Home Indiana Agriculture News Who do People Trust for Information about Food? By Gary Truitt – Oct 20, 2015 SHARE Previous articleEPA Under Investigation Over RFS DataNext articleIndiana Crop Moisture Levels Evening Out Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter More than 70 percent of American believes documentaries are trustworthy on food information, according to a recent survey by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. The survey data should be welcome news for filmmakers such as Robert Kenner, who made “Food Inc.,” but disturbing for the many groups on all sides of food issues, according to the Hagstrom Report. Documentaries did fall in the middle of the pack, though, as the survey found Health professionals rank the highest at85 percent, followed by friends and family at 83 percent, farmers at 82 percent. The survey found only 50 percent of Americans find print, broadcast and online media trustworthy and only 38 percent find blogs and social media credible. The survey however, did not highlight that data, noting consumers care most about affordability and food safety when deciding what food to buy. SHARE Who do People Trust for Information about Food?
in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Community Banks Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council FFIEC Regulatory Burden 2015-09-08 Brian Honea Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) announced on Tuesday the steps regulators are taking to reduce the reporting burden for community banks by streamlining and simplifying the regulatory reporting process.The objectives of the initiative to reduce the regulatory burden on community banks are consistent with the feedback the FFIEC has received as part of the regulatory review conducted under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act (EGPRRA) of 1996, according to the FFIEC.The federal banking regulatory agencies are seeking comment on proposals they have made to eliminate or revise several data items on Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income (Call Reports) submitted quarterly by banks and savings associations. These reports include data regulators use to monitor each institution’s safety and soundness, performance, and risk profile and to target examination resources and support off-site examinations, according to FFIEC. Credit unions would not be affected by the proposed changes, which would simplify reporting requirements for banks and savings associations.The FFIEC is seeking to find a balance between reporting burden for community banks/savings associations against regulators’ need for reliable data to ensure that those institutions are meeting their communities’ needs and operating in a safe and sound manner.In addition to the proposed changes to the reporting requirements, the FFIEC is focusing on four other areas to reduce the burden for community banks and savings associations:A sooner review (required by law) of the continued appropriateness of the data items collected in the Call Report;Evaluating the feasibility and merits of creating a streamlined version of the quarterly Call Report for community institutions;Identifying additional opportunities to reduce reporting burden by revising or redefining Call Report data items, through continuing dialogue with community institutions;Explaining upcoming reporting changes and clarifying technical reporting requirements to banks and savings associations via teleconferences and webinarsComments on Tuesday’s proposed changes to data reporting requirements for banks and savings associations will be accepted within 60 days of the publication of the proposed changes in the Federal Register. The individual reporting changes are proposed to take effect with the Call Reports for December 2015 or March 2016, according to FFIEC.The FFIEC consists of five regulatory agencies: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the Federal Reserve, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the National Credit Union Administration. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Regulators Announce Steps to Reduce Regulatory Burden on Community Banks Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Previous: Goldman Sachs Wins Class Action Lawsuit Filed by Investors Over Toxic MBS Next: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 9/9/2015 Regulators Announce Steps to Reduce Regulatory Burden on Community Banks Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Community Banks Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council FFIEC Regulatory Burden September 8, 2015 949 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe
The performance schedule for “Santa’s Circus” is as follows: Wednesday, December 18 at 7pm; Thursday, December 19 and Friday, December 20 at 4pm and 8pm; Saturday, December 21 and Sunday, December 22 at 12pm, 4pm and 8pm and Monday, December 23 at 11am, 3pm and 7pm. Santa’s Circus is the story of an orphaned girl that has stopped believing in Christmas. She takes an extraordinary adventure to the North Pole and learns the spirit of Christmas never disappears for those who believe. She encounters wonderful characters such as snowmen, penguins, angels, reindeer, toy soldiers, gingerbread men, and of course Santa himself. The Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC), a new multi-disciplinary performing arts center located in Woodbridge, New Jersey, presents “Santa Circus” Wednesday, December 18 thru Monday, December 23, 2019. Francisco is the eighth generation of a family dedicated to the entertainment business. He has taken part in numerous prestigious international festivals and also has been recognized