OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments MOST READ PH fighters bag 2 golds Grand Slam-seeking San Miguel Beer and Rain or Shine will shoot for wins on Wednesday that would push them closer to a twice-to-beat bonus in the quarterfinals of the PBA Governors’ Cup.And it’s not much of an advantage that the Beermen and the Elasto Painters will be facing teams that have scraped the bottom of the barrel. In fact, it could work against the two squads in the doubleheader at Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo City.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “Alaska is not a team you can relax against,” said RoS coach Caloy Garcia referring to the Aces. “We have to come out with the mentality of wanting to win rather than just playing the game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Beermen take on Phoenix Fuel at 7 p.m., right after the 4:15 p.m. duel between the Painters and the Alaska Aces.San Miguel coach Leo Austria got first-hand experience how it is paying against a team with nothing to lose when the Beermen needed a big finish and a huge game from June Mar Fajardo to subdue KIA Picanto, 118-112, in what he aptly described as “an ugly win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“It is a wake-up call for us,” said Austria who is hoping to bring to the illustrious franchise its second Grand Slam.Rain or Shine will also guard against complacency when it battles Alaska. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide LATEST STORIES 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 DAY6 is for everybody Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours How to help the Taal evacuees Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up
– Commits to providing continued support to local press corps While pledging his continued support to the media fraternity in Guyana, President David Granger also thanked the press corps for the handling of information of his illness.In addressing the annual media brunch hosted at the Baridi Benab at State House on Sunday, the Guyanese head of state said he was heartened by the “tenderness and sensitive handling.”It was his first interaction with the media since being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The President was first diagnosed with the disease in mid-November 2018.“Thanks to the entire press corps, particularly for their sensitive handling of my disease, over the past few months. It could have led to speculation, but I was very heartened by the tenderness or sensitive handling of the way in which it was handled,” he told the gathering.Granger recalled making a promise to the Guyana Press Association (GPA) to provide assistance to its members andPresident David Granger addressing the annual media brunch held at the Baridi Benab State House on Sunday.said finances from Government is now available.He said that will go towards assisting the Association with hosting training workshops, forums and other activities to enhance the skills and professionalism of the local media corps.The President also committed to providing support to the GPA for the publishing of its history. The GPA will celebrate its 75th year in 2020, having first established in the year 1945. The press association is said to be one of the oldest, alongside the Press Association of Jamaica.Meanwhile, the President also reminded members of the press, particularly managers and editors, of the social responsibility to the people of Guyana. He reiterated the importance of fact-checking and ensuring that sound and accurate information is published or broadcasted. He called on the GPA to play a more active role in ensuring that practitioners conform to the generally accepted values and principles of journalism.The President also cautioned media workers to be cognisant of the fact that Guyana’s ethnic relations could be volatile sometimes. He reminded that news entities carry an element of public trust, and said when someone reads something it has to be accurate.Meanwhile, President of the GPA Nazima Raghubir in her remarks said 2018 has been a challenging year for Guyanese journalists in the region and further afield, making reference to the fact that the President only held one engagement with the media for the year.“The challenges we face in the Caribbean and particularly Guyana is no different from what our colleagues around the world face. However, our freedom to express ourselves and the right to work and practice our craft is guaranteed and ought to be respected by everyone,” she said.Raghubir reminded, however, that with freedom comes responsibilities, saying that the GPA remains committed to ensuring that its members and media workers are equipped with the necessary tools to practice professional, ethical and responsible journalism “In these rather eventful times, we have to ensure that we remain independent, factual and that our work cements social cohesion rather than fracture it. More than ever, our work is being relied upon, she stated, making reference to Guyana repositioning for new economic power. She said the GPA looks forward to mutually beneficial relations with all stakeholders interested in a stronger more professional media corps in Guyana.
