For more information about the Cornell Small Farms Program and their work with veterans, check out these resources here:http://www.nebeginningfarmers.org/http://www.nebeginningfarmers.org/projects/farmer-veterans/ Today we’d like to feature a success story from the Cornell Small Farms Program in New YorkState, posted by Alyssa Couse, an Ag Outreach Educator in Jefferson County, NY. The NYS Veterans in Ag is a project of the NE Beginning Farm Project and is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Alyssa’s role with the program is to help promote the initiative to local veteran agencies, veterans and their families, as well as to provide resources for soldiers transitioning from the military into agriculture. Small Farms Program Mission & Vision“We envision a future where diverse and vibrant urban and rural farms build human capacity, revitalize communities, supply regional food systems, and foster ecological resilience in a changing world. We help farmers get expert assistance to facilitate all phases of small farm business development, from initial growth to optimization to maturity.”Jefferson County, NY is home to two prominent ways of life: agriculture and the military. The proximity of Fort Drum to local farms and agribusinesses creates opportunity for the two worlds to collide. As different as these lifestyles seem, there are actually many glaring similarities. Each requires a dedicated, responsible, compassionate, hardworking people who have the ability to wear multiple hats. Technology is being incorporated more and more in each industry, thus creating more opportunities in information technology and engineering. As farms expand with more animals and employees, management skills are required to keep the operation moving efficiently. Soldiers with experience in diesel mechanics could apply their skills to farm equipment and hauling trucks. These are just a few examples of how the agricultural industry is in need of a workforce that is remarkably compatible with the skills of the military service men and woman who are transitioning into civilian life.Through the Cornell Small Farms Program Beginning Farmer’s Project, who’s mission states “We help farmers get expert assistance to facilitate all phases of small farm business development, from initial growth to optimization to maturity”, Farm Ops was born. This effort brings resources to veterans who want to enter the agriculture industry. From starting their own small farm, working on a local farm or for an agribusiness, veterans have access to a statewide network. Online courses, business planning resources, workshops, and on the job training opportunities are available to guide veterans in their transition from military to agriculture. As the Agricultural Outreach Educator for Jefferson County, I wanted to explore a real-life example of the project at work.Here is a local success story for inspiration. Infantry Captain Samuel Palmer is trading his Army boots for muck boots. With a love for the outdoors and a passion to help the food system, Sam decided that agriculture would be his next venture. This spring, the Palmer family will be returning home to New Hampshire to start Sapling Forest Farm. The farm name is a product of Sam’s initials S.A.P. with his son being the “sapling.” Although he had worked on a few farms throughout high school and college, Sam did not come from a farming background. Utilizing the Beginning Farmer’s Project resources such as business planning materials and attending events/workshops, Sam’s dream has become a reality. He most recently received a certificate from the Produce Safety Alliance’s Grower Training that satisfied FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) regulation by attending a training held at Jefferson County Cornell Cooperative Extension.To gain some hands-on experience, Sam sought guidance from a local farmer from which he was buying organic pork from. Sam has been spending most weekends helping Dani Baker and Dave Belding of Cross Island Farms on Wellesley Island, NY. This was a perfect pairing as Sam was interested in learning organic livestock and produce and Cross Island Farm is a very diverse organic farm with livestock including pigs, goats and beef cattle, greenhouses of fresh produce and an edible forest garden. His military experience has helped him handle high pressure situations that arise, such as when a “goat rodeo”, or goats escaping their pen, ensues. Keeping grounded and having strong communication and management skills are crucial to farming and were instilled in his years in combat. In addition, building spreadsheets and online marketing skills are tools from the military that he can now add to his farming tool box.On the weekends he isn’t on Cross Island Farms, Sam is traveling to New Hampshire to work on his farm. After a weekend spent planting winter rye on his land, Sam was elated to share the experience with Dave and Dani. “Guess what I did last Saturday! I worked on MY farm.” The support and guidance he has received from his mentors, local educators, and Cornell Small Farms Program were unexpected benefits for Sam during this transition. He encourages anyone who is interested in agriculture to simply contact a farmer and get out there!Sam Palmer’s transition into farming is evidence that having a farming background is not a pre-requisite. Experience can be taught. What cannot be taught as easily are the fundamental attributes of a successful farmer: work ethic, dedication, responsibility, passion, and the desire to work hard for an ideal they believe in. Sam and Dave agree on the advice they would offer to other veterans curious about agriculture: reach out to those in the industry and get a taste of what it has to offer.More recently, outreach efforts included a local farm tour to help showcase another successful transition from the military to agriculture. On May 8th, 2017, Center Dale Farm hosted a farm tour for active duty military and veterans interested in agriculture. Dave and Evelyn Hawthorne have about 80 head of Black Angus beef cattle in Rutland, NY, and enjoyed sharing their story of how they transitioned their lifestyle from military to farm. Dave is a Vietnam veteran himself and gave invaluable advice to the attendees. Materials from the Cornell Small Farms Program Northeast Beginning Farmer’s Project were provided and attendees were encouraged to utilize the resources, scholarships, and workshops, etc. available to them. Educators from Cornell Cooperative Extension and representatives from Senator Patty Ritchie’s and NYS Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush’s offices, as well as Peter Elmer from the Farm Service Agency and Brian Ashley from the Fort Drum Regional Liaison Organization, were there as resources for the veterans. Despite the snowy weather, 15 people attended the event and the day was filled with inspiring conversations, beautiful black cattle grazing on the hillside, and a warm local beef barbecue picnic.
