Jim Moseley, the former managing director of General Mills UK, is to return to the role of acting director general of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) following the resignation of Melanie Leech. Leech joins the British Property Federation in the New Year and the process of recruiting her successor is under way.Richard Evans, president of the FDF, said: “I am delighted to welcome Jim back to FDF. This is an important time for the sector and Jim has a wealth of industry experience and a knowledge of FDF that equips him well to see the Federation through until we have a permanent director general in place.”Moseley added: “I’m delighted to be asked to lead FDF through the transition to a new director general. FDF has enjoyed huge success under Melanie’s leadership and I look forward to continuing that progress with her talented team.”
Prince spent a number of years backed by The Revolution, a five-piece ensemble consisting of Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Bobby Z., Brown Mark, and Matt Fink. While the group hasn’t performed in a number of years, the members have all recently come together in mourning of their late leader.In a new video posted to Brown Mark’s Facebook account, the band has announced plans to reunite. “We have decided, after spending three or four days together now grieving over the loss of Prince, that we would like to come out and do some shows,” Melvoin says. “We want to let you know that we’ll be there soon.”Watch below:While there’s no word of an official tour, the band does say “See you soon.” We’ll be sure to update when more information becomes available.
Chester was not so lucky next time, when Livermore’s underhit back pass invited Glenn Whelan to charge at goal. All the momentum lay with the Irishman, who was left in a heap by an outstretched leg that had denied a clear scoring chance. Referee Jonathan Moss did not hesitate to produce the red card, leaving the hosts with a mountain to climb. The tactical reshuffle was relatively simple, Ahmed Elmohamady and Robertson swapping wing-back to full-back and Tom Ince dropping deeper into midfield. It was a system Stoke struggled to pick holes in despite their advantage. There were half-chances – an Odemwingie dribble into the area, Erik Pieters’ wayward drive – but the hosts were holding up well. Hughes responded by sending on summer signing Bojan Krkic four minutes before half-time, with Whelan sacrificed, but he was unimpressive in Hull’s opener just seconds later. Lacking the bite that Whelan would have offered, he allowed Tom Huddlestone to breeze past him and unleash a low shot that Asmir Begovic could only palm back out. Jelavic anticipated well, beat Marc Wilson to the ball and hooked home from a tight angle. It was the least Hull’s battling response deserved and it was the hosts who ended the half pressing for a second as Stoke lost all semblance of calm. Hughes’ half-time words seemed to have some effect, though, with his side much improved after the break. McGregor was called on twice in as many minutes, saving low from Shawcross following a free-kick routine then diving in front of Diouf to smother a cross. The respective managers quickly re-drew the battle lines, Hughes sending Peter Crouch on as a second striker and Steve Bruce replacing Ince with another defender in Liam Rosenior. Stoke had their best chance yet when Bojan’s deft pass played in Crouch after 64 minutes but a clumsy touch allowed McShane to make a covering challenge. The ball looped invitingly for Diouf but his cushioned header landed a yard wide. Stoke’s final substitute, Charlie Adam, was into the game immediately, firing a 25-yarder that McGregor flicked over the crossbar. The game was gradually building towards Stoke’s response but Hull did not seem liable to crack. It took a wrongly-awarded throw-in and an unusal bounce of the ball to breach them, Bardsley hitting Bojan’s cross into the ground and watching it rear up and bounce off the frame of the goal. McGregor, briefly disorientated, allowed it to come back off him instead of gathering it and Shawcross did just enough – his effort confirmed by goal-line technology. There would no winner but Hull, ever game for the fight, ended the game bravely seeking one. Stoke salvaged a controversial late point against 10-man Hull after captain Ryan Shawcross bundled home from point-blank range seven minutes from time. The Tigers had James Chester sent off after only 14 minutes but appeared on course to claim an unlikely win after Nikica Jelavic’s instinctive finish gave them the lead shortly before half-time. Indeed, for much of the 76 minutes they played with a man disadvantage but they were the better side, out-passing, out-chasing and outworking a Potters team that lacked direction. However, Stoke rescued a result, and a first point of the season, when Phil Bardsley’s angled shot ricocheted off the inside of the post and against goalkeeper Allan McGregor and was nudged over the line by the waiting Shawcross. Hull were left to fume with the goal coming from a Stoke throw-in which should have gone the home side’s way. A point was arguably more than Mark Hughes’ side deserved for such a listless showing but Hull must surely have feared worse when they were asked to play the majority of the game at a numerical disadvantage. Hull were eager to assert themselves in the opening minutes, looking to get on the front foot and attempting to target Bardsley at right-back. Andrew Robertson was the chosen outlet and he began to find his range with a couple of teasing crosses from the left. Yet despite Hull’s positive start, exemplified by the busy Stephen Quinn, Stoke were threatening on the break. Their first warning came after only three minutes when Peter Odemwingie played in Mame Diouf. He shook off Chester to leave himself clean through but was judged to have fouled the defender in the process. Press Association
