Hoosier Wins Valent “Relentless As You” Contest

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Hoosier Wins Valent “Relentless As You” Contest By Gary Truitt – Apr 28, 2015 SHARE Facebook Twitter Hoosier Wins Valent “Relentless As You” Contest Valent U.S.A. Corporation  today announced the winners of its national “Relentless As You” contest, which recognized the relentless spirit of the American farmer and growers who go above and beyond in their communities and farming operations. Five growers were also recognized as “Valent Choice Honorees” by their regional Valent sales representative.Each winner and honoree will receive a $1,000 grant that will be made in their name to a local 501(c)(3) charity of their choosing. Valent will also make a $500 grant to a local 501(c)(3) charity in the name of each winner and honoree’s local retailer when applicable. “These winners and honorees embody the strength, determination and relentless spirit it takes to deliver food and fiber to our communities,” said Meg Brodman, senior manager of marketing communications for Valent. “By recognizing and honoring these hard-working growers for their sacrifices and achievements, we hope their communities will gain a better understanding of what it takes to be a grower.”National winners include:Mike Bell, Sullivan, Ind., Sullivan County 4H Council/Sullivan County FairboardPhil Yates, Paragould, Ark., St. Jude Children’s HospitalAndy & Stephanie Smallhouse, Redington, Ariz., Education Farming Co.Pam Zielinski, Gervais, Ore., Oregon Ag Fest, Inc.Jim Moreton, Charleston, Mo., Susanna Wesley Family Learning CenterValent Choice Honorees include:John Aguzzi, Cleveland, Miss., Cleveland School DistrictRandy Ridgway, Centralia, Mo., Angie Ridgway Memorial Scholarship FundJason White, Newville, Ala., Northside Methodist AcademyCarl Ayers, Perrysville, Ohio, Helping HandBrett Duncan, Hancock, Minn., Hancock School FoundationEntrants submitted a 100-word description about their relentless spirit of dedication and determination to succeed on the farm and in the community, along with a photo or video. Growers could nominate themselves or be nominated by a family member, friend or neighbor. A panel of judges from Valent chose the five national winners. The five Valent Choice Honorees were nominated, one from each of the top five Valent sales regions across the United States, for the efforts those growers have made in their communities. Learn more about each winner by visiting the “View Entries” page on RelentlessAsYou.com/contest. Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleFarmers and Ranchers Will Soar with Agricultural DronesNext articleEU Biotech Proposal Has Possible Silver Lining Gary Truittlast_img read more

Santa Fe High School shooter studied previous mass shootings, acted alone: Sources

first_imgGalveston County Sheriff’s Office(SANTA FE, Texas) — The teenager who allegedly opened fire in a Texas high school and killed 10 people studied previous mass shootings before carrying out the attack, sources told ABC News.Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, researched tactics used by other mass shooters, the sources said.“He studied previous mass shootings and used aspects of those [attacks] in his own shooting,” a source told ABC News.Pagourtzis fatally shot 10 students and educators and injured 13 others early Friday in the classrooms and hallways of Sante Fe High School, according to authorities.Investigators have also determined that they don’t expect to charge anyone else besides the alleged shooter, sources said.The sources told ABC News that they have questioned two “persons of interest” in the aftermath of the bloodshed but so far no other charges have been brought.Pagourtzis remains in custody after he was charged with capital murder.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who called the rampage “one of the most heinous attacks we’ve ever seen in the history of Texas schools,” said Pagourtzis allegedly telegraphed his desires to carry out the shooting and then commit suicide in a series of journal entries.Instead, the suspect surrendered to authorities, police said.Once Santa Fe Police Department officers had Pagourtzis in custody, he allegedly waived his Miranda Rights and admitted to wearing a trenchcoat and arming himself with a Remington 970 shotgun and .38 caliber pistol that he used to shoot people inside the school with the intent of killing them, according to a probable cause affidavit.The weapons were legally owned by Pagourtzis’ father, though it’s unclear if he knew they were missing.Pagourtzis’ family released a statement Saturday, saying they were as “shocked and confused as anyone else by these events that occurred,” and described the teen as “a smart, quiet, sweet boy.”“While we remain mostly in the dark about the specifics of yesterday’s tragedy, what we have learned from media reports seems incompatible with the boy we love,” the statement reads.Pagourtzis allegedly told cops under questioning that he spared firing bullets at students he liked “so he could have his story told,” the affidavit states.Officials also confirmed that the alleged killer didn’t show any warning signs and didn’t have any prior criminal history.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Indian Navy Appoints First Assistant Chief of Naval Staff

first_img View post tag: Defence View post tag: Assistant View post tag: Staff View post tag: Indian Back to overview,Home naval-today Indian Navy Appoints First Assistant Chief of Naval Staff Share this article View post tag: Defense Indian Navy Appoints First Assistant Chief of Naval Staff View post tag: India View post tag: appointscenter_img View post tag: first View post tag: Naval View post tag: chief Authorities View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic July 23, 2013 Rear Admiral Srinivas Kanugo assumed office as the first Flag Officer in the newly created post of Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Air Materiel) [ACNS(AM)] at the Integrated Headquarters of the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD), Department of Navy, on 17 July 2013. The post has been created as the single point of responsibility for all matters related to aviation technical management of the burgeoning air arm of the Indian Navy. The ACNS (AM) will be responsible for planning and co-ordination of new induction air equipment and systems, repair and overhaul of all existing aircraft, aero engines and associated equipment and systems as well as provisioning of air stores.The air arm of the Indian Navy operates over 200 aircraft with over 20 different types including fighters, fixed wing Maritime Reconnaisance aircraft, helicopters and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. The air arm, which recently marked its Diamond Jubilee is on the anvil of transformation in capability and size with the induction of potent platforms such as the MiG 29K and Boeing P 8I and the planned induction of a large number of helicopters. Naval aviation is also seeing attendant needs for growth in infrastructure with addition of new air stations like INS Parundu in Ramnathapuram, INS Baaz in Campbell Bay and multiple air enclaves across the country.Commissioned on 01 Aug 81, Rear Admiral Srinivas Kanugo is an air electrical engineer who has held numerous challenging appointments in ships and air establishments during his near 32 years of commissioned service in the Navy. An alumnus of JNTU College of Engineering, in Anantapur (AP), Admiral Kanugo did his Masters degree from Institute of Armament Technology, Pune. He has held numerous prestigious appointments such as Director, Naval Institute of Aeronautical Technology, Kochi; Chief Controller, Naval Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service; Commodore Superintendent, Naval Aircraft Yard (Kochi), Chief Staff Officer (Technical), Headquarters Naval Aviation and Principal Director, Directorate of Naval Air Materiel at IHQ MoD (Navy).The officer was awarded Vishist Sewa Medal (VSM) in 2013 for his outstanding contribution to the Indian Navy.[mappress]Press Release, July 23, 2013; Image: Indian Navylast_img read more


first_imgMayor Jimmy Davis defeated Assemblyman Nick Chiaravalloti in overtime 20-19 to claim its 2nd Jr. Girls Basketball Title in consecutive years in front of a sold out crowd at PAL. Davis and Chiaravalloti were tied at halftime 4-4 before Chiaravalloti raced out to a 14-8 third quarter lead. Chiaravalloti was led by Giselle Davis who led all scorers with 12 points. Nick Chiaravalloti was up 18-16 with 2 minutes to go when Kayla Santopietro, who scored 6 points, scored with 12 seconds left to tie the game and send it into overtime. Caitlin Gaetani won the game sinking a basket with 15 seconds left in OT. Gaetani scored 8 points to lead Mayor Davis while Ana Kobryn had 6 points. Also scoring for Chiaravalloti were Shelia O’Neill with 5 and Penelope Feeney, who dropped in 2. ×last_img

Krone stays perfect at Elmwood Park

first_imgBy Mike HughesNORTON, Kan. (Aug. 30)—Elmwood Park Speedway returned to action on Sunday evening, with two drivers making return appearances in victory lane.Jake Krone won his third consecutive Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature.  Krone led all 10 laps on the way to the win. Kolton Vogel was second and Dan Lauer third.David Murray Jr. won his second Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature of the season at the half-mile oval. Murray chased Jesse Richter most of the race, then finally made the winning pass on lap 12 of the 15-lap feature.Mike Petersilie finished second and Richter was third.Jacob Olmstead passed Travis Coop at the halfway mark of the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock fea­ture en route to the victory.  Coop held on for the runner-up spot, trailed by Luke Wasson.Tanner Portenier led the first four laps of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature before Jay Hachmeis­ter took a lead he would not relinquish. Hackmeister powered away for the win, followed by Geoff Jermark and Eric Kinderknecht.last_img read more

It’s the final countdown to the Smile for Jasmine Mock Wedding of the year

first_imgYou’ll ‘knot’ believe it, but the Mock Wedding of the year is just a few weeks away!The unique fundraiser is taking place on 21st September in aid of the Smile for Jasmine fund in memory of Jasmine McMonagle, a 27-year-old mother of two who was tragically killed at her home in January 2019.The Mock Wedding has already had a proposal and hen party, and next on the cards is the Stag party which will be on the  7th of September in Kirks Bar, Clady.  The ‘bride’ is Ann-Marie Mcnulty from Donnyloop and the ‘Groom’ a Castlefin man, Brendan McGlinchey who have been terrific sports and have already created a buzz around the town with more craic surely to come.The mock Hen Party took place in AugustThe ‘Mock’ wedding ceremony and reception will be held on September 21st in the Banjo Tavern, Castlefin, a first of its kind for the town.Most of the invitations have been delivered and organisers are eagerly awaiting RSVP. The Committee are thick in the middle of preparations for the event which could never have taken place but for the very generous sponsorship of businesses far and wide.  To allow the event to take place, they have had an enormous amount of support from:Marquee: Partytown, Marquee Hire OmaghReception: The Banjo Tavern, Annies Kitchen, Mullaghmore Bakery, Gortrush Foods, John Dalton, John Gallagher, Kingsbury Packaging, Eatwell’s Bakery, Grove Dairy, McGlynns Restaurant.Bridal Party: Kirks Bar, Vogue Limos, 1916 Clady /Glebe Society, Katie Doherty Nails.Groomsmen: Castlefin Cabs Photography: Peter McGlynnMusic: The Logues, Chrissy Mac & The Two Amigos & Much Ado Stage School.Master of Ceremony:  J.D. & Chrissy Mac..Main Sponsors: Anthony Conaghan Cars, Gary Doherty, Bar One Racing, Tennents. The committee are also very grateful for the numerous personal donations and vouchers which they have raffled throughout the run up to the wedding.Attendance is limited to invite only for the main event, but the party will continue throughout the evening beginning with the Logues at 7pm for the brilliant after-party where we will dance the night away. Tickets are available from the Banjo Tavern @ €10 per ticket and are already in huge demand so it’s first come, first served.It’s the final countdown to the Smile for Jasmine Mock Wedding of the year was last modified: August 28th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:mock weddingsmile for jasminelast_img read more

Tottenham snap up former Bees youngster

first_imgFormer Brentford youngster Juan Pablo Gonzalez Velasco has joined Tottenham.The 17-year-old midfielder, who is Colombian born but has a Spanish passport, had a trial with Burnley earlier in the summer.But he has opted to join Spurs after playing 22 minutes for their Under-18s in a victory over Aston Villa on Saturday.Gonzalez Velasco is a Colombia Under-17 international, who has also spent time with the Under-20 squad.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Aaron Rodgers donates $1 million to Camp Fire recovery

first_imgCHICO — The North Valley Community Foundation announced that Chico native and NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers has given $1 million to create the Aaron Rodgers NorCal Fire Recovery Fund.“All the money goes to a great organization for the immediate needs and the recovery efforts for the #CampFireParadise. Thank you,” Rodgers wrote on his Twitter feed Wednesday.Please take a minute to watch this and if you can, take a few seconds to retweet this using the #retweet4good All the money goes to a …last_img

