first_img Projects Houses 2016 Save this picture!© Miguel Fernández-Galiano+ 14 Share Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806324/casa-mirasierra-juarranz-and-de-andres Clipboard Manufacturers: Technal, Cortizo, Gradhermetic Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description ArchDaily CopyHouses•Madrid, Spain Casa Mirasierra / Juarranz & de AndresSave this projectSaveCasa Mirasierra / Juarranz & de Andres Year:  Area:  297 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806324/casa-mirasierra-juarranz-and-de-andres Clipboard “COPY” Architects: Juarranz & de Andres Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Miguel Fernández-GalianoText description provided by the architects. Nowadays, life demands a really flexible architecture beyond the strictly functional one. The archetypal being of the house is to become the stage for each act of the daily life of its inhabitants: from the ordinary to the extraordinary ones. Casa Mirasierra is an essential house, where server elements are reduced in order to maximize free served spaces, with cross ventilation and natural lighting, looking for a real adaptability of its use overall time. Save this picture!AxonometricThis idea is translated to the exterior into a clear volume open to north and south, so that the distant view of the Madrid Mountain Range is always the background of the house.Save this picture!© Miguel Fernández-GalianoSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Miguel Fernández-GalianoThe design gives a special attention to energy saving and sustainability criteria. On one hand, passive strategies, such as an excellent form factor (Surface/Volume=0.37), thermal insulation, the good orientation, lighting and cross-ventilation of all rooms or a flexible sun screens system reduce the energy demand.  Save this picture!DiagramsOn the other hand, active strategies based on the use of geothermal energy for hot water and the floor heating system, combined with the use of an enthalpy recovering air vent for the mechanical ventilation, get reduce the energy consumption of the building as much as possible.Save this picture!© Miguel Fernández-GalianoProject gallerySee allShow lessA Virtual Look Inside the Case study house #12 by Whitney R SmithArticlesNew Map Celebrates Paris’ Brutalist ArchitectureArchitecture News Share Casa Mirasierra / Juarranz & de Andres Photographs:  Miguel Fernández-Galiano Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Spain CopyAbout this officeJuarranz & de AndresOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMadridSpainPublished on March 03, 2017Cite: “Casa Mirasierra / Juarranz & de Andres” 03 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceCarpetsB&B ItaliaCarpet – TwistBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusHow to use Fire Protection MembranesSoftware / CoursesSculptformSpecification Tool – Price and Spec AppFittingsHOPPEFloor Spring – AR2950DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for False Ceilings and FlooringFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Textured PanelAcousticConwedAcoustic Panels – Eurospan®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Mirasierra 住宅 / Juarranz & de Andres是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

first_img Download the high-res color .JPG here — 8.49M. Download the high-res b/w .JPG here 2.83M. Over the past 10 years, canola grown in Georgia has been commodity canola, which is used in low-fat cooking oils. Only 10 percent of the canola oil in the United States comes from U.S.-grown canola. The other 90 percent is imported from Canada and European countries. “Calgene scientists bred the new variety in an effort to bring canola into a new market,” Raymer said. “They took a gene from the California bay laurel tree, which naturally contains high levels of lauric acid, and put it in a canola plant.” Calgene’s plans were to create a new specialty oil equal to palm and coconut oils from Asian countries. “What we’re doing is producing palm oil and coconut kernel oil in a canola plant,” said Alan Barbre, southeast district production manager for Calgene Oil. “Palm and coconut oil are the primary sources of lauric fatty acid,” he said. “And they’re being imported from places like the Philippines and Malaysia. We want to compete in this market with a U.S.