Milk prices in 2002

first_imgBy April Reeseand John HarrellUniversity of GeorgiaShoppers should continue to find good milk prices in grocerystores into next year. University of Georgia agriculturaleconomist Bill Thomas says retail milk prices have changed littlefrom 2001.”Milk prices at the producer level are down a record amount for a one-year drop,” said Thomas, a professor with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “But there is not a direct connection between producer prices and consumer prices.”Grocery shoppers did enjoy a drop in milk prices this year. “The average price of a gallon of milk was $2.89 in 2001 and dropped to $2.72 in 2002,” Thomas said.Cheese prices upHowever, the prices of other dairy products, like cheese, haveincreased over the past year.”Cheese is the fastest-growing dairy product,” Thomas said. “It seems like everyone is eating cheese when they go out, on pizza, salads or tacos.”A pound of cheese last year cost shoppers $3.73, a price now up to $3.89, he said. Consumers should expect a slight increase, 1 percent to 2 percent, in dairy product prices for 2003.Farmers’ prices not so goodWhile consumer dairy products remain stable, dairy farmers have had a record low year, forcing many farmers to rely on government programs.”Dairy farmers had a number of good years between 1996 and 2002, but demand slipped off in 2001, causing supply to be muchgreater,” Thomas said. “Prices stay depressed because we have somuch stocked up.”Help from the government in the form of Milk Income Loss FarmActs and contracts provides much-needed aid to dairies.”Government programs have stepped in to help our dairy farmersand will be welcomed by the industry,” Thomas said. “Prices arestill well below a profitable level.”Help on the wayA little help is on its way. After the stocks are used up, demand and supply will equal out, he said, providing a break forfarmers.”Next year, we expect prices to rise a little in favor of thefarmer, but not up to the price they received in 2001,” Thomassaid. “Milk prices have been low, and now feed prices are rising,due to the drought, putting pressure on the farmer.”Most dairy farmers have signed up for government programs, such as the Milk Income Loss Contract Program, he said. This program offers direct payments to the farmers from the government as milk prices are low.Once the price of milk rises, the payments will dry up. TheLivestock Compensation Program is designed to help farmers incounties hurt by the drought. All counties in Georgia have beensuggested for the program, but only 20 are now approved.last_img read more

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Food E-Talk

first_imgThe University of Georgia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Program has launched Food eTalk, the country’s only evidence-based online SNAP-Ed program.UGA SNAP-Ed, a nutrition education and obesity prevention program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that targets low-income audiences, is delivered through UGA Cooperative Extension network in partnership with diverse stakeholders and communities across the state.Food eTalk is an innovative, smartphone-based eLearning nutrition education program tailored to the specific needs of SNAP-eligible adult Georgians.The program features six 10-minute interactive lessons, cooking videos and just-in-time learning videos, backed by research conducted by UGA faculty, graduate students and staff within the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.“Online programming is relatively new to the SNAP-Ed program,” said Jung Sun Lee, UGA Athletic Association Professor in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. “This groundbreaking nutrition education method allows us to increase our reach and impact. We also wanted to provide contextual learning opportunities, such as point-of-decision making in a supermarket, and allow participants to learn at their own teachable moment.”Food eTalk includes a mobile-first interface, user-friendly navigation and even a Southern-accented voiceover, in addition to lessons focused on sodium reduction, increasing intake of fruits and vegetables, food resource management principles and food safety.Historically, SNAP-Ed programming has been offered via in-person food demonstrations in a classroom setting.“Low-income families, like many others, have busy schedules due to work and other responsibilities,” said Allisen Penn, associate dean for Extension and outreach in FACS. “Food eTalk is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so they can access the programming any time and any place convenient for them.”The UGA SNAP-Ed program reaches around 2 million Georgians a year through direct, online and social marketing interventions and has received more than $20 million in funding since its founding in 2013, she added.“Our target audience is very tech savvy,” said Edda Cotto-Rivera, UGA SNAP-Ed’s program coordinator. “This is another way of reaching out with the information we want to share with them.”For more information about the Food E-Talk program visit www.foodtalk.org.last_img read more

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Walmart sets 2040 net zero carbon emissions goal

