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Integrated Ag Services recognized

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dave Scheiderer, founder, Integrated Ag Services (IAS) of Milford Center, has been named 2015 Precision Ag Crop Adviser/Entrepreneur award winner by the PrecisionAg Institute through its annual PrecisionAg Awards of Excellence.The international recognition is presented to one individual or team who have established a demonstrable expertise in precision technologies and practices by devising a new tool/concept/procedure, or who have used their expertise to the benefit of their grower-customers. The award recognizes excellence in four areas: innovation, leadership/professionalism, stewardship, and overall impact on precision farming.“I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the entire IAS team,” Scheiderer said. “This recognition is a direct result of their hard work and commitment to our customers — the farmers we work with every day. The IAS team is the most knowledgeable, service oriented, committed group of people I have ever had the privilege of working with — and I am simply representing them in accepting this award.”Scheiderer was nominated by Dain Bruns of Marysville. IAS was established in 1990, offering agronomic advice and services to farmers throughout the Midwest, with a concentrated base in western Ohio. Over the last 25 years, IAS has established expertise in a variety of areas, including automated precision soil sampling, NDVI high resolution imagery, RTK network services, Precision Ag hardware and software sales and service, and independent corn and soybean yield trials for farmers in Ohio and surrounding states.Starting with one employee — Scheiderer — 25 years ago, IAS now has a team of nine full-time employees, including six Certified Crop Advisers. Among the firm’s innovative offerings is the IAS Precision Soil Sampling — which provides higher quality and more dense soil sampling at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods — and the IAS Profit Calculator —which consolidates weather, soil sampling and marketing technologies; crop consulting and real-time reporting to track crop development, yield potential and estimated profit.last_img read more

Serena Williams wins clay opener; sister Venus next in Rome

first_imgPhilippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Venus, who won her only Rome title 20 years ago, defeated Elise Mertens 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (4) after more than three hours, requiring nine match points before eliminating her Belgian opponent.The Williams sisters’ last match on red clay came in the 2002 French Open final won by Serena. In their last match in Rome, Venus won their second career meeting way back in the 1998 quarterfinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“That’s crazy,” Serena said. “I vaguely remember that, so I don’t really remember. … We play each other a lot. Seems like every tournament nowadays we meet early. It is what it is.”Serena is now a 37-year-old mother and Venus is 38. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Others advancing on the women’s side included Madison Keys, Garbine Muguruza, Johanna Konta and Dominika Cibulkova. View comments Steph or Seth Curry? Coin flip to decide who mom, dad represent Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READcenter_img LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Serena Williams, of the United States, enters the central court to start her match against Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Monday, May, 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)ROME — Serena Williams looked sharper than in her previous match two months ago as she opened her clay-court season with a routine 6-4, 6-2 win over Swedish qualifier Rebecca Peterson on Monday.Next up at the Italian Open: Sister Venus Williams in the siblings’ first meeting on European clay in nearly 17 years.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Serena fell behind 3-1 in the first set but then began to take control with her baseline power on a windy day at the Foro Italico.When Serena ran down a passing attempt from Peterson and replied with a cross-court winner to break for 5-2 in the second set, she let out a scream and bent over as she pumped both of her fists.In the final game, Serena served two aces and saved two break points before closing out the first-round match.Serena finished with 28 winners to Peterson’s eight, and committed only two more unforced errors than the 58th-ranked Swede, 22-20.Serena was playing for the first time since withdrawing ahead of her third-round match in Miami because of a left knee injury. The last time Serena played in Rome was in 2016 when she won the last of her four Italian Open trophies.Serena is playing only her fourth tournament of the season and was unable to finish her last two due to physical ailments.“I haven’t been able to train or practice a lot. I was out much longer than I expected,” Serena said. “But I did everything I could to stay fit and to keep my cardio up. I knew that I love the clay season and I wanted to be a part of it.”In men’s action, Italy’s top player Fabio Fognini wore a shirt featuring a design of Rome’s skyline during a 6-3, 6-4 win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga; and Borna Coric rallied past Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4 in a matchup of two of the top young players on tour. Auger-Aliassime struggled with his serve, hitting seven double-faults to Coric’s one.Also, Karen Khachanov overcame a partisan crowd to beat Italian wild card Lorenzo Sonego 6-3, 6-7 (1), 6-3; while last year’s French Open semifinalist Marco Cecchinato was inspired by the home fans to beat Alex Di Minaur 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.Spanish qualifier Albert Ramos-Vinolas eliminated Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-1; and Denis Shapovalov beat Pablo Carreno Busta 6-3, 7-6 (5). “It doesn’t change at all. We’re just as fierce, Venus is just as fierce,” Serena said. “We both really want to get some match play. We’ll both do the best that we can.Serena leads the career series 18-12.“I know that she’s going to play really well and compete really well,” Venus said. “That’s a given.”In March at the Miami Open, Serena needed three sets to beat Peterson.“It’s been a while. I haven’t played a ton of matches this year,” Serena said. “Not my choice, just by force. I really, really actually desperately wanted to be on the tour and to be playing. It felt good to finally be back out. Hopefully, I’ll be able to keep it up.”ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridlast_img read more

