Continental creation

first_imgWhen craft bakery firm Birds the Confectioners bought the leasehold of a 1,000sq ft former bakery shop in Chesterfield last year, it resolved to ring the changes with a modern format that spared no expense.It had been looking to open in Derbyshire’s second-largest town for some time when the opportunity came up last autumn to lease a property in a good-quality secondary location. The company wanted a different design something forward-looking so it spoke to Aichinger, a German shop furnishings and fittings company it had worked with in Burton-on-Trent four years earlier and again, at its Westfield Derby store a year later.High visibility of Birds’ wares is crucial to the company when it develops a new shop, facilitated with good lighting and modern fixtures and fittings. To this end, Aichinger supplied an Art Line glass counter, without any intermediate shelves to obstruct the overview of the product displayed. It also supplied the back-fittings and the overall concept for the total refit.Birds considers lighting a critical part of good shop-fitting and, in consultation with Aichinger, this was used to optimal effect, with strips of thin LED lighting used on shelf edges behind the counter and at the front of the counter, which change in synchronisation from red, through to blue, green and yellow in a highly evocative and distinctive style. An illuminated red panel in front of the counter and woody colours on the floor and behind the counter add warmth and contrast.Essen-tial inspirationMike Holling, head of retail operations, says one of the owners, Patrick Bird, saw the same counter at the shop in Essen with Marcus Pohl, Aichinger’s export manager, who is responsible for Ireland, the UK and the Middle East. “We felt the display looked so good, it was worth exploring bringing the design back home,” Holling says. “We wanted something totally different. We have competitors in Chesterfield and we wanted to make the shop clear, open and modern. We felt Aichinger delivered on that.”Birds sells a huge volume of cream cakes about 71,000 a week or £52,000 in sales through its shops, which trade as Birds the Confectioners and Birds Expresso. It also offers bread rolls and confectionery and has a market in bake-off, sandwiches and take-away, which it puts at the front of the Chesterfield shop.Part of the new design spec was for the removal of the old shop front and the installation of a new sliding two-door frontage, created to evoke an open-plan feel. These can be operated in the summer so that 60% of the frontage opens up on to the street. Holling says this will be a great draw to passing traffic and will also provide greater accessibility for customers.He declined to disclose how much the total shop refit cost, but British Baker estimates that, in total, it would be slightly north of £100,000.Local labourAll structural work attending to walls, installation of a durable non-slip timber vinyl-style flooring, glazing and electrics by local contractors took four weeks and was overseen by Birds’ former maintenance manager Matt Winters. The timing of the work could not have been worse, scheduled during the big freeze and the temperatures paid havoc with getting the floor to set.Aichinger’s fitting of the counter area took just two days. “Aichinger started at midnight on Sunday, 12 December and worked all the way through. By the time they finished on the Tuesday evening, they had cleared up, there was no mess and they were out of our way,” says Holling. The shop opened four days later.Holling says customer feedback has been positive and business is in line with expectations with week-on-week sales increasing by about 8%. Indeed, the performance is good enough for Birds to consider rolling out the format further afield to appropriate new shops and, possibly, retrofitting.”Because of the cost you have to be a bit selective as to where you would put this in. It works well, I think, in provincial towns and cities,” Holling says. The business may open another two or three stores this year, depending on the opportunities. Birds the Confectioners Funded: Self-funded by three brothers Frank, Thomas and Reginald Bird when they returned from World War IOwnership structure: Family-owned limited companyAnnual turnover: £19m Number of staff: 700, 550 of which are based in the shopsLocations: 52 shops in the East Midlands, including eight tea rooms, plus a bakery in Derby. At a glance Synopsis of briefTo provide the company with a modern, clean Continental-style shop that customers would enjoy visiting, featuring state-of the art fittings that would showcase its traditional product range to its best.Synopsis of the executionContractors spent four weeks on structural work, flooring and electrics. Aichinger, of Nuremburg, spent a further two days installing the high-visibility shop counter, LED lighting and back-fittings.Shopfitter’s viewpointAichinger’s export manager Marcus Pohl stresses the importance of detailed consultation, going backwards and forwards between the client and the architect before doing first sketches, consulting further and ironing out the detail before finalisation. “The consultation part is detailed and we tell the client they must do what is right for them and not to go ahead if it’s not the right idea.”Product is very much the focus and Pohl says the entire store has to be designed to show the product in the right way. “We are niche shopfitters. We do flagship shops normally. People are prepared to invest more money for such stores.”last_img read more

