A San Francisco man on the lam cost the Minnesota Vikings more than $70,000 in a scam involving luxury suite rentals, according to the Hennepin County attorney’s office. He also hosted pregame party in a Minneapolis luxury apartment where he allegedly lived for a month without paying rent.Daniel Escamilla, 39, who is wanted in multiple states for financial fraud, was charged with three counts of theft by swindle and one count of theft by false representation, Hennepin County Attorney Mike …
By adopting the lotus position, the glass in your windshield may become so water-repellant you won’t need windshield wipers. That’s what an Ohio State press release says: “Ohio State University engineers are designing super-slick, water-repellent surfaces that mimic the texture of lotus leaves.” The leaves of the lotus, or water lily, are covered with microscopic bumps that resist water stains. Soon we may have self-cleaning glass. Everyone but the window-washing industry should be pleased.How many generations of water lilies had to drown till the right combination of lucky heritable mutations came along? The simplest things about plants and animals are sometimes just as noteworthy as the dazzling ones.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Seed Consultants has named Daniel Call as their new General Manager.“Daniel has been a great student, he knows the seed business and I expect the continued success of Seed Consultants under his guidance and I look forward to watching Seed Consultants continue to grow just as it has over the past 25 years,” said Chris Jeffries, Seed Consultants founder.Daniel CallCall grew up on a grain and hog farm in Madison County, Ohio. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture at The Ohio State University. Prior to working at Seed Consultants, he was a DSM for eight years at AgReliant Genetics. Since 2006, he has been Seed Consultants’ Operations Manager.“I’m excited for the opportunity to lead Seed Consultants and I look forward to growing the well-respected Seed Consultants brand,” Call said.Retiring General Manager Chris Jeffries will be transitioning to a sales role and will be servicing his customers’ seed needs. Founded in 1990, Seed Consultants is the largest Ohio based seed company and primarily markets seed corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa varieties to growers in the eastern Corn Belt.AUDIO: The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited with Call shortly after the announcement. Call discussed the legacy built by Jeffries and how that foundation would built Seed Consultants for many years to come.Ty’s Wrap for Wednesday
Earlier this week, the NCAA officially issued a rule change to ban college football players from wearing “crop top” jerseys (tucking their jerseys into their pads to expose their midsection) during games. This most notably affects Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott, who popularized the look during the Buckeyes’ College Football Playoff run.Well, it looks like Ohio State fans are trying to strike back. A few have started a petition on change.org to block the NCAA from the rule change. They’ve already got over 5,500 signatures – and the official support of Elliott himself. Earlier this week, Elliott’s father jokingly tweeted that he is going to wear a crop top jersey himself in the stands at games next year.We’re not sure if this petition is going to get the job done, but it makes it clear that Ohio State fans aren’t happy. [GameDayr]
Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,161.30, down 101.58 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 15 cents, or 1.7 per cent, to $8.95 on 18.4 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Up $1.57, or 9.25 per cent, to $18.55 on 16.6 million sharesBombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down 11 cents, or 2.55 per cent, to $4.20 on 14.6 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Up $9.19, or 15.4 per cent, to $68.83 on 13.8 million shares.Cronos Group Inc. (TSX:CRON). Health care. Up $1.84, or 14.4 per cent, to $14.65 on 7.7 million shares.The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. Health care. Up $1.44, or 25.4 per cent, to $7.10 on 7 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Restaurant Brands International Inc. (TSX:QSR). Retail. Up six cents to $74.91 on 710,000 shares traded. The parent company of Tim Hortons seized the restaurants of the head of an unsanctioned franchisee group after he allegedly leaked sensitive corporate news to the media. David Hughes, president of the Great White North Franchisee Association, received a phone call Sunday afternoon, roughly four minutes before the company locked him out of his four Lethbridge, Alta., coffee shops, he said.Laurentian Bank. (TSX:LB). Financials. Down 2.89 or 6.2 per cent to $43.63 on 1.77 million shares traded. Laurentian Bank of Canada’s net income was virtually flat in the third quarter compared with last year at $54.9 million, as the company recorded acquisition-related costs and other expense increases that offset five per cent higher revenue. Adjusted earnings fell to $59.4 million or $1.34 per share for the three months ended July 31, down from $59.9 million or $1.63 per share in last year’s third quarter. Revenues rose $12.7 million to $260.7 million.
