Ginsters updates line

first_imgGinsters has refreshed its sandwich range for January, in a bid to offer a more compact and easy-to-manage option to retailers, while maximising choice in-store for consumers. The full portfolio will feature a core range of standard and deep-fill consumer favourites, including BLT, chicken salad, and cheese ploughman’s, supported by a number of special edition options. These will initially include cheddar & bacon, New York deli-style beef, salmon & cucumber and cheddar & chilli jam.Different sandwich styles will also feature in the special edition range: premier, deep-fill, healthier and veggie options.January will also see the addition of two new deep-fill XL sandwiches spicy chicken & Taw Valley cheddar and cheddar & salami. These have been developed following consumer research, which indicated that, while travelling, many wanted a larger portion size.The range will also have a packaging revamp to improve shelf stand-out.last_img read more

Jerry named UF’s new law school dean

first_img Jerry named UF’s new law school dean March 1, 2003 Regular News Jerry named UF’s new law school deancenter_img University of Missouri law Professor Robert Jerry has been named dean of the University of Florida’s Fredric G. Levin College of Law, effective July 1.Jerry succeeds Jon Mills, who will remain on the law faculty and with the college’s Center for Governmental Responsibility, which he directs.“We are very fortunate to have Professor Robert Jerry taking the helm at the Levin College of Law,” UF Provost David Colburn said. “He is a leading scholar in his field, widely respected nationally and former dean at the University of Kansas. He also practiced law for three years before joining the academy. It is this combination of private-sector experience, and national standing as an administrator and scholar that attracted us to Professor Jerry. We believe he offers the Levin College of Law great leadership for the future, and I am delighted that he has accepted our offer.”Jerry said he is excited about his appointment and eager to begin his new responsibilities.“The college has tremendous quality- a strong faculty, a talented and diverse student body, wise administrative leadership, enthusiastic alumni support and wonderful traditions in serving the state and the nation in many different ways,” he said. “All of this has created a strong foundation that gives the college the opportunity to move into the nation’s highest tier of public law schools. That’s what we’re going to work hard to do during these next few years.”Jerry, 49, currently is the Floyd R. Gibson Missouri Endowed Professor of Law at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, where he has been on the faculty since 1998.From 1994 to 1998, he held the Herff chair at the University of Memphis School of Law. He taught at the University of Kansas School of Law from 1981 to 1994, where he also served as dean from 1989 to 1994. His teaching and published books/articles focus on insurance law, contracts, and health-care finance and access.Jerry received his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in 1974 from Indiana State University and his law degree cum laude in 1977 from the University of Michigan. After clerking for Judge George E. MacKinnon in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, he practiced law from 1978 to 1981 with Barnes Hickam Pantzer & Boyd of Indianapolis.last_img read more

U.S. economy grows despite global concerns

first_imgThe U.S. and global economies have engaged in a tug of war, says James Hotchkiss of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago.The U.S. economy is doing well on many fronts, while the disruption in various markets around the globe causes some concern at the Federal Reserve.The tug of war is most evident when comparing monetary policies. The U.S. is one of the few countries trying to raise interest rates right now, says Hotchkiss, assistant vice president and director of quantitative analysis, during the CUNA Economics & Investments Conference in Chicago.“It is really hard to raise interest rates when the rest of the world is easing monetary policy,” says Hotchkiss. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth Want to Talk to Jessica Alba About ‘90210’

