Tesco accused of exploiting charity slogan

first_imgTesco accused of exploiting charity slogan AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Unicef Ireland’s executive director Melanie Verwoerd said however they had been getting calls non-stop from people asking them what the link was with Tesco.“Change for Good” is trade marked Unicef for charity usage but is not trademarked for commercial or retail use.Ms Verwoerd said, however, “this is not a legal issue. It is a moral issue” and she called on the public “who have children’s welfare at heart, to consider carefully who they support when making consumer choices”.Tesco has used “Change for Good” as part of a summer advertising price reduction campaign. A spokesman for the company said “our ‘Change for Good’ programme has proven very popular with consumers who have seen significant reductions in the price of groceries as confirmed by the National Consumer Agency’s survey this week”.There were discussions between the two sides about the slogan. Tesco said “there was one short meeting and some e-mails were exchanged which we believed had resolved the issue”.Ms Verwoerd rejected this and said they had contacted Tesco in May and eventually, she said, “they told us it would be a low-key, below the radar in-store campaign but it is a major campaign”.Tesco sources insist the supermarket was unaware of Unicef’s use of the slogan when it started its campaign. Ms Vorwoerd said “I find that very hard to believe. Has none of them flown transatlantic with Aer Lingus?”www.unicef.ie  70 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Tagged with: corporate Ireland Law / policy Howard Lake | 29 July 2009 | News Unicef Ireland and Tesco have become embroiled in a row over the use of the slogan “Change for Good”.Unicef Ireland has accused Tesco Ireland of capitalising on the name of one of its “longest running and best-known campaigns,” in place since 1987. Unicef uses the slogan for its campaign with 10 international airlines on long-haul flights where passengers donate foreign currency and in Ireland the campaign is run in conjunction with Aer Lingus and has raised €6.8 million since 1997.Tesco has expressed surprise at Unicef and insisted “there is no question of misusing their brand which is registered only for use by charities”. Advertisementlast_img read more

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University Starting this Thursday at La Cañada Presbyterian

first_img 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News More Cool Stuff HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Faith & Religion News Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University Starting this Thursday at La Cañada Presbyterian From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, April 9, 2012 | 1:30 pmcenter_img Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News La Cañada Presbyterian Church is pleased to offer Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University starting this Thursday, April 12 at 6:45 p.m. and running through to June 14. Around the nation, more than 1.5 million families have saved thousands through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. Now, La Cañada Presbyterian Church brings the course to the Crescenta Valley. This 10-week video training course features the financial management teachings of nationally acclaimed author, radio host and television personality, Dave Ramsey, covering topics such as super saving, cash flow planning, investing, debt dumping and more.In a recent article, the Los Angeles Times reported on two families who used Dave Ramsey’s course to get out of debt (Sunday, March 25, 2012, The Los Angeles Times, Business Section). With the recession and collapse of the housing market, this is a timely subject for any who have been struggling with financial strain.The fee for the course and materials is $89 per family unit (single, married, family) when registering on DaveRamsey.com or $75 when registering with course administrator, Larry Oliver. Oliver has also made a special offer — anyone can attend the first class for free. For more information or to register, contact Larry Oliver at [email protected] or call (818) 952-9900. The course will be held at the church, 626 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. For more information about LCPC and its programs, visit www.lacanadapc.org.About La Cañada Presbyterian ChurchLa Cañada Presbyterian Church (LCPC) began in 1948 with 158 members and a vision to reach the world for Jesus Christ. That early church was built quite literally on faith and charity from remainder brick and an operating budget that turned just about all of its revenue into active ministry. Through 65 years of outreach, LCPC grew to 2,000 active attendees doing ministry throughout Southern California and in 40 countries around the world. In 2010 the church completed a campus expansion which doubled its physical base for ministry and kept its historical sanctuary as the heart of the new grounds.La Cañada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Boulevard, La Cañada, (818) 790-6708 or visit www.lacanadapc.org. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

