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Hunters’ ‘open day’ celebrates biodiversity and sustainable management at Buskett

An open day organised by the Federation for Hunting and Conservation Malta (FKNK) in collaboration with the environment ministry served as as educational and awareness-raising exercise for visitors at the height of migration for many bird species, despite serious reports of poaching and illegal hunting taking place.

Buskett is amongst the most important Natura 2000 sites in Malta as an important grounds for many plants, birds, mammals, reptiles, and insects.

We need to understand those who live a rural lifestyle, and respect our cultural heritage, but most importantly, understand the value of effective dialogue, of balance, and recognise that various sustainable activities can be more than compatible with conservation objectives and contribute positively to biodiversity in many sites, especially within the framework of a management plan.

“Effective dialogue and partnership between environmentalists, hunters, farmers, landowners, authorities, and keeping an honest and open mind and mutual understanding can be transformative: creating solutions for a variety of problems, from biodiversity to conservation to rural development to climate change,” Farrugia said.

We promise to reciprocate with facts by means of projects that encourage conservation and enhance biodiversity,” said FKNK President Joe Perici Calascione.

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Winnebago Industries Announces Huw Bower as President, Winnebago Outdoors

Happe continued, "Winnebago is the most well-known brand of recreational vehicles in the world, and we believe it is time to bring both the motorhome and towables businesses under that iconic brand together.

While Huw will drive profitable growth within our Winnebago-branded recreational and specialty vehicles businesses, his knowledge of other outdoor markets will be welcomed as we also explore new revenue opportunities for the Winnebago brand."

Bower joins Winnebago Industries after more than 15 years in brand leadership and executive roles at Brunswick Corporation, a global leader in the marine industry.

Winnebago Industries is a leader and growing parent company in the outdoor lifestyle products arena, with several premium brands in its recreational portfolio – Winnebago, Grand Design, Newmar, and Chris-Craft.

The moves announced today by Winnebago Industries do not have any impact on the leadership or operating structure of the Company's Grand Design, Newmar and Chris-Craft brands.

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You’re generating so much waste with your food deliveries. What if it came in reusable containers instead

Hoell was working in healthcare at the time, but volunteering to help restaurants improve sustainability, and saw that restaurants didn’t have a good option for takeout and delivery orders.

So in her new startup called Dispatch Goods, Hoell is testing a new approach—reusable takeout containers that can be given to customers, returned for cleaning, and then used again by the restaurant hundreds of times.

The startup began working with a handful of tech companies in San Francisco in late 2019, partnering with restaurants near office buildings so employee lunch orders could come in reusable containers.

In a new pilot with DoorDash and a San Francisco pizza restaurant called the Square Pie Guys, the company is now providing reusable pizza containers—in this case, a hacked cookie tray with a lid, because the startup hasn’t found a suitable reusable pizza box—and smaller steel bowls for side dishes.

Customers select the reusable option at checkout, paying a small fee, and then leave the containers outside in a reusable bag; the startup takes a loop through the neighborhood for collection, like curbside recycling.

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Many MS Patients Struggle With Finances, Forgo Treatments

"Our study results demonstrate the high prevalence of financial toxicity for MS patients and the resulting decisions patients make that impact their health care and lifestyle," said study author Dr. Gelareh Sadigh, an assistant radiology professor at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.

The study, sponsored by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute in Reston, Va., is the first to evaluate "financial toxicity" in MS patients and whether financial hardship is associated with forgoing medication and imaging follow-up prescribed in their treatment plan, the authors said.

MS patients can face considerable financial struggles due to expensive treatments, high rates of disability and lost income.

"Over the last 20 years, higher out-of-pocket costs for advanced imaging tests and increased cost sharing have caused the financial burdens on MS patients to escalate.

"In addition to the impact on adherence, financial toxicity was associated with significantly lower physical health-related quality of life, demonstrating the broad consequences of treatment costs for many MS patients," added Duszak, vice chair for health policy and practice in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Emory.

