2015 I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest To get a preview of what to expect this harvest season, the Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal team will once again go on the I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour presented by Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers. On the tour, two teams of farmers, agronomists and OCJ/OAN staff will be crisscrossing I-75 and I-71 reporting crop conditions and yield estimates on August 12 and 13. The teams start in the north in Williams and Medina Counties and meet at the end in Clinton County. Over the two days, each team will sample a representative corn and soybean field in 20 counties (for a total of 40 counties over the two days).The groups will be estimating yields and overall conditions for corn fields and the conditions and yield potential of soybean fields. We will be updating the results on the go online at ocj.com, so check back regularly on our progress. Coverage will also include photos, videos and radio broadcasts of tour highlights. The results will be posted in the September issue of Ohio’s Country Journal as well.I-75 Team Includes:John Leif, Agro-Culture Liquid FertilizersScott Labig, Darke County farmerJ.D. Bethel, Ohio State University Extension research associate who manages research trials around the stateGreg McGlinch, Darke County farmer and Wright State Lake Campus Ag Program CoordinatorMatt Reese, Ohio’s Country JournalI-71 Team Includes:Josh Yoder, Union County farmerJustin Blackstone, Premier Environmental Liquids LLCBart Johnson, Ohio’s Country Journal, Delaware County farmerTy Higgins, Ohio Ag NetMatt Hutcheson, Seed Consultants, Inc. agronomistSee results from the I-71 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #1See results from the I-75 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #1See results from the I-75 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #2See results from the I-71 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #2last_img

Stop Focusing on Cryptocurrencies Problems. Consider its Future.

first_imgTony Scherba is the president and a founding partner of Yeti LLC, a product-focused development and design studio in San Francisco. While critics and proponents trade jabs, cryptocurrency continues its steady march forward.Individual cryptocurrency coins will remain volatile in 2019.The individual cryptocurrencies will remain volatile in 2019 and beyond, but the game-changing power of the technology as a whole can’t be denied. Sure, those trying to make a quick buck in a deregulated market might have clouded the waters recently. But as the crypto landscape takes shape, doubters will see that crypto is destined to succeed.Creating Lasting ValueNew research from Satis Group shows that crypto trading volume will increase by 50 percent this year. That’s enough to overtake the trading volume of corporate debt in the U.S.Short-term coins will come and go, but smart companies will increase their use of crypto for things such as supply chain tracking. These uses of cryptocurrency in other business and commerce settings — and not quick coin exits — will drive long-term value for the currency.Businesses and their leaders should pay more attention to these use cases to discover new ways their organizations can find value in crypto. In the quest to make the best use of emerging technology, the winners are rarely the ones on the sidelines — and the crypto game is no exception.The Bubble Is DeadPeople remembered the big bitcoin crash early in 2018, and they’re now wary of thinly veiled cash grabs hidden behind initial coin offerings (ICOs). Businesses seem to have followed suit. With last year’s market collapse, large companies that previously dipped their toes into the crypto-pool — think Morgan Stanley or Citigroup — have seen those projects stall. In the long term, this deflation of speculative hype is a good thing.The technology behind the coins will stick around, however, and audiences will become more interested in crypto technologies with real-world value and staying power.The bumpy road toward crypto acceptance should surprise no one. It takes time for general audiences to accept any new technologies. Crypto is hazier, perhaps more misleading, but mostly less understood than most other tech fields.As popular as crypto has become, its star applications remain unknown for now. Businesses such as Spot are currently experimenting with new offerings and functions as a gateway into the world of crypto. When the killer use case for crypto comes, many users won’t even know that it’s the technology behind the curtain.Long Live Crypto LawsRegulators are normally slow to move on disruptive tech. With crypto putting so many dollars on the line, though, Washington can’t twiddle its thumbs forever.This year will likely see lawmakers introduce new waves of crypto legislation. If they’re structured properly, new rules could help the industry by pushing bad players out. Good laws will clamp down on sketchy ICOs and clean up some of the suspicions that surround crypto today.Some lawmakers have already begun the process. U.S. Reps. Warren Davidson of Ohio and Darren Soto of Florida introduced the bipartisan Token Taxonomy Act late last year. This Token Taxonomy Act operates to clarify crypto’s exemption from securities laws after it forms a functioning network. The new legislation will also define a “digital token,” paving the way for better laws regarding the technology moving forward.How to Get Ahead of the Crypto HypeWhen advocates tell companies to “get into crypto,” they don’t mean that businesses should start paying employees with Ethereum. Anyone looking to join the crypto movement and get the most out of this business opportunity can follow a few basic guidelines:1. Don’t let the hype get to you.Crypto often makes news because of what it is, not because of what it does.Only understanding what a sector of business leads to tons of speculation and questionable informants using platforms of authority to mislead. Don’t listen to just anyone who claims to be a crypto expert. Those people who claim to be in the know, or who claim to have special expertise are targeting the massive forecasted increase in personal crypto investing this year.As has always been the case in new technological fields — an individual may or may not have any degree of intelligence or insight about how the technology actually works. Don’t get wooed by someone who has memorized some technical jargon.2. Focus on technology, not trading.Crypto and blockchain refer to distributed ledger technology. Essentially, the distributed ledger will allow the creation of secure public records of transactions.The fundamental truth of crypto is not that it’s magic money born of computers; it’s a distributed system of record that can, if applied properly, have beneficial benefits for all of its user in many different sectors of business. The distributed ledger can provide safety for purchasers, where read more

