National Ag Leaders Celebrate Agriculture Day

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News National Ag Leaders Celebrate Agriculture Day Chuck Conner, president and CEO of the National Council of Farm Cooperatives, said, “National Ag Day gives us an amazing opportunity to showcase agriculture and share the true success story that we see as we look out across rural America today. Agriculture continues to be a bright spot in the U.S. economy and farmer-owned cooperatives are at the core of that success.” Farmers and agriculture associations across the country celebrate the 41st annual National Agriculture Day on March 25, 2014. The Agriculture Council of America organizes the day of recognition for American Agriculture. The ACA’s goals for National Ag Day include a desire for every American to:Understand how food and fiber products are produced.Appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.Value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy.Acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food and fiber industry. SHARE Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 25, 2014 National Ag Leaders Celebrate Agriculture Daycenter_img Previous articleGovernor Signs Soil Productivity Delay LegislationNext articleRail Congestion Pushes Ethanol Prices Higher Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter This year’s festivities included the installation of a memorial to Dr. Norman Borlaug in Washington, D.C. American Farm Bureau Federation president Bob Stallman recognizes Dr. Borlaug as “the scientist most closely identified with dramatically improving agricultural productivity through development of high-yield, disease-resistant crops. His scientific discoveries and hands-on work to transfer food production technology transformed agriculture all around the world. His work moved farm production from subsistence to the fullest abundance and most importantly, gave nations the tools to feed their people.” The National Farmer’s Union focused on family farmer’s during National Ag Day because the United Nations has declared 2014 the International Year of Farming. “Family farmers constitute 96 percent of all farms in the United States and 45 percent of the world’s population makes its living directly from farming. Without family farmers, there would be no National Ag Day,” said Chandler Goule, NFU senior vice president of programs. SHARElast_img read more

Magistrate to be taken off Daphne Caruana Galizia case in Malta

first_img June 2, 2018 Magistrate to be taken off Daphne Caruana Galizia case in Malta News Receive email alerts Malta: Developments in murder case mark nascent steps towards justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia December 2, 2020 Find out more RSF_en MaltaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Organized crimeCorruptionJudicial harassmentViolence News Organisation Daphne Caruana Galizia / DR MaltaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Organized crimeCorruptionJudicial harassmentViolence RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive center_img to go further Follow the news on Malta Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU February 24, 2021 Find out more News The enquiry into the murder of Caruana Galizia, who was killed by a bomb placed under her car on 16 October 2017, is still ongoing and is far from completion. RSF has confirmed that Vella will be removed from the case very soon. The name of his successor is not yet known.“The promotion of Anthony Vella, a magistrate who was determined to pursue this enquiry until the end, comes at the worse possible time for the case and threatens to delay the investigation into Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder even more,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “As the authorities are supposed to provide all the resources needed to facilitate the proceedings, this promotion can only cast doubt on their real intentions.”When the head of RSF’s EU-Balkans desk, Pauline Adès-Mével, met with Vella and his team in Malta on 17 April, he told her he was determined to personally complete the investigation and to bring those who masterminded Caruana Galizia’s murder to justice.“The magistrate in charge of the investigation has clearly demonstrated his commitment to establishing the truth, as many people familiar with the case have confirmed,” Adès-Mével said.Three suspects were arrested in December but none of the people involved in preparing and carrying out the murder have so far been identified and detained. The investigation into this sensitive case began badly. The first magistrate to be assigned to the case was known for hostility towards Caruana Galizia. She quickly recused himself, making way for Vella to take over. Now, nearly eight months after the murder, a third magistrate will have to assimilate all of the case’s many elements.Malta is ranked 65th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index, 18 places lower than in the 2017 Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) regrets that Anthony Vella, the magistrate in charge of the investigation into journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder in Malta, is to be removed from the case because of an unrequested promotion. RSF’s fears this will delay progress in the investigation. Newslast_img read more

