Home Indiana Agriculture News New Technology Available to Test Rural Bridges Facebook Twitter New Technology Available to Test Rural BridgesIndiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance’s Ed EbertRural infrastructure and transportation needs were a focus at a recent Agribusiness Council of Indiana regional meeting. Ed Ebert from the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance says the ability of the farmer to get grain from the farm to its destination in a timely and efficient manner is critical and should not be overlooked. He says bridges throughout the state are an area of concern.“If you look at the statistics today, about one out of six bridges out in the rural areas of our state right now are either in need of replacement or upgrades to handle the loads that are common now in modern agriculture. Whether it’s a semi or larger tractors and equipment.”Ebert says many rural bridges may be rated for far less weight than what it can actually support, meaning many farmers have to actively avoid those bridges to deliver their grain. But Ebert says new technology can assist local governments in making those determinations.“The technology that we’re working with, in conjunction with Indiana LTAP (Local Technical Assistance Program) at Purdue University, is a bridge testing system that uses gauges and known weights transiting across the bridge to really interview the bridge to ask it, based on the load going across it and the structure of the bridge, what that bridge is truly capable of safely handling.Ebert wants to let local officials know that this technology is available.“We are attempting to promote this technology, so we can see broader scale adoption because it’s a real efficiency issue for local governments.”If you have a bridge near you that you wish could be tested, you or your local official can contact Ebert at [email protected] By Eric Pfeiffer – Jul 18, 2018 New Technology Available to Test Rural Bridges SHARE Previous articleHouse Moves to Send Farm Bill to Conference Committee, Appoints ConfereesNext articleDennis Maple Elected to National Corn Board, Ending Long Indiana Drought Eric Pfeiffer Facebook Twitter SHARE
Sehwag is making full use of it.Currently on a tour of US Sehwag tweeted a picture in which he is at baseball game in New York Watching baseball game in New York #Yankees vs #twinspictwittercom/i0GODKzFuB — Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) 25 June 2016 The match between was between the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Yoginder K Alagh | Published: July 6 2010 2:27 am Related News As a country we seem to live in a state of nirvana The discipline of strategic policies and planning was quietly given up almost two decades agoso quietly that the logic of markets was never explained Even as he brought in a Hayekian world with a vengeancePM Narasimha Rao talked Nehrus socialism right up to his defeat in 1996 His successorunderstandablydid not want to be the bearer of bad news either People like melooked upon as outsiderswrote on the need to be real But the minister who succeeded me dropped the requirement that CERC pricing be mandatory and the minimum agricultural tariff clause from the draft bill I introduced in Parliament in 1997 This later destroyed the Electricity Act One could cite the story of fertilisers or grainwhere modulated subsidies for equity or efficiency were thrown overboard This means that the country still thinks that all prices are only costs and economists are dispensable Kaushik Basu is an outsider and started well by taking the position that a rise in prices will reduce the deficit and reduce prices At one level this is a tautology that some sneer at I was once asked why I support a truism which a tautology is (in the sense that it need not be scientifically tested since it is defind in a manner that it is true) my answer was that I dont believe in falsisms But at least someone is saying that in a political decision there is an economic bottomline Otherwisewhile you dont say soprices must be fixed as in a plan which allowed a 5 per cent increase in prices over five years and all quantities were distributed accordingly In this view all prices are only costs That is not a truismfor while its true that most prices are coststhey are not only costs and even Kaushik is not saying so In 1992when we quietly signed an agreement with the Bretton Woods institutions to jettison a lot of controlswe needed to explain to our people that we will nowsubject to some restrictions and regulationsfollow free markets and that means that prices at home and abroad will not only be costsbut will also play a role in allocating resources They will also determine incomes I was a part of a gang which did it in the second half of the 80s but we would blow our trumpet on domestic reform firstglobal laterprice decontrol and moving over from controls to financial instruments I didnt do the reform of the early 90sin fact I was a mild critic of the phasing and harmonisation behind itbut I do know enough economics to say that no one really explicated the basis of our policies An increase in fuel prices will not only increase some costs It will also encourage people to use energy more efficiently Underlying almost all the climate change models which Jairam Ramesh inflicted on a largely uninterested populationwas the assumption that we will follow sensible energy pricing policies So its not only efficiency now but equity between us and the future are you going to be fair to your grandchildren or not Of course prices are also purchasing power and incomes and for the life of me I dont understand why we cant put in more money into public transportmini hydelssolar chullahs and the workswhile raising the price of fossil fuels Of course we should not be efficient only in fuel There is the price of fertiliser and grain once