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LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Wales coach Warren Gatland said his team had become “battle-hardened” thanks to facing the big three from the southern hemisphere on a regular basis. Wales have played South Africa twice, New Zealand three times and Australia once in the last year. They beat Ireland 19-13 at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday, and Gatland praised their gutsy defence as they managed to prevent Ireland from scoring a last minute try.“We were never as bad as people were making out,” said Gatland. “We’ve had a poor run of results but we have been facing the best teams in the world. When I became Wales coach I wanted to play New Zealand, South Africa and Australia as often as possible, because that’s the only way you’re going to get better.“Against Scotland we showed more composure and maturity, and we dug deep today – previously we might have conceded that try (at the end of the match).”Defence coach Shaun Edwards added: “We probably couldn’t have held on if we hadn’t played teams like South Africa, New Zealand and Australia – we probably would have conceded that try. We have become battle-hardened.” CARDIFF, WALES – MARCH 12: Wales players Paul James (r) and Jamie Roberts celebrates on the final whistle after the RBS Six Nations Championship match between Wales and Ireland at the Millennium Stadium on March 12th, 2011 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) Gatland and captain Matthew Rees were also pleased with how well Wales managed to match Ireland’s physicality, something that his team have been working on in recent years. “We’ve got a good pack of forwards who have come a long way,” said Rees. “Physically when we’ve played South Africa we’ve matched them or even come out on top.“We were disappointed with our first half today but we played well in the second half. This is a huge win for us, and we’re now looking forward to France next week.”
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Foto de Sheila Andrus.[Episcopal News Service] En diciembre del año pasado, los gobiernos y funcionarios del mundo se reunieron en Francia para llegar un acuerdo histórico para reducir las emisiones de carbono y frenar el calentamiento global. A principios de esta semana, se reunieron de nuevo, esta vez Marrakech, Marruecos, para proseguir su labor.“La COP21 en París fue para alcanzar un acuerdo; la COP22 se propone la acción necesaria para profundizarlo y fortalecerlo”, dijo el obispo de California Marc Andrus en un email a Episcopal News Service desde la conferencia.Andrus representó al obispo primado Michael Curry en la “Conferencia de las Partes” de Naciones Unidas (COP por su sigla en inglés) que sesionó en París el año pasado. La delegación de este año a la conferencia de 12 días de duración también incluye a Lynnaia Main, funcionaria de Asociaciones Globales de la Iglesia Episcopal y su enlace con las Naciones Unidas, y a Jayce Hafner, analista de política nacional para la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales de la Iglesia Episcopal con sede en Washington, D.C., así como a otras personas de las diócesis de California y Washington, Distrito de Columbia.“Como una ONG presente en 17 países y conocida en el contexto de la ONU como independiente del gobierno de cualquier país en particular, la Iglesia Episcopal está en condiciones de continuar su ministerio y sus medidas de justicia climática a escala global”, dijo Main, en un email a ENS desde Marrakech.La elección de Donald J. Trump como el próximo presidente de Estados Unidos, ensombrece la conferencia en Marrakech, ya que él ha prometido retirar a EE.UU. del Acuerdo de París y frenar el compromiso del país de reducir su dependencia de los combustibles fósiles. El presidente electo ha dicho que el cambio climático causado por el hombre es un “fraude”.El Acuerdo de París llamaba a los países del mundo a limitar las emisiones de carbono, lo cual exigirá un decremento en la dependencia de los combustibles fósiles a favor de fuentes de energía renovables; y para los países desarrollados, responsables de la mayoría de las emisiones tanto históricamente como en la actualidad, comprometerse con una ayuda anual de $100.000 millones para los países en desarrollo para 2020.Mientras seguía atentamente lo que ocurría en Estados Unidos, el equipo episcopal trabajaba para entablar relaciones con delegaciones que representan a América Latina, el Caribe, Así y el Pacífico, y Europa, lugares donde la Iglesia tiene una presencia, dijo Main.Este año, los delegados de la Iglesia Episcopal estarán presentes en la “zona azul”, o el salón donde tienen lugar las negociaciones, así como también en la “zona verde”, donde los ambientalistas, los activistas del clima, los representantes de empresas sin fines de lucro y las organizaciones no gubernamentales entre otras se reúnen para hacer presentaciones y manifestaciones. Al igual que en la conferencia del año pasado, la delegación episcopal está dirigiendo diariamente oraciones, cánticos y meditaciones en la plaza pública de la zona verde. Las tarjetas de oración temáticas se centran en el valor, la honestidad, la tristeza y el inter-ser [interbeing].