French price pressures increase

first_img Tags: NULL French price pressures increase KCS-content Thursday 13 January 2011 7:49 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼center_img Inflation in France increased by half a per cent in December, compared to the previous month – above the expectations of economists. The rise took the annual rate to two per cent, provoking concerns over today’s Eurozone inflation figures. Yet French economy minister Christine Lagarde said: “I am not very worried,” despite some core elements of the measure increasing alongside rising energy prices. whatsapp Share More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndolast_img read more

Scots fail by playing Springbok games

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – NOVEMBER 17: Tim Visser of Scotland is tackled by Ruan Pienaar of South Africa during the International Match between Scotland and South Africa at Murrayfield Stadium on November 17, 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images) Lined-up: Scotland tried to play South Africa at their own brutish game, and came off second best in 21-10 lossBy Alan DymockSOMETHING WAS wrong. It did not sit right. Scotland were heading into a game off the back of a colossal All Black drubbing and they were…confident.While South Africa sent the walls shuddering, as they marched into Murrayfield, the fans in tartan were jovial, nay optimistic, and all at once setting themselves up for a fall. Somehow everyone believed that Scotland could take on a thundering herd of African hulks. And win.I wanted to believe. We all wanted to believe. However the problem was that the Scottish players also believed enough to charge forlornly into the muscular green mass, unaware of the violent, repellent thump waiting for them.So I sat there, taking notes as the brutal, naked aggression that unfolded. I flinched, but the pen kept going.The exercise was designed in a way that I could take the notes afterwards and argue with myself, asserting that the heat-of-the-moment observations were easily explained and even rectified.Here are some of those live thoughts:Route-one: Eben Etzebeth goes straight down the middle-Scotland caught between rushing in at runners, defensively, and sitting in behind rather than chasing kicks. Uncertainty over a kicking game with Pat Lambie is apparent.-There is a huge reliance on Richie Gray carrying in tough corners and this means he is off with a busted nut and Al Kellock is on. Dynamism needed from somewhere.-Ryan Grant is going from strength to strength.-Scotland doing nothing about the South Africans lying on the wrong side of the ruck.-Maybe a bit of disguise would be good, if Robinson was right saying that he would not arm wrestle with the Boks. So far a saddening lack of switches and more than two passes, in front or behind players. center_img -The penalty count is high on both sides, but Scotland are making life harder by guddling mud, rather than pulling out of rucks and realigning or even committing fully to making a big hit. The trust in the secondary tackler is not there because the opening exchanges have spooked everyone. This is demonstrated by offside penalties.-Huge respect for David Denton’s stubbornness. Carries ball even though some carries have previously been smashed. He really, really needs to learn how to handle a ball at the back of the scrum, though.-South Africa look more conditioned. They are prepared to sprint back in threes if there is even a sniff of a turnover kick.-Time for a defensive shift for Laidlaw, using Sean Lamont in the 10 channel?Hands off: Tim Visser tries to escape Pienaar-It took 48 minutes, and the introduction of Henry Pyrgos, but tempo and varied angles are the only way to play a team so brutish. He then gets the try because there was little time to wait. More disguise comes from this too. All of a sudden Greig Laidlaw has time and space to throw skip passes and links to Tim Visser and Stuart Hogg. -Conservatism leads to use of Denton and Lamont. Pace and adventure leads to Visser and Hogg.-The scrum has roared second-half and much of this comes down to teamwork. Perhaps as the tempo has been raised the SA forwards have drained. A lesson learned far too late. Rope-a-dope, but Scotland were the dopes in the opening half. -SA made double the tackles, but double the metres. That says a half like the first made Scotland too predictable and too weak in defence. One half poisoned the other.Forget the lecterns and the independent adjudicator. These observations cannot be explained away. Scotland played South Africa’s game for 50 minutes and only once they realised that barging into beefy Boks was a disastrous plan did they look like scoring.Verdict: Conservatism and uninspiring play has condemned Scotland to a knee-trembling World Cup draw.last_img read more

Biotech Approval Delays have Large Impact

first_img Biotech Approval Delays have Large Impact Previous articleUS Corn Farmers Face Strong Competition on The World MarketNext articleA New Normal For Antibiotics in Livestock Production Andy Eubank Home Indiana Agriculture News Biotech Approval Delays have Large Impact USB-Laura Foell on HATA new white paper shows the potential financial ramifications that delays in international approvals of new biotech traits could have on farmers.The research shows a three-year postponement in global approval of biotech-enhanced soybean traits any time within the next 10 years would cost 19 billion dollars for farmers and consumers.The paper was released during a meeting between Chinese governmental officials and soybean farmer-leaders from the U.S., Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay as part of a recent International Soy Growers Alliance mission to China.U.S. Soybean Export Council chair Laura Foell says the mission provided an opportunity for the world’s largest soy producers to show that resolving approval delays will benefit the entire supply chain.“So, as we were armed with information, we joined the farmers from the countries of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay to show that we have a united front because we represent more than 90% of the world’s soybean exports,” she said.For more information on the importance of biotech approvals, visit WWW.UNITEDSOYBEAN.ORG. SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – May 17, 2015 last_img read more

Release of Shakti Kumar Pun

first_img Organisation NepalAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts Security forces released Shakti Kumar Pun of the national daily Rajdhani on 12 January 2005.Although an official in Rukum district in western Nepal, Bambahadur Malla, asked him where he would be staying and ordered him not to leave town, the journalist returned to the Katmandu region and the head office of his newspaper.He told Reporters Without Borders that he still felt threatened both by the security forces and by Maoist rebels. He said that Malla had strongly advised him to give up journalism, but Pun said he was determined not to give way to the threats. “I will continue it despite all sorts of challenges”, he said. The rebels, who held him captive for three months between September and December 2004, refused to acknowledge his release.________________________________________________________07.01.2005Army challenged about the plight of journalist Shakti Kumar PunReporters Without Borders has called on the Nepalese Royal Army to come clean about the whereabouts of journalist Shakti Kumar Pun, of the national daily Rajdhani and to secure his release.Pun has been held since 13 December by police in Musikot in Rukum district in the west of the country and not in a military barracks in Pyuthan, as army spokesman Deepak Gurung has said.The worldwide press freedom organisation called on the army to explain reports given to the press and the management of his newspaper about Pun. The organisation is particularly concerned that the authorities have accused the journalist of collusion with Maoist rebels in what appears to be an act of revenge by a local official.Reporters Without Borders called on the army to get Pun released as quickly as possible. Five other journalists are currently being held in Nepal.Pun was kidnapped by a Maoist group on 13 September 2004 in Baphikot in Rukum district. Security forces “freed” him on 13 December. Military spokesman Deepak Gurung said recently that the journalist was being held in an army barracks in Pyuthan and that he would be released after investigation. He added that he could be brought back “at any time if necessary”.But Pun is in fact being held in the main police station in Musikot under an anti-terrorism law that allows suspects to be held for six months without trial. He is reportedly being held over accusations of collusion with the Maoists.The accusations were reportedly made by a local official, Chetprakash Upreti, in revenge for articles critical of him.Colleagues, who have managed to visit Pun, say police are treating him well and that he is in good health. RSF_en Help by sharing this information June 8, 2020 Find out more Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage January 25, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Release of Shakti Kumar Pun to go further Newscenter_img NepalAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Nepal News News Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story May 29, 2019 Find out more News May 17, 2019 Find out more Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Billlast_img read more

