D.W. Brooks Lecture

first_imgJo Luck, 2010 World Food Prize Laureate and former president and CEO of Heifer International, will present the annual D.W. Brooks Lecture Oct. 4 at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. The lecture and awards ceremony will start at 11 a.m. in Mahler Auditorium of the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.Luck’s presentation is titled “How a Goat Named Mugisa Transformed the Life of an African Girl.” Under Luck’s leadership, Heifer International grew its budget from $7 million to more than $130 million. This was done mostly through Luck’s introduction of the Heifer International Gift Catalog whereby individuals can purchase livestock for poor families around the world. The global organization works to end poverty and hunger by providing families with income-providing animals. Since 1944, Heifer International has helped more than 70.5 million people in more than 125 countries. Luck’s efforts earned her the honor of being named co-winner of the 2010 World Food Prize. She shared the honor with David Beckmann, head of Bread for the World. The World Food Prize is the foremost international award that recognizes the achievements of those who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.The D.W. Brooks lecture will precede the presentation of this year’s D.W. Brooks Faculty Awards for Excellence. The awards are given annually to UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences faculty members who excel in teaching, research, Extension and public service.The awards were established in 1981 to recognize excellence in the CAES teaching program. In 1983, it expanded to include research, Extension and county Extension programs. An award for global programs was added in 1988 and is given in alternate years.The lecture and awards are named for the late D.W. Brooks, the founder of Gold Kist, Inc. Brooks was an advisor to seven U.S. presidents on agriculture and trade issues. He also started Cotton States Mutual Insurance Companies in 1941 to provide insurance to farmers. The CAES sponsors the annual lecture series in his memory.last_img read more

FCC failure to modernize TCPA hurts CUs, consumers alike

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » As Congress considers the budget for the Federal Communications Commission, it is imperative Congress encourage the agency to modernize implementing regulations for the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), CUNA wrote Wednesday. CUNA sent its letterto the House Appropriations subcommittee on financial services and general government for its hearing on the FCC’s budget for the upcoming year.A July 2015 FCC order on the TCPA has created uncertainty about how credit unions can contact members with important account updates due to its treatment of mobile phones and automated dialing systems, among other things. This comes as financial regulators encourage financial institutions to use technology to ensure consumers have up-to-date information.“The Federal Communications Commission’s implementing rules require prior express consent to make informational calls to cell phones using an automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice, and credit union risks potentially ruinous class-action litigation if for some reason consent has not been obtained or documented,” the letter reads. “The different treatment of informational calls to cell phones and landlines is antiquated and unfair and fails to reflect how the vast majority of consumers communicate today.”last_img read more

Investment flows as UP restructures

first_imgJANUARY 2 sees the start of a major reorganisation of Union Pacific’s Operating Department as part of the merger with Southern Pacific. Four ’regional leadership teams’ were formed on December 1 to manage the transition, which is due for completion by February 28. The Central and Northern regions are based at Omaha, the Southern in Houston, and the Western at Roseville, California. UP President Jerry Davis has announced plans to invest $220m over the next 10 to 15 years on upgrading 965 km of ex-C&NW grain branches in western Iowa and southern Minnesota. They will be rebuilt to take trains of up to 100 covered hoppers hauled by 6000hp AC locos, running at 64 km/h compared to current speeds as low as 16 km/h.UP is also to spend $855m over the next five years on its Powder River coal lines in Wyoming and Nebraska. ’Project Yellow III’ is designed to accommodate a projected 50% increase in UP coal traffic by 2000; it includes treble-tracking much of the BN-UP joint line between Bill and Gillette, and 130 km of the UP main line between Gibbon and North Platte. olast_img read more

Disaster averted as Messi’s private jet forced to emergency landing

first_img Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchThe Best Cars Of All TimeTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This The Barcelona star’s favoured plane was making its way to Tenerife in the Canary Islands when it suffered from issues with its landing gear. Less than an hour-and-a-half later, it departed again, only to turn around and return to Brussels. It took-off at 10.35am local time and headed south-west out of Brussels but just 43 minutes and 132 miles later at 11.18am it touched down again. Information from Flight Aware shows the aircraft flew from San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentina to Guararapes aiport in Recife, Brazil, a 5h 51m flight. It then took off from Recife at 7.19pm local time last night, making a 9h 6m journey to Brussels, landing this morning.Advertisement But after the short stopover in Belgium, the plane did not make the journey to Tenerife as planned. The plane’s last flights before that were from Argentina to Port Elizabeth, South Africa and back on the weekend on March 21 and 22. There is currently no information as to who was on the jet. Messi, who regularly hires the Gulfstream V jet, has even personalised the aircraft to make it feel like his own. His famous No10 is emblazoned on the tail and to top things off, the steps feature the names of Messi and his family – wife Antonella, plus children Thiago, Ciro and Mateo. read also:Messi calls £70m Spurs target ‘phenomenal’ Once inside, there are enough seats for 16 people and features two bathrooms as well as its very own kitchen. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… An £12million private jet used by Lionel Messi has been forced to make an emergency landing at Brussels airport due to a fault with the plane.last_img read more