The Super Eagles have arrived in Bloemfontein in the Free State Province of South Africa on Sunday for their African Nations Championship (CHAN) semi-final match against the Black Stars of GhanaThe Eagles will play against Ghana in the semi-final match on Wednesday at the Free State Stadium.The Media Officer of the team, Ben Alaiya, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from Bloemfontein that the team arrived in the city at 7p.m. local time on Sunday.Alaiya said the Eagles flew into the city with the Zimbabwean national team and were staying at the President Hotel and Conference Centre in Bloemfontein.“The reception here has been wonderful since we arrived. We are staying in the same hotel with the Zimbabwean national team.“The players are in high spirit in anticipation of their semi-final match,’’ he said. He said that before the team departed Cape Town for Bloemfontein, the players relaxed their bodies and swam at their hotel in Cape Town.“I can confirm to you that the Super Eagles have arrived in Bloemfontein,’’ Alaiya said. (NAN)The match comes off on Wednesday at 15:00 GMT( 3:00pm)
LITTLE SILVER – Teacher Mandy Galante of Red Bank Regional High School’s Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) was recently honored by Yale University with its 2012 Yale Educator Award.Mandy Galante, a teacher at Red Bank Regional High School’s Academy of Information Technology (AOIT), at the school. She was recently awarded a 2012 Yale Educator Award after being nominated by a former student.Galante, a Little Silver resident, was nominated for the honor by her former student, Jared Katzman, now a freshman at Yale.Katzman was a very successful student at RBR and won several national team competitions under Galante’s tutelage in the Cyber Security and information technology areas.Galante is one of 90 teachers and counselors from 22 states and 12 countries who received the award.According to a press release from the Yale Office of Graduate Admissions, “The Yale Admissions Office attributes the exceptional quality of the Yale student body to educators like these who shape the students long before they attend Yale, and like to thank these and all educators for their ongoing efforts in motivating and supporting their students.”Galante was also named RBR’s and Monmouth County’s 2012 Teacher of the Year, as well as NJ’s Teacher of the Year by the Air Force Association. The latter sponsors the National CyberPatriot Competition which Galante’s students, including Jared Katzman, took the national championship.“It is Mrs. Galante’s teaching style and attitude that has rightfully been the root of merits received,” Katzman said of his former teacher and mentor. “She has created a unique and intensive program that brought national attention to a small public school … One thing is for sure, I would not be where I am without Mrs. Galante and she deserves every honor in the world.”
Minister Kamara and others inspect the RIA expansion workThe Minister of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), Boima S. Kamara, along with other senior government officials of the ministry, on Wednesday, July 12 toured the ongoing major renovation of the Roberts International Airport (RIA).The renovation and expansion include extensive works on the runway and the erection of a new, modern terminal along with road stations, parking lots, sewage treatment system, electricity systems and other major key components at the airport.Minister Kamara, who spoke yesterday at the RIA after the tour, praised the courageous leadership of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who he said braved the storm to ensure that the rebuilding of the airport becomes a reality.During the tour, the MFDP boss lauded the head of the China Harbor Company, the Sinohydro Construction Company, as well as the management of the Roberts International Airport headed by Mr. Wil Bako Freeman and staff, for the tremendous efforts and level of work done since the commencement of the project.Commending the “one team approach” being used, the Finance Minister said, “we want to say the horizon is bright and we now see a beam of hope. We shall all be well, God shall keep us to see this dream come true. We shall live it, experience it and be a part of it when the final completion work is done and be dedicated.”The project when completed will indeed be a major boost to Liberia’s economic development.A representative of the China Harbor Contractors indicated that more than 125 Liberians (four of them engineers trained at the Tubman University in Maryland County) were hired to join other contractors from China to work as a team in order to deliver the task given them by the Government of Liberia.The managing director of the Liberia Airport Authority (LAA), Wil Bako Freeman, also said that there are too many things that need to be done to improve the airport facilities, “but right now, we are trying to focus on two—the runway and the terminal.”He said, “The reason we are trying to undertake these projects at the airport is to ensure that under my administration, RIA becomes one of the best and most modernized airports. Many of us travel every day and see other airports in different countries, we get quite embarrassed, especially when we think of our own back home—the RIA, that needs to be improved and standardized.”Meanwhile, the runway project is being financed by several international banks to the tune of US$60 million. They include the European Investment Bank, US$27 million; the Saudi Fund, US$20 million; the Arab Bank for Development in Africa, US$10 million; and the government of Liberia, US$3 million. The runway project will take four years to complete.