Members of the University of Georgia’s Dairy Science Club recently worked with Tyson Foods and the Animal Agriculture Alliance to donate 30,400 pounds of frozen chicken to the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. Club members won the right to donate the poultry payload after winning a national, Tyson Foods–sponsored food drive contest through the agricultural advocacy group Animal Agriculture Alliance’s College Aggies Online (CAO) program. Thirty one colleges across the country participated in the contest. “The opportunity to watch students grow during their involvement in College Aggies Online was tremendous. We are thankful to have companies, such as Tyson, that truly support young people having a voice regarding agriculture in this country,” said Jillian Bohlen, assistant professor of animal and dairy science at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and advisor to the Dairy Science Club. “Through these activities, I think we will see long-lived rewards for the students, the agricultural industry and food banks, such as the one here in Athens. We are both proud and happy to have been a part of this process.” The 30,400 pounds of chicken will provide 120,000 servings of protein to food-insecure families over the 14 counties served by the Athens-based food bank. This week’s donation was in addition to the 250 pounds of food that club members collected at a food drive during a campuswide food drive that culminated with Dairy Fun Night. “We were grateful for the food that University of Georgia’s Dairy Science Club collected through their food drive, and are even more excited to receive this truckload of chicken from Tyson,” said John Becker, president and CPO of the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. “We appreciate the club’s dedication to fighting hunger in our community and are very thankful to Tyson for their significant contribution.” “Tyson Foods has a rich history of supporting hunger relief efforts nationwide,” said Kay Johnson Smith, Animal Agriculture Alliance president and CEO. “We are so proud that we were able to inspire this year’s CAO participants to give back to their local communities through Tyson’s sponsorship and involvement in the program.” The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is home to 1,941 undergraduate and graduate students working in nine departments, including agricultural and applied economics, agricultural leadership, education and communication, animal and dairy science, crop and soil sciences, entomology, food science and technology, horticulture, plant pathology and poultry science. The Animal Agriculture Alliance is an industry-united, nonprofit organization that helps bridge the communication gap between farm and fork. The alliance connects key food industry stakeholders to arm them with responses to emerging issues and engages food chain influencers and promotes consumer choice by helping them better understand modern animal agriculture. Tyson Foods, Inc. , headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the world’s largest producers of chicken, beef, pork and prepared foods that include leading brands such as Tyson, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Sara Lee frozen bakery, and other brands. Tyson Foods provides a wide variety of protein-based and prepared foods products and is the recognized market leader in the retail and foodservice markets it serves, supplying customers throughout the United States and approximately 130 countries. It has approximately 124,000 employees at more than 400 facilities and offices in the United States and around the world.
National Life Group announced today a biomass energy project that will meet 90 percent of the heating needs of its Montpelier campus while reducing the company’s annual carbon footprint by 45 percent. The $2 million project, scheduled to be completed in late summer, is expected to cut National Life’s annual usage of heating oil from 210,000 gallons to about 30,000 gallons. The company’s $500,000 annual heating bill will be cut roughly in half.National Life’s 500,000-square-foot headquarters is one of the largest commercial buildings in Vermont.“This project will reduce our reliance on foreign oil, reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and will create jobs in our region by supporting our forest products industry,” said Mehran Assadi, president and CEO of National Life Group.Governor Jim Douglas, who attended the announcement, praised National Life’s environmental leadership. “This company is a corporate leader when it comes to energy and the environment,” he said, noting that National Life hosts one of the largest solar electricity installations in the state.Last year the U.S. Green Building Council awarded National Life’s 50-year-old headquarters silver certification under the Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.National Life’s new heating system will use two biomass boilers to burn carbon-neutral woodchips from local renewable sources