Troy University’s professor honored with distinguished service award

first_img Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The award is given to a FATE member who exemplifies a strong commitment and increasing contribution to FATE.Johnson has been the voice of FATE as vice president for communication.In making the presentation, Johnson was recognized for his close work with FATE leaders and members to “create consistent, relevant communications, delivery methods Email the author Jerry Johnson, professor of design/gradate program development at Troy University, has been awarded the FATE Distinguished Service Award by the Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE) national arts organization.Johnson directs the university’s International Center for Collaboration and Creativity and is also an associate with the Center for Design, Technology and Innovation. He is currently developing an online graduate program in arts and design management.Johnson received the national arts organization’s prestigious distinguished service award at the 2013 FATE Biennial Conference hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design. Published 11:00 pm Friday, June 14, 2013 By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell which have evolved to keep pace with technology and the needs of FATE members.”Johnson’s redesign of FATE communications ensured leaders, members and the general public access to available research and opportunities.His introduction of “FATE Updater” emails and his embracing social media have extended the national organization’s community outreach.Johnson’s third term as vice president began in 2011. He has collaborated with FATE leaders and board members to transition to a new web-content management system. The shift streamlined how educators access information, become FATE members, register for events and receive official communications. These advances effectively positioned the organization for the next generation of growth. Sponsored Content Latest Storiescenter_img Troy University’s professor honored with distinguished service award Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen FATE is a national association dedicated to the promotion of excellence in the development and teaching of college-level foundation courses in both studio and art history. Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like 4-H district roundup winners announced Storytelling is a relative new event in the 4-H Southeast Regional District Roundup but the tellers at Friday’s “Have I… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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 HealthTop 4 Methods to Get 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

Rohit Sharma reveals which Indian cricketer is the best footballer and what position he…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Twitter(@ImRo45)/PTIAdvertisement 5zxudNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs197i2Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Elif( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ykxgWould you ever consider trying this?😱755Can your students do this? 🌚k99qRoller skating! Powered by Firework Team India opener Rohit Sharma has recently been chosen as the brand ambassador of La Liga, and at an event in Mumbai today, the hard hitting batsman was all open about the growth of the beautiful game in the country. He also talked about the influence of football on his teammates, their hairstyles, and how good they are in the sport. He revealed some interesting facts, even which cricketer is the best with the ball on his feet.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Twitter(@ImRo45)/PTIThe Mumbai Indians skipper said that he is a regular watcher of football matches since he was a kid. He also spoke about his favourite team and club, which are Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane.Talking about his compatriots who follow the sport closely, Rohit revealed the best footballer from the squad.Advertisement “There are lots of them actually, we have got Zlatan Ibrahimovic in our squad as well, that’s Ishant Sharma. M S Dhoni is the number one football player.”Superbly skilled with the bat, Mahi is also well known for his prowess in football. Co-own  Chennaiyin FC in the ISL, the 38 year old participated in a charity match last year, playing for ‘All Stars Football Club’ along with Bollywood icons Abhishek Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor.Advertisement Check out Dhoni juggling a ball with his Chennai SUper Kings teammate in the video below, courtesy of YouTube channel Alia Media.Talking about the involvement of football with cricket, Rohit said that before every match, a game of football is a regular warm up drill, and the right handed batsman also revealed that he plays as a midfielder.“I love playing as a midfielder during warm-up matches because that’s the most challenging spot. Football is played as a warm-up because it brings us together as a team makes our body active.” he told reporters.The first ever non-footballer to be chosen as a brand ambassador for La Liga, Rohit was jolly about the development of the sport in the country.Rohit continued- “Over the course of the past five years, we have witnessed a significant growth in the interest for football in India.”Also read:See which Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma compared with Zlatan IbrahimovićWatch: Rohit Sharma talking to his baby from the dressing room balcony will melt your heart! Advertisementlast_img read more

