Former Nebraska Football Star Arrested For Assaulting Police

first_imgA photo of the outside of Nebraska's Memorial Stadium.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 29: General view of the stadium before the game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Purdue Boilermakers at Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Former Nebraska football defensive back Alfonzo Dennard was arrested in Lincoln early yesterday morning.Dennard, who played for the Huskers from 2008-2011 before a brief NFL career, was taken in after a traffic stop led to an alleged scuffle between he and a police officer.This is Alfonzo Dennard’s second arrest since September.More on his situation, from The Kearny Hub:Alfonzo Dennard, 29, of La Vista, was arrested after a traffic stop near the intersection of 18th and N Streets, said Sgt. Derek Dittman of the Lincoln Police Department. Officers stopped Dennard for having an expired registration and were going to take him into custody for driving with a suspended license.Dittman said a struggle ensued when Dennard refused to put his hands behind his back to be handcuffed. An officer received minor injuries, Dittman said.Dennard was booked into the Lancaster County Jail on suspicion of assault on an officer, resisting arrest and failure to comply. In September, Dennard was arrested for failing to appear in Lancaster County Court on three misdemeanor traffic-related charges: no operator’s license, improper registration and no proof of insurance.Dennard was also arrested for assaulting an officer back in 2o12, after his Nebraska career had wrapped up.That arrest hurt the Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year’s NFL Draft stock, and he wound up going in the 7th round to the New England Patriots. His rookie year was arguably his most impactful, recording 35 tackles and three interceptions.He played two more seasons for New England, but was waived after the 2014-15 season. He was claimed by the Arizona Cardinals, but never played for the team.[The Kearny Hub]last_img read more

Chelsea sign Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund

first_imgChelsea sign Christian Pulisic from Borussia DortmundBorussia Dortmund’s Christian Pulisic has been signed by Chelsea for 64 million euros. The American will be sent back to the German club on loan until the end of the seasonadvertisement Reuters LondonJanuary 2, 2019UPDATED: January 2, 2019 15:54 IST Borussia Dortmund sporting director said it is Christian Pulisic’s big dream to play in Premier League (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSChelsea have bought Christian Pulisic from Borussia DortmundChelsea paid 64 million euros ($73.2 million) for the 20-year-oldPulisic will be on loan to Dortmund until the end of the seasonChelsea have signed Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund but the American playmaker will spend the rest of the season on loan at the Bundesliga side, the German club announced on Wednesday.The Premier League club paid 64 million euros ($73.2 million) for the 20-year-old, Dortmund said in a statement.”It has always been Christian’s big dream to play in Premier League,” Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said.”This certainly has something to do with his American origin and thus we were not able to prolong his contract.”Because of this background and with his contract running down in 2020, we decided to accept Chelsea’s incredibly lucrative offer.Welcome to Chelsea, @cpulisic_10! https://t.co/bgiLbAtXrlChelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 2, 2019SARRI LET’S SLIP CHELSEA’S TRANSFER PLANStriker Olivier Giroud’s ankle injury will not force Chelsea’s hand in the January transfer window but the club could explore the possibility of signing a winger, manager Maurizio Sarri has said.No return date was set for Giroud’s return after he twisted his ankle against Crystal Palace last weekend.Sarri remains pleased with his options up front in Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard.”We have Morata and Hazard can play very well in this position as we have seen in the last matches,” he told reporters.”So I think at the moment I don’t need another striker.”Sarri, however, has a selection headache on the flanks, with Pedro and Callum Hudson-Odoi unavailable due to hamstring injuries.Versatile English midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek is also struggling with a back problem and is a doubt for Chelsea’s home league meeting with Southampton on Wednesday.advertisement”Now we are in trouble with Pedro out, Hudson-Odoi out and Loftus-Cheek is a midfielder but can play as a winger in two-three matches,” Sarri added.”So I have options for the striker, but at the moment I have no option for the wingers.”For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow ChelseaFollow Christian PulisicFollow Borussia Dortmundlast_img read more