Dreamers stun Alab Pilipinas on last-second shot

first_imgIs Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion The Dreamers leaned on the clutch shooting of guard Lee Hsueh Lin, who made two pressure-packed triples inside the last 20 seconds, including the game-winning basket with only a second left.Lee finished with seven points, three rebounds and seven assists with zero turnovers. Tevin Glass led Formosa with 24 points, nine rebounds and five steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsGuard Ethan Alvano put Alab, who came back from as much as 15 points down in the third quarter, ahead by one, 72-71, with 6.1 ticks to go but the Filipinos just couldn’t get a stop on the other end.Renaldo Balkman carried much of the load with 27 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks with Alab’s other Puerto Rican reinforcement PJ Ramos getting tossed in the second quarter. Korean football prospect makes history with La Liga debut LATEST STORIES LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Ramos was furious after a non-call despite getting cut just above his left eye. He was ejected at the 8:27 mark with Alab trailing, 24-17.Caelan Tiongson also notched a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds while Alvano flirted with a triple-double with 11 points, eight rebounds and nine assists on top of two blocks.The loss had Alab slipping into a first-place tie with the Macau Black Bears at 6-2.The Dreamers, who lost to Alab, 86-72, in their first meeting this season in Sta. Rosa Laguna, stopped a two-game slide and improved to 8-4.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img Photo from ABLSan Miguel Alab Pilipinas took another heartbreaking loss this time, at the hands of the Formosa Dreamers, 73-72, in the 2019 Asean Basketball League at Changhua County Stadium in Taiwan.Formosa handed the Philippine side its second one-point defeat in three games. Alab lost to Malaysia, 72-71, on the road four days ago.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View commentslast_img

Heat wave ends smoky conditions persist in BC ahead of long weekend

first_imgVANCOUVER – A heat wave scorching British Columbia’s south coast has ended but poor air quality caused by smoke from raging wildfires continues to plague the southern half of the province.Environment Canada rescinded a special weather statement related to the prolonged heat wave, although warm temperatures in the mid to high 20s are forecast through the long weekend for the south coast.An air quality advisory that has spanned from eastern Vancouver Island to the Elk Valley on the Alberta border has now expanded as far north as Prince George.Smoky conditions are causing poor visibility and health risks to people with medical conditions, infants and the elderly.They’re being advised to stay indoors, ideally in air conditioned environments.The province’s air quality health index has reported a high risk rating for the Fraser Valley, Okanagan, Kamloops, most of Metro Vancouver, Squamish and Whistler.Air quality is expected to deteriorate in many regions into the weekend and there is no sign of rain to bring a reprieve.last_img

