Indiana FFA Announces State Officer Candidates

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana FFA Announces State Officer Candidates SHARE Indiana FFA Announces State Officer Candidates Previous articleCould US Farmers Benefit From North Korea Denuclearization Announcement on the HAT Wednesday Morning EditionNext articleTrump Set to Launch Tariffs Against China Hoosier Ag Today Source: Indiana State Department of Agriculturecenter_img By Hoosier Ag Today – Jun 13, 2018 Facebook Twitter Thirteen Indiana FFA members will interview for the chance to become a member of the 2018-19 Indiana FFA state officer team. The candidates will be evaluated during the 89th Indiana FFA State Convention, with the winners being announced on June 21.“I’m confident that each candidate will make an excellent addition to the Indiana FFA organization, and I wish them all the best of luck,” said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “Having a willingness to serve at this young of an age is truly indicative of what these students will achieve throughout their entire lives.”Once elected, the new officers will embark on a year of service traveling across the state to promote FFA, agricultural education and the agriculture industry. This includes conducting FFA chapter visits and facilitating leadership conferences, as well as hosting career and leadership development events, among other responsibilities.The state officer positions are president, secretary, northern region vice president, southern region vice president, treasurer, reporter and sentinel.“Regardless of what title is on the blue jacket, participating in FFA in any capacity is tremendously valuable,” said Bruce Kettler, Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) director. “The skills they develop, both personally and professionally, will set them up for success later in life.”The following list includes the candidates for the 2018-2019 Indiana FFA state officer team:Jarrett Bailey, Bellmont FFA, Decatur;Austin Berenda, South Newton FFA, Earl Park;Savannah Bordner, Carroll @ Flora FFA, Cutler;Jakob Davis, Tri High FFA, Spiceland;Nathan Deatrick, North Harrison FFA, Depauw;Samantha DeLey, Shenandoah FFA, Middletown;Chyenne Deno, South Newton FFA, Brook;Brittany Gonzales, Tri-County FFA, Wolcott;Ashby Grimes, McCutcheon FFA, West Point;Edwin Jefferson, Kankakee Valley FFA, Wheatfield;Hunter Lane, Warsaw FFA, Warsaw;Hannah McGee, Rushville FFA, Rushville; andLevi Spurgeon, Indian Creek FFA, Trafalgar.“I am proud of each of these FFA members for stepping forward and going through the preparation and interview process,” said Rob Hays, Indiana FFA director. “No matter the results, each candidate has a promising future, and I am excited to see what they accomplish next.”The 2018-19 Indiana FFA state officer team will be announced on June 21 by the Indiana FFA newsroom. Visit to learn more about Indiana FFA. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Beach volleyball finishes Horned Frog Challenge with 3-1 record

