Journalists prosecuted for covering murder case involving president’s relatives

first_img to go further South KoreaAsia – Pacific January 14, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists prosecuted for covering murder case involving president’s relatives News RSF_en South KoreaAsia – Pacific News Reporters Without Borders condemns the criminal defamation proceedings against two independent journalists, Kim Ou-joon and Choo Chin-woo, that have been under way for more than a year. President Park Geun-hye’s brother, Park Ji-man, accuses them of insinuating that he was involved in the 2011 murder of his cousin. Follow the news on South Korea Organisation News Help by sharing this information RSF calls for the release of South Korean journalist jailed for defamation Receive email alerts Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” News November 19, 2020 Find out more On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia They were acquitted on all charges in a jury trial last year but the prosecutor appealed, without presenting any new evidence, and a Seoul high court judge is due to issue a verdict on 16 January.Kim presents Naneun Ggomsuda, a podcast created in April 2011 (20 months before President Park’s election), in which Choo criticized inconsistencies in the investigation into the murder of Park Ji-man’s cousin, Park Yongchul. According to Choo, the police failed to account for many facts and contradictions that cast doubt on the investigation’s hasty conclusions. Claiming he had been defamed, Park Ji-man sued both of them. “This prosecution is a crude manoeuvre designed to dissuade journalists from doing their job in a matter of public interest,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk.“The work done by Choo and Kim could not only shed new light on the murder but also expose an attempt to hush up the case. The courts must recognize the media’s right to cover public interest matters, regardless of their sensitivity. They must also refrain from applying defamation laws that provide for jail sentences and thereby encourage self-censorship and endanger freedom of information.”The Korean Union of Media Workers issued a statement on 7 January accusing the authorities to trying to intimidate the two journalists, who have received international support from various quarters including well-known US philosopher and political commentator Noam Chomsky.Chomsky called their prosecution “a serious attack on freedom of press” and, referring to South Korean democracy, said “some of its achievements are being undermined.”A petition for the journalists’ acquittal can be signed here.South Korea has been falling in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index for the past three years and is now ranked 57th out of 180 countries.(photo: Makiko Segawa) November 11, 2020 Find out more August 18, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Rebel chief makes death threat

first_img Reporters Without Borders today voiced its utmost concern about threats to the life of Belgian journalist Els de Temmerman by Ugandan rebels. In particular, the organization is concerned about a letter from rebel chief Joseph Kony, found on a rebel captured by the Ugandan army, in which Kony calls for De Temmerman’s “elimination”.In a letter to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said: “We are extremely concerned about this murder order, and we ask you to ensure that Ms. De Temmerman’s security is guaranteed at all times, including when she is travelling, so that she can continue her work”.This death threat follows the publication of a book by De Temmerman entitled “Daughters of Aboke” in which she describes the mistreatment of adolescents who are forced to joint the rebel movement headed by Kony, a religious fanatic. De Temmerman, a former VRT correspondent, has felt under threat from Kony since January as a result of her work on behalf of the “kadogo”, the children who are forced to take up arms.Nonetheless, she has stressed her intention to remain in the country. “Iwill continue my programme in favor of the child soldiers of Uganda. What I am currently undergoing is nothing compared with what these children and their families have been suffering for years,” she has said. News UgandaAfrica News July 31, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Rebel chief makes death threat January 13, 2021 Find out more UgandaAfrica Follow the news on Uganda Receive email alerts Organisation Ugandan president threatens to “bankrupt” leading dailycenter_img News Uganda urged to free two journalist held since last week on libel charges News RSF_en to go further June 4, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Uganda blocks social media and messaging apps, isolating election March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Limerick homes evacuated over undetonated grenade

first_imgNewsBreaking newsLimerick homes evacuated over undetonated grenadeBy Staff Reporter – October 17, 2017 4108 Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email TAGSarmyEODgrenadelimerick Previous articleNetwork gap between men and women discussed at Network Ireland Limerick eventNext articleNew electronic referral system to speed up medical appointments Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook Printcenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter The army bomb disposal unit were called to Limerick this evening.AN Investigation is underway in Limerick after an undetonated grenade was found in the city during the early hours of this Tuesday.Shortly after 1.30am this Tuesday morning, homes in the Pennywell area of Limerick city were evacuated following the discovery of a grenade near a home in the city.After Gardai were notified, the Cork based Explosive Ordinance Disposal team from the Irish Army were deployed to the scene.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Upon arrival, the team found that the grenade had failed to explode.An immediate cordon was set up and the neighbouring homes were evacuated for safety.A controlled explosion was carried out and some time after 3.15am, the are was declared safe and residents were allowed to return to their homes.Gardai in Limerick are now investigating the incident.See more Limerick news here Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” last_img read more

