Glenn Harsh, April 23

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We worked on some tile repairs, some fencerow maintenance and we are finishing up our last farm for soil testing. That’s about the extent of the field work.With the cover crops, we do not really want to spray right now with the rain coming in. We won’t be able to plant right after so we want to hold off on spraying.  We are sort of in a holding pattern now because we don’t really do any tillage work so we are finishing up additions to our planter and moving seed.The cover crops are looking much better. The fields that were thin are filling in. It is mainly the ryegrass that is growing in right now. I don’t see a lot of other species really growing much out there yet.After this series of rains this week, I would guess that we could get going next week. There is an 80% chance of rain tomorrow and Wednesday and some chance on Thursday and Friday. Next week looks pretty good for us and we’ll be ready to roll at that time.I took a soil temperature reading yesterday and it was 40 degrees at four inches in the morning and that is about what the weather maps are showing too. For mid-day it is only getting up to 47 to 49 degrees. That is not warm enough to facilitate germination and with the outlook of rainy weather, that could be really scary.I saw there was some anhydrous going on around the state and maybe some spraying over the weekend but that is about the extent of it. After this weather pattern goes through we’ll be ready to go.We are finishing up some variable rate seeding maps and implementing farm management software this year and I am trying to gets guys trained on that too. I like to get started in April but I am not nervous yet. We can get planted fairly quickly. I want to see soil temperatures in the 50- to 55-degree range so we can get the crops up and growing quickly.last_img read more

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Check out a Down Under IoT solution to environmental quality

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#air quality#Australia#environment#environmental health#Internet of Things#IoT#sensors#smart city According to the head of an Australian environmental consulting services company, the first part of improving environmental quality is tracking it, overcoming regular methods that only capture a few locations and focus on basic displays of real-time data.Robin Ormerod, the Managing Director of EnviroSuite, says, “Often, the information displayed lacks context, and it is difficult for decision makers to use when managing environmental quality.”See Also: How to avoid a massive smart city pitfall“While much of the smart city focus tends to be on features such as high-speed networks, intelligent control systems and efficient transportation options, there are opportunities to go even further. Increasingly, smart city projects are also including objectives to improve the health of its citizens, based on systems that monitor and manage environmental factors, such as air and water quality,” explains Ormerod.EnviroSuite also provides environmental tracking software with the same name. Ormerod is focused on using the large amounts of sensor data being generated to make big improvements.“Collected data can range from the air quality on city streets to the water quality and levels in streams and rivers. Other sensors can measure wind conditions, temperatures, and ambient noise levels. Most importantly, when combined in a clever way, these different sources can be used to predict problem areas, or provide early warnings of potential environmental problems, so that these issues can be avoided with efficient action, “Ormerod says.Oremerod continues, “For example, if air quality is poor (or predicted to be poor), traffic levels could be dynamically managed to improve air quality. This is much more efficient than the strict bans on vehicles that have been imposed in some cities. Citizens could also be sent automated notifications advising them of the best course of action to improve air quality, with targeted messages to different types of vehicles that contribute most to the issue. Meanwhile, data collected by water quality sensors (or predicted by high-accuracy rainfall forecast) can alert the city to changing conditions. For example, runoff after heavy rain might cause localized flooding, issues for swimmers or water treatment plants. Alerts could be issued to citizens or treatment plant operators, with follow-up notices as soon as the sensors determine that conditions have improved.”Easy to implement?Ormerod doesn’t believe that implementing a city-wide environmental tracking system has to be a complex process, stating that he thinks the systems needed could be stored in cloud-based data centers and run with inexpensive hardware“The sensors themselves can be located on existing infrastructure such as light poles, bus shelters, building exteriors and water pipes. Once in place, they require little or no maintenance and most can be powered by solar cells. The data they produce can be fed back for analysis via an existing network or 3G/4G networks,” he continues.This system will be most useful once the monitoring and forecasting of environmental data is interpreted and communicated in a real-time format that allows decision makers to implement smart city solutions that can improve the quality of life in the cities they manage. The Ultimate Checklist on Ways to Prevent IoT D… 5 Industries Destined for Technological Disruptioncenter_img How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … Amanda Razani How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi…last_img read more

