Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest CME Group and the National 4-H Council are partnering for a third consecutive year to bring their popular and award-winning Commodity Carnival fair experience to more than 100 state and county fairs in nine states this summer, including The Ohio State Fair.An interactive and educational game about the business of agriculture, the Commodity Carnival teaches young fairgoers how to manage the costs and risks associated with bringing an animal – this year, a hog – to market.Ty Higgins visited the Commodity Carnival booth in the Ag/Hort Building to find out more.
The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#Amazon#Android#apps#mobile What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces sarah perez Last week, the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) issued a warning to mobile app developers regarding Amazon’s recently launched Appstore for Android. The message, simply put: don’t use it. According to the letter posted here on the IGDA website, the organization had “significant concerns” about the distribution terms, pricing policies and discounting practices Amazon used when selling developers’ apps.But after a clarification from Amazon which said the IGDA had referenced an older version of the developer agreement by mistake, many wrote off the whole situation as a simple “misunderstanding.” But that’s not the case, the IGDA now claims. “Amazon’s terms, as they currently stand, represent a threat to game developers,” reads the latest blog post from the organization.IGDA: We’re Still Not Impressed with Amazon’s TermsIn this new post, the IGDA says that, despite Amazon’s update, the majority of its concerns remain unaddressed. On Amazon’s Developer Blog, Amazon had explained that the document the IGDA referred to was out of date. It was just a simple accident, Amazon implied, because it had forgotten to update one of the versions it stored online on its Developer Portal website.The updated document now reflects the changes made to the agreement in November, Amazon said, including “that the definition of list price applies only to the apps current price on a similar store.”That’s not good enough, says the IGDA, mocking the retailer by saying how “pleased” it is that all versions on the Amazon website are now consistent. But the IGDA remains “unimpressed,” overall:Amazon is still reserving the right to pay developers just 20% of their minimum list price at any time, without notification or advance approval. Additionally, Amazon is still unilaterally preventing developers from ever making an exclusive promotional deal with another marketplace.In summary, Amazons terms still enable it to steeply discount a game developers content without permission a tactic Amazon could easily use to force game developers to absorb the cost for Amazon to compete with other appstores.We are not impressed with Amazons recent gesture, nor is this matter the result of a misunderstanding. We believe that Amazons terms, as they currently stand, represent a threat to game developers.Developer Response MutedFor what it’s worth, in our own ReadWriteMobile poll, we saw (as of time of writing) 41.67% of respondents agree that developers should indeed stay away from the Amazon Appstore. 34.03% disagree and 24.31% said they were unsure.The implication with this debate, as the IGDA points out, is that Amazon’s terms were designed with the betterment of Amazon in mind, not the developer community or even the Android platform itself. At present, Amazon seems most interested in drawing in users from other Android app stores, even Google’s official Android Market, through the use of promotions where paid apps are given away for free on a daily basis.For many developers, the power of Amazon has proved to be a major draw. As Applocious notes, highly popular titles including Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja and Doodle Jump are available now in Amazon’s store. But the article notes that for indie developers, “the lack of control can be frightening.”What’s interesting about this ongoing spat is what appears to be a general lack of media attention and developer outrage over the matter. Are developers simply unaware of the issues at hand? Do they just not care? Or do they actually believe that Amazon has the winning formula for app promotion and sales?
In observance of Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day this Sunday, we would like to take the time to remember the surviving mothers and families, and honor the legacy of their loved ones who died while serving our country.Gold Star Mother’s and Family DayDuring World War I, military family households would put a Service Flag in the windows of their homes. The Service Flag would have a deep Blue Star and/or a Gold Star for each family member that was serving our country. A Blue Star represented those who were alive and a Gold Star honored those who had lost their life.In 1928, twenty-five mothers who resided in Washington, D.C., created a national organization known as American Gold Star Mother’s Inc. In 1936, the last Sunday in September was designated as the Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, which has been observed each year by a presidential proclamation.Loss and GriefThere are many emotions that come with grief after the loss of a loved one. The Cooperative Extension System is there to help with support by offering resources to help cope. Here are a few:Loss and Grief – Grief Comes With Many EmotionsCoping with lossLoss and Grief – Activities to Help You GrieveFor more information and resources to help cope with the loss of a loved one, connect with your local Cooperative Extension.
