Farming Today for Tomorrow

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Farming Today for Tomorrow Audio Playerhttps://hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/farming-today-for-tomorrow-wrap.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.“Farming Today for Tomorrow”- that’s the name of the new multimedia campaign from the National Pork Producers Council to showcase U.S. pork producers’ long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship and further reducing greenhouse gas emissions.Duane Stateler is a hog farmer from McComb, Ohio featured in the campaign who says, “They’re not making any more ground, so we’ve got to preserve what we’ve got. It was always taught to me by my dad and my grandfather that you’ve got to be careful with what you do out here because remember we’re drinking the water that comes from the area that we’re farming, a lot of our farm wells. So, we’ve got to pay particular attention to what we do that we make sure we have quality water for not only ourselves, but for other people.”One of the top priorities of the incoming Biden administration is addressing climate. Stateler says this shouldn’t be a concern for farmers, but instead an opportunity to tell the great story that farmers have.“I think that there’s no better no better stewards of the land and of the natural resources than what farmers are. I mean, as you look to where we’re progressing, the amount of soil testing is up, and the response to what we’re putting on is up. And it it’s a two-fold, let’s be honest. There is economics involved in it. But with the margins being at where they’re at and the fact that we’ve got to preserve what we’ve got, I think the sustainability aspect of what farmers do is not understood well enough, and we’ve got to do a little bit better job of letting people know what we are doing in today’s modern agriculture.”Thanks to environmental stewardship efforts, U.S. pork producers have reduced their emissions to 0.4 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, according to 2019 Environmental Protection Agency data. Hog farmers are committed to further reducing their environmental footprint, including support for voluntary, incentive-based tools to maximize the sequestration of carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions.To learn more about NPPC’s “Farming Today for Tomorrow” campaign, visit: www.nppc.org/farmingtodayfortomorrow. SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Jan 17, 2021 SHARE Previous articleHoosier Ag This Week Podcast for 1-16-21Next articlePoeschl Resigns as CEO of National FFA Organization Eric Pfeiffer Facebook Twitter Farming Today for Tomorrowlast_img read more

GambleAware strengthens support for Gamban

first_img Marc Etches to step down as CEO of GambleAware in 2021 August 14, 2020 YGAM focuses on BAME community engagement with CVR link-up August 21, 2020 Share Share Submit StumbleUpon GambleAware has confirmed it’s funding of Gamban to provide treatment services, following an evaluation that has been undertaken to assess gambling blocking software.It comes after the publishing of an independent review, conducted by researchers Winning Moves, which considered the technical and therapeutic benefits of three specialist gambling solutions, and a trio of more general products.Marc Etches, chief executive of GambleAware, commented: “Blocking software can be an effective tool to help those at-risk of getting into difficulties resist the ubiquitous gambling adverts and special offers that surround us these days.  “This report reinforces the point that such tools work best as part of a treatment package tailored to the individual, rather than being effective in isolation.“This evaluation gives us the confidence we needed to fund the use of this software for anyone who is referred to our treatment services.”Anonymising each packed in its research, Gamban was found to be the most technically effective at blocking licensed and illegal gambling sites, however a key issue that also cropped up was the cost of the usage of such tools to the individual.Karl King, associate director of Winning Moves, added: “Based on the results of systematic testing, blocking software appears to be generally effective in restricting access to online gambling.“One gambling-specific package was found to block access to 99% of active gambling websites associated with UK Gambling Commission licences.“When gamblers experiencing gambling-related harm are not aware of blocking software it can come as a welcome surprise, particularly to those feeling that they had exhausted all other potential self-treatment methods available to them.“Blocking software was felt to work best as part of a treatment package tailored to the individual, rather than being effective in isolation.”GambleAware is to make the software available to clients of its national gambling treatment services, stressing a hope that by reducing cost they can potentially encourage more people who are at risk to use the app if they need it.People calling the National Gambling Helpline who are referred for treatment from GamCare, its network of regional partners, the National Problem Gambling Clinic and the Gordon Moody Association, will be given use of the software free of charge by Gamban.Jack Symons, CEO of Gamban, concluded: “Significant investment and dedication in the development of our software has got us to the point where we’re now world-leading in gambling blocking.“We’re delighted that this has been recognised by GambleAware, who will provide Gamban for free to those whose treatment they fund.” Related Articles GambleAware: Engage those with lived experience of gambling harms August 28, 2020last_img read more