How young TikTok users are making their activism go viral

first_imgABCBY ASHAN SINGH, DEBORAH KIM, and ALLIE YANG, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — For almost a year now, Taylor Cassidy has been creating TikToks. However, her short, creatively edited videos have been so much more than viral dance challenges.One of Cassidy’s latest videos posted to her nearly two million followers is an explainer on “Blaxploitation.” In the video, which racked up nearly 400,000 views in one day, she teaches viewers that the genre emerged in the 1970s as films made by Black creators featured Black characters at the forefront. She also notes the characters often played into negative stereotypes.At 17 years old, Cassidy’s account has been verified on the social platform and her videos have amassed over 38 million likes.“Hundreds of thousands of people started coming to this little Black girl’s channel just to support her,” Cassidy told “Nightline.” “I still can’t fully fathom it, but I’m so thankful that I have an audience that I can educate and they want to be educated.”Cassidy quickly realized the platform’s potential as a megaphone for social issues.“I had started doing these little motivational pep talks on Instagram,” she said. “Whenever I was on TikTok, I was like, ‘I’m just going to see what happens and put it on here, too.’ And then people really loved it.”She’s covered a range of topics on her page, from figures in Black history to speaking out about the killing of Breonna Taylor to the history of the United States’ two-party system.One story she shared with her followers that really caught her attention was that of the Black American creator of the famous Playboy bunny costume.“I had found out about Zelda Wynn Valdés a few months prior,” Cassidy said. “I was really captivated that this Black woman created such an iconic costume. I was like, ‘I need to share this woman.’”Cassidy said it was especially important to make her voice heard during this time of reckoning for generations of racial inequality in the United States.“I think that the representation of Black creators on this app really proves how important this is, that we provide authentic information and real information so that people don’t mistake the Black Lives Matter movement as something that it’s not,” she said.TikTok, best known as a launch pad for chart-topping hits, eye-popping stunts and endless dance crazes, is now becoming a go-to space for young people itching to voice their opinions and enact change.Kudzi Chikumbu, the director of TikTok’s creator community, says the new role the app has taken on is an organic progression for the platform.“People have really been opened up to be able to express their authentic voice and things that they also care about … not just only having fun, but inspiring people, educating people, informing people,” Chikumbu told “Nightline.”On TikTok, the Black Lives Matter hashtag has racked up more than 17 billion views, pride hashtags have surpassed seven billion views and posts about safe quarantining have amassed more than 21 billion views.“TikTok is a place where teenagers go to post information about how to protest, where protests are happening, what’s happening on the ground,” Taylor Lorenz, a tech reporter for The New York Times, told “Nightline.” “TikTok is the real time news platform for Gen Z.”The platform is also a hotbed of political commentary, most notably from the conservative end of the political spectrum. Among the conservative voices is Cam Higby.“There was a period of time where I posted, like, just normal TikTok. I tried to be funny or whatever on my personal account, but it didn’t really work out,” he told “Nightline.” “But then I noticed I would start making like Trump-related videos or something, talking about what I agree with or disagree with. … They just were massively successful.”Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called TikTok a national security threat because it’s a Chinese-owned company. And White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said last week that a ban could come in “weeks, not months.”“I would be upset if it gets banned. I really don’t think it’s going to get banned,” Higby said. “I think there’s very little likelihood of it. But I would also understand why he’s doing it.”In a statement to “Nightline,” TikTok refuted the White House’s claim saying in a statement, “There’s a lot of misinformation about TikTok out there. TikTok has an American CEO … and a U.S. team that works diligently to develop a best-in-class security infrastructure. TikTok U.S. user data is stored in the U.S. and Singapore, with strict controls on employee access. These are the facts.”Both Higby and Cassidy find that TikTok is an important place for people to express their ideologies.“It’s better that people both on the right and left start getting into politics when they’re younger,” Higby said. “Because then by the time they’re an adult, maybe they’ll actually know what’s happening.”Still a minor and unable to vote in a presidential election until 2024, Cassidy uses the platform to amplify her voice.“If I can’t vote, I can influence others to vote for the candidate that best suits their beliefs and what can really improve our society,” she said. “If you can vote, you can help spark that change.”Cassidy also offered advice to other young activists.“If you’re going to go on TikTok to use your voice to make a change, make sure that your heart is in the right place to make [an] impact first,” she said. “That’s how you’re going to reach people. That’s how you’re going to make an impact.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. 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Letters

first_imgThis month’s lettersWho calls the shots? I was recently involved in an interview process with a company that wasrecruiting occupational health advisers. After an initial interview, a written exercise, teamwork activities and amedical, I was instructed to have a discussion with the group human resourcesrepresentative. This, I thought, would be an opportunity to ask about issues such asemployment benefits, conditions and requirements. Instead, I was interviewedagain – by human resources. One of the questions was: “How would youhandle a malingerer?” My shock and confusion at being asked this is still with me. Does the finaldecision on whether to offer a place of employment lie with the human resourcesdepartment? Do we need to have a business qualification? I have found this hard to comprehend. Is it the case that instead of workinghard towards occupational health degrees and diplomas it would be morebeneficial to do a business degree, perhaps doing a dissertation on explainingthe management of malingerers? Name and address withheld Good manners are not dead In reply to the letter asking “Are bad manners the norm?” (OHAugust), from an OH nurse who waited four weeks to find out whether they wouldbe offered a job, I would like to comment on the processes we have in place. We telephone the successful candidate and as soon as they have accepted thepost I personally call the unsuccessful applicants and give them theopportunity to get feedback from the interview process. I believe this is a useful exercise, not only because is it courteous tonotify people as soon as possible, but because the feedback helps unsuccessfulcandidates prepare for future interviews. I also feel that if unsuccessful candidates are notified in this manner, andthe preferred candidate eventually turns down the post, then there is still anopportunity to contact the runner-up. One final point: I would have thought that the unfortunate author of theletter should have received travel expenses. Jane Aston Senior occupational health adviser, Sandwell Healthcare NHS Trust LettersOn 1 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Influence of growth temperature on lipid and soluble carbohydrate synthesis by fungi isolated from fellfield soil in the maritime Antarctic

