Mudbug 20 is on Tuesday

first_img Mudbug 20 is on Tuesday By admin – April 15, 2018 WhatsApp Pinterest What: Meals on Wheels of Odessa’s 20th Annual Mudbug fundraiser.When: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.Where: Barn G at the Ector County Coliseum, 4201 Andrews Highway.What else: Mudbugs, shrimp, catfish and all the trimmings will be served. Activities include live and silent auctions and live entertainment. Cash bar will be available.Tickets: 333-6451. Facebook Facebook Twittercenter_img meals on wheel mudbug logo It’s pretty easy to help feed the hungry in Odessa – you can do it by having a good meal yourself.The 20th Mudbug is set for Tuesday this year on the grounds at Ector County Coliseum, where Meals on Wheels of Odessa will look to raise a sizable chunk of its income for the year.The event features a Cajun buffet with crawfish, shrimp and more, and live and silent auctions geared to raise money for the organization.As in years past, Meals on Wheels of Odessa will look to raise more than $100,000 on that night, to help push the organization forward across the calendar.“It’s important,” Executive Director Margaret Burton said. “We only have one fundraiser. We’re unique.”Organization officials pointed to U.S. Census data listing 14,472 people aged over 65 living in Ector County in 2016, with 16.3-percent of those bringing in income at 125-percent of the poverty level or lower.Meals on Wheels of Odessa delivers more than 550 meals every weekday using dozens of daily volunteers.Burton pointed to several essential pillars that all work together and help prop up the organization. There are grants, first, from places like the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, or the United Way. Then there’s the organization’s annual contract with ORMC to provide main-course meals. There are, of course, the volunteers on the ground.But in one night, the Mudbug is another one of those supporting factors, like a leg under a table.“If you cut one off, you’re lopsided,” Burton said with a laugh.If You Go Previous articleMASTER GARDENERS: MicroGreens great for quick, tasty cropNext articleREUNIONS: April 15, 2018 admin Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Local Newslast_img read more


first_img“Eggstravaganza of Easter Fun”An “Eggstravaganza of Easter Fun” for all the family on Thursday 28th March 12 – 4Come along and join us while we get ‘Eggcited’ about all things Easter. We will be decorating eggs, rolling eggs, racing eggs, hunting for eggs, cooking with eggs and may even decorate some bonnets with eggs. Its going to be so so so Eggciting. Entrance on the day is €5 per child or €10 per family.All proceeds will go towards the work of Playmatters which is based in the new CDP building (the old rubber factory), Chaple R.D, Dungloe. Come along and ‘Eggsperience’ the fun.Easter Monday walk/jog/run……with Easter HuntDue to the very poor weather conditions for our planned walk on Feb 10th our first fundraising walk of the year for the “Siulan an Sean Iarnroid/The Old Railway Walk” project had to be cancelled. Our first fundraiser for the walk will therefore take place on Easter Monday wth a Fun 5k Walk/Jog/Run on “The Old Railway Walk”. This event will incorporate an Easter Hunt for all the family The walk/run/jog will leave St Columba’s Community Centre , Acres Burtonport @ 2. Registration from 1.30. For anyone wishing to do the Easter Hunt as a separate activity prior to the set time, entry forms and details will be available from Friday 29th @ The Checkout Service Station, Burtonport.. Please lend your support to this worthy cause as there is much work still to be done. DD LOCAL: ROSSES COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: March 22nd, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DD LOCAL: ROSSES COMMUNITY NEWSlast_img read more

