SHARE Previous articleVilsack Faces Tough Issues at Budge HearingNext articleUSDA Releases May Crop Reports Andy Eubank By Andy Eubank – May 9, 2013 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Tri High FFA Creates Kids Ag Experience Tri High FFA Creates Kids Ag Experience Facebook Twitter Tri High FFA BarnyardThe Tri High FFA Barnyard is a spring tradition at the school in Henry County just south of New Castle, Indiana. The event was held Thursday and Joel Wicker, the Tri High FFA President, says educating 400 younger students about agriculture is the focus.“We bring the entire Tri Elementary up to the high school and we’ve got several different species of livestock out here. We’ve got a lot of equipment and what we do is talk to the kids about the basics of agriculture, how it will affect their life and how it will benefit them later in life. It’s just the basics of what agriculture is and what it does.”The chapter hosts K through 6 graders, and even though the Tri school system is right in the middle of farm ground, what the students see is new for many of them.“We’re in a rural school but believe it or not most of these kids do not live on a farm. It’s kind of shock but most of them know the basics that you go plant corn, but they don’t know anything specific. We’ve got some later technology and we’ve got quite a few things that when we talk to the kids they don’t really understand what it is at first but at the end of the little presentation they think it’s cool and they ask questions just to learn about it.”Wicker, a junior, told HAT Barnyard is now in its 23rd year and the students even receive a gift to take home to mom.“As long as I’ve been an officer here we’ve done it on the Thursday before Mother’s Day because FFA has a greenhouse and we have flowers for all the elementary students to take home for Mother’s Day. So we try to tie all that together timing wise, and the weather is usually perfect this time of year so it just makes things work out real nice.”Guests at the event included Indiana State Representative, Tom Saunders and FFA state officers Briley Fichter and Brandan Bergdall.The complete Joel Wicker interview:Joel Wicker Tri High FFA(Pictured, FFA members Michael Keesling and Kristen McNew help students get hands-on machinery experience ad Tri High FFA President Joel Wicker, Indiana State Representative Tom Saunders and Indiana FFA State Southern Region Vice President Briley Fichter) SHARE
Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago To live comfortably in the U.S. doesn’t mean one has to be rich, but if homeowners aspire to live amongst America’s elite ZIP codes, a heavy paycheck is a requirement.A recent report by GOBankingRates used data developed from Zillow to survey monthly living expenses in the most expensive ZIP codes in each state.Expenses including transportation, utilities, health care, and groceries. The 50-30-20-budget rule was used to determine the yearly income necessary to cover necessities, discretionary income, and savings.Is it at all surprising that America’s most expensive ZIP code belongs to the Golden State? Leave it to California’s Bay Area to home the most posh suburb to live in the nation. Atherton, California, ZIP code 94027, requires a total income close to $670,000 a year to cover living expenses, and to have money left to spend and save.The Hamptons are known as the hot spot for New York’s wealthiest inhabitants and high-priced homes. Located on Long Island, one can find the ZIP code 11976 in Water Mill. With costly utilities, median home values close to $4 million, and an average mortgage payment of $16,275 a month, to live comfortably in this area will cost $440,000 total income needed.Alpine, New Jersey has a median home value of over $2.6 million. The cost of living in this ZIP code is close to five times the U.S. average, while its average mortgage payment is almost $12,000 per month, making ZIP code 07620 the third highest in the U.S.ZIP code 98039 cost of living is almost five times greater than the U.S. overall, making Medina, Washington the fourth most expensive ZIP code in the U.S. How much will it cost to call Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who lives with his family in a 66,000-square-foot mansion, your neighbor? A total income of $297,905.With the fifth highest median home value in this study, Greenwich, Connecticut finalizes the top spots for richest ZIP codes in the country, with a total income needed of $222,002. Fun fact, the top three most expensive ZIP codes in Connecticut are all in Greenwich. How Deep Are Your Pockets? Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Staff Writer Home / Daily Dose / How Deep Are Your Pockets? Print This Post Related Articles Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 2017-07-10 Staff Writer July 10, 2017 1,352 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Post Crisis: How Do Banks Continue Servicing Home Loans? Next: Things That Go Down, Must Go Up? The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe
Instead Schmidt vowed to forge stronger links with Racing’s coaching team, in a bid to ensure Sexton does not suffer a repeat of his hectic autumn schedule of 13 club games in 10 weeks. “It would be great to have Johnny back in the country,” said Schmidt, reviewing Ireland’s 2014 RBS 6 Nations triumph. ” I don’t think I’ve ever made any debate of that. “To be honest the talk is outside anything that we’ve done right now. “If there’s a chance of it happening I’d be delighted. “It’s fantastic what the IRFU have done with all the players who came up for contract, our targets this season, they’ve signed them all on. “If Johnny were to come back it would be great, but one of the problems with that is that Johnny is pretty much a man of his word. “He’s committed to Racing, and it would be pretty hard to see him coming out of there. “I can’t see it, unless Racing were interested in the idea – and I think Johnny’s done a pretty good job for them.” Sexton is expected to complete his two-season deal with Paris club Racing, despite widespread speculation the IRFU had tried to prise him home a year early. Ireland boss Schmidt has refused to hide the fact he would welcome the former Leinster playmaker’s return, but was forced to concede it is unlikely to happen. Joe Schmidt believes Johnny Sexton will see out his Racing Metro contract, despite admitting he would be “delighted” if the Ireland fly-half returned home early. Ireland’s central contracting system allows Schmidt a hefty say in when top stars play, and when they rest. The four provinces are amenable to protecting players from overwork too, aiming to prolong the careers of frontline stars. Ireland players based overseas are offered no such protection or sympathy, hence Schmidt’s clear desire to see Sexton return home. The thumb ligament injury Sexton suffered against England raised friction between Ireland and Racing, with country and club issuing differing recovery timescales. Ireland’s prognosis was proved the more accurate, but former English teacher Schmidt is confident Sexton’s second season in Paris will come with a stronger relationship between Racing and the Ireland management. “We’ve had some pretty good dialogue,” said Schmidt. “I’ve had some good dialogue with the Racing coaches, particularly talking with Laurent Labit when I was in Paris. “And we’d hope that we can work a little bit more closely next year, just to try to balance Johnny’s game time. “The start of the season where he played so often, that was certainly not Racing’s intention either; their two alternatives to Johnny were unavailable. “But they have the same priorities that we do, in making sure that Johnny is well looked after.” Some 18 months out from Rugby World Cup 2015 and already talk turns to extended build-up and how Ireland capitalised on claiming their first Six Nations title in five years. Schmidt has refused to let the world tussle distract Ireland’s far more immediate concerns. “I’m a lot more short-term focused than that,” he said. ” The very short-term is about reviewing what we did well in the Six Nations, and analysing where we can improve. “Our wider squad contributed massively in our training camps, the atmosphere was fantastic. “One example of that is Donnacha Ryan, who came in for the last two weeks after injury. “He took over running the opposition line-out preparation and he was phenomenally good at it. “And across the board guys were great, and kept pressure on individuals.” Press Association
ANTIGUA – The Selection Panel of Cricket West Indies has announced a 21-member Windies Under-19 squad for a two-week training camp from December 5 to 20 in Barbados and Antigua.The four Guyanese are: Ashmead Nedd, Raymond Perez, Joshua Persaud and Bhaskar Yadram. The remainder of the squad reads: Alick Athanaze, Brad Barnes, Joshua Bishop, Cephas Cooper, Kishan Graham, Jarion Hoyte, Kirstan Kallicharran, Mikyle Louis, Aaron Maniram, Kimani Melius, Darron Nedd, Kian Pemberton, Jeavor Royal, Keegan Simmons, Javier Spencer, Emmanuel Stewart and Nyeem Young.All but two of the players who were part of the successful trip to southern Africa in July have been included in the squad which also includes seven players, whose performances during the recent Regional Under-19 Tournament in St Kitts enhanced their claims for consideration.The new inclusions are: Brad Barnes, Kishawn Graham, Jarion Hoyte, Aaron Maniram, Kimani Melius, Regional U19 3-Day Most Valuable Player Ashmeade Nedd and Regional U-19 Super50 MVP Raymond Perez.On the squad, Courtney Browne, chairman of the CWI selection panel, said: “As the build-up to the 2018 ICC Youth World Cup continues, the development of our Under-19 players is paramount.“The upcoming strategic camp will again give the coaching staff another opportunity to enhance and fine-tune the players’ skills and focus on team work, as we set out on our quest to defend the ICC Youth World Cup title.”Browne added: “The addition of players from the recent Regional U-19 Tournament to the camp squad will complement the team that was so successful two months ago in South Africa and Zimbabwe.“These additional players were chosen to strengthen those positions in the squad that we felt needed attention.”The players will assemble in Barbados, where they will undergo fitness testing, before travelling to Antigua in order to complete the training programme using the Coolidge Cricket Ground.It will be their final preparation in the Caribbean before travelling to the ICC Youth World Cup to be staged from January 13 to February 3 next year in New Zealand.Windies Under-19s are the defending ICC Youth World Cup champions, having lifted the title for the first time ever last year in Bangladesh, under the leadership of Shimron Hetmyer and guidance of head coach Graeme West.
