Survey Says Consumers Eating Less Meat

first_img Survey Says Consumers Eating Less Meat Previous articleShareholder Resolutions Rejected at Monsanto MeetingNext articleIndiana Agriculture Divided on Farm Bill Gary Truitt SHARE Facebook Twitter Source: NAFB News Service According to a survey released by the market research company Mintel – 90-percent of consumers consumed some kind of red meat at least once per month last year. But 39-percent indicated they ate less in 2013 than they did in 2012 – while 10-percent of beef and other red meat eaters said they consumed more of those meats in 2013. Mintel Global Food Analyst Patty Johnson is quoted as saying health trends motivating consumers to cut fat and cholesterol intake are the most dominant factors affecting the red meat market – a release from Mintel does not cite specific numbers relating to consumer health concerns. By Gary Truitt – Jan 28, 2014 Home Indiana Agriculture News Survey Says Consumers Eating Less Meat SHARE Facebook Twitter It does show – however – that 58-percent of consumers have noticed the price of red meat increasing in the past 12 months. Thirty-six percent said it is too expensive to buy as often as they’d like. Johnson says the industry has an opportunity to try to invigorate the market with new products, improved quality and improved functionality.last_img read more

Oxford business graduates are UK’s highest earners, report reveals

first_imgOxford business graduates are the most financially successful a year after their graduation, figures released by the Department for Education have shown.Oxford degrees in the category ‘Business and Administrative Studies’ topped the list of graduate incomes, with the average salary of Oxford Business graduates being £41,500 one year after graduation, according to figures based on the 2012/13 group of graduates.Business graduates also topped the list three years after graduation, averaging £50,900 per annum, and five years after, gaining £71,700 a year.The starting salaries place the graduates in the top 20 per cent of earners in Britain, only a year into their professional lives.Oxford beat Cambridge University’s Business graduates (£32,200) and Bath’s (£29,400) in the recently released survey.The results were less good news for other Oxford students however. Those doing Historical or Philosophical studies came in third nationally, with average salaries of £22,200 one year after graduation. This was behind the LSE and Birkbeck College in London.Similarly, those doing courses in Engineering were placed fifth but were more fortunate than the Oxford historians and philosophers. Their average starting salary was £30,300 per annum.The Open University came in second overall, in the rankings, with their economics degree averaging a starting salary of £39,600.The figures also showed the gender imbalance in starting salaries. The average male salary after one year for English graduates was £22,200. Whilst for female graduates, the figure was lower with £17, 400.However, among law graduates, female students had an average salary of £29,000 compared to the male average of £23,900.last_img read more

Little League Team Loses Heartbreaker in State Championship

first_imgMembers of the sports, school and business communities in Ocean City and Upper Township came out Monday night to support the local Little League team in the state title game.A couple hundred supporters from the small towns of Ocean City and Upper Township traveled to Berkeley Township on Monday night to watch the 11- and 12-year-old boys from their communities compete for a state Little League title against Toms River — a city of more than 100,000 people that has sent four different teams to the Little League World Series in the last 20 years, including one that won it all in 1998.Ocean City-Upper Township’s Gannon Brady rounds third base after hitting a home run on just the second pitch of the game.Toms River won another state championship, 7-6, but not before the OC-UT team made a statement.The local boys faced Goliath in the form of Jonathan Giordano — a virtual man on the mound for Toms River. The OC-UT team would ultimately litter a neighbor’s yard with foul balls as they tried to get their bats around on Giordano’s blazing fastball.But on just the second pitch of the game, OC-UT’s Gannon Brady smacked a home run. Two batters later, Joe Gallagher hit another homer, and OC-UT quickly let their opponents know that this would not be an easy game.In the end, OC-UT was done in not by Goliath but by a girl.The boys surround Joe Gallagher as he hits a home run on just the third at-bat of the game.Toms River’s Kayla Roncin, a 12-year-old female who has played baseball with the boys since she was 5, crushed a two-run home run in the third inning that gave her team a 4-2 lead that it would never relinquish. Toms River later moved Roncin from first base to pitch for the final out of the game with the bases loaded for Ocean City-Upper Township. She forced a fly ball to give her team the victory.Trailing 7-5 heading into the top of the sixth inning (Little League games are six innings), Ocean City’s Todd Reimet struck out but pushed Giordano past the 85-pitch limit in a great at-bat. That opened the door for OC-UT to capitalize on a new pitcher in Alex Civitello.With two outs, Luke Bowman walked. Brady followed with a single, and Brock Mercado hit an RBI single to cut the gap to one run. Civitello intentionally walked Gallagher to load the bases. But Toms River then brought in Roncin to end the threat.Brian Furey pitched five effective innings against a strong Toms River team.No Cape May C0unty team had ever before won a sectional title and advanced to state-level competition.The field neutral field (improved with the help of Mark and Al Leiter, Major League pitchers who grew up in the town) on Monday night was surrounded by Toms River fans 10 deep on all sides except the third-base line, where the Ocean City contingent set up camp, doing a good job of offsetting the “We are TR” chants.The team is made up of all-stars from the six teams of the Ocean City-Upper Township league (three from each town).The complete lineup for the team is as follows:Gannon BradyEric GreenlingJoe GallagherBrock MercadoLuke BowmanBrian FureyJohn LloydM.J. GinnNick TroianoGavyn FoxJake McKennaTodd ReimetIsaac EberlyGreg Brady, Frank Fumo and Joe Furey are coaches.Furey was the starting pitcher and left the game in the fifth inning with OC-UT trailing by just one run. He had an RBI single. Mercado had a two-run homer in addition to his RBI single in the final inning.The scoreboard measures the pitch count for each pitcher. Players are allowed to throw only 85 pitches in a game.last_img read more

