Future of CBD in Grocery webinar: meet the panellists

first_imgLeila joined the ACI in 2020 after developing advocacy and support provisions for medical cannabis patients as the chair of a national campaign group, the United Patients Alliance, in 2019. She previously led high-profile social and political change campaigns in the UK and abroad and worked in cause-related roles in social enterprise and citizen science. Rosemary has served as a C-suite executive at several biopharma and investment companies and has led multiple successful drug development initiatives. Rosemary is a Charter Trustee at the University of Pennsylvania and Co-Chair the Leonard Davis Institute Executive Advisory Board at Wharton. Time is running short to register for The Grocer’s exclusive webinar on the future of CBD in grocery.Due to broadcast on 22 September at 11am, the webinar will pull together top experts in retail, food safety and manufacturing to discuss the opportunities, threats and challenges surrounding this complex but exciting area.It comes as the fast-growing edible CBD trend is set for a sea change – with products given until 31 March to attain novel food status or risk being pulled from retailers’ shelves. Achieving the status can be a lengthy and costly process, further complicated by the pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic.Our panel will look at how legislation is changing, which products will be affected, how brands and retailers are getting ready for next March, and what the future will look like for CBD food and drink.You’ll get a chance to submit a question to the panel when you register your interest here. So who are they?Leila Simpson, head of external affairs, Association for the Cannabinoid Industry Al Overton, buying director, Planet Organic Al qualified as a herbalist in 1999 and has been involved in natural health retail ever since. Over his 19 year career at Planet Organic he has done almost every job possible, and now as buying director looks after a dynamic and industry leading buying team.Paul Tossell, head of novel foods, Food Standards Agency Rosemary Mazanet, Chief Scientific Officer, Columbia Care Paul has been head of the FSA’s radiological, genetically modified (GM), novel foods and feed additives team since January 2019. He has overseen policy development on CBD compliance with novel food regulations. Paul has been with the FSA since its formation in 2000, having previously worked for the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF).Click or tap here to register for the webinarlast_img read more

New 3ID chief warns Panay, Negros rebels: ‘WE’LL HUNT, HIT YOU HARD’

first_imgHe was also the Chief of Morale andWelfare Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, J1, andAssistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, G2, 8th Infantry Division,Philippine Army. (With a report from thePhilippine News Agency/PN) Vinoya is a member of the PhilippineMilitary Academy “Hinirang” Class of 1987. Vinoya replaced Major General DinohDolina who officially retired yesterday. The turnover of command was held atCamp Peralta, the headquarters of the 3ID in Jamindan, Capiz. He had served various significantpositions in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to include being Chiefof Staff of the General Headquarters and Headquarters Service Command. Meanwhile, Major General Dinoh Dolinathanked “allthe people in the region, the local governments and stakeholders for thesupport given me for nearly two years of leadership here.” His older brother was Police ChiefSuperintendent Asher Dolina, a graduate of PMA Class 1984 and Brigadier GeneralTirso Dolina, Philippine Army chaplain. Dolina had been chief of the Army’sOffice of the Legislative Affairs, General Headquarters. Dolina was a seasoned combat officerwho rose from the ranks, being a platoon leader, company commander, battalioncommander, and later as brigade commander of the 802nd Infantry Brigade inOrmoc City, Leyte. Good governance is key to ending therebellion, he stressed, thus mayors and governors must “do their part…byensuring that their mandate is carried out as expected.” “Iam calling the leaders and members of the NPA to surrender now or suffer thefull force of the Spearhead Troopers,” he said. “We will do our best to meet the 2020deadline,” said Vinoya. Vinoya vowed tocontinue the programs of previous 3ID commanders and sustain the gains made,particularly in the anti-insurgency campaign.center_img “If you don’t surrender, expect morecombat encounters in the next few weeks. All military units in our area ofresponsibility will be utilized to hunt you and hit you very hard,” he warnedthe rebels. To the rebels, he further said, “Youstill have a chance to leave the armed movement and go back to the fold of lawenjoying true freedom and various government basic services together with yourloved ones.” Hebecame the 3ID commander on Dec. 29, 2017. Asthen assistant division commander, he replaced the retiring Major General JonAying (now mayor of Sara, Iloilo). “Iam determined to accomplish the mission given me using the full force of thePhilippine Army. We are really serious in ending the insurgency. It is a menaceto society,” he said. A native of Palo, Leyte, he was amember of the Philippine Military Academy Class 1985 had two other brothers inthe armed service. “We must be more aggressive, proactiveand purposive in our efforts,” said Vinoya, citing President Rodrigo Duterte’sExecutive Order 70 on the whole-of-nation approach to end the insurgency. He appealed for support from localchief executives and the public in general. The 3ID troops must deal with sevenrebel fronts operating in 87 barangays, said Vinoya, who had served ascommander of Task Force Negros that ran after rebels in that island prior tobecoming the 3ID assistant division commander. The Communist Party of the Philippines– New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) has two options only, according to Vinoya:surrender and live peacefully or die for the “wrong principles.” ILOILO City – The target is to end theinsurgency by 2020, according to Brigadier General Eric Vinoya, new commanderof the Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) which operates in theislands of Panay and Negros.last_img read more

Tite hails ‘extraordinary’ Neymar’s golden return

first_img0Shares0000Brazil star Neymar made a superb return from injury against Croatia © AFP / Oli SCARFFLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Jun 3 – Neymar proved his fitness for the World Cup with an explosive return to action that left Brazil manager Tite stunned as the superstar’s superb strike inspired Sunday’s 2-0 win over Croatia.Sidelined for 98 days after breaking a metatarsal and spraining his ankle while playing for Paris Saint-Germain in late February, Neymar had confessed to concerns about his fitness ahead of the World Cup in Russia. But, after appearing as a half-time replacement for Fernandinho, Neymar eased his country’s fears by scoring a magnificent individual goal in the 68th minute at Anfield.Tite couldn’t believe what he’d just seen from the striker in his first appearance for over three months.“For the first match back I actually expected less from him! I would have been happy with a quieter performance,” Tite said.“What he did was really extraordinary. Neymar is an extraordinary individual talent but the goal he scored came from a move, a build-up, involving the whole team.“He’s aware of what they bring to him.”Tite, who has now led Brazil to 16 victories in 20 games in charge, was understandably keen to focus on his team’s efforts, rather than Neymar’s solo contribution.But he knows the world’s most expensive footballer is destined to steal the headlines from his side’s impressive World Cup warm-up victory.“In terms of scoring, the responsibility doesn’t just fall on his shoulders,” Tite said.“He just has to keep working hard, like he is doing, working for the team and keep the team at the forefront of his mind.”Brazil have returned to train in London, where they have been using the facilities of Premier League club Tottenham, before moving on to Austria to face the hosts in Vienna in their final friendly on Sunday.One week later, Tite leads Brazil against Switzerland in their opening group match as the Selecao start their quest for a sixth World Cup title.They do so on the back of a solid victory against fellow World Cup qualifiers Croatia, which also featured a stoppage-time goal from Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino.“At half-time, I said to the players, you’re in a battle out there, the opposition is playing at a very high level,” said Tite.“But this is what they have to expect at the World Cup. There are going to be moments when the opponents are on top and it makes a difference if you can soak that up and show your superiority.”– Global icon –The visit to the north-west of England may also prove memorable for Neymar’s team mate Fred, the Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder who is on the brink of a transfer to Manchester United.Reports in Brazil suggested Fred was leaving his national squad and making the short trip to Manchester in readiness for a medical and to complete the signing for the Premier League club.Tite declined to reveal whether that was the case, but did confirm that talks are on-going and urged United and Fred to complete the business as quickly as possible.“Something like this speculation is inevitable when you’re meeting in the summer and players are always thinking of their careers,” he said.“What we say is please resolve it as soon as possible so your head is back with us and focused on the national team.“But if I was the manager of a club team, I would be looking to sign him.”Meanwhile, Brazil’s former Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho believes the World Cup is an opportunity for a new global icon to emerge and challenge the domination of Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo.The Barcelona star considers Neymar and his former Liverpool colleague Mohamed Salah of Egypt the most likely candidates.“Messi and Ronaldo have been up there on their own for so many years. I think it may be time for other players to aspire to be the best in the world,” he said.“For me, Salah and Neymar have serious chances to do that.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more