Indiana Farm Bureau Still Supporting 4-H at Modified State Fair

first_img SHARE Indiana Farm Bureau Still Supporting 4-H at Modified State Fair Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farm Bureau Still Supporting 4-H at Modified State Fair Audio Playerhttps://www.hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Farm-Bureau-supporting-4H-at-new-state-fair.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Some things, well, many things will be different at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in August. The annual state fair is canceled. But with some competition planned one thing that hasn’t changed is Indiana Farm Bureau stepping up to the plate and helping support 4-H members.Chelsea Poe, the INFB membership development manager, says they wanted to be a part of this year’s events even without the traditional exhibit they’ve hosted so many years on the north side of the fairgrounds.“When we really think about who we are and the people we support in our members, they’re all on the south side of the fairgrounds in those livestock barns,” Poe told HAT. “This was a great for us to tie those two together. Of course consumer education is a big piece of the puzzle and something we work on, but we thought that this support of the youth livestock exhibitors would be a good thing for us and a good fit.”Indiana Farm Bureau is the presenting sponsor of the exhibitor experience with the livestock show.“We also added a new piece to our sponsorship this year which is that we are sponsoring all showmanship in the livestock species, so that is individual species showmanship along with the supreme showman drive that happens during the fair. So, that’s an additional piece and then from what we have done the past two years we are still the sponsor of the Supreme Drive which happens that second weekend of the fair.”Ironically INFB’s board of directors had decided early in the year on a shift in focus at the State Fair to support of the livestock shows.“It just so happened to work out that was the piece of the puzzle that kept going with the modified state fair.”The Indiana State Fair 4-H Livestock Competition and 4-H Project Showcase will take place Aug. 7 through Sept. 5 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center in Indianapolis.“Many of the future leaders of Farm Bureau can be found on the fairgrounds each summer showcasing livestock and a variety of ag-related projects,” added Randy Kron, INFB president. “While this year’s state fair will look different, we’re pleased that our 4-H’ers will still be able to compete and we’re thrilled to be able to support them as a presenting sponsor. They’re the future of Indiana agriculture.”Farm Bureau will provide awards to top-level showmanship winners throughout the youth livestock showmanship competitions. The awards include:Individual grand and reserve grand champion showmanship species winners each will receive a rolling luggage bag; the grand and reserve grand champion overall supreme showmen each will receive a custom belt buckle; the grand champion winners in the Supreme Drive on Aug. 16 each will receive a four-foot, upright showbox. INFB’s focus on supporting future leaders in agriculture goes beyond its efforts at the state fair. Other youth and young adult programming includes: scholarships for graduating seniors and college students; four collegiate Farm Bureau chapters; FFA advocacy days and trainings; and additional leadership development events, competitions, awards and conferences.Source: Indiana Farm Bureau By Andy Eubank – Jul 1, 2020 Facebook Twitter Previous articleSoybean Growers Call Gap-Year SREs a “Devastating Blow”Next articleUSMCA Now in Effect; Why it’s Important to Indiana Agriculture Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

IOC to make final decision on Tokyo 2020 in four weeks with postponement considered