-grown crop.” The new canola oil is being sold to candy makers for use in chocolate candy coatings. “It’s a solid at room temperature, and it melts at 98.6,” Barbre said. “What this means to candy lovers is that when you pop it in your mouth, it dissolves and releases the chocolate flavor.” Barbre says the high-laurate canola oil is considered smooth for a fat. “It feels smooth and silky in your mouth,” he said. “High-laurate canola oil costs less than palm and coconut oils, too. And the chocolate candy makers say it performs better.” Besides chocolate candies, the new canola oil is being marketed for use in coffee whiteners, icings, frostings and whipped toppings. Even the cosmetics industry uses it. The new canola makes farmers more money, too. It brings them about $1.25 per bushel more than commodity canola. Calgene, which holds all the rights to the new variety, plans to market high-laurate canola to the soap industry. “If you look at the labels on soaps, detergents and shampoos, you’ll see they all contain lauric fatty acid,” Barbre said. A small Canadian soap company makes high-laurate canola oil-based bath soap. Early reports show these soaps to be gentler than traditional soaps. They’re ideal for people with sensitive skin. UGA agronomists and plant pathologists have worked closely with Calgene on disease-testing and field-testing the new canola. Raymer has high hopes the market will open wide enough to allow Georgia farmers to grow both commodity and high-laurate canola. “Farmers get a better price from high-laurate than commodity canola. But crushing plants are in need of either variety,” he said. “Crushing plants in Georgia are importing canola from Canada. They don’t care which variety it is. They just need a summer crop to crush for oil.” The UGA breeding program is expected to release a new commodity canola variety in 1999. The new variety produces high yields and is highly resistant to disease. “Right now, high-laurate canola is the only show in town. But that’s likely to change,” Raymer said. “Either way, canola remains an excellent alternative crop for Georgia farmers.” Farmers in Georgia are once again growing canola. But this year’s crop won’t end up in cooking oil bottles. A new variety of canola is being grown as a substitute for palm and coconut oils.”The new variety of canola is called high-laurate canola because it has high levels of lauric acid,” said Paul Raymer, a University of Georgia canola breeder. “High-laurate is a genetically engineered variety bred by Calgene Inc.’s specialty oil division.”center_img LOCAL CANOLA  A new canola variety shows promise for U.S. production for soaps, shampoos and even chocolates. Only 10 percent of the canola we use comes from American farms. The rest is from Canada and Europe.(Photo courtesy the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

first_imgLUBBOCK, Texas (Feb. 9) – The inaugural Winter Classic special gets the new race season started next Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15-16 at Lubbock Speedway.IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds run for $1,000 to win in Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying events both nights. Top prizes for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods are $500 while IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks chase $200 to-win checks.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing national, regional, Allstar Performance state and local track points will be awarded.Pit gates open at 9 a.m. and racing starts at 1 p.m. both days. Grandstand admission is $7 for adults and free for fans ages 17 and under. Pit passes and a one-time track registration are each $25.There is no entry fee. Test and tune begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14. Pit passes are $25 while grandstand admission for the practices is free. More information is available by calling 806 781-6624 or 806 438-1642, or by email at [email protected] or [email protected] Information is also posted at www.lubbockspeedway.com. The track website is www.lubbockspeedway.com Regular weekly racing programs begin at Lubbock on Friday, April 4.last_img read more

first_img Published on September 29, 2019 at 7:09 pm Contact Eric: [email protected] Nicky Adams had been animated on the sideline all game, walking from one end of the bench area to the other, hollering commands and sometimes choice words with the referees. But in the 74th minute she fell silent, sitting in her chair with her head down.After 74 evenly played minutes, FSU’s Deyna Castellanos got behind SU’s defense and flicked a shot out of the reach of Lysianne Proulx, taking Adams off her feet. Only two days removed from a 3-0 blowout loss to No. 22 Louisville, the Orange (2-6-2, 0-2-1 Atlantic Coast) remained in striking distance of the defending national champions No. 6 Florida State (9-2-0, 3-0) only to fall a goal short, losing 1-0 Sunday at SU Soccer Stadium.“I told the team: we got to respect them,” Adams said. “We can’t change what they’re good at, they’re very, very good and we knew they were gonna have the ball a lot. I didn’t care how many shots it was, at the end of the day just the final scoreboard is the one that matters.”Sunday’s match was always in reach despite an ugly 23-2 shot differential that favored Florida State. The disparity represents the Orange’s gameplan: Give up chances without allowing goals and then maximize their few opportunities at the other end.This was Syracuse’s best chance to defeat FSU, Adams said after the game. But packing in the defense limited an offense that has now only scored one goal in its past eight contests. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse did not draw a single corner kick and had few free kicks in scoring position. In previous weeks, Adams emphasized how important set pieces were to SU’s offensive gameplan.“We’d love to have more corners,” midfielder Georgia Allen said. “We’d love to have more free kicks because we have some great headers of the ball so that would’ve been a great advantage for us but you know our main thing was to keep the ball out of the net. We did that for 75 minutes, we can really be proud of that.”The Orange knew their opportunities would come in transition, Adams said. Syracuse had several quality chances but they didn’t usually end in shots. The Seminoles’ defense prevented SU’s attacks from coming to fruition in the attacking third. In the 10th minute, Allen took the ball at midfield and dribbled her way past three defenders all the way to just outside the box where she passed to midfeilder Kailee Coonan, who was cutting uncovered. What looked to be a golden opportunity was quickly called offside.Three minutes later, freshman Kailey Brenner flew down the wing, beating her defender before trying to slip it in the box to sophomore Meghan Root, but the ball was promptly stolen by Florida State.“We’re committing a lot of numbers to defense, so when it does transition we’ve got few players in attack,” Allen said. “We’ve got a lot of effort into staying compact. We need to maybe connect one more pass before we play that long pass in but that’s definitely something we can improve on.”Adams tried to boost the offense by keeping junior Mackenzie Vlachos inside next to Allen while putting Coonan on the wing. Adams also subbed in freshmen Gianna Villoresi and Teri Jackson at forward for fresh legs that could get behind the defense on long balls.Yet, Adams acknowledged the passing unraveled as the game went on. In the 61st minute, she was visibly upset at Brenner’s decision to clear the ball to the other side of the field where no SU player was instead of trying to set up an offensive possession.“I thought our forwards were not in good positions. After we won it, they were so tired from defending they didn’t transition well,” Adams said. “So we kept pumping it right back to them instead of trying to complete one pass to try to get numbers around the ball.”Florida State dominated time of possession throughout, holding onto the ball 66 percent of the time in the first half. With SU playing so far back, there would be prolonged periods of time where the ball wouldn’t pass midfield, even when SU made excellent defensive plays.On several occasions, a ball would be stolen or cleared by SU only for a Seminole player to quickly acquire it near midfield and start another rush.“For sure it’s frustrating when the ball goes up then it comes right back in our half,” Proulx said. Syracuse has not won a game since Aug. 29. And yet the Orange held a top six team to just one goal and were one connection in transition away from stealing a point. When the team walked off the field tied at the half, the home crowd gave a loud and prolonged applause.After the loss on Friday, Adams said she was disappointed at the lack of energy and what she called “selfish” decisions on the field. On Sunday, with a compact defense, opportunistic game plan and strong goalkeeping, Syracuse proved that the Louisville loss may have been a “turning point,” Adams said. “I don’t think they ever want to feel that bad again,” Adams said. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgRelatedCristiano Ronaldo Handed Five-Match BanAugust 14, 2017In “Europe”Cristiano Ronaldo Names Rashford, Asensio As Potential Heir To World Best ThroneAugust 27, 2017In “Europe”Ronaldo Ready For La Liga As Barcelona Host Eibar Without DembeleSeptember 19, 2017In “Spain” Cristiano Ronaldo has slammed the La Liga for rejecting his five match ban appeal, describing the decision as a “persecution”.The 32-year-old Portuguese legend was handed a five-match ban after Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Barcelona at Camp Nou on Sunday, one-match ban for the sending off, then a further four-match ban for pushing referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea before walking off the pitch.Expressing his misgivings about the failed appeal, Ronaldo posted on his Instagram page: “It seems to me exaggerated and ridiculous, this is called persecution.” Matches Cristiano Ronaldo will miss:Barcelona – Spanish Super Cup (August 16)Deportivo La Coruna – La Liga (August 20)Valencia – La Liga (August 27)Levante – La Liga (September 9)Real Sociedad – La Liga (September 17)center_img Ronaldo, who will not play in the La Liga until 20 September against Real Betis, was also fined €3,005 while Real Madrid got €1,400 fine.last_img read more

