Grants to Provide more E15 and 85 Access to Hoosiers

first_img SHARE Blender pump grantsMore E15 and E85 ethanol fuel blends are coming to Allen and LaPorte Counties in northern Indiana. Indiana Corn Marketing Council and the Indiana Office of Energy Development say 16 ethanol blender pumps will be installed after Lassus Brothers Oil, Inc. and Family Express Corporation were awarded more than $331,000 in grants in the third round of the Hoosier Homegrown Fuels Blender Pump Program.Ken Parrent, Director of Biofuels at Indiana Corn says both retailers have been involved in E85 sales from the beginning.“And with this grant money they’re not only going to sell E85, but they’re also going to add E15 to the lineup which is going to give consumers an even wider choice,” he told HAT. “The EPA has approved E15 for use in vehicles manufactured since 2001 which is more than 80% of the vehicles on the road today. So you won’t need a flex fuel vehicle to fill up with E15.”With the blender pumps being installed it means more E85 availability for a significant number of flex fuel vehicle owners.“We have nearly a half million flex fuel vehicles on the roads here in Indiana. Unfortunately, a lot of them either don’t know they’re driving a flex fuel vehicle or they don’t really understand what that means.”What E85 means for the owner is the option to use a cleaner burning renewable fuel and a 20-25% discounted price from regular unleaded.“Normally we figure with the difference in gas mileage that you would get with E85 the price would have to be about 20% less, but we’ve got some locations around the state that have been at 30%. On a mile driven basis, if you compare the cost per mile driven E85 has been economical for consumers to use.”Hoosier Homegrown Fuels (HHF) is part a national grant partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Services Agency that aims to expand the availability of higher ethanol blends in areas of the United States where blends of E15 to E85 are limited or not available. HHF is also in partnership with the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Greater Indiana Clean Cities and South Shore Clean Cities who assisted in scoring the applications and provided outreach support.“We continue to work toward our goal of making ethanol blended fuels a viable fuel option for Hoosiers throughout the state,” said David Gottbrath, Indiana Corn Marketing Council president and farmer from Washington County. “We are excited to have Lassus Brothers Oil, Inc. and Family Express Corporation partnering with us through HHF to meet that goal.”ICMC, the state corn checkoff, has committed more than $440,000 in matching funds with the goal of adding 110 pumps offering E15 and E85 across the state. OED received $895,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership to put toward the HHF program. More than $1 million was distributed during the first two rounds of grant announcements.ICMC has been working with fuel retailers across the state to help increase the number of pumps offering ethanol-blended fuels for five years. With the HHF program, ICMC saw an opportunity through the USDA’s Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership to leverage state corn checkoff funds and partner with other organizations to expand ethanol’s availability to the roughly 450,000 Hoosiers throughout the state who drive Flex Fuel Vehicles.For more information on the HHF program, visit more information about ICMC’s ethanol programs, visit HHF will allow for a total number of 64 blender pumps with funding coming from both the U.S. Department of Agriculture and ICMC totaling to more than $1,250,000.Applicant: Lassus Brothers Oil, Inc.Counties: AllenNumber of Dispensers: 8Grant Amount: $176,530.24Applicant: Family Express CorporationCounties: LaPorteNumber of Dispensers: 8Grant Amount: $154,682.00OED and ICMC have asked the grantees to track their ethanol volume sales and marketing efforts through 2017 and their ethanol sales through 2022. This data will help OED and ICMC measure the impact of the new ethanol fueling infrastructure.Source: ICMC By Andy Eubank – Jul 12, 2016 Home Indiana Agriculture News Grants to Provide more E15 and 85 Access to Hoosiers Facebook Twitter Grants to Provide more E15 and 85 Access to Hoosiers Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleWould Pence as VP be Good for Agriculture?Next articleMorning Update Andy Eubanklast_img read more

RSA acknowledges lengthy waits for driving tests

first_img Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further By News Highland – September 28, 2020 Facebook RSA acknowledges lengthy waits for driving tests Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleSlaughtneil and Magherfelt to meet in Derry FinalNext articleMABS urges people not to allow money issues affect their health News Highland Google+ Twitter Google+center_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp More than 85,000 people around the country are now waiting on a driving test.Road Safety Authority figures seen by the Irish Examiner show the average wait time for a test is now nearly eight months, up from six weeks pre-Covid-19.There are three test centres in Donegal, Buncrana, Donegal Town, and Letterkenny. The RSA says at present, it’s not possible to publish indicative waiting times for each centre. Twitterlast_img read more

