Air New Zealand has introduced edible coffee cups to reduce waste

first_imgThe transition to plant-based cups is expected to prevent about 15 million pieces of waste per year. The airline’s plan is to perfect edible cups and make them a sustainable long-term product that will serve its passengers. Source / photo: NZ Herald; Twiice Twiice co-founder Jamie Cashmore believes edible cups will play a big role in demonstrating the possibilities of new and innovative packaging methods. “It is amazing that Air New Zealand has partnered with us to prove to its customers and the world how a little ingenuity and innovation can have a very positive impact on the environment, while providing a great and delicious experience to the customer.He said. Air New Zealand has begun trying edible cups of vanilla-flavored coffee for travelers in an effort to reduce waste. Passengers will be served coffee in airtight cups in airtight cups, which can be eaten after consuming the drink, reports NZ Herald. The airline serves over eight million cups of coffee a year. Since they were introduced, “edible cups are a hit among travelersSaid Niki Chave, Air New Zealand’s customer experience manager. “We are partnering with the innovative New Zealand company Twiice to explore the future of edible coffee cups, which are waterproof and vanilla flavoredHe added. In addition to coffee consumption, cups can also be used as dessert bowls.last_img read more

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Unlicensed gun, bullets seized

first_imgA .357-caliber revolver with five livebullets was seized from 21-year-old Rogie Mosqueda of Barangay San Jose,Sipalay City, a police report showed. BACOLOD City – For possessing anunlicensed gun, a man was nabbed in Barangay Canturay, Sipalay City, NegrosOccidental. Mosqueda was walking when police chancedupon him carrying a firearm around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.  He failed to show pertinent papersshowing his legal ownership of the weapon, the report added.  The suspect was detained in thecustodial facility of the Sipalay City police station, facing charges forviolation of Republic Act 10591, or the Comprehensive Firearms and AmmunitionRegulation Act./PNlast_img read more

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Hollie is back with a Fairhaven win

first_img Lancashire’s Hollie Muse completed a two-stroke win at the U18 Fairhaven Trophies, breathed a sigh of relief and declared: “I’m back!”Muse, who became an England women’s international at the age of 14, had given up golf six months ago.“I’d stopped playing, I was upset with my game and I wasn’t in a good place,” she explained. “I didn’t win anything last year and I thought I was never coming back”But she missed the game, came back this season with a new approach and it has all paid off. She tied second in the Scottish girls’ championship, then shared third place in the Scottish women’s stroke play – and won the girls’ title at Fairhaven today.“To win this is emotional for me,” said the 17-year-old from West Lancashire. “I am very happy.”She finished the 72-hole international event at Fairhaven Golf Club, Lancashire, on three-under par, two ahead of Norfolk’s Amelia Williamson, who was girls’ runner-up for the second year in a row.“Amelia played very good golf, she battled with me all the way round today and she gave nothing away,” said Muse. She confessed to feeling the nerves over the closing holes but she kept herself focussed by remembering advice from her first England coach, Pat Smillie.“She told us ‘If you can play badly but still shoot a good score then you know you are a winner.’ I kept saying that to myself over the last six holes.” Muse certainly wasn’t playing badly, but the mantra helped her par the last four holes to keep her lead over Williamson, an England girl international.During the championship she got as low as seven-under, helped by ball striking which saw her knock some drives over 300 yards, and by her solid putting.The boys’ title was won in runaway style by Ludvig Aberg of Sweden who was two under par and 10 shots clear of the runner-up, George Raitt of Whetstone Leicestershire. Conor Gough (Stoke Park, BB&O), the English U14 boys’ champion tied third one nine-over. 7 May 2017 Hollie is back with a Fairhaven win last_img read more

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Santo Pezzutti Turns 90, Full Speed Ahead

