Indiana Cattlemen Seek State Checkoff Program

first_img Indiana Cattlemen Seek State Checkoff Program By Gary Truitt – Feb 7, 2016 Previous articlePutting A Stop to Runaway RegulationNext articleFarmland Taxes Fix Moves to Next Phase of Indiana General Assembly Gary Truitt SHARE Facebook Twitter Indiana Cattlemen Seek State Checkoff ProgramJoe MoreA bill is moving through the Indiana General Assembly to establish a $1 per head state beef checkoff program that would exist in addition to the federal beef checkoff. Indiana Beef Cattle Association Executive Director Joe Moore says the reason for the state check off is finances, “The federal checkoff has existed since 1986 and has been a dollar since that time, of which Indiana gets 50 cents. Today that dollar has about 40 cents of spending power.” Moore said federal check off revenues are also down because fewer head of cattle are being marketed in the state, “We are simply not seeing enough assessments coming our way.”The addition of a state checkoff program would not only help boost promotional activities in the state, but would also allow investment in production research. “Federal dollars can only be used to promotion, but our state funds would be used to fund feeding trials at Purdue or other research that would help producers produce beef better,” said Moore.He added that any producer who felt the additional $1 assessment would be a financial burden can request a refund as the state program would have a refund provision which the federal program does not.  So far, said Moore, most cattle producers are in favor of the program, “Folks that are involved in beef production understand you have to invest in the industry. They understand we are severely underfunded and need additional funds.”The funds would be managed by a group of checkoff-paying producers. The legislation has cleared the House and is expected to go before the Senate Ag committee this week. SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Cattlemen Seek State Checkoff Programlast_img read more

Crowdfunding campaign for Limerick filmmaker’s New York ‘Narcan’ venture

first_img Previous articleLimerick student’s design wins Dyson awardNext articleBig turnout for Cliona’s Foundation cycle Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email NewsLocal NewsCrowdfunding campaign for Limerick filmmaker’s New York ‘Narcan’ ventureBy Alan Jacques – September 4, 2015 691 Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSlimerickMalachy McCourtNarcannew yorkPeter McNamara WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up AN online crowdfunding campaign is underway to help complete production of a short film by Limerick director Peter McNamara.Inspired by his time living and working in New York, ‘Narcan’ tells the story of Sean Ryan, an Irish paramedic working the unsympathetic streets of the ‘Big Apple’.The cast includes Malachy McCourt and Limerick actor Peter Halpin, who played the writer and actor in ‘Angela’s Ashes’, which was based on the life of his older brother, Pulitzer prize winning author Frank McCourt.The story unfolds as the film’s central character, Sean, toils to manage a fractured personal life. His only son refuses to speak to him and the void between himself and his wife Sinead, grows larger with every passing day. During the course of a 12-hour shift, life-changing decisions with irrevocable consequences must be made.According to Peter McNamara, ‘Narcan’ is a film about family separation and how it’s become a commonplace in society.” I wanted to capture a glimpse inside a very stressful job and, as the film plays out, Sean’s psychological state is tested as he stretches the moral boundaries,” he explains.“For months, we prepared and analyzed the script multiple times, we needed every character to be recognizable and I think you’ll find elements of yourself in each and every one of them.”After assembling a small crew of 15, cameras rolled inside the locker room of one of New York’s busiest emergency stations and so began the rollercoaster ride shooting of ‘Narcan’.“All members of the cast and crew were pushed to the limit and sometimes beyond, all in the name of art. Everybody shared my vision and worked tirelessly to bring it to life. I’m so proud of each and everyone who was part of the ‘Narcan’ team.“It was a life changing experience and now I know that New York is where I want to be based making beautiful films for the foreseeable future,” he told the Limerick Post.Co-funded with Soberanis Productions, a crowdfunding campaign has been kick-started to complete the film. For more details see https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/narcan-short-movie#/center_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedinlast_img read more

EPL: Newcastle Returns to Winning Way, Beats Man Utd 1-0

first_imgNewcastle yesterday won a Premier League home game for the first time since October with a surprise victory over second-placed Manchester United. It was same night Liverpool moved to within two points of of Mourinho side after goals from Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah secured a comfortable victory over struggling Southampton.Matt Ritchie scored the only goal in the second half as the Magpies climbed out of the relegation zone and left the visitors 16 points adrift of leaders Manchester City.The Red Devils missed a string of chances to take something from a ground at which manager Jose Mourinho is yet to win a league match.But debutant Martin Dubravka was excellent in the Newcastle goal, denying Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial, Ashley Young and Michael Carrick.And the hosts could have had a first-half penalty when Chris Smalling tripped Dwight Gayle.Defeat for Manchester United raises the prospect of Manchester City being crowned champions when the teams meet at Etihad Stadium on 7 April.Should both teams win all of their league matches prior to that, City would only need to draw with their fierce rivals to secure the title that day.Mourinho said after the game that Newcastle had fought “like animals” – and the hosts certainly produced a fierce and committed performance.The Magpies made more sprints (553 to their opponents’ 490), ran further (115km to 105km), and in DeAndre Yedlin and Ritchie had the game’s fastest and most industrious players.Manager Rafael Benitez may be hoping recent signing Islam Slimani, who missed this game, can add more to an attack that only managed three shots on target, but Ritchie was clinical when it mattered. The impressive Jonjo Shelvey sent in a free-kick that the equally eye-catching Florian Lejeune headed down, and Ritchie collected Gayle’s flick to shoot past David de Gea.That ended a run of 43 shots without a Premier League goal for Ritchie – and gave Newcastle their first home win in the league since 21 October.Prior to the match they were just one point better off than in their 2015-16 relegation season, but this win moved them up to 13th – and only three points behind 10th-placed Bournemouth.Mourinho’s decision to select the same starting XI that lost convincingly to top-four rivals Tottenham last month may have unsettled some visiting fans.But, while the Red Devils were much better here than during an abject display at Wembley, some familiar flaws resurfaced.Then, Phil Jones missed a crucial first header in the build-up to Christian Eriksen’s early goal. Here, nobody tracked Lejeune as he ran between Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba to head down for Ritchie to score.Smalling won just 53% of his headed duels, compared to 77% and 75% respectively for Newcastle’s central-defensive pairing of Lejeune and Jamaal Lascelles.It suggests a defensive diffidence at odds with a manager who traditionally builds title-winning teams from the back.Overall, the visitors had the better chances but were thwarted by Dubravka, who notably stuck out a leg to deny Martial as he latched onto a wonderful, defence-splitting pass from Nemanja Matic in the first half.Had that chance – or a header from the French forward – gone in, there may well have been a different outcome.Instead, with Spurs and Liverpool increasing the pressure on them, Mourinho’s side must assert more aerial dominance and show better focus at the back.In the Liverpool match, Brazil forward Firmino gave his side an early lead with his 20th goal of the season when he finished off a Liverpool counter-attack after being teed up Salah.Southampton then twice brought saves out of Reds goalkeeper Loris Karius, before Liverpool added a second through Salah after he exchanged passes with Firmino.It was the Egypt international’s 29th goal of the season for the club from 36 appearances in all competitions.Liverpool looked the more likely to score again after half-time as they controlled possession, and only some last-ditch defending prevented a greater margin of victory.The win ensured Liverpool took advantage of United’s 1-0 defeat by Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle side earlier on Sunday and leapfrogged Tottenham back into third place.Southampton drop into the relegation zone, a point behind Huddersfield who beat Bournemouth 4-1, with further scrutiny of the position of manager Mauricio Pellegrino likely. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

How augmented reality tech firm plans on boosting football’s commercial profits

first_img StumbleUpon Custom Spa – Alessandro Mastropasqua – Augmenting Reality March 12, 2018 Submit Betradar: The increased desire for data and live streaming December 27, 2017 Share Related Articles Share Project11 to showcase Supponor’s DBR technology at #bofcon2018 March 20, 2018 Augmented reality tech firm, Supponor could be about to expand the commercial profits of football clubs, by tailoring the pitchside advertising boards for different markets.The technology which was utilised in the Bundesliga last season, transforms a physical signage asset ‘into a virtual digital asset, which can be targeted with different content for different audiences.Describing the technology to SBC, Supponor COO, Charlie Marshall said: “People watching around the world see the game as it’s taking place live, but the advertising they see in the stadium is actually delivered virtually.“There are a few things that this technology enables, you can have regional brands associated with your club and you can effectively carve out those regions, so give exclusivity to one betting partner in Europe, or exclusivity to one betting partner in Asia and so on and so on.“It doesn’t just have to be by geographical audiences, it can also be by platform, so you can give exclusivity to a sponsor for mobile streams or for tablet streams or clubs could have one partner for the live and one for the delayed or highlights content, you slice and dice it a number of different ways.”“Another use of the technology, especially relevant for betting is the fact that this content is now all rendered digitally and instantaneously into the broadcast room, so when it comes to things like odds and being responsive to things that are happening during the game, this opens up loads of opportunities.”last_img read more