GSK works on Lucozade flavours

first_imgGSK has added five new flavours to its drinks portfolio. Lucozade Energy is currently the UK’s number one energy drink, and the firm has now introduced a new blackcurrant flavour to the market, which it said had received excellent feedback so far.The firm has also added an Orange variety of its low-calorie sports drink Lucozade Sport Lite, which contains only 50 calories. Its Lucozade Sport brand now features a new cherry flavour, while Ribena is branching out from its ’still’ past and launching two Ribena sparkling drinks in blackcurrant and raspberry flavours. All the new drinks are available in 500ml formats.l For more on soft drinks see the feature in our 25 March issue.last_img

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Lessons of the Week! Patti LuPone, Jennifer Lopez & More

first_imgPatti LuPone, Jennifer Lopez, Robert De Niro, Lesli Margherita, Megan Sikora & Mark Ballas(Photos: Axel Dupeux, Bruce Glikas, Brad Barket/Getty Images, Joan Marcus & Emilio Madrid-Kuser) View Comments It’s almost the weekend, and you know what that means: Time to put on your Wicked leggings, crawl into bed and watch figure-skating routines set to “Defying Gravity.” Oh, and Lessons of the Week. We’ve learned a lot from our Broadway faves over the past seven days, including what the hottest set piece is on Broadway this year to who’s dropping hints that she wants to visit the Heaviside Layer. Take a look below and study up! The Jersey Boys Give Saturdays the BootOn Saturday nights at Jersey Boys, the party doesn’t end with yelling at a bunch of cats and/or Maggie Gyllenhaal. Thanks to the cast’s Das Boot night, we now know nine to nine and a half cans of Rolling Rock will fit in a glass boot. That sounds…like the perfect way to watch Jersey Boys. Is there a sippy cup top to the boot so we can bring it into the theater? The Matilda Cast Has a Trashy SecretEven when Matilda closes, we won’t forget the gifts Looks Not Books has given us: The Q and A theme song. Cut-out Robert Pattinson. Perhaps most importantly, the sexy garbage man. Lesli Margherita and co. recently spotted him, and their reaction was a little bit naughty. Suddenly, we have the urge to take out our trash: some Schmackary’s bags, old Role Call cards, nine to 10 Rolling Rock cans… Robert De Niro Is a Broadway BarberIt’s important for the guys of A Bronx Tale to have an authentic Italian vibe. Fortunately for them, their director Robert De Niro is very hands on—particularly when it comes to their hair. Newcomer Bobby Conte Thornton revealed that the other Bobby (the Oscar winner) gave him his ‘do for the show. Do you have a barber’s license, De Niro? Are you in IATSE? We have a few follow-up questions. There Are Jellicle Songs for Jellicle CoatsBroadway is infested with Jellicles, from Grizabella to Rum Tum Tugger to…Maggie Gyllenhaal. The Oscar nominee and Broadway alum showed up to her brother Jake’s star turn in Sunday in the Park with George sporting a feline-friendly blazer. She rocked it, but we have a few ideas for accessories: leather thigh-highs, white leg-warmers, a light-up bow tie, a spiked collar… Megan Sikora Has a Reminder for Her ButtA vocal warmup is a must for nearly every actor in a musical on Broadway, and for some butt exercises are equally important. Such is the case for Megan Sikora, who left a lipstick reminder on the mirror in her Holiday Inn dressing room to warm up those glutes. You know there’s a Reminders app on the iPhone, right, Megan? It’s pretty good, and doesn’t require Windex. Grand Staircases Are In This SeasonBette Midler will descend down a famous staircase in Hello, Dolly! next year. But before that, Glenn Close will likewise take a trip down the stairs in the return of Sunset Boulevard. What other staircases can we get on the Great White Way? We happen to think this is a perfect time to bring Tom Levitt and Julia Houston’s Heaven on Earth to Broadway. Hey, if we can’t get Bombshell… Lornzo Lamas’ Pick-Ups Involve CitrusWhat’s the secret to Lorenzo Lamas’ pick-up technique? Vitamin C. The ’80s heartthrob and new The Fantasticks star shared that when he was on the Grease set, he tried flirting with Olivia Newton-John, choked, and ended up just offering her orange juice by proxy of her sister. That may not get you a girlfriend, Lorenzo, but it is a great way to prevent scurvy. King Kong Needs to Learn to SingKing Kong has had a rough time getting to Broadway. As it turns out, it’s extremely challenging to have the star of your musical not be able to speak or sing—save for a few loud, guttural battle cries. This has led to book writer Marsha Norman to depart the project, but we know there must be a way around this. Can Bill Berloni and Liz Caplan team up to train an oversized gorilla to sing? Can you just hire this guy? J. Lo’s Feeling Extra RosieAfter pushing Lin-Manuel Miranda to write a show for her, Jennifer Lopez is ready to polish her musical theater chops. J. Lo will star in and executive produce Bye Bye Birdie Live! on NBC. She’ll play Rosie, who sings “An English Teacher.” We’re sure she’ll bring some depth to it, considering she knows the profession well after starring in The Boy Next Door opposite Kristin Chenoweth and a first edition Iliad. Patti LuPone’s Gonna Make Us CrazyWest Covina has everything we could ever want: Giant pretzels, a moody Santino Fontana, Rachel Bloom as Harold Hill—and soon, Patti LuPone. The Tony-winning and Broadway-bound legend will guest star on an upcoming episode of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. We don’t know who she’s playing yet, but we sincerely hope it involves an angry Gypsy-esque number about cell phones.last_img read more

