By Andy Eubank – Sep 28, 2012 Indiana Corn, Soybean, and Wheat Stocks All Up SHARE Corn stocks in all positions on September 1, 2012 in Indiana totaled 68.1 million bushels, up 17 percent from last year. On-farm corn stocks totaled 17.5 million bushels, up 30 percent from the previous year. Off-farm corn stocks totaled 50.6 million bushels, up 13 percent from 2011. Soybean stocks in all positions totaled 11.5 million bushels, up 8 percent from last year. On-farm soybean stocks totaled 1.8 million bushels, down 12 percent from September 1, 2011.Indiana off-farm soybean stocks totaled 9.8 million bushels, up 12 percent from the previous year. Wheat stocks in all positions totaled 45.8 million bushels, up 22 percent from last year. On-farm wheat stocks totaled 1.6 million bushels, 16 percent below 2011. Off-farm wheat stocks totaled 44.2 million bushels, up 24 percent from September 1, 2011. Off-farm oat stocks totaled 108 thousand bushels, up 35 percent from a year ago.Nationally, old crop corn stocks in all positions on September 1, 2012 totaled 988 million bushels, down 12 percent from September 1, 2011. Of the total stocks, 314 million bushels are stored on farms, down slightly from a year earlier. Off-farm stocks, at 675 million bushels, are down 17 percent from a year ago. The June – August 2012 indicated disappearance is 2.16 billion bushels, compared with 2.54 billion bushels during the same period last year.U.S. old crop soybeans stored in all positions on September 1, 2012 totaled 169 million bushels, down 21 percent from September 1, 2011. Soybean stocks stored on farms totaled 38.3 million bushels, down 21 percent from a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 131 million bushels, are down 21 percent from last September. Indicated disappearance for June – August 2012 totaled 498 million bushels, up 23 percent from the same period a year earlier.Based on an analysis of end-of-marketing year stock estimates, disappearance data for exports and crushings, and farm program administrative data, the 2011 soybean production is revised to 3.09 billion bushels, up 37.5 million bushels from the previous estimate. Planted area is revised up 70,000 acres. Harvested area is revised up 140,000 acres to 73.8 million acres. The 2011 yield, at 41.9 bushels per acre, is up 0.4 bushel from the previous estimate. A table with 2011 acreage, yield, and production estimates by States is included on page 17 of this report.Nationally, all wheat stored in all positions on September 1, 2012 totaled 2.10 billion bushels, down 2 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks are estimated at 573 million bushels, down 9 percent from last September. Off-farm stocks, at 1.53 billion bushels, are up 1 percent from a year ago. The June – August 2012 indicated disappearance is 908 million bushels, up 27 percent from the same period a year earlier.Source: Indiana NASS Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Corn, Soybean, and Wheat Stocks All Up SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleCorn Stocks Down 12 Percent from September 2011Next articleNRCS Advises Keeping Crop Residue To Avoid Erosion Problems Andy Eubank
Linkedin Senior service program kept alive by community leadership Facebook Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Chris Rioshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-rios/ ReddIt + posts Fiction writer Aryn Kyle read short stories from her book “Boys and Girls Like You and Me” to both students and the public Wednesday night. Twitter printA Fort Worth school is up for national recognition for its success in working with urban youth.McLean Middle School is one of 22 schools nationally and one of four in Fort Worth to be nominated for the 2016 National Excellence in Urban Education award.The award presented by the National Center of Urban Schools Transformation (NCUT) recognizes schools with a significant urban population who can prove that their school has maintained high standards in academics, attendance and faculty instruction.The center reviews the school’s previous two years of test scores and academics along with video submissions and an essay from the principle.The NCUT also evaluates the success of students learning English as a second language as well as families of students with low income, among other categories.McLean has won state awards before, but this is the first time they have been recognized on a national scale.Principle Melissa Bryan said her faculty has been working hard and that she is excited for the opportunity for that work to be recognized.She added that McClean has always had a high standard for academic excellence, despite many kids being economically disadvantaged. More than 60 percent of students at McLean qualify for either free or reduced lunch.She also said she is looking forward to the award committee seeing the work that the faculty is doing with the students.Megan Ngo, a science teacher at McLean, said it is their rigorous curriculum and teaching style that is what has lead to the school’s success.Bryan agrees with Ngo.“My faculty could match up against any faculty in the nation,” Bryan said. “It’s our teachers that really make the difference.”In late February the the award committee will visit the four schools that have been nominated from Fort Worth. The visit will include interviewing teachers and students about their learning experiences at McLean.Bryan said winning the award would mean a lot to her and the rest of the faculty, but more importantly, the community and the parents of the students.The committee will award either bronze, silver or gold grades to the finalist in March. The Silver Award schools receive a check for $2,500 and are eligible to receive the Gold Award in their category. Previous articleSwimming & diving team signs 8-year-old Nathan LinNext articleMeals on Wheels seeks volunteers Chris Rios RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Western culture in the Stockyards gives exposure to rising actor Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Linkedin Western culture in the Stockyards gives exposure to rising actor Facebook Chris Rioshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-rios/ Beach Volleyball aims to push program further in fourth season with annual ‘Purple and White Scrimmage’ Chris Rios Chris Rioshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-rios/ Twitter Chris Rioshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-rios/ ReddIt
Community News 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it New Officers and Board Members for the Pasadena Community Access Corp. (Pasadena Media), www.pasadenamedia.org, began serving terms for the 2014-15 year effective immediately with the start of the new fiscal year in July 2014. Mr. George E. Falardeau, Senior Vice President, Real Estate & Operations, for Pasadenaâ€™s Art Center College of Design, assumed the leadership role as Board Chair and President.Mr. Falardeau replaces Ms. Lizelle S. Brandt. Ms. Brandt, who served on the Board as Mayor Bill Bogaardâ€™s appointee since July 2011, recently relocated outside Pasadena. She was replaced by Gail Schaper-Gordon, effective July 2014.â€œLizelle served with distinction, helping to lead Pasadena Media from a policy perspective while Executive Director Keri Stokstad relocated daily operations and built a new, all-digital studio to better serve Pasadena,â€ Mr. Falardeau said. â€œWe are grateful to Lizelle for her leadership to Pasadena.â€The 2014-15 Board of Directors and Officers are:â€¢ George Falardeau, District 1, Board Chair & Presidentâ€¢ Thomas Majich, District 2â€¢ Robert Oltman, District 3â€¢ Harald Zechner, District 4, Vice Chair & Vice Presidentâ€¢ Yuny Parada, District 5â€¢ Timothy F. Winter, District 6, Treasurerâ€¢ Hoyt Hilsman, District 7â€¢ Gail Schaper-Gordon, Mayorâ€™s Representativeâ€¢ Beth Leyden, PUSD Representative, Secretaryâ€¢ Robert B. Miller, PCC Representative; Senior Vice President/Asst. Superintendent Pasadena City Collegeâ€¢ William Boyer, City Managerâ€™s Representative; City PIO & KPAS Executive Producerâ€¢ Keri Stokstad, Pasadena Media Executive Director & Arroyo Channel RepresentativePasadena Mediaâ€™s new TV and media facilities at 150 S. Los Robles Ave., Suite 101, opened April 2, 2014. The modern, 6,000-square-foot facility provides local independent TV producers with a multi-set studio and the latest in virtual meeting room studio equipment, editing facilities, conference space, and training areas, including new digital video upgrades, cameras and equipment. In addition to TV production, the new facilities can be rented out for special events.Pasadena Media is one of three operating companies of the City of Pasadena. Pasadena Media serves as the umbrella organization helping to oversee local operations of the Cityâ€™s Public, Education and Government cable TV access channels, including KPAS (City of Pasadena); Arroyo Channel (public access); KLRN, (PUSD) and KPCC-TV (PCC). Board members are appointed by City Council members, or as a representative of the agency that uses one of the four PEG stations. Meeting schedules and agendas are posted online at www.pasadenamedia.org.â€œI am honored to have such a dynamic, talented board and I look forward to working with them to achieve great things for the organization and for our community,â€ Executive Director Stokstad said.About Pasadena MediaPasadena Community Access Corporation (PCAC) dba Pasadena Media is a component unit, nonprofit 501(c)3 public benefit corporation recognized under Nonprofit Benefit Corporation Law for charitable purposes. 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Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website HerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Subscribe 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Alicia N. Ponzio, In a Still Field, bronze, 51 x 40 x 20 inchesTeresa Oaxaca, Alla Prima, oil on linen-mounted Dibond, 20 x 16 inchesAmerican Legacy Fine Arts explores the philosophy of “unconscious reasoning” with Intuition: A Focus on Women Artists, a group exhibition showcasing the works of five revered artists, on view at the private gallery in Pasadena from May 7 to 28, 2016.A reception with the participating artists – sculptor Alicia N. Ponzio and painters Jean LeGassick, Jennifer Moses, Teresa Oaxaca and Amy Sidrane – will be held on the opening day of the exhibition from 4 to 6 p.m. Prior to the reception, LeGassick, one of the nation’s most prominent female plein air painters, will give an artist talk on her work from 2 to 4 p.m.The nature of intuition – and its power – has inspired discussions since ancient times. Often associated with enhanced aesthetic and creative potential, this instinctive ability is generally considered a more feminine trait in Western society.“With Intuition: A Focus on Women Artists, American Legacy Fine Arts reveals how this heightened and developed sensitivity based on life experiences cultivates the artistic process,” says Elaine Adams, the gallery director. “By spotlighting five nationally renowned women artists, we can examine how they rely on their intuition to initiate a visual dialogue with the viewer, as they convey spontaneous moments of inspiration gained by observing nature and humanity with empathy and keen insight.”In discussing how intuition informs her work, participating artist Sidrane adds, “Visual art through painting reveals characteristics of my deeper nature. Consequently, my paintings say what my words can not.”American Legacy Fine Arts is located in the tranquil Pasadena neighborhood near the world-famous Rose Bowl. Gallery hours are by appointment 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Art enthusiasts interested in viewing the exhibition may schedule appointments by either calling (626) 577-7733 or emailing [email protected] The exhibition may also be viewed at the gallery’s website, americanlegacyfinearts.com. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Community News Visual Arts American Legacy Fine Arts Presents Intuition: A Focus on Women Artists, A Group Exhibition Spotlighting Five Preeminent Fine Artists On View from May 7 to 28, the Display Probes the Nature and Powerof this Ancient Philosophy on the Artistic Process From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 | 1:17 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Make a comment
Facebook Twitter BBB: Romance scams: Avoid finding love in all the wrong places Twitter Facebook By admin – February 11, 2018 Heather Massey is the Regional Director of the Better Business Bureau in the Permian Basin. Check out www.bbb.org or call 563-1880. BBB Scam TrackerOnline dating and social media have made it easier than ever to meet new people and find potential dates. Unfortunately, it has made scammers’ work simpler too. Con artists create compelling backstories, and full-fledged identities, then trick you into falling for someone who doesn’t even exist. This form of deception is known as “catfishing.”Most romance scams start with fake profiles on dating sites created by stealing photos and text from real accounts or elsewhere. Scammers often claim to be in the military or working overseas to explain why they can’t meet you in person. Over a period of time, the scammer builds a fake relationship with you, exchanging photos and romantic messages, even talking on the phone or through a webcam.Just when the relationship seems to be getting serious, your new sweetheart has a health issue or family emergency or wants to plan a visit. No matter the story, the request is the same: they need money. But after you send money, there’s another request and then another. Or the scammer stops communicating altogether.According to the Federal Trade Commission, there were over 14,000 romance scam reports to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2016. This is more than triple the nearly 4,500 reports made just a few years back in 2012.To avoid any heartbreak, BBB warns of these red flags in a catfish scam:Pressure to leave the dating site. The scammer immediately suggests moving the conversation to text message or your personal email. Also, watch out for profiles that message you immediately after being matched, mainly on dating apps.Hasty expressions of love. They express instant feelings of love, although they have very little knowledge of you.Change of plans. They make plans to visit, but are unexpectedly prevented by a traumatic event or a business deal gone sour. Some may say they’re out of the country for business or on deployment.Requests for money. They make multiple requests for more money, and may even test you and ask for a little at first, and then continue to ask for larger amounts. In some cases, the scammer sends you money and requests you transfer it to another account. If it’s a sudden major expense, that’s a red flag. Don’t wire money if you’re asked to cover travel costs, medical emergencies, hotel bills, hospital bills for a child or relative or visas and other official documents.If you come across any suspicious activity or are a victim of a romance scam, file a Scam Tracker report at bbb.org/scamtracker and the FBI at ic3.gov. WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Previous articleA SHARP LIFE: Meal etiquette for travelers to ‘the happiest place on earth’Next articleMATTER OF RECORD: Feb. 1 through Feb. 9 admin WhatsApp Pinterest
NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published By News Highland – November 18, 2011 WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Facebook Mc Conalogue, Mc Hugh and Byrne meet to show united front on A5 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Claim MLA Byrne and Donegal TD’s…Joe Byrne SDLP MLA for West Tyrone hosted a meeting in Strabane on Thursday evening to discuss issues surrounding the construction of the A5 WTC road through the North West. Attending the meeting were TD’s, Joe McHugh (FG) of Donegal North East and Charlie McConalogue (FF) also from Donegal North East.The purpose of this meeting was to agree on a joint approach in continuing with an intensive lobby to get the A5 roads project started as soon as possible. Joe Byrne said, “For the last ten days I have been in touch with many politicians on both sides of the border and with many Government officials in the North and South regarding this project. This roads project is the most important capital investment infrastructure scheme for the people of Donegal, Derry and Tyrone”.This jointly funded project is the most significant economic project resulting from cross border Co-Operation arising from the Good Friday Agreement and the Saint Andrews Talks.Deputy McHugh confirmed that he has formally contacted the Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Mr. Pat Colgan from the SEUPB (Special EU Programmes Body) in his capacity as co chair of the British/Irish Parliamentary Assembly, with support from Padraig MacLochlain TD.Charlie McConalogue said, “I would like to thank Joe Byrne for organising the meeting and for his approach to ensuring the A5 project continues according to the original plans. It is absolutely crucial at this stage in my view that the project can start and that the Northern Executive funds remain committed to it so that the Irish Government can match the funding, albeit over a longer time scale”.In conclusion Joe Byrne said “This project is the acid test for North/South cross border co-operation of a practical and meaningful level for the people of the North West. Finally, the Northern Ireland Executive must not divert the earmarked capital funds for the A5 project to other parts of the North. This road is crucial for the future economic development of the North West”. WhatsApp The statement in full“UNITED WE STAND” on the A5 road… Pinterest Two Donegal North East TDs have combined with a West Tyrone MLA in a bid to ensure that the pressure is kept on both governnments to deliver the A5 upgrade.Fine Gael’s Joe Mc Hugh and Fianna Fail’s Charlie Mc Conalogue met with the SDLP’s Joe Byrne in Strabane last night and pledged to keep a united front on the issue.Joe Byrne says while Deputies Mc Conalogue and Mc Hugh are pursuing the issue in the Dail, he’ll be keeping up the pressure in the Assembly……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/joeb10.mp3[/podcast] Previous articleThree Civic Amenity Sites to be taken over by private contractorNext articlePaul Hannigan rejects figures showing he earns more than the Taoiseach News Highland Google+ Google+ Newsx Adverts Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week
ABC News(JERSEY CITY, N.J.) — A New Jersey police officer and three people were killed after an hours-long gun battle prompted by what officials believe was a “target” attack.The slain officer was shot at the Bay View Cemetery in Jersey City, allegedly by two suspects, who then fled to a Jewish supermarket at Wilkinson Avenue and Martin Luther King Dr. in Jersey City, police said.When officers arrived to the second location, the suspects allegedly opened fire with high-powered rifles, Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly told reporters at a news conference.The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed that the officer died after he was transported to a nearby hospital. Three civilians inside the supermarket were also killed and one other civilian was injured, officials said.The suspects then retreated to the supermarket and allegedly continued to fire at responding officers. Two other police officers were shot, one in the shoulder and one in the body, and they have both been released from the hospital, Kelly said.Another officer was injured by shrapnel, police said. No other citizens who were in the area at the time were shot, Kelly said.Both suspects were found dead inside the store, police said. Preliminary investigations indicated that the shooters targeted the location they attacked, according to the city’s mayor.“Based on our initial investigation (which is ongoing) we now believe the active shooters targeted the location they attacked,” Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop tweeted Tuesday evening. “Due to an excess of caution the community may see additional police resources in the days/weeks ahead. We have no indication there are any further threats.”A stolen U-Haul vehicle has been taken from the scene and is being examined by a bomb squad because investigators believe it may contain an “incendiary device,” Kelly said.Several SWAT officers on the scene were seen barricading themselves behind cars as several gunshots went off in the neighborhood, live video showed.The heavy gunfire continued for more than an hour. All law enforcement units “within earshot” responded to the scene, including the FBI; Port Authority; the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) bureau; and all surrounding municipalities, Kelly said.Nearby schools were placed on lock down until 4:15 p.m., according to the New Jersey School District. All students are accounted for.The deceased officer was identified as Detective Joseph Seals, who was part of the Jersey City Police Department’s ceasefire unit, Kelly said. Seals was in plain clothes when he was shot, Kelly said.Seals was the department’s “leading police officer for removing guns from the street,” Kelly said, adding that he was responsible for removing “dozens and dozens” of firearms.In addition to the drug connection, Seals may have been interested in the two suspects who ultimately shot and killed him because of a weekend homicide, according to law enforcement sources.On Saturday, around 10 p.m., police in nearby Bayonne found a Jersey City man, identified as Michael Rumberger, in the trunk of a Lincoln Town Car. The crime had not been immediately solved.Seals is survived by a wife and five children, Mayor Fulop told reporters. He had been with the department since 2006 and was promoted to detective in the last few years.New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said in a statement Tuesday afternoon that the situation “remains fluid.”“Please keep the officers of the Jersey City Police Department in your thoughts and prayers as they work to resolve the situation,” Grewal said. “We remain, as always, extraordinarily grateful for their service and their sacrifice.”New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has been briefed on the shootout, he said in a statement.“Our thoughts and prayers are with the men and women of the Jersey City Police Department, especially with the officers shot during this standoff, and with the residents and schoolchildren currently under lockdown,” Murphy said.President Donald Trump is also monitoring the situation, according to the White House.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Tags: Justin Bean/Mountain West/Utah State Aggies Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Justin Bean had 13 points and 13 rebounds as Utah State won its eighth consecutive game, rolling past New Mexico 82-46.Neemias Queta added 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Aggies. Makuach Maluach led the Lobos with 13 points. January 9, 2021 /Sports News – Local Bean carries Utah St. over New Mexico 82-46 Written by Associated Press
Somerville College have this morning announced the election of Baroness Royall of Blaisdon as their new principal, replacing the outgoing Dr Alice Prochaska after a seven-year term. The appointment of a female principal keeps with tradition at the former women’s college, where the role has never been held by a man.In an email to students Andrew Parker, Chairman of the Selection Committee, described the search as “thorough and exhaustive”. He said that the recruitment consultants Maloney’s had made contact with around 400 potential candidates. Baroness Royall previously earned praise from members of the Oxford community following the publication of her report into anti-semitism at Oxford University Labour Club. Royall concluded that there was no evidence that the club was institutionally anti-Semitic, but acknowledged a “cultural problem in which behaviour and language that would once have been intolerable is now tolerated”. Baroness Royall said: “It is a pleasure and a privilege to have been appointed as the next Principal of Somerville. I look forward to working with academics, staff and students to build on the work of Alice Prochaska in this wonderful college where teaching and research of the highest quality are celebrated. “I am proud that I will be part of a vibrant community that is meeting the challenges of today whilst finding solutions to the problems of tomorrow. “My aim is to ensure academic excellence whilst reaching out to young people with potential from all backgrounds so that our future leaders will reflect the diversity of our society. I am determined that Somerville’s future will be as exceptional as its past and present.”Royall began her career in politics working as General Secretary of the British Labour Group in the European Parliament, before returning to the UK to work for leader of the Labour Party Neil Kinnock. She went on to work for the EU in various capacities before being made a Lord in 2004.It was in this capacity that she became a Privy Councillor, Chief Whip in the Lords, a member of the cabinet, and Leader of the Opposition in the Lords. She has announced that she will not seek reelection to that role. Royall’s selection comes as a relief to those concerned that a man had been shortlisted for the position.Alex Crichton-Miller, president of Somerville JCR, told Cherwell before the announcement: “Given that there are several colleges in Oxford that have only ever been led by men, there were some members of the Common Room who felt strongly that Somerville ought to continue to have a female principal.“This point was made, clearly, on the basis that the proposed female candidate possesses all other required qualities for the leadership role.“Others held the view that it would be unjustified to discriminate on the basis of the candidate’s gender, even in the case of positive action.”Of the 38 Oxford colleges just nine—Green Templeton, Mansfield, Oriel, Pembroke, St Anthony’s, St Hugh’s, St John’s, Somerville, and Wolfson—currently have female heads of colleges.Somerville, a women’s college until 1994, became the only college in Oxford that has solely had female leadership when St Hilda’s appointed its first male principal in 2014.