49ers’ Fred Warner named NFC defensive player of the month

first_imgFor the second time in as many months, a 49ers defensive stalwart has earned the NFC’s top in-season honor.Linebacker Fred Warner has been named the conference’s defensive player of the month for November, the NFL announced Thursday. He follows rookie defensive end Nick Bosa, who won the award in October.Warner racked up 44 tackles, three sacks and four tackles for loss in four games last month, plus two big forced fumbles. His consistency was remarkable, making at least 10 tackles in each …last_img read more

Ohio Pork Congress highlights

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Exhibitors were overflowing the booth space and attendees crowded the hallways at the 2016 Ohio Pork Congress. Attendees got to hear from Jarred Sutton with the National Pork Board about the work going on at the national level to promote pork.“The production and expansion of our industry is hitting record numbers and we had a pretty good slow down in our international marketing due to the strength of the U.S. dollar and the challenges with the West Coast ports. Exports were up around 27% of our production and had dropped down to 20% or 21%, but it has ticked back up. We are looking for around 25% in 2016 and we’ll continue to build on that. Our focus is on Asia and Latin America. Those are growing economies with a demand for pork,” Sutton said. “Domestically our demand has held strong. Our team has worked really hard to promote the product and make sure our consumers know they have a great quality product as an option for dinner tonight. That is a major priority for us this year because there is a lot of product headed our way.”Addressing concerns about hormones (which are not permitted in pork production) and antibiotic use are high priorities for consumer education.“Everyone seems to be talking about responsible antibiotic use and I have had a lot of conversations about exactly what that means. For the pork industry we have a great story to tell and share with those who are interested,” Sutton said. “There is a big segment of consumers who love pork and love experimenting with pork. We are doing our best to make sure they are less intimidated by our product. Nearly every fast food menu had pulled pork on the menu in the back half of 2015. That helps show consumers there are new ways to use our product.”As always Ohio Pork Council award winners were highlighted at the event as well.Bruce King, Swine Manager of the Year Award (presented by Bill Knapke)The Swine Manager of the Year Award recognizes an individual who excels in the management of a swine operation, is extremely knowledgeable of the pork industry and has demonstrated the ability to make key decisions for their operation. The Ohio Pork Council is proud to recognize this year’s Swine Manager of the Year Award recipient, Bruce King of LucasLike many, King was first introduced to agriculture through spending his summers working on neighboring family farms during high school. Following high school, Bruce enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and left the state. Upon his return to Ohio, he took a manufacturing job, where he remained for 15 years.Looking for a change, King decided to respond to a help wanted ad he found in a local newspaper; this ad led him to Oberholtzer Hog Corporation, a 1,200-head sow unit contracted with Hord Livestock, one of the state’s leading pork producers. Kenny and Janet Stiverson, Ohio Pork Promoter of the Year Award (presented by Matt Reese)The Pork Promoter of the Year Award is given annually to an individual, family, organization or company who excels in promoting pork and the pork industry. For their selfless efforts to reach out and promote pork, the Ohio Pork Council recognized Kenny and Janet Stiverson with the 2015 Ohio Pork Promoter of the Year Award.The Stiversons have been involved with Ohio Pork Council activities for more than 30 years, their most visible effort being serving as managers of the Ohio State Fair pork stands. Each year, at the Ohio State Fair, Kenny cooks more than 3,000 pounds of pork and Janet manages the inside of the stand. Kenny also served on the OPC board for 10 years, including his term as president in the early 90s.Throughout the year, Kenny and Janet cook and serve pork for a variety of occasions and events, including the Pork Chop Golf Outing, the Ohio House and Senate Swearing-In Ceremonies, numerous political and charitable organization fundraisers, their local Farm Credit’s annual customer appreciation dinner, many weddings and graduations, and a well-known tailgate party at each home game of the Ohio State Buckeyes football team. Focused on promoting the product and encouraging proper cooking temperature and preparation, the Stiversons cook and serve more than 9,000 pounds of pork each yearThe Stiversons are very active citizens of Marion County. Kenny worked for 40 years at the Whirlpool Corporation and now serves as a Marion County Commissioner. He also worked in selection and quality for Hord Livestock for four years. Janet worked as assistant treasurer for River Valley Local Schools for more than 30 years. Jerry Happy, Ohio Pork Industry Service Award (presented by Bill Knapke, OPC president)Jerry Happy very much enjoys the opportunity to work with those involved in Ohio’s pork industry, helping to find progressive solutions to issues and build on the success of a thriving industry. Jerry makes himself available as a resource and has worked alongside Dale Ricker with Ohio State University Extension to provide valuable swine ventilation workshops for more than 15 years.Happy served as OPC’s Associate Director for four years and continues to participate in events and remain actively involved in the Demand Enhancement, Pork Congress and Buckeye Bacon Bash committees.Those who know Happy can attest to his ability to have a good time and make everyone else do the same. Often, he uses this talent to promote pork by way of entertaining barbecues and memorable events. Gene Isler, accepted by his wife Karen, Pork Industry Excellence Award (presented by Paul Kalmbach)The late Gene Isler spent the better part of his life contributing to and working to enhance Ohio’s pork industry.For 23 years, Isler served Ohio’s pork industry as a swine Extension specialist and professor for The Ohio State University. During his career with the University, Isler supervised educational programs, managed boar test sales for the Ohio Swine Evaluation Station, taught AI and farrowing workshops, and coordinated the Swine Breeders Roundtable for Ohio hog farms. Isler also served as the secretary and treasurer for the Ohio Pork Improvement Association, and president and secretary of the Ohio Duroc Breeders Association. He also served on the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s swine health committee and the Ohio Pork Council’s research, producer education and swine health committees. On a national level, Isler served as director of the board and president for the American Yorkshire Club, and served on the board of directors for the National Swine Improvement Federation.Isler was a partner in Isler Genetics for 45 years, where the operation consisted of 400 sows producing Durocs, Hampshires, Yorkshires and crossbred seed stock and show pigs. He was also a partner in several additional commercial swine farms.Highly regarded for his ability to evaluate livestock, Isler spent a great deal of time judging hog shows. He judged at county fair across Ohio, and state fairs and major swine shows spanning not only the United States but Japan, Brazil, Argentina and Canada as well.Isler was very supportive of youth, mentoring many 4-H and FFA members with their swine projects. He also served as assistant swine superintendent at the Ohio State Fair.After retiring from The Ohio State University, Isler founded Lean Value Sires, a nationally recognized boar stud supplying commercial and show pig semen across the United States and internationally. Later, he founded another boar stud, Dutch Sires, producing semen for commercial farms across the globe.Isler’s contributions to the swine industry did not go unnoticed. He was recognized as Breeder of the Year, three times, by the National Duroc Swine Registry, and once by the National Swine Improvement Association. In 2015, he was posthumously inducted into the Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame.Gene Isler was an innovative thinker, dedicated to improving the pork industry and the Ohio Pork Council is pleased to honor him with the 2016 Pork Industry Excellence Award.last_img read more

