Urban Meyer Has The 5th-Best Odds To Be Michigan’s Next Head Coach

first_img Odds as to who will be the head coach at Michigan at the start of the 2020 season if not Jim Harbaugh via @SportsBettingAG:Bronco Mendenhall +300 David Shaw +350 Kyle Whittingham +400 Dino Babers +500 Urban Meyer +700 Mike Gundy +700 Luke Fickell +800— Eduardo M. Gonzalez (@edmgonzalez) September 23, 2019Not surprisingly, Meyer is the odds-on favorite to be the next head coach at USC, assuming Clay Helton is done.Odds as to who will be the head coach at USC at the start of the 2020 season if not Clay Helton via @SportsBettingAG:Urban Meyer +150Chris Petersen +300James Franklin +350David Shaw +700Mike Gundy +700Kliff Kingsbury +1200— Eduardo M. Gonzalez (@edmgonzalez) September 23, 2019Again, Michigan isn’t going to fire Harbaugh. Him not returning in 2020 would have to be his own decision and would probably happen only if he returned to the NFL.If he does, we’re still not betting on Urban coaching the Maize and Blue, no matter what the odds say. Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines talk on the field prior to their game.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: (R-L) Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines talk on the field prior to their game at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Michigan fans can’t stand Urban Meyer, but their feelings toward him would likely change if he were to become the head coach in Ann Arbor.A far-fetched scenario? Sure, but at least one oddsmaker thinks it has a puncher’s chance of happening.Earlier today, released its odds on who will be the head coach of Michigan next year if Jim Harbaugh is no longer there. Urban is tied with Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy for the fifth-best odds.Virginia’s Bronco Mendenhall, Stanford’s David Shaw, Utah’s Kyle Whittingham and Syracuse’s Dino Babers are ahead of Meyer.last_img read more


Nova Scotia Liberals roll out plan for preprimary care for preschoolers

first_imgHALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s Liberals outlined details Wednesday of its plans to provide a pre-primary program for about 750 four-year-olds across the province.Premier Stephen McNeil said if elected on May 30 his plan is to begin the program this fall in 30 locations, mostly in existing schools.The first year of the pre-schoolers program — already announced in a budget last week that didn’t go to a vote — envisions having 25 children in each class with two early childhood educators per class.McNeil says the program can mean cost savings of up to $10,000 a year for parents who would otherwise have to pay for child care.The program will be play-based, and encourages the development of skills such as speaking, socializing and listening.The Liberals say that once the pre-primary program is fully implemented after four years, it will cost about $49.4 million each year.last_img read more


PMO steps in as Jet suspends overseas flights

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Civil Aviation Secretary called for an urgent meeting on Jet Airways with Nripendra Mishra, principal secretary to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, according to sources. Government officials had expressed concern about the loss of jobs at the airline and on the prospect of higher airfares if Jet Airways collapses.The move comes after Union Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday directed Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola to review issues concerning Jet Airways, which has been operating with less than 10 planes. “Directed Secretary MoCA to review issues related to Jet Airways. Asked him to take necessary steps to minimise passenger inconvenience and ensure their safety,” Prabhu tweeted this morning. The airline on Friday also announced the suspension of its international flights till Monday.last_img read more


US President Barack Obama honours UN staff who have fallen in action

23 September 2009United States President Barack Obama paid personal tribute today to the many United Nations personnel who have been killed worldwide in the line of duty since the Organization began operations in 1945. Mr. Obama laid a wreath of blue hydrangeas in front of a memorial plaque at the UN Headquarters complex in New York for the 22 staff members who were killed on 19 August 2003 when a terrorist bomb exploded at the Canal Hotel in Baghdad, then the site of the world body’s headquarters in Iraq.Accompanied by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and US Ambassador Susan Rice, Mr. Obama – who this week is visiting UN Headquarters for the first time as US President – observed a moment’s silence and then paid his respects at other staff memorials in the complex.They included plaques commemorating the former UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld, who died in a plane crash in 1961; Sweden’s Count Folke Bernadotte, the UN mediator on Palestine, who was killed in 1948; members of armed forces of UN Member States who died during the Korean War; and military observers and Secretariat staff members who died while serving with UN observation, mediation or conciliation missions.Mr. Obama described the memorials today as “a fitting tribute” to those who have died in the service of peace, according to a UN official who accompanied the US President.Last year the UN General Assembly designated 19 August each year as World Humanitarian Day to give special recognition to all UN and associated humanitarian personnel who serve around the globe or who have made the ultimate sacrifice. read more


