first_imgHIGHER POWER BREEZES FOR BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC XBTV REPLETE WITH BREEDERS’ CUP DATA ON PORTAL BREEDERS’ CUP CANDIDATES WORK AT SANTA ANITAHigher Power worked five furlongs in 1:01 flat this morning in his penultimate major drill for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita two weeks hence, on Nov. 2.With Flavien Prat aboard, the Pacific Classic winner was one of four John Sadler workers bound for the Breeders’ Cup, the others being Catalina Cruiser (more likely for the Sprint than the Dirt Mile); Ollie’s Candy (Distaff) and Selcourt (Filly & Mare Sprint).Catalina Cruiser went five furlongs in 1:00.60; Ollie’s Candy five furlongs in a bullet 59.40, fastest of 61 drills at the distance; and Selcourt four furlongs in 47.80.There were ample Breeders’ Cup workers on a picturesque morning the Chamber of Commerce could use to solicit tourists.They included Santa Anita Sprint Championship runner-up Shancelot (Sprint, four furlongs in a bullet 46.80, fastest of 60 drills at the distance for trainer Jorge Navarro); Stubbins (Turf Sprint, four furlongs in 48.80 for Doug O’Neill); Hit the Road (Juvenile Turf, four furlongs on the training track in company with Live It Well, each in 50.20 for Dan Blacker); and Bellafina (Filly & Mare Sprint, four furlongs in 47.20 from the gate for Simon Callaghan).Flavien Prat was aboard Bellafina.“She looked really good,” Callaghan said of the Santa Anita Oaks winner. “We’ll just go easy with her now. She’s had two solid moves for the race before this.”Earlier, Callaghan sent True Valour (Mile) five furlongs in 1:02.60. “He really looked good,” the trainer said of the City of Hope Mile winner.Other Breeders’ Cup workouts among the 159 recorded overall, 20 on the training track, included those by: Eddie Haskell (Turf Sprint), four furlongs in 49.60 for Mark Glatt; Mongolian Groom (Classic), four furlongs in 49.20 for Enebish Ganbat; Acclimate (Turf), five furlongs in 1:00.20 for Phil D’Amato; Giant Expectations (Dirt Mile), five furlongs in 1:00.60 for Peter Eurton; and Bowies Hero (Mile), four furlongs on the training track in 50.40 for D’Amato.O’NEILL HAS THREE FOR THE MONEY IN SUNNY SLOPEEntering 60 percent of the field–three of five–Doug O’Neill would appear to have hisrivals overwhelmed in Sunday’s $70,000 Sunny Slope Stakes for two-year-olds at 6 ½ furlongs.The meet’s leading trainer with more than twice the victories of runner-up Phil D’Amato (17-8) through 13 racing days, O’Neill has entered Fore Left, Raging Whiskey and Strongconstitution in the sprint restricted to juveniles which have not won a graded stakes.“We should win on numbers,” O’Neill said. “I hope Fore Left gets back on the beam.”After a maiden win going 4 ½ furlongs at Santa Anita on May 19, the bay son of Twirling Candy owned by O’Neill’s principal client J. Paul Reddam captured the restricted Tremont Stakes at Belmont Park next out, winning off by 4 ½ lengths on June 7.After a third as the 9-10 favorite in the Grade II Best Pal on Aug. 10, Fore Left was well beaten in two Grade I events, the Del Mar Futurity on Sept. 2 and the American Pharoah at Santa Anita on Sept. 27.Raging Whiskey won the restricted Capote Stakes by eight lengths at Los Alamitos on Sept. 21 before finishing seventh in the Speakeasy Stakes at five furlongs on turf Oct. 6, while Strongconstitution was a debut winner as the 5-2 favorite going five furlongs on turf Aug. 23.The field for the Sunny Slope, which