For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Read Next LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Melecio says La Salle lacked communication in Game 1 loss Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith a championship on the line, anyone is more than ready to lay everything on the table.And for Matt Nieto, he’s even willing to risk it all even his face.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Nieto was able to start the second half and he eventually finished with 11 points.“Even though I was down, even though they did call the charging on me, I just wanted to let everyone know that I was going to sacrifice anything, even my face for that possession,” said Nieto, who added that Mbala did not apologize to him after the game.READ: Mbala says ‘I did not intend to hit or hurt’ Nieto“No, he didn’t, although the coaching staff did,” said Nieto. “Coach Aldin [Ayo] and Prince [Rivero] asked me how I was and asked if it needed stitches.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:46Duterte has only scratches on elbow, knee after motorcycle accident — Go02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8001:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Nieto took an inadvertent elbow from Ben Mbala just above his right eye with 36.6 seconds left in the second quarter of Game 1 between Ateneo and La Salle in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball Finals on Saturday.READ: Matt Nieto bloodied after collision with Ben MbalaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I was just anticipating his spin, and I think he’s just too tall for me so his elbow was smack in front of my face,” said Nieto of the 6-foot-8 MbalaMbala’s hit left Nieto bloodied, disoriented, and downright pissed, as he went to the Blue Eagles’ locker room at Mall of Asia Arena a few minutes before his teammates did. Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 read more
NEW YORK — Carlos Beltran is done talking about his elbow. All he’s focused on now is trying to help the Yankees make the playoffs.Beltran gave New York’s struggling offense a jolt with a home run in his return to the lineup, Martin Prado had another go-ahead hit and the Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 on Aug. 23.“It’s just an issue that I have there,” Beltran said about his elbow. “What is important is just being able to come to the ballpark every day and find a way to be in the lineup. … I’m just thinking about winning ballgames.”Hiroki Kuroda (9-8) worked in and out of trouble for six innings, allowing two runs and five hits in helping the Yankees to their third straight win after a 2-7 stretch. New York remained 3 1/2 games behind Seattle for the second AL wild card.Beltran missed the previous three games because of a sore right elbow that has almost exclusively limited him to a designated hitter role since May.He singled and scored in the fourth, when the Yankees ran themselves out of a chance to break open the game, and led off the sixth with a drive off Scott Carroll (5-8) that just cleared the fence in right field.Stephen Drew’s sacrifice fly in the sixth put New York up 5-2, the first time the Yankees had scored more than four runs since Aug. 8, a span of 11 games.“We’re grinding out better at-bats,” catcher Brian McCann said.David Robertson pitched a scoreless ninth for his 34th save. Yankees batters did not strike out in a game for the first time since May 12, 2011, in an 11-5 loss to Kansas City.Alexei Ramirez had an RBI double in the second but Chicago wasted an early lead for the second straight day — matching a season high with its fifth loss in a row.“You have to continue to grind and get some runs on,” White Sox Manager Robin Ventura said. “You have to put some crooked numbers late and you get a better chance.”Prado hit a two-run double in the fourth that put New York up for good. He had a game-ending RBI single with two outs in the ninth on Aug. 22.The Yankees squandered a chance for a big inning in the fourth, with Prado and Mark Teixeira getting caught in rundowns between second and third. New York had seven consecutive batters reach in the inning but scored only on Prado’s double.McCann started the inning when left fielder Alejandro De Aza lost his routine fly in the sun, letting it drop for a leadoff double.Carroll allowed five runs — four earned — and seven hits in six innings.(HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares read more
Gerard Pique confirmed that he will not play for the Spanish national team again despite the appointment of former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique after the disastrous 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign.Pique, who made 102 appearances for the Spanish national team, had been Spain’s prime centre-back pairing along with Sergio Ramos.Pique had declared that he wished to quit international football after the World Cup post a World Cup qualifier against Albania in October 2016, citing constant criticism. He had said back then that he was tired of repeated criticism from supporters and the media, and that he wished “to be left in peace”.Pique was a part of the famed Spanish team that won the 2010 World Cup and the 2012 Euros but never quite enjoyed the same support from the Spanish supporters like his teammates. In fact, he was frequently booed during Spain matches because of his repeated jibes at Real Madrid and also because he was in support of a referendum on Catalan