Here’s Cameron’s response to the flooding in a nutshell:

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s David Cameron!)

This is David Cameron’s response to the flooding in a handy timeline:

Camerons response to flooding

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Erm … that’s it. So far.

I’ll let you know if he holds another meeting. Named after a snake.

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Related article by Tom Pride:

Cameron announces plan to reduce flooding by forcing it to work in Poundland

Cameron responds to floods crisis by holding a meeting. Named after a snake.

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Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts > Mars Foodservices US Recalls Infused Rice Products Sold For Wholesale Distribution –UNCLE BEN’S® Retail Grocery Products Not Affected–

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 9, 2014 – Mars Foodservices US is voluntarily recalling Foodservices UNCLE BEN’S® INFUSED® Rice products, which are only sold in 5 lbs and 25 lbs bags. UNCLE BEN’S® Brand Ready to Heat, Boxed, Bag or Cup Products available in supermarkets and other retail outlets are not involved. Our Foodservices Products are manufactured separately and are sold through wholesale distribution channels.

Only the following Foodservices products are impacted. These products should not be served or eaten. They should be returned to the distributor where purchased.

UNCLE BEN’S® INFUSED® Rice Roasted Chicken Flavor (25-lbs)       U3010501

UNCLE BEN’S® INFUSED® Rice Roasted Chicken Flavor (5 lbs) U0257000

UNCLE BEN’S® INFUSED® Rice Garlic & Butter Flavor (5-lbs) U0257100

UNCLE BEN’S® INFUSED® Rice Mexican Flavor (25-lbs) U0318000

UNCLE BEN’S® INFUSED® Rice Mexican Flavor (5-lbs) U0257300

UNCLE BEN’S® INFUSED® Rice Pilaf (5-lbs) U0262000

UNCLE BEN’S® INFUSED® Rice Saffron Flavor (5-lbs) U0263002

UNCLE BEN’S® INFUSED® Rice Cheese Flavor (5-lbs) U0262900

UNCLE BEN’S® INFUSED® Rice Spanish Flavor (25-lbs) U3012100

via Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts > Mars Foodservices US Recalls Infused Rice Products Sold For Wholesale Distribution –UNCLE BEN’S® Retail Grocery Products Not Affected–.

H7N9 Flu, Year Two: What Is Going On? – Wired Science

Poultry is a culturally significant dish for New Year festivities, and buying the bird live and having it killed remains a significant part of the process. Across Asia, persuading people to buy supermarket-style dead, cut-up chicken has been difficult just for normal family meals, and more difficult for holiday ones. Even when live-market closings have been ordered, the mandates are not always followed.

via H7N9 Flu, Year Two: What Is Going On? – Wired Science.

Tory Incompetents and Thames bursts banks as Cameron calls UK floods ‘bibilical’ | News | DW.DE | 10.02.2014

Communities Minister Eric Pickles joined the attack, suggesting that the government had “perhaps relied too much on the Environment Agency’s advice” on flood prevention. Pickles, a member of Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party, told BBC TV that “we thought we were dealing with experts.”

On Monday, Chris Smith, the head of the Environment Agency, hit back and accused ministers of having held back vital funds. Smith, a former member of parliament for the Labour Party, said the Treasury had limited the amount the agency could spend on flood management in Somerset.

“When I hear someone criticizing the expertise and professionalism of my staff in the Environment Agency who know more about flood risk management – 100 times more about flood risk management – than any politician ever does, I am not going to sit idly by,” Smith said.

via Thames bursts banks as Cameron calls UK floods ‘bibilical’ | News | DW.DE | 10.02.2014.

Home | Nethwork – New Imperialism and Outsourcing Dutch jobs at same time?

WE ARE A CLUSTER OF 17 DUTCH HORTICULTURAL COMPANIES (INCLUDING HAS UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCE) THAT SUPPORTS THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE HORTICULTURAL MARKET IN CENTRAL AMERICA. HOW? BY SHARING OUR COMPLEMENTARY DUTCH HORTICULTURAL KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, NETWORK AND BEST PRACTICES IN A ​CLOSE, LONG-TERM COOPERATION WITH YOU AS A LOCAL GROWER AND/OR INVESTOR. DISCOVER THE VALUE WE HAVE TO OFFER. DISCOVER NETHWORK!

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Pink Slime 2: Transformed Again! Cargill Adds ‘Textured Beef’ Wording to Labels

Cargill, one of the nation’s largest meatpackers, has added wording to its labels on ground beef packages that indicates whether the meat inside includes a product that’s been called “pink slime.”

Since Jan. 20, all of Cargill’s U.S.-produced, fresh, 100 percent ground beef products that contain what it calls “finely textured beef” will say so on a label, whether sold in bulk or in chubs directly to consumers, the company announced last week. Cargill had said in November that it would add the labeling, the Lincoln Journal Star said.

Cargill also said it has developed a website to answer questions about finely textured beef.

Another company that makes the textured beef product, Dakota Dunes, S.D.-based Beef Products Inc., sued ABC News in September 2012 after the organization aired a story that used the phrase “pink slime.” The company said the story mentioned only Beef Products Inc. and its product and misled consumers into believing the product is unhealthy and unsafe.

The company said it lost business and had to close plants in Texas, Kansas and Iowa. It kept open a Nebraska plant that is still running at reduced capacity, but Beef Products spokesman Jeremy Jacobsen told The Associated Press on Friday that the other plants remained closed.

An ABC attorney has said the network in each of its broadcasts stated that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration deemed the product safe to eat and that the coverage never suggested the product was unsafe.

Beef Products is seeking $1.2 billion in damages from ABC, ABC staffers, and scientists who criticized the product.

Jacobsen said his company has been encouraging its customers to add labeling similar to Cargill’s.

via Cargill Adds ‘Textured Beef’ Wording to Labels.

Woody Allen pulls out the tired “woman scorned” defense

Being predatory toward a 20 year old is obviously not the same as sexually abusing a seven year old, but it’s certainly not irrelevant to how we should judge Allen’s credibility as he returns to his tried and true defense: that Mia is the one manipulating her kids. I’ll give the final word to the judge who in no uncertain terms lambasted Allen’s skills as a father 20 years ago: ”Mr. Allen’s resort to the stereotypical ‘woman scorned’ defense is an injudicious attempt to divert attention from his failure to act as a responsible adult and parent.”

via Woody Allen pulls out the tired “woman scorned” defense.

Class 1 – High Risk Recall of 8,742,700 Pounds of Beef from Rancho Feeding Corporation | Food Safety News

Rancho Feeding Corporation products are subject to recall:

“Beef Carcasses” (wholesale and custom sales only)

2 per box “Beef (Market) Heads” (retail only)

4-gallons per box “Beef Blood” (wholesale only)

20-lb. boxes of “Beef Oxtail”

30-lb. boxes of “Beef Cheeks”

30-lb. boxes of ” Beef Lips”

30-lb. boxes of “Beef Omasum”

30-lb. boxes of “Beef Tripas”

30-lb. boxes of “Mountain Oysters”

30-lb. boxes of “Sweet Breads”

30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Beef Liver”

30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Beef Tripe”

30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Beef Tongue”

30- and 60-lb. boxes of “Veal Cuts”

40-lb. boxes of “Veal Bones”

50-lb. boxes of “Beef Feet”

50-lb. boxes of “Beef Hearts”

60-lb. boxes of “Veal Trim”

via Class 1 – High Risk Recall of 8,742,700 Pounds of Beef from Rancho Feeding Corporation | Food Safety News.

Federal officials to evict bird species from Columbia River islands | KREM.com Spokane

Bad joke, oxymoron, dumb idea? All of the above – The Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation knows how to conserve fish or manage birds?

 

Federal officials plan to evict Caspian terns from two Columbia River man-made islands to protect endangered salmon and steelhead.

The Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation believe that if they can get the salmon-eating birds to stop nesting on the islands, they will find new nesting areas outside the Columbia River Basin.

A media source reports the two islands in the plan are Goose Island is in Potholes Reservoir near Moses Lake, and Crescent Island, created from dredged material, is in the Columbia River about nine miles south of the confluence with the Snake River near Wallulla.

According to data collected from fish tags that litter the island after birds digest the fish, about 370 pairs of terns nesting on Goose Island feasted on 14.6 percent of inland Columbia Basin steelhead from 2007 to 2009.

via Federal officials to evict bird species from Columbia River islands | KREM.com Spokane.