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A clause in Demba Ba’s contract allowing the striker to leave Newcastle for £7m expires on July 31, the Daily Mirror report.Chelsea are among the clubs said to be interested in Ba, whose release clause has been well documented.The Mirror suggest it is less well known that anyone looking to sign the 27-year-old will only have two months to buy him for a knockdown price.Chelsea also reportedly want to sign Moussa Dembele from Fulham, whose goalkeeper David Stockdale has been linked with West Ham as a replacement for Robert Green.The Sun claim Chelsea are ready to make a £10m move for Dembele and that Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is keen on Stockdale.Green’s future at West Ham is in doubt as his contract expires this summer. It is claimed that he wants £50,000 a week and that QPR are interested.Meanwhile, the Mirror say Chelsea have been told by Porto that a £30m bid tabled for striker Hulk is not enough.It is suggested that Porto are still ‘cheesed off’ with Chelsea about losing Andre Villas-Boas to them a year ago.And, following recent reports that Chelsea are set to offer Ryan Bertrand a new deal, the Daily Mail also say the club are planning contract talks with the left-back.The Mail also report that Chelsea and Manchester City have been advised to cool their spending on wages in light of the introduction of Uefa’s financial fair play rules.QPR are still keen to pip West Bromwich Albion to the signing of Birmingham City goalkeeper Ben Foster, the Mail say.Foster, who was on loan at West Brom last season, has been tipped to move this summer and has been linked with a transfer to Loftus Road for some time.The Mail suggest QPR boss Mark Hughes also wants to sign former Blackburn defender Christopher Samba from Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala and is looking to take Fabio on loan from Manchester United.The Daily Star report an angry reaction on Twitter to comments made by Rangers’ Joey Barton about the royal family.Click here for Thursday’s Chelsea quizClick here for Thursday’s QPR quizClick here for Wednesday’s Paper TalkFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
CLICK 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 …
13 February 2013South Africa has once more proved that it is a destination of choice for major sporting events after hosting a successful 2013 Africa Nations Cup (Afcon), says SA Football Association (Safa) president Kirsten Nematandani.The three week-tournament concluded at Johannesburg’s National Stadium on Sunday with Nigeria being crowned champions of Africa for a third time after beating their West African neighbours Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final.“In terms of the size and behaviour of the crowds, standard of play, organisation and general atmosphere, the tournament has set a benchmark for future Afcon tournaments,” Nematandani said in a statement on Monday.‘The atmosphere was electric’“The atmosphere at the final was electric and being beamed across the globe; it again demonstrated Mzansi’s ability to host major tournaments.”Nematandani thanked President Jacob Zuma and Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula for giving the tournament their unqualified support.“To the CEO, Mvuzo Mbebe and his Afcon team, I would like to extend my special thanks. It is also vital to acknowledge the contribution made by the volunteers and all of the fans who supported the event.“Finally, I would like to acknowledge the contribution of the media who played their part in the excellent coverage of the tournament.”Crowd supportThe Safa president said despite Bafana Bafana being knocked out in the quarter finals, South Africans continued to support the tournament until its conclusion, as was witnessed in the subsequent final four games.“As a nation, we did a great job in creating a hosting environment that made all of Africa feel welcome.“This morning I woke up as a proud South African, and am now looking forward to doing it all again in 2014 when South Africa hosts the African Nation Championships.”African Nations ChampionshipThe African Nations Championship (CHAN) is played every two years, alternating with the Africa Cup of Nations. It includes national teams that feature only players who are playing in the domestic leagues of their home countries.The first tournament was hosted by Cote d’Ivoire in 2009 and won by the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In 2011, the tournament was held in Sudan and won by Tunisia.