AAA offers Tow-to-Go program on Super Bowl weekend

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter From AAAMillions of Americans will be huddled around their televisions for the Super Bowl this weekend, but it’s what happens on the road that AAA is worried about. AAA is offering its free Tow to Go program this weekend, to ensure people have no defense for driving impaired.“The Super Bowl often means good times with friends and family, yet unfortunately people make the bad call of driving drunk,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Tow to Go will allow drunk drivers to call an audible. Instead of getting behind the wheel while impaired, call Tow to Go, drivers can call Tow to Go for a safe ride for them and their vehicle. With that said, AAA still encourages party-goers to have a game plan and identify a safe ride before their first drink.”Impaired driving remains a major concern for AAA. In 2018, an average of one alcohol-impaired-driving death occurred every 50 minutes, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. There were a total of 10,511 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes, accounting for 29 percent of all traffic fatalities for the year.Tow to Go, which is offered during major celebratory holidays throughout the year, has safely removed more than 25,000 impaired drivers since 1998. Now in its 22nd year, Tow to Go provides a confidential ride to a safe location and is free for AAA members and non-members.Tow to Go is available Friday, January 31st, through 6 a.m. Monday morning, February 3rd, in the following areas:Confidential local ride to a safe location within 10 milesThe AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the driver homeFree and available to AAA members and non-membersTow to Go may not be available in rural areas or during severe weather conditionsVisit for dates and availability throughout 2020If you are hosting a party, please do so responsibly. Check out the Great Pretenders Party Guide from the Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation to learn more.About AAA – The Auto Club GroupThe Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, banking, financial services, and travel offerings to over 13.5 million members across 13 U.S. states, the province of Quebec and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico, South Carolina and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 60 million members in the United States and Canada whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at Visit AAA on the Internet at LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSAAAsuper bowlTow-to-go Previous articleEverything Coming to Disney Plus in FebruaryNext articleEverything to know about starting a relationship after recovery Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Please enter your name herelast_img read more

