McDonald’s Purchase $34M of Indiana’s Agricultural Products

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News McDonald’s Purchase $34M of Indiana’s Agricultural Products McDonald’s Purchase $34M of Indiana’s Agricultural Products By Ashley Davenport – Aug 27, 2019 SHARE McDonald’s serves more than 25 million people each day in its 14,000 U.S. restaurants. Approximately $34 million of their total purchases in 2018 were to local farmers, growers, and producers in Indiana.“The McDonald’s system is an important business partner and commodity purchaser of more than $34 million in raw product from the agricultural industry in Indiana,” said Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch. “The support of great companies like the McDonald’s system, allows our local farmers to thrive while helping to feed millions of people across the country.”Breaking it down by numbers, the McDonald’s system bought more than 221.8 million pounds of corn, 20.4 million pounds of soybeans, and 4.5 million gallons of milk from the Hoosier state. They also purchased eggs, flour, pork, soybean oil and sugar.“To say McDonald’s support of agriculture is significant would be an understatement,” said Bruce Kettler, Indiana Department of Agriculture Director. “They continue to be an important partner, not only as a large purchaser of Indiana’s agricultural products, but also as a connection point between farmers and consumers.” Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleAFBF Reports Slowed Growth in H-2A ProgramNext articleNorthey Says Over $1B in MFP Payments Already Out Ashley Davenportlast_img read more

Former garda abused disabled young boys

first_imgNewsLocal NewsFormer garda abused disabled young boysBy admin – December 31, 2012 1009 Twitter WhatsApp Print Linkedin Previous articleAirport strike unlikelyNext articleLimerick home helps welcome cut reversal admincenter_img Facebook Advertisement Email A FORMER Garda and scout master abused young boys when he was in charge of a special scout troop for disabled children, Limerick Circuit Court has been told. John Joseph (Jack) Dunne, formerly based at Pearse Street Garda Station in Dublin pleaded guilty to 14 counts of indecent assault on young boys in Dublin on dates unknown between 1963 and 1969.The court heard that two of Dunne’s victims were polio sufferers whom he contacted through his work with a group of disabled scouts.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The now 82-year-old, who lives at Cannon Breen Park, Thomondgate, Limerick, indecently assaulted two of his victims at Pearse Street Garda Station, where he worked as Juvenile Liason Officer, while other indecent assaults took place at scout camps in Dublin and Waterford, and in his car after he dropped the boys home from scout meetings.In his evidence Sargent Martin Philips from the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Harcourt Square, Dublin, said Dunne resigned from the force in 1976 when he was the subject of allegation of indecency but no charges were brought.A native of Limerick city, Dunne was a Scout Master from 1953 to 1976 and involved with a special group for disabled children at a scout hall near Pearse Street which was then known as Westland Row.Judge Carroll Moran was told the sexual abuse first came to light after the publication of the Ryan Report in 2009 when one of Dunne’s victim’s contacted gardai.In his victim impact statement, the now 58-year-old, who contracted polio when he was six months old, recalled how he met Dunne while on a train to Knock with the Polio Fellowship of Ireland.He said the former Garda was the scout leader with a group of disabled scouts from Dublin and he invited the ten-year-old to join the troop when they got back to Dublin.The victim, who is confined to a wheelchair for the past four years, said he was first abused during an overnight stay in the scout den, when Dunne put his hand down his pyjamas and started touching his private parts.The victim also recalled incidents of abuse where he was kissed and fondled by the former Garda during a trip to the cinema and on another occasion in the Phoenix Park when Dunne gave him a lift home from the scouts.“Jack Dunne was in a position of trust; he was a Scout Leader; a Garda and a person of power. He abused that power and hid behind his so-called good works. I now see him as a bad person who used that trust and his position to gain access to young boys,” the victim said.Another victim, who is now aged 56, told the court that he met Dunne when he was hospitalised for polio which he contracted when he was two years old.In his victim impact statement, he called the former Garda a paedophile and claimed Dunne had visited a particular ward at a children’s hospital in Dublin “especially to recruit new victims”.He said he was abused by Dunne in his car just a short distance from his home in Dublin, and also in Pearse Street Garda Station as well as at the annual scout camp.“He had free access everywhere he went; nobody questioned his word. He was seen as the good garda looking after the poor little handicapped kids,” he said.The court heard Dunne met his two other victims, two brothers from Dublin, at a swimming gala organised by the scouts.Dunne brought one of the boys to play snooker in a room on the top of Pearse Street Garda Station and cooked him a fry and then put his hand down his pants and fondled his penis.Defence Counsel Mark Nicholas (BL) said his client’s behaviour was “disgraceful and unforgiveable” but said Dunne, who joined a religious order after he left the Gardai, had sought help for his problems in America twenty years ago.The court heard he joined the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament in 1977 and, following advice from his superiors, went to seek help for his problems at Trinity House in Chicago in 1992.Mr Nicholas said the abuse involving the four victims had come to light as a “downstream effect of the Ryan Report “ when people got the strength to come forward. He said that his client had made early admissions of guilt.Judge Moran was told Dunne had one previous conviction for indecent assault on a 12-year-old boy in 1986 for which he received the Probation Act.The Judge said it was a difficult case with a lot to consider and adjourned sentencing until January 18.last_img read more

