FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAllen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW ORLEANS) — The New Orleans Police Department issued an arrest warrant for Odell Beckham Jr. on Thursday, alleging the Cleveland Browns wide receiver committed “a simple battery” at the College Football Playoff National Championship. The allegation is a misdemeanor, a police spokeswoman confirmed to ABC News. Beckham’s alma mater, Louisiana State, beat Clemson 42-25 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Monday night. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund Written by January 16, 2020 /Sports News – National New Orleans police issue warrant for Odell Beckham Jr.
Christ Church JCR this week discussed a motion to amend a Standing Order in an attempt to require the Food Rep to support Fair Trade. To amend a Standing Order, there must be a two-thirds majority. The motion did not pass, with 11 votes for, 16 abstaining and 9 against.The discussion ‘Make the JCR Fairtrade compliant’ was held on Sunday at Christ Church JCR’s first general meeting of Trinity term. In order for Christ Church to retain their Fair Trade status, the college had asked the JCR committee to encourage Fairtrade in the JCR.According to the General Meeting Agenda issued before the meeting, this would involve putting on Fairtrade events such as Welfare Teas, the putting up of Fairtrade posters as well as coming up with some new ideas. The agenda also noted, ‘Previous Food Reps personally have not supported the idea of Fairtrade, and have therefore done little to help College in this aim.’The JCR made their stance clear in wishing to show their support for College in its aim to retain Fairtrade Status. The JCR offered to resolve the Standing Order referring to the duties of the Food Rep, proposing the modification, “Support the Steward’s position on Fairtrade and promote such a position in the JCR.”The motion, which failed to pass, comes after Michaelmas term’s JCR acceptance of Meat-Free Mondays.Fifth-year Engineer graduate student Diego Granziol told Cherwell, “I’d say it’s pretty typical of those in a position of privilege not to consider the human and environmental cost inherent in the supply chain.”It is thought that the reason the motion did not pass was because the JCR was unsure of the benefit that Fairtrade actually generates. Some students felt that they would prefer to give the money they would have spent on Fairtrade to a more efficient charity. Christ Church JCR and the Food Rep were approached by Cherwell but declined to comment.
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Food manufacturers should welcome the crackdown launched by the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) to stamp out exploitation of foreign workers, which will involve up to 30 raids across the UK, inter- national law firm Eversheds said last week.Eversheds partner Owen Warnock said the GLA’s Operation Ajax was probably the only realistic way of enforcing the law. “Most businesses in the food industry will welcome Operation Ajax, despite the disruption it may cause,” he said. “Food manufacturers, growers and gangmasters who obey the rules will welcome the removal of unfair competition from those who illegally undercut the minimum conditions.”He added that scandals about exploitation of workers can be very damaging to retailers and brand names “even though quite often the fault does not lie with them but with a dishonest or careless gangmaster company”.The GLA’s campaign is supported by the TUC. Deputy general secretary Frances O’Grady said at its launch last week that the TUC’s Commission on Vulnerable Employment had found two million workers in the UK faced “extreme exploitation”.
Tower redundancyRising fuel prices have forced Scottish craft firm Tower Bakery to make one of its bakers redundant for the first time in its 30-year history. While some firms have been forced to raise prices, the Perth-based chain said the fuel tax rise meant it had also put some production staff on a four-day week.Bako’s honorary headBako North Western has announced the recent retirement from the board of its longest-serving director, Derek Grimshaw. He had served on the board since 1983 and, in recognition of his long association with the business, has been appointed honorary president of the company and its management team.Call for cupcakesBakers on the south coast are being invited to a Cupcake Camp to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. To be held at The Lighthouse in Poole on 2 April, the event aims to get at least 1,000 donated; each cupcake will cost only £1 on the day, with all proceeds going to charity. Full details are on www.facebook.com/CupcakeCampBournemouth.Royal visit to schoolThe Artisan School of Food had a visit from the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, who were given a tour around the butchery and bakery training rooms at the school, based on the Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire, and unveiled a plaque to commemorate their visit.Closure for FitzbilliesCambridge cake shop Fitzbillies in Trumpington Street has gone out of business after 90 years in the city. Cambridge’s colleges traditionally used its cakes when catering for special occasions and some of the 25 staff had worked there for more than 30 years.
