Soy Checkoff Now Prioritizing Fungicide Resistance Education

first_img SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – May 9, 2017 Previous articleField Focus: Interview With Lance ShepherdNext articleIndiana Ethanol Producers Lobby Lawmakers on E-15 Andy Eubank Home Indiana Agriculture News Soy Checkoff Now Prioritizing Fungicide Resistance Education Fighting fungicide resistanceWe hear a lot about weed resistance and the steps farmers are encouraged to take to fight herbicide resistance. Now the United Soybean Board is expanding its Take Action program, originally aimed at weed resistance, to include fungicide resistance and education about the diseases resistant to fungicides.Jimmy Sneed is a director on the United Soybean Board who farms in Hernando, Mississippi, not far from the Tennessee border and the Mississippi River. He says widespread fungicide resistance is a concern, “because it’s already beginning to show up, and that’s one of the things that we hope we learn from the Roundup resistance issue,” he told HAT. “We need to get out in front of it and that’s what we’re trying to do now by educating the farmers to the issue itself number one, and number two try to give them some strategies to manage the issue.”And some of those strategies you’ve heard many times in the past.“Something as simple as scouting,” he said. “Another thing is understanding what the thresholds are and making sure you don’t spray until you reach thresholds. Then of course the foundation of our take action is using different modes of action and that same strategy works well with fungicides too, and rotating your modes of action.”Sneed told HAT USB hopes for the same kind of success with fungicide awareness that they’ve been able to see with Take Action on Weeds.“We are really, really pleased with it,” he explained. “Industry has really come on board and been great partners. Universities have come on board and have really bought in and given us a lot of help on the technical side as far as management strategies. Several associations are involved too, so we are just really, really pleased with the partnerships we’ve been able to develop with other organizations to benefit all farmers.”At the Take Action on Weeds website USB has added a Fungicide Classification Chart, based on the popular Herbicide Classification Chart.Sneed is USB Secretary and Audit & Evaluation Chair. Facebook Twitter Soy Checkoff Now Prioritizing Fungicide Resistance Educationlast_img read more

2,000 fewer on live register

first_imgEmail Linkedin TAGSCentral Statistics Office (CSO)KilmallocklimerickLive RegisterNewcastle Westunemployment Advertisement Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace”  MORE than 2,000 people in Limerick city and county came off the Live Register over the past year, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office, which show that there are now 15,662 Limerick people claiming unemployment benefits.There are 11,537 people signing on in Limerick city, 2,247 in Newcastle West and 1,878 in Kilmallock.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Some 2,200 of those signing on are aged 25 or under, and 1,233 of those were men.The number signing on in the city fell by about 1,400 compared to July 2014;  this dropped by nearly 400 each in Kilmallock and Newcastle West.The number of women aged under 25 signing on in Limerick increased by nearly 100 since the start of the year.Altogether 30,340 people were signing on in the Mid West in July of this year, among a total of 343,100 people nationwide. News2,000 fewer on live registerBy John Keogh – August 20, 2015 711 Printcenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleJason’s final wish is grantedNext articleFree college place for Limerick asylum seeker student Anna John Keogh WhatsApp Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Delhi High Court Stays CIC Order Directing Air Force To Disclose RTI Information About Prime Ministers’ Entourage On Foreign Trips

first_imgTop StoriesDelhi High Court Stays CIC Order Directing Air Force To Disclose RTI Information About Prime Ministers’ Entourage On Foreign Trips Shreya Agarwal10 Dec 2020 11:13 PMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Friday stayed the operation of the order passed by the Central Information Commission(CIC) directing the Indian Air Force to divulge under the Right to Information Act(RTI) information relating to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh’s entourage on foreign trips.The stay order passed in a petition filed by the Air Force challenging…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 Delhi High Court on Friday stayed the operation of the order passed by the Central Information Commission(CIC) directing the Indian Air Force to divulge under the Right to Information Act(RTI) information relating to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh’s entourage on foreign trips.The stay order passed in a petition filed by the Air Force challenging the CIC direction.A single bench of Justice Navin Chawla granted interim stay to the Indian Air Force on its petition against an order dated July 8, 2020, directing the CPIO, Directorate of Personal Services, Air Headquarters, Indian Air Force, to provide details of the Prime Minister’s Special Flight Returns-II to an RTI applicant Commodore Lokesh Batra (Retd.). Justice Chawla observed that under the provisions of the RTI Act, the CPIO could not provide details of anything more than the number of passengers accompanying the PM on the flight. However, this too was disputed by the CPIO. In the RTI application filed in 2018, Mr. Batra had sought certified copies of Special Flight Returns Part-I and Part-II relating to foreign visits by Prime Minister Modi and former Prime Minister Singh, undertaken by Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft, from April 1, 2013. The CPIO had submitted that Special Flight Returns relates to official records of functioning and working of the security apparatus of the Prime Minister of India which cannot be brought in public domain for safety and security reasons. “The information so sought includes details related to the entire entourage, names of Special Protection Group (SPG) personnel accompanying the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on foreign tours for his personal safety, and the same, if disclosed, can potentially affect the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security, strategic, scientific or economic interests of the State,” the IAF submitted. CIC Order Dated July 8, 2020 “In view of the foregoing, Commission directs the CPIO to provide the certified copies of available and relevant SFR II as sought in the RTI Application after severing the name & other relevant identifying particulars of the security/SPG personnel figuring therein. The severance of record is to be followed in consonance to the provisions of Section 10 of the RTI Act. The said information shall be provided free of cost the Appellant within 15 days from the date of receipt of this order and a compliance report to this effect be duly sent to the commission by the CPIO.” Commodore Batra (Retd.) pointed out that even though the order of CIC had directed the Petitioner to provide the details within 4 days, it had been 4 months and no such details were provided. He pressed that he was not even informed until early September that the CPIO, IAF intended to challenge the CIC’s order. Commodore Batra has submitted before the Court that such information was traditionally disclosed and that not just officials but private persons could also be travelling with the Prime Minister, thereby implying that they would not all be exempted from disclosure under the RTI Act. Next Storylast_img read more

County to cancel and renegotiate food inspection agreement with Notre Dame

first_imgSt. Joseph County will cancel and then renegotiate a recently announced agreement with Notre Dame that would have allowed the University to conduct its own health inspection for on-campus food establishments, the South Bend Tribune reported Thursday.On Wednesday, David Keckley, the county Board of Health’s attorney, said the renegotiated agreement would seek to make the University’s health inspection reports publicly available.“I don’t think that’s probably a good arrangement for Notre Dame to conduct inspections and keep all their reports confidential — even if they have a right to do it,” Keckley said in the article.According to the article, the county board of health has had problems carrying out the recommended number of health inspections due to staff shortages. It would be helpful, the article said, if Notre Dame could do its own inspections.Keckley said the health department’s food services director, Carolyn Smith, had negotiated the agreement with the University. However, it was Notre Dame that had insisted on keeping the inspection reports confidential. Keckley stated Smith had told him that she heard from the state health department that Notre Dame could keep the reports confidential, but he did not believe that to be the case. He also said Smith reported Indiana University and all of its regional campuses do their own inspections and keep the reports confidential.According to the article, Smith told Keckley that Indiana’s health department lets IU and “all of its regional campuses, including IUSB, to conduct inspections and keep the records confidential.”Graham McKeen, IU’s public health manager, said this information was inaccurate, as although IU does its own inspections, it makes the information publicly available.The initial agreement between Notre Dame and the county called for the county to do any initial inspections of “new or remodeled food establishments” at the University, with the school taking over “routine” inspections from then on. The records of such inspections would have been available to the health department but not the general public.“If we’re going to have Notre Dame give us inspection reports and keep them here, we may have to turn them over on any [public] request,” Keckley said in the article.Notre Dame signaled it was willing to renegotiate the agreement, according to the article.“[The original agreement] contains substantial errors, including language concerning access to public records,” University spokesman Dennis Brown told the Tribune.Keckley also says he believes the first deal is not valid because the department’s health officer, Luis Galup, never signed it. Only Smith signed the original deal.Since the approval of the agreement, Galup said the county health department has not received any inspection reports from Notre Dame, though it is unclear if any inspections were carried out.Tags: Campus DIning, food inspections, St. Joseph County Health Departmentlast_img read more

Billy Joel concert at Notre Dame Stadium postponed to summer 2021

first_imgIn a Thursday press release, Billy Joel announced that his summer 2020 concert at Notre Dame Stadium will be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The concert, originally scheduled for June 20, will be held June 26, 2021 instead. All ticket sales for the original concert date will be honored by Ticketmaster for the 2021 date unless ticket holders would like a refund.“Ticketmaster will contact via email all who purchased tickets with refund options for those unable to attend next year,” the release said.Those who wish to get a refund will have 30 days to respond to the email.Tags: billy joel, Concert, Notre Dame Stadium, ticketmasterlast_img