New sources near for biofuels

first_imgA scientist who is working to increase the flow of environmentally friendly biofuels to power cars and trucks struck an optimistic note Thursday, saying that processes using hardy, environmentally friendly plants like switchgrass are nearly commercially viable.Chris Somerville, director of the Energy Biosciences Institute, said global biofuels are already mainstream, with ethanol from corn totaling 13 to 14 billion gallons annually in the United States, or about 10 percent of gasoline use. In Brazil, it makes up 40 percent of  liquid transportation fuel and powers 15 percent of the nation’s electricity. Current technology is robust enough, Somerville said, that ethanol would be a ready alternative if for some reason people needed to stop using oil immediately.Somerville spoke at the Harvard Science Center on the topic “The Development of Liquid Fuels from Lignocellulose,” which was part of the Harvard University Center for the Environment’s Future of Energy lecture series. Center Director Daniel Schrag, the Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology and professor of environmental science and engineering, introduced Somerville, saying that biofuels have fallen somewhat out of favor since the spotlight put on them by the Bush Administration faded. Still, Schrag said, if the country is to address carbon dioxide emissions to fight climate change, biofuels will have to be a bigger part of the liquid fuel mix.Somerville, who in addition to directing the Energy Biosciences Institute is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and a visiting scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, said the institute was begun with a $500 million commitment from the oil giant BP. The institute’s mission is fairly straightforward, Somerville said: to explore the application of modern biological science to the energy sector. As a result, Somerville said, institute researchers spend a lot of their time investigating biofuels.The corn ethanol already used in this country has several drawbacks, Somerville said. One major complaint is that corn is a food crop. In an era when people around the world go hungry, some critics believe it is immoral to use it to make fuel. Another problem is that when the equipment and processes involved in planting, harvesting, and transporting corn ethanol are considered, it isn’t much better for the environment than gasoline.What might make a difference, Somerville said, would be the development of advanced biofuels that get their energy not from corn or sugarcane, as in Brazil, but from hardy, fast-growing plants, like switchgrass, elephant grass, or — Somerville’s favorite — miscanthus. These grasses grow as much as 10 feet high, thrive on land that is marginal for crops, and use little or no fertilizer.Using these grasses to make biofuel would have a much lower impact on the environment than using corn, Somerville said. Further, Somerville said, these crops can be grown on the globe’s 1.5 billion acres of former agricultural land that has been used, degraded, and abandoned, further reducing the environmental impact that would stem from clearing forest to grow more biofuel crops. There’s another 3 billion acres worldwide that is too dry for agriculture but still is used as grazing pasture, mainly for goats. Those acres could be utilized growing drought-hardy plants like agave for use in biofuels.“We think there’s quite a bit of land worldwide that might be suitable,” Somerville said.The drawback to using these crops is that they contain lignocellulose, a tough plant material that needs more processing than either corn or sugarcane to be converted to alcohol. Current processes require expensive factories to manufacture the fuel, with BP’s 35 million-gallon-per-year production plant costing $400 million. That capital expense is the largest single cost encompassed in a gallon of biofuel made through this method, he said.Somerville said that scientists at the Energy Biosciences Institute are working on improved processes to convert lignocelluloses to fuel, seeking to change what today is a “batch” process — where a vat of plant material is fermented and distilled, then drained, cleaned out, and reused — into a continuous process that will keep equipment running, cutting overall manufacturing costs. Researchers are also looking for ways to make the overall process more efficient by reusing materials, changing the fermenting agent, and searching for better enzymes, such as those used by termites.Somerville said he thought the national goal of 30 percent of liquid transportation fuels from biofuels is reasonable. Today, the barriers to reaching that goal are not technical, but rather financial and engineering. With a few exceptions, companies are holding off building plants because they’re waiting for improved processes to come along, he said.“I don’t think this is a finished story,” Somerville said.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgCoach Peter DeBoer said missing Reaves wasn’t the reason Vegas trails 1-0. But having the well-respected teammate back on the ice gives the Golden Knights more size and depth, which they’ll need to try to advance to the Stanley Cup Final.VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE FOOTBALLSome legislative leaders urge Big Ten to reconsiderUNDATED (AP) — Leaders of six state legislatures in the Big Ten footprint have sent a letter to Commissioner Kevin Warren asking the conference to reconsider its decision to cancel the fall football season.The letter is written on the letterhead of Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield and also signed by statehouse leaders from Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. NEW YORK (AP) — All Puerto Rican players will be allowed to wear No. 21 on Wednesday during Major League Baseball’s Roberto Clemente Day celebration.The move to wear the number, similar to MLB’s celebration of Jackie Robinson’s No. 42 each April 15, started with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Roberto Clemente Jr., son of the late Hall of Famer, said he received a text from Pirates third base coach Joey Cora on July 29 at the behest of Pittsburgh manager Derek Shelton, asking whether all Pirates players could wear the number on Sept. 9.Clemente died in a plane crash on Dec, 31, 1972, following takeoff from Puerto Rico on a flight to bring relief supplies to Nicaragua following an earthquake.NBA-PLAYOFFS Update on the latest sports September 8, 2020 Former AL President Gene Budig dead at 81NEW YORK (AP) — The former American League President Gene Budig has died. His death was announced Tuesday by the commissioner’s office and the Charleston RiverDogs, a minor league team he co-owned. No cause was given. He had been in hospice in South Carolina. Budig brought an academic pedigree to the job of AL president, and he was the last one to hold the post. He was on the job from 1994 until 2000 when owners abolished league presidents. Budig was the head of