After previously planning to retire in the wake of several athletic department scandals, University of Maryland president Wallace Loh reversed course Wednesday, announcing that he would serve in his role for the 2019-20 academic year before stepping down. “For eight years, I have been honored to serve the state’s flagship institution as the accomplishments of our faculty, staff, students and alumni have propelled Maryland to new heights,” Loh said in a statement provided to The Diamondback, Maryland’s independent student newspaper. “The (UMD board of regents) discussed with me having a smooth transition of leadership, and we mutually agreed upon a retirement date of June 2020. With all of Maryland’s supporters, I look forward to what we will accomplish together.” MORE: A timeline of the events that led to Jordan McNair’s death Loh has been sharply criticized for overseeing an athletic department racked by claims of improper conduct. An independent report released Sept. 21, 2018, found Maryland trainers mishandled the care of football player Jordan McNair, who died of heatstroke suffered at a team workout last summer. A separate independent commission report released in October outlined instances of verbal abuse from coaches toward football players and found Loh should bear “some responsibility” for ongoing athletic department dysfunction. Loh reportedly wanted to fire former football coach DJ Durkin immediately after the October report, but the school’s board of regents wanted to keep Durkin and made it clear to Loh he needed to reinstate the coach in order to keep his own job. (The regents only have the power to dismiss Loh; all other personnel decisions are delegated to Loh). Rather than taking a stand against the regents, Loh followed the board’s recommendation before changing his mind the next day under public criticism and dismissing Durkin. Soon after, ESPN “SportsCenter” anchor and prominent Maryland alum Scott Van Pelt called for Loh to leave immediately rather than delay his announced retirement until this summer. “It seems like everyone went into cover-your-own-ass mode and the worst type of crab-in-a-bucket behavior imaginable,” Van Pelt said on the network. “My question is, given their roles in this, how can Wallace Loh and athletic director Damon Evans remain? It feels as if there has to be a complete cultural reset.” The university’s provost and every academic dean signed a letter dated Nov. 1 asking Loh to not retire and instead continue his presidency indefinitely.
The Thai-owned club announced: “Leicester City Football Club has tonight (Thursday) parted company with its first-team manager, Claudio Ranieri.“Domestic results in the current campaign have placed the club’s Premier League status under threat and the board reluctantly feels that a change of leadership, while admittedly painful, is necessary in the club’s greatest interest.”Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Claudio Ranieri has been sacked as manager of Leicester City just months after leading the club to the Premier League title, the Midlands side announced Thursday.The Italian’s position has come under intense scrutiny this season during a slump that has left the Foxes, who started the 2015/16 campaign as 5,000/1 title no-hopers, just a point above the relegation zone and battling for top-flight survival ahead of this weekend’s matches.Not even a gutsy 2-1 loss away to Sevilla in the first leg of a Champions League last 16 tie on Wednesday was enough to spare Ranieri the sack.
17 February 2005The government, the SA National Blood Service (SANBS) and an expert committee have agreed on a new risk-rating model for blood donations, following the blood service’s admission in December that was using race and sexual orientation to profile blood donors.Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang gave the SANBS until the end of January to revise their risk model to identify the profile of a safe donor without taking race into account.The SANBS said profiling “was just one of the many factors” used to assess risk to recipients, and that donors were placed in categories to determine their risk profile.Health Department spokesperson Sibani Mngadi said the most significant threat to the safety of blood was posed by the window period during which currently available laboratory tests could not detect the presence of viruses such as HIV and hepatitis.The new risk model aims to minimise the risk currently posed by the window period, using the donor’s status as a primary risk indicator. This meas that first-time donors will donate blood for the screening of transmissible diseases.“After a donor has donated more than three times, it is accepted that the risk due to the window period has been significantly reduced, and his or her red cells can be used for treatment”, Mngadi explained.This group of donors is regarded as “low risk”, while those who have donated more than seven units of blood in the previous 24 months are regarded as “very low risk” donors whose blood can be used for all types of treatment.Mngadi said that although those who met the necessary health criteria were accepted as donors, all donated blood would be screened for transmissible diseases before being processed for transfusion services.“Blood from the three risk groups will continue to be stringently tested every time the individual donates, and donors are encouraged to avoid risky behaviour”, he said.Nucleic Acid Technology (NAT) screening technology will also be introduced to reduce the current window period in the transfusion service.Mngadi said the implementation of the new risk model and NAT would begin immediately, but that, due to infrastructural and technological obstacles, the new risk model would effectively be in place within the next six months.A campaign to explain the new model to hospitals, clinics, doctors and the country’s current blood donor base is being planned.Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
