first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We got about half of the wheat planted and we have been running beans since we switched from corn. The yields have been from the low 60s up to the low 80s. Those highs have been some of the best beans we’ve ever had. They are all non-GM beans and with the premium we can get from them they will do pretty well. We have the county fair this week so the combine will be stopped today. We are headed to the fair for the hog show.The stems have still been green on some of these varieties and it has been slow going for bean harvest in some of our fields. We planted some rye as an experiment in corn stalks to see if we can get some early straw next year and it sure won’t hurt the soil either.The weather has been really nice. I am glad the hurricane went back out the other direction and didn’t head this way. Without mud it has been a lot easier to get trucks and equipment in and out of the fields this fall so far.We are two-thirds done with corn and when we finish beans we could have all of our corn off in another five or six good days. The stalk quality depends on the variety. Certain varieties are weathering the stress of the year better. We don’t want to leave it stand out there any longer than we have to. We have found a little bit of mold in the corn but not enough to be docked on what we have hauled in. It looks like Diplodia on the ears in a couple of varieties. Certain varieties handled the stress better than others.last_img read more

first_imgNavigating the “Log Your Visit” Options Found it – It’s a well-earned smiley when you choose this option. You’ve found the geocache and physically signed the log sheet. Now begin the over-sharing. What was your adventure like? Did you meet new people? Did you see a turtle? We want to know. Tell that story, upload a picture, thank the geocache owner, and you’re in business. Write note – “There’s serious road construction leading to the geocache.” That’s a perfect example of a nice note. It’s not a “Found it” or a “Did not find,” it’s a way to ‘note’ify (yeah, we did that) other geocachers of conditions that affect finding the geocache, like “a new bee hive is in the area, bee* careful.” (*yeah – we did that too) Needs Maintenance – The logbook is full, the geocache is cracked, or the camouflage is a little tattered—these are all good reasons to log your “Found it” then, log a separate “Needs Maintenance.” The geocache owner will appreciate your help and geocachers will appreciate the insight. Needs Archived – Whew, well, this is the big one. Take a deep breath and count to 10, maybe even count to 100. This is a rarely used logging option and there’s more math involved. Use this option if the geocache has many DNF’s and “Needs Maintenance” logs without a “Found it” log.Log Type Bonus Round! There are 2 more log types for Event Caches. An Event Cache allows you to meet your local geocaching community, swap stories, trade tips and plan geocaching outings. The latest evolution of the geocache details page serves up a new big button labeled “Log your visit.” And with big buttons comes big responsibility. With one click, you’ll uncover 5 different log types. Here’s a quick field-guide to help you navigate to the best option.Leaving the correct log type is all part of the geocaching experience. If you aren’t sure if you should leave a DNF or a Needs Maintenance, or you need help deciding if you should use the powerful Needs Archived option, try just leaving a note. Geocachers who have that geocache on their watchlist will see your note and will most likely be happy to help you out. Share with your Friends:More Will Attend – It’s our version of RSVP’ing. This lets the event organizer know you’re planning on adding your wit, charm and presence to the event. Attended – This is the “Found it” for events. You earn a smiley and an opportunity to leave a log with a great big ol’ ‘Thank You’ for the event organizers, as well as stories from the event. Didn’t find it (aka: DNF) – We all have these days. This is a really important option. It alerts other geocachers that this geocache might be more difficult than first thought or might not even be there. If you leave a detailed note they’ll know the whole story, like if there’s evidence of a critter making off with the geocache or too many muggles in the area to make the find. A DNF is a badge of honor and it’s easy to go back and          turn a DNF into a “Found it.” SharePrint RelatedMystery at the Museum FAQJune 25, 2019In “News”Geocaching Etiquette 201: Finding and LoggingJune 14, 2019In “Community”9 Tips for responsible cache maintenanceJune 6, 2017In “Learn”last_img read more

first_imgBattered and bruised in what has been an abysmal tour, a demoralised India go into the five-match ODI series against England in Chester-le-Street on Saturday with repeated batting collapses and a toothless bowling attack continuing to haunt them.Coming into the series as world’s number one Test team and ODI world champions, India have had a nightmarish English summer so far.After the 0-4 pounding in the Test series, India lost the lone Twenty20 game against England by six wickets at Manchester on Wednesday and things don’t look too bright ahead of the ODI series. And looking at England’s ruthless form and India’s misery, it would prove to be a Herculean task for Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men to get the better of the motivated home team.A 5-0 sweep in the ODI series would take England to the number three spot in the ICC rankings behind Australia and Sri Lanka and push India, presently number three, to the fifth position.Besides, the upcoming series would also give England an opportunity to avenge their 1-5 and 0-5 drubbing at the hands of India on two previous visits to the sub-continent.To add to their agony, the Indians have been done in by a spate of injuries to key players since stepping on English soil. India will be without the services of Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh in the ODI series after they were ruled out due to injuries.While Zaheer Khan’s tour ended before it started, Yuvraj, Sehwag and Harbhajan followed suit with Gambhir being the latest casualty. But despite these injuries, the Indians still have a formidable batting line up with the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Dhoni and new entrant Ajinkya Rahane up their ranks.advertisementWhile Tendulkar would be eagerly waiting to reach his much-anticipated 100th international century, Dravid would like to leave his mark in the final ODI series of his career as he has already announced retirement from limited overs cricket after the England tour.Going into the match, the main concern for Dhoni would be his toothless bowling attack which has so far failed to extract assistance from the favourable English pitches.Except for Praveen Kumar, who can pose a challenge upfront, and Munaf Patel, who is skillful at the death, the rest of the Indian attack looks ordinary.Besides, the absence of a proper fifth bowler is a huge worry for India with the likes of Kohli, Raina and Rohit expected to do the job. They can be cannon fodder to the likes of Alastair Cook and Ian Bell, who had a double century each in the Test series, and would be back to torment India.If that is not enough, England’s middleorder mainstay Jonathan Trott is also back in the fray in a format in which he averages 53.04.The steady top-order is backed by a gamut of power hitters – Eoin Morgan, Tim Bresnan, Samit Patel, Graeme Swann and Stuart Broad.On the bowling front, England’s already strong attack will be further bolstered by the return of James Anderson. Considering the all-round capabilities of his team, Cook could go into the match with five frontline bowlers – the pace quartet of Tim Bresnan, Jade Dernbach, Stuart Broad and Anderson backed by off-spinner Graeme Swann, who presently is world’s best ODI bowler.Injuryravaged visitors take on England in the five- match oneday series after losing all four Test matches and the one-off T20 game.last_img read more

first_imgHIGH STAKES: Jagmohan Dalmiya (left) with Prafulla Kumar Mahanta (centre) and A.C. Muthiah after his electionA couple of days before the September 29 annual general meeting (AGM) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), its president A.C. Muthiah hosted a dinner in Delhi. When 17 of the,HIGH STAKES: Jagmohan Dalmiya (left) with Prafulla Kumar Mahanta (centre) and A.C. Muthiah after his electionA couple of days before the September 29 annual general meeting (AGM) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), its president A.C. Muthiah hosted a dinner in Delhi. When 17 of the board’s 30 members with voting rights turned up, it appeared Muthiah was well on his way to securing another two-year term.But Jagmohan Dalmiya, his rival for the president’s post, was not impressed. “Everyone attending the dinner need not vote for him,” said Dalmiya, former president of the International Cricket Council (ICC) with curious optimism. “I am confident of winning.” Two days later, Dalmiya showed he wasn’t just waffling. It was Dalmiya who walked away with 17 votes, leaving Muthiah with just 13. Angry members of the defeated faction alleged that the rival group spent crores of rupees to “buy votes”.That may not have been an exaggeration. For instance, Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, BCCI member and former Assam chief minister, had no plans to attend the AGM. But on the eve of the meeting, he was flown to Chennai. But there was some consolation for the Muthiah faction: its representative Niranjan Shah from Saurashtra defeated the garrulous Jaywant Lele for the secretary’s post. Which means that Dalmiya may not be able to ride roughshod over the board.BCCI elections have always been closely fought affairs, but never have they been as bitter as now. And not without reason. The BCCI is the richest sports body in India, its profits continuing to