Kluman & Balter

first_imgKluman & Balter (Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire) offers pie fillings ranging from apricot, black cherry, blackcurrant, fruits of the forest, lemon, and raspberry through to red cherry, strawberry and Bramley apple. Exotic fillings on offer include mango, rum and raisin, passion fruit and tropical. And, if a really fruity pie is the order of the day, then the firm also stocks apple, apricot, banana, blueberry, caramel, orange, strawberry fruit pieces as well as tinned fruit, jams, jellies and glazes.last_img

DNA evidence leads to arrest of Elkhart man in 20 year-old cold case from…

first_img Google+ Pinterest DNA evidence leads to arrest of Elkhart man in 20 year-old cold case from Indy Facebook IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market By Tommie Lee – March 11, 2020 0 408 Google+ Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter (“Cuffs4” by banspy, Attribution 2.0 Generic) DNA evidence has led to the arrest of an Elkhart man for a 20 year-old cold case in Indianapolis.WSBT reports the case was the murder by strangulation of 38 year-old Arthur McPhaul in 2000. DNA evidence related to an arrest in another case in 2018 led police to arrest and charge 54 year-old William Swain.A database also matched his fingerprints to DNA found at the Indianapolis crime scene. Previous articleBrothers headed to prison for shooting deathNext articleAquatic Center in Elkhart hosting its biggest swim event yet Tommie Leelast_img read more

Press release: Farming regulation changes proposed

first_img Farmers have long been frustrated by the way farms are regulated. As we leave the EU and as government sets out new expectations for farming, we have a unique opportunity to transform the way we do things. This interim report sets out a direction of travel for farming regulation. We do not suggest piecemeal adjustments. Instead we think more radical change is necessary, to make the most of the opportunity we have now, and to best enable farmers to produce and market food while also meeting the other expectations government has of farming. I do encourage all farmers and land managers who are frustrated with regulation, but resigned to how things are, to read our report and to think that things could be and should be different. Secretary of State Michael Gove said: The independent review was announced in February to simplify the way farmers and landowners are regulated as we leave the EU. The strict requirements of the CAP mean that many inspectors are currently not able to use discretion or exercise their own judgment. A major simplification of the way we regulate farming has been proposed in an interim report published today by Dame Glenys Stacey, Chair of the Farm Inspection and Regulation Review.The interim report sets out the problems with the current system of regulation, largely borne out of the requirements of membership of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). It finds that farmers and regulators alike are exasperated by the demands of regulation, which are unduly precise and inflexible. As we leave the EU, there is an opportunity to rebuild trust between the regulating authority and the farmer, which would maintain high standard on farms and support farmers to comply.The way we regulate now exasperates responsible farmers and regulators alike. Some of our regulations are unduly precise and inflexible. Tightly-drawn European regulation can have adverse consequences for farm businesses and lead to a lack of transparency in the food chain. It inevitably sours relationships between the farmer and the regulatory authority. Inflexible regulation can lead farmers to hide their mistakes and naturally, that undermines any trust between the regulating authority and the farmer.The Review estimates 150,000 farm inspections are carried out each year by multiple agencies such as the Rural Payments Agency, the Animal and Plant Health Agency, Natural England and local authorities to meet the strict criteria of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy.The report discusses the opportunity to use a single field force to conduct more meaningful farm inspections, as part of a more flexible, proportionate regulation. A simpler and more targeted regulatory system would be an immensely powerful tool in achieving the government’s environmental objectives and supporting farmers to uphold standards.Farming legislation has evolved and accreted in a piecemeal way over many years. Farmers face an unduly extensive and complex array of regulatory requirements. Some of those requirements seem illogical as well as inflexible, bringing farming regulation into disrepute.The interim report also recommends better use of technology such as satellite imagery to check compliance. This could maximise the information gathered ahead of any inspection to support comprehensive visits for farmers and regulators alike. The Review is due to complete its work by the end of this year and will publish a final report with recommendations.Dame Glenys Stacey, Chair of the Farm Inspection and Regulation Review said: Dame Glenys makes a thorough and compelling case for fundamental changes to the existing inspection and regulation framework. The regulation on farmers under the CAP has imposed an extra bureaucratic headache on farmers, with no room to recognise innovation or good intent. The interim findings of this independent report will be a key consideration in the plans for our future Environmental Land Management Scheme, for which an effective regulatory regime is crucial. This will work to enhance the excellent work farmers to do manage and protect the environment.last_img read more

