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Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) announced today that Brett C. Carter has been appointed as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors, effective Feb. 11, 2021.
FIFA wants to improve the offside rule, currently the source of frequent controversy, but it is difficult to find a consensus among the experts discussing the matter, the head of the global soccer body Gianni Infantino said on Friday. "The offside rule has evolved over the last 100 years and we are now discussing it again," Infantino told a news conference. The issue is being discussed by soccer's rule-making body IFAB, where FIFA has half of the eight votes, and Infantino said it was not easy to find common ground among its experts, which include former players and referees.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday he hopes France will get rid of Emmanuel Macron as soon as possible, the latest salvo in an escalating war of words between the two leaders. Turkey is embroiled in a series of disputes with France and its EU partners, from tensions in the eastern Mediterranean to the contested Nagorno-Karabakh region.The spat has risen to new levels in recent months as France has moved to crack down on Islamist extremism after several attacks on its soil."Macron is trouble for France. With Macron, France is passing through a very, very dangerous period. I hope that France will get rid of Macron trouble as soon as possible," Erdogan told reporters after Friday prayers in Istanbul.He said the French should dump their leader "otherwise they will not be able to get rid of yellow vests", referring to the protest movement that erupted in France in 2018."Yellow vests could later turn into red vests," Erdogan said, without elaborating.The Turkish leader has repeatedly suggested that Macron get "mental checks" and urged the Turkish people to boycott French-labelled products.Erdogan's diatribe came as the European Union weighs imposing sanctions against Turkey at a December 10 summit, largely over its standoff with EU member Greece in the eastern Mediterranean.Diplomats have said that Paris is pressing for such punitive measures against Ankara even if some key EU members -- notably Germany -- are more circumspect and want a diplomatic approach."We are ready to use the means at our disposal," said European Council chief Charles Michel, expressing dismay over Ankara's "unilateral acts" and "hostile rhetoric".In a televised interview Friday, Macron appeared unwilling to be drawn into a new round of insults with Erdogan."I believe in respect... I think invective between political leaders is not a good method," said Macron.'Give Marseille to Armenians'Turkey and France are also at odds over Nagorno-Karabakh, a region of Azerbaijan populated by ethnic Armenians that broke away from Baku's control in a 1990s post-Soviet war.Fresh fighting broke out in September, leaving several thousand people dead, until a Russian-brokered ceasefire deal was sealed last month.Turkey is a staunch ally of Azerbaijan and Macron -- whose country has a large Armenian community -- repeatedly accused Ankara of sending Syrian militia to fight for Baku.Last month, the French Senate adopted a non-binding resolution calling on France to recognise Nagorno-Karabakh as an independent state."You are a mediator but on the other side, you have passed a resolution in your parliament... about a region on which you are supposed to be a mediator," Erdogan charged.France along with Russia and the United States co-chairs the Minsk Group, which has led talks seeking a solution to the conflict for decades but has failed to reach a lasting agreement.Erdogan also repeated comments by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev that France should concede the Mediterranean port city of Marseille -- home to one of France's biggest Armenian communities -- to Armenia if it wanted to establish a state for the Armenians of Karabakh."I am giving the same advice: if they are so keen, they should give Marseille to Armenians," Erdogan said.In September, Macron's comments on the simmering eastern Mediterranean standoff, which has pitted Turkey against Greece and the rest of the EU, drew Ankara's wrath."The people of Turkey, who are a great people, deserve something else," Macron said in comments slammed by Ankara as meddling in domestic politics.Macron told Al-Jazeera in October France wanted things to "calm down" but it was essential first that the "Turkish president respects France, respects the European Union, respects its values, does not tell lies and does not utter insults".(AFP)
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(Bloomberg) -- A surge in Covid-19 cases is starting to impact American meat-processing operations in another potential threat to food supply chains that were upended in the early stages of the pandemic.JBS SA, the world’s largest meat supplier, has put about 8% of its U.S. unit’s 64,400-person staff on paid leave since coronavirus cases began to accelerate in October, a company spokesman said Friday. At its Greeley plant in Colorado, 202 vulnerable workers were excused from duties. The plant reported 32 Covid-19 cases among its staff of 3,500 in the most recent wave, while Weld County, where the plant is located, has had more than 4,450 cases, JBS said.Meat plants are looking to avoid the kind of painful disruptions that marked the first wave of the pandemic when outbreaks among workers prompted shutdowns, supply shortages, livestock gluts and surging consumer prices. The initial outbreak at Greeley was among the most deadly, with six deaths and over 300 cases, according to Food & Environment Reporting Network, a non-profit that tracks outbreaks in America’s food system.“While we have only seen very limited impacts on production in our facilities, any impact is due to our voluntary removal of vulnerable populations,” JBS USA said in a statement.JBS said it’s mitigating the impact of removing more than 5,000 vulnerable workers by simplifying the mix of products. Animal slaughter levels in recent months have stayed relatively consistent compared with last year, although some labor-intensive processing tasks such as removing bones from pork hams or beef loins has been delayed as workers focus on essential tasks.“Labor is tight everywhere,” Altin Kalo, an analyst at Steiner Consulting Group in New Hampshire, said by phone. “They can get the animals dead, but processing them is tough.”Vaccine PrioritiesIncreasing rates of infection in much of the U.S. have raised the specter of further disruptions in food industries. During the initial outbreak in the U.S., an estimated 8% of cases were linked to meat plants and subsequent community spread, according to a study by researchers at Columbia University and the University of Chicago. Production of meat and poultry has rebounded after dropping sharply in April. Absent workers continue to impede operations.Meanwhile, the U.S. meat industry wants its workers to be among the top priority for vaccines once health-care workers and people in long-term care facilities get shots, the North American Meat Institute said Thursday.Demobilizing older workers doesn’t improve the safety of those still at the plant, said Kim Cordova, head of United Food & Commercial Workers Local 7, who is calling for additional measures such as access to free, daily on-site testing.“Now it is critical we protect the lives of our Union brothers and sisters in Greeley and across the country because it is the workers that make these companies’ profits possible,” Cordova said.JBS said it’s actively working with health departments and union partners to coordinate vaccinations as soon as they become available to essential workers. The company said it has implemented free surveillance testing of asymptomatic team members, conducting more than 20,000 tests so far.The parent company’s shares were down 1.3% at 2:41 p.m. in Sao Paulo.(Updates with comment from analyst in seventh paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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As markets wind down for the week Friday, oil prices are continuing to rise, with WTI crude futures up a full percentage point and Brent crude not far behind -- up 0.9%. Well, yesterday, Al Jazeera reported that a group including OPEC and allied oil-producing nations such as Russia have agreed to limit their January increase in oil output to just half a million barrels per day (bpd). Granted, on the one hand, any increase in production sounds like it should be bad news for oil prices, as the oil will be flowing into a market that remains saturated due to a lack of demand during the continuing pandemic.
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