The Safe Fair Food Company launches popcorn quinoa chips

first_imgThe Safe + Fair Food Company launches popcorn quinoa chipsPosted By: Jules Scullyon: September 28, 2018In: Food, Industries, Innovation, New products, SnacksPrintEmailThe Safe + Fair Food Company has added a range of “allergy-friendly” popcorn quinoa chips to its portfolio of free-from products.Made without artificial ingredients, the products are available in three flavours: olive oil and sea salt, sweet and salty kettle, and sweet sriracha.The vegetarian and gluten-free line is said to be free from five of the top eight allergens.US-based The Safe + Fair Food Company was founded by friends Dave Leyrer and Pete Najarian, who found themselves frustrated by the lack of safe foods for their children, Abby and Remy, who both happened to have nut allergies.Dave and Pete set out to make living with food allergies easier for families by creating products both safe for food allergic kids and appealing to consume.The Safe + Fair Food Company CEO Will Holsworth said: “We’re thrilled to introduce our new popcorn quinoa chips to the market and provide a gluten-free, allergy-friendly option for many of the underserved community of 15 million Americans affected by food allergies.“We realise that there is a growing demand for plant-based foods, and so we created a product that was also gluten-free and allergy-friendly.”The new chips join Safe + Fair’s existing portfolio of cookies, granola and cake mixes. Each flavour is sold in a four-ounce bag and can be purchased separately for $2.99 or as a bundle with each flavour for $7.99.Share with your network: Tags: The Safe + Fair Food CompanyUSlast_img read more


Barry Callebaut acquires Russian chocolate manufacturer Inforum

first_imgBarry Callebaut acquires Russian chocolate manufacturer InforumPosted By: Jules Scullyon: October 04, 2018In: Business, Confectionery, Food, Industries, Mergers & AcquisitionsPrintEmailBarry Callebaut has acquired Inforum, the Russian business-to-business producer of chocolate coatings and fillings, as it seeks to strengthen its position in the high-growth Russian market.Founded in 1989, Inforum started by selling cocoa products and its portfolio now includes industrial chocolate, covertures, compound coatings and fillings. Last year the firm had revenues of €77 million.The company operates a production site in Kasimov, Ryazan Oblast, and employs more than 300 people who will transfer to Barry Callebaut upon completion of the transaction.Barry Callebaut, which opened a chocolate manufacturing plant in Moscow Oblast in 2007, said the acquisition will allow it to expand its market position, to leverage its value-adding gourmet and specialties business and to further increase market penetration in CIS countries.Russia is the world’s second largest chocolate confectionery market in volume terms, and growth rates in volume terms are significantly higher than the global chocolate confectionery market.Barry Callebaut CEO Antoine de Saint-Affrique said: “We are delighted to join forces with such an established, locally engrained Russian company. Inforum’s heritage and local knowledge, combined with our innovation capabilities and international experience, will reinforce each other’s strengths.“Together, we will be able to bring further excellence and innovation to the market and to serve Russian consumer chocolate manufacturers even better.”Inforum director of strategic development Evgeny Bulytov added: “I am very proud of the great chocolate business we have built from scratch during the last three decades. Our agreement with Barry Callebaut will ensure the successful future of Inforum and our team as part of a large, international group.“We really like the business principles and the team spirit on which Barry Callebaut is based. One of the co-founders, Victor Voitov, will remain associated with the company as future  chairman of the board of Barry Callebaut NL Russia and actively support the integration of Inforum into the Barry Callebaut Group during the transition period.”It is expected the transaction will be completed by the end of the year.Share with your network: Tags: Barry CallebautRussiaSwitzerlandlast_img read more


Kara invests £1m to upgrade Manchester production facility

first_imgKara invests £1m to upgrade Manchester production facilityPosted By: News Deskon: February 07, 2019In: Bakery, Business, Food, Industries, ManufacturingPrintEmailKara, the foodservice arm of Finsbury Food Group, has invested over £1 million to upgrade its Manchester, UK production site, as the company aims to increase production efficiency at the facility.The investment has bolstered the efficiency of Kara’s Lanham line, where the brand produces a range of floured baps and seeded deli rolls.In particular, the investment has focused on upgrading the Lanham Proofer, and the funds have paid for the replacement of the proofer enclosure, air conditioning system and hydraulic drive pack.Kara claims that the upgraded equipment will improve quality and consistency, as well as reduce lost time and help the brand meet efficient production standards.The company said it would invest further funds into the site in future to improve its main bakery ventilation systems and one of three spiral freezers, further increasing production capacity at the facility.Robin Mountain, business unit director at Kara, said: “This investment marks the beginning of a really exciting time for us at Kara and it’s fantastic to see the completion of a replacement Lanham plant proofer.“Improvements to the production plant not only means that we’ll be able to produce a higher quantity of products in a shorter space of time but also provides an opportunity for Kara to grow and expand further.”Share with your network: Tags: bakeryKaraUKlast_img read more


Kroger sells Turkey Hill business to private equity firm Peak Rock

first_imgKroger sells Turkey Hill business to private equity firm Peak RockPosted By: Jules Scullyon: March 20, 2019In: Beverage, Business, Dairy, Industries, Mergers & Acquisitions, Soft drinksPrintEmailKroger has secured a deal to sell its Turkey Hill business to an affiliate of private equity firm Peak Rock Capital.The announcement comes seven months after the US retailer said it would explore strategic options for the unit, including a potential sale.Turkey Hill produces a range of iced teas, fruit drinks, milk, frozen dairy products and ice creams. As part of the sale agreement, the Peak Rock Capital affiliate will continue to operate the Turkey Hill business out of its Conestoga, Pennsylvania, facility.“We believe this is the right step to ensure the Turkey Hill business can meet its full potential and continue to grow its successful ice cream and beverage brands,” said Erin Sharp, group vice president for Kroger Manufacturing.“Throughout this process, we were extremely impressed with Peak Rock’s professionalism and vision for the future of the Turkey Hill business. We look forward to working with them to ensure a smooth and successful transition for all parties.”Turkey Hill produces a range of iced teas, fruit drinks and ice creams.Peak Rock Capital managing director Robert Pistilli said: “Turkey Hill represents an exciting opportunity to invest in a premier brand with an established reputation for quality, flavour variety, and authenticity, within the large and growing ice cream and refrigerated drinks space.“We are impressed with the accomplishments of the business under the stewardship of Kroger and look forward to completing a seamless transition of the business to a standalone entity and partnering with Turkey Hill’s management team to drive significant growth through continued product innovation.”Anthony DiSimone, chief executive officer of Peak Rock Capital, added: “We believe that Turkey Hill represents an excellent platform for growth through near-term organic initiatives and strategic acquisitions.”Last year, Austin-based Peak Rock Capital acquired pretzel producer Pretzels as well as Louisiana Fish Fry Products. An affiliate of the firm also bought Tyson Foods’ pizza crust manufacturing business.Share with your network: Tags: KrogerTurkey Hill DairyUSlast_img read more


