Giving Tuesday UK has introduced a fundraising initiative for this year’s event in support of the country’s charities.GivingTuesday 2020 takes place on 1 December, and new for this year in the UK it will include GiveBack2020, specifically designed to encourage support for charities.GiveBack2020 is an initiative from Giving Tuesday UK and its partners to help charities by encouraging people to give back to those that have supported them, their families and communities throughout the pandemic, and help them survive, whether through donations of time, money or other assistance. Tagged with: Giving Tuesday Giving Tuesday suggests that charities ask their supporters to get involved in GiveBack2020, explaining what they would like them to GiveBack depending on the need: such as donations, volunteers, support for a campaign, or professional support, and why.It has published a toolkit of resources to help, including ideas, social media assets and a template press release on its site.Last year in the UK, GivingTuesday saw £14.2m given in donations via Visa alone: the equivalent to almost £10,000 a minute. This year has already seen one GivingTuesday event with an extra day of global action, #GivingTuesdayNow, taking place on 5 May in response to Covid-19. This was designed to drive giving as well as action, and to support communities and non-profits around the world. 734 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 733 total views, 2 views today Giving Tuesday UK launches GiveBack2020 initiative to encourage support for charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Melanie May | 14 October 2020 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
Facebook Twitter FinancialCiti group earnings today with $.95 expected or v10% below last year’s revenuesBig 2Q earnings weekRetail sales seen up .2%Chine PM says more economic trouble is coming as they confront an economic slow down for the first time in their hybrid business formatEuropean stocks little changed and economic solutions little hopeEuro holds at 1.219Crude oil off $ .44 at $86.66Gold down $5 at $1583Dollar index 83.43 up 8Bernanke before congress with no new ideas like what came out of the last FOMC meeting Grains and soybeansAnother leap ahead Sunday night with Dec corn up $ .27, Nov beans plus $ .40 and Dec wheat $ 28 higherSome see $8 Dec corn this weekEastern Corn beltrains disappointingCrop ratings expected to 3-10% lowerCorn yield many now see at 135 bpa or worse without rain fall reliefUnder 1 billion corn carry over and below 100 million beans now a consideration10 day hot spell with 95-102 seen inIowaand that’s been one of the better spotsOutside markets no helpCrop insurance claims could be a record and some form of government intervention is possible LivestockShow list size and boxed beef stability is the issueBoxed beef last $6 last week to $184 choice versus $173 selectCattle loss per hear is now at $200 and feed spiked higher this Monday morningAnother 10 day hot spell will cut meat demandPork cutout steady on carcass with loins up $ 1.93, hams $ .32 better and bellies down $2.44Last week was a full week of slaughter at 641,000 cattle and 1,959,000 hogs Seed Consultants Market Outlook 7/16/12 Previous articleSeed Consultants Market Comments Gary WilhelmiNext articleSeed Consultants Market Update 9:20am CDT Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter SHARE By Gary Truitt – Jul 16, 2012 SHARE Home Market Market Watch Seed Consultants Market Outlook 7/16/12 7-16-12 AM Comments read more
Facebook Twitter Previous articleKeeping Livestock Safe During Extreme Cold and FSA Employees Happy to be Back at Work on the HAT Wednesday Morning EditionNext articleBenton and Wayne County Farm Bureaus Talk Farm to Fork at AFBF Hoosier Ag Today SHARE SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Jan 30, 2019 A Purdue University researcher is part of a project that is looking for ways to improve swine herd health and survivability to increase animal well-being and pork producers’ profits.Kara Stewart, a Purdue assistant professor of animal sciences, will focus primarily on neonatal piglet survival from birth until weaning. The project is being led by the Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University and also includes scientists from Kansas State University. The National Pork Board and the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) are providing nearly $2 million for the five-year study.“Leaders in the swine industry recognized that pig survivability was a multifactorial issue that would require teams of researchers from various disciplines to work together to research methods to improve livability in pigs,” Stewart said. Indiana Pork also has agreed to contribute money to these projects because they see the value in decreasing herd mortality rates and improving animal welfare in our industry.”It is estimated that 30 percent to 35 percent of pigs born die before reaching the market, creating significant economic losses for farmers. Those mortality rates have been increasing across all phases of production.