SHARE SHARE By Andy Eubank – Dec 26, 2016 young-farmer-conferenceWinter agriculture convention season gets into full swing in the coming weeks. At the end of January Indiana Farm Bureau hosts Step up for Ag, their Young Farmer Conference at the Indianapolis Marriott East in downtown Indianapolis. Allie Rieth, Young Farmer & Youth Programs Coordinator explains the conference focus.“We’re really encouraging folks to figure out to Find their Voice and use their story to kind of connect with people not as familiar with farming and agriculture. Our keynote speaker this year is Roger Rickard. He is an advocacy expert who speaks with groups all over the country talking about how people can better tell their story and what it really means to make those personal connections with people so they better understand where we are coming from.”Rieth added, “We usually have about 500 young farmers. A lot bring their families and it’s for young farmers of all ages, really. Those young at heart are welcome to attend.”The conference is January 27-29. If you plan to attend the American Farm Bureau annual convention January 6-11, Rieth says the Young Farmer Conference is a great place to channel your energy and enthusiasm coming out of Phoenix.“And we have three of our state competition winners who compete at that national convention. Our Excellence in Agriculture award winners, as well as our Achievement Award winners and Discussion Meet winners compete there, so they’ll be very excited to come back and share those experiences with everyone. It’s a great networking opportunity to meet other young farmers, folks from all across the state that have a lot of different agriculture experiences, and just to be able to come together and learn with and from each other.”Rieth told HAT they’ll do breakout tracks centered around production, professional development, technology and communications, in addition to business. The business track, sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America will focus on responsible financial planning using the Growing Forward program from FCMA.Registration is open now at the INFB website. Find Your Voice with Indiana Farm Bureau membership. You can become an Indiana Farm Bureau member by joining online at www.infb.org/findyourvoice. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Indiana Young Farmers to Step up for Ag at January Conference Previous articleNew Rules May Be Hardship on Livestock ProducersNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for December 27, 2016 Andy Eubank Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Young Farmers to Step up for Ag at January Conference
JasonDoiy/iStockBY: EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC NEWS(CORNELIUS, N.C.) — A North Carolina mom was “inadvertently” shot and killed when her children found a gun in her purse, police said.The mother, 25-year-old Gabriel Alexis Henderson, was alone in her Cornelius apartment with her five children at the time of the shooting Monday, the Cornelius Police Department said.Detectives believe the children found a small, semi-automatic handgun in Henderson’s purse, police said.Four of the children were in the room at the time of the shooting, police said, while the fifth child — the oldest — was in another room, police said.The youngest child was also “inadvertently” shot, police said, and was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.Police did not release the kids’ ages or names.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Complete casting has been announced for The Heidi Chronicles, starring Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss, Jason Biggs, Bryce Pinkham and Tracee Chimo. Ali Ahn, Leighton Bryan, Elise Kibler and Andy Truschinski will join the Broadway revival of Wendy Wasserstein’s play. Directed by Pam MacKinnon, the show will begin performances on February 23 and officially open on March 19 at the Music Box Theatre. This will be the Broadway debut for Ahn and Truschinski, and, with the exception of understudy roles, this will also be the Great White Way debut for Bryan and Kibler. The Heidi Chronicles won both the Tony and the Pulitzer in 1989. This is the first revival since the original production shuttered in 1990. The show spans over 20 years, following Heidi Holland (Moss) from high school to her career as an art historian and how she copes with feminisim, men, politics and motherhood. The Heidi Chronicles Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on May 3, 2015
It is a massive weekend for Touch around Australia with the NSW State Cup being held in Port Macquarie and the Queensland State Cup and Australia Cup being held at Kawana on the Sunshine Coast. Here you can find links to the results for both events. Also, our homepage will have more stories on the tournaments. Click here to view the NSW State Cup draw & results:NSW STATE CUP DRAW AND RESULTS Click here for the Queensland State Cup and Australia Cup draw & results:QUEENSLAND STATE CUP/AUSTRALIA CUP DRAW AND RESULTS See below for all the stories from the events:
Tottenham boss Pochettino delighted with winning Skipp debutby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was delighted with Oliver Skipp’s debut for the win over Burnley.The teenage midfielder was handed his first Premier League start by Pochettino.The manager said, “Fantastic, he played like a 30-year-old man. So relaxed, trying to play forward and give the team what the team needs, plenty of energy full energy I am so proud of him. “He is only 18 years old and I think it was fantastic. Now it is going to be easy for him because always the debut you are nervous. I remember my first game and I said to him you look so relaxed. When I was 17, going to play aIways was so nervous. That is the difference between a player going to be a top player and a normal player like me. “In the last few months in the USA in pre-season he shows that he can cope with the pressure to play in the first team and it was only about time and the possibility to give the opportunity. “I want to congratulate the people in the academy that work in education to build his career with him and to help him to build his career is fantastic. The work they are doing is amazing and we need to profit this work to provide the team that energy and quality player because he is a very good kid, person it is a fantastic thing for Tottenham.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
The bankruptcy of a Calgary energy company that plans to walk away from thousands of gas wells may be a sign lenders are changing how they look at the industry in light of a recent Supreme Court ruling.Brad Herald, vice-president of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, says institutions are now taking a harder look at costs of cleaning up old wells after the so-called Redwater decision.That decision says bankrupt companies must pay those costs before they’re allowed to sell off any remaining assets.Trident Exploration announced Wednesday it was ending operations and abandoning 4,700 gas wells.It says the Redwater decision was one of the reasons it decided to wind things up.But University of Calgary resource law professor Nigel Bankes says it’s good that bankers are weighing clean-up costs in their financing decisions. Herald says many or even most of Trident’s wells could be bought by another operator, who would then take over clean-up responsibility.The Canadian Press
CALGARY – Finance Minister Bill Morneau is headed west next week with plans to give a speech to a Calgary business audience a day ahead of a deadline set by Kinder Morgan for its controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.The Calgary Chamber of Commerce, which announced the event set for May 30, says the speech will focus on securing Canada’s economic future.Kinder Morgan suspended all non-essential construction on the Trans Mountain project in April, citing obstruction by B.C. that put the viability of the pipeline in question.The company has set a May 31 deadline for getting assurances it can proceed without delays on the controversial project.Morneau said last week the federal government is willing to cover cost overruns caused by political uncertainty on the pipeline project.However, the minister also said if Kinder Morgan were to walk away from the pipeline, there are other investors willing to step in.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Professional Fire Fighters will match donations up to $5,000 for 4-year-old Natalie who was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma.In a post on Facebook, the group said they would match up to $5,000 with a goal of raising $10,000 to help Natalie’s family with the cost of travelling to Vancouver during her treatment. A GoFundMe campaign was also created for the family but is only halfway to the $20,000 goal.Donations made to the Professional Fire Fighters Charitable Society can receive a tax receipt. To make a donation, contact Adam at 250-264-2857 or call the Fire Department at 250-785-4333. Several groups and residents created fundraisers for Natalie in December to also help the family. The Professional Fire Fighters Charitable Society also made a sizeable donation at that time.The Fire Fighters also shared the following update from Natalie’s mother.“Natalie has recently started round 4 chemo, and is tolerating things quite well. Most days her energy level and appetite are back full force. She is well on her way to finishing the first part of the treatment plan which consists of 2 more rounds of chemo and a major surgery to remove her main tumour between her liver and kidney. After that point, we are moving into the second phase which is bone marrow transplants, and radiation. As a family we are doing ok with things, she misses her sisters and misses mom when I am back in FSJ with the other two girls. They haven’t seen her yet but hopefully, we can get them down there soon to visit unfortunately the cost of extra medications and living down there is proving to be a bit challenging without the weight of flights added as well. All in all, she is an incredibly strong-willed child and is starting to come back to her normal self which we are all grateful for no less! “