Decide to say no to distractions before you are confronted by them. Decide to shut the laptop lid, turn off your notifications, close the browser, and avoid the things that entertain you but waste your time. Say no in advance by eliminating the opportunity to be distracted.The phone in your hand. Put it down. Turn it off. This is the small screen of infinite distractions, and most people use it as their primary consumption device instead of their primary creation device. Consumption is mostly distraction. For many, creation is a distraction. Say no in advance by turning off the phone for a few hours at a time.Decide to remove the television from your office so that you are not confronted with the events of the day, the hyped up stories designed to capture your attention, and the sense of disappointment you feel when there is nothing worth your attention. For some people, the news is their entertainment. Saying no here means avoiding spending time and energy on things about which there is nothing you can do.Decide to say no to things that spark your FOMO, your fear of missing out. Something sounds like it’s going to be interesting or fun, and so you want to say yes. You know, however, that it isn’t going to be all it is being purported to be, and you would be just happy saying no and buckling down to focus on what’s important. Saying no here means politely declining, and asking to try again next time.Decide to say no to commitments that you haven’t made, like a good part of your email. Anyone with your email address can drop a complicated task directly into your inbox—without your permission. It can be terribly difficult to decide what to do with some requests, and when they send you an email, you have already been given the task of making a decision, responding to a question, or providing something the other party wants—a good portion of which are distractions, and very few of which deserve your attention right now. Maybe you don’t say no, but at least say “not now,” to commitments that were made for you without your consent. Saying no in advance means leaving the email where it lies and responding on your own timeline.Say no to an open door policy. There is no reason that a leader should be so reactive as to allow anyone to walk into their office at any time. The principle of addressing people’s needs is right, but the idea that you have to say yes to every interruption is a results killer. So you say no for hours at a time, allowing yourself to do purposeful, meaningful work—without distractions.Saying no to distractions in advance is how you say yes to what is most important. It’s how you become super productive. Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now
Reuse this content Twitter Share on Messenger Boxing Since you’re here… Facebook Share via Email Support The Guardian The world champion who survived boxing and thrived in Hollywood Boxer and dental surgeon Dr Arthif Daniel occupies two parallel professional environments: the calm clinical atmosphere of his surgeries in Runcorn and Manchester during the week and the frenetic and brutal world of boxing across Europe at the weekends.There are times when both worlds complement one another perfectly. “As a dentist, you are commonly dealing with patients who feel anxious and scared, and you never want them to feel like that. I never mention my boxing in the surgery, but sometimes a patient will have looked me up on Google and, once they find out I’m a professional fighter, it calms them and puts them at ease. I’m not sure why, but being a professional boxer as well as their dentist just seems to be the best ice-breaker possible.”Daniel, a super-welterweight, has fought 18 times as a professional, winning 15 bouts and losing three. The man nicknamed “Dr Hitman” had an unconventional route to the sport. Born and raised in London with a father and grandfather who adored Muhammad Ali, Daniel studied boxing and biology with equal zeal. “I was always fairly academic at school and did well. I worked hard and I enjoyed the sciences particularly, especially biology. I suppose I was always going to go down the medical path in some way. Boxing intrigued me from a young age because there was so much thinking behind it, just in the same way I’d watch those old Bruce Lee films where he tries to work out an opponent’s different styles. It was the same in boxing. You’re always thinking a few moves ahead and I loved that aspect of the sport.” Behind the lines Daniel has also become friends with world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, accompanying him to Belfast last summer for his pre-planned confrontation with Tyson Fury. “Similarly to Floyd, what you see on camera with Deontay is often very different to what you see behind closed doors. He’s an exceptionally giving person who is completely dedicated to his family and providing the best possible life for them. Going to Belfast, a proper fight city, it was amazing to see the reaction to people with him, he was mobbed by the fans and even had a go at Irish dancing. He just loves giving back to fans who support boxing.”Daniel’s professional debut took place far from the flashing cameras and bright lights that follow his friends Wilder and Mayweather. He