Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! TAGSHistory ChannelJimmy Hoffa Previous articleErrol Golf Course a hit on social mediaNext articleStand Up For Your Health at Your Desk Job Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 On this day in history: July 31st, 1975From The History Channel On July 31, 1975, James Riddle Hoffa, one of the most influential American labor leaders of the 20th century, disappears in Detroit, Michigan, never to be heard from again. Though he is popularly believed to have been the victim of a Mafia hit, conclusive evidence was never found, and Hoffa’s death remains shrouded in mystery to this day. Born in 1913 to a poor coal miner in Brazil, Indiana, Jimmy Hoffa proved a natural leader in his youth. At the age of 20, he helped organize a labor strike in Detroit, and remained an advocate for downtrodden workers for the rest of his life. Hoffa’s charisma and talents as a local organizer quickly got him noticed by the Teamsters and carried him upward through its ranks. Then a small but rapidly growing union, the Teamsters organized truckers across the country, and through the use of strikes, boycotts and some more powerful though less legal methods of protest, won contract demands on behalf of workers.Hoffa became president of the Teamsters in 1957, when its former leader was imprisoned for bribery. As chief, Hoffa was lauded for his tireless work to expand the union, and for his unflagging devotion to even the organization’s least powerful members. His caring and approachability were captured in one of the more well-known quotes attributed to him: “You got a problem? Call me. Just pick up the phone.” Hoffa’s dedication to the worker and his electrifying public speeches made him wildly popular, both among his fellow workers and the politicians and businessmen with whom he negotiated. Yet, for all the battles he fought and won on behalf of American drivers, he also had a dark side. In Hoffa’s time, many Teamster leaders partnered with the Mafia in racketeering, extortion and embezzlement. Hoffa himself had relationships with high-ranking mobsters, and was the target of several government investigations throughout the 1960s. In 1967, he was convicted of bribery and sentenced to 15 years in prison. While in jail, Hoffa never ceded his office, and when Richard Nixon commuted his sentence in 1971, he was poised to make a comeback. Released on condition of not participating in union activities for 10 years, Hoffa was planning to fight the restriction in court when he disappeared on July 31, 1975, from the parking lot of a restaurant in Detroit, not far from where he got his start as a labor organizer. Several conspiracy theories have been floated about Hoffa’s disappearance and the location of his remains, but the truth remains unknown. For more information on this day in history, go here . Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply
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Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News U.S. Raising Tariffs on Certain European Imports U.S. Raising Tariffs on Certain European Imports SHARE Previous articleResolve to Improve Your Mental Health and Moisture Moving Through Indiana on the HAT Friday PodcastNext articleArgentina Halts Corn Exports for Three Months NAFB News Service The U.S. government says it will raise tariffs on certain products coming into the country from the European Union. Reuters reports that those products include wines from France and Germany, as well as aircraft components.It’s the latest move in a longtime battle between Washington and Brussels over aircraft subsidies. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative says it is adding tariffs on aircraft manufacturing parts and certain non-sparkling wines and other liquors from France and Germany.According to a news release from the USTR, there was no specific date when the tariffs would go into effect, but did say details are forthcoming.The move comes as the two sides continue to negotiate a deal to end European subsidies to Airbus SE and American subsidies to plane manufacturer Boeing.The U.S. Wine Trade Alliance issued a release saying the action would cause further hardship for U.S. companies already hard-hit by previous tariffs and urged President-elect Biden to reverse course.“This action is a body blow for American companies,” the release said. “U.S. restaurants and small businesses are already struggling to survive, and this decision will only destroy more jobs.”Officials from the EU and Airbus weren’t available for comment. SHARE By NAFB News Service – Jan 1, 2021 Facebook Twitter