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享BusinessGreen:The world’s largest retailer has today committed to reaching net zero carbon emissions across its operations by 2040, without relying on carbon offsets.Walmart, the only company in the world that surpasses Amazon in retail revenue, said that vehicle and heat electrification, renewable energy, and low-impact refrigerants would allow it to reach its new goal as it worked to become a “regenerative company”.Alongside decarbonising its operations, the firm said it would work with its charitable arm to protect, manage, and restore “at least” 50 million acres of land and one million square miles of ocean by 2030.Doug McMillon, president and chief executive officer of Walmart, emphasised that urgent action was needed to address a “growing crisis of climate change and nature loss”.The firm is aiming to fully transition it facilities to run on 100 per cent renewable power by 2035 – up from a 29 per cent share today – and electrify all its vehicles, including long-haul trucks, five years later. At the same time, it plans to transition its cooling systems to low-impact refrigerants and heating systems to electrified equipment across all its stores, clubs, and data and distribution centres by 2040.Walmart’s carbon reduction programme will be complemented by a new string of goals geared at boosting its stewardship of nature. It has pledged preserve at least one acre of natural habitat for every acre of land it has developed, while supporting the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices, including sustainable fisheries management and forest protection and restoration.[Cecilia Keating]More: Walmart pledges to achieve net zero emissions by 2040 without offsets Walmart sets 2040 net zero carbon emissions goallast_img read more

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Three simple (but not) easy steps to becoming a millionaire

first_imgHolding your breathe for five minutes underwater is likewise simple: Just sit at the bottom of the pool and don’t breathe. These are all simple tasks, but not easy ones. True. There is a monumental difference between simple and easy. Simple means there are relatively few (or no) complicated steps needed to accomplish a task, whereas easy implies the task doesn’t require much effort. Running a marathon is simple: Just keep putting one foot in front of the other. Staying up for 60 hours straight is also simple: Keep your eyes open. True or false: running a marathon is simple?center_img It’s not easy — but it’s definitely simple. Another task that is simple but not easy is becoming a millionaire. continue reading » 26SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Jutlandia Handling MHI Vestas Giants in Esbjerg

first_imgMHI Vestas Offshore Wind has signed a new agreement with Jutlandia Terminal covering loading of the V164-8.0 MW wind turbines onto installation vessels at the Port of Esbjerg.The agreement comprises loading of approximately 120 complete V164 turbines for the Aberdeen Bay (European Offshore Wind Development Centre or EOWDC), the Borkum Riffgrund 2 and the Horns Rev 3 offshore wind projects.All turbine components come to Esbjerg from Lindø and Nakskov, where they are assembled and are loaded onto installation vessels.This new agreement replaces an old agreement between Jutlandia and MHI Vestas and came into force on March 1, 2018.The operation also commenced in March with the handling and loading of the turbines for the Aberdeen Bay wind farm, which will be followed by the Borkum Riffgrund 2 and eventually the Horns Rev 3. The project will be carried out throughout 2018.“We are incredibly proud that MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has chosen Jutlandia Stevedoring to handle the loading operation of the three projects. Furthermore, we are humble about the job and we will put all efforts into optimizing the loadings; and not only meet but also exceed the expectations of MHI Vestas,” Kim List, Jutlandia’s Operations Manager Stevedoring, said.“We have spent a long time preparing for the handling which is reflected in the strong team Jutlandia Stevedoring is today, where everyone is experienced in loading installation vessels.”last_img read more

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U.S. weekly offshore rig count remains unchanged

first_imgThe U.S. weekly offshore rig count remained flat during last week, according to a rig count report published on Friday by Baker Hughes, a GE company.For illustration only. Author: SP MacBaker Hughes Rig Count: U.S. -4 to 954 rigsU.S. Rig Count is down 4 rigs from last week to 954, with oil rigs down 5 to 779, gas rigs up 2 to 174, and miscellaneous rigs down 1 to 1.U.S. Rig Count is down 92 rigs from last year’s count of 1,046, with oil rigs down 79, gas rigs down 13, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at 1.The U.S. Offshore Rig Count is unchanged from last week at 26 and up 9 rigs year-over-year.Baker Hughes Rig Count: Canada +1 rig to 118 rigsCanada Rig Count is up 1 rig from last week to 118, with oil rigs down 2 to 83 and gas rigs up 3 to 35.Canada Rig Count is down 93 rigs from last year’s count of 211, with oil rigs down 59 and gas rigs down 34.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

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Liverpool to hold crunch talks with Mane, Salah over futures after title win

first_img Mane and Salah are two players regularly mentioned as potentially being tempted away. And Castles says that Liverpool are open to talks with the duo, as they would want prior warning if they were to leave. Such negotiating tactics were also seen when Liverpool sold Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona back in 2018. Rumours of the move had lingered for months, before Liverpool finally allowed him to depart. read also:Vega picks Liverpool’s Mane as the current best African player in Premier League Castles says that if Salah and Mane want to leave, Liverpool will also want to know in plenty of time. “Sadio Mane and Mo Salah are obvious examples of that and they want to have those conversations because they want to be forewarned,” he said. “And they want to set up in a way that they maximise the value on the transfer coming in and they are able to bring in a replacement of equal quality or equal potential to have the same quality at a cheaper price. “You’ve seen the way Liverpool have recruited, they go to the second tier of the market. They spend €50million, €60m, €70m on bringing players in who they believe will turn into €100m-plus players and they’ve done it successfully on multiple occasions now. “That has been part of their strategy going into this window.” With both Salah and Mane now 28, time is running out if they seek a big move away from Anfield. However, they have played a crucial role for Liverpool this season, helping them to the Premier League title having already won the Champions League and Club World Cup in 2019. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Liverpool are planning fresh talks with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane to determine if they see their futures elsewhere.center_img The star duo both got on the scoresheet when Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 4-0 in their most recent game. That effectively wrapped up the title, which was confirmed the following day when Chelsea beat Manchester City. Indeed, Salah and Mane have been at the forefront of Liverpool’s growth under Jurgen Klopp. That has now culminated in their first league title in 30 years, which may help convince the duo to stay. Mane and Salah have been linked with moves away if they grow unsettled at Anfield. The likes of Real Madrid have understandably been mentioned as being interested. And according to Duncan Castles, Liverpool are willing to speak to the pair to see how they envisage their long-term future. Castles said on the Transfer Window Podcast (via the Express) that Liverpool are “happy to have conversations with key players to find out whether they see a future elsewhere.” The journalist pointed to their “strategic” and “intelligent” transfer model. Liverpool’s transfer activity shows planning for the future – which involves getting the maximum from their assets as well. Castles claims that Liverpool are willing to speak to key players to find out “whether they see that their period at the club has a certain length and that they’d like to move to another league”.last_img read more

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Soppe takes advice, earns IMCA natonal Northern SportMod crown

first_img2016 runner-up Tyler Soppe was the 2017 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod national champion. At left is Clay Smith of Speedway Motors and at right is IMCA President Brett Root. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)SHERRILL, Iowa – Advice from a driver who’s been there and won that helped Tyler Soppe in his quest for the IMCA Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod national championship.Soppe parlayed 25 feature wins and track titles at Farley Speedway and Maquoketa Speedway into the 2017 national title.“We knew it would be close because of bonus points but we had a pretty good idea we had the national championship wrapped up,” said Soppe, from Sherrill, Iowa, and a first-time Allstar Performance Iowa State champion as well. “It was nice to be able to call people and tell them we’d won it after we got the official notice from IMCA.”Driving a 14-year-old car purchased for $1,500 as recently as 2015, Soppe was the national runner-up last year. He ascended to the top spot in the standings in mid-July this season and took the crown ahead of defending champion Tony Olson and two-time king Matt Looft.“I had raced an outlaw super bomber, which is similar to an IMCA Stock Car, at Farley, Maquoketa and Dubuque. When those tracks announced they’d go IMCA, I raced both classes  before converting full-time to the Northern SportMod five years ago,” Soppe said. “It was a class I could race anywhere and just as importantly, it fit my budget.”“Last year, Shannon Anderson suggested we pay more attention to our number of starts. I figured if anyone knew how to get it done (Anderson won his career seventh IMCA Hobby Stock national title this season) it was him,” continued Soppe. “Getting second last year was awesome. To get it done this year was crazy.”Both 2016 and 2017 campaigns saw Soppe overcome mid-summer doldrums. He won just one of 11 outings after taking the lead in the national points race this year.“Once we stopped having fun then it seemed like stupid things started to happen. Little things would break or we’d lose the driveshaft while leading,” he said. “Sometimes you overdo things. We went back to having fun and we started winning again.”His 58 starts this year came at 11 different tracks and Soppe collected checkers at seven of those venues.A six-time winner at Farley, Dubuque and Maquoketa, he also raced to more than his share of special event success at both Benton County Speedway and Independence Motor Speedway.“There were a few races that really stood out for us this year. The Wednesday night fair race at Dubuque where we started last and won was one of them,” Soppe said. “I’ve had pretty good luck at Benton County and we always plan to go there when Dubuque doesn’t race. One of my favorite tracks is Marshalltown, although I have yet to win there, and I like Independence because the track is always so consistent.”Soppe now has a career total of 66 feature wins in the division.Starts-58Wins-25Additional Top Fives-23HIS CREW: Brother Dalton, Adam Bush and Tyler Zierden. HIS SPONSORS: Dubuque Mulch, Dubuque Fire Equipment, Fire Power Graphics, Nu Tech Seed, Cal-Co, Seegy’s Race Products and Jeff, Lexi and Angie Valentine, all of Dubuque; Peosta Mini-Storage of Peosta; Durango Depot of Durango; Wagner Nursery of Asbury; Eichman’s Bar & Grill of Sargeville; TDS Welding of Sherrill; Superior Cleaning Services of Independence; Corky’s Racing Products of Waterloo; Ti-Lube of Mount Ayr; Broker Shane Heister Associated Real Estate Counselors of Preston; Bob Harris Custom Suspension of Ames; DriveDirtCars.com; Dynamic Drivelines of Des Moines; Out-Pace Racing Products of Freeport, Ill.; rhrswag.com; and Superior Steering Wheel of Mission, Texas.last_img read more

