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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Authorities censor foreign correspondents

first_imgNews Togolese authorities urged to lift newspaper’s four-month suspension TogoAfrica Receive email alerts to go further Organisation March 8, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Togo court upholds “baseless and disproportionate” newspaper closures TogoAfrica center_img According to information collected by Reporters Without Borders, on 26 March 2003, the Communications Ministry’s press attaché informed all foreigncorrespondents, including those with Radio France Internationale, AgenceFrance-Presse, Reuters and the BBC, that the minister was barring them frompracticing their jobs “until further notice.” With the exception of thecorrespondent for Africa No. 1 radio, the authorities fault the journalistsfor not covering a forum on African elections, which opened in Lomé on 24March. The foreign correspondents had not found interesting issues to coverat the opening of the forum. Several journalists said they had decided towait until the end of the conference and the likely adoption of resolutionsbefore covering the event.”This is a reactionary measure from another era. It has been years since wesaw a government censor the entire foreign press corps. The Togoleseauthorities have once again demonstrated how imaginative they are when itcomes to attacking the press,” said Reporters Without Borders’ Secretary-General Robert Ménard. The organisation has urged the communications minister not to apply this measure and to allow foreign correspondents to work without impediment.According to one correspondent from an international news agency who spoketo Reporters Without Borders, if this new measure is enforced, it could seriously compromise journalists’ ability to do their jobs. For example, they might be prevented access to official meetings or no longer be invited to attend government or other officials’ press conferences.Reporters Without Borders recalls that Togolese President Gnassingbé Eyadéma is included on the organisation’s list of international press freedom predators. March 31, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities censor foreign correspondents Follow the news on Togo March 11, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en News Convicting “petrolgate” journalist of defamation would be disastrous, RSF says September 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Kerala HC Dismisses Plea Against MTP Act Provision Which Legalizes Abortion Under Specified Circumstances [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews UpdatesKerala HC Dismisses Plea Against MTP Act Provision Which Legalizes Abortion Under Specified Circumstances [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK14 Jun 2020 12:42 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court has dismissed a PIL challenging constitutional validity of Section 3(2) of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971, which allows medical termination of pregnancy under specified circumstances. The Law Section 3 of the MTP Act contemplates four situations, wherein a woman can exercise her right to terminate pregnancy not exceeding 20 weeks, provided two…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Kerala High Court has dismissed a PIL challenging constitutional validity of Section 3(2) of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971, which allows medical termination of pregnancy under specified circumstances. The Law Section 3 of the MTP Act contemplates four situations, wherein a woman can exercise her right to terminate pregnancy not exceeding 20 weeks, provided two registered medical practitioners shall certify the given conditions. -When pregnancy threatens the life of the mother. Even though a woman may normally be safe during pregnancy, certain patients develop symptoms like high blood pressure, cardiac distress etc., which can not only threaten the foetal health, but also the maternal health.-When there is substantial risk of the child being born with serious physical and mental abnormalities as to be seriously handicapped:-When the pregnancy is a result of rape: rape by itself exposes the woman concerned to great physical and mental trauma. In most cases, woman’s mental health is disturbed by the act of rape and pregnancy that results from it can cause serious mental distress to her.-When pregnancy occurs due to failure of contraception: an unwanted pregnancy can cause mental stress to the mother and in turn, affect her physical and mental well being. The PIL Contentions Cry for Life Society had approached the High Court contending that permitting abortion for the reason that the yet to be born is handicapped or that the pregnancy caused as a result of failure of device or method used by any married women or her husband for the purpose of limiting the number of children, violates the right to life of the unborn child.All pregnancies are not allowed to be terminated The bench comprising the Chief Justice S. Manikumar and Shaji P. Chaly observed that all pregnancies are not allowed to be terminated, but only those which meet the exceptional circumstances that are referred to in Section 3(2) of the MTP Act. It said: The exceptions carved out for termination of pregnancy would show that it is on account of adverse consequences to the life of a women, such a course of action is permitted and, therefore, the parliament in its wisdom, has introduced such provisions under MTP Act, 1971, and amended from time-to-time with good intention. So much so, the wisdom of the parliament on account of such intentions and object sought to be achieved by introducing such a provision cannot be said to be a thoughtless and insignificant one. True the constitutional courts can entrench upon the legislation, but such power should be exercised with utmost circumspection, since the framers of law have brought out the legislation with a real purpose to be achieved after taking into consideration various factual and other circumstances. But, at the same time, if any illegal circumstances like forcible termination etc., comes to the notice of the authorities, they are at liberty to proceed in accordance with law. That apart, the provisions of Section 3 of the MTP Act, 1971 make it clear that it only permits a voluntary action at the Will of a pregnant woman and in the case of pregnancy of a woman who has not attained the age of 18 or who has attained majority is a mentally ill person with the consent in writing of her guardian. Hence, it is clear that it is taking into account the choice of the woman or the guardian in any adverse circumstances that can occur on delivery and on being fully satisfied in accordance with the Rules, 2003 by a qualified medical practitioner, the medical termination of pregnancy is possible to be done. Considering all these aspects, we could safely come to a conclusion that the provisions so made for the medical termination of pregnancy is proportionate to the object sought to be achieved. A laudable object to be achieved by terminating the pregnancy under certain specified circumstancesReferring to various Supreme Court judgments which dealt with the application of Section 3, the bench observed that the provisions are made with a clear objective of protecting the life of a pregnant woman, and to control the birth of a child having severe mental ailments with a remote chance of survival. There is a laudable object to be achieved by terminating the pregnancy under certain specified circumstances, it added. While dismissing the PIL, the bench further said: “it cannot be said that everyone, who is not interested to continue with the pregnancy, is entitled as of right, to seek medical termination of pregnancy on any grounds other than the one mentioned under Section 3 of the Act. Furthermore, it is clear and evident from the provisions of Prohibition of Sex Selection Act, 1994, that any medical termination of pregnancy, which is sought on the basis of sex, selection and determination, is punishable as per the provisions of the said Act. Therefore, sufficient and more safety measures and precautions are undertaken by the parliament, in order to ensure that unnecessary termination of pregnancies are not insisted upon or carried out by a pregnant woman or a medical practitioner respectively. ” Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead Judgment Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Furloughed worker took pay cut in hopes of a more stable future, now doesn’t know when she’ll get paid again