Déjà vu presents from Nina to Lauryn

first_imgIn an effort to highlight the arduous journey traversed by the balck female musician and performer, Déjà Vu Theatre Productions Inc will present a jazz concert honoring two of Black America’s greatest female ambassadors, Nina Simone and Lauryn Hill.The concert, which will be held at the Luxurious Banquet Hall in Lauderhill, Florida on May 6,  will feature two rising talents. Abia Cilon will be portraying Nina Simone and Tanya Marie Greaves will portray Lauryn Hill.The two young talents are students of jazz and music on a wiser scale and  will pay tribute in song to the two icons.Founder and President of the Caribbean/American-infused theater company known as Déjà Vu, Sharon Cummings, has a noble vision of uniting the Caribbean community and its non-Caribbean friends in one cause.From Nina to Simone will also serve as a fundraiser for the upcoming “Ms. Lou In Color” production for our annual tribute for Caribbean Heritage month.“We find that there are so many talented young people within our local community, but are lacking the opportunity of an outlet We at Déjà vu theatre provides that outlet that allows them to soar.  We do not always have to import the talents. Our community artist studied long and hard in honing their skills to pursue their dreams, these are our daughters, sons, nieces, nephews, cousins etc. Shouldn’t we at least support them?” Cummings said.We hope you will come out and support our effort in showcasing these wonderful performers, it will be a soulful evening, reflection on the struggle for acceptance and love.Master of ceremonies for the event will be Sophia Nicholson.last_img read more

Salah retains African award to seal great day for Egypt

first_imgSalah found scoring difficult early in his professional career and was nicknamed “chancentod” (chance killer) by the Swiss media.– Off-target –Later, playing for Chelsea in a League Cup tie, the Egyptian was so off-target with a goal attempt that the ball trickled over the touchline for a throw-in.Unhappy with his two-goal return, Chelsea lent Salah to Italian outfits Fiorentina and Roma, then sold him to the latter club.Salah blossomed in Rome, averaging close to a goal every two matches, and Liverpool paid almost 37 million pounds (about $47 mn/41 mn euros) to sign him two years ago.The Egyptian had his share of setbacks last year, too, with an injury in the Champions League final loss to Real Madrid also keeping him out of a World Cup defeat by Uruguay.He returned to score against hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia, but the Pharaohs exited their first appearance at the global showpiece in 28 years without securing even one point.Salah netted twice and missed two penalties three months later in a 6-0 Cup of Nations rout of Niger and snatched the late winner in a 3-2 victory over Tunisia in the same competition.Having defended his Player of the Year title, his next goal will be to match the four straight wins in the competition by former Manchester City and Ivory Coast star Yaya Toure.The other male awards went to France-born Morocco coach Herve Renard, the Mauritania national team, and Moroccan Achraf Hakimi in the youth category.South African Chrestinah Kgatlana was voted Women’s Player of the Year and South Africa coach Desiree Ellis and the Nigeria national team were the other female winners.The Goal of the Year award also went to Kgatlana. Share on: WhatsApp Dakar, Senegal | AFP | Mohamed Salah completed a memorable day for Egyptian football by retaining his African Player of the Year award in Senegal Tuesday.The 26-year-old Liverpool star finished first with club-mate Senegalese Sadio Mane and Arsenal and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the other finalists.“I have dreamt of winning this award since I was a child and now I have done so twice in a row,” Salah said soon after receiving his trophy in Dakar.“My thanks go to my family, my team-mates and my fans and I dedicate this trophy to my homeland, Egypt.”It was an identical outcome to last year when Salah became only the second Egyptian after 1983 winner Mahmoud al Khatib to be voted the best footballer in Africa.Egypt crushed sole rivals South Africa 16-1 earlier on Tuesday in a CAF executive committee vote in Dakar to decide which country succeeded Cameroon as 2019 Cup of Nations hosts.Delays to preparations and concerns about security resulted in the central African nation being replaced as hosts, and they will stage the 2021 tournament instead.While the 15-vote winning margin for Egypt was unexpected, the success of Salah was anticipated as he continues to score regularly for the English Premier League leaders.Salah netted 44 goals in all competitions for Liverpool last season — his first with the Anfield club — and has bagged 13 Premier League goals so far this season.Ironically, Aubameyang has scored one league goal more than Salah, topping the charts with Tottenham Hotspur and England star Harry Kane on 14.Salah was born in a northern Egyptian town Nagrig and used to make eight-hour return trips on buses to train with Cairo-based El Mokawloon (Arab Contractors).Spotted by scouts from Swiss club Basel, he moved there in 2012 before joining Premier League giants Chelsea two years later.last_img read more