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As I was digging weeds already out of the garden this weekend and looking at the buds on the trees, it looks more like early May rather than early April. Either way we are getting our seed together for research plots and checking our list of locations to begin for what is already an unusual season. While the rain is keeping us at bay, here are some reminders of last minute checks and to-dos before it turns into those crazy long days.Sample for SCN. We’ve always recommended sampling in the fall after a soybean crop. This is primarily due to when SCN populations will be the highest as well as more time in the fall to sample these fields. Fall sampling has not been ideal the last few years. This year it is very unlikely that there was any winter kill of eggs, those that are not protected by the cyst wall. Based on Laura Lindsey and Terry Niblack’s recent survey most of our fields have some SCN and they are below the economic threshold. However, there were also some surprises and we know historically that once populations get super high (more than 15,000 eggs/cup of soil or 60 cysts) that it is very difficult to get those populations to drop with just crop rotation. Not to mention the consistent loss in yield over time. The top fields to target this spring would be:Fields where the yield is consistently 10 to 20 bushels off your farm or county average.Fields that have been in continuous soybean (for more than five years)Fields that have a proliferation of winter annuals or cover crops that are also great hosts for SCN (legumes, purple dead nettle, and Sheperd’s purse)For a refresher on how to sample for SCN, here is a link to sampling by one of our newly minted Ph.D. students (#8 in the series) https://plantpath.osu.edu/about-us/multimediaCheck your varieties — what are the disease resistant scores. Most farmers in Ohio know which fields have had diseases, Phytophthora root and stem rot, Sclerotinia stem rot, Frog eye leaf spot and replanting due to seedling diseases. All of these are best managed with resistance. Each company uses a different scoring system.1 to 9 – where 9 is dead and 1 is little to no disease1 to 9 – where 9 is best – top rating and 1 is tons of disease and plants are dead.As you look at these ratings you are going to see that most of the varieties are in the range of 3 to 7 — in the middle. This is because the resistance that we most commonly deploy takes many genes (quantitative) to manage the particular disease and under conditions that are highly favorable for disease development some disease will occur.A good example is Sclerotinia stem rot. Varieties with the highest resistant ratings will develop 6% to 15% incidence under high disease conditions, well below where overall yield loss can occur.Do you have a seed treatment? Is it the right package for your conditions? Replanting is costly. From a seed, herbicide and delayed planting perspective. In Ohio, soybean seedling pathogens are very diverse and include the watermolds (Phytophthora and Pythium) as well as true fungi (Fusarium spp. and Rhizoctonia). All of these are very well managed with seed treatments, but there is not one fungicide that will control this plethora of pathogens. The mainstay, metalaxyl/mefenoxam is very good for P. sojae and some Pythium spp, the same is true for ethaboxam. A strobilurin will have efficacy towards some Pythium spp. and some true fungi. Fludioxonil and several other chemistries will manage Rhizoctonia and Fusarium. The key for today’s seed treatment mix is to be sure you have several fungicides in the package,that will actually mix and work well together.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Dan Armitage, host of Buckeye Sportsman, Ohio’s longest running outdoor radio showWe’ve got a small cabin in rural Knox County my wife and I use for hunting and fishing and paddling retreats. Often we return to the cabin cold and shivering from these pursuits and have long yearned for hot tub to greet us at the end of the day, but could never justify the cost, nor do we have the power, to operate one. Channel surfing the various DIY shows a few weeks ago, I watched a clip of a guy building and off-the-grid hot tub featuring a stock tank, copper tubing and a firepit. I watched as he coiled the copper around a five gallon bucket and hooked up each end to the tank filled with 150 gallons of water, connecting one end of the pipe low on the side and one above, just below surface level. He removed the bucket from the coil, placed the spiral of copper in the firepit, filled it with firewood and lit it. Three hours and several small logs later, he had 102-degree water circulating through his tub, thanks to what is called ‘thermal siphoning.’ The process automatically causes the heated water from inside the copper coils to rise and flow into the tank via the upper inlet, drawing the cooler water below from the outlet back into the coils in the firepit for heating and eventual discharge back into the tub.Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been perfecting my own version of the hillbilly hot tub, having purchased a 180 gallon stock tank at Rural King, an 80,000 btu propane-powered convection heater from Home Depot and 1,000 feet of half-inch diameter copper tubing from Menard’s, each costing roughly $100. The latter I plan to coil inside the heater’s chimney and use a propane flame, rather than an open fire, for a more efficient and controllable heat source. We decided on the 180 gallon tank after, to the delight of the clerk at the Mt Vernon Rural King, sitting inside several they had in stock to test for the right fit without going overboard on the volume of water we’d be needing to heat.I plan on assembling and testing the tub during turkey season and will report on the outcome in the next issue. Unless something goes south in the meantime and you hear word of our progress via the local news… Spring turkey seasons openTurkey season get underway this month and as in the past few years, the state is divided into two zones: a south zone, which opens to hunters on Monday, April 22, and a northeast zone, which opens to hunters on Monday, April 29. Hunters can view the 2019 spring turkey season zone map at wildohio.gov.The ODNR anticipates approximately 50,000 licensed hunters will take up shotguns before the season ends on Sunday, May 19, in the south zone, and Sunday, May 26, in the northeast zone. The spring turkey season is open statewide, except for Lake La Su An Wildlife Area in Williams County, which requires a special hunting permit. All hunters are required to have a hunting license, in addition to a spring turkey hunting permit. Hunting hours from April 22-28 in the south zone and April 29 to May 5 in the northeast zone are 30 minutes before sunrise until noon. Hunting hours from April 29 to May 19 in the south zone and May 6 to May 26 in the northeast zone are 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset. Hunting hours during the two-day youth season are 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset.The spring season bag limit is two bearded wild turkeys. Hunters can harvest one bearded turkey per day, and a second spring turkey permit can be purchased at any time throughout the spring turkey season. Turkeys must be checked no later than 11:30 p.m. the day of harvest. All hunters must report their turkey harvest using the automated game-check system, which is available online, by phone or at a license agent. A complete list of participating license agents can be found at wildohio.gov. Visit the Turkey Hunting Resources page at wildohio.gov, or call 800-WILDLIFE (945-3543) for more information about the game-check process. Fur auction season concludesThe Ohio State Trappers Association (OSTA) concluded its annual fur auction season in Kidron on a high note earlier this month. Most trappers were pleased with the prices received, according to OSTA President Keith Daniels, who reported that there were about 60 plus sellers that sold and some averages prices paid were $4.32 on muskrats, $5.78 for raccoon and $17.44 for coyote pelts. For more details on OSTA, pricing and upcoming events, visit osta.org. Tycoon Lake levels loweredThe water level in Gallia County’s Tycoon Lake is being partially lowered so crews can monitor and evaluate a small area of soil movement on the lake’s south dam. According to ODNR engineers, there is no immediate risk of uncontrolled release of water from the 183-acre lake located near Bidwell. The movement of soil material, known as a slide, was discovered by ODNR staff during a routine inspection in mid-February and the affected area measures 55 feet wide and 45 feet long.Workers have covered the affected area with heavy plastic sheeting and sandbags to help reduce its exposure to further precipitation events. The area is monitored daily while ODNR staff looks into the cause of the slide and further response action. Meanwhile, due to the lower water levels, the boat ramp near the south dam is closed. However, once the water level is lowered, the agency is evaluating potential locations for a temporary boat access until the dam repairs are completed, and the lake level is returned to normal. Cuyahoga catches are edibleThe Ohio Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that fish caught in the Cuyahoga River