Ohio’s hunger rate remains high

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Map the Meal Gap 2015 report, released by Feeding America, reveals that food insecurity remains high throughout Ohio. The state’s 16.9% food insecurity rate is higher than the national rate (15.8%) and higher than all other Midwestern states except Missouri (17%). The report also found that about one in four children in Ohio (24.2%) live in food insecure households.“We may be six years out from the end of the Great Recession, but the economy has not recovered for everyone,” said Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks. “More than one in six Ohioans still struggle just to afford enough food for themselves and their families, and they are forced to make tough choices every day to cope.”A report released last week by the Food Research and Action Center called How Hungry is America? found that more than one in six Ohioans (18.1 percent) answered yes to the question, “Have there been times in the past 12 months when you did not have enough money to buy food that you or your family needed?” This finding ranked Ohio 19th in the country for worst food hardship rates in 2014. Among Midwestern states, only Michigan ranked higher (14th).“When families can’t afford adequate, nutritious food, they turn to federal nutrition programs for a woefully inadequate safety net,” said Hamler-Fugitt. “Unfortunately, since October 2013, our most vulnerable households have lost more than 258 million meals, or $357 million in federal food stamp benefits, from changes and reductions to the food stamp program. These folks have nowhere else to turn, so they are turning to our emergency food network in record numbers.”“We served more than 2 million different Ohioans last year,” said Hamler-Fugitt. “Hunger is not an isolated issue, and it has serious consequences for all of us. An economy cannot recover when one in six members is limited by a need to secure food. We must acknowledge that hunger is unacceptable, especially in our agriculturally strong state.”The Ohio House of Representatives is expected to release substitute H.B. 64 in mid April, which outlines its framework for the 2016-17 state biennial budget. The Ohio Association of Foodbanks is seeking an amendment for an additional $5.5 million per year for the Ohio Food Program and Agricultural Clearance Program to respond to the 40% increase in demand for foodbank services since 2010.last_img read more

Feeding Farmers Week #2 – Tim Recker

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Week #2 of Feeding Farmers with T102 took the Ohio Ag Net to Ottawa and the farm of Tim Recker. Tim farms 1000 acres with the help of my son-in-law, Randy. They grow corn, soybeans, and wheat and have 200 head of beef cattle. Hay also keeps them busy as they bale 100 acres of alfalfa, and 3,000 acres of straw that they market year round. Dale had the chance to visit with Recker before lunch.last_img

Quick Tip: Applying LUTs to Footage in Premiere Pro

first_imgStep 2: Select Your LUTFor Input LUTsYour next step all depends on what type of LUT/Look you want to apply to your footage. If you’re trying to apply an Input LUT, you should navigate to the Basic Correction tab in the Lumetri Color Effect, select the menu next to Input LUT, and select Browse. You can now browse to find the input LUT on your computer.For LooksIf you want to apply a LUT to stylize your footage, you will need to use a Look. To access a .look file saved on your computer, simply navigate to the Creative Tab in the Lumetri Color Effect, select the menu next to Look, and select Browse. You can now browse to find the Look on your computer.Looking to download free LUTs for your footage? Check out our Understanding LUTS in Color Grading post.Have any tips for working with LUTs in Premiere Pro? Share in the comments below. Need to apply a LUT to your footage? No problem. Here’s how it’s done in Premiere Pro.If you’re not already familiar with the term, a LUT is an algorithm used to change the colors of a video. LUTs can be used for a number of different purposes, from correctly displaying ‘flat’ footage to exporting video for film printing. In the following post we’ll take a look at how to use LUTs in Premiere Pro.Using LUTs in Premiere ProStep 1: Apply the Lumetri Color EffectFind the Lumetri Color Effect in the effects and preset browser. Apply it to your footage or adjustment layer. Premiere Pro uses two terms for LUTs: Input LUT and Look. Here’s a quick breakdown of the two LUT terms mean in Premiere Pro.Input LUT: An Input LUT tells Premiere Pro to interpret footage in a certain way. Typically an Input LUT will be applied to flat log footage in order for it to display with the correct colors.Looks: A Look is a LUT designed to change the color style of a clip. For example, if you wanted to give your footage a ‘Blockbuster’ look, you might apply an orange and teal Look/LUT.last_img read more

