Monday was the start of National School Lunch week and there was something to celebrate at Summit Street School in Essex Junction – a new milk contract that will provide 135 Vermont schools with milk that supports the health of our children, local farms and the environment.The Agency of Agriculture joined Vermont FEED, the Vermont Food Service Directors association to announce a new contract with Garelick Farms, based in Franklin, MA, that will provide schools with the choices they’ve been looking for, milk that comes from Vermont farms in 8 or 10 ounce recyclable plastic bottles and a chocolate milk formula with no high fructose corn syrup.”The sugar content of flavored milk can be a concern but this formula from Garelick farms, takes out the high fructose corn syrup and reduces the overall sugar content. They’ve also made sure kids still like it, and will drink it. It’s a good way to get more milk and more nutrients into our kids,” said Diane Bothfeld, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture.The Vermont Food Service Directors Association (FDA) represents 135 schools in Vermont and has worked for nine years to find a milk supplier that would meet their requirements.”Due to the ability of the Food Service Directors Association to negotiate a competitive bid process and to distribute through our local food distributor we were able to bring Garelick into the picture in Vermont where it did not exist before,” said Bob Clifford, Food Service Director for Chittenden Central Supervisory Union and Co-Director of FDA.The new milk deal also provides greater support for our Vermont dairy farmers. Last year school milk contained about 40 percent Vermont milk, now 85 to 90 percent of the school milk comes from Vermont farms. The switch to Vermont milk is representative of the growing Farm to School efforts around the state. Abbie Nelson, Director of Vermont FEED (Food Education Every Day) said, ‘More and more of the food in the 52,000 lunches served at Vermont schools every day comes from Vermont.’Deputy Secretary Bothfeld addressed third graders at Summit Street school about the importance of supporting local farmers and being healthy. ‘And you know what is really important, that when the milk tastes good and it is the right size, you drink more and I like that because I work with dairy farmers in Vermont and every time you guys drink more milk, they get sales and everyone does real well.”The new contract also allows schools to switch from non-recyclable wax coated cardboard containers to the recyclable plastic. “Recycling is good because if you just threw stuff away all the time it would take up the whole entire world,” said Oliver MacGillivary, a Summit Street student.It seems this switch is a win all around, thanks to the efforts of the Food Service Directors Association.Source: Vermont Agency of Agriculture
As we get closer and closer to the new year (time is flying by!) we thought now would be the perfect time to review 3 concepts that should be integrated into your content marketing to optimize your content in 2015.Create Content that Can Adapt How often is your mobile device by your side? Actually, we should ask you when is your mobile device NOT near your side? With 65% of all email getting opened on a mobile device first (Venture Beat), it is important that your content is easy to digest and share on these smaller screens.Just as important as being mobile friendly, your content also needs to be versatile. As more and more credit unions increase their online presence, maximize yours with content that can have a number of flexible uses. Once you have written or curated a piece of content, plan ahead and brainstorm all the ways that one piece of content can be reused and reformatted. Not only will this help your marketing team remain consistent, it will also create a sustainable content marketing strategy. Breaking your content down and sharing it as smaller, sometimes more tangible pieces of information, will also provide an understanding of what information is truly resonating with your audience. Use this data to drive the direction of your content marketing strategy.Think Beyond KeywordsWe have stressed the importance of quality content before, like here and here. Interesting, informative and engaging content increases your chances of being found and ranked well by search engines like Google. When creating content that is Google friendly, think beyond keywords and back to what inspired Hummingbird and Panda to occur: conversational search.To get found and discovered by search engines and your customers, know what phrases your customers are using when talking about their financial issues or when asking questions about the services you provide. Integrate those phrases into your content marketing strategy as blog article titles and content for social media as a way to build engagement and drive traffic to your website.Improve Customer Service with Social MediaYou cannot ignore the presence social media has in your customer’s lives. While a conversation on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn will never replace being able to communicate with your customer in person, social media plays a large role in how your customers find and share information. As Forbes explained in their article, ‘ 7 Reasons You Need to Be Using Social Media As Your Customer Service Portal’, “communication is immediate and transparent” on social media. These benefits are invaluable to the success of your content marketing strategy. Leverage your content as a customer service tool and take advantage of the opportunities that social media brings. 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jeff Mesnik Jeff Mesnik is the President of ContentMX and has worked in content marketing and with financial firms for over 10 years, helping everyone from MassMutual to Arizona Federal Credit Union … Web: www.Contentmx.com Details
ELVIS Valcarcel, assistant coach for Player Development for the New Orleans Pelicans, will headline the US Embassy’s athletes’ clinic with student players, which will also feature Agnus Berenato, women’s head coach at Kennesaw State University.The clinic, which will bounce off today and concludes tomorrow, will engage basketball players from Linden, Berbice and Georgetown. They will be educated on training regimens and techniques, physical fitness and nutrition.The U.S. Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission, Terry Steers-Gonzalez, will address the participants of the clinic, and Director of Sport Christopher Jones is scheduled to deliver remarks at the opening of the event at 10:00hrs.
