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Home Indiana Agriculture News Food Company Removing Non-GMO Labels Food Company Removing Non-GMO Labels SHARE Facebook Twitter Mann Packing will remove the “non-GMO” label term from select products because the company says it “doesn’t want to perpetuate a fear that something is wrong with GMOs.” The company is turning an about-face, after getting some products verified under the Non-GMO Project. It is removing the non-GMO verified check from its single-cut lettuce products in its next print run, according to the company’s director of corporate marketing. A company spokesperson said, “There is no GMO lettuce. It made us go: Why are we doing this?” Mann sells other products that do not have the non-GMO verified check, but include copy stating they are GMO-free on the packaging. The company is discussing removing that label, as well.Mann Packing was founded in Salinas, California in the 1930’s. Today, the company is a majority women-owned and operated business, and says it is one of the country’s leading suppliers of fresh vegetables.Source: NAFB News Service By NAFB News Service – Oct 9, 2017 Previous articleCorn Grain Test WeightNext articleCommentary: Time for a Strong Voice NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter SHARE
Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News BelarusEurope – Central Asia June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Belarus News The EU-Russia summit opening today in Helsinki is meant to relaunch dialogue on a range of issues. Russia must be reminded that fulfilling the undertakings it has given to defend basic freedoms, including press freedom, is obligatory. Help by sharing this information News November 24, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Helsinki summit: Europe urged to remind Russia of its human rights commitments Receive email alerts May 28, 2021 Find out more Poland’s veto on talks about a new economic and energy partnership has not left the European Union and Russia without anything to discuss at the Helsinki summit that opens today, as the EU has a duty to remind Russia of its undertakings to defend basic freedoms, Reporters Without Borders said, condemning the tendency to regard human rights as secondary to economic issues.“Many converging factors point to a decline in press freedom in Russia, of which the latest and most dramatic has obviously been the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya in broad daylight in Moscow in October,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It brought to 21 the total of journalists killed for doing their job in Russia, in a climate of extremely disturbing impunity, since Vladimir Putin became president in March 2000.”The organisation continued: “Russian society must itself put a stop to this violence and we therefore urge Europe’s leaders to remind their Russian counterparts that the international community expects these murders to be solved. We ask in particular that no effort should be spared in identifying the perpetrators and instigators of Politkovskaya’s murder. Europe’s legitimacy and moral authority and the need to show support for Russia’s journalists and human rights activists are all at stake.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Russia is one of the signatories of the European Convention on Human Rights. It is also a member of the Council of Europe, and held its presidency until 15 November. It has therefore signed an explicit undertaking to respect and protect human rights. We urge the European authorities, as guarantors of respect for these values, to remind Russia that compliance with this undertaking is obligatory.”The EU-Russia summit was supposed to discuss the terms of a new economic partnership, as the current one expires at the end of next year, but Poland vetoed the opening of talks because of a Russian embargo on Poland’s meat and vegetable exports. Russia has responded by threatening to embargo all European meat from the start of next year, when Bulgaria and Romania join the EU. to go further Organisation “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says News BelarusEurope – Central Asia RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” May 27, 2021 Find out more
Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-With Utah Valley women’s soccer having commenced fall season practices, head coach Chris Lemay has several stellar veterans he can count on to lead his Wolverines squad.The season opener is an August 13 exhibition at Idaho State followed by the regular season opener August 17 at California.To help his squad, Lemay can call upon a pair of redshirt seniors the NCAA granted sixth years of eligibility to in defender Sara Callister of Merced, Calif. and forward Alexis Peterson of Bountiful, Utah, a UNLV transfer.Additionally, the Wolverines return 12 letterwinners and eight starters from last year’s WAC championship team including first-team All-WAC honoree Hannah Bruce and second-team All-WAC standout Breanna McCarter.Defending WAC freshman of the