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Arunachal expels 297 ‘illegal’ migrants

first_imgArunachal Pradesh has expelled 297 people without valid papers in a drive against ‘illegal’ migrants launched amid reports that the ongoing exercise to upgrade the National Register of Citizens in Assam could push those of doubtful citizenship into the frontier State.Officials in Arunachal districts bordering Assam have also warned contractors and agencies involved in construction projects of punitive action if they do not ensure that labourers brought from outside the State have valid documents such as the inner line permit (ILP).The ILP is an official travel document that allows entry for an Indian citizen into a protected or restricted area for a limited period. Apart from Arunachal Pradesh, the ILP is also needed to enter Mizoram and Nagaland.“The district administration has instructed the police to intensify checking of documents at entry gates to keep out illegal migrants who may create law and order problems and disturb peace and tranquillity,” Prince Dhawan, Deputy Commissioner of Capital Complex, said.The police in Capital Complex – it encompasses twin cities of Itanagar and Naharlagun – rounded up 135 people without valid documents on Wednesday and expelled them to Assam.The drive had started with south-eastern Arunachal Pradesh’s Longding district from where 101 people were expelled. Similar drives were carried out in West Kameng (47) and Tirap (14) districts.The officials said the drive will continue.last_img read more

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Kerber exorcises New York demons in Tokyo

first_imgView comments Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Angelique Kerber of Germany returns a shot to Naomi Osaka of Japan during the first round match of the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo. / AFP PHOTO / Toru YAMANAKAFormer world No. 1 Angelique Kerber thrashed Japan’s Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-4 at the Pan Pacific Open women’s tennis tournament on Monday to avenge a humiliating loss at the US Open.Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic suffered an epic Tokyo meltdown, meanwhile, as she was pulverised by China’s Wang Qiang, who inflicted the dreaded “double bagel” on the eighth seed to win 6-0, 6-0 and reach the second round.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Kerber, seeded seventh, crashed to a shock 6-3, 6-1 first-round defeat by Osaka in New York last month as defending champion. But a repeat never seemed likely on Monday as the German quickly took control.READ: Kerber goes from champ to 1st-round loser at rainy US OpenFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKerber, who has slipped back to 14th in the world since winning last year’s Australian and US Open titles, ripped forehands past her teenage opponent seemingly at will in the first set.Osaka’s game unravelled completely in the second, giving Kerber a welcome opportunity to work her way back to form after a poor run of results and to seal victory in an hour and 23 minutes. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Wayne Rooney hit by two-year ban after drink-drive guilty plea LATEST STORIES “It gives me confidence that I was able to turn it around,” said Nara. “Hopefully I can take that spirit into the next match.”Two-time champion Agnieszka Radwanska, seeded sixth, pulled out of the tournament with a virus, according to organisers.Wimbledon champion and new women’s world number one Garbine Muguruza heads a strong field in Tokyo featuring several top 10 players including Karolina Pliskova, Caroline Wozniacki and Johanna Konta. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Latest auto creations on display at Tokyo Motor Show PLAY LIST 00:54Latest auto creations on display at Tokyo Motor Show00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics03:03Rescue efforts underway as Typhoon Hagibis kills 11 in Japan01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  “I was trying to come out, focus on every single point and make it better than last time,” said Kerber.“Naomi is a tough opponent and a great talent. For sure she will have great success in the future.”The 19-year-old Osaka, born of a Haitian father and a Japanese mother, went on to reach the third round of the US Open after stunning Kerber.But the world number 44 almost appeared to be tanking at times at the venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, such was her lack of gusto. She committed 38 unforced errors — including a wild forehand on match point — in a performance she will want to forget in a hurry.Elsewhere, Japanese wildcard Kurumi Nara beat Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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‘There are no cowards in La Salle’: Lady Spikers show title pedigree in bounce back win

