Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On Monday, November 25, 2019, the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter awarded 34 new members their Greenhand FFA Degree. The Greenhand Degree is awarded to first year members of the FFA, and is the first award that can be received. Each member awarded received a pin to be worn on their FFA jacket and a certificate of achievement. Noah Smith, State FFA Secretary of the Ohio FFA Association, was the guest speaker.In order to receive the Greenhand FFA Degree the members must be enrolled in an agriculture class, have plans for a Supervised Agricultural Experience Program, learned and explained the FFA Creed, Motto, Salute, Mission Statement, Code of Ethics and uses of the FFA Jacket, Colors, and Emblem, and demonstrated an understanding of the FFA’s history, chapter constitution and by-laws. The Greenhand FFA Degree is the first of four degrees that an FFA member can earn.The students earning the degree were Madison Avey, Lauren Barnes, Isaac Beal, Sydney Brittain, Luke Brunke, Keyara Davis, Ashlee Deaton, Ella Demmitt, Katelynn Dill, Dottie Everett, Alex Fergerson, Ethan Fine, Megan Gilliland, Kylie Haught, Caleb Hostetter, Trevor Karnehm, Keira Kirby, Trenton Maxson, Jillian Niswonger, Matthew Osting, Ethan Paulus, Annabelle Penny, Abigail Purtee, Mason Richhart, Adilyn Richter, Sera Rush, Kendal Staley, Sumsaar Thapa, Spencer Triplett, Alivia Wade, Dylan Williams, Elijah Willmeth, Dustin Winner, and Braden Zekas.
Tags:#mobile#web The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement marshall kirkpatrick The iOS version 4.3 will not include a wifi hotspot feature by default, contrary to hopes and reports this morning, but the feature can be turned on if carriers choose. The Verizon iPhone announcement this week included news that those phones will create a cloud of wifi accessible by nearby laptops and other devices. Current iPhone owners hoped that AT&T would allow them to use the same feature. A just-released beta version Apple posted for developers this afternoon includes no such feature. A screenshot (below) from blogger Tom Warren in the UK, however, shows that he’s prompted to set up wifi sharing through his carrier, Vodafone.Why is a wifi cloud such a big deal? Because the ability to access the internet from anywhere feels right around the corner, now that we have these powerful mobile sources of connectivity in our pockets. Carriers would like to insist we either pay an exorbitant sum every month, or continue to feel like we’re pounding our heads against the inside of a cave. It’s maddening.AT&T, presumably, will continue to insist that its US customers pay a high price for service that feels more limited all the time. AT&T has struggled to deal with the bandwidth of extensive iPhone data use, but as Verizon steps up to the plate – it says it can handle the demand. It’s a bold step to stand alone as a US iPhone wifi hotspot provider in light of what’s sure to be a crush of data use.Photo: Tom WarrenOf course people willing to jailbreak their iPhones have been able to use $20 software to create a wifi cloud around their phone since at least the beginning of last year. That method is less fast and reliable than native support is hoped to be. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts read more
tennessee fans distraughtIt’s been a tough season in Knoxville. What you’ll see in the below clip pretty much sums up how Tennessee Vols fans are feeling right now.After Joshua Dobbs and Josh Malone couldn’t connect on a deep ball on 4th and 13 late in the fourth quarter, effectively ending the game, ESPN’s cameras panned to numerous UT supporters who looked depressed. The loss to Arkansas puts Tennessee at 2-3 on the year.#VolNation No words needed. pic.twitter.com/mWQLzyyazE— BigHeadSports (@BigHeadSports) October 4, 2015The honeymoon period with head coach Butch Jones is over. That’s for sure.
cardale jones auction cleats for parisThis past Saturday, Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones paid his respects to the victims of the Paris terror attacks by drawing the “Peace for Paris” symbol on his cleats. Monday, he took to Twitter to somewhat make a request of the NCAA.Jones openly wished that he could either auction off or donate his cleats to charity to benefit the victims of the attack. Check it out:Which there was a way I could auction off or donate my cleats to benefit the people in Paris pic.twitter.com/k9D8wB9wh1— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) November 16, 2015Of course, it’s against NCAA regulations to auction off apparel worn by players. That being said, just last month, the organization made an exception for LSU’s Leonard Fournette regarding the flooding in South Carolina.Could the NCAA make another exception? We’ll find out. read more
Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGJC), Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., says several housing and infrastructure developments now under way in St. James are aimed at improving the lives of residents and safeguarding their welfare. The engagements include the development of roads and water facilities, in addition to houses. Story Highlights The projects are being spearheaded by the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) in the communities of Flower Hill, Green Pond, Norwood, and Rose Heights, among other areas. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation (MEGJC), Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., says several housing and infrastructure developments now under way in St. James are aimed at improving the lives of residents and safeguarding their welfare.The projects are being spearheaded by the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) in the communities of Flower Hill, Green Pond, Norwood, and Rose Heights, among other areas.The engagements include the development of roads and water facilities, in addition to houses.Senator Charles, who visited several of the communities along with personnel from the Ministry and HAJ to assess the progress of the works, told JIS News that the undertaking also forms part of ongoing efforts to enhance the citizens’ safety and security.“What we want to ensure is that we have the completion of all of our projects… . We are highly focused on implementing in a sustainable way. We are maximising the use of every single dollar for the taxpayers in this country. We want to make sure that whatever we do is done with the right sense of connecting the dots,” he added.To this end, Senator Charles said the HAJ projects will focus on providing water access in light of the drought being experienced in sections of Jamaica.He assured that the Ministry will “continue our conversation with the community members and continue to do our assessments”, to ensure that investments in government projects are maximised.The Minister advised that similar tours are planned for communities in Trelawny and St. Ann, where HAJ projects are ongoing.He also used the opportunity to laud the HAJ, which he said “is doing some good work”, while noting that “they have articulated to me the need for more to be done”.“But I must applaud all of those hard-working members of the HAJ for the work they have been doing so for. What I saw today means that significant work has been done and is being done. My goal is just to make sure that we continue to implement in a timely manner and that whatever we do is done with a thought of sustainability,” Senator Charles added.HAJ is a wholly owned, self-funding government entity that falls under the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation in the Office of the Prime Minister. read more
zoom Everything is on track for the merger between Germany’s shipping line Hapag-Lloyd and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) to be finalized by the end of May, Hapag-Lloyd’s Spokesperson told World Maritime News.The statement was given on the back of media reports that the merger has already been signed off and that the official confirmation will be released before Hapag-Lloyd’s annual general meeting scheduled for May 29.“Currently we are preparing the integration within legal boundaries. We will issue a more extensive statement within the next two weeks,” the statement added.The merger deal was signed in July, 2016, creating a combined company with a fleet of 237 vessels with a total transport capacity of around 1.6 million TEU. The new company is expected to handle an annual transport volume of 10 million TEU and have a combined turnover of approximately USD 12 billion.Under the terms of the deal, CSAV, HGV (City of Hamburg) and Kühne Maritime would remain controlling shareholders of Hapag-Lloyd. The majority shareholders of UASC, Qatar Holding LLC and The Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, will become new key shareholders of Hapag-Lloyd holding 14 per cent and 10 per cent, respectively.Initially, the merger was planned to be completed by the end of March, however the final date was pushed as “the final preparations” took “more time than expected”.The German container shipping firm said earlier that it had obtained all merger clearances and authority approvals as well as all necessary banking approvals, and that on UASC’s side “substantially all banking approvals…have been obtained,” stressing that the transaction itself was not at risk.The statement was given amid media reports saying that the deal had been hindered by Qatar.From 2019 onwards, Hapag-Lloyd expects the merger to result in annual synergies of USD 435 million. This is offset by one-off expenses of around USD 150 million resulting from the transaction and the integration of UASC into Hapag-Lloyd.World Maritime News Staff read more
Zimmer applauds those that have written and called Federal and Provincial Ministers involved in the file. He shares, our region and residents have a right to be heard. The lack of transparency that continues to surround these Caribou Recovery Plans is deeply troubling. Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre Fort St. John FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – It has been two months since Bob Zimmer, local representatives and stakeholders began raising the alarm about plans for a potential Caribou Recovery Program in the Region.Zimmer will be hosting a Public Northern BC Caribou Closures Town Hall on February 2nd at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre in Fort St. John from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. This is an opportunity to bring the community together to discuss concerns and Zimmer hopes to get answers to questions.In Bob Zimmer’s January 21, 2019, Weekly Report, he shares that the promised public meetings with the Government have been cancelled, and future plans regarding the Caribou are still unknown. He goes on to say this could have an effect on our region, economically and recreationally. 11308 Alaska RoadFort St. John, BC V1J5T5 read more
As this matter is now before the courts no further information will be released.For more information on this story, CLICK HERE GRANDE PRAIRIE, B.C. – Update, RCMP Major Crimes North and Grande Prairie RCMP General Investigation Section have charged a suspect in relation to a homicide that occurred in Bezanson April 23, 2019.Randy Stephen Fiddler (59) has been charged with second-degree murder in the homicide of his wife Merna Fiddler (55).Fiddler remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on April 24, 2019.
London: Eating a poor quality diet, including less fruits and vegetables and more fast food, is associated with increased stress during university examinations, according to a study unveiled Tuesday. “Stress has long been implicated in poor diet. People tend to report overeating and comfort eating foods high in fat, sugar, and calories in times of stress,” said Nathalie Michels from Ghent University in Belgium. “Our findings looking at the eating habits of students during exam periods confirm this stress-induced dietary deterioration hypothesis,” said Michels, who led the study being presented at the annual European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, UK. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report”Our findings suggest that students have difficulties eating healthily and find themselves adopting bad eating habits, which over a few weeks can considerably affect your overall health and be difficult to change,” she said in a statement. The results are based on an anonymous online survey of 232 students (aged 19-22 years) recruited from several universities in Belgium. Before and after the month-long examination period in January 2017, respondents were asked to disclose their perceived stress and complete questionnaires that assessed changes to their dietary patterns and various psychosocial factors. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsThe researchers investigated the relationship between exam stress and change in dietary quality, and whether these associations were modified by psychosocial factors such as eating behaviour, food choice motive, taste preference, impulsivity, coping strategies, sedentary behaviour, and social support. During the month-long exam period, participants found it harder to stick to a healthy diet, and only a quarter fulfilled the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended 400 grammes of fruit and vegetables a day. read more
LeBron James and Co. ran over the Celtics.Since trailing the Indiana Pacers 2-1 in the Eastern Conference semifinals what seems like a few months ago now, the Miami Heat’s play has been, well, hot. Scorching hot. Unbeatable hot.That did not bode well for the Pacers the rest of that series and it did not bode well for the Boston Celtics Monday night in Game 1 of the conference finals in Miami. The results were similar to what Indiana experience: utter dominance led by the most dynamic tandem in the NBA, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.Those two were again brilliant, and the Heat took a 1-0 series lead with a 93-79 Game 1 victory.James had 32 points 13 rebounds and Wade scored 22, 10 in the fourth quarter, when Miami sealed the game. That makes four dominating games by the Heat in general and Wade and James in particular since Indiana seemingly exposed weaknesses.“Let Wade and LeBron play in extreme comfort,” Boston coach Doc Rivers said. “And then the other players hurt us, too.”Those other players included Shane Battier, who had 10 points and 10 rebounds and was usually strong defensively. And in the first half, Mike Miller contributed eight key points.Still it was tied at 46-46 at halftime. But Boston, which was led by Kevin Garnett’s 23 points and 10 rebounds and 16 points by Rajon Rondo, just did not have the foot speed to effectively handle Miami on either end of the floor.“I never thought we got into our rhythm,” River said. “And they got way too many layups. There’s no way any team should get that many layups against our defense.”Game 2 is Wednesday again in Miami. Maybe by then Boston will have figured a way to cool off the Heat. read more