4H Achievement Days Results

first_imgSwine:Grand Winner Kielee OlmsteadReserve Brenden StruderAdvertisement The North Peace District 4-H Club held their annual 4-H Achievement Days over the weekend. Here are just a few of the results:Sheep:Grand Winner Rebecca Kantz- Advertisement -Reserve Winner Sydney SpitzerAdvertisement Beef:Grand Winner Tanner GardnerReserve Marle WitzelCongratulations to all the participants in this year’s annual 4H Achievement Days.last_img

Bacon Named Finalist for 2019 STATS FCS Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award

first_imgNamed after the late school teacher and wife of legendary coach Grambling State coach Eddie Robinson, the fifth annual award is presented to an FCS student-athlete who excels not only in the classroom, but in the community and beyond. On Wednesday, Bacon, from Hastings, Minn., was named the Pioneer Football League’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year. He is just the second Bulldog to win the prestigious PFL academic award. Bacon started 10-of-11 games this season. He helped block for Drake’s backs, led by fifth-year senior Drew Lauer, who rushed for 1,608 yards and scored a team-high 17 touchdowns and protect freshman quarterback Ian Corwin. He earned 2019 All-PFL honorable mention honors. CHICAGO – Senior offensive lineman Jacob Bacon of the Drake University football team is one of 13 student-athletes finalists for the 2019 STATS Football Championship Subdivision Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award. The Doris Robinson Award finalists: Big Sky Conference: Dante Olson, Montana, LB, R-Sr. (major: business administration/management, GPA: 3.91) Big South Conference: K.J. Smith, North Alabama, SS, Sr. (interdisciplinary studies/emphasis on health, 4.00) CAA Football: Chucky Smith, Villanova, S, R-Sr. (biology with minors in economics and naval science, 3.62) Ivy League: Jelani Taylor, Cornell, S, Sr. (hotel administration, 3.94) Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: Ian McBorrough, Morgan State, LB, Sr. (business management, 3.29) Missouri Valley Football Conference: Tom Rehfeld, Western Illinois, LB, R-Sr. (nursing degree. 3.50; in grad school) Northeast Conference: Spencer DeMedal, Duquesne, S, Sr. (biology, 3.98) Ohio Valley Conference: Joe Caputo, Eastern Illinois, LB, R-Sr. (accounting and finance with minors in data analytics and supply chain management, 3.89) Patriot League: Alex Pechin, Bucknell, P, 5th Year. (biomedical engineering and management for engineers double major, 3.90) Pioneer Football League: Jacob Bacon, Drake, OL, Sr. (actuarial science and finance, 3.93; business administration in grad school, 4.0) Southern Conference: Dorian Kithcart, Mercer, DL, R-Sr. (mechanical engineering degree, 3.54 GPA; mechanical engineering in grad school, 3.63) Southland Conference: Chris Zirkle, Northwestern State, OL, R-Sr. (business degree, 3.83; homeland security in grad school, 4.00) Southwestern Athletic Conference: Carl Thompson, Alabama State, OL, R-Jr. (computer information system, 3.6)  Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Bacon graduated with his bachelor’s degrees in actuarial science and finance with a 3.93 grade point average. He is enrolled in Drake’s Masters of Business Administration program concentrating in business analytics and holds a 4.00 grade point average. Bacon has been named to the PFL academic first-team three straight years. STATS will announce the winner on Dec. 16 and honor him at the FCS Awards Banquet Jan. 10 in Frisco, Texas – on the eve of the FCS national championship game.last_img read more

R100m AfDB boost for clean energy

first_img3 June 2009 SAinfo reporter South Africa will account for 60-75% of the fund’s overall investments, while up to 25-40% will be earmarked for other Southern African Development Community countries. “The Evolution One Fund will be the bank’s first investment in a fund with a specific focus on clean energy and technology investments,” the bank said in a statement last week. The fund will seek to invest predominantly in growth-phase businesses, particularly in eight high-growth sectors, namely clean energy/energy efficiency (up to 50% of its investments), efficient and clean manufacturing processes and technologies, air quality and emissions control. The African Development Bank has approved a R100-million investment in the Evolution One Fund, the first specialised private equity fund focused on the acceleration and deployment of clean energy and sustainable technologies across southern Africa. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Other areas include water quality and management, waste management, agribusiness and forestry, natural products, organics and natural health, and environmental real estate. Growth-phase businesses “The investment therefore supports an innovative vehicle that will boost economic activity in this emerging field, and contribute to the development of sustainable private sector enterprises.” The 10-year private equity fund, managed by Cape Town-based Inspired Evolution Investment Management, will make equity and equity-related investments in sustainable projects and companies with the aim of not only achieving carbon reductions, but also ensuring the sound environmental, social and economic performance of these investments.last_img read more

Cartoon: Thought Leaders

first_img5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout More Noise to Signal Related Posts 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… The first time I heard the term “thought leader”, I thought, “Now there’s a cool concept: someone who is able to assert influence and change outcomes through the sheer force and power of her ideas.”The last time I heard the term “thought leader”, I thought, “There ought to be a little anniversary present to mark the three millionth time you hear a buzzword.”That may be my biggest complaint about buzzwords and jargon: not that they’re often impenetrable to outsiders, and not that they often mask a lack of clarity on the speaker’s part, but because they take perfectly good phrases – phrases with power, phrases with innovation and meaning – and suck the life out of them through overuse.Got a social media buzzword or catch phrase you’d like to lay to rest… or maybe reclaim and restore to life? (Say, “social media”, for instance?)Happy Birthday!By the way, this marks the first anniversary of Noise to Signal on Read Write Web. I’ve made a birthday cake but, uh, since you’re not here, well, I’ll just have to eat it myself. For the past year, I’ve been whipping up weekly cartoons, Richard has been gamely publishing them and you’ve been so kind as to read them.Thanks for that. And thanks for every comment, Digg, tweet, stumble and Delicious-ifying. I hope that you’ll keep reading them in the year to come… and that you’ll enjoy them as much as I enjoy drawing them.Ed: Thanks Rob, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the weekly funnies! It’s given RWW a sense of humor that sometimes we’re accused of not having (being serious types) 😉 Here’s to many more classic Rob Cottingham cartoons over the next year. rob cottingham Tags:#Cartoons#web last_img read more

NZ WIN OPENERS RYDER, GUPTILL AT THE CREASE VS SA IN QUARTERS

first_imgNew Zealand openers Jesse Ryder and Martin Guptill are at the crease against South Africa in their quarter-final match of the World Cup in Mirpur on Firday. Earlier, New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori won the toss and elected to bat.South Africa have brought AB de Villiers in place of Morne van Wyk. Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel have also returned to boost the pace attack.For New Zealand, James Franklin made way for Luke Woodcock in the playing eleven.Squads:New Zealand: Daniel Vettori (c), Brendon McCullum (wk), Martin Guptill, Jesse Ryder, Ross Taylor, Scott Styris, Kane Williamson, Nathan McCullum, Daniel Vettori (c), Jacob Oram, Luke Woodcock,Tim Southee.South Africa: Graeme Smith (c), Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers (wk), JP Duminy, Francois du Plessis, Johan Botha, Robin Peterson, Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir.last_img read more