Ohio Agri-Women Awards 2019 scholarships

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Agri-Women recently named the recipients of its 2019 scholarships. The recipients include McKenna Marshall, Meredith Oglesby, Abbygail Pitstick and Lauren Almasy. Ohio Agri- Women is part of American Agri-Women, a national coalition of farm, ranch and agri-business women. Here are more details about the scholarship winners:McKenna Marshall is the $1,000 Graduate Scholarship winner. She is attending Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. She grew up working on her family dairy and crop farm, while experiencing Ohio Agri-Women with her mother. She hopes to stay involved with her family farm while working as a farm and small animal vet.Meredith Oglesby is the $1,000 Undergraduate Scholarship winner. She is attending The Ohio State University majoring in agricultural communication with a minor in environment, economy, development, and sustainability. While maintaining a herd of cattle she hopes to work in communications for the non-profit sector focused in food security and hunger, increasing food access and healthy eating across the state of Ohio.Abbygail Pitstick is the $1,000 Undergraduate Scholarship winner. She is attending Wilmington College majoring in Animal Science with minors in Agribusiness and Crop Production. She owns and operates Sister’s Cattle Company consisting of purebred Hereford cows. She hopes to expand her cattle operation while working in the Animal Nutrition field.Lauren Almasy is the $500 Entrepreneurial Scholarship winner. She is attending The Ohio State University majoring in Animal Science and Dairy Production. She grew up on her family farm that led her to starting her own Brown Swiss herd. She developed a “Farm to Fridge” program to present at libraries to educate consumers about where their milk comes from and collect donations for the food pantry. She hopes to work as a Dairy Nutritionist.American Agri-Women promotes the welfare of our national security through a safe and reliable food, fiber and energy supply. Since 1974 AAW members have worked together to educate consumers; advocate for agriculture; and offer networking and professional development opportunities. For more information or to join visit AmericanAgriWomen.org. Find and follow AAW on social media at: Facebook.com/AgriWomen/, Twitter.com/Women4Ag/(@Women4Ag) and Instagram.com/AmericanAgriWomen/ (@americanagriwomen).last_img read more

“Likejacking” Takes Off on Facebook

first_imgsarah perez Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Security researchers are warning of the newest Facebook threat, something they’re calling “likejacking,” a Facebook-enabled clickjacking attack that tricks users into clicking links that mark the clicked site as one of your Facebook “likes.” These likes then show up on your profile and, of course, in your Facebook News Feed where your friends can see the link and click it, allowing the vicious, viral cycle to continue. According to security firm Sophos, hundreds of thousands of users have already fallen for this new “likejacking” trick thanks to the clever and tantalizing linkbait the spammers use to entice people to click their links. For example:“LOL This girl gets OWNED after a POLICE OFFICER reads her STATUS MESSAGE.”“This man takes a picture of himself EVERYDAY for 8 YEARS!!”“The Prom Dress That Got This Girl Suspended From School.”After clicking through on a link, victims don’t get to see the promised content, but rather a blank page reading “click here to continue.” This page contains the clickjacking worm (Troj/Iframe-ET) embedded via an invisible link. Click anywhere on the page and the message is posted to your profile and News Feed, allowing the worm to further its spread. This particular exploit is made possible by way of Facebook’s new like button and its associated developer code. According to the like button documentation, the buttons can be customized with meta data that includes things like the title of the Web page, the name of the website and the URL of a picture for the page. By customizing these fields, spammers and hackers can easily create links that are, in fact, malicious “likes.” Told You SoThe popularity of this particular attack vector is not surprising. Soon after the launch of the Facebook like button, we reported on its potential as a threat, noting how incredibly easy it is to create like buttons that link to anything on the Web – even pages you have never visited. It was only a matter of time before spammers and hackers started exploiting this weakness for their own purposes. (Frankly, we’re surprised it took this long.) The problem has to do with the overly simple way Facebook has implemented the “like button” feature. Non-developers can plug a URL into a wizard that generates code that can be copied and pasted anywhere on the Web. Like buttons created this way or manually, via handwritten code, will function properly even if they point to a webpage that’s on a different domain from the page where the button is being hosted. Kyle Bragger, a Web entrepreneur who just launched Forrst, an online community for developers and designers, warned Facebook users of “like fraud” back in April by way of a personal blog post. To circumvent potential likejacking attempts such as these, he created a Facebook “like” bookmarklet that safely “likes” the page you’re on, allowing you to feel secure that you’re actually liking the real thing and not some shady linkbait. (Or likebait, if you will). If you’ve been hit with this likejacking attack, the best you can do is remove the like from your profile and delete the post from your News Feed. You might want to apologize to your friends with a Facebook status update, too. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts center_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Facebook#NYT#security#social networks#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Communal divide to the fore in Asansol

