Dust is Flying this Week With Rain on the Way

first_img Dust is Flying this Week With Rain on the WayAfter being shut out of the field for much of April, growers are finally getting some good weather as we begin the month of May. We had 8% of the corn planted statewide as of Sunday, but many areas are much further along. This week we are making a lot of progress in getting the 2018 crop in the ground. “We are going to end the week with a much higher number. In fact, I talked to a guy who finished planting yesterday,” said Ryan Piel, with DuPont Pioneer. He told HAT the temperatures have warmed enough to dry out soil and foster quick emergence, “I have not seen any corn emerged yet, but these warm conditions will really help those seeds jump out of the ground.” He sees good and uniform germination this year.Piel says good progress is also being made on burning down cover crops and getting pre-plant applications made, “I have seen a lot of sprayers working, and I think we are making good progress in getting this chemistry down.” As a result, he predicts a good year for weed control in 2018, a nice change from what we saw in 2017.Rain in the forecast is just what we need. Piel said, “The low humidity has pulled a lot of moisture out of the ground, and we have areas that need a good rain.”Hoosier Ag Today meteorologist Ryan Martin says rain is in the forecast for most of Indiana.“We have rain to start the day Thursday morning with an approaching cold front. Scattered showers hold through the rest of the day and through early afternoon Friday. The best chance for stronger rain and thunderstorms will be overnight Thursday night, but we see this event as less threatening now for the state.”  Martin will release his planting forecast for next week Friday on Hoosier Ag Today. Previous articlePurdue/CME Group Ag Barometer Declines for Second Month in a RowNext articlePruitt Under Fire for Granting RFS Hardship Waiver to Billionaire Gary Truitt SHARE Dust is Flying this Week With Rain on the Way Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Dust is Flying this Week With Rain on the Way By Gary Truitt – May 1, 2018 Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