“Nuestros cuerpos religiosos han hecho prolongados esfuerzos en [el terreno de] las medidas climáticas, y estos continuarán a la luz de la elección presidencial de Estados Unidos”, dijo Andrus durante la rueda de prensa del 10 de noviembre organizada por la Red de Acción Climática de EE.UU.La semana pasada, Andrus participó con más de 540 clérigos y líderes laicos de un día de solidaridad y testimonio con la nación sioux de Roca Enhiesta [Standing Rock] cerca de Cannon Ball, Dakota del Norte.“En Dakota del Norte”, continuó diciendo él durante la rueda de prensa, “yo y más de 540 clérigos ordenados y miles de laicos nos sumamos a los protectores lakotas del agua en oposición al Oleoducto para el Acceso a las Dakotas, un testimonio de fe y acción al que nuestro Obispo Primado ha llamado ‘la nueva Selma’.“La ‘Selma’ a la cual el obispo primado Curry se refiere fue un momento significativo en el movimiento de los Derechos Civiles de EE.UU. en los años 60, cuando personas de muchas religiones junto con personas de la sociedad civil, marcharon a través del puente en Selma, Alabama, y se dirigieron a la capital del estado para protestar de las violaciones de las libertades y de la vida misma de los afroamericanos”, dijo Andrus.Curry al llamar una nueva Selma a la oposición que encabezan los nativoamericanos contra el Oleoducto para el Acceso a las Dakotas “enfatiza que los crecientes impactos medioambientales relacionados con el uso de los recursos naturales y el cambio climático son asuntos de ecojusticia en los cuales el bienestar de todos en la red de la vida… está profundamente conectado”, afirmó Andrus.La delegación episcopal, trabajando al mismo tiempo en la zona azul como en la verde, se coordina para estar al tanto de la labor y las negociaciones que tienen lugar en la conferencia. La labor de las negociaciones sigue cuatro cursos: pérdida y daños, adaptación, finanzas y aspiración, explicó Andrus en un correo electrónico.La delegación episcopal utiliza las resoluciones relativas al clima aprobadas por la Convención General de la Iglesia Episcopal como los fundamentos de su quehacer de defensa [del medioambiente]. El equipo continúa el trabajo comenzado en París de crear una sólida red de organizaciones nacionales dedicadas a las medidas [de control y protección] climáticas, dijo Andrus.“En la COP21 encontramos que la plataforma política que llevamos con nosotros estaba en sintonía con las mejores aspiraciones que surgieron en el Acuerdo de París, específicamente impedir que el calentamiento global sobrepase el estándar histórico de 1,5 grados Celsius”, dijo también Andrus. “De manera que la Iglesia Episcopal ha hecho y sigue haciendo contribuciones en [el terreno de la] defensa social que promueven las mejores aspiraciones de la comunidad humana en torno al cambio climático”.— Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Home Indiana Agriculture News Go Ahead and Leave Santa Whole Milk! SHARE SHARE Go Ahead and Leave Santa Whole Milk! Previous articlePurdue Conference Focuses on Improving Farm ProfitabilityNext articleCommentary: Santa Finds it Hard to be Jolly in a Modern World: 2018 Update Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Dec 23, 2018 Santa-can-handle-whole-milkOne of the traditions of Christmas for many families is preparing the snacks for Santa Claus prior to his arrival on Christmas Eve, and for many families that means cookies and milk. Now, if you’re worried about putting extra pounds on Santa and all you have is full fat milk, that won’t be a problem for him. Dr. Chris Cifelli with the National Dairy Council says regular dairy consumers are benefiting from an excellent source of nine essential nutrients.“There’s a lot of misconceptions about dairy foods and weight gain,” he told HAT. “What the science has shown is that’s not the case. Dairy foods do not cause weight gain and most of the evidence suggests it either has a neutral or slightly beneficial effect on your weight, especially for yogurt and other fermented foods. So, I think people who try to avoid dairy for weight, they shouldn’t. They should be encouraged to meet their recommendations and get their dairy and not be worried about gaining some weight, especially around the holiday season.”Dairy products, including that full fat glass of milk, are shown to have positive human health benefits.“NDC has been around for over a hundred years, we’re founding in science and all the science we fund at the National Dairy Council is peer reviewed and published. We encourage all the studies to be out there, so there’s lots of evidence supporting dairy’s role in the diet and its benefits on health.”In one very important health benefit, Cifelli says dairy in the diet can lessen the risk of cardiovascular disease.“There’s been some really exciting work that’s come out, especially in the last five or ten years that has showed that dairy foods, regardless of fat level, seem to be associated with a lower risk of CVD and stroke,” Cifelli said. “Another really important health outcome is diabetes where we’re seeing dairy foods and in particular yogurt and milk having a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.”So, if there is whole milk in the fridge, leave some for Santa. You’ll be quenching his thirst on a busy night and promoting a healthy lifestyle too!Dr. Cifelli is Vice President of Nutrition Research at NDC. He recently spoke in West Lafayette at American Dairy Association Indiana’s Dairy Scientific Advisory Panel meeting.(Music: Traditions of Christmas by Mannheim Steamroller) Facebook Twitter
Previous articleLibraries in Donegal introduce “Contact and Collect” serviceNext articleDonegal County Council closes offices to public News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Covid-19 cases have hit another record in Northern Ireland today with 424 people testing positive.One new death has also been reported by the Department of Health there.The death toll now stands at 579.1,950 people have been diagnosed with the disease in the North in the past week.The 7 day incidence rate of Covid-19 in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area remains one of the highest in the UK at 323.2 per 100,000.487 people have tested positive for the virus in the area over the past week. WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Homepage BannerNews Pinterest By News Highland – September 30, 2020 Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic 424 people test positive for Covid-19 in NI Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme
Mia Irizarry/Facebook(CHICAGO) — A 62-year-old man allegedly accosted a woman for wearing a T-shirt with an image of the Puerto Rican flag in an Illinois park.“You should not be wearing that in the United States of America,” the man can be heard saying to her on a video she posted on Facebook. “Are you a citizen?”Mia Irizarry posted the video of the incident that shows the man, who is facing charges, verbally harassing her at a pavilion that she said she rented with the appropriate permits. The man, Timothy Trybus, has been charged with simple assault, according to an incident report.ABC News has been unable to reach Trybus.Irizarry is shown in the video wearing a sleeveless shirt that is made to look like the Puerto Rican flag, and has the name of the U.S. territory printed on it.That appears to have set off the man.“Are you a United States citizen?” he asked again, prompting Irizarry to say she is. “Then you should not be wearing that. You should be wearing a United States of America [inaudible].”Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory and Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens, dating back to the signing of the Jones-Shafroth Act in 1917.Later in the video, Irizarry is shown asking a Cook County Forest Preserve District police officer for help in getting the man away from her. The officer does not move any closer to the pair or appear to do anything to actively end the situation.“As you can see the police are not even — he’s not even grabbing him. Like this guy is just walking up to me. He basically got in my face, damn near almost touched me,” Irizarry is heard saying to the camera during the incident.Later in the video, a female officer can be seen arriving on the scene and directly engaging the man.“Hopefully, this officer will actually do something,” Irizarry is heard saying when the second officer arrives.The female officer talks to the man, telling him, “Listen, you don’t need to be badgering anybody.”The female officer is heard telling the man that he may face charges “for not being compliant, and you don’t come here harassing people.”“If you’re drunk, you don’t belong here,” she is heard telling the man.Irizarry did not immediately return ABC News’ request for comment.Irizarry posted the video on her Facebook account after the June 14 encounter at Caldwell Woods, which is part of the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Agency officials released a statement July 9 saying they were aware of the incident and video and “immediately launched an investigation pursuant to our personnel policies into the response of our officer.”“The investigation is ongoing and the officer involved has been assigned to desk duty pending the outcome. The intoxicated individual involved in the incident was arrested and charged with assault and disorderly conduct,” the Forest Preserves tweeted.Another tweet said, “All people are welcome in the Forest Preserves of Cook County and no one should feel unsafe while visiting our preserves.”Forest Preserves spokeswoman Stacina Stagner called the video “very disturbing.”