first_imgBy Art PetrosemoloSanto Pezzutti is a well-known, respected, local artist listed in the prestigious Who’s Who in American Art. He has had three major shows in the past two years while also working as a free-lance art director. And somehow Pezzutti finds time for his other passion, sailing. He has been the Sanderling fleet champion at the Monmouth Boat Club for more than a decade and always a fierce competitor on the water.The eye-opener, however, is he is doing this at 90 when most people are happily retired or happy to get out of bed every day. Pezzutti shows no sign of slowing down as he approaches his milestone birthday June 2. He is one busy nonagenarian.Pezzutti was born in Italy in a family of five children; he has a sister, 83, and a brother, 65. Pezzutti came to the United States just before turning 6, settling with his family in Passaic. His dad, a stonemason, moved the family after World War I, looking for work and opportunities for his children.When asked about his artistic ability and when he began to enjoy art, Pezzutti laughs. “Because I was still learning the English language in kindergarten,” he says, “I spent an extra year there before moving on to first grade. One of the things the teachers did to keep me busy was provide me an easel and paint. It both kept me busy and got me started.”Today, Pezzutti paints several times each week and has three or four projects under way at any one time. He paints in all mediums on all surfaces. Although he is best knows for his semi-impressionistic portraits, Pezzutti says that recently he is painting what he wants to paint and has been focusing on boats and nautical scenes.“Great painters never retire,” says his daughter Carol, herself a respected portrait artist. “What would they retire to?” she says with a smile.Santo Pezzutti, an artist and a sailor, with one of his paintings.Critics comment that Pezzutti brings to his paintings the joy of the outdoors with a clarity and freshness that depicts his enthusiasm for the world around him. They say his bold contrasts of unique color combinations express intense emotion.Pezzutti, many times, uses thinned down paint, which can be partly transparent, like watercolor, to capture his subjects and the drama of the moment. He describes his work as a “stream of consciousness ” method, never striving for photographic realism.Pezzutti’s formal training came during and after high school at Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art. He spent time in the U.S. Army during World War II and then returned to art school in 1945, before taking his first job as an illustrator at Charles Dallas Reach, a Newark advertising agency. His career progressed to New York City where he worked for years as an art director for Paris & Pert and handled the packaging line for Jane Parker products.Pezzutti married (the late) Gertrude Doherty in 1952, a fellow artist he met in art school. They were married for 59 years and had four children, three who are in art-related fields including portrait artist Carol; Diane, an art director in Atlanta; and Paul, a New York architect.While he was working in New York City, Pezzutti had a summer home in Monmouth Beach. The family decided they wanted to live permanently in Monmouth County so he built a home in Rumson and continued to work as a free-lance art director for such accounts as Smart Balance foods, a company he actually named for its developer Bob Harris. Harris, an octogenarian, is still a close friend and entrepreneur. He continues to work closely with Pezzutti in developing concepts and marketing approaches for new products.Pezzutti’s busy schedule still allows time for sailing. Living now on the Navesink’s north shore, he has a perfect view of the Monmouth Boat Club where he has been a member for 52 years and is one of the club’s oldest, but none-the-less most active, racing sailors.For many years, Pezzutti sailed in the small, one-design Albacore Class with his son Paul as crew. At age 61, Pezzutti realized the small, tender Albacore was for younger skippers. “It was just too tippy,” he says. Pezzutti switched to the Sanderling class – a larger catboat rigged boat – where he has been more than competitive, almost impossible to beat, for the past decade.Son Paul continues to crew for his dad and says Pezzutti, as would be expected, sails like an artist “always looking for the most wind on the water to achieve the closest tacking angle to get to the turning marks and finish line.”Pezzutti has outlasted the entire Sanderling Fleet as the number of boats sailing in the class has decreased for the past several years providing him with only about a dozen bridge and bay races to show his skills each season. Pezzutti’s Sanderling (No. 25) is 45 years old and – with a talented skipper – is still the boat to beat in the fleet. In its heyday, the bay race attracted nearly 20 Sanderling and cruising boats from Monmouth Boat Club and Shrewsbury Sailing and Yacht Club and Pezzutti took top honors or top three finishes nearly every time it was sailed.Pezzutti won Sanderling class honors from 2000-2009 and the trophy detailing those accomplishments has been retired; his record never to be equaled.As he looks forward to the years ahead, he has no plans to slow down. He will continue to work as an art director, paint, exhibit and sail. Pezzutti’s family and friends will honor his 90th birthday at a special party at the Monmouth Boat Club June 2. All fully expect Pezzutti to be art directing, sailing, and painting when they gather to celebrate his 100th birthday in 2022.last_img read more

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Endangered Jaguar caught and relocated

first_imgOfficials from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week captured a male Jaguar in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) and sent the endangered animal to  Region Four.According to a release from the EPA, on Tuesday, the Agency received reports about the capture of a male Jaguar in a trap set by residents of Lake Capoey, Essequibo, Region Two. Following this, an Officer from the EPA and a Representative of the Ministry of Natural Resources promptly visited the area to verify the news and the safety of the feline.The Jaguar is the largest cat of the Americas weighing up to 100 kilograms (220 pounds)Arrangements were made by the EPA with the Transport and Harbours Department (T&HD) as well as the Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA), to relocate the Jaguar to the Hyde Park Animal Sanctuary at Land of Canaan on the East Bank of Demerara to protect the animal.According to the EPA, the main reason for the increasing number of Jaguars trespassing in villages and attacking livestock in Region Two is food. The long dry spell in this area is causing the large cat’s normal prey to move closer to water sources, making the search for food harder for Guyana’s national animal. This forces the animal to intrude into communities and prey upon the domestic animals found there. Other reasons for the encroachment of these animals into communities are old age and injuries.In light of the increased instances of jaguar encroachment, residents have opted to trap Jaguars to reduce the toll on their livestock. However, the EPA has advised that there were measures that could be taken to prevent Jaguars, which are legally protected in Guyana under the Wildlife Management and Conservation Regulations (WMCR), from entering the communities.The method that has proven to be most effective is to ‘’keep domesticated animals in well-constructed pens or corrals at night and to use motion-triggered light or loud sounds near the livestock, as the surprise effect would cause the feline to retreat and continue their search for food elsewhere’’.The release highlighted that the Jaguar was the largest cat of the Americas weighing up to 100 kilograms (220 pounds) and played an important role in maintaining a healthy environment by helping to control the population of smaller animals lower down the food chain.Since their large bodies require lots of food, they tend to prey on forest dwellers such as peccaries (bush hogs); deer; tapir (bush cow); turtles and armadillos, etc, to maintain their body mass.There are still a few thousand Jaguars left in Guyana and these are protected.Jaguars are shy by nature, and even people who walk the forests frequently do not see them because these predators tend to be elusive, hiding from sight and avoiding interaction.Residents are encouraged to report any incidents with Jaguars to the EPA Wildlife Unit on 225-5467/225-6048 ext: 226.last_img read more

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Victims of ‘evil’ priest demand second abuser leave Donegal parish

