Category: blhssmlr


Biffaward offers £7 million over three years for biodiversity

first_imgBiffaward offers £7 million over three years for biodiversity  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Biffaward, the landfill tax credits fund, is encouraging more environmental and community groups to apply for funding to help protect and rebuild the UK’s biodiversity: up to £2.4 million a year will be available over the next three years.Biffaward is a national fund, managed by the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts, which uses landfill tax credits to support worthwhile community and biodiversity projects. Over the last 10 years, Biffaward has supported more than 1,000 projects with £85 million of funding. Although this includes many biodiversity projects which are already benefiting nature in the UK, Biffaward aims to expand the proportion of funding available to projects designed to benefit UK species and habitats. Advertisement Howard Lake | 21 July 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Martin Bettington, Chairman of Biffaward, said: “The UK’s ecosystems are facing ever greater challenges and we want to encourage more funding applications which are going to help our wildlife. Biffaward’s support for projects such as The Great Fen and the Lower Lee Otter Project show that funding can play a vital role in restoring habitats and protecting species. “However we feel that we are not receiving as many applications from environmental groups as we would like. So over the coming months we will be aiming to increase awareness of the funds available for biodiversity projects and I hope that many more groups will be encouraged to apply to us in the future.”Biffaward can help all kinds of biodiversity projects, large and small, with funding available from £5,000 to £500,000.last_img read more

Tamir never had a chance

first_imgBy Donnie M. PastardClevelandTamir never had a chance. Within two seconds, two bullets were pumped into his stomach, and they never tried to give him first aid.Tamir never had a chance. Before the grand jury was chosen, Prosecutor Timothy McGinty released a report from a so-called independent panel that concluded the shooting was “reasonable” by the Cleveland officers because they feared for their lives.Tamir never had a chance, because the county prosecutor pleaded for the grand jury not to indict.  So, the case was sabotaged from the beginning to the end.The mayor and the chief of police want the people of Cleveland to wait on the process.We waited on the process for Michael Pipkins. We waited on the process for Brandon McCloud. We waited on the process for Timothy Russell. We waited on the process for Malissa Williams. We waited on the process for Tamir Rice.So tell me — how long is the process?Donnie Pastard is a long time Cleveland community activist.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

