3 Eating Habits to Minimize Your Ecological Footprint.

first_img Share 66 Views   no discussions Share Food & DiningLifestyle 3 Eating Habits to Minimize Your Ecological Footprint. by: – June 2, 2011 The ecological footprint of the food we throw away is usually much larger than the footprint of all our personal travel. Here are a few ways to do your part.1. Eat more vegetarian food. If you plan to eat meat today … think about having vegetables instead. Food production is the biggest contributor to your personal ecological footprint, and nearly all of that comes down to the land disturbance, water consumption and greenhouse gas pollution involved in the farming of animal products.2. Cut back on dairy. One of the reasons why dairy products loom large in your personal ecological footprint is that dairy cattle need to feed on grass that requires lots of water. Try having hummus with crudités instead of a cheese platter, or opt for water with lemon and mint over an iced coffee.3. Be aware of packaging when you buy goods. If packaging is excessive, or if it’s made of materials that aren’t easily recycled, then it can cause even greater environmental problems than the product it contains. Look for products that have minimal packaging, or packaging that is either made from recycled materials or that can be recycled after use.by Reader’s Digest Magazinecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

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Arthetta Carolyn Koerber

first_imgArthetta Carolyn Koerber, born on November 20, 1936, died Thursday morning, June 9, 2016, at age 79.  Carolyn was the daughter of John Edward Baldwin and Eloise Lavinia Baldwin of Louisville, Kentucky, graduated from Ahrens Trade School in 1954 and was employed as a Legal Secretary.  She was the loving wife of Clement J. Koerber Sr. for 59 years and is survived by four children Clement J. Koerber Jr. (Jerry & Tomoko) of Denver, Colorado; Eileen S. (John) Gutzwiller of Batesville; Diane (William) Miller of Maryville, Tennessee and Denice (Mike) Hinderberger of Reno, Nevada; brother Donald (Susie) Baldwin of Seattle, Washington; grandchildren Joshua Gutzwiller; Jennifer Wirrig; Nathan Koerber; Luke, Anna and Leah Miller; Jada and Jared Hinderberger; and great grandchildren Wyatt and Caroline Gutzwiller and Waylon Wirrig.  Church, family, friends and pets occupied her time.  As a member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Cincinnati for 41 years, she enjoyed worship, fellowship and choir.  When two of her local grandchildren were preschoolers, she provided daycare and then volunteered in the lunch room and library of the primary school when they started school.  Though it was not intended to be an animal rescue, her country home was at one time the residence of as many as 30 stray animals.  Visitation will be held at the Weigel Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 14th, from 4 – 7 p.m. and Wednesday, June 15th, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 11981 Pippin Road in Cincinnati.  Funeral services follow at 6 p.m. with Rev. Alex Groth officiating.  A graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, June 16th, at St. Paul’s Cemetery Crossroads.  The family requests memorials to the Life Issues Institute or the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church Building Fund.last_img read more

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Marvin E. Hildebrand

first_imgMarvin E. Hildebrand, of Sunman, was born on October 15, 1935 at home in Penntown, the son of William Henry and Mena Barbara Boerstler Hildebrand.  He married Monica Brown on October 14, 1972 in St. Leon and she survives.  Marvin farmed all his life the land he was born and raised on.  He enjoyed gardening in his spare time and was an avid I.U. basketball fan.  On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at the age of 81, Marvin passed away at his home surrounded by family.Those surviving who will cherish Marvin’s memory include his loving wife of over 44 years, Monica Hildebrand; children, Jennifer Hildebrand of Bloomington, and Matthew (Jaclyn) Hildebrand of Noblesville; grandson, Zane Hildebrand; siblings, Virginia (Gene) Steelman of Harrison, OH, Marvin (Sue) Hacker of Sunman, Donald (Simone) Hildebrand of Batesville, Herschel (Myrtle) Hildebrand of Sunman, and Patricia (John) Venis of Sunman.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Laverne (Louis) Werner.Visitation is Friday, January 13, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Johns United Church of Christ, Penntown, and again on Saturday from 10 till time of service at 11 a.m. Pastor Lynne Busch will officiate the funeral service at 11 a.m. on Saturday.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.Memorial donations may be directed to St. John’s UCC Penntown Cemetery Fund or to St. Jacob’s Blue Creek Cemetery Fund.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Marvin Hildebrand.last_img read more

