State Awards Over $1M for Water Quality Improvement Projects

first_imgLaPorte CountyNone$47,000 Home Indiana Agriculture News State Awards Over $1M for Water Quality Improvement Projects Vanderburgh CountyGibson, Pike, Posey and Warrick counties$10,000 Facebook Twitter The State Soil Conservation Board (SSCB) awarded more than $1 million to 32 Soil and Water Conservation Districts for projects designed to improve water quality across the state. This funding is part of the Clean Water Indiana (CWI) grant program, which is administered by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture.“This year alone, Clean Water Indiana has supported 373 conservation projects and prevented more than 63 million pounds of sediment from entering our waterways,” said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “These grants are critical to shoring up the work being done by Indiana’s conservation districts and provide opportunities for farmers that otherwise would not exist.”The CWI program, funded mainly by the state’s cigarette tax revenue, was designed to support Indiana’s conservation districts, as they work to reduce non-point sources of water pollution. While the projects vary depending on the needs of each district, some examples include promoting conservation, purchasing better equipment and providing technical assistance, education and training in the community.Districts were also encouraged to collaborate with neighboring counties and many will use this funding to leverage additional resources from outside organizations or cost-share programs.“Encouraging conservation districts to work together is a fundamental part of this program,” said Bruce Kettler, ISDA Director. “It builds synergy and allows them to tackle some of the challenges that extend past county lines.”Robert Woodling, SSCB Chairman, believes this funding is crucial to supporting the voluntary conservation efforts of farmers.“Clean Water Indiana enables farmers and communities to adopt conservation as part of their strategy,” Woodling said. “The State Soil Conservation Board is pleased to be able to provide this support and looks forward to the day we can do much more.”The following list includes the CWI grants that were awarded for 2018. Perry CountyNone$14,375 Wayne CountyNone$80,000 Lawrence CountyScott and Washington counties$100,000 Harrison CountyCrawford County$75,000 Dubois CountyPerry County$41,000 Spencer CountyNone$50,000 Orange CountyNone$20,000 Lead SWCDPartnering SWCDsAward Amount Tipton CountyHoward County$92,000 Hendricks CountyNone$22,000 By Hoosier Ag Today – Oct 29, 2018 Visit to learn more about the CWI program or to learn more about ISDA.Source: Indiana State Department of Agriculturecenter_img Facebook Twitter Marshall CountyNone$70,000 Boone CountyHendricks County$60,000 SHARE State Awards Over $1M for Water Quality Improvement Projects Hamilton CountyMadison County$46,850 Posey CountyNone$55,000 Jasper CountyBenton and Newton counties$30,800 Washington CountyFloyd County$11,000 Previous articleChina Trade War Not Ending SoonNext articleHarvest Wrapping Up in Many Areas; Fall Tillage Picking Up Hoosier Ag Today SHARE Grant CountyDelaware County$71,000 Total$1,051,025 Kosciusko CountyWhitley County$75,000 Marion CountyNone$80,000last_img read more

