Government draws up plans to run Liberty Steel as concerns grow over GFG

first_imgLiberty Steel is currently run by GFG Alliance, owned by tycoon Sanjeev Gupta, which is embroiled in the Greensill Capital scandal.  whatsapp Now the government is considering stepping in and using public funds to maintain production akin to support granted to British Steel in 2019, according to the Financial Times.  whatsapp Saturday 20 March 2021 8:49 am A court filing revealed Greensil had around $5bn of exposure to Gupta’s company, which is Britain’s third-biggest steel company. There are worries that Greensill could have a charge on the Liberty assets and therefore taxpayer money.  More From Our Partners Fort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com Share Gupta’s GFG Alliance, which owns Liberty, has been looking for new financing since the collapse of lender Greensill in March. (Getty Images) Also Read: Government draws up plans to run Liberty Steel as concerns of GFG collapse grow Gupta’s GFG Alliance, which owns Liberty, has been looking for new financing since the collapse of lender Greensill in March. (Getty Images) In May 2019, British Steel was forced into compulsory liquidation and was passed to the Official Receiver, an employee of the government agency, the Insolvency Service. It was then sold to Chinese steel group Jingye last March but the intervention cost taxpayers nearly £600m.  Gupta’s GFG Alliance, which owns Liberty, has been looking for new financing since the collapse of lender Greensill in March. (Getty Images) Also Read: Government draws up plans to run Liberty Steel as concerns of GFG collapse grow center_img Angharad Carrick The boutique bank, advised by former PM David Cameron, was among GFG’s biggest lenders but its insolvency has left the company scrambling to find new financing.  GFG reportedly said in a letter last month that if Greensill stopped providing it with working capital it would collapse. Last week Gupta told colleagues he was seeking a standstill deal with Grant Thornton, Greensill’s administrators, over the money that GFG owed the bank. Show Comments ▼ The government is bracing for the collapse of GFG Alliance by drawing up plans to run Liberty Steel using public money.  Government officials told the FT no decision would be made unless and until GFG collapsed.  Government draws up plans to run Liberty Steel as concerns of GFG collapse grow Gupta’s GFG Alliance, which owns Liberty, has been looking for new financing since the collapse of lender Greensill in March. (Getty Images) Also Read: Government draws up plans to run Liberty Steel as concerns of GFG collapse grow Concerns are rising over Liberty, which employs 5,000 workers across 12 sites in the UK. The government are particularly worried given the sites are in marginal constituencies, including Hartlepool where there will be a by-election in May. last_img read more

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News / Asia-Europe shipping rates on the up, but it’s too early to talk of a recovery