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Other Sports Sports Ministry drops archery coach Teja’s name for Dronacharya award

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Archery coach Jiwanjot Singh Teja was on Wednesday dropped from the list of Dronacharya award nominees due to a past case of indiscipline while the Sports Ministry cleared all athletes recommended by the selection committee for Khel Ratna, Arjuna and Dhyan Chand awards.Teja was among five coaches named by the selection committee for Dronacharya award on Sunday but it came to light that he had served a one-year ban following an incident of indiscipline during the 2015 World University Games in Korea.“Teja had served a ban of one year for indiscipline after an incident that happened in 2015 during the World Universiade in Korea. He was the chief archery coach there and the women’s team under him could not reach on time for competition. India had to forfeit a match due to the late arrival,” a source from the ministry told PTI on condition of anonymity.Also Read | Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam Nawaz’s jail term suspended by Islamabad High Court“The Archery Association of India had banned him for one year for the incident. So, the minister has decided to drop him from the list of those recommended for Dronacharya award. All the other sportspersons recommended for Khel Ratna, Arjuna and Dhyan Chand have been cleared by the minister,” the source added.S S Pannu (athletics), C A Kuttappa (boxing), Vijay Sharma (weightlifting) and A Srinivasa Rao (table tennis) were the others recommended for Dronacharya award.An official of the AAI said it would be “injustice” to Teja if he was dropped on account of this incident that happened three years ago.“It is true that Teja was banned by AAI after this 2015 incident but he has come out after serving that ban and since then he has produced results. It’s an injustice to him if he is dropped on the basis of this incident,” the AAI official said.The Dronacharya is presented to coaches for their outstanding and meritorious work on a consistent basis over a period of four years. It carries a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh.Read More | SEBI Recruitment 2018: Over 100 posts offered; know how to applyClarence Lobo (hockey), Tarak Sinha (cricket), Jiwan Kumar Sharma (judo) and V R Beedu (athletics) were recommended for Dronacharya award in the Life Time category.Satyadev Prasad (archery), Bharat Chhetri (hockey), Bobby Aloysius and Chougale Dadu Dattatray (wrestling) were named for Dhyan Chand award which is bestowed on athletes for life-time achievements and contribution to sport during their active career and post retirement.Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu were jointly recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, while star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was among 20 sportspersons picked for the Arjuna awards.Besides Chopra, other prominent names recommended for Arjuna were junior world champion sprinter Hima Das and Asian Games gold-medallist middle distance runner Jinson Johnson, cricketer Smriti Mandhana, hockey players Manpreet Singh and Savita Punia, multiple Commonwealth Games gold-medallist table tennis star Manika Batra and Asiad doubles gold-medallist tennis player Rohan Bopanna.Read More | Salman Khan inaugurates institute for special children in Jaipur; Watch VideoThe Khel Ratna awardees are entitled to a cash prize of Rs 7.5 lakh, while the Arjuna winners are given Rs 5 lakh.President Ram Nath Kovind will present the awards on September 25 at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on September 25.This year’s award ceremony was postponed to September 25 from the usual August 29 National Sports Day event due to clash of dates with the Asian Games in Indonesia. last_img read more

