Join our global Pride celebration: #AndProud


Pride is one of the world’s greatest celebrations of diversity, one that we’re excited to support every year. For 2015, we’re doing something a little different: we’ve created an online parade, #AndProud, so that people from around the world can celebrate Pride together.

To join the global parade, visit Androidify, where you can create your own Android character with a fun new Pride wardrobe. During the weekend of June 27-28 your character will party side-by-side with others from around the world in the online parade.

But the celebration doesn’t end there. While the virtual parade happens online, thousands of Googlers will hit the streets of San Francisco, London and New York to show their support in those citywide Pride festivals. Some of the best #AndProud characters will appear on big screens as part of Google’s pride floats in all three cities.

From left to right, Sam Smith, Tom Daley and Jessie J celebrating the #AndProud parade

In addition to #AndProud and our floats in SF, London and NYC, we’re celebrating Pride in our offices around the world, and in all sorts of ways across our products. We’re excited to be able to extend the celebration and give people around the world a new way to share their Pride.

Hope to see you at the parade!

Posted by Eddie Kalletta and Rich Terry, #AndProud parade marchers

In the Library … the Sunburnt Queen


 

The Sunburnt Queen is an extraordinary narrative. The writing’s fresh immediacy brings history to life.”—The Sunday Independent (South Africa)

In the late 1730s, the local inhabitants of South Africa found a seven-year-old girl called Bessie, washed ashore on the beach of the Wild Coast. Bessie was brought up by them, growing into a young woman of legendary beauty and wisdom, and marrying one of the most important tribal chiefs in the area.

Using oral histories and written accounts by early missionaries, Hazel Crampton traces the extraordinary story of Bessie and the turbulent history of the Eastern Cape.

Resource: amazon.com

~ FDA/USDA ~~ Alerts & Safety June 2015


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06/19/2015 05:36 PM EDT
United Salad Co., the distributor of Portland, Oregon, is initiating a voluntary recall of Champ’s Sliced Crimini Mushrooms, product of Canada, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
06/19/2015 04:33 PM EDT
Boulder Dog Food Company, L.L.C. is voluntarily recalling the Chicken Sprinkles (3 oz.) with a “Best By” date of “05/04/16”, a Lot Number of “998”, and a UPC Code of 899883001231 (the “Product”), because the Product has the potential of being contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the Product, and there is risk to humans who handle the Product, especially if the handler does not thoroughly wash his or her hands after having contact with the Product or any surfaces exposed to the Product.
06/18/2015 08:11 PM EDT   The Raymond-Hadley Corporation, 89 Tompkins Street, Spencer, NY 14883 is recalling PHOEBE MOTE BLANCO WHITE CORN SEMOULE DE MAIS BLANC, PESO NETO 396.9 g, NET WEIGHT 14oz. PHOEBE MOTE PELADO BLANCO 50lb. PHOEBE MOTE PELADO BLANCO PESO NETO 1530g, NET WEIGHT 54oz. PHOEBE MOTE BLANCO PEELED WHITE CORN PESO NETO 1814g, NET WEIGHT 4lb. because it may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

 

 

Fresca Italia Inc Recalls Pork Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection  Fresca Italia Inc, a Brisbane, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 36 pounds of pork products produced in Italy that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection.

06/13/2015 05:27 PM EDT
G&C Natural Nutrition, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all lots of Pyrola, 430mg/capsule. Advanced Joint Formula capsules may contain undeclared diclofenac and chlorpheniramine.
06/13/2015 12:15 AM EDT
Larry’s Custom Meats Inc., a Hartwick, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 529 pounds of beef tongue products that may have been shipped with lingual tonsils still attached.
06/11/2015 02:55 PM EDT
A Wisconsin firm is voluntarily recalling its potato salad, due to the possibility of Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The product was distributed to Jewel stores in the Chicago area and may have been sold at delicatessen counters between May 30 and June 9 under the brand name Garden Fresh Steakhouse Potato Salad.
06/10/2015 05:22 PM EDT
Walgreen Co. of Deerfield, IL is recalling Nice! Powdered Sugar Mini Donuts, because it has received consumer complaints alleging that mold was observed on some products. Consumers in possession of this product should return the product to any Walgreens store for a full refund.
06/10/2015 07:49 PM EDT
Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets Inc., a Lakewood, Colo., based natural grocery chain, is recalling additional lots of Natural Grocers brand Macadamia Nuts as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
06/08/2015 01:29 PM EDT
Mylan N.V. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that its U.S.-based Mylan Institutional business is expanding its voluntary nationwide recall to the hospital/user level of select lots of the following injectable products due to the presence of visible foreign particulate matter observed during testing of retention samples.
06/06/2015 08:15 PM EDT
Benedetti Farms, Inc., a Sonoma, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 11,670 pounds of chicken and turkey sausage products due to misbranding. The chicken and turkey sausages were wrapped in hog and sheep casings that were not listed on the labels. Hog and sheep casings may elicit allergic reactions in the rare cases of individuals known to be allergic to pork or sheep proteins.
06/05/2015 12:01 PM EDT
Santa Barbara Smokehouse of Santa Barbara, CA is voluntarily recalling all smoked salmon from March 1st to April 8th 2015, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Quincy Street, Inc. Recalls Pork Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination  Quincy Street, Inc., a Holland, Mich. establishment, is recalling approximately 49,308 pounds of pork sausage products that may be contaminated with foreign materials.

Washington Dairy Recalls Raw Milk and Cream After Positive Listeria Test this article is from April 2015 Products with those expiration dates should be thrown away, and anyone with questions about the recall can call the dairy at (360) 931-7283, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PDT.
06/04/2015 09:41 AM EDT
Frontiere Natural Meats, LLC, a Denver, Colorado establishment, is recalling 1,640 pounds of ground elk meat that may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157:H7). E. coli O157:H7 causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS).
Apple Recalls Beats Speakers  due to fire hazard
 June 3, 2015 2:42am
Tyson Fresh Meats Recalls Beef Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination
Tyson Fresh Meats, a Dakota City, Neb., establishment, is recalling approximately 16,000 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The ground beef items were produced on May 16, 2015.
06/01/2015 06:48 PM EDT
The Hemisphere Group, Inc. of Smithtown, NY, is recalling 14,000 lbs. of Vietnamese LP Cashews, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
05/28/2015 03:17 PM EDT The Popcorn Factory of Lake Forest, Illinois is voluntarily recalling 600 4oz bags of “Lite Works Dill Pickle Popcorn,” (the “Product”) because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products
05/30/2015 09:50 AM EDT  Paleteria La Jalpita of Pasco, Washington is recalling ice cream bars and popsicles because it may contain undeclared milk and sulfite. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or sulfite run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
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