Journalists targets of sickening and growing violence

first_img News Reporters Without Borders urged the authorities to do their utmost to investigate growing attacks and threats to journalists including one in which three men marched a journalist to a cemetery at gunpoint and tried to bury him alive.”It is essential that the instigators of these abuses should be punished so that journalists can again work in safety,” said the worldwide press freedom organisation.On 17 May 2005, Syed Monjur Morshed, editor and publisher of the English language bi-monthly The Horizon, was attacked by four men as he returned to his home in Gora near the capital Dhaka. They rushed at him and stabbed him in the abdomen with a knife. He was taken to hospital bleeding heavily and underwent an operation on 19 May.Security forces who were at the scene failed to intervene during the attack. Morshed therefore decided not to report the incident to the police, since it seemed pointless.He had received constant threats in the days leading up to the assault after he wrote an article in which he exposed fraud on the part of estate entrepreneur, Iqbal Sazzad. The journalist had also tipped off several major national dailies about the cases of embezzlement that, once revealed in the press, led to the agent’s arrest.Reporters Without Borders said it was deeply shocked by a sickening attack on GM Shahid, editor of the weekly Aparadh Barta and correspondent for the daily Dainik Khobor Patra, on 21 May in Rupganj, close to the capital.The journalist was returning home in the evening in a rickshaw when he was jumped by three men, who threatened him with a gun and stuck sticky tape on his mouth to prevent him from shouting for help. They marched him to a cemetery where they beat him with a hammer and tried to bury him alive.The journalist managed to fight back and to shout out, so that the three assailants finally fled leaving him there. It was only three hours later that local residents came to assist him and take him to a doctor where he received first aid. The attack was very probably linked to his work as a journalist.In Golachipa in the south of the country, Sumit Kumar Dutta, of the daily Dainik Ittefaq, received death threats from a criminal known in the area, Hye Gazi, angry at the journalist’s articles on his embezzlement in the area. Gazi also threatened other journalists if they wrote articles about his activities. Kumar Dutta reported the threats and asked for protection from the local authorities. Help by sharing this information News Organisation Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists BangladeshAsia – Pacific RSF_en May 26, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists targets of sickening and growing violence Receive email alerts BangladeshAsia – Pacific center_img February 22, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Bangladesh Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention News to go further February 26, 2021 Find out more RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage May 19, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Derry police warn of possible devices in Waterside, Eglinton and Claudy

first_img Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE Previous articleMotorist jailed for having no insuranceNext articleOver 2,200 Donegal students getting Junior Cert results today News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Facebook Twitter Twittercenter_img Facebook Pinterest Google+ Newsx Adverts A warning’s been issued about the possibility of devices being left in areas of Derry. Police in the city are urging people to be extremely vigilant on the east bank of the Foyle.The warning specifically mentions Waterside, Eglinton and Claudy. Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry police warn of possible devices in Waterside, Eglinton and Claudy Google+ By News Highland – September 14, 2011 last_img read more

GRA strongly opposes ‘Garda Clinics’ proposals

first_imgNews Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic GRA strongly opposes ‘Garda Clinics’ proposals Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By News Highland – October 26, 2012 Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Previous articleDonegal TD wants explaination for 3rd level grant refusalsNext articleDonegal and Kerry to join forces in Coastguard retention campaign News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal The Garda Representative Association is criticising plans to overhaul the policing model in Ireland.Newspaper reports say it could mean that stations which have been closed to cut costs will be replaced by so-called ‘Garda clinics’ – held at venues like community centers at specific times.But the GRA President John Redmond says renting a hall several times per week would actually be more expensive than running a garda station.And he believes it would be harder to conduct official business:[podcast][/podcast] Facebooklast_img read more

35 years since Mary Boyle disappeared

first_img Facebook Google+ Pinterest Google+ Twitter Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest By News Highland – March 18, 2012 center_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 35 years since Mary Boyle disappeared WhatsApp The family of missing Donegal girl Mary Boyle gathered yesterday to mark the 35th anniversary of her disappearanceMary is Ireland’s longest-missing person.Prayers were said  for Mary during mass at St Mary’s Church, KincasslaghIt is thought those in attendance included Mary’s mother Ann and her identical twin sister.Mary was six when she disappeared on March 18, 1977. WhatsApp Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Newsx Adverts Previous articleMcDermott shouts abuse at Derry judge as he is remanded on bailNext articleFour hours passed before Martin McDermott was noticed missing News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Woman who died in single vehicle crash in Dungloe named

