Homebound farmer shot to death

first_imgToting was on his way home when thesuspects peppered him with bullets around 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday. Renante Toting of Barangay Improgo, Saradied of multiple gunshot wounds on the body, police said. Officers of the Sara police station haveyet to identify the suspects and the motive in the incident./PN He was rushed to the Sara DistrictHospital but the attending physician declared him “dead on arrival.” ILOILO City – A 45-year-old farmer wasshot to death by two unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen in Barangay Albayog,Sara, Iloilo.last_img read more

Anti-doping group urges Sky to suspend Froome

first_imgChris FroomeParis, France | AFP | The movement for clean cycling MPCC implored Team Sky on Monday to suspend Tour de France winner Chris Froome over his adverse doping test.Last week Froome and Sky revealed the 32-year-old had tested for elevated levels of the asthma medication salbutamol during the Vuelta a Espana, which he won for the first time, in September.Although salbutamol is permitted in certain doses, Froome gave a urine reading of twice the allowed limit.However, as the medication can be taken legally, four-time Tour winner Froome was not suspended by cycling’s governing body the UCI but merely asked to explain the elevated reading.Sky are not one of the 43 World Tour and Continental Pro teams (the top two levels in cycling) signed up voluntarily to the MPCC.According to MPCC rules, signatory teams must immediately suspend a rider who has returned a positive doping test. “These measures imposed on MPCC member teams were taken in the obvious aim of transparency for the benefit of everyone in cycling,” said the MPCC.“That’s why the MPCC and its board of directors ask Team Sky, without prejudice to the final decision, to suspend their rider until the end of the procedure.“That would allow the rider and his team to proceed with their defence in tranquility and avoid tensions with many team principles and riders.”As Sky are not MPCC members, they have no obligation to follow such a request.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Milk production of Ohio dairy herds

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It is always important to monitor the yield of milk and the composition of milk, especially for the individual farmer, because the income of the dairy farm depends on this source of revenue. The yields of protein and fat are the primary determinants of the price received by farmers. The proportions of fat and protein are useful in monitoring cow health and feeding practices within a farm. The income over feed costs (IOFC) and feed costs per hundred of milk are important monitors of costs of milk production. The average production of milk, fat, and protein by breed for Ohio dairy herds in 2014 using the Dairy Herd Improvement (DHI;http://www.dhiohio.com) program are provided in Table 1. Not all herds on DHI are included in the table below because of the different testing options offered by DHI, some herds opt for no release of records, lack of sufficient number of test dates, and given that some of the herds consist of other breeds than the ones shown. In comparison, the average of milk yield for all cows (270,000) in Ohio for 2014 was 20,178 lb milk and 775 lb milk fat (3.84%).Table 1. Number of herds, milk yield, milk fat, and milk protein by breed for Ohio herds on DHI during 2014.BreedNumber of HerdsMilk (lb/lactation)Milk fat (%)Milk protein (%)Ayrshire1017,2463.843.24Brown Swiss1820,4404.303.44Guernsey617,3124.803.74Holstein31524,5523.713.09Jersey6417,1714.963.71Mixed3419,6664.133.36last_img read more

