Morrisons has revealed it achieved record customers numbers over Christmas this year, as it posted a pre-close trading update for the financial year to 29 January 2012.The supermarket announced total sales (excluding fuel) were up 2.9% for the six weeks to 1 January, with like-for-like sales up 0.7% (excluding fuel). An extra 800,000 customers come through its doors per week during the period, it added.The firm said that in a challenging Christmas period for the consumer, Morrisons delivered sales growth in line with the market.
Tesco-backed coffee shop chain, Harris + Hoole, will reportedly close six stores around the UK.One of the closures will be in a concession Tesco store in Highbury, London.Philip Clarke, chief executive of Tesco, bought a minority stake in the Harris + Hoole business last year, in a bid to attract shoppers to the supermarket.The coffee company claims it still has the support of Tesco, and told The Telegraph that the closures did not indicate a weakness in performance.Nick Tolley, co-founder of Harris + Hoole, told the paper: “Harris + Hoole is a fast-growing business. We have six more stores scheduled to open this year and the vast majority of our stores continue to perform strongly.“However, like any business which has grown rapidly, some locations have performed better than others, so it makes sense for us to review those locations which have done less well, or where the lease is coming to an end.”Harris + Hoole has over 40 locations in the UK, with a mix of high street stores and Tesco concessions.Despite the closures, Tolley also outlined plans to expand by opening more stores on the high street and in the supermarket giant.He said: “This review of our business was led by Harris + Hoole and we continue to have the full support of Tesco. Harris + Hoole is a start-up business still in its infancy – it was never our expectation to deliver a return from day one and many of our shops are still very new.“It’s clear that our customers love the coffee, service and experience we offer, and this will be the bedrock of our future performance. Our working relationship with Tesco remains as strong as ever and we are looking forward to upcoming openings within Tesco stores later this year, as well as our planned standalone openings.”A Tesco spokesperson said: “We continue to work successfully with Harris+Hoole. Feedback from customers in stores with Harris+Hoole coffee shops has been really positive and we look forward to more shops opening in the future.”Clarke’s attempt to turn Tesco around has had a varied effect, and Dave Lewis is to replace him in the role of chief executive in October this year.
Singer and songwriter George Strait will perform at Notre Dame Stadium on Aug. 15, the University announced in a press release Friday.Though the artist — whom the release referred to as the “King of Country” — no longer tours, he occasionally performs in certain cities. Recently, Strait played in Wichita and Kansas City.The release said Strait is a highly decorated artist.“With an unmatched 60 singles hitting the top of the charts — more than any other artist in any genre — during the span of his 30-plus-year career, Strait has collected 33 platinum- or multi-platinum-selling albums, more than any country artist and ranking third across all genres behind The Beatles and Elvis Presley,” the release said.According to the release, Strait has sold close to 70 million albums and won upwards of 60 “major” awards. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006.Tickets will be available March 6 at 10 a.m. via ticketmaster.com.Tags: Country Music, George Strait, Notre Dame Stadium
University of Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves has probably spent more time than he would like to recall tinkering with his lineup card.But it appears the Badgers are that much closer to solving the mystery of what line each player should be on after last weekend’s series with Alaska-Anchorage. The strange part is, the potential new top line makes so much sense that it’s a mystery how they weren’t playing together sooner as an even-strength line.Seniors Ross Carlson and Jake Dowell have been stalwarts on the power play, with freshman Michael Davies and sophomore Jack Skille playing into the mix. Davies got his chance last week in practice, and against UAA to play with whom he calls “probably the two best forwards on the team,” and didn’t disappoint.Davies had his first two-goal game since the season opener, and Carlson and Dowell each chipped in two points Friday night as the new-look second line helped Wisconsin burst out of an offensive slump.In practice Monday, those three were practicing together on a line again, and could see themselves ascending to the top line’s spot.”We clicked right from the start,” Davies said. “The chemistry was just there this weekend, and hopefully we can keep that going as long as we can.”After a frustrating winless weekend at Colorado College two weekends ago, Eaves asked Dowell what he thought of making the power play line an even-strength line as well.”Coach just wanted to shake things up,” Dowell said. “He asked us what we thought about it when we met with him for lunch on Monday with the captains. He said he wanted to shake things up, and it seems to work.”This line appears to be as balanced as any line Wisconsin is going to get, for a couple reasons. Past statistics suggest a good mix among these three: Dowell the goal scorer has 15 goals and six assists this season, Davies has been consistent with eight goals and nine helpers, and Carlson, while struggling for goals this year, has