independence.Even though reports had suggested right after the World Cup that Pique had retired from international football, the 31-year-old made no official statement. However, he has now come out and said that he had already told Enrique that he will not represent Spain anymore.Enrique succeeded Julen Lopetegui last month as the coach of the Spanish national team.”I spoke to Luis Enrique a few days ago. He called me and I told him the decision was taken a long time ago and that I had thought about it carefully,” the defender told a news conference on Saturday ahead of Sunday’s Spanish Super Cup game against Sevilla.advertisement”It was a beautiful time with the national team in which I had the chance to win the World Cup and the European Championship. Now I want to focus on Barca,” he said. “I have a few years left here and I’m going to enjoy them a lot.”Before Pique, Spanish stalwart Andres Iniesta announced his retirement soon after Spain got knocked out of the World Cup.Iniesta, who had made it clear before the start of the World Cup that this is will be his final tournament in the national colours, bowed out with a heavy heart calling it the “saddest day of my life”.(With Reuters inputs) read more
The all-new Porsche Taycan is about to enter into series production. The company’s first purely electrically driven sports car is currently in its final test drives. Porsche is conducting comprehensive tests for Taycan in 30 countries around the globe. These nations have temperatures ranging from minus 35 to plus 50 degree Celsius. Porsche Taycan in Scandinavia during cold weather tests.Porsche Taycan accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in less than 3.5 seconds. According to the NEDC, it has a range of over 500 kilometres. The 800-V architecture in the vehicle guarantees that the lithium-ion battery can be recharged in just four minutes, providing enough energy to drive 100 kilometres. Porsche Taycan in Scandinavia during endurance tests.The driving dynamics of Porsche Taycan are being tested on snow and ice in Scandinavia, just a few kilometres away from the Arctic Circle. Tests are being conducted and final adjustments in terms of continuous performance and reproducibility are being made in South Africa (Southern Hemisphere). In Dubai, Porsche is carrying out hot-climate endurance runs and testing battery charging under extreme conditions. Porsche Taycan in Dubai during hot weather tests at night.Porsche Taycan has covered an overall distance of approximately six million kilometres. Among the 30 countries where the comprehensive tests are being carried out are the USA, China and Finland. The tests are being conducted in humidity conditions ranging from 20 to 100 per cent and altitude measuring from 85 metres below the sea level to 3,000 metres above the sea level. The development teams working on Porsche Taycan has around 1,000 test drivers, technicians and engineers.advertisement”After carrying out computer simulations and comprehensive bench tests early on, we have now reached the final phase of this demanding testing programme,” Vice President of the model line Stefan Weckbach said.”Before Taycan is launched in the market at the end of the year, we will have covered approximately six million kilometres across the globe. We are already very happy with the current status of the vehicles. Taycan is going to be a true Porsche,” Weckbach added.ALSO READ | 2019 Honda Africa Twin bookings open in India, price starts at Rs 13.50 lakhALSO READ | Volkswagen Group to merge Volkswagen India, Volkswagen Group Sales India and Skoda Auto IndiaALSO READ | Tata Motors registers 1 per cent dip in domestic sales to 68,709 units in March 2019 read more
REGINA – Police in Regina say they are reviewing another incident where a police dog mistakenly bit someone.Linus Kaysaywaysemat says he was outside smoking a cigarette last Thursday when he was bitten by a Regina Police Service dog.He says the dog chewed on his arm for a few minutes before police were able to get the animal off him.Earlier last week, another police dog that was leashed during a training exercise turned a corner and bit a 56-year-old man on the leg.Superintendent Darcy Koch says police are collecting information on both cases and will forward it to the Use of Force board.He says it’s a concern whenever a citizen is wrongly bitten by a police dog.“It’s a mistake that was made and we’re going to make sure that we’re going to make any corrections that might need to come from that,” Koch said.Koch said the dog on Thursday was tracking a suspect in an active investigation and that police are looking into why it bit someone who wasn’t a suspect.One possibility, he said, was the man shared the same scent as the suspect. Another is that the dog was surprised by the sudden appearance of the man.Kaysaywaysemat said the dog was on him so quickly, he didn’t have time to react.“I just had time to look over to my loved one and tell her that there was a dog, and by the time that we looked back, it was biting on my arm,” he said.“One of my boys said he’d seen the dog bite my arm, and when the dog let go of my arm, he said the dog’s teeth were bloody.”He said his daughter had a nightmare after the incident and he had to comfort them because they believed the dog would be coming back.Koch says the dogs are trained to a provincial standard and are subject to on-going training as well.Both of the dogs are still on active duty.(CJME) read more