HAMILTONS KIERA LAIDMAN TAKES HOME A JOEY AWARD

first_imgAdvertisement Kiera won the award for her role in Un Piece, a short film about a brother and a sister who discover an old French film and try to re-create it in their living-room, for their single mother, despite not knowing about French culture.   Un Piece was directed and written by Kennedy Salloum and produced by Suzy Queen. Advertisement Facebook Twitter Advertisementcenter_img Kiera Laidman has appeared in commercials such as Indigo, OHIP and multiple short films such as Kavod, Open Source 2.0 and her upcoming project, a VR 360 film called Lily’s Day.Kiera has been acting since she was 8 years old and has trained with some of the top coaches in Toronto.This was Kiera’s first time at the Joey’s.  She was thrilled and happy to be honoured with this award.Kiera is represented by Glickman Alexander Management.By Darlene Morrison Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment HAMILTON’S KIERA LAIDMAN TAKES HOME A JOEY AWARD FOR BEST LEADING ACTRESS IN A STUDENT OR YOUTH MADE SHORT FILM 11-13 YEARS OLD! Hamilton’s Kiera Laidman took home the Joey Award for BEST LEADING ACTRESS IN A STUDENT OR YOUTH MADE SHORT FILM 11-13 YRS. OLD, this past weekend in Richmond, BC.She was nominated for four awards – Best Leading Actress in Student or Youth Made Short Film 11-13 yrs. old, Best Actress in a Commercial 11 yrs. Old, Best Supporting or Principal Actress in Short film 10-12 yrs., and Best Featured Actress in a Commercial 11 yrs. old.last_img

LNG arrives for JPS Bogue power plant

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMontego Bay, Jamaica, October. 23, 2016 –  The Government’s drive to bring cheaper and cleaner energy to the people of Jamaica has been advanced with the arrival of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) for the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) power plant in Bogue, St. James.  Supplied by New Fortress Energy, the shipment arrived at the Port of Montego Bay aboard the feeder ship Anthony Veeder on October 22.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of JPS, Kelly Tomblin, said the introduction of LNG as part of the energy mix represents “a historic milestone for Jamaica” as the nation pursues “energy diversification and the expansion of its energy sector”.  Ms. Tomblin, who was at the Montego Bay port for the ship’s arrival, said New Fortress has pumped US$750 million into the construction of the LNG terminal.  She said that natural gas will play a key role in transforming the energy sector, while supporting industrial development and economic growth. “We are definitely on the threshold of great things for Jamaica and the region,” Ms. Tomblin added.Just a year ago, New Fortress Energy signed an agreement with JPS to supply LNG for Jamaica’s 120-megawatt power plant in Bogue. Earlier this year, the plant was converted to run on gas as well as Automotive Diesel Oil (ADO).   JPS and New Fortress Energy have also signed an agreement to extend the supply of gas to Jamaica to the new 190-megawatt power plant at Old Harbour Bay, St. Catherine. New Fortress Energy has agreed to privately finance and develop the infrastructure necessary to deliver LNG to the new Old Harbour plant.Meanwhile, Project Manager at the Port Authority of Jamaica, Keith Mitchell, said the agency is pleased to have done its part in facilitating the arrival of the vessel and to provide the infrastructure for the cargo to be unloaded.  “The LNG diversification project has resulted in the Authority fast-tracking its master plan for the development of the Port of Montego Bay into a modern facility with separate berths dedicated to cargo operations and cruise shipping,” he pointed out.“We are also delighted to have been able to facilitate and enable the realisation of a national objective, which has been in the pipeline for a number of years.  This project is of national importance and is part of the Government’s drive to bring cheaper energy to the Jamaican people,” he added.He informed that the Port Authority leased the lands to New Fortress for infrastructural works to enable the weekly arrival of LNG to be offloaded, converted and channelled for use at the Bogue Power Plant.   “This investment has the potential to significantly reduce energy costs and thus drive economic development and job creation and promote the wide industrial application of LNG,” Mr. Mitchell further explained.“It will also see the facilitation of cruise and cargo vessels using LNG as well as the exportation of the product to other regional countries,” he added.  He noted that with the weekly docking of the LNG vessel coupled with the increased home-porting activities, there is need for the development of new port infrastructure, and a new dedicated cargo berth for docking containers and liquid bulk (fuels) vessels.  “There are indeed numerous opportunities for Jamaica to benefit,” Mr. Mitchell added. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img

