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

Journalist freed after eight days, says he was arrested illegally

first_img News RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Afghanistan Journalist unfairly held in custodyReporters Without Borders today protested against the decision of the Afghanistan prosecutor general to continue the detention of journalist Nazari Paryani, head of news pages on the daily Payman.He has been imprisoned at the remand jail in Kabul since 13 January 2009. “The newspaper mistakenly published an article containing ambiguous judgements about religions, but Nazari Paryani had no direct responsibility for this”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.Police raided the headquarters of the paper in Kabul on 13 January and arrested seven journalists, including Paryani, for the publication of a “blasphemous article” three days previously “. Six journalists were released after a few hours but Paryani remained in custody.Despite interventions by leaders of Afghanistan’s National Union of Journalists, who were able to visit him in detention, the authorities refused, on 20 January to free him on bail although no charge had been laid against him.A delegation from Reporters Without Borders which happened to be in Kabul at the time, also made representations on his behalf to the information ministry.“Since Payman has apologised, the journalist should be freed. Reading the published article, it is hard to understand the authorities’ hounding of Payman,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We are disturbed by the excessive politicisation of cases linked to the protection of the official religion,” the organisation added.Justice officials have also issued an arrest warrant against the paper’s editor, Syed Ahmad Hashemi, who is currently abroad.Journalists in Kabul said the detention was aimed at pleasing the Ulemas council, the president of which, Mullah Molavi Shinwari, released a statement the day after the article was published condemning the paper’s ‘Islamophobia’.An employee at Payman was confused by an almost identical headline on an editorial written for the paper and a text written before her death by a Bulgarian clairvoyant and posted on the website www.kharam.com , which contained some prophesies on Islam which were seen as insulting. The paper carried an apology in the following day’s edition, saying that “journalists on Payman are all Muslims and have never insulted religious beliefs”.The newspaper is critical of the government. It regularly carries articles on corruption. Its editorial staff have been threatened on several occasions and the trade ministry recently summoned a journalist to his office to “seek an explanation” for an investigation.A member of Payman’s management, Mahsa Taee, told Reporters Without Borders that “the newspaper is being held hostage by politics and the government which is behind this case. The media regulatory commission usually rules on these press cases and should decide whether a case goes before the courts. But the prosecutor decided to intervene himself”. Reporters Without Borders hails yesterday’s release of Nazari Paryani, the news editor of the daily Payman, after eight days of detention in Kabul because of an allegedly blasphemous article that was published by mistake. Paryani was freed provisionally and still faces possible prosecution. Reporters Without Borders calls for all charges to be dropped.Exhausted by the ordeal, Paryani today told Reporters Without Borders: “I was arrested illegally and in violation of all principles and national and international laws. The official at the Kabul prosecutor’s office in charge of the investigation entered our office with policemen and arrested me and six of my colleagues. They said they came on the orders of the president and the prosecutor.”Paryani continued: “I was interrogated twice. The first day it was in the office of the person in charge of the investigation. I explained that as the person responsible for the news pages, I had nothing to do with this regrettable error. I think they understood but they kept me in detention. The next day, in the prison, they repeated their questions and I gave the same answers.”He added: “They put me with common criminals. It was humiliating for me as a journalist to have been arrested illegally and put with criminals and delinquents. I was free on the orders of the president but I am still under judicial surveillance. And the case against the newspaper is still open.”——–21.01.2009 News January 22, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist freed after eight days, says he was arrested illegally Help by sharing this information Organisation Receive email alerts News June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en May 3, 2021 Find out more to go further News Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says AfghanistanAsia – Pacific March 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