NEW DELHI: After achieving record performance in FY 2018-19, NMDC is embarking on a digital transformation journey in the new Financial Year, by adopting SAP as an ERP Solution through project titled ‘Kalpataru’. With this project NMDC aims to fully integrated solution encompassing all the business functions of the organization.The Project Kick off meeting took place at NMDC Head Office in the august presence of N Baijendra Kumar, CMD, NMDC; Dr T R K Rao, Director (Commercial); P K Satpathy, Director (Production); Sandeep Tula, Director (Personnel); Amitava Mukherjee, Director (Finance) and Shri V V S Sreenivas, Chief Vigilance Officer; Leadership teams from the partners Deloitte, CHiPS, Accenture and SAP also participated in the meeting. The ERP initiative at NMDC is expected to usher in process transformation by adoption of the global industry best practices, resulting in improved efficiency and greater transparency. This project will also provide competitive advantages to NMDC by harnessing technologies such as loT, Data Analytics, AI, which will enable NMDC to be among the leading Mining and Steel producers globally. Hailing the ERP team of NMDC for achieving this milestone, Baijendra Kumar said that this initiative will improve NMDC’s operational efficiency, and position NMDC as one of the most competitive and dynamic PSE of the country.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday slammed the central forces for allegedly firing “inside” a polling booth in Birbhum district and accused the BJP of misusing the forces in the elections. Stating that the law and order is a state subject, she said it is not the job of the central forces to enter polling booths and they should keep vigil outside. In Dubrajpur area of Birbhum constituency, voters allegedly engaged in a scuffle with the central forces when they were barred from entering booths with mobile phones, a senior election official said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja Security personnel reportedly fire in the air to control the mob, following which polling was stalled in the booths, the official said. “I have heard that the CRPF fired inside a booth in Dubrajpur. I am yet to get the detailed report. CRPF personnel can be deputed outside booths, but they do not have the right to lathicharge or fire,” Banerjee, also the TMC supremo, said. She alleged that the firing was a ploy to rig the polls by the BJP with the help of central forces. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway “Law and order is a state subject and not a central subject. Even if the central forces have to conduct a route march, they are required to do it along with the state police,” the TMC chief said while speaking at rallies in Bagdhah and Swaroop Nagar in North 24 Parganas district. Banerjee accused the BJP of misusing the law and bringing in central forces without depending on the state police and using them in garnering votes for themselves. “We know the law. I have heard that complaints were made (before the EC) that the central force personnel have gone inside booths and asked people to vote for the BJP. This will not help the BJP,” she said. “The BJP do not trust the Bengal police. The police are on security duty during the Durga Puja, during Diwali. They protect us from thieves and dacoits. And during elections, you need policemen from Delhi,” Banerjee said. Asking the BJP to trust the people, she said police will not vote for its candidates but the people will. Violence was reported from several parts of the eight Lok Sabha constituencies where polling is going on Monday. Clashes have broken out between the supporters of rival parties in Nanoor, Rampurhat, Nalhati and Siuri areas of Birbhum seat, injuring several people. The Election Commission has deployed central forces at around 98.8 per cent of the booths in the eight seats — Baharampur, Krishnagar, Ranaghat (SC), Burdwan East (SC), Burdwan-Durgapur, Asansol, Bolpur (SC) and Birbhum. Addressing the rallies, Banerjee called upon the people to vote against the BJP and dethrone Prime Minister Narendra Modi from power. “He (Modi) is adept at lying constantly,” Banerjee said adding “Whenever he comes to Bengal, he provokes his supporters to disrupt peace in the state in order to yield political dividend,” she alleged. The BJP brigade is distributing money to purchase voters and resorting to divisive politics which is in contrary to the state’s culture, Banerjee claimed. The TMC chief expressed confidence that her party will win all the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state and play a pivotal role in forming the next government at the Centre.