“The members of the animal science and welfare committees of the National Pork Board recognize improving pig health, welfare and productivity are keys in extending pig survivability,” said Chris Hostetler, director of animal science for the National Pork Board. “While this project is slated to last five years, it is the vision of the committees that this effort will fundamentally shape the way pigs are raised to provide safe, wholesome pork far into the future.”Under the project, the causes of mortality on commercial swine farms will be studied by an interdisciplinary team of nutritionists, physiologists, veterinarians, well-being and behavior experts, geneticists, toxicologists, Extension specialists and economists. The goal is to fully understand the biological mechanisms that limit pig and sow survivability, how they interact and how they can be effectively improved.“We know that improving survivability will increase the efficiency and environmental sustainability of the whole industry, but solutions need to be economically feasible,” said Tim Kurt, FFAR’s scientific program director.“Increasing sow and piglet survivability is one of the most intractable issues facing the pork industry,” said Sally Rockey, FFAR’s executive director. “While this is a clear animal welfare problem, it is also one of the most important productivity and economic issues for producers. FFAR is pleased to be part of this important research that unquestionably will have a multitude of positive impacts.”Stewart will specifically investigate management procedures for newborn piglets that can increase their survivability. “I also will be looking at the impacts of inducing parturition, the farrowing process and colostrum production from the mother and how these factors impact piglet survival.”The project’s overarching goal through effective research and extension activities is to improve swine survivability by 1 percent or more each year. Increasing the wean-to-finish survival of animals by 1 percent would represent an estimated gain in productivity of approximately 1.2 million pigs a year for the nation’s swine industry.The research team objectives include:* Evaluate producers’ management attitudes and economics associated with improving survivability in U.S. swine production.* Identify the causes of mortality on U.S. sow farms to support development and implementation of targeted strategies to maximize survivability.* Define factors that influence wean-to-finish survivability and implement management strategies based on production-based research.* Develop national extension, outreach and education resources and strategies to encourage adoption and implementation of management practices to improve survivability in pork production.The project also will train future industry leaders, including graduate students and staff, and is expected to employ undergraduate and veterinary students through internship programs.Additional information on the project team, specific efforts and progress can be followed on the project website at www.piglivability.org.Source: Purdue University News Service Purdue Researcher Part of Effort to Improve Swine Health Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Purdue Researcher Part of Effort to Improve Swine Health read more
Local News Facebook By Odessa American – February 24, 2021 Facebook Twitter ASSAULTEric Aguirre, 31, was indicted on a charge of assault by restricting airway (family violence), a third-degree felony.Fredrick Hernandez Balcazar, 38, was indicted on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, both of which are second-degree felonies.Terry Michael Cupell, 43, was indicted on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony.Joe Lozano, 19, was indicted on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, both of which are second-degree felonies.Edward Mitchell, 19, was indicted on a charge of assault of a family or household member by impeding breath or circulation (family violence), a third-degree felony.Roanasionne Robinson, 21, was indicted on three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, all of which are second-degree felonies.Lisa Marie Subia, 30, was indicted on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (family violence) and possession of a controlled substance, four grams or more but less than 200 grams, both of which are second-degree felonies; unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, a third-degree felony; and theft of property, less than $2,500, with two or more previous convictions, a state jail felony.Alfredo Varela, 38, was indicted on charges of aggravated assault of a family member causing serious bodily injury, a first-degree felony; aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony; and continuous violence against the family, a third-degree felony. DEADLY WEAPON IN PENAL INSTITUTIONSteven Flores Garcia, 48, was indicted on a charge of deadly weapon in a penal institution, a third-degree felony. Pinterest UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF FIREARMDarlin Lamar Emory, 31, was indicted on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, a third-degree felony. Presley Lopez, 27, was indicted on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, a third-degree felony. ECTOR COUNTY FELONY INDICTMENTS: May 13, 2019 The following is a list of felony indictments by an Ector County grand jury on April 15, 2019. The list does not include those who have yet to be arrested. BAIL JUMPINGJohn Spencer George, 31, was indicted on two counts of bail jumping and failure to appear, both of which are third-degree felonies.Dekovan Iris Johnson, 27, was indicted on charges of bail jumping and failure to appear, a third-degree felony; and evading arrest with a previous conviction, a state jail felony.Daniel Rodriquez Marquez, 34, was indicted on charges of bail jumping and failure to appear, a third-degree felony; and possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, a state jail felony. DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATEDRobert Anthony Bowers Jr., 35, was indicted on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third or more, a third-degree felony.Javier Martin Chavez, 42, was indicted on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third or more, a third-degree felony.Judd Wicks Davis, 55, was indicted on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third or more, a third-degree felony.Javier Gerardo Delacruz, 26, was indicted on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third or more, a third-degree felony.David Dominguez, 42, was indicted on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third or more, a third-degree felony.Alberto Elorduy, 56, was indicted on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third or more, a third-degree felony.James Benjamin Haltom, 51, was indicted on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third or more, a third-degree felony.William Alan Hoyt, 59, was indicted on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third or more, a third-degree felony.Adan Huerta, 36, was indicted on charges of driving while intoxicated, third or more; and possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), both of which are third-degree felonies.Fernando Guadalupe Morales, 36, was indicted on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third or more, a third-degree felony.Lee Andrew Partain, 57, was indicted on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third or more, a third-degree felony. EVADING ARRESTCamron N. Johnson, 20, was indicted on a charge of evading arrest with a vehicle, a third-degree felony.Tyriank’shon Johnson, 21, was indicted on charges of evading arrest with a vehicle and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, both of which are third-degree felonies.Cristian Andrew Manriquez, 26, was indicted on a charge of evading arrest with a vehicle, a third-degree felony. TAGS BURGLARYAtron Taylor, 42, was indicted on a charge of burglary of a habitation, a second-degree felony. SEX ASSAULT OF CHILDIrving Holcomb, 32, was indicted on two counts of sexual assault of a child, both of which are second-degree felonies; and a charge of abandoning or endangering a child with criminal negligence, a state jail felony.Francisco Rodriguez, 30, was indicted on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony. Previous articleGOOD NEWS: Winner announced for State Aviation AwardCoordinators run program supporting airport maintenance and capital improvementsNext articleLETTER TO THE EDITOR:Good for Landgraf Odessa American FRAUDULENT USE OF IDENTIFYING INFORMATIONBrittany Leann Voorhies, 29, was indicted on a charge of fraudulent use of identifying information, a third-degree felony. WhatsApp TAMPER/FABRICATE PHYSICAL EVIDENCEJodi Teal Owens, 53, was indicted on a charge of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair, a third-degree felony; and possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, a state jail felony. ROBBERYJeremy Justino Pinedo, 24, was indicted on a charge of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony.Devin Ray Simpson, 19, was indicted on a charge of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony. ABANDON/ENDANGER CHILDMonica Yvette Ochoa, 30, was indicted on a charge of abandoning or endangering a child with criminal negligence, a state jail felony. OBSTRUCTION/RETALIATIONRuben Luis Rico, 29, was indicted on charges of obstruction or retaliation and harassment of a public servant, both of which are third-degree felonies; and criminal mischief, $2,500 or more but less than $30,000; and evading arrest with a previous conviction, both of which are state jail felonies. Twitter UNAUTHORIZED USE OF VEHICLEFrank Alan Lopez, 18, was indicted on a charge of unauthorized use of a vehicle, a state jail felony. Pinterest WhatsApp POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCEHugo Castillo, 38, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, a state jail felony.Charles Michael Cox, 41, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, a state jail felony.David Garcia, 22, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, a state jail felony.Jose Alberto Lopez, 40, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, a state jail felony.Taylor Joe McCarty, 21, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, a state jail felony.Mark Dwayne Moya, 46, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, a state jail felony.Adrian Lewis Nunez, 29, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, a state jail felony.Johnny Chris Tarango, 48, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, a state jail felony.Benito Vega, 29, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, a state jail felony.Rodolfo Villegas Jr., 43, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, a state jail felony.Amanda Marie Williford, 27, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, a state jail felony.Jesus Gutierrez, 50, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, one