Frozen range extended

first_imgCountry Range Group has added a number of new products to its own-brand portfolio of frozen foods. Following an increase in the sale of frozen products across the group, Country Range has introduced four-inch sausage rolls, a steak and kidney pie, a cheese and onion pasty, cheese and onion lattice fingers, quiche lorraine, cheese and onion quiches and a tomato and basil quiche to its range. Managing director Colin Birchall said: “Research shows the misconception that frozen isn’t as good a quality or as healthy is dying fast, and it’s now widely recognised that it actually locks in nutrients and vitamins, with the added benefits of convenience, choice and availability.”

McGavick, Gayheart reflect on first half of administration’s term

first_imgNearing the halfway point of their term, seniors Gates McGavick and Corey Gayheart, student body president and vice president, said they have worked hard this semester to encourage greater conversations between the University administration, campus groups and the Notre Dame community.In their campaign platform, the pair pledged to make student government “approachable, collaborative and transformative.”McGavick said the team has already taken several measures to advance the “approachable” and “collaborative” modules of their platform.“We’ve just made it a point to make student government as interactive as possible and form as many relationships as possible,” he said.McGavick said Student Government has worked closely with campus’ various student union organizations this semester. He also said he and Gayheart hope to improve communication between the groups, which in the future will help streamline event planning.“We’re really looking at how [we can] integrate the multiple moving parts of the student union better,” he said. “How can we get them interacting more on a daily basis and less operating in their different bubbles?”Gayheart said regularly communicating with the organizations will prove essential when discussions about renovating LaFortune Student Center begin.“There’s some updates that need to be made in [LaFortune Student Center] and we think working with that, that would also have an adverse impact on how the student union functions as a whole,” he said.Student government has also worked to improve the Student Activities Office this semester, Gayheart said.“[SAO] has started meeting at the beginning of every week, and they go in to approve or look at the different events that are happening within the next week that they have to get approved and through the process,” he said. “So there’s kind of an active communication pipeline where there wasn’t one before.”McGavick and Gayheart plan to continue these efforts next semester.“Moving forward, there’s actually going to be an external audit of SAO,” Gayheart said. “So they’ll bring in administrators from other schools that work in similar departments, and they’ll observe what SAO does and then provide suggestions for how they can rethink and revamp SAO.”McGavick and Gayheart said student government’s communications department has improved student outreach this semester by increasing their following on social media.“When we started the semester, one of the biggest problems was, a lot of current students don’t follow the student government social media,” Gayheart said.By consequence, Gayheart added, many student government events went overlooked by the student body.McGavick said since the beginning of the semester, however, the team has raised its engagements and impressions on social media eightfold.  “The social media presence for student government has just completely turned around,” he said. “ … People actually have a way to reach out to student government [and] they know what student government’s doing.”Gayheart said he believes another one of student government’s greatest successes this year has been its push for financial transparency within Notre Dame’s administration.In October, student government hosted a seminar with the Office of Development titled “Where Does the Money Go: An Insider’s Look into Finances at Notre Dame.” At the event, an official from the department spoke on student tuition and the University’s endowment, and broke down how the money was used to cover annual expenses. The event drew between 100 and 200 students, Gayheart said.Gayheart said he and McGavick plan to do more to promote financial transparency next semester.“In our platform, we had originally advocated for online University checkbook, which we’re still working on,” he said. “But we felt that [the event] was a step in the right direction because we very clearly communicated that students, one, don’t know how [the University’s] money’s being spent, and when they see the numbers, they’re just appalled.”Gayheart said he not only hopes students find these efforts educational, but that the initiative sets a precedent for fiscal transparency within the administration.“[The message] we tried to get to the administration was, ‘People are OK with you spending the money, they just want to know how,’” Gayheart said.Gayheart said student government has also taken strides to promote campus safety by requiring all of its members to be GreeNDot certified and its executive cabinet to receive multicultural competency training.“Those were — in terms of scalability — minor things, but we felt that they have larger impacts in our work as a whole,” he said.Looking to next semester, McGavick said student government will focus its efforts on improving dorm maintenance.“Our approach to dorm maintenance can be completely founded on the experiences of kids on campus,” he said. “I’m trying to gain pretty much as many anecdotes, as many experiences that kids have had with dorm maintenance and just kind of collectivize these experiences.”McGavick said the initiative will be a massive undertaking requiring the combined efforts of several student government departments and thorough research.“We’re going to have several departments and their entire staffs devoted to [the dorm maintenance initiative], and we’re just going to collect information from across campus until we have so much information on the issue that we can make a really compelling argument for improving the situation,” he said.McGavick and Gayheart said they also plan to write transition books to help better prepare future student government leaders. The books would include recommendations for handling the day-to-day responsibilities of the jobs, lists of contacts and other useful information.“Obviously we’re not going to know everything going in,” he said. “That being said, we think that there could be more done to help ease [people] into the job.”Gayheart said he wants next year’s successors to be as prepared as possible for the challenges of the jobs.“Whoever comes after us, we want to work with them as much as we can,” he said. McGavick and Gayheart have made significant efforts to improve student life at Notre Dame. Their work integrating student organizations and emphasizing communication between groups promises tangible improvements in the future. Initiatives student government have orchestrated this year have been made in the best interest of Notre Dame’s students, and by taking on big issues like campus safety and fiscal transparency, McGavick and Gayheart demonstrate a desire to address parts of the University in need of reform. However, substantial progress remains to be made in several areas before the pair enacts meaningful change.Grade: B+Tags: 2018 Student Government Insider, McGavick-Gayheart, SAO, Student government, Transparencylast_img read more

