Livestock Industry Needs High Quality Soy Protien

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Livestock Industry Needs High Quality Soy Protien Previous articleNFU Changes Position on GMO Labeling to “Voluntary”Next articleHow to Cut Production Costs Without Cutting Yields Gary Truitt SHARE By Gary Truitt – Mar 14, 2016 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Livestock Industry Needs High Quality Soy Protien Livestock Industry Needs High Quality Soy Protien-HATThe population of hogs and chickens in the U.S. is getting larger, and so is their need for high-quality feed. According to soy checkoff-funded research, the number of hogs produced in the U.S. has increased nearly 25 percent since 2003 while broiler production has increased by more than 15 percent. More hogs and chickens mean more opportunities for soybean farmers, but only if they produce high-quality soybean meal.Poultry and livestock farmers depend on high levels of protein and amino acids to maximize their animals’ potential. Soy checkoff farmer-leader Scott Singlestad from Minnesota explains.“Having higher protein and amino acid balances in your soybean meal helps with the livestock industry because that’s what is fed to the animals to get the rate of gain. And by keeping a good high-quality meal out there, it makes their job a lot easier.”One way U.S. soybean farmers can help meet these needs is by asking your seed dealer which varieties produce high-quality meal while still delivering high yield.For more information on the importance of high-quality soybean meal, visit WWW.UNITEDSOYBEAN.ORG. SHARElast_img read more

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Stay of execution for County Limerick Post Office

first_imgNewsCommunityLimerickStay of execution for County Limerick Post OfficeBy Staff Reporter – November 8, 2017 2151 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print Linkedin Facebook A CAMPAIGN to keep open a County Limerick Post office has paid off as this Wednesday it was confirmed that Old Pallas post office will remain open for a further year.With over 1,000 signatures lodged in support of a petition to keep it open, Old Pallas Post Office and the O’Dwyer family that run it will remain open while a nationwide review of the Post Office Network is completed.Last September, 200 people turned out in support of the County Limerick family and their local Post Office.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Denis O’Dwyer has been acting postmaster since his mother passed away and the news this Wednesday has been widely welcomed.Fianna Fail TD, Deputy Niall Collins said that “This is good news for the community using Old Pallas Post Office. The campaign to retain this post office had huge community involvement which demonstrated the depth of feeling and concern at the potential loss of this vital community service.“This one year extension will allow both the Post Masters Union and An Post to complete the national review of the network which currently ongoing and when completed will give the much needed certainty required by local communities, postmasters and An Post”. WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter TAGSan postlimerickOld Pallas center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLimerick people to #StopAndAsk about scienceNext articleScholarship a fitting tribute to murdered Garda Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live last_img read more

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Sex assault charge dropped against actor Kevin Spacey

first_imgScott Eisen/Getty Images(NANTUCKET, Mass.) — Prosecutors in Nantucket on Wednesday dropped a felony sexual assault charge against the actor Kevin Spacey, after watching their case against the actor slowly fall apart under scrutiny from Spacey’s defense team during months of contentious pre-trial hearings that unfolded in the resort island’s lone courtroom.The decision to drop the charges followed a meeting between the accuser, his parents and prosecutors on Sunday, July 14, following a July 8 hearing in which the alleged victim exercised his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination during a hearing in which he was testifying about his missing cell phone.“The complaining witness was informed that if he chose to continue to invoke his Fifth Amendment right, the case would not be able to go forward,” Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe said in a statement released on Wednesday. “After a further period of reflection privately with his lawyer, the complaining witness elected not to waive his right under the Fifth Amendment.”In October, 2017, the young man contacted the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s office to allege that 15 months earlier Spacey had plied him with beer and whiskey in July 2016 after meeting the two met at the Club Car bar and restaurant in Nantucket, where the young man had worked that summer as a busboy, and sexually assaulted him.The alleged victim admitted to authorities that he lied to Spacey about his age, saying he was a 23-year-old college student attending Wake Forest University, when in fact he was an 18-year-old busboy working at the restaurant where he met the actor.The alleged victim told investigators that while Spacey was touching him, he was texting and communicating with his girlfriend and other friends on Snapchat and sent his girlfriend a Snapchat video of Spacey groping him, according to the criminal complaint. He alleged the inappropriate touching of his genitals continued for about three minutes, according to the complaint. Those texts and videos have been a key focus of heated, pre-trial courtroom debates during previous hearings in the case.In January, authorities charged Spacey with a single felony count of indecent assault and battery.But over the course of months of pre-trial hearings, it emerged that the mother of Spacey’s accuser had deleted potentially exculpatory data from her son’s cell phone before turning it over to police, and that the lead investigator in the case did not file a report stating the mother’s voluntary admission until just last month — in June, 2019 — more than three years after the alleged encounter.When Spacey’s defense team learned of these developments last month, they sought from the judge in the case and were granted direct access to the accuser’s phone.Defense attorneys, who compared the results of the state’s forensic examination of the phone with screenshots of the group chat conversation from that night that the accuser had initially texted to investigators, concluded that key parts of those conversations had been deleted before the phone was turned over to investigators.A civil attorney for the accuser then informed the court that the phone had apparently been irretrievably lost — and even questioned whether police returned the device to the family at all after the government completed its forensic exam of the contents of the phone.The accuser appeared in court earlier this month and took the witness stand. He testified he did not report the alleged assault to police for 15 months, in October, 2017, rather than the three months prosecutors had been contending since filing charges against the actor in January. The lead investigator in the case testified later that day under questioning from Spacey’s defense attorney that the one-year difference was the result of a “typo,” and a spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office acknowledged the error in response to a question from ABC News.He also testified that he had turned the phone back over to the accuser’s family a few weeks after obtaining it. But the accuser’s father went on to testify that he doesn’t recall ever receiving the device back, prompting the lead investigator to acknowledge that he was “remiss” and failed to get a signed receipt confirming the return of the phone.But part of the way through the accuser’s July 8 testimony, during questioning from Spacey defense attorney Alan Jackson, a recess was called after the accuser was asked whether he was aware that it’s a crime to delete potentially exculpatory data from a piece of evidence in a criminal probe. He said on the stand that he had not been aware of that.Then a recess was called — during which the accuser informed the judge through a representative that he had decided to invoke his Fifth Amendment right to protect himself against self-incrimination — and declined further testimony. That prompted Barrett to order the accuser’s testimony stricken from the record.That led Jackson to demand of Nantucket District Court Judge Thomas Barrett that the case be dismissed on the spot. An assistant district attorney asked for a week to confer with his office, and the next hearing in the case was scheduled for July 31.“This entire case is completely compromised” by the accuser’s decision to take the Fifth, Jackson told Barrett. “He’s the sole witness than can establish the circumstances of his allegation.”Barrett declined to immediately dismiss the charge, after an assistant district attorney asked for a week to confer with his office, but acknowledged from the bench that “without [the accuser’s testimony], the Commonwealth will have a tough row to hoe,” adding that it remained unclear whether the case would “continue or collapse” without the testimony of the accuser himself.In Oct. 2017, actor Anthony Rapp claimed in a BuzzFeed interview that Spacey made sexual advances towards him at a party in 1986 when he was 14 and Spacey was 26.When the story was made public, Spacey posted a statement on Twitter saying he is “beyond horrified” by the story, but doesn’t remember the encounter. He went on to say he was examining himself and now chooses “to [openly] live as a gay man.”Rapp’s allegation prompted a flood of similar allegations against the actor for groping and other inappropriate behavior over the course of his long career, but to date no other charges beside the now-dropped Nantucket charge have been filed.