gram or more but less than four grams, a third-degree felony.Judy Marie Hoffman, 3/83, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, one gram or more but less than four grams, a third-degree felony.Michael James Holly, 53, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, one gram or more but less than four grams, a third-degree felony.Damian Manriquez Lujan, 19, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, one gram or more but less than four grams, a third-degree felony.Shyan Michael Spykes, 29, was indicted on charges of possession of a controlled substance, one gram or more but less than four grams; and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair, both of which are third-degree felonies.Benjamin Valenzuela, 39, was indicted on charges of possession of a controlled substance, one gram or more but less than four grams; and evading arrest with a vehicle, both of which are third-degree felonies.Dean Allan Womack, 43, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, one gram or more but less than four grams, a third-degree felony.Jesus Auden Estrella, 46, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, four grams or more but less than 200 grams, a second-degree felony.Melford Wayne Foust, 46, was indicted on charges of possession of a controlled substance, four grams or more but less than 200 grams, a second-degree felony; and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair, a third-degree felony.Antonio Jesus Hernandez, 44, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, four grams or more but less than 200 grams, a second-degree felony.Lorena Janeth Torres, 24, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, four grams or more but less than 200 grams, a second-degree felony. read more
By Tim KellySenior Week is a time that area high school seniors and recent grads traditionally spend a rite of passage week in Ocean City and other local shore towns.2018 is no exception, although a rainy and chilly start literally put a damper on the festivities for many participants.But on Tuesday, the sun came out, as did beach blankets, Spike Ball equipment, board shorts and bikinis. The Senior Weekers were making up for lost time.“Just being on the beach and the boardwalk today was the highlight,” said Julia Marinari of Lansdale (Pa) High School who was in town with fellow senior Caitlin Sands and a group of other friends. After all, that’s why we came here in the first place.”From left, Alex Cohen, Andy Schwartz, Dylan Mood, Caitlin Sands and Julia Marinari of Lansdale (Pa) Catholic High enjoying Senior Week in Ocean City.Until Tuesday’s break in the weather, Julia said her group of friends had been “hanging out and watching a whole lot of movies.”Bryan Taylor, of Holy Ghost Prep in Bensalem, Pa., was with his buddies Sean Kerrigan, Kevin Mulcahy Brendan Mindiak and Paul Bizzaro. He said coming to Ocean City was a perfect break from the pressures and stress of their final exams and completing their college selections.“It’s nice to just come to the boardwalk, or play some Spike Ball or other games on the beach,” he said. “We like the beach here because there’s plenty of room for us to spread out and (play beach sports).”Holy Ghost Prep School in Bensalem PA was well represented at Senior Week with (from left) Sean Kerrigan, Kevin Mulcahy, Ryan Taylor, Brendan Mindiak and Paul Bizzaro.Four of the five are headed to college in Pittsburgh. Taylor and Kerrigan to Duquesne; Mulcahy and Mindiak to the University of Pittsburgh. Bizzaro will go in Georgia Tech in balmy Atlanta.“We plan to get together next year in Pittsburgh and (Bizzaro) is welcome too, but only if he comes in the winter,” Taylor said.At Philly Twist snack and sandwich bar, proprietor Heidi Thompson-Novasitis said Senior Weekers would account for a large percentage of business in a normal year, but this year’s soggy start meant things were slow.“You can spot them a mile away,” she said of the visiting seniors, who love Philly Twist’s soft pretzels, chicken tenders and their signature authentic Philly cheesesteaks.Downingtown East High School’s (from left) Leah Christie, Emily Samples and Julia Neubaum.“You don’t have to offer anything fancy, it just has to be good,” she said, and the satisfied grin of customer Julia Neubaum of Downington (Pa.) East High School indicated Thompson-Novasitis’ goal had been achieved.On the volleyball courts next to Wonderland, a spirited game was taking place with players from Camden Catholic High in Cherry Hill.Other groups of Senior Week participants walked the boards, mixing easily and trying to interact with members of the opposite gender.“It’s been hard to get out and meet girls so far because of the weather,” said a young man from North Penn High School in Lansdale, Pa. “but things have improved today. “We are looking now. We are on high alert.”Proprietor Heidi Thompson-Novasitis and new employee Tadas Strasunskas of Philly Twist welcomed Senior Week visitors on Tuesday. A large group of young ladies from Unionville High School in Kennett Square PA enjoy the Boardwalk for Senior Week. read more
Swedish group, Lantmännen has sold its fresh bread business, Lantmännen Färskbröd to Finland-based baked goods and confectionery company The Fazer Group.According to the The Fazer Group’s chief executive officer, Karste Slotte, the aqcuisition of Färskbröd would make Fazer the number two player in the Swedish bread market.Per Strömberg, Lantmännen president and CEO, explained that “the Swedish fresh bread business is not in our key investment area”, noting that Färskbröd had been sold as part of Lantmännen’s ongoing strategy to create a focused and profitable business.Mainly selling its products under the Bageri Skogaholm name, Färskbröd underwent a successful “turnaround” project in 2006. “Lantmännen now considers the fresh bread business to be so solid, that we are choosing to sell it to an owner whose core business is fresh bread, with different means to develop the business in Sweden than we have,” said Lantmännen’s chairman Thomas Bodén. “It would not be fair to the employees, customers or suppliers to retain the business in Sweden without investing the necessary resources into it.”Lantmännen Unibake remains one of the group’s key investment areas. It is Unibake’s ambition to lead a European consolidation of the frozen bread sector through acquisitions and alliances.The acquisition is expected to take place later this month, following approval from the Swedish Competition Authority. read more
Twitter South Bend boy, 5, praised for bravery while trying to fight off home invasion suspects Pinterest Pinterest By Jon Zimney – October 13, 2020 0 504 WhatsApp (“Police car lights” by Scott Davidson, Attribution 2.0 Generic) A five-year-old South Bend boy is being praised for his bravery after surveillance video shows four armed men in hoodies breaking into his house in the 500 block of South Grant Street.It happened back on September 30th.As the men flashed their guns, images show the boy fighting back, hitting the intruders, and throwing his toy trucks at them.Investigators say it’s possible the child’s actions led the men to flee the home.The suspects are still being sought by police.Anybody with information is asked to contact Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP or 800-342-STOP or the South Bend Police Department Investigative Bureau at 574-235-9263. WhatsApp IndianaLocalNews Facebook Twitter Previous articleStudy: Indiana ranks low in political engagementNext article$3000 reward offered for information leading to murder suspect’s arrest Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Google+ Google+ Facebook read more
University of GeorgiaGeorgia farmers who want to use the best information to improvetheir farms’ bottom lines should attend the Risk ManagementWorkshop in Vienna, Ga. The first session of the workshop will beFeb. 15. The second session will be Feb. 22.Participants will get hands-on computer instruction fromuniversity specialists with the University of Georgia, Auburn andClemson. They will learn how to use a popular accounting softwareprogram to analyze their farm business and use that informationto make sound financial decisions.Resources are limited to the first 30 registrants. It costs $30for both sessions. Materials and meals are included. To register,call Clay Ward at (229) 268-4171.
On the Blogs: ‘The Last Days of Coal?’ FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Alibra Shipping:At least 15 countries have joined an international alliance to phase out coal use for power generation before 2030.Britain, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland, New Zealand, Ethiopia, Mexico and the Marshall Islands have joined the Powering Past Coal Alliance.The alliance aims to have 50 members by the next UN climate summit in 2018.The alliance further problematizes the future of coal as a fuel for power generation and, by extension, some aspects of its bulk transport. That being said, some of the world’s biggest coal users – China, the United States, Germany and Russia – are not signatories to the alliance.China is pressing ahead with its own plans to cut coal use and reduce pollution from the fuel. Research suggests China will invest as much as $780bn in alternative energy by 2030. The country has already switched millions of households to natural gas heating from coal.In spite of Trump’s effort to bolster the American coal industry, US coal use for power generation is falling. Last year, the fuel accounted for around 30% of the US’s energy mix for power generation. The figure is expected to fall below 25% in 2018. Wind and solar power account for 10% of all US electricity generation and their use is growing rapidly. The automotive industry has also been working in earnest to bring electric cars to the mass market. New research by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis predicts that India will reach peak thermal coal demand within the next decade. The country is expected to significantly increase its share of renewable energy generation, which will gradually displace coal use.It’s just a matter of time before Indian authorities take more drastic steps to limit coal burning and pollution, most probably through renewable energies. It won’t be long before the hundreds of billions of dollars that China is investing in renewables begin to effect meaningful change on the country’s energy mix for power generation.Is it safe to guess that renewable energies will ultimately prove to be a bigger money-spinner than America’s beleaguered coal industry? Whenever we talk about coal, it always seems inevitable that any bullishness will be short-lived. The world has changed.More: The Last Days of Coal? read more