first_imgdhl09 bremer hafen 00 By Mike Wackett 17/03/2017 Long-term contract rates agreed over the past three months between major ports in China and North Europe have soared by 64%, according to container freight rate benchmarking platform Xeneta.Xeneta’s calculation is based on the average market prices – June 2017 compared with June 2016 – of more than 1,500 contracted rates populating its platform for this corridor.However, despite the spike in contract rates, Xeneta says it is still too early to talk of a sustained recovery in the trade, given the continued weak fundamentals of overcapacity and weak demand – expected to be exacerbated by the launch of new alliances next month, which could trigger a new rate war.Alphaliner reported this week that the total weekly capacity offered by the 2M+HMM, Ocean and THE alliances between Asia and North Europe next month will increase by 9.6% to some 258,000 teu.Much of the increase will come from the 2M+HMM alliance, as Maersk and MSC launch a sixth weekly string and upsize existing loops to 18,000-20,000 teu ultra large container vessels (ULCVs).Anecdotal reports to The Loadstar this week suggest that carrier attempts to hike rates mid-month have failed, one source suggesting carriers were “aggressively offering discounts” for April shipments.Nevertheless, spot rates on the route are still four times higher than 12 months ago, when rates fell through the $200 per teu barrier to record all-time lows.This week’s World Container Index (WCI), assessed by Drewry, recorded a further 4% decline on the Shanghai to Rotterdam component, to $1,580 per 40ft. Despite spot rates of around $2,200 recorded in mid-January, it still represents a massive 346% increase on the same week of 2016.Meanwhile, the transpacific spot rate erosion continued, with the WCI recording an 8% fall in rates to Los Angeles ($1,407 per 40ft), and a 3% decline in rates to New York ($2,884).Notwithstanding that spot rates to the US west and east coasts are still respectively 60% and 51% higher than a year ago, with the contract renewal season now in full swing carriers are becoming concerned about the size of increase they will be able to obtain from large-volume shippers that contract directly with them.One major shipper was said to be aiming for the same $850 per 40ft Asia-US west coast rate it achieved in 2016 –  its carriers are optimistic of winning at least a 10% increase.Drewry cautioned today that the “market remained volatile” on both the Asia-Europe and transpacific trades.Patrik Berglund, chief executive of Xeneta, agreed. He told The Loadstar: “It’s a complete mess these days, to be honest – the market changes rapidly… today I was told that it almost ‘changes by the hour’.”Meanwhile, the jury remains out on the cause of the North Europe-Asia eastbound capacity crunch that has seen carriers turn away bookings, rollover cargo and hike rates to levels above those of the headhaul trade.This week, for example, K Line increased its FAK rates for 1 April from North Europe base ports (excluding UK) to Asia to $1,500 per 20ft and $1,600 per 40ft.The majority of analysts have attributed the capacity shortage on the Europe-Asia backhaul to the blanking of westbound sailings around the Chinese New Year factory shutdown. Several carriers have also suggested that demand for space has been much higher than usual.However, Lars Jensen, chief executive and partner at SeaIntelligence Consulting, believes the capacity crunch has more to do with the ballasting of ships and repositioning of equipment ahead of the launch of the new alliances.“A large number of ships will be changing into new routings upon arrival in Asia – and this, in general, makes repositioning of equipment back to Asia difficult,” said Mr Jensen, who added that he expected the supply shortage to be temporary.last_img read more

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Watch: The absolutely tire-obliterating hoonfest that is Gymkhana 10

first_img RELATED TAGSFordNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS See More Videos Take a walk around the 914-hp Hoonitruck with Ken BlockFilming and a crap-load of tire smoke takes K. Block and the The Hoonigans crew to Sweden (Luleå), Michigan (Detroit), Mexico (Guanajuato), California (Los Angeles) – where the mad bastards send ‘The Cossie’ out without tires! – and a section of Route 66 in Shamrock, Texas.Were that not enough, there’s also a bastion of special guests, 16-year old Nordic RX Champion, Oliver Solberg – son of former World Rally Champion and World Rallycross Champion, Petter – and former X-Games gold medal winner Travis Pastrana. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 A screenshot form Gymkhana 10.  Screenshot / YouTube ‘Go big or go home’ was never more applicable for the Gymkhana series than it is with number 10. Find a deep seat for the next 19 minutes. And so the time has come. “Gymkhana 10” is now finally available on YouTube, and it features quite a few surprises from the Drift King in the series’ 10th birthday celebration.Well, for those of you who didn’t catch up with ‘Gymkhana Files’ on Amazon Prime, at least…For starters, Gymkhana 10 doesn’t just focus on one car or one location. Trending in Canada Trending Videos In fact, in addition to the 914-horsepower Ecoboost V6-powered ‘Hoonitruck’ that stars in it, the ‘Ultimate Tire-Slaying Tour’ incorporates five of Ken Block’s other tire-dismantlers, and films them in five different locations.The 1,400-horsepower twin-turbo all-wheel drive Hoonicorn from Gymkhana 7 makes its return – as we suspected it might – as does the 2017 650-hp Focus RS RX rallycar from Gymkahana NINE. These are joined by a 2018 380-hp M-Sport Ford Fiesta World Rally Championship car; and a 1991 Ford Escort RS, the “brand-new” replacement to the ’93 Ford Escort RS Cosworth Group A Block used to compete on selected American Rally Association (ARX) events earlier this year that, sadly, burnt to a crisp after an accident on the New England Forest Rally.Featuring a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder, the ’91 Escort pushes an impressive 645 hp and 715 Nm (527 lb-ft) of torque.RELATED Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. advertisement Ten things you didn’t know about Ken Block’s ‘Gymkhana’ series ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

