English Daily http://english-daily.com/ Tue, 04 Oct 2022 23:03:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://english-daily.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/default2.png English Daily http://english-daily.com/ 32 32 EXPEDITION OFFICE – Eureka Springs Police Department, September 20-26, 2022 https://english-daily.com/expedition-office-eureka-springs-police-department-september-20-26-2022/ Tue, 04 Oct 2022 23:00:55 +0000 https://english-daily.com/expedition-office-eureka-springs-police-department-september-20-26-2022/

A list of incident reports from the Eureka Springs Police Department:

SEVEN. 20

■00:34 am — An officer discovered an open door in a company, but everything went well.

■12:26 p.m. — Officers responded to a call from an erratic driver.

■3:30 p.m. — Officers received a call from two people who were arguing, but were unable to make contact.

■5:05 p.m. — Officers responded to an accident and made a report.

■9:07 p.m. — An officer responded to a noise complaint.

SEVEN. 21

■12:41 a.m. — Officers responded to an alarm call at a business. On arrival everything was secure and balloons were seen moving inside the building.

■3:27 a.m. — An officer responded to a call from a suspicious vehicle, but was unable to locate it.

■8:45 a.m. — An officer responded to a call from dogs locked in a vehicle, but all left OK.

■10:16 a.m. — An officer responded to a call from a truck blocking traffic.

■10:37 a.m. — An officer responded to a business in reference to a call for a lost weapon, which was later found, and a report was made.

■12:26 p.m. — An officer responded to a call from a stuck vehicle blocking traffic.

■4:31 p.m. — Officers responded to a call from a suspicious vehicle.

■5:42 p.m. — Officers responded to a call from someone stealing items and, upon arrival, broke in.

■7:45 p.m. — Officers responded to a call from two people who were fighting, but were unable to locate the individuals.

■9:26 p.m. — Officers responded to a call from someone threatening people, but were unable to make contact.

■9:30 p.m. — An officer responded to a call from someone possibly using counterfeit money at a business, but all went well.

■9:48 p.m. — Officers responded to a call from someone threatening to kill someone.

SEVEN. 22

■9:47 a.m. — Officers responded to a call about a dispute between a building employee and a resident.

■1:15 p.m. — Officers responded to a troubling donation call at a local store. Officers determined the donation was strange, but not criminal.

SEVEN. 23

■00:14 a.m. — An officer carried out a traffic stop which led to an arrest.

■10:09 a.m. — An officer responded to a call from a person staying at a local lodging facility without permission. The call resulted in an arrest for breaking and entering.

■4:02 p.m. — Officers responded to a multi-vehicle accident and filed a report.

■11:48 p.m. — An officer was dispatched to a local lodge in reference to two intoxicated individuals.

SEVEN. 24

■6:32 p.m. — Officers responded to a call about a single-vehicle accident, but the driver was able to free the vehicle before officers arrived.

■6:50 p.m. — Officers responded to a call from a suspicious person, but all went well.

■7:46 p.m. — An officer responded to a company with reference to a possible threat.

■8:15 p.m. — Officers responded to an accident involving two vehicles in a parking lot and made a report.

SEVEN. 25

■1:06 a.m. — An officer carried out a traffic stop which led to an arrest.

■8:57 a.m. — Officers responded to a call regarding a possible domestic situation.

■12:41 p.m. — Officers responded to a call from a person on a motorcycle throwing a bottle at a vehicle, but were unable to locate the motorcycle.

■2:01 p.m. — An officer responded to a hit-and-run call and made a report.

SEVEN. 26

■12:05 a.m. — Officers responded to a call from a person reporting hearing voices outside their front door but were unable to locate anything.

■1:29 a.m. — Agents responded to a call from someone asking for an agent because they just needed someone to talk to. Everything is OK.

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Diamond Standard launches spot market for fungible coins https://english-daily.com/diamond-standard-launches-spot-market-for-fungible-coins/ Tue, 04 Oct 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://english-daily.com/diamond-standard-launches-spot-market-for-fungible-coins/

Providing liquidity for the revolutionary diamond asset class

NEW YORK, October 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Diamond Standard Inc., developer of the world’s only regulator-approved diamond, today announced the launch of the Diamond Standard Spot Market, enabling free and instant trading of Standard Diamond Parts.