are now safe to eat. It has taken about a year for the proclamation to get legs, as the Ohio EPA previously requested that the federal EPA lift their restrictions after fish tissue samples showed significant health improvements. The U.S. EPA finally eased restrictions on fishing from the Gorge Dam to Lake Erie. The EPA now recommends that if anglers catch fish in that stretch, they consume in accordance with general state guidelines, which essentially suggests no more than one meal per month of fish from the Cuyahoga.Hatchery tours offeredOhioans have the chance to see state fish hatchery operations firsthand and view this year’s fish production in progress when the ODNR Division of Wildlife hosts open houses at all six state fish hatcheries this month. The events are free and open to the public, and they have been timed to showcase fish as they hatch out and are in hatchery production buildings.“Several family-friendly activities will be held at each hatchery, including the opportunity to see fish eggs and fry in the production buildings, as well as juvenile and adult fish in the raceways and ponds,” said Kendra Wecker, chief of the Division of Wildlife. “Other activities vary by location but include casting contests, opportunities to view electrofishing boats and archery activities.”The fish hatchery facilities at Hebron, Senecaville and St. Marys held open houses on April 13,where fish grown include walleye and saugeye, and yellow perch at St. Marys. Pond rearing of catfish and sunfish is also underway there. The facilities at Castalia, Kincaid and London will hold open houses on Saturday, April 27, from noon to 3 p.m. Fish grown and featured in these hatcheries include rainbow trout, muskellunge (Kincaid and London), steelhead (Castalia) and brown trout (London). The following are the open house locations for April 27: Castalia State Fish Hatchery7018 Homegardner RoadCastalia, Ohio 44824419-684-7499 Kincaid State Fish Hatchery7487 State Route 124Latham, Ohio 45646740-493-2717 London State Fish Hatchery2470 Roberts Mill Road SWLondon, Ohio 43140740-852-1412 Get more information about all six of Ohio’s state fish hatcheries atwildlife.ohiodnr.gov/species-and-habitats/fisheries-management.
The missing star power of Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell might have taken some sheen off it but the athletics event of the Delhi Commonwealth Games promises to be enthralling nonetheless with home-grown talents such as PT Usha-protege Tintu Luka gearing up to make a mark.India have just nine athletics medals, including a gold, in the Commonwealth Games history but the country can look forward to a haul of at least six this time, according to Athletics Federation of India chief Lalit Bhanot.Athletics is one discipline in Commonwealth Games which presents a world class field. Competitors from Great Britain, Australia, Canada, Jamaica, Kenya and Canada take part in it.Not surprisingly, India have many times won more athletics medals in Asian Games than Commonwealth Games.’Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh is the only Indian to have won a gold — in men’s quarter mile or 440 yards race in Cardiff, Wales in 1958 when it was still known as the British Empire and Commonwealth Games.The colour of the medals will, however, depends on whether the athletes can touch their personal bests in home conditions.”This time we have the chance to have the best medal haul in our Commonwealth Games history. We are aiming for six to eight medals. It is a very tough world-class competition in athletics as competitors from Jamaica, Kenya, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada are taking part,” Bhanot told PTI.”In Melbourne, we won two silver — Seema Antil in women’s discus throw and women’s 4X400 relay. But this time we are hoping that we will be among the top performing athletics countries,” said Bhanot who is also the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee spokesman.advertisementIn four events — men’s shot put, men’s discus throw, women’s discus throw and women’s 4X400 relay — Indians are among the season’s top five performers among Commonwealth countries.India is expecting two medals from women’s discus throw out of the three in the team — Krishna Poonia, Harwant Kaur and national record holder and Melbourne Games silver medallist Seema Antil.Poonia and Kaur are in the top five and Antil is sixth.All the three were also fielded in Melbourne with Antil winning silver with a throw of 60.56m.Poonia hurled the discus to 63.69 in April in USA, which put her third in the season’s best list behind Dani Samuels (65.58m) of Australia and Elizna Naude (64.49m) of South Africa. .Naude had won gold in Melbourne with an effort of 61.55m while Samuels bagged a bronze by clearing 60.56m.Poonia, who was fifth in Melbourne four years ago with 58.65m, has not touched 61.00m in her two latest performances — at the Asian All Star Meet in July here and National Inter-State Championships in Patiala last month.Kaur, who was seventh in Melbourne with 57.64m, has a season’s best of 60.66m which she recorded at Patiala and is fifth among the Commonwealth discus throwers.She has a personal best of 63.05m which she did six years ago and had done 61.08 in 2008 though in the last two months she has not been able to go past the 61m mark.Antil, on the other hand, has not touched 60m for quite some time and she will need a major improvement in her form to win a medal though she is the national record holder with a throw of 64.84 in 2004.In women’s 800m race, Luka has improved by leaps and bounds in recent months and she broke Shiny Wilson’s 15-year-old national record yesterday in the VTB Bank Continental Cup by running 1:59.17 to finish a creditable fifth. Wilson’s earlier national record was 1:59.85 set in 1995.Luka is now sixth among Commonwealth top performers this season with Beijing Olympics gold medallist Nancy Jebet Lagat of Kenya leading the time with 1:57.75, followed by another Kenyan Janeth Jepkosgei (1:57.84), Jamaican Kenia Sinclair (1:58.16), Britons Jemma Simpson (1:58.74) and Jennifer Meadows (1:58.88).But the withdrawls of Simpson and Meadows, who finished fourth in Croatia, have brightened Luka’s medal hopes.The 21-year-old P T Usha protege will, however, have to contend with tough competition as top finishers in Melbourne four years ago are in prime form this time around as well.Janeth had won gold in Melbourne with a time of 1:57.88 while Sinclair was the silver medallist with 1:58.16 four years ago.Janeth, a former world champion and Beijing Olympics silver medallist, and Sinclair finished first and second in VTB Bank Continental Cup on Saturday in Split, Croatia, where Luka shattered Shiny Wilson’s record with her first sub two minute performance of her career.South African world champion Caster Semenya, who resumed running recently after her gender test controversy a year ago, will also be aiming for a medal though her best this season was 1:59.65.advertisementAnother event in which India can expect a medal is in women’s 4X400m relay. The Indian quartet of Rajwinder Kaur, Manjith Kaur, Soman Chitra and Pinki Parmanik had won a silver in Melbourne with an effort of 3:29.57.This season, the Indian relay team’s 3:32.63 time is the fourth best behind Great Britain, Jamaica and Nigeria. In Melbourne, Australia had won gold with a timing of 3:28.66 while Nigeria (3:31.83) and Jamaica (3:34.91) had finished third and fourth respectively.Fast improving women jumper Mayookha Johny is another medal hope in both long jump and triple jump. She broke Anju Bobby George’s 2002 triple jump national record of 13.67m by clearing 13.68m at the National Inter-State Meet in Patiala last month.In long jump, her 6.64m is seventh among the season’s best Commonwealth performers while she is sixth in triple jump.”I am aiming to jump around 14m in which I think should win a medal in long jump. In triple jump, I am aiming for 6.7m or 6.8m to get a medal,” Mayookha had said after the Patiala meet.Among men, India’s medal hopes are mainly on shot putters Om Prakash and Saurabh Vij but they may not be gold. With Vij testing positive for a banned stimulant has dealt a blow to India as he had recently recorded a staggering 20.65m in the Delhi Athletics Championships.His effort though was not counted as national record as it came in a state event which did not follow standard rules including dope tests.The IAAF website though took note of Vij’s effort which is below the Commonwealth best of Canadian Dylan Armstrong’s 21.58m. Dorian Scott of Jamaica, who won silver in Melbourne four years ago with an effort of 19.75m, is second with season’s best of 20.55 while Martin Scott of Australia who won bronze in Melbourne has a personal best of 20.10 to lie fourth this season.Om Prakash and Great Britain’s Carl Myerscough have same 19.99m to be in fifth place in season’s best efforts.Om Prakash, who have a personal best of 20.02m recorded last year in Chennai said he wood look to clear 20.50m for a medal.”I am looking to clear at least 20.50m which I think should be enough for a medal. Winning gold depends on the performance of other competitors. Armstrong could only have 19.70 in the VTB Bank Continental Cup on Saturday so you never know,” he said.