FORMER CEO OF LIME BEHIND NEW ACCOUNTING FIRM

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, NOVEMBER 7, 2013- Just a few months since his resignation from LIME, Drexwell Seymour is now announcing the opening of a HLB TCI, located at Regent Village, Grace Bay on Providenciales. The new accounting company sees a merging of minds with Bahamian Philip Galanis of HLB Galanis & Co. The firm will provide a wide range of financial services including Accounting, Auditing, Business valuation and Consulting Services. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Jokanovic urges fringe players to fight for places

first_imgFulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic is disappointed that some of his players are not putting in enough fight despite missing out on selection in his starting line-up.Fulham spent more than £100m during the summer signing 12 players, but have just one win from their opening 12 Premier League matches, and manager Jokanovic is likely to name the same starting eleven for two games in a row despite believing that competition for places is healthy.“This process is never finished, other players are going to have an opportunity to push hard and fight for the space in the team,” Jokanovic told Sky Sports.“I want to encourage my players to not wait for an opportunity. I want to encourage them to fight, to force the situation and show me they are my best choice. This is what I expect.Official: Tottenham sign Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon Andrew Smyth – August 8, 2019 Tottenham have sealed another transfer deadline day deal to sign the highly-rated Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham.“I want to make some competition between them and for them to be hurt when they are not in the starting XI. This is what I miss right now.“And we’re going to push harder and in this way be competitive in Premier League games too.”last_img read more

McCain Thornberry to Continue Talks over Defense Bill

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) and his House counterpart, Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), are expected to continue negotiations over the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill during Congress’ August recess with the goal of completing a conference report in September.“We’re not going to stay in town, but there are phones and all kinds of ways of communicating and engaging,” McCain said.The two committee leaders planned to meet Thursday night to see if they could make progress on some of the most contentious issues separating the two sides, reported CQ Roll Call. Differences over military benefits have proven to be among the negotiation’s most difficult hurdles, as the Senate version embraces cost-saving proposals to slow the rate of increase in service members’ basic allowance for housing and raise Tricare prescription co-pays that the House rejects.Thornberry recently has offered a compromise regarding the proposed increase in co-pays for prescriptions, reported Politico.“The House is willing to consider modest Tricare co-pay adjustments, but only enough to prevent a point of order on the Senate floor related to the retirement system,” according to a memo Thornberry sent to his Republican committee members. “They would be roughly 30 percent of the Senate proposal. The House is unwilling to accept 100 percent of proposed increases,” the memo states.The conference committee also needs to resolve differences in the how the two versions replace the 20-year retirement benefit with a 401(k)-style savings plan that all personnel could take advantage of. The Senate bill would pay for the cost of the changes upfront, while the House bill does not.last_img read more

