Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana Pork Joins with ISDA to Feed the HungryNext articleUSDA Announces Programs to Help Sheep Producers Andy Eubank SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Energy Western New York Energy Newest Growth Energy Member Western New York Energy Newest Growth Energy Member Tuesday, Growth Energy, the largest trade association for U.S. ethanol producers and supporters, welcomed Western New York Energy LLC as its newest member. Western New York Energy is located in Medina, N.Y. “We are excited that Western New York Energy has joined the Growth Energy team,” said Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis. “Western New York Energy is an outstanding, locally owned company that provides jobs for the people of New York that cannot be outsourced, reduces our dangerous dependence on foreign oil and improves our environment.” Michael Sawyer, President and CEO of Western New York Energy, commended the partnership stating, “By joining Growth Energy, we will be able to further our mission of developing the full potential of western New York’s renewable resources and solidify our commitment to clean, renewable and domestic energy.”Western New York Energy LLC processes approximately 20 million bushels of corn into over 55 million gallons of ethanol annually, which is blended with gasoline throughout western New York. The facility also produces 160,000 tons of highly nutritious animal feed for the region. Source: Growth Energy By Andy Eubank – Jul 29, 2014 SHARE
In 2002, there was no clue that Usain Bolt would become the best 100-metre, sprinter in history. Save for a forlorn Class Three effort at Boys and Girls’ Champions two years earlier, he had concentrated on the 200 and 400 metres with much success. The penny dropped at a training camp hosted by the G.C. Foster College. The nation’s finest junior athletes were assembled at the G.C. Foster College for an ongoing training camp. It was a key plank of Jamaica’s preparation for the World Junior Championships which were set for Kingston in July 2002. Bolt lined up against many of the best junior 100-metre sprinters of the day and cleaned their clocks. Those present were stunned by his speed. It was a glimpse into his famous future. In those days, training camps were a standard part of preparation for our junior teams. In the late 1990s, stalwarts like Ian Forbes, Juliet Parkes and Brian Smith manned these camps. They ensured that our juniors faced the world’s best at their best. There was even a time when support camps were held outside of the Corporate Area, with the late Constantine Haughton sharing his expertise with those who couldn’t reach Kingston. The conversion of Melaine Walker to the 400-metre hurdles was done at camp by World Junior head coach Stephen Francis with the blessing of Walker’s high school Raymond ‘KC’ Graham after an injury had threatened her 2000 season. Walker took a bronze in the World Juniors in her new event and the rest is history. In 2002, the juniors were housed each weekend at G.C. Foster and their school coaches freely attended and shared their knowledge. The out-turn was a brilliant performance by the team when the big show rolled around. Bolt famously won the 200m. Sherone Simpson, Kerron Stewart, Anniesha McLaughlin and Simone Facey clicked to gold in the 4×100 metres. Facey and McLaughlin took silver medals in the 100m and 200m respectively, with Jermaine Gonzales and Sherul Morgan third in their respective 400-metre finals. Walker moved up to second in the hurdles, behind a world junior record by Lashinda Demus of the United States. It’s a pity that the World Junior Championships won’t come to Jamaica in 2016 but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t prepare for it well. The aforementioned training camps have largely dropped off the calender. Where team members come from schools with self-sufficient programmes, they can arrive ready for national duty. That isn’t often the case. In 2010, distance ace Kemoy Campbell was slowed when funding for track at his school ran out after Champs. A camp, like the one that heralded the sprint future of Bolt, would likely have seen to his welfare. Perhaps, a better prepared Campbell would have advanced past the first round on the 1500-metres in the World Juniors in Moncton, Canada. Our top seniors largely have camps of their own, but our juniors suffer if left alone. Our medal haul at the World Juniors tell the story. In 2002, the team’s 11-medal performance may have been boosted by brilliant home support. Since then, the take has settled at lower levels. Jamaica garnered nine medals in 2004, eight in 2006, six in 2008, three in 2010, five in 2012 and six in 2014 at successive stagings of the Under-20 championships. This year, a three-day camp helped to prepare Jamaica’s 2015 Pan-Am Junior team for a 13-medal haul. The 2002 World Junior Championships in Kingston were wonderful. The support by a capacity audience, night after night, and the performances by the likes of Carolina Kluft, Blanka Vlasic, Meseret Defar, Darrell Brown and Bolt make it worthwhile for the authorities to consider a return to Kingston at some point in the future. In the meantime, it makes sense to prepare well for the 2016 renewal, wherever it is staged. The revival of preparatory junior camps would be a good way to get out of the blocks. – Hubert Lawrence was present at the 2002 World Juniors.