three universities —Kansas, West Virginia and Illinois State. He also was a newspaper reporter, governor’s assistant, major general in the Nebraska Air National Guard and a teacher at Princeton. Gene Budig was 81 years old.MLB-ROBERTO CLEMENTE DAY LOS ANGELES (AP) — Madden NFL players will have the opportunity to see how Colin Kaepernick might fare if he was back on the field. EA Sports has announced that the company has partnered with Kaepernick and is including him in the latest version of Madden 21. Fans can sign Kaepernick as a free agent in franchise mode and put him at the helm of any NFL team, as well as including him on any team in the play now mode. The 32-year-old quarterback hasn’t been offered a contract since he last played for the San Francisco 49ers in 2016, the same year he began kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice. TRACK-SEMENYA APPEALSemenya loses appeal Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTENNIS-US OPENBrady wins quarterfinalNEW YORK (AP) — American Jennifer Brady has become this year’s first U.S. Open semifinalist by beating Yulia Putintseva 6-3, 6-2. ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves’ season-long rotation woes continue as Max Fried has been placed on the 10-day injured list. Fried had been the only current healthy member of the projected rotation before the season began. Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos says Fried has a left-side muscle spasm in his lumbar spine. Anthopoulos says he hopes Fried can return from the IL as soon as he is eligible on Sept. 16. Fried has filled the void left when the Braves lost opening day starter Mike Soroka for the season to a torn right Achilles tendon early in the season. The latest blow to the rotation could accelerate the team’s plans to have Cole Hamels rushed into action for his 2020 debut.MLB-OBIT-BUTIG Team staffs would be limited to a total of 10 guests, all of whom would have to begin a self-quarantining period at home immediately, then travel to Central Florida next week to begin another week of even stricter lockdown. Those guests could then enter the so-called bubble at Walt Disney World on Sept. 21, about a week before the scheduled start of the NBA Finals.NHL PLAYOFFSKnights hope Reaves will help in Game 2EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Ryan Reaves returns to the Vegas Golden Knights lineup for tonight’s Game 2 of the Western Conference final against the Dallas Stars after being suspended for the series opener. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound forward gives the Golden Knights some more physicality after they were outmuscled in a Game 1 loss by a tough Dallas opponent. Seeded 28th, Brady dominated from the baseline in her first major quarterfinal. She took leads of 4-0 in the first set and 2-0 in the second against Putintseva, who won their two previous meetings.Brady’s opponent Thursday will be the winner of Tuesday night’s match between two-time major champion Naomi Osaka and Shelby Rogers, who is ranked 93rd.The 25-year-old Brady is playing in her 13th Grand Slam event and is seeded in a major for the first time. She played for the UCLA Bruins as part of their 2014 NCAA championship team.MLB-BRAVES-FRIEDMore pitching woes for Braves Baker has been on the commissioner’s exempt list since July 27. Two weeks later, he was formally charged with four counts of robbery with a firearm stemming from an incident at a house party in Miramar, Florida. Baker has not participated in any Giants activities since the incident.Elsewhere in the NFL:— A person familiar with the contract tells the Associated Press that running back Kareem Hunt has agreed to a two-year, $13.25 million extension with the Cleveland Browns. Hunt served an eight-game NFL suspension last year after joining Cleveland as a free agent after he was released by Kansas City. The league suspended him for two violent off-field altercations. — The Jacksonville Jaguars promoted quarterback Mike Glennon from the practice squad to the active roster and placed linebacker Quincy Williams on injured reserve. Williams had surgery for a core muscle injury last month. He will miss at least the first three games of the regular season. Glennon gives the Jaguars an experienced backup heading into the opener against Indianapolis on Sunday. Rookie sixth-round draft pick Jake Luton beat out Glennon for the backup spot. But the veteran might be a better option, if needed, to fill in for starter Gardner Minshew early in the season.KAEPERNICK-EA SPORTSKaepernick will play — on Madden The Big Ten, and Warren in particular, have received strong pushback since the conference announced that university presidents voted to push back football and other fall sports until the second semester because of the coronavirus pandemic. Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields started a petition seeking a reversal, parents of players held a protest outside Big Ten headquarters and eight Nebraska players filed a lawsuit.NFL-GIANTS-BAKERGiants waive cornerback BakerEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have waived cornerback DeAndre Baker, with the 22-year-old facing armed robbery charges relating to an incident in Florida in May. The Giants announced the move Tuesday, less than a week after co-owner John Mara said the team was close to a decision on Baker’s future with the club. GENEVA (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya has lost her long legal battle against track and field’s rules to limit female runners’ naturally high testosterone levels. Switzerland’s supreme court says its judges dismissed Semenya’s appeal against a Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling last year that upheld the rules drafted by track’s governing body affecting female runners with differences of sex development. The Swiss Federal Tribunal said CAS had the right to uphold the rules to guarantee fair competition for certain running disciplines in female athletics.The federal court said it was limited to examining “whether the CAS decision violates fundamental and widely recognized principles of public order.” It concluded “that is not the case.” Associated Press Heat can advance with winLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Heat could wrap up the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinals with a win over the Milwaukee Bucks — the NBA’s best team in the regular season. The Bucks avoided a sweep by beating the Heat in overtime in Game 4. The Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets are even at a game apiece heading into Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals. The Lakers evened things up in Game 2 on Sunday night, with LeBron James and Anthony Davis combining for 62 points.NBA RESTART-FAMILIESLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — NBA coaches or other team staffers could have guests in the bubble later this month. The league shared final plans for such additions with teams on Tuesday. last_img read more