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.,Scott Eisen/Getty Images(NANTUCKET, Mass.) — Prosecutors in Nantucket on Wednesday dropped a felony sexual assault charge against the actor Kevin Spacey, after watching their case against the actor slowly fall apart under scrutiny from Spacey’s defense team during months of contentious pre-trial hearings that unfolded in the resort island’s lone courtroom.The decision to drop the charges followed a meeting between the accuser, his parents and prosecutors on Sunday, July 14, following a July 8 hearing in which the alleged victim exercised his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination during a hearing in which he was testifying about his missing cell phone.“The complaining witness was informed that if he chose to continue to invoke his Fifth Amendment right, the case would not be able to go forward,” Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe said in a statement released on Wednesday. “After a further period of reflection privately with his lawyer, the complaining witness elected not to waive his right under the Fifth Amendment.”In October, 2017, the young man contacted the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s office to allege that 15 months earlier Spacey had plied him with beer and whiskey in July 2016 after meeting the two met at the Club Car bar and restaurant in Nantucket, where the young man had worked that summer as a busboy, and sexually assaulted him.The alleged victim admitted to authorities that he lied to Spacey about his age, saying he was a 23-year-old college student attending Wake Forest University, when in fact he was an 18-year-old busboy working at the restaurant where he met the actor.The alleged victim told investigators that while Spacey was touching him, he was texting and communicating with his girlfriend and other friends on Snapchat and sent his girlfriend a Snapchat video of Spacey groping him, according to the criminal complaint. He alleged the inappropriate touching of his genitals continued for about three minutes, according to the complaint. Those texts and videos have been a key focus of heated, pre-trial courtroom debates during previous hearings in the case.In January, authorities charged Spacey with a single felony count of indecent assault and battery.But over the course of months of pre-trial hearings, it emerged that the mother of Spacey’s accuser had deleted potentially exculpatory data from her son’s cell phone before turning it over to police, and that the lead investigator in the case did not file a report stating the mother’s voluntary admission until just last month — in June, 2019 — more than three years after the alleged encounter.When Spacey’s defense team learned of these developments last month, they sought from the judge in the case and were granted direct access to the accuser’s phone.Defense attorneys, who compared the results of the state’s forensic examination of the phone with screenshots of the group chat conversation from that night that the accuser had initially texted to investigators, concluded that key parts of those conversations had been deleted before the phone was turned over to investigators.A civil attorney for the accuser then informed the court that the phone had apparently been irretrievably lost — and even questioned whether police returned the device to the family at all after the government completed its forensic exam of the contents of the phone.The accuser appeared in court earlier this month and took the witness stand. He testified he did not report the alleged assault to police for 15 months, in October, 2017, rather than the three months prosecutors had been contending since filing charges against the actor in January. The lead investigator in the case testified later that day under questioning from Spacey’s defense attorney that the one-year difference was the result of a “typo,” and a spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office acknowledged the error in response to a question from ABC News.He also testified that he had turned the phone back over to the accuser’s family a few weeks after obtaining it. But the accuser’s father went on to testify that he doesn’t recall ever receiving the device back, prompting the lead investigator to acknowledge that he was “remiss” and failed to get a signed receipt confirming the return of the phone.But part of the way through the accuser’s July 8 testimony, during questioning from Spacey defense attorney Alan Jackson, a recess was called after the accuser was asked whether he was aware that it’s a crime to delete potentially exculpatory data from a piece of evidence in a criminal probe. He said on the stand that he had not been aware of that.Then a recess was called — during which the accuser informed the judge through a representative that he had decided to invoke his Fifth Amendment right to protect himself against self-incrimination — and declined further testimony. That prompted Barrett to order the accuser’s testimony stricken from the record.That led Jackson to demand of Nantucket District Court Judge Thomas Barrett that the case be dismissed on the spot. An assistant district attorney asked for a week to confer with his office, and the next hearing in the case was scheduled for July 31.“This entire case is completely compromised” by the accuser’s decision to take the Fifth, Jackson told Barrett. “He’s the sole witness than can establish the circumstances of his allegation.”Barrett declined to immediately dismiss the charge, after an assistant district attorney asked for a week to confer with his office, but acknowledged from the bench that “without [the accuser’s testimony], the Commonwealth will have a tough row to hoe,” adding that it remained unclear whether the case would “continue or collapse” without the testimony of the accuser himself.In Oct. 2017, actor Anthony Rapp claimed in a BuzzFeed interview that Spacey made sexual advances towards him at a party in 1986 when he was 14 and Spacey was 26.When the story was made public, Spacey posted a statement on Twitter saying he is “beyond horrified” by the story, but doesn’t remember the encounter. He went on to say he was examining himself and now chooses “to [openly] live as a gay man.”Rapp’s allegation prompted a flood of similar allegations against the actor for groping and other inappropriate behavior over the course of his long career, but to date no other charges beside the now-dropped Nantucket charge have been filed.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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