The Cleveland Browns Finally Win a Game: Fans Rewarded with Free Bud Light Vending Machines

first_img Bruichladdich Distillery Unveils its New Octomore Scotch Whisky Series Editors’ Recommendations Guinness Shoots For the Moon With a New Beer UPDATE: Finally! The Cleveland Browns won their first game in two years on September 20. The underdogs triumphed over the New York Jets, 21-17.  After losing all 16 of their games last year and 15 the year before, the Browns are 1-1 for the 2018 season, with one tie against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, September 9.Fridge ✅. @TheBudKnight ✅. Bud Light ✅. We’re all set for the @Browns Victory Fridge chains to drop in Cleveland.— Bud Light (@budlight) September 21, 2018In honor of Browns fans’ unwavering loyalty during the drought, Bud Light installed “Victory Fridges” in bars around Cleveland. Those beer vending machines were locked and would only dispense free Bud Light once the Browns finally took home a W — and boy, did they deliver.We WON!!! —-Wait….Oh God. The free beer thing…Ok Cleveland. Stay calm. GO BROWNS!!! @Browns @budlight #CLE— Cleveland Police (@CLEpolice) September 21, 2018Read on for more information about the Victory Fridges and Bud Light’s wonder gesture to fine city of Cleveland.—ORIGINAL STORY: Bud Light is offering a glimmer of hope to Cleveland Browns fans that this season will be better than the last — and the one before that — by installing “Victory Fridges” in Cleveland bars, which are beer vending machines that automatically unlock once the NFL team finally wins a game. They will open only then and not a minute earlier.If anyone needs a reminder, the Browns lost all 16 of their games last year and 15 the year before. This puts their win-loss record going into the 2018 season at 1-31. The Browns also haven’t won a championship since 1964.So, yeah, that record calls for a beer or two. Or a fridge full of them.Bud Light Victory Fridges aren’t meant to poke fun at this abysmal record. They were developed to celebrate the fans. Sure, quarterbacks Brock Osweiler and Cody Kessler should get a pat on the back for sticking with the team loss after loss, but the fans freezing their asses off watching them get sacked aren’t making seven figures.“The Bud Light Browns ‘Victory Fridge’ is a fun way to celebrate and reward a fan base that has never wavered in enthusiasm or dedication for their team no matter what happens,” says Andy Goeler, vice-president of marketing for Bud Light. “It’s going to be fun to be part of the celebration when the team earns their first victory of the season.”Bud Light, with help from Ohio-based wholesaler House of LaRose, is installing a handful of these smart vending machines at local watering holes and the FirstEnergy Stadium. The fridges will remain off until the moment of the first big W, when they automatically uncork and dispense free beer, “giving fans 21 and over the chance to enjoy the sweet taste of victory together,” says Bud Light in a press release.You’ve stood by us through it all. We love you for it, and so does @budlight.These special fridges will unlock celebratory beers when we get our first regular season “W”.#VictoryFridge— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) August 14, 2018“Our top priorities are to build a consistently winning team and to create unique experiences for Browns fans, and the Bud Light Cleveland Browns Victory Fridges will give our fans a special opportunity to celebrate our first win of the 2018 season,” said executive vice president and COO Dave Jenkins. “We have the most passionate, loyal fans in sports, and we are excited to partner with Bud Light on this promotion that they created specifically for Northeast Ohio due to Browns fans’ unmatched support of our team.”Powered by Bud-E Fridge smart technology, the Bud Light Browns Victory Fridge is the brand’s latest innovative technology to help create unique experiences for NFL fans. After all, Bud Light is the official beer sponsor of the league.If you ask us, this top Jim Beam’s smart decanter.Article originally published August 17, 2018. Last updated by Nicole Raney to include details of and reactions to the Browns’ much-anticipated win. Patagonia Goes 100% Sustainable with New Line Called Shell, Yeah! On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip Looking Back at 70 Years of Nalgene, the Most Iconic Water Bottle last_img read more