Resistance training proven to benefit college students Taylor Freetagehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-freetage/ Facebook Taylor Freetage TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history TCU Theatre to perform ‘musical thriller’ Sweeney Todd World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Facebook Linkedin printTCU’s campus organization Spectrum held its first ever LGBTQIA rally and parade last Wednesday as a part of TCUnity week.TCU Spectrum is a club with a mission to establish LGBTQIA visibility on campus by providing resources on gender identity, sexual identity and expression to undergrad and graduate students.Students and faculty that are a part of the LGBTQIA community or advocates of it gathered in the commons to listen to speeches and march in a parade supporting the club and the community.Students and faculty gather around to listen to an opening speech to kick off the rally.LGBTQIA stands for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and asexual communities. According to the Spectrum Vice President, Rachel Heffelfinger, the LGBTQIA community on TCU’s campus wants everyone to know that “we are here, we are queer, and we are frogs.”“There is a stereotype that TCU is a closet campus, and I want to shatter that idea and tell people that it’s not true,” said Heffelfinger.The main goal of the rally was to establish LGBTQIA visibility on campus and to make it known that students who identify as such are welcomed, valued and respected.Spectrum’s president Isaac Portillo said the rally “is a way to let anyone else who is in the closet and is questioning coming out know that they have a community here at TCU they can go to.”“I think that’s really important because when I came here, TCU was called a ‘closet campus’ and I knew that had to change,” Portillo said.Chuck Dunning, Spectrum’s faculty staff advisor, said that most students experience apprehension of coming out when they first get to school because they aren’t sure if it is going to be welcomed.“We are in an institution where the words ‘Texas’ and ‘Christian’ are right next to each other, and for a lot of people that raises many stereotypes that suggest hostility towards the LGBTQ communities,” said Dunning.The main purpose of the Spectrum rally is to educate students on the matters of sexual orientation while giving students who are a part of the LGBTQIA community resources that help them feel more comfortable and accepted on campus.“It’s easy to think of this type of thing as primarily benefiting the people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, but it also benefits the other students who have some of those misunderstandings.” Dunning said. “It gives them an opportunity to see that this institution is welcoming.”Students can expect to see more visibility like this, he added.“I think you are going to see them doing a lot of things to make it clear to a larger percentage of the population that it’s okay to be out,” Dunning said.Spectrum meets in Carter Hall every other Wednesday at 7 p.m. Previous articleHorned Frogs defeat Ole Miss 5-3, sweep weekend in HoustonNext articleStudent access to library depends on the entrance Taylor Freetage RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Students gathered in front of Scharbaur hall for the LGBTQ rally as a part of TCUnity week. Taylor Freetagehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-freetage/ Website| + posts Taylor Freetagehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-freetage/ Flu hits 5 to 24-year-olds hard Taylor Freetagehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-freetage/ Linkedin ReddIt Taylor Freetage is a junior writer for TCU360 and an active member of the TCU cheer team. When Taylor is not at home with her three cats you can find her at the gym or blogging at a local coffee shop. New study shows higher colorectal cancer rates in millennials Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddIt
PC-PNDT Act : Health Ministry Suspends Certain Rules On Pre-Natal Testing Labs Till June 30 Citing COVID-19 Lockdown
News UpdatesPC-PNDT Act : Health Ministry Suspends Certain Rules On Pre-Natal Testing Labs Till June 30 Citing COVID-19 Lockdown LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK8 April 2020 10:04 PMShare This – xThe Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has suspended certain rules under made under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act 1994, citing difficulty in compliance due to the locdown announced in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.In a notification issued on April 4, the Ministry suspended the implementation of Rule 8, Rule 9(8) and Rule…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has suspended certain rules under made under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act 1994, citing difficulty in compliance due to the locdown announced in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.In a notification issued on April 4, the Ministry suspended the implementation of Rule 8, Rule 9(8) and Rule 18A(6) of the Preconception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Rules,1996 until June 30, 2020.”The unprecedented scenario due to COVID-19 pandemic outbreak has made compliance of Rule 8, Rule 9(8) and Rule 18A (6) of the Pre-Conception & Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Rules 1996 difficult, leading to the necessity of issuing this notification, which will have retrospective effect. i.e. from the date of the lockdown, till June 