Costa Coffee raises funds for communities

first_imgEvery penny of profit generated at Costa coffee stores on 14 June is to be donated to coffee-growing regions to help with the provision of school buildings, clean water and other facilities.The funds will be channelled through the Costa Foundation, which was set up in 2006 so the company could “give something back to the communities within the countries from which we source our coffee beans”.In 2007-08, the foundation is building and maintaining schools within four communities in Colombia, Ethiopia and Uganda. “This is already making a big difference in regions where children have a three-hour walk to school, or have no access to clean water,” the company said.last_img read more

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Village Bakery clinches North Wales Tesco deal

first_imgThe Village Bakery, based in Minera, near Wrexham, is to see nine of its lines stocked in 11 Tesco stores in North Wales, following a deal with the retailer.The lines on offer include white and brown bread, barm cakes, fruit scones and tea cakes, and the firm has said it hopes to expand on the nine-strong range in the future.Mark Grant, Tesco senior buying manager for Wales, said it was a great opportunity to get locally produced products into its stores, in response to customer demand. “We are going with white and brown barm cakes, tea cakes, fruit scones and, a couple of weeks later, we will have five different types of bread, three 800g loaves and two 400g loaves across white and brown.”Robin Jones, joint MD of the Village Bakery, said he was “over the moon” about the contract.last_img read more

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The Price is Right Live! rescheduled for Sept. 2021

first_img WhatsApp The Price is Right Live! rescheduled for Sept. 2021 IndianaLocalNews Google+ Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest (Photo Supplied/The Lerner Theatre) The Price is Right Live! has been rescheduled again.Out of abundance of caution, The Lerner Theatre has rescheduled the show to Friday, September 24, 2021.All current tickets will be honored on the new show date. Those with questions should contact The Lerner Box Office at (574) 293-4469.center_img TAGS2021coronavirusElkhartIndianalivepandemicrescheduledseptembershowthe lerner theatreThe Price is Right Pinterest Twitter Twitter By Brooklyne Beatty – December 14, 2020 0 335 Facebook Previous articleWNIT to air program featuring story of Elkhart woman imprisoned for supporting ISISNext articleMan arrested following suspicious apartment fire Monday Brooklyne Beattylast_img read more

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Fire at Romanian hospital treating virus patients kills 5

first_imgBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Authorities in Romania say a fire at a key hospital in Bucharest that also treats COVID-19 patients has killed at least five people. The fire broke out early on Friday on the ground floor of the hospital. The blaze forced the evacuation of more than 100 people. An unspecified number of people have been injured before firefighters put out the fire, according to Romanian emergency services. Hours later, charred balconies could be seen at the Matei Bals hospital where health authorities organized the start of the anti-virus vaccination in Romania. The Balkan country of some 19 million people so far has reported more than 700,000 cases and 18,000 deaths.last_img read more

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CVPS declares preferred stock dividend

first_imgOn October 31, 2011 the Central Vermont Public Service Corporation (NYSE: CV) Board of Directors approved the following resolution. RESOLVED: That out of the reserved and unrestricted retained earnings of the Company quarterly dividends on the Preferred Stock, $100 Par Value, of $1.03 per share on the 4.15% Dividend Series, $1.16 per share on the 4.65% Dividend Series, $1.19 per share on the 4.75% Dividend Series, and $1.34375 per share on the 5.375% Dividend Series, are hereby declared payable January 1, 2012 to stockholders of record at the close of business December 22, 2011. RUTLAND, VT–(Marketwire – October 31, 2011) -CVPSlast_img read more

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Inter-American Air Forces Academy Conference Share Common Issues With Partner Nations

first_imgBy Dialogo June 08, 2010 Top senior enlisted military leaders from 22 partner Latin American and Caribbean nations shared common issues and established personal lines of communication at an Inter-American Air Forces Academy conference May 17-22 on Lackland. It was the first conference specifically designed for those partner nation’s senior enlisted leaders to collectively discuss common enlisted issues and collect information about IAAFA and USAF education and training programs. “This is an historic event for IAAFA,” said Chief Master Sgt. Andres Alvarez, IAAFA superintendent. “The key was to bring them here so they could see what capabilities they have to use our school in developing their enlisted personnel.” Our USAF and IAAFA NCOs were spectacular in making this IAAFA historic international event happen particularly the organizers, supporters and briefers representing our nation. “It was important to not only share senior enlisted issues but also discuss common ground and what courses and programs we can support them with to strengthen our nations partnerships and capabilities.” The conference was a chance to develop personal partnerships, share common mission needs and facilitate mutual understanding, said Chief Alvarez. He added the focus was common themes shared as senior enlisted leaders, and exposure to enlisted development, education and training, and personnel development programs provided at IAAFA and 37TRW (BEAST, BMT and ALS) for USAF personnel. Chief Master Sgt. Harold Clark, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Command Chief Master Sergeant, said IAAFA’s ability to provide education and training to partner nations in the Air Forces Southern and Northern Commands is a top priority for theater engagement plans. “It is absolutely limitless of what we can do, but the overall objective is enhanced regional stability,” said Chief Clark. “We’ve found over the years if we work with each other, we’re stronger and regional stability is increased.” Chief Clark also said the formal and informal discussions will aid in the continued development of common ground templates for unified responses to natural disasters, countering narcotics trafficking and fighting narco-terrorism. Jamaican Force Sgt. Major Errol McKenzie hopes the conference becomes a yearly event and will serve to further enhance the region’s partnerships. “We can achieve and be successful only if we come together, work together, help and learn from each other; then we can be able to secure our nations,” he said. “I leave here having made friends for life.” Uruguay Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Raul Parapar said he discovered a common thread of issues by exchanging and sharing information with his counterparts, and picked up ideas on recruiting and teaching methods. “I’ll share the information and what I’ve learned with my colleagues so in the future the efforts will be synergized with everybody else,” he said through an interpreter. “We have never been to IAAFA before and it showed me the different capabilities (available) to our instructors.”last_img read more

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Jewish students at Binghamton University celebrate Shabbat online

first_imgStudents, coming together to remember we’re all in this together. “We’re alive because God wants us to be alive. We have a purpose. We wouldn’t be here if we didn’t have a purpose, that’s our belief. We’re here, we have a purpose to make this world a better place and we have to remember all the blessings we have,” said Slonim. “As far as the structure of the event, it’s taken on an entirely different dimension. Instead of being able to come together, about 2,000 people together in the Events Center, everyone is on their own,” said Rabbi Levi Slonim with the Binghamton Chabad Center. With the spread of COVID-19 and gatherings banned, religious leaders were forced to either cancel the event, or find a new way to host it. We spoke with religious leaders prior to the start of Shabbat, who say they have a solution to still celebrate as a community. VESTAL (WBNG) — Binghamton University’s Chabad Center is changing up their annual Shabbat dinner, which typically draws thousands of students. The Chabad Center also provided meals to more than 200 students still living on campus, so they could also celebrate in their homes. As a result, students are coming together virtually. A pre-Shabbat program, celebrating with music, dancing, prayer, and simply being together, even if it’s not in person. “We feel this is needed now more than ever perhaps, because we’re living in unprecedented times,” said Slonim. Organizers say Binghamton University holds the record for the largest student Shabbat dinner on any university campus.last_img read more

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‘Evolve and Change’: BCSO captain addresses police reform

