By Andy Eubank – Dec 10, 2014 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News NCGA Applauds House Subcommittee for Advancing Food Labeling Discussion NCGA Applauds House Subcommittee for Advancing Food Labeling Discussion The National Corn Growers Association applauded the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health for holding a hearing Wednesday regarding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s role in regulating GMOs and the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. The hearing serves to advance an ongoing open, transparent conversation about the importance of this technology both to farmers and consumers. Furthermore, it highlighted that a science-based federal solution to the labeling debate is necessary to provide all parties with the certainty that they need.“With activist and special interest groups continually attempting to impose state-level measures that would lead to further confusion and increase grocery bills for American consumers, this hearing is an important step toward a real solution,” said NCGA Trade Policy and Biotechnology Chair John Linder, a farmer from Ohio. “Food labeling decisions should be left to scientific experts and not dictate by agenda-driven activists. We hope that this public discussion helps bring clarity, and we look forward to working with lawmakers in the new Congress to advance this important piece of legislation.”The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, authored by Representatives Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) and G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), would eliminate consumer confusion created by a state-by-state patchwork of labeling laws, advance food safety, inform consumers and provide consistency in labeling. The legislation reaffirms the FDA as America’s preeminent authority on food safety and labeling requirements, requires the FDA to approve all new GMO ingredients before they are brought to market and establishes federal standards for companies that wish to voluntarily label their products for the absence or presence of GMO food ingredients.NCGA, as a member of the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food, works to advance clear, science-based food labeling. Following costly mandatory-labeling ballot initiatives that were recently voted down in Oregon, Colorado and Washington State, CFSAF believes now is the time for Congress to adopt a national, consistent, labeling standard that protects consumers, famers and food manufacturers.“Today’s hearing makes clear that Congress is taking this issue very seriously,” said CFSAF Spokeswoman Claire Parker. “Representatives Pompeo and Butterfield are to be commended for advancing a bipartisan solution that will ensure consumers’ grocery prices are not subject to the whims of activists traveling from state to state. Consumers deserve consistent, clear labeling guidelines no matter where they are in the United States-not misinformation, loopholes and inconsistencies.”Studies have shown that mandated GMO labeling would increase grocery prices for consumers by hundreds of dollars per year as food companies construct multiple supply streams, design new labels, acquire additional warehouse space and create new transportation routes. A recent study by Cornell University found that GMO labeling would increase grocery costs for an average family by $500 per year. Consumers would be forced to bear these increased costs despite the fact that more than 1,000 peer reviewed studies and the world’s most respected health and safety authorities – including the American Medical Association, the World Health Organization and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration – have determined that GM food ingredients are safe.The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food is a broad-based coalition representing the entire American agriculture food chain. The Coalition is committed to increasing understanding about the science and safety of GM technology and to advocating for a federal labeling solution. For more information about the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food standard, visit www.cfsaf.org.Source: NCGA Facebook Twitter Previous articleAdvanced Energy Providing Thousands of JobsNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter SHARE
In announcing its virtual fall season, the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) lists a new series, a musical, and a world premiere among its offerings.“A.R.T.’s virtual fall programming engages local artists and amplifies their work in a new series called Virtually Oberon, and also includes special programming for children and their grown-ups with our new all-ages musical, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk: A Musical Adventure,’” said Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus.Under the leadership of Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, the fall will include three conversation series: Behind the Scenes, featuring A.R.T. artists making work; Civically Speaking, examining politics, history, and the meaning of democracy; and ‘The Lunch Room,’ A.R.T.’s popular weekly talk show. Later this fall, the A.R.T. will be co-producing the world premiere of a new play in partnership with four theaters across the country.“We believe in the transformative potential of shared space and shared experience, and we look forward to inviting audiences back into our spaces for ‘1776’ and other future productions when health and safety guidelines allow,” said Paulus. “In the meantime, we are excited about partnering with our audiences in new ways this fall.”Virtually Oberon events and “Jack and the Beanstalk” will have a suggested ticket price along with a pay-what-you-can option; “The Lunch Room” and virtual events in the Civically Speaking and Behind the Scenes series are free and supported by donations. Tickets can be purchased and registrations secured now for select events at americanrepertorytheater.org; additional shows and events will be available later this fall.In addition to the virtual programming and events listed below, A.R.T. is centering several ongoing collaborations and partnerships:With Lisa Yancey and the Yancey Consulting team, to build an anti-racist practice and anti-oppressive organization. A.R.T will share new actions on its social media channels and website, aggregating these actions into summary reports on a quarterly basis. The first report will specifically address the BIPOC Demands for White American Theatre, to be released by Nov. 16.With the Healthy Buildings Program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, to create new editions of our “Roadmap for Recovery and Resilience for Theater,” a living document for cultural venues around the country to access public health strategies for safety and resilience.With the Harvard Center for Wellness and Health Promotion (CWHP), integrating wellness practices and workshops into our audience experience to foster connection and well-being, particularly during this time of isolation and uncertainty.For more information, including dates and ticket prices, visit the A.R.T. website.