first_imgFor a city with a centuries-old history of mining coal and producing steel, a gate at the entrance to Asansol, describing it as the “City of Brotherhood”, was scarcely noticed by residents and passers-by until a few years ago. However, after March 2018, the message put up by the city’s civic body is not only hard to miss but also presents the paradox the city is grappling with.In March 2018, Asansol burnt in hatred. Over 26 years after the city witnessed a divide along communal lines post-Babri Masjid demolition, the city appeared to be divided again. People were killed and prohibitory orders remained imposed for weeks as riots broke out over processions during Ram Navami. As the constituency gears up for polls on April 29, 2019, the fault lines of the communal divide seem more pronounced.Days before the polls, Trinamool Congress nominee Sreemati Dev Varma (Moon Moon Sen) had several events lined up earlier this week on Monday. At a crossing on the Domohani Road in Ward No. 31 of the Asansol Municipal Corporation, the 65-year-old actor made a brief speech to a crowd of a few hundred, largely comprising women and children.“The sound of azan from your mosque is the same as that of shlokas from the Gita,” she began. “Will you vote for those who want to divide us,” she asked in an apparent reference to the BJP.Ms. Sen, who represented Bankura Lok Sabha seat in 2014, had no hesitation in telling the audience that she is not familiar with Asansol and was contesting as per the wishes of her party chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Her speech was replete with references to her mother, Bengali screen legend Suchitra Sen. Asked about her chances here, Ms. Sen’s reply reflected the wit of a politician: “Ask me what are the chances of Mamata Banerjee becoming Prime Minister and I will tell you its cent per cent.”Challenges galore The arithmetic of the last Assembly polls, held three years ago, may be with the TMC — it had won five of the seven seats in the Asansol LS constituency. But there are other challenges for the party. A TMC MP from Kolkata admitted that prime among them was of keeping the party’s flock together. This was one of the reasons why an outsider was given the ticket.Defending the seat is Union Minister of State Babul Supriyo. The singer-turned-politician’s greatest weapon this election is a song that has already courted a lot of controversy. Beyond the open coal mines of Raniganj where people can be seen carrying coal — mostly smuggled from the mines — on bicycles and their heads under the scorching sun, Mr. Supriyo is in the midst of a very busy campaign. As his convoy passes through Pandabeshwar, his supporters distribute booklets on the work he has done in the past five years, with his song playing in the background. Refuting the Election Commission’s reservations about the song, Mr. Supriyo expressed happiness at the over one lakh views it had notched on the Internet. “Why will you vote for Moon Moon Sen who is asking for votes in the name of her dead mother? What about the living and their problems?” he told a small gathering. While reminding people to play his song, the MP also raised slogans of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ during his campaign.Corruption from coal and freedom to allow religious processions found echoes in the words of Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he addressed the public meeting at Polo Grounds in Asansol the very next day (Tuesday). Just on the other side of the railway tracks, where the Prime Minister addressed the public meeting, Noorani Masjid and its adjoining areas still bear the scars of last year’s violence. “There was an unfortunate incident last year. What happened then should not recur any time in the future,” said Maulana Imdadullah Rashidi, referring to the riots. The cleric’s 16-year-old son was killed in the riots but he defused the situation with love, threatening to leave the city if members of the community targeted others.Another flare-upEarlier this month, a communal flare-up was also reported at Barakat in Asansol over a Ram Navami procession when authorities had to intervene, make arrests and suspend Internet services in the area. Imam Rashidi tried to downplay the incident. “There were some rumours in Barakat. Everything is quiet now. Elections will come and go. Asansol needs to, and will return to, where it was before 2018,” he said, his voice reflecting the same sanity and reason he had put forth a year ago.For Imam Rashidi, Asansol is really the city of brotherhood. “We are brothers living together here for centuries. Those who are used to hate will never realise what brotherhood means,” he said.last_img read more

Lionel Messi is the best of the world, would like to play with him: Rivaldo

first_imgRivaldo has joined in the hottest debate that splits the current world of football.Who is better Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi?The Brazilian legend has cast his vote, and it is in favour of  Lionel Messi.  Rivaldo said that Messi is the best footballer in the world and that, he personally, would love to play along side the Argentine.”I would like to play with Messi, it would be amazing. He is the best of the world, the one who makes more differences,” the attacking midfielder who won the La Liga title twice with Barcelona was quoted as saying by goal.com on Tuesday.”I would like to play with Messi, it would be amazing. He is the best of the world, the one who makes more differences,” Rivaldo added.The 45-year-old also said football was far more difficult during his time and the current generation lacks the same level of competition.”In my time there were more players than today challenging for being the best in the world,”I remember Figo, Del Piero or Totti, now you always hear about the same players and I am pretty sure I could challenge with Messi and Ronaldo because football was harder in my times,” said Rivaldo, who has scored 35 goals in 74 appearances for Brazil from 1993 to 2003.last_img read more