In West Virginia win, rank-and-file education workers block privatization

first_imgWest Virginia educators walked out, again, on Feb. 19, in a reprise of their 2018 militancy. The statewide walkout was announced the night before by union officials of the American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia, the West Virginia Education Association and the West Virginia Service Personnel Association.W.Va. School Service Personnel Assoc.Classroom teachers and school personnel in office work, school transportation, general maintenance, custodial care, cafeteria work and teacher aide assignments also walked in a unified job action. Within hours on Feb. 19, the educators had won a dramatic victory, forcing the West Virginia House to vote down a reactionary privatization bill 53-45. On Feb. 20, leaders in the three West Virginia unions announced that, for the moment, strike action was suspended, and the unions reserve their right to go out again at any time if the reactionary legislative attack resumes.The walkout was in response to an anti-union “omnibus bill,” SB 451, introduced in the state Legislature as retaliation for last-year’s nine-day action. In the recent bill, the ultra-rightist state Senate brought back most of the original, rotten proposals defeated by the 2018 walkout. Prior to the Feb. 19 walkout, the House of Delegates spent a week debating and making amendments to the bill.‘Carrot-and-stick’ legislative maneuversIn a true “carrot-and-stick” manner, SB 451 was originally written to link a 5 percent pay raise and health insurance funding for teachers with reactionary legislation about charter schools, vouchers, the elimination of seniority rights and the eradication of union dues deduction through payroll. One section of the bill would have placed a cop in every school. While union officials did not take a concrete position on that, the left-leaning rank-and-file union members of the WV United Caucus raised principled opposition, which sparked intense debate on social media. Caucus members brought up issues such as the “school-to-prison” pipeline prevalent throughout North America, along with the criminalization of a whole generation of students. School policing is especially a concern for nationally oppressed students of color in the mostly white, rural areas of the state, and for LGBTQ students who live in fear of racist, homophobic and transphobic police violence.   Because of pressure from the educators, the House removed the bill’s sections on vouchers and union-dues deduction during the week’s debate. The number of charter schools the state could open was limited to two “pilot” operations. The language on seniority was slightly altered.But when some union leaders announced they would support the House changes, rank-and-file members of all three unions immediately went to social media and made it clear to the union higher-ups that the rank and file would not compromise to allow any charter schools.Then, on Jan. 18, reactionary senators — many of whom are funded by the right-wing Koch brothers and their American Legislative Exchange Committee — defiantly reintroduced vouchers and increased the charter school limit from two to seven. The bill was set to go back to the House, which like the Senate, is majority Republican.The walkout was announced that evening by officials of the three education workers unions.Union worker-teachers, students, community solidarity During the 2018 walkout, county superintendents closed schools and no one who walked a picket-line was docked pay. That cooperation and leniency are even more significant in this “right-to-work” (for less) state where collective bargaining is prohibited and labor actions are illegal. This year, all but one of the 55 counties closed after the walkout announcement.  On the day of the work action, only the superintendent of education in Putnam County schools refused to close them, and the administration had a difficult time getting staff to report. Picket lines were set up at every school on Feb. 19. Bus operators did not show up, but a handful of scab mechanics did. The Putnam County superintendent ordered the mechanics to operate the buses, but the few mechanics who shamefully crossed the picket line were not experienced drivers and could not fulfill that task.Teachers and support staff from surrounding counties stood with employees on the Putnam County picket lines, starting with the bus garages at 5 a.m. Many students also joined the picketers, rather than break solidarity by going into the classrooms.In Ohio County, anti-union and pro-corporate Board of Education members called an emergency meeting, intent on filing an injunction to force strikers back inside the schools. Once again, school workers from other counties, as well as trade unionists from Wheeling, W.V., eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania, came to provide solidarity. Wearing mostly red, people held signs all around the outside of the Board office and filled the meeting to maximum capacity. Just as the union-busting Board members were in a private executive session, preparing to seek an injunction, the House voted 53-45 against the bill.People inside and outside the meeting started chanting, “Vote them out!” as embarrassed Board members walked out of the conference room in shame.Rank-and-file militancy in all 55 countiesFrom the very beginning of the current struggle, union officials admitted to members that they had made a mistake in 2018 by prematurely calling off that walkout. At the time the rank and file exerted leadership and led a wildcat strike until the governor signed a pay raise bill and confirmed that the nasty, anti-worker proposals were defeated. School workers continue to have little trust in the Legislature and have told union leaders they were not going back this year until there is a guarantee that House members will not reverse their “no” to the reactionary SB 451 bill. Billionaire coal-baron Gov. Jim Justice held a press conference the afternoon of the walkout, “promising” a “clean bill” that featured only a pay raise and insurance funding. He also urged school workers to go back to work. Union officials, including American Federation of Teachers national President Randi Weingarten, held a press conference the end of the walkout’s first day. They emphasized the members’ lack of trust in state politicians. In defiance of the governor’s request, these leaders declared there would be another walkout the next day to ensure there is no take-back by the House. State Superintendent of Schools Steve Paine sent a message to county superintendents, ordering them to open schools, despite the unions’ announcement.Once again, all counties were closed except Putnam County. To the dismay of the backward legislators and a handful of cowardly Board of Education members, the threats of injunctions, disciplinary action and state intervention could not stop the school workers from being “55 United.”After teachers and support staff in West Virginia completed their work stoppage in 2018, education workers in many other states, such as Oklahoma, Kentucky and Arizona, walked out as well.Recently educators in Los Angeles and Denver carried out victorious strikes. Despite differences in geography and conditions, the struggle is the same. Education workers are vehemently against for-profit charter schools and for smaller class sizes, better pay and affordable health coverage.Socialism, education workers and Venezuela ALEC, started by a racist segregationist named Paul Weyrich, and other organizations funded by the Koch brothers, such as “Americans for Prosperity,” are responsible for legislative bills aimed at privatizing public education. These bills weaken unions under the false guise of “school choice.” In Oklahoma, an ALEC bill is presently being considered as a way to revoke certifications of teachers who participate in any future walkouts.In his recent State of the Union address, Trump advanced the misleading phrase “school choice.” In the same speech, he also vowed that the U.S. “would never become a socialist country.” Trump continues to try to build a xenophobic, racist “border” wall by undemocratic means and also to  destabilize and overturn the democratically elected revolutionary government of President Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela.One of the creators of SB 451, Senate Education Committee Chair Patricia Rucker, has written several editorials red baiting union leaders. Rucker, who is of Venezuelan descent, travels there regularly and openly supports the violent, anti-democratic opposition in that country. Another vocal supporter of the original SB 451, Eric Porterfield, made national news recently for spewing hate against the LGBTQ community on the House floor. Porterfield, a backwater Christian preacher, despises unions and, like Rucker, wants to replace public schools with “faith-based” education. The same ultra-right forces that have been threatened by socialism for well over a century are the very same ones now trying to break public sector unions and turn public services into profit-driven industries.  Education and public sector workers all around the globe have the same class enemy, which is also shared with President Maduro, a staunch union member and a bus driver by trade!No class war on education workers! No U.S. war on Venezuela!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Corn Growers Urge Race Fans to Tell EPA Don’t Mess with…

