Canadian Phil Rose, who beat Jamaican Ricardo Planter by a split decision in the Wray and Nephew Contender Junior Middleweight Boxing Series on Wednesday night, believes he can build on the performance and go all the way in the competition. Judges Linden Allen scored the close bout 48-47, Jeremy Hayes, 47-48, and Ransford Burton, 49-46. Rose said he dominated the bout and did what he had to do. However, he said Planter’s style confused him during the contest held at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium on Old Hope Road. “Every time I approached him, he put his head down and he was into me so I couldn’t fire off like I wanted to,” Rose said. He said he knows that to win the competition, he will be facing tougher opponents than Planter and he told The Gleaner what he needs to do in order to ensure he goes all the way in the tournament. “Hard training, back to the gym, and just keep working hard. It took a lot to get used to this heat, so the more I come back, the better I’ll be,” he said.
The former UFC women’s bantamweight champion showed up after the historic first ever women’s Royal Rumble match just when eventual winner Asuka was going to pick her opponent at WrestleMania 34.Rousey had a staredown with Asuka, SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte, and Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss before shaking the hand of Raw commissioner Stephanie McMahon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:15Trump signs Anti-Semitism order at Hanukkah event00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Gin Kings shocker Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Photo from WWE.comShe has arrived.Ronda Rousey stole the show in the Royal Rumble on Monday (Manila time) in Philadephia as she came out and sent an ominous message to the top female wrestlers in the company.ADVERTISEMENT — WWE (@WWE) January 29, 2018In a report by ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, the 30-year-old has signed a full-time contract with the WWE, which very well ensures his spot in the promotion’s biggest event at WrestleMania 34 in April.Rousey last fought Amanda Nunes at UFC 2017 back in December 2016 before leaving the mixed martial arts company.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson WHAT?!ROWDY @RondaRousey is HERE in Philadelphia at @WWE #RoyalRumble!!! pic.twitter.com/Aue3HOrJIT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year
The Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Monday hosted its annual Bursary Awards ceremony for children of its members who have excelled at this year’s National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA).Part of the gathering at the Guyana Police Force’s Bursary Award ceremonyAttending the ceremony were representatives from the Ministry of Education, the GPF, beneficiaries and their families.In his address, Acting Commissioner of Police David Ramnarine underscored the need for children to practise reading, noting that, “there is a significant distinction between education and qualification.”“Today, I want to tell you to fall into the habit of doing serious reading because reading will play the most important role in your personality development, hereafter,” he stated.Ramnarine encouraged the students to continue to read in an effort to understand and acquire knowledge that will make them more informed and better individuals.On this note, he advised the students to remain grateful to their parents for the sacrifices made to allow them the opportunity to have an education.Former Deputy Registrar of the University of Guyana, Vincent Alexander, congratulated the GPF on behalf of the Ministry of Education, and encouraged it to continue hosting the annual event.“That the Guyana Police Force has embraced Bursaries for children who are going on to secondary education, and that those bursaries will be disbursed throughout a five year period, is an indication of the Force’s appreciation and recognition for education,” he said.Alexander reiterated that education was not determined by the acquisition of certificates: “Education is that which equips a human being to deal not only with a job, but all of the challenges presented to us in life and the world.”Alexander also posited that acquisition of education would lead to the reduction in crime: “Education can reduce abuse, because education is supposed to induce reasoning and a rational approach to life.”
Neville Haynes was on Friday sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment by Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly after he admitted to fraudulently converting household items belonging to his uncle and valuing $670,000.A smiling Neville HaynesThe Prosecution’s case was that, on April 10, the household items were entrusted to Neville Haynes by Orin Haynes for safe keeping after Orin Haynes was asked to leave his ex-wife’s home. Neville Haynes agreed to keep the items until his uncle returned.Upon returning one month later, Orin Haynes learnt that his nephew had been in custody, charged with assault. He later visited the accused at the station, and while there, he inquired about the items he had left with him and was told, “It deh home”.Orin Haynes later went to the location to collect his items, but was given a receipt which stated that the items had been pawned by the accused.He reported the matter to the Police, and Neville Haynes was charged.
The City of Fort St. John is asking residents not to place any solid waste into clear, blue plastic bags.That’s because the Eco-Depot requires customers to put recycling into the same coloured bag. The bags are placed at the curb for the company to pick up, and there has been confusion about what is garbage and what is recycling.So, the City’s solid waste collection contractor, Waste Management, will no longer collect clear blue plastic bags placed curbside for any reason.- Advertisement -The blue bags will only be picked up by the Eco Depot.
Crystal Palace are tracking Hull City midfielder Mohamed Diame.The Senegal international joined the Tigers from West Ham in 2014 for £3.5million.He immediately impressed before injury struck, ruling him out of the second half of last season as Hull were relegated from the Premier League.Diame returned to action in August and has played a key role in Hull moving to the top of the Championship.Crystal Palace are now plotting a move for the 28-year-old as they look to add to their midfield options this month.Steve Bruce, however, is unlikely to let Diame go without a fight with his side fighting for promotion back to the Premier League. Mohamed Diame in action for Hull City 1
Donegal is set to benefit from a €1.8M Government funding boost to the tourism sector, Deputy Joe McHugh has said.A €1.35m marketing campaign in Britain will be supported by a Fáilte Ireland €500,000 programme to support businesses along the Wild Atlantic Way to position themselves to benefit from that campaign.“The marketing campaign in Britain will aim to get tourists from there to arrive via both Donegal and City of Derry airports as well as Ireland West Knock and other western airports,” said Minister McHugh. “The campaign will launch next month and run to March with a repeated campaign in September and October. It will be called the ‘Wonders of the Wild Atlantic Way’ and of course we in Donegal host many of those wonders.“I want to thank my Fine Gael ministerial colleague Brendan Griffin who has spent some time pulling this idea together.“Tourism numbers were up in 2017 but there has been a fall in the number of visitors from Britain and this marketing campaign is aimed at boosting visitor numbers again in 2018 from the British market which is particularly important for Donegal.”In 2017, Ireland saw around 4.7 million visitors from Britain – almost half of all tourists. Minister McHugh added: “The marketing campaign in the spring and autumn is aimed at attracting tourists from Britain outside the peak travel season.“The campaign will reach at least 10 million potential holidaymakers around Britain through outdoor adverts in key roadside and city centre locations, as well as in train and bus stations. Ryanair, Aer Lingus and Flyby will also advertise holidays here.”Donegal to benefit from €1.8M in tourism marketing drive in Britain was last modified: January 30th, 2018 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:BritainCampaigndonegalJoe McHughtourism
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Laura Lindsey and Peter Thomison, Ohio State University Extension CornCrop development varies tremendously across Ohio because of planting dates that range from late April to early July. According to field agronomists in some areas of the state, it looks like late-planted crops are “ rushing through development” …Unlike soybean, corn development is directly related to temperature, i.e. heat unit accumulation. Above average July temperatures (especially nighttime temperatures) have promoted rapid corn growth and development. After corn reaches the V10 stage (and most of our June plantings are near or beyond this stage), leaf collar emergence occurs at approximately one leaf every 50 GDDs.Late planted corn fields (especially those that have adequate soil moisture and good soil fertility and weed control) may appear to be “catching up” with neighboring fields planted earlier. The rapid growth of late planted corn is associated with greater vegetative growth and faster canopy closure, which will help optimize yields. However, it does not mean that the rate of development of later plantings is greater than earlier plantings. Corn growth and development have distinct meanings. Growth refers to the increase in size of an individual plant (or plant component) whereas development refers to a plant’s progression from earlier to later stages of maturity based on specific criteria (e.g., numbers of leaf collars). So, while late planted corn may appear to be “catching up in terms” in terms of vegetative growth, i.e. plant height (probably because of longer internodes), it’s not caught up from the standpoint of development (leaf collar stages).Corn plants can “adjust” their development in response to a shortened growing season. A hybrid planted after late May will mature at a faster thermal rate (i.e. require fewer heat units) than the same hybrid planted in late April or early May. One of the consequences of delayed planting is that thermal time (GDD accumulation) from the dent stage (R5) to “black layer” or physiological maturity (R6) is shortened, though this may reflect a premature maturation of the grain from cumulative effects of shorter daylengths and cooler days in early fall. Moreover, instead of a grain moisture content of about 30% at black layer, typical for normal planting dates, grain moisture at black layer for late plantings may be as high as 40%, which may require longer field drying and harvest delays. SoybeanSoybean growth and development are related to photoperiod (day/night length) as well as temperature (e.g., warmer temperatures, faster growth). This year, soybeans planted early (yes, this did occur in some areas) were slow to emerge and develop vegetative growth due to cool temperatures and wet weather. In late June, I observed soybean plants with three nodes, but were also flowering (R1 to R2 growth stage).Similar to corn, do not rely on calendar date or plant height to stage soybean plants. To stage soybean plants, my lab uses Dr. Shawn Conley’s “A Visual Guide to Soybean Growth Stages” found here: https://coolbean.info/library/documents/2017_Soybean_GrowthDev_Guide_FINAL.pdf. The reproductive stages of soybean refer to flower, pod, and seed development at specific nodes (e.g., R2 = open flower at one of the two uppermost nodes on the main stem with a fully developed leaf or R3 = pod is 3/16th inch long at one of the four uppermost nodes on the main stem with a fully developed leaf). One area of particular confusion is “open” vs “fully developed” leaf (see picture). A leaf is fully developed and the node is counted when the leaf at the node immediately above it is open. The soybean plant pictured is at the R3 growth stage.This year, staging an entire field may be challenging as some fields are extremely uneven. However, try to select areas within a field to stage that are fairly representative of the entire field (e.g., avoid areas that had standing water). Make sure to stage several plants within each area of the field. For a field to be considered at a growth stage, more than 50% of the plants must be at that particular stage (or beyond).
klint finley Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now This week President Obama signed the Telework Act of 2010 into law, giving 1.2 million federal workers the option to telecommute for at least part of their week. I talked with Intel‘s Director of Federal Marketing Nigel Ballard about why (apart from increased vPro sales for Intel) this is an important development.It Brings Federal Government in Line With Private IndustryUp to now, the decision to allow teleworking has been a per-agency decision. And most federal agencies have typically purchased desktops instead of laptops and required all workers to come into the office in order to work. This is in stark contrast to the way work is increasingly being done in private companies.Today, with national unemployment around 10%, it’s an employer’s market. However, according to Ballard both private and public organizations still compete for top-flight talent. And with nearly half of federal employees nearing retirement (some of whom will be forced to retire due to mandatory retirement ages), the federal government will need to aggressively hire younger workers.One needn’t be a millennial to appreciate the advantages of a flexible work schedule and the ability to telework but Ballard points out that workers entering the workforce in the coming years will expect telecommuting to be an option.Although I’ve questioned the impact telework can have on individuals due to increased pressures to work more, Ballard says the American Federation of Government Employees supports the measure. You can find the AFGE’s statement on the Telework Act here.Telecommuting Cuts Down Actual CommutingWorkers in the U.S. spend over 100 hours per year commuting according to a 2005 report by the Census Bureau, “This exceeds the two weeks of vacation time (80 hours) frequently taken by workers over the course of a year.” According to the late Senator Ted Stevens, the average federal worker commutes 250 hours per year.Obviously, telecommuting cuts down the amount of time spent commuting. Not only does this free up more time for employees, but it also reduces an organization’s environmental impact.Telework Reduces Costs, Increases ProductivityOne of the few federal agencies to adopt telecommuting is the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The agency claims that it has seen a 10% increase in productivity since it started allowing telecommuting 13 years ago, Ballard says (if this surprises you, check out our round-up of videos on improving work).Meanwhile, having few people in offices allows organizations to save money on real estate. The Obama administration wants to save $8 billion in real estate costs by $2012. Telework will likely be a part of that initiative.Photo by Richard Tags:#Analysis#enterprise IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…
Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (U) chief Nitish Kumar on Monday defended his party’s decision not to contest any of the three seats in the State where bypolls are due next month.Mr. Kumar, the national president of the JD(U), said the party’s State unit had taken a “policy decision” not to field candidates for the Araria Lok Sabha and Bhabhua and Jehanabad Assembly seats. The three seats were vacated after the deaths of a sitting MP and two MLAs who did not belong to the JD(U), he said. “We do not see anything wrong in our decision not to contest these bypolls,” he said here on the sidelines of a public interaction programme ‘Lok Samvad’. The Chief Minister was responding to allegations by RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav who has termed the JD(U) decision not to contest the by-elections an indication of Mr. Kumar’s ‘capitulation’ before the BJP. While Araria and Jehanabad were held by the RJD, Bhabhua was with the BJP. The ruling NDA in the State is yet to name the candidates for the three seats. Asked if he would take part in the campaign for the March 11 bypolls, Mr. Kumar said no decision had been taken on this yet. Replying to a query on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent speech in Parliament where he had blamed Jawaharlal Nehru for India’s Partition, Mr. Kumar said, “In a democracy everyone has the right to hold a view”. “The freedom struggle was marked by contributions from people of all hues. On the one hand there were people like Bhagat Singh and Chandrashekhar Azad and also Subhas Chandra Bose,” he said. On the other hand, he added, there was Gandhi, with many of his followers, including Nehru and Vallabhbhai Patel. “It is, however, also a fact that the joy of freedom was marred by the tragedy of the Partition. And Gandhi as well as people like Ram Manohar Lohia had on August 15, 1947, stayed away from the celebrations,” he said.