Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Warm weather brought short sleeves for the 54th episode of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold.Joel Penhorwood talks with Marlee Stollar about the recent Farmers Share event held by the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow at Ohio State.Matt Reese has a conversation about micro greens and indoor farming with Daniel Klemens.Ty Higgins speaks with Brent Ditmars of Farm Credit Mid-America.The crew, including Dale Minyo, has more fun in the sun with this week’s podcast.
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… How the Other Half LivesBuilding an iPad app may seem a little crazy until you consider the upside of this business risk. Staats purchased the Malibu digs for $6.6 million in 2006. She initially planned to live there with her children. But, she says, “The more my contractor and I got into the house and saw what was possible with this amazing piece of property, the more we realized we needed to rebuild. So the Carbon Mesa you see today is very different from the original house and is virtually all-new construction.”Her iPad/movie sales initiative may be the first of its kind but surely not the last.“Could this change the way properties are marketed, especially at the high end? I think it’s already happening with digital media,” asks and answers Jonathan Miller, chief of Miller Samuel Real Estate Appraisers in New York in a video release. “The iPad is a perfect delivery platform for it.”You Had Me at HelloStaats declined to reveal what she spent to renovate Carbon Mesa. And she didn’t want to talk about what she spent to build the app or produce a “Hollywood style” video production called “The Spider and the Fly.”In this sub-four-minute thriller – embedded below – a sultry woman sneaks into Carbon Mesa apparently combing the house for something while the help prepares for guests. She grabs a bottle of wine and chugs it as she goes outside to survey the grounds. Then just as a man drives up, she rushes upstairs, takes a shower, and puts on a man’s clothes. He goes upstairs and – spoiler alert – it turns out that they know one another. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Say you want to unload a $35 million Malibu mansion. With only a few thousand qualified buyers, mass marketing and open houses just won’t do. Instead, why not send the relatively few potential buyers an iPad loaded with a custom app featuring a seductive, Hollywood-style action video showcasing the six-acre trophy property?Why not indeed?That’s the ambitious and perhaps unprecedented marketing plan for selling Carbon Mesa – a 9,000-square-foot, Malibu, Calif., home boasting 180-degree Pacific Ocean views. Owner DeeAnna Staats is no novice stumbling upon an eccentric sales idea; she owns a real estate and restaurant development company that specializes in turning around luxury properties. rusty weston Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market So how much did this whole thing cost? We conducted a Web search, clicked on a calculator app and will conservatively estimate that this snazzy production set Staats & Co back about $750,000 for the movie, the app, the iPads and the novel marketing campaign. Undoubtedly to maintain its exclusivity, Staats’ app is not available in Apple’s app store.But is it all worth it? No doubt some of the hand-selected potential buyers will be flattered that they were targeted with such an expensive, innovative campaign. And if it helps sell the house, of course, the cost becomes negligible. If not, well…If one of the lucky iPad recipients actually does buy Carbon Mesa, this high-profile gimmick may raise the stakes for marketing high-end properties. And yet you have to wonder if they have to try this hard to sell a property, maybe that $35 million price tag is a tad inflated? Tags:#e-commerce#web
India qualified for the knock-out stage of the Asian Games football competition for the first time since 1982 after outplaying Singapore 4- 1 in Guangzhou on Thursday. India fired three quick goals in the second half to register their first win in the tournament which helped them finish third in Group D with three points.India made it to the knock-out Round of 16 on better goal difference. In 2002 and 2006, they had missed out on the same basis. In another match, defending champions Qatar beat Kuwait 2-0 to top Group D with seven points from two wins and a draw. Kuwait finished second in the group with six points from two wins.Jewel Raja (13th), Balwant Singh (62nd), Khagembam Jibon Singh (67th) and Maithani (75th) scored for India while Lou Zhenlun reduced the margin for Singapore in the 83rd minute. The top two teams from each of the four groups and the four best third-placed teams will qualify for the Round of 16.The final six group matches of the competition will be played on Saturday but India have secured a place in the knock-out round as Uzbekistan and Maldives, the third-placed teams of Group E and F respectively, have been eliminated. India, who earlier lost 0-2 and 1-2 against Kuwait and Qatar respectively, have a better goal difference of zero than Uzbekistan (minus one) while Maldives have two points after three matches.Coach Sukhvinder Singh started with Gurpreet Singh Sandhu in goal with Laxmikant Kattimani yet to recover from the injury he suffered during the match against Qatar.advertisementFanai Lalrorama was brought in defence in place of Robert Lalthlamuana, who was suspended after a double booking. Jewel Raja put India ahead but they went into the breather still unsure of a knock-out round berth. They came out in the second half firing on all cylinders and pumped in three goals in the space of 13 minutes.Sukhvinder did not make any substitutions in the match and it was commendable for the boys to play the full 90 minutes and come out winners against the opponents who had played out a goalless draw againt Qatar.- With inputs from PTI
A Difficult Year The country’s economy took a beating after the 1971 war with Pakistan. With crop failure, a serious fall in food production and declining industrial growth, inflation skyrocketed and Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was forced to admit that it was “a very difficult year”. India had to resort,A Difficult YearThe country’s economy took a beating after the 1971 war with Pakistan. With crop failure, a serious fall in food production and declining industrial growth, inflation skyrocketed and Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was forced to admit that it was “a very difficult year”. India had to resort to loans from Japan, Britain, Canada and the World Bank even as it strove to increase the volume of bilateral trade with Russia. Diplomatic ties in the neighbourhood did not seem to be heading anywhere, with the prime minister rejecting Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s invitation to visit Pakistan.Unsettling ResistanceThe Shanti Bahini guerrillas, his home in France. members of the Chakma tribe, took up arms after Bangladesh rejected their demands for autonomy over a 5,500-sq mile region bordering India and Burma. They demanded the ouster of over three lakh people settled in their original homeland. There have been many armed clashes between the Shanti Bahini and the Bangladeshi military.Tank TopThe largest ship in the Indian merchant fleet, the supertanker Jawaharlal Nehru, with a dead weight tonnage of 88,000, was launched on February 4. Prized Prince- Karan Singh Through agreements between the Centre and the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the title and power of the Sadar-i-Riyasat, Karan Singh, had been abolished. In exchange, Singh became a Central Cabinet minister in 1973, in charge of Tourism and Aviation. Because of the special status of J&K and his lineage, Singh became a prominent member of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s cabinet and was soon elevated to the better Ministry of Health and Family Planning. In 1974, he made headlines when he said at the first-ever World Population Conference, “Development is the best contraceptive. Reaping RewardadvertisementThe Foodand Agriculture Organisation of the UN presented Indira Gandhi with theCeres medal in recognition of the advances made in the Green Revolution.Heady RomanceScripted by K.A. Abbas and outfitted by Bhanu Athaiya, Bobby becamethe epitome of youthful cool at a turbulent time. As Madhu Jain wrote,there was mass hysteria when Bobby was released, with “teenagerssporting shirts with Bobby written on them”. Main shayar to nahin andHum tum ek kamre mein band hon defined puppy love. 1,827 was the number of tigers in the country in 1972. Project Tiger was launched in 1973 to protect the species.10,800 trains of the Indian Railways were in operation, covering a route length of 60,234 km.Elsewhere…President Nixon announced the suspension of all US offensive action in Vietnam, claiming to “bring peace with honour”.Oil prices almost quadrupled following the Yom Kippur war as Arab countries cut down on oil exports to the West. Japan and the US faced severe oil shortages.Sheikh Mujibur Rehman and the Awami League won a landslide victory in the first elections in Bangladesh.Artist Pablo Picasso died of a heart attack at The Shanti Bahini guerrillas, his home in France.First CutThe first national championship of women’s cricket was conducted and Bombay emerged winner.The first all-woman police station in the country was set up at Calicut in October.MP Govind Das was felicitated on November 21 in the Central Hall of Parliament, on completing 50 years as a parliamentarian, an unprecedented record then.Did You KnowIndira Gandhi broke with tradition, appointing Justice A.N. Ray chief justice of the Supreme Court, superseding three judges senior to him, triggering protests in the judiciary. Jayaprakash Narayan wrote to her asking whether these out of-turn promotions were intended to make the Supreme Court “a creation of the government of the day”. She answered that a mechanical adherence to the “seniority principle had led to an unduly high turnover of chief justices”.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — John Calipari and his Kentucky pipeline to the NBA will have yet another major impact on the league’s annual draft.It’s nothing new, but the night of June 25 could be record-setting — even for the Wildcats.Calipari’s first Kentucky team in 2010 featured five first-round NBA draft picks, including No. 1 overall selection John Wall. Six Wildcats turned pro after their 2012 NCAA championship, with Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist going 1-2 in a parade of four first-rounders.All told, Calipari has groomed 15 first-round choices among 19 players, with the total figuring to jump significantly for this draft.A school-record seven Kentucky players from last year’s 38-1 Final Four team could hear their names called at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, with Karl-Anthony Towns possibly becoming Calipari’s third No. 1 overall selection in six years. Seven-footer Willie Cauley-Stein, 6-10 Trey Lyles and 6-6 shooting guard Devin Booker have also been invited to the green room and could be lottery selections.Seven-footer Dakari Johnson and 6-6 twin guards Andrew and Aaron Harrison are also expected to be drafted, positioning the Wildcats to have 26 picks in Calipari’s six seasons, enough to stock nearly two NBA rosters alone.That is nearly double any other school during that six-year span.With Wall, Davis and DeMarcus Cousins coming off All-Star seasons and Towns facing huge expectations as one of the top selections, it’s no wonder Calipari boasts a scenario of an NBA All-Star game half comprised of Kentucky talent.“Our goal is not just to help guys get into the league; we want guys to become all-stars,” the coach said during a teleconference last week. “We had three last year, and if you took Derrick Rose (a No. 1 overall under Calipari at Memphis in 2008) as a fourth, then our goal would be to say, ‘Hey, half of the NBA all-stars started with us.’”Though many in Kentucky’s fan base consider the 2012 draft class as the school’s gold standard for pro talent. Calipari often refers back to his 2010 group for setting that high bar of success for subsequent groups to follow.Wall has overcome an injury-filled start to his career to become an All-Star guard and lead the Washington Wizards to back-to-back playoff appearances.Cousins earned his first All-Star selection last season and is considered one of the NBA’s top big men after averaging 24.1 points and 12.7 rebounds with the Sacramento Kings.Eric Bledsoe and Patrick Patterson, who went 18th and 14th to Oklahoma City and Houston respectively, are key parts of the rotation in Phoenix and Toronto. Daniel Orton meanwhile hopes to land on a roster next season.“I feel good about my chances,” said Orton, the 29th overall choice with Orlando. “When you have that Kentucky stamp and teams know what they’re getting, you’ve got to perform.”As for that 2012 class, Davis and Kidd-Gilchrist established another school milestone as the first two players chosen and are considered respective franchise cornerstones in New Orleans and Charlotte.Terrence Jones was a key cog for Houston, and Darius Miller just helped the Brose Baskets win the German League championship last weekend.Doron Lamb and Marquis Teague have bounced back and forth between the NBA and the Developmental League, but Calipari sounded hopeful that their work could land another opportunity.“You gotta let it play out,” Calipari said, “but I come back to us teaching position-less basketball, and it’s not one way of playing, it’s a lot of ways of playing. … I’m proud of these guys, and these guys got a lot to live up to.”The coach has stressed that point to his latest crop of pro prospects, whose versatility could fill a number of teams’ needs.Calipari provided pro scouts an initial opportunity to judge them last fall during an on-campus combine that drew representatives from every NBA team.For Kentucky players, the tryout offered a baseline to prepare for the next level. Scouts meanwhile got glimpses of talent from which to track during the Wildcats’ remarkable season that put them within reach of becoming the nation’s first unbeaten champions since Indiana in 1976.Now comes the next step of teams choosing from Calipari’s biggest pool of talent. Towns seems set on going no worse than second, but his former teammates’ fates depend on where clubs determine they might fit best.With so many options this year, Detroit Pistons President and coach Stan Van Gundy stresses being as thorough as possible before choosing with the eighth overall pick.“It takes a little longer to get through that film, at least for me,” Van Gundy said, “simply because as you’re making your notes, you might be making notes on five different people on the same play. It takes a little longer to write things up.”___By Gary B. Graves, AP Sports Writer.AP Sports Writer Noah Trister in Detroit contributedTweetPinShare0 Shares
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zoom Product tanker Theresa Arctic was refloated after being stuck for two weeks off the coast of Kilifi in Kenya, according to the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA).At least seven tugboats were used to pull the 1988-built vessel during the salvage efforts, which were conducted on July 12. By 1400 hours local time the operation was concluded as the ship berthed at the port of Mombasa.Together with the Netherlands-based SMIT Salvage and the local salvage company Alpha Logistics, the KPA conducted the salvage task.At the time of the incident, the tanker was loaded with 27,500 mt of vegetable oil. Prior to the refloating, Theresa Arctic’s weight was lightened by transferring the cargo on board its sister ship Theresa Dumai.The authority added that the operations were halted at one point due to rough weather conditions at the site which obstructed the ship-to-ship transfer.The tanker grounded on June 20 off the Kilifi Port entrance channel as a result of generator failure.There were no reports of injuries or water pollution in the area following the grounding. The 84,000 dwt Theresa Arctic was sailing from Malaysia to Kenya when it ran into trouble.
Canadian actress Shay Mitchell is pregnant.The Pretty Little Liars star announced she is expecting a baby with her longtime boyfriend, TV host Matte Babel, in a maternity video posted on her YouTube channel on Friday, when she showed off her bulging belly.The clip was titled, Guess Who’s Preggers, and in the accompanying caption, she wrote, “There is something in the oven and it’s not my pizza!!! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “WOW … It’s kind of surreal processing the fact that another human is growing inside of you. It’s exciting, nerve-racking, difficult and emotional all at the same time. Everyone waits for the right time to make the announcement and for me it wasn’t until I couldn’t hide it anymore and was tired of wearing oversized sweatshirts.”Shay continued, “We’re beyond excited and looking forward to starting a family. I’ve learned so much about myself and parenthood over the past six months, and feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface! It’s going to be a wild ride!!”The video features the 32-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., posing for a topless photoshoot, wearing a pair of baggy black pants and boots, while it also shows Shay undergoing an ultrasound and discussing the rollercoaster of emotions she has experienced during her pregnancy.The happy news comes six months after the actress revealed she had suffered a miscarriage last year. Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisement Shay Mitchell Advertisement
APTN National NewsNews that a Federal Court judge is ordering the Human Rights Tribunal to take a look at a discrimination case against Canada may be big news to some, but it seems to the majority it has largely gone unnoticed.Justice Anne Mactavish ruled the head of the Human Rights Tribunal erred on several fronts when dismissing the case.To many advocates the First Nations child welfare human rights complaint is the important story in the country.But the reaction from federal politicians has been underwhelming.APTN National News reporter Annette Francis wonders why.