First of 33000 Congolese refugees relocated to new settlement in Angola –

Addressing journalists in Geneva, Adrian Edwards, a spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), said the Lóvua settlement was created “to improve the living conditions of refugees.”Built on about 33 km2 of land allocated by the Government of Angola, the site allows refugees to receive a plot of land to build shelters and to grow food to supplement their food rations.UNHCR and partners plan to relocate tens of thousands of Congolese refugees to the new site, which is some 100 km inland from the border with the DRC.“While the security situation in the Kasai region remains volatile, the Angolan authorities and UNHCR with partners are ready to provide protection and assistance for up to 50,000 Congolese refugees by the end of 2017 at Lóvua,” Mr. Edwards said.Some 33,000 refugees are currently in reception centres that Mr. Edwards termed “over-crowded.”The UN agency has called for financial support to assist the refugees. A humanitarian appeal for $65.5 million launched in June is only about 32 per cent funded.“Additional funding is urgently needed to continue developing infrastructure and services for refugees in Lóvua settlement,” Mr. Edwards said. read more

Theresa May in Saudi talks for London to host worlds biggest share

first_imgThere has been speculation, however, that New York may be problematic, because US Securities and Exchange Commission rules would almost certainly require Aramco to divulge information about Saudi oil reserves that the kingdom regards as a matter of national security.London’s main problem would be the weak value of sterling, though the value of the pound could shift by 2019 once the Brexit deal is finalised.The Aramco IPO is part of a larger Saudi strategic plan called Vision2030, aimed at diversifying the country’s economy and reducing its economic dependence on oil and gas.The proceeds of the IPO will be used by the Saudi government’s Public Investment Fund and Mrs May hopes a chunk of that money will be invested in post-Brexit Britain. Theresa May attends a meeting at the Saudi Stock ExchangeCredit:Simon Dawson/Bloomberg The Prime Minister will end her visit to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday by having a working lunch with King Salman.Mrs May hopes Britain will gain from the Aramco Initial Public Offering (IPO) twice over – by persuading the Saudis to hold it in London, and by encouraging them to invest the proceeds of the share sale in Britain. Theresa May attends a meeting at the Saudi Stock Exchange Theresa May is in talks with Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company to use the London Stock Exchange for the biggest share flotation in history.Saudi Aramco is expected to be valued at £1.6 trillion when it sells five per cent of its shares on the open market.The flotation will be hugely lucrative to the city that hosts it, when shares worth millions of pounds will change hands.On Tuesday evening, Mrs May held a meeting with the Aramco chairman Khalid Al-Falih, who is also Saudi Arabia’s energy minister.Significantly, she was accompanied by Sir Xavier Rolet, chief executive of the London Stock Exchange, the only British businessman in the room during any of the meetings Mrs May has held in the kingdom. Downing Street said the Prime Minister had “set out the advantages of listing in London”, such as the “depth of expertise” in financial services, accountancy and the law.Sir Xavier also attended a second meeting this morning with executives from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund – the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund – which will be the beneficiary of the Aramco flotation, which is expected to happen in 2019. New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore and Toronto are all rivals for the IPO but New York and London are seen as the strongest contenders.center_img During her meeting with representatives of the fund, including its managing director Yasir al-Rumayyan, Mrs May discussed investment opportunities in British science and research projects, education and infrastructure.Aramco is an acronym for Arabian American Oil Company, as the company was founded by Standard Oil (now Chevron) after the US firm was given a concession to explore for oil in the 1930s. In the 1970s the Saudi government began buying up shares in the company until it owned it outright by 1980. It currently has capacity to produce 12 million barrels of oil per day, with rights to at least 260 billion barrels of recoverable oil owned by Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company is being urged to use the London Stock Exchange for the huge share flotationCredit:TOBY MELVILLE/Reuters London Stock Exchange Show more Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more