Web Tool Allows Users to Analyze Agriculture Data

first_img By Gary Truitt – Oct 27, 2014 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Web Tool Allows Users to Analyze Agriculture Data USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, or NASS, now offers an online tool for data. The tool allows for rapid access to Census of Agriculture maps and data about farms in more than 3,000 counties across the United States. The web maps will “give farmers, ranchers, researchers, planners, non-profits, and industry easy access to important data that impact nearly every aspect of agriculture,” according to NASS administrator Joseph T. Reilly. The interactive maps allow users to navigate to an area and print and display that exact area’s data. It provided users a way to visualize and analyze the 2012 Census of Agriculture data. Anyone can access and use the Ag Census Web Maps. Find the new maps online at ag census dot usda dot gov. (https://www.agcensus.usda.gov)NASS developed the application in collaboration with USDA’s Economic Research Service. Information about harvested acreage, agricultural sales, enrollment in crop insurance programs, natural resources use, statistics on cattle, demographics about farmers and ranchers, and more can be visualized and analyzed using the Ag Census Web Maps application. Web Tool Allows Users to Analyze Agriculture Data Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleDry Weather Allows Hoosier Harvest to Catch UpNext articleTravelers Motor Club and Association Motor Club Support E-15 Gary Truittlast_img read more

Humane Society Hopes Families Will Adopt Their Own German Shepherd After Breed’s Big Win at Westminster

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere’s What Experts Say Women Want In A ManHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty 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news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday As 5-year-old, German shepherd Rumor was crowned Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show last night, the six German shepherds currently awaiting adoption at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA howled in joy.Buddy, a 1-year-old exuberant pup who loves tennis balls, couldn’t have imagined a better choice. It was reported that five-year-old A.J. danced circles in his kennel and six-year-old Steve squeaked his favorite toy in celebration. The other three German Shepherds joined in the festivities by treating all shelter residents to a round of dog cookies.“It’s unusual to have so many German shepherds at our shelter at one time,” says Julie Bank, President/CEO of the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA. “We hope that Rumor’s big win will inspire people to adopt a shepherd of their own.”German shepherds are extremely intelligent dogs that make loyal family pets. Weighing in at between 75 and 95 pounds, German Shepherds are large breed dogs that require regular exercise and plenty of mental stimulation. The breed is easy to train and are very loyal to their owners, but may be wary of strangers and other pets. German Shepherds are great working dogs and are commonly employed as seeing eye dogs, police canines, drug sniffers, and as part of search and rescue teams.The adoption fee for all dogs at the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is $125 and includes the spay or neuter surgery, microchip and up-to-date vaccines. All adoptable pets can be viewed on the organization’s website at pasadenahumane.org/adopt.About the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCAThe Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is a donor-supported, non-profit organization that provides animal care and services for homeless and owned animals in the Greater Los Angeles Area. The organization is dedicated to promoting humane treatment and compassionate care for all animals. The animals in our care come from 11 animal control contract cities, as well as partner shelters across the Los Angeles area and beyond. The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA also offers lifesaving programs and services to the community that support the human-animal bond and keep pets in homes. To learn more, visit pasadenahumane.org. 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Community News Humane Society Hopes Families Will Adopt Their Own German Shepherd After Breed’s Big Win at Westminster From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | 6:59 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community Newslast_img read more

Speech: UK closing statement by Lord Ahmad at the 40th Session of the Human Rights Council

first_imgAs I said during my speech at the Council on 25 February, in an ideal world, states and non-state actors would not violate and abuse human rights. Sadly, we do not live in that ideal world, and that is why the Human Rights Council is such a vitally important part of the rules based international system. The UK continues to be one of the Council’s strongest supporters and we are underlining that commitment by standing for election to the Council next year, for the 2021-2023 term.I welcome the UN’s continuing advocacy on media freedom, including commitments made by the Secretary General. A free media is essential for democracy, economic prosperity and the protection of human rights. All states must come together to remove impediments to a free media and ensure justice for those who commit violence against journalists. We hope ministers from around the world will join us, and our Canadian co-hosts, in London on 10 to 11 July for our international conference to agree a meaningful way forward.This has been an important Council in terms of country resolutions and issues of topical concern. On China, we supported a side event that focused on the situation in Xinjiang and we continue to call on China to implement the recommendations made by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. On Venezuela, we co-sponsored a US-led side event that highlighted the human rights situation there, and also supported a joint statement to the Council.Turning to Syria, I welcome the resolution adopted by the Council. The liberation of the last territory held by Daesh is a historic moment, but Syria is far from returning to normal. The international community must continue to highlight ongoing violations and abuses by all sides, and support UN-led efforts for a political resolution. The Commission of Inquiry’s work is vital, and I welcome the renewal of its mandate for another year.I am pleased that the Council renewed the mandate of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan, with South Sudan’s agreement. This enables the Commission to continue its vital work in monitoring human rights and tackling impunity. The Commission plays an important role in supporting implementation of South Sudan’s peace deal and I urge South Sudan’s continued cooperation.We welcome the adoption of the resolution on the human rights situation in Nicaragua, which highlights restrictions on civil society and the independent press. I am alarmed by the police’s arbitrary use of force against, and arrest of, peaceful protestors last weekend. If Nicaragua is to move forward, the Government must end the repression of its citizens, create the right climate for inclusive political dialogue and participate with genuine intent to reach a peaceful negotiated solution.I welcome the renewal of the mandate for the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran. This provides an important signal that the international community remains concerned with unfair judicial processes that fall significantly below international standards, the arbitrary detention of dual nationals and others, and deterioration in the protection of freedoms of expression and of religion or belief. Iran should grant the Special Rapporteur immediate access so that he can properly fulfil his mandate.Turning to Libya, the resolution underlines the need for all parties, including the Government of National Accord and the UN, to continue to improve the human rights situation. Full support for the UN-led Action Plan will be crucial to address human rights violations and abuses as it provides the best route to a sustainable political settlement, with greater security and stability.I am encouraged by Sri Lanka’s agreement to co-sponsor a further resolution continuing the commitments made to the Human Rights Council in October 2015 and March 2017. The UK will continue to support Sri Lanka as it implements its commitments.Elsewhere, I welcome the renewal of the mandates of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, the Independent Expert for Mali and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the DPRK. I also welcome the adoption of the resolution on Human Rights monitoring in the Georgian regions of South Ossetia and AbkhaziaFor the reasons the Foreign Secretary set out in his article, the UK voted against four resolutions on the Occupied Palestinian Territories, tabled under agenda item 7. While we welcome the decision to table a fifth resolution, on accountability, under agenda item 2 in response to the High Commissioner’s report, the UK abstained our explanation of vote because it did not address the actions of non-state actors such as Hamas. I want to stress that these votes should not be misconstrued in any way as a vote against either Palestinian self-determination, or against appropriate and proportionate scrutiny of human rights abuses or illegal settlement activity in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. We remain committed to a two state solution and support justified scrutiny of Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories under appropriate agenda items.Finally, I welcome the support for the joint UK and Austrian led statement made in response to the deteriorating human rights situation in Cameroon. This demonstrates widespread concern and strengthens our call for the Government to establish a credible dialogue and accept offers of technical assistance to address the worsening human rights situation.The Human Rights Council has an essential role in bringing states together to address the world’s most pressing human rights issues. The UK will continue to play an active role on the Council and to support its efforts to hold those who violate and abuse human rights to account.last_img read more

We will continue to fight – Jordan Ayew

first_imgGhana forward Jordan Ayew says the Black Stars will continue to fight in the AFCON after a late loss to Senegal in Mongomo on Monday.Ayew was the most impressive member of Ghana’s team as he put in the best display of his international career but was left disappointed with the result”In the first half we played really well but in the second half we withdrew; playing backwards and we conceded that goal. We needed to fight tonight and go home at least with a draw. A lack of concentration cost us but we are down but not dead. We will see what will happen in the next two games,” he noted.With the expected return of regular strike partner Asamoah Gyan, Ghana will be hopeful of a turnaround albeit against the heavy favourites Algeria on Friday.last_img read more