with different awards, honors and nominations, and an Emmy award in the category of “Outstanding Non-Fiction Program” for his work in the series “Fire Within.” Since 2002, he has worked simultaneously with Cirque du Soleil as a co-creator of the show “Varekai” which has been seen by more than 9 million people around the world. Outside of work, he volunteers with non-profit organizations by creating and implementing workshops to teach young children about the circus arts. The Avenel Performing Art Center is located at 150 Avenel Street in Avenel, New Jersey (located within Woodbridge Township). To purchase tickets, visit www.avenelarts.com or contact the Box Office Tuesday-Saturday from 12pm-5pm at (732)314-0500. Francisco created Santa’s Circus for his daughter Luna, who also performs in the show, continuing their family’s circus tradition. “Santa’s Circus is a magical show not to be missed”, says Francisco. “It’s a show inspired by my passion for my daughter and the importance to spend quality time with family. Values and tradition seem to be vanishing especially now with electronics toys and devices taking all of the attention of our kids. But, at Santa’s Circus you will recapture that family time and truly feel the magic of this season.” Tickets are: $69.50 for Adults, $66.50 for Senior Citizens (65+)/Active Military and $49.50 for Children 12 & Under. There is a 10% discounted rate for Groups of 10 or more. The Avenel Performing Arts Center opened April 10, 2019. The Avenel Performing Arts Center promises to energize Avenel and surrounding communities by programming exceptional, professional theatre, music, comedy, dance and more. The Avenel Performing Arts Center is also the home of Curtains Bar and Restaurant. Curtains Bar and Restaurant will be serving an expansive menu featuring bar apps, salads, burgers, pasta and steaks alongside a full-service bar with a seasonal cocktail menu and weekly specials. To make reservations at Curtains Bar and Restaurant call (732)582-4595. The cast includes over 15 performers including dancers, jugglers, tightrope walkers, contortionists, magicians, comedians, clowns, and trapeze artists all lead by Francisco Santos.
Reel Adventures Fishing Report for June 2010Kootenay LakeFishing in Kootenay Lake comes down to one word, “unbelievable.”What can I say?My favorite month for fishing has always been May, however things seem to be a month behind this year. There is one good thing about our dreary spring weather, it has kept the fishing going very well.May saw some great days of fishing. With many days of 10 – 15 fish, it was an exciting month. But now, the water has finally hit the optimum temperature and the fish are very aggressive. The fights have been spectacular. Sometimes a fish will take up to 400-foot of line on a lively run with lots of acrobatic jumps and lengthy battles. It’s definitely an exciting time of year.Rainbows up to 23 pounds and Dollies up to 15 pounds have been caught lately.The high water has caused a few problems out there though with lots of debris on the surface. Logs and sticks and grass make it difficult to fish in certain areas. But, patience will definitely pay off. If you can keep the debris off your line, you should be able to get into a few fish.In our last week of fishing, we landed many fish in the 12 – 18 pound range. Some days there’s up to 15 fish and some days with only five or six. But it’s definitely the time to be out there.Recently we started the day around 8:30 a.m. I had all the lines in the water by about 8:45 a.m. and at 9:05 a.m, ‘Fish on!’Jason grabbed the rod and the line started screaming. Looking back about 400-foot from the boat I could see this giant fish jumping madly. Definitely not happy about being hooked. While Jay was fighting his fish, another reel started screaming . . . yep, another fish on. It’s called a double header. Greg grabs that rod and begins his battle. Luckily both fish are co-operating and the lines aren’t getting tangled.After about 15 minutes of battling his fish, Jay finally landed a beautiful 18 pounds Rainbow. No time to celebrate though, Greg is getting his fish close to the boat.So, quick photo of the big one and back in the water it goes.I’m just about to net Greg’s fish when another rod starts to scream. Unbelievable.Three fish on in a matter of 10 minutes. Jason is fighting his second fish of the day already. Greg finally gets his fish nearby and I slip the net under this nice slab, a 12 pound Rainbow. Nice colors too. Looks like this fish must have spawned last month, but recovered quite nicely. A few photo’s and back in the lake she goes.Another minute or two goes by and Jason is ready to land his second fish, a beautiful 14 pound Rainbow. It’s hard to believe. I rarely get a double header, let alone a triple-header. And even more rarely do we end up landing all of the fish. But today luck was in our favor. We get a few photos of this great fish and get it back in the water.What a start to the day. It’s been less than an hour and we have already landed three big fish. That’s a tough act to follow, but we’re going to keep fishing anyway.Lines back in the water and carry on. We only went for about an hour before the line starts singing again with another great Rainbow. A few jumps in the water and out the hook comes. Oh well, we were due to lose a fish. An hour later we get another fish on. This time a bright silver five pound Rainbow. Back it goes and we continue fishing.In the next few hours of fishing, we manage to land three or four smaller fish and lose a couple also. Just before we head in, the line starts peeling off. After a few long runs and a couple of jumps, this fish is tired out and