FROM CITY HIRING TO RURAL PIG FARMING

first_img FROM CITY HIRING TO RURAL PIG FARMING KCS-content Monday 31 January 2011 7:46 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. 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Mike Ogilvie, managing director of City executive search firm Ogilvie Search, will be pulling on a pair of wellies along with his wife to take part in a new BBC series airing tonight called “It’s a Farmer’s Life for Me”.The series combines reality TV with pig farming – surely a far cry from finding top-class bankers for clients, whatever colourful metaphors Vince Cable might dream up.The programme takes eight couples from urban jungles and throws them into rural Suffolk to be coached by self-made pig farmer Jimmy Doherty, who will decide who has to leave the show each week. Think of it as a kind of outdoors Big Brother. With pigs.The winning couple will have to convince Doherty that they can use their chosen plot of land to turn a profit, a task that even the contents of Ogilvie’s extensive contacts book might find a challenge. BETTING ON A FLUTTER Ever searched in vain for a way from making back some of your losses at the races? Kempton Park races is now offering any punter their money back – if they can show that the day doesn’t set their heart racing.Race-goers interested in taking part get to have their skin conductance (ie, sweatiness) and heart rate monitored to check whether they’re sweating or have been set a’flutter, with those showing little-to-no change getting a full ticket refund. The organisers are banking on the fact that watching horses churn up turf automatically gets us hot and bothered: they’ve even done research to measure how many beats per minute racing adds to your pulse: supposedly, it ups it by eight per cent to an average of 79.7 beats per minute. Formula One comes a close second at 77.6. Which means that watching sport is almost like going for a run, right?AIR NANNIESYou might think the City throws a fair number of odd characters your way, from the pedantic fund managers to the hyper-active traders, but according to a Virgin Atlantic survey of 3,000 of its cabin crew, nothing beats being an air steward.The airline has just released the top seven weirdest requests stewards have encountered on their rounds. In at seventh, the nervous fantasists: “Can the captain please stop the turbulence?”Others include queries as to whether there’s a McDonald’s on board, requests to turn the noisy engine volume down a bit and a demand for help finding a passenger’s glass eye (a bit beyond the call of duty).But the top spots are reserved for the truly odd, including, “Can you take my children to the playroom?” (what is this? A Victorian dollhouse?) and “Can I have a cup of tea and book a massage for my Barbie doll?” Of course, if it’s first class, the answer is surely “yes”. last_img read more

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Google book plan blocked

first_img Share KCS-content whatsapp GOOGLE’S plan to publish millions of books online was thrown out by a US court yesterday after the judge said its $125m (£76.4m) a year settlement with authors was invalid. Google had offered to pay writers to settle a class action over copyright infringement, but New York judge Denny Chin said the deal “would simply go too far” in giving the firm the power to digitise and sell work without permission. The judge urged Google, authors and publishers to amend their settlement to only include books whose copyright owners have agreed to the arrangement, rather than a blanket deal that would require authors to opt out if they do not want their scanned books to be sold online.The web giant has scanned roughly 12m books with a view to publishing them online but competitors including Amazon and Microsoft have said the plan gives it unfair advantage.“This is clearly disappointing, but we’ll review the court’s decision and consider our options,” said Google managing counsel Hillary Ware in an emailed statement. Analysts said the setback would have little impact on Google’s financials, since any revenue would have paled in comparison to Google’s main search engine business. Tuesday 22 March 2011 9:37 pm More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Google book plan blocked Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Best bookmaker for Indian Premier League betting