“If the investigation confirms the officer did not take appropriate steps to ensure public safety, disciplinary action will be swift,” Stagner said via email. “At the same time, this video will help inform ongoing officer training so we can all learn from this unfortunate episode.”Stagner confirmed that the man who was shown harassing Irizarry was charged by the preserve’s police department.Stagner and the Forest Preserves are not the only ones upset by the video, as Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rossello tweeted about the “undignified event,” calling the man a bigot and finding fault with the first officer who “did not interfere.”“I am appalled, shocked & disturbed by the officer’s behavior,” Rossello posted in a tweet.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Exxon seeking to reduce costs further after consecutive quarterly lossesTexas major Exxon posted the worst quarterly results in its modern history, with a $1.1bn loss comparing to $3.3bn in earnings during the same period of 2019 and build upon a $610m loss in the first quarter of the year.“The global pandemic and oversupply conditions significantly impacted our second-quarter financial results with lower prices, margins, and sales volumes,” said chairman and CEO Darren Woods.“We have increased debt to a level we feel is appropriate to provide liquidity, given market uncertainties. Based on current projections, we do not plan to take on any additional debt.”Production was down 7% on the previous year to 3.6 million barrels of oil equivalent per day as a result of the global efforts made to limit the flow of commodities into oversupplied inventories and demand-sapped markets.The difficulties faced by its upstream business amid these curtailments pushed the business unit to a $1.7bn loss, compared to a profit of 3.3bn last year.Exxon said it has identified “significant potential” to make additional cost reductions, and will provide details of these in due course. It has already signalled an intention to cut capital spending plans by 30% this year, and confirmed it is currently on track to “meet or exceed” these targets. Chevron posted an $8.3bn loss as it took price-related impairment charges and wrote of its entire Venezuelan portfolio (Credit: Flickr/Tony Webster) US oil majors have revealed the stunning cost of this year’s oil market collapse, with Chevron, ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips posting billions of dollars in losses in the second quarter of 2020, driven by low commodity prices and impairment charges.Chevron today (31 July) reported an $8.3bn loss for the period, far wider than analyst predictions and the worst performance in decades, while Exxon posted a $1.1bn loss, the deepest in its history.Yesterday, ConocoPhillips had kicked off the announcements by revealing a $994m loss for the second three months of the year, compared to earnings of $1.1bn a year ago.The onset of coronavirus since the start of 2020 has wreaked havoc on the oil industry, due to a sharp fall in demand amid lockdown restrictions and plummeting prices resulting from a global commodity surplus.Measures were taken by the Opec+ alliance of oil-exporting countries to curb global production, joined in their efforts by market-led output cuts from companies in the US and Canada.While key benchmark prices have now stabilised at around $40-45 per barrel following huge drops in March and April, they are still well below pre-pandemic levels of between $60-$70 per barrel.Earlier this week, the US oil majors’ European rivals Shell and Total narrowly avoided taking underlying losses thanks to the strength of their oil trading arms, although confirmed combined impairment charges of $25bn that were not factored into the second-quarter earnings. BP is expected to publish its results next week. Chevron, Exxon and ConocoPhillips have all posted big losses as the US oil majors grapple with the effects of coronavirus on the global industry Chevron fares worst of US oil majors, taking $5.2bn in impairment chargesCalifornia-headquartered Chevron’s $8.3bn loss compares to a $4.3bn profit in the second quarter of 2019.It includes a series of impairment charges reflecting the writedown of all its Venezuelan assets, a revised price outlook adjusting to the low-price environment and severance payments. Taken together these charges totalled $5.2bn.Company CEO Michael Wirth warned the “unique challenges” of the past few months are not over, and that financial results may continue to be depressed in the third quarter.“Given the uncertainties associated with economic recovery, and ample oil and gas supplies, we made a downward revision to our commodity price outlook, which resulted in asset impairments and other charges,” he added.Revenue during the period fell 55% year-on-year to $16bn, compared to $36bn a year ago.