Trey Anastasio To Host “Ask Me Anything” Session On Sirius XM Jam_ON

first_imgToday, SiriusXM‘s Jam_ON channel has announced an official “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session with the one and only Trey Anastasio. Fans have the chance to ask the Phish guitarist absolutely anything by sending questions to him at [email protected] between now and Sunday, July 22nd. The answers will be broadcast live at a later date.Phish’s 2018 summer tour kicks off tonight with the first of two nights at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s in Stateline, Nevada. From there, Phish will head to the beloved Gorge Amphitheatre before continuing down the West Coast as their summer tour gets underway. For a list of upcoming dates, head to Phish’s website.last_img read more

Child Development

first_imgChildren are like sponges—they absorb everything. That’s why University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents are teaching children, at an early age, the importance of decreasing sugar consumption and properly washing their hands. Roxie Price, Tift County Family and Consumer Sciences agent, teaches that county’s first- and second-graders how to decrease the amount of sugar in their diets and how to properly wash their hands.When Price teaches second-graders, she explains how much sugar they’re drinking by showing them the amount of sugar in the beverages they’re consuming, which results in an added emphasis on drinking more water.“Their eyes just light up when they realize how much sugar is in that drink,” Price said. “Anything from sodas, to sports drinks, to juices—I show them all kinds of different drinks and how much sugar they’re actually getting.”The students even get an incentive for listening to ways to decrease their sugar intake. “This year, Tift Regional (Medical Center) has given us the funds to give every second-grader a bottle that says, ‘Drink less sugar.’ To impact self-esteem, it says, ‘You’re sweet enough already,’” Price said.Aside from sugar consumption, Price also teaches students how to effectively clean their hands and prevent spreading germs to their family members and classmates. “When children get sick, it travels fast within the school systems,” Price said. “They’re touching one thing, they’re handling the rail when they’re walking down the hall, they’re dragging their hand down the wall. So, we really talk to them about proper hand-washing procedures.”During the lesson, Price uses a black light to show the students all the germs that are on their hands. She then directs them to wash their hands and uses the black light again to show the remaining germs and the areas they are missing. Price also instructs the students about keeping their hands out of the openings on their faces, such as the eyes, nose, mouth and ears. “I also talk to them about how it’s very important not to handle babies or love on your grandparents, because they can get sick quicker than somebody that’s middle aged or whose immune system has not been depleted for some reason,” Price said. When a child is sick and has to stay home from school, it affects the entire family.“If they’re not healthy, they’re not in school,” Price said. “If they’re not in school, they’re not learning. If they’re not in school, their parents are probably missing work, which means missing income because they have to stay home.” The lessons that Price teaches are beneficial for both the student and their family. “When you’re teaching those first- and second-graders, you’re really reaching their whole household about being healthy,” Price said. “At that age, they’re going to go home and tell their parents what they’ve learned. They’re going to tell their siblings what they’ve learned. Not only are you keeping (them) healthy, but you’re sending it back into that home and keeping that house healthy.”(Tatyana Phelps is an intern on the UGA Tifton Campus.)last_img read more

Mountain Khakis Camber 107

first_imgMountain Khakis Camber 107 Review: That time I wore my Mountain Khakis to a strip club and realized how great these pants are.I don’t get a lot of opportunity to test gear under a black light. When was the last time you were camping, or mountain biking or skiing and someone whipped out a black light and a Pink Floyd poster? It doesn’t happen. But in the middle of a recent trip, I found myself in one of those clubs where women dance on stages. I was, um, asking for directions. I also happened to be wearing these Camber 107s, and they lit up like the night sky in Alaska. Beautiful, shiny flecks of light. Because they were dirty. Because I’d been wearing them for about a week straight, in all kinds of situations. Hiking. Shopping. Biking. More hiking. Playing in the leaves with the kids. More biking. Bar hopping. More biking. Supporting the arts. That’s the beauty of these pants, they’re built to handle the trail and the town.Mountain Khakis is known for making pants that last, and the Camber 107s look durable as hell, like a crusty pair of Carhartts that are supposed to be worn hard while performing tasks with hammers. Everything on them is triple stitched, and the heel cuffs are reinforced with “Mudflaps” so they don’t fray. Burly.You can beat these pants up, and I have. Over the last couple of months, I put them through the ringer, both in the field and around town. Based on their appearance, I expected them to withstand that beating, but I didn’t expect them to be so comfortable. They’re made of 97% cotton canvas and 3% spandex, which provides just enough stretch to the fabric to actually make them useful on the trail. The knees are also “pre-articulated,” so there’s plenty of movement at the joints for thinks like biking and climbing. They even look boss while hitting that bar near the trailhead. Or the strip club in the middle of town. Just wash them before you find yourself under black lights.Bonus: Each pair comes with a Bison Bottle Opener Keyring.Double Bonus: There’s a pocket on the right thigh that’s actually big enough to fit an iPhone 6+.Mountain Khaki Camber 107 Pants $69.95 mountainkhakis.comlast_img read more

