Home Indiana Agriculture News Purdue Celebrating 10 Years at Farm Science Review Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Purdue Celebrating 10 Years at Farm Science Review By Gary Truitt – Sep 16, 2014 As the Farm Science Review opened on Tuesday with a three-day run in London, Ohio, Purdue and Ohio State universities commemorated a decade of working together to make the event one of the largest agricultural expositions in the Midwest “We’re proud of our 10-year partnership with OSU at the Farm Science Review,” said Jay Akridge, Glenn W. Sample Dean of Purdue’s College of Agriculture. “As land-grant institutions, Purdue and Ohio State know the importance of investing in both education and agriculture. Educating farmers about new advances in production agriculture helps increase yields, sustainability and profits, which ultimately benefit our respective states.”The Farm Science Review draws about 130,000 farmers, growers, business people and students each year, nearly half of them from Indiana.The partnership has benefited both universities, the Farm Science Review and the farmers who attend it, said Chuck Gamble, manager of the event. “The Purdue partnership has given us the opportunity to market to a whole new demographic of farmers in Indiana,” Gamble said. “I look forward to seeing what the next decade of partnership will bring.”The importance of the Purdue-OSU partnership was recognized in 2011 when David Petritz, former dean of Purdue Agriculture, was inducted into the Farm Science Review Hall of Fame for his role in bringing the two public universities together.Highlighting this year’s review as be a dinner for Purdue agricultural alumni in the Tobin Building near Gate J on the review grounds. Jason Henderson, associate dean of Purdue Agriculture and director of Purdue Extension, Twas the featured speaker. This year’s Farm Science Review again will include education and information sessions covering some the latest trends and issues in the industry.Among Purdue representatives participating and the topics of their presentations are:* Roy Ballard, “A Year in the Life of a Food Hub” and “SARE Grant Funding for Your Farm or Business.”* Larry Caplan, “Maximizing Yield in the Vegetable Garden.”* Rob Chapman, “Grassland and Wildflower ID.”* Emily Eggleston, “Urban Land Leasing for Small Farms and Community Gardens.”* Lenny Farlee, “The Exclusion Solution: Fencing Deer Out” and “Steps to Successful Conservation Tree Planting.”* Mike Gunderson, “Farmers Brand Loyalty” and “Farm Risk Management Strategies that Work.”* Henderson, “Future of the Rural Economy.”* Chad Martin, “Grass: Bioenergy and Nutrient Management.”* Brian MacGowan, “Controlling Wildlife Damage Around the Home and Yard.”* Jim Mintert, “PLC, ARC, ARC-L or ARC-C? Farmer Choices for the 2014 Farm Bill.”* Scott Monroe, “Good Ag Practices for Produce During Harvest, Transport and Packaging.”*Michael O’Donnell, “On-Farm Poultry Processing” and “Organic No-Till Crop Production.”* Maria Restrepo, “Organic Heirloom Tomato Production.”For a complete schedule of presentations and presenters, as well as tickets and other event information, visit the Farm Science Review website.The Farm Science Review is sponsored by The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Participants can peruse more than 4,000 product lines from across the U.S. and Canada and engage in educational opportunities with specialists from Purdue and Ohio State universities. Previous articleLivestock Producers are Believers in ISDA Certified ProgramNext articleProgress on CARB Corn Ethanol Scores but Still Room for Improvement Gary Truitt
Enes Kanter had not appeared in the Knicks’ previous four games prior to Wednesday, with coach David Fizdale opting to play young big man Mitchell Robinson instead. Then came the chants at Madison Square Garden calling for his introduction with New York trailing the Mavericks in the third quarter.When Fizdale sent Kanter to the scorer’s table to check in, Kanter savored the spectacle. He celebrated his entrance by lowering himself to the hardwood before kissing the Knicks logo at midcourt. What a scene :joy: pic.twitter.com/BxX74v1uF0— Sporting News NBA (@SN Studio_nba) January 31, 2019Kanter, who was acquired by the Knicks in 2017, has spoken out against Fizdale’s decision to reduce his role, feeling he deserves more time on the floor.”I’m a player. We are competitors, so [we want to] play big minutes,” Kanter told reporters last week. “If you look at the whole year, first 41 games, I did not miss a game. And they put me in fourth [in the] rotation, it definitely hurts. It hurts a lot.”Kanter is averaging 14.4 points and 10.8 rebounds in 42 games this season.