Soaker Hoses

first_imgAs parts of north Georgia experience extreme drought, homeowners are searching for ways to provide water to their precious landscape plants.During long periods without rain, I get calls at the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office in Wilkes County from people who want to save a specific tree or shrub. They want to do whatever it takes to save it. Keep in mind that plants are 80 percent water.While there are many things one can do, the most important thing is to supply your plants with water in times of drought.When it doesn’t rain for days on end, some plants just won’t make it without supplemental watering. Sprinklers will work but they waste much more water than some type of drip method of watering. Water that is applied slowly and gradually has much less potential for evaporation than water that’s applied through overhead irrigation.Water sprayed through hot air is obviously going to evaporate more than water entering the soil directly by a dripping method.Not everyone can afford a drip system, but soaker hoses have improved to the point where they are almost as efficient as the expensive drip systems used by commercial plant nurseries. These soaker hoses are available at a reasonable price at most home improvement stores.One thing I have noticed over the last several years is a new type of soaker hose. Most of these new types are made out of nylon, which allows them to be flattened and rolled up in a way that is much more compact than the porous, rubber types.Often soaker hoses don’t last long simply because people won’t take the time to store them properly. This nylon material makes it much easier to store the hose when it’s not in use. It also makes it easier to wind the hose through whatever plant material you are trying to water. Besides being physically easier to wind and bend, the nylon material won’t crack like the porous, rubber types often do.Damage to a tree or shrub caused by drought stress becomes a permanent part of the plant. If that type of damage is allowed to occur repeatedly over a number of years, eventually the cumulative effect becomes more than the plant can handle. At that point, the plant dies, no matter what you do.If you have a favorite shade tree that took years to grow, then heed this advice: Don’t let it suffer from drought. A soaker hose ringed around the tree can provide lifesaving water to the tree during times when it needs it most.last_img read more

Brazilian, Uruguayan, and South African Navies Take Part in Combined Training

first_imgBy Andréa Barretto/Diálogo October 16, 2018 Participants of Operation Atlasur 2018 carried out exercises under the theme of drugs, arms, and human trafficking, August 31st–September 20th. “The theme varies with each edition. However, exercises always focus on establishing and maintaining the safety of the South Atlantic,” said Captain Rogério Salles Rodrigues da Silva, head of the Training and Resource Utilization Division of the Brazilian Navy’s (MB, in Portuguese) Naval Operations Command. South Africa hosted the 11th edition of the exercise with Brazil and Uruguay as participants. The Argentine Navy, for the first time since the 1990s, didn’t take part in Atlasur as it committed its ships to other activities. Deployment More than 700 service members, four ships, one submarine, and four aircraft deployed in combat drills. The objectives of the exercises were “to get ships acquainted with one another and promote the training of young officers in surveillance and navigation,” South African Navy Commander Abdul Sayed said. Brazil deployed 190 service members, including nine units from the Combat Divers Group. Brazilian elements also counted on a UH-12 Esquilo helicopter and the Barroso corvette, flagship of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon. Uruguay sent 140 service members, including a special Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure (VBSS) unit. The nation also deployed the General Artigas frigate and an A-071 Esquilo helicopter. As the host, South Africa mobilized the most resources, with more than 300 service members. The Amatola frigate, the hydrographic vessel Protea, the Manthatisi submarine, and other smaller vessels took part in the exercise. Units from South Africa’s Air Force and Military Health Service Task Force also participated. Simulated combat According to Capt. Rogério, drug traffickers often use Brazilian maritime routes to reach Africa and Europe. “Criminals use different means of transport such as merchant vessels, fishing boats, sports or recreational boats such as sailboats,” he said. The scenario, which included illegal drug, arms, and human trafficking, served as the backdrop for exercises of Operation Atlasur’s two phases. Participants carried out the first phase in the False Bay region, on the western coast of South Africa, September 6th-14th. Activities included live fire exercises against determined targets, as well as simulated air and submarine attacks. In addition to ship crew members, MB’s combat divers, Uruguay’s VBSS unit, and service members from the South African Maritime Reaction Squadron participated. Following a two-day resting period, participants kicked off the second phase, September 17th–20th. During this phase, Service members carried out additional live-fire exercises and simulated air and submarine attacks. Participants also conducted search and rescue operations. The South African Navy counted on support of service members from the South African Air Force and Army during both phases of the exercise. Learning from transatlantic cooperation “Forces don’t necessarily operate the same way when carrying out a similar operation, either due to differences in operational culture or characteristics of the environment and resources involved,” said Capt. Rogério, with regard to lessons MB learned after participating in the operation. “As such, working with other countries allows us to learn from each other about alternative forms of operating and access best practices when conducting a mission,” he said. Participants also emphasized the friendship gained among service members thanks to the exercise. “We do many things together. We have a common border in the middle of the sea, but what matters most to me is getting to know people. If I need anything, I must know who to talk to in the South African Navy,” said Uruguayan Navy Captain Carlos Cóccaro. Operation Atlasur was created in 1922, following the Uruguayan Navy’s first official visit to the Republic of South Africa. Since then, the Brazilian and Argentine navies take part in the biennial exercise. The four countries take turns coordinating the exercise.last_img read more