The pan-flat 167 kilomtre route takes the riders inland from Rota to Alcalá de Guadaíra.Ireland’s Nicolas Roche is 3rd overall – 15 seconds behind race leader Esteban Chaves of Columbia.Dan Martin is 4th – 9 seconds further back.
They beat Presentation Secondary Thurles 0-6 to 0-5 to claim the provincial title.The keenly contested final was played in Templetuohy.
Paris, France | AFP |Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo leads the nominees unveiled on Thursday for the Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017 award.The 32-year-old Portuguese captain is favourite to retain the title he won last year after success in both the Champions League and La Liga.Among the 24 men’s nominees are Ronaldo’s Real Madrid teammates Dani Carvajal, Toni Kroos, Marcelo, Luka Modric, Keylor Navas and Sergio Ramos.The list also includes Barcelona rivals Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, as well as Paris Saint-Germain’s record signing Neymar.Champions League finalists with Juventus, Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and teammate Paulo Dybala are also in the running, alongside former Juventus player Leonardo Bonucci, who has since signed for AC Milan.The other nominees include Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Harry Kane (Tottenham), N’Golo Kante (Chelsea), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) and Arturo Vidal (Bayern Munich).Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane heads the list of 12 nominees for the men’s coach of the year award.Other candidates include Antonio Conte, who led Chelsea to the English title, Manchester United’s Europa League-winning coach Jose Mourinho and Massimiliano Allegri of Juventus. Zidane has enjoyed a glorious year in charge of Madrid as they successfully defended the European Cup — the first team to do so in the Champions League era.Real also won La Liga, the first time they had been champions of Spain and Europe in the same year since 1958.He has won seven trophies since succeeding Rafael Benitez as coach of Madrid in January last year, including the UEFA Super Cup and Spanish Super Cup this month.Last year’s winner Carli Lloyd of the United States is one of ten nominees for the women’s award. The Houston Dash midfielder had a loan spell at Manchester City last season.Barcelona forward Lieke Martens and Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema, both winners of the women’s Euro 2017 with the Netherlands, are also on the list.The winners will be decided by a jury of club and international coaches, media representatives and fans.The prize — one of a new set of awards organised by FIFA following their split with Ballon d’Or organisers France Football magazine — will be handed over in London on October 23.Share on: WhatsApp