The number of arrests across Donegal has risen to 13 over the St Patrick’s Weekend period.A total of 12 people were arrested for suspected drink-driving while another was arrested for driving while under the influence of cocaine. All of those charged are expected to appear before the local courts shortly.Garda Inspector Michael Harrison told Donegal Daily “We had a very busy weekend which also included a number of public order incidents.“So far a total of 13 arrests have been made.”The spate of arrests followed a disclosure by Inspector Harrison that the number of road offences across Donegal had risen sharply in the first two months of this year compared to the same period last year.Drink-driving, the non-wearing of seatbelts and the use of mobile phones while driving are all significantly up.Arrests rise to 13 over St Patrick’s Weekend was last modified: March 18th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:arrestsdonegalSt Patrick’s Day
26 July 2012 Infrastructure development has begun on the site of a planned gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Uzbekistan as the partners in the project – state-owned oil and gas firm Uzbekneftegaz, South African petrochemicals giant Sasol, and Malaysia’s Petronas – move closer to a final investment decision. Speaking at a ceremony at the proposed plant site at Shurtan in the south of Uzbekistan on the weekend, Uzbekistan Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyaev said the multi-billion dollar project would result in the first such high-tech plant on the Eurasian continent. “Once completed, it will reprocess 3.5-billion cubic metres of gas annually … producing $1.5-billion worth of products including diesel and jet fuels, naphta and liquefied gas,” Mirziyaev said. At the ceremony, the project was officially named Oltin Yo’l GTL. “Oltin Yo’l” translates as “golden road” and is a reference to the centuries-old trade routes which passed through Uzbekistan and specifically through Samarkand, the country’s second city. According to Sasol – a world leader in gas-to-liquid technology – the 38 000 bpd plant will produce a combination of GTL diesel and GTL naphtha and, in an important development in the application of GTL fuels, GTL kerosene for the aviation sector. The GTL project will reduce Uzbekistan’s dependence on imports of crude oil and transportation fuels and will diversify the use of its domestic gas resources. The project will also improve the quality of the fuel pool, reducing emissions and thereby securing associated environmental benefits. Sasol said a final investment decision is expected during the second half of 2013. “Sasol is proud to be part of this strategic project, which will provide Uzbekistan with world-class environmentally friendly fuel, contribute to the country’s energy security, and diversify the utilisation of its domestic gas resources,” Sasol CEO David Constable said in a statement. “This project will significantly contribute to the economic growth of Uzbekistan by bringing billions of dollars of foreign direct investment into the country, thereby creating hundreds of skilled jobs and additional indirect employment opportunities for the country’s population.” Sasol and Uzbekneftegaz each hold a 44.5% interest in the project, and Malaysia’s Petronas an 11% interest. SAinfo reporter
The Constitutional Court is one of South Africa’s new heritage buildings.(Image: Lucille Davie)MEDIA CONTACTS • Sonwabile MancotywaChief Executive Officer, National Heritage Council+27 12 348 1663.RELATED ARTICLES• Ubuntu is about relationships• South Africa’s heritage is world class• Parenting a Nation Lucille DavieHeritage is a hugely complex and nebulous concept, with its meaning and relevance varying from person to person.The National Heritage Council of South Africa (NHC) is embarking on a project to involve the public in defining the concept. It offers the following as a starting point: “Heritage is what is preserved from the past as the living collective memory of a people not only to inform the present about the past but also to equip successive generations to fashion their future. It is what creates a sense of identity and assures rootedness and continuity, so that what is brought out by dynamism of culture is not changed for its own sake, but it is a result of people’s conscious choice to create a better life.”The NHC is a statutory body falling under the Department of Arts and Culture. It is responsible for the preservation of the country’s heritage. Established in 2004, its vision is to “build a nation proud of its African heritage”. To this end it sets out to “transform, protect and promote South African heritage for sustainable development”.