The Problem with Managing Only Activity

first_imgIf you measure your results by activity alone, these salespeople are doing well—especially compared to their peers who are doing far less in a day.Sales managers in the past measured activity as if it were the only variable, mostly because it was the only thing they had direct control over. They could literally insist that their salespeople do more work. In many cases, this resulted in greater sales, because increased activity is always the right answer when too little activity is being taken.The problem with managing only activity is that it absolves you, the manager, of your responsibility for improving the salesperson’s performance.Outcomes > ActivityAll the activity a salesperson takes needs to generate outcomes. The outcomes are what matter, and focusing on activity alone doesn’t speak to the salesperson’s effectiveness, nor does it speak to your effectiveness as their leader, manager, coach, and trainer. If activity alone was enough to produce better sales results, then your role would be easy. The truth is, selling is more difficult now, and producing greater results requires more effort on your part.There is a certain segment of every population of worker that isn’t working hard enough to produce the results they need. There is an equally large population—maybe larger than those who lack hustle—that is taking the right amount of activity and not producing the outcomes because they need to improve their approach. More activity may produce a modest improvement in their results, but it won’t come close to the improvement possible by increasing their effectiveness.Outcomes are greater than activity. The more effective your individual salespeople are, the more outcomes they can generate with very same activity.Your Activity and Your EffectivenessIf you are going to look at a salesperson’s activity and their effectiveness in obtaining the outcomes they need, you also need to be honest enough to look at your own activity and your own effectiveness. You need to determine whether you are spending the time coaching and developing them to better generate the outcomes they need, and you need to measure yourself on the outcome of creating the salespeople your clients need from you and from your company.If you believe that your challenge in producing results is your salespeople, you are always going to have trouble producing the results you need. When you believe that other people are your problem, that belief is the root of your problems. Only your beliefs—and your activity—can change this. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

JRU fends off Mapua, finishes first round with 4th win

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ JRU 68 – Bordon 17, Mendoza 12, Grospe 11, Dela Virgen 11, Teodoro 7, Abdulrazak 5, Poutouochi 3, Mate 2, Sawat 0, David 0.MAPUA 59 – Buñag 15, Victoria 12, Gabo 8, Aguirre 8, Pelayo 6, Nieles 4, Raflores 4, Jimenez 2.Quarters: 19-16, 38-34, 49-42, 68-59. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Ervin Grospe and MJ Dela Virgen also tallied 11 points and three rebounds each in the conquest.Despite the win, coach Vergel Meneses still expressed dissatisfaction with how his wards played against the cellar-dwelling Cardinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“A win is a win, but the way we played, I’m not happy about it,” he said. “They thought they can easily win against Mapua, but Mapua gave them a hard time.”JRU seemed like well on its way to an easy triumph after Ervin Grospe drilled a rare three-pointer to put his crew up, 64-45, midway in the payoff period. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaulcenter_img Aaron Bordon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJose Rizal University gutted out a 68-59 victory over Mapua to finish the first round on a four-game tear Tuesday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Aaron Bordon was the one to step up this time for the Heavy Bombers, unleashing a career-best 17 points and four rebounds, while Jed Mendoza got 12 markers, five boards, and two assists.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES However, turnovers doomed the Heavy Bombers as Mapua cut the deficit down to just seven, 66-59, in the final minute, but Abdulwahab Abdulrazak scored on a huge putback in the dying seconds nail the win.“It’s a good thing that we converted after the three turnovers we had. But we’re not yet in the level of San Beda and Lyceum. I hope we can bring this winning run to the second round, but we can’t play like we did in the first round,” said Meneses.Abdulrazak also hauled down 21 rebounds to go with his five points in the game.Christian Buñag led Mapua with 15 points and 21 rebounds, while Laurenz Victoria had 12 markers and five boards in the loss, which was the Cardinals’ seventh straight defeat to finish the first round on a 1-8 card.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Pencak silat gives PH 24th gold, 3 more bronzes Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more