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Google+ Previous articleCross border students get reassurance from Education MinisterNext articleHighland’s Farming News & Views – Thursday 10th January 2019 News Highland Facebook WhatsApp The woman who died in a single vehicle crash in Dungloe has been named locally as Dawn Croke. Ms. Croke, who was in her thirties, was killed after being hit by a car while walking along the Chapel Road at around 6.30 last night.Her body has been removed to Letterkenny University Hospital where a post mortem will take place later today.A six year old girl who was also injured in the crash is in a serious condition in hospital.Gardai are due to inspect the scene of the crash later today and they’re appealing for witnesses to come forward.Tributes are being paid to Ms. Croke, a teacher a former contestant in the Mary from Dungloe Festival.Festival Director Joe O’Donnell said:I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family of the late Dawn Croke who sadly passed away today. Dawn was the Dungloe Mary in 2008 my thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this difficult time.We are asking committee members and Mary’s past and present to join us for a guard of honour at Dawn’s funeral.Meanwhile Rosses Community School, where Dawn worked, is to remain closed on Monday.The schools statement:Our school community wish to offer our sincerest condolences on the tragic death of our colleague and friend, Ms Dawn Croke. We offer our condolences to her father and staff member Tony Croke, his wife Anne, our student Emily, past pupils Aaron, Ethan and Adam, her partner Patrick, and her sons Jason and Calum on the sad passing of our wonderful teacher and friend Ms Dawn Croke.Our school wish to send our love and support to the family, school and local community at this sad time. We, the school community, remember with love and fondness our colleague Dawn. We pray for the family and friends at this sad time. Homepage BannerNews Twitter By News Highland – January 11, 2019 center_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Twitter Woman who died in single vehicle crash in Dungloe named Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

Statistical analysis of relativistic electron energies for cyclotron resonance with EMIC waves observed on CRRES

first_imgElectromagnetic ion cyclotron (EMIC) waves which propagate at frequencies below the proton gyrofrequency can undergo cyclotron resonant interactions with relativistic electrons in the outer radiation belt and cause pitch-angle scattering and electron loss to the atmosphere. Typical storm-time wave amplitudes of 1-10 nT cause strong diffusion scattering which may lead to significant relativistic electron loss at energies above the minimum energy for resonance, E-min. A statistical analysis of over 800 EMIC wave events observed on the CRRES spacecraft is performed to establish whether scattering can occur at geophysically interesting energies (less than or equal to2 MeV). While E-min is well above 2 MeV for the majority of these events, it can fall below 2 MeV in localized regions of high plasma density and/or low magnetic field (f(pe)/f(ce,eq) > 10) for wave frequencies just below the hydrogen or helium ion gyrofrequencies. These lower energy scattering events, which are mainly associated with resonant L-mode waves, are found within the magnetic local time range 1300 < MLT 4.5. The average wave spectral intensity of these events (4-5 nT(2)/Hz) is sufficient to cause strong diffusion scattering. The spatial confinement of these events, together with the limited set of these waves that resonate with less than or equal to2 MeV electrons, suggest that these electrons are only subject to strong scattering over a small fraction of their drift orbit. Consequently, drift-averaged scattering lifetimes are expected to lie in the range of several hours to a day. EMIC wave scattering should therefore significantly affect relativistic electron dynamics during a storm. The waves that resonate with the similar toMeV electrons are produced by low-energy (similar tokeV) ring current protons, which are expected to be injected into the inner magnetosphere during enhanced convection events.last_img read more

