Home News Feed Indiana Ag “POP”ular at International Food Show Facebook Twitter Previous articleOil Futures Log First Gain in Three SessionsNext articleIndiana Ag Law Group Offers Big Data Seminar Gary Truitt SHARE Indiana Ag “POP”ular at International Food Show By Gary Truitt – Jun 26, 2014 Facebook Twitter Currently, US pork is at the center of trade negotiations. While this is an issue well beyond the scope of the trade mission, Ellspermann said the topic was discussed, “We are talking about pork where we can and learning about some of the challenges they are facing on the issue.” The Lt. Governors from Washington and Missouri also attended the food show this week. The trade mission concludes this weekend; HAT coverage is made possible by Farm Credit Services of Mid America. SHARE One of the largest international food shows in Asia is underway in Taiwan, and Indiana is the star of the show. Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann participated in the official opening of the show in Taipei, and she said the smell of Indiana popcorn is drawing big crowds to the Hoosier exhibit, “There are over 1500 exhibitors here. Indiana is part of the USA pavilion. We have been highlighting our Indiana popcorn along with other Indiana ag products.” She said interest in what Indiana has to offer has been strong. Indiana Ag “POP”ular at International Food Show Ellspermann signed several memorandums of understanding with Taiwan involving Indiana hardwood products and soybean oil. She said there is a great deal of appreation in Taiwan for the quality of US soybeans. In an interview with HAT from Taipei, Ellspermann said there are other market opportunities for Indiana agriculture in Asia, “I think there is a real opportunity for dairy products, including powered milk, cheese, and ice cream.” Ellspermann said many young people in Asia have grown up on pizza and have thus acquired a taste for cheese. She added that there was also a great deal of interest in ice cream, “Many people were impressed to learn that Indiana is No. 2 in the US in the production of ice cream.”
News November 15, 2019 As online harassment trial opens in France, RSF proposes tougher legislation FranceEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsProtecting sources WomenImpunityInternetCitizen-journalistsJudicial harassmentViolence June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has registered as an interested civil party in the trial ofone of the persons who harassed French freelance journalist Julie Hainaut online. Thiscase and the weakness of the French judicial system’s response to cyber-harassment havehighlighted the need to reinforce France’s law on online hate, for which RSF has specificproposals. Follow the news on France Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU May 10, 2021 Find out more Submitted by the parliamentarian Laetitia Avia, a bill “aiming to combat hate-filled content on the Internet” was adopted by the national assembly on 9 July and is due to be examined by the senate in December. It aims above all to make online platforms much more accountable and proposes several mechanisms for giving their users better protection against online hate and harassment. June 4, 2021 Find out more Ranked 32nd out of 180 countries in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index, France should ensure that this person is tried and convicted. Hainaut filed five complaints in all, but the police investigators do not seem to have taken impact of the threats on her very seriously and she was never questioned by either them or the judges to whom the case was referred. It was only after the fifth complaint, filed in April 2019, that the police registered the case as “cyber-harassment.” But this complaint was also closed without further action. The scant attention paid by the police who took Hainaut’s complaints and the lack of energy with which her complaints were investigated demonstrate the need to inform, educate and train the police and judges who handle such cases. to go further Julie Hainaut / Credit May Lopez “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News Because it regards the imminent trial as a first step towards justice, RSF has registered as an interested party along with the National Union of Journalists (SNJ). The defendant is the person who shared the first insulting post about Hainaut on Facebook and who must be held to account for the comments he shared. FranceEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsProtecting sources WomenImpunityInternetCitizen-journalistsJudicial harassmentViolence He has nonetheless been convicted several times in France on charges that include inciting racial hatred. He is currently the subject of a wanted notice and an Interpol red notice, but no request for his arrest has been sent to Tokyo. Organisation However, the person who started the campaign against Hainaut, an individual who is well known in far-right social media circles, is reported to be in self-imposed exile in Japan and has never been questioned or arrested in connection with this case. A single, Paris-based special prosecutor’s office would nonetheless be too remote for citizens in other parts of the country. A better solution would be to create specialized inter-regional jurisdictions (JIRS) for digital offences. Attached to provincial high courts, they would be staffed by judges who only handle cyber-harassment cases and have specially allocated resources. RSF nonetheless notes one interesting innovation: the proposed creation of a special prosecutor’s office for combatting online hate. The Hainaut case has highlighted the urgency of the need to have judges dedicated solely to investigating and prosecuting cases of online hate. Tougher penalties for online hate Receive email alerts RSF welcomes the plan to make platforms more accountable but combatting online harassment will also need a better response from the police and judicial system to complaints and, in this respect, the bill has little to offer. It says nothing about reinforcing penalties for online harassment, about procedures for received and treating complaints, or about special training for judges and police officers. Based in Lyon, Hainaut has had to spend two years and bring a total of five complaints for insult, defamation, harassment and inciting violence – most of them shelved after very little investigation – to get to the point where one of her online assailants is finally going to be tried on a charge of aggravated public insult. The trial is due to open in Lyon on 19 November. News Hainault has been the target of an exceptionally virulent online campaign of hate and harassment for the past two years, ever since 13 September 2017, when she reported in Le Petit Bulletin, a Lyon cultural weekly, that the owners of a new cocktail bar had made approving statements about the colonial era. Exceptionally violent harassment of Hainaut Help by sharing this information A proposal to reinforce the law on online harassment is currently before the French parliament, and RSF takes this opportunity to press parliamentarians to impose much tougher criminal penalties. Shortly after the hate-filled messages began, Hainault filed her first complaint about being the target of public insults, defamation and incitement to violence. A judicial investigation was opened in July 2018, was closed, and was reopened in early 2019. But very little real investigating was ever carried out. RSF has registered as an interested party in the case in order to press its call for more prosecutions of those who harass journalists online and to draw attention to the glaring flaws in the judicial system’s response to online harassment, including the lack of training for police and judges and the lack of specialized units. News
Local NewsBusiness TAGS Pinterest Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Twitter NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 29, 2021– RMG Acquisition Corp. II (NYSE: RMGBU) (the “Company”) today announced that, commencing February 1, 2021, holders of the units sold in the Company’s initial public offering of 34,500,000 units completed on December 14, 2020, may elect to separately trade the shares of Class A ordinary shares and redeemable warrants included in the units. Those units not separated will continue to trade on the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) under the symbol “RMGBU,” and the shares of Class A ordinary shares and redeemable warrants that are separated will trade on Nasdaq under the symbols “RMGB” and “RMGBW,” respectively. No fractional warrants will be issued upon separation of the units and only whole warrants will trade. Holders of units will need to have their brokers contact Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, the Company’s transfer agent, in order to separate the units into shares of Class A ordinary shares and redeemable warrants. The Company is a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. The units were initially offered by the Company in an underwritten offering. BofA Securities and Barclays acted as the sole book-running manager in the offering. The offering was made only by means of a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained for free from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) website at www.sec.gov or by contacting BofA Securities, Attention: Prospectus Department, NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte, NC 28255-0001, or by emailing dg.prospectus—[email protected]; or Barclays Capital Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, email: [email protected], tel: 888-603-5847. A registration statement relating to the securities became effective on December 9, 2020. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. Forward Looking Statements This press release may include “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this press release are forward-looking statements. When used in this press release, words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend” and similar expressions, as they relate to us or our management team, identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs of management, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, the Company’s management. Actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors detailed in the Company’s filings with the SEC. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are qualified in their entirety by this paragraph. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous conditions, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, including those set forth in the Risk Factors section of the Company’s registration statement and prospectus relating to the Company’s initial public offering filed with the SEC. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release, except as required by law. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210129005606/en/ CONTACT: Investor Contact: Philip Kassin President RMG Acquisition Corp. II 50 West Street, Suite 40C New York, NY 10006 Telephone: (212) 785-2579 Email:[email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BANKING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FINANCE SOURCE: RMG Acquisition Corp. II Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/29/2021 04:20 PM/DISC: 01/29/2021 04:21 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210129005606/en By Digital AIM Web Support – January 29, 2021 Twitter RMG Acquisition Corp. II Announces the Separate Trading of its Class A Ordinary Shares and Redeemable Warrants Commencing February 1, 2021 WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleTwo Harbors Investment Corp. Announces 2020 Dividend Tax InformationNext articleCertain BlackRock Closed-End Funds Announce Estimated Sources of Distributions Digital AIM Web Support
Facebook By Odessa American – February 24, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp Juneteenth celebrations plannedOdessa hosts largest event in Texas Pinterest Local News From left, Laurean Abron and her husband Carl Abron, of Columbia, SC, and Kenneth Thomas, of Odessa, visit during Juneteenth festivities at Woodson Park Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Juneteenth, the annual celebration of when word reached Texas that slavery had been abolished, is a month away, and the Black Cultural Council of Odessa has a long list of events that week to celebrate the day.The week will feature several basketball tournaments and a volleyball tournament, as well as a parade, a cookout and many other events from June 14 through June 16, and on the day of Juneteenth itself, June 19.“Juneteenth commemorates remembering our history and highlights our heritage, and for young people and the way society is today, it’s very, very important that our young people be aware of Juneteenth and what it’s about,” BCCO President Jo Ann Davenport Littleton said.Juneteenth is celebrated across Texas and the U.S., but Littleton said Juneteenth in Odessa was the largest celebration of its kind in the state.“Many schools, many history classes, Juneteenth is not even discussed, so it’s up to the community to keep olur heritage, keep our history alive,” Littleton said. “And each year, that’s what we try to do. Our history is very important and our organization goes to great lengths to try to preserve our history.”The Black Cultural Council of Odessa (BCCO) has scheduled the 2019 Juneteenth Celebration June 14-16 and June 19 at Woodson Park, 1020 E. Murphy St.The annual “Celebration of Freedom” honors the day when Texas slaves finally learned of their emancipation.The following events have been scheduled at Woodson Park (unless otherwise stated).June 14: 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., “Blues” by DJ Blue Boy and DJ Demetrius at the Main Stage; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., 38th annual Danny R. Wright Basketball Tournament and the Boys & Girls High School and Youth Divisions Basketball Tournament at the Odessa College Sports Center, 201 W. University Blvd.; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Annual Regina McKnight Juneteenth Volleyball Tournament at the Ector Fieldhouse; 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Annual Juneteenth Pageant at Blackshear Elementary Auditorium, 501 S. Dixie Blvd.; 9 p.m. to 10 p.m., Annual Welcome Program at the Main Stage; 10 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., DC Trio + Band on the Main Stage; Youth Dance (south end of park).June 15: 9 a.m. to noon, Youth in the Park (games) at the North Pavilion; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 39th annual Danny R. Wright Basketball Tournament and the Boys & Girls High School and Youth Divisions Basketball Tournament at the Odessa College Sports Center; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Annual Regina McKnight Juneteenth Volleyball Tournament at the Ector Fieldhouse; noon to 1:30 p.m., Annual Juneteenth Cookout (bring lawn chairs); 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., parade line up (no entry fee) at the intersection of Odessa Street and South Dixie Boulevard; 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., 2019 Juneteenth Parade (Route: North on Dixie Boulevard to Murphy Street, turn right on Murphy Street and go east to Barrett Dive and disband.); 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., parade winners announced at the Main Stage; 9 p.m. to 10 p.m., Clean Comedy on the Main Stage; 10 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Paul Cannon Band on the Main Stage; Youth Dance (south end of park).June 16: 1 p.m., Age 35 & Older Legends Basketball Tournament at the Woodson Boys & Girls Club, 1037 E. Murphy St.; 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Gospel Celebration at Woodson Community Center; 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Line