Donegal group claims 1,000’s of penalty points go unawarded

first_img Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also By News Highland – July 6, 2011 Facebook Pinterest Google+ Facebook Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDonegal and Derry groups awarded International Fund for Ireland moniesNext articleDonegal milk producers warned they could face EU superlevy News Highland LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published center_img Google+ WhatsApp Newsx Adverts WhatsApp Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Donegal Road Safety Group PARC says thousands of drivers are still not receiving penalty points due to them because the current government is foot dragging in enforcing new legislation.In simple terms, It is claimed that many drivers convicted of motoring offences are escaping their penalties by either not producing their license in court or by claiming they have not received a summons.The last government changed legislation to prevent this happening but PARC claims that the current government has yet to enforce that legislation.Spokesperson Susan Grey says they have been assured enforcement will begin in weeks, but that promise has been made before:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/susansections.mp3[/podcast] Donegal group claims 1,000’s of penalty points go unawardedlast_img read more

Udaras to meet with Gallagher’s Bakery owners

first_img Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp The owners of Gallagher’s Bakery in Ardara are being urged to reverse a decision to close some of its operations which will lead to loss of at least of 124 jobs.A further 40 jobs are dependent on the company completing the sale of its Gallagher’s Fresh division.Údarás na Gaeltachta approved a funding package for the company early last year, but it was not drawn down.Udarus Bord member Senator Brian O’Domhnaill has confirmed that this funding remains available to them.Uduras will meet with management of the company later today, Senator O’Domhnaill hopes they will reverse their decision to close…….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/brir830.mp3[/podcast] 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Twittercenter_img Newsx Adverts Google+ Udaras to meet with Gallagher’s Bakery owners RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleAt least 124 jobs lost at Gallagher’s Bakery, ArdaraNext articleOrthodondist waiting time at LGH now four years for some patients News Highland By News Highland – January 27, 2011 Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: US reports over 70,000 new cases for 1st time since July