Decluttering the energy sector

first_img‘5S’ is a Japanese method of proper housekeeping that generates benefits in the quality improvement process. The five ‘S’s stand for sorting, setting in order, shining/ cleaning/ removing the clutter, standardising, and sustaining. It is high time that Indian thinks of decluttering its energy sector with multifarious pursuits and sustaining it through long-term visionary clean energy optics. The world is driven by energy. The country that has more energy in its kitty is more powerful and rich in terms of serving its citizens better than the ones that have less or none. Also Read – A special kind of bondHere, we are talking about primary energy resources, mainly fossil fuels. With the exploitation of technologies, primary energy sources can be converted into secondary sources. The burning of coal not only gave humanity the steam engine but also the Industrial Revolution. With the application of energy, we won several frontiers and virtually became the rulers of this planet. However, like all proverbial good or great things, fossil fuels are now at their lowest ebb. The reason for this is our dissolute activities, which are also the principal source for primary energy depletion. Also Read – Insider threat managementWe need to contemplate about our bustling primary energy usage. Anyway, eventually, it will vanish, even though we can stretch a bit by employing sustainability in our approach. Then, we need to start with alternatives and as we choked this planet with emissions and discharges, now we need to harness only clean energy. The Indian government has taken a forward-looking step by reducing customs duty of up to 30 per cent on electric vehicles (EVs) since January 2019, especially for domestically assembled EVs. Meanwhile, since 2008-09, clean diesel technology has been promoted and dirty diesel has been discouraged and the Indian government gave signals towards EVs. Subsequently, it upgraded the emission standards and successively promoted hybrid technologies and then focussed on the upgradation from hybrid to EVs periodically. However, the question is: Are our EVs really good in terms of energy efficiency and environmental-friendly practices? The Indian government, as the leader of one-sixth of humanity, has no other choice but to make promises in international fora and commissions. But is our motor industry in harmony with that approach? How long will it take to come out from the somniferous state? What is needed are enforceable guidelines and water-tight deadlines. The motor industry can also think of giving rebate to the customers that partly needs to be absorbed by the government in the form of discounting taxes. There needs to be a big vision and enforceable mission along with a deadline to end dirty fuel usage. If it was possible for Delhi to enforce Compressed Natural Gas, then why not enforce contrived EVs and kick out the dirty fuel altogether? There are around 1.7 million buses in India running with dirty fuel. There is a great opportunity to go for clean energy in this sector. Probably since 30 per cent of its air pollution is generated by motor vehicles through Particulate Matter2.5, recently Delhi tendered for 1000 electric buses, a very good number indeed, but it would dwarf if compared with China where 1.2 million electric buses are making the giant stride for a cleaner globe. Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and a few other cities are running electric buses for the trial purposes. So far, Himachal Pradesh is having a good number (25) of electrical buses in its operation and plans to tender 220 more electric buses in its fleet. China took a quantum leap in 2009 after choking from pollution and earmarked seven strategic industries for future growth. Out of those seven, two were from alternative fuel and EVs. Like China, our motor industry needs to come out from the torpor. We expect the Indian government would lead from the front by giving enforceable guidelines as well as sustained efforts to be imparted for building country-wide electrical charging booths/stations for EVs. We know now that lot of waterways/ferries are opening up, but emphasis should be given to the use of clean fuels, not the dirty fuel anymore. Sustained efforts to be made for cleaning the Ganges and cleaning India for posterity and ourselves. Just remember, Gurugram has been crowned as the ‘most polluted city on earth’. But I believe it would happily like to renounce the title. It can if it adopts a systemic clean energy approach. (The author is an IITD alumnus with two decades of specialisation in the fields of environment, energy, health, safety and quality in India, the Middle East, Europe and North America. The views are strictly personal)last_img read more

Youth shot dead by rival gang

first_imgGhaziabad: A 22-years-old youth succumbed to bullet injuries during treatment at a hospital in Delhi after he was shot during a feud between two groups on Monday in Tronica city area of Ghaziabad. Cops said that the victim was referred to a hospital in Delhi where he died on Tuesday morning. According to police, the deceased identified as Badal, was shot around 2 pm on Monday by his rival gang members. Cops added that Badal was shot when he was sitting at his cousin brother Pankaj’s RO water plant in Rampark area. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”Victim’s kin have alleged Sachin Khari, Atul Dheda and Deepak, all natives of Rampark area, to have barged into their water plant and started vandalising the office. Badal, Pankaj and their two other friends tried to oppose them, following which Sachin opened fire on them which hit Badal in his abdomen and he was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors referred him to higher medical Center in delhi” said Dharmendra Singh, in-charge, Tronic city police station.last_img read more

EC seeks report from DM on Nashkar’s controversial remarks

first_imgKolkata: Election Commission has sought a report from the District Magistrate of East Midnapore on the derogatory statement of BJP candidate from Tamluk, Siddhartha Nashkar.During an election campaign in Tamluk, Nashkar allegedly made some derogatory remarks on Friday and allegedly urged the BJP workers to beat up other party activists. Following the incident, various political parties moved to the Commission demanding action against the BJP candidate from Tamluk. The office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in the state sought a detailed report from the DM and also the video of the election rally. The Election Commission will examine the video footages of the BJP candidate. They will take a decision after going through the video. It may be mentioned that many BJP candidates have courted controversy in the recent past for their derogatory remarks and it seems to continue unabated. BJP’s Basirhat candidate Sayantan Basu, Dilip Ghosh contesting the elections from Midnapore, Babul Supriyo contesting from Asansol had been under the scanner of the Election Commission for triggering controversies. It may also be mentioned here that some polling personnel from Birbhum have urged the Election Commission to keep an eye on Anubrata Mondal, Trinamool Congress president of the district, on the day of elections as they fear that Mondal may try to intimidate voters.last_img read more

Egypt to try 23 Islamists for ‘unauthorised’ demo

first_imgCAIRO – An Egyptian court will try 23 Islamists under a newly passed law banning unauthorised demonstrations, a judicial source said Tuesday.Supporters of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, ousted and arrested by the military in July, regularly hold demonstrations around the country calling for his return.Egypt’s military-installed authorities have cracked down on the protests, and more than 1,000 people have been killed and thousands others arrested since mid-August. The judicial source described the 23 accused as members of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood, and said they had been detained ahead of their case.The group was arrested in the Qaliubiya governorate north of Cairo, according to the source, who did not say when they had been detained.They would go on trial Sunday on charges of “demonstrating without authorisation,” “disrupting traffic” and “disturbing public order,” the source added.The protest law, passed on November 24, requires organisers to seek authorisation three days ahead of any planned demonstration. Requests can be denied if the protest is deemed a threat to national security.Three activists who took part in the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime president Hosni Mubarak are currently on trial under the law, and another is awaiting trial on the same charges.Activists say the ban is hypocritical as the army justified Morsi’s overthrow as a response to mass demonstrations across the country against his turbulent single year in power.last_img read more

Jacob Bosiokovics walkoff homer gives Ohio State baseball series win over Northwestern