first_img SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Energy Corn Growers Urge Race Fans to Tell EPA Don’t Mess with the… Corn Growers Urge Race Fans to Tell EPA Don’t Mess with the RFS Previous articleSenate Bill Seeks Voluntary COOL LabelingNext articleSyngenta Says Profits Prove the Company Viable on Its Own Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter Race fans will be able to learn more about American Ethanol and show their support of the clean burning fuel by visiting the Biofuels Mobile Education Center in the fan midway at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 24-26.American Ethanol supporters, including Growth Energy, National Corn Growers Association and Indiana Corn Growers Association, will be on hand to answer questions, hand out prizes and encourage fans to tell let the Environmental Protection Agency know that ethanol is good for everyone.The Environmental Protection Agency has chosen to ignore the law by slashing 3.75 billion gallons of corn and other conventional ethanol from the Renewable Fuel Standard. That represents a loss of nearly a billion and half bushels in corn demand and the weakening of an industry that is helping farmers, rural communities, consumers and our country’s economy.“Indiana corn growers know we’re growing enough corn to meet all needs – food, fiber and fuel – and we believe the Renewable Fuel Standard should not be changed,” said Herb Ringel, a farmer from Wabash and president of the Indiana Corn Growers Association. “The RFS has done what was supposed to do: reduced greenhouse gas emissions, decreased our reliance on foreign oil, lowered gasoline prices for consumers, increased economic stability in rural America and spurred innovation in advanced and cellulosic biofuels.”Hundreds of the racing faithful have added their voice to those urging the Environmental Protection Agency to let the Renewable Fuels Standard do its job. There is still time for you to help. If you can’t make it to the race this weekend you can go online to tell EPA that you oppose their proposal that will cut nearly four billion gallons of ethanol and will have a significant negative impact on already low corn prices.  The July 27, 2015 deadline for public comments is looming, so please act today. For details on the proposal and a link to send a comment, visit www.incorn.org/rfs. Various draft comments are available to enable both farmers and their non-farmer friends to easily send personalized notes to the EPA.Indiana ethanol facilities produced almost one billion gallons of ethanol last year, using approximately 315 million bushels of Indiana’s one billion bushel 2014 corn crop. Ethanol is responsible for more than 525 direct jobs, $30 million in salary and benefits, and more than 4,100 indirect jobs in our state. That represents $3.6 billion in total economic activity and revenue for Indiana.“Not only does ethanol production benefit corn farmers across the nation, it plays a vital role in supporting local economies and protecting our environment,” Ringel said. “The Renewable Fuel Standard is working and benefitting Hoosiers across Indiana, and we need the help of Hoosier race fans to stand up with us.”Source: Indiana Corn By Andy Eubank – Jul 23, 2015 last_img read more

