New Dairy Bar Items a Hit at Indiana State Fair

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE New Dairy Bar Items a Hit at Indiana State Fair Home Indiana Agriculture News New Dairy Bar Items a Hit at Indiana State Fair SHARE By Andy Eubank – Aug 16, 2019 Facebook Twitter Hours to enjoy the Indiana State Fair are ticking away, and that means the chance to enjoy the delicious dairy treats at the Dairy Bar is also winding down. Weather for the fair has been great, attendance has been outstanding, and that means business has been terrific for vendors, including the American Dairy Association, Indiana staff and volunteers at the Dairy Bar. This year they have new items on the menu, a new caramel coffee milkshake and Heartland Hoosier Hash, the newest grilled cheese sandwich creation.Assistant Dairy Bar manager Tony Williams described those items for HAT, and said they have been very popular this year:New-Dairy-Bar-Treats Previous articleAgriculture Needs to Know Climate Change is Top Issue Among Millennials on the HAT Friday Morning EditionNext articleChina Makes August U.S. Pork Purchase; More to Come After ASF Outbreak? Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Open Oxford goes into meltdown

first_imgCreated as an online space for members of the University to discuss their views of sensitive or controversial issues, Open Oxford now faces difficulties as a series of bans have led to questions about the administrators’ rights to impose limits on the subjects evoked.The group’s objective has been to “encourage vigorous but respectful discussion of any topic people are interested in.” Judging that a few of its members had strayed from this original line by posting what admins Jacob Williams, Alex McGann and Alex MQ called “in-jokes and frivolous humour” in their recent online explanation, several of its members were removed from the conversation.This removal of members is not a one-off, with the admins making it clear that in the future they “reserve the right to remove posts and ban members for abusive and off-topic posts.“Necessarily this will be somewhat arbitrary but so are all rules. We’ll try to warn people whenever possible before removing them, and we’re happy to readmit members who were removed if they agree to abide by these guidelines.”Reactions to this have divided the active users of the group, some of which decided to create Open Rebellion in response to Open Oxford’s meltdown.Sophia Nash explained this division, telling Cherwell, “The OOverlords have betrayed their loyal subjects. We have risen up in defiance of this dictatorship, to stand up for free speech in all its forms and because idk, we were bored.”The word “purge” was rapidly adopted by members of the group to describe the series of bans. According to Eleanor Sharman, “The admins may yet see the error of their ways, but any revocations of their Purge will now be too little, too late. Original Open Oxford has fallen.”Alex Doody, a third year German student currently on his year abroad also called for the admins of Open Oxford to resign. He told Cherwell, “Considering the entire raison d’être of Open Oxford as a group to facilitate Free speech, be that serious discussions, polls or even pure shitposting, an antidote to all these other proscriptive Facebook groups, I was initially shocked that a rogue admin would do this, and have become increasingly disgusted as it has become apparent that this may be a coordinated effort. “I am angry at the way admins have handled this and acted in a way of which Stalin would be proud, and see this as an affront to the very Principles OO was founded to defend. The Admins should resign in shame,” he claimed.Like the majority of members and former members of Open Oxford expressing their opinion on the meltdown of the group as a space for free discussion, Elrica Degirmen joined Doody in her statement to Cherwell. “This is an affront on the freedom of speech. Freedom of speech ensures that people are able to talk about topics that they want to discuss with others and there is no requirement to always debate “intellectual” subjects.“Anyone could have banned individuals who make posts on things they do not want to be reading about and indeed no one is obliged to be in the group. It is a great shame that the administrators of Open Oxford thought they could just remove people for arbitrary reasons but it was pleasing to see other members taking a stand against them through continuing their discussions on other related groups.”Some had a more positive attitude towards the removal of certain members, however, with Ed Mahoney telling Cherwell, “The removed people have a habit of ‘shitposting’ and spamming with unintellectual rubbish.” He added that they formed “a sort of clique which made it difficult for many to follow.”More on this story: OO Admins apologise for “purge”.Analysis: Politics and purges in cyberspacelast_img read more

