McKinney Approved by Full Senate

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter McKinney Approved by Full Senate Ted McKinneyAfter months of waiting, Ted McKinney, Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, can finally assume his new position as the U.S. Agriculture Department’s first Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs. Steve Censky was also confirmed to become Deputy Agriculture Secretary The nominations were approved on voice vote Tuesday evening, one day after the Senate Agriculture Committee approved the nominees. They will be the first Senate-confirmed executives at USDA since Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue took office in April. McKinney, who was appointed Indiana Agriculture Director by then-Gov. Mike Pence, spent 19 years with Dow AgroSciences and 14 years with Elanco, a subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Co. Censky has been the longtime CEO of the American Soybean Association.Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said, in a statement, that the two men will “provide the steady leadership we need at USDA.” “Steve Censky will help us be responsive to producers reeling from the effects of multiple hurricanes and also offer prudent counsel as Congress continues work on the 2018 Farm Bill,” Perdue said. “Ted McKinney will take charge of the newly-created mission area focused on trade, and wake up every morning seeking to sell more American agricultural products in foreign markets.” David Schemm, president of the National Association of Wheat Growers, said Censky and McKinney have strong backgrounds in agriculture that “make them ideal candidates for their positions.”The Agriculture Committee is holding a hearing Thursday for two additional nominees: Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey, Trump’s pick to be Undersecretary for Farm and Conservation Programs; and Nebraska Agriculture Director Greg Ibach for Undersecretary of Marketing and Regulatory Programs. Home Indiana Agriculture News McKinney Approved by Full Senate By Gary Truitt – Oct 3, 2017 Previous articleEast Central Indiana Corn Benefiting from Extended Grain Fill PeriodNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for October 4, 2017 Gary Truittlast_img read more

USC’s Trojan Affiliates ‘Get Crafty’ with Hillsides Children’s Charity

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Ultimatums Are Unhealthy For RelationshipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Signs That Your Ex May Still Want You BackHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Community News Rosanne Berlen, Pasadena, Chair, Brianna Berlen, Pasadena, Co-Chair, Stephanie Lopez, Hillsides, Susie Rhodes, PasadenaOn Saturday, March 14, the Trojan Affiliates, a University of Southern California alumnae organization, will hold an art supply drive from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. for Hillsides, a premier provider of child welfare services serving children in foster care in Los Angeles County. The organization is asking community members to drop off art supplies during these hours to Hillsides main campus located at 940 Avenue 64, Pasadena. Volunteers will be on hand to collect the supplies. Or, if people cannot drop off supplies on March 14, they can deliver them to Hillsides administrative office any time Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 p.m.The supplies needed include canvases (various sizes), paint brushes, acrylic paints, sketchbooks, color sharpies, “perler” beads, artist’s pencils, easels, Play-Doh, different colored Sculpey modeling clay, jewelry-making kits, stickers, gel pens, chalk pastels, stencils, and tissue paper. The art supplies will be used by the children who live at Hillsides residential treatment program.The Trojan Affiliates will also make canvas art with the children from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and offer the children refreshments.The event, “Let’s Get Crafty with Hillsides,” is part of USC’s fourth annual Alumni Day of SCervice, an international effort that gives the University’s alumni and friends opportunities to participate in local service projects within their respective communities. This is the second year in a row that the Trojan Affiliates have decided to give back to Hillsides.“We are very thankful for the Trojan Affiliates for once again selecting Hillsides as its Day of SCervice volunteer project,” said Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa. “Art is a powerful emotional release for the children who live at Hillsides, most of whom have experienced severe trauma. Through creative projects, children learn to express themselves and gain a sense of self-confidence and accomplishment.”The Trojan Affiliates is a women’s alumni organization based in the San Gabriel Valley dedicated to developing fundraising projects to provide scholarships for deserving USC students and contributing to the advancement of education.For more information about the event, please contact Laura Kelso, Hillsides director of community resources, at [email protected] or (323) 254-2274, ext. 1251. Uncategorized USC’s Trojan Affiliates ‘Get Crafty’ with Hillsides Children’s Charity Day of ‘SCervice’ Combines Arts & Crafts with an Art Drive on Pasadena Campus From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | 2:11 pm Top of the News Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community Newslast_img read more