first_imgIn second place was Unibet. It was equal with Mr Green on commission for the 1st over total runs market and also impressed us in other areas. What separated Unibet from the rest was the consistency of its commission rates and the number of markets it offered. Unibet provided odds on an average of 57 different markets across the three matches. However, Paddy Power wasn’t far behind. It took a commission of 4.96%, which was significantly better than the operator in third and far better than the average across operators of 6.46%. Mr Green impressed for its sheer consistency across the board. It took the joint lowest commission for the 1st over total runs market at 5.36% and finished in the top five for all of the other markets. The site’s highest commission was in the market for the most match sixes at 9.01%, but only four bookmakers took lower rates. 6th November 2020 | By Joanne Christie Leading tipster site Betting Expert compares bookmakers’ offerings for Indian Premier League, exploring their markets and odds to determine the best in the UK. We collected and compared odds from more than two dozen different firms to find out which was the best bookmaker for Indian Premier League. Best betting markets selection We analysed their offerings using the following games: Rajasthan Royals vs. Hyderabad Sunrisers, Chennai Super Kings vs. Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Delhi Capitals. Best 1st over total runs odds Third-placed Marathonbet, with commission of 8.65%, was only just in front of GentingBet in fourth at 8.70%. The top three sites in the overall bookmaker standing for IPL betting all finished in joint fifth, with a commission of 9.01%. The average commission rate for the market was 10.78%. Best bookmaker for Indian Premier League betting The IPL is the most popular T20 league in the world, and from our research it’s clear that bookmakers are keeping up with the demand to place bets on it. Best total match sixes odds For this comparison, we researched what was available with the following bookmakers: Mr GreenUnibet888Sport Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Sports betting Online sports betting The final bookmaker in our top three was 888Sport. It also offered highly competitive commission rates across the board. 888Sport came joint top of the rankings for the lowest commission for the 1st over total runs market, with the same commission as the top two sites. It narrowly beat bet365 (in fourth place overall) by having better commission rates in the other categories. 888Sport took 5.43% from the outright winner odds, compared with bet365’s rate of 5.52%. As well as our top three, a couple of other operators deserve a mention. Coral and Ladbrokes finished in fourth and fifth place overall in the overall best bookmaker category. BoyleSports also warrants recognition as it had the overall best IPL match odds commission, with a rate of just 4.32% for the Chennai Super Kings vs. Mumbai Indians match. And in terms of variety, Betway offered an outstanding selection of markets at 128. The top three sites here were the same as the top three overall. Mr Green, Unibet and 888Sport all took the same commission from the 1st over total runs market and therefore shared top spot here. Betway offered the widest selection of markets by far, with 128 markets. It may not have had the best IPL match betting odds, but its variety would likely have meant it attracted many bets as no two punters are the same and they each have their own preferences. Conclusion We looked at lots of factors in determining the best bookmaker for IPL, not just the  odds. Many of the bookmakers impressed, but three really stood out from the rest.center_img Best to win match odds By far the most popular bet on cricket is on the outcome of the match. We compared the commission rates across the three games to find the site with the best IPL match odds. These were our top three sites in this market: They were all just clear of Betfred in fourth, which took a commission of 5.42% in this competitive category. The average for this category across the 25 bookmakers was 6.87%. The average number of markets offered by the bookmakers we examined was 42. BetVictor finished in third place after providing odds on 76 different markets, far beyond that figure. It was also well clear of the fourth best site in this category, Sky Bet. As one of the most popular global sports, cricket has hundreds of millions of supporters across the globe. So it’s no surprise to see that many bookmakers in the UK offer odds on the action. It’s the world’s biggest T20 cricket league, with players from England, Australia and the West Indies heading to India to take part. It’s the place to be for players and an exciting spectacle for fans. One of the more unique popular markets in IPL betting is a wager on the side that will hit the most sixes in the match. The majority of sites offered odds on this market, with some allowing punters to bet on a draw as well. These were our top three sites for total match sixes odds: It was a tie for first place as Coral and Ladbrokes took the same level of commission from this market at 7.42%, well below the site in third place. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter It’s not just about the site with the best IPL betting odds, bettors also want a wide selection of markets to bet on. These three sites offered the most IPL betting markets: About bettingexpert.comProviding expert tips and in depth betting theory, bettingexpert.com is the world’s biggest social network of sports betting tipsters. Its global community of experts compete for prizes by sharing their strongest tips on upcoming matches across 25 different sports to help millions of sports bettors place knowledge-supported bets, with the best odds available from a variety of bookmakers. Betting Expert is owned by Better Collective, the leading developer of educational platforms within the igaming industry. Overall best bookmaker for IPL cricket betting We compared the bookies across a range of different markets, comparing their odds for match winner, runs in the 1st overs, the highest number of sixes in the match and the total number of betting markets offered. All data were collected in the UK between 21 and 23 October for matches played between 22 and 24 October. BoyleSports took an average commission of just 4.79% from match outright winner markets. The operator had the best IPL cricket match odds across the three matches and was the clear winner in this category. Mr Green’s variety was one of the reasons it became the number one overall best bookmaker for Indian Premier League betting. It offered odds on 80 different markets, far more than the majority of other bookmakers. Marathonbet finished in third in this particular category. Its commission of 5.23% was enough to put it ahead of William Hill and Sportingbet in joint fourth place, with commission rates of 5.34%.   One of the quickest ways to get a return from cricket betting is to wager on the first over. This is a highly competitive market for bookmakers. These were the top three odds providers for 1st over total runs: Regions: UK & Ireland Sports betting Email Addresslast_img read more

