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CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceNext up for the undefeated 49ers and their dominating defense: a second-year quarterback making his first NFL start.The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Monday that Ben Roethlisberger needs season-ending elbow surgery, thus thrusting Mason Rudolph into the lineup Sunday for the 49ers home opener.Rudolph, who stands 6-foot-5 and 235 pounds, was a third-round draft pick out of Oklahoma State. His only NFL experience came …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The dates have been set for the 2017 BEEF 509 program. The BEEF 509 program is held to raise the awareness level about the beef that is produced and the reasons why it sometimes misses its mark with consumers’ palates and producers’ pocketbooks. The program will take place on two consecutive Saturdays, February 25 and March 4, 2017. The part of the program held on February 25 will include a live animal evaluation session and grid pricing discussion. Carcass grading and fabrication are among the activities that will take place March 4. The program will take place at The Ohio State University Animal Sciences building in Columbus. All the same information and activities from past 509 programs will be included. It will be critical to attend both sessions as participants will be assigned to teams that will work together throughout the program.A maximum of 32 spaces will be available on a first come, first served basis. If interest in BEEF 509 exceeds the 32 spaces provided, names will be held and applicants notified of upcoming sessions. The registration fee for each BEEF 509 participant is $150. The program is the result of a partnership with the Ohio Beef Council, The Ohio State University Extension and The Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences. These entities will be funding all remaining costs associated with the BEEF 509 program.For additional information on BEEF 509, call the Ohio Beef Council office at 614-873-6736, email [email protected], or visit www.ohiocattle.org. Deadline for registration for the program is January 23, 2017.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published documents addressing the pre-market regulatory oversight of biotechnology-based agricultural tools. The National Corn Growers Association is pleased that the agency has included input given by NCGA and others throughout the rule-making process while focusing on the importance of science-based regulations.Corn farmers have a strong interest in the availability of new technologies to enhance the sustainability, productivity and competitiveness of U.S. agriculture. Agriculture biotechnology and next generation breeding techniques allow growers to increase yields while decreasing inputs. Meeting demand, improving processes and minimizing environmental impacts are what make modern corn production a dynamic industry. The documents published indicate that, in large part, federal agencies agree with the basis of our stance and strive to create a more efficient regulatory process allowing growers greater access to new products.NCGA continues working to fully analyze the implications and impacts of these documents with awareness of the importance of the balance of access to technology and markets.
I watched a young woman post her very first video to LinkedIn this week. She was asking experienced salespeople to help her understand how to deal with what she called “the roller coaster” of sales. She explained that the roller coaster was made up of highs,when she was engaging with clients, helping them, and closing deals. The lows, she described as the rejection she felt when cold calling, and the challenges of winning deals. She said that she loved her work, but she wanted to know how to live on the roller coaster.For a lot of people, her interpretation of events sounds like an accurate portrayal of sales. But it isn’t. It isn’t an accurate portrayal of anything other than an individual’s interpretation of a certain set of events. This interpretation is unhealthy. Let me explain why.In the Normal Course of Business There is no reason to interpret events that happen in the normal course of business as negative events. To do so is to invest emotional energy into something that provides no return for the investment you make. More still, it’s an inaccurate interpretation, and one that causes people to have a change in their mindset. It moves them from optimistic, future oriented, and empowered to pessimistic, backwards looking, disempowered. That shift in no way benefits the person whose mindset is changed by an event.In sales, you are very likely to be told no every single day. Provided you’re prospecting and asking people to meet with you, a no answer is more likely that a yes answer. If this is true (and if you’re reading this you know it is), then why would one attach a negative meaning to something that happens every day in the normal course of business?More still, no matter how well you sell, you are still in a lose deals. No one bats 1000 percent in sales, and no one goes undefeated. For most people, a 33 percent average is enough to put them on the leaderboard, provided they are prospecting and doing the necessary work.Interpreting events that happen in the normal course of the work you do as something negative will change your mindset from one that is empowered to one that is disempowered. It can shift you from being a person who is acting on their world and doing the things that are in their control, to someone who believes the world is acting on them, and that they are powerless to change the results. It makes you susceptible to people who are negative, pessimistic, cynical, and skeptical. All the things that you can’t be and succeed at the same time.Sometimes, through no fault of your own, you run into a string of no answers or a string of losses all in a row. Other times, you run into a string of yes responses, simply because the Gods of prospecting smile on people who take action.If investing negative emotional energy in any outcome would provide better results, I’d be the first one to endorse it. But the opposite is true. Your outcomes are better when you invest positive, future oriented, optimistic, empowered emotional energy into whatever it is you’re doing.Like a boxer, the best advice I can give you is to protect yourself at all times. Protect your mindset from negativity, and anything or anyone who will cause you to believe that the things that happen in the normal course of business should somehow be treated as a catastrophe. Don’t invest too much meaning in things that in the larger scheme of things, mean nothing.
