More Questions than Answers about 2nd Beef Checkoff

first_img By Andy Eubank – Nov 4, 2014 SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleEthanol Coalition: Auto Engineers Expose EPA’s Oil Bias Andy Eubank More Questions than Answers about 2nd Beef Checkoff Home Indiana Agriculture News More Questions than Answers about 2nd Beef Checkoff SHARE 2nd checkoff questionsAg Secretary Tom Vilsack is moving ahead with plans to create a second beef check off. USDA is expected to file a notice in the Federal Register early this month seeking public comment on the proposal.  Cattlemen’s Beef Board Operating Committee Member Linda Gilbert of South Dakota says she has many questions about the second program and its possible affects.“There are a lot of questions that we all have on how that will work in conjunction with the current checkoff and what the Cattlemen’s Beef Board role will be and what we need to be aware of. So, at this time I more questions. I don’t have any answers.”Gilbert says she’s not worried about a second program being put out because producers will eventually decide on which check off prevails.“I’m not as concerned because I do believe that it will be about what the producers want, and that’s who we need to be listening to. They have indicated that they want to see some changes and possibly this is the best route. We just don’t know yet.”Gilbert is hoping producers will weigh in with their comments and help give the Ag Secretary direction on where to go.“I would encourage people to definitely be a part of the comment period because that is where he’s going to find what the interests of the producers and the beef industry are. It seems like the industry groups have had a hard time coming together. That’s not surprising to me. We have a lot of different parts of our chain.”The parallel check off program the Ag Secretary is planning would likely be funded by an additional one dollar per head fee that producers would pay while continuing to pay a dollar per head to fund the current check off program.last_img read more

Senior Healthcare Executive Tamara Elias, M.D., Joins BehaVR, Inc. Board of Directors

first_img NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– BehaVR, a leading innovator of virtual reality-based digital wellness and digital therapeutic experiences, today announced that Tamara Elias, M.D. has been appointed to the company’s board of directors as Independent Director. Dr. Elias currently serves as Vice President and Head of Global Partnerships & Innovation at Merck & Co., Inc. Her expertise and experience will help guide BehaVR as it expands within behavioral health and works closely with health systems, payer organizations and biopharmaceutical leaders interested in this space. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Elias join our team as our Independent Director. Her experience with clinical product development and commercialization and deep understanding of both the payer and life sciences sectors will be a huge asset to BehaVR as we continue to grow,” said Aaron Gani, founder and CEO of BehaVR. “She has her finger on the pulse of the latest innovations and advancements in healthcare delivery, and we are excited for the perspective she will bring to our company as we expand our collaborations and develop new digital wellness and therapeutic solutions.” “I am excited about the acceleration of digital wellness solutions to improve healthcare delivery, so look forward to working with the talented BehaVR team and distinguished Board to expand adoption of its vast capabilities,” said Elias. “I share the company’s commitment to helping people achieve their best health and welcome the opportunity to contribute to its efforts to achieve this important mission.” Prior to joining Merck, Dr. Elias served as vice president of clinical product development at Aetna, vice president of corporate strategy and business development at Becton Dickinson, and a partner at Essex Woodlands Healthcare Partners, a healthcare-only growth equity firm. Earlier in her career, she was a management consultant at McKinsey, advising pharmaceutical, diagnostic and device companies in R&D, product commercialization and M&A. Dr. Elias currently serves on the boards of medical device companies Avinger, Inc. and REVA Medical, and she has previously served on the boards of Millennium Pharmacy Systems, BreatheAmerica, Influence Health and ATS Medical. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Anthropology from Yale University, and a Doctor of Medicine from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She trained as a general surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital. About BehaVR BehaVR is advancing healthcare access and delivery and improving patient outcomes and experiences through the pioneering use of virtual reality (VR), cloud computing, and machine learning. Founded by leading clinicians, healthcare veterans and technology innovators, BehaVR has a proprietary technology platform that enables a personalized and progressive treatment approach that is grounded in decades of neuroscience research and designed to educate, motivate, and activate individuals to make long-term, sustained improvements to their health. For more information, visit www.behavr.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209006059/en/ CONTACT: Kerri Guyton [email protected] 615-610-0322 KEYWORD: TENNESSEE UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY MEDICAL DEVICES FITNESS & NUTRITION OTHER TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE AUDIO/VIDEO OTHER HEALTH INTERNET GENERAL HEALTH HEALTH SOURCE: BehaVR Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 01:37 PM/DISC: 02/09/2021 01:37 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209006059/en Senior Healthcare Executive Tamara Elias, M.D., Joins BehaVR, Inc. Board of Directors Twitter Facebook Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 center_img TAGS  Twitter Local NewsBusiness Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleHeat’s Bradley on COVID-19 diagnosis: ‘I was really nervous’Next articleNaturade Debuts in 40 Costco Wholesale Clubs Across US Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Man arrested following Milford stabbing

