Unstated food ingredients ‘against law’

Posted in jnroxoco on December 18th, 2019

first_img4 March 2013Failure to disclose the ingredients contained in food products constitutes a breach of the Consumer Protection Act (CPA), the National Consumer Commission (NCC) said on Friday.The commission is studying a report which claims that undeclared meat was found in some South African meat products.“Consumers have every right to be informed of the ingredients contained in food products so that they may make informed choices. Failure to do so by any party in the supply chain would constitute a breach of the CPA,” NCC acting commissioner Ebrahim Mohamed in an interview on radio station SAfm.Last week, it was reported that research conducted by a study group at the University of Stellenbosch found the presence of donkey, water buffalo, goat and other undisclosed meat products in certain processed foods available at retail stores in South Africa.Following this, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies asked the NCC to urgently investigate the matter of meat labelling in the country.Mohamed said it was imperative that whatever was put out for human consumption complied with the labelling and disclosure requirements of the CPA.In terms of the CPA, each and every person or supplier within the value chain has a responsibility to ensure that they do not knowingly apply to any goods a trade description that is likely to mislead the consumer.“I would need to read the report by the Stellenbosch group. We may need to check for ourselves whether that is sufficient in terms of what is required for the investigation. We may have to have some tests conducted ourselves to satisfy ourselves,” he said in the radio interview.If indeed there has a breach of law, the commission can adopt an approach that gives a compliance element where it gives companies limited time to comply with the necessary sections of the Act.“Failure to do that could result in the issuing of a compliance notice to compel anyone in the supply chain to comply with the law. If there is non-compliance with the order, the commission can refer the matter to the Consumer Tribunal for a penalty,” the acting commissioner said.The NCC, which is an agency of the Department of Trade and Industry, is charged with enforcing functions assigned to it in terms of the CPA, which aims to establish national norms and standards relating to consumer protection, as well as provide for improved standards of consumer information in the country.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Maran: ‘When you’ve got Nainggolan…’

Posted in tnljfllg on November 30th, 2019

first_imgRolando Maran concedes “it’s an advantage to have a player like” Radja Nainggolan, after Cagliari beat SPAL 2-0 with his stunner. The Sardinians started badly with two straight defeats, but are now unbeaten in six and surged past Roma into fifth place. “The first two rounds were difficult, but we worked hard and I tip my hat to all the lads who put our training into practice,” the Coach told DAZN. “We must continue like this, trying to improve, but also maintaining a balance between defence and attack. We need to stay in the game to the last minute, the last centimetre, and these lads have it in their DNA.” The deadlock was broken by a spectacular Nainggolan chest and volley into the far top corner. “It’s an advantage to have a player like this in the squad, as he can do that. He has extraordinary technique and you feel his influence throughout the match.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

National Hydrographic Office, Dehradun notifies recruitment

Posted in alaojwmw on November 27th, 2019

first_imgNational Hydrographic Office, Dehradun has invited applications for recruitment at the post of Compositor Grade II and Assistant Artist- Retoucher. Interested and eligible candidates can apply. Post details:Total posts: 2 Post names:Compositor Grade II: 1 postAssistant Artist: Retoucher: 1 postEligibility criteria:Educational qualification:Compositor Grade II: Candidates applying for this post are required to have qualified Matriculation examination. Candidates should also have an experience as a compositor in English in a letter press and should be capable enough of giving the prescribed outturn.Assistant Artist (Retoucher): Candidates applying for this post are required to have qualified Matriculation examination. Also, candidates are required to have obtained Diploma/Certificate in Commercial Art, Printing Technology, Lithography, or Litho Art Work that should have been acquired after two years course or training. Or the candidates should have seven years of practical experience as a retoucher in military durvey, survey of India.Age limit:Compositor Grade II: Candidates applying for this post are required to age between 18 and 30 years.Assistant Artist (Retoucher): Candidates applying for this post are required to age between 20 and 35 years.Pay Scale:Compositor Grade II: Rs 5, 200-20, 200 with Grade Pay Rs2, 400 per monthAssistant Artist (Retoucher): Rs 9, 300-34, 800 with Grade Pay Rs4, 200 per monthSelection process:Candidates will be selected on the basis of written test/ interview.How to apply:Candidates are required to send the duly filled application forms to the “The Chief Hydrographer, National Hydrographic Office, 107A Rajpur Road, Dehradun- 248001”. Also, they should attach the photographs (full name written on backside), 2 self addressed stamped (Rs6) envelops of 23X11 cms size and attested copies of age, educational qualifications, caste, proficiency in sports etc along with the applications. advertisementlast_img read more

a month agoLiverpool hero Kuyt: Why Gerrard the best I played with

Posted in qntkvqtv on October 28th, 2019

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool hero Kuyt: Why Gerrard the best I played withby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool player Dirk Kuyt says Steven Gerrard was the best footballer he’d played with.Now a youth coach at Feyenoord, Kuyt will be reunited with Rangers boss Gerrard when the two sides face in the Europa League at Ibrox on Thursday.Speaking in a column on Voetbalnieuws, the Dutchman said: “He was the first player I met at the club and was the first to put me at ease.”Not a man of many words but he shook my hand and said, ‘I hope I will win a lot of prizes with you here’.”In the period that followed, I saw how he took the lead as a leader and what it meant to be a real professional.”So he gave everything that day, not just on Saturday afternoons or Champions League evenings, but from Monday to Friday he led the fight.”And Kuyt added that Gerrard was an “abnormal” talent.”I have been able to play with many big players at Liverpool, with Torres, Suarez, Alonso and Mascherano. In the Dutch national team with Van Persie, Robben and Sneijder.”But in many ways, Gerrard has remained the most special player for me.”He had everything. He could pass over 40 metres, tackle, score, 50 metres back, it was sometimes not normal.”Kuyt also spoke of a story about Gerrard that every young footballer should know.”Every player at our club should look at his winning mentality,” he added.”I remember when I was at Liverpool, towards the end Steven’s career, there was a match when he didn’t even make the 16-man squad.”In the Netherlands, when that happens, it’s always someone else’s fault. Their first reaction is to blame someone.”Do you know what Steven did? He said nothing, he went home and trained harder than I’ve ever seen someone train the next day. That’s what he is all about.” last_img read more

Photos: Former Florida DL Dante Fowler Ran A 4.6 40 Wearing A Gold Watch

Posted in jetevarl on October 27th, 2019

first_imgDante Fowler runs 40 in gold watch.Dante Fowler took the look good, play good mantra to heart at the NFL Combine this morning. The former Florida defensive lineman, a projected first-round pick, ran the 40-yard dash while wearing cheetah cleats and a gold watch. The outfit worked. He ran a 4.6. 260 pounds. 4.61u 40-yard dash. You, Dante Fowler, are a monster. WATCH: http://t.co/WuhH2ZdIad #NFLCombine pic.twitter.com/ZBTZ584nl6— NFL (@nfl) February 22, 2015Wrist game, Dante Fowler. pic.twitter.com/9cAoLqheEH— Lucas Dolengowski (@LDolengowski) February 22, 2015Close up of Dante Fowler’s gold watch pic.twitter.com/UiZTcP0r4I— David Ely (@David_Ely) February 22, 2015That’s a very, very good time for a player who will likely be a defensive end or outside linebacker in the NFL. Well done, Dante.last_img read more