still done his part within the offense with five scores and 12 assists.But numbers don’t tell the whole story. Carlson and Davies are talented skaters and puck handlers, and tend to succeed away from the net. Dowell, on the other hand, is Wisconsin’s best inside player, gifted at setting screens and clearing space for Carlson and Davies to move around.”He’s a value just to get in front of the net,” Carlson said of Dowell. “He just brings that physical aspect, he’ll take cross-checks, he’ll throw his weight around, he’ll get the pucks in the corners when there’s rebounds. It’s one of those things, both 5-on-5 and on the power play.”Leading 2-0 going into the third period Saturday, this line showed why it could potentially work so well for Wisconsin. Freshman defenseman Jamie McBain scored his third goal of the season 3:52 into the final period for an insurance 3-0 lead.Though the power play unit had previously gone 1-for-14 on the weekend, it only took UW nine seconds to capitalize on this opportunity. Davies and Carlson got assists on the play, while Dowell set a valuable screen, occupying two defensemen and allowing McBain to gain the open look.”We feel pretty good about the power play right now. We work on it in practice; we kind of try to adjust to what the team’s doing,” McBain said. “We feel for the most part we’re generating a lot of energy through the power play.”The numbers, admittedly, aren’t anything to write home about. The Badgers have just a 15.3 percent conversion rate with the man advantage, near the bottom of the WCHA.But if you ask the Badgers, the statistics mean just that — a number. In fact, since Wisconsin has shown a propensity to score goals just moments after a power play opportunity expires, Carlson said the unit knows what it has done this year, regardless of what the numbers say.”A goal’s a goal, no matter what,” Carlson said. “It’s nice for the team to know that we got credit for the power play goal, but if they get out of the box and then we score, it’s not a big deal as long as we get that goal.”The fact that Carlson, Dowell and Davies have played together on the power play could lead to more success to the line as a five-on-five unit, and Dowell said the benefits will go both ways once they play more hockey together in both situations.”When you play some power play and have some success on the power play, you build some chemistry,” Dowell said. “That way, we’re feeling good offensively when we get back out there five on five, so we’re gelling instead of all being split up and out of sync.”We could go an entire period without playing a regular shift with your line, so it helps to have that defined group.”Is this line ready to put an end to Eaves’ nightly shuffling of the lineup?”It could,” Eaves said. “One would hope that would happen because they’re on the ice together and you would hope that the chemistry is such that it becomes an automatic type of thing.”
After losing to Pepperdine 2-1 on Sept. 21 — their first loss of the season — the Women of Troy entered Saturday’s first-round NCAA tournament game eager to exact revenge and upset the No. 4-seeded Waves (15-2-4, 6-1-2 WCC). Despite being outshot 8-4 in the first half, USC (12-6-3, 6-5 Pac-12) drew first blood in the 44th minute after freshman midfielder Nicole Molen headed a corner kick from junior midfielder Jamie Fink past Pepperdine goalie Hannah Seabert.Run of the Mills · Sophomore defender Kayla Mills was a key contributor for USC this season, starting 19 matches and scoring two goals. The West Covina, California, native also received All-Pac-12 First Team honors. – Mariya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanThe intensity picked up in the second half as the Waves made a push to equalize. It seemed as though the Women of Troy’s defense might hold the lead until the 70th minute, when standout Pepperdine forward Lynn Williams fired a shot from just outside the box that looked as though it might sneak inside the left goalpost. USC senior goalkeeper Caroline Stanley dived and was able to block the shot, but the ball deflected off her hands and into the penalty box. Pepperdine forward Kristen Rodriguez was the closest player to the loose ball, and was able to put it into the back of the net.Both teams had excellent chances to take the lead in the remaining minutes, but neither could capitalize. The 1-1 score remained unchanged through two overtime periods as Stanley and the USC defensive line were able to weather eight Waves’ shot attempts. The Women of Troy had two shots of their own, including a healthy scoring opportunity for junior forward/midfielder Tamara Mejia, who broke free in the box on an diagonal run toward the right side of the goal in the second OT period but was unable to angle her shot past Seabert.With the tie intact after both 10-minute overtime periods, the two teams began a sudden death penalty kick shootout. Home-team Pepperdine fired the first shot when midfielder Rylee Baisden lined up first for the Waves, but her PK was stuffed by Stanley. It seemed as though the Women of Troy were poised to stage an upset.In USC’s ensuing PK, however, Fink was unable to sneak her shot into the left corner of the net. The two teams then traded PK scores, as USC sophomore defenders Mandy Freeman and Kayla Mills matched their Pepperdine counterparts with goals of their own.Unfortunately, the tide turned in the Waves’ favor during the fourth set of PK’s, when Williams scored for Pepperdine. USC junior forward Katie Johnson hoped to equalize, but Seabert dived to her left to save the goal. With a 3-2 lead and one