Schweppes is to launch a new 500ml lemonade pack in March, which will be the first time the brand has been available in a handy takeaway format.The new pack will be launched in multiples and high-street retailers across the UK and will be supported by a national ’Try Me Free’ promotion across 10 million packs of Schweppes’ two-litre bottles of lemonade.Schweppes’ lemonade variant will also be available as a ’mixer’ later this year, in a one-litre format.www.coca-cola.co.uk
(“Kroger sign” by mcsquishee, CC BY 2.0) Kroger has announced a special “hero bonus” for their hourly employees.It’s an extra $2 per hour for their employees, working between March 29 and April 18.Kroger will disburse the money each week to make sure their employees have access to additional funds during the current crisis, and is in addition to a special one-time bonus for front-line associates being paid out on Friday. Facebook By Tommie Lee – April 1, 2020 0 440 WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Google+ CoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNationalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook Pinterest Kroger offering a bonus to employees Previous articleI&M donates 10,000 masks, gloves to healthcare workersNext articleElkhart County reports second death; State death toll up to 65 Tommie Lee
Read Full Story J. Gregory Morrisett, Allen B. Cutting Professor of Computer Science at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), has been elected a 2013 fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).He was recognized “for contributions to mathematically-based methods for ensuring the efficient implementation and verification of practical programming languages.” The 50 ACM Fellows selected this year from the world’s leading universities, corporations, and research labs have achieved advances in computing research and development that are accelerating the digital revolution and impacting every dimension of how we live, work, and play worldwide, the ACM said.“We recognize these scientists and engineers, creators and builders, theorists and practitioners who are making a difference in our lives,” said ACM President Vinton G. Cerf. “They’re enabling us to listen, learn, calculate, and communicate in ways that underscore the benefits of the digital age. Their advances have led to opportunities for improved healthcare, enhanced security, expanded interactions, and enriched lifestyles.”Morrisett’s research has focused on programming language design and implementation as well as software security. He is best known for his work on developing type systems that guarantee strong safety and security properties for low-level languages, including typed intermediate compiler languages, typed assembly language, and Cyclone, a type-safe dialect of C. Many of Morrisett’s graduate students who worked on these projects have gone on to academic careers at top computer science departments.Morrisett is also faculty director of the Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS) at SEAS.
GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemalan police captured alleged drug trafficker Horst Walter Overdick at a property he owns outside the capital April 3. Overdick, 44, known as “the Tiger,” is accused of helping Mexico’s Los Zetas cartel to move its illicit operation into Guatemala. U.S. authorities have requested to have him extradited on charges of conspiracy to smuggle 1.2 tons of cocaine in 2002. Overdick allegedly purchased drugs from South American cartels, kept the drugs in warehouses in his properties around Guatemala and then sold the narcotics to Los Zetas, authorities said. Guatemalan authorities apprehended his son, 20-year-old Kevin Overdick, in July 2011, also under drug charges. [Prensalibre.com (Guatemala), 04/04/2012; Bbc.co.uk, 03/04/2012] By Dialogo April 04, 2012
By Dialogo September 13, 2012 WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S.A. – The American ambassador to Libya and three other diplomatic staff members died on Sept. 11 in an attack by an armed mob on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, the interior ministry said on Sept. 12. Witnesses said the mob looted the consulate before setting it on fire. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other U.S. officials died in the blaze. The other staff members “were evacuated and are safe and sound,” Deputy Interior Minister Wanis al-Sharif said. According to the Interior Ministry’s Security Commission, rocket-propelled grenades were fired at the consulate from a nearby farm. “I condemn these barbaric acts in the strongest possible terms. This is an attack on America, Libya and free people everywhere,” Libyan Deputy Prime Minister Mustafa Abushagur tweeted. Stevens had been “a friend of Libya”, he said. “We present our apologies to the United States, the American people and the entire world for what happened,” Mohamed al-Magariaf, president of Libya’s General National Congress, told reporters in the capital. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton confirmed the deaths on the morning of Sept. 12. “I had the privilege of swearing in Chris [Stevens] for his post in Libya only a few months ago,” she said. “He spoke eloquently about his passion for service, for diplomacy and for the Libyan people. … As the conflict in Libya unfolded, Chris was one of the first Americans on the ground in Benghazi. He risked his own life to lend the Libyan people a helping hand to build the foundation for a new, free nation.” She added in oral remarks that U.S.