rise even though the game was tarnished by match-fixing and TV rights controversies. Last year, its total assets stood at Rs 201.84 crore; net profit rose to Rs 37.99 crore in 2000-1 from Rs 26.12 crore the previous year. advertisementI took tough decisions during a difficult period. I hope my successor will do the same.A.C. MUTHIAH Former President, BCCI It is a challenging responsibility to arrest the slide in Indian cricket. I will do my best.JAGMOHAN DALMIYA President, BCCIA lot of bitter wrangling was expected at the AGM. The manner in which the meeting was conducted points to the increasing role of money and manipulation in the highest controlling authority of cricket in the country and the results will have a far-reaching impact on the game in India.The change of guard also assumes significance as it comes after a tenure that dealt with the worst period which the game has been through in India and across the world.Dalmiya may have taken charge of the BCCI but it is unlikely that he will have absolute control. For one, he is already under scrutiny by investigative agencies for his role in the mini-World Cup telecast rights case in which the national broadcaster Doordarshan is said to have lost heavily.Unlike other sports bodies, the BCCI does not need government dole for its survival. Yet the two have recently clashed over a host of issues, including the Indian team’s tours to Pakistan and Sharjah.It is perhaps no coincidence that among the first to celebrate Dalmiya’s victory were cricket administrators in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sharjah, perhaps in anticipation of impending money-spinning tours. A shrewd businessman, Dalmiya knows that any Indian tour is lucrative, for the BCCI and for cricket authorities in the three countries.But a senior Home Ministry official says that the tours might not happen too soon. “Why should we let our team play in a country where Indian women cannot wear saris?” he asks, referring to the recent diktat of the authorities in Sharjah barring women from wearing saris on the grounds that exposing the navel was obscene.For the time being at least, offshore cricket is out. Dalmiya will have to rely on conventional methods and cricket centres for raising money for the BCCI.last_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsMore people are speaking out about the uncomfortable connections between religion and food banks.On Tuesday, APTN had the story of a Winnipeg man, who’s been turned away from a food bank, after raising concerns about their so-called “volunteer life program” that contains lifestyle expectations that volunteers are expected to follow.APTN’s Dennis Ward now reports others are coming forward to say they’ve also felt religion was forced upon them when all they really wanted was food for their family.last_img

first_imgPaul Tuccaro, Amber’s brother read from the report.“In effect approximately one month passed without any effort being made at the detachment level to investigate Ms. Tuccaro’s disappearance.”The family has waited four years for a response.“What choice did we have?” asked Paul Tuccaro when asked if it the wait was acceptable.Click here for more on Amber TuccaroIn August of 2012, two years after she went missing, the RCMP’s Project KARE investigators held a news conference and released the cell phone recording of Tuccaro and an unknown male.Between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tuccaro got into a vehicle driven by the unknown man. While she was in the vehicle someone phoned Tuccaro who was overheard asking the unknown man where they were going.“Where are we by?” says Tuccaro.“We’re just heading south of Beaumont or north of Beaumont.”“You better not take, you better not be taking me anywhere I don’t wanna go. I wanna go into the city. Okay?” she says.She keeps asking him where they are driving to.The man claims they’re going to “East” 50th St.Then Tuccaro appears to ask what they’re driving on and the man says “gravel.”The conversation ends.The call is approximately 17 minutes long.In November of 2017, Paul Tuccaro was the first to testify at the National Inquiry for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls hearings in Edmonton.He spent most of his testimony laying out his complaints about how the RCMP handled the case.The Tuccaro family says they are looking at all legal options [email protected]@HollyMooreaptn Holly MooreAPTN NewsA long awaited response to a complaint filed by the family of Amber Tuccaro has found “deficiencies” in the RCMP investigation into her murder.Tuccaro’s family held a news conference in Edmonton Alta., Wednesday to reveal some of the details found in the 120 page report released to them by the RCMP Civilian Review and Complaints Commission.The 20-year-old Mikisew Cree First Nation mother of one was last seen in August 2010 after leaving a Nisku, Alta. motel room. Her skull was found two years later in rural Leduc country, 35 km south of Edmonton.last_img read more