Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Licking County Extension is offering a meeting on cattle reproductive technologies designed to help all levels of producers, including the person who is interested in using artificial insemination for the first time, to the person that has used embryo transfer for years. Reproductive technology continues to progress and a lot has changed in the last five years.We will discuss the topics of estrus synchronization, timed breeding, artificial insemination, sexed semen, embryo transfer, and in vitro fertilization. Are you using the available procedures to improve your management and your herd genetics? Learn about the current status and what the future holds. Get answers to your questions such as: What are the costs? What are realistic expectations? How do I take the next step?This class is being offered free beginning at 7 p.m. on January 23 in the Licking Valley High School Ag Building at 100 Hainesview Drive, Newark Ohio, located just to the right of the High School. Presenters include Mel Dejarnette, Vice President of Processing and Research for Select Sires Inc., and Dr. Rob Stout, DVM. Owner of Legends Lane Reproductive Services in Alexandria.Register, or get more information by contacting Dean Kreager at 740-670-5315.
Web 2.0 technology combined with publicly accessible data sources powered by Web Services have created a new category of applications called mash-ups. Mash-up applications driven by APIs available from companies like Google and Yahoo! especially those that incorporate visual mapping have become popular. Web Services are becoming the preferred way to make data easily publicly available. To support Web Services, companies like StrikeIron have become Web Service data brokers. Other companies, like Salesforce.com’s AppExchange, provide Web-Service-based infrastructures or “ecosystems” that allow easy data exchange between applications.But what about public sector / government data? Examples aren’t too common. RSS data feeds and Web Services serving up government data are still scarce. One successful example is ChicagoCrime.org which mashes up Google Maps with the Chicago city’s crime database. The interface allows you to search crimes by route, ward, street, police beat and other parameters.e-Government mash-ups have the potential for disseminating information and data to members of both civilian and government authorities and getting citizens more involved in government.What kind of information could be made available? For example:– Regional Economic Strategies– Legislator voting record– Local Planning Information– Consultation and Policy Documents– Health and Safety Guidance– Statuatory registrations: births, deaths, marriages, land titles– Statistics (Census, etc…)– Mapping Data– Meteorlogical Data– Agency ReportsThe advantages of making this kind of information available include greater transparency of government, easier searching of public sector documents, and sharing of best practices between the commecial and public sector.It’s probably more likely that Web Services might first be used to share information between interagencies. There’s some indication that the government is moving in that direction. Another example within the government where Web Services are being explored is the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). DISA compared a simple custom application they had developed in house, deploying $30,000 of in-house servers and software to support. In an experiment, DISA built the same application and deployed using the “Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud“, Amazon.com’s Web Service platform for a total cost of $5.Air Force Lt. General Charles Croom, DISA’s director, said that by adopting SOA and Web Services that they could revolutionize how their agency supports their DoD users worldwide. He plans to stay away from monolithic, highly customized systems and rely on a Web Services-based infrastructure. Some of the military applications they are rolling out now are mash-ups that even incorporate the use of Google maps. read more
In this file photo, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, left, and Gennady Golovkin pose in Las Vegas. The much anticipated Sept. 16 middleweight title fight between Golovkin and Alvarez will take place on the Las Vegas Strip. Promoter Oscar De La Hoya said Monday, June 5, 2017, the T-Mobile Arena on the Strip won out in bidding over AT&T Stadium in Texas. APLAS VEGAS — Gennady Golovkin will make his Las Vegas debut when he meets Canelo Alvarez in a middleweight title showdown that figures to be the richest fight since Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao fought two years ago.Promoters announced Monday (Tuesday Manila time) that the much-anticipated Sept. 16 fight between Golovkin and Alvarez will take place at the T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip. The arena won out over AT&T Stadium in Dallas and Madison Square Garden in New York, which also bid for the bout.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Alvarez is a former welterweight and super welterweight champion who moved up to a catch weight of 164 pounds for his fight against Chavez.Alvarez suffered his only loss against Mayweather, dropping a decision in a 2013 fight many thought he took too early in his career.De La Hoya said he talked to officials from several venues wanting to host the fight, including Dodger Stadium and Madison Square Garden. In the end it came down to the glitz and excitement of Las Vegas against a much larger capacity at the stadium where the Dallas Cowboys play.“Ultimately it’s the entertainment factor,” he said. “People want to go to parties before and after the fight.”MGM Grand, which owns the T-Mobile Arena, will televise the fight closed circuit at its other Las Vegas resorts in addition to the HBO pay-per-view. Ticket prices and pay-per-view prices have yet to be released. Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Clippers to host 2 preseason games against Raptors in Hawaii “It was a hard decision because there was so much interest from other venues,” said Golovkin’s promoter, Tom Loeffler. “It’s just the right time for Gennady to be in Las Vegas and make a big splash.”Golovkin, a knockout artist from Kazakhstan who hasn’t lost in 37 fights, will defend his middleweight titles against Alvarez, the red-head who is the biggest boxing star in Mexico. Alvarez, whose only loss was at the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr., is coming off a lopsided win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. last month in Las Vegas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe fight will be televised on pay-per-view from the 20,000-seat facility that is also the home of the UFC.“Everybody wants to go to Vegas, have a great time and watch a great fight,” said Oscar De La Hoya, who promotes Alvarez. Golovkin, popularly known in boxing as Triple G, has campaigned for a fight against Alvarez for much of the past two years. The fight was announced last month after Alvarez beat Chavez in a pay-per-view fight at T-Mobile Arena.“We had to wait for a long time,” Loeffler said. “It was frustrating having a champion willing to fight anybody who still found it virtually impossible to get top names in the ring with him.”Golovkin is coming off a hard-fought decision win over Daniel Jacobs in March at Madison Square Garden that was the first time in nine years he was forced to go the distance in a bout. The speculation in boxing was that his performance against Jacobs may have convinced Alvarez that it was worth the risk to face such a big puncher.De La Hoya, who announced the fight during an appearance on ESPN, said the fight between two boxers who are all action and big punchers will help fans forget the 2015 bout between Mayweather and Pacquiao that didn’t live up to expectations.“I made Triple G versus Canelo in order to bring back those fans and give fight fans a real fight,” De La Hoya said. “This is a real fight.”ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP read more