SA recognised for seal protection

first_img26 August 2011 South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs has been presented with the Shining World Compassion Award from the Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association in recognition of its efforts to protect seals. Receiving the award on behalf of the department and South African government in Pretoria on Thursday, Environmental Affairs Deputy Director-General Fundisile Mketeni said the country’s seal population was growing because of the government’s decision to protect them. Mketeni said government was committed to preserving nature. “We feel it’s our duty and mandate to protect the seal species,” he said adding that the country would continue to do so “until we are comfortable with the numbers”. Mketeni said more support was needed from other countries to support the protection of seals. South Africa harvested seals until the late 1980s, but stopped the practice in 1990. This was done on the best scientific advice and following extensive public participation. A policy decision was taken by government to only use seals for non-consumptive use and to protect seals against natural and anthropogenic threats. The policy aims to minimise threats to seals posed by pollution such as ingestion of plastics and entanglement in discarded material such as plastic or strapping cord used to offload tuna from fishing vessels. There has been a resultant 75 percent increase in the number of breeding colonies in South Africa, from 23 in 1971 to 40 in 2009. Supreme Master Ching Hai International is the corporate entity behind Guanyin Famen/Quan Yin. It is affiliated with World Peace Media, Oceans of Love Entertainment, Supreme Master Television, and several cable television series, all groups and businesses established by Ching Hai. Supreme Master Ching Hai is a world-renowned The Department of Environmental Affairs was today presented with the Shining World Compassion Award from the Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association in recognition of its efforts to protect seals. Receiving the award on behalf of the department and South African government, Environmental Affairs Deputy Director-General, Fundisile Mketeni, said the seal population is growing because of the decision taken by government to protect them. Mketeni said government is committed to preserving nature. “We feel it’s our duty and mandate to protect the seal species,” he said, adding that government believes in the conservation of the environment. He said government is doing enough to protect seals and the environment. “We will continue protecting seals until we are comfortable with the numbers,” he said. Although seals are protected in the country, Mketeni said more support is needed from other countries to support the protection of seals. South Africa harvested seals until the late 1980s but stopped the practice in 1990. This was done on best scientific advice and extensive public participation. A policy decision was taken by government to only use seals for non-consumptive use and to protect seals against natural and anthropogenic threats. The policy aims to minimise threats to seals posed by pollution such as ingestion of plastics and entanglement in discarded material such as plastic or strapping cord used to offload tuna from fishing vessels. There has been a 75 percent increase in the number of breeding colonies from 23 in 1971 to 40 in 2009. Supreme Master Ching Hai International is the corporate entity behind Guanyin Famen/Quan Yin. It is affiliated with World Peace Media, Oceans of Love Entertainment, Supreme Master Television, and several cable television series, all groups and businesses established by spiritual teacher, artist, and humanitarian Ching Hai. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Are soybeans responsive to nitrogen fertilizer?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Soybean plants have a high demand for nitrogen as soybean grain contains a large amount of protein. An 80-bushel per acre soybean crop requires approximately 302 pounds of N per acre. As soybean yield increases, many farmers question if nitrogen supplied through fixation and the soil is adequate to maximize yield.With funding from the Ohio Soybean Council, the soybean and small grain production lab at The Ohio State University evaluated nitrogen fertilizer application to soybean in eight Ohio counties in 20 separate trials. Various nitrogen sources (urea, slow-release nitrogen, and foliar nitrogen) and application timings (pre-plant, at planting, and R3 soybean growth stage) were evaluated. Overall, four out of 20 trials resulted in a soybean yield increase with nitrogen application. At today’s soybean price, nitrogen application to soybean had a positive economic return at one location out of 20.Recently, these results from Ohio State were included in a synthesis analysis conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to determine soybean response to nitrogen application across the United States. The analysis included 5,991 plot-specific yield datapoints across 16 states spanning from North Dakota to Louisiana and Nebraska to Maryland. The effect of nitrogen application on soybean yield was relatively small. A single nitrogen application was 0.9 bushel per acre greater yielding than the control (no nitrogen applied) while a split nitrogen application resulted in a 1.6 bushel per acre yield increase compared to the control. At nitrogen application rates of 100 pounds N per acre or less, soybean yield response to nitrogen application was highly variable. Fewer datapoints were available for nitrogen applications greater than 100 pounds of N per acre, but projected a nitrogen rate of 300 pounds N per acre to maximize soybean yield which is unlikely to produce a positive economic return.In fields with first-time soybean production, Rhizobia inoculant and nitrogen fertilizer may be necessary. However, in Ohio under most circumstances, application of nitrogen fertilizer is not needed in fields with a history of soybean production.last_img read more

Work from Home Jobs: Avoiding Scams, Pt. 1

first_imgBy Carol ChurchThe possibility of working from home is appealing to many people, for many reasons. Those who live in isolated areas without much commerce, people with disabilities, parents of young children, people with irregular schedules, and many others all are drawn to this convenient work situation.Military spouses, in particular, may be interested in work-at-home situations because they are portable and relatively easy to manage with the military lifestyle.However, one concern about working at home is that, unfortunately, many unscrupulous people have made a business of their own out of running “work-at-home” scams.How can workers, and especially military families, protect themselves?What Scammers WantTom Baker/PhotospinTypically, those operating these types of scams are looking for two things: your money and/or your personal information. It may be obvious to most of us that some people are trying to get our money, but we may forget that others may be seeking to obtain our personal details for profit. (For instance, you might be told you need to hand over your bank account info or Social Security number in order to be paid.)After information or money has been sent off, it can be difficult to obtain a refund or repair the identity theft. This is why it’s so important to check out these opportunities before committing to anything.Warning SignsThe following should be considered warning signs that a job or “opportunity” is a potential scam.Being asked to pay for materialsCommon scams of this type include envelope stuffing and “home assembly” of products. Almost no one makes money at these tasks.Being asked to pay to begin a jobCommon scams of this type include:mystery shopping (while there is such a thing as legitimate mystery shopping, people rarely earn much, and you should not have to pay)check cashing/wire transfer schemesmedical transcription business trainingrebate processing“stock trading systems”In the vast majority of cases, legitimate employment opportunities will not require paying any money upfront. (One exception is some businesses where consultants sell physical products.)Hearing that you can easily earn thousands per month, that no experience is needed, etc.Anyone looking for this type of work should be skeptical of claims that one can earn a lot of money easily with no experience. If it’s so easy to make so much money, why isn’t everyone doing it?The job is appearing in many paid ads with overblown claimsConsumers should also ask themselves, why is the company paying to advertise so much? If the opportunity is good, why do they need to spend so much money on ads?In Part 2 of this series, we’ll talk about the questions to ask when pursuing a work-at-home opportunity, what to do if someone has been a victim, and multilevel marketing companies vs. pyramid schemes.References:Brunelli, L. (2017). 7 Ways to Protect Yourself From Work-at-Home Scams. Retrieved from https://www.thespruce.com/protect-yourself-work-at-home-scams-4049387Kohler, C. (2016). Don’t Get Scammed: 4 Questions to Help You Land a Legit Work-From-Home Job. Retrieved from https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/make-money/how-to-detect-work-from-home-scams/Federal Trade Commission. (2011). Bogus business opportunities. Retrieved from https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/bogus-business-opportunitiesFederal Trade Commission. (2015). Work-at-home businesses. Retrieved from https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0175-work-home-businessesFederal Trade Commission. (2016). Multilevel marketing. Retrieved from https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0065-multilevel-marketingWang, J. (2013). 5 Signs that MLM “Opportunity” Might Be a Scam. Retrieved from http://www.businessinsider.com/5-signs-that-mlm-opportunity-might-be-a-scam-2013-1Ward, S. (2017). Learn to Distinguish Between MLM and Pyramid Schemes. Retrieved from https://www.thebalance.com/is-it-multilevel-marketing-or-a-pyramid-scheme-2947159last_img read more

