Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Twenty-three individuals have been selected to participate in the 2017-2018 AgriPOWER Institute, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s intensive leadership and advocacy development program. Throughout the year, the Class IX participants will learn about public policy matters important to their communities as well as the state of Ohio, nation and world. They will learn how to become effective leaders and advocates for agriculture and will travel to Washington, D.C. and Florida to better understand national and global affairs.OFBF launched AgriPOWER in 2008 as an elite training program designed to help participants become leaders and advocates for agriculture. The yearlong program consists of seven two-to-three-day training sessions that focus on public policy issues confronting agriculture and the food industry.Participants are John Arnold, Jr. of Springboro; JD Bethel of Mechanicsburg; Steve Brunner of Stockdale; Jess Campbell of Waynesville; Philip Cobb of Helena; Kristen Dickey of Wilmington; Casey Ellington of Louisville; Candace Lease of Apple Creek; Melinda Lee of Tipp City; Megan Lezzer of Wooster; Kirsten Marihugh of Columbus; Brenda Mescher of Maria Stein; Jackie Mosier of Haviland; Marissa Mulligan of Groveport; Jonah Neill of Waterford; Brittany Nemeth of Wellington; Brian Palmer of Dresden; Craig Pohlman of Venedocia; Eric Reed of Dresden; Stephanie Rucinski of Columbus; Stacey Sark of Orient, Terri Specht of Johnstown, and Micaela Wright of Arcanum.“Past participants in this program have really excelled at becoming effective advocates for the food and agricultural industries. But it’s much more than leadership training — class members bond with each other as they share their experiences in the workplace, community and home,” said Melinda Witten, AgriPOWER director.In addition to Ohio Farm Bureau, AgriPOWER partners include Agland Co-op, Bayer Crop Science, Champaign Premium Grain Growers, Farm Credit Mid-America, Mid-Ohio Development Exchange, Nationwide Insurance, Ohio Beef Council, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation, Ohio Pork Council, Pickaway Progress Partnership, Redline Equipment, Rider Landing, Ron Spencer Real Estate, Stark County Cattlemen’s Association, Southern Ohio Agricultural & Community Development Foundation, Wyatt Insurance and Farm Bureaus in Franklin, Mercer, Muskingum, Pickaway, Stark and Warren counties.
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Paul Pogba’s World Cup celebrations knew no bounds after France defeated Croatia 4-2 to lift their second title at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on Sunday.Pogba scored in the 59th minute of the game, but once the final whistle blew Pogba brought his party side. From dancing energetically, donning an Mexican ‘sombrero’ (hat), to even making the President of his country dab along with him.Whilst the celebrations he did something that might irk some of his English fans, and make his return to his club Manchester United a tad difficult. Incidentally Pogba also became the first Manchester United player to score in a World Cup final.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEPaul Pogba dey dab with the French President #FRA #mufc pic.twitter.com/zAkq8iWEuKMan United in Pidgin (@ManUtdInPidgin) July 15, 2018Paul Pogba wears a sombrero and Antoine Griezmann shouts “VIVA MEXICO” and sends Mexican style greetings to Carlos Vela pic.twitter.com/LBdJkhK63QFlFA World Cup (@FutbolWorId) July 15, 2018With the trophy in hand, dancing in high spirits, he blurted out “It’s coming home!”, and then immediately apologised for it.FRANCE VS CROATIA FIFA WORLD CUP FINAL: HIGHLIGHTS | REPORT’It’s coming home’ refers to the FIFA-endorsed idea that the sport in its current avatar started in England, and if the three Lions managed to win the title — the trophy and symbolically football itself would have returned home. The song though became synonymous with the English football team, dooming them with hope at every edition since 1990 when ‘The Lightning Seeds’ (a British Pop band) first composed it.advertisementPaul Pogba dey troll England: “Its coming home.” #mufc pic.twitter.com/2tVpHatMsGMan United in Pidgin (@ManUtdInPidgin) July 16, 2018Pogba, who starred in an epic final on Sunday, repeatedly kept saying ‘It’s coming home’ in an obvious dig at England football. At least thrice, he could be heard saying in the viral video, “It’s coming home, oh sorry, sorry.”READ- French players crash press conference to celebrate World Cup triumphPogba’s celebration in the podium also went viral. The French superstar did a little milly rocking in front of the FIFA World Cup 2018 trophy.Paul Pogba dabbing with the World Cup, lets see whos talking about his dancing now! pic.twitter.com/52gwXTsFR3The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) July 15, 2018Paul Pogba has a photo of his father on his shin pads and has this message attached to them: Oh Lord, dont chastise me for what they say, forgive me for what they dont know and make me better then what they think of me. #mufc pic.twitter.com/CsPqqOiGpfUnited Xtra (@utdxtra) July 15, 2018Paul Pogba with his mother, Yeo. Thats one proud mother! #mufc pic.twitter.com/FdcFmpm3kIUnited Xtra (@utdxtra) July 15, 2018And as France walked up to the podium to lift the trophy, Pogba won hearts with his little dance in front of the Cup. It had started raining by the time France and Croatia players lined up to receive their medals. Pogba was even seen cleaning the trophy with his shirt.READ – FIFA World Cup 2018: Full list of prize winners”We made France shudder. We hope they are proud of us. Thank you! It’s extraordinary. It’s a kid’s dream. I’ve lost my voice! Today, I said we were 90 minutes from going in history for life and we’ve done it. That’s wonderful,” Pogba said after the match as he posed for pictures with his family.READ – Putin gets his own umbrella as world leaders get drenched in rainPogba also paused after the biggest win of his international career to dedicate it to the Thai soccer team whose last members were freed from a flooded cave hours earlier.The France midfielder took to Twitter shortly after France beat Belgium late Tuesday to advance to the World Cup final. He posted the boys’ photos and said the victory “goes to the heroes of the day, well done boys, you are so strong.”