French journalists released after being held hostage for 18 months

first_img Help by sharing this information Organisation News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific News Follow the news on Afghanistan News Receive email alerts Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Reporters Without Borders is delighted by today’s release of French journalists Hervé Ghesquière and Stéphane Taponier and their Afghan interpreter Reza, who were abducted by a Taliban group on 29 December 2009 in the northeastern province of Kapisa while doing a report for the French TV station France 3.“We are greatly relieved by this news, which we have constantly awaited throughout the 547 days that the hostages spent in captivity,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said. “Our recent meetings with the Afghan authorities and the French officials in charge of the case had led us to believe that they would be freed soon.“We hail all the efforts undertaken by the French and Afghan governments, which led to Ghesquière and Taponier and their interpreter being freed safe and sound as result of negotiation. We hope they will all be reunited with their families very soon.”Kapisa governor Abdol Hakim Akhonzadeh, who was reached in the town of Tagab, told Reporters Without Borders that the journalists were freed at around 5 p.m. today (local time). The Elysée Palace immediately notified their families, who were participating in a rally in support of the journalists in Igor Stravinski Square in Paris.Held on the day they would have completed 18 months in captivity, the rally included a display recreating the conditions in which they were being held. It was staged by Reporters Without Borders with the aim of increasing public awareness of their plight and launching a new appeal for their release.A Reporters Without Borders delegation consisting of Julliard, president Dominique Gerbaud and Afghanistan researcher Reza Moini visited Kabul from 20 to 25 June to gather information about the situation of the hostages. They met with information and culture minister Makhdom Raheen, foreign minister Zalmai Rasoul, national security commission chairman Rangin Dadfar Spanta, French ambassador Bernard Bajolet and various journalists’ associations.Afghanistan continues to be one of the world’s most dangerous countries for media personal and Afghan journalists pay a high price for working with foreign media. At least 15 journalists have been kidnapped by criminal or insurgent groups in Afghanistan since the start of 2009. RSF_en center_img to go further RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan May 3, 2021 Find out more News Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” June 2, 2021 Find out more June 29, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 French journalists released after being held hostage for 18 months March 11, 2021 Find out more AfghanistanAsia – Pacific last_img read more

Smart working for small businesses

first_imgAdvertisement NewsBusinessSmart working for small businessesBy Bernie English – March 12, 2019 764 Email Previous articleA log from Johnny’s voyageNext articleSponsored: Win your  wedding dress at the Radisson Hotel Limerick this weekend Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up WhatsApp Printcenter_img Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites THE SMALL Firms Association, along with Vodafone Ireland is bringing their free ‘Smart Business’ regional workshop in Limerick next month to help businesses grow, scale and succeed in a changing business environment.The workshops will enable business leaders to have a conversation with HR, business growth experts and peers about the challenges faced by SMEs and to help them stay competitive through smart working practices.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The breakfast event will take place at the Bank of Ireland Workbench on O’Connell Street on April 3 from 7.30 to 9am.Treasa Doran, Head of Small Business at Vodafone Ireland, said that last October, Limerick had the highest number of jobs announcements ever, highlighting the importance of attraction and retention in enabling Limerick businesses to scale their operations.“However, we are aware that not all SMEs have access to the knowledge and solutions required to take advantage of initiatives such as smart working. I would encourage all business owners or managers in the area to sign up to the workshop and take advantage of this knowledge sharing exercise.”The ‘Smart Business’ series coincides with the recent launch of Vodafone’s industry report which considers the challenges and opportunities of smart working for SMEs in Ireland.SFA Director Sven Spollen-Behrens said that 57 per cent of Limerick’s private sector employees work in small firms and those businesses would have the opportunity to see remote working in action at the Limerick Workbench.The ‘Smart Business’ workshop will also highlight the benefits of smart working and address the fears and concerns that small businesses may have”.Those interested in the event, who also have the opportunity to win a new smartphone, can register for the free event at http://ie-mktg.vodafone.com/open-conversationsAdditional content on smart working is available atVodafone.ie/business Limerick on Covid watch list Linkedin Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! TAGSbusinessEventLimerick City and CountyNews Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge last_img read more

