The Fws Also Released A Monitoring Plan To Make Sure The Bear Population Can Be Sustained.

But the adorable fuzzy bear will soon be removed from the Endangered Species List, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced on Thursday (March 10). “This is a terrific comeback story,” Louisiana Rep. Ralph Abraham said at a news conference about the announcement. “I’m excited that our beloved teddy bear will be here for the next generation of Louisianans to enjoy. [ Grizzlies to Polar Bears: See Images of Giant Furballs ] Real-life teddy bear The Louisiana black bear (Ursus americanus lutelous) first entered the national consciousness in 1902. During a bear-hunting trip to Mississippi, President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt refused to shoot an old bear his aides had trapped and tied to a tree, calling the whole affair “unsportsmanlike.” The story spread in U.S. newspapers, leading to an editorial cartoon published by The Washington Post. A New York City candy-store owner saw the cartoon and put two stuffed bears which he called “Teddy’s” bears in his shop window, according to the Theodore Roosevelt Association . The plush toys became so popular that the shop owner began mass producing them. Since inspiring one of the world’s most beloved toys, however, the species had fallen on hard times. Louisiana black bears once roamed the seasonally flooded forests of Louisiana, southern Mississippi and eastern Texas. By 1980, however, people had destroyed or modified much of this habitat, leading the bear to be listed as threatened in 1992, when as few as 150 bears were living in the wild. To help the iconic species recover, a host of governmental and nongovernmental organizations, along with private landowners, worked to restore 750,000 acres (3,035 square kilometers) of the bald cypress, oak and gum forests where the bears live. Because a majority of the Louisiana black bear’s habitat falls on private lands, Louisiana farmers were offered financial incentives to restore difficult-to-farm patches of land into native hardwood forests. The black bear rises again Now, between 500 and 750 Louisiana black bears roam the U.S., the FWS estimates. The FWS also released a monitoring plan to make sure the bear population can be sustained. “President Theodore Roosevelt would have really enjoyed why we are gathered here today,” U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said during the news conference. “Working together across private and public lands with so many partners embodies the conservation ethic he stood for when he established the National Wildlife Refuge System as part of the solution to address troubling trends for the nations wildlife.” Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards called the bear an “iconic symbol of our nation and Louisiana,” where it is the state mammal. The bear was protected under the 1973 Endangered Species Act (ESA). More than 2,000 species worldwide are listed under the act as endangered or threatened, nearly 1,500 of which are native to the U.S.

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Whisk Until The Chocolate Is Melted And The Mixture Is Smooth.

Place the chopped chocolate, butter, and vanilla extract in a 2-quart mixing bowl; set aside. 2. In a medium saucepan away from heat, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, cocoa and salt.Whisk in 1/4 cup of cold heavy cream until the mixture is smooth, with no lumps. Repeat with another 1/4 cup of the cream. Whisk in the egg yolks 3. Place the saucepan over medium heat, and gradually whisk in the remainingcream and milk. 4. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly as the mixture thickens; boil for 1 minute 5. Remove the pan from the heat and pour the mixture over the reserved chocolate and butter. 6. Whisk until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. 7. Pass the filling through a strainer into a bowl to remove any lumps. 8. Place plastic wrap or buttered parchment paper on the surface to prevent a skin from forming, and chill thoroughly. For the topping: 1. Place the heavy cream in a chilled mixing bowl. 2. Whip until the whisk begins to leave tracks in the bowl. 3. Add the sugar and vanilla and whip until the cream holds a medium peak. To assemble: 1. Transfer the cooled filling to the cooled crust. Level the top with the back of a spoon or an offset spatula. Let it chill thoroughly.

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The 28-year-old Former Child Star Recently Made Headlines When He Took To Twitter To Endorse The Republican Presidential Candidate.

The 28-year-old former child star recently made headlines when he took to Twitter to endorse the Republican presidential candidate. In a new interview with GQ on Saturday, March 12, Carter sounded off on his controversial decision. PHOTOS: Celebrities’ Political Affiliations I support Donald Trump, the entertainer said. I dont support every little thing. Trump goes his own way. Hes a leader, not a follower, and hes proven that by humbling the other campaigns. I think in regards to him becoming a president, well, the electoral college will be the decider. Carter first expressed his approval of the GOP front-runner, 69, on February 27, when he tweeted, Does America want to have a president who FOLLOWS or someone who leads? I vote for @realdonaldtrump. PHOTOS: Donald Trump’s Former Flames Soon after endorsing the former Celebrity Apprentice host, a handful of angry fans replied to Carter to voice their disagreement with his decision. However, he told GQ, I dont regret any tweets. No. The I Want Candy singer also noted that this election cycle is the first time hes ever really engaged in politics, so his vote for Trump isnt set in stone just yet. PHOTOS: What Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz and More Presidential Candidates Look Like as Shoes Theres still time to see how it works out, he explained. And I havent even made my vote. If Trump cant change some of his ways of thinking, then Im just going to sit this one out. He added, I dont agree with banning gay marriage. Its outlandish, because he has supported the gay community before. And building a wall is totally outrageous. Want stories like these delivered straight to your inbox? Sign up now for the Us Weekly newsletter! Related