Each standard diamond piece contains a blockchain token, stored on a wireless chip inside the clear plastic piece, under the fungible set of diamonds. Anyone who owns this token under a regulator license, owns the commodity and can take delivery of it at any time.

The Diamond Standard Spot Market is a peer-to-peer marketplace with a centralized limit order book, where individuals or market makers can trade Diamond Standard tokens for USDC stablecoins, issued by Circle and pegged to the American dollar. Thanks to the efficiency of blockchain transactions, there are no transaction fees for trading.

The Spot Market is offered by DS Admin Trust, a Delaware Trust that manages the custody of Diamond Standard products at Brinks, for their owners and merchants. Unlike stocks held by brokers or cryptocurrency held by exchanges, Diamond Standard tokens are held in digital wallets directly controlled by the owners.

“The Diamond Standard Spot Market is a huge leap forward for diamonds as an asset class. standard diamond piece is “marked to market” daily and trades with much less “friction” than loose diamonds, which can be 20-40%, through an auction house, lender on pawnbrokers or a jeweller,” said Cormac KinneyFounder and CEO of Diamond Standard.

“Through this spot market, Diamond Standard is creating a new source of demand for diamonds while increasing participation and liquidity, key ingredients for investors and efficient markets,” said Paul Zimniskian independent diamond industry analyst.

The Diamond Standard spot market in action

  • Provides instant cash to owners of Diamond Standard products.
  • Enables market-based price discovery via live auctions.
  • Transactions settle instantly via the blockchain token embedded in each coin.
  • The tokens are in self-custody in the owner’s digital wallet. In a trade, assets are transferred from the seller to the buyer. The Spot Market does not store user assets.
  • To bid, users must have USDC tokens on the Ethereum blockchain.
  • Currently does not charge any transaction fees. Buyers become responsible for custody fees, currently $36/year/part, and physical delivery costs if requested.

While Diamond Standard’s commodity and token offerings are overseen by the Bermuda Monetary Authority, the spot market is not – it is a US-based venue.

Diamond Standard is the creator of the only regulator-approved diamond products in the world. By releasing diamonds as a market-traded asset, Diamond Standard provides access to a natural resource that is currently worth $1.2 trillion – more than the value of silver and platinum combined. A revolutionary durable asset that can be treated like a blockchain token, the commodity diamond offers diversification, potential inflation protection and a new store of wealth for institutional and individual investors, while bringing transparency and efficiency to the diamond supply chain. To invest brilliantly, go to www.diamondstandard.co

For media inquiries:
Monika Plock
Communications Manager
Diamond standard
[email protected]

SOURCE Diamond Standard

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Tory MPs dismiss critical RSPB campaign as ‘marketing ploy’ | Environment https://english-daily.com/tory-mps-dismiss-critical-rspb-campaign-as-marketing-ploy-environment/ Sun, 02 Oct 2022 18:40:00 +0000 https://english-daily.com/tory-mps-dismiss-critical-rspb-campaign-as-marketing-ploy-environment/

Tory MPs have slammed the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), accusing it of using claims of a government attack on nature as a ‘marketing ploy’.

The bird charity, one of the UK’s oldest and most respected conservation organisations, has joined other leading environmental NGOs in the country, including the Wildlife Trusts and the National Trust, to condemn the mentioned plans to create investment zones – which would weaken environmental protection – and to get rid of the post-Brexit nature-friendly agricultural subsidy.

They encouraged their supporters to lobby Tory MPs over the proposals which they say strike at the heart of environmental and wildlife protection. The Charities campaign is asking members to contact their Tory MPs so they don’t doubt their opposition to the proposals.

But MPs responded to voters by criticizing the RSPB, which issued a grassroots call to action for its 1.2 million members.

Derek Thomas, the Conservative MP for St Ives, has accused the bird charity of spreading ‘false claims’ in order to boost its mailing lists.

