Once Again Time for Heightened Awareness on Rural Roads

first_img SHARE Once Again Time for Heightened Awareness on Rural Roads Audio Playerhttps://hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Planting-safety-effort-back-for-2021.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The Indiana State Department of Agriculture has teamed with Hoosier Ag Today and other state agencies to reach out to motorists once again as the 2021 corn and soybean planting season ramps up. The goal is to remind all who use rural roads, farmers and motorists, to be on the look out for each other.ISDA director Bruce Kettler hosts the YouTube video. He says it’s worth the outreach even if only one minor mishap is avoided.“It’s real easy for all of us in the springtime to get really busy, especially as farmers have a lot of work to do,” Kettler explained. “There’s a lot of pressure on them to make sure they’re getting their crop in. Then for those of us on the road, and because of the seasonality of the business, sometimes we’re not used to seeing machines out on the road, especially after a winter like this when we just typically don’t. So, I think it really is important for us all to take time, slow down, and just pay attention and look ahead when we’re on the roads.”While filming on an Indiana farm, the operator told HAT getting his equipment on the road and safely moved from one field to another, is the hardest part of his job.“I was surprised to hear that,” Kettler said, “but I guess when you think about how they have to move their machinery and the various types of roads and situations that they get into, with maybe sometimes poor visibility it makes sense. Again, that’s why we want to make sure everybody takes their time and is concentrating and looking ahead. And avoid any of the distractions that are easy to have.”According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2018 farm equipment vehicles were involved in 98 crashes across the U.S., with two farm equipment vehicles being involved in fatal crashes in Indiana.“Planting season is a crucial time for our Hoosier farmers, they have a lot of ground to cover in a short amount of time,” said Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Secretary of Agriculture. “I want to encourage all motorists to stay alert and be cautious while driving on rural roads this spring and to make room for large farm equipment so our roads remain safe for everyone.”Kettler added, “Each year, fatal accidents unfortunately occur on Indiana’s roads as large farm equipment moves from field to field. I want to remind all Hoosiers that farm equipment typically travels around 25 miles per hour or less, so please remain alert, slow down and share the road when approaching farm machinery.”While the term “farm equipment” encompasses a wide range of vehicles, the most common types motorists will encounter during planting season include sprayers, tractors pulling planters or tillage equipment, and large trucks hauling agricultural products. These vehicles are wide, sometimes taking up most of the road, and often travel at speeds no greater than 25 mph.The following list includes several safety tips for motorists approaching large farm equipment:Farmers will pull over when they are able to let motorists pass, but it may take time for them to get to a safe place to do so.Be patient. Farm equipment is wide, sometimes taking up most of the road.Be careful when passing. Do not pass in a designated “No Passing Zone” or within 100 feet of any intersection, railroad grade crossing, bridge, elevation structure or tunnel.Do not try to pass slow-moving farm equipment on the left without ensuring that the farmer driving is not planning a left turn. It may appear that the driver is pulling over to allow a pass when the farmer is actually preparing to turn. You will drive right into its path, endangering yourself and the farmer.Avoid tailgating, as some farm equipment might have to make sudden stops along the road.Allow plenty of time to get to a destination, be aware of alternate routes and avoid distractions.“Springtime in Indiana means crisp cool mornings and farm machinery of all sizes operating on and crossing county and state roads as they move from field to field,” said Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter. “For the safety of both motorists and farmers, we ask for everyone to be attentive, patient and cautious when driving in rural Indiana during the active planting season.”Working with ISDA and Hoosier Ag Today to get the message out, are Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Indiana Department of Transportation and Indiana State Police.Source: ISDA By Andy Eubank – Apr 12, 2021 Previous articleHAT Market Analysis for 4/12/21 with John Zanker of Risk Management CommoditiesNext articleCoBank: U.S. Economy Gaining Momentum Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Once Again Time for Heightened Awareness on Rural Roads SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Portantino’s Bill to Improve Healthcare Access for Autism Spectrum Disorder Patients Approved by Senate Committee

