Shoup hired as Farm Bureau organization director

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Lindsay Shoup of Orville is the new Ohio Farm Bureau Federation organization director for Ashland, Holmes, Medina and Wayne counties. She succeeds John Fitzpatrick, who recently retired after 18 years in the position.Shoup will work with the counties and Ohio Farm Bureau to develop and implement programs and activities that strengthen their organizations, serve their members and bring about positive change in their communities.Shoup received her bachelor’s degree in animal science from Ohio State University and a master’s in animal science from the University of Illinois. While at Illinois she worked as a research specialist and lab manager. She has participated in OFBF’s Young Ag Professionals program. Shoup is involved with the family swine operation and attends Orrville Christian Church.last_img read more

Florida or Ghana, E-Reading Innovators Face the Same Challenges

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Amazon#E-Books#E-Learning#NYT#web curt hopkins Worldreader, an e-reader nonprofit with a project in Ghana, and Clearwater High School in Florida, who also have an e-reader project, have found they are facing many of the same challenges. The kids each group serves are radically different in income and expectations. But they are quite similar in character. The administrators of both projects have passed out Amazon Kindle e-readers to large groups of students with the intent of piquing interest in reading and providing a library’s worth of access. Among the biggest challenges shared by both? Kids are born hackers. When Susan Moody, the marketing honcho for Worldreader, and John Just, Pinella County School District’s Assistant Superintendent of MIS, compared notes, they found that a substantial minority of e-reader users had replaced their official academic Kindle accounts with personal ones, allowing them to download off-canon literature. Adult-oriented, let’s say. Kindle, you see, does not come with any kind of parental control that can be enforced on the units. Both groups are pulling for such an addition and in the meantime can only keep an eye on whether the kids are using their academic accounts. Aside from the content being inappropriate for younger kids, going off-book so to speak also means the kids don’t have the right texts queued up for their studies. Other similarities in the experiences the two groups have had include conducting weekly conversations with Amazon regarding their needs and experiences and maintaining a close working relationship with publishers. One of the differences is in motivation. If a teacher in Florida doesn’t want to bother with the training or believes the technology is a distraction, it is probably because they already have access to the paper books the texts are from. In Ghana, that is not so. In Ghana, the e-reader program has made the difference not between one type of book or another but books or none. A cool outcome of the initial dialogue between Worldreader and Clearwater is an ongoing conversation that may include a relationship, based on books, between the students in both countries. Read more ReadWriteWeb coverage of e-readersWorldreader and Amazon. Related Posts center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Ultimate Wet Phone Remedy: Meet The Bheestie Bag [Video]

first_imgYou dropped your phone into a puddle. Doom is upon you, right? Perhaps not.Maybe you spilled some water on your phone, or, God forbid, it fell into an open toilet bowl. What to do now, throw it away? Shell out some dollars and buy a new one?A new product, the Bheestie Bag, may offer a better, more economical solution than tossing out a seemingly bricked phone.At around $20 a pop, the Bheestie Bag is much cheaper than buying a whole new phone, and it’s manufacturer claims it to be far more effective than home remedies (like putting your device in a bowl of rice). But does it really work? I was skeptical, so I decided to test it out on my old, discarded BlackBerry. Since I had just bought a new phone, my thinking was if it didn’t work, I wouldn’t really be out a phone. Basically, I had nothing to lose.Here’s how it works: You turn off the device, wipe off any visible moisture, place the phone in the small bag, zip tight, wait for 24 hours and… that’s it. Supposedly, desiccant in the form of water-absorbing beads physically bond with and remove the water in your device. Then your phone is good as new. I filmed a video to document my attempt: 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Let me warn you, that the directions to the Bheestie aren’t so 1-2-3. And I removed my phone’s battery before I soaked it in water. I didn’t have a chance to test it with a soaked battery, so the jury is still out there. Plus, it’s not foolproof. On the back of the Bheestie Bag, a disclaimer reads: “We can’t promise your electronic gear can be saved.”But it worked for me. So check it out, try it and let me know if it works for you. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock. adam popescu Tags:#mobile#phone#review A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more