first_img28 April 2016Notable citizens and prominent foreign nationals who have played a significant role in building a free democratic South Africa, as well as have had a noteworthy impact on improving the lives of South Africans, will receive National Orders today.The ceremony takes place at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House in Pretoria, on 28 April 2016, a day after Freedom Day. The orders are presented by President Jacob Zuma, as the Grand Patron of the country’s National Orders.The honours include the Order of Mendi for Bravery, the Order of Ikhamanga, the Order of the Baobab, the Order of Luthuli and the Order of the Companions of OR Tambo.Watch an awards ceremony:The Order of Mendi for Bravery recognises South African citizens who have performed acts of bravery.Recipients this year include:Hermanus Gabriel Loots (aka James Stuart), Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) operative As a lifelong ANC member and Umkhonto we Sizwe anti-apartheid operative, Loots was a member of the first Lusaka delegation to meet South African business in 1986 to begin plans to democratise the country. He was a member of Parliament in the first democratic parliament, from 1994 to 1999. He passed away in January 2016.Maqashu Leonard Mdingi, trade unionist and political detaineeAn important proponent of the trade union activism during apartheid, Mdingi retired from politics during the late 1990s to become a traditional tailor in Bizana, Eastern Cape. He passed away in 2013.Ulysses Modise, MK veteran and head of Northern Cape Province National Intelligence Agency during apartheidInstrumental in the formation of the Military Veteran Association in 1990s democratic South Africa, Modise is being recognised for his contribution to the struggle for liberation. He died in 2007.Peter Sello Motau, Soweto MK commander during apartheidMotau was killed during an ambush by covert apartheid police forces in Swaziland in 1987. The presidency is recognising his contribution to the liberation struggle through selfless sacrifice, bravery and thirst for freedom and democracy at the cost of his own life.Wilson Ngcayiya aka Bogart Soze, MK veteranHe is recognised for his contribution to the fight for the liberation of South Africa, courageously placing his life in constant danger and inspired by a solid conviction in a democratic South Africa after apartheid.Joseph “Mpisi” Nduli, MK operative and Robben Island prisonerAfter a long career serving the ANC, Nduli was the first post-apartheid chairman of the ANC Durban Central branch. He was assassinated in 1995. The Presidency is honouring his contribution to the fight for the liberation of the people of South Africa, with a steadfast belief in the equality of all citizens.Sam Ntuli, Civic Association activist and ANC operativeNtuli’s contribution in the field of peace-building during the violent and delicate final years of apartheid is being honoured by the Presidency. He paid with his life for his activism and dedication to democracy when he was assassinated in 1991.Major General Jackie Refiloe Sedibe, ANC Women’s League veteran and former Defence Force chief director of corporate communicationsWidow of the first democratic defence minister, Joe Modise, Sedibe fought for the liberation of the South African people and selflessly sacrificed home comforts to ensure that all South Africans lived as equals. Sedibe stills serves in the national defence force.Dr Sizakele Sigxashe, first post-apartheid director-general of the National Intelligence AgencySigxashe passed away in 2011 and has been awarded the National Order for his bravery and courage of conviction. He left his home and loved ones for distant lands to fight for democracy.Major General Peter Lesego Tshikare, MK operative, post-apartheid military intelligence representative from 1994 until retirement in 1998Tshikare died in 2008.The Order of Ikhamanga recognises South African citizens who have excelled in the fields of arts, culture, literature, music, journalism and sport.Recipients this year include:Laurika Rauch, Afrikaans singer/songwriterFor more than 40 years, Rauch and her music have made outstanding contributions to raising awareness of the country’s political injustices. She has and continues to use her artistic talents to highlight injustices and promote humanity.Thomas Hasani Chauke, Xitsonga singer/songwriterChauke has been responsible, for more than 40 years, for the development and promotion of Xitsonga traditional music in the country and on the continent. His prolific songwriting and performances have brought Xitsonga music and culture to a wider