Sharks qualify RFAs Meier, Labanc, but let defenseman walk

first_imgSAN JOSE — The Sharks issued qualifying offers to restricted free agent forwards Timo Meier, Kevin Labanc and Dylan Gambrell but not to defenseman Joakim Ryan, who now becomes an unrestricted free agent.NHL teams had until Tuesday at 2 p.m. (PDT) to issue qualifying offers to RFAs and retain their negotiating rights. Other players to receive qualifying offers were forwards Maxim Letunov and Antti Suomela and defensemen Nick DeSimone and Kyle Wood.Other players who were not qualified were …last_img

Hemp, Lake Erie water quality among several OFU policy priorities for 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Farmers Union added hemp cultivation and specific recommendations for Lake Erie water quality woes in its 2019 statement of public policy proposals.Adopted at its recent state convention in Lima, OFU’s “Special Orders of Business” outline the organization’s legislative and executive branch priorities on both the state and national level for the year.Two topics new on OFU’s slate this year are industrial hemp production in Ohio and a call for state political leaders to lessen the tax burden on Ohio’s woodlands.“While we are grateful for the recent changes to the CAUV formula, there still exists issues with some outlandish tax assessments on woodlands around the state. Woodlands provide immense environmental benefits and we’ll be talking to state leaders this year about tweaks to their valuation for tax purposes,” said Joe Logan, OFU president. “With harmful algal blooms and other water quality issues, we need to make sure we don’t negatively incentivize farmers and rural landowners regarding conservation.”Logan is also optimistic about the prospects for industrial hemp production in Ohio. Since the 2018 Farm Bill lifted the federal prohibition on the cultivation of industrial hemp, Logan said he’s been contacted by a growing number of farmers and even a Texas state ag official looking for information on what Ohio’s approach will be to the crop.“The ball is in the state of Ohio’s court — and I know that officials at the Ohio Dept. of Agriculture are aware that there’s a growing number of farmers who may wish to diversify by adding hemp to their crop rotation,” Logan said. “The Ohio Farmers Union supports a state hemp program, but only in the event that it’s designed to work and be available to all farmers in all parts of the state.”Logan said hemp is a unique and versatile crop for the fiber to the oil derived from the plant. He does sound a note of caution however regarding the market outlook.“There are a few ‘get rich quick’ ideas out there,” he said. “Farmers need to do their homework and be aware of how the markets work now and have a plan.”OFU also tweaked its nutrient management and Lake Erie water quality special order. The family farm organization is continuing to support former Gov. John Kasich’s executive order, which identified eight watersheds feeding the harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie’s western basin. OFU’s lengthy proposal boils down to accepting impaired or distressed status for those watersheds and using funds available through SB 299 (2018) for soil testing in those areas and eventual suspension of manure spreading in “hot spots.”“We believe the state should use federal EPA’s ‘adaptive management’ concept which would allow for constant review of the data and reassessment of any action plans,” Logan said. “We believe that state agencies working with researchers and the affected farmers can ultimately manage this situation so that any prohibitions or additional regulations would be lifted when the local data reflects a return to acceptable phosphorous loads.”Also included in OFU’s policy proposals this year:A statement that USDA should respect the will of Congress on SNAP work requirements;Renewed support for the renewable fuel standard and condemnation of the overuse of so-called “hardship waivers” by the fossil fuel industry;Increased accountability for state and federal agricultural commodity check-off programs;A slate of healthcare reform proposals that would benefit rural Americans;Support for a solar energy project in Highland County;A moratorium on monopolistic, anti-competitive corporate mergers in ag industry;Tax credits for sellers of farmland to beginning farmers in Ohio; and,Support for the Buy American Agricultural Act.Follow this link to read the 2019 OFU Special Orders in their entirety.last_img read more

