first_imgON-TRACK CROWD OF 27,821 BRAVES LIGHT RAIN AS SANTA ANITA DERBY IS RUN FOR 79TH TIME ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Exaggerator finally confirmed the belief trainer Keith Desormeaux had all along in his 3-year-old colt.Making an impressive move on a sloppy track in taking the lead in the upper stretch, Exaggerator won the $1 million Santa Anita Derby by 6 1/4 lengths Saturday, beating 7-5 favorite Mor Spirit in their final showdown before the Kentucky Derby next month.“For me, this is like a dream,” Desormeaux said. “The (Kentucky) Derby is what everybody in this business dreams of.”Desormeaux has his younger brother, Kent, along for the ride. Kent piloted Exaggerator over 1 1/8 miles in 1:49.66 after they were next-to-last early on in the eight-horse field.“I don’t think it has soaked in yet, I’m pretty much in shock,” Kent Desormeaux said. “He was the fourth horse that I rode in the mud and the others felt like they had ice skates on. Exaggerator felt like he had track shoes on. He really liked the going and that was part of his incredible effort. He enjoyed the mud.”Exaggerator paid $8.80, $3.60 and $2.80 at 3-1 odds.Trained by Bob Baffert, Mor Spirit returned $2.80 and $2.40. Uncle Lino was another 2 1/4 lengths back in third and paid $5 to show.“We got hit by the first wave of water and mud going into the first turn,” Gary Stevens said of Mor Spirit. “He slipped with me and started lunging.”Danzing Candy, who had led going into the clubhouse turn, finished fourth as the 8-5 second choice under Mike Smith.“I felt like I was on roller skates out there,” Smith said. “He just didn’t grab hold of it the way we hoped.”Exaggerator made a similar bold move on the far turn in the San Felipe on March 12, only to finish third by 2 3/4 lengths to winner Danzing Candy and runner-up Mor Spirit. Keith Desormeaux wasn’t sure why his colt was unable to finish.“We had a good pace in the San Felipe, but not a really fast pace,” he said. “Today we had a great pace scenario and he took full advantage.”Exaggerator earned 100 points to move into third place in qualifying for the May 7 Derby. Mor Spirit earned 40 points and is in seventh place. Uncle Lino received 20 points, but is in 22nd place and not currently in the Derby field, which has a 20-horse limit. Danzing Candy earned 10 points and is ninth.Exaggerator swerved coming away from the starting gate while Danzing Candy sped to the lead. Exaggerator entered the stretch three-wide and circled the field in taking the lead before drifting to the inside, where Desormeaux went to a left-handed whip in drawing clear.“He was ultra-confident,” Kent Desormeaux said. “He’s so mature and he walked to the gate like an old pony.”It was Kent Desormeaux’s second career Derby win, and first since Free House in 1997. His brother won the race for the first time.Diplodocus was fifth, followed by Denman’s Call, Smokey Image and Iron Rob. Rare Candy and Dressed in Hermes were scratched.Heavy rain fell early in the day, with fog mostly obscuring the San Gabriel Mountains, creating just the fifth off-track in the race’s 79-year history and the first since Point Given also won in the slop in 2001. The weather affected attendance, with 27,821 on hand.Earlier in the day, Keith Desormeaux scratched Texas Red, who was set to make his 4-year-old debut on turf in the Thunder Road Stakes. The colt hasn’t raced since finishing fifth in the Travers Stakes last summer. He won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in 2014, but got injured and was unable to run in last year’s Triple Crown races.“I’m just going to pray that unlike Texas Red we make it there,” Kent Desormeaux said.In other stakes:— Songbird improved to 7-0 in her career with a 3 3/4-length victory in the $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks for 3-year-old fillies. Ridden by Mike Smith, Songbird ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.14 and paid $2.20 to win as the overwhelming 1-9 favorite. A whopping $751,734 was bet to show on Songbird, triggering a minus show pool of $138,844, that was lost by national wagering entities. Smith’s red-and-white silks didn’t have a drop of mud on them with Songbird leading all the way in the Grade 1 race. Mokat was second and She’s a Warrior third.Songbird is headed to next month’s $1 million Kentucky Oaks.“If it doesn’t make an owner smile the way she’s been running, maybe you should try another business,” owner Rick Porter said. “It’s so fun to watch.”— Tough It Out won the $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes by 4 1/2 lengths under Joe Talamo. The 3-year-old gelding ran 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:17.60 and paid $12.20 to win.— Pacific Heat won the $200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes by 1 1/4 lengths under Flavien Prat. The 3-year-old filly ran 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:17.38 and paid $4.40 to win as the 6-5 favorite.— Decked Out won the $150,000 Providencia Stakes by 2 3/4 lengths for the Desormeaux brothers. Decked Out ran 1 1/8 miles on a turf course listed as good in 1:52.72 and paid $8.60 to win the Grade 3 race.— Kent Desormeaux won his third stakes on the card with What a View, who won the $100,000 Thunder Road by a length. Trained by Kenneth Black, the 5-year-old dark bay ran a mile on turf in 1:39.01 and paid $3.80 to win as the 4-5 favorite in the Grade 3 race.Sunday is closing day at Santa Anita, as the track’s 63-day Winter Meet, which began on Dec. 26, draws to a conclusion with an 11-race program. First post time on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. and admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