Port Canaverals Cruise Terminal 3 Project Moving Ahead

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license The construction of Port Canaveral’s Cruise Terminal 3 in Florida can now begin as a bidder has been selected to carry out works. On January 8, the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners approved awarding Merritt Island-based Ivey’s Construction a USD 78.98 million contract for the cruise terminal project and a USD 29.53 million contract for the adjacent 1,800-vehicle parking garage.Ivey’s was the low bidder to build a two-story, 188,000-square-foot terminal as part of the port’s largest single construction project in its 65-year history – a USD 163 million complex that will become the homeport for Carnival Cruise Line’s biggest and largest cruise ship, the Mardi Gras, when finished in May 2020.“We’re creating a world-class cruise terminal, and with these contract awards, the project is mobilizing and moving ahead,” Captain John Murray, Canaveral Port CEO, said.“We are confident that this state-of-the-art facility will be constructed on schedule and on budget,” he added.A five-member Port Canaveral selection committee favored Ivey’s for the cruise terminal project over a partnership of H.J. High Construction of Orlando and Suffolk Construction of West Palm Beach, which bid USD 83 million.Canaveral Port has taken several measures to ensure minimal impact to surrounding recreation areas during the construction period, including the installation of a seismic monitoring system in the surrounding area during the pile-driving process.In December, port commissioners approved issuing up to USD 117 million in bonds to finance the cruise terminal project. Miami-based Carnival also will provide USD 50 million in as part of a long-term agreement between the port authority and the cruise line that began in September. Additionally, the port will receive USD 6 million in grants from the Florida Department of Transportation for project infrastructure work.CT-3 will welcome the 180,000-ton “XL-class” Mardi Gras, currently under construction in Finland. With a maximum capacity of 6,500 passengers and about 2,000 crew members, the Mardi Gras will be the first North American-based cruise ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) when it goes into service in fall 2020.last_img read more

Eurogate Contship Enter JV with Marsa Maroc

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Terminal operators Eurogate International GmbH and Contship Italia SpA have decided to become shareholders of Marsa International Tangier Terminals SA (MINTT), a subsidiary of Moroccan port operator Marsa Maroc.On March 15, 2019, Germany’s Eurogate and Italy’s Contship signed a joint venture agreement for their entry in the share capital of MINTT.MINTT is a concession holder company for the design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the container terminal 3 of the Port of Tanger Med extension.The terminal has a nominal capacity of 1.5 million TEU and is expected to be commissioned mid of 2020.The new transaction, reported to the Competition Council, was cleared on January 31, 2019. The finalization of this operation is subject to the completion of the share capital increase, according to Marsa Maroc.Founded on December 2006 following port reform, Marsa Maroc operates ten ports in Morocco. The company provides port logistics services within its concession area.last_img read more

Clayton Johnson Settlement

first_imgJustice Minister Michael Baker announced today, June 18, that theprovince has reached a successful conclusion to negotiations withClayton Johnson of Shelburne. The payment covers legal fees,other expenses and compensation for a total amount of $2.5million. “I’m pleased that we have been able to reach an amicablesettlement,” said Mr. Baker. “This is a fair agreement.” Mr. Johnson served five years in prison following a first-degreemurder conviction in 1993. In February of 2002, the PublicProsecution Service asked the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia toacquit Mr. Johnson, when it became clear that, based onsubsequent expert testimony, there was no realistic prospect ofconviction. -30-last_img read more

Gold soars major indices fall after US North Korea talks cancelled

first_imgThe price of gold soared nearly $15 an ounce and major stock indices dipped Thursday after United States President Donald Trump said he is cancelling a planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.The June gold contract advanced US$14.80 to US$1,304.40 an ounce and the global gold sector performed the best for the day on the S&P/TSX composite index with shares gaining on average 1.74 per cent of their worth.“Whenever there’s fear in the world or uncertainty, people buy gold,” said Allan Small, a senior investment adviser at HollisWealth. “That’s what they do.”The current uncertainty comes after Trump sent a letter to Kim cancelling a planned summit in Singapore. The meeting would have been a historic first and even sparked talk of a possible Nobel peace prize for the billionaire president.While the sharp about-face provided a boost for the precious metal, it dampened market sentiment.The TSX fell 20.18 points to 16,113.62.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average retreated 75.05 points to 24,811.76. The S&P 500 index lost 5.53 points to 2,727.76 and the Nasdaq composite index declined by 1.53 points to 7,424.43.“The political headlines are, I guess, taking over the markets,” Small said, adding the drops are not very large because the markets are taking a longer-term view that they don’t believe anything significant will come of this.“We’re kind of getting climatized to all the talk,” he said.The Canadian dollar averaged 77.57 cents US, down 0.09 of a U.S. cent.Elsewhere in commodities, the July crude contract retreated US$1.13 to US$70.71 per barrel, the July natural gas contract advanced about two cents to US$2.97 per mmBTU and the July copper contract gained about three cents to roughly US$3.10 a pound.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.last_img read more