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Right2Water activist Philip McFadden has applauded Dublin TD Eoin O’Broin’s speech in the Dáil last week where he called for water to come into public ownership.In his speech, O’Broin said “a majority of voters want water charges scrapped and a majority of deputies in this house want water charges scraped, yet the government’s discredited water charges regime limps on.”He goes on to assert that it is time that it is time to end the “circus that is the debate on water charges.” He commended water activists, and applauded those who traveled to Dublin for the Right2Water demonstration in Dublin at the end of September, saying the protesters reminded the government that the water charge issue “hasn’t gone away.”He concluded by saying that this is “oldschool, dishonest, and cynical Fianna Fail politics at its very worst.”Philip McFadden commented on O’Broin’s speech saying; “Right2Water are 100% behind the Sinn Fein Right2Change motion to abolish water charges. Fianna Fail were elected in the last general election to abolish water charges, so why are they not getting rid of them now? We do not need a commission to get rid of water charges; 70% of TDs in the Dáil have a mandate to Abolish Water charges.”McFadden wishes to encourage Donegal’s politicians to “do the bidding of their electorate.” Water charge activist applauds TD’s speech in Dáil was last modified: October 9th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Nate Douridas, Farm Science Review farm manager, talks with Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood about this year’s unique planting season, especially as it pertains to the FSR’s needs with demonstration fields and more.
The Maharashtra government will tap into the vibrancy of the start-up ecosystem by launching a yatra to search for future entrepreneurs and unicorns in rural areas.Backward regionsThe month-long start-up yatra will be flagged off by the Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu and cover as many as 14 districts of Maharashtra, especially in the backwards regions of Vidarbha and Marathwada, officials said.A contingent of industrialists, bankers and investors will depart from Mumbai on October 3 and complete the month-long journey in the first week of November. “During the period we will hold boot camps looking for ideas and talent in the rural start-up system. The conclusion would be a two-day incubator camp in Mumbai,” said a State official.Rural outreachSenior officials said the yatra aims to support a start-up culture in the region, and at the same time reach out to the hinterland to “pick up start-ups”.The contingent will include representatives from 24 start-ups which have been shortlisted earlier this year to collaborate with the government to implement innovative projects.The state has already signed Letters of Intent with 24 start-ups for work orders worth ₹15 lakh as part of the Maharashtra Start up Week where over 2,000 participants made a pitch for their innovations at the event. The shortlisted start-ups are collaborating with the government over the next few months and work closely in areas such as infrastructure, healthcare, defence and the environment.As part of the State’s start-up policy, the rural outreach has been in the planning stage for a while, Minister for Labour and Skill Development Sambhaji Patil-Nilangekar said the most exciting part of the start-up week was, 18 of the 24 shortlisted firms are based in the rural regions of Maharashtra, and areas outside bigger cities. “We now want this start-up ecosystem to spread even to the rural areas,” he said.
Yuvraj Singh , who has recovered from a rare germ cell cancer, feels “honoured” that the BCCI has again sent his nomination for the prestigious Arjuna award and is hoping that he will be more lucky this time.”It’s an honour that BCCI has nominated my name for the Arjuna Award. This is the second time that my name has been nominated and I hope that I am lucky enough to get it,” Yuvraj told mediapersons at the launch of the “YouWeCan” — an initiative by Yuvraj Singh Foundation, to spread awareness about cancer detection.The BCCI has decided to nominate Yuvraj for the award .Incidentally, the BCCI’s decision came after a miscommunication with the Sports Ministry regarding the last date for filing the nomination form.The BCCI had alleged that they did not have an intimation about the nomination like earlier years, a claim which was strongly refuted by the Sports Ministry.However a couple of days back, the Joint Secretary in the Sports Ministry Mukul Chatterjee called up at the BCCI office to inform about the date of nomination being extended till July 20.Although Virat Kohli has been a standout performer last year, the BCCI has decided to nominate Yuvraj’s name since he is one of the seniormost cricketers who is yet to receive the award. His contemporaries like Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan and Gautam Gambhir have all received the award.