Duterte hopeful all gov’t policies, programs realized in 2020

first_imgPresident Rodrigo Duterte on New Year’s Eve says he was hopeful that his administration’s policies and programs will be realized in 2020. PCOO MANILA – President Rodrigo Dutertewelcomed the New Year by encouraging everyone to participate in the implementationof the administration’s policies and programs. Vice President Leni Robredo, in a separate New Year’s Day message, urged Filipinos to welcome 2020 with hope as she vows to continue improving Filipinos’ lives in the coming years. “Sa gitna ng lahat ng ingay sa ating panahon, nananatiling malinaw ang pangarap natin para sa ating bayan: isang mas maginhawa at mas magandang buhay para sa bawat pamilyang Pilipino,” she added./PN “With the guidance and grace of the Almighty and the enduring spirit of bayanihan and malasakit, I am confident that we will achieve a stronger and brighter future for our people,” Duterte added.center_img The Chief Executive also said that the New Year was a time to reflect on lessons learned as it is an opportune time to do better and aim higher. “Salubungin sana natin ang bagong taon nang may pag-asa sa ating mga mata, galak sa ating mga puso at ngiti sa ating mga labi,” Robredo said. “Sa kabila ng lahat ng ating pinagdaanan at pagdadaanan pa, ay napakaraming bagay na dapat din nating ipagpasalamat.” “As this administration enters its fourth year, I am hopeful that all our policies and programs for the improved welfare of our citizens and the continued progress of the Philippines will be realized with the active participation of everyone,” Duterte said in his New Year’s Day message, invoking God’s guidance and grace as he also called for the active participation of Filipinos to express confidence that a better was in store for the country. last_img read more

Holton Food Mart robber sentenced

first_imgVERSAILLES, Ind. — The man who burglarized the Holton Food Mart this past June has been sentenced to 3 years in prison.Bryan P. Goodpaster, 21, of North Vernon committed the break-ins on 2 consecutive nights this past June, and took cigarettes and an empty cash register from the store.Police say surveillance video helped to identify him.Goodpaster plead guilty to 1 count of burglary.Judge Ryan King sentenced Goodpaster to 3 years in prison and 3 years on probation.He received credit for 224 days served in jail prior to his sentencing.The judge also ordered Goodpaster to pay $2,000 in restitution to the Holton Food Mart.last_img read more

Twisters Down Raiders IN JV Baseball Action

first_imgSCHEBLER8001 PITCHING OA310450720172 HAUTMAN44111021 BOHMAN21001130 H. SCHUCKMAN11101010 MOORMAN42002221 HUDEPOHL10102020 Courtesy of Twisters Coach Matthew Bohman. BELLAMY1101 YUNGER0101 BOHMAN1101 PEETZ0010 YUNGER31211020 HOFF0101 HITTING PEETZ52000211 WANSTRATH000– FIELDING H. SCHUCKMAN0101 IPHBBHPSOERRERA HOFF53302100 SCHEBLER63513000 HAUTMAN10100000 MOORMAN3110.8 BELLAMY66425679 HAUTMAN3401 POAEFIELDING AVG C. SCHUCKMAN000– 1234567FINALHE BELLAMY42101011 WANSTRATH20100100 OA AT S. RIPLEY S. RIPLEY2300020764 C. SCHUCKMAN10000100 ABRHXBHRBISOBBE WEBER21101000 WEBER000– HUDEPOHL000–last_img read more