set of kicks remaining, Pepperdine defender Courtney Assumma perfectly placed her shot into the corner of the net, sealing the victory for the Waves and ending the Women of Troy’s season.The heartbreaking early playoff exit leaves a bitter aftertaste to what was a relatively successful season for USC. With Saturday’s loss, the team’s overall winning percentage dropped to .571, a respectable mark for a team that had just four seniors on the roster and was under the guidance of a brand new coaching staff, led by Keidane McAlpine, 2013’s Pac-12 Coach of the Year at Washington State.The team started the season at a blistering pace, with victories in six of their first eight games. That stretch included a 2-1 victory over then-No. 9 Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, and saw the Women of Troy climb to a No. 14 national ranking, their highest rank since they were ranked No. 12 overall in the second week of the 2009 season. Their first loss of the season also marked the end of the non-conference schedule.Unfortunately, the team struggled during the first half of the Pac-12 slate, losing four of their first six games. Following this stretch, however, and with their playoff hopes fading, the Women of Troy rallied to win four consecutive road matchups, including two overtime thrillers at Oregon (1-0, 2OT) and Oregon State (2-1, OT), followed by victories over then-No. 17 Washington (2-1) and then-No. 22 Washington State (1-0).In the final game of the season, the Women of Troy hosted crosstown rival and No. 1 overall UCLA at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. More than 10,000 fans poured into the stadium to watch the game, setting a new NCAA record for attendance in a regular season game. The Women of Troy fell 2-0 at the feet of the Bruins but did manage to keep the game scoreless until the 79th minute.Since day one, the team had the goal of making it to the postseason. They accomplished this objective, and though they were bounced from the playoffs earlier than they had hoped, they can reflect on the campaign with a feeling of pride for achieving their season-long aspiration. USC’s selection for postseason play marked the first NCAA tournament appearance for the program since 2010 under former head coach Ali Khosroshahin. Khosroshahin led USC to its only NCAA title in his first year as head coach in 2007, but struggled in more recent years before being replaced by McAlpine last winter.Not only was the season successful from a team standpoint, but it also featured a variety of individual successes. Mills, who played forward, midfield and defense this season, was selected to the All-Pac-12 First Team. Fink, who racked up six goals and six assists, received all-Pac-12 Honorable Mention for the second season in a row. Freshman forward Sydney Sladek earned a selection to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team with two goals and four assists.There were plenty of other notable individual awards as well: Junior midfielder Reilly Parker and junior forward Katie Johnson were honored with Pac-12 Player of the Week awards during the season. Freeman was selected to a Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week, and junior defender Whitney Pitalo won a Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week award, the first USC player to win the award since it was created in 2012.Stanley won Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week two times, becoming the first USC goalie to win a weekly award since 2009. Finally, senior forward Alex Quincey, who led the team with 10 goals — including four game-winners — finished tied for fifth in the conference in goals scored and became the first USC player to score double-digit goals in a season since Olympian and Team USA member Amy Rodriguez scored 10 during the team’s 2007 NCAA Championship season.With the season now completed, the Women of Troy will say a heartfelt goodbye to the four seniors who led them this season: defender Heather Davis and forward Jessica Musmanno, as well as Quincey and Stanley. The latter pair addressed the bittersweet ends of their collegiate careers.“Playing for USC has been like a dream come true,” Musmanno said. “I’m from New Jersey and never thought I would come out to California to play soccer. Getting to play soccer in paradise with some of my best friends has made my four years worth it.”Stanley echoed Musmanno’s appreciation.“This school has given me more opportunities than I ever could have dreamed of,” Stanley said. “I played high school soccer in the middle of Missouri. I never thought I would end up out here on the West Coast playing soccer at a school like USC, and I feel so blessed to have been given this opportunity. It has been a blast … a real freakin’ blast.”After reflecting on Saturday’s loss, the Women of Troy will turn their sights toward next season, when the team will look to take the next step toward winning an NCAA Championship. Having played a season under McAlpine already and with a large number of returning players, the program is poised to rise. That, in and of itself, is satisfactory, says Stanley, who was adamant all season long that she wanted to end her senior season with the program in a better place than when the year began.“The new coaching staff, the new girls and the returning girls have all put their heart and soul into rebuilding this program,” Stanley said. “We have the university’s support, and that is really important for girls around the entire country to see. USC women’s soccer is on the rise. A new era is beginning here. That’s what I am most proud of.”