30, 2020″, said the notification.The Act was made to address the problem of female foeticide in the country due to the preference for male child in some sections of the society. The Act therefore imposed an absolute prohibition on sex determination tests and mandated that pre-natal testing techniques could be used only for specific purposes such as determination of genetic abnormalities. The Act mandates compulsory registration of all diagnostic laboratories, all genetic counselling centres, genetic laboratories, genetic clinics and ultrasound clinics.Rule 8 deals with the application for re-registration of a genetic lab and clinic including an ultrasound lab by the AA (Appropriate Authority).The AA after enquiry and examining whether the clinic etc has been complying with the P-C & PNDT Act and rules,can renew the registration for 5 years.Rule 9(8) states that each genetic or ultra sound clinic or imaging centre etc shall send a complete report of all pre-conception and pregnancy-related procedures conducted by them to the AA every month.Rule 18A requires the AA to send quarterly reports to the Government and to maintain full information of all the registrations in the specified Form H.Concerns have been raised over this decision of the Government on the ground that the suspension of compliance requirements by labs could be abused for illegal sex-determination.”This suspension goes against the main purpose of the Act to stop sex selection by means of certain basic and vital compliances that genetic labs and clinics etc have to follow in keeping records and submitting these for scrutiny to the appropriate authority and for re- registration. AIDWA states that this retrograde step goes against the principles and law of delegated legislation which only allows the Centre to modify rules and then place it before parliament for scrutiny”, stated the All India Democratic Women’s Association.In a letter to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Brida Karat said that genetic counselling centres, genetic laboratories and ultrasound clinics and imaging centres which are covered under essential services will continue to operate even during lockdown. So, the suspension of these rules could lead to rampant misues, Karat said. Click here to download notificationRead Notification Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Homepage BannerNews Google+ Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous article€341,000 to be spent on the Disabled Persons’ Grant Scheme in DonegalNext articleConcern at delay in completing Strule Education Campus in Omagh News Highland By News Highland – September 18, 2017 Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Mc Hugh to meet Tory community as new ferry undergoes refit Pinterest Islands Minister Joe McHugh says he will meet community leaders from Tory this week to discuss proposals to construct a purpose-built ferry.It follows a decision by his Department to award a new contract for the service to and from the island from next year.The contract includes a bus service between Magheraroarty and Bunbeg when weather conditions require a change of harbour.As of April 1st next year, the new pasenger and light ferry to Tory Island will come into effect, using “Queen of Aran”, a vessel which previously operated between Doolin and the Aran islands.It was bought by the operastors of the Arranmore Ferry Comapany two years ago, with a view towards competing for the five year Tory contract.Islands Minister Joe mc Hugh says once in place, he is confident that the new contract will offer an improved service to islanders, with the new vessel offering an improvement in speed, cargo capacity and facilities.The “Queen of Aran” is currently undergoing a refit, including the installation of a lift.Minister McHugh said he will now work with islanders on future services, including the issue of what he termed the particular geographical and maritime challenges relating to the harbour in Magheraroarty. (Pron – Ma-her-a-ROAR-ty).EU funded research commissioned by the department recommended a long term solution to this problem, involving the construction of a new boat for Tory, and Minister Mc Hugh says he has asked officials to examine the feasibility of implementing that in the longer term.In the meantime, he says he will meet with representatives of the Tory community to discuss their concerns. Facebook WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th
Confectionery manufacturer Lees Foods, owner of Lees of Scotland and The Waverley Bakery, has announced favourable year-end results, despite cost increases.To 31 December 2006, sales increased by 7% to £14,480,270 on the same period in 2005, and pre-tax profits were up 6% to £631,309.Raymond Miquel, MD, said that the company had recently invested £200,000 on a new biscuit line at the Lees of Scotland factory at Coatbridge, “resulting in a saving of approximately £80,000 on an annualised basis”.Miquel added that the company is looking into the possibility of an acquisition. Lees makes confectionery for retailers including Tesco and Aldi.