OSU redshirt junior right fielder Jacob Bosiokovic connects on a walk-off two-run home run to beat Northwestern 5-4 on March 27 at Bill Davis Stadium.Credit: Giustino Bovenzi | Lantern reporterAfter dropping the first game of its three-game series against Northwestern to start out Big Ten play on Friday, the Ohio State baseball team bounced back to grab the final two games and take the series. It took some dramatics in Sunday’s matchup to win it, but regardless, OSU improved to 6-1 on its homestand and 14-7-1 overall.Game 3With the Big Ten opening series on the line in the bottom of the ninth inning, redshirt junior right fielder Jacob Bosiokovic hit a towering two-run walk-off home run to give OSU a 5-4 victory in the rubber match against Northwestern.The Wildcats jumped out to an early lead in the second inning when redshirt junior left fielder R.J. Watters, a Columbus native, hit a single to left, scoring third baseman Connor Lind. They would add two runs to their lead when senior first baseman Zach Jones grounded out to first and OSU senior first baseman Troy Kuhn overthrew the second-base bag trying to turn a double play. But the Buckeyes would not be held scoreless for long, as junior center fielder Troy Montgomery belted a home run to center field in the bottom of the third. OSU senior third baseman Nick Sergakis later hit a solo homer to left field to trim the Wildcats’ lead down to just one. After each team scored a run in the eight inning, the Buckeyes were down 4-3 entering the bottom of the ninth. The first two batters of the inning were set down before Montgomery reached base on a two-out walk. Then on a 2-1 count, Bosiokovic sent the Buckeyes home victorious with his two-run shot over the left field wall.“I was trying to barrel up the pitch,” Bosiokovic said. “I think it was a changeup or a two-seam, something running in, so I was really just trying to put the barrel on the ball, and luckily it took off like that.”Prior to the series against Northwestern, Bosiokovic had missed the previous 10 games due to a nagging hamstring injury. OSU coach Greg Beals said he likes how strong the lineup looks now that Bosiokovic is able to stay in and bat second for his club.“It just means so much,” Beals said. “I mean, the dynamic of the top of that order is ridiculous. With the ability to run and hit that all three of those guys have, one through three, and then to have a senior that is hitting like Sergakis, that is cleaning up everything in that four hole. That is a very formidable four men in the top of that lineup.”OSU players celebrate redshirt junior right fielder Jacob Bosiokovic’s walk-off home run to beat Northwestern 5-4 on March 27 at Bill Davis Stadium.Credit: Giustino Bovenzi | Lantern reporterSenior left-handed pitcher John Havird once again provided solid pitching for the Buckeyes, tossing six innings while allowing three runs (two earned) on eight hits with two walks and six strikeouts. In spite of his performance, the starter was unable to get credit for the win in this one. Bosiokovic praised Havird for his performance not only Sunday, but throughout the whole season. “He’s pitched well all year,” Bosiokovic said. “Some days you might not always get the hits for him or make the plays behind him.”Despite the slow start, the Buckeyes were able to battle back and come away with the win. For the seventh time this season, OSU found itself in a hole early and had to find a way to battle its way back and win the ball game. “We’re fighters,” Sergakis said.Added Bosiokovic: “We’re never out of the game. Never ever out of the game.”Game 2The Buckeyes did not require much of a comeback to get the win on Saturday against the Wildcats. The home team got its bats going early and came away with the 5-2 victory, its 2,500th all-time win.The Buckeyes allowed some scoring early, as Northwestern scored a run in the top of the first inning off a single by pitcher Matt Hopfner. Yet OSU would answer with a run scoring off an errant throw by the first baseman in a pickoff attempt.From that point on, this game was all Buckeyes. Senior shortstop Craig Nennig and Montgomery each contributed RBI hits in the second inning and redshirt sophomore right-hander Adam Niemeyer provided the Buckeyes with a strong pitching performance. Niemeyer threw seven innings, surrendering two runs (both earned) on nine hits, walking none and tying a career high with eight strikeouts. Part of what made Niemeyer so successful on Saturday was the adjustments he made after the third inning.“(Pitching coach Mike Stafford and I) made an adjustment because they were hunting fastballs early in the count, like first-pitch, second-pitch fastballs,” Niemeyer said. “So we started mixing it up a little more toward the end of the game, starting hitters off with changeups and sliders. I think that really made the difference because they were so aggressive early in the count, early in the game.”The next game for OSU is scheduled to come against Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. The first pitch set to be thrown out at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. The starter for OSU in that game is slated to be freshman right-hander Ryan Feltner. read more