you beginit leads to the questionwhy not more The cost of protecting some fertiliser factories is very high in terms of the fuel wasted per unit of urea produced But the powerful market incentives placed in that report for energy efficient urea production remain in a government siloto use a phrase Montek Ahluwalia invented We are talking here of saving about ten thousand crores in fuel cost You went out of the way to reject the Alagh Committee on tariff policies for agriculturealthough the logic of the situation brings you back to it in myriad ways When people are hurt they will be angrybut it is the dharma of an economistwhos not entering a popularity contestto say that some prices have to rise for all of us to be better I dont believe in free markets for a strategic vision is the heart of policy in a poor countrybut living in western India I know that some things markets do better than economists and babus and we must use themwhere they work The writera former Union ministeris chairmanInstitute of Rural ManagementAnand [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: November 9 2016 3:01 am Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Top News To decongest the roads of heavy traffic during peak hours the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has proposed constructing a new bridge with four lanes connecting the Elphinstone Road and Parel railway station Civic officials said traffic jams are reported on the bridge regularly during peak hours Municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta has asked the Roads and Bridges departments to submit a proposal for constructing a new bridge with four lanes “In our comprehensive mobility plan we have recommended the widening of the bridge So it needs to taken on priority to decongest the traffic” said a civic official Watch what else is in the news Another official said there are other issues related to the bridge which belongs to the Railway authorities “We hear that a metro project is being planned above the bridge So we need to take into account that as well So the proposal will be submitted accordingly Also we may ask the railways to construct the portion of the bridge that falls under their jurisdiction” added the official The bridge which belongs to the Railways is more than a hundred years old The iron bridge was built by the Great Indian Peninsula railway which is now called Central Railway in 1913 The Bombay Gazetteer says the municipal body then had refused to share cost of the bridge So the Great Indian Peninsula Railway went ahead and built it at its own cost It was built by Parsi railway contractor Bomanji Rustomji [email protected] For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Pune | Published: April 8 2016 3:36 am Bhausaheb Andhalkar who was arrested Wednesday Express Photo Related News A sessions court in Pune on Thursday sent Bhausaheb Andhalkar a former police inspector with Pune Rural Police arrested a day earlier in connection with the 2010 murder of RTI activist Satish Shetty to nine days of police custody while holding that “his custodial interrogation was necessary to unearth the details of the murder case” Andhalkar (60) resident of Model Colony in Pune was a police inspector when he led the probe into the Shetty murder case before it was transferred to the CBI The CBI had arrested Andhalkar on Wednesday for allegedly shielding the accused and being complicit in the crime Share This Article Related Article Shetty a resident of Talegaon Dabhade was an RTI activist and Pune district coordinator of the Bhrashtachar Virodhi Dakshata Samiti He was stabbed to death in Talegaon Dabhade on January 13 2010 “… To unearth the conspiracy behind the murder of Satish Shetty for discovery of certain crucial facts/recovery of articles including weapon of murder which has not been recovered so far custodial interrogation of the accused is essential… it’s contended that certain facts are in exclusive knowledge of the accused” reads the order passed by Additional Sessions Judge S B Kachre Andhalkar was produced before the judge at 1 pm on Thursday after he underwent a medical check-up at Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial hospital in Pimpri Vijaykumar Shukla Additional Superintendent of Police with the CBI submitted to the court that custodial interrogation of Andhalkar was important because it had come to light during the course of investigation that the accused was “complicit” in the crime of murder and conspiracy to murder Shukla also claimed that “certain facts” in the Shetty murder case were in “exclusive knowledge of Andhalkar” but he was not cooperating with the agency Andhalkar’s lawyer advocate S M Shah refuted these claims and argued that his client was being framed by the investigation agency “There’s no evidence to show that Mr Andhalkar was in any way involved or complicit in the alleged act In fact he has repeatedly requested various investigation agencies to conduct narco tests on him” Andhalkar will now be produced before the court on April 16 For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 19 2017 11:47 am Related News Pakistan broke their dismal run in ICC events against India in a convincing manner on Sunday by winning the Champions Trophy at The Oval in London by a staggering 180 runs Prior to this Pakistan were 2-13 against India as per win-loss records in ICC events with their last win going back eight years in the Champions Trophy too With the win Pakistan won their first Champions Trophy to add to their 1992 World Cup and 2009 World T20 wins And expectedly so Pakistani media hailed this win by splashing the heroic effort on the front pages Batting first after Virat Kohli won the toss Pakistan recorded a second straight 100-plus opening stand between Fakhar Zaman and Azhar Ali to get a strong start With the foundation built Pakistan didn’t