Dance Workshop on the Main Stage; 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Keep It Real 100% Forum at Woodson Community Center; 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Terry Tucker Line Dance Performance on the Main Stage; 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas on the Main Stage; Youth Dance (south end of park).June 19: 9 a.m. to noon, Youth in the Park (games) at the North Pavilion; noon to 1:30 p.m., Annual Juneteenth Picnic (bring lawn chairs); 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Shout Cheerleading at the Main Stage; 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., music.There will be food vendors available at the park throughout the weekend.T-shirts will be sold from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 2 and June 9 in Woodson Park.Visit www.odessabcc.org/juneteenth. TAGS Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Previous articleHIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Odessa High vs. El Paso Socorro, Game 1, May 3, 2019Next article052519_Fallen_Heroes_exhibit_JF_02 Odessa American
Woodland Park Police Department(DENVER) — A woman being investigated for her role in the case of missing Colorado mother Kelsey Berreth has been identified as a 32-year-old nurse from Twin Falls, Idaho, two of the woman’s family members and a law enforcement source told ABC News.ABC News is withholding reporting the woman’s name because she has not been publicly identified by law enforcement investigators.Berreth’s fiancé, Patrick Frazee, was formally charged Monday with two counts of first-degree murder and three counts of solicitation to commit murder.The woman has not been charged with any crime and her exact relationship to Frazee is unclear.Sources told ABC News that the woman is being investigated for disposing of Berreth’s cellphone in Idaho. Investigators had previously said that Berreth’s phone was detected in Idaho on Nov. 25, three days after Thanksgiving when the 29-year-old mother was last seen publicly.In the three months before Berreth vanished, Frazee allegedly tried three times to find someone to kill her, according to formal charges filed by prosecutors.“I cannot comment on who is being solicited,” Dan May, the district attorney for Colorado’s 4th Judicial District, said previously.The Twin Falls, Idaho, Police Department said in a statement in December that its officers had helped serve search warrants connected to Berreth’s disappearance.On the same day Berreth’s cellphone pinged in Idaho, her employer, Doss Aviation, in Pueblo, Colorado, received a text message, presumably from Berreth, stating that she would not be able to work the following week, police said.The last confirmed sighting of Berreth was on Thanksgiving Day, when surveillance cameras videotaped her going into a Safeway supermarket near her home in Woodland Park, Colorado, with her 1-year-old daughter, police said.Frazee told police that he met up with Berreth on Thanksgiving Day to pick up their daughter.Berreth was reported missing to the police on Dec. 2 by her mother.Frazee was arrested Dec. 21, though details of what led police to arrest him have not been disclosed.Affidavits in the case were sealed by the court, prosecutors said.Police no longer believe the mother is alive, officials said. The crime may have occurred at her home, police said.“There potentially could be other people arrested in this case,” May said.Frazee has not entered a plea. He is due back in court for a preliminary hearing on Jan. 29. His attorney, Adam Steigerwald, did not return a request for comment.The woman and her attorney could not be immediately reached for comment.A spokeswoman with the 4th Judicial District, which is now prosecuting the case against Frazee, declined to comment Wednesday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
St. Mary’s Trauma Centers will offer a free community event, “Standing Together to Prevent Falls,” to help older adults stay healthy, active, and independent. The event will take place Tuesday, April 4 from 9:00-2:00 pm in the St. Mary’s Warrick Phillips Room at 1116 Millis Avenue in Boonville.Falls are the leading cause of injuries among the older population, and can have a lasting impact on mobility, independence, and mental health. Many older adults believe falling is a normal part of the aging process, but by following certain safety guidelines, falls can often be avoided.“Standing Together to Prevent Falls” will include information on how proper nutrition can help prevent falls and how certain exercises can improve balance and coordination. Questions about home safety and effects of medication will also be answered by a Registered Nurse.Please contact Maggie Speicher at 812-897-7113 to RSVP. Lunch is provided with each registration.