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Update: Pence Announces Sheets as ISDA Director

Update: Pence Announces Sheets as ISDA Director

first_img Update: Pence Announces Sheets as ISDA Director Facebook Twitter Previous articleSeed Consultants Market Watch 1-17-13 Evening Comment with Gary WilhelmiNext articleDepartment of Education Appoints FFA Executive Secretary Gary Truitt SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Update: Pence Announces Sheets as ISDA Director Governor Mike Pence today named the heads of Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration and the State Department of Agriculture. Pence was joined by Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann.Gina Sheets was named Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) after most recently serving as Director of Economic Development and International Trade at the ISDA. Prior to joining state government in 2009, Sheets served as Economic Development Director and CEO of the Clinton County Chamber of Commerce, Director of the Frankfort Urban Enterprise Association and Director of the Clinton County Economic Advancement Foundation.  Gina and her husband Travis own a farm in Clinton County where they raise pasture poultry, free range hens, pasture beef, rainbow trout and a variety of produce. Sheets graduated from Stanislaus State University (CA) and the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute.“During her time at ISDA, Gina Sheets has helped to grow Indiana’s agriculture sector through economic development and has increased the state’s competitiveness around the globe,” said Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann. “We look forward to working closely with her as we continue to grow Indiana’s essential agriculture industry.”Debra F. Minott will serve as Secretary of the Family and Social Services Administration. Minott, of Carmel, most recently served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Hill-Rom, a medical device manufacturer in Batesville. There, she managed healthcare regulatory and employment legal matters. With 30 years of legal experience, Minott has served in a variety of roles including Human Resources Director at CarDon & Associates, Inc., Indiana State Personnel Director, Chief Governance Officer and Corporate Secretary of Guidant Corporation, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Essex International Inc., and Senior Counsel at Eli Lilly and Company. Minott earned her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Michigan.Governor Pence said, “Debra Minott has the background, experience in healthcare and compassionate heart to ensure Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration meets the needs of Indiana’s most vulnerable.”Source: Governor Pence release By Gary Truitt – Jan 17, 2013 Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

Online training: The good, the bad, and a solution

Online training: The good, the bad, and a solution

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lorraine Ranalli Lorraine Ranalli is Chief Storyteller & Communications Director, as well as published author. Her most recent work, Impact: Deliver Effective, Meaningful, and Memorable Presentations, is a pocket book of public … Web: LorraineRanalli.com Details Let me begin with an apology to (and plug for) Rosemont College. About ten years ago, I was brought in to conduct a special accelerated Public Speaking class. In response to busy professionals’ need for efficient matriculation, the college began offering some three-credit courses over a weekend. Students would complete the course in 15 hours over a three-day period beginning Friday evening and ending Sunday afternoon. The concept did not sit well with me because my experience had taught me that public speaking improved best when taught and practiced over a period of weeks or longer. By contrast, I also witnessed great results from the many one-day corporate workshops I had conducted. I knew that busy professionals were adaptable and self-motivated, so I was confident that students taking this accelerated course would fare well because they would continue to self-edify upon completion of the course. When I met with the dean and department leaders to discuss the course, they invited me to work with them on designing a virtual Public Speaking course. My passion for Communication Studies and my penchant for purity led to my immediate and stubborn response: “You cannot conduct Public Speaking virtually.” I did the very thing I loathe; I immediately responded with “no” rather than asking how and why the new option should be considered.In my defense, alongside my firm belief that important nuances would be missed in the absence of face-to-face instruction and practice—a reality to which I still subscribe—was my dismay with available technology at that time. The transmission of computer video and audio was choppy and frustrating at best, with signals dropping constantly. Another factor was my suspicion about the motives of educational institutions and concern over the integrity of a higher ed degree. Needless to say, I missed an opportunity to be on the front line of virtual classrooms. Mea culpa!Fast forward a decade and something I should have expected has come to fruition. Technology has improved tremendously. The unexpected happened, too. A pandemic forced the immediate need to take all education online. Over the past decade I have been on both the receiving and delivery ends of online education and personal development courses. While I maintain there are intrinsic benefits to face-to-face learning, online options are efficient, in many cases sufficient, and in this current crisis necessary. What about Public Speaking? Can someone really be prepared to speak before a live audience after only training online, alone in a room looking at just a webcam? The answer is yes. You can learn to enhance your public speaking skills through online training. The onus is as much on the trainer as the trainee.Of all the concepts included in my training programs, the three that need additional emphasis in an online training scenario are listening, organization, and visualization. A huge component of all communication training, listening for the professional speaker requires doing homework on the audience and networking with the audience. The more you can learn about your audience prior to your talk, the better you will be able to address the audience. Likewise, whether you are leading a small meeting in the conference room or addressing a large group in an auditorium, there are a number of ways to engage with the audience before and during your presentation. The key to successful listening is the ability to deliver your message in your audience’s preferred style of communication. The ability to organize a message is crucial to the success of reaching your audience. Novice and experienced speakers struggle with organization. In my college classes and corporate workshops, we spend equal time on organization and delivery. Visualization is the final step in preparation prior to delivery. When exercised deliberately, visualization quells nerves and reinforces the speaker’s message. While practicing delivery in an online Public Speaking class is challenging, emphasis on the three aforementioned components can mitigate those challenges, especially given the ability to work one-on-one with the instructor.last_img read more

Uzbekistan reports first coronavirus death as it widens lockdowns

Uzbekistan reports first coronavirus death as it widens lockdowns

first_imgUzbekistan reported its first coronavirus death on Friday, as it locked down more cities and districts, having declared large bonuses for medical workers in the battle on infections, which climbed to 83.A 72-year-old woman in the city of Namangan died of cardiac infarction, the healthcare ministry said, adding that she had suffered from a host of other diseases in addition to the virus.She appeared to have been infected by her daughter who had travelled to Turkey, it added. Topics : Municipal authorities in the province of Navoi, home to large gold- and uranium-mining companies and chemical plants, said they were locking down the cities of Navoi and Zarafshan, as well as several districts.Authorities in the major tourism hub of Bukhara also said the city would close its borders.The central Asian nation has already locked down some of its biggest cities, including Namangan and the capital, Tashkent, outside which it has built a quarantine facility housing more than 20,000 beds in modified cargo containers.Eleven infections were among medical workers, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said late on Thursday, announcing large bonus payments for those working in direct contact with infected people.Doctors will get $2,500 every two weeks, or several times their normal monthly pay, while nurses and laboratory workers will receive $1,500, junior medical workers $1,000 and others $500, Mirziyoyev said.Medical workers who get infected while treating virus patients will get $10,000 each.last_img read more

Kurtenbach: What we learned in the 49ers’ third preseason game

Kurtenbach: What we learned in the 49ers’ third preseason game

first_imgThe result was a mixed bag.Though, to be fair, that’s likely … Click here if you are having trouble viewing the photos or video on your mobile device.The 49ers treated Saturday’s third preseason game like a dress rehearsal — starters played a full half, we saw some wrinkles in the playbook, and the speed of the game seemed close to the level of the regular season.And while the Niners lost Saturday’s contest 23-17 to the Colts, there were real lessons to be found in the first half.last_img read more

Tryout at 49ers rookie camp lands job for Rice running back

Tryout at 49ers rookie camp lands job for Rice running back

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Undrafted running back Austin Walter won himself a 49ers roster spot at last weekend’s rookie minicamp.Walter, a Rice University all-purpose machine, wasn’t the only addition to the 49ers on Monday. Offensive lineman Willie Beavers was claimed off waivers from the Chicago Bears and journeyman linebacker LaRoy Reynolds signed a one-year deal.Waived in corresponding moves were running back Matthew Dayes and defensive lineman Ryan Delaire.Wearing neon-green cleats, Walter …last_img read more

Indigenous Games Festival promotes unity in South Africa

Indigenous Games Festival promotes unity in South Africa

first_imgYoung and old alike got the opportunity to learn and play historical indigenous games for the national 10th annual Indigenous Games Festival, held this week. This festival promotes social cohesion and preserves heritage. Participants also have fun the old school way.Heritage Day, an annual national public holiday, is observed on 24 September. South Africa expands activities throughout the month of September, which has become known as Heritage Month. (Image: Department of Sports and Recreation)Melissa JavanThe 10th annual Indigenous Games Festival, hosted by the national Department of Sport and Recreation, was held to celebrate Heritage Month. The festival ran from 20 to 24 September, in Polokwane, Limpopo.Heritage Day, an annual national public holiday, is observed on 24 September. South Africa expands activities throughout the month of September, which has become known as Heritage Month.The festival was hosted in partnership with the City of Polokwane and the Limpopo department of sport, arts and culture, as well as the national Department of Traditional Affairs.The theme of the occasion was translated as “Our indigenous sport, our heritage: towards the identification, promotion and preservation of South African’s very own sporting codes and heritage”. The mantra “My games, My roots, My future” became the hashtag on social media for the festival, which featured nine sporting codes.Festival aimsAccording to Sports and Recreation, the initiative was a platform for the country’s diverse citizens to reflect on the games’ rich history and their influence on shaping the daily and future interactions of culture. “This is a rich, measurable offering responsive to driving the National Development Plan’s vision of 2030 of driving social cohesion and nation-building through sporting platforms which drive active citizenry participation in sporting codes whose origins are rooted in South African’s rich history, heritage and culture,” said Minister Fikile Mbalula.Watch Mbalula talk about the importance of indigenous games:A gala dinner was held on 20 September and the games were opened on 21 September.The colourful opening was tweeted:#IndigenousGames2015 RT @MbalulaFikile: The streets of Seshego are colorful today #MyGamesMyRootsMyFuture pic.twitter.com/3d7yUB8I1I— Moreku Aphane IG: (@Iam_matome) September 20, 2015Today, in Limpopo we Open the Indigenous Games – pic.twitter.com/ghAejndM0h— RSA Min of Sport (@MbalulaFikile) September 20, 2015Exec. Mayor of Plk: Indigenous Games should promote our own heritage, culture and history. #MyGamesMyRootsMyfuture pic.twitter.com/MI5mq6Fa2e— Dep. Sport & Rec (@SPORTandREC_RSA) September 19, 2015Exec. Mayor: Freedom was fought, not to destroy us but to bring us together & these games embody that spirit. #MyGamesMyRootsMyfuture— Dep. Sport & Rec (@SPORTandREC_RSA) September 19, 2015The nine sporting codes at the festival were:DikebeDikebe is a kick-and-run ball game pitting two teams of 12 players each against each other. Each team must have an equal representation of male and female players. Also required is a scorekeeper from each team to count team and individual player runs during the game.The teams take turns to attack and defend. A player from the defending team is deployed in a central role as a roller of the ball and players from the attacking team take turns as kickers as and when they are called out by the roller to do so.Kho-KhoTwo teams of nine players each compete in this running game. The two teams take turns to be runners or chasers. When the game starts, a player from the running team is nominated as the runner and one from the chasing team is selected to chase.MorabarabaMorabaraba is a board game played with two players, each with 12 tokens, also known as “cows”. To distinguish between the opposing players, the tokens must be of different shape or colour.Three squares are drawn on the board inside each other, such that there is an outer square, a middle square and an inner, smallest square. The squares are subdivided into 24 equidistant junctions with straight lines.IintongaTwo sticks are used in this stick-fighting game. A longer stick is used for attacking and a short stick is used for defending. Children can start playing this game from the age of five, upwards.NcuvaNcuva is a board game played by teams of one to six players a side per game. Four rows of four holes each are dug on flat ground or sculpted on to the board to make a total of 16 holes. A line divides the board into two rows of eight holes each.To play, each player uses 32 “cows”, or tokens, made of marula fruit kernels or small stones. The stones are placed in sets of four in the holes for the game to start. Ncuva is one of the nine sporting codes played at the 10th annual Indigenous Games Festival, running from 20 to 24 September 2015. (Image: Screengrab via YouTube)JukskeiThis is a target game played by two teams of four each; each team has a leader. The players use skeets made of rubber, wood or other material of between 300mm and 460mm in length, weighing no more than 1.8kg for seniors and 1.1kg for juniors.The aim of the game is to score points by using the skeets to hit targets placed on the field.DiketoDiketo tests one’s hand-eye co-ordination. The game is played with 10 small stones or marbles placed in a round hole, about 5cm deep, and one hand-held ghoen or bigger stone. The game can be played by both girls and boys of any age. Only two players can compete at a time.Drie StokkiesA running and jumping game, drie stokkies pits two teams of five players each against each other. Three sticks are placed on the ground approximately 1m apart. Competing players line up to run and jump over the sticks, stepping only once between the sticks. Participants have to test their running pace and long jump abilities when they take part in drie stokkies. (Image: Screengrab via YouTube)KgatiKgati is a skipping rope game wherein several girls can skip the rope simultaneously or one at a time. The skipping rope should not be longer than 5m. Two players swing the rope while the other players take turns to skip.Other activities at the festival included kraal school debates, traditional council court, and cultural exhibitions.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

Touch Footy Show – NYC Edition

Touch Footy Show – NYC Edition

first_imgIn this edition, Mark Spear, Adam Raptis and Glenn Hayes discuss the upcoming event – the favourites, who to watch out for as well as celebrating the Touch Footy Show’s first birthday. To view the video please click on the link http://www.austouch.com.au/index.php?id=865 or locate ‘MyTouch TV’ on the Touch Football Australia homepage.last_img

Video: Louisville’s Rick Pitino Thrashed A Student Reporter During Thursday’s Press Conference

Video: Louisville’s Rick Pitino Thrashed A Student Reporter During Thursday’s Press Conference

first_imgRick Pitino in a press conference.Louisville’s men’s basketball team went one-and-done in the ACC Tournament, losing its quarterfinal game to North Carolina Thursday afternoon. Following the contest, Cardinals’ coach Rick Pitino held a brief press conference with reporters. The first question came from Derek Brightwell, a reporter for the school’s student newspaper, the Louisville Cardinal. Brightwell asked Pitino why his team has struggled against the zone so much this season; Pitino was apparently not impressed with the question. The question starts at the 0:56 mark.  It is fairly clear why Louisville has struggled against the zone this season; they don’t shoot the ball well, which is typically a requirement for good offense when facing a zone defense. But Pitino pulled the I’m a big-time college basketball coach and you’re a student reporter that doesn’t know anything move, and he came across as a pretty big jerk in the process. The student reporter was apparently OK with it, though. Got thrashed by Pitino at the presser, but the @CardChronicle comment section was talking about me. Also picked up 4 followers. #illtakeit— Derek Brightwell (@derekbrightwell) March 12, 2015Louisville will learn its NCAA Tournament fate Sunday night.[Courier-Journal]last_img read more

Diana Offloads Panamax Bulker

Diana Offloads Panamax Bulker

first_imgzoomIllustration; Source: PxHere under CC0 Creative Commons license Greek dry bulk vessel owner Diana Shipping has decided to dispose of Nirefs, a 2001-built Panamax bulker.The company signed a memorandum of agreement with an undisclosed party to sell the 75,300 dwt ship.As informed, the agreed sale price is USD 6.71 million before commissions.Built at Korean Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries yard, Nirefs currently has a market value of USD 6.66 million, according to data provided by VesselsValue.Upon completion of the abovementioned sale, Diana Shipping’s fleet will comprise 43 dry bulk vessels.As of today, the combined carrying capacity of the company’s fleet, including the m/v Nirefs, is approximately 5.4 million dwt with a weighted average age of 9.31 years.last_img read more

Designer Pedram Karimi to keep blurring lines

Designer Pedram Karimi to keep blurring lines

first_imgAhead of this curveball has been designer Pedram Karimi, who launched his eponymous and genderless line in 2012 in Montreal. “My philosophy for the brand from the get-go was about having a neutral wardrobe that could fit various types of individuals and their lifestyles,” he says.“I imagined a Utopia filled with conscious and mindful people who see this world as a whole and with this way of thinking, they’d also care about what they wear and where it comes from.”While we don’t yet have a gender-free paradise on Earth, this past year has seen a major shift in how we collectively think about gender and clothing. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Each generation of artists takes as its sworn duty the smashing of icons and the challenging of traditions and assumptions. But even in an industry where trends churn by at blinding speed, the fashion world has been upended rather suddenly by the blurring of gender lines. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Twitterlast_img read more