FOB urges government to continue international trade

first_imgThe Federation of Bakers (FOB) is among trade bodies to have urged the government to ensure the continuation of critical imports and exports during the Covid-19 crisis.A letter co-signed by FOB chief executive Gordon Polson, as well as representatives from other trade associations including the Food & Drink Federation, UK Hospitality and the Food and Drink Exporters Association, said “Covid-19 is the biggest threat this country has faced in decades”.As such, they called on the government to allow trade to “flow freely and without restriction”.“Now, more than ever, it is critical that we keep imports and exports of food and drink flowing. Essential movements of ingredients and raw materials must continue, so that we can supply consumers across the UK,” the letter stated.It added that the continuation of trading through open markets would be “absolutely vital” to help aid global economic recovery, as would the essential movements of ingredients and raw materials.“We have seen some countries introduce trade restrictions that may have the unfortunate consequence of impeding the flow of goods between nations. While it is understandable that some may place temporary selective restrictions on exports where there is a direct threat posed to the ability of their communities to access affordable food and drink, it is incumbent on the UK and other developed nations to lead the way and reject moves towards protectionism.”The letter went on to highlight the UK food and drink industry’s “international success story” which included the export of £23bn-worth of products each year. These, it stated, were essential to ensure UK businesses had access to working capital.“Our industry cannot operate in isolation if we are to continue providing world-leading quality, choice and value for money.“Our farmers rely on imported feed and need access to other markets to sell their products, especially where demand in the UK is insufficient. Our manufacturers rely on exports to grow their businesses and imports to complement their use of domestically produced ingredients and raw materials. Our restaurants and retailers need access to a full range of goods all year round to balance seasonality and meet consumer demand.”last_img read more

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Pellegrini says Man City win proves doubters wrong

first_imgLast night’s win means Manchester City are now up to second in Group D.That’s the same position that Manchester United occupy in Group B, despite them only drawing 1-1 in Russia against CSKA Moscow.Tonight….Liverpool, Tottenham and Celtic are all in action in the group stages of the Europa League.Spurs will be first onto the pitch – they’ve travelled to Belgium to face Anderlecht in a 6pm start to their Group J contest.Later tonight, Liverpool host Russian out-fit Rubin Kazan at Anfield and Celtic are away to Norweigan club, MoldeAll games will kick-off at five-past eight. Kevin de Bruyne scored an injury-time winner to give them their second straight win in the competition.It’s their second straight win in the competition.Pellegrini says it shows his players have what it takes to compete at that level:last_img read more

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“Wonder goal against West Ham was pure instinct”- Jordan Ayew

first_imgGhana’s Jordan Ayew says his lovely individual Boxing Day goal against West Ham in the Premier League was not planned or rehearsed but it was all down to things coming to him naturally.Ayew’s goal which settled the tie 2-1 in favour of Crystal Palace saw him dribble past four West Ham players and chip the ball over the opposing goalie.Fans have been waxing lyrical about the goal and it was described as “amazing” by the BBC’s commentator.After the match, Ayew told the BBC that he was on auto-pilot as he went through the motions to score the goal.“I think I pushed the ball too far ahead of me and I tried to get it back. Everything that followed was pure instinct.I thank God for everything and I thank the fans too because they have been pushing us since the beginning of the season. This victory is for them. “What did Roy Hodgson say about the goal?“The second goal was one of those goals that will live long in the memory and will get a lot of airings on the television and Jordan Ayew deserves that. It was a fine reward for all his hard work and performances this season.”What’s next for Jordan Ayew and Crystal Palace?They head to Southampton on December 28 in the Premier League.last_img read more

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Breast Cancer Basics – What You Should Know About Mammograms And…