Detailed guide: Making a support bubble with another household

first_imgAll members of your household must be part of the same bubble. This means you and the people you live with cannot form separate bubbles, even if you meet more than one of the eligibility rules above.You must not form a support bubble with a household that is part of another support bubble. Your support bubble cannot include more than 2 households.If you do form a support bubble, it is best if this is with a household that lives locally. This will help prevent the virus spreading from an area where more people are infected.All members of both households must agree to this arrangement. Children who live with a parent or someone with parental responsibility are not required to agree to the support bubble arrangement.If you share custody of your child with someone you do not live withIf you share custody of a child with someone you do not live with, the child can move freely between both parents’ households. You do not need to form a support bubble or childcare bubble to do this.Each parent can separately form a support bubble and/or a childcare bubble with another household if eligible.You can mix indoors where reasonably necessary with the other parent to allow your child to move between homes.How support bubbles relate to childcare bubblesA support bubble is different from a childcare bubble. A childcare bubble allows you to link with another household to provide childcare for children under 14.Being in a support bubble does not stop you from forming a childcare bubble. Your support and childcare bubble do not have to be with the same household. However, you should avoid seeing members of your childcare and support bubbles at the same time, to limit the risk of spreading coronavirus.Unlike a support bubble, you must not meet or interact socially with your childcare bubble.There are no other types of bubble.Providing care or supportPeople can continue to gather in larger groups or meet indoors where this is reasonably necessary to: If you decide to change your support bubble, you should treat your previous bubble as a separate household for a minimum of 10 days before forming a new bubble.If someone in your previous support bubble develops symptoms or tests positive for coronavirus up to 2 days after members of the bubble last met, all members of the bubble should self-isolate for 10 days. You must not form a new bubble until you have completed your self-isolation, to prevent spreading coronavirus to others.Rapid lateral flow tests for bubbles of school pupils and staffIf someone in your household, childcare or support bubble is a pupil, student or member of staff at a school, nursery or college, or related occupation (such as a childminder or wraparound childcare provider) you may be eligible for rapid lateral flow testing.See the guidance on rapid lateral flow testing for households and bubbles of school pupils and staffIf you or someone in your support bubble develop coronavirus symptoms or test positiveIf you develop coronavirus symptomsIf you develop symptoms, stay at home and get a test.You should follow the stay at home guidance. Anyone who lives in your household should also follow the stay at home guidance.If you develop symptoms, you should alert the members of your bubble or anyone else with whom you have had close contact over the last 2 days. You should tell them that you might have coronavirus but are waiting for a test result.At this stage (until the test result is known), those people should reduce social contacts and take extra care in practising social distancing and good hygiene, like washing their hands regularly. They should also watch out for their own symptoms. If they develop symptoms, they should follow the stay at home guidance.If you test positive for coronavirusIf you get a positive test, NHS Test and Trace will contact you and ask you to share information about any close contacts you had just before or after you developed symptoms. You should include the members of your support bubble if you had close contact with them during this period.This is vital if we are to stop the spread of the virus.If someone else in your bubble develops coronavirus symptoms or tests positive for coronavirusIf someone else in your household develops coronavirus symptoms or tests positive for coronavirus, you should follow the stay at home guidance.If someone in your support bubble who you do not live with develops symptoms or tests positive for coronavirus, you should follow the instructions of NHS Test and Trace. If NHS Test and Trace tell you that you are a contact of someone who has tested positive, you must follow their instructions and self-isolate.There is further guidance for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person.If you’re clinically extremely vulnerablePeople who are defined as clinically extremely vulnerable are thought to be at very high risk of serious illness from coronavirus.If you’re clinically extremely vulnerable, you should continue to follow the guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable and are advised to take additional precautions to protect yourself.It is important that you continue to keep the number of social interactions that you have low and try to limit the amount of time you spend in settings where you are unable to maintain social distancing.You can still meet with your support bubble, or form a support bubble, if you are eligible. provide respite care where that care is