Jean Barton: US beef on shelves in South Korea stores

first_imgGranddaughter Erin Borror works as an economist for the U.S. Meat Export Federation and was excited about the news that the 13 Costco warehouses in Korea will be selling 100 percent U.S. chilled beef. This means 15,000 metric tons of U.S. beef new business for American beef producers. The average weight of a live beef is 1,370 pounds. The following is the press release from USMEF.The U.S. Meat Export Federation (www.USMEF.org) is the trade association responsible for developing international …last_img

Stars Donate To Charity Clothes Throw

first_imgColeen Rooney, Fearne Cotton, Holly Willoughby, Jameela Jamil and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen are amongst the first celebrities to donate to this year’s Alder Hey ‘Clothes Throw’.The Clothes Throw, which is proudly supported by online retailer Littlewoods, centres around an exclusive auction where stars from the worlds of entertainment and fashion donate stylish outfits to raise much-needed funds for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. Other donations have come from high profile celebrities, including Twiggy, Paloma Faith and Vivienne Westwood.Coleen Rooney, who is fronting the Clothes Throw 2012 campaign, said: “I am delighted to be helping Alder Hey Children’s Hospital with their annual Clothes Throw. This is a cause very close to my heart and I’m hoping everyone can get behind this great campaign to make use of the things we all have in our wardrobes which we no longer need and raise much-needed funds for the UK’s busiest children’s hospital at the same time.”Alder Hey Children’s Charity is encouraging people to get involved with the Clothes Throw in a number of ways, including holding Clothes Throw fundraising parties at home, selling their unwanted clothes online through eBay, buying unwanted clothes from each other or updating their wardrobes and donating any proceeds to the charity in the process.Brand Director at Littlewoods, Gary Kibble, said: “Littlewoods is delighted to be supporting this year’s Clothes Throw event. We are committed to making a positive impact in the communities in which we operate and those organisations that focus on improving the lives of children and young people are at the heart of our charity strategy.“Littlewoods has an ongoing partnership with Alder Hey and has donated around £3 million to the charity overall, including a significant donation in 2005 to build a specialist neurosciences wing at the hospital. As a Liverpool-based fashion retailer with families and children at the heart of our brand, this charity tie-up is the perfect fit for us. We can’t wait to see more donations rolling in.”Paloma Faith added: “I’m utterly excited to be taking part in the Clothes Throw again and I’ve donated my effervescent green glittery heels which I wore to death. I hope the Clothes Throw raises lots of cash for the children in Alder Hey Hospital who are all little sweethearts.”The majority of the celebrity donations, including Palma Faith’s shoes, will be auctioned online between October 30th and November 30th. A selection of prestigious items, such as Coleen Rooney’s own Philip Armstrong dress, will be auctioned on a catwalk at ‘The Clothes Throw Live Auction’ flagship event on 15th November in the unique setting of the Lady Chapel in Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral. Models are kindly provided by Impact and hair and makeup generously by Barbara Daley.If you would like to get involved with the Clothes Throw or bid in the online auction, please visit www.theclothesthrow.com. If you would like tickets for the Clothes Throw Live Auction on 15th November, which cost £30, please call 0151 252 5716.Alder Hey, the UK’s busiest children’s hospital, provides family-focused care for around 270,000 young patients every year and is responsible for the health of more children than any other hospital in the UK.The Clothes Throw is now in its fourth year and has so far raised around £100,000 and has grown year on year with celebrity support from Daniel Craig, Dame Shirley Bassey, Yoko Ono and many, many more.last_img read more

Shakira Judges Winners Of 2016 Young Lions Health Award

first_imgLions Health, the Festival and Awards that celebrate life-changing creativity in healthcare communications, and UNICEF, have announced the winner of the 2016 Young Lions Health Award.The competition called upon communication and marketing professionals under the age of 30 to submit integrated marketing toolkits that aim to raise awareness among caregivers about the importance of play in fostering children’s cognitive, social and emotional development in the critical early years of life. The ideas will be used as part of UNICEF’s overall communication outreach on Early Childhood Development.Eleanor Howe and Lina Benmansour of DigitasLBi, France, won with Unicef Brain Food.
Their idea answered the brief innovatively, by using everyday objects to stimulate play, and providing creative ways for caregivers to interact with children.The competition drew 112 entries which were judged by a team of industry experts and special guests, including UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira; Alexandra von Plato, Group President, Publicis Healthcare Communications Group; and Josh Prince, President, The CDM Group.“It is scientifically proven that development in the early years of life allows children to become creative, engaged, life-long learners – it can shape their entire future,” said UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira. “That’s why it was truly inspiring to see the creative ideas presented to help shine a spotlight on the importance of early childhood development. The winning idea not only has the potential to give early childhood development the prominence it deserves, but also to achieve real results for children. It doesn’t get more exciting than that.”Louise Benson, Festival Director, Lions Health, said, “We were thrilled to receive such an exciting range of entries and it was a tough decision for our panel to pick just one winner. This award not only supports young industry talent, but also raises crucial awareness to help improve the wellbeing of young children across the world.”To enter the competition, individuals or teams of two were set the challenge of creating either a three minute presentation film or eight image PDF that answered a communications brief issued by UNICEF. The competition was free to enter and open to young agency and client executives.“It is remarkable that young marketers from across the world have created toolkits that will help to raise awareness about the importance of early nurturing care and protection for children’s development. We are grateful for their inspiration and ideas. It is a pleasure to work with Lions Health and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira on this initiative,” said UNICEF Chief of Early Childhood Development, Pia Britto.As part of their prize, the winners of the Young Lions Health Award are attending Lions Health on 18-19 June in Cannes, France, where they will receive their award during the official ceremony attended by close to 1,000 experts from the healthcare communications industry.UNICEF will also host a related session as part of Lions Health, exploring how to ensure the next generation of young people has the creative talent to change the world and how development in a child’s early years can nurture their creative future. Speakers will include Sherrie Westin, Executive Vice President of Global Philanthropy and Impact, Sesame Workshop; Al Race, Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University; Deepa Grover, Regional Adviser for Early Childhood Development, UNICEF and Jack Leslie, Chairman, Weber Shandwick.last_img read more