3 UCLA basketball players suspended after theft in China

first_imgQC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’ PLAY LIST 02:46Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “I’ve learned my lesson from this big mistake and I’m a hundred percent sure I’ll never make a mistake like this again. It’s going to make me a better person from here on out.”When it was his turn, Hill said, “I’m sorry for shoplifting. What I did was stupid. I don’t want to be known for this dumb mistake.”“I hope you can forgive my stupid, childish actions,” he added.Riley was the first to speak and he thanked the Pac-12 Conference, several UCLA administrators and his teammates.“You guys mean so much to me,” Riley said of his teammates. “I’m sorry for letting you down.”Athletic director Dan Guerrero also spoke at the news conference, but no one took questions from a large group of media.ADVERTISEMENT Alford didn’t specify what the indefinite suspensions mean, saying only that the three players would have to earn their way back onto the team.He said at some point, the trio may be permitted to join team workouts, meetings and practices, but that timeline has yet to be decided.“We will come to a resolution in short order,” Guerrero said.Earlier Wednesday, Trump tweeted: “Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump? They were headed for 10 years in jail!”All three players did.“I’d like to thank President Trump and the United States government for the help that they provided us as well,” Ball said.The players were detained in Hangzhou for questioning following allegations of shoplifting last week before the Bruins beat Georgia Tech in their season-opening game in Shanghai. The rest of the UCLA team returned home Saturday.Guerrero said the incident occurred when the team was given 90 minutes of free time on Nov. 6 in Hangzhou.“Those three visited several stores, took items from three stores and returned to the hotel,” he said, without revealing the items taken or their value.The next day, Guerrero said, police arrived at the hotel shared by UCLA and Georgia Tech and interviewed both teams in an attempt to identify the culprits. Police searched the players’ personal belongings and the team bus before identifying Ball, Hill and Riley, he said. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH No one from Georgia Tech was implicated.Guerrero said the UCLA trio was taken to a police station for questioning, and Alford arrived later, along with basketball administrator Chris Carlson. Guerrero found out while flying to Shanghai.After being arrested, the players remained in custody for questioning and were released on $2,220 bail on Nov. 8. Guerrero said they had to give up their passports and agree to travel restrictions.Upon their release, they remained in a hotel at UCLA’s insistence, not the local police’s, with Carlson and another administrator supervising them, Guerrero said.He said the bail money was refunded by police. Once the charges were withdrawn, the trio acknowledged breaking the law, he said.Guerrero said UCLA provided the resources to help the players and the university is working to see who is responsible for costs and any NCAA implications.Police told the players they could leave the country on Tuesday and they boarded a plane later that day.Guerrero said Alford reminded his team of the expectations for good behavior before they left on the tripand while they were in China.UCLA traveled to China as part of the Pac-12’s global initiative that seeks to popularize the league’s athletic programs and universities overseas. The China Game is in its third year, and while the scandal was developing the league announced that California and Yale will play in next year’s edition.The No. 23 Bruins host Central Arkansas in their home opener on Wednesday night. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View comments Serena Williams set to wed in New Orleans — reportscenter_img Flanked by teammates Cody Riley, left, and Jalen Hill, UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball reads his statement during a news conference at UCLA Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Los Angeles. The three players were detained in Hangzhou following allegations of shoplifting last week before a game against Georgia Tech in Shanghai. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES — Three UCLA basketball players detained for shoplifting at three high-end stores in China publicly apologized Wednesday before coach Steve Alford announced they were being suspended indefinitely.Freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley won’t be allowed to suit up, practice or travel with the team while the university continues to sort out the circumstances of last week’s incident in Hangzhou, China, Alford said during a news conference at Pauley Pavilion.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “These are good young men who have exercised an inexcusable lapse of judgment and now they have to live with that,” Alford said. “They let a lot people down in the process.”“I’m confident that they have already begun to use this experience as a life lesson,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBall, Hill and Riley took turns confessing to the theft and apologizing while also thanking President Donald Trump for intervening on their behalf with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. The players had returned to Los Angeles on Tuesday after Chinese authorities withdrew the charges against them.“I’m sorry for stealing from the stores in China,” said Ball, the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, who played last season at UCLA.last_img read more