Dillian Whyte criticises David Haye’s role in Derek Chisora’s defeat | Boxing News

first_imgDillian Whyte says about Derek Chisora: “He let himself down by not having any boxing experience in his corner to guide him and tell him what to do”; Chisora was offered up by his manager David Haye to fight Whyte at short-notice; Whyte will wait to face Alexander Povetkin in 2021 By Nik Hobbs & James DielhennLast Updated: 06/11/20 5:51pm – Advertisement – – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Dillian Whyte questions David Haye’s role with Derek Chisora How Eddie Hearn broke the bad news to Whyte “He knows that he’s better than Whyte. He reviewed their last fight – unfortunately he got scrappy and desperate after getting points deducted. He knows that he underperformed.“Now he’s significantly fitter, his punch volume is better, his defence is better.“On two weeks’ notice he would put forth a significantly better effort than he did in their second fight.“Derek might be 85 or 90 per cent but that is more than enough to beat Whyte.“Who is the better fighter? Dillian thinks he is. But he hasn’t watched his most recent fight too many times.“We’ll see what Dillian’s appetite is for this trilogy.“This version of Derek? The Derek we saw on Saturday would knock out the Whyte that we saw against Povetkin.” 1:10 Dillian Whyte believes Derek Chisora let himself down center_img David Haye suggested Whyte vs Chisora III Whyte will wait until a targeted date of January 30 for his postponed rematch with Alexander Povetkin instead of accepting Chisora’s challenge for a short-notice fight on November 21.Whyte must avenge his knockout loss to Povetkin to reclaim the mandatory challenger status to Tyson Fury’s WBC heavyweight title.Haye had taunted Whyte to accept Chisora’s challenge: “I think it’s a great fight. Dillian said he’s the ‘can man’.“‘Anyone who wants it can get it!’“We’ve heard him say he would fight anyone but everyone is running from him. Well, we’ve got someone here! What are you going to do? 0:53 David Haye suggested Whyte vs Chisora III Dillian Whyte questions David Haye’s role with Derek Chisora Dillian Whyte has questioned why David Haye allowed Derek Chisora to have a set of trainers with no “boxing experience” in his corner for the defeat to Oleksandr Usyk.Chisora fell to a unanimous decision loss to the unbeaten Usyk but his manager Haye claims he is “ageing like a fine wine” and wanted him to rebound at three weeks’ notice to fight Whyte this month.“I thought Derek could have done much better,” Whyte told Sky Sports about his old rival’s performance against Usyk. 1:04 Dillian Whyte believes Derek Chisora let himself down “He let himself down by not having any boxing experience in his corner to guide him and tell him what to do.“He just went into the ring with a mind-set of ‘knockout, knockout, knockout’ but it didn’t work and he just stuck to that game-plan.“Derek was the boss in his corner. They aren’t boxing coaches and they didn’t give the advice he needed to make the adjustments to beat Usyk.“One of them said: ‘If you win this round, you are winning the fight’.“What?“That is a lack of boxing experience. Because he was fit and throwing punches they thought he was winning. No!“Why wasn’t Haye in his corner? Or Dave Coldwell who has trained him before? Don’t just have your mates in the corner for the biggest fight of your life.”Haye teased Whyte to fight Chisora 1:13 How Eddie Hearn broke the bad news to Whyte – Advertisement – last_img read more