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Gold: Narrow Web, Screen, Film Category – Too Tarts Goo4you Gween Apple Squeeze Candy Tube, Which Utilizes A Unique Screen Printing Process To Create Continuous High-quality Spot And Tonal Range That Gives The Tube A Fun, Appealing Look.

These awards are directly related the Companys printing capabilities and technologies. At Berry Plastics, we understand that decoration goes beyond printing; its telling our customers story in an impactful way to the end consumer, said Jennye Scott, Berry Plastics Vice President of Creative Services. We apply this knowledge to our creative process by investing in the latest printing technologies and challenging whats possible to consistently deliver solutions to our customers. For 56 years, the Flexographic Technological Association has saluted flexographys finest work with the most prestigious and long-running annual print competition of its kind. The entries were judged by degree of difficulty and level of execution. Berry Plastics received the following individual awards: Special Achievement Non-traditional Flexo in the process category – Hardees Middle East Batman versus Superman drink cup, which features ICONIC, Berry Plastics breakthrough innovation of utilizing Indirect Flexographic printing to create true CMYK separations for round and non-round products. Gold: narrow web, screen, film category – Too Tarts Goo4You Gween Apple squeeze candy tube, which utilizes a unique screen printing process to create continuous high-quality spot and tonal range that gives the tube a fun, appealing look. Bronze: narrow web, line, film category – Pure Sun Defense featuring Marvels Avengers sunscreen tube, in which our printing experts used predominantly solid and line colors to create a fairly complex and realistic Avengers scene. Bronze: narrow web, line, film category – John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter shampoo tube, whereas the customers needs were executed with a very high degree of difficulty by employing differentiating color and texture to the tube for a more premium look and feel. About the Flexographic Technological Association Flexographic Technical Association (FTA), chartered in 1958, is a professional society dedicated to bringing all members of the flexographic printing communityprinters, suppliers, consumer product companies, institutions, prepress houses and otherstogether by providing opportunities for the free exchange of technical ideas and discussion of mutual concerns. It is a proponent of maintaining and advancing quality standards and includes 1,650 member sites that represent more than 1,400 companies and 60,000 individuals. Foundation of FTA, founded in 1974, is the educational arm of FTA and is dedicated to supporting and advancing the flexographic printing industry. About Berry Plastics Berry Plastics Group, Inc.is a leading provider of value-added plastic consumer packaging and engineered materials delivering high-quality customized solutions to our customers, with pro forma net sales of$6.7 billionin fiscal 2015. The Companys common stock is listed on theNew York Stock Exchangeunder the ticker symbol BERY and its world headquarters is located inEvansville, Indiana. For additional information, visit the Companys website at berryplastics.com . View source version on businesswire.com: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160308006838/en/ Consumer Discretionary

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Far Outpacing Other Economies In The World, China Is The World’s Fastest Growing Market For The Consumptions Of Goods And Services.

PR Newswire In the two past decades, the market has been growing at a fast pace. The dramatic expansions of the manufacturing capabilities and rising consumer consumptions in China have transformed China’s society and economy. China is one of the world’s major producers for industrial and consumer products. Far outpacing other economies in the world, China is the world’s fastest growing market for the consumptions of goods and services. The Chinese economy maintains a high speed growth which has been stimulated by the consecutive increases of industrial output, imports & exports, consumer consumption and capital investment for over two decades. Rapid consolidation between medium and large players is anticipated since the Chinese government has been encouraging industry consolidation with an effort to regulate the industry and to improve competitiveness in the world market. Although China has enjoyed the benefits of an expanding market for production and distribution, the industry is suffering from minimal innovation and investment in R&D and new product development. The sector’s economies of scale have yet to be achieved. Most domestic manufacturers lack the autonomic intellectual property and financial resources to develop their own brand name products. This new study focuses on market trends and forecasts with historical data (2005, 2010 and 2015) and long-term forecasts through 2020 and 2025 are presented. The primary and secondary research is done in China in order to access up-to-date government regulations, market information and industry data. Data were collected from the Chinese government publications, Chinese language newspapers and magazines, industry associations, local governments’ industry bureaus, industry publications, and our in-house databases. Asia Market Info & Dev Co. is one of the leading sources for up-to-date market information and research on the fastest-growing Chinese markets. We have published over 2,000 reports focusing on the Chinese markets, industry forecasts and company profiles. We provide hard-to-find market data and analyses. Our publications are intended to help international marketers identify business opportunities and promote their product sales in the Chinese markets. Read the full report: http://www.reportlinker.com/p03672616-summary/view-report.html About Reportlinker ReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker finds and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need – instantly, in one place.