Linebacker Mike Taylor is currently second on the team in tackles with 57 this year. MSU running backs Le’Veon Bell and Edwin Baker will demand that number to increase.[/media-credit]It’s not too common of a thing in sports for both teams in an upcoming match to have grounds for a grudge against the other. Usually it’s just one team that gets rebuffed while the other holds the bragging rights until next time.But between Wisconsin (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) football team and Michigan State (5-1, 2-0), the matter is a little more complicated.For Wisconsin, ranked No. 6 in the BCS standings, it’s a painful memory of a 34-24 loss at Spartan Stadium in last October’s Big Ten opener, which put a bruise on an otherwise euphoric regular season.In the hours that followed last Saturday’s 59-7 win over Indiana, Wisconsin running back Montee Ball said the Badgers hope to compensate for last year’s loss.“We feel like we owe them from last year, and we do owe them,” Ball said. “We’ll make sure that we practice extremely hard and go in there confident.”Meanwhile, for No. 16 Michigan State, it’s the frustrating fact that despite beating Wisconsin and tying them for the Big Ten crown, it was the Badgers who were invited to the Rose Bowl, while the Spartans were relegated to the Citrus Bowl.And in the hours that followed his team’s 28-14 victory over rival Michigan last Saturday, Spartan safety Isaiah Lewis made it clear how determined he and the rest of the MSU defense is, saying they’re going to “hurt” UW quarterback Russell Wilson.And now both teams will get another chance to settle the matter.For nearly a decade, home field advantage has seemingly proven to be quite a difference-maker between the two teams. Neither team has tasted victory on the other’s turf since Wisconsin did so in 2002. Since then, the University of Wisconsin is 0-3 at Spartan Stadium.For the second straight year, though, the Badgers will make the trip to East Lansing. But that prior experience may give them a lift this time, according to UW center Peter Konz.“It was tough last year; we didn’t know what to expect,” he said. “[I had] never been [at Spartan Stadium] – a lot of guys, it was their first time. So I think it was a blessing to have gone there and experienced what we’ve experienced because this year we’re going into another hostile environment.”“It’s going to be nighttime this time; teams are higher ranked. It’s going to help us, what we faced last year, to get mentally prepared coming into this game.”In East Lansing, the Badgers won’t find just an unfriendly atmosphere where wins are hard to come by, but they’ll also face perhaps the nation’s best defense as well.After six games, the Spartan defense has all sorts of gaudy numbers to affirm its dominance. For those keeping count, MSU is first in defensive passing efficiency (84.35), first in pass defense (119.17 yards per game), second in total defense (186 per game), third in rush defense (67 per game), fourth in scoring defense (10.83 points per game) and eighth in sacks (3.5 per game).But what’s made bigger news as of late for the Spartans defense is unnecessary roughness penalties (six came last week) and post-game quotes like the one from Lewis.The Spartans are 13th in the nation in penalties per game with 7.67, and on Thursday the Big Ten handed down a one-game suspension to defensive end William Gholston for “violating the Big Ten Sportsmanlike Conduct Agreement” against Michigan last week, ruling him out for Saturday’s game against UW.Gholston was seen on camera twisting the helmet of one Wolverine player and, later, punching another in the helmet.The intimidating nature of the Spartan defense is something UW head coach Bret Bielema attempted to simulate in this week’s preparation.“We kind of embrace it,” Bielema said. “We don’t run from it, so I give my offensive scout, or my defensive scout teams the liberty to say whatever they want and push [starters] within reason.”The message: Stay cool.“You got to be smart about it. You got to recognize that this is almost like a gameplan type-thing,” Konz said. “That’s part of our preparation because we know that’s part of who they are and that’s part of their defense.”On the other end of the ball, Michigan State brings one of the Big Ten’s best quarterbacks in senior Kirk Cousins, who’s third in league in passing yards with 219.5 per game and fourth in efficiency rating at 140.5.Similar to his counterpart, Wilson, Cousins is flanked by a stable of capable running backs, most notably sophomore Le’Veon Bell, standing at 6-foot-2, 237 pounds, and Edwin Baker at 5-foot-9, 210 pounds. The two are both hitting an average of just under five yards a carry and are combining for 117.8 a game.“Baker, he’s the smaller and quicker one, but they each got speed,” linebacker Mike Taylor said, who is second on the Badgers with 57 tackles. “Bell is almost 240 pounds; you got to tackle him really fundamentally. You got to play them both tough.”
