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Status of southern elephant seals at South Georgia

first_imgApproximately 54% of the world population of southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina) breeds at South Georgia. A partial survey in 1951 and a complete survey in 1985, together with counts at specific sites between these times, suggested that the population (around 100 000 breeding females) had not changed significantly in 34 years. This was in contrast to marked declines in most other populations. To examine this further, we conducted a third survey in 1995. This produced an estimate of 113 444 (se = 4902) breeding females. Taking into account improved information about the behaviour of female elephant seals since the survey in 1985, there was no significant change in the number of breeding female elephant seals between 1985 and 1995. When combined with information from the 1951 survey, this supports the view that the total population size has not changed significantly during the past 45 years. Evidence for regulation of the population by environmental factors is equivocal. We hypothesize that the lack of any net change in population size may be linked to a limited availability of high quality breeding habitat.last_img read more

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TPO expels three agents for non-payment of awards to landlords

first_imgThe Property Ombudsman (TPO) has revealed the latest estate agencies to be expelled from its scheme for failing to pay compensation to landlords who complained about them.These are Saville Park Ltd in Slough, Sun Properties in Leicester and Property Dragon in Porth, Wales.TPO say two of the agencies involved appear to have continued trading following their expulsion under new or similar names.The ombudsman says it understands that The Property Dragon Limited has already ceased trading before the award and had been dissolved and removed from Companies House, but is now operating again under a new name.The Property Dragon Limited failed to pay a landlord £1,180 in compensation after the firm’s management of a property failed to reach minimum standards set out in TPO’s Code of Practice.Sun Properties in Leicester, which was told to pay £3,220 in compensation after it carried out ‘recklessly’ inadequate referencing on a tenant and used a deposit to clear rent arrears.The tenant stopped paying the rent soon after taking up the tenancy and caused damage to the property totalling £500.Sun Properties’ appears not to be trading but instead, TPO warns, is likely to have ‘phoenixed’ under a new name.Several failingsGerry Fitzjohn (pictured, main image), Non-Executive Director and Chairman of TPO’s Finance Committee says: “As a member of TPO, agents are obliged to comply with awards made by the Ombudsman, which Sun Properties Leicester failed to do.“There were several fallings on the part of the agent from the outset of this tenancy and the complainants should have received an award to compensate for this.“Whilst this is extremely frustrating for these landlords, we would highlight the point that of the thousands of awards made by TPO in consumers’ favour every year, less than 2% go unpaid.“Most agents will fulfil their obligation to pay an award made by TPO.”Saville Park Ltd in Slough has been expelled after tenants complained about a range of failures including stalled repairs and maintenance, the poor provision of documentation, inadequate end of tenancy procedures and complaints handling.Saville Park Ltd Sun Properties Property Dragon gerry fitzjohn The Property Ombudsman TPO April 15, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » TPO expels three agents for non-payment of awards to landlords previous nextRegulation & LawTPO expels three agents for non-payment of awards to landlordsAgents in Slough, Leicester and Wales are kicked off the scheme and are no longer able to trade without redress, although two appear to have ‘phoenixed’ under new names.Nigel Lewis15th April 20210432 Viewslast_img read more

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THE MACY’S PARADE MEETS OCEAN CITY – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

first_imgTHE MACY’S PARADE MEETS OCEAN CITY: Volunteers needed for Ocean City’s helium balloon team. Have fun guiding a giant Martin Z. Mollusk above the 107th annual Baby Parade route 3 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 11. For more information, email [email protected]last_img

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Cape May County Zoo Welcomes New Zebra