Alab-PH back on track

first_imgSan Miguel Alab Pilipinas returned to its winning ways at the expense of fierce rival, Singapore Slingers, 80-70, at OCBC Arena on Sunday night to close in on the top seeding heading into the playoffs of ABL Season 9.Renaldo Balkman finished with 28 points, eight rebounds and six assists, but it was 7-foot-3 PJ Ramos who keyed the third quarter spurt that allowed the defending champions to pull away for their 17th win in 21 games.ADVERTISEMENT Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Proud with eyes wide open MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ramos finished with 22 points and a game-high 17 rebounds. —CEDELF P. TUPASFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historycenter_img Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

APNU+AFC Administration has become a cautionary tale

first_imgDear Editor,It could not have escaped attention that I have been critical of the APNU+AFC’s administration from almost the inception; after reading PNC Chairwoman Volda Lawrence’s recent statements, I took the weekend to examine my own writings for signs that I may be displaying unconscious bias based on my ethnicity. What I was looking for, was empirical evidence of bias; suffice to say that I am satisfied to say my writings are based on logic and my penchant for pragmatism. Interestingly, what I found as a by-product of this introspective was that the APNU+AFC relies on anecdotal evidence for its formation of policy and actions, this approach would seem to be the reason for their characteristically incomprehensible decisions.Editor, I will offer a few examples to support my theory expressed above: In one of its first acts, APNU/AFC granted its top brass a hefty 50 per cent salary increase, the reason given by Minister of the Presidency Joseph Harmon was that this was done to avoid corrupt practices by Ministers of Government. What was absent in his explanation was empirical evidence that this was true. In fact, numerous studies have shown the opposite to be true; “Rather than decrease petty corruption, the salary policy significantly increased the police efforts to collect bribes” (Foltz, J and Opoku-Agyemang K 2015). Logic would dictate that corruption is a character flaw not driven by economics; personal integrity is the solution to greed, not higher salaries. The introduction of a 2am curfew ostensibly “in the interest of citizens’ security and safety with the aim of suppressing criminal and other offences.” (MPS) was done without release of a single study or statistic to support the reasoning; three years on, and no evidence has been provided for or against the policy, instead we are told it has “support from women’s groups, religious groups and a number of other organisations”. In presenting a $300.7 billion budget for 2019, one that is double the amount of the largest PPP Administration budget, Minister Jordan made an assumption of increased 9 per cent revenue collection to predict a deficit of $42 billion. Editor, the tax base has shrunk by loss of 30,000 jobs so far under the APNU+AFC Administration, and every single growth prediction by Jordan has failed to materialise to date. Based on this I would suggest the evidence points to an even larger deficit, we cannot plan for our nation’s future well-being by way of political rhetoric. Editor, we examine election results by every imaginable voter demographic, have we ever done the same for the taxpayer? Is it not time we examine who pays for the follies of these ever increasing ‘Good Life’ budgets?Editor, the APNU+AFC Administration has become a cautionary tale, critical for all Guyanese; that while on opposition benches in parliament , MP’s should be doing the work of critical oversight of Government policy, action and expenditure, and in so doing learn the business of Government and Administration; APNU+AFC squandered their time on those benches, choosing instead to make outlandish claims and wild accusations; given the opportunity to govern, they were bereft of a sensible basis for policy and action, the haphazard unscientific approach to governance is a direct result of the success they had with their loud lies, they never learned the difference of politics and policy. Monies spent on Commissions of Inquiry would have been better allocated to a scientific study for solutions to our problems.Respectfully,Robin Singhlast_img read more

