first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I was digging in one of my fields this weekend and see we are dry. Not parched dry like we were back in September and October but dry enough that at two plus feet deep, there was no pooling water. In fact soil conditions are good enough to plant, except that Christmas is next week and I live in central Ohio.With conditions this dry we could still apply manure, spray a fall herbicide on winter annuals, and apply and incorporate fertilizer or lime. Folks tell me tile is going in very well.Certainly we had planting delays due to excessive moisture for the third year in a row, but no harvest problems at all for a change. I use the CoCoRaHS network to record and track my rainfall amounts. Over the years I have watched 3-4 stations regularly to see what they get. This table below has the rainfall amounts in inches from April 1st to mid-October for the years 2011 to 2015. County20152014201320122011Union26.1624.6224.8919.3230.05Defiance28.8223.5025.1613.0133.48Shelby30.8326.0232.0424.1128.48 Thanks to the fact that we live and farm in Ohio we (mostly) get that needed 22 to 25 inches of water needed to grow corn. Several people I have talked to said this was one of their best crops, ever. Others say it was one of the worst… so rainfall amount doesn’t always tell the whole tale. It is the distribution that matters.To look over rainfall data for this year in your neighborhood, or to join and record your weather events see: read more

first_imgA task force has been constituted in Odisha’s Koraput district to check the practice of child marriage, common among the tribal communities in the region, a senior official said. Against a state average of 21.3% and a national average of 26.8%, the annual rate of child marriage in the district is 34.7%. Child marriage is the main reason for high rates of infant mortality, maternal mortality and malnutrition, Koraput Collector Madhusudan Mishra said.“The rate of child marriage in Koraput is higher than the state and the national average. This is a matter of concern,” he stated. Noting that the task force comprises officials from 21 departments, including health, education, social welfare and police, Mr. Mishra said a massive awareness programme against the social menace will be launched in the district soon.“As school dropout often contributes to child marriage, the education department will create a database of the dropouts and provide life skills to them,” he said. The administration will also take help of community radio service Dhimsa, run by a voluntary organisation SOVA, to broadcast programmes on child marriage in tribal language.“All child development protection officers (CDPOs) and anganwadi workers have been told to stay vigilant to check the illegal practice in their respective areas. The CDPOs must act as child marriage prohibition officers,” he added. Official sources said the administration has been able to stop at least 24 child marriages in the district over the past two years.“Most child marriages go unreported. Whenever we get complaints, we intervene with the help of police and counsel parents to send their children to school,” said Rajshree Das, a district child protection officer.last_img read more