It’s difficult for the fans of a tradition-rich franchise like the Cincinnati Reds to accept their role as a little fish in the big sea of Major League Baseball.Due to the financial limitations of small-market teams under the current MLB system, which does not feature a salary cap, Reds fans enter each season knowing that they’ve started at a disadvantage.When competing with deep-pocket teams like the Yankees, Mets and Red Sox each year, Reds management has to be creative to be successful under the constraints placed upon them by their economic reality.However, the average Reds fan doesn’t want to hear that. In a city that hasn’t seen a World Series title since 1990, they just want results.Walt Jocketty, Reds general manager and president of baseball operations, has taken a big step towards assuaging those concerns with the signing of shortstop Orlando Cabrera to shore up the middle of the infield.“We are very excited. We talked about trying to improve at shortstop but didn’t think we’d be able to do it,” Jocketty said. “Acquiring a player of his ability and stature, that when you look at his career and the winning clubs he’s been on, he’s a winner.”The Reds freed up the money for Cabrera by trading center fielder Willy Taveras and infielder Adam Rosales to the Oakland Athletics for utility-infielder Aaron Miles. He is slated to make $2.02 million this season with a $4 million mutual option for 2011.Cabrera spoke about being the newest addition to an already solid infield.“Defensively, I think we have a great infield,” Cabrera said. “We know we’ve got guys who can catch the ball.”That’s an understatement.The addition of Cabrera brings the total of Gold Glove awards for the Reds’ infield to 10 – seven for third baseman Scott Rolen, two for Cabrera and one for second baseman Brandon Phillips.Cabrera also brings a more than capable bat. Last season, he hit .284 with nine home runs and 77 RBI for Oakland and the Minnesota Twins. He is a career .275 hitter.He will add to the nexus of veteran players like Rolen and Phillips to complement younger, budding stars like first baseman Joey Votto and right fielder Jay Bruce.“They have a great group of guys,” Cabrera said of his new teammates. “With Rolen, Phillips and the pitching staff, I think we’ve got a great chance this year if we stay healthy.”Initial reports indicate he will hit from the No. 2 spot in the batting order, an area of need in seasons past.Along with his glove and stick, Cabrera also appears to bring a sense of humor and knowledge of other Cincinnati sports figures to town with him.When discussing his willingness to do whatever it takes to win, Cabrera alluded to the city’s highest profile athlete and wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals, Chad Ochocinco.“I’m going to do everything I can,” Cabrera said. “Even if I have to change my name to Uno Ocho.”
Loris Karius has denied he was ever told by Liverpool to leave this summerThe German goalkeeper ended a two-year stay at Anfield this summer for a move to Turkish giants Besiktas on loan after Liverpool signed Alisson Becker from AS Roma.The decision to sign the Brazil international came after Karius’ mistakes in Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in May’s Champions League final.“It was a super season with a very unfortunate end, but you must get over it,” Karius told Bild.“I knew that I must get up again and not hide and only concern myself with the past. It was a super team performance to just reach the final. Nobody can take that away from me. Not many German keepers can say they’ve played in a Champions League final.“A lot of things came together that day, and even though nobody wants to hear about it, you will never know how much my mistakes were connected to the injury which was diagnosed later. That’s no excuse — just an explanation.”Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.A possible explanation for Karius’ mistakes at Kiev could come through a concussion he suffered after Sergio Ramos’ elbow hit him.The Real Madrid captain never apologised to Karius afterwards and the German admitted he watched the footage several times for the next two weeks.“For one [or] two weeks, it was on my mind every day,” he said.“You sometimes don’t understand how a situation like that can happen,” he said. “I wanted to understand it better and that’s why I watched everything again that night and the following day.”Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp explained his reasons for parting with Karius were nothing personal.