Osteopathic ManipulativeMedicine (OMM) Faculty (Rank commensurate w/ experience

first_imgPosting DetailsPosting NumberF00150PClassification TitleFacultyPosition TypeDisclaimerLiberty University’s hiring practices and EEO Statement are fullyin compliance with both federal and state law. Federal law createsan exception to the “religion” component of the employmentdiscrimination laws for religious organizations (includingeducational institutions), and permits them to give employmentpreference to members of their own religion. Liberty University isin that category.Position TitleOsteopathic ManipulativeMedicine (OMM) Faculty (Rank commensuratew/ experienceDoes this position require driving?YesContactRobbin Wright, Carla JonesContact Phone Ext434-592-7657 or 434-582-3437Contact [email protected] or [email protected] Summary/Basic FunctionPRIMARY PURPOSE : Demonstrate experience and expertise inOsteopathic Manipulative Medicine that ensures the integration ofscientifically based, outcome evaluated clinical knowledge andskills, biomedical sciences, and osteopathic principles andpractices for predoctoral and/or postdoctoral students, provideservice to the university and professional communities and engagein innovative scholarship and research to advance medicalknowledge.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS :1. Direct the education and instruction of medical students andother health care professional students while providing mentorshipand motivation for learning, research and scholarly activity inclassroom environments, clinical settings, active learning groups,laboratory experience and research opportunities.2. Establish and maintain scheduled office hours for studentadvising, tutoring, remediation and consultation.3. Provide service to the university community and students throughserving on COM and department committees, providing leadership,mentorship and expertise to students, participating in communityoutreach events and with professional organizations or groups asassigned by the Dean or Department Chair.4. Participate in curriculum development, assessment andmodification as a part of the college’s ongoing quality improvementand assessment program.5. Participate in the assessment and evaluation of students andresidents, provide feedback and remedial assistance to ensure thatthe students of the COM meet the standards established by thefaculty and college and obtain the knowledge, skills and competencyestablished.6. Participate in the assessment or evaluation of and providefeedback to other members of the faculty as a portion of thecollege’s ongoing quality improvement and assessment program.7. Maintain a personal and professional development plan andportfolio, including documentation of teaching, professionaldevelopment activities and plans, service provided to college andcommunities, scholarly activity and research to assure personalgrowth and continued competency with specialty field.8. Demonstrate the highest standard of professionalism and ethicalbehavior in all aspects of personal and professional actions andperformance.9. Demonstrate and role model an ongoing ability to workcooperatively with colleagues, supervisors and support staff.10. Demonstrate adaptability and the willingness to assist theuniversity and college in fulfilling its mission and vision thoughteaching, academic administrative duties (course/systemcoordinator), community service and/or perform special duties asassigned.11. Advance the prestige of the University and College throughadvancement of it mission and vision and advancement of yourpersonal career.12. Prepare grant proposals and academic evaluative reports.13. Other duties as assigned by the Dean or his/her designee.MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS :1. Assist administration, faculty and staff in special projects asrequired.2. Maintain work area clean and professional in appearance at alltimes.3. Maintain professionalism with all contacts.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES :1. Demonstrate knowledge and skill in the delivery of medicaleducation in the classroom, laboratory, simulation and standardizedlaboratory settings and in clinical settings for students andresidents.2. Demonstrate knowledge of varied curriculum templates andeducational formats3. Demonstrate ability to mentor and motivate students andpeers4. Demonstrate a depth of knowledge in one or more of the medical,psychological, social, or spiritual disciplines required for theeducation of medical students, the practice of medicine, theadvancement of medical knowledge and research.Minimum QualificationsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :1. Terminal degree (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or MedicalDoctor Degree) with current Board Certification in appropriate areaof specialization if applicable.2. Three (3) years academic experience as a full time facultymember at a College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of AllopathicMedicine, Academic Health Care Center or other doctoral levelallied health college, extensive experience in research orscholarly activity at a nationally recognized facility or as a fulltime faculty member in a Graduate Medical Education program.3. Demonstrated leadership and productivity in the areas ofclinical or professional service, scholarly activity, medicalresearch or education.4. Good standing with all regulatory and governmental boards andagencies.5. Eligible for coverage by college’s malpractice insurer ifapplicable.Preferred QualificationsPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS1. Demonstrated leadership, productivity and administrativeexperience in clinical, professional, research or educationalsettings.Work Hours8:00 am to 5:00 pmPosting Date02/26/2019Special Instructions for ApplicantsQuicklinkhttps://jobs.liberty.edu/postings/20957Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover LetterTranscriptsLetter of RecommendationCurriculum VitaeTeaching PhilosophyPastoral Reference LetterAcademic/Professional Reference Letter 1Academic/Professional Reference Letter 2Unofficial Transcript 1Unofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Optional DocumentsCareer Advancement Form (For Current LU Employees ONLY)Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).last_img read more