My Preparedness Initiative

first_imgThe national My Preparedness Initiative (My PI) program provides students with extensive training to be better equipped in case of emergencies. In Georgia, the My PI program was funded by 4-H and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).“Training young people with My PI helps an entire community because they go out and work with other families to get them prepared for disaster situations. It’s like a ripple effect,” said Jazmin Thomas, Dougherty County University of Georgia Cooperative Extension 4-H agent and certified My PI Georgia instructor.Dougherty, Bryan, Gordon, Haralson, Jackson, Morgan, Turner and Wilcox counties offered the program.Georgia is no stranger to national disasters. Hurricane Michael hit the state hard in October 2018, Hurricane Irma struck in 2017, and hurricanes Matthew and Hermine were felt in 2016. A series of tornadoes also damaged south Georgia pecan production in 2017.To graduate from the program, students must complete three steps: (1) complete FEMA-certified Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training; (2) gain CPR and automatic external defribrillator certification and learn about specialized technology and career tracks; and (3) complete Prep+6, which requires students to work with their families and six other households to compile supply kits and create emergency plans.By participating in the Prep+6 part of the program, students could also serve as a resource for first responders in a time of disaster, according to Thomas.“There may be a situation where there is a power line down and first responders can’t get to a community,” she said. “This would allow kids to help their neighbors until professionals arrive.”Keri Hobbs, UGA Extension and 4-H specialist and My PI Georgia coordinator, says offering this training in different regions throughout Georgia allows students to be resources across the state.“The My PI Georgia instructor teams and youth cohorts are distributed in order to serve as pockets throughout the state to offer a network of support in a time of need,” Hobbs said.This strategy of distribution is also implemented at the national level. Since the states that offer a My PI program are widespread, it allows those resources to be scattered across the country.Georgia’s program is slightly different from other participating states in that community volunteers help county Extension agents lead the trainings. This enables the program to reach more youth with emergency preparedness training and to form stronger community instructor teams, Hobbs said.“We decided to team up our instructors with a volunteer so hopefully that community member could leverage even more people and resources that they have in their network,” she said.My PI Georgia instructor and Gordon County 4-H Agent Allie Griner feels better prepared to be the first county to offer the program because of the program’s community volunteer, fire chief Doug Ralston, who brought access to additional professional expertise, facilities and contacts to the program.“Because we had that partnership with the fire chief, it was easier to get off the ground,” Griner said. “It was exciting to be the first county to pioneer this program in Georgia, especially since emergency preparedness is so important.”Georgia’s My PI program was recognized as the national winner of  the Citizenship for Youth Development award from the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents. Georgia 4-H plans to continue offering the program in the future with a goal of graduating 125 students from the program this year.“I think you will see a lot more from Georgia My PI instructor trainings once we get more funding, and we hope we can offer another one in coming years,” said Hobbs.For more information about the My PI program and to read testimonials from teens who have completed the training, visit Follow them on Facebook at My PI Georgia.last_img read more

Preston v QPR line-ups: Three Rangers changes, youngster makes debut, PNE duo return

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Belgian youngster Ilias Chair makes his league debut for QPR at Deepdale.Chair, 20, comes in for the suspended Luke Freeman, while defender Alex Baptiste has been passed fit after shaking off a minor injury.Rangers, without a number of sidelined defenders, make three changes, with Pawel Wszolek and David Wheeler also starting.There is a place on the bench for forward Paul Smyth – a summer signing from Linfield. Jamie Mackie and Conor Washington are up front.Preston captain Tom Clarke starts for the first time since April and the home side have Ben Pearson back from suspension.Preston: Maxwell, Clarke, Pearson, Brown, Hugill, Gallagher, Fisher, Davies, Huntingdon, Robinson, Barkhuizen. Subs: Rudd, Boyle, O’Connor, Welsh, Pringle, Harrop, Horgan.QPR: Smithies, Baptiste, Robinson, Bidwell, Wszolek, Scowen, Luongo, Chair, Wheeler, Mackie, Washington. Subs: Lumley, Cousins, Manning, Smith, Goss, Smyth, Sylla.last_img read more