being provided to a vulnerable person or a person with a disability, or is a short break in respect of a looked-after child you are the only adult in your household who does not need continuous care as a result of a disability you are aged 16 or 17 and live with others of the same age, without any adults attend a support group (of up to 15 people) provide emergency assistance your household includes a child with a disability who requires continuous care and is under the age of 5, or was under that age on 2 December 2020 your household includes a child who is under the age of one or was under that age on 2 December 2020 you are a single adult living with one or more children who are under the age of 18 or were under that age on 12 June 2020 What a support bubble isA support bubble is a support network that links 2 households.You can only form a support bubble if you meet certain eligibility rules. Not everyone can form a support bubble.Support bubbles are different from childcare bubbles.Once you’re in a support bubble, you can think of yourself as being in one ‘household’. This means you can have close contact with the other household in your bubble as if they were members of your own household.You do not need to maintain social distancing with people in your support bubble, if you are in one. However, maintaining social distance and taking other precautions such as washing hands and opening windows to let fresh air in will help reduce the spread of coronavirus.You should follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of coronavirus, even if you feel well. This is particularly important if you have formed a support bubble.Who can make a support bubbleNot everybody can form a support bubble. It is against the law to form a support bubble if you are not eligible.You can form a support bubble with another household of any size if: your household, or the one you intend to form a new support bubble with, meets at least one of the eligibility rules above the other household is not already part of a support bubble which they intend to remain a part of provide care or assistance for disabled or vulnerable people, including shopping for essential items and accessing services on their behalf You are not required to form a support bubble to provide these types of care, or carry out these activities. However, you should limit close contact with others as much as possible when doing so, particularly if helping someone who is more vulnerable to coronavirus. You should also take other precautions such as washing your hands and opening windows to let fresh air in. This will help limit the risks of spreading coronavirus.You should follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of coronavirus.Changing your support bubbleWhere possible, you should avoid changing your support bubble. This will help prevent spreading the virus between households.You may change your support bubble if necessary – for example, if your circumstances or those of your existing support bubble change.You may change your support bubble provided that: you live by yourself – even if carers visit you to provide supportlast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img Associated Press Update on the latest sports The Alpine skiing World Cup Finals, Italian cycling races and the women’s ice hockey world championships have all been canceled.WORLD CUP-MEN’S SUPER-GCanceled ski race sets up 3-way fight for World Cup titleKVITFJELL, Norway (AP) — A tight, three-way fight for the men’s World Cup overall title was ensured Sunday when a super-G race was canceled due to weather conditions.Sunday’s cancellation in Norway handed the season-long super-G title to Mauro Caviezel, whose slender lead in the standings could not be challenged. Just two races — and a maximum 200 points to be won — remain in an early finish to the season next weekend in Slovenia. The scheduled March 18-22 finals meeting in northern Italy was cancelled Friday due to the spreading coronavirus.Aleksander Aamodt Kilde leaves his native Norway with a 54-point lead over Alexis Pinturault of France, and 161 over his teammate Henrik Kristoffersen.The giant slalom and slalom races in Kranjska Gora next weekend promise the closest finish since the now-retired Marcel Hirscher won the first of his eight straight overall titles in 2012. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSBahrain Grand Prix, world soccer among events hit by virusSAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Formula One’s Bahrain Grand Prix has been closed to spectators due to the global virus outbreak, but it won’t be postponed like the Chinese round of the championship. March 8, 2020 Bahraini organizers said having crowds at the March 22 race would have undermined “aggressive social distancing measures” used to prevent the spread of the virus.The F1 season is set to begin with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 15. China was scheduled to hold the fourth race of the season on April 19, but that was postponed due to the virus outbreak and no new date has been set.The Bahraini organizers’ decision comes as the wider sporting world battles turmoil caused by the new coronavirus. Soccer, golf, skiing, marathons and Olympic qualifying tournaments have all been disrupted.Japan’s Spring Grand Sumo Tournament started Sunday without spectators, and with wrestlers arriving in face masks.One of Italian soccer’s biggest games was being played Sunday in an empty stadium.last_img read more