15 polling stations in Mizoram for tribal refugees

first_imgAgartala/Aizawl: The Election Commission will set up 15 special polling stations at Kanhmun village along the Mizoram-Tripura border to help tribal refugees living in relief camps in Tripura exercise their franchise for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Mizoram, officials said on Friday. The tribal refugees, however, have yet to decide whether they would go to Kanhmun village to cast their votes. There are around 12,000 eligible voters, from among the 35,000 tribal immigrants from Mizoram, sheltered in northern Tripura’s seven relief camps in Kanchanpur and Panisagar sub-divisions for the past 22 years after they fled from Mizoram in the wake of communal tensions. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ “Like last year’s Assembly elections, the Election Commission has decided to set up 15 special polling stations at Kanhmun village to facilitate voting by the tribal refugees during the Lok Sabha polls in Mizoram,” Kanchanpur Sub-Divisional Magistrate Abeda Nanda Baidya told IANS on the phone. He said: “The North Tripura district administration would arrange vehicles and security to help these tribals to cast their votes in these 15 special polling stations on April 11.” Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Meanwhile, the NGO Coordination Committee, a conglomerate of major civil society and student organisations, had earlier threatened to agitate if special arrangements were made for the tribal refugee voters to cast their votes in the special polling stations, instead of the normal polling stations in different districts of Mizoram. A delegation of the Mizoram Bru Displaced People’s Forum (MBDPF), the refugees’ apex body, would meet the Election Commission in Delhi next week demanding setting up of polling stations inside the seven relief camps “It would be very difficult for the aged, ailing and pregnant women to travel on an average of 35 km to Kanhmun village to cast votes. A three member MBDPF delegation would meet the Election Commission early next week to persuade the commission to accept our demands,” Bruno Msha, General Secretary of MBDPF, told IANS. Mizoram Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ashish Kundra said in Aizawl that as per the Election Commission’s directives, 15 polling stations – nine for Mamit district and three each for Kolasib and Lunglei districts – would be set up at the Mizoram-Tripura border village. Kundra said that he is in close touch with the Tripura CEO regarding the logistical support to the refugee voters. He said that he will send a team to Tripura to discuss the arrangements. Meanwhile, following an agreement signed in Delhi in July 2018, foodgrain and other relief supplies to the Reang tribal immigrants was to be stopped from October 1, 2018, to compel the tribal refugees to return to their respective villages in Mizoram. However, following an appeal by the refugees, the supply was extended twice by the Union Home Ministry first till March 31 and then again till September 30. “A Home Ministry letter to the Chief Secretaries of Tripura and Mizoram said that the refugees have to be repatriated by September 30. Free rations and other facilities will be stopped then,” an official of Tripura’s Revenue and Relief department said.last_img read more

Air India has 20 planes grounded for repair

first_imgMumbai: Flag carrier Air India has been forced to ground as many as 20 of its 127 fleet of aircraft, comprising both wide-body as well as single-aisle, as it does not have the funds to replace their engines, a senior official has said. The debt-ridden AI, surviving on public doles, needs at least Rs 1,500 crore to get new engines for these planes, and with has no funds coming in, these planes are unlikely to resume operations any soon, the official explained. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraThe loss-making carrier has a fleet of 127 planes of which 45 are Boeing wide-bodies (27 B787s and 18 B777s) and cater to the long-haul and ultra-long haul international routes, and the rest are narrow-body Airbus A320s. “As many as 20 of our planes are out of operations since late last year due to engine issues. That means almost 16 percent of our fleet is down. These planes have to be fitted with new engines, which will require around Rs 1,500 crore,” the official said. Of these, 14 are A320s, four are B787-800s (Dreamliners) and the remaining two are B777s he said. The official said the airline has been trying to get them back into operations with new engines, since late last year.last_img read more