first_imgThe effects of growth temperature on soluble carbohydrate and lipid content of Humicola marvinii, Geomyces pannorum and Mortierella elongata isolated from the Antarctic (Signy Island; 60° 43′S, 45°38′W) were investigated. Each of these fungi responded differently to suboptimal growth temperatures. At low temperatures Humicola marvinii accumulated cryoprotective carbohydrates (trehalose intracellularly and glycerol extracellularly), whereas Geomyces pannorum responded by altering its lipid composition with increases in unsaturated lipid content and overall unsaturation index. In the case of Mortierella elongata, features that may influence its ability to grow at low temperatures included the absence of detectable ergosterol, the presence of stearidonic acid and increased amounts of intracellular trehalose when grown at lower temperatures. The relative importance of lipid and carbohydrate metabolism in adaptation to temperature stress in these fungi is discussed.last_img read more

Weather Updates: Fireworks and Bike Parade Set for Saturday

first_imgFireworks in Ocean City during the Gillian’s Wonderland Pier anniversary celebration in June.A rainy day and a distant hurricane combined to wash out the Fourth of July event schedule on Friday, but the fireworks and other activities have been rescheduled for Saturday, July 5.The fireworks will be launched from a barge anchored off Ninth Street. With Hurricane Arthur passing by Ocean City far out in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday, city officials decided to postpone the fireworks in case surf conditions made it unsafe for the fireworks crew on the water.As it turned out, Ocean City saw head-high waves through the afternoon, but strong local winds knocked down much of the surf from the fast-moving storm.The Gardens Civic Association Bike Parade has been rescheduled to 10 a.m. Saturday. The South Ocean City Improvement Association Bike Parade is cancelled. SOCIA made the announcement Friday morning. There will be no rain date.Ocean City schedule of events for Saturday, July 5, is as follows:FIREWORKS (Moved to Saturday, July 5)A 9:30 p.m. musical fireworks display will be fired from a barge at sea off the Ocean City Music Pier (between Eighth and Ninth streets). The show will be visible from the downtown blocks of the beach and boardwalk. The popular band Tidal Wave will entertain in front of the Music Pier from 7: 30 p.m. to approximately 8:45 p.m. The band will play again after the fireworks are over.KITE FESTIVAL, YO-YOs and HULA HOOPSA Kite Festival competition on the beach near the Ocean City Music Pier will be sponsored by Air Circus with registration at 6 p.m. Entry is free. Kite awards in various categories will be presented at 7:30 p.m. At 8 p.m., there will be a yo-yo demonstration and contest followed by a hula hoop competition at 8:30 p.m.Kite categories include Most Patriotic, Largest, Smallest, Highest Flying, Best Homemade, Best Stunt Flyer, Youngest Flyer and Oldest Flyer.BIKE PARADEGardens Civic Association (Moved to Saturday, July 5): The Gardens Civic Association’s Bike Parade also starts at 10 a.m. with registration 9 a.m. at the Longport Bridge parking lot. Entry is free.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more