First luxury space hotel plans to offer zero gravity living – for

first_img 11 12 This article is more than 1 year old Share on Twitter Share on Twitter oldest Share on Facebook Guests will be charged $9.5m each I’d guess an allowance would be costed in the travel price, for funding a rent a crowd welcome home. Ego massage, all inclusive. Share Topics Space Twitter Reply xaviervardy Share on Facebook A Houston-based company said this week it plans to open the “first luxury hotel in space” by late 2021.Orion Span’s compact Aurora Station – at 35ft-by-14ft its interior will be comparable to that of a Gulfstream jet, the company said – is projected to accommodate four travellers and two crew members for 12-day stays 200 miles above the earth. Guests will be charged $9.5m each, or about $791,666 a night. 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Reply Twitter Sounds out of this world 10 11 Share on Facebook Drugless_Adams Not so easy as you’d think 4 5 Laughalidl Share on Twitter Share via Email 1 2 Strummered Reply Twitter 8 Apr 2018 3:00 Prof_Woland Facebook Facebook Reply Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest 50 Wait until some asswipe opens up a bank on a space station, these guys will never pay tax again! Reply Founder Frank Bunger: ‘We want to get people into space because it’s the final frontier for our civilization.’Photograph: Courtesy of Orion Span Twitter One has to wonder whether business is influenced by science fiction or the other way around. unthreaded mojones 4 Share on Facebook Report … | Pick Loading comments… Trouble loading? 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Facebook Facebook 7 8 Texas Share on Twitter Twitter Share on Facebook Twitter At last the weight’s over ! Reply Share on Twitter Reply | Pick Reply Twitter Six people for 12 days in a space the size of a Learjet for 9m a head. Where do I sign? Report Share on Twitter Nosheds 8 Apr 2018 3:06 Share on Facebook Edward Helmore 8 Apr 2018 2:30 Report Twitter Share on Facebook Report creelo | Pick Report Hermann22 Report Twitter Share Can’t see it taking off though. 4 5 8 Apr 2018 3:36 Share on Facebook Drugless_Adams Thirdparty Twitter | Pick Share on Twitter Report Share on Facebook Share 8 Apr 2018 8:09 Share Report Report Twitter Facebook Report 54 55 | Pick Report Share on Facebook 17 18 Share on Facebook Robin Williams Reply Reply Share Facebook Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter Share joe5000 Twitter mojones 8 Apr 2018 2:31 14 15 | Pick Share on Facebook You’re not taking seriously the gravity of the situation. Facebook Facebook Brutha Share Facebook | Pick Reply creelo 8 Apr 2018 3:40 dracflav Share Report 8 9 8 Apr 2018 2:21 Show 1 more reply Share on Facebook 8 Apr 2018 2:43 Share on Twitter Report shame Twitter The founder Frank Bunger – described by his own company as “a serial entrepreneur and technology start-up executive” – told Bloomberg: “We want to get people into space because it’s the final frontier for our civilization.”In a press release, Orion Span said it would take “what was historically a 24-month training regimen to prepare travellers to visit a space station and streamline it to three months, at a fraction of the cost”.Customers would subsequently understand basic spaceflight, orbital mechanics and life in pressurized environments in space, the company said.The company said travellers would then “enjoy the exhilaration of zero gravity … gaze at the northern and southern aurora through the many windows, soar over their hometowns, take part in research experiments such as growing food while in orbit (which they can take home with them as the ultimate souvenir), revel in a virtual reality experience on the holodeck, and stay in touch or live stream with their loved ones back home via high-speed wireless internet access.”They would also, it said, “be treated to a hero’s welcome home”.Bunger said the project had been made possible in part because “almost every week, there’s another rocket-launch company that’s starting up with a new way to get to orbit cheaper, faster, better”. Twitter Sign in or create your Guardian account to recommend a comment Reply Facebook Twitter 0 1 Reply Facebook Very disappointing. I remember at primary school in 1975 being asked what the leisure society would be like in the year 2000. Naturally I assumed there would be space dome holiday parks on the moon by now. Never trust a Futurologist. Facebook Share recommendations Facebook When you’ve got it flaunt it! Report Share on Twitter Report 2 3 8 Apr 2018 7:04 Myopicus 2 3 I think I’d prefer Scotland or Cornwall, thanks. benjamin12345 Share 8 Apr 2018 2:28 8 Apr 2018 2:54 Facebook | Pick Share Share on Facebook So the final frontier is the 1% pissing on the rest of us from space. Share SpaceX to send two people around the moon who paid for a 2018 private mission Twitter PunCrock Twitter next McDonalds can knock up a restaurant in about 3 days, they’d easily sort a space station in 6 months. Share $792,000 a night sounds just like any other over-priced hotel around here. Ive always wondered how much the cleaners get paid per day. Just remind me where our money is going when a hotel charges a few hundred per night? merlinblack Laughalidl | Pick Share | Pick Facebook Twitter 4 Report joe5000 8 Apr 2018 3:26 Report Absolute horsecrap. The number of people living in poverty has never been lower. You’re sitting in a house writing that post on a sophisticated communications device, no doubt whilst a filling meal cooks on the stove. 3 Facebook Share on Facebook Space Share on Twitter Twitter Just don’t throw the TV through the window. The company said travellers would then…….. revel in a virtual reality experience on the holodeck Share on Twitter 1 2 Share 9 10 apacheman I am sure it will trickle down Facebook Because being grown-up is really, really overrated? (Psssst! Hey! Kids! Don’t grow up; it’s a trap.) Facebook Share View more comments 8 Apr 2018 2:19 | Pick Read more Facebook 47 48 Share | Pick Share Last year, the SpaceX founder Elon Musk said his company planned to send two private citizens on a trip around the moon. The pair had paid a “significant deposit”, he said.Jeff Bezos of Amazon and the Virgin entrepreneur Richard Branson aim to give tourists short rides to the edge of space, about 60 miles up. Branson has reportedly signed up celebrities including Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Katy Perry to take the $250,000 ride. Bunger, who announced his project at the Space 2.0 summit in San Jose, California, said Orion Span’s clients would be passionate about space and astronomical study.