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Digicel pumps $366 million into JFF

first_img Butler further pointed out that since Digicel became a part of, the Jamaican landscape in 2001 contributed over a billion dollars in support of the JFF. “This new partnership of $366 million will be for the next four years, and we hope this will give the programme a boost and put the team in position as they look to Russia and beyond. Digicel hopes to be a part of the euphoria when Jamaica qualifies for Russia 2018,” he said. “This will support other initiatives such as women’s football, youth football and the senior team to ensure that the Boyz stay on peak in their preparation.” JFF president Captain Horace Burrell noted that the federation has been going through very difficult times financially and that the sponsorship came at the perfect time. “Our partnership with Digicel could not have come at a better time. The JFF has been struggling. Even some overseas-based players question why is it so hard for a brand like the Reggae Boyz to get a sponsor. But Digicel is the real deal because while some sponsors support programmes with kind, Digicel supports it with money,” said Burrell. “We need more support from corporate Jamaica and the Government because sports put us (country) on the world map and without sports the recognition we have received internationally would not be possible,” he stated. Meanwhile, Minister of Sports Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, says Digicel has made itself a part of the Jamaican family and she commended it for its input to the continued development of sports. “This new administration is very happy to continue the development of sports as a critical vehicle for economic growth,” Grange said. “Football has and continues to be a unifying force in this country. Digicel is a striving enterprise and the company’s contribution is invaluable. “But it goes without saying that there can be no successful programme or team without sustainable capital injection, and this is just one of the many contributions that has made Digicel such a highly respectable company,” she stated. THE Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) received a well-needed boost yesterday when Digicel CEO David Butler announced that the telecoms giant would be extending its sponsorship of the country’s football for the next four years to the tune of US$3 million (J$366 million) at Digicel’s head office in downtown Kingston. According to Butler, the contribution is not only for the national senior team, currently involved in World Cup-qualifying football and will face Costa Rica on Friday and Monday, but it is geared towards the entire programme including women and youth development. The communications firm has included other initiatives, including financial bonus for every game won or drawn, and a donation to a charity of the scorer’s choice for every goal converted by the Boyz. BOOSTlast_img read more

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Ancajas’ Survival Camp gets boost for makeover

first_imgMOST READ Joven Jimenez, Ancajas’ chief trainer and manager, said the money will be used to improved the sleeping quarters of the 15 boxers currently billeted at their camp in Barangay Ramirez, Magallanes, Cavite.Jimenez and Ancajas, who is in deep training for his fifth title defense against fellow Filipino Jonas Sultan on April 14 in Las Vegas, expressed their gratitude to MVP and other supporters like Cavite Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino, businessman Vince Vargas and lawyer Bobbet Bruce.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAccording to Jimenez, Tolentino sent workers to build a perimeter fence around the 1,500 square meters property, where Ancajas’ house is also located.Bruce donated boxing equipment while Vargas has been helping them from way back. Gaining international recognition after Ancajas’ 10th round disposal of Mexican Israel Gonzalez at American Bank Center on Feb. 3, Jimenez said Australian James MacDonald has joined his stable of fighters.Two Chinese nationals are also arriving within the week, necessitating the upgrade of the living quarters.The ultimate goal, of course, is to make Survival Camp worthy of being the training gym of a world champion.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ceres-Negros tries to inch closer to outright KO stage spot Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jerwin Ancajas, the reigning IBF junior bantamweight world champion, with his trainer and manager Joven Jimenez during the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum on Tuesday at Golden Phoenix Hotel in Pasay City. Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netSlowly but surely, Jerwin Ancajas’ Survival Camp is becoming a conducive boxing training facility.For successfully defending his International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight crown in Corpus Christi, Texas, last month, Ancajas was handed a P1 million check by business magnate Manny V. Pangilinan on Tuesday at PLDT Building in Makati City.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

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LNOC to Determine Basketball Leadership

first_imgThe outgoing leadership of the Liberia Basketball Association and its aggrieved stakeholders last Friday failed to reach a compromise and as a result failed to host its congress and the elections that were scheduled last Saturday.Congress was expected to iron out differences that could have led to the elections of its leaders for the next four years.“The way forward depends on the Liberia National Olympic Committee,” said a stakeholder.The postponement marked the fourth deferment – the first date was January 28; later to February 6 and 7; February 17 and 18 and then February 20 and 21.Reports indicate that there was too much tension at the compound of Liberia Baptist Seminary that two men engaged in a fist fight.“The case was reported to the ELWA Police Depot,” eye-witnesses said.The management of the Baptist Seminary was constrained to bring to an end the congress and its doors due to the lack of civility that characterized the congress.Meanwhile, in a way forward Deputy Sports Minister Henry Yonton and the President of Liberia National Olympic Committee (LNOC) Philipbert Brown, are expected to hold another meeting with the leadership of the LBA and the aggrieved stakeholders on Tuesday, February 24.The meeting is also expected to be attended by Youth and Sports Minister Eugene Nagbe.Friday’s CongressCongress failed to begin on Friday at as planned owing to a shocking acceptance of outgoing LBA boss, Rufus Anderson to go into negotiations with the Aggrieved Stakeholders who were not prepared to sit with him.Mr. Anderson might have accepted the negotiation to deny suggestions in the sporting community that he was the problem to basketball’s progress.He is aware of last Thursday’s protest at the Sports Commission against his administration.In the failed arrangement, the LBA boss consented to the include Mr. Jake Kabakollie as vice president, along with others to form part of the new Executive Committee.But the Aggrieved Stakeholders rejected the proposal, arguing for the entire change of leadership.Thursday’s ProtestOver 15 basketball players protested in front of the Sports Commission on Broad Street calling for the resignation of Rufus Anderson for administrative and financial malpractices.The players held placards, denouncing outgoing president Rufus Anderson, who is seeking re-election.The protesters also sealed up the two doors of the Sports Commission but at the end of the day of Thursday, the Ministry of Youth & Sports had sought a compromise and one of the doors was open on the arrival of the Deputy Police Director for Operations, Abraham Kromah.Tuesday’s MeetingOn Tuesday, the 17 of February, election was postponed for the third time over the failure of Rufus Anderson’s leadership to distribute congressional documents, through the Ministry of Youth and Sports before congress which was to start the previous day.A meeting was held in the offices of Deputy Sports Minister Henry Yonton and 7-Count Resolution, of which a copy is in our possession, was agreed upon.According to the resolution, the LBF must present the current bank statement and receipts of the Association to determine the legitimacy of 14 3rd division clubs being contested on Thursday, February 18, at 11:00am to the offices’ of the Deputy Sports Minister.The Resolution states: That all qualified teams receive package on February 18, at the Ministry of Youth and Sports’ facilities; That registration for election is open from Tuesday, February 17 to Thursday, February 19, and that registration fees for the election be paid to the election commission of the LBF constituted to oversee the election.It further stated: “That all clubs obligated to the Association must pay said money to the Secretary General of the Association or the Treasurer before the close of business on Thursday, February 19, and that the second day of the congress must be subsidized by the aggrieved party and said amount should be channeled through the Ministry of Youth and Sports on Thursday, February 19.”Mr. Ali Sylla of D-Rocks and Calvin Diggs of Flames signed on behalf of the aggrieved stakeholders as proof of commitment; while secretary general D. Allen Goodridge and president Rufus Anderson affixed their signatures on behalf of the LBF leadership and the Deputy Minister for Sports approved the Resolution.Revenge SpreeSources said the aggrieved stakeholders did not provide funds needed, as to the agreement while LBA deliberately refused to distribute congressional documents on February 2, which would mark 15 days to the election.But other sources said the aggrieved stakeholders also refused to register to participate in the elections, if the alleged 10 bogus basketball clubs were not removed from the list.With the current situation, the LNOC and the Ministry of Youth & Sports will have the mantle to determine the leadership arrangement for the Liberia Basketball Association.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Taylor Minor Hockey holding New Years fundraiser for new equipment

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – The Taylor Tornados are holding a New Year’s Eve fundraiser to pay for some new and wanted replacement equipment at the Taylor Ice Centre.Novice team director Desirae Graziano wrote a letter to the District of Taylor, asking them to waive the rental fees to hold the event at the Taylor Community Hall. At Monday’s District Council meeting, council voted in favour of waiving the fees.Graziano says that the fundraising event will be raising money to help with the cost of new equipment at the arena. At the end of August, the Taylor Minor Hockey Association needed to purchase a set of boards for the rink in order to accommodate new rules implemented by Hockey Canada this season. As of the 2016-2017 season, Hockey Canada requires that all Pre-Novice and Novice division games for players up to the age of 8 need to be played on a half-sheet of ice. The association needed to purchase the boards that can subdivide the ice, which cost a total of $7,941.71.- Advertisement -In addition, the association also wants to raise money that would go towards the purchase of a new scoreclock. Taylor’s Parks and Facilities director Troy Gould says that the current scoreclock was purchased by the District 23 years ago in partnership with PepsiCo. Gould says that the scoreclock has begun showing its age, and that arena staff did some rewiring work on the scoreclock at the end of last season after suffering numerous failures during the previous season. Speaking with Energeticcity.ca this morning, Graziano said that she was not aware of the rewiring work done on the scoreclock, but that the association would still like to get a new clock to reduce the chance of having future scoreclock failures.More details on the fundraiser will be released by Taylor Minor Hockey in the coming weeks.last_img read more

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MOTORISTS ASKED TO STUDY NEW TRAFFIC LIGHT SYSTEM AT LYIT

first_imgMotorists in Letterkenny are being asked to be vigilant for a new traffic system in the town today.The LYIT campusA new set of traffic lights will come into action outside the entrance to the LYIT on the town’s Port Road at 10am.The traffic lights are part of an overall system which has come into action to cater for the additional of a new car park opposite the campus. Parking has always been a problem for students and staff at LYIT but the new car park should help with this traffic congestion.MOTORISTS ASKED TO STUDY NEW TRAFFIC LIGHT SYSTEM AT LYIT was last modified: September 12th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:LYITtraffic lightslast_img read more

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DONEGAL MINORS TO PLAY DUBLIN AT CROKE PARK – COULD IT BE A DUB DOUBLE HEADER?

first_imgDONEGAL could be headed for a unique double-header with Dublin – in TWO All-Ireland semi-finals at Croke Park.The Minors will play the Dubs in their semi-final on August 31.And if Donegal can get past Armagh this weekend; and Dublin beat Monaghan, it could mean we take on Dublin twice at Croker in a unique double header! Donegal’s Minors beat Roscommon at the weekend in Sligo to book their semi-final berth.Jim McGuinness takes his side to Croker this Saturday (TI 4pm) to take on Armagh. DONEGAL MINORS TO PLAY DUBLIN AT CROKE PARK – COULD IT BE A DUB DOUBLE HEADER? was last modified: August 4th, 2014 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:Croke ParkdonegalDouble-headerlast_img read more

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Sprucing up homes early

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Early tree buyers tend to include businesses, families who do a lot of entertaining or plan to visit relatives over Christmas, and people like the Lees, who just love Christmas and can’t wait to start the holiday season, tree lot operators say. “Friday was busy,” said Tina Callas, owner of Tina’s Trees. “We had some people who were just chomping at the bit.” According to the National Christmas Tree Association, about 27.1 million households purchased a real Christmas tree in 2004, up from 23.4 million in 2003. That doesn’t surprise Santa & Sons Christmas Trees lot operator Mark Rohlfs, whose bushy beard and long, flowing hair make him look like Santa’s younger, hipper brother. “I think a lot of people have tried an artificial tree and weren’t happy with it,” said Rohlfs, whose lot is adjacent to the Los Angeles Valley College campus in Valley Glen. “A lot of people are thinking, ‘We’ve got enough fake stuff in our lives.”‘ Stacey Nelson, 38, of Sherman Oaks was shopping Saturday for a tree with her husband, Charlie, 42, and their two children, Sophie, 6, and Chase, 4. “It makes it magical for the children,” she said. “It is an investment, but there are other things we’ll do without. The tree is the centerpiece, and we’re Christians, so Christmas is really important to us.” Local Christmas tree lot owners said trees will vary in price, depending on the size, kind and quality. Prices range from $15 for the smallest, most scraggly “Charlie Brown” tree to up to $750 for the very tallest, fullest tree. Many can be found in the $30 to $60 range. Nationwide, the average amount spent was $42.60 in 2004, up from $33.80 in 2003. “Noble firs are the Cadillac of trees,” said Scott Ponciano, who was helping sell them at Santa & Sons. “They’re the most durable trees we have.” That is why many lots are stocked more with nobles early in the season, with shorter-lasting trees coming later. And that’s why Courtney Waite, 31, of North Hollywood decided Saturday she would postpone her tree-buying. She stopped by Santa & Sons with boyfriend William Rustrum, 34, of Hollywood, who promised to buy her a tree for her Thanksgiving Day birthday. She wanted a smaller, cheaper Douglas fir. “The noble firs are gorgeous, but they’re too expensive,” said Waite. “I usually end up with a Christmas bush in my little apartment.” Lisa M. Sodders, (818) 713-3663 lisa.sodders@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! With Thanksgiving Day leftovers still plentiful in refrigerators, some people Saturday were already purchasing their Christmas trees. Sherman Oaks couple Jenny and Sam Lee looked for the perfect Douglas fir at Tina’s Trees in Sherman Oaks with their 3-year-old son, Austin, who scampered in the straw on the sunny but blustery day. “I do love Christmas, and I want it to last as long as possible, and that means getting a tree early,” said Jenny Lee, 31. Said her husband: “Some people buy a tree a week before Christmas and throw it away a week later, and don’t get the chance to enjoy it. It’s the smell; it’s like living in the woods.” last_img read more

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Hippos start CECAFA preps

first_imgThe Hippos during Saturday morning session at Kirinya JSS Cricket Oval (Photo by FUFA Media)CECAFA U20 Championships14th-17th January, 2019Gulu, UgandaJINJA – The Uganda U20 National team, the Hippos are already undergoing preparations for the upcoming U20 CECAFA Championships that will run from the 14th to 17th of this month in Gulu.On Friday evening, the team under the guidance of Jackson Magera and Hamza Lutalo, held their first residential training at the FUFA Technical Center in Njeru.This was followed up with a morning session on Saturday at the Kirinya JSS Cricket Oval. Later in the afternoon, the Hippos will hold another session at Njeru starting 3pm.The Championships in Gulu will be the 12th to be held since CECAFA U20 inception in 1971. However they will be the first since 2010 when they were last played.Uganda is hosting the CECAFA U20 for the 4th time in history and have managed to win it once. The only triumph was in Kenya-1975 where they beat Tanzania in the finals.The U20 squad currently undergoing training:Goalkeepers: Delton Oyo (Kirinya-Jinja S.S Junior Team), Jack Komakech (Ndejje University Junior Team), Daniel Ssemwogerere (Bright Stars Junior Team), Eric Kaweesi (URA FC Junior Team).Defenders: John Rogers (Onduparaka Junior Team), Kevin Ssekimbega (Express Junior Team), Jonathan Gift Odong (Kakungulu Memorial), Innocent Opiro (Ndejje University Junior Team), Ibrahim Juma (KCCA Soccer Academy), Gavin Kizito Mugweri (Vipers Junior Team), Yasin Mukiibi (Kataka), Samson Kasozi (Bright Stars Junior Team).Midfielders: Ronnie Ziraba (Express Junior Team), Shafik Waswanga (Ndejje University Junior Team), Ibrahim Ekellot (KCCA Soccer Academy), John Kokas Alou (URA Junior Team), Thomas Kakaire (Bright Stars Junior Team), Polycarp Mwaka (Ndejje University Junior Team), Andrew Kawooya (Vipers Junior Team), Ivan Asaba (Vipers Junior Team), Yasin Abdul Owane (Vipers Junior Team), Isma Mugulusi (Kirinya-Jinja S.S Junior Team), Derrick Lubega (Express Junior Team), Owen Mukisa (BUL Junior Team).Forwards: Iddi Abdul Wahid (Onduparaka Junior Team), Najib Yiga (Vipers Junior Team), George Opio (Luzira FC), Rogers Mugisha (Mbarara City Junior Team), James Jarieko (Paidha Black Angels Junior Team).Comments Tags: CECAFA U20Uganda Hipposlast_img read more

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Moving Past Prevented Planting

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Emily UnglesbeeDTN Staff ReporterROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) — With 55% of his acres left unplanted in 2019, one might have expected Matt Foes to put up his feet and take a vacation.Instead, the Sheffield, Illinois, farmer rolled up his sleeves and spent a large part of this summer working a year ahead.“I went into the summer expecting that this fall would be no different than the spring — so really challenging,” said Foes. “So I spent the summer preparing those fields for 2020: I sprayed herbicides, tilled to smooth out seed beds and seeded cover crops.” In the weeks and months to come, he will tackle field repairs, cover crop termination, weed control and fertility management on those same acres, all before planting his actual crop — or so he hopes.“If I learned anything from 2019, it’s that you aren’t guaranteed to get an opportunity to do anything you’ve planned,” he said.Farmers reported a record number of prevented planting acres this year after a historically wet, challenging planting season. By late August, USDA’s Farm Service Agency estimated that nearly 20 million acres were left unplanted. And of those acres, more than 4.7 million acres were seeded to cover crops — more than double the previous year.As these farmers head into 2020, much remains to be done. Fields that sat fallow could face nutrient and microbe deficiencies, as well as weed problems. Cover crops need termination and management plans, and many fields are in need of repairs from equipment and water damage.Here’s a look at the top priorities for prevented planting acres this fall and winter:1. HAVE A PLAN FOR COVER CROPSFoes counts himself among the unplanned cover crop experimenters of 2019. “I’m completely new to cover crops,” he said. “This is a learn-as-you-go situation — we’re calling an audible.”Moving quickly in late July, Foes broadcast and tilled wheat seed on all the acres destined for a soybean crop in 2020. On the acres destined for corn, he bought discounted leftover treated soybean seed from a seed company and planted the soybeans as a cover.Like many, he now must navigate how to manage them before planting season rolls around. Growers have a handful of options. First, they can let certain cold-sensitive covers (like soybeans) overwinter and die. That leaves a mat of residue in the spring to manage — and possible volunteer seed, if the cover went through reproductive stages in the fall.Foes was fortunate; by using a later maturity group (3.6) than he normally does, his soybeans made it to the podding stage but never produced seeds. He hopes to terminate them with tillage this fall, but so far Mother Nature has intervened with rain and snow events.“I’m trying to avoid the ‘wet blanket’ effect on ground that is already typically wet, since 2020 will be starting with a full soil profile,” he explained. If he misses his fall window, Foes will aim to break up that blanket of dead covers with some vertical tillage in the spring.Other winter-hardy cover crops, such as wheat or rye, will continue growing in the spring, so growers will need a termination plan — will you aim to spray it out early in the spring or plant your spring crop into a “green” or living cover?Foes planted winter wheat that tillered out fully and grew a foot-tall canopy, but never entered reproductive stages. “It didn’t vernalize, so it won’t set seed,” he said. He expects some of it will winterkill and the rest will require a spring termination with herbicides.Other questions remain, too. Cover crop supplies for certain species, such as rye, got pretty tight this summer, due to the high demand. Depending on the source and quality of your cover crop seed, growers should watch for weed seed invaders, surprise volunteers and even disease inoculum in those fields.Foes used bin-run winter wheat seed, but had it professionally cleaned to try to protect his fields. “I didn’t want to inherit someone else’s weed problems, so we didn’t do straight bin-run seed,” he said.Finally, the heavy residue or growing cover of a fall-planted cover crop can be attractive to some spring insects, particularly those who need grassy covers to lay their eggs. See more on that here: https://www.dtnpf.com/….2. WATCH THOSE WEEDSAbsent a crop, weeds grew quickly on many prevented planting acres this summer. Some farmers managed to get across those fields with herbicide applications or tillage, but weather and time restraints stymied others. Summer annual weed escapes have spent the fall sowing seed in some prevented planting fields, and now winter annual weeds are emerging.Foes managed a pass of glyphosate and 2,4-D on most of his acres around the Fourth of July, but wet fall weather has blocked his attempts at additional weed control. He is worried about the waterhemp escapes he saw sprouting in some fields this summer.Like many other farmers with prevented planting, Foes may have to grapple with dense weed seedbeds next season. For more details and recommendations on fall weed control, see this DTN story: https://www.dtnpf.com/….3. KNOW YOUR NUTRIENT NEEDSBeware of Fallow Ground Syndrome on prevented planting acres planted to corn in 2020. Corn enjoys a symbiotic relationship with a type of soil-dwelling fungi called mycorrhizae that grow along its roots and help the plant absorb key nutrients such as phosphorus. When a field is fallowed or planted to a crop that doesn’t support these organisms, the next corn crop can struggle to take up nutrients, resulting in stunted, yellowed or purpling plants.Some cover crops, particularly grass species, can maintain populations of these fungi for a following corn crop; others, such as brassicas, will not. Some growers may need to consider starter fertilizer options to help a 2020 corn crop planted to fallow ground. See more from the University of Missouri here: https://ipm.missouri.edu/….Do an accounting of your prevented planting acres’ applied fertility. Some nutrients such as nitrogen (converted to nitrates), boron and sulfur are very mobile in the soil and may no longer be present if you applied them in the fall of 2019 or the spring of 2020.Other, more stable nutrients in the soil, such as phosphorus, copper or zinc, should still be available in the soil if there was no crop planted to use them. For more details on the mobility and availability of common nutrients, see this guide from Cornell University: https://nrcca.cals.cornell.edu/….Make sure you know how the cover crop you may have chosen for your acres will affect the field’s fertility in the spring. Some covers can either tie-up or release key nutrients as they grow and die, and nitrogen availability is often a top concern for corn growers.See more details on cover crop’s effects on soil fertility from Purdue University here: https://ag.purdue.edu/…, Cornell here: http://nmsp.cals.cornell.edu/…, Penn State here: https://extension.umd.edu/… and Oregon State University here: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/….4. BRACE FOR FIELD REPAIRSMany prevented planting acres (and planted acres) face serious damage from heavy equipment use on overly wet soils in the summer and fall of 2019. Growers may have to repair ruts and soil compaction and do seedbed preparation later this fall or in the spring.“We will be going through and making sure to alleviate any sins we committed this spring,” Foes said.Watch for less obvious field damage as well, Foes cautions. His land’s tiling systems got an impromptu stress test from the spring and early summer’s heavy rainfalls. Some of the older sections failed.“There was just so much pressure from so much water draining that all the weak points were found,” he recalled. “I’ve discovered several old clay tile lines that I didn’t know existed because they blew out from the water pressure.”For more on field repairs ahead, see this article from Michigan State University here: https://www.canr.msu.edu/….Emily Unglesbee can be reached at Emily.unglesbee@dtn.com.Follow her on Twitter @Emily_Unglesbee.(PSSK)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Musical Memes, Choosing A Netizen Anthem

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Celebrated Amateurs: Tay Zonday’s “Chocolate Rain” first became viral via 4Chan and has since landed the mahogany-voiced baritone features on Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live, a spot on Lily Allen’s Freeloader Nation Tour, and several endorsement deals. Also an overnight sensation, Gary Brolsma or “the Numa Numa Guy” is best known for his animated YouTube lipsync to Moldovan band O-Zone’s “Dragostea din tei.” Brolsma has since been featured in a South Park episode and videos for the Bare Naked Ladies and Weezer. While neither of these songs make strong direct political or social statements, the fact that they are so widely embraced, is a testament to the web’s spirit of playfulness. There are a number of perfectly worthy anthems for the wired generation. Kraftwerk’s Computer Love might suffice, or the Ataris’ Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start captures the essence of devoted Konami Contra fans. But a real anthem rallies a movement. It’s the kind of song that is not only widely accepted, but it inspires people to change their lives and behaviors. The hippies have Blowin’ in the Wind, the children of disco have Stayin’ Alive and the GLBT community has I’m Coming Out. But what do modern day netizens consider their anthem? What gets us grooving in our guilds, cranking out our code and soldering up a mean arduino? Below are some of the top musical memes and anthems from recent years. If you got suggestions for a netizen anthem, leave them in the comments below. Love and Longing – Code Monkey: While Jonathan Coulton is perhaps one of the greatest geek anthem musicians with songs like Re Your Brains and That Spells DNA, Code Monkey still manages to top the list with its universal themes of a struggling underdog and unrequited geek love. The song actually became the theme for G4’s now defunct Code Monkeys TV series. It also spurred a number of YouTube mash ups including Mike Booth’s World of Warcraft machinima video. Pursuit of Knowledge – Free Software Song: Richard Stallman is best known as the founder of the GNU Project and father of the Free Software Foundation. A truly brilliant developer, Stallman has been writing folk songs about technology for more than a decade. His Free Software song based on Bulgarian “Sadi Moma” helped define the musical genre of “filking” – a type of folk music generally created by science fiction & fantasy fans. The song is a tribute to free culture and copyleft software licensing. Bootstrapped Success – Crank That Soulja Boy: In early 2007, DeAndre Ramone Way, also known as Soulja Boy, was a little known rap artist with a number of tracks released on YouTube and music community SoundClick. Thanks to his Crank That Soulja Boy hit, by 2009 Way was a Grammy Award nominated artist with a record deal and his own production company. According to a Yahoo’s Music blog post from May 2009, “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” has sold over 4,183,000 digital downloads in the United States, becoming the third highest-selling song ever. The song became an internet sensation after the dance tutorial video received more than 40 million YouTube views. Thousands of new videos have since been uploaded to YouTube in tribute to this anthem of a bootstrapped star. Resurrected Oldies: A number of songs written by music superstars have since become geek anthems. Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up was resurrected after 20 years when the act of tricking individuals into listening to the song or Rickrolling became a popular meme. The Astley meme became so widespread that Astley himself Rickrolled the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving parade in 2008. Meanwhile, Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” although always a popular rock ballad, got it’s first taste at video meme-dom in a “Team Cyprus” video that was wildly criticized as an ostentatious display of wealth during one of the country’s worst economic slumps in history. The song has since been featured in an a cappella version on the season premiere of Glee. The squeaky-clean Glee version debuted at number four on the Billboard charts. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Lists#web dana oshirolast_img read more

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