Ohio Ag Net Special Edition Podcast – Clinton County Fair Swine Flu

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest If you’ve been following social media and some non-ag news sites or had the chance to visit Wilmington last week, you’ve been seeing and hearing a lot of information, and some misinformation about what occurred at The Clinton County Fair. To get a balanced perspective, the Ohio Ag Net team talked to some people who are close to the situation from many different angles. Matt Reese traveled to the Ohio Department of Agriculture to visit with State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Forshey about the difficult decisions he had to make after the H3N2 virus was detected in the hog barn of the Clinton County Fairgrounds. Ty Higgins called up longtime 4-H advisor Kayla Alexander and hog breeder Jamie May to get their thoughts on last week’s happenings as well. You can hear it all on this Ohio Ag Net Special Edition Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold.last_img read more

“La Réunion the First” GCQJFP GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – November 7, 2011

first_imgSunrise near the cache locationA geocache hidden on a small French island off of Africa reveals breathtaking sunrises and a volcano that still roars to life.  The location Réunion is popular with French, German, Czech and English visitors.“La Réunion the First” (GCQJFP) was hidden in 2005. The sturdy cache container is well suited for the environment. It can be found near the lunar-like landscape of a lava field.The small island  of Réunion mirrors the climate of the United States islands of Hawaii. Both have similar volcanic histories.Réunion is also home to dozens of geocaches. An EarthCache  is even located near “La Réunion the First.” Geocachers who log the traditional cache say, “”One of the most beautiful places in the world and for sure a place one should visit at least once during a life. I’ll never forget our vacation in La Reunion – we’ll be back :-)”Cache container“La Réunion the First” has the most Favorite Points of any cache on the island. It was hidden by SwissSniper and is rated a difficulty two, terrain two. 150 geocachers logged smileys on the cache so far.Continue your exploration of some of the most engaging geocaches from around the globe. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com. If you’ d like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache and the GC code to [email protected] SharePrint Related”Ile aux Nattes – Lighthouse” GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – November 1, 2010November 1, 2010In “Trackable Items”The Argo — Geocache of the WeekDecember 4, 2019In “Community”Lost – DHARMA Initiative — Geocache of the WeekMay 30, 2018In “Community” Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Leader of Rajya Sabha, Azad Leader of Opposition

first_imgArun Jaitley was named as the Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha on Monday, while Congress veteran Ghulam Nabi Azad was declared the Leader of the Opposition.Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari made the announcement.Ansari said Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu had written to him on June 2 informing that Jaitley will the Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha.He said the letter regarding Azad being made the Leader of Congress came to him on Sunday.Jaitley (61), a senior BJP member was earlier Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha during UPA government, while Azad (65) was Union Health Minister.Both Jaitley and Azad lost elections from Amritsar in Punjab and Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir respectively in this Lok Sabha polls but the tenure of their Rajya Sabha membership still remains.Jaitley had lost to Amarinder Singh of Congress while Azad lost the Lok Sabha polls to BJP’s Jitendra Singh, who is now Minister of State in PMO.While Jaitley is a member of Rajya Sabha from Gujarat, Congress leader Azad is a member from Jammu and Kashmir.-With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Safety and Security Key to Growth – Dr. Chang

first_img Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says the island’s sustainable economic growth is heavily dependent on its safety and security.“To have sustainable economic growth, you have to have the foundation in safety, security and justice, because where there is economic activity, money is being spent, people are getting jobs; but if there is insecurity, it disrupts everything,” he pointed out.Dr. Chang was speaking at the Lay Magistrates Association of Jamaica (LMAJ) Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at the Global Villas Hotel in Esher, Hanover, on Saturday (October 20).The Minister said that JPs are the foundation of the system of justice and must not forget to play their role in promoting peace and order in their communities.“Look at yourselves as senior persons in the community who have a critical role to play in maintaining social stability, order and restoring a sense of balance and peace,” he told them.He said that JPs have a critical part to play in addressing domestic violence in their communities as “you know the persons who are involved for years, so you can counsel them before they hurt each other”.President of the LMAJ’s Hanover chapter, Calvin Brown, for his part, said he was pleased to host the AGM, which was being held in the parish for the first time.The meeting brought together JPs from across Jamaica to be updated on various developments. Story Highlights Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, says the island’s sustainable economic growth is heavily dependent on its safety and security.center_img “To have sustainable economic growth, you have to have the foundation in safety, security and justice, because where there is economic activity, money is being spent, people are getting jobs; but if there is insecurity, it disrupts everything,” he pointed out.last_img read more

Shanghai Salvage Starts Removing Kea Trader Debris from Reef

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Lomar Shipping Shanghai Salvage Company (SSC) has started recovering debris from the reef where the ill-fated Kea Trader ran aground a year ago.The operation, during which the company would remove debris detached during storms, follows completion of a new independent bathymetric survey, Lomar Shipping, the owner of the vessel, informed.The survey determined current surface conditions and the precise location of debris, enabling shallow work vessels to move around the rock hard reef for divers to collect the metal fragments.Airbags have been used to remove larger pieces of hull structure off the reef bed and onto the logistics support & command platform Ju Li, that is now coordinating SSC operations on site. Lomar Shipping said that this work would continue and escalate over the coming months with the return of more favourable weather.The materials and debris being recovered would be recycled by local businesses in New Caledonia.Additionally, the company informed that plans for recovering more substantive pieces of hull from the reef bed are well advanced, with the intention to mobilise new heavy resources with heavy lift capabilities – the design of which is subject to complex engineering studies and final approval by the authorities.“Tremendous progress has been made in the past 12 months to safely remove the Kea Trader – however these efforts have been stymied by horrendous conditions on site,” a Lomar spokesman said.Four offshore vessels continue to work on site, whilst also monitoring the ocean for any floating debris and pollutants.The vessel’s vertical fracture last November and subsequent storm damage released a quantity of tar balls and polyurethane insulating material, as well as pieces of containers and carpet, that washed ashore in New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands.The 2,194 TEU Kea Trader ran aground on July 12, 2017, only six months after it was delivered to its owner from Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard in China.last_img read more