Auntie Anne’s Was the Best Part of Going Anywhere

The horny butter smell of the Auntie Anne’s pretzel counter is a hundred times more enticing than Subway bread smell, the type of thing that triggers hunger pangs where one may not have noticed hunger before.

Instead, the real comfort will be, god help me, standing in Penn Station again, chewing on a sweet, golden pretzel, waiting to run to my train with melted butter coating my hand.

I don’t want Auntie Anne’s to be my go-to comfort food, available whenever I’m sad or stressed.

But Auntie Anne’s is almost decadent enough to make you want to head to LaGuardia or Penn Station solely for the pretzel.

Auntie Anne’s makes it its business to be in places that you don’t want to be — like the old Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport or the most depressing section of your local malls.

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Column: The restaurant system is broken. How do you fix it

We may not ever do away with Instagram, or celebrity culture, or get to a place where restaurants and chefs are reviewed — and rewarded — based on how happy their employees are and the positive change they effect in their communities.

The restaurant partnered with a local children’s museum, he said, offering meals and cooking classes in exchange for admission to a summer camp program for the children of a couple of Smallsugar’s employees.

After closing their New York City restaurant, Birds & Bubbles, in 2017 because of a landlord conflict, Hoskins and Simmons moved permanently to Columbia and “readjusted our priorities,” opening restaurants with an eye toward quality of life.

One way to change restaurant culture may lie in creating an environment that focuses less on headlines, awards and glorifying a gladiator-style grind in the kitchen — one that can lead to undercompensated workers focusing on who gets credit for the creation of dishes and who has paid their dues — and more on developing the training and well-being of the staff.

“Beyond underlying racism and misogyny, it rewarded people who were not necessarily the best employees but were willing to kill themselves for the restaurant,” buying into the macho, work-all-the-time ethos that exists in some kitchens.

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YouTube couple criticized for extravagant gender reveal on tallest building in the world

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER Last week, a family’s gender reveal party outside Los Angeles caused the El Dorado Fire, which has covered 13,920 acres as of Friday night, according to KTLA.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP “People spending insane amounts of money on a gender reveal party, right after a gender reveal party set half of America on fire is like the most Dubai thing I've ever seen,” one person wrote.

However, the couple is being blasted on social media for the party, both for its extravagance and timing, as one gender reveal party in Southern California with a "smoke-generating pyrotechnic device" caused a massive wildfire last weekend.

RECENT VIRAL GENDER REVEAL PARTIES SHOW INJURY, OPULENCE The last few minutes of the video show a 10-second countdown in pink and blue lights on the side of the Burj Khalifa, before the mega skyscraper is lit up in blue with the words: “It’s a boy.”

(iStock) After the fire was started last week, Jenna Karvunidis, who is considered the creator of gender reveal parties, urged people to stop holding the parties.

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Permanent To-Go-Cocktails And Restaurant Bailout Funds May Come More Easily With More Muscle Behind Them

Though DISCUS and the NRA already exist to lobby government, they believe they can present a unified and thus stronger front by forming the Hospitality Recovery Coalition with the American Distilled Spirits Alliance (ADSA), which represents spirits manufacturers, importers and marketers; the Council of State Restaurant Associations (CSRA); and TIPs, the country’s dominant safe alcohol service training and certification program.

The National Restaurant Association (NRA), another member of the coalition, predicts the US restaurant industry will lose $240 billion by the end of this year.

Hospitality businesses continue to be faced with devastating impacts and instability,” emails Chris Swonger, president and CEO of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), one of the participating organizations.

(Photo by Mairo Cinquetti/NurPhoto via Getty Images) NurPhoto via Getty Images Federal, state and local governments have provided some respite to hospitality businesses this year by relaxing numerous laws that govern the sale and consumption of food and alcohol during COVID lockdown restrictions.