IS IT TRUE JUNE 28, 2017

first_imgIS IT TRUE we were told that officials at Henderson Methodist Hospital and Deaconess Hospital are discussing issues of economic concerns? …could it be that Deaconess Hospital has a strong interest in purchasing Henderson Methodist Hospital in the very near future? …that Henderson Methodist Hospital is the largest employer in Henderson County and has a major economic impact in the region?  …we have been told by creditable sources within Deaconess system that a take over deal concerning Henderson Methodist Hospital and Deaconess could be closely at hand?  …if members of the local main stream media would had attended last weeks Henderson Methodist Hospital Board of Directors meeting they would know the answer to this question?  ….this is a developing story?IS IT TRUE the stress level that our first responders experience on a daily basis is unreal?   … every time they answer an emergency call it could turn deadly at a blink of an eye?  …we believe members of our local law enforcement and fire fighters are grossly underpaid considering their job responsibilities?  …they have an extremely dangerous and stressful job?  …in fact many of our first responders feel unappreciated?IS IT TRUE last year we observed some of our local elected officials giving long and flowery speeches at a rally in front of the Civic Center in support of our local first responders?  … the only thing we hear from the locally elected officials today is the sound of silence? … its time for the movers and shakers of this community call the masses to assemble on the Civic Center steps to give “we love and support our first responders” speeches?  …It’s time we give our first responders a public display of support showing them how much they are really appreciated?IS IT TRUE that the Washington Square is losing another business with the relocation of Salon 3 to the north side?…that makes two businesses to shut down since Washington Square was sold to an out of state landlord last November?…the other business to shut down was Treasures Antiques that had been in business for over a decade?…with the rash of Sears stores closing it is only a matter of time until the only remaining anchor store is history?…when it opened Washington Square was the first big indoor mall in Indiana and drew people from hundreds of miles to shop?…Washington Square however was the shopping district that killed downtown Evansville?…in the late 1970s Eastland Mall was built and eventually inflicted much damage on Washington Square leaving it delegated to a Sears and a bunch of non-mall types of businesses like second hand stores, a call center, and some medical providers?…Evansville always has been a one shopping location town and times haven’t changed?…with the recent vacancies at Eastland, Evansville may be morphing into a no shopping district town under the pressure of online shopping?  EDITORS FOOTNOTES:  If you would like to advertise or submit and article in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] .Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of our advertisers. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare IS IT TRUE that another house explosion rocked Evansville today and this time it was on Hercules Street?…this is the third time in recent history that a fire/explosion happened at a residence?…there was a big explosion in East Evansville that blew an entire house up on Lincoln Avenue that turned out to have been caused by a gas leak that was filtered through dirt so the gas didn’t smell?…that was a tragic accident indeed?…the usual suspect when a house goes boom in an area plagued with meth labs has always been a meth cook gone bad?…it was a short 6 years ago that the Fall Creek Subdivision in Newburgh was awakened by a meth lab gone wild that eventually burned down the house and contaminated the soil in the process?…that time the meth cook took off running and left his girlfriend in the house to fend for herself?…he was of course eventually caught but there is still a contaminated foundation in a middle class neighborhood in Newburgh in need of remediation?…there have been many other instances where meth labs blew up hotel rooms or started fires in homes?…it is yet to be determined what the cause of yesterday’s fire was but it is known that two people lost their lives and another three were injured in the explosion?…it is also known that the tenant/resident was about to be evicted by the landlord?…it will be interesting to learn just what caused the explosion on Hercules as it has been a while since such a thing happened?Todays “READERS POLL” question is: If the election were held today for Democratic party nomination for Mayor of Evansville who would you vote for? IS IT TRUE that everyday something new and bizarre is learned about the financial doldrums of the State of Illinois?…with over $14 Billion in unpaid bills, the billion dollars of penalties and late fees on the books with no end in sight and no budget in years, it looks like Illinois is heading the way of Venezuela and Puerto Rico?…Indiana’s neighbor to the west is on the verge of becoming one big blue progressive banana republic on the watch list for bankruptcy?…it all started with an obsession with borrowing to build fun and games projects and operating a political patronage machine?…while Evansville is many years away from an Illinois style meltdown, Evansville is following the same path to ruin with unpaid medical obligations, payments on non-performing assets like the Ford Center and an obsession with tossing good money at a losing zoo to indulge a penguin fetish?…if these things come to pass the terms Evanzuela and Evanois may become more descriptive of River City than its own name?last_img read more

