Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A busy time in Ohio agriculture with #WaterDrama18 heating up. The crew of Ty Higgins, Dale Minyo, Joel Penhorwood, and Matt Reese talks the latest developments in the ongoing water quality situation in Ohio. In this episode, we hear interviews with Ohio Soybean Council’s Tom Fontana, Steve Culman of Ohio State University (talking fertilizer recommendations), Ben Bowsher on 2018 wheat, and showman Collin Britton of Wood County who recently received a character award from the BEST series.
Indian Coast Guard (ICG) apprehended a Pakistan fishing boat with nine persons on board for illegally fishing in Indian waters off Gujarat coast on late Saturday.The boat named “AL AISHA” and all the crew members were escorted to Okha port and have been handed over to local Marine Police for further investigation.As per details, the Indian Coast Guard Ship Meera Behn, a front line Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) of Indian Coast Guard Region (North West) while patrolling close to International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL), noticed a Pakistani fishing boat towards Indian side. “The alert crew of the ship on confirmation, exercised a daring boarding operation in challenging sea conditions and subsequently apprehended her for illegally fishing in Indian waters,” a statement issued by the ICG stated.Lately, reports of fishing activity and presence of Pakistan entities have been reported by intelligence and security agencies. “The Indian Coast Guard has been observing a high security alert on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day. The afloat forces have intensified patrolling and surveillance in the sea areas,” the Coast Guard statement added.In addition, a round the clock presence of CG ships is being maintained and this surveillance regime is further augmented by Coast Guard aircrafts across the coastal regions.
More than 250 Congress leaders, including legislators, were detained on Tuesday when they held a sit-in and tried to take out a march towards the Assembly to press their demand of loan waiver. The Congress held a farmers’ rally in the State capital on the first day of two-day Assembly session.State Congress president Amit Chavda and Gujarat Congress in-charge Rajiv Satav who led the farmers’ rally were detained outside the secretariat complex when they tried to enter the complex towards the Assembly.The opposition party workers and farmers were engaged in scuffle with policemen in which two policemen and as many Congress workers received minor injuries.The police tried to prevent their march stating that permission was not granted by the administration to hold the rally.The Opposition party has been mounting pressure on the State government to waive ₹ 65,000 crore farm loans in order to help thousands of farmers who are distressed due to poor monsoon and lower prices.Meanwhile, ruling BJP leaders hit out at the opposition party for their attempt to disturb the law and order situation. Gujarat BJP president Jitu Vaghani said the Congress had never cared for farmers when it was in power for decades.“Instead of asking the BJP government to waive debts, the Congress should talk about what it did for farmers when it was in power,” Mr. Vaghani said.
“i think we need to give credit to NU. They really outworked us today,” Varilla, who is in his first year as shot-caller, admitted.“It was obvious the number of times they got the rebounds and 50-50 balls. We played solid defense but we couldn’t close it out with a defensive rebound,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesDespite Ateneo’s glaring size advantage in the frontcourt with 7-foot-2 Kai Sotto and 6-foot-7 Geo Chiu patrolling the paint, the Blue Eaglets still couldn’t dominate the rebounding department.In fact, NU feasted on the offensive glass with 21 boards, which is usually a result of the Bullpups putting more effort. The Bullpups’ frontcourt tandem of Carl Tamayo and Kevin Quiambao combined for 29 points and 25 rebounds. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sotto said that though Ateneo’s effort was there, he admitted that it wasn’t always present in every play.“There effort was there but not all the time. It was inconsistent,” Sotto, who led his team with 16 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks, said in Filipino.It was evident in the second half where the Bullpups took control after trailing by five at the break.“They hit some big shots and suddenly we were down by nine. From that point one, I think the players got confused but it’s part of the learning experience,” Varilla said.Ateneo has yet to beat NU in three tries this season, giving the Bullpups somewhat of a psychological edge heading into Game 2 on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment PLAY LIST 04:11Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere’s nothing technical about why Ateneo lost to National University in Game 1 of their best-of-three title series on Monday.Blue Eaglets head coach Reggie Varilla said his team was simply “outworked” by the Bullpups, who gained an all-important 1-0 edge in the UAAP Season 81 juniors basketball finals.ADVERTISEMENT Varilla though, said that the 0-3 record against NU this season is the least of his worries.“Not really worried about that. We need two more wins to be champions. They’re just ahead, 1-0,” he said. “My trust and confidence with my boys are still the same.” Serena Williams back in top 10 after giving birth LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations
Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Sept. 24 (Jamaica Information Service): Government has signed a US$50 million Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the World Bank, to strengthen the business environment in Jamaica to enable further private sector investment.The loan agreement was signed by Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips and Senior Private Sector Development Specialist with the World Bank, Thomas Vis, during the launch of the programme at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge on September 24.The initiative, which has been dubbed the Foundations for Competitiveness and Growth project, will be implemented by the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) over a six-year period from August 2014 to June 2020.Dr. Phillips said the project will enhance competition in the business environment, facilitate strategic private investments and support Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).The Minister informed that the project will also provide resources for private businesses to undertake pre-feasibility studies in relation to strategic investment projects that are to be implemented.“It will also facilitate the development of technical studies for critical sectors that the country may choose to emphasise as part of its growth strategy,” he said. Dr. Phillips noted that in this vein there is a need to explore much further, the global dynamics of the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry, pointing out that this is an area where Jamaica can make a significant mark. “This is an area where we can put tens of thousands of Jamaicans to work,” he argued. For his part, Mr. Thomas said the project represents an element in a larger partnership between the Government of Jamaica and the World Bank, and is aimed at advancing the prospects for growth, as the country goes through a strenuous economic reform programme that forms part of the agreement with the IMF.Meanwhile, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Vivian Brown, said a part of the Government’s role, as it strives for greater economic growth and job creation, is to facilitate and enable private investment, both domestic and overseas, in the Jamaican economy.“It is our belief that this project will support that strategy,” the Permanent Secretary added.Director General of the PIOJ, Colin Bullock, said under the project, new and existing businesses will benefit from streamlined regulations and processes, opportunities for public-private partnerships as well as training and access to financing.“It is a timely initiative, as there are investment opportunities available to the private sector, which can be facilitated by enhancement of the business environment,” he noted.Mr. Bullock said the project seamlessly aligns with the Government’s growth agenda and directly supports the achievement of goal three of the National Development Plan, Vision 2030, which is to make “Jamaica’s economy prosperous.”Chief Executive Officer, Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, Dennis Chung, said the private sector strongly welcomes the initiative, noting that “it will finally allow us to tackle critical areas affecting our ability to be competitive and grow the economy.”He emphasised that sustainable economic growth is only possible with the growth of the SME sector, where new innovations tend to be created. Related Items:colin bullock, dennis chung, jamaica, peter philips, thomas vis, vivian brown Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill
Neural activation patterns in the brain remain same when we read different languages like English or Portuguese, finds a study.“This tells us that, for the most part, the language we happen to learn to speak does not change the organisation of the brain,” said Marcel Just, Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, in the US, in the study published in the journal NeuroImage. “Semantic information is represented in the same place in the brain and the same pattern of intensities for everyone. Knowing this means that brain-to-brain or brain-to-computer interface can probably be the same for speakers of all languages,” Just added. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfFor the study, 15 native Portuguese speakers – eight were bilingual in Portuguese and English – read 60 sentences in Portuguese while in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanner. The university developed computational model was able to predict which sentences the participants were reading in Portuguese, based only on activation patterns.The resulting brain images showed that the activation patterns for the 60 sentences were in the same brain locations and at similar intensity levels for both English and Portuguese sentences.Additionally, the results revealed the activation patterns could be grouped into four semantic categories, depending on the sentence’s focus: people, places, actions and feelings.“The cross-language prediction model demonstrated a meta-language prediction capability from neural signals across people, languages and bilingual status,” said Ying Yang, researcher at the Carnegie Mellon University.