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Rain May Bring Major Crop Disease Outbreak

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first_img Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Hoosier Ag Today’s chief meteorologist Ryan Martin’s forecast has some very serious rainfall totals predicted for this week, “There are no ifs, ands or buts about it. We have rain in our forecast every day this week, Monday through early Saturday morning. The heaviest periods look to be Wednesday, and then Friday night. Rains there can be easily up to or over 1 inch. Other rains will be more minor to moderate, mostly a quarter to three quarters of an inch. But still…that is moisture, and its moisture that many are saying they could do without.” Martin says next weekend could be yet another weekend of heavy rain, “At this point, we are really concerned about Friday overnight, as models are showing a fantastic bulls-eye of 3 inches over Howard, Tipton, and Hamilton Counties, from Kokomo down through Westfield.  There is plenty of time for that precipitation outlook to change, shift, or disappear…but we are watching heavy rain potential very closely for the week.” Facebook Twitter Previous articleUSDA Lower Corn Condition Rating a LittleNext articleKoreans Visiting Indiana Very Interested in High Oleic Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Name Sym Last Change Crop damage reports continue to come in after another weekend of heavy rain in some areas. Ryan Peal, DuPont Pioneer agronomist in NW Indiana, says ponding is a serious problem in many fields, “A lot of these crops that are underwater are just not going to make it, especially if we get some heat.”  He added that the excessive rain we have had and that is forecast for the next two weeks is also taking a lot of nitrogen out of the soil, “This is going to be a real concern over the next few weeks.” He also sees major disease problems coming as a result of the rains, “I think we are going to have a serious problem this year. As soybeans begin to flower, that is going to open up the plant to disease infestation.” He said some parts of the state have seen hail, and that will damage corn leaves which will also open the plant for infection. Peal strongly recommends that growers consider using a fungicide or at least have some on hand for a rescue treatment. Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 SHARE Rain May Bring Major Crop Disease Outbreak Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Rain May Bring Major Crop Disease Outbreak SHARE STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 In some areas replanting may still be an option. Peal is suggesting mid group 3 varieties, “I think they can still give you good yields but you will have to increase your plant population rate.” Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Facebook Twitter All quotes are delayed snapshots By Gary Truitt – Jun 15, 2015 Home Indiana Agriculture News Rain May Bring Major Crop Disease Outbreaklast_img read more

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Parents of Austin serial bombing suspect ‘devastated for the other families,’ neighbors say

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first_imgABC News(AUSTIN, Texas) — The parents of the man police say was responsible for a string of bombings in Texas are “devastated for the other families,” neighbors told ABC News. Jeff and Nancy Reep said the Conditts told them they had no idea their son, Mark Conditt, was the suspect in the serial bombings until a reporter knocked on their door asking for comment before dawn Wednesday.“They were shell-shocked,” Nancy Reep told ABC News. “They’re devastated for the other families.”“Now, they’re grieving their son,” she added. “What he did was horrible and they know that too, but still, he’s their son.” Residents in and around Texas’ capital city had been on edge since the bombing spree began March 2, killing two people and injuring at least four others.Chief Brian Manley of the Austin Police Department told reporters Wednesday night that 23-year-old Mark Conduit allegedly made a 25-minute recording on his cell phone in which he confessed to constructing seven bombs. All seven explosives have been accounted for, though Manley warned the community to “remain vigilant.”Three packages had detonated at residences in Austin, while another explosive was triggered by a tripwire. Anthony Stephan House, 39, died after being taken to a local hospital for injuries he had sustained in the blast. Draylen Mason, 17, was also killed.A fifth homemade bomb went off at a FedEx distribution center about 65 miles southwest of Austin, while another package was found intact at a different FedEx center. The seventh exploded in Conditt’s vehicle with him inside during a confrontation with authorities alongside a highway near Austin early Wednesday morning. Conditt died in the explosion. Conditt’s family said in a statement to ABC News that they “are devastated and broken at the news that our family member could be involved in such an awful way.”“We had no idea of the darkness that Mark must have been in,” the family continued in their statement. “Our family is a normal family in every way. We love, and we pray and, we try to inspire and serve others. Right now our prayers are for those families who have lost loved ones, for those impacted in any way, and for the soul of our Mark. We are grieving, and we are in shock. Please respect our privacy as we deal with this terrible, terrible knowledge and try to support each other at this time.” The Reep said they never noticed anything unusual about Mark, who they said was homeschooled in Pflugerville along with his siblings. They described the Conditts as “really good people” who were “devout” Christians, often hosting church group meetings in their home. “Mark was just a kid. He was quiet and very intelligent,” Nancy Reep told ABC News. “They were good parents. They were involved parents. They did so much for their children. There’s no rhyme or reason as to why this happened.”“As far as we’re concerned as neighbors, you know, you’ve got a great family living next door to you, you’ve got kids that were brought up and interacted with your children like any normal family would do,” her husband, Jeff Reep, added.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Artist named Provost of Arts and Humanities

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first_imgArtist Enrique Martínez Celaya will become the first Provost Professor of Humanities and Arts and will join the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Roski School of Art and Design faculty this fall.“We are honored to welcome Enrique Martínez Celaya to our faculty,” USC Provost Michael Quick told USC News. “He is an exceptional contemporary artist with an engaging and creative mind. He will be an exciting addition to our university community.”Before coming to USC, Martínez Celaya worked at Dartmouth College serving as the Roth Family Distinguished Visiting Scholar. Martínez Celaya was born in Cuba, but raised in both Spain and Puerto Rico. He began working as a painter at age 12, before studying applied and engineering physics at Cornell University. He received his master’s degree in quantum electronics at UC Berkeley. He also earned a master of fine arts at UC Santa Barbara.Martínez Celaya’s work has been displayed all over the world including the State Hermitage Museum in Russia, the Museum der bildenden Künste in Germany and the Pérez Art Museum in Miami. He said much of his artwork is influenced by both philosophy and literature.“My artistic practice incorporates literature, philosophy and science as well as art theory and history,” he told USC News. “In the past, I have worked with scientists, novelists, poets and philosophers, and I hope to continue and expand these collaborations at USC.”last_img read more

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Speculation over Onuoha’s future and Blues are linked with Valencia star

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first_imgHull and Stoke are interested in signing QPR defender Nedum Onuoha, the Daily Star Sunday say.The 28-year-old centre-back is said to be ready to leave Rangers if they drop into the Championship.The Star also claim QPR have held talks over bringing in defender Nicolas Spolli.Argentine Spolli, 32, has been on loan at Roma from Catania.There has recently been speculation about Onuoha’s futureMeanwhile, Chelsea are looking to sign Valencia left-back Jose Luis Gaya, according to the Sunday People.Manchester City and Real Madrid are also said to be interested in the 19-year-old, who reportedly has a £13.2m release clause in his contract.The Star, which continues to suggest Chelsea want to sign Sami Khedira from Real Madrid, say Manchester United have been offered the chance to sign the German.And the Mail on Sunday reports that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has paid £30,000 for pop band McBusted to perform at his daughter’s 18th birthday party.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Rearranging Deck Chairs on Sinking Planet Theories

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first_imgSupernovas come in handy as theory rescue devices.Fortified iron: Here’s a puzzle: moon rocks have measurable levels of iron-60, Space.com says. But they shouldn’t. Iron-60 has a half-life of 2.6 million years, far too short to have been there billions of years ago when the moon supposedly formed. To keep the moon old, astronomers propose the following auxiliary hypothesis:Now, scientists have discovered unusually high levels of iron-60 in moon rocks gathered during Apollo missions 12, 15 and 16 between 1969 and 1972. This finding suggests that debris from a nearby supernova sprayed Earth and the rest of the solar system in the past few million years.Have they thought through the consequences on life if a supernova sprayed the Earth between 1.7 and 2.6 million years ago, when human ancestors were roaming Africa in the evolutionary scheme?Magnetic magic: One thing we do know is that Earth is better off with its moon. A sun-like star named Kappa Ceti is showing astronomers that a magnetic field is critical for life, Astrobiology Magazine says. Space.com points out that a magnetic field would have been crucial when the Earth formed to keep it from getting sterilized by the superflares that young suns are prone to. Now, PhysOrg adds that the moon–among its many benefits for life—now appears to “play a major role in maintaining Earth’s magnetic field.” Actually, this proposal turns out to be a theory rescue device for another problem:To maintain this magnetic field until the present day, the classical model required the Earth’s core to have cooled by around 3,000° C over the past 4.3 billion years. Now, a team of researchers from CNRS and Université Blaise Pascal suggests that, on the contrary, its temperature has fallen by only 300° C. The action of the moon, overlooked until now, is thought to have compensated for this difference and kept the geodynamo active.Blasting gold: Where does gold come from? Science Daily proposes that it comes from supernovas, but “At this time, no one knows the answer.” The puzzle goes for other heavy elements, too. A downstream problem is how it arrived in sufficient quantities on the surface of Earth to cover the tomb of Tutankhamen and other ancient works of art (see 10/20/15 and 3/17/13).Missing dwarfs: Is it dwarfs or dwarves? Whichever, they’re missing. Science Daily tells about “the missing brown dwarfs” that are too large to be planets but too small to be stars. They should be all over the place, but the sky turned up empty in a search. It’s crisis time again. Planets are supposed to be composed of heavy elements that formed in supernovas. Now, the supernova deficit impinges on a star-formation deficit.The scientists concluded that there should be many more brown dwarfs in the solar neighbourhood that are yet to be discovered and that will fill the observed gap. If they are right, this would mean that star formation fails significantly more often than previously thought, producing one brown dwarf for every four stars. In any case, it appears, the established picture of the solar neighbourhood and of its brown dwarf population will have to be rethought.Rearrange the chairs again: The problems reported above are subsumed in a bigger problem reported by New Scientist. The headline, “How two tiny dots defy the history of life and the solar system,” indicates that zircons from Australia’s Jack Hills formation are throwing theories into a tizzy, and along with that, the notions of a Late Heavy Bombardment so trendy in solar system formation models. “When it came to explaining how these things all got started, we thought we had it more or less worked out,” Colin Stuart writes, indicating that prior confidence was unwarranted. “It was a nice story,” he laments. His chart shows how these zircons require scrapping the LHB, moving planetary migration half a billion years earlier, and moving the origin of life 300 million years earlier. But with those corrections, other things stretch and break. How did the Earth cool so fast? How did life get started so quickly? When were the large impact basins on the moon formed? “Future work” will be required to put the new pieces together without breaking something else.Modern science marches on. Aren’t you glad we have such wise and competent wizards to explain reality? The reality of the 1970s, of course, never was reality to begin with. Today’s reality may be tomorrow’s fiction. There are an infinite number of ways to rearrange the deck chairs, so these adjustments are likely to continue far past our lifetimes. Each generation will be presented with a comforting picture of reality to keep the funding flowing to the scientific wizards. Occasional anomalies are good for this system; it keeps them looking busy. If they ever figured everything out, there would be nothing more to do but keep climbing, until they reach the summit, where the theologians have been sitting for centuries. (Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Tourist arrivals continue to grow

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first_img6 September 2010Foreign visitors to South Africa increased by more than 350 000 in the first four months of this year compared to the same period in 2009, says Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk.Speaking ahead of the launch of Tourism Month last week, Van Schalkwyk said that from January to April this year, foreign arrivals totalled more than 2.5-million, compared to approximately 2.2-million in 2009, representing a growth of 16.3 percent.“Our foreign arrivals continue to reflect the consistent growth of our tourism industry, and I have no doubt that 2010 is going to be a very successful year,” he said.Domestic tourism“We have always understood, however, that the backbone of any tourism industry is its domestic market. We will continue to promote the richness of our destination to South African travellers, and during Tourism Month we have a particular focus on showcasing our local tourism offerings,” he said.Approximately 14.6-million adult South Africans undertook about 30-million domestic trips in 2009, with a total annual spend of more than R22-billion. In 2009, 75 percent of all tourist volume in South Africa was derived from domestic tourists, making it by far the biggest segment of the industry.Van Schalkwyk said the figures were also less volatile than foreign tourism and offered the industry and the country’s economy a steady income stream.“South African Tourism’s Sho’t Left campaign is specifically aimed at making travelling more accessible and affordable for all South Africans. Over the last six years we have invested approximately R70-million … underlining the fact that we are serious about strengthening domestic tourism as the foundation of our industry.”South Africa will also commemorate World Tourism Day on 27 September, this year’s theme being “Tourism and Biodiversity”.“In South Africa, the majority of our tourism offerings are rich in biodiversity,” said South African Tourism CEO Thandiwe January Maclean.” It is important for each and every South African to preserve this in order to ensure that we have a sustainable tourism offering.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Mandela quotations book published

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first_imgNelson Mandela by Himself: The Authorised Book of Quotations is a comprehensive resource on the sayings of South Africa’s former president.(Image: Janine Erasmus) The book contains over 2 000 quotations,gathered over six decades, and is expected to lower the many incidenceswhen Mandela is misquoted..(Image: Nelson Mandela Foundation) MEDIA CONTACTS • Sello Hatang  NMF communications manager  +27 11 547 5600 RELATED ARTICLES • Mvezo school a legacy of Mandela • Mandela a free man 21 years ago • New Mandela book released • SA families give back on Mandela Day • Mandela’s old offices restoresJanine ErasmusThe Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory has published a new, authorised book of quotations from the respected former president – one they hope will help his many admirers to quote him accurately from now on.Nelson Mandela by Himself: The Authorised Book of Quotations was released at the Nelson Mandela Foundation on 27 June 2011, and sales were brisk at the launch function.“We wanted this to be a book of substance,” said the centre’s memory programme head Verne Harris, “and one that wasn’t necessarily based on the well-established narrative of Mandela’s life.”Under the editorship of Mandela Foundation communications manager Sello Hatang and senior researcher Sahm Venter, the new book also aims to make the task of the foundation easier as it receives hundreds of phone calls every month from people wanting to confirm Mandela’s words of wisdom.Although small in size, the book contains over 2 000 sayings by the elder statesman, gathered over six decades. They’re categorised under keywords such as responsibility, humanity, reconciliation, prison, integrity and South Africa – 317 sections in all.The prison category is divided into 26 sub-sections, including comrades, loneliness, and reflections. The South Africa section has 13 sub-categories.The book also includes a timeline of important Mandela events, and a selection of books and documentaries that were used as references.Unpublished materialThe editors, who claim that Mandela is one of the most frequently quoted people in the world, guarantee that each saying is 100% accurate. Hatang and Venter delved into Mandela’s notebooks, letters, speeches and audio material in order to put the collection together. Many quotations are previously unpublished.“We pass through this world but once,” says the quotation inside the covers, “and opportunities you miss will never be available to you again.”“Granddad doesn’t often talk openly about his feelings,” said Ndileka Mandela, daughter of Mandela’s older son Thembekile, at the event, “so this book is a priceless resource and an insight into his thoughts”.“This book is long overdue,” said politician and businesswoman Cheryl Carolus. “For years we’ve looked up to Madiba and his generation as the leaders, but today we are the frontline generation and the future is in our hands. As such, we can all benefit from his wisdom.”Ahead of his timeMandela’s sayings are presented in chronological order within each section, so the reader can track the progression of his thoughts and opinions on any matter. Many subjects are even more important today as they were a decade or two ago.In 1992 Mandela said: “Many of us find it difficult to talk about sex to our children, but nature’s truth is that unless we guide the youth towards safer sex, the alternative is playing into the hands of a killer disease.”HIV/Aids has swept through South Africa’s population in recent years, killing millions. According to the national Department of Health, until 1998 the South African Aids epidemic was the fastest expanding on earth, but it has since slowed. Incidences of mother-to-child transmission, in particular, have dropped from 8% in 2008 to 2% in 2011.“In this regard Granddad was far ahead of his time,” said Ndileka Mandela. “During a Robben Island visit, I was shocked when he asked me very personal questions about my relationships, and warned me about safe sex. You didn’t talk about those things back then.”A poignant entry from 2005 reads simply, “My son has died of Aids.”“Yes, Aids has touched our family,” Ndileka Mandela said, referring to the death of her uncle Makgatho, who passed away at the age of 54.Mandela was adamant that the cause of his son’s death should not be hidden, because treating Aids as something mysterious only adds to the stigma and misinformation that helps the disease to proliferate.last_img read more

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Indaba examines outlook and opportunities in manufacturing sector

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first_imgEntrepreneurs, government and corporates attended the third annual 2016 Manufacturing Indaba held at the Emperors Palace in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng on 28 and 29 June.This year’s conference theme, “manufacturing the future”, was a challenge to attendees. The goal was to imagine an ideal industrial future that worked to the benefit of the globe. This year’s Indaba also focussed on small to medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs).About the conferenceThe Indaba’s emphasis is on key industrial sectors. For the governmental co- hosts (the Department of Trade and Industry [the DTI], the Department of Science and Technology, the host City of Ekurhuleni, and the Department of Public Enterprises) the Indaba offers an opportunity to boost the country’s industrial sector, especially those that hold the promise of sustainable growth and job creation.Julie Cunningham, marketing manager of the event, says visitors were able to take advantage of the opportunity to engage with powerhouses in the manufacturing sector at the interactive sessions. Panel discussions included the gas industrialisation strategy and what this means for manufacturers and pathways to African development: trade; regional, industrial and integration.Speakers across the various panels included Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies, Gauteng Premier David Makhura, City of Ekurhuleni, councillor Mondli Gungubele and the Gautrain management agency CEO Jack van der Merwe.Here are key messages of Premier Makhura’s closing speech:If we are to move into Industry 4.0 it’s important to understand that cities are the drivers of economies – @David_Makhura #MFGIndaba— ManufacturingIndaba (@IndabaManufact) June 29, 2016We are exploring areas of the new economy: Green, Mineral beneficiation to mention some – @David_Makhura #MFGIndaba— ManufacturingIndaba (@IndabaManufact) June 29, 2016It’s not good enough for black people to be the importers of goods – that’s not empowerment – @David_Makhura #MFGIndaba— ManufacturingIndaba (@IndabaManufact) June 29, 2016Our approach to empowerment is that we want black producers – @David_Makhura #MFGIndaba— ManufacturingIndaba (@IndabaManufact) June 29, 2016We want to position Gauteng to lead the new industrial revolution in Africa – @David_Makhura #MFGIndaba— ManufacturingIndaba (@IndabaManufact) June 29, 2016We believe there are interventions we can do at sub national levels to revitalise the manufacturing sector – @David_Makhura #MFGIndaba— ManufacturingIndaba (@IndabaManufact) June 29, 2016Visiting various manufacturing sectors to see what the obstacles are and how we can help improve them – @David_Makhura #MFGIndaba— ManufacturingIndaba (@IndabaManufact) June 29, 2016We are building a proper automotive city around Rosslyn – @David_Makhura #MFGIndaba— ManufacturingIndaba (@IndabaManufact) June 29, 2016Boost for black business ownersEngineering News reported the DTI’s black industrialists’ programme will be boosted by R500-million. The department’s acting chief director Takalani Tambani explained the funds were approved for eight selected companies across key manufacturing sectors including plastics, pharmaceuticals, metal fabrication and electro-equipment.He encouraged black business owners to form partnerships and joint ventures with one another to be able to compete in the mainstream economy.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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10 months agoInter Milan agree to meet terms demanded by Arsenal midfielder Ramsey

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan agree to meet terms demanded by Arsenal midfielder Ramseyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan are close to a deal with Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.La Repubblica says Inter met Ramsey’s agent on Wednesday, where an agreement was reached in principle for the Welshman to arrive on July 1.It’s suggested Ramsey, 27, is demanding €6-7m a season – and the Nerazzurri are prepared to meet the demand, given the urgency to invest.A deal for January hasn’t been ruled out with coach Luciano Spalletti eager to work with Ramsey immediately.AC Milan, whose CEO is ex-Arsenal man Ivan Gazidis, is also interested in Ramsey. last_img

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9 months agoMan Utd midfielder Herrera hails Solskjaer tactics for Spurs win

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first_imgMan Utd midfielder Herrera hails Solskjaer tactics for Spurs winby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Ander Herrera hailed manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tactics for their win at Tottenham.Marcus Rashford scored the only goal to earn an important 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League, by latching onto a magnificent long ball from the talismanic Paul Pogba in midfield. “The manager told us that at the beginning of the game it would be difficult to make short passes,” Herrera explained. “He told us that it would be easier for us to switch the play and to look – almost without looking – to the other side of the pitch to switch the ball, because that is where we were going to find spaces.“We scored like that, so thank you to the game plan as well.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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