made his professional debut in Hull five years ago against experienced journeyman Dee Mitchell, winning on points. His professional career has continued in tandem with demanding dental clinics, which he juggles with a detailed timetable that runs to the minute. Last year, he gave a presentation on dental health and safety in boxing at the World Boxing Council’s annual convention in Kiev.Fellow pros often use Daniel’s skills in the surgery and he has offered to repair any of his opponents’ teeth he damages in the ring for free. “I said I’d fix my opponent’s teeth if I damaged them in the ring as I’d feel morally obliged to do that. It’s funny – a patient heard I’d said that and jokingly offered to go into the ring with me and let me knock his teeth out so I could put in some lovely new implants for him. Obviously, I wasn’t going to take him up on that offer. In my last fight, in Spain, my opponent had his mouthguard out and I told the referee as I didn’t want to hit him without it. The crowd started cheering at the sportsmanship, but I was never going to take advantage like that.” Share on Pinterest … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Daniel the dentist. Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Share on Twitter features As a teenager, Daniel trained at various amateur boxing clubs in London, including Northolt, Lynn and Miguel’s gym in Brixton. He trained hard and sparred with a range of amateur and professional fighters, but never had an amateur contest. He wasn’t allowed to compete as he had a beard, which he wore for religious reasons. His parents encouraged his academic pursuits and he attained a place at King’s College London to study dentistry. While at university, he taught boxing at the sports club for fun and, after graduating as a dentist, decided to explore the world of professional boxing.Daniel built a strong friendship with former British heavyweight champion Danny Williams, who put him in touch with legendary trainer and former world light heavyweight champion Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, who changed the young dentist’s life. Under Muhammad’s instruction, Daniel attended the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas.“I went to three camps with Floyd, for his fights with Canelo Álvarez, Andre Berto and the first Maidana fight. I’m a relatively confident person; I don’t get scared too easily and I just managed to connect with all of the fighters there and feel really at home. But, at the end of the day, it’s an incredibly competitive environment. When you spar, everyone is watching you and it goes for five-minute rounds. Sometimes, if Floyd wants it, there’s no clock. You trained hard, but you also laughed hard.”Daniel’s natural warmth sets his patients at ease in the surgery and it also helped him become friends with Mayweather. While at the gym, he saw a side of the fighter that has rarely been captured on camera. “The Floyd Mayweather I got to know was a gentle and caring guy, just a very giving and loyal person. For example, every year at the gym he would invite kids from all over Las Vegas and Nevada and have schoolbags filled with books arranged by their year group. He also went out of his way to help me with feedback as a fighter.” Read more Pinterest Topics The Glaswegian BMX rider whose redemptive story has hit Hollywood Share on WhatsApp Read more Daniel enjoys the balance of his career. Dentistry allows him to change a patient’s life by giving them confidence they never had and boxing gives him a surge of adrenaline every time he ducks under the ropes of a professional ring. He knows his career as a boxer will be brief and intends on squeezing every ounce of ability from his body and mind.“I’m 35 and I know that seems old as a boxer, but thanks to looking after myself with nutrition and being good, I honestly feel 25 with low mileage on the clock. I have this opportunity to push hard at something I am so passionate about and love doing. I’ve had incredible opportunities to fight and train abroad, building wonderful friendships that will stand the test of time. In terms of ambitions, I just want to give it everything I have, take one fight at a time and, when it’s all over in a few years, look back and think I gave it everything. Then I can have no regrets.”• This article is from Behind the Lines• Follow Jonathan Drennan on Twitter
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Leicester boss Puel insists Chelsea upset can happenby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City boss Claude Puel insists they’re capable of upsetting Chelsea this weekend.Puel took heart from their performance in defeat to Manchester City this week in the Carabao Cup quarterfinals.He said, “It will be a good challenge. We need to give our best to get a result. We need to have a collective response.”If we have the same mentality as against Man City, we can hopefully get a result.”Puel also gave a brief injury update and admitted they are still waiting to find out if England defender Ben Chilwell will be fit to face Chelsea.”I think he can participate [in the Chelsea game]. We will see tomorrow.”We have doubts about Wilfred [Ndidi], we will see tomorrow [for Chelsea]. It’s about his knee.”
