Weekly Round Up... 8 June 2021
With Global Motor Neurone Disease (MND) day just around the corner the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) has announced its plans to host a virtual Drink Tea for MND event on 21 June. If hosting an online tea event isn’t for you then during MND Awareness Month of June the organisation will be inviting donations through its website www.imnda.ie. Over the course of the month, IMNDA will be sharing the stories of people living with MND throughout the country to create awareness of how the organisation is consistently supporting over 400 families across Ireland who otherwise would have nowhere else to turn. “Drink Tea Campaign in June is one of the biggest events for the IMNDA,” said Derbhla Wynne, PR & Communications Executive, IMNDA. “Last year it raised over €250,000 and this went towards providing some of the vital supports to people living with MND, such as Home visiting by our four MND nurse specialists, assistance towards home care, providing specialist medical equipment free of charge to our clients, supporting research into the causes and treatments of MND, and providing access to a Free phone Information support line for clients and families,” she added.
All of meatpacker JBS SA's global facilities are fully operational after a weekend cyberattack disrupted much of its North American and Australian operations, the company said on Thursday. The Brazilian meatpacker's arm in the United States and Pilgrim's Pride, a U.S. chicken company mostly owned by JBS, lost less than one day's worth of food production following the hack, according to a statement. It said the losses will be recovered by the end of next week. JBS has recovered faster than some meat buyers and market analysts expected from the 30 May ransomware attack, which the White House linked to a Russia-based group. The attack followed one last month by a group with ties to Russia on Colonial Pipeline, which crippled fuel delivery for several days in the U.S. Southeast.
In celebration of World Pride Month, Deliveroo is partnering with award winning Irish author Meg Grehan from County Louth, and the top burger restaurant chain Wowburger, to offer free LGBTQ children’s books with selected meals. The books, The Deepest Breath and The Space Between, are two exceptionally unique and progressive stories with LGBTQ themes aimed at children and young teens published by independent publishing company Little Island Books. Customers placing an order with Wowburger on the Deliveroo app in Dublin and Cork will be able to opt in to add the books to deliveries with selected meal orders. Meg Grehan, author, said,"I believe stories like mine can play a part, however small, in starting a conversation about the importance of queer representation in kids’ books and media.”
Dutch retailer Jumbo has announced that three farmers from the Netherlands are featuring on the packaging of six artisanal products in its new range of dairy products. They are the first suppliers of the retailer's newest dairy line, 'Direct van de Boerderij' (direct from the farm). The initial offer in the new range comprises full-fat and semi-skimmed Jersey milk, buttermilk, butter, organic full-fat quark and full-fat yoghurt from the three different farms. For many Jumbo customers, it is important to know where their products come from, and this new line caters to this requirement. Furthermore, appreciation for small-scale, high-quality products that are manufactured with care for people, animals, and the environment is growing. Farmer Kees, who supplies the Jersey milk, said the milk is produced without additives in the small-scale factory in his own yard.
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