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BEPA warns over egg supply

first_imgThere has been a reduction in the supply of legal eggs available for processing, the British Egg Products Association (BEPA) has warned.The shortage follows the implementation of the EU ban on conventional barren battery cages, which came into force on 1 January 2012.It is estimated that around one-quarter of EU cage egg production does not meet the legal requirements, according to BEPA. Eggs in the EU which do not meet the new legal requirements cannot be marketed outside the country in which they are produced, which has led to a shortage of legally-produced cage eggs across the EU.BEPA, which represents the UK’s leading egg processors, has said that the European Commission was warned as far back as 2006 that the ban on conventional battery cages could lead to a severe disruption of the EU egg market.Elwyn Griffiths, chairman, BEPA, said: “Even as late as last year, the Commission was telling us that it expected all EU countries to comply with the ban, although it was obvious to us that this would not be the case. The disruption that we are now seeing in the market could have been avoided if the European Commission had heeded our warnings.”Are you experiencing problems with your egg supply? Get in touch by emailing [email protected]>>Ban confirmed on imported battery eggslast_img read more

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Tales from the CryptoLocker: Dealing with ransomware

first_imgHello and welcome to my first blog post. I’m Andrew Morris, Regulatory Affairs Counsel at NAFCU, and I help develop NAFCU’s advocacy with regard to payments and cybersecurity issues. Today’s blog post will focus on ransomware and address what credit unions can do to prevent, respond to and recover from these types of attacks.As you have probably heard, a notorious variety of ransomware called “WannaCrypt” locked and disabled computer systems in at least 150 countries this past weekend. Beginning late last Friday, hospitals belonging to the U.K.’s NHS reported that their systems had been compromised, and not long after, the attack reached global proportions, with a second wave of attacks hitting countries in Asia on Monday. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Serene family sanctuary close to nature, and koalas

first_img25-27 Sugarwood Place CornubiaANYONE living at Sugarwood Place might get the occasional cuddly visitor.The quiet Cornubia street sits right next to the Forest Nature Refuge, a protected area that is populated with koalas.“We had a little koala tapping on our front door,” said Elesha Macdonald, who moved into the area 20 years ago. “Because the little fella could see his reflection on the glass, which was a bit cute.”Ms Macdonald and her husband built their five-bedroom home at the base of the forest purely for its serene location. 25-27 Sugarwood Place CornubiaMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours ago“You wouldn’t know there is a house anywhere near you, it is like you don’t have any neighbours,” she said. The 400sq m home sits on a 1766sq m block in a quiet cul-de-sac at the base of the nature park. The home has nature for its backyardInside, the home has five-bedrooms, and three bathrooms on a single storey, which Mrs Macdonald said made it the ideal home for raising children. There are multiple entertaining areas throughout the home, including a dining room, lounge room and a media room. Pool with a view.The suburb is about halfway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, but in an area where nature is right close by. 25-27 Sugarwood Place CornubiaOut the back there is an in-ground swimming pool and an outdoor alfresco dining area.“That outdoor entertainment area is where we spent most of our time,” she said. The trees from the forest never feel far away, and part of living at the home is getting used to seeing and hearing the wide array of animals that call the forest home. Most of the home has been renovated in the last two years, including fresh paint inside and out, and new Spanish clay tiles.The couple are planning on a sea-change to Redland Bay, and the home is on the market now. The home is located at 25-27 Sugarwood Place and is on the market now through Elders Real for offers above $799,000.last_img read more