first_imgThe goal of the Paint the Town Pink campaign is to get women, age 40 and older, to schedule their annual mammograms and to raise funds for screening mammograms for women who can’t afford them. Here are questions and answers about mammography and breast cancer from the National Institute of Cancer.What is a mammogram?A mammogram is an x-ray picture of the breast.
Mammograms can be used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease. This type of mammogram is called a screening mammogram. Screening mammograms usually involve two x-ray pictures, or images, of each breast. The x-ray images make it possible to detect tumors that can’t be felt. Screening mammograms can also find microcalcifications (tiny deposits of calcium) that sometimes indicate the presence of breast cancer.
Mammograms can also be used to check for breast cancer after a lump or other sign or symptom of the disease has been found. This type of mammogram is called a diagnostic mammogram. Signs of breast cancer may include pain, skin thickening, nipple discharge, or a change in breast size or shape; however, these signs may also be indicators of benign conditions. A diagnostic mammogram can also be used to evaluate changes found during a screening mammogram or to view breast tissue when it is difficult to obtain a screening mammogram because of special circumstances, such as the presence of breast implants.How are screening and diagnostic mammograms different?Diagnostic mammography takes longer than screening mammography because more x-rays are needed to obtain views of the breast from several angles. The technician may magnify a suspicious area to produce a detailed picture that can help the doctor make an accurate diagnosis.What are the benefits of screening mammograms?Early detection of breast cancer with screening mammography means that treatment can be started earlier in the course of the disease, possibly before it has spread. Results from randomized clinical trials and other studies show that screening mammography can help reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer among women ages 40 to 74, especially for those over age 50.What are the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) recommendations for screening mammograms?Women age 40 and older should have mammograms every one to two years. Women who are at higher than average risk of breast cancer should talk with their health-care providers about whether to have mammograms before age 40 and how often to have them.What factors increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer?The strongest risk factor for breast cancer is age. A woman’s risk of developing this disease increases as she gets older. The risk of breast cancer, however, is not the same for all women in a given age group. Research has shown that women with the following risk factors have an increased chance of developing breast cancer:Personal history of breast cancerWomen who have had breast cancer are more likely to develop a second breast cancer.Family historyA woman’s chance of developing breast cancer increases if her mother, sister, and/or daughter have been diagnosed with the disease, especially if they were diagnosed before age 50. Having a close male blood relative with breast cancer also increases a woman’s risk of developing the disease.Genetic alterations (changes)Inherited changes in certain genes (for example, BRCA1, BRCA2, and others) increase the risk of breast cancer. These changes are estimated to account for no more than 10 percent of all breast cancers. However, women who carry certain changes in these genes have a much higher risk of breast cancer than women who do not carry these changes.Breast densityWomen who have a high percentage of dense breast tissue have a higher risk of breast cancer than women of similar age who have little or no dense tissue in their breasts. Some of this increase may reflect the “masking” effect of fibroglandular tissue on the ability to detect tumors on mammograms.Certain breast changes found on biopsyLooking at breast tissue under a microscope allows doctors to determine whether cancer or another type of breast change is present. Most breast changes are not cancer, but some may increase the risk of developing breast cancer.Reproductive and menstrual historyWomen who had their first menstrual period before age 12 or who went through menopause after age 55 are at increased risk of developing breast cancer. Women who had their first full-term pregnancy after age 30 or who have never had a full-term pregnancy are also at increased risk of breast cancer.Long-term use of menopausal hormone therapyWomen who use combined estrogen and progestin menopausal hormone therapy for more than five years have an increased chance of developing breast cancer.Radiation therapyWomen who had radiation therapy to the chest (including the breasts) before age 30 have an increased risk of developing breast cancer throughout their lives. This includes women treated for Hodgkin lymphoma. Studies show that the younger a woman was when she received treatment, the higher her risk of developing breast cancer later in life.AlcoholStudies indicate that the more alcohol a woman drinks, the greater her risk of breast cancer.DES (diethylstilbestrol)The drug DES was given to some pregnant women in the United States between 1940 and 1971 to prevent miscarriage. Women who took DES during pregnancy may have a slightly increased risk of breast cancer. The effects of DES exposure on breast cancer risk in their daughters are unclear and still under study.Body weightStudies have found that the chance of getting breast cancer after menopause is higher in women who are overweight or obese.Physical activity levelWomen who are physically inactive throughout life may have an increased risk of breast cancer. Being active may help reduce risk by preventing weight gain and obesity.Additional information about breast cancer and mammography is available from the National Institute of Cancer at the National Institutes of Health at www.Cancer.gov/cancertopics/screening/breast/mammogram.last_img read more

