Pioneer Agronomy Update 5/14/14

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first_imgHome News Feed Pioneer Agronomy Update 5/14/14 By Gary Truitt – May 14, 2014 Listen to the complete report from Stephanie Smith SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter For the last two years, planting has been difficult in Indiana; it was either too dry or too wet. While this year planting was later than average, the conditions were ideal. “We could not have asked for any better conditions at planting,” said Stephanie Smith, field agronomist with DuPont Pioneer. She told HAT much of the Northern Indiana corn crop has been planted and is beginning to emerge, but heavy rains this week are causing some problems, “We have seen some very heavy rains, and there are some fields in the Grant County area that have standing water on them.”  She added the extent of any damage will not be known for a few days yet.center_img Smith’s advice for growers is that, as the crop emerges, evaluate your stands, “Get out there and measure a 17’5″ strip on your 30 inch rows. If you have less than 25 plants, that will translate to 25,000 plants per acre. You are probably in some trouble and should consider replanting.” She said it is still early enough that replanting should not be a problem. Another concern Smith has is uneven emergence, “We planted into some dry soils; and, depending on seed placement and seed depth, we may have some uneven stands.” SHARE She also suggested some early scouting for insects, “The concern this year is cutworms. Moth flights have been heavy, so getting out and scouting fields will be important.” Previous articleEmergence, the Next Big IssueNext articleIndiana Milkmen Turn their Sites to Indy 500 Duties Gary Truitt Pioneer Agronomy Update 5/14/14last_img read more

New PIL Challenging WhatsApp Updated Privacy Policy: Delhi High Court Seeks Centre’s Response

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first_imgNews UpdatesNew PIL Challenging WhatsApp Updated Privacy Policy: Delhi High Court Seeks Centre’s Response Sparsh Upadhyay5 May 2021 2:03 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court today issued notice to the Centre and social media platforms, Facebook and WhatsApp seeking their responses on a PIL challenging the new privacy policy of WhatsApp. The Bench of Chief Justice D. N. Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh sought their response on a PIL petition filed by one Harsha Gupta (an Advocate and Educationist) through Advocates Vivek Sood (Senior advocate) and Dhruv Gupta.The Union Of India, WhatsApp, and Facebook have been impleaded as the respondent parties in the petition. Notably, the petition challenges WhatsApp’s general terms of services as well as WhatsApp Business terms of services as violative of the provisions of the IT Act and the right to informational privacy which is implicit in the right to privacy recognized under Article 21 of the Constitution. The Plea states that the information and data provided to WhatsApp by the users, as per the terms of services, is used by WhatsApp not only for rendering the services for which the users have enrolled, but also for sharing this information and data with the Facebook Companies without providing the option to the users to opt out of such arrangement. It further submits that WhatsApp also collects various kinds of information and data of the users of its services not entirely relevant for providing the main services of the WhatsApp App i.e., messaging and communication. It also states, “Such information and data is then used to develop, operate, provide, improve, understand, customize, support, and market WhatsApp’s business services, its other services, and the services and products of the other Facebook Companies.” Further, it adds, “The said terms of services are on the face of it violative of the informational privacy of the users of the App, which is implicit in the right to privacy recognised under Article 21 of the Constitution as held in the landmark judgment of the Supreme Court of India titled K.S. Puttaswamy v. U.O.I.” The petition avers that the statutory provisions of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and the Rules made thereunder explicitly provide for the option to the users to deny the collection and/or use of the data for purposes other than that for which the information is sought and that the Violation of such provisions entails compensation for failure to protect data under section 43A. “Not only this, the said terms of services are void inasmuch as they are against the public policy and thus must be struck down under the contract law too. Further the said terms of services are instances of abuse of dominant position by WhatsApp through making a conclusion of contracts subject to acceptance of supplementary unrelated obligations,” concludes the PIL. Prayers in the Petition A direction to the Union of India to ensure that the information and data of the users of these kinds of service providers is protected from being used without the consent of the provider and further to ensure that such consent is not for the namesake but free in its flair and form.Quashing of the impugned terms of services inasmuch as the same does not provide for opt-out option to the users of the services of WhatsApp.A direction to WhatsApp to incorporate opt-out option in the terms of services of its Privacy Policy. A direction to WhatsApp to collect and use only that much of the information and data of its users which is necessary for the purpose of which the said information and data is collected, in case the user opt-out of the impugned terms of services of its privacy policy. A direction to WhatsApp to desist from violating the informational privacy of the users of its App and vitiating the free consent clause inherent in every contractual agreement. Earlier, responding to public interest litigation before the Delhi High Court, the Centre had sought that WhatsApp be restrained from implementing its new privacy policy and terms of service dated 04th January 2021 pending adjudication on the case by the court. Further, in March 2020, in a significant development, the Competition Commission of India had ordered a probe into the new privacy policy of WhatsApp, after making a prima facie observation that it was violative of the Competition Act 2000. “..the Commission is of the considered opinion that WhatsApp has prima facie contravened the provisions of Section 4 of the Act through its exploitative and exclusionary conduct, in the garb of policy update”, said the order passed by the CCI. Importantly, last month, a single-judge bench of Justice Navin Chawla of the Delhi High Court rejected Facebook Inc and its subsidiary WhatsApp’s challenge to the order by the Competition Commission of India directing a probe into WhatsApp’s new privacy policy for being allegedly anti-competitive. The Court had said that it found no merits in the petition and refused to quash the CCI probe. The bench had reserved its verdict on Apr 13 on Facebook Inc and its subsidiary WhatsApp’s challenge to a Competition Commission of India (CCI) order directing for a probe into WhatsApp’s new privacy policy for being anti-competitive.TagsDelhi High Court Whatsapp WhatsApp Privacy Policy WhatsApp Privacy Policy 2021 Whatsapp Updated Privacy Policy Privacy Policy New Privacy Policy #Updated Privacy Policy #Data privacy Privacy Next Storylast_img read more

