Contest seeks Ohio’s future food products

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With an emphasis on new and innovative food products, Ohioans have the opportunity to land their product on store shelves with the Ohio Signature Food Contest, running now through May 31, 2019.Sponsored by the Center for Innovative Food Technology and Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), the contest helps facilitate economic growth and job creation in the Ohio food/agriculture industry — the number one industry in the state that already contributes more than $107 billion to the economy.Contestants complete a simple online form outlining the basic details of their product, and food industry experts will judge based on viability of the product, commercialization potential, business strategy, marketability and overall appeal to the marketplace. Finalists will be invited to present their business concept and product to a panel of judges. The winner will be announced during a special ceremony in late July at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus.Following the announcement, the winner will receive: • Technical and business development assistance to help advance a product to the marketplace • Production of product to be used for consumer feedback • Nutritional analysis • Shelf life/stability testing • Review of trademark and copyright components • Coordination with Ohio Department of Agriculture for label approval • Label design, packaging, and ingredient source consultation • Attendance to training seminars for free.In addition to other benefits, production will be available at the Northwest Ohio Cooperative Kitchen in Bowling Green, Ohio, a nonprofit commercial facility that educates and advises new and growing businesses, provides access to a commercially-licensed kitchen, networking opportunities with other similar entities, and technical assistance. Due to the collaboration with OFBF, increased awareness of this opportunity will be shared with their network. Consideration of membership is encouraged based on the mutual interest in the advancement of local food products.Products do not need to be fully designed or ready for market, rather an ability to communicate a specific vision. The entry form along with rules/regulations is available at ciftinnovation.org. Deadline to submit the completed application is Friday, May 31, 2019.last_img read more

Video Inspiration: The 12 Basic Principles of Animation

first_imgWhat makes a good animation? Follow the 12 basic principles outlined by the Walt Disney Company. This video illustrates them beautifully!The early animators at Walt Disney Studios (during the 1930’s) developed a list of 12 basic animation principles to give their project’s character and personality.Professional motion designer Cento Lodigiani took these 12 principles and demonstrated them using basic shape animations. The resulting video is executed with a charming simplicity. Cento used shape layers in After Effects to create the animation. Here’s hoping he comes out with a tutorial video to show us his process!Visit Cento’s Tumblr “The 12 Principles” to check out GIF animations of each principle.This is quick and worthwhile viewing for anyone interested in animation, motion graphics or design. Great work, Cento!last_img read more

a month agoTottenham chairman Levy fought off Chelsea attempts for Pochettino

first_imgTottenham chairman Levy fought off Chelsea attempts for Pochettinoby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham chairman Daniel Levy fought off attempts by Chelsea to prise Mauricio Pochettino away, it has been revealed.The Sun says Levy previously rejected an unofficial approach from Chelsea for Pochettino.Pochettino has impressed as Spurs boss over the past five years, though Tottenham have struggled at the start of this season.They have won just two of their opening six Premier League matches and were dumped out of the Carabao Cup by League Two Colchester.It’s led to questions over Pochettino’s future after the Argentine regularly voiced his disapproval over the club’s transfer policy in the summer.But Spurs chairman Levy is clearly keen to keep Pochettino.He turned down an official approach from Real Madrid and an unofficial move by Chelsea for his manager. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Nine arrested after RCMP blocks teepee raising on Parliament Hill

