Biden To Convene Leaders’ Summit For Democracy In December

Jim Jordan’s Own Words Come Back To Haunt Him In Damning New Supercut Video

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) last week claimed he never went on TV saying he didn’t accept the results of the 2020 election. 

But he was undermined by his own comments, compiled in a new MSNBC supercut video. 

Jordan last week tried to turn the tables, accusing Rep. Joseph Morelle (D-N.Y.) of not accepting the 2016 results.

“No, I did accept it actually, Mr. Jordan, and I’ve never been on national TV suggesting that I shouldn’t accept the results of any election whether I agree with it or disagree with it,” Morelle fired back. 

“I haven’t either,” Jordan claimed. “I haven’t either.” 

The new video put together by MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan and his team undermines Jordan’s claim: 

Jordan ― one of 147 Republicans who voted to challenge the Electoral College results of the 2020 presidential election in an attempt to keep the loser, Donald Trump, in office ― questioned the integrity of the election before it even happened. 

Just Security, an online forum based at the Reiss Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law, put together a timeline of what it called Jordan’s “systematic disinformation campaign.” 

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KBF Recalls Banoful Top Orange Biscuit

Astoria, New York-based KBF Inc. is recalling its 8.11 ounce packages of “Banoful Top Orange Biscuit” food treats citing the possible presence of undeclared milk allergens, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.

The recalled product comes in an 8.11 ounce, orange plastic package marked with MFG 15.06.2020 on the top and with an expiration date of 14/06/2022 stamped on the side. The product UPC code is 8-941114-001427.

The affected items were distributed across the United States in retail stores and through mail orders.

The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of undeclared milk allergens in the packages that did not declare a milk ingredient on the label.

Consumers who are allergic to milk allergens are likely to get serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume the recalled product.

However, no illnesses or allergic reactions involving this product have been reported to date.

Consumers are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

In similar recalls involving undeclared milk, Rocky Top Farms this week called back its 10-ounce jars of “Cherry Butter” fruit butter.

Frito-Lay North America, the convenient foods division of food and beverages giant PepsiCo, Inc., recently called back a limited number of Wavy Lay’s Original Potato Chips.

LXi REIT Acquires Accretive £34 Mln Nursery Schools In England

LXi REIT plc (LXI.L), a specialist inflation-protected long income REIT, announced Wednesday the off-market sale and leaseback acquisition of a portfolio of 23 nursery schools in England for a total cost of 34 million pounds.

The acquisition reflects an accretive 5.5% net initial yield, versus a current portfolio value of 4.7%.

The company noted that the nurseries have been acquired from and leased back to KidsFoundation, a European provider of education and care services for children.

Each property benefits from a new, unbroken 30-year lease to the top entity within the KidsFoundation group. The rent increases on an annual basis in line with RPI inflation until 2030.

The transaction reflects the tenant’s ambition to further grow and invest in its UK business, with a continued drive to provide the highest quality early childhood education and care.

This acquisition represents LXi REIT’s first transaction in the nursery school sector, the attractions of which include:

The acquisition deploys the balance of the equity proceeds of the Company’s 100 million pounds placing in July this year.

John White, Partner, LXI REIT Advisors, said, “The portfolio provides LXI with highly secure, inflation-linked and diversified 30-year cashflows, supported by sustainable rents and strong residual values.”

Biden To Convene Leaders’ Summit For Democracy In December

President Joe Biden has announced that in December, he will bring together leaders from a diverse group of the world’s democracies at a virtual Summit for Democracy.

The virtual Summit will take place on December 9 and 10 to set forth an affirmative agenda for democratic renewal and to tackle the greatest threats faced by democracies today through collective action.

The summit will focus on challenges and opportunities facing democracies and will provide a platform for leaders to make both individual and collective commitments to defend democracy and human rights at home and abroad.

Ahead of the first summit, the U.S. State Department is consulting with experts from government, multilateral organizations, philanthropies, civil society, and the private sector to solicit bold, practicable ideas around three key themes: Defending against authoritarianism, addressing and fighting corruption and advancing respect for human rights.

Following a year of consultation, coordination, and action, President Biden will then invite world leaders for a second, in-person Summit.

“Both Summits will bring together heads of state, civil society, philanthropy, and the private sector, serving as an opportunity for world leaders to listen to one another and to their citizens, share successes, drive international collaboration, and speak honestly about the challenges facing democracy so as to collectively strengthen the foundation for democratic renewal,” the White House said in a statement.