first_img Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutDisney’s Live-Action Simba Was Based On The Cutest Lion Cub Ever6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes Loading… He said it strengthened the IOC’s confidence the Games could be organised “with certain safety restrictions” and ensuring the safeguarding of the health of everyone involved. “Human lives take precedence over everything, including the staging of the Games,” Bach wrote. “The IOC wants to be part of the solution. “Therefore we have made it our leading principle to safeguard the health of everyone involved, and to contribute to containing the virus. “I wish, and we all are working for this, that the hope so many athletes, NOCs and IFs from all five continents have expressed will be fulfilled: that at the end of this dark tunnel we are all going through together, not knowing how long it is, the Olympic flame will be a light at the end of this tunnel.” The Olympics are currently scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9. The Paralympic Games will follow from August 25 to September 6. International Paralympic Committee President Andrew Parsons has backed the IOC’s decision, describing the four weeks as a “window of opportunity”. “The next four weeks will provide time to see if the global health situation improves, while giving a window of opportunity to look into different scenarios should the dates of the Games need to be changed,” Parsons said. World Athletics have also expressed their intention to support the IOC to find an alternative. The governing body are due to hold their World Championships in Eugene next August, which could clash with a potentially rescheduled Olympic Games. “World Athletics welcomes discussions with the IOC to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and wrote to the IOC earlier today to relay this feedback from its Area Presidents, Council and athletes. “We stand ready to work with the IOC and all sport on an alternative date.” Support has also come from IOC TOP Sponsor Coca-Cola, with the company’s Head of Global Sponsorships, Ricardo Fort, backing the decision. “The IOC is taking the right steps to proper evaluate their options,” he tweeted. “Whatever decision they make, it will be based on facts (and not on the pressure of any one Federation in any one country, no matter the Federation or the country). The British Olympic Association (BOA) welcomed the statement, but called for the IOC to have rapid decision-making. Read Also:Olympics Amidst Covid-19? Count us out BOA tells IOC “However, we urge rapid decision-making for the sake of the athletes who still face significant uncertainty,” said Sir Hugh Robertson, BOA chairman. “Restrictions have removed the ability of athletes to compete on a level playing field and it simply does not seem appropriate to continue towards the Olympic Games in the current environment.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 An IOC Executive Board meeting took place by teleconference. The four week window is expected to allow the IOC and Tokyo 2020 the chance to study different options regarding a postponement of the Games. The IOC said the scenarios will involve either modifying existing operational plans, which would allow the go ahead on 24 July. Changes to the start date of the Games will also be considered. The time frame provided by the IOC follows mounting pressure from athletes and National Olympic Committees over the fate of the Games, due to the coronavirus pandemic. IOC President Thomas Bach admitted for the first time earlier this week that alternative scenarios were being considered by the organisation. A postponement has now been acknowledged openly for the first time. The IOC repeated that cancellation of the Games “is not on the agenda.” “A decision about a postponement today could not determine a new date for the Olympic Games because of the uncertain developments in both directions: an improvement, as we are seeing in a number of countries thanks to the severe measures being taken or a deteriorating situation in other countries,” Bach said in a letter to athletes. “Contrary to other sports events, to postpone the Olympic Games is an extremely complex challenge. “A number of critical venues needed for the Games could potentially not be available anymore. “The situations with millions of nights already booked in hotels is extremely difficult to handle, and the international sports calendar for at least 33 Olympic sports would have to be adapted. “These are just a few of many, many more challenges. “Therefore, further the study of different scenarios, it would need the full commitment and cooperation of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and the Japanese authorities, and of all the International Federations (IFs) and National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and all stakeholders of the Olympic Games. “It is in light of the worldwide deteriorating situation, and in the spirit of our shared commitment to the Olympic Games, that the IOC Executive Board has today initiated the next step in our scenarios. “Together with all the stakeholders, we have started detailed discussions today to complete our assessment of the rapid development of the worldwide health situation and its impact on the Olympic Games, including a scenario of postponement. “We are working very hard, and we are confident that we will have finalised these discussions within the next four weeks.” Bach claimed there had been “significant improvements” in Japan regarding the coronavirus outbreak. A final decision on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be reached in four weeks by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with the postponement of the Games set to be assessed.last_img read more

Tri-State Coaches Meet at West Mifflin

first_imgWPIAL STANDOUT—Gateway’s Montae Nicholson won the 110 meter hurdles and the Long Jump events at the Tri-State Coaches Meet at West Mifflin.  (Photos by William McBride)In an earlier meet this month leading up to the WPIAL finals Gateway’s Montae Nicholson won the 110 meter hurdles and the Long Jump events at the Tri-State Coaches Meet at West Mifflin. Nicholson is a Michigan State football recruit and plans on running track for the Spartans also.CLOSE RACE—Ally Bartoszewicz, Center, of Vincentian Academy edged out Jasmine Jones, left, of Hempfield and Taylor McCorkle of Oakland Catholic in the 100 meter dash at the Tri State Coaches Meetlast_img

