A message left with NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy was not immediately returned.Brown traveled with the Raiders … Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown reportedly had his grievance heard regarding his helmet Friday, with no decision expected until next week, according to ESPN’s Adam SchefterRaiders’ WR Antonio Brown’s newest helmet grievance today already had concluded and a decision by early next week is considered likely, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 23, 2019
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio farmers are making positive impacts to water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB), according to a new report from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). This new report shows applied conservation practices reduce sediment losses from fields by an estimated 80% and reduce the amount of sediment being delivered to Lake Erie by an estimated 40%.“Ohio farmers have implemented voluntary conservation practices to reduce losses of nutrients and sediment because they care deeply about the land they farm and the water people drink,” said Terry Cosby, Ohio NRCS state conservationist. “Reports like this one help the agency better understand the effectiveness of conservation practices and explore innovative conservation approaches.“In Ohio, NRCS is focused on improving water quality. We partnered with the Ohio Farm Bureau to establish three demonstration farms in the Western Lake Erie Basin.”The demonstration farms allow the agricultural community to see the latest conservation practices on the ground, serve as real world teaching laboratories, and provide peer-to-peer learning opportunities.In addition, these farms offer the scientific community a place to showcase innovative water quality improvement techniques while getting input from producers on the practicality of these techniques. Finally, these farms offer an opportunity for people from non-agricultural sectors to learn what farmers are doing to improve water quality on their farms.This new report is the second of a two-part report on the Western Lake Erie Basin. The first report focused on edge-of-field losses, whereas this new report focuses on sediment and nutrients entering streams, rivers, and Lake Erie.USDA’s Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) used a sampling and modeling technique to yield these results, quantifying the impacts of conservation practices adopted across the region. These analyses provide scientifically-based direction for future conservation planning efforts targeting specific management goals.Farmers use a variety of conservation practices to reduce losses of nutrients and sediment. The practices evaluated by CEAP include nutrient management, cover crops, and structural erosion control. Cutting-edge technologies that use GPS and variable rate applications are also assessed. Anyone interested in seeing these practices in use should tour the Ohio Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Network.“The report findings affirm that best management practices (BMPs) are effective in reducing nutrient and sediment losses. In enough quantities, they can reduce phosphorus losses from farm fields in the Western Lake Erie Basin,” said Steve Davis, NRCS Ohio Watershed Specialist.Although there is still work to be done, this report shows that private landowners are responding to regional needs and putting conservation plans into action to improve water quality across the basin.
Tags:#App Store#Apple As TechCrunch reported Tuesday, Apple has pulled the apps from photography network 500px from its App Store because, after 16 months of use, their clearly marked nude photo galleries suddenly became intolerable.In addition for 500px’s own app, the third-party 500px app ISO500, whose parent company 500px acquired because of ISO500’s excellent integration, has also received notice that its app will be removed from the App Store shortly – for the same reason.But here’s the thing: Flipboard integrates completely with 500px as well. Everything you can do on 500px’s app, you can do on Flipboard. Is Apple going to pull Flipboard as well? What about Tumblr, Instagram and all browsers – including Apple’s own Safari? You can get to nude images with them pretty easily, too.How 500px Got The News500px Chief Operating Officer Evgeny Tchebotarev told ReadWrite that Apple called about an upcoming minor bugfix update to the app around 9pm Monday night. Apple told Tchebotarev the update would be rejected “because it is too easy to look for nude photos in search.” The person on the phone initially said the app would be reverted to the earlier version.“We said, ‘it’s fine, we can make the changes within a day,’” Tchebotarev says, “but in an hour, we got an email [from Apple] saying it would be pulled anyway, not just reverted.” Though the representative he spoke to initially said the existing version could stay, Apple had second thoughts and decided to pull the app altogether.The update changed nothing about search or the availability of nude photos in the app. It was just a minor release to improve performance and fix some bugs. Just as it has the whole time, the app defaults to a Safe Search mode that excludes nudity, and you have to log in on the desktop version to change that.Tchebotarev says 500px is issuing a hot fix on the server side in order to satisfy Apple and get the app back into the store as soon as possible. “It’s a little rough,” he says, “just filters out some search terms. It’s not the elegant solution we are usually looking for.” Once Apple lets the app back in, 500px will be able to figure out a more permanent fix. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… jon mitchell Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification What’s The Deal, Apple?So will Apple pull every app that lets its users find nudity? This rhetorical question is getting tiresome. Apple has always been weird when it comes to defining what kinds of culture it deems appropriate for its users. It has also always been cagey and inconsistent with developers when applying these rules to the App Store.Apple is rarely clear and upfront with its developer community about why and how these policies are applied. Usually, as with 500px, it’s vague and confusing. Sometimes, as in another case on which ReadWrite has reported, it’s completely inscrutable. Is the 500px takedown just the overzealous action of a new app reviewer? Or is there a whole new crackdown going on?“What I’ve been thinking in the last hour is that our app[‘s name] starts with a number, so maybe they are getting stricter with not-safe-for-work apps, and ours was at the top of the list,” Tchebotarev says. If that’s the case, and this issue spreads beyond the apps that plug into 500px, we’ll keep you posted.We’ve reached out to Apple for comment, and though we probably won’t get a response, we’ll update the story if we do. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit
LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A father on trial in his son’s death suggested Wednesday that he and his wife would have been better off going directly to hospital rather than handing the child over to an ambulance.David and Collet Stephan are charged with failing to provide the necessaries of life to their boy Ezekiel in 2012. The 19-month-old died of bacterial meningitis seven years ago.His parents had treated him with herbal and alternative remedies before they sought medical attention.Court has heard the couple made two 911 calls on March 13, 2012. The first was when Ezekiel had stopped breathing, but he seemed to recover, so David Stephan turned down an offer for an ambulance.Within the hour, the Stephans were on the phone with a dispatcher again as they drove from their southern Alberta home near Glenwood to meet an ambulance on the highway.David Stephan, who is representing himself in court, spent hours cross-examining paramedic Ken Cherniawsky, who met the Stephans while they were on the way to the nearest hospital in Cardston.Cherniawsky testified Tuesday that the ambulance wasn’t properly equipped with either the right-sized valve mask or endotracheal tube for a patient of Ezekiel’s age.“Yesterday it was identified it was approximately 8 1/2 minutes without oxygen whatsoever. No chest rise. No chest fall. Correct?” Stephan asked Wednesday.“Yes,” Cherniawsky replied.“Would it have been better to have just kept on driving to hospital with Collet doing the CPR than for him to end up in an ambulance and go 8 1/2 minutes without oxygen?” said Stephan.“No. If a patient, regardless of whether it’s a pediatric or an adult, if they’re in cardiac arrest, the evidence-based, definitive treatment which proves to have the most success is defibrillation … and the ambulance had the equipment available,” said Cherniawsky.He said there was no chance of it working on the toddler because he had already flatlined.Cherniawsky also told the court that there was no damage done to Ezekiel from the time he was received into care and taken to hospital.Earlier this week, naturopath Tracy Tannis and friend Terrie Shaw testified that they suggested the parents take their son to see a doctor when he failed to recover from what the family thought was the flu.Two protesters were standing outside court in Lethbridge, Alta., early Wednesday. Dr. Bill Shields, a urologist, was holding a sign that read “Ezekiel Had A Right to a Life” while his wife Roberta’s placard read “Health Care Is Not Evil.”“I don’t believe how they treated their child is anywhere near (how) I would or anyone I know would have treated a child that sick,” said Shields.David Stephan said outside court that it hurts to hear public criticism and “to have salt rubbed in the wound on a regular basis.”It is the second trial for the Stephans, who now live in Grande Prairie, Alta. A jury found them guilty in 2016, but the Supreme Court overturned the convictions last year and ordered a new trial.— Follow @BillGraveland on TwitterBill Graveland, The Canadian Press