“We’re not selling a ‘Hey let’s go to the beach’ equivalent in space,” he said. “We’re selling the experience of being an astronaut. You reckon that there are people who are willing to pay to have that experience.” 8 Apr 2018 5:50 You sure are a kind hearted, loving, compassionate soul. 8 Apr 2018 3:11 0 1 Facebook 42 43 Report TaliShar Share on Twitter | Pick 21,000 sponsor children at school 3 meals a day for a whole year…* Report Reply Facebook Share on Twitter Report Megalomax Twitter Twitter Share on Twitter 3 4 Do you own a car? A computer? A cell phone? How many mouths could that money have fed? Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Drugless_Adams Share Most luxury hotels are larger than Gulfstream Jets, and ten to feature stuff like pools, bars, restaurants, landscaping, and a staff of hundreds. This is a bit more modest. Twitter Report Share on Twitter Share on Twitter 34 35 Share on Twitter canprof Share on Twitter Share on Twitter 8 Apr 2018 3:46 Reply Facebook Report Share on Facebook Share algae64 | Pick David Thomas Since you’re here… 15 16 Reply Twitter | Pick Share on Facebook Share Twitter 5 6 Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter 8 Apr 2018 2:18 | Pick Show 3 more replies Share on Facebook Twitter Facebook Share on Twitter Facebook | Pick Share on Facebook Report Twitter Was shit! | Pick Too easy. Just let them drift through space. Why can’t people just grow up. | Pick David Thomas Share on Facebook Share on Twitter creelo Utter utter blow there mate, utter manure on a stick. 1/3rd of children in the UK grow up on or under the UK poverty line. In the US, 1/3rd of all people live on or under the US poverty line – and if you think that’s not bad, you should go live in South Central LA or inner City Chicago or any one of 1,000s of US inner cities. Many UK poverty stricken parents do not eat on a day to ensure they feed their kids. Drugless_Adams Share Twitter Share on Twitter Reply Report Space stations: our future among the stars | Pick David Thomas Reply Theloniusflash Share Twitter Twitter Share 8 Apr 2018 3:59 Report Twitter 100 Twitter TaliShar dolly63 Facebook Facebook Share on Facebook | Pick | Pick Twitter Report 9 Apr 2018 0:05 Report 8 Apr 2018 2:56 1 2 10 11 Close report comment form 2 3 Threads collapsed Share on Twitter merlinblack Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Facebook Share on Twitter Twitter memeroots Report Report Share on Twitter Facebook Report Reply Twitter JosephH79 Facebook Reply Share Gelion 10 11 Sharecenter_img Diego Luna. Reply Facebook Reply Twitter | Pick benjamin12345 8 Apr 2018 6:41 Strummered Facebook Tim1960 8 Apr 2018 3:52 Report Facebook 8 Apr 2018 2:23 Share LydiaPydia 9 10 bpollutin Facebook 1 Share on Twitter Progressives don’t care about the poor; they just hate the rich. 5 6 Rocco Siffredi? Davken Share Share on Facebook Report 1 Facebook | Pick Well..it would be a neat way of firing cabinet members. Thanks for explaining that. Laughalidl Yep, it will be the ultimate off shore banking, it won’t even be on planet earth, there’s no tax in space. Reply Facebook PunCrock Share 8 Apr 2018 4:11 0 1 Reply Nosheds Hotels | Pick Support The Guardian 6 7 4 5 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Reply Share Reply Elysium 8 Apr 2018 2:37 Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Report 8 Apr 2018 3:11 Reply Share on Twitter Share on Facebook One step towards Elysium… 8 Apr 2018 2:37 Share on Facebook Pinterest Reply Facebook Facebook | Pick 14 15 8 Apr 2018 2:31 Twitter Reply 4 5 Reply Share on Twitter The Tories don’t agree. | Pick Share Twitter | Pick | Pick ‘First luxury space hotel’ plans to offer zero gravity living – for $792,000 a night Facebook mayne1928 40 41 Comfort yourself that in free fall they are much more likely to piss on themselves. Zepp 8 Apr 2018 5:26 0 1 Twitter They would also, it said, “be treated to a hero’s welcome home”. While the other 99.999% of the population struggles to afford housing, education, healthcare and needs to use food banks memeroots Reply 8 Apr 2018 2:54 Report 34 35 3 4 Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Please select Personal abuse Off topic Legal issue Trolling Hate speech Offensive/Threatening language Copyright Spam Other comments (346)Sign in or create your Guardian account to join the discussion. expanded | Pick Prof_Woland angdavies Share on Facebook 8 Apr 2018 15:20 Share on Twitter Sorry there was an error. Please try again later. If the problem persists, please contact Userhelp next Twitter Facebook $791.666 per night to simultaneously suffer from claustrophobia and agoraphobia seems a bit steep. So the sky is no longer the limit…$9.5 million dollars – could feed 3 million people for a day…or an 800 bed hospital in Africa….or sponsor 21,000 children at school with 3 meals a day… There’s something quite obscene about this type of egotistical waste… Share 8 9 Report Gtardkgb Facebook Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Twitter xaviervardy Share 8 Apr 2018 2:39 Prof_Woland 2 3 | Pick 8 Apr 2018 4:26 Share | Pick Report Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Twitter Davken Self-described ‘serial entrepreneur’ behind the Aurora Station says it is selling the astronaut experience and plans to open in 2021 Facebook Email (optional) Facebook Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter 8 Apr 2018 4:15 25 Share on Facebook Share on Facebook | Pick | Pick | Pick Facebook | Pick Reply Share Share via Email Share on Twitter This article is more than 1 year old 8 Apr 2018 2:26 Last modified on Sun 8 Apr 2018 13.15 EDT 0 1 Share on Facebook Twitter millivon Facebook 8 Apr 2018 3:52 I can think of some super rich garbage I’d like to see shot into the heart of the sun. Perhaps we could entice the 1% up there … Report Laughalidl Report Report Snowshovel Levi Jansen Share on Facebook Show 2 more replies | Pick drinkbuckfast Facebook Facebook | Pick Reply Reply Shares512512 Steven Duffy mojones Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Reply Prof_Woland … Twitter | Pick Share David Thomas 8 Apr 2018 3:00 Share on Facebook Report Show 10 more replies 8 Apr 2018 2:52 15 16 Matt Daymoon ! Strummered A spokeswoman told Bloomberg the company was assessing potential funding sources but would not disclose how much it wanted to raise.Orion Span would not be the first operation to offer rides into space. A number of wealthy travelers have flown to the International Space Station (ISS) with the Russian space programme – which said recently it too plans to open a “space hotel” in 2022.Dennis Tito, an American businessman, took the first “space tourism” flight in 2001, visiting the ISS for a reported $20m. He was followed by, among others, the software entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth and the first female space tourist, Prodea Systems co-founder Anousheh Ansari. Charles Simonyi, a former Microsoft executive, has visited the space station twice.“It is amazing how [the space station] appears from the blackness of the sky,” Simonyi said in 2007. “It was very, very dramatic. It was like a big stage set, a fantastic production of some incredible opera or modern play.” 8 Apr 2018 4:34 | Pick Strummered angdavies Here’s hoping it burns up on an early re-entry to the Earth’s atmosphere within the first week taking a few of our planet’s 1% with it. Share Share on Twitter | Pick I’ll wait for LastMinute.Com to get a better deal… Or maybe ComparetheOrbit.com! Share Share on Facebook 4 5 Share on Twitter Report | Pick Reply Twitter 2 3 Reply Makoliq Jezvahted Share Reply 2 3 Share on Facebook 19 20 8 Apr 2018 3:20 Facebook Hermann22 Report 69 70 Davidsayer Reply 6 7 It’s a good chance to join the 200-mile high club though. I suppose it’s only a matter of time before we get the first space-based porno. Reply Report Twitter Laughalidl 10 11 Share on Facebook 8 Apr 2018 2:27 Report Myopicus LoonyGoon 8 Apr 2018 8:14 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share Facebook Share on Facebook Facebook 3 4 Twitter | Pick Twitter Share on Facebook 8 Apr 2018 2:56 Report 3 years? Mmm it takes longer to build a luxury hotel on earth let alone space. Reply Here’s hoping it burns up on an early re-entry to the Earth’s atmosphere within the first week taking a few of our planet’s 1% with it. Share Facebook Reply Reply Boldly coming where no-one has come before? 8 Apr 2018 5:17 Megalomax Report I hope that included breakfast… apacheman Share Facebook 8 Apr 2018 3:02 | Pick Share on Twitter Report Share Report Comments 346 Share Share Strummered And then shoot it down? 8 Apr 2018 3:25 | Pick Show 2 more replies Facebook As the guardian, you seem to be hatin’ the rich, who spend money on expensive stuff that eventually becomes cheaper for all of us. Share on Facebook 4 5 Report Share | Pick Share on Twitter You wonderful bastard. Facebook Strummered 0ldb0lt0nian F1addict Share on Facebook Reply Gtardkgb 10 11 Share on Facebook Strummered Share 8 Apr 2018 3:03 millivon Order by oldest | Pick Share on Twitter There are simpler alternatives which are just as effective. | Pick Prof_Woland Share on Facebook Report SirWillis Share on Twitter Reply Share on Facebook Twitter | Pick Reply Share Facebook 17 18 Share on Twitter Twitter 8 Apr 2018 6:53 Report Reply Share on Facebook 8 Apr 2018 3:28 Share on Twitter Reply | Pick Report Share on Facebook In space no one can hear you cream (off the world’s wealth). LoonyGoon 6 7 2 3 merlinblack 8 Apr 2018 3:35 8 Apr 2018 4:43 Share on Facebook 8 Apr 2018 2:25 0ldb0lt0nian Unless the visitors get a spacewalk, I’m not sure what the excitement is about. Facebook Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Twitter mayne1928 Share on Twitter 8 Apr 2018 2:55 6 7 Borisundercoat Reply memeroots Share 8 Apr 2018 2:32 Twitter Report Share on Facebook Reuse this content,View all comments > 8 Apr 2018 4:13 Share on LinkedIn Share 8 Apr 2018 14:43 Share on Twitter Saying “why should we care more” while admitting to hoping for the fiery re-entry implies that you’re hoping that both the poor people on the ground and the rich people in space die. I find that a very unpleasant statement. That said, I do often assert that progressives don’t care about the poor, they just hate the rich. This would seem to be in line with all that. I think we should care for both, and be thankful that the world continues to head in the right direction these last couple hundred years, thanks to the technology advances and free markets (the same ones being decried around here). 96% global poverty rate reduced to 9.6% in only a few generations is an incredible achievement. https://ourworldindata.org/extreme-poverty Specifically:https://d33wubrfki0l68.cloudfront.net/b9236286255fa6364e088763182ac386becdd475/69111/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/world-poverty-since-1820-768×548.png | Pick Share Share Facebook I bet £9,000,000 that this madcap scheme will never get off the ground, so to speak. Read more People die every day. Some from malnourishment, some from bombs some from neglect. Why should we care more for those who choose to do something highly dangerous but very expensive. | Pick 8 9 Twitter 8 Apr 2018 2:59 | Pick An illustration of the interior of the proposed ‘Aurora Station’. Photograph: Courtesy of Orion Span benjamin12345 Report Reply Twitter Gtardkgb creelo Twitter merlinblack Facebook Reply 3 Share on Facebook Nothing ages more quickly than a vision of the future Share Reply 8 Apr 2018 2:23 mayne1928 Share on Facebook 0 1 Reply Share on Messenger | Pick Share 1 2 Twitter Share on Twitter Report Reply Report 8 Apr 2018 2:58 8 Apr 2018 2:55 | Pick 9 10 Reply 8 Apr 2018 3:01 Guests will be charged $9.5m each, or about $791,666 a night. Twitter Fuck me I’ll be stealing more than the hairdryer at that price Share Some people have far too much fucking money. 8 Apr 2018 2:28 newest Share on Twitter merlinblack Reply | Pick Twitter Twitter 1 2 Share on Twitter 2 3 Share Share on Facebook Facebook Share on Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter | Pick All 2 TaliShar Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Brutha Share on Facebook Reply Share on Twitter Reason (optional) | Pick Report Facebook Share on Twitterlast_img read more


Maine convicted murderer recaptured after third prison escape

first_imgA convicted murderer with a history of prison breaks was recaptured on Tuesday, ending a five-day manhunt. Arnold Nash escaped from Mountain View correctional facility in Charleston, Maine on Thursday evening, where he was serving out the final months of a 45-year sentence.It was the third time Nash has successfully managed to break out of prison, and the third time he has been caught. In 1973, at age 19, he broke out of the Maine correctional center where he was serving time for larceny, although there is little public information about how Nash was found or how long he evaded authorities.In 1981, he was involved in a more high-profile break, after he escaped from Maine state prison. Nash and another prisoner, Milton Wallace, who was found guilty of the rape and murder of an eight-year-old, escaped while doing supervised labour on a farm near the prison. Authorities searched for the men for 22 days, eventually finding them camped out in the woods, trying to make their way to the Canadian border. They had burgled a number of properties for supplies and were armed, at one point holding the sheriff who discovered them at gunpoint. Maine: convicted murderer recaptured after third prison escape Convicted murderer Arnold Nash stands for a booking photo in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, following his escapePhotograph: AP Last modified on Wed 19 Sep 2018 11.00 EDT news Shares55 Share on WhatsApp US prisons Share on Pinterest Share via Email Tue 18 Sep 2018 16.54 EDT Share on Twitter Topics Share on Facebook Read more This article is more than 9 months old Nash received an additional two years to his prison sentence following the escape, and spent more time in jail in the mid-1980s after another burglary conviction, but his current sentence was the result of his 1992 conviction for murdering a former neighbour, Wilbur Gibeault.Nash was sentenced to a maximum of 45 years in prison, of which he has so far served 26 years. He was due to be released as soon as next December because of credits earned from good behaviour.It’s not clear why Nash wanted to escape so close to a potential release although Maine’s corrections commissioner, Joseph Fitzpatrick, has suggested that 65-year-old Nash may not have wanted to leave to prison, having spent most of his life there. When Nash was found this morning he appeared to be heading back to the facility from which he had escaped.But on Tuesday, Piscataquis county sheriff Robert Young said that Nash “wasn’t trying to run, but he wasn’t trying to be caught.” He said his apprehension was a case of a deputy “being in the right place at the right time”.Nash has been taken to Piscataquis county jail, but it’s not yet clear where he has been since Thursday.In the early 1990s, prison breaks were more common, reaching a peak of 2,660 in 1991. Over the past 20 years as prisons have gained more advanced security solutions, they are far less frequent, but those that do occur are often more ingenious and dramatic, because of the difficulty of escaping. US crime Share via Email Support The Guardian Sam Wolfson This article is more than 9 months old Maine Share on Twitter ‘Gun to head’: French prison break helicopter pilot describes ordeal Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Maine … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Arnold Nash broke out of a facility in Charleston, Maine, where he was serving the final months of his 45-year sentence Share on LinkedIn Since you’re here… Reuse this contentlast_img read more


