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Leeds appoints director of development

first_imgLeeds appoints director of development Michelle said: “It’s a perfect time to arrive. There is commitment from the top and buy-in from academics for fundraising.”Michelle joined Aberdeen in 2002 to lead development and drove the second phase of a £150 million fundraising campaign. She headed a team of 20 covering major gifts, legacies, the annual fund, foundations and proposals, alumni relations, databases, stewardship and administration.She previously worked in development at Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery, Linacre College, Oxford, and Clare College, Cambridge. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  59 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 17 October 2005 | Newscenter_img Tagged with: Individual giving Recruitment / people Michelle Calvert has joined the University of Leeds as director of development to lead a major initiative for alumni relations and fundraising.Michelle will join Leeds in January 2006 from the University of Aberdeen where she is director of development and alumni relations.The Universityof Leeds is committing £3 million to development over the next three years. This will be used to support a permanent team of fundraising and alumni relations staff who will work with colleagues across the University to implement the strategy and run major campaigns. Advertisement 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.last_img read more

Fire Family Foundation Honored as Recipient of Boeing California’s 2015 Crystal Vision Awards

first_img Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Community News Fire Family Foundation Honored as Recipient of Boeing California’s 2015 Crystal Vision Awards From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, December 7, 2015 | 2:44 pm 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community Newscenter_img Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Representing Fire Family Foundation at the ECF Crystal Vision Award Ceremony was (from left) the von Harz family (Cecilia, James, Roman and Jaclyn) who receives support from the Foundation as Cecilia battles cancer; Fire Family Foundation Executive Director Robin McCarthy, and ECF Board Member Kaiana Carter. Photo Credit: BOEING CA ECFFire Family Foundation is honored to have been recently named as one of the six recipients of the Employee Community Fund of Boeing California’s 2015 Crystal Vision Awards. This year’s grants were presented on Giving Tuesday with the theme: “Community Heroes: Organizations Leading Heroic Work in Our Communities.”Fire Family Foundation was chosen because of its support of firefighters across California, especially since California experienced an unprecedented and devastating fire season.“Firefighters are some of the selfless people I know who never tire of giving,” says Fire Family Foundation Executive Director Robin McCarthy. “This grant will help us in our work to support those brave men and women in their time of need, to help those who give so much to keep us, our homes and our community safe. When tragedy strikes we are the helping hand for our Fire Family.”Los Angeles County Firefighter James von Harz turned to the Foundation when his 3-year-daughter Cecilia was diagnosed with cancer. The family could not afford to pay for alternative medicine which helping his daughter but not covered by insurance. Fire Family Foundation continues to support the von Harz family as they keep moving forward with Cecilia’s cancer battle.Throughout 2015, the Foundation has established many funds to directly assist firefighters, their families and all affected by fire with 100 percent of money raised going directly to those in need. Fire Family Foundation is the charitable hand of Firefighter’s First Credit Union, based in Los Angeles.About Fire Family FoundationFire Family Foundation responds when tragedy affects firefighters and fire victims. A nonprofit founded by Firefighters First Credit Union, Fire Family Foundation offers immediate assistance to firefighters and their families, fire victims, fire departments, and charities. The Foundation believes that by coming together as a “Fire Family,” assistance can be provided to those impacted by fire. To learn more, visit www.FireFamilyFoundation.org. HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

END OF AN ERA !!!!