goes as race five of eight: Raging Whiskey, Evin Roman, 2-1; Strongconstitution, Martin Garcia, 3-1; Mo Hawk, Flavien Prat, 9-5; Fore Left, Mario Gutierrez, 3-1; and Zimba Warrior, Rafael Bejarano, 12-1.XBTV INTRODUCES PLETHORA OF DATA ON BREEDERS’ CUP PORTALXBTV, the premier online destination for exclusive video workouts, handicapping insights and analysis, has unveiled its 2019 Breeders’ Cup Portal providing racing fans, horsemen and handicappers free access to exclusive videos and blogs in advance of this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships Nov. 1 and 2 at Santa Anita Park.Divided by Breeders’ Cup race and debuting in advance of the Monday’s Pre-Entry Deadline for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup, XBTV’s2019 Breeders’ Cup Portal includes:A growing library of more than 260 workouts from probable Breeders’ Cup horses stabled in California, New York, Florida and throughout the world.Replays of 75 more than prep races.Exclusive interviews with trainers, jockeys and owners.The Jeff Siegel Blog, including picks, wagering strategies and workout analysis.XBTV’s Current Top 5 Most Popular Breeders’ Cup VideosOmaha Beach’s Oct. 16 WorkoutMidnight Bisou’s Oct. 14 WorkoutMcKinzie’s Oct. 10 WorkoutWar of Will’s Oct. 16 WorkoutCatalina Cruiser’s Oct. 12 WorkoutTo access XBTV’s Breeders’ Cup Portal, visit XBTV exclusive content will be added regularly beginning Breeders’ Cup week.A list of “In Today” horses who have recorded XBTV Video Workouts is available every racing day exclusively to Xpressbet customers on LINES: Early probables for next Sunday’s $75,000 Comma to the Top Stakes for three-year-olds and up a mile on turf: Ground Attack, Leading Score, Midcourt, Oliver and Two Thirty Five. Oliver worked four furlongs this morning in 48.80 for Doug O’Neill . . . Congrats to trainer Jon Keith Desormeaux on sweeping both ends of the early daily double yesterday, with Jefe ($17.20) ridden by Edwin Maldonado, and Gorky Park ($4) under Rafael Bejarano . . . Val Brinkerhoff, one of the game’s most industrious trainers who is duly aided by his wife, Kelly, celebrates his 63rd birthday today. Val couldn’t have a more fitting present than winning today’s third race with Indy Jones for owner Bobby Grayson Jr. LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:XBTV Saturday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on October 19th, 2019FEATURES:Candid Conversation With Hall of Famer Mike Smith: Part 1 – The BeginningBreeders’ Cup Memories: Skywalker and Laffit Pincay Jr. Upset the 1986 ClassicBreeders’ Cup Memories: Goldencents Sizzles His Way to His First of Two Dirt Mile WinsBreeders’ Cup Memories: Lady’s Secret Wins the 1986 Breeders’ Cup DistaffBreeders’ Cup Memories: Zenyatta Blows Away Her Competition in the 2008 Breeders’ Cup DistaffWORK OUTS:Higher Power (Outside) (Breeders’ Cup Classic) and Foxtail (Sadler) 10-19-19Ollie’s Candy (Breeders’ Cup Distaff)  (Sadler) 10-19-19Stubbins (Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint) (O’Neill) 10-19-19American Theorem (Papaprodromou) 10-18-19Neptune’s Storm (Baltas) 10-17-19Omaha Beach (Mandella) 10-16-19War of Will (Outside) (Breeders’ Cup Classic) (Casse) 10-16-19Roadster (Inside) and Leading Score (Baffert) 10-16-19Midnight Bisou (Outside) and Comedian (Breeders’ Cup Classic) 10-14-19Mirth (Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf) (D’Amato) 10-14-19 LEADING TRAINER O’NEILL SURROUNDS SUNNY SLOPElast_img read more

