Rain Delays Harvest Threatens Corn

first_imgAs for yields, in Central Indiana the numbers look good, “The yields have been phenomenal, they may not be as high as everyone thought they were going to be, but they are very very good.”  Kramer he has seen many fields yield well above 250 bpa. He said many farms will have averages around 200 bpa. Home Indiana Agriculture News Rain Delays Harvest Threatens Corn Kramer told HAT, while the harvest is on hold, growers should be checking fields to catch problems early, “Waiting is not an easy thing to do. What I would be doing is checking fields to see which crops may have some standability issues.  I might also look at which fields have ear molds.” He added that he has not seen a lot of ear mold, but this kind of weather is conducive to the problem. Heavy rain and high winds have put the harvest on hold in many areas of the state, and concern is mounting about how long the corn can stand. This summer’s cooler weather and lack of growing degree days has already caused problems with stalk rot. Fred Kramer, with DuPont Pioneer, says these late season rains are causing serious disease problems, “We have stalk rot, crown rot; and now with high winds, rain, and delays, it is going to make it that much more likely for problems down the road.” Kramer, who covers several counties in Central Indiana, says about a third of the corn and soybean crops have been harvested. Hoosier Ag Today meteorologist Rob Wasson says there will be very little harvest activity taking place for the next few days, “Scattered showers will be possible, keeping fields wet with little chance of drying.  This low will eventually pull out of the area on Thursday, but a few lingering showers will still be possible over northern and central Indiana.  By Friday, high pressure will take over and that will give us some much needed dry weather.” Wasson sees a dry weekend, but a chance of rain returning next week, “There is better news in the extended forecast.  Farmers searching for a nice period of dry weather will find it in the two week forecast with above normal temperatures and below normal rainfall statewide.” Rain Delays Harvest Threatens Corn SHARE Facebook Twitter Rain Delays Harvest Threatens Corn By Gary Truitt – Oct 14, 2014 SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articlePlenty of Reasons for Falling Gasoline PricesNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truittlast_img read more

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Reporter’s Notebook: ‘Conversating’ with our athletes

first_imgCall me a snob – an intellectual snob, if you please- but there’s nothing I enjoy better than hearing a young person, be it student, athlete, or otherwise speaking in what in my day was called “The Queen’s English.” I had the pleasure of speaking in an interview to national 400m champion Javon Francis recently, and while there were phrases in which he used the vernacular, for the most part, he spoke in complete sentences, using the English language. It was evident that this was a young man who wished to represent himself well, and the way to do that, for him, was to speak in standard English. Admittedly there are some things that are just easier to say in patois, and I use it often. However, it is grating to the ears to listen to some of our young students speak, and it is clear that they speak that way, not because they find it easier to express themselves in patois, but because they can do no better. And I’m not talking about speaking with a faux-accent either. Children as young as three and four, at a time when language is just being formed and it is imperative to speak to them in grammatical sentences, churning out words which I don’t even use in my living room. Is it then any wonder that when we hear them as 14, 15, or 16-year-olds doing interviews with the media that they can barely conduct themselves? The formative years when they should have been getting the practice needed by holding developmentally-appropriate conversations with their parents and other caregivers, their speech was being totally neglected. I have had this discussion many times with friends of mine. It’s just not something you would hear from say an American athlete at the same age. I spoke with World Youth 100m and 200m champion, Candace Hill, in Cali, Colombia last year, and although she was only 17, the young lady was able to express herself perfectly. She was leaps and bounds ahead of many of her Jamaican counterparts. I know many of us came from a  generation when “children should be seen and not heard”, and self-expression is a practical skill. It is through the holding of conversations that one learns to converse. Some would say reading is important because it helps also to build a vocabulary, but I’ve heard many an adult use words which it was clear they had only ever encountered on a page.last_img read more