PORT ALBERNI, B.C. – The managers of two pot shops on Vancouver Island where police seized thousands of dollars worth of marijuana say the British Columbia government failed them by only approving one store in the province before legalization as raids were reported on both ends of the country.The RCMP say they entered the Port Alberni Cannabis Club at around 11 a.m. Wednesday, before visiting Leaf Compassion Cannabis Dispensary around 2 p.m., and found both stores were open without provincial licences.Police gave her store no warning in the weeks or days before the raid, said Port Alberni Cannabis Club manager Christine Jarvis, who blamed the province for not approving her licence application in time for legalization on Wednesday.“I feel violated. They had enough time to do this,” she said, adding it’s been three years since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signalled his intention to legalize marijuana.Eric Vesaranta, general manager of Leaf Compassion Cannabis Dispensary, said the Mounties left the store practically empty. He intends to dispute his $575 ticket.“It’s literally all the government’s fault with not having applications ready on time,” he said. “Everybody filled them out in time, but the government didn’t give them back in time for legalization.”On the other side of the country, a dispensary in St. John’s was raided Thursday by police and inspectors from the Newfoundland and Labrador Liquor Corp.“At this point, all I can say is that a warrant was executed early this evening at that location,” said Greg Gill of the liquor corporation, declining to comment on possible charges.Police and liquor inspectors had cleared the downtown dispensary by 10 p.m. local time, after bagging and tagging everything inside.Officers seized cannabis products from both locations in Port Alberni, B.C., and issued the owners violation tickets for the unlawful sale of marijuana, the RCMP said in a statement.“In accordance with the new legislation and regulations, cannabis is to be sold exclusively at government-run stores, licensed private retailers, and the B.C. government’s online store,” the statement said.“While the legal recreational use of cannabis may be new, the enforcement of laws around the illegal production, distribution and consumption of cannabis is not.”It’s unclear whether the raids in B.C. were the first in Canada after marijuana was legalized.Sgt. Janelle Shoihet said she was not aware of any other raids by the Mounties in British Columbia. The RCMP’s national headquarters said it could not provide a response Thursday on whether there’d been other similar enforcement by the Mounties in other parts of Canada.The federal government gave the provinces and territories the authority to licence retail stores ahead of marijuana becoming legal on Wednesday. At this point, B.C. only has one licensed location — a government-run store in Kamloops in B.C.’s Interior — and an online store.Both the Port Alberni Cannabis Club and Leaf Compassion Cannabis Dispensary hold municipal business licences and paid a $7,500 fee as part of their application for provincial licences.Jarvis said the Mounties seized everything that was visible in the store, totalling about $10,000 worth of product, and issued her a $575 ticket.Her customers are primarily older medical users who come for edibles, concentrates and other products that keep them off pain relievers and sleeping pills, she said.“We have no access to get to Kamloops. We’d have to take a ferry and everything. Online, you have to have a credit card and wait two to four days shipping,” she said.“It’s unreasonable to ask anyone in smaller towns to even bother trying to go that route. So now, they can’t even get it.”Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth advised illicit dispensaries to shut down before Wednesday and wait to receive provincial approval.On Wednesday, he said part of the delay in opening stores was because of the province’s promise that local governments will get to make the final decision about pot outlets in their communities. Many municipalities are waiting for Saturday’s local elections before proceeding, he added.A Ministry of Attorney General spokesman said Thursday that legislation prevented the province from issuing a retail store licence until federal legalization came into force, but he did not elaborate on which legislation the province was referring to.Newfoundland and Labrador and New Brunswick each had 20 stores open on Wednesday, while Alberta had 17.Vesaranta, said his store serves scores of medical users who consider marijuana to be akin to their prescription medication.“People are coming in here like, ‘Where do I go now?’ … They’re like, ‘I haven’t been to a black market dealer for two or three years,’” he said.“It leaves them with nowhere to get medicine.”There are 186 paid applications being processed in the province, including 73 that have been sent to municipal governments for final approval.Earlier this week, Vancouver Chief Const. Adam Palmer, who is also president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, said raids of unlicensed pot shops on Day 1 of legalization were “highly unlikely.” He said police would take a “common-sense, pragmatic approach.”— By Laura Kane in Vancouver read more
APTN National NewsSome of Edmonton’s homeless sleep on the streets, in back alleys and dumpsters.But others have set up home in the wooded areas in and around the inner city and along the river valley.APTN recently visited some of these camps.
