Previous articleAg Equipment Manufacturers Still Struggling with COVID-19Next articleKeeping Up With Egg Demand and Bayer Settles Lawsuits on the Friday HAT Morning Edition Eric Pfeiffer SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Jun 25, 2020 North Manchester’s MPS Egg Farms Keeping Up With Strong Demand Home Indiana Agriculture News North Manchester’s MPS Egg Farms Keeping Up With Strong Demand Audio Playerhttps://www.hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/egg-demand-wrap.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Demand for eggs skyrocketed during the coronavirus pandemic.“Demand picked up nearly 100% in the first days following the big spike in coronavirus,” says Sam Krouse, VP of Business Development for MPS Egg Farms, headquartered in North Manchester, IN. “We were in a fortunate position because the virus hit as we were in a ramp up to Easter, so our inventories were relatively high. We were able to absorb a lot of what the demand was in that early period.”Krouse says the majority of their eggs are slated for grocery stores, so they were spared from having to deal with major supply chain shifts that some companies that sell primarily to restaurants had to endure.The signs at grocery stores limiting egg purchases are now gone, so how is demand now?“I think a lot of people found eggs to be a great, easy source of protein for them and their families as they were stuck inside together. So, demand stayed pretty strong, around 30% higher than normal, for about two months. So, now we’re about back to seasonal averages.”Krouse says they’ve learned a lot in the past few months.“And we’re thinking about how we can be ready should coronavirus spike again. What things can we do to have the right inventory, have the right flexibility in communication, so that we can get through whatever might happen next.”Krouse believes egg consumption will remain high going forward.“You know, it’s such a perfectly ‘on-trend’ food with respect to being a great complete nutrient, a complete protein, a whole food, no artificial ingredients obviously, that it just matches so many things that consumers are looking for, so it’s a win on all of those respects.”MPS Egg Farms is the 8th largest egg producer in the United States. Facebook Twitter
News July 15, 2020 Find out more The Sunday Leader, now being edited by his brother, Lal Wickrematunga, has continued to be subjected to pressure from government circles since his murder. A significant loss of advertising income is now threatening its economic survival. April 8, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Disgraceful” failure to identify those responsible for newspaper editor’s murder three months ago Wickrematunga’s murder in the capital marked a dramatic escalation in press freedom violations in Sri Lanka and Reporters Without Borders – which is a member of the International Mission for Press Freedom in Sri Lanka – will continue to insist that it is not left unpunished. Reporters Without Borders has gathered information from various sources that supports the theory that the Sri Lankan authorities are blocking the investigation into the murder of Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickrematunga in Colombo on 8 January, exactly three months ago today. Government officials, including Keheliya Rambukwella, said at the end of January that President Mahinda Rajapaksa would announce “very important details” about the murder in February. But since then, there has been nothing to confirm the existence of a political will to solve the case. Wickrematunga’s family and colleagues have been forced to conclude that the authorities have no interest in arresting either the perpetrators or instigators. Sri LankaAsia – Pacific The police announced the arrest of a suspect but it was just a passer-by who stole Wickrematunga’s mobile phone from the scene of the murder. At the start of this month, a court ordered that this suspect continue to be held until 16 April. In an interview for an international TV station, Wickrematunga’s widow said he had written several times to the police inspector general to tell him about the repeated threats and to request protection. The police ignored his requests. “Lasantha always said that if he was killed, it would be by the government (…) Our reports about the suffering of the civilian population did not sit well with the patriotism of the military.”The authorities have made contradictory and in some cases defamatory comments about Wickrematunga. The president’s brother, defence minister Gotabaya Rajapaksa, said in an interview for a foreign TV station: “Who is Lasantha? A tabloid publisher. Why is the world worried about one man? He criticized everybody. So everybody had a reason to kill him.” He went on to make similar comments to the Australian TV station SBS: “He has antagonised so many people. He had criticised and reported wrong things about all persons.” News News Help by sharing this information Wickrematunga’s widow, Sonali Samarasinghe, herself a journalist, said in an open letter to police inspector general Jayantha Wickremaratna in mid-March that: “There has still been no credible breakthrough in the investigation. No murder weapons, no suspect, no post mortem report has yet been made public.” Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Receive email alerts Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Sri Lanka January 13, 2021 Find out more Wickrematunga, who has just been awarded a UNESCO press freedom prize posthumously, was never given the police protection he requested. The attack took place just several hundred metres from an air force checkpoint but the assailants were able to get away. One of the motorcycles was found by the police but it is still not known if it was of any help in tracking down the assailants. RSF_en July 29, 2020 Find out more “Members of the government have made contradictory statements about the motives and identity of this leading journalist’s murderers,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It would be better if the investigation were given proper resources. We urge President Rajapaksa to assign members of the criminal investigation police to the case and to formally request the help of international experts in solving the murder.” The investigation was assigned to Colombo’s Mount Lavinia police station and a police source it was not given any special priority. The authorities said four teams were assigned to this case and to an attack on MTV, a Colombo TV station, but no significant results have been reported. Several of Wickrematunga’s colleagues have voiced concern that the Criminal Investigation Department was kept out of the case. His widow even filed a court petition for it to be transferred to the CID, but her request was denied. to go further President Rajapaksa called Wickrematunga a “terrorist journalist” during an interview with a Reporters Without Borders representative in Colombo in October 2008, three months before his murder. News Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Wickrematunga was killed by men on motorcycles as he was driving to work. They blocked his car’s path near Malagalage primary school, smashed its window and apparently beat him about the head and body with steel bars. He was taken unconscious to a hospital where he died from his head injuries. Several witnesses said no shots were heard and no bullet impacts were found. Strangely, the autopsy findings have never been released. Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Sri Lanka was ranked 165th out of 173 countries in the Reporters Without Borders 2008 press freedom index. This was the lowest ranking of any democratic country. Organisation Police spokesman Ranjith Gunasekara told journalists that the investigation was focusing on the calls Wickrematunga received on the day of his murder. Gunasekara created confusion in early March by claiming that the police had not received the forensic report from the “government analyst” (GA) although the GA insisted in statement to the press on 5 March that he had sent it several weeks earlier to Officer Hemantha Adikari at Mount Lavinia police station. Wickrematunga knew that he was being watched and was in danger. That morning he had seen two helmeted men near his home. He had told friends about it but finally decided to drive to work anyway. A relative said a motorcycle seen parked near his home belonged to the security forces.
Coronavirus: State measures must not allow surveillance of journalists and their sources to go further News EcuadorAmericas Reporters Without Borders calls for the release of newspaper editor Milton Chacaguasay Flores, who has completed half of a 10-month sentence for “insulting” a judge and could therefore be freed on good behaviour. The owner and editor of La Verdad, a weekly based in the southwestern city of Machala, Chacaguasay was convicted on appeal on 15 November 2008.“We urge the judicial authorities to rule in favour of his release,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This case highlights the need to decriminalise press offences. Jailing journalists does not redress defamation, does not help to protect society and does not protect the media against abuse of the law. This legislation must be amended.”Press offences continue to be punishable by imprisonment in Ecuador, unlike much of the western hemisphere where the general trend is towards decriminalisation in line with article 13 of the American Convention on Human Rights and the jurisprudence set by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.The complaint against Chacaguasay was brought by judge Silvio Castillo over a September 2007 article about alleged “illegal enrichment” by an unnamed judge. A lower court acquitted him in May 2008 after he demonstrated that neither he nor the newspaper were responsible for the article, which was contained in a free insert.Castillo won his case on appeal last November. The ten-month jail sentence was passed by the same court that had previously sentenced Chacaguasay to eight months in prison in February 2008 for allegedly insulting a leader of the Social Christian Party by linking him to