Notice: Legislative Action

first_img Legislative Action October 15, 2002 Regular News Under Rule 2-9.3 (b) – (e), Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, active members of the Bar may file a specific objection to any legislative position adopted by the Board of Governors.Objections properly filed within 45 days of this News issue will be considered for a refund of that portion of mandatory membership fees applicable to the contested legislative position, within an additional 45 days. The Bar’s governing board has the option to grant the appropriate refund to an objector or to refer the matter to arbitration.The arbitration process will determine solely whether the legislative position is within those acceptable activities for which compulsory membership fees may be used under applicable constitutional law. The objecting member’s fees allocable to the contested legislative position will be escrowed promptly upon receipt of the objection, and any refund will bear legal interest.Any active member may provide written notice to the executive director of The Florida Bar, setting forth an objection to a particular legislative position. Failure to object within 45 days of this News issue will constitute a waiver of any right to object to a particular legislative position within this notice.The policy requires the Bar to notice such legislative positions in the next available News issue following their adoption. Pursuant to Standing Board Policy 9.21(d), on July 24, the president approved the following positions of The Florida Bar:1. Supports federal legislation to amend §120 of the Internal Revenue Code to restore, increase, and make permanent the exclusion from an employee’s gross income of employer contributions to group legal service plans.2. Supports adequate funding of the Legal Services Corporation by the federal government, and opposes any funding cuts.center_img Notice: Legislative Actionlast_img read more