Boeing wont end dispute with Bombardier despite Liberal plan to buy used

Posted in alaojwmw on October 13th, 2019

first_imgOTTAWA – Boeing has weighed in on the Trudeau government’s plan to buy second-hand fighter jets from Australia, saying it respects the decision but has no intention of abandoning its trade dispute with Canadian rival Bombardier.The U.S. aerospace giant was primed to sell 18 of its Super Hornet fighters at an estimated cost of $6 billion to temporarily augment Canada’s fleet of aging CF-18s until they can be replaced.But the Liberals are scrapping that plan over Boeing’s fight with Bombardier and will announce next week its plan to buy used F-18s from Australia — despite having previously expressed reservations about buying old jets.Boeing, noticeably silent in recent weeks as talk of the Australian fighters heated up in Ottawa, finally broke its silence Friday in a carefully worded statement.Citing media reports that the government would choose the used jets, Boeing said it “respects the Canadian government’s decision” and will continue to look for ways to work with Canada.“Although we will not have the opportunity to grow our supply base, industrial partnerships and jobs in Canada the way we would if Canada purchased new Super Hornets,” the company said, “we will continue to look to find productive ways to work together in the future.”But Boeing also made clear that it had no intention of dropping its dispute with Montreal-based Bombardier, which it accuses of having broken trade rules when it sold dozens of C-Series passenger planes to a U.S. airline.“Our commitment to creating a level playing field in aerospace remains,” Boeing said. “We will continue to support all efforts to build an environment of free and fair competition marked by compliance with agreed-upon rules.”The Liberals said in November 2016 that they would buy 18 “interim” Super Hornets to fill a critical shortage of fighter jets until a full competition to replace the entire CF-18 fleet could be held.The government said at the time that the Super Hornet was the only aircraft able to meet its immediate needs and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan rejected suggestions Canada buy second-hand aircraft instead.“Yes, there were options for buying old ones,” Sajjan told the House of Commons on May 29. “No, we do not want to buy used equipment; we want to invest in new planes.”But that was before Boeing complained to the U.S. Commerce Department that Bombardier had sold its C-Series jet liners to Delta Airlines at an “absurdly” low price with assistance from federal government subsidies.Commerce officials have proposed a 300 per cent duty on all C-Series planes imported into the U.S., though the penalties won’t be official pending a separate ruling on whether Bombardier hurt Boeing’s business.European aerospace giant Airbus has since proposed to buy a majority stake in Bombardier’s C-Series commercial planes, in the hopes that it can skirt any duties by building C-Series planes for U.S. customers at its plant in Alabama.— Follow @leeberthiaume on TwitterNote to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version said Airbus was based in Paris.last_img read more

Technology companies lead slide in US stocks Oil rising

Posted in tivdvyll on October 13th, 2019

first_imgU.S. stocks fell in morning trading Friday, adding to modest losses from a day earlier. Losses in technology and health care stocks outweighed gains elsewhere in the market. Energy companies led the gainers as crude oil prices rose on news that OPEC members will elect to cut production. The government said job growth in November fell short of economists’ expectations.KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index fell 20 points, or 0.8 per cent, to 2,676 as of 10:18 a.m. Eastern Time. The Dow Jones Industrials Average dropped 183 points, or 0.8 per cent, to 24,754. The Nasdaq composite slid 77 points, or 1.1 per cent, to 7,109. The Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks slipped 2 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 1,475.The benchmark S&P 500 index is on track to end the week with its third loss in four weeks.ENERGY: Oil prices rose as traders watched developments out of Vienna, where OPEC countries were meeting for a second day. Iraq’s representative there said the cartel agreed to a proposal that will see global oil production reduced by 1.2 million barrels a day.U.S. benchmark crude jumped 4.2 per cent to $53.69 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, gained 4.5 per cent to $62.79 a barrel in London.The pickup in oil prices sent energy stocks higher. Anadarko Petroleum gained 4.7 per cent to $54.TECH SLIDE: A sell-off in technology stocks weighed on the market. Hewlett Packard slumped 6.6 per cent to $14.97.NOT SO PRETTY: Ulta Beauty slid 6.8 per cent to $273 after the cosmetics retailer’s latest quarterly report card exceeded analysts’ expectations, but its earnings outlook disappointed traders.SMOKE THIS: Tobacco company Altria, which makes Marlboro cigarettes, rose 1.8 per cent to $55.38 after announcing a $2.4 billion investment in Cronos Group, a Canadian medical and recreational marijuana company.SOLID QUARTER: Broadcom climbed 4.2 per cent to $236.86 after the technology company reported fiscal fourth-quarter results that topped Wall Street’s forecasts.JOBS REPORT: The Labor Department said U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in November, a slowdown from recent months but enough to suggest that the economy is expanding at a solid pace despite sharp gyrations in the stock market. The unemployment rate remained at 3.7 per cent, nearly a five-decade low, for the third straight month. Average hourly pay rose 3.1% from a year ago, matching the previous month’s figure, which was the best since 2009. The jobs figure was less than many economists forecast, but few saw the report as a sign of a broader slowdown.BOND YIELDS: Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.90 per cent from 2.87 per cent on Thursday.CURRENCIES: The dollar rose to 112.82 yen from 112.65 yen late Thursday. The euro strengthened to $1.1388 from $1.1373.MARKETS OVERSEAS: In Europe, Germany’s DAX climbed 0.9 per cent while the CAC 40 in France added 1.8 per cent. Britain’s FTSE 100 jumped 2.1 per cent. Major indexes in Asia finished mostly higher. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.8 per cent and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.4 per cent. South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.3 per cent. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gave up 0.3 per cent.Alex Veiga, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Fort St Johns Capital Budget to be presented to council Monday

