Kildow takes silver, Miller seventh

first_imgARE, Sweden – Lindsey Kildow understands her time will come. For now, however, she knows the slopes belong to Anja Paerson; and Bode Miller is finally coming to terms with the fact that his team won’t let him run wild anymore. Kildow again settled for the silver medal behind Paerson in Sunday’s downhill, in which the Swede became the first skier to win World Championship titles in all five disciplines. Austria’s Nicole Hosp took the bronze. Kildow also finished behind Paerson in Tuesday’s super-G. Paerson is in such command that Kildow suspects the Swede would beat her the next time they race. “I’d bet money on it,” Kildow said. The men’s race produced another Scandinavian winner, with Aksel Lund Svindal becoming the first Norwegian to win a world downhill. Jan Hudec won the silver, the best downhill result for a Canadian at the worlds. Sweden’s Patrik Jaerbyn earned the bronze to become, at 37, the oldest skier to medal at the worlds. Miller finished seventh and U.S. teammate Steven Nyman was 21st. Afterward, Miller said he had been warned by U.S. team leadership to clean up his act. “We’ve been talking about it all year,” Miller said. “I think we’re definitely on the same page. It’s been a challenge for both of us all year with all the different issues we always confront. “It’s been the same for 10years with me. I’m just a challenging athlete to work with, and in my mind, they’re a challenging administrative to work with, but we get through it.” center_img Bill Marolt, president and CEO of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and U.S. Alpine director Jesse Hunt refused to elaborate on any warnings given to Miller. “We’re dealing with Bode,” Hunt said. “Outside of that it’s an old story. We have our policies. We managed our policies, and that’s what we’re doing.” Miller’s best result through three events at these championships was his sixth-place finish in Thursday’s combined race, after leading the downhill portion of the event. He was 24th in the super-G that opened the competition. At last year’s Turin Olympics, Miller failed to medal in all five of his events. He left the Games with more headlines for his late-night partying than his skiing. Under new team rules designed mainly for him, Miller is no longer allowed to sleep in his personal trailer. He is supposed to report to the team hotel by 10 p.m. each night. While the local papers still print photos of him in bars each night, Miller appears more focused at these championships. The U.S. women aren’t having any problems focusing, and it’s showing in their results. They now have three medals in threeraces, with Julia Mancuso also taking the silver behind Paerson in the combined. The American men have been shut out. This was the third straight victory at these worlds for the seemingly unstoppable Paerson, who is making a remarkable turnaround in a season in which she has been winless in the World Cup following offseason knee surgery. “I had tried to imagine what it would be like to win the downhill and become historic,” Paerson said. “But it’s too big to comprehend.” Kildow, for one, would like a little bit of what Paerson has. “I would like to be world champ,” she said. “Anja has more medals than you can count and I’m only starting to get some. But I’m still only 22, and I’ve got plenty of time left in my career.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Ohio Poultry Association recognizes award winners