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Rodgers so proud of his Reds

first_img To secure the trophy, Liverpool, seemingly destined for it a few weeks ago before dropping crucial points, need to beat Newcastle at Anfield and for West Ham to win at City, whose goal difference is vastly superior to their own. Although he appeared to have done so following his side’s 3-3 draw at Crystal Palace on Monday, Rodgers insists he has not given up on the title yet. But at the same time, he has emphasised that the Merseysiders can hold their heads high whatever the outcome this weekend – and i s confident they will be stronger next term. “I want to congratulate my players on this season – I think we have had a remarkable season,” Rodgers, under whom Liverpool finished seventh last season, said at his pre-match press conference on Friday. “The players have put Liverpool on the world map again. “The performance level has been exceptional over the course of the season. “Come Sunday we will fight right to the very end. “If we end up not winning the title, I think to finish second to the richest team in the history of sport really shows the progress we have made. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has congratulated his players for putting the club back “on the world map” in a season he feels they can be proud of – regardless of whether or not they become Barclays Premier League champions. The Reds began the campaign with ambitions of breaking into the top four but have exceeded all expectation by mounting a serious bid to be crowned champions. They look set to fall just short ahead of Sunday’s top-flight finale, which they head into two points behind leaders Manchester City in second place. Press Association “I think this is really only the beginning. I’ve had two years here and we have been progressing. This year we have made a step. “I see and hear that other teams will improve, but I think we will improve dramatically as well next season.” Rodgers is well aware the general expectation is that City will beat West Ham, but he was keen to point out that the London outfit have shown this term that they are capable of springing surprises on their travels. “It is certainly not over,” he said. “First and foremost, we must concentrate on our job, which is to win our game. “As for them (City), West Ham have some really talented players. If you can go to Tottenham and win 3-0 (which West Ham did in October), you can certainly go to Manchester City and win. “They’ve got the likes of (former Liverpool striker) Andy Carroll, and they have a good defensive record. “The expectancy is, without disrespecting anyone, that Man City will win. But it certainly won’t be easy for them, I’m sure. “West Ham will want to finish on a high, and they know they have the players that can cause problems.” Meanwhile, Rodgers has confirmed the ”framework” of a new contract between him and Liverpool is in place. The Northern Irishman is set to put pen to paper on a new deal once the Reds have completed the season. Asked to clarify the situation regarding his contract, Rodgers said: ”I’ve obviously been in discussions with the club and there is the framework of a deal that is in place. But I have always said it will be at the end of the season. “I want nothing to detract from what has been a great season for ourselves. Hopefully we will resolve it over the course of the off-season.” Rodgers was also asked about reports that have emerged this week linking Liverpool with Southampton and England midfielder Adam Lallana. The Reds manager suggested it was ”purely speculation”, but also gave an indication of his admiration for the 25-year-old. Rodgers said about the Lallana talk: ”I saw something on that on Thursday. I’m sure you can respect that I would never, ever mention about a player at another club. ”It is purely speculation. Adam is a terrific young talent, but for us, there is always speculation about top young players.” last_img read more

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South Korea football season postponed

first_imgSeoul: In the face of the growing coronavirus threat in the country, South Koreas K-league on Monday decided to postpone the start of the new football season. “The K-league has decided to temporarily postpone the start of the 2020 K-league season until the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak eases,” it said in a statement.“This is a measure to protect the health and safety of the citizens and our players with the highest priority against the outbreak of the COVID-19 which has entered a serious phase,” the K-league said after an emergency board meeting.South Korea reported its seventh coronavirus death and 161 new confirmed cases on Monday bringing the total number to 763, with health authorities vowing to contain the spread of the virus in the southwestern city of Daegu where more than half of the total cases were reported.Daegu, where 2.5 million people are asked to stay indoors, saw its confirmed cases jump by 131 to 457 on Monday morning, despite efforts to stem the spread of the virus, Yonhap News Agency quoted the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) as saying. IANSAlso Read: Wayne Rooney on target in 500th appearance in English league footballAlso Watch: CJM Court Kamrup Metro sent Former JNU student Sharjeel Imam to 4 day police custodylast_img read more