first_img(Jocelyn Iahtail, centre, requesting the release of nine people arrested for attempting to bring teepee poles on Parliament Hill without a permit. The detainees show of their hand-cuffs inside a tent-turned-detention block. APTN/Photo)Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsOutside the tent-turned-holding cell along the sidewalk by Parliament Hill’s East Block Jocelyn Iahtail and Elder Sophie Gunner-Sackabuskum wanted to know what happened to someone named “Crow” who they said was arrested along with nine others for trying to carry teepee poles onto the Hill grounds without a proper permit.The RCMP officer who oversaw the arrests, whose last name was Lemoyne according to his ID patch, said he didn’t know of anyone named “Crow.” Lemoyne said only nine people were arrested Wednesday evening for “obstruction” because they needed proper permits to set up the teepee.“They were not allowed to come in with the teepee or they would be arrested,” said officer Lemoyne. “It is against the rules of the Hill, you cannot have tents. You usually need permits to go here. You guys are welcome to come, but no teepee.”Ihatail said the RCMP had no right to keep the teepee off Parliament Hill. She said it was to be used for a fasting ceremony.“We are the ceremonial people. I have a right to be here…I didn’t go invade Europe,” she said.“I didn’t invade anywhere,” said Lemoyne.And no one seemed to know what happened to Crow.Candace Day Neveau is one of the Bawating water protectors. She said the action is just about reclaiming ceremony. APTN/PhotoBy now RCMP officers and Parliament Hill security guards had erected a barricade just inside Parliament Hill’s East gate to block the transport of teepee poles onto the main grounds now overgrown with the scaffolding for Canada’s 150th celebrations scheduled for Saturday. In the background, technical crews tested the laser lights on the main stage. A smattering of tourists, walking the nearly empty streets around the Hill on a cool and sweet June night now tinged with the scent of sage, stopped by briefly to take in the spectacle, which, in a way, captured the state of relations between Canada and Indigenous peoples, according to academic Hayden King.“It’s an image that I think characterizes the relationship generally, this push and pull that goes on forever and ever (and) you see this inertia, those bones being prevented from being set up,” said King.For a couple hours Wednesday evening the teepee poles were physically stopped by Parliament Hill security officers, who are now overseen by the Mounties following changes enacted by the previous Conservative administration of Stephen Harper. The Hill security officers clung to the front end of the teepee poles held aloft by supporters of the Bawating water protectors who drove down from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Wednesday to launch the ceremonial action.“We are trying to prevent it from going forward,” said one Hill security guard. “These are the orders we were given.”Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee was one of the supporters carrying the teepee poles.“This is not a protest or a demonstration. They are here for prayer, they are here for ceremony. They wanted the teepee set up so they could do their fasting,” said Madahbee. “This is just a ceremony, what is so scary about it? This isn’t a missile we are carrying here. It’s a teepee, it is made of wood poles. It is going to have a small diameter of space on the Hill.”Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee was one of the supporters carrying the teepee poles. APTN/PhotoKyle Chiblow was one of the Bawating water protectors arrested Wednesday evening and slapped with a six-month ban from Parliament Hill. He said officers dragged him down to the ground and arrested him.“There were some forced movements. I got pushed in the way. I don’t care if you are wearing the uniform or not, I don’t stand for getting pushed around,” said Chiblow, from Mississauga First Nation. “I stood my ground and told the officer he was in the wrong and he needed to respect international laws. With that, they dragged me to the ground and into the tent.”Chiblow said he grew up around ceremonies and learned much during the Idle No More movement. He said the Bawating water protectors were formed in response to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s recent battle to stop an oil pipeline from crossing under their drinking water supply in North Dakota.“A few of us got together to hold demonstrations in Sault Ste. Marie to bring awareness of Standing Rock and that led to more discussions about what could be done locally and across Turtle Island,” he said.Chiblow said the group of nine detainees set up a sharing circle in the tent-turned-holding cell and invited RCMP officers to participate.“We got to have some dialogue with the officers to get an understanding of where they are coming from and it allowed them to get an understanding of where we are coming from,” said Chiblow.Kyle Chiblow was one of the Bawating water protectors arrested Wednesday evening and slapped with a six month ban from Parliament Hill. He is holding his “Trespass” notice. APTN/PhotoJohnny Wabigwan, from Thessalon First Nation, was also arrested.“We are here because Canada 150 is a celebration of holistic genocide,” said Wabigwan, who is also a member of the Bawating water protectors. “We can’t say culture because that is just one part of it. We can’t just explain one part of all these issues. We have to explain it all in a whole, it is the whole picture in one, in one genocide. The culture of the people, the way of life, the land, the natural laws bestowed on us by the Creator, by our ancestors, were stripped from us and now we don’t have the right to set up our ceremony on unceded Algonquin territory.”After a prolonged stalemate over the poles, the RCMP agreed to allow the teepee to be raised on the south side of the barricades, just inside the East gate. It took two attempts to raise the teepee because the canvas was not long enough for the poles and needed a shorter tie-off at the top.Johnny Wabigwan, from Thessalon First Nation, was also arrested. APTN/PhotoA press conference is planned for 10 a.m. local time on Parliament Hill Thursday about the next steps in the ceremonial action. Some of the water protectors are expected to commence fasts.Assembly of First Nation Ontario regional Chief Isadore Day appeared at the action in a show of support and helped raise the teepee along with Madahbee.“There will be moments over the next several hours, the next couple of days when negativity will want to come in here. It doesn’t belong here,” said Day, during a short speech. “Peace and friendship, that is on what the original treaties are built.”Day’s cousin Candace Day Neveau is one of the Bawating water protectors. She said the action is just about reclaiming ceremony.“We have to have faith in our traditions,” she said.The last major fast in Ottawa occurred over the 2012-2013 winter when former Attawapiskat chief Theresa Spence held a liquids-only fast on Victoria Island during the height of the Idle No More [email protected]@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

Mexico acknowledges banks were hacked losses unknown

Explore further © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Mexico established a one-day waiting period on electronic money transfers of over $2,500 in the wake of a hacking attack that may have taken as much as $20 million from several Mexican banks. Citation: Mexico acknowledges banks were hacked; losses unknown (2018, May 15) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-05-mexico-acknowledges-banks-hacked-losses.html It was the latest in a string of embarrassments for the Mexican banking system, which has seen slowdowns in e-payment, debit card transactions and transfers since late April.The head of the country’s central bank, Alejandro Diaz de Leon acknowledged late Monday that a “cyberattack” was involved in shadowy transfers of between $18 million and $20 million.The central bank issued a memo Monday saying banks could opt to immediately pay out transfers for customers they know and trust, but would impose a one-day wait period for others.The head of the country’s bankers’ association told local media Tuesday that the hackers had apparently duplicated valid settlement payments between banks, with one copy going to the intended recipient and the other going to account set up by hackers.Few expected authorities to be so unprepared. Security breakdowns were first detected on April 27, but by Monday, authorities were still not sure how much had been taken. They said some of the fake transfers were caught before they could go through.But it was also revealing that the central bank did not have a cybersecurity division until Tuesday, when one was created by decree.Mexican depositors won’t be affected, but the banks themselves could take a hit on the missing money. Hackers divert funds from Mexico banks, amount unclear: official This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more