The Distinction Between Section 7 Of The POCSO Act And Section 354 Of IPC

first_imgColumnsThe Distinction Between Section 7 Of The POCSO Act And Section 354 Of IPC John S Ralph25 Jan 2021 9:28 PMShare This – xCorrectness of the Bombay High Court judgment ( Nagpur Bench) in Satheesh Vs State of Maharashtra in Criminal Appeal 161/ 2020 decided on 19.01.2021 is highly doubted. The court held that touching a child over her clothes will not attract an offence under the POCSO Act. At the same time it held that it attracts an offence under 354 IPC and convicted the accused thereunder for a period of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginCorrectness of the Bombay High Court judgment ( Nagpur Bench) in Satheesh Vs State of Maharashtra in Criminal Appeal 161/ 2020 decided on 19.01.2021 is highly doubted. The court held that touching a child over her clothes will not attract an offence under the POCSO Act. At the same time it held that it attracts an offence under 354 IPC and convicted the accused thereunder for a period of 1 year. The finding of the court on this aspect is as follows : ” Evidently, it is not the case of the prosecution that the appellant removed her top and pressed her breast. … The act of pressing of breast of the child aged 12 years, in the absence of any specific detail as to whether the top was removed or whether he inserted his hand inside top and pressed her breast, would not fall in the definition of ‘sexual assault’. It would certainly fall within the definition of the offence under Section 354 of the Indian Penal Code. … So, the act of pressing breast can be a criminal force to a woman/ girl with the intention to outrage her modesty. …” The court overlooked few fundamentals of the statutes and the jurisprudential side of a criminal act. First of all, the POCSO Act is a gender-neutral statute. But section 354 IPC is woman oriented. In other words, in the POCSO Act, both girl and boy can be victims. In 354 IPC, only woman can be a victim. Section 7 of the POCSO Act reads as, ” Whoever with sexual intent touches the vagina, PENIS, ANUS, or breast of the child…..or any other act with sexual intent which involves physical contact ……is said to commit sexual assault.” The word ‘PENIS’ denotes sexual organ of a male child and the word ‘ANUS’ includes an orifice of a male child. In a case where the accused, with sexual intent touches the penis or anus of a male child, the offender should be made liable for punishment. If the view taken by the Bombay High Court is accepted, then no punishment is possible since section 354 IPC does not include a ‘male’ victim. Another folly of the judgement is that if a person inserts the vagina or anus of a female child when the child is wearing a dress, then also no conviction will be possible under the POCSO Act. If this is stretched into a hypothetical situation, if the offender is using a glove for touching the naked body of a child, then also the offence under the POCSO Act cannot come into operation because there is no skin to skin contact. The POCSO Act is a victim oriented statute. The injury caused to the person of the victim assumes more importance. The words, “….with sexual intent touches….” denotes that an unintentional touch or contact will not and cannot attract an offence under this Act. For example, an unintentional touch while travelling in a bus or train, examination by a doctor or medical intervention as a part of physiotherapy or any other diagnosis involving contact with private parts of a child. The touch should be intentional and the intention should be to gratify the sexual desire of the accused. The fact in issue before the Bombay High Court was that a person deliberately caught hold on the breast of a child of 12 years over the dress. The court convicted him under section 354 IPC which means that his intention was established. In other words it was not an accidental or unintentional touch. The act alleged was nothing but an ‘intentional assault with sexual intent’. Hence, the offence would come u/s 7 of the POCSO Act. The allegations should be viewed both subjectively and objectively. The fact that the accused and child were alone in a room and that the possibility of an unintentional touch is completely ruled out, the only objective consideration can be of a sexual assault. And the subject/ accused will be considered as doing the act with sexual intent unless he can establish that he did it unintentionally or without any sexual intent. The consideration u/s 354 IPC is different altogether. The orientation in that section is the modesty of the woman and not the body of the woman. (Body of the woman is separately treated u/s 354A of IPC with a punishment up to 3 years) The intention of the accused u/s 354 IPC should be that he should either intent to outrage the modesty of the woman or he should at least know that he will thereby outrage her modesty. The sexual gratification of the accused is immaterial. The prosecution need not even allege sexual gratification. The accused may be an impotent man or a woman who is incapable of stimulating any sexual desire. To repeat, the orientation is the modesty of the woman. Even if the woman is sleeping in her bedroom in absolute privacy, the accused can do an act of outraging her modesty. Modesty is a virtue akin to the womanhood. An offence U/s 07 of the POCSO Act involves two things. The sexual desire of the accused and the resultant injury caused to the body of the ‘CHILD’ (of either gender) Hence, this section cannot be equated with a sexual assault coming under section 354 of IPC. Section 354 A (1) (i) reads, ” Physical contact and advances….” It does not speak ‘about sexual intent’ as in the case of section 7 of the POCSO Act; which gives an indication that the body of the woman and the injury caused to it by the touch of a man is the orientation of that particular section. Whatever be the intention of the accused, going by the words of the section the offence is complete. Nevertheless, whether an unintentional touch will make a person liable to be punished under this section will be a larger question. To conclude, theoretically the offence under Sec 07 of the POCSO Act and Sec 354 of IPC works in two distinct situations, though practically they may overlap at times. In the factual circumstances of the case discussed above, the only possible conclusion can be that the offender is liable to be punished under Sec 08 of the POCSO Act which carries a minimum punishment of three years and not under section 354 of IPC.Views are personal.Next Storylast_img read more