He told one constituent, who emailed their response to the Guardian: “These CTAs (calls to action) are part of the marketing strategy of many charities; by asking you to write, they get increased engagement with their charity (not to mention your contact information), all at no cost to you. Many of them have found that these CTAs writing letters add more numbers to their mailing list than CTAs asking for donations. The genius of this marketing strategy is that the claims you’re complaining about don’t even have to be true.

“And there is absolutely no truth to the RSPB’s allegation that the government is launching an attack on nature.”

Other MPs suggested to their constituents that the RSPB had set out to “upset people”.

Sir Bill Wiggin, the MP for North Herefordshire, responded to a constituent by commenting: “I would like to assure you that the claims that the government is backtracking on its commitments to our agricultural reforms or nature are totally false.

“It often happens that rumors or campaigns are designed to upset the right people but fortunately turn out to be false.”

And Mike Wood, the MP for Dudley South, sent a furious missive about the bird charity to one of his constituents.

He wrote: ‘I don’t know if the RSPB have really misunderstood what is being offered or if they are being mischievous but either way their tweet feed sucks,’ adding that the charity was ‘ completely irresponsible” to make such claims.

Greg Clark, the MP for Tunbridge Wells, was more measured in his response: “I think one or two of the organizations in this area have rather taken the plunge in expressing great concern without seeing what is being proposed for the areas of ‘investment, the content of which it has not yet been published.

Despite these claims by MPs, the government has yet to commit to specific laws that exist to protect wildlife from development, or to maintain funding for nature in the environmental land management agenda. Environment Secretary Ranil Jayawardena tried to reassure the public that he was committed to a “strong environment”, but gave no political commitment.

Wildlife Trusts campaign manager Kaye Brennan said she was appalled by the MPs’ responses.

She said, “Here’s what they’ve said so far. RSPBs are ‘liars’, it’s all just a ‘communications glitch’, established and respected green charities are ‘making it all up’ to create ‘hysteria’ to force an ‘increase in the number of members” to allay people’s fears.

“Fortunately, I can refute. It’s in no one’s interest to make this shit up. We [already] have enough to do.

“To call the RSPB and other NGOs ‘liars’ is disgusting and a disgraceful response from an elected representative to his constituents.”

An RSPB spokesman said: ‘Nothing we have heard so far from the UK Government has addressed our concerns despite many opportunities for reassurance. It’s the specific detail that really matters here. Having an environmental bill with strong goals is a good start, but if you strip away the underlying mechanisms and protections by which you achieve those goals, they make next to no sense.

“So, for example, we desperately need to know whether the UK Government will commit to retaining key nature protections in the Habitats Regulations of UK legislation beyond December 2023, without weakening the protections.

“A healthy environment is an integral part of a healthy economy; a deregulated environment will drive the economy to failure. Without these detailed assurances, the UK government’s announcements continue to be an attack on nature.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said it had no comment.

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ABOVE: Women-only milk business flourishes in economically backward region of Bundelkhand https://english-daily.com/above-women-only-milk-business-flourishes-in-economically-backward-region-of-bundelkhand/ Sat, 01 Oct 2022 09:03:06 +0000 https://english-daily.com/above-women-only-milk-business-flourishes-in-economically-backward-region-of-bundelkhand/

Women in the parched landscape of the Bundelkhand region are moving towards self-sufficiency through milk production run by a well-structured women’s self-help group that has expanded to more than 40,000 female members.

These women are partners of the Balinese Milk Producer Company Limited and have made great strides since the start of the company in 2019.

The women’s initiative in the economically backward region of Bundelkhand has been praised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

The company, which was started by Adityanth, has members spread across six districts in the Bundelkhand region.

During a virtual program based on the theme of ‘Aatmanirbhar Nari Shakti’ last year, Modi praised the initiative.

Adityanath welcomed the successful experiment in Jhansi while speaking at a special session of the state assembly on September 22.

Started by Uma Kanti Pal, who mobilized village women, the initiative has helped thousands of women in the region to stand up.

The members are in charge of the production, collection and safe transport of the milk to the processing centers. They are paid weekly for their work.

As dawn broke, you could see the centers bustling with activity with female members one after another visiting there with their pots full of milk.

