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Lawsuit Over Pork Slogan Continues This Summer

first_img The legal battle over the slogan “The Other White Meat” may get going again this summer in the courts. The National Pork Producers Council will continue to fight for a slogan that has gained 300 percent in value and is widely recognized across the U.S. A report says the concern is growing that all checkoff programs could be in trouble because of the threat of lawsuits. The National Pork Board purchased the trademark from the NPPC in 2006. In 2012, the Humane Society of the U.S., Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, and an Iowa pork producer accused the Pork Board of opposing Humane Society efforts to legislate mandatory humane animal treatment. They called Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack’s approval of the sale and annual payments to the NPPC as an “abuse of discretion.” Both sides in the suit filed a proposed schedule of court hearing for this summer as well as a motion for summary judgment in August. Based on court documents, it does look like this will continue into 2017.Source: NAFB News Service By Hoosier Ag Today – Jun 15, 2016 Lawsuit Over Pork Slogan Continues This Summer SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Lawsuit Over Pork Slogan Continues This Summer Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleNutrientStar Among Updates for Indy 4R Summit Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

TV satirist’s arrest, increase in attacks on journalists

first_img Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Organisation News April 2, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV satirist’s arrest, increase in attacks on journalists News Read in Arabic (بالعربية)Reporters Without Borders roundly condemns last weekend’s interrogation of Bassem Youssef, a popular presenter and satirist on Egypt’s CBC television, who is accused of insulting President Morsi and offending Islam. The media freedom organization is also very worried by an increase in cases of physical violence against journalists, which follows months of many judicial proceedings against media personnel. Reporters Without Borders condemns all these abuses and urges the authorities to take measures designed to guarantee the safety of journalists and enable them to work freely.According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, at least 14 media personnel were attacked and some were injured while covering anti-government protests outside the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Cairo district of Moqattam on 16 and 17 March. Most of the attackers, who were armed with sticks and knives, were identified by the victims as Muslim Brotherhood supporters, who had arrived in large numbers in order to confront the protesters. Some of the journalists were attacked by police officers.Media City, the Cairo suburb where the main independent TV stations are based, was besieged on 24 and 25 March by Islamists protesting against “biased” media coverage of protests outside the Muslim Brotherhood’s headquarters on 22 March. This was the second time that Islamist protesters have overrun Media City. The first was on 17 December 2012. Hundreds of demonstrators blocked the entrances to Media City on 24 March, denying access to journalists and TV studio guests and often using violence. Some of the protesters broke the windows of journalists’ vehicles in order to enter the vehicles and harass their occupants. Protesters also entered Media City and chanted slogans threatening journalists and accusing them of insulting President Morsi.Interior minister Mohamed Ibrahim went to Media City on the evening of 24 March and asked the activists to call off the protest. But the siege resumed on 25 March and continued throughout the day until the authorities sent police reinforcements. The demonstrators finally lifted their siege in the evening, but promised to continue protesting against the Egyptian media. Prime Minister Hisham Qandil’s office issued a statement condemning the use of violence.These incidents have come at a time of great tension. Dozens of people attacked and ransacked the premises of the independent newspaper Al-Watan on 9 March and then set it on fire. A member of the newspaper’s staff said the attackers may have been Islamist extremists, but this has not been confirmed.Increase in judicial proceedingsThe increase in violence has been paralleled by an increase in judicial proceedings against journalists and news media. The warrant for the arrest of Bassem Youssef, the host of CBC’s satirical programme “El-Bernameg,” has highlighted the decline in freedom of information, which was one of the Egyptian people’s demands during the 2011 revolution. In response to the warrant, Youssef went to the prosecutor-general’s office on 31 March accompanied by a crowd of supporters, and was released on bail of 15,000 Egyptian pounds (1,700 euros) after being questioned for five hours. The prosecutor-general accuses him of insulting and mocking President Morsi on his programme. He is also accused of offending Islam. An additional complaint was brought against him yesterday accusing him of spreading rumours and false information, and disturbing public order. Shayma Abu El-Kir, a journalist who is the Committee to Protect Journalist’s Middle East consultant, is meanwhile being investigated for defending Youssef during an interview.In the past few days, the prosecutor-general has also ordered that three other reporters and current affairs programme hosts – Lamis Al-Hadidi, Amr Adib and Youssef Al-Husseini – should be investigated for “inciting chaos.”“We call for the withdrawal of the proceedings against Bassem Youssef and an end to all the investigations of journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We also deplore the constant increase in the number of complaints against journalists, which has shot up since Mohamed Morsi became president. The authorities must finally put a stop to their policy of intimidating the news media.” News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information News Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Related documents 130402_cp_bassem_youssef_ar-2.pdfPDF – 298.71 KB Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Follow the news on Egypt to go further February 6, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa February 1, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Receive email alerts January 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

NAACP Pasadena Invites Pasadena Community To COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall for Health, Safety, and Economic Impact

first_img Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy L-R: Chief John Perez, Dr. Ying-Ying Goh and Mark JomskyNAACP Pasadena Executive Board invites the Pasadena community to a virtual town hall focus on COVID-19 pandemic discussion public health, safety, and economic impact.Speakers for the town hall include Dr. Ying-Ying Goh from the Pasadena Public Health Department, Chief John Perez from the Pasadena Police Department, Mark Jomsky City Clerk of the City of Pasadena, and Ishmael Trone of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce.“COVID-19 has exposed the gaps dividing all of us, more so People-Of-Color (POC) Not just in social isolation, but the rights to live equally in the pursuit of quality health, safety, and economic endurance,” says Allen Edson, President of NAACP Pasadena.The COVID-19 town hall will take place on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.Click here to view flyer.Please email the NAACP Pasadena Branch at [email protected] for more information and access to this virtual event. Community News NAACP Pasadena Invites Pasadena Community To COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall for Health, Safety, and Economic Impact STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, May 22, 2020 | 11:45 am STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Top of the News center_img More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty 19 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

El Paso shooting victim’s funeral to be held at larger site after husband’s FB invitation

first_imgdragana991/iStock(EL PASO, Texas) — The funeral of El Paso, Texas shooting victim Margie Reckard is relocating to a larger venue after her husband’s request for the city’s attendance received an overwhelming response.Reckard was an employee of the Walmart where she and 21 others were killed and more than two dozen were injured when a gunman opened fire on Aug. 3.Services for Reckard will still be held, as originally scheduled, on Friday, but will be held at La Paz Faith Memorial and Spiritual Center in El Paso, Texas.La Pez is a facility owned by Perches Funeral Homes, which is is donating the funeral costs to Antonio Basco, Reckard’s husband, at no cost.Since Basco apparently has no family living nearby, Perches posted Basco’s story on Facebook, where it was shared 14,000 times.“He welcomes anyone to attend his wife’s services,” Perches captioned in the post. “Let’s show him & his wife some El Paso love.”Basco has not yet responded to ABC News’ Good Morning America’s request for an interview.Reckard’s services were originally to be held in a chapel that seats 250 people, but Perches had “more than 250 calls” from well-wishers all over the country. That’s when staff decided to move the event, Harrison Johnson, director of the funeral home, told GMA Thursday.“I’ve done high-profile funerals in my career and I’ve never seen anything like this — for a normal, everyday person to have an outpouring of support to attend their funeral,” Johnson added. “I think it’s attributed to Mr. Antonio, to [people] not wanting him to be alone.”Reckard was married to Antonio Basco for 22 years. Johnson said Reckard had one son and was a grandmother.In addition to her job at Walmart, she would often help Basco handle business for his mobile car wash service.Johnson has been working with Basco to set up Reckard’s services. He told GMA that Basco is stunned by the community support.“Every time I speak with him he just cries. He just says he’s so lonesome without her,” Johnson said. “She was his companion and soulmate.”Johnson said strangers from as far away as California have expressed interest in attending Reckard’s service on Aug. 16. He expects there to be a full turnout at the new location, which seats 500.Johnson said Basco will be seated in front at La Paz Faith during Reckard’s services.“We’re trying to make this the most pleasant and loving experience that Mr. Antonio could have [during his] last few hours with his wife,” Johnson said.Veronica Escobar, U.S. Representative for Texas’s 16th congressional district, tweeted Wednesday in regards to Reckard’s funeral, writing, “Because of our beautiful community’s overwhelming response, Ms. Reckard’s services have to be moved to a larger venue.”“Her husband will receive a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in her honor,” Escobar added.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Russian Navy to Get About USD 176.82 Billion for Modernization

