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Taking a look at balancing food, energy and economics

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest January’s public program by the Environmental Professionals Network will look at humanity’s balancing act: producing enough food and energy, improving economies and social conditions, and protecting the environment, all while facing climate change and, by 2050, possibly 2 billion more people on the planet.“They’re enormous challenges,” said the network’s coordinator, David Hanselmann, a lecturer in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.The network is a statewide professional group based in the college’s School of Environment and Natural Resources.The program, called “Adaptive, Resilient Land Management: Goals for the 21st Century,” is from 7:15 to 9:40 a.m. Jan. 26 in Ohio State’s Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus.Speaking will be:* Allison Thomson, science and research director at Washington, D.C.-based Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture. The alliance, according to its website, works “to create opportunities across the agricultural supply chain for continuous improvements in productivity, environmental quality and human well-being.”* Ernie Shea, president and CEO of Lutherville, Maryland-based Solutions from the Land and coordinator of its North American Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance. The alliance is helping farmers and foresters understand and adapt to climate change while maintaining their productivity.Moderating the discussion will be Fred Yoder, a corn, wheat and soybean farmer from Madison County, Ohio, and a past president of the National Corn Growers Association. In 2013, President Obama honored Yoder as a “Champion for Change” for his sustainability and climate change work.“Agricultural producers, other landowners and our broader society face enormous challenges and opportunities locally, nationally and globally,” Hanselmann said. “With little exaggeration, life itself hinges on our success in these matters.”Registration for the event is $10 and includes breakfast. The deadline to register is Jan. 22. Details and a link to register are at go.osu.edu/Jan2016EPN.Contact Hanselmann at hanselmann.3@osu.edu or 614-247-1908 for more information.Sponsoring the event are the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association, Ohio Soybean Council, and Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.last_img read more

Two bronze medals for PH swimming star Alkhaldi

first_imgLATEST STORIES LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ Elite fan playoff hopes with 2OT win LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Read Next Alkhaldi, 24, fought hard in the thrilling dash to the final 10 meters of her favorite 100m free but Ting Wen Quah of Singapore edged her for a record-setting time.Quah clocked 55.76 seconds erasing the 55.93 standard of the event.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 shutoutThi An Vien Nguyen of Vietnam was second with a time that also surpassed the record, coming in at 55.70 seconds.The two-time Olympian, who is finishing business administration in marketing and management at University of Hawaii, finished in 55.90. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program KUALA LUMPUR—Jasmine Alkhaldi, the country’s brightest hope in swimming, could only come up with two bronze medals Wednesday night in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.She finished third in women’s 100-meter freestyle, before coming up with the same performance in 50m butterfly event.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

The Game Changers: Women in sports

first_imgBeyonce didn’t bluff when she sang, Who run the world? Girls. It rang true in sports in 2018 as women hit new milestones. Mary Kom made history as the first female boxer to win six gold medals at the World Championships, matching Cuban pugilist Felix Savon’s haul of six medals.,Beyonce didn’t bluff when she sang, Who run the world? Girls. It rang true in sports in 2018 as women hit new milestones. Mary Kom made history as the first female boxer to win six gold medals at the World Championships, matching Cuban pugilist Felix Savon’s haul of six medals. Shuttler PV Sindhu ended 2018 on a high, becoming the first Indian to win the BWF World Tour finals, a tournament that rewards the most consistently good players on tour. In Hima Das, a star was born. After being crowned the under-20 champion in 400 metres, the Assamese sprinter lived up to the hype at the Asian Games with two medals, which include gold in 4 x 400 m relay. Swapna Barman, 22: Her gritty heptathlon performance at the Asian Games got India the gold. (Photo: Reuters)Swapna Barman acquainted Indians with the heptathlon, giving a gutsy gold-winning performance at the Asian Games. And Vinesh Phogat became one of three Indianswrestler Bajrang Punia and javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra being the othersto score the double this year: gold in both the Comm­onwealth and Asian Games.Kom, at 35, demonstrated that age and motherhood are no bar when it comes to excelling in a gruelling sport as she defeated a much younger competitor to win her first world title in seven years. MC Mary Kom 35: The first female boxer to win six gold medals at the World Championships (Photo: Pankaj Nangia)Sindhu, 23, was the epitome of patience and resilience after being a losing finalist at this year’s World Championships, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. Facing incessant questions about her mental fortitude, Sindhu illustrated that the tag of choker’ was not for her as she defeated arch-rival Nozomi Okuhara to win the year-ending tournament. I feel really happy and I think I have no words because this is my first win [title] this year, she said, emphasising the magnitude of the victory. Separated by 12 years, Kom and Sindhu remain two of the most popular sporting icons, winning people over with their true grit.advertisement PV Sindhu, 23: Refusing to let the choker’ tag stick, she became the first Indian to win the BWF World Tour final. (Photo: Reuters)In Das, the Indian sporting scene got a much-welcomed flamboyant sportswoman whose persona is as big as her talent. Not since PT Usha has Indian athletics had a poster girl, and Das has been more than ready to fill the void with her candidness and tomboyish swagger, much of it evident in the photographs she shares on Twitter as it is in her demeanour on track. Hima Das, 18: With two Asian Games medals, including the 4 x 400 metres gold, she proved she was no hype. (Photo: Reuters)I have said that I was very mischievous, headstrong and a bit of a bodmash (hellraiser), said Das in an interview to india today in July 2018. I do not fear anything… I believe in time and in God. Nothing else bothers me. Time indeed will be the biggest hurdle for the 18-year-old athlete, who moves to senior level and runs against tougher competition to clock in a time that gets her a ticket to Tokyo.Das could learn a thing or two from six-time national wrestling champion Phogat. In what is seen as a man’s domain, the Phogat sisters continue to impress, with Vinesh, cousin of Geeta and Babita, proving that women are not far behind in the combative sport. With gold at the Asian and Commonwealth Games each and a silver at the Asian Championships in 2018, Vinesh, who missed the World Championships due to an elbow injury, won a Grade A contract with the Wrestling Federation of India. It’s just the encouragement she needs as she begins her qualification campaign for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Vinesh Phogat, 24: No stopping this wrestler who bagged gold medals in both the Commonwealth and Asian Games. (Photo: PTI)The quintet is India’s strongest bet at the Olympics where each will be aiming for nothing short of gold. At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Sindhu was just a step away from the podium; Vinesh suffered a knee injury in her first bout, which ended her campaign, and Kom failed to qualify. The next edition is perhaps her last shot to improve on her bronze at the London Games in 2012. She’ll want to end her innings with a powerful punch.last_img read more

8 days agoMan Utd target Longstaff stalling on Newcastle contract talks

first_imgMan Utd target Longstaff stalling on Newcastle contract talksby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSean Longstaff is stalling on new contract talks with Newcastle United.The Daily Mail says Newcastle are eager to see their prized asset sign a new contract at the club but report talks are ‘at an impasse’ with Manchester United still monitoring his situation.Should the Tyneside club fail to agree new terms, Longstaff could yet move to Old Trafford. United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to sign a new midfielder after allowing Ander Herrera to join Paris-Saint Germain on a free transfer over the summer without a replacement. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

5-Star C Diamond Stone, Who Got Bashed By Wisconsin Fans For Picking Maryland, Seems Pretty Happy Right Now

first_imgIn late March, five-star center Diamond Stone (Milwaukee, Wisc.) committed to Maryland over home-state program Wisconsin. This, obviously, did not please Badgers’ fans. Stone took a beating from various UW faithful on Twitter, message boards, etc. Wisconsin lost to Duke, 68-63, in the national championship game Monday night. This seems to please the future Terrapins’ big man.  — All Eyes On Me (@Diamond_Stone33) April 7, 2015I LOVE — All Eyes On Me (@Diamond_Stone33) April 7, 2015They Do A lot Of Talking…— All Eyes On Me (@Diamond_Stone33) April 7, 2015Stone will get his chance to quiet the Wisconsin fans next season. Maryland is expected to be a top-five team in 2015-16.last_img read more

Predicting The Next 9 National Champions In College Football

first_imgA fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide holds up a sign about head coach Nick Saban during the game against the Florida Gators at Bryant-Denny Stadium.TUSCALOOSA, AL – OCTOBER 02: A fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide holds up a sign about head coach Nick Saban during the game against the Florida Gators at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 2, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)We’re exactly one month away from the first college football Saturday.The 2016 season is set to get fully underway on Saturday, Sept. 3.Who will be bringing home this year’s national championship?Alabama, Clemson and Oklahoma appear to be the three main favorites.We’ve made a prediction for this season – and the eight seasons that will follow.Looking at teams’ depth charts, head coaches, recruiting classes (and some creative thinking) we’re predicting who will take home college football’s national championship through the 2024 season.Get started with 2016.College Football’s Next 9 National Championslast_img read more

Canada Post strike having critical impact on retailers eBay tells PM

first_imgOTTAWA — EBay is calling on the federal government to legislate an end to the Canada Post contract dispute, warning that quick action is needed to ensure retailers don’t lose out on Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.The manager of the online sales giant’s Canadian and Latin American divisions says continued rotating strikes at Canada Post will result in significant losses for small and medium-sized businesses across the country.While those businesses have adapted as best they can to the strikes that began Oct. 22, Andrea Stairs says in a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that the adjustments retailers have made so far to avoid delivery disruptions are unsustainable.Meanwhile, Canada Post says it is now facing an unprecedented backlog of shipments, largely as a result of strikes at its major sorting plants in Vancouver and particularly Toronto.A spokesman for the Crown corporation says that, as of this morning, there were more than 260 trailers filled with parcels waiting to be unloaded at its Gateway processing plant in Toronto — and that number is expected to rise quickly.The prime minister warned last week that his government would look at all options to end the labour dispute if there is no significant progress in Canada Post’s contract talks with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

President says fuel theft costs Mexico up to 35B yearly

first_imgMEXICO CITY — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says the country loses $2.5 to $3.5 billion annually to fuel thieves who drill illegal taps into government pipelines.Lopez Obrador said Friday that “there still isn’t an exact figure” on the losses. The state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos company hasn’t given out new figures on pipeline taps since September. The last report indicated that 11,240 taps were found in the first nine months of 2018, or about 41 per day.The illicit fuel-theft industry involves drilling taps, bribing or threatening oil company employees, stealing tank trucks to carry the fuel and turf battles between rival gangs.That has caused a surge in the number of homicides in states like Guanajuato, where fuel theft is rampant.Lopez Obrador has promised stiffer punishments for the crime.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Mitsubishi board considers new allegations against Ghosn

first_imgTOKYO — Mitsubishi Motors CEO Osamu Masuko says the Japanese automaker’s board has met and discussed new allegations of wrongdoing by its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn.The allegations Friday regard a 7 million euro ($8 million) payment made to Ghosn last year by a 50-50 venture between Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp., established in 2017 in Amsterdam.Masuko said only Ghosn, who headed Nissan for nearly 20 years, and some aides knew about the transaction, which was discovered during an investigation by Nissan and Mitsubishi.There have been no formal charges for the new allegations. Ghosn has been charged with breach of trust and falsifying financial reports in underreporting his income from Nissan.Masuko and Nissan Chief Hiroto Saikawa were directors at the joint venture called NMBV, along with Ghosn.The Associated Presslast_img read more