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Law Union And Rock Insurance Plc (LAWUNI.ng) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgLaw Union And Rock Insurance Plc (LAWUNI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Law Union And Rock Insurance Plc (LAWUNI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Law Union And Rock Insurance Plc (LAWUNI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Law Union And Rock Insurance Plc (LAWUNI.ng)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileLaw Union & Rock Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to underwrite all classes of insurance business. The company provides non-life insurance policies which includes cover for motor, fire, burglary, general household and home owners comprehensive, group personal accident, all risks, workmen’s compensation, general third party liability, marine, professional indemnity, goods-in-transit, money, fidelity guarantee, engineering, oil and gas, cargo, onshore property, legal liability, construction erection, business interruption, and bonds insurance policies. The company was founded in 1951. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Law Union & Rock Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) Q12015 Presentation

first_imgLafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2015 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng)  2015 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileLafarge Africa Plc is a cement manufacturing company in Nigeria offering high quality concrete and aggregates for the home building and construction sectors. The company is one of the oldest cement manufacturing companies in Nigeria and is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, the largest building and concrete solutions company in the world. It also diversified interests in manufacturing paint, repairing electric motors, transport services and Kraft bag production. Lafarge Africa Plc has plants in Ewekoro and Sagamu in the South West district; Mfamosing in the South-South district; and Ashaka in the North East district of Nigeria. The company has installed cement production capacity of 10.5MTPA and has plans to increase its production capacity. Its product range includes cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete and pulverized fly ash. Cement solutions are marketed under the brand names Elephant, Ashaka, Supaset, PowerMax and Unicem. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Cheetahs player banned for emptying nose on opponent

first_img Guinness Pro14 Fixtures After a disciplinary panel met in Cardiff to deliberate on the Lee incident, following a citing, the panel found: “The Player’s actions are an act of foul play. They have no place in the game. This is not a case of over-exuberance, or an act which is within the rules of the game going awry. It follows that by its nature this act is one that is deserving of punishment. It is contrary to the spirit of sport.”They went on to state: “The effect on the victim player was understandably serious. There is no expectation, and there ought never be an expectation, that an opposing player would clear the contents of their nose onto an opponent.”In summary, the panel said: “It is difficult to imagine how an act of foul play of this sort could be worse, save for repeated acts or where actual injury is caused.” Guinness Pro14 Fixtures 2020-21 The 2020-21 Guinness Pro14… Collapse LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Connacht are away to Glasgow, who are one place and nine points above them in Conference A, tomorrow night. Cheetahs are away to the Scarlets on Sunday. Replacement centre Benhard Janse van Rensburg has flown out to replace Lee in Wales.Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest rugby news. Cheetahs player Nico Lee banned for 13 weeks after he “accepted that he had cleared the contents of his nose onto the face of an opposing player.” pic.twitter.com/bpXRqT0L6l— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) February 20, 2019Since the decision, the Cheetahs have released a statement on it all, saying: “The unsportsmanlike behaviour is seen in a very serious light by (our) rugby hierarchy.  The Toyota Cheetahs condemn this behaviour which it is not part of the team culture and accept the punishment as such.“Nico is a star player and according to information from the team, he deeply regrets his behaviour and apologised immediately after the match to the opponent. Expand Guinness Pro14 Fixtures Cheetahs player banned for emptying nose on opponentTHIS MAY be the most revolting thing we’ve seen on a rugby pitch in a while. During the Guinness Pro14 match-up between Connacht and the Toyota Cheetahs, visiting South African centre Nico Lee emptied the contents of his nose onto the face of a Connacht player at the bottom of the ruck.The top-end entry point for an incident like this is 26 weeks. Lee’s ban was halved due to his admission of the facts and Lee’s clean disciplinary record up until this point. WITH CARDS flying as readily as they will…center_img IT WAS a headline writer’s dream at the… The guilty party: Centre Nico Lee taking contact against Connacht (Getty Images) Rugby Rant: Tip tackle rulings inconsistent Gnashing and crashing: when rugby gets bite-y Gnashing and crashing: when rugby gets bite-y Nico Lee has been banned for 13 weeks for the vile act against Connacht. Expand Rugby Rant: Tip tackle rulings inconsistent “The Toyota Cheetahs realise that he is remorseful of his actions and the team accepts the apology.”Connacht won this match 25-17. Both sides scored three tries, but two Jack Carty penalties and one more conversion than the Cheetahs’s was enough to see the Irish outfit triumph. The win put Connacht six points clear of the Cheetahs in Pro 14 Conference A, as they leapt into third in the division.last_img read more