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Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Make a comment Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News As a Pasadena business owner providing intensive treatment for children with autism, I am so thrilled to see this article summarizing the great work of our own Anthony Portantino to champion access to treatment. This bill will allow families to get the specific treatment approach their doctor recommends for their child. Currently, insurance companies insist on an outdated myth that there is only one approach to treatment that has research evidence! Parents seeking treatment that fits their child’s particular needs and their doctor’s recommendation are routine denied insurance coverage. Portantino’s SB 562 will fix this situation! Thank you for the tireless service of our equity-minded legislators! An identical 2019 bill by Portantino sailed through the Senate and Assembly, but was vetoed by Governor Newsom at the last possible moment. This year we are hoping for the Governor’s support of this access to treatment bill. Community News Portantino’s Bill to Improve Healthcare Access for Autism Spectrum Disorder Patients Approved by Senate Committee STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | 4:44 pm 2 thoughts on “Portantino’s Bill to Improve Healthcare Access for Autism Spectrum Disorder Patients Approved by Senate Committee” Senate Bill 562, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Pasadena), passed the Senate Human Services Committee Tuesday. The measure will eliminate barriers to help patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) access Behavioral Health Treatment (BHT) in California.“SB 562 will increase healthcare access to many autistic patients in California,” Portantino said in a prepared statement.“Statistics tell us that 1 in 59 children born today are diagnosed with autism. Early intervention is the key to helping these children live up to their potential and health insurance coverage for behavioral health treatment is critical. Research has proven that children with autism greatly benefit from behavioral health treatments and show remarkable progress,” Portantino statement read. “By expanding the types of qualified state certified coverage, this bill will allow children to receive the treatment their physician has prescribed in a timely manner.”Current law requires that health insurance companies cover all physicians or psychologists prescribed medically necessary, evidence-based BHT for ASD. Due to a loophole in the law, patients with ASD are being denied coverage for physician and psychologist prescribed evidence-based BHT. In some cases, coverage is only being offered for one form of BHT.Additionally, a shortage of network providers has created a six to twelve month wait list for BHT services.SB 562 will eliminate the existing statutory obstacles and require health insurance coverage for all forms of medically necessary, evidence-based BHT for Californians with ASD without diminishing consumer protections. The measure expands the number of qualified professionals by authorizing already State certified professionals to administer BHT within their professional competence, thereby reducing or eliminating the waiting list for services.SB 562 also details the requirements for a Qualified Autism Service Paraprofessional to insure health insurance coverage, including background checks to protect California children. The measure will protect the interests of California consumers and the state by closing the loopholes in the law and ensuring that every Californian is covered.“The DIR/Floortime Coalition of California wants to thank Senator Portantino for his ongoing leadership and support on behalf of California families,” said Andrea Davis, President of the DIR/Floortime Coalition. “Senate Bill 562 will help Californians with autism receive the treatment prescribed by their physician treatment that they both need and deserve. For too long Californians on the autism spectrum have only been covered for one type of behavioral health treatment. This legislation will correct that and allow Californians to receive the physician-prescribed, medically necessary, evidence-based treatment approach selected specifically for them. Not all Californians with autism are alike. They deserve a treatment approach chosen for their specific circumstances and needs. Treatments chosen specifically for the client will allow them to achieve their full potential and lower costs for the state, for the insurance company, and for the family. We are happy to support this much needed legislation.”SB 562 is sponsored by the DIR/Floortime Coalition of California. Supporters of the bill include: Center for Developmental Play and Learning, Cherry Crisp Entertainment and Productions, Child Development Institute, Dr. Barbara Stroud, Clinical Psychologist, Fresno City College, Greenhouse Therapy Center, Holding Hands Pediatric Therapy and Adult Services, NeuroRelational Framework Institute, Positive Development, Professional Child Development Associates, Stanford University Schwab Learning Center, the Washington Elks Therapy Programs for Children, INC., and Touchstone Family Development Center. Thrilled families will have more choices that honor individual differences! So proud of Dr. Andrea Davis at Greenhouse Therapy and all the other supporters of this bill to advocate for families. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

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‘Whistleblower’ protests outside company which let her go

first_imgEmail Twitter Previous articleStrong element of organised crime in sex industryNext articleLimerick Permanent TSB jobs saved admin WhatsApp Linkedin “I was called in and told I was being suspended from the nursing home for the comfort of the client,” she told the Limerick Post.Ms Barry contacted Employment Rights Officer, Frank McDonald, who said: “I told the company they couldn’t suspend her when she had done nothing wrong. Besides which, they had followed no procedure, no warnings of any kind. When I told them that the suspension was illegal, they said they had used the wrong words, that she was actually being laid off”. The company offered a number of alternative hours but, “there was no way I could do them without getting childcare which I couldn’t afford and there were too few hours.”Ms Barry and Mr McDonald asked the company to take part in an hearing with a rights commissioner, but they declined.‘They are entitled to do that so we are considering gong to the Labour Court,” Mr McDonald said.In the meantime, the laid-off worker says “I want justice. I’ve lost my job because I did the right thing and now I’m at the loss of my wages. I want people to know this has happened,” she said.After the Limerick Post first printed her story in May, this newspaper was contacted by an officer of the National Employment Rights Authority, who was in turn put in contact with the whistleblower.A spokesperson for the company said: “We are aware of Ms Barry’s claims, and are dealing with the matter through the appropriate mechanisms”.Lisa Barry protesting outside Xcel Xecutive Cleaners Ltd, John’s Gate, with from left; Frank McDonnell, Limerck Resource Centre, her daughter Ali, partner Damion Mansfield and Cormac Ronan. Facebook NewsLocal News‘Whistleblower’ protests outside company which let her goBy admin – July 26, 2012 1167 A CONTRACT cleaner who claims she lost her job because she reported an incident of elder abuse, staged a protest outside her former employer’s office this week. Lisa Barry claims she was effectively fired after reporting an alleged incident in which a staff member at a Limerick nursing home caught an 80-year old woman by the arm and threw her into a chair, as reported in the Limerick Post in May. The lone parent has not worked since she lost her job with the city-centre based Xcel Xecutive Cleaners Ltd. earlier this year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Advertisement Printlast_img read more

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Ørsted CEO expects strong growth in U.S. renewable market to continue even without incentives

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Denmark’s Ørsted A/S is ramping up its expansion into the U.S. renewables market, where it expects continued cost reductions and higher prices for corporate power deals to fuel sustained growth after renewable tax credits are phased out.The largest offshore wind producer in the world broke into the U.S. onshore wind market with its acquisition of Chicago-based wind developer Lincoln Clean Energy LLC in October and announced on May 1 that it was buying a subsidiary of solar developer Coronal Energy, marking its first dip into photovoltaics and storage.“The U.S. solar market has significant potential,” Ørsted CEO and President Henrik Poulsen said on a call to discuss the company’s first-quarter earnings on May 1. “We believe the combination of onshore wind, solar PV and storage gives us a very strong platform for long-term growth in the U.S.”Poulsen said the acquisition includes Coronal’s development team and utility-scale solar and storage project pipeline. The company, headquartered in Pasadena, Calif., and backed by Japanese giant Panasonic Corp., has a multi-gigawatt-development pipeline in more than 20 states, according to its website.Ørsted expects its burgeoning U.S. onshore business to thrive despite the phaseout of renewable production tax credits, or PTCs, this year, as the subsidies will be offset by higher prices on corporate power purchase agreements, or PPAs, and continued cost declines, especially for onshore wind.“Beyond the PTC expiry, there is no doubt that the market will need to go for realignment,” Poulsen said. “Right now, corporate PPAs have been struck at prices that are very low and I’ll claim are very attractive to the corporations buying green power … because of the PTC support. I have no doubt that we’ll continue to be a strong market in the U.S., also beyond PTC,” he added.More ($): Ørsted sees bright prospects for U.S. expansion after end of renewable tax credits Ørsted CEO expects strong growth in U.S. renewable market to continue even without incentiveslast_img read more