-Libya relations would not be impacted. “The friendship between our two countries born out of shared struggle will not be another casualty of this attack,” she added. U.S. President Barack Obama condemned the attack and promised enhanced security. “While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants,” he said. “I have directed my Administration to provide all necessary resources to support the security of our personnel in Libya, and to increase security at our diplomatic posts around the globe.” Speaking at the White House, Obama thanked Libyans for the role they played in responding to the attack. “Libyan security personnel fought back against the attackers alongside the Americans,” he said. “Libyans helped some of our diplomats find safety and they carried Ambassador Stevens’ body to the hospital, where we tragically learned he had died. It’s especially tragic Chris Stevens died in Benghazi, because it’s a city he helped to save.” The protest erupted over an independent film, Innocence of Muslims, deemed offensive to the Prophet Mohammed. The Benghazi incident came a few hours after an attack on the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian police managed to restore order without resorting to violence. The United Nations condemned the Benghazi attack on Sept. 12. “The United Nations rejects defamation of religion in all forms, but there is no justification for violence such as occurred in Benghazi,” U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman told the U.N. Security Council during a regularly scheduled briefing on Libya. “This attack in no way serves the interests of the people or the Libyan authorities and cannot be considered as a defense of Islam,” Libya’s Deputy U.N. Ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi said. “This attack gravely damages the image of Islam.” The Brazilian government condemned the attacks and manifested its “solidarity” with the Obama administration. “The Brazilian government learned of the attacks with consternation,” the Ministry of Foreign Relations said in a statement on Sept. 12. “Brazil rejects vehemently the attacks and reminds countries of the obligation [to respect] the immunity of diplomatic foreign missions and their consulates.” The Brazilian government also expressed “solidarity with the deceased diplomats and their families and with the United States government… .” In a statement, the Paraguayan government called for those responsible to be brought to justice. “The [Paraguayan] Ministry of Foreign Relations, while reiterating its most forceful rejection of these acts of violence and intolerance, asks … Libya to impose a just punishment on those responsible.” The Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Relations also condemned the attack and manifested its solidarity with the victims through a statement on its website. In a statement, Argentina’s Foreign Relations Ministry said, “President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and the Argentine people express their most firm condemnation of [the Sept. 11] attacks […] and regret the death of the [U.S.] ambassador in Libya, Christopher Stevens, and other American and Libyan citizens.” Through a statement, the Ecuadoran government said “it expresses its condolences to the American people and rejects any circumstances that put human lives at risk.”
Bar board OKs funds for diversity program Funding for a second diversity symposium and possibly for a survey that may be needed with new advertising rules has been approved by the Bar Board of Governors.Budget Committee Chair Jerald Beer, at the board’s recent meeting, also won governors’ approval for budget amendments for the Membership Outreach Committee, the new Special Board Committee on Judicial Independence, and a slightly revised procedure for the Bar approving CLE courses.Beer said that President Kelly Overstreet Johnson wants to hold a second diversity symposium to follow up on the successful first one held last April. The Budget Committee, he said, earmarked $10,000 for the next gathering, the same as for the first one.The program is set for Tampa April 22.Related to that, Beer said, the Membership Outreach Committee, chaired by President-elect Alan Bookman, is coordinating recommendations from the first diversity symposium to find ways to involve all segments of the membership in Bar activities. The committee, Beer said, needs $10,000 for postage, travel, and other expenses.With the Advertising Task Force 2004 set to make its final report, the Bar may need to conduct surveys to help defend the rules if they are challenged in court, Beer said.Accordingly, the Budget Committee recommended that $52,700 be set aside in case such work is needed.The judicial independence committee will need $6,470 to carry out its charge of investigating ways to bolster judicial independence, including looking at the JNC appointment process, Beer said. But only $2,470 of that is needed from general revenues, and the rest will come from a reallocation of other resources, he said.The Budget Committee, Beer said, made a slight change in the procedures by which the Bar accounts for CLE course approvals.He also said the committee recommended $17,000 to defray the costs of distributing new passwords to Bar members for use on the Bar’s Web site. The new passwords are part of improved Web site security and will allow members to pay their annual fees online, buy CLE courses online, change their official Bar address, and other activities via the Web site. February 1, 2005 Regular News Bar board OKs funds for diversity program
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Yep, we’re talking about snow.Long Islanders—bruised and battered from a hellish winter—woke up Saturday morning to snow flurries and unseasonably cool temperatures.The Island won’t see significant accumulation but there is potential for up to 3 inches in eastern Suffolk County; Nassau County could get an inch. “We do think the heaviest of the snow will be across eastern Long Island,” said Michael Silva, meteorologist at the National Weather Service’s Upton office. There’s likely to be very little accumulation on roadways, Silva said. The snow will continue through the afternoon. Perhaps more frustrating than the precipitation is the blast of cold air making its way to Long Island. The evening forecast calls for lows in the 20s, with wind chill values between 10 and 15 degrees. Forecasters are predicting sunny skies on Sunday with a high of 39. Warmer weather will rush in next week, with temperatures in the low 50s Monday through Wednesday.