Amidst Revelation of Alleged Plans to Islamize Liberia, West Africa:

first_imgIn the wake of a publication unveiling an alleged plan by Saudi Arabia to Islamize Liberia and nine other West African countries, Liberian Ambassador Wesley M. Johnson has called on government not to treat the issue lightly but to take precautionary measures to prevent any occurrence that would undermine the peace of the state.The former Liberian Ambassador to the Court of St. James in London, who walked into the offices of the Daily Observer on May 5, 2014 upon reading our initial story on the alleged Saudi plan, acknowledged that Muslims are spreading all over the world with activities impeding the existence of peace.While some Liberians are by faith Muslim, the Liberian Ambassador cautioned that state security has to work hard to prevent in Liberia activities carried out by Boko Haram, Al-Shabab, al-Qaeda and other religious extremist and militant groups in Africa and other parts of the world.Although the authors of the document unveiling the plan to Islamize Liberia and West Africa are unknown, which in some   ways makes the analysis to be unbelievable, Ambassador Johnson said it is difficult to rule out the report considering the prevailing activities of some Islamic believers around the world.As the Muslim population grows in Liberia, he noted, it serves as a blessing for those perpetrating evil in other parts of the world because it will serve as strength for them. “It would be good for government and citizens to put measures into place to prevent such a thing from happening here.  It is certain that what happens in other places could   happen here, too, but we must be eternally vigilant and take nothing for granted,” Ambassador Johnson added.   He said the information brings to mind the need for citizens to help security with information about suspicious activities of foreigners entering Liberia, including those coming through the country’s porous borders. Unlike the past when Muslim women wearing black veils covering their faces were very few and far between, their numbers in Liberia have significantly increased, with many of them living in Monrovia.Amidst this concern, the Ambassador told the Daily Observer that government also has to handle the matter with care to avoid internal conflict between Muslims and Non-Muslims. It may be recalled that in 2011 conflict sparked up between Mandingos and other tribal groups in Lofa County, which led to deaths and destruction of properties.  A similar incident occurred at Paynesville Red Light in 2004.Following the Voinjama event, a member of the Muslim community wrote a letter to Saudi Arabia complaining to Muslims of that country that Liberian Muslims were not treated with dignity, requesting Arabian Muslims to assist Liberian Muslims tackle the issue.Considering these instances and others that may possibly happen in line with perception created by this published Saudi  information, Ambassador Johnson indicated that Liberians need to be bold to admit their faults and truly reconcile to be together rather than harbor divisive minds. He also clarified that he had not resigned as an Ambassador as the information in the said article indicated, but confirmed that he is no longer an accredited ambassador to London.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Raiders mailbag: What’s going on with Derek Carr?

first_imgALAMEDA  — You’ve got questions. I’ve got answers. Whether you agree or not.A Raiders’ mailbag heading in to a Week 4 road game Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts:Q: Are the problems on offense a result of Derek Carr’s play or the play calling? Haven’t seen many deep routes in the last 2 games. Seems to me the problem is more of a lack of offensive creativity..knock on wood if your with me. — @brwong24Coach Jon Gruden says it’s on him. It’s concerning, no doubt. Everyone expected better …last_img read more

“Accepted Science” or Censorship by National Park Service?

first_imgWhat’s a national park bookstore vendor to do?  A beautiful new book of photographs and quotations on Grand Canyon, entitled Grand Canyon: A Different View by veteran river rafting captain Tom Vail, went on sale in the national park bookstore.  One would think it would not stand out too much along with hundreds of other items on varying subjects and viewpoints.  Yet this one book has come under fire, because it presents a Biblical creationist view of the canyon, reports CNN.    If the national park removes the book, it might be accused of censorship, but if it keeps it, the scientific establishment is offended by its interpretation that the canyon is only thousands, not millions, of years old.  CNN quotes a spokesman for “Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility” who claims the park is approving a religious book.  He claims, “The overall concern is that the top managers of the park service are implementing a conservative agenda that is at odds with their duties as custodians of the nation’s heritage,” he says, which is odd, since the book makes no conservative political statements, but only scientific claims.  But can such a book be dismissed on religious grounds?    Still smarting from the recent flap over Bible verse plaques at the canyon (07/14/2003), the National Park Service has found a way to censor the book without getting into the quagmire of religious discrimination.  It will recommend the Grand Canyon bookstore not restock the book, says CNN, because “the book makes claims that fall outside accepted science — which maintains the canyon is millions of years old.”  National Park Service spokesman David Barna thinks this provides a way to remove the offending book without a political or religious fight: “To me, this is a decision you can make that has nothing to do with religion.”Update 01/14/2004:  World Net Daily has an article on this story, and so does Nature Jan 15, 2004.1  WND says that the National Park Service has been swamped by emails about it.  Apparently the book had been unanimously approved by a panel.  Nature, as expected, quotes the American Geological Society calling it a “narrow religious view,” even though numerous PhDs contributed to the book, including several with doctorates in geology.  Apparently the flap originated with Wilfred Elders (U of Calif., Riverside), and unnamed others, who got seven geological organizations to complain to the NPS (click here for the statement by the American Geological Society).    As a partial compromise, the book has been moved from the science section to the inspirational section of the store.  But the author and his allies complain that it discusses scientific evidence, by scientists.  Now it’s a neck and neck battle over the email campaigns: NCSE encouraging its members to complain, vs AIG, calling on readers to stop the book ban.  Tom Vail, for his part, probably never expected such notoriety.  On the bright side, he’s getting a lot of publicity: radio interviews, the CNN story and major newspapers, and lots of hits on his website Canyon Ministries.  The Alliance Defense Fund may take up his defense.  The Nature editorial is cautious, knowing that censorship can backfire.  Rex Dalton writes,Vail says that an alternative to evolutionary science should be offered to members of the public visiting the canyon.  “Who is to say whose material should be or shouldn’t be in the bookstore?” he asks.  That’s the tricky question that the NPS review will seek to answer, as it weighs issues such as the display of sound science, the right to free speech and the avoidance of censorship charges.Update 01/30/2004:  The author has verified a rumor that sales of his book at the canyon stores are really cookin’.  So many have asked for the book that the park concessioner is planning to order more. 1Rex Dalton, “National park’s sale of creationist book draws geologists’ ire,” Nature 427, 186 (15 January 2004); doi:10.1038/427186b.This would be a good time to reread Michael Crichton’s tirade against “consensus science” (see 12/27/2003 entry).  The upshot of this decision is: only atheists, particularly members of the Darwin Party, are allowed to speak for science.  “Millions of years” is now the new standard of “accepted science,” even though secular geologists have been coming around lately that the creationist claims of a young canyon are correct, at least in part (07/22/2002).    Tom Vail is a creationist and Bible-believing Christian, yes, but he quotes other creationists who have PhDs in geology who present scientific evidence that the Grand Canyon is not as old as claimed.  Having led numerous raft trips down the Colorado River, Vail knows the canyon like the back of his hand.  He can personally vouch for all the scientific claims made.  Anyone with an open mind who looks at the evidence would surely realize that there are major, serious problems with the “accepted science” view, and the youthful canyon view deserves a fair hearing, whether or not one ties it to a Biblical flood (12/24/2002).    One shouldn’t have to subscribe to politically-correct ideology or swear allegiance to “accepted science” to be able to present scientific evidence to support a viewpoint.  One should only make the case that it’s correct.  Ironically, it is the creationists who argue for letting both sides of the controversy be heard.  The evolutionists want to censor any opposition, then grin for the cameras and say, “Controversy?  What controversy?  I don’t know of any controversy, do you Dr. Joe?  There’s no controversy here; why, we all agree.  The consensus of scientists is unanimous.”  Why not let the public see all the evidence and decide?  Nobody at Grand Canyon is shoving the books into visitors’ backpacks.  They can pick it up, look it through, and decide whether it is good or bad, without big brother deciding what kind of politically correct science is best for them.    The National Park Service is so hypocritical.  On the one hand, they fill our parks with exhibits that promote the “consensus science” approach, with its millions of years of slow and gradual evolution.  But on the other hand, they have become evangelists for the most anti-intellectual, anti-scientific religion of all: Indian animism (10/10/2000).  Hey Mr. Barna: if you are going to allow Native American superstition to have a prominent pulpit in the national parks, why not also allow Bible believers, who respect scientific evidence and logic, to make their case?  Either do that or toss out all the Indian myths, and for that matter, any mythology that makes claims about unobservable prehistoric events.  The myths that cloak themselves in the term “accepted science” are the most pernicious of all.    Visit Grand Canyon before the book is banned.  Just the photographs in Vail’s book are worth the price, and who knows, your mind might be opened up a little, if you were raised under Darwin Party teachers.    Don’t you just love the PAC titles: “Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.”  Being translated, this probably means, the Government Payroll Lobby Group United Against Bush, Conservatives, the Religious Right, the Iraq War and Free Speech, Who Believe Establishment Science and the United Nations Are the Pathways to All Knowledge and World Peace.(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Minister Jeff Radebe shares details of 30 day payment plan