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Burrows, Canucks take major bite out of Bruins, edge Boston 3-2 in overtime

first_imgFourteen wins down, two to go.Alex Burrows took a major league bite out of the Boston Bruins, scoring 11 seconds into overtime to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory in game two of the Stanley Cup Final Saturday at the Rogers Centre.Vancouver now leads the best-of-seven Cup series 2-0 with game three set for Monday in Boston. Game time is 5 p.m. PDT on CBC-TV.Burrows, sent into the Boston zone on a quick pass from Daniel Sedin, faked a shot before circling the goal and slipping the puck into the vacant net before falling to the ice in jubliation.“Danny (Sedin) made a great chip . . . I knew I had a step on (Zdeno Chara),” Burrows told CBC-TV after the game. “We did some pre-scouting on Tim Thomas and we know he likes to challenge.“I wanted to fake a shot, go around and shoot right away. (Thomas) kind of tried to trip me a little bit because he knew I had the angle. I was just able to just wrap it, it was tight angle and I was just lucky it went in.”The heroics of Burrows, finishing the game with three points, may not have happened had the NHL’s disciplinary committee decided to suspend the Canuck winger for his alleged bite of the finger of Patrice Bergeron during game one of the series.Instead the league determined there was not enough evidence to suspend the Canuck winger, even though NHL senior vice-president of hockey operations Mike Murphy spoke to Burrows.“Everybody who follows our team knows he’s a pretty big part of our team,” Vancouver head coach Alain Vigneault told the media during the post-game press conference when asked about the significance of Burrows being in the lineup.“He plays 5-on-5. He plays power play and kills penalties. He’s one of our go-to guys and again came up big . . .. I thought he was one of our better players and we need him to play that way.”Burrows opened the scoring in the first period, surprising Thomas with a quick shot during the late stages of a power play.Former Vancouver Giant Milan Lucic tied the game in the second before Kamloops native Mark Recchi game Boston its first lead of the series.Boston finished the period out shooting the Canucks 14-10.Vancouver took the play to the Bruins and at 9:37 of the period were rewarded when Burrows tapped the puck over to Daniel Sedin who snapped a shot past Thomas.The Canucks were given an emotional lift with the return of centre Manny Malhotra.Malhotra had been out of the lineup since suffering a severe eye injury March 16 against Colorado Avalanche.“It was great, obviously,” Burrows explained when asked about his teammate. “Manny has worked so hard to get back into shape and be in the lineup with us. “When his injury happened we were afraid for him and for his career too. Obviously it’s nice to see that he’s healthy, but competing with us, that’s even better.”CUP NOTES: The goal by Alex Burrows was the second fastest in NHL history. Twenty-five years ago, Montreal’s Brian Skrudland scored just nine seconds into OT in Calgary to give the Canadiens a 3-2 win in Game 2 of the Final. Skrudland broke the mark of 11 seconds set in 1975 by the New York Islanders’ J.P. Parise in the third and deciding game of their preliminary-round series against the Rangers. . . .Both teams spent the night in Vancouver after the game, choosing to fly to Boston Sunday . . . .The Bruins have a tough task ahead of them as the record for a team falling behind 0-2 in the series is 4-42. . . . Manny Malhotra., playing 7:26 in the game, was 6-1 in the face off circle in game two. . . .Vancouver finished the game out shooting Boston 33-30 thanks to an 11-5 advantage in the third [email protected]last_img read more

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NSWTA Positions Vacant

first_imgThe New South Wales Touch Association has two positions vacant within its staff. Both positions are located in the Sydney Office and are detailed below:State Development Officer The position of State Development Officer is responsible for the management and delivery of the New South Wales Touch Association development and education programs for playing, coaching, refereeing and selecting throughout the state. The Development Officer also assists Associations in the development of the sport of Touch, working with the Sport Manager, Development Manager, Events Manager, NSWTA State Development Officers and Regional Committees, to maximise opportunities for Touch to be a first choice sport among current and perspective participants. The position has a focus towards an important role in increasing both the quality and quantity of coaches, referees, selectors, administrators and players of all ages as well the quality of domestic competitions. The Development Officer will have involvement from grass root to elite level. This current role will have a strong focus in the Sydney North West, Western, Mid North Coast and Northern Rivers areas of NSW and will be responsible for the delivery of the sport within those boundaries.Position Application: www.austouch.com.au/fileadmin/nswtouch/NSWTA/NSW_Touch_Football_SDO_Application_Package_2014.docCloses: 3rd April 2014Events Administrator The position of Event Administrator is responsible with the Events Manager in the management and delivery of the New South Wales Touch Association Events and the administration procedures throughout the state. The Event Administrator is also responsible for coordinating and conducting the Touch at Lunch competitions throughout the Sydney metropolitan. The position also works with the Sport Manager, Development Manager and NSWTA State Development Officers, to maximise opportunities for Touch to be a first choice sport among current and perspective participants. The position has a focus towards an important role in increasing both the quality and quantity of competitions produced by the New South Wales Touch Association. The position will have involvement from grass root to elite level in the development arm of the sport.Position Application: www.austouch.com.au/fileadmin/nswtouch/NSWTA/Event_Administrator_Application___Information_Package_2014.docCloses: 9th April 2014For more information on either of these positions you can view www.nswtouch.com.au/jobs or contact Sport Manager Daniel Rushworth via [email protected] or 9558 9333.Related LinksNSWTA Positions Vacantlast_img read more

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13 days agoAtletico Madrid boss Simeone: I really respect Klopp

first_imgAtletico Madrid boss Simeone: I really respect Kloppby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone admits he’s a fan of Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp.Simeone has highlighted Klopp as the manager he admires most in European football.He said, “A manager that I respect? Jurgen Klopp without a doubt. “He had to lose things, as well as winning some beautiful things, but he’s always done it with one style. “I see him really close to his players.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Video: Notre Dame Freshman Guard Rex Pflueger Is Pretty Good At Dunking

first_imgA closeup of Notre Dame's mascot during a basketball game.PITTSBURGH, PA – MARCH 19: The Notre Dame Fighting Irish mascot, the Notre Dame Leprechaun, performs in the first half against the Northeastern Huskies during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 19, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)We’ve seen several videos this off-season featuring college basketball players throwing down ridiculous dunks at their school’s practice facilities. Notre Dame freshman guard Rex Pflueger is the latest to record his aerial exploits and share them with the world. Pflueger posted this video, featuring three dunks, on Twitter today. The first one is the best, in our opinion, but all three are pretty impressive. Dunks DuLac!!! @NDmbb #dunkweek #flightbrothers pic.twitter.com/5jllt5F6rB— Rex Pflueger (@rexpflueger_1) August 30, 2015last_img read more

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Ohio State Still No. 1 In Latest Coaches’ Poll

first_imgCoaches Poll shows numbers 4 through 8.Coaches Poll Ohio State Still No 1 tarean folstonInstagram/Malik ZaireThe first weekend of college football is officially in the books. What did we learn? Well, Ohio State, despite looking a bit shaky in the first half against Virginia Tech, is going to be very difficult to beat, given the plethora of weapons it has at its disposal. But a number of other top squads – including Alabama, Notre Dame, UCLA, Florida State and Texas A&M – may give the Buckeyes a run for their money this year.Only three teams ranked in last week’s Coaches’ Poll – No. 15 Arizona State, No. 20 Wisconsin and No. 21 Stanford – lost this past weekend. Both the Sun Devils and the Cardinal were left out of the rankings this week.In the latest Coaches’ Poll, released Tuesday afternoon, Ohio State remained the No. 1-ranked team in the country, notching all but one of the first place votes. The Buckeyes are followed by Alabama, TCU, Baylor and Oregon. Utah and Texas A&M are the only two teams to enter the poll.Here’s the entire list, via USA Today:1. Ohio State2. Alabama3. TCU4. Baylor5. Oregon6. Michigan State7. Auburn8. Florida State9. Georgia 10. USC11. Notre Dame12. Clemson13. UCLA14. Ole Miss15. LSU16. Georgia Tech17. Oklahoma18. Arkansas19. Texas A&M20. Arizona21. Missouri22. Boise State23. Tennessee24. Wisconsin25. UtahYou can check out last week’s rankings here. What do you think, college football fans? Did they get it right?last_img read more

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Photo: Jim Harbaugh Wears Allen Iverson Jersey To ODU Satellite Camp

first_imgJim Harbaugh looks content from the sidelines.MADISON, WI – NOVEMBER 18: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches action during a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)Another day, another satellite camp for Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh. This morning, the khaki-wearing coach was at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. for a camp. Harbaugh, who wore a Hank Aaron jersey before a camp in Atlanta earlier this week, took the field wearing an Allen Iverson jersey today. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is wearing an Allen Iverson jersey at ODU’s football camp. pic.twitter.com/Tblj1g3uqO— Harry Minium (@Harry_MiniumVP) June 5, 2016This makes some sense because ODU is about a half an hour away from Iverson’s hometown of Hampton. It will be interesting to see which other jerseys Harbaugh breaks out on the camp circuit.last_img read more

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