first_imgSamara Heisz/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 1.1 million people worldwide.Over 41.7 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The criteria for diagnosis — through clinical means or a lab test — has varied from country to country. Still, the actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the virus has rapidly spread to every continent except Antarctica.The United States is the worst-affected country, with more than 8.4 million diagnosed cases and at least 223,051 deaths.California has the most cases of any U.S. state, with more than 893,000 people diagnosed, according to Johns Hopkins data. California is followed by Texas and Florida, with over 871,000 cases and over 768,000 cases, respectively.Nearly 200 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, at least 10 of which are in crucial phase three studies. Of those 10 potential vaccines in late-stage trials, there are currently five that will be available in the United States if approved.Here’s how the news developed Friday. All times Eastern:Oct 23, 10:14 amPoland sees record rise in new cases ahead of nationwide ‘red zone’ restrictionsPoland confirmed 13,632 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, the country’s highest figure since the pandemic began.An additional 153 deaths from COVID-19 were also registered nationwide, down from a peak of 168 a day earlier. The cumulative total now stands at 228,318 cases and 4,172 deaths, according to the Polish Ministry of Health.Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced that, starting Saturday, the entire nation of 38 million people will be placed in a “red zone” of strict measures aimed at curbing further spread of the novel coronavirus, just short of a lockdown. The measures include wearing masks at all times outdoors, switching all primary schools to remote learning and the closure of restaurants except for takeaway and delivery services.“We absolutely must cut the means of transmission of infection,” Morawiecki said.Oct 23, 9:34 amHalloween still on at the White House, but with ‘extra precautions’The White House grounds will open to costumed trick-or-treaters on Sunday for the annual Halloween festivities, but with “extra precautions” in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a statement from the first lady’s office.All guests are required to wear a face covering and practice social distancing during their visit. All personnel working the event must wear a face covering, while any staff passing out candy will be required to wear gloves. Guest capacity will be limited, with extended event hours.Social distancing measures will be in place, and hand sanitizer will be available throughout the event route. Each department will utilize a “no-touch approach” when distributing product in their area.The statement said President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will “greet” trick-or-treaters as they pass by the South Portico of the White House. In previous years, the couple have handed out candy themselves.Oct 23, 9:11 amFrance hits new record of over 41,000 new cases in a dayFrance confirmed 41,622 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, its highest single-day count since the start of the pandemic.The country’s public health agency also registered an additional 165 fatalities from COVID-19 in 24 hours. The cumulative total now stands at 999,043 cases with 34,210 deaths.France has the seventh-highest case count in the world, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.More than 10,000 patients remain hospitalized for COVID-19 across France, including 1,627 in intensive care, according to the public health agency.COVID-19 patients now take up more than 60% of all intensive care beds in hospitals across the greater Paris region of Ile-de-France, a spokesperson for the regional health agency told ABC News. That figure is up from 59.3% on Tuesday.French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced Thursday that a 9 p.m. curfew already in place in Paris and eight other major cities would be extended to cover 54 of the country’s 94 administrative departments. Some 46 million residents will be under the curfew by Saturday night.Oct 23, 8:16 amRussia reports over 17,000 new cases for first timeRussia confirmed 17,340 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, setting a new national record, according to the coronavirus response headquarters.It’s the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic that Russia’s daily case count has surpassed 17,000. The country’s previous record of 16,319 new cases was set on Tuesday.An additional 283 deaths from COVID-19 were also registered in the last 24 hours, down from a peak of 317 on Wednesday, according to Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters.Almost a third of the new cases — 5,478 — and nearly 21% of the deaths — 61 — were reported in the capital, Moscow, the epicenter of the country’s outbreak and recent surge.The cumulative totals now stand at 1,480,646 cases and 25,525 fatalities, according to Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters.The Eastern European country of 145 million people has the fourth-highest tally of COVID-19 cases in the world, behind only the United States, India and Brazil, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Oct 23, 7:32 amA quarter of US hospitals have 80% of ICU beds full, HHS memo saysA quarter of hospitals across the United States have intensive care units that are more than 80% occupied, according to an internal memo from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that was obtained by ABC News on Thursday night.That figure is up from the summertime peak, when 17-18% of U.S. hospitals had 80% of ICU beds full.The memo, which is circulated among the highest levels of the federal government and is used to determine daily priorities for the agencies working on a COVID-19 response, said 41 U.S. states and territories are in an upward trajectory of new infections, while five jurisdictions are at a plateau and nine others are in a downward trend.There were 417,899 new cases confirmed during the period of Oct. 15-21, a 14% increase from the previous week. There were also 5,413 fatalities from COVID-19 recorded during the same period, a 10.6% increase compared with the week prior, according to the memo.Meanwhile, the national positivity rate for COVID-19 tests increased from 5.1% to 5.8% in week-to-week comparisons, the memo said.COVID-19 hospitalizations in Alaska reached a four-month peak, with the state’s daily average increasing to 8.5 hospitalizations per 100,000 people during the period of Oct. 12-18, compared to 5.9 per 100,000 the previous week. Adults in their 20s and 30s were said to be driving the state’s outbreak, according to the memo.Idaho’s positivity rate for COVID-19 tests increased to 16.7% during the week ending Oct.14, more than triple the national rate of 5.4% for that time period. The state’s ICU hospitalizations related to COVID-19 reached a record high of 61 patients on Oct. 15, the memo said.Montana reported 393 new cases per 100,000 people in the last week, more than triple the national average of 117 per 100,000. The state has the third-highest rate of new infections in the country, according to the memo.COVID-19 hospitalizations in New Mexico increased by 101% in the first half of October. The state reported a 51.9% jump in new cases and a 21.1% increase in new deaths in the week ending Oct. 18, compared to the prior week, the memo said.Oklahoma saw a record high of 821 COVID-19 hospitalizations on Oct. 20, according to the memo.In Oregon, cases are at the highest point they have been since the start of the pandemic, the memo said.South Dakota has the second-highest rate of new cases in the country and the fourth-highest test positivity rate. The test positivity rate is on the rise in 45 counties, suggesting it has not yet peaked. Out of all South Dakota counties, 82% have moderate or high levels of community transmission, with 71% having high levels of community transmission, according to the memo.Tennessee reported 3,317 new cases on Oct. 19, its highest single-day increase to date. The previous record of 3,314 new cases was reported on July 13.Texas’ cumulative total of cases surpassed 800,000 on Oct. 13, becoming only the second state in the country to do so.Oct 23, 6:54 amUS reports over 70,000 new cases for first time since JulyThere were 71,671 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the United States on Thursday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.It’s the highest daily tally the country has reported since mid-July, almost surpassing the national record of more than 77,000 new cases in a single day. The latest case count was also nearly 9,000 more than the previous day.An additional 856 fatalities from COVID-19 were also registered nationwide Thursday, down by from a peak of 2,666 new deaths in mid-April.A total of 8,409,312 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 223,051 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 70,000 for the first time in mid-July.The daily tally of new cases has gradually come down since then but has started to climb again in recent weeks and is now averaging around 60,000 per day.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Premier Foods announces refinancing deal