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Bayern with one hand on league title after 1-0 win at Dortmund

first_imgDORTMUND, Germany (Reuters) – Joshua Kimmich’s sweet first-half lob gave leaders Bayern Munich a 1-0 win at second-placed Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga on Tuesday to close in on the league title with a seven-point advantage over their rivals and six games left in the season.Kimmich sent a perfectly-weighted chip over stranded keeper Roman Buerki in the 43rd minute as the champions landed a big win, at an empty stadium that normally seats 80,000 fans, in their quest for a record-extending eighth straight league crown.Bayern, who have now won seven straight league matches, are on 64 points with Dortmund still on 57. RB Leipzig, who face Hertha Berlin on Wednesday, are third with 54.“I do not live in the future. The here and now is important,” said Bayern coach Hansi Flick. “We wanted to win today and take a big step forward. We did that. We were focused, decisive and courageous at times. I am satisfied with my team.”The Bundesliga restarted 10 days ago after a break of more than two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with games played without supporters to reduce the risk of infection.It all started well for hosts Dortmund with teenage sensation Erling Haaland almost scoring in the opening seconds as Bayern’s Jerome Boateng had to clear the ball off the line.The visitors found their footing and had their own effort cleared off the line when Lukasz Piszczek denied Serge Gnabry from five metres.In a fluid and entertaining first half Norway international Haaland should have done better when he was sent through in the 33rd minute with Alphonso Davies stealing the ball away.It was Kimmich’s delightful effort that settled the game when he superbly chipped the ball from the edge of the box over the keeper.Dortmund lost Haaland, who earlier had another effort deflected wide by Boateng’s elbow, to injury with 18 minutes left and Mo Dahoud tried his luck from outside the box but visiting keeper Manuel Neuer, on his 400th league appearance, managed to preserve his clean sheet.Team mate Robert Lewandowski hit the post in the 83rd for Bayern.“I think that now it is only up to Bayern to decide the title,” said Dortmund defender Mats Hummels.“We are seven points behind and can do nothing more than win our games. But we have to hope they slip up three times. We know how good they are.”last_img read more

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From Camp Randall to Iraq

first_imgWith his Wisconsin football career over, Jake Wood’s next choice was simple. The real estate/urban land economics and political science double major knew just where to look for a job: Iraq.”I have always wanted to serve in the military and do something for my country, so since we were still at war when I graduated, the choice was easy,” Wood said in an e-mail to The Badger Herald.Almost immediately after playing in his last game — Wisconsin’s 24-21 loss to Georgia in the 2005 Outback Bowl — Wood began his training for the Marine Corps, but he had made up his choice long before then.”It was in his family and his lifelong dream was to be a Marine,” former teammate Lyle Maiava said. “He talked about it ever since our freshman year. I’d go back home with him to Iowa, and he’d be showing me pictures of his grandfather in the Marines.”I always knew he was going to go into the military,” Maiava added. “I just didn’t think it’d be right after football. After that last bowl game, he went straight into his training and lost a lot of weight.”It didn’t hurt that after graduating with a business degree and a few internships, Wood finally realized that a suit and tie just wouldn’t cut it for him. He also realized that he was the perfect type of person to serve in the military with his family background, physical training as a 6-foot-6, 296-pound offensive lineman and just overall desire.”I just know that I have the physical and mental capacity to do it, and I knew I owed this country something for all the opportunities it had given me, such as being able to attend Wisconsin and play football,” Wood said.Although Wood has been in Iraq for five months now, Wisconsin football is still in his thoughts. He thinks about it in the bunkers, when he’s weight training and any other free time he has.When Wood is able to have Internet access, he keeps in touch with former teammates such as Maiava and checks how the Badgers are doing. He even tried to get off of work this past weekend to see where Joe Thomas, his old friend on UW’s offensive line, would be selected in the NFL Draft.”Apparently that didn’t fit in with our mission for the day,” Wood said.Wood’s best memory as a Badger: “Beating Ohio State’s ass my junior year (2003) at home in the rain when they were coming off their national championship. When the students rushed the field, it was unbelievable; it was the ultimate statement of Badger pride.”But Wood hasn’t had the opportunity to so much as even touch a pigskin while in service. In Iraq, there’s only one sport to play.”The sport of choice is called ‘stay alive,’ and that one never ends,” Wood said. “We have no time for anything organized. … We can’t even go outside our hootches without full gear and a rifle, [but] that’d be a hell of a game actually now that I think about it.”About the only thing athletically Wood is able to do is lift weights, and he’s been doing a lot of it. Wood introduced two of his co-workers to the weight-lifting program he was on at Wisconsin and now their goal is “to get freakin’ huge by the end of the deployment.”But while Wood keeps UW in his heart, it doesn’t distract him one bit while he’s on duty, even when work gets boring, which happens quite often.”The typical day is usually boring as hell,” Wood said. “We generally patrol for anywhere between six to 20 hours in a day. (In) 95 percent of the patrols, nothing is going to happen and you know it, but the second you let your guard down, that 5 percent inevitably happens, and it quickly dissolves into a nightmare.”Wood’s platoon has been fortunate: That 5 percent has rarely occurred, but the group has experienced it all.”We’ve been hit by improvised explosive devices (IEDs or booby traps), we’ve been ambushed by machine guns, hit by snipers, taken mortar fire,” Wood said. “But it’s not every day like the news makes it out.”Despite the catastrophes, Wood still stays on track with his mission. His job is to run counter-insurgency ops — that is, gather intelligence on area insurgents and act on it. In the end, Wood’s task is to safely continue in civil affairs with local Iraqis by building schools or getting water and power to people who haven’t had such resources in decades.While the possibility of missing the 2007 Wisconsin football season remains for the ex-Badger, his former teammates say Wood’s work in Iraq defines him more than anything else.”That’s Jake for you,” Maiava said. “He’s all about honoring the USA and patriotism. He looks forward to representing the country any way he can.”last_img read more