So (drumroll please)… what’s the verdict? “We can say that part baked technology is a good technology,” says professor Alain Le Bail, co-ordinator of an EU-funded project that has been pondering the matter. Or at least it could be. It found that par-baked bread demands around twice the energy of conventional breadmaking if the partial baking and the final bake are done in a baking oven. Another problem lies with the freezing of par-baked bread, which demands a lot of energy, especially if it is likely to be stored frozen for longer than a month.As a result, the industry should push for par-baked bread stored in modified atmospheric packaging (MAP), or gas flushing, and stored at room temperature, argues Le Bail. He gave BB a sneak preview of the EU-Freshbake project findings, due to be unveiled at the IBA exhibition in Germany this week. They showed that with frozen par-baked bread, the freezing demands around as much energy as the first and second bake (so one-third par-baking, one-third freezing and one-third final baking). After just one month of frozen storage, the energy use will be roughly double the energy spent on par-baking, freezing and final baking, without even factoring in the energy used in frozen distribution.Consequently, the report recommends:l the industry should try to favour non-frozen par-baked versus frozen par-baked, mainly because of the energy needed for frozen storage;l par-baked offers several advantages, including less waste because you just prepare what you need (at home, in the bakery and in baking stations);l when the final baking of par-baked is done in a simple home toaster, the energy for par-baked is similar to the one for conven-tional baking.Perhaps more significantly, the project developed ground-breaking oven baking concepts that could give rise to 40-50% energy cuts and a 70% reduction in time spent heating the oven. A patent application has been made by the French national scientific council for research (CNRS), which accounts for an energy reduction of around 35% in a complete baking cycle: preheating plus partial baking plus final baking.The invention involves a baking oven for dough made using cereal flour in particular a fermented dough. The oven has a sole in refractory material and thermally insulated surrounding walls. The quantum leap from regular ovens comes from heating via IR radiation lamps located in the top of the cavity of the oven and directed towards the sole.”No other heating means are required. Baking can be done as usual in a two-step process preheating followed by baking,” says Le Bail. Comparison of energy consumption and bread quality have been trialled on two similar commercial ovens; one oven was modifed with the invention and the second was used as a control. Results showed that pre-heating time to 200°C without streaming was dramatically cut from 40 to nine minutes. Energy consumption in the preheat dropped from 4,100Wh to 2,450Wh.”The technology installed in an oven specifically designed for it may, we think, result in a reduction of energy by 50%,” he says. “One important point is that the percentages that we give do not accommodate the energy for the steaming system, which is very often excessive versus the real need. The ovens in the market have too powerful steam systems.” Moisture content, hardness, pore size and colour are claimed to be unaffected by this baking process.Another unexpected bonus of the project is, that using existing ovens, par-baked bread was found to have a lower Glycaemic Index (Gi) rating than conventionally baked bread with the lower Gi rating meaning people eating it feel fuller for longer. Conventional bread scored an 83-point rating and par-baked frozen scored 60. This equates to a 28% reduction with the same recipe. “This was one of the major nice surprises from the project,” says Le Bail. “We think that this can become a marketing advantage for par-baked technology.”A good practice guide for bake-off will be made available in November, which will cover energy use, process control, nutrition and product quality.
Scottish bakery Mathiesons has gone into administration, putting 360 jobs at risk.The Falkirk-based firm struggled during the recession and is up for sale, despite selling off a controlling stake to private equity firm Symphony Investment Fund last summer. It will continue trading while joint administrator Deloittes looks for a buyer.Mathiesons, set up in 1872, had been run by the same family until George Stevenson stepped down as MD and was replaced by David Orr. At the time, he said that giving up control of the business was necessary to safe-guard its long-term future. No family members are active in the running of the business; Catriona Stevenson, director of sales and marketing, left last year.Mathiesons has 26 stores and six cafés around central Scotland and Edinburgh and, as well as its own shops, supplies major wholesalers and national retailers. The firm turned over £9m in 2008/09 and £7.2m in the nine months to December 2009. However, an industry insider said that it had “overstretched itself financially”.John Reid, a joint administrator of the firm, said it was continuing to trade the business as usual and hoped to sell it as a going concern. “While the firm has a largely successful retail network, with owned and leased properties, and has the required credentials to supply the major supermarkets, it has been unable to support an over-burdened high cost base,” said Reid. He said there were already several interested parties, but that talks were at an early stage.Kirk Hunter, chief executive of the Scottish Association of Master Bakers (SAMB), said he was disappointed at the news and hoped a buyer could be found. “Mathie-sons was a go-ahead company that tried to do all the right things in the right way. It had developed new markets, particularly with the major retailers and was highly regarded in the industry.”Mathiesons invested more than £4m in a new 47,000sq ft bakery on the outskirts of Falkirk in 2006. The SAMB training centre, located at the Mathiesons site, is unaffected.