Almost 150 talented teenagers have been selected for England Golf’s U16 regional boys’ and girls’ coaching squads. They include Surrey’s Martha Lewis, the runner-up at the English U13 girls’ championship, (image © Leaderboard Photography); Warwickshire’s Tom Charley, the runner-up in the English boys’ U14 championship; and Northumberland’s Matty Lamb, who won the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters. The squads, which cover 10 regions, are the first rung on the ladder of England Golf’s national coaching structure. The players will train over the winter months with a mix of group coaching, matches and one-to-one sessions with their coaches. “We aim to give our talented young players the best golf development experience available,” commented Nigel Edwards, England Golf’s Performance Director. “In return, we expect the players to commit themselves to a programme of golf coaching and physical training that will set them up for life.” The players selected for the squads are: North Girls, coached by JJ Vallely Briony Bayles (Bishop Auckland, Durham) Aimee Goodlad (Castle Eden, Durham) Jessica Hall (Bishop Auckland, Durham) Kitana Hollins (Ramside, Durham) Niamh Lendrum (Parklands, Northumberland) Natasha Slater (Furness, Cumbria) Alexandra Stevenson (Beamish Park, Durham) Caitlin Whitehead (Kendal, Cumbria) Boys, coached by Kendal McWade Jack Ainscough (Castle Eden, Durham) Benjamin Bailey (Wynyard, Durham) Matty Lamb (Hexham, Northumberland) Ryan Lamb (Boldon, Durham) William Skipp (Eaglescliffe, Durham) Nicholas Sowerby (Appleby, Cumbria) Cameron Wallace (Seaton Carew, Durham) James Wilson (Close House, Northumberland) The North strength and conditioning coach is Teleri Hamilton. North West Girls, coached by Steve Astle. Louisa Brunt (Ashton-Under-Lyme, Lancashire) Ana Dawson (Peel, Isle of Man) Lauren Green (West Lancashire, Lancashire) Freya Johnson (Royal Liverpool, Cheshire) Lucy Jamieson (Heswall, Cheshire), Isobel Wardle (Prestbury, Cheshire) Boys, coached by Pete Barber Joseph Bannan (Manchester, Lancashire) Callum Blinkhorn (Southport & Ainsdale, Lancashire) Joshua Curtis (Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Cheshire) Max Conway (Formby, Lancashire) Rhys Nevin-Wharton (Sandiway, Cheshire) Michael Sumner (Formby, Lancashire) The North West strength and conditioning coach is Nick Jones. Yorkshire Girls, coached by Andy Nicholson Kirsty Beckwith (Alwoodley) Megan Clarke (Cleckheaton & District) Milly Eaton (Skipton) Olivia Hamilton (Cleckheaton & District) Georgia Holden (Lightcliffe) Abigail Smee (Ganstead Park) Jessica Smee (Ganstead Park) Jessica Stephenson (Middlesbrough) Boys, coached by Steve Robinson Aaron Nairn (Rotherham) Tom North (Howley Hall) Ryan Hampton (Rotherham) George Heath (Wakefield) Charlie Daughtrey (Rotherham) William Eardley (Pannal) Kealan Lowe (Wheatley) James Swash (Middlesbrough) The Yorkshire strength and conditioning coach is Brendan Chaplin. East Midlands Girls, coached by John Mellor Ellie Darnell (Wellingborough, Northants) Jade Guest (Gog Magog, Cambs & Hunts) Billie-Jo Smith (Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire) Emily Smith (Royston, Hertfordshire) Lois Williamson (Boston, Lincolnshire) Boys, coached by Lysa Jones Jake Benson (Beeston Fields, Nottinghamshire) Corby Cartwright (Cosby, Leicestershire & Rutland) Oliver Drew (Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire) Callum Farr (Priors Hall, Northamptonshire) Benjamin Jones (Brampton Heath, Northamptonshire) Hugo Kedzlie (Spalding, Lincolnshire) Daniel O’Loughlin (Ruddington Grange, Nottinghamshire) Charlie Salter (Whittlebury Park, Northamptonshire) Robin Williams (Peterborough Milton, Northamptonshire) The East Midlands strength and conditioning coach is Paul