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American Farm Bureau Foundation Launches ‘Easy Button’ for Elementary Ag Education

first_img Photo by Julia M Cameron from PexelsNew at-home learning resources are now available to parents and teachers clamoring for content. The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture unveiled a new webpage featuring weekly lesson plans dedicated to helping students in kindergarten through fifth grade learn where their food comes from while helping parents and teachers keep children engaged.“We are thrilled to be launching this weekly series of virtual learning tools for parents, teachers and students,” AFBFA Executive Director Daniel Meloy said. “Providing engaging lesson plans and exciting content helps support our goal at the Foundation for Agriculture to provide an ‘easy button’ for at-home learning during this time so many of us are juggling priorities while trying to ensure kids enjoy virtual learning.”The resource page contains free weekly activities, which focus around a central theme and can be done independently of one another. The first lesson, which is live now, is titled “Who is a farmer?” and includes several videos, an interactive online game and a selection of suggested discussion questions.“Learning about agriculture is a fun way to help kids to think differently about traditional math and science with lessons that creatively incorporate both of those subjects, tying them together perfectly with the wonders of today’s agriculture,” Meloy said.Other educational resources offered by AFBFA include a series of accurate and engaging agriculture books published through Feeding Minds Press, Ag Mags focused on various agriculture topics, full-length lesson plans and more.Visit the Foundation for Agriculture At Home Learning page. Previous articleChanges for Grains, Oilseeds in a Post-COVID WorldNext articleFarm Groups Applaud Agreement Reached to Include CCC Funds in Continuing Resolution American Farm Bureau Federation By American Farm Bureau Federation – Sep 23, 2020 SHARE American Farm Bureau Foundation Launches ‘Easy Button’ for Elementary Ag Education Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News American Farm Bureau Foundation Launches ‘Easy Button’ for Elementary Ag Educationlast_img read more

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Adopted unchanged, anti-racism law’s media clauses will need judicious enforcement

first_imgNews RSF_en The law against racism was approved by the senate on 8 October and was immediately promulgated by President Evo Morales. The senate adopted the lower house’s version of the law without any changes despite major protests by media and journalists’ organisations against two articles that make it an offence for the press to publish racist comments or statements that incite racism. The protests have continued since its promulgation.Under article 16, news media can be fined or have their licence suspended if they “endorse or publish racist or discriminatory ideas.” Reporters Without Borders had recommended amending the article so that it would apply only to media “that explicitly defend racism or discrimination.”Without such an amendment, it will now be up to the courts to distinguish carefully between media coverage of racist comments or activities, which is legitimate, and media involvement in promoting racism, which is not. The courts will also need to take care with enforcement of article 23, concerning journalists as individuals._____________22.09.10 – Concern about article in proposed law against racism News BoliviaAmericas Help by sharing this information News BoliviaAmericas Bolivian journalist hounded after accusing boss of sexual harassment Organisation June 12, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders calls for an amendment to an article in the draft law against racism that was approved by Bolivia’s lower house on 10 September and is now being debated by the senate. The bill’s proposed measures include the creation of a National Committee against Racism and all forms of Discrimination under the culture ministry’s supervision. Its members would include representatives of public institutions, human rights organisations and Bolivia’s indigenous, Afro-Bolivian and other communities.There should be unanimity about this bill but it is meeting with distrust and even hostility from a significant part of the Bolivian press because of article 16, which says that “any media that endorses or publishes racist or discriminatory ideas will be liable to financial sanctions or the suspension of its operating licence, subject to regulation.” Article 23 also incorporates criminal code provisions regarding “crimes against human dignity.”In a joint statement released two days after the lower house vote, the National Press Association (ANP), the National Association of Bolivian Journalists (ANPB) and the Association of Bolivian Radio Stations (ASBORA) claimed that the law would introduce “preventive censorship of the press, which would violate freedom of expression, regarded by international standards as a fundamental basis of democracy.” While stressing that “opposition to any racist or discriminatory practices” was already part of their code of professional conduct, they condemned “any form of direct or indirect preventive censorship against journalism.”The country’s oldest daily, El Diario, went so far as to publish a front-page headline on 11 September saying: “The government is seeking pretexts to silence the media.” During a recent international conference attended by Reporters Without Borders, ANP president Juan Javier Zeballos said: “The law’s goal is noble, but what will be the fate of a news media that just reports a racist comment by a man in the street.”In view of the media’s concerns, Reporters Without Borders takes the following position:We support both the principle and the overall provisions of this proposed law. It is justified by the country’s history, in which the segregation of its indigenous and African communities was long the rule. The law is also understandable given the racist attacks, and the incitement to hatred and even murder – targeted at the indigenous population in general and President Evo Morales in particular – that were published by certain media at the height of the crisis in 2008.At that time, we clearly condemned lawyer Luis Arturo Mendivil’s hate-filled editorials on Radio Oriental, the radio station he owns. Mendivil went so far as to physically attack Alfredo Carrión of the state-owned Red Patria Nueva when Carrión asked him about these diatribes last month.A hate media is not a media. All it does is incite criminal activity. Article 16’s application would be justified in such circumstances, but only in those circumstances. A media cannot be accused of inciting racism or discrimination just for covering or reporting an event in which the protagonists were guilty of racist comments or behaviour. Criminal responsibility does not carry over to the media that describes criminal activity.In order to ensure that implementation of the new law does not in any way endanger free expression and media freedom, Reporters Without Borders proposes that article 16 should be amended so that it is applicable only to media “that explicitly defend racism or discrimination.”Photo: AFP Receive email alerts to go further February 1, 2018 Find out more Follow the news on Bolivia News Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom October 11, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Adopted unchanged, anti-racism law’s media clauses will need judicious enforcement Editor still unable to return to Bolivia after six months in exile November 18, 2016 Find out morelast_img read more

