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Trans-fats fears set to cross the Atlantic?

first_imgThe sweet bakery industry in the US, as in the UK, is embroiled in the obesity debate and has had to develop healthier alternatives. One of the biggest health issues to arise in the US is trans-fats labelling regulation, which came into effect in January 2006. This requires US manufacturers to list trans fats separately on the Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP). The Food and Drug Administration’s ruling on trans fats is the first significant change to the NFP since the Nutritional, Labelling and Education Act (NLEA) regulations were finalised in 1993. The ruling on trans fats is part of a bigger labelling issue in the US. NLEA requirements mean that packaged foods now need to bear an NFP outlining product-specific information on serving size, calorie content and nutrient content. The label must also mark ‘percentage of daily allowance’ next to the quantities of fat, sodium, cholesterol, calorie, carbohydrate, sugar, dietary fibre, protein and vitamin/mineral outlined on the label. In the UK, the Food and Drink Federation is working with the government and other stakeholders to ensure the availability of clearer nutrition information under revised EU provisions. It is especially encouraging its members to provide Guideline Daily Amounts (GDAs) on packaging. But UK legislation is trailing behind the US and the trans-fats issue has not yet attracted the same level of attention here as in the US.Maggie Dagostino, marketing director at Dawn Foods, says it has taken note and started removing trans fats from its products and introducing healthier lines, mirroring developments across the Atlantic. “The US public is looking for healthy alternatives to fat- and salt-laden foods, which has pushed many companies to focus on this area of NPD,” she comments.Meanwhile, higher disposable incomes have triggered sales of premium bakery products in the US and according to the Simmons Market Research spring 2005 survey, 12% of the US population said they treat themselves to foods they know are not good for them. “Our recent research in the UK directly mirrors the findings of our colleagues in the US,” says Ms Dagostino. Coming soon? US trends1. Health in the US is focused on balanced nutrition and portion control – moderation is a key message looking forward2. Natural or organic is a key area as US consumers become more aware of the use of chemicals and artificial ingredients3. The Atkins diet is on the wane and attention has shifted to the glycaemic index (GI diet). US manufacturers can make health claims for a healthy heart, vitamin B and E, magnesium, iron and selenium and maintaining glucose level.last_img read more

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2020 Rhodes, Mitchell Scholars named

first_imgSix Harvard College seniors have been awarded 2020 Rhodes Scholarships and a senior and recent alum were named George J. Mitchell Scholars. The research interests of the eight range from imperialism and economics to criminal justice and theater direction.Harvard’s American Rhodes Scholars now number 375, and this year’s honorees will begin their studies at Oxford University in October. Mitchell winners will begin their graduate study at Queen’s University Belfast and The Lir Academy at Trinity College Dublin in September.,Kiran Hampton ’20Hometown: Great Falls, Va.Concentration: History and LiteratureAward: MitchellHampton was watching a European soccer match on Saturday, hoping for his phone to ring. “They said, ‘If you get it, we’ll call you. If you don’t get it, we’ll send you an email,” Hampton said. An email never came, but the call did. He sat with the good news a few hours before telling his mother and grandparents.“It’s just really humbling, and it makes one think about the structure of their lives,” said Hampton, a former Eliot House resident.Hampton spent much of his time at Harvard inside the booth at WHRB and later as its president (2018 to 2019), honing his leadership skills. He interned for the Democratic Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives and is currently a staff aide for a board member of the Fairfax County Public Schools.Hampton plans to study economics at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland next year. “This is an important way in which we help others,” he said, adding that he would like to look more into labor regulation, labor law, or financial regulations. When he returns to the U.S., he will study at Harvard Law School.,The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.last_img read more

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University breaks research funding record