first_imgThe Cape May County Zoo has a new addition — “Lydia,” an 18-month-old female Grant’s Zebra, according to a press release.She came to the zoo from the Como Park Zoo in St. Paul, Minn., and is joining the herd as a mate for “Ziggy,” the lone stallion at the zoo.She will be the fourth female to join the herd, with “Gretta,” “Gracie” and “Zuri.”Zebras do not form permanent herds, but rather loosely associated groups and are social animals, with smaller harems consisting of one stallion, a few mares and their offspring, the release states.Grant’s Zebra are the smallest of the seven subspecies of African Plains Zebra. Habitat loss and civil war have reduced this species historical range and they are facing population declines. This subspecies represents the zebra form of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. In zoos, Grant’s Zebras live around 40 years, and in the wild up to 20 years.In announcing the arrival of the Grant’s Zebra, Dr. Alex Ernst, associate zoo veterinarian, said, “Lydia’s arrival at the Cape May County Zoo is part of the Species Survival Program (SSP) and her breeding success will be a small, but crucial contribution to the future of her species.”Lydia and the herd are located in the Savanna area of the zoo and can be viewed every day. The Savanna covers approximately 57 acres that is accessible by a raised boardwalk that takes visitors through a forest of native vegetation with watchable wildlife platforms and educational markers that identify and describe the animals and their behavior.“Programs, like the Species Survival Program (SSP) that the Cape May County Zoo participates in, are designed to optimize genetics through breeding and help ensure that these species won’t be threatened with extinction,” Ernst added.The Cape May County Zoo is located at 707 North Route 9Cape May Court House. (Photo courtesy Cape May County Zoo)Grant’s Zebras can weigh between 485 and 700 pounds, with a shoulder height of 4 to 4 1/2 feet. The males on average are 10 percent larger than their female counterparts. Zebras have excellent eyesight and hearing and can run up to 40 mph. It is believed that they can see in color.Cape May County Commissioner E. Marie Hayes, liaison to the Cape May County Park and Zoo, said of the new addition, “We welcome the arrival of Lydia to our herd of zebras and look forward to her becoming part of the zoo family. The work our veterinarians and zoo staff do in the area of the Species Survival Program is remarkable.”Hayes continued, “The impact they have made in the worldwide conservation efforts is a huge source of pride for the Board of Commissioners and the residents of Cape May County. Our zoo is an asset to the county as not only one of our best attractions, but as a resource for our children.  This is just one of the programs the zoo is involved in.”The Cape May County Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the winter.  The Park is open daily from 7 a.m. until dusk. Masks are required and social distancing protocols must be followed for the safety of visitors, staff and the animals. Visitors to the Cape May County Zoo have a new zebra to see — “Lydia.” (Photo courtesy of Cape May County Zoo)last_img read more

