World Tobacco Day

first_imgDear Editor,World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on 31 May. It is intended to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe.The day is further intended to draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects, which currently lead to more than 7 million deaths each year worldwide, including 890,000 of which are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke.The member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) created World No Tobacco Day in 1987. In the past twenty-one years, the day has been met with both enthusiasm and resistance around the globe from governments, public health organizations, smokers, growers, and the tobacco industry.YoursRooplall Dudhnathlast_img read more

Know to Grow program puts young farmers to the test

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Supporting the next generation of farmers is one of the key purposes of Farm Credit Mid-America’s Growing Forward initiative. The program, which started in 2014, just hosted its annual Know to Grow conference in Columbus.The two-day event featured a wide range of topics, with speakers covering anything from the basics of understanding the farm’s financials, to succession planning to way to maximize the farm’s position financially.The value of a meeting like the Know to Grow conference is not only help young and beginning farmers who are looking for ideas and new ways to keep the farm profitable, it is also of value to Farm Credit Mid-America as these up and coming farmers learn to be better borrowers.“Many young and beginning farmers are very good at the production aspect of what they do on the farm, but we are trying to shift that mindset and get them to focus more on the financial management side,” said Jonathan Carter, AVP of Farm Credit Mid-America’s Growing Forward campaign. “The financial side of farming may not be as fun as driving a tractor but it is very essential is running a successful farming operation.”Gary Matteson, Farm Credit, gives the Keynote Address at this year’s Know to Grow ConferenceThe Keynote Speaker for the gathering was Farm Credit’s VP of Young, Beginning, Small Farmer Programs and Outreach, Gary Matteson. He told the roomful of nearly 100 farmers that the first thing they need to do in order to be successful is to define success.“Everybody can think about success as having 300 cows or a 300 horsepower tractor or 300 acres and those sorts of measures are what you grow up with on the farm,” Matteson said. “What comes from a session like this one is that these farmers can take those numbers and see just how profitable that scenario is. Maybe you can make more money with 125 cows than you can with 300. The ability to analyze the kind of dream you have and turn it into a plan is what I hope this conference accomplishes.”In order for a farm to be successful it, like any other business, requires three basic skills which include finance, production and marketing. Many farmers, who see production as their strong suit, will still try to do all of these skills at the same time, when the best strategy may be to delegate those other skills.“The financial skills are the easiest ones to hire through a book keeper or a loan officer to help you through some of those difficult planning questions that are needed for the financial aspect of your farm,” Matteson said. “Those tough questions are what build character. Young farmers need to understand that they will get asked some tough questions by a loan officer, whether they are financial or management related. They are simply seeking to understand the nature and scope of your business and if you understand why they need to ask those questions, then it’s going to be much easier to answer them.”Latham Farley was one of the beginning farmers taking part in the Know to Grow meetings. He is working with his wife’s family in Englewood, Ohio and a plan is in place for him to begin taking on more responsibilities in the near future. Farley started 2017 by building a business plan, an idea suggested by his Farm Credit Mid-America advisor. He was hoping to take away some more ideas from the conference to help him complete the task.“I didn’t know what to expect when I began putting my plan to paper, but when I got to identifying short and long-term goals and wrote out how I’d work the equipment side of things and work with my in-laws and then farm for myself it got pretty difficult,” Latham said. “The hard part was writing out how we actually do things on our farm and it made me have to think out how to organize my plan and just how viable the operation would be ten years down the road.”Rachel Heimerl is the Office Manager of Heimerl Farms, a large scale hog operation based in Johnstown, Ohio. Her motivation for being a part of the conference was unique in that she was looking to add value to her position and what she can offer to the family farm.“My goal is to better understand balance sheets and financial statements,” Heimerl said. “I want to be able to pull that type of information from our accounting system and help the farm make better decisions in the future.”Currently, with large supplies of pork on the market for the foreseeable future, the hog business is not the easiest one to be in. That is why finding the “balance” in the balance sheet is so important for Heimerl.“Every decision we are making needs to be a sound one,” Heimerl said. “We can’t overspend and we have to keep a close eye on the markets. There are so many other farmers down the line that are depending on that.”AUDIO: Know to Grow program puts young farmers to the testTy’s Wrap for Wednesday LONGlast_img read more

Jersey review by Baahubali man SS Rajamouli: Nani Babu, just loved you anthe

first_imgNani’s recently-released film Jersey is receiving huge applause from audience and critics. Many celebs have come forward to give a thumbs up to both the debutant director Gowtham Tinnanuri and the film’s hero Nani.SS Rajamouli, who never shies away from appreciating good work, took to Twitter to share his views about Jersey. He said that everyone who is involved in the film can be proud of it.The director wrote, “Heart warming and joyful.. #Jersey is full of superbly written, crafted and Directed scenes… Well done Gowtam Tinnanuri… A film which everyone involved can be proud of.. Nani “Babu”… Just love you anthe.. (sic).”Earlier, Allu Arjun and Jr NTR also took to Twitter to praise Nani and the film.Bro @NameisNani , you have hit the ball out of the park with a stellar performance! Brilliant, Brilliant, BRILLIANT ! I will cherish your performance for a long time to come and I am super proud of you #JerseyJr NTR (@tarak9999) April 19, 2019Just watched JERSEY. Brilliant heart touching film. I loved every aspect of it. Congratulations to the entire team. @NameisNani you rocked the show , your best film & best best performance by far. All artists & technicians did a splendid job. @ShraddhaSrinath @anirudhofficialAllu Arjun (@alluarjun) April 19, 2019nailed it . Last and most imp. the captain Gowtham Tinnanuri . Splendid work . Steady & Bold . Such a sweet film. Movie lovers …its a Must watch.Allu Arjun (@alluarjun) April 19, 2019#JERSEY is a wonderful sports drama, @NameisNani gari honest performance really touching & takes the film to next level. Dir @gowtam19 is genuine in every frame of the film @anirudhofficial BGM is brilliant ,Congratulations to my friends @vamsi84 @SitharaEnts for the success pic.twitter.com/wa79naIQ2hadvertisementMaruthi director (@DirectorMaruthi) April 19, 2019#JERSEY will be celebrated and it will be remembered. The film stays with me. In love with@Nameisnani’s performance. Brilliantly done @gowtam19 & @ShraddhaSrinath is a class act. Congratulations allSudheer Babu (@isudheerbabu) April 19, 2019Heartful congratulations to @NameisNani and @gowtam19 for a beautiful emotion driven film! Cheers to the entire team of #Jersey A must watch indeed… pic.twitter.com/4fXJ2kIbRiMM* (@HeroManoj1) April 19, 2019India Today reviewer Janani K wrote, “Jersey is a film that celebrates the gift of life and teaches us to take life with a pinch of salt. It will move you, inspire you and make you look at your own life in a different way.”The film, directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, traces the life of an aged cricketer who tries to prove his worth. The sports-drama stars Nani, Shraddha Srinath and Sathyaraj in the lead roles.Several critics call Jersey the best Telugu film that has released so far in 2019. The box office collection of the film will be a testament to the statement.MOVIE REVIEW: JERSEYALSO SEE | Priya Varrier and Roshan Abdul get cosy in a car for photoshootALSO WATCH | Scripts are decided depending upon the audience: Actor Nanilast_img read more