AudioHomepage BannerNews The HSE has confirmed that there are no current plans to create a second Renal Dialysis Unit for Letterkenny University Hospital.Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle has now called on Health Minister Simon Harris to fund the expansion of renal dialysis services at the hospital, due to the demand for the services within the county.Deputy Pringle received confirmation that the business case submitted to HSE Estates for costings for the construction of a new unit is unlikely to lead to any development of existing services this year.He is urging the Government to ensure the services at the hospital are enhanced:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/pringledialysis.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Twitter Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Pinterest By News Highland – May 29, 2018 Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Previous articleJoe Dunleavy to start in World Cup opener against FranceNext article12 year old girl assaulted in Derry News Highland Health Minister urged to fund expansion of LUH renal dialysis services Twitter WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp
By Alexander Whiteman 04/04/2018 Brussels Airlines Cargo has become the latest Lufthansa subsidiary to see its cargo capacity marketed by the parent company, just over a year after the German carrier bought the remaining 55% stake.In February, 100 Belgian companies urged Lufthansa to allow Brussels Airlines to retain its identity and not be merged into Eurowings. As with Swiss, the other then-troubled carrier acquired by Lufthansa, there was enormous support locally for the ‘national’ airline, amid fears it could be lost – along with jobs.Business development manager at Brussels Reinout Puissant told The Loadstar the decision came as “no surprise”.From September, Lufthansa Cargo will sell belly capacity on Brussels’ passenger flights, alongside that of Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, Lufthansa and Sun Express.Mr Puissant said the move was an “obvious” next step, adding the time was “ripe” to consolidate cargo sales after a decade of close cooperation.“It brings the best of both worlds together, with us bringing our extensive Africa expertise and with the power of the market leader, Lufthansa Cargo,” said Mr Puissant.“The networks of both Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa complement each other perfectly and our customers will now have access to the Lufthansa Cargo’s route network.”Lufthansa’s cargo network covers 300 destinations across 100 countries, and it seems the German carrier’s core interest in Brussels is in its 17 African services.In a statement, Lufthansa said the network, which includes Dakar, Entebbe and Kinshasa, would be “attractive to its customers”.Chief commercial officer Alexis von Hoensbroech added: “Brussels Airlines’ African destinations are complementary to our network and thus ideally complement our connections.”The move leaves Swiss as the only major Lufthansa subsidiary responsible for selling its own cargo capacity.Concerns of potential job losses at Brussels were quickly quashed by Mr Puissant who sought to reassure the status of the carrier’s employees.“Obviously, there were some questions about job security, but everybody can stay on board,” he said. “In the new structure we have foreseen functions that will further develop the Brussels cargo hub and build on the initiatives we have taken together with Brussels Airport.”Mr Puissant said Lufthansa Cargo intended to “leverage and learn from” Brussels’ cooperation with the city’s airport on CEIV certification and development of the gateway’s pharma hub.Under the marketing agreement, belly capacities of 10 widebody aircraft will be added to Lufthansa’s sales services.The German flag carrier also operates 17 freighters and uses freighter capacities from its joint venture with DHL Express, Aerologic.
Portable solar-powered tanning panel finds niche audienceNewly developed towel-based panel can, under optimum conditions, deliver an even bronzing across exposed skin, researchers claim. April 1, 2016 Rilpa Tonto Energy Storage Installations Markets Markets & Policy Technology Technology and R&D Share A new solar panel dubbed the “Solar Tanel” that can help pasty folk of northern stock produce an even, crisp tan all over their body has been developed by researchers at the Institute for Studies in California. An early prototype of the Solar Tanel, tested at the Institutes gardens over the past few weeks, produced encouraging results among a variety of volunteers from the laboratory. Made of a towel-like substance, the Solar Tanel slots easily on to soft ground and is both lightweight and flexible for ease of transportation. The Tanel works in conjunction with human sweat to create dark damp-spots that force the user to continuously alter their position, much like a traditional tracker, ensuring the suns rays are fully optimized for the duration of the day. However, in preliminary tests the Tanel has been found to produce certain unwanted side-effects on its test subjects, such as an hitherto-unknown passion for Dan Brown novels, MOR soft-rock