Facebook Twitter Previous articleDairy Margin Coverage Program Enrollment for 2021 Opens Oct. 13Next articleNew Harvest Forecast Offers Green Light Through the Weekend on the HAT Friday Podcast Eric Pfeiffer Facebook Twitter SHARE Will Remains of Hurricane Delta Reach Indiana? Home Indiana Agriculture News Will Remains of Hurricane Delta Reach Indiana? SHARE Audio Playerhttps://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2020/10/harvest-wx-100920-wrap.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Good harvest conditions should continue through the weekend. That according to HAT Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin in the latest harvest weather forecast brought to you by Beck’s, dedicated to serving a community of farmers who love what they do and are proud to be farmers at heart; First Farmer’s Bank and Trust, proudly serving local farmers and agribusiness for 135 years; and by the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance.While the weekend looks promising, Martin says next week looks a bit uncertain.“We’ve been talking all along about a cool front coming in from the west and northwest likely in the Tuesday timeframe…Moisture out of that, anywhere from a tenth or 2 on the low end to maybe half or 3 quarters on the top end. It just depends on if we see any thunderstorms come together.”Martin says the bigger wild card next week will be the remains of Hurricane Delta.“I still believe the heart of this circulation is going to sit south over parts of Tennessee and Kentucky. That might throw some clouds up into southern Indiana, but we should steer clear of the big rain potential. However, with any kind of northern push of that at all, it’s going to do two things. First of all, it will bring a better chance of moisture into southern and central Indiana. And 2: it’s going to slow down the progression of that front that we talked about for Tuesday maybe pushing it back into Wednesday. So, really, all eyes here over the next 48 hours are going to be on Delta and where she wants to go.”Martin’s forecast calls for dry conditions the second half of next week; however, “We’re also going to be seeing much cooler air in here. So, while we dry down, evaporation may not be quite as spectacular as what we’ve grown accustomed to over the past few days here. I think we have harvest potential but it’s going to be a slower go.”Martin’s full Indiana Farm Forecast can be heard every weekday in the HAT podcast found at hoosieragtoday.com and on iTunes. By Eric Pfeiffer – Oct 8, 2020
Bids for extra places were assessed on the quality of each provider, including their rates of continuation and graduate employment outcomes. In total there were 3,859 eligible bids from 38 providers for additional places on courses of strategic importance. All bids that met the set criteria have been accepted.Bids for healthcare courses in England totalled 5,611 and the Department for Health and Social care have accepted all additional places.The allocation of places announced today follows the introduction of temporary student number controls, in which institutions were given the opportunity to bid for 10,000 additional places – at least 5,000 for healthcare courses and 5,000 for courses of strategic importance. DfE enquiries General enquiries – for members of the public 0370 000 2288 The coronavirus will not stop us from boosting growth in vital subjects like science, engineering, and maths. These courses not only deliver some of the best outcomes for students, they will also be integral to driving innovation, helping our public services and building the skills the country needs. Central newsdesk – for journalists 020 7783 8300 Extra university places for engineering, science and nursing courses have been made available for September, the Universities Minister has announced today.Michelle Donelan has confirmed that the Government has approved over 9,000 additional places at UK universities for courses that will deliver vital services, support the economy and generate positive outcomes for students and the taxpayer.As part of the Government’s aim to drive an increase in science and innovation and encourage STEM subject take-up, it has approved more than 1,300 extra university places for engineering courses, 756 places for bio-sciences and almost 500 for maths courses.A total of 5,611 places for healthcare courses have also been allocated at universities in England to support the NHS, with 3,803 of these additional places going to nursing courses.Last month the Prime Minister stated that investing in skills is crucial to our economic recovery post-coronavirus.Today’s announcement will not only help thousands more people gain knowledge that will help them progress in life, but also to help rebuild Britain.Universities Minister Michelle Donelan said:
Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris of St. Kitts/Nevis says the Barbados based Regional Security System (RSS) has been invited to deploy forces across the federation.In an address to the nation late Saturday, Harris said this is yet another initiative undertaken by his administration to enhance the safety and security of all persons on St. Kitts and Nevis.Aim to reduce crime“ We are concerned that there must be a reduction in the incidences of criminal acts in our country. In this regard, we have over time engaged civil society and our security forces in conversations about what can and should be done,” the Prime Minister said.He also disclosed that after consultation with the police high command and other technocrats in the Ministry of National Security, the Cabinet approved a recommendation to invite the RSS.Additional manpower“The High Command of the Police has advised that the Force would benefit from additional manpower at this time. The shortage of manpower affects the ability of the Police to properly execute their strategic plan and has prompted the call from them for the RSS to augment the number of security personnel on the ground.”The RSS forces began arriving last week “and will continue to arrive into St. Kitts and Nevis in sufficient numbers to assist our ongoing efforts at ensuring citizen safety and security,” Harris said. He said RSS members are already deployed throughout the communities with local national security personnel, and it is believed that their presence will help local law enforcement to expand the extent of their coverage of the country.Will remain as long as needed “This deployment of the RSS to St. Kitts and Nevis demonstrates yet another example of the Team Unity Government’s commitment to ensure the safety and security of you, our beloved citizens and residents of St. Kitts and Nevis. The RSS will remain in St. Kitts and Nevis for as long as necessary until the security forces advise that their presence is no longer required,” he said. St. Kitts Nevis is a member of the RSS and financially contributes to support the functioning of the regional security mechanism. “That membership and financial contribution oblige the RSS to assist the Federation when necessary. It is yet another available security asset and my Government will not hesitate to utilize all assets at our disposal to further the peace and security of our country,” Harris noted. The Prime Minister also said that the Government continues to appeal to young Kittitians and Nevisians to take advantage of the career opportunities in Serving their Country as police officers.He assured citizens that public safety and security “are my Government’s highest priorities and no stone shall be left unturned and no effort or expense spared in ensuring that all Kittitians and Nevisians and all who call St. Kitts and Nevis home are safe and secure.”
United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann has left all-time leading scorer Landon Donovan off his final roster for the World Cup.Klinsmann surprisingly revealed his final 23-man roster on Thursday afternoon and sprung a massive surprise when he omitted Donovan from the squad.“It has been an honor and privilege to have represented the US National Team in three World Cups,” Donovan said on his official Facebook page late Thursday evening.“I was looking forward to playing in Brazil, as you can imagine, I am very disappointed with today’s decision.”Donovan had appeared poised to feature in his fourth consecutive World Cup after working his way back into Klinsmann’s plans during the CONCACAF Gold Cup last summer, but Klinsmann hinted at the difficult road ahead last week when he suggested he saw Donovan as a forward, not a midfielder, as he unveiled his 30-man preliminary roster.Klinsmann eventually opted to leave Donovan off his squad, with Jozy Altidore,Aron Johannsson and Chris Wondolowski all included in his place. Donovan joined defenders Brad Evans, Clarence Goodson and Michael Parkhurst, midfielder Joe Corona and Maurice Edu and forward Terrence Boydas the players to miss out.The cuts ensured Klinsmann will take a youthful squad to the World Cup withJohn Anthony Brooks, Julian Green and DeAndre Yedlin all named in the final 23-man roster.“It’s an exciting moment when you have narrowed the roster down as a coaching staff, and these 23 players that you’ve chosen can focus now purely on Brazil,” Klinsmann said.“We can go into more specific things about technical approaches, and about the opponents. For the players, it’s very important to know that they are now part of it and they can relax and know they are on the list going to Brazil and taking it from there. After almost 10 days of work right now, we thought the point has come to make the decision.”The United States men’s national team will play three friendlies before their departure to Brazil. The United States will host Azerbaijan at Candlestick Park in San Francisco on May 27.Klinsmann’s squad will then face Turkey on June 1 and Nigeria on June 7 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida.United States’ 23-man World Cup roster:Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando(Real Salt Lake).Defenders: DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Nurnberg),Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC). Midfielders: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Mix Diskerud(Rosenborg), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Jermaine Jones (Besiktas), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City).Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Aron Johannsson (AZ Alkmaar), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes).
McKINLEYVILLE >> For the second straight week at Panther Field, there was a team putting up a big-time point total just a few short minutes into the game. Unfortunately for the hometown Panthers, it wasn’t a repeat of last week’s Big 5 opener.All three phases of the game — offense, defense and special teams — scored touchdowns as part of a 35-point first quarter for the Del Norte High football team stormed to a 75-13 win over McKinleyville on Friday night.“It was executing and getting that …
Basking in the glory of his Oscar-winning film Life of Pi , Delhi boy Suraj Sharma has landed a new project in Hollywood.Disney has cast Suraj in its upcoming venture, Million Dollar Arm, a drama that accounts the real- life story of two baseball stars of Indian origin whose talent was spotted on a reality TV show.Suraj will play one of the lead roles while the hunt is on for another Indian actor to play the other baseball star.A still from Life of PiMillion Dollar Arm will be directed by Craig Gillespie, best known for his 2007 satire Lars and the Real Girl starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Mortimer.The film will also star Jon Hamm, popular as Don Draper on the television show Mad Men. Hamm will play sport agent JB Bernstein, who had launched a reality show in India named Million Dollar Arm to search for a good baseball pitcher.Two winners of the show in its 2008 season, Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel, were subsequently signed to play for Pittsburgh Pirates. The film will narrate their tale, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Disney plans to shoot part of the film in India. Filming is scheduled to start in May, in several locations in and around Mumbai.A still from Life of PiSuraj, whose role in Ang Lee’s Life of Pi won global acclaim last year. He recently won the whackily- titled Best Scared As Sh* t Performance at the MTV Awards for his role in Lee’s film.He also won the Best Youth in Film trophy at the Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards this year besides being nominated at the BAFTA Awards for the role.advertisement
October 20, 2008 This continues the report from the “Jump Now” exhibition. [see previous postings on 9/24, 10/15 and 10/17/08]. Two of Paolo Soleri’s Arcology models were sent to Suwon-Seoul, South-Korea, for this exhibition. One of them is the URBIS ET ORBIS Space Arcology model, here displayed at the Nam June Paik Art Center. All the exhibiton photos came from Soleri Archives Director Tomiaki Tamura, who traveled to Korea especially to supervise the installation of this model. This continues the report from the “Jump Now” exhibition. [see previous postings on 9/24, 10/15 and 10/17/08]. Two of Paolo Soleri’s Arcology models were sent to Suwon-Seoul, South-Korea, for this exhibition. One of them is the URBIS ET ORBIS Space Arcology model, here displayed at the Nam June Paik Art Center. All the exhibiton photos came from Soleri Archives Director Tomiaki Tamura, who traveled to Korea especially to supervise the installation of this model. [Photo: tt & text: sa] The URBIS ET ORBIS model weighs over 360 lbs and is wired with a 4-channel sequential chaser that creates a rotation of lights. [Tomiaki] “The space model installation was a challenge, but done successfully to hang in an open mezzanine level space.” [Photo: tt & text: tt,sa] This photo was taken at the Cosanti Foundry, when the model was first completed. It was built for the TWO SUNS Exhibition, featured by Xerox Coorporation at the Xerox Square Exhibit Center in Rochester, NY, in 1975. URBIS ET ORBIS: Prompted by renewed interest in space colonization, Paolo Soleri re-examined his concept of an orbiting arcology and in 1975 developed this version: URBIS ET ORBIS. In this model, the climate extremes of space have transformed the arcology into a totally protective envelope. Rotating on its five-kilometer axis, the arcology incorporates seven cylindrical landscapes, one inside another, ranging from water and materials storage in the regions closest to the landscape where gravity approaches that of earth, to a highly technological landscape in the center where gravity is near zero. Surface area, of all the landscapes together, is some 300 kilometers. [Photo: Ivan Pintar & text: Cosanti Foundation, sa]
Apple, whose streaming service has rapidly grown but still has only half the paid subscribers of Spotify, said that Shazam has consistently been one of the most popular items on its App Store.The two companies did not disclose financial terms. The technology news sites Recode and TechCrunch, quoting unnamed sources, both put the deal at around $400 million.The market signaled its approval, with Apple share prices jumping 2.0 percent, well outpacing the 0.2 percent rise on the Dow Jones Industrial Average.”Apple Music and Shazam are a natural fit, sharing a passion for music discovery and delivering great music experiences to our users,” Apple said in a statement.London-based Shazam said in a separate statement: “We can’t imagine a better home for Shazam to enable us to continue innovating and delivering magic for our users.”Shazam, which was founded in 1999 in the early age of online music, has offered a solution to a longtime agony of listeners—putting a name to elusive songs. With a click, the app identifies tracks playing on the radio, at parties or as background music.But Shazam has struggled to find a way to make money off its technology, even as it said that it had reached one billion downloads on smartphones last year.Shazam only recently announced it had become profitable, thanks to advertising and steering traffic to other sites such as Spotify and Apple Music.The technology is also no longer quite as novel, with Shazam facing rivals such as SoundHound and with smartphones capable of ever more advanced recognition functions.Mark Mulligan, who writes a popular blog on the music industry, described Shazam as “cool tech without a business model” and said Apple was a rare player that could bring out the app’s value.Facing tough competitionThe world’s most valuable publicly traded company, Apple earns most of its revenue from iPhones but has also found it vital to be seen on the cutting edge culturally.Apple, which revolutionized online music a generation earlier with iTunes, in 2015 launched Apple Music as the market turns to streaming, which offers unlimited on-demand listening.Apple said in September that the service had more than 30 million subscribers—a quick rise, but still trailing Spotify.Spotify—which has emphasized a barebones, user-friendly interface instead of unique features—said it had 60 million paying users as of July and 80 million more on its free tier.And with streaming experiencing rapid growth, competition has become even fiercer.Retail giant Amazon seized on its vast consumer reach as it launched its own streaming service last year. YouTube, the video-sharing behemoth owned by Apple’s rival Google, also has its own music streaming platform and recent reports said it was looking to launch a new paid subscription package next year.Tech battle turns to servicesShazam has already proven it can be woven into another service. A year ago, it formed a partnership with SnapChat, the youth-driven social media platform whose videos evaporate, with users able to “snap” to friends the music they discover around them on Shazam.Neil Saunders, managing director of GlobalData Retail, said the Shazam sale “underlines the fact that the battle of the technology companies is firmly moving beyond hardware and into services.””This is a good move for Apple that helps to consolidate its already strong position in music content. It won’t be the last takeover of a tech firm by these big giants,” he said.Apple has already invested in buying big-name music brands, in 2014 paying an eye-popping $3 billion for Beats Electronics, the headphones, speaker and streaming brand of rapper Dr. Dre.Soon afterward, it bought Semetric, a British company that tracks music consumption on behalf of labels and artists. Apple said that song recognition app Shazam has consistently been one of the most popular items on its App Store Explore further Seeking music edge, Apple buys song recognition app Shazam (Update) This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2018 AFP Apple said Monday that it would buy leading song recognition app Shazam in a fresh bid to secure an edge in the intensifying battle of streaming services. Citation: Seeking music edge, Apple buys song recognition app Shazam (2018, January 15) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-music-edge-apple-song-recognition.html