35 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tesco is to donate surplus food from all its ambient distribution centres to food redistribution charity FareShare. This will result in a further 700,000 meals going to people in need.In addition the retailer will make a one-off donation to FareShare, which it already suppliers with surplus food from its fresh distribution centres, of one million meals. This will consist of products such as tinned meat, cereals, canned fruit and vegetables.FareShare will distribute these donations to people in need across the country through organisations like women’s refuges, homeless shelters and children’s breakfast clubs.Rebecca Shelley, Tesco Communication Responsibility Director, said:“We hate to waste food and want to do everything we can to support people in need. We have been working with FareShare for the last three years and we know these donations will make a real difference to people’s lives. Every little help can make a big difference and it’s vital that we support those that need it most.”Lindsay Boswell, FareShare CEO, said: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “Over the last 12 months FareShare redistributed over 2,660 tonnes of food from Tesco – including food donated from the twice yearly Neighbourhood Food Collections – to over 2,100 charities across the UK. Our rewarding and longstanding partnership with Tesco means this latest donation will help us reach – and feed – even more vulnerable people.”Photo: Tesco by Gordon Joly on Flickr.com Tagged with: corporate Donated goods Tesco to donate 1.7m more meals to charities through FareShare Howard Lake | 16 November 2015 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
News Guinea BissauAfrica Condemning abusesMedia independence EnvironmentImpunityFreedom of expression Guinea BissauAfrica Condemning abusesMedia independence EnvironmentImpunityFreedom of expression @Africa FM January 29, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the closure of an important branch of Guinea-Bissau’s radio Africa FM by the governor of the eastern region of Bafatá. The closure is an attack on the freedom to inform, RSF said. April 3, 2019 Guinea-Bissau radio station closed on provincial governor’s orders News As well as producing local programming, it retransmits national programmes produced by Africa FM in Bissau. Its broadcasts reach the entire country, and it is one of Guinea-Bissau’s most popular stations. The branch of Africa FM in the city of Bafatá, 150 km east of the capital, Bissau, was closed by police yesterday morning on governor Dundu Sambu’s order Guinea Bissau: attack by gunmen silences opposition radio station in Bissau Guinea-Bissau is ranked 83rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 RSF World Press Freedom Index. News to go further Help by sharing this information “Bafatá’s governor has always demonstrated a desire to reduce the people of Guinea-Bissau to silence,” Africa FM’s director in Bissau, Mama Saliou Sané, told the local media. “Africa FM is the voice of those without a voice in Guinea-Bissau. We have already filed a complaint with the justice department because we have not been notified of the closure of the Bafatá radio station in accordance with the law.” News Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Organisation Guinea-Bissau: reporter beaten by policeman while covering Covid protest Thanks to the Bafatá branch, Africa FM’s broadcasts have been reaching the entire country since October 2018. Follow the news on Guinea Bissau July 27, 2020 Find out more “This closure is clearly designed to silence a source of criticism,” said Assane Diagne, the head of RSF’s West Africa office. “This attack on the freedom to inform and on pluralism is all the more disturbing because it comes from a governor who is member of the PAIGC, the party that has just won Guinea-Bissau’s parliamentary elections. We call on the authorities to order the immediate reopening of this radio station.” April 6, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en @RSF_Africa
China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison The editor of the Tianwang human rights website (http://www.64tianwang.com/), Huang was arrested on 10 June 2008 for highlighting the plight of earthquake victims. The three-year sentence was imposed on 23 November 2009 on a charge of “illegal possession of state secrets.” June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts More information about Huang Qi:http://www.rsf.org/Cyber-dissident-accused-of-illegal.htmlhttp://www.rsf.org/Court-urged-to-show-clemency.html “Bloggers and human rights defenders who dared to contradict official reports about the victims of the May 2008 earthquake in Sichuan are being treated like criminals,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We deplore the severe jail sentences that have been passed without due process and we appeal to the supreme court and justice ministry to review these two cases and to investigate the use of violence against the Hong Kong journalists who wanted to cover Tan’s hearing.” March 12, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber Censorship Figures Help by sharing this information April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation Reporters Without Borders condemns the long jail sentences that judges in Chengdu (in the southwestern province of Sichuan) have imposed on two human rights activists and netizens in the past 48 hours. A three-year sentence was upheld for Huang Qi yesterday while Tan Zuoren was given a five-year sentence at a hearing today during which police arrested and manhandled nine Hong Kong journalists. A Beijing appeal court is due to issue a ruling on Liu Xiaobo’s case on 11 February. Reporters Without Borders urges the judges to demonstrate their independence by treating this leading intellectual and human rights activist humanely. Liu was given an 11-year jail sentence on 25 December on a charge of “inciting subversion of state authority.” In practice, all he did was display a commitment to free expression. See the French text of a joint appeal by Reporters Without Borders and other organisation to the Beijing court to quash Liu’s conviction: http://www.rsf.org/Appel-commun-pour-un-non-lieu-dans.html Tan, who was tried last August, seemed to be in good shape when he appeared in court today to hear the court’s verdict and sentence. According to one of his lawyers, he thanked those who have supported him, reaffirmed his innocence and described the proceedings as “illegal.” The court imposed the five-year sentence after finding him guilty of subverting state authority. His lawyers said they would appeal. February 9, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Heavy jail sentences for activists who wrote about plight of Sichuan earthquake victims ChinaAsia – Pacific ChinaAsia – Pacific Tan, who had urged fellow netizens to come to Sichuan to cover the plight of the families of the earthquake victims, was arrested in March 2009. Several journalists and activists were manhandled when they tried to attend his trial in August. His lawyers, including Mo Shaoping, have repeatedly complained of irregularities in the proceedings and submitted to a petition to the court last month listing their complaints, including the fact that they were being denied access to case documents. The press freedom organisation added: “After convicting human rights activist Liu Xiaobo on Christmas Day, the authorities are now using the Chinese New Year period to announce very harsh sentences for dissidents who are well known in China and abroad.” News to go further Yesterday’s decision by a Chengdu intermediate court to reject human rights activist Huang Qi’s appeal against his three-year sentence was taken without any hearing being held, thereby denying his defence lawyers a chance to present arguments. Huang was notified by letter that his sentence had been upheld. RSF_en Follow the news on China Tan’s wife was not allowed into the courtroom for today’s hearing, while nine journalists who had come from Hong Kong to cover the hearing were briefly detained and roughed up, and their press cards were taken. Two of the journalists were injured. The press cards were returned after the hearing. News Huang’s wife, mother and son were allowed to see him in prison today. They reported that he was calm but his state of health appeared to have deteriorated as a result of the stomach and chest tumours he is suffering from. He said he had not been mistreated while in detention. News News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes
University Hospital LimerickManagement at University Hospital Limerick are asking the public to consider other treatment options after a high number of patients attended the hospital’s emergency department over the Bank Holiday weekend.According to a statement issued on Monday evening, a hospital spokesman said they had “admitted a lot of seriously ill patients recently, many of who remain in the emergency department, awaiting a bed.“We are asking people to think about all their care and treatment options and keep emergency department services for the patients who need them most. For example, many patients with limb injuries can go to the Injury Units in Ennis, Nenagh or St John’s Hospital. These Injury Units are open in Ennis and Nenagh Hospitals from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Sunday and 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday at St. John’s Hospital.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Others with a less serious illness can be treated by their GP or out of hours GP service where their GP can refer them to an Assessment Unit the following day if required.“However, if you are seriously injured or ill or are worried your life is at risk the ED will assess and treat you as a priority,” the statement concluded.Last week, the UL Hospitals Group issued its Winter Preparedness Plan to the Department of Health, saying it includes new proposals to mange the busiest period at University Hospital Limerick’s new €24 million emergency department.This includes prioritising patients aged 75 and over, and reviewing elective procedures on a daily basis.A new 17 bed medical short stay ward, funded through the Department of Health’s Winter funding initiative, is one of the measures designed to address bed capacity needs.The group is also in discussions with the St John’s Hospital management team regarding a re-opening date for 20 beds that have been closed because of fire regulations. A nursing recruitment campaign is underway and the specific date for re-opening will be set depending on the successful recruitment of these staff. Listless Limerick limp out of Munster Hurling Championship Limerick gardai renew appeal for missing Tipperary teen Linkedin Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Planning in for temporary Emergency Department beds RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Beyond the neon runes Ennis school children learn how to “Keep Safe” with multi-agency roadshow TAGSDepartment of Healthemergency departmentEnnishospital overcrowdinginjury unitslimericknenaghst johns hospitaltreatment optionsUHLUL Hospitals GroupWinter Preparedness Plan NewsHealthLimerick hospital bosses ask people to consider other optionsBy Editor – October 30, 2017 7299 Previous articleCounty Limerick family aim to be Ireland’s fittestNext articleLimerick migrants singing a belonging song Editor Advertisement Print Email Garda appeal to supporters travelling for Limerick V Clare Munster Championship hurling
Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Theodore Roosevelt anchors off Manila for port visit Authorities USS Theodore Roosevelt anchors off Manila for port visit View post tag: USS Theodore Roosevelt US Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) anchored off Manila, Republic of the Philippines, for a visit on April 11.The aircraft carrier, along with guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), arrived in Manila following maneuvers with the Indian Navy and a port call in Singapore.This is the second time the Philippines has hosted a US Navy aircraft carrier this year after the USS Carl Vinson visited Manila on February 16.“We are excited to visit the Philippines and spend time in this part of the Indo-Pacific,” said Rear Adm. Steve Koehler, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9. “The Philippines has long been a part of US Navy history, and we look forward to continuing that valued relationship and partnership.”During the port visit, sailors and marines will participate in cultural exchanges, community relations events, and morale, welfare and recreation (MWR)-sponsored tours to enhance cultural understanding and cooperation between the two countries.The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) will continue on their regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment after departing Manila, conducting a variety of operations, including addressing shared maritime security concerns, building relationships with partner navies and enhancing interoperability and communication with partners and allies throughout the area of operations through exercises and ship visits.The TRCSG returned to the 7th Fleet area of operations after successfully completing more than four months in the Arabian Gulf and US 5th Fleet area of operations supporting maritime security, theater security cooperation, and Operations Inherent Resolve and Freedom’s Sentinel.Roosevelt left its homeport of San Diego, Calif., Oct. 6, for a regularly-scheduled deployment to the US 7th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. View post tag: Philippines Share this article View post tag: US Navy April 11, 2018
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Jennifer Nelson for www.theindianalawyer.comThe 7th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated judgment in favor of a company that sued its carbon black supplier after it was unable to fulfill orders, holding the lower court erred in ruling in favor of the purchaser after finding the agreement between the companies was a requirements contract.BRC Rubber & Plastics Inc. entered into a contract with Continental Carbon Co. for Continental to supply carbon black to the rubber products manufacturer. Continental was unable to complete orders for BRC in April 2011 based on high demand for carbon black and refused to fill subsequent orders by BRC. BRC sued, arguing that Continental had to fill every order BRC placed because it had a requirements contract with Continental. This type of contract is one in which the purchaser agrees to buy all of its needs of a specified material exclusively from the particular supplier and the supplier in turn agrees to fill all of the purchaser’s needs during the contract period.The District Court agreed with BRC that the companies had a requirements contract, so Continental’s refusal to confirm and ship some orders was a breach and repudiation of the agreement. It awarded BRC nearly $1 million in damages.“The parties’ agreement was not a requirements contract unless BRC was both obligated to buy some amount of carbon black from Continental and prohibited from buying carbon black from any other seller. In our view, neither condition is met, so we hold that the parties’ agreement was not a requirements contract,” Judge Ann Claire Williams wrote in vacating the lower court Thursday.The 7th Circuit rejected BRC’s claims that certain language in the contract supported the requirements contract finding. The judges also declined to address BRC’s cross-appeal regarding the exclusion of certain testimony from the damages trial because it is premature. The District Court will need to revisit the lawsuit and make a decision that isn’t premised on the agreement being a requirements contract.The case is BRC Rubber & Plastics Inc. v. Continental Carbon Company, 14-1416, 14-1555.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Pat Bagey Salt Lake TribuneBy Ron PaulIs the current refugee crisis gripping the European Union “all America’s fault”? That is how my critique of U.S. foreign policy was characterized in a recent interview on the Fox Business Channel. I do not blame the host for making this claim, but I think it is important to clarify the point.It has become common to discount any criticism of U.S. foreign policy as “blaming America first.” It is a convenient way of avoiding a real discussion. If aggressive U.S. policy in the Middle East — for example in Iraq — results in the creation of terrorist organizations like al-Qaeda in Iraq, is pointing out the unintended consequences of bad policy blaming America? Is it “blaming America” to point out that blowback — like we saw on 9/11 — can be the result of unwise U.S. foreign policy actions like stationing U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia?In the Fox interview I pointed out that the current refugee crisis is largely caused by bad U.S. foreign policy actions. The U.S. government decides on regime change for a particular country — in this case, Syria — destabilizes the government, causes social chaos, and destroys the economy, and we are supposed to be surprised that so many people are desperate to leave? Is pointing this out blaming America, or is it blaming that part of the U.S. government that makes such foolish policies?Accusing those who criticize U.S. foreign policy of “blaming America” is pretty selective, however. Such accusations are never leveled at those who criticize a U.S. pullback. For example, most neocons argue that the current crisis in Iraq is all Obama’s fault for pulling U.S. troops out of the country. Are they “blaming America first” for the mess? No one ever says that. Just like they never explain why the troops were removed from Iraq: the U.S. demanded complete immunity for troops and contractors and the Iraqi government refused.Iraq was not a stable country when the U.S. withdrew its troops anyway. As soon as the U.S. stopped paying the Sunnis not to attack the Iraqi government, they started attacking the Iraqi government. Why? Because the U.S. attack on Iraq led to a government that was closely allied to Iran and the Sunnis could not live with that! It was not the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq that created the current instability but the invasion. The same is true with U.S. regime change policy toward Syria. How many Syrians were streaming out of Syria before U.S. support for Islamist rebels there made the country unlivable? Is pointing out this consequence of bad U.S. policy also blaming America first?Last year I was asked by another Fox program whether I was not “blaming America” when I criticized the increasingly confrontational U.S. stand toward Russia. Here’s how I put it then:“I don’t blame America. I am America, you are America. I don’t blame you. I blame bad policy. I blame the interventionists. I blame the neoconservatives who preach this stuff, who believe in it like a religion — that they have to promote American goodness even if you have to bomb and kill people.”In short, I don’t blame America; I blame neocons.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Family, city and local business leaders join Tina Spadafora-Gushka and Matt Gushka (at center) in celebrating the opening of Yoasis Beach Bowls on the 1200 block of the Ocean City Boardwalk on Friday (May 22).Yoasis, the popular frozen yogurt shop that opened on downtown Asbury Avenue three years ago, celebrated the opening of a second location on the Ocean City Boardwalk on Friday.Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce leaders, city officials and family members joined co-owners Tina Spadafora-Gushka and Matt Gushka in a ceremonial ribbon-cutting at Yoasis Beach Bowls.The new shop at 1242 Boardwalk opened for weekends earlier this spring.The new boardwalk Yoasis Beach Bowls will have a different flavor than the downtown self-serve frozen yogurt location.Beach Bowls will serve six flavors of frozen yogurt (not self-serve), but also will feature “bowls” such as Acai Bowls — pure acai, banana and almond milk, topped with granola and banana. A variety of smoothies also will be available, along with vegan and gluten-free baked goods.One signature menu item will be cold-pressed coffee, a drink brewed without heat for a smoother taste and low acidity, according to Spadafora-Gushka. It is served as iced coffee.“Pinkberry meets Jamba Juice” is how she described her new venture, referring to two growing national franchises.