Steve Bell on Trump savaging Mays Brexit deal – cartoon

first_img 18 19 Donald Trump Share via Email Twitter Share Share on Facebook Twitter eileanmor 28 Nov 2018 3:14 Share Share eileanmor 3 4 Share Share on Facebook | Pick Share on Facebook Twitter comments (958)Sign in or create your Guardian account to join the discussion. Report | Pick This is what amazes me, that no one on the PM’s staff did any due diligence before she raced herself over the ocean to congratulate his lying ass. I mean, a phonecall would’ve done but no. She had to make the UK his doormat and he’ll be wiping his feet on us as much as he can, all thanks to her shitty attitude. Share Show 25 1 50 Report All Share on Twitter The lame of thrones. HarryMiller Share on Facebook Twitter Twitter Share on Facebook 4 7 8 Reply Facebook anda_skoa Twitter savingUK Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Twitter herero 5 6 recommendations Report | Pick Twitter ColinCaserole Share 28 Nov 2018 3:07 7 8 radical Reply Facebook 28 Nov 2018 3:02 Waiting for the first Brexit dimwit to pop up with their usual ‘but chlorine cleaning is safe’ shtick. Facebook 36 37 28 Nov 2018 3:27 Report Reply Facebook 2 Share on Facebook | Pick 1 2 | Pick Share on Twitter Twitter Share on Facebook Reply Facebook Twitter Reply Share on Twitter Share on Twitter 100 Reply Facebook Facebook Report Facebook Facebook Share on Facebook Report | Pick 0 1 RoryH Fishgirl23 Twitter Kentucky Fried Theresa. If you are able to smell Farage, you have my deepest sympathy. Our forebears used oranges stuffed with cloves, or fragrant nosegays to disguise noxious pongs. I’d recommend you equip yourself with one or both, immediately. 4 5 Share on Twitter Facebook | Pick Share on Twitter Report Twitter Report | Pick 5 6 16 17 Share on Twitter Reply Fishgirl23 Share Report Report Share on Twitter Dredd16 24 25 | Pick Facebook Report Report Reply 28 Nov 2018 3:20 Reply Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share Report ColinCaserole Share on Facebook UnironicBeard RoryH Reply usedtolovelearning Vex it means vex it. Share on Twitter | Pick Share on Twitter Facebook | Pick GeeMat And yet, President Trump may be the best president ever for the USA. 8 9 Share on Facebook UnrepentantPunk Reddenbluesy Reply Facebook Waiting for the first Brexit dimwit to pop up with their usual ‘but chlorine cleaning is safe’ shtick Share Report Twitter Share on Twitter Poor Mrs ‘ queue jumping ” May is between the rock and the hard place and nowhere to run. I am sure her charm offensive up and down the country will convince voters about the merits of her “deal”. Shame the voters will have no opportunity to express their enthusiasm in another referendum. Sign in or create your Guardian account to recommend a comment Report 28 Nov 2018 3:21 itz4kixAKA Share on Facebook Share on Facebook | Pick Facebook Arethosemyfeet 28 Nov 2018 3:19 herero Facebook | Pick Share on Twitter Report What about the iPhones? The PCs? America isn’t just Trump and his chlorinated chickens, is it? feralprole Reply Share on Twitter acoastwalker 25 26 Share 28 Nov 2018 3:13 Share on Facebook Facebook Share | Pick Reply carn’t tell ya, it’s a fambly paper, innit. itz4kixAKA Facebook 28 Nov 2018 3:39 Facebook Reply Share on Twitter usedtolovelearning You think there’s a choice? herero ColinCaserole | Pick Is Trump done? January will be brilliant fun, the collapse of both the Uk and US governments. Putin will be pleased! Share 6 7 Reply Reply 15 16 Trump. Think. Same. Sentence. roadtoruin And yet, President Trump may be the best president ever for the USA. 0 1 28 Nov 2018 3:14 12 13 Reply unthreaded Facebook 28 Nov 2018 3:05 | Pick ‘Nothing says “We gas immigrant children” like blood-red Christmas trees’ so what’s a little chlorinated chicken between friends? Dr Liam Fox (hidden from view) is currently licking his arse. Share on Twitter Facebook Reply SanPaolo 28 Nov 2018 3:16 usedtolovelearning Share on Twitter Twitter | Pick We don’t kill our chickens,we wait for them to get sick , and die. Report | Pick That ship has sailed. It’s full steam into the dark and iceberg infested waters of international trade. 60 61 | Pick Twitter Share Facebook Twitter Share on Twitter 28 Nov 2018 3:30 Share on Facebook Report | Pick Share on Twitter If Trump disliked Brexit it is because he wants to screw us and the EU. He is more likely to be in tune with Putin than any other European leader. 54 55 5 6 GeoffWhit | Pick Twitter HAHAHAHA etc. Apparently already car factories are being closed and tens of thousands are being laid off in the USA because of his trade war with China. Well done orangeman. Twitter Twitter Report SanPaolo Show 39 more replies AladdinStardust 28 Nov 2018 3:08 Facebook Facebook European Union,View all comments > | Pick Share on Facebook Facebook Reply Twitter Share on Twitter Report Share 28 Nov 2018 3:13 136 137 Share Trump is the enemy of the UK. MAGA! Twitter 2 3 Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 9 10 Twitter Share | Pick They are, but they’re sold by Apple, Dell etc. American companies. Off the post-Brexit Amazon shopping list in the UK. Oh, and Amazon… 28 Nov 2018 3:23 | Pick 11 12 4 5 Ralph Macchiato Share on Facebook Share Share Twitter Share on Twitter Twitter tc2011 herero 28 Nov 2018 6:15 Reply Cuniform 31 32 ColinCaserole Reply Facebook Reply Twitter 3 RoryH | Pick Vladimiro Share Reply Show 3 more replies Share on Twitter Share on Twitter | Pick Report Report Share on Facebook | Pick Facebook Show 17 more replies Well spotted 28 Nov 2018 4:27 Share on Twitter herero Reply Share Twitter 28 Nov 2018 2:59 010101 Twitter radical | Pick Twitter Share on Facebook 40 41 Report I was wondering the same thing – she’s trying to sell a deal that no one she’s talking to gets a say on. It’s really not very clever. Reply Share Twitter Share on Twitter Sorry to bore you, Feral. Actually I was being jolly and giving Putin a big love-up. The West has fucked over many Russian governments. It’s just pay back time for Vlad. 28 Nov 2018 3:10 Reply Report Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Report Share on Twitter Twitter Share Facebook Facebook Reply 1 Share on Facebook 4 5 Share Foreign policy 28 Nov 2018 3:09 Reply Reply Twitter Twitter Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Trump knows both Farage and Arron Banks. It’s quite possible a call was made after the deal was signed and Trump was asked to make appropriate negative comments. Says a lot when even Trump thinks that May’s deal is only good for the EU! Strengthintruth Reply 28 Nov 2018 3:24 10 11 41 42 UnrepentantPunk Show 23 more replies View more comments Twitter Share on Twitter Steve Bell on Trump savaging May’s Brexit deal – cartoon,Illustration: Steve Bell | Pick His own ? Adaptable then… | Pick feralprole Share next Share on Facebook | Pick rockygold Guardian Opinion cartoon Right? I read someone like that this morning and I so wanted to say something that began w/’As an American’ but knew it wasn’t worth it. That said, if you scroll far enough down on that twitter thread, you’ll see: ‘The Shining II looks terrible’. And then, right below, an image of the two little girls from the film but updated in the spirit of brexshit. Share on Twitter Reply Facebook Report Vladimiro Share on Facebook 2 3 Share on Facebook Share zelablue Facebook Report Facebook RoryH Share | Pick Threads collapsed Please select Personal abuse Off topic Legal issue Trolling Hate speech Offensive/Threatening language Copyright Spam Other We already do a lot of trade with them. Strengthintruth Share on Twitter 28 Nov 2018 3:22 28 Nov 2018 3:27 Facebook Facebook Those 2 pillars either side of Trump are the “fasces” the Roman bundle of sticks from which the word fascist is derived. Now that I want to see! 6 7 28 Nov 2018 3:46 martindale Share Vlad would not want Trump to be replaced by a Democrat. Why do you think they leaked the democrats emails that led to Clinton’s undoing? 26 27 Share on Facebook Facebook 4 Share on Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter GeeMat Share on Facebook 28 Nov 2018 3:20 Show 1 more reply Facebook Twitter Share on Twitter Share Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share on Facebook 9 10 Share on Twitter Show 6 more replies | Pick Facebook eileanmor Reply Report Reply herero Report | Pick 28 Nov 2018 3:30 Share on Facebook Facebook Theresa May | Pick Report Show 9 more replies Share 60 61 rockygold | Pick 39 40 Share on Twitter Reply 28 Nov 2018 3:12 Reply Facebook Share on Twitter justanotherflyboy Reply Probably not many on here. This is the Guardian, after all. | Pick 15 16 ColinCaserole ButtersScotched Share on Twitter Share | Pick Kentucky Fried chlorinated Theresa. 