Tangalle rape victim speaks out

Her assailants pushed her into the swimming pool. “I was trying to escape from the pool but they were not letting me.” One of the eight suspects who were arrested but later released is a local politician whose family have close ties to the Sri Lankan president. The couple had met in 2009 in North Korea where he was working as a prosthetics expert for the Red Cross, fitting artificial limbs to adults and children. Tkacheva was in Pyongyang, the capital, to study the Korean language. The relationship continued when Shaikh was posted to Gaza.They were enjoying a holiday in December 2011 at the Nature Resort in Tangalle, 100 miles south of the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, when a group of men arrived at a hotel party on Christmas Eve. A woman raped at a hotel in Sri Lanka has spoken for the first time of the attack in which she was badly beaten and her British boyfriend was killed, the British Sunday Times reported today.Victoria Tkacheva, 24, a Russian languages graduate, fears that the men responsible for her rape and the murder of Khuram Shaikh, a 32-year-old Red Cross worker from Rochdale, will not be brought to justice. Tkacheva saw cuts on Shaikh’s face but did not notice the stab or bullet wounds that killed him. “When I couldn’t bring him round I screamed very loud from helplessness and then I think I lost consciousness because I don’t remember anything else.”It appears that at this point she was raped. Her next memory is waking up in hospital wearing a T-shirt that she did not recognise and finding that her dress was blood-splattered and her underwear had gone. Her face was badly swollen and her body was covered in bruises.Witnesses said Tkacheva had been found naked and unconscious in a room at the hotel on Christmas morning. She had been raped or sexually assaulted and had suffered vaginal injuries, according to a Sri Lankan police report.Tkacheva does not recall when or where she was found. “You try not to think that could have happened but it’s disgusting because they killed Khuram and sexually assaulted me,” she said.To the best of Tkacheva’s knowledge, her missing underwear has never been found and her dress was thrown away. Both could have provided police with DNA evidence.The eight suspects were identified through witness accounts. They include Sampath Chandra Pushpa Vidanapathirana, the head of the local council in Tangalle, one of the largest towns in Sri Lanka’s southern province. His family have links to President Mahinda Rajapaksa.While there is no suggestion that Rajapaksa or members of Vidanapathirana’s family have intervened in the case, the relatives of Tkacheva and Shaikh believe there has been a lack of urgency during the investigation. All the suspects were released on bail without charge last November.Tkacheva, who has waived her anonymity as a rape victim, is ready to give evidence at any trial. “I was devastated when the men were freed on bail,” she said.Last month the Sri Lankan government said it was awaiting a report on DNA evidence and had made every effort to find those involved. Tkacheva, who had suffered a fractured skull, eventually managed to get away.“I got out from another side of the pool and in a few steps I found Khuram lying on the ground. I ran to him and started to call his name but he wasn’t responding.“I tried to make him conscious, trying mouth-to- mouth, but there was nothing I could do to make him conscious,” she said. After a minor tiff with Shaikh during the party, Tkacheva was sitting alone on the beach at midnight to cool down when she was approached by a man and asked whether anything was wrong.She became anxious and ran back towards the hotel but was set upon by a number of men. She does not know how many.“I couldn’t even see them. They started beating me. I fell to the ground — I was covering my head with my arms so I couldn’t see anybody,” she said. “It was next to the pool. It was so sudden, they were kicking and punching.” There is currently no prospect of a trial, but Tkacheva insists she will not rest until justice is done. “I know if Khuram was in my place he would go on to the end,” she said. “That’s what I must do too.” read more