Narendra Modi could have been an advertising czar if not the Prime Minister of India. When the whole country is going through an extremely important election season, Modi manages to spring a surprise with a strategically designed Bollywood-laced hour-long interview with none other than Akshay Kumar, a man who is a superstar in his own right and has an image as a ‘hero of the masses’ that fit the bill perfectly. So what if Modi has been unabashedly criticized by his opponents; so what if the screening of his biopic has been stalled by the Election Commission; so what if his party is being accused of incorporating faces who have been driven out from their former political associations? Narendra Modi, each time, manages to throttle his unkindest critics with a masterstroke. In a nutshell, this mega-interview with Akshay Kumar, though emphatically termed as ‘apolitical’, has brought the focus back on the Prime Minister. It doesn’t match up as a primarily ‘apolitical’ interview because it highlights a man, who occupies the topmost political position in this country, resides in the official residence and principal workplace of the Prime Minister of India, is contesting elections from Varanasi, is the star campaigner for his party and discusses his arch rivals sending kurtas and sweets for him. At this juncture, the main issues of the elections seem to have taken a backseat and it appears as if democracy is becoming fragile and vulnerable in front of this individual who has just launched a ‘surprise strike’ (let’s not call it surgical strike) on India, in filmi-style. The timing, the opportunism, the unpredictability, the theme, the apparent impersonalism — all conform to a unique brand building strategy with immaculate forethought for which the Prime Minister is quite famous. Known to avoid spontaneous interactions with the media, the choice of Akshay Kumar as his interviewer seemed quite obvious because then, he could steer clear through any controversy or complicated wrangle that might evolve during the freewheeling tête-à-tête. From one action hero interviewing another (not in the literal sense though), it remained restricted to mangoes, humour, way of life, his sleeplessness, his friendship with global leaders like Barack Obama, his workaholic ways and several others. But the entire episode missed real ‘action’! It missed the chiselled sharpness of an intelligently aggressive ‘asker’ or ‘questioner’ who not only raises curiosity but also does justice to the given assignment. For many, this interview is definitely not ‘apolitical’ but part of a larger strategy of the BJP to make the general elections a referendum on Modi. Through his tacit mention of Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sending him kurtas and sweets once a year that she personally selects for him, he not only challenged her stance against him publicly since she is seen as one of his fiercest critics, but also paved way for a misconstrued notion about the genuineness of her political thought process that she is so rigorously pursuing. This interview, thus, is much more than a ‘decent non-political’ narrative, exposing an ambush over his strongest detractors, a camouflaged political gimmick highlighting a garrulous ‘dialoguebaaz’ who tries to flex his muscles at the slightest opportunity, be it in front of a real-life action hero. read more
In its new report, Universality and the SDGs: A Business Perspective, the Sustainable Development Goal Fund (SDG Fund) underscored the importance of universality as a potential driver to impact engagement with the private sector.“Universality in this context is […] applicable to all countries, while taking into account different national realities, capacities and levels of development that respect national policies and principles,” said the SDG Fund in a news release issued today.In the report, the SDG Fund also found that while many firms are working in the areas of SDGs, their work is not always linked to the Goals or articulated as such.Against this backdrop, the report also noted the role of the UN. For instance, it said, that the global Organization can help in educating and informing companies on the universal dimensions of the SDGs, as well as in facilitating access to the resources, tools and learning to better promote implementation and alignment across sectors.In its report, the SDG Fund also cited issues that companies face when engaging on topics associated with SDGs, such as not being able to fully understand the complexity and depth of the SDGs in context of their operations. The report further noted that for most firms, while philanthropic and corporate social responsibility initiatives remained “customary,” framing sustainability initiatives through the SDGs offered great benefits, given that they provide a clear and unified set of globally-accepted goals and related targets. It also recognized the importance of developing partnerships between the private sector and development actors, such as the UN, in order to leverage complementary expertise. The report also includes case studies with the SDG Fund’s Private Sector Advisory Group, highlighting the importance of the implementation of SDGs, initiating multi-stakeholder collaboration and efforts to leverage the complementary expertise of new actors. The Sustainable Development Goals Fund is an international multi-donor and multi-agency development mechanism created in 2014 by the UN Development Program (UNDP), on behalf of the UN system, to support sustainable development activities through integrated and multidimensional joint programmes. read more
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Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Peers including the Bishop of Peterborough have called on the Government to protect the identity of people accused of a crime after their death. One member of the House of Lords said Anglicans were “deeply ashamed” of the Church of England’s handling of the case of Bishop George Bell, who was accused of abusing a child several decades after his death in 1958. A report published at the end of last year by Lord Carlile found that the highly-respected bishop’s reputation had been unnecessarily damaged by the Church when it publicly named him in an apology to the alleged victim in 2015. In a debate in the House of Lords on Monday peers called on the Government to “uphold the cardinal principle that an individual is innocent until proved guilty”. Official historian of the Conservative Party Lord Lexden asked home office minister Baroness Williams whether the Government would “review the law governing the naming of deceased individuals against whom criminal allegations have been made”.He called on the Government to review the law in order to to ensure the anonymity of dead suspects accused by “one uncorroborated alleged witness”.Fellow peer Lord Cormack added that the case was “deeply shocking” and said “the reputation of a great man has been traduced, and many of us who are Anglicans are deeply ashamed of the way that the Anglican Church has behaved”. In cases until there is overwhelming evidence to suggest guilt, it seems reasonable for people’s reputations not to be damaged in this public wayRt Revd Donald Allister The Bishop of Peterborough, the Rt Revd Donald Allister echoed the calls and added: “In all cases where the complainant has a right to be anonymous, there seems to be a case for the respondent also to be anonymous, and in cases until there is overwhelming evidence to suggest guilt, it seems reasonable for people’s reputations not to be damaged in this public way.”However Baroness Williams said the Government “do not have plans to review the law”. “Any decision to name an individual where that is considered to be in the public interest will necessarily be specific to the circumstances of an individual case,” she said. read more
Mr Justice Mostyn had ruled in the High Court last February that Mrs Cowan had no right to make a claim.He said the widow received around £435,000 in the first year after her husband died and now receives a regular monthly payout, amounting to around £240,000 a year.However, ruling yesterday in the widow’s favour and overturning the High Court decision, Lady Justice Asplin said Mr Justice Mostyn was wrong and had “indulged in speculation about Mr Cowan’s motivation” in structuring his will in the way that he did.She added that Mr Cowan was “distracted from the real question whether it was arguable that reasonable financial provision had not been made for Mrs Cowan”.In a statement, Mrs Cowan said she was “delighted” with the result. Widows should have at least some control over the money they inherit, a panel of appeal judges declared after overturning a High Court decision.The widow of the “genius” tycoon who made £30million after he “brought the black bin liner to Britain” has won a landmark victory in a fight over control of his fortune yesterday.Michael Cowan, who died in April 2016 from a brain tumour, aged 78, built his wealth from humble beginnings. Applying a “Midas touch” for business, he grew his phenomenally successful plastics company, Hanmere Polythene Ltd, until he was a multimillionaire.He married his lover of 25 years, Mary Jane Cowan, in February 2016, but died two months later.He left her with access to hundreds of thousands of pounds in ready cash and also used his will to set up a structure of “generous” trust funds, “designed to meet her every reasonable need for the rest of her life”.However, his 77-year-old widow was not happy with the arrangement, which left her with no assets in her own name and no control over her late husband’s millions.Now the Court of Appeal, on which Lady Justice King and Lord Justice Baker also sat, has granted her permission to make a claim against his estate, on the basis that his will did not make “reasonable provision” for her needs. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. read more
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedIndependence Day messagesMay 26, 2018In “latest news”President reiterates commitment to well trained, equipped professional public serviceJune 25, 2016In “Local News”‘National songs shape our national consciousness’ – President GrangerJuly 1, 2016In “latest news” President David A Granger and First Lady Sandra Granger with Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and his wife during last nights flag raising ceremonyIn his 51st Independence anniversary address to the nation, President David Granger said this occasion should inspire Guyanese to continue to work towards preserving the ‘free state,’ establishing a ‘green state’, and creating a ‘cohesive state’; while at the same time celebrating the country’s diversity and bridging its differences.He noted that Independence Day in Guyana celebrates the moment in history when, after 350 years of Dutch and British colonisation, its peoples abolished foreign rule.“We established a ‘free state’ with the hope of ensuring equality and eradicating poverty. It was the day on which we adopted our own Constitution and erected institutions to govern ourselves and guarantee our freedom,” the President said.The Guyanese Head of State also said that Independence Day celebrates the unique combination of the people who came – Africans, Chinese, Indians and Portuguese – and with the Amerindians who lived here from time immemorial, contributed to the creation of a multi-racial and multi-religious state.President Granger noted that the ‘free state’ which was established on May 26th 1966 recognised the country’s commitment to social cohesion, through which its people learned to accept and respect each other’s values and beliefs, and to share the common space they call homeland.“The ‘free state’ is one that is free from discrimination. It is one that is built on the basis of respect for cultural diversity, political inclusivity and social equality.The ‘free state’ recognises our common and complex heritage. It reminds us of Chinese Arrival Day, celebrated on 12th January; of Portuguese Arrival Day, celebrated on 3rd May; of Indian Arrival Day, celebrated on 5th May; of African Emancipation Day, celebrated on 1st August; and of Indigenous Heritage Month, observed throughout September,” Granger noted.The Guyanese leader said the ‘free state’ re-commits the country to dismantling the divisions of geography. Disparities between hinterland and coastland and between rural and urban communities eventually must be eliminated, so that no group feels excluded, the Head of State has posited.Moreover, he noted that the ‘cohesive state’ is concerned with constructing a multi-cultural society and creating the conditions for diverse peoples to coexist.