At the beginning of September, DISCUS Vice President of State Government Relations David Wojnar submitted testimony in favor of a bill to permanently allow the sale of to-go-cocktails and the statewide sale of spirits on Sundays to the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.

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Watch Dogs: Legion is getting Aiden Pearce post-launch

However, if you have large hands, you may struggle to find a mouse that feels comfortable for you.

I like 'em big...I like 'em chunky These are the best gaming mice for folks with large hands A great gaming mouse is important for anyone looking to get into PC gaming.

Thankfully, there are plenty of plus-sized mouse options on the market.

Single-family rentals surging in North Texas during pandemic

What percentage of the housing market does single-family rentals make up?

Areas like Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Austin, these are all very strong markets for single-family rentals and they have been for quite some time.

The reason behind the increased demand is that most Americans will be working and studying from home for the foreseeable future, so they’re looking for affordable homes in quality neighborhoods with all the amenities and conveniences offered by a single-family home lifestyle, said David Howard, the executive director of the National Rental Home Council.

The index shows strong growth in the single-family rental market during the initial months of the COVID-19 crisis, April through June.

The National Rental Home Council recently released its latest Single-Family Rental Market Index, which shows that demand for rental homes has surged during the pandemic.

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McDonald's customer jailed for climbing into drive-thru window, attacking employees over cookie

(iStock) The judge sentenced Daja Tucker to 90 days in jail over the incident, WANE reports.

An Ohio woman was sentenced to 90 days in jail after she reportedly attacked McDonald's employees after she didn't receive a cookie.

According to the reports, the customer climbed through the restaurant’s drive-thru window and attacked three employees because she didn’t receive a cookie.

An Ohio judge sentenced a woman to jail time over a violent incident that occurred at a McDonald’s earlier this year.

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS At the time, the teenage victim’s mom told a local news outlet, “She asked my daughter if she had a problem and my daughter said, 'No, I have no problem' and then the woman said, 'Oh we can take this outside.'”

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Diagnosed With Four Mental Disorders, Her Failed Suicide Attempt Taught Her To Embrace Life

For World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, one woman reflects on her battle with four diagnosed mental disorders, and what self-love looks like following a suicide attempt.

Lynette, who now works as a UX designer, recalls: “Ten days after the relationship was over, I found out that my ex was in a relationship with another woman.

After contemplated suicide for the second time that year, Lynette realised that she needed to pick herself up.

She had battled depression for years, and had been diagnosed with four mental disorders: bipolar, anxiety, clinical depression and bulimia.

Lynette weaned herself off medication last year, and changed her lifestyle to a healthy and active one.

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Watch: Here’s how you can create stronger bonds with people

I’ve found that the secret to connecting in the high-tech, fast-paced world that we live in, is doing a few small things the old-fashioned way,” begins the narrator of a video titled ‘5 ways to create stronger connection’.

The last way would be to “turn the video on, because that’s when you can see the real personality come out.

ALSO READ | The simple technique of using mindfulness to unlearn bad habits The video concludes with this message: “The more you can take time to develop genuine, authentic relationships, the more you’re going to be able to realise your dreams.

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McDonalds Reveals a Commercial With Travis Scott — and He’s Wearing His Air Jordan 1

Scott’s meal arrived at McDonald’s locations today and will be available until Oct. 4.

This is the first time in nearly 30 years we’ve introduced a superstar’s name to our menu — we’re excited to bring the Travis Scott Meal to a McDonald’s near you starting next week.”

Aside from the meal, McDonald’s confirmed on Sept. 3 that Scott also designed custom apparel for the fast food chain’s crew.

In the video, a toy version of Scott — which resembles the one featured on his “Rodeo” album cover — broke down the meal while wearing his Air Jordan 1 High collab, which released in May 2019 with a the brown, black and sail color palette.

McDonald’s released a commercial today promoting Travis Scott’s new meal.