first_imgSmall business is big business, minister Jeff Radebe said on Tuesday, 6 September, at an imbizo held at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg.“A total of 47% of our country’s people are employed by the small business sector. That is 7,3-million people,” said Radebe.As Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and Chairperson of the National Planning Commission, he is tasked with giving life to the vision of the National Development Plan’s (NDP) Vision 2030 which includes the creation of 11-million jobs by 2030. “This cannot be possible if we don’t support the small business sector. The government is aware of this.”A major focus of the imbizo was the challenge small businesses faced when it came to payment for services delivered to government. The minister promised a 30 day payment intervention to fast-track the payment of suppliers. The 30 day payment intervention is created in line with the NDP’s priorities to reduce poverty, unemployment and inequality.Radebe said the government is aware of the frustrations entrepreneurs have, especially relating to red-tape and policies. “Small businesses remain vulnerable… We [the government] shall continue to put measures in your sector to thrive.”The 30 day payment-programmePart of the intervention is to roll out supported programmes, said Radebe. “This includes visits and inspections being done [at departments] to address the issues relating to non-payment. “We will assist government departments to put measures in place to make sure payments are done.”A study will be conducted on why payments are not done accordingly. Additionally, Radebe said his department will work together with the Department of Treasury to attend to queries. “There will be a walk-in office at the department of treasury.”He urged the public, especially suppliers, to also play a role and added that corruption,no matter how small, should be reported.Livelihood affectedIn one instance, an entrepreneur [a supplier] from KwaZulu-Natal told Radebe and the panel that he lost his house and cars because of late payments. Another entrepreneur has been waiting for payment for two years.Radebe said it is not right that suppliers are paid long after 30 days, because their livelihoods are affected. “The 30 day payment has to be adhered to. People [in government] need to be charged for financial misconduct if they don’t adhere to the 30 day payment period. Small business [suppliers] should be paid within 14 days.”Radebe said the problem of small business owners receiving late payments is not unique to the government. Private sector is just as guilty.Mzwandile Masina, executive mayor of Ekurhuleni Municipality, appealed to entrepreneurs to make sure that they deliver quality services. “Work with us to provide quality services. If you build a house, do it the best you can. Someone is going to live in that house.”In a speech about his 10 year plan, Masina said one of his plans is to help people in townships to realise their dreams. He said there will also be a policy implemented to encourage people to buy local products or services.Any queries relating to the 30 day intervention can be sent to the email address [email protected] you like to use this article in your publication or on your website?See Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more