Farm Credit Mid-America Expands Support, Partnership with Purdue

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Farm Credit Mid-America Expands Support, Partnership with Purdue Previous articleUnchanged Interest Rates in 2019 Better for AgricultureNext articleUSDA Assists Farmers, Ranchers, Communities Affected by Midwest Flooding Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Farm Credit Mid-America is deepening engagement with and support for Purdue University through a blend of customer engagement, agricultural connection and advertising. Purdue is a national leader in teaching about agriculture, food, life and natural resource sciences.The financial services cooperative is contributing $550,000 over five years toward renovation of the school’s Krannert Building. Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Economics and College of Agriculture is creating a best in class learning space to enhance the department’s ability to recruit, retain and educate students interested in agricultural economics.“We are excited to support this project,” said Bill Johnson, Farm Credit Mid-America president and chief executive officer. “Purdue is a valued partner. From helping found the Center for Commercial Ag, to investing in the Ag and Life Sciences building, to our ongoing commitments with scholarships, we’re pleased to be part of creating this transformational learning and advising space.”In recognition for the support, Purdue will rename the area “Farm Credit and Co-Bank Undergraduate Advising Center and Collaborative Workspace in Agricultural Economics.”In addition to the capital contribution, Farm Credit Mid-America also is signing a sponsorship agreement with Purdue University Athletics that includes customer engagement opportunities and brand advertising, as well as sponsor opportunity during the school’s Ag Day recognition Nov. 2, when the Boilermakers face off against rival Nebraska.“These co-joined efforts – advertising, deeper connections with the Ag program and providing loyal Purdue fans on-field and pre-game experiences – give us greater visibility to the professors, Ag leaders and students who walk those halls every day,” said Johnson.“These are just two exciting new ways we are helping to secure the future of rural communities and agriculture.”Farm Credit Mid-America has a similar customer engagement and brand advertising sponsorship with the Ohio State University, connecting customers to athletics their passionate about and to agriculture education and policy leaders.The investments directly aim to help fill a critical gap. A recent report prepared by Purdue and the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated there to be about 58,000 average annual openings for graduates with bachelor’s or higher degrees in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, or the environment, with almost half projected to be in the areas of management and business.  Unfortunately, only about 34,000 students are graduating each year with training in these areas.Johnson said he sees the commitment to Purdue as a meaningful way to support new and innovative ways to ensure the health and vibrancy of rural America, to mold the next generation of agricultural leaders and encourage and empower students to make a difference, wherever their careers take them, as they tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues.Source: Farm Credit Mid-America SHARE Farm Credit Mid-America Expands Support, Partnership with Purdue By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 21, 2019 SHARElast_img read more

Calvary Chapel Pasadena’s Baptism at the Park

first_img Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Calvary Chapel Pasadena will be hosting a Baptism/Family Picnic at Sierra Vista Park in Sierra Madre this Saturday, July 20th, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided. Bring along your own sides, drinks, and lawn chairs for a time of fellowship and fun. The Baptism will start at 5:00 pm in the pool area.The church encourages those who have given their lives to Christ to make this public confession of faith. Please dress modestly, bring a towel and a change of clothes. No sign-ups necessary.Calvary Chapel Pasadena, 2200 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 584-9992, email [email protected] or visit www.calvarychapelpasadena.com. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Business News HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Faith & Religion Events Calvary Chapel Pasadena’s Baptism at the Park Article and Photo courtesy of CALVARY CHAPEL PASADENA Published on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 | 1:17 pmlast_img read more

The Shakespeare Club of Pasadena Presents 60th Annual Scholarship Luncheon and Awards