played on tinny speakers, and previously undocumented urges to gather near fellow Tanel users and start chucking a Frisbee around. Alcohol consumption levels were also found to rise in the subjects, exponential to the level of tan each volunteer began to develop. Some test subjects also began muttering stuff about “getting one of them oriental tattoos” the browner they became, too, said Harry Brubaker, chief tan officer at the Institute for Studies. “While the technical proficiency of the Solar Tanel is near-flawless, particularly here in Californias optimal conditions, its side-effects thus far are rather disconcerting,” he said. “Typically mild-mannered, alabaster-skinned scientists who normally shun the sun have, in a matter of hours, begun booking expensive haircuts at local salons and opening Instagram accounts under twee names such as SciFiBabeXX69 and SunsOutGunsOut88. “We are hoping to iron out these flaws as soon as possible, but if that proves too difficult we have a number of niche markets in mind where such behavior is likely to be encouraged.” Analysts have forecast that if Donald Trump wins the next presidential election, sales of the Solar Tanel could grow into the multi-billions by early 2017.Popular content ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development The automotive industry in East Asia has gained a considerably positive momentum over the past years, which has increased the adoption SCARA robots and articulated robots in the manufacturing process and is estimated to indicate the rewarding growth of industrial robotics market in the East Asia region. This is according to recent findings in a report published by Future Market Insights, ‘Industrial Robotics Market: Bridging the Gap between ‘Man’ and ‘Machine‘. On the basis of application, the handling operations segment isprojected to consume majority share of the global industrial robotics marketvalue. Also, the welding segment is estimated to project lucrative growth inthe industrial robotics market over the forecast period. Generation Finance and Policy The global market of industrial robotics has been segmented on the basis of different types of industrial robots, their multiple applications, end-use industries, and regions such as North America, South Asia, Europe, East Asia, and the rest of the world. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Read more: SA manufacturers – look to the next gen AI to improve competitiveness This has mainly resulted from the rising productivity in manufacturing processes and improving the quality of products. On the basis of end-use, the automotive industry is estimated to hold a substantial market share of the industrial robotics market in terms of value. Featured image: Stock Industrial Robotics Market: Vendor Insights By product type, the articulated robots segment is estimated to hold a significant share of the global industrial robotics market in terms of value. East Asia is estimated to hold significant market share in terms of value in the global industrial robotics market. However, the South Asia market is projected to project lucrative growth in the global industrial robotics market over the forecast period of 2019-2029. The global industrial robotics market was valued at $17 billion in 2018 and is estimated to increase at a CAGR of 18% between the forecast periods of 2019 and 2029. This growth is propelled by the rapid growth in the factory automation rate in countries of South Asia and East Asia such as China, India, and Vietnam, among others. The economic condition of these countries has been evolving positively. The report indicates some of the prominent market players including Yaskawa Electric Corporation, FANUC Corporation, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kuka AG, Mitsubishi Electric, Teradyne (Universal Robots), ABB, Yamaha Motor, Hirata, Corporation, and Denso Wave Incorporated, among others. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA TAGSartificial intelligence Previous articleMozambique: Temane Regional Electricity Project secures fundingNext articleBBOXX successfully closed a $50m Series D funding round Ashley TheronAshley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa. This growth is driven by the increasing applications of industrial robotics in the automotive industry, electrical/electronics industry, and auxiliary industry, among others. BRICS Read more: AI and IoT: A new kind of automation is coming Furthermore, macroeconomic factors such as growing population, rapid industrialisation, and urbanisation, are some of the factors driving the growth of the industrial robotics market. Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter The global industrial robotics market is projected to indicate substantial growth over the forecast period due to multiple driving factors such as adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) in industries and growing digitalisation of manufacturing industry across geographies. This is driven by digitalisation of manufacturing processes. Moreover, it is expected that the application of industrial robotics in the electrical and electronics industry will be prominent throughout the forecast period.