4 promising open source projects for 2018

first_imgThis year has been a year of massive growth in open source. While almost any developer knows frameworks such as React and projects like Docker (moby), in 2017 the number of open source projects on GitHub grew from around 35 million to over 62 million.See also: Is IoT all about low-tech and simple APIsAs open source is expected to continue to grow and standardize more development fields, here is a short preview of some of the most promising candidates to rise in 2018. Most of them were built around the growing realization that the age of components has just begun and that applications in 2018 will be built using encapsulated, composable and styled components as building blocks – which should be easily shared and used in our different applications.1. VueAlthough already widely known and very buzzy, Vue is increasing in adoption in the community and organizations and might very well become an even competitor for frameworks such as React in 2018. It is a library for building interactive web interfaces and provides a simple, flexible API for its data-reactive components. It has a simple, minimal core with an incrementally adoptable stack that can handle apps of any scale. It’s lightweight, simplicity and community adoption position it as one of the most promising candidates for massive growth in 2018.2. BitBit is an extension for your Git repositories that enables you to share parts from their existing source-code and natively integrate them into other repos, without having to set up and maintain additional repositories/packages.Any subset of files from your Git repo can be easily tracked and shared as a reusable component, creating a playlist-like collection of components to be used by different team members and projects. You and your team can share and discover components, collaborate, get updates and stay in sync.3. Styled ComponentsWith over 10k stars in just a few months (and keeps gaining popularity), this project allows you to write actual CSS code to style your components. It also removes the mapping between components and styles, so using components as a low-level styling construct becomes very simple. This is nothing less than a milestone in the upcoming future of styling components.4. Apollo GraphQL (with React)Apollo is a A fully-featured, production-ready caching GraphQL client for every server or UI frameworkReact-Apollo is a convenient yet powerful way to bind GraphQL queries to your React components so that you can focus on developing your UI while data fetching and management get out of the way. At the same time, it has all of the hooks and extension points for you to be fully in control. Tags:#api#Bit#featured#Internet of Things#IoT#vue Jonathan Saring Related Posts How APIs and Machine Learning are Evolving The Fast Pace of Facial Recognition Innovation Websockets and IoT: Why don’t the two go together? Joni Sar is on the www.bitsrc.io team, working to build great open-source things with and for the community. Feel free to get in touch. Building a Predictive Analytics Model From Scratchlast_img read more

Punjab govt. seeks hike in MSP of crops

first_imgIn a bid to alleviate the woes of the State’s distressed farmers, the Punjab government has sought a hike in the Minimum Support Price of various crops for the 2019-20 rabi season from the Central government.The State agriculture department has come out with a detailed proposal for hike in the MSP of wheat crop from ₹1,840 per quintal in 2018-19 to ₹2,710 in 2019-20, and barley from ₹1,440 to ₹1,974 per quintal.Gram, mustard prices“The proposal, submitted to the Commission for Agriculture Costs and Prices, also seeks a hike in the MSP of gram from the earlier ₹4,620 to ₹5,631 per quintal, and of rapeseed and mustard from ₹4,200 to ₹5,384 per quintal,” an official statement said on Wednesday.Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said the hike was necessary for promoting crops like barley, gram, rapeseed and mustard in the State, to give the much-needed push for crop diversification that would help arrest the deleting groundwater table in Punjab.“While the State government had taken all possible steps to ease the problems of farmers, including farm debt waiver, the Centre’s intervention was needed to support these measures, especially in the matter of MSP which was under its control,” he said.Swaminathan reportThe Chief Minister also reiterated his demand for full implementation of the M.S. Swaminathan Commission report to ensure the much-needed improvement in the agriculture system and better remuneration for the farmers.last_img read more

Bahamas deficit to be higher by 95m

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 11, 2017 – Nassau – We are hearing it again, that national debt is down from 13.6 percent to 12.9 percent but new in a media report, is information that the Finance Minister is now grappling with a deficit which will soar by almost $100m.   Deputy Prime Minister, Peter Turnquest said the government’s shortage in funds to manage the country is no longer $500m, but is now $595m.The news comes as the IMF reveals in an October report that The Bahamas will see its deficit widen due in part to a surge in Baha Mar related imports of goods and services to complete the resort.   Eventually, the IMF is predicting, things will level out to a lower deficit but even then The Bahamas will not be where it wants or should be fiscally and this will mean, many FNM plans and promises will not see the light of day during this financial year which does not end until next year July.#MagneticMediaNews#nationaldebtisdown Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #nationaldebtisdownlast_img read more

Seat Minimó concept brings a twee electric car to Geneva

first_img See All 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata review: Club life isn’t for everyone, and that’s OK 50 Photos • reading • Seat Minimó concept brings a twee electric car to Geneva Seat Minimó concept is all about urban mobility Mar 7 • The Ferrari F8 Tributo is the last of the nonhybrid V8s Mar 7 • New Peugeot 208 debuts i-Cockpit with 3D HUD Combo dashboard Post a comment 0 Share your voice 2019 Mazda CX-9 review: Losing its edge? Concept Cars Electric Cars As cars become rolling platforms of technology, we’re starting to see them pop up in odd places. CES is now practically its own auto show, and recently, VW Group’s Spanish division Seat unveiled a concept car at MWC, the world’s biggest phone show, in its hometown Barcelona. But now, it’s made its way to the Geneva Motor Show.To be fair, the Seat Minimó concept is only barely a car. Seat actually refers to it as a quadricycle, taking some aspects of cars and blending them with some aspects of motorcycles. It’s a tiny little guy, with enough space for two people and little else. If you want to bring a passenger and a suitcase, you’ll have to stow the suitcase out back, exposed to the elements.As for the interior, it’s on the minimalist side. The doors are hinged to make it possible for you to get in and out in tight spaces, and the front seat slides forward to offer passenger access. The dashboard is straightforward, with your standard steering wheel and brakes, in addition to a gauge cluster screen that appears to double as an infotainment system.Enlarge ImageIt’s like a Renault Twizy, but way less dorky. Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow That small footprint may not help with hauling, but since this concept is built for urbanites, its tiny dimensions should leave it well suited to handle tight corners and busy streets. It also happens to be electric, which means it’ll be no problem in European city centers that have implemented diesel bans or congestion charges for gas guzzlers. The Minimó concept is designed not to be owned, but to be shared — it’s not something Seat envisions living in your driveway. Instead, it will be out and about all day, lending itself to urbanites in need of a ride. To that end, it’ll keep downtime to a minimum thanks to a hot-swappable battery that slides out from underneath the body. Seat estimates this could reduce car-sharing operation costs by some 50 percent, since there’ll be little if any downtime. Its battery is small, but since everything is small, range clocks in at a decent 62 miles.Other bits of the concept’s tech are also aimed at the mobility market. There’s no physical key — access is found digitally, using a smart device. That same device can bring navigation into the car by way of wireless Android Auto. The concept relies on human drivers, but it could theoretically be outfitted to run autonomously, becoming even more efficient by minimizing the time it spends idle. Apr 17 • The 2020 Jaguar XE gets its first major visual refresh Geneva Motor Show 2019 Tags Geneva Motor Show 2019 Mobile World Congress 2019 More From Roadshow 2019 Audi TT Roadster review: The exit interview Mar 8 • VW is still ‘100 percent’ investigating a pickup truck for the USlast_img read more