ready to land. A nice 12 pound Rainbow to end the day.Not bad for a short day of fishing. It’s been a fun month of fishing so far. The fish are so energetic. I sometimes worry when I see the line screaming off the reel. Wondering if the fish doesn’t slow down, are we going to run out of line. Well, it hasn’t happened yet, but it’s definitely nerve racking.If you haven’t had the chance to get out yet, now is the time. Some of the most exciting battles I’ve seen have been the past few weeks. So, hey everyone, let’s get out there.NOTE: Watch for debris at this time of year. Most of the time it seems to pile up in certain areas. So, if you pay attention, you should be able to steer clear of it. It’s definitely worth getting out though. What are they biting on?Surface, surface, surface. The Kokanee have been schooling up near the surface, so the big fish have been spending a lot of time near the top also. So, concentrate on the surface.Bucktail flies have been the ticket for me. The usual black and whites and grey and whites have been working great. But remember, you do have to experiment in different conditions. If it’s cloudy or overcast, stick to the darker colors. But if the sun comes out, try using some brighter colors. Greens have been working well on the brighter days. Some of the most common flies used lately are: # 211, 214, 215, and 228.My favorite plug has produced some giant fish lately also. Lyman #16 has been good to me. Landed a couple 18 pounders on it last week. Also working well are the #24, 55, and 135.Gerrard Rainbows had a record year spawning !!The numbers were even higher than last year. With a peak of 980 fish up there on one day, this has officially been the biggest run ever. Over the period of the spawn, a total of between 2500 – 3000 fish made their way up to the grounds. It looks like we have a great future to look forward to.Kootenay Lake ProjectsB.C. Hydro and FWCP is continuing the Kootenay Lake Creel Census. You may have noticed on certain days there are people waiting at the dock or boat launch when you get in.Also if you notice a low flying airplane, don’t be alarmed. They are just counting boats. They are collecting information on size of fish being caught, catch rates,and the amount of time that anglers are spending on Kootenay Lake. This information will help with management of our resources. So, if you see them on the dock, feel free to share some information. Samples of your catch are also appreciated. ( scale samples, size and weight of fish).Also, still going on is our tagging program. Keep your eyes open for any tagged fish. Some of these fish have a reward tag attached to the dorsal. If you catch a tagged fish you can cut the tag off to claim your reward. You may then release the fish or choose to keep it. But, either way if you can get length and weight of the fish, that will help us determine how well the fish are growing and how healthy our population is. It’s an exciting time of year.So, let’s get out there.Tight lines………..Kerry Reed is the owner/operator of Reel Adventures Charters and writes a fishing report for media outlets in the region. He can be reached at 250-505-4963 or www.reeladventuresfishing.com
Who here can say that they have been attending the Red Bluff Round-Up Rodeo since they were 5 years old?How about attending diligently for the last 69 years?Raymond Calton Sr. can. He’s made the Red Bluff Round-Up a priority since 1948 because of his true love for rodeos. While his family attendance has dwindled over the years, he will be in the stands Saturday at the Round-Up with his cousin Tom and wife, children and grandchildren. The Calton family thanks the Round-Up for a …
The old oak tree, chained upCaution: The Geocache of the Week may be haunted.Something Sinister … (Staffordshire) (GCNA9Z) is as intriguing as it is scary. Legend has it that a spell was cast on an old oak tree near the cache.According to locals in the West Midlands, UK, a hungry, homeless woman approached Charles, the Earl of Shrewsbury, as he was returning to his castle one winter’s night in 1821. She asked for some money and the Earl angrily rejected her request. She then cursed him and told him that for every branch on the old oak tree that falls, a member of his family will die. The Earl dismissed the curse and carried on his way.That evening a violent storm broke out and a branch fell from the tree. Later the same night a member of the family became ill and mysteriously died. The Earl ordered his servants to chain up the tree so that no more branches would fall. The tree remains chained up to this day.A young geocacher visits the spooky treeThe difficulty 2, terrain 2.5 traditional cache was placed near the tree by MarcB in 2005 and adopted by The Bolas Heathens and Dibbler. The cache and the tree have attracted nearly 400 curious geocachers over the last 7 years.It was the number of Favorite Points that brought the cache to Spanner15‘s attention. After a visit to the spooky location, she awarded it a favorite point and decided to nominate it for the Geocache of the Week.She writes, “Walking through the woods was pretty creepy. As we got closer, you could hear screams, from the tree maybe? When we arrived it was very thrilling and a sight to see. A HUGE tree, draped in chains. Sadly, we left our camera in the car, so we only had a rubbish photo from our phone. However, the memory has remained in my head ever since. The cache was pretty cool – my first ammo can!!! Definitely a favourite point!”Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to [email protected] cache container next to the haunted treeShare with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedKuş Evi / Bird House (GC4W8G4) — Geocache of the WeekDecember 9, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Zwarte Kaat en de Hellenendse Bende — Geocache of the WeekOctober 23, 2019In “Community”Beach Babe – GCV53Z – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – July 30, 2012July 30, 2012In “Community”
