Goldman preferred bidder on £110m Marble portfolio

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Inmate At Suffolk County Correctional Facility Tests Positive For COVID-19

first_img Share Update, April 13, 11:14 AM:As of April 13, 14 people in the sheriff’s office tested positive, according to Sgt. Paul Spinella, and two of those diagnosed already returned to work. Spinella said nine have recovered and are waiting to be cleared, and three are recovering at home with mild-to-moderate symptoms. One deputy also tested positive. There is still just one inmate that tested positive.Original Story:April 8 marked one full month since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Suffolk County.Late in the evening, an inmate at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverhead became the first inmate case of the novel coronavirus.The inmate displayed signs of illness and was sent to an area hospital for evaluation. At approximately 11 PM, hospital staff notified the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office that this individual tested positive.The sheriff’s office had released information regarding the pandemic and its effect on the facility and deputy sheriff operations earlier that day.As of April 7, 12 Suffolk County correction officers tested positive for COVID-19, along with one deputy sheriff. No sheriff’s office civilian staff tested positive. Of the 12 correction officers, most were working in areas with minimal contact with county inmates.Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon Jr. began implementing stringent procedures in the first week of March to create physical distance between incoming inmates and the general jail population.“I have learned in my experience how quickly an infectious disease can make its way through the correctional system,” Toulon told LI News Radio. “It is my goal to implement as many protections to keep our staff and inmates as safe as possible. Our officers are on the front lines of this pandemic and I couldn’t be more pleased with how diligent they are about following safety protocols for everyone’s protection. We have a long way to go with this pandemic, but we are doing very well under these very stressful and difficult circumstances.”All inmates are housed in a reception area for 14 days upon entry into the jail and consistently monitored for the signs of illness. They are also given appropriate cleaning supplies. On March 17, all in-person visitation was canceled, and more stringent precautions were phased in during subsequent weeks. All correction officers are required to wear appropriate personal protection equipment and have their temperature taken before entering the facility. Deputy sheriffs are also required to wear personal protective equipment.desiree@indyeastend.comlast_img read more

When nations saw red

first_imgThe traumas of the current sporting season are a far (battle) cry from the football war fought between El Salvador and Honduras in 1969, says Russell Evans, a partner at Southampton firm Eric Robinson. An immigration dispute between the two South American nations, coupled with rioting during their qualifying campaigns for the 1970 World Cup, led to an invasion, 3,000 deaths and a new border. Shame, then, on the legions of footballers at this year’s tournament who fell to the ground, clutching their faces and screaming in mock agony, the moment an opponent’s boot grazed their backside. Still, as Robinson points out, non-lethal disputes in football are rife. And cometh the dispute, cometh the solicitor. ‘What you won’t see at this World Cup is the myriad of lawyers, facilitators, mediators and arbitrators dealing not only with player, club, national and commercial interests, but also the interests of brands,’ Robinson says. ‘Sports stars will be looking where necessary to protect their privacy and promote their image.’ In 2008, former Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu received a multi-million-dollar fine from football’s international governing body, FIFA, for failing a drugs test. This year, Bayern Munich striker Franck Ribery received a three-match ban for assault and as a result, missed the Champions League final. Both cases spent time in the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland. Perhaps there will be more to come for the court once Brazil have lifted the trophy this year (brave prediction). There is plenty of football left in the tournament too. ‘Our hearts have set sail for foreign shores as in the days of Achilles and Hector,’ Robinson says in full Homeric mode, ‘but glory will not be the battlements of Troy, nor a fair maiden’s hand, but rather, the touch of a golden trophy.’ Or, if you’re a lawyer, the touch of gold in palm.last_img read more

Web poll: The Chelsea Barracks furore

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Looking back at President Farmajo’s first 100 days in office

