GCA wants your views on supplying the supermarkets

first_imgDo you supply goods to the supermarkets? If so, the Groceries Code Adjudicator wants to hear from you.Adjudicator Christine Tacon is currently seeking responses for the seventh Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) survey, and wants suppliers to say how they think regulated retailers have complied with the Groceries Supply Code of Practice over the past 12 months.“My annual survey allows you to give honest feedback about your experience of how retailers are complying with the Groceries Supply Code of Practice,” she said.“It allows me to collect the most comprehensive set of views on current Code-related issues facing suppliers. Your views are very important, so please be frank when you complete the survey. Your response will help to show the retailers what progress they have made over the past year.”All information provided is treated in strict confidence, she added. Answers are collated and analysed by YouGov and respondents are not identified to the GCA without having given consent.The results will be announced on the GCA website in June.The survey can be completed here.last_img read more

Bob Weir Joins The “Alone & Together” Band At Sweetwater [Watch]

first_imgLast night, very special guest Bob Weir joined the”Alone & Together” band, including Kevin Morby (Woods), Sam Cohen, Eric D. Johnson (of Fruit Bats), Josh Kaufman, and Joe Russo (of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead) for the first of three shows at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, California. While he was only added to the bill hours before showtime, the Grateful Dead guitarist still showed as a surprise guest at the Thursday night show.Weir sat in for a performance of his own “Only A River” and“Lay My Lily Down” from his 2016 acoustic solo album Blue Mountain, in addition to some Grateful Dead classics like “Peggy-O,” “Bird Song,” and “Stella Blue.” You can watch some videos below, posted by Ratdog Tour:Peggy-OLay My Lily Down, Bird Song, Stella BlueThis was only the third time that the band members have played as “Alone & Together,” which they describe to mean “a series wherein some of your favorite singer/songwriters/musicians get together and cover one another, in addition to playing their own songs, choice covers, and surprise jams.”The band will return to the stage tomorrow night in Los Angeles and Sunday in San Francisco.[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Comparing procedure costs impacts patients’ health facility choice

first_imgConsumers who used a health insurance plan’s cost-comparison tool to find out sleep study costs and imaging costs chose medical facilities that charged lower prices for the procedures, according to a Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health study. However, only a small number of the plan members studied used the tool.The Research Letter was published online Oct. 24, 2016, in JAMA Internal Medicine.“Engaging patients with price information will be important to allow patients to better anticipate and plan their medical spending and to achieve a broad impact on health care spending,” wrote the authors, who were led by Anna Sinaiko, research scientist in the Department of Health Policy & Management at Harvard Chan School.Read an Oct. 26, 2016 article on doctorslounge.com: Searching for Price Info Affects Choice of Health Care FacilityRead an Oct. 24, 2016 interview with Sinaiko on Medicalresearch.com: Very Few Patients Take Advantage of Health Care Pricing Tools Read Full Storylast_img read more

Minnesota Muslim Activist Defends His Faith Against Radicalism

first_imgFaithLifestyle Minnesota Muslim Activist Defends His Faith Against Radicalism by: – July 13, 2011 36 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Abdirizak BihiAs part of the Washington Post’s “Under Suspicion” series’ examination of the lives of American Muslims since the Sept. 11 attacks, Eli Saslow has profiled Abdirizak Bihi, whose story is another example of just how complicated those lives and our perceptions of them can be.The Somali-American man is the founder, director and sole employee of a community-based counterterrorism program in Minneapolis. He has testified at the controversial Capitol Hill hearings on Muslim radicalization, and the FBI and the Justice Department rely on his help during investigations of terrorist threats.Meanwhile, he struggles to gain financial support from the politicians who endorse his efforts, and operates with little funding from an area where at least 25 young men, including his 17-year-old nephew, have disappeared to fight for the militant Somali group al-Shabab in the past three years.Many mosques, elected officials and even law enforcement agencies have hesitated to address the radicalization of a small percentage of U.S. Muslims, because the topic itself is so divisive. The focus on homegrown jihad is considered either the next front in the war on terrorism or an Islamophobic witch hunt sure to create more ill will.Bihi describes himself as an observant Muslim who prays daily and fasts during Ramadan. He said it is his responsibility to “save the religion I love from a very small number of extremists.”Officially, Bihi is the director of the Somali Education and Special Advocacy Center, but in truth he is the center, aided only by a Samsung cellphone and a donated desk in the offices of Mo’s Building Maintenance. His program is part of an emerging movement that Washington officials refer to as “CVE,” or “countering violent extremism.” The idea is simple: Inoculate young Muslims against the risks of radicalization by making them feel entrenched and happy in their communities. The execution is much more complex.The Root Sharelast_img read more

Charleston alone in 1st after 68-50 win over William & Mary

first_imgCharleston alone in 1st after 68-50 win over William & Mary February 6, 2020 Associated Press ___Elements of this story were generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comcenter_img Nathan Knight had 28 points and 18 rebounds for the Tribe (16-9, 8-4). It was Knight’s 19th double-double of the season, best in the nation.The Cougars leveled the season series against the Tribe with the win. William & Mary defeated College of Charleston 67-56 on Jan. 11. College of Charleston plays Elon at home on Saturday. William & Mary plays UNC Wilmington on the road on Saturday.___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Brevin Galloway had a career-high 23 points as Charleston topped William & Mary 68-50 on Thursday night and the Cougars took over sole possession of first place in the Colonial Athletic Association.Sam Miller had 13 points for Charleston (15-9, 9-3 Colonial Athletic Conference). Grant Riller added 10 points.William & Mary scored 22 second-half points, a season low for the team.last_img read more