as fuel. A bin to hold the woodchips will be built below ground near the building’s entrance. The biomass energy system is expected to be fully functional by the end of the summer.The Montpelier-based Biomass Energy Resource Center, BERC, worked closely with National Life in the development of the biomass system. Currently there are more than 70 wood-burning biomass heating and cooling systems in use throughout Vermont, primarily in schools. National Life will be one of only a few commercial office buildings to use such a system.According to BERC, woodchip biomass systems are carbon neutral and have lower sulfur dioxide and net greenhouse gas emissions than both oil and propane. In addition, a sophisticated electrostatic precipitator and exhaust filtration system will remove on average 98 percent of any particles from the emissions, further minimizing any pollution. However, because the woodchips are green and nearly half water, occasional steam plumes may be released through the building’s emissions stack.According to Tim Shea, who spearheaded the project for National Life, “What is remarkable to me is that we’ll be heating approximately 500,000 square feet of building with the biomass system this winter and the emissions will only be that of about 12 woodstoves.” Shea said the new biomass system will cost approximately $2 million and will pay for itself in savings within five to six years.At National Life, environmental stewardship has been a long-standing commitment. In addition to the new biomass system there are numerous employee efforts to lessen the company’s impact on the environment, including recycling shredded paper for reuse as animal bedding and composting food waste. Other energy efficiency projects on the campus include installation of a 73kW solar photovoltaic system to help power the campus, a solar thermal system, water-saving fixtures in the restrooms, energy-saving light ballasts and bulbs, and more efficient air conditioners in the data center.Source: National Life. 5.12.2010 read more
Myrtle Mae (Lyttle) Tufts, 98, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away peacefully at Ridgewood Health Campus on Thursday February 21, 2019 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.She was born August 5, 1920 in Owsley County, KY , daughter of the late John Lyttle and Nellie (Riddlen) Lyttle.She was a life long member of the Mount Tabor United Methodist Church and the United Women’s Missionary Group. Her faith was important to her. Myrtle was a 50 year member of the Washington Township Home Ec. Club. She worked over 30 years at Teaney’s Grocery Store in Aurora, and 2 years at the South Dearborn High School Cafeteria. Myrtle loved boating, camping, and cooking large meals for church dinners. She loved gathering with friends, family and her church family. She will be greatly missed.Myrtle is survived by daughter, Diana (Garry) Satchwill of Aurora, IN; daughter-in-law, Sandy Tufts of Greendale, IN; grandchildren, Wayne (Kelly) Satchwill, Pam (David) Miles, Greg Tufts, and Eric (Michelle) Tufts, great grandchildren, Luke (Samantha) Satchwill, Adam (Jessie) Satchwill, Paul Satchwill, Mary Satchwill,Craig (Nikki) Berry, Tyler Berry, Logan Berry, Taylor (Robbie) Jackson, Jerry Tufts, Aaron Tufts, Charlie Tufts, Will Tufts, Drew Tufts, & Brady Tufts; and 7 great great grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving spouse of 59 years, Joseph Tufts Sr., son , Joseph N. Tufts Jr., siblings, Arthur, Melvin, Everett, Twin, Ray, Claude, Elsie, Marie, & Mildred.Friends will be received Monday, February 25, 2019, 12:00 (Noon) – 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Aurora, 6060 Blair Road, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Church at 2:00 pm with Pastor Bill Secrest officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Aurora First Baptist Church or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.The family would like to thank the staff at Ridgewood for all the loving care they extended to Myrtle and the family.Visit: www.rullmans.com read more
With this, News Nation asked Steve Smith as to how important will this tournament be for him personally having known that the Australian sensation hasn’t played much cricket since March 2018. On this, Smith asserted, “Hopefully I will help Royals to win some game of cricket, that’s my ultimate goal and that’s the reason I am here. I believe we have a pretty strong squad and really looking forward to standing on the field. Hopefully, we as a team will have an ultimate season and can contribute through my bat.”After being suspended from all forms of cricket post sandpaper incident in South Africa, Smith has played T20 leagues in Canada, Caribbean, and Bangladesh but Indian Premier League will altogether be a different experience with World Cup and Ashes around the corner. Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals will be up against Kinga XI Punjab at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur on March 25. Smith will be available for selection from the first game itself even when the ban will uplift on March 29. New Delhi: The twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to begin today with Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) taking on Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore at the iconic M.A Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. On the eve of the first game, the team which made a comeback last season – Rajasthan Royals are back in the pink health for the upcoming season – literally.The franchise coupled with their title sponsors organized a ‘Jersey Launch’ event in Jaipur. In their new pink jersey – signifying their Pink City origin is all set for a cracking show under the stewardship of skipper Ajinkya Rahane, much charged up for the upcoming tournament. At the time of jersey revealing, the likes of Jaydev Unadkat, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, and Sanju Samson were present who launched the jersey of 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League. Smith will be available for selection from the first game itself.Rajasthan Royals will be up against Kings XI Punjab on March 25. Smith is coming back from an elbow injury which he suffered during Bangladesh Premier League. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. read more
Syracuse returned to the Carrier Dome on Wednesday and defeated Boston College 76-50 to win back-to-back Atlantic Coast Conference games for the first time all season. The Orange (10-7, 3-3) were led by sophomore Buddy Boeheim’s 22 points while redshirt junior Elijah Hughes added 19 points. Here are superlatives from the game:The Big Moment: When the opponent starts 0-18 from the 3-point line, it’s hard to pin why Syracuse wins to one moment. But a stretch of seven Boston College misses while Syracuse scored 15 points in a little more than four minutes to close the first half put the game out of reach for an Eagles team that never created any consistent production on offense. The 15-2 run Syracuse closed the first frame on started with a pair of free throws from Marek Dolezaj and was followed by a Buddy 3-pointer. Boston College called timeout after an ensuing Hughes’ transition dunk.The run was a microcosm of a game in which Syracuse made offense look easy, and Boston College made it look like the Carrier Dome installed double-rims. Syracuse finished 51.9% from the field while Boston College made 20 of its 61 field goal attempts and only scored 13 first-half points.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textStud: Buddy Boeheim After Syracuse’s win over Virginia, Jim Boeheim made two matter-of-fact points about his son, Buddy’s, play. First, that he struggled against the Cavaliers, shooting five-for-16, but Boeheim also assured Buddy needed to keep shooting. Eventually, the 40% 3-point shooter would hit his shots. Against Boston College, Buddy started three-for-four from beyond the arc and ended the first half with 15 points. His stroke looked effortless as usual, and shots sank despite some contests from the Eagles defenders around him. Buddy pushed the ball in transition too, sinking two layups on consecutive possessions. Dud: Jesse Edwards The freshman big man saw minutes early in Syracuse’s matchup against Boston College, but quickly played his way out of them. After challenging an elbow shot and forcing a missed jumper, Edwards wasn’t as successful on the next possession as a Boston College player charged in and hit a floater. On another BC trip down the court, Edwards misplayed a rebound and promptly fouled a BC shooter. Six minutes after entering the game with a chance to play meaningful minutes, Edwards exited the court. Highlight: Syracuse’s first basket Much was made early in the season about Joe Girard III’s ball-handling ability and how he’d handle ACC press defenses. Boston College tried to challenge Girard early in the game, and it failed. The freshman guard faked a drive to his right, crossed up his defender left and broke loose toward the hoop. As the ball sank through the netting Girard pointed down toward the court, noting his layup would count along with a foul shot he’d soon swish. Lowlight: Elijah Hughes injury Midway through the first quarter, Hughes lept toward the basket and fell hard after a collision with a Boston College defender. He laid on the ground for more than a minute before eventually leaving after a trainer visited him on the Carrier Dome floor. Hughes left the game under his own power grabbing his right side in the rib area. He eventually came back in the game and finished with 19 points, but the quietness in the Carrier Dome as Hughes lay on the ground spoke to how much Hughes means to SU this season. In an otherwise one-sided game, a near injury to one of the ACC’s top scorers was one of the few near-scares for Syracuse. Comments Published on January 15, 2020 at 8:28 pm Contact Josh: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Schafer_44 Facebook Twitter Google+ read more