“Society needs to be strengthened in each occupational sector, in each geographical region, in each community, and in each social stratum. The ‘cohesive state’ is not a political expedient. It can be realised only by respecting the differences and the diversity of society, and by the removal of anger, hatred, ignorance and poverty. It can be created by mutual respect for each other’s cultural and religious differences,” he added.Granger noted that Guyana’s national tapestry is composed of the variegated threads – culture, ethnicity and faith – of its peoples. The national tapestry, he added, is stronger because it is woven from our separate but sturdy strands.He said, “It is more resilient, because it represents and reflects the talents of different groups.”On the other hand, the Head of State outlined that independence also bequeathed a state through which Guyanese became heirs of a magnificent patrimony; that is, a beautiful, blissful and bountiful country that is becoming a ‘green state’.“The ‘green state’ is a natural product of our verdant and luxuriant environment. Our ecosystems – our coastland, hinterland, highlands, islands, wetlands, grasslands, lakes, rivers, rainforests and waterfalls – are our birthright. Our bio-diversity is the endowment of our ancestors, the patrimony of all Guyanese, and the bequest we hold in trust for posterity,” he asserted.The President said the ‘green state’ can flourish, and can furnish a ‘good life’ for generations to come by engendering a spirit of shared social responsibility.According to the Guyanese Leader, the ‘green state’ must embody a common commitment to the environment which arises from our unique shared patrimony, and which will lead to a prosperous future.“The 51st anniversary of Independence inspires us all to continue to work towards preserving the ‘free state’; towards establishing a ‘green state’, and towards creating a ‘cohesive state.’ I extend fraternal congratulations to all – at home and in our diaspora – as we celebrate our freedom, our statehood, and our precious patrimony,” the President said. read more
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Optimism about the reunification of Cyprus reached a high Thursday as the two leaders of the ethnically split island pledged their commitment to reach a settlement, all with a symbolic handshake, at Davos in the Swiss Alps, the setting of the ongoing World Economic Forum.Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci had a working lunch with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who urged the pair to seize the positive momentum in ongoing talks, acknowledging however that “a number of sensitive and difficult issues” remain.Territorial matters as well as power-sharing and property rights are seen as the largest stumbling blocks to a peace deal.Earlier, Anastasiades told the forum that “2016 could be the year that we end the unacceptable status quo.”“Living in the midst of a region in turmoil, we are committed to continue working with resolve to heal what is an open wound at the heart of Europe,” he said, appealing to outsiders for economic backing.“We do hope that we should have the support of the international community at large, particularly as regards substantially contributing to meet the financial aspects of the solution,” he said.Emphasizing that Anastasiades and himself embody the last generation with living memories of a united Cyprus, Akinci described the ongoing process as “the last chance to reunite the island.”The Turkish-Cypriot leader said that energy deposits discovered off the island were a catalyst for a solution.Source: Kathimerini“With this solution, newly found hydrocarbon resources in the Eastern Mediterranean will act as a source of peace cooperation rather than conflict and tension,” he said.In earlier comments to the media, Akinci said that potential normalization of Turkish-Israeli ties would make a Cyprus peace deal an imperative.“It is important to unify Cypriot and Israeli reserves and transfer these via Cyprus to Turkey and from there to Europe,” he said. read more
Recherche contre le cancer : Sanofi-Aventis prend une option sur l’avenir États-Unis – Le groupe pharmaceutique français Sanofi-Aventis a signé un contrat de collaboration et de licence avec un institut du Dana-Farber Cancer Institute de Boston.Pour 33 millions de dollars (24,6 millions d’euros), cet accord fournira à Sanofi-Aventis “l’accès à la plateforme d’identification et de validation de cibles anticancéreuses du Belfer Institute, ainsi qu’à ses ressources en médecine translationnelle”, précise le communiqué. En clair, le groupe français aura accès aux résultats de la recherche et l’institut, en retour, sera informé des résultats obtenus par les soins prodigués aux patients.Le groupe français bénéficiera également d’une “option de licence exclusive pour développer, fabriquer et commercialiser les molécules innovantes dirigées vers des cibles identifiées et validées dans le cadre de cette collaboration de recherche”.Le Belfer Institute est leader dans la recherche sur les mécanismes fondamentaux du cancer. Les recherches portent essentiellement sur l’identification de nouvelles cibles thérapeutiques et des biomarqueurs associés. Un biomarqueur est rattaché à une cible cancéreuse spécifique. Ainsi, identifier des biomarqueurs pourrait permettre d’apporter une réponse thérapeutique adaptée en mettant sur le marché de nouveaux médicaments anticancéreux.Le 24 septembre 2010 à 10:35 • Emmanuel Perrin read more
April 15, 2019 Posted: April 15, 2019 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Jury selection begins in antitrust lawsuit between Apple and Qualcomm KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in a case between technology giants Apple and Qualcomm, with Apple seeking billions over what it claims are exorbitant and unfair fees Qualcomm allegedly charged for the use of Qualcomm chips in iPhones.The trial slated to begin this week in San Diego federal court is the latest in a string of legal battles between the two companies.Apple is accusing Qualcomm of charging excessive royalties for Qualcomm’s hardware featured in older iPhone models. The iPhone maker says that despite Qualcomm supplying only some components used in iPhones, the San Diego- based mobile chip company has sought money based on the total cost of each phone.Apple alleges it’s paid Qualcomm $7.50 per iPhone sold, when the true fee should be around $1.50 per iPhone.Apple also says that Qualcomm has withheld around $1 billion in rebates it was supposed to pay Apple as reimbursement for the patent royalties, which U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel recently ruled Qualcomm was obligated to pay. Curiel is also overseeing this week’s trial, and his decision regarding the rebates will not be made final until the trial concludes.Qualcomm alleges that Apple is committing patent infringement by using Qualcomm technologies that improve iPhone battery life without permission.Its claims have secured legal victories in the form of injunctions prohibiting the sale of certain iPhone models in Germany and China.Qualcomm has also faced antitrust accusations from countries around the globe, with the company fined by China, South Korea, and the European Union over complaints that it’s operating as a monopoly.Qualcomm says it only withheld its rebate payments to Apple because Apple made misleading accusations to the Korea Fair Trade Commission during its antitrust investigation, while Apple says Qualcomm withheld the rebates as punishment for its fair cooperation with Korean regulators.Last month, Qualcomm won a local legal battle against Apple, when a federal jury in San Diego awarded Qualcomm $31 million in damages for Apple’s infringement of three Qualcomm patents.