ZIM Expands Partnership with Maersk, MSC

first_imgIsraeli shipping company Zim Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM) has further expanded its strategic cooperation with the members of the 2M Alliance – Maersk and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).Specifically, ZIM has now decided to boost ties with 2M on the Asia-US Gulf trade.The new agreement includes two new strings — ZGC – ZIM US Gulf Central China Xpress and ZGX – ZIM US Gulf South China Xpress.A total of ten 6,500 TEU vessels will be deployed in the first service, with the following rotation: Ningbo, Shanghai, Busan (Panama Canal Transit), Houston, Mobile, Miami, Freeport, (Panama Canal Transit), Araijan, Busan.The first sailing is scheduled from Ningbo on August 18, subject to regulatory approval.Another ten 4,500 TEU boxships will be deployed in the second abovementioned service which will have the following rotation: Xiamen, Yantian, Busan (Panama Canal Transit), Houston, Mobile, Tampa, Manzanillo, (Panama Canal Transit), Balboa, Busan.The first sailing is planned from Xiamen on August 16.As explained, the new services, catering for both Central and South China and South Korea offer direct connections to major ports in Asia and the US Gulf.“This is the third phase of our tightening cooperation with the 2M Alliance, now extending to four major trades,” Eli Glickman, ZIM President and CEO, commented.“We are very pleased to further strengthen our portfolio and enhance our strategic cooperation with the 2M Alliance on this important trade, in which ZIM will be a vessel operator. The two new lines offer better port coverage in the growing US Gulf market, excellent transit time both for imports and exports,” Nissim Yochai, ZIM EVP Pacific Trade, said.The new cooperation follows previous agreements on Asia – US East Coast, operating since September 2018, and on Asia – Pacific North West and Asia – Mediterranean trades, operating since March 2019.last_img read more

Spain needs football, claims Real Madrid star

first_imgReal Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has claimed Spain needs football for economic support and to provide a distraction for fans. Players across Spanish football have begun to return to individualised training sessions after all 42 member clubs of La Liga – representing the top two divisions – underwent coronavirus testing last week. Spanish football has been suspended since the middle of March but 11 rounds of league action remain in the 2019/20 campaign, which La Liga chief Javier Tebas has continually insisted will be finished. “The country needs football for economic support and as a distraction for people,” Ramos told Movistar, as cited by Marca. “I’m dying to compete again and for La Liga to get back to normal, but we have to be disciplined to defeat this virus. “I would like to play at the Bernabéu but it is under construction at the moment. The important thing is they (the matches) are played.Advertisement Read Also: Messi donates €500k towards the fight against COVID-19 Tebas insisted on Movistar, as cited by Marca, that whilst the league will continue to adhere to advice from Spanish health authorities, they remain confident that there is a minimal risk of staging the remainder of the games. Diario AS have built upon an initial report from Cadena Ser that the league plan to get the campaign back underway with a Seville derby on 12 June and that there is a plan to complete the league fixtures by July with fixtures on every day. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img “Our goal is to be champions.” Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearMost Appreciated First Ladies In The History Of AmericaThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonThe Best Cars Of All TimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Big Movie Stars Who Got Famous Thanks To Soap Operaslast_img read more

Kilfeacle claim provincial crown

first_imgThe West Tipp side defeated Bandon 12-10 in the final, which was played in Charleville.It’s their first victory in the competition in quarter of a century.Meanwhile, Clanwilliam are through to the quarter-finals of the Bank of Ireland Munster Junior Cup. They booked their place in the last eight by defeated Cobh Pirates 21-9 in a re-arranged tie in Cork.last_img

Bryan Stow vs. Dodgers civil jury hopelessly deadlocked on beating case

first_imgLOS ANGELES >> Jurors in the trial of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow’s negligence lawsuit against former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt announced Wednesday they are hopelessly deadlocked and have not been able to reach consensus on a single question on the verdict form.Despite the deadlock, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Victor Chavez sent the panel back to the deliberation room to continue talking. Before the group went home for the day, Chavez answered a question the jurors submitted about the relationship between McCourt and the other defendant in Stow’s case, Los Angeles Dodgers LLC. The forewoman for the panel of six men and six women then submitted one more question before the jurors left for the day.Stow’s lead attorney, Thomas Girardi, said he could not comment on contents of the question. But he said it will be addressed before jurors resume deliberating Thursday. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The lawsuit against McCourt and the business entity he created — Los Angeles Dodgers LLC — stems from a beating that Stow, a Santa Cruz paramedic who was in Giants gear at the time, suffered at the hands of Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood, both of Rialto, in the Dodger Stadium parking lot on March 31, 2011.The current owners of the Dodgers are not involved in the lawsuit and not facing any liability.Stow was punched from behind by Sanchez after the 2011 home opener between the Dodgers and their longtime rivals. Sanchez and his friend, Norwood, then kicked the Northern California father of two after he fell to the ground.Stow’s attorneys maintain security was insufficient inside and outside the stadium and that no officers or guards were present in lot 2 when Stow was attacked. They also say Sanchez and Norwood should have been ejected from Dodger Stadium hours earlier for unruly behavior and that more uniformed security within the stadium could have deterred their misconduct.But McCourt’s attorneys say the team spent more money on security on opening day security in 2011 than in previous years and that the attack on Stow happened so fast, security personnel would have had to have been right there as it developed in order to prevent it.Sanchez, 31, and Norwood, 33, pleaded guilty in January to carrying out the attack on Stow and were sentenced to eight- and four-year terms, respectively. They are also both facing a federal weapons charge that could land them in a federal lockup for up to 10 years.Girardi said in closing arguments Thursday that Stow deserves $36 million in damages plus punitive damages because McCourt put saving money ahead of fan safety.Girardi said $36 million would cover Stow’s out-of-pocket medical and other expenses and help relieve the burden on his family arising from his care. But Stow also is deserving of more money for his pain and suffering, as well as to punish the defendants for failing to protect him, Girardi said.Attorneys for McCourt counter that Stow’s medical costs will be between $6.5 million and $11 million and not more than $30 million, as the plaintiff contends, and that Stow was drunk the night he was beaten, antagonizing the assailants and helping to trigger the incident.“There were things that Mr. Stow did that put things into action,” said defense attorney Dana Fox.He said no damages should be awarded because Stow’s attorneys did not prove any liability on the part of McCourt and the team, and he scoffed at Girardi’s suggestion that Stow deserved punitive damages, saying there was no evidence the defendants acted with malice.center_img Chavez spoke to the attorneys in chambers several times to discuss the jury’s difficulties in reaching a consensus.The jury was in its fifth day of deliberations when it announced the stalemate. Stow contends lax security at Dodger Stadium on opening day 2011 led to a parking lot attack by two Dodger fans that left him confined to a wheelchair and with permanent brain damage.Chavez asked jurors if there was anything he or the attorneys could do to help break the deadlock, but he was met with silence from the panel. He suggested the possibility of further arguments from the attorneys, but got no response.The jury said it had not been able to answer the first question on the verdict form, which asks whether McCourt or the Dodgers were negligent. If nine of the 12 jurors answer “yes,” the panel then must answer whether that negligence was a major factor in causing Stow’s injuries. If the panel answers “no” to those questions, the lawsuit is rejected, and there is no need to consider possible damages.In court today, the jury forewoman asked Chavez if the panel can debate the issue of damages prior to answering the question of negligence. Chavez ultimately told the jurors they can discuss whatever they want, but they must answer the verdict form questions in order.last_img read more