Nine out of 10 consumers expect food prices to rise in the year ahead and 29% intend to swap to discounters, new research has revealed.The IGD ShopperTrack, commissioned recently by the research group, also found that 16% intend to use more frozen food specialists.The news that more people intend to shop at discount retailers comes just after Lidl revealed plans to expand its own in-store bakeries (ISBs). The German retailer, with over 580 stores in the UK, has completed stage one of the project, installing ISBs in 75 stores in its north east sales region, bringing its total number of outlets with ISBs in the UK to 90.Joanne Denney-Finch, chief executive of IGD, commenting on the research, said: “The vast majority of shoppers believe that food inflation is set to increase over the next 12 months. They are not taking it lying down and are prepared to sacrifice some of their time by shopping around at different retail formats, from discounters to frozen food stores, to get the best deals.”The IGD study also found that shoppers with secondary school children are more likely to increase their use of grocery discounters; 39% of shoppers with children aged 11-18 vs 27% of those without children expect to increase their use of grocery discounters over the next year.
Poultry is playing an increasingly important role in feeding the planet’s growing population, which is expected to reach about 9 billion by 2050.Between 2000 and 2015, the amount of poultry consumed globally each year increased by 30 percent, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. As poultry production rises to meet this climbing demand, governments, development groups, farmers and businesspeople are seeking the expertise of University of Georgia poultry scientists.From addressing food safety in processing plants to improving nutrition, increasing energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, empowering small-scale farmers to produce eggs for local markets, and establishing state-of-the art poultry house systems and processing facilities, UGA’s poultry scientists are being called on to solve some of the world’s most pressing poultry problems.“Improved poultry science has resulted in improved production and production practices, benefitting domestic as well as international consumers — particularly those in lesser developed countries where an inexpensive source of animal protein is needed to reduce chronic malnutrition among children and pregnant women,” said Amrit Bart, director of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Office of Global Programs.To develop access to this low impact and resource efficient source of protein, the world comes to UGA for poultry training programs and expertise. With fewer scientists researching poultry production over the last two decades, UGA’s experts are more in demand than ever.“Our faculty are addressing pertinent issues (in poultry production) with dramatic (consequences),” said Todd Applegate, who took over as head of the Department of Poultry Science this month. “What I find interesting about the poultry science faculty at UGA is that they address very unique questions (compared to) their peers. They are in high demand.”At the end of this week, about 100 poultry professionals from around the world will travel to Athens, Georgia, to be part of the 2016 International Poultry Short Course, a five-day workshop that routinely draws attendees from the U.S., Mali, Germany, Pakistan, Malaysia, Brazil, Canada and more than a dozen other nations.The UGA Department of Poultry Science has hosted the Georgia International Poultry Short Course in January, in conjunction with the International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, for more than 25 years.“We have people attending who build poultry houses, make feed, work in genetic selection, develop vaccines and manage farms,” said Brian Fairchild, a professor of poultry science at UGA and an organizer of the short course. “With this course, they’re getting exposed to information concerning every part of poultry production, not just their area of expertise.”In addition to the short course, more than half of the poultry science department’s 20 full-time faculty members traveled internationally in 2015 to conduct trainings at agricultural universities and to work with members of the poultry industry or governmental agriculture agencies in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America.For instance, Professor Sammy Aggrey, an expert in pinpointing the genetic markers that help poultry breeders produce more disease-resistant, feed-efficient and heat-tolerant birds, traveled to several countries during 2015 to conduct trainings on breeding methods.Aggrey has pioneered the study of nutrigenomics in poultry. This is, essentially, the study of how a bird’s diet affects its gene expression. This work has made him internationally sought after.Other faculty members are working to help farmers improve poultry nutrition and housing practices to improve birds’ health and their profitability.Each year, the department’s poultry housing team of Fairchild, John Worley and Mike Czarick host international poultry ventilation workshops that attract attendees from around the world. Techniques they’ve mastered for keeping birds comfortable in Georgia’s sweltering summers and unpredictable winters have made their workshops the go-to trainings for poultry operators in the northern and southern hemispheres.“Our faculty members are developing cutting edge poultry technology and continue to attract global attention. Their work serves as an excellent example of one of the many ways we are reaching out to those beyond our own national boarders,” Bart said.For more information about the work being done at the UGA Department of Poultry Science, please visit poultry.uga.edu.