first_imgA TG4 documentary will be revisiting the historic paedophile scandals in the Diocese of Raphoe next week.Ahead of the documentary air date on 30th October, Martin Gallagher, who was abused by the late Fr. Eugene Greene has made an impassioned call for a convicted abuser in Gortahork to leave the parish and allow the victims to grieve in peace.by John McAteer Gallagher told the Tirconaill Tribune that the presence of the abuser reopens the hurt and trauma visited on the victims every single time they see him and until he leaves the parish they cannot come to terms with the hurt and suffering visited on them in the West Donegal Gaeltacht.At the same time retired Garda Martin Ridge and victims of abuse in the Diocese have called for a forensic cold case investigation to be undertaken as a matter of urgency to get to the real truth of the facts that saw so many young men abused by Greene and others over many years.Former detective Martin RidgeThe new documentary embraces the era of three bishops and examines how so many incidents went without being investigated.The harrowing reliving of the scandals are part of a sixty minutes TG4 documentary ‘Finné’ and will be screened next Wednesday night at 9.30pm. The producer, Darach Mac Con Iomaire and his team spent lengthy periods in West Donegal in June as they researched the child sex abuse cases in the Diocese.Martin Gallagher and Martin Ridge are central to the production as they recount on different levels, how the abuses were carried out and covered up and what prompted the Garda investigation that eventually led to two paedophiles being convicted on numerous sex abuse charges.Martin Gallagher, victim of Eugene GreeneMr. Ridge said the cover-up and denials continue to part of the pain of every day life for the victims and he believes that many abusers have not had the confidence to come forward.“That is why I believe that this diocese needs a ‘cold case’ investigation because that is the only thing that might bring some degree of comfort and healing for the victims.“These young boys were not only abused in the most horrendous way but they’ve had their lives stolen from them and I fear the Church continues to be in denial of the crimes committed in this country. “What happened here in Donegal has not been fully uncovered because the supremacy of the Church overcame all else and that is now their challenge to resolve in the name of justice. Until the Bishops confront these facts, there will be no justice for the victims,” he said.The programme by TG4 is the 5th instalment of the documentary series and examines in depth the career of Father Eugene Greene, believed to be one of the most notorious paedophiles to have operated in the Raphoe Diocese and that of Denis McGinley who had taught for many years at Derryconnor national school.Fr Eugene Greene“I will never forget Fr. Greene”In a frank interview with the Tribune, Martin Gallagher said: “Fr. Greene raped me when I was a child of twelve and it continued for a whole year. But if the church had dealt with him, I would not have been abused and the same applies to many others. I can never forgive him for his behaviour. What he did could not have gone without notice by his superiors and it is my view that is why he was moved from parish to parish… to continue his evil deeds.“It was like a virus and these priests were being moved around to spread that virus. If those bishops involved claim they knew nothing about the rape of so many young boys, surely these men should never have been put in charge of this diocese. “The church had such power over the people, they tried to convince the abused that they were responsible for the crimes and that has not been addressed in any way at all.“My life and that of many others has been destroyed. Eight young men are buried in Gortahork graveyard and I’m sure there are others who’ve taken their lives because their plight was ignored by the Catholic authorities.“I no longer have any trust in the Catholic Church but I have my own faith and belief in God. I believe that Martin Ridge and his investigation stopped me from committing suicide and I owe him everything.“But as long as we have an abuser in our midst my mind cannot rest a peace, and I know others, who feel likewise. I am calling on that man to leave this parish because he is daily reminder to all of us of the extent of child abuse in this part of Donegal.“I have strong family links to keep me going and without their support I could not survive.”“Come forward in the name of God”He continued: “I am calling again on those members of the clergy who might have information about what happened to come forward and reveal to the Gardai their suspicions. That might give some comfort to the victims. The abusers must be named and shamed because that is part of the victims healing process.“And there is good reason to believe that what has come out in the courts is only the tip of the iceberg. Not for one moment do I think these rapists have gone away… they’ll still be about long after we are dead and buried.“I beg those with any shred of information to pick up the phone right now and have the common decent and respect for the victim. The instinct of those of us who were abused is that there is information out there hidden away in the denial of reality by members of the clergy.“I feel the Church has corrupted themselves and cannot be forgiven until the real truth comes out. I owe those f**kers nothing but I want them to have the courage of their convictions and to put the trauma of the abused as the central part of their ministry,” he added.Ridge recounts downfall of Fr. GreeneThe programme revisits so many of Donegal’s most famed landscapes and Martin Ridge takes the production team down those lonely isolated roads where he believes many of the abuses took place.Ridge recalls on camera that when one of his victims attempted to blackmail him, Greene felt confident enough to call Gardaí to lodge a complaint.He says: “It was to be his own arrogance which led to his downfall and a 12-year prison sentence — not the Catholic Church. He believed he could report the blackmail and get away with it.”But he hadn’t counted on a thorough investigation by local detectives who spent months interviewing dozens of victims and collating their horror in statement after statement.Greene went to Gardaí on December 20, 1997, to make his blackmail allegations. Two years later he faced a series of sample charges relating to the buggery, gross indecency and indecent assault of 26 young boys. He pleaded guilty to 40. The only evidence against Greene was that of his many victims.Not a shred of paper existed on allegationsMany members of the flock reacted with absolute shock and disbelief when it was revealed that not a single piece of paper existed in Raphoe Diocese records on allegations going back three decades even though complaints had been made against him by parents on several occasions.Greene would groom his victims, many just eight years old, by offering them drink and cigarettes and teaching them to drive a car.He would take some of them out to collect turf and allow them to drive his car on the return journey back to the parochial house.One victim would tell Gardaí later: “It was worse than hell. I felt so alone. I had nobody to turn to. I did want to tell my own dad but I said to myself if I told them they would say ‘No’.”Fr. Greene was sentenced to 12 years in prison in May 2000 and was released after serving 9 years. after he pleaded guilty at Donegal Circuit Court to 40 sample charges of indecent assault, buggery and gross indecency out of a total of 108 charges.There were 26 victims most of them altar boys who served Mass with Fr Eugene Greene in County Donegal between 1965 and 1982.€50,000 raised for GreeneThere was uproar from victims when it emerged that former parishioners had collected €50,000 for Greene. Voices of the Faithful, a support group, said the scale of donations to Greene indicated a “most serious state of denial of the most horrific crimes in Donegal”.In his book ‘Breaking the Silence’ Martin Ridge details investigations into three paedophiles. It outlines his investigation into the abuse crimes of Fr Eugene Greene, schoolteacher Denis McGinley and an unnamed third man against boys in various parishes in west Donegal.If any place illustrates the depth and depravity of child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church and why the community is so angry about it – it is this unlikely corner of the country, where among rolling hills of wild heather, castles and fishing villages, predatory priests terrorised children with impunity for decades.Ridge recalled in his book how he opened up a can of worms. “Fighting the IRA was a “conflict you could see with your eyes. This one, you couldn’t. It’s worse than the IRA, because it’s like putting a bomb into a child’s mind.”His superiors were so reluctant to take on sexual abuse cases that Ridge turned a room in his home into an office and bought himself a computer. “They washed their hands of it,” he said. The victims, he added, “were dismissed as if they didn’t matter. The power of the clergy was so strong.”Breaking the SilenceBy the time Father Greene was arrested, Mr. Ridge said, at least 45 men had come forward with abuse accusations.According to ‘Breaking the Silence’ co-written by Mr. Ridge, victims described how they were forcibly stripped, held down and repeatedly raped so violently that they bled for days afterwards.Many victims, groomed to such an extent that they believed sexual abuse was part of growing up, developed drinking problems and other addictions. Donegal is riddled with landmarks of abuse, each telling its own tragedy. ‘Finné’ revisits the child sex abuse issues in the Raphoe Diocese next week and victims hope the programme shines a light on the need for a more detailed forensic investigation that might unravel the web of mystery that surrounds the failure to deal comprehensively with the failures of the Church in this Diocese.Martin Gallagher adds his own footprint to that hope:“Maybe there is a God up there who is saying to the clergy that it is time to end the misery of the abused youngsters in Donegal.”Victims of ‘evil’ priest demand second abuser leave Donegal parish was last modified: October 24th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)Tags:EUGENE GREENEMartin GallagherMartin Ridgelast_img read more