PPF grows in-house management team with hire of LDI head

first_imgThe UK’s £22.6bn (€30.9bn) Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has begun building its in-house management team, hiring a senior member of the Aviva Staff Pension Scheme as its inaugural head of liability driven investment (LDI).Trevor Welsh will join in October, leaving the Aviva fund after three years as its head of UK sovereign and LDI.Welsh’s position as head of LDI at the lifeboat fund will likely see him oversee its new hybrid asset portfolio, aimed as a liability matching portfolio and set to grow to £3bn, or 12.5% of assets, by 2017. As part of the portfolio’s growth, the PPF this week appointed Pramerica Investment Management to a £400m direct lending mandate that would see the manager offer inflation-linked loans to firms. Before joining the insurer’s pension fund in 2012, Welsh spent 17 years at Aviva Investors, and a further 14 years at UBS, where he was the Swiss bank’s head of fixed income futures.He will report to the PPF’s CIO Barry Kenneth, who said the hire would allow the fund to exert greater influence over asset allocation as it began bringing investments in-house.“Taking in-house part of our LDI is a key step in updating our investment model and crucial in helping us meet our funding target and future aspirations,” Kenneth said.He added: “Trevor’s expertise in LDI will be invaluable to our development and I very much look forward to working together.”For his part, Welsh said joining the PPF as it began to insource investments was “hugely exciting”.Kenneth previously told IPE that control, rather than management cost, was the driving factor behind its decision to bring management of some of its portfolio in-house.“We know our framework better than anyone else, so, by definition, we should be able to manage it, knowing everything else within the fund, and do so in a more controlled fashion,” he said at the time.During his time at the £14bn Aviva pension fund, Welsh would have helped broker a £5bn longevity swap, at the time the largest ever completed.For more from Barry Kenneth on the PPF’s investment strategy, see the upcoming September issue of IPElast_img read more

