Benton Central Girl Leads New FFA Officers

first_img How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Benton Central Girl Leads New FFA Officers All quotes are delayed snapshots Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 2015-16 IN FFA officersOne state officer team retired and another was installed as the 86th Indiana FFA convention concluded Thursday at the Purdue campus in West Lafayette. The new team consists of President Kenzie Kretzmeier, Benton Central; Secretary Annalee Witte, Eastern Hancock; NR VP Brett Roberts, Columbia City; SR VP Mason Gordon, Rushville; Treasurer Sean Harrington, Tri-County; Reporter Courtney Adams, Sheridan and Sentinel Joshua Calhoun, Hope.HAT joined the new president on stage as friends and family moved in to congratulate all the new officers. Kretzmeier said this is “absolutely” a dream come true.“I imagined myself on the team but then once I got closer to the process I realized, wow, there are a lot of competitive people here to run for the state officer team. What an honor it is to be on the team and to be the president. I just can’t wait to lead this team and see what we have in store for this next year.”She said she does feel the weight of responsibility that goes with the new position, but “We are a team of seven and we all work together. We are all equal and will all collaborate and get the job done.”Kretzmeier has served as secretary, vice president and president of her FFA chapter in Benton County and served two years on the district officer team as secretary and then president.“Along with FFA I am also a 10 year 4-H member and highly involved in community service activities through our church and our school, and I’m involved in a lot of academic groups such as National Honor Society, Council of Academic Excellence, and Spanish National Honor Society.”Adams told HAT that being on the team doesn’t even feel real yet and Gordon added it’s hard to believe they’ll be the popular ones on the block now. See more in the HAT video. Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Previous articleFormer Farm Bureau President DiesNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Name Sym Last Change Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe SHARE By Andy Eubank – Jun 18, 2015 Home Indiana Agriculture News Benton Central Girl Leads New FFA Officers SHARE Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program last_img read more

OCI Cardholders To Be Treated As Indian Citizens For Admission To Professional Courses: Karnataka High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesOCI Cardholders To Be Treated As Indian Citizens For Admission To Professional Courses: Karnataka High Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK15 Dec 2020 12:07 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court has held that OCI Cardholders have to be treated as Indian Citizens for the purpose of admission to Professional Educational Institutions.The bench comprising Justices B.V.Nagarathna and NS Sanjay Gowda quashed section 2(1)(n) of the Karnataka Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission & Determination of Fee) Act, 2006 to the extent it included…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court has held that OCI Cardholders have to be treated as Indian Citizens for the purpose of admission to Professional Educational Institutions.The bench comprising Justices B.V.Nagarathna and NS Sanjay Gowda quashed section 2(1)(n) of the Karnataka Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission & Determination of Fee) Act, 2006 to the extent it included the ‘Overseas Citizens of India’ or ‘Overseas Citizens of India Cardholders’ within the definition of “Non-resident Indian”.Rule 5 of the Karnataka Selection of Candidates for Admission to Government Seats in Professional Educational Institution Rules, 2006, to the extent it prescribes Indian Citizenship, is interpreted so as to include within the scope of the expression ‘Citizen’, OCI Cardholders as per Section 4 of the Citizenship Act and as per Notification dated 05/01/2009 issued under Section 7B of the Act, the bench heldOCI Cardholders had approached the High Court against the State Government for not permitting them to participate in online counseling for Government/private quota seats for MBBS/BDS/Engineering courses. According to the state, only citizens of India were eligible to be registered for the purpose of counseling by the Examination Authority.  In one of the cases, a single bench had held that OCI card holders are eligible for general quota seats under Karnataka’s Common Entrance Test. The writ appeal filed by the State against the single bench judgment and the writ petition raising similar issues were heard together by the division bench of the High Court.Referring to statutory provisions under the Citizenship Act and notifications issued thereunder, the court observed that the amendment made to Section 2(1)(n) of 2006 Act is contrary to the Central Law and therefore, has to be struck down on the ground of repugnancy as per Article 254 of the Constitution. To hold thus, the bench referred to a notification issued by the Central Government and observed”66. Therefore, if, on an interpretation of the Notification dated 05/01/2009 it is held that the parity of OCI Cardholders with Non-Resident Indians in the matter of appearance and eligibility for admissions in the Medical/Dental and Engineering Entrance Test is removed, the OCI Cardholders cannot be treated as a Non-Resident Indian. The said Notification having been issued on 05/01/2009, would prevail as it is a Notification issued under the Citizenship Act, which is a Parliamentary legislation and not State law. Then, whether, by way of an amendment to the Act or by Rules (State law), an OCI Cardholder can be treated on par with a Non-Resident Indian? The Notification dated 05/01/2009 issued under Section 7B of the Citizenship Act essentially is regarding aspects of citizenship which is a subject under Entry 17 of List-I of the Seventh Schedule and incidentally touches upon educational rights of OCI Cardholders.The court said that the inclusion of the expression OCI Cardholder in the definition of Non-Resident Indian under Section 2(1)(n) of the 2006 Act being contrary to Notification dated 05/01/2009 is held to be repugnant and has to yield to the Central law. The bench further noted that as per the Scheme of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2016, there is no distinction made in eligibility and qualification in respect of the seats under the control of the States, deemed universities, Central Universities etc., under which Indian nationals, Non- Resident Indians, OCI Cardholders, Persons of Indian Origin and foreign nationals and are treated on par. Thus, an OCI Cardholder cannot be treated on par with the Non-Resident Indian under Section 2(1)(n) of 2006 Act (State law), on account of the interpretation given to Notification dated 05/01/2009 and the State law will have to yield to the Central law, due to applicability of doctrine of occupied field and having regard to the repugnancy under Article 254 of the Constitution, the court said.As a post-script to judgment, the bench remarked:Before parting, we would like to remind ourselves of the ancient Indian thought, namely “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”, which means “the world is a family”. Therefore, the minor children of Indian citizens born overseas must have the same status, rights and duties as Indian citizens, who are minors.Case: Pranav Bajpe vs State Of Karnataka [WRIT PETITION No.27761/2019] Coram: Justices B.V.Nagarathna and NS Sanjay GowdaClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead Judgment Next Storylast_img read more