The home had been recently renovated.Buyers, he said, were happy to pay extra for the wide, tree-lined streets and the proximity to St Aidan’s school and the train station. The home was put on the market by a retired couple that wanted to downsize so they could travel around Australia.“I believe they are in Tasmania at the moment,” he said. Although the home is almost 100 years old, it had been recently renovated with a designer kitchen, pool, courtyard and polished hardwood floors. Classic elegance.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoMr Robson said the sales price was that out of the ordinary as certain streets in the suburb attracted a price premium. 23 Consort Street, CorindaA 1920s Queenslander home in Corinda was the biggest sale recent across the southwest, and according to agent Brad Robson it is easy to see why. The Place – Graceville director recently sold the leafy four-bedroom home at 23 Consort St for $1.32 million, well above the $735,000 median sales price for the suburb. Polished hardwood throughout.“We call that pocket (of Corinda) high side or the St Aidan’s precinct,” Mr Robson said. “It is not uncommon to see things in that pocket sell for $1.5 or $1.6 million.”
Danish statutory pension fund ATP’s leveraged investment portfolio ended June with a 9.9% loss for the year so far after March’s COVID-19-sparked market crash, but went on to recoup all those losses in the following month, the fund said.Publishing its report for the first half of this year, ATP said that in a strong second quarter, the multi-asset portfolio – which consists of the pension fund’s bonus potential plus borrowing from the much larger hedging portfolio backing ATP’s guaranteed pensions – had made up much of the first quarter’s investment losses.Between January and March, the loss on portfolio was 26%.The investment portfolio’s assets, minus borrowing, shrank to DKK114.4bn (€15.4bn) at the end of June from DKK126bn at the end of last year. Including the hedging portfolio, ATP’s total assets grew to DKK917.9bn from DKK885.6bn.ATP’s return for the whole pension fund, according to the Danish FSA’s N1 standard – which is meant to facilitate comparability between pension provider performance in Denmark – was a positive 4.8% for the first half, compared to 16.2% for the whole of 2019.Bo Foged, ATP’s chief executive officer, said: “H1 has been characterised by intense financial unrest.”He said ATP’s guarantees had been intact throughout the period, ensuring basic financial security for scheme members, in line with ATP’s purpose.“Even though the half has ended in the red, I can’t help looking at the development over the summer when the investment portfolio is back in the black for 2020,” he said.The fund said the year-to-date return for the investment portfolio had reached zero at the beginning of August.Among asset classes, government and mortgage bonds produced the strongest return in the first half within ATP’s investment portfolio, generating DKK16bn, followed by listed Danish equities with a DKK2.3bn return.Foreign equities made the biggest dent in the absolute-return portfolio, with a DKK12.2bn loss in the period, according to the interim report.In its results presentation, ATP revealed that its options-based insurance strategies had resulted in a gain during the six-month period of DKK2bn for the investment portfolio.The strategies, which consist of options on fixed income and equity products and are designed to protect the portfolio when the unforeseen occurs, worked as intended, ATP said – both in the downward and upward markets seen earlier this year.Looking ahead, ATP said it expected uncertainty on financial markets to continue for the rest of the year.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here.
Image courtesy of ElengyElengy, a unit of the French energy company and LNG player Engie, said it has completed the fifth transshipment of Yamal LNG at its Montoir-de-Bretagne terminal. The latest Yamal LNG cargo was delivered aboard the Arc7 ice-class LNG tanker Christophe de Margerie capable of transporting 172,600 cubic meters of the chilled fuel, Elengy said in a brief statement through its social media channels.As LNG World News reported last week, the vessel was scheduled to dock at the facility on March 3, the same day that the Greek-flagged 174,000-cbm Maran Gas Ulysses arrived at the terminal.Following the transshipment operation, Maran Gas Ulysses departed for the United Kingdom. The LNG carrier with the capacity to transport 174,000 cubic meters of the chilled fuel is scheduled to deliver a cargo to the Dragon LNG terminal on March 6. LNG World News Staff