Eels Star Pleads Guilty To Drug Charge

first_imgThe 25-year-old, who had been charged with possessing a prohibited drug and possessing a prescribed restricted substance, made a brief appearance at Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday.His defence barrister Murugan Thangaraj has asked the court not to record a conviction however the matters were marked on Norman’s record.Norman was charged after being caught with MDMA capsules at The Star casino on a Friday night in late May.last_img

Gonzalo Villar: “I felt that Rome was betting more on me”

first_imgWhat did Rome say to make it so clear?Petrachi, the sports director, and Paulo Fonseca, the coach, talked to me and gave me a lot of confidence. I already thought that enough confidence was that a club like this, which can sign any player, decides on a boy who was playing in the Second Division. They gave me their confidence in person and I started to accept this project.What does Fonseca want from you?It has a style very similar to what we do in Spain. He likes to get the ball well played from behind and have the initiative. What he really asks me is what I like to do. There will be no problem with the style. We want possession and I like to be close to the ball and have it for a long time. That way of playing is going very well for me and what I want is to adapt to Rome as soon as possible so I can quickly help the team.His position is not one in Rome, not long ago they have lost a legendary referent like De Rossi.It is clear that he is a legend for all giallorossi. But I want to offer the best version of myself here. To talk about De Rossi is to make it a legend, I don’t like to compare. It wouldn’t do me good to start comparing myself to him. I will be the best version of Gonzalo Villar.He debuted, had a few minutes before Sassuolo. What do you already perceive of Italian football?Everyone wants to play and the league is growing a lot. It is a very tight championship, as is happening in Spain. We come from a couple of defeats and we only think about recovering today against Atalanta. He is a very complicated opponent, the next rival of Valencia in the Champions League. Poses a very cheerful football, makes many goals. The Gasperini team is at a very high level, but it is a very important match for us. Here anyone can beat you, there are no great goals. We are going to have to fight. And in his post, there is always talk of the hardness of playing in the midfield in Italy.There is quality. It is true that it is a fairly physical league, but I want to show that I can be an important piece in the scheme.Have you already been told what a Roman derby is?Yes, but I have the thorn of not being able to live it live. It was played a week before my signing was closed. I look forward to telling you first hand.You, Abel Ruiz, Roger Ibáñez … Three very young signings. It is a clear message from the club.Not only us. Justin Kluivert, Zaniolo were already on the squad … The team is rejuvenating, but also the most experienced veterans are on top so we can adapt quickly. The mix is ​​very good to achieve the goals that the club has.That should be in the top four.Yes. We are three points away from Atalanta and with that objective in sight this game is very important, we will give it our all.AS Roma ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Gonzalo Villar, during his debut with Roma.AS Roma The most surprising thing about his departure from Spain is that Valencia had part of his rights. Didn’t they bid for you or was it more your decision to go to Italy?They had the option, but the decision was mine. As the expression says, there are different degrees of love and I felt that Rome was betting more on me. I felt that Rome was betting on me stronger than Valencia and I made the decision. I am grateful to Valencia because they showed interest in repurchasing me, but the ideal thing for me at this time was to come to Rome for the bet they made for me, but I wish Valencia the best.What has been Pacheta for you?I owe it all. Since I arrived at Elche, he has behaved like a father with me. And not only when things were going well but also when I was wrong. With 20 years you are very young … He took me and said ‘you don’t play for this for this and for this’. When I was wrong I said it to my face. I kept working. This year everything went great, but the previous year was more difficult for me, I had a small injury … He was with me and I will always be grateful.Rome has legends, but Elche, too … How has it been to share costumes with Nino?The summary is that if the goals are dropped in games, imagine in training … It’s crazy. They fall out of your pocket. He has just become the top scorer in the history of the club, what else can be said…And how close have they taken their new adventure?I have commented with friends. I am from Murcia and the truth is that there has been a bit of a bombshell. That a boy there signed the Rome … The amount of messages received was crazy. I thank you. With my friends I have already commented on what it means to live this dream so young. We are delighted I really like languages, so I’m going to get the interpreter to learn fast. My parents came with me to sign, but I will not be alone. I am lucky that my best friend is studying in Teramo, very close to Rome. I will have company and it will be easier.He was in the last U21 contest and the Games are also at the end of the season. Can the requirement of Series A help?I was in the last two calls of the U21, a very nice group is being formed. At the Selection level, what I think is to try to be summoned in the next one in March. The Games would be something very nice, but that would be the decision of the technicians. What I have to do is earn a place in each training.center_img How have been your first days as a Romanist?With great enthusiasm. I was officially introduced a couple of days ago and it has been all very beautiful. It’s amazing to be here with 21 years. It was one of the goals I had as a child. Now I want to become an important player of a historical such as Rome.Leave Elche, where he was one of the benchmarks in his demarcation of the category, to make a very large demand jump.Yes, it is a big jump, but I consider myself very prepared to face it. I was enjoying Elche a lot, with my team that I am very grateful to, but I wanted to take that leap and now I have to prove that I am qualified for it.How was your transfer made?The first news came to me in the middle of December. My agents told me that Rome had been following me with both Elche and the National Team and that they were very interested in signing me now. I told them to see how things went and in January everything rushed. It was a tough month of negotiations, but Rome bet heavily on me and here I am.In his presentation he said that he lost pounds during those days due to the tension in the negotiations.Yes, especially in two or three key days for it to close. I was very nervous. I lost my appetite a bit and lost a couple of kilos.last_img read more