Indiana overpowers Ohio State basketball 8168

A tough week ended somber for the Ohio State men’s basketball team. A sold-out crowd, some of which had been camping out since Wednesday, witnessed the No. 10 Buckeyes fall to the top-ranked Indiana Hoosiers Sunday, 81-68. Deshaun Thomas’ 26 points weren’t enough to equal a trio of Indiana offensive weapons who combined for 70 points and stifled every run OSU threw at them. Junior guard Victor Oladipo matched Thomas’ effort with 26 points of his own, sophomore center Cody Zeller scored 24 and senior forward Christian Watford added 20. “We couldn’t gain that momentum,” Ohio State coach Thad Matta said. “Unfortunately we didn’t guard them at the level we needed to guard them.” Both teams came into the game trying to avoid back-to back conference losses that could all but bury a team in the ultra-competitive Big Ten title race this season. OSU was coming off an overtime loss to Michigan Tuesday and Indiana lost at the buzzer against Illinois Thursday. Indiana made it clear early they wanted their preseason all-American, Zeller, to get his touches. The 7-foot sophomore shot just six times in Indiana’s road loss to Illinois Thursday, but the Hoosiers fed the ball into the post early and often. Zeller scored the game’s first bucket and had 12 points on eight shots in the first half. OSU coach Thad Matta rotated his three big men on Zeller, bumping and bruising Indiana’s star, but the three Buckeyes combined for five fouls in the first half and 10 for the game. “We really needed to get the ball in the paint,” Indiana coach Tom Crean said. “It was very important that the ball hit the paint because our statistics are very high percentage wise.” But Indiana’s best early option was Oladipo, who scored 14 first half points. In the first half’s waning minutes, the junior guard converted back-to-back acrobatic buckets, the last of which was a high flying two-handed slam to give Indiana an eight-point advantage. The Buckeyes took their first lead, 13-11, when Thomas connected on a 3-pointer from the wing eliciting a roar from the sold-out crowd at the Schottenstein Center. Thomas scored 13 points in the opening period, but the Hoosiers dominated the half’s last five minutes to take a 41-33 lead into the locker room. Thomas drew OSU within four early in the second half after getting fouled on a 3-point attempt and making all three free throws, but Oladipo quieted what was a surging crowd with a jumper from the elbow and a 3-pointer on the next possession to extend the lead to nine. That was the theme of the second half. Whenever OSU had a run, the Hoosiers had an answer, silencing the crowd with their depth. Indiana shot 59 percent in the second half and 53 percent from the game. “We’d make a run and they’d make a 5-0 back at us and kept their composure,” junior guard Aaron Craft said. Watford took his turns as well, hitting four 3-pointers in the game including two in the second half that gave his team a five-possession lead. Thomas exploited Indiana’s defense all day, but OSU’s lack of other scorers doomed any chance of a comeback. With the game about out of reach, Craft scored seven straight points late in the game on his way to 16 for the game. Craft later joined senior forward Evan Ravenel in fouling out of the contest. The loss drops OSU to 17-6 and 7-4 in the Big Ten, two games behind the conference leading Hoosiers (21-3, 9-2).   The Buckeyes next take on Northwestern at home Thursday. Tip is scheduled for 7 p.m. read more

