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Many people want to win a blue ribbon at the fair. But “Cooks Who Care” will take a culinary contest a step farther at the start of the Georgia National Fair Oct. 5 in Perry, Ga.The first-ever event will culminate in what GNF organizers call the “World’s Largest Charity Bake Sale.”The state’s best cooks will square off Oct. 3. “They’ll be able to drive right to the Georgia Living Center to bring their entries,” said Lora Arledge, GLC director.Bake Sale OptionalThe entries will be judged on Oct. 4 and sold on the opening day of the fair Oct. 5. “If they don’t want to include their entry in the bake sale, they don’t have to,” Arledge said.But she’s betting the cooks will want to take part in the bake sale. They can designate the proceeds from their item to Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, the Cancer Relay for Life or another charity not yet determined.”It’s not too late to enter,” Arledge said.Enter Contest NowContestants can enter as late as Oct. 3. For the contest rules, call Arledge at 1-800-987-3247, extension 553. Or e-mail her at [email protected] fair, which ends Oct. 14, “has a lot to offer everybody,” said Willie Chance, a Houston County agent with the University of Georgia Extension Service.”A big 4-H schedule includes a fun scarecrow contest, a challenge bowl and a homemade ice cream contest,” he said.Since the fair started in 1990, attendance has grown to 365,000. Last year, exhibitors came from 153 of Georgia’s 159 counties.
Royal Bank of Scotland tightens rules for coal lending FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Market Watch:The Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC said Friday that it would end financing for coal by 2030 and place stricter rules on oil-and-gas majors, joining other banks that have made similar sustainability moves as investors and the public demand action on climate change.“Today marks a new era,” said Alison Rose, chief executive of RBS, who took the helm in November.RBS said it would end coal financing by 2030 and stop lending and underwriting companies with more than 15% of their activities related to coal by the end of 2021, unless they have a transition plan in line with the Paris Agreement. It also pledged to halt lending and underwriting major oil-and-gas producers without a transition plan by 2021.The bank, which is set to rebrand as Natwest Group PLC later this year, said it would halve the climate impact of all financing by 2030 and double funding for climate and sustainable finance to 20 billion pounds ($26 billion) by 2022.RBS’s move comes as the British government–and the European Union–aims to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 and is set to host the next global climate change conference, COP26, in Glasgow this year. The European Commission has estimated that, including the U.K. which has exited the EU, it could cost up to 575 billion euros ($624.4 billion) a year for the bloc’s 28 member states to hit the climate ambition, or around $18.7 trillion over the next 30 years.[Dieter Holger]More: RBS pledges to end coal financing and put stricter rules on oil companies
– Advertisement – – Advertisement – A travel bag entitled “Keepall”, a Skateboard box and a mail trunk by Louis Vuitton x Supreme are displayed during the exhibition “The Rise of Supreme / 30 years of American urban culture” at Artcurial auction house on May 14 2018 in Paris, France.Chesnot | Getty Images The deal, which is expected to be completed late in calendar year 2020, is anticipated to contribute at least $500 million of revenue and adjusted earnings per share of 20 cents in fiscal 2022. VF Corp said on Monday it would pay $2.1 billion to buy popular streetwear apparel company Supreme, adding another popular brand to the Vans shoe maker’s roster.VF Corp, which also houses brands such as The North Face and Timberland, said it would make an additional payment of up to $300 million subject to satisfaction of certain post-closing milestones.It added that Carlyle Group and Goode Partners are selling their stakes in privately owned Supreme, which was founded by American-British businessman James Jebbia in 1994.- Advertisement –