Parental Deployment and Children’s Health

first_imgBy Caitlin Hunter and Heidi Radunovich, PhDCreative Commons Licensing [Flickr, HMS Endurance returns to Portsmouth after long deployment, June 1, 2007] retrieved on September 8, 2015For children in the military, reunification with a deployed parent can be a joyous time. However, for military families, the stress of deployment is not confined to the parents. The stress of deployment can affect both the physical and mental health of the child. Similar stresses post-deployment, such as combat-related injuries, simply add to the stress military children might have. But how much of an effect does returning from war have on the frequency children need to access physical and mental health services?A study by Hisle-Gorman and colleagues (2015) examined how parental military deployment, as well as the presence of combat related injuries, impacted children’s need for health care services after parent’s return from deployment [2]. Specifically, the focus was on mental health visits, visits pertaining to injury (not relating to child maltreatment), and visits relating to child maltreatment. Children of deployed parents were much more likely to require visits to healthcare professionals for mental health, physical injuries, and child maltreatment after their deployed parent returned than did children whose parents did not deploy. For children of deployed parents, the likelihood of requiring such visits in all three categories was significantly higher if the parent returned with a combat-related injury. Child maltreatment visits were even higher when returning parents had sustained multiple injuries. This might be because the increased level of caretaking required for the parent might result in less attention being focused on the child, or greater stress for family members. Interestingly, parental injuries were not associated with child mental health visits or non-maltreatment related visits. This might mean that the overall resiliency a family must have to deal with combat-related injuries might be a significant protective factor for the general and mental health of the child. Previous research suggested that children have a greater need for health care services while a parent is deployed. However, this research suggests any problems which might be present during deployment might only be made worse post-deployment if proper preventative, proactive care was not in place. While this study highlights real issues faced by military children, it also found that children are receiving the post-deployment services they need. As military children receive almost half of their health care in off-base civilian facilities [1], it is important that all physical and mental health care professionals understand deployment-related issues and how they can affect the children they treat.References[1] Gorman, G. H., Eide, M., & Hisle-Gorman, E. (2010). Wartime military deployment and increased pediatric mental and behavioral health complaints. Pediatrics, 126(6), 1058- 1066.[2] Hisle-Gorman, E., Harrington, D., Nylund, C. M., Tercyak, K. P., Anthony, B. J., & Gorman, G. H. (2015). Impact of parents’ wartime military deployment and injury on young children’s safety and mental health. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 54(4), 294-301.This post was written by Caitlin Hunter  & Heidi Radunovich, PhD, members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

India beat Maldives 3-0 in Nehru Cup tournament

first_imgSkipper Sunil Chhetri led by example scoring twice while Syed Rahim Nabi found the target once, as India posted a convincing 3-0 win over Maldives for their second victory in the Nehru Cup football tournament, in New Delhi on Saturday.Chhetri struck at the stroke of half time (45+2) before striking again on the 70th with a diving header, while Nabi found the target in between when he scored in the 53rd minute at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, which recorded a decent turnout.Chhetri found the net after Mohamed Sifan was called for handling the ball that was delivered by Nabi from the left.The prolific striker converted from the spot without any difficulty, for his second goal in the ongoing edition of the tournament.Nabi doubled the lead when he headed in a Clifford Miranda corner to put the hosts in the driver’s seat and, on course for a third title on the trot after triumphs in 2007 and 2009 at the Ambedkar stadium, and second here after the SAFF Cup win in December.India’s show of dominance did not end there as Chhetri headed in a Frances Fernandes cross to make it 3-0.Despite being coached by a Dutchman, to say Indian football and total football in same breath is a bit more than odd.The Indians, though, gave enough indications that the team was headed in the right direction.Adaptability has been the buzzword in recent times, and the likes of Syed Rahim Nabi, Sanju Pradhan and Chhetri were at the forefront when it came to showing the world that this Indian team is fast employing the new style of play designed by Koevermans.advertisementIf Nabi, as he always has been, industrious on the left, Pradhan, playing in only his second international match, gave glimpses of what he is capable of.last_img read more


first_imgBJP Spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi demandedBJP Spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi demanded disqualification of the 21 AAP MLAs, saying it is an “open and shut” case and called Kejriwal “newage Tughlaq” who has “cheated” people.”The Election Commission (while recommending Jaya Bachchans disqualification) from the Rajya Sabha opined that any post, even if held in an advisory capacity, was an office of profit.”This is an open and shut case. The EC must take a final call on the disqualification issue at the earliest. The appointment of 21 Parliament Secretaries is illegal as the prescribed limit for such an appointment in Delhi is only one,” she said.Congress spokesman P L Punia wanted Kejriwal to resign taking moral responsibility over the whole issue.Defending the decision, Kejriwal said they are not being paid any additional perks and that they were tasked to look after power supply, water supply, functioning of hospitals and schools.”We have given additional responsibilities to our MLAs. They are working for free. Our notification says they are not entitled to any remuneration, perks, facilities or services from the government,” Kejriwal told reporters.The Chief Minister said if the MLAs are working for free, then what is “troubling” the Prime Minister.”If they are disqualified and made to sit at home, what will they (Centre) get from this. Modiji hasnt been able to digest defeat in Delhi and that is why they are doing all this to not let us work,” he added.Sources said Delhi Government may seek legal opinion on the entire issue.advertisementPatra said the issue of disqualification of 21 MLAs lies before the President and the Election Commission.He said that as per the existing law formulated in 2006, Delhi is entitled to have one parliamentary secretary and Kejriwal should have ensured its amendment before appointing 21 MLAs as parliamentary secretaries. PTI KR SAP MPB VMNlast_img read more

10 months agoWolves boss Nuno: Keeping Mitrovic quiet key to defeating Fulham

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves boss Nuno: Keeping Mitrovic quiet key to defeating Fulhamby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno says keeping Aleksandar Mitrovic quiet is key to defeating Fulham.Nuno knows that stopping the 24-year-old, who has netted 13 times for club and country this season, will be key to Wolves’ hopes on Boxing Day.“Last season in that moment he was a player who really helped them to get promoted,” Nuno said. “Their performance was fantastic and he is a very good player. I think he is one of the strikers who plays better with his back against the goal and we have to work on that.”Last season he created a lot of problems, especially because he was man to man with our last reference of defence. We have to balance better.” last_img read more

11 days agoWolves captain Coady: Strange playing against Liverpool

first_imgWolves captain Coady: Strange playing against Liverpoolby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves captain Conor Coady admits it still feels strange playing against Liverpool.The centre-back spent 15 years at Anfield before joining Huddersfield Town in 2015.”It’s a weird feeling, when I play against them I want to win more than ever. I don’t know why that is. I just do,” said Coady.Asked about the Reds’ chances this season, Coady added: “I know it’s early doors, but I think with Liverpool this year they don’t seem to be panicking.”People are talking about them conceding and not keeping clean sheets but when they do they think it’s okay cause we can score another. City seemed like that last year.”With Liverpool, they missed out on the Champions League the year before and then they kick on again because the manager is that good.”I don’t want to speak too soon but they look to be going [up] again which is so good to see for them.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Former FSU RB Says It’s “Dumb Sh*t” For Jimbo Fisher To Start Jacques Patrick Over Mario Pender

first_imgFormer Florida State running back Karlos Williams is upset – and a little misinformed. Saturday afternoon, Williams, who is clearly watching his alma mater take on Syracuse, tweeted out his displeasure with head coach Jimbo Fisher for starting freshman Jacques Patrick over junior Mario Pender at running back in place of injured star Dalvin Cook. The only problem? Pender is out for the contest, still recovering from a collapsed lung he suffered back in September.Screen Shot 2015-10-31 at 12.17.23 PM Williams later realized his mistake.Pender ain’t dressed. Wtf— Karlos Williams Sr (@Karlos_29_SR) October 31, 2015 Pender did return to practice this week, for what it’s worth. But he’s been listed as out since Thursday.Fisher also said that Terrance Smith, Mario Pender, Marcus Lewis, Derrick Kelly will be out for Syracuse. Ryan Hoefeld is questionable.— Curt Weiler (@CurtMWeiler) October 29, 2015Another reminder to never tweet.last_img read more

Videos: Jay Williams Won’t Wear UNC Gear, Unveils Cam Newton Jersey To Pick Tar Heels Over Notre Dame

first_imgClose-up view of Brice Johnson's jersey.CHAPEL HILL, NC – JANUARY 05: Players of the North Carolina Tar Heels wear a patch on their jersey to remember ESPN anchor, Stuart Scott, who recently passed away from cancer and was an alumni of the University of North Carolina before their game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Dean Smith Center on January 5, 2015 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The basketball edition of College GameDay is attempting to make Jay Williams its version of Lee Corso. This season, Jay has been making his pick for the games the crew travels to by unveiling a jersey from under his suit at the end of the broadcast. Today, GameDay went to South Bend for Notre Dame vs. No. 2/1 North Carolina. Williams, a former Duke point guard, wouldn’t go so far as to pick the Irish to make the upset, but he also refuses to wear UNC gear, so he called a bit of an audible for his jersey choice.North Carolina is embracing the pick anyway.Apparently, @RealJayWilliams got the #OneCarolina memo.#GoHeelsGoPanthers #KeepPounding pic.twitter.com/ZEGjZmo52x— UNC Tar Heels (@GoHeels) February 6, 2016That seems like a fair compromise.last_img read more