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Tesco steps up to bridge gap for Poppy Appeal

first_imgIn a bid to rectify a shortfall in donations to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, due to its decision to delist more than 10 Hovis lines, Tesco has pledged to donate “tens of thousands” to the cause.As referred to in British Baker editor Sylvia Macdonald’s ’Viewpoint’ (pg 3, 22 October), Hovis is to donate 4p, to the appeal, from every Seed Sensations loaf sold until 16 November. Macdonald wrote: “It would be a shame if this worthy cause were to lose as much as a penny.”A spokesperson for Tesco said: “We are aware that some bread lines not sold at Tesco are raising funds for this great cause, so we are making a further direct donation to the Poppy Appeal to offset this and ensure the charity does not miss out.”The retailer would not confirm the exact amount, but the total donation is believed to be around £40k.In a discussion regarding Premier Foods’ interim management statement, announced on 28 October, chief executive Robert Schofield confirmed the firm was in the process of trying to resolve the dispute with the retailer. “Tesco has delisted some of our smaller lines and we are talking to them to try to resolve that,” he said. He also confirmed that, following discussions with all retailers of its products, Premier has now completed its repricing stategy, in both Grocery and Hovis “to recover the sharp rise in wheat prices”.In the financial statement for the three months to 30 September 2010, Premier’s Hovis division saw branded bakery sales up 1.2%, a rise of 1.1% in its bakery arm, and 3.9% within milling, compared to third-quarter figures in 2009. Non-branded sales were down 18.4% for the same period.In conjunction with Hovis, Rank Hovis will be making a flat donation of £10,000 to the Poppy Appeal.>>Supermarket giant Tesco delists Hovis bread lines>>Tesco versus Hovis: Viewpoint>>Hovis sales are up, announces Premier Foodslast_img read more

Why is There More Domestic Violence Against Women in Liberal, Secular Countries?

first_imgAcculturated.com 22 June 2016Family First Comment: Fascinating study…“…the findings are only a surprise if you, like Adam Taylor, ignore a crucial factor: religion. The chart of violence against women published by Gracia and Merlo is like a track of the least religious to the most religious countries in Europe. According to The New York Times, Denmark and Sweden are “among the least religious nations in the world.” Poland, which scores very low on the domestic violence scale, is a stronghold of traditional Catholic belief.” Earlier this month, The Washington Post reported on a study that reveals that European countries with the best record of gender equality also have the highest rate of domestic violence against women. In what is called “the Nordic paradox,” Enrique Gracia of the University of Valencia and Juan Merlo of the University of Lund found that Denmark, Sweden and Finland have higher rates of intimate partner violence (IPV) against women than countries like Poland, Croatia and Slovenia. Perhaps you might think that women in liberal countries are less repressed and thus more free to report violence against them, skewing the numbers upward. But as the Washington Post notes, “Gracia and Merlo consider this possibility but don’t seem to find it convincing.”Washington Post reporter Adam Taylor was baffled by the findings: “This may come as a surprise. You might well expect better gender equality to mean less violence against women. To add to the intrigue, when you look at European countries with relatively low levels of gender equality—Italy or Greece, for example—they seem to have lower levels of IPV.”But the findings are only a surprise if you, like Adam Taylor, ignore a crucial factor: religion. The chart of violence against women published by Gracia and Merlo is like a track of the least religious to the most religious countries in Europe. According to The New York Times, Denmark and Sweden are “among the least religious nations in the world.” Poland, which scores very low on the domestic violence scale, is a stronghold of traditional Catholic belief.Although it’s rare to find this acknowledged in mainstream media, and despite what liberals think, traditional religious beliefs, particularly traditional Christianity, provide a level of love, support, and mutual respect that the secular state cannot replace. Orthodox religious observance in a place like Poland inculcates in men the idea that their wives and girlfriends are their partners in a sacramental journey that has been ordained by God.It seems like every few months a study emerges that reveals that religious people are healthier, happier, live longer lives and even have better sex than secular liberals. For a few seconds the media expresses surprise, then they go right back to pushing the old narrative—religion is oppressive, people of faith are narrow-minded, etc.As far back as 2006, Patrick Fagan of the Heritage Foundation observed:“A small but growing body of research has focused on the links between religious practice and decreased family violence. For example, men who attended religious services at least weekly were more than 50 percent less likely to commit an act of violence against their partners than were peers who attended only once a year or less. No matter how the data were analyzed, regular attendance at religious services had a strong and statistically significant inverse association with the incidence of domestic abuse. Similarly, after controlling for all other factors, [one researcher] found that of all groups studied (unaffiliated, active conservative Protestant, active mainline Protestant, nominal conservative Protestant, and nominal mainline Protestants), religiously active conservative Protestant men were least likely to engage in domestic violence.”READ MORE: http://acculturated.com/liberal-secular-countries/last_img read more

Probe needed into allegations of massive land grab by MMA-ADA

first_imgDear Editor,At a time when farmers of Region Five are being told that their applications for state land to cultivate rice cannot be processed because no land is available, it is alleged that a Director on the Board of the Mahaica Mahaicony Abary-Agricultural Development Authority (MMA-ADA) and others, are involved in a massive land grab in an area near Abary, once occupied by the now-defunct Livestock Development Company – LIDCO.Dr Dwight Waldron is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA). He is also a Director of the MMA-ADA Board and member of its Lands Sub-Committee. This Committee makes recommendations to the MMA-ADA Board for the approval and distribution of Government land to farmers.Reliable sources allege that an application for over 300 acres of land was applied for in the name of a female friend of Dr Waldron named Sharon. The Lands Sub-Committee of which Dr Waldron is a member, recommended this application which was approved by the MMA-ADA Board.This in itself is a serious conflict of interest. Now, Dr Waldron is believed to be occupying hundreds of acres of state land illegally in the same LIDCO area without the approval of the MMA-ADA Board. A Hi-Mac excavator has been seen working to clear the land, and the Ministry of Agriculture Livestock vehicle he is assigned to is used to transport seed paddy and other planting materials unto the site.In addition, it is also alleged that large sums of bribe money have been paid by individuals to some members of the MMA-ADA Board and senior staff to help them acquire state land.These are serious allegations that require Dr Waldron to come clean to protect his character. I have no problem mentioning names because I have tremendous confidence in the accuracy of the information I receive from my sources.And as my lawyer always reiterates, the best defence to a lawsuit is the truth!I now call upon the Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder, to investigate this allegation of massive land grab, and the high level of corruption involving some members of the MMA-ADA Board.Sincerely,Harry GillPPP/C Member ofParliamentlast_img read more