first_imgIn February of this year, 55-year-old Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo won the Somali elections by a huge margin, becoming Somalia’s ninth president in one of the highly-contested elections in the country’s political history.And just ten days into his presidency – President Farmajo had a tough message to Mogadishu’s security partners.“My vision is to defeat the Al-Shabaab in the next two years,” President Farmajo said.“Hopefully if we work very closely together, we will be able to defeat Al-Shabaab. That is the vision I would like to see happen in the next two years to bring peace and stability to Somalia”.That message didn’t go well with Al-Shabaab – an Al Qaeda militant group seeking to overthrow past and present administrations in Somalia for over a decade now.A series of explosions followed, with the deadliest featuring just 11 days into Farmajo’s presidency and claiming nearly forty lives at a populated market – west of Mogadishu.After a series of attacks, the President – dressed in full military uniform – declared war on Al-Shabaab. His first major assignment was stabilizing Mogadishu, and his strategy was to disarm the potential threats to stability – a move that’s seen an improvement in the capital’s security.President Farmajo also picked Hassan Ali Kheyre as his Prime Minister – a political newcomer – and a former oil executive – to form an inclusive competent government.At an international conference on Somalia in London in early May – a gathering of more than 40 governments including some of Somalia’s key international partners – President Farmajo sought support for his new government – promising tangible results in the country.“We believe that the only path to fully recovering Somalia is strengthening our democratic institutions; to that end I’ll spare no effort to realize the promise of my campaign, which was to fight Somalia’s three major enemies, terrorism corruption and poverty. Most importantly I’ll take measurable steps to unleash the most important potential of my people to develop their own country through what they know best – trade and commerce,” he said.His presidency suffered its biggest setback in May – following the killing of its youngest minister and a former refugee – Abdullahi Sheikh Abass – who was serving as Minister of Public Works and Housing, and seen by many as a rising star and an inspiration to the youth.As Mogadishu marks the first 100 days into Farmajo’s Presidency – he remains adamant that his government will win the war against terror and restore stability back to Mogadishu.“To those pulling us back – I tell you that this is your country. Renounce violence and rejoin us – we will protect you and rehabilitate you. But to the foreign fighters who’ve come here to deny my people peace and stability and devilment and ruin our image as a country, and made Somalia and Mogadishu a terrorist heaven – we will fight you and eliminate you from our country – they have no place in our society”.last_img read more

MS Koningsdam made its inaugural call to Dominica

first_img Share 313 Views   no discussions LocalNews MS Koningsdam made its inaugural call to Dominica by: – November 29, 2018 Share Sharing is caring! Share The MS Koningsdam made its inaugural call to Dominica on Wednesday 28th November, 2018 at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth.A ceremony was held abroad the ship and plaques were exchanged.The MS Koningsdam is a cruise ship operated by the Holland America Line and has a capacity of over 2,500 passengers.During the ceremony Chief Cultural Officer, Raymond Lawrence, discussed with the Ship’s Captain the many beautiful places that Dominica has to visit.“We boast of lush greenery, hot sulfur springs, the second largest boiling lake in the world, and excellent hiking opportunities among others,” Mr. Lawrence said.Mr. Lawrence also thanked the captain for visiting Dominica and encouraged him to return to the island. Tweet – / 125last_img read more

Surveys show plant-based ‘dairy’ label confusion; FDA comment deadline is Jan. 28

first_imgIn a marketplace increasingly crowded by plant-based imitation dairy products, the results of two new surveys show that customers are confused about whether those products are indeed dairy foods and whether they carry the same nutritional value. One survey was commissioned by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA), Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. The survey, conducted by market research firm Ravel, evaluated three plant-based foods that mimic dairy cheese to understand if the packaging and descriptions are confusing.advertisementadvertisementThe findings of that survey, released at the Dairy Strong conference, Jan. 23, in Madison, Wisconsin, were included in comments that WMCA and Edge submitted to the FDA, which is collecting public input as the agency considers changes to its enforcement of nondairy labeling rules.The FDA is accepting comments regarding plant-based, imitation dairy product labels until Jan. 28. To submit comments, visit the FDA website.“Consumers deserve complete clarity as they choose what to eat and how to feed their families. Our research proves that mislabeling leads people to believe that the nutritional content of plant-based products is equivalent to that of dairy, which is simply not true and potentially harmful to public health,” said Rebekah Sweeney, director of communications, education and policy for the cheesemakers’ group. “WCMA members encourage the Food and Drug Administration to enforce labeling standards to help consumers make well-informed choices at the grocery store.”Among the national survey’s findings:Nearly half of customers indicated plant-based foods that mimic cheddar and mozzarella cheese were actually cheese.About one-quarter of customers said they don’t know what ingredients are in the plant-based imitations. The same percentage mistakenly thought the products contained milk.About one-third of customers think plant-based foods that mimic cheese contain protein, and 21 percent think it is of a higher quality than dairy even though the imitations have little to no protein. Real dairy cheese has 7 grams of protein.About one-quarter of customers purchase plant-based foods that mimic cheese because they believe them to be low in calories and fat and without additives. In reality, these plant-based foods contain an equal or comparable amount of fat and calories and substantially more additives than dairy cheeses.“The Ravel survey findings are similar to other consumer surveys pertaining to food – consumers don’t know what’s in the food they eat regardless of what they hear,” said Patrick Geoghegan, senior vice president, marketing and industry relations at Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin. “The next phase is to understand why consumers associate dairy and nondairy products with differing attributes.”advertisementBrody Stapel, president of Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative and a dairy farmer in eastern Wisconsin, said the survey demonstrates that words do matter.“These misperceptions about nondairy foods are real. The imitations confuse customers who rely on names and product packaging to make judgments about a food. Those customers deserve transparency,” said Stapel, whose group represents its member farmers throughout the Midwest on federal policy. “Our dairy farmers and processors work hard to produce incredible food. Milk and dairy products – real dairy foods – offer almost unbeatable nutritional value, and customers deserve to know this.“The FDA should move to aggressively enforce its existing regulations, which clearly define milk, cheese and other dairy foods as originating from a cow, not a plant.”Survey: Only 1-5 consumers think plant-based imitators should be called milkA second-look survey of consumer research showed Americans widely disapprove of the use of dairy terms by manufacturers of imitation products. And, it also provided evidence of consumer confusion on the nutritional content of milk versus plant-based imitators.The national survey, commissioned by Dairy Management Inc. and conducted by IPSOS, a global market research and consulting firm, found:Only 20 percent of all consumers said plant-based beverages should be labeled milk, as U.S. dietary guidelines do not recommend imitators as a substitute for dairy milk; even when limited to buyers of plant-based drinks, support for mislabeling rose to only 41 percent.About 50 percent of consumers mistakenly perceive that the main ingredient of a plant-based beverage is the plant itself; such drinks are mostly flavored water.More than one-third of consumers erroneously believe plant-based beverages have the same or more protein than dairy milk. Milk has up to eight times more protein than its imitators.“This new data is more proof that the plant-based food and beverage industry is exploiting consumer confusion to boost their bottom line, and consumers don’t like it,” said Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF). “Plant-based beverage brands that sell nutritionally inferior products under the health halo of milk mislead consumers. FDA must enforce its existing regulations.”advertisementThe new data builds on previous surveys, including one from August showing 53 percent of all consumers said they believed plant-based food manufacturers labeled their products “milk” because their nutritional value is similar, even though products widely vary in content.An October poll found one-quarter of consumers either thought almond drinks contained cow’s milk or weren’t sure. Meanwhile, a January survey found consumers, by nearly a 3-1 margin, calling for FDA to end the mislabeling of fake milks.Read also: Weekly Digest: Poll shows consumers want FDA to end misleading ‘milk’ labels.     Dave NatzkeEditorProgressive DairymanEmail Dave Natzkedave@progressivepublish.comlast_img read more