Two Caltech Grads Selected for Fulbright Fellowships

first_imgEducation Two Caltech Grads Selected for Fulbright Fellowships By ROBERT PERKINS Published on Monday, June 15, 2020 | 2:34 pm 61 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Jade Livingston (l) and Karen Pham (r)This winter, two recent Caltech graduates are scheduled to head abroad to conduct research through Fulbright Fellowships. Jade Livingston (BS ’20), who majored in biology and is from Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts, will travel to Melbourne, Australia, to study marine microbes found on coral reefs. Karen Pham (BS ’20), who majored in geology and is from Orange, California, will travel to Oslo, Norway, to explore how best to incorporate fossil data into computational evolutionary models.The Fulbright Scholar Program, created by the U.S. Congress in 1946, is a cultural exchange program that offers grants to Americans who wish to perform research or pursue creative activities abroad. More than 140 countries are involved in the program, which sends approximately 1,200 scholars from the United States abroad each year. The fellowships usually begin a few months after graduation, but COVID-related travel restrictions have delayed this year’s program until early 2021 at the soonest.Livingston, whose interest in science was kindled at an early age by the exploits of French marine explorer Jacques Cousteau, says the opportunity to study marine biology in Australia fulfills a childhood dream.As a freshman at Caltech, Livingston discovered a love of microbiology in the lab of Dianne Newman, the Gordon M. Binder/Amgen Professor of Biology and Geobiology, and later worked at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. In Australia, she will work with Linda Blackall and Madeleine van Oppen of the University of Melbourne. Blackall and van Oppen have cultivated a coral algae that can survive higher temperatures, making them less prone to the coral bleaching associated with rising ocean temperatures. Livingston plans to see whether that heat tolerance is the result of a symbiotic relationship between the algae and any microbes associated with them. Eventually, this line of research could help develop strategies to protect coral reefs from climate change.“It’s microbiology and marine biology and functional science. That’s inspiring to me—to do science that has practical applications. I value discovery for discovery’s sake, but I like to know that down the line this could really help the world,” Livingston says.Pham, who was planning to begin her Fulbright work in August, will instead matriculate in the fall in the PhD program in geosciences at Pennsylvania State University, where she will conduct research until travel restrictions are eased. There, she will work with paleoecologist Sarah Ivory to study how the environmental evolution of the earth over geologic time affects species distributions and therefore their extinction risks. Pham has already won Penn State’s Fund for Excellence in Graduate Recruitment award and a University Graduate Fellowship, as well as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.Currently, Pham works with George Rossman, professor of mineralogy, on using neural networks to improve mineral identifications. Once in Norway, Pham plans to collaborate with Lee Hsiang Liow of the University of Oslo. Liow also has an affiliation with the Natural History Museum of Oslo, and will work with Pham on research that examines the best ways to incorporate data gathered from fossils into computational evolutionary models. Such models allow scientists to better understand the rate at which new species are created as well as rates of extinction. Specifically, Pham plans to work with bryozoans, colony-dwelling aquatic invertebrates that are well-established in the fossil record.“The Fulbright Program is an amazing opportunity to work face-to-face for months with researchers who you might otherwise only connect with at conferences or through email. A global perspective is crucial to develop in science, and I am so grateful to be able to not only work with Lee Hsiang but to do so while living in a different country,” Pham says. “I’m looking forward to getting started.”More than 390,000 scholars have received a Fulbright Fellowship since the program’s inception in 1946. The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually, according to its website. Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Business News Make a comment STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Peter Hutton resigns as Finn Harps manager

first_img Facebook Peter Hutton has resigned as the manager of First Division club Finn Harps.He made the announcement just minutes after Harps’ final home league game of the season against Athlone Town last night.Finn Harps won their game against the newly crowned Division One Champions by three goals to two but this first win after five straight league losses was overshadowed by the news that the Donegal club is now managerless.Hutton, who enjoyed a distinghuished playing career with Derry City – with ogver 600 appearances -also managed Derry twice as caretaker manager – in 2004 for a short period in the aftermath of Gavin Dykes’ departure and prior to the appointment of Stephen Kenny, and in 2007 succeeding Pat Fenlon.On 3 May 2011 Peter Hutton took over the management of Finn Harps along with former Northern Ireland international and fellow former Derry City player Felix Healy.Healy subseqeuntly departed and Hutton took full control.Harps were fancied by many to challenge strongly for promotion and to build on last season.However, after a bright start they struggled – particularly away from home.Hutton did guide Harps to an FAI Cup quarter-final for the first time since 1999 but they went into the Athlone game on the back of a five match losing run in the league. His departure was not hugely unexpected.Hutton issued a statement afterwards in which he thanked the club for giving him the opportunity to take charge.But it is clear that the financial realities of running a club on a shoestring was frustrating and clearly inhibited his desire to develop the team further.Harps have just one game left, away to Salthill Devon next weekend. Peter Hutton resigns as Finn Harps manager Donegal to get 50 tickets for Armagh but not for spectators Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img NewsSport By News Highland – October 5, 2013 Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry O’Kane and McCarter take up coaching rules Previous articleSlight fall in September Live Register figuresNext articleReferendum Count – Update News Highland Twitter Google+last_img read more