Bayonne CrimeJersey CityNews Jersey City man charged with murdering his girlfriend by slitting her throat, authorities say Bayonne CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Facebook Twitter A Jersey City man has been charged with murdering his girlfriend, whom he shared an apartment with, by slitting her throat, authorities said this morning.Rand March. Photo courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.By John Heinis/Hudson County ViewRand March, 65, of Jersey City was arrested at approximately 4 p.m. yesterday and hasbeen charged with murder, possession of a weapon (knife) for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a weapon, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.On Monday, just before 2 p.m., members of the Jersey City Police Department responded to an apartment on Court House Place to perform a welfare check on a senior resident.When officers gained access to the apartment, they found a lifeless woman, lateridentified as Kimberly Haston, on the floor with a apparent laceration to her neck.Haston was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at 3:52 p.m. The findings of the Regional Medical Examiner are pending.March, who shared the apartment with Haston and was in the apartment at the time, was taken into custody by police officers and charged in connection with Haston’s death. By John Heinis – November 24, 2020 1:01 pm 0 Bayonne Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGShudson county prosecutor’s officeJersey City Policemurder SHARE Previous articleProsecutor: Union City man caught with over 1,000 child porn images on his cell phoneNext articleHudson, NYC officials join activist group in calling on freeholders to end ICE deal John Heinis Bayonne man busted with cocaine, heroin, semi-automatic handgun after fleeing from cops
SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Email* More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. U.S. Olympic team gold medalist McLain Ward opened week three at the 2020 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) with a win riding Catoki in the $37,000 Douglas Elliman Real Estate 1.45m CSI3* at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL, on Wednesday, January 22.WEF continues through March 29, 2020 with 12 consecutive weeks of world-class competition and $13 million dollars on offer. The third week of competition at WEF is sponsored by Adequan® and recognized as a CSI3* by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). The week’s featured event is the $137,000 Adequan® Grand Prix CSI3* during “Saturday Night Lights” on January 25, at 7 p.m. in the International Arena.With a second and a half to spare, Ward and the 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Catoki x Cartello B) bested a field of 48 over Kelvin Bywater’s (GBR) two-phase course. Their time was enough to win over runner-up Darragh Kenny (IRL) aboard Billy Dorito, owned by Vlock Show Stables LLC, who posted a time of 31.22 seconds.Ward picked up Wednesday’s top placing while introducing Catoki, a new mount in his string, to FEI competition in North America. The mount was previously campaigned in Poland before carrying U.S. rider Brian Feigus to top national-level placings over the past two years.“I have known the horse and have seen it a few times and always liked it; Seth Vallhonrat brought it to my attention again, and we ended up purchasing,” said Ward, who bought Catoki in November with Marilla van Beuren and Bob Russell. “We have high hopes for him!”Standing at only 15.1 hands high, according to Ward, Catoki is small but mighty. “He’s barely a horse. He’s almost a pony, but fast as lightning and very careful. I think he can be like another [HH] Carlos.”With high praise for Catoki, Ward’s plan is to get to know the gelding this season, saying, “We will keep trying to figure him out in Florid and step him up to a few bigger classes. We will see where we get.”Of riding a smaller mount, Ward joked, “Mentally, when I get on him, I have to believe he can actually jump the fence. But honestly, he’s a bold horse that doesn’t have a practically short stride. I just have to keep him together, and he’s always right there.”Rounding out the podium finishes, Catherine Tyree (USA) finished third riding BEC Lorenzo in 31.81 seconds for owner Mary Tyree. Jessica Springsteen took fourth on Stone Hill Farm’s Tiger Lily in 32.54 seconds, while Great Britain’s Jessica Mendoza capped the top five riding Dublin, owned by Windsor Farms.Also winning in the International Arena at WEF on Wednesday, Jessica Mendoza (GBR) topped the $6,000 Bainbridge 1.40m CSI3* riding Stella Levista, owned by Caroline Mawhinney, and Flore Giraud (FRA) claimed the $6,000 Bainbridge 1.40m riding Voyou du Boboisfor owner Delphine Giraud, to close out the day.Competition at the 2020 WEF continues on Thursday with the $37,000 Equinimity WEF Challenge Cup Round 3 in the International Arena. For full results, visit www.PBIEC.com.Final Results: $37,000 Douglas Elliman 1.45m CSI3*1. CATOKI: 2009 Holsteiner gelding by Catoki x Cartello BMCLAIN WARD (USA), Marilla van Beuren, Bob Russell & McLain Ward: 0/0/29.882. BILLY DORITO: 2010 Anglo European Studbook gelding by Billy Mexico x VechtaDARRAGH KENNY (IRL), Vlock Show Stables LLC: 0/0/31.223. BEC LORENZO: 2010 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Livello x GuidamCATHERINE TYREE (USA), Mary Tyree: 0/0/31.814. TIGER LILY: 2007 Oldenburg mare by Balou du Rouet x DominoJESSICA SPRINGSTEEN (USA), Stone Hill Farm: 0/0/32.545. DUBLIN: 2007 Deusches Reitpferd gelding by Cobra x CalidoJESSICA MENDOZA (GBR), Windsor Farms: 0/0/33.03 Tags: McLain Ward, show jumping, Winter Equestrian Festival, Catoki, Douglas Elliman Real Estate 1.45m CSI3*, We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Horse Sport Enews