first_imgNotre Dame has broken the University’s previous record of research funding raised in a fiscal year (FY) after receiving $138.1 million in research funding for FY 2017, according to a University press release Monday. The funds raised surpassed the record set in FY 2015 — $133.7 million — as well as the monthly record, with $27.6 million received in June alone.According to the release, the sources for the research awards include federal funding, which accounted for 57.8 percent; foundations or other sponsors, which provided 26.9 percent of the funding; and industry, which accounted for the final 15.3 percent.University president Fr. John Jenkins said the record-breaking amount is a reflection of the hard work of Notre Dame’s faculty.“Our scholarly, robust faculty can take pride in this milestone,” he said in the release. “It advances Notre Dame’s reputation as a national research university, and it represents a welcome infusion of spending in South Bend. Congratulations to Robert Bernhard, our vice president for research, and most of all to our talented and hardworking faculty for an achievement that is all the more remarkable in a time of government retrenchment.”Bernhard echoed Jenkins, as he said in the release that an increase in the number of proposals submitted this year contributed to the increase in funding.“This year’s success is tied directly to the dedication of our faculty who worked harder than ever in this difficult funding environment to compete for grants,” he said. “In fact, Notre Dame researchers submitted over 1,200 proposals this year, representing a 30 percent increase in proposal value since last year. I look forward to seeing many of these proposals — especially those that continue our important collaborative relationship with the city of South Bend, such as the Wireless Institute’s proposal for a city-scale platform for advanced wireless research — become actively funded research projects.”According to the release, the University remains committed to supporting this “collaborative relationship” with the local South Bend community through research funding, with 75 percent of such funding committed to local initiatives. Among beneficiaries of this funding is the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory in downtown South Bend, which received almost $7 million in research awards in FY 2017.The release said some of the largest research funding awards include more than $1 million from the U.S. Department of State to the new Keough School of Global Affairs for the Peace Accords Matrix, a $2.5 million award to the College of Science from the National Institutes of Health for continued support of VectorBase — a bioinformatics resource for invertebrate vectors of human pathogens — and a $1.6 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to the College of Arts and Letters for training Catholic thought leaders to engage in dialogue between science and religion.Tags: research fundinglast_img read more

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County Reports Progress In Restoring Clean Water To Mayville Residents

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Chautauqua County Health Department Public Health Technician, Casey Miller, collects water samples to test for PFNA from the sampling station located at the village of Mayville’s water storage tank. (Image by the Chautauqua County Health Department.)MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County Health officials say they are making progress in restoring clean water to Mayville residents. However, public health officials say the “do not drink” advisory issued last week remains in effect.They say a new water well was installed on Monday and is currently supplying the Village’s water system with clean water.The Village is now flushing the system and replacing the water in the storage tank. Officials say this will continue for the next few days. Soon residents will be instructed to flush their household plumbing once the water system flushing is complete.They say discolored, cloudy water, may be noticed as this occurs.The health department is reaching out to those with private wells to make sure their water is safe to drink.Until water is safe, the village continues daily distribution of bottled and bulk water to residents, businesses and the Chautauqua Lake Central School.There are several upcoming distribution events including Wednesday to Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Chautauqua Highway Building.Water is also available at the Tops parking lot Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.last_img read more

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Vermont Brewers win three medals at World Beer Cup

first_imgThe Brewers Association of Denver, CO has announced the winners of the World Beer Cup 2010, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding beers being produced in the world, and has singled out three Vermont breweries for excellence.The Alchemist Pub & Brewery of Waterbury received a Gold medal in the Gluten-Free Beer category for their Celia Saison.Harpoon Brewery of Windsor, VT and Boston, MA, was awarded the Silver medal in the American Style Wheat Beer with Yeast category for the flagship of their UFO brands, UFO Hefeweizen.Lawson s Finest Liquids of Warren, VT won a Bronze medal in the Specialty Beer category for Maple Tripple.Celia Saison A Belgian-inspired gluten free Saison made with sorghum, orange peel, coriander, and Amarillo hops ~ 5.4% a/vUFO Hefeweizen Is a cloudy golden color with a dense, frothy head, and the aroma has a faint but clear citrus-like character. UFO has a soft mouthfeel and a refreshing, light body.  The wheat malts and subtle hopping give the beer a mild, delicate flavor.Maple Tripple Is enticing, rich and complex, this creation defies easy description. Our ‘once-a-year beer’ is brewed only during sugaring season with 100% maple sap from Fayston, VT. No water added! Just barley, hops, and ale yeast. ~10.1% a/vThe World Beer Cup 2010 winners were selected by an international panel of 179 beer judges from 27 countries. An impressive field of 3,401 entries from 642 breweries in 44 countries made up the competition. More than 3,800 breweries in 100 countries were invited to compete.Source: Vermont Brewers Association. 4.11.2010last_img read more

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It’s imperative for family courts to communicate

first_img August 15, 2005 Assistant Editor Regular News It’s imperative for family courts to communicate It’s imperative for family courts to communicate ‘We’ve failed because our approach has been disjointed and fragmented. . . we don’t share information’ Melinda Melendez Assistant Editor For some Florida families, a unified court can mean the difference between life and death.According to the latest annual report of the Florida Child Abuse Death Review, of the 161 child deaths reviewed over the past five years, 92 children, or 57 percent, had five or more risk factors present at the time of the child’s death. If you ask Barry Krischer, state attorney for the 15th Circuit, some of these deaths may have been prevented through the utilization of a unified family court.“What all the numbers really mean is that we, and that includes the criminal justice system, family court, our juvenile court, DCF, among others, knew of these children, and despite as many as five risk factors, we failed these children and we allowed them to die,” said Krischer, who spoke at the Criminal Law Section luncheon at the Bar’s Annual Meeting. “That is unacceptable. We’ve failed because our approach has been disjointed and fragmented. And that occurs because we don’t share information.”The unified family court is an integrated approach to handling all cases involving families and children. In many cases a family with multiple problems is forced into a variety of courts. Under a unified family court structure, that family would have one judge preside over multiple issues affecting the family, instead of having to deal with issues singularly in family court, juvenile court, and criminal court.“The ‘one family, one court’ concept recognizes that there are a number of different ways into the court system that different members of the same family can utilize for different reasons, at different times. The end result is a disorganized system, one that fails to meet the need for a holistic approach, one that results in an inconsistent and often times contradictory order,” said Krischer.Krischer is certainly not alone in recognizing the need for a more cohesive family court structure, and the concept of a unified family court is not new. In 1991 the legislature’s Commission of Family Courts issued a report to develop guidelines for the establishment of a family law division within each circuit, and gave recommendations for organizational changes and for necessary support services. The Florida Supreme Court issued three opinions between 1991 and 2001 that stated the need for a family court system to provide better protection for children in court and resolution of family problems. In May 2001, a fourth and unanimous opinion was issued that cited 12 principles as a guide to implementing a model family court, including that cases with interrelated family issues should be consolidated or coordinated.For about four years, Pinellas County has operated a unified family court using aid from a federal grant that allowed it to utilize the necessary technology for identifying families. Pinellas serves as the model for other counties, including Palm Beach County (which comprises the 15th Circuit), which will begin to explore technology options this fall.Krischer is a strong advocate for adopting the unified court model.“Every aspect of that family and that child would go through one court. We have available to us the means and opportunity to save these children’s lives. Prosecutors, defense counsel, and family court attorneys need to identify these families and work together to preserve the future of the children living in these homes that are exposed to violence. We must work together with the courts, not against each other to decrease domestic violence and family dysfunction. We cannot hope to make our streets safer if we don’t make the effort to make our homes and children safe,” said Krischer.One of the major incentives to adopt a unified family court, according to Krischer, is because children who end up in juvenile court are often exposed to violence in the home, thus creating an overlap of issues for a single family in juvenile and criminal court.“The question we should be asking is, ‘How do we save these kids from a life of crime?’ If we solve that problem, we might find that the notion of treating children differently from adults, simply because they are children, is not so ridiculous. These children, growing up in violent homes, that we fail to recognize as victims today, become tomorrow’s abusers, the violent juveniles we prosecute in adult court,” said Krischer.Krischer, who has become somewhat notorious for bringing juveniles into adult court, suggests exploring the root of the problem instead of later dealing with the consequences.“The truth of the matter is the reason I rely so heavily on adult sanctions in adult court is because of the juvenile court’s shocking inability to impose meaningful penalties, and meaningful supervision. The one place I can deliver is in adult court. Why does it get that far? We need resources to change these kids’ behavior before they become the predators we so fear.“For every Nate Brazill, who shot and killed his teacher in front of a classroom full of students, who get all the attention, there are hundreds of other children around the state going through the juvenile court system. It’s the Brazills that get the legislature’s attention. But they respond by making the 10-20-life gun law apply to 15-year-olds. We can keep tinkering with the law; we can keep shipping children to adult court, but that does nothing to rescue the at-risk population before they become hardened criminals,” said Krischer.Another difficulty faced by courts and agencies in dealing with families is the often specialized services offered by child welfare and domestic violence programs. Often the programs have the facilities to deal with one form of family violence, but according to Krischer, few programs effectively address whole forms of violence when they occur together in the same family.“Courts regularly struggle with these issues individually, and out of the family context. Youth violence programs often fail to address the way that domestic violence impedes healthy development. That is yet another reason why model family court can incorporate innovative community collaborations between domestic violence agencies, child welfare agencies both public and private, the courts, school system, child protection teams, as well as health care providers, youth development organizations, and local churches. Each is integral in the resolution of cases in the model family court. Instead of five or seven courts making the same findings of fact and wasting limited judicial and community resources and trying to formulate a unique response to each family member, the model court treats the family as an organic whole,” said Krischer.Krischer closed his speech by underscoring the importance of moving to a unified court system as a matter of life and death for some kids and families.“We can wait for the next child to witness domestic violence or the next drive-by-shooting, and lock up those kids after the damage is done, or we can rescue them one child at a time through the effort of establishing a unified court,” said Krischer.last_img read more

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Top traits of technology leaders