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Poultry Association (OPA) recently announced its 2015 award recipients during the organization’s annual meeting and banquet in Columbus. This year, there were three awards which honored four individuals who have made a significant contribution to Ohio’s egg, chicken and turkey communities.“Every year we seek individuals whose work and accomplishments promote the goals of our poultry community to provide Ohioans safe, affordable food,” said Jim Chakeres, OPA executive vice president. “I am honored to work with so many talented individuals, farms and businesses who continually go above and beyond what is expected of them – and this year’s award winners are no exception.”Awards and recipients at the 30th Annual OPA Banquet included:Golden Egg Award: Tom Hertzfeld IIThe Golden Egg Award recognizes an individual who is committed to advancing the mission and values of the state’s egg, chicken and turkey farmers. This year’s honor was presented to Tom Hertzfeld II, of Grand Rapids, Ohio. Hertzfeld serves as the president of Hertzfeld Poultry Farms. Through the years, he has proudly worked in every aspect of the egg business and has held leadership positions on both the state and national levels in the poultry community. Hertzfeld continually gives back to his local community and has a strong, hard-working ethic. He has played an integral role in the egg farming community for his entire life, serving as the OPA president from 2008 to 2010 and currently holds an officer position on the United Egg Producers’ Board of Directors.Golden Feather Award: Ohio Senator Cliff HiteThe Feathered Friend award is given annually to an individual who has distinguished himself or herself as a champion of livestock agriculture or poultry issues. This year, OPA presented the award to Ohio Senator Cliff Hite of Findlay, Ohio. Senator Hite is currently serving in his second General Assembly as a member of the Ohio Senate, representing the 1st Senate District, which encompasses an 11-county region of Northwest Ohio. He presides as the chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture and oversees state policy for the agriculture industry. A true advocate for agriculture who recognizes the essential role the farm community plays in providing jobs and economic benefit to Ohio, Senator Hite has stood beside OPA’s farmer-members in addressing the many challenges facing the state’s Ohio egg, chicken and turkey sectors.Meritorious Service Award: Dr. Tony Forshey and Dr. Susan SkorupskiThe Meritorious Service Award is given annually to someone in the academic field who has contributed to the egg and poultry communities. This year, OPA presented two Meritorious awards to Dr. Tony Forshey of Granville, Ohio, and Dr. Susan Skorupski of Orient, Ohio.Forshey is currently the State Veterinarian and the chief of the Division of Animal Health for the Ohio Department of Agriculture. He is charged with protecting and promoting the health of Ohio’s livestock industries, including Ohio’s poultry farmers. Forshey’s passion for animal agriculture has had a positive impact on Ohio’s egg, chicken and turkey farmers and producers across the country. He has provided valuable counsel and support to the poultry communities in the shaping of standards for poultry well-being, in food safety regulations, and in animal health and disease prevention programs.last_img read more

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Let My P2P Go: Uncle Sam Eyes File Sharing Again

first_imgjolie odell Tags:#p2p#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img In the wake of a leak of an international trade agreement on online file-sharing and copyright violation, U.S. House representatives are introducing legislation to curtail the greatest of American freedoms: the illegal download.Let’s not kid ourselves, dear readers. P2P’s best use cases all revolve around the liberation of data, software, music, movies, and other copyrighted and rather expensive content. You may direct your angry emails to Rep. Edolphus Towns (NY-Dem.), who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.Towns is sponsoring the Federal Secure File-Sharing Act. Click the link and read it.At the outset, the bill proposes the banning of P2P software use for government employees and contractors “and for other purposes.” The bill mandates the long-term examination of “each open-network peer-to-peer file sharing software program” that might currently be in use by government and law enforcement personnel.Towns cited the exposure of sensitive information via such networks as the reason for the bill. He cited the following leaks as proof of the need for stricter P2P regulations:Schematics for the President’s helicopter, Marine One.Financial data on Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.Location of a U.S. Secret Service safe house for the First Family.Specifics of a House Ethics Committee document containing a list of ongoing investigations.But let us be realistic: Copyright claims, Creative Commons concerns, and IP violations are the molten core at the center of any legislation on P2P networks. And based on recent internationally agreed-upon efforts to uphold the claims and wishes of copyright holders, the U.S. government seems to be introducing yet more legislation to restrict piracy.Are P2P networks truly responsible for such serious security breaches? Or are these claims merely politically motivated scapegoats for government to crack down on user behaviors – behaviors that may need more examination than legal discipline?Most importantly, if this bill is made law, will it act as a precedent for stricter policing and eventual shutdown of P2P networks altogether? Or are we reactionary skeptics who need to calm down and quietly resume our download of our Hello, Dolly torrent files? Choose your own adventure in the comments. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Al Jazeera Releases Egypt Coverage Under Creative Commons (UPDATED)

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#international#politics#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Qatar-based news service Al Jazeera has a long relationship with Creative Commons licensing. Now, for its coverage of the Egyptian uprising, it has released photographs via Flickr and video on a CC license. Available photographs and video are available for free use so long as the user gives attribution and does not alter the products. For the record, all the photographs and video in this post are from Al Jazeera. Mohamed Nanabhay, head of Al Jazeera Online, tweeted that more video would be available under CC license later in the day. Tahrir Square, Cairo Protester on statue Protester under flag Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Where have you been finding photographs and video about the Egyptian uprising that have been either released under Creative Commons or otherwise made available for reuse? Leave a link in the comments. Updated: Another source for free photos and videos is the We are Khaled Said Facebook page. curt hopkinslast_img read more

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