Home Indiana Agriculture News Hoosier Ag This Week: Bipartisan Push to Finish USMCA, Farm Health and… Hoosier Ag This Week: Bipartisan Push to Finish USMCA, Farm Health and Safety Week, and Volatile Markets SHARE Previous articleSec. Perdue Statement on Administrative Actions to Streamline H-2A ProcessNext articleChinese Delegation Heads Home Early Eric Pfeiffer By Eric Pfeiffer – Sep 21, 2019 Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Hoosier Ag This Week: Bipartisan Push to Finish USMCA, Farm Health and Safety Week, and Volatile MarketsSecretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and former U.S. Secretaries of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Dan Glickman, and John Block hold a joint press conference regarding their support of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) at the United States Department of Agriculture on Thursday, September 19, 2019. USDA photo by Tom WithamThis is Hoosier Ag This Week, a recap of the week in agriculture and the markets. How did mid-level trade talks with China and the volatile crude market impact ag commodities? Bob Utterback with Utterback Marketing Services weighs in. We also have the latest Indiana Farm Forecast with Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin’s. Rain is moving in this weekend. This is Farm Health and Safety week, we have safety tips for handling, transporting, and storing manure. Gary Truitt reports on the growing stress levels of farmers, the increasing number of suicides in the industry, and ways to combat it. The Forbes AgTech Summit was in downtown Indy this week with Indiana ag entrepreneurs getting the opportunity to meet with investors, and there was a bipartisan push to move the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement across the finish line. The bipartisan push, though, is not coming from Congress. It’s coming from Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue and his predecessors.Tune in now to Hoosier Ag This Week!
to go further News BangladeshAsia – Pacific Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention RSF_en Reporters Without Borders condemns the threats that have been made against two Bengali-language dailies in the past three days. An Islamist group has accused Prothom Alo editor Matiur Rahman of blasphemy, while Dainik Shamokal editor Golam Sarwar has been threatened with death if he continues to cover an opposition party leader’s recent disappearance.“We urge the government and judicial authorities to guarantee the safety and independence of media and journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “An investigation must be carried out to identify the person responsible for the death threat to Sarwar, and the justice system must not tolerate the use of blasphemy accusations for political purposes.“The blasphemy law currently in effect is blocking the full development of freedom of information and expression. As long as press offences are criminalized, journalists and news media will continue to be vulnerable to the judicial actions that are brought against them and will be forced, sometimes under threat, to censor themselves.”Fazlul Huq Amini, the head of the Islami Ain Bastobayon Committee (Islamic Constitution Application Committee), yesterday accused Prothom Alo of promoting anti-Islamic views and of “conspiring against Muslims.”Threatening legal action against the newspaper, the group said it should be closed and banned, and accused its editor, Rahman, of involvement in a plot against Islam and national sovereignty. Prothom Alo is often accused of blasphemy and many legal actions gave been brought against its editor in the past.The death threat against Sarwar was made in an anonymous phone call to Dainik Shamokal’s headquarters on 23 April. The caller objected to its coverage of the disappearance of Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Ilias Ali, who is believed to have been kidnapped on 17 April. He also told the newspaper to stop covering the negotiations taking place between the government and opposition with the aim of finding Ali.Fearing for his life, Sarwar filed a complaint with the police. The newspaper also reported the threats that Sarwar and his staff have received to the interior minister, the police inspector general, the head of the Dhaka metropolitan police and other police officials. RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage February 26, 2021 Find out more February 22, 2021 Find out more BangladeshAsia – Pacific Organisation Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Bangladesh May 19, 2021 Find out more News April 26, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Death threats and reprisals against two Bengali-language dailies Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists News Receive email alerts News
RSF_en March 16, 2016 – Updated on March 21, 2016 RSF calls for thorough investigation of bombing at journalist’s home Receive email alerts RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Help by sharing this information May 12, 2021 Find out more It was the first time that a media professional has been the target of an act of violence of this kind in Burma.“We are very concerned so see media freedom’s enemies crossing this threshold,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “We take note of the initial measures adopted by the security forces and we urge them to redouble efforts to identify and catch this attack’s perpetrators and instigators. A strong message must be sent to those who target news providers, in order to prevent a climate of impunity and an ensuing climate of violence and self-censorship.” Based in Sittwe, the capital of Arakan, RIA has often been the target of threats, especially on social networks, ever since its creation in August 2015. RIA’s journalists have been warned on Facebook that “your time is near.” A message posted after the explosion said: “This was only a warning and more attacks are coming.” In Viber and Facebook discussion groups, a price of “20 lakhs” (27,000 euros) has been put on the heads of RIA’s two leading journalists. The bomb went off in the garden of Min Min’s home at around 11:20 p.m. on 10 March. No one was hurt, but only