first_imgThe captain emphasized a need for trust and respect between a community and its law enforcement, especially when addressing the need for changes to be made. TOWN OF DICKINSON (WBNG) — The Broome County Sheriff’s Office spoke on police reform Wednesday, a topic sweeping the nation. “We have to demonstrate to New York State that through our policies and procedures, and the way we handle everyday calls for service, that we’re being held to a higher standard,” she said. Recently Governor Andrew Cuomo has made a push for police reform across New York State, signing new legislation that will create more transparency and add requirements for police departments and sheriff’s office to go through. “[New York State is] tying the hands of law enforcement, leaving them impotent and (the police) have no power,” Newcomb said. “Ultimately how that’s going to result is anarchy in the streets.” “That’s not to say that there’s not room for change,” she said. “There’s always room for growth, there’s always ways to make things better.” However, Newcomb expressed concern over this legislation, and whether the Governor should’ve looked at policies a little closer.center_img Newcomb added the BCSO hasn’t had many occurrences of excessive force issues, and cited the rigorous accreditation process the office goes through. Captain Kate Newcomb has been with the office since 1992, but in 2020 she knows change is coming. But Newcomb understands that paper isn’t the end all, be all. “Nothing can remain static. We all have to evolve and change,” Newcomb said. The captain told 12 News Sheriff David Harder met briefly with Broome County Executive Jason Garnar to open a dialogue about police reform, and change that could be made in our area.last_img read more

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Bolivia reports first coronavirus death

first_imgMore than half the country’s confirmed cases have been in Santa Cruz, an eastern province where authorities said stay-at-home appeals have not been heeded.The country was under a national shutdown over the weekend, for the first time. From Monday to Friday, only one person per family is permitted to circulate to buy groceries or other supplies. Topics : A 78-year-old woman on Sunday became the first person to die of the new coronavirus in Bolivia, which has reported 81 confirmed cases, the government announced.Health Minister Anibal Cruz told reporters the woman, who was hospitalized in the department of Santa Cruz, had been in stable condition.”During the night she grew worse, and was transferred to intensive care. She died this morning,” he said.last_img read more

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Hong Kong could postpone election due to virus in blow for democracy camp

first_imgSome 600,000 people voted in unofficial primaries polls for the opposition in Hong Kong this month, sending a younger, more confrontational generation of pro-democracy politicians into the race for the legislature.One of them, prominent democracy activist Joshua Wong, said he would doubt the veracity of any coronavirus delay.”Using pandemic as an excuse to postpone the election is definitely a lie,” Wong said on Twitter.The Legislative Council, or Legco, election would be the first vote in the former British colony since the introduction of the national security legislation in the semiautonomous city. The law punishes what China broadly defines as secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison and sees mainland Chinese security agents operating officially in the city for the first time.Critics of the law say it erodes the freedoms Hong Kong was promised when it was handed back to China by Britain in 1997, while supporters say it would restore stability after a year of often-violent pro-democracy protests in the city.Britain’s foreign minister, Dominic Raab, told top Chinese diplomat Wang Yi that Britain would be watching the Hong Kong elections closely and stressed that China needed to rebuild trust in the global community, a British Foreign Office spokesman said on Tuesday.Under city laws, the government can postpone elections if the chief executive is of the opinion that the vote “is likely to be obstructed, disrupted, undermined or seriously affected by riot or open violence or any danger to public health or safety”.A new election date, not more than 14 days after the original date, must be announced immediately, according to election laws. But British colonial-era legislation gives the government sweeping powers in case of emergency or public danger.It is not clear if former members of the city assembly, whose terms have expired, could return to the legislature in the event of a postponement for a year.Hong Kong has reported about 3,000 coronavirus cases since January and more than 20 deaths – far lower than in other major cities around the world.But the government has warned of a new surge of infections in the community and has banned dining in restaurants and limited group gatherings to two people.Rival finance hub Singapore, which has had a larger coronavirus outbreak, held a general election this month.At least 68 countries and territories have delayed national or regional elections due to the coronavirus since February, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance said.At least 49 countries and territories have decided to hold national or subnational elections, it said.  Topics :center_img Hong Kong’s government could postpone by a year a vote for seats in the city’s legislature scheduled for Sept. 6 amid fears of a resurgence in novel coronavirus cases, public broadcaster RTHK reported on Wednesday.A postponement would be a blow for the opposition pro-democracy camp, which is aiming to win a historic majority in the city’s assembly given widespread resentment of Beijing’s imposition of a new security law widely criticized by Western countries as eroding citizens’ rights.The RTHK report cited unidentified sources and did not give any more details. The office of Chief Executive Carrie Lam and the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau did not immediately respond to a request for comment.last_img read more

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