Farquharson. West Midlands Girls, coached by Matt Whall Alice Brooks (Gaudet Luce, Worcestershire & Herefordshire) Sophie Johnson (Telford, Shropshire) Morgan Thomas (Beau Desert, Staffordshire) Lucy Walton, The Worcestershire, Worcestershire & Herefordshire) Boys, coached by David Brooks James Bowen (Olton, Warwickshire) Ryan Chadwick (Trentham, Staffordshire) Alex Chapman (Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire) Tom Charley (Stoneleigh Deer Park, Warwickshire) William Enefer (The Wrekin, Shropshire & Herefordshire) Luke Northwood (Kenilworth, Warwickshire) The West Midlands strength and conditioning coach is Ben Langdown. East Girls, coached by Roly Hitchcock Eloise Aldous (Newton Green, Suffolk) Alice Barlow (Newton Green, Suffolk) Eleanor Brown (Barnham Broom, Norfolk) Ashley Croft (Stockbrook Manor, Essex) Chelsea-Mae Laundon (Chelmsford, Essex) Chloe Rowswell (Eaton, Norfolk) Amelia Williamson (Royal Cromer, Norfolk) Boys, coached by Chris Jenkins Toby Briggs (Dunston Hall, Norfolk) Ryan Cox (Warley Park, Essex) Jack Dyer (Rochford Hundred, Essex) Callum Hilton (The Warren, Essex) Dylan Mahmut (Romford, Essex) Lewis Whiting (Haverhill, Suffolk) The East strength and conditioning coach is Ashley Cook. Thames Valley Girls, coached by Mark Day. Gemma Allman (Stanmore, Middlesex) Megan Dennis (Woburn, Buckinghamshire) Sophie Faulkner (Whipsnade Park, Hertfordshire) Priya Pankhania (Pinner Hill, Middlesex) Daniella Ubasa (Pinner Hill, Middlesex) Hannah Screen (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire) Julia Warke (Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire) Charlotte West (Harewood Downs, Buckinghamshire) Boys, coached by Rob Watts Michael East (Castle Royal, BB&O [Berks, Bucks & Oxon]) Steven Stanhope (Frilford Heath, BB&O) John Gough (Stoke Park, BB&O) Luke Hynes (Porters Park, Hertfordshire) Joshua Taylor (Mill Green, Hertfordshire) Elliot Wills (Beaconsfield, BB&O) Khush Patel (Bush Hill Park, Middlesex) Jack Drennan (Highgate, Middlesex) Harry Goddard (Mid Herts, Hertfordshire) Danny Daniels (The Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire) The Thames Valley strength and conditioning coach is Tony Sephton. South East Girls, coached by Matt Antell Nicole Amos (Faversham, Kent) Penelope Brown (Worthing, Sussex) Sharna Dutrieux (Wrotham Heath, Kent) Cloe Frankish (Chart Hills, Kent) Mollie Lawrence (Rochester & Cobham, Kent) Ainee O’Connor (Sundridge Park, Kent) Nicola Smith (Sittingbourne, Kent) Nicole Stewart (Chart Hills, Kent) Boys, coached by Steve Orr Joshua Barley (Chart Hills, Kent) Tom Harrison (Nevill, Sussex) Charlie Hilton (Ifield, Sussex) Max Jordan (Langley Park, Kent) Tom Jordan (Langley Park, Kent) Nathan Longley (Worthing, Sussex) Tom O’Reilly (Sidcup, Kent) Samuel Stedman (Chart Hills, Kent) Charlie Strickland (Ham Manor, Sussex) Thomas Thurloway (Mannings Heath, Sussex) The South East strength and conditioning coach is Rod Goldup. South Girls, coached by Alex Saary Amber Chana (Foxhills, Surrey) Sarah-Jane Dalgliesh (Laleham, Surrey) Annabell Fuller (Roehampton, Surrey) Bethany Goater (Hockley, Hampshire) Martha Lewis (St George’s Hill, Surrey) Jemma Milton (Hankley Common, Surrey) Boys, coached by John Noble Cameron Bell (Woodcote Park, Surrey) Harvey Byers (Walton Heath, Surrey) Alfredo Curbishley (Burhill, Surrey) Tom Farrow-Smith (North Hants, Hampshire) Zac Jenkins (Wentworth, Surrey) Scott Murray (Wentworth, Surrey) Joshua Oddy (Westridge, Isle of Wight) Max O’Hagan (West Hill, Surrey) Conor Richards (Shanklin and Sandown, Isle of Wight) The South strength and conditioning coach is Matt Bramhall. South West Girls, coached by Scott Godfrey Grace Connelly (The Vale, Worcestershire) Caitlin Evans-Brand (Yelverton, Devon) Megan Giles (St Mellion, Cornwall) Charlotte Heeps (Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire) Chloe Howard (Boringdon Park, Devon) Ebonie Lewis (Knowle, Gloucestershire) Emily Toy (Carlyon Bay, Cornwall) Boys, coached by John Jacobs Jamie Amor (Marlborough, Wiltshire) George Carroll (The Dorset, Dorset) James Cooper (Cumberwell Park, Wiltshire) Daniel Guy (Churston, Devon) Matthew Hibbs (Broome Manor, Wiltshire) Harrison Ottley-Woodd (Cotswold Hills, Gloucestershire) Joshua Phillips (The Players, Gloucestershire) Nicholas Ramshaw (Thornbury, Gloucestershire) James Robinson (Bristol & Clifton, Gloucestershire) Tom Trowbridge (Tiverton, Devon) The South West strength and conditioning coach is James Marshall. 5 Dec 2013 Talented teenagers selected for England U16 squads
COMEBACKING FANTASTIC STYLE TAKES GRADE III, $100,000 LAS FLORES STAKES BY FOUR HANDY LENGTHS UNDER BEJARANO; BAFFERT FILLY GETS SIX FURLONGS IN 1:08.79
ARCADIA, Calif. (March 20, 2016)–Comebacking Fantastic Style picked up where she left off Sunday at Santa Anita, as she cruised to a four length win under Rafael Bejarano in the Grade III, $100,000 Las Flores Stakes. Trained by Bob Baffert, she carried the red, white and blue colors of owner Kaleem Shah six furlongs in a rapid 1:08.79.Idle since a smashing 3 ½ length win in the Grade II Great Lady M Stakes on July 11 at Los Alamitos, Fantastic Style sat second to speedy longshot Amaranth down the backside, seized command leaving the quarter pole and went on to win in-hand.Off at 1-2 in a field of five older fillies and mares, Fantastic Style paid $3.00, $2.40 and $2.10.“I decided to use her a little bit from the gate to stay close,” said Bejarano. “I sat second the whole way and I knew the five, Amaranth, was done. She’s been working really well in the mornings, so I think she’s getting better and better.”In posting her third consecutive win and her fifth from seven overall starts, Fantastic Style, a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred filly by Harlan’s Holiday, picked up $60,000 for the win, increasing her earnings to $332,000.“She just cruised,” said Mike Marlow, assistant to Baffert. “He (Bejarano) was loaded all the way. She was off for a while but Bob had her ready. She was really impressive. It was a good comeback race.”Ben’s Duchess ran-on well from off the pace for second money and was ridden out past the wire by Abel Lezcano. Off at 6-1, she finished 3 ¾ lengths in front of Cadet Roni and paid $4.20 and $2.60.Ridden by Gary Stevens, Cadet Roni out-finished Finest City by a neck. Off at 5-1, she paid $2.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.09, 44.66 and 56.50.Racing resumes on Thursday at Santa Anita, with first post time for an eight-race card at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m.
