Indiana Packers Undertakes $23 Million Carroll County Expansion

first_img SHARE By Andy Eubank – Dec 6, 2016 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Packers Undertakes $23 Million Carroll County Expansion indiana-packers-expandsIn an Indiana region rich in hog production, a major pork production plant continues investing in expansion. This week Indiana Packers Corporation in Carroll County, announced plans for a $23 million 99,000 square foot cold storage distribution center adjacent to its Delphi plant. The company’s VP of Corporate Planning, Jeff Feirick said the project, to be completed in August 2017, will help with speed and logistics.“We’ll improve our inventory logistics through this expansion,” he said. “It will allow us to increase our sales orders and speed up our delivery capabilities, thus making us more efficient. A year ago we had our bacon expansion, and that was a $40 million expansion. Now this just makes sense to provide cold storage capabilities to our company.”Raising hogs in Carroll and surrounding counties is a robust business. Carroll ranks 2nd in the state and adjacent White County is 1st according the last ag census report. The nearby supply is key to Indiana Packer’s growth.“We are looking to grow the Indiana Kitchen brand and it is important to have the hog supply. We believe we’ll have the hog supply that we’ll need,” Feirick told HAT.The Carroll County Economic Development Corporation along with the Carroll County Redevelopment Commission have worked closely with Indiana Packers, an important contributor to the local economy.“This is just another one of our long-term commitments to staying and investing in Carroll County. This expansion is a positive thing for us and for the local Carroll County economy. We appreciate the work of executive director Laura Walls from the CCEDC. She worked with us to help us keep this project rolling on, and you know this is a neat thing.”Walls said, “Getting this done was very important to us for many reasons. The Indiana Packers Corporation impact on the local economy stretches far beyond the 2,100 employees to the more than 100 agribusinesses all across Carroll County. Not to mention, they are a great corporate citizen producing a truly superior product.”Key to the project are several infrastructure improvements, including a traffic study and roadway reconstruction, enabling Indiana Packers Corporation to optimize its existing property. Facebook Twitter Previous article2016 – A Record Year for PorkNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank Indiana Packers Undertakes $23 Million Carroll County Expansion Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Surviving the Antarctic winter – Life stage cold tolerance and ice entrapment survival in the invasive chironomid midge Eretmoptera murphyi.

first_imgAn insect’s ability to tolerate winter conditions is a critical determinant of its success. This is true for both native and invasive species, and especially so in harsh polar environments. The midge Eretmoptera murphyi (Diptera, Chironomidae) is invasive to maritime Antarctic Signy Island, and the ability of fourth instar larvae to tolerate freezing is hypothesized to allow the species to extend its range further south. However, no detailed assessment of stress tolerance in any other life stage has yet been conducted. Here, we report that, although larvae, pupae and adults all have supercooling points (SCPs) of around −5 °C, only the larvae are freeze-tolerant, and that cold-hardiness increases with larval maturity. Eggs are freeze-avoiding and have an SCP of around −17 °C. At −3.34 °C, the CTmin activity thresholds of adults are close to their SCP of −5 °C, and they are likely chill-susceptible. Larvae could not withstand the anoxic conditions of ice entrapment or submergence in water beyond 28 d. The data obtained here indicate that the cold-tolerance characteristics of this invasive midge would permit it to colonize areas further south, including much of the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula.last_img read more

Reischauer Institute funds student research, travel in Japan

first_imgFounded in 1973, the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies (RI) promotes research on Japan and brings together Harvard faculty, students, scholars from other institutions, and visitors to create one of the world’s leading communities for the study of Japan.For graduate students with a Japan interest, RI has provided dissertation completion grants, language study grants, and other travel and research awards. In the case of undergrads, RI has provided support for research, Japanese language study, internships, Harvard Summer Program in Kyoto, volunteer relief efforts in the aftermath of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, and other activities across Japan. RI seeks to enable students to go to Japan to study, to work, to learn, and to grow as scholars and as human beings. View the full list of students supported by RI during the 2012-13 academic year and summer of 2013.last_img read more