High-Altitude Thrills Begin for Ocean City’s Air Show Weekend

first_imgBy Donald WittkowskiAt exactly 12 noon Saturday, the spectators peered overhead and began pointing to what appeared to be three tiny white clouds that looked like fluffy cotton balls.As the seconds ticked away and the white objects moved closer to earth, it became clear that they were actually the billowing parachute canopies of three skydivers descending on the Ocean City Municipal Airport for its annual air festival.“That guy has a double one. Do you see it?” one woman excitedly asked her companion, referring to a skydiver who had two parachutes.Then two more skydivers were spotted, both whirling around in circles while releasing a patriotic-themed red, white and blue trail of smoke to entertain the crowds below.Spectators look overhead to watch the Team Fastrax skydivers perform their aerial stunts.After the first five parachutists had landed amid cheers and applause from the spectators, one more skydiver, Larry Compton, floated overhead, tethered to a gigantic American flag fluttering majestically in the wind.As he prepared to touch down, Compton fought some wind gusts while picking out his landing spot. The flag, 125 feet long and 63 feet high and weighing a whopping 200 pounds, dangled just below his feet.“It’s beautiful. I got to see the entire coast, all the way to Atlantic City,” Compton, 52, of Bowling Green Ky., said moments after he was welcomed on the ground by the cheering airport crowd.Compton and the other parachutists are part of the Fastrax professional skydiving team based in Middletown, Ohio. They were the highlight of the airport festival on Saturday, the first day of Ocean City’s Air Show Weekend.Team Fastrax is also one of the scheduled performers for Sunday’s air show. The Boardwalk Aerobatic Air Show will bring some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions in the world for a spectacle over the beach and Boardwalk between Sixth Street and 14th Street beginning 1 p.m.Airplane buffs Bill and Linda Parker, of Galloway Township, take photos of a plane on the airport tarmac.Some of the spectators at Saturday’s airport festival said they planned to attend the air show on Sunday to make it a full weekend of aerobatic and skydiving thrills.“I like airplanes. Any airplanes,” Bill Parker, 85, a resident of Galloway Township, said while he was snapping photos of the planes lining the airport tarmac.“I just love it,” Parker’s 76-year-old wife, Linda, said of the air festival.An airplane buff from another generation, 10-year-old Sawyer Booth, marveled over an old Piper Cub. His father, Warren Booth, of Doylestown, Pa., said his son has developed a keen interest in aviation at such a young age.“Do you want to become a fighter pilot?” Booth asked his son.“Yeah, that or become an airline pilot,” Sawyer replied.Warren Booth, of Doylestown, Pa., and his 10-year-old son, Sawyer, stop to admire an old plane.A love of planes, it seems, runs in the blood in the Booth family. Warren Booth, 44, who has a summer home in Ocean City, is a pilot for JetBlue Airways. He learned to fly in 1996 by mastering the types of small planes now admired by his son.“I want to fly the sleeker, more maneuverable planes,” Sawyer said.“Yes, we’re a couple of airplane geeks,” Warren Booth said, smiling.Glen Mills, Pa., residents Susan and Roger Church, who were celebrating their 28th wedding anniversary Saturday, stopped on the airport tarmac to check out a 1941 Waco biplane operated by Red Baron Air Tours.The Churches, who have a summer home in Ocean City, peeked inside the open cockpit of the historic red plane and thought about taking a ride with the Red Baron pilot.“We love the Red Baron. We see this plane flying over our house all the time,” Roger Church said.The Churches decided not to take one of the quick excursion flights that Red Baron was offering on Saturday during the festival, but promised to be back in a few weeks for a longer trip in the biplane.“See you in October,” Roger Church called out to the Red Baron pilot.Susan and Roger Church, of Glen Mills, Pa., peer inside the cockpit of a 1941 Waco biplane operated by Red Baron Air Tours.Aircraft Contest Winners:Best of Show: Dave Shuster1946-1955 Classic: Joe Flood1955-1970 Contemporary: Scott ClarkCustom Built: Hobart SanzoPeople’s Choice: Nelson BakerBest of Show aircraft winner Dave Shuster, center, is joined by Ocean City Municipal Airport manager Todd Dwyer, Little Miss Ocean City Stevie Wright, Miss Ocean City Megan Keenan and Junior Miss Ocean City Julia Wilson.Antique Car and Truck Contest Winners:Pre-War: 1929 Stutz, Robert Praetoris of Petersburg, N.J.Post-War: 1957 Ford Thunderbird, Nick Careyote, of Columbus, N.J.Drivers Choice: 1935 Chevy Hot Rod, Ted Gooding, Galloway Township, N.J.Remote-Controlled Aircraft:People’s Choice: F-86 Sabre Jet, Bob Haldis* Additional highlight photos can be seen on our Facebook page. Skydiver Larry Compton prepares to touch down at Ocean City Municipal Airport while tethered to a gigantic American flag.last_img read more