Tourism dept to build trekkers huts in Sandakphu area

first_imgDarjeeling: The West Bengal Tourism department is all set to build trekkers’ huts in the Sandakphu area. The decision comes on the wake of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee giving a call to improve tourism infrastructure in the Hills of Darjeeling and Kalimpong.Sandakphu, at an altitude of 12000 ft, is located in Singhalila National Park, one of the highest National Parks in the world.This National Park is a bio-diverse hotspot with a total area of 78.9 sq km. It is the natural habitat for rare flora and fauna. More than 20 species of Rhododendrons trees can be found here and it is the house for the famous Himalayan Black Bear and the Red Panda. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsSandakphu offers breathtaking views of the Mount Everest, Mount Kanchenjunga and is a famous sunrise viewing spot. Phalut, at an altitude of 11,811 ft, is 21 km away from Sandakphu. Sadakphu is a world famous tourist destination.”The tourism department will be constructing three trekkers’ huts in the Sadakphu area. One will be built at Tonglu, one at Sandakphu and one at Phalut,” stated Joyoshi Das Gupta, District Magistrate, Darjeeling.Incidentally, a large numbers of tourists visit Sandakphu. However, the infrastructure is not sufficient to handle the number of tourists. There are two District Improvement (DI) Fund lodges under the State Government in the Sandakphu area out of which one was torched during the agitation. There are trekkers’ huts run by the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration along the route along with private Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedlodges. “Preliminary survey has already been conducted by the tourism department. The land has been earmarked by the District Magistrate. The architects will visit at the earliest and then a Detailed Project Report will be drawn up. The trekkers’ huts will be eco-friendly and light structures and will be wooden structures.We expect to complete the huts at the earliest,” stated Samrak Chakroborty, Deputy Director, North Bengal, Tourism department.Maneybhanjyang, 28 km from Darjeeling and located on the Indo-Nepal border is treated as the base camp for the Sandakphu trek or ride. The distance from Maneybhanjyang to Phalut via Sandakphu is 52 kms. Heritage Land Rovers are also available for driving up to Sandakphu.Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee could be visiting Sandakphu during her next visit to Darjeeling. Earlier, the CM was scheduled to visit Sandakphu from 13th to 17th October in 2014. However, the trip was cancelled. During her recent visit to Kalimpong in the last week of May this year, the Singhalila Land Rover Association had welcomed her and invited her to visit Sandakphu. The CM’s had then expressed eagerness to visit Sandakphu.last_img read more

Ashoknagar police arrest man for slapping 80yearold father repeatedly

first_imgKolkata: In a shocking incident, an eighty-year-old man was beaten up by his son in Ashoknagar.Locals informed that Maniklal Biswas (80) had given his wife a crumb of sweets, due to which his son Pradip slapped him repeatedly. Sources informed that Pradip is a staff of the Ashoknagar-Kalyangarh Municipality. Local people said that on Friday, the day of Dashami, Maniklal’s wife had touched his feet as a traditional gesture. In return, he had given her a bite of the sweet which he was having. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeBut before she could eat, Pradip arrived. Seeing her son she went towards the bathroom and handed over the sweet to Maniklal in fear. But Pradip somehow saw this. He was furious as his mother has high blood sugar and hence needs to refrain from sweets. He immediately dragged his father out of the room and started slapping him. Despite Maniklal apologising, Pradip didn’t bother to pay heed to him and kept on slapping his father. Some neighbours heard loud voices. When a neighbour went to see what was happening, he saw Pradip slapping Maniklal. He immediately took out his smartphone and recorded the whole scene. Later, the video was uploaded on Facebook. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAs the video soon went viral, some police personnel noticed the footage. Wasting no time police started to figure out the area where the incident had happened. In the meantime, some of the locals also informed the police regarding the same. Immediately, Ashoknagar police station arrested him. Maniklal informed that he was being tortured regularly by his son. Though Pradip tried to lighten the matter by seeking apology from his father, the neighbours were not convinced at all. When police arrived, Maniklal gained courage to speak up. He himself told the police what his son did to him. Hearing the whole thing, locals tried to beat him up but police obstructed them. He was immediately apprehended.last_img read more