Remaining workers face March dismissal – sources

first_imgAs former Wales Estate workers, their relatives and other residents in the surrounding communities complain of depleting finances and sustenance challenges, over 10 more families will face similar circumstances as the remaining workers will be dismissed early next month. Guyana Times had reported that while official operations were shut down in December 2016, skeletal staff was retained as the machines in the factory were kept running.However, according to sources within the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), the remaining members of staff will be retrenched by March 5. According to a source, operators within the Mechanical Tillage Department are currently being phased out.“They will be going off one after the other and two persons will remain until the 5th of March,” the source indicated. It is not clear if any of these staff will be retained at other estates.Meanwhile, another GuySuCo source revealed that some eight members of staff attached to the Wales office department, who are mainly women, are similarly being retrenched. Guyana Times understands that these workers are unionised under the National Association of Agricultural Commercial Employees (NAACIE). This newspaper was informed that four of these members are from the human resources department and others work in the finance section.These imminent dismissals come against the backdrop of hundreds of former sugar workers at Wales, Enmore, Skeldon and Rose Hall who have expressed much frustration over the estate closures. This has spurred repeated protest actions across the sugar belt, with many pleading with Government to reverse many of the decisions made on the sugar industry.It was however disclosed that the remaining Wales factory and office workers are likely to receive their severance payment within a reasonable timeframe. This is unlike what many former sugar workers at Wales have faced as they have been waiting since late 2016 to receive their termination benefits after they refused to take up employment at the Uitvlugt Estate. This refusal was formed on the basis that they cannot be compelled, under the Termination of Employment and Severance Pay Act (TESPA) to travel beyond 10 miles from their original place of work. Uitvlugt is some 22 miles away from Wales.After word spread of Wales’ closure after Guyana Times broke the story, sugar workers were on February 9, 2016, given a three-day ultimatum to sign indicating whether they opted for the severance package from Government or be transferred to the Uitvlugt Sugar Estate. These plans were however rescinded, and workers were retrenched in phases with union consultations.The closure of Wales affected and displaced over 1000 workers directly and thousands of persons in Wales and surrounding communities indirectly. Meanwhile, over 4000 workers attached to Enmore, Skeldon, Rose Hall were given dismissal letters by December 2017. However, some of the former Enmore and Skeldon workers could be re-hired under plans by the Special Purposes Unit (SPU) to re-open the two estates as the State-owned body eyes private investors. This revelation has prompted stakeholders to push Government on rehiring all of the dismissed sugar workers on the contention that the sugar industry remains a viable one. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

