Lieutenant Governor Candidates’ 2012 Agricultural Debate

first_img[audio:|titles=LG Debate 2012] By Gary Truitt – Aug 15, 2012 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Lieutenant Governor Candidates’ 2012 Agricultural Debate Facebook Twitter This is the complete and unedited recording of the program, provided by Hoosier Ag Today. SHARE Republican Sue EllspermannLibertarian Brad KlopfensteinDemocrat Vi SimpsonA debate between lieutenant governor candidates Sue Ellspermann (R), Brad Klopfenstein (L), and Vi Simpson (D) was held at the Indiana State Fair on August 15. Indiana agriculture was the focus of the hour long debate that featured some of the state’s top ag journalists as questioners. Moderated by Gerry Dick, of Inside INdiana Business, questions were posed by Dave Blower, editor, Farm World ; Jerry Goshert, editor, The Farmer’s Exchange; Megan Grebner, Indiana farm director, Brownfield Network; and Gary Truitt, president, Hoosier Ag Today. Lieutenant Governor Candidates’ 2012 Agricultural Debate Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS Hosted by AgrIInstitute, the debate was sponsored by Ice Miller LLP and CountryMark. Additional sponsors include Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc, Indiana Corn Growers Association, and Indiana Soybean Alliance. Facebook Twitter Previous articlePurdue Report says Corn Ethanol Waiver Affect on Corn Prices UncertainNext articleFarmers Have More on Their Plates than Pancakes Gary Truittlast_img read more

“Journalists are not informers”

first_img November 27, 2020 Find out more October 9, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Journalists are not informers” Madagascar : Sabotage silences TV channel that criticized coronavirus measures RSF_en Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders is very concerned by this week’s arbitrary arrests of two journalists on the northwestern resort island of Nosy-be.Serge Razanaparany, a cameraman with state radio and TV (RNM and TVM), was detained and questioned by the local police on 6 October. Jeanette Ravonimbola of privately-owned Radio Tsiko Meva Ylang was questioned yesterday. They are among the many people who have been arrested by the police investigating the lynching of three men accused of killing a boy whose body was found on a beach on 2 October.After being arrested at his home, Razanaparany was taken to the local branch of TVM where he was told to collect the footage he shot during lynching. He was then taken to police headquarters where he was interrogated. The police did not produce arrest or search warrants at any time.“We firmly condemn the arrests of these two journalists, for which there was no justification,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Seizing and examining raw video footage constitutes a very disturbing violation of the confidentiality of journalists’ sources and material, especially when it is not subject to any control by the courts.Reporters Without Borders added: “Journalists are not supposed to act as police auxiliaries. This attempt by the Madagascan authorities to use journalistic sources in a criminal investigation violates freedom of information.” The police said they have orders to detain those who were present during the mob lynching and those who have photos or video of the event. As Razanaparany and Ravonimbola were present, they were automatically suspected of having what they police describe as “evidence.”While Madagascan law does not explicitly guarantee the confidentiality of journalists’ sources, this investigation violates Madagascar’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which accords journalists certain guarantees including the right to the confidentiality of their sources.The UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors compliance with the ICCPR, recently pointed out that states that are parties to the accord should “recognise and respect that element of the right of freedom of expression that embraces the limited journalistic privilege not to disclose information sources” (Paragraph 45, General Comment No. 34, CCPR/c/gc/34).Madagascar is ranked 88th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Photo : RIJASOLO/AFP to go further April 30, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts MadagascarAfrica Newscenter_img News RSF urges Madagascar to let journalists cover Covid-19 freely Organisation MadagascarAfrica The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Reports News Follow the news on Madagascar April 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Majerus Set to be Inducted into National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Sunday