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Process to replace Eamon Gilmore as Labour leader begins today

first_img Twitter Previous articleTackling homelessness a government priorityNext articleBreakdown of Donegal County Councils budget spending released News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – May 20, 2014 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal News Google+ Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North The Chair of the Labour Parliamentary Party says it would be “cowardice” for the party to “run away from Government”.Nominations to succeed Eamon Gilmore, who resigned as leader on Monday, opened last night.A new leader of the party is to be announced on July 4th.Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin will make a decision on whether he is to challenge for leadership by tomorrow, with Minister Joan Burton due to declare her intentions later today. Facebook Process to replace Eamon Gilmore as Labour leader begins today 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Google+last_img read more

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President Trump Set to Visit Evansville

first_imgTwitterFacebook The 45th president is set to visit Evansville next Thursday.The rally is expected to drum up support for Republican candidate Mike Braun who is facing Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly in the United States Senate race.The President is expected to talk about his accomplishments and the benefits of his economic policies for hardworking families.Political experts say President Trump is drumming up support to flip the U.S. Senate seat and take the majority.“It’s not surprising that he’s making his second visit this year to help this Republican nominee,” says Dr. Robert Dion, University of Evansville Political Science Professor. “This is one of the marquee races in the United States today. Hoosier voters have a chance to decide the future of American politics.”President Trump’s arrival next Thursday will be the first time a United States President will be coming to the Ford Center. The rally will be August 30th at 7 p.m.Many Democrats are responding to the news.“I would hope that the people that really care about all people will refuse to buy into the rhetoric and will not go out for the actual demonstration,” says Joselyn Whitticker, Indiana State Auditor candidate. “And that’s what it is, a demonstration. And with that, I hope those people choose, if they do go out, listen, and choose a different party.”Hoosier voters will make a decision this November that could determine the balance of power in Washington, but regardless Mayor Lloyd Winnecke says this will be good for Evansville.“There will be a variety of emotions,” says Winnecke. “I think whether one likes the President, or doesn’t like the President, or respects or doesn’t respect the President, I think the good news is Evansville is an important stop. So it will be a chance for the city to be highlighted yet again.”President Obama was the last sitting President to visit Evansville. That was in 2014. This will be President Trump’s third trip to Evansville since announcing his candidacy for President in 2015.There are a limited number of tickets still available for the public.Click here to register for tickets. President Trump Set to Visit EvansvilleAUGUST 22ND, 2018 MITCH ANGLE EVANSVILLE, INDIANAcenter_img CommentsFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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UNESCO weighs in on Lamu coal plant debate, wants answers from Kenyan government