Fitness and health guru sells Gold Coast home for $1.27 million

first_img38 Aruma Avenue, Burleigh WatersThe well-known Instagram blogger and author transformed the brick house into a contemporary coastal home with an industrial style.Marketing agent Josh Willatt, of Ray White Robina, believed the property’s fresh style was its biggest selling point.He said most homes in the area had a Hamptons style so people were intrigued to see something different. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“I think the biggest thing was it bucks the trend for what’s been selling for so long in Burleigh,” Mr Willatt said.“Quite a lot of neighbours were interested to see how it went because it’s a little bit unique for Burleigh.” 38 Aruma Avenue, Burleigh Waters The home at 6 Kenilworth Court, Maudsland, sold for $1.3 million before auction last week. 38 Aruma Avenue, Burleigh WatersHe said they were surprised by the number of spectators at the auction.“There were probably about 50 people (who) attended the auction and we had three registered bidders,” Mr Willatt said.“We were not expecting such a big turn out – we weren’t expecting literally the whole street to turn up.”A local man, a couple from Melbourne and a young Brisbane family battled it out for the property.Following about 25 bids, the Brisbane couple claimed the victory.Mr Willatt said it was a great result.“It was certainly well above expectation,” Mr Willatt said.“(Ms Norton) poured her heart and soul into this so it was really important that she got a good result.”While it was a quiet weekend for auctions, the Gold Coast recorded a handful of big sales.An acreage property at Upper Coomera sold for $1.13 million while a riverfront property at Currumbin Waters fetched $1.085 million on Saturday.A Maudsland home, which was also scheduled to go under the hammer on Saturday, sold before auction for $1.3 million. This house at 32 Riverside Drive, Currumbin Waters, fetched $1.085 million at auction on the weekend. 38 Aruma Avenue, Burleigh Waterscenter_img This Upper Coomera property at 4 Rivendell Place sold for $1.13 million at auction. The Burleigh Waters home of Instagram blogger Belinda Norton sold under the hammer for $1.27 million.THE Burleigh Waters home of Gold Coast fitness and health guru Belinda Norton has sold for more than $1 million under the hammer.The 1970s built house at 38 Aruma Ave fetched $1.27 million at auction on Saturday – almost triple the $458,000 Ms Norton paid for it in 2006. 38 Aruma Avenue, Burleigh Waters 38 Aruma Avenue, Burleigh Waterslast_img read more

