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Photos: Warriors, Raptors fans arrive at Oracle for NBA Finals Game 6

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or videos on a mobile deviceGolden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors fans gathered outside before Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, June 13, 2019. It’s the Warriors last game at the arena before their move to the new Chase Center in San Francisco. Fans at Oracle will receive a rally towel with a special message:Down 3-2 in the series after Monday’s gut-wrenching Game 5 victory in Toronto, the …last_img read more

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What is underneath the cabin floor?

first_imgWhile passengers sit comfortably in an airliner’s cabin enjoying their inflight entertainment systems and meals served onboard (at least on international flights), myriad other activities are going on below the floor under their feet. Starting at the nose of the aircraft, a maze of computers and electronic equipment is housed in the avionics bays located just below the cockpit. Immediately aft of that is the wheel well that holds the retracted nose landing gear inflight, and then the cabin pressurization equipment. Multiple air-conditioning “packs” are ahead of the forward baggage bay filled with luggage and cargo which is packed in large bins on wide-body aircraft. In the center of the lower fuselage is the wing spar carry-through, sometimes fitted with a center fuel tank on long-range aircraft. Behind the wing box are the main landing gear wells, and then the aft baggage bays. Lavatory service equipment is located in both the forward and aft lower fuselage, and finally the APU or Auxiliary Power Unit is mounted in the tail.last_img read more

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Brand South Africa welcomes new Chief Marketing Officer

first_imgJohannesburg, Wednesday 6 January 2016 – Brand South Africa’s CEO Mr Kingsley Makhubela today announced the appointment of Mrs Linda Sangaret as Chief Marketing Officer of the country’s official marketing and reputation management agency.Mrs Sangaret has recently concluded a decade long tenure as South African Tourism’s Country Manager in France.  During this time, she was key to South Africa’s efforts to position the country as a destination of choice for French tourists.Between 2000-2005, Mrs Sangaret held the position of Global Communications and Marketing Manager at the Societe Generale Investment Bank in France and was responsible for the implementation of the Bank’s communications and marketing strategy in Asia and the Americas.Mrs Sangaret has also served the country as a diplomat in Paris between 1995-1999.Welcoming Mrs Sangaret to Brand South Africa, Mr Kingsley Makhubela said, “Brand South Africa is pleased to have a global citizen of the calibre of Mrs Sangaret as its Chief Marketing Officer.  Mrs Sangaret will be responsible for co-ordinating national efforts to position South Africa as a competitive destination of choice in a range of areas and we wish her a successful tenure at Brand South Africa.”Speaking about her appointment, Mrs Sangaret said, “After many years of working to position my country positively on foreign shores, I am pleased to be able to showcase to the world, including South Africans, the beauty and magnificence of our country and its people.  In an increasingly borderless global world, a nation’s reputation and its competitive strengths are its biggest assets.  I look forward to the task of defining South Africa’s value proposition with a range of stakeholders so that we can leverage the best that the country has to offer to position South Africa as a world class destination of choice,” concluded Mrs Sangaret.Mrs Sangaret assumes office on 6 January 2016.last_img read more

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SDS showing up in soybeans

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I don’t think too many people in the state will deny that Ohio’s planting conditions were tough. We had a mix of saturated soils and cool temperatures. We have several soil borne pathogens that love these conditions, among them is sudden death syndrome, which is caused by Fusarium virguliforme. In Ohio, this disease tends to occur with greater frequency in fields that have higher populations of soybean cyst nematode. With the environmental conditions we had earlier this spring, extensive flooding injury, I would not be surprised to see a much wider distribution of this disease in the state.The most common symptom occurring at this time, as soybeans reach growth stage R5, as they start to fill out the pods are patches of soybean with yellowing in the leaves. This yellow will expand on the leaf and the centers will turn brown or necrotic. This fungus produces a toxin as it colonizes the crown (base of the plant). The toxin moves through to the top of the plant and causes the initially yellow and then necrotic or dead areas between the veins. As the disease develops, severely affected leaves will die and drop from the plants and leave the petioles. This fungus is a very good root rotter, and if you dig a few plants and look at the roots, especially after a rain, there may be blue green growth on the top and outside of the root. These are the spores of the fungus. This fungus will survive in the affected fields in this old plant residue and as specialized fungal structures in the soil. Meaning, it’s not going anywhere.There are several very good options for management now. The first is host resistance. This will be a very good year to a) see which fields have high populations of this pathogen, but b) score the resistance of varieties. Through a check-off funded project from Ohio Soybean Council we have been able to participate in a variety trial. I have been amazed at the change or shift towards high-yielding resistant lines.Again, if you do observe SDS in your area make a note on what the resistance scores were for SDS on your varieties; that is if you can remember what variety ended up in which field.The second line of defense is seed treatment. This is best used in fields with a history of disease and susceptible varieties are planted. ILeVO is a newer product which has had very good activity towards Fusarium virguliforme.Moist, cool conditions provide and environment that is highly conducive to this disease. If we could only have the weather cooperate with our planting schedules — but this isn’t possible in Ohio. Reducing soybean cyst nematode populations is also key. There is conflicting information in the literature, but overall anything we can do to reduce the numbers of SCN in the soil will greatly help.Other diseases that cause premature dying of soybeans include: Sclerotinia stem rot, Diaporthe stem canker and brown stem rot. There are a lot of similarities among these, many of these diseases will develop necrosis in between the veins. Sclerotinia will develop a bleached stem where the infections occurred, Diaporthe will have a clear necrotic lesion on the lower stem, and brown stem rot will have chocolate brown discoloration continuously or spotty through the pith of the affected plant.last_img read more

