Hypocrisy is all around us

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Hypocrisy can be defined as the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform. In other words, a hypocrite says one thing and does another. I’m sure all of you reading this article can think of examples of hypocrisy in our everyday lives. I will offer a few examples that tend to hit a nerve with me.Hypocrisy in society1. The general public complains frequently and loudly about legislation and other policies enacted by local, state, and national government. However, when given the chance to express their opinions about politicians and issues, the general public typically shows up to vote in low numbers.2. The national restaurant chain Chipotle proudly promises that they source their food ingredients from farms rather than factories and try to source responsibly raised meats and produce for the benefit of their customers. Unfortunately, these lofty goals have not extended to food safety as they’ve failed to prevent dozens of customers from experiencing food poisoning and other foodborne illnesses.3. Members of the general public endorse the concept of requiring farmers to follow certain animal welfare practices that insure humanely raised meat products. Then, these same members of the public complain about higher food prices and may purchase the more economically priced products.4. The mainstream sports media for years have said that the Cincinnati Bengals can’t win a playoff game with Andy Dalton as their quarterback. Now that he is out due to injury, the same media outlets fear that the Bengals can’t win in the playoffs without him. Note: This is the opinion of an overly-sensitive Bengals fan that believes the media can’t have it both ways! Hypocrisy in agriculture and beef production1. Agricultural producers get upset when non-farm clientele don’t believe or respect the story of traditional agricultural production. Do we as agricultural producers give the same respect and consideration we expect from others when we are asked to hear the story from groups that are polar opposites in terms of their beliefs about food production?2. Farmers will build barns to store tractors and equipment but store bales of hay uncovered on sod ground.3. Farmers try to get grain crops planted as quickly and efficiently as possible in the spring but will calve beef cows 12 months a year because they don’t have a place to house the herd bull separately from the cow herd.4. Small herds that utilize one bull for both their cows and heifers will focus on buying a bull with calving ease for the limited number of heifers retained for replacements, but fail to select EPDs suitable for the majority of the females in the herd that are mature cows. The producer then complains about the lower weights on their feeder calves on sale day.5. Numerous beef industry surveys indicate that March is the most common month of the year that producers will include in their calving season. This is a tradition that has carried across generations of producers even though March typically possesses the most highly variable weather patterns with some of the most stressful calving conditions throughout the year.6. Club calf producers design matings to produce steer calves with extreme amounts of muscle, bone, and hair that target a “perceived” ideal terminal market animal. These producers often keep the females from these same matings with the hope they will make productive brood cows.7. The OSU Extension Beef Coordinator encourages beef producers to put an emphasis on aggressive reproduction and culling practices. This same person manages to find excuses for his daughters ex-show heifers that may not live up to the same lofty standards that he encourages other producers to adopt. Note: This is a painful confession from a person that knows hypocrisy when he sees it!Some of the beef-related hypocrisies mentioned in this article will be addressed in the second session of the upcoming 2016 Ohio Beef Cattle School that will be held on Tuesday, February 2 starting at 7:00 p.m. Remember, the School begins with the first session on Tuesday, January 19 and concludes on Tuesday, February 16, and is being hosted in many locations across Ohio, plus one each in Indiana and New York. More information on the 2016 Ohio Beef Cattle School can be found at the OSU Extension Beef Team’s web site at http://go.osu.edu/BeefSchool.last_img read more

The Canon EOS 5Ds is a Dream for Photographers (but a Bust for Filmmakers)

