Villwock Looks for Commodity Group Synergies while Campaigning

first_img Facebook Twitter Villwock Looks for Commodity Group Synergies while Campaigning Villwock on synergiesThis week Indiana Farm Bureau president Don Villwock was honored and those who paid tribute to him spoke of the wise counsel he has provided through the years. Now the retiring state president is running for the top position at American Farm Bureau, and Villwock told HAT he is the one seeking counsel from Hoosier ag leaders and commodity groups.“I really see the opportunity for all the ag organizations to work together,” he said. “Ninety-five percent of the time our policies are almost identical. We need to find some synergies of working together. Our resources are limited so it only makes sense to find ways to collaborate and go to the hill and lobby together. We don’t necessarily need to be the champion as an individual organization; we really need for farmers and ranchers to be the victors and the ones that are represented. So they have been great allies to help me identify some of those issues as we move forward.”With about 80 days left before the January 12th election, Villwock says there are a couple of very busy months directly ahead.“I have multiple states that I have to fly to over the next two months to go visit with their delegates and officers and directors, and so we’re trying to do as many of those as we can, and really not to tell my story but to listen to what their concerns are. I think it’s really, for any leader, more important to be a good listener instead of just advocating for something you might believe in”He also continues to work hard for Indiana farmers in a year of lower crop prices.“We’re going to be running the whole way, working hard for our members and trying to improve net farm income when commodity prices are pressured. So the wick’s been turned up and we’re going to have to work hard for our folks to help them along the way.”The Indiana Farm Bureau annual state convention runs Sunday, November 15 through Tuesday, November 17 in Indianapolis, and the national convention is January 8-13 in Orlando, Florida. Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Villwock Looks for Commodity Group Synergies while Campaigning By Andy Eubank – Oct 21, 2015 SHARE SHARE Previous articleRyan as House Speaker Could Increase TPP ChancesNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Bishop Hegarty clarifies position on abuse cover-up claims

first_img PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal The Bishop of Derry says his diocese was not behind the confidentiality agreement in an out of court settlement with a woman who claims she was abused.Seamus Hegarty was involved in reaching the deal with a woman who alleged she was abused by an unnamed priest between 1979 and 1989.In a statement this evening, the Bishop says the confidentiality agreement was proposed by one of the other parties involved in the case and in order to reach a settlement, the diocese agreed.The civil action was settled in 2000 – without admission of liability.12,000 pounds was paid to the alleged victim – subject to a confidentiality agreement. By News Highland – March 18, 2010 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ Twitter News WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Bishop Hegarty clarifies position on abuse cover-up claims Facebook Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+ Previous articleTrial begins of man who denies rape chargeNext article‘Unacceptable’ delays in accessing Ballybofey FAS services News Highland Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers last_img read more

Mc Elhinneys website wins e-commerce award

first_img Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – November 12, 2013 WhatsApp Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th A Donegal Department Stores website has been voted as one of the best e-commerce websites in the country.The team behind the McElhinnenys website, which was launched in 2012, collected their award in Galway over the weekend.The store has been in Ballybofey for 42 years and employs almost 200 people.Store Manager, Roisin Woods said their website has expanded their business dramatically:mcelhinneysweb WhatsApp Mc Elhinneys website wins e-commerce award Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twittercenter_img Pinterest News Previous articleCampbell concerned that funding won’t be forthcoming for Fintra BridgeNext articlePlans for major hotel development in Omagh Town Centre News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Vehicle stopped & searched during cross border checkpoints in Clady

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vehicle stopped & searched during cross border checkpoints in Clady Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Facebook By News Highland – January 7, 2020 WhatsAppcenter_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Facebook Previous articleFormer bishop of Derry & Raphoe Dr James Mehaffey has diedNext articleDeadline looms for submissions for Malin Head Visitor Management Plan News Highland An Garda Siochana and the PSNI have carried out extensive cross border checkpoints in the Clady area this week. The check points were conducted in relation to a number of burglaries on both sides of the border in recent weeks.One vehicle was stopped and searched while several other vehicles were checked out and sent on their way. Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