Luke campaign cost 19733

Former Norfolk mayor Charlie Luke spent less than half the amount he was entitled to in his failed bid for re-election.Luke and other candidates for mayor in Norfolk were subject last year to a $49,123 spending limit.In a financial statement filed with the clerk’s department last week, Luke claimed campaign expenses in the amount of $19,733. He also claimed campaign income in the same amount.During last year’s campaign, mayoral contender Russell Colebrook told audiences he was running a bare-bones campaign that would accept no donations and spend no money.The financial statement Colebook — a former taxi driver living in Renton – filed with the clerk’s department last Halloween declares no income and no expenditures.For her part, eventual victor Kristal Chopp, of Port Dover, has yet to file a financial statement.All candidates in last fall’s municipal election have till 2 p.m. March 29 to file a primary financial statement with the clerk’s department at Governor Simcoe Square.In the absence of that, all candidates have till March 28 to file a request in the Ontario Court of Justice for a reporting extension.After March 29, candidates have till 2 p.m. April 29 to file a financial statement along with a $500 late-filing fee. After that, penalties for not filing at all take effect.Financial reporting requirements include declaring individuals who donated $100 or more to a campaign. In Luke’s filing, this includes:Peter Selk of Port Rowan: $1,200. John Lennox of Port Dover: $750. Joan Good of Simcoe: $500. Paul Good of Simcoe: $500. John Luke of Simcoe: $500. John Hanselman of Delhi: $200. Vidyasagar Kongara of Simcoe: $200. Ron Baker of Port Rowan: $100. Contributions of goods and services to Luke’s campaign include:Kyle Shay of Simcoe: Advertising copywriting and design for local media valued at $1,150. Stacy Bradshaw of Port Dover: Website development and copy editing valued at $670. Angela Simon of Villa Nova: Advertising layout and design valued at $575. Luke also claimed 597 election signs valued at nearly $4,000. These were re-cycled from his successful mayoral campaign in 2014.Candidates who receive donations or incur expenses of $10,000 or more are required to file an auditor’s report with their statement.In a report attached to Luke’s filing, the Simcoe accounting firm Good Redden Klosler says the numbers contained in Luke’s report are accurate according to the documents he provided read more


Police briefs Thieves hit same property twice

Thieves targeted a Norfolk Concession 2 Townsend property twice within 24 hours and removed a vehicle and two ATVs.In the early hours of May 26 an SUV attached to a trailer containing an ATV was removed from the property. Thieves then returned a second time during daylight hours and removed another ATV that was parked behind a building.The stolen vehicle is described as a 2004, grey coloured, GMC Jimmy SUV. The trailer attached to the vehicle is described as a black coloured 2008, utility trailer that contained one ATV.The first ATV is described as a red coloured, 2016 Can Am Renegade. The second ATV is described green coloured, 2012 Yamaha Grizzly.Police are reviewing security surveillance footage that captured the suspect and vehicle involved in this incident and will be making attempts to identify those involved. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, they are being asked to contact the Norfolk County OPP Detachment at 1-888-310-1122.Do YOU recognize this pickup truck or suspect involved in a daytime theft of an #atv from a Concession 2 Townsend address in @NorfolkCountyCA. If you do, please call police at 1-888-310-1122 or @hncrimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) #NorfolkOPP ^es— OPP West (@OPP_WR) May 28, 2019Traffic complaint leads to arrestA traffic complaint regarding a vehicle on Water Street in Simcoe  led to that driver’s arrest on May 26.A 44-year-old Norfolk County woman was charged with operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration 80 plus.She is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.“The OPP remains committed to ensuring Ontario roads are safe from alcohol-impaired and drug-impaired drivers and I am reminding all drivers that no amount of alcohol or drugs in your system is safe when driving,” said Inspector Joseph Varga, Detachment Commander of the Norfolk County OPP.Gas tanks stolen from boatsTwo gas tanks were removed from two separate boats at a James Street, Delhi property in the early morning hours on May 27.The OPP are seeking the public’s assistance in the investigation.Bicycle stolen from drivewayAround 11:30 a.m. on May 26 a bicycle was left in the driveway of a home on Lynndale Road in Simcoe. The bike was stolen less than 15 minutes later.The suspects left an older bicycle behind in its place.The stolen bicycle is described as a grey coloured Giant Brass 2, with black handle bars and blue rims. The bike has front suspension and  blue and white stripes throughout the frame.Unlocked vehicle stolen with keys insideAt some point between May 25 and 26 a van was removed from a Murray Street East, Charlotteville, address.The keys were left inside the van with the doors unlocked when it was removed.The owner found the van parked on the side of the road on May 26 and contacted police.Police are reminding the public to remove their keys and lock their vehicles. read more