Long breaks fastest goal record as Gray snatches late point for Watford

first_img0Shares0000Southampton striker Shane Long scored the fastest goal in Premier League history © AFP / Glyn KIRKWATFORD, United Kingdom, Apr 23 – Southampton striker Shane Long scored the fastest goal in Premier League history on Tuesday after netting just 7.69 seconds into his side’s 1-1 draw at Watford, who snatched a point thanks to Andre Gray’s late equaliser.Long’s record-breaking goal came immediately after the kick-off when he blocked a clearance from Watford defender Craig Cathcart, allowing the Republic of Ireland international to dink a cool finish over Ben Foster. The 32-year-old’s effort surpassed the previous fastest Premier League goal, scored by Tottenham defender Ledley King in 9.9 seconds against Bradford in December 2000.“It’s a record, is it?” Long told Sky Sports News with a grin after the game.“Straight from the kick-off we wanted to put them under pressure. 99 times out of a hundred you block it and it doesn’t work but this time it did.”Long’s historic goal, just his fourth this season, didn’t prove to be the winner at Vicarage Road after Gray’s 90th minute equaliser for the FA Cup finalists but nonetheless moved them six points from the relegation zone with three matches remaining.“It’s nice to have a record like that, but it would have been nicer if it was the winning goal,” Long added.King was watching Tottenham’s game against Brighton on Tuesday when he discovered that his 19-year record had been broken.After King’s goal, the next fastest strike in Premier League history was scored by Alan Shearer after 10.52 seconds for Newcastle against Manchester City in 2003.Christian Eriksen scored after 10.54 seconds for Tottenham against Manchester United last season.– Lethal Long –The strains of Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’ had barely finished booming over the loudspeakers when Long gave Southampton lift-off.The goal actually came from Watford’s kick-off as Roberto Pereyra played the ball from the centre-circle back to Cathcart some 40 yards from his own goal.As the centre-back attempted to clear up field, Long charged it down and raced through before lifting in his landmark goal.The Saints could have scored more with Nathan Redmond and Ryan Bertrand both hitting the woodwork.Redmond was also denied by a good save from Foster and Long headed two other presentable chances off target.Watford dominated after the break and Abdoulaye Doucoure attempted to convert a cross from Kiko Femenia but could only bundle the ball into Angus Gunn’s arms.Christian Kabasele felt he should have been awarded a penalty after a shove by Long in the area, but referee Mike Dean thought otherwise.Southampton could not hang on and Gray swept home from close range to lift Watford up to seventh and keep Hasenhuttl’s men looking over their shoulders a little longer.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