Countrywide gets new financing

first_imgWall Street, which had been punishing the company by beating down the stock price, responded favorably to Thursday’s development. Countrywide’s stock closed at $18.93, up $2.31 or 13.9 percent. In a release Countrywide said that during August: Mortgage loan fundings totaled $34 billion. Average daily mortgage loan application activity was $2.3 billion, a decline of 12 percent from August 2006. CALABASAS – Countrywide Financial Corp., besieged by the credit crisis, said Thursday it arranged $12 billion in new financing while revealing that August’s mortgage fundings fell by 17 percent. The Calabasas-based company indicated that this round of money came from new and existing credit arrangements. In the past month, the nation’s biggest mortgage lender has been infused with $25.5 billion, which included selling a $2 billion stake to Bank of America, to stay afloat. “Adjusting to the turbulent conditions in the mortgage and credit markets, the company has taken decisive steps since early August,” David Sambol, the company’s president and chief operating officer said in a statement. The mortgage loan pipeline was $52 billion at month’s end versus $64 billion for the same period last year. The mortgage loan servicing portfolio continued to grow, reaching $1.5 trillion at the end of the month. It’s an increase of $226 billion, or 18 percent, from a year ago. Commercial real estate funding totaled $757 million, up from $273 million in August 2006. Banking operation assets were $94 billion, up from $87 billion a year ago. “Residential mortgage loan activity for the month of August reflected current mortgage market conditions,” Sambol said. The company continues to deal with the housing slowdown and credit tightening. Last week Countrywide said it would trim between 10,000 and 12,000 jobs, or 20 percent of its work force, to cut costs. At that time Sambol and company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Angelo R. Mozilo distributed a lengthy letter to employees that discussed the current environment and the fact that theirs is a cyclical business. “Each cycle brings with it a unique set of challenges, and this time is no different. In fact, this current cycle is certainly the most severe in the contemporary history of our industry,” it said. “There is no question that our industry, our company and many of our borrowers continue to face significant challenges.” Also on Thursday the company was hit with another lawsuit over losses incurred in the employees’ 401(k) retirement plan because of the falling stock price. On Tuesday attorney Steve Berman filed a similar suit in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana. That suit also seeks class-action status and claims Countrywide failed to warn its employees about the depth of its financial troubles, resulting in heavy stock losses in employees’ 401(k) retirement accounts. greg.wilcox@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgA CO DONEGAL man now living in Australia has been ordered to pay €4,000 to a man he assaulted in a completely unprovoked attack.Richard Joseph Doherty (pictured right) didn’t return to Ireland to appear at Falcarragh District Court to answer the assault charges, but had instructed a solicitor to enter a ‘guilty’ plea on his behalf.And the case started a legal debate, with the presiding District Court judge saying that if he was making laws, he’d argue to make the consumption of drink an aggravating factor in cases rather than a mitigating one. Judge Conal Gibbons also remarked about how Doherty, from Derryreel but now living in Perth, hadn’t appeared before the court in person whilst his victim, Carrigart man Ferghal Doherty had done so.Gda Brendan O’Connor told the court, sitting in Letterkenny that a fight broke out outside a nightclub in Dunfanaghy in the early hours of December 5, 2010.“The injured party and friends were attacked by another group of youths. The injured party had no part in the aggression whatsoever and was entirely innocent,” said Gda O’Connor.“He was struck in the face twice. The incident was viewed by me, the injured party and the accused on CCTV and the accused readily admitted his involvement.”Ferghal Doherty had suffered a broken nose in the incident, said the Garda, and required hospital treatment in both Letterkenny and in Sligo.Richard Doherty’s solicitor Fiona Brown, in mitigation, said that her client had left Ireland in October 2011. He was now working as a plasterer in Perth, Western Australia.He had been in bother before, she said, but this was mainly road traffic offences with one public order conviction.“His behaviour was shocking,” said Judge Gibbons.“I suppose this was about geographical areas? – two different parishes? – are we going back to that? it is quite outrageous.”The judge asked Ferghal Doherty about his injuries.“I got over it anyway,” said the victim.Judge Gibbons said it was “an appalling state of affairs that someone can go out and do this to someone completely innocent.“This speaks volumes about the modern age.Commenting on Richard Doherty’s presence in Perth and not before the court in Letterkenny, the judge said: “There was a time when people sere went to Australia after a court case, not before a case appears before the court.”The judge went on: “In every town where there is entertainment at a nightclub or a large pub, these places have to have very big individuals suitably attired (bouncers) standing outside maintaining order. We are supposed to be progressing and evolving as human beings.“If you spend time in court you would take serious issue with the theory of evolution.”When the solicitor said her client had consumed drink on the night in question, Judge Gibbons said: “The problem is with the human, not the drink.“Your client has to lift it up and put it to his mouth. The drink was voluntarily taken by the client. Drink is an aggravating factor and not a mitigating factor.“If I was writing laws in this country, I would amend the legislation to state that fact – that the court would see drinking as an aggravating factor.“I’m very disturbed by your client’s behaviour. I understand that Irish people have to go abroad but if he behaved like this in Australia they wouldn’t tolerate it; in fact most progressive countries would not tolerate it“Drink is an inert substance. The problem is not the drink – it’s mixing the drink with the human.”Judge Gibbons used District Court powers to order Richard Doherty to pay Ferghal Doherty €4,000 in compensation for his injuries plus €800 medical expenses. He was also ordered to pay €234 State costs.He was also fined a total of €350. Richard Doherty will be imprisoned for a total of 104 days if he fails to pay.If he wishes to appeal the case he must put up a cash surety of €2,000.“I hope you are none the worse for the awful event that happened to you,” Judge Gibbons told victim Ferghal Doherty.It’s understood Richard Doherty could now be thrown out of Australia if he fails to pay the compensation and fines and Gardai report that to the Australia authorities.DONEGAL MAN IN AUSTRALIA TOLD TO PAY CASH TO NOSE-BREAK ASSAULT VICTIM – JUDGE SAYS DRINK WAS AGGRAVATING FACTOR was last modified: April 19th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more

The best return on investment with host resistance in soybeans

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The first and most economical approach (a.k.a. save money) to manage many of the pathogens that impact soybean in the state of Ohio is to pick varieties that have the right resistance package.If the resistance is effective then there is no need for any further measures during the season. The soybean plant can take care of itself, especially during years when conditions are favorable for disease development.We routinely use both resistant and susceptible varieties/germplasm in our test locations. Germplasm are soybean lines that may have come from another country or are in the breeding pipeline of a public breeder — they are not quite ready for “prime time” but the genetics are on the way to keep improving soybean varieties. A major contribution to soybean development from the public land grants has been the assessment and genetic discovery of key genes that contribute not only to yield but also to disease, pest, and abiotic stress reduction.Here are some examples from our studies in Ohio. Sudden death syndromeI don’t talk about this disease too often, as it is mainly limited to a few geographic regions in this state, is very sporadic and unpredictable when it will occur, is associated with soybean cyst nematode and the yield losses have not been as impressive as other pathogens. However, we have evaluated new germplasm every year as well as some of the seed treatments to address this. Here is some data from 2014 when disease symptoms were severe. Test A. Examined the performance of two cultivars with SCN resistance but one is SDS susceptible (Cultivar A) and the second is Resistant (Cultivar B).Soybean VarietySDS severityFinal YieldCultivar A30357.9Cultivar B1.761.6   Test B. Evaluated the performance of soybean germplasm for resistance to SDS. These are the checks, and this test demonstrates the variability in disease levels that we seem to face here in Ohio.Checks20142015Resistant A2.84.4Resistant B2.2ntResistant C0.6ntSusceptible A27.8ntSusceptible B44.428 Disease severity of sudden death syndrome is measured first by the percentage of the plants within the plot that have symptoms of the disease followed by a score for the severity of the symptoms. The score ranges from 1 to 9, where 1 is no disease; 2 to 5 based on the amount of the yellow and necrotic spots on the plants; 6 to 8 based on the amount of defoliation; 9 is based on the amount of prematurely dead plants. nt indicates that the line was not tested.  Sclerotinia white moldThe resistance levels to this pathogen have slowly been improving over the years to the point that it is really hard to show the benefit of mid-season fungicide applications. From 2014 we evaluated four cultivars in a field with a long and sordid history of white mold.VarietyPercent Incidence Sclerotinia stem rot (no. of plants killed prematurely) 2014Loc A-2015Loc B-2015A8NtntB29NtntC3100D3600   Frogeye leaf spotThis leaf pathogen has a wide range of responses among northern cultivars. For the most part many of our varieties have resistance,however there are a few that are highly susceptible and do require a fungicide treatment mid-season. This year we had two varieties planted at Western Research station and within the study they were placed throughout the study to measure the levels of disease within the field. As you can see, the response was consistent across the field.VarietyPercent leaf area affected by frogeye leaf spot 1234A0.30.10.71B3.  Phytophthora root and stem rotThis disease is most common on poorly drained soils and we have recovered or found plants with symptoms in all of Ohio’s soybean production regions, it is not just a northwestern Ohio problem. The key to managing this disease is with host resistance, which is a combination of Rps genes and partial resistance (also known as tolerance and field resistance). This past year under heavy flooding and disease pressure, several of the new public varieties had significantly higher yields than some of the older standards. These varieties were also planted in 30-inch rows near the end of May, received between 15 and 20 inches of rain within 2 weeks after planting.CultivarResistance packageDefianceBu/APauldingBu/AConradno Rps genes/high partial resistance (PR)13.87.2DennisonRps1k + 3a, high PR25.318.2KottmanRps1k+3a, high PR20.423.3LorainRps1c, high PR25.021.6Sloanno Rps genes/low PR10.86.8StreeterRps1c + 3a, high PR22.320.1SummitRps1k + 3a, high PR24.020.4 For each of these diseases, companies use a different scoring system for resistance and on top of that, each company uses different values. For example, for Phytophthora, companies will list which Rps gene(s) are present in the variety. For Ohio, the gene stacks of Rps1c + 3a; Rps1k + 3a provide the best management, followed by single genes Rps1k, Rps3a, and Rps6.For partial resistance towards Phytophthora, Sudden Death syndrome, frogeye leafspot or white mold, the scoring is very different. Most often it is on a 1 to 9 scale and depending on the company, 1 can be great or it can be dead. The only way to tell is to read the fine print in the tables.last_img read more

Humphrey’s Archipelago GC1ZPE8 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – January 9, 2012

first_img SharePrint RelatedThe British Library — Geocache of the WeekJune 28, 2017In “Community”Down, down, down into the underground – Below Above, The Fallen Monarch (GC2GAMT) – Geocache of the WeekApril 3, 2013In “Community”Slapjais Kakis/Wet Cat — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 24, 2019In “Community” Lighthouse near Douglas on the Isle of ManSome geocaches take just seconds to find, others require days to unravel. Humphrey’s Archipelago (GC1ZPE8) is a Multi-Cache that can challenge geocachers for days. It’s a puzzle that has left geocachers saying, “an excellent geocache,” “very imaginative,” and “brilliant.”The difficulty 2.5, terrain 2 geocache weaves the story of a fictitious Victorian explorer named Sir Humphrey Humphrey.The cache requires following Sir Humphrey Humphrey’s whimsical story. Geocachers discover a faded map near a lighthouse on the Isle of Man. They then use the map and clues from an additional image on the cache page to answer the question, “Where did Sir Humphrey stay on his first night in the archipelago?”Happy Humphrey created the creative geocache in 2009. The Woodsider IOM now owns and maintains the geocache.Part of the adventure is catching glimpses of wildlife as you search for the location of the geocache. Happy Humphrey writes, ‘Look out to sea on the way; whales, dolphins, seals and basking sharks are often seen here (there was a Minke whale in sight when I first researched the cache.)”Geocachers who logged a smiley on the cache write, “Brilliant cache just loved the first clue – never seen anything like it it before.”Clue from cache pageContinue to explore of some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on If you’ d like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

NCWIT, Compugirls: Building a Diverse Tech Future

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#events#start audrey watters The NCWIT Summit on Women and IT is being held in Portland, Oregon this week and is providing an opportunity for its members to share resources and strategize on how to inspire girls to choose computing careers and support women to stay in those careers. NCWIT (National Center for Women in Information Technology) is a coalition of over 200 corporations, academic institutions, non profits, and governmental agencies working to address some of these challenges. NCWIT supports efforts within the workforce, in universities, and in K-12 education in order to increase women’s participation in IT – in the classroom, in startups, and in corporations. The Facts: Women in the Tech IndustryThe technology industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. The U.S. Labor Department estimates that technology job opportunities are predicted to grow by about 22% over the next decade, a faster rate than all other jobs in the professional sector.Recent studies have shown that despite the increase in the number of computing jobs, interest in computer science majors has steadily declined over the past few years. According to NCWIT, this decline is even more significant among women. In 2008, for example, women earned 57% of all bachelor’s degrees, yet they only earned 18% of computer and IT bachelor’s degrees – down from 37% in 1985. And in 2008, women held 57% of all professional occupations in the U.S. workforce but only 25% of all professional IT-related jobs – down from 36% in 1991. Not only does the industry fail to attract new talent, it also loses talent already interested and involved in technology. For example, 56% of technical women leave at the mid-point of their careers, more than double the attrition rate of men. Some of these women start their own tech companies, but many leave the industry altogether.The Future: Compugirls and Social Justice TechnologyAlthough there are certainly steps that the tech industry can take to attract and retain women, it’s important to promote computer careers to young girls long before they are set to choose college majors or careers. According to Kimberly Scott, associate professor at Arizona State University, by the eighth grade girls have fewer positive perceptions of computers than boys. Scott is the executive director of Compugirls, a social justice technology program for girls age 13 to 18 in under-resourced areas of Phoenix and in tribal communities.Scott notes that low-income African-American, Hispanic, and Native American students have less access to technology at home and in their schools than Caucasian families, and that women of color enter computing majors and careers at an even lower rate than white women. Compugirls is designed to encourage girls to be creators, not just consumers of technology. Compugirls is a year-round, two-year program that uses multimedia to enhance girls’ computational thinking and technology skills. Compugirls is designed not simply to advance technology, but to harness technology in service of the girls’ communities. Compugirls operates at two sites: one on the ASU campus and one on the Gila River Indian Community.Girls in the program learn tech skills, including some programming with Scratch and work in the Teen Second Life grid. According to Scott’s research, those involved in the program have a higher sense of self confidence – not just in technology, but in academia and in body image.Compugirls makes technology culturally relevant, giving the girls who participate the tools to become advocates for themselves and for their communities.The program emphasizes mentorship and peer-to-peer collaboration. These support systems are crucial not just for encouraging girls to become interested in technology, but as NCWIT and a recent Kauffman Foundation study have shown, an important part a larger effort on how to support the women to enter the tech industry – as college majors, as tech professionals, and as entrepreneurs. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Coming This Election: Crowdsourcing For Scandal

first_imgabraham hyatt The Accountability Project, he continues, “taps into the belief by party activists that politicians of the opposite party say one thing in front of the press, and quite another when they think no one is really listening. However, all activists can imagine a scenario where what they capture on video could really make a difference in a campaign.“The projects asks activists to undertake an activity that almost all of them can appreciate the value of, which increases the likelihood that they will take such action. And it offers them a way to be involved that they might not have otherwise thought was possible or meaningful.”That last point may be the most critical part of the DNC’s project. In a paper published last month on crowdsourcing [PDF], a researcher at the London School of Economics wrote that, “The needs, aspirations, motivations and incentives of the crowd to participate in the initiative must remain the most important consideration […] The practitioners must understand the crowd motivation and align their goals according to it.” (Emphasis ours.)That might sound like common sense, but considering the number of projects asking the crowd to do the equivalent of ranking policy initiatives, too many political strategists seem to be confusing the crowd’s interests with what will genuinely motivate it.In other words, if you want to create an effective crowdsourcing project and the crowd is hungry for political blood, then give them the equivalent of an elephant gun. Photo by Scott Liddell Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market In a world where crowdsourcing has become a mainstay of politics, a new site from the Democratic National Committee is taking the idea one step further and asking voters to find damaging videos of opposing lawmakers and candidates.The Accountability Project is pretty simple: you can upload and view videos, or track down Republican candidate events. There’s no voting or comments; it’s essentially a platform for videos to go viral. So far, uploads mostly consist of tepid footage of conservatives criticizing Democrats. But when compared to other political crowdsourcing projects, the site stands out as one of the more potentially disruptive ideas in this midterm election.This Innovation Series is brought to you by Lexus.Crowdsourcing in politics has become ubiquitous over the last several years, particularly as candidates and agencies have figured out how to use social media well. But this year is the first major election since President Obama so famously harnessed those social tools in his 2008 election bid. Online videos have already played a significant role (one of the most famous involving a Democratic Representative). Roy Temple, a Washington, D.C.-based Democratic political consultant, says that usually, “When parties or candidates seek activist opinions (like the current GOP effort to crowdsource policy priorities), there is a certain level of cynicism that their opinion will count.” Tags:#Lexus#Sponsors#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more