10000strong UN peacekeeping mission authorized for southern Sudan

The peacekeepers would form the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS), which, as part of a considerable mandate, would liaise and coordinate with the African Mission in Sudan (AMIS) “with a view towards expeditiously reinforcing the effort to foster peace in Darfur,” said the United States-sponsored resolution.Other parts of the mandate include monitoring and verifying the ceasefire agreement, helping to set up a disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programme for ex-combatants, and promoting national reconciliation and human rights.It requested Secretary-General Kofi Annan to report to the Council within 30 days on ways in which UNMIS could reinforce the peace effort in the western region of Darfur through appropriate assistance to AMIS, including logistical support and technical assistance.”Let us be clear: the people of Sudan, the donor community and the United Nations face extraordinary challenges in implementing the peace agreement. These must be addressed quickly and with determination. Serious political hurdles still confront the peace process and we must have the full cooperation of the parties to overcome them,” Mr. Annan said in a message read to the Council by UN peacekeeping chief Jean-Marie Guéhenno.He noted that the UN would face unprecedented logistical obstacles in setting up the operation “in a country famous for its extreme climate and prohibitive terrain” and that an appeal for $560 million for relief and recovery operations in southern Sudan had brought in only 10 per cent of that amount.The resolution stressed that no military action could solve the problems in Darfur and it called on the Sudanese Government and the rebel groups, especially the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and the Sudanese Liberation Army/Movement (SLA/M) to resume peace talks rapidly and without preconditions in Abuja, Nigeria.It also called on the UN Joint Assessment Mission, the World Bank and unilateral and multilateral donors to provide an assistance package for the reconstruction and economic development of Sudan, including official development assistance and trade access, and it welcomed a Norwegian initiative to convene an international donors’ conference for the country.The resolution noted that all the UN regulations for strict and appropriate peacekeeper conduct had to be observed. read more

Irving Oil charged in gas pricefixing probe

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 28, 2012 6:22 pm MDT Irving Oil charged in gas price-fixing probe OTTAWA – Criminal charges have been laid against Irving Oil and a senior company executive for alleged price-fixing at gas stations in three Quebec cities.The federal Competition Bureau says three charges of conspiracy are being laid against the New Brunswick-based company.And the same three charges are also being laid against Serge Parent, the company’s manager for Quebec.The scheme allegedly took place in Victoriaville, Thetford Mines and Sherbrooke.The federal bureau says it uncovered the plan using investigative tools, including wiretaps and searches.It says it found evidence of gas retailers, or their representatives, communicating with each other to agree on the price they should charge at the pumps.Thirty-nine people and 15 companies have been charged so far as a result of the Competition Bureau’s ongoing investigations into gasoline price-fixing.Twenty-seven people and seven of the companies have pleaded guilty, triggering fines totalling $3 million and short prison sentences for most of the individuals. read more

US service firms grew at healthy clip in September but slightly slower

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Oct 3, 2014 8:47 am MDT WASHINGTON – U.S. service firms expanded at a healthy pace in September although it was slightly below the record pace set in August.The Institute for Supply Management reported Friday that its service index dipped to 58.6 last month, down from a reading of 59.6 in August which had been the strongest level recorded since the measure was introduced in January 2008.Hiring at service firms, where most Americans work, rose for a seventh straight month.The service sector index covers about 80 per cent of the private sector economy. The index tracks new orders, business activity, employment and supplier delivery delays.The hiring gains were led by increases in construction and retail trade. Among the comments was one which said that the “previous conservative staffing model is relaxing due to increased demand for services.”A total of 12 service industries reported growth in September. Five reported contraction.On Wednesday, the purchasing managers group reported that its index of manufacturing activity slipped slightly in September to a reading of 56.6, down from 59 in August.For both indexes, any reading above 50 signals growth. US service firms grew at healthy clip in September but slightly slower than record August pace read more

UN political official calls for innovative and practical ways to implement decolonisation