Donegal restaurants savour success at Irish Hospitality Awards

first_imgFive local restaurants, pubs and hotels are celebrating outstanding award wins from the Irish Hospitality Awards, which were revealed last night.Monday’s event in Dublin saw four Donegal Town businesses and one Letterkenny team being recognised for their quality  food, service and achievements.Over 300 industry professionals attended the event to see which establishments stood out from the rest. There were 28 accolades presented to the deserving winners.The biggest local victors were Chandpur Restaurant in Donegal Town (pictured above), who won two titles – Best Restaurant Team and Restaurant of the Year Borders.The Silver Tassie Hotel crew claimed the Hotel Team of the Year prize.The award for Bed & Breakfast of the Year Borders went to The Gateway Lodge (Donegal Town), while the adjoining BLAS restaurant took home the award of Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year Borders. Located just down the road, the Reel Inn earned the title of Pub/Inn of the Year Borders.The Irish Hospitality Awards 2019 was hosted by the best-selling author, Andrea Hayes.The winners, who are chosen by members of the public, are a true reflection of the hard work, quality and impeccable customer service that is offered in the hospitality industry. The awards also showcased those individuals who continue to thrive and whose excellence has led them at the forefront of the industry.A Spokesperson for the Irish Hospitality Awards 2019 said: “The hospitality industry has grown significantly over the years and this has introduced new challenges to the professionals who work within the sector.  The customer expectations have been increased but these winners are the experts in meeting their customers’ needs and demands in the best possible way.”Donegal restaurants savour success at Irish Hospitality Awards was last modified: March 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:blasBusinesschandpur restaurantDonegal Townirish hospitality awardspubrestaurantsSilver Tassie HotelThe Gateway Lodgethe reel inlast_img read more

Low milk prices sending some dairy farmers out of business

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Nervous about the dramatic drop in milk prices, Ohio’s dairy farmers are leaving the business at a higher than usual rate.Every year, some farmers retire and give up their dairy licenses, but there’s been an uptick recently. In March 2018, there were 2,253 licensed dairy farms in Ohio — a drop of 59 farms in five months.“Farmers are deciding they can no longer dig any deeper into their equity to pay for what I call ‘the privilege of milking cows,’ ” said Dianne Shoemaker, Ohio State University Extension field specialist in dairy production economics.Profits for milk are low because the price that dairy farmers get paid for their milk has dipped in recent years. In 2014, dairy farmers nationwide basked in high prices. Worldwide demand was high, and the number of cows producing milk was comparatively low. Since then, milk prices have been steadily sliding, as have dairy farmers’ profits.Milk prices in 2014 averaged $23.16 per 100 pounds. So far this year the average is $14.43, a 38% drop. The supply of milk is outstripping the demand, by far, which is driving down the price.“There’s just so much excess milk right now, and it looks like that’s going to continue to be the case for a while,” Shoemaker said.In Wayne County, the state’s top dairy county, Rory Lewandowski, the county’s OSU Extension educator, is increasingly hearing about farmers selling their farms or their cows. And others are seeking out bank loans to continue operating.“Nobody is doing really well in this situation,” Lewandowski said. “Definitely people are depressed.”Some of the dairies in Mercer County that recently closed did so because making more of a profit would have required them to expand, purchase new buildings and modernize their milking equipment. The investment was too great a risk given the low prices, said Dennis Riethman, an OSU Extension educator in Mercer County. About a half dozen farms in that county recently closed.“And I anticipate there will be more within the next year,” Riethman said.Some Ohio dairy farmers are having to seek out new markets because Dean Foods, the second largest dairy company in the United States, has announced that beginning May 31, it will cut its contracts with 100 independent conventional dairy farmers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. Also, milk cooperatives as well as independent milk processors have sent out letters in the past two years dropping some dairy farmers due to low demand and an oversupply of milk on the market, Shoemaker said. Previously, farmers typically were only dropped from cooperatives when they produced poor quality milk.Dairy farmers no longer receive a bump up in pay for producing more milk in the fall, when the demand is typically highest and production lowest, Shoemaker said.Once a farmer leaves the dairy business, it’s not necessarily easy to get back in when the price of milk improves, Shoemaker said. That’s because the farmer has spent years, even decades, developing a productive herd of cows and replacement heifers, so if they are sold off, it can take just as long to get started again, she said.Or if a farmer sells off the milking herd and keeps the replacement heifers, there’s no income.“And you’ve got all these mouths to feed. That’s not usually an attractive option,” Shoemaker said.Dairy farmers can consider other ventures to make money on the farm, but the switch typically is not easy. A farmer raising field crops for a living needs to plant 1,000 to 2,000 acres to earn enough to rely solely on that income, and with low prices for corn and soybeans, that’s especially tough.While organic milk and other products have gained in popularity in recent years and typically offer higher profits than traditional milk, the organic milk cooperatives that take on the independent milk suppliers have no openings right now, Shoemaker pointed out.Like the price of anything, what goes down must come back up — at some point. Demand for milk will increase. Or supply will decrease. Or a combination of the two.“But,” Shoemaker said, “we’ve been waiting three years for that to happen.”last_img read more

