Bio-Based Products, The Key to Better Yields

first_img SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleBeef-Bacon Burger Hitting the Consumer MarketNext articleIndiana Grown Continues Growth Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Oct 4, 2017 Ian Klein, Spero Energy senior scientist, holds a vial of renewable, biobased chelates that could be used to increase crop production and yields. (Photo provided by Spero Energy)Today, most farmers use chemical-based crop protection products to improve plant health and yields, but the future may belong to products based on biology rather than chemistry. Spero Energy Inc. has received a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for $100,000 to conduct research and development to increase the availability and competitiveness of biobased products within the agricultural market.Spero Energy developed a series of renewable, biobased chelates, which are molecules used to bind essential micronutrients and deliver them efficiently to a variety of crops. Effective use of biobased chelates is shown to increase crop production and yields. “A major limitation within the agricultural chelates market is the lack of high-performing and cost-competitive biodegradable chelates. The patent-pending chelates we have developed at Spero are created using natural materials, and are designed to be both high-performing and biodegradable,” said Ian Klein Ph.D., Spero Energy senior scientist. “This funding will allow us to finalize the formulation of our biodegradable chelates, increase the scale of the reactions, and further prepare for commercialization.”Spero Energy developed the technology in the Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette. Spero Energy has licensed other technologies through the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization. Spero Energy originated as a Purdue startup and the company incorporated in Indiana. Home Indiana Agriculture News Bio-Based Products, The Key to Better Yields Facebook Twitter Bio-Based Products, The Key to Better Yieldslast_img read more

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Donnelly: Senate Farm Bill Being Done in “Completely Bipartisan Way”

first_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleOpening Day for Hot Dog SeasonNext articleMorning Outlook Eric Pfeiffer SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Mar 29, 2018 Home Indiana Agriculture News Donnelly: Senate Farm Bill Being Done in “Completely Bipartisan Way” Donnelly: Senate Farm Bill Being Done in “Completely Bipartisan Way”As Hoosier Ag Today reported Wednesday, Kansas Republican and Senate Ag Chairman Pat Roberts said he believes a Farm Bill could reach the Senate floor by the end of April. Indiana Senator, and member of the Senate Ag Committee, Democrat Joe Donnelly believes that timeline is not unreasonable.“I would agree with Senator Roberts; he’s a good friend of mine. I have traveled around the state from one corner to the other holding farm bill listening sessions. As I told our Hoosier farmers, ‘you are writing this bill.’ They have been incredibly helpful to me in providing information. As a result, I think that the Farm Bill is on schedule. We are looking at continuing to move it along.”Donnelly says everything has been done in a “completely bipartisan way”; something that can’t be said for the House.“They seem to struggle in this occasionally. I think the Senate is ready and willing to go, and to do it on a bipartisan basis. And to do it in a way that both the nutrition portions of it and the ag portions of it can really blend together well.”Senator Donnelly addressed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, that is currently holding up talks in the House as House Democrats are reportedly opposing any changes to the existing program.“I think we’ll have a nutrition program that is also aimed at working together with our ag communities for all of our ag products to be included in the nutrition program. Additionally, it’ll be a nutrition program that is responsible, and then make sure that every dollar is spent wisely and prudently.Donnelly also said that rural broadband connectivity and addressing the opioid epidemic are priorities of his for the Farm Bill.“Broadband is critical to ag’s future and critical to our rural community’s future. And the ending this opioid scourge is not only critical for our communities, but for our families, for our children, and our loved ones as well.”As Farm Bill talks progress in the Senate, we’ll have to hurry up and wait to see if bipartisan ground can be found in the House. Facebook Twitter SHARE Donnelly: Senate Farm Bill Being Done in “Completely Bipartisan Way”last_img read more

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RSF backs newspaper under attack from President Erdogan