Gone in 90 seconds IAF pilots narrate the story of Balakot strikes

first_imgIndian Air Force Mirage 2000 fighters taking off.PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty ImagesThe Indian Airforce’s deadliest operation against terrorists in Balakot, Pakistan, was “over within 90 seconds,” one of the pilots who took part in the operations has reportedly said. The secrecy of the covert strikes was maintained to such an extent that even the close family members were not told about the operation. Mirage-2000 aircraft of the Indian Airforce (IAF) carried out precision strikes and destroyed the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) camp in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s province after the terrorist group claimed the responsibility of killing 40 CRPF jawans in Pulwama on  February 14, 2019.Hindustan Times reported that even the wives of the pilots involved in the operations were unaware. One of the pilots said:  “It was over in 90 seconds; we released the weapon and we turned back. No one, not even my close family knew.” He further added “Next day, when news broke, my wife asked me whether I was part of the attack. I kept quiet and slept off.”Giving further details of the operation, another IAF pilot said: “We flew a lot of Combat Air Patrols (CAP) mostly along Line of Control (LoC).”Notably, this was a ploy to engage Pakistan’s air defences while flying numerous CAPs along the LoC. Just when Pakistan’s air defence systems were looking for any attack from Indian CAPs, Mirage-2000 jets carried out one of the most courageous strikes. The pilot also said that he got an indication just before 48 hours when the IAF has increased the number of sorties.”We knew something was happening, but no one had a clear picture. The number of sorties had increased manifold. Many of us were flying multiple sorties,” the second pilot said who is serving as Squadron leader in IAF. An Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 fighter jet prepares to touch down at the Agra-Lucknow highway during a touchdown operational exercise by the Indian Air Force at Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh on October 24, 2017. [Representational Image]Getty ImagesHe further added: “While previous CAPs and sorties were without weapons, on [February] 25 at about 4 pm, the Spice-2000 [missiles] was loaded on to the Mirage 2000s. The specific coordinates of the terror training camp were fed into the weapon systems. We took off at 2 am that night.”Sukhoi-30s were put on standby to engage with enemy aircraft in case the Mirages were intercepted by Pakistan Airforce (PAF). The senior officials of IAF worked as per their daily schedule to avoid any tip-off about the attack. The IAF aircraft moved towards eastern part then took a longer route and to the complete success of the operation, they were not intercepted either by enemy batteries or the aircraft.last_img

Bapex GM wife sued on corruption charges

first_imgLogo of Anti Corruption Commission. File photoThe Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday filed a case against general manager (Accounts & Finance) of Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Limited (Bapex) AKM Anwarul Islam and his wife Farida Yeasmin for amassing huge illegal wealth, reports UNB.ACC deputy director Mohammad Helal Uddin Sharif filed the case with Ramna model police station accusing the couple of amassing wealth worth Tk 11.09 million illegally, ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told UNB.The case was filed under sections 26 (2) and 27 (1) of the ACC Act 2004 and section 109 of the Penal Code.According to the case statement, Farida Yeasmin started submitting tax returns since the fiscal year of 2005-06.She submitted information of wealth worth Tk 4.98 million from 2005-06 to 2015-16 fiscal years and spent Tk 622,312 during the period.But the ACC found that Farida owns an asset of Tk 15.45 million which was not disclosed in the asset statement submitted to the commission.Anwarul Islam abetted her in providing false information aiming to hide the wealth information.last_img

Washington DC Metro Area Career Fair

first_imgTop employers hiring for Sales, Customer Service, Retail, Financial Services, Management, IT and Government positions will be available at the Washington D.C. Metro Area Career Fair.  Professional Dress is required and bring additional copies of resume. Admission is free. This event will be held on July 20 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel, 999 9th Street. For more information, visit eventbrite.com.last_img