UN Special Representative to send adviser to Sri Lanka to look at

The LTTE militant group “continues to recruit and use child soldiers and the office has also received reports that the Karuna faction has abducted and recruited children under the age of eighteen,” Radhika Coomaraswamy, the UN Special Representative said.“Besides recruitment of child soldiers, there are also allegations of other grave violations against children by all parties to the conflict,” she added, expressing deep concern about the deteriorating situation in Sri Lanka, where separatists and Government forces have been fighting for two decades.Ms. Coomaraswamy is appointing Ambassador Alan Rock of Canada as Special Advisor to conduct the fact-finding mission, according to a UN news release that added the dates would be finalized in consultation with Sri Lanka’s Government, UN partners and others.Ambassador Rock has served as the Canadian Ambassador to the UN from 2004 to June 2006. During this period, he was involved in setting up the UN Human Rights Council and the Peacebuilding Commission.Increasing violence in Sri Lanka has led to repeated calls by Secretary-General Kofi Annan and other high-level UN officials for both sides to return to the negotiating table. Yesterday, in response to the killing of four people in a suicide bomb attack, Mr. Annan said that “no cause can justify such acts of violence.”An attack on a bus on 15 June reportedly killed 62 civilians and injured more than 40 others, including school-aged children, while on 13 May, 13 Tamil civilians were killed on the island of Keyts in Jaffna, including an infant and a young child. There have also been other recent incidents despite a ceasefire agreement of February 2002 aimed at ending the fighting between the Government and separatist forces that has claimed some 60,000 lives. read more


Business software maker Oracle buying Responsys for about 139 billion

by The Associated Press Posted Dec 20, 2013 7:22 am MDT REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – Oracle is buying cloud-based business-to-consumer marketing software company Responsys for about $1.39 billion.Oracle, which also makes business software, said that the deal will extend its offerings of cloud businesses. It already offers cloud-based opportunities for sales, commerce, service, social and marketing activities.Earlier this week, Redwood Shores, Calif.-based Oracle reported that its fiscal second-quarter net income edged down slightly, hurt by flat revenue from new software licenses and cloud software subscriptions. The performance still beat Wall Street’s view.Under the deal announced Friday, Oracle will pay $27 per Responsys Inc. share, a 38 per cent premium to the company’s Thursday closing price of $19.52.Responsys’ board unanimously approved the deal. The acquisition is targeted to close in the first half of next year.Responsys currently has approximately 51.4 million outstanding shares, according to FactSet. The companies put the transaction’s value at about $1.5 billion.The companies will continue to operate independently until the buyout is complete.Responsys shares climbed $7.38, or 38 per cent, to $26.90 in morning trading Friday. Oracle Corp.’s stock added 3 cents to $36.63.. Business software maker Oracle buying Responsys for about $1.39 billion AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more


Almost 8000 cases of adult abuse reported to HSE last year

first_img Short URL Monday 12 Jun 2017, 7:39 AM 9,112 Views By Cliodhna Russell 3 Comments Almost 8,000 cases of adult abuse reported to HSE last year The most common type of abuse among 18-64 years olds was physical 48%, psychological 24% and sexual abuse 11%. Share18 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/Marjan Apostolovic Image: Shutterstock/Marjan Apostolovic ALMOST 8,000 CASES of alleged abuse or neglect of adults were reported to the HSE in 2016 – the first-time annual figures for reported abuse of adults have been recorded.The main categories experienced were physical, psychological, financial abuse and neglect.Of the 7,884 concerns reported, the most common type among 18-64 years olds was physical 48%, psychological 24% and sexual abuse 11%.Among people over 65 psychological abuse was highest at 27%, followed by physical abuse 22% and financial abuse 21%.The figures come as the National Safeguarding Committee (NSC) has begun a nationwide campaign to increase public understanding of what constitutes abuse or neglect of vulnerable adults.Vulnerable adults include people living with dementia, mental health problems, physical disability or intellectual disability.‘Locking someone in a room’ The most likely source for reporting cases to the HSE was from a representative voluntary agency 38% with 26% through general or public health nurses. Just 2% of cases were self-reported and 4% by families.National Safeguarding Committee Chairperson Patricia Rickard Clarke said the HSE figures showed a worrying prevalence of adult abuse and a need for greater public awareness.“There is a lack of public understanding as to what actually constitutes abuse and what safeguarding means for vulnerable adults who are those most at risk. This is shown in that families and individuals reported relatively few cases.“This aim of the National Safeguarding Committee campaign is to show that taking money to cover care expenses without a person’s knowledge, over medicating, or locking someone in a room while going out is not OK. These are abuses of people’s liberties and rights – including vulnerable people who lack capacity.A particular area of concern is financial abuse. I believe that these figures are just the tip of the iceberg. Once permission to manage a vulnerable person’s money is handed over to someone else, there is no monitoring as to how that money is then spent and allocated. The majority of people are honourable, but figures suggest that in up to 20% of cases financial abuse occurs.“The Department of Social Protection is currently looking at how to tackle financial abuse which is to be welcomed. We need a transparent tracking system which accounts for the uses of the finances of people who have reduced capacity.”The National Safeguarding Office works with nine HSE safeguarding teams across the country which record and investigate alleged cases. Members of the public are encouraged to contact the teams with any concerns.A dedicated support number has been established by the HSE National Safeguarding Office at (061) 461 358 which the public can call for advice and to get signposted to appropriate services.Read: One-fifth of Irish people have witnessed poor care for the elderly> Jun 12th 2017, 7:39 AM last_img read more


EU approves tariffs on US motorcycles bourbon and blue jeans as trade

first_img Short URL Friday 15 Jun 2018, 7:19 AM EU approves tariffs on US motorcycles, bourbon and blue jeans as trade war grows Europe’s move fuels a growing transatlantic trade war just days after a disastrous G7 summit in Canada. Jun 15th 2018, 7:19 AM EU COUNTRIES HAVE approved a raft of tariffs targeting US goods including whiskey and motorcycles in retaliation against painful duties imposed by President Donald Trump on European metals.Europe’s move fuels a growing transatlantic trade war just days after a disastrous G7 summit in Canada at which Trump lambasted his allies on the issue and refused to adopt a joint statement.The European countermeasures aimed at €2.8 billion euros ($3.3 billion) of American imports come after Trump on 1 June followed through on his threat to impose tariffs on European steel and aluminium exports.“Member states have today unanimously supported the commission’s plan for the adoption of rebalancing measures on the US tariffs on steel and aluminium,” a European Commission source told AFP on condition of anonymity.The source added that the EU tariffs would take effect “in coming days”, with other officials saying they would be implemented by the beginning of July.Brussels first drew up the list in March when Trump initially floated the 25 percent tariffs on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminium, which also target Canada, Mexico and other close allies.From blue jeans to motorbikes and whiskey, the EU’s hit-list of products targeted for tariffs with the US reads like a catalogue of emblematic American exports.The list does not specifically name brands but European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker spelled out in March that the bloc was “preparing import duties for US products including Harley-Davidson, bourbon and Levi’s jeans.”‘Breeches of cotton denim’The EU imported some €415 million worth from the US in 2017, along with another 150 million euros’ worth of whiskey without the “bourbon” designation.Cranberries, cranberry juice, orange juice, sweetcorn and peanut butter are among the other food products targeted.The list hits clothing including “trousers and breeches of cotton denim” along with bed linen and men’s leather footwear, eye make-up and lipsticks, plus a host of steel products.“The EU will exercise its rights on US products valued at up to €2.8 billion of trade, as notified to the WTO (World Trade Organisation),” the commission source added.Transatlantic ties are at their lowest level for many years due to rows over a host of issues including the tariffs, the Paris climate agreement, the Iran nuclear deal and the new US embassy in Jerusalem.But relations plumbed new depths at the weekend as Trump abruptly rejected the text of a G7 statement and bitterly insulted his Canadian host, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.Trump claimed America had been obliged to levy the metals tariffs as it has been exploited as the world’s “piggy bank” under existing arrangements.His counterparts however said they were equally determined to protect “rules-based” international trade.Trump’s outbursts were the latest in which he has clashed with America’s closest allies, even as he has had warm words for autocrats like North Korean leader Kim Jong un, with whom he had a historic meeting on Tuesday, and Russia’s Vladimir Putin.© – AFP 2018 Image: Shutterstock/crystalfoto By AFP 31,915 Views Share125 Tweet Email2 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/crystalfoto 84 Comments last_img read more


We Thought He Was a Goner The Flash Came Back the Very

first_img It’s been a long summer without new episodes of The Flash, but it’s back and so is Barry Allen. I would have liked to see what a Wally West-focused Flash would be like, but that wasn’t the point of this episode. Instead, we got to see exactly what Team Vibe/Team Kid Flash had to do in Barry’s absence. It’s not pretty. It took Iris in the lab, Vibe and Kid Flash working in perfect coordination, plus Joe with a well-timed taser to take down Peek-A-Boo. The chase that begins the show is a whole lot of fun, and makes me so happy that the CW superheroes are back. Still, Peek-A-Boo isn’t exactly Central City’s toughest villain. The fact that it took all that to capture her without Barry doesn’t inspire confidence. Nor does the fact that most of the rogues they have managed to catch have escaped.This episode was all about digging The Flash out of the hole season three left. It would have been nice to spend the season premiere on something a little more exciting, but the sooner the show cleans up its mess, the better. The cool thing was we got to see Iris take more of a commanding role. In Barry’s absence, she’s spent all her time pushing forward to distract her from the fact that he was gone. She’s a competent leader of the team, and I hope she stays that way. It’s fun watching her figure out how to catch villains. Especially after last season had her waiting around to be saved or killed.By the end of the episode, this season already has a different feel to the last one. The optimistic, lighter tone is back, but the show had to go through some places to get there. Thankfully, those were handled well too. The emotional moments early on make you feel for Iris and the difficult position she’s in. She’s forced herself to believe that Barry’s never coming back, but the way he left prevents her from really moving on.Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West (Photo: Katie Yu/The CW)But Barry has to come back. A powerful Samurai appears, threatening to destroy the city unless the real Flash faces him. He’s too strong for Vibe and Cisco to defeat. In Barry’s absence, Cisco even has trouble coming up with good villain names. (Although, “Samurai Jackass” is much better than “Samuroid.”) They need Barry back and Cisco has been working on a plan ever since he left. To accomplish it, they need one more missing member of the team. Cisco finds the surprisingly un-Killer Frost Caitlin working at a bar, and convinces her to come back. The team is back together!It’s when they manage to pull Barry out of the Speedforce (replacing him with a genetic placeholder), that things get interesting. For Barry, it’s been much longer than six months. He comes out of the Speedforce changed. He impulsively scribbles a strange alphabet on the walls that Cisco can only translate as “This house is bitchin’.” He also keeps repeating lines from his past. Except for one. Remember, time flows differently in the Speedforce. It’s entirely possible he saw events from his past and future played out over and over again. “Your Honor, I’m innocent. I didn’t do this! I didn’t kill anyone!” he says. Could season four see an adaptation of “Trial of the Flash?” Also, Barry looks kinda good with a beard. I was almost a little sad when Joe shaved it.Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West, Candice Patton as Iris West and Grant Gustin as Barry Allen (Photo: Katie Yu/The CW)In the end, it’s Iris who brings Barry out of his funk. After a conversation about faith with her dad, she realizes she needs to believe Barry will come back to save her. She allows herself to be captured by the Samurai. Hearing that Iris is in danger is enough to snap Barry out of it and save her. The fight, as fights often do on this show, comes late in the episode, so it’s very short. (That’s how they save money on action scenes.) It’s still really cool. There’s just something satisfying about watching someone get hit by a propeller. It’s the best scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark, it’s the best scene in Titanic, and it’s the best part of this episode. Saving Iris did more than bring Barry back to the way he was, though. It seems to have given him closure. All the trauma and darkness he was dealing with last season is gone. Yes, it comes way too easy, but I’ll take anything that gets this show out of last season’s dark and brooding phase. Even if it’s a huge plot convenience. It may not be great writing, but it gets the job done. Getting The Flash back on track this early is smart. It lets us know that the show will get back to what made us love it in the first place. It may have been a clunky solution, but it got us there. I’m now so much more excited about season four than I was when season three ended.They also set up some great potential storylines for the season to come. Barry’s back and not angsty anymore, but the show still needs to address what he went through in the Speedforce. Whether he really is all better or not is sure to provide an interesting point of tension in episodes to come. Same with Caitlin. As we saw in her final scene, Killer Frost isn’t gone. She now comes out when someone makes Caitlin angry enough. Yeah, she’s basically Ice-Hulk now. She even says, “Don’t make me frosty. You wouldn’t like me when I’m frosty.” Hey, at least they know. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing how all that plays out. Especially since she had to leave some pretty scary-looking people to rejoin Team Flash.(Via The CW)Let’s talk about that ending, before we go. We have now met our big bad for the season, and thank all that’s good and holy in the world; it’s not another speedster. I can’t believe it took us until season four to get here, but we’re here. That’s all that matters. In the end, it turns out the Samurai was actually a robot created for the express purpose of drawing The Flash out. (Thinking about it, that’s a perfect metaphor for this entire episode.) The robot was created by The Thinker. The Thinker sits in a futuristic chair in an unknown location. His cap, which he invented gives him incredible mental powers. In the comics, The Thinker was the name of a few villains who fought multiple DC superheroes over the years. Judging by his appearance alone, because we haven’t seen much else, this version looks to be a combination of all of them. He has the cap of his first incarnation, but the futuristic look of the hologram version that fought Wally West in some more recent comics. He’s probably not a hologram or a computer simulation, but we’ll have to wait until we find out where exactly that lair is. In the comics, the thinking cap gives him powers of telekinesis and mind control, neither of which is a stretch for this series.Most exciting about this choice is that he’s not someone Barry can just outrun. He’s a much more mental threat. To even fight him directly, Barry will have to find him first, and that alone will be a formidable challenge. It’s so much more interesting at this point to have a villain Barry has to out-think. Barry’s criminology skills should be put to the test this season, and I can’t wait to see what kinds of stories a new kind of villain brings out of this show.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Top Movies and TV Panels to Keep on Your Radar for SDCC 2019’The Flash’ Season 5 Finale Recap: 2 Big Bads and 1 Pre-Crisis Stay on targetlast_img read more