The income has helped rural women contribute to the support of their families and provide a better education for their children.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Balinese Milk Producer Company Limited OP Singh said: ”We collect more than 1.35 lakh liters of milk every day from more than 40,000 female members in six districts of the Bundelkhand region, including Jhansi, Lalitpur, Jalaun, Mahoba, Banda and Hamirpur”.

“More than 7,000 more women will soon join us, which we hope will help increase our capacity to 2 lakh liters of milk per day.” The women members have become shareholders of the company.

Currently, the company has 703 milk collection centers in 795 villages in six districts.

The collection centers are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to determine the quality of the milk.

The collected milk is sold in the city of Jhansi and is also sent to other milk processing companies located in nearby states.

To make payment easier and empower its members, the company has also helped them link up with the banking system.

”We have also signed memorandums of understanding with several banks so that our members can get easy loans from the bank to buy livestock. We are also working to ensure our members’ dairy cattle are insured,” Singh said.

The earnings have helped the members improve their status and quality of life.

Asha Devi, a member of the group, said that at the time of joining the company, she only had one cattle, but with the help of the profits, she now owns three animals.

”I have three buffaloes that produce around 20 liters of milk, which I deposit in the collection center. The company pays me Rs 55 per liter and payments are always made on time,” he said.

”I have admitted my children to a better school and I can save some money for the future,” he added.

Another member, Pavitra Devi, from the Babina area, said: “In the last three years, I have increased the number of cattle from two to 11. The cattle give about 40 liters of milk per day, which I send to the center collection”.

Pavitra Devi added that her family has been able to build a new cattle shed with the money she earned.

The company also provides assistance to members in the purchase of livestock.

In addition, the female members also receive assistance from veterinary experts, said the CEO of the Balini group.

To increase cattle performance, the company also provides a diet rich in minerals and green fodder. In addition, camps for the treatment of cattle are also organized, he added.

”We recently started processing milk to make Ghee. We will soon make a foray into the manufacture of other dairy products,” Singh said.

In the last fiscal year, a payment of Rs 26 crore was deposited into the members’ bank account. Payment is made purely digitally directly to members’ bank accounts. Since its inception, the company has paid a total of Rs 243 million to its members and made a profit of Rs 13.8 million, Singh said.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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3 events will set the tone for the market in October https://english-daily.com/3-events-will-set-the-tone-for-the-market-in-october/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 22:11:59 +0000 https://english-daily.com/3-events-will-set-the-tone-for-the-market-in-october/

CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Friday that three key events next week will determine whether the nightmare month for the stock market continues into October.

Here are the events:

  • The release of the non-farm labor report on Friday. Cramer said he expects him to show inflated hiring and wages.
  • Two speeches by Cleveland Fed Chair Loretta Mester, who Cramer says is the top inflation hawk on the Federal Open Market Committee. “She wants to protect us … from high inflation, even if that means raising interest rates in a recession,” he said.

The S&P 500 closed its worst month since March 2020 on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq Composite fell 8.8% and 10.5% respectively for the month.

While both Mester and the report are likely to bring bad news, investors can protect themselves from a market meltdown if they stick to a solid game plan, according to Cramer.

“Owning high-quality companies with good balance sheets and high dividends that will benefit from lower inflation, because that’s what’s going to happen,” he said.

He also previewed next week’s earnings list. All earnings and income estimates are courtesy of FactSet.

Wednesday: Helen of Troy, Lamb Wesson

Helen of Troy

  • Publication of the results for the second quarter of 2023 before the bell; conference call at 9 a.m. ET
  • Projected EPS: $2.21
  • Forecast revenue: $521 million

Lamb Weston Holdings

  • First Quarter 2023 Earnings Release at 8:30 a.m. ET; conference call at 10 a.m. ET
  • Projected EPS: 79 cents
  • Projected revenue: $1.21 billion

“We saw that from Nike last night – all that happens is that the downside gets bigger while the upside just walks on water or goes up slightly higher. That’s what I expect it to happen with both when they report,” Cramer said.

Thursday: Constellation Brands, Conagra Brands, McCormick, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings

Constellation Brands

  • Q2 2023 earnings release at 7:30 a.m. ET; conference call at 10:30 a.m. ET
  • Projected EPS: $2.81
  • Projected revenue: $2.51 billion

He said he expects the company’s sales to be “extraordinarily good”.