How do I preview my personal geocache creation?By visiting the link generated at the end of the building process you can view the geocache as your friend will see it. Be careful not to test the Find Code with any account but the one you used to build the cache since these Lab Caches can only be found once. Why can only 1 person log my Lab Cache?I <3 Geocaching is a test, and as a test, we’re limiting the scope. So take your time creating and playing. You have until the end of February to complete an I <3 Geocaching Lab Cache. Does my hide count go up if I create a I <3 Geocaching Lab Cache?Not yet. In the future, we’re planning to roll Lab Caches into your hide count at the same time we reflect Lab Cache activity on your statistics profile. What is I <3 Geocaching?For the month of February every Premium Member will be able to hide one personalized, temporary geocache for one person. Once the geocache is found and logged by one account it is automatically archived. Choose your personal geocaching adventure, and its recipient wisely…check out this blog post for ideas. Will a geocaching community volunteer be reviewing my geocache before it’s published?Your personal geocache, is just that, personal. A community volunteer will not be reviewing your personal geocache. Continue to follow all laws, local regulations and just common sense when placing your personal geocache. Answer Do I earn a smiley if complete a Lab Cache?Yes – when you find a Lab Cache you earn a find and smiley. Congratulations. Welcome to I <3 Geocaching. Premium Members can experiment with one Lab Cache during this test. http://www.geocaching.com/iheartgeocaching/ How do I share this personal geocache with my intended friend?Simply copy the link generated at the end of the personal geocaching building process… and share it with your player. My personal geocache was accidently logged by (a tester, another friend, an alien) how do I reset it?Unfortunately there’s no way to reset your hide. Once the find code has been entered by another geocacher, it is automatically archived. How do I share my story of the awesome hide/find?Join the discussion on our inspiration blog post or join us on Facebook. Interested in even more information about I <3 Geocaching check out an expanded FAQ on our Help Center.Ready for some I <3 Geocaching inspiration? Check out this blog post and share your ideas for an amazing I <3 Geocaching Lab Cache.Have you completed creating a I <3 Geocaching Lab Cache?Help us improve next time around.Click here to take a quick surveyHave you finishing playing a I <3 Geocaching Lab Cache?Help us improve next time around.Click here to take a quick survey Who can view the Lab Cache I create?Anyone who knows the URL address of your Lab Cache can see it, so be careful who you share it with! If I become a Premium Member during the month of February will I be able to create one for a friend?Yes Question Does a Lab Cache effect the statistics on my Geocaching profile page? The short answer is, “It will in the future.” The current statistics system does not support Lab Cache finds, but it will in the future. We’ll keep you posted. For even more information check out our Help Center. What is a Lab Cache?A Lab Cache is an experimental and extremely rare geocache type. These geocaches are a way for us to innovate and test new ideas to make geocaching even better. By creating and finding a Lab Cache, you’re helping shape the future of geocaching. I want others to play the geocache I created, how do I share it with them?I <3 Geocaching is meant for one special person. This is a free test of a potential new feature. You may be able to create personal geocaches in the future in a very similar way. Does my I <3 Geocaching personal Lab Cache have to involve a container? Are there other limitations (multis, etc.)?Not necessarily, and are you ready for this? Your personal geocache can even be indoors, even in your house! The person you share this geocache with will need to discover a code to unlock the find. Looking for some inspiration? Check out this video. Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedIntroducing 3, 2, 1 Go!November 12, 2019In "News"Celebrate 3 million geocaches with a new souvenir!April 18, 2017In "News"Six geocache outing planning mistakes you don’t know you are makingApril 30, 2019In "News"
Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) sound like great novelties on the surface, but what can these technologies do to help your brand? The answer might surprise you. According to this infographic, these experiences can do quite a lot to boost your brand, especially if you are in the business of selling products or experiences.See also: What we’ve learned about VR ads after hundreds of millions of impressionsProduct manufacturers and venues are already taking advantage of VR and AR technologies as part of their marketing strategy, and even retail stores are using AR to help customers find what they’re looking for.This infographic, created by MDG Advertising, outlines some of the reasons brands should start paying attention to this emerging trend.Virtual reality is finally coming into its ownAfter years of wait-and-see with VR and AR, tech companies are finally starting to make headway into creating experiences that consumers are responding to. Products like Google’s Daydream and Samsung’s Gear VR have opened the door to enable