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48 Housing Units in Torrelles de Llobregat / BB Arquitectes

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/277220/48-housing-units-in-torrelles-de-llobregat-bb-arquitectes Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/277220/48-housing-units-in-torrelles-de-llobregat-bb-arquitectes Clipboard photographs:  Filippo Poli, Lourdes JansanaText description provided by the architects. The project is located on the outskirts of Torrelles de Llobregat, a rural area in the process of urbanization. Fragmenting and compacting the building in blocks reduces the impact of construction in the zone and resolves the relationship with the environment and topography.Save this picture!© Filippo PoliRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornCompositesLamitechPlastic facades PanelexCompositesULMA Architectural SolutionsPolymer Concrete Facade in Sinafer HeadquartersCompositesNeolithNeolith in Chase CenterIn this type of public housing, the parallelepiped block has many eco-biological, rational and constructive advantages: it allows a low footprint on the territory; insertion into the landscape is achieved without volumetric or aesthetic violence; a reasonable depth (13.5 m), adequate sunlight and good ventilation.Save this picture!© Filippo PoliProject gallerySee allShow lessAvellaneda Project / LOF / Colectivo de ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsLas Nieves Technical Vocational School / WRL ArquitectosSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Torrelles de Llobregat, Catalonia, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Year:  48 Housing Units in Torrelles de Llobregat / BB ArquitectesSave this projectSave48 Housing Units in Torrelles de Llobregat / BB Arquitectes CopyAbout this officeBB ArquitectesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingTorrelles de LlobregatHousingSpainPublished on May 29, 2015Cite: “48 Housing Units in Torrelles de Llobregat / BB Arquitectes” 29 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodClick Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panel System in AMOREPACIFIC HeadquartersStonesCosentinoSilestone® Surfaces – Loft SeriesWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – NestAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamStoolsWilkhahnOffice Stool – Aline-SBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsUniosHorticultural Luminaire – Kobe FloMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Torrelles de Llobregat的48住宅建设项目 / BB Arquitectes是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Filippo Poli+ 16 Share “COPY” Spain 48 Housing Units in Torrelles de Llobregat / BB Arquitectes Architects: BB Arquitectes; Architects: Daniel García, Francesc Trillo Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” 2010 Projects Photographs Area:  7530 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily CopySocial Housing•Torrelles de Llobregat, Spain Social Housinglast_img read more

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42 job vacancies to be listed

first_img42 job vacancies to be listed Howard Lake | 11 January 2002 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Find out how to subscribe to FundUK to receive these and other vacancy announcements – there is no charge, and find out how to advertise fundraising vacancies via our Web and e-mail services.  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis UK Fundraising’s e-mail discussion list FundUK is about to carry 42 fundraising job vacancies. These include arts, trusts, corporate, legacy, statutory fundraising positions, plus seven senior fundraising posts.UK Fundraising’s e-mail discussion list FundUK is about to carry 42 fundraising job vacancies. These include arts, trusts, corporate, legacy, statutory fundraising positions, plus seven senior fundraising posts.Although we do publish vacancies here on the Web site some advertisers prefer to publish only via our e-mail lists. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Raffle platform raises over £100k for charities during lockdown