first_img Tags: National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame/Rick Majerus/Utah Runnin’ Utes Basketball Robert Lovell FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailKANSAS CITY – On Sunday, Nov. 24, former University of Utah head men’s basketball coach Rick Majerus joins elite company when he gets inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the 2019 class alongside two other coaches and six players.The enshrinement can be seen through a live-stream on both Twitter and Facebook thanks to the CBHOF and NABC. The induction ceremony for the 2019 class is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. (MT).Majerus, who also coached at Marquette, Ball State and Saint Louis, is joined by a pair of former coaches in Homer Drew (Bethel, Indiana-South Bend, Valparaiso) and Lute Olsen (Long Beach State, Iowa, Arizona). Meanwhile, the players being inducted include Indiana’s Calbert Chaney, Duke’s Shane Battier, Purdue’s Terry Dischinger, Providence’s Ernie DiGregorio, UNLV’s Larry Johnson and Stanford’s Todd Lichti.“This is a very well-deserved honor for Rick Majerus and a great source of pride for Utah Athletics,” said Director of Athletics Mark Harlan. “His legacy of success as head coach of some of the most successful teams in the history of Utah Basketball will now be recognized in the National College Basketball Hall of Fame, and we salute Coach Majerus on his induction.”The late Majerus won a total of 517 games and remarkably, had just one losing season in 25 years as a head coach. He reached the postseason 17 times (13 at Utah), including 12 NCAA Tournament appearances (11 at Utah). He won 10 conference titles in 13 years at Utah, and took the Runnin’ Utes to the Sweet 16 in 1991 and 1996, and the Elite Eight in 1997.“During his time here at Utah Coach Majerus was simply one of the best coaches if not the best coach in the country,” said Athletics Director Emeritus Dr. Chris Hill, who hired Majerus in 1989. “We are thrilled that he is receiving this tremendous honor. When you look back at the ‘Majerus Era’ it is so amazing what he and his teams accomplished.”Majerus’ most memorable season came in 1998, when he led Utah to 30 wins and an appearance in the national championship game. He earned five WAC Coach of the Year awards and was named the National Coach of the Year by Basketball Times in 1991.Majerus, who coached the Utes from 1989-2004, ranks third all-time in school history with 323 wins while roaming the sidelines at Utah. His .773 (323-95) overall winning percentage ranks first among coaches at Utah with at least 100 wins, and his .779 (152-43) conference winning percentage ranks first overall as well. He also tallied a school-leading 17 NCAA Tournament victories at the U. November 20, 2019 /Sports News – Local Majerus Set to be Inducted into National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Sunday Written bylast_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through June 28

