Organic Grain Trials and Transition Farm Tour

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Organic Grain Trials and Transition Farm Tour will be held at Sonlight Acres/Morning Sun Farm at 9:30 a.m.  Aug. 30 at 3993 State Rte. 503 S., West Alexandria, OH.Dale Filbrun of Morning Sun Farm is an early organic pioneer, first becoming OEFFA certified in 1995. The farm focuses on organic eggs and produces its own feed grain. During this stop, attendees will visit the layer houses, tour the Great Harvest Seed grain trial plots, and observe the mechanical cultivation equipment used on the farm.The tour will continue at the adjacent Sonlight Acres for a discussion about transitioning land into organic management. Kenton Filbrun will address various transition strategies, effective approved fertility products, and the path he has followed toward organic certification.After the tour, the Filbruns invite you to a farmstead lunch sponsored by Great Harvest Seed. If you plan to stay for the lunch, RSVP by August 20 by calling (513) 267-0148 or email Sonlight Acres.last_img read more

Ricci Rivero denies drug use, ‘lewd’ rumors

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201301:01PDEA maintains: Drug war is successful01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle guard Ricci Rivero vehemently denied rumors that he’s used drugs of any kind in connection to his departure from the Green Archers in February along with older brother Prince and Brent Paraiso.In an effort to clear his name, Rivero posted a copy of results of the drug test Ohio-based laboratory Omega Laboratories conducted from late January to early February which stated that he tested negative for traces of methamphetamine, ecstasy, cocaine, opiates, and other related substances.ADVERTISEMENT Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico View comments “I am aware of all the rumors and speculations circulating on social media and all those who personally expressed their concern to us from inside and outside the community—buzzes about alleged drug usage and alleged acceptance of money from gay benefactors,” wrote Rivero.“I remained mum about it not until I saw the need to speak up and defend ourselves once and for all.”“I am negative to all types of substance contrary to initial reports that I was tested positive for drugs.”Rivero said he handed his hair follicle samples last January 28 to Hi-Precision Diagnostics Center which were transferred to Omega Laboratories for the testing.It was revealed back on Feb. 2 that Rivero went on an indefinite leave from the Green Archers due violation of certain university policies wherein players are prohibited to enter into sponsorship agreements, according to a statement from the school.ADVERTISEMENT Celtics’ Smart fined $15,000 for criticism of officiating For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Rivero insisted in the letter that his leave of absence was about “honoring my commitments and respecting the new team rules.”He also said he was left with “no choice” but to leave the team.The younger Rivero also blasted those who started the rumor that he was accepting money from gay sponsors.“As for the lewd rumor, please do not disrespect the hard work of my parents to provide for me and my siblings. I simply accepting money is an insult—that is foul.” MOST READ Its been a while, once and for all allow me to open my heart to answer your questions. May God bless us all. Thank You po.— Ricci Rivero (@RicciRivero06) March 7, 2018FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding In a lengthy essay Rivero posted on his Twitter account Wednesday, he said he waited for the right time to address the talks about his use of illegal substance and “lewd rumor” of involvement with gay benefactors. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Tri-colour hoisted at Games Village