audiences.Sylvia “Magogo” Glasser, cultural activist and dance instructorGlasser opened the first non-racial dance studio in 1978 and against all odds and the apartheid government, enjoyed strong support from all South African communities for her skills in building up young people and passionate efforts to create social cohesion.Marguerite Poland, authorPoland has been at the forefront of the promotion of indigenous languages, particularly in children’s literature, as well as anthropological studies. Her works are taught widely in South African schools.Benedict Wallet Vilakazi, isiZulu author and poetVilakazi was the first black South African to receive a PhD in literature, in 1935. He published the first book of isiZulu poetry shortly thereafter. The world- famous street in Soweto, on which both Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu lived, is named in his honour. Vilakazi died in 1947.Professor Rosina Mamokgethi Phakeng, mathematician and educatorIn 2002, Phakeng became the first black female South African to obtain a PhD in mathematics education. She is currently the vice principal: research and development at Unisa. She is recognised for her contributions to science education and world-renowned research work.The Order of the Baobab recognises South African citizens who have contributed to community service, business and economy, science, medicine and technological innovation.Recipients this year include:Professor Helen Rees, scientist and HIV/Aids activistAs founder and director of the Wits University Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, Rees’s groundbreaking research has helped to turn the tide on HIV/Aids in South Africa. Rees is a graduate of Harvard and Cambridge universities and is using her work in South Africa to beat the disease across the world. She has been recognised for her tireless efforts in educating and assisting local communities affected by the disease.Marina Nompinti Maponya, businesswoman and gender activistAs a cousin of Nelson Mandela and the wife of eminent Soweto businessman Richard Maponya, Maponya played a vital role in developing and teaching gender equality in society and business during the 1980s. She is also recognised for her entrepreneurial success and contributions to society during apartheid. She died in 1992.The Order of Luthuli recognises South African citizens who have contributed to the struggle for democracy, nation-building, building democracy and human rights, justice and peace as well as for the resolution of conflict.Recipients this year include:Suliman “Babla” Saloojee, early political activistA legal clerk and community activist, Saloojee was a member of the Picasso Club civil disobedience collective made up of politically active South African Indians opposed to apartheid. It included future ANC stalwart Ahmed Kathrada. Saloojee was arrested in 1964. He became the fourth person to die in detention.Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, political activist, parliamentarian and struggle heroineRecognised for her lifelong contribution to the fight for the liberation of the people of South Africa, Madikizela-Mandela bravely withstood constant harassment by the apartheid police and challenged their brutality at every turn. She has become a symbol of the anti-apartheid struggle and of the bravery and determination of the oppressed to gain their freedom, against all odds.Brian Francis Bishop, civil rights activist and progressive politician during the 1980sBishop was killed in a car accident in 1985, along with Molly Blackburn, one of South Africa’s most prominent white campaigners against apartheid.Msizi Harrison Dube, KwaZulu-Natal community leader and anti-apartheid activistDube is recognised for his excellent contribution to the struggle for liberation and his persistent pursuit of justice and better living conditions for his community and the people of South Africa in general. Dube was murdered during protest action in 1983.Rev Dr Simon Gqubule, former United Democratic Front member, cleric, academic and community leaderGqubule still serves the Nelson Mandela metropolitan area as a youth councillor and community leader striving for the improvement of society.Mac Maharaj, ANC stalwart, post-apartheid government minister and former spokesman for the PresidencyMaharaj is recognised for his courage through the struggle years and his activism against the despotism of the oppressive apartheid government, as well as for playing an integral role in the first democratic government.Mary Thipe, KwaZulu-Natal activist and former vice-chairperson of the ANC Women’s LeagueThipe was involved in the Cato Manor Beer Hall March in 1960. She is posthumously recognised for her contribution to the liberation struggle and the fight for social justice.Amy Rietstein Thornton, activist and founder member of the