Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year Nominations Now Open

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year Nominations Now Open Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year Nominations Now Open By American Farm Bureau Federation – Mar 15, 2021 Previous articleThe Hoosier Ag Today Podcast for March 15, 2021Next articleIndiana Dairy Producers Executive Director Retiring American Farm Bureau Federation SHARE Utah Farm Bureau members Beth and Rhett Crandall with Flint, 2020 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year Credit: Nestlé PurinaFarmers are invited to submit nominations for the 2022 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year contest, supported by Purina. This is the fourth year of the contest, which celebrates farm dogs and the many ways they support farmers and ranchers in producing nutritious food for families and their pets across America.The grand prize winner – Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year – will win a year’s worth of Purina dog food and $5,000 in prize money. The winner will be recognized at a Farm Dog of the Year award ceremony at the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention in January 2022. Up to four regional runners-up* will each win $1,000 in prize money.“We’re excited to host this popular contest again and provide the general public with another glimpse into daily life on the farm,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall. “Farm dogs often play a dual role as both working dogs and companions to farm families, which is especially important because farming and ranching can be stressful, even on the best days.”Scientific research insights provided by our partner Purina reveal that interacting with pets can provide health benefits. For example, after spending just 20 minutes with a dog, people experienced a significant increase in levels of oxytocin, a hormone that plays a role in moderating stress. This was also associated with a decrease in heart rate and an increase in self-reported sense of well-being. Following the interaction with the dog, people were in a more positive emotional state.Desired attributes for the Farm Dog of the Year include helpfulness to the farmer and his/her family, playfulness and obedience. The 2022 Farm Dog of the Year will also be featured in a professionally produced video. The profile of 2021 Farm Dog of the Year Bindi can be viewed at“For the fourth year in a row, Purina is proud to support the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Farm Dog of the Year contest,” said Jack Scott, VP of sustainability at Purina. “Pets have a positive impact on people’s lives as companions and contributors to farmers’ and ranchers’ operations. The outstanding nominations received help demonstrate that people and pets are better together. We look forward to hearing and seeing many more stories in this year’s contest.”Farm dog owners must be Farm Bureau members to enter their dogs in the competition. Prospective applicants who are not Farm Bureau members can visit to learn about becoming a member.Eligibility guidelines and submission requirements are available at Farm Dog of the Year nominations, which include written responses to questions, still photos and a video clip (optional), must be received by July 2, 2021, for consideration.The Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year contest is sponsored by the American Farm Bureau Federation.The second annual social media contest, People’s Choice Pup, was a popular element of the Farm Dog of the Year competition in 2021 – reaching nearly 400,000 people – and will return for 2022. Profiles of the top 10 dogs will be shared beginning in October, with the public invited to vote. Bragging rights and a year’s worth of dog food from Purina will be awarded to the People’s Choice Pup. Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty slams Budget 2013

first_imgNews WhatsApp By News Highland – December 5, 2012 Previous articleSummary of Michael Noonan’s Budget 2013 measuresNext articleCounty Board reportedly told to offer 5 euro tickey levy refund News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Pinterest Twitter Google+center_img NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty slams Budget 2013 Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty has slammed the government budget claiming Fine Gael and Labour are in many cases implementing Fianna Fail policy.Sinn Fein’s Finance spokesperson added that the current government is completely out of touch with the people it serves:[podcast][/podcast] WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

Two teenagers in custody after Police car rammed in Limavady

first_img Pinterest Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Previous articleUK Brexit difficulties should serve as a wake-up call – VaradkarNext articleGAA Preview: Tyrone look to pick up second win of McKenna Cup vs UUJ News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – January 5, 2019 center_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Two teenagers are in Police custody on suspicion of a number of motoring offences following an incident in Limavady last nightTwo males aged 15 and 16 have been arrested.At around 8pm on Friday night it was reported that suspected stolen car had failed to stop for police in the town.A short time later, the car rammed a police car in an attempt to make off from the scene. One officer sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result of the collision. The driver of the car was subsequently arrested.Two young males who were also in the car made off on food, one male was later arrested in Derry.The car, a Vauxhall Zafira is believed to have been stolen in Derry earlier in the evening.Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact officers in Limavady. Twitter Google+ Google+ Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Two teenagers in custody after Police car rammed in Limavadylast_img read more