Ezell wins Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award

first_img March 1, 2006 Regular News Ezell wins Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award Jan Pudlow Senior Editor You could say that Katherine Ezell’s pro bono spirit was sparked when she was only 7 years old and, along with her friends, founded the Good Deed Club. Saving money earned for doing chores, they would buy clothes and secretly make sure they were given to needy children.Fifty-two years later, Miami attorney Ezell stood in a packed courtroom at the Florida Supreme Court to receive what Chief Justice Barbara Pariente called the “Academy Awards of the legal profession” — the Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award.In accepting the award, Ezell thanked a lot of people, including her parents for teaching by example about community service, her Girl Scout leader for showing her the satisfaction of trying to do a good deed every day, and her law firm Podhurst Orseck, P.A., for indulging her quest to do pro bono work.“Most of my pro bono cases have had to do with children who are stuck in the quagmire of our dependency system,” Ezell said. “I agree with Marian Wright Edleman [founder of the Children’s Defense Fund] who said, ‘We don’t have a child to waste. Any nation that will allow its children to be the poorest of its citizens is spiritually impoverished.’“And Sen. Robert Kennedy reminded us: ‘If a free society cannot help those who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.’“I am not a visionary, like these leaders. I am a plodder, just doing what I do, case by case and child by child. But I have learned more about life and the power of the law through these cases than through a hundred CLE courses,” Ezell said.Chief Justice Pariente said Ezell has handled “some of our most heart-wrenching cases.. . . If I had one word to summarize the focus of her pro bono career, that word would be ‘children.’”In one case, Ezell devoted more than 500 hours to represent two young sisters who survived a nightmarish childhood. The oldest child, then 4, witnessed quadruple murders, including torture.After a long time, Ezell said, they were able to terminate the mother’s parental rights, and the children have a happy home now, and the 4-year-old is almost an adult.“What I found remarkable is that not only has she worked on individual cases, but she has been able to foster unique collaborative partnerships with parties, family members, and agencies, resulting in the thoughtful, realistic, and long-term resolution in even the most contentious cases,” Pariente said. “To me, that is a sign of a great lawyer.”The great lawyer who is the namesake of the highest public honor the Supreme Court confers on a private lawyer is Tobias Simon.“I am grateful, awed, and humbled to have been selected to receive this award,” Ezell said. “Fortunately, I had just a glimmer of an opportunity to know Toby Simon before he died. I remember his passion and his fearlessness in the face of sometimes being ridiculed or being targeted for disdain. A judge I know recently described him as being ‘a grand champion for good.’”When she asked Bob Josefsberg, at her law firm, about Simon, she said he told her: “Toby had strong convictions about right and wrong. He never lectured or bullied. He would calmly sit and reason with his opponent.. . . No one ever litigated against Toby Simon without sitting down finally and having a cup of coffee and a conversation. Toby didn’t care about money, power, or fame. All he wanted was for every human being to be free to do what he wanted and had the right to do, or to have what he was entitled to have under the law.“It is my hope that in accepting this award, I will remember to try to be more like Toby Simon. Indeed, I hope we all will,” Ezell said. “As lawyers in a free society, we have innumerable choices of ways we can serve.”In presenting the Distinguished Judicial Service Award to Second Circuit Chief Judge Charles Francis, Pariente said, “This award goes to a judge whose pro bono contributions began long before the days when he wore a robe, when he frequently gave pro bono service as a member and past president of the Tallahassee Bar Association, one of the few voluntary bar associations with a mandatory service program.”She noted he served on the “A Team” of the Trial Court Budget Commission helping with “one of the most perilous recent challenges” of the implementation of the court funding shift of Article V, Revision 7.“Now he is busily at work on the next great frontier we face in the 21st century, and I hope it won’t go into the 22nd century, the technological unification of our state justice system,” Pariente said, of Francis’ chairmanship of the Article V Technology Committee.Judge Francis said he is receiving his award on behalf of all of those who actually do the work out in the field. He praised the Legal Aid Foundation and North Florida Legal Services who “coordinate a massive number of volunteer attorneys” and answered his call to fill the void of representing children in abusive dissolution cases, when the guardian ad litem program had to withdraw.“That is who deserves all the recognition and honor. I am just able to have a good job that allows me to speak now and then and try to help them,” Francis said.Pariente noted that almost half of abused and neglected children in Florida do not have a guardian ad litem, even though it is required by law. Quoting a Legal Services Corp. report, she said, less than 20 percent of low-income Americans’ legal needs are being met.While proud of the 1.5 million hours and $3.8 million in cash Florida lawyers have contributed to pro bono efforts, Pariente said: “We must never, ever rest on our accomplishments. We can do better, and we must do better.”Florida Bar President Alan Bookman noted pro bono contributions continue to rise.“We read in the paper every day about lawyers who win big cases for clients. We read in the paper every day about lawyers who steal money from their clients. We don’t read in the paper of the fine works that these honorees receive. And I think that’s a shame. Because these are the true heroes of The Florida Bar, and I honor you and I congratulate you.” Ezell wins Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Awardlast_img read more