first_imgIMCA Modifieds – 1. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,129; 2. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 1,095; 3. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,056; 4. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 980; 5. Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb., 961; 6. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., 955; 7. Brandon Hood, McGregor, Texas, 946; 8. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 941; 9. Scott R. Smith, Davenport, Neb., 917; 10. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 909; 11. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 907; 12. Kel­sie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 891; 13. Tom Berry Jr., Medford, Ore., 866; 14. Bryce Garnhart, Shan­non, Ill., 847; 15. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 841; 16. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 837; 17. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 831; 18. Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas, 829; 19. Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 804; 20. Tyler Hall, Fertile, Minn., 792.IMCA Late Models – 1. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 767; 2. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 761; 3. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 757; 4. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 722; 5. Rob Toland, Colona, Ill., 695; 6. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 584; 7. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 576; 8. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, Iowa, 556; 9. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, and Bryce Carey, Nashua, Iowa, both 523; 11. John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, 522; 12. Luke Goedert, Gutten­berg, Iowa, 515; 13. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa, 513; 14. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, 511; 15. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 484; 16. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., 482; 17. Paul Nagle, Nevada, Iowa, 475; 18. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 464; 19. Kirby Schultz, Albia, Iowa, 446; 20. Bobby Toland, Cordova, Ill., 436.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 765; 2. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 729; 3. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 682; 4. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 665; 5. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 613; 6. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 606; 7. Blake Bac­cus, Crandall, Texas, 588; 8. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 563; 9. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 549; 10. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 536; 11. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 518; 12. Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, 510; 13. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 505; 14. Britney Bryant, Granbury, Texas, 503; 15. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 492; 16. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 491; 17. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 489; 18. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 479; 19. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 466; 20. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 464.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,124; 2. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 1,100; 3. Chad Bruns, Wakefield, Neb., 1,059; 4. Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, 1,045; 5. John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, 1,003; 6. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 993; 7. Jerrett Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 979; 8. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 936; 9. Kyle Wil­kinson, Neligh, Neb., 915; 10. Justin Nehring, Storm Lake, Iowa, 905; 11. Ronnie Warren, Oglesby, Texas, 899; 12. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 849; 13. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 848; 14. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 828; 15. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 824; 16. Devin Snellenberger, Pulaski, Wis., 810; 17. Allen Zimmerman, Central City, Neb., 806; 18. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 805; 19. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 782; 20. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 775.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,153; 2. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 1,099; 3. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,018; 4. Zach Olmstead, Overton, Neb., 969; 5. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 911; 6. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 910; 7. Cody Wil­liams, Minneapolis, Kan., 908; 8. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 894; 9. Cory Probst, Brew­ster, Minn., 892; 10. Eric Cross, Salina, Kan., 882; 11. Andrew Borchardt, Mason City, Iowa, 837; 12. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 828; 13. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 820; 14. Austin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb., 808; 15. Justin Wacha, Vinton, Iowa, 788; 16. Ryan Wells, Runnells, Iowa, 762; 17. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 756; 18. Terry Tritt, York, Neb., 745; 19. Nate DeSive, Oneill, Neb., 736; 20. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 718.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 1,095; 2. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 979; 3. Erik Laudenschlager, Minot, N.D., 975; 4. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 972; 5. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 960; 6. Trent Roth, Columbus, Neb., 941; 7. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 928; 8. Lane Cornwell, Newman Grove, Neb., 926; 9. Tony Olson, Cedar Rap­ids, Iowa, 921; 10. Shane DeVolder, Pacifica, Calif., 888; 11. Colby Langenberg, Norfolk, Neb., 857; 12. Dale Kunz, Buckeye, Ariz., 836; 13. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 817; 14. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, 808; 15. Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 783; 16. Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D., 782; 17. Jacob Olmstead, Overton, Neb., 770; 18. Ryan King, Montour, Iowa, 749; 19. Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif., 747; 20. Kolton Vogel, Phillipsburg, Kan., 739.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,076; 2. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 1,041; 3. Ronnie Bell, Lorena, Texas, 1,012; 4. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 1,005; 5. James Guyton, Moody, Texas, 940; 6. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 886; 7. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 861; 8. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 835; 9. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 767; 10. Sid Kiphen, Gatesville, Texas, 717; 11. Allen Montgom­ery, White Settlement, Texas, 673; 12. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 620; 13. Ka­mera McDonald, Keller, Texas, 606; 14. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 582; 15. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 562; 16. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 543; 17. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 535; 18. Jeff Shepperd, Waco, Texas, 534; 19. Steve Gray, Vernal, Utah, 525; 20. Kevin Craw­ford, Azle, Texas, 521.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Dillon Richards, Beatrice, Neb., 1,156; 2. Nate Coopman, Man­kato, Minn., 1,040; 3. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 994; 4. Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 939; 5. Jake Newsom, Sioux City, Iowa, 925; 6. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 898; 7. Alex Dostal, Glencoe, Minn., 887; 8. Levi Heath, Wilton, Iowa, 862; 9. Tanner Uehling, Norfolk, Neb., 842; 10. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., 837; 11. Barry Taft, Argyle, Iowa, 795; 12. Jay DeVries, Spen­cer, Iowa, 737; 13. Julia Childs, Weatherford, Texas, 695; 14. Ashlee Kelly, Fairmont, Minn., 693; 15. Kaitlin DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 688; 16. Dustin Jackson, Oneill, Neb., 685; 17. Kimberly Ab­bott, Camp Point, Ill., 671; 18. Daniel Fellows, Keokuk, Iowa, 660; 19. Austin Friedrich, Saint James, Minn., 633; 20. Brandon Lambert, Carthage, Ill., 617.last_img read more

