Indiana Farm Bureau State Convention Underway

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farm Bureau State Convention Underway By Gary Truitt – Nov 16, 2015 The Indiana Farm Bureau State Convention got underway Sunday at the Convention Center in Indianapolis. Thousands of Farm Bureau members will attend workshops, mingle with state lawmakers on organization day, and elect new leaders for the organization. Hoosier Ag Today will provide on location coverage.  The election of a new IFB President will take place on Tuesday, with the announcement expected early Tuesday afternoon.Here are a few highlights of the convention:The election for INFB president will be held during the delegate session, slated for Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. During the delegate session, delegates may also choose to discuss issues that have arisen or changed since the main delegate session in August.Don Villwock delivers his final annual address as state president during the general session on Monday, Nov. 16, which runs from 6-8:15 p.m.Breakout sessions are offered on Monday and cover topics including organic grain production, consumer buying habits, policy priorities and more. Sessions on issues related to Farm Bureau’s policy advisory committees run Monday morning.The final round of the Young Farmer Discussion Meet is on Monday from 10:30-11:30 a.m.Recognition for winners of the Young Farmer program awards, Rural Teacher of the Year, Farm Family of the Year and Hovde Award is on Monday at 1:30 p.m. Finalists for the Young Farmer Achievement Award are: Matt and Brianna Chapman, Henry County; Craig and Mindy Fruechte, Adams County; and Jacob and Jennifer Walker, DeKalb County. Finalists for the Young Farmer Excellence in Agriculture Award are: Jeremy and Lindsay Barron, Noble County; Jeff Demerly, White County; and Mike and Sarah Hertsel, Elkhart County. SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleThe Truth is We Just Don’t Care EnoughNext articleParis Attacks Will Pressure Oil Prices Gary Truitt Indiana Farm Bureau State Convention Underwaylast_img read more

Call for rights issues to be part of assigning future olympics

first_img Receive email alerts Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Follow the news on China March 12, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific News June 6, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for rights issues to be part of assigning future olympics RSF_en China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Reporters Without Borders today urged leaders of the Olympic Movement to start considering respect for human rights and freedom of expression in awarding future Olympic Games so as to avoid the kind of controversy that has enveloped the Beijing Olympics which opens in two months time.“Discussion of the criteria for assigning future Olympics must begin now if a new Beijing Games situation is to be avoided in years to come,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “Candidate cities already have to meet clear technical, material and environmental conditions to be to awarded the Games, so why not add respect for freedom of expression in the host countries? “The International Olympic Committee (IOC) could, for example, take into account whether independent media outlets exist, as well as the degree of censorship and how far local and foreign journalists are allowed to move around. “The Olympic Charter encourages respect for human dignity but to achieve that, sport is not enough. It must include the rule of law, universal democratic values and basic individual rights. The IOC must start focusing on this and national Olympic committees must back it or the Games may be awarded for 12 or 16 years from now to another country that does not respect human rights.“The IOC would greatly enhance its reputation by announcing immediately that it would consider including human rights in future awarding of the Games to host cities. It would thus regain the legitimacy it has lost in recent months,” Reporters Without Borders said.Official IOC documents state that host cities must respect the Olympic Charter and the movement’s Code of Ethics, which says “the Olympic parties are free to play a role in the public life of the states to which they belong” but “may not engage in any activity or follow any ideology inconsistent with the principles and rules defined in the Olympic Charter.” The present criteria for awarding the Games include support of the government for holding of the Games on its soil, the overall state of sports infrastructure and facilities, provision of suitable housing for athletes and delegations, the environmental impact of the Games, the safety of athletes and spectators, past experience in organising sports events, the funding available to a candidate city and the facilities will that remain after the end of the Games.The IOC executive may also, at its “sole discretion,” add any other criterion considered useful in choosing the host city.About 100 journalists, cyber-dissidents, bloggers and other Internet users are currently imprisoned in China. The Chinese government has not kept any of the promises it made to improve human rights after Beijing was awarded the 2008 Games in 2001. Reporters Without Borders therefore calls on all heads of state and government and members of royal families to boycott the opening ceremony of the Games on 8 August.For more on the Reporters Without Borders worldwide campaign concerning the 2008 Games, see: (in English, Chinese, Spanish, French and Arabic). Reporters Without Borders today urged leaders of the Olympic Movement to start considering respect for human rights and freedom of expression in awarding future Olympic Games so as to avoid the kind of controversy that has enveloped the Beijing Olympics which opens in two months time. Help by sharing this information News June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further Newslast_img read more

Should Thomond Park’s naming rights be available for sale?

first_imgFacebook Previous articleWomen dancing in the limelightNext articleCouncil to begin taking over Limerick estates admin Rhys Marshall confirmed as latest Munster departure online poll by Opinion Stage Linkedin Twitter 2021 British and Irish Lions Tour to be shown on free-to-air television CommentNewsCommunityLocal NewsRugbyMunsterSportShould Thomond Park’s naming rights be available for sale?By admin – May 8, 2014 661 Team News: Munster name team to take on Ulster at Thomond Park WhatsAppcenter_img TAGSMunsterMusic LimerickRugbyThomond Park RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Munster announce departure of long-serving prop James Cronin Print Craig Casey praises the influence of Conor Murray Advertisement Email Tom Savage: Hooker an area where Munster can find improvement going forwardlast_img read more

IBM Joins Vermont Energy Partnership

first_imgIBM Joins Vermont Energy PartnershipVermont’s Largest Employer Concerned About State’s Energy FutureIBM, Vermont’s largest employer, has joined the Vermont EnergyPartnership, a recently launched sizable and diverse coalition working toensure that Vermont has reliable, affordable, and clean electricity.The Vermont Energy Partnership, a recently-launched coalition of business, labor, and community leaders dedicated to ensuring that Vermont has reliable, affordable, and clean electricity, announced today that IBM has joined the organization. With this addition, the Partnership, which was formally launched on January 31, now has 25 members. “The two key questions that should be asked about our power system are the ones most often ignored, ‘Will the lights go out and can we afford the bill?,'” said John O’Kane, government relations manager for IBM.”This is an issue that goes to the heart of preserving jobs and Vermont’squality of life. We need to take steps now to improve the cost andreliability of Vermont’s electricity supply. In doing so, we will be ableto make the state’s electricity costs more competitive for residents andbusineses, and attract companies to expand and re-locate to Vermont,” saidMr. O’Kane. Former Governor Tom Salmon, a founding member of the Vermont Energy Partnership said, “IBM gets it. They understand that Vermont is at a critical crossroads. We can come together and address electricity issues now and help to ensure a promising future, or we can continue to neglect this exceedingly important public policy issue and invite potential calamity,” said Governor Salmon. Founded in 2005, the Vermont Energy Partnership ( is external) ) is a diverse group of business, labor, and community leaders working to ensure that Vermont has reliable, affordable, and clean electricity, which is essential to maintaining the state’s quality of life and future prosperity. The Vermont Energy Partnership recognizes that it is imperative to address Vermont’s tremendous electricity challenges today, so that Vermont stays a great place to live and work.- 30 –last_img read more