first_imgThe Indian tri-colour was hoisted at the picturesque Asian Games Village on Thursday and as the national anthem was rendered, athletes and officials stood up with pride in their hearts. When one is at home and hears the national anthem, people do stand up. But the mood changes altogether abroad, what with so much at stake in a mega event.This was a day when differences didn’t seem to matter as Indian Olympic Association secretary general Randhir Singh and president Suresh Kalmadi were sitting close to each other.To say that differences exist between these two sports officials would be stating the obvious. However, away from home, where Randhir also wears the hat of Olympic Council of Asia secretary general, he was trying not to be critical.”We are hopeful that India will do well at the Asian Games. Considering our results at the Commonwealth Games and previous editions of the Asiad, we will do better. Recently, US president Barack Obama stated that India is now growing to be a superpower. I see that happening in the sphere of sports as well,” he said.Randhir has more things to worry about in coming days as the OCA will be taking note of countries which want to bid for the 2019 Asian Games. “On Friday and Saturday, we have the OCA executive board and the general body meeting. India will put its claim forward,” he said. Even though the better known athletes from the shooting fraternity like Gagan Narang, Abhinav Bindra, Manavjit Sandhu and Ronjan Sondhi were not present at the ceremony, the other athletes mingled freely.advertisementSaina Nehwal and Sania Mirza were also not there but talk had already veered around to who will be the flag-bearer on Friday at the opening ceremony in case Gagan Narang skipped it.As the shooting competitions start just a day later and Narang will be competing in the air rifle event, there is speculation that he would perhaps like to rest on Friday and miss the opening ceremony. Narang was himself not available for comment on Thursday.However, given the hype over who will be the flagbearer at an Asian Games, it is expected Narang will be there.Randhir said that it was not a big issue. “At the Moscow Olympics, I was named the flag-bearer but had to skip it as I had a competition soon. As of now, it will be Saina Nehwal who will be the alternate to Narang,” he said.However, Kalmadi had a different take on the subject and he said: “Gagan would not skip the opening.”Amidst all this speculation, TV channels started asking MC Mary Kom if she would like to be the flag bearer! She, however, did not want to say anything.last_img read more

San Diego Surfrider Foundation intends to sue over Tijuana pollution

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsTuesday morning, the Surfrider Foundation San Diego held a press conference about their campaign stop the sewage flow from Tijuana River Valley that is polluting local waterways. Elizabeth Alvarez was live in San Ysidro to cover the event.As of Tuesday, 10:42 AM, the Surfrider Foundation announced it plans to sue a federal agency in response to years of sewage flow from the Tijuana River into U.S. waterways.The nonprofit submitted a 60-day notice of intent to sue the United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission. The action came one day after state Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board did the same.The notices allege the commission, which is tasked with seeking binational solutions to land issues, hasn’t done enough to stop millions of gallons of raw sewage from flowing into the United States over the last several decades.Commission spokeswoman Lori Kuczmanski said the agency does not comment on pending litigation.Sewage spills from the Tijuana River have rankled government, environmental and recreational stakeholders for decades.The Surfrider Foundation began a sewage cleanup campaign in 2008, but it ramped up activities after as much as 230 million gallons of waste spilled into the Pacific Ocean over a 17-day span in February 2017.The group decided to file the notice to sue after work groups, meetings, public education and cleanups yielded nothing substantial, Surfrider Foundation Policy Coordinator Gabriela Torres said.“Because our activities have failed over the last year to result in any sort of tangible solution, we decided the next step is to file the intent to sue to pressure the commission and federal government to remedy this problem,” she said. “There has been a lead up to this. We take litigation seriously and only use it as a last resort, so we felt there was no otheroption.”Surfrider’s planned suit against the commission claims repeated violations of the Clean Water Act, and violations of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit it holds for the South Bay International Wastewater Treatment Plant near the border.Sewage spills have sickened people and caused beach closures as far north as Coronado.Surfrider’s notice cites the negative recreational and economic impact waste flows have had on South Bay cities and neighborhoods, including Imperial Beach and Coronado.It also notes the health threat to Border Patrol and Navy personnel who train in coastal waters. In 2010, former Border Patrol agent Josh Willey contracted a flesh-eating bacterial infection while training at the Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado.The Port of San Diego and cities of Chula Vista and Imperial Beach filed their own lawsuit against the commission in March.The foundation could drop plans to file its lawsuit if the commission commits to undertaking projects to mitigate sewage flows, Torres said. In the meantime, foundation officials said they hope increased legal action will spur quicker progress.“Right now there are a lot of interested parties trying to pressure the commission, and we feel that us coming together with our own unique angles, but a unified voice, will lead us to find a solution,” Torres said. May 15, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 11:35 AM San Diego Surfrider Foundation intends to sue over Tijuana pollutioncenter_img Elizabeth Alvarez, Posted: May 15, 2018 Elizabeth Alvarez last_img read more