Cold, flu, bronchitis and other viruses have affected a number of Georgians this winter. It may be difficult to think about flu season when the outdoor temperatures remain at 70-plus degrees, but we are still in flu season and to avoid illness, proper precautions must be taken.University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offers a few tips to help beat the bugs this flu season.First, we must wash our hands. Most of us wash our hands, just not properly. Hands should be washed for 20 seconds with warm soap and water to effectively clean them. Also, contrary to what my children believe, sanitizer is not a replacement for hand-washing. Sanitizer can be used in the event that soap and water are not available, but soap and water are always the best choice for hand-washing.There are different levels of clean. Cleaning is the process of removing physical dirt. It does not remove germs, mold or other harmful bacteria that make us ill. Cleaning is generally done with soap or detergent and water. It is also the lowest level of clean. When someone has been ill in your home, you may want a higher level of clean.Sanitizing is the process of decreasing germs to levels at which illness does not occur. This process often involves the use of a sanitizing solution. Most of us use a bleach-and-water solution to achieve this level of clean. With bleach, remember that less is best.Traditionally, bleach is overused. To make a sanitizing solution, the Environmental Protection Agency recommends 1 teaspoon of bleach to 1 quart of water. To “go green,” you can also use vinegar or hydrogen peroxide to sanitize. The EPA suggests using half a cup of either hydrogen peroxide or vinegar in a spray bottle. To sanitize surfaces effectively, remember to clean the surface first, then apply the sanitizing solution. This may seem like a small step, but to get rid of bacteria and other pathogens that could potentially make us ill, it is essential. Disinfecting is the third and highest level of clean. My daughter had a 24-hour virus. To avoid spreading it to the entire family, I washed her bedding in hot water and used disinfectant wipes on doorknobs, remote controls, light switches, toilet handles and any other place I could think of that could potentially harbor illness-causing bacteria.Disinfecting properly, whether you use wipes, bleach-and-water solution or spray, is critical. According to the EPA, “To achieve the desired level of disinfection, the chemical in question must be applied at a certain concentration for a specified amount of time.”Remember, disinfecting is a two-step process. First, clean the surface. Second, allow the disinfectant dwell time, or the amount of time that a surface must be in contact with the disinfectant solution in order to kill harmful bacteria.In other words, spray or wipe the disinfectant solution onto a clean surface and allow it to sit. If you are using a chemical disinfectant, the instructions for dwell time should be on the package. Don’t forget to clean doorknobs, handles, light fixtures, tablet cases, keyboards and cell phones. They are notorious for harboring icky bacteria.