“Today’s unanimous jury verdict is the latest victory in our worldwide patent litigation directed at holding Apple accountable for using our valuable technologies without paying for them,” Don Rosenberg, Qualcomm executive vice president and general counsel, said following the verdict. “The technologies invented by Qualcomm and others are what made it possible for Apple to enter the market and become successful so quickly. The three patents found to be infringed in this case represent just a small fraction of Qualcomm’s valuable portfolio of tens of thousands of patents. We are gratified that courts all over the world are rejecting Apple’s strategy of refusing to pay for the use of our IP.”The San Diego trial is expected to last through mid-May.Meanwhile, a verdict is pending in a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit against Qualcomm for similar alleged monopolistic practices.Qualcomm’s business dealings with Apple were mentioned in the FTC’s court papers. stating “Qualcomm’s exclusive arrangement with Apple denied other baseband processor suppliers the benefits of working with a particularly important cell phone manufacturer and hampered their development into effective competitors.”Qualcomm alleged that the evidence presented in the trial “showed how Qualcomm’s years of R&D and innovation fostered competition, and growth for the entire mobile economy to the benefit of consumers around the world.”Closing arguments wrapped up in that trial in Northern California earlier this year, but a verdict is still pending from U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh. read more
Mega book retailer Barnes & Noble recently unveiled the BN eReader for Apple’s iPad, a free application it says allows users to customize their reading experience, take notes, browse newspapers and magazines, and share e-books with friends.“BN eReader for iPad is designed to offer an easy, yet sophisticated, customizable reading experience,” BarnesandNoble.com digital products vice president Doug Gottlieb tells FOLIO:. “It is the only app that enables iPad users to share e-books with friends, shop Barnes & Noble’s vast catalogue of more than one million e-books and periodicals and access their personal Barnes & Noble digital library across multiple devices.”Barnes & Nobile developed the app in-house using Apple’s Software Developer Kit (SDK). The app allows users to adjust page colors, fonts and themes and to switch between portrait and landscape views. “Our testing included talking to customers to find out what they wanted from an e-reader app for iPad, using what we learned with the Nook reader, as well as what we learned from creating our own e-reader app for other devices and drawing on our own experience as avid readers,” says Gottlieb. The BN eReader for iPad also utilizes Barnes & Noble’s LendMe technology, which allows users to share “eligible” e-books with friends who can access them using the Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple’s iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, or computers enabled with free BN eReader software for up to 14 days. “The LendMe experience was designed to be seamlessly integrated with the iPad,” Gottlieb explains. “BN eReader for iPad users can simply choose an eligible e-book flagged with the LendMe icon, then access their existing contacts in iPad’s onboard address book, tap the contact button and send the lend offer, all without needing to type a single word.”Chad Phelps, executive vice president of e-media at F+W Media, believes the BN eReader will provide magazine publishers with another important distribution mechanism. “Rather than relying solely on digital distributors of individual magazine issues, publishers need to see themselves as content providers and use the platform for instant distribution of their content with no third party involvement or technology investment,” he says. “Periodical rate has given way to digital delivery.”For F+W, which publishes and sells books and other products in addition to magazines, Phelps belives the BN eReader is the “future of ‘book’ selling. “The launch of the app also validates key indicators for all of us in the content business,” he says. “By being platform-agnostic, launching the iPad app in addition to their existing apps for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Mobile phones, B&N is truly allowing its users to consume content on any device.” read more
WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the 474 runners and walkers, 49 sponsors, and countless volunteers and public safety officials who made last Sunday’s 14th Annual Wilmington Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk a success. Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related15th Annual Wilmington Half Marathon Set For September 29In “Community”15th Annual Wilmington Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk Set For September 29In “Business”CHAMBER CORNER: Meet Assunta Perez Of DaMore LawIn “Business” read more
Patancheru: District SFI president Sandeep on Wednesday demanded immediate provision of basic facilities in government schools and solutions to students’ problems. He was speaking during State-wide bandh called by Left student organisations. Educational institutions in Patancheru industrial area were closed during the day.Sandeep demanded immediate recruitment of vacant teacher and lecturer posts and provision of drinking water, benches, classrooms, washrooms, lack of which was causing hardship to students. He warned of intensifying the agitation if the demands were not conceded. Among those who organised the bandh were SFI district leaders Ranjith, Vinay, Naveen, Rithik, Kittu.