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The New York Mets Sent A Semi-official Statement Wednesday Announcing The 270-pound Grand-champion Hog, Purchased For $7,000 By Cespedes At A 4-h Club Auction At The St.

LUCIE, Fla. — Yoenis Cespedes ‘ prize pig is headed to the butcher. The New York Mets sent a semi-official statement Wednesday announcing the 270-pound grand-champion hog, purchased for $7,000 by Cespedes at a 4-H Club auction at the St. Lucie County Fair on Sunday night, must be slaughtered. Yoenis Cespedes and his family took photos with Cole Pallas (red shirt), who raised the hog, and Pallas’ family. Sandy Croghan In an email with the subject header “Pig,” a team official wrote: “Can’t believe I’m sending an email out about a pig but we’ve gotten several questions about what’s happening to the pig so I just wanted to make sure everyone has the same info. The animal can’t be taken home as a pet. There is some sort of state law here in Florida that a hog bought at auction must be slaughtered. So, it’s not really Yoenis’ decision. It just the rule. The pig is not a pet.” PETA senior vice president Lisa Lange provided the following statement: “Yoenis Cespedes can afford $7,000 out of his own pocket, and this loving, loyal, and clever pig is paying the real price with his life. It’s a shame that Cespedes dropped the ball here and missed the opportunity to send this pig to a sanctuary, where he could have lived out his days in peace. We’re sending Cespedes some delicious vegan bacon in the hope that he’ll open his heart, not clog it with pig fat.” The last time the Mets were involved in a controversy surrounding a farm animal, the life of the condemned animal in question was spared. In 2012, Mets closer Frank Francisco called the Yankees “chickens” on the eve of a regular-season Subway Series matchup. That prompted fellow reliever/prankster Tim Byrdak to purchase a chicken in Chinatown and let it loose in the home clubhouse at Citi Field. Afterward, amid intense public interest, the bird, named “Little Jerry Seinfeld,” was sent to Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, N.Y. It lived a long and productive life before dying late last year. With the defending-NL champion Mets set to begin Grapefruit League play on Thursday against the Washington Nationals , manager Terry Collins has met with his veterans and informed them it’s time to move past the fun stuff and focus on preparing for the season. It nonetheless has been an entertaining two weeks with the Mets, fueled by Cespedes. He arrived in six tricked-out vehicles the first week of camp. Then he purchased the grand-champion hog at the county fair. Then he rode into camp on a horse named “Candy” on Tuesday after prodding from teammate Noah Syndergaard .

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<p>leave The Candy Box On The Counter With An Explanation About The Cause.

Leave the candy box on the counter with an explanation about the cause. But dont do any in-your-face requests. People may feel bad enough by not signing up and really dont want a personal confrontation. Its also fair to note that employees who regularly participate in workplace parties, gifts and food contributions are confused about the failure of co-workers to do likewise. Many simply want collaborative workplaces. Its also fair to say they have an understandable disregard for non-contributors who consistently eat the food that others bring. To reach Diane Stafford, call 816-234-4359 or send email to stafford@kcstar.com. Follow her online at kansascity.com/workplace and twitter.com/kcstarstafford. ON THE JOB: Some co-workers don’t want to give at the office TheLedger.com February 26, 2016 6:55 PM

Workplace complaints sometimes come in waves. The recent high tide involves office gifts, cards, parties, cookies, candy and trash bags.

You guessed it. It’s about co-workers feeling like they’re held hostage to buy, bake, attend or acknowledge things they don’t care about. Their message: Leave me alone.

That sounds a bit harsh, doesn’t it? Who could rebel against signing a birthday card for a colleague? You’d be surprised. Some co-workers simply don’t want to be a part of group activities. Some say it’s a financial hardship to repeatedly be asked to chip in cash, or they don’t know the person being celebrated.

This happens frequently in workplaces that have high turnover or use contract, temporary or part-time workers.