Modern Youth Society during apartheid, as well as a member of the South African Communist Party and the ANCJohn Zikhali, Cosatu trade unionist and former president of the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union in the 1990sZikhali is recognised for his contributions to challenging unjust labour laws through union development and galvanising workers. Zikhali died in a car accident in 2006.Cleopas Madoda Nsibande, defendant in the 1956 Treason Trial, founder member of the South African Congress of Trade Unions and trade unionistNsibande was a steadfast fighter for workers’ rights during and after apartheid. He died in 2008.The Order of Mapungubwe recognises South African citizens for achievements that have had an international impact and have served the interests of the republic.There is one recipient this year:Zwelakhe Sisulu, journalist, editor and first post-apartheid head of the SABCSon of ANC stalwarts Walter and Albertina Sisulu, Sisulu is recognised for fighting for the rights of journalists and the freedom of speech. In 1986, he founded the New Nation newspaper, one of the few independent newspapers in apartheid South Africa. It was responsible for exposing the cruelties of apartheid and encouraging unity among people of different political persuasions to fight for liberation. Following a later career as an executive in various media businesses, Sisulu died in 2012.The Order of the Companions of OR Tambo recognises eminent foreign nationals for friendship shown to South Africa. It is an order of peace and co- operation and is an active expression of solidarity and support.Recipients this year include:Noureddine Djoudi, Algerian career diplomat and former ambassador to South AfricaThe Presidency is honouring Djoudi’s steadfast support of the South African liberation movement during apartheid and his solidarity with stalwarts of the liberation struggle for the realisation of democracy.Maria Kint, Dutch arts and culture managerRecognised for her upliftment of arts and culture during and after apartheid, Kint was a founder member of the Arts & Culture Task Group in 1993. It was responsible for incubating the thriving art, dance, drama and other cultural facets of a nation and all its people in transition. She ultimately made South Africa her home, and is recognised her courage to challenge policies that violated human rights.President Michelle Bachelet Jeria, Chilean presidentA lifelong human rights activist, Jeria was an outspoken critic of Chile’s Pinochet government, an act that led to her detention and exile by the oppressive regime. After the fall of Pinochet, Jeria entered national politics and used her powers to change her country’s policies on gender rights and fair trade. Jeria was the first director of the UN’S Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. She has been a good friend to South Africa, both as a staunch anti- apartheid activist and later as a political ally in global politics.Source: South African Government News Agencylast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Welcome to this week’s news roundup from Ohio Farm Bureau. Click here for our front page news and information.If you’re a member, thank you for your support. Be sure to take advantage of all of your member benefits, including the updated Ohio Landowner Toolkit.If you’re not a member (or need to renew your membership), this is your invitation to join. Learn more about membership or contact your county Farm Bureau.Current NewsBudget (finally) passed with money directed toward agricultureThe state’s main operating budget for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 was signed into law by Gov. Mike DeWine’s after being passed by the Ohio Legislature July 17, two and a half weeks later than its June 30 deadline. Several provisions are of interest to our members, including items about taxes and water quality.Hemp one step closer to a reality for Ohio farmersGrowing hemp in Ohio got a big push from the state legislature July 17 as the General Assembly sent Senate Bill 57 to Gov. Mike DeWine’s desk for his signature. SB 57 creates a hemp cultivator license as well as a hemp processing license program to be administered by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.OSU CFAES offers resources for farmers There is no doubt that every farmer and even those in the larger agriculture community is feeling the stress of year-over-year falling crop prices, trade standoffs and a soggy spring. Farmers and their families can find information about all aspects of this challenging planting season, from dealing with financial impacts to mental stress, here in these resources compiled by Ohio State University.Redesigned Land & Living exhibit greets visitors at state fairOne of this year’s ‘must see’ attractions at the Ohio State Fair, July 24 to Aug. 4, will be the