Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Lt. Governor Ellspermann to Lead Ag Trade Mission to China Indiana Lt. Governor Ellspermann to Lead Ag Trade Mission to China Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann will lead a delegation of 18 representatives from Indiana agri-businesses and State agriculture and rural affairs agencies on a twelve-day agricultural trade mission to China. The group will depart on June 22 and return on July 3.Lt. Governor Ellspermann explained the goals of the trip, “Based on our successful trade mission to Asia last summer, we know that there is a vast market for Indiana agricultural and food products to feed the billions of people living in this part of the world. Through personal visits with government and industry officials, our delegation will build the relationships that will lead to increased agricultural trade in the years to come.”She added, “Indiana’s $25 billion agriculture industry leads the nation in the production of food products ranging from ducks to popcorn and is in the top five states in corn, soybeans, pork, turkeys and chicken. Our agriculture labs and pharmaceutical companies also provide medicines and products that protect crop and animal health and improve productivity across all of segments of the agriculture industry. We are eager to share this information and show how we can serve the expanding Chinese market.”The itinerary will include stops in Shanghai, Beijing, and Chengdu, as well as visits to Zhejiang Province, sister state to Indiana and Tianjin, the maritime gateway to Beijing.The cost of the state delegation is being covered through private donations. In addition to Lt. Governor Ellspermann, the state will be represented by State Department of Agriculture Director Ted McKinney and Office of Community and Rural Affairs Director Bill Konyha.This will be Ellspermann’s second international trade mission as Lt. Governor. In 2013, she led a delegation to Asia with stops in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.The Lt. Governor’s trade mission comes on the heels of Governor Mike Pence’s jobs and economic development mission to China in May. There, the Governor shared Indiana’s strengths during a number of meetings with prominent Chinese companies and multiple government leaders. China is Indiana’s fifth largest export partner, with Hoosier companies exporting $1.4 billion in goods to the country in 2014. SHARE Facebook Twitter Name Sym Last Change Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Previous articleUSDA Says Biobaed Products Contribute 4 Million Jobs to the EconomyNext articlePurdue Offers Help on Assessing Crop Loss Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SHARE Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Facebook Twitter Minor Changes in June WASDE Report By Gary Truitt – Jun 17, 2015 STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe All quotes are delayed snapshots Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22
For freshman Katherine Dykstra, the 2005 volleyball season will have to be enjoyed from the sidelines.Dykstra will be on the bench, but not due to an injury or suspension. Rather, she will take a redshirt this season, her first year on campus.As much displeasure that may come with having to sit out a complete season while still being able to practice, Dykstra is looking forward to the opportunity to fine-tune her game.”It’s going to be great,” Dykstra said. “I love working in practice and it’s just great to be up here playing with the team. I’m really excited for them to play. I’ll just cheer them on and hopefully we’ll go far.”For head coach Pete Waite and the rest of the UW coaching staff, the decision to redshirt Dykstra was mainly due to the fact that she has not played as much organized volleyball as most recruits have heading into college.Surprisingly Dykstra only started playing volleyball as a junior at New Trier high school and is hoping she can continue to adjust to the game while redshirting.”Well I haven’t been playing volleyball for that long so I’m a few years behind and I haven’t had the experience,” Dykstra said. “So we figured that if I get a year of playing under my belt then hopefully next year I can come out strong.”As a redshirt, the Wilmette, Ill., native will be looking to follow in the footsteps of teammate Audra Jeffers.Jeffers, who redshirted just a year ago, leads the team in kills with 4.25 per game this year and credits much of this success to her season on the sidelines.In fact, Jeffers actually encouraged Dykstra to sit out and enjoy her redshirt season as she prepares for NCAA play.”