HoloLens to launch in China at the end of this month

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts Tags:#AR#Hololens#Internet of Things#IoT#Microsoft#VR Fei Zhao Follow the Puckcenter_img Microsoft HoloLens — the company’s advanced “mixed reality” headset — will finally launch in China at the end of this month, by May 24.The headset started shipping to developers in the United States and Canada in March 2016, it has gradually expanded its markets to different countries like Australia, England, Ireland, France, and Germany.See also: Bringing AR to elevator servicing with HoloLensThe official website of Microsoft China has opened links to pre-order for the business kit and developer kit. However, both of these kits are not available to normal users at this time, and even the business users will have to fill out an application to reserve it. Both of the two kits will only be provided in English.Different from other products of VR/AR technologies, Microsoft HoloLens is the leader in MR (Mixed Reality) technology. The wireless and smart glasses design of HoloLens makes it more advanced compared with other VR headsets on the market. According to a Chinese technology website’s review, it also felt much more comfortable.What are the differences between Mixed Reality and VR/AR?VR emphasize the total virtual environment and experience, while AR technology is based on real environment, and adding virtual images and information. As for Mixed Reality, it combines the two technologies and adds much more realistic information than the AR technology, so that users can immerse into a more astonishing virtual world. Most of the professionals believe that there is only a slight difference between MR and AR.However, companies will try to spotlight the slight differences to make their products distinguished from others. Magic Leap, which was founded in 2011 in Dania Florida, is another major company in the MR market. According to the data from our VB Profiles, Magic Leap has established 6 years ago and they haven’t released any commercial products yet. However, they have already raised $1.39 billion in three series of funding campaigns. In February 2016, the company collected $794 million from the series C funding, and it was lead by Alibaba.So what are the differences between Mixed Reality and VR/AR? VR emphasize the total virtual environment and experience, while AR technology is based on real environment, and adding virtual images and information. As for Mixed Reality, it combines the two technologies and adds much more realistic information than the AR technology, so that users can immerse into a more astonishing virtual world. Most of the professionals believe that there is only a slight difference between MR and AR. However, companies will try to spotlight the slight differences to make their products distinguished from others.Magic Leap, which was founded in 2011 in Dania Florida, is another major company in the MR market. According to the data from our VB Profiles, Magic Leap has established 6 years ago and they haven’t released any commercial products yet. However, they have already raised $1.39 billion in three series of funding campaigns. In February 2016, the company collected $794 million from the series C funding, and it was lead by Alibaba.A billion dollar marketDue to the strong connections between MR and AR/VR technologies, competition among companies in these markets is intensive as well. VB Profiles reports the total funding of VR Tools/Platform market has now reached to $2.67 billion.Oculus, which was acquired by Facebook in 2014 for $2 billion, is another popular company alongside Microsoft HoloLens. This Irvine, California-based company was founded in 2012, and before acquired, they had already raised $93.4 million in three series.In March 2015, Oculus released its Virtual Reality headset Oculus Rift and soon became one of the best headsets on the VR market. However, this March, the former CMO of Oculus, Elizabeth Hamren, has become the new Corporate Vice President of the MR team of Microsoft according to LinkedIn information. In June 2015, Microsoft and Oculus were partnered to provide a better gaming experience for Xbox One, but now the competition between them is getting more intensive.For normal customers and users, it may be hard to understand those terminologies, but at the same time, the intensive competition among those companies will help us to get into this new era of virtual technology quickly. Then finally let us experience the most authentic and groundbreaking new products. Microsoft HoloLens will step into the China market, which is the world’s biggest market for virtual reality according to them. We should expect that HoloLens would be the perfect production of virtual technology. Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…last_img read more

Roundtable Discussion with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke about Hunting and Fishing Access on Public Lands for Veterans.

first_imgOn Tuesday, October 26th, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke hosted a first-ever roundtable discussion with members of his leadership team and veteran service organizations about hunting and fishing access on public lands for Veterans. Over 20  veteran advocates, many who specialize in hunting and fishing therapy for returning warriors, shared experiences and ideas to make public lands more accessible to veterans with and without disabilities.“Hunting and fishing present such an incredible healing opportunity for our veterans who return home with physical and emotional wounds. Unfortunately, many of our public lands are either inaccessible to individuals with various physical disabilities, or we just don’t offer programs to encourage veterans to access and use them. I want these warriors to be able to return home from their service and enjoy the very lands they fought to protect. I want to make sure hunting and fishing on public lands is easily accessible and available. Hearing ideas from leaders in the veteran community about how to achieve this goal has given my team some much-needed insight as we move forward,” said Secretary Zinke.Veteran and Senior Extension Associate Dr. Keith G. Tidball shook hands and thanked Secretary Ryan Zinke for his service in defense of freedom, and asked that he continue to defend access to public lands for veterans.For information on how to learn more about Natural Resources in your community, contact your Cooperative Extension office. Research based information is available for adults and hands-on activities are available for youth through 4-H Programs.last_img read more