First Security Bank Announces New Hires in Credit and Loan Department

first_imgFirst Security Bank has hired three employees to grow its ability to better serve its clients in its credit and loan support teams.Abby Bridges is a Credit Analyst with experience in accounting, finance and customer service. Bridges is currently attending the University of Southern Indiana, where she is will earn a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting and Professional Services, as well as, a Bachelor of Science in Finance this May.Lesha Molt joins as a Loan Processing Specialist, with experience in loan processing of new consumer, commercial and mortgage loans. Most recently with Field & Main Bank she spent the last several years as a Loan Operations Specialist reviewing consumer and commercial loans in compliance.  Molt completed Paralegal Studies at College of Lake County, IL and holds numerous Paralegal Certifications.Janet Helfert comes to the bank as a Core System Management and Reporting Specialist, with more than 20 years’ experience in the banking industry. Throughout her banking career, Janet has gained experience in loan verification and maintenance, escrow analysis, flood and many other operational areas.About First Security Bank:First Security Bank is a $600 million asset bank with 11 banking centers. With more than 140 employees, in its four markets and corporate office, First Security Bank has differentiated itself from larger competitors with its focus on relationship banking and the ability to make credit and other business decisions locally.###FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Students Star in “Stage Fright” on Saturday and Sunday

first_imgStudents of the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company (OCTC) will celebrate the Halloween and fall season with “Stage Fright” at the Ocean City Music Pier at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26.“Stage Fright” features a cast of 20 student performers from middle and high schools across Cape May and Atlantic counties.“We are thrilled to bring together all of these students under one roof to share and fine-tune their theatrical talents” Artistic Director Michael Hartman said.In a unique concept, “Stage Fright” features two acts and two different shows that are “spooktacular” for the Halloween season. One act will highlight an adaptation of the popular story of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” and the other act will feature “The Invisible Man,” which is written by the master of science fiction, H.G. Wells. Overseeing the entire play is accomplished director, performer and educator Donald Toal.“Stage Fright” will provide an excellent opportunity to support the talents of up-and-coming theatrical stars and celebrate this scary time of the year, all while being family-friendly.Tickets range from $10-$12 and can be purchased by visiting www.ocnj.us/boxoffice or by calling 609-525-9300.— News release from the Ocean City Theatre Companylast_img read more

Supreme Court denies banks’ appeal in NCUA MBS suit

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from several banks regarding a lawsuit filed by the National Credit Union Administration involving the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities more than  seven years ago to two corporate credit unions. The Royal Bank of Scotland, Wells Fargo and Co., Nomura Holdings Inc. and Novation Companies Inc. were denied dismissal of the suit Monday.“NCUA has orchestrated a series of successful legal challenges to banks that sold flawed mortgage backed securities to some of the corporate credit unions,” said Mary Dunn, deputy general counsel for the Credit Union National Association. “Additional litigation is pending but the Supreme Court’s decision released Monday to reject these banks’ request for a  review is another positive development for the agency and credit unions.”The NCUA filed its lawsuit in its role as liquidating agent for U.S. Central FCU and Western Corporate FCU, which failed in 2009. The agency alleges the banks made misrepresentations about the securities when they were sold in 2006 and 2007, a violation of federal law.The banks alleged the NCUA had waited too long to file its lawsuit. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last August in favor of NCUA, prompting the banks to take their case to the Supreme Court. continue reading »last_img read more