Ohio State mens soccer to put win streak on the line against

Sophomore defender Tyler Kidwell (12) fights for the ball during a game against Michigan State on Oct. 4 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 3-2.Credit: Ed Momot / For The LanternFresh off a pair of wins over top-20 opponents, the Ohio State men’s soccer team is set to take on an unranked foe.The Buckeyes (4-3-3, 2-1-0) shook off a three-game losing streak to defeat then-No. 5 Louisville on the road Sept. 30 before returning home to top then-No. 17 Michigan State on Saturday.“We just never stopped fighting,” senior midfielder Yianni Sarris said. “Our confidence was a little down after three straight losses, but we came back on top and got two huge wins.”Sarris scored a goal in each of the two wins, including the lone goal against Louisville. The senior was named OSU Athlete of the Week in recognition of his performance.OSU is now set to take its newfound confidence to Rochester, Mich., to take on the Oakland Grizzlies (2-5-1) on Wednesday night.Oakland began the regular season with five straight losses. However, it has turned it on since beginning Horizon League play, going 2-0-1 in its last three.“They’re a team that’s starting to gain some belief and gain some momentum right now,” OSU coach John Bluem said. “They’re looking to get a big win and we’re the next big team coming to town.”Bluem said he has made it clear since the Michigan State game ended that his team shouldn’t overlook Oakland and fall into a trap of sleepwalking through what could be seen as an easy win.“We talked about it right after the game the other night when we got in the huddle, we talked about how this is a tricky game coming up,” Bluem said. “We’ll try to make them realize that this is a pretty good team you’re up against.”Bluem stressed that if the team hopes to receive an NCAA Tournament bid, it cannot let down against teams like Oakland, regardless of whether OSU is able to defeat ranked opponents.Sarris said he understands the importance of not overlooking Oakland or any other opponent on the schedule.“For what we know right now, it’s our biggest game of the season,” Sarris said. “We can’t take any opponent lightly, so we’re going to go out there and get the ‘W.’”Bluem echoed his senior’s attitude with the mantra he stresses to the team.“The important thing for this team to realize is, one game at a time,” Bluem said. “The next most important game of the season is Wednesday night, and after that, the next most important game of the season is the next one.“We’re not just going to show up and people are going to quit, we need to be at our very best to win games,” Bluem continued. “And if we do that, there’s a chance this team is going to make the NCAA Tournament this year.”Last week’s win in Louisville, Ky., ended a long winless streak in non-neutral away matches dating back to 2012, a streak of 13 games.“Playing on the road is difficult compared to playing at home because you’re used to playing at home, you’re comfortable playing here,” junior defender Liam Doyle said. “Going into the unknown makes it really tough.”OSU has faced Oakland in three of the last four seasons, with the Buckeyes defeating the Grizzlies in each of the three meetings. Last season OSU blew out Oakland, 4-0, in Columbus.Doyle said the Buckeyes’ recent success has the entire team confident moving forward.“I think right now we’re as good as we’ve been all year,” he said. “Everyone’s playing well, the confidence is high, so I think we’re the best we’ve been this season.”After the game at Oakland, OSU is set to return home to take on No. 10 Indiana on Sunday. That game is scheduled to kick off at 2 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

Ohio State Buckeyes in the NFL Week 6

OSU redshirt sophomore cornerback Marshon Lattimore (2) intercepts a pass during the first half of the Buckeyes 62-3 win against Maryland on Nov. 12. Credit: Alexa MavrogianisFormer Ohio State football players were in action in Week 4 of the NFL season. Here are a few of the latest performances from former Buckeyes.New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon LattimoreRookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore had his best game as a pro Sunday. Lattimore was all over the field throughout the game, picking up five tackles and a third quarter pick-six to increase the Saints’ lead to 45-10. He also defended two passes and recovered a fumble in what was a standout game for the rookie._________________________________________Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey BosaDefensive end Joey Bosa had another strong outing in Week 6, tallying another sack against the Raiders in a 17-16 win against Oakland. Bosa ended the game with only three tackles._________________________________________San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos HydeCarlos Hyde returned from injury Sunday, and while he wasn’t his usual self racking up yards, he scored two touchdowns — his first two of the season — in a 26-24 loss to the Washington Redskins. Hyde managed only 28 yards on 13 carries. He now has 332 rushing yards on 73 carries this season, averaging a strong 4.5 yards per carry._________________________________________New York Jets linebacker Darron LeeDarron Lee had an impressive outing against the New England Patriots Sunday, as the second-year linebacker had six tackles and a forced fumble. The Jets eventually lost 24-17, but Lee had an impact early on, forcing a fumble and helping the defense keep Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on his toes all game. Lee is currently second on the Jets in total tackles and has impressed this season after an inconsistent rookie year._________________________________________New York Giants cornerback Eli AppleCornerback Eli Apple had a solid performance against the Denver Broncos, registering five tackles and defending two passes. Apple recovered a fumble to begin the fourth quarter as the Broncos were driving. The Giants would go on to win 23-10, as the defense stifled the Broncos’ offense._________________________________________Other notable players:Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Malcolm Jenkins: two tackles in a win against the Carolina PanthersPittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier: four tackles in a win against the Kansas City Chiefs read more