Joe Exotic, the central figure in Netflix docuseries/cultural phenomenon Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness, will use Jerry Garcia‘s famous “Tiger” guitar for a live-streamed concert this Friday at Oklahoma’s Grady County Jail, where he is currently serving a 22-year sentence.In a statement issued through his attorney, Exotic, legal name Joseph Maldonado-Passage, expressed his profound excitement about using the famous instrument:I’m so excited to bring you this special Joe Exotic TV broadcast live from the Tiger King Cage! Ever since I’ve been unfairly incarcerated for ‘allegedly’ trying to hire an assassin to ‘allegedly’ murder that [expletive] Carole Baskin with a crossbow, I feel the people have been missing my music. Plus, I get to play this badass guitar with a tiger on it. It used to belong to an ice cream-makin’ old hippie named Jerry Garcia, but then the owner of the Colts bought it for a million bucks and set this whole thing up. I think that hippie would be proud for me to bless his instrument with my music. Plus, it ain’t like he’s usin’ it.When reached for comment, the Garcia Family Trust confirmed that they were aware of Exotic’s plans to use Tiger for his prison livestream. “Look, it’s not ideal,” explained a representative from the Trust who asked to remain nameless. “We’re 90% sure he thinks Jerry is the ‘Jerry’ of Ben & Jerry’s. But Tiger King is huge right now, and this idiot actually has a lot more pull than you’d think. We’re working on convincing Joe that he actually wrote ‘China Cat Sunflower’ so we can maybe sneak a little Grateful Dead into the show.”Related: Netflix Details New Documentary Series, ‘Crazy Finger: The Untold Story Of Jerry Garcia’s Missing Digit’Before being incarcerated for soliciting a murder-for-hire and the unlawful killing of five tigers, Exotic was a prolific recording artist. His catalog of country gems includes his signature track, “I Saw A Tiger“, and “Here Kitty Kitty“, which tells the torrid tale of Carole Baskin allegedly murdering her husband and feeding his body to the lions. Exotic also mounted unsuccessful campaigns for President of the United States and Governor of Oklahoma.Viewers can tune into Joe Exotic’s live stream from Grady County Jail on nugs.tv to see the Netflix star play Jerry Garcia’s “Tiger” guitar this Friday after Pigeons Playing Ping Pong.April Fools!
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIt’s been ten years since the glorious Frauenkirche church in Dresden, Germany, became the city’s jewel again, after being destroyed in firebombing during World War II and left in a heap of memorial ruins for almost 50 years.The rebirth was only possible thanks to scores of archaeological volunteers and dedicated enthusiasts who raised $100 million in donations from around the world.The Lutheran “Church of Our Lady” was two centuries old, a stunning example of architectural skill, when bombs in 1945 caused the huge stone dome to topple, leaving only small sections of two walls and an alter, amid a pile of rubble 55-feet high (17m).Rebuilding the Baroque masterpiece was out of the question following the devastating war. Officials in East Germany left it as a memorial to the fallen in war. The blackened stones would lie in wait in the center of the city for the next 45 years.Martin Luther statue in foreground of ruinsIt was not until the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany in the 1990s that people began to dream of resurrecting the old skyline of Dresden, with its crown, the bell-shaped dome that rose higher than a football field over the city. A citizens’ initiative founded by Dresden musician Ludwig Güttler began raising the $200 million needed to rebuild the church. Thousands of watches containing tiny fragments of Frauenkirche stone were sold, and people from other nations got involved. In the end, half of the money was collected from individuals.POPULAR: Listen To This Concrete Organ Played By The Ocean (VIDEO)One of those people was Günter Blobel, a German-born American who had seen the original church as a boy when his refugee family took shelter in a nearby town in the days before the city was bombed. He heard about efforts to reconstruct the church, and became a major backer, creating the US nonprofit Friends of Dresden. In 1999, he won the Nobel Prize for medicine and donated the award money, nearly $1 million, and became the single largest individual contributor to the project.Meanwhile, hundreds of architects, art historians, and engineers sorted the thousands of stones, identifying and labeling each for reuse in the new structure.RELATED: Profits From Sales of “Mein Kampf” Will Now Go to Holocaust SurvivorsSome large chunks of statues, like the one depicting Moses, and two thousand pieces of the original altar were cleaned and incorporated into the new structure. Nearly 80 percent of the altar (see photo at bottom) was reconstructed using the original materials.About 46 percent of the original stones in the rubble heap were reused in the new structure. A computer imaging program that could move the stones three dimensionally around the screen in various configurations was used to help architects find where the original stones sat and how they fit together. The older blackened stones are easy to identify within the walls of the rebuilt church.The new golden cross that tops the dome was funded by the British people and the House of Windsor and was made, using the original 18th-century techniques, by a British silversmith whose father was on one of the airplanes that dropped bombs on the city. The cross that once topped the dome, now twisted and charred, stands to the right of the new altar.Most striking of all the church features was the towering dome. Dresden architect George Bähr had built a structure that critics of the day ridiculed. There was no way the eight slender church pillars and walls would withstand the weight of the colossal stone dome.MORE: Historians Fight to Save Ancient Castle With 100-year-old Antiwar GraffitiAn engineering feat comparable to Michelangelo’s dome of St. Peter’s Basillica in Rome, the church’s 12,000-ton sandstone dome framed in wood proved to be exceptionally stable. So strong, witnesses during the Seven Years’ War in 1760 said that while the dome had been hit by more than 100 cannonballs, the projectiles bounced right off.Today, the Frauenkirche can hold 1,800 people in the light-flooded interior, with a glowing painted ceiling applied in the same techniques of old. Not only church services, but concerts are held there, a tradition that goes as far back as 1843, when the famous composer Richard Wagner premiered the only piece he ever composed for choirs, involving some 1,200 singers.The historical cobblestone streets and buildings surrounding the church were also restored to their former glory. With nearly 20 million visitors in the past 10 years, Dresden’s Frauenkirche has become not only a tourist magnet, but a landmark symbol of reconciliation between former warring enemies.Photo credits: (top) David Müller; Bundesarchiv, Bild; (aerial) Wolfgang Pehlemann (interior) In Digo Photography and Gryffindor – CCAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
This voluntary act of kindness grew into a nonprofit organization called EastWest Food Rescue. It has saved over 2.4 million pounds of food from fields, while also amassing enough donations to help compensate farmers for their loss.“The whole thing started because of COVID,” Nancy Balin, one of the people who responded to Ahearn’s initial request, told Seattle Times. She now helps direct the program.RELATED: Kroger Buys and Redirects Dairy Farmers’ Excess Milk, Sending 50,000 Gallons Per Month to Food BanksAll photos by EastWest Food Rescue – Facebook“They immediately lost all the restaurant contracts they had for these quality potatoes and onions. And since European countries were shut down, they weren’t exporting them because their restaurants were closed.”On that first inaugural run, Ahearn relied on several Washingtonians beyond Nancy Balin with her trucks. Zsofia Pasztor, a farmer and fellow nonprofiteur began donating crates and boxes for transporting the crops because food banks originally admitted that they couldn’t accept a semi-truck load of ‘loose’ potatoes.“The whole thing was extremely organic and took on a life of its own almost immediately,” said Balin, who is now president of the organization and runs it as a team with Pasztor and Ahearn, and more than ten staff members who volunteer.RELATED: Family Farms Use ‘Crop Mobsters’ APP to Prevent More Than 1 Million Servings Of Food From Going To WasteThe goal is to rescue 10 million pounds of food, for which Ahearn is trying to raise $250,000. Ahearn says one of the most important priorities is to get refrigeration capacity for fruit and other produce, as well as for milk and eggs.All photos by EastWest Food Rescue – FacebookAhearn had originally planned to shut down the operation after they reached 70 tons, so he could spend more time with his family, but that was long ago, and he accepts that in this moment he “can’t stop.”Need more positive stories and updates coming out of the COVID-19 challenge? For more uplifting coverage, click here.SHARE the Inspiring Idea And Donation Opportunity With Friends on Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWhen George Ahearn heard that farmers in Washington state were giving away onions and potatoes they suddenly couldn’t sell, his instinct for goodwill led him on a journey that would lead to the rescue of 200 tons of vegetables arriving in food banks to support people in need.The breakdown of farm supply chains and customers due to COVID-19 shutdowns means crops are destroyed or left to rot—and in rural Washington, farmers knew that if they could get their crops to the food banks in Seattle, it would certainly be preferable.Inspired by the farmers’ plight, Ahearn asked on Facebook to borrow someone’s truck or trailer for the day, to haul around 2,000 pounds of restaurant-grade onions and potatoes. The response to his altruistic post was dramatic, and soon 4 trucks and 2 trailers had hauled 9.3 tons of crops grown in the east to feed hungry people in the west.
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