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Cattle Price Discovery Focus

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Jerry HagstromDTN Political CorrespondentWASHINGTON (DTN) — At a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on the meat industry Wednesday, a representative of the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association said that price discovery for cattle needs to be improved, while other meat interests said the most important goal for Congress should be approval of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade.Shane Eaton, a rancher and feedlot operator from Montana who serves on the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association Marketing and Competition Committee, said extreme volatility and prices have marked daily cattle and live cattle futures following an August fire at the Finney County Beef Plant in Holcomb, Kansas, owned by Tyson Foods. The situation should show that Congress “needs to address the current inadequacies in the marketplace,” he said.Eaton noted in his testimony that “USCA submitted four recommendations to the CME Group that would improve the way the Live and Feeder Cattle Futures Contracts operate.”Eaton also said that members of the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association are divided over whether to support the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade. On Monday, USCA President Kenny Graner wrote President Donald Trump a letter urging him to include country-of-origin labeling for beef in the agreement even though it is not included in the agreement to which U.S., Canadian and Mexican negotiators have agreed.Graner wrote, “The rural America that overwhelmingly supported you in the 2016 election due to your ‘America first’ agenda now has one simple ask, Mr. President. On behalf of our nationwide membership, we respectfully request the inclusion of a country-of-origin labeling program for U.S. beef products within the context of USMCA.”But National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Jennifer Houston disagreed with USCA.“NCBA strongly supports passage of the USMCA because it allows U.S. beef producers to continue being the dominant source of beef in North America by having duty-free, unrestricted access to a strong consumer base in Canada and Mexico,” Houston said. “Additionally, it ensures continued protection from failed policies like Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling (MCOOL).”There was some emphasis in the hearing on what had happened to cattle prices right after the fire at the Holcomb plant. Last week, Kansas State University released a report showing that Kansas feedyards in August lost $184.99 per head while “packer margins spiked significantly to nearly four times their annual average, or approximately $549.” KSU predicted in that same report that cattle feeders will not see a positive net return on steers or heifers until May 2020.Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., highlighted the price spread between live cattle prices and boxed beef after the Tyson Foods fire last month. Fed and feeder cattle prices are down, boxed beef is up and the packer margin is high. A reduction in packing capacity has reduced livestock prices. Once that capacity comes on line, Fischer wanted to know if live cattle prices would rise again.“If those prices do not come up, I think we can begin to explore some of the other factors that may be at play in this arena,” Fischer said.Fischer said to Houston, “Packers are doing alright. They are doing OK.” Fischer then pointed to the lower prices for feeder cattle.“Certainly, we are hearing from our members,” Houston said. “At this point, probably the feeders are being hurt the most.”Houston added that a lot of packing capacity was taken up by higher Saturday processing. Houston also noted there were times when other parts of the cattle business were making money, but not the packers.“So we hope things will stabilize pretty soon,” Houston said. “Certainly, the optics to our members are bad.”Eaton noted that when the fire happened, cattle futures fell for two and a half days. Eaton said there “is severe frustration” that packers have captured wide margins of profits. Packers have maintained margins and kept it, he said.“Our members are very worried about the way things turned out,” Eaton said.Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., also highlighted the poultry plant raids in Mississippi last month in which 680 people were arrested for allegedly being undocumented. Durbin noted a lot of immigrant workers at packing plants, “Many of them are undocumented.”“Immigrant labor, migrant labor, is critical for agriculture in America,” Durbin said. He added, “We’ve got to have a more honest conversation about this, and I’m asking all of you to step up your game a little bit.”Durbin said immigration policy cannot simply focus on bringing engineers or others with doctorate degrees into the country.“We need folks to do hard, tough work and immigrants historically have done it,” Durbin said.Other witnesses testifying at the hearing said that approval of USMCA is a top priority.Senate Agriculture Committee ranking member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said in an opening statement that she understands “the urgency among many agricultural stakeholders to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement because they believe it will restore stability to those markets.”But Stabenow added, “Two things are important to remember as we work on getting the best agreement possible, with strong, meaningful enforcement provisions. First, NAFTA [the North American Free Trade Agreement] is in place now, and producers need to know that the administration will keep NAFTA in place until there is a new agreement — holding the devastating threat of withdrawal over the heads of farmers and other businesses is irresponsible and it only adds to the instability.“Second, even with the USMCA in place, President Trump can still use tariffs as his enforcement tool of choice, meaning that instability, unfortunately, will still exist.”Stabenow also said that the Trump administration’s “chaotic and unpredictable trade agenda has overshadowed the progress we’ve made. Farmers are seeing very real impacts on their bottom lines. I am concerned that American farmers will endure long-term loss in market share in some of our biggest markets.”DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton contributed to this report.Jerry Hagstrom can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @hagstromreport(CC/AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. 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London Olympics: Boxer Shiva Thapa crashes out, Vijay Kumar disappoints in shooting

first_imgYoung Shiva Thapa learned the hard way what it is like to face a technically sound opponent as he lost his 56kg bout first round bout on points (9:14) to Oscar Valdez Fierro of Mexico.The early flourish from Thapa was there for all to see. Having made waves in recent times, Thapa, the 2010 Youth Olympics silver medallist was competing in a huge arena called Excel.Perhaps, he had imagined that an aggressive approach would help him against a seasoned opponent who won bronze in the last world championship.In the first round, 18-year-old Thapa may have been surprised by the aggression of the Mexican as the score was 2:4. In the second round, Thapa punched with more freedom and won 4:3.However, by the time the third round came, Oscar was on his feet. Twice Thapa lost his balance under the flurry of attacks from Oscar in the decider where the seasoned campaigner was technically sound and registered a 7:3 score.With the clock ticking away, Oscar stepped up the intensity and scored points at will for an aggregate tally of 14:9.Before leaving for the Olympics, Thapa had given bold interviews as to how he was dying to hack his opponents. If he carries anything back from the ring tonight, it will be a load of experience.Competing at the Asian qualifying tournament in Asthana, where he won gold, was a different level. At the Olympics, Oscar’s sheer experience and the ability to throw more weight with his left handed punches was decisive.Coach GS Sandhu later told the media they knew Oscar would be a tough opponent as they had watched him at practice on Friday.”We still have more depth in our team and will wait for the rest to do well,” said Sandhu.”It was disappointing to see Shiva Thapa lose,” said boxing federation secretary Muralidharan Raja.Later at night, Beijing Olympics bronze medallist Vijender will take on 2010 Asian Games bronze medallist Danabek Suzhanov of Kazakhstan.Vijay Kumar disapoints in shootingArmyman Vijay Kumar was unable to do much in the men’s air pistol event as his aggregate score of 570 out of 600 could only give him a 31st position on Saturday.Touted as the best rapid fire shooter in the country, this was not Vijay’s pet event. He shot scores of 94, 95, 94, 97, 97, 93.On a day when the top shooters were placed from one to eight with just five points separating them in the preliminary phase, Vijay’s performance was very average.Jin Jongoh of Korea shot 588/600 in the preliminary phase and then added 100.2.Silver went to Luca Tesconi of Italy and Andrija Zlatic won bronze.National coach Sunny Thomas said this was not Vijay Kumar’s main event. “It’s too early to get disappointed,” said Thomas.advertisementlast_img read more

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Eager to recover from NU loss, Lady Warriors vent ire on Lady Falcons again

first_imgView comments UE lost to National University in its last game, 25-19, 25-23, 25-19 but the win over Adamson brought the Lady Warriors to a 1-2 record, tying Far Eastern University for the sixth spot in the ladder.Star libero Kath Arado, who won the Best Digger and Best Receiver awards in Season 80, said the team badly needed to shake off its horrendous performance against the Lady Maroons and Adamson wasn’t in the equation at all.“Judith’s right, I think it was just in the timing because last game we were terrible, we couldn’t do anything right,” said Arado who had 39 excellent digs and 28 successful receptions.“Coach Carl [Dimaculangan] told us that every game this is season is important so we really give it everything in training,” added Arado.Abil, who had a game-high 22 points, said they wanted to make right on mistakes against the Lady Bulldogs, which explains their spirited fight against the Lady Falcons.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 MOST READ Possibility of teaming up with bro Kiefer at Gilas adds to Thirdy Ravena’s motivation LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woescenter_img “We wanted to show that we can recover from our mistakes in our last game, it’s just a coincidence we played against Adamson,” said Abil.Arado said that they don’t want to waste their efforts of training hard everyday and they also wanted to repay their coaches for the guidance they receive day in and day out.“I think it’s a waste that we wake up early in the wee hours, train early in the day, just to lose,” said Arado. “The coaches are giving us their efforts, so we should repay them for it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war MANILA, Philippines—Call it coincidence, but University of the East has a knack of taking its wins against Adamson University.ADVERTISEMENT The Lady Warriors have been a team of futility for the better part of the decade, failing to enter the Final Four and trudging through a few winless seasons but whenever they get the win the Lady Falcons are always on the table.From Season 78 to 80, UE has won a total of four games and three of those came against the Lady Falcons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesUE’s first win in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament also had the same theme with the Lady Warriors disposing of the Lady Falcons in four sets, 20-25, 28-26, 25-23, 25-22.“I think it’s just in the timing because we really wanted to avenge our loss from our previous game and it just so happened that we played against Adamson,” said outside spiker Judith Abil in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga townlast_img read more

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