Henry Ridgwell, writing for Voice of America News, says that according to a recent report, “up to half of the food the world produces goes to waste.” The report was issued by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in Great Britain.
Ridgwell writes that “every year the world produces around four billion tons of food. And between a third and half of it goes to waste… in Southeast Asian countries for example, losses of rice can range from 37% to 80% of total production. Much of this can be traced to how it is harvested, stored and transported.” Continue reading →
According to a report in the Nashville City Paper, Chris Bostick, owner of area Carnival Kia auto dealerships, was indicted “by a Williamson County grand jury on two misdemeanor counts of domestic assault.” Continue reading →
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
The products in question are called Bugaboo Cameleon and Bugaboo Donkey Model Strollers. A button on the stroller’s carrycot/seat carry handle can become disengaged and cause the handle to detach, posing fall and choking hazards to young children. Continue reading →
In a recent article in the Gleaner (Henderson, Kentucky), Donna Stinnett writes about tourists spotting bald eagles aboard the yacht “CQ Princess” on Kentucky Lake. Along the waterway, the tourists thought they saw a juvenile eagle, but as Stinnett reports, “upon closer inspection with the help of a photographer’s really long lens, this bird wasn’t a juvenile bald eagle at all as initially thought by naturalists aboard the yacht tour…This one was a golden eagle sitting side-by-side with an adult bald eagle.”
Stinnett said that bird watchers are “finding it increasingly easier to spot the magnificent bald eagle along the state’s western waterways.” Continue reading →
CAMDEN, TENNESSEE — James Yeager, a resident of Camden, Tennessee, recently uploaded a video rant concerning gun control, after which he received national attention for his comments – including special attention from Homeland Security. In this video, the host of the show “Young Turks” discuss the rant. Please note that the language used in the video may not be suitable for all audiences.
According to an article in the Tennessean, Yeager “can no longer legally carry a handgun” and that the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security suspended James Yeager’s handgun carry permit.” The Tennessean also reported that “officials said the decision to suspend Yeager’s handgun carry permit was based on a ‘material likelihood of risk of harm to the public.’” Officials said, “Mr. Yeager’s comments were irresponsible, dangerous and deserved our immediate attention.”
According to the Tennessean and other sources, Yeager “is not a Department of Safety-certified instructor, nor is his school department-certified.”
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE — State Troopers located a missing two-year old male on Wednesday afternoon after a statewide Amber Alert was issued earlier in the morning. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued the alert.
The juvenile, from Houston County, was recovered unharmed with Austin Whitehead, 23 years of age, of Covington, Georgia, on Interstate 24 eastbound at mile marker 153 in Marion County. Continue reading →