Co-operatives link to form grain supply set-up

first_imgA new market-focused organisation that aims to deliver greater value across the grain supply chain could benefit the baking industry. Ten farmer-owned central storage co-operatives from across the UK have joined forces to create NetworkGrain UK.Neil Adams, a regional mana-ger at the English Farming & Food Partnership, who has been involved with the formation of NetworkGrain, said the baking industry could benefit from more deals similar to the one that Sainsbury’s has with Camgrain and Whitworth Bros. Last autumn, Camgrain signed a two-year contract with Whitworth Bros to supply the wheat milled for Sainsbury’s in-store bakery flour. Adams said the result was assured quality and a pre-agreed delivery schedule. “There is a level of commitment to these arrangements and they mean bakers get exactly what they need. It’s also good for bakers looking for provenance.”NetworkGrain UK predicts a rapid expansion in the network approach. It believes 10% of total UK grain production will be centrally stored within the next five years, with 50% of this marketed under long-term supply deals.The organisation’s chairman designate John Latham said the network would offer end-user customers access to the largest concentration of centrally stored and processed grain in the UK and offer unparalleled levels of service and product consistency.last_img read more

Elkhart man arrested after spree of dine and dash incidents

first_img Pinterest Elkhart man arrested after spree of dine and dash incidents Pinterest Twitter Facebook (Photo supplied/Elkhart County Jail) An Elkhart man and his girlfriend are accused of dining and dashing at a string of local restaurants in recent weeks.Investigators say 39-year-old Ryan Hayes and a woman skipped out on the bill at multiple restaurants, including Dandino’s Supper Club in Goshen, where their bill totaled $128, according to 95.3 MNC’s reporting partners at The Elkhart Truth.An employee at Dandido’s posted about the pair on Facebook and heard from several other local restaurants reporting similiar stories. An alert bartender at Chili’s in Goshen spotted the two and called police who caught up to them.Hayes claimed poverty as to why they didn’t pay their bills. He’s charged with resisting law enforcement and theft.Read more details about Hayes’s arrest from The Elkhart Truth. Google+ Twitter IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Google+ By Jon Zimney – September 14, 2020 2 755 Previous articleElkhart woman sentenced for rash of cell phone robberiesNext articleSuspect in deadly University Park Mall shooting still at–large Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Community members organize to protest attorney general’s visit to Notre Dame

first_imgMary Steurer | The Observer Notre Dame graduate student Maureen McDermott holds a sign calling for President Trump’s impeachment at Friday’s protest.Graduate student Laura Ortiz, who also protested, said she was disappointed with how Notre Dame handled Barr’s visit.“This whole event was kind of kept hidden from us — it was very shady, no one really knew that it was happening,” she said. “We just learned about it a couple of days ago.”Ortiz said Barr’s political track record should be a cause for concern for Notre Dame.“We should be a community for the people, a community sharing love, compassion, and this person that they just invited doesn’t represent any of that,” she said. “If Notre Dame really wants to take care of its Christian community, why would you invite someone attacking our rights?”Tags: Attorney General William Barr, de nicola center for ethics and culture, impeachment, Notre Dame Law School, protest Dozens gathered at the intersection of Eddy Street and Angela Road to protest Attorney General William Barr’s visit to Notre Dame on Friday. The protest, which took place from 4 to 5 p.m., was organized by graduate student Andrew Cary and local activist groups MoveOn North Central Indiana, Indivisible Indiana and Northern Indiana Atheists. At its peak, the protest involved about 100 people, with demonstrators gathered on all four corners of the intersection. Nearly 1,000 people expressed interest in the event on Facebook. During the protest, organizers passed out fliers and whistles in solidarity with the whistleblower who brought to light President Donald Trump’s conversations with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, which led the House of Representatives to open an impeachment inquiry Sept. 24. Mary Steurer | The Observer Demonstrators gather on the corner of Eddy Street and Angela Road to protest Attorney General William Barr’s visit to Notre Dame on Friday.Barr was pulled into the inquiry after the New York Times reported Trump offered to have him help Zelensky discredit the FBI’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.According to the Department of Justice, Barr did not discuss the matter with Ukraine and was not aware Trump offered his help to Zelensky until months afterwards.While the protest stirred south of campus, Barr delivered a talk on religious freedom to a full audience in the McCartan Courtroom. The ticketed event was open to students, faculty and staff of the Notre Dame Law School and de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture only.The University did not publicize Barr’s visit, claiming limited seating. An email invitation sent to Law School students and staff asked that information about the event not be circulated.The general public caught wind of the lecture when an anonymous community member distributed fliers about the event. Cary said he and the other organizers began planning the protest not long after.“I was just posting in different groups about if there was going to be some sort of demonstration, and [MoveOn] reached out to me and offered for me to take the lead and just be the face, talk to the media, try to invite people,” he said.Cary said though he supports the University’s open speaker policy, he believes it especially important that events with controversial speakers be open to the public.“College is all about learning different things, hearing opposing viewpoints,” he said. “I don’t want this school to be a ‘safe space,’ or anything like that. If they really want the student body to be exposed to different opinions, and viewpoints and individuals, they should have these things be open to people.”With no means of attending the lecture, however, Cary said protesting was the best alternative.“I would have loved to have to have gone and listened to what he had to say, but since we don’t have that opportunity, we’re out here demonstrating against what the president and his administration are doing with this impeachment inquiry,” he said.Laureen Fagan, a South Bend resident, said she joined in the demonstration out of a sense of civic duty.“The rapid disintegration of what most of us have thought were our democratic values is shocking,” she said. “And this is basically not my scene — I don’t like to do this, and I rarely do. But I feel an obligation. If he’s appearing at the University today, and I live here in town, I feel an obligation to be present and to make clear that this is unacceptable.”On Oct. 2, about 30 gathered to protest Barr’s visit to Wichita State University, the Wichita Eagle reported. Graduate student Maureen McDermott, who attended Friday’s demonstration, said she suspected Notre Dame refrained from publicizing Barr’s lecture for fear of similar backlash.“I think they kind of were afraid of stuff like this happening,” she said.last_img read more

New Musical Atomic Begins Performances Off-Broadway

first_imgThe U.S. premiere of Atomic, a new musical by Danny Ginges, Gregory Bonsignore and Philip Foxman, starts preview performances on June 26. The tuner will open officially on July 13 and run through August 16 at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row. The cast is led by Jeremy Kushnier, Euan Morton and Sara Gettelfinger. Directed by Damien Gray, Atomic blasts open the doors of the Manhattan Project, a Government funded program of top scientists with the task of creating the world’s first Atomic Bomb. Leo Szilard (Kushnier) is the mastermind behind atomic power, but his heart has reservations. Ethics, scientific progress, and true love are tested as Leo discovers exactly what he’s capable of when someone believes in him. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 16, 2014 Related Shows View Comments Morton, Kusnier and Gettelfinger are joined by cast members David Abeles, Alexis Fishman, Jonathan Hammond, James David Larson, Randy Harrison, Preston Sadlier and Grace Stockdale. Atomic Star Files Jeremy Kushnierlast_img read more

Robert Fairchild, Leanne Cope & More Receive Astaire Award Nominations

first_img View Comments Tony nominees Robert Fairchild, Leanne Cope, Christian Borle, Annaleigh Ashford, Tony Yazbeck, Alex Sharp and more are among the 2015 Astaire Award nominees. Additionally, Tony and Oscar winner Joel Grey and Finding Neverland producer Harvey Weinstein have been chosen to receive the special Lifetime Achievement Award and the Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre and Film Award, respectively.The Astaire Awards is the only awards show to honor excellence in dance and choreography on Broadway and in film and were first started in 1982 by the late Fred Astaire and the late Douglas Watt. The 33rd Annual Fred and Adele Astaire Awards will be held on June 1 at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.See below for the full list of nominees.Best Female DancerAnnaleigh Ashford, You Can’t Take it With YouLeanne Cope, An American in ParisJill Paice, An American in ParisMegan Fairchild, On the TownErin Davie, Side ShowEmily Padgett, Side ShowXiaoChuan Xie, The King and IMelanie Moore, Finding NeverlandBest Male DancerRobert Fairchild, An American in ParisClyde Alves, On the TownTony Yazbeck, On the TownJay Armstrong Johnson, On the TownPhillip Attmore, On the Twentieth CenturyRick Faugno, On the Twentieth CenturyDrew King, On the Twentieth CenturyRichard Riaz Yoder, On the Twentieth CenturyChristian Borle, Something Rotten!Alex Sharp, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeBest ChoreographerChristopher Wheeldon, An American in ParisJoshua Bergasse, On the TownChristopher Gattelli, The King and IWarren Carlyle, On the Twentieth CenturyCasey Nicholaw, Something Rotten!Scott Graham & Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeSteven Hoggett, The Last ShipMia Michaels, Finding Neverlandlast_img read more

Prime Conditions.

first_imgIn most cases, the weather has helped Georgia farmers’ crops this year. But it’s also helped plant-threatening diseases thrive in many Georgia fields, says a University of Georgia expert.”It’s been one of those years where conditions that are good for crops have also been favorable for diseases,” said Bob Kemerait, a UGA Extension Service plant pathologist.Crops enjoy the weatherThough isolated sections of the state still struggled with dry weather, increased rainfall improved soil moisture in most sections and eased the state out of the drought of the past few years.As of Sept. 9, Georgia Agricultural Statistics Service reported that two of Georgia’s top row crops are enjoying the weather. About 89 percent of the cotton is in good to excellent condition, as is 95 percent of the peanut crop.Colquitt County farmer Randy Buckner said he’s much happier with his peanut and cotton crops. The part he didn’t irrigate looks as good as the part he did in many places. This means a sharp improvement in rainfall, he said.”Overall, we’re looking pretty good with the peanuts and cotton,” Buckner said. “I expect we’ll do pretty good on yields.”Diseases enjoy weather, tooRow crops like hot, humid weather and moist soil, something Georgia has had more of this year. In this condition, crops grow full, healthy plant canopies.Ironically, the environments under these canopies provide the perfect conditions for diseases to grow and infect the plant, Kemerait said.Early in the season, Fusarium wilt caused problems in a few cotton fields.”The fungus invades the roots and the lower stems and plugs up the plant’s vascular tissue, inhibiting the normal flow of water and nutrients in the plant,” Kemerait said.The biggest problem with cotton right now is rotting of bolls, the fruit that produces the lint.”I’ve been in fields where an entire bottom crop is lost,” Kemerait said.Wet weather, such as that brought on by tropical storms this season, came as bolls entered a critical growth stage. Thick plant growth, again, kept moisture and humidity levels high under canopies. This allowed rot to establish on the bolls and reduce yields, he said.Cooler, wetter conditions in June may be related to an unusually high number of outbreaks of Cylindrocladium black rot (CBR) in peanuts.This disease can destroy any part of the plant below the ground, Kemerait said. Historically, CBR has been of greater concern in peanut production areas north of Georgia, such as Virginia and North Carolina.”It’s been showing up in a lot of fields where it wasn’t expected,” he said. “Many growers who thought they didn’t have a problem have had a problem this season.”Using good management practices, Georgia farmers were able to fight many diseases that threatened their crops.But if the favorable weather continues, Kemerait said, farmers will have to stay on top of new and more cost-effective ways to handle the disease pressure that follows.Good yieldsOverall, the peanut and cotton crops should produce good yields, Kemerait said.Buckner agreed. Despite the disease pressure, he said, he’d take the increase in moisture any time.The GASS report forecast Georgia’s 2001 cotton crop to average 680 pounds of lint per harvested acre, or 89 pounds more than in 2000. Acreage expected to be harvested this fall is estimated at 1,490,000 acres, up 140,000 acres from last year.Yields across the Georgia peanut belt are expected to average 2,800 pounds per acre, compared with 2,700 for 2000. Harvested acres are expected to be 477,000, down from 492,000 in 2000.last_img read more

Euro 2020: UEFA has no plans to change format of delayed tournament | Football News

first_imgbobby Moore wembleyImage:Wembley is scheduled to host the final on June 11 The cities due to host matches are Amsterdam, Baku, Bilbao, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome and St Petersburg.England and Wales have already qualified for the finals, which start on June 11 next year and conclude with the semi-finals and final at Wembley.Northern Ireland and Scotland could yet join them with victory in their play-off matches which will be played later this month.The final is due to be played on July 11, 2021. – Advertisement – French newspaper Le Parisien reported earlier this week that installing Russia, which hosted the World Cup in 2018, as sole host for the finals was one option being considered by UEFA, with infection rates rising again across the continent.While UEFA has not ruled out changing the format, it said in a statement that it currently had no plans to do so.“UEFA intends to hold Euro 2020 in the format and the venues confirmed earlier this year and we are working closely with all host cities on preparations,” the statement read.- Advertisement – UEFA says it has no plans yet to change the format of Euro 2020 amid reports it is considering moving next summer’s tournament to Russia.European football’s governing body decided in March to postpone the tournament by 12 months due to the coronavirus pandemic, but has so far stood by the 12-city format it had originally devised.- Advertisement – “Given the uncertainties surrounding Covid – over which neither UEFA nor the local organising bodies have control – it is currently too early to say whether those games in June and July will have restrictions either on fans or even their staging.”The statement added: “UEFA’s efforts are currently focused on planning for a tournament in all 12 venues with fans.“Decisions that run counter to that plan could be made much nearer the time if necessary but there are presently no plans to change any venue.” – Advertisement –last_img read more

