Disclosure, use and sale limitations with Big Data

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Have you ever wondered why your recent web searches for items or information show up on other websites you visit? Frequently, these recent searches appear in the form of advertisements along an edge of another webpage you are viewing. These advertisements are typically provided by third party data aggregators. These third party data aggregators play a crucial role in target advertising if a “data” company does not already have in-house capabilities to capture this type of data.Third party data aggregation is specifically addressed in “The Privacy and Security Principles for Farm Data” published by the America Farm Bureau Federation with their policy about Disclosure, Use and Sale Limitation:“An (Agriculture Technology Provider) ATP will not sell and/or disclose non-aggregated farm data to a third party without first securing a legally binding commitment to be bound by the same terms and conditions as the ATP has with the farmer. Farmers must be notified if such a sale is going to take place and have the option to opt out or have their data removed prior to that sale. An ATP will not share or disclose original farm data with a third party in any manner that is inconsistent with the contract with the farmer. If the agreement with the third party is not the same as the agreement with the ATP, farmers must be presented with the third party’s terms for agreement or rejection.”The key points of this principle regarding data disclosure, use and sale limitations include making sure growers understand the terms outlined in their contract as well as how any data is being shared or possibly sold to a third party. This principle draws on the need to be transparent around who has access to farm data and if data will be supplied to a third party or business affiliate. Further, it is important to have legal contracts relating to not only the ATP data relationship but contracts with other entities that provide data services (or access) as well. This need of full disclosure and the ability to understand contracts has been reported by recent Big Data surveys of farmers as being a matter of primary concern.An ATP will not sell or distribute any non-aggregated farm data to third party without consent from the grower. Additionally, if a sale of data is to be conducted on behalf of the grower by the ATP, the grower must be notified. If the grower agrees, the contract with the third party aggregator must either be the same, or a new contract should be provided for the grower to review.While some growers are comfortable with their farm data being aggregated and used as a marketing tool, others are not. Big data companies will have the ability to provide targeted marketing with information based on data collected similar to those seen online when searching for goods.Growers should be given the protection and choice about how their data is being used and sold to third party data aggregators. By specifically reviewing the disclosure, use and sale limitations within an ATP contract, growers have the ability to make an informed decision about how their data will be used, on their own terms.last_img read more

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Pasture weaning versus drylot weaning

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Calf management strategies involving pasture weaning coupled with maternal contact (i.e., fence-line weaning) have been recommended as possible best-management practices for minimizing weaning stress and reducing subsequent feedlot morbidity compared with drylot weaning. Recently a study was done to evaluate the effect of fence-line or drylot weaning on the health and performance of beef calves during weaning, receiving, and finishing.At weaning, calves (average weaning age of 180 days) were assigned one of three weaning methods:drylot weaning + complete visual and auditory separation from damspasture weaning + fence-line contact with damspasture weaning + fence-line contact with dams + supplemental feed delivered in a bunk.All calves were individually weighed at the time of maternal separation and were given initial vaccinations against respiratory pathogens. In addition, all calves were treated for internal and external parasites. Booster vaccinations were administered 14 days later. At the end of the 28-day weaning period, all calves were shipped four hours to a feedlot.Body weight of drylot calves was greater than that of pasture weaning or pasture weaning plus supplement at the conclusion of the 28-day weaning period. This was expected since the diet for the drylot calves was formulated for higher gains. Providing supplement to pasture fed calves was intended to accustom pasture-weaned calves to eating out of a bunk rather than to promote gains that were competitive with drylot calves.Following the 28-day weaning period and a four-hour transportation event, calves on all treatments began the receiving phase of the experiment. Calves were observed at the time of feeding during the first six days of the receiving period in an attempt to ascertain their desire to eat from a bunk. A greater proportion of drylot than pasture weaned calves came to the bunk at the time of daily feed delivery during the first 5 days of receiving. Drylot calves had greater average daily gains than either pasture weaned calves to day 60 in the feedlot.In this experiment, the health of drylot weaned calves was not different from that of pasture-weaned calves. Adoption of preconditioning management practices by the cow-calf segment of the beef industry has been relatively slow (e.g., 49.8% of cow-calf producers sold their calves immediately after maternal separation.Dry-matter intake of steers assigned to pasture was not different from that of drylot or pasture plus supplement during finishing. Pasture weaned steers gained body weight at a greater rate and had greater feed efficiency during finishing than drylot steers or pasture plus supplement steers.Body weight at slaughter was not different among treatments. Under the conditions of the current experiment, the pasture weaned steers appeared to fully compensate for previous nutritional restriction during the finishing period. Moreover, USDA yield grade, marbling score, percentage of carcasses grading USDA Choice or greater, did not differ among treatments.last_img read more