Middleton brother makes another loss with cake business

first_imgThe cake business of James Middleton, brother of Kate Middleton the Duchess of Cambridge, has made a loss for its third consecutive year.His firm the Nice Group recorded losses of £23,353 on Companies House, and accounts revealed that members of the family had secured the companies overdraft.The company has a cake business, a cake decorating business and now a new marshmallow business called Boomf, which involves selling marshmallows with personalised pictures printed on them.Mr Middleton said: “this year will be the deciding year for the Nice Group, my focus over the last year has been with Boomf as it has really taken off, we managed to secure £1m in funding and [are] up 320% from last Christmas.” He also said that he was not concerned about the losses made, citing that it was not uncommon for new start-up companies to make a loss in early stages.The cake business sells personalised cakes and cupcakes, with logos and pictures on them.The Nice Group was set up in 2007, and Middleton dropped out of the University of Edinburgh to set the business up.last_img read more

Telluride’s RIDE Festival Paves New Ground In 2019 With Additional 3rd Day

first_imgTelluride, Colorado’s RIDE Festival will return for its eighth annual event in 2019, which also marks the festival’s first year expanding to three days. Slated to go down on July 12th, 13th, and 14th at Telluride’s Town Park, this year will see RIDE Festival welcome Athens, GA rockers and Telluride favorites Widespread Panic as their headliner for the first two nights, plus an additional headlining performance from Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. Friday night’s Widespread Panic show marks this year’s newest addition to the festival, held on the Fred Shellman Memorial stage.RIDE Festival 2019 will also feature appearances by Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Rose Hill Drive, Black Pistol Fire, BIG Something, The Temperance Movement, Dorothy, The Shelters, Los Colognes, Pony Bradshaw, Thunderpussy, The Commonheart, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, The Yawpers, and Heavy Diamond Ring.After the festival ends each evening, attendees will have the opportunity to attend a plethora of NightRIDE programming featuring special musical events held at Telluride’s favorite venues and bars throughout the downtown area. All NightRIDE shows are free for all RIDE Festival pass holders, except for those held at Sheridan Opera House. Tickets for the Sheridan Opera House shows can be purchased through the festival’s website here.There’s something magical about Telluride that is unavoidable upon first sight. Celebrated for its rugged and expansive ski terrain, majestic mountains, hiking, breweries, rivers and waterfalls, and panoramic views, the tiny historic mining town-turned-tourist-hot-spot is one of Colorado’s most renowned mountain towns. Known to music aficionados, the annual RIDE Festival draws 8,000+ fans to the picturesque Telluride Town Park to experience seasoned and emerging performers in an intimate setting unlike any other.Ticket holders will have the option to rent a traditional mountain lodge, condo, or townhome during their visit, or stay in one of the scenic camping spots located adjacent to the festival grounds. Limited lodging is available for the annual event, so fans are encouraged to secure accommodations early.You can purchase tickets for the eighth annual RIDE Festival here, and learn more information about the festival on its website.Enter To Win A Pair Of VIP Passes With Camping:<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>last_img read more