corruption. News Reporters Without Borders calls for the release of newspaper editor Milton Chacaguasay Flores, who has completed half of a 10-month sentence for “insulting” a judge and could therefore be freed on good behaviour. The owner and editor of La Verdad, a weekly based in the southwestern city of Machala, Chacaguasay was convicted on appeal on 15 November 2008 April 10, 2020 Find out more April 15, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for release of newspaper editor who has completed half of 10-month sentence Follow the news on Ecuador Two months before Assange’s extradition hearing, RSF calls for his release on humanitarian grounds and for US Espionage Act charges to be dropped June 15, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information December 24, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts EcuadorAmericas RSF_en News News Organisation Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives
Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released A West Tyrone MLA has said that he fears that the A5 project has been put on the long finger.It was announced this week that the money allocated for the A5 road between Derry and Aughnacloy has been reallocated to fund a new Childrens Hospital for N Ireland in Belfast.Money has also been sidelined to fund road projects in Larne and Ballymeana.West Tyrone MLA Joe Byrne says people in the Northwest are now wondering if the A5 will ever happen:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/joeb530.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Facebook WhatsApp 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Twitter News West Tyrone MLA says A5 has been put on the long finger RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleFinal agreement on contract for Dungloe and Glenties Sewerage SchemesNext articleJohn Gallagher sent to prison for harassing sister News Highland By News Highland – October 24, 2013 Pinterest Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Google+ Pinterest Facebook
Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Principal claims Covid surge down to some ‘playing chicken’ with virus Facebook Twitter WhatsApp A school principal in Inishowen believes the surge in Covid-19 cases numbers is down to some people ‘playing chicken’ with the virus.Diarmuid Walsh who is Principal of St. Mary’s NS in Malin says while they are somewhat better prepared for online teaching it will be undoubtedly challenging for both parents and teachers in the weeks ahead.He has described a day in the classroom as the equivalent to a number of weeks of online learning.Mr. Walsh says it’s unfortunate that we are back to a situation, mirroring March and hopes that this time it will be short lived:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/dermotwalsh1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – January 6, 2021 Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleModerna vaccine approved for useNext article1,985 Covid cases and 13 related deaths confirmed in NI News Highland Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications
iStock/welcomia(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) — A credit card belonging to an American tourist killed six months ago while on vacation in Mexico was recently used in Oklahoma City, police said.Taylor Meyer, a 27-year-old from California, was found dead last November in Playa del Carmen, near where he was staying with several friends to celebrate one of their 30th birthdays.On Friday, the Oklahoma City Police Department posted images of the man who used the card to its Facebook page, and requested the public’s help in identifying him “to hopefully help investigators get one step closer to solving this tragic crime.”“Through the course of the investigation detectives working the case found out the victim’s credit card was used here in [Oklahoma City],” police wrote in a Facebook post. The man seen in the photos was driving a silver SUV and he was accompanied by a woman at the time, Oklahoma City police said. They are urging anyone who knows the identity of the man to contact Crime Stoppers at 405-235-7300 or submit a tip online (case #19-0028862).In an interview with ABC Los Angeles Station KABC following his death, Meyer’s parents said they were told that his body was found in a park not far from the bar where he had been with friends, and that his wallet, watch, shoes and iPhone had been taken.Playa del Carmen sits along the Caribbean Sea in eastern Mexico.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Back to overview,Home naval-today Image of the Day: Sea Hawk Carries Out VBSS Drills An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8, conducts a helicopter visit, board, search, and seizure training exercise with Range Support Craft (RSC) 1. Authorities Share this article Image of the Day: Sea Hawk Carries Out VBSS Drills View post tag: Naval View post tag: HSC 8 April 27, 2015 View post tag: News by topic The operation was conducted on April 16 off the coast of San Diego, Pacific Ocean.HSC-8 provides vertical lift search and rescue, logistics, anti-surface warfare, special operations forces support, and combat search and rescue capabilities.[mappress mapid=”15796″]Image: US Navy View post tag: Drills View post tag: americas View post tag: VBSS View post tag: Navy