Applicants Sought for 2014 ASADuPont Young Leader Program

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) and DuPont Pioneer are seeking applicants for the 2014 Young Leader Program. Now in its historic 30th year, the ASA DuPont Young Leader program is recognized throughout agriculture for its tradition of identifying and cultivating farmer leaders who are shaping not only the U.S. soybean industry but all of agriculture.”The Young Leader Program has had a significant impact on the soybean industry,” said ASA President Danny Murphy, a soybean farmer from Canton, Miss. “For three decades, ASA/DuPont Young Leaders have participated in training and developed peer networks that have enabled them to better serve and represent their national, state and local agricultural industry organizations. Additionally, the training has a ‘real-world’ factor, providing a significant impact on their business as well.”A challenging and educational two-part training program, the 2014 class of ASA/DuPont Young Leaders will meet for the first time at Pioneer’s headquarters in Johnston, Iowa, Nov. 19-22, 2013. The program will continue Feb. 25-March 1, 2014 in San Antonio, with training held in conjunction with the annual Commodity Classic Convention and Trade Show.The ASA/DuPont Young Leader program offers the opportunity for participants to strengthen and build upon their natural leadership skills, meet and learn from other young leaders from around the country and expand their agricultural knowledge.Applications will be accepted online beginning June 3. Interested applicants should go to, its 26 state affiliates, including the Grain Farmers of Ontario, and DuPont Pioneer will work together to identify the top producers to represent their state as part of this program. One couple or individual per state will be chosen to participate. Applications will be accepted until Oct. 1.last_img read more