The Jevons Paradox

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img UPDATED with new photo on May 6, 2011Let’s say you’ve sold your old, leaky house and moved into a new, well-insulated home with Energy Star appliances. With all of its efficiency improvements, your new home requires 30% less energy than your old home. That’s got to be good for the planet, right?Well, maybe not — especially if you save so much on your energy bills that you decide to fly to Florida for your next vacation.A new book, The Myth of Resource Efficiency, casts serious doubts on the idea that efficiency improvements will lead to lower levels of energy consumption. The book focuses on the “rebound effect” — the increase in energy use that often follows energy efficiency improvements. (For more on the rebound effect, see “Getting More Efficient, But Using More Energy”.)The authors of The Myth of Resource Efficiency — John Polimeni, Kozo Mayumi, Mario Giampietro, and Blake Alcott — identify William Stanley Jevons as the first economist to describe the rebound effect. In his 1865 book, The Coal Question, Jevons explained the mechanism whereby energy efficiency improvements lead to increased energy consumption: “If the quantity of coal used in a blast-furnace, for instance, be diminished in comparison with the yield, the profits of the trade will increase, new capital will be attracted, the price of pig-iron will fall, but the demand for it increase; and eventually the greater number of furnaces will more than make up for the diminished consumption of each.”One hundred and forty-four years ago, Jevons wrote, “It is wholly a confusion of ideas to suppose that the economical use of fuel is equivalent to a diminished consumption. The very contrary is the truth.” Economists now refer to this principle as the Jevons Paradox.The Jevons Paradox takes many forms:As Joseph Tainter explains in the… last_img read more

Congress moves Gujarat High Court, seeks expulsion of MLA Alpesh Thakor

first_imgThe Gujarat High Court on Monday admitted a petition of the State Congress seeking a directive to Assembly Speaker Rajendra Trivedi to take an early decision on its demand to expel Alpesh Thakor as an MLA. After admitting the petition filed by Congress chief whip in the Assembly Ashwin Kotwal, a division bench of Justices S.R. Brahmbhatt and AP Thaker issued notices to Mr. Trivedi and Mr. Thakor, and kept further hearing on June 27. In the petition, the Congress also demanded that till the Speaker takes a final call, Mr. Thakor must not be allowed to exercise his rights as a legislator. The petition stated that though the Congress, through an application in April, had urged Mr. Trivedi to expel Mr. Thakor as an MLA, no decision has been taken yet by the Speaker, which compelled the Party to approach the High Court. On April 25, Gujarat Congress leaders led by Mr. Kotwal had approached Mr. Trivedi seeking expulsion of Mr. Thakor as a legislator claiming that he was no longer with the Party and that he was involved in “anti-Party activities” during the Lok Sabha polls. Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Mr. Thakor had resigned on April 10 from all the posts he held in the Congress, claiming he and his Thakor community were insulted and betrayed by the Party. Mr. Thakor was Congress secretary in charge of Bihar and was a member of all key Party committees for the Lok Sabha polls. Though Mr. Thakor had not mentioned specifically that he was resigning as an MLA or from the primary membership of the Party, Mr. Kotwal maintained that “resignation from all the posts” also include primary membership and as an MLA. Mr. Thakor, a prominent OBC leader, was elected from Radhanpur on a Congress ticket in 2017 Assembly polls.last_img read more

Pacquiao faces Matthysse

first_imgFamilies in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving The bout will be jointly staged by Pacquiao’s MP Promotions and Oscar Dela Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions.“I like his aggressive fighting style. That’s what I want to entertain the boxing fans. Besides, Matthysse is not a dirty fighter and I highly respect him for that,” Pacquiao said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPacquiao will go to KL   on March 22 for the official launching of the fight. LATEST STORIES MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next View comments Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa PSL: Sta. Lucia blanks Cignal to gain share of third place Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s a go for Pacquiao-Matthysse on June 24 in Kuala Lumpur.Sen. Manny Pacquiao confirmed on Thursday that he will tangle with Argentine champion Lucas Matthysse for the World Boxing Association welterweight title at the Malaysian capital.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Gameslast_img read more