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Commey ready to “give everything” in Lopez bout

first_imgIBF Lightweight world champion, Richard Commey, says he is willing to put in all effort to defeat challenger, Teofimo Lopez, on December 14 in their bout in New York’s Madison Square Garden.Commey has been getting ready for the bout which was put together in September this year after Lopez defeated Japan’s Masayoshi Nakatani to become the number one contender in the division.The December 14 bout is very important for the two boxers since it holds the key to  a potential unification bout with Vasyl Lomachenko who holds all the other belts in the division.For Commey, he believes he is ready to face Lopez and he is promising to give his very best.“I am going to do what I do best and joy myself. This is a major bout for me and it holds the future. I am working hard in the gym and I am not taking anything for granted.God knows why I got this opportunity and I believe He has something good for me and definitely, I will defend my title.”Commey added that even though he had been training and getting ready for the bout, he would have a better idea of Lopez’s quality and abilities on the night of the bout.“I cannot really say much in terms of what Lopez can do. I have seen bits of him but in the ring, he will be totally different. That is where I will see what he really has.”Commey’s bout with Lopez represents his second defence of the IBF Lightweight title. After winning it against Isa Chaniev in February this year, he defeated Ray Beltran in June for his first defence.last_img read more

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Erianne Adams, Brian Lewellen and Courtney Wiens are still in running for $200 in Pig and Cow contest

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Just like the NCAA basketball tournament, most contestants have been eliminated from competition in the Pig and Cow Tournament Bracket contest after week No. 2.There are just three entries left that could get the $200 supplied by the Pig Shack. And there are nine entries still in competition for the $50 and $25 Pig Shack Barbecue.Have you heard the saying: it’s not how you start but how you finish? Nothing rings more true than this contest. If you pick the national champion, you are getting 32 points which is equal to all the picks in the other rounds.Going into this weekend, Brian Lewellen, Erianne Adams and Courtney Wiens are still in the running for the top $200 prize. Yet all three of them could be out of the top three in the end if their teams don’t win (with the exception of Adams).There is also three top entries for each potential national champion, excluding Syracuse, that could win some prizes. Let’s do some analyzing:  Total points after week #295  – Erianne Adams  – National Championship pick: Oklahoma.91 – Brian Lewellen – National Championship pick: North Carolina.82 – Dillon Hay – National Championship pick: Oklahoma.82 – Austin Dunn- National Championship pick: North Carolina.79 – Courtney Wiens – National Championship pick: Villanova.78 – Tim Hay – National Championship pick: Villanova.78 – Macy Norris – National Championship pick: North Carolina.77- Melanie Cox – National Championship pick: Oklahoma.75- Casey Weir – National Championship pick: Villanova.Analysis:Adams wins $200 if: Oklahoma wins or Syracuse wins and Oklahoma qualifies for championship. Her Final Four includes: North Carolina over Michigan State, Oklahoma over Villanova in semifinals. Oklahoma over North Carolina in championship.Lewellen wins $200 if: North Carolina wins, or Syracuse wins and Villanova qualifies for championship. His Final Four include: Villanova over Oklahoma, North Carolina over Virginia. North Carolina over Villanova in championship.Wiens wins $200 if: Villanova wins. Her Final Four includes: Villanova over Oregon, North Carolina over Virginia in semifinals. Villanova over North Carolina in the championship.Second and third place potential winnings, is a plethora of combination too numerous to list here.Please note: IN CASE THERE IS A TIE, THE TIE WILL BE BROKEN WITH A DRAWING FROM A BOWL AT PIG SHACK INVOLVING AN OWNER OF THE PIG SHACK.last_img read more

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