Who will be named world player of the year by FIFA? Whoever it is, there’s no doubt it won’t be as entertaining as the latest 442oons video.The comedy football cartoonist has released a brilliant vid in which the main Ballon d’Or contenders – or should that be Bellend’Or? – face off in a rap battle to decide the world’s best.Take a look at the vid above and check out 442oons’ YouTube channel for more funny football videos.And for a slightly – but not much – more serious look at the credentials of Cristiano Ronaldo, take a look at this…
QUARTZ HILL – A post-Columbine parental nightmare – rumors of a planned attack on a school – scared hundreds of Quartz Hill High School students away from school Friday. More teens called their parents to come get them once they got to school and heard the rumors, and dozens of parents lined up at the school office at midmorning to retrieve their children. “He called me in a panic, and I wasn’t going to doubt what he said,” parent Stacey O’Hara said as she picked up her 15-year-old son at the 3,400-pupil campus. “If this was a ploy by kids to get an additional half-day off, that would be sad, but I’m not going to take that chance. I couldn’t live with myself if something had happened and he got hurt and I ignored his cry for help.” Officials estimated that 500 Quartz Hill High students stayed home or went home because of the rumors, which said that two former students arrested last month in an alleged plot against the school – or their friends – planned an attack on Friday the 13th. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The rumors spread over the myspace.com Internet Web site popular with teenagers and through students text-messaging each other on their cell phones. Sheriff’s deputies and school officials said the rumors may have started as a hoax to start the three-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend a day early. O’Hara’s son said he had heard there would be explosions and gunshots and that the two former students had accomplices who were going to do something Friday. “You never know how crazy these kids are nowadays,” the boy said. Parent Teresa Liparote came to pick up her 14-year-old son and another boy after hearing on television news that there was a bomb threat. She also heard from another parent, who telephoned her and said something was going on at Quartz Hill High and that she might want to get the boys. “I was worried about my kids. I tried to call the school but nobody called me back,” Liparote said. Extra school security officers and deputies were posted at the campus because of the rumors, but the only incident was an M-80 firecracker that someone tossed into a trash can during lunch, causing a loud explosion. School Deputy Paul Pfrehm said some parents came to the school and, after talking with school officials, decided to leave their children in school. The rumors revolved around two boys, ages 15 and 17, who were arrested and charged before the Christmas break with planning a Columbine-style attack on Valentine’s Day in retaliation for being teased. The boys, who dressed in Goth-style makeup and clothing, said they had felt ostracized at the school, deputies said. Deputies first became aware of the rumors Thursday afternoon when parents called and said they had heard that the two boys had been released from custody and were planning a pipe-bomb attack, Sgt. Darrel Brown said. Deputies called Sylmar Juvenile Hall and were told the two boys remained locked up there. “This appears to be a hoax that started out with a rumor and traveled among the school and parents,” Brown said. “They had a text-messaging ring going where students were text-messaging each other on their cell phones.” “The hysteria caused some students to be rightfully afraid, so the ones who didn’t do anything on purpose, they are hearing rumors from fellow students,” Brown said. Different rumors circulated among parents and students, including that bombs had been found on the Quartz Hill campus and that the purported attack for which the boys were arrested was supposed to happen on Friday the 13th, not Valentine’s Day, officials said. This was students’ first week back at school since the arrests were announced. That meant this week was the first time the teens had to talk about the story at school, Principal Mark Bryant said. “People are more sensitive than they would have been otherwise. We’ve been very careful and diligent in trying to follow things up,” Bryant said. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Revenue Commissioners’ office yesterday launched a blitz against small businesses across the county including Letterkenny.The Revenue visited a number of small businesses yesterday.A number of small firms across the town were raided as part of a tax compliance operation.Employees in a number of small businesses were interviewed and asked for their employment details including PPS numbers. Among the premises visited by the Revenue was the CoLab building at Letterkenny’s Institute of Technology.A number of officers from Revenue called to the campus to carry out an audit of firms there.The CoLab is made up of small, start-up companies.The owners of various small businesses were interviewed as part of a general investigation. The latest raids are part of an overall step-up in operations by Revenue.Last month, officers raided at least two building sites around the town and interviewed a number of construction workers on site.Details of workers conditions of employment including RSI numbers were sought. REVENUE LAUNCH BLITZ AGAINST SMALL FIRMS ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: April 4th, 2014 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:CoLabdonegalletterkennyLYITRevenue Commissioners office