first_img RSF_en June 1, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RSF backs newspaper under attack from President Erdogan Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia to go further Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Help by sharing this information Organisation Related documents RSF_Turkey PR_02-06-2015_TRPDF – 142.19 KB TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Newscenter_img Türkçe / Read in TurkishReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Turkish government pressure on the newspaper Cumhuriyet, which is under judicial investigation for publishing alleged evidence that Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT) delivered arms to Islamist rebels in Syria.President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today accused Cumhuriyet editor Can Dündar of “spying” and vowed that he “won’t get away with it.”Already the subject of a prosecution for reprinting the cover of the Charlie Hebdo “survivors issue” in January 2015, Cumhuriyet has been at the centre of a new storm since 29 May, when it published photos and a video indicating that the cargo of the Syria-bound trucks leased by the MIT in 2014 did indeed consist of weapons and ammunition.The Istanbul prosecutor’s office announced the same day that Cumhuriyet and Dündar were being investigated under the anti-terrorism law. At the same time, prosecutor Irfan Fidan ordered the blocking of all online content that included the offending images, saying they “threaten the interests (…) of the Turkish state and are liable to endanger national security.”Today, President Erdogan announced on television that he had personally filed a complaint accusing Dündar of spying. “The person who committed this crime will pay dearly, he won’t get away with it so easily,” he said, accusing Cumhuriyet of working for the Gülen Movement, once a close ally of Erdogan’s government and now regarded as its worst enemy.“We call on the president to stop threatening the media and stop meddling in the judicial system, and we call on the Istanbul prosecutor’s office to immediately abandon its prosecutions,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“The Turkish government’s Syria policy is an important topic that the Turkish public must be able to debate. The public has a right to know whether its government has delivered arms, and to whom. If the government now finds itself with its back to the wall, it cannot blame Cumhuriyet, which just did its job.”Trucks leased by the MIT were intercepted twice by Turkish police as they were about to cross the border into Syria in January 2014, fuelling suspicions that the searches were the result of an ongoing power struggle between the government and the Gülen Movement’s supporters within the police and judicial system.The police officers and judges responsible for the searches were quickly sanctioned and any mention of the case in the media was banned. Since then, the authorities have always denied that the trucks were carrying arms.Cumhuriyet’s revelations have reignited this explosive issue less than a week before parliamentary elections. Pressed to respond, the government has given contradictory explanations, all the while insisting that Turkey’s “aid” was destined for the Turkmen community in Syria, not any Islamist factions.Nonetheless, most observers agree that the region to which the trucks were bound was under the control of Islamist groups such as Jabhat Al-Nosra and Islamic State.Reporters Without Borders extends its full support to Dündar, who stated his position in an editorial today headlined, “We are journalists, not government officials.” Dündar has been summoned to appear in court on a separate charge of “insulting” President Erdogan.See RSF’s press release on the reporting ban that the authorities imposed on the MIT trucks story in February 2014. News (Photo: Cumhuriyet) Follow the news on Turkey April 2, 2021 Find out more Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News Receive email alerts April 2, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Huang Qi awarded 2004 Cyberfreedom Prize

first_imgNews June 23, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Huang Qi awarded 2004 Cyberfreedom Prize China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison RSF_en China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Read the full report Reporters Without Borders has published its annual report on the state of online freedom in more than 60 countries – The Internet Under Surveillance. The rights of Internet users, webmasters and online journalists have been substantially curbed since the 11 September 2001 attacks in the United States. The fight against terrorism has led to stricter monitoring of Internet traffic in both democracies and under authoritarian regimes. Worn out by prison interrogators and bad detention conditions, he fainted at the first court hearing in February 2001. A Western diplomat who was present said he had a scar on his forehead and had lost a tooth, apparently after being beaten. He was given a sham secret trial in August that year and his relatives were not allowed to visit him for three years after his arrest. News Reporters Without Borders on 22 June awarded its 2004 Cyberfreedom Prize to Huang Qi, who has been imprisoned for four years for criticising the Chinese government on his website. The prize is funded with the help of the Fondation de France. The international press freedom organisation also released its report ‘Internet Under Surveillance 2004’, produced with the assistance of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the State Bank handling official deposits.« Internet under surveillance » 2004 report June 2, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific He told his wife Zeng Li he had been regularly beaten during his first years in prison by police who forced him to sleep on the floor of his cell for a year. He was also kept handcuffed in a dimly-lit room for a year. His cell was changed each month because his guards said he was talking too much to fellow prisoners about corruption and politics. March 12, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders on 22 June awarded its 2004 Cyberfreedom Prize to Huang Qi, who has been imprisoned for four years for criticising the Chinese government on his Internet site. The international press freedom organisation also released its report ‘Internet Under Surveillance 2004′ – full version available online – that monitors press freedom on the Internet in nearly 60 countries. April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further When state security police came to arrest Huang Qi at his home on 3 June 2000, he just had time to send a last e-mail message saying: “Goodbye everyone, the police want to take me away. We’ve got a long road ahead of us. Thanks to all those helping to further democracy in China.” Huang, founder of the website www.tianwang.com, was charged in January 2001 with “subversion” and “incitement to overthrow the government” (under articles 103 and 105 of the criminal code) for allowing articles about the June 1989 Tiananmen massacre to appear on his website (based in the United States after being banned in China). He had to wait until 9 May 2003 to find out he had been sentenced to five years in prison. Four countries throw people in jail for posting “subversive” topics online – China (with 63 cyber-dissidents in prison), Vietnam (7), the Maldives (3) and Syria (2). Censorship of online publications is steadily increasing and dictatorships are developing more and more sophisticated ways of filtering the Internet. China and Vietnam are experts in the field. But the regimes in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Tunisia and Turkmenistan also block access to a very wide range of websites, including those featuring pornography, independent magazines, banned religions and human rights. Cuba, Burma and North Korea have even harsher policies and restrict Internet access to a tiny minority of citizens rather than set up costly monitoring systems. Democratic countries have steadily chipped away at the freedom of their Internet users. This involves laudable aims, such as fighting online paedophilia, helping dismantle terrorist networks and protecting cultural industries against piracy. But governments are having trouble reconciling users’ rights to message privacy and freedom of expression with more and more serious financial and security concerns. As a result, Internet freedom is now much less legally protected than that of the traditional media in most democratic countries. Read the full report News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on China News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes The report, “The Internet Under Surveillance » can be fully downloaded in .pdf format, along with the cover (300 dpi), from the website’s “media downloads” link. Receive email alerts Organisation The winnerlast_img read more

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Report: Fed Paid Record $98.7 Billion to Treasury in 2014

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Preliminary unaudited results indicate that the Federal Home Loan Banks of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board paid a record amount of approximately $98.7 billion out of their 2014 estimated net income of $101.5 billion to the U.S. Department of Treasury, according to an announcement from the Fed on Friday.The previous high was $88.4 billion, paid in 2012. The Fed paid $79.6 billion to Treasury in 2013. That number has been above $75 billion every year since 2010 following a then-record high of $47.4 billion in 2009.The Fed’s policy requires each of its FHLBanks to distribute its residual earnings to Treasury, after providing the cost of operations, dividend payments, and the necessary amount to equate surplus with capital paid-in.Interest income on securities acquired through open markets, which totaled $115.9 billion, was primarily responsible for the Fed’s 2014 estimated net income of $101.5 billion. Those open market operations included Treasury securities, federal agency and GSE mortgage-backed securities, and GSE debt securities. The operating expenses for the FHLBanks totaled $3.6 billion in 2014 (net of amounts reimbursed by Treasury and other entities for services the banks provided as fiscal agents).Other assessments on the FHLBanks included $711 million for costs associated with producing, issuing, and retiring currency, $590 million for board expenditures, and $563 million to fund Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) operations. Interest expenses associated with reserve balances and term deposits held by depository institutions totaled $6.9 billion for the banks, which also recorded foreign currency translation losses of $2.9 billion that resulted from foreign currency denominated asset holdings being revaluated daily at current exchange rates.Services of $435 million accounted for additional earnings for the FHLBanks, and consolidated limited liability companies created in response to the financial crisis netted another $101 million in income. Statutory dividends for 2014 amounted to $1.7 billion, and the amount used to equate surplus to capital paid-in totaled $1.1 billion. Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Home / Daily Dose / Report: Fed Paid Record $98.7 Billion to Treasury in 2014 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Report: Fed Paid Record $98.7 Billion to Treasury in 2014 About Author: Brian Honea in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Previous: Fannie Mae Economist Says Latest Job Data Might Not Be Good News For Housing Next: DS News Webcast: Monday 1/12/2015center_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Federal Home Loan Banks Federal Reserve U.S. Department of Treasury 2015-01-09 Brian Honea The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Federal Home Loan Banks Federal Reserve U.S. Department of Treasury Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago January 9, 2015 1,101 Views Related Articles Subscribelast_img read more

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Pat The Cope Gallagher to fight it out with Marian Harkin for final European…

first_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Facebook Pinterest Google+ The Fouth Count has been completed in the Midlands-North-West constituency, with outgoing Fine Gael MEP Jim Higgins eliminated.Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy is less than than 5,000 away from the quota of 129,290, with Fine Gael’s Mairead McGuinness 20,000 votes away.The final seat will be between outgoing MEPs Marian Harkin and Pat The Cope Gallagher, with Ms Harkin now over 24,000 votes ahead, after benefitting strongly from the distribution of Ronan Mullen’s votes.However, Mr Gallagher told Highland Radio News a short time ago that their software is telling them that with his running mate Senator Thomas transferring strongly to him, he is in a strong position…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/cope1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pat The Cope Gallagher to fight it out with Marian Harkin for final European seat NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Previous articleSt Johnston Priest says village devastated by death of Oisin CrawfordNext articleResults for fifth count in Midlands Northwest News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter News Google+ By News Highland – May 27, 2014 Twitterlast_img read more