Geocaching Year in Review

first_imgShare with your Friends:More [Click CC for subtitles][vsw id=”8RZf4zUjzck” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]Watch the new Geocaching Year in Review video to see the geocaching highlights of 2012.With geocaches found more than 68 million times in 2012, last year could be called the Year of “Found it.” And that’s just caches—thousands of geocachers spent Leap Day, International Geocaching Day and 12-12-12 attending events, meeting other geocachers, along with finding geocaches. We also watched our community grow to new heights as you shared the adventure of geocaching with friends and family.2012 Leap Day celebrationWe’re excited about what’s ahead in 2013. We’re approaching two million active geocaches. That’s two million adventures for you to explore almost anywhere in the world. You’ll also see advancements across and on the Geocaching apps. Check out the new video to see where we’ve been and where we’re headed – and tell us what’s on your geocaching wish list for 2013 below in comments.And don’t forget to log your “will attend” for the 2013 Geocaching Block Party on August 17 in Seattle!Subscribe to the Official YouTube channel for the latest tips and tricks in geocaching. Watch the more than 50 videos produced by on our video page. SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – January 18, 2012January 18, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Featured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”37 Ways to Spice Up Your GeocachingJuly 22, 2014In “Community”last_img read more

IT’S A REPEAT Facebook to add topicality to the newsfeed

first_imgFacebook, the popular social media site is reportedly updating its newsfeed feature to ensure that users do not miss the desirable stories of their friends. The update aims to display the right content at the right time thereby adding more topicality to the service being offered.As per the report the news was confirmed in Facebook’s blog post which noted “We have heard feedback that there are some instances where a post from a friend or a Page you are connected to is only interesting at a specific moment, for example when you are both watching the same sports game, or talking about the season premiere of a popular TV show. This means that posts that receive likes, comments and shares faster will be posted higher in the news feed.”So far Facebook has been keeping a track n the number of likes or comments on a particular post but as a part of update it will also monitor the time of the activity and trending topics to make the news feed more interesting.last_img read more

9 months ago​Leicester linked with Bristol City midfielder Brownhill

first_img​Leicester linked with Bristol City midfielder Brownhillby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City are being linked with Josh Brownhill from Bristol City.The 23-year-old midfielder is wanted by two other Premier League clubs – Bournemouth and Brighton.According to the Mercury, he is seen as someone who could add a bit of energy and quality to the Leicester midfield.And he has been the standout player for Bristol in the Championship, netting three goals and laying off two assists for the team who are in seventh place.He does have a deal until 2021, which means Bristol will ask for a sizeable fee, especially if they have to lose him midseason. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

7 hours agoJuventus defender Bonucci: De Ligt will be best in the world

first_imgJuventus defender Bonucci: De Ligt will be best in the worldby Carlos Volcano8 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has jumped to the defence of Matthijs de Ligt.Indeed, he says the Dutchman can become the best in the world.”De Ligt’s fate is already decided,” Bonucci told Tuttosport.“He’s struggling like we all did, but he should be left alone. He has the quality to become, if not the best, one of the best defenders in the world.“He’s made mistakes, like I did in the past and anyone in general: it’s inevitable.“Wearing this shirt puts pressure on you and he’s doing it at just 20 years old, defending zonally after having spent his entire career marking man-to-man.“It’s only a matter of time. Even against Lokomotiv Moscow, he had a very good game.“He’s only human too. But, with experience, he will become the best defender in the world.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

University Of Nebraska Cheerleader Found Dead

first_imgA photo of the outside of Nebraska's Memorial Stadium.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 29: General view of the stadium before the game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Purdue Boilermakers at Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)We’ve got some awful news out of Lincoln, Nebraska this week. A cheerleader for the Cornhuskers named Brianna Anson was found dead Tuesday of what police are calling a “suspected suicide” after a fall from a parking garage. She was a third-year student, according to the New York Daily News.Wednesday afternoon, the school issued a statement on the matter. The University of Nebraska Athletics family is deeply saddened with the passing of Brianna Anson, a valued member of our Spirit Squad and student at UNL. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, loved ones and fellow Spirit Squad members and staff.The UNL community hurts today to know we have lost one of our own. It is our sincere hope at this difficult time that everyone will take care of and support one another.There’s also been an outpouring of support on social media for Anson’s friends and family.My heart goes out to the Nebraska Athletics family and the family of Brianna Anson. We may not know Gods plan, but we do know he has one.— Taylor Mills (@Taymm11) October 28, 2015Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting their own battle. My heart hurts for Brianna Anson and her friends and family.— lindsAy (@lindsayfear) October 29, 2015Our thoughts and prayers are with anyone affected by this terrible tragedy.last_img read more