US men’s soccer team blasts federation

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first_imgNEW YORK: The US men’s national team on Wednesday called on the US Soccer Federation to at least triple the pay of women’s national team players and accused the federation of “working very hard to sell a false narrative” in opposing their quest for higher pay.Last year, all 28 members of the US women’s squad sued the governing body for soccer in the United States, alleging gender discrimination ahead of their successful World Cup title defence. A trial is scheduled for May. The United States National Soccer Team Players Association, which has previously expressed support for the women’s team, called their 2017-2021 collective bargaining agreement worse than the men’s labour deal that expired in 2018.The US Soccer Federation did not immediately respond to a request for comment. AgenciesAlso Read: Charaideo lift Indu Hazarika U-19 Inter-District soccer titleAlso Watch: International Day of Women and Girls in Science observed at Assam Startup the Nest in Guwahatilast_img read more

Solvay boys bowlers win twice, improve to 4-0

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first_imgAlready at 2-0 heading into the second week of December, the Solvay boys bowling team continued to pile up wins in matches at Strike-N-Spare Lanes.The Bearcats blanked Altmar-Parish-Williamstown 3-0 last Monday afternoon, paced by Carter Lee, who shot a 215 game to close out a 570 series.Ed Matysuk earned a 558 series with a 224 high game, while Ethan Bigelow had a 190 game to close a 536 set. Alex Gallardo earned a 490 series and Russ Tarbell had a three-game total of 441.Meanwhile, the Solvay girls bowling team earned its first win of the season last Monday against APW, shutting out the Rebels 3-0 as Michalena Raymond led the way with a 423 series.Caitlin McCann had a 154 game during her 413 series. Close behind her, Abigail Lee had a three-game total of 365, with Rebecca Ducey earning a 359 set and Kiyyasia Elien getting a 322 series.Solvay’s boys made it four in a row Wednesday against Bishop Grimes, the 7-0 shutout including a 567 series from Bigelow that included back-to-back 201 games.Matysuk shot a 202 during his 541 set as Alex Gallardo, with games of 188 and 181, put together a 523 series.In the girls Bearcats’ 7-0 win over Grimes, Anastasia LaFlair led with a 480 series and high game of 172. McCann’s 174 game kicked off a 441 series as Lee contributed a 403 set.West Genesee returned to action last Tuesday against Cortland at Solvay Recreation Alleys, and could not slow down the Purple Tigers, taking a pair of defeats.The closer boys match had the Wildcats fall 2-1 to Cortland, with Richard Wituszynski shooting a 537 series and 201 high game as Bobby Bidwell (493 series) and Matt Halko (492 series) were close behind. Jake Keep, with a 529 series, and David Benjamin, with a 515 series, paced Cortland.In the girls match, WG’s Lorelai Leskoske shot 178, 164 and 173 on her way to a 515 series. Gabbie Gardner added a 417 set as Cortland, who moved to 5-0, had Calista VanEpps shoot a 512 series and Autumn Wells add a 464 seriesAt Oswego on Thursday, WG’s girls picked up a point, but lost 2-1 as Leskoske managed a 475 series, closing with a 184 game. Gardner’s 338 trailed teammate Cassie Felicia by one pin.The boys Wildcats had a 3-0 defeat to Oswego, who had five series of 508 or better, led by a 586 from Eric Carson. Wituszynski’s 215 game highlighted WG’s efforts.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: bowlingSolvayWest Geneseelast_img read more