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Community News Top of the News center_img Herbeauty10 Sweet Things Every Guy Wants To Hear From The Woman He LovesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Woman Being Deceptive About Her Age Is Nothing New!HerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News For 60 years the Shakespeare Club of Pasadena has been honoring graduating seniors from the Pasadena Unified School District with scholarships for their continuing education. The awards are presented at an annual luncheon and this year’s recipients proved to be an outstanding group of young people. The Club presented the awards to four exceptional graduating seniors, who were nominated for the awards by their counselors, on May 20th at the Shakespeare Club’s Villa on Grand Ave in Pasadena.The program began with a welcome by Club President, Barbara Sakuma who introduced special guest, Mayor Bill Bogaard. The Mayor shared his “Words of Inspiration” to the group and congratulated the Seniors on their awards. The luncheon was co-chaired by Club Members, Lori Ely and spokesperson for the program of the day, Annette Arce. She introduced John Gundry, Superintendent of the PUSD who offered his congratulations and encouragements to the recipients as well. Annette then invited each of the counselors to the podium to introduce their students and Annette presented them with their awards. Each student spoke of their past accomplishments and shared their plans for college in the fall. Their families and counselors were there among the invited guests to share in the honor of the presentation of the scholarships.The honored graduating seniors this year are Carlos Valladares, Blair High School – he will be attending Stanford University; Juan Acevedo, John Marshall High School – he will be attending Northridge University; German Fortin, John Muir High School – he will be attending UC Santa Cruz; Marlyn Banuelos, Pasadena High School – she will be attending UC Berkley. Each of these remarkable students will be receiving $2000.00 to aid them in the coming school year. Carlos Valladares delighted guests with a solo from the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” and the program concluded with thanks and remarks from Monica Forgey, Club Philanthropy Chair.The scholarship funds were made possible by the net proceeds donated by past Shakespeare Club Benefit Productions and the Club’s Annual Fashion Show. The Shakespeare Club offers many social and philanthropic opportunities and they welcome and accept new members year round.Everyone can help support this group by attending or donating to the up-coming fund-raising event “Forgotten Broadway” to be presented June 6th, 7th, and 8th at the Shakespeare Club Villa (Tickets $25.00) For tickets and reservations or more information please call Pat Huffman 626-818-4927 or Shirley Bone (909) 732-9360.For more information on the Shakespeare Club Benefits and Membership please visit their website @www.shakespeareclub.org 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Education The Shakespeare Club of Pasadena Presents 60th Annual Scholarship Luncheon and Awards STAFF REPORTS | Photography by SHIRLEY BONE Published on Friday, May 30, 2014 | 11:21 am Make a commentlast_img read more