Dora and Spiderman at Spring Fest

first_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… “We have a huge number of door prizes to give away and we’ll be giving them away at 15 minute intervals,” she said. “We have a large variety of prizes including gift certificates from local restaurants and shops. But you do have to be present to win.”A special prize will be awarded to the person who is wearing the most green in recognition of St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “Spring Fest is going to be a great day to come together to celebrate spring and St. Patrick’s Day and just to be outside with friends and neighbors,” Jackson said. “We invite everyone to join us for this springtime event.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Dora and Spiderman at Spring Fest Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories You Might Like Local FSA office encourages celebration of Ag Day The Alabama Farm Service Agency (FSA) is joining other farm service agencies across the country in encouraging all Americans to… read more By Jaine Treadwellcenter_img By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Email the author Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Dora the Explorer and Spiderman will leave TV Land for a short time Saturday to attend Spring Fest from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in downtown Troy.Shelia Jackson, Troy tourism director, said it’s official and signed in ink that the cartoon characters will be in Troy for all the festivities of the springtime event.“Dora and Spiderman are two of the most popular cartoon characters and we are excited that they are coming to Troy,” Jackson said. “They will take time to visit with their young fans so parents are encouraged to bring their cameras and join the fun.” Print Article Next UpJackson said Spring Fest is a family event and will offer something for everyone.“We’ll have music for singing along and for dancing,” she said. “We have a couple of people who will teach several line dances so, if you don’t know how to line dance when you come, you can know when you leave. Line dancing is a lot of fun for all ages, and with a quick lesson, everyone can join in.”The weatherman has promised sunny skies so Saturday will be a good day to be outside and enjoy the company of family and friends, Jackson said.last_img read more

Kick off meet and greet set for The Square

first_img This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… “The coaches will have posters to autograph and their football schedules to hand out. I’m sure they won’t mind to have a photograph or two taken.”The emcee for the On the Square Brown Bag Lunch will be Tonya Terry, anchor of WSFA-12’s “Today in Alabama” and “Alabama Live!”“We are proud to have Tonya emcee the Brown Bag,” Jackson said. “She enjoys being back home in Troy, and she brings celebrity status to any event she attends.” Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell Kick off meet and greet set for The Square As football teams all around the county plan to “square off” on the gridirons in the coming weeks, the City of Troy Public Relations and Tourism Department will kick-off the 2015 football season on the square in downtown Troy on Thursday, Aug. 27.Shelia Jackson, public relations/tourism director, said “On the Square” is a community-wide kickoff to the city high school and university football seasons and an opportunity for the fans to “show their colors.”“Last year’s football meet and greet on The Square was a great success, and we expect this year’s event to be just as great,” Jackson said. “Fans will have an opportunity to meet head football coaches, Neal Brown of Troy University, Brad McCoy of Charles Henderson High School and Gene Allen of Pike Liberal Arts School. By Secrets Revealed Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Skip Published 3:00 am Thursday, August 20, 2015 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Latest Stories You Might Like SAEC sends Strother, Grice to Wasington for summer Pike Liberal Arts seniors Elaina Strother and Adam Grice came back from summer vacation having had a unique educational experience… read more Little Jimmy Reed and DJ Hendock will be the featured entertainment for the event.“They are both back by popular demand,” Jackson said. “Little Jimmy Reed is an outstanding blues singer and Henry Everett is one of the best disc jockeys around. They’ll have people up on their feet.” The Brown Bag “Countdown to Kickoff Meet and Greet” will be from noon until 1 p.m. on Aug. 27. Lunch will be free and there will be loads of great door prizes.Everyone is encouraged to make plans to attend.last_img read more