Published on November 10, 2018 at 7:50 pm Contact Adam: [email protected] | @_adamhillman With around thirty seconds remaining in the Class B state quarterfinal, Skaneateles head coach Joe Sindoni stood by the referee and tapped his shoulders twice, calling his final timeout. The Lakers trailed by five points and Skaneateles senior quarterback Pat Hackler trotted over to Sindoni. Before Sindoni could open his mouth, Hackler demanded that the ball be in his hands.“When you got a kid like that and he’s done so much for you, when he says ‘I got it,’ you believe that he’s got it,” Sindoni said.On fourth down and three, Hackler scrambled left and high stepped past the first down line to the three-yard line.Two plays later, as the clock ticked under five seconds, Hackler glanced to the clock behind him, seeing it drop below two seconds. He snapped the ball and followed his right guard, past the arm tackle of a Chenango Forks defensive tackle and across the white goal line at Cicero-North Syracuse stadium. Sindoni put his hands on his head with his mouth gaped open, an assistant coach threw off his headset and sprinted towards the stands, and senior Areh Boni laid chest first on the five-yard line. “That’s an old play we used to run. We don’t really have that in our playbook anymore,” Hackler said. “We ran up and were tough.”Halfway through the fourth quarter, Chenango Forks was dominating the line of scrimmage, leading the Lakers by 12 points, 26-14. The trio of Blue Devil running backs: senior Jeremiah Allen, senior Matt McDonald, and sophomore Lucas Scott, hurdled diving cornerbacks, shredded arm tackles, and stiff-armed linebackers. The three running backs accounted for all four Blue Devil touchdowns.Then, the unpredictable occurred. Chenango Forks was driving, near the 50-yard line, but a toss fell through Allen’s hands. Skaneateles senior defensive tackle William McIntyre snatched it and sprinted down the Laker sideline. With a cornerback by his side, he jogged into the end zone, cutting the lead to one score.Six and half minutes later, No. 2 Skaneateles (11-0) came back to win 27-26 over No. 1 Chenango Forks (10-1).“I haven’t seen Josh McIntyre run that fast all year long. He’s going to run sprints like that because I’ve never seen him run like that,” Sindoni said. “It was a huge turnaround in the game.”Following the 31-point victory over Cazenovia in the Carrier Dome last weekend, senior Nick Wamp and Sindoni’s voice trembled as they discussed the Chenango Forks rushing attack.“They’re very, very impressive,” Sindoni said. “We know we got to have our A game just to be able to compete with those guys.”On the very first drive of the game, their concerns became reality.Standing in the wing-T formation on the Skaneateles 37 yard line, Scott sprinted through a gaping hole. With a blocker in front of him, he dashed his way into the end zone on the fourth play of the game.The Blue Devil rushing attack appeared unstoppable, even into the fourth quarter. That was until the second to last possession.Chenango Forks held the ball close to where Allen had dropped the pitch only one drive earlier. On a third down and long, Scott pounded his way past the 50-yard line, setting up a fourth down and short.Scott pushed away a diving defender and followed his blockers toward the 45-yard line. Two Skaneateles defenders latched onto his ankles as Hackler drove his shoulder into the 6’3 fullback. Scott fell back, half a yard short of the first down. The Lakers, with two timeouts and less than two minutes remaining, had one chance to win the game.“It was a heart and a muscle play,” Hackler said. “That’s all it was.”Hackler, in his final opportunity to extend his high school career, outsprinted and muscled his way past defenders into the red zone.As the clock struck zero, Hackler stretched his arm past the goal line, finishing the six-minute comeback.“I said if we don’t get in here, we’re going to have a little bit of time so we have to get right on the ball,” Hackler said. “I trusted my line to make their blocks and they did.“It was a crazy game.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2017)–Heavily favored St. Joe Bay shrugged off early pace pressure and a serious challenge a quarter mile from home while registering a 2 ¼ length win in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes under Kent Desormeaux. Trained by Peter Miller, the 5-year-old gelding got six furlongs in 1:08.75.“There was a lot more pressure (on him) than I thought,” said Miller. When is saw that four-horse (eventual last place finisher, Ocho Ocho Ocho) hounding me in 21 and two, I was like geeez. But this horse is just so good right now he’s got gears. When that gray horse (runner-up Moe Candy) came to him, I got a little concerned, but he had another gear.”A winner of the Grade III Midnight Lute Stakes here on Dec. 31, St. Joe Bay was off at 3-5 in a field of four older horses and paid $3.40 and $2.20 (no show wagering).“Well, there are certainly always anxious moments when you’re coming into the stretch like that but fortunately for me, St. Joe Bay did all the work,” said Desormeaux. “He had about 70 yards where he had a nice breather. For me, it’s just great to be on the Peter Miller team. He’s firing bullets right now.”Owned by Altamira Racing Stable and David A. Bernsen, St. Joe Bay, a Florida-bred gelding by Saint Anddan, got his third consecutive win Saturday and he now has an overall mark of 21-5-5-3. With the winner’s share of $120,000, he now has earnings of $377,175.Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Moe Candy loomed ominously turning for home, but the winner found plenty more, relegating “Moe” to second, finishing 4 ¼ lengths in front of Ike Walker. Off at 6-5, Moe Candy paid $2.20 to place.Fractions on the race were 21.48, 44.40 and 56.37.