New Foods Coming To Progressive Field; New Scoreboard Taking Shape

first_imgA new scoreboard and new food are all part of the new scoreboard experience coming to Progressive Field this summer, as today the Indians announced even more goodies that will be available in the ballpark.Four new food experiences will be at the park, including Fatheads, Momocho, Dante’s Inferno and The Brew Kettle will all have stands at the park to the delight of many. Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Related TopicsIndiansProgressive Field Exciting news: Momocho, Fat Head’s Brewery, Dante’s Inferno & The Brew Kettle are joining Progressive Field!— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) March 8, 2016While the food will be a huge part of the park, the new scoreboard is also taking shape as well. The new scoreboard in action here at Progressive Field. #Indians #TribeSpring— Hayden Grove (@H_Grove) March 8, 2016center_img A little preview of new scoreboard.— T.J. Zuppe (@TJZuppe) March 8, 2016 Matt Loedelast_img read more

VIDEO: Cleveland Police Officers Play Football With Kids; This Is How We Move Forward

first_img Related TopicsCleveland Normally the articles on our website are focused on what happens “on the field,” but anyone in this country, sports fan or otherwise, is aware of the controversy that’s been going on with NFL players protesting police brutality and discrimination towards African-Americans.Whether a person agrees with Colin Kaepernick or not, the reality is that unless there is action behind the statements being made, the effort is all in vain.Kaepernick’s goal was to spark a conversation, in hopes of igniting change and he succeeded at that. Players around the league have joined in his protest. He’s also putting action behind his words, donating portions of his salary to charities.Whether you agree or disagree with his protest, it has made an impact.With all of that being said, it’s stuff like what two police officers in Cleveland did over the weekend of September 11, that will make the biggest difference.Two officers, known only as Mike and Tim, took time out of their day to play football with kids in Cleveland.The mother of the children, Vanessa, decided to share the experience on Facebook and wrote:“So I’m over my parents house today by the 4th district and I looked out the window and seen two officers approaching the kids. I ran out to see what happen and the officers said “we just came to play some football”. They introduced themselves very respectfully and spend some time with the kids talking about sports, school and push ups lol.I am happy and thankful that my kids were able to see officers in a positive light with everything that is going on in the world today. My son wanted to take a pic with officer Mike “flexing” lol. Thank you for taking time out to play some football with the kids Officer Mike and Tim!!! Please tag these officers if you know them.”*View Videos Fullscreen for Better Quality* Stuff like this is how we move forward. Hopefully more officers take time to be involved in the community and hopefully more residents don’t pre-judge police officers and assume they have to be afraid or defensive.This isn’t exactly a sports-related story, but it’s another example of how sports can play a part of the bigger issues that matter in life.Shout out to Officers Mike and Tim. It’s little things like that, which make a big difference, one football game at a time. Matt Medley Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.last_img read more