year, sophomore Amber Tripp, also returns to the Wolverines’ squad.The Wolverines have 10 newcomers on the squad, including BYU transfer Brianna Hatch, a redshirt junior out of Gilbert, Ariz.Lemay has given his squad a solid non-conference slate as in addition to the road match at California, the Wolverines will also travel to Wyoming, San Diego, Cal Poly, Portland, Washington (at Portland, Ore.), Colorado and BYU.Home matches in non-conference tilts include matchups with Weber State, UNLV and Oklahoma. Tags: Alexis Peterson/Amber Tripp/Breanna McCarter/Brianna Hatch/BYU/Cal Poly/California/Chris Lemay/Colorado/Idaho State/Oklahoma/Portland/San Diego/Sara Callister/UNLV/UVU Women’s Soccer/Washington August 3, 2018 /Sports News – Local UVU Women’s Soccer Prepares For Season Opener Brad James
Home » News » Barwell’s Tweet shows consistency on fees ban previous nextRegulation & LawBarwell’s Tweet shows consistency on fees banMany senior Tories including May and Hammond have changed their minds since 2014Nigel Lewis29th November 20160584 Views This week Housing Minister Gavin Barwell was caught off-message on Twitter when a reply he gave to magazine Inside Housing about the rumoured fees ban was unearthed.Barwell said (see right) ‘Bad idea – landlords would pass costs ton to tenants via rent. We’re looking at other ways to cut upfront costs & raise standards’.It is no doubt this sort of mood music from the Tory government that persuaded NALS that a Fair Fees Forum was a good idea. But they, like Barwell, were caught by surprise when Hammond announced that he would bring forward a total ban on fees charged to tenants.At least Barwell is consistent, though. He is one of the few people Tory MPs who who haven’t undergone an astonishing conversion to banning tenant fees since 2014.Those with longer memories will recall that both the 2014 Labour amendment to the Consumer Rights Bill and a 2013 Private Members Bill both failed to gain support from the Tory benches.Chancellor Philip Hammond and Prime Minister Theresa May both voted against the Labour amendment, which was defeated by 291 to 228 votes.But while Barwell has stuck to his guns – his Tweet reflected his ‘no’ vote to the Labour amendment, Hammond has change his tune.By proposing a ban during the Autumn statement, Hammond said it would ‘improve competition in the private rental market and give renters clarity and control over what they pay’.One irony of the Labour amendment in 2014, which most agents opposed, is that agents and landlords were going to be allowed to charge for credit checks, something they will not be able to do if the current proposed ban become law. November 29, 2016Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
1) You played in the game last year – how much are you looking forward to being the man leading the team out this time round? It’s somewhat of a hackneyed cliché but I will be extremely honoured to lead the team out in this year’s match. This will be the 124th Varsity football fixture and for it to be played in such a fantastic venue with, hopefully, plenty of Oxford fans cheering us to victory will be in many ways humbling, but also very exciting. 2) How much pressure did you feel in the game last year, and how did it affect you? Some players say it means you don’t get a chance to enjoy the game – how did you feel? From my experience the game almost passes you by because you spend so much time in the build up playing out the possibilities in your head that the actual 90 minutes you spend out on the pitch seems interminably short. I wouldn’t say that the pressure particularly affected me last year. Ultimately you have to realise that, whilst the tradition, the stadium and the fans make the fixture that extra bit special, you are fundamentally playing for your team-mates and the same set of guys that you have been working with all year. Your responsibility is to those around you who have shared in your efforts throughout the season and you know that those guys aren’t expecting anything other than the whole hearted commitment that you know that you can expect in return from them. Anything other than your duties as a team-mate really doesn’t matter and shouldn’t create any undue pressure. I have been involved in two varsity defeats and I missed a crucial penalty in the shoot out last year so I can only really improve on that this time round! 