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Pirates savoring another playoff push

first_imgA Pittsburgh Pirates fan holds up a towel handed out at a Pirates pep rally in downtown Pittsburgh Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. The Pirates face the San Francisco Giants in the wild card game in Pittsburgh Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH (AP) – Clint Hurdle greeted each member of the Pittsburgh Pirates as they walked off the field in Cincinnati on Sunday, telling them he “liked the fight” even after their chances of winning the NL Central evaporated in a loss to the Reds.It was Hurdle’s way of saying thanks to mish mashed roster of stars and role players who have produced another unlikely postseason run.“That’s who we are,” Hurdle said. “We’re all in this together. We’re all one-minded. We’re ready to go.”A punchline for a generation, it’s back to Buctober once again.The Pirates host San Francisco on Wednesday night in the NL wild card game. A year ago, Pittsburgh capped a remarkable turnaround season by winning 94 games and beating Cincinnati in the same round before falling to St. Louis in five taut games in the division series.The victory over Reds was a watershed moment for a franchise that spent two decades in baseball purgatory while setting a North American professional sports record by reeling of 20 straight losing seasons. Andrew McCutchen won the MVP. Hurdle was named NL manager of the year and the Pirates captivated the city for the first time in a generation.Edinson Volquez, left, is congratulated by teammate Russell Martin after throwing a complete baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals July 10, in St. Louis. The Pirates won 9-1. Volquez will be the Pirates starting pitcher in Wednesday’s National League Wild Card game against the San Francisco Giants in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Their run this time around might have been even more impressive. Pittsburgh watched A.J. Burnett sign elsewhere in free agency and nibbled at the open market, the marquee signing – if it can be called that – the decision to take a $5 million flier on reclamation project Edinson Volquez, a former All-Star who washed out in San Diego and Los Angeles in 2013.The right-hander repaid the Pirates by starting going 13-7 with a 3.09 ERA in a team-high 32 starts. He was even better down the stretch, going 5-0 with a 1.64 ERA since Aug. 1. His renaissance is symbolic of a team that kept finding ways to win despite a restructured lineup that hardly looks like the group Hurdle sent out on opening day six months ago.Josh Harrison evolved from 25th man to an All-Star who replaced erratic slugger Pedro Alvarez at third base. Rookie rightfielder Gregory Polanco provided a jolt after his call-up in June only to head back to the bench after Travis Snider rediscovered the power stroke that had seemingly disappeared.Starting pitchers Francisco Liriano, Gerrit Cole and Charlie Morton made multiple trips to the disabled list. Slumping closer Jason Grilli was shipped to the Los Angeles Angels, replaced by the stoic Mark Melancon. Vance Worley began the spring in Triple-A only to thrive in the heat of a pennant race, shutting out Milwaukee for eight crisp innings on Sept. 21 to virtually assure Pittsburgh of a second straight playoff berth.The team that started 12-20 finished 88-74, catching the fading Brewers and taking St. Louis all the way to game 162 before ceding the division title.It wasn’t as emotional as 2013. That doesn’t mean it hasn’t been any less special, though last fall’s success gave them valuable experience they relied on after slogging through April and May.“When we have somebody go down, we have someone to take their place who’s been there,” McCutchen said. “In years past we didn’t have that. We had guys that could take their place but they were young guys, first-year guys who haven’t been here. It’s the same nucleus of guys. These guys all know what to expect. They all know what to do and that’s why we’ve been doing what we’re doing this year.”Pittsburgh relied heavily on a pitching staff that overachieved a year ago. The rotation patchwork at times this summer, the Pirates became a better offensive team. They finished second in the NL in on base percentage (.330) led by the electric McCutchen and the relentless Harrison.Pittsburgh Pirates’ Josh Harrison (5) drives in two runs with a double off Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Jacob Turner during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)Harrison provided a needed shot of adrenaline atop the batting order. He hit .315 to finish a close second to Colorado’s Justin Morneau in the NL batting race and thrived wherever he worked defensively, be it right field or second base or third, where he moved permanently as the errors and strikeouts piled up for Alvarez.Harrison is an unlikely success story on a roster filled with them. Yet he brushes off the idea Pittsburgh’s rise to respectability is a combination of a mediocre league in which only six teams finished above .500 and some aberrational years by average players.“We don’t listen to any of that,” Harrison said. “In this clubhouse, we know what we have. We always expected to be here.”The Pirates will be there once again on Wednesday night when they face one of baseball’s marquee franchises, one with designs on its third World Series title in five years.That’s fine by Hurdle, who took over one of MLB’s toughest jobs in December 2010 and has orchestrated a revival no one saw coming.“I like our team,” he said. “I like the fight. I like the grit. These guys love to play for one another and they love to celebrate each other’s successes. So it’s going to be an exciting time for us (on Wednesday).”It always is in Buctober.___AP Sports Writer Joe Kay in Cincinnati contributed to this reportlast_img read more

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