MH370: more possible Black Box pings detected

first_imgOcean Shield has reacquired what is believed to be the black box pingers from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which went missing on March 8.Joint Agency Co-Ordination Centre chief Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston announced that the Ocean Shield re-acquired the signals yesterday afternoon and held it for 5 minutes 32 seconds and again last night and held it for 7 minutes.The Ocean Shield has acquired the signal four times since Saturday.However Air Chief Marshal Houston said that while this was a “great lead” the search team needed to sight wreckage for absolute confirmation.The next stage is to triangulate the fixes and then launch the Bluefin 21 autonomous underwater vehicle to scan the bottom which is 4500m deep.“Hopefully in a matter of days we may be able to find wreckage on the bottom” said Air Chief Marshall Houston.He said that they have no idea how far the debris may have travelled but the search area for debris is now “a more manageable 75000 square kms.”The search for MH370 has intensified underwater and in the air yesterday.An Australian P3 Orion is deploying in the search area listening devices that have a hydrophone that is tethered on 300m of cable and sends any signals back to the plane.The towed pinger locator deployed by Ocean Shield is operated by a team from its maker Phoenix International.General manager Jim Gibson said the team was cautiously optimistic about the pings picked up.However, it was revealed the frequency detected was 33kHz, which is below the 37.5kHz the pingers are designed to emit.This shift could be attributed to the ocean depth of 4500m, a failing battery or damage to the unit and is within the range of past experience with the beacons.Ocean Shield also deployed runabouts with navy divers to investigate debris in the search area.Adding to evidence the search is in the right area, Inmarsat told London’s Daily Telegraph that the signals Ocean Shield recorded were in the area where the Boeing 777 made its final electronic contact with a satellite at 8.19am on March 8.AirlineRatings has learnt that a number of countries tracked MH370 across South-East Asia.Sources in Singapore confirmed the plane flew around Indonesia, possibly to try to avoid military radar but was picked up by radar in several countries.Sources suggest military intelligence had helped refine the flight plan calculations of the multinational search team.On Monday Australia’s Defence Minister David Johnston said the multinational team was “flat out trying to enhance the leads and to deliver up something more tangible”.Commenting on relationships between the multinational team, Senator Johnston said the co-operation was “absolutely first- class”.“This is a herculean task, ” he said.“We have at least several days of intense action ahead of us.“We are throwing everything at this.”last_img read more

Cover crops following wheat

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Considerations for planting cover crops after wheat in grain crop rotations are common this point in the season. With any cover crop, it is advisable to select a species with a given target in mind (surface erosion prevention, nutrient scavenging, N fixation, soil coverage, etc.).Grass species, like oats or ryegrass, are typically fast to establish and can provide soil coverage to reduce erosion. Some species (like oats) will typically winterkill, whereas other species are more hardy and may need to be controlled in the spring before or shortly after planting. Additionally, some grass species may be alternate hosts for some corn pests (fungal diseases, nematodes) and may not be the best choice to follow wheat and precede corn in the rotation.Some legume species (like vetches and crimson clover) may be able to tolerate August weather well if temperatures stay on the cooler side of average. These could provide N to corn next year if inoculated with rhizobia prior to planting, but may serve as an alternate host for soybean cyst nematode and should be avoided if soybeans are planned for next year. Other legumes (most other clovers) are poor hosts for soybean cyst nematode and could be a better option if rotating to soybean. Field pea may be another option as a legume, but if seeded in August it may not overwinter as compared to a mid-September seeding.Brassica species (like tillage radish) will establish well and help reduce winter annual weed populations if seeded early, and should produce large taproots to help aerate the soil. Because precipitation and temperatures can be variable this time of year, the use of a cover crop mixture may be advantageous to ensure at least one species succeeds in establishing in the field. For more information about different cover crops and planting methods, be sure to see Chapter 10 – Considerations for Using Cover Crops in the 15thedition of the Ohio Agronomy Guide (Bulletin 472) – Also refer to a small plot cover crop stand evaluation study available at crops after winter wheat can also be a source of forage for producers with livestock. Excellent options for August to early September plantings include oat, spring triticale, Italian ryegrass, forage brassicas (early August plantings and for grazing only). Be aware that Italian ryegrass can become a weed problem in grain crop rotations, so it may not be desirable where grain production is the main objective for the land.For more details including planting dates, planting rates, and expected forage yield and quality parameters for forage cover crops, refer to “Short Season Forages to Fill Supply Gaps for Dairy Farms”, DIBS 31-16 by Ohio State University Extension, available at The following article provides good information on using August planted oat for forage, refer to the Annual Forages section of the Ohio Agronomy Guide referred to above for more information on annual short-season forages.last_img read more