3) How much emphasis do you put on the Varsity – do you think it merits all the special attention it gets, or does it overshadow the season too much? I have never approached a fixture this season with the mentality that I wanted anything less than a victory so in that sense the Varsity match is simply the latest in a long list of ‘must win’ games. The Varsity match always attracts the glamour and the majority of the attention from outside observers within the Oxford community but I probably would have placed greater emphasis on our BUSA league campaign because regular fixtures against the major universities in our region is a far greater test of our ability that the one off glamour tie against Cambridge. I derived an exceptional amount of pleasure and pride from our accomplishments in becoming the BUSA midlands champions because it indicated that we had performed at a consistently high level over a sustained length of time. In addition, the way in which the standard of football at this University will be judged by those outside of Oxford will be based more on our BUSA standing than the outcome of the Varsity game. However if you were to ask this same question to the Cambridge captain you would most probably receive a very different response, although that would largely be due to their poor BUSA standing in the league below ours, which would naturally make the Varsity match the very fulcrum of their season above and beyond anything else. 4) And lastly – have you got anything special planned, such as last-minute teamtalks? And will you prepare differently to this game than any other? The aim will be to normalise the game as much as possible. We will seek to prepare in exactly the same fashion and keep to the same timetable that would be the case for any other game of the season. The more that you take the players out of their routines, the more likely you are to disrupt the processes that have contributed to our success so far this season. The team don’t need to be told that this is a big game so I will avoid making any great gestures or statements that could unnecessarily add to the tension. If we stick to our routines, maintain our composure and impose our style of football on the game I am sure that we will be victorious!
Image: Juni Ham/Rafa Esteve/Cherwell.A spokesperson for Trinity said its investments supported “the provision of an environment that offers an excellent education and the capacity for high-calibre research”.“A significant proportion of Trinity’s undergraduate and postgraduate students receive bursaries, research grants or other forms of assistance,” they added.Oxbridge colleges invest a further £7,420,134 in arms manufacturers. This includes Hertford’s recent £661,576 holding in Rolls Royce. The company claims to be the second largest supplier of military aircraft engines in the world, providing defence aero-engine products to “160 customers in 103 countries”.New College’s funds recently included a £216,816 holding in Mitsubishi Electric, listed in The Guardian’s top 100 arms producers.New College and Hertford did not respond to requests for comment on their investments.The findings will heighten pressure on colleges to divest their endowments. So far, only St Hilda’s at Oxford and Queens’ at Cambridge have announced plans to fully divest their endowments.The moves followed a high-profile campaign at both universities in the past year that has involved Cambridge students launching a six-day hunger strike, the forced removal of protesters from Cambridge’s administrative buildings, and a banner drop at the Boat Race in March.Taz Walden, Co-President of Cambridge Zero Carbon Society, described the findings as “a national scandal”. Walden said: “Oxbridge colleges famed for their total lack of accountability are pumping money into arms, tax havens and the world’s most destructive fossil fuel companies. Oxford and Cambridge colleges are investing tens of millions of pounds in fossil fuel, arms and tobacco companies accused of harming the environment, funding climate change denial, and committing human rights abuses.In total, Oxbridge colleges responding to requests hold over £21m in oil and gas exploration, production, and refining companies, figures obtained and analysed by Cherwell and Varsity reveal.New College Oxford invested £449,622 through one of its portfolios in fossil fuel firms Royal Dutch Shell, BP, and Lukoil – some of the world’s largest carbon emitters.Shell and BP are two of the world’s biggest backers of fracking. Shell has fracking operations in the USA, Canada, Australia and Argentina, and announced last year that it planned to spend between $2 billion and $3 billion per year on shales between 2018 and 2020.The company has also been criticised for alleged human rights abuses in Nigeria. Last year, Amnesty International published a report accusing Shell of complicity in murder, rape and torture carried out by the Nigerian military in its operations in Ogoniland. Shell has firmly denied the claims, describing them as “false and without merit”.BP has fracking operations in the US, Argentina and Oman. In collaboration with China National Petroleum Corporation, it is also conducting exploratory drilling for shale gas in southwestern China’s Sichuan basin.Trinity College Cambridge is, by far, the college with the most holdings in fossil fuels. The college invests £8,236,949 in companies included in the list of 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions.These include £1,780,292 in Exxon Mobil, the world’s biggest oil company, which allegedly funded climate change denial lobbying groups in the US in an attempt to block efforts to fight climate change. Exxon denies funding climate change denial. “These are educational institutions that could be part of building a better world, they