Teenagers arrested over disability centre arson attack in Derry

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Teenagers arrested over disability centre arson attack in Derry Facebook Twitter Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleOver 350 people awaited in-patient beds at LUH in FebruaryNext articleDonegal Pharmacist hits out at Coronavirus ‘hysteria’ News Highland Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Google+ By News Highland – March 2, 2020 Facebook Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a weekend break-in and arson attack on a centre for people with disabilities in Derry.’Destined’ a charity located on Foyle Street was broken into on Saturday morning with the front door windows of the building smashed and two fires ignited, one in a newly fitted kitchen and the other under the stairs of the premises.An investigation is continuing with two boys aged 13 and 15 arrested as part of enquiries.Charlene Keenan is manager of Destined, she says there’s widespread shock over what has happened:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

2 big lessons your credit union can learn from a “dance mom”

first_imgYou are replaceable 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Michelle Harbinak Shapiro Michelle Shapiro has more than a 15 years of experience in the banking industry to her role as Financial Services Industry Expert at Hyland Software. Her mission is to share … Web: Details Millennial demands and evolving member expectations are forcing all financial institutions to change the way they do business. Technology is at the heart of most change initiatives. These younger people expect to apply for new accounts and loans, deposit checks, pay bills, transfer funds, and receive alerts via online and mobile devices. If you aren’t giving them that immediate access to their financial transactions, they look at alterative banking options. As the infamous Abby Lee Miller of the television show ‘Dance Moms’ says, “Do your job. Do it the best you can. Do it right, because somebody, sometimes your best friend, is waiting for you to screw up so she can take your place.” Do not become complacent! Look internally for improvements and prevent your credit union from getting dumped and replaced by an alternative banking option. Prepare for changecenter_img Two weeks before the big competition, a young girl on my daughter’s dance team had an unfortunate incident on a forbidden hoverboard. Sadly, she was unable to compete due to her injuries. After months of practicing their routines and placements, the team had to make countless adjustments to compensate for the missing teammate (who was beyond devastated). Some changes are almost impossible to plan for, like my example. But, some changes – the kind your credit union can anticipate and prepare for accordingly – are the changes associated with digital transformation. Whoever is leading the unavoidable digital transformation project at your credit union should ensure that the organization provides the managers with the support necessary to lead their teams through the change, gives them a clear understanding of the vision, and supplies them with tools and talking points to help manage their teams throughout the transformation. The steps to a successful digital transformation journey have a lot less to do with technology changes than they are to do with people and planning effectively for change. And that’s the key to technology in general – if it doesn’t fit well with people, it won’t work.Competitive dance is so much more than sparkly outfits and matching eyeshadow; it has shaped my daughter into the kid I adore. She has a newfound and undeniable confidence. She has a sense of team and community; it has allowed us to create everlasting memories and it has even taught me a thing or two about adaptability, dedication and evolving for relevancy.Those are dance lessons we can all learn. Cheer hair? Check. Purple glitter eye makeup? Check. Thousands of bobby pins? Check. Outrageous dance mom shirt for me? Of course! After triple checking my packing checklist and attempting to compose my beyond-excited 8-year-old, I loaded up my decorated SUV (picture lots of “Go team!” messages painted in pink on the windows) and headed out for the annual American Youth on Parade (AYOP) dance competition at the University of Notre Dame.  Watching these girls and witnessing firsthand their determination and dedication has proven to me that they are impressive athletes. These teams work endlessly striving for perfection. Even without the hundreds of hours of carting a kid to and from practice, planning your vacation time around competitions, or tackling hair and makeup on a crying child, here are three things your credit union can learn from this proud dance mom. last_img read more

Elmira Police arrest Binghamton man on weapons charge

first_imgThe same officer spotted Rodriguez later on 5th Street where he was arrested. The Elmira Police Department says Rodriguez has been remanded to the Chemung County Jail. The Elmira Police Department arrested 23-year-old Carlos E. Rodriguez following an investigation into a fight on Grove Street. ELMIRA (WBNG) — A Binghamton man was given a felony-weapons charge Sunday, authorities say. On May 20, police responded to a “large fight” involving a handgun. Authorities say several people involved in the fight “fled” the scene when officers arrived. The handgun was recovered. On May 24, an officer attempted to engage with Rodriguez after spotting him on College Avenue but police say he “fled” the scene. Police say Rodriguez was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the 2nd degree. He was also charged with resisting arrest and menacing.last_img read more


first_imgNOTES: The winning owner is Rockingham Ranch. FLAVIEN PRAT, RICHARD’S BOY, WINNER: “I felt pretty good. I rode him before so I kind of know him. He’s a very classy horse and he knows where the wire is.“I felt like I had plenty of horse left into the stretch. He was pretty aggressive down the backside. He’s really fast so I just tried to get him to relax and he has a great turn of foot.” GARY HARTUNIAN (ROCKINGHAM RANCH), RICHARD’S BOY, WINNER: “I thought it was going to be a little tough because he loves the grass so much. I was nervous about running on the dirt to be honest with you. He’s a fighter. He’s the best horse in our barn by far. He’s solid and so professional. He just does everything right.”             PETER MILLER, RICHARD’S BOY, WINNER: “He’s so game. He’s one of those horses, that if you had a barnful, training horses would be easy. He’s tougher than nails, he’s hickory, this horse. I think he’s a little better on the grass, honestly, but he’s just so game and tries so hard that I knew he’d give it all he had.“We’ll look at the Cal Cup races (beyond this) but I think we might even consider the Turf Sprint in Dubai (March 25). We’ll keep all our options open, and hopefully he comes out of the race good.”center_img JOCKEY QUOTES TRAINER QUOTESlast_img read more


first_imgARCATA >> Tuesday night the Arcata volleyball team did what no Big 5 team has done thus far in league play — beat Del Norte.In a five set nail-bitting finish the Tigers kept their Big 5 league title hopes alive by handing the Warriors their first league loss at 25-22, 23-25, 17-25, 25-22 and 19-17 at Arcata High School. The tension was high on both sides of the net, and when it got to the fifth set it was apparent whomever wanted it most was going to have to fight to the bitter end to get the …last_img

Cricket legends relive their moments of glory

first_imgYou will not find legendary cricketers like Imran Khan, Kapil Dev, Sir Vivian Richards and Arjuna Ranatunga under one roof often.One such confluence took place on Thursday when ICC’s broadcast partner for the 2011 Cricket World Cup, ESPN Star Sports, brought them together to relive their moments of World Cup glory.Fromer cricketers Kapil Dev, Vivan Richards, Imran Khan and Arjuna Ranatunga with Manu Sawhney of ESPN Star Sports. ITGDIt began with Richards, who started his ODI career during the 1975 Prudential World Cup. One can see the video clip of saw a lean and mean-looking Viv careening in a throw for a direct hit against an Aussie, who turned out to be none other than Greg Chappell and the match was the final, which Clive Lloyd’s men won, thanks to two important run outs.”We felt at that time that the Aussies were the worst runners between the wickets. In fact, both Chappells (Greg and Ian) got run out in that match,” said the West Indian. But the best part was that it was Richards who had accounted for both those wickets.Though West Indies, did not win the World Cup under him, as Kapil Dev’s India took the match away from Lloyd’s men in the finals at Lord’s in 1983, West Indies were the best team to reckon with during the period.Describing the West Indians, Khan said, “In those days, teams going to the West Indies didn’t even think about winning. A defeat with dignity was what they would aim for.”Speaking on methods he used to distract Richards, Khan said, “It was the other way round for him. Instead of thinking of attacking, a fast bowler would think of saving himself from his attacks.”advertisementRichards added, “People thought that I was arrogant. But, I belonged to the same house.”Spelling out the ploy that he used to adopt during his time, Khan said, “I always looked into the batsman’s eyes (to unnerve him). But, he never gave an impression of being scared. ‘I am not scared, I am out to get you’ was the impression he would give.”Kapil Dev recollected the event from the 1983 final, when his catch off Madan Lal sent the West Indian packing. “My heart must have been in my mouth at that time. But I just went on running towards it saying, ‘mine, mine, mine’. I did not know then that Yashpal Sharma too was running in for the catch.”Richards on his part too knew that it was a “magnificent catch”. “When he (Kapil) was under it I knew my time had come. And I have not forgiven him that.”But for Kapil Dev, his finest moment was when he hit the unbeaten 175 against Zimbabwe during the 1983 edition, bailing the team out from 17/5. “I think after that match, the players started believing in me.”Khan summed up saying, “No captain can inspire a team unless he leads by example. When the captain is performing, he has self-belief and he takes the right decisions. That’s what matters.”Recounting his experiences of the 1992 World Cup victory, Khan said, “I had seen Inzamam play in April a year before the event. I put him on against Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram. It was then I told him that he would play in the World Cup.””But by the time the World Cup approached, the selectors wanted him out. They said he is too fat. One of them even resigned. Still I pushed him in and he proved to be the finest player of fast bowling.”On Javed Miandad, who was a pivotal figure then, often indulging in factionalism, he said, “I have known Javed since he was 18 and he is still the same. The process of evolution has passed him by. But he was a fighter and I never had a problem with him. When the chips were down, he would always perform.”On the 1992 final against England, Khan simply said, “They did not go for specialists. They did not have a wicket-taking bowler and were a bits-and-pieces team.””We did not succeed in batting, but did well in bowling. We did not contain, but went for the wickets. Sadly, we did not have Waqar (Younis) and Saaed Anwar with us then.”Ranatunga, who had led Sri Lanka to win in 1996, said, “We were not really bothered till the knock-outs as we had to beat Kenya and Zimbabwe to reach the quarters.”When the final approached, I just said during a press conference that Shane Warne and both the Waugh brothers (Steve and Mark) were overrated cricketers. So while they fretted over it, we concentrated on cricket.”advertisementlast_img read more

Graves of 45000 veterans in disrepair due to funding shortfall audit

first_imgOTTAWA – The veterans’ grave markers standing in orderly rows are clean and well-maintained on a brilliant summer afternoon.The words on each are easy to read, even those carved decades ago, while the grey stones are all clean, the surrounding grass and flowers are trim and manicured.Such a sight might not be a surprise at the National Military Cemetery in Ottawa, but a new Veterans Affairs audit has found that tens of thousands of other such graves across Canada are in disrepair.The culprit? A lack of federal funding.The federal government has two ways it maintains the graves of the more than 317,000 Canadians who were either killed in war or otherwise served in the military.The first is by funding the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, which cares for the graves of Canadian, British, Australian, New Zealand and Indian soldiers killed in the First and Second World Wars.Canada provides about $1.25 million to the commission, which oversees the graves of roughly 110,000 Canadians whose remains are buried overseas.The remaining 207,000 graves in more than 6,000 cemeteries across Canada are the direct responsibility of Veterans Affairs, which is where departmental auditors found significant problems.“More than 45,000 of these veteran grave markers require maintenance, with a total of close to 60,000 repairs required (some grave markers require more than one type of repairs),” their final report said.It added that interviews with Veterans Affairs officials “identified that there are not enough funds currently allocated to veteran grave maintenance to address the known required repairs.”Veterans Affairs previously received about $5 million for grave maintenance, but that amount was slashed to $1 million in 2003, according to the audit, as the department couldn’t say which graves needed work.But while a new database was developed and implemented the following year to help track the location and condition of all veterans’ graves in Canada, funding levels have remained largely the same.The only change was in 2009, when the government increased funding for veterans’ grave maintenance to $1.2 million, which is where it remains today.The auditors did find that Veterans Affairs had managed to reduce the number of outstanding repairs by about nine per cent between 2013 and 2016, but that was because officials focused on the easy stuff.“Higher-cost maintenance items such as legibility issues, grave marker replacement and foundation repairs have been increasing on an annual basis and should be considered priority items,” the report said.The auditors calculated that it would take 17 years at current funding levels to complete the all of the outstanding repairs, the total cost of which was estimated at around $12.9 million.“Additional efforts are required to ensure veteran graves are being properly maintained,” the audit concluded. “Increase funding as well as a targeted work plan are required.”The report was published online by the department. Veterans Affairs spokesman Marc Lescoutre said they had accepted the auditors’ findings and recommendations, and officials were developing a plan to address the issues.“Current practices will be reviewed for possible efficiencies, such as prioritizing the repair of items that compromise the structural integrity of veteran graves,” Lescoutre said in an email.A new maintenance plan is also being drawn up, he added, while “options will be explored for increased resource allocations to help address the backlog of maintenance items.”Officials told the auditors, however, that any request for additional funding was not expected until next year at the earliest.Randall Wakelam, associate chair of war studies at the Royal Military College of Canada, questioned the focus on increasing efficiency when more money is clearly needed.“It always seems to be about efficiency, and seemingly not about delivering an effective service to Canadians,” he said.“And this sounds like a perfect example, where senior bureaucrats say this is how much money we have and there we go.”— Follow @leeberthiaume on Twitter.last_img read more

Government experts raise environmental concerns about proposed NS spaceport

first_imgHALIFAX – Government experts have raised environmental concerns over a proposal to open Canada’s only commercial spaceport near the small community of Canso, N.S.Documents released by the province detail numerous questions about the proposal commissioned by the Canso Spaceport Facility, a proposed 20-hectare site aimed at attracting firms that want to put satellites into orbit.The project’s backer, Maritime Launch Services, was recently informed by Nova Scotia’s environment minister it must address a number of concerns before it can proceed with the project.In the documents provided Wednesday, Neil Morehouse, a manager in the province’s Environment Department, says there is little in the proposal addressing how an explosion, crash or fuel leak would affect the nearby Canso Coastal Barrens Wilderness Area.Morehouse says a spill would “destroy the impacted ecosystems with no chance of recovery within the next several hundred years.”He says soils in that area are very thin and because of the wet, cold climate they have taken centuries to form.According to the Maritime Launch Services proposal, the rockets would use nitrogen tetroxide and unsymmetrical dimenthyl hydrazine, or UDH, for the second portion of their launch into the atmosphere.A letter from the Defence Department says the military “does not have sufficient knowledge” to assess the impacts of an accidental discharge of the UDH on the land or surface water, but “suggests an assessment should be completed.”Other government officials comment that there isn’t enough information in the proposal to assess potential dangers.Chuck McKenna, a manager with the resource management unit of the provincial Environment Department, says detailed plans on how dangerous goods will be stored and handled weren’t provided.He says this should include details on the potential effects of a chemical accident, prevention methods and emergency response procedures.Johnny McPherson, an expert on air quality in the provincial Environment Department, says in his submission that the first stage propellants of a rocket can create “black carbon (soot)” that is “harmful if inhaled because of small particle size and damaging effects.”The government comments were made in response to the environmental assessment of the project prepared by a consultant.Nova Scotia Environment Minister Margaret Miller said last week the environmental assessment, submitted in July, didn’t contain sufficient information for her to make a decision on whether to approve the project.Miller has given the company one year to provide additional information and studies.The company’s president has said he’s confident the firm will finish the study in response to the concerns raised, and it is “optimistic” it can address the issues raised.last_img read more