A steamy screen kiss that Koena Mitra shares with American actor Kevin Sorbo in her international debut, The Story Of Naomi , is currently doing the rounds on the Internet.Although sources in the film’s unit have claimed the scene was leaked, most others in the industry feel the makers of the film were merely going with the current trend of deliberately giving away to sundry websites in order to fuel publicity.The Story Of Naomi, being billed as Koena’s ‘Hollywood debut’ is actually directed by an American filmmaker of Indian origin Ash Gupta, known so far as a fashion photographer.The ‘leaked’ liplock scene between Koena Mitra & Kevin Sorbo.Sorbo apart, the other notable Hollywood link in the film is producer Michael Hirshenson, best known as a casting associate in films such as Jurassic Park, Mrs Doubtfire, A Few Good Men, Home Alone 2 and When Harry Met Sally. The Story Of Naomi made news when it was announced a while back owing to the sensational character Koena is touted to be playing.She plays Naomi, the film’s bisexual protagonist who has an affair with the film’s hero as well as a woman.Going by the first- look poster, which has Koena striking a provocative pose with a female co- star, Gupta’s film looks like a low- budget sexy movie.Sorbo is best known as a TV star on shows such as Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Andromeda . His Hollywood outing so far has mostly been marked by B-flicks such as Kull The Conqueror, Bitch Slap and Fire Down Below . While on Koena, the Bollywood Desert starlet has hardly tasted success in Hindi films in her career spanning just over half a decade. In fact, she has made more news with her reported nose job that went wrong (Koena of course denied having gone for a surgery) than genuine acting skills or stardom.advertisementWith no clear blockbuster to her credit, she is best known for glamour roles in films such as Apna Sapna Money Money , Musafir and Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena . She was last seen in a starring role in the 2008 dud, Anamika . Around the time Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena was releasing in 2005, a section of the grapevine suggested she was having a fling with Fardeen Khan, her co- star in the film.Koena however had vehemently denied the rumour.Coming back to The Story Of Naomi, the film also stars Chris Deveccio and Diep Tran in supporting roles.The film is slated for release sometime next year.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.
Festival season is around the corner as is the wedding season. And everyone likes making their homes look good, not just now, all year around! Here are some brilliant tips from Retesh Sharma, Managing Director, Zynna on how to best light up your home in the party season. Whether inside or outside, lights are key to making a house a home.You wouldn’t want a bright overhead light shining down on an intimate dinner party or a single lamp lighting a space where you’re trying to do a project. The main goal of lighting design is to introduce varying degrees of light into a room, which are called layers. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’If you only have direct light sources, it will make a space feel dark and gloomy. And if you light the room evenly with no contrast, the room will appear flat and uninviting. Lighting is all about creating interest and visual drama, and these layers of light are parts of the whole that create the ultimate ambiance.Some party occasions call for bright light, but a party isn’t one of them. Your guests will feel relaxed and comfortable if the lights are a bit dimmer than usual. Consider keeping overhead lights turned off, relying instead on lamps, sconces and other light sources. This creates an intimate atmosphere, encouraging everyone to open up and socialize. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixYour home is already full of light fixtures – pendants, sconces, lamps, and chandeliers. Dress them up for the party. Hang ornaments from ceiling fixtures so they catch the light. Wind greenery and berry branches around a pendant light’s cord or around the branches of a chandelier.Candles add personal touch to the evening. The natural radiance coming from candles sets up the mood as soon as one enters the party. Besides adding light and sparkle, candles come in beautiful varieties of perfumes. These also add up and create mood lighting.
With a wedding date set and trousseau shopping on full swing, you need all the time you can get to make a lasting impression on the big day. The first place to start? Your skin, says an expert. Madhu Arora,