US carrier “Ike” completes INSURV material inspections Back to overview,Home naval-today US carrier “Ike” completes INSURV material inspections Authorities March 1, 2016 View post tag: USS Dwight D Eisenhower U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (Ike) successfully completed the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) Material Inspections, February 25.Due to operational requirements, this was Ike’s first INSURV in nearly 10 years with more than 1,400 of those days spent at sea.INSURV is an inspection mandated by Congress to observe and report on the material readiness of Navy ships and to ensure all systems are functioning at the intended level. A successful inspection depends on the combined effort of the entire crew, in all departments, and the guidance and experience of officers and enlisted leaders.Captain Paul C. Spedero Jr., Ike’s commanding officer, said: “I can’t begin to describe how proud I am of this crew. The demands and sacrifices our Sailors and their families made to get the ship ready for INSURV were tremendous, and their pride and professionalism was evident during the inspection.”Inspectors examine how the crew conducts preventative maintenance, identifies discrepancies and the steps they take to fix them, executes a meaningful Zone Inspection program with maximum involvement, and takes ownership in and responsibility for their equipment and spaces. The four-day inspection covers eight functional areas ranging from habitability to material readiness.Captain Robert Aguilar, Ike’s executive officer, said: “I have been thoroughly impressed by the teamwork of this crew and the cooperation across departments to get us ready for INSURV. I’m proud of this crew for what they have accomplished under our compressed work-up schedule.” View post tag: US Navy Share this article
Children around the world turn trash into toys — from cornhusk dolls to scrapwire matchbook bikes.On Aug. 20, that’s exactly what the young participants in “Trash Tales” will be doing at the Peabody Museum. For a few weeks, said museum education specialist Andrew Majewski, staff members have “rallied together” to compile a supply of cleaned trash to be fashioned into toys, bringing in items from home. People “have a shared desire to create, and kids in all cultures will use whatever they can find,” he said. “This commonality is one of the messages we hope the children will come away with.”The project is a timely one, given recent sustainability efforts at Harvard, and connects the museum and participants with cultures in which finding a second (or third) use for trash is a time-honored tradition. For example, people in many countries make sandals out of tires, just like the pair on display in the Trash Tales Discovery Room, where the event will take place.Majewski shows an example of how found material can become useful again. Here is a toy created from scrap material.Trash is a “prominent but unseen part of our world,” said Pamela Gerardi, director of external relations, and what we do with it is “an interesting conversation we could have at the museum that involves people from all fields: engineers, artists, historians, anthropologists, architects, and even the Harvard School of Design.”Among Americans, attitudes toward trash have changed in important ways in the past century, from the “waste not, want not” view of the Great Depression to the wastefulness of today. Recycling programs in the United States are not as advanced as those of many other countries. Gerardi and Majewski expect participants in “Trash Tales” to have so much fun in the moment that only later will they realize how much they learned about sustainability and cultural awareness.The gathering is part of a series of drop-in family events scheduled for the third Saturday of every month. It will serve as a family-friendly parallel to lectures for adults scheduled for the coming year. The lectures will be set up in a semester schedule, with a focus on anthropological and historical aspects of refuse in the first semester and a closer look at Harvard’s approach to trash and recycling in the second.A discarded tire can become the sole of a shoe, giving foot traffic a whole new meaning.“Trash Tales” from noon to 4 p.m., Aug. 20, Peabody Museum. Free with admission. Recommended for ages 5 and up accompanied by an adult.
This week, let’s show some love for the ol’ Tar Heel State. North Carolina is home to some of the best havens for outdoor enthusiasts, from snow riders and hikers to climbers and bikers. For those of us not quite lucky enough to be enjoying the clear mountain air of this Blue Ridge beauty, here are some quick peeks at all that North Carolina has to offer.“Southern Alchemy” by David Stanley – even in the music in this video is local to NC!“Slice of Boone” by Cullen Updyke – bouldering in the great Appalachian city!