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Protest in support of Gaza to take place outside council meeting in Lifford

first_img Protest in support of Gaza to take place outside council meeting in Lifford Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter Google+ Facebook WhatsApp A recent Gaza demonstration in LetterkennyA protest in support of the people of Gaza and against Israel’s on the region will be held against this Monday’s meeting of Donegal County Council.UNICEF says at least 192 children have been killed in Gaza in the last 18 days increasing pressure on the international community to intervene in the crisis.Councillor Gary Doherty says protesters will call on the Irish Government to stronger stance against Israel but he admits that the mass public don’t seem engaged on the issue:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/garyweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleFF say Donegal must be prioritised as more gardai become availableNext articleCoastguard reports huge increase in call outs during hot weather News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal center_img Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week News Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released By News Highland – July 26, 2014 last_img read more

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22 year old man abducted and assaulted in Strabane

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 22 year old man abducted and assaulted in Strabane Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Twitter Pinterestcenter_img A man’s been abducted and assaulted in Strabane.Police say the man’s injuries are not life threatening, but he was subjected to a horrific attack which has left him with suspected broken bones.Police say the 22 year old was walking in the Carlton Drive area at around 11 o’clock last night when a grey van pulled up alongside him. He was pulled inside the vehicle, where his abductors placed a hood over his head, and tied his hands and feet.The van was then driven some distance out of the town before stopping. At that point, police say a vicious assault was carried out on the victim by a number of men.The man was then driven back to the town and left in Bradley Way just before midnight.He sustained some serious injuries during this ordeal including a large gash to the head and a suspected broken arm.Police say while the injuries are not life threatening, this was a horrifying attack that will have a major impact on the victim and his loved ones.In a statement, police in Strabane are calling for community help in identifying the perpetrators of this crime, saying there can be no justification for criminal groups attempting to control communities through fear and violence. Google+ By News Highland – August 11, 2017 Facebook WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleHarps face Bohs in FAI Cup tonightNext articleCar sought in relation to Ballyliffin burglary found in Derry News Highland Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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Weber State Men’s Basketball Hosts Benedictine

first_img Tags: Benedictine (Ariz.) Thunderbirds/Jerrick Harding/NAIA/Weber State Men’s Basketball/Zach Braxton FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Tuesday, Weber State men’s basketball hosts Benedictine (Ariz.) before Tuesday at the Dee Events Center fresh off of an impressive performance at the Junkanoo Jam in the Bahamas.The Wildcats boast the Big Sky Conference player of the week in junior guard Jerrick Harding, who is averaging 26 points and 5 rebounds on the season while shooting 50 percent from the field.Additionally, senior forward/center Zach Braxton has reached 1,000 points for his collegiate career in the early going this season.The 3-2 Wildcats will be meeting the NAIA Thunderbirds of Mesa, Ariz. for the first time in program history.Presently, Weber State is averaging 83.8 points on the season and surrendering 71.4 points per contest. November 26, 2018 /Sports News – Local Weber State Men’s Basketball Hosts Benedictine Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

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US Military Assets Ready Should Diplomatic Track in Syria Fall Through

first_img View post tag: track US Military Assets Ready Should Diplomatic Track in Syria Fall Through View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: should View post tag: assets View post tag: Ready View post tag: Assad U.S. military assets remain ready to launch attacks if the diplomatic efforts to secure and dismantle the Syrian regime’s chemical arms should fail, senior U.S. defense officials said yesterday in Washington.In a Pentagon news conference, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the military role today is limited.“The current role of the military is to provide some planning assistance to the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons … who has the lead, and as well as to maintain the credible threat of force, should the diplomatic track fail,” Dempsey said.The chairman said he believes forces loyal to Syrian president Bashar Assad have maintained control of the regime’s chemical weapons. The environment inside Syria is “very challenging,” he added.Still, according to Dempsey, it is possible for the international community to work in the country.“So long as [Syrian leaders] agree to the framework, which causes them to be responsible for the security, the movement, the protection of the investigators or the inspectors, then I think that … it is feasible,” Dempsey said. “But we’ve got to make sure we keep our eye on all of those things.”The chairman acknowledged that disposing of chemical weapons is a complicated task. “The framework calls for it to be controlled, destroyed or moved,” he said. “In some combination, it is feasible, but those details will have to be worked by the OPCW.”Overall, the conflict in Syria ebbs and flows, the chairman said, and rebel groups in the country are concerned that the focus on chemical weapons will detract from the willingness of partners to support them. “But … in terms of direct threats to U.S. interests, I think … that the elimination of the Assad regime’s chemical capability is right at the top of our national interests,” Dempsey added. “If this process bears fruit and achieves its stated purpose, we will be in a better position.”[mappress]Press Release, September 19, 2013 View post tag: Diplomatic View post tag: US View post tag: Syriacenter_img View post tag: Chemical View post tag: through View post tag: Weapons September 19, 2013 View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today US Military Assets Ready Should Diplomatic Track in Syria Fall Through View post tag: Defense View post tag: Navy View post tag: military View post tag: Fall Share this articlelast_img read more

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