J.J. Reid Motors would like to sincerely thank everyone who attended and donated money on the day of the North West Classic Volkswagen and Audi Show.It was a spectacular day, with a great amount of money raised for local charities which we will be presenting with cheques next week.Above is a selection of photos of the day, we would like to also thank all the exhibitors who brought along their vehicles for display. To view more photos and to see some of the stunning offers currently available at J.J. Reid Motors click on their Facebook page.https://www.facebook.com/jjreidmotors.lk/timeline PICTURE SPECIAL – J.J.REID MOTORS NORTH WEST VOLKSWAGEN AND AUDI CAR SHOW was last modified: September 5th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessFeaturesJ.J Reid Motorsnews
The Raiders’ season is effectively one-third done, and after a win over the Chicago Bears in London on Sunday, Jon Gruden’s team resides in a Wild Card spot in the AFC.Is it ridiculous to think they could hold that?Nope. Because given the way that they have played — the way they have won — the last two weeks against playoff teams from last season, it’d be foolish to say that the Raiders don’t have a shot at playing in January.And looking around the AFC, it’s clear that there …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest When hay is harvested nutrients are removed from the field. A ton of alfalfa removes approximately 13 pounds of phosphorus (as P2O5) and 50 pounds of potash (as K2O). According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Ohio harvested 2.6 tons per acre of alfalfa in 2016.Many hay fields are not pure alfalfa. The acidic soils of the southern and eastern parts of the state make it difficult to maintain an alfalfa or clover stand so a mixed stand of grass and alfalfa/clover is common. Stands in older fields are often just mostly grass. A grass hay crop will remove just as many nutrients per ton as an alfalfa crop. The big difference is that the annual yields from grass hay fields are usually about 1.3 tons per acre lower than alfalfa fields.Livestock manure can be used as a fertilizer source to replace nutrients removed through hay harvest. Pen pack beef manure will contain approximately 7.9 pounds of nitrogen (mostly in the organic form), 4.4 pounds of phosphorus (P2O5) and 6.6 pounds of potash (K20) per ton according to OSU Extension bulletin 604. Note that these are older book values and your actual farm manure nutrient levels can vary depending upon the animal’s ration, the amount and type of bedding material used and how manure is stored and handled. The recommendation is to sample and test manure at least on a yearly basis. This will provide a more reliable indication of the actual nutrient content of the manure on your farm. For more information about how and when to sample manure, Penn State Extension has a good publication available on-line at http://extension.psu.edu/plants/nutrient-management/educational/manure-storage-and-handling/manure-sampling-for-nutrient-management-planning.Let’s assume a livestock producer wants to use pen pack beef manure to replenish the nutrients in a hay field where he harvested three tons per acre of hay. Since alfalfa and grass hay both remove similar amounts of nutrients per ton, we can assume the three tons of hay removed per acre contained 39 pounds of P2O5 and 150 pounds of K2O. If pen pack beef manure was used to replenish these nutrients, 8.8 tons per acre would be sufficient to replace the phosphorus. However, a rate of 22.7 tons per acre would be needed to replace the potash. The 22.7-ton per acre manure application rate would result in almost 100 pounds of P2O5 being applied per acre, far more than was removed in the three tons of hay.A farmer would need to be cautious about using this practice repeatedly and growing the soil phosphorus level. It takes about 20 pounds of phosphorus applied to a field to raise the soil test level one pound per acre or two parts per million. So if the soil test level is low, the additional phosphorus from the manure would not raise the soil phosphorus level much in a single year.The key to using livestock manure to replace the nutrients removed through hay harvest is to get even distribution of the manure across the entire field. Having mowed hay fields as a teenager, where bedded pack manure was applied, I would strongly urge an even distribution pattern across the field. Avoid large clumps that will plug the mower or interfere with regrowth.If you are unsure how many tons per acre your solid manure spreader applies there is a simple way to make a determination. Make a heavy plastic piece that is 56 inches by 56 inches. Fasten it to the ground with weights on the corners and apply manure across the plastic. Fold up the plastic and weigh the manure captured. Many people use a bathroom scales for this. One pound of manure captured on the plastic is equivalent to one ton of manure applied per acre. Thus, if you captured 10 pounds of manure the application rate was 10 tons per acre.It is common for county extension offices to have farmers ask, “Can manure be applied between cuttings”? The answer is “yes.” Farmers commonly use liquid swine and liquid dairy manure between cuttings to replace soil nutrients and “boost” regrowth of the forage crop in northwest Ohio. There is the potential to damage the crowns of the forage plants but most farmers seem to like the results of the manure application. Solid manure could also be applied between cuttings instead of waiting until fall to apply the manure. The manure application should take place as some as the hay is baled.Liquid beef manure is also being used to replace nutrients in hay fields. Liquid beef manure we have sampled has contained 40 pounds nitrogen (about half in the organic form and half in the ammonium form), 35 pounds of phosphorus (P2O5) and 30 pounds of potash (K20) per 1,000 gallons of product. Applied with a drag hose, this can be an excellent fertilizer for a forage.A final cautionary note regarding manure application to forage fields: If manure is coming from a herd with animals infected by Johne’s disease, that disease can be transmitted by manure to healthy cattle. According to a publication from the US Dairy Forage Research Center at Madison Wisconsin and authored by Michael Russelle and Bill Jokela, the Johne’s bacterium can survive on hay. Therefore, those authors’ recommendation is that in herds with Johne’s, manure should not be applied as a topdressing on fields that will be harvested as dry hay.
Stone quarry owners have twisted a Gauhati High Court order to illegally extract boulders and stones in the vicinity of Kaziranga National Park, an Assam-based environment activist has told a Supreme Court-constituted committee.In his letter to the Member Secretary of the Central Empowered Committee, Rohit Choudhury, the activist, said that the High Court had on September 25 ordered the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Karbi Anglong East Division to “relocate/ adjust” the Silimkhowa (close to Kaziranga) stone quarry to a suitable location. The court also allowed the removal of extracted stones from the area during this period.Twisting order“The court order has been misinterpreted, and instead of extracting the stones lying at the site, quarry operators are using high-impact blasting and heavy machinery in the entire Karbi Anglong Hills adjoining the Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve,” Mr. Choudhury said.“The mining is being done without any environment clearance, forest clearance, or recommendation of the National Board for Wildlife. Even extraction or removal of stones lying at the site, or transportation of the same, amounts to mining,” he said.Mr. Choudhury said the illegal mining is being done with the “full knowledge” of the police and Forest Department of the Karbi Anglong district, and the stones are transported illegally on the highway skirting the Kaziranga National Park without any transit pass.The stone quarries are along the corridors of the 430 sq. km. Kaziranga National Park, which animals use to move to the safety of the Karbi Anglong Hills during high floods.Threat to habitat“Considering the importance of the Kaziranga-Karbi Anglong landscape in conserving mega herbivores such as the Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros, the Indian elephant, and carnivores such as the Royal Bengal Tiger, it is imperative that this landscape is given top priority for conservation and habitat restoration,” Mr. Choudhury said.“We have asked the Karbi Anglong district authority to look into the matter,” a senior forest officer said on Sunday.
Serena Williams lost the US Open semifinals on Friday, ending bid for tennis’ first calendar Grand Slam since 1988. Roberta Vinci stunned the American to end her Grand Slam bid in one of the greatest upsets in tennis history.The 43rd-ranked Italian won 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 against Serena.#Vinci on stopping history: “Today’s my day, sorry guys!” #usopen pic.twitter.com/DuqeXsxwSK US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 11, 2015 “She played literally out of her mind” – Serena on playing Vinci #usopen US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 11, 2015Also read: Pennetta beats Halep, into maiden major final So tense she was guiding in overheads, Williams became more and morefrustrated by Vinci’s defense and creative shot-making in the final twosets. She had won in three sets 11 times in majors this year in herpursuit of the first Grand Slam since Steffi Graf in 1988, but wasunable to dig out of this hole. Vinci had never won a set off the 21-time major champion in four previous meetings and was in her first career Grand Slam semifinal at age 32.