Confectionery company Thorntons said sales for the 52 weeks to 24 June 2006 were down 5.9% to £176.6m compared with £187.7m last year, in a trading update this week.Retail sales were down by 5.3% to £127m after the closure of two stores and like-for-like sales for the full year were down by 3.7%, it said. The group, which has 30 coffee shops and sells to supermarkets, said commercial sales into other retailers decreased by 10.7% to £31.2m in 2005/06. Thorntons’ chairman John von Spreckelsen said of the figures: “Thorntons sells excellent chocolates and ice cream. We need to focus on convincing more customers to buy these quality products.”Thorntons will report its results for the year on 12 September.
The Nuclear Safeguards Act addresses the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom), an international organisation that governs the peaceful use of nuclear energy within the EU. The passing of the Act and today’s consultation on a new safeguards regime provide a clear signal to the public, industry and international partners that the UK is on track to meet its international commitments from day one of exit.Nuclear safeguards are important processes through which the UK demonstrates to the international community that civil nuclear material is not diverted into military or weapons programmes.Today’s announcement comes just weeks after the UK’s commitment to international safeguards and nuclear non-proliferation was reaffirmed in Vienna, with the signing of 2 new safeguards agreements with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).These key agreements with the IAEA – of which the UK is a founding member – are another major milestone in Euratom exit preparations and provide the basis for civil nuclear trading arrangements. This step will be welcomed by the industry in the UK and trading partners around the world.Further progress towards Euratom Exit has been set out in a Quarterly update to Parliament published on 28 June, which outlines several key achievements, including the Office for Nuclear Regulation’s good progress on preparations for implementing the UK’s safeguards regime and the confirmation that all Euratom specific text in the Withdrawal Agreement has now been agreed.The UK signed a new Nuclear Cooperation Agreement (NCA) with the United States of America in May, which will allow the UK and US to continue their mutually beneficial civil nuclear cooperation when the current Euratom arrangements cease to apply to the UK.This US-UK NCA is expected to be the first in a series of new international agreements ensuring uninterrupted cooperation and trade following the UK’s exit from Euratom.Details on how to respond to the consultation and to register interest for the workshops, can be found on the consultation web page.Notes to editorsThe Nuclear Safeguards Act 2018 amends the Energy Act 2013 to: government sets out the details of new nuclear safeguards regime nuclear safeguards legislation receives Royal Assent – UK on track to be able to meet international commitments once Euratom arrangements cease to apply in the UK progress provides certainty to the civil nuclear industry and international partners as the UK prepares for Euratom exit provide the Office for Nuclear Regulation with a new safeguards function create new powers for the Secretary of State to put in place regulations setting out the detail of the domestic safeguards regime The Nuclear Safeguards Act is one of the first pieces of legislation to go through Parliament in preparation for EU Exit and is yet another major milestone in our work to prepare the civil nuclear industry for Euratom exit, ensuring continuity from day 1. We are setting out proposals for the detail of our own UK framework for safeguards, demonstrating our readiness for EU Exit. New proposals on the detail of a new UK nuclear safeguards regime to replace the current regime provided by Euratom, have been set out in a consultation launched today (Monday 9 July 2018).The consultation sets out nuclear safeguards regulations that would be made using the powers granted by the Nuclear Safeguards Act, which last month became one of the first pieces of EU Exit legislation to complete its passage through Parliament and receive Royal Assent.Business and Industry Minister, Richard Harrington said: The Act also creates a limited power for the Secretary of State to amend 3 existing pieces of legislation to update references to the new IAEA agreements.The UK’s Voluntary Offer Agreement and Additional Protocol were signed in Vienna on 7 June.The UK has been a member of the IAEA since its formation in 1957.The signing of new bilateral agreements with the IAEA, a Voluntary Offer Agreement and Additional Protocol, will replace existing trilateral arrangements between the IAEA, Euratom and the UK.The new agreements ensure that the IAEA retains its right to inspect all civil nuclear facilities, and continues to receive current safeguards reporting, thereby ensuring that international verification of our safeguards activity continues to be robust. Such agreements have been put in place on a voluntary basis by the 5 nuclear-weapon states parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.The new safeguards regime to be established in the UK will be operated by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR). The ONR already regulates nuclear safety and security in the UK and has been making preparation to replace Euratom as the regulator of safeguards.