A new short film from Illustra Media is sure to delight children – and adults, too.Lad Allen, producer of all the excellent nature documentaries at Illustra Media, wrote this about a new short film that is different. It contains no speech or scientific explanations; it’s just for sheer joy.Jerry Harned and I are grandfathers. Between us we have eight grandchildren (above), ranging in age from one to twelve. We enjoy them immensely. So much so that we decided to produce a film dedicated to each of them.Recently, we took a brief detour from cell biology, genetics and cosmology to develop a short video that would make our grandchildren (and, hopefully, thousands of other kids) smile, laugh, and jump around the living room like kangaroos. A film that, after everyone calmed down, would open the door for some good conversations about the creative power of God.First, we dug through our film archives and pulled out some of the best mammal, bird, reptile, insect, amphibian and fish footage we’ve photographed and accumulated over the years. Then we commissioned a special version of one of the most emotionally moving pieces of music ever written (Beethoven’s Ode to Joy). The editing process was a delight, and when we were done we had a lively and inspiring two-minute celebration of life on Earth. We call it ODE TO THE ANIMALS.In just two minutes, viewers are treated to fast-moving montage of animals large and small.Okay. Now round up your kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, kids in your neighborhood, kids in your Sunday school and Awana programs… any kids you know anywhere. Then, after making sure they have plenty of room to jump and run around, hit the “Play” arrow … and be sure to stick around to watch it with them. We’ve had some test screenings with adults and they loved it too.He ends, “May the Creator of everything fill your hearts with joy.” Watch it now, right here:If you enjoyed it, please share the film located at TheJohn1010Project.com so that you and your friends can enjoy “life, and that more abundantly” (John 10:10b). While at the website, look at all the other short films available for free viewing and sharing.CEH often deals with answering Darwinists and their outlandish claims that all these creatures just “emerged” by chance mutations and natural selection. We need to step back and look at the amazing and diverse world of life that the origins controversy is about. Sometimes, enjoying creation – standing in awe of the wonders around us – can be the best tonic to ward off unbelief.(Visited 286 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Rural communities are the backbone of America, and now through November 30, 2016, eligible farmers residing in eligible Ohio counties will have the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to direct to a local eligible nonprofit organization. As part of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, farmers will direct more than $3 million dollars of financial support to eligible nonprofits across rural America in 2017.Since the program began in 2010, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program has awarded more than $22 million in donations to a broad cross-section of organizations that reflect the makeup and character of rural America, including emergency response organizations, schools, youth agriculture programs and many others.Since 2010, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program has awarded more than $1.2 million to nonprofits in Ohio. “We are excited to team up with farmers once again to help support the causes that mean the most to them and that have an impact in their local communities,” said Al Mitchell, Monsanto Fund president. “Because of their commitment to this program, thousands of nonprofit organizations have been able to enhance the important programs and services they provide, having a positive impact on the communities they serve.”Eligible farmers can enroll or learn more about the program by visiting www.GrowCommunities.com, or calling 1-877-267-3332. Additional information can also be found on Facebook at facebook.com/AmericasFarmersGrowCommunities. The America’s Farmers Grow Communities program is part of the Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Community Outreach initiative. Since 2010, the America’s Farmers Community Outreach programs have worked with farmers to support rural America through their local community groups, youth and schools.