1 Newcastle United fans will be hoping Rolando Aarons can fire them to Premier League safety with goals like this. The Magpies’ Jamaican-born forward was on international duty with England’s Under-21s when he hit this beauty in training. An aerial view shows the forward rising in an acrobatic fashion to meet the ball, striking it on the volley and beating the goalkeeper at his near post.Aarons is yet to score in nine first-team appearances for Newcastle this season, so he will be proud of this impressive training ground strike. The 20-year-old posted the video on his Instagram account – see below! Newcastle United forward Rolando Aarons (left) in training with England Under-21s
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“We are budgeting to extend screening of pregnant mothers coming into the public health system and to phase in an improved drug regimen to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission,” Manuel said in his 2009/10 Budget speech. The state’s tuberculosis programme also received additional resources. 12 February 2009 He said a new unit to address the quality of service provision was included in the government’s health spending proposals. “This will be named the National Office for Standards Compliance and it will set and audit norms and standards for hospitals and primary care centres.” Manuel acknowledged the complexity of the challenges facing the country’s health services, and the strain on resources associated with a rising disease burden. South Africa’s state anti-retroviral programme now covers 630 000 people, and the medium term expenditure framework provides for an increase to 1.4-million people by 2011/12. “The development of a National Health Insurance System is aimed at improving the equity of health care financing and enhancing the quality of care for all South Africans,” he said. He said policy interventions supported in the Budget focused both on health facilities and services, and on more aggressively combating the causes of ill-health. Manuel said the department would receive 18 new hospitals in the next three years. “A total of 31 hospitals are under construction, 18 of which will be completed over the next three years.” The 2009/10 Budget makes provision for further improvements in the remuneration of South African health professionals and for the continued expansion of the country’s hospital revitalisation programme. Source: BuaNews An extra R932-million will be added to the Health Department’s HIV/Aids grant in 2009/10 to extend the screening of pregnant mothers, Finance Minister Trevor Manuel told Parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday. Manuel also announced an additional R1.8-billion to introduce three new child vaccines to reduce deaths from pneumonia and diarrhoea.
With the launch of Iris X5 smartphone, Lava has also joined the selfie league.The device sports a 5 -megapixel auto-focus front camera and BSI+ sensor, that will help a user click better photographs in dim light. Other than the sensor the camera is backed by a LED flash. The gadget comes with a 5 inch 1280 x 720 resolution IPS display and features an 8 MP rear camera. The device runs on Android 4.4 KitKat processor powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and 1 GB RAM. The pricing of the device suggests that it will be powered by a MediaTek processor. Iris X5 provides 8 GB internal storage which can be expanded to up to 32 GB with a microSD memory card. It will come packed with a 2100mAh battery and a dual mic which eliminates unwanted sounds for a clearer phone conversation.Lava Iris X5 is likely to pose a threat to Sony Xperia C3 is it mirrors its specifications n most of the departments and is likely to come at a much cheaper price. There is a slight variation in a few features including battery size since Xperia C3 has a 2500 mAh battery and a 5.5 inch screen with along with the advanced 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor. Unlike Iris X5 Xperia C3 also features 4G LTE. Considering all the variations there is a huge price gap between the two smartphones. While Iris X5 is priced at 87999, Xperia C3 costs 23990, a price which is almost 3 times as high as Lava.
