ISDA joins effort to establish ‘Soil Health Forever’ stamp

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) is leading a nationwide effort asking the U.S. Postal Service to issue a soil health forever stamp and is looking for public support.According to the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, stamp proposals must meet certain criteria and will be considered based on their significance to American history, culture or the environment.“Our future depends on the condition of the soil, so whether it’s directly or indirectly, this issue really impacts everybody,” said Meg Leader, ISDA director of soil health and organizer of the effort. “Ultimately, our goal is to recognize this growing conservation movement while stressing the importance of soil health nationwide.”Every year, the U.S. Postal Service receives thousands of stamp submissions, but only 25-30 are accepted into the program. Once a suggestion is received, the process typically takes two to three years depending on the topic.“Soil health is a matter of great national significance, and it’s been 35 years since this topic was featured on a stamp,” said Bruce Kettler, ISDA director. “This is one of our nation’s most precious natural resources and something we all rely on. We encourage those passionate about this issue to join us and support the cause.”There are two ways the public can participate:Sign on to the Soil Health Forever letter, which can be found by clicking here.Send a personal letter of support to: One North Capitol, Suite 600, Indianapolis, IN 46204, or email it to mleader@isda.in.gov. The letter must be addressed to the “Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee.”To be included in the proposal, all signatures and/or letters of support must be received by July 23, 2018.Visit www.isda.in.gov to learn more about ISDA.last_img read more

Jennifer Lee McDaniel

first_imgJennifer Lee McDaniel 58, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away Friday November 9, 2018 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.She was born September 22, 1960 in Cincinnati, OH, daughter of William “Bill” L. McDaniel and the late Nancy (Kendall) McDaniel.Jennifer attended Holmes Hill Church of Christ.Jennifer loved BINGO. She enjoyed doing crafts and adult coloring books. She loved Christmas and would have Christmas everyday if she could. She was a very giving person, and always loved to give a gift to someone. Nothing meant as much to Jennifer as the time spent with her family.Jennifer is survived by her father, Bill McDaniel; children, Nicole (McDaniel) Davidson of Indianapolis, IN, Jerid Edwards of Lawrenceburg, IN; siblings, William A. McDaniel of Moores Hill, IN, Kimberly Voss of CA, Jeff (Kim) McDaniel of Lawrenceburg, IN, Kelly (Ray) Kanzlemar of Lawrenceburg, IN; granddaughter, Alexa Davidson; several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her mother, Nancy S. McDaniel, brother, Todd McDaniel.Friends will be received Friday, November 16, 2018, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Memorial services will be held at the funeral home at 7:00 pm with Evangelist Tommy Johnson officiating.Contributions may be made to the family to defray expenses or the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI). If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Cricket News Mike Hesson parts way with Kings XI Punjab, speculation grows on India coach job

first_img New Delhi: Mike Hesson, who is best remembered for turning around New Zealand’s cricketing fortunes in six years, has parted ways with the Kings XI Punjab franchise. Hesson, who helped New Zealand reach the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup for the first time during the 2015 edition, was part of the Kings XI Punjab franchise for just one year. Although the reasons for his departure are unknown, there are strong indications that he is in the race for the post of head coach in both India and Pakistan. There are strong reports that Ravi Shastri could once again be at the helm after the end of the West Indies tour as he has strong backing from the Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli. Other reports in New Zealand reported that Hesson has applied for the top job in both India and Pakistan. Former Australian all-rounder Tom Moody is one of the big international names in a long list of applications the BCCI has received for the chief coach’s job in India.In a statement on his Twitter handle, Hesson said, “I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Kings XI franchise and wish to thank them for the season I had in charge. Whilst disappointed not to be able to build on the work we did this year, I’m sure success isn’t too far away for them. I wish them all the best for the future,” Hesson said. India’s coach will be chosen by a three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) headed by the legendary Kapil Dev, ex-coach Anshuman Gaekwad and former India women’s captain Shantha Rangaswamy. The current support staff comprising incumbent head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun, batting coach Sanjay Bangar and fielding coach R Sridhar were given a 45-day extension following the World Cup, covering the West Indies tour from August 3 to September 3. The BCCI advertised the posts after India’s World Cup semifinal defeat to New Zealand. highlights India lost in the semi-final of 2019 World Cup to New Zealand.Ravi Shastri has gotten an extension as coach until the end of West Indies tour.Mike Hesson was at the helm of Kings XI Punjab for just one year. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Fan reactions to Syracuse’s 73-64 win over Wake Forest

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Yahoo Fantasy Football Picks Week 14: NFL DFS lineup advice for cash games

first_imgMORE WEEK 14:Waiver pickups | FAAB planning | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff SOSFLEX: Kareem Hunt, Browns vs. Bengals ($17). Hunt has seen at least six carries in each of the past three games, which could yield 40 yards against a Bengals defense allowing 4.7 yars per carry to RBs. But where he really earns his salary is in the receiving game, where he’s had at least five catches in three of four games. Hunt’s ceiling isn’t particularly high, but with at least 8.8 Yahoo points in all four games this season (average of 11.6), he’s a fine cash play at an affordable price. D/ST: Falcons vs. Panthers ($11). We picked on Kyle Allen last week with the Redskins defense, and we’re picking on him again with a defense that recorded five sacks and four INTs against him in Week 11. We originally wanted the Texans (vs. Broncos) here, but they were $1 too expensive, and it didn’t seem worth it to start picking at our lineup just to fit them in. We’ve managed to find some nice values, particularly at WR, as well as an obvious matchup-play at TE. Our QB and RBs will have to carry us, as we’re once again paying top dollar at two of those three spots, so let’s hope things go better than last week with those players, as the rest of our lineup surely won’t hit at the same rate. WEEK 14 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerWeek 14 Yahoo NFL DFS Lineup: Picks, Advice for cash gamesQB: Russell Wilson, Seahawks @ Rams ($35). Wilson dominated against the Rams earlier this year (268 passing yards, four TDs, 32 rushing yards), and he posted six touchdowns in two games against them last year. In a week where a lot of the top QBs have tough matchups and unreliable QBs have the best matchups, we’re happy to split the difference and pay up for Wilson despite some recent down games. WEEK 14 DFS LINEUPS:DK Cash | DK GPP | FD Cash | FD GPP | Y! GPPRB: Dalvin Cook, Vikings vs. Lions ($37). We briefly flipped this spot to Derrick Henry after Cook’s injury scare on Monday, but he’ll be good to go against a Lions defense allowing the third-most fantasy points to RBs. To get someone almost as automatic as Christian McCaffrey in a better matchup for $7 cheaper is a steal.WEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endRB: Devonta Freeman, Falcons vs. Panthers ($20). The Panthers allow the most fantasy points to RBs, and they were just gashed for over 200 yards on the ground by Adrian Peterson and Derrius Guice despite the duo receiving just 23 carries. Freeman hasn’t been great this year, but he dominates carries and is averaging over four receptions per game. He should be chalky at RB15 pricing, but that’s fine. He’s perfect for a cash game, as he allows you to afford studs like Wilson and Henry. WR: Davante Adams, Packers vs. Redskins ($27). Adams’ price is only this low because of the games he missed due to a toe injury. In the four games since returning, he’s caught 27-of-43 targets (at least 10 in every game) for 266 yards and three scores. The yards have been disappointing, but with tough matchups against the Chargers and 49ers in that span — plus a snow game last week — he’s still performing like a WR1. He’s only priced as the No. 10 WR, and given the matchup against a porous Redskins secondary, we’ll gladly join the masses and add him to our lineup. MORE WEEK 14 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderWR: Courtland Sutton, Broncos @ Texans ($21). Sutton’s price seems like a typo. He eased all concerns about jelling with new QB Drew Lock last week, catching four-of-five targets for 74 yards and two scores. This almost feels like a trap, as Houston’s secondary has been playing better and we don’t have a ton of confidence in Lock in his first road start, but Sutton has been solid in virtually every game this year (save for a matchup against Tre’Davious White a few weeks ago). Even if it’s in garbage time, Sutton should be able to pay off his WR23 price.WR: Deebo Samuel, 49ers @ Saints ($16). Samuel’s salary has barely risen despite the fact he’s had double-digit points in five of his past six games. That includes a pair of 100-yard games and a pair of touchdowns over the past four. We’re hoping we’re not cashing in too late, but New Orleans has struggled against WRs all year, allowing the sixth-most fantasy points to the position. Samuel can score in a variety of ways, so even if he sees a lot of Marshon Lattimore in coverage, the 49ers will find creative ways to get him involved. At $16, he doesn’t need to do a ton to at least meet value. TE: Vance McDonald, Steelers @ Cardinals ($16). McDonald has done very little this year outside of a few random TDs, so it’s a bit disappointing his salary isn’t closer to $13 than $16, but everyone knows how bad the Cardinals defense is against TEs. The only worry here is that Nick Vannett catches the inevitable touchdown instead of McDonald, so in GPPs you can make an argument for paying the minimum for Vannett, but McDonald plays more and should have more opportunities. Originally, we were planning on paying $4 more for Jack Doyle against the second-worst team vs. TEs (Tampa), but the extra $4 helped us fit in Wilson, Henry, Adams, and Sutton.  Last week’s Yahoo daily fantasy football cash lineup hit on almost every player, though we had a big whiff on Terry McLaurin (if only we had stuck with D.J. Moore) and also paid top dollar for disappointing performances from Patrick Mahomes and  Christian McCaffrey. Neither were total flops, but they definitely were not worth their prices. Still, Miles Sanders, Alshon Jeffery, Julian Edelman, DeVante Parker, Tyler Higbee, and the Redskins D/ST more than worked out, so we were ultimately in the money. We’ll look to keep it going with our Week 14 NFL DFS lineup picks.Matchups and injuries will have a bigger-than-usual effect on cash-game lineups this week. Several top offensive teams, including the Ravens (@ Bills), Saints (vs. 49ers), Chiefs (@ Patriots), and Texans (vs. Broncos) face tough opponents, making their players at least slightly less appealing in cash games. Throw in big-time injuries to the likes of Julio Jones (shoulder), T.Y. Hilton (calf), James Conner (shoulder), and many more, and you’re left with some tough choices.last_img read more