Paul Pogba Pogba to miss derby as Man Utd decide not to appeal red card Goal Last updated 1 year ago 23:49 12/4/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Getty Images Paul Pogba Manchester United v Manchester City Arsenal v Manchester United Manchester United Arsenal Manchester City Premier League The 24-year-old was sent off against Arsenal and is set to miss the crucial game against Pep Guardiola’s runaway leaders on Sunday Paul Pogba will miss Manchester United’s crucial Premier League game against Manchester City after the club decided not to appeal his suspension.After setting up two goals for his side, the 24-year-old was sent off in the 3-1 win over Arsenal for a stamp on Hector Bellerin in the second half.Jose Mourinho’s side are looking to narrow the eight-point gap between them and the unbeaten leaders when they meet at Old Trafford on Sunday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But reports in the UK state they have accepted they will be without the star midfielder, who has three goals and five assists in eight league appearances this term.As a result, Pogba will miss the clash against Pep Guardiola’s team, as well as games against Bournemouth and West Brom.However, he will still play in Tuesday’s Champions League game against CSKA Moscow, Mourinho confirmed.“He’s very happy to play tomorrow. It’s the next match, the match that matters. He plays tomorrow,” the Portuguese said.”Of course he’s maybe a bit tired and has only had a few days to recover, but he’s very happy and he’ll try to keep his momentum, because since he’s been back he’s been phenomenal.”United sit top of Group A with 12 points and will seal first place with a draw against the Russian side on Tuesday. Mourinho’s opposite number Pep Guardiola had been keen for Pogba to be available for the derby at the weekend.”I would like it if Paul could play against us because I like to face the teams with the best players possible to see if we are able to beat them,” said Guardiola after City beat West Ham 2-1 on Sunday.Meanwhile, former United captain Gary Neville has outlined how he thinks Mourinho may set his team up against City in the absence of Pogba.“I was excited by what I was watching in the first 20 minutes against Arsenal, the counter-attacking was fantastic,” he told Sky Sports.”[Jesse] Lingard, [Anthony] Martial and [Romelu] Lukaku were brilliant, and you could see a little bit how [Nicolas] Otamendi or [Vincent] Kompany could get caught. You could see how that tactic could work in the Manchester derby.”Pogba makes a big, big difference. So, when they went to Anfield, they couldn’t connect the deep defence to the midfield and into attack. He connects that, he links it, with those runs forward and his composure on the ball.”It [Pogba’s red card at Arsenal] was a cloud over a very good day for United because he is such an important player in the connection between the front and the back.”The composure he shows travelling with the ball, you see West Ham when they were deep with 20 minutes to go, they didn’t have anybody that could travel with the ball, past [Kevin] De Bruyne and [David] Silva.”You think about Pogba, he would beat Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva with the ball at his feet and break that line. Once you break that line you’re onto the weakness, you’re onto those two centre-backs with Lukaku and Martial.”City is a big game to not have Pogba. The person who can break the line is gone, but Jose Mourinho will be looking at how he can do it differently.”I was trying to think myself what Jose will be thinking. Do you play split strikers with Martial and Lukaku? City bring their full-backs in narrow while two centre-backs push up the pitch, [so United could] just leave two strikers stretched wide and you play three central midfielders and five at the back, and say to City that’s what we’ll do, trust that the front two will get into those areas.”
zoom US-based operator of dry bulkers Eagle Bulk Shipping has reached an agreement to purchase up to nine Ultramax dry bulk sister vessels from Greenship Bulk Trust.The deal will see the company acquire a minimum of six Crown-63 Ultramaxes, with an additional 3 ships contingent upon final approval from Greenship’s unit holders.Eagle Bulk Shipping said that the contract has a value of USD 153 million, assuming all 9 ships are transacted.Deliveries of the ships, which range in age from 2 to 5 years, is expected to start in April 2017.“Eagle Bulk continues to execute on our fleet renewal and growth strategy, and today’s announced acquisition affirms our ability to transact in a meaningful way,” Gary Vogel, Eagle Bulk’s CEO, said.“We view this as a milestone transaction, as it can increase our number of vessels by over 20% while meaningfully advancing the build-out of our owner-operator business model,” Vogel added.The delivery of all nine vessels would bring Eagle Bulk’s fleet to 50 owned ships.