Begleite uns auf einer Tour durch das Groundspeak Headquarter

first_img SharePrint RelatedNa klar! – Natürlich lernen die Lackeys DeutschApril 5, 2011In “Deutsch”Nie alleine cachen: Geocaching-Gruppen und -OrganisationenAugust 20, 2019In “Deutsch”Besucht das Geocaching HauptquartierNovember 5, 2019In “Deutsch” Share with your Friends:More Jeden Freitag um 14:00 Uhr kommen Geocacher von Nah und Fern, von den benachbarten Bürogebäuden bis China, um das Groundspeak Headquarter zu besuchen. Egal von wo sie kommen, eines haben sie gemein: eine große Liebe zu Geocaching und eine Geschichte, die sie erzählen möchten. Groundspeak verwandelt sich augenblicklich vom geschäftigen Treiben der Lackeys in eine Empfangshalle voller Geocacher aus aller Welt die sich hörbar vergnügt unterhalten, Trackables ablegen und zusammen sitzen.Sara und NicoleZusammen mit Nicole (Louie Bliss), einer Kollegin aus dem Community Relations-Team bin ich  (gonzogrrl) eine der glücklichen Lackeys, die jedes mal anwesend sind und Cacher begrüßen, wenn sie den epischen HQ Cache, GCK25B suchen. Oft fragen Cacher: “was macht ihr hier”?Wir beantworten täglich E-Mails und Anrufe und helfen den Leuten bei der Lösung von Problemen um ihnen das bestmögliche Geocaching-Erlebnis zu ermöglichen. Wenn Geocacher eintreffen, unterbrechen wir die Arbeit und begleiten sie, wenn sie den Cache suchen, Fotos in der Fotokabine machen, Souvenirs kaufen und auf dem großen Kartendisplay in Echtzeit verfolgen, wie weltweit Caches geloggt werden.Sole SeekerWenn Du vorbeikommen möchtest, kannst Du sehr einfach einen Termin bekommen. Schicke einfach eine E-Mail an [email protected] Erzähle etwas über Dich, woher Du kommst und wann Du uns besuchen kannst und wir schicken Dir die Koordinate des Büros (Hinweis: wir befinden uns nicht in der Mitte des Lake Union. Schockierend, ich weiß). Wir haben viel Arbei, deshalb versuchen wir, Besuche auf Freitag, 14:00 Uhr zu terminieren. Manchmal ist auch einer der Gründer oder einer der anderen Lackeys anwesend. Wir freuen uns, die Leute zu treffen, die aus dem Spiel mehr machen als “Tupperware im Wald”!Ich habe sehr viele Cacher getroffen aber ich kann mich immer noch an einige ihrer Geschichten erinnern. Da ist Sole Seeker, der uns besucht hat, um seinen 10.000. Fund zu feiern und der überrascht war, als wir für ihn ein Schild gemacht und Ballons aufgeblasen haben, um mit ihm zu feiern. Und da ist J&J Brown der uns von seinem großen getarnten Cache in seinem Vorgarten erzählt hat, der alle Sucher narrt weil er (Achtung, Spoiler) wie ein Baum aussieht. Und foomanjoo, ein weltreisender Fotograf, der ein paar Caches in Korea gefunden hat und auf dem Weg zu seinem nächsten Abenteuer, Geocaching entlang der Route 66, war.Aber egal wer Du bist und ob das HQ Dein fünfter oder 5000. Fund ist, wir heißen Dich willkommen auf dem Lilypad. Wir hoffen, Du kommst bald.last_img read more

Geocaching.com Presents: Finding a Trackable – What to Do?

first_imgWatch this video to show you what to do when you encounter Geocaching.com Trackables in a geocache. Learn the two options you can choose from to help make the most of a Trackable’s journey. Trackables add an exciting dimension of world exploration to the hobby. Each Trackable has a unique code that allows its movements to be tracked on Geocaching.com. The Trackable’s owner can drop it in a cache and then watch as geocachers help the Trackable wander the globe by moving it from cache to cache. Most Trackables are assigned goals that direct them to specific areas. SharePrint RelatedTrackable EtiquetteNovember 24, 2010In “Learn”Everything You Ever Needed to Know about Trackables – A Geocaching.com PresentationSeptember 20, 2012In “Learn”Five reminders about trackablesAugust 28, 2018In “News” Click the image to see what to do after you find a TrackableInterested in  a Trackable of your own? Check out the Trackables collection of more than 100 items at Shop Geocaching.Subscribe to the official Geocaching.com YouTube channel to be one of the first to see new videos about the evolving world of geocaching. Watch the more than 50 videos produced by Geocaching.com on our video page.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more