Ray Lewis to retire after playoffs

first_imgLAST RIDE–This Sept. 10, 2012 file photo shows Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis wearing eye black showing the initials of former Ravens owner Art Modell before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File) by David GinsburgAP Sports WriterOWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Ray Lewis will end his brilliant 17-year NFL career after the Baltimore Ravens complete their 2013 playoff run.Lewis has been sidelined since Oct. 14 with a torn right triceps. The 13-time Pro Bowl middle linebacker intends to return Sunday to face the Indianapolis Colts in what will almost certainly be his final home game.“I talked to my team today,” Lewis said Wednesday. “I talked to them about life in general. And everything that starts has an end. For me, today, I told my team that this will be my last ride.”Lewis will walk away from the game because he wants to spend more time with his two sons. While working to return from his injury, Lewis watched them play on the same high school football team, and he intends to watch Ray Lewis III perform as a freshman next year for his alma mater, the University of Miami.“God is calling,” the 37-year-old Lewis said. “My children have made the ultimate sacrifice for their father for 17 years. I don’t want to see them do that no more. I’ve done what I wanted to do in this business, and now it’s my turn to give them something back.”Which means he’ll pull off his No. 52 uniform for the last time after the Ravens are eliminated or win the Super Bowl.“It’s either hold onto the game and keep playing and let my kids miss out on times we can be spending together,” Lewis said. “Because I always promised my son if he got a full ride on scholarship Daddy is going to be there. I can’t miss that.”Lewis was the AP Defensive Player of the Year in 2000, when Baltimore won the Super Bowl title, and in 2003.“I never played the game for individual stats. I only played the game to make my team a better team,” he said.Online: and read more

JB Lewis scores five first-half TDs, Forutna beats Moreau Catholic to advance to NCS D-4 semifinals

first_imgFortuna >> Mike Benbow might not have seen a better first half from his team to open the North Coast Section playoffs last Friday night.Seven days later, last week’s impressive first half got a pretty good run for its money.Sparked by a monster stand on fourth down and a rushing attack that could not be stopped, 4th-seeded Fortuna scored a mind-boggling 41 unanswered points to end the first half that turned what was a back-and-forth opening eight minutes into a runaway 60-6 win over No. 5 …last_img read more

SA remembers Es’kia Mphahlele

first_imgPublished in 2002, “Es’kia” is a collection of essays and public speeches spanning 30 years. The author’s memorabilia such as this poster, are available for sale at the Es’kia Institute, which is inspired by Es’kia Mphahlele’s work.(Images:Es’kia Institute)Khanyi Magubane The South African literary fraternity is in mourning following the death of world-renowned writer Professor Es’kia Mphahlele at his hometown in the Limpopo province on 27 October 2008.The celebrated writer, academic cultural and social activist, died at a hospital near his house in Lebowakgomo, where he had since retired, north of South Africa at the age of 88.His family confirmed that he died of natural causes at the hospital.In paying tribute to the late writer, minister of arts and culture Dr Pallo Jordaan said of Mphahlele, “Soft-spoken, humble, urbane, cosmopolitan, erudite and exuding ubuntu, Es’kia Mphahlele embodied in his person and in his work what he described as “the personification of the African paradox – detribalised, westernised but still African.”The legendary wordsmith has contributed greatly to the literary community, both in South Africa and internationally.Mphahlele was the author of two autobiographies, novels, more than thirty books of short stories; two verse plays and a number of poetry anthologies.Fondly referred to as “the man of African Letters” he’s best known for his first book Man must live published in 1947. He is also revered for his book Down second Avenue, a vivid autobiography published in 1959 in which he describes his early years growing up in rural northern South Africa.Published in 1959, Down second Avenue, is an autobiography by Mphahlele, which has been translated into 10 European languages as well Japanese and Hebrew. The book was banned in South Africa in 1966 under the Publications and Controls Board Act. It was later unbanned in 1978.His book The African Image, which includes essays, literary and cultural as well as political commentary was published in London in 1962.In 1957, Mphahlele was offered a job teaching in a Church Mission Society school in Lagos. He spent the next 20 years in Nigeria and Kenya, where he was the director of the Chemchemi Cultural Centre.He then moved on to Zambia, France and the United States, where he earned a doctoral degree from the University of Denver in 1968. He went on to lecture at the University of Pennsylvania.He returned to South Africa in 1977, where he joined the University of the Witwatersrand, becoming the first professor of the institution and founded the African literature department.Born to be a writer“It has been my fate to be a teacher and writer. The imagination is my regular beat as it is also the workshop of my mind; the territory of ideas, knowledge, thought and emotion is my hunting ground,” wrote Mphahlele in 1993.Born on December 17 1919, he was a herd boy in the then Northern Transvaal.Although he was born in Marabastad in Pretoria, while he was still a young boy, his parents sent him to live with his paternal grandmother. He returned to Pretoria to start his formal education. After high school, where he obtained a school-leaving certificate (an equivalent of grade 10), Mphahlele went on to study at Adams College, where he qualified as a teacher in 1940.He completed his grade 12 while working two jobs as a teacher and a shorthand typist.After a short stint in politics – he was part of a group of young members of the ANC who formed the ANC youth league – Mphahlele returned to his passion; education.He took up a post, teaching English and Afrikaans at the Orlando High School, in Soweto in the early 1940s.His teaching career was however short-lived. During his tenure at Orlando High, he encountered graduates from the legendary Fort Hare University, which has produced some of South Africa’s greatest thinkers, and Mphahlele was inspired to get involved in a number of advocacy activities.He joined the Transvaal African Teachers Association (TATA).The 1949 Eislen Commission on Native Education, inspired by the-then recently elected minister of Native Affairs Dr. H.F. Verwoerd, recommended a radically new system of education for black South African students, which TATA, along with other teacher organisations in other parts of the country opposed.For his participation in move against oppressive act, Mphahlele was one of a number of teachers who were permanently banned from teaching in South Africa.With his teaching career over, Mphahlele starting a long writing career, with his first book Man Must live, gaining him much recognition.In the next era of his life as a writer, Mphahlele pursued a career in journalism in the 1950s.Mphahlele wrote a series of short stories published in Drum magazine. His work helped to consolidate the short story tradition in South African literature, which is recognised among the best in the world.Writers which the Drum-era produced, include Bessie Head, Arthur Maimane, Todd Matshikiza, James Matthews, Bloke Modisane, Casey Motsisi, Lewis Nkosi, Richard Rive, and Can Themba.When Mphahlele left South Africa to live in exile, his literary and academic career developed significantly.During his 20 years abroad, he published two collections of short stories, which followed shortly after his first book. While in West Africa, he published The Living and the Dead in 1961.Six years later, in East Africa, he published In Corner B.The contents of both collections of short stories are included in The Unbroken Song (1986), which also contains some of Mphahlele’s poems.As part of his Master’s thesis, in 1962 he published The African Image, which provides a historical perspective of South African literature. This, he juxtaposed with the way European writers often dealt with African subjects in their texts. He later revised the book and a second edition appeared in 1974.For his PhD, he produced The Wanderers, a novel of exile originally submitted as a dissertation for his PhD in creative writing.A writer of excellenceProfessor Es’kia Mphahlele has received many awards for his work in his lifetime. Some of his achievements include being nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969.In 1984 he was awarded the prestigious Les Palmes Academiques by the French Government for his contribution to French Language and Culture.In 1998 former President Nelson Mandela awarded him the Order of the Southern Cross, the highest recognition granted by the South African Government.In 2000, he was acknowledged as, Writer Of The Century by Tribute Magazine.In 2001, the University Of Venda for Science and Technology opened the Es’kia Mphahlele Centre for African Studies.He has over 10 honorary doctorates from Universities across the world.Over the years, many prominent South African politicians, writers and social commentators have paid tribute to Mphahlele.Writer and literature Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer, describes Mphahlele as one of Africa’s greatest minds,“ … From exile, on his return to us, Mphahlele brought back experience, hard-won against homesickness, of cultural administration, educational methods and scholarly advances.“We need his experience, his wisdom, and above all his keenly critical mind among us to achieve a South Africa and an African Renaissance to fulfil an Africa, in the words of Steve Biko, ‘self-defined, not defined by others’ politically, economically, socially, culturally or, philosophically.”Professor Kader Asmal, former South African cabinet minister and member of parliament said of Mphahlele, “Es’kia Mphahlele’s life’s work is an inspiration to all of us. He remains the quintessential teacher who is at the same time the perpetual student. His commitment to education is unequivocal.”From Rhodes University, Prof Guy Butler described Mphahlele as a writer who was a leader amongst his peers in many ways, “Es’kia Mphahlele’s position as a pioneer among the writers of Southern Africa is secure. He is more than a major figure in the intellectual resistance to apartheid; he is an eloquent exponent of African awareness and values: of African humanism, of generosity, and plain, heroic magnitude of mind.”Related StoriesSouth African English South African literatureUseful LinksThe Es’kia Mphahlele institute Department of arts and cultureDo you have any comments or queries about this article? Email Khanyi Magubane at: [email protected]last_img read more