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Trust, savings go hand in hand with OFBF’s energy program

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a Comment “Trust” is the first word that comes to mind when Tom Yingling describes Ohio Farm Bureau and why he recently signed up for its newest benefit, the Ohio Farm Bureau Energy Program.“We’ve had a longstanding relationship with Farm Bureau and when they came out with (the energy program), I said ‘holy mackerel, this works for us.’ Farm Bureau has always worked to satisfy membership and not stockholders. You’ve got to trust who you’re doing business with and having Farm Bureau offer this program made the decision very easy for us,” said Yingling, a fourth-generation Huron County Farm Bureau member who grain farms with his brother.About the energy programThe Ohio Farm Bureau Energy Program assists members in making energy choices, shopping for energy, learning about rebate options and finding the best ways to manage their energy resources. Ohio Farm Bureau has partnered with an Ohio-based energy management firm, Community Energy Advisors, to run the program. The energy program is just one of many benefits that Ohio Farm Bureau members enjoy, which include savings in health, home and business insurance, travel and recreation and car and equipment purchases.Medina County Farm Bureau member Tawny Zajc signed up for the energy program for the LINE-X protective coating franchise she and her husband operate. She decided to look at the program for her home and was surprised by the price difference. Turns out she had been on a very high rate and didn’t know it. Her home gas savings alone was more than $832 per year.“The phone rings off the hook all day long from solicitors trying to get you to sign up for savings that turn out to only last for a short time, and I’m busy and focused on other things and tend to trust the savings stay the same,” she said. “To find an organization like Farm Bureau that you trust and know is going to have your best interest at heart for yourself and the community is great.”Zajc became an Ohio Farm Bureau member in 2012 to take advantage of the organization’s workers’ compensation program as well as to be more involved in the agriculture community. She grew up in Sugarcreek where she was involved with 4-H and rode horses. She learned about Farm Bureau’s energy program through one of her customers.“He said remember to look at Farm Bureau – you could save a ton with them,” she said. “We’ve already saved with workers’ comp and now we have the energy savings and are in the process of applying for Farm Bureau’s health care program.”Yingling learned about the energy program during a workers’ compensation meeting and signed up shortly after that.“I don’t know the energy rates day to day and always felt pushed by other companies,” he said. “I feel comfortable with Farm Bureau. Business is about relationships and I know Farm Bureau has our best interest in mind.”Online ExtraLearn more about the Ohio Farm Bureau Energy Program and enter for a chance to win $500 that can be used like cash, including to pay for utility costs.Photo credit: Photo by Peggy Turbett  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

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After Instagram: 6 Alternative Photo Apps To Try

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Visit GeekSugar for the full slideshow of Instagram alternatives for your app library.More from GeekSugarFun Camera LensesGadgets, Cords, And Apps: 11 Summer Travel Tech Essentials8 Great Summer Reads For GeeksGadgets And Gear For The Perfect Summer PartyDownload Of The Day: Strut TypePerfect Posture: 7 Tablet Stands That Get The Job Done Editor’s note: This post was originally published by our partners at GeekSugar.com. It’s unlikely the public’s love of Instagram will die down any time soon, but what if you just want to bring an app of fresh air to your smartphone camera routine?Consider expanding your vision to other apps. Just like the photography service you already know so well, there are plenty of other awesome apps and communities for beautiful photos.#1 Hipstamatic ($2)Let’s face it — Hipstamatic was here first, and it remains the thinking woman’s app since you have to decide which lens and film you want to use before snapping a pic. Much like real photography, you’ve got to know what equipment works best in your environment. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… kristy korcz Tags:#Photo Sharing Services#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more

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Shimla landslip buries 8 vehicles

first_imgEight vehicles were buried while three houses and a temple were damaged in a massive landslip triggered by heavy rains near Dhalli area in the suburbs of Shimla, officials said.No loss of life was reported, they said adding that 15 families had been shifted to safer places as several houses on a hill top were endangered.The Dhalli-Shoghi road was blocked and hundreds of trucks loaded with apples and headed to the Bhattakufar Subzi Mandi, three km from the spot, were stranded.Videos of the incident, which showed a heap of rubble falling on the road, brushing away some vehicles while trapping others, went viral.Heavy machinery had been deployed to clear the road, Shimla Deputy Commissioner Rohan Chand Thakur said.Heavy rains triggered landslips in some interior areas also but there was no major disruption.Paonta Sahib and Nahan received 137 mm rain, followed by Naina Devi 118 mm, Jhandutta 85 mm, Kheri 58 mm, Mehre 51mm, Berthin 49 mm, Kahu 39 mm, Pachhad 38 mm, Solan 37 mm, Dalhousie and Shimla 33 mm, Jubbar Hatti and Una 24 mm, Kufri and Ghumarwin 20 mm.The local MeT office predicted a wet spell in the region for the next six days.last_img read more

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Rape accused escapes from Goa court

first_imgAn undertrial, accused for the rape of a 40-year-old British woman at a beach village in Canacona in South Goa last December, escaped from police custody on Friday from a toilet in the Margao court complex. According to South Goa police, Ramchandran Yellapa (30) from Tamil Nadu was being escorted to the court complex for a hearing when he requested the police personnel to lead him to a toilet on the premises. Superintendent of Police, South Goa, Arvind Gawas, said Yellappa removed glass panels from the ventilator of the toilet and fled. “We have launched a hunt for him and are hopeful of nabbing him,” Mr. Gawas said. The accused is facing trial for the rape and robbery of a 48-year-old British woman near the Canacona railway station in South Goa on December 20.(eom)last_img

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High Court orders protection for MLA’s daughter

first_imgThe Allahabad High Court was at the centre of high drama on Monday after an unidentified couple were allegedly ‘abducted’ from outside its premises just hours before it was to hear the case of BJP MLA Rajesh Mishra’s daughter seeking police protection from her father for marrying a Dalit against his wishes.Meanwhile, the HC granted police protection to Mr. Mishra’s daughter Sakshi Mishra and her husband Ajitesh, who had last week created a sensation after alleging their lives were under threat from her legislator father over their inter-caste marriage.The court directed the police and the administration to ensure that the family of the woman “shall not interfere in the married lives” of the couple. The police should see that “counsel for the petitioners and also the family members of the petitioners are not brought to any harm in any manner whatsoever”, a Bench of Justice Siddhartha Varma said in his order.The court also directed Ms. Mishra and Mr. Ajitesh to get their marriage registered under the U.P. Marriage Registration Rules, 2017 within two weeks.There were also reports that while appearing in court, Mr. Ajitesh was roughed up by unknown persons. However, there was no police confirmation.Much of the attention, however, was drawn by the unidentified couple who were allegedly abducted from outside the HC in a black SUV bearing the tag ‘chairman’ on its rear wind shield. The couple turned out to be a Muslim youth and a Muslim minor girl from Moradabad and Amroha district.last_img read more

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2014 FIFA World Cup match preview: Dutch and Chile to battle for Group B top spot

first_imgDutch players during a training session in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, ahead of their final Group B match. (AP Photo)The Netherlands and Chile may have already qualified for the World Cup’s round of 16, but both still want to win Group B and avoid the likely prospect of facing host nation Brazil in their next match.Two of the tournament’s early high-fliers meet on Monday at Sao Paulo’s Itaquerao Stadium with the Netherlands requiring only a draw to top the group thanks to superior goal difference.”If you look ahead a bit, in theory you are better off than if you come second,” Netherlands captain Robin van Persie said.In part, that is because Brazil should win Group A – it is currently top and faces already-eliminated Cameroon in its final match – and will be the opponent for the runner-up in Group B. However, Van Persie said there are other tough nations on the horizon for the second-placed team.”I’d really like to play them,” he said of Brazil, “but a little bit later” in the tournament.The group winner also gets an extra day of rest before its next match.Van Persie, who has scored three goals so far, is suspended for the game against Chile after picking up a yellow card in both matches so far – the stunning 5-1 destruction of Spain and a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Australia.Van Persie is confident he won’t be too badly missed, given the depth of the Dutch squad. PSV Eindhoven forward Memphis Depay came on as a substitute against Australia and provided an assist before scoring his first international goal for the match winner. Schalke striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar, who has scored 34 goals in 62 internationals, is also waiting in the wings.advertisement”The boys for the front positions train fantastically,” Van Persie. “We have a lot of good players.”One of them already has three strikes to his name in Brazil, lightning fast winger Arjen Robben.”Robben is very fast and the team is playing well,” said Chile midfielder Francisco Silva. “To counter their speed we’ll have to have a balanced game and close spaces.”The Netherlands could also be missing central defender Bruno Martins Indi, who suffered a concussion after a late challenge by Australia’s Tim Cahill sent him tumbling heavily to the turf.There is speculation that Chile might not be at full strength, either.Coach Jorge Sampaoli could bench Juventus star Arturo Vidal and Charles Aranguiz, who scored one goal and set up the other in Chile’s 2-0 win against Spain.Vidal, who underwent knee surgery last month and is still trying to regain his form, has hurt his right Achilles tendon, while Aranguiz has a minor sprain on his right knee. Both players also have a yellow card to their name.In between beating Australia and Spain, Chile has clearly been studying the Dutch style of play – solid defense, pressure in midfield and passing quickly to their potent strike force.”Based on what we saw, they’ll stay in the back, will try to press in the middle and, when they get the ball, will try to get it quickly to their strikers,” said Atalanta midfielder Carlos Carmona. “We have several days to work on ways to stop them from doing that.”In good news for Dutch football purists, the Netherlands will pull on their traditional orange jerseys for the first time at this World Cup, having played in their blue away strip for the first two matches.The Netherlands’ mantra ahead of its match against Australia – the lowest-ranked team at the tournament – was that the team would not underestimate the opponent. There’s no danger of underestimating Chile – a team ranked one place above the Dutch by FIFA.”I saw bits of Chile against Spain and they looked very good. They looked fit, they looked strong, they played together,” Van Persie said. “So we’ve got a big task. It will be very hard to at least draw against them.”last_img read more

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South Korean Lee Duck-hee Becomes First Deaf Player to Win ATP Main Draw Match

first_imgWashington: Lee Duck-hee became the first deaf player to win an ATP main draw match, waiting out a rain delay to beat Henri Laaksonen in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The 21-year-old from South Korea was two points from victory when thunderstorms swept through the area. When he and Switzerland’s Laaksonen returned some five hours later Lee quickly polished off a 7-6 (7/4), 6-1 victory on Monday. “I never expected to get through this one,” said Lee, who had won the final three points of the first-set tiebreaker. “I thought that I was just going to do my best and try to stay focused, but I came out a winner.” Lee, ranked 212nd in the world, will play third-seeded Hubert Hurkacz, the world number 40 from Poland, in the second round. “I’m going to go to the match with the same attitude,” said Lee, who has pursued his tennis dream despite the difficulties posed by his disability. He turned pro at 15 and achieved his best ATP singles ranking of 130th in the world in 2017. “I’m going to do my best and see what happens,” he said. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. atpLee Duck-heetenniswinston salem open First Published: August 20, 2019, 10:07 AM ISTlast_img read more

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There was a bullet in every ball bowled by Indian spinners: Allan Lamb to India Today

first_imgThere were a few analysts in England who did not make much of England’s chances of beating India in India. Former England middle-order star Allan Lamb thought at the start of the series that there was no guarantee England would not lose the first three Test matches. As it’s turned out, they have lost three in four. (Delighted to have Ravichandran Ashwin in the team, says Virat Kohli)”We had a chance in the first Test. England came close but could not close it. For the games to follow, it was always going to be tough. England have been totally out played,” he told India Today after the Mumbai Test which India won by an innings and 36 runs.The difference between the two sides for Lamb has been the spin department. (Virat Kohli one of the batting greats of our generation: Alastair Cook)”India have got world class spinners in R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. England do not have them. One can’t blame England batsmen too much. If you put Indian batsmen against their own bowlers, they would have struggled on the Mumbai wicket. There was a bullet in every ball bowled by Indian spinners because of the turn,” he opined.Lamb goes on to call Ashwin ‘the best spinner in the world at the moment’. So how would England stack up against Ashwin in Chennai, his home town? (Virat Kohli takes a dig at England batsmen after James Anderson’s controversial remark)”England would hope it gets flooded out in Chennai with the storm. You know it will turn in Chennai. People said 400 runs. But that’s not enough. You have got to get 500 because England just do not have the spinners to back up,” he thinks.advertisementlast_img read more

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Rafael Nadal moves up a gear to demolish Guido Pella in French Open

first_imgGreat players have gears and Rafael Nadal is idling as he edges towards an 11th title at the French Open with the understated conviction of a man who respects his rivals but knows his destiny.On Thursday, he did to the world No 78 Guido Pella in an hour and a half on Court Suzanne Lenglen what it took him twice as long to do to the tricky Simone Bolelli on the main stage on Tuesday.Nadal loves playing fellow left-handers, having won against them 29 times in majors, and was untroubled winning 6-2, 6-1, 6-1. His next challenge is, well, not quite that: Richard Gasquet has tried 15 times to beat the Spaniard, coming unstuck each time. news Rafael Nadal Tennis Since you’re here… … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Read more Support The Guardian Share via Email French Open 2018 French Open Share on Messenger Kyle Edmund last Briton standing after Cameron Norrie loses at French Open Share on Twitter Topics The Frenchman, still idolised in France years after being hailed as their next tennis hero, beat the Tunisian Malek Jaziri 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 6-0 in two hours and 26 minutes. “When I was 25 I felt when I’m 32 I will not feel so much stress,” he said. “Well, it’s not true. You always want to play. You always want to do your best.”Even his best may not be good enough to extend Nadal in his current form, although he oozed respect when talking about Gasquet, who has been a contemporary and rival since their teenage days.“It will be a good match against a good friend in the most important place in my career, and for him a very special place, too,” he said. “I have a great relationship with him, since we were kids. We met for the first time when we were 12. He’s a very good person, a normal guy. We practised hundreds of times together. He always has a positive attitude.”In another all-leftie match, the exciting young Canadian, Denis Shapovalov fell to Germany’s world No 70 Maximilian Marterer, who ground out a 5-7, 7-6 (4), 7-5, 6-4 win in three hours and 11 minutes in the Bullring. He plays Jürgen Zopp, who had a similarly tough battle beating fellow lucky loser, Ruben Bemelmans, in a raucous affair on Court No 6, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in three hours and 35 minutes. Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Reuse this content Share on Pinterestlast_img read more