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games What ‘missteps’? Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend View comments “In Lionel Messi’s case, he’s widely accepted by the people at all levels,” said Diego Manso, a local private security consultant.“All the same, the security systems will never overlook the probability of a lot of people wanting to approach him, wanting to touch him, take photos with him, from their risk analysis.”Messi and Roccuzzo live in Barcelona where he plays, but still return regularly to Rosario on holiday.The couple had their two children baptized there last year: Thiago, 4 and one-year-old Mateo, both born in Barcelona.“It’s no surprise that he is coming back here to get married,” one of the wedding guests, the player’s old school friend Diego Vallejos, told AFP.“He is an ordinary person who just wants to be near his family and friends. He is a humble person. Money has not changed his personality.”Messi and Roccuzzo met as children. He moved to Spain when he was 13 to join FC Barcelona. But they kept in touch.“They are the love of each other’s lives,” says Vallejos. The designer has dressed stars such as actresses Eva Longoria and Sofia Vergara as well as Spain’s Queen Letizia.From 2200 GMT the guests will pack into the Hotel City-Center Casino, which stands right next to a crime-ridden slum run by drug gangs.“Messi’s wedding accentuates the sense of inequality that is symbolized by the casino in that neighborhood,” said Carlos del Frade, author of several books on the drug trade in Rosario.This city of 1.2 million people is also a cradle of footballing talent, however.“Rosario lives and breathes football. That is another reason Lionel feels so comfortable here,” the city’s mayor, Monica Fein, told AFP.ADVERTISEMENT “I think he is excited that through his wedding his friends (from abroad) will be able to get to know the city he loves so much.”Local delicaciesThe civil wedding ceremony and party will all take place inside the venue, and the guests will be lodged there too.Messi, 30 — considered a man of few words — has reportedly asked chefs to cook local delicacies such as “locro” stew and “empanada” pasties for the feast.The star dish is a typical Argentine beef roast including chitterlings, gizzards and kidneys.Uruguayan pop bands Rombai and Marama plus singer Karina, wife of Argentina footballer Sergio Aguero, will perform at the dance.It is not known whether the guests will also get a song from Shakira, the Colombian diva famous for “Whenever, Wherever.”Tight security and media scrumSome 155 journalists have been accredited to cover the bash, but have been warned they will have no access to the guests.Security will be handled by a private team of Israeli specialists used by Messi for all his excursions. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Riveracenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena MLB umpire Tumpane rescues woman on bridge China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (C), his wife Antonella Roccuzzo and sons pose with the trophy at the end of the Spanish Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) final football match FC Barcelona vs Deportivo Alaves at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on May 27, 2017. Barcelona won 3-1. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANOFootball and showbiz stars gather in northern Argentina on Friday for Latin America’s celebrity wedding bash of the decade when Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi marries his childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo.Pop star Shakira and her husband, Messi’s teammate Gerard Pique, are expected among the 260 guests, according to media and locals close to the event.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ They will join old friends of the couple and footballers such as his Barcelona strike partners Luis Suarez and Neymar.The party at a casino in his hometown Rosario will be a respite for the player from his legal woes. A Spanish court last month rejected his appeal against a conviction for tax fraud.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAll-star guest listBrunette bride Roccuzzo, 29, will wear a dress by Spanish designer Rosa Clara, which has been flown over from Barcelona. Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Gameslast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona midfielder Busquets relieved with Slavia Prague winby Carlos Volcano2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets admitted relief after their Champions League win over Slavia Prague.Busquets admitted they were made to suffer in the Czech capital. “It’s an important victory,” Busquets said after the win. “We knew we had back-to-back games coming up against them (in Europe) and winning away is always important. It’s really complicated and even group. These three points give us an advantage at the top and we hope to be able to take advantage of that at home in the next game. “(The final minutes) were difficult. We knew they would take risks, put lots of players forward and if we didn’t press it was going to be tough. We had chances but we also suffered quite a bit. They had the game lost and were throwing bodies forward. We had the numbers on the break but we suffered until the end.” On the missed chances, he said: “Sometimes the ball doesn’t want to go in. Our second goal wasn’t the best but it still counts. We have to keep on going.” And on Lionel Messi, who scored the opener, Busquets added: “He’s had a tough start to the season because of injuries. He’s fundamental to the way we play and a lot goes through him. He’s getting his rhythm back but it won’t take him long because he’s the best in the world.” last_img read more

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes Douglas Luiz has real potential and that he is excited by it.Luiz is currently in the United States as part of City’s squad for the pre-season tour.He was also featured in the debut International Champions Cup game against Borussia Dortmund at Soldier Field in Chicago. However, he was not in Wednesday night’s clash with Liverpool as a result of an injury.Guardiola believes the injury was not serious, adding he has been impressed with the youngster so far.“He has potential – real potential,” Guardiola told press as quoted in Man City.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“He’s physically strong and he wants to learn. It was a good experience but he didn’t play regularly in Girona.“I knew him very well from Brazil and he has trained with us for ten days.“He was in the first game. In the second game, he had a little problem in his ligament and that’s why he didn’t play.“I don’t know (if he will play against Bayern Munich). Hopefully, he can play and we’ll see what will happen at the end of this month.”last_img read more

first_imgFormer Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien insists Ruben Loftus-Cheek should remain and fight for his future at the clubThe 22-year-old’s impressive loan spell at Crystal Palace last season earned him a call-up to the England World Cup squad.Loftus-Cheek then embarked on a superb campaign at Russia, where he featured prominently as the England squad reached the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time since 1990.Back at Stamford Bridge, however, Loftus-Cheek has fallen further down the pecking order under new coach Maurizio Sarri.New signings Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic along with the in-form Ross Barkley have all been favoured over Loftus-Cheek this season at Chelsea, who has made just two substitute appearances in the Premier League.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.But Essien believes that now is not the time for Loftus-Cheek to give up on his Chelsea career.“He has to stay,” Essien told the Evening Standard. “When you play for a club like Chelsea, you know the competition will always be there and you have to work hard to win your position.“They have many midfielders but it’s all down to him. He’s such a good boy and he works hard.“Maybe he might want to play more first-team football and games, but he has to stay and work hard. And you never know – football changes very quickly and he might get his chance.”Although former England boss Sam Allardyce believes Loftus-Cheek must seek a permanent move away from Chelsea in January.last_img read more

center_img Alaska’s Department of Oil and Gas revenue and production forecast, oil prices are expected to remain low for at least the next decade. However, Alaska got some good news in late 2017: oil production is rising. Moriarty: “Now we need more investment in Alaska, we aren’t going to have production without investment. Fortunately, we do have some companies that have been investing, they’ve made some new discoveries and want to move forward with these projects. But, we need to have stable tax and permitting policies to make sure it moves forward.”last_img