“I call on the international community to address the issue of self-government and find innovative and practical ways to implement the decolonization process,” he said, pointing to an increase in productive cooperation among the Committee, the administering Powers and the Non-Self-Governing Territories. “Let us seize this momentum and move the decolonization agenda forward.” Mr. Toyberg-Frandzen described work carried out in 2014 on decolonisation, including the mission that visited New Caledonia, which he said was the first such mission since 2007, and the successful repetition of dialogue between the Bureau of the Committee and each of the four administering Powers as well as various other stakeholders.Speaking on behalf of the Secretary-General at the meeting in New York, Mr. Toyberg-Frandzen, who serves as Interim Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, said 17 Non-Self-Governing Territories across the globe remain under the purview of the Committee, adding that 2015 was the midpoint of the Third International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism and also marked 55 years since the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples. The Special Committee, established in 1961, is known formally as the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples and is mandated to monitor implementation of the Declaration.The Declaration affirmed the right of all people to self-determination and proclaimed that colonialism should be brought to a speedy and unconditional end. It states that the subjection of peoples to alien subjugation, domination and exploitation constitutes a denial of fundamental human rights, contravenes the UN Charter and impedes the promotion of world peace and cooperation.The Committee (informally known as the “C 24”) annually reviews the list of Territories to which the Declaration is applicable and makes recommendations as to its implementation. It also hears statements from Non-Self-Governing Territories’ representatives, dispatches visiting missions, and organizes seminars on the political, social and economic situation in the Territories.The 17 remaining Non-Self-Governing Territories still under the purview of the Committee are home to nearly two million people and include New Caledonia, Gibraltar, Western Sahara and Guam. “As we celebrate this year the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, we also mark 70 years in advancing the Organization’s historic decolonization mandate,” he said. “Yet this process is not complete.” read more

Drone battery named likely cause of Sifton house fire

first_imgA charging drone battery is the likely cause of a May house fire in the Sifton neighborhood, according to the Clark County Fire Marshal’s Office.Fire crews were dispatched at 12:32 p.m. May 22 to 7205 N.E. 125th Ave. The fire was put out in roughly 10 minutes, Deputy Fire Marshal Caleb Barnes said.No injuries were reported, but flames caused heavy damage to the front of the house and attic, and smoke affected other parts of the structure, Barnes said. Three adults and a dog were displaced, and the damage was assessed at $272,742.“The walls are still standing, but the inside of the house was really damaged,” Barnes said.The homeowner left four lithium polymer drone batteries charging in the front part of the house, Barnes said. He was changing a tire in his garage while his adult daughter was in the front yard when they heard several loud booms.One of the batteries likely caught fire, Barnes said. The deputy fire marshal added that three pressurized cans that were near the charger popped due to the fire, creating the explosive sounds.last_img read more

World Soy Foundation Begins Work on Extruder Project in Nicaragua

first_imgThis month the World Soy Foundation (WSF), begins work in partnership with the National Soybean Research Laboratory (NSRL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on a project funded by the Illinois Soybean Association. The project is to conduct a market assessment and develop a business plan for a soon to be refurbished extruder based in Managua, Nicaragua.Cooking with textured soy protein at the Fabretto Children’s Foundation. Fabretto is partnering with WSF on the extruder project.WSF and NSRL will conduct a market assessment for products that could be produced with the extruder, and develop a subsequent business plan to ensure the extruder equipment is put to maximum and efficient use.The business plan will be designed for use by in country partners including the Fabretto Children’s Foundation, the Nicaraguan Ministry of Nutrition and Education and the World Food Program (WFP), all partners which will have a role in the production process.A draft formulation for a snack or other blended, extruded product to be produced with the extruder will be developed. The ultimate goal of the project is to develop a soy-based, high-protein product to be produced with the extruder to fight malnutrition in Nicaragua where nearly 50 percent of children suffer from chronic malnutrition.For more information on how your support through the Acre Challenge reduces malnutrition through the Power of Soy, please visit www.worldsoyfoundation.org.last_img read more