The feeding of sledge dogs on Antarctic expeditions

first_img1. The diets of sledge dogs at a British Antarctic sledging base were studied both at base and during sledge journeys, and samples of the diets and the relevant faeces were analysed. Changes in weight were related to calorie intakes. 2. The calorific requirements of sledge dogs were found to vary considerably from dog to dog and depended on the activity in which the dogs were involved. Whereas 2500 kcal/dog daily were just sufficient to maintain the body-weight of a completely idle dog, 5000 kcal/dog were insufficient to maintain the body-weight of a dog pulling a heavy sledge over long distances. 3. Seal meat was found to be the most beneficial and most satisfactorily absorbed diet. The artificial diets, pemmican and Nutrican, were adequate to maintain body-weight if sufficient supplies were available to give dogs as much as twice the routine ration, but were uneconomical in that large quantities of nutrients were passed in the faeces.last_img read more

Bourbon & Beyond Announces 2019 Lineup: Robert Plant, Foo Fighters, Trey Anastasio Band, More

first_imgOn Tuesday morning, Bourbon & Beyond announced the impressive lineup for their 2019 event, set to take place at the Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center in Louisville, KY from September 20th–22nd. The 2019 edition of Bourbon & Beyond has also expanded from two days to three days—perhaps as a consolation for the festival’s rained-out second day in 2018.On Friday, September 20th, the whiskey, food, and music festival will feature performances by Foo Fighters, John Fogerty, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Flaming Lips, +LIVE+, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Greensky Bluegrass, Blackberry Smoke, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and more.On Saturday, September 21st, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters will top the day’s lineup alongside performances by Trey Anastasio Band, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Alison Krauss, Grace Potter, Squeeze, Jenny Lewis, Del McCoury Band, Samantha Fish, The White Buffalo, Maggie Rose, Patrick Droney, The Travelin’ McCourys, and more.The event’s final day, Sunday, September 22nd, will feature performances by Zac Brown Band, a 50th-anniversary performance by ZZ Top, Leon Bridges, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Margo Price, Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, White Reaper, Whiskey Myers, Southern Avenue, Caroline Jones, Dustbowl Revival, The Lil Smokies, and Front Country.Tickets to Bourbon & Beyond 2019 go on sale this Friday, March 15th, at 12 p.m. local time. For more information on ticketing and the various food and drink options that will be available at the festival, head here.last_img read more

Strong auction turnout reflects big-block appeal

first_imgThe home at 3 Leanne St, Marsden sold for $353,000A STRONG crowd turned out for the auction of 3 Leanne St, Marsden, last weekend, despite the heat. LJ Hooker Browns Plains marketing agent Chris Noble said about 35 people gathered to watch the action on February 11. “We had five registered bidders on the day,” Mr Noble said. “The auction started at $290,000 and it was good consistent bidding that finished up at $353,000.“The vendors were happy to let it go at that price.“And the buyer is an owner-occupier looking forward to moving in as soon as they can.” More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Mr Noble said interest in the home was strong throughout the marketing campaign. “A four-bedroom, quarter-acre property with pool in Marsden was always going to appeal to buyers,” he said. “And we saw consistent numbers week after week.”Mr Noble said the Marsden property market had been “pretty hot” for the past 18 months with buyers looking for family-style homes on good-sized blocks. “We’re getting owner-occupiers and mum-and-dad investors,” he said. “There are a couple of really good schools nearby and Marsden is close to shops and transport, so you do get a lot of families. “Marsden is also offering strong rental returns, so investors are looking at the net returns they can get. We have had good growth over the past 12 months and I can see that continuing for the time being.”According to CoreLogic data, the median house price in Marsden is $357,700.last_img read more