first_imgThe Lady Spikers lost to the Lady Maroons, 25-16, 26-24, 25-19, on Sunday in what was one of the defending champions’ sloppiest games so far when they had more errors, 37, than attack points, 28.With such an ugly loss, the Lady Spikers made a promise to themselves that they would bounce back and show that they’re still the reigning queens of the league.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsLa Salle easily dismantled National University, 25-20, 25-18, 25-10, on Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center in a game that showed the pedigree of the 11-time champion.“We’re in La Salle and there are no cowards in La Salle,” said rookie star Jolina Dela Cruz in Filipino. “Coach [Ramil De Jesus] always reminds us of that and we just brought that spirit.” Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MANILA, Philippines—De La Salle wasn’t going to let a three-set loss to University of the Philippines stop its momentum in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Dela Cruz is La Salle’s leading scorer with a total of 96 points after the game against the Lady Bulldogs but she wasn’t immune to De Jesus’ constant, and sometimes intense, lecturing.There were several times during timeouts that De Jesus would focus directly on Dela Cruz when he was conveying a message but the rookie was unfazed with the iconic coach’s intensity.“I just listened to him,” said Dela Cruz who had seven points against NU. “He always tells me to follow the game plan and follow his instructions so I won’t get lost on the floor.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Google Philippines names new country director LATEST STORIEScenter_img View comments Goran Dragic, Luka Doncic put on a show for Slovenia Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more

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PLDT, Cignal shoot for semis spots

first_imgLATEST STORIES PLDT and Cignal seek to join Petron in the semifinals when they collide with separate foes Tuesday in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Filoil Flying V Centre.Armed with a twice-to-beat privileges, the Power Hitters aim to book a return to the semis when they clash with dangerous Generika-Ayala at 4 p.m., while the HD Spikers face United VC in the 6 p.m. contest.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Why the snub on PH Open golf? Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Petron, which swept the classifications to emerge as top seed in the quarterfinals, made short work of Sta. Lucia to become the first team in the best-of-three semifinal series.The Blaze Spikers’ main rival, F2 Logistics, however, was dragged into a KO match after suffering a five-set loss to Foton in the other quarterfinal battle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThat makes this explosive double-header interesting after both Generika-Ayala and United VC expressed confidence that they can forge a rubber match. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games messlast_img read more

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Ceres-Negros slays Bung Karno demons

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess It took a comeback for the ages from the country’s top club, Ceres-Negros, to finally exorcize some old ghosts at Bung Karno last Tuesday night.READ: Down 2 goals, Ceres-Negros completes jaw-dropping turnaroundFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsFacing the mighty Persija Jakarta and an intimidating crowd of almost 35,000, the Busmen pulled off a 3-2 victory over in the AFC Cup.It wasn’t just the win, but the manner it was hammered out that made the feat even more remarkable. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Ceres-Negros pulls off stunning comeback at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium. Photo from AFC Cup WebsiteJAKARTA—The Gelora Bung Karno Stadium right in the middle of the business district here has not been kind to Filipino football teams over the past two decades.Although they’ve improved in recent years, the Azkals have not won in the 80,000-capacity stadium against their Indonesian counterparts in three meetings. A 13-1 beatdown suffered at the hands of the hosts in the 2002 Southeast Asian football championships remains one of the worst results of the Philippines in the international stage.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess The Busmen will be looking to build on the win as they have virtually sealed their spot in the knockout stage of the competition.“The win only helps build the character of the team,” said Ceres captain Martin Steuble.“When you’re 2-0 down and you come back at this stadium, in this country, in this team with incredible fans, it’s great.”Schrock said “great teams” are built facing these types of challenges. “It’s just unbelievable,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Down 0-2 after conceding twice early in the second half, the Busmen showed grit and resilience, battling back and taking maximum points, thanks to goals from substitute Miguel Tanton, Bienvenido Maranon and Mike Ott, who fired home the match-winner in the 92nd minute that kept Ceres’ record perfect in the group stage.The win on Indonesian soil turned out to be the latest milestone for Ceres, which won the first AFC Asean zonal title two years ago, before pulling off a massive upset against Australian club Brisbane Roar in the AFC Champions League last year.READ: Tough battle up for Ceres Negros“These type of matches is why you play football,” said Ceres midfielder Stephan Schrock, who provided the assist to Maranon and Ott’s goals. “Right in front of a big crowd, really passionate fans when you are supposed to be underdogs. You just wish you had that type of crowd in the Philippines.”Schrock was aware of the national team’s woeful record in the stadium, but he was more fired up by comments from Indonesian fans that he and other foreign-born Filipino players represent the country because they have gone through the process of naturalization.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated LATEST STORIES View comments Despite 1-3 deficit, Fuel Masters not throwing in the towel just yet Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Bangladesh out to prove doubters wrong after Tri-nation series win