Global Smart Home Market Technology Trends and Opportunities Report 2021 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 Twitter Twitter TAGS  WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Global Smart Home Market Technology Trends and Opportunities Report 2021 – ResearchAndMarkets.com DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 17, 2021– The “Technology Trends and Opportunities in the Global Smart Home Market” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The smart home market is expected to reach US $113 Billion Wireless technology is largest segment of the smart home market and is growing at above average growth. Zigbee, Z-wave, Bluetooth, and EnOcean technologies consume low power which significantly increases the battery life. In terms of data transfer and bandwidth, Wi-Fi is much faster than other technologies. Emerging technology trends, which have a direct impact on the dynamics of the industry, include development of voice assistant technology for high-end automated household appliances, emergence of air quality sensor devices that measure volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and growing adoption of video enabled drones. The study includes trends and forecasts for the smart home technology by application, technology, and region. Some of the smart home companies profiled in this report include ADT, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, Control4, United Technologies, Siemens, Philips, Acuity Brands, Vivint, and others. This report answers the following 6 key questions:What are some of the most promising potential, high-growth technology opportunities for the smart home market?Which technology segment/segments will grow at a faster pace and why?What are the key factors affecting dynamics of different technologies? What are the drivers and challenges of these technologies in smart home market?What are the business risks and threats to these technologies in smart home market?What are the new technology developments in smart home market? Which companies are leading these developments?Who are the major players in this smart home market? What strategic initiatives are being implemented by key players for business growth? Key Topics Covered: 1. Executive Summary 2. Technology Landscape 2.1: Technology Background and Evolution 2.2: Technology and Application Mapping 2.3: Supply Chain 3. Technology Readiness 3.1: Technology Commercialization and Readiness 3.2: Drivers and Challenges in Smart Home Technologies 4. Technology Trends and Opportunities 4.1: Smart Home Market Opportunity 4.2: Technology Trends and Growth Forecasts 4.2.1: Wired 4.2.1.1: BACnet 4.2.1.2: LonWorks 4.2.1.3: DALI 4.2.1.4: Modbus 4.2.1.5: KNX 4.2.1.6: Others 4.2.2: Wireless 4.2.2.1: Zigbee 4.2.2.2: Wi-Fi 4.2.2.3: Bluetooth 4.2.2.4: EnOcean 4.2.2.5: Z-Wave 4.2.2.6: Others 4.3: Technology Opportunities by Application Segments 4.3.1: Safety and Security by Technology 4.3.1.1: Wired 4.3.1.2: Wireless 4.3.2: Entertainment by Technology 4.3.2.1: Wired 4.3.2.2: Wireless 4.3.3: HVAC Control by Technology 4.3.3.1: Wired 4.3.3.2: Wireless 4.3.4: Lighting by Technology 4.3.4.1: Wired 4.3.4.2: Wireless 4.3.5: Home Appliances by Technology 4.3.5.1: Wired 4.3.5.2: Wireless 4.3.6: Smart Kitchens by Technology 4.3.6.1: Wired 4.3.6.2: Wireless 4.3.7: Home Healthcare by Technology 4.3.7.1: Wired 4.3.7.2: Wireless 4.3.8: Other Applications by Technology 4.3.8.1: Wired 4.3.8.2: Wireless 5. Technology Opportunity by Region 5.1: Smart Home Market by Region 5.2: North American Smart Home Market 5.2.1: Market by Technology: Wired and Wireless 5.2.1.1: Wired 5.2.1.2: Wireless 5.2.2: United States Smart Home Market 5.2.3: Canadian Smart Home Market 5.2.4: Mexican Smart Home Market 5.3: European Smart Home Market 5.3.1: Market by Technology: Wired and Wireless 5.3.1.1: Wired 5.3.1.2: Wireless 5.3.2: The United Kingdom Smart Home Market 5.3.3: German Smart Home Market 5.3.4: French Smart Home Market 5.4: APAC Smart Home Market 5.4.1: Market by Technology: Wired and Wireless 5.4.1.1: Wired 5.4.1.2: Wireless 5.4.2: Chinese Smart Home Market 5.4.3: Japanese Smart Home Market 5.4.4: Indian Smart Home Market 5.4.5: South Korean Smart Home Market 5.5: ROW Smart Home Market 5.5.1: Market by Technology: Wired and Wireless 5.5.1.1: Wired 5.5.1.2: Wireless 6. Companies/Ecosystem 6.1: Product Portfolio Analysis 6.2: Market Share Analysis 6.3: Geographical Reach 6.4: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis 7. Strategic Implications 7.1: Implications 7.2: Growth Opportunity Analysis 7.2.1: Growth Opportunities for the Smart Home Market by Technology 7.2.2: Growth Opportunities for the Smart Home Market by Wired 7.2.3: Growth Opportunities for the Smart Home Market by Wireless Technology 7.2.4: Growth Opportunities for the Smart Home Market by Region 7.3: Emerging Trends in the Smart Home Market 7.4: Strategic Analysis 7.4.1: New Product Development 7.4.2: Capacity Expansion of the Smart Home Market 7.4.3: Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures in the Smart Home Market 8. Company Profiles of Leading Players 8.1: ADT Corporation 8.2: Honeywell International Inc. 8.3: Control4 Corporation 8.4: Haier 8.5: United Technologies Corporation 8.6: Siemens AG 8.7: Schneider Electric 8.8: Acuity Brands 8.9: Crestron Electronics Inc. 8.10: AMX Inc. 8.11: Monitronics International 8.12: Vivint Inc. 8.13: ASSA ABLOY For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/t6hn73 View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210217005487/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: MOBILE/WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/17/2021 06:37 AM/DISC: 02/17/2021 06:37 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210217005487/en Facebook Facebook Pinterest Previous articleCockburn, Dosunmu lead No. 5 Illini past Northwestern 73-66Next articlePandemic politicking: Israel’s election sprint echoes US’s Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 8/25