It’s official: Bush bolting for NFL

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita But the shocker is Matua’s expected departure, because his draft stock is highly debatable. He never asked the NFL for an evaluation, so no one knows where he would end up in the draft. Matua is expected to meet with USC coaches today. His decision caught the coaching staff off-guard, because he was expected to return for his senior season. “I’m sick and tired of explaining to players you cannot trust somebody putting their hand deep in your pocket,” said offensive line coach Pat Ruel, referring to agents. “Trust the people that care about you like your family.” Ruel ejected several agents hanging around the Heritage Hall lobby before Bush’s press conference. For those keeping score, USC lost Bush and tailback LenDale White in two days. The duo concluded their senior year by setting an NCAA record for most yards gained in a single season (3,042). The old mark of 2,997 was set by Oklahoma State’s Barry Sanders and Gerald Hudson in 1988. USC coach Pete Carroll knew for weeks Bush would leave, but he now faces an unexpectedly hectic weekend. Offensive tackle Winston Justice said he will announce today he will turn pro while safety Darnell Bing remained undecided but was leaning toward entering the draft, according to sources. “He’s 50-50 right now,” secondary coach Greg Burns said. “Now, ‘Thunder and Lightning’ are gone from USC,” Bush said. And the Trojans are waiting for official announcements from Justice, Bing and Matua. There was one bit of good news for the Trojans. As expected, wide receiver Steve Smith officially announced he would return for his senior season. Bush is expected to be selected by the Houston Texans with the No. 1 pick. “If you have a Reggie Bush, he’s an explosive player,” said Texans general manager Charley Casserly. “Hands on the ball, he can score any time he gets it. He can be a runner, he can be a receiver, he can be a returner and he could be a decoy if you will. “All we can say is that what has happened here with Reggie Bush and (Texas quarterback) Vince Young declaring, with the addition of Matt Leinart among other players, is that you have a real strong top of the draft. It means we’re going to get a real good player if we keep the pick, and if we trade the pick, we’ve got certainly a very valuable commodity to trade.” Bush said he didn’t care if the Texans drafted him. “I was going to make my decision on what was best for me,” Bush said. “Not the draft position.” Bush acknowledged there are doubts about his size and whether he can be an every-down player in the NFL. “There are all those questions: Are you big enough, strong enough, fast enough, tough enough?” Bush said. “I’ll have to position myself to have an impact right away, and that will take a lot of hard work. “I’ll be excited to show any critics that I can be an every-down back.” Carroll had no doubts Bush would succeed in the NFL. “He’ll take that talent and wow them there, as a runner, as a receiver, and as a returner,” Carroll said. “Now the Reggie Bush Show goes to Sundays and I can’t wait to watch him there.” Bieniemy interviews UCLA running backs coach and recruiting coordinator Eric Bieniemy interviewed to become the Minnesota Vikings running backs coach on Wednesday. On Thursday, the Vikings named four more assistant coaches but Bieniemy was not among them. Bieniemy is the only person believed to have interviewed for the running backs position. New Vikings coach Brad Childress, a friend of Bieniemy’s, has worked quickly to assemble a staff. UCLA note from staff writer Jill Painter. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img USC tailback Reggie Bush’s announcement to turn pro lacked so much suspense Thursday, it figured the day needed a twist. And it came when sources said offensive lineman Fred Matua planned to announce Saturday he would leave for the NFL. Bush, perhaps the most-exciting player in USC history, surprised no one with his announcement, but there was so much interest the university locked the doors to Heritage Hall to keep out autograph seekers. “It’s a sad time and at the same time, it’s a happy time,” Bush said. “I did think about shocking everyone (and staying) but obviously I didn’t. I was more nervous today than winning the Heisman Trophy.” last_img read more