Easy Solutions for Common EMail Headaches

first_img 7 min read September 23, 2008 Brought to you by PCWorld Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » E-mail is the ultimate killer app. Even technophobes who hate everything digital reluctantly acquire e-mail accounts so that they can stay in touch with family and friends.But e-mail clients (the programs that access e-mail) don’t always behave the way they should. Here I answer three reader questions about making e-mail work better–or just plain work.Have a tech question you’d like answered? Post it to the Answer Line forum.Can I insert an image into my signature? Lyman E. Bertsch, Bossier City, LAA small .gif or .jpg above or beside your name gives you a professional image (a large one, however, just makes people mad). Different e-mail clients make inserting an image easy, difficult, or all but impossible. I’ll give you instructions for the various Microsoft clients, as well as for Google Mail.Outlook 2007 This is the easiest one. Just select Tools, Options, Mail Format, and then click the Signatures button. The resulting dialog box has an editor into which you can easily insert an image by clicking the picture icon and selecting the image you want.Outlook 2003Click the New button to create a new message. In that message, design your signature, inserting the image and typing the text. Once the signature looks right, press Ctrl-A to select it, and then Ctrl -C to copy it to the Clipboard. Close the message window without saving it.Select Tools, Options. Click the Mail Format tab, the Signatures button, and then the New button. Name your signature, select Start with a blank signature, and click Next. In the resulting text box, press Ctrl -V to insert the signature. Save it.Outlook Express, Windows Mail, and Windows Live MailSetting up images in the signatures for these apps can be a real kludge. But hang in there: Once you have a picture set up, it’s easy to use.The first problem: These programs won’t let you include an image in a signature, but they will allow you to include a URL that points to one. This means you must place the image on a Web site, where it will be accessible to your recipients already. If you don’t have a Web site to store it, upload the image to a photo-sharing site such as Flickr or Picasa Web Albums.Next, you have to create the signature as an HTML file. You can do this in your e-mail client.1. In your Web browser, surf to the page displaying your image. If you’re using Firefox, right-click the image and select Copy Image Location. If you’re using Internet Explorer, right-click the image, select Properties, select the URL, and press Ctrl-C.2. Start a new e-mail message. In the text-editing field, select Insert, Picture. Use Ctrl-V to paste your image’s URL into the appropriate field. Close the dialog box.3. Enter whatever text you wish in the signature, and otherwise get the signature looking as you want it.4. When you’re satisfied, click the Source tab at the bottom of the edit window. If you don’t see such a tab, select View, Source Edit to bring it up.5. In your message’s source view, select the text between the bracketed BODY and /BODY tags. (Do not include the tags themselves.) Press Ctrl-C.6. Launch Notepad. Once it’s open, press Ctrl-V to insert the copied HTML code. Save as signature.htm.7. Back in your e-mail client, select Tools, Options, choose the Signatures tab, and then click the New button.8. Under Edit Signature, select File and tell it to use signature.htm. If you use the Open dialog box, make sure to select the HTML Files so that the dialog box will display .htm files instead of .txt ones.GmailNeither Gmail’s editor nor its signature tool supports inserted graphics. Neither does the free Firefox add-in Signature, which I use and recommend as an improved Gmail signature tool (see “How Do I Automate Boilerplate Text in My E-Mail?”).The solution is easy to set up, but a hassle to use. Create the signature as a Google Docs document, with both the image and text. When you want to insert it into e-mail, open the document, copy it, and paste its contents into your message.Editor’s note: A few Greasemonkey scripts are intended to add HTML signatures to Gmail messages. PC World tested several, but none performed reliably enough to warrant a recommendation. We can only hope our little jab will spur the creators of these scripts to make improvements. For more on using Greasemonkey scripts to add new features to your favorite Web sites, see Adam Pash’s “17 Greasemonkey Scripts to Turbocharge Your Browser.”How do I archive e-mail off of my hard drive?Mick Horii, Surrey, British Columbia, CanadaThe following instructions work for Outlook 2003 and 2007, Windows Mail, and Outlook Express 6.0.But first, some language clarification: The word “folder” means one thing in Windows and another in your e-mail client. I use the terms “Windows folder” and “Mail folder” to make that distinction clear.To archive e-mail, insert or attach your archive media– whether it’s an external hard drive, a flash drive, or a DVD–and open it in a Windows Explorer window. Create an Explorer folder on the archive medium called mail archive or whatever you like. Then, simply drag the messages you wish to archive from your mail client to the new Windows folder.When you return to your client, the messages will still be highlighted, so deleting them will be easy. How do you read archived e-mail? Just attach or insert the archive media, open the Archive folder, find the right message, and double-click it.You may have trouble identifying your archived messages by their file names, since Windows Explorer doesn’t give you as much per-message information as your mail client does. If that’s a problem, create a new mail folder with your mail client’s File, Folder, New menu command (or Ctrl-Shift-E). Click the new folder to view its complete lack of e-mail, then return to the archive folder on your removable media, press Ctrl-A to select all of the files, and drag them to the newly created folder in your mail client to see all of your archived files.You have another option for Outlook 2003 and 2007: You can use the program’s Archive feature to create an extra Outlook data file of your archive. Select File, Archive for the self-explanatory dialog box. My thanks to PCW forum member smax013 of the Answer Line forum for pointing this out.How do I clear corrupt mail from my Outlook Express outbox?Acsgtpd, Answer Line forumThere’s no worse place for a corrupted, undeletable message than the outbox. Once such a file lands there, no other messages can get out.Here’s how to fix the problem in Outlook Express.1. Select Tools, Options. Click the Maintenance tab, then the Store Folder button.2. The resulting dialog box displays the path to your messages. To open Windows Explorer to this folder, highlight and copy the contents of the text field and then paste it–between quotation marks–in Windows’ Run box (which you can get to by selecting Start, Run). Press Enter.3. Once the folder is open, close the Store Location and Options dialog boxes, and then close Outlook Express.4. Back in Windows Explorer, rename the file Outbox.dbx. (To be honest, it doesn’t really matter what you rename the file; I’m telling you to rename it simply because that’s safer than deleting it.)5. Reopen Outlook Express. You should now have an empty outbox. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more