ESG roundup: UBS AM launches own climate-aware strategy line

first_imgSuni Harford, president of UBS AM, said: “The degree to which investors are embracing ESG as a fundamental investment driver, particularly around the issue of climate risk, is stark. As demand continues to grow and sustainable assets amass more capital, we will see the investment landscapes transform even further.”He added that this is a trend which “we believe is here to stay and investors in today’s markets must understand the effect that climate is having on their portfolio”.Barry Gill, head of investments, said the firm’s Climate Aware approach “sits at the heart of our sustainable investment proposition and is underpinned by our active stewardship program”. He added that this new appraoch “sends a clear message”  to the companies UBS AM invests in, giving the firm the opportunity to engage with such companies to help them achieve a lower-carbon target.University of Oxford and Lombard Odier launch strategic partnership on Sustainable InvestmentThe University of Oxford and Lombard Odier have set up a new multi-year partnership to foster research and teaching on sustainable finance and investment.The collaboration between the two entities will provide a unique platform for knowledge exchange between scholarship and financial services and support sustainable finance in becoming a major field of academic research globally.It will also harness the “vast potential of the financial sector to drive environmental, social and economic transformation”, they said.The five-year partnership will allow for both to create the first endowed senior academic post in sustainable finance at any major global research university. Oxford University will establish a programme for the ongoing training of Lombard Odier investment professionalsAs part of the partnership, Ben Caldecott – an expert in sustainable finance and investment who is the founding director of the Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme and the COP26 Strategy Advisor for Finance at the UK Cabinet Office – will become the Lombard Odier associate professor and senior research fellow of sustainable finance at the University of Oxford, based at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment within the School of Geography and the Environment.Lombard Odier will work with Oxford University’s scholars to integrate the University’s pioneering work into the firm’s own proprietary research and investment solutions.In addition, the university will establish a programme for the ongoing training of Lombard Odier investment professionals, while Oxford scholars will benefit from accessing the asset manager’s research and product innovation.The two partners will also host a joint annual research forum, open to the wider academic and practitioner community.Caldecott said: “Sustainable finance is a structural change in both the demand and provision of financial products and services. It is also mission critical for tackling the massive environmental and social challenges facing humanity.”He added, however, that for sustainable finance to be itself sustainable “it needs greater academic rigour, as well as pedagogy to scale the adoption of best practice.”FRC calls for participants in new reporting lab projectThe Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) Financial Reporting Lab is inviting investors and companies to participate in a new project on corporate disclosures on risks, uncertainties and scenarios.Investors and other stakeholders are increasingly looking for information from companies about how they will evolve, adapt and respond to changes in the external business environment, FRC said.It noted that the risks and uncertainties that could impact a company’s business model, strategy and viability will vary over the short, medium and longer term. Given the significant reassessment many companies are making to their longer-term business model and strategy, risk, uncertainty and scenario reporting is likely to become even more important, it added. FRC said that how companies consider and report on business model, strategy, the reporting of risk, uncertainties and scenarios, viability and resilience, and the drivers of value is, necessarily, interconnected.FRC expects to address these topics in due course as part of its previously announced Horizons project, but given the current level of uncertainty in the business environment, this project will focus on the reporting of risks, uncertainties and scenarios and consider what users want from these disclosures. The scope of the project will likely explore whether and how companies’ risk identification, risk management and scenario planning processes are evolving and how this is impacting reporting and disclosure.It will also try to determine whether the time horizons utilised in scenario planning have changed and will consider how companies communicate uncertainty in their disclosures.FRC also said the project will likely discuss which areas of reporting are most challenging for companies and will explore examples of risks and related disclosures where investor focus has been heightened by the current pandemic – for example, supply chain risk, existential risk/viability of business model.The Lab expects to publish a range of outputs across 2021.Truvalue Labs and Solactive Launch a New Generation of AI-Powered ESG IndexesTruvalue Labs, an artificial intelligence-driven environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data firm, along with Solactive, the German index engineering firm, have launched the Solactive Truvalue ESG Index Series.These indexes are designed to provide investors with diversified exposure to global large- and mid-cap equities with strong ESG characteristics.As assets in passive ESG funds doubled to $250bn (€209bn) in the past three years, investors are demanding better quality information, Truvalue Labs stated.The firm claims it sources and analyses information differently than traditional ESG research firms do, using natural language processing and machine learning. Its insight scores are derived from real-time ESG information that is not dependent on company disclosures.Using the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) materiality framework, Truvalue Labs’ approach is “transforming investors’ expectations about ESG research, offering a timely, transparent and salient stakeholder perspective on sustainability issues”, it said.The Solactive Truvalue ESG United States Index is the first benchmark in the series to apply Truvalue Labs’ volume and insight scores for component selection while avoiding exposure to fossil fuels, utilities and tobacco companies.As of 26 August, index performance from February 2008 shows annualized returns of 12.43% compared with 10.38% for the Solactive GBS United States Large & Mid Cap Index, the parent index.“We actively seek partners with diverse and creative approaches to develop differentiated indices of the highest quality,” said Steffen Scheuble, CEO of Solactive.To read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here. UBS Asset Management has today announced the launch of a new suite of strategies based on its innovative Climate Aware framework, whcih will enable the firm to support more clients in aligning their investment and environmental goals.The asset manager developed its Climate Aware framework as part of its Climate Aware passive equity strategy launched in 2017. The launch of the broader suite of investment strategies today includes active and passive equity and fixed income, which are the building blocks of most portfolios, it said.This represents the first time UBS AM has launched a cross-asset class suite of products, the firm added.The framework is based on portfolio mitigation by lowering investment exposure to carbon risks; portfolio adaptation through increasing investment exposure to climate-related innovation and solutions; and portfolio transition aligning to a chosen climate glidepath.last_img read more

Sergio Romero arrives at Man Utd training in luxury Audi

first_img The back-up keeper escaped unhurt after his supercar smashed through a barrier on his way to the club’s Carrington training ground yesterday morning. And he looked back in control as he headed into training in a white Audi 4×4 on Tuesday morning ahead of United’s clash against Burnley. Romero, who was wearing earphones, gave a big thumbs up and wave to waiting photographers as he was followed in by team-mates. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are still reeling from the 2-0 defeat to Liverpool and were today whacked with an FA charge over the reaction to Roberto Firmino’sdisallowed goal. But at least the gaffer knows that, should anything happen to current No 1 David De Gea, Romero is fit to take his place. The Argentinian trained yesterday shortly after photos posted to social media showed him standing beside the wreckage. Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterEvery Movie Starring Sylvester Stallone From Best To WorstCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World8 Things About Ancient Egypt That We Don’t Yet Know Victor Lindelof was also pictured arriving today but he quickly did a U-turn and left after feeling unwell. The defender was sent home as a “precaution”, according to the Manchester Evening News. Marcus Rashford remains out with a back injury – and Solskjaer said this should lead to more game time for 18-year-old Mason Greenwood. The Old Trafford boss said: “It’s a blow Marcus being out but that’s football. “It’s part and parcel of it. He’s been fantastic all season for us and now, unfortunately, we have to do without him. Read Also:Lukaku finds new home for family and football “Of course, Mason is going to get more chances now. “Juan [Mata] will have to step up again, so there will be more chances for the ones we’ve got in the squad.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Sergio Romeo waves to photographers as he arrives safely at Manchester United training a day after wrecking his £170,000 Lamborghini in a horror crash. Loading… last_img read more