virtually anyone with a smartphone the chance to experience virtual reality from their smartphones.Gaming consoles like Sony’s PlayStation even has a VR experience through Sony’s PlayStation VR. Oculus, which is now part of the Facebook family, is driving Facebook’s new Spaces experience where people can meet in a virtual environment.Linden Lab, the creators of the still-popular virtual world Second Life are hard at work creating a whole new virtual world experience with VR at the forefront.As for brands, hotels like Marriott are offering potential customers virtual tours of their hotels around the world, enabling them to preview their experience before booking their rooms.Even product-oriented brands like Coca-Cola are using VR to raise brand awareness through providing fun experiences. Just last year, Coca-Cola showed off packaging that converts into a cardboard VR headset for smartphones.Augmented reality is helping brands help their customersHave you ever been lost looking for items in a retail store? We all have, but this is where augmented reality can change the game.Aisle411 is already being tested with retailers like Walgreens and Toys”R”Us. It creates an augmented reality of sorts that shoppers can use like GPS navigation to get them to the product they’re searching for. A tablet mounted to the shopping cart, or the shopper’s own smartphone, this augmented reality experience makes life easier for the shopper, and that is always best for business.In addition to announcing better support for Virtual Reality at WWDC this week, Apple unveiled a ARKit, a new development platform for creating augmented reality experiences in iOS. This is a big step as Apple has long been considered the tipping point for augmented reality to really take a leap forward.The success of Niantic’s Pokemon Go last year introduced a lot of new people to the concept of augmented reality. It remains a fun, and addicting game, but the implications of its success were that brands everywhere became aware that augmented reality is well within reach. Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Ryan Matthew Pierson Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Follow the Puck Tags:#AR#Augmented Reality#Internet of Things#IoT#virtual reality#VR Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…
Football enthusiast young Kolkatans are heading to their nearest saloons in order to shape their manes in adoration of their favourite football stars.If trends are your thing and keeping in step with them is an obsession, you no longer need to look towards Twitter to see what is trending. Just looking around in Kolkata will give you a “heads” up on the fashion of the season. Football inspired haircuts are taking the city by storm. Young football enthusiasts are heading to their nearest saloons in order to shape their manes in adoration of their favourite football stars. FOOTBALL WORLD CUP 2014 From Messi to Ronaldo, the youth of football-crazy Kolkata will not stop short of trying to emulate their football favourites, right down to their haircuts this World Cup season. Priced at Rs 300-500, these haircuts seem to have become the trend of the season. “Kolkata is a football frenzied city and with FIFA on, more and more young boys are coming with favourite stars on their iPads and mobile phones asking us to get that haircut done. We have been noticing this for the past week or so and we feel that as the tournament progresses this will increase and more and more such boys will be coming,” said Jawed Habib Eastern India Franchise holder, Kohinoor Mandal. To young Kolkatans, getting footballer-inspired haircuts is their method of supporting their favourite teams from the City of Joy while the real action unfolds in the Mecca of Football that is Brazil. advertisementFor fan Akash Gupta, getting a haircut like that of his football idol Ronaldo is his method of making up for the fact that his ongoing exams will not allow him to watch the matches. “My exams are coming up this weekend so I will not be able to watch any of the matches, but I still wanted to support Portugal, my favourite team and my favourite player, Ronaldo, so I got a haircut of the same sort with spikes and a Mohawk. It’s called a dragon Mohawk and it’s pretty cool,” said he. If dragon Mohawks like that of Ronaldo is what is ruling the fashion world, haircuts like that of footballers who aren’t even playing this season are not far behind! To Siddharth Mehra, it doesn’t matter if his favourite Marco Reus is unable to play this time round. Getting a haircut like his is enough for him to support his team, Germany. “I’ll be supporting Germany this World Cup as they are giving chances to younger players like Mario Gotze and Marco Reus, one of my favourite players. The hairdo I want is especially for Reus as he is a young lad and has been playing football for quite a while, but the bad luck is that he won’t be playing this World Cup as he is injured with a ligament tear. But I am still doing this to support him,” said the football enthusiast. While the fans are happy with their new hair-dos, the idea of creating haircuts replicating those of football players seems to be creating excitement among hair dressers across the city. “We are more than happy to give this sort of a haircut because this is a change from what we normally do for the rest of the year. It is not cricketers, not filmstars, for a change it is footballers who are demanding new haircuts for this young generation. Some mothers are also interested to give their young kids a look for the football season. It is really the football mania that has gripped the entire city and all industries are witnessing it,” smiled Kohinoor Mandal.