Schneidman: Scott Shafer needs to address realities outside 3-0 record

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first_img Published on September 20, 2015 at 8:07 pm Scott Shafer was 21 seconds into his postgame press conference when he first said “3-0.” In the next 10 seconds, he recited Syracuse’s record and the phrase “24 years” three times each.“So let’s not lose that with our questions,” the SU head coach said. “You guys with me?”Shafer started off by trying to manipulate the media situated before him. After a 30-27 overtime win against Central Michigan, a victory that gave the Orange three consecutive wins to start a season for the first time since 1991, Shafer stuck true to his motto of “right here and right now.”He snapped when asked point-blank if freshman quarterback Eric Dungey had a concussion. He sarcastically preceded a reporter’s question with “drum roll” after the same reporter asked last week about red-zone struggles. He replaced a reporter’s last name with “downer” and told him not to be one this weekend.Shafer did acknowledge the defense bending a little too much, stress brought about by his team’s youth and overall needs for improvement. But with No. 8 LSU visiting next weekend, coming off a 24-point win against Auburn, Shafer savored his in-the-moment mentality with a little too much vigor.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDon’t get it twisted, 24 years is a long time and a 3-0 start is certainly cause to celebrate. This Syracuse team has been through the ringer with injuries, losing starters at five different offensive positions. It has overcome a 373-yard effort from Wake Forest quarterback John Wolford on top of losing Ervin Philips and Terrel Hunt on offense. Then a 430-yard day from Central Michigan quarterback Cooper Rush was bailed out by an offense without Dungey, Steve Ishmael, Rob Trudo and Josh Parris.The head coach even admitted his team had only a few hours to enjoy the win Saturday night before flipping the page to the Southeastern Conference powerhouse Tigers. But the menace with which he answered some questions, even chiding and mocking reporters, begs the question as to why Shafer won’t address realities surrounding his team.“I hate the fact that you guys always want to give the specifics out because really, it doesn’t help our cause,” Shafer said, following the question about Dungey’s exact injury.But the media’s job isn’t to help a team’s cause. It’s to provide as much information as possible to gain credibility in a specific business field. Just like it’s Shafer’s job to win football games to gain credibility in his profession.At that point, though, it wasn’t about losing his starting quarterback for the second time in three games. It wasn’t about a defense that allowed 520 yards and is about to face arguably the best running back in the country. And it wasn’t about sophomore Austin Wilson and walk-on sophomore Zack Mahoney’s level of understanding of an offense that will face LSU in less than six days.But with the last question, it was clear what Shafer was about.Asked why he went with Mahoney in overtime, Shafer could’ve simply praised the walk-on. Instead, he did that briefly then took another shot at the media, wondering why they care so much about quarterbacks — this one a once-fifth-stringer playing in overtime in Week 3.And as he firmly tapped his thin stack of papers on the podium before walking off, Shafer had shown it was about protecting an image of Syracuse that has undeniable flaws despite an undefeated start.“We’re just going to try to find a way to win and we’re 3-0 and it’s been 24 years,” Shafer said. “… and I cant wait to go hug my players.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Semir Bajraktarevic joins new Club in Israel