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Youth Ministry Launches Poster Competition on International Youth Day

first_imgYouth Ministry Launches Poster Competition on International Youth Day CultureAugust 12, 2014Written by: Ministry of Youth & Culture RelatedThousands Celebrate at Grand Gala FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedCulture Ministry Wants Greater Recognition for Maroons RelatedThousands Turn Out for St. James Independence Day Civic Ceremonycenter_img Story HighlightsThe Ministry of Youth and Culture will commemorate International Youth Day 2014 (IYD) with the launch of its poster competition entitled: “Mental Health Matters”. The competition, which is being promoted through the Youth Information Centres (YICs), will highlight the importance of mental health among young people.International Youth Day is celebrated around the world on August 12 each year and this year’s theme is “Youth and Mental Health”. The Ministry of Youth and Culture will commemorate International Youth Day 2014 (IYD) with the launch of its poster competition entitled: “Mental Health Matters”.  The competition, which is being promoted through the Youth Information Centres (YICs), will highlight the importance of mental health among young people.International Youth Day is celebrated around the world on August 12 each year and this year’s theme is “Youth and Mental Health”.The winner of the poster competition will receive a cash prize of $15,000 courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of New Kingston and will have his/her poster displayed on the website and social media pages of the National Centre for Youth Development — the youth division of the Ministry of Youth and Culture.Director of Youth Programmes at the Ministry, Takisha Sten-Barnes said the poster competition would “raise awareness of the important mental health challenges that some youth endure and provide an outlet for those who have been stigmatized or discriminated against to speak up and speak out about their experiences.”Ms. Barnes said youth across the island looked forward to the annual celebration of IYD because it recognizes the important contribution of young people to the process of development.The Ministry will also conduct Youth Empowerment Seminars in the parishes of St. Catherine and St. James to mark International Youth Day.Following the seminars, participants will be required to participate in a four day training workshop which will explore a holistic approach towards the development of self, mind and body. The workshop will be conducted by the international non-profit, the Art of Living.The global observance of International Youth Day this year is intended to raise awareness of mental health conditions, as well as highlight the experiences of brave, young individuals who have chosen to speak out about these issues. The objective is to overcome stigma and discrimination and ensure that young people with mental health conditions can lead full and healthy lives free from isolation and unnecessary shame. Advertisementslast_img read more

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Qualcomm president steps down

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 25 AUG 2017 Previous ArticleOmantel acquires Zain stake for $846MNext ArticleSky UK begins mobile/media bundling Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more Tags KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move Home Qualcomm president steps down Qualcomm said its president, Derek Aberle (pictured), who had a major role in dealing with the company’s ongoing legal spat with Apple, decided to leave the company after 17 years.“Under his talented leadership, the QTL [Qualcomm Technology Licensing] division has significantly grown in both revenue and profit, established its 4G licensing programme and enabled significant competition across the industry. I believe the company is well positioned to build on Derek’s record of success and continue to deliver solid results in the future,” said Steve Mollenkopf, CEO.Qualcomm has been involved in a bitter row with Apple over royalties, licensing and patents. Disputes between the two have resulted in a number of lawsuits, and ongoing action by the iPhone maker’s manufacturing partners – which are withholding royalty payments from Qualcomm.Aberle, whose departure is effective as of 31 December, had a major role to play in this as he was heading the licensing unit.The company said as part of its transition plan, EVP and QTL president Alex Rogers, who has run QTL since March 2016 and is a member of Qualcomm’s Executive Committee, will report directly to Mollenkopf.Qualcomm said Rogers helped conclude key licensing agreements in China, had been involved in numerous IP and regulatory matters, and launched new teams within QTL focused on technology, product strategy, compliance and relationship management. Relatedcenter_img Saleha Riaz AppleDerek AberleQualcomm Author Featured Content Mobile Mix: AI, Android and open RAN Blog: How is chip shortage affecting US?last_img read more