Rare $100,000 cello used to score ‘Star Wars’ soundtrack stolen

first_imgSan Diego Crime Stoppers (SAN DIEGO) — A rare cello worth $100,000 that was used in the soundtrack of the “Star Wars” films has been stolen from a hotel room in San Diego.The cello belongs to John Walz, the principal cellist of the LA Opera Orchestra, who returned after a dinner on Thursday night to find everything from his room gone, including his beloved instrument.Walz told ABC News the cello was custom-made for him by famed violin-maker Mario Miralles. He took it around the world for various performances and gigs, including while he was working with composer John Williams on the score of the three most recent “Star Wars” films — “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “Rogue One.”“Every musician’s instrument is special to them,” he said of his loss.“You spend a great deal of time finding just the right instrument for you. You spend hours and hours a day with it in your hands and making music with it. In the end, it becomes a part of you,” he added.Many custom-made instruments by well-known ateliers are treated like works of art and valued at hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars, Walz said.The sale of a rare, one-of-a-kind item such as a cello would attract attention and make it difficult for burglars to find a buyer, Ken Impellizeri, detective sergeant of the San Diego Police Department, told ABC News.“There’s nothing you can really do with it,” he noted.Impellizeri said police had contacted the California Pawnbrokers Association and were monitoring websites such as Craigslist.Police have asked the public for assistance on finding those responsible for the burglary. Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for anyone with leads.Walz said he was in San Diego to teach at the Bravo! International Music Academy.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

I want to return to work after illness

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. I want to return to work after illnessOn 22 Jan 2002 in Personnel Today I have more than 16 years HR experience, am FCIPD qualified and my last postwas as HR director. I am under 40, but unfortunately have had to give upworking full time due to ill health. I work voluntarily for a charity one day aweek but would like to do the occasional day in HR as I miss the challenge. Howbest should I go about trying to identify organisations which might beinterested as the kind of work I’m seeking isn’t strictly temporary or interim.Clive Sussams, recruitment consultant, Malpas Flexible Learning In view of your level of experience, I would envisage you have a reasonablysubstantial network of HR contacts and suggest you use this initially, togetherwith contacting specialist recruitment consultancies. While I note you would prefer a permanent part-time position, it may beadvantageous to undertake interim assignments as these can often lead topermanent job offers. With the change in work practices there are moreopportunities for part-time or job share candidates, although less so at seniorlevels. You will need to decide what type of role will be acceptable and howflexible you can be. In addition to checking the appointments sections of the HR journals andquality press, it would also be sensible to approach small businesses (SMEs)direct as these often cater for flexible working arrangements. Allison Sheard, consultant, Chiumento There are many options open to you and which you take is going to depend onhow much time you are able to give to working and how much you want to beinvolved in the process of creating work opportunities. There has been an increase in the number of opportunities to work part-time,even as an interim manager. However, most interim posts are full-time. One wayto overcome this is to create your own opportunities by contacting formercolleagues, professional contacts or organisations directly, to see if theyneed your skills. It is essential to keep up with trends in HR and be aware ofwhat is likely to be of interest to them. You might even consider linking upwith other people already working as HR consultants so you could share theworkload with others. Your wealth of experience is a great advantage and it is important to beable to market yourself effectively. You may find it more useful to prepare aCV that outlines your key achievements and projects, rather than using thetraditional chronological format. If working for yourself appeals, you could contact small, local, firms thatmay not have an HR function to offer operational advice. Jo Selby, associate director, EJ Human Resources While this is not the kind of opportunity most recruitment agencies focuson, it may be worth speaking to a couple of interim consultancies and makingthem aware of your situation and your availability. Having said that, in myexperience most of this type of work is secured through personal contacts, so Iwould suggest you network extensively with organisations and individuals youknow. If there is a particular sector that you are keen to work in or haveconsiderable experience of, then you may wish to consider sending out a letterand CV offering your services. Comments are closed. last_img read more

