Home News Feed For First Time Hoosier Beef Congress not in ISF Cattle Barn Previous articleEfforts to Repeal State Renewable Energy Standards ContinueNext articleSeed Consultants Market Watch 12:00 Update with Gary Wilhelmi 11/27/2012 Andy Eubank SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE By Andy Eubank – Nov 26, 2012 The largest single state cattle show in the U.S. observes its 26th year when it opens this week at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. This will be the first year Hoosier Beef Congress will not be held in the cattle barn itself, according to Joe Moore, Executive Vice President of the Indiana Beef Cattle Association and Indiana Beef Council. Venue adjustments are being made due to renovation to the Pepsi Coliseum.“We’ve moved the show arenas and the trade show across the street to the Exposition Hall,” he told HAT, “and because of the construction on the coliseum we weren’t able to stall in some of our traditional buildings like champions pavilion and certain parts of the saddle horse barn. So we have had to make some adjustments on venues but I can tell you that the building looks really nice. I’ve been over there and the show rings and it’s going to be a nice venue I believe.”Moore is please that very cooperative weather will greet hundreds of junior exhibitors and their families and friends as they begin to arrive Wednesday morning when stalling begins at 9 AM.“That will continue through noon on Friday and then we’ll have our junior showmanship Friday evening and the junior show will start at 2:00 PM on Saturday afternoon. We also have a sale. We’ll have a show for the sale cattle at 10:00 Saturday morning so it’s a big weekend for all of us.”Moore says about 900 juniors are registered to show anywhere from one to three cattle this weekend and he estimates 4-5 thousand will be on hand for the annual show and sale.The Indiana Beef Cattle Association is an affiliate of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and is the state’s member group and issues manager for all segments of the beef cattle industry including cattle breeders, producers and feeders. It is the grass roots policy development organization for the beef business.[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/11/2012-Hoosier-Beef-Congress.mp3|titles=2012 Hoosier Beef Congress] For First Time Hoosier Beef Congress not in ISF Cattle Barn
WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 20, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 As Alan Johnston spends 100th day as hostage, protests staged in Paris, London and Arab capitals “We must now, more than ever, take action to demand Alan Johnston’s swift release,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This BBC correspondent must not be forgotten as the Gaza Strip is plunged into more and more violent crises. It falls to Hamas, which now has sole control of the Gaza Strip, to do everything possible to obtain his release. Johnston should not have to pay for the instability in the Palestinian Territories, which he had been covering since 2005.”The press freedom organisation added: “Ismael Haniyeh and the other Hamas leaders must also order their security services to ensure that journalists are able to work safely and without restrictions in the Gaza Strip. Otherwise, more journalists will be taken hostage in the future.”100 days in captivityKidnapped on 12 March in Gaza City, Johnston today completes his 100th day as a captive. The chaos reigning in the Gaza Strip is making negotiations even more difficult. Promises by different Palestinian officials that he was about to be freed have not been kept. After saying nothing for nearly two months, a known group calling itself the Army of Islam claimed responsibility for his abduction on 8 May and demanded the release of several Muslims held in Britain, including Abu Qatada, a Palestinian who has been detained since 2005. Nearly a month later, the group reiterated its demands in an undated video showing Johnston.Alan JohnstonList of the media participating in the Champ-de-Mars appealAlgeria : El WatanAustria : Die Presse, ORF, APA, Der Osterreichische Journalist, Der Standard, Profil, Stadt WienAzerbaijan : TuranBelarus : BelaPanBelgium : Belga, De Standaard, La Libre Belgique, Le Soir, RTBF TV, RTL TVI, Enjeux Internationaux, Le Vif / L’Express, Vers l’Avenir, VRTBosnia : OslobodjenjeBrazil : O Globo, FSBBurkina Faso : L’EvénementCameroon : Le Jeune observateurCanada : CBC, Radio Canada, La Presse, The Gazette, Le Devoir, Le Journal de MontréalFrance : 20 Minutes, AFP, Euronews, Europe 1, France 2, France 24, France 3, France Info, France Inter, I-Télé, La Croix, Le Figaro, Le Monde, Les Echos, L’Express, Libération, Métro, Nouvel Observateur, NRJ, Ouest France, RMC Info, RTL, TF1, TV5 Monde, N-TVEMI CFD (école), LCIGambia : The PointGermany : ARD, Arte, Der Spiegel, Deutsche Welle, Die Tageszeitung, Die Welt, Focus, Frankfurter Rundschau, Stern, Süddeutsche Zeitung, ZDF, EPD, Financial Times Deutschland, Great Britain : BBC, Channel 4 News, News of the World, The Guardian, The Sun, The Sunday Times, The Times, CPU, ITN, ITV News, Skynews, The IndependentGreece : InfogreceIsrael : Jerusalem Post, Yedioth AhronothItaly : AGR, La Repubblica, What’s up, Il Manifesto, Il Messaggero, La Stampa Japan : Asahi ShimbunLebanon : As-Safir, Al-Akhbar, LBCMoldavia : TimpulMorocco : Le Journal hebdomadairePakistan : Daily Times, Friday Times Poland :Gazeta Wyborcza, TVN 24, Dziennik Qatar : Al-JazeeraSaudi Arabia : Al-Arabiya, Asharq Al-AwsatSouth Korea : The Monthly Chosun, Busan IlboSpain : ABC, Antena 3, Cadena SER, EFE, El País, El Periódico, Servimedia, TeleCinco, TVE, La Vanguardia, Cambio 16, Cuatro, El Mundo, Grupo EIG, La SextaSweden : Aftonbladet, Svenska Dagbladet, Göteborgs-PostenSwitzerland : Giornale del Popolo, Le Courrier, Le Temps, Tribune de Genève, Sonntags BlickUkraine : Unian, Kanal 5United Arab Emirates : Gulf NewsUnited States : ABC News, AP, Boston Globe, CBS News, CNN, Newstatesman Venezuela : Tal Cual Help by sharing this information RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes BBC correspondent Alan Johnston was kidnapped 100 days ago in Gaza. At the initiative of Reporters Without Borders, more than 100 news media from all over the world have issued a joint appeal for his release and the release of the 14 journalists held hostage in Iraq. The press freedom organisation displayed the logos of all these media underneath the Eiffel Tower today to show the extend of the support for these demands. Follow the news on Palestine News PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Organisation News Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists PalestineMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts News Reporters Without Borders has organised activities in Paris, London and Arab countries to mark BBC correspondent Alan Johnston’s 100th day today as a hostage in Gaza. The press freedom organisation believes it is essential to keep campaigning for Johnston’s release as no previous kidnapping in Gaza ever went on so long.In Paris, Reporters Without Borders today brought 100 activists and volunteers together on the grass of the Camp-de-Mars, opposite the Eiffel Tower, where they brandished the logos of more than 100 news media throughout the world who responded to the organisation’s call to participate in a collective appeal for the release of Johnston and 14 journalists held hostage in Iraq. Last night, Reporters Without Borders staged a projection of Johnston’s photo on the facade of the famous Battersea Power Station building overlooking the Thames in London. Posters of Johnston were also put up in Gaza and Beirut, and were due to be displayed in other Middle East capitals. The organisation also produced an Arabic-language spot calling for the release of kidnapped journalists in the Palestinian Territories and Iraq that has been broadcast by local and satellite TV stations in the region. RSF_en May 28, 2021 Find out more May 16, 2021 Find out more News to go further June 3, 2021 Find out more
BW Kudu will increase its stake in the Kudu licence from current 56% to 95% while NAMCOR will retain the remaining 5% interest BW Energy signs deal to acquire stake in Kudu field. (Credit: C Morrison from Pixabay) Norway’s BW Energy subsidiary BW Kudu has signed an agreement with National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR) to acquire additional stake in the Kudu licence offshore Namibia.Located about 130km offshore the southern parts of Namibia, the Kudu gas field was discovered in 1974. It is estimated to hold 1.3 TCF of gas (P 50).Under the terms of the deal, BW Kudu will increase its stake in the Kudu licence from 56% to 95%, while NAMCOR will retain the remaining 5% interest.Additionally, the deal gives the opportunity to NAMCOR to acquire an additional 5% stake post first gas. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed.Upon completion of the transaction, BW Kudu will pay $4m and carry NAMCOR’s share of development costs until first gas.The transaction is subject to the approvals of Namibian regulatory authorities as well as BW Kudu’s and NAMCOR’s boards.BW Energy CEO Carl Arnet said: “Kudu gas is an important project for the energy sector and for Namibia. It has the potential to provide a valuable contribution to Namibia’s energy mix and local value creation by monetizing stranded gas which is an untapped natural resource in Namibia.“The next step for the Kudu joint venture will be to secure long-term commercial gas sales agreements, update the development plan to meet offtake needs and ensure robust financial project returns.”BW Energy said that the new arrangement would help secure financing for the development of the Kudu field while enabling gas sales arrangements.NAMCOR managing director Immanuel Mulunga said the Kudu project may become the first offshore oil and gas development in the country.Mulunga added: “It represents an opportunity to reduce carbon emissions and strengthen energy independence for Namibia, which currently imports a major part of its electricity from coal fired power plants outside of the country.”“Developing Kudu will provide insights which can be used to unlock similar abundant stranded gas reserves available around the world,” Arnet further said.
Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojan USC researchers have discovered a new, relatively nontoxic solvent that can be used to make thin films of material that can dissolve semiconductors, an important component in solar panel technology.Solid semiconductors are the basis of many electronics. A specific class of semiconductors, known as chalcogenides, are especially crucial in solar panels that can generate electricity and flexible electronics.Richard Brutchey, associate professor of chemistry, and David Webber, postdoctoral chemistry researcher, created a mixture composed of 1,2-ethanedithiol and 1,2-ethylenediamine that could break down the solid structure of chalcogenide semiconductors. In addition, the nine total compounds that the solvent broke down and dissolved could be recovered from the solution as a thin film of semiconductor simply by evaporating the solvent out.The solvent, nicknamed “alkahest” after a universal solvent alchemists thought existed, is a step up from the toxic hydrazine now used to make high-quality semiconductor films. Hydrazine is an explosive and carcinogenic compound, which makes it difficult to use commercially.“One of the other major uses of hydrazine is [for] rocket fuel. It’s extremely toxic and explosive,” Webber said.Webber said he identified the two compounds in the “alkahest” solvent mixture as a potentially strong solvent based on parallels with the hydrazine-based solvent system.“I was working on nanoparticles and different mixtures to spread nanoparticles,” Webber said. “It kind of grew out of that because I came up with a system that could modify the surface of nanoparticles and it also appeared to have some ability to dissolve things so that got me thinking.”Webber said other members of the Brutchey lab will continue working with the solvent since the lab works on similar areas of research, including solar cell applications.“There is a lot of interest in creating cost-effective solar panels, which the new solvent can be used for,” he said.Semiconductors can also potentially be used for flexible electronics such as computer screens.“If you have a very thin mobile phone, if you’ve got bendy electronics and you drop it, it’s going to be basically indestructible,” Webber said.The Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the National Science Foundation funded the project.
Questions about the future of Muzzin, who is on the last season of a five-year contract he originally signed with the Los Angeles Kings, were prompted by TSN’s Darren Dreger; he said on Jan. 24 that unless something has changed in recent days, negotiations between Muzzin’s camp and Toronto remain preliminary. Muzzin, now 30 years old, will certainly seek a longer-term deal as an unrestricted free agent-to-be, but Dreger said he would be shocked if the Leafs offer him longer than five years on his next contract.MORE: André Tourigny named Canada’s junior team head coach for 2020-21″It is what it is, it’s a part of hockey,” Muzzin said when asked about his contract. “I’m just focusing on tonight and getting back into the game and getting this team rolling on the right page.”Muzzin missed about one month after breaking his foot during a Dec. 27 game against the New Jersey Devils. The Leafs went 4-3-3 without Muzzin in the lineup and lost top defender Morgan Rielly to a long-term injury during that timespan. Muzzin’s return should ease some worries about how the defense will hold up during the regular season’s stretch run; he averages the second-most ice time (21 minutes and 21 seconds per game) on the club behind Rielly.The Woodstock, Ont. native even played 27 minutes in a tune-up game with Toronto’s AHL affiliate, the Marlies, last week. “I was gonna feel like s— no matter what. That was a good way to get it out (of the way),” Muzzin told reporters of his conditioning game.”In many ways, [Muzzin is] the conscience of our team,” Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe told NHL.com on Sunday. “[He] speaks a lot, has great presence and great experience. He means so much on our back end.”The Maple Leafs (25-17-7, 57 points) return to action after the All-Star break on Monday four points out of the Eastern Conference playoff race. The Toronto Maple Leafs got a key defenseman back on Monday when they activated Jake Muzzin from the injured reserve in time for him to play the Nashville Predators — and Muzzin expressed interest in sticking around longer than the season’s remaining 33 games.”The organization, the way they look after us, the guys here, the buzz in the city about hockey is huge,” Muzzin told TSN. “Being close to home is always a nice touch, especially with a little one around now, so there’s lots of good things here and I’d love to stay here.”
30 Oct 2012 COBRA PUMA gift supports get into golf activities Sporting goods company COBRA PUMA GOLF has given hundreds of golf clubs to support England’s County Golf Partnerships (CGPs) as they work to encourage more people to get into golf. The company has donated over 200 packs, each of four seven-irons, to be used by beginners at tasters and follow-on coaching sessions with PGA professionals. The clubs are going to 23 of the country’s CGPs, which work to grow the game at grass roots level. The CGP network is an integral part of the England Golf Partnership’s (EGP) Whole Sport Plan for golf and part of its vision to make England the world’s leading golf nation. COBRA PUMA GOLF already supports England Golf’s GolfMark Club of the Year Award, which recognises clubs which make an outstanding and innovative contribution to junior and beginner golf. Ian Barrett, EMEA Marketing Manager for COBRA PUMA GOLF said: “We are delighted to further our support for England Golf, and particularly the County Golf Partnerships as they work very hard to get more people of all ages into the game. “Our philosophy at COBRA PUMA GOLF is very much about getting people to enjoy golf. By supporting important programmes like this, which are influential in the development of grass roots golf, we look forward to working in partnership to help grow the game and provide opportunities for the bright stars of the future.” Richard Flint, England Golf’s Development Manager, commented: “This is a wonderful gesture by COBRA PUMA GOLF and their gift will be of great benefit to our County Golf Partnerships and to the growing number of people who are having a go at golf.” All CGPs offer activities, such as taster sessions and coaching programmes, to attract beginners and returners to the game, particularly those aged 16 and over. Each partnership has a development officer and they build strong relationships with local golf clubs, ranges and PGA professionals. A number of partnerships are starting to work with their local universities, colleges and businesses to create even more interest in golf. This year their activities have been highlighted by the promotional Get into golf campaign.
ARCADIA, Calif. (March 3, 2016)–Making his second start following a 16 ½ month layoff, A Red Tie Day was an impressive gate to wire winner of Friday’s $60,000 Santa Anita allowance feature, as he prevailed by a half length under Mario Gutierrez while negotiating a mile and a quarter on turf in 2:01.98. Trained by Richard Baltas and owned by Bloom Racing Stable, LLC, the 6-year-old horse had been idle since Aug. 28, 2014 prior to running eighth in a mile and one eighth turf allowance here on Feb. 7.“I told Mario to go to the lead, but if they want it really bad, then let them have it,” said Baltas. “Speed is holding and it seems like his best races have come when he’s been up close.“Jeff (Bloom, owner) turned him out late in the summer of 2014. He had a little injury and then they rehabbed him and was off about a year and a half. He’s been with me for about four or five months now.”Off at 13-1 in a field of eight older horses, A Red Tie Day paid $28.40, $15.60 and $8.20.A Kentucky-bred by Indygo Shiner, A Red Tie Day collected his third win from 12 starts and with the winner’s share of $36,000, he increased his earnings to $149,265.Ridden by Flavien Prat, longshot Street Fashion saved ground at the rail while sitting a close fourth into the far turn, angled off the fence turning for home and made the winner run late as he finished a half length in front of favored China Girl Lover for the place. Off at 29-1, Street Fashion paid $25.40 and $12.60.Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, China Girl Lover was last turning for home and was gaining on the top two at the wire. Off at 9-5, he paid $2.60 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.75, 48.85, 1:13.56 and 1:37.71.There is a Pick Six carryover of $40,304 into Friday at Santa Anita. With first post time at 1 p.m., the Pick Six will begin with race three. It is expected Friday’s total Pick Six pool should approach $250,000. PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $40,304 INTO FRIDAY, TOTAL PICK SIX POOL SHOULD APPROACH $250,000
ARCADIA, Calif. – (November 4, 2016) – A crowd of 45,673, the largest for a Breeders’ Cup Friday, was on hand to witness a scintillating performance by champion mare Beholder and 3-year-old filly Songbird in the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff on the first day of the 33nd Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park.The Friday attendance was a 23% increase over Friday at Santa Anita in 2014 and a 1 percent increase over Friday at Keeneland last year.Total handle for Friday’s 10-race card was $50,935,934, a 13% increase over the 2015 non-separate pool handle figure of $44,949,165. Total handle for the four Breeders’ Cup races was $30,267,692.“Racing fans today saw a truly remarkable, championship performance by one of the legends of our sport in a classic renewal of the Breeders’ Cup Distaff,” Breeders’ Cup President and CEO Craig Fravel said. “We want to thank our hosts at Santa Anita and congratulate the connections of Beholder and all of today’s winners. We look forward to tomorrow.”2016 Friday Total handle – $50,935,9342016 Friday On-track handle – $7,178,966Friday attendance history:2015, Keeneland – 44,4972014, Santa Anita – 37,2052013, Santa Anita – 35,6332012, Santa Anita – 34,6192011, Churchill Downs – 40,6772010,Churchill Downs – 41,6142009, Santa Anita – 37,6512008, Santa Anita – 31,2572007, Monmouth Park – 27,803-30-
Brand South Africa was established in August 2002 to help create a positive and compelling brand image for South Africa.At that time, the world was unsure about what to think of South Africa, with many different messages being sent out by various sources. This did very little to build the country’s brand and it was evident that to attract tourism and investment there was a need to co-ordinate marketing initiatives to make them more effective.This led to the creation of Brand South Africa, whose main objective is the marketing of South Africa through the Brand South Africa campaign.There are many benefits to having a consolidated brand image, with the most important being that a consistent Brand South Africa message creates strategic advantages in terms of trade and tourism for the country in an increasingly competitive marketplace.VISIONTo be the authority on national identity and reputation building for the benefit of South Africa and the continent.MISSIONTo build confidence in the future of the nation by telling our inspiring South African story.PURPOSEEnsure a sustainable future for our children.STRATEGIC POSITIONINGInspire and unify civil society, business, government and the media to build the reputation of South Africa, and contribute to its global competitiveness.
13 December 2011Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has gazetted the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Amendment Bill, which aligns the various laws relating to black economic empowerment in South Africa.The Bill was tabled on Friday, and the public has 60 days to comment on it. The gazetting of the Amendment Bill follows recommendations made by the Presidential B-BBEE Advisory Council.The amendments also aim to establish a B-BBEE Commission that will set up an institutional environment for monitoring and evaluating black economic empowerment.It also provides for the regulation of the verification industry by the Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors, while also dealing with non-compliance and circumvention by introducing offences and penalties.Davies said the B-BBEE Commission would play a critical role in supervising and promoting adherence with empowerment legislation and Codes of Good Practice, while fostering collaboration between the public and private sector in order to promote empowerment.The commission will also promote advocacy, access to opportunities, and educational programmes and initiatives of B-BBEE; and promote good governance and accountability by creating an effective and efficient environment for the implementation of B-BBEE.No room for fronting, misrepresentationThe Bill introduces offences in several acts of “fronting”, including misrepresenting or attempting to misrepresent a company’s empowerment status, and providing false information in order to secure a particular B-BBEE status.Offences in terms of the Bill will be punishable by fines or imprisonment, Davies said.The Bill also introduces specific statutory offences involving fronting and other forms of fraudulent misrepresentation of empowerment status and the specification of penalties and blacklisting of entities and/or management for those offences.The Bill further empowers the Special Investigations Unit to investigate all offences involving fronting or corruption committed by both the public and private sector.Source: BuaNews