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2020 Super Rugby Tries – Lions

first_img‘ 熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoJapan-based Kiwi player: I hope to never experience this againSA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Shop Bras Online | Search AdsTake a Look at These Bra and Panty SetsShop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Post by SA Rugby magazine ‘ AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo BabbelLearning a new language this year? – This app gets you speaking in just 3 weeksBabbel|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieSA Rugby MagUndo ‘ Posted in Lions, Super Rugby, Top headlines, Tournaments, Uncategorized, Videos Tagged 2020 Super Rugby, Lions, tries, video, Videos 2020 Super Rugby Tries – Lions Video published on March 22, 2020 ‘ ‘ World Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVMaverick coach Eddie Jones has named his Test dream team made up of players he has worked with throughout his illustrious career.SA Rugby MagUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoShop Bras Online | Search AdsBrilliant Bra and Panty Sets (take a look)Shop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo A look at all of the tries scored by the Lions during the first seven rounds of the 2020 Vodacom Super Rugby season. ‘last_img read more

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Under Plan, Downtown Atlanta Might Have A New Look In 15 Years

first_img Related Stories Imagine downtown Atlanta having 10,000 more trees and being better connected with welcoming spaces. Those are some of the changes outlined in the first draft of the Downtown Atlanta Master Plan that was unveiled Tuesday night.Like us on FacebookIt’s the first time in a decade the city of Atlanta and Central Atlanta Progress, downtown’s development organization, are updating the master plan. It’s basically a guide for zoning and land-use policies in upcoming years.Scott Page, one of the people leading the project, says parts of the plan are more aspirational, like converting main thoroughfares in downtown, from a one-way to a two-way road. Other ideas, like renovating “blah-zas” (plazas), are more manageable.“Those are small initiatives that you can start one street at a time, one plaza at a time, and over time, it adds up to a really substantial change,” Page said.Emma French, a research scientist at Georgia Tech, said she likes how much thought planners have put into the proposal but:“Every single step of the way, we need to make sure we’re not pushing people out who have been living here,” French said.The draft is broken down into six key concepts with 25 recommendations. A final draft will be completed next month and go before the City Council in November. Wednesday night, people were able to mark with circle stickers what recommendations they think are most important.Page said the team met with more than 2,000 people while crafting the proposal and held 125 sessions. For Whom The Bell Rings Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility 0:49 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Share ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more

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Georgia Court: Flipping The Bird In Church Is Protected Speech

first_imgAdd to My List In My List For Whom The Bell Rings Share Georgia’s highest court has reversed the conviction of a man who was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge after he held up his middle finger and shouted at his pastor during a service.Like us on FacebookThe unanimous opinion issued Monday says David Justin Freeman’s behavior amounts to speech protected by the First Amendment.Pastor Jason Berry of 12Stone Church in Flowery Branch, 45 miles northeast of metro Atlanta, asked teachers to stand for recognition during a service in August 2014. The court’s opinion says Freeman, a homeschooling father, stood and raised his middle finger in the air and then began yelling after the pastor finished his prayer.A sheriff’s deputy arrived and Freeman was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Berry testified at trial that Freeman’s actions made him scared for his and his congregation’s safety. Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more

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Glass House Project to improve quality and availability of employment data

first_imgImage credit: Image:123rf The Glass House Project research will be used to expand IEA’s existing database covering employment within the global energy industry. The two parties will also aim to gather practical case studies on how companies, educational institutions, regions and governments are successfully managing the energy transition, skill needs, hiring challenges, and their training approaches to better inform other institutions on how best they can address similar challenges. Have you watched?Addressing the skills gap in the African landscape Laura Cozzi, chief energy modeller at the IEA, said: “IEA’s Sustainable Recovery Special Report found that emissions reductions, economic growth and rise in employment can go hand-in-hand if policies are designed in the right way. Improved tracking of energy employment is key to ensure we move towards net zero while ensuring good quality jobs. We are delighted by this collaboration and Enel Foundation’s support of this work. They bring a deep understanding of sector-specific environments, issues, and trends and an extensive network of companies and academia to validate and improve tracking.” Finance and Policy UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development IEA and the Enel Foundation will expand current methods for collecting energy sector employment data, standardise processes, and develop a coalition of the willing to contribute to the cause to advance the availability, granularity, and quality of the data. Enel Foundation and IEA will conduct research and provide up-to-date energy sector employment data and insights regarding changes within the labour market. BRICS TAGSEnel FoundationIEAjobsskills development Previous articleMIGA issues guarantees of up to $37.1m to AIIF3 in aid of clean powerNext articleLERC approves LEC’s request for an incentive for large power users Nomvuyo Tena RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Have you read?Enel reaches milestone in reducing Chilean coal fleet Generation Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA IEA and the Enel Foundation’s data regarding the number of jobs needed, the number of professionally trained and job opportunities within the energy industry will be leveraged to assess the implications on global economies and businesses in transition. A new programme – Glass House Project – launched by the Enel Foundation and the International Energy Agency (IEA) aims to align the global energy workforce with the accelerating pace of the energy transition and increased investments being made within the clean energy sector as world leaders transition away from fossil-fueled power generation. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector The two organisations aim to support policymakers, companies, and citizens in understanding the near- and medium-term workforce shifts brought about by clean energy transitions. The Glass House Project will focus on the number and types of jobs created and the growing training needs.last_img read more

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Yes, we have bananas, bunches and bunches of bananas!

first_img Yes, we have bananas, bunches and bunches of bananas!March 20, 2018Peoples DefenderNews, Top Stories0 Top Searches Top Searches SportsAdams CountyWest Union PreviousKathryn E SettyNextHappy Birthday Girl Scouts! Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel HomeNewsYes, we have bananas, bunches and bunches of bananas!center_img Powered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Mama’s Deviled EggsNOW PLAYINGBest Carrot Cake EverNOW PLAYINGApple Pie BitesNOW PLAYINGApple Pie Bites With Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGOld Fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast RollsNOW PLAYINGHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersNOW PLAYING5 Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Meatball Appetizer RecipesNOW PLAYINGHomemade Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGCream Cheese Cake Mix CookiesNOW PLAYINGHow to Slice & Mince Vegetables Like a ProNOW PLAYINGPumpkin Cream Cheese BarsNOW PLAYINGHow to Knead DoughNOW PLAYINGHow to Use a Meat ThermometerNOW PLAYINGSlow Cooker/Crock Pot HintsNOW PLAYINGHow to Quarter a ChickenNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Garbage DisposalsNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Stainless Steel SinksNOW PLAYINGHow to Cook Scrambled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel Hard Boiled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Chill a Drink in 2 MinutesNOW PLAYINGHow to Chop an Onion PerfectlyNOW PLAYINGPerfect Bacon Every TimeNOW PLAYINGSweet Alabama PecanbreadNOW PLAYINGParmesan Baked Pork ChopsNOW PLAYINGPrime Rib Roast Au Jus Perfect Every Time! No FailNOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Del Monte Corporation donates to local homeless shelter – By Patricia Beech – When Sharon Harris, Director of the Adams County Homeless Shelter, accepted a donation of fresh fruit from the Del Monte Fresh Fruit Corporation, she thought she was getting a small shipment of bananas.When the Del Monte truck arrived at the shelter Monday morning, Harris was in for a surprise.“We expected a small load of 98 cases, and it turned out to be 43,000 pounds of bananas packed in 968 cases,” Harris said. “I took them all because I wanted to be sure the company knows we will always accept their donations.”Harris says she began calling people to help distribute the fruit.She reached out to local businesses, churches, food pantries, the Wilson’s Childrens Home, the Sheriff’s Office, C103 Radio, and local schools.“Everybody’s on their way here to pick up bananas, thank the Lord,” she said as she organized the give-away effort from her office Monday morning.“This is a great blessing and a great situation,” she said. “It’s given the community a reason to pull together, and it also gets our name out there and gives us an opportunity to reach out to those who have extra resources to help.”Daylene Bentley, the assistant manager at TSC in West Union, said her store was happy to help with the effort by loaning the shelter a forklift to unload the fruit.“It just felt like the right thing to do,” said Bentley. “It really turned into a community event and we were happy to be a part of it.” Bananas, bananas, and more bananas are unloaded in West Union on Monday, a donation coming from the Del Monte Fresh Fruit Corporation.last_img read more

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