Mohamed Salah tests positive for Covid-19, Egyptian FA confirms | Football News

first_imgSky Sports brings you live updates as they happen. Get breaking sports news, analysis, exclusive interviews, replays and highlights.Sky Sports is your trusted source for breaking sports news headlines and live updates. Watch live coverage of your favourite sports: Football, F1, Boxing, Cricket, Golf, Tennis, Rugby League, Rugby Union, NFL, Darts, Netball and get the latest transfers news, results, scores and more.Visit or the Sky Sports App for all the breaking sports news headlines. You can receive push notifications from the Sky Sports app for the latest news from your favourite sports and you can also follow @SkySportsNews on Twitter to get the latest updates.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has tested positive for Covid-19, the Egyptian FA has confirmed.This is a breaking football news story that is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh this page for the latest updates.- Advertisement –last_img read more

‘Stop me if you need a doctor’: Yemen medic treats poor from his car

first_imgTopics : Hajj said he started giving free consultations via social media but then wanted to reach to those without access to such technology.”I thought about the poor and those in need on the streets who cannot get medical advice or don’t have the money for it,” he told AFP. Yemen is facing what the United Nations calls the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. A war between the government and Huthi rebels has killed tens of thousands and displaced four million people. Many Yemenis are afflicted by malnutrition and disease but the country’s healthcare system has all but collapsed, leaving it extremely vulnerable to the spread of the COVID-19 respiratory disease. In a war-ravaged country now battling coronavirus, one Yemeni doctor is dispensing medical advice from his car, gathering a large social media following along the way.”Stop me if you need a medical consultation,” reads a large sticker on the rear window of Sami Yahya al-Hajj’s four-wheel drive, alongside a cartoon figure of the bearded doctor wearing his square spectacles.As he offers diagnoses and prescriptions to the poor, the doctor’s phone chirps with messages and calls from patients who cough and splutter as they explain their ailments.center_img In the rebel-held capital of Sanaa, Hajj is flagged down by a man driving alongside his car.”My wife for the past week or two…” calls out the man, before Hajj asks him to pull over.  After a roadside consultation, Hajj prescribes a course of vitamins.”We doctors are on the frontlines of this current pandemic, and we must disseminate advice even outside medical facilities,” said Hajj, who has nearly 18,000 followers on Facebook.”We must safeguard and maintain the health of the poor, because their health is part of the whole community,” he said. Yemen’s government has officially recorded hundreds of coronavirus cases, including 112 deaths. But according to the United Nations, testing and reporting remain limited and it is likely that most areas in the country have been impacted. “Here is a Yemeni doctor treating the poor for free on the streets,” said one of Hajj’s supporters in a Facebook post hailing his “noble and beautiful” contribution.”I wish all Yemeni doctors would do the same in the current situation we are in.”last_img read more

Pennsylvania Commission on Latino Affairs Statement on Orlando Shooting

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter June 15, 2016 Latino Affairs,  Orlando,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Commission on Latino Affairs released the following statement on the shooting in Orlando:“At this time, the Pennsylvania Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs would like to extend our sympathy and united support to the victims of the Orlando massacre and the Latino LGBT community. We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of all faiths and sexual preferences as they are our close family members and friends. It is heartbreaking to know that these individuals were specifically targeted because they are gay Latinos, we cannot allow for that to be forgotten.“GACLA is committed to equal rights for all Latinos in the state of Pennsylvania as well as for the whole United States. During a time where discrimination is very present in our society against the Latino population, we will stand united and call on each one of us, as citizens, to spread the message of peace for all.“Again, our condolences go out to the families of those whose lives were senselessly taken away and pray for their strength as they must continue life without their loved ones.“If you would like to find out how you can help closer to home, please reach out Adriana Rivera, who also serves as a board member of the state’s largest queer Latino organization, GALAEI.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Pennsylvania Commission on Latino Affairs Statement on Orlando Shootinglast_img read more