first_imgTCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin + posts TCU vs Florida International beach volleyball at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas on Feb 25, 2018. (Photo by/Ellman Photography) Jonathan Abraham printNo. 13 TCU beach volleyball finished the Horned Frog Challenge Sunday by splitting a pair of matches against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (ULM) and No. 11 Florida International Panthers (FIU), finishing the weekend with a 3-1 record.The Horned Frogs won a 5-0 decision against ULM and suffered a 4-1 match loss against FIU. These matches came after the TCU defeated the Houston Baptist Huskies and Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas Saturday, the first day of the Horned Frog Challenge.For the third season in a row, the Horned Frogs have started the year 3-1.“Even though we lost, the girls competed,” head coach Hector Gutierrez said. “In the end, it’s the small details that make the difference. I am happy with the way we competed, and I think we got better as a team today.”During the Horned Frog Challenge, the combos of Haven Hill/Cassie House, Jillian Bergeson/Jaelyn Greene and Avery Arellano/Jensyn Bledsoe finished 3-1. Meanwhile, the duo of Brooke Sassin and Jordan Westendorff were 2-1, while Hannah Rogers and Molly Scheel went 2-2 during the weekend.Against FIU, the Horned Frogs dropped two three-set matches with House/Hill (17-21, 21-16, 18-16) and Bledsoe/Arellanno (21-18, 16-21, 15-11), while Greene/Bergeson (21-11, 20-22, 15-11) won a close battle in three. This led to the Frogs dropping their first match of the 2018 season.After dropping the first set of the match against ULM 21-16, the combo of Claire Doyle and Westendorff won the next two sets (21-12, 15-8) over Holland Ponthieux and Taylor Meyer. The other four TCU teams were victorious in two sets. After dominating ULM, the Horned Frogs improved to 3-1.The Horned Frogs are back in action Saturday and Sunday in the Fight in the Fort, where they play host to the No. 18 Tulane Green Wave at 11 a.m. and the No.14 Cal-Poly Mustangs at 3 p.m. Saturday. They will then play the Arizona State Sun Devils at 12 p.m. Sunday in the final home meet of the season. ReddIt Athletics Weekend Roundup: equestrian triumphs, swim and dive falters, and women’s golf finishes strong Jonathan is a journalism major from Philadelphia who is also minoring in Spanish. When Jonathan is not writing for TCU 360, he enjoys watching his favorite sports teams (76ers, Eagles, Union, Phillies, and Flyers). Twitter Women’s basketball defeats Alcorn State to tie best start to a season Facebook Jonathan Abraham What we’re reading: Most Texas House members disapprove of Trump’s Syria actions Linkedin Jonathan Abraham Facebook Previous articleIn home opener baseball rebounds from game one loss with back-to-back wins against Long Beach StateNext articleTCU’s University Union early voting location for Texas primary elections Jonathan Abraham RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter ReddIt What we’re reading: Attempts for background checks on stranger-to-stranger gun sales in Texas Jonathan Abraham TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Jonathan Abraham Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award last_img read more

Even In A Pandemic, Constitution Cannot Be Put Away: US Supreme Court Restrains Enforcement Of Strict Restrictions On Religious Services

first_imgForeign/InternationalEven In A Pandemic, Constitution Cannot Be Put Away: US Supreme Court Restrains Enforcement Of Strict Restrictions On Religious Services LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK26 Nov 2020 6:59 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court of the United States of America has restrained the authorities from enforcing the severe restrictions imposed by the New York Governor on attendance at religious services in areas classified as “red” or “orange” zones.The restrictions by effectively barring many from attending religious services, strike at the very heart of the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court of the United States of America has restrained the authorities from enforcing the severe restrictions imposed by the New York Governor on attendance at religious services in areas classified as “red” or “orange” zones.The restrictions by effectively barring many from attending religious services, strike at the very heart of the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty, the majority (5:4) judges held.The court said that the applicants have made a strong showing that the challenged restrictions violate “the minimum requirement of neutrality” to religion. The court said that the regulations cannot be viewed  as neutral because they single out houses of worship for especially harsh treatment. It said”In a red zone, while a synagogue or church may not admit more than 10 persons, businesses categorized as “essential” may admit as many people as they wish. And the list of “essential” businesses includes things such as acupuncture facilities, camp grounds, garages, as well as many whose services are not limited to those that can be regarded as essential, such as all plants manufacturing chemicals and microelectronics and all transportation facilities. See New York State, Empire State Development, Guidance for Determining Whether a Business Enterprise is Subject to a Workforce Reduction Under Recent Executive Orders,  The disparate treatment is even more striking in an orange zone. While attendance at houses of worship is limited to 25 persons, even non-essential businesses may decide for themselves how many persons to admit.”The court also noted that restrictions, if enforced, will cause irreparable harm. It said:If only 10 people are admitted to each service, the great majority of those who wish to attend Mass on Sunday or services in a synagogue on Shabbat will be barred. And while those who are shut out may in some instances be able to watch services on television, such remote viewing is not the same as personal attendance. Catholics who watch a Mass at home cannot receive communion, and there are important religious traditions in the Orthodox Jewish faith that require personal attendance.On the issue of ‘public interest’, the court said that the State has neither claimed that attendance at the applicants’ services  has resulted in the spread of the disease nor shown that public health would be imperiled if less restrictive measures were imposed. It observed:” But even in a pandemic, the Constitution cannot be put away and forgotten. The restrictions at issue here, by effectively barring many from attending religious services, strike at the very heart of the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty. Before allowing this to occur, we have a duty to conduct a serious examination of the need for such a drastic measure.””It is time—past time—to make plain that, while the pandemic poses many grave challenges, there is no world in which the Constitution tolerates color-coded executive edicts that reopen liquor stores and bike shops but shutter churches, synagogues, and mosques.” Justice Gorsuch observed in a concurring opinion. According to Justice Kavanaugh, New York’s restrictions discriminate against religion by treating houses of worship significantly worse than some secular businesses. Chief Justice Roberts expressed his dissent and observed that the applicants have not demonstrated their entitlement to “the extraordinary remedy of injunction.”  According to Justice Breyer, the nature of the epidemic, the spikes, the uncertainties, and the need for quick action, taken together, mean that the State has countervailing arguments based upon health, safety, and administrative considerations that must be balanced against the applicants’ First Amendment challenges.”Free religious exercise is one of our most treasured and jealously guarded constitutional rights. States may not discriminate against religious institutions, even when faced with a crisis as deadly as this one. But those principles are not at stake today. The Constitution does not forbid States from responding to public health crises through regulations that treat religious institutions equally or more favorably than comparable secular institutions, particularly when those regulations save lives. Because New York’s COVID– 19 restrictions do just that, I respectfully dissent.”, Justice Sotomayor observed in her dissenting opinion.CASE: ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN v. CUOMO Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