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first_imgBH football player Semir Bajraktarevic has changed a club again this summer. Now, Bajraktarevic is officially playing for Hapoel Hadera in Israel.This is the third Israeli club for Bajraktarevic who previously played for Hapoel Petah Tikva and Ironi Nesher. He spent the second part of the season in Petah Tikva, continuing his career in Hader.Prior to playing out of borders of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Semir was wearing the jersey of Celik from Zenica, Sloboda from Tuzla, Sarajevo and Napredak.(Source: klix/ photo sportsport)last_img read more

Chiefs beat Manchester United

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first_img24 July 2006South African glamour club Kaizer Chiefs got their season off to a title-winning start when they edged visiting English club Manchester United 4-3 on penalties to win the Vodacom Challenge at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Sunday.Earlier in the competition, the Amakhosi had fallen one-nil to the Red Devils, but then booked their place in the final with a two-nil win over arch-rivals Orlando Pirates. United, meanwhile, thumped the Buccaneers four-nil in their meeting.Chiefs’ coach Ernst Middendorp, who had come in for some criticism after his side failed to defend the PSL title they had won two seasons in succession, ultimately finishing third, was happy with the victory, but cautioned against fans becoming over-optimistic about the prospects for the club.Look at the results realisticallyHe said people had to look at the result realistically: Manchester United fielded a young team, devoid of their World Cup stars, and the contests proved to be a valuable learning experience for Chiefs.Frankly, neither Chiefs nor Pirates really extended the Red Devils’ defence, proof of this being in the fact that Sir Alex Ferguson’s outfit didn’t concede a goal in three games. Saturday’s final ended with the teams tied at nil-nil before going to penalties.Middendorp reckoned the Amakhosi have shown good improvement over the last month, and the team has shown better cohesion with the passage of time. He says it is his intention to turn Chiefs from a flashy outfit into a winning side.Ferguson: Chiefs better than PiratesManchester United’s veteran manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, said that, in his opinion, Chiefs were a better team than Pirates, demonstrating a better structure and team performance. His comments are backed up by the Amakhosi’s three wins over the Sea Robbers last season.Looking back on his club’s visit to South Africa, Ferguson said his players had got out of the experience what he had been hoping for. He also said the fact that no one was injured was a huge bonus.In an unusually positive testimonial, Ferguson said: “We’ve enjoyed the tournament and found everything superb for us. The security has been top notch, the grounds have been great, the fans superb.”The finalFocusing on the final itself, Manchester United enjoyed the better of the first half, but their finishing wasn’t up to scratch as they squandered the chances they created.Fangzhuo Dong had a number of chances to score, but he failed to beat goalkeeper Rowan Fernandez, including when he had a one-on-one situation against the Chiefs’ net-minder in the tenth minute.Shaun Bartlett, who in the past had netted a number of times for Charlton against the Red Devils, had a decent opportunity to notch one for Chiefs against his one-time English Premier League foes, but his first-time touch after a defence-splitting ball from Siyabonga Nkosi let him down.ChangesAt halftime, both coaches made a number of changes, with Middendorp bringing on Arthur Zwane for David Obua, Thabo Mooki for Nkosi and Tenashe Nengomashe for Ditheko Mototo. Ferguson, meanwhile, changed four players.Despite the change in personnel, neither side could find a way through the other’s defence, which meant the contest progressed to penalties.Fernandez in the Chiefs’ goal then made sure he grabbed the headlines when he stopped Chris Eagles’ penalty and beat Ben Foster, in the United goal, from the spot.His success, along with those of Bartlett, Mooki, and Kaizer Motaung Junior, won the Amakhosi the title. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Augmented Reality Get Its Own Standardized Logo

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first_img9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… chris cameron Yesterday during my talk at the Augmented Reality Event in Santa Clara, California, one of the questions I brought up was whether or not QR codes continue to be used because of their association with AR. Should we prolong the use of these large black and white codes in order to help users and customers identify augmented reality experiences? This morning, during his keynote before the second day of the event, Bruno Uzzan, CEO of AR titan Total Immersion, announced the creation of a logo the company hopes will become a standard for identifying AR applications.Dubbed, AR Plus (or AR+), the logo is designed to be a beacon that will signify when an interactive augmented experience has been implemented into an application. In the same way standardized USB or DVD devices brand the same logo on their devices and products, Total Immersion hopes AR developers will place the AR+ logo on their products. Uzzan’s keynote this morning focused on the creation of standards within the AR community – a popular topic at the conference so far. Uzzan says the time is now for standardization for augmented reality because major technology players are considering AR experiences, and a lack of standards may temporarily keep them from adopting the technology. He believes standards are what the community needs to breakthrough into the mainstream.“With the new AR+ logo, the industry can give consumers, developers, brands, and others a consistent framework for encountering and understanding augmented reality solutions,” said Uzzan in a press release Thursday. “There’s a sense that the AR industry has grown up too fast, that it has at times felt like the ‘Wild West.’ Today, the industry consists of multiple players, multiple platforms and easier access to AR. The new AR+ logo affirms that we’re working with a new human interface, now going mainstream.” The benefits of standardization, Uzzan said, include stability and compatibility across platforms for AR experiences. Large downloads and poor quality have deterred users from using augmented reality in the past, and standardization will streamline development, providing higher quality to the user experience. The AR+ logo, he says, is a suggestion open for discussion, and a first step toward standards for AR.AR developers can download the AR+ logo by visiting Total Immersion’s site where they can also find guidelines for the logo’s use. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Tags:#Augmented Reality#web 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Related Posts 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Applast_img read more

PSA Marine Tugs to Assist Ships at Bangladesh LNG Terminal

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first_imgzoom Towage operator PSA Marine Bangladesh, a subsidiary of PSA Marine, is to provide support services to LNG ships calling at Summit LNG FSRU Terminal in Bangladesh. The company has been awarded a 15-year contract from Summit LNG Terminal, part of Summit Power International (SPI).Under the deal, PSA Marine Bangladesh will provide berthing, mooring, pilot and personnel transfer services with its three escort tugboats, one fast crew boat and one offshore supply vessel.Together with Summit LNG, PSA Marine Bangladesh targets to commence operations in early 2019.“Bangladesh requires 15 million tons of LNG and Summit will provide infrastructure for that. For our first project of LNG, we are pleased to bring on board PSA Marine … to support our venture to develop region’s fast growing LNG market,” Muhammed Aziz Khan, Chairman of SPI, said.In 2017, Summit LNG has received a concession from Petrobangla, Bangladesh’s state-owned company, to develop a floating LNG terminal facility comprising of a storage and regasification unit connected to shore by a six-kilometer subsea pipeline. This project is part of SPI’s USD 1 billion investment program to deliver 1,000 MW of power and gas in Bangladesh.PSA Marine has been providing towage services to Singapore LNG terminal in Jurong Island and the Oman LNG terminal at Sur. The company owns and operates more than 60 tugs.last_img read more

Maharashtra Haryana polls EC to monitor bank channels to prevent misuse of

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first_imgNew Delhi: Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Saturday said banking channels will be monitored to prevent misuse of money power in Maharashtra and Haryana where assembly polls will be held on October 21. Addressing a press conference to announce poll dates for the two states, he said banking channels, including cooperative banks, will be monitored to prevent misuse of money power. Arora also said former Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officers Madhu Mahajan and P Murli Kumar will be appointed as special observers in Maharashtra. Sources later said while Mahajan will be posted in Mumbai, Kumar will be deployed in Pune. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework The task of monitoring banking channels will be carried out by the financial intelligence unit of the Income Tax department. The officials will check huge financial transactions to ensure money is not used to lure voters, the sources said. For greater transparency and for ease of monitoring of election expenses, candidates are required to open a separate bank account and incur their election expenses from that very account. An Election Commission statement said the Investigation Directorate of the Income Tax department has been asked to activate air intelligence units in the airports of the two states and also to gather intelligence and take necessary action against movement of large sums of money there.last_img read more