first_imggguy44/iStock(NEW YORK) — Candice Nesbitt, a furloughed worker and Navy veteran, took a $20,000 pay cut for the security of a federal job and now doesn’t know when she’ll receive her next paycheck.“This has really dug in deep,” she said.Nesbitt has a special needs grandson she cares for and has gotten help from family friends.She took issue with Trump’s thoughts on furloughed workers supporting him, saying, “The bank account is looking real slim and I just don’t think he’s [Trump] facing reality.”Watch the video below for the full segment.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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EAT to rule on older staff rights

first_imgEAT to rule on older staff rightsOn 18 Feb 2003 in Personnel Today The DTI’s appeal against a landmark tribunal ruling giving employment rightsto older workers is to be heard in May. The tribunal decision, made last year, gives thousands of workers aged over65 the right to claim for unfair dismissal and redundancy payments. John Rutherford and Samuel Bentley won their claims for indirect sexualharassment after they were dismissed from their jobs in the clothing industryon the grounds that they were over 65. Their legal teams argued that there are far more working men over the age of65 compared to women, and therefore the cut-off point at 65 years discriminatesagainst men. Last month the Stratford Employment Tribunal awarded Rutherford £5,490 andSamuel Bentley £1,498.50. The DTI’s appeal is to be heard by the Employment Appeal Tribunal on 22 and23 May. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Prep Sports Roundup: 3/27

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBaseballRed, White and Blue TournamentST. GEORGE, Utah-Kasey Giddings and Keegan Moriarty had 2 RBI apiece as the Richfield Wildcats downed the Canyon View Falcons 8-6 Saturday at the Red, White and Blue Tournament at Crimson Cliffs High School.ST. GEORGE, Utah-CJ Maddux posted four strikeouts in seven innings of work and the Kanab Cowboys bested Richfield 7-5 at the Red, White and Blue Tournament at Crimson Cliffs High School Saturday. Heston Jenson and Jaron Ross ech had RBI in defeat for the Wildcats.ST. GEORGE, Utah-Cole Clarkson netted 4 RBI and Drew Hafen posted 10 strikeouts in 5 innings of work as Kanab downed Canyon View 6-3 Saturday at the Red, White and Blue Tournament at Crimson Cliffs High School.SoftballNon-RegionHURRICANE, Utah-Riley Fox and Abbey Stout had 3 RBI apiece and the Hurricane Tigers drilled Kanab 13-3 in non-region softball action Saturday. Annie Hutchings earned the win in the circle for Hurricane. March 27, 2021 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 3/27 Written bycenter_img Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Oxford applications outstrip Cambridge again

first_imgOxford’s applications for entry in 2016 were higher than Cambridge, with 19,124 teenagers applying compared to 16,719 for Cambridge: a difference of around 15%. In both cases, there were a record number of applicants, with a total of 35,843 prospective Oxbridge students.Multiple explanations have been put forward for the discrepancy, including Cambridge’s more stringent A-Level requirements, with many humanities courses requiring A* grades where Oxford does not, and Oxford’s more aggressive outreach schemes.Alan Smithers, director of the Centre for Education and Employment Research at Buckingham University, stressed the role of admissions targets in increasing applications to Oxford when talking to The Daily Telegraph: “[Oxford] has taken into account contextual factors and it has reserved a number of places for students from who have been entitled to free school meals. Oxford is also encouraging people from a diversity of backgrounds to apply.”Dr Julia Paolitto, Media Relations Manager for Oxford University, commented,“While it’s too early to be able to attribute our increase in applications to any one particular factor, we would take it as a positive sign that the increase in our outreach activity (and effective targeting of groups most under-represented at Oxford) is having an impact on our applications.”Roughly 29,143 applicants did not secure a place this year – up by 1,044 or 4 per cent – from the 28,099 last year. This figure was a 6% rise on the 27,500 teenagers who were turned down in 2014/15.Oxford has 3,200 places available, a fewer places than Cambridge’s 3,500 available spots.last_img read more

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E.P.D. Partners With Jacobsville Join In For Summer Citizen’s Academy

first_imgThe Evansville Police Department would like to invite the citizens of our community to attend our 10-week Citizen’s Academy program.The EPD Citizen’s Academy provides the community with the opportunity to see firsthand how the various units of the police department operate. Our goal is to help create a better understanding of the department and provide improved communications between the citizens of Evansville and the members of the EPD who serve.The academy is free of charge and will be held each Wednesday evening Beginning June 1st through August 3rd from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the Dream Center, located at 16 West Morgan Avenue.See the Citizen’s Academy flyer and registration form for further information.user30769-1463408266-media1_000000_240_180_PrsMe_FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Costa Coffee sales boom

first_imgCosta has seen like-for-like sales (LFLS) increase by 7.3% in the 11 weeks to 14 August.The coffee giant grew overall UK sales by 17.8% in the same period, and opened 76 new stores.The company said these positive results were aided by weak comparatives from last year’s exceptionally warm weather in July.The brand, owned by Whitbread, has also revealed its new coffee blends; the first for the coffee shop in almost 50 years.Andy Harrison, chief executive of Whitbread said: “In early September, Costa launched Old Paradise Street Limited Roast, which is a new range of limited edition roast blends.“This will provide coffee lovers with a wider choice of great tasting coffee, in addition to Costa’s Mocha Italia, from the UK’s favourite coffee shop.”The Costa brand also hopes to open around 300 new stores and 600 Costa Express units in the full year.Worldwide, Costa grew system sales by 15.3% to £6bn. Within this, its franchise system sales grew by 14.2% to 2.26bn.last_img read more

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Listen To Jim James And Brittany Howard Cover The Backstreet Boys’ ‘I Want It That Way’

first_imgFile this one under “ridiculous, yet awesome”. Today, Mexican fast food giant Chipotle released a new animated promotional video called “A Love Story”, which features a cover of the 90s hit “I Want It That Way”. The Backstreet Boys classic is performed by an impressive duo in Jim James from My Morning Jacket and Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes, who turn the song into a an acoustic ballad that acts as the suggestive backing track for the story of the video.Check out the cover and animated video below, courtesy of Chipotle’s YouTube channellast_img read more

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