first_img Written by August 25, 2020 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 8/25 Tags: Roundup FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailVolleyballRegion 12CASTLE DALE, Utah-Brynn Gordon had five aces and Bralin Wilde recorded seven kills as the Emery Spartans routed South Sevier 3-0, 25-8, 25-23, 25-9 in Region 12 volleyball action Tuesday.Non-RegionSALINA, Utah-The Enterprise Wolves prevailed over North Sevier 3-0 Tuesday in non-region volleyball action. Enterprise earned wins of 25-21, 25-17 and 25-18 to win the battle of the Wolves in straight sets.MANTI, Utah-The Orem Tigers bested Manti 3-0 in non-region volleyball action Tuesday. The Class 5-A Tigers prevailed 25-18, 25-8 and 25-22 for the straight sets win.SPANISH FORK, Utah-The Class 5-A Spanish Fork Dons outlasted Richfied 3-2 Tuesday in non-region volleyball action. The Dons prevailed 22-25, 25-18, 18-25, 27-25 and 15-7 in the fifth set to get past the Wildcats.PAROWAN, Utah-The Milford Tigers got past Parowan 3-2 in non-region volleyball action Tuesday. The Tigers prevailed 25-18, 25-19, 18-25, 19-25 and 15-13 in the fifth set to pull out the road victory.KANAB, Utah-Kanab overpowered Gunnison Valley 3-1 Tuesday in non-region volleyball action. Kanab prevailed 25-20, 25-22, 22-25 and 25-13 to down the Bulldogs.Girls SoccerRegion 14MANTI, Utah-Allie Bridges, Ally Squire and Kassidy Alder each scored as the Manti Templars blanked North Sanpete 3-0 in Region 14 girls soccer action Tuesday. Katie Larsen earned the shutout for Manti.NEPHI, Utah-Clancie Probst, Josephine Kay and Marissa Hall all found the net as the Juab Wasps dismantled Delta 3-1 Tuesday in Region 14 girls soccer action. Savannah Nielson scored in the loss for the Rabbits.Non-RegionPAROWAN, Utah-Laci Sissener amassed a hat trick, leading the Parowan Rams to an 8-0 win over South Sevier Tuesday in non-region girls soccer action. Marissa Gale posted the shutout for Parowan.FILLMORE, Utah-Aimee Thurman, Kara Camp and Paige Cummings each scored as the Millard Eagles outlasted Carbon 3-2 in non-region girls soccer action Tuesday. Molly Banks and Ryan Brady scored in defeat for the Dinos.BLANDING, Utah-Emily Jacobsen posted four goals as the San Juan Broncos routed Gunnison Valley 5-1 Tuesday in non-region girls soccer action. Maria Gonzalez had the sole goal in defeat for the Buldogs.BEAVER, Utah-Brittan Tait, Kate Robinson and Melissa Crane each had a pair of goals and the Richfield Wildcats clobbered Beaver 9-0 in non-region girls soccer action Tuesday. Araya Patey, Emma Purkey and Roxie Yardley also scored for the Wildcats. Megan Terry posted the Richfield shutout. Brad Jameslast_img read more

Lawmakers Want To Create Registry Of Convicted Animal Abusers

first_imgLawmakers Want To Create Registry Of Convicted Animal AbusersBy Emily KettererTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS — Three lawmakers from the Indiana House and Senate filed bills that would help prevent convicted animal abusers from adopting pets again.Senate Bills 432 and 505 and House Bill 1576 would create a public online registry of convicted animal abusers, as defined under Indiana law.While door-knocking during his campaign, author of SB 432, Sen. J.D. Ford, D-Indianapolis, listened to concerns about the amount of animal abuse in the state. He drew from different sources, including reading stories about Justice, a Shelby County dog that was severely burned and abandoned in November.Ford hopes that creating an online database will provide shelters, private rescues, and pet stores with an extra tool to make sure they know who is adopting their animals.“I wanted to do something advance the conversation about how we are protecting animals in our state,” Ford said. “It ’s, at the end-all-be-all, but it’s a start.”Colleen Benson, director of shelter behavior for the Indianapolis Human Society, said the shelter receives many animals who come from abuse, both physically and emotionally. She said shelters will benefit from having this extra protection for their animals.“We work so hard to find the best placement for animals, and we care so much for them,” Benson said. “It probably isn’t going to solve the issue, but it will make sure animals are not put back in abusive homes.”Other areas such as Tennessee and New York City have adopted similar online databases, and if passed, Indiana’s registry would model those, Ford said. The public registry would provide a description of the abuse along with the name, age, last known address and a recent photo of the convicted abusers.Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, also filed SB 505, which nearly matches Ford’s bill. The only difference is the dates in which the law would be enacted, either in 2019 or not until 2020.Ford and Merritt said they are open to working together to possibly combine their bills and try to get a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee, but both senators have not had time to communicate yet.“He’s a good man,” Merritt said. “We work well together.”The two lawmakers also hope that this bill would not only protect animals but people too. Research shows that 71 to 83 percent of people who abuse animals also abuse humans, according to the United States Human Society.“Abused animals, the abusers don’t stop there,” Ford said.The senators agree that the legislation needs to pass this session.“We hear way too many stories of horrific treatment of animals,” Merritt said. “It’s absolutely important we have some sort of handle on people who have been convicted.”FOOTNOTE: Emily Ketterer is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.Print Friendly, PDF & EmailFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more