by chance. The police protected the house until the next morning.The local authorities said the Arakan Army, an armed separatist group, may have been behind the bombing even if it has not claimed responsibility. RIA said it thought its investigative reported prompted the attack.Ever since the clashes between the local Buddhists and Muslims groups in Arakan state in June 2012, many Burmese and foreign journalists have been subjected to intimidation and even prevented from working freely.After discussing the problems resulting from the lack of information about the violence, the European Parliament adopted a resolution in June 2013 calling for journalists to be given unrestricted access to sensitive regions of Burma such as Arakan state, where people of Rohingya origin are in the majority.Read the report entitled “Crisis in Arakan state and new threats to freedom of information” that RSF published in June 2012.Burma is ranked 144th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2015 World Press Freedom Index. News News MyanmarAsia – Pacific US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture News May 31, 2021 Find out more News Organisation May 26, 2021 Find out more Related documents RIA press release with picturesPDF – 6.86 MB Follow the news on Myanmar MyanmarAsia – Pacific to go further Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Burmese authorities to do everything possible to arrest and prosecute all those who had anything to do with last week’s bomb explosion at the home of Min Min, the chief editor of the Root Investigative Agency (RIA), in the troubled western state of Arakan.
ABC News(NEW YORK) — A new storm system is about to slam California with heavy rain and heavy snow.Numerous flash flood watches have been posted for burn scar areas in the northern part of the state all the way to just outside of Los Angeles and San Diego.A winter storm warning has been issued for the Sierra Nevada mountain range for multiple feet of snow. A high wind warning has also been issued for coastal California, including the San Francisco Bay area.The heaviest rain will arrive in San Francisco down to Santa Barbara on Wednesday night around midnight local time. Flash flooding and mudslides, especially in those areas scorched by wildfires, are the biggest threat.Heavy rain will continue in the coastal mountains of Southern California into Thursday evening. Flash flooding is expected there, especially in the recent burn scar areas resulting from the Woolsey Fire.Heavy snow will spread into the Rockies on Thursday afternoon with rain possible in the deserts of Arizona and Nevada.Over the next 48 hours, some areas in southern and central California could see 2 to 4 inches of rain. More than 30 inches of snow is possible in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.Meanwhile, numerous winter weather advisories and a winter storm warning continue for the Northeast as a storm system pulls out and lake effect snow continues behind it.Up to 20 inches of snow fell in Vermont on Tuesday, with New Hampshire seeing as much as 16.5 inches and northern New York receiving 16 inches.As the slow-moving storm system moves out of the Northeast, gusty winds over the Great Lakes will produce more lake effect snow from Pennsylvania to New York.An additional half a foot of snow is possible locally in western New York and into northern New England. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Data is being used to transform almost every industry, and in financial services alone, banks are sitting on a goldmine of data. Big Data. Which comes fast, in big numbers, and in all flavors and colors. They obviously own a lot of internal data, both structured and unstructured: from transactions, e-mail logs, loan portfolios, website clickstreams or risk assessments.When these are mixed with external data, even richer insights follow. Like the information coming from social media, the smart grid or even weather reports. Just imagine what kind of customized services an insurance bank could offer if they leverage insights from mobile geo-location data.Yet many banks still mostly focus on internal processes, on operational efficiency, on cleaning up legacy systems or on responding to regulatory requirements. These measures may be essential, but banks will have to move beyond them. This is because their business models are being disrupted, as we speak, by competitors coming from the most unexpected sides.They are no longer players just like them, with legacy systems to upkeep, rules to follow and margins to think of—they are young wolves with one great idea, the digital savvy-ness to bring it cheap and fast to the consumer and nothing to lose. They are also coming from other markets, with a fresh, new view on what money really is, and how it should be handled. They are like Google in the launch of mobile wallet, PayPal and the Bitcoin phenomenon, or the sharing economy with its ‘crowd fund’ projects on peer-to-peer platforms.To survive this revolution, banks have to use their latest asset, information, to understand how they can serve their customers in the best way. They can do this in two ways:1. By using data to fight cyber crime and win the consumers’ trust back: tracking events in real time for anomalies, offering behavioral authentication or ‘reading’ content in chat forums to uncover new fraud methods.2. By using data to drive a 360 degree, customer-centric approach: recognizing them immediately on any channel, offering them a better mobile experience or enabling a far-reaching analysis of their customers’ spending behavior and how it impacts their savings.Many banks will face big challenges before they can tap into the power of Big Data. Too many data silos, spread over too many departments (57% of respondents in a Capgemini study) and the shortage of people that are skilled in data analytics (40% of respondents in a Capgemini study) being the most important ones. But more and more seem to understand that Big Data is no longer “just an option”. 90% of North American financial institutions for instance think that successful big data initiatives will define the winners of the future.So, the real question is: will you be one of those winners?
