Nevada officials reach out to Dbacks on potential

first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett and his team are riding high after a thrilling 20-18 win over the New England Patriots. Now 2-0, the Cardinals are starting to look like a playoff contender. “I just want to get into the playoffs. Last two years going home in January ain’t been cool,” Dockett said. “My whole focus is trying to get this team in the tournament. If we can get in the tournament, anything can happen.” D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Dockett feels that selfless play by the defense is what makes his team work. He claims he is “sacrificing everything for the team right now” and “not a guy on this team is thinking selfishly.”“If a guy had one tackle and we win a game, be happy with that one tackle,” Dockett. “That is just another step closer to what we are trying to get in January and February.”Dockett said he has confidence in everyone he lines up with and always has. “I think Rod Graves has done a great job at getting the right guys in here, guys that really want to play football and really want to win,” Dockett said. One player it may have been easy to lose confidence in is running back Ryan Williams, who fumbled the ball in a key situation and nearly cost the team the game. However, Dockett said that he was glad the something like that happened to Williams because it gives him a chance to learn. “He might be in that same exact situation this week where we have to get him the ball. I can almost guarantee that he is going to hold on to that ball next time,” Dockett said. “I guarantee that is going to be in the back of his mind for the rest of his career.” 0 Comments   Share   center_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Top Stories last_img read more

UK government appoints Ben Elliot as food waste champion

first_imgUK government appoints Ben Elliot as food waste championPosted By: Martin Whiteon: January 03, 2019In: Business, Environment, Food, Industries, Social responsibilityPrintEmailThe UK government has appointed Ben Elliot as its first food surplus and waste champion, as it aims to curb the amount of food that is wasted in the country.An estimated 10.2 million tonnes of food is wasted in the UK annually, and Elliot’s primary responsibility will be to devise a strategy which drastically reduces unnecessary food waste “from all sources.”A statement released by the government said that Elliot will work with businesses and other stakeholders from across retail, food manufacturing, hospitality and food services to tackle this issue.The creation of the role was a key commitment made in the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy launched in December 2018, which outlined the government’s ambition to eliminate food waste being sent to landfill sites by 2030.Ben Elliot said: “Whilst families all over the country struggle to put food on the table and children still go to school each day with empty stomachs, there continues to be an unforgivable amount of food waste which is both morally deplorable and largely avoidable.“As a nation, we need to stop this excessive waste and ensure that surplus food finds its way to people in our society who need it most, and not let it get thrown away and go to landfill.“The progress that we have made at the Felix Project has had a positive impact on thousands of people’s lives in London and I am extremely grateful to all of those involved in the food sector that have been so supportive.“My new appointment will allow me to work with DEFRA and food retailers all over the country to help build out a nationwide strategy that will ensure surplus food is not wasted at the expense of those in our society that truly need it.”In October last year, UK environment secretary Michael Gove announced that the government would commit £15 million in funding to help surplus food reach charities, and Gove claims that Elliot’s appointment will bolster the government’s efforts to tackle the food waste issue.Gove added: “Food waste is an economic, environmental and moral scandal. We must end it.“That’s why I am delighted Ben Elliot is taking up this position and know he will bring the enthusiasm and skills this important role needs.“His first task will be to help ensure our £15m million food waste fund redistributes surplus food that would otherwise be wasted to those most in need.”Share with your network: Tags: food wastesustainabilityUKlast_img read more