first_imgEND OF AN ERA !!!!The Roy Rogers Museum in Branson , MO has closed its doors forever.The contents of the museum were sold at a public auction.Roy Rogers told his son, if the museum ever operates at a loss,close it And sell the contents. He complied.Note the follow-on article truly the end of an era.Here is a partial listing of some of the items that were sold at auction…Roy ‘s 1964 Bonneville sold for $254,500, it was estimated toSell between 100 and 150 thousand dollars.His script book from the January 14,1953 episode ofThis Is Your Life sold for $10,000 (EST. $800-$1,000).A collection of signed baseballs ( Pete Rose, Duke Snyder andother greats) sold for $3,750.A collection of signed bats (Yogi Berra, Enos Slaughter,Bob Feller, and others) sold for $2,750.Trigger ‘s saddle and bridle sold for $386,500 (EST. 100-150 K).One of many of Roy ‘s shirts sold for $16,250 and one of his manycowboy hats sold for $17,500.One set of boot spurs sold for $10,625.(He never used a set of spurs on Trigger).A life size shooting gallery sold for $27,500.Various chandeliers sold from $6,875 to $20,000.Very unique and artistic in their western style.Roy ‘s first BootsA signed photograph by Don Larsen taken during hisperfect game in the world series against The Dodgerson Oct. 8, 1953, along with a signed baseball to Roy from Don,sold for $2,500.Two fabulous limited edition BB guns in theiroriginal boxes with Numerous photos of Roy, Dale,Gabby, and Pat sold for $3,750.A collection of memorabilia from his shows entertainingthe troops in Vietnam sold for $938.I never knew he was there. His flight jacket sold for $7,500.His set of dinner ware plates and silverware sold for $11,875.The Bible they used at the dinner table every night sold for $8,750.One of several of his guitars sold for $27,500.Nellybelle sold for $116,500.http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_CwSYMd9KuCE/TD0C1hgjQWI/AAAAAAAAI-8/1WFJ_KsznLk/s1600/DSC_1772.JPGA fabulous painting of Roy , Dale, Pat , Buttermilk, Trigger,and Bullet sold for $10,625.One of several sets of movie posters sold for $18,750.A black and white photograph of Gene Autry with a touchinginscription From Gene to Roy sold for $17,500.A Republic Productions Poster bearing many autographs of thePeople that played in Roy ‘s movies sold for $11,875.Dale ‘s horse, Buttermilk (whose history is very interesting) soldbelow The presale estimate for $25,000. (EST. 30-40 K).Bullet sold for $35,000 (EST. 10-15 K). He was their real pet.Dale ‘s parade saddle, estimated to sell between 20-30 K,sold for $104,500.One of many pairs of Roy ‘s boots sold for $21,250.Trigger sold for $266,500.Do you remember the 1938 movie The Adventures of Robinhood,With Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland?Well Olivia rode Trigger in that movie.Trigger was bred on a farm co-owned by Bing Crosby.Roy bought Trigger on a time payment plan for $2,500.Roy and Trigger made 188 movies together.Trigger even out did Bob Hope by winning an Oscar in the movieSon of Paleface in 1953.It is extremely sad to see this era lost forever. Despite the fact thatGene and Roy ‘s movies, As well as those of other great characters,can be bought or rented for viewing, today ‘s kids would ratherspend their time playing video games.Today it takes a very special pair of parents to raise their kids withthe right values and morals.These were the great heroes of our childhood, and they did teachus right from Wrong, and how to have and show respect for eachother and the animals that share this earth.You and I were born at the right time.We were able to grow up with these great people even if wenever met them.In their own way they taught us patriotism and honor,we learned that lying and Cheating were bad,and sex wasn’t as important as love.We learned how to suffer through disappointment and failureand work through it. Our lives were drug free.So it’s good-bye to Roy and Dale, Gene and Hoppy,The Lone Ranger and Tonto.Farewell to Sky King and Superman and Sgt. Friday.Thanks to Capt. Kangaroo, Mr. Rogers and Capt. Noahand all those people whose lives touched ours,and made them better.It was a great ride through childhood.HAPPY TRAILS MY FRIENDSFOOTNOTE: The museum was in a low overhead sight in Texas. The son moved it to a high rent location in Branson. That is why it is gone forever.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Baltimore Colts legend John Mackey dies

