Publix to buy surplus produce and milk from farms to donate to food banks

first_imgPublix is doing even more for the community as we enter another month of living with the coronavirus.In addition to providing jobs for community members and convenience shopping for seniors and first responders, the company released a statement saying that they will also begin purchasing the surplus milk and fresh produce from farms which will then be donated to local food banks:” As a food retailer, we have the unique opportunity to bridge the gap between the needs of families and farmers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic,” Publix CEO Todd Jones said. “In addition to providing much needed produce and milk to food banks, this initiative provides financial support to farmers during this challenging time.”Learn more about the 150,000 pounds of produce and 43,500 gallons of milk purchased from local farmers and donated to Feeding America® food banks in the first week of our new initiative.— Publix (@Publix) April 22, 2020 The company says that during the first week, they expect 150,000 pounds of produce and 43,500 gallons of milk will be donated and that they plan to keep up the pace.In addition to that, Publix Charities have also donated more than $2 million dollars to Feeding America’s member food banks.last_img read more

Joy Sports Wimbledon daily: How the VIPs fared on day 2

first_imgNo upsets on the day as the big four won on Tuesday.And if the draw goes to plan Nadal will have to get past Andy Murray and Roger Federer to earn a shot at a third title, potentially against top seed Novak Djokovic in the final.Nadal, who has slipped down the sport’s pecking order after 18 months of injury and below-par performances, showed glimpses of his power and determination with a win against Thomaz Bellucci. An abdomen injury that scuppered Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s Wimbledon warm-up plans did not stop a win.Roger Federer began his quest for an eighth Wimbledon title in fine style as he cruised through his opening match against Damit Dzumhur.Andy Murray won his first-round match at Wimbledon, beating Mikhail Kukushkin 6-4 7-6 6-4. Men’s results – highlights(Numbers preceding player’s name is their ranking, if any)3-Andy Murray (Britain) beat Mikhail Kukushkin (Kazakhstan) 6-4 7-6(3) 6-410-Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat Thomaz Bellucci (Brazil) 6-4 6-2 6-412-Gilles Simon (France) beat Nicolas Almagro (Spain) 6-4 6-4 7-5 13-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) beat Gilles Muller (Luxembourg) 7-6(8) 6-7(3) 6-4 3-6 6-218-Gael Monfils (France) beat Pablo Carreno (Spain) 6-4 6-4 7-52-Roger Federer (Switzerland) beat Damir Dzumhur (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 6-1 6-3 6-322-Viktor Troicki (Serbia) beat Aleksandr Nedovyesov (Kazakhstan) 6-1 6-4 3-6 6-3 25-Andreas Seppi (Italy) beat Brydan Klein (Britain) 6-3 6-2 6-2Pablo Andujar (Spain) beat 29-Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spain) 3-6 6-4 3-6 7-5 6-4Robin Haase (Netherlands) beat Alejandro Falla (Colombia) 6-2 3-6 6-4 6-2Lukas Rosol (Czech Republic) beat Ernests Gulbis (Latvia) 7-6(2) 6-3 7-6(4)Albert Ramos (Spain) beat Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) 6-2 6-2 3-2 (Istomin retired) Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukraine) beat Kyle Edmund (Britain) 7-6(4) 6-1 6-2Women’s results – highlights(Numbers preceding player’s name is their ranking, if any)Defending champion Petra Kvitova (below, pictured) was in ominous form as she destroyed Kiki Bertens in her opening match at Wimbledon.The Czech star lost just a single point on her serve throughout the match – and that was a double fault in the final game, as she wrapped up a 6-1 6-0 victory in less just 35 minutes. Heather Watson saved three match points as she beat Caroline Garcia 1-6 6-3 8-6 to move into the second round.Eugenie Bouchard’s fall from grace continued with a first-round defeat by China’s Duan Yingying as her hopes of repeating last year’s run to the final evaporated.Since reaching the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in January she has suffered eight first-round defeats.Highlights 2-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Kiki Bertens (Netherlands) 6-1 6-05-Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) beat Zheng Saisai (China) 7-5 6-08-Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) beat Sachia Vickery (U.S.) 6-2 6-410-Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat Carina Witthoeft (Germany) 6-0 6-0Duan Yingying (China) beat 12-Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) 7-6(3) 6-413-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat Lucie Hradecka (Czech Republic) 6-3 6-220-Garbine Muguruza Blanco (Spain) beat Varvara Lepchenko (U.S.) 6-4 6-125-Alize Cornet (France) beat Ana Konjuh (Croatia) 6-2 6-226-Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) beat Laura Siegemund (Germany) 6-3 6-428-Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) beat Elena Vesnina (Russia) 6-4 3-6 10-8Heather Watson (Britain) beat 32-Caroline Garcia (France) 1-6 6-3 8-6Jana Cepelova (Slovakia) beat 3-Simona Halep (Romania) 5-7 6-4 6-3 –Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith The #JoySports coverage includes updates on Sports Centre with George Addo Jnr (7:45am, Monday- Friday), Global Sports with Gary Al-Smith (3:45pm, Tuesday-Thursday) and the sports segments on Midday and Newsnight. On Multi TV, the AM Sports with Kwame Dwomoh-Agyemang, sports on NewsDay with Benedict Owusu Dankwah, Sports Today with Nathaniel Attoh (2pm, Monday-Friday) and sports on Joy News Prime with George Addo Jnr.–last_img read more