Goat show photo highlights

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Lamancha Taylor Carr, Athens Co. Ava Shroyer, Logan County, with her lightweight champion wether. The judge looks at the line up of lightweight champions. Class winner Kayden Frey, 15, from Wyandot Co., watches the judge. Jacob Yesner, Shelby Co. Two class exhibitors during the middle weight market wether show Middle weight market wether exhibitors Show ready middle weight market wether class exhibitors Market wether middle weight exhibitors Middle weight exhibitor sets his market wether up for the judge The beginning of middle weight classes being judged for market wether show Middle weight exhibitors during market wether show Hayden Smith, 9, Holmes County, with his middle weight market wether Taylor Carr, Athens Co, had the middle weight champion market wether. Lamancha dairy exhibitors Taylor Carr, 18, Athens County, middle weight division market wether showlast_img read more

NPPC looking at more export opportunities

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. pork industry ships more product to the 20 countries covered by free-trade agreements than we do the rest of the world combined. Therefore, expanding export opportunities through trade agreements remains a top priority for U.S. pork producers, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) Director of International Affairs Maria Zieba said today at a Global Business Dialogue event in Washington, D.C.One of NPPC’s most pressing priorities is rapid congressional ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) agreement, securing long-term zero-duty access to two of its largest export markets, Zieba explained. Last year, more than 40% of U.S. pork exported went to Canada and Mexico. USMCA will strengthen the strong economic ties with our North American neighbors and ensure tariff-free trade with the two countries, Zieba explained.Unfortunately, the trade situation with China remains frustrating, Zieba said. The trade dispute with China has cost U.S. pork producers $8 per animal, or $1 billion on an annualized basis.“While recent Chinese media reports have suggested tariff relief for U.S. pork, we need to remove market access uncertainty and gain permanent, competitive access to China,” she said.U.S. pork producers are seeking the elimination of tariff and non-tariff barriers in a variety of other export markets promising significant growth opportunities, said Zieba. For instance, a trade deal with India, the second-most populous nation in the world, would provide a tremendous opportunity for U.S. producers to provide safe, wholesome, and nutritious pork products to consumers in that country.NPPC is also working to expand other export markets as well, including Jamaica, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, South Africa and Brazil.“Pork is one of our country’s most competitive export products and we will continue to fight for the chance to meet the rising global demand for the world’s most popular protein,” Zieba said.last_img read more