Take Back the Night supports survivors of domestic, sexual violence in a week of virtual events

first_imgTake Back the Night (TBTN), a tri-campus event held annually to provide awareness and support for victims of sexual violence, has been converted to a series of virtual events to occur all this week. Executive producer for Show Some Skin: 20/20 Peyton Davis said their mission is to give voice to unspoken stories, including stories by survivors of sexual violence. “Show Some Skin and Take Back the Night give space for people who want to tell their stories, but they are also healing for those who cannot tell their stories,” Davis said. “I think at the center of Take Back the Night is the role of words and how they help heal us. It’s hard enough coming to terms with your own story, but I don’t think people recognize exactly how hard it is to put them into words so that others can understand you.”Although this year will be different from previous years, senior Belles Against Violence Office (BAVO) and SAC member Lauren Zinanni said over email they still want to preserve the value of the event.“It’s unfortunate that we can’t all be together for TBTN this year, but we were dedicated to making sure it was not completely canceled for our community,” Zinanni said.This year’s TBTN will be a week long instead of one night as it has been in the past, which will allow students to be able to virtually attend different portions of TBTN and ensure there are several opportunities for students to participate in the events. “With everything, the move to online has been a major adjustment. It’s much harder to coordinate and communicate, in general, but I think the beauty is that we’ll get to reach more people where they are,” Davis said.TBTN will kick off Monday at 5 p.m. with a virtual poster party. People are encouraged to hang their posters in their windows or carry them during the walk in honor of survivors scheduled for Wednesday.“This is an opportunity for everyone to create a poster (or whatever they can find in their homes) to show their support for survivors of power-based violence,” said Zinanni. During the walk participants are encouraged to wear teal or an old TBTN shirt. “Anyone who walks in honor of survivors is invited to share a picture or video via social media, tagging Take Back the Night ND SMC HCC and #TBTN2020,” Zinanni said.The virtual speak out event featuring Show Some Skin will take place Tuesday night.“This is an opportunity to stand in solidarity and listen to anonymous stories from survivors,” Zinanni said.Davis noted trigger warnings for sexual abuse/assault, trauma and domestic violence.“I know how deeply these stories can effect, and even trigger people, so I’ve been really doing my best to include trigger warnings as much as possible,” Davis said. “I’m excited for the digital production because it means we’re able to put trigger warnings directly before the monologues to protect those still in the healing process.”Following the walk on Wednesday, TBTN will host a virtual healing event with the Family Justice Center in an evening of reflection, resources and trauma informed yoga.Thursday morning participants can come together to celebrate virtual mass dedicated to survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and in the evening Show Some Skin 20/20 will host a talk-back on Instagram after it releases its show on YouTube.“Show Some Skin: 20/20 was originally scheduled to be immediately after spring break, but of course, the performance was canceled due to the COVID-19 situation,” Davis said. “We’ve been working for the past five weeks to figure out how best to continue sharing these stories. On Thursday, April 23, we will have a virtual streaming of the show, modified for a primarily digital presentation. After the show, members of our leadership team and cast will take to social media for a live-stream discussion to answer any questions the audience may have.”Tags: BAVO, Show Some Skin: 20/20, Take Back the Nightlast_img read more

