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Kings beat Sharks as Logan Couture misses game with flu

first_imgLOS ANGELES — With Logan Couture sidelined by the flu, the Sharks dropped their fourth straight game, falling to the Western Conference’s last-place team.Couture joined Erik Karlsson, Joe Pavelski and Radim Simek on the Sharks absentee list on Thursday, a loss his teammates struggled to overcome as they came out on the wrong side of a 4-2 decision against the Los Angeles Kings.The Sharks scratched Couture prior to pregame warmups because of flu-like symptoms.With the loss, the Sharks now …last_img read more

Get involved in drought relief

first_imgYou can still #ActForChange by simply donating R5 or more at any Shoprite or Checkers till point. (Image: Shoprite)Various organisations have been making drought relief a priority in South Africa; Shoprite and Checkers are among them with their Act for Change initiative.Shoprite and Checkers customers have helped to raise R200 000 for drought-stricken communities across South Africa over two months since March 2016.The Shoprite Group has partnered with the Gift of the Givers Foundation as well as Agri SA, two organisations that have co-ordinated some of the strongest responses to the drought crisis to date. They ensure that the generous donations of many South Africans make a real, practical impact in the communities most affected by the drought.CUSTOMERS ASK TO HELPAct for Change is the result of customers enquiring how they can help with drought relief. The retailer quickly introduced a till-point donation facility called the #ActForChange Fund to give customers an opportunity to help.Customers can donate to the fund by adding R5 or more to their purchases at any Shoprite or Checkers till point across the country.“Each donation is critical, as it serves to bolster the work already being done to address the impact of the drought,” Neil Schreuder, Shoprite managing director told SA Goodnews. “We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our customers who donated. Each small donation goes a long way in effecting change.”The retail group has a long history of reaching out to communities affected by disaster. This year, it has already donated more than a half-a-million litres of water to various towns in Free State, North West and KwaZulu-Natal since February.You can still #ActForChange by simply donating R5 or more at any Shoprite or Checkers till point.The fund will not end when drought relief is no longer needed; instead, it will be used to support people going forward. It will specifically focus on alleviating hunger, in partnership with FoodBank South Africa.PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part to help improve the lives of the people around you or the environment? Do you know of anyone who has gone out of their way to help improve South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

Miami East-MVCTC FFA Food Science and Technology Team Competes

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Emma Sutherly, Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter ReporterRecently the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Food Science and Technology Team competed in the District 5 Contests hosted by Covington High School.Food Science and Technology Contest contestants included Elizabeth Bair, Natalie Bair, Erin Baker, Arielle Barnes, Ethin Bendickson, Adam Bensman, Makayla Brittain, Anna Broerman, Libby Carpenter, Carter Gilbert, Luke Gilliland, Justin Hawkins, Savannah Holzen, Kearsten Kirby, Morgan Nosker, Paige Pence, Meadow Powers, Rylee Puthoff, Jimmy Sutherly, Leann Vernon, Isabella Waite, Seth Wells, and Lauren Wright.Miami East students placed 4th out of 42 teams. The highest placing team consisted of Justin Hawkins, Rylee Puthoff, Isabella Waite, and Anna Broerman. Justin Hawkins was the highest placing individual from Miami East.During the contest the team members were asked to complete a product development scenario in which they calculated the nutritional facts for a new food product and design a new package.  Also they completed an aroma identification section, responded to customer inquiry scenarios, identified sanitation errors in the food industry and common equipment used in a food production facility, and completed a taste sensory test and flavor identification.last_img read more

Euroseas Proceeds with Construction of Kamsarmax

first_imgzoom Greek owner and operator of dry bulk and container carrier vessels Euroseas Ltd. has decided to proceed with the construction of a Kamsarmax drybulk carrier originally ordered in 2014 with China’s shipbuilder  Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding.Under the addendum to the earlier agreed newbuilding contract for hull number YZJ 1153, the remaining payments for the vessel were reduced by more than 10% to USD 22.5 million.The eco-design fuel efficient Kamsarmax, which will have a carrying capacity of 82,000 dwt, is scheduled for delivery to Euroseas by June 2018.“We are pleased to proceed with the building of our second Kamsarmax bulker which is a sister ship to our M/V Xenia built by the same yard in 2016,” Aristides Pittas, Chairman and CEO of Euroseas, said.Pittas added that the reduction in the contract price coupled with the recovery taking place in the drybulk market “has made this investment very attractive prompting us to forgo an option to terminate the contract but rather proceed with the building of the vessel.”last_img read more