Taoiseach suggests restrictions will remain in place for prolonged period

first_img Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – February 11, 2021 WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications The Taoiseach has suggested Ireland will remain in a prolonged period of Covid-19 restrictions.Speaking at a meeting of his parliamentary party last night, Micheal Martin said the priority is to get the virus numbers down to a very low level.He said almost 1 in 4 close contacts are now testing positive since testing recently resumed, and the UK variant’s causing numbers to remain stubbornly high.A further 54 deaths and 1,006 new cases were confirmed yesterday, 22 of them in Donegal.Consultant in Infectious Diseases at St James’ Hospital in Dublin, Cliona Ní Cheallaigh, says the goal of 200 cases a day by the end of the month isn’t realistic:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+center_img Taoiseach suggests restrictions will remain in place for prolonged period WhatsApp Previous articleTwo private Donegal water supplies don’t meet bacterial standards – EPANext articleNo Inter-County action til April at earliest News Highland Twitter Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+last_img read more

Funding confirmed for three Donegal monuments

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Almost €60,000 has been approved for three national monuments in Donegal.Minister Charlie McConalogue says the funding will help maintain and protect our rich history in Donegal, and provide work for skilled tradespeople involved in the upkeep of such monuments.The bulk of the Donegal allocation will go to Rathmullen Abbey, with St. Muras Cross Slab in Fahan and Killydonnell Friary also included.Rathmullen Abbey                                           €42,000St. Muras Cross Slab, Fahan                           €2,360Killydonnell Friary & historic graveyard             €15,000***************Statement in full -McConalogue confirms National Monument funding for Donegal  Google+ Facebook Pinterest “Donegal County Council will receive the funding to be used on Rathmullen Abbey, St. Muras Cross Slab and at Killydonnell Friary.   Twitter -€59k approved for funding from Department-  Funding confirmed for three Donegal monuments Community Enhancement Programme open for applications By News Highland – October 8, 2020 The Community Monuments Fund has been established as part of the €1.4m in additional capital earmarked for national monuments under the July Stimulus Plan. 71 projects have been approved today nationwide.   Rathmullen Abbey                                           €42,000 St. Muras Cross Slab, Fahan                           €2,360 Killydonnell Friary & historic graveyard             €15,000  -ENDS-   Fianna Fáil Minister for Agriculture, Food, and the Marine and TD for Donegal Charlie McConalogue has welcomed €59,360 in approved funding for national monuments in Donegal.   WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Facebook Total                                                     €59,360  Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Google+ Minister McConalogue said, “This funding will do two things. Maintain and protect our rich history here in Donegal but also go some way to providing income for skilled tradespeople involved in the upkeep of such monuments.   Previous articleDonegal islands to benefit from community broadband fundingNext articleConcern in border counties as 923 new Covid Cases are confirmed in NI News Highland “As more of us stay in our counties during the pandemic we have a greater appreciation of our history and surroundings. It is important we preserve these monuments and I am delighted to work with my colleagues in Government to secure this funding for Donegal,” concluded Minister McConalogue.   RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews *Note to editor: List of approved projects:  Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme last_img read more

FBI, ATF responding to active shooter situation reported in Illinois

first_imgWe have an ongoing active shooter incident at 641 Archer Av. This is an ongoing active scene. We will provide more information once confirmed.— Aurora (IL) Police (@AuroraPoliceIL) February 15, 2019The active shooter was first publicly confirmed by the city on their Twitter account.The Chicago field office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced in a tweet that it was responding to the active shooter reports.FBI agents out of the Chicago field office are also responding to the scene and assisting law enforcement, a spokesperson for FBI-Chicago told ABC News.This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Chalabala/iStock(CHICAGO) —  Police in Illinois are responding to calls of an ongoing active shooter situation in Aurora.The city of Aurora is located about 40 miles east of Chicago.“We have an ongoing active shooter incident at 641 Archer Av. This is an ongoing active scene. We will provide more information once confirmed,” the Aurora police department tweeted Friday afternoon.last_img read more

USS Mahan fires flares in first US-Iran run in of 2017

first_img USS Mahan fires warning shots in first US-Iran run in of 2017 Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Mahan fires warning shots in first US-Iran run in of 2017 View post tag: USS Mahan U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Mahan fired three warning shots at Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps vessels after they came within 800 meters of the ship on January 8.The incident took place in the Strait of Hormuz and involved the U.S. Navy destroyer and four Iranian vessels, Reuters reported citing U.S. defense officials.The report further said that USS Mahan, as it is customary, established communication with the Iranian vessels but that did not slow them down.Before firing the warning shots, USS Mahan fired warning flares while a helicopter dropped a smoke float. According to Reuters, the Sunday encounter was one of seven but all others were not deemed unsafe.Encounters between Iranian and U.S. Navy vessels are not uncommon. Last year saw a rise in the number of incidents in the Strait of Hormuz.In January 2016, Iranian vessels captured 10 US Navy soldiers at gunpoint after they strayed into Iranian waters. The soldiers were released after spending a night captured on Farsi Island where they were filmed, and later broadcast on national TV, apologizing for their actions.Prior to that, Iran staged naval drills during which live-fire missiles were fired near the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. Iranians harassed the same carrier a month later when they flew a drone over the carrier while Iranian media reported that a submarine managed to approach the carrier’s strike group without being noticed.U.S. Navy destroyers were forced to fire warning shots on several occasions in 2016. The video below shows an incident from August 2016 when USS Nitze fired flares at a group of Iranian vessels that approached within 300 yards of the ship. Authorities View post tag: US Navycenter_img View post tag: strait of hormuz View post tag: Iran January 9, 2017 Share this articlelast_img read more

Guidance: Public health commissioning in the NHS: 2020 to 2021

first_imgThis exchange of letters sets out agreed arrangements in the ongoing context of COVID-19.The NHS public health functions agreement sets out the arrangements under which the Secretary of State delegates responsibility to NHS England for certain public health services (known as Section 7A services).The services currently commissioned in this way are: national immunisation programmes national population screening programmes child health information services (CHIS) public health services for adults and children in secure and detained settings in England sexual assault services (sexual assault referral centres)last_img

His Majesty’s Opponent: Subhas Chandra and India’s Struggle Against Empire

first_imgGardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs Sugata Bose parses the life of Indian revolutionary Subhas Chandra Bose, who struggled to liberate his people from British rule and led the Indian National Army against Allied Forces during World War II.last_img

Risky eating

first_imgA new study by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers finds a strong association between the consumption of red meat—particularly when the meat is processed—and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. The study also shows that replacing red meat with healthier proteins, such as low-fat dairy, nuts, or whole grains, can significantly lower the risk.The study, led by An Pan, research fellow in the HSPH Department of Nutrition, will be published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on Aug. 10 and will appear in the October print edition.Pan, senior author Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at HSPH, and colleagues analyzed questionnaire responses from 37,083 men followed for 20 years in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study; 79,570 women followed for 28 years in the Nurses’ Health Study I; and 87,504 women followed for 14 years in the Nurses’ Health Study II. They also conducted an updated meta-analysis, combining data from their new study with data from existing studies that included a total of 442,101 participants, 28,228 of whom developed type 2 diabetes during the study. After adjusting for age, body mass index (BMI), and other lifestyle and dietary risk factors, the researchers found that a daily 100-gram serving of unprocessed red meat (about the size of a deck of cards) was associated with a 19 percent increased risk of type 2 diabetes. They also found that one daily serving of half that quantity of processed meat — 50 grams (for example, one hot dog or sausage or two slices of bacon) — was associated with a 51 percent increased risk.“Clearly, the results from this study have huge public health implications given the rising type 2 diabetes epidemic and increasing consumption of red meats worldwide,” said Hu. “The good news is that such troubling risk factors can be offset by swapping red meat for a healthier protein.”The researchers found that, for an individual who eats one daily serving of red meat, substituting one serving of nuts per day was associated with a 21 percent lower risk of type 2 diabetes; substituting low-fat dairy, a 17 percent lower risk; and substituting whole grains, a 23 percent lower risk.The researchers say that people should minimize consumption of processed red meat—such as hot dogs, bacon, sausage, and deli meats, which generally have high levels of sodium and nitrites—and cut back on unprocessed red meat. If possible, the researchers say, red meat should be replaced with healthier choices, such as nuts, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, fish, or beans.Worldwide, diabetes has reached epidemic levels, affecting nearly 350 million adults. In the United States alone, more than 11 percent of adults over age 20 — 25.6 million people — have the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most have type 2 diabetes, which is linked to obesity, physical inactivity, and an unhealthy diet.Previous studies have indicated that eating processed red meats increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Risks from unprocessed meats have been less clear. For instance, in 2010, HSPH researchers found no clear evidence of an association between eating unprocessed meats and increased risk for either coronary heart disease or type 2 diabetes, but that study was based on smaller samples than the current one, and the researchers recommended further study of unprocessed meats.Another HSPH study in 2010 linked eating red meat with an increased risk of heart disease—which is strongly linked to diabetes—but did not distinguish between processed and unprocessed red meats.This new study — the largest of its kind in terms of sample size and follow-up years—finds that both unprocessed and processed meats pose a type 2 diabetes risk, thus helping to clarify the issue. In addition, this study is among the first to estimate the risk reduction associated with substituting healthier protein choices for red meat.“Our study clearly shows that eating both unprocessed and processed red meat — particularly processed—is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes,” said Pan. He noted that the 2010 U.S. dietary guidelines continue to lump red meat together with fish, poultry, eggs, nuts, seeds, beans, and soy products in the “protein foods” group. But because red meat appears to have significant negative health effects — increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even total mortality, as suggested by several recent studies—Pan suggested the guidelines should distinguish red meat from healthier protein sources and promote the latter instead.Support for the study was provided by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.last_img read more