SGA pushes to reduce stigma around mental health

first_imgLinkedin Twitter printThrough intentional conversations and a peer training workshop this Monday through Wednesday, Student Government Association (SGA) representatives and faculty are encouraging students to embrace mental health issues and reduce the stigma around seeking help.“We want to create a safety net where the community understands the warning signs clued into mental health and are willing to reach out to those around them to ask them how they are doing,” said Brad Stewart, associate director for wellness education. One in four college students is affected by mental illness and suicide is the second leading cause of death on college campuses, according to a study published in the Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, but many students, faculty and staff are hesitant to talk about their mental health.On Monday, SGA will advocate for men’s mental health, followed by a push to start conversations among students Tuesday and a workshop featuring a student panel Wednesday.Infographic courtesy of TCU SGA.At the workshop, several students will discuss their personal mental health stories and create a forum for students to ask questions and learn from their experiences, SGA director of mental health Jacque Lenarz said.Depression, relationship issues and anxiety are the most common mental health issues facing TCU students, according to Dr. Kristen Harris-McDonald, psychologist at the TCU Counseling and Mental Health Center.By age 25, 75 percent of all chronic mental illnesses has begun, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Infographic courtesy of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.However, some students, faculty and staff feel a stigma associated with receiving help. “Students like to pretend they have it all together and can handle everything by themselves,” said sophomore finance major Olivia Chambers. “Dependence is almost seen as a weakness.”The TCU Counseling and Mental Health Center encourages students to view mental health and physical health in a similar way. “If you broke your leg, you would visit a physician and allow the leg to be treated so it could heal,” Harris-McDonald said. “Diseases of the brain are no different.”However, sophomore Neeley School of Business SGA representative Ryan Chandler recognizes the stigma, especially among men. “Men in our society are expected to not show their emotions and to man up, as we’ve heard growing up,” Chandler said. “Be a man, don’t cry. We have this repetition of suppressing our emotions, which is dangerous because it bottles up and then you burst.”Men are three times more likely to commit suicide than women, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Therefore, Monday is devoted to opening conversations about men’s mental health. SGA representatives Ryan Chandler and Katie Kovarik promoting Mental Health Awareness Week in November 2018. Photo courtesy of Ethan Mito.This is an issue that hits close to home for the men of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity after the death of sophomore Andrew Walker last semester and they are partnering with SGA in distributing cookies, stickers and t-shirts to promote conversations about mental health.“Anything to help people get out of the darkness, anything we can do to live for him is what we are going to do,” Chandler said. “I think we can use tragedies like this to make a positive change.”Leaders across campus will be using their voices and tabling materials to make a change and leave an impact in shaping the culture around mental health. “Cookies are not going to save the world, but if one of these turns into one conversation that truly does save someone, then it is worth every penny of our efforts,” said SGA president Abbey Widick. ReddIt SGA representatives Ryan Chandler and Katie Kovarik promoting Mental Health Awareness Week in November 2018. Photo courtesy of Ethan Mito. Olivia Wales ReddIt + posts Facebook Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Olivia Wales Olivia Wales Facebook Chemistry professor misses first TCU basketball home game in 40 years due to pandemic restrictions Previous articleNext season’s QB race begins as spring practice gets underwayNext articleMen’s tennis wins every match in sweeps of Rice and No. 11 Illinois Olivia Wales RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Lessons of perseverance TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Olivia Wales Olivia Wales Meet the 2021 Student Body Officer Candidates Olivia is a journalism major from Fayetteville, Arkansas. She enjoys running, hiking and planning adventures with her friends. When she is not writing, you can find her at the TCU Recreation Center, fiercely competing in any intramural sport. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter ‘Horned Frogs lead the way’: A look at TCU’s ROTC programslast_img read more

Toronto-based Tajik blogger released from prison after 36 days

first_img RSF_en May 14, 2021 Find out more News News to go further Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that the Toronto-based Tajik blogger and university researcher Aleksandr Sodiqov was let out of prison yesterday although he is now under house arrest and forbidden to leave the country pending the outcome of the government’s investigation. The authorities should lift all restrictions on his movements and drop the charges against him, RWB said.Arrested on 16 June in Khorog, the capital of the autonomous southeastern province of Gorno-Badakhshan, Sodiqov was taken to Dushanbe, the capital, and was held for a total of 36 days on charges of spying and high treason.“It is a relief to know that Sodiqov is with his family but it is still too soon to relax,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “He has suffered a great deal because of the Tajik government’s security paranoia. Justice will only be done when he is cleared of all suspicion and recovers full freedom of movement.”On his release from prison, Sodiqov said he was fine and delighted to be reunited with his family. He also said he was treated reasonably.A resident of Toronto since 2012, Sodiqov comments on Tajik current affairs on his blog and the GlobalVoices platform. He went to Khorog under a conflict management and resolution programme run by Britain’s Exeter University because the city was the scene of riots in July 2012 and May 2014.He was arrested at the end of an interview with local opposition leader Alim Cherzamonov.Tajikistan is ranked 115th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Read our previous press release on Sodiqov But now under house arrest and banned from leaving Tajikistan TajikistanEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts #CollateralFreedom: RSF unblocks eight sites censored during pandemic July 23, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Toronto-based Tajik blogger released from prison after 36 days August 25, 2020 Find out more November 6, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Tajikistan Tajikistan imposes total control over independent broadcast media TajikistanEurope – Central Asia News News Journalist loses accreditation over report about Tajikistan’s president Organisation last_img read more