There are people who consider me a jerk: Salman

first_imgSalman Khan has made Rs 170 crore from Dabangg – he is still counting – Rs 24 crore from Bigg Boss 4, and Rs 15 crore from the three endorsement deals he signed earlier this year. He is the hottest mainstream star in Bollywood at the moment.Salman insists he is more professional in his approach todayClick here to Enlarge And if some people, by his own admission, consider him “a total jerk” he is fine with it, because he knows there are others who “love me to death”. Decoding Salman would, of course, be more complex than just that.He chose to play it vague when asked to define the real Salman. “It depends on the person in front of me. When I have to react, I do so depending on the magnitude of what has happened. I don’t hold a grudge, except maybe for a second. Otherwise, I’m very good in my space,” he says in an interview to India Today.Gen-Now’s Bad Boy superstar insists he is more professional in his approach today. “Earlier, I would do films even when I knew they were bad because of many reasons – I needed to buy a house; some of those movies were being made by friends; or even to atone for a previous film having done badly. Now, I’ve learnt what to do and what not to,” he says.He would also have you believe that he has left his wild days behind and learnt from his mistakes. “A mistake, according to the definition of the word, is something that is not done deliberately. If you learn a lesson, it means you’re still growing. My mistakes have made me stronger and taught me the value of life and relationships,” he says.advertisementSalman says he is a director’s actor. “I obey what the director tells me to do and give it my 150 per cent.” If the focus right now is on the small screen clash – it’s his Bigg Boss 4 versus Amitabh Bachchan’s Kaun Banega Crorepati 4 – Salman takes such comparisons in his stride. “When we launch movies, we space them out because ticket prices are steep. But on TV, you can watch us for free and enjoy all the shows simultaneously. So, where’s the competition? Mr Bachchan has a unique style, which he brought in last year, and now I have mine,” he says.The blockbuster Dabangg is special, but he is pragmatic about its success. “The movie could have gone either way. If it hadn’t worked, people would have said the seventies’ genre doesn’t click anymore,” he says, referring to the retro treatment director Abhinav Kashyap gave to the film.Salman says he doesn’t have a solid plan for the life after movies. “I could paint, farm or raise kids,” he says.So does that mean he is finally mulling marriage? “I’m not ready. Nevertheless, whenever I’ve been in a relationship, I have always wanted to get married. But I would get cold feet. I would panic if I started thinking about it too much,” he admits.Tongue firmly in cheek, he says he has been in a relationship with “all the people you know about”, and adds: “What’s the point in naming them? Everyone is happy, everyone is married.” Everyone? “Well, not Somy (Ali),” he admits. And what about Katrina Kaif? “She is still too young to get married,” he declares boyishly.You sense a bit of Salman will perhaps never grow up. We ask him about all those reports about him being scared of his father, writer Salim Khan. “It’s respect, actually. Even now when he calls on the phone, I stand up. I can’t form two straight sentences in front of him. I still stutter and stammer, I still forget (in front of him). But he’s a chilled-out person. We party and drink together when we are having fun,” he signs off.last_img read more

Punjab refuses reward to CWG medallist

first_imgThe Punjab government’s decision not to reward Commonwealth Games (CWG) gold medallist Gurpreet Singh, saying he belongs to the defence services, has drawn flak.The state government had announced cash rewards of Rs 7 lakh to gold medallists, Rs 5 lakh to silver medallists and Rs 3 lakh to bronze winners.But Havildar Gurpreet Singh, who won two shooting gold medals and a bronze at the CWG, has been left out. Singh belongs to Naushera Pannua village of the state’s Gurdaspur district.After facing flak, the state government is now desperate to come out of the embarrassing situation. H.S. Bains, media advisor to the Punjab government, said the government was taking a re-look at its policy.The discrimination against defence sportspersons in Punjab is in sharp contrast to neighbouring Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, which have taken the lead in honouring their CWG medallists.Haryana has even announced a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh for athletes who have failed to win medals at the CWG. The Himachal Pradesh government has given a cash prize of Rs 35 lakh to its medal winner Subedar Vijay Kumar.last_img read more

10 months agoGladbach table cash bid for West Ham defender Reece Oxford

first_imgGladbach table cash bid for West Ham defender Reece Oxfordby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Monchengladbach have tabled a cash bid to West Ham for Reece Oxford.The England U21 international spent last season on-loan at Gladbach, where he impressed, before choosing to stay with the Hammers this term.However, after a lack of playing chances under manager Manuel Pellegrini, Oxford is now prepared to leave this month.BILD says Gladbach are eager to re-sign Oxford and have tabled a €12m bid for the youngster.Gladbach chief Max Eberl wants to bring back Oxford primarily as a centre-half, where they’re short of options. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

9 months agoLiverpool midfielder Henderson: Salah thrives off critics

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Henderson: Salah thrives off criticsby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJordan Henderson says Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah thrives from his critics.The Egyptian has quietly gone about his business this season after an incredible 2017/18 campaign, having bagged 14 goals from 22 Premier League games.However, Salah has been accused of diving at times this season, but it is something that Henderson believes motivates the nifty attacker.”He will do things that some fans might not see that often but they should enjoy him because he is world class,” the midfielder told UK newspapers.”It was a penalty, a clear penalty. There’s nothing to talk about that.”In terms of Mo, I would think away grounds would be appreciative of what they see. The things he does, I’m sure he is a joy to watch.”If they try to put pressure on him, they will only make him better. It won’t bother him. He’s so strong, I know he is.”The more people are against him, the more he will want to prove them wrong. I’m not worried about that. When he goes to away grounds, people should appreciate him. He will do things that people want to see.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

13 days agoSolskjaer sets himself target to keep Man Utd job

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer sets himself target to keep Man Utd jobby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes a top six finish will see his job safe.The Daily Mail says privately, Solskjaer feels he will have to finish in the top six as a bare minimum this season to keep his job and would need to win a trophy next year.The club are prepared to give the under-fire manager some time given the rebuilding job needed.But significantly the new transfer policy, which began last summer with the acquisitions of Harry Maguire, Aaron wan-Bissaka and Daniel James, is now the blueprint for future windows regardless who is in the hot seat. last_img