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2015 Vawdon Cup

first_imgClose to 100 teams from Sydney and surrounding areas will compete in the 2015 New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) Vawdon Cup season, which starts on Friday, 7 August. 96 teams will battle it out across 10 divisions, including Boys and Girls Youth divisions for the first time, for the next three months in their quest to become 2015 Vawdon Cup champions.The Wollongong Devils will be looking for back-to-back titles in the Men’s Premier League division in 2015 following their 5-4 win over the Penrith Panthers last year. The Canterbury Bulldogs will be hopeful of claiming consecutive titles in the Women’s Premier League division, while the Eastern Suburbs Roosters will be looking to continue their Mixed Division One dominance. To keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and results from the 2015 Vawdon Cup season, please visit the NSWTA website and social media channels:Website – www.nswtouch.com.au Facebook – www.facebook.com/nswtouchTwitter – www.twitter.com/nsw_touchInstagram – www.instagram.com/nswtouch 2014 Vawdon Cup resultsMen’s Premier LeagueWollongong Devils 5 defeated Penrith Panthers 4Women’s Premier LeagueCanterbury Bulldogs 3 defeated Manly Sea Eagles 2Mixed Division OneEasts Roosters 9 defeated Wests Magpies 7                                  Men’s Division OneParramatta Eels 7 defeated Ryde Eastwood Hawks 6Women’s Division OneWallsend Wolves 5 defeated Manly Sea Eagles 3Men’s Division TwoCentral Coast Dolphins 10 defeated Canterbury Bulldogs 5Women’s Division TwoManly Sea Eagles 4 defeated Campbelltown Ghosts 3 (drop-off)Mixed Division TwoPeninsula Piranhas 5 defeated Campbelltown Ghosts 4Men’s Division ThreeLiverpool Lightning 8 defeated Parramatta Eels 2Women’s Division ThreeBerkeley Vale Panthers 3 defeated Eastern Suburbs Roosters 2 (drop-off)Men’s Division FourBlacktown Broncos 7 defeated Bankstown Jets 32014 Vawdon Cup champions: Eastern Suburbs RoostersRelated Links2015 Vawdon Cuplast_img read more

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Mens hockey set to start season with young roster

The Ohio State men’s hockey team only has a single senior on their roster opening the 2009 campaign, but a core of juniors and sophomores should help stop talk of 2009 being a rebuilding season. Despite losing their leading scorer, Corey Elkins, all but one of their 15 highest point scorers from last season are returning.The 12 juniors and seven sophomores look to build off of last season’s 23-15-4 overall record and 13-11-4 conference record. Their premature exit from the NCAA tournament last year should put an extra fire under the experienced Buckeyes.A stepping-stone season    Looking back on last season, head coach John Markell said he believes that the previous year was a great stepping stone season for his team.“We were very close to being a top four team in this league,” Markell said. “With the youth we had, I like the strides we made. I think we established some positions. Our goal tending and defense were solid and we were a good goal tending team.”Last season, the team started off to an adequate 3-5-1, but a 13-game unbeaten streak midway through the season brought them into national contention. The streak was a symbol of consistency, something that Markell is preaching to his team this season.  Their successful season ended in disappointment with a loss, 8-3, to No. 1 Boston College in the first round of the NCAA tournament. “They took the loss the right way and really worked this summer,” Markell said. “I’m waiting to see what that gives them.”Progressing toward this season, Markell said he wants to improve on a few aspects of his team from last season.“The concerns I have for this team is that our power play has to work better if we are going to make even greater strides,” he said. “We need to get a guy on the anchor of our power play and we also have to defend a little better.”Filling the gapsMarkell knows he lost three talented seniors this season, but he believes his team can fill in the gaps.“We lost Corey Elkins, physical players Nick Biondo and Zach Pelletier, that we are going to have to replace,” he said. “We have all the makings with our junior and sophomore classes. The character that we added with our freshman class can fill the holes.”Dustin Carlson, the starting goaltender and a member of this year’s talented junior class, said he believes that this year the team can make great strides with their experienced returning players.“I think we are going to perform a lot better than last year,” Carlson said. “We have a huge returning class and pretty much everyone started.”Carlson said he also believes that even though Elkins was such an important component of last season’s team, someone could easily fill his role.“I definitely think someone is going to step up and fill his shoes for sure,” he said. “We have a lot of depth in scoring and I think everyone is going to step up again.”Junior forward Peter Boyd agreed with Carlson’s assessment.“There’s quite a few guys that can put the puck in the back of the net,” Boyd said. “Corey was a good player obviously, but I definitely think there are guys that can fill into that role.”Other notable returning starters are junior forwards John Albert and Sergio Somma. Albert, who was only two points away from being last year’s lead scorer, looks to improve on his 39 point total and 11 goals. Two sophomores who look to build upon their successful first seasons are forwards Zac Dalpe and Ian Boots.Carlson will return as the team’s starting goalie this season where he posted a 21-12-3 record and allowed only 2.5 goals per game.“Taking it in small blocks”Looking to the upcoming season, Markell said he could not wait to start.“I love the character of our young freshmen,” he said. “Our nucleus is sophomores and juniors, and if they are tight-knit it could take you a long way. They feel like a family and they are playing for each other.”The Buckeyes will face tough opponents this season such as Notre Dame, Miami University and Michigan, but Markell is not focused on any particular opponent.“In college hockey the parity is unbelievable,” he said. “There’s 58 Division 1 hockey teams and everybody can beat everyone. You have to be prepared to play each and every game.”Carlson also believes in the parity theory emphasized by his head coach.“Obviously we want to beat the big teams like Michigan and Miami,” he said. “But we can’t overlook anyone at all. We need every game this year. [We need to] just take it in small blocks a weekend every time. We are looking for consistency and a 20-win season that I think we are capable in having.”OSU kicks off the season with a game at home against Western Ontario Sunday at noon. [email protected] read more

