2017 Soybean Planting Cab Cam – Billy Pontius, Fairfield County

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest For the first soybean planting Cab Cam of 2017, brought to you by Fennig Equipment, the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins found Fairfield County farmer Billy Pontius running on April 25th. In a year where farmers are thinking twice about putting additional costs into inputs and equipment, Pontius made some enhancements to his planter that he thinks will pay off come harvest time. He tells Ty all about those upgrades.last_img

Oxygen 3.2 update brings sRGB mode, improved RAM management to OnePlus 3

first_imgThe OnePlus 3, although a fantastic phone, has been openly criticised for its inaccurate colour palette and aggressive RAM management, across some quarters of critics. Folks back at OnePlus have rolled out a new major update that aims to fix the aforementioned issues, and more. To recall, this is the same update — version 3.1.4 — that was pushed out recently to review units of the OnePlus 3. It is now available for the general public as an over-the-air update.OxygenOS 3.2.0 weighs in at about 400MB and adds a sRGB mode to the phone’s display. The mode would be particularly helpful for those who weren’t impressed by the OnePlus 3’s supposed inaccurate colour scheme. At the same time, it improves RAM management on-board the OnePlus 3, a phone that although comes with whopping 6 gigs of RAM has been criticised by critics for making just 3-4 GB of it available for actual usage.The new update is also said to enhance audio playback quality, improve GPS performance and camera performance as also fix some issues in the phone’s Gallery.Also Read: OnePlus 3 review: Flagship killer that will make you want to settleLaunched at Rs 27,999 in India, the OnePlus 3 is OnePlus’s flagship phone for the year 2016, and a follow-up to last year’s OnePlus 2. It boasts of an all-metal unibody and a front-mounted fingerprint sensor, along with USB Type-C port for charging and data-syncing purposes.It comes with a 5.5-inch fullHD AMOLED display with a 1920×1080 pixels resolution and is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with Adreno 530 GPU and 6 gigs of RAM. It comes with 64GB of internal memory. Expandable storage is not supported.advertisementIt sports a 16-megapixel camera — Sony IMX 298 sensor — on the rear with PDAF, f/2.0 aperture and Optical Image Stabilisation. There’s also an 8-megapixel camera on the front. It is backed by a 3,000mAh battery and supports OnePlus’ in-house Dash Charging technology.last_img read more