82-year-old Dale “Greybeard” Sanders became the oldest person to thru-hike the entire 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail after completing the trail in just over seven months. The previous age record was set by Lee Berry in 2004 when he completed the trail at age 81.The octogenarian is no stranger to adventure, having solo paddled the entire length of the Mississippi River at age 80—a journey that he dubbed Source to Sea and used to raise $23,000 for type 1 juvenile diabetes.He completed his thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail by tackling the footpath in a series of section hikes. He started at Springer Mountain in Georgia and continued to Harpers Ferry in West Virginia before relocating to Maine and setting off southbound.Throughout the course of his hike, he experienced setbacks that ranged from gnarly falls along the notoriously rocky New Hampshire section of the trail to a serious case of internal bleeding brought about by a ruptured hemorrhoid. The latter ultimately forced him off the trail and back home to Tennessee for medical treatment.“I lost my confidence,” he told Outside Magazine. “I almost didn’t come back.”But after a ten-day hiatus, Greybeard was back on the trail with Harpers Ferry on his mind, and on the morning of October 26, 2017, he made his dream of becoming the oldest person to complete a thru-hike of America’s most iconic wilderness trail a reality.When Greybeard arrived back at Harpers Ferry he was greeted by friends, family members, supporters and Appalachian Trail Conservancy officials.“I feel numb right now. It’s really a euphoric experience,” Sanders told Outside after completing the hike. “I’m just so thankful to the people who have helped me. I literally would not be here if it weren’t for all the people who encouraged me along the way.”
August 1, 2001 Regular News Persistence pays off in lawyer’s effort to assist poor families Persistence pays off in lawyer’s effort to assist poor familiesFor Orange Park attorney David A. King and for thousands of working, low-income families the third time was the charm.He succeeded this year in enacting a change to Florida laws that will save millions of dollars for low-income workers facing bankruptcy or other legal financial judgments.“I’m thrilled and relieved after two long and frustrating years [the 1999 and 2000 legislative sessions],” King said. David A. King The measure, SB 150, protects the federal earned income credit against most court judgments, including bankruptcy orders but not child or spousal support orders. King said Florida now joins the vast majority of states offering such protection. “To folks out there who receive it, it’s like a million dollars,” he said. “Typically, it’s a single mom. . . who has chosen to work. These folks are making, $6, $7, or $8 an hour and supporting two or three kids.” In most cases, King said, the family is making it financially when something unexpected, such as a medical emergency, leaves them deep in debt. Losing their earned income credit which he noted is only given to those who are working in a court proceeding is only making things worse. He became familiar with the problem through pro bono work representing legal aid clients.“You’ve got to admire these people. They have a tough life, and when you take this away from them, it’s like kicking them when they’re down,” King said. He noted other government benefits, such as welfare or food stamps, are already exempt from court judgments.Figures show that for 1998 (the latest available), an estimated 7,325 Floridians lost their EIC to a bankruptcy or other court proceeding, and the average EIC in Florida was $1,611. Using those numbers, the new law will put more than $11 million annually into the pockets of working Floridians.King said he spent the first year of his campaign drafting and redrafting legislation to meet the concerns of all interested parties. Last year, he saw the bill unanimously clear the House, but die on the floor of the Senate in the last minute crush of legislation.This year it passed unanimously in the Senate and with only one dissent in the House, King said. He said the smooth sailing was due to the efforts of several legislators, particularly Rep. Mike Hogan, R-Jacksonville, who sponsored the House version of the bill, and Sen. Jim Horne, R-Orange Park, who sponsored the Senate version. It was signed by the governor on June 1.Although he was concerned creditors’ interests might organize to oppose the bill, that never happened.“Everyone agreed this was the right thing to do,” King said, adding the bill was also endorsed by the Bar’s Business Law Section.“It’s a safety net kind of thing. This is the one program that’s not a giveaway program. This is the kind of a program that you would want to encourage,” he said. “These people are working. That’s the only way they can get it.”This is actually King’s second venture into the legislative arena. He was also successful several years ago in exempting the document stamp levy on deeds transferred between divorcing spouses.In that case, King said doc stamps were intended to tax a transfer of property ownership after a sale, but that didn’t really apply to a divorce where property was being settled and not sold. He said the main problem was the house usually went to the custodial spouse who was hit with a several hundred dollar doc stamp bill at the time his or her income was usually cut because of the divorce.That effort took four years.And just in case you think it would be nice to enlist King in your next legislative effort, don’t bother.“My wife has made me promise I’m not going to do this anymore,” he said with a laugh, “because we made too many trips to Tallahassee.”