Conagra Brands

  • First Quarter 2023 Earnings Release at 7:30 a.m. ET; conference call at 9:30 a.m. ET
  • Projected EPS: 52 cents
  • Projected revenue: $2.85 billion

The company needs to expand its business, according to Cramer.

McCormick

  • Third Quarter 2022 Earnings Release at 6:30 a.m. ET; conference call at 8 a.m. ET
  • Projected EPS: 71 cents
  • Projected revenue: $1.6 billion

Cramer said the company’s earnings call will simply bolster its weaker-than-expected third-quarter earnings and full-year outlook announced earlier this month.

Norwegian cruise line

  • Investor meeting at 10 a.m. ET

Cramer said he expects Norwegian to perform better than rival Carnival, which faced higher costs in its latest quarter, but it’s unclear whether that will be enough to help Norwegian’s actions.

Friday: Tilray Brands

  • First Quarter 2023 Earnings Release at 7:00 a.m. ET; conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET
  • Projected loss: loss of 5 cents per share
  • Projected revenue: $169 million

He predicted the company would make a “bold” statement on cannabis legalization and said he wondered if it might be a great speculative stock to own during the Biden administration.

Disclosure: Cramer’s Charitable Trust owns stock in Constellation Brands.

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Overabundant Send: Notes on Northwest Foods, Hop Harvesting, and Oregon’s Oldest Beer https://english-daily.com/overabundant-send-notes-on-northwest-foods-hop-harvesting-and-oregons-oldest-beer/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 13:01:35 +0000 https://english-daily.com/overabundant-send-notes-on-northwest-foods-hop-harvesting-and-oregons-oldest-beer/

Editor’s note: The OPB Video Series”overabundantexplores the stories behind Pacific Northwest foods. We are now applying the same guiding principles to a new platform: email. We tapped food writer Heather Arndt Anderson, a Portland-based food historian and botanist, to highlight different aspects of the region’s food ecosystem each week. Read below to get a taste of Friday’s newsletter, where Arndt Anderson explores the history of hops and beer in the North West.

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Aw, nuts: Oregon hazelnuts drive prices down. It was a perfect storm of unfortunate events for Oregon hazelnut growers. This year’s harvest has been good to excellent, but Turkey (the world’s largest hazelnut producer) has had an incredible year for hazelnuts, flooding the global market with a 20% increase in supply and a drop in price. . But look on the bright side, filbert fans: shipping complications in China (a big consumer of Oregon hazelnuts) mean more of our local product stays put.

Backyard hens are looking pretty damn weird right now. If you leave your backyard hens on a natural laying cycle rather than keeping lights in their coop, you’ve probably noticed that they start to slow on eggs at this time of year when the hours of light slowly diminish towards winter. Some hens take this opportunity to drop their old feathers or moult, as they can use this egg energy to grow fresh feathers instead. If you keep chickens, now is a good time to give them some extra protein, or if you’re a home brewer, you can give them your spent grains.

More seaweed farms could be on the horizon. Tom Banse reports that the Pacific Northwest could soon see a huge jump in the number of seaweed farms – double or even triple the current number if permits go smoothly. Like growing mussels and oysters, growing kelp can improve water quality. According to a 2019 study published in PLOS ONE, shellfish and algae aquaculture can deacidify seawater, increase habitat for aquatic organisms and ultimately benefit fish stocks.

You must love a harvest festival – a time to celebrate bounty and revel in (super)abundance. The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival took place a few weeks ago, and the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot is fast approaching. Mt. Angel residents may have packed their Oktoberfest attire for the year, but here in the Pacific Northwest, the hop harvest is just getting started. Today, Oregon and Washington produce more hops than anywhere else in the world. Heck, you probably have a neighbor who grows some, if they’re not in your own yard.

People picking hops in an image of unknown origins. Hops have been grown in the Willamette Valley for over a century.

Unknown / Volgagermansportland

Although we always tend to associate hops with the Germans, the history of growing and harvesting hops in the Willamette Valley is intertwined with the stories of multicultural laborers who helped grow and harvest the plants. Harvesting hops is treacherous work – the vines (known as hop vines) are covered in tiny thorns that look like velcro of razor wire – and it all has to be done at the same time as the hops ripen. , before the rains spoil the harvest. Prior to the mid-20th century, finding enough labor was always a challenge, and farmers typically turned to seasonal help to complete the task.

Lots of hands make light work, but machines make it even lighter

In September 1928, The Oregonian reported that the Willamette Valley had between 35,000 and 40,000 hop pickers in the fields. Chinese, Japanese, Mexican and indigenous laborers worked alongside white pickers to rush the cones into split trucks, dry them before they were shipped around the world and eventually became beer.

In her excellent documentary Bitter Harvest, filmmaker Ivy Lin chronicles the struggles Chinese hop workers faced while farming the Willamette Valley at the turn of the 20th century. Chinese hop pickers received only 80 cents for every dollar earned by white pickers, and due to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, Chinese farmers were not allowed to own property, relying instead on renting of land to grow hops. For more on how Chinese hop workers helped secure Oregon’s place as a beer mecca, read Putsata Reang’s essay (which accompanies Lin’s film) in Oregon Humanities.

People working in a hop farm.

Braceros works in the hop fields of the Pacific Northwest, in an undated image from the Oregon State University archives.

Oregon State University Archives/OPB

During World War II, there was a shortage of agricultural labour, with men and women enlisting in the army or taking better paying jobs in factories. Then-President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which imprisoned more than 125,000 Japanese Americans, including the 4,000 sent from Oregon to the Minidoka War Relocation Center in Idaho. The Bracero program, a labor agreement between the United States and Mexico in 1942, brought in contract workers from Mexico to take up some of the slack. The program ended in 1964, but by the 1950s (a decade before the Bracero program ended), hops were mostly harvested by machines.

Why do we grow so many hops here anyway?

Hops growing on a garage.

Side by side images of growing hops.

Heather Arndt Anderson/OPB

It bears repeating that Oregon’s geographic position at (roughly) the 45th parallel, our Mediterranean climate, abundant rainfall, and volcanic soils mean that we can grow many wonderful things to eat and drink. When it comes to beer specifically, we have water, wheat and hops to make it shine. In many ways, beer is a perfect symbol of all that our state has to offer.

In 1805, on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, their hunter John Collins brewed Oregon’s first beer when the camas patties they had purchased on the Columbia began to ferment. (The Corps reported that paired with their breakfast of fish and dog meat, they enjoyed “great beer…which was very good.” Oregon is home to many of the nation’s oldest microbreweries (and our non-alcoholic craft beer and seltzer hop scene is currently thriving), but homebrewing has a long history here too.FH Steinbart in Portland is America’s oldest homebrewing supply store – they even have a had the audacity to open during Prohibition (in Oregon, the dry laws went into effect in 1915), which fits well with our Wild West reputation.

Hops are perhaps best known as a beer bittering agent, but they are also a natural preservative, helping beer stay clear and not mushy. Although India pale ale (IPA) has been around since the 18th century, Northwest hop varieties like Cascade and Chinook have brought IPAs to their modern zenith. Today’s hop brothers sent beer on an ever-upward journey up the IBU mountain, much like how chileheads are always on the lookout for more Scovilles.

Recipe: Cheese-Beer Bread

Sliced ​​bread with butter on it.

Cheese and beer bread.

Heather Arndt Anderson/OPB

What better way to enjoy a crunchy beer than with a slice of warm, cheesy beer bread? You can use any beer you have for this recipe, but we like the flavor of a malty, malty Weissbier here, which balances well with strong cheese.