28 Nov 2018 3:10 Twitter morbile Vladimiro | Pick Share Reply Share 112 113 Show 5 more replies Share on Twitter | Pickcenter_img Ex_Brit | Pick Reply Twitter | Pick | Pick Reply savingUK Ralph Macchiato 28 Nov 2018 3:19 Twitter 74 75 Share Share on Facebook next UnrepentantPunk Facebook Liam Fox will not get in the chlorinated chicken house. Share on Twitter Share Share on Facebook Ah yes, the grinning Farrigador in the golden mirrored elevator –was he holding trumpy’s hand on the ride down?. C4 news if you sign up its free on your laptop and go back to the beginning. Brexit Reply feralprole Share 28 Nov 2018 3:24 Share Twitter Report 28 Nov 2018 3:43 Facebook Yes…..I’ve always had the feeling that when the Brits come calling, whoever lives in the White House at the time, draws the curtains quick and dives behind the sofa. ‘Oh God, it’s them again. Is the limo out front? No? Great….they’ll think we’ve gone to Walmart…’ Share Share ColinCaserole Facebook 41 42 Twitter Trade policy Report Show 8 more replies 15 16 herero 26 27 Twitter | Pick Reply 28 Nov 2018 3:22 Facebook ColinCaserole Twitter | Pick Share on Twitter What you have to remember is that the ‘special’ in terms of the UK’s relationship with the US is defined in the same way as ‘special’ is in education … Facebook 28 Nov 2018 3:13 Facebook GeoffWhit Share Topics Share Share on Facebook Share itz4kixAKA joAnn chartier Reply Report Twitter Share on Twitter Boy the look on Arlene’s face when Crick, (love that man) asked her would she be amenable to a bigger bribe, if looks could kill. Facebook Top stuff Mr Bell. These are scarier times than I knew, though, if The Donald is right. Is it possible he’s just trolling Treeza and got it right by accident? Report Twitter 28 Nov 2018 3:47 Share on Facebook 28 Nov 2018 3:26 Share Share on Facebook Facebook Email (optional) Report 28 Nov 2018 3:14 Reply ManofConstantSorrow Share on Facebook Report Reply Loading comments… Trouble loading? Twitter Report SanPaolo Facebook Share on Facebook Report When was that? Do you have a link? Share on Twitter Share Share | Pick Share on Facebook Reply radical rockygold Share on Twitter Share on Twitter | Pick 28 Nov 2018 3:22 radical ColinCaserole Share on Twitter Facebook Share on Facebook Facebook Twitter Share on Facebook Share Share on Facebook Reply Twitter Maybe he will, maybe he won’t, either way all this Putin stuff is really tedious. Its not like the US and UK are in any position to point the finger at someone else when it comes to interference in other countries affairs. And it doesn’t seem like Yanks and Brits really need any outside help to vote for right-wing morons. Share on Twitter 3 Report Reply Facebook To consider the Trumpster a reliable ally would indicate very limited knowledge of reality . 11 12 | Pick Close report comment form Twitter David Tarlo Share on Facebook 16 17 Aaaaaah…..look at those spindly little legs. And once again, folks, the good ol’ special relationship manifests itself in time honoured fashion with a well aimed kick to the crotch of the British PM. To consider the Trumpster a reliable ally would indicate very limited knowledge of reality . But I suppose those who enthuse over a thoroughly Brexited future have lost touch with reality altogether and permanently. Reply Share 38 39 Twitter Ralph Macchiato Share on Facebook Report Report radical ColinCaserole 0 1 Share on Twitter Reply Share on Facebook Share i was served what was supposedly chicken in the hostel i was living in, in Athens years ago. but after eating much of this ‘chicken’, it became clear something was amiss since this particular ‘chicken’ had many vertebrae. Doc lee (the old rascal & cook) admitted later after we’d all knocked back a significant amount of Metaxa – that it was actually a cat. i’m a vegan now & have been for a while… dunno why? Donald’s chicken drumstick majorette. Report Twitter Share Facebook From fasces to faeces. Share on Facebook Share on Facebook nonanon1 | Pick 28 Nov 2018 3:24 Share Share on Facebook Share GeoffWhit Twitter | Pick Facebook Share on Facebook | Pick 28 Nov 2018 3:26 Facebook Share on Twitter 28 Nov 2018 3:14 Share on Facebook GeeMat Guardian Opinion cartoon It is crazy isn’t it? As we head feet first towards a no deal, yep, Santa will fail to deliver. Wonderful new and emerging information becomes apparent with the passing of every second in the day. Not only are we looking at lorry parks, but Amazon comes along to hold the UK hostage as they have acquired all the warehouse spaces so where to stock-pile? Back to the end of the line for the UK. you insignificant, insufferable no good for nothing know it alls. It is nit funny yet on the other hand it is hilarious. Reply Share on Facebook Can you arrange to have that written in-big and in lights across the façade of the Palace of Westminster , ASAP , please. Share on Twitter UnrepentantPunk 28 Nov 2018 3:16 Show 6 more replies Facebook morbile Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Twitter Reply Twitter | Pick Report 8 9 Twitter Report 6 7 49 50 … 28 Nov 2018 3:23 6 7 Facebook Share Wheres Werrity? collapsed feralprole Twitter | Pick MUKUS!! It is a great deal for the EU. He got a whole sentence right for once. Report Order by oldest GeeMat 28 Nov 2018 3:09 28 Nov 2018 3:15 Share Share on Twitter | Pick Share on Twitter Share eileanmor 0 1 Facebook Oh no. What are we going to do!! Steve Bell Facebook Show 2 more replies Twitter 28 Nov 2018 3:23 Arethosemyfeet expanded morbile Share 8 9 Maybe he was just talking out of his arse? Reply Report Share on Facebook radical And how did Trump respond? Facebook Report Reply Jan dewit ExuroPythonissam Report Report 190 191 28 Nov 2018 3:14 David Tarlo 28 Nov 2018 3:17 Keep smiling Fishy. It’s more hysterical than funny but I keep holding out for a revocation of Article 50. Another glass of shiraz, I think… Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Clucking idiot talks post-Brexit trade bollox Don’t let Trump stitch us up. 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Facebook | Pick Twitter | Pick Reply | Pick 28 Nov 2018 3:10 69 70 Report Ralph Macchiato Twitter eileanmor 12 13 Facebook rockygold 25 Share on Twitter Share Dumbfuck dodo deal Reply 15 16 Who the fuck votes for these shysters?Come on own up…. Show 25 more replies 28 Nov 2018 3:09 28 Nov 2018 3:22 ColinCaserole Twitter | Pick | Pick Facebook eileanmor 0 1 newest Twitter 28 Nov 2018 4:36 Reply Reply Share on Twitter Share Share on Facebook Waiting for the first Brexit dimwit to pop up with their usual ‘but chlorine cleaning is safe’ shtick. | Pick Share on Facebook Facebook | Pick Share on Facebook Reply Who would have thought it.Thanks for that Colin I’ve been subscribing to the Guardian since 1983. Facebook Twitter Cuniform Report Share i smell Farage being behind this Trump intervention… Share on Facebook eileanmor Share Reply AntonymousBosch | Pick Nobody. This is the theatre of echo chambers…. Oh come on! When have you known President Trump to make any appropriate comments? Share on Facebook ColinCaserole Reply userles 28 Nov 2018 3:19 Strengthintruth Comments 958 Report | Pick He was, but he was also right. 10 11 28 Nov 2018 3:29 Reply Share on Twitter Weell not exactly if the UK remains in any sort of Customs Union and aligned with EU rules and regulations then doing a trade deal with US would be difficult if not impossible. Share … Share Facebook circuit Report Share on Twitter 4 5 Reply 71 72 Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Twitter Facebook nonanon1 Report Fishgirl23 Reason (optional) Share 2 3 Londonsage Reply Sorry there was an error. Please try again later. If the problem persists, please contact Userhelp 28 Nov 2018 3:12 Share on Twitter Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Report Share on Twitter savingUK Report 28 Nov 2018 3:09 Reply Share 28 Nov 2018 3:14 Report Facebook Report Twitter Report Report 28 Nov 2018 3:11 Share on Facebook 2 3 Twitter 0 1 | Pick Show 4 more replies 5 6 Share on Twitter Shares141141 Reply 28 Nov 2018 3:15 5 6 Report 28 Nov 2018 3:49 12 13 Share 14 15 Share on Facebook rockygold 7 8 20 21 28 Nov 2018 3:11 Report Pretty sure the PCs and iPhones are made in China for the most part. Reply justamentalpatient 28 Nov 2018 22:16 | Pick Share on Facebook 2 3 | Pick Share on Facebook Facebook Report Thank GOD! Reply | Pick | Pick 28 Nov 2018 3:16 28 Nov 2018 3:07 The best Brexit of all, is no Brexit at all. Share Share Twitter 28 Nov 2018 3:40 Report Report Share on Facebook Report Share on Twitter Share Reportlast_img read more


Stock markets slip amid signs global economy is weakening

first_imgShare on Pinterest Stock markets across the world fell Tuesday amid further signs that the global economy is weakening.US markets dropped sharply following falls across Europe and Asia as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) trimmed its economic forecasts for 2019 and 2020 and pointed to risks including trade tensions and rising interest rates. China’s government said its economy grew in 2018 at the slowest pace since 1990. Brexit Share on Facebook Stock markets news US markets dropped sharply following falls from Europe and Asia as the IMF trimmed its economic forecasts for 2019 Guardian staff and wires Stock markets slip amid signs global economy is weakening This article is more than 5 months old Shares2727 Share via Email Reuse this content China Stock markets Share on Twitter Topics … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Technology companies skidded, and so did industrial companies, which were hurt by the slower growth forecast as well as some weak fourth quarter earnings. Bond prices climbed as investors looked for safer investments, and oil prices fell as traders expected weaker demand.In London the FTSE 100 index slid 1% as Germany’s DAX and the French CAC 40 both gave up 0.4%. The European exchanges closed down following losses in Japan and Australia.European investors were rattled by yet more uncertainty over Brexit – the UK’s planned exit from the European market. The prime minister, Theresa May, presented her plan B for Britain’s exit from the EU on Monday, but it looks a lot like the original and it’s not clear if she can win approval in parliament, which gave her previous plan a resounding “no” last week.The EU has said it won’t renegotiate the deal that parliament already rejected.Britain is scheduled to leave the EU in a little more than two months, and if Britain departs without a trade deal it could cause major hardships for numerous companies, especially banks.In the US the mayor indexes ended down after four positive trading sessions. The S&P 500 index lost 37 points, or 1.4%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 301 points, or 1.3%, and the Nasdaq composite fell 136 points, or 1.9%.The IMF now says the global economy will grow 3.5% this year, down from its previous forecast of 3.7%. Managing director Christine Lagarde said the bank cut its estimate for growth in 2020 to 3.6% from 3.7%.Earlier in the day, China reported its economy expanded by 6.6% in 2018. This was the slowest pace of growth since 1990 and it fueled fears a trade dispute with Washington is putting a drag on the world’s second largest economy.“The IMF’s prognosis is fairly dire, and the prescription is a sensible approach of preventive management; to avoid escalating trade disputes, lower tariffs and build fiscal or financial buffers,” wrote Vishnu Varathan of Mizuho Bank in a note to clients.Homebuilders sank after US home sales cratered in December and price growth declined to the lowest level in more than six years. Associated Press contributed to this story Shareholders received record dividends of almost £100bn in 2018 Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on 22 January.Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Global economy Since you’re here… This article is more than 5 months old Read more Support The Guardian Share via Email Tue 22 Jan 2019 15.14 EST Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter Economics Share on Messenger Last modified on Thu 21 Feb 2019 08.17 ESTlast_img read more


US resident released after years in Iran prison says he was put

first_imgUS resident released after years in Iran prison says he was put on ‘show trial’ … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. A Lebanese man who had been imprisoned in Iran for years on charges of espionage said on Tuesday that he was subjected to “kidnapping, arbitrary detention and a show trial”, adding that his release served to de-escalate tensions between the US and Iran.In his first comments after arriving in his native Lebanon, Nizar Zakka denied reports that his release was part of a wider deal but suggested that it had helped avert further escalation in the region. Lebanon Last modified on Wed 12 Jun 2019 07.50 EDT Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook This article is more than 1 month old Share via Email Since you’re here… Support The Guardian Freed Lebanese businessman Nizar Zakka, who had been detained in Iran since 2015, gestures as he arrives at the presidential palace in Baabda, Lebanon, on 11 June.Photograph: Mohamed Azakir/Reuters Espionage Read more Associated Press in Beirut Share on Messenger Zakka’s release comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the US after Donald Trump withdrew the US from Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers. It comes against the backdrop of high-stakes diplomatic activity aimed at easing tensions between the two foes.“The initiative, from beginning to end, was born in Lebanon … But I won’t deny that this initiative had positive results on the region and appears to have stopped much of what might have happened,” Zakka told reporters shortly after arriving in Lebanon.Zakka, who has permanent residency in the US, is one of several prisoners with either dual nationality or links to the west held in Iran. Lebanese officials have for years asked for his release, and it was not clear why Iran decided to act now.The US state department later released a statement welcoming Zakka’s release from his “unlawful imprisonment”.“We hope that Mr Zakka’s release is a positive sign for American detainees in Iran,” it added, referring to several US citizens who remain in detention in Iran.Flanked by his wife and siblings, Zakka flashed reporters the victory sign and hugged his brother Ziad before entering a meeting with Lebanon’s president, Michel Aoun.“Mr President, my family and I owe you for the rest of my life for what you did in order for me to win my freedom,” Zakka said after the meeting. “I went there [to Iran] upon an official invitation to a country where I was kidnapped.”Zakka, an information technology expert, was arrested in Iran in September 2015 while trying to fly out of Tehran. He had just attended a conference there at the invitation of one of the country’s vice-presidents. The following year, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison after authorities accused him of being an American spy – allegations vigorously rejected by his family and associates.Earlier on Tuesday, an Iranian judiciary official confirmed that Tehran had agreed to hand over Zakka to Lebanese officials.State TV quoted an anonymous source saying Zakka’s forthcoming release should only be seen as a “sign of respect” for the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group and its leader, Hassan Nasrallah.center_img Share on Twitter Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese IT expert jailed for espionage, says his release may have served to reduce tensions between US and Iran Topics Iran Tue 11 Jun 2019 17.47 EDT Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Iran’s foreign minister warns US ‘cannot expect to stay safe’ Share on Facebook Middle East and North Africa news Shares2323 Iran This article is more than 1 month old Share via Email Reuse this contentlast_img read more


Assistive Technology Projects throughout the US

first_imgWhile most of our readers are from Indiana, many are from other regions of the United States. We wanted to share information and a website with you about other Assistive Technology Projects around the country. How the INDATA Project and other similar projects acquire funding is a bit complicated to explain and understand, but I’ll try my best to break it down for you.The INDATA Project (other projects in other U.S. states) is funded by the RESNA Catalyst Project. The RESNA Catalyst Project’s mission is to provide assistive technology resources to people to increase awareness, access, acquisition and advocacy for AT devices. The Catalyst Project is a program sponsored by RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America. It is a professional organization dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of people with disabilities by increasing access to technology.  RESNA (and therefore the INDATA Project and all other similar projects in other U.S. states) is funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration, a part of the U.S. Department of Education. The Rehabilitation Services Administration oversees grant programs that assist people with mental or physical disabilities.Basically, the INDATA Project and similar projects in other states are sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. You can find the project in your state here. Each project is run independently, so not all projects offer the same services that the INDATA Project offers. However, all the organizations do promote and educate people with disabilities about assistive technology devices. All organizations are dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities.We hope you learned something and thanks for reading!Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedRESNA 2014 Annual Conference to be held in Indianapolis!May 7, 2014In “Conferences and Events”AM087 – ATP Credential from RESNAJanuary 25, 2013In “Accessibility Minute”Easter Seals Crossroads Assistive Technology Center receives National RecognitionJuly 14, 2011In “Easter Seals Crossroads”last_img read more