Registration Opens March 2 for Pasadena Senior Games

first_imgCommunity News Registration Opens March 2 for Pasadena Senior Games STAFF REPORT Published on Monday, February 17, 2020 | 12:21 pm 139 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Photo credit: Pasadena Senior CenterAdults ages 50 to 99+ are invited to display their athletic abilities during the 28th annual Pasadena Senior Games, a series of 22 competitive Olympics-style individual and team sporting events ranging from archery to volleyball May 2 to July 12. Previous competition experience is not required.Athletes are encouraged to visit and click on Pasadena Senior Games beginning March 2 to register for competitions in Pasadena, Arcadia, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Simi Valley and South El Monte. Registration deadlines are two weeks prior to the start of each competition.“Every year the Pasadena Senior Games promotes active lifestyles and social engagement for older adults, which have a direct correlation to longer and healthier lives,” said Akila Gibbs, executive director of the Pasadena Senior Center. “As the Pasadena Senior Center celebrates its 60th anniversary of providing services and programs for older adults, these extraordinary athletes exemplify the benefits of active lifestyles that embrace health and vitality.”The sports are archery, basketball, bowling, cycling, disk golf, fun walk, golf, pickleball, power lifting, race walk, racquetball, road race, shuffleboard, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Medals will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place finishes in each sport.It is anticipated that at least 1,500 athletes will participate this year. Among the many medalists at the 2019 Pasadena Senior Games were Kellie-Bea Cooper for 50-yard freestyle swimming in the category of women ages 50 to 54 and Joe Durrenberger for men’s shot put in the category of men ages 85 to 89. Ninety-year-old Gunnar Linde set a USA track and field record for his age group in the 5000-meter run.“The accomplishments of Pasadena Senior Games athletes and their generosity of spirit toward one another is humbling,” said Annie Laskey, director of the Pasadena Senior Games. “The passion and dedication of athletes, officials and volunteers is inspiring.”For more information visit, email [email protected] or call 626-685-6755.Another way to participate in the Pasadena Senior Games is to volunteer for positions that include registering athletes, timing, scoring, manning water stations and more. Volunteers of all ages may call (626) 685-6755 or email [email protected] in 1960, the Pasadena Senior Center is an independent, donor-supported nonprofit organization that offers recreational, educational, wellness and social services to people ages 50 and older in a welcoming environment. Services are also provided for frail, low-income and homebound seniors. Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Cutting the dog’s tail at the neck

first_imgLocal academic not happy with BudgetHEAD of Economics at the University of Limerick Dr Anthony Leddin, described Brian Lenihan’s budget as like cutting the dog’s tail at the neck.He predicted that the cutting €6billion from our €125billion economy will have a devastating impact.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I done my calculations and I expect this budget to reduce employment by 120,500 in the short term and drive down economic growth by 5.2%”.However, he said that the deflationary affects will result in a huge gain in competitiveness.“It should reduce inflation by 0.4% which will give us our only escape route through competitiveness and net exports”.His biggest concern is the apparent lack of a jobs strategy to balance these cuts.“There is absolutely no economic strategy in here whatsoever.Brian Lenihan’s performance as Minister for Finance has left a lot to be desired, according to the academic.“I don’t think he really understands the situation. Every single statement he has made so far has been factually incorrect. Every time he comes to a crossroads he has taken the wrong path”.He is horrified that the government have received consultation from top international economists in this situation.“This is like a hospital that has no doctor with mechanics in the operating theatre”.The economist was disgusted by the Gombeen politics at play to pass the budget.“It’s disgraceful that they had to deliver a casino in Tipperary and a hospital in Kenmare to get this budget through”.According to Dr Leddin there has also been complete failure to implement Colm McCarthy’s An Bord Snip Nua Report and confront expenditure in the public sector. NewsLocal NewsCutting the dog’s tail at the neckBy admin – December 9, 2010 683 Advertisement Facebook Twitter Printcenter_img WhatsApp Email Linkedin Previous articleFestival time in downtown LimerickNext articleStrong reaction to RTE Prime Time programme adminlast_img read more

Donegal rape trial jury deliberations continue

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Google+ By News Highland – July 19, 2018 Facebook Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Donegal rape trial jury deliberations continue Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleAurivo investment package to benefit KillygordonNext articleMeeting in Dungloe to discuss Tunnelers’ memorial News Highland The jury has begun its deliberations in the trial of a young man accused of raping a girl after a night out in a town in Co. Donegal.It’s alleged to have happened after they were out celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in 2016 and the man, who was 16 at the time, denies the charges.Earlier this month, the young woman gave evidence of what she claims to have happened after a night out in March 2016.She said she’d been out celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and was feeling a bit light-headed when she met the accused in a takeaway restaurant.She said she agreed to go for a walk with him and reluctantly followed him into a nearby car park where she claims he pushed her against a wall and started kissing her.She told the jury he then undid his trousers and forced her to perform a sex act on him.Despite her repeated pleas to stop, she said he then began having sex with her and she told the jury he was “kind of laughing” afterwards.The young man claims what happened between them was consensual and his barrister has asked the jurors to question her credibility.They’ve now begun their deliberations. Harps come back to win in Waterford Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

Questions asked after delay in attending Donegal house fire

first_img Twitter Facebook A Donegal County Councillor is demanding answers amid reports that fire crews were delayed responding to an emergency call out involving a house fire in Falcarragh this week. It’s understood that no fire crew from the nearby fire station was available at the time, resulting in fire personnel from Gaoth Dobhair and Letterkenny tending to the scene instead.It’s claimed that the property sustained significant damage owing to the delay.Local Cllr John Sheamais Ó Fearraigh serious questions need to be asked:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Facebook Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Questions asked after delay in attending Donegal house fire Previous articleGaoth Dobhair beat Glenswilly to move within point of titleNext articleDonegal Floods – One Year On News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – August 22, 2018 center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Guitarist to visit Banks

