Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 68 | State Fair wraps up and high oleic soybeans get going

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Ag Net Podcast joins the Ohio Ag Net crew of Joel Penhorwood, Matt Reese, and Ty Higgins as they recover from the 2018 Ohio State Fair. They reflect on some of their best memories of the Ohio State Fair.Ty Higgins talks with John Motter, a constant advocate of high oleic soybeans, about some notable changes that hit the industry.Dale Minyo hears from Pat Hord, CEO of Hord Livestock, during the recent Crawford County Fair. The two talk the state of the livestock industry as well as an update to the recently-built livestock facility in Coldwater, MI.last_img read more

7 Data Blogs To Explore

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Data Miners: This is described as a place to read about topics of interest to data miners, ask questions and promote the book authors. Dataspora: The most recent blog post is August but it’s a good one. It explores the seven secrets of data scientists.There are a number of other blogs mentioned in the Quora discussion It’s exciting reading and goes highly recommended. Do you have any recommendations? Several weeks ago, I posted a question on Quora asking for the best data blogs. There have been 26 replies with dozens of blogs recommended. Interestingly, when I looked yesterday Quora showed the top blogs that had been recommended by people in the community.The answer summary from Quora is as follows:Blogs mentioned by more than one answer as of Jan 11, 2011:3 http://blog.smola.org2 http://blog.data-miners.com2 http://blog.okcupid.com2 http://dataspora.com2 http://flowingdata.com2 ttp://hunch.net2 http://www.calculatedriskblog.comThe seven blogs are all of high quality (though if there is one complaint we’d wish some would be updated more often).Flowing Data: In recent blog posts Flowing Data covers how space junk is being tracked. In another post, the blog cites the “State of Wikipedia,” narrated by Jimmy Wales and produced by the talented team at Jesse3. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… In all, Flowing Data explores how “designers, statisticians and computer scientists use data to understand who we are by almost entirely relying on data visualization.”OK Cupid: How can you resist a data blog by the people who produce the best dating site… anywhere. This is a big data blog about the dating world. Great stuff:We’ve compiled our observations and statistics from hundreds of millions of OkCupid user interactions, all to explore the data side of the online dating world.OkCupid has 3.5M active members; these articles have had over 1M unique readers since July ’09The detail is exhaustive and revealing, such as the post about the mathematics of beauty.Smola: An adventure in data land, meant for practitioners who may be turned off by research papers but do want to know the tricks of the trade. Alex Smola describes his blog as a place for those one-page studies that people can explore in 10 minutes. In recent posts he has covered collaborative filtering and how to “compress vectors to reduce memory footprint or to minimize computational cost.” Great for data geeks.Hunch: This is one you don’t forget. John Langford writes the blog. He’s an academic researcher in machine learning and learning theory who at one point was a Herman Goldstine Fellow at IBM. That’s a research fellowship for scientists who study mathematics and computer science. One of its fields of research is in data mining which encompasses a fair degree of machine learning.Fun read. The blog will direct you to new discoveries such as the Geomblog, which covers computational geometry, algorithms, theoretical computer science and life.Calculated Risk Blog: I love deep financial journalism. The Calculated Risk Blog covers finance and economics from a data perspective. In this post he looks at the S&P 500 with a graphic that explores comparisons to the market two and four years ago. It can get complex. He quotesDoug Short:The S&P 500 closed the day down 0.13%. The index is 89.2% above the March 9 2009 closing low, which puts it 18.2% below the nominal all-time high of October 2007.center_img alex williams Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Analysis#cloud 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

GetJar Touts Its “No Fee” Philosophy, Says Developers Keep More Money

first_imgGetJar’s Cut: 0%GetJar doesn’t take a cut of developer revenue and lets developers use whichever billing solution they feel is best, the company says. Although its recent press release regarding Papaya Mobile is referencing only the one development shop, as opposed to statistics relating to average revenues of GetJar developers, it’s notable nonetheless. In an industry where the standard revenue cut from Apple, Google and other platforms is typically 30%, alternatives where developers get to keep more money are always of interest.Of course, for that 30%, developers get the exposure provided by an official application store. And for iPhone app developers, the official store presence is necessary – iPhone users can’t install apps from unofficial sources without jailbreaking their phone.But for Android, things are different. Google will be launching its in-app payment system this quarter, but according to GetJar, it will require Google Checkout, and, “might not be very good – working with only a handful of carriers.” While that may change in time, as much of what Google launches on Android is updated incrementally, it’s good for developers to know about alternatives that can meet their immediate needs in the meantime.Single-Click Checkout, a Billing System AlternativeIn this case, Billing Revolution’s proprietary Single-Click Checkout product lets users conduct credit card transactions from their mobile phones, without needing a username and password. Launched in November at the Open Mobile Summit, the Citibank-sponsored service has users enter in their credit card information only one time, then saves that info for future transactions. It also works on “any device, with any carrier, using any credit or debit card, anywhere in the world,” the service boasts on its company homepage.Says Andy Kleitsch, CEO of Billing Revolution, “we think a 30 percent rev share by Google and Apple is robbery…we’re excited to put more money in the pocket of developers.”Single-Click is one of many solutions to spring up to serve the Android developer community. Others include Zong, BOKU and Super Rewards, to name a few. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement sarah perez What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Third-party mobile application store GetJar is touting its “no fee” philosophy, in an effort to position itself as an alternative to the official app stores from Apple, Google and others. Recently, the company highlighted an example of its success in this area, citing Android developer Papaya Mobile’s first-time conversion rates of 34% and 72% second transaction conversion rates on the GetJar platform. The developer uses an independent checkout solution from Billing Revolution on its Android titles, which charges just $0.15 per transaction. Simply put, that means Papaya Mobile is able to keep more money from its transactions, explains GetJar. Related Posts Tags:#Android#apps#marketing#mobile last_img read more