IoT Developments and its Effects on the Job Market

first_imgTags:#Internet of Things#Job Hunt What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … How Data Analytics Can Save Lives Nida Shahid Follow the Puck AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Related Posts We are all, in one way or another, the offspring of the technological era. We depend on our jobs for our very livelihood. Moreover, the fear of losing our jobs due to the continuous advancements in technology grips a great many people. With the continuous evolution in the field of IoT (Internet of Things), where more devices are going online every day. Hence the need for human interference is reducing in various departments.Whereas, at the very same instance, breakthroughs are creating more positions of employment all around the world. Let us consider some of the most significant pros and cons IoT might have on the job market. Moreover, how organizations and individuals for the benefit of the entire society are effectively tackling various situations.IoT enabled Machines Taking over our tasksUndoubtedly, the primary objective behind the rapid application of IoT in our daily routines is to automate tasks and procedures. A simple machine can carry out the functions of multiple laborers; a flying drone can scan a large area in a very short period which might’ve taken days to cover by humans. Comprehensive security systems have taken over the tasks of guards protecting various premises, and this list of instances where machines are taking over the workload is endless.What is happening as a result of all this automation? Lesser human involvements, of course! Which results in lower job opportunities. However true is that machines aren’t yet capable of dictating a specific sphere of life entirely. Human involvement is, and always will be, integral, since AI does not possess the power to think spontaneously and tentatively like a human mind, yet.IoT Advancements leading to new opportunitiesThe industrial revolution came as the dawn of a new day. However expected, this change (although this was nothing short of a revolution) instilled a fear of unemployment among masses. However, it opened many unexplored avenues of employment, to their relief. Employment opportunities opened in areas such as railroad management, fuel related sectors, and track maintenance, etc.Advancements in science and technology have given rise to the digital world of the internet. Just turn on your smart device, connect it with the internet, and you would be able to browse through countless jobs that you can opt from, even, from home. Marketers, Bloggers, Chefs, Life Style trainers, and many more are using these new opportunities to make a decent living for their households.Companies are opening up new and unique designations related to IoT management all over the world, fulfilling the need for trained IoT professionals to run the machinery. In short, humankind and its skill set are evolving with the advancement in technology. Greater automation replaces the need for the workforce in lower tiers and opens up avenues for smarter brains on top of the hierarchy.  Businesses will undoubtedly benefit from the continuous evolution of IoT since their processes became lag-free; everything becomes transparent and more centralized for better control and efficiency.Factors related to privacyNew advancement techniques are being employed to protect the privacy of employees and organizations as a whole since massive chunks of data are uploaded on servers, but a potential intruder can also attempt to get inside of one of these servers and steal valuable information. That could result in the loss of millions of dollars for major corporations.Individual quality is also compromised with the advancements in IoT. Companies now keep track of the various activities of their employees while they are working inside an office environment and even after they have left the premises. We know that a wide variety of companies like Facebook, Google, etc. monitor our activities over the internet and sell them to companies so they can tailor and focus their ads according to the needs and wants of individual consumers. But this again is pretty debatable, and many consider this as an intrusion of privacy.Measures to take in the education departmentIoT will have a significant effect on the type and quality of education delivered in schools and universities. While choosing a profession, it is of utmost importance that counselors help their students keep in mind the changing dynamics of the world and urge them to hone themselves regarding the rapid advancements in technology.This is challenging educational systems positively, hence developing them along the way. This era shows how advanced learning techniques have enabled unique and innovative lessons. They are possible only by the application of these smart devices in classrooms.ConclusionBeing worried about what the future holds for us is only natural. We need to realize that advancements are inevitable for humans to be able to explore the new horizons. What we need to do is to have the ability to flow smoothly with the currents of expertise. Acquiring increased knowledge related to the new fields spawning at every turn is integral in becoming successful.Companies need to train their workforce and make them familiar to the proper use and application of IoT. With proper will and determination, the world at large, and we can benefit immensely from the implementation of IoT. After graduating from Business School, Nida found her love in reading, learning, discovering and writing about IoT, AI, and a diverse range of related topics. Nida lives to share her knowledge and love for mindful living. A proud dog parent, it’s her writing that brings most peace to her head and heart, after Gizmo. Yeah, his name is Gizmo, a true bundle of joy he is. Probably one of the most amazing things about her is her ability to stay relevant. Her work has been posted on multiple blogs and e-zines across the web. She believes in bringing Informative writing and knowledge together but never at the expense of a “Dayum-this-was-cool” kind of read. last_img read more

Soul Searching Royalty Free Music for Fall Videos

first_imgGive Your Fall Color Videos a Soul-Searching Sound.Image via Shutterstock.Get folk-inspired royalty free music for your upcoming fall season videos.Cover image via Shutterstock.More than any other season, fall is an ideal time to capture striking footage. Leaves are rapidly changing color, causing whole forests to look incredibly dramatic. Of course, Halloween is also on the horizon to add a touch of paranormal into the mix.With such iconic imagery around, fall is gold for any videographer or cinematographer who wants to express transition, change, or reflection. At PremiumBeat, we know all about the power of music to improve footage. Take a look at this stunning video by Julian Tryba for example. Featuring drone shots of New England forests, the clip uses the PremiumBeat track “Uncharted” by Evocatif to great effect. The track’s warm synth textures highlight the dramatic red leaves perfectly.To help you out, we’ve created a playlist of royalty free tracks for this spectacular time of year. Featuring a mix of woodsy, folk-inspired songs as well as a few atmospheric cues too, this playlist is tailor-made for improving fall season videos.Image via Shutterstock.Or if you’re looking for a more traditional horror sound for Halloween projects, check out our horror music showcase too!last_img read more