Google Goggles, Metaio, Bing AR: Today’s Top Stories in Augmented Reality

first_imgYour phone can translate foreign language text just by looking at it through Google Goggles. A South Korean telecom has released a product similar to Google Goggles. The social content Augmented Reality mobile browser junaio will have a new version released at SXSW next month and there’s now an 8 minute video from TED available detailing Microsoft’s plans for Bing, including Augmented Reality.Augmented Reality (AR), the practice of displaying data on top of our view of the world around us, is hot stuff. Below are the top stories on AR from around the web over the past 24 hours, selected with help from OneSpot. Watch this space: ReadWriteWeb will be releasing a research report on the use of AR for marketing very soon.Google Demos New Translation Functionality For Google GogglesGeek Sugar“We’ve been able to translate languages with the help of Google Translate for a while now, but this new function within Google Goggles (which I’m already a big fan of) kind of blows my mind.” metaio @ SXSW 2010Augmented Reality BlogMetaio will present a whole new version of its social content mobile AR browser junaio at SXSW this year. The company’s Unifeye Mobile SDK is also among the finalists of the “Accelerator” competition.A New Augmented Reality (AR) Application in Korea : OvjetGIS + AR (Augmented Reality)“Korean mobile network provider SK Telecom has revealed a new augmented reality application called Ovjet for Android-platform mobile phones. It seems like quite similar to the concept of Google Goggles. “ Microsoft Bing Maps augmented reality demo at the TED 2010Short 8 minute TED Talk from Microsoft’s Blaise Aguera y Arcas on the company’s latest evolution of Bing Maps. Included an Augmented Reality demo. Here’s the video. 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Related Posts Tags:#Augmented Reality#news#web 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…center_img marshall kirkpatrick 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutlast_img read more

