Congressman Bucshon’s Statement on SOTU(WASHINGTON, DC) – Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. released the following statement after President Obama’s last State of the Union address to the nation:“Tonight, the American people didn’t hear anything new from a president who desperately wants to secure his legacy and help his party in 2016. His address was more like a campaign speech to convince us that if we just stay the course, his failed policies will actually start working. Unfortunately the facts tell a different story. Peddling politics of division and envy won’t turn the economy around and ignoring the threats we face throughout the world won’t defeat our enemies and keeps Americans safe at home or abroad.“In contrast, the American people heard a positive vision for the future during the Republican response. Our agenda promotes upward mobility and economic opportunity. Our agenda envisions a strong America that leads, protects our people, and supports our allies. Our agenda will empower the American people and protect their Constitutional rights.”Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. is a physician and Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee serving his third term representing Indiana’s 8th Congressional district. The 8th District of Indiana includes all or parts of Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick counties.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
The 30-year-old left-back has not featured at all this season after sustaining an ankle injury just before the campaign kicked off. He will play in a behind-closed-doors friendly on Wednesday as he steps up his comeback but knows he is not yet close to being up to speed. Press Association Everton defender Leighton Baines is set to take another step towards a first-team recall but admits he does not yet know when he will be ready to return. “It’s really difficult to judge because I’ve never been in this position before,” he told the Liverpool Echo. “I played 90 minutes in pre-season (in a friendly against Villarreal) and that’s the only 90 minutes I’ve played in the past six months or so. “In that six months I’ve probably spent a grand total of two weeks training with the team so it is new territory in that sense. “But I’m trying to see it in the most positive light possible in that I’ve had a really good break. “I’ve had two pre-seasons with a break in between and I feel really good for it and I hope to come back and be fully fit and ready to be available. “I’ve done a lot of fitness work, a lot strength work but I am back into full training now and full contact and a we have a game this week so it is just about getting football fitness and match fitness now. “I feel good in all other aspects so it is just about ticking those other boxes and with the work I’ve done over the last few months, hopefully that will stand me in good stead to progress through this next stage quite quickly.” What is in Baines’ favour is the international break, which means he has another 10 days before Everton play again when Aston Villa visit Goodison on November 21.
Ghana are through to the semi final stage of the AFCON tournament following a scrappy 2-0 win over debutant Cape Verde.Substitute Mubarak Wakaso blasted in from the spot minutes after entering the pitch for the first goal and virtually walked the ball from his own half into an empty net for the second, after the Cape Verdian goal keeper and his defence men went in search for a last gasp equalizer.Even though the Stars won by two goals to nil, it is the Blue Sharks whose impressive performance would linger a while longer after pinning Ghana in their own half for most part of the second half.Inexperience weighed heavily against the Blue Sharks and Fatau Dauda frustrated them with some breathtaking saves late on in the game.After a goalless first half it was Wakaso who opened the account of the Stars in a second half with a well taken penalty kick.Stars striker Asamoah Gyan was heavily shoved off the ball in the 18 yard box with the referee controversially pointing to the spot. With a cool nerve, Wakaso blasted a pinpoint shot with Vozinha diving in opposite direction for Ghana’s opener.But it was the Black Stars who were back on defensive duties after the Blue Sharks mounted pressure on them.Fatau Dauda in a man of the match performance pulled of brilliant saves to keep the Black Stars hope alive.The Stars gave away too many free-kicks at the edge of the box but the Cape Verdians were unable utilize.Dauda palmed away a goal bound shot in superb fashion but the Blue Sharks never gave up. They pounded the goal area of the Stars with some sublime build-up but met a resolute Ghana defence as well. In added time, the Blue Sharks won a corner; all the eleven players moved in for a once-in-a-lifetime equalizer and left their backs exposed.In a swift switch from defence into attack the Black Stars headed away the corner kick which fell to Wakaso who walked the ball from his own half into the yawning net for Ghana’s second and his personal third goal of the tournament.The Black Stars will play either Burkina Faso or Togo in the Semi-final stage of the competition.
Twenty-one nominations have been received to fill the Office of the Public Protector, the Ad Hoc Committee, established to facilitate the appointment, announced on 22 June 2016.Dr Makhosi Khoza, the chairperson of the committee, said nominations had largely come from members of the public. “The Ad Hoc Committee has thus far received 21 nominations and applications for the position of public protector,” she said.Current Public Protector Thuli Madonsela came into office in 2009. Her term ends in October. According to the Constitution, a public protector can only serve a single term.“The nominations received included, amongst others, the current standing public protector [Madonsela] and her deputy advocate, Kevin Malunga… Advocate Madonsela’s name was nominated despite the legislative constraints which limits an incumbent to occupying the office for only one term,” she said.Chair thanks public for their nominations and their interest in the process, says amongst the nomintations are current PP and her deputy.— Bua Mzansi (@buamzansi) June 22, 2016TimelinesThe committee advertised the position on 3 June in major national, regional and local newspapers, on radio stations and on Parliament’s multimedia platforms. Members of the public were invited to nominate candidates, and are welcome to comment or object between 27 June and 1 July 2016.Candidates will be shortlisted in July and interviewed in August, with a report of a preferred nominee tabled to the National Assembly on 31 August 2016. The nominee needs the support of more than 60% of National Assembly members before the president isable to act on the selection.“All nominations and applications will be published in the week after the 24 June deadline,” Khoza said. “The names will be made public on the Parliament website and social media platforms and there will be an e-mail address where people can send their comments or objections.” What is the Public Protector?The Office of the Public Protector was set up in terms of South Africa’s Constitution to investigate complaints against state agencies or officials. It is one of the country’s Chapter Nine institutions, established after the Constitution came into effect in February 1997 to safeguard human rights and democracy. Others include the South African Human Rights Commission, the Commission for Gender Equality, and the Office of the Auditor-General.The Public Protector is subject only to the Constitution and the law and is independent of government and any political party. Anyone can complain to the Public Protector, and no person or organ of state may interfere with the functioning of its office. It cannot, however, investigate the judicial functions of courts or the private sector.The Public Protector has been described as a referee, tasked with looking at all sides of a problem. If the complaint is justified, a solution is put forward, which may include recommending changes to the system.The Public Protector can also report a matter to Parliament, which will then debate the matter and see to it that the protector’s recommendations are followed.Source: South African Government News Agency and South Africa.info reporter
Celestial bodies, planets, stars, moons, comets, asteroids – these wonders of space have become more accessible to children. The Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Joburg has opened a new planetarium, a result of a co-operation agreement between the Department of Basic Education and China.“We want them [students] to learn as much as they can from this planetarium,” said Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. “The importance of learning about these is mainly how they affect our own planet and its inhabitants currently, and how they could affect it in future.”She opened the planetarium on 7 March.Official opening &visit to the #Planetarium #SciBono #SAChina @Lesufi @DBE_SA @ElijahMhlanga pic.twitter.com/gmtWaPslxF— Gauteng Education (@EducationGP) March 7, 2016The agreement between the department and China covers curriculum development and implementation; science, technology and mathematics education; teacher training and development; vocational education and training; and research and development to improve training.Learning MandarinThe minister also said the process of formalising policy to teach Mandarin at South African schools was advanced.“I am happy to announce that 2 000 textbooks will be donated by the Chinese government to assist in teaching Mandarin in schools until a South African textbook is developed,” she said. “We are also looking at establishing e-learning classrooms for the pilot schools teaching Mandarin.”There are currently 14 schools teaching the language.See South Africa school children sing in Mandarin:Listen 2 PTA School 4Girls sing in Chinese #Planetarium #SciBono #SAChina @Lesufi @DBE_SA @ElijahMhlanga @BodibeOupa pic.twitter.com/R4SVb9q7p8— Gauteng Education (@EducationGP) March 7, 2016Official hand over of 2000 Chinese textbooks @Lesufi @DBE_SA @ElijahMhlanga #Planetarium #education pic.twitter.com/AGUapQYneq— Gauteng Education (@EducationGP) March 7, 2016Source: South African Government News Agency
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest For the first time, the Organic Food and Farming Education and Research (OFFER) program will include organic dairy production in its annual field day.“This year will include a major focus on dairy, a first for the OFFER program, in support of the rapidly expanding organic dairy industry,” said Douglas Doohan, director of the OFFER program.The June 29 field day from 2 to 6 p.m. will include new findings and discuss important issues related to certified organic research and production for vegetables, crops and dairy.“The addition of dairy to our annual field day is in response to requests we have received from organic dairy farmers for research based information, especially in the areas of mastitis care and prevention, and feed rations,” said Kathy Bielek, program assistant for the OFFER program. “Our goals are to provide networking opportunities for researchers and dairy farmers, and to respond to the desire for information in the organic dairy community.”According to the United States Department of Agriculture, for a dairy to be certified organic, farmers may either transition an existing non-organic herd to organic production or purchase an organic herd. The herd transition is a one-year process and the land transition is a three-year process, during which time the producer must manage the herd and land following the organic standards. For a complete list of standards for organic certification of dairy livestock, visit www.ams.usda.gov.The event will begin at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s (OARDC) West Badger Farm, 1501 S. Apple Creek Road, Wooster.OARDC is the research arm of The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.From 2 to 3:30 p.m., participants will have the option to participate in a vegetable production tour of OARDC organic research plots located at Horticulture Unit 1, or attend two consecutive sessions focused on dairy farms at West Badger Farm.The first session at West Badger Farm will be led by Luciana DaCosta and will feature mastitis prevention in organic dairy systems. The second session will be led by Maurice Eastridge and will feature ration balancing and nutrition in organic dairy systems.The two groups will come together for the second half of the event, which will run from 3:30-5 p.m. and will feature a session on soil management, including weed control and soil balancing, and a session on organic forages, grazing and hay production taught by Mark Sulc.The OFFER program team consists of Ohio State University researchers, farmers and other stakeholders who share a goal of enhancing the vitality of organic agriculture in Ohio. For more information, contact OFFER’s Kathy Bielek at 330-202-3528 or [email protected]
Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… What constitutes a “startup”? Is it the age of a company? Its size? Its funding? Its profitability? Its position in the industry?Steve Jobs often speaks of Apple’s “startup” culture. Last week, an article in the New York Times referred to the seven-year-old airline Virgin America as a startup. And last month, Louis Gray posted a list on his blog of the “50 Top Startups Worth Watching.” In devising the list, he described some of the parameters he used in selecting the companies: “With the understanding that being a private company does not always mean you are a startup, I looked below the uber-players such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Groupon, Craigslist, Tesla.” Gray makes a distinction between between “uber-player” and “startup” for the purposes of his list, and I do wonder, following their recent round of funding if Foursquare still constitutes a “top startup” or if they’ve moved into the “uber” category?Questioning the definition of “startup” was the topic of a recent post on YouTern‘s blog. For YouTern, the definition is important as the company helps match college interns with startups. And as it receives inquiries from prospective businesses who may or may not be startups, a good working definition of “startup” is crucial in order to decide who would fit its program.As CEO Mark Babbitt writes in the post, it seemed to make sense to start with Steve Blank‘s definition: “A startup is an organization formed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model.”But Babbitt felt as though that definition wasn’t quite sufficient, as it didn’t really speak to the importance of the entrepreneur within the startup. So YouTern’s definition was expanded to read “a startup is an entrepreneurial-driven organization formed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model.”To that definition, Babbitt also adds an element of mitigating risk as, he write, “some would argue that a certain amount of risk is central to the development of most start-ups, as is innovation.” So startups involve risk and innovation – but arguably most successful businesses do.Defining “startup” is necessary for YouTern as the company’s mission is to work with those businesses. For others, perhaps, a strict delineation is less important.But I am curious. Is it, to paraphrase Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, one of those “I know it when I see it” sorts of things? Please contribute your definition of “startup” below! audrey watters 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Analysis#start Related Posts
Suri (WB), Oct 30 (PTI) An arrow pierced the neck of of a girl trainee during archery practice this morning at the Sports Authority of India centre at Bolpur in West Bengal and was later removed. SAI centre in-charge Utpal Ganguly said that an arrow thrown by another trainee pierced the right side of her neck, a little above the shoulder of 14-year-old Farida Khatun at Kabiguru Kriangan during practice. The arrow broke after piercing the skin of her neck.”The direction of the arrow had changed suddenly due to the wind. The girl is now out of danger,” he said.The standard eight student, who hails from nearby Labhpur village, was rushed to Bolpur sub-division hospital where doctors took out the broken arrow, he added.The girl was later discharged. Her mother Ayesha Khatun said “This was an accident. We have no complains”. PTI COR KK KK
Tottenham Hotspur striker Reo Griffiths is close to signing for Olympique Lyonnais, according to Sky Sports.The teenage striker has completed his medical with the French club ahead of a summer transfer move. The former England youth international is set to leave the London based club to sign for Lyon if he can agree personal terms with them. Tottenham Hotspur would be due for compensation three years’ worth of training.The 18-year-old striker was in prolific form for Spurs U-18 side scoring 33 goals which included four hat-tricks and a brace against great North London rivals Arsenal.Pochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.Griffiths attracted interest from a host of top European sides but the player appears to have chosen the Stade de Gerland as his new home.He will become the second high-profile youngster to leave England in the last 12 months should he complete the move. England youth international Jadon Sancho left Manchester City last month to sign for German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund after citing a lack of football opportunities at the Etihad.Sancho made 12 appearances for Dortmund last season and is hoping to impress new boss Lucien Favre when the new season starts.