first_imgCommencement of the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association’s PowerAde Isotonic South East Queensland Touch League at Whites Hill Reserve Friday night 8 June 2007. Touch Football Australia brings you this rapid fire “Set of Six” news ‘plays’ from around the Country. TFA’s Media Scholarship Holder Henry Holland and TFA’s National Media Coordinator Karley Banks will bring you up to date every week with a selection of six ‘plays’ on the latest news, views, and events nationally.Welcome to Touch Football Australia’s A Set of Six – volume 5. QUEENSLAND (QLD)                                                                                   Play: #1 QSST Under-15 State School Championships The 22nd annual Queensland Secondary Schools Touch (QSST) 15 Years State Championships were held at the Thuringowa Touch Association near Townsville on the weekend 1 – 3 June, 2007. The 12 Queensland education regions were represented at the tournament, which also served as a selection vehicle for the Queensland 15 Years teams to compete in the Australian Schools Championships in Melbourne from 22 -26 October, 2007. Northern was the best team in the girls division, defeating South Coast in the final. Metropolitan East claimed the Boy’s crown, also triumphing over South Coast in their final.Kirwan High produced both the female and male player of the series.Betty Mareko was Player of the Series in the Girls 15 Years, whilst Nathan Norford was the star performer in the 15 Years Boys division.Nathan is the son of former Australian Mixed Open players, Mark and Debbie Norford. Thuringowa Touch Association did a brilliant job hosting the event.One of the highlights of the tournament was a healthy canteen providing food for the participants. Pasta, salad rolls, and muffins were on the menu instead of chips and pies. Water, juice, and PowerAde were the options for drink instead of soft drinks. The “healthy choice” canteen is a positive initiative that other school sports will be looking to model in the future. Queensland Touch and QSST would like to thank the referees from Thuringowa and Townsville who officiated the event. They did a fantastic job and everyone appreciated their service to the tournament. Other events: The second round of the Delfin Tri-Series Junior Tournament in Toowoomba on 10 June 2007.  Touch Football Queensland web-site: www.qldtouch.com.auVICTORIA (VIC):Play # 2Drought starts to bite in Victoria Drought and new water restrictions have put the squeeze on two Melbourne Affiliates, forcing reduction of competition numbers in Elwood and cancellation of winter season in Royal Park. TFA-Victoria has stepped up negotiations with City Councils to try and resolve the looming crisis.  Touch Football joins a growing list of sports associations around Victoria who are faced with the new challenge of overcoming the problems posed by water shortages and drought.Melbourne water supplies have reached a new low of 25% despite the recent rain. The problem is the rain is not falling in the catchment areas, which means that the confidence of the local councils is decreasing ahead of the upcoming summer season.Touch Football Australia Victoria Managers Nick Mooney and David Brady are liaising with key government agencies, including the Premiers Department, to try and find meaningful solutions to the situation.The drought has brought in potential new projects for TFA Victoria, such as Beach Touch and Astro-Touch for the upcoming summer. The philosophy is simple for TFA Victoria who recognize the need to provide an alternative mode of the game to service their clientele.“We have to provide an alternative so our members can enjoy the great game of Touch Football through exciting and challenging solutions,” TFA Victoria Manager David Brady said.Other events of the week:90 new individuals have enrolled for Albert Park Touch. The mass of newcomers is thanks to TFA – Victoria’s ‘find a team and learn’ project, which is letting more people know about the great sport of Touch Football.Touch Football Victoria Web-site: www.victouch.com.auSOUTH AUSTRALIA (SA)Play: # 3City Touch Winter Season StartsCity Touch’s winter season kicks off this week. City Touch is South Australia’s largest affiliate with over 90 teams registered for the winter season.Competitions will run on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights for 12 weeks. Finals will follow. The competition is building a reputation for quality Touch Football. South Australian State & Crusaders National Touch League representatives will lift the standard again this year. Games are held at City Touch, Park 17 Greenhill Road, Eastwood. Other events of the week: Special General Meeting of the South Australian Touch Association on 30 June 2007 at the Coopers Ale House, Adelaide. Contact Touch Football South Australia for further details on 08 83067500 Touch Football South Australia website: www.touchsa.com.auWESTERN AUSTRALIA (WA):Play: #42007 Be Active North West ChampionshipsKarratha have won a seventh straight North West Championship title, defeating the Tom Price Touch Association 3-0 in the final in Broome on Sunday 3 June 2007.Karratha went through the tournament undefeated. They