first_imgLatest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Holmes returning for storytelling festival Brent Holmes will return to his old stomping grounds this weekend to, once again, be a part of the Pike… read more “He holds degrees from several universities and studied in the master classes of some of today’s most prominent guitarists and has appeared in major cities and festivals throughout North America and Europe,” Denison said. “He has won prizes in several international competitions. He is also a dedicated teacher.”Manderville lives in Montgomery and directs the classical guitar program at Carver Elementary Arts Magnet School. He is on the faculty at both Troy University and Huntingdon College. Next UpDenison said Manderville’s program will include a brief discussion on the guitar’s evolution from a four-course instrument to the modern six-string guitar.“The program will include works from Morlaye, Le Roy, De Visee, Sor, Paganini, Tarrega, Ponce, Byrd, Serrano, Merlin and others,” Denison said. “The Troy Arts Council is proud to be able to bring a program of this caliber to the schools that don’t often have opportunities like this. We appreciate Wal-Mart’s support of arts education in Pike County.”Denison said Manderville is known around the world as a solo recitalist, chamber musician, teacher and scholar. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 6:28 am Tuesday, January 24, 2012 By Health Videos Doctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Print Article Book Nook to reopen Kevin Manderville will be at Pike County Elementary and Banks schools today to introduce students to the classical guitar and selected repertoire from the Renaissance period to Modern times.The educational music program is sponsored by the Troy Arts Council with the assistance of a Wal-Mart community grant.“This program will give students the opportunity of hearing music that they normally might not hear in passing,” said Dr. William Denison, TAC president. “Kevin Manderville will demonstrate to the students the guitar’s amazing versatility.” Guitarist to visit Banks Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Body stuffed in duffel bag identified as 9-year-old Los Angeles girl; Two detained

first_imgKABC-TV(LOS ANGELES) — Two people have been detained in connection with the death of a young girl whose body was found in a duffel bag near a Los Angeles-area trail.Police confirmed the girl’s identity as 9-year-old Trinity Love Jones of Los Angeles County on Sunday night and said two persons of interest had been detained for questioning.“Investigators have detained two persons of interest in this case and they are actively continuing their investigation,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement Sunday. “Although the Coroner’s Office determined the death to be a homicide, the cause of death is being withheld.”Trinity’s barefoot body was found last Tuesday along a trail in Hacienda Heights, California. Police had described her as African-American and thin, standing 4 feet 5 inches tall and weighing about 55 pounds.Authorities said there were no obvious signs of trauma, but her death was ruled suspicious. It’s unclear if she was dead before being placed in the bag, according to authorities.The sheriff department’s confirmation came hours after a family came forward to identify the young girl as Trinity.Family and community members gathered at a makeshift memorial on Sunday near the trail where Trinity was found. The area was decorated with pink flowers, balloons, stuffed animals and photos of the young girl.Antonio Jones, who said he’s Trinity’s father, described her as “fun, loving, big heart, bubbly.”“Little girl could’ve been whatever she wanted to be in life,” Jones told ABC Los Angeles station KABC-TV on Sunday.Officials did not release the identity of the detainees but did say more information would be released later this week.“Due to the overwhelming response from the news media and tips received from the public, investigators have identified the deceased child discovered on March 5, 2019,” the sheriff’s department said in the statement. “As additional facts are established and verified, investigators anticipate that additional information will be available for release during a press conference later in the week.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

‘Leaning Tower of Dallas’ still remains, despite efforts to demolish the structure

first_imgAlex Rozier/WFAA(DALLAS) — A stubborn structure in Dallas, referred to as the city’s very own “Leaning Tower,” still stands as of Tuesday.Efforts to demolish the 11-story building started on Feb. 16, however the implosion went awry and only took down some of it. The center of the building, which held the concrete and steel elevator shaft, remained.It was during that demolition the remaining structure tilted and gained its nickname “The Leaning Tower of Dallas.”New efforts to take the building down began on Monday and are expected to continue in the coming days.Crews will now use a 5,600 wrecking ball over the next three to four days in an effort to bring it down entirely, according to Lloyd D. Nabors Demolition, LLC. The wrecking ball will be used on the structure from the top down.Stan Caldwell, an engineer who is not involved with this demolition but has worked in structural engineering for nearly 50 years, said a wrecking ball is the best way to demolish the building.“Though not very dramatic or speedy, it is a safe approach to bringing down the remaining elevator and stairwell shaft. Safety is even more important this week, given the strong gusty winds,” Caldwell told ABC Dallas affiliate WFAA.In the meantime, developers are encouraging residents to snap a photo with the structure before it comes down.“The concrete and steel core elevator shaft that survived the demolition is a testament to the same ‘built to last’ philosophy we will honor in our development,” according to a statement from The Central Dallas, the incoming development.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more