New Parking Lot Near Wonderland Pier Operates as It Waits for Final OK

first_imgA lot at the corner of Sixth Street and Wayne Avenue near Gillian’s Wonderland Pier in Ocean City, NJ, has been cleared and used as a commercial parking lot.The agenda for the next Ocean City Planning Board meeting on Aug. 13 includes review of a final site plan for a commercial parking lot at Sixth Street and Wayne Avenue.But the parking lot has been operating for the past couple weeks without the Planning Board approval.The applicants are Roy and Patricia Gillian, and the privately owned lot is across the street from Gillian’s Wonderland Pier, the Boardwalk amusement center owned by Roy’s son, Mayor Jay Gillian. The connections have led some to question whether the Gillians are following the same rules required of other property owners in town.Ocean City Community Operations Director Roger McLarnon said Monday that he gave the applicants a temporary license to operate.McLarnon said a commercial parking lot is a conforming use in the Hospitality Zone where the property is located. He said the applicants are properly licensed and insured. And he said he’s “done that with other places” that meet the same criteria.Continued use of the property as a parking lot will be contingent on site plan approval.The new parking lot, which appears to accommodate about 40 cars, is not the only new parking facility on the beach block of Sixth Street.Earlier this summer, city crews painted stripes on a grass practice field behind Carey Stadium. The property is owned by the City of Ocean City but used by Ocean City High School teams.The lot was used to accommodate some of the crowds during Fourth of July Weekend.“I ask that you not use our practice football field for a parking lot,” said Marcia McCulley, who was born and raised in Ocean City and has two sons at Ocean City High School. “The ground has always been used for recreational purposes.”McCulley spoke at a City Council meeting on July 10, along with another OCHS parent, Jamie Levai. The two parents cited concerns for the health and safety of players practicing on a field potentially packed and rutted by cars.At the time, Jim Mallon, assistant to Mayor Jay Gillian, said the temporary parking lot would be used only as needed to accommodate overflow on peak weekends.The field does not appear to have been used for parking in recent weeks, but McLarnon said it still could be used on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays as needed.Parking anywhere near the beach and boardwalk is always hard to come by in the summer, and Ocean City brought in about $2.8 million in revenue last year from parking lot and parking meter fees.last_img read more

Brand clinic: Using equities

first_imgDon Williams, CEO of brand and design consultacy Pi Global, looks at the pointers or ’equities’ that make your brand stand outBrands are expensive beasts. Global investment in them is phenomenal and, to be really successful, you have to support them at a level that their respective ’playing fields’ demand. Without appropriate and relevant support, they’ll simply not register in the consumer’s already overloaded and addled brain.For communication to have any chance of working, a brand needs assets, which can help consumers make links between all strands of communication. These assets are known commonly as equities and come in many shapes and sizes for example: logo (the Coca-Cola script); icon (Apple’s symbol); colour (Cadbury’s purple); shape (Toblerone); pattern (Louis Vuitton); sound (Intel’s jingle, Hovis’ Dvorak Symphony No.9); tag-line (L’Oréal’s ’Because you’re worth it’, Mr Kipling’s ’Exceedingly Good Cakes’, Penguin’s ’PPPPick up a Penguin’); signature taste (Guinness); signature smell (Abercrombie & Fitch); signature visual a brand character typography the list goes on.Having strong equities not only makes the brand distinctive and supports the positioning, but crucially, helps trigger brand associations at every consumer touchpoint, effectively connecting consumers to your brands.The truth is, and contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a bucket-full. You just need strong relevant ones for your brand. In fact the more you complicate something, the less chance you have of cutting through the noise.Solid investment in a few powerful equities, communicated consistently and cohesively, is more powerful than a diluted message provided by a plethora of things.Every brand needs these ’connectors’ and the less money you have to invest, the more crucial it is to choose which equities will serve your brand best, given the types of channels you’ll be using for communication. It’s always a worthwhile exercise to try to recall examples of each of these equities and understand how and why they work it’s not rocket science.While brands can use colour, shape, a logo or an icon, some use what we at Pi Global call an ’extractable branding unit (EBU)’, which encapsulates all the key visual equities for instance Warburtons. The problem with colour or shape as a primary brand identifier is that they are incredibly limiting. Great branding has flexibility built into it, allowing the brand to stretch and grow with ease and an EBU is the ultimate transferable branding tool.Whatever equities you amass behind your brand, you need one that stands out above all the others; it’s the one that consumers would draw from memory first, the one that instantly triggers that vital recognition and recall of communication. It’s a primary brand identifier. It’s the one thing that you can apply to just about anything and transfer key visual equity onto whatever it adorns.So if you want to optimise the money you spend on communication, you need to make it easy for the consumer and be certain that, each time they’re exposed to your brand, they know it’s your brand otherwise you are, at best, sponsoring the entire category or, at worst, wasting your hard-earned cash.In this communication-saturated world, every brand owner should have a cold, hard look at their brands and ask themselves whether they’re giving them the best possible chance.last_img read more

News story: HMA Simon Collis send his best wishes in the occasion of Eid Al Fitr

first_img Al Salam Alekom, I would like to send the best wishes to Saudi Arabia in the occasion of Eid al-Fitr which comes after a month of fasting. This is my fifth Eid in Saudi Arabia. Since my arrival in Saudi Arabia in 2015, I am witnessing positive developments in all sectors at all levels. Saudi Vision 2030 was the most important development. With these changes, British-Saudi relations have also grown very significantly in the fields under the Saudi vision, such as education, health, investment, security and defense. In his message, he said:last_img read more

Brace’s Bakery warms up chilly parents

first_imgA new campaign by Brace’s, the Newport-based bread bakery, is to bring tea and toast to parents at sports matches.Brace’s Bakery will be championing parents who brave the elements to support their children at sports matches, by giving them the chance to warm up with tea and toast on the touchline. The campaign, called #MakeMeToasty, will be surprising cold, wet and windswept supporters with a hot cup of tea and a slice of toast throughout February, March and April.All parents, families and clubs have to do is post on social media where and when they will want warming up, using the hashtag #MakeMeToasty.Scott Richardson, chief executive at Brace’s Bakery, said: “I am one of those parents stood in the wind and rain every weekend watching my children play sport, so I know how miserable it can be. At Brace’s we are always looking at ways to give back to our loyal community so by going out to clubs with toast, we hope to raise the spirits of loyal parents; it would certainly warm me up!”To apply, tweet @BracesBakery with the time, date and match venue, or share on using the hashtag #MakeMeToasty.last_img read more

Valley Stream Man Charged With Ice Cream Robbery

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York William HotzHere’s one guy who allegedly did a lot more than scream for his ice cream.A 59-year-old man was arrested for robbing a $3.50 ice cream cone from the Carvel about a mile from his Valley Stream home on Wednesday morning, Nassau County police said.William Hotz walked into the store on Dutch Broadway, placed his order and then gave the clerk a coupon for “One Free Ice Cream Cone,” but the 55-year-old woman behind the counter told him it was expired and he had to pay, police said.Hotz turned around and walked out of the store exit without paying and then punched the victim several times in the face when she chased the suspect down and confronted him, police said.When officers arrived, the alleged ice-cream thief refused to be handcuffed, flailed his arms and twisted his body before eventually being taken into custody, police said.The victim declined medical treatment for a laceration and swelling to her lip. The suspect apparently missed free ice cream day at Carvel last week.Hotz was charged with robbery and resisting arrest. He will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more