Here’s how Ronaldo pranked the public as a homeless man

first_imgRead Also: Neymar still wants Barcelona switch for 2020-21 campaignTo even consider doing something like that to Sir Alex Ferguson is brave, to say the least. Loading… The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, complete with beard, padded suit and dog companion, performed freestyle moves in Madrid’s Plaza del Callao as people watched on, unaware that the man behind the suit was in fact one of the greatest footballers of all time. Promoted ContentTruly Mysterious Things That Have Happened On Chinese Soil8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single MovieCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World Take a bow, Cristiano, you are clearly are up for a laugh. Here is that incredible advert from 2015, which eventually picked up more than 30 million views on YouTube, FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Love him or hate him, this video reignites your faith in professional footballers – a great gesture. I mean, just look at this kid’s face. Towards the end of the video, he reveals himself to the public and quickly gains a crowd of hundreds.center_img Back in 2016, Rio Ferdinand launched a defence of Cristiano Ronaldo by insisting that the Real Madrid and Portugal superstar is always up for a laugh, despite what many people think of his sour attitude at times. Ronaldo was injured during the time of filming, so hats off to the Portuguese winger for making a lot of people’s day. Ferdinand and Ronaldo played together at Manchester United for the best part of a decade, winning just about everything there was to win – including the Champions League in 2008. And as he embarrasses a young child who challenged him to a freestyle face-off, the masked Cristiano signs the boy’s football to then reveals himself as, well, himself – just look at the kid’s face, priceless. Cristiano Ronaldo captured the hearts of millions in 2015 when he dressed as ‘a homeless person’ in Madrid to prank the general public. But despite often throwing tantrums on the pitch and giving team-mates abuse for not passing to him, Ferdinand insists that Ronaldo is actually a fun-loving character, and detailed one particularly funny prank on Sir Alex Ferguson as evidence: From trying to nutmeg pensioners to even asking a girl for her phone number, Ronaldo played the part perfectly.last_img read more

Cardinal Otunga hailed for distinguished leadership

first_imgFather Lawrence Njoroge who delivered the sermon during the mass lauded Cardinal Otunga as just, honest and a firm leader who spoke and stood for the truth.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 “Cardinal Otunga is a good example of how God wants us to live among our communities and as a country,” Father Njoroge said“He cared for everyone. He touched the nation. He touched the church. He touched the family and everyone he met in general.” Father Njoroge statedAlso Read  SRC moves to address pay disparities  Father Njoronge said Otunga’s humility was clearly demonstrated when he decided to retire and live among the poor at the Nyumba ya Wazee in Kasarani.“Cardinal Otunga’s wish was for Kenyans to live in peace, love and serve humanity,” he saidCardinal Otunga, the first Kenyan Cardinal in the history of the Catholic Church, died on 6th September 2003 at the age of 80.Also Read  Women leaders welcome CJ’s decision to dissolve ParliamentHe was very vocal and a strong critic of abortion and remained adamant that human life was sacred from the moment of conception until natural death.Cardinal Otunga also criticized family planning and the use of condoms. He insisted that people should exercise abstinence saying that contraceptives would not solve the HIV/AIDS crisis which was ailing the world at that time. The message of love and selflessness dominated at the Holy Family Basilica as the faithful marked the 17th anniversary of the Servant of God Maurice Cardinal Otunga.Speaking on Sunday during a live Holy Mass aired by KBC Channel 1, John Cardinal Njue described Otunga as a committed servant of God who loved and cared for the people.Cardinal Njue said the process of Otunga’s Beatification is on its final stages and urged Christians to keep praying for the process.Also Read  COVID-19: Kenya records 98 new cases, 62 recoveries, 2 deathslast_img read more

Everton join £60m Osimhen chase

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain EPL: Calvert-Lewin treble fires Everton past West Brom Premier League side, Everton FC, have joined battle for the signature of Lille striker Victor Osimhen, with Carlo Ancelotti and Brendan Rodgers keen on the Ligue 1 goal-machine.With explosive pace in his locker, a fearsome leap and the ability to finish in style with both feet, it is no wonder that Osimhen has been compared to a Chelsea legend Didier Drogba in recent times. But the Nigerian international is making a name for himself in his own right across the Channel, hitting the target 18 times since moving to Lille from Charleroi in Belgium.As a result, it seems only a matter of time before Osimhen follows in the footsteps of Eden Hazard, Nicolas Pepe, Gervinho and co.The 21-year-old has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs in recent times and The Mail have now thrust Leicester and Everton into the mix.The Foxes have apparently identified Osimhen, who would set them back a club-record £60 million, as a possible replacement for club legend Jamie Vardy.The evergreen frontman has another 19 top-flight goals under his belt this season, though it’s fair to say that even he cannot go on forever at the age of 33. Everton, meanwhile, potentially see Osimhen as a man capable of providing some much-needed competition for the rising star Dominic Calvert-Lewin.Oumar Niasse and the controversy-courting Moise Kean could be heading for the exit and Osimhen looks every inch a readymade Romelu Lukaku replacement at Goodison Park.Tags: BelgiumCarlo AncelottiDidier Drogbaeverton fcNicolas PepeVictor Osimhenlast_img read more