The man identified as the prime suspect in the murder of 27-year-old footballer Prince Toby Wleh is reportedly on the run from justice.Kayee Dargbe, 27, of New Kru Town left his residence after information leaked that he was being sought by police for questioning, the Daily Observer learnt Sunday, March 9.He reportedly sold personal items, including a television set to a neighbor for L$2,000 (US$24).According to a police source, Dargbe’s name was leaked by two men — the gun owner and his associate — who are presently in police custody.Our source revealed that the gun owner’s associate turned himself in to the police and said since the murder of Prince Wleh last weekend, “his conscience had been bothering him”.The associate reportedly told police that he had been in possession of the gun when the owner called and instructed him to give the weapon to the three men who allegedly carried out the murder.The associate said he delivered the gun to the men as instructed by the owner. The three men then asked him (the associate) to go along with them because “something big” was involved.The Daily Observer learned the suspect claimed he refused to go along with the three men, but “delivered the gun to them as instructed by the owner.”He said he removed three of the four bullets from the gun. When the three men returned the gun sometime later, however, it was empty.The associate said when the news broke that night and the next day that Prince Toby Wleh (Solaris) had been shot and killed, he knew who had done it.He also claimed he did not know the reason behind the killing of Prince Toby Wleh.“He said his conscience bothered him so much afterwards that he had no option but to go to the nearby Police Depot, in Tweh Farm, and report himself,” the source said.The owner of the weapon, whose name was not given to the Daily Observer, was also identified and Police took him into custody.Kayee Dargbe’s father, Hixen Dargbe, who works with Interburgor of Monrovia, told the Daily Observer at his New Kru Town residence on Sunday, March 9, that his son had been living on his own for the last five years.Mr. Dargbe admitted Kayee had been involved in violent activities, which had compelled him to ask his son not to come around the rest of his family.“I have younger children and I don’t want his bad character to affect them,” Mr. Dargbe said.He also said his son has been a bodybuilder and has gotten the nickname ‘Like-a-Blow’ in the community.“The last time I heard anything from him was when his landlord came to me saying that his rent money was finishing,” he said, adding, “I told the landlord he is a man on his own.”He said his son works as a motorbike rider, and has been living with his (unidentified) fiancée in the Funday area of New Kru Town.Prince Toby Wleh was shot and killed last Friday night and four mobile phones were found on his body.The victim’s family has been devastated, not knowing why he was murdered. Known as ‘Solaris,’ he was expected to have been awarded as the Most Valuable Player and Highest Scorer on March 2, following the conclusion of a community tournament sponsored by Rep. Edward Forh.So far, of the three suspects, only Dargbe has been identified. The other two suspects are still at large.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Summer campSt. Mary’s club Convoy in conjunction with Foróige and the North West Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force will be hosting a 3 day summer camp for 14 and 15 year old boys and girls focusing on alcohol and drug education. The programme is about providing young people with a safe environment in which they can discuss attitudes, beliefs and opinions about drugs, and gives them the opportunity to develop and enhance their life skills to deal with situations that may arise in the future and make positive decisions that will improve their overall health and well being.The programme will take place in St. Mary’s Club House on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the 12th, 13th and 14th of July from 11am to 3pm.The day will include group discussions, role play, and games. It will be a fun way to approach this specific area which most parents fear that will impact in their children’s lives at some point in the future either directly or indirectly.The programme is free and there is no cost. Just ask the young people to bring a lunch. Places are limited so it is essential if your young person is interested to book their place immediately.Contact Sarah (Health and Wellbeing Officer) on 086 0686373 or send a personal message to St.Marys GAA page.This programme is open to every young person ages 14 or 15 and they do not need to be involved in GAA or be from the Convoy area to attend.Lotto 5/7/16KE LD GY MN, 2 people matched 3 counties, Ciaran Gallagher from Raphoe, and Eileen O’Donnell from Convoy. Jackpot next week €4550.Club newsUnderage training is now on summer break. Thanks to all our Coaches who have gave their time and commitment all year. A big thank you to all who helped in anyway at end of year Blitz on Friday evening.U 12 girls are hosting Blitz on Saturday at home and again we will be calling on our coaches to help out. U 16 boys have a match on Monday at home- check Facebook page for details.Senior men and ladies training continues as normalHard luck to our Senior men and reserve men who lost out to Carndonagh.FundraiserThe club will be having a Guess the Score fundraiser for the upcoming Ulster final. It will be €1 a guess with 20 lines on a sheet. €100 prize for correct/nearest score. One sheet per family in the club will be distributed early in the week. We appreciate your continued support. Please return all sheets and money by FridayGood luck to Donegal Seniors and Minors in the Ulster FinalGAA NEWS: ST. MARY’S CONVOY HOSTING EDUCATIONAL SUMMER CAMP FOR TEENAGERS was last modified: July 11th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:convoysaint marys club
The Raiders got rid of a player for the second straight day, waiving free-agent punter Colby Wadman from UC Davis on Friday.Get Raiders news in your inbox. Sign up now for the free Raiders HQ newsletter.Wadman’s exit wasn’t a surprise, especially after Oakland drafted University of Florida punter Johnny Townsend in the fifth round of the NFL Draft last month. Wadman was the lone punter on the roster after Pro Bowler Marquette King was released on March 30 and before Townsend was drafted.Wad …
Ideally, science should be non-partisan and stay out of politics. That ideal is not always met, as the following recent stories illustrate.The intellectual president: New Scientist published a commentary, “Hail to the intellectual president,” by Chris Mooney, author of The Republican War on Science. Opening line: “If you liked George W. Bush, it wasn’t because of his brain.” Ronald Reagan, John McCain and Sarah Palin were other targets labeled anti-intellectual in the article, along with McCarthy and Eisenhower. Obama, by contrast, is “the intellectual president,” in his opinion. “With the coming of Barack Obama to the presidency, the phrase ‘sea change’ is not too strong,” Mooney wrote. “If Obama’s message about the importance of science makes its way through even this medium, he will have changed America more than we can possibly calculate,” he said in conclusion. “The goal must be nothing less than to break the cycle – to make intellectualism a permanent value of American culture. A two-term presidency would help.” New Scientist did not offer any Republican a chance for rebuttal, but The New Atlantis did; Yuval Levin wrote a lengthy essay in December 2008 about the uneasy and often contradictory historical relationships between secular progressives and science, and how those tensions play out today.Pay the policy piper: The May 15 issue of Science included a news item on the 2010 budget by Dan Charles, Jocelyn Kaiser, Eli Kintisch, and Erik Stokstad.1 Science lobbyists have cheered President Barack Obama’s arrival at the helm of the U.S. ship of state for a host of reasons. One is the impressive scientific credentials of the new Administration’s initial appointments. The list generally begins with Steven Chu, a physics Nobelist, and includes science adviser John Holdren, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration head Jane Lubchenco, and the co-chairs of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, medicine Nobelist Harold Varmus and genomics wizard Eric Lander. Another is Obama’s repeated promise to “restore science to its rightful place.” That’s code for reversing the regulatory policies of the Bush years that seemed to ignore or distort the scientific analyses on which they were supposed to be based. And just last month, Obama received an ovation from the members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) by calling for 3% of the country’s economy to be devoted to research, an unprecedented level of public and private spending on science.The authors offered their advice on how the President can navigate treacherous waters and remain on the good side of the scientific community. Since the policies they promoted are federally funded, nobody asked whether this represents a conflict of interest.Rebuttal: Louis E. Thompson, an MIT alumnus, wrote a rebuttal to a Science’s March 20 essay by Kurt Gottfried and Harold Varmus that “The Enlightenment Returns” with the election of President Obama. In his letter to the editor in the May 15 issue of Science,2 Thompson wrote “Politics Still in Play.” He disagreed with their assessment that the Obama policy on science ensures “that scientific data is never distorted or concealed to serve a political agenda.” He pointed to two recent examples of political expedience and earmarks that benefit politicians. Thompson allowed that some parts of the Enlightenment may have returned, but “Political convenience remains,” he said.The flip side of “political” science is that ignoring the political element in a research story can sometimes distort the conclusions. In Science May 15,3 26 researchers analyzed the cholera crisis in Africa, particularly in Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The article focused on remediation techniques of cholera epidemics, especially vaccination. They disputed the strategy that vaccination is ineffective when an outbreak has already occurred: “this dogma is based on a single analysis that assumed that outbreaks are self-limited and short-lived, in contrast to cholera in Zimbabwe, which has been raging since mid-2008.” The