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Egg Prices Skyrocket During The Pandemic

VANEK SMITH: David says we will have to see what the courts decide about egg prices and whether it was price gouging or just, you know, fair economics or maybe unfair but legal economics.

VANEK SMITH: And with egg prices, here is where things get tricky.

GARCIA: And now, a bunch of states have responded by suing egg companies for price gouging.

Stacey Vanek Smith and Cardiff Garcia from our daily economics podcast The Indicator From Planet Money tell us egg-xactly (ph) what's going on with egg prices.

The price of eggs skyrocketed during the pandemic, and now some states are suing egg companies for price gouging.

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Ascott rewards members get more perks, status-match programme

CapitaStar members under the Raffles Prestige tier can also receive an ASR status upgrade to platinum, and a 25 per cent discount voucher for use at ASR participating serviced residences and hotels.

Meanwhile, existing and new ASR members who can show proof of a silver, gold or platinum status in a loyalty programme with other hospitality groups - and a stay with these other groups in the last 18 months - can get their ASR status changed to match, Ascott said.

Under a partnership with CapitaLand's lifestyle and shopping rewards programme CapitaStar, those who are both ASR and CapitaStar members in Singapore can now exchange their points between programmes.

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) CapitaLand's wholly-owned lodging business unit, The Ascott, is offering more perks to members of its Ascott Star Rewards (ASR) loyalty programme, it said in a press statement on Monday (Sept 7).

In its statement, Ascott said OCBC card members and Singapore Medical Association (SMA) members can also get complimentary ASR status upgrades and discount vouchers for use at ASR participating serviced residences and hotels till Dec 31, 2021.

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Domain dismisses reporter for fabrication

Domain has dismissed a junior lifestyle reporter after an investigation revealed she was fabricating quotes in articles that appeared on the real estate listing website.

Kate Bartels, who joined Domain in April 2019, wrote two articles that quoted Melbourne-based clinical psychologist Dr Sarah Barker.

Domain dismissed the reporter for failing to meet editorial standards and fabricating articles.

Domain has since publicly apologised for the two articles, but an investigation has discovered there have been multiple other incidents of fabricated quotes or interviews written by the reporter.

Hundreds of articles written by Bartels have been taken down from the Domain website until the investigation is complete.

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28 Things To Help You Make The Most Out Of Your Garage Space

Amazon Promising review: "This is going to make my life in the garage so much easier and save me from countless hours of searching around for little items all over the shop.

amazon.com, Amazon Promising review: "This tool tower is lightweight, movable, and extremely easy to put together.

amazon.com, Amazon Promising review: "This product is great in my opinion.

A steel pegboard, so strong you won't have to worry about hearing a loud clang in the middle of the night only to discover all of your tools fell off the garage wall.

Amazon, amazon.com Promising review: "After deciding that my garage needed a pegboard, I did a ton of research on traditional wood fiber, acrylic, and galvanized steel.

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The Pandemic's Ripple Effect On Northern California Businesses

And Bohemian Creamery owner Lisa Gottreich says other restaurants are buying small quantities of her cheeses to sell directly to customers, which she says does help while she searches for new retail markets in the San Francisco Bay Area.

(SOUNDBITE OF GOATS BLEATING) O'NEILL: A ranch hand by day, Guiterrez funds his newly established goat dairy with the sale of 250 gallons of goat milk each week to Bohemian Creamery.

(SOUNDBITE OF REFRIGERATOR DOOR CLOSING) O'NEILL: Before long, Gottreich was shipping regularly to renowned Northern California chefs, to high-end hotels and restaurants and even to the Obama White House.

The handcrafted cheeses Gottreich sells at Bohemian Creamery in Sebastopol, Calif., are to say the least unique, among them - goat milk cheese rolled in toasted, ground seaweed harvested from a nearby beach.