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Brentford on the verge of signing Anderlecht defender

first_imgBrentford are on the verge of completing a deal to sign Anderlecht defender Maxime Colin.The right-back, 23, has been undergoing a medical ahead of a move to Griffin Park.A former France Under-20 international, Colin joined Anderlecht last summer and has played 25 times for them, including one Europa League appearance.Brentford are looking for a right-back to compete with Alan McCormack after the sale of Moses Odubajo to Hull City.See also:Brentford’s Odubajo wraps up £3.5m Hull switchFollow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebooklast_img read more

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RCMP confirm photo on social media not suspects in Northern BC homicides

first_imgWINNIPEG, M.B. – The Manitoba RCMP have confirmed the photo floating around on social media of a man posing with a copy of the Winnipeg Sun, is not one of the suspects in three northern B.C. homicides.In a post on Facebook early Friday, the RCMP confirmed the photo that shows a man posing with the front page of Thursday’s Winnipeg Sun is not Kam McLeod or Bryer Schmegelsky.The RCMP also said they are still searching for the suspects and will release updates as they have concrete and confirmed information to share.  The post goes onto say, “We understand many people are experiencing fear & uncertainty over this incident but spreading online rumours doesn’t help.”RCMP have been searching near Gillam Manitoba since Monday for Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod.  There have been two confirmed sightings of the suspects near the community. The vehicle they had been driving was found near the community.last_img read more

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Delhi govt orders private school to reimburse Rs 209 crore to students

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi on Saturday ordered a private school in the city to reimburse the Rs 2.09 crore it collected from the students as extra fees within30 days. Addressing a press conference here, Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia said that the Apeejay School in Sheikh Sarai was sent the notice following complaints by the parents. “Apeejay School in Sheikh Sarai had increased different charges, such as annual fee and development fee, by 10-25 per cent without informing the government. After auditing the school’s accounts for the last seven years, we passed an order on Friday,” Sisodia said. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesHe further said that despite the school having a surplus of Rs 30.85 crore, the teachers were not paid as per the Seventh Pay Commission and that fees were increased every year. “In the 2018-19 session, the school had collected Rs 2.09 crore more than the actual fees. We have ordered the school to return the extra fees within 30 days or face action. Else it has to tell the parents that it’ll adjust the extra fees in the coming months,” he said. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: Javadekar”The school spent Rs 4.5 crore collected from fees on a new building. According to the law, the school should have done this with its own money, not from the fees collected from the students. “In this building, it opened a new school called International School. But many of the teachers of the International School were paid from the other school’s account while the fees taken by it were going into another account,” Sisodia said.last_img read more

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