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Russian Navy to Get About USD 176.82 Billion for Modernization View post tag: Naval Russian Navy to Get About USD 176.82 Billion for Modernization View post tag: get Equipment & technology View post tag: USD View post tag: about March 23, 2011 Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: Modernization View post tag: News by topic View post tag: billion View post tag: Navy It is planned to appropriate about RUR 5 trillions for modernization of Russian Navy, said Vice Premier Sergei Ivanov at the press conferenc…(rusnavy)[mappress]Source: rusnavyMarch 23, 2011; View post tag: 176.67 View post tag: Russianlast_img read more

New Energy Sparked into Roberts Park Plan

first_imgTyrone MorrisWeb ProducerMore Posts – WebsiteFollow Me:TwitterFacebook FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare JANUARY 24TH, 2018  TYRONE MORRIS EVANSVILLE, INDIANA There is renewed interest in creating a 30-acre park and green space on the vacant space where Roberts Park once sat. The Director of Headwaters Park Geoff Paddock spoke about the development of the park to the public and local leaders.Paddock took interest in the park in hopes of creating a destination park just like the one in Fort Wayne.“What we did in Fort Wayne was to address a couple of things, flood control was important having a downtown festival center, and ice skating rink and also have something that’s self-supporting,” says Paddock.Several attempts to use city money to fund the park have been rebuffed in the past. Creating a nonprofit to raise funds continues to work for Headwaters Park and may work for Evansville too.last_img read more

EDITORIAL: THE TIME HAS FINALLY ARRIVED FOR 2014 BUDGETS RESULTS TO BE MADE PUBLIC

first_imgMAYORMAYOR IT’S TIME FOR 2014 AUDITS RESULTS TO BE MADE PUBLICThe time has finally come to see the State Board of Accounts audit of the City’s books for the year of 2014. We have been informed that the Mayor received the results of the audit a couple of days ago and the SBOA will release it to the pubic at some point this week.  The City-County Observer will provide a link to the audit  available shortly after its release. It appears that Paul Joyce, the SBOA director, has given Mayor Winnecke a little time to review the facts of the audit so his in-house spin doctors can polish and sugar-coat the findings about the state of our finances before dispensing it to the public for consumption.The City-County Observer will be sharing our analysis of the audit with our readers over the days and weeks to come, as our limited resources allow us to fully examine the findings. When made public we invite our many readers to share their thoughts on the findings, especially in their special areas of expertise. It would seem to us that the mainstream media, with its considerable wherewithal, should be anxious to delve into the facts of the long overdue audit, but there is no reason at this time to believe that will happen.The SBOA auditor’s findings concerning the allegations, made by former City Councilman and CPA John Friend, of unaccounted-for funds amounting to six (6) million dollars are of special interest. We will finally know whether Councilman Friend was right about the missing funds, or if City Controller Russ Lloyd was right in his vehement denial of the existence of any discrepancies. Mayor Winnecke and his Chief Deputy, Steve Shaffer, have strongly defended the stance of the Controller and displayed scorn for the opinion of Mr. Friend. We hear that this delicate subject may be dealt with very discreetly in a special supplement to the SBOA’s findings.If Mr. Friend is wrong about this issue he should publicly apologie to all involved for his unfounded assumptions concerning this issue.We believe that if it turns out that Councilman Friend was correct in his statement that there is a deficit of six (6) million dollars in the finances of this city, that the Mayor should call a news conference and apologize to the voters. He should not tell us he “misspoke” nor that he was “ill-informed.” He should tell the truth about what he and his minions did to cover up this issue. We strongly suggest that the same press conference should include an announcement that he accepted the resignation of his City Controller ,Russell Lloyd. Jr.   Stay tuned. Things are about to get interesting.FOOTNOTES: Our next “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Friday?Please take time and read our newest feature article entitled “HOT JOBS”. Jobs posted in this section are from Evansville proper.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] “Readers Poll” question is: Do you believe that GAY RIGHTS are CIVIL RIGHTS?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