Polyamory Isn’t Good for Children: My Story

first_imgPublic Discourse 11 May 2015Recently, I had a discussion about marriage with someone who calls herself a “Darwinian gay feminist.” I asked her, “Is there any principled reason that marriage should be limited to only two people? There is now such a thing as a ‘throuple’—a three-way relationship. Should they have a right to marry?” She replied, “A union between three consenting adults? I see nothing wrong with it. The same goes for incest. It’s none of my business.”I take it that she was serious in her response. Given that she believes marriage should be redefined to include same-sex couples, I suppose that makes sense. If marriage is just an emotional and loving union focused on satisfying the desires of adults, then including three or more members in this union is only logical. But her position seems to discount the fact that there might be more than just consenting adults involved. What about children who are raised by three- or four-person groups?This isn’t just a hypothetical question. Last April, the New York Post published a story with this headline: “Married lesbian ‘throuple’ expecting first child.” The youngest member of the throuple and the biological mother, Kitten, said, “The three of us have always wanted kids and wanted to grow our family.” This might be their desire, but is this right for children? Is being raised by a throuple good for children?I am particularly sensitive to this question, because my own childhood gave me a glimpse of what it is like to be raised in such a household.Let me explain.My StoryI grew up in a household living with not only my mother and father, but also my half-brother and his mother. My father had two kids: one with my mom (me) and one with another woman (my half-brother, who was three months older than I). When my mother was not there, I would see my father and my half-brother’s mother kiss and cuddle. When my half-brother’s mom wasn’t there, I would see my mother and my father kiss and cuddle. Although I was very young, these images still remain with me.My mother and the mother of my half-brother were best friends. When they were in their late teenage years, they came from Guatemala together to the United States and developed a bond on their journey. My half-brother and I got along very well, but having the same father yet different moms in the household was confusing and troubling. It was confusing and troubling for me because I was never the center of my father’s attention, especially when he would mistreat my mom and when he would show affection to my half-brother’s mom. I hated seeing my father show affection to another woman who was not my mom.When I was six years old, my father broke off ties with all of us and started a new family with a third woman. It was at this point that my half-brother’s mother and my mother went their separate ways. From that point onward, my mother raised me by herself.Although this complicated romantic situation was not technically a “throuple,” because the adults each had their own beds and did not engage in three-person sexual acts, it gives a glimpse of what children would experience in such a household. I grew up seeing my father kiss and cuddle with two different women in front of me. This was the life I was exposed to until the age of six.As a teenager, I found myself following the relationship patterns my father had modeled, even though he had not been part of my life for over ten years. I would always have two or more girlfriends at the same time.What exactly explains this behavior? I am not sure, but I have a hunch that my childhood experiences played a major role. As an adult, I look back to my childhood and wonder: in all the turmoil and the romantic entanglements of my parents’ lives, where was the concern for my well-being? In our debates about the social and legal acceptance of polyamory, I fear that we are not sufficiently considering the children who might end up being raised by throuples. How will their future behavior be shaped by their upbringing?Is Polyamory Empowering?Some scholars argue that polyamory is a good thing—that it is empowering for women and helps children to be more tolerant of others. According to Elisabeth Sheff, “Polyamorous relationships provide women with more power in their relationships, allows some women to reject sexual and gender roles, allows sexuality to be viewed as a source of unity among some women, and empowers women’s high sexual drive.”But what about the children? Deborah Anapol, a clinical psychologist, interviewed adults in multi-adult relationships as well as children reared in those contexts. In her view,Polyamory breaks down cultural patterns of control as well as ownership and property rights between persons and, by replacing them with a family milieu of unconditional love, trust, and respect, provides an avenue to the creation of a more just and peaceful world. By changing the size, structure, and emotional context of the family, the personalities of the children developing in these families naturally change. Children learn by example.The unspoken—and untrue—premise implicit in this argument is that permanent, exclusive, faithful heterosexual marriages are based on nothing but a masked urge to “own” another human being, as if he or she were an object. Ironically, such objectification is actually more in line with the nature of polyamorous relationships, in which a partner is used to fulfill certain emotional needs but is supplemented by one or more others. Rather than committing to a single person in all of his or her complexity, weakness, and strength, those who choose polyamory try to acquire a collection of attributes that will contribute to their own enjoyment and perceived well-being.http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2015/05/14780/?utm_source=The+Witherspoon+Institute&utm_campaign=4b90b65d32-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_15ce6af37b-4b90b65d32-84094405last_img read more

Girls Area Basketball Sectional Scores (2-1)

first_imgGirls Area Basketball Sectional ScoresFriday  (2-1)Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ WaldronJac-Cen-Del  64       Rising Sun  29SW Shelby  50     Hauser  31Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ South DecaturSwitz. County  41     Milan  34South Ripley  48     SW-Hanover  34Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ LawrenceburgLawrenceburg  55     South Dearborn  37Madison  50     Franklin County  46Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ Columbus EastBloomington South  40      East Central  34  (OT)Columbus North  45     Columbus East  30last_img read more