first_imgPremier Foods, the food group behind Rank Hovis, has announced a new refinancing package – which it claims will aid its new growth strategies.Under the terms of the package, banking facilities of £1.2bn have been extended from December 2013 to June 2016. The refinancing package is subject to the formalities of final documents being signed, which are expected by the end of March, and comes after weeks of speculation the company was a close to securing a deal with its lenders.Premier Foods said that its covenants had also been re-set to reflect the “group’s growth priorities of focusing investment behind eight Power Brands [one of which is Hovis], strengthening its capabilities, reducing costs and divesting selected businesses”. The total interest rate swap portfolio, including previously restructured swaps, will be restructured into an additional term loan of approximately £200m, which will have the effect of reducing the group’s interest expense. Additionally, the Trustees of the Group’s pension schemes have agreed to defer deficit contribution payments until 2014.Premier’s shares were 258p five years ago and sank as low as 3p in November before recovering to 10.88p as of 9 March.In a statement, Premier said: “The group reiterates that it expects overall financial results for 2011, both reported and underlying, to be at the lower end of market expectations and that its current focus continues to be to stabilise the business and invest in its recovery and future growth.”It added that further  details of the refinancing package and trading performance would be provided when it announces its 2011 full-year results and details of its growth strategies, expected to be at the end of March.last_img read more

A letter to the Class of 2020

first_imgHarvard belongs to all of us and we belong to Harvard and to each other. This manifests itself most clearly, when — as alumni — we elect the Overseers of the University and Elected Directors of the Harvard Alumni Association. This is an enormous responsibility, which we hold together. Harvard alumni have created this community for you and now you can join us in paying it forward.Wherever, however, and whenever, there are so many ways for you to maintain and build your own Harvard community.It could be by continuing to hang out with your classmates, physically or virtually; or via your School reunions; or through your local club; or through one of the 57 HAA Shared Interest Groups like Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs, Harvard Alumni for Education,  Harvard-Radcliffe Science Fiction Alumni, or Harvard Alumni for Oceania. Look for us on your School or Harvard Alumni Association website, on our club and shared-interest-group websites; our Facebook pages; on our Instagram and Twitter feeds; and even in the depths of subreddits.Wherever you go, this community will be there for you. We are waiting to meet you and we already have your back. Come and find us!So, I know now where I will be on May 28. I won’t be in Tercentenary Theatre; I will be here in Melbourne, Australia, in the middle of the night in my pajamas, watching the livestream from Cambridge together with you and your families and crying tears of joy and pride for Hamish; for Ana, Liz, and Spencer; and for the incomparable Harvard University Class of 2020. The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Like you, I thought I knew exactly where I would be on May 28, 2020: in Tercentenary Theatre welcoming you to the Harvard Alumni community as president of the Alumni Association. As a parent, I was also looking forward to celebrating the graduation of my son, Hamish, from the College, together with his roommates Ana, Liz, and Spencer and their families.While we have lost a magical day together, you have given us so much more to celebrate on May 28.We — the entire alumni community — are proud of your class. Like your families, we are proud of your hard work and achievement and, like your families, we are overwhelmingly proud of the way you have met the challenges of this year.To protect the people of Massachusetts from the COVID-19 pandemic you left your classes and, in many cases, your home at Harvard to move to a virtual mode of education. At the same time, you stepped up to serve your communities across the world. Some of you moved straight onto the front lines of the pandemic, like the Harvard Medical School Class of 2020 students who chose to graduate early so they could join the fight and those from the T.H. Chan School of Public Health who volunteered to provide the contact tracing system for Massachusetts. Others kept student-led organizations like the Phillips Brooks House Association, WHRB, and The Crimson operating. Business School students banded together to create networks that kept PPE flowing to Boston-area hospitals. You have reached out to mentor students whose elementary and high schools are closed, staged virtual voter registration drives, supported your families, fed medical workers, and more. My heart is ready to burst with admiration.So many of you physically left Harvard in mid-March, well before you expected. However, you will find that you never leave Harvard. Your classmates and your experiences will always remain yours and you will discover that Harvard is even bigger and better after you graduate.You all are part of a community that includes everyone who has ever studied or worked at the University, a community that reaches to all parts of the world. It is a community that will welcome you unconditionally in places you wouldn’t expect. Living in southern Australia, after growing up in Arctic Canada, and having lived and/or worked on every continent except the Antarctic, I can say this from personal experience. (I am also sure there is also a Harvard community in Antarctica. I just haven’t met them yet.)Harvard belongs to all of us. “Wherever you go, this community will be there for you. We are waiting to meet you and we already have your back.”last_img read more