pipped Tom Price 5-4 in the round game ahead of the final. Tom Price needed to win against Port Hedland to reach the final, and did so with a touchdown in the last play of that match for a 6-5 win.Home-team Broome won a bronze medal, saving their best touch footy for their last game of the tournament.In the final, Karratha’s Ashleigh Jones was a standout, as were former Barbarians rep Tobie Burnnand and former Aussie European Tour international Brian Fitzroy.Congratulations Karratha and best of luck travelling to Malaysia this week for the 2007 Asian Championships. Other events:Around 30 junior players from the North West region attended the annual Department of Sport and Recreation backed development camp in Broome.Players completed fitness testing, skill drills and played games over the two days under the astute tutelage of Touch West 18 Years Girls Coach Shelley Matcham, and Touch West Youth Head Coach Angela Doyle. It is hoped that some of these players will represent WA at junior national events later in the year.Touch West Web-site: www.touchwest.com.auNORTHERN TERRITORY (NT):Play: # 5Darwin Touch Over 35 Men’s Finals campaign The Darwin Touch Football Over 35 Men’s competition Finals Series began on Monday 4 June 2007. A furious finish to the season saw teams jockeying for finals positions. Bundy Bears finished the minor rounds in pole position. Humpty Doo finished second, Raptors coming a very close third, and Cavaliers rounded out the semi-final roster. Mad dogs, were entitled to be just that, when they missed the finals by one point.The finals promise to be very close. The Men’s and Mixed finals also start this week.  You can see results of all games on the Darwin Touch Football website on www.darwintouch.com.auOther highlights for the week: Game Development Officer Rebecca Houston will visit the Aboriginal community of Maningrida. Houston will visit Maningrida in Arnhem Land to run clinics in the schools and help the Maningrida representative teams in their preparation for the NT School Sport Championships in August. Rebecca will be in Maningrida for three days.The Touch Football Northern Territory web-site: www.touchnt.com.auNEW SOUTH WALES (NSW) Play: #6First life membership awarded by the Parkes Touch AssociationFormer president of the Parkes Touch Association, Chris Martin, has been rewarded for his services to Touch Football with the first ever life membership for Parkes Touch Association. Chris has been involved with Touch Football in the country town for over 15 years and has been integral in growing the Association to the thriving 1000 member strong competition it is today. Chris has worked with every aspect of Touch Football.In the arms of coaching, refereeing, and administration Chris has made an invaluable contribution to his home affiliate.Chris’s technical accreditations in the sport include: Level 3 referee, and Level 1 coaching accreditation. In 2005 Chris’ efforts were recognised with a NSWTA Blues Award. In the same year he was also the Parkes Australia Day Sports Administrator/Coach award winner.As part of his official roles for the Parkes Touch Association, Chris worked as a director, chairperson, selector, assistant treasurer, secretary and president. Chris stepped down from the presidency at Parkes Touch Association’s annual general meeting in May, where he was also awarded the life membership. He will continue to contribute to the Touch Football community as the inaugural life member of his beloved Parkes association.One of Chris’ legacies, amongst a long list, will be the lighting of Cheney Park, which has allowed for the popular autumn Mixed competition to be played under lights.Thanks to his diligence and dedication Touch Football has become one of the most successful-ever sporting organisations in Parkes. Other events: NSW Country Teams have been selected from the recent NSW Country Championships. The teams will play in a three game series against City in Sydney on Friday 31 August and Saturday 1 September 2007. The NSWTA web-site: www.nswtouch.com.auTASMANIA Play: Drop-off2007 Tasmanian Under-18 Teams announced:Tasmania’s best young Touch Footballers have been selected in teams to contest the Under-18 National Championships in Coffs Harbour, NSW, from 17 – 20 September, 2007. The girls’ team includes 2006 National 18 Years Youth Development Squad member Emily Hudson.GirlsKate Cowen, Meg Bain,Katelyn Barry  Natalie Curtis, Dimity Archer, Alex Finlayson, Bec Oliver, Christina Parodi , Rebecca Downie (Southern Touch)Carla Doyle (DTA), Ashley Crowden, Kylie Jones, Emily Hudson, Louise Godfrey  (LTA)Deb Button –  CoachBoysTim Castle,Trent Cornish, Jason Haines, Duncan Bain (Southern Touch)Tyson Rolls, Joe Hoyle, Nick Mc Kenna, Alex Reimer, Danny Hoyle, Aaron Markham, David McGinley (DTA) Matt Allen, Trent Gutteridge, Clark Chancellor (LTA).John Dowling – Coach.That’s it for the fifth edition of a Set of Six in a very hectic week in Touch Football around the nation.Be sure to check the State web-sites for further information and all the latest news in your sport this week. North Queensland Touch Championships are being played in Townsville this long weekend in Norht Queensland.last_img read more