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Japan ready for Colombia with or without Rodriguez

first_imgAmid the growing uncertainty surrounding James Rodriguez’s availability for Colombia in their World Cup opener, Japan’s Yuto Nagatomo insists that they will not change their approach regardlessThe Bayern Munich loan star produced a man-of-the-match display in Colombia’s 4-1 thrashing of Japan in the 2014 World Cup at Brazil.However, his availability for the Tricolors for Tuesday’s Group H opener appears to be in doubt due to a left calf problem.Rodriguez had been absent from Bayern earlier this season with a similar calf problem and he trained separately from the national squad on Thursday and was absent altogether the next day.But for Nagatomo it changes nothing as Japan prepare for their sixth successive appearance at a World Cup.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“Nothing changes. Whether (Rodriguez) plays or not, no matter who lines up for our opponents, the way we approach the game doesn’t change,” said Nagatomo, according to Japan Times.“The team and coach (Akira) Nishino have a strategy in place that doesn’t depend on whether a certain player is or isn’t in the opposing lineup.”While the Samurai Blue are prepared, either way, midfielder Genki Haraguchi admitted that they would prefer for Rodriguez to be unavailable for Colombia.“He’s their key player, so from our point of view, if he’s not playing, it makes things easier,” said the 27-year-old.The match will take place at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk on Tuesday.last_img read more

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Shakhtar Donetsk boss impressed by Hoffenheim

first_imgShakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca felt that Hoffenheim proved doubters wrong in Wednesday’s 2-2 draw between the sidesIn an enthralling game at Metalist Stadium, Shakhtar twice came back from a goal down to seal a 2-2 draw with Hoffenheim after goals from Dos Santos and De Andrade Barberan cancelled out Florian Grillitsch and Havard Nordtveit’s earlier efforts for the visitors.But, while impressed with Hoffenheim, Fonseca felt that they had given the Bundesliga side a helping hand by some poor defensive work before the break.“We expected such a tough game. I had heard that many people didn’t believe in Hoffenheim but this team have shown they are capable of playing aggressive and attacking football,” the Portuguese said on SportsMax.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“They played very well. We didn’t defend in the best way as we gave them lots of space.”Goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov’s error to come off the line in a corner-kick enabled defender Nordtveit to give Hoffenheim a 2-1 lead into half-time.“I don’t blame Pyatov – he’s the best goalkeeper in Ukraine,” Fonseca added.Meanwhile, Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann became the Champions League’s youngest ever manager in the game.last_img read more

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Guardiola hails ruthless Man City

first_imgPep Guardiola is in awe of Manchester City’s ruthlessness in the FA Cup Fourth Round triumph over Burnley.The Blues brushed aside Sean Dyche’s men with a 5-0 victory, as they continued their excellent run in 2019.Guardiola’s men are on a breath-taking winning streak netting an astonishing 30 goals and still chasing trophies on all four fronts.Although Guardiola repeatedly dismisses talk of a ‘quadruple’, the Catalan boss expressed his delight for his side’s desire to succeed in every competition – evident in the merciless win over the Clarets.“I am really pleased for the commitment,” he stated via the club’s site. “Especially with all the games in our legs and minds.“Of course, we have to improve a few things but we made good movements and I’m satisfied to be in the next round and the draw on Monday.”On City’s record-breaking recent goal gluts, Guardiola added: “I think all the clubs – everyone – play to score goals.FULL-TIME | We cruise into the #FACup 5th Round! 👏Enjoy that, Blues?jose mourinhoMourinho knows why City and Liverpool are so far ahead George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Jose Mourinho knows why Manchester City and Liverpool are so far ahead of everyone else in the Premier League.In an interview with the Telegraph,…🔵 5-0 ⚫️ #cityvburnley #mancity pic.twitter.com/gGMlReLYvH— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 26, 2019“Everyone wants to win and that’s why. We do it for the people but we have done it from the beginning since we arrived here.“Winning eight games in a row, this month has been good. I could say it’s because we played against lower league sides but it’s what we have to do.“Everybody has played and we want to arrive in the last stages of the FA Cup and Champions League, and fight to the end in the Premier League and Carabao Cup. It’s the only way I understand.“What these guys have done in the past 16 months is incredible. We will see what happens in the next few games to see if we can catch Liverpool.“We analyse game by game and everybody is ready.”last_img read more

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