first_imgLARGER THAN LIFE—This Aug. 26, 1970 photo shows Baltimore Colts Hall of Fame NFL player John Mackey on the practice field. (AP Photo/File) BALTIMORE (AP)—John Mackey revolutionized the tight end position, his incomparable ability to catch passes off the line of scrimmage helping to usher the NFL into the pass-happy modern era. After his retirement, Mackey remained on the forefront of change in professional football. He pushed for better health care and championed the cause of former players, even as he battled the dementia that ultimately forced him into an assisted-living facility. The Hall of Famer for the Baltimore Colts died at age 69. Mackey’s wife notified the team about her husband’s death, Ravens spokesman Chad Steele said Thursday. No cause was given.“John Mackey was one of the great leaders in NFL history, on and off the field,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “He was a Hall of Fame player who redefined the tight end position. He was a courageous advocate for his fellow NFL players as head of the NFL Players Association. He worked closely with our office on many issues through the years, including serving as the first president of the NFL Youth Football Fund. He never stopped fighting the good fight.”Mackey played for the Colts from 1963-71, during a time when tight ends were viewed as additional offensive tackles. His breakaway speed, soft hands and bruising running made him difficult to cover, giving Johnny Unitas another top target in the passing game.Together, they helped the Colts beat the Dallas Cowboys in the 1971 Super Bowl by connecting on a pass after it deflected off two other players for a 75-yard touchdown. Mackey also played for the San Diego Chargers in 1972, and finished his 10-year career with 331 catches for 5,236 yards and 38 TDs.His efforts after his playing days were just as important as his performance on the field.An NFL labor agreement ratified in 2006 includes the “88 Plan,” named for Mackey’s number. The plan provides up to $88,000 a year for nursing care or day care for former players with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, or $50,000 for home care.“John Mackey is still our leader. As the president of the NFLPA, he led the fight for fairness with a brilliance and with ferocious drive,” union executive director DeMaurice Smith said. “His passion continues to define our organization and inspire our players. His unwavering loyalty to our mission and his exemplary courage will never be forgotten.”Mackey has become closely associated with the plight of many former players who took to the field in an era before million-dollar contracts, safer equipment and better health care coverage.He suffered from frontotemporal dementia that is believed to have been caused by the contact associated with playing football. The costs associated with his care, which far outpaced Mackey’s pension, led the push toward better health care for former players.The issue has gained prominence in recent months during negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement. An NFL lockout has been going on since March.“John Mackey has inspired me and will continue to inspire our players,” Smith posted on his Twitter feed Thursday. “He will be missed but never forgotten.”Mackey was drafted in 1963 out of Syracuse—twice, actually. He was selected by the NFL’s Colts in the second round and the rival AFL’s New York Jets in the fifth round.He wound up playing for the Colts just as the passing game was taking on a major role in pro football. His size, speed and ability to catch the ball while also blocking in the running game made him the prototype for future generations of tight ends.“John revolutionized the tight end position during his Hall of Fame career, and he laid the foundation on and off the field for modern NFL players,” Ravens general manager and fellow Hall of Fame tight end Ozzie Newsome said.Mackey caught 35 passes for 726 yards as a rookie in 1963, when he was selected to the first of five Pro Bowls. He also was voted first-team All-Pro by The Associated Press in 1966, ’67 and ’68.“John set the standard by which tight ends are measured on the field, and he will be sorely missed not only by his family, but also by the entire Baltimore community,” Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said in a statement.After he retired, Mackey joined Mike Ditka as the first tight ends selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The John Mackey Award was established to honor the nation’s top college tight end.Mackey made several trips to the Carrier Dome for Orange home games over the years, but those appearances became less frequent as his condition worsened. One of his last visits was on Sept. 15, 2007, when Syracuse retired his No. 88 jersey in a halftime ceremony against Illinois.“John was the perfect role model for Syracuse football student-athletes,” Syracuse coach and former NFL player Doug Marrone said. “He was a larger-than-life man and he influenced so many people. Many consider him the greatest tight end in NFL history and he was a pioneer in the development in the NFL Players Association.”last_img read more