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Quartz:The controversy over a planned coal plant in Kenya’s idyllic coast is far from over.The United Nations cultural organization this week called on the Kenyan government to reassess the impact of the coal-fired power project on the heritage and natural environment of Lamu. The archipelago is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa. The decision was made during UNESCO’s 43rd session in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.The heritage committee asked Nairobi to also review the cultural and environmental impact of the Lamu Port South Sudan Transport Corridor (LAPSSET), a multibillion-dollar infrastructure and transport project connecting Kenya, Ethiopia, and South Sudan. Calling the situation a “matter of urgency,” UNESCO also lamented Nairobi’s provision of “only limited information” over the years, especially how the LAPSSET project would impact Lamu’s traditional architecture and history.Kenyan officials were given a deadline of February 2020 to submit a report, with the committee mulling the possibility of putting Lamu on the List of World Heritage in Danger. The UN body designed the list to highlight how existing heritage sites were threatened by war, pollution, unchecked development, and natural disasters.The decision from UNESCO follows a ruling from Kenya’s National Environmental Tribunal in late June which halted the plans to build the coal plant. Judges said authorities had failed to conduct a thorough assessment of the plant’s impact on Lamu, canceled the license issued by the National Environmental Management Authority and ordered developer Amu Power undertake a new evaluation. The environmental court also faulted the Chinese-backed power plant for failing to adequately consult the public about the initiative and cited insufficient and unclear plans for handling and storing toxic coal ash.The announcement in Azerbaijan comes days after environmental activists said Kenyan authorities were trying to water down the status of Lamu as a heritage site. In a draft document published on UNESCO’s site, proposed amendments included removing considerations of the impact of the coal plant on Lamu. Authorities argue the plant would generate 1,050 megawatts of power upon completion, and boost the country’s fast-growing demand for electricity.More: UNESCO wants Kenya to review plans to build its first coal plant on a world heritage site UNESCO weighs in on Lamu coal plant debate, wants answers from Kenyan governmentlast_img read more

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Some troops got anthrax shots after judge banned them

first_img The Department of Defense (DoD) said that 931 people were “mistakenly vaccinated” after US District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan ordered the program stopped on Oct 27, 2004, according to a Feb 1 Associated Press report. The story said 150 service members were vaccinated in January. DoD officials said this week that with the emergency order in hand, they will ask Sullivan to lift the injunction against the vaccination program. But they said it could take several weeks for the judge to issue a decision. About 1.2 million DoD and contractor personnel have received anthrax shots since the vaccination program began in 1998. Almost 500 service members have refused to take the vaccine, and more than 100 have been court-martialed for their refusal, the Post reported yesterday. Feb 3, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The US military gave anthrax shots to more than 900 soldiers after a federal judge ordered a halt to the mandatory vaccination program last October, according to news reports this week. See also: In a lawsuit brought by six service members and civilian defense workers, Sullivan ruled that the Food and Drug Administration had not followed proper procedures in approving the use of anthrax vaccine adsorbed for inahalational anthrax. The FDA recently issued an emergency order to allow DoD to resume the vaccination program because of what the Pentagon believes is an increased risk of anthrax attacks on US forces. The order says that troops must be allowed to refuse the shots without facing any penalties. The story said Col. Steven P. Jones, director of the military vaccine agency, told Sullivan that he ordered the removal of all remaining anthrax vaccine doses from military clinics after he learned that some vaccinations were continuing. Feb 2, 2005, CIDRAP News story “FDA issues emergency order on military anthrax shots” http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/bt/anthrax/news/feb0205anthrax.html DoD officials told Sullivan yesterday that the shots were given even though Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld had called a halt to them after the court ruling, according to a Washington Post report today. Previous CIDRAP News stories on the situation are available at:http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/bt/anthrax/news/index.htmllast_img read more

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Gordon banking on Liberty shareholders

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Governor Wolf Signs Historic Liquor Reform Bill

first_img June 08, 2016 Bill Signing,  Economy,  Government That Works,  Liquor Reform,  Press Release,  Results Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf was joined by legislators to sign a historic liquor reform bill that will enhance the customer experience by providing greater convenience and satisfaction.“This is truly a historic day for Pennsylvania and the most significant step the commonwealth has taken to reform our liquor system in 80 years,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “I want to commend leaders and members from both parties in the House and Senate for coming together to pass this legislation, and today, I am proud to sign it into law. As I have always said, my goal is to modernize the sale of liquor and beer in Pennsylvania and this reform package finally brings Pennsylvania’s wine and spirits system into the 21st century.”“As the author of the final version of this bill, I am extremely grateful that all sides were able to set aside partisanship and unite around a plan that truly puts the consumers first,” said Senator Chuck McIlhinney. “I would also like to thank the Governor for reaching a compromise that puts the citizens of Pennsylvania ahead of politics.  The reforms included in this bill are measures that consumers have requested for years, and I appreciate the fact that we were able to reach a compromise that responds to the most pressing concerns we hear from community residents.”This bill:Removes Sunday restrictions and state-mandated holidays.Enhances customer loyalty programs and opens up coupons at state stores.Provides options for flexible pricing to allow state stores to offer special discounts and sales.Allows restaurants and hotels to sell up to four bottles of wine for take-out.Allows grocery stores that currently sell beer to sell up to four bottles of wine.Allows for direct shipments of wine to people’s homes.And makes permanent gas stations’ ability to sell 6 packs.“This historic legislation is a tremendous leap into bringing Pennsylvanian into the 21st century,” said House Speaker Mike Turzai, the prime sponsor of the legislation.  “This privatization bill will bring consumers the added choice and convenience they have been asking for since Prohibition.”“Pennsylvania has taken a huge step to finally provide consumers with more convenient ways to purchase wine and spirits,” said Representative Paul Costa said. “There will be more options for one-stop shopping to get what they need. Making smart changes at the state’s Fine Wine and Good Spirits Stores will also help to maintain thousands of existing jobs and increase revenue to begin closing our huge budget gap.”All of these improvements will enhance the customer experience by providing greater convenience and satisfaction and increase much-needed revenue to help balance our budget.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Signs Historic Liquor Reform Billlast_img read more

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Designer home sells at over four times its suburb median price

first_img278 Lochinvar Lane The Gap Qld 4061“It is a great example of the high demand for well built homes on big blocks of land that are close to the city.”The home’s Singapore tropical design was a key drawcard, with the property centred around three pavilions that separated social and private spaces. 278 Lochinvar Lane The Gap Qld 4061The $2.775 million sale was ranked as CoreLogic’s top Queensland sale – according to data input by agents for the week ending March 5. It was one of the highest prices ever fetched in The Gap, where the median house price was $630,000. 278 Lochinvar Lane The Gap Qld 4061 278 Lochinvar Lane The Gap Qld 4061Among its features were multiple living areas, a gourmet kitchen with European appliances, a secluded master suite, 4,500 litre water tank, wine cellar, a luxurious marble bathroom, large paddock, laundry chute and a special clothes drying courtyard. 278 Lochinvar Lane The Gap Qld 4061More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoThe home at 278 Lochinvar Lane was marketed by real estate agent Simon Wheelans and Wade Ruffin of Place Paddington, who ran a 41 day campaign leading up to an auction on Saturday.Mr Wheelans said the area was seeing strong demand. 278 Lochinvar Lane The Gap Qld 4061Mr Wheelans described it as a “trophy estate” with “beautiful rammed earth walls, recycled timbers, spotted gum and top of the line finishes”. 278 Lochinvar Lane The Gap Qld 4061A DESIGNER Brisbane home that comes complete with swimming pool, tennis court and 6,419sq m of land has sold for over four times the median price in its suburb.last_img read more

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No new development in a name change from “Carib” to “Kalinago”

first_img 15 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Hon. Ashton Graneau. Photo credit: GIS NewsKalinago Affairs Minister Ashton Graneau says the proposal for a name change from “Carib to Kalinago” has not been given the full attention by Cabinet.Dominica’s indigenous people, the Caribs, say that they no longer want to be called or referred to as the outdated term “Carib” and are urging the Dominica Government to help facilitate the change.The Carib Council wrote to government last year requesting that the name be officially changed to “Kalinago”.However Graneau reported to the media last week, that he hopes the matter will be taken to parliament soon. “We haven’t been able to move fast on the name change. However it’s something that has been brought up before Cabinet. We have not been discussing it but you could well imagine that it will take some more effort from us,” he said.He said there has not been sufficient discussion in Cabinet to take the matter to Parliament just yet.“It’s not that Cabinet is not concerned, but we need to push more. It would have to take legislation to get a name change and this is the next stage but right now there is not sufficient discussion. I don’t believe that there is any objection from anyone in cabinet with regards to the name change. In fact some members of cabinet have been using the name,” he said.Graneau also noted that the public has been so conditioned with the word Carib; it’s hard to get it out of one’s vocabulary.He said Kalinago is the preferred term and as soon as it is enacted, it should be respected.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews No new development in a name change from “Carib” to “Kalinago” by: – September 20, 2011center_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

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