Judith Abil was the lone player for UE to score in double-digits with 11 points. The Lady Warriors had fewer errors (23-27) but were simply outgunned by the Tigress (38-25).Rookie setter MaFe Galanza opened the firing lanes wide for UST’s gunners with 26 excellent sets.“That’s the beauty of it, I have a strong 13-women lineup who can fill-up roles,” said Reyes, who continued to miss the services of injured top spiker Milena Alessandrini.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Blaze Spikers breeze through to semis DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas, led by its “dynamic duo” and a new ally, proved too much for University of the East as the Tigresses pulled out a 25-20, 25-20, 25-16 win on Saturday to better their Final Four chances in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at FilOil Flying V Centre.Coach Kungfu Reyes has named reliable scorers Sisi Rondina and Eya Laure as his “Batman and Robin,” who got a lot of help from rookie Ysa Jimenez coming off the bench for that extra boost that helped put the Lady Warriors away and give Santo Tomas its seventh win in 11 games.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Far Eastern also rose to 7-4 and kept the Tigresses company in third spot after nipping University of the Philippines, 25-21, 19-25, 25-23, 25-22, in the first game.“These two on my left, it’s automatic, they’re my Batman and Robin,” said Reyes as Rondina and Laure sat on his left side during the winning coach’s interview. “But hopefully, I get a player on my right side every game. Because every time I have a player on my right side we win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsLaure finished with 14 points and Rondina 11 as the Tigresses also ended the Lady Warriors’ hopes of making the semifinals at 2-9.Jimenez was that player by Reyes’ right, and she got that privilege after scoring a career-high 10 points and plugging the hole left by the off-form Dimdim Pacres. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid “We are on the right track. Luckily we have a new player stepping up,” added Reyes.“I’m happy that I was able to contribute to my team, I will also be ready to every time the team needs me,” added Jimenez.Idle Ateneo has a 9-1 slate and La Salle, at 7-3, are the only teams with better records than the Tigresses and the Lady Tamaraws.“This was a very important game for us so I tried my best out there,” said FEU’s Heather Guino-o who topscored with 22 points.FEU coach George Pascua said the Lady Tamaraws are still at only “70 percent” and can still improve as the season goes on. They scored 16 points off service aces.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
(Ireland Peters, 4 (left), Amber Strang, five months (centre) and Aubree Strang, 2, died in a fire the broke out in a home late last Tuesday on the Pikangikum First Nation. Facebook/photo)APTN National NewsThe Ontario Provincial Police on Monday released the names of the six adults and three children who died in a fire that consumed a home on the Pikangikum First Nation last Tuesday.The youngest of the victims was identified as five-month-old Amber Strang, who died along with her siblings Ireland Peters and 4, Aubree Strang, 2.The children’s parents Dietrich Peters, 35, and Faith Strang, 24, also died in the fire.Faith Strang’s parents, Dean Strang, 51, and Annette Strang, 49, died in the fire, along with son Gilbert Strang, 31 and his girlfriend Sylvia Peters, 41.According to the OPP statement the home destroyed by fire was the primary residence of Dean and Annette Strang.The OPP said the cause of death for all nine victims was smoke inhalation.The OPP said the cause of the fire is still under investigation, but foul play is not suspected.The fire broke out at the Dunsford Rd. home shortly before 11:44 p.m. last Tuesday.Pikangikum Chief Dean Owen told APTN National News previously neighbours tried to rescue the occupants of the home but the fire spread too quickly.Pikangikum, a fly-in Ojibway community, sits about 500 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, [email protected]@APTNNews
MONTREAL – Air Canada will soon be offering lie-flat seats on some of its non-stop flights within Canada and the U.S. for customers willing to pay a premium.The airline says these lie-flat seats are available for those flying in Air Canada Signature Class, the premium cabin of its wide-body aircraft.The new service, which is available today for international customers, will be offered starting June 1 for select flights within North America.Routes with the lie-flat seats will include overnight daily flights from Vancouver, Los Angeles and San Francisco to Toronto, the airline says.This new service, branded as Air Canada Signature Service, will also include other added amenities such as valet service in a BMW across the Toronto-Pearson airport tarmac to connecting flights for full-fare premium cabin customers who qualify, starting later in 2018.Benjamin Smith, president of passenger airlines for Air Canada, says its premium customers travelling on longer-flight itineraries place a high value on convenience and comfort.
PARIS — France’s finance minister has said he will meet with the country’s employers’ federation and retailers to assess the economic impact of violent clashes with police over fuel tax hikes.Police bulldozers and garbage trucks cleaned up rubble on the Champs-Elysees on Sunday, a day after 8,000 people demonstrated against the fuel tax. Some of the protesters torched barriers and plywood boards.Paris police have said that 24 people were injured.Bruno Le Maire told BFMTV that on Monday he will meet with representatives “from retailers, merchants, craftsmen, chambers of commerce and the employers’ federation” to estimate the protest’s “impact on sales and on our economy.”Paris’ most iconic boulevard and its surrounding streets were littered with piles of charcoal debris.The Associated Press