first_img Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsApp By News Highland – May 10, 2012 Facebook Twitter A 19 year old woman has been stabbed in Milford,  a man’s been arrested.Gardai in Milford have confirmed they are investigating the circumstances of a stabbing incident at a dwelling at Lough Rd, Milford at approx. 7.30pm last night.The woman is being treated at Letterkenny Hospital for her injuries they are not believed to be life threatening.A 20 year old man is being detained at Milford Garda station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act. Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Pinterestcenter_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested following Milford stabbing Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous article39 year man being treated after Derry shootingNext articleJansu submit revised planning application in Buncrana News Highland Newsx Advertslast_img read more

Wind River and CENGN accelerate StarlingX adoption for edge computing applications

first_imgWind River is working together with the Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN) to create a public repository to host StarlingX resources as a reference for the open source community.StarlingX, as a source code–only project with no ISO or binary image available, has been challenging for interested developers to quickly get on board and meaningfully experiment. With this new public repository, visitors will soon be able to download an ISO image and gain access to the upstream components. Currently, developers can access CENGN’s mirror site for StarlingX, as well as check for updates about the repository. StarlingX is an open source project hosted by the OpenStack Foundation that provides cloud infrastructure software for demanding critical infrastructure applications and services to be deployed at the network edge. A key benefit of StarlingX is that it provides a complete edge cloud software stack comprised of many open source components.Launched in May of this year with initial code contributions from the Wind River Titanium Cloud virtualization platform, StarlingX has grown to more than 80 active contributors from the community. The StarlingX software platform provides virtualization infrastructure designed for the rigorous demands of critical infrastructure applications, such as telecom networks and industrial control.CENGN is contributing staff and equipment resources to host a mirror of key upstream StarlingX components that are required in the edge cloud stack. This new StarlingX repository will serve as the community-driven build and continuous integration process. Wind River is contributing staff resources and expertise to this environment. Together, CENGN and Wind River are collaborating with the community to deliver the mirror service to all Starling X users.CENGN is dedicated to accelerating the growth of the Canadian information and communications technology (ICT) sector. Through leading-edge technology infrastructure and expertise plus the creation of a globally recognized ecosystem of partners, CENGN helps small and medium enterprises overcome commercialization barriers and grow.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Arrow Electronics signs Hongfa for EMEANext Mouser Electronics and Sigfox announce global distribution agreementlast_img read more

9 months agoMarseille urged to move for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Marseille urged to move for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayiby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrench pundit Pierre Menes has urged Olympique Marseille to re-sign Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi.The Belgian has just had his loan at Valencia cut short and will not be returning to the Blues.Instead, Valencia are helping Batshuayi to find a new club.Menes, meanwhile, says OM should move for him:Houhou l’OM c’est pas une bonne idée ça? RT @lequipe Valence : Michy Batshuayi officiellement indésirable https://t.co/htcZe4MFrI— Pierre Ménès (@PierreMenes) January 10, 2019 last_img read more