NBA players go on trial in 2015 Phoenix assault

first_imgThe Boston Celtics acquired Marcus Morris from Detroit in the offseason as part of an overhaul of their roster, while Markieff was a solid contributor for the Washington Wizards last year.The Morris brothers are accused of helping three other people beat 36-year-old Erik Hood, who has known the twins since they were promising teenage AAU players.In youth basketball parlance, Hood was known as a “runner” — someone who connects promising young athletes with representatives and agents in hopes of getting a cut of a lucrative NBA contract, Eckstein said.He said Hood viewed the Morris twins as his “lottery ticket” after they went onto a successful career at the University of Kansas. They had a falling out while the Morris brothers were at Kansas, and they were later drafted into the NBA.Defense lawyers don’t dispute that the beating took place, but they say the Morris brothers weren’t involved and believe Hood was trying to pin blame on them for financial gain.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees FILE – In this Oct. 17, 2013, file photo, official Ron Garretson talks with Phoenix Suns forwards Marcus Morris center and his twin brother, Markieff, before the Suns’ NBA preseason basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)PHOENIX — NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris went on trial Monday on felony assault charges stemming from a 2015 beating that prosecutors labeled as an “orchestrated attack” and defense lawyers dismissed as a ploy to get money out of the athletes.Opening statements began with prosecutors saying the two NBA stars and three other men each had a role in a beating that left a former acquaintance with a broken nose and other injuries.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tyson Fury urges UK Anti-Doping for resolution Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Prosecutor Dan Fisher said it was a coordinated mission and “orchestrated attack” after the victim sent text messages to the Morris twins’ mother that angered them.Defense lawyers insisted the twins did not participate in the attack and questioned the reliability and financial motives of the man who was beaten. The lawyer for Marcus Morris, Timothy Eckstein, said witness statements that form the basis of the case are “entirely inconsistent and incompatible with the truth.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTS Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe twin brothers face the possibility of prison time and discipline from the NBA, including a minimum 10-game suspension, if they are found guilty.The two-week trial also threatens to disrupt the start of their 2017 NBA season with training camp set to begin for both players on Sept. 26. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Two of the other co-defendants pleaded guilty Wednesday to the same charges. That leaves the Morris brothers and one other defendant standing trial this week. The third defendant is Gerald Bowman, a former University of Southern California football player.Police say Hood was leaving a high school basketball game when he was approached by a friend of the Morris brothers. Hood told Phoenix police the man was speaking to him when he was punched in the back of the head.Hood ran to his car but fell down, before the men punched and kicked him repeatedly, authorities say. All five left in a Rolls Royce Phantom as bystanders began to appear.Hood provided an account of the attack as the first prosecution witness Monday, calling it “the most terrifying moment in my life.”He said Marcus Morris kicked him “relentlessly” and Bowman “just jumped straight up and landed on me with two feet.” Hood previously told police he was attacked by Markieff Morris, but recalled on the stand Monday that he later clarified his statement and said he could not be sure whether Markieff participated in the beating.Hood told police he suffered a fractured nose, abrasions and a large bump on his head.At the time of the attack, the 6-foot-9 Morris twins were teammates on the Phoenix Suns.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collidelast_img read more