Jayson Castro lifts TNT over SMB, sends series to do-or-die Game 3

first_imgMOST READ “We just tied the series. Nothing to celebrate. Our goal tonight was to stay in the series,” said TNT coach Bong Ravena. “I’m just glad we’re making our outside shots which we were missing in the last game.”“We just played harder this time. Hopefully next game, the intensity and our energy stays the same. Or even improves,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsRR Pogoy led all of TNT in scoring with 20, while Troy Rosario and Don Trollano registered 15 and 12, respectively.The Beermen’s frontcourt of June Mar Fajardo and Christian Standhardinger shouldered the most of the burden of keeping their opponents within striking range. The former had  26 markers and 19 boards while the latter 18 and 8.    Terrence Romeo, who dealt the most damage for SMB in Game 1, scored 12.The victory by TNT forged a double do-or-die showcase on Wednesday night still at the Big Dome with Magnolia also extending its series with a blowout victory over Barangay Ginebra earlier.The scores:TNT 93 – Pogoy 20, Castro 19, Rosario 15, Trollano 12, Reyes 9, Washington 5, Semerad, A. 4, Williams 4, Taha 4, Heruela 1, Carey 0.San Miguel 88 – Fajardo 26, Standhardinger 18, Cabagnot 16, Romeo 12, Ross 6, Lassiter 5, Santos 5, Tubid 0, Ganuelas-Rosser 0, Nabong 0, Pessumal 0.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Quarters: 20-19, 54-43, 73-68, 93-88.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles View comments Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDragged into a back-and-forth battle, TNT kept its composure behind its chief playmaker Jayson Castro and held off four-time defending champion San Miguel Beer, 93-88, in Game 2 of their 2019 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals series Monday night at Araneta Coliseum.Castro was brilliant all game long, accounting for 19 markers and nine assists in KaTropa’s campaign that faced its biggest threat in the final five minutes of the game.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Rookie Jennifer Nierva shows leadership for NU SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedlast_img read more

Fibrocystic breast disease

first_imgDefinitionFibrocystic breast disease is a common way to describe painful, lumpy breasts.Alternative NamesFibrocystic breast disease; Mammary dysplasia; Diffuse cystic mastopathy; Benign breast disease; Glandular breast changesCausesThe exact cause of the condition is not known. Hormones made in the ovaries may make a womans breasts feel swollen, lumpy, or painful before or during menstruation each month.Up to half of women have this problem at some time during their life. It is most common between the ages of 20 and 45. It is rare in women after menopause, unless they are taking estrogen.SymptomsIn most cases, symptoms get better after menopause. If you take birth control pills, you may have fewer symptoms. If you are on hormone therapy, you may have more symptoms.Symptoms are more often worse right before your menstrual period. They tend to get better after your period starts.Symptoms can include:Pain or discomfort in both breastsPain that commonly comes and goes with the period, but may last through the whole monthBreasts that feel full, swollen, and heavyPain or discomfort under the armsThick or lumpy breastsYou may have a lump in the same area of the breast that becomes larger before each period and shrinks afterward. This type of lump moves when it is pushed with your fingers. It does not feel stuck or fixed to the tissue around it. This lump is common with fibrocystic breasts.Exams and TestsYour health care provider will examine you. This will include a breast exam. Tell your doctor or nurse if you have noticed any breast changes.advertisementIf you are over 40, ask your doctor or nurse how often you should have a mammogram to screen for breast cancer. For women under 35, a breast ultrasound may be used to look more closely at breast tissue.You may need further tests if a lump was found during a breast exam or your mammogram result was abnormal. Another mammogram and breast ultrasound may be done.TreatmentWomen who have no symptoms or only mild symptoms do not need treatment.Your health care provider may recommend the following self-care measures:Take over-the-counter medicine such as acetaminophen or ibuprofenApply heat or ice on the breastWear a well-fitting or sports braSome women believe that eating less fat, caffeine, or chocolate helps with their symptoms. But there is no evidence that these measures help.Vitamin E, thiamine, magnesium, and evening primrose oil are not harmful in most cases. Studies have not shown these to be helpful. Talk with your health care provider before taking any medicine or supplement.For more severe symptoms, your health care provider may prescribe hormones, such as birth control pills or other medicine. Take the medicine exactly as instructed. Be sure to let your provider know if you have side effects from the medicine.Surgery is never done to treat this condition.Outlook (Prognosis)If your breast exams and mammograms are normal, you do not need to worry about your symptoms. Fibrocystic breast changes do not increase your risk of breast cancer. Symptoms usually improve after menopause.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalCall your health care provider if:You find new or different lumps during your breast self examYou have newdischarge from the nipple or any discharge that is bloody or clearYou have redness or puckering of the skin, or flattening or indentation of the nippleReferencesMiltenburg DM, Speights VO Jr. Benign breast disease. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2008;35:285-300.Katz VL, Dotters D. Breast diseases: diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant disease. In: Lentz GM, Lobo RA, Gershenson DM, Katz VL,eds. Comprehensive Gynecology. 6th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Mosby; 2012:chap 15.Review Date:11/15/2013Reviewed By:Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, General Surgery practice specializing in breast cancer, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img read more