Vigilantes pour raw sewage on young couple for being at home alone

first_imgVigilantes on the riseVigilantism is on the rise in Indonesia, especially in Aceh where the LGBTI community is targeted.Last year a mob invaded the home of a man and filmed him in bed with another men. The men were then caned 82 times in Indonesia’s first flogging and conviction for homosexuality.In December last year a group of 12 trans women were targeted on their way home from a birthday party.Earlier this year, a case made international headlines when 12 trans women were rounded up from beauty salons. They had their hair forcibly shaved in front of a crowd and forced to undergo ‘therapy’ to ‘live like men again’.As recently as Saturday (3 March) there was an incident of vigilantism in West Jakarta.A mob raided the home of two men and claimed they were gay. They turned them over to police who are forcing them to undergo ‘prayer rehab’ at a nearby social housing unit.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . The young couple were dragged out of the house and had raw sewage poured over them in a horrifying display of public shaming. | Photo: Facebook Vigilantes in the Indonesian province of Aceh poured raw sewage on a young couple in a public display of humiliation. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img GAYSTARNEWS- Aceh is the only province in Indonesia allowed to practice Islamic Sharia law. The law bans everything from alcohol to homosexuality.The vigilantes found the straight couple aged 19 and 18 together in a house alone in the Acher Besar region.Rather than give them to police like vigilantes are encouraged to do, they decided to hand out their own justice.The mob poured raw sewage on the couple in front of onlookers in public square. The horrifying incident  was filmed and uploaded to social media.The crowd can be heard cheering and laughing as the sewage is poured on the teenagers.By the time police arrived, the couple had been released to wash off in a nearby river.Ingin Jaya Police Chief AKP Nazarul Fitra told Beratikini that police detained the couple to ‘avoid undesirable things’.Achar Besar’s head of the Civil Police Unit, Ramadani, said the vigilantes claimed to have found the couple in a bedroom.‘The witnesses who gave statements said when they raided, the door of the house was not locked, but the couple was already in the room, which the men had already stripped off, but the women was still dressed,’ Ramadani told Beratikini.He said a pending trial would determine whether the couple was guilty or not. Arrested LGBTI people face public caning next month in IndonesiaVigilantes strike again in Aceh, rounding up a trans woman and manVigilantes raid home of ‘gay’ men who were sent to Islamic school to ‘cure’ themRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more


Costa Ricas children voted too

first_imgCosta Rica’s 2018 Elections broke with tradition, or at least with traditional party lines, in many ways. One tradition continued, however: the Children’s Vote.Kids participated in symbolic voting exercises in many locations around the country, with the largest gathering taking place at the Children’s Museum in San José. Sometimes assisted by their parents but always making that final trip to the ballot box on their own, they chose the candidate and the Costa Rica they hope to see.All photos by Andrés Madrigal, @andresmadrigalcr, for The Tico Times. Andrés Madrigal / The Tico Times Andrés Madrigal / The Tico Times Andrés Madrigal / The Tico Times Andrés Madrigal / The Tico Times Andrés Madrigal / The Tico Times Andrés Madrigal / The Tico Times A participant in Costa Rica’s Children’s Election on Feb. 4, 2018. Andrés Madrigal / The Tico Times Andrés Madrigal / The Tico Times Andrés Madrigal / The Tico Times Andrés Madrigal / The Tico Times Facebook Comments Related posts:With flags and cheers, Costa Rica faces an uncertain future on Election Eve Why these Costa Rican women dressed as characters from ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ to vote today PHOTOS: Costa Rica’s final hours of voting Costa Rica meets its new presidential candidates – fresh from the middle of the packlast_img read more


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