Mpumalanga’s pioneering spirit

first_imgDelegates at the recent Brand South Africa Stakeholder Summit in Mpumalanga included, from left, Pinkie Nqeto, Belu Mdlalo, Lindiwe Ngcobo, MEC Norman Mokoena, Miller Matola and Paresh Pandya. (Image: Nicky Rehbock)Brand South Africa recently extended its reach to the east of the country by encouraging all residents of Mpumalanga province to help build the nation’s reputation, or brand, and position it for global competitiveness.“Nation-branding can close the gap between rich and poor nations. Countries that are very good at branding are also the wealthiest, competing for their share of investors, consumers and visitors in a global economy,” the Brand South Africa’s Dimape Serenyane said at the Brand South Africa Stakeholder Summit in Mbombela, formerly known as Nelspruit.“If we all act with unity of purpose, we will contribute to growing our reputation in South Africa and internationally,” he added.Initiated by Brand South Africa and taking place in each of the nine provinces, the summits aim to increase regional participation in the nation-branding effort and encourage active citizenship – which, in turn, will help position the country as a top investment and tourism destination.Addressing summit delegates, Mpumalanga’s MEC for Economic Development, Environment and Tourism Norman Mokoena said: “We are happy to welcome Brand South Africa to our province to share ideas on improving the image – or the brand, if you wish – of South Africa.“This will help to build a better country and would be to the benefit of all of us in the east of the country.”With a regional economy built on tourism, agriculture and mining, Mpumalanga needs greater access to export markets, investors and more tourists in order for it to grow, Mokoena said.The province attracted 1.4-million international tourists in 2009 and generated 800 000 domestic trips in 2009. Its 2016 vision is to attract 2.8-million international tourists and generate 8-million domestic trips, according to the MEC.“A positive identity or favourable reputation will promote and consolidate Mpumalanga’s global competitiveness,” Mokoena added, provided there are enabling government policies and support from every resident in the province.Having an outward vision and an international presence will lead to inbound benefits, the MEC said.“Being globally competitive allows us to address our socio-economic challenges – including unemployment – at home.”Despite these challenges, Mpumalanga is one of the powerhouses of South Africa with a regional economy comparable to the total GDP of Tanzania, Iceland, Panama or Jordan – and more than twice the size of Botswana and Zimbabwe’s economy.The province is blessed with deposits of coal, gold, chrome, manganese and iron ore; and boasts a thriving agricultural sector that produces maize, citrus, subtropical fruit, sugar, tobacco, cotton, wool, nuts and dry beans.Mpumalanga is also known for its paper and pulp industry, timber and manufacturing base which produces fertilisers, tar products and petrochemicals – among other goods.“It is up to all of us to pool our significant resources, our experience, our depth of knowledge and our creativity to collectively market our destination to an exceptionally lucrative global market,” Mokoena said.Showcasing local innovationEach summit presents South Africans who, through their work and community initiatives, are already active ambassadors for the country. These individuals epitomise the unique characteristics, or pillars, of the South African brand – ubuntu, diversity, sustainability, possibility and innovation.Strong, successful nations “draw on their comparative advantages – or brand pillars – to attract the people, businesses and investment they need to stimulate growth”, Serenyane said.Mpumalanga’s Bird Machines is at the forefront of showing how local innovation can boost a province’s regional economy and thus help the country at large to be more globally competitive.The company was established in 1952, designing and developing equipment for the agricultural industry in South Africa. Many of its machine designs are still used in the agricultural sector today, according to the company.Over the years the company shifted to specialising in mining machinery, where it now focuses all its efforts. With more than 80% of the country’s coal being sourced in Mpumalanga, Bird Machines is ideally situated to exploit opportunities offered by the local market.Its entire product range – including towing vehicles, articulated vehicles, load-haul dumpers, graders and concrete mixers – is manufactured in the province.“The Bird Machines philosophy is based on quality products, exceptional service, and innovative solutions to customers’ needs,” said sales manager Mike Brueton.So successful has this approach been, that the company has been able to break into markets elsewhere in Africa and overseas. Its export destinations include Zimbabwe, Botswana, China, Chile, Zambia, Argentina and Australia. “We’re also making inroads into Peru and Tanzania as well,” he added.Bird Machines’ reputation received a boost recently when the company tendered in Chile to supply readymix concrete vehicles to the underground mining sector there.“We competed against suppliers from Germany, Finland and Canada and emerged as the company of choice,” Brueton said.last_img read more

Efficiency Standards, Zero-Emission Vehicles, and Renewable Bio Gas

first_imgMore efficient commercial ACNew efficiency requirements for commercial air conditioners and furnaces announced by the U.S. Department of Energy are the most aggressive ever approved by the agency and will cut $167 billion in spending over the next 30 years. Greentech Media reported that the new standards, announced last month, will save the owner of a typical rooftop air conditioner between $5,000 and $10,000 over the life of the equipment. But savings will be greater for owners of larger systems, like a big-box retailer with 20 or more rooftop units.Beginning in 2018, AC units will have to be 13% more efficient than they are today. By 2023, equipment must be 25% to 30% more efficient, Greentech Media said. Commercial gas furnaces will have to be 81% efficient by 2023; thermal efficiency for oil-burning furnaces will have to reach 82% by that date. The DOE said in a press release that the new standards would reduce carbon pollution by 885 million metric tons over 30 years.These are the latest in a series of updated standards released by the DOE during the Obama administration. More than 40 household and commercial products have been affected, collectively saving consumers nearly $535 billion and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2 billion metric tons through 2030, the government said.Commercial air conditioners are common on schools, retail stores, and small office buildings, and cool about half of all commercial floor space in the country. Alliance seeks a ban on fuel-burning vehiclesAn alliance of eight U.S. states, four European countries, and two Canadian provinces is calling for the elimination of passenger cars that burn fossil fuels in their jurisdictions by 2050.The Zero-Emission Vehicles Alliance was created to give its members better access to ideas on how to successfully promote electric vehicles, according to a report by E&E Publishing. The alliance includes California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Quebec, British Columbia, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.Alliance partners said that the pledge to do away with vehicles burning gasoline or diesel would improve air quality and ease global climate change. But the sale of electric vehicles so far has fallen well short of Obama administration goals, and auto industry leaders doubt that U.S. members of the alliance have tough enough regulations on the books to meet even an existing mandate to get 3.3 million electric vehicles on the road by 2025.For example, E&E reported, California would have to see 1.5 million more electric vehicles in 10 years in order to comply with the 2025 goal, 10 times the number of zero-energy vehicles currently on the road.Still, the alliance said that its members account for about half of global zero-emissions vehicles sales and that a wider adoption of the technology will accelerate consumer demand and lower costs. The group announced its new goal at the Paris climate talks last month. In Colorado, a sewage plant that powers vehiclesGrand Junction, Colorado, may be the first community in the country to turn methane produced at its municipal sewage treatment plant into fuel for its fleet of garbage trucks and city buses, National Public Radio reports.The wastewater treatment plant had been burning off the methane produced as sewage was processed, which plant manger Dan Tonello said was “not good for the environment and a waste of a wonderful resource.” Now, the gas is refined until it is chemically identical to the natural gas produced in a drilled well.The city has been using the gas to run garbage trucks and buses as it modernizes its fleet of vehicles, saving the city hundreds of thousands of dollars per year, Tonello said.Colorado also is the site of a new biogas facility, now nearing completion, that will process food waste from restaurants, grocery stores, and large food manufacturers. The plant will be one of the largest in North America, capable of processing 25 to 30 truckloads of food waste by mixing it with manure from a local dairy farm.The “renewable natural gas” produced by the new plant will be distributed by the same pipelines used to deliver fossil fuels, NPR said.last_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool fullback Moreno: I’ve got contract offer. We’ll see

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool fullback Moreno: I’ve got contract offer. We’ll seeby Freddie Taylor2018-12-27 22:41:29.000000Send to a friendShare the loveAlberto Moreno has revealed he has received a contract offer from Liverpool.The Spaniard has struggled for playing time since the emergence of Andy Robertson and will be out of contract in the summer. He will be free to talk to foreign clubs in January.And speaking to El Transistor, Moreno admits he could leave Anfield despite the new contract offer.He said: “Liverpool has proposed renewing me but no agreement has been reached, in January the market opens and we will see.”To this day we have nothing closed neither with Liverpool nor with other clubs.” last_img read more

Video: Notre Dame’s BB Team Gets Welcomed Home In South Bend To Roaring Applause From Fans

first_imgFans applaud Notre Dame basketball after return from near-upset of Kentucky.Notre Dame’s men’s basketball team played one of the best games we’ve seen from a squad in the NCAA Tournament Saturday night. The Fighting Irish’s valiant effort ultimately wasn’t enough, though, as they fell to undefeated Kentucky, 68-66. Still, Mike Brey’s team has plenty to be proud about this season; an ACC Tournament championship and an Elite Eight run highlight an awesome year. Following the loss to the Wildcats, Notre Dame’s fans welcomed their team home with roaring applause. Much-deserved welcome home for one of the best @FightingIrish teams you’ll ever see. Thanks, @NDmbb. pic.twitter.com/ET6mvODLlJ— Josh Flynt (@jflyntnd518) March 29, 2015That’s a great scene. Notre Dame’s run to the Elite Eight was the sixth in program history and the first since 1979.last_img read more

Video: 4-Star LSU Commit Cameron Lewis Scored A Touchdown On A Crazy 35-Yard Scramble In Scrimmage

first_imgCameron Lewis, LSU commit, scores a 35 yard touchdown.Twitter/@thatboycam1LSU’s roster is littered with impressive athletes every season, and they will be adding another one in 2016 athlete Cameron Lewis. The four-star plays quarterback and safety for Wossman High School, and shined in a recent scrimmage against Peabody. Lewis threw for two touchdowns, and added one each on the ground and as a receiver, but none was more impressive than this wild 35 yard scramble.Recap of yesterday I make it look easy pic.twitter.com/pKNpUD21xt— Cameron Lewis (@thatboycam1) August 24, 2015Lewis is expected to play safety at the next level, but based on this, he could make one heck of a punt returner as well.[TigerDroppings.com]last_img