(SOUNDBITE OF GOAT BLEATING) STEPHANIE O'NEILL, BYLINE: It was 13 years ago when Lisa Gottreich decided to turn her twin passions for pet goats... (SOUNDBITE OF GOAT BLEATING) O'NEILL: ...And cheese-making to profit.

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How Ravi Shankar defied classical music’s orthodoxy

The failure of Shankar’s first marriage to Annapurna Devi, the daughter of his beloved guru is blamed on his promiscuous nature, but Indian Sun shows the truth to be more complicated and the relationship to be mutually toxic.

As Oliver Craske writes in Indian Sun, his magisterial biography of Shankar—the first in English— Billboard crowned the Indian musician its artist of that year.

As a young man employed with All India Radio in newly independent India, Shankar would go on to revolutionize orchestral arrangements for Indian classical music, set the score for the song Saare Jahan Se Achchha, and produce music for movies in Mumbai, Kolkata and beyond, for directors like Satyajit Ray, Tapan Sinha and Jonathan Miller.

This sentiment not only explains Shankar’s eventual decision to spend most of his life abroad, but also his exasperation with critics who condemned his collaborations with Western performers as “impure", a taint on his credentials as a Indian classical musician.

In Raag-Anuraag, a memoir he wrote in Bengali, Shankar had spoken about his unconventional lifestyle with a candour that is still rare in the tight-lipped world of Indian classical music.

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The best gliders and rocking chairs

If you're looking for a great rocking chair, the Baby Relax Mikayla Swivel Gliding Recliner is our top pick, thanks to its reclining capabilities and 360-degree swivel action.

If you look at a rocking chair or glider and think they're only for nursing mothers soothing a baby or senior citizens relaxing on the porch, you're partially right.

Rocking chairs are even having a resurgence these days.

Whether you're a new mom, a grandparent, or just someone who loves rocking chairs, we have a pick for you here.

Here are the best gliders and rocking chairs: Updated on 9/4/2020.

Developing Patent Portfolio: Taat Completes Filing of its First U.S. Patent for Beyond Tobacco™ Base Material Refinement Process

With the launch of Beyond Tobacco™ cigarettes set to take place in Q4 2020, the Company's management has elected to pursue patent protection of the proprietary attributes of its flagship product.

04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TAAT LIFESTYLE WELLNESS LTD. (CSE:TAAT) (OTC:TOBAF) (FRANKFURT: 2TP2) (the "Company" or "Taat") is pleased to announce that it has completed and filed a patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") for the proprietary refinement process of the base material for Beyond Tobacco™ cigarettes.

Because the flavour and aroma of Beyond Tobacco™ cigarettes are defining features of the product, it has become a priority for Taat to complete this patent application so that the Company can retain rights to this process for the 20-year lifespan of a U.S. patent upon finalization.

In preparation for launching Beyond Tobacco™ cigarettes, which is set to take place in Q4 2020, the Company has completed and filed a U.S. patent application for a proprietary refinement process of base cigarette material, which contributes to the tobacco flavour and aroma of Beyond Tobacco™ cigarettes, which contain no tobacco whatsoever.

Given the dominant role that patents and intellectual property rights have in the tobacco and cigarette industries, the Company has made protecting its proprietary method a top priority before Beyond Tobacco™ cigarettes are launched to the public.

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Massachusetts fisherman, 13, catches rare blue lobster: 'I was confused and excited

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER Carpenter is reportedly keeping the blue lobster in a “secret location in the bay” until he decides where it should go, WickedLocal.com reported.

“I’d seen YouTube videos of blue lobsters before but never thought I would catch one,” he told the website.

When he discovered the blue lobster in one of his 24 traps, he told WickedLocal.com that he was shocked.

Blue lobsters are so rare that they only occur in nature “about once in 200 million,” WickedLocal.com reported Thursday, citing the University of Maine Lobster Institute.

Blue lobsters only occur in nature about once in every 200 million, according to the University of Maine Lobster Institute.

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