Bar Leaders Conference set for July

first_img Bar Leaders Conference set for July Voluntary bar association leaders will take a “Safari in the Everglades” on leadership, fundraising, association management, member benefits, and media relations during next month’s 2005 Bar Leaders Conference, July 22-23 in Naples.This annual conference, coordinated by The Florida Bar Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee, Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents, and Florida Council of Bar Executives, gives voluntary bar officers and staff an opportunity to network and discuss problems faced by the attorneys who volunteer as members of the association on a local level. The participants discuss voluntary bar association programs, share what works in their communities, and gather helpful tips to improve existing programs.Hosted this year by the Collier County Bar and Lee County Bar associations, the upcoming conference will be held at The Registry Resort & Club in Naples. Workshop topics include membership benefits, lawyer referral services and fee collections, securing nondues sources of income, foundations, media relations, association finances, technology and its uses in bar functions, a session for specialty, staffed, and nonstaffed associations, and much more.“The Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference is an excellent resource for new and rising leaders within their voluntary bar association,” said Dinah Leach, program planning co-chair and executive director of the Lee County Bar Association. “If you want to hear creative approaches to leading and managing your bar association and make connections with other bar leaders from around the state, this is a must-do leadership expedition.”One such program that is making a positive impact in Duval County is the Jacksonville Bar Association Literacy Speakers Bureau. During the conference, a panel of two judges, an educator, and attorney will discuss how the JBA has reached out to various members of the community to address illiteracy, a public health and safety concern.Through its volunteer program, the JBA networks with lawyers, judges, physicians, psychologists, educators, law school professors, and others to discuss the science and medicine of dyslexia with community groups.With the hope of strengthening bar relations, President Alan Bookman requested that participants meet with him and other Florida Bar officers to address the needs of voluntary bar associations. He, along with Hank Coxe, president-elect, Jamie Moses, YLD president, and John Stewart, YLD president-elect, will listen and address concerns of bar leaders.For fun, registrants and their families will enjoy great food and entertainment aboard the Naples Princess during the Friday night dinner cruise. The registration fee for the conference is $100. The reception is an additional fee.For information about the conference, go to www.floridabar.org or contact Toyca Williams at (850) 561-5764 or e-mail [email protected] Bar Leaders Conference set for Julycenter_img July 1, 2005 Regular Newslast_img read more

Wet your hands not your whistle: South Korean ‘soju’ diverted to sanitizers

first_imgTopics : South Koreans drink an average of about 12 shots of soju each week, media say, citing industry figures. (The Jakarta Post/Arief Suhardiman)The chemical can also be made from petrochemical feedstock.Whether used for liquor or disinfection, both have the same chemical structure and can break apart the virus particle, said Lee Duckhwan, a chemistry professor at Sogang University in Seoul, the capital.”If there’s any difference, that is the liquor tax imposed on ethanol produced by liquor makers,” Lee said.The virus fears boosted February sales of soaps and hand sanitizers, including those with an alcohol base, to four times the level a year ago, data from a major retailer Lotte Mart shows. Shares of ethanol producers also jumped.Following Daesun Distilling, Hallasan Soju, based on the resort island of Jeju, also provided 5 tons of ethanol to authorities on Tuesday, a company official said.  “Ethanol demand for disinfection has grown while supply is limited…we have decided to provide it,” an official of Daesun Distilling, based in the southeastern city of Busan, told Reuters.To banish the virus, the company has pledged to donate 32 tons of ethanol for use in disinfecting buildings and public places in Busan and southeastern Daegu, the city at the center of South Korea’s outbreak.”We plan to keep donating until the coronavirus outbreak is stabilized and to donate 50 tons more,” added the official, who sought anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to media.South Koreans drink an average of about 12 shots of soju each week, media say, citing industry figures. Ethanol for alcoholic drinks can be produced by fermentation or distillation, typically from grains and plants.center_img Makers of soju, South Korea’s national drink and one of the world’s best selling spirits, are jumping into the fight on the largest outbreak of coronavirus outside China by sharing their stockpiles of alcohol with makers of sanitizers.Disinfectants, such as hand sanitizers, are flying off the shelves, along with medical-grade masks, as infections in South Korea have surged past 5,000 in just over a month since its first patient was diagnosed.South Korean soju makers have responded to soaring ethanol demand for sanitizers by donating the alcohol that goes into the drink, a distilled spirit with 17% to 20% alcohol by volume traditionally based on rice, but now often wheat or potatoes.last_img read more

Family home on one of Gold Coast’s best streets a luxurious retreat

first_img338 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters. 338 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.“I love the layout of the house, it’s very private,” she said. “None of the bedrooms back onto each other. It is a very well thought out and planned house.”She said the outdoor entertainment area was a standout feature, with a barbecue area and pool surrounded by tropical gardens.“The outdoor area is like a little oasis.” 338 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.IT epitomises a luxury resort with contemporary interiors and tropical gardens surrounding a pool.Located on arguably one of the Gold Coast’s most prestige streets, this double-storey home is the perfect retreat.Owners Sharon and Greg Mitchell have loved every minute of the past three years they have lived in the five-bedroom home. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago338 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.It was only because their children moved out that they decided to sell their now much too large property.“We’re downsizing as all the kids have left home,” Mrs Mitchell said.She said they bought the home because of its location. “Monaco St is synonymous with class on the Gold Coast,” she said.They have since tidied it up, including repainting the outside, salvaging the garden and recarpeting inside. Mrs Mitchell said the seamless flow of the home’s floorplan was a big selling point. 338 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.last_img read more

2015 U-20 AYC : Sellas Tetteh expects stiff Zambia challenge

first_imgBlack Satellites coach Sellas Tetteh is expecting a resistance from Zambia in Ghana’s next match on Thursday in the  CAF Under 20 Championship.The Black Satellites defeated South Africa 2:0 in the opening match, whiles Zambia lost 1:0 to Mali in group B and a second successive defeat for the Zambians could spell doom for them; a situation Sellas believes will make the match uncompromising.”The encounter will be challenging; they (Zambia) are wounded, they are dented so they will be coming firing on all cylinders,” Sellas told www.ghanafa.org in Senegal.After defeating South Africa, Sellas Tetteh and his technical staff as well as the playing body stayed behind to observe Zambia and Mali in the second game, but the Ghana coach says strategies for the Zambians will not be based only on their match against Mali.”We watched them and we know they are a strong side, a very physical side but we cannot also count in it as their true picture because they could change at any given time,” Sellas said.” The only thing is for us to prepare very well. What we saw from them, we work towards it and make sure that our plan B will be working so that at least if there are difficulties, we could also turn around to meet the difficulties and over come it.” The coach was confident his side will draw enough inspiration from the positives of the first game to consolidate their position in the group.”The positives are more than the negatives so it is good for us. I think we played well in the South Africa game.”We played quite well, we defended also quite well although we missed quite some glorious chances but in the game of football, you cannot play ninety minutes without mistakes. We are in a very good position to consolidate our place.”Ghana could book a place in the semi finals and a qualification to the Fifa Under 20 World Cup with a win against Zambia.last_img read more

Excitement builds at Redwood Acres

first_imgRacing returns to the Redwood Acres Raceway this weekend, with at least two of the six divisions about as close as it gets this year and shaping up to be exciting battles all season.After three rounds of racing, the Humboldt Hydroponics Mini Stock championship is neck-and-neck between Eugene Palmer and Brian Murrell Sr.Palmer has won two main events and currently holds a five-point lead over second-placed Murrell Sr., with Trevor Eacret in third, 24 points back.Scott Taylor and Gary …last_img

49ers apologize for excluding Kaepernick from photo gallery

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Where’s Colin Kaepernick? He’s not in the NFL, and he’s not in a 49ers photo gallery rekindling great memories of their rivalry with the Green Bay Packers.For that, the 49ers apologized Friday and hastened to make amends.“Unfortunately there were a handful of obvious misses in this gallery posted by our website team and we appreciate them being brought to our attention,” the team said in a statement.Twice beating the Packers made for epic moments in Kaepernick’s six-year tenure …last_img

Total Entertainment

first_imgThe first film Arnold Schwarzenegger ever saw was Johnny Weissmuller’s Tarzan. “The idea that a human could swing from tree to tree and talk to lions and chimpanzees was fascinating… I thought that was a good life,” Arnie writes about the experience as a boy growing up in the Austrian town of Graz.He never swung from tree to tree, nor did he talk to the chimps, but the incident may have shaped his quest to become an iconic film star. The “good life”, as Schwarzenegger later writes, automatically translated to America and American movies for a little boy growing up in post-World War II Graz, a place fraught with terror because “every time Russia and America argued about anything we felt we were doomed”.The early pages of Arnie’s autobiography are full of such sweet random reminiscences, which should make it a must-buy for true-blue fans dying to know the man behind the phenomenon. These trips of nostalgia, though, would seem like a stark contrast to all that has kept him in the news lately.Like every autobiography, the scandalous is either underplayed or ignored. The two-time California ‘Governator’ goes slow on two-timing details that wife Maria Shriver charged him with and that led to divorce proceedings for the couple a while back.”Secrecy is a part of me,” he writes. Selective secrecy is a part of any autobiography, we know.The things Arnie does choose to talk about however are written in a lucid style often mixed with wit. “Nobody wanted a war. Our interest was more in the girls,” he reveals.advertisementThe dry humour pervades as he recalls how the producers of his Hollywood break, Hercules in New York, suggested he change his name to Arnold Strong because Schwarzenegger was “a ludicrous name”. A restaurant episode from his early days in America as a young man reveals his gaffes with the English language. He ordered for “garbage” when he meant cabbage.Peter Petre, Schwarzenegger’s co-writer of what the actor calls ‘My Unbelievably True Life Story’, has done a good job in structuring the text. If the idea was to come out with selective revelations, Petre does well to cross over smoothly from one episode in his subject’s life to the next without making the omissions too glaring.Arnold Schwarzenegger seen during one of his election campaignsThe focus on presenting Schwarzenegger as a picture-perfect celebrity perhaps has logic. He is a public figure with an illustrious political life. More than engage in a tell-all exercise and scandalise, maybe he wanted to inspire fans with only positivity. This idea would seem in sync with what he writes at one point: “Every time I meet a great person … I try to ask how they made good and to figure out the angle that has worked for them.”Tracking the mind of a celebrity often gives you a picture on what made him successful. In Arnie’s case, you gather the secret is two-fold. First, he has an innate knack of making money. Second, there’s his appreciation for intelligence.Early in the book, we learn how Balloon Belly – as Arnie was called in his boyhood days – always had a head for business. He would sell ice-cream at a public park as a kid in Graz (“my first entrepreneurial venture”) to raise money for watching films, just as much later as a budding bodybuilder/trainer in the US he ensured his Arnold Schwarzenegger Fitness Booklets sold well by throwing in free AS accessories.The second key to his success comes out in the pages where he discusses his inspiration, ‘Mr Austria’ Kurt Marnul. Glancing through the sports pages of a newspaper, he saw a photo of Marnul for the first time. “I felt inspired by the guy’s achievement,” Arnie writes. “But what really struck me was that he was wearing glasses. … I came away fascinated that a man could be both smart and powerful.”Running into nearly 600 pages, the book has Arnie talking of a lot of things – his first love, his frenzy for gymming by the time he was 15 and how his habit of pasting posters of “naked bodybuilders” in his room made his mother seriously doubt his sexual orientation.In a delightful chapter he recounts how he was punished at an Army camp where he drove tanks for running away to participate in the Junior Mr Europe contest (which he actually won). Or how, by the time he was 18, magazines were describing him as “the Austrian kid who was 18 years old with 19-inch biceps”. His encounters with Hollywood greats such as Jack Nicholson and Clint Eastwood also make for a good read.advertisementThe book has the essential add-ons. There are ample bodybuilding tips and details for aficionados besides rare pictures that give it collector’s value.Total Recall, named after one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s biggest box-office hits, is pretty much what all autobiographies always are: part justification of wrongdoings, part glorification of achievements, part sentimentalising of the good ol’ days, and fully readied to regale the fans.last_img read more