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first_imgBRADENTON, Fla. — Exactly 24 hours later, the 49ers’ inability to come through in the clutch at Baltimore still stung, and coach Kyle Shanahan acknowledged as much.“We had our opportunities there at the end,” Shanahan said on a media conference call Monday. “Big miss not being able to convert that fourth-and-1.”When Jimmy Garoppolo’s fourth-down pass got batted away by Ravens 6-foot-5 lineman Chris Wormley, the 49ers never got the ball again, and the Ravens responded with a field goal as …last_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest During floor debate of Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act in early November, the House of Representatives voted to defeat the “Safe Trucking Act” amendment proposed by Congressman Reid Ribble (R-WI). The legislation would have allowed states to permit six-axle, 91,000-pound semis on their interstate system. The final vote was 187 ayes, 236 nays, and 10 who did not vote.More than 70 of the nation’s leading food and agriculture associations — including the American Farm Bureau, American Fruit and Vegetable Processors and Growers Coalition, American Soybean Association, International Dairy Foods Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Grain and Feed Association, and the National Farmers Union — sent a letter urging Congress to include the Safe, Flexible and Efficient (SAFE) Trucking Act (H.R. 3488) as an amendment to the highway reauthorization legislation.In the letter, the organizations wrote: “In the agriculture and food industries, our farms and businesses are growing and making products more resourcefully, but outdated federal transportation rules force trucks to leave the farm and our plants when they are partly empty. By giving states the option to raise the federal gross vehicle weight limit from 80,000 pounds to 91,000 pounds for trucks equipped with six axles rather than the typical five, the SAFE Trucking Act would safely modernize truck shipments on Interstate highways by reducing the number of trucks needed to move our commodities and products through better utilization of existing capacity.”In its most recent “Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Study,” the U.S. Department of Transportation found that six-axle trucks can safely weigh up to 91,000 pounds — the configuration allowable under the SAFE Trucking Act — while yielding significant truckload reductions, pavement wear savings and environmental efficiency benefits without diverting significant freight from rail. The U.S. DOT has also stated that the configuration is compliant with the federal bridge formula, and that wide use of the SAFE Trucking Act configuration would not cause any increase in one-time rehabilitation costs for Interstate bridges. Critically, the SAFE Trucking Act enables the U.S. DOT to require additional safety equipment for these vehicles before states can put these trucks to work.last_img read more


first_imgSome people see the glass as half empty. They believe that there is something missing. There isn’t enough. There aren’t enough opportunities, enough resources, enough money, or enough hope. They’re bearish on their prospects, and they’re pessimistic about the future.This belief structure makes the “half-empty” folks believe that the glass is half empty for everyone, even you. They see only scarcity.Other people see the glass as “half full.” There is no difference in the amount of water in the glass, but the people who see it as “half full” believe that there is enough there. There is ample opportunity, resources, money, and hope. They’re bullish on their future.This belief structure is what underlies their opinion that the glass is “half full” for everyone. They don’t see scarcity, but they don’t see abundance either. They see enough.But there is a third group of people. These individuals see the glass as overflowing. Not only is there enough, there is way more than enough. To the “glass-overflowing” people, there is more opportunity than anyone could ever need, and more than enough for every man, woman, and child. There are more than enough resources, including money.The “glass overflowing” people have this viewpoint because they are grateful. Because they appreciate what they have, they possess as keen ability to see abundance.If you practice gratitude, you will see that your cup is overflowing.last_img read more


first_imgThere are 52 weeks in a year, why not make at least one of them meat-free? Now in its fifth year, US VegWeek (April 22-28) is a fun way to explore a wide variety of meat-free foods and discover the many benefits of vegetarian eating—for our health, the planet, and animals. This year’s celebration, kicking off on Earth Day, will be bigger and better than ever!Former NBA star and vegan advocate John Salley will be kicking off Ann Arbor’s full week of vegan events! He’ll be joined by Mayor John Heiftje who will issue a Proclamation making Ann Arbor VegWeek “official.”John Salley, former Detroit Pistons player and four-time NBA champion, is a father, athlete, actor, entrepreneur, talk show host, philanthropist, wellness advocate, and vegan. John has adopted a plant-based lifestyle and is a frequent speaker at VegFests across the United States. As a Wellness Advocate, one of John’s main missions in life is to educate people about the benefits of living a healthier lifestyle through better eating habits.John will be at the Ann Arbor Big Kickoff event at Downtown Home & Garden, 210 S. Ashley Street at 7pm on Monday, 4/22. Find out more here.To learn more about US Veg Week 2013, visit USVegWeek.com.last_img read more