Wolf Administration Announces PA Farm Bill Grant Funding to Increase Agriculture Education Opportunities

first_imgWolf Administration Announces PA Farm Bill Grant Funding to Increase Agriculture Education Opportunities Education,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of $500,000 in Ag and Youth Grants to fund 55 projects that will improve access to agriculture education in the commonwealth, with a goal of addressing the looming 75,000 workforce deficit Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry faces in the coming decade.“Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders, entrepreneurs, scientists, and agribusiness owners,” said Gov. Wolf. “This $500,000 is the seed to tomorrow’s bountiful future for Pennsylvania agriculture.”In July of this year, Governor Wolf signed Act 40 to reenact Pennsylvania’s Ag and Youth Grant Program as part of the state’s first-ever Pennsylvania Farm Bill. The program, funded at $500,000, provides youth organizations direct, non-matching grants of up to $7,500 to defray costs of eligible projects and matching reimbursement grants of up to $25,000 for capital projects or equipment purchases. Eligible projects included those that are for education or workforce development seminars or field trips; agricultural safety training programs; and capital projects or equipment.“All youth should have access to the same opportunities for growth and career development,” said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. “These programs are urban, rural, or suburban, and they all further our mission to grow the industry’s future leaders. It’s experiences in these programs that we hope will influence PA youth for a lifetime.”The $500,000 in ag and youth grants approved for funding will benefit 55 projects in 25 counties. The approved projects include the following direct grant projects:Allegheny CountyBible Center – Oasis Project, $7,500, urban agriculture programmingPennsylvania State University, $5893, community pollinator gardenBlair CountyWilliamsburg Community Junior Senior High School, $7,500, equipmentBradford CountyPennsylvania State University, $4,500, cheese-making programCanton Area School District, $7,250, hydroponics equipmentBucks CountyPennsylvania State University, $3,000, Animal and Veterinary Science ClinicCentre CountyPennsylvania State University, $7,500, robotics programChester CountyChester County FFA, $7500, equipmentChester County Intermediate Unit, $6,900, Animal and Veterinary Science ProgramOctorara Area School District, $3,500, drone purchase for precision agricultureClarion CountyPennsylvania State University, $6,894, community pollinator gardenClinton CountyKeystone Central School District Career and Technology Center, $5,500, equipmentColumbia CountyCentral Columbia FFA, $7,500, equipmentCumberland CountyWest Shore School District, $3,510, aquaponics equipmentThe Gardens at Boiling Springs, $7,360, hydroponics equipmentPennsylvania Friends of Agriculture, $7,500, scholarships for 15 schools in the commonwealth to host the Mobile Ag Lab.Erie CountyErie School District, $6,010, urban ag programUnion City Area School District, $7,500, equipmentFranklin CountyFranklin County 4-H Goat Club, $7,500, purchase of animal pensFranklin County Career Tech, $7,350, equipmentFranklin County FFA, $1,500, equipmentGreene CountyWest Greene School District, $7,490, fume extraction unit for ag mechanic programJefferson CountyBrockway School District, $7,500, equipmentMontgomery CountyStewart Middle School Garden, $2,000, garden programMontour CountyDanville Area High School, $7,500, iron working equipmentNorthumberland CountyWarrior Run School District, $5,862, hydroponic equipmentPerry CountyLEAF Project Inc., $7,500, community garden programPhiladelphia CountyVepo Farms, $7,500, hydroponics equipment and specialized programs for students with autismPhilly Goat Project, $7,500, middle school livestock programThe U School, $5,120, expand intensive senior year agriculture CTE programVietLead, $5,120, urban ag programSaul High School – Philadelphia School District, $7,500, laptops for CTE programGraced Early Learning Center, $7,500, elementary ag programBoy Scouts of America’s Cradle of Liberty Council, $7,500, ag mentoring programNorris Square Neighborhood Project, $6,500, heritage crop programTioga CountyWellsboro Area School District, $2,000, Mobile Ag Science LabWashington CountyBurgettstown Area School District, $7,500, creation of an FFA ChapterWayne CountyWayne Highlands School District, $7,500, Mobile Ag LabYork CountyNorthern York School District $7,500 to Gifford Pinchot FFA for enhancements to their middle school programming and workforce development through industry tours and professional certification courses.Edgar Fahs Smith STEAM Academy $7500 to fund the purchase of hydroponics equipment for students to grow seeds, which will then be transferred to areas where students are working to restore native habitats.York County Libraries $7500 for York County Libraries SummerQuest to incorporate gardening and farm field trips to expose children to agriculture.And the following 12 matching grant projects:Allegheny CountyHilltop Urban Farm, $25,000, farm expansionBedford CountyBedford County Tech Center, $8,000, ag science structureCentre CountyPennsylvania State University, $25,000, high tunnels for student farmChester CountyOctorara Area School District, $12,500, precision ag equipmentGreene CountyWest Greene School District, $25,000, ag ed facility upgradeLancaster CountyPenn Manor School District, $21,154, ag mechanics equipmentLycoming CountyMontoursville Area School District, $25,000, upgrade CNC equipmentMontgomery CountyThe Farm, Home, and Youth Foundation of Montgomery County, $25,000, 4-H Center upgradeVariety, $14,000, to engage youth with disabilities in farm to table productionPhiladelphia CountySchool District of Philadelphia, $25,000, Fox Chase Farm program expansiomJASTECH/Overbrook Environmental Education Center, $7,500, purchase high tunnelTioga CountyNorth Penn Liberty – Southern Tioga School District $25,000 for a building to house the Ag Production Career and Technical Education program and FFA Chapter.Earlier today at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Education Executive Deputy David Volkman had the opportunity to meet some of the youth who will benefit from the approved funding, including members of the Pennsylvania FFA and 4-H, and LEAF, a group that cultivates leadership through hands-on agricultural experiences for youth from diverse backgrounds.“Pennsylvania has a rich history in agriculture and in connecting students with the industry through organizations like FFA and 4-H,” said Department of Education Executive Deputy Secretary David Volkman. “The grants will allow even more students to learn about these vital businesses and the career opportunities they offer.”Representatives Eddie Day Pashinski and Pam Delissio were champions for Act 40, which reinstated the Ag and Youth Grant Program in Governor Wolf’s PA Farm Bill.“As a former teacher, I know how valuable hands-on learning can be for students – that’s why I believed it was critical the Pennsylvania Farm Bill included funding for the Ag and Youth Grant Program,” said Representative Pashinski. “These grants will provide invaluable experiences, helping to inspire our next generation of farmers and producers.”“It was a privilege to have prime sponsored the Ag and Youth grant bill as part of the historic PA Farm bill,” said State Representative Pamela A. DeLissio. “Even though HB1518 became incorporated into SB660, it is benefiting many youth organizations and helping to ensure future generations of farmers and many other agriculture related careers.”For more information on the Pennsylvania Farm Bill, visit agriculture.pa.gov. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img January 06, 2020last_img read more

Quiz: Can you name these World Cup 2010 stars?

first_imgWith the 2014 World Cup just around the corner, we thought we’d test your knowledge by looking back at some less than familiar faces from South Africa 2010.While we’d all probably remember Spain going on to lift the famous trophy, how many faces can you recall from the rounds along the way?These stars were all present in one guise or another back in 2010 – can you name all 10 and achieve real legend fan status? Or are you just a World Cup rookie?2010 winners: Spain (Picture: AP)Italy   Antonio Di Natale  Fabio Quagliarella  Christian MaggioArgentina  Gabriel Heinze  Javier Pastore  Martín PalermoSpain   Carlos Marchena  Javi Martínez  Joan CapdevilaBrazil  Nilmar  Fred  Luis FabianoFrance  Mathieu Valbuena  Jeremy Toulalan  Anthony ReveillereEngland WAGS   Cheryl Cole  Alex Jones  Christine BleakleyHolland  Rafael van der Vaart  Khalid Boulahrouz  Joris MathijsenIvory Coast   Didier Zokora  Emmanuel Kone  Guy DemelFrance  Abou Diaby  Alou Diarra  Sidney GovouEngland   Matthew Upson  James Milner  Jamie Carragherlast_img read more