ADC Recognizes 10 Communities for Outstanding Support to Service Members Military Families

first_imgThe Association of Defense Communities and the Defense Communities Caucus on Monday announced the first class of “Great American Defense Communities,” an initiative launched this year to acknowledge the unique contributions cities, counties and regions that host installations make to improve quality of life for service members, veterans and their families.The 10 communities were selected by a panel of defense community advocates and experts from dozens of nominees based on the broad range of efforts they carry out on behalf of military personnel and their families, covering areas such as education, job opportunities, housing, family support during deployments and community appreciation.“All 10 of our inaugural class of honorees truly embodied the ideals this initiative was designed to celebrate — making host communities for our nation’s military installations ‘Great Places to Call Home,’” said ADC CEO Tim Ford.“The Great American Defense Communities program will help ADC and the Defense Communities Caucus share positive stories about the exemplary efforts being made in communities to support defense installations and their personnel,” Ford said.The inaugural class of honorees includes:Colorado Springs, Colo.Dayton, OhioFt. Leonard Wood Region, Mo.Goldsboro, N.C.Grand Forks, N.D.Lawton, Okla.Manhattan, Kan.Monterey, Calif.Okaloosa County, Fla.South Puget Sound, Wash.This year’s class will be recognized throughout 2016 at a variety of events in Washington, D.C., including an exhibit and reception on Capitol Hill. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Handson craft this summer

first_imgHolidays are happier in the beginning but soon turn out to be a boring routine for kids with each passing day. There are days when children would want to explore outdoor activities with friends; while there are others when they would just want to stay indoors. It is for the parents to ensure that their kids have a gala time during their vacation and simultaneously learn something productive.Keeping this in mind, Delhi Tourism has organised a Summer Craft Workshop in Dilli Haat, Janakpuri, for both children and adults which commenced on May 18 and will continue till June18. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ Pottery, tie and dye, madhubani paintings, clay work and paper craft are some of the creative activities organised by Dilli Haat and the list also has entertaining yet challenging activities like robotics, vedic maths. Observing the overwhelming response of the audience, the organisation has decided to add many more activities very soon.In the rush of tuition, school, hobby classes, there is no time left to do things that kids genuinely enjoy and in the process they don’t even get quality time with their parents.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixDilli Haat encourages parents to turn up with their kids to the place so that they can have the fun of physical activities and explore their skills, creativity and other natural strengths unknown to them. These qualities only get highlighted when one take part in hands on activities that allow one to showcase their interests.So, get your kids outdoor this summer to experience the joy of learning crafts.When: June, 2016Where: Dilli HaatTimings: 11 am– 1 pmlast_img read more

Visual Studio 2019 New features you should expect to see

first_imgMicrosoft announced Visual Studio 2019, the next major version of its signature IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for software design. This exciting news has come right on the heels of Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub. According to Microsoft, the company is still in the “early planning phase” for Visual Studio 2019 and Visual Studio for Mac. Release timing will be shared “in the coming months,” with the company simply promising “to deliver Visual Studio 2019 quickly and iteratively.” Along with general improvements to make the developer tool more reliable and more productive, Microsoft has some concrete goals in mind. Last month at Build 2018 developers conference, Microsoft demonstrated two new Visual Studio previews: IntelliCode and Live Share. The former uses AI to offer intelligent suggestions that improve code quality and productivity, and the latter lets developers collaborate in real time with team members who can edit and debug directly from Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code. Specific features that will be delivered in VS2019 are not provided, rather Microsoft lists various themes that the project will address. Here are the major new features Microsoft will bring in Visual Studio 2019 in coming days : It will continue to explore connected capabilities such as Live Share, for users to collaborate in real time on the same code base worldwide. It wants to investigate making cloud development situations, such as working with online source repositories, smoother. Enhancements for AI-assisted development via IntelliCode and use of the Azure cloud to deliver AI-powered assistance to developers. Operational enhancements such as additional refactoring, quicker application load, faster builds, improved navigation, and improved debugging. The release date for VS2019 is not available yet, but VS2017 was released in March 2017 and was preceded by several preview builds throughout 2016. Similarly, one would expect the first preview build of VS2019 in late summer / early autumn this year.  Fortunately VS2019 is being designed to install side-by-side with existing VS2017 builds, so it will be easy to try out the new release when it is available. A key fact about this next release, according to Microsoft, is that it will remain a 32-bit application and will support Windows 7. Initial developer reactions indicate there are concerns about the unresolved issues and code quality problems with VS2017, and that it is premature to shift to VS2019.  Microsoft does not offer specifics, but does indicate that they are working to improve this with the development team. Read Next : Microsoft is going to acquire GitHub Unit Testing in .NET Core with Visual Studio 2017 for better code quality What’s new in Visual Studio 1.22last_img read more