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All-Big East awards announced, 3 Syracuse players receive honors

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 11, 2013 at 2:03 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_iseman The Big East’s postseason awards have started to be distributed and several Syracuse players are receiving honors.Michael Carter-Williams tied with Providence’s Kadeem Batts for the Most Improved Player award.Carter-Williams was also named to the All-Big East Second Team. He’s averaging 12.5 points and 34.7 minutes per game. Carter-Williams also leads the conference with 7.6 assists per game, which is good for third in the nation. He’s also averaging 2.9 steals per game.Along with Carter-Williams, forward C.J. Fair was also named to the second team. Fair’s been Syracuse’s most consistent player all season, and leads the team with 14.5 points per game and 7.1 rebounds per game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGuard Brandon Triche was named to the All-Big East Third team, averaging 13.9 points per game.Big East coaches vote for the All-Big East teams, but cannot vote for their own players.Here are the full all-conference teams:All-Big East First TeamShabazz Napier, ConnecticutOtto Porter, GeorgetownGorgui Dieng, LouisvilleRuss Smith, LouisvilleJack Cooley, Notre DameBryce Cotton, ProvidenceAll-Big East Second TeamSean Kilpatrick, CincinnatiVander Blue, MarquetteJerian Grant, Notre DameMichael Carter-Williams, SyracuseC.J. Fair, SyracuseAll-Big East Third TeamMarkel Starks, GeorgetownPeyton Siva, LouisvilleTray Woodall, PittsburghBrandon Triche, SyracuseJayVaughn Pinkston, VillanovaBig East Honorable MentionDevante Gardner, MarquetteKadeem Batts, ProvidenceJaKarr Sampson, St. John’sFuquan Edwin, Seton HallBig East All-Rookie TeamOmar Calhoun, ConnecticutD’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, GeorgetownSteven Adams, PittsburghChris Obekpa, St. John’sJaKarr Sampson, St. John’sRyan Acridiacono, VillanovaBig East Defensive Player of the YearGorgui Dieng, LouisvilleBig East Most Improve PlayerMichael Carter-Williams, SyracuseKadeem Batts, ProvidenceBig East Sixth Man AwardDavante Gardner, MarquetteBig East Sportsmanship AwardJunior Cadougan, MarquetteThe league will announce the Big East Player of the Year, Big East Coach of the Year, Big East Rookie of the Year, and American Eagle Outfitters Big East Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award on Tuesday. Commentslast_img read more

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Offense answers call in 37-3 romp of Western Illinois