Controversial IPL cheerleader Gabriella Pasqualotto gets Bollywood offer

first_imgMumbai Indians cheerleader Gabriella Pasqualotto, who was sent home midway through IPL 4 for exposing the antics of some of the top players on a blog, has been offered a role in a major Bollywood movie and has also been invited to the inaugural India Grand Prix in October. According to a report in a South Africa newspaper, the 22-year-old has been flooded with media requests from all over the world since her return to her native country. America’s NBC channel and top radio DJs from Australia have also requested for interviews of her. The South African cheerleader, in a report, has claimed that her blogs were light, fun and innocent and not malicious. “I mentioned Graeme Smith, but that was old news anyway. When I called Aussies ‘naughty’, it was meant as mischievous and not in a sexual way,” Pasqualotto was quoted as saying by The Independent. Pasqualotto’s mother Amanda was furious at the treatment meted out to her daughter by the IPL organisers. “The girls were told to move around in groups, but they packed her into a taxi on her own and sent her off to the airport. She had no airtime, no one called us from the Indian agency despite promising Gabby (Pasqualotto) they would do so. “She had an eight-hour stopover in Dubai and no US dollars to even buy a cup of coffee — we did not even know where she was. It’s a disgrace the way they treated her,” said Amanda. Pasqualotto, meanwhile, said that she was quite happy to stand by her blog and tweets. “I would like to thank everyone on Twitter and Facebook for their support this week and I’m still a big fan of my team, the Mumbai Indians. Maybe there will be a Part III and if there is, it will probably be about this whole debacle,” she said. Pasqualotto was sent back home after she blogged about her role as a cheerleader and the after-dark activities of some of the world’s top cricketers.advertisement- With PTI inputslast_img read more

Pochettino defends out-of-sorts Alli

first_imgTottenham Hotspur Pochettino defends out-of-sorts Alli Joe Wright Last updated 1 year ago 04:29 12/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) dele alli - cropped Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur Watford v Tottenham Hotspur Watford Premier League The England international’s form has dipped markedly in recent weeks but the Spurs boss says critics need some perspective Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has defended Dele Alli in the wake of criticism of his performances.Alli 6/5 to score v WatfordThe England international’s form has dipped markedly in recent weeks, his travails coinciding with a poor run of results for Spurs. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Alli has only scored one Premier League goal since August and struggled to make an impact in defeats to Manchester United, Arsenal and Leicester City, as well as a 1-1 draw with West Brom.Spurs have dropped to seventh in the table as a result of their run, prompting particular scrutiny on the performances of Alli, but Pochettino insists critics must not forget that he is only 21.”I’m so happy with him,” Pochettino said when asked about the midfielder. “Your question is like ‘Oh, Dele Alli is not performing like in the last few years’, but his first few years were the last few seasons, he’s so young.”He needs to find his balance. But I am happy with him. It’s normal we always expect from him, because he’s a very talented player, to score in every game and make unbelievable things. It’s normal sometimes the players are up and down.”The experienced players struggle during [for] 10 months to keep their performance. With Dele, he’s young, it’s normal sometimes to be up and down. I am happy with him.”Spurs travel to face Watford on Saturday.last_img read more

5Dimes Releases Big Ten Football Champion Moneyline Odds

first_imgThe 2015 Big Ten football champion won’t be decided until this December, but it’s already time to start thinking about which programs have put themselves in the best positions to take the crown. 5Dimes has released its Big Ten Champion moneyline odds, and as you’d imagine, the Ohio State Buckeyes, with three potential Heisman Trophy candidates at quarterback, are the favorite to repeat as champions. Michigan State, Wisconsin and Nebraska are the next-best bets.Purdue has the worst odds, as you’d imagine. If you put down $100 on the Boilermakers, you’d make $8,000 if they won the B1G title.Screen Shot 2015-02-17 at 1.35.28 PMMichigan, in its first season under new head coach Jim Harbaugh, has the sixth-best odds at +1300. You can check out odds for all of the conferences, as well as the national title, here.last_img read more