BB75 Lunch 2013

first_imgDawn Foods, Epos Group, Mariani Packaging, Rank Hovis, Redblack software, Unox, Wrigley. Category Sponsor – Craft Bakers: MacphieCategory Sponsor – Sandwich Retailers: Mission Foods Wednesday 27th February 2013British Baker, the UK’s only fully requested and paid-for baking industry magazine, has published the BB Top 75 since 2007 providing its readers with a league table of companies in the business of retailing baked goods, these could be pure retail, eat in or food to go. This data is unique, regarded as the annual authoritative report and is referenced across the year by both the bakery sector and key media. It is used internally by the top 75 companies and is highly regarded and sought after.Event format•    February 27th 2013•    100 to 150 senior directors from the top 75 retailers•    Networking lunch at Avenue, St James, London •    The event will also include presentations from Rob Hunt, joint managing director of Krispy Kreme UK,      and Paul Flatters, a managing partner at the Trajectory Partnership.For sponsorship enquiries, please contact:Helen ChaterTel: +44 (0)1293 846571e mail: [email protected] you are looking to book accommodation for the night of the lunch please visit ourhotel reservations website. center_img Sponsors:last_img read more

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie named Class Day speaker

first_imgAcclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been selected by the Harvard College Class of 2018 to address the graduating seniors as part of the annual Class Day celebration on May 23, the day before Harvard’s 367th Commencement.“We are honored to welcome Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as our Class Day speaker,” said First Marshal Berkeley Brown ’18, co-chair of the speaker selection committee. “Her eloquence and perspective as a writer and public speaker have inspired audiences to look beyond stereotypes and social norms to recognize our common humanity.”A Nigerian-born writer whose work has been translated into more than 30 languages, Adichie is the author of the novels “Purple Hibiscus,” which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award; “Half of a Yellow Sun,” which won the Orange Prize; and “Americanah,” a 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award winner, which she finalized during a fellowship year at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Her most recent book, “Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions,” was published in March 2017.A compelling storyteller and influential cultural critic, Adichie has delivered two landmark TED talks: “The Danger of a Single Story” in 2009, and her 2012 TEDxEuston talk “We Should All Be Feminists,” which started a worldwide conversation about feminism and was published as a book in 2014.“In her captivating TED talks, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie urges us to better understand one another’s stories and to plan for ‘a world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves.’ This is a powerful message for our class to hear as we reflect on our time at Harvard and prepare to write the next chapter of our stories,” said Jerry Nelluvelil, co-chair of the speaker selection committee.Adichie is also the co-founder of Farafina Trust, a Nigerian nonprofit that promotes reading, writing, social introspection, and engagement with society through the literary arts.The Harvard College Senior Class Committee has invited a guest speaker for Class Day since 1968. Prior to that, the honor was given to University affiliates, such as deans, faculty, or classmates. The first invited guest was Martin Luther King Jr., who accepted the invitation shortly before his assassination. His widow, Coretta Scott King, delivered the speech in his absence and also became the first woman to give a Class Day address at Harvard. Since that time, speakers have spanned fields including politics, social activism, journalism, film, comedy, and more.In addition to Adichie’s address, Class Day includes award presentations and student orations. All of the events will take place in Tercentenary Theatre in Harvard Yard beginning at 2 p.m. and will be streamed live online.last_img read more

Media grapples with how to cover Trump after White House

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Two weeks into his post-presidency, Donald Trump has managed the counter-intuitive trick of dominating the news despite being nearly silent publicly. Trump has kept a norm-breaking hold on the public’s attention despite a tradition of former presidents essentially falling off the radar upon their successor’s inauguration, and despite the shutdown of his favored means of communication on Twitter. A measurement of news page views online shows Trump had more than double the attention of President Joe Biden on most days in January — before and after Biden’s inauguration. With an unprecedented second impeachment trial to begin, that’s not likely to end anytime soon.last_img read more