newly redesigned, highly interactive Land and Living exhibit featuring agriculture education activities the whole family can enjoy. Visitors to the Nationwide Donahey Land & Living Building will get in-depth, hands-on lessons about farming, food and high-tech agriculture.Deadline extended to July 22 for spring seeded crops in OhioUSDA has extended the deadline for agricultural producers in states impacted by flooding and heavy moisture, including Ohio. July 22 is the new deadline for reporting spring-seeded crops to Farm Service Agency county offices and crop insurance agents.Enroll for Dairy Margin Payments through Sept. 20The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency opened enrollment for the Dairy Margin Coverage program on June 17 and has started issuing payments to farmers who purchased coverage. Producers can still enroll through Sept. 20.OFBF establishes legal aid fundWhile many of our members are most familiar with our legislative advocacy, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation also frequently engages in legal advocacy on behalf of its members. Many members have asked how they could contribute to these legal actions over the years. Contributions will assist Farm Bureau in continuing these and other legal advocacy activities in the future.Ag-LINK program re-opened after spring seasonThe Ag-LINK program, offered by the office of Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague, has reopened for Ohio farmers impacted by spring rains. Farm operators and agribusiness owners based in the Buckeye state can receive a 2% interest rate reduction on loans up to $150,000 through the program. The application period runs through Nov. 15.Farm Bureau member rates at Ohio lodgesIn celebration of Ohio Farm Bureau’s 100th year anniversary, for the entire 2019 season, Farm Bureau members can receive a special anniversary rate of $100 per night at participating Great Ohio Lodges. Blackout dates may apply.2019 Young Ag Professionals award applications due Aug. 9Ohio Farm Bureau is looking for young farmers and agricultural professionals who have a strong business sense and have been active in Farm Bureau and their communities to apply for the annual Outstanding Young Farmer and Excellence in Agriculture contests. OFBF podcasts available on iTunes, Google PlayOhio Farm Bureau produces regular audio content that is available for download on iTunes and Google Play. Listen to Town Hall Ohio, Legal with Leah, Field Day with Jordan Hoewischer podcasts and more.Upcoming events and remindersStatewide EventsClippers Family Days, Columbus, July 28, Aug. 11 and 25Land and Living Exhibit at Ohio State Fair, Columbus, July 24-Aug. 4Dean’s Charity Steer Show, Ohio State Fair July 30County annual meetings are taking place. Visit the county pages at ofbf.org for meeting details.Financial Essentials workshops are taking place statewide.Reminders:Ohio Farm Bureau is proudly supporting the inaugural Dean’s Charity Steer Show July 30 in the Voinovich Livestock and Trade Center at the Ohio State Fair. OFBF Executive Vice President Adam Sharp joins other local celebrities in the competition with one common goal of supporting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio.The Columbus Clippers will be introducing Ohio’s Farm Team on Sundays all summer long at Huntington Park. There is a ticket discount for members as well to Ohio’s Farm Team days.Join the Ohio Farm Bureau Member Benefits Insider group page on Facebook for a first look at the latest, members-only benefits available.Ohio Farm Bureau and Wright & Moore collaborated to produce the Livestock Farm Labor and Crisis Prevention Guide. This comprehensive handbook is a resource outlining protective employment practices, legal compliance measures and crisis preparedness methods.Growing Our Generation is an e-newsletter authored by young farmers. It is for anyone who is interested in what is on the minds of farming’s next generation. SubscribeDid you know Ohio Farm Bureau is active on LinkedIn? It’s just one more way to connect with your Farm Bureau.Ohio Farm Bureau has established the Ohio Farm Bureau Energy Program. The program will assist members in making energy choices, shopping for energy, learning about rebate options and determining the best ways to manage their energy resources.Farm Bureau has developed a set of steps landowners can take to address concerns about drainage and soil remediation caused by pipeline installation.One of the greatest challenges for many small businesses and sole proprietors is filling the need for health care for themselves and their employees. The Ohio Farm Bureau Health Benefits Plan is available to qualified participants.Learn more about OFBF’s membership categories. Know a young person in agriculture age 18 to 24? Invite him or her to become a Young Active Member.Stay in touch by subscribing to Ohio Farm Bureau e-newsletters:Buckeye Farm eNews is for members who farm or have careers in food and agriculture. Current members can provide their email address via their account at ofbf.orgSubscribe to the Growing Our Generation e-newsletter to hear from Farm Bureau’s young agricultural professionals.Sign up for the Our Ohio e-newsletter, and each month we’ll connect you with our favorite recipes, feature stories, local experiences and more.Follow Farm Bureau on social media Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Member Benefits Insider Subscribe to our podcasts Town Hall Ohio | Field Day with Jordan Howeischer | Legal with Leahlast_img read more