first_imgBangladesh head coach, Steve Rodes on Tuesday said that the team’s recent success in the Tri-nation series proves that the team is stronger within the squad and there’s more to the side than just their big five players.”There have been two or three guys who have played special innings. If you think of Mosaddek, for example, he is a guy now who is going to keep everybody on their toes. That’s the depth of the squad and he might not play, and if he doesn’t, then what a great position we have. It gives us the confidence that we can win some big games as well,” International Cricket Council (ICC) quoted Rhodes as saying.”That means Bangladesh is stronger within the squad, and that’s what we want as we want more depth, and if we get that depth, then people will stop talking about the big five,” he addedBangladesh defeated West Indies in the finals of the Tri-nation series on Friday, May 17. In the match, Bangladesh was without their star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan as he was ruled out of the game due to a side strain.Their other key players like Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah played secondary roles in the run-chase. Chasing a score of 210 in 24 overs, Soumya Sarkar top-scored for the team with a knock of 66.An unbeaten half-century from Mosaddek Hossain took Bangladesh over the line in the finals. Rhodes praised Sarkar’s consistency over the past few months and hopes that people will now get off his back.advertisement”He has been a revelation since he hit that hundred and double-hundred in the DPL [Dhaka Premier League, Bangladesh’s premier List A competition, but he also gets some rough days from people,” Rhodes said.”So it’s just nice to see him carrying on that form, and I hope people would get off his back a little bit because he is a wonderful player. We support him and back him. But not everyone always does that,” he added.Bangladesh after winning the Tri-nation series will now look to carry this winning momentum in the upcoming World Cup.Following is the 15-man Bangladesh squad for the World Cup: Masrafe Bin Mortaza (c), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan (vc), Mohammad Mithun, Shabbir Rahaman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed.World Cup is scheduled to be hosted in England from May 30 to July 14. Bangladesh will play against Pakistan and India in the warm-ups before opening its World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 2 at The Oval.Also Read | Angry at being dubbed a hustler, Diego Maradona dismisses new filmAlso Read | Truth is bitter: Junaid Khan reacts after axe from Pakistan World Cup squadAlso Seelast_img read more

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a month agoCelta Vigo midfielder Denis Suarez: Man City contract set up my family

first_imgCelta Vigo midfielder Denis Suarez: Man City contract set up my familyby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveCelta Vigo midfielder Denis Suarez insists he enjoyed his time at Manchester City.Denis has been discussing his time in England.“At first it was fine. I got there and I went on pre-season with the first team to the United States, I debuted with the first team in the first round of cup when I was 17 years old and sportingly, I was doing well,” Suárez said.“Life was a little different, it cost my parents more because they didn’t speak English and they had trouble learning it.“The second year was a little long, also because I had been injured, and finally I decided to go to Barcelona.”The now 25-year-old also explained why he joined City in the first place.“My first decision was to stay here in the first team, but Celta did not contemplate that option.“Then I went to Manchester City because it was an important step for me, it was an important investment for the club, who at that time needed money. The contract [offered to me] at that time had my family’s life was fixed.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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