Food for the Masses: Charity Drive Day Recognizes Need to Feed

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Food for the Masses: Charity Drive Day Recognizes Need to Feed Food for the Masses: Charity Drive Day Recognizes Need to Feed SHARE Previous articleMintert to Lead Purdue Extension in InterimNext articleValero Restarts Nebraska and Indiana Ethanol Plants Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Sep 20, 2012 Local and visiting farmers donated hundreds of pounds of canned and nonperishable food items yesterday for the Ohio Association of Foodbanks. The food drive was part of the Farm Science Review’s “Fifty Years of Forecasting the Future.” Visitors who brought two or more cans of food to the Review at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio throughout the day received one free pair of work gloves provided by Mid-American Glove Co. “Farmers take the charge in feeding our world’s populations, and the Farm Science Review.Review offers them the latest innovations for meeting this goal,” said Matthew Sullivan, Assistant Manager of the Farm Science Review. “As the demand for food doubles over the next 40 years for a projected 9 billion population, both agriculture and charitable giving will become even more vital for our world.” The FFA chapter of the Miami Valley Career and Technical Center greeted attendees and collected their donations. The Farm Science Review thanked the Career and Technical Center, Mid-American Glove Co. and all the attendants that brought food for their work at the event. “This food drive only further emphasizes the enormously important role of the agriculture community in ending hunger,” said Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, Executive Director of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks. “As Ohio’s largest charitable response to hunger, we could not be more grateful for the Farm Science Review’s leadership and support.” The 600+ exhibitors at the Review also recognize the need to use the event as an opportunity to showcase their solutions for feeding a growing population. Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

International credit union engagement

first_img“Engagement trips are like traveling in a time machine. Sometimes you go to the future. Sometimes you visit the past.”  — Courtesy of one of the Worldwide Foundation’s engagement participants.Above, Asian study participants meet in a futurist-style setting to talk issues of technology, regulation and advocacy. Below, WF engages with members of the Polish Parliament in September 2018.The value proposition of the World Council is to build, champion, defend and grow a global credit union community that improves lives.  World Council serves 100 countries of credit union systems around the world. World Council’s Worldwide Foundation leverages the skills, experience and will of the credit union system to engage in that work through the International Credit Union Field Engagements.Field engagements can be deep-dive studies to understand the challenges facing a credit union system and the relevance of that experience at home. Service engagements allow volunteers to engage with local credit unions in volunteer and community service work. Technical and advocacy efforts assist credit unions to tackle their top technical or regulatory challenges.In 2018, field engagement groups studied credit union services to small Kenyan farmers and provided community service to the Busia orphanage. Busia was originally built and supported by credit unions. Other groups engaged in a deep-dive study of the Asian credit union system and participated in a strategic “futuring” exercise with top credit union leadership of 12 Asian countries.Caribbean hurricane relief engagements traveled to Puerto Rico and Dominica to advise credit unions in updating risk management systems, strengthening balance sheets and diversifying revenue. Another group engaged with Polish credit unions to give U.S. soldiers deployed to Poland access to Polish credit union ATM and cash services and to advocate with Polish credit unions on the issues of taxation and regulation in front of Polish regulatory officials and members of Parliament.International Credit Union Field Engagements 2019In April 2019, we are headed to Australia, where the credit union system abides by the same regulatory and taxation framework as banks and where credit unions have built innovative advanced digital and payments solutions. We will be engaging with credit union and banking CEOs from Australia in dialogue forums to learn about the impact of these regulations, taxation and the branding and digital challenges our Oceania colleagues face. We plan study visits in Sydney and Melbourne from April 9-16, 2019.A 2018 engagement trip to Kenya wrapped with service work at Busia. We will visit Busia again in December 2019.We will return to Puerto Rico August 1-6 after the World Credit Union Conference, July 28-31, in the Bahamas.  Participants will learn about the history of this U.S. territory and engage with the Puerto Rico credit unions in their continuing work to rebuild their communities after 2017 Hurricane Maria.In early December 2019, we will return to Kenya in service work and to share the holiday spirit with the Busia orphanage in Kenya. We continue to spread the message of Busia — the orphanage that credit unions built.As in previous years, new or unplanned engagement opportunities will arise in 2019 as credit unions in other countries and our supporters identify a need or an opportunity and pitch in to address it.Information about all field engagements and how to participate can be found on the Worldwide Foundation website at 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Laura Mihm Laura Mihm is the Executive Communications Assistant for the World Council of Credit Unions. Prior to joining World Council in 2018, Mihm was the corporate communications manager for Foremost Farms … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Earthquakes strike West Nusa Tenggara, Aceh

first_imgThe BMKG reported that the epicenter was 132 kilometers northwest of Saringi Island, a small island north of Lombok Island. It hit at a depth of 664 kilometers. No tsunami warning was issued.The quake was felt in Lombok and Mataram in NTB and in Kuta and Denpasar on the neighboring island of Bali.The second-biggest earthquake in the past week was recorded in Melonguane, North Sulawesi at 8 p.m. on Saturday with a magnitude of 5.7. The BMKG did not report any casualties and did not issue a tsunami warning.Indonesia’s westernmost province Aceh reported the third-strongest earthquake on Thursday morning at 5:31 a.m. The 4.8-magnitude quake damaged several buildings in Sabang. However, no casualties were reported.”The epicenter of the earthquake was 5 kilometers southeast of Banda Aceh at a depth of 10 kilometers,” the BMKG’s head of earthquake and tsunami mitigation Daryono said in a statement on Thursday as reported by said Sabang residents could feel the quake at an intensity of III on the MMI scale.”We recorded eight earthquakes until 6:40 a.m., which consisted of two foreshocks, a mainshock and five aftershocks,” Daryono said. (nal)Topics : A series of earthquakes have struck several areas in the country in the past week with the latest reported on Thursday morning, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported.The quakes were recorded in West Nusa Tenggara, Ambon, Maluku, North Sulawesi, West Sulawesi, Aceh and parts of Papua and West Papua, according to the agency, while tremors could also be felt in several areas in Bali, Bengkulu, North Bengkulu and Southeast Sulawesi.NTB recorded the strongest quake on Wednesday evening at 10:54 p.m. with a magnitude of 6.0. It was the third earthquake in a week in the area.last_img read more

Gasol questions strategy, discipline after Lakers loss to Pacers

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS >> Pau Gasol emerged out of the locker room with a stern expression and an irritated tone in his voice. The reasons went beyond the Lakers’ 118-98 loss Tuesday to the Indiana Pacers at Bakers Life Fieldhouse, marking their sixth loss in the past seven games. It also entailed Gasol’s frustration with Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni fielding a smaller lineup to handle a loaded Pacers frontcourt that outrebounded the Lakers, 62-42, and posted 50 points in the paint.Lakers forward Wesley Johnson (15 points in 25 minutes) mostly had those defensive responsibilities instead of the Lakers’ frontcourt in Chris Kaman (14 minutes), Jordan Hill (10 minutes) and Robert Sacre (six minutes). “If we want to continue to play small, we have to play to that advantage and utilize our quickness,” said Gasol, who had 13 points on 6-of-13 shooting, nine rebounds and four blocks. “If you get outrebounded by 20 rebounds, I don’t care who you are or what you do it’s not going to work and we’re not going to win.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Gasol then chuckled on the possibility the scrawny 6-foot-7, 215-pound Johnson could defend the 6-9, 260-pound frame of Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph when the Lakers (19-37) play tonight in Memphis (31-24).“Good luck,” Gasol said, sarcastically. “Let’s see what happens tomorrow if Wes continues to start or if we actually match up and utilize our size. We have guys with size who can do well.” D’Antoni’s take on the Lakers’ lack of size against the Pacers?“It absolutely means nothing,” D’Antoni said. “We didn’t play well enough. We didn’t move the ball.” The Lakers trailed 57-54 at halftime, but the deficit ballooned after they committed seven of their 16 turnovers and scored only 14 points in the third quarter. Johnson also left the game with his fifth foul, while the Lakers trailed 70-61 with 5:43 remaining in the third quarter. After Paul George shot only 2 of 11 in the first half, he erupted with 12 of his 20 points in the third quarter. Lakers guard Kendall Marshall went scoreless, his fourth consecutive game he’s shot below 50 percent.center_img “We’re not playing the way we were before,” Marshall said. “It’s not fun at all. We need to figure it out and find ways to be competitive.”Kent Bazemore remained the lone positive development, his career-high 23 points, on 8-of-19 shooting, marking his third consecutive double-double since the Lakers acquired him last week from Golden State along with MarShon Brooks for Steve Blake. “Anytime you step on the floor, it’s an audition,” said Bazemore, one of many Lakers who will become free agents this offseason. “There’s probably a lot of teams watching.”The Lakers have gushed over Bazemore’s hustle, notably on defense. But Gasol fears the rest of the roster riddled with one-year deals has created instability. “You have to be disciplined and implement discipline,” said Gasol, who added Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash didn’t bear the responsibility of imposing that considering they stayed in Los Angeles to heal their respective left knee and back injuries. “I don’t think there’s a lot of discipline right now.” last_img read more

This is a special Overtime Report – Please pay attention

first_img:10 Lets pretend…for the sake of all mankind, that the world is actually a good, fair, equal and moral place to be. And let’s further pretend that everyone loves everyone else and only want the best for each other and more than anything wants everyone to be treated with the utmost respect. Ok, good. Now we can talk openly, because in that make believe…it ain’t never gonna happen world, the Pittsburgh media would have done the right thing. But nooooooo, not in this world, no sir! Get to the point you say. Alright, here we go. On Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. the City of Pittsburgh was privileged to have one of the most important and influential men in America, I dare say the world, visit our “fair” city. The fact that he’s also African-American is an extreme added plus. Judge Reggie B. Walton was the keynote speaker at the 38th Annual Willie “Pops” Stargell Pittsburgh and Allegheny County “M.V.P.” Awards Banquet, hosted every year by Champion Enterprises.By now you know that Judge Walton is a Donora/Pittsburgh native who has excelled to professional, social and judicial heights of superior levels and has done so through hard work, perseverance and tremendous parents. His highly impressive resume in short is as follows:last_img read more

Leafs host Food Bank drive Friday at KIJHL game vs Border Bruins

first_imgJust like fans believe in the Nelson Leafs so do the Nelson Leafs believe in citizens of Nelson.Which is why the hockey club is so willing to help the Salvation Army deal with its food shortage by hosting a donation night Friday when the Grand Forks Border Bruins visit the Green and White in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the NDCC Arena.”Fans that bring a donation of non-perishable food items will recieve an entry into a draw during the second intermission,” said Leaf president Russell Stocks. “The prize pack includes an official Nelson Leaf Vintage thirrd Jersey, a ticket for the Nelson Leafs $10,000 Cash Raffle to be held December 19th, Nelson Leaf Game Tickets and other great items,” Stocks adds.Game time is 7 p.m.The Salvation Army was forced to close the food bank due to an overwhelming demand on the 601 Vernon Street location.Recently the Food Bank staff is seeing more and more families come through the doors looking for food — upwards of 400 to 500 families every month from the previous 350-400.Major Yvonne Burrows said the increase of families needing food has blown her budget, which was pegged at $1600 per month.She said the Food Bank has spent at least $3000 per month.Thanks to donations from various businesses, the Food Bank was able to re-open Monday.last_img read more

Humboldt State running back Ja’Quan Gardner named 2017 Harlon Hill Trophy finalist

first_imgArcata >> Ever since he became Humboldt State’s starting running back three seasons ago, Ja’Quan Gardner has been one of the best in the nation.It’s earned him recognition from virtually everywhere you look over the last three years. And that means as just was the case in 2015, Gardner is still in the running for Division II football’s top individual award.It was announced Wednesday evening that Gardner, Humboldt State’s record-setting running back, was named as one of 10 finalists for the …last_img read more

Unemployment rises to 25.7%

first_img29 July 2011Unemployment in the second quarter of rose to 25.7 percent compared to the first quarter’s 25 percent, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reported on Thursday.“The unemployment rate increased by 0.7 of a percentage point between quarter one (25 percent) and quarter two (25.7 percent),” Stats SA said on releasing its latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey.The number of unemployed persons increased by 174 000 to 4.538-million people. The survey was conducted from April to June 2011.“This is indication of an economy on a soft path and an uncertain global economy,” senior economist at Standard Bank, Johan Botha, said on Thursday.According to the report, most job losses were in manufacturing, which shed 68 000 jobs, followed by mining (31 000) and trade (18 000).“The story is discouraging for manufacturing in the second quarter, which reflects the global slowdown and the impact of the strong rand and rising cost pressures,” Nedbank senior economist Isaac Matshego said.He added that the sector was facing pressure following recent strike action.“We saw a recovery in this sector in the first quarter, but now it’s down again, which erases most of the gains in the sector,” Matshego said.According to the survey, the number of people in the South African workforce increased by 181 000 between the first quarter and the second quarter to 17.7-million.Formal sector employment contracted by 21 000 jobs, while work in the informal sector grew by 34 000 jobs.“The number of unemployed persons increased by 174 000 between quarter one and quarter two, while the number of discouraged work-seekers decreased by 16 000 in the same period,” Stats SA said.The biggest job losses between quarter one and two were recorded in Gauteng province (34 000), followed by North West at 31 000 and the Eastern Cape with 16 000 job losses.Meanwhile, job gains were observed in KwaZulu-Natal at 71 000 and the Western Cape at 21 000.Most of the formal sector job losses were in manufacturing (71 000) and mining (26 000).Formal sector employment increased in the finance (44 000), transport (31 000) and community and social services (16 000) industries. This translated to a net loss of 21 000 jobs in the formal sector.“The outlook is certainly clouded. It seems we are entering an extended period of relative weakness reflected by employment numbers,” said Botha.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Sonoma County Will Provide Loans For Energy Retrofit Work

first_imgBoth Homeowners and Commercial Property Owners Are EligibleSANTA ROSA, Calif. — The Sonoma County government has launched a program to offer loans to homeowners and commercial property owners for energy-retrofit work and the installation of renewable-energy equipment.Similar municipal or county-funded finance programs exist in Boulder County, Colorado; Berkeley, California; and Palm Desert, California. Today San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announced that San Francisco will soon launch a similar loan program.According to the Press Democrat, Sonoma County will provide loans at 7% interest to homeowners for a variety of projects, including photovoltaic arrays, solar water heaters, energy-efficient windows, on-demand water heaters, insulation, and low-flush toilets. The minimum loan amount is $2,500. Borrowers will have up to five years to repay loans up to $5,000. Loans over $5,000 are considered long-term loans, with repayment schedules that can stretch out over 20 years.Loan Payments Are Tacked Onto Property Tax BillsHomeowners will repay loans by means of premiums added to property tax bills. If a property is sold, the new owner will become responsible for the loan payments.Sonoma County will commit $100 million to the new Energy Independence Program. “It’s going to create energy improvements, jobs and help get this economy going,” said County Controller Rod Dole. “We’ve been getting phone calls for weeks. The interest has been phenomenal.”According to supervisor Shirlee Zane, other counties and municipalities are considering similar programs. “We are going to be a model for the whole country,” Zane said.last_img read more

Japan eye record gold haul at Tokyo 2020

first_imgView comments Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I reckon we can aim to get 2.5 times the amount we did in Rio,” the former Olympic judo champion told local media, pointing to Japan’s recent success in gymnastics, table tennis and badminton.“That’s just my personal opinion, not that of the technical committee,” added the 60-year-old Yamashita, who was Japan’s deputy chef de mission in Brazil.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We will collect the relevant data and decide (the official target) hopefully by next summer.”Yamashita, who won judo gold at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, also raised the hope that the host nation’s track athletes could deliver a surprise after a Japanese sprinter, Yoshihide Kiryu, finally broke the 10-second barrier last month after years of trying. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan’s previous best effort in terms of gold medals was as host of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and at the 2004 Athens Games, when they won 16.Thirty golds would have put them above second-placed Britain’s 27 in Rio, but still a long way behind the table-topping United States, who captured 46.Yamashita was also bullish about Japan’s chances at next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, predicting nine medals overall.The country’s previous best haul at a Winter Games was five gold medals and 10 in total as host of the Nagano Olympics in 1998.ADVERTISEMENT Read Nextcenter_img LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel03:03Rescue efforts underway as Typhoon Hagibis kills 11 in Japan01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MVP favorite Fajardo, Beermen likely to banner Mythical Team 2020 summer Olympic games host city, Tokyo, is projected on the floor as dancers perform during the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)A senior Japanese Olympic official has called on the host country’s athletes to win a national-record 30 gold medals at the 2020 Summer Games, local media reported Friday.Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) sports committee chairman Yasuhiro Yamashita backed home-grown competitors to more than double their haul of 12 golds at last year’s Rio Olympics, where Japan finished sixth in the medal table.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more