Conservatives halt allnight voting marathon vow to resume fight next week

first_imgOTTAWA – The Conservatives vowed Friday to employ new tactics next week to force testimony from Justin Trudeau’s national security adviser over the prime minister’s recent trip to India.The Tories made the pledge after ending a marathon overnight voting session that began Thursday and kept members of Parliament answering roll calls in the House of Commons for nearly 21 hours.Conservative House leader Candice Bergen called a halt to the procedural stunt after MPs had voted on hundreds of motions deemed confidence measures. After she did, the calendar on the clerk’s desk finally flipped over to Friday and the sitting wrapped up.Bergen thanked parliamentary staff, from the Speaker to security guards to cafeteria workers, for hanging on through the prolonged sitting.Soon afterwards, the bleary MPs — some clad in sweats and clutching pillows and blankets — emerged from the chamber pumping their fists in the air in a victory gesture.At issue was the Liberal government’s refusal to support a Conservative demand that national security adviser Daniel Jean be called to testify before a Commons committee about a briefing he gave journalists during the prime minister’s ill-starred visit to India.Jean suggested to reporters covering Trudeau’s trip last month that rogue factions in the Indian government had sabotaged the visit. Since then, Opposition MPs demanded that Jean explain his reasoning about how one-time Canadian Sikh separatist and convicted attempted murderer Jaspal Atwal was invited to a Trudeau event in India.Atwal’s appearance, and Jean’s statements about the Indian government, have harmed Canada-India relations, said Conservative foreign affairs critic Erin O’Toole.“We’ve already seen the Indian government express outrage, raise tariffs,” said O’Toole.“We’ve angered a major Commonwealth partner … and the prime minister clings to this conspiracy theory that directly contradicts his own MP, Randeep Sarai.”While Trudeau has defended Jean as a professional, non-partisan, veteran public servant who only says what he knows to be true, Sarai took responsibility for getting Atwal on the guest lists for Trudeau events in India after Atwal said he requested an invitation.Only one of those two scenarios can be true, said O’Toole: either Atwal was invited by a Liberal MP or he was an Indian government plant and Jean should be allowed to testify so he can clear the air over the controversy.But Liberal House Leader Bardish Chagger said it was entirely up to MPs on the national security committee — the majority of whom are Liberals — to decide whether Jean should be called to testify.“The committee should be able to choose if they would like him to come and testify or not,” said Chagger. “And that’s a choice for committee members to make.”NDP members, however, noted that the committee had not voted on a motion to compel Jean to testify. Instead, committee members adjourned debate before a vote could be called.Either way, it’s up to Trudeau to “come clean with Canadians about his trip to India,” Bergen said in a statement.“Canadians deserve to know the truth about what happened during the Atwal Affair,” she said. “Justin Trudeau is trying to hide the one person who can set the record straight. That’s not right.”O’Toole insisted the fight will carry on next week, although he wouldn’t say what new tactics his party might use.“We’re going to bring this back in a new way,” said O’Toole.last_img read more

Older vehicles in London to be charged more for polluting

first_imgLONDON – Drivers of older, more polluting cars will face an additional charge when entering central London as the city battles air pollution blamed for thousands of premature deaths each year.Starting Monday, cars registered before vehicles were forced to meet new European emissions standards now face a toxicity charge of 10 pounds ($13.50) a day in addition to the congestion charge of 11.50 pounds every time they enter central London. The new rules apply primarily to cars registered before 2006 and may include some registered before 2008.London Mayor Sadiq Khan says he plans to clean up the capital’s air and the so-called T-Charge will “encourage motorists to ditch polluting, harmful vehicles.”The city says almost 95 per cent of Londoners live in areas where particulate pollution exceeds World Health Organization standards.last_img read more

Toronto stock index ends down despite commodity gains US markets mixed

first_imgCanada’s main stock index gave up early gains to close lower Tuesday, while U.S. stocks were mixed and the loonie remained flat.The Toronto Stock Exchange ended lower despite strong gains in commodities, which showed strength after copper rose from a price floor, said Dominique Barker, Portfolio Manager, CIBC Asset Management.“One thing that has been consistent all day has been commodities, so we’ve had commodity prices up off the bottom, particularly copper.”The September copper contract closed up six cents at US$2.81 a pound. Efforts by the Chinese government to spur economic activity is probably a key contributor to the rise, said Barker.“I think that’s driven by some news out of China yesterday with their announcement to reduce taxes and increase infrastructure spending. So we’re seeing a read-through on to the energy stocks, equities in Canada, as well as copper stocks in Canada.”The S&P/TSX global base metals index was up 3.62 per cent as big copper names like Souther Copper, Lundin Mining, First Quantum Minerals all saw substantial gains.Overall, the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index closed down 30.71 points at 16,390.13 as losses in health, industrials and consumer staples weighed on the market.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed up 197.65 points at 25,241.94. The S&P 500 index closed up 13.42 points at 2,820.40 and the Nasdaq composite index was down 1.11 points at 7,840.77.Gains in some U.S. markets came as many big-name companies showed strong earnings, said Barker.“Some of the reports that came out today were very supportive of a strong economy. There were beats and raises by Eli Lilly, Lockheed Martin, 3M, Google and Verizon. All announced earnings that beat expectations.”The Canadian dollar averaged 76.01 cents US, unchanged from Monday.The September crude contract closed up 63 cents at US$68.52 per barrel and the September natural gas contract was up two cents at US$2.72 per mmBTU. The August gold contract ended down 10 cents at US$1,225.50 an ounce.Canadian National Railway Co. announced after market close that it had increased its earnings outlook and capital program for the year, following a quarter that saw its net income increase 27 per cent in the last quarter compared with last year.The railway closed down 61 cents or 0.54 per cent at $112 after the company said earlier in the day that it had made interim CEO Jean-Jacques Ruest its permanent chief executive.last_img read more

Wildfire Service downgrades status of three wildfires in Northeast BC

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The BC Wildfire Service has downgraded the status of three wildfires burning in Northeast B.C.Fire Information Officer Amanda Reynolds says that while the activity of the Tommy Lake Fire remains intense, fire activity on three other large fires has diminished to the point where the Service no longer considers them wildfires of note. According to Reynolds, the wildfire burning southeast of the Muskwa River near Fort Nelson has not experienced much fire activity in the past week. That fire currently sits at 4,793 hectares, and is not currently threatening any properties since it is located roughly 80 kilometres southwest of Fort Nelson. However, Reynolds said that crews may be looking at a modified response to that fire if it starts to see more fire activity. Closer to Fort St. John, both the Milligan Hills and Kahta Creek Fires have also been downgraded from wildfires of note. The Kahta Creek Fire, which has burned roughly 1,700 hectares near Buckinghorse River, has seen dramatically reduced fire activity over the weekend, especially after the fire saw 10 mm of rain fall late last week. There are currently 55 firefighters and 3 helicopters battling that fire, and Reynolds said that firefighters have been patrolling the fire’s perimeter to ensure that it doesn’t scorch a larger area. The fire is currently being held, meaning it does not appear to be spreading.Fire crews have also increased containment on the Milligan Hills Fire, which is 700 hectares in area. The 60 firefighters, 2 helicopters, and 3 pieces of heavy machinery have managed to build a fire guard and contain 35 percent of the fire, which is 10 kilometres from Milligan Hills Provincial Park. Reynolds said that the fire’s status has also been updated to “Being Held” which indicates that sufficient suppression action has been taken that the fire is not likely to spread beyond existing or predetermined boundaries.Despite this, Reynolds said that crews will continue to monitor these fires to try and ensure they don’t flare up once again.last_img read more

TN farmers to double up as Aghoris in UP to take on

first_imgTiruchirappalli: Over 100 Tamil Nadu ryots will dress up like Aghori sadhus (Shiva followers) and seek alms in Uttar Pradesh to pay for filing their nomination to the Varanasi constituency from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is contesting, farmers’ leader P Ayyakannu said Sunday. This plan is to try and bring back focus on the plight of farmers besides collecting money (about Rs 25,000 for each nomination) for filing papers, Ayyakannu said. “We plan to dress up like Aghori sadhus and seek alms,” Ayyakannu, president of the National South Indian Rivers Inter-Linking Farmers Association, told PTI in an interview. Ayyakannu had said on Saturday that 111 farmers from Tamil Nadu would contest against Modi from Varanasi if the BJP does not assure them of fulfilling their demands such as profitable prices for farm produce and include it in the party manifesto. Had the Centre fulfilled their demands following several protests in Delhi in 2017, he said they would not have been forced to resort to such “methods.” Ayyakannu said “our Aghori sadhus protest mode will help people realise that our demands are just and fair.” “We are also thinking of holding a nude protest to highlight our demands like we did in Delhi,” he said. The farmers leader had held various forms of protest including entering the sea in Tamil Nadu to highlight their demands. In November 2018, farmers led by Ayyakannu had gone to Delhi with two skulls, to take part in a kisan rally, alleging it belonged to their colleagues who had allegedly committed suicide over debt. A key demand, loan waiver, is doable if only the government has the will to do it, according to him. “The total farmers loan outstandings is only about Rs 75,000 crore across the country,” Ayyakannu said. He claimed that very huge corporate bad loans were being waived by banks. Ayyakannu wanted to know if farmers who fed the country did not deserve a better deal from the government. “Our demand for loan waiver is just and fair. We don’t have profitable prices for our produce. How do you expect us to clear up our crop loans?” he asked. Loan waiver from all banks, pension for farmers over 60 years, a complete ban on genetically modified seeds and food products,linking rivers, comprehensive personal insurance are the key demands, the farmers leader added.last_img read more