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Baking in a war zone

first_imgIn 2001, following September 11, the Taliban’s refusal to hand over Osama bin Laden and other al-Qaeda members paved the way for the US-led bombing campaign launched in Afghanistan, marking the beginning of the “war on terror”.This was the context into which Kevin Barke, owner of Barke Craft Bakery in Wickford, Essex, stepped, when he agreed to run an emergency bakery in Afghanistan, distributing daily loaves to 25,000 vulnerable Afghan families. His involvement in War Child’s Bakery Project began after his son saw an advertisement in British Baker, requesting volunteers. “One minute I was a baker in Essex, the next I was being given a radio and code words to learn,” he says. “We were taught about land mines and had to take six different routes to the bakery from our accommodation block so the Land Rover wouldn’t be tracked. If I messed up, as the only British baker there, 25,000 people would starve.”In January 2002, Barke travelled to Herat with War Child, a network of independent organisations working across the world to help children and families affected by war. His job was to run an emergency bakery with refugees and displaced Afghans, whom he had to train. Barke says that they were “more or less peasant farmers who hadn’t even seen machines”. But together, they eventually made 25,000 breads a day and, in the space of nine months, distributed about six million loaves.Barke arrived with a small team in northern Afghanistan, after a 10-hour journey in a huge Russian convoy. In the UN compound, there was a very large tent, in which Barke had to plan a bakery within minutes. “The compound had big UN letters on the top, so the Americans would not bomb us,” he says.There was no electricity, only generators. There was also no water, but after about five days, a well was dug. Barke could then start practising on his doughs to decide which type of bread to make. “I couldn’t get improvers,” says Barke, “and when I asked my refugee bakers, with the help of the translator, they thought I meant baking powder. Between us we came up with a kind of round, Iranian bread, like a soda bread, which didn’t need improvers. I sent the security guard to the city to ask the locals if it was good enough. They loved it, so we ran with it and it worked well. I was even told once that my bread was found on the black market after it had been stolen.”When exploring the bakeries in Afghanistan to see how they worked, Barke found there were a lot of “tiny” bakeries. He says: “They make something like naan bread. They dig a hole in the ground and put in large cylinder gas canisters to ignite the fire to bake on. These get really hot, then they slap the bread over the hole and it bakes in minutes. We couldn’t do this because my equipment was completely different.”The team had many problems, including condensation caused by the steam in the tent, which left water dripping everywhere. A person constantly had to mop. “You wouldn’t think about this in England,” says Barke. Other problems included broken generators and one day, before the well was dug, the water was stolen, which left 10,000 hungry. Although their target was to make 25,000 breads a day, the 10am-6pm curfew meant there were only two six-hour shifts instead of nine or 10 hours. “At first we could only manage 10,000 breads, so we had to do a night shift. This meant we could make bread continuously. If shift workers were late, I would not let the others go until they arrived. After about two weeks, the team was in full production. The ration for these people is one 400g loaf a day and that’s it. The World Food Programme says this is enough to keep them alive, so that’s what we did,” adds Barke.After the emergency bakery had gone, the equipment, which included two Italian spiral mixers, two Tom Chandley ovens with six decks and Mono dividers, stayed in Afghanistan, following a deal made with local bakers; they could keep the equipment if they gave half the produce made to schools and orphanages. Barke says one of his friends was there six months ago and reported that it was still running.While setting up a bakery in a war zone, Barke experienced many troubles. He says: “A bomb went off very close to me once and I had to go to casualty. Another time, when I thought I was leaving, my driver gave me an unexploded “ornament” that he thought I’d want to take home. I had to get the land mine experts out to blow it up!”The volunteers stayed in unarmed accommodation blocks with emergency bunkers. An electrical fence was going to be erected for protection, but this seemed pointless, as there were power cuts every night. In the meantime, Barke was also battling with Afghanistan’s winter, as temperatures dived to around -10ºC at night, and the men had to wear long johns and thermals as the heating did not work. “Despite all this,” says Barke, “the worst thing I remember was when a woman came up to me with an injured baby, begging for help. She assumed I was a paramedic. There was nothing I could do but try telling her where the Red Cross hospital was. I felt so pathetic. When I first got home, I was on top of the world. Then I had a bad time for a long period; I would get flashbacks and nightmares and a feeling of guilt because I thought I should still be out there, helping people.”Today, the issue of Afghanistan is still highly controversial, with 5,500 British troops deployed in the country. That figure is set to rise to 5,800 in October as part of an international operation to bring stability. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has warned that Afghanistan is at risk of becoming a “failed state”.The Bakery Project, headed by Barke, was funded partly by War Child and the rest was given in a grant of approximately £50,000 by the World Food Programme, a UN agency. “I’d love to do another Bakery Project,” says Barke.On 28 September, Barke is going to Kosovo with another aid convoy, distributing clothing, bedding, nursery supplies and food. It entails a long 3,000-mile round trip. “There’s no Bakery Project on at the moment,” says Barke. “We couldn’t find a sponsor. If there was, I’d do that. Setting up an emergency bakery was the most rewarding thing I’ve done. It’s one of those things you either do once – and not again – or you get the bug.” n—-=== At a glance ===Name: Kevin BarkeAge: 51Project: Setting up an emergency bakery in Afghanistan to feed 25,000 people affected by warNumbers: Over a period of nine months, the bakery distributed around six million loaveslast_img read more

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Now is time to ban AR-15 assault rifles

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThe NRA is a special interest group designed to spread fear and create profit for U.S. gun manufacturers. It has nothing to do with the Second Amendment. We should ban AR-15 semi-automatic assault style weapons immediately. The U.S. Supreme Court has found that ownership of certain “banned” weapons under Federal Law 26 USCA 5681 doesn’t violate the Second Amendment.The current popular weapon of choice in school shootings and mass murders in the United States is the AR-15-style weapon. According to pro-gun survivalist website www.armsbearingcitizen.com, the AR-15 is the citizen’s weapon of choice because, “the caliber itself has a much higher velocity than the 22 Long Rifle. It’s used by most law enforcement agencies and the military for a reason. … [it] has stopping power for survival and urban warfare …”So, what does that mean? Wired magazine published a June 17, 2016, interview with emergency room trauma physician Peter Rhee. It goes into detail about the damage done to a human body from these weapons. The bullet from a handgun is slow compared to that of an AR-15. The AR-15 bullet “has so much energy that it can disintegrate three inches of leg bone, it would turn to dust…the exit wound can be …a jagged hole the size of an orange.”Finally, “…[a] wound from a handgun might require only one surgery, but an AR-15 bullet wound might require three to ten.”The AR-15 style weapons are easy to shoot, have minimal kickback, and are designed for maximum damage and death. There’s no reason in a sane society that these weapons should be available and legal to our citizens. The NRA pawns in Washington continue to have our children’s blood on their hands. It’s time to legally ban these weapons now.Michael WinnSaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%last_img read more