first_img  574 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Raffle platform raises over £100k for charities during lockdown Melanie May | 21 October 2020 | News  573 total views,  2 views today Online raffle platform Raffolux has raised over £100,000 for charities across the UK during the pandemic.Raffolux was launched just over a year ago by a team of young British entrepreneurs. It benefits both players and charities with 10% of the proceeds from every raffle ticket purchased donated to a charity chosen by the player from a list including Great Ormond Street Hospital, Worldwide Cancer Research – which has received over £2o,000 in donations so far, Women’s Aid, and Blue Cross. Raffolux also hosts dedicated raffles for individual charities, donating between 50% and 100% of the profits, depending on whether it or the charity provides the raffle prize. The Raffolux site features a rolling collection of luxury prizes, from holidays and cars to high-tech gadgets, with a cap on ticket sales for better odds of winning. The raffle prizes are secured through relationships with companies such as Dyson and Virgin Experience Days. So far Raffolux has recruited over 40,000 users and generated £4m in annualised revenue within its first year of operation, with a 4.9/5-star Trustpilot Rating. Gerry Lianos, CEO and Co-founder at Raffolux said:“Our ambition for Raffolux was to create an exciting raffle site that adopted the highest standards of fairness and transparency and embrace the traditions of the raffle as a charity fundraiser.  Our flexible, online model has enabled us to step-in to help a wide range of charities whose traditional sources of fundraising have been impacted by the pandemic.  We are delighted to have provided a quick and effective way to fill their short-term funding gaps.’Neil Woodley, Head of Partnerships at Worldwide Cancer Research, added: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: Fundraising Raffles Raffles “Despite the lull in donations and new challenges we face due to the current climate, we have been able to rely on Raffolux for steady donations, receiving over £20,000 in donations to date. The website is transparent, trusted by both us and consumers taking part. Raffolux has been a lifeline for us over the past few months. We’re excited to see how this partnership plays out and are looking forward to being a part of their success story as the company continues to grow from strength to strength.” 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.last_img read more

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Dairy Producers Focus on Producing Renewable Energy and Improving the Environment

first_img Previous articleReport Shows Benefits of Biotech Crops to Farmers and EnvironmentNext articleOil Prices Jump Above $90 Gary Truitt Home Indiana Agriculture News Dairy Producers Focus on Producing Renewable Energy and Improving the Environment Dairy Producers Focus on Producing renewable Energy and Improving the Environment The diary industry is known for producing good tasting, healthy dairy products; but they are also becoming known for producing renewable energy. Four years ago, the USDA and the dairy industry signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that would provide government funds to help dairy operations reduce greenhouse gas  emissions and invest in anaerobic digesters to produce renewable energy from manure. Since that time, the USDA provided 58 million dollars to help finance 178 digesters, used equip funds to help over 6000 dairy operations improve conservation practices, and provided funds for 354 farm energy audits that help farmers reduce their energy consumption.  Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced on Wednesday that another MOU has been signed with the dairy industry to continue to help dairy farmers invest in new technology to produce renewable energy, “This pact extends the agreement I signed during climate talks in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2009. Since then, millions of dollars have been awarded to the dairy industry for conservation improvements, grants, research, renewable energy and efficiency.”   These systems capture methane and produce renewable energy for on-farm use and for sale onto the electric grid. Additionally, during this period, USDA awarded approximately 140 REAP loans and grants to help dairy farmers develop other types of renewable energy and energy efficiency systems at their operations. SHARE Dairy Producers Focus on Producing Renewable Energy and Improving the Environment Facebook Twittercenter_img By Gary Truitt – Apr 24, 2013 SHARE Tom Gallagher, with the innovation center for US Dairy, said dairy producers, large and small, are committed to reducing their environmental footprint while making a contribution to renewable energy, “Today’s extension of the Memorandum of Understanding is an acknowledgement of the dairy industry’s legacy of stewardship and its ongoing commitment to improve our farms.”  He added that this agreement is a prime example of how the public and private sector are working with America’s farmers and ranchers to take care of our planet. US dairy producers are making great strides in sustainable practices and it is our job to continue to support them as excellent stewards of the land. Gallagher said they have a goal of reducing dairy sector greenhouse emissions by 25% by the year 2020. Vilsack said US dependency on imported oil continue to decline, in part because of the commitment of the diary industry to embrace this new technology, “One of the reasons we have been able to reduce our dependence on imported oil is because of the dairy industries aggressive efforts of dairy producers to embrace anaerobic digesters.”  Several of those digesters have been installed in Indiana. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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