Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Pork Presents Outstanding Service Award to Lt. Governor Skillman SHARE Serving as the Secretary of Agriculture, Skillman understands the value of pork production to Indiana and was a tireless promoter of agriculture throughout her two terms in office. “I am extremely grateful for this award”, said Skillman. “But it should be me thanking Indiana’s pork farmers for their hardiness and perseverance year after year to which Indiana and Hoosiers have been the beneficiaries. Thank you for the very special memories I have that will last a lifetime.” By Gary Truitt – Jan 9, 2013 Indiana Pork President Heather Hill presents an award for outstanding service to Lt. Governor Becky Skillman. Photo courtesy of Indiana Pork.Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman was presented with an award for her outstanding service to the pork industry at a presentation in her office on Tuesday. The award was presented by Heather Hill, Indiana Pork President and pork farmer from Greenfield, IN. “We felt it appropriate to thank Lieutenant Governor Skillman for her unwavering dedication to the pork industry in Indiana throughout her time in office. As a pork farmer, I am grateful for her friendship and support,” said Hill. Indiana Pork Presents Outstanding Service Award to Lt. Governor Skillman Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter A special video message from Skillman will be shown at the Indiana Pork annual meeting on February 5. SHARE Previous articleFinal Traceability Rule Gets Thumbs Up from NCBANext articleOil Slips on US Gasoline Stockpiles Data Gary Truitt
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A cruise ship passenger is lucky to be alive after she fell overboard from a mega ship in the Bahamas, Tuesday night.The woman, who has not yet been identified, fell from the massive Norwegian Epic while it was sailing and rescue efforts were launched immediately, Norwegian Cruise Lines told ABC News in a statement. She is listed in stable condition.“On the evening of Tuesday, March 6, 2018 a report was made that a guest aboard Norwegian Epic had gone overboard, while the ship was sailing near the Bahamas. As soon as the report was made, the ship maneuvered to allow the crew to begin a search. After recovery, the guest was taken to the onboard medical facility for evaluation,” the statement read.Kareen Kennedy was aboard the Norwegian Epic when she said an announcement came over the cruise’s intercom system three times saying “Code Oscar portside,” she told ABC News.After the announcement was read, she said her server went to look out the window. When Kennedy asked what the code meant, the server said someone jumped off the ship.Kennedy recorded audio of the Captain announcing someone had been rescued after going overboard.“We found a person in the water and she was picked up and she is now in the hospital, so everything is good there,” the announcement said, before people in the background erupted in cheers.Several witnesses told ABC News that the woman appeared intoxicated and that she had been taking a photo before she fell overboard.Norwegian Cruise Line concluded their statement by thanking their team for their quick rescue efforts and sending thoughts and prayers to the woman and her family.The fire chief for Brevard County Fire Rescue told ABC News that responders “did transport a patient to a local hospital for treatment and evaluation.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved
Reed Mathis’ Electric Beethoven project has been traveling the country, bringing their ‘Classical Dance Music’ project of re-imagined Beethoven symphonies to a new generation of live music lovers. The group recently trekked through Colorado for a 3-night run that saw the quartet of Mathis of bass, keyboardist Todd Stoops, drummer Jay Lane, and guitarist Clay Welch go on some serious musical explorations of the classical material.Reed Mathis’ Electric Beethoven Breathes New Life Into Composer’s Classics In Colorado [Video]Take a listen to the group perform a “Scene by the River” passage from their recent show at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, CO below:
Metallica’s James Hetfield and Sammy Hagar launched Acoustic-4-A-Cure back in 2014 to fund research efforts for San Francisco’s Benioff Children’s Hospital, the Pediatric Cancer Program at the University of California. This year’s 5th annual benefit concert–hosted by Sammy Hagar and Bob Weir–is taking place May 15th at the Fillmore and will double serve as a special 75th birthday celebration for Taj Mahal. Alongside Hagar, Weir, and Taj Mahal will be Joe Satriani, Chad Smith, Michael Anthony, Kevin Cronin, Eddie Money, and Vic Johnson, among other very special guests, who will be performing acoustic sets with true once-in-a-lifetime musical moments, collaborations, and more.“I was a fan of Taj Mahal long before I had a record deal in Montrose 1973,” said Sammy Hagar on the event website. “He’s become a dear friend over the years and without a doubt, is one of the few living blues legend left on this planet!!! Having Bob Weir, being on the same page, understanding how important and how much fun this will be much less with a bunch of great artist, for a good cause!!!! It doesn’t get any better than this annual event.”Tickets to the intimate event are limited to two per customer, and go on sale March 30 at 10 a.m. exclusively through Live Nation. All proceeds go to funding research for children’s brain tumors. More information can be found on the event’s website.The “Acoustic-4-A-Cure” event is one of the best of the year, always delivering special moments that cannot be repeated. In 2017, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, and Rami Jaffee debuted a new Foo Fighters song called “The Sky Is A Neighborhood,” after playing through Foo favorites “Everlong,” “My Hero” and “Times Like These.” The performance marked the band’s first new official tune since 2014’s Sonic Highways and the 2015 “surprise” EP Saint Cecilia. You can watch the first-ever live performance of “The Sky Is A Neighborhood” below, courtesy of YouTube user pepokiss:[Video: pepokiss]
On Tom Marshall’s most recent Under The Scales podcast episode, he recruited friends and Phish fans Brian Brinkman, David Steinberg, Craig Hillwig, Jen Bernstein, R.J. Bee, Stephen Thomas, and Scott Gray to dissect Phish’s Kasvot Växt Halloween set, song-by-song. Marshall explains that he attempted to recruit (in this order) Mike Gordon, Page McConnell, Trey Anastasio, or Jon Fishman, to discuss the still-mysterious Kasvot Växt set, with all four members respectfully declining.Trey and Tom have been best friends and songwriting partners since elementary school, but Tom explains that he had absolutely nothing to do with Phish’s mastermind curveball they threw for Halloween, and remained in the dark, just as Phish’s entire fanbase did. Trey remains extremely tight-lipped following Phish’s debatably greatest prank ever, but according to Tom Marshall, the one thing Trey divulged is what the acronym S.A.N.T.O.S. stands for. Whether we believe it or not, Trey evidently told Tom that S.A.N.T.O.S., from Phish’s new tune “Say It To Me S.A.N.T.O.S.”, stands for “Subterranean. Arctic. Neuro. Technology. Orientation. Station.”It’s completely possible that Trey is just messing with his longtime friend Tom, and the entire Phish fanbase that remains extremely curious about how Phish executed one of their most impressive stunts of all time with such precision and detail. Remember, this is the band that convinced everyone that they were covering an obscure Scandinavian band from the 1980’s. Tom jokingly made a remark that he hopes this most recent episode would be posted and published before SiriusXM host Ari Fink details Phish’s glorious Halloween set. Hopefully, Trey reveals more details when the new installment of “Ask Trey” on SiriusXM goes live in the upcoming weeks.Below, you can listen to the Tom Marshall and friends’ latest Under The Scales podcast episode: For more information and to browse Tom Marshall’s previous Under The Scales podcast episodes, head here.,For more information and to browse Tom Marshall’s previous Under The Scales podcast episodes, head here.