Juventus veteran Mario Mandzukic still wants Man Utd moveby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus veteran Mario Mandzukic wants a Premier League transfer in January.Manchester United were close to signing the Croatia international during the summer – but Ed Woodward pulled the plug – thinking £14million was too much to pay for a 33-year-old.The Juventus striker has offers on the table from Qatar, where Al Rayyan are keen.However, Tuttosport claim Mandzukic is holding out for offers from England and with United’s striker crisis – Woodward could be forced to make a U-turn. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
We liveblogged Sloan, we wrote about what it was like to be a woman at Sloan, and now we have video and audio proof that the 2015 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference happened. Here, in under 3 minutes, is what you missed at the world’s preeminent conference for people who love sports, data and every place they intersect:And here’s all the audio we recorded from the convention center:The State of Sports Analytics with Jonah Keri, Kirk Goldsberry, and Jody AvirganAudio Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/jonah_kirk_jody-at-sloan.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Live From Sloan: Kid Stats GeeksAudio Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/kidsatsloan.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Montage: Women at SloanAudio Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/womenatsloan.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.How Bayern Munich Wins With DataAudio Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/carl_bayernanalytics.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Live From Sloan: Houston Rockets GM Daryl MoreyAudio Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/flowers_morey.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Live From Sloan: Dean Oliver Of The Sacramento KingsAudio Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/carl_deanoliver.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.
Luciano Spalletti believes Inter Milan’s comeback win against Tottenham Hotspur will be an added boost to his squad.Speaking ahead of their clash with Sampdoria, the Italian manager is optimistic will return to winning ways owing to the confidence in his side.“Winning games like the one on Tuesday gives us confidence and confirms the means are there for us to do well,” he said at a Press conference.“I think it gave us a bonus to multiply tomorrow. We showed character against Tottenham, but I’d like to emphasise that we also played with intelligence, pressing high up the pitch but without ever losing balance.Capello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“We showed character, but it shouldn’t remain an isolated case. Mauro gives everything on the field.“It’s clear he must make runs that benefit the team, while the team must take his quality into account, managing to put him in a position so he can express himself better.“Just a few seconds of great talent are enough for a top player to score a goal, but in order to play like champions, 95 minutes of character are needed.“I rate Giampaolo’s work highly. He’s a modern Coach, and he took too long to come to the fore, but he’s showing all his quality.“He has a top squad, his team build from the back and play in accordance with their opponents, without forgetting Sabatini: I’d like to say ‘hello’ to him, but I know he has to complete his treatment first.”
Chelsea defender David Luiz has urged his side to stop offering a lifeline to our opponents after their hard-fought 2-1 victory against Newcastle United on Saturday.Luiz provided a sumptuous assist to Pedro Rodriguez who opened the scoring to give Chelsea the lead in the ninth minute.But Newcastle United equalized five minutes before the break from a corner kick nodded in by Ciaran Clark.Chelsea rallied in the second half and took back the lead in the 57th minute thanks to Willian’s delightful strike.“It’s an important win, it’s three points at home and we did the job. It was not an easy game for us,” Luiz told the club’s website.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I think we could have killed the game in the first 25 minutes, but we didn’t score the second goal.“In the Premier League every team can be dangerous from set-pieces and that is what happened.“They scored the equalizer and after that, it is always difficult but I think the team was mature enough to be calm at half-time. Then, in the second half, we controlled the game and scored the second goal.“I think we have to improve because you cannot give your opponents openings. When you have time and opportunities to kill the game, you have to do it.”