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PREMIUMMonash is first—Australian universities are coming to Indonesia

first_imgLOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Facebook In the not so distant future, you will no longer need to apply for a visa and fly south to study at some top Australian universities. With the ratification of a landmark trade deal with Canberra, the government has decided to bring them here instead. Indonesia is open to foreign colleges. But the trade pact, ratified by the House of Representatives earlier this month, allows the government to further relax its rules regarding the establishment of local branches of Australian universities. The first Australian university to announce its Indonesian branch is Monash University, a Melbourne-based public university, which will only offer Master and PhD degrees, as well as executive programs and micro-credentials.The university is scheduled to begin short executive programs later this year and plans the first intake of Masters students in late 2021.Read also: Australi… Google Log in with your social account Forgot Password ? Topics : university Monash-University Indonesia Education Australialast_img read more

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Three injured, hundreds of houses damaged after magnitude-4.9 earthquake in West Java

first_imgA magnitude-4.9 earthquake rocking some western parts of West Java on Tuesday afternoon injured at least three people and damaged more than 200 houses across the province.According to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), the earthquake struck at 5:18 p.m. on Tuesday, with an epicenter located 13 kilometers northwest of Sukabumi regency at a depth of 10 km.#Gempa Mag:5.0, 10-Mar-20 17:18:05 WIB, Lok:6.89 LS,106.62 BT (13 km TimurLaut KAB-SUKABUMI-JABAR), Kedlmn:10 Km, tdk berpotensi tsunami #BMKG pic.twitter.com/ovcZaLer1E— BMKG (@infoBMKG) March 10, 2020Rahmat Triyono, the head of the tsunami and earthquake division at the BMKG, said the quake would not cause a tsunami because the epicenter was under land. West Java Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD Jawa Barat) operational control manager Budi Budiman Wahyu said there were no fatalities caused by the incident. However, three people in Mekarsari village, Kalapanunggal district, Sukabumi suffered minor injuries.“The victims were brought to a nearby clinic in the village. They have received treatment,” Budi told The Jakarta Post via text message on Tuesday.The disaster agency recorded that at least 202 houses were damaged during the earthquake. The most affected region was Kalapanunggal district, where 48 houses were destroyed or severely damaged, while 154 others suffered from minor to moderate damage.BPBD Jawa Barat also reported damage in other districts, such as Parakansalak, Cidahu and Kabandungan.“As many as 173 individuals were displaced by the incident,” Budi said.BMKG’s Rahmat said the shallow earthquake occurred on a strike-slip fault, where two tectonic plates moved in parallel but in opposite directions to one another.The earthquake was also felt in Bogor and several parts of Jakarta, the BMKG reported. (nal)Topics :last_img read more

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Skipping meals, on-the-go options and fry-ups: 10 charts explaining UK attitudes to breakfast

first_imgOn-the-go breakfast items are enjoying a surge in popularity. Kantar data shows ‘breakfast alternatives’, which include cereal bars, breakfast biscuits and toaster pastries, rose 5.4% to £466m in the past year. According to its figures, cereal bars make up three quarters of that market.Our consumer poll bears that out. When it comes to convenient on-the-go options, cereal bars are leading the way in popularity. Indeed, they were the top option among all ages except 45 to 54-year-olds, who named fruit as their preferred option.Among the total sample, fruit followed closely behind cereal bars. Breakfast biscuits were in third place, just slightly ahead of pastries and breakfast drinks. The sheer number of people buying into the top five options shows there is room for a variety of on-the-go options.While convenience is the most vital attribute in this arena, Mondelez’s Nash says a successful product must also take into account other trends.“Taste is still a highly important purchasing factor, and consumers are becoming more health-conscious when it comes to breakfast too,” she says.5. A quarter of Londoners eat a cooked breakfast every day Given that younger consumers are harder pressed for time (and lie-ins) it’s no wonder they are fuelling the on-the-go market. Nearly a fifth of 25 to 34-year-olds eat breakfast on the go every day and half will do so at least once a week. That figure falls to just 6% of 65-plus consumers.Susan Nash, trade communications manager at Mondelez International, says this is down to younger consumers leading “increasingly busy and diverse lifestyles”. “This means the breakfast occasion is expanding, taking place at any time from early morning up until lunch and anywhere from home, at the office or on the go,” she explains.Indeed, Kantar data shows a 32.8% increase in ‘carried-out breakfasts’ – defined as take-home items that are bought to be consumed out of the home – to 349 million occasions in the past year [52 w/e 21 April 2019].4. Cereal bars are the most popular on-the-go option It’s no surprise that ‘filling’ was named one of the main priorities for breakfast. ‘Feeling ready to start the day’ and ‘gives me energy’ come a close second and third.Mondelez says the high importance of energy is why many consumers are looking for ‘slow release’ breakfast options. “Consumers are absolutely looking for breakfast options that will keep them full and raise their energy levels until lunchtime,” says Nash.There are certain demographics who will appreciate this benefit more than others. Among the 25 to 34-year-old age group, 55% wanted a breakfast that gave them energy. That compares with 43% of 45 to 54-year-olds.Health was another important motivation, cited by nearly a quarter of respondents. Here, there was a gender divide – 27% of women said it was important compared to 17% of men.8. Fibre is more important to older consumers You might expect Londoners to be shunning cooked breakfasts. After all, their hectic schedules make them more likely than other regions to skip the meal altogether.Yet somehow, nearly a quarter of the capital’s residents manage to cram in a hot breakfast every morning. That compares to just 3% in Wales and 5% in the east and west Midlands.That’s perhaps down to the sheer number of on-the-go hot options available in London. Pret’s menu includes a poached egg, sausage and beans power pot, while Eat offers a pot with BBQ beans, poached egg, avocado mash and feta.Another interesting point to note is the age split. A fifth of 25 to 34-year-olds eat a cooked breakfast every day, compared to just 4% of the 45 to 54-year-old age group.6. The fry-up is the most popular hot breakfast For many, skipping breakfast sounds like a recipe for a rumbling stomach. Not everyone feels this way, though. Nearly half of the 738 respondents who skip breakfast do so because they simply don’t feel hungry.Still, the motivation varies fairly significantly by age. Older generations are more likely to forgo their breakfast because they don’t have hunger pangs. Meanwhile, younger consumers are more likely to skip the first meal of the day due to time constraints.Nearly half of 16 to 24-year-olds who miss breakfast do so because they say they don’t have enough time. That compares with just a fifth of over-65s.Similarly, 17% of the youngest age group say their primary motivation is to have more time in bed. By contrast, only 4% of over-65s said the same.3. Younger consumers are more likely to eat breakfast on the go Could fibre be the new protein? Dieticians believe so. Especially as the average Brit consumes just 18g of fibre a day – half the recommended intake of 30g.But when it comes to breakfast, younger consumers simply aren’t buying the fibre message. Only 31% of the youngest age group said fibre was important to them in a breakfast option, compared to 56% of over-65s.By contrast, older generations seemed less fussed about protein, which was a primary concern among 25 to 34-year-olds.There are some interesting demographic differences outside of age, too. Londoners seemed hotter on nutritional content as a whole.Fibre and protein were both important to nearly half of respondents in the capital. Yet up in Scotland, only 34% wanted fibre and 26% thought protein was important.Overall, fibre and protein were the main considerations when it came to nutritional content. But there were other factors at play. More than a quarter of respondents cited calorie content as important and 23% said the same for vitamin content. Plus, a fifth were concerned with the amount of sugar in their breakfast.Again, all of these elements were particularly important to respondents living in London.9. Parents are particularly concerned about a healthy breakfast 1. A quarter of consumers always skip breakfastcenter_img Parents are typically a time-pressed bunch. So much so that they are more likely to skip breakfast altogether than those without children.But when they do make an effort, they are generally concerned over what they are putting into their bodies. Nearly half of parents deemed it very important for their breakfast to be healthy, while just over a quarter of child-free respondents said the same.It comes as no surprise to Mondelez. “Consumers want to start their day with a breakfast option that is nutritious and gives them sustenance,” says Nash. “This especially applies to parents who want healthier options for the whole family.”Parents aren’t the only ones who are overly concerned with health. Nutrition-conscious Londoners are also more likely to want a virtuous breakfast. A whopping 58% said a healthy breakfast was very important to them.Younger consumers are also more likely to value a healthy breakfast. It was very important to 44% of 25 to 34-year-olds, compared to 25% of those aged 55 to 64.10. Thirty and forty-somethings are more likely to make breakfast their healthiest meal The bad news? Nearly a quarter of Brits skip breakfast every day. The good news? Time-pressed consumers are fuelling the market for on-the-go options. Products that tick the health and convenience boxes are booming – but there’s still plenty of love for a full English.This research was commissioned by The Grocer and carried out by Kantar’s Research Express service independently from Mondelez International,Free download: 10 charts explaining UK attitudes to breakfast With all the buzz around avocado toast, you may expect it to have surpassed the full English as the nation’s favourite hot breakfast option. That couldn’t be further from the truth.The fry-up remains the most popular option by far, taking the top position among more than four in 10 respondents. Meanwhile, avocado toast is lingering in fifth place, as only 5% of respondents named it their favourite hot breakfast.Interestingly, this doesn’t differ much by age group.The stereotypically avocado-loving younger generation is just as keen on a fry-up as their older counterparts. A sizeable 41% of 25 to 34-year-olds named the full English their favourite, a sentiment that was replicated by exactly the same percentage of 65-plus consumers. The avocado toast isn’t that much more popular among younger generations, either – named a favourite by 6% of 25 to 34s compared to 3% of over-65s.7. Energy is a high priority for breakfast Breakfast may be deemed the most important meal of the day, but many consumers aren’t taking note.Nearly a quarter always skip the breakfast occasion, according to our poll, and a further quarter will give it a miss once or twice a week. That means 44% regularly refrain from eating in the morning – higher than the 43% who will never give up their breakfast.There are some demographic differences in this behaviour. Time-pressed parents are more likely than most to go hungry in the morning. A sizeable 27% say they always skip breakfast, compared to 20% of non-parents.In terms of regions, busy Londoners are more likely than the rest of the country to go without. Just over a quarter miss the occasion every day, compared to 18% in the north east of England.But the most likely to miss the meal are the 35 to 44-year-old age group. A whopping 30% of this demographic will always skip the occasion, compared to just 12% of over-65s.This largely retired group is a particular champion of breakfast, perhaps because they have more time to enjoy the meal. Indeed, two thirds of the 65-plus age group say they never miss out on brekkie.2. That’s mostly because they don’t feel hungry Overall, just 19% of consumers say breakfast is their healthiest meal of the day. Four in 10 say there is no difference between meal times, while 21% are healthiest at lunch and 20% make their biggest effort at dinner.But there is one demographic that leans heavily towards breakfast: 35 to 44-year-olds. Three in 10 of them make their first meal of the day the healthiest of all.Consumers who work are also more likely to start off the day in a virtuous way. Nearly a quarter of consumers who work make breakfast their healthiest meal, compared to 14% of consumers who don’t work.Considering working consumers are also far more likely to eat breakfast options on the go, it shows just how much potential there is for healthy, convenient options,Downloads10 Charts_Breakfast_Digital PDFPDF, Size 7.23 mb,Mondelez Internationallast_img read more

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Shelbyville Man Tries to Buy Car Using Prop Money

first_imgSHELBYVILLE, Ind. — A Shelby County man was arrested after he allegedly used movie prop money to buy a car on Craigslist.Austin Davis, 18, was charged with auto theft and counterfeiting.According to court documents, a couple listed their black Nissan 350Z for $10,000 on Craigslist.Davis contacted the couple about the car, and they set up a meeting for May 16 at 8 p.m.When Davis arrived, he paid the couple a stack of $100 bills for the car.As they were counting the cash, Davis left the premises with the car.At that point, the couple realized the money was fake, and it had “FOR MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY” printed on the back.The couple tried to follow Davis, but they lost track of him.The couple called police to report a vehicle theft.An officer quickly spotted Davis in the black Nissan, and the officer initiated a traffic stop.The officer asked Davis to step out of the car, and he complied.The officer asked Davis to take his hands out of his pockets, and at that time, Davis placed his wallet and a banded stack of cash on the hood of the car.The officer took Davis into custody.According to court documents, Davis told police that he only planned to test drive the car, but when he got there he decided to use the fake money.last_img read more

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