USAID Grants $67 Million for Youth Component of School Safety Programme

first_imgStory Highlights The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has allocated approximately $67 million (US$500,000) to support the youth component of the Improved Safety and Security in Schools Programme in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has allocated approximately $67 million (US$500,000) to support the youth component of the Improved Safety and Security in Schools Programme in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.The two-year programme, which began in July 2017 and is slated to end in July 2019, is valued at US$3 million. It is being implemented through the National Education Trust (NET).Addressing a JIS Think Tank on Tuesday (May 14), Senior Director for Children’s Affairs in the Ministry’s Youth and Adolescent Policy Division, Hyacinth Blair, said that the partnership aims to transform schools and their immediate surroundings into safe zones.“Using a multilayered, multisectoral approach, which includes schools, communities, parents, and the general public, the programme is intended to reduce the incidence of violence among students and ensure that Jamaica improves and maintains a quality education system that benefits all learners,” she noted.She pointed out that under the youth component, two Youth Information Centres (YICs) in Westmoreland and St. Catherine were rebranded as Youth Innovation Homework Centres in May and June 2018 respectively.These centres provide a safe, structured, supervised and supportive after-school environment for young people to receive homework assistance and tutorial services. A total of 18,571 youth benefited from the resources at these centres between September and December 2018.In addition, members of marching bands have been trained and empowered. This is in keeping with objective four of the programme to provide co-curricular support for uniformed groups and youth clubs, Mrs. Blair told JIS News.She said that engagement of marching bands is seen as one avenue to reach students and young people who are out of school.Since May 2018, members of 25 bands have been exposed to training in leadership and resource mobilisation.Others have been trained in Music Theory One through the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music, equipping them with the requisite skills to read basic music.Ninety per cent of the participants have been recommended to sit the Royal School of Music Theory Grade One examination in June 2019.A series of day camps will be hosted for band members where they will receive training in conflict management skills, interpersonal relations, communications and emotional intelligence, and child rights and protection. Mrs. Blair commended the USAID for supporting these initiatives, which seek to engage, empower and provide positive alternatives for the youth, particularly those unattached and are at risk. The two-year programme, which began in July 2017 and is slated to end in July 2019, is valued at US$3 million. It is being implemented through the National Education Trust (NET). Addressing a JIS Think Tank on Tuesday (May 14), Senior Director for Children’s Affairs in the Ministry’s Youth and Adolescent Policy Division, Hyacinth Blair, said that the partnership aims to transform schools and their immediate surroundings into safe zones. last_img read more

Girl 13 charged in two alleged assaults in Saskatoon park

first_imgThe Canadian Press SASKATOON — Police in Saskatoon say they have charged a 13-year-old girl in connection with two alleged assaults in a city park, including one that was caught on video.Police say on Monday evening a 33-year-old woman reported being assaulted by a several youths in a playground.A bystander filmed the woman being knocked down and then repeatedly punched and kicked.On the previous Monday police say two girls aged 10 and 14 reported being attacked in the same area at around the same time in the early evening.In both incidents police say the victims suffered minor cuts and bruises.The girl who’s been charged faces two counts of assault.Police say a number of other youths have been identified as being involved in the alleged assaults but have not been charged because they are under the age of 12.last_img read more

Fish Creek Community Forest receives new decor

first_imgIn speaking with Ryan Harvey, Communications Director for the City of Fort St. John, says crews will be dispatched to collect the signs and City staff will attempt to contact the owners from the information on the signs.To read more about the 2016 signs; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – This past weekend the Fish Creek Community Forest received some unexpected decor with the addition of real estate signs at the entry to the trails.The titled image posted to a FB group shows approximately 8 signs scattered about the entrance.This is not the first time real estate signs have been posted at the entrance of Fish Creek as reported by Energeticcity in June 2016.last_img read more

Summary of CRTCs findings about telecom sales practices

Here’s a list of findings by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission after it investigated allegations of misleading and aggressive sales tactics by wireless and internet service providers:Overview: Misleading or aggressive retail sales practices are present in the telecommunications service provider market in Canada. They exist in all types of sales channels and are harming Canadian consumers.Most vulnerable: Seniors, people with disabilities and people whose first language isn’t English or French.Providers’ faults: In some cases, service providers failed to adequately inform sales agents about internal measures to prevent misleading or aggressive sales practices, or to adequately monitor compliance with the policies.Solutions: Written, time-limited sales quotes are an efficient, feasible way to limit misleading or aggressive sales practices. Trial periods are another important tool for consumers. Special discounts for people with disabilities.Complaint process: There’s a lack of a fast, efficient, and easy-to-use mechanism by which a customer can seek redress is a continuing issue. Improvements can and must be made on this issue.Public education: There are gaps in terms of public awareness of existing consumer protections.Quote: “It is apparent that misleading or aggressive retail sales practices are present in the telecommunications service provider market in Canada and, to some extent, in the television service provider market. “These practices exist in all types of sales channels, including in store, online, over the telephone, and door to door.“They occur to an unacceptable degree; they are harming Canadian consumers, in particular vulnerable Canadians; and they are a serious concern for the CRTC.” — Report on Misleading or Aggressive Communications Retail Sales Practices.The Canadian Press read more