article said nothing, though, about the dictatorial regime of Robert Mugabe, whose policies that have wrecked the economy and destroyed access to health services and clean water are arguably the biggest factors in why the outbreak of this largely controllable disease occurred in the first place.1. Dan Charles, Jocelyn Kaiser, Eli Kintisch, Erik Stokstad, “The 2010 Budget: Navigating Treacherous Waters,” Science, 15 May 2009: Vol. 324. no. 5929, pp. 864-866, DOI: 10.1126/science.324_864b.2. Louis E. Thompson, letters to the Editor, “Politics Still in Play,” Science, 15 May 2009: Vol. 324. no. 5929, p. 880, DOI: 10.1126/science.324_880a.3. Bhattacharya et al, “Public Health: The Cholera Crisis in Africa,” Science, 15 May 2009: Vol. 324. no. 5929, p. 885, DOI: 10.1126/science.1173890.Though there are blessed exceptions among many individual hard-working scientists who try to remain unbiased, we need to recognize that the scientific institutions are partisan political activists, just like labor unions. Money, the mother’s milk of politics, has corrupted their objectivity. Want to stop cholera and hunger? Spread democracy and Judeo-Christian moral values. Support Christian organizations like World Vision and Samaritan’s Purse that dig wells and teach indigenous peoples about clean water and productive farming techniques. Influence leaders of democratic countries to oust the evil dictators like Robert Mugabe and Kim Jong Il, who live in ridiculous opulence while reducing their people to starvation and disease, and their otherwise-productive land and people to ruin and despair.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
SharePrint Related13 Years Lisboa — Bryan Roth’s Trip to a Portugal Mega-EventJuly 23, 2013In “Community”5 Lackeys. Approximately 7,000 geocachers. Moin moin!June 25, 2019In “Community”Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsAugust 12, 2011In “Community” Bryan, Hydee, Nicolas and DylanSome people find much more than just cache containers when they’re introduced to geocaching. Geocachers may discover parks they never knew existed, the hidden history of their community or even the sting of stepping in poison ivy. But some geocachers wander into something else. They’re lucky enough to find the person they’ll marry.It happens. It happened to one of the founders of Geocaching.com. Bryan Roth attended a geocaching event ten years ago today. Fellow founder Jeremy Irish encouraged Bryan to attend.Bryan says, “This was the first of 41 total geocaching events that I’ve attended so far. Jeremy had suggested that I attend and I figured it’d be a great opportunity to meet some members of the local geocaching community. I really didn’t know what to expect but, of course, that day has changed my life forever.”What happened next may have been one of first cases of geo-love. The event’s name was innocent enough. It was called Washington Geocaching Potluck & Quilting Bee.Event in 2001 where Bryan and Hydee met (Hydee far left of picture)Bryan’s “will attend” log read, “I will be there (with chocolates).” Bryan says he wasn’t fishing for love with those chocolates, “Not at all. At the time, I don’t think I was even looking for a date. I was only thinking about meeting geocachers and getting more involved with the local community.”But Bryan says he soon met a geocacher named Hydee and her son Dylan. He remembers his first thought, “Yeah [my first thought was] – she looks like trouble. I was right, of course. ;)”She later told Bryan the chocolates helped cement her intuitions that he was the right person for her. She loves chocolate.Jon Stanley, Moun10Bike, hosted the event where Hydee and Bryan first met. Jon says, “That event is actually where I first met Bryan. I didn’t know that the spark had been lit at that time, but I soon found out. Hydee and her friend CameraThyme kept referring to “AFM,” which stood for “Action Figure Man.” After a while I discovered that this was their code name for Bryan. Then all became clear!”The Roth’s 10 Year Anniversary geocoinHydee’s friend CameraThyme also played a key role. Bryan says, “Thanks to CameraThyme for letting me know that Heidi was single.”Bryan and Hydee would marry. Today they’re co -hosting a “10 Years Since They Met!” event in the Seattle area with Moun10Bike and Avroair. Nearly a hundred people are expected to attend.Bryan says, “I feel so fortunate to have met Hydee and adopted Dylan. Our youngest son Nicholas is almost six and I can’t believe what a wonderful ten years it has been for all of us. A really cool aspect of it is that many of the people at the event ten years ago will be there today, so it’s really an anniversary for all of us. We’ve built some wonderful friendships along the way and we have geocaching to thank for it.”Jon says Bryan and Hydee are lucky, geo-love can be a rare commodity, “I attend a fair amount of events, though, and while I’ve heard of people meeting through them, Bryan and Hydee are the only ones I personally can name who linked up as the result of an event, let alone stayed together happily for ten years!”Still want more love? Watch this video about others who met through geocaching.[vsw id=”aqFJvj22WBU” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]Share with your Friends:More