Fury offers Trump role in potential Joshua fight

first_imgRead Next But Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn is also eyeing an all-British showdown with Fury next year.Fury, 29, this week contacted Trump on Twitter to ask him to join his ringwalk, asking the US president who he thinks would win a bout with Joshua.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“@realDonaldTrump who do you think wins the fury vs AJ fight? You can walk me out if you want, be a part of the biggest fight ever,” he tweeted.A number of personal issues have kept Fury on the sidelines since November 2015, when he defeated Wladimir Klitschko for the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles, and he remains without a boxing licence. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC ‘K-and-K’ tandem with Ravena excites Alas Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “AJ & Wilder I’m coming back for you pair my mission is seek & destroy the only thing on my mind is destruction who ever gets in my way will be dealt with accordingly.“There’s only 1 winner & that’s the fans! Let’s make the heavyweights great again, fight the best in the division.” But he believes a bout with Joshua would resemble Muhammad Ali’s legendary “Rumble in the Jungle” with George Foreman in Kinshasa in 1974.Fury posted an image of the two all-time great combatants on Instagram, along with the caption: “This is what’s to come!“The old champ coming back to fight a man who every1 thinks will ko me, same as Ali vs Forman the stylish Ali vs the mummy Forman! We all know what happens in this fight!“I know you all got me whooped, but I will not lay down or be afraid of some muscles & I have the mentality of a winner a man who has never lost a fight.”Fury, who is still waiting for a final ruling from UK Anti-Doping on a suspended drugs ban after the hearing was adjourned in July, also laid down the gauntlet to Wilder.ADVERTISEMENT British heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury (C) signs autographs following a press conference to publicise his forthcoming world heavyweight title fight against Ukranian heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko, at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, north-west England on April 27, 2016.Wladimir Klitschko has insisted he was “glad” to have lost his world heavyweight titles to Tyson Fury in December 2015, ahead of a re-match with the British boxer on July 9, 2016. With Klitschko’s loss to Fury, the belts are now spread far and wide, with Fury holding the WBA and WBO titles, fellow Briton Anthony Joshua the IBF champion, and Deontay Wilder of the United States, the World Boxing Council’s heavyweight title. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFFormer world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury wants US President Donald Trump in his corner as he mulls “the biggest fight ever” against reigning IBF and WBA champion Anthony Joshua.Last weekend Joshua, 28, successfully defended his titles against Carlos Takam in Cardiff and either WBO champion Joseph Parker or WBC champion Deontay Wilder appear the most likely next opponents.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View commentslast_img read more

Touch Football Community Recognised

first_imgAustralian Women’s Open World Cup champion, Peta Rogerson, was named the Senior Sports Star of the Year at the 2011 Sunshine Coast Sports Star of the Year Awards at the Hyatt Coolum recently. Rogerson was awarded the honour over a star-studded field – which included ironman Matt Poole and cyclist Shara Gillow – for her starring role in the Australian Women’s Open team’s World Cup title win in Edinburgh last June. To read more about Rogerson’s award, please click on the link below: http://www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/sunshine-coast/sunshine-coast-sport-star-winners-named/story-fn8m0yxo-1226256052497 Rogerson’s Australian Women’s Open teammate, Emilee Cherry, has also been recognised for her success over the past 12 months, being named the Darling Downs Senior Sports Star for 2011.At just 19-years-old, Cherry was named the winner of this award at a function in Toowoomba on Saturday night. Cherry received the award for her efforts with the Australian Women’s Open team in Scotland, as well as for her successful foray into the Australian Rugby Sevens squad. 2011 was a big year for Cherry, which saw her captain the Australian Women’s 20’s team in their 3-0 series win against New Zealand in the 2011 Youth Trans Tasman Series, where she was also named as one of the Ron Hanson Medallists (flag bearers) for the event. She then captained the Queensland Fire in the inaugural Elite Eight series, before being the youngest player in the Australian Women’s Open team that travelled to Scotland for the World Cup. To read more about Cherry’s award, please click on the following link: http://www.thechronicle.com.au/story/2012/02/06/cherry-joins-elite-company/ The Hervey Bay Touch Association was also a winner at a recent awards ceremony, announced as the winner of the Fraser Coast Australia Day award for the Queensland Junior State Cup in the category of Sports and Community events. The Junior State Cup brought 5,000 people to Hervey Bay in early July last year, with the event being the biggest in its 20 year history, with 160 teams. It is estimated that the event invested more than $4 million into the local economy. Dubbo Touch Association (DTA) President, Neil Webster, was also honoured in January, receiving the City’s 2012 Service to Sport award. Webster’s involvement in Touch Football began over 30 years ago as a player, while he has been on the committee at DTA for just over a decade.Also under his guidance, the DTA was named the New South Wales Touch Association Affiliate of the Year at the 2011 Blues Dinner in October. To read more about Webster’s award, please click on the link below:http://www.dailyliberal.com.au/news/local/sport/other/sportspeople-honoured/2434041.aspx Touch Football Australia would like to congratulate Peta, Emilee, Hervey Bay Touch Association and Neil on their awards.last_img read more