Namal and Yoshitha appear before PRECIFAC and FCID

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa appeared before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) while his brother Yoshitha Rajapaksa appeared before the police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) today.

Thesis defences — Jan 11

Tymur Kirillov — MSc in ManagementMaster of Science in Management thesis defence for Tymur Kirillov, Faculty of Business, Department of Finance, Operations and Information Systems, will be Friday, Jan. 14 at 1:30 p.m. in Taro Hall 230. The title of his thesis is “A Stochastic Dynamic Programming Approach for Pricing Options on Stock Index Futures.” His examining committee members are: Zisimos Koustas, chair; Don Chance, external examiner, Louisiana State University; Hatem Ben Ameur, supervisor; Mohamed Ayadi and Bob Welch. All are welcome.Christopher J. (C. J.) Morrison — Master of ArtsChristopher J. (C. J.) Morrison (MA Sport Management) will defend his thesis on Thursday, Jan. 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. in WC204B. Title: The Development of a Survey to Assess the Type of Capacity within Nonprofit Sport Organization. Supervisor: Lisa Kikulis; committee members: Lucie Thibault and Scott Forrester; external examiner: Lorne Adams, Brock University; chair: TBA. All are welcome.Matt Smith — Master of ScienceMatt Smith (MSc Kinesiology) will defend his thesis on Tuesday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in WC204B. Title: The effects of different ambient temperatures during exercise in participants with Type I Diabetes Mellitus. Supervisor: Stephen Cheung; committee members: Sandra Peters and Nota Klentrou; external examiner: Glen Kenny, University of Ottawa; chair: TBA. All are welcome.Alison Morawek — Master of EducationAlison Morawek, Master of Education student will present her thesis defence on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. in Welch Hall Room 147. The title of the thesis is “Writing and Science Connections: Integrated Instruction and Assessment.” External examiner: Linda Cameron, OISE/UT; supervisor: Tiffany Gallagher; committee members: Ann-Marie DiBiase and Ruth Mcquirter-Scott; chair of the examining committee: Jonathan Neufeld. All are welcome to attend. read more

Former colonel in Yugoslav army transferred to UN tribunal

Veselin Sljivancanin, charged on the basis of individual criminal responsibility, faces two counts of grave breaches of the Geneva Convention, two counts of violations of the customs of war, and two counts of crimes against humanity. He was transferred to ICTY custody yesterday.The indictment against Mr. Sljivancanin, charged along with Mile Mrksic and Mirosklav Radic, was confirmed on 7 November 1995. Slavko Dokmanovic was also added to the same list by a second amended indictment dated 2 December 1997.According to the indictment, in August 1991 JNA surrounded the city of Vukovar and engaged in a sustained artillery attack on the city until it fell three months later. JNA and Serb paramilitary soldiers, aided and abetted by Dokmanovic, and under the command or supervision of Mrksic, Radic and Sljivancanin, removed about 400 non-Serb individuals from the Vukovar Hospital where they had sought refuge.They transported around 300 of them to a farm building in Ovcara, where they beat them for several hours. Afterwards, soldiers transported their non-Serb captives in groups of about 10 to 20 to a site between the Ovcara farm and Grabovo, where they shot and otherwise killed at least 198 men and 2 women. Mr. Sljivancanin was a major in the JNA in command of a military police battalion and also served as the security officer for the Guards Brigade. He was the operation commander for the JNA in the later stages of the siege of Vukovar and was then promoted to the rank of colonel and placed in command of a JA brigade in Podgorica, Montenegro.ICTY said Mr. Sljivancanin initial hearing will be announced in due course. read more