Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for April 24, 2017

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter We have gotten lucky in the Hoosier state! After a weekend that saw our potential rain event move farther south, we are going to continue to see dry weather through Wednesday! Temps will be climbing and this should promote good drying and excellent field work chances over the state.Our first chance of rain this week hits Wednesday night and Thursday. Rains move through, but are not too impressive at this point. We like showers at .25”-.75” rates for the Wednesday night-Thursday period, with coverage at 80%. A second wave of showers may threaten southern Indiana Thursday night, but at this point we think that batch may miss to the south…time will tell.However, our good luck comes to an end this weekend and early next week. A powerful front sweeps through the state Saturday with 1-2” rains and coverage at 100%. Lingering showers pop up on Sunday. Then a second strong front hits for Monday the 1st bringing .5”1.5” rains and coverage at 80%. So…over the span of 3 days we can see 1-3” of rain over most of the state, and in the span of 5 days (to include this first system this Thursday) that total pushes to likely 1.5”-4”. Stronger thunderstorms sitting over the same area could even bump that range. In any case, that will slow field work down in a hurry! But…if you need a silver lining…look at it this way…at least we are not in central IL. The map above shows potential rain totals through next Monday. Notice some areas of IL are between 6” and 8”???We should be dry next Tuesday FWIW…but another minor wave is on the way for next Wednesday, the 3rd, starting mostly in the afternoon. That wave could bring another .25”-.5” with 60% coverage.In the extended window, another system is likely around the 6th with up to half an inch of moisture, and another closer to the 10th. So…go as hard as you can as fast as you can the next several days…it’s a gift! SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 23, 2017 Previous articleBurndown RecommendationsNext articleRenewable Fuels Standard Heads to Court Hoosier Ag Today Home News Feed Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for April 24, 2017 Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for April 24, 2017last_img read more

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Armenian National Committee of America, Pasadena Chapter Host Holiday Party

first_img Subscribe Community News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes The ANCA – Pasadena Chapter hosted its annual Holiday Party on Thursday, January 10th, 2013, at the Armenian Center in Pasadena California. Supporters, friends, and prominent members of the Armenian American Community were present to celebrate.ANCA – Pasadena Chapter Board Chairperson, Shoghig Yepremian, introduced the dignitaries and guests of the day and thanked everyone for their unwavering support of the Armenian American Community in the city of Pasadena. In retrospect, Ms. Yepremian highlighted the enormous amount of work that was carried out by the ANCA board members for the past year and went on to congratulate the ANCA – Pasadena Chapter Board for its persistent hard work and diligence in looking out for the best interests of the Armenian American community in the city of Pasadena.Significant highlights of the evening came when 27th. District Congresswoman, Judy Chu, presented a Certificate of Congressional Recognition to the ANCA – Pasadena Chapter, and when two members of the ANCA – Pasadena Chapter Board, David George Gevorkyan and Nareene Karakashian, were presented with honorary plaques from board Chairperson Ms. Yepremian for their distinguished service and unrelenting effort within the board to further the cause of the Armenian American Community in Pasadena.Friends of the ANCA in attendance included Congresswoman Judy Chu, former State Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, current Pasadena Vice-Mayor Margaret McAustin, Councilmembers Terry Tornek (Dist. 7), Gene Masuda (Dist. 4) and Jacque Robinson (Dist. 1), Former City of Pasadena Councilmember and now 44th. District State of California Assemblyman, Chris Holden, Pasadena Chief of Police Philip Sanchez, Pasadena City Treasurer Vic Erganian, Pasadena City Manager Michael Beck, Harry Kouladjian of the Pasadena Armenian Police Advisory Committee (PAPAC). Also present was former mayor of the City of Pasadena, the Hon. William Paparian, Pasadena City College Board Trustees, William E. Thomson and Berlinda Brown as well as Pasadena Unified School District President, Renatta Cooper and Vice-President Ed Honowitz.The ANCA – Pasadena Chapter Board promised to continue its ongoing work to lead the community in the right direction in the upcoming year as it has in the past and see to it that the much anticipated genocide memorial project be fulfilled in time for the centennial commemoration in 2015.center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Non-Profits News Armenian National Committee of America, Pasadena Chapter Host Holiday Party From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, February 14, 2013 | 8:52 pm Herbeauty8 Gift Ideas Your New BF Will Definitely LikeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

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Right-hand Man of Mexican Cartel Boss “El Chapo” Guzmán Arrested

first_img One of cartel boss Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s right-hand men in northwestern Mexico has been detained by military personnel, the Secretariat of Defense announced in a statement. Raúl Sabori Cisneros (“El Negro” [“The Black”]) was detained on 16 April in an operation without “a single shot fired,” the statement emphasized. The detainee is the “chief operator and second-most-important man in the state of Sonora – on the border with the United States – for Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s organization,” the statement added. Sabori Cisneros is accused of the kidnapping and murder in 2010 of two police officers from Sonora (in western Mexico), whose bodies were found this year, and also of killing a member of the musical group Los Alazanes [The sorrel horses] in 2008. Since his escape from prison ten years ago, Guzmán has achieved control of the Sinaloa cartel, considered the most important of the seven that operate in Mexico, and a spot on Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s richest and most influential men. Disputes between his organization and other cartels, according to the government, led to 34,600 deaths between December 2006 and 2010. At least 3,000 deaths this year should be added to that total, independent tallies published periodically by the Mexican daily newspapers agree. By Dialogo April 21, 2011last_img read more

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Undefeated Greensburg Central Catholic beats East Allegheny by a whisker

first_imgby Smokin’ Jim FrazierFor New Pittsburgh Courier In boxing they say to beat the champ you have to knock him out. East Allegheny (5-3) had Greensburg Central Catholic (8-0), the defending WPIAL champions, on the ropes but failed to deliver the fatal dagger.The Wildcats weren’t very hospitable as senior night hosts to the visiting Centurions in the first half of their Interstate Conference showdown Friday night.Greensburg Central Catholic was seeking their fourth shutout in eight games, but found themselves down 13-0 early in the first quarter. East Allegheny  jumped out to a 6-0 lead when quarterback Jody Harris threw a 48-yard touchdown pass to Shawn Adair. Harris, who rushed for over 100 yards and passed for over 100 yards, extended the Wildcats first quarter lead to 13-0 when he threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Deonte Allen.The Wildcats gladly accepted five turnover gifts from GCC and two personal fouls in one of the hardest hitting games ever in the WPIAL, a contest that knocked four Centurions players out of the game because of injuries.The NFL’s stance against helmet-to-helmet hits did not trickle down to Churchman Stadium. GCC star fullback Justin Kemp­ka took a vicious hit from the Wildcats defense and had to be helped off the field with a concussion.Late in the second quarter it looked as if the battle-worn GCC soldiers would falter, but they dug down deep and behind quarterback Terrence Stepoli and refused to surrender.Terrance, a 6-4 African-American quarterback, was a three-year starter at quarterback for Monessen, before he and his 6-6 brother Josh transferred to GCC. PIAA rules state that student-athletes who transfer for what is determined to be athletic intent cannot join their team for one year. However, after principals Don Favero of Greensburg Central and Randall Marino of Monessen both signed off on the transfers, the WPIAL granted immediate eligibility.Stepoli is the WPIAL’s version of “Slash.” He is the team captain and runs the Wildcat offense. Stepoli plays quarterback, running back, wide receiver and is one of the top linebackers in the state.East Allegheny held a closer-than-comfortable 13-6 lead at the half after Stepoli passed for an 11-yard touchdown to Romulus Marino with only 40 seconds left.As East Allegheny speedster Jody Harris awaited the opening shotgun snap of the second half, one of his teammates shouted out, “Take it to the crib!”Harris, nearly took it to the crib. He broke up the middle and then used his speed to race down the left sideline for 70 yards down to the 10 yard line.The Centurions defense stiffened and the score remained 13-6 after another East Allegheny missed field goal.The score remained 13-6 late in the fourth quarter. Then, Greensburg Central Catholic started chipping away. Slowly but surely and methodically, the Centurions began to wear down the Wildcat defense. Running back Andy Biros outraced the Wildcats defense for a 51-yard touchdown with 4:03 remaining to give Greensburg Central Catholic a 14-13 lead.Stepoli and Biros combined for over 160 rushing yards.“The game never should have been this close. We kept killing ourselves with turnovers and penalties,” said Stepoli. “We got a whole bunch of playmakers on this team. We got me, Andy Biros, Justin Kemp­ka and our line just blows everything up. Our goal is to win another championship.”East Allegheny, on a night when they honored the 1970 conference championship team, had one last chance to knock off the champions. The Wildcats were on the move behind their star quarterback Harris who rushed for a game high 135 yards. But on fourth down Harris dropped back to pass and was sacked by 6-6 junior defensive-end Josh Stepoli.The Centurions were able to gangster the Wildcats and ruin the homecoming of the 1970 team and the seniors last home game.“We played these kids from Duquesne when we were single A,” said coach Muzzy Colosimo. “We always had a rivalry with the Duquesne kids.”With the closing of Duquesne High School back in 2007 they became a welcome addition to East Allegheny. The area still has a great feeder program. The Duquesne Little Dukes are one of the area’s top midget league football programs. East Allegheny, behind the Duquesne area players, was able to take the bacon to the crib twice. But Stepoli and GCC are going back to the “Big House”…Heinz Field.last_img read more

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USO Lady Eagles repeat as city middle school champs

first_img2012 GIRLS’ CHAMPS—The USO Lady Eagles show off their trophy after winning the City League Middle School Championship with a 46-19 win over Sterret Jan. 26 at Allderdice. by Malik VincentThere’s major importance in the number 20 for the USO (University Prep, Sci-Tech, and Obama) Lady Eagles.That’s the number of consecutive games that have been won since they switched from being the Pittsburgh Frick 6-8 Dolphins. “Our girls have worked hard and have made so many sacrifices throughout this process,” Lady Eagles middle school coach Ruth Walker said. “They worked out six hours each day over their Christmas break. They’ve given it everything they have to get to this point and I’ve had the complete pleasure of working with them.”The fifth-year coach has led the program, which is in its third season as USO, to four league titles.This year’s title came with a 46-19 victory over Pittsburgh Sterrett (6-8) on Jan 26 in front of a packed Allderdice gymnasium with 200 or more students.“These girls have a real strong following,” Walker said. “People mark their calendars and make notice of when these girls are playing and they make their way to see them.And that may be for good reason.This season, the first opposing bucket came in the team’s second game. They shut out Pittsburgh Mifflin Pre K-8, 67-0, to open the year. Their second win had a final margin of 45-2 over neighborhood rival, Homewood Montessori.The Lady Eagles were just 12 points shy of 500 in the campaign. They hadn’t given up more than 30 in a game.“Our motto for this team is ‘that’s how we roll’ and we just expect to dominate,” Walker said with excitement.Eighth-grader Torreionna Cash led all scorers in this year’s title game with 16 points. Kennedy Bowens also chipped in 8 points for the Lady Eagles.To add to their success in interscholastic play, the girls compete in an all-boys league at Ammons Recreation Center.There, they also have a perfect mark of 4-0.“You typically think, that as girls, they wouldn’t be as strong as the boys,” Walker added. “But obviously that hasn’t been the case. These girls are every bit as tough as them and they’re proving it in that league.”(Malik Vincent can be reached via email: [email protected] or on [email protected])last_img read more

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Preparation of grain storage facilities for grain harvest

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Protecting grain quality and ultimately the economic value of the grain begins long before the first acre is ever harvested. This pre-harvest activity is to prepare grain harvesting, handling and storage equipment and structures for the soon to be harvested corn and soybeans.All pieces of equipment used in harvesting the grain should be cleaned, inspected, and repaired several weeks prior to the beginning of the harvest season. Like in real estate where the mantra is “Location! Location! Location!” the mantra in grain harvesting and handling should be “Sanitation! Sanitation! Sanitation!” Starting with thorough cleaning of every piece of equipment through which or in which grain will be passed or hauled. Remove all traces of old grain from combines, combine heads, truck beds, grain carts, augers, lift buckets, grain pits, grain driers, bins and any other equipment used for harvesting, transporting, and handling grain. Even small amounts of moldy and/or insect-infested grain left in equipment can contaminate a bin of new grain.Since grain is usually in contact with grain bins for the greatest length of time, extra attention should be paid to the sanitation of these structures. Remove any grain or grain dust from inside the bins by sweeping or vacuuming empty bins and brushing down walls. Pay close attention to cracks and crevices, ledges over doors, and hollow tube ladder rungs on or in which grain could have been trapped from the previous storage seasons. Fans, aeration ducts, exhausts, and when possible, beneath slotted floors should be cleared of debris as well. Dispose of all debris in a lawful manner and away from the storage facility.Sanitation outside of bins is as important as inside of the bins. Ideally there should be no vegetation (weeds, shrubs, etc.) growing up against the outside of the bin. Grain pests (insects and rodents) can be harbored in the vegetation. Bare ground covered with gravel or cement is preferred, but short-mown grass is tolerable. Remove any spilled grain from around the outside of the bin and storage facility.Once storage structures have been thoroughly cleaned, carefully inspect them for signs of deterioration, especially for leaks and holes through which insects, birds or rodents can gain easy access to the stored grain or rain and snow can drip or blow in onto the grain to produce wet spots that can lead to mold growth. While inspecting for physical problems, one should also test aeration fans and driers for functionality. Check belts, bearings and gear boxes for wear and proper lubrication.Check electrical systems for corroded connections and frayed wiring before harvest. Mice like to nest inside electrical boxes where they are safe from predators. They will strip insulation from wires for nesting material and their urine causes corrosion. While inspecting control boxes, be sure to seal any openings through which mice could get in. Be sure that guards and safety shields are in place over belts, chains and intakes. Seal all leaks and make repairs to the equipment before you need them to manage the grain.Once all cleaning and repairs have been completed, an empty-bin application of an appropriately labeled insecticide is advisable, especially in bins with difficult to clean areas and/or in bins with a history of insect problems. For empty-bin insecticide treatments that are applied as a liquid, allow a minimum of 24 hours for the sprays to dry before loading grain into the bin. It is preferable to have empty-bin treatments applied at least two weeks prior to harvest.Registered empty-bin insecticides include: Tempo SC Ultra (cyfluthrin), Storcide II (chlorpyrifos-methyl plus deltamethrin) which is primarily used around small grains such as wheat, Centynal or Suspend SC (deltamethrin), Diacon-D IGR (s-methoprene = an insect growth regulator), and several pyrethrin products can be used to apply a surface treatment to the inside of the bin and provide a residual protection. Other products that contain diatomaceous earth and/or silicon dioxide such as Insecto, Protect-It, Perma-Guard and others may be utilized. Refer to the individual product labels for lists of insects controlled and application directions. Note: most if not all malathion products have removed stored grain uses from their labels.If a bin is known to be heavily infested with insects, an empty-bin fumigation may be required to knock down insect populations before applying one of the above insecticides. The most readily available product for this purpose is phosphine gas producing materials such as aluminum phosphide and magnesium phosphide sold under a wide variety of trade names. Phosphine is an extremely toxic material and fumigations should be conducted by trained, experienced, licensed applicators.Another measure one might take to reduce the chance of insect infestation is to apply a perimeter spray around the base and up the outside walls of the bin about 15 feet. This may only be necessary in areas where grain infesting insect movement has been observed on the outsides of the storage bins. There are several synthetic pyrethroids (cyfluthrin, deltamethrin, permethrin, resmethrin, etc.) that can be used for this purpose as long as they do not come in contact with the grain.Grain storage insecticide labels tend to change frequently. As always, check to make sure you are following the instructions on the product label and using the appropriate product for your situation. One also needs to be sure that the end-user of the stored grain does not have restrictions on insecticide uses on or around the grains that they are going to purchase. If growing specialty grains, check with your buyers before using insecticides.A few more words of caution include, new grain should never be stored on top of grain from a previous season’s harvest; remove old grain and clean bins before adding new grain. Grains broken in the harvesting and/or handling process become more susceptible to infestation by insects and mold. Thus, adjust combines according to the manufacturer’s specifications to minimize grain damage and to maximize removal of fines and other foreign material, move grains as little as possible, and limit the number of times and heights from which grains are dropped to reduce breakage.Last but not least, review your safety procedures for working with flowing grain, grain harvesting and handling equipment, and personal protection. Anyone who works around the bins and grain handling equipment should know where to find shut-off switches, fire extinguishers, and emergency phone numbers. Being prepared for harvest will reduce the risk of accidents, and knowing how to react in an emergency can save lives.last_img read more

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Churn Is the Enemy

first_imgIn order for your company to grow the top line you have to win new accounts, sell more to your existing accounts, or raise your prices (a combination of the three is a really powerful recipe for growth).You also have to outrun your churn. You have to increase revenue faster than you are losing it. New revenue that is won at a slower pace than your churn means that your revenue declines. New revenue that comes in at the same pace you churn accounts means you are running to stand still.It’s not enough to win new accounts. It’s not enough to sell more to your existing clients. Raising prices can help grow your revenue and your profitability. But if you don’t retain the clients you’ve already acquired, then you are going to struggle to grow your business.There is no reason to go to all the trouble to win new accounts only to treat them with the same apathy and neglect that causes the churn.Churn is the enemy. Churn means that you can’t even start making progress towards your goals until you make up the clients that you’ve lost, regardless of the reason. There is no reason to start from behind the starting line.last_img read more

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I am 27, and I Am a Maternal Health Advocate

first_imgPosted on August 31, 2010June 21, 2017By: Janna Oberdorf, Communications Manager, Women DeliverClick 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)These are two things I’m very proud of. I’m proud to be young (or at least young-ish) and passionate about women and mothers. I’m proud that when I see images of women giving birth in low-quality health facilities, I want to yell at the world. I’m proud that the first time I learned what fistula is, I wanted to smash my computer screen and say, “Why didn’t I even know about this before?” This is a fight that I’m ready and willing to take – the fight for mothers around the world.But why are there so few young people involved in maternal health, at the research level, at the advocacy level, and at the policy level?Today, at the Global Maternal Health Conference I got to watch five Young Champions of Maternal Health speak with the same passion that I feel.I watched:·      Hellen Kotlolo talk about her project to send SMS text messages to pregnant women and new mothers that give them both health advice, but also loving, empowering messages that increase their self-esteem;·      Zubaida Bai talk (via a video recording) about her project to distribute clean birth kits to communities;·      Egwaoje Ifeyinwa Madu talk about using SisterFriends, a trusted network of women in communities, to share information on maternal health and act as a safe and compassionate resource;·      Carolina Araujo Damasio Santos talk about her project The Art of Being Born which uses music, poetry, and other art forms to humanize the process of pregnancy and birth in Brazil;·      and Seth Cochran talk about Operation OF, a project to reintegrate fistula survivors into communities who have shunned them for their injuries.I couldn’t have been more inspired. But I had to ask the question: How do we get more young people on board? It seems that when it comes to maternal health, it’s hard to reach young people in a way that make them understand this is an issue that affects them. Many young people care about sexual and reproductive health – they want safe sex, contraception, safe abortions. But when you mention maternal health, they think about their mothers.Sitting in front of five Young Champions who certainly inspired this conference of almost 700 people, I hope that one day maternal health will resonate with young people on a bigger, broader level. I hope that one day when we mention maternal health, young people will think of themselves and not just their mothers. And I hope that organizations like the Maternal Health Task Force, Ashoka, and more continue to respect young people’s opinions and innovative ideas, and properly support them with information, guidance, mentoring and funding.Learn more about the Young Champions of Maternal Health program, a partnership between the Maternal Health Task Force and Ashoka.Janna Oberdorf is the Communications Manager at Women Deliver.Stay up to date with the conference happenings! Follow the Maternal Health Task Force and EngenderHealth on Twitter: @MHTF and @EngenderHealth. The conference hashtag is #GMHC2010.For more posts about the Global Maternal Health Conference, click here.For the live stream schedule, click here.Check back soon for the archived videos of today’s presentations.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

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10 months ago​Man Utd legend Keane: Players threw Mourinho under the bus

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Man Utd legend Keane: Players threw Mourinho under the busby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRoy Keane suggests that Manchester United’s players are to blame for the sacking of manager Jose Mourinho.Keane has lashed out at the group of players at United, suggesting they “got away with murder” with their performances.United are 6th in the table, 11 points off the top four. A 3-1 defeat to Liverpool led to the manager losing his job.”You would fall out with these players,” Keane told BBC Radio 5 live.”Players who turn up overweight, do not train properly and are not producing… for some to down tools, shame on some of those players.”I am not Jose’s biggest fan, but I can’t tolerate footballers who hide behind agents, their pals in the media – it is a bit of a joke.” last_img read more

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