Shujaa pick five points from Las Vegas 7s

first_img0Shares0000Kenya captain Jacob Ojee leads the team into the game against Argentina on day two of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Las Vegas on 2 March, 2019. Photo credit: Mike Lee – KLC fotos for World RugbyNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 4 – Kenya picked five points from the Las Vegas leg of the World Sevens Series after losing 24-7 to Spain in the Challenge Trophy semi-finals on Sunday night.Shujaa sunk to the Challenge Trophy after losing their first two group stage matches, going down 26-10 to the USA and 31-7 to France before winding up the group stages with a 24-19 victory over Argentina. Dropping to the Challenge Trophy, Paul Murunga’s young guns hit Japan 28-15 in the quarter finals, but their journey could not go past the semis. The five points, Shujaa’s second best performance this season takes the boys to 17 points at 13th spot.Against Spain, Shujaa had hoped to go all the way and pick the maximum eight points off the Challenge but they couldn’t sustain a swift running and fluid Spain side who won off three tries, two of which were landed by Javier Carrion.Kenya’s Cyprian Kuto reaches out for a try against Argentina on day two of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Las Vegas on 2 March, 2019. Photo credit: Mike Lee – KLC fotos for World RugbyA series of errors in the opening minutes saw Spain take advantage and after some fluid movement, Ignacio Rodriguez dotted down and the extras added by Hernandez.Even before Shujaa could get their act together, Spain were on try number two, another swiftly executed move seeing Carrion dot the first of his two.However, Bush Mwale restored some hope for Kenya with a well taken try from the right with a powered run off a Michael Wanjala offload with Daniel Taabu booting home the extras for a 12-7 score at half time.Kenya’s Cyprian Kuto charges through the Japan defense on day two of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Las Vegas on 2 March, 2019. Photo credit: Mike Lee – KLC fotos for World RugbyThe Kenyans were determined to claw back and snatch the victory off the Spaniards with assistant coach Kevin Wambua urging them on at half time ‘Let’s turn this around boys.”But, it was Spain who looked hungrier and scored two more tried, Carrion completing his brace before Pablo Fontes signed off the victory with an outstretched arm off a quickly started setpiece.The boys will now look to build on from the performance in Vegas heading into next weekend’s Vancouver leg where they have been thrown into a tight group.Shujaa will square out with Fiji, hosts Canada and Samoa in Pool B.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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first_imgDecember 3, 2018We’re sending heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed to our #GivingTuesday campaign! With your help, we raised $3,000!That money will be matched from our own funds to offer scholarships for the 2019 Workshop cycle. Your support means candidates from low income households will get opportunity to have their life changed for the better with an Arcosanti Workshop!In the meantime, we’re still accepting donations for our scholarship program on our website. If you felt called to give but were unable to make a contribution for Giving Tuesday, you can find the link to donate here:Sponsor a StudentReminder, the Cosanti Foundation is a nonprofit organization which means donations given to Arcosanti are tax deductible!last_img

Rep Bizon introduces bill holding adults accountable for not reporting missing children

first_img New legislation introduced by state Rep. John Bizon would hold an individual who is responsible for the care of a minor child accountable if they fail to report that child as missing or dead within 48 hours.“Protecting our most vulnerable residents is of utmost importance,” said Rep. Bizon, R-Battle Creek. “If you’re responsible for the care and well-being of a child, you must be held accountable to ensure that child isn’t endangered. These bills ensure that happens.”Under the legislation, the penalty for not reporting a child who has gone missing or died is up to four years in prison, a $5,000 fine or both. Rep. Bizon said the bills will provide a greater incentive for someone who is trusted with the care of a minor child to do the right thing or face a stiff penalty for failing to act.“These bills are about ensuring those who are trusted to care for Michigan’s children do so,” Rep. Bizon said. “Protecting our children will help our state have a brighter future for everyone.”House Bills 4688 and 4689 have been referred to the House Committee on Criminal Justice.### 09Jun Rep. Bizon introduces bill holding adults accountable for not reporting missing children Categories: Bizon Newslast_img read more

Hughes says proposed registration fees for kayaks canoes will sink

first_img Tourism Committee chair opposes financial burdens for Michigan outdoor enthusiastsState Rep. Holly Hughes today expressed her frustration with a recent proposal by the Michigan State Waterways Commission to require all kayaks, canoes and paddle boards to be registered with the state.Hughes, who chairs the House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee said people should not be penalized for supporting Michigan’s tourism industry and enjoying the state’s natural resources.“The commission itself stated participation in paddle sports is increasing 7 percent each year in Michigan,” said Hughes, of Montague. “We should be encouraging people to continue that trend, not discouraging the momentum with unnecessary costs.”Though the commission claims the cost would be about $10 annually per watercraft, Hughes and others still have great concerns, especially for those who own many watercraft.“Even at a nominal cost, the fees could add up to hundreds of dollars annually for moms and dads who have kayaks or paddle boards for each member of their family,” she said. “Not to mention the burden on small businesses such as summer camps, rental companies and campgrounds.”Thus far, the commission’s proposal hasn’t gained any momentum, as no legislators have pursued the matter with legislation.### Categories: Hughes News 12Apr Hughes says proposed registration fees for kayaks, canoes will sinklast_img read more