Tom & Jerry Movie Trailer Release Date Set for Tuesday

first_img– Advertisement – The first Tom & Jerry trailer will run for 1 minute and 31 seconds (at 24fps) or 1 minute and 27 seconds (at 25fps), according to Germany’s movie industry self-regulatory body FSK (Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle der Filmwirtschaft), that rated the new trailer back in October (via Trailer Track).Tom & Jerry stars Chloë Grace Moretz as Kayla, Michael Peña as Terrance, Colin Jost as Dwayne, Ken Jeong as Jackie, Rob Delaney as DuBros, and Pallavi Sharda as Preeta. Vocal effects for Tom and Jerry are provided by their original voice artists William Hanna and Mel Blanc (as Tom) and Hanna, Blanc, and June Foray (as Jerry) with the help of archival audio recordings. Hanna is one of the co-creators of Tom and Jerry alongside Joseph Barbera.Tim Story, best known for 2005’s Fantastic Four and 2014’s Ride Along, is directing Tom & Jerry. Kevin Costello (Brigsby Bear) is the screenwriter. Tom & Jerry is a production of Warner Animation Group, Turner Entertainment Company, and The Story Company.- Advertisement – Here’s the official synopsis for Tom & Jerry, from Warner Bros.:Kayla is a new employee at a posh hotel where Jerry takes up residence, threatening to ruin a glamorous wedding. She hires a broke alley cat named Tom to come in and get rid of Jerry, which proves to be easier said than done. That may be for the best, as the duo will likely need each other to defeat Kayla’s villainous boss, who isn’t a big fan of either one.Tom & Jerry is currently slated to release March 5, 2021 in cinemas worldwide.center_img The first Tom & Jerry trailer will be available later on Tuesday, Warner Bros. has announced. The hybrid live-action/ animated movie is set to be the first theatrical release for Tom and Jerry in nearly three decades, since 1992’s Tom and Jerry: The Movie. Of course, whether that actually happens is dependent on how the world deals with COVID-19. Currently, cinemas have been re-closing in the US (due to a lack of blockbuster movies) and Western Europe (due to a second lockdown).“Everyone’s favourite cat and mouse have made their way across the world and have finally arrived in New York City,” tweets from the official Tom and Jerry Movie and Warner Bros. India Twitter accounts said. “Don’t miss Tom and Jerry in their new trailer for #TomAndJerryMovie tomorrow!”- Advertisement –last_img read more

Anguilla poverty assessment released

first_imgNewsRegional Anguilla poverty assessment released by: – June 4, 2012 Share Tweet Share 38 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Photo credit: caribbean-on-line.comTHE VALLEY, Anguilla — Results from the 2nd Anguilla Country Poverty Assessment have been released. The release of the results is the culmination of a project for which discussions started in 2007 with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), to conduct Anguilla’s 2nd Country Poverty Assessment. With the CDB’s assistance Anguilla was able to secure the service of a team of consultants, Kairi Consultants based in Trinidad, to lead and support the project work.Such a project required the coordination and collaboration of all government ministries and departments. To this end the national assessment team was formed with a representative each from the ministries of EDICT and social development as co-chairs and a representative from the Anguilla Statistics Department as the technical advisor.This project consisted of four research components:• A macro-economic and social analysis• A survey of living conditions among households of the country• A participatory poverty assessment• An institutional analysis The results have been compiled into three extensive volumes, accompanied by technical and statistical appendices.Anguilla – CPA – Main Report – FinalAnguilla – CPA – Volume 2 – Participatory Poverty AnalysisAnguilla – CPA – Volume 3 – Institutional AnalysisAnguilla – CPA – Technical and Statistical Appendices This project sought to bring an integrated approach to the analysis of this phenomenon and these documents represent a rich and valuable resource of data and information therein.A copy of these documents is available at the Anguilla Public Library and also on the government of Anguilla’s website located under the caption ‘Recent Documents’. Requests can also be made to have these documents emailed.It is hoped that the information therein will be widely used for to ensure evidence based decisions are made and the resulting programmes and policies are to the benefit of all Anguillian and residents alike.Caribbean News Now Sharing is caring!last_img read more