By John BurtonSHREWSBURY – The state Department of Environmental Protection is calling on area mayors and community groups to help stem the tide of contaminates in the Navesink River.With recent studies conducted by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that indicate higher levels of contamination from bacterial matter, state environmental officials believe local government and community groups can play an important role in informing the public and curtailing the problem.“Water quality’s degrading on the upper portions of the Navesink,” warned Bob Schuster, chief of the DEP’s Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring, with researchers finding elevated levels of fecal coliform contamination. Based upon analysis of the data collected in the DEP studies, state officials have suspended any shellfish harvesting from 565.7 acres of the river area, downgrading it from restricted to prohibited in 2015, according to Schuster.Schuster, who was joined by DEP Assistant Commissioner Daniel M. Kennedy, made these observations to the Two River Council of Mayors which conducted a special summer meeting on Thursday Aug. 4, attended by environmental groups and others.DEP studies revealed higher levels of fecal coliform (CFU) in certain areas of the river, such as in Red Bank’s Oyster Point, and off of Maple and Chapin avenues. Researchers found high levels of domestic animal and wildlife signature as well as human signature contamination. In Middletown, in the area of Marion Lake and McClees Creek, there were higher levels of domestic and wildlife signature discharge.Along with that, Schuster explained after a rain event, the bacteria level readings were usually considerably higher.Around McClees Creek, Monmouth County inspectors looked at the site and found horse stall muckings and horse manure dumped on the water’s edge; those inspectors, Schuster said, found a horse farm in the immediate area, with state and county inspectors telling the farm owners they had to clean up the area and dispose of the animal waste in an approved manner.With the situation, Schuster advised the mayors and others “There are things that can be done.”Anthony V. CosentinoThe DEP will continue to monitor the situation and search for the source point pollution and are willing to work with local government, environmental and community groups. “We’re here to help going forward,” Schuster said.On the local level, state officials said, officials could help get the word out to the public about the situation. It would be helpful to stress to the public about cleaning up after dogs and other pets, and to be conscious of other sources of pollution that can easily make its way into storm drains and eventually water ways, Schuster pointed out.“There are things that can be done from a land use, planning perspective,” Kennedy added, with local government reviewing its requirements for impervious surfaces and storm water management for land development projects coming before local planning boards and zoning boards of adjustment.“There’s no one size fits all solution here, no magic bullet,” Kennedy acknowledged, but adding there are incremental steps that will improve the situation.“The main thing is no blame game here,” said Cindy Zipf, executive director of the environmental group Clean Ocean Action, stressing that pointing fingers at possible culprits is not the answer. “Just find it and fix it.”Fair Haven Mayor Benjamin Lucarelli said the recently reformed Navesink River Municipalities Committee will play and an important role in educating the public.“I think a lot of this is common sense stuff. I think a lot of this is awareness,” said committee chairman Brian Rice, agreeing his committee will cooperate on education. “I think we can do a lot.”“The bottom line is,” Lucarelli pointed out, “if we get the source” and correct it, “the river can clean itself.”“There shouldn’t be a panic,” concerning using the water way for recreation, including fishing, Schuster stressed. And now the plan is to work with the local groups, he added.The Two River Council of Mayors will take up the issue at its regular September meeting and formulate a plan for moving forward, said Shrewsbury Mayor Donald Burden, who chairs the council.The Two River Council of Mayors is an informal group of elected officials representing 12 communities who meet monthly much of the year to discuss issues relevant to the region.
Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom “I think even if we didn’t make the Final Four or finals UP’s still a go-to for freshmen because UP’s still the State University in terms of quality education,” said Dario. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college UP standout Paul Desiderio applies for 2018 PBA Rookie Draft Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nevertheless, the Fighting Maroons are leaving UP as part of history after finishing as the year’s runners-up behind champion Ateneo in Season 81.And those four players, who were wide-eyed youngsters during UP’s dark days, are now the hardened veterans who have been through hell and back.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“We are just really grateful because we’ve reached a whole new another level because we started always on the losing end, we’re always teased that we’re always losing, and we’ve reached this far,” said Lim after UP’s 99-81 loss in Game 2 Wednesday. “You can’t write a better story than that.”The Fighting Maroons had a steady climb throughout from Seasons 77 to 80 continuously improving their win-loss records every year. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—The most successful batch in University of the Philippines’ basketball history in 32 years was also part of its darker days.Gelo Vito, Diego Dario, and Jarrell Lim all became Fighting Maroons in Season 77, where they finished with a miserable 1-13 record. Captain Paul Desiderio, meanwhile, was part of the Season 76 squad that went an historic 0-14.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia MOST READ LATEST STORIES After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum UP narrowly missed the Final Four in 2017 when it took a 6-8 record as the no.5 team.Vito said this steady climb to relevance is all part to UP head coach Bo Perasol’s leadership.“Coach Bo really pushed us to have a mindset that you have to act like winners and practice like winners and we’re thankful that he brought that culture to UP because if it wasn’t for him we wouldn’t be here,” said Vito.Dario added their finals stint was bigger than basketball and that UP will always remain a destination for aspiring Fighting Maroons for solely its education.UP is the country’s premier state university and is often ranked as the best performing school in terms of academics.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Guyana’s top drivers and riders will have a chance to test their machines ahead of the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club’s (GMR&SC) ‘Ignite’.The club has announced an official event just two weeks away, and it is expected to give drivers and riders a chance to iron out the kinks in their machines.According to a statement from the club, the event is expected to offer drivers and riders a chance to test their machines in a race-like environment ahead of the final round of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championships.The statement continued, “We have also set the admission as free for those who want to come and have a look. We are always trying to attract new spectators, and we feel this is one way of doing that.”Among the local competitors are Mark Vieira, defending Group Four champion Andrew King, Danny Persaud, Rupee Shewjattan, Rameez Mohamed, Chet Singh, Shiraz Roshandin, Matthew Vieira, Raviero Tucker, Team Mohamed’s (Superbike champions), Kevin Deodass, Anand Ramchand and Adrian Fernandes.The entities pledging support to the event include GBTI, B.M. Soat, Noble House Seafood, Stag Beer, Air Services Limited, Guyoil, Palm Court, Hand-in-Hand, Ramada Hotel, Survival Supermarket, Club 704, Sheriff Security, EC Investments, Prem’s Electrical, Nexus Machinery, Mohamed’s Enterprise, Choke Gas Station, Japarts, R. Kissoon Contracting, E Networks, Miracle Opticle, Bikers’ Bar, Samaroo Investments, Innovations America, Superbet, Agriparts and KGM Security Service.The club is expected to launch the event within days, with just over a month remaining until the event.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “As they were flying overhead and coordinating units to respond, the Nissan Altima caught on fire, and some passers-by stopped and were able to put it out with fire extinguishers,” Lovvik said. “The two people in the (Altima) were trapped, and passers-by were able to pull them to safety.” A blood sample was taken from Ramirez to determine whether he had been drinking and driving, deputies said. Inside the Avalon were Gutierrez, a woman and the three boys, 4, 6 and 9. The relationship of the five was not clear, but Gutierrez, the woman and two of the boys have the same last name, fire officials said. The passenger in Ramirez’s car was a 28-year-old man. The three boys were taken by helicopter to Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center. They were accompanied by the woman, whose injuries were minor, fire Capt. James Lewis said. Gutierrez, who suffered minor injuries, was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital, where he was treated and released, hospital officials said. Ramirez and the passenger in his car were flown by helicopter to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Seven people were injured, two men and three young boys critically, when a car ran a red light and collided head-on with another car on Pearblossom Highway at 25th Street East. The collision occurred shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday when a 2005 Nissan Altima driven by Benjamin Ramirez, 24, of Sylmar went through a red light and crashed into a 2001 Toyota Avalon driven by 33-year-old Juan Gutierrez of Palmdale, who was just starting to make a left turn onto 25th Street East, sheriff’s deputies said. “If this had been a broadside accident, there would have been several people dead,” Deputy Dale Lovvik said. “The Avalon had barely started the turn. When they connected, it was front to front. There’s 3 feet of crash on the front of a car. Side doors don’t have 3 feet to give.” The collision was first spotted by deputies in a Sheriff’s Department helicopter that was flying over Palmdale, Lovvik said.
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MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ She played in two other Wimbledon singles finals, losing to Steffi Graf in 1993 and to Martina Hingis in 1997.Novotna also won four Wimbledon doubles titles with compatriot Helena Sukova in 1989 and 1990, with Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario in 1995 and with Hingis in 1998.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWearing her distinctive headband, she won doubles titles at all four Grand Slam tournaments.Born on October 2, 1968, Novotna won a total of 24 singles tournaments and 76 doubles tournaments in her career that spanned from 1987 to 1999. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:15Zimbabwe ex-president Robert Mugabe dies aged 9502:11CJ Peralta assures fair decision on Marcos poll protest vs Robredo01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA This file photo taken on July 4, 1998 shows Czech Republic’s Jana Novotna enjoying her championship trophy after winning the final of the women’s singles at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.Novotna has died at the age of 49 after suffering from cancer, the WTA said on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PASCAL PAVANIFormer Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died at the age of 49 after suffering from cancer, the WTA said on Monday.Novotna, who won the Wimbledon title in 1998 when she defeated France’s Nathalie Tauziat in the final, died on Sunday in her native Czech Republic surrounded by her family, a WTA statement said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lonzo Ball’s triple-double sends Lakers past Denver Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa She also won the Fed Cup with the former Czechoslovakia in 1988.