Magistrate Sends Murder Case to Circuit Court, With Probable Cause

first_imgMagistrate Richard Browne of the Buchanan City Court in Grand Bassa County has, with probable cause, transferred a murder case to the Second Judicial Circuit Court in the county, following the ruling of the preliminary examination proceeding of the case last weekThe case was formally brought before the court for pre-trial proceeding on September 10 with the dependants Samuel Tarragban, James Reeves, Emmanuel Joludoe, Onegar Zangban, Philip Zeo, and Daniel Ben being charged with murder.At the call of the case, the state was represented by the Ministry of Justice through its prosecuting Attorneys with the Buchanan City Solicitor Isaac Yorcee and Buchanan Assistant City Solicitor Johnson Tukeh, in association with Grand Bassa County Attorney, Cllr. Onesimus Banwon.The county’s Public Defender, Cllr. Paul P. Jarvan represented the legal interest of the defendants.Following the representation, which the court granted, the state moved the court for a plea of nulli prosequio in favor of three of the defendants, Onegar Zangban, Daniel Ben and Philip Zeo, and the Public Defender interposed no objection.The court having granted same, gave an order to the clerk of the court, Samuel Bryant,  and he qualified and sequestrated the state witnesses in the persons of Onegar Zangban, Philip Zeo and Daniel Ben, as well as the Deputy CID Commander of the Grand Bassa County Police Detachment, John W. Toby.The state’s first witness, Onegar Zangban, testified that he met defendants Samuel Tarragban, James Reeves and Emmanuel Juludoe brutally killing Nimley Tarr in an old sugar cane farm near Pay’s Town in District #1, in Grand Bassa County, on August 10, 2014.He further explained that the prime defendants threatened to kill him should he expose the incident to anybody.The second state witness, CID Deputy Commander John W. Toby, in his testimony, narrated that during their preliminary interrogation, the missing man (Tarr) was on August 24, 2014  discovered dead in a sugar cane farm in Pay Toe’s Town in District #1, with the arm and heart missing.  He quoted the testimony of witness Onegar Zangban.In his ruling after the testimonies of the witnesses and arguments between the state prosecution and the defense lawyer, Magistrate Browne said murder is universally considered one of the greatest crimes against society.He reiterated that society must be protected by the law of the land and someone held for that crime must be for probable cause established, and where the evidence proven fails to meet the test, then the law will acquit the accused.According to Magistrate Brown, the state witnesses’ testimonies were reliable, trustworthy and corroborated with the coroner’s jury reports which linked in the proof of circumstantial, presumptive and positive evidence that built a solid chain of probable cause.He underscored that in view and wherefore the state had established probable cause that a crime was committed and the defendants committed murder, they are answerable at the Second Judicial Circuit Court in the county.Based upon his order, the Clerk of the court, Mr. Stephen Quahgar, has transmitted the record of the trial proceedings along with the defendants to the Second Judicial Circuit Court in Upper Buchanan for trial.Meanwhile, the clerk of the Circuit Court, Mr. Emmanuel Quergar, has acknowledged receipt of the records from the Buchanan City Court along with the defendants in question.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more