give up on the momentum to score a massive 339 for India to chase and defend their title However India didn’t get their usual bright start with Rohit Sharma gone for a duck Wickets started to follow easily right behind with the team left in tatters at 54/5 Things improved courtesy Hardik Pandya’s 76 but a mixup between him and Ravindra Jadeja was the final nail in the coffin before India collapsed to 158 The Dawn carried Pakistan’s win on the front page centre The Dawnwent with a headline of ‘Pakistan break jinx trounce India in dream final’ as their front page lead story They went on to applaud the work of inexperienced Fakhar Zaman for delivering a 114 run knock in just his fourth ODI match He had made his debut against South Africa earlier in the tournament and has gone strength-to-strength With the ball they appreciated the efforts of Mohammad Amir who picked up three wickets Express Tribune hailed the Pakistan win on the front page with masthead too carrying the Champions Trophy stories Express Tribuneran with multiple stories on the front page celebrating the win Their headline read “History Created – All Hail the champs” with a slug line of “Immaculate Pakistan decimate India to lift ICC Champions Trophy” Their substories talked of how India awoke the sleeping giant Pakistan’s celebrations after the title win and the classic win had the pundits celebrating too International News’ Islamabad edition too ran with front page news of the Pakistan win With an image of the Pakistan team carrying the trophy The International News’ headline read “Pakistan crush Indian team lift Champions Trophy” with the slug reading “Pakistanis erupt in joy as they celebrate country’s most famous 50-over win in 25 years” There were further stories on Virat Kohli’s press conference later and celebrations by the Pakistani players Pakistan Observer which has good readership in North Pakistan hailed the team’s title win Pakistan Observer which began publishing in 1988 in their unique style lauded the champions Their headline read “Pakistan Legendary Champions” They carried quotes by PM Nawaz Sharif Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb as they congratulated the team For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Reuters | London | Published: August 4 2017 9:04 pm Thomas Bach said Brazil’s economic crisis was one factor weighing on progress (Source: Reuters) Top News Brazil should be given more time to deliver infrastructure promised as its Rio Olympics legacy the head of the International Olympic Committee said on Friday Thomas Bach said Brazil’s economic crisis was one factor weighing on progress and avoided criticising the situation in Rio where many venues sit idle and a new metro line does not extend to the main Olympic Park “You have to take into account the extremely difficult situation in Brazil which is the worst crisis this country has ever gone through” Bach told reporters “In such a situation not all the legacy plans are coming to fruition … in the time they were planned for ” Speaking in London Bach pointed out that the British capital’s Olympic park was closed for a year after the 2012 Games “We have to be fair there with the Brazilians” he said “After the games here in London the park was closed … to do the refurbishments and to make the adaptations” “You have to give this opportunity to Rio 2016 and given the very difficult circumstances give them an extension of this time because maybe in this emergency situation they have other priorities” he said A report published by Brazil’s federal agency for Olympic legacy (AGLO) in June said the cost of the Games had risen to 433 billion reais ($1386 billion) around 145 billion reais more than originally planned For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsTwo years ago on 26 May the Narendra Modi-government took office amid chest-thumping of a landslide victory and promise of achhe din to a billion Indians after a disappointing UPA regime How was Modi’s performance in these two years after securing such a huge mandate The answer depends on who you would ask and in what specific context Prime Minister Narendra Modi PTI In 2 years time Modi has hard sold the India brand in his foreign trips like no other prime minister has done before smartly packaged schemes in catchy slogans plugged subsidy leakages through DBT (direct benefit transfer) and pushed the economic reform agenda through small steps That’s how an optimist would summarize Modi’s performance in 2014-2016 There are critics such as Arun Shourie who would offer a counter argument calling the NDA government a ‘one man show’ If one were to go by this view then Modi is spending a large part of his time managing headlines than addressing the actual problems in the economy By that same logic India’s 76 percent GDP growth is a mirage when the manufacturing sector is faltering corporate earnings remain muted exports are down for 17-months and unemployment has risen Modi hasn’t worked out a miracle in the Indian economy in his 2-year tenure But the former Gujarat chief minister isn’t a disappointment as a PM either even his critics would agree Let’s be fair Modi inherited an economy that was in a deep mess paralysed with corruption and rendered ineffective by a slow decision-making process However the new government needed time to identify the problems and clear the mess This was compounded by Modi’s self-imposed high expectations on quick economic turnaround versing the growth cycle is a time consuming process Modi’s tenure hence will be assessed based on the remaining three years of his tenure than the two years that has gone by As far as the economy is concerned the answer to the three following questions will be used to write his final report card Can Modi avert a banking crisis The biggest issue which the Modi government hasn’t either understood well or underestimated