ZIM Brining Blockchain Technology into Shipping

first_imgzoom Israeli shipping company Zim Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM) has wrapped up the first pilot of paperless Bills-of-Lading based on blockchain technology.During the trial, conducted in cooperation with Sparx Logistics and Wave Ltd., the participants issued, transferred and received original electronic documents using the Wave Application. The pioneering pilot, first of its kind led by an ocean carrier, saw the containers, shipped by Sparx Logistics from China to Canada, delivered to the consignees “without a hitch”.ZIM, which is pioneering the new solution following a long market analysis, said that it is convinced that the blockchain technology and the Wave application can be the solution that will drive the trade to the digital era.The new blockchain-based system uses distributed ledger technology to ensure that all parties can issue, transfer, endorse and manage shipping and trade related documents through a secure decentralized network. The application is free for Shippers, Importers and Traders and requires no IT or operational changes.“I’m proud that ZIM leads the way in introducing blockchain technology to the shipping world, and congratulate our partners in this exciting initiative, Sparx Logistics and Wave Ltd,” Eli Glickman, ZIM CEO, said.“While we are still in the process of evaluating the technology, we are confident that this type of forward-looking ideas will advance our industry as a whole towards a more efficient and modern phase,” Eyal Ben-Amram, ZIM CIO, added.last_img read more

Berbatov Man United should target Harry Maguire

first_imgFormer Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov suggests that his old club should consider making an approach for Harry Maguire this JanuaryThe Leicester City centre-back had been one of United coach Jose Mourinho’s top summer targets along with Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld.But a potential move for the defensive duo failed to materialise with United having already conceded 26 goals in the Premier League this season compared to leaders Liverpool’s six.Now Berbatov reckons that Maguire’s strong World Cup displays for England in the summer make him an ideal candidate for United for a January move.“It’s always difficult to buy someone that’s really good in the winter window so if you are lucky enough to buy someone then you need to keep in mind how he’s going to integrate with the team,” Berbatov told BT Sport.“If it’s someone coming from a foreign league it can be more difficult than joining from an English team.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“If you’re buying a central defender then you also need to think about who you’re going to partner him with because you could buy a really good player but if it doesn’t work out then that just causes another problem.“But I think they need someone at the back that’s comfortable on the ball and don’t buckle under pressure even when someone is attacking you.“You need to be calm, be able to pass the ball into midfield and carry it. I think they need a player like that.“I was really impressed with Harry Maguire in the World Cup because he was so composed on the ball and I like that quality in a defender because it benefits the whole team.”United will face Valencia in Spain tonight in the Champions League needing a win in order to have any chance of leapfrogging Juventus for top spot in Group H.But the Red Devils will have to make do without defender Victor Lindelof with both Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly doubts for the game at Mestalla.last_img read more

Eddie Howe tips Spurs as title contenders

first_imgBournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes Tottenham have what it takes to challenge Liverpool and Manchester City for the Premier League title.Eddie Howe saw his side lose 5-0 to Spurs at Wembley on Wednesday, a few days after they thrashed Everton 6-2 at Goodison Park.Spurs are now currently in second place in the league table after Manchester City’s 2-1 defeat at Leicester.Howe can now confidently say that Tottenham will push Liverpool all the way for the league title this season.Christian Eriksen, Tottenham, SpursPochettino: ‘Happy’ Christian Eriksen ready for Spurs action Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Mauricio Pochettino insists Christian Eriksen is “happy” and in the right frame of mind for Tottenham despite his failed summer exit.“Without a doubt,” Howe told Sky Sports when asked if the North London club is a title contender.“They’ve got the forward players and the creative players that can cause anyone problems. They are in great form and are very clinical – we had equally good chances but didn’t take them.”Tottenham have yet to win a Premier League trophy and the last time they came close was in 2015/2015 season when Leicester City pipped them to the title.last_img read more