first_img  Battery  LP-E6N   Sensor  CMOS, 36 x 24 mm Pricing and AvailabilityThe Canon EOS 5DS has the initial retail cost of $3,699 and the 5DS R will retail for $3,899. Both are set to be released in June of 2015.What do you think of these new cameras? Share in the comments below.   Flash  None   Viewfinder  Optical   Sensitivity Range  100-6400, Extended Mode up to 12800   Crop Factor  1.0x, 1.3x and 1.6x optional crop factor   Shutter Speed  1/8000 to 30 Seconds   Storage Media  SD, SDHC, SDXC, CF   Autofocus  Yes, 61-Point Canon has announced two large megapixel cameras with fantastic features. Photographers are sure to love the 5Ds but it may leave filmmakers and video pros feeling underwhelmed.Just as expected, Canon has announced two high megapixel DSLRs, two consumer level DSLRs, a mirrorless camera, and a new ultra-wide angle lens. In this article we will focus on the two high-end DSLR releases, the EOS 5DS and the EOS 5DS R.The Canon EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS RThe EOS 5DS and 5DS R have similar specs. We’ll explore the differences below.The new Canon EOS 5DS is a feature-filled camera designed for professional photographers. The camera features a 50.6MP CMOS sensor that allows users to shoot gigantic images suitable for large-prints and dynamic cropping. This is accomplished using Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors which can handle a high amount of pixel information.The camera has a 61-point High Density Reticular AF sensor – meaning the autofocus is incredibly accurate. Another great feature introduced in this camera is the ability to choose your crop factor. Users have the ability to shoot at full frame, 1.3x crop, and 1.6x crop. Shooting with a cropped image won’t yield 50.6 MP image, but it will allow you to get more versatile results without having to change out your lens.One of the more interesting features is anti-flicker component designed to help your camera get consistent exposures…even when shooting under flickering lights. The camera also includes a built-in intervalometer allowing users to shoot time-lapse photos and videos without having to use an external device.The Difference Between the Canon EOS 5DS and the 5DS RThe main difference between the 5DS and the 5DS R is that the 5DS R has the low-pass filter taken out to increase sharpness. This may or may not be a good thing (depending on your photographic preferences). For example, if you shoot a lot of video or street photography you probably want a low-pass filter on your camera so you don’t have to worry about annoying phenomenon like Mioré. But if shoot a lot of product photography or landscape photography you might want to get the low-pass filter removed so that you can get the sharpest image possible. It depends on your personal preference.If you’re debating between the two models check out this release video from Canon. Tip off to this video from FStoppers: ‘Is The Canon EOS 5Ds or 5Ds R Right For You?’:The (Minimal) Video FunctionsWhile this Canon announcement might be great for photographers, videographers and filmmakers will be disappointed. The 5DS can only record 1080p video at 30 frames per second. It can do 60fps at 720p…but that’s practically useless for filmmaking and commercial work. Maybe there will be added frame rate support in a future firmware release, but for the time being the 5DS looks like a bust for the video crowd.The Canon EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R Specs   Image Stabilization  None, In-Lens Only   Display Screen  3.2″ 1,040K-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor   Burst Shooting  5 fps   Video Output  None   Video  1080p @ 30fps, 720p @ 60fps   Lens Mount  Canon EFlast_img read more

Ranji Trophy 2017-18: Vinay Kumar demolishes Mumbai lineup with his second hat-trick

first_imgKarnataka captain Vinay Kumar ripped apart the famed Mumbai batting lineup and picked up his second hat-trick in the Ranji Trophy tournament on Thursday.The ongoing quarter-final between Mumbai and Karnataka at Nagpur saw the right-arm seamer dismiss Prithvi Shaw, Jay Bista and Akash Parkar off consecutive deliveries as the former champions were reduced to 7 for 3 in third over.Kumar got Shaw out first with the final ball of his first over and then sent back Bista and Parkar with the first two balls of his second over.What a champion @Vinay_Kumar_R A guy with lots of passion.. believer, hardworking.. congratulations on your 100th game and on ur hattrick as well today .. well done brother ?????? https://t.co/MIpFhlnyaf- Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 7, 2017This is Kumar’s second hat-trick in Ranji Trophy with his first coming way back in the 2007-08 season against Maharashtra at Ratnagiri. He is only the fourth bowler to take multiple hat-tricks in Ranji history and second for Karnataka after Anil Kumble.This is only the third time a hat-trick has been taken against Mumbai with Kumar being only the sixth bowler to get three wickets off successive balls in the knockouts. He is the first captain to achieve the feat. It was the 10th time a Karnataka bowler has taken a hat-trick in the tournament.Earlier, Mumbai had drubbed Tripura at the Wankhede Stadium in what was a must-win game for the 41-times Ranji Trophy champions to gather some timely momentum after a sluggish earlier phase.advertisementMumbai, who ended second in Group C, are missing the services of injured pacer Shardul Thakur, apart from Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer who are on national duty. Shubam Ranjane has been added to the squad after missing the earlier part due to injury.Karnataka, on the other hand, had topped Group A, winning four of the six matches. Apart from Agarwal, Karnataka also boasts of performing batsmen like opener R Samarth and Nair, who all need to score big. Karnataka will also miss key batsman Manish Pandey, included in India’s ODI squad against Sri Lanka.last_img read more