Constable Tina Lawrence was recognised for highest mark obtained; Constable Bejaun Jones for best all-round performance; Constable McConnie Dawkins for best marksmanship; and Constable Wynton Senior for best leadership qualities. “You will help to restore public order and safety in our country. You will be officers of integrity, who will improve families, communities and the country,” he pointed out, while imploring them to serve as positive role models for the youth. A total of 169 new constables will be deployed shortly to strengthen the work of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), following their graduation from the National Police College of Jamaica (NPCJ) on Friday (September 7).Of the total, 40 will be assigned to the St. Catherine South Division, 25 to Kingston East, 19 to St. Andrew South, 15 to St. Andrew North, 14 to St. Andrew Central, 12 to Kingston Central, and one will be stationed at the NPCJ.The remaining 43 constables will be assigned to the newly formed Public Safety and Traffic Management Branch (PSTEB), which has primary responsibility for public safety in town centres and major roadways.It includes a roving motorcycle team to allow for rapid response in sufficient numbers; teams that concentrate primarily on breaches of public order that threaten citizen safety, such as vending outside of designated areas; and teams that focus on safety along the major thoroughfares.Addressing the new constables at the passing out parade and awards ceremony at the NPCJ in Twickenham Park, St. Catherine, Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, urged them to serve with professionalism and integrity.“You have to be deliberate about serving and set a personal standard of excellence for yourselves. You are accountable first, for your own actions. You have control over whether you act ethically, with integrity and serve at the highest level,” he said.He further charged the new constables to work to forge solid partnerships towards building safer communities and country.“You will help to restore public order and safety in our country. You will be officers of integrity, who will improve families, communities and the country,” he pointed out, while imploring them to serve as positive role models for the youth.Dr. Chang noted that the graduates, during the seven-month training exercise, were exposed to real operational environments by way of their placement in the Zones of Special Operation (ZOSO).Other areas of training included law and police procedures, baton and firearm expertise, and practical policing psychology and sociology.“The training team and leadership of the JCF must be commended for their willingness to continue to adapt and respond to new methods and strategies,” Dr. Chang said.The graduation ceremony included the presentation of trophies for outstanding performance.Constable Tina Lawrence was recognised for highest mark obtained; Constable Bejaun Jones for best all-round performance; Constable McConnie Dawkins for best marksmanship; and Constable Wynton Senior for best leadership qualities. Story Highlights Of the total, 40 will be assigned to the St. Catherine South Division, 25 to Kingston East, 19 to St. Andrew South, 15 to St. Andrew North, 14 to St. Andrew Central, 12 to Kingston Central, and one will be stationed at the NPCJ.
Image Courtesy: FKABThe second of six new small chemical tankers ordered by the Gothia Tanker Alliance has been delivered to its owner.Named Ramanda, the tanker was constructed by China’s shipbuilder Avic Dingheng for Sweden-based shipowner Rederi AB Älvtank.Featuring a capacity of 20,000 cbm, the 16,300 dwt unit is equipped with dual fuel engines for LNG operation and is of ice class 1A.Designed by Swedish marine engineering firm FKAB, the vessel concept is named FKAB T24C1 and was developed by FKAB together with the owner Furetank.Two more vessels from the batch are scheduled to be delivered during 2018 by Avic Dingheng.
Advertisement Facebook Camera operators, reporters, anchors, control room staff, make-up artists and other production crew received layoff notices in newsrooms across Canada, with Global’s most successful station in Vancouver taking the biggest hit with 21 job cuts. Advertisement TORONTO – Unifor is concerned about the continued erosion of local news as Corus-owned Global News cuts nearly 70 jobs across Canada.“Fewer journalists will be out gathering news from every region from Vancouver to Halifax and if the Maritime newscasts now come from Toronto – how can you still call that local news?” asked Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “In Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, the evening local news will no longer be produced at our Halifax studios and will be anchored and broadcast from Toronto starting Monday,” said David MacPherson, President of the Maritimes unit of Unifor local M1 which represents workers at Global. “Our studios will be empty after the morning show ends at 9 am.”While Corus says it will post several new “digital” positions that focus on online news, its broadcast revenues continue to shrink and the outlook is bleak if the government doesn’t take action now.“The federal government stood by while Canada’s local newspapers struggled and now our members in TV news are being asked to do more to fill the same number of programming hours with fewer resources, all on this government’s watch,” said Dias. “The CRTC paved the way for the cuts announced today by watering down the obligations for big media companies like Corus to protect local news and it’s proving disastrous.”Broadcasters in Canada are obligated to air local TV news as a condition of license but last year the CRTC softened requirements that they maintain historical levels of programming, and decided not to set rules requiring “feet on the street” coverage, leaving media companies free to cut local news jobs over the term of their five-year broadcasting licenses.Unifor is asking the CRTC to review local news and make strong local coverage a binding condition of license, before it’s too late, as part of the union’s ongoing #savelocalnews campaign.Unifor is Canada’s largest media union with 12,000 workers across Canada. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future. Twitter Advertisement
KUSI Newsroom, Port of San Diego to Hold Last of Four Forums on Port Master Plan Update Posted: June 27, 2019 June 27, 2019 KUSI Newsroom IMPERIAL BEACH (KUSI) – The Port of San Diego will host a community forum in south county Thursday to discuss the future development and use of the San Diego Bay and the waterfront, part of the drafting process of the Port Master Plan Update.The event is the last of the four the port is holding throughout June to take public feedback on future development and land use of roughly 6,000 acres along the waterfront that the port oversees. The port released a discussion draft of the Port Master Plan Update in April, which remains in a 90- day period of public review through July 31.The update “includes and addresses allowable uses and activities, future development and management of water and land within the port’s jurisdiction on San Diego Bay by providing a mix of goals, policies and standards supported by written narratives, figures and tables,” the port said of the discussion draft.Residents can view a copy of the discussion draft at portofsandiego.org/pmpu, which also includes a section for written comment and a timeline of the drafting process to this point.The month’s final discussion will be held at the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve at 301 Caspian Way. Like the other forums, it will be held at 5:30 p.m. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter