Farm Bill Conference Committee Set to Meet Next Week

first_img Facebook Twitter Farm Bill Conference Committee Set to Meet Next Week SHARE The current top-line budget the government is operating under is 987-billion dollars – but funding runs out January 15th. Another goal of the conference is to reach a deficit agreement to ease passage of another debt ceiling increase by February 7th. By Gary Truitt – Oct 23, 2013 SHARE House and Senate Ag Committee Leaders have announced the first public meeting for the 2013 Farm Bill conference will be held next week on October 30th beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern. Also – although the Senate is not in session this week – The Hill reports House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray are setting the stage for the new House-Senate budget conference to begin the same day as the farm bill conference. The goal of the budget conference is to reach an agreement by December 13th and determine a maximum discretionary spending level for the 2014 Fiscal Year – which began at the start of this month. Currently – 91-billion dollars separates the House and the Senate on their numbers. Source NAFB News Service Previous articleGovernor Pence Shells 225 Bushel CornNext articleFARM Team Mobilized to Responds to Pew Report Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Bill Conference Committee Set to Meet Next Weeklast_img read more

Field trip

first_imgLatest Stories Say “field trip” and the Brundidge Red Hat Ladies are sitting on ready.However, when the field trip was really a trip to “the field,” they weren’t quite prepared for that.No gals from the red clay fields of Alabama would don white sneakers, lilac pants and fancy red hats for a trip to the cotton field and the peanut field. But these ladies did. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Print Article Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits And that might have been understandable for three of the Red Hatters. They are from up north – way above the Mason-Dixon Line. Lorraine Dunnum and Barb Homann are from Wisconsin. Melodie Lauder hails from Pennsylvania.Then, there was a Louisiana girl, Shirley Chapman.Although she’s not from the red clay fields of Alabama, she still should have known better to dress like that. The Red Hatters were astounded to learn that a 44-pound bag of cottonseeds that, in 1980, cost about $15 now costs $500. They were amazed to learn that the cottonseed has a gene that repels insects and one that allows farmers to spray Roundup over the top of their cotton.“You mean the seeds have genes that do that?” Barb asked.Ingram explained that technology has not passed farming by and farming is the better for it.Picking cotton by hand was slow, hot, backbreaking work. Compared to today’s four- and six-row mechanical pickers, cotton picking has moved from the dark ages to the space age.Betty gave the Red Hatters a brief description of her days in the cotton field and her story brought frowns to their brows.“We’d get up before day and go to the field,” she said.“It was hot and dirty work, honey. We’d take water in a quart jar and it was not cold water either. We’d put the jar under a bush or a shade tree to try and keep it as cool as we could. Most of the pickers would stay in the field until dinner but I was smart. I could cook so I got to go home with my grandmother about 10 o’clock and help her fix dinner. But then, I’d have to go back to the field in the afternoon and stay until dark.”One of the ladies, who asked not to be identified, said she would put rocks in her cotton sack to make it weigh more.Another said citrons would do the same thing and were not as delectable.Nellie Sue remembered that, after dinner, the cotton pickers would take a short rest on the porch, “which was the coolest place in the house,” before going back to the field.Shirley shared that she had experience chopping cotton but admitted that she wasn’t the best at getting the weeds out.Several of the ladies strapped on cotton sacks and made a few feeble attempts at getting the cotton out of the bolls.“I didn’t know that cotton had pink blooms. They’re pretty,” Lorraine said. The Red Hatters seemed a bit more interested in the beauty of the plant than its fiber. However, a couple of the ladies from up north went right to work in the field.Melodie said she had never given much thought to cotton.“We don’t have cotton and peanuts in Pennsylvania,” she said. “I recognize corn, wheat and soybeans but, when we drove passed fields down here, I wondered what was growing. When the plants ‘poofed’ and I saw white, I assumed it was cotton. But this is my first time ever in a cotton field.”Barb tried her hand at picking cotton but she had taught daycare in Wisconsin and had rather talk peanuts.“I taught three-, four- and five-year-olds and I wanted them to know more about where their food comes from so I planted a little plot of peanuts,” she said. “Those children know that peanuts grow under ground, not in trees.”Barb’s story was a natural lead-in for the next phase of the Red Hat Ladies “field” trip – the peanut field.Several of the ladies confessed to having hoed “at” the weeds in the peanut field and but none of them had stacked peanuts.“We’re weren’t strong enough.”Ingram told the Red Hatters that he was in Chicago and surrounded by 5,000 acres of corn as tall as the sky but the people there knew little to nothing about growing peanuts.Ingram explained the lapping of peanuts and how they are inverted by machines now instead of a pitchfork.He also demonstrated the art for “pulling” peanuts from the ground to pick off for a good boiling of goobers.“You have to stomp back the vines and soften the ground so you can pull the peanuts out,” he said, as he demonstrated the vanishing art of peanut stomping.“It’s hard to get them out of this hard, red dirt. Try it.”In their bright, white “tennis” shoes, the ladies made their way out into the field and stomped as if they were on eggshells.“Stomp harder. Pick your feet up and put ’em down!”The Red Hatters are not too good at following stomping directions but they did manage to do a little more than get their shoes dirty.Ingram explained the dangers of leaf spot and how it will strip a plant and the peanuts will not stay on the vine and that can be devastating to a crop – and a farmer.“Back when Opal came through, I’d had a good crop going,” Ingram said. “Then it rained five inches one day and five the next and completely destroyed the crop. The weather can wipe you out in a hurry.”The ladies asked Ingram if the weather is the determining factor as to whether a farmer will have a good crop or not.“You can put thousands of dollars in a crop and a lot of hard work but if you don’t get some help from the Lord, you’re gonna be hurting,” he said.There were a lot of amens behind that.That’s the part of farming “and life” that the Red Hatters understand. And then, there were those Alabama born and bred Red Hatters who didn’t know any better either.Nellie Sue Helms’ shoes were so bright white they almost put the sun to shame.Betty Coppage shunned the cotton sacks and Dot Bullard shied away from the field like it was a pit of rattlesnakes. Farm girls? Said who?Steve Ingram was the farmer/host for the real field trip and he enlightened even the gals from Alabam, first on the ups and downs of cotton farming and then the highs and lows of peanut farming. 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21-year-old charged with kidnapping of missing 13-year-old Jayme Closs, murdering her parents

first_imgABC News(GORDON, Wis.) — Authorities in Wisconsin have charged a 21-year-old man with kidnapping Jayme Closs and murdering her parents.The suspect was identified as Jake Thomas Patterson of Gordon, Wis., the same town where Jayme was found alive on Thursday.This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img

Statues of Confederate figures, slave owners come down amid protests

first_imgiStock/traveler1116By: MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — After years of civil rights activists calling for the removal of Confederate monuments, they’re falling like dominoes amid nationwide protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody.Politicians on Thursday announced Confederate monuments will be removed from Indianapolis and from Richmond, Virginia. The news follows removals earlier this week in Alexandria, Virginia, and Birmingham, Alabama.The statues, which honor soldiers and leaders on the losing side of the Civil War, are seen by many as symbols of racism and oppression.That’s why the statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy, will be removed, Gov. Ralph Northam said Thursday.“The legacy of racism continues, not just in isolated incidents,” Northam said. “The legacy of racism also continues as part of a system that touches every person and every aspect of our lives.”Those protesting Floyd’s death and police brutality had gathered at the statue this week, chanting, “Tear it down!”Mayor Joe Hogsett also acknowledged the current protests in the decision to remove a monument dedicated to Confederate soldiers who died at a prison camp in Indianapolis.“Our streets are filled with voices of anger and anguish, testament to centuries of racism directed at Black Americans,” he wrote on Twitter Thursday. “We must name these instances of discrimination and never forget our past — but we should not honor them.”The grave monument was commissioned in 1912 and relocated to Garfield Park in 1928 following efforts by public officials active in the Ku Klux Klan to make it more visible, Hogsett said.“Whatever original purpose this grave marker might once have had, for far too long it has served as nothing more than a painful reminder of our state’s horrific embrace of the Ku Klux Klan a century ago,” the mayor said. “For some time, we have urged that this grave monument belongs in a museum, not in a park, but no organization has stepped forward to assume that responsibility. Time is up, and this grave marker will come down.”Northam acknowledged that many residents won’t support removing the Robert E. Lee statue, which was erected in 1890.“I believe in a Virginia that studies its past in an honest way,” said Northam, who signed legislation authorizing localities to remove Confederate statues in April. “When we learn more, when we take that honest look at our past, we must do more than just talk about the future — we must take action.”The Rev. Robert Wright Lee, a descendent of Robert E. Lee, said he fully supports the monument’s removal.“We have a chance here today … to say this will indeed not be our final moment and our final stand,” Lee said at a press conference Thursday. “There are more important things to address than just a statue, but this statue is a symbol of oppression.”Northam said the monument will be removed as soon as possible and go into storage, with the community involved in determining its future.The Richmond monument will join the fate of an Alexandria monument honoring Confederate soldiers that came down earlier this week.“Some said this day would never come,” Alexandria City Councilman John Chapman said on Facebook Tuesday. “The confederate statue at Appomattox is starting to be taken down. We, our community made this happen.”Also this week, a Confederate monument damaged in weekend protests was removed from a Birmingham park, local ABC News affiliate WBMA-TV reported.Confederate monuments in Bentonville, Arkansas, and Rocky Mount, North Carolina, also will be taken down, it was reported this week.It was not just in the United States that statues that symbolized racism were taken down. In Bristol, United Kingdom, protesters tore down a statue of 17th century slave trader Edward Colston. The protesters dragged the statue through the streets and then threw it into the river.In Philadelphia, a target of protesters also came down this week. The controversial statue of former mayor Pete Rizzo near City Hall was removed on Wednesday, following vandalism. Many saw the statue of the former police commissioner as a symbol of police brutality.“The statue represented bigotry, hatred, and oppression for too many people, for too long,” Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said on Twitter Wednesday. “It is finally gone.”ABC News’ Dee Carden and Whitney Lloyd contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Oligocene and Pliocene interglacial events in the Antarctic Peninsula dated using strontium isotope stratigraphy

first_imgStrontium isotope stratigraphy is used to date two interglacial-marine deposits in the Antarctic Peninsula region. On King George Island, interglacial pectinid-rich sediments in the Low Head Member of the Polonez Cove Formation give a strontium isotope stratigraphy age of 29.0+0.7−0.6 to 29.8+0.8−0.7 Ma (mid-Oligocene), which, in conjunction with previous K–Ar dating of volcanic rocks, indicates a glacial episode in the Antarctic Peninsula between middle Eocene (42.0 ±1.0 Ma) and mid-Oligocene time. In addition, an inter-glacial deposit (Pecten Conglomerate) from tectonically-elevated exposures on Cockburn Island is dated as Pliocene (3.5–5.3 Ma). Published data suggest these latter sediments were deposited under shallow marine conditions, which were warmer than those of present-day Antarctica.last_img read more

Medical Assistant

first_img Maryland, United States You need to sign in or create an account to save CO Medical Assistant HomewoodCampus Student Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Johns Hopkins University More searches like this Save CO Medical Assistant Similar jobs Johns Hopkins University LinkedIn Facebook CO Medical Assistant You need to sign in or create an account to save Maryland, United States Certified Medical Assistant The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more: legal information Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) Twitter Save Certified Medical Assistant You need to sign in or create an account to save Salary Not Specified Salary Not Specified Maryland, United States Save CO Medical Assistant Salary Not Specified Johns Hopkins University Share Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore JHU Student Health &Wellness Center seeks aCertified Medical Assistantto provide high quality and effective patient care. The MedicalAssistant shares responsibility for the provision of high qualityhealth care in compliance with state, federal, and ambulatoryaccreditation requirements.SpecificDuties:Take patient’s completevital signs, smoking history, and note allergies with initials andcredentials noted in the computer.Perform height & weightmeasurements, audiometer testing, visual acuity testing, etc. asnecessary with documentation in the computer.Obtain all specimensincluding venipuncture for lab tests ordered bycliniciansPerform in house laboratorytests (Monospot, urine dip, rapid strep, urine pregnancy, fingerstick glucose, Influenza A & B, COVID-19, and hemoglobin, etc.)as protocol indicates and ordered by clinicians.Prepare lab specimens andaccurately complete forms for transport.Chaperone the cliniciansduring the female gynecological exams, breast exams, and malegenital exams.Perform injections asordered by the clinician and utilize the computer system fordocumentation.Perform IV’s as ordered bycliniciansPerform EKGs as ordered bycliniciansPerform crutch fitting,dressing changes, nebulization treatments, ear irrigation, andorthostatic vitals as ordered by the clinicians.Call parking office orsecurity office for patient transportation whenneeded.Provide first aid asnecessary.Document any servicerendered to a patient in the computer.Inventory, order, stock andcontinue condom program at Student Health & Wellness Center(SHWC).Prepare Travel Packages forclinicians.Inspect, clean, and stocksupplies in clinician’s exam rooms, Observation Room and ProcedureRoom.Perform laboratory qualitycontrol procedures for opening the SHWC whennecessary.Stock the restrooms withsupplies.Prepare Tylenol/ibuprofenpackets.Keep inventory on soup kitsand prepare kits.Perform PAPRS checkmonthly.Open active supplyroom.Turn on pharmacy andobservation room computer.Take down and installcurtains for laundering July and December.Adhere to standardprecautions for infection control.Assist in biohazard wasteremoval from Lab and Observation room whennecessary.Prepare SHWC for closing ona daily basis.Attend monthly Staff MeetingAttend SHWC educational programs and show evidence of continuedself-development and professional involvement by participating inactivities and educational programs of your professionalorganization.Share the responsibility forongoing assessment of quality and efficiency of patient careservices.Continually monitor patientflow in the waiting areas.Perform other dutiesas assigned by the supervisor.MinimumQualifications:High School diploma or GEDrequired. Certification/Registration as a Medical Assistant (e.g.CMA, AAMA, RMA, AMT, NAHP) required. If not currentlycertified/registered, must become certified/registered within 90days of date of hire. Current CPR certification bythe American Heart Association or the American Red Cross required.Must maintain MA and CPR/AED certification/registration duringduration of employment in this position.In order to be eligible forcertification/registration, successful completion of an accreditedMedical Assistant training program or five or more years of primarymedical care medical assistant experience isrequired.PreferredQualifications:Minimum of one-yearexperience.Additional Knowledge,Skills, and Abilities:Ability to communicateeffectively both verbally and non-verbally in order to function asa team member.Representative onUniversity-wide committees: Attend any HSA Committeemeetings as assigned by the supervisor.PhysicalRequirements:Stooping and bending; reaching, lifting and graspingobjects; walking and/or standing for extended periods oftime.WorkingConditions:Hours are 8:30am-5:00pm withsome Saturday and some evening hours each fall and springsemester.Classified Title:Medical Assistant ​​​​​Role/Level/Range:ACRO37.5/02/CBStarting Salary Range:$13.00 – $16.93/Hour;Commensurate with experienceEmployee Group:Full TimeSchedule:Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm. SomeSaturday and some evening hours each fall and spring semesterExempt Status: Non-ExemptLocation:Homewood CampusDepartment Name: Student Health & WellnessCenterPersonnel Area:Homewood StudentAffairsThe successfulcandidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employmentbackground check.If you are interested inapplying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University andrequire special assistance or accommodation during any part of thepre-employment process, please contact the HR Business ServicesOffice [email protected] For TTY users, call via MarylandRelay or dial 711.The followingadditional provisions may apply depending on which campus you willwork. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“theflu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns HopkinsInstitutions require all employees who provide ongoing services topatients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have anannual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical orreligious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result intermination of employment.The pre-employmentphysical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, workingwith research subjects, or involving community contact requiresdocumentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles),Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B anddocumentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria,pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of havingtwo (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibodystatus to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests forimmunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in thepre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provideresults of blood tests or immunization documentation from their ownhealth care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseaseswill be given at no cost in our Occupational Healthoffice.Equal OpportunityEmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is theLawLearn more: Health Services Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimorelast_img read more

Sit Down, You’re Ill

first_imgSir, Last week’s Cherwell (‘Censure for VP Finance?’, 2 May) suggested would be facing a censure motion for having spoken against OUSU policy at NUS conference. Although I suspect this issue is of little interest to the majority of your readers please allow me to set the record straight – I did not speak against OUSU policy at all. This whole episode is rather unfortunate. Firstly, Cherwell reported an allegation as fact which is simply unprofessional. Secondly, an OUSU Executive Officer has chosen to anonymously attack me in the press. This is cowardly and made worse by the fact that they were telling lies. Thirdly, I have a job to do, was elected by Oxford students to do it and it is a shame that small, disaffected and disingenuous clique seem intent on harrying and obstructing me in fulfilling my duties in my final term. Yours Sincerely, Sean Sullivan Vice-President (Finance) Oxford University Student UnionARCHIVE: 2nd Week TT 2003last_img read more

Charlie Wiggins Historic Marker Placed In Evansville

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Charlie Wiggins Historic Marker Placed In EvansvilleJUNE 23RD, 2018 TOWNSEND OUTLAW EVANSVILLE, INDIANAState Rep. Ryan Hatfield, the Indiana Racing Memorial Association, and the Evansville African-American Museum have announced that a race-themed historic marker honoring legendary mechanic and race driver Charlie Wiggins will be placed at The African American Museum in EvansvilleThe Wiggins marker will be unveiled during a ceremony starting at 10 a.m. Saturday in front of the African-American Museum.“Charlie Wiggins was the star of the African-American racing circuit in the 1920s and 1930s, capturing four ‘Gold and Glory’ races,” said Hatfield. “Wiggins was one of the foremost African-American drivers in an era when racing was still new, safety was minimal, and it took someone without fear to compete.”Ashley Jordan, Director of the Evansville African-American Museum, added, “Evansville is proud to honor one of our ‘Favorite Sons’ who brought fame to our city and state and to the world of early American auto racing. His dedication to a dangerous sport made him the most successful driver in the history of the ‘Gold and Glory’ race.”Wiggins is the latest subject to be honored by the Indiana Racing Memorial Association (IRMA), an organization founded by Brian Hasler and Mark Eutsler to memorialize the contributions made by drivers, mechanics, manufacturers, short tracks, and events that made Indiana the “Racing Capital of the World.”“With the addition of Charlie Wiggins, IRMA will have placed 36 markers across the State of Indiana,” Hasler said. “Our markers and the unveiling events that take place with them have helped educate the public about these contributions to building the sport of auto racing in Indiana, the country, and around the world.”Hatfield noted, “As a life-long race fan, I am pleased that Charlie Wiggins will receive the recognition he is due with the addition of this historic marker in Evansville.”“This marker will be a constant reminder of an Evansville resident whose determination and talent made a significant contribution to the sport he loved,” added Jordan.last_img read more

Bruce Springsteen Dances With His 90-Year-Old Mother At Madison Square Garden

first_imgBruce Springsteen is known to put on quite the show, and last night he did just that, as he was caught on video dancing with an older woman. And that 90-year old woman was none other than Adele Springsteen, The Boss’ mother. At a rescheduled tour date at NYC’s Madison Square Garden, Springsteen and his E Street Band put on yet another monumental performance, which was highlighted by the New Jersey-born rocker decision to stroll over to the 100’s section during “Ramrod” and dance with the woman that gave birth to him.Various fan videos show the nonagenarian shaking and grooving to her son and his band’s performance during the show, with The Boss taking a moment from his work day to shimmy along with his mother. This isn’t the first time Adele has given audiences a taste of her rocker side, as she has shown up at several of her son’s concerts over the years and danced along to songs such as “Dancin’ In The Dark” among others. They do say that dancing keeps the mind and body young, and the proof is in the pudding in this case. Check out The Springsteen Shake below:Check out the setlist below:Edit this setlist | More Bruce Springsteen setlists[Video courtesy of markit aneight]last_img read more