first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Andy Rodefer, Preble Co.We have made some progress, but it has still been pretty challenging in this area. We started planting on May 2 and planted until May 4. Then we ended up getting about 1.5 inches of rain on May 4 and it pounded stuff into the ground — something we definitely we did not need. We were out last week until Friday and we were able to plant beans. Then we planted corn on Saturday and Sunday. We got another .7 last night.Most people have gotten started around here but there are still some farmers around here who haven’t started planting yet. If you go north two miles and south 10 miles they have been missing the rains. We have been getting hit here pretty steady and field conditions have really not been ideal for planting, but the corn that we planted first is all up and it does look pretty good.On a normal year I would have been reluctant to plant in the conditions we have had, but we decided that we needed to run. Three or four weeks ago I had a neighbor plant into well drained fields and his corn only popped up a couple of days before our first corn. Those warmer soil temperatures have really helped.We are just over 50% done with corn. We may be 30% or 35% done with soybeans. The area is maybe at 40% or 50% done on corn and there are very few soybean acres planted around here.They are calling for an 80% chance of rain today and it looks like we may be right back where we were before with more chances for rain later in the week. We are anxious to get going again but it looks like this week could be another slow one for us. It has been frustrating.For the rest of the week’s reports, click here.last_img read more

first_imgDistrict Attorney Jerry D. Jones at his desk discussing the dropped charges of Alabama football players.KNOE.comAlabama football got huge news this afternoon, when Monroe, La. district attorney Jerry Jones announced that he has dropped the drug and gun charges against Cam Robinson, one of the nation’s best tackles, and reserve safety Hootie Jones. KNOE News has more from Jones, including a very interesting quote regarding this decision.Jones says, “I want to emphasize once again that the main reason I’m doing this is that I refuse to ruin the lives of two young men who have spent their adolescence and teenage years, working and sweating, while we were all in the air conditioning.”In the station’s video report on the story, reporter Nicholas Picht says that the DA could not prove who, between Robinson, Jones, and two other men arrested with them, was in possession of the marijuana or the gun, and cited a 2001 case that necessitates a connection between the two offenses.We’ll continue to update this story as more is released.[KNOE]MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img read more

first_imgSouth Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has extended the term of its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) C.K. Yoo. until 2021.“All employees of HMM – with a sense of great duty and mission as the only national ocean carrier – will give our all to leap forward as one of the top global shipping carriers.”  “We believe that HMM will gain great cost-competitiveness and strengthen its sales power,” Yoo said.The term extension is being reported in the light of the company’s 42nd regular shareholders’ meeting held at the HMM’s headquarters in Seoul.Yoo is expected to resume the company’s fleet renewal campaign which has seen HMM order construction of five very large crude carriers (VLCC) last year at DSME and acquire two 11,000 TEU containerships.Earlier this week, the company announced it had secured USD 420 million to finance the construction of the quartet.As announced by Yoo in January, the company intends to double its vessel capacity by 2022.As part of the plan, HMM revealed an investment in the construction of 22,000 TEU newbuilding that is expected to be formalized shortly.Furthermore, the company has launched a digitalization of its operation via a switch to a Cloud-based next-generation system, planned to be completed by 2020.Image Courtesy: HMMlast_img read more

first_imgThe French professional football league have announced that two more matches have been postponed due the ongoing civil unrest in FranceThis comes in light of protests and demonstrations going havoc due to president Emmanuel Macron’s eco-tax policy on fuel.The riots, which have mainly occurred in Paris, have now become a major issue for the police with several sporting events having been impacted on as a result.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.The Ligue 1 website announced that Montpellier, who currently sit third in Ligue 1, had their match away to Nantes postponedPatrick Vieira’s Nice side’s game against Saint-Etienne on Friday is also being put on hold at the request of the local authorities.The likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Bordeaux, AS Monaco, Marseille and Lyon have all had fixtures rescheduled in light of the protests.last_img read more

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Defense Department would be required to prepare force structure plans and an infrastructure assessment that could be used to determine the level of excess capacity in DOD, according to the conference report for the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill released Tuesday.The bill language does not directly link the analysis to a justification for a new BRAC round, but a summary acknowledges that a new capacity study is needed in light of the department’s repeated requests to hold a new round of base closures.“The conferees are mindful of DOD concerns that excess basing capacity is a financial drag on the department,” according to a summary from the House Armed Services Committee.“They are also cognizant of the fact that the most recent capacity survey is more than a decade old, does not reflect the impacts or cost of the most recent BRAC round, and does not account for the probable future force posture. The NDAA proposal directs a new capacity study that reflects the current threat profile and makes conservative assumptions about future end strength,” the summary states.The final bill language closely follows a provision in the House version, which directs the department to include the capacity study with its FY 2017 budget request and calls for it to submit:force structure plans for each of the services;an assessment of the probable threats to national security;end strength levels and major military force units;an inventory of worldwide installations;a description of the infrastructure necessary to support the force structure plans;a discussion of categories of excess infrastructure and infrastructure capacity; andan assessment of the value of retaining certain excess infrastructure to accommodate contingency, mobilization and surge requirements.The bill also directs the Government Accountability Office to review the force structure plans and infrastructure inventory within 60 days after it is submitted by DOD.As expected, the compromise version of the annual defense policy measure retains the prohibition against holding a new BRAC round included in the House and Senate versions of the legislation, a view reinforced in the committee summary.“Conferees are concerned that once an asset is lost through the BRAC process, it can never be regained, or is prohibitively expensive to replace. Hence, they are deeply skeptical that BRAC is in the country’s national security interest,” it states.The text