Boutwell escapes snake ‘wrap’

first_imgLatest Stories “She ran to call 911 and, when she got back, I told her, in a matter-of-fact way, the snake fell off and I ran over it. ‘I killed it’ I told her,’” Boutwell said. “I’m told that I proceeded to drive the lawn mower around the yard in circles until the rescue unit arrived. The paramedics determined I was in shock and took me to the emergency room.”Boutwell said she remembers absolutely nothing that happened after she first put her eyes on the snake. She vaguely remembers being in the ER.“I have blood pressure problems anyway and my blood pressure was so high they kept me in the hospital overnight,” she said. “The snake was a copperhead and, if it had bitten me ….”Boutwell said the vibration of the mower and the noise are thought to have distracted the snake and that’s probably why it fell off the riding mower.“I don’t remember the snake falling off. I don’t remember running over it. I don’t remember the paramedics coming or going to the hospital. I don’t remember anything except seeing the snake wrapped around my leg,” she said.Boutwell is sharing her story in an effort to caution people that snakes are crawling and they are looking for dry places and places to sun.“I want to caution everybody to be on the lookout for snakes,” she said. “Don’t think they are just in the weeds or bushes. They can be on your patio, in your garage, just anywhere. But what I want to say again and again is to look for snakes in places you probably wouldn’t expect to find them – on golf carts, mules, ATVs, riding lawn mowers and children’s riding toys. Snakes are crawling and you can’t be too careful, they can be anywhere that’s dry.”Boutwell acknowledges that snakes can be helpful but, as far as she is concerned, there’s only one good snake and that’s a dead snake.“Either way, be alert and be safe,” she said. Published 3:00 am Wednesday, July 5, 2017 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Boutwell escapes snake ‘wrap’ Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopencenter_img By Jaine Treadwell A warm winter and a wet spring send snakes looking for dry ground.And what better place than the warm dryness of a riding lawn mower.Nobody knows that better than Marsha Boutwell of the Center Ridge community. Boutwell was in the early minutes of mowing her lawn last Monday when she looked down to see a snake wrapped around her leg. From that moment on, Boutwell’s memory went blank.“What I remember is putting oil in the mower and then making about three rounds in the yard,” she said. “I looked down and saw the snake wrapped round my right leg.  After that, the next thing I remember is being in the emergency room at Troy Regional.”Mowing grass is a summer ritual for Boutwell. It’s a necessary chore but it’s also somewhat of a pleasure. Email the author By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Kempters to perform free concert Saturday at Ebenezer Church Ebenezer Baptist Church in Highland Home will host The Kempters in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free; a… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Most often when Boutwell is on her riding mower, so is her neighbor and sister-in-law, Joyce Boutwell. And so it was on the afternoon of the “snake incident.”“I had on jeans and sensible shoes and maybe that’s why the snake wrapped around my leg and I didn’t notice,” she said. “Or maybe it was the vibration of the motor. And, maybe, that’s what prevented the snake from biting me.”Boutwell’s neighbor said when she came driving the mower toward her house she had a strange look on her face. “Joyce said I told her that I had a snake around my leg and to get help,” Boutwell said. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Police chief resigns over online posts advocating violence against ‘Marxist Democrats’