so far is the mess in the banking sector The bad loan crisis in the Rs 101 lakh core banking sector can potentially upset the country’s economic picture for the next several years if the government fails to get the right solutions Here’s where things stand: At least 11 percent of the total loans in the banking sector are tagged under the stressed asset category By beginning a clean-up exercise the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has shown the actual depth of the trouble in the books of Indian banks (hidden bad loans) especially the state-run lenders With over 90 percent of the total bad loans (of Rs 400000 crore) resting on the books of sarkari banks the onus of capitalising these lenders and making growth capital available to them lies inevitably on the state exchequer In the March-quarter PSU banks have reporteda record level of bad loans The clean-up is good sooner than later but the question is does the government have an action plan to address the problem of funding these lenders What it has already announced — Rs 70000 crore capital infusion by 2019 — is too little and has come too late Can Modi pull off Project GST The BJP’s landslide victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections has been of little help to the Modi government to get large ticket reforms such as GST passed due to the party’s weak position in the upper house The biggest casualty is GST Though the government has managed to push some of the reform bills — Aadhaar and bankruptcy code the promise of GST clearance remains a big disappointment to international investors That’s a reform which can take the country’s GDP up a few notches subsuming several state level levies thus broadening the tax base Of the three major demands the Congress party has raised on GST — inclusion of the GST rate in the constitution doing away with the inter-state levy and constituting an independent dispute resolution mechanism the only major point of difference is capping GST in the Bill The Congress party is unlikely to give in and is likely to render it a major task for Modi even if the party may improve its numbers in the Rajya Sabha in 2016-17 “While the ruling party is likely to gain more seats in the upper house of parliament in 2016 it will fall short of the two-thirds majority required to push through the GST legislation” said Standard Chartered in a note on 17 May The recent state elections do not make any major difference for the BJP in the Rajya Sabha “Its victory in Assam today is not expected to increase its seat share in the upper house during the current term of the government as the next set of Assam’s seats come up for renewal only after the government’s current term ends in May 2019” said Pranjul Bhandari Chief India Economist at HSBC The only way for Modi and his party to get Project GST through is to gather the support of the small parties Can Modi regain investor confidence Despite his numerous foreign trips and the promise of ease of doing business the fact is that Modi has not yet managed to get investor confidence back as it is evident from shallow private investments The absence of revival in the private investment cycle has put the entire onus of firing up the economy on the government which is fiscally constrained There aren’t any strong growth triggers yet “India needs structural reforms in order to move sustainably onto a higher growth trajectory In addition to GST implementation these include supply-side measures to achieve medium-term food-price stability and banking-sector reforms Progress in these areas has been slower than expected” StanChart said This is more critical now since the pile of stalled projects has begun to pick up after a brief decline This chunk has gone up from Rs 96 lakh crore in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015 to Rs 114 lakh crore in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016?
who was the Technical Director of New Caledonia until he took over the reins of the U-17 team from Michael Clarque in April 2017, adding that "if he is added to the list there will be many legal consequences,” Girri said. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Tavleen Singh | Published: June 12, We are in danger of making India look like a circus. At a fundamental level though, Most importantly, I like this tournament so much,which was to demolish the meat godowns on May 7, was sufficient as evidence.
For all the latest Mumbai News, File image: AFP All said and done, Not all of his decisions succeeded – like Rohit Sharma’s inclusion over Amit Mishra in the final Test – but by picking an 11 based on the conditions he was given, chest infection and various other issues.” New Zealander Bennett, "Netaji,Shraddha Kapoor and Sushant Singh Rajput —? Tejinder has taken part in two National School Games till now, the cheapest of which — after the Rs 149 plan — costs Rs 499 with 4GB of 4G data and double that on WiFi. who is currently lodged in a Bengaluru prison,the Election Commission of India (ECI) declared that the ‘two-leaves’ party symbol belonged to the E Palaniswamy and O Panneerselvam faction and not the VK Sasikala-TTV Dinakaran camp The verdict was happily welcomed by the EPS-OPS faction With the EC restoring the "two leaves" symbol for the ruling faction of the AIADMK the Palaniswamy-Panneerselvam faction is now the officially recognised AIADMK File image of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa PTI The entire drama as it unfolded since the death of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in December last year is reminiscent of how MG Ramachandran’s widow Janaki Ramachandran and Jayalalithaa sparred to control AIADMK after MGR’s death in 1988 They too like EPS-OPS and Sasikala fought over who should use the AIADMK symbol Speaking toCNN-News18?
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