Health Ministry Joins Call for Safety on the Roads

first_img Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, is reiterating calls for persons to take care on the roads as they travel across the country to visit with family and friends during the festive season.Speaking with JIS News Dr. Tufton noted that “we have seen too many road traffic crashes, and this has significantly disrupted the lives of families and loved ones. Also, the health sector continues to come under severe pressure, and I want to implore all Jamaicans to exercise extreme caution during the festive season”.He is imploring persons to practise good road-safety habits, such as driving at a moderate speed; starting their journey at a reasonable time in order to avoid having to rush; always using seat belts; ensurimg that children are using proper safety gear; and getting a designated driver if you consume alcohol and other substances.According to the Health Metrics and Evaluation of 2015, road traffic crashes are the 11th highest cause of premature deaths in Jamaica.In addition to fatalities, it is estimated in the report that more than 10,000 persons are injured annually in road traffic crashes.The treatment of these injuries puts a strain on the healthcare sector and significantly impacts productivity, primarily among young people.Road traffic injuries may also require long-term rehabilitation, while in more severe cases, persons may be unable to return to formal employment due to permanent damage such as amputation or severe brain injury.Road crashes are associated with increased substance abuse and a general increase in travel, among other things. Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, is reiterating calls for persons to take care on the roads as they travel across the country to visit with family and friends during the festive season. Speaking with JIS News Dr. Tufton noted that “we have seen too many road traffic crashes, and this has significantly disrupted the lives of families and loved ones. Also, the health sector continues to come under severe pressure, and I want to implore all Jamaicans to exercise extreme caution during the festive season”. Story Highlights He is imploring persons to practise good road-safety habits, such as driving at a moderate speed; starting their journey at a reasonable time in order to avoid having to rush; always using seat belts; ensurimg that children are using proper safety gear; and getting a designated driver if you consume alcohol and other substances.last_img read more

Probe opened in France over radioactive water rumours

first_imgParis: After the panic, the prosecution: investigators in Paris have opened an inquiry to track down the source of false reports last week that drinking water in the French capital had been contaminated. In a viral message spread on the WhatsApp messaging app last week, a woman presenting herself as a nurse from a hospital in Paris can be heard telling people not to drink water from the tap because of the presence of radioactive “titanium”. Other rumours spread that authorities were asking people to stop drinking from the tap. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USAlarm reached such levels that hospitals and public health bodies were inundated with calls, while the water authority in Paris put out a public message on social media at the weekend reassuring Parisians that “drinking water poses no threat”. “There is no problem with the water, it is excellent for everyone,” the head of the health body for the capital region, Aurelien Rousseau, added on Saturday in an interview with AFP. Investigators in the Paris prosecutor’s office have now opened an investigation into the crime of “publicising, spreading and reproducing false information intended to cause public disorder”, a judicial source told AFP on Monday. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsAnyone found guilty risks a fine of up to 45,000 euros (USD 50,000). Like many rumours spread on the internet or messaging apps, the story contained a kernel of truth that was distorted or deliberately manipulated to raise alarm. Last Wednesday, a small environmental charity called the Association for the Control of Radioactivity in the West (ACRO) published a report claiming low levels of the radioactive isotope tritium had been found in drinking water. The group said in an alarmist statement that “6.4 million people are supplied with water contaminated with tritium”, which is a byproduct of the nuclear power stations that provide the majority of France’s electricity. But the group itself acknowledged that none of the readings it had seen for tritium were above the European guidance level of 100 Becquerels per litre — a Becquerel is a measure of radioactivity. The World Health Organization sets 10,000 Becquerels per litre as a maximum level. The public water provider in the Paris region, SEDIF, said that the average of its readings showed a level of 9 Becquerels per litre. David Boilley, a physicist who heads the ACRO environmental charity, said that his intention was to raise awareness about low levels of tritium pollution which could indicate the presence of other unspecified radioactive pollutants.last_img read more

Knicks Expected to Match Houston Offer on Jeremy Lin

[Update] The Knicks are expected to match Houston’s offer on Jeremy Lin—though they could be scared off by a back-loaded contract that forces them to pay heaby luxury tax in 2014-15. Jeremy Lin, the former Harvard guard who made a month-long splash in the NBA last season with the New York Knicks before suffering a knee injury, plans to spend his 4th of July in Houston discussing a contract offer from the Rockets.Lin became a phenomenon with his stellar play that included scoring 38 points against the Los Angelese Lakers on national television. The Asian-American’s play leveled off after teams began to game-plan for him, but he still displayed scoring and passing acumen.He wants to remain with the Knicks, reports say, and New York has the right of first refusal, meaning it can match any offer sheet he signs to retain him.If Lin is offered a back-loaded contract that pays him an eight-figure salary in the third and fourth years, the Knicks could be hesitant to match the offer. With the new collective bargaining agreement employing a more punitive luxury tax beginning in the 2013-14 season, the Knicks are extremely concerned about the financial ramifications of such a deal.The Knicks can offer Lin a four-year deal worth $24.5 million. But an opposing team can offer Lin a poison pill that could go as high as $40 million over four years. Such a contract would pay Lin $5 million in each of the first two years and then go as high as $15 million in each of the last two years.Matching such a contract would give the Knicks four players — Lin, Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler  — making more than $14 million in the 2014-2015 season. Those four players alone would have a combined salary of $72 million, nearly $2 million above the luxury tax.The Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks and Brooklyn Nets have all expressed interest in Lin, according to sources, though he is a backup plan for each of the clubs. read more