How to Make Your Number (A Note to the Sales Leader)

first_imgIf you want to reach your big goal as a leader, here is the recipe. It’s simple, but it isn’t easy.Start with hiring: Field the very best team you can. There isn’t anything that is going to help you more than starting with good people who care about and take pride in their work. What you want most of all is a set of positive, healthy beliefs and positive attributes. You want strong character.Give them meaning: Your role as a leader is to instill the work with meaning. The mission needs to mean something more than making the number. How does it provide growth? How does it provide contribution? How does it make a difference? This is part of the work a leader does, and it is the leader’s obligation. It’s the culture she creates and protects.Develop your people: Making your number doesn’t end with hiring well. It isn’t enough. It’s never been enough. If you want to make your number, you need to coach, train, teach, and develop the people you hired. You want to improve their skills from week to week, from month to month, and from quarter to quarter. The world keeps changing and it’s your job to help them keep up.Give them great leaders: The role of sales manager is a leadership role. You don’t want sales managers who manages their team; you want sales managers who leads their teams. Leaders serve their people. They provide the vision and mission, and then help provide the resources and remove the obstacles. If you want a great team, give them a great leader.Give them the tools and technology: If you want your people to succeed in making their number, give them the tools and the technology they need. Give them a good sales process. Give them good methodologies. Give them good nurture tools they can use to open new relationships. And give them the hardware and the software they need.Engage with your team: If you want your team to make their number–and your goal–you need to engage with them. You need to communicate with them. You need to spend time with them. You need to help them with their obstacles and with the decisions that only you can make. Making your number means your engagement is necessary.Which part of this recipe are you missing?last_img read more

Jose Mourinho desires empathy before ambition at next club he joins

first_imgFormer Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says the next club he joins must have a strong sense of “structural empathy” to help him cope with the demands of modern football, in which player power heavily influences the game.The Portuguese coach, who was sacked by United after a 2-1/2 year spell last December, intends to return to the game before the start of next season but said he would only join a club that did not have “internal conflict”.Mourinho’s third season at United was dominated by media reports of a rift with record signing Paul Pogba, before the owners pulled the plug on his tenure with the team sitting sixth in the Premier League.”You now have a generation of players who are not just players but the whole package,” the 56-year-old told the Telegraph.”You have the player, the family, the agent, the entourage, the director of communication … When you have a player you have all these distractions.”And if there is no empathy in the structure of the club you get into so many contradictions that it is really, really difficult to work.”Since leading Porto to Champions League triumph in 2004, Mourinho has managed Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, and United, winning a total of 20 major trophies.He said his next destination could be a longer-term project.”If it is a club without ambition I wouldn’t go,” he added.”That is my second item (of requirement). My first item is structural empathy. I want to work with people that I love. People I want to work with, that I am happy to work with, with whom I share the same ideas.”advertisementAlso Read | Jose Mourinho suggests Manchester United lacked structure during his tenure as managerAlso Read | Jose Mourinho accepts 1-year prison sentence for tax fraud, not to serve jail timeAlso Read | Jose Mourinho takes a nasty fall off red carpet during ice hockey gamelast_img read more

Kate Hudson enjoying her singlehood

first_imgKate Hudson is busy shuffling between her acting assignment and her two kids, but the actor is happy with being single.The 36-year-old Kung Fu Panda 3 star finds it nice to get acquainted with herself alone, reported Us magazine.“It’s nice to get acquainted with myself alone,” the Kung Fu Panda 3 star said. “You know, the goal when you get into a relationship is not to be out of the relationship. It’s to try to stay in the relationship. But if it doesn’t work, you can’t force those things. Also Read – A fresh blend of fame“It’s hard to let go of something, even when you know that it’s not right. I’ve chosen something in my life that I’m very comfortable with that goes against a lot of people’s more traditional feelings. If something’s not right, I don’t believe in maintaining something for the sake of what’s considered a traditional family,” Hudson said.The Almost Famous actor is enjoying the way her life is taking shape and is at peace with her sons Ryder, 11, and four-year-old Bingham.last_img read more