Ear mold issues found in Ohio corn

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The wet weather late in the growing season continues to wreak havoc with Ohio’s corn crop, causing issues that range from poor stalk quality to bird damage to ear molds. Bill Mullen, Director of Agronomic Services with Seed Consultants found all three concerns in one Southwest Wayne County field.last_img

China for govt-level talks on BCIM economic corridor

first_imgBeijing would like to upgrade the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar-Economic Corridor (BCIM-EC) dialogue from Track I (official diplomacy) to the “intergovernmental level”.The two-day BCIM meet began in Kolkata on Tuesday.The BCIM is a sub-regional group to review economic development of the region while facilitating the construction of a 2,800-km economic corridor from Kunming in south-west China to Kolkata via Mandalay in Myanmar, Imphal (Manipur) and Silchar (Assam) in India, and Dhaka and Jessore in Bangladesh. The idea gained momentum after a meeting between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2013.At the beginning of the BCIM-EC Joint Study Group meeting here on Tuesday, the head of the Chinese delegation said Beijing wishes to have a mechanism in place to initiate the process of government-to-government dialogue.“It was decided in the second conference [held in Bangladesh in December 2014] that mechanism modalities of an intergovernmental framework agreement will be worked out on the basis of reports by all BCIM countries,” said Chinese delegation head Wang Xiaotao.He is the Vice-Chairman of China’s National Development and Reform Commission, a counterpart of India’s NITI Aayog.Explaining Mr. Wang’s observations, a Chinese delegation member toldThe Hindu, “As per the decision during the Bangladesh conference, the time has come to launch the mechanism of intergovernmental cooperation. The mechanism has two parts —first to discuss and approve reports, and then to launch the discussion to set up the government-to-government arrangement.”Economic integrationThe BCIM meeting on Tuesday was held to review the economic integration process while facilitating the construction of the economic corridor.Though the corridor is planned through Manipur and Assam, officials from the States concerned were surprisingly not present at Tuesday’s plenary session.Head of Indian delegation and former Ambassador Rajeet Mitter said reports of all four countries “have [been] finalised and circulated…[and these reports will] operate as an important reference point for future work”.“Several chapters from reports by the four countries have now been merged in accordance with the last joint study group meeting [held in 2014]. They [the merged chapters] are in a position to enter into a discussion on the draft merged chapters,” Mr. Mitter said.However, China’s suggestion to upgrade the joint study group dialogue to the “intergovernmental” level is easier said than done, as indicated by A. Gitesh Sarma, the Additional Secretary (Administration) and a delegation member of the Union Ministry of External Affairs.“…Even as we explore greater connectivity between BCIM countries, we should be mindful of different domestic circumstances and developmental aspirations in our respective countries. While forging ahead on our respective developmental paths our four countries [are] at present at different levels of developments and this should be an important consideration while we engage in mutually beneficial areas for cooperation,” Mr. Sarma said.The disparity in development, as indicated by some diplomats earlier, between Kunming and north-east India is perhaps the reason why New Delhi is yet to show the flag to the mega-BCIM corridor.last_img read more

Going for Gold Bahamas MillerUibo tries for history

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#IAAFWorldChampionships2017, #magneticmedianews, #ShaunaeMillerUibotriesforgold Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppUnited Kingdom, August 9, 2017 – London – Today, gold medalist Shaunae Miller-Uibo looks to add another gold to her collection as she is set to run in the 400m finals at the IAAF World Championships in London.#MagneticMediaNews#ShaunaeMillerUibotriesforgold#IAAFWorldChampionships2017 Recommended for you Disappointing 200m for TCIs Otuonyelast_img

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT 4 Wilmington Students Named To Deans List At Springfield College

first_imgSPRINGFIELD, MA — The following local Springfield College students were named to the Dean’s List for academic excellence for the fall 2018 term:Kourtney Bolis, majoring in Communication Sciences and DisordersDarin MacEacheron, majoring in Communication/Sport JournalismJoseph Visalli, majoring in Criminal JusticeLindsay Donahue, majoring in Sports BiologyCriteria for selection to the dean’s list requires that the student must have a minimum semester grade point average of 3.500 for the semester.About Springfield CollegeSpringfield College is a private, coeducational institution founded in 1885. Nearly 5,000 students, including 2,500 full-time undergraduate students, study at its main campus in Springfield, Mass., and at its regional campuses across the country. Springfield College inspires students through the guiding principles of its Humanics philosophy – educating in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Springfield College via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 2 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Springfield CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 4 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Springfield CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 5 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Springfield CollegeIn “Education”last_img read more

Wipro settles 6year old US SEC probe with 5 million fine

first_imgWipro, India’s third-largest IT software services exporter, on Friday informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) that it will be paying $5 million to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to settle a six-year-old investigation. The Wipro stock was trading flat at Rs 457 at around 12.45 pm.In a regulatory filing, the company said that the probe pertained to a case of embezzlement about which it had made adequate disclosures in its financial statements in the financial year 2009-10.”Under the terms of settlement, the company consents to pay a civil money penalty of $5 million, to cease and desist from committing or causing violations of the Exchange Act and to undertake certain follow-through actions,” Wipro said in its filing to the BSE.The investigation by the US capital markets regulator was launched in 2010, after Wipro detected and reported a case of embezzlement by one of its employees in December 2009 that was estimated at about $4 million. “The company was able to substantially recover the embezzled funds,” it said.Wipro added that the settlement with the regulator was in the best interests of its investors “to avoid the costs associated with a prolonged litigation.”The company will be declaring its third quarter results on January 25, 2017.In related news, Wipro had announced acquisition of Appirio, a global cloud services company for $500 million in October this year. The 10-year-old company is headquartered in Indianapolis and had with offices in San Francisco, Dublin, London, Jaipur, and Tokyo with an strength of 1250 employees worldwide. “Appirio and Wipro are coming together to unlock transformational synergies in the applications space and help enterprises create new business models,” Abidali Z. Neemuchwala, chief executive officer & member of the board, Wipro Limited, said in a statement on October 20, 2016.last_img read more

How Did a Rape Victim End Up Jailed — And How Can

first_img 00:00 /10:36 Houston Public Media/ArchiveHarris County Criminal Justice CenterLast December , a rape victim was housed for nearly a month at the Harris County Jail in order to ensure she would testify against a serial rapist who assaulted her. The prosecutor concluded it was the only viable option after she suffered a mental breakdown on the witness stand and said she would not return to testify the next day.Now the woman (referred to as “Jenny” to protect her identity as a rape victim) is suing Harris County, the Harris County Sheriff’s office, a prosecutor and a guard. And her attorney is calling for an independent investigation of the incident.Houston Matters’ producer Edel Howlin explores how the woman ended up housed in the jail in the first place and what steps are being taken to avoid something similar in the future. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Share X last_img read more