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 12 ounces of beer
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil or melted butter
  • ½ cup grated or diced cheese (old cheddar works well here)

Instructions

  1. Place a rack in the middle of your oven, preheat to 350 degrees and grease a loaf pan. (You can add a strip of parchment in the center if gluing is a problem!)
  2. Whisk together flours, baking powder, sugar, salt and pepper in a medium mixing bowl. Pour in the beer and oil or melted butter and mix until combined, then stir in the cheese.
  3. Scrape the thick batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50-60 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean), then run a knife along the edge of the bread to dislodge it. Carefully unmold onto a wire rack and let cool for 20 minutes before slicing.
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European stock futures rose; UK GDP Grows in Second Quarter By Investing.com https://english-daily.com/european-stock-futures-rose-uk-gdp-grows-in-second-quarter-by-investing-com/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 05:51:00 +0000 https://english-daily.com/european-stock-futures-rose-uk-gdp-grows-in-second-quarter-by-investing-com/

© Reuters.

By Peter Nurse

Investing.com – European stock markets are set to open slightly higher on Friday, helped by stronger-than-expected UK growth, but gains are likely to be limited given lingering concerns of weaker growth as central banks raise benchmarks. interest rates as geopolitical risks remain.

As of 02:00 ET (06:00 GMT), the Germany contract was trading up 0.2%, France up 0.1% and the UK contract up 0.1%.

Major Wall Street indexes closed sharply lower on Thursday, dragging Asian stocks lower early Friday, with the Japanese index down 2%, and Europe is expected to follow suit.

The weakness in the United States stems from concerns that it will continue to fight aggressively against , with the weekly figure showing that the US labor market remains resilient, giving policymakers the green light to continue tightening monetary policy.

Back in Europe, Thursday’s hot print suggests it will need to get more aggressive if it is to get inflation under control at historic levels.

However, stock markets received a boost after rising 0.2% quarter-on-quarter in the second quarter, up 4.4% year on year, surprising on the upside.

There are more economic data releases to study on Friday, including and especially the September figure, which could rise nearly 10% on an annual basis.

Official data from China earlier today showed unexpected growth in September, breaking two consecutive months of declines, but a separate private survey painted a very different picture, with the country’s manufacturing PMI falling to 48.1 in September against 49.5 the previous month. .

Separately, Russian President Vladimir Putin is due to hold a Kremlin ceremony on Friday annexing the four regions of Ukraine that recently voted to join Russia in referendums condemned by Ukraine and the West.

The United States and the European Union are set to impose additional sanctions on Russia for the move, and EU energy ministers are due to meet later Friday to discuss their options.

Oil prices traded largely flat on Friday but are heading for the first quarterly decline in two years on lingering fears of a global economic slowdown as central banks dramatically tighten monetary policy to combat the ‘inflation.

Next week will see the latest meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies, collectively called OPEC+, amid speculation the group will agree to cut crude production to support lower prices.

As of 2:00 a.m. ET, futures were trading slightly higher at $81.25 a barrel, while the contract rose 0.1% to $87.22.

Both benchmarks are on track to rise about 2% for the week, their first weekly gain since August, after hitting nine-month lows earlier in the week. However, they are also expected to fall around 10% this month, the fourth consecutive losing month, and losses for the quarter amount to around 23%.

Additionally, it was up 0.4% at $1,675.65 an ounce as it traded up 0.1% at 0.9823.

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Day’s Jewelers promotes Lévesque to VP of Marketing – JCK https://english-daily.com/days-jewelers-promotes-levesque-to-vp-of-marketing-jck/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 14:13:10 +0000 https://english-daily.com/days-jewelers-promotes-levesque-to-vp-of-marketing-jck/

Nikia Levesque (pictured) has been promoted to vice president of marketing for Waterville, Maine-based chain Day’s Jewelers.

Levesque was previously chief marketing officer for the eight-store chain, which has stores in Maine and New Hampshire.

Lévesque has worked for Day’s Jewelers since he was a teenager. She began her career as a service specialist at the company’s location in Waterville. Since then, she has worked as a sales associate at Day’s Jewelers’ Waterville and Augusta, Maine, and at her corporate office as a merchandising intern, marketing coordinator, and most recently, director of marketing.

Levesque holds a bachelor’s degree in international business and logistics from the Maine Maritime Academy.

“I entered the jewelry industry and Day’s Jewelers when I was just 16 and developed a real passion for the industry and a love for this company and our employees,” Levesque said in a statement. “I am excited and determined to lead our marketing team into the future.”