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Dear Editor:Unless you have a computer and are signed up for City of Hoboken Nixle emails, you knew nothing about a survey that Mayor Bhalla sent out Jan. 22 asking the community for input on the use of the old Union Dry Dock property which NY Waterway purchased on Nov. 3, 2017. The survey was open five days, closing Jan. 26 at 5 p.m. There was no way to control how many times someone voted since all you had to do was access the survey, answer one of two questions with the second question giving you 4 options to pick from, then submit it anonymously. A friend of mine was able to answer the survey three times to check if it could be abused by submitting one opinion several times to sway the results.Out of Hoboken’s population, currently estimated at 54,379 people for 2016 (the last year available), only 2,447 responses were made which means that 4.4 percent of the population participated.These were the questions:Should the Union Dry Dock property remain a priority for the City of Hoboken to have a complete, publicly-accessible waterfront park system?(2,404 responses), 91.5 percent (2,200) Yes, 8.5 percent (204) No.What is your preferred use for the Union Dry Dock property?(2,447 responses), 73.8 percent (1,807) “A public open space and waterfront walkway with no industrial uses.” This option would be paid for by Hoboken at a potential acquisition, design, and construction cost of tens of millions of dollars. Funding sources may include the Hoboken Open Space Trust Fund, County Open Space Trust Fund, and NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust low-interest loans, among other sources.13.5 percent (331): “A ferry maintenance and refueling facility with a public open space on top of a ferry maintenance facility, with an inland walkway next to Sinatra Drive.” This option would be paid for mostly or completely by NY Waterway.8.1 percent (198): “A ferry maintenance and refueling facility with pocket parks at the north and south ends of the property, with an inland walkway next to Sinatra Drive.” This option would be paid for mostly or complete by NY Waterway.4.6 percent (111): “Other.”Only 1,807 respondents, about 3.3 percent of our population of 54,379, voted ‘Yes’ to “a public open space with no industrial uses”; only 4.45 percent responded to the survey at all.This means that at most 3.3 percent of Hoboken’s population have indicated they might agree to the city engaging in eminent domain proceedings, years of litigation, damage the viability of a transportation system, and in the end cost the city of Hoboken between $80-100 million dollars, according to NY Waterway accountants, to replace a new dry dock.Note that our mayor won the 2017 election with only 32.7 percent of the vote because runoff elections have been eliminated. Let the majority of the people speak in how we vote and whether the city should throw away money to buy and relocate a useful dry dock. Mary Ondrejka
United Biscuits (UB), the international manufacturer of biscuits, has signed a three-year partnership with a fellow international producer to focus on its sweet biscuits. The deal means Cargill, producer of food and agricultural products and services, will supply all UB’s derived cocoa and chocolate products through its cocoa and chocolate business. It will also support UB with the delivery to its seven manufacturing facilities across the UK, as well as four in northern Europe.The partnership also aims to “investigate new ways to use chocolate more effectively” and bring products to market.The move reflects UB’s renewed commitment to innovation in the sweet category.Nina Williams, group technical director at UB, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with one of the world’s leading sustainable food ingredients providers. Many of our recipes use sustainable chocolate, making a contract of this size vitally important for us.“Today’s announcement is also strategically significant. As the first partnership of its kind for UB, it will bring a step-change in our growth and competitiveness and deliver significant long-term value. Cargill’s strong sustainability credentials and ambition match the philosophy of our business, and will be a great fit as we continue to grow our presence in the UK and internationally.”Emiel van Dijk, sales & marketing director at Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate, commented: “Our partnership with United Biscuits not only means we will supply high-quality cocoa and chocolate, but also allows us to share our deep cocoa and chocolate expertise and our broad food ingredients knowledge to support UB’s innovation and growth ambitions. We are convinced this long-term, transparent relationship means we will be able create the right solutions for UB even faster and easier.”UB was earlier this month sold to international Turkish biscuit manufacturer Yildiz Holding, which owns chocolate brand Godiva.
The New York premiere of Jennifer Haley’s The Nether has extended its off-Broadway run. The MCC production, which was originally set to play through March 15, will now run through March 22 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. The Anne Kaufman-helmed production stars Nurse Jackie’s Merritt Wever and Tony winner Frank Wood. The Nether Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 In addition to Wever and Wood, the off-Broadway cast includes Peter Friedman, Ben Rosenfield and Sophia Anne Caruso. View Comments The Nether follows a young detective who investigates an online network where those who plug in are coaxed into acting out their darkest fantasies with seemingly no consequences in the real world. Across the pond, the drama ran at London’s Royal Court Theatre and recently opened in the West End.