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With A Disposition That Matches Her Name, Joys Excitement About This Years Event Is Contagious, And She Promises There Will Be Fun For All.

Main Slide Image 7 Local residents are invited to attend from 9 to 10:30 a.m. to learn about the Wilhelms vision and share ideas for the space. Those interested should RSVP at www.OldSol.org . Shining candlelight on epilepsy Joy and Pat Buzzell have tried everything to combat their son Seths daily seizures caused by epilepsy. Seth, 12, has Lennox-Gastaut epilepsy, which doesnt respond to regular seizure medication. Despite brain surgery, a special diet, and a procedure called a vagus nerve implant, Seth can still have more than 50 seizures a day. When he was five we had to put him in a coma because he wouldnt stop seizing, said Joy. But a new drug called CBD an oil extracted from the marijuana plant has slowed his seizures to one or sometimes zero a day. He was able to try the drug through a study being done by Dr. Richard Morse, a pediatric neurologist at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. For months, the Buzzells have been driving Seth from their home in Londonderry to Lebanon every two weeks to participate in the study. Its a difficult process, said Joy, but well worth it if we can find something that helps. The Buzzells are grateful to Dr. Morse for taking on this controversial study, and are excited to help honor him at the Epilepsy Foundation of New Englands first-ever New Hampshire Candlelight Dinner and Auction. The event will be held Saturday, March 12, at The Derryfield starting at 6 p.m. Joy said she was approached by the foundation to partner on the dinner after holding her own Purple Day events last year. People around the world are encouraged to wear purple and host events to promote epilepsy awareness every year on March 26. I felt like I needed to do something positive to help the cause, Joy said. With a disposition that matches her name, Joys excitement about this years event is contagious, and she promises there will be fun for all. Tickets for the March 12 event are $60 and include a cocktail hour with hors doeuvres, a DJ, dinner, and a silent auction with trips, jewelry, and sports and entertainment memorabilia. WMURs Sean McDonald will serve as emcee. For more information about the event, and to purchase tickets, visit www.epilepsynewengland.org/nhdinner . NH365.ORG Event of the Week Back in the 1980s, teen pop stars like Tiffany and Debbie Gibson found their way into Sony Walkmans all over America by performing free concerts at shopping malls. Those days may be making a comeback as The Mall of New Hampshire gets ready to host pop trio Above Water this Saturday, March 5. The group, made up of three teen boys from Rockport, Mass., will perform in front of Macys from 1 to 3 p.m. Kimberly Haffner, the malls director of marketing and business development, said the Simon property has been trying to incorporate more live entertainment into the shopping experience. Last year, she said, Recycled Percussion performed. And over the holidays they welcomed other local entertainment. Above Water, she said, reached out to the New Hampshire mall after playing several shows at the North Shore Mall in Peabody. Were excited to have them, and theyre fairly local, Haffner said. Haffner said the mall would love to hear from other local musicians interested in performing for shoppers. She can be reached at 669-0434.

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Associated Press It is Hungary’s second Oscar in the category. ___ 8 p.m. Chris Rock and his daughter’s Girl Scout troop weren’t just selling cookies for laughs inside the Dolby Theatre. After appearing during the Oscar broadcast, the girls came back during commercial breaks to hawk more treats to hungry celebs. They quickly found customers in Steven Spielberg and Benicio del Toro. Christian Bale picked up a box, too, after asking his wife to loan him the cash. As soon as Henry Cavill scored his box of Thin Mints the “Man of Steel” star ripped it open and dug in. Hey, even Superman gets hungry during a long awards show. Derrik J. Lang @derrikjlang on Twitter. ___ 7:45 p.m. An intimate look at the life of late singer Amy Winehouse is the winner of the best feature documentary Academy Award. “Amy” won the documentary honor at Sunday’s ceremony. Director Asif Kapadia used archival footage and testimonials to offer new insights into Winehouse, who died in 2011 from accidental alcohol poisoning. The film won the Grammy Award for best music film earlier this month. The best documentary short Oscar was awarded to the film, “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness.” ___ 7:30 p.m. Mark Rylance is the winner of the best supporting actor Academy Award for his role as a Russian operative in “Bridge of Spies.” Rylance was a first time nominee and won Sunday for his portrayal of Russian spy Rudolf Abel, who becomes part of a high-stakes prisoner exchange during the Cold War between the United States and Soviet Union. The actor praised director Steven Spielberg and co-star Tom Hanks in his acceptance speech, which was cut short by the orchestra while Rylance was praising his fellow nominees. ___ View gallery Mark Rylance accepts the award for best actor in a supporting role for Bridge of Spies at the Osca The film tells the story of a young girl’s emotions as her family relocates from Minnesota to San Francisco. Director Pete Docter has said the film, which mixes science with his experience, has also resonated with the parents of special needs children. The film features an all-star vocal cast including Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black and Mindy Kaling. The win is the studio’s eighth in the category. “Bear Story” won the best animated short Academy Award during Sunday’s ceremony. ___ 7:10 p.m. It was a loud movie after all. The Oscar-winning team of sound editors for “Mad Max: Fury Road” were celebrating so loudly backstage that they didn’t hear their colleagues’ name announced when they won for sound mixing. The film has won six Oscars so far Sunday night. Sandy Cohen @apsandy on Twitter. ___ 7:05 p.m. Actress and Fox News personality Stacey Dash says she wants to bring a different kind of diversity to Hollywood and that’s why she participated in one of the oddest Oscar moments. The former “Clueless” actress has attracted attention lately for her conservative viewpoints, including suggesting on Fox that there should not be a Black History Month.

