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first_img“We still think the sandwich will be recorded in the Guinness Book of Records because of all the evidence and footage that we will send them”- Iranian Parvin Shariati, organiser of a record attempt at creating the world’s biggest sandwich in Tehran, puts on a brave face after his 1,500 metre-long chicken and ostrich sarnie was set upon and gobbled up by a hungry mob before a measurement could be taken”When I arrived, we went up to the bar to ask the waitress for the cake, only to find she had given it to another table.”Despite the fact that the cake said ’Happy Birthday Kaffy’ on it, and despite the fact it was blatantly specially made, they just took it and ate the whole thing”- Times are clearly tough when diners at a restaurant will snaffle your birthday cake to save on dessert, as Laurel Bennett of Cambridge discoveredlast_img read more

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Call for greater transparency in palm oil sourcing

first_imgRoundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is calling for greater tranparency on where and how palm oil is grown in the quest for responsible and sustainable sourcing.Speaking at the RSPO European rountable in London Indonesian vice minister of trade Dr Bayu Krisnamurthi stated the Indonesian government’s intention to work together with RSPO towards a joint sustainable palm oil standard, which would scale up production of certified sustainable palm oil in Indonesia.He proposed to convert RSPO into an ‘open source’ standard available for non-RSPO members.RSPO secretary general Darrel Webber said: “By increasing transparency on where and how palm oil is grown, we want to strengthen the role of RSPO as a benchmark to measure everyone’s performance. GFW’s maps will give greater assurance to European buyers that the CSPO they’re sourcing is produced responsibly.They will also act as a tool for certified growers to show their commitment and urge customers to support them.”The maps for all RSPO certified palm oil plantations have been released and are accessible on the new World Resources Institute’s Global Forest Watch Commodities platform. By releasing the maps RSPO is hoping for greater transparency in the supply chain and to achieve 100% certified sustainable palm oil.last_img read more

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Encouraging Women to Excel

first_imgMarch 8th is International Women’s Day – a day when the global community recognizes the vital contributions women make to economics, politics, and culture. Under the theme of “Pledge for Parity,” International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the many far-reaching accomplishments of women around the globe. It is also a call to action in the fight against disparities associated with women’s rights, equality, health, and safety. Above all, International Women’s Day is a time to remember how gender equality benefits all of us – women and men – at work, at home, and in life.Working at a global company has given me a wonderful window into the many unique and layered stories that shape the ways we understand and move through the world. I think about the story Madeline Martinez, one of our Latina software engineers who recently represented EMC at the White House Initiative on Educational Excellent for Hispanics. I think about our colleague Radia Perlman, who will be inducted into the U.S. National Inventors Hall of Fame this year for her brilliance. I think of Orna Berry, leading innovation at our Israel Center of Excellence and serving as an advisor to government leaders; and I think of Fidelma Russo, leading her team to launch one of our most anticipate products of the year, VMAX All Flash storage. As I think about their stories, I am filled with pride — not only for what they have done, but for the encouragement they give to others.EMC Women in London prior to the Everywoman Advancing Technology ForumPart of my International Women’s Day will be spent thinking about the ways that women and men across EMC can take the actions which result in real and lasting change. I applaud the efforts of Vittorio  Colao, the CEO of our valued customer Vodafone, to encourage everyone – and particularly men – to commit to actions in support of gender equality in the #HeForShe campaign. By the next International Women’s Day, I hope to count even more “male allies” who stand with women and help us realize results together.At EMC we understand that gender equality is a vital part of our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, and a true business necessity. We attract and retain women and foster their success by offering world-renowned development and training opportunities. We are visible and vocal at women’s leadership forums – including the Simmons Leadership Conference in Boston, the Everywoman Advancing Technology Forum in London, the Watermark Conference in Silicon Valley and the Global Advancement of Women Conference in Hong Kong. Being present for these international events helps us understand the perspectives of women throughout the world. It also gives strength and resilience to one of our most important assets – our network.At EMC we encourage everyone to tell their individual stories, and create the kind of environment where we can be our “authentic selves.”  The more stories that we add, the better and richer our experience becomes. To quote the celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.”Happy International Women’s Day!  Find your voice, own your story, and together, let’s commit to purposeful action in advancing equality and inclusion.last_img read more

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Notre Dame Security Police Department to be renamed to Notre Dame Police Department

first_imgEffective March 1, the Notre Dame Security Police Department will be renamed the Notre Dame Police Department, the University announced in a press release Thursday.With the name change, the department aims “to bring clarity for both the campus community and partners in law enforcement, more accurately portray the enforcement duties of the department and reinforce the department as a sworn police force,” according to the release. The department reached the decision after extensive research, which included meetings with groups on campus and at other institutions, the press release said.According to the release, the department will also be undergoing several operational changes to better distinguish police officers from other campus security workers. Only police officers will be responding to phone calls, and only officers will patrol the campus and drive police cars with sirens and light bars. Police officers will still wear navy blue shirts and pants, but outreach, engagement and safety inspection staff will now wear green shirts and khaki pants.“When someone calls the Notre Dame Police Department, they will be speaking with a police officer,” Notre Dame police chief Keri Kei Shibata said in the release. “And only our officers will respond to emergencies and patrol campus, so our students, visitors, faculty and staff will know what they can expect from the officer.” Outreach and community staff will spearhead crime prevention and community outreach programs, including training sessions for personal defense and sexual assault prevention. Safety and inspection staff will continue to perform routine inspections across campus. Tags: Campus Safety, NDSP, Notre Dame Security Policelast_img read more

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State Closes Most Local Courts Due To Increased COVID Activity

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Jamestown City Court and City Chambers. 01/28/19JAMESTOWN – With the number of COVID-19 cases rapidly increasing across New York State, officials have ordered all local courts to stop in-person appearances until further notice.Anyone with a pending case in a Town or Village Court is asked to contact the court in question to see if the matter can take place virtually.Jamestown City Court is also closing for in-person hearings, a court clerk says arraignments and preliminary hearings will be held virtually.The clerk says most cases will be transferred to Chautauqua County Court for the time being. Courtrooms across the state closed in-person proceedings earlier this year due to the pandemic.Most later reopened in May with most appearing virtually. The appearances will now continue virtually in County Court.last_img read more

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Arizona utility APS to exit coal by 2031, be carbon-free by 2050

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Arizona Republic:Arizona Public Service Co. will produce all of its electricity from carbon-free sources by 2050 and will get 45% of its power from renewable sources like solar and wind by the end of this decade, the company announced Wednesday.Meeting those goals will mean closing the company’s coal-fired Four Corners Power Plant in New Mexico by 2031, seven years ahead of schedule. The APS coal-fired Cholla Power Plant in Arizona already is scheduled to close in 2025.APS gets about 22% of its energy from those coal plants today.In addition to the energy it gets from coal today, APS gets just over one-fourth of its power from natural gas, meaning it will have to replace nearly half its energy supply by the midpoint of this century to meet the new goal.APS also runs the largest nuclear plant in the country, the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, which is about 50 miles west of downtown Phoenix. It gets about 25% of its energy from the plant, which is co-owned by several utilities from California to Texas.[Ryan Randazzo]More: APS will eliminate carbon emissions by 2050 and close coal plant ahead of schedule, CEO says Arizona utility APS to exit coal by 2031, be carbon-free by 2050last_img read more

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Big Views, Big Purchase: 324 Acres Permanently Protected along A.T. in Roan Highlands

first_imgDecades of determination are paying off for the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) who, just two weeks ago, purchased 324 acres of terrain to preserve and protect the breathtaking views atop Hump Mountain. The founders of the conservancy first contacted the private owner of Hump Mountain, Oscar Julian, to show their interest in preserving the land in 1967.On a northbound trek along the Appalachian Trail, the recently protected property is visible directly to the left, covering the northern slopes of Hump Mountain. Photo by: Michelle PuglieseThe acreage lies just 500 feet from the Appalachian Trail, adjoining the Cherokee National Forest and Hampton Creek Cove State Natural Area in the Roan Highlands of Tennessee.The permanent protection of this land was a project of high priority for the SAHC as well as the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the U.S. Forest Service. This section of Hump Mountain was, for years, the missing puzzle piece as a tremendous 1,400 acres on the NC side of the mountain were purchased during the 1980s by the U.S. Forest Service with help from the SAHC.This particular section of the Roan Highlands is well known in the hiking community for its stellar 360-degree views. As many thru-hikers ascend the ridges of Hump Mountain, they have ventured through long stretches of wooded areas, making this land a slice of heaven for all who get the chance to stand amongst its grassy meadows.“Our purchasing this tract ensures that future generations of hikers will be able to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the AT on Hump Mountain in the Roan Highlands,” said SAHC executive director Carl Silverstein.Not just a victory for the hikers’ experience, the attained land is also a victory for nature as the purchase guarantees to keep any kind of development from tarnishing the landscape’s natural beauty, ecosystems, and thriving wildlife.The land was previously under the ownership of the Julian family who had a long standing tradition of passing the land from generation to generation. The family had previously turned down offers with the intention to use the land to build a resort area, and decided to give the land over to SAHC for preservation.“I have so many memories, from camping to picnics and hiking up to the AT with my parents. I will forever cherish and treasure those memories, and they are part of the reason why we are excited to pass this land to SAHC. Its serenity and beauty will remain intact because we are leaving it in good hands,” said Zack Julian, one of the landowners.The purchase of the property is sure to provide travelers with many recreational opportunities as it is home to habitat resources, the headwaters of Steel Creek and Doll Branch, and is surrounded by bird areas.Surrounded by Audubon Important Bird areas, the conserved tract will continue to provide habitat for neotropical migratory birds and other wildlife. Photo by: Michelle Pugliese“The purchase improves public access and will be open to many uses, such as hiking, camping, and hunting.  It’s a conservation home-run and we’re grateful to the Julian family for being such good stewards of this special place,” said Jay Leutze, SAHC President.The future of the land is looking up as the SAHC intends to own the property until the have the funds for it to become a new addition to the Cherokee National Forest.“This is an outstanding example of how federal, state and private partners can work together to achieve common goals,” said JaSal Morris, Forest Supervisor, Cherokee National Forest.In a time where land is increasingly taken over for mining and drilling throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains, it is an outstanding step forward to see land being permanently protected rather than terminally destroyed.last_img read more

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Kross Studio 1989 Batmobile Batman desk clock is made up of 512 components » Gadget Flow

first_img– Advertisement – The Kross Studio 1989 Batmobile Batman desk clock uses 512 components to create a state-of-the-art tailor-made design. This comprises of 115 materials for the bodywork and 397 for the movement. The black aluminum composite makes the bodywork for a sophisticated finish. And the aeronautical grade scratch protection coating offers durability. Furthermore, this Batman desk clock uses the same curves and proportions as the Batmobile. Also, the in-house manual-winding movement offers power for up to 30 days. In addition, the two cylinders display the clock’s hours and minutes. And the turbine at the front of the Batmobile highlights the vertical regulator. Finally, this clock runs at a frequency of 21,600 beats per hour for excellent precision and reliability. Not to mention that it’s a unique clock that complements any workspace.last_img read more

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Commons backs rating bill reform

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Sister act

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