ThurstonTalk Wins “New Business of the Year”

first_img* EDC Video On Owners Dan Jones and Martin McElliottEach year, the Thurston County Economic Development Council (EDC) acknowledges the significant role that private business and non-profit organizations play in creating a healthy and diverse economy throughout Thurston County.In March, community leaders nominated ThurstonTalk as the New Business of the Year.  During today’s annual meeting, the EDC announced ThurstonTalk as the winner!“It’s an honor to be recognized by the leaders of Thurston County.  I give a tremendous amount of credit for our success to my business partner, Martin McElliott.  He has done an outstanding job embracing the vision of ThurstonTalk while executing our strategic business plan,” states ThurstonTalk founder, Dan Jones.Over the past 18 months, ThurstonTalk has grown to 24 team members, attracting hundreds of local business customers.  Rapidly, ThurstonTalk has emerged as a community asset, reaching over 150,000 local views each month.  ThurstonTalk is the leader in promoting positive information about people, businesses, and organizations doing good things in Thurston County.“This is an award recognizing our entire team.  I thank them for their dedication and professionalism,” continues Jones. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0center_img About ThurstonTalkTim Shaw, Brent Bryant, Amy Rowley, Martin is an information source serving the Thurston County community—from Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater to Tenino, Yelm, Rainier and beyond. officially launched on January 1, 2011, and has grown to become a dominant voice for local businesses, events, news and sports.After five years of development and leveraging 11 years’ worth of efforts, was created on a strong business model.A vibrant community needs an information source that has the ability to interact with community members through multiple tools, while adding a meaningful advertising platform for local businesses.last_img read more

Thurston County Offers Neighborhood Preparedness Workshop

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston CountyWhen disaster strikes, the first to respond to you and your family are often not emergency workers, but your neighbors. Get the tips, tricks and tools you need to get you and your neighbors ready to stay safe and survive the next big disaster at the Map Your Neighborhood workshop on January 15.The award winning Map Your Neighborhood program is designed to improve disaster readiness at the neighborhood level by teaching neighbors to rely on each other during the hours or days before fire, medical, police, or utility responders may be able to reach them after a disaster. The Map Your Neighborhood—Train-the-Trainer workshop on January 15 will not only offer tips and training on how to prepare for and respond to a disaster, it will also offer community organizing instruction and materials to help you get your neighbors engaged and create your own disaster response team for your community.For more information about the January 15 workshop, or for more information on the Thurston County Emergency Management Division, visit or contact Vivian Eason at [email protected] or (360) 867-2825.WHAT:   FREE! Map Your Neighborhood: Train-the-Trainer WorkshopWHEN:   Tuesday, January 15, 6:30 – 8 p.m.WHERE:   Thurston County Emergency Coordination Center at 9521 Tilley Road SW, 98512, just south of the Tumwater city limits.last_img read more

Letterkenny St.Patrick’s Day Parade – get involved today

first_imgThere is lots of planning going on behind the scenes for this years Letterkenny St.Patrick’s Day Parade and Letterkenny Chamber is making an appeal for groups, clubs, schools and businesses to get involved.We have dancers, gymnasts, sports clubs and community organisations already making their plans for the annual Parade that is taking place on Sunday 17th March but we need many more to keep the parade as one of the biggest in the County.For businesses it is an opportunity to get in front of 10,000 spectators, for community groups it is a way of getting your cause and group recognised. And for everyone it is a great afternoon out and remember there is always the chance of winning the €500 for the best entry. Chamber President Leonard Watson said “The parade is organised by Letterkenny Chamber and its volunteers are busy raising money from businesses large and small. With the support of businesses we will be able to cover all the costs of the Parade but we are making an appeal for more entries from groups and businesses.“St. Patrick’s Day is always an important event in the calendar and it marks the start of the Spring season for all of us in business. This year it falls once again at a weekend so we are expecting a high number of spectators. This year we are celebrating “Letterkenny Together” and we know everyone will get into the spirit of celebrating all things Irish and show how proud they are of Letterkenny and Donegal.”“This year, in a change from the norm, we are asking walking entries and walking entries attached to motorised floats to assemble at An Grianan Theatre Car Park. The motorised entries will line up as usual along Pearse Road and the walking entries will be filtered in to the parade from the Theatre. So spectators will get the best vantage points from the Main Street.”The Parade starts at 3pm on Sunday 17th March making its way from Station Roundabout (Tesco) via Port Road, through the Main Street past the viewing platform at Market Square to finish in Old Town. Letterkenny St.Patrick’s Day Parade – get involved today was last modified: March 7th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Raising dairy calves: Reading personality of the calves can be important

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Maurice L. Eastridge, Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State UniversityWe know that personality of children in the same family can vary immensely, caused by genetics, birth order, changing parenting styles, and other factors. Have you ever related these differences to dairy calves? Previous research has revealed that food animals that are generally calmer or less reactive, versus more excitable, have improved growth rates, meat quality, and milk production; improved immune function, and decreased physiological responses to stressful events. Dairy cows that are more excitable in the milking parlor produce less milk, milk out slower, and have reduced lifetime production efficiency.Given this prior knowledge, researchers at the Animal Welfare Program at the University of British Columbia conducted a study with 56 dairy calves to identify personality traits that may be associated with feeding behavior and performance. Calves were housed in seven groups with eight calves in each group with access to automatic milk feeders and free choice water, hay, and calf starter. Calves were assigned to 1 of 4 milk-feeding allowances (1.6, 2.1, 2.6, or 3.2 gallons per day of milk) within each group of eight calves, with each group containing two calves on each allowance. Milk was reduced to 50% of the allowance at 42 days of age and reduced by 20% per day from day 50 until calves were completely weaned at day 55. At 27 and 36 days of age, each calf was subjected to three novelty tests (novel environment, human approach, and novel object). Seven different behaviors were scored, but interactive, exploratory-active, and vocal-inactive were the most important in explaining calf behavior. Calves with more exploratory-active began to consume starter at an earlier age and had greater starter intake and overall average daily gain. Calves that were more interactive and vocal-inactive (less vocal) had more unrewarded visits to the milk feeder during the weaning phase. Calf starter also was fed through the automated feeder system, and overall, it took 19 days for the calves to eat 0.10 pounds per day, 36 days to first eat 0.50 pounds per day, and 42.5 days to eat 1.5 pounds per day of calf starter.Some general conclusions from this research are:Personality traits explain individual variability in the development of feeding behavior, solid feed intake and weight gains, and behavioral responses of dairy calves.It is important to identify calves that are struggling to make the transition from milk onto solid feed so that performance and welfare are not compromised. Calves that are struggling with the transition can have an extended transition or other exceptions to assist them with the changes during this critical period.Characterization of calf personalities at around three weeks of age can identify animals that are most likely to make this transition smoothly and to identify calves that would benefit from additional assistance.Calf behavior and performance have been used to access when individual calves are ready to move to an automated milk feeder. Additional evidence is still needed, but information collected during the time calves are using the automated milk feeder may help to identify potential personality differences among calves that warrant variation in the transition of calves to a weaned state.Even though the dairy industry in moving toward more group housing of pre-weaned calves, using the data collected in the automatic milk feeding system and careful daily monitoring of the calves by employees can help to identify health, performance, and personality differences for individual management of the calves to best meet their needs.last_img read more

Confirmed: Google has Acquired Aardvark

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market frederic lardinois Related Posts Maybe Google is also interested in hiring back some of the engineers that left Google for Aardvark. Among them are Ventilla, who used to focus on “strategy for Google’s marketing and monetization initiatives around Adsense and web applications,” co-founder Nathan Still, who was the head of Google News for three years, Javascript specialist Fritz Scheider, and Bill MacCartney, who designed a Q&A system for Google Research before he joined Aardvark.This is not the first time that we’ve heard rumors of an Aardvark acquisition, but in the past the deal either fell through or was nothing more than a rumor. Now, however, we have confirmation that Aardvark has indeed signed with Google. We don’t expect the companies to disclose the exact price of the acquisition, but we expect to see official statements from both of them soon. Earlier this morning, we heard rumors that Google was in the process of acquiring Q&A service Aardvark for around $50 million. Aardvark, which was founded by ex-Google employees, was one of our favorite Web services of 2010, but the company still remains relatively small. Aardvark had around 100,000 users in October 2009. Aardvark co-founder Max Ventilla just confirmed with us that the company has indeed signed a deal with Google, though he didn’t disclose any details.Why would Google be interested in this company? For one, Aardvark’s team has created a very smart algorithm that can route questions to just the right people. On average, almost 90% of all the questions on Aardvark got answered in October 2009, and the quality of these answers was generally very high. Tags:#Google#news#Real-Time Web#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

2018 Personal Finance Virtual Learning Event

first_imgMake plans to join us this week for a 3-day Virtual Learning Event focusing on the soft skills financial counselors and educators need to work effectively with clients and students.EventsTuesday, June 5, 11 a.m.ET:  Understanding Your Client’s Relationship with Money with Dr. Barbara O’NeillWednesday, June 6, 11 a.m. ET: Empathy & Ethics in Personal Finance with Dr. Michael Gutter. This is a 2-hour ethics session.Thursday, June 7, 11 a.m. ET: Communication Essentials for Financial Professionals with Dr. John Grable and Dr. Joe Goetz.All sessions are free. Registration is required. Click on the hyperlinked titles above to register and find out more information about each session.CEUsAll sessions are approved for Continuing Education Units for AFC and CPFC-credentialed participants. The 2-hour ethics session on Wednesday, June 6 meets the annual ethics requirement set by AFCPE. Participants will be required to pass a 10 question quiz after each webinar with a score of 80% or higher to receive a certificate of completion. Quiz takers can then exchange their certificates for CEUs from their accrediting agency.More about our speakersDr. Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D- Financial Resource Management Specialist for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, has been a professor, financial educator, and author for 35 years. She has written over 1,500 consumer newspaper articles and over 125 articles for academic journals, conference proceedings, and other professional publications. She is a certified financial planner (CFP®), chartered retirement planning counselor (CRPC®), accredited financial counselor (AFC), certified housing counselor (CHC), and certified financial educator (CFEd). Dr. O’Neill served as president of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education and is the author of two trade books, Saving on a Shoestring and Investing on a Shoestring, and co-author of  Investing For Your Future,Money Talk: A Financial Guide for Women, and Small Steps to Health and Wealth.  She earned a Ph.D. in family financial management from Virginia Tech and received over three dozen awards for professional achievements and over $900,000 in funding for financial education programs and research.Dr. Michael Gutter is the Associate Dean for Extension – State Program Leader for 4-H Youth Development, Families and Communities for the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida. His BS is in Family Financial Management and his PhD is in Family Resource Management from The Ohio State University with a specialization in Finance. Gutter’s research focuses on examining how socioeconomic status, financial education, personal psychology, and financial socialization are related to financial behaviors. His outreach focuses on improving financial behaviors by increasing knowledge, skills, and access to services.Dr. John Grable, Ph.D., CFP(r) is a professor in the Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics at the University of Georgia. He is an Athletic Association Endowed Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences. His research interests include include financial risk-tolerance assessment, behavioral financial planning, and financial decision making. His work tends to be applied and focused on helping consumers and financial service professionals navigate the increasingly complex financial marketplace. Working with colleagues in the ASPIRE clinic, he is actively engaged in conducting evidence-based research.Dr. Joseph Goetz is an Associate Professor in the department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics at the University of Georgia. His research focuses on financial planning performance and financial therapy; more specifically, within the context of financial planning, he examines the fiduciary standard of care, investment risk tolerance, and pedagogical techniques.Wrap UpJerry Buchko will host a capstone discussion of the week’s webinars on Thursday, June 7 at 1 p.m. ET. Join this informal session to discuss concepts covered in the webinars in more detail, ask questions or share your own experiences.Thursday, June 7, 1 p.m. ET: Capnote Discussion with Jerry Buchko.last_img read more

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