the Open champion struggled to four over par after nine holes of his opening round on the “Blue Monster” to lie joint 69th in an elite field reduced to 73 players by the withdrawal of Thomas Bjorn. Starting on the back nine, McIlroy failed to birdie the par-five 10th and then bogeyed the 11th after finding a greenside bunker with his approach and missing from 12 feet for par. The 25-year-old also failed to get up and down from sand on the 17th before a costly double bogey on the 18th, where he found the middle of the fairway with a superb drive but then pulled his second shot into the water left of the green. McIlroy finally recorded his first birdie of the day on the par-three fourth, holing from 10 feet to get back to three over par, and made it two in a row from close range on the next. A wayward approach to the sixth finished on the edge of a greenside bunker and led to another bogey, before McIlroy holed from 18 feet for birdie on the seventh and 22 feet for eagle on the par-five eighth after a superb long-iron approach. World number one Rory McIlroy ended the first day of the WGC-Cadillac Championship 11 shots off the lead after a rollercoaster opening round at Doral. Getting back to level par was an impressive achievement in the windy conditions but McIlroy pulled his tee shot to the ninth left of the green and chipped his second into a bunker, eventually doing well to hole from 12 feet for a closing bogey. The top 50 players in the world are all competing at Doral with the top 24 grouped in ranking order, meaning McIlroy played alongside Bubba Watson and Henrik Stenson, who shot 71 and 69 respectively. “I’m very happy,” Stenson told Sky Sports 4. “I thought I kept my concentration and patience out there which you really need this week and where we are going in about four weeks’ time (Augusta). My game felt pretty good as well. “It’s tough conditions out there, the wind is blowing and this is a very difficult course after the remake. The line between disaster and brilliance is so slim so I am happy with the way I performed out there.” France’s Alexander Levy shared third place with Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler after an impressive 68 on his tournament debut, with last year’s runner-up Jamie Donaldson shooting 70 and Ireland’s Shane Lowry 71. Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher propped up the field on 12 over par after twice finding water on the 18th to run up a quadruple bogey eight in a back nine of 46.