Florida Orders its Public Universities to Go Online Due to Coronavirus

first_imgThe State University System of Florida issued a directive late Wednesday afternoon requiring all public universities to switch to online as soon as possible to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.“Effective immediately, all universities will make plans to transition to remote instruction as soon as possible,” said spokesperson Renee Fargason in a statement.For students who have already returned from Spring Break, officials are directing those schools to transition to online classes as soon as possible. In addition, they are encouraging students to return home for at least 14 days. Those schools include:-University of Florida-Florida International University-Florida Polytechnic University-Florida Gulf Coast UniversitySchools with students currently on Spring Break or going on Spring Break should direct students not to return to campus for at least two weeks after Spring Break ends. Those schools include:-Florida State University-Florida Atlantic University-Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University-University of Central Florida-University of North Florida-University of South Florida-University of West Florida-New College of Florida“First and foremost, the health and safety of students within the State University System is our top priority,” a press release said. “As we have continued to monitor the spread of the COVID-19 virus it has become clear that to protect the students and the residents of our state, proactive rather than reactive guidance to universities is necessary. To be clear, campuses will remain open, and operations will continue, although some adjustments may be made as determined by each university.”All state universities will continue to provide dining, counseling, health services, and library services, but on a limited basis.Each university will develop a plan for providing residential accommodations for students who need assistance or who must remain in place.The State University System says it will continue to monitor guidelines issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and provide “expanded guidance” if necessary.last_img read more

Caz freshman helps Clinton women’s ice hockey win first state championship

first_img“We are very proud of Briana and her teammates,” said Rockwood’s father, Ron, “They were the underdogs going into the state championship game. However, she and her teammates came together, worked hard and showed who wanted it more. They made their own miracle that night in Lake Placid.”Rockwood joined the Clinton-based team back in November, along with 21 other athletes from several area high schools.“It has been really fun,” Rockwood said. “They are my second family. We had girls on the team from seven different school districts. It was awesome how we all came together and were able to accomplish something so big . . . we couldn’t believe it when the buzzer went off and we had won the game. It was an amazing feeling. We made history in Lake Placid and I feel really lucky to be a part of it.” By Kate HillStaff WriterOn Feb. 9, Cazenovia High School freshman Briana Rockwood helped the Clinton women’s ice hockey team to earn its first-ever state title.After completing a 13-2-3 season, the Warriors — already the Section III champions — went on to defeat Williamsville 1-0 in the state championship game in Lake Placid. Throughout the season, Rockwood, who plays forward (wing and center), scored four goals and earned five assists.“We are excited for Briana and her family for the success she experienced this season,” said Cazenovia Central School District (CSD) Athletic Administrator Mike Byrnes. “It was a great opportunity for her to be able to play ice hockey through our board of education and superintendent supported agreement with Clinton. [The arrangement allows Briana] to play a school sport like hockey when she otherwise would not have had the chance. Thank you to all who helped make this happen for Briana and congratulations to her on the championship!”Rockwood, who has lived in the Town of Cazenovia her entire life, started playing hockey when she was seven years old.“I always wanted to play hockey, and it took until [then] to convince my parents to let me play,” she said. “It looked like it would be a very fun sport to play.”In addition to playing for the Warriors, Rockwood has also played on the Syracuse Valley Eagles 14U Tier 1 Girls Hockey Team.This past fall, she joined the Cazenovia Girls Varsity Soccer Team; in the spring, she plans to play lacrosse for the Lakers.After completing her varsity hockey career, the athlete hopes to go on to play NCAA College Hockey.“We are very proud of Briana’s accomplishments, both athletic and academic,” said Rockwood’s mother, Chris.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: Briana RockwoodCazenovia High SchoolClinton WarriorsClinton women’s ice hockeyhockeySection III championsstate championship gamelast_img read more