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr While today’s technology leaders can adroitly deploy current and emerging technologies within their credit unions, other traits—such as passion, communication, and collaboration—are even more important to their long-term success.According to a panel of credit union leaders at the co-located 2019 CUNA Technology Council and Operations & Member Experience Council Conferences in Chicago, a combination of technology and business acumen will take technology leaders far in their careers.‘Be more of a leader and less of a subject matter expert’A passion to achieve and do more—someone who can advance things that add value. continue reading »center_img From left: Rudy Pereira, Sharon Moseley, Samantha Amburgey, and moderator Willis Chang.last_img read more

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Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock reveals key lesson learnt from Arsene Wenger

first_imgWillock was handed his first-team debut by Wenger (Picture: Getty Images)Joe Willock has opened up on the ‘surreal’ experience of playing under Arsene Wenger and how the iconic Arsenal manager taught him to express himself on the pitch.After rising through the academy, Wenger gave the midfielder his first-team debut in September 2017 and he hasn’t looked back since.This season, the 20-year-old has made 21 Premier League appearances and alongside fellow academy products Bukayo Saka, Eddie Nketiah and Reiss Nelson, Willock has established himself as a key figure in the senior squad.But, it was Wenger’s initial influence that allowed the youngster to shine and one key lesson from his former mentor sticks in his mind.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWillock told talkSPORT: ‘Growing up, Arsene Wenger was Arsenal. It was all I knew. He was part of the furniture.‘For me to grow up and play under him was a crazy feeling. It was surreal. He’s an amazing man.‘Arsene Wenger was a very laid back man but when he spoke, everyone listened. He was Arsene Wenger so everyone had to listen.‘He always taught me personally to play with freedom and enjoy myself. That’s one thing I can take from him.’ Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock reveals key lesson learnt from Arsene Wenger Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 23 Jun 2020 11:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link363Shares Wenger finally waved goodbye to Arsenal in 2018 after 22 years (Picture: Getty Images)After Wenger’s departure from the club in 2018, former winger Freddie Ljungberg joined as Under-23s manager and took Willock under his wing.‘Freddie was my Under-23s coach and came up to the first-team with me,’ Willock added.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘It was so convenient and good for me to have him by my side for the transition as well because he understands who I am and how I work and knows how to get the best out of me.‘To have him in the first-team as well is really good.’MORE: Former Arsenal and Chelsea star Nicolas Anelka names surprise choice as best manager he’s played underMORE: Arsenal star Matteo Guendouzi escapes ban despite grabbing Neal Maupay’s neckFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

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Axxis Geo Solutions Inks OBN Deal

first_imgAxxis Geo Solutions (AGS) has signed a global master service agreement covering marine services including ocean bottom nodal acquisition and other methods. In connection with this agreement AGS has received its first call-off for provision of services in the North Sea. The company expects to execute on the work program during 2019 or 2020 North Sea seasons.The deal pre-qualifies AGS for future marine contract work worldwide including Ocean Bottom Node (OBN) seismic.New contract awards from this undisclosed client will be under the agreement and will be given as call-offs.“This agreement is a testimony to our safe and efficient operational performance worldwide, and we believe that AGS will be in a position to efficiently respond to further invitations to tender for new contracts from this customer”, says Lee Parker, the CEO of AGS.“The customer in question is an important player in the international OBN market and we see this as a building block to a longer-term relationship. We see a growing interest in ocean bottom seismic acquisition services, and we are experiencing increased demand from oil and gas companies across the board. I am very excited about the prospects”, adds Parker.last_img read more

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Astaphan takes a swipe at Former Chief Justice’s Letter to the Editor

first_imgLocalNews Astaphan takes a swipe at Former Chief Justice’s Letter to the Editor by: – October 11, 2011 Share 19 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share Senior Counsel Anthony AstaphanSenior Council Anthony Astaphan has taken issue with a letter written to the Editor by Former Chief Justice Sir Brian Alleyne which was published in the Chronicle News Paper last week.Alleyne in this letter, indicted that it was ironic that Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Education Minister Petter St Jean sought protection from self-incrimination during their recently concluded election petition matters.But Astaphan explained that a significant part of the case had nothing to do with self incrimination.“I think the article is a perverted perspective of what actually transpired and a perverted perspective of the application of the principles of self incrimination, within the context of an election petition. He seems to have forgotten that the very same lawyer who represented the UWP in Dominica, made the same arguments successfully in order to keep the Prime Minister of Antigua Baldwin Spencer out of the matter there,” he said.According to Astaphan, “all that we did was to apply a small part of our case-a principle of law that is well established in our election law”.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Education Minister Petter St. Jean are standing trail that because they allegedly hold dual citizenship, their election should be void.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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