Ocean City Prepares Funding for Beach Replenishment

first_imgBy DONALD WITTKOWSKIOcean City is expected to introduce a funding ordinance Thursday to pay for its share of a beach replenishment project that may include extra sand to help restore the shoreline following a coastal storm that pounded the resort with unusually high tides.City spokesman Doug Bergen said beaches along the entire length of the barrier island experienced erosion from the storm, which lingered about 200 miles offshore from Oct. 9 to the morning of Oct. 12. More than three days of destructive high tides and strong winds combined to damage the beaches and dunes in towns along the Jersey Shore.“Beaches across the length of Ocean City eroded in the gale earlier this month – as they do in all sustained coastal storm events,” Bergen said in an email. “The beaches in the blocks around Fifth Street are typically most vulnerable to erosion. The ocean breached the dune there.“The rock groin at 59th Street, which had been completely buried by the most recent replenishment project, is now fully exposed. Those two areas saw the most severe damage,” he continued.Coming at just the right time, Ocean City, Sea Isle City and Strathmere are part of a new U.S. Army Corps of Engineers beach replenishment project that will deposit a total of 2.4 million cubic yards of fresh sand along the eroded shoreline of all three towns starting this fall.A $32.5 million contract been awarded for the project. However, there are options built into the contract that could push the cost up to $41.3 million if surveys of the storm-damaged beaches show that even more sand is needed for replenishment.The Army Corp of Engineers and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will pay for most of the cost, but Ocean City, Sea Isle and Strathmere will also kick in a portion.Bergen said Ocean City’s share is expected to be around $1.6 million. However, the bond ordinance scheduled to be introduced Thursday by City Council will include $2 million in funding to make sure the city is covered if there is a cost increase with the beach replenishment project.“(Ocean City) Finance Director Frank Donato has been in touch with the state Department of Environmental Protection on cost estimates. Based on the recent storm, he will include money for extra beach (sand) and for an extra stockpile of sand to rebuild dunes,” Bergen said.City officials are discussing plans for an extra stockpile of sand to help rebuild the storm-damaged dunes.According to initial figures, Ocean City will receive 800,000 cubic yards of new sand to replenish the beaches in the north end of town from Seaview Road to 13th Street. Another 455,000 cubic yards of sand will help restore the beaches in the southern end from 49th to 59th streets.The project is scheduled to get underway this fall and be completed in time for the 2020 summer tourism season.A spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers said that even more sand may be added to the replenishment project once an analysis is done of the beaches and dunes in Ocean City, Sea Isle and Strathmere.Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, of Oak Brook, Ill., the contractor for the replenishment project, will conduct “pre-placement surveys” of the beaches prior to beginning the work to determine if the Army Corps of Engineers should consider the option for more sand.“We analyze that data that comes back from that (survey) and if it calls for additional sand, which certainly wouldn’t be surprising in this case, that’s where the options for the contract come in,” said Ed Voigt, a spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers.Options built into the contract could increase the cost of the beach replenishment project to $41.3 million, depending on the findings by Great Lakes. The hope is that there will be enough funding to pay for all of the sand that is needed to restore the beaches in all three towns.“If the funds are more than enough to cover the additional sand that is needed, then we pump all of the sand,” Voigt said. “If we can only do some of it, then we’ll use the options to assess what’s available and do the best we can.”Until those surveys are completed, it is impossible for the Army Corps of Engineers to say unequivocally whether the amount of sand will be increased, Voigt explained.“We can’t predict right now,” he said. “The options will certainly help. That’s all I can say. We won’t know until we get those pre-placement surveys and then go from there.”The storm sliced into the dunes, leaving cliff-like walls in some spots along the beach. Beach replenishment is critical for the shore’s tourism market. last_img read more

Auntie Anne’s targets 30 stores

first_imgAuntie Anne’s has said it will take its UK and Ireland store count to at least 30 by Christmas, following the opening of three new sites.The news comes as the pretzel food-to-go business has just opened its 22nd site in the UK, based at Queensgate Shopping Centre in Peterborough, creating nine new jobs.Auntie Anne’s has also recently opened sites in the Centrale Shopping Centre in Croydon in May, as well as another outlet in The Mall, Arndale Centre, in Luton.Robert Burton, managing director of UK & Ireland, said:  “It’s clear that like thousands in the UK and across the world new customers at these premium shopping centres are enjoying our fresh and tasty pretzels. With this latest opening we are proud to be in the very prestigious Queensgate Shopping Centre alongside many other premium retail brands, our fifth store in the UK with Hammerson, the landlord for Queensgate.”The company said initial sales in all three new stores were “outperforming all expectations”, as Auntie Anne’s plans to sell almost two million hand-rolled sweet and savoury pretzels over the next 12 months in the UK and Ireland.In the UK the business is owned and operated by Aylesbury firm Freshly Baked Limited. Currently, Auntie Anne’s has a total of 1,200 stores within its international estate.last_img read more