[Jeffers] encouraged it because she loved it, too, and now she’s doing great,” Dykstra said.Dykstra hopes to replicate the success Jeffers has found and improve her game for next season while sitting out.”I just want to get better in blocking and hitting,” Dykstra said. “Just get stronger in those areas because I’m not going to play a lot of back row, but if I can pick up my hitting and blocking, then hopefully next year I can be a presence on the court.”Despite the fact that Dykstra lacks volleyball experience, she is an extremely gifted athlete with impressive credentials from her limited career.The 6-foot-3 middle blocker heads to UW with an impressive resume and was ranked No. 68 in PrepVolleyball.com’s Senior Aces last season. Also, though she only played high school volleyball as a junior and senior, she led the New Trier Trevians to the Illinois Class AA state quarterfinals in both of those years.However, Dykstra claims that her play on the Fusion Volleyball Club last year most prepared her for the jump to the faster style of college volleyball.”I feel like my last year of club helped me a lot,” Dykstra said. “It helped me speed up my game and prepare me for [NCAA play], which is just another step up.”Competing in other high school sports also helped her prepare for the rigorous training and conditioning of the NCAA.As the starting center of her basketball team, she led New Trier to a second-place finish at the state tournament in 2004. She was also an all-state selection in track and field as a sophomore, winning the Illinois state title in the discus throw.Growing up alongside an athletically talented sibling didn’t hurt, either. Katherine’s brother Peter is a sophomore decathlete on the UW track and field team.The two played a number of sports growing up and had a tight-knit relationship, doing practically everything together. Now that the two attend the same university, Katherine is ecstatic to have her big brother around again.”I love it. I love having him around,” the younger Dykstra said. “It’s great having him around because then I can stop by and say hi and go out to lunch with him or something. It’s great. We’re really close.”Although having her brother on the same campus was a factor in her decision to attend Wisconsin, Dykstra always had her mind set on being a Badger.”It helps [that my brother goes to school here],” Dykstra said. “It’s always great to have family nearby and, since we got along so well as we were growing up, it was an incentive to come here, but I’ve always loved Madison and the campus and the coaches were great, so once I talked to them, my mind was made up.”
Usain Bolt upset the form book to defend his World Championship 100m title with a dramatic win over hot favourite Justin Gatlin in the final at the Bird Nest’s Stadium in Beijing.Jamaica’s world record holder ended Gatlin’s unbeaten run that had stretched over 28 races with a winning time of 9.79seconds – a season’s best for a man who had been plagued by injury and lack of consistency entering Beijing.American’s Trayvon Bromell claimed bronze with a time of 9.92 seconds. Gatlin was a 2/5 favourite for the title with Bolt drifting to 9/4 after the semi-finals, but the Olympic champion used all his reserves of power and strength to hunt down Gatlin despite getting off to a slower start in the final.He admitted he had toiled to get the proper spring from the starting blocks, but his natural sprinting talent saw him through. Bolt will be a popular winner of the world title for a third time coming against Galtin, a figure who has twice served a drugs ban despite winning the 100m Olympic title himself in 2004.”I understand why (people wanted me to win), but I wanted to do it for myself,” said Bolt. “It is a big deal.”Bolt won the race on the line with a frantic dip after reeling in the American in the closing 30 metres of a tension-packed race. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports
Lynne TompkinsBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” With 15 candidates running for at-large positions of the new Wellington City Council, it was bound to happen that one candidates has decided to bow out before the election.Lynne Tompkins said she is dropping out of the race. She said since filing for the council seat, she was asked to serve on another board and also wanted to keep her position on the advisory Wellington City Park Board.Â “Â I have decided to withdraw from the race for City Council due to other commitments,” Tompkins said in a written statement to Sumner Newscow. “I encourage the voters to get out and vote for a change in the Council.”Sumner Newscow will be featuring forums of each city council and school board members starting Thursday. The city and school board elections across Sumner County will be held April 2. People can advance vote at the Sumner County clerk’s office. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments
United spent much of the match defending.Partizan’s Nigerian centre forward Umar Sadiq was dangerous throughout, hitting the post just before Martial’s goal and fizzing another shot just wide. Guinean Seydoubah Soumah and Japanese Takumah Asano both forced tricky saves from Sergio Romero.“We expected a hostile environment but we got the win,” said United defender Phil Jones. “I thought Garner and Williams were outstanding.”United can ensure a spot in the knockout rounds if the beat Partizan at Old Trafford on matchday four.– ‘Our aim is to enjoy’ –In a game in Bratislava, played in an unusual atmosphere after Slovan side-stepped a stadium ban for racism by giving 21,000 tickets to children, Wolves fought back from a goal down to win 2-1.Andraz Sporar gave the home team an 11th minute lead in the Group K tie.Romain Saiss levelled in the 58th minute with a low, long-range shot that bobbled through goalie Dominik Greif’s legsSix minutes later, Vernon DeMarco gave Raul Jimenez a shove in front of goal and the Wolves striker scored the winner from the resulting penalty.Diogo Jota collected one yellow card after 86 minutes and another one minute later, but Wolves held on to win away for the fifth time in Europe this season.“We managed to take what we wanted from the game,” Nuno Espirito Santo, the Wolves manager, told BT, the British broadcaster. “Our aim is to enjoy this competition.”A penalty also proved pivotal in a Group J game in Rome.Nicolo Zaniolo gave Roma the lead over Borussia Moenchengladbach but Chris Smalling conceded a penalty in the fifth minute of added time and Lars Strindl, a second-half substitute, calmly converted.Roma stayed top of the group while ‘Gladbach are last.Porto were held 1-1 at home by Steven Gerrard’s Rangers after both teams scored with a long-range blast. Luis Diez gave Porto the lead after 36 minutes. Alfredo Morelos replied eight minutes later.The two teams have four points, two behind group leaders Young Boys who won 2-0 at home to Feyenoord. Partizan Man United Paris, France | AFP | Manchester United made an emotional return to Belgrade on Thursday and, after a ceremony to remember the ‘Busby Babes’, eked out a first away win since March, 1-0, over Partizan.Anthony Martial scored the only goal of the Europa League Group L game with a penalty kick after 43 minutes, but the hosts had eight strikes on target to just three by United.The game marked the return to the ground where Matt Busby’s famous team of talented youngsters played their last game, a European Cup quarter-final against Red Star in February 1958.The plane crashed in Munich on the way home and seven United players were among the 23 who died.United had only played in Belgrade once since then, when they lost a European Cup semi-final to Partizan in 1966.On Thursday afternoon, United held a commemoration ceremony where former players Bryan Robson and Mickey Thomas laid a wreath on the centre circle at the Partizan Stadium and vice-chairman Ed Woodward gave a speech.“As soon as the draw happened, our attention turned to wanting to remember those who lost their lives in 1958,” he said.“This was the last place, on this very ground, against Red Star Belgrade, when they played as a team together.”“So for us as a club, there is a game tonight but for us the trip is also important for remembering those who lost their lives.”For the match, United made eight changes from the team that drew at home with Liverpool on Sunday. Teenagers Brandon Williams and James Garner came into the team. Share on: WhatsApp Williams, playing wing back, made a decisive contribution in the 43rd minute when he burst into the Partizan box and drew wild tackles from two home defenders. Martial rolled the penalty into the corner of the goal.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0The Timothy Team is a local helps organization that sets up around 400 families a year for those who have suffered a catastrophic event. We go even further than that and actually mentor those folks until they are strong enough to make it on their own should they permit us to. We are all volunteered staffed, all private donation funded, and 100% of all that is donated goes right back into the community. We are tax deductible for donations, and we pick up. We are also referral only. We take referrals from over 60 local helps agencies and many of our churches. Timothy Team is a registered 501 ©3, and our EIN# is 208388746. We are also registered with the Wash. St. Combined Fund Drive, and our number there is 1479477.On Friday November 11th starting at 2:00pm we will be having a “fill the truck drive” and silent auction at the historic Black Lake Grange right next to the new Black Lake Fire Dept.. From 4:00pm to 6:00pm we will be having our awesome soup cook-off. It will be a suggested donation, and 5 men who have been bantering for years over who is the best cook will be put to the test. If nothing else, come by and vote for your favorite soup. The silent auction will close at 7:00pm.This fundraiser is very important to our community. About 2 years ago, the Union Gospel Mission and Barb and Friends quit doing furniture. Now there are a few other organizations that provide furnishings, but none to the scale that Timothy Team does. We make a huge impact on the health and welfare of our community, and now we need your help to keep going. Please attend our fundraiser and support those who support you. If you can’t make it to the fundraiser, we schedule for the pick-up of donations of furniture, other household items, food, and hygiene products every Saturday. Just call our hot line and follow the directions. If you would like to make a money donation, you can contact Leann Paul at (360)357-9311. Hope to see you soon!