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For More Than120 Years, Hershey Has Been Committed Tooperating Fairly, Ethically And Sustainably.

The health center project was coordinated with the Ivorian government and the government will manage the staffing and long-term management of the facility. Hershey, Blommer and Olam Cocoa Begin Construction of Second Health Center In December, Hershey representatives placed the corner stone of a second health center scheduled for construction in 2016. This second center will be located outside the city of Man in the village of Siambly. This facility is expected to provide access to health services to 3,000 families or approx. 24,000 people in six communities. Hershey Achieves 2015 Certified and Sustainable Cocoa Goal, Sets New Target for 2017 In related news, Hershey confirmed that it had achieved its goal to source 50 percent of its global cocoa supply from certified and sustainable sources by the end of 2015, a full year ahead of its original schedule. Given this accelerated progress, the company has set a new target of sourcing 75 percent of its global cocoa supply from certified and sustainable sources by the end of 2017. Hershey has committed to source 100 percent certified and sustainable cocoa by 2020. Last year, Hershey announced that reaching this important responsible sourcing milestone would enable the company to source enough certified and sustainable cocoa in 2016 to surpass the amount of cocoa required, on a mass balance basis, for the global production of four of its most popular chocolate brands: Hersheys, Kisses, Kit Kat (United States only) and Brookside. In addition, Hershey pledged that it will add the global Reeses brand, the companys largest brand, and others to these four brands in 2017. About The Hershey Company The Hershey Company, headquartered in Hershey, Pa., is a global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world through its chocolate, sweets, mints and other great-tasting snacks. Hershey has approximately 22,000 employees around the world who work every day to deliver delicious, quality products. The company has more than 80 brands around the world that drive more than $7.4 billion in annual revenues, including such iconic brand names as Hershey’s, Reese’s, Hershey’s Kisses, Jolly Rancher, Ice Breakers and Brookside.Building on its core business, Hershey isexpanding its portfolio to include a broader range of delicious snacks. The companyremainsfocused on growing its presence in key international markets while continuing to extend its competitive advantage in North America. At Hershey, goodness has always been about more than delicious products. For more than120 years, Hershey has been committed tooperating fairly, ethically and sustainably. Hershey founder, Milton Hershey, created the Milton Hershey School in 1909 and since then the company has focused on giving underserved children the skills and support they need to be successful. Today, the company continues this social purpose through ‘Nourishing Minds,’a global initiative that provides basicnutrition to help children learn and grow. From neighborhoods across the United States to the streets of Shanghai and Mumbai and villages of West Africa, our goal is to nourish one million minds by 2020. To learn more visit: www.thehersheycompany.com . Follow: http://www.instagram.com/hersheycompany About Olam Cocoa Olam Cocoa is a fully integrated cocoa business that supplies cocoa beans and cocoa products. Cocoa beans are sourced from all major origins and Olam Cocoas portfolio of respected brands is spearheaded by the iconic deZaan, with its heritage of more than 100 years of excellence, plus Pan-African origin brand Unicao, South American brand Joanes, and the well-established Macao powders and Britannia specialty fats brands. Olam Cocoa has processing, refining and milling presence in the main cocoa producing countries, as well as in, or adjacent to, primary consumption markets in Europe, USA, Canada and Asia. Alongside a substantial operational infrastructure, Olam Cocoa recognises the clear responsibility to operate sustainably and grow responsibly. This is formalised through the award-winning Olam Livelihood Charter (OLC) and is supported by the Olam Farmer Information System (OFIS) that collects and analyses data at the farmgate level for targeted project development.

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