Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear TAGSContactless PaymentCOVID-19Face CoveringsPublix Super Markets Inc.Reusable Bags Previous articleDiversity forward media legislation passes committee under Rep. Demings co-leadership and bi-partisan supportNext articleSeeing through the eyes of another Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Publix thanks its customers for working together to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Besides face masks, they are encouraging cleaning reusable shopping bags after shopping, and using contactless pay options.From Publix Super Markets, Inc.Beginning Tuesday, July 21, customers will be required to use face coverings over their noses and mouths while inside any of its 1,200+ Publix stores. This new mandate is encouraged by the CDC for most individuals, and Publix is following the CDC guidelines.The Florida-based store is also re-emphasizing the CDC’s recommendation to keep six feet of distance from other people in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Publix has put into place new measures to help customers maintain that required distance for their customers and associates.Most of their stores have already had one-way directional signs to reduce customers’ chances of passing another shopper, as well as marking off 6-foot increments at checkout. In addition, Publix managers continue to have the discretion to limit the number of shoppers in a store at one time.As the positive COVID-19 numbers continue to persist, they are asking shoppers to please shop alone, if possible, and to consider two additional ways to keep each other safe: cleaning your reusable bags after each shopping excursion, and utilizing contactless payment options.Get in the habit: Clean your bags after every trip.Publix explains that, while certainly we’re all being more cautious these days, it’s always been important to take good care of the bags used to carry food. Toward that endeavor, they offer some tips for proper use of reusable bags:At HomeCloth bag: Toss your bags in the washing machine and launder in hot water with detergent. Machine or line dry. Do this after every shopping trip.Non-woven polypropylene, nylon, or polyester bags: Remove any inserts and turn bags inside-out. (Clean inserts with a disinfecting spray cleaner.) Hand wash in warm water with soap and rinse. Turn inside out and line dry. Do this after every shopping trip.Store bags in a clean, cool location – not in the car.Clean areas where you unload reusable bags, such as the kitchen counter or table.Do not use reusable grocery bags for other purposes; designate them just for groceries.At the StoreBefore placing meat, poultry, or fish in your reusable bag, place those items in the disposable plastic bags conveniently located in those departments.Contactless pay optionsPublix rolled out contactless pay to all its stores on April 4, including GreenWise Market. This is one more measure they took to protect the health and well-being of its customers and associates during the coronavirus pandemic, and they are encouraging customers to utilize this option.A contactless payment is made by placing a smartphone or contactless pay-enabled credit or debit card near a contactless-enabled device, rather than swiping or inserting a card into the PIN pad. The most commonly known forms of contactless payments are Apple Pay®, Google Pay™ and Samsung Pay®.This digital payment method is in addition to the existing mobile pay option through the Publix app, which customers can still use to finalize their purchases.Click here for FAQ on Publix contactless pay options. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply
News Receive email alerts RSF_en With firing of four editors, “repolonisation” under way in Poland Follow the news on Poland News News Reporters Without Borders has learned that members of the special services entered the apartment of freelance journalist Sylwester Latkowski in the early hours of this morning in order to arrest former interior minister Janusz Kaczmarek in connection with a leak about an anti-corruption operation.Kaczmarek, who was fired as interior minister at the start of the month, testified on 22 August to the parliament’s secret services commission that the phones of journalists critical of the government were tapped on the orders of justice minister Zbigniew Ziobro and Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski. “Today’s secret service raid on the home of a journalist as he and a colleague were preparing an article for Polityka on the tapping of the phones of journalists and opposition politicians is disturbing,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We call on the authorities to establish a special parliamentary commission to look into the tapping of journalists’ phones.”Latkowski said he was stunned by the raid on his apartment. “I am afraid, I no longer have any confidence in state institutions,” he said. Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News PolandEurope – Central Asia —————————————————————24.08.2007 : Ex-minister accuses intelligence services of tapping journalists’ phonesFormer government member Janusz Kaczmarek, who was fired as interior minister earlier this month, reportedly told a behind-closed-doors meeting of the parliamentary commission for the secret services on 22 August that the phones of journalists critical of the government were tapped on the orders of justice minister Zbigniew Ziobro and Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski.“It is unacceptable that a European Union member allows such practices to take place,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Even if Polish journalists think these practices are common, it in no way reduces their gravity. It is outrageous that the secret services were told to try to manipulate the executives and editors of leading news media. This should be the subject of a high-level independent enquiry.”The press freedom organisation added: “Kaczmarek said he was ready to testify to a special parliamentary commission. We hope that such a commission will be created, even if the ruling Law and Justice Party blocked the creation of two other parliamentary commission requested by the opposition.Kaczmarek’s testimony to the parliamentary commission for the secret services was revealed by opposition legislators, including Pawel Gras of the PO and Jerzy Szmajdzinski of the SLD. They said he named two journalists whose phones had been tapped – Wojciech Czuchnowski of Gazeta Wyborcza and Maciej Duda, who used to work for the national daily Rzeczpospolita.According to Gras and Szmajdzinski, Kaczmarek accused Ziobro of using the entire security apparatus (police, prosecutors and secret services), with the Prime Minister’s full agreement, to reinforce the government’s authority and weaken the opposition. He also reportedly claimed that the secret services were told to look for ways to compromise and blackmail the owners of three leading media – the TV stations Polsat and TVN and the newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza.A longtime close ally of Ziobro, Kaczmarek said he was fired because he could no longer go along with the government’s way of working. “We live in a totalitarian state,” he said.Ziobro and six other ministers held a news conference at the office’s of the president yesterday to deny Kaczmarek’s allegations. They accused him to trying to discredit Poland’s judicial and security apparatus at the behest of “Poland’s enemies.” However, they refused to respond to any specific allegations, citing the requirements of state and judicial confidentiality. June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further May 10, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information August 30, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Secret services raid journalist’s home to arrest ex-minister who blew whistle on tapping PolandEurope – Central Asia Organisation Poland’s new social media law puts freedom of expression at risk, RSF warns January 28, 2021 Find out more
Chevler has introduced a range of coloured tulip muffin wraps, following the recent launch of coloured cupcake cases, in a “convenient pack size” more suitable for the craft baker and smaller-scale producers. The new muffin cases, in red, yellow and orange, with a black variety to launch soon, and a pink case to launch later this summer, join the existing brown wrap.”Chevler developed the brimmed muffin cup and tulip muffin wrap, which took the market by storm when they were launched and were instrumental in driving the sale of baked goods in coffee shops,” said sales director Mike Wescomb.He added that Chevler hopes the new colourful wraps will enable its customers to take advantage of the continued volume growth in the market.”We have also produced them in a size that will allow bakers considerable flexibility in the amount of frosting they want to use.”The muffin wraps are made using high-quality Scandinavian natural greaseproof paper.
Sharing is caring! Share Share NewsRegional Trinidadian receives highest CARICOM honour by: – July 11, 2012 Tweet 15 Views no discussions Kamaluddin Mohammed awarded the Order of the Caribbean Community. (Photo: caribbeanmuslims.com)CASTRIES, St Lucia, Wednesday July 11, 2012 – Kamaluddin Mohammed, former Trinidad and Tobago cabinet minister and ambassador to CARICOM, is this year’s recipient of the region’s highest award, the Order of the Caribbean Community (OCC).The Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, at its 33rd Regular Meeting in Saint Lucia, conferred this honour for the decisive role Mohammed played in the “Replanting of the Caribbean Vineyard.”The OCC is awarded to Caribbean nationals whose legacy in the economic, political, social and cultural development of Caribbean society is considered phenomenal.The Award was established at the Eighth Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government in 1987 and its first recipients were Trinidad and Tobago’s William Demas, Guyana’s Sir Shridath Ramphal and Saint Lucia’s Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott.Mohammed’s political career has spanned 30 years, during which he has served as the head of various ministries, as well as in the capacity of acting prime minister in Trinidad. He is also the recipient of a Doctor of Letters honoris causa from the University of the West Indies (UWI) and his country’s highest award, the Order of Trinidad and Tobago.In a citation read by Ambassador Colin Granderson, CARICOM Secretariat Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community Relations Directorate, Mohammed was singled out for his contribution as Minister of West Indian Affairs, especially in relation to his contribution to the forging of Caribbean economic cooperation.The Citation stated that his role in the early integration movement earned him the moniker “Mr CARIFTA” which was no misnomer, and given the Community’s trade and economic cooperation structures including the Single Market which have been built on the foundations that he played such a leading role in “planting”, makes him most deserving of the Community’s highest accolade …Mohammed is now entitled to affix the letters OCC behind his name. He also received an 18 carat medallion and a miniature version of the CARICOM insignia in the form of a lapel pin. He joins the ranks of 24 other Caribbean stalwarts. Caribbean 360 News Share