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Survey finds 40% of US LGBTQ youth considered suicide in past year

first_imgForty percent of young LGBTQ people in the United States say they have seriously considered suicide over the past 12 months, according to a survey released on Wednesday, while the figure climbs to more than 50% for transgender and non-binary youth surveyed.Although data on LGBTQ experiences is limited, studies have found that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth are more likely to attempt suicide than their peers.Among all people aged 10 to 24, suicide is the second-leading cause of death, according to the Trevor Project, a non-profit focused on suicide prevention among youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer including non-binary people, individuals whose gender identity or expression falls outside the categories of male and female. The survey was conducted between Dec. 2, 2019 and March 31, 2020 – mostly before the coronavirus outbreak began to sweep through the United States. It builds on the project’s first national survey released last year that found 39% of LGBTQ youth had seriously considered attempting suicide in the past 12 months.The pandemic is likely to have made matters worse for some young LGBTQ people, one of the communities that experts say could be affected at disproportionate rates by the coronavirus.”We’ve seen increased volume on our direct crisis services and at times that was more than double our typical volume,” Amit Paley, CEO and executive director of The Trevor Project, told Reuters. “There’s so many young people who are just cut off from their normal sources of support so they don’t have people or friends or resources they can turn to.”The survey, the largest of its kind, also showed that many LGBTQ youth lack the opportunity and means to access the mental healthcare they say they need. Nearly half (46%) of the 40,000 respondents said they wanted psychological or emotional counseling from a professional but were unable to receive it over the course of the past 12 months.In a time of pandemic, access to potentially life-saving care, including mental healthcare, has become more challenging for both patients and providers, exacerbating issues like isolation, access to hormone treatments and gender-related surgeries for many in the LGBTQ community.Telemedicine has proved very effective in providing services to many LGBTQ people during the pandemic, said Maureen Kelly of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York. But it also highlighted historic barriers facing LGBTQ people and youth like finding a provider that is competent to treat LGBTQ patients or reliable internet services.”We know that some, particularly Black and brown patients, are struggling much more in different ways with underpowered internet services,” Kelly said.Stuck at homeFor young queer individuals, being forced to isolate with unsupportive families might pose a further obstacle. Forty percent of LGBTQ youth reported in the survey that they were unable to receive care due to concerns over parental support.”Part of COVID-19 impacts families,” said Paley. “Families who might not be accepting when they’re facing stress because of losing their job or being out of work or fearing being out of work, they can often take out that anger or stress on LGBTQ youth in their life.”Devon Ritz, who helps run a Planned Parenthood support group for LGBTQ youth in upstate New York, said that when the pandemic forced their weekly meetings to go online, there was a lot of concern about isolation and young people in rural areas not getting the social support they needed.”The main reason our youth group started over a decade now ago was to reduce social isolation,” Ritz said. “So it’s definitely been exacerbated by COVID-19.” Topics :last_img read more

Tropical haven walking distance from the surf

first_img RELATED: Rare seaside estate hits the market The result is a private backyard full of lush greenery. “It’s a beautiful feeling when you sit out there at night in the gazebo with the candles going,” Mrs Robinson said. “We feel like we don’t have any neighbours.” The home has been updated over the years. Picture: supplied. 37 Eden Crescent, WoorimTHIS island home has a resort-style design and a private tropical sanctuary in the backyard. Owners Wendy and Neil Robinson bought 37 Eden Cres, Woorim 25 years ago and in that time have turned the property into a haven. “We loved the open-plan design and the atrium in the centre of the home,” Mrs Robinson said. “It’s such a beautiful Queensland home.” The home is built around the large atrium. Picture: supplied.Mrs Robinson said when they first moved in, the property had virtually no garden and just some landscaping around the inground swimming pool. “We’ve created the gardens over the past 23 years,” she said. “We mainly have tropical plants. We love bromeliads and we have lots of palms.” Your very own castle on the sandcenter_img This little piggy went to market The well-designed home is built around a central atrium with a living and dining area on one side, a family room opposite and the kitchen at the top of a courtyard. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Character-filled Queenslander on private, leafy block20 Sep 2019The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite while the two remaining bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. The home also has a laundry and double garage. The swimming pool has a resort feel. Picture: supplied.The Robinsons have updated the home over the years, including renovating the kitchen and bathrooms. “It’s great home for entertaining, we’ve had so many great nights here,” Mrs Robinson said.“Neil and I are both golfers and this is also a great place to come home to after a game. It’s so quiet and relaxing.”The home is three minutes from the Bribie Island Golf Club and a five-minute walk from the beach. The property is on the market through Sheri Binzer of Bribie Island Real Estate.last_img read more