[The Source Podcast] Make it Real at the Dell EMC Customer Solutions Centers

first_imgThe Dell EMC Customer Solution Centers (CSC) are designed to help you, our customers, “Make it Real.”  A place where our world-class IT experts collaborate with you to share best practices across the Dell EMC and Dell Technologies product portfolio.Supporting technical briefings, architectural design sessions and proof of concepts, the CSC provides the ability for you to see the solutions of the future and test your solution against your business needs – so you can move forward with confidence.I sat down with KC Choi, Sr Vice President Dell EMC Presales. We talked “Making it Real” and how to engage in the CSC and Executive Briefing process.With 18 locations globally, most CSCs are located alongside one of our Executive Briefing Centers, providing the ability to test drive how the solutions will work. Locations in North America include:  Chicago, Hopkinton, Nashville, New York, Round Rock, Santa Clara, Washington DC – There is sure to be a CSC near you. If you’re international, centers in Asia Pacific include Beijing, Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo – EMEA: Cork, Dubai, Frankfurt, Luderick, Lodz, Paris and in Latin America, Mexico City and San Paulo.Get Dell EMC The Source app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, and Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play.Dell EMC The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)last_img read more

Cereal survey determines fate of dining hall cereal menu

first_imgStudents who saw Tony the Tiger, Lucky the Leprechaun and Fred Flintstone in North and South Dining Hall Thursday afternoon were not simply sleep deprived from their first week back after break.These three beloved advertising cartoon mascots were invited to campus for Notre Dame’s annual Serious Cereal Survey event, where students vote for which cereals will be served in the dining halls next fall.The survey allowed students to choose the dining hall they normally eat at and then pick their three favorite cereals at that dining hall. Students were also able to sample new cereals including Oreo O’s breakfast cereal, Nutter Butter breakfast cereal and others to vote whether they want the dining hall to add these cereals to the menu.Currently, the top three most popular cereals at North Dining Hall are Special K with Red Berries, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Lucky Charms. The most popular cereals at South Dining Hall are Cracklin’ Oat Bran, Special K with Red Berries and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Reggie Kalili, the assistant director for marketing for campus dining, said in an email.Kenzie Hengesbach, a sophomore media assistant for campus dining, encouraged students to fill out the cereal survey at North Dining Hall. She said people seemed to be enjoying the new cereals, but people also stood by the typical ones.“A lot of people today have actually gone for like Cracklin’ Oat Bran and just the classic cereals,” Hengesbach said.Brian LaVaque, a Kellogg’s area sales manager, attended the event at North Dining Hall to encourage students to fill out the survey and to promote the Kellogg’s cereals.“The cereal survey is a Notre Dame campus dining tradition, it’s been going on for a number of years, and Kellogg’s has been a part of it for a very long time,” LaVaque said. “It’s a great event to get student’s exposed to some new cereals that everyone has offer and give the students a choice to pick what cereals they want to see in the dining halls next fall.”LaVaque specifically drew students’ attention to one of Kellogg’s newest breakfast cereals.“Today we have all of our classic cereals out here, Frosted Flakes, Fruit Loops, Apple Jacks and Special K Red Berries, but the new one we want to get students to taste is the Cinnamon Frosted Flakes,” he said.As freshman Caroline Tracey sampled the cereals, she said her go-to cereal at the dining hall is Lucky Charms, but she hopes the dining hall will consider serving Rice Krispies.“They have the Cocoa Krispies, but not Rice Krispies which drives me crazy because then I have to buy the normal one at LaFun,” Tracey said.Reflecting on the cereals she ate as a child, Tracey said her favorite cereal has changed over the course of her life.“When I was a kid I ate a lot of Honey Bunches of Oats and Rice Krispies,” she said. “My mom wouldn’t buy Lucky Charms, so I would only get it at my friends’ houses, so now I eat it a lot.”Tracey said she usually eats cereal in the dining hall for breakfast or for a snack, but freshman Helton Rodriguez said he thinks cereal could be either breakfast, a snack or dessert.“A snack to me would just be the cereal by itself. Breakfast would be with milk, and maybe bananas and strawberries mixed in with it. And then for dessert, I’ve had yogurt and cereal with maybe jam on top,” Rodriguez said. “I think it all depends on how you make it.”last_img read more