State grants aid local arts groups

first_imgLatest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Spectators bundle up for parade Cold weather didn’t deter specators from joining the fun at the annual Christmas parade in downtown Brundidge. Christmas parades have… read more He added that the grant award helps to ensure that the Johnson Center for the Arts in Troy can remain open during these difficult economic times.“Although we didn’t receive the full amount that we had requested, we are pleased and honored that the Alabama State Council on the Arts realizes that our programming is strong and that we are providing a valuable service to our area,” Metzger said.The Art Bridges Outreach program grant will be used to help bring docent into the classroom to prepare students to view the exhibitions at the Johnson Center.“We will bus the students to the Johnson Center for the exhibition and then go back to the classrooms for hands-on activities that will re-enforce the standards in language arts that are mandated by the Alabama Department of Education,” Metzger said. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Print Article Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip The Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival, one of two local agencies to receiving funding, brings nationally acclaimed storytellers to town each January.The Alabama State Council on the Arts awarded 134 grants totaling $437,270 at its December meeting.Two Pike County organizations received grants in the round totaling $9,800.The Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center received two grants, a $2,000 for its Arts Bridges Outreach program and $5,400 for the summer exhibition 2 Men 3-D. The Brundidge Historical Society received $2,400 in support of the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival in January.Richard Metzger, executive director of the Johnson Center for the Arts, said that the Alabama State Council has always been generous to the arts center and was again generous in this round.“The continued support of the state arts council proves that we are fulfilling our mission and that the council is taking care of the needs its constituents all across the state and not just focusing on the larger metropolitan areas,” Metzger said. State grants aid local arts groups Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Published 7:37 pm Wednesday, December 8, 2010 By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen The 2 Men 3-D exhibition will feature local sculptors, Larry Godwin of Brundidge and Duane Paxson of Troy. Metzger said the grant funds will be used to transport and install the sculptures and for gallery operating expenses.The Brundidge Historical Society grant award was for the 5th Annual Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival Jan. 28 and 29. The Festival will feature four of the top storytellers in the country and pre-show music by traditional musicians.The storytelling festival will open with supper and stories Friday night at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge and continue on Saturday with three storytelling concerts at the Trojan Center Theater at Troy University.Lawrence Bowden, president of the BHS, said the historical group is pleased and grateful to the state arts council for its continued support of the society’s efforts to bring the very best storytellers in America to Pike County.“The Alabama Council on the Arts has supported our efforts to bring folk life presentations to the We Piddle Around Theater and master storytellers to the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival,” Bowden said. “Without the support of the state arts council, we would be hard pressed to bring such high caliber storytellers to Pike County. These grant funds are vital to what we do and allow us to keep the ticket prices affordable so everyone benefits from the generosity of the state art council.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. 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Former USS Solace Survivor Laid to Rest

first_img View post tag: Navy Former USS Solace Survivor Laid to Rest View post tag: USS View post tag: Defence Training & Education View post tag: Solace View post tag: Defense Back to overview,Home naval-today Former USS Solace Survivor Laid to Rest View post tag: News by topic A Pearl Harbor survivor was laid to rest during an ash scattering ceremony at the USS Utah Memorial on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam July 24.Family members of Yeoman 1st Class Alphonse “Al” Vanden Brul scattered his remains, along with a portion of his late wife’s, into the harbor where he will be reunited with shipmates who lost their lives during the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor.Pearl Harbor Survivors liaison, Jim Taylor, started the ceremony by giving a short overview of Vanden Brul’s life.Al, along with his twin brother John, was born Nov. 28, 1918 during a flu epidemic in Rochester, N.Y. and later both joined the Navy Reserve at the age of 17. Due to the approaching war the brothers were called to active duty in April 1941.In June 1941 Vanden Brul and his brother were sent to join the Navy’s newest ship USS Solace (AH-5), a hospital ship stationed out of Pearl Harbor.During the morning of the attacks he was assigned to duties in the laundry room. As he was getting ready to head out for church, some of the nurses onboard looked out of the ship and saw USS Utah get hit and roll over.Later that day boats were pulling alongside the Solace with casualties, some alive and others dead. His job was to put his living shipmates into hospital beds and take the deceased to the stern of the ship to be identified later, along with the gruesome burning of blood drenched bed sheets.“Vanden Brul family is quite amazing, four brothers in the Navy during World War II,” said Jim Taylor. “Herbert earned a degree in law after leaving the Navy, Robert actually retired from the Navy, John and Al worked at Eastman Kodak after receiving their honorable discharges and retired in the early 1980s.”Alphonse passed away May 29, 2013. Family members recalled Vanden Brul always talking about the attacks Dec. 7, 1941, particularly during the last few years of his life, which is the reason they returned his remains to one of the attack sites.“Al would tell you he was not a hero; he was simply doing his job as everyone was expected to do, nothing more, nothing less” said Capt. Lawrence Scruggs, deputy commander of Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility “He embodies the spirit and tradition of our rich Navy, his life is an inspiration to us in this time of war and challenge. I stand here today to say, shipmate…we have the watch.”Family members including his daughters attended the ceremony which included a presentation of a flag flown over the memorial, playing of taps, and a three-volley rifle salute by the Pearl Harbor Honors and Ceremonial Guard.[mappress]Press Release, July 26, 2013 View post tag: Laid View post tag: Naval Share this article July 26, 2013 View post tag: Former View post tag: Rest View post tag: Survivorlast_img read more

Sheriff’s Office Still Accepting Applications for Deputy Sheriff July 8, 2017

first_img FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office is still accepting applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff until Friday, July 21, 2017.Preliminary applications for the 2017 – 2019 Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sheriff candidate pool are available online. Anyone meeting our hiring requirements and who is interested in a career as a deputy sheriff for the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office is invited to complete a pre-application.Applications must be completed, printed and returned to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office no later than Friday, July 21, 2017. All necessary information for prospective candidates is included with the downloadable pre-application package, which is available by clicking here.last_img read more

“READERS FORUM” NOVEMBER 9, 2017

first_imgEDITOR’S FOOTNOTE:  Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City County Observer or our advertisersFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily. If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected]center_img WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?We hope that todays “Readers Forum” will provoke “…honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?” Todays READERS POLL question is:  Do you feel its time to address the overcrowding problem at the Vanderburgh County jail?last_img read more

Using a smartphone to screen for male infertility

first_img <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EhZtbjUAsc” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/6EhZtbjUAsc/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> More than 45 million couples worldwide grapple with infertility, but current standard methods for diagnosing male infertility can be expensive, labor-intensive, and require testing in a clinical setting.Cultural and social stigma, and lack of access in resource-limited countries, may prevent men from seeking an evaluation. Investigators at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) set out to develop a home-based diagnostic test that could be used to measure semen quality with a smartphone-based device. New findings by the team indicating that the analyzer can identify abnormal semen samples based on sperm concentration and motility criteria with approximately 98 percent accuracy are published online in today’s Science Translational Medicine.“We wanted to come up with a solution to make male infertility testing as simple and affordable as home pregnancy tests,” said Hadi Shafiee, a principal investigator in the Division of Engineering in Medicine and Renal Division of Medicine at BWH. “Men have to provide semen samples in these rooms at a hospital, a situation in which they often experience stress, embarrassment, pessimism, and disappointment. Current clinical tests are lab-based, time-consuming, and subjective. This test is low-cost, quantitative, highly accurate, and can analyze a video of an undiluted, unwashed semen sample in less than five seconds.”A smartphone-based test for male fertility The analyzer consists of an optical attachment that can connect to a smartphone and a disposable device onto which a semen sample can be loaded. The new test utilizes the advancements in consumer electronics and microfabrication. A disposable microchip with a capillary tip and a rubber bulb is used for simple, power-free semen sample handling. The team also designed a user-friendly smartphone application that guides the user through each step of testing, and a miniaturized weight scale that wirelessly connects to smartphones to measure total sperm count.To evaluate the device, the research team collected and studied 350 clinical semen specimens at the MGH Fertility Center. Overall, the smartphone-based device was able to detect abnormal semen samples based on WHO thresholds for sperm concentration and motility (sperm concentration less than 15 million sperm/ml and/or sperm motility less than 40 percent) with an accuracy of 98 percent. The team also evaluated how well both trained and untrained users performed the test using the smartphone-based device.“The ability to bring point-of-care sperm testing to the consumer, or health facilities with limited resources, is a true game-changer,” said John Petrozza, a co-author of the study and director of the MGH Fertility Center. “More than 40 percent of infertile couples have difficulty conceiving due to sperm abnormalities and this development will provide faster and improved access to fertility care. By working with Dr. Shafiee and his lab at BWH, and utilizing our clinical fertility expertise here at MGH, we have really been able to create a product that will benefit a lot of people.”Charles Bormann of MGH (from left), Hadi Shafiee of BWH, and John Petrozza of MGH developed the smartphone-based semen analyzer for infertility testing.Shafiee’s team, which focuses on developing new technologies using microfluidics, sees many applications for the technology. In addition to at-home male fertility testing for couples trying to conceive, the device could also be used by men who have had a vasectomy. Usually, men must go for office visits with a urologist for several months after the surgery to ensure that the operation was successful; the new test may allow them to be monitored at home. The test could also be used by animal breeders to confirm the quality of a sample. Beyond semen analysis, the device is also compatible with testing blood and saliva samples.“My job is to try to understand some of the problems patients and physicians face in the clinic and to help develop new solutions. We are always thinking about what’s next and how to develop something new,” said Shafiee, who is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.The smartphone-based analyzer for semen analysis is currently in a prototyping stage. The team plans to perform additional tests and will file for FDA approval.last_img read more