Lawmakers Target Environmental Groups

first_img RELATED ARTICLES Chinese activitiesThe NRDC is a U.S.-based nonprofit with offices around the globe with an official mission “to ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities.”The group’s priorities in China are generally the same as what it calls for in America and elsewhere: boosting energy efficiency, cutting coal consumption, and cleaning up ports and waterways.I am somewhat familiar with the NRDC’s work in China because I traveled there in 2014 with two other U.S. environmental lawyers at the NRDC’s request. The group had asked us to meet on an informal basis with Chinese government officials. The purpose of these meetings in Beijng was to explain how the U.S. government handles violations of environmental laws and damages to natural resources. In light of China’s own “war on pollution,” their government was looking for good models and guidance.The National People’s Congress subsequently amended Chinese environmental laws, incorporating some of the concepts we discussed — all of which were modeled on the U.S. legal system.There was no hint or suggestion during those meetings that our access to Chinese officials was conditioned on anyone speaking favorably of China’s environmental efforts. Nor was there any reason to expect the NRDC to take any particular political stance back home in the U.S. because of those interactions.Not surprisingly, the NRDC has complimented China for strengthening its environmental laws. But the NRDC has also criticized China’s staggeringly dirty air and water and its vast greenhouse gas emissions.At the same time, the NRDC has gone out of its way to oppose the Trump administration’s environmental deregulation policies – like most of the nation’s big green groups. Two congressional committees led by prominent Republicans are looking into whether some U.S. environmental groups are acting on behalf of foreign countries.As an environmental lawyer and professor with ample international experience, this probe troubles me. I’m concerned that these efforts may mark the start of an attack on free speech that discourages efforts to improve American environmental policies. By JAMES A. HOLTKAMP Bishop and Westerman sent the Center for Biological Diversity a similar query pertaining to that environmentalist group’s advocacy regarding the U.S. military base in Okinawa, Japan.And the two Republicans have asked the Pentagon for details and documents regarding the nonprofits suing the military on environmental grounds. The lawmakers acknowledged that these lawsuits may “represent sincere and justified concerns about the effect of federal actions on the environment.” But they also speculated that “foreign adversaries” can perhaps leverage these legal actions to “reduce U.S. defense capabilities.”Bob Deans, the NRDC’s director of strategic engagement, denied that it was doing a foreign country’s bidding. Instead, “we work on behalf of every American to protect our people against dangerous pollution and leave our children a livable world,” he said.Rather than just refute the allegations, Center for Biological Diversity Executive Director Kierán Suckling questioned the motives for this investigation. He called on Bishop “to release all communications between himself and industry groups seeking to destroy America’s natural heritage” and suggested that the Utah Republican was attacking conservation groups at the behest of fossil fuel companies.The probe could spread to other environmental groups, The Hill reported. Okinawa dugongsThe Center for Biological Diversity’s allegedly inappropriate overseas activities have to do with dugongs. The endangered marine mammals, which resemble manatees, inhabit the waters surrounding the Okinawa Islands.The center, which opposes U.S. military plans to build a new American airbase in Henoko Bay, has been leading coalitions of U.S. and Japanese environmental groups that have filed lawsuits that have delayed and could prevent the planned airbase construction.The letters to both green groups call on them to comply with the Foreign Agents Registration Act. That law requires all people and organizations acting in the U.S. on behalf of foreign countries to register with the Justice Department as foreign agents.Failing to do this is a crime, but prosecutions have been rare since 1966. The case against former Trump presidential campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his aide Rick Gates, who are accused of violating this act, is the biggest in years.I believe that requiring these groups to register as foreign agents might hamper their work within the U.S. for two reasons. First, policymakers and lawmakers might suspect that they were more interested in working on behalf of foreign governments and interests than protecting the environment. Second, there could be repercussions in terms of these nonprofits’ funding, finances, and reputation.This new GOP strategy can be compared to red-baiting, the practice of persecuting and undermining people by accusing them of being communists, socialists, or anarchists, that began in the Cold War. I believe these Republicans are “green-baiting” environmental groups to persecute them. At the same time, they are casting doubt on the real goals of these groups’ advocacy, thereby undermining it.Ultimately, the most dangerous thing about this probe may have to do with free speech rights. Because praising a foreign country’s environmental record while criticizing U.S. policy is possible without committing treason, the only rationale I can find for this investigation is that it might stifle environmentalists. Greenwashed Timber: How Sustainable Forest Certification Has FailedIn Defense of the LawnAdopting a Green Lifestyle How Renewable Energy Advocates Are Hurting the Climate CauseGreen Building in the Trump Era The probeNews of this investigation broke when Rep. Rob Bishop, who chairs the House Committee on Natural Resources, and Rep. Bruce Westerman, who leads the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, formally notified the Natural Resources Defense Council of their concerns in early June. Their letter accused the NRDC, one of the nation’s biggest environmental groups, of criticizing U.S. environmental policies while engaging in “self-censorship” regarding China and the “ruling Chinese Communist Party.” If it is acting as an agent for Chinese interests, the lawmakers said, the group should register as such as required by law.Their letter also requested information related to the group’s disclosure policies. James A. Holtkamp is adjunct professor at College of Law at the University of Utah. This post originally appeared at The Conversation.last_img read more

a day agoArsenal deliver Reiss Nelson update

first_imgArsenal deliver Reiss Nelson updateby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal have posted an update on youngster Reiss Nelson.Nelson picked up a knee injury against Standard Liege earlier this month.And the Gunners says he’ll be ready to return to training in November.The club’s statement read: “Left knee (ligament injury). Sustained during the Standard Liege (h) match on October 3.”Aiming to return to full training in November. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ole Miss’ Laquon Treadwell, Who Suffered Gruesome Ankle Injury, Posts Video Of Himself On Treadmill

first_imgLaquon Treadwell runs on treadmill after injury.Ole Miss star wideout Laquon Treadwell suffered a gruesome injury against Auburn back on November 1, breaking his leg and dislocating his ankle in the Rebels’ loss to the Tigers. But less than three months later, it looks like he’s making some serious progress on his road to recovery. Wednesday night, Treadwell posted an Instagram video of himself jogging on a treadmill. It’s amazing to see after the severity of the injury.Before suffering the injury, Treadwell was one of the most feared wideouts in college football. Let’s hope he’s able to get back on the field and continue his successful career.last_img read more