“We are committed to make knowledge about our heritage available to the public,” says NHC chief executive Sonwabile Mancotywa. “The country can build the pride of its people by at least appreciating our successes. The history that defines these successes of our nation is important to our heritage. These moments in history, the features of our nature and culture as well as the objects that signify gratifying and irreversible turning points in our lifetime, are permanent traits of our pride.”It aims to create public awareness of and promote education about heritage, and make funding available for projects that make heritage a socio-economic resource.Professor Kathy Munro, honorary associate professor in the school of architecture and planning at Wits University, defines heritage as legacies from the past. She says heritage could be physical objects such as buildings or artefacts, or cultural such as language or customs, or books, or songs, or shared traditions. “There are many different forms of heritage, depending on the discipline, for example, science, culinary, literary, architectural, musical, etc.” She emphasises that heritage is not the same as history. “Heritage is broader and sometimes less analytical in approach and recognition than history. History is about interpretation and the survival of documentation or written evidence; heritage is about identity.”Professor Muxe Nkondo of the NHC says we should look to the Constitution to define heritage. The six freedoms in the Constitution should be the basis of our heritage: freedom and security of the person; freedom of religion, belief and opinion; freedom of expression; freedom of association; freedom of movement and residence; freedom of trade, occupation and profession. “We should celebrate those who fought for our freedom – those values and principles are our heritage. We should remember things in our past that embody the best things of our past.” He stresses that all South Africans should decide what is best about our past, not just parliamentarians.Unique and preciousIn its preamble, the National Heritage Resources Act of 1999 states that our heritage is unique and precious and cannot be renewed. “It helps us to define our cultural identity and therefore lies at the heart of our spiritual well-being and has the power to build our nation. It has the potential to affirm our diverse cultures, and in so doing shape our national character.”It has a healing quality too, states the Act. It celebrates our achievements and contributes to redressing past inequities. It also educates by deepening our understanding of society and encourages us to empathise with the experiences of others. “It facilitates healing and material and symbolic restitution and it promotes new and previously neglected research into our rich oral traditions and customs.”And, says Munro, our heritage is constantly being created. She cites as an example our new flag. “It is an enormously successful point of new identity for post-1994 South Africans. Heritage is created through growing awareness of the presence and survival of past legacies, artefacts, objects.”National estateThe Act indicates that our heritage is part of the national estate – the listing of all our heritage resources – which may include a range of objects:• Places, buildings, structures and equipment of cultural significance;• Places to which oral traditions are attached or which are associated with living heritage;• Historical settlements and townscapes;• Landscapes and natural features of cultural significance;• Geological sites of scientific or cultural importance;• Archaeological and palaeontological sites;• Graves and burial grounds;• Sites of significance relating to the history of slavery in South Africa; and,• Movable objects like ethnographic art, military objects, decorative or fine art objects, books, records, documents, photographic positives and negatives, film or video material, or sound recordings.The national estate may include a place or object that has cultural significance or other special value because of its importance in the community; its possession of uncommon, rare or endangered aspects of South Africa’s natural or cultural heritage; its potential to yield information that will contribute to an understanding of South Africa’s natural or cultural heritage; its strong or special association with a particular community or cultural group for social, cultural or spiritual reasons; its strong association with the life or work of a person, group or organisation of importance in the history of South Africa; and sites of significance relating to the history of slavery in South Africa.Heritage resourcesA heritage resource is any place or object of cultural significance, according to the Act. “Heritage resources have lasting value in their own right and provide evidence of the origins of South African society and as they are valuable, finite, non-renewable and irreplaceable they must be carefully managed to ensure their survival,” it indicates.It goes further to state that heritage resources “contribute to research, education and tourism and they must be developed and presented for these purposes in a way that ensures dignity and respect for cultural values”.Furthermore, the identification and management of heritage resources must take account of cultural values and indigenous knowledge systems, involving the least possible alteration or loss of them. The use and enjoyment of and access to heritage resources, consistent with their significance and conservation needs, must be promoted. These resources must be fully researched, documented and recorded for use by present and future generations.Heritage criteriaThe Act gives criteria that can be used to judge the heritage significance of an object: social and cultural significance; historical; archaeological; architectural; aesthetic; scientific and technological; group and relationship; and landmark significance. To judge the significance of our heritage, the Act specifies a three-tiered management system. The South African Heritage Resources Agency has overall responsibility for heritage resources of national significance. Each province has a provincial heritage resources authority, to manage resources within the province. And, on a local level, municipalities are responsible for managing and protecting heritage resources worthy of conservation.The provincial authorities are obliged to develop registers of heritage sites and investigate their cultural significance, and will look to local authorities for relevant heritage information.Regarding buildings, general protection is given to all buildings built before 1942, in other words, buildings older than 60 years. A permit is required for alteration or demolition of buildings older than 60 years. This does not mean that all buildings over 60 years are worthy of preservation – they have to have cultural, historical or architectural significance. Examples of these are Mandela House in Soweto, Robben Island Prison, Houses of Parliament in Cape Town, Union Buildings in Pretoria, the Fort in Cape Town, or Liliesleaf Farm buildings in Johannesburg.Alternatively, buildings younger than 60 years may have great historical importance, and should therefore be preserved. Examples include the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg, Apartheid Museum and Hector Pieterson Museum, both in Johannesburg, and Freedom Park outside Pretoria.Importance of heritageThe importance of heritage cannot be underestimated. It affects land use applications and building plan approvals, and therefore needs to be co-ordinated with development planning, building control, law enforcement and other functions.In addition, there are economic benefits to pursuing a proactive preservation policy. Building rehabilitation outperforms manufacturing and new construction when it comes to job creation, as well as creating a capital asset in the form of the rehabilitated building. Secondly, heritage tourism is the fastest growing segment of the tourism industry. Heritage tourists should be encouraged as they visit more places, stay longer and spend more money than other tourists.There are still other benefits – historic properties can play a role in providing housing which is affordable, safe and attractive. In addition, small businesses often find the quality accommodation at reasonable prices offered by rehabilitated buildings ideal.“Heritage is positioned as an agent of social change, reconstruction and development,” says Eric Itzkin, the deputy director of immovable heritage in Johannesburg. Certainly the preservation of buildings in downtown Joburg is a key element in the revitalisation of the city, as well as in providing necessary jobs.In the City of Johannesburg’s 2004 policy document, Itzkin wrote: “Heritage is widely acknowledged to have an important potential as a catalyst for development. Johannesburg’s heritage resources should therefore be marshalled in support of the City’s long-term development goals and 2030 Strategy. The challenge is not only to preserve historic resources, but also to use them as positive instruments for growth and change.”World Heritage sitesSouth Africa has been recognised by Unesco, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, which has declared eight World Heritage Sites in the country, reflecting its rich natural resources and incredible beauty. Four of South Africa’s World Heritage Sites are classified as cultural, three as natural and one as a mixed cultural and natural site.The three natural heritage sites are the iSimangaliso (formerly the Greater St Lucia) Wetland Park in KwaZulu-Natal; the Cape Floral Region in Western Cape; and the Vredefort Dome in Free State. The four cultural sites are the Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape in Limpopo; Robben Island off Cape Town; the Cradle of Humankind in Gauteng and North West; and the Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape in Northern Cape. The uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park in KwaZulu-Natal is the mixed cultural and natural site, with both the highest mountain range in Africa south of Kilimanjaro and the continent’s finest concentration of Bushmen rock art.The NHC is on a drive to get people involved in defining their heritage, and reflecting on what needs to be remembered and what forgotten, and who should speak for the past. Perhaps the University of Massachusetts in the US sums it up best: “Heritage is an essential part of the present we live in – and of the future we will build.”
ESPN reported that it obtained NBA financial documents that show the Nets lost $144 million on basketball-related activities in the 2013-14 season, a figure more than $100 million higher than any other franchise. The Nets’ operating loss of $23.5 million last season was higher than any other team except the Detroit Pistons.This season the outlook is brighter for the team thanks to an increase in television revenues of nearly $50 million, in part the result of increases in the NBA’s national television contract. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:08Smash hit? Tesla suffers broken glass mishap at launch of new truck00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Although the Nets had the worst record in the NBA last season, a source told Newsday that the deal values the franchise at $2.3 billion.That tops the $2.2 billion sale of the Houston Rockets earlier this year in a deal that included their Toyota Center arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutUnder terms of the Nets sale first reported by ESPN, Tsai can choose to purchase a controlling interest in the Nets after four years, but not necessarily 100 percent ownership.Prokhorov, who retains full ownership of Barclays Center arena, could retain a minority stake in the team in the future and remain in control of team operations and the management team he installed more than a year ago headed by general manager Sean Marks and head coach Kenny Atkinson. Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES The Brooklyn Nets huddle on the court prior to their first home game against the Toronto Raptors at the Barclays Center on November 3, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Alex Trautwig/Getty Images/AFPJoseph Tsai, one of the founders of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, is set to buy 49 percent of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, reports said Friday.ESPN and Newsday both reported that Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, who purchased controlling interest in the cub in 2009, has agreed to the sale.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Cavani scores 2 as leader PSG coasts to 3-0 win against Nice Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View comments
Alab welcomes Jay R Alabanza, asst coaches Mac Cuan, Danny Seigle and trainer Chappy Callanta! #AlabNatinTo #AlabPilipinas 🏀🔥 pic.twitter.com/xjvsSSVFec— Alab Pilipinas (@AlabPilipinas) November 7, 2017Jimmy Alapag will have a familiar face in his coaching staff as Tanduay Alab Pilipinas welcomes PBA legend Danny Seigle as a team consultant.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 41-year-old forward was announced as the newest addition to the Philippine-based ASEAN Basketball League squad as the eight-time PBA champion embarks on a new challenge in his career.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJoining Seigle in Alapag’s coaching staff are former head coach Mcc Cuan and conditioning coach Chappy Callanta.Alab has also finalized its roster for the 2017-2018 ABL season, with reigning ABL Local MVP Bobby Ray Parks and powerhouse import Ivan Johnson leading the fight.Also in the roster are veterans Dondon Hontiveros, Josh Urbiztondo, Rico Maierhofer, and Robby Celiz, Fil-Am swingman Lawrence Domingo, new recruits Pamboy Raymundo, Oping Sumalinog, Pao Javelona, and JR Alabanza, and reinforcement Reggie Okosa.Alab opens its campaign on November 19 against defending champion Hong Kong Eastern Sports Club at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Seigle last played for TNT KaTropa, where he first paired up with Alapag since arriving to the team in 2013. He also had stints in Barako Bull and in his longtime home San Miguel in his 18-year PBA career. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. On point: Thomas making progress, could join Cavs earlier View comments
LATEST STORIES “I’m happy that we’re still alive,” said Go for Gold-CSB coach Charles Tiu. “We probably deserve to lose the game. We were up big and seems like we never learn. The maturity is still isn’t there.”Roosevelt Adams fired a game-high 26 points that went with 13 rebounds while Banal finished with 12 points on top of five rebounds and six assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsNewcomer Santi Santillan contributed 15 points and six rebounds while Justin Gutang finished with 13 points, eight rebounds, and five assists to give the Scratchers a big boost.Judel Fuentes scored 22 points, including 10 in the fourth to spearhead the Scorpions’ fightback, while Maodo Malick Diouf had 14 points and 17 rebounds in a losing effort. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport View comments Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MANILA, Philippines—Gab Banal sank the game-winning triple as Go for Gold-College of St. Benilde survived Centro Escolar University, 84-81, to force a deciding game in the 2019 PBA D-League quarterfinals Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Banal nailed the go-ahead basket with 17.5 seconds remaining to help the Scratchers avoid a total meltdown after it blew a 20-point lead.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Go for Gold and CEU dispute a semis spot on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Woman’s 4-hour plank breaks world record Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss