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Bulldogs Blank Lions On The Court

first_imgBatesville defeated Rushville 5-0 on Tuesday. Lleyton Ratcliffe, Sam Geisting, and Adam Scott all won in singles. The doubles teams of George Ritter/Cooper Williams and Brayden Worthington/Lane Oesterling won in doubles.In JV, Batesville won 2-0. The doubles teams of Ben Rodgers/Grant Story and Jonathan Hoff/Sam Voegele won.Both teams are 11-0 (6-0 EIAC) and will play at Connersville on Thursday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img

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Wenger defiant after nervy victory

first_img He added: “I’m not 30 years in this job at the top level to be destroyed by people saying I don’t know what I’m doing. (If I was) I would have stopped this job a long time ago. But we have responsibilities and have to stand up and get the team ready to fight.” It took two bits of magic from Cazorla to rescue the north London club. The Spaniard, who now has 11 goals for Arsenal, opened the scoring with a fierce drive past Brad Guzan after he saw his first shot blocked. Wenger said: “Santi Cazorla played very well and delivered in a game that was very important. He’s a great player. He has shown he’s a great football player and I’m happy and grateful he delivered those two important goals.” Villa, meanwhile, slip in to the bottom three on goal difference following Wigan’s win at Reading. Manager Lambert was disappointed to see his team come away with nothing despite a pleasing display. “We shouldn’t have lost it,” the Scot said. “We were exceptional in parts of that game and we should have been in the lead at half-time. At the very least we should have come away with a point. “We’ve played like that for a number of weeks: West Brom, Everton, Newcastle in the second half, West Ham. “We’ve just got to try and get more points on the board. We’ve got massive games still to come, and there’ll be a lot of twists and turns this season.” The Gunners boss seemed on course for another disappointing result when Andreas Weimann equalised Santi Cazorla’s opener, but the Spanish midfielder rescued his team with a well-taken winner five minutes from time. When asked whether these had been “dreadful times”, Wenger replied: “Of course. But you do your job and focus on the next game. That’s what I did.” Arsene Wenger has taken aim at his critics again as Arsenal ended a difficult week on a high with a nervy 2-1 victory over Aston Villa.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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‘A disorderly Brexit would damage Irish fisheries irreparably’ – KFO

first_imgThe Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation have said their members and the wider fishing industry are in a heightened state of anxiety about what the UK’s next steps might be with Brexit. Responding to last night’s developments in the House of Commons, Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation CEO, Seán O’Donoghue said the current situation was ‘playing politics with the livelihoods of Irish fishermen’.MPs rejected Theresa May’s Brexit deal for a second time to prompt further instability at Westminster and uncertainty over the UK’s departure from the EU. The prime minister saw 391 MPs vote against her withdrawal agreement on Tuesday, with 242 voting in favour.With uncertainty deepening and only 16 days remaining until the UK is due to leave the European Union, O’Donoghue insists that answers must now be forthcoming.“We’ve been beating this drum for a long time in stating that the seafood and fishing industries are uniquely exposed given the sharing of fishing grounds with the UK,’ he said.“The Department of the Taoiseach reiterated last night that all of the important commercial fish stocks which we rely on are shared with the UK and approximately one third of all landings of fish by Irish vessels come from UK waters. “An orderly Brexit is imperative, otherwise we face chaos and conflict on the high seas in the very near future not to mention the major conflict issues around exports and landings.“We cannot countenance this happening and in the event of ‘no-deal Brexit’, we must at a minimum, maintain the existing access and quota sharing arrangements until the end of 2019 as covered in the recent Commission’s proposal,” O’Donoghue added.“Whereas fish are mobile and know no borders nor bear any nationality, our trawlers don’t have this luxury and must obey boundaries and exclusion zones.“Our industry is standing on the edge of a precipice and everything that we have strived for and developed for generations is staring into the abyss“We’ve worked tirelessly on this for almost two years, we’ve achieved a great deal in terms of commitments in both the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration only to be now faced with this latest shambles in Westminster,” he said. “The situation is much too serious to be playing politics with the livelihoods of Irish fishermen.”‘A disorderly Brexit would damage Irish fisheries irreparably’ – KFO was last modified: March 13th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Agriculture and FisheriesBrexitKFOKillybegslast_img read more

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‘We CAN reduce violence in South Africa’ – Radebe

first_imgChildren at the launch of 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign in Reiger Park on 25 November. (Photo: DOC)Minister in the Presidency Jeff RadebeEvery great social movement of our time began with the fight for an ideal. The anti-apartheid movement in South Africa and abroad was fuelled by a profound need to end decades of racial discrimination and to see the birth of a democratic nation. The civil rights movement in the US sought to end segregation.Both these movements have come to signify the triumph of justice, humanity and tolerance over discrimination. Both had humble beginnings and only burgeoned into unstoppable behemoths with the march of time.Our triumphant march to democracy in 1994 was only achieved because of often untold sacrifice by hundreds of thousands of ordinary South Africans. What emerged from the dark depths of apartheid was a society committed to democracy, gender equality and the empowerment of women.Our commitment to gender equality is one of the founding principles of our new society and is a core right of the Constitution. In an ideal world the Constitution and our unwavering commitment to the rights of women and children would have been enough to ensure an end to violence against women and children.Sadly, our Constitution, legislation and institutional mechanisms such as the specialised sexual offences courts, Thuthuzela Care Centres, Family, Child and Sexual Offences Units and Domestic Violence Courts have not fully stemmed violence against women and children.When searching for answers to this continuing sad reality many things should be taken into account. We dare not forget the trauma which stems from our violent past. The apartheid state used violence as its primary instrument of control and not even women and children were spared.This culture of violence still runs through our proverbial veins like a cancer.However, all is not lost and just as cancer can be beaten; there is hope that we can drastically reduce the incidence of violence against women and children in our lifetime.The collective social movement to end the scourge began 16 years ago when the first 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign was held in South Africa. Just as apartheid was not defeated in a day, the battle to stop violence against women and children has been a long time coming.With every passing year more men have become involved and have begun to raise their collective voices. This year’s slogan for the campaign which runs until December 10 is: “Count Me In: Together moving a non-violent South Africa forward”.President Jacob Zuma launched the campaign on Tuesday, November 25 at the WJ Clements Stadium in Reiger Park, Ekurhuleni.The call to #CountMeIn is a powerful one and government strongly believes that it will find resonance with many people. Everyone has a role to play in raising our collective voice during #16Days2014.Together our combined efforts can bring an end to the scourge of violence against women and children, just as apartheid was defeated by a collective groundswell of popular resistance.However, if this is to become a reality the call to #CountMeIn must be more than just merely another hashtag on social media.To truly be counted in will require a change from all of us. No longer can we look away from what often takes place on our own doorsteps. The reality is that violence and abuse against women and children is not perpetrated by vile monsters; but by our neighbours, friends and even us.The time for change is now; together we can use the 16 Days Campaign to call on all sectors of society to stand up and be counted as part of the solution to eradicate gender-based violence.Let us raise our collective voices in our 20th Year of Freedom and 60 years after the adoption of the historic Women’s Charter.Support the campaign by wearing the white ribbon during the 16-day period; a white ribbon is a symbol of peace and symbolises the commitment of the wearer to never commit or condone violence against women and children.Participate in the 16 Days of Activism events and activities which are taking place. It is within our hands to have a society in which we do not read or hear about the abuse that women and children often suffer at the hands of heartless perpetrators.By being counted in we pledge to be the change we want to see.Count Me In: I will protect my sister.Count Me In: I care for the safety of women and children.Count Me In: I am cool, I do not bully.Count Me In: I do not punch others.last_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 [email protected] her on Twitter @Emily_Unglesbee.(PSSK)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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a month agoNapoli captain Insigne snaps back at reporters after Cagliari defeat

first_imgNapoli captain Insigne snaps back at reporters after Cagliari defeatby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli captain Lorenzo Insigne snapped back at reporters after defeat to Cagliari.A late Lucas Castro header proved the winner.Sky Sport Italia pundit Giancarlo Marocchi angered Insigne when suggesting they played with the intensity of a pre-season friendly.“I find that offensive, especially from a former player, to suggest that we didn’t give our all out there,” replied Insigne.“You can criticise our results, but I will not stand for claims we gave less than 100 per cent today.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Video: Marshall Football Is Fired Up After Its Win Over Purdue

first_imgMarshall players fired up in the locker room after win over Purdue.Instagram/@fleebandzMarshall is coming off of a fantastic 13-1 2014 season, while Purdue struggled to a 3-9 record. Today’s game at Marshall was not expected to be a highlight of the opening weekend of college football, but it was the only Sunday game, and fans were treated to a pretty exciting affair. In the end, the game was bookended by two pick-sixes for Marshall’s Tiquan Lang on the first play from scrimmage and with 1:20 remaining in the fourth, and the Thundering Herd won the game 41-31. Purdue isn’t the sexiest Big Ten win a team can get, but Marshall is going to celebrate anyway, and rightfully so. The team was pretty pumped in the locker room after the game, based on this video posted by wide receiver Deon-Tay McManus. Big 10 what ain’t no pressure with them herd boyz A video posted by Blessed (@fleebandz) on Sep 6, 2015 at 4:05pm PDT Purdue was the only power conference game on the schedule for Marshall, which travels to Ohio next weekend.last_img read more

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Höegh Autoliners Sells 16th PCTC for Recycling

first_imgzoom Norwegian RoRo shipping company Höegh Autoliners sold its 1988-built Pure Car and Truck Carrier MV Morning Mercator for recycling on November 15.The company said that the vessel will be recycled at China’s shipbreaking yard Jiang Men City Zhong Xin Shipbreaking & Steel Co., as part of Höegh Autoliners’ green recycling policy, under supervision by Grieg Green.“This is the 16th car carrier we have sold for green recycling since 2009. We are pleased to use a recycling yard which have successfully recycled several of our vessels in recent years, and that Grieg Green will supply services to safeguard safe and environmentally friendly recycling,” Steinar Løvdal, Chief Operating Officer Deep Sea, said.Previously named Hual Tricorn, the 23,100 dwt ship, which was built by South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, has a length of 200 meters and a width of 32 meters.The company sold its 15th car carrier, the 1980-built Höegh Tropicana, for “green recycling” in China in December 2013.last_img read more

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Men ask court to overturn towns decision to keep swastika in street

first_imgTwo residents of a southwestern Ontario town are asking a court to overturn the municipality’s decision to keep the word “swastika” in the name of a local street, arguing the term is offensive to many.The Township of Puslinch decided not to change the name of Swastika Trail in December after a group representing residents of the privately owned street voted in favour of maintaining the name.Randy Guzar, who lives on Swastika Trail, and William Knetsch, who lives nearby, filed an application for judicial review this week, asking a court to quash the township’s decision and the result of the vote by the Bayview Cottagers’ Association.“Given the evils associated with the swastika, Swastika Trail’s name is a matter of significant controversy and is offensive to many on the street, in the Township, in the province, and nationally,” the men argue in their application.The township’s decision to keep the name was unreasonable, the men claim.“The Township relied exclusively on the result of the Nov. 1 vote — a vote which … was plagued by procedural errors and was not even conducted in accordance with the Cottagers’ Association Constitution,” their application alleged.Puslinch’s chief administrative officer and clerk, Karen Landry, said in an interview that the township followed the processes of the Municipal Act on the matter. The town council will review Guzar and Knetsch’s legal application before deciding what course of action to take in response, she said.Bayview Cottagers’ Association President Donna O’Krafka declined to comment on the legal action, but said she does not believe a name change for Swastika Trail is necessary.Swastika Trail was named in the 1920s before the rise of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany, local residents have said. Those in support of keeping the name have argued the swastika had a long history as a symbol of peace prior to the Second World War, but others have argued the name is now associated primarily with hate and genocide.The street in Puslinch is owned by a numbered corporation controlled by a man who lives on Swastika Trail, Guzar and Knetsch’s legal application says.The men claimed in their application that when they attended the meeting of the Bayview Cottagers’ Association last year, they did not know that they would be voting on the trail name issue, or that the township would treat the result of that 25-20 vote as “binding and determinative.”The association only allowed members who live on Swastika Trail to vote on the issue, contrary to the group’s constitution, the men alleged.The association’s notice of the meeting was “one-sided and tainted by bias,” containing a link to an article about the history of the swastika before its use by the Nazis, and a list of over 30 items — such as driving licenses and passports — that residents would have to have updated if Swastika Trail received a new name, Guzar and Knetsch alleged in their application.They also argued that no one in favour of changing the trail’s name was allowed to contribute to the notice circulated in advance of the vote, or the agenda of the meeting at which the vote took place, though they acknowledged that Guzar was allowed to read a letter from a Jewish advocacy group opposing the street’s name at the meeting.Association executives also distributed pamphlets to members arriving at the meeting, urging them to “reclaim the swastika” and reminding them that the swastika has been a sign of peace for hundreds of years, the application said.Guzar and Knetsch alleged in their application that the township “abdicated its responsibility under the Municipal Act and exercised no independent judgment,” in allowing the cottagers’ association vote to determine the name-change issue.last_img read more

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Are Pro Wrestlers Dying at an Unusual Rate

I was barely 13 years old during WrestleMania VI on April 1, 1990, and just about at the height of my pro-wrestling fandom. I watched every televised event and read wrestling magazines, and I had been to a live event at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu. I even watched unofficial wrestling-analysis shows that aired in the middle of the night. I was delirious.My favorite wrestler was Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, who took on “Mr. Perfect,” who had yet to lose in a televised head-to-head matchup. Brutus won. “Mr. Perfect,” a.k.a. Curt Hennig, had finally lost.Hennig died in 2003 at age 44.Of course, the main event at WrestleMania VI was the “Ultimate Challenge,” in which The Ultimate Warrior defeated Hulk Hogan to unify the Intercontinental Championship and the WWF Championship for the first — and so far only — time ever (the WWF changed its name to the WWE in 2002).The Ultimate Warrior, James Hellwig, died two weeks ago at age 54.Here are a few other pieces of information about WrestleMania VI:One match — Earthquake’s defeat of Hercules — featured two wrestlers who are now both dead.It was Andre the Giant’s last major televised match; he died in 1993 at age 46.Dusty Rhodes, who won his first wrestling title in 1968, is 68. His tag-team partner, Sapphire, his opponents “Macho Man” Randy Savage and the Sensational Queen Sherri, and his surprise manager, Miss Elizabeth (who was in a “feud” with Macho Man, her real-life husband), died in 1996, 2011, 2007 and 2003, respectively.Just five of 14 matches featured wrestlers who are all alive today.Here’s the card with all of the televised matches for the night. I’ve marked the ones who are dead in red; it’s one-third of the wrestlers who appeared (12 of 36, plus Miss Elizabeth).For all the dramatized bloodshed of professional wrestling, the card for WrestleMania VI certainly looks like a bloodbath. Is there anything fishy about pro wrestling, or are my intuitions about what percentage of young 1990s athletes should be alive 25 years later just way off?Let’s look at some data.I collected biographical information (including date of birth and date of death, if applicable) from the Internet Wrestling Database on all WWF wrestlers who are/would be younger than 60 in 2014, and who had at least 20 pay-per-view appearances between WrestleMania I in 1985 and the time the WWF was forced to change its name by the World Wildlife Fund in 2002 — for 203 in all.I then calculated each wrestler’s chances of dying between the ages of 25 (roughly around when his or her career may have started) and however old he or she is/would be in 2014, using actuarial tables from the Social Security Administration. Because health technology has improved significantly, I used a 1990 actuarial table to cover years before 2000, a 2000 table to cover years 2000 to 2009, and a 2010 table to cover 2010 to the present.I then broke them down by age groups and compared each group’s death rate with its expected death rate:We can also calculate the probability of so many wrestlers dying in each age group and overall by chance (using binom.dist), and it comes out like so:Note: I calculated each wrestler’s odds individually, but the probabilities in the last column of this table are based on the average probability for each group (which gets us extremely close, though technically it could be calculated precisely).I don’t want to speculate as to the cause of this phenomenon, though a number of theories in varying shades of sinister spring to mind. But it saddens me to think that my 13-year old self was so thoroughly entertained by watching ghosts. Rest in peace. read more

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