QPR striker Djibril Cisse should be fit to make his home debut against Wolves on Saturday despite being taken off at Aston Villa.Rangers’ new signing scored on his first appearance for the club and was hugely impressive.He was substituted in the second half of the 2-2 draw because of slight cramp rather than an injury, and is not expected to have any problems making the squad this weekend.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Are you getting ready to record a music video? Try out any these four effects to add some style and texture to your production.Music videos are some of my favorite projects to work on. There’s so much room for creative expression, visual storytelling, and inventive camera shots. Sometimes, though, music videos can get pretty stale. It’s the same garage rock band playing in a giant empty warehouse — or a SoundCloud rapper throwing stacks out of a fresh new Benz. So, why not approach your music video with some offbeat techniques to make yours stand out? 1. Half-Speed RecordingDo you remember all of those jams in the ’90s that featured some dude on a beach singing in a white linen shirt with the wind blowing through his hair? Most of those videos appeared to be in slow motion, but the singer seemed to stay in sync with the normal timed track. This is the half-speed recording trick.To pull off this effect, take your song and double the speed in Adobe Audition. Then, record the video in 48fps and lip-sync to the sped-up song. Now when you take it into Premiere during editing, all you have to do is slow the footage down to 50 percent and it will sync up with the original timing.2. Double-Speed RecordingThe double-speed effect is basically the exact opposite of the half-speed effect. This is where the singer appears to be moving in normal speed, but everything around him is moving at double time. To record this effect, reverse the half-speed instructions; slow down your song by 200 percent, and record your artist lip-syncing to the slowed-down track. Now, once you bring it into Premiere, slow down the footage by 50 percent, and it will sync up.3. Reverse RecordingIf you have ever seen the music video for “The Scientist” by Coldplay, you know the effect we’re talking about here. This is where your footage is playing in reverse, but your subject seems to be synced with the lyrics.So take your song and reverse it in Audition. It’s going to sound weird, and the lyrics won’t make any sense anymore, but to sync properly, you need to try and write down phonetically what lyrics you might be hearing. Once you’ve listened to the reversed track enough, you’ll be able to lip-sync to these nonsense words (as best as you can). Record the video with some cool effects that will look good backwards, like things blowing up or being thrown into the air. Once you’ve finished the recording, all you have to do is reverse the clip in Premiere to get your desired effect. (Note: it takes quite a bit of practice to get the reversed lyrics memorized, so plan to spend some time on it.)4. Old-School Film LookA favorite of indie bands and hipsters alike, the old school film effect is a music video classic. It’s an interpretation of the old home movies recorded on 8mm film that gives your video a home-grown nostalgic feel. This effect doesn’t have any special recording needs, so just record a synced video with the normal audio track.Bring it into Premiere, and in the effects tab, add the Posterize Time effect to your clip. This is going to lower your clip’s frame rate. in the settings, lower the frame rate to about 8fps to get a stop-motion type feel.For a more detailed film look, you can add a film grain on top. Check out the 4K film grain overlays available from RocketStock — and plenty of other packs for a little something extra in your production.Looking for more video production tutorials? Check these out.The Benefits of Working with 4K Footage in a 1080 SequenceWhat Else Can You Do with Your 360° and VR Video Footage?Everything to Know About Layer Styles in After EffectsFree Practical Lighting Techniques for a Cinematic LookVideo Tutorial: Creative Video and Photo Ideas using Fireworks
If you are going to be successful, you are going to have to work with people with whom you disagree. The more effectively you can do so, the better leader you become.The fastest and easiest way to get what you need from somebody is to help them get what they need. What they need is always something deeper than what is presented. What you need is also always something deeper than what you present.What you heard and what was said are different. Work harder to discern what was said and don’t worry so much about what you heard.Persuasion is better than force. Force is often the tool of choice for the unpersuasive. Persuasion generates buy-in. Force generates resistance.At their core, all problems are the result of a scarcity mindset and a lack of resourcefulness. The universe knows no scarcity. Perhaps not coincidentally, neither does the human imagination.All human beings seek meaning, significance. They need to know that they matter and that they can make a difference. We follow people who provide that meaning.The fastest way to cure a foul mood is to do something to help someone else. The second fastest way is to exercise. The best way to avoid a foul mood in the first place is to get enough sleep.You are the greatest obstacle to your own success. The sooner you recognize this fact and act on it the sooner you produce better results in all areas of your life.You have a story that you tell about yourself. Change the meaning of the events in that story and you change your future (for good or for ill).Adversity is a gift cleverly wrapped in a breath-taking challenge. Unwrap it and grow.Each day, the sun rises in the East and sets in the West. This is true no matter what happens on this little spinning rock we call home. Don’t worry too much.