Posted in tnljfllg on October 13th, 2019

first_imgThe Budget also shows that the City has $70.7 million in reserves for both its capital and operating budgets, and has a current debt capacity available of $76.6 million, with a debt servicing capacity of $14.1 million per year.In 2019, the capital budget includes four laning of 100 street up to Northern Lights College for $5.9 million, $5.5 million for renovations at Centennial Park, $2.8 million for the new RCMP building with more money budgeted for that project in 2020 and 2021.  The list of projects in 2019 also includes a fire training centre for $1.5 million and sewage lift station upgrades worth $4 million.  See a full list of projects in the presentation below.City Council will review the Captial Budget before final approval at the Committee of the Whole meeting on January 7. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John City Council will be looking at the 2019-2023 Capital Budget at the next Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday.The capital budget cover projects like roads, sidewalks, buildings and machinery.  This budget is not funded by property taxes, but other revenue streams including the Peace River Agreement with the Province, which will be $24.5 million annually over the next five years; a total of $122.5 million.Over the next five years, the City has budgeted $255.8 million for capital projects.last_img read more

Socceroos legend Tim Cahill hangs up his boots

Posted in bacbbpks on October 12th, 2019

first_imgSydney: Australia’s all-time top goalscorer Tim Cahill announced his retirement on Friday, bringing an end to one of the country’s greatest football careers. The 39-year-old — who scored 50 goals in 108 appearances for the Socceroos and played in four World Cups — said he will not be looking for another contract following the end of his Indian Super League stint with Jamshedpur. The former Everton and Millwall attacker, who retired from international football in November, said he is planning a move into coaching. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh “No, I’m an old man now in football years,” he told Optus Sport television. “I’d love to keep playing, you know 39, had a great stint for six months in India. “But I’m interested in TV, going to start my A (coaching) licence and spend quality time with my family and chill out for a bit. “I’ll take my time in learning more and getting coaching hours in.” Cahill spent 14 years in England with Millwall and Everton, scoring more than 100 goals, before stints in the United States, China and India. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later Born in Sydney to a Samoan mother, he started his international career playing for the Western Samoa under-20s and only became a Socceroo in 2004 after an intense lobbying campaign to world body FIFA. Two years later in Germany, he became the first Australian to net a goal at a World Cup, going on to score in the 2010 and 2014 tournaments as well. Cahill, whose career was characterised by an indefatigable work rate and huge determination, played for Australia at the 2018 World Cup before retiring from the international game. He bid an emotional farewell to his home fans in Sydney when he was brought on in the final few minutes for his 108th and last appearance against Lebanon in November. “It was amazing to play in four big continents,” Cahill said. “I had a great career and I’m really thankful.”last_img read more

Trinamool candidate Nusrat Jahan files nomination

Posted in rbiazxks on October 12th, 2019

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress celebrity candidate Nusrat Jahan on Monday filed her nomination for the Basirhat parliamentary constituency in West Bengal. Accompanied by a large number of Trinamool activists, the 28-year-old Bengali film actress, filed her nomination at the District administrative office in North 24 Parganas. Basirhat will go for the polls in the seventh phase on May 19. Nusrat Jahan and Mimi Chakraborty (fighting from the Jadavpur constituency) are two new additions to the party’s list of celebrity candidates, which also includes MPs Dev Adhikari, Moon Moon Sen and Satabdi Roy.last_img read more