Streamy Awards 2019 Return to YouTube for Exclusive LiveStream

first_imgFan submissions for the 9th Annual Streamy Awards are now open via the Streamys website and will close at 11:59 p.m. PT on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. The full list of awards categories for the 9th Annual Streamy Awards is available at streamys.org/categories. (Submissions for the Streamys Brand Awards are already closed.)This year’s Streamy Awards will highlight global creators with three international awards recognizing creators from Asia-Pacific; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; and Latin America. Additionally, a new “technology” subject award has been added to recognize tech and consumer programming, how-tos, and breakdowns.Streamy Awards nominees and winners are determined by an independent judging body of creators, executives, and other experts in the online video industry. Fans will be able to vote for their favorite nominees in the two Audience Choice categories — Creator of the Year and Show of the Year.The 9th Annual Streamy Awards are produced by Dick Clark Productions and Tubefilter, and executive produced by DCP’s Ariel Elazar, Rika Camizianos, Alexi Mazareas and Michael Nieporent as well as Streamy Awards founders Drew Baldwin and Joshua Cohen. The 9th Annual Streamy Awards will again be available to stream live on YouTube exclusively.The 2019 awards ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on Friday, Dec. 13 and will stream live globally on YouTube via youtube.com/streamys.Videos from the 2018 Streamy Awards received over 6.9 million views on YouTube. Views of the live stream last year increased 73% from the 2016 show, which also streamed on YouTube. (The 2017 Streamy Awards were live-streamed on Twitter.)The Streamy Awards comprises 50 awards honoring excellence in a variety of content verticals and areas of expertise. The 9th Annual Streamy Awards is broken up into three separate sections — the Streamy Awards, the Streamys Brand Awards (returning for the second year), and the Streamys Purpose Awards (returning for a third year) — each representing a distinct set of categories with a shared theme. Silicon Valleywood: Content Creators Discuss if Storytelling is Driven by Data YouTube Rings in Era of Ad-Supported Originals By Making ‘Cobra Kai’ Free to Watch Popular on Variety Related ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Undaunted Even 1 lakh FIRs wont slow our fight says Mamata

first_imgKolkata: Stating that the country is experiencing a state of “super emergency”, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has assured that her fight of justice for the people will continue, even if lakhs of FIRs are lodged against her and her party colleagues.While reacting on the FIR lodged against her and the arrest of her party’s MPs, MLA and minister at Silchar, the Chief Minister said: “They keep lodging FIRs against us. It is interesting that I am sitting in Bengal and an FIR has been lodged in Assam…we don’t mind even if 1 lakh FIRs are lodged against us for fighting for the rights of common people.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeBanerjee said that she has spoken to the Union Home minister Rajnath Singh during her visit to Delhi and the latter has assured her that there will be no harassment of common people. “My question is that then why have our MPs been harassed today?” she asked.She maintained in the same breath: “We are actually in a situation of super-emergency. There is no democracy in the country.”Condemning the arrest of her party colleagues, the Chief Minister said: “They went there for a better cause. My question is that if everything is normal and peaceful in Assam, then why has section 144 of CrPC been imposed in all the districts? Why were they (TMC MPs, MLA and minister) stopped when two of them wanted to go ahead at a time instead of marching together in a group? They just wanted to go to the convention centre and return after speaking to some people there.” “Our fight will continue for the sake of common people. We will never step back,” she added.She further added that there is no democratic right in the country. “Senior journalists are being beaten up,” she said, adding that the Army personnel from Assam, who are deployed in borders, are also worried about their family members.last_img read more

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