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PARIS (AP) — The day before the French Open final, Serena Williams’ coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, was discussing whether his player would need to lift her level to beat Garbine Muguruza and collect a record-equaling 22nd Grand Slam title.“I don’t know why everybody’s so impressed with Garbine,” Mouratoglou said. “Did she win a Slam ever?”His comment, accompanied by a chuckle, was intended in a lighthearted way. About 24 hours later, his question required a new answer.Muguruza won her first major trophy and prevented Williams yet again from collecting No. 22, outplaying the defending champion in a 7-5, 6-4 victory at Roland Garros on Saturday.“She has a bright future, obviously,” said Williams, who at 34 is 12 years older than her Spanish opponent. “She knows how to play on the big stage and … clearly, she knows how to win Grand Slams.”The fourth-seeded Muguruza used her big groundstrokes to keep No. 1 Williams off-balance and overcame signs of nerves in the form of nine double-faults. Most impressively, Muguruza broke Williams four times, including three in a row.“I can’t explain with words what this day means to me,” Muguruza said.This was her second major final; she lost to Williams at Wimbledon last year. But Muguruza has won her past two matches against Williams on the clay of Roland Garros, including in the second round in 2014. So dating to the start of the 2013 French Open, Williams is 0-2 in Paris against Muguruza, 21-0 against everyone else.“I have grown up playing on clay,” Muguruza said during the trophy ceremony, “so for Spain, and for me, this is amazing.”For Williams, whose timing was not exactly right much of the afternoon, Saturday’s loss postponed her pursuit of Steffi Graf’s Open-era mark of 22 major singles championships. Margaret Court holds the all-time record of 24.Spain’s Garbine Muguruza holds the trophy after winning the final of the French Open tennis tournament against Serena Williams of the U.S. in two sets 7-5, 6-4, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, June 4, 2016. (AP Photo/David Vincent)Williams got No. 21 at Wimbledon in 2015, her fourth major title in a row. Since, she was beaten in the U.S. Open semifinals by Roberta Vinci, in the Australian Open final by Angelique Kerber, and now by Muguruza. It’s the first time in Williams’ career she lost back-to-back Slam finals.Mouratoglou said Saturday that chasing a 22nd major “isn’t an obsession” for Williams.“She doesn’t wake up every morning thinking about it. That’s for sure.” But he added: “The pressure of leaving an indelible mark on history is incomparable.”Williams credited Muguruza with playing “unbelievable,” adding: “The only thing I can do is just keep trying.”This year’s visit to Paris hardly could have started off more inauspiciously for Muguruza: She lost the first set she played, against 38th-ranked Anna Karolina Schmiedlova.But, oh, how Muguruza turned things around. She won her next 14 sets, displaying take-the-ball-early aggressiveness.The final began under a slate ceiling of clouds, but at least there was none of the heavy rain that led to flooding in Paris and a temporary shutdown of the Louvre museum. The showers jumbled the tournament schedule, and Williams was in action a fourth straight day in the final.She did not blame that or a problem with a leg muscle.“I don’t think it’s like something that I would say: ‘Oh, that was the reason,’” Williams said.Muguruza won the coin toss and let Williams serve first, a fascinating choice given the American’s prowess with that part of the game. And the decision seemed only more dubious as Muguruza put the ball on play on only one of the first six points Williams served.And yet, it all wound up working out. And how.Muguruza won all six points of 10 shots or more in the first set and, indeed, there was no junkballing on this day. Both women hit hard, trading bold forehands and backhands from the baseline that made it seem unfair to characterize nearly anything as an “unforced error.”Williams finished with 39 forced errors, 18 more than Muguruza.After a run of breaks gave Muguruza the first set and a lead in the second, Williams never recovered. She did, however, cast aside a quartet of match points for Muguruza at 5-3. There was nothing Williams could do about the fifth, which Muguruza converted with a delightful lob that landed right on the baseline.Williams applauded. Maybe stunned by that shot, maybe stunned that she was now a Grand Slam champion, Muguruza turned toward her coach and other supporters in the stands with a blank expression. Soon, she was flat on her back, caking her dress and arms with the rust-colored clay she will never forget.“Just goes to show you, you really have to play the big points well,” Williams said, “and I think she played the big points really well.”That’s the sort of thing Williams’ foes usually say. TweetPinShare0 Shares
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fonte asks Arsenal target Pepe: Will you get a game at Man City?by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLille defender Jose Fonte has urged teammate Nicolas Pepe to think carefully about his next move.Pepe is being linked with Arsenal and Barcelona ahead of the January market.But former Southampton captain Fonte says, “If you go to Manchester City and it does not work, you come out of the team. “And that’s not a problem for (Pep) Guardiola who has another player with the same talent, and he will continue to win. “So if you want to be in City, Barcelona or another big team, you have to work hard.”