first_imgThe golfers at Otway are scrambling for Turkey’s every week as Christmas approaches.Otway Golf NewsIn week three of the weekly turkey scramble, the cream rose to the top in testing conditions in Otway, on a day when the wee course bared it’s teeth, club captain Martin Duffy led his team to victory.Helping Martin out in the task of avoiding bogies, and notching up the winning score of five under par was the in-form single handicapper Damian Gallagher and club Pro Martin O’Reilly. Martin Duffy has joined Dan Canning in winning two out of the first three weeks, and both can relax in the knowledge that there will be nobody leaving the table hungry this Christmas.Next week the clocks will be moving forward and so will the tee time for the scrambles, so next Sunday names should be in to the clubhouse by 11.45 for a 12 sharp tee off, tel 9158319.GOLF NEWS: THEY’RE SCRAMBLING FOR TURKEYS EVERY WEEK AT OTWAY! was last modified: October 20th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:golfNoticesOtwaySportlast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL Ladies will finally open their Tesco National League Division 2 campaign in Newry this Sunday when they travel to take on Down.There was disappointment in the Donegal camp last weekend when ice and snow forced the postponement of the clash with Armagh in Glenfinn.But with calm and clear conditions forecast for Sunday, the clash with Down looks certain to go ahead at the excellent Abbey Grammar School pitches. Manager Davy McLaughlin and his squad have been working hard behind the scenes through the winter ready for this campaign.He and his coaching team have trawled through every club from Senior to Junior for players for this year’s panel.Aoife McDonnell and Niamh Hegarty, who have both returned from Australia, are named in the starting 15 and another emigrant – Yvonne McMonagle – will be back in Donegal later in the Spring.Sunday’s game throws in at 2pm and as always the Ladies are hoping for a good travelling support. Down lost heavily to Westmeath last time out.Donegal manager Davy McLaughlin told us: “The girls have worked very hard for the past few months; the sort of work no-one sees with regular gym sessions and outdoor sessions.“We are looking forward to the game with Down after the postponement of the Armagh game. Down will be looking to bounce back after the Westmeath match so we have to be wary. But we are ready and raring to go.”Elsewhere the Donegal U14 Girls travel to Sligo for a challenge game at St Mary’s GAA club in Sligo Town. Throw-in there is at noon tomorrow (Saturday).Laura Gallagher; Rose Boyle, Emer Gallagher, Nicole McLaughlin; Ciara Hegarty, Gemma Glackin, Deirdre Foley; Katie Herron (c), Aoife McDonnell; Karen Guthrie, Niamh Hegarty, Eilish Ward; Niamh McLaughlin, Amber Barrett, Roisin Curran. DONEGAL LADIES TRAVEL TO NEWRY FOR LEAGUE OPENER AGAINST DOWN was last modified: February 6th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegal ladiesDownlast_img read more

Kevon Looney to miss at least two more weeks with nerve-related issue

first_imgHOUSTON — Warriors center Kevon Looney will miss at least two more weeks with a neuropathic condition that has complicated his return from a strained right hamstring, the team announced Wednesday.Looney, who has missed the last six games due to nerve-related symptoms, recently met with specialists to decide on a treatment plan.“Following the tests, we are hopeful and encouraged that the treatment plan prescribed for him will allow Kevon to return to action in the near future,” the team said …last_img

The 2019 Ohio Crop Tour – I-75 Leg – Day 1

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Click on images for a closer lookVan Wert CountyCorn: This corn was planted June 4. It was pollinating. There were quite a few double ears and one plant with 4 ears. We saw some gray leaf spot. There was no insect pressure. The yield was 183 bushels. This was further along than most of the corn we’ve seen. They got most of their intended corn acres planted.Soybeans: It looked like about 140,000 population. There was a rye cover crop in these beans after beans. There were some uneven spots in the 18-inch canopy. There were very few disease issues with a little frogeye and Septoria. This was the lowest insect feeding we have seen. The yield is maybe 40 or 45, which is among the better beans we’ve seen today.Paulding CountyCorn: The farmer made a late herbicide application that really cleaned up the field. The corn followed double-crop soybeans. It was just starting pollination. It was planted June 3 and the farm only got 10% of the intended corn acres planted. The yield estimate is at 195, but that is only potential yield because this fields needs much more growing season to get to blacklayer. The population was 32,000 with a drop of 40+ which shows some early stress.Soybeans: The non-GMO beans were planted June 10 and were at R3. They were very clean. Canopy was at 18 to 20 inches. The distance between nodes was 1.5 inches. There was a little bacterial spot, but very limited. We did see some sudden death syndrome in there. There were 4 to 5 pods per plant and possibly 10 more. The population was at 150,000. It is a good field, just really far behind.Defiance CountyCorn: This corn was planted on June 23 and at about the V10 growth stage. There was no disease pressure, no N deficiency, and no insects. It has a 26,000 population. There was a little bit of rust. There were no ears to sample. This was planted for silage corn, as was the vast majority of corn in the county. There were many prevented planting fields as well.Soybeans: They were drilled 7-inch rows and got recent rains. There was a population of 130,000 to 140,000. The canopy was at 20 inches. There was low insect pressure. They were only at R2 with much potential, but need good conditions going forward. The farmer got 39% of the intended soybeans planted.Williams CountyCorn: This was a nice, healthy field with plenty of N. There were many double ears with some grey leaf spot. It was still pollinating with a yield estimate of 160 bushels. It was planted on June 7 and they only were able to plant about 20% of their corn acres. There was one plant with 5 ears in the middle of the field.Soybeans: The beans were drilled June 7. They were very bushy and they just got a nice rain. The canopy height was 31 inches and some of the tallest we have seen. There was 2.5 inches between nodes. We saw some leaf feeding. Some had 2 or 3 pods per node with potential for many more, but these beans have plenty of growing season left to go.Fulton CountyCorn: This field was planted May 15 and was by far the earliest planted we have seen. We found some hail damage and northern corn leaf blight. There was some insect feeding on a couple of ears and that made for inconsistent ears. Because of that inconsistency, we thought the yield potential was 183 bushels for the 108-day corn. Less than 20% of their intended corn acres were planted.Soybeans: This was a nice looking field of beans with a population of 140,000. The canopy height was a bit uneven and it is a 3.7 maturity planted on June 11, so it has a long way to go. The canopy height was 24 inches with 2 to 3 inches between nodes. There was very low disease pressure, but there was some frogeye and some bacterial spot that we have seen in three fields now. There was some leaf feeding and 3 to 8 pods per plant with more potential, but easy to abort if the weather turns dry. Yield could be in the low 40s. Around 80% of their beans were planted.Henry County:Corn: This June 8-planted corn is a healthy green due to good N use. There were some spotty weed issues and a spotty stand. We found 23,000 to 28,000 with plenty of gaps in the rows. It was just pollinating. This had the most disease we have seen so far but still not bad. There was gray leaf spot above the ear leaf. One yield check was 190 and the other was 130. This will be a colorful yield map this fall.Soybeans: This field was planted June 11. They were very tall and canopied. The canopy was by far the tallest we have seen at 32 inches. There was 2 to 3 inches between nodes with no disease and minor leaf feeding. We counted five pods per plant with potential for 5 or 6 more. This was a good field with a 40 to 50 bushel yield potential.Wood CountyCorn: This corn was planted June 1. It was still pollinating. Disease and insect pressure was low. The yield potential is 200 bushels if the weather cooperates with this nice corn field. The farmer got about 45% of his intended corn crop planted in the top county for prevented planted acres in Ohio. The emergence was not very even in this field and there was some nitrogen burn on the leaves.Soybeans: This was a very nice uniform field, but a little light on the population. It was soybeans after soybeans planted on June 27. Nearly all of the beans in the area were planted from June 24 to June 29. The canopy was 16 inches with 1.5 inches between nodes. There was low disease pressure, but we found some. There was a little insect feeding. Prospects were not great.Hancock CountyCorn: The general conditions were dry with some cracks. The corn is just pollinating with some brown silks, so there is a way to go. There is very low disease and insect pressure. The yield estimate is 183 bushels. The population is between 29,000 and 30,000. There is really good microbial activity here. About half the intended corn acres were planted on this farm and there are some prevented planting acres here. The field was planted on June 12.Soybeans: This was an excellent field considering the planting date of June 30. These are in 15-inch rows with a short 1.5-foot tall canopy. There were about 8 nodes per plant. Pods were just starting to form, and there could be many more if the season cooperates. There was a little bit of leaf feeding in the upper canopy. These are first crop beans with a double-crop planting date.Putnam CountyCorn: This corn was planted on June 12. The stalks were green in this clean field that was still pollinating. There was low insect pressure and disease was low, though fungicide is being applied tonight. We found a population of 36,000. There were some prevented planting acres on this farm, but around 75% of the intended corn acres were planted. There are many empty fields in the area. This corn looks good but has a long way to go with a yield estimate of 185 bushels.Soybeans: There is a rye cover crop with narrow rows. It was a good stand of non-GMO beans that were clean. The canopy height was 28 inches tall. The nodes were stretched out with 2 to 3 inches between nodes. There are around 160,000 plants per acre. The field was planted June 6. Disease pressure was minimal, only on the edges. The beans are at R3 with a few nice pods and many nice blooms. These look like good, 50-bushel beans.Allen CountyCorn:  These were very healthy plants that were solid green to the bottom. There is moisture now but there are cracks in the ground so it has been dry. There were some brown silks so it is 4 to 5 days into pollination. There are some double ears on plants in this population of 32,000. We did see some light gray leaf spot. It is probably a resistant hybrid. This was planted on June 6. This was a good field with a yield potential of 173 bushels.Soybeans: This was a pretty uniform field. There was no weed pressure. There was about 2 inches between nodes and no disease pressure. Very low insect pressure too. The pods were forming pretty well with 3 or 4 beans per pod. This field is fair for a normal year and very good for this year.Hardin CountyCorn: There was really no disease or insect pressure in this field planted on June 8. The population was around 33,000 with an average of 16 around and 22 kernels per row. The projection is 125 bushels for this corn that has just pollinated and has a long way to go. There were raccoon problems here too. This farmer got around 60% of his intended corn acres planted in one of the top counties in Ohio for prevented planting acreage. The farmer asked if the Crop Tour would cover the cost of his antidepressants that may be needed after sampling this field.Soybeans: They were first planted on June 8 and then replanted June 27. There were two varieties. The first variety had maybe 10 pods per plant. The second variety only had flowers. It was a short canopy at 17 inches tall. The distance between the nodes was short. There was low disease and insect pressure with a few Japanese beetles and bean leaf beetles. We average about 7 plants per 3 feet, which is about half the population it should be. There was a very low pod count with a poor rating. He got about 55% of his intended soybean crop planted.last_img read more

Noticings: Foursquare for Photographers

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#NYT#start#startups dana oshiro If you’re like many of us, you’re home for the holidays. Rather than complaining about the springs in the pullout couch or watching endless television reruns, consider rediscovering your hometown. Featured on today’s Flickr blog, Noticings is a location-based game similar to Foursquare that forces you to discover new gems in your old haunts. Each day Flickr users upload three geotagged photographs with the tag “noticings”. From here they receive points for game-related activities including finding misspelled signs, being the first to tag a photo in a particular neighborhood, or for noticing something everyday for a week. Users upload photos via the $3 Noticings iPhone application or through Flickr’s regular desktop, web and iPhone tools. Just imagine the possibilities of capturing your hometown. Document the visual parfait of the abandoned fish cannery, drink in the chaos of the strip mall parking lot, and of course, don’t forget to snap the fine public art displayed in your local pub latrine. This service is a great way to keep you sane in your hometown while literally putting it on the map for its unique features. ReadWriteStart’s Chris Cameron recently profiled Stalqer – a service that maps your friends based on their geotagged Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare status updates. In a similar vein, Noticings leverages an existing service to create a completely new experience. Coupled with augmented reality mobile applications, location-based services like Noticings and Stalqer have done much to get geeks out of their homes into the real world. To join Noticings, check out the game rules at 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more