first_imgTori Spelling and Jennie Garth haven’t heard from Jessica Alba since her claims about the cast of Beverly Hills, 90210 made headlines — but the former costars invited the actress to join their “9021OMG” rewatch podcast during an exclusive interview with Us Weekly.“I have been friendly with her at, like, events and stuff over the years. She’s super great. I don’t know what happened with that whole thing,” the 47-year-old True Tori alum told Us during a joint interview with Garth, 48, on Thursday, November 5. “But, you know, we kind of joked and it was kind of everywhere that I was like, heartbroken that she said that because her Honest Wipes are what I use on my babies’ butt daily. They’re my favorite ones. And at this point, like, I was kind of bummed that I didn’t get sent any free wipes. I’m just saying. I’m happy to support them, her company, and keep buying them.”- Advertisement – Alba, 39, made headlines last month when she claimed she couldn’t “make eye contact” with any of the actors during her two-episode arc on 90210 in 1998. “It was like, ‘You’re not allowed to make eye contact with any one of the cast members or you’ll be thrown off the set,’” Alba claimed on Hot Ones.Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth Invite Jessica Alba on 9012OMG PodcastTori Spelling and Jennie Garth Frank Micelotta/Fox/Picturegroup/ShutterstockGarth, who noted she doesn’t know Alba well, said she and Spelling “have” to have the Dark Angel star on their podcast, which debuts on Monday, November 9.“Oh my God, yeah. Because I want to like go through her memory of how it all played out. Because I’m curious!” Spelling told Us. “I’m sure there’s a valid story there. We don’t believe it’s something she made up. She was a young girl. And probably someone in passing said this to her, which is heartbreaking to us. So, we would love to talk to her about it.”- Advertisement – “I think maybe she would be on our own by now,” the What I Like About You alum said. “She would definitely choose herself again.”Spelling, meanwhile, was more confident about Donna’s happily ever after with David (Brian Austin Green).“I’m gonna go with yes. And they have a gaggle of kids. Oh, that’s my real life,” she quipped. “I mean between the two of us, Brian and I have a lot of kids so yeah, I think Donna and David would have a lot of kids and be happily married.”Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth Invite Jessica Alba on 9012OMG PodcastJessica Alba PIERRE VILLARD/SIPA/ShutterstockGarth went on to admit she remembers less than “90 percent” of the series.“It’ll be fun to start from the very beginning, the pilot episode,” she told Us. “And you know, we’ve got like 10 years’ worth of episodes to work through, that’s gonna be a while.”Spelling added, “We have everything that happened off camera as well that we’ll get into fun details. That’s the cool perspective, people got to see us on camera, but we were actually, you know, friends in real life behind-the-scenes. So, it’ll be cool to kind of merge those worlds and let [our fans] in on it.”Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news! Garth and Spelling, who played Kelly Taylor and Donna Martin on Beverly Hills, 90210, respectively, for all 10 seasons, told Us that there’s an open invite to the show’s guest stars to appear on “9021OMG.”Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth Invite Jessica Alba on 9012OMG PodcastiHeartRadio“There’s so many people that have gone on to be like uber-famous that you know, we’re on this show, so we would love to kind of get them back on,” the sTORI Telling author said. “Jen and I had so many boyfriends on that show over the years. We want to have all our boyfriends on.”Garth agreed, but when asked if Kelly ended up with Brandon Walsh (Jason Priestley) or Dylan McKay (Luke Perry), she told Us she thinks her character is flying solo in 2020.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Shipment of Chinese hair goods seized by US officials suspecting forced labor

first_img Topics : The CBP order dated June 17 called for the detention of goods made by Xinjiang’s Lop County Meixin Hair Product Co.The importers of the detained shipments must prove the merchandise was not produced with forced labor or export it elsewhere, the agency said.”The use of forced labor is not just a serious human rights issue, but also brings about unfair competition in our global supply chains,” said Brenda Smith, executive assistant commissioner of the CBP’s Office of Trade, in a statement accompanying the June order.The autonomous Xinjiang region in northwest China is home to a large population of Muslim Uighur people, an ethnic minority who speak a Turkic language and face repression from the Chinese government. The United Nations has said it has credible reports that 1 million Muslims have been detained in camps in the region.China denies mistreatment of the Uighurs and says the camps are vocational training centers needed to fight extremism.A spokesperson for the Chinese embassy in the United States said in an email that the suspicions of forced labor were an effort to bring down Chinese business.”The lawful labor rights and interests of the Chinese citizens of all ethnic groups, including those in Xinjiang, are protected by law,” the spokesperson said.”The accusation of ‘forced labor’ in Xinjiang is both false and malicious.”The CBP has been criticized for not enforcing US law against forced labor imports enough, and critics say the agency’s forced labor division is understaffed and underfunded.A CBP spokesman told the Thomson Reuters Foundation that the agency has been working to develop and expand the division, and that the number of forced labor investigations was rising.In October, the CBP said had blocked imports suspected to have been made with forced labor from five countries, including clothing from China and diamonds from Zimbabwe.The number of forced labor prosecutions is low, so the CBP’s orders to halt imports are a powerful tool, said Martina Vandenberg, head of the Washington-based Human Trafficking Legal Center.”Criminal justice remedies have failed,” she said. “Advocates are looking for more innovative and creative tools to combat forced labor in supply chains.”There were just 939 labor trafficking prosecutions around the world in 2019, according to the US State Department’s most recent Trafficking in Persons Report.The CBP can issue a “withhold release order” when it believes goods were made by forced labor, and it has issued 16 of them since March 2016.The CBP said the blocked imports from Xinjiang, which included long hair extensions, weighed 13 tons and were held at a port in Newark, New Jersey.Lop County Meixin also could not be reached for comment.Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump signed legislation calling for sanctions on China over its treatment of Uighurs.The State Department separately on Wednesday issued an advisory to caution businesses about supply chain links to Xinjiang.In Britain, lawyers and campaigners are trying to halt imports of cotton goods originating from Xinjiang. center_img The US government on Wednesday said it blocked an $800,000 shipment of hair extensions and accessories from China on suspicions that the products were made with forced labor.The goods were held under a June order against a Xinjiang-based company suspected of using prison labor and forced labor with excessive overtime, withheld wages and restrictions on workers’ movements, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency said.The United States bans the import of goods made entirely or in part by forced labor, whether prison work or bonded or forced child labor.last_img read more