Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2017 West Ohio Agronomy Day will be held on Monday, January 9th at St. Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie. A light breakfast will be available starting at 8 a.m. with a marketing update from Sunrise Cooperative at 8:30 a.m. At 9 a.m. the Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification (Core and Categories 1, 2, and 6) and the two-hour Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training for those who already hold a Pesticide Applicator’s License (commercial or private) will begin. In addition, Certified Crop Adviser CEUs have been approved and Commercial Pesticide Applicator Credits are available in 2A and 2C.Once again, Purdue’s Dr. Fred Whitford will be there, this time to talk about “Safety is in Your Hands.” Attendees will also participate in a “Corn and Soybean Insect Update” by Dr. Kelley Tilmon, OSU Entomologist; “Finding Value in your Data” by Dr. Elizabeth Hawkins, OSU Agronomy Specialist; and a “Weed Management Update” and “Weed Management 201” by Dr. Jeff Stachler, OSU Extension, Auglaize County. In addition, Dennis Riethman (OSUE Mercer County) will be presenting on “Forages and Livestock,” Amanda Bennett, (OSUE Miami County) will be providing the update on “Fumigation, and Sam Custer (OSUE Darke County) will be offering “Budgeting for your 2017 Corn and Soybean Crops.”The evening portion of the 2017 West Ohio Agronomy Day will be held on Tuesday, January 17th at the Days Inn (SR 47 & I-75) in Sidney. This program will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a light supper and a marketing update from Sunrise Cooperative personnel. We will be providing only Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification credits (Core and Categories 1, 2, and 6) and the two-hour Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training for those who already hold a Pesticide Applicator’s License. These trainings will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and will be conducted by OSU Extension personnel.Sponsors for the 2017 West Ohio Agronomy Day (to date) include Personal Crop Insurance (Warsaw, IN), Fertilizer Dealer Supply (Anna), Bambauer Fertilizer and Seed (Jackson Center), New Ag Horizons (Minster), Lena Ag Center (Conover), Farm Credit Mid-America (Versailles), Ohio Soybean Council, B&B Ag Vantages (Conover), Precision Agri Services Planter and Technology Services (Minster), A.G. Boogher & Son, Inc. (Wapakoneta), Kroeger Sales and Service (Delphos), Precision Agri-Services, Inc. (Minster), Otte Ag, LLC (Maria Stein), and Shelby County Farm Bureau. Thank You for your support.Farmers who want to recertify their private pesticide applicator’s license can visit http://pested.osu.edu to register online with a credit card or to download the form to pay by check. These forms can also be picked up at OSU Extension offices.Others who want to attend can register by contacting the Shelby County Extension office at 937.498.7239 or by emailing Debbie Brown at [email protected] by December 30th. Be sure to indicate which program you wish to attend and whether you’re coming for Pesticide Applicator Recertification ($35) or just for the Fun, Food, Fellowship, and Lots of Information!! ($10).
LATEST STORIES Boxer Jeff Horn trains in a gym in Brisbane, Australia, Monday, June 26, 2017. Horn is preparing for his WBO welterweight world boxing title bout against Filipino Manny Pacquiao on Sunday, July 2. (Photo by JOHN PYE / AP)BRISBANE, Australia—There will be no rush for Jeff Horn in the first round. Instead, he’ll measure Manny Pacquiao’s distance before testing his speed and power.Afterwards, Horn will try to break down Pacquiao’s body before going for the kill on the later rounds.ADVERTISEMENT Battle of Brisbane Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend View comments LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera “We must be mistake-free tomorrow (Sunday),” said Rushton.Having thoroughly analyzed Pacquiao’s previous fights, Rushton is taking a cue from what Pacquiao did to Ricky Hatton in 2009, when he flattened the Briton in just two rounds.Rushton said Hatton made a mistake and paid the price.Claiming that Horn is competent and technically proficient to adapt to whatever Pacquiao will bring to the ring, Rushton promised a “Bloody Sunday.”Though they’ve stated that Pacquiao’s chin will be a prime target, owing to what Juan Manuel Marquez did to him in 2013, Rushton insists Hop has a large target area.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong “We’re prepared to hit him in the head, body, and wherever,” said Rushton.Not only that, the mixed martial arts expert and self-made millionaire swears Horn has everything in hisarsenal.“He can hit from long range, middle range and short range,” said Rushton.Horn’s unpredictability will also be a key factor in his bid to stun Pacquiao, and probably send him into retirement, according to Rushton.“He throws punches from everywhere. He can turn southpaw like Manny, he can hit with right hand leads and can move and fight from angles that Manny hasn’t encountered before.”In other words, Rushton believes Horn’s so good, Pacquiao will look bad on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ What ‘missteps’? To proceed with caution is what trainer Glenn Rushton wants Horn to do in the headliner of “Battle of Brisbane.”Rushton, who has charted an extensive 10-point plan to improve their chances of dethroning Pacquiao, said Horn should stick to it once the bell rings and when it ends.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“After the first two to three rounds, I want Jeff to say it’s ‘another easy day at the office.’”In addition, Rushton wants Horn to commit no mistake throughout the execution of the strategy, which likely includes Horn avoiding Pacquiao’s vaunted straight left. Robredo: 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
University of Delhi admissions for undergraduate courses for the academic year beginning 2014 have begun from today June 2, 2014. One of the most popular Universities in India, Delhi University has 54,000 seats available for the Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) itself. The last day for filling application form is June 16 while the first cut-off list will be released on June 24.With students scoring high percentage in CBSE Class 12 examination this year, the university officials are speculating that cut-offs will soar.”As the number of students getting marks in the plus-90 bracket has increased, so cut-offs are likely to soar,” J.M. Khurrana, DU dean student’s welfare, told IANS Sunday.A centralised form, with both online and offline options, would cost Rs 100 for general candidates and Rs 50 for SC/ST and OBC candidates.St. Stephen’s and Jesus and Mary College will conduct their own admission. For applying in both the colleges, students have only the option of online form.The university earlier launched an android-based mobile application called “DU UG admissions 2014-2015” from where students can fill their optical mark registration (OMR) forms and get information about the university.The university has also conducted “open days” where parents and students were provided information on admission and their queries were answered.While for the offline process there are 18 centres/colleges in north, south, east, west and central Delhi, where students can procure and submit their forms.This year, there will also be “university observers” who will see that admission is carried out without any problem.advertisementWith most of the procedure remaining the same like with students only having choice of filling the course option, the university has removed the additional eligibility criteria that colleges used to impose on students.The students, who have studied a lot of vocational subjects, can include them in their best four but they will have to lose 10 percent marks from the subject with highest marks.The university has specifically advised the students to fill in the actual marks and leave the deduction and addition part with the colleges.Besides the Bachelor of Management Studies, the entrance examination for all courses were cancelled.Delhi University has 77 colleges affiliated to it.
Thunder: Five players had four or more fouls. … The teams split the season series 2-2. … Oklahoma City was coming off an overtime win at Portland a night earlier. … The Thunder have lost six of eight.Clippers: They last won four straight from Nov. 23-29.SCORELESS IMPACTPatrick Beverley didn’t score in the game, taking just three shots, but he led the Clippers with his defense. He helped hold George well under his 28.6 average, second-best in the NBA. “I didn’t know that he didn’t score,” Rivers said. “It just tells you his impact. He was playing so well.”George said he loves Beverley’s passion. “I like the battle, I wish it was just called right,” he said.UP NEXTThunder: Visit the Utah Jazz on Monday to end a four-game trip.Clippers: Host the Boston Celtics on Monday. The veteran guard passed former Clipper Jamal Crawford for second in bench scoring. Williams has his sights set on Dell Curry, who owns the record of 11,147 points.“It means a lot,” Williams said. “That’s part of my legacy and what people will remember about me when I leave the game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesDanilo Gallinari added 34 points for the Clippers, scoring 15 in the first quarter to help them get off to a strong start. They stretched their lead to 14 points in the second and again in the third.“We went to the two-man game down the stretch because it was big for us,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “They were trapping Lou, but you can’t trap Lou when Gal is in the pick. They just played off each other really well.” Russell Westbrook scored 32 points on 12-of-23 shooting for the Thunder before fouling out with 53 seconds left. Paul George, who finished with 15 points, had already fouled out with 3:49 to go. Steven Adams also picked up his sixth foul in the final seconds.“A lot of those guys, they play to get fouls,” Westbrook said of the Clippers. “That’s how the game is these days. It’s not playing basketball. They’re just kind of playing to get fouls to see what happens.”George attributed the Thunder’s 34 fouls to “bad officiating.”“We’re getting scratched, clawed, held, shoved, and there’s nothing for it,” he said. “The officials just get to walk out and there’s nothing that penalizes them for not officiating the game the right way.”Westbrook’s final basket, a 3-pointer, got the Thunder to 108-107. But it was their last gasp.ADVERTISEMENT Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy LSU suspends head men’s basketball coach Will Wade Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams, left, shoots as Oklahoma City Thunder forward Markieff Morris, center, defends along with center Steven Adams during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 8, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 118-110. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Lou Williams is close to etching his name in the record book as the NBA’s career leader in points off the bench.He scored 40 points, 19 in the second quarter, to help the Los Angeles Clippers hold off the foul-plagued Oklahoma City Thunder 118-110 on Friday night for their first four-game winning streak since November.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed The Clippers ended the game on a 10-3 run, making all six of their final free throws. They were 9 of 16 from the foul line in the fourth.“We just hung in there and did the dirty work,” Rivers said.Neither team led by more than four over the final seven minutes.George came off the bench to hit a go-ahead 3-pointer that gave the Thunder a 99-98 lead, their first since scoring the game’s first basket.But the Clippers grabbed it right back on a basket by Gallinari. He and Williams combined to score the Clippers’ final 15 points.“We had chemistry,” Williams said. “Gal had it going early and I had it going late.”With Westbrook and George on the bench, the Thunder got within one early in the fourth on a three-point play by Abdel Nader.Westbrook returned and put up an airball and missed another jumper. But Markieff Morris hit a 3-pointer that again drew the Thunder within one.Without Westbrook and George, the Thunder closed the third with a rush. Down by 14, they outscored the Clippers 12-2 to trail 88-84 going into the fourth. 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Former German tennis star Boris Becker has been declared bankrupt by a court in London after failing to pay a “substantial” long-standing debt since 2015.Lawyers for the the three-time Wimbledon champion pleaded with a Bankruptcy Court registrar today to allow Becker a “last chance” to pay off the debt.But Registrar Christine Derrett, who recalled watching Becker play on Centre Court, ruled there was a lack of credible evidence the outstanding payment would be forthcoming and refused to adjourn the case.”One has the impression of a man with his head in the sand,” she said of the six-time major winner after making the bankruptcy order following a brief hearing.The bankruptcy application was made by private bankers Arbuthnot Latham and Co. in connection with a judgment debt owed them by Becker dating back to 2015.The German’s lawyers had argued there was sufficient evidence to show that he would be able to pay the debt soon through a refinancing arrangement, involving remortgaging a property in Mallorca, which was expected to raise six million euros (6.7 million).His advocate told the registrar his instructions from Becker were that it was expected the deal would be approved by a Spanish bank in approximately one month.Becker’s advocate said his client was not likely to benefit from bankruptcy and it could have an adverse effect on his “image”.But the judge responded: “He should have thought about that a long time ago.”She added: “It is not often the case that a professional person has a judgment (debt) outstanding against them since October 2015. This is a historic debt.”advertisementBecker split with former world number one Novak Djokovic last December following three successful years together, the Serb winning six of his 12 Grand Slam titles with Becker as coach.
This article was written by Brad Walter from the Sydney Morning Herald.The article is available from http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/merger-puts-nrl-in-touch-with–2m-player-base-20130813-2rujo.html#ixzz2bqZGaQFuThe greatest game of all has just got even greater, with up to 2 million Australians now considered rugby league players after a historic partnership between the NRL and Touch Football Australia.The merger, which has been years in the making, will give the NRL greater clout to secure government funding, ensure access to more sporting fields and provide a foot in the door at private schools that only play rugby union.Importantly, it also creates an association with mothers and other people who may have never previously felt any connection with the NRL. Rugby league can be a brutal game but NRL Touch – as the sport that began in 1963 and was formalised by the South Sydney Junior Rugby League Club five years later – can be safely played by people of any age or sex.Effectively, they are now playing rugby league and there are 1.03 million participants involved in organised competitions as well as 844,000 boys and girls who take part in NRL development programs each year.The aim of the new alliance is to increase the overall playing numbers to 2 million, or 10 per cent of the national population.”We are announcing a commitment to build the biggest sporting community in Australia,” NRL chief executive Dave Smith said. ”Quite simply this an opportunity for people of all ages, all abilities and genders to play the greatest game of all every day of the week and all year round.”The partnership also gives league a foothold in places it may not otherwise have because touch football is played across Australia and internationally.Sydney Roosters star Sonny Bill Williams was among the host of present and former players happy to play a demonstration game of touch at Allianz Stadium wearing T-shirts with the NRL logo and the slogan ”A place on the field for everyone”, as his sister Niall captained New Zealand in the sport.”I am happy for the touch people because I know how hard it is for my sister in New Zealand who struggles just to go to competitions because there is no funding,” Williams said.Touch Football Australia chief executive Colm Maguire said there were other financial benefits too.”We can have a look at cost efficiencies, we can have a look at joint approaches to government, we can have a look at green space and we can have a look at commercial opportunities, so we see this is the first step on a long journey,” Maguire said.”There are a lot of sports now having a look at how to capture hearts and minds from a cradle to grave-type of approach, and I think the only way you can grow your membership base is to actually have people sample your product.”Warriors and Kiwis halfback Shaun Johnson is one of numerous NRL players – including Benji Marshall – with a touch background and he tweeted: ”Very cool to see the partnership between NRL and Touch starting. Played a big part in my development. #GoodMove #AboutTime”.Former Roosters, Queensland and Papua New Guinea halfback Adrian Lam has represented Australia in touch football, and his wife and sons also play.”Personally I learnt a lot out of touch football, like how to count [players], and if you look at Brazilian soccer, all the young kids play small sided games and I think that is where touch footy can fit in with rugby league as kids at a young age can learn to pass and develop all the skills,” said Lam, whose son Lachlan was recently chosen in the Australian schoolboys league team and is going to Darwin to trial for the national touch team.”I think what else is good is that it ties families in with rugby league, which is a really positive move especially in places like western Sydney where the AFL is trying to make inroads.”Negotiations began when NRL league integration and game development manager Andrew Hill returned to the code two years ago after being recruited by AFL for its push into western Sydney and stepped up after Smith’s appointment as chief executive earlier this year.The article is available from http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/merger-puts-nrl-in-touch-with–2m-player-base-20130813-2rujo.html#ixzz2bqZGaQFuRelated LinksNRL in Touch
If you are looking for a thrilling career in one of the biggest participation sports in the nation, we have the role for you!We are seeking a Sport Operations Manager in our Australian Capital Territory Office.The successful applicant will be responsible for leading participation growth at all levels of the game, developing a representative pathway as well as the provision of education and training for coaches and referees throughout the Touch Football ACT community.If you would like to be considered for this position, candidates are requested to provide a Curriculum Vitae and a two page letter of introduction addressing the role’s selection criteria. Please note that a strong desire to work in the sporting industry and any supporting comments aligned to the position description, will be highly regarded.For further information and to lodge your application for this career opportunity, please email [email protected] close Tuesday 7th February 2017 at 9am AEDT. For any questions call 02 6212 2800.
APTN National NewsSome Blackfoot Tribe members are upset over allegations that ancient Aboriginal etchings were destroyed at a site in southern Alberta.But the lack of documented evidence is making the allegations difficult to prove.APTN National News reporter Keith Laboucan explains.
WINNIPEG – About 3,500 workers at Superstore, Extra Foods, and No Frills stores in Manitoba have ratified a new contract with Loblaw.United Food and Commercial Workers Local 832 says in a statement posted to its website that the five-year agreement — voted on by its members on Sunday — improves wages and protects full-time positions.The union also says the deal includes improved health and welfare benefits, including enhanced sick time.As well, the UFCW will work with Loblaw on a program to hire and retain persons with disabilities.The ratification comes after the union and Loblaw reached a tentative contract on Sept. 28.The statement did not contain details of Sunday’s vote or the wage increase, and there was no immediate comment from Loblaw on the ratification.“Our bargaining committee achieved real gains for themselves and their coworkers at Loblaw,” union local president Jeff Traeger said in the statement. “In an increasingly challenging industry, I’m proud of the hard work that this committee has put in.”
Roberto Alomar1997-20012BBAL/CLE26.943,113 Greg Maddux1994-98PATL39.740,169 Rollie Fingers1974-78POAK/SDP13.014,125 Reggie Jackson1971-75RF/CFOAK31.111,883 Jim Palmer1975-79PBAL27.414,463 Tom Glavine1995-99PATL26.639,232 When we think of soon-to-be Hall of Fame inductee Vladimir Guerrero’s outstanding career, we might recall his 2004 American League MVP season with the Anaheim Angels, when he carried his new squad to the postseason with a scorching .363/.424/.726 triple-slash line in September. Or perhaps we’d picture another Angels-era moment, a play that seems to be everyone’s favorite Guerrero highlight: that time he somehow blooped a hit on a pitch that bounced in front of home plate.But many of Guerrero’s top moments came in relative obscurity, as a member of the (late, lamented) Montreal Expos. Although fans of the big-market Atlanta Braves and New York Mets got to see him play on television with some frequency, Guerrero was mostly touted as baseball’s best-kept secret during his peak, routinely playing before microscopic audiences at Stade Olympique. He was baseball’s equivalent of an indie band on the cusp of national discovery — the hipster fan’s alternative to mainstream favorites like Ken Griffey Jr. or Barry Bonds. And while some assorted clips do exist of Guerrero’s feats with his first MLB team, it was also the era right before MLB.TV permanently killed the notion of an underground star. Guerrero might have been the last truly great player to bear that title.Certainly, no recent Hall of Famer was seen by fewer people in person during his best seasons than Guerrero. From 1998 to 2002, Guerrero produced 29.5 wins above replacement (WAR)1Averaging together the versions of WAR found at Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs. for the Expos, marking the top five-year stretch of his career. Over that span, an average of just 10,038 fans came to see each of Guerrero’s home games, according to attendance data from Baseball-Reference.com. That’s the fewest of any HOF member whose career took place during the expansion era (since 1961), including likely 2018 inductees Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Trevor Hoffman: Phil Niekro1974-78PATL34.910,229 John Smoltz1995-99PATL29.639,226 Gaylord Perry1972-76PCLE/TEX35.811,210 Chipper Jones1998-20023B/LFATL31.837,792 Ivan Rodriguez1996-2000CTEX29.935,120 Mike Piazza1993-97CLAD31.939,857 Includes hitters and pitchers whose entire careers came in the post-expansion era (since 1961).Sources: Baseball-Reference.com, FanGraphs Rod Carew1973-772B/1BMIN36.910,346 Randy Johnson1998-2002PSEA/ARI/ HOU43.135,791 Bert Blyleven1972-76PMIN/TEX36.810,339 Catfish Hunter1971-75POAK/NYY24.612,501 Vladimir Guerrero1998-2002RFMON29.510,038 Ozzie Smith1985-89SSSTL30.734,781 Bottom 10YearsPosTeam(s)WARATT/Game Nolan Ryan1973-77PCAL28.813,455 Jim Thome1995-993B/1BCLE26.341,716 Top 10YearsPosTeam(s)WARAVG. Att/Game The most- and least-watched Hall of Famers in their primesTop and bottom 10 Hall of Famers by team attendance per game in their five best consecutive seasons by wins above replacement, 1961-present That number stands out even more when you consider that Guerrero’s peak straddled the 1990s and 2000s, a consistent period of record-high attendance in the major leagues. All of the other least-watched Hall members on the list above came from the 1970s, when MLB-wide attendance per game had barely budged since the ’50s. By the time Guerrero came along, though, attendance was cresting after two decades of incredible growth. There’s a reason nine of the 10 most-watched HOFers came from the ’90s.But playing in a crumbling, derelict ballpark north of the Canadian border, for a franchise whose roster was gutted after the 1994 strike derailed a season many still believe was destined for a championship, Guerrero was the ultimate under-the-radar superstar. For example, he finished only 13th in MVP voting in 1998 despite producing the second-best season of his career by WAR (and tying fellow likely Chipper Jones for fifth in WAR among NL position players). During his final four seasons in Montreal, Guerrero had three seasons with a quadruple-digit on-base plus slugging (OPS), yet he finished in the top five of MVP voting only once.Of course, in some ways the privacy of Montreal also added to Guerrero’s mystique. In combination with his thrilling style of play — he loved to swing at (and hit) anything in the same area code as the plate, and he rifled down base runners with a cannon of an arm in right field — there was a certain romance to the image of the mega-talented Guerrero toiling away thanklessly for a soon-to-be-relocated shell of a franchise. He helped2Alongside underrated second baseman Jose Vidro and pitchers Javier Vazquez and Tomo Ohka. drag the Expos to surprising respectability in seasons like 2002, when they beat the odds to finish second in the NL East with 83 wins despite owning the league’s lowest payroll. And when Guerrero was finally given the spotlight of a bigger market in 2004, he made the most of it in MVP fashion.It made for a great narrative arc to the career of an all-time great player. However, it’s still a shame more people didn’t get to see Guerrero play during his peak seasons. Nowadays, we take it for granted that we can watch small-market stars whenever we want via the power of streaming. But Guerrero serves as a reminder of a time not so long ago, when brilliant individual performances could still be limited to an extremely small audience of lucky admirers.