In his new position, Lévesque will provide leadership, orientation and career development training to the entire Day’s Jewelers marketing team. She will also oversee Day’s website and e-commerce division, and serve on the company’s board of directors.

Levesque takes over from former Day’s owner Jeff Corey. Corey will remain on the company’s board of directors.

Corey and his wife Kathy bought Day’s in 1988 and owned the business until November 2021, when they transferred ownership of the business to Day employees under a stock ownership plan employee (ESOP).

The company is currently run by Joseph, the son of Jeff and Kathy.

“I first met Nikia when I was 16 at a mutual friend’s graduation ceremony,” Jeff Corey said in a statement. “I knew straight away that she belonged to the Day team. Retirement will be much easier for me knowing that our marketing department is in good hands.

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Live news: Bankers tell Kwarteng better communication will calm markets https://english-daily.com/live-news-bankers-tell-kwarteng-better-communication-will-calm-markets/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 13:48:38 +0000 https://english-daily.com/live-news-bankers-tell-kwarteng-better-communication-will-calm-markets/

The renminbi’s offshore exchange rate fell to a record low on Wednesday, putting further pressure on China’s central bank to intervene directly to support the country’s currency.

The offshore rate fell 0.7% to 7.2281 Rmb against the dollar, the lowest on record since Hong Kong clearing banks were first allowed to open renminbi accounts freely in 2010.

Meanwhile, the more tightly regulated onshore rate also fell 0.7% to 7.225 Rmb. The decline sent the onshore rate down 13.6% year-to-date, underscoring the impact of widening policy divergence between a dovish China seeking to support growth and a hawkish US Federal Reserve.

Measures taken by the People’s Bank of China have so far failed to deploy large foreign exchange reserves, relying instead on indirect measures to discourage betting on further declines and slow the pace of the depreciation.

On Monday, the central bank introduced new measures, effectively making it more expensive to short sell the currency.

The offshore renminbi, introduced to facilitate greater international use of the Chinese currency, is not subject to the dollar trading band of the onshore rate, which limits movement to 2% in either direction from a point median fixed each morning by the central bank.

However, following a sell-off in 2015 spurred by a one-off devaluation, Chinese authorities limited liquidity in the Hong Kong market and the offshore renminbi has since tracked the onshore rate closely.

“Since there is little the PBoC can do to change the fundamental forces driving the dollar’s gains, attempts to reverse market trends would likely fail, undermining its credibility,” Wei He said. , analyst at Gavekal Dragonomics.

“The best thing is probably to let the current trend play out, while limiting volatility and waiting for the inevitable reversal in direction.”

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Kelowna Fire Department renews dispatch contracts worth nearly $2.3 million – Kelowna News https://english-daily.com/kelowna-fire-department-renews-dispatch-contracts-worth-nearly-2-3-million-kelowna-news/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 19:11:00 +0000 https://english-daily.com/kelowna-fire-department-renews-dispatch-contracts-worth-nearly-2-3-million-kelowna-news/

KFD renews shipment

The Kelowna Fire Department will continue to provide dispatch services for three outside governments.

The fire department has renewed agreements with the City of Vernon, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary and the Okanagan Indian Band to provide these services for the next five years.

Fire Chief Travis Whiting said the agreements replace previous five-year contracts that are due to expire at the end of the year.

The fire department will receive $2.285 million from the three governments over the term of the agreements, which expire at the end of 2027.

Vernon will pay $1.318 million, RDKB $863,000 and OKIB $104,000 over five years.

The department also renewed agreements to provide both dispatch and regional rescue service, including high-rise, ice and swift-water rescue, to the Central Okanagan Regional District.

The Kelowna Fire Department provides dispatch services for several Southern Interior cities and regional districts.

With the implementation of Next Generation 911 (NG911) on the horizon Whiting, in response to a question from Coun. Gail Given said the department was working on the eventual transition to the new system.

“There is going to be a significant investment required over the next few years when NG911 finally lands. However, we are in very good financial health under our capital replacement program, so we have already forecasted these costs over the next 10 next few years and we don’t see any additional impact,” Whiting said.

“That’s one of the things we’re pretty proud of with our center is that we made sure we put money aside and stayed ahead of the forecasted demand for NG911.”

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