10 months agoMan City whiz Sane: Sterling in career best form

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City whiz Sane: Sterling in career best formby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City whiz Leroy Sane says Raheem Sterling must be close to career best form.Sterling already has nine Premier League goals and six assists to his name this season and signed a new deal in November to keep him at the club until 2023.Sane said, “Of course, it’s always important if you have good people around you – good friends. You can trust them also and obviously, it’s very important for our team.“He’s scored a lot of goals and helps us a lot in every way and he’s just a really good guy – a humble guy.”He is also really hungry and motivated to improve in his own game – to achieve something: his own targets.“This is what it’s like to push him to get better and if it goes like this every year, I think soon he can also be one of the best players.” last_img read more

a month agoSouthampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn: I wanted to be a striker

first_imgSouthampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn: I wanted to be a strikerby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn admits Mum isn’t crazy about having another keeper in the family.Like most kids, he started out dreaming of being a striker but was put between the sticks as a nine-year-old. Yet, if his mum had had her way, she would have stopped the ­ Southampton goalie following in dad Bryan’s footsteps.Gunn Jnr told the Mirror: “I was on trial ­playing outfield at Norwich City for the Under-9s, the keeper got injured. Someone gave me the gloves and after that ­session, someone else told me to bring the gloves next time and focus on being a ­goalkeeper.“After the session when they told me to be a keeper, my dad got home, told my mum and I don’t think she was very pleased. She was like, ‘I’ve dealt with you for 20 years – I don’t need another goalkeeper!’“But it ­happened, she accepted it and I think she’s fine with it now.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

22 days agoSterling: Man City showing Champions League winning form

first_imgSterling: Man City showing Champions League winning formby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRaheem Sterling says Manchester City are on the right path for Champions League glory.The reigning Premier League champions are now top of Group C with six points from two games after Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb.The England forward said: “We know the teams we have in Europe, they are top opponents. It will never be easy to win it.”We need to keep going. The most important thing is trying to qualify from this group. If we keep doing that, year in year out, the better chance we will have to win it.”We just need to progress to the group stages and think about it later. We just need to keep focus.”There are more games coming up and we know they are going to be difficult. So we just need to keep going. We go to the weekend now and we need to focus on that.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

HapagLloyd DB Schenker Launching EcoFriendly Initiative

first_imgzoom German container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd and compatriot logistics services provider DB Schenker have launched a project aimed at cutting sulfur oxide emissions in ports.In order to reduce the impact of pollution, especially in Asian and Latin American ports, a “prestigious customer” switches all of its containers shipped by Hapag-Lloyd to low-sulfur fuel.Specifically, customers pay a voluntary surcharge on each of its containers shipped through these ports, having started in mid-2017. Such surcharge is used by Hapag-Lloyd to purchase the low-sulfur fuel.Customers receive a factual statement on the fuel change for all of their containers while DB Schenker supervises the transaction.As explained, the move goes beyond current regulation. While some regions in the world provide for 0.1% sulfur content not to be exceeded when at berth, many ports still do not have any such regulations and fuel is permitted to be burnt with sulfur contents of up to 3.5% to run vessel facilities during port stays for loading and discharge.“We are proud to enter with such prestigious companies in a ground-breaking health and environmental initiative,” Andrea Dorothea Schoen, Carbon Controller and head of DB Schenker’s climate protection program and project initiator, commented.“For us this a milestone in our environmental partnership – with the shipper and the carrier alike,” Schoen added.“We jointly can pave the way for better air quality and push sustainability on the oceans,” Thorsten Haeser, CCO of Hapag-Lloyd, pointed out.last_img read more