first_img‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Ayton, Bagley, Doncic, Jackson and Young were the first five picks in the last year’s draft.This marks the first time since the 1984 draft that the first five picks ended up as first-team all-rookie — the selections that year being Hakeem Olajuwon, Sam Bowie, Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins, Charles Barkley. That was the entirety of the rookie team that season; the NBA didn’t start doing first- and second-team selections until 1988-89.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, logisticsThe Hawks had two all-rookie selections this season, with Kevin Huerter on the second team to join Young. Also on the second team were a pair of Los Angeles Clippers, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Landry Shamet, along with Cleveland’s Collin Sexton and New York’s Mitchell Robinson.Rookie of the year will be announced at the NBA Awards show in Los Angeles on June 24. Doncic, Young and Ayton are the finalists. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too 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 Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks dribbles the ball against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on January 19, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — With Dallas’ Luka Doncic and Atlanta’s Trae Young leading the way, the top five NBA draft picks from 2018 have been selected as the top five NBA rookies this season.Doncic and Young were unanimous first-team selections for the NBA All-Rookie team, which was announced Tuesday. Phoenix’s Deandre Ayton, Memphis’ Jaren Jackson and Sacramento’s Marvin Bagley III are also on the first team, which was chosen by 100 voters who cover the league.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Gilas women’s team scores whopping win to kick off Fiba 3×3 Asia Cup bid Doncic and Young join other unanimous first-team all-rookie picks over the last decade: Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell (2018), Malcolm Brogdon and Dario Saric (2017), Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis (2016), Andrew Wiggins (2015), Michael Carter-Williams (2014), Damian Lillard (2013), Kyrie Irving (2012), Blake Griffin (2011) and Tyreke Evans, Brandon Jennings and Stephen Curry (2010).Others receiving votes: Phoenix’s Mikal Bridges, New York’s Kevin Knox and Allonzo Trier, Minnesota’s Josh Okogie, Dallas’ Jalen Brunson, Brooklyn’s Rodions Kurucs, Chicago’s Wendell Carter Jr., Charlotte’s Mile Bridges, Detroit’s Bruce Brown, Sacramento’s Harry Giles III, Orlando’s Mo Bamba and Indiana’s Aaron Holiday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venuelast_img read more

first_imgTagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​Man Utd continue to promote Malta tourismby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United and the Government of Malta announced a multi-year partnership which will see United promote Malta as a tourist destination to its global fan base, reports www.fcbusiness.co.ukThe Club has deep and enduring ties with Malta, with the Maltese Supporters Club, one of the oldest of all the official Manchester United Supporters’ clubs, recently celebrating its 60th anniversary.As part of the partnership, Visit Malta and Manchester United will encourage the club’s fans around the world to experience the vibrant, young, exciting and beautiful country, with the Maltese Tourism Authority providing attractive travel offers exclusively for Manchester United supporters. Through the partnership, Visit Malta will get strong exposure during home matches and on the club’s digital marketing channels, social and printed media. Speaking of the partnership, Manchester United’s Director of Partnerships, Sean Jefferson, said: “Manchester United has long-standing links with Malta, welcoming hundreds of Maltese fans to Old Trafford every season. “We are proud of our association with the country and look forward to working with the Maltese Tourism Ministry and Malta Tourism Authority to highlight the destination’s many great qualities to our international fan base.” last_img read more