Goodie bag to promote US industry contained ‘Made in China’ gifts | US news | The Guardian (Me: Oops :))

A swag bag dished out by the American Chamber of Commerce to promote US industry at an international summit wasn’t quite on message – with some gifts bearing the slogan “Made in China”.

Delegates and attendees at the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles this week have been plied with all manner of freebies and samples from various groups wanting to push their agenda.

A sideline gathering dubbed the “CEO summit” has seen the leaders of industry and politics talk about how business can help to boost development in impoverished parts of Central and South America.

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Attendees, who have included Google boss Sundar Pichai, US president Joe Biden and Meta number three Nick Clegg, have been able to avail themselves of a blue bag of goodies provided by hosts the American chamber of commerce.

But a closer inspection reveals that its contents are not exactly born in the USA. An insulated metal drinking bottle in the bag is stamped with a capitalised CHINA on the bottom, denoting its origin.

And while delegates might welcome the free pair of shades to stop them squinting under California’s perpetually sunny skies, the “Made in China” message on the label isn’t quite living the American dream.

The US chamber of commerce, which describes itself as a “non-profit membership organisation representing the unified interests of US business”, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

 

Source: Goodie bag to promote US industry contained ‘Made in China’ gifts | US news | The Guardian

It’s Friday What’s For Dinner 6-10-22

In Dianes Kitchen

Anyone that makes a homemade dinner is welcome to type the name ofone recipeprepared in the comments, then we can all scroll through the comments for recipe ideas. This will be a weekly Friday post and only recipes on the Friday posts will be allowed.

If someone wants your recipe and asks there will be no pressure to share it, it’s up to you. I will accept links, but only to the recipe, however it may take me a few days to approve it so I can make sure the link is legitimate and not spam.NO SPAM WILL BE ALLOWED, ONLY RECIPES OR YOU WILL BE BLOCKED.

I find the hardest part of making dinner isn’t the process, but figuring out what to make. So go ahead and postONE RECIPE ONLY EACH FRIDAYin the comments or feel free to just read what others have made…

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Monkeypox: German panel recommends vaccine for risk groups | News | DW | 09.06.2022

Germany’s Standing Committee on Vaccination (STIKO) said Thursday that people over 18 who have been exposed to or are at increased risk of monkeypox infection should be inoculated.

The vaccine advisory body recommended Bavarian Nordic’s Imvanex smallpox shot. The panel added that due to its limited supply, the vaccine should be made available first to people who were exposed to the virus in the last 14 days.

 

Source: Monkeypox: German panel recommends vaccine for risk groups | News | DW | 09.06.2022

German Brewers Face ‘Unprecedented’ Beer Bottle Shortage – The New York Times

the soaring inflation for energy and grains in the wake of the Ukraine war is no match for the biggest challenge facing Mr. Fritsche’s brewery, Klosterbrauerei Neuzelle, and others like it across Germany: a severe shortage of beer bottles.

The problem is “unprecedented,” Mr. Fritsche said. “The price of bottles has exploded.”

The issue is not so much a lack of bottles. Germany’s roughly 1,500 breweries have up to four billion returnable glass bottles in circulation — about 48 for every man, woman and child.

Customers pay a surcharge of 8 euro cents on each bottle, and get that money back when it is returned.

ImageKlosterbrauerei Neuzelle brews its beer on the grounds of a centuries-old monastery in Neuzelle, Germany.
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Klosterbrauerei Neuzelle brews its beer on the grounds of a centuries-old monastery in Neuzelle, Germany.

While the returnable-bottle system is climate-friendly and appeals to Germans’ obsession with recycling, it comes with one major problem: getting people to return their empties.

Dragging a crate — or several — of empty glass bottles back to a store can be a hassle, even if it means getting back the deposit fee. So people tend to let them stack up, in the basements of their homes or on the balconies of their apartments, biding their time until they are running out of either space or spare cash.