Nominate A Wilmington Child For Kindness Award Free Trip To Disney

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Mary Jo Brown Foundation needs your help to find a very special, deserving, unsung hero from our young generation to receive our 2018 Spreading Smiles Award.Do you know a child or young adult that helped a neighbor or family member in need? Someone that stood up to bullying? Or maybe requested that donations be made to a worthy cause in lieu or Christmas or birthday gifts? The person we select to receive the Spreading Smiles Award will embody the ideology the Mary Jo Brown Foundation is built upon…it will be someone who puts others first, someone who takes action to make the world a better place through acts of kindness…and who looks for nothing in return. Their actions are selfless, the rewards they receive are purely the joy they bring others.Please help our Board seek out these young heroes by nominating someone you know for the Spreading Smiles Award. The attached form walks you through the simple steps required to nominate your hero. Simply, tell us the story of selfless kindness* that describes why your nominee deserves to be recognized and submit it by September 1, 2018. The nominee must be a legal US resident under 18 years of age as of 12/31/18.If you are nominating someone and you are under 21, your nomination requires the signature of an authorizing adult; however, we encourage young people to participate in the nomination process.The Contest is not open to entry where prohibited or restricted by law and is not open to family members of the Board of Directors of The Mary Jo Brown Foundation. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.Finalists will be notified in advance and invited to attend our annual Luau Fundraiser on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at the Elks Hall in Saugus where they will be introduced to our supporters. All will be rewarded and our Grand prize winner will then be announced. **Grand Prize Award is a ***Trip to Disney World for 4 – valued at approximately $4500.About the Mary Jo Brown FoundationThe Mary Jo Brown Foundation was founded to honor the memory of Mary Jo Brown and to carry on her legacy of love, her passion for helping others and her extraordinary kindness that spread continuous joy to all who knew and loved her. The Foundation focuses its effort in continuing that joy by sending monthly care packages for our country’s deployed soldiers, providing a number of families in need with a memorable Christmas, and offering numerous small donations to reward random acts of kindness witnessed by our Board, as well as partial funding for the Mary Jo Brown Smile Fund, which provides support to the Child Life Services program at Tufts Floating Hospital for Children where Mary Jo worked for 35 years. Our motto is “Spreading Smiles through Acts of Kindness”. Please visit our website at maryjobrown.org and help us pay it forward by bringing smiles to those who need them most.*This act of kindness must be verifiable.**In the event the grand prize winner is unable to (or elects not to) take advantage of the trip to Disney World for 4, the trip will revert back to the Mary Jo Brown Foundation so that an alternate recipient may be awarded.***Disney Trip for 4 includes roundtrip airfare Boston area – Orlando, 5 nights lodging in a Disney Moderate Resort Hotel with Magical Express shuttle service between Orlando airport and Disney; 4-day park passes and a Gift Card.(NOTE: The above press release is from Mary Jo Brown Foundation.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNominate A Wilmington Child For Kindness Award & Free Trip To Disney WorldIn “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Thursday, August 29, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, September 1, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Climate change affecting global food production

first_imgClimate change is adversely affecting the production of key crops such as wheat and rice, with some countries faring far worse than others, according to researchers including those of Indian origin. The world’s top 10 crops – barley, cassava, maize, oil palm, rapeseed, rice, sorghum, soybean, sugarcane and wheat – supply a combined 83 per cent of all calories produced on cropland. Yields have long been projected to decrease in future climate conditions. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe research shows that climate change has already affected production of these key energy sources. Scientists used weather and reported crop data to evaluate the potential impact of observed climate change. They found that observed climate change causes a significant yield variation in the world’s top 10 crops, ranging from a decrease of 13.4 per cent for oil palm to an increase of 3.5 per cent for soybean, and resulting in an average reduction of about one per cent of consumable food calories from these top 10 crops. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”There are winners and losers, and some countries that are already food insecure fare worse,” said the reearchers. “These findings indicate which geographical areas and crops are most at risk, making them relevant to those working to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals of ending hunger and limiting the effects of climate change. Insights like these lead to new questions and crucial next steps,” they added. The impacts of climate change on global food production are mostly negative in Europe, Southern Africa, and Australia, generally positive in Latin America, and mixed in Asia and Northern and Central America. About half of all food-insecure countries are experiencing decreases in crop production – and so are some affluent industrialised countries in Western Europe, the study found.last_img read more

VIDEO Allen Iverson reveals Michael Jordan greeted him with an NSFW insult

first_img The two became friends, but Iverson said Jordan was still salty about getting hit with this all-time crossover.(1997) Michael Jordan’s postgame interview about rookie Allen Iverson’s crossover. pic.twitter.com/DmzcDAPyrf— Timeless Sports (@timelesssports_) November 30, 2017 Advertisement Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player to ever walk the face of the Earth, but he’s also legendarily petty. When it came to young players he felt might be coming for his crown, Jordan never left any doubt who was the big dog, including a young Allen Iverson.In a recent interview with Complex, A.I. recounted his first ever meeting with his childhood idol before he was about to play in the rookie game during All-Star weekend, and MJ wasn’t in the mood to make new friends. Instead he greeted Iverson by callin him a ‘little b—‘. Iverson was taken aback by the greeting but just took it because it was Michael Jordan.last_img read more