U.P. frames new charges against Gorakhpur’s Dr. Kafeel Khan

first_imgDays after an internal inquiry absolved Gorakhpur-based paediatrician Kafeel Khan of the major charges against him in the 2017 BRD hospital tragedy that saw about 30 children succumb due to the ostensible lack of oxygen, the Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday asserted that Dr. Khan had not been given a clean chit as yet.Moreover, a fresh departmental inquiry has been initiated against him for spreading “misinformation” about the probe report and for making “anti-government” political comments during the period of his suspension. The State has also rapped Dr. Khan for “causing panic” by attempting to treat patients by forcibly entering the paediatric department of district hospital Bahraich with “three, four outsiders” on September 22, 2018.With this, Dr. Khan faces a total of seven charges.All four previous charges against the doctor, including the two for which apparently no evidence was found against him in the internal report, are still pending for departmental action, a senior official asserted.Two years after he was suspended and jailed following the deaths of infants due to alleged lack of oxygen supply at the State-run BRD Medical College, Dr. Khan last week shared with the media an internal report absolving him of the major charge of “medical negligence.”The report’s author also observed that Dr. Khan was not involved in the process of supply, tender, maintenance, payment or the ordering of oxygen, and that he was also not the nodal officer of the enchephalitis ward at the medical college in Gorakhpur. However, the report found Dr. Khan guilty of indulging in private practice, which goes against the rules.Principal Secretary, medical education, Rajneesh Dube asserted that Dr. Khan had spread false and misleading information, including on social media, that he had got a clean chit on the basis of this report.Mr. Dube said that the interim report had found Dr. Khan guilty on two out of the four counts: of private practice and corruption (for allegedly running a private nursing home while holding the post of a senior resident and regular spokesperson for government service).This, Mr. Dube asserted, was “a matter of serious corruption and gross violation of rules.”Also, even on the other two charges, “a final decision is not yet taken by the government,” Mr. Dube clarified, adding a ‘clean chit’ was still pending.The official asserted that as per new records it appeared that “prima facie” Dr. Khan was the nodal officer of the 100-bed ward in 2016 and 2017. There were several “correspondences” by him as a nodal officer and he was also a member of the purchasing committee, Mr. Dube said.Reacting to the government’s fresh action against him, Dr. Khan claimed that the State government had framed three new charges against him “to divert” attention from the “real issues.”Dr. Khan said instead of holding press conferences on him, the government should hold one on the ‘infants who had died of a sudden shortage of liquid oxygen.’last_img read more

Roach says Golovkin will KO Canelo

first_imgFiloil: San Beda escapes Perpetual in OT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Trainer Freddie Roach. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFreddie Roach is in the process of preparing prized student Manny Pacquiao for the Filipino’s defense of the WBO World welterweight belt against Jeff Horn in July.That fight, however, is not the biggest one in 2017.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds MOST READ The dream showdown between middleweight king Gennady Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is finally set for September and the rematch between light heavyweight greats Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev in June.Roach once told RingTV back in early May that he’s still “50-50” on who wins between Golovkin and Alvarez, but on Thursday he was a little more certain.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“GGG will knock Canelo out,” Roach told INQUIRER.net during Pacquiao’s training session at Elorde Gym in the Mall of Asia Complex.Golovkin (37-0-0) is set to defend his WBC, WBA Super, IBF, and IBO world middleweight belts against Alvarez (49-1-1) who owns The Ring middleweight and the WBO super welterweight belts. For the rematch between Ward and Kovalev, however, Roach wasn’t that much of a fan.“Who cares?” Roach said simply.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP View commentslast_img read more

Fonacier wants no letup from NLEX

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games He doubled down a minute after, puncturing the dagger three from the top of the arc off a JR Quiñahan pass with 23.9 seconds left to give his side a comfortable 101-97 edge that took the air out of the Beermen.“Larry was vintage from eight years ago,” said ROS coach Yeng Guiao, who acquired the veteran marksman via trade late in the 2017 Commissioner’s Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingHowever, Fonacier said that the big shots he had wouldn’t be possible if not for Guiao, the same coach who bestowed much belief on him back when he was still an upstart in the league coming out of Ateneo.“He started it all. I give credit to him. He helped me to have strong will in this league. He’s trained me to be ready for those moments and I thank him for the tough love while we’re still at Red Bull,” he said. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It also helps that he’s playing alongside players who are no stranger to Guiao’s system like Quiñahan and Cyrus Baguio, as they all give NLEX the much-needed veteran presence.Fonacier thinks the Road Warriors’ win over the Grand Slam-seeking Beermen is a sign that they can compete against any team in the league.“It means that we’re on the right track of being able to compete at a high level this conference. We’re almost on our goal of making it to the semis. We’re an inch closer to that and we don’t want to relax. We don’t want any meltdown like in our previous game,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lassiter after SMB loss to NLEX: ‘We’re still finding our way’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterscenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ Larry Fonacier. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLarry Fonacier turned back the clock and looked like the gunslinger of old as he shot NLEX out of danger en route to a 103-100 stunner over San Miguel Beer in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup on Sunday.With the Road Warriors engaged in a tight battle in the last two minutes, the 35-year-old first struck at the 1:46 mark for the go-ahead triple to push the Road Warriors up, 98-95.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View commentslast_img read more