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Regime continues to wage its war against foreign media

first_img News News September 20, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Regime continues to wage its war against foreign media Reporters Without Borders condemns the Iranian government’s targeting of the BBC’s Farsi-language TV station, BBC Persian. Its satellite signal was jammed on 16 September when it broadcast a documentary about the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The next day, pro-government media announced the arrest of several of the station’s “collaborators” in Iran.Culture and Islamic guidance minister Seyed Mohammad Hosseini confirmed the arrests to the government news agency ISNA yesterday. “They are accused of collaborating with the BBC’s Persian TV station, but I am awaiting more details from the intelligence minister,” he said. The intelligence ministry also confirmed the arrests today.In a statement yesterday BBC Persian noted that six Iranian filmmakers had been arrested during the weekend for allegedly working illegally for the station but it insisted that none of them was on its staff.“We deplore this latest attack on human rights,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The Iranian government uses all possible means to ban foreign media reporters and block foreign radio and TV broadcasts in Farsi. Satellite TV signals are often jammed. The BBC has on several occasions formally protested about interference from signals broadcast from Iran.“Many foreign reporters, including those working for Agence France-Presse, the BBC and El País, were unable to extend their visas and had to leave the country. With at least 29 journalists in prison, Iran is one of the world’s leading predators of free expression.”The documentary broadcast by BBC Persian on 16 September, which included interviews with leading figures now in exile, was about Ayatollah Khamenei and his close associates, his rise to power, his role in the crackdown on reformists and the news media, and the protests that followed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad disputed reelection in June 2009.As in many totalitarian countries, expressing opinions about the regime’s top leader is banned in Iran. There was no mention of the BBC documentary in the AFP dispatch from Tehran about the arrests of the filmmakers.The Iranian media have published only the initials of the detained “collaborators.” For the time being, Reporters Without Borders is not in a position to confirm the identity of those detained or even how many have many have been arrested. According to our information, the number of people arrested is greater than what the authorities have been saying.While the constitution does not provide for any radio or TV station to operate in Iran outside of the state’s control, no law says journalists cannot work for foreign media or their correspondents. Nonetheless, former culture and Islamic guidance minister Mohammad Hossein Safar-Harandi not only banned the new BBC Persian in December 2008 but also banned Iranian journalists from working for any foreign media.The intelligence ministry announced on 4 January 2010 that, “Several agents from foreign countries have been arrested with their cameras and video cameras.” The ministry also issued a list of 60 NGOs and media regarded as having incited the population to take part in riots. The list included the BBC, BBC Persian and Voice of America. A BBC documentary about the dissident Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri was jammed on 20 December 2009 shortly it began being broadcast. It included an exclusive interview that he gave the BBC shortly before his death. It was the first time in more than 20 years that he had appeared on TV.Arrested on 28 December 2009 for interviewing Montazeri, journalist and human rights activist Emadoldin Baghi was released in June of this year pending trial.Mazyar Khosravi, the editor of the Hammihannews (http://hammihannews.com/news/9857) news website, was arrested in Tehran on 2 May 2010 on a charge of publishing false information for allegedly posting reports and eye-witness accounts about an attack on the university campus by Basij militiamen on 14 June 2009, two days after President Ahmadinejad’s reelection. Many students were serious injured in the raid and, according to some sources, five were killed. The BBC broadcast video footage of the attack. Released after a month, Khosravi is still awaiting trial.Reporters Without Borders also condemns the regime’s crackdown on actors and filmmakers. Several filmmakers have been arrested and convicted in the past two years. Some, such as award-winning film director Jafar Panahi, who was given a six-month jail sentence last December, are well known. But less known figures are also being subjected to pressure in Tehran’s Evin prison or have been released but remain under constant surveillance and threat. RSF_en Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election News Help by sharing this information Organisation to go further June 9, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News IranMiddle East – North Africa June 11, 2021 Find out more Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 March 18, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Follow the news on Iranlast_img read more

Start Date For High-Risk Winter Sports In NY Pushed Back

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) WNY News Now File Image.LATHAM (AP) — The tentative start date for high-risk winter sports has been moved again for New York high schools, this time to early January, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced Tuesday.Basketball, ice hockey, wrestling and competitive cheer would be able to start Jan. 4, contingent upon authorization from state health officials. Those sports were originally scheduled to start in mid-November and that date was pushed back to the end of November because of the pandemic.Dr. Robert Zayas, executive director of NYSPHSAA, said member schools had expressed concerns pertaining to the increase in COVID-19 infection rates.Low and moderate risk winter sports, which include bowling, gymnastics, indoor track and field, skiing, swimming and diving, are still on schedule to begin Nov. 30. Zayas said NYSPHSAA had proposed a prohibition on teams traveling outside the state or hosting teams from other states. He said he also proposed limiting high school athletes from participating with any other teams other than their high school teams.He said decisions about state championships would be made at a later time.last_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Friday, June 28

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionWitness to Israeli army using violenceI’m responding to Matt Cutler’s June 21 letter (“Anti-Israel letter full of inaccuracies”). I’m filmmaker from Albany, I lived and filmed in Hebron, Palestine for part of two years.Concerning  the issue of a colonial endeavor, ”From its inception, Zionism was both a nascent national movement and a colonial enterprise in search of a metropolitan sponsor” Rashid Khalidi.Of the two massacres in Hebron, one in 1929 and the other in 1994. In 1929, 64 Jews were killed, it was caused by a rumor that Jews in Jerusalem were going to control the Temple Mount.The rumor spread to Hebron, where Jews and Arabs had been living together peacefully.According to Rabbi Kaplan, who was studying at the Yeshiva, many Jews were hidden by the local Arabs.In 1994, Baruch Goldstein, a fanatical Zionist entered the Abraham mosque in Hebron, killed 29 Palestinians and wounded over 100.The killing and arrests of innocent civilians is a daily occurrence in Palestine.I filmed a family whose unarmed father was killed by Israeli soldiers. I interviewed a woman whose 65-year-old husband was killed sleeping in his bed. The last time I was there, a young girl was murdered at a checkpoint because an Israeli soldier thought she was reaching for a knife in her bag.As far as the use of human shields, according to the October 6, 2005 Guardian, “The Israeli high court yesterday ruled that the army’s long-standing practice of using Palestinian civilians as human shields in combat is illegal under international law.”Ellie BernsteinAlbanyPlacement of ad and article inappropriateI’m contacting you about the very nicely written article by staff reporter Jeff Wilkin, that appeared on the front page of The Daily Gazette’s Sunday June 16 edition, regarding two local priests serving the Schenectady community.With anticipation I then turned to page 8 to finish reading the wonderful story, only to discover at the bottom half of the page, an ad notice by a New York City law firm soliciting business related to the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse fiasco.For the record, nothing disappoints or disgusts me more than the poor and inadequate way the church has been handling this situation.However it was insensitive to place that ad on the same page where you had printed great stories about these two local men who have been committed to their priestly/deacon vocation for many years, and on Father’s Day no less.It certainly appears that the layout editor and staff was asleep-at-the-wheel and The Daily Gazette should be ashamed at this lack of professionalism.You can and should be doing a better job.Richard S. ZazyckiRotterdamEDITOR’S NOTE: The circumstance the writer describes was purely coincidental. The copy editors who edit and lay out the newspaper at night do so with limited if any knowledge of the content of advertisements. Ads are placed on the page after all editorial content is placed. Similarly, the editorial staff doesn’t coordinate with the advertising staff in order to allow advertisers to request placement of their ads next to specific editorial content. More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

Rising Sun Rodeo 2017 set for Sunday

first_imgTHE Rising Sun Rodeo Committee will stage the West Berbice Rodeo on Sunday at the Rising Sun Turf Club, Arima Park, West Coast Berbice.The event, which by now has become a house hold name on the sporting calendar, is expected to be bigger this year with a number of feature events on the day’s card.The activity is expected to kick off at 12:00 hrs with some 12 events listed on the day’s programme.Among the expected events are steer roping, bare back bronco, male and female barrel race, wild cow milking, calf roping, wild bull riding, saddle bronco, the Rodeo King competition and the popular Tug-o-War events. The clowns will be back again to treat the crowd with their stunts.Once again, Vaqueros (cow boys) are expected from Brazil, Suriname and Venezuela, to match skills with their Guyanese counterparts.Locals competitors from interior locations including Lethem and the Rupununi Savannahs are slated to grace the event with their presence and test the skills of the cowboys from the West Coast Berbice, the Corentyne and the Berbice River who will again be in action.A number of new stunts are expected to be performed with the weather being in excellent condition, so far.Meanwhile, renovation and upgrades have been completed at the venue and fans are expected to be in for a grand time.last_img read more

Phillies star Bryce Harper ejected arguing fair-foul call

first_img Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US Philadelphia Phillies star Bryce Harper was ejected for arguing with first base umpire Roberto Ortiz over a fair-foul call Saturday night in a game against the New York Mets.Harper ripped a first-pitch curveball from starter Seth Lugo in the fifth inning down the first base line. Ortiz ruled the ball was foul, and Harper put his hands on his head as he glared down the line before resuming the at-bat at Citi Field.After grounding to third for the final out of the inning, Harper began arguing with Ortiz. Phillies second baseman Neil Walker tried to restrain Harper, and Ortiz warned Philadelphia’s $330 million slugger multiple times to stop before signaling his ejection.Harper then got in Ortiz’s face and began yelling at the 35-year-old umpire — an apparent violation of Major League Baseball’s safety protocols during this pandemic-shortened season. Walker and first base coach Paco Figueroa tried to hold Harper back, and manager Joe Girardi also came out to help usher Harper off the field.Harper may have already been frustrated by a miscue in the field an inning earlier.Mets veteran Todd Frazier scored from third on Andrés Giménez’s popup in shallow right field. The strong-armed Harper looked on as Walker caught the ball on his heels and delivered an off-balanced, wild throw home that let Frazier score easily.Walker shook his head at Harper after the play and appeared to explain to teammates in the dugout during the fifth inning that he was waiting for Harper to call him off the ball.Image credits: AP Last Updated: 6th September, 2020 06:43 IST Phillies Star Bryce Harper Ejected Arguing Fair-foul Call Philadelphia Phillies star Bryce Harper was ejected for arguing with first base umpire Roberto Ortiz over a fair-foul call Saturday night in a game against the New York Mets FOLLOW US COMMENTcenter_img LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE First Published: 6th September, 2020 06:43 IST Associated Press Television News last_img read more

Castro’s Relevance to Africa

first_imgOn the early morning of Saturday, November 26, the world awoke to news of the death of Cuba’s revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, whose demise actually occurred on Friday morning, November 25. Fidel left public life in 2006 due to ill health, leaving power in the hands of his brother, Raul Castro. Following the news of his death, US President-elect Donald Trump, according to BBC, described Castro as a “brutal dictator who suppressed his own people during his tyrannical regime”, a comment that set off diverse views on the leadership of the late Cuban leader. The BBC also reported that dissident Cubans in Florida in the United States, upon hearing of Castro’s death burst into joyous celebration, with some expressing regret that he was not prosecuted in a criminal court for his alleged brutal regime.United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, quoted by the BBC, however, acknowledged Castro’s leadership in making Cuba one of the most recognized literate societies with a resilient health care system providing universal free health care to its citizens.Russia and China have expressed remorse over Castro’s demise on grounds that he was a communist and a true revolutionary leader who stood by his decision and principles to defend the communist ideology and his country.Amid diverse reactions from around the world over the death of Castro, how impactful was his style of leadership on Liberia and other African countries?During the Ebola crisis in 2014 in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, Cuban doctors were sent to the sub-region to help contain the disease.According to the Cuban Embassy near Monrovia, over 48 Liberians have benefited from training in medicine in Cuba, which Chargé d’Affaires Yordenis Despaigne Vera says solidifies Liberia-Cuba relations.Liberia and Cuba have been in mutual diplomatic relations since the 19th century especially when Liberia pleaded for lifting of the economic blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba.At the continental level, Dr. Stephen Wilkinson, Editor of the International Journal for Cuban Studies, told BBC in his analysis that many African countries benefited from Castro’s regime despite the economic blockade on Cuba.Dr. Wilkinson said Fidel Castro’s regime identified with liberation movements in Africa and during their struggle for independence on the continent, Castro helped many of them with military aid.Among countries that received military aid from Cuba are Angola, South Africa, Mozambique, the Congo, Algeria, and Ethiopia.During the Angolan civil war that was fought between the People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) between 1975 and 2002, Castro supported MPLA with military aid against the US backed UNITA rebels.His regime also condemned the inhumane treatment perpetrated against black South Africans; and since 1996, South Africa benefitted from “Cuba Medical Internationalism.”During the Mozambican civil war that started on September 25, 1964 and ended with a ceasefire on September 8, 1974, Cuba was among countries, including the defunct Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and China, that supported the Mozambique Liberation Front (otherwise known as the FRELIMO). In the Democratic Republic of Congo’s crisis during the fight for independence, a Cuban Expedition Unit led by Che Guevara trained Marxist rebels to fight against the weak central government of Joseph Kasa-Vubu along with the forces of Mobutu Sese Seko.South African President Nelson Mandela visited Cuba after he left office in 1991 and extended gratitude to Castro for standing by the suffering black South Africans.Former Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano early Saturday morning expressed his condolences to the people of Cuba for Castro’s passing, remembering the revolutionary role he played during that country’s struggle for independence.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Urgent funding required for ‘politically irrelevant’ Donegal Islands – Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig

first_imgIndependent councillor Mícheál Choilm Mac Giolla Easbuig has urged the government and Donegal County Council to review the level of funding for the Donegal Islands. Last August, €359,000 had been allocated to all the Donegal Islands, a reduction of 25% in funding levels to the year prior.Speaking to Donegal Daily after visiting residents on Gola Island, Mícheál Cholm said serious investment and support was needed for the islands before it was too late. “The islands are very important to the county and I have spent a lot of time and focus over the last five years on them,” he said“For me, they are very important and I hold them close to my heart and they have been neglected by successive governments and councils in Donegal, which isn’t right or fair to the people who spend their lives there.“And the vast majority of our councillors don’t bother with the islands because they see it as politically irrelevant, that’s the truth of the matter.”Cllr Mícheál Choilm on Gola Island on Sunday“It is about treating people equally right across Donegal and those islands have a massive influence on our culture and history. “Walking through Gola (Island) on Sunday you could see clearly the lack of investment and not just on the infrastructure but into the people themselves who have been neglected for generations.“But what excites me now is the new group of young people that are starting a return to the island and see themselves, just like their ancestors before them, as islanders.“So, the powers at be, need to be supporting these young people at every opportunity and, we as a council and as a state, need to be doing far more than is being done at present.”Urgent funding required for ‘politically irrelevant’ Donegal Islands – Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig was last modified: March 25th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:gola islandlast_img read more

Ohio Cattlemen’s Association BEST Program concludes a successful 17th year at annual banquet

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2015-2016 Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) BEST (Beef Exhibitor Show Total) Program wrapped up on May 7 with its annual awards banquet held at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus.“The banquet is a time to celebrate the many achievements of our BEST participants, both in and out of the show ring,” said Stephanie Sindel, BEST coordinator. “Each participant is recognized for their hard work by family, friends and BEST supporters alike.”Several representatives from program sponsors, Bob Evans Farms, Burroughs Frazier Farms, Farm Credit Mid-America, M.H. Eby, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Weaver Livestock, were on hand to help present awards totaling more than $50,000 in belt buckles, luggage, show materials and other awards.This year’s BEST program featured 15 sanctioned shows that weaved its way across the state with over 550 youth participants showing 740 head of market animals and heifers. Banquet sponsorsThe BEST program also receives tremendous support for awards and the awards banquet. The 2015-2016 banquet and award sponsors were Hamilton Insurance Agency, Harsh’s Farm Service, Heritage Cooperative, Highland Livestock Supply, Kent Nutrition Group, Merchants National Bank, United Producers, Inc. and Weaver Leather Livestock.  These sponsors donated a wonderful set of door prizes and offered monetary support for awards.State breed associations sponsoring belt buckle cases for the winners in each of the respective breeds: Buckeye Hereford Association, Ohio Angus Association, Ohio Mid-Eastern Maine-Anjou Association, Ohio Shorthorn Breeders Association and Ohio Simmental Association. The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association sponsored the remaining breeds’ winners. BEST CommitteeThe OCA BEST program functions with the strong backing of the BEST Committee. Serving on the BEST Committee are Chairman Todd Pugh, Vice-Chairman Mark Hara, Patricia Cluxton, Brandon Corry, Ashley Culp, Alice Frazier, Breanne Gabriel, Roy Norman, Bob Siegel and Bill Tom – the Ohio State Fair Beef Director. Sally Puzacke served as the Buckeye Classic show representative. During the BEST awards banquet, the new junior representatives for the 2016-2017 season were announced. They are Karigan Blue, Henry County; Brianna Ellish, Miami County; Haley Frazier, Jackson County and Kyle Piscione, Medina County. Continuing for her second term is Natalie Wagner, Brown County. Youth scholarshipsBEST participants efforts’ in academics and extracurricular activities are also recognized through the BEST Scholarship program, awarding three $1,000 scholarships. Scholarship winners were Adison Niese, Richland County; Cole Liggett; Tuscarawas County and Natalie Wagner, Brown County. Novice scholarshipsNew BEST participants were eligible to apply for a Novice sponsorship prior to the start of the BEST show season. To be eligible, youth ages 8 to 21 had to qualify for the Novice division by being first or second year BEST program participants. Novice eligible participants submitted an essay that was reviewed by a panel of judges that ranked the scholarship applications. The selected participants received a scholarship worth $105 to cover the cost of their family’s Ohio Cattlemen’s Association membership for $60 as well as one head BEST nomination fee valued at $45. Youth chosen were able to redeem their scholarship at the first BEST show they attended. The Novice scholarship program is sponsored by Weaver Leather Livestock and the recipients of the scholarship include: Evan Born, Adam and Kayler Frey, and Alexandra Sabine, Lorain County; Luke Brinksneader, Darke County; Andrew, David and Elijah Brown, Scioto County; Dana Clinedinst, Morrow County; Gage Farrar, Jackson County; Andrew and Gregory Flax, Clark County; Payton Freed, Muskingum County; Caitlyn and Joshua Gaddis, and Brandon and Peyton Hogg, Knox County; Morgan Gillespie and Luke Keifer, Butler County; Bergan Leonhardt, Crawford County; Taylor Linebaugh, Greene County; Blake Martin, Huron County; Autumn Mohler, Union County; Joseph Moody, Carroll County; Abigail Myers, Tuscarawas County; Austin Nicholl, Logan County; Evan Pope, Gallia County; Aaron Post, Mercer County; Logan and Luke Schroeder, Defiance County; Lauren and Megan Schulte, Putnam County; Emily Scott, Portage County; Alyssa Strope, Belmont County. M.H. Eby Trailer winnerParticipants in this year’s program received an entry into the drawing for the free use of an 8-foot by 26-foot Eby Trailer complete with BEST logo detailing for the 2016-2017 BEST season, donated by Eby Trailer. Participants were given an entry for every animal they showed at each show throughout the season equaling more than 4,300 entries. The lucky winner was Kinley Kreis, Adamsville, Ohio. Community Service Fundraising WinnersBEST participants worked this season to raise money for two charities, Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Ronald McDonald House. Haley Frazier, Jackson, Ohio received a $500 gift certificate for a shopping spree with Weaver Leather Livestock for collecting the most pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House Charity. Abigail Thornton, Amanda, Ohio received a $500 gift certificate to be used on show supplies with Weaver Leather Livestock for being the top fundraiser in the Make-A-Wish project. Megan Becker, Whipple, Ohio was also a top fundraiser and received a $500 gift certificate Gift certificate winnersJosie Kidwell, Walhonding, Ohio, won the drawing for a $500 gift certificate toward the purchase of her next show animal from an OCA member. Winning a Show Pass valued at more than $850 was Hailee Carter, Millersburg, Ohio. A gas card valued at $100 was won by Josh Champer, Mount Sterling, Ohio. Novice show box drawingNovice participant Levi DeLong, Laurelville, Ohio won a new Show Box in a novice-only drawing, donated by Weaver Livestock. 15-show attendeesIt takes a lot of time and dedication for juniors and their parents to attend any of the BEST shows, but several individuals attended all 15 BEST shows across the state.  Forty-nine BEST participants won a single show pass for the 2016-2017 season.Photography contestThis year’s photography contest had top-notch entries encompassing four divisions: BEST Shows and Activities, Landscapes, People and Around the Farm. Three winners were awarded in each age division and an Editor’s Choice and Editor’s Choice Honorable Mention were selected from all submissions. The winners were as follows: Beginner Division1st Place Beginner — Morgan Love, Fairfield Co.2nd Place Beginner — Ashton Bain, Highland Co.3rd Place Beginner — Brenna Shaffer, Lake Co. Junior Division1st Place Junior- Amanda Annett, Knox Co.2nd Place Junior — Mason Love, Fairfield Co.3rd Place Junior — Amanda Annett, Knox Co. Intermediate Division1st Place Intermediate — Emily Dahse, Gallia Co.2nd Place Intermediate — Kyle Piscione, Medina Co.3rd Place Intermediate — Kathy Lehman, Richland Co. Senior Division1st Place Senior — Kelsey Decker, Fairfield Co.2nd Place Senior — Morgan Smith, Washington Co.3rd Place Senior — Morgan Smith, Washington Co. Editor’s ChoiceEditor’s Choice — Kelsey Decker, Fairfield Co.Editor’s Choice Honorable Mention — Amanda Annett, Knox Co. Heifer and Market Animal ChampionsBreed Division ChampionsAngusChampion Angus Heifer — Nevaeh Powers, Fulton Co.Reserve Champion Angus Heifer — Michelle Bockelman, Henry Co.Third Overall Angus Heifer — Jacob LeBrun, Scioto Co.Fourth Overall Angus Heifer — Ellie Kidwell, Knox Co.Fifth Overall Angus Heifer — Baylee Carey, Highland Co.Champion Angus Steer — Carly Sanders, Highland Co.Reserve Champion Angus Steer — Jacob LeBrun, Scioto Co. ChianinaChampion Chianina Heifer — Kathy Lehman, Richland Co.Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer — Abbie Collins, Preble Co.Third Overall Chianina Heifer — Jared Cluxton, Brown Co.Fourth Overall Chianina Heifer — Allison Herr, Fulton Co.Fifth Overall Chianina Heifer — Colton Burkett, Ashland Co.Champion Chianina Steer — Kinley Kreis, Muskingum Co.Reserve Champion Chianina Steer — Ethan Davies, Wood Co. HerefordChampion Hereford Heifer — Hudson Drake, Ross Co.Reserve Champion Hereford Heifer — Austin Hunker, Huron Co.Champion Hereford Steer — Noah Smith, Sandusky Co.Reserve Champion Hereford Steer — Jackson Grimes, Logan Co. Maine-AnjouChampion High % Maine-Anjou Heifer — Adison Niese, Richland Co.Reserve Champion High % Maine-Anjou Heifer — Kinley Kreis, Muskingum Co. Champion MaineTainer Heifer — Kathy Lehman, Richland Co.Reserve Champion MaineTainer Heifer — Dalton Kennedy, Adams Co.Third Overall MaineTainer Heifer — Ashley Buell, Licking Co.Fourth Overall MaineTainer Heifer — Rufus Levi Tackett, Scioto Co.Fifth Overall MaineTainer Heifer — Jordan Johnson, Gallia Co.Champion Maine-Anjou Steer — Lori Millenbaugh, Crawford Co.Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Steer — Lindsey Pugh, Stark Co.Third Overall Maine-Anjou Steer — Victoria Waits, Fayette Co.Fourth Overall Maine-Anjou Steer — Kendal Widman, Crawford Co.Fifth Overall Maine-Anjou Steer — Clay Foor, Licking Co. ShorthornChampion Shorthorn Heifer — Taylor Morbitzer, Franklin Co.Reserve Champion Shorthorn Heifer — Jessica Millenbaugh, Crawford Co.Third Overall Shorthorn Heifer — Samantha VanVorhis, Wood Co.Fourth Overall Shorthorn Heifer — Brandee Painter, Licking Co.Fifth Overall Shorthorn Heifer — Cole McLaughlin, Monroe Co.Champion Shorthorn Steer — Emma Mathews, Clinton Co.Reserve Champion Shorthorn Steer — Tanner Cordes, Montgomery Co.Champion ShorthornPlus Heifer — Allison Davis, Carroll Co.Reserve Champion ShorthornPlus Heifer — Reilly Jacobs Bell, Muskingum Co.Champion ShorthornPlus Steer — Noah Cox, Athens Co.Reserve Champion ShorthornPlus Steer — Victoria Waits, Fayette Co. SimmentalChampion Simmental Heifer — Olivia Dickson, Licking Co.Reserve Champion Simmental Heifer — Cade Liggett, Tuscarawas Co.Champion % Simmental Heifer — Brooke Hayhurst, Wayne Co.Reserve Grand Champion % Simmental Heifer — Austin Garner, Butler Co.Third Overall % Simmental Heifer — Matthew Koverman, Scioto Co.Fourth Overall % Simmental Heifer — Tyson Woodard, Guernsey Co.Fifth Overall % Simmental Heifer — Nick McConnell, Knox Co.Champion Simmental Steer — Kinzee Shafer, Preble Co.Reserve Champion Simmental Steer — Delaney Jones, Allen Co. AOBChampion AOB Heifer — Austin Hunker, Huron, Co.Reserve Champion AOB Heifer — Austin Schneder, Clinton Co.Champion AOB Steer — Zane Davison, Madison Co.Reserve Champion AOB Steer — Kennedy Thompson, Clinton Co. MiniatureChampion Miniature Heifer — Isaac Wiley, Morrow Co.Reserve Champion Miniature Heifer — Walker Wiley, Morrow Co.Champion Miniature Steer — Franklin Kinney, Logan Co.Reserve Champion Miniature Steer — Henry Strow, Wood Co. Market HeiferChampion Market Heifer — Kendra Gabriel, Pickaway Co.Reserve Champion Market Heifer — Austin Schneder, Clinton Co.Third Overall Market Heifer — Lauren McIntosh, Brown Co.Fourth Overall Market Heifer — Caroline Blay, Portage Co.Fifth Overall Market Heifer — Rufus Levi Tackett, Scioto Co. CrossbredChampion Crossbred Heifer — Destiny LaFever, Ashland Co.Reserve Champion Crossbred Heifer — Kendra Gabriel, Pickaway Co.Third Overall Crossbred Heifer — Karlie Kennedy, Adams Co.Fourth Overall Crossbred Heifer — Kylee Bloomfield, Crawford Co.Fifth Overall Crossbred Heifer — Abbie Collins, Preble Co.Champion Crossbred Steer — Abigail Myers, Tuscarawas Co.Reserve Champion Crossbred Steer — Kendra Gabriel, Pickaway Co.Third Overall Crossbred Steer — Caden Jones, Allen Co.Fourth Overall Crossbred Steer — Lori Millenbaugh, Crawford Co.Fifth Overall Crossbred Steer — Alayna Kellar, Harrison Co.Sixth Overall Crossbred Steer — Luke Brinksneader, Darke Co.Seventh Overall Crossbred Steer — Carter Smith, Holmes Co.Eighth Overall Crossbred Steer (tie) — Alayna McIntosh, Brown Co.Eighth Overall Crossbred Steer (tie) — Jayden Shriver, Gallia Co.Ninth Overall Crossbred Steer (tie) — Jonna Goss, Hocking Co.Ninth Overall Crossbred Steer (tie) — Luke Brinksneader, Darke Co.Tenth Overall Crossbred Steer — Adam Thompson, Clinton Co.Eleventh Overall Crossbred Steer (tie) — Mindy Barr, Pickaway Co.Eleventh Overall Crossbred Steer (tie) — Danielle Hoffman, Richland Co.Twelfth Overall Crossbred Steer — Madalynn Bruckelmyer, Licking Co.Thirteenth Overall Crossbred Steer (tie) — Kelsey Crandall, Darke Co.Thirteenth Overall Crossbred Steer (tie) — Mackenzie Hursey, Tuscarawas Co.Fourteenth Overall Crossbred Steer (tie) — Brice Phelps, Union Co.Fourteenth Overall Crossbred Steer (tie) — Hayden Belleville, Wood Co.Fifteenth Overall Crossbred Steer — Caitlin Gallagher, Lorain Co. BEST Novice ChampionsHeifersChampion Novice Heifer (tie) — Olivia Dickson, Licking Co. –  Purebred SimmentalChampion Novice Heifer (tie) — Destiny LaFever, Ashland Co. — CrossbredReserve Champion Novice Heifer (tie) — Nevaeh Powers, Fulton Co. — AngusReserve Champion Novice Heifer (tie) — Kylee Bloomfield, Crawford Co. – CrossbredThird Overall Novice Heifer (tie) — Ellie Day, Ross Co. — CrossbredThird Overall Novice Heifer (tie) — Jordan Moffit, Huron Co. – CrossbredFourth Overall Novice Heifer — Gage Farrar, Jackson Co. – CrossbredFifth Overall Novice Heifer — Rufus Levi Tackett, Scioto Co. – MaineTainerSixth Overall Novice Heifer — Lauren McIntosh, Brown Co. – CrossbredSeventh Overall Novice Heifer — Hannah French, Huron Co. – CrossbredEighth Overall Novice Heifer — Maddox Cupp, Fairfield Co. – HerefordNinth Overall Novice Heifer — Allison Herr, Fulton Co. – ChianinaTenth Overall Novice Heifer — Tyson Woodard, Guernsey Co. – % Simmental Market AnimalsChampion Novice Steer — Carly Sanders, Highland Co. – AngusReserve Champion Novice Steer (tie) — Tanner Cordes, Montgomery Co. — ShorthornReserve Champion Novice Steer (tie) — Abigail Myers, Tuscarawas Co. – CrossbredThird Overall Novice Steer — Jacob LeBrun, Scioto Co. – AngusFourth Overall Novice Steer — Franklin Kinney, Logan Co. – MiniatureFifth Overall Novice Steer — Caden Jones, Allen Co. – CrossbredSixth Overall Novice Steer — Alayna Kellar, Harrison Co. – CrossbredSeventh Overall Novice Steer — Luke Brinksneader, Darke Co. – CrossbredEighth Overall Novice Steer — Ethan Davies, Wood Co. – ChianinaNinth Overall Novice Steer — Delaney Jones, Allen Co. — Purebred SimmentalTenth Overall Novice Steer — Jayden Shriver, Gallia Co. – Crossbred BEST Bred & Owned ChampionsHeifersChampion Bred & Owned Heifer — Kathy Lehman, Richland Co. – MaineTainerReserve Champion Bred & Owned Heifer— Ashley Buell, Licking Co. – MaineTainerThird Overall Bred & Owned Heifer — Jordan Johnson, Gallia Co. – MaineTainerFourth Overall Bred & Owned Heifer — Michelle Bockelman, Henry Co. – AngusFifth Overall Bred & Owned Heifer— Mya Hetrick, Sandusky Co. – Shorthorn SteersChampion Bred & Owned Steer — Wally Minges, Butler Co. – ShorthornPlusReserve Champion Bred & Owned Steer — Ian Gehret, Darke Co. — Maine-AnjouThird Overall Bred & Owned Steer — Luke McKee, Knox Co. — Maine-AnjouFourth Overall Bred & Owned Steer — Brooke Weeks, Champaign Co. — Maine-AnjouFifth Overall Bred & Owned Steer — Austin Nicholl, Logan Co. — Chianina BEST Showmanship WinnersNoviceChampion Novice Showman — Allison Herr, Fulton Co.Reserve Novice Showman — Drew Browning, Muskingum Co.Third Overall Novice Showman — Luke Brinksneader, Darke Co.Fourth Overall Novice Showman — Beau Johnson, Gallia Co.Fifth Overall Novice Showman — Dakota Warnimont, Putnam Co.Sixth Overall Novice Showman — Abigail Thornton, Fairfield Co.Seventh Overall Novice Showman — Shala Graham, Licking Co.Eighth Overall Novice Showman — Avery Moore, Erie Co.Ninth Overall Novice Showman — Levi DeLong, Ross Co.Tenth Overall Novice Showman — Paige Pence, Clark Co. BeginnerChampion Beginner Showman — Hudson Drake, Ross Co.Reserve Beginner Showman — Ellie Day, Ross Co.Third Overall Beginner Showman — Karlie Kennedy, Adams Co.Fourth Overall Beginner Showman — Neveah Powers, Fulton Co.Fifth Overall Beginner Showman — Sydney Sanders, Highland Co.Sixth Overall Beginner Showman — Madison Paden, Guernsey Co.Seventh Overall Beginner Showman — Blake Herdman, Highland Co.Eighth Overall Beginner Showman — Carly Sanders, Highland Co.Ninth Overall Beginner Showman — Ethan Davies, Wood Co.Tenth Overall Beginner Showman — Logan Schroeder, Defiance Co. JuniorChampion Junior Showman — Victoria Waits, Fayette Co.Reserve Champion Junior Showman — Chris Tooms, Muskingum Co.Third Overall Junior Showman — Harrison Blay, Portage Co.Fourth Overall Junior Showman — Mya Hetrick, Sandusky Co.Fifth Overall Junior Showman — Destiny Lafever, Ashland Co.Sixth Overall Junior Showman — Fulton Kennedy, Adams Co.Seventh Overall Junior Showman — Erin Pope, Gallia Co.Eighth Overall Junior Showman — Hunter Harris, Adams Co.Ninth Overall Junior Showman — Caden Jones, Allen Co.Tenth Overall Junior Showman — Kinzee Shafer, Preble Co. IntermediateChampion Intermediate Showman — Allison Davis, Carroll Co.Reserve Champion Intermediate Showman — Dalton Kennedy, Adams Co.Third Overall Intermediate Showman — Lori Millenbaugh, Crawford Co.Fourth Overall Intermediate Showman — Olivia Wood, Clinton Co.Fifth Overall Intermediate Showman —Jordan Johnson, Gallia Co.Sixth Overall Intermediate Showman — Kathy Lehman, Richland Co.Seventh Overall Intermediate Showman — Kyle Piscione, Medina Co.Eighth Overall Intermediate Showman — Cade Liggett, Tuscarawas Co.Ninth Overall Intermediate Showman — Emily Paden, Guernsey Co.Tenth Overall Intermediate Showman (tie) — Hannah Topmiller, Warren Co.Tenth Overall Intermediate Showman (tie) — Haley Frazier, Jackson Co. SeniorChampion Senior Showman — Taylor Morbitzer, Franklin Co.Reserve Champion Senior Showman (tie) — Kendra Gabriel, Pickaway Co.Reserve Champion Senior Showman (tie) — Jessica Millenbaugh, Crawford Co.Third Overall Senior Showman — Emma Mathews, Clinton Co.Fourth Overall Senior Showman — Mindy Barr, Pickaway Co.Fifth Overall Senior Showman — Austin Garner, Butler Co.Sixth Overall Senior Showman — Danielle Whitted, Portage Co.Seventh Overall Senior Showman — Bricen Hess, Highland Co.Eighth Overall Senior Showman — Brianna Ellish, Miami Co.Ninth Overall Senior Showman — Lindsey Pugh, Stark Co.Tenth Overall Senior Showman — Jacob Jones, Brown Co.last_img read more

Eliminating Your Minimally Acceptable Personal Standards

first_imgThere is a certain quality and quantity of work that is minimally acceptable. Let’s equate this to a grade of C in school. Even though you pass the class, your grade suggests that you are doing just enough to get by, nothing more, nothing less. It’s a grade that suggests a lack of commitment, dispassion, and lack of direction.Minimally acceptable is mediocrity. There is no growth available to those who choose to just scrape by, those who sit in the parking lot waiting until precisely 8:00 AM to start working, unwilling to put in an extra few minutes of work. Minimally acceptable is a withholding of value, the kind that would make a difference in results—even if it would require more effort, more energy, and more commitment on your part.Even though you may be doing just enough, what is minimally acceptable to other people should not be minimally acceptable to you. There is no benefit, outside of comfort, for lowering your own personal standard to something less than what you are truly capable of. There is no reward for being mediocre, for trying to stay smack in the middle of the Gaussian distribution curve (what we know as a bell curve).There is this popular idea right now that your company is supposed to supply you with purposeful, meaningful work. This idea is no doubt something far greater than “increase shareholder value.” But it is only half correct, and it requires the other half to make a whole. The other half is that your work has purpose and meaning only when you invest those things in your work. When your personal standard is excellence when the minimally acceptable is no longer acceptable to you, then your work becomes something different than your job, your profession becomes something different than your job title.The rewards in all their forms accrue to those who give themselves over to something, insisting that their personal standard is the bar, refusing to withhold value, and refusing to do what is minimally acceptable. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more