How to Create a DIY Rain Machine that Actually Looks Great On-Camera

first_imgThis video was first shared by Tom Antos on his YouTube channel.  Have any other tips for building a DIY Rain Machine? Share in the comments below. Rugged DIY Rain Machine Option: $533/4 PVC pipe: 4 pieces that are 5 feet long – $5 at Home DepotPVC Cement – $7 on AmazonPlummers Tape – $1 on AmazonSprinkler Head extenders 1.5 in x 4 – $5 on AmazonSprinkler heads – $8 on AmazonT Bars for PVC pipe x 4 – $9 on Amazon3/4 in PVC End Cap – $9 on AmazonPVC to garden hose adapter – $9 on AmazonIn addition building the rain machine, this DIY tutorial covers a few topics related to using DIY rain on set including:Various rainfall patternsHow rain looks on cameraAdding lights to rain Learn how to create realistic rain in this awesome DIY video tutorial.If you’ve ever been on a shoot that calls for fake rain you’re likely aware that it can be incredibly tricky to make it believable. While having a P.A. hold their thumb over a garden hose may be a quick fix, it isn’t necessarily the best way to convey realistic rain.The following tutorial by director and cinematographer Tom Antos shows us how to create a realistic rain machine for around $50. The video covers two different methods: a cheap method and a durable method that can easily be taken apart. Both are great options depending on your on-set needs.You’ll need to make a quick trip to the hardware store in order to make these DIY rain machines, but they’re so simple your grandma could do it.Let’s break down the cost…Cheaper DIY Rain Machine Option: $22Sprinkler & Soaker Hose –  10$ on Amazon 3/4 copper clad clamps – $4 on Amazon4 pieces of 1×4 wood board – $8 at Home Depotlast_img read more

4.5-magnitude earthquake hits India-Nepal border

first_imgA 4.5-magnitude earthquake hit the Indo-Nepal border in Uttar Pradesh on Friday afternoon, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said. There were no immediate reports of casualties. The NCS, which works under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, said the quake was reported at 12.45 pm at a depth of 33 km.last_img

PFL-Sportradar deal to ‘clean’ matches

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding PBA chief believes Gilas can get back at Aussies Lazarus hopes the PFL will be able to commercialize the platform through advertising, sponsorships, subscription or pay-per-view opportunities for live matches.On top of the streaming service, Sportradar will provide the PFL integrity services to identify and analyze suspicious activities.“We are particularly encouraged by the PFL’s commitment to keep the league clean,” said Gautam.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Read Next LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST03:06‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexicocenter_img Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving The deal was signed yesterday by Philippine Football Federation (PFF) president Mariano “Nonong” Araneta, PFL chief executive officer Lazarus Xavier, and Sportradar director of business development in Asia Biplav Gautam.Gautam will pave the way for the company to live stream matches through its website and www.pfl.tv.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The past year was a fantastic first year for the PFL, and we believe that 2018 will be the year we take the league to the next level with Sportradar,” said Araneta, also chair of the league’s board.Sportradar will help PFL create its own video and streaming platform using the company’s Over The Top solution. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Philippines Football League (PFL) attracted its first big partner for its second season that kicks off March 3.Sportradar, a global sports data and media company, will serve as official audio-visual and data distributor as well as integrity services partner, which aims to address the threat of match-fixing.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

WhatsApp for Android Will Soon Get a Photo Bundle Feature and Revamped

first_imgAdvertisement In our last reports, Facebook-owned messaging platform; WhatsApp slowly started rolling out the ability to share files of any type. Not for long as we receive new reports that the messaging firm is soon rolling out a new update in the coming few weeks. According to online reports, users on the Android beta community report that one new feature dubbed as media bundling has been added alongside one aesthetic change (a new call screen).As per a report by Android Police, WhatsApp beta for Android users are reporting seeing a change in the way photo bundles will be shown to the sender and recipient. WhatsApp users can now send a bunch of photos to their friends, who will receive them bundled as an album. The feature was rolled out to iPhone holders earlier this month, and refines the sharing of multiple photos on the platform. One the album is opened, all images are shown on a single page. – Advertisement – One other feature that has been spotted, comes to the WhatsApp call screen where users swipe up instead of sideways when receiving a call.last_img read more