should not be profiting from its destruction.”She added: “Today will be the catalyst for a new campaign, aimed at Cambridge college funds, pushing them to follow in Queens’ footsteps and commit to full fossil fuel divestment.”A spokesperson for the Oxford Climate Justice Campaign (OCJC) told Cherwell: “The recently uncovered data confirms and specifies for some colleges what we at OCJC have long suspected: all Oxford colleges currently hold investments of some sort in fossil fuels, and no college except for St Hilda’s (after student pressure) has yet committed to cutting financial support for industries bent on accelerating climate change.”Campaigners also stressed how Oxford colleges invest further millions through undisclosed tracker funds and the University’s endowment fund, Oxford University Endowment Management (OUem).OCJC said: “OUem divulging where its money is going would make it publicly accountable for its investments, and exposed to the scrutiny of Oxford students and academics who want a rapid transition to a low-carbon world. OUem’s lack of transparency is a strategic effort, not a passivity, to keep public knowledge limited at a time when universities, governments, and pension funds worldwide are making commitments to divest.”An Oxford spokesperson said the University’s socially responsible investment policy ensured its central investments decisions “consider social, environmental and political issues in maintaining ethical standards.”“The University is confident that OUeM operates entirely within the Policy on Socially Responsible Investment and has a transparent approach to its investment decisions, providing as much information as is consistent with its obligations to confidentiality and commercial sensitivity,” they added.Last week, Cherwell revealed that St Anne’s had invested in corporations accused of selling arms to Saudi Arabia, producing nuclear weapons, causing huge environmental damage, and committing human rights abuses. Despite this, the college were found to have invested in the corporations after their controversies had been publicly reported.A St Anne’s spokesperson told Cherwell: “Both the College and its fund manager take Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards seriously and have recently undertaken ESG benchmarking as part of a regular review of its investments.”
Herb Godfrey knows this Christmas will be a little bit different. And he wouldn’t have it any other way.“I will wake up alone on Christmas, but it’s OK,” the lifetime Ocean City resident said. “I know my boys will be doing something a lot more important than running down the steps looking for presents…even though they have outgrown that stage anyway. They will be serving our country. Its part of them growing up and part of them becoming men. I couldn’t be prouder.”Godfrey’s youngest son, Townsend “Townie” Godfrey, 18, is stationed on the US Coast Guard Cutter Campbell as a “non rate” recruit and set to ship out for three months from its home port at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery Maine. Herbert, “Herbie” Godfrey, Petty Officer, is stationed at Woods Hole Small Boat Station in Cape Cod, Mass.The young men are continuing a Godfrey family tradition of Coast Guard service that predates the formation of the modern-day service to its roots in Ocean City with what was then known as the United States Life Saving Service.Godfrey’s late father, Herb, was a World War II Coast Guard veteran, Herb said, and at least two previous generations of the family also served, including a previous Townsend Godfrey, Herb Godfrey Sr.’s grandfather, who was a member of the Life Saving Service.At their grandfather’s grave site on graduation day, Herbie on the left and Townie on the right.Herbie serves as a machinery technician, Herb said, known as the “MK’s,” Herb said. Townie’s assignment still has not been decided, he said, but the proud Dad feels his younger son is leaning in the direction of doing the same job as his older brother.Herb misses his boys, but Townie was able to visit home last weekend, and Herbie will be in town for a visit on Jan 28th. Both young men ship out on Jan. 3.Herb said his own Dad’s experiences in the Coast Guard inspired his sons to join. And what would the elder Godfrey, who passed away in 1998 think?Townie receiving his certificate and first salute from Herbie.“I doubt he would have the words to express the pride he would have felt,” Herb said. “He would have been overwhelmed that both of his grandsons had followed his footsteps in the Coast Guard.”At Thanksgiving, both young men reunited with Herb and their Mom, Val, at Kittery. Herb said his mom Teresa, sisters Sue and Sallie and family friends George and Theresa Loder, all of Ocean City, have been outstanding supporters along the way.But as the new year dawns, the family feeling will give way to separate paths as the young men pursue their service.“I am just proud and happy of the direction both of the boys have taken,” Herb said. Herb Godfrey is flanked by his sons, Herbie and Townie, earlier this year at Townie’s graduation.
Award-winning chocolatier Paul A Young has been working with the Californian Prune Board to develop a range of chocolate prune products for his shops.Young recently introduced a Prune and Pepper Caramel Brownie and Prune and Porter truffles, which achieved record sales of 1,200 truffles in two weeks.Following the success of these products, he is now working on some festive products, with suggestions including a Plum Pudding Dome, featuring prunes soaked in Armagnac, and a Plum Pudding Brownie, using chopped prunes.The California Prune Board (Europe) said the use of prunes in bakery is rising. This year’s Heston From Waitrose Chocolate Christmas Cake, which contains prunes, saw increased volumes used this year – up 50% on 2012. Other products hitting the market include Morrisons’ Free From Chocolate Pudding and Free From Ginger Cake Slice – using Prune Purée.A spokesperson for the Board said: “Export figures are now at nearly four thousand metric tonnes and eaten predominantly as a healthy snacking ingredient, but increasingly food manufacturers are buying prunes as an inclusion product. Quantity sales and the number of food manufacturers in the bakery and confectionery sector have increased significantly this year.”
Greensky Bluegrass brought their signature blend of bluegrass, psychedelic rock, and pure unadulterated love to the Aiken Bluegrass Festival, presented by Friends With Benefits, for a wild headlining set to close out the second day’s tunes. As with every other band that had graced the stage prior, Greensky was in prime condition and inspired by the jubilant crowd, ultimately delivering a truly remarkable show. As with Leftover Salmon‘s closer the day before, the atmosphere was cracking with energy despite a little rain. Once Greensky got going, they rolled through wild extended takes on songs like opener “King Of The Hill” and late-sets jams “All Four” and “Leap Year”.One of the most impressive parts of any Greensky show is the near-perfect intertwining balance these five men have managed to find, making their smooth transitions and sonic stepping look so much easier than it is. Though the staccato sound of the banjo can easily overpower other instruments, Michael Bont can dial himself back or cunningly blend into the mix between bursts of laser-focused rolling leads. Bassist Mike Devol serves as the heartbeat of the band and somehow managed to drive his tone deeper and deeper with each passing moment. His traditional partner in the percussive heart of most bluegrass set-ups, mandolinist Paul Hoffman, dazzled, but it was his big-as-the-sky vocals that truly mystified the audience.When Hoffman wasn’t singing to the stars, guitarist Dave Bruzza split time at the mic—his gruff but pleasingly distinct voice matching his serious playing skills. Swirling above it all was drop-steel wizard Anders Beck, swooping in to deliver achingly beautiful whoops and squeals to go with his dexterous runs. These five musical voices, idiosyncratic as they are, circled through each other, looping until they reached near-infinite heights. With performances like the one they offered to the damp but joyous crowd at the Aiken Bluegrass Festival, it’s clear why Greensky Bluegrass has become the go-to closer for so many fests this summer. While up-and-comers like Billy Strings are breathing fresh life into the “jamgrass” scene, Greensky Bluegrass serves as the unpredictable musical mayhem at its very heart. We’ve got a few of the show highlights below for you in video form, including the aforementioned extended “Dustbowl Overture” filmed by our own Rex Thomson. Enjoy!Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass | Aiken Bluegrass Festival | Aiken, SC | 5/12/2018Set: King Of The Hill, Room Without A Roof, Into The Rafters, Dustbowl Overtures, Run Or Die, Reverend, Hit Parade Of Love, All Four, Less Than Supper, Leap Year“Dustbowl Overture>Run Or Die” “Room Without A Roof”“Into The Rafters”