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The Latest: Women’s tennis tour calls off more events

first_imgThe British team pulled out of the season-opening Formula One race on Thursday because of the positive test. The race was canceled on Friday.Fourteen members of the team were also placed in quarantine for 14 days after coming into close contact with the person who tested positive for the virus. McLaren chief executive Zak Brown says they are in “good spirits.”McLaren says the rest of the team has returned to Britain but will not go to the team’s headquarters for two weeks as a precaution.With the first four races postponed, the F1 season will not resume until May at the earliest.___ March 16, 2020 The Latest: Women’s tennis tour calls off more events 11 a.m.Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials say they are holding off on postponing the month of May activities that conclude with the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend.The Indy 500 draws crowds in excess of 300,000.“We are aware of the CDC’s interim guidance suggesting the postponement of events involving more than 50 people over the next eight weeks,” the speedway said in a statement released before 6 a.m. local time.“Our priority is to do our part in protecting the public health while still conducting the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge as scheduled on May 24. This continues to be a dynamic situation which we are monitoring constantly in coordination with federal, state, local and public health officials.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLONDON (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):___1:30 p.m. ___11:25 a.m.The leader of the IOC’s coordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics says there is no May deadline to cancel the games and he remains confident the event will go ahead despite sports coming to a virtual standstill globally amid the coronavirus outbreak.John Coates, who will have to go into government-mandated self-isolation when he returns to Australia this week from Olympic business in Europe, told the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper: “It’s all proceeding to start on the 24th of July.”Former IOC vice president Dick Pound said in an interview with The Associated Press last month that the end of May loomed as a possible deadline for the IOC to make a call on the Tokyo Olympics. But Coates, an IOC vice president and head of the Australian Olympic Committee, told the Sydney paper in a telephone interview from Switzerland that the IOC didn’t recognize the deadline and he thought Pound had backed away from it, too.Coates says “it’s never been the IOC’s position. It was Dick’s idea. There is four months to go.”___11:10 a.m.McLaren says the team member who tested positive for coronavirus at the Australian Grand Prix “is recovering well” and that his “symptoms have gone.” Associated Press ___10:10 a.m.A second team has withdrawn from the Kontinental Hockey League playoffs because of the coronavirus outbreak.The KHL is widely considered to be the strongest hockey league outside the NHL and is one of the few major sports organizations still operating in Europe.There are now six teams remaining in an eight-club conference semifinal bracket. The women’s professional tennis tour has suspended all competition until May 2 because of the coronavirus outbreak.The WTA says it is calling off clay-court tournaments in Stuttgart, Istanbul and Prague, adding those to a list of events previously canceled.Each of those three tournaments was scheduled to begin in April.The tour says a decision will be made “in the week ahead” about the rest of the European clay-court circuit.The next Grand Slam tournament is the French Open, which is scheduled to begin in Paris on May 24. Greek health authorities have warned people to stay home, and have shut down everything from restaurants, bars and cafes to public organized beaches, ski resorts, hair salons and movie theaters, in an effort to curb the spread of the virus.Greece currently has 331 confirmed cases and four deaths.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Finnish club Jokerit withdrew Saturday citing concern for the health of its players and staff. Now Barys Astana says it is withdrawing after authorities in Kazakhstan banned sports events and restricted entry to the country.All six of the remaining teams are based in Russia, where various cities and regions have imposed their own restrictions. Spartak Moscow and Dynamo Moscow played in an empty arena on Wednesday.The KHL said Saturday it was “in consultation with clubs and all relevant authorities to diligently manage the impact” of the virus outbreak.The KHL has not commented on the withdrawals and its website still lists those teams as competing. The next scheduled games between teams which have not withdrawn are Wednesday.___ 9:55 a.m.The Greek Olympic committee says the Olympic flame handover ceremony for the Tokyo Games will take place without spectators in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak.The committee says the accreditation cards that had been issued for Thursday’s ceremony at the stadium in Athens where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896 would not be valid.The body’s headquarters will also remain closed from Monday until further notice.The committee canceled the remainder of the Olympic torch relay last week after crowds gathered in southern Greece to watch part of the torch relay in Sparta, where the torch was carried by actor Gerard Butler.last_img read more

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