first_imgamphotora/iStockBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(MARSHALL, Ark.) — An Arkansas police chief has resigned after admitting to authoring several social media posts in which he advocated for violence against “Marxist Democrats.”Lang Holland, who had been the chief of police in Marshall, Arkansas, resigned on Saturday after he was confronted by the city’s mayor about a series of derogatory posts made under his name on a conservative social media site.“The Marshall community does not in any way support or condone bullying or threats of violence to anyone of any political persuasion. We are a welcoming community that is humbly working to build a bright future for ALL our citizens,” Marshall Mayor Kevin Elliott said in a statement released on the city’s Facebook page. “Mr. Holland is no longer employed with the city.”Marshall, a town with of population of a little over 1,350, is about 100 miles north of Little Rock.Elliott said he became aware of the social media posts when they began circulating on Facebook and Twitter on Friday under the username “Chieflangholland.”ABC Little Rock affiliate KATV obtained screenshots of Holland’s posts before they were taken down.In one post, apparently made before the Nov. 3 presidential election, Holland wrote, “When this is over and Trump is president for 4 more years. Do not go to sleep. Do not forget what these Marxist Democrat bastards have tried to do.”The post went on to say, “When you see one in public get in their face do not give them any peace. Throw water on them at restaurants. Push them off the sidewalks. Never let them forget they are traitors and have no right to live in this Republic after what they have done.”In another post, Holland wrote, “Death to Marxist Democrats. Take no prisoners leave no survivors.”Efforts by ABC News to reach Holland for comment on Monday were unsuccessful.KATV reported that in now-deleted posts Holland had encouraged people to burn and smash Democrats’ homes and run them out of the country. According to KATV, Holland also made posts calling transgender people “mentally defective” and “perverted freaks.”After the controversy over the posts erupted, Holland allegedly responded under another user account with the username “the real chief,” denying he was the author of the initial posts and writing, “I am NOT an ignorant, violent, racist Trump disciple like I have been depicted.”In a statement to The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette of Little Rock, Arkansas, Gov. Asa Hutchinson slammed Holland’s posts as “dangerous” and called for his ouster.Earlier this year, Holland made national news by releasing a statement criticizing Hutchinson’s statewide mask mandate as “a very large overreach of the powers” by the state government. He refused to enforce the mandate.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Mycorrhizas and dark septate root endophytes in polar regions

first_imgWe review the distributions and functions of mycorrhizas and dark septate root endophytes in polar regions. Arbuscular mycorrhizas (AM) are present in the Arctic and Antarctic to 82 ºN and 63 ºS, respectively, with fine endophyte being the dominant form of AM in roots at higher latitudes. Ecto- (ECM) and ericoid (ERM) mycorrhizas both occur in the Arctic to 79 ºN, owing to the presence of species of Salix, Dryas, Vaccinium and Cassiope to this latitude. ECM and ERM are not present in Antarctic ecosystems, owing to an absence of suitable hosts. Arbutoid and orchid mycorrhizas are infrequent in the Arctic, whilst the latter is present at one location in the sub-Antarctic. Data from studies of AM, ECM and ERM colonisation along a latitudinal transect through the Arctic indicate that the frequency of plant species not colonised by mycorrhizas increases at higher latitudes, largely owing to an increase in non-mycorrhizal and a decrease in obligately mycorrhizal plant families at more northerly locations. A separate group of root- and rhizoid-associated fungi, the dark septate root endophytes (DSE), are widespread to 82 ºN and 77 ºS, and are apparently more frequent than mycorrhizal fungi in polar regions. The functions of DSE are largely unclear, but studies suggest beneficial effects on plant growth under defined conditions. We advocate further research into the effects of DSE on their host plants in polar regions.last_img read more

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first_imgThe total amount of wheat milled in the UK has increased by 2.2% for the crop-year to date, according to the latest national statistics released by Defra. The figure for the 43 weeks to 25 April 2009 stood at 5,032 thousand tonnes (tt), compared to 4,923tt for the comparable period last year. However, figures for the four weeks to 25 April, showed the total amount milled fell by 3.4% to 477tt compared with the figures for April 2008.The total home-grown wheat milled in the UK increased by 2.8% to 4,058tt for the 43 weeks to 25 April 2009, but was down by 4.7% to 375.8tt for the four weeks to 25 April 2009. The total amount of imported wheat milled stood at 101tt, up 1.9% for the same four-week period.In terms of flour production, the total amount stood at 4,007.4tt for the 43 weeks to 25 April 2009 – up 3.4%. The crop year-to-date figures show flour production for biscuit-making has increased by 10%, but cake flour and flour for food ingredients both fell, by 4.4% and 14.8% respectively.Total production of bread flour stood at 2,309tt for the 43 weeks to 25 April 2009 – down 1.4% – 1,970tt of which was white flour (-1.0%), 93.9tt brown flour (-13.5%) and 245.1tt wholemeal (+1.4%).last_img read more