RELATED: Developer ditches cookie-cutter design As Sekisui House welcomed their first residents to their West Village development in West End this week, they announced their food waste collection initiative from their retail precinct. West Village retail area.Source:Supplied OzHarvest Queensland state manager Amy Cobb said the initiative would ultimately include a dedicated food rescue space with cold room and dry stock shelving for retailers to place quality surplus food for donation. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< “(It) is supported by ongoing education and engagement activities to support retailers in minimising food waste and stopping good food from going to landfill,” Ms Cobb said. “OzHarvest’s refrigerated food rescue vans will pick up surplus, quality from this dedicated central space and deliver to over 20 local organisations like Footprints, Micah Projects Common Ground and the Big Issue.” The Garden Pantry at Sekisui … [Read more...] about Developer and food charity join forces to feed those in need
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U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a half-hour phone discussion on ways to maintain diplomacy with North Korea, Seoul said on Saturday, as Pyongyang warns of waning patience with stalled nuclear talks.The two leaders agreed that the situation has become “severe” and that “dialogue momentum should be maintained to achieve prompt results from denuclearisation negotiations,” South Korea's presidential Blue House said in a statement.They also agreed to consult regularly as needed, the statement said.Tensions are rising ahead of a year-end deadline set by North Korea, which has called on the United States to change its policy of demanding unilateral denuclearisation or leader Kim Jong Un may choose an unspecified “new path”.In a series of statements in recent weeks, senior North Korean officials have warned the United States not to ignore the deadline, and called Washington's offer of more talks a stalling tactic ahead … [Read more...] about Trump, S.Korea’s Moon discuss trying to maintain talks with N.Korea
The Woolworths OzHarvest Christmas Appeal is selling 50 cent tokens at every Woolworths register nationally until 24 December, with the aim of delivering the equivalent of three million meals where they’re needed. Ronni Kahn, CEO and Founder OzHarvest, with Claire Peters, Managing Director for Woolworths Supermarkets, launching the OzHarvest Christmas Appeal at Woolworths Norwest. Picture: supplied.Source:Supplied Food rescue charity OzHarvest currently services around 1,800 charities nationwide, with another 200 on a waiting list for assistance. OzHarvest Founder and CEO Ronni Kahn AO said, “Christmas is such a challenging time for vulnerable people, because all around you’re hearing messages of abundance, joy, gratitude (and) consumption (is) at its absolute highest. “If you have nothing, that’s when it feels the worst … and there’s absolutely no doubt that hunger needs and food relief has intensified – we know that.” Ms Kahn … [Read more...] about Turn 50 cents of charity into a $5 meal this Christmas with Woolworths’ OzHarvest Christmas Appeal
Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom said she was resigning because she did not believe May’s Brexit plan delivered on voters’ decision to leave the European Union. Ms May is battling to stay in office amid demands she resign over Britain’s stalled departure from the bloc. Ms Leadsom has been a strong pro-Brexit force in the government. She delivered a stinging resignation letter to Ms May, signed in turquoise ink — the colour of the Brexit Party. She lashed Ms May for “uncomfortable compromises” and said she was “fundamentally opposed” to the latest bill. The resignation comes just a day before the European elections, which the UK is embarrassingly taking place despite the Brexit vote — because of a six month delay to Brexit until October 31 this year. Downing Street published a statement expressing disappointment with Ms Leadsom’s decision which said she had “served with distinction”. A spokesman said … [Read more...] about British Prime Minister Theresa May faces another coup attempt
Email By Bridget Judd and Catherine Taylor Posted December 07, 2019 05:00:20 Photo: What do we do if smoke haze becomes the new norm? (AAP: Dean Lewins) Related Story: This graph shows how bad Sydney's smoke has been Related Story: Sydney smoke here to stay, authorities warn Related Story: Even if you don't live near a bushfire, your health could be at risk Map: Australia While towns along the east coast battle the blazes threatening to devour their homes, Sydney is fighting a different enemy: the pall of smoke that's choking the city.The air quality is already three times worse than at any moment in the past five years — and it's not showing signs of slowing down.Cue the familiar jibes about something not being taken seriously until it reaches Sydney. But fire ecologist Professor David Bowman says the city's woes are a sign of the state's bigger problem."The classic disaster narrative is disaster, [and then] disaster ends," he says."But this [fires] is not … [Read more...] about Smoke and bushfires are the new norm, so how do we beat the ‘airpocalypse’?