first_imgThere were a lot of questions heading into the second game of the season for the Wisconsin football team, but Tanner McEvoy answered them and cemented his starting role in the process.After a slow start offensively, McEvoy came into his own midway through the second quarter and provided the necessary spark the Badgers’ offense needed, leading them on three straight scoring drives on the way to a 37-3 victory over Western Illinois at Camp Randall.“It was great for us to deal with the adversity we had to deal with in the first quarter and really the whole first half,” head coach Gary Andersen said after the game. “Two weeks in a row now we’ve had some substantial adversity hit us right in the face. A lot of teams this time of year have faced zero adversity and we’ve faced it twice. We’ve looked it right in the eye.“There was no one placing blame. We kept on fighting. At halftime we all just challenged ourselves to execute and be tough. They did it.”UW (1-1 overall) scored its fastest points of the season to gain the early advantage with just a second having ticked off the clock to open the game, but the offense didn’t even score those points. The Leathernecks’ Kyle Hammonds muffed the opening kickoff in front of his own goal line and had possession of the ball before taking a knee in the end zone. The officials originally ruled the play a touchback but overturned the call in favor of a safety after a video review to give Wisconsin a 2-0 lead.Following the strange start, it took the Badgers the better part of two quarters to put more points on the board. McEvoy labored through the first quarter and completed just one of three passes for only eight yards. With Wisconsin struggling in the passing department, Western Illinois clogged the box with up to 10 players at times, daring Wisconsin to go to the air.However, with McEvoy’s early struggles, UW chose to stay with the running game but to no avail, resulting in three punts, an interception and a turnover on downs in the first four possessions.Not all of the blame in the early going fell on the backfield, as right tackle Rob Havenstein commented after the game.“No matter how many guys they put in the box – 10, 11, 13, 27 – it doesn’t matter. We still got to get that run game going. That’s squarely on the shoulders of us, the offensive line. We got to get that going. Melvin [Gordon], Corey [Clement] and all those guys can only do so much. We got to help them out anyway we can,” Havenstein said.But as the game progressed in the second quarter, the passing game finally began to get some traction. With Wisconsin pinned deep in it’s own territory, McEvoy orchestrated the first substantial drive of the game starting with 13:31 to go in the second quarter and the ball on the 3-yard line. Although the drive didn’t yield any points after the Badgers turned the ball over on downs, McEvoy got into a groove that he stayed in for the rest of the game.  The possession lasted 17 plays and ate up 8:22, during which McEvoy completed eight throws for 80 of the drive’s 90 total yards. Three of those throws were third down conversions which came on completions of 13, 22 and 14 yards.“There was nothing said. There was no magic fairy dust sprinkled on him,” Andersen said of the change in McEvoy’s play, beginning in that drive. “He started to execute. He started to run the offense well and he started to play the way we thought he could when we recruited him.”After wide receiver Reggie Love dropped a ball halfway through that fourth drive, McEvoy went on to complete his final six passes, and continued his string of completions on the next possession. Following a three-and-out by Western Illinois, McEvoy charged the Badgers down the field in just three plays to get what proved to be the game-winning score. He started the drive with his longest pass of the afternoon, a 37-yard connection with tight end Sam Arneson to put Wisconsin at the Leathernecks’ 17-yard line. McEvoy then made back-to-back plays with his legs with a scramble for 10 yards and an option-read for seven to get into the endzone.As McEvoy explained, he wasn’t the only one in charge in the change of fortune for the offense.“They were putting us in a position to have to pass the ball,” McEvoy said. “We started to get into a little bit of a rhythm. We had some great catches from some receivers and the pass protection was there. We executed, we answered and that’s what you have to do.”Western Illinois got a field goal at the end of the first half to cut the lead to 9-3, but McEvoy and the offense picked up right where they had left off and scored two more times to go up 23-3 to start the third quarter. The first scoring drive lasted 10 plays as McEvoy led UW 75 yards for a touchdown, while the second was a quick strike, three-play 57-yard drive.McEvoy finished with 283 yards passing along with a team-high 55 yards on the ground.That proved to be more than enough, as the defense held the Leathernecks’ to just 54 yards rushing. The only serious threat posed by Western Illinois was in the second quarter when UW led 2-0, but safety Michael Caputo picked off Trenton Norvell in the redzone to preserve Wisconsin’s lead.“We got a lot of young guys out there and it was a learning curve for us,” Havenstein said. “Winning just doesn’t happen. It’s going to be a fight every single game. You can’t just show up and someone’s going to give you the W.”last_img read more

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Munster record big win at Thomond

first_imgTries from Ronan O’Mahony, CJ Stander, Conor Murray, two from Simon Zebo – who is now the province’s leading try scorer – and two penalty tries helped them into fourth place in the Pro12 table.The win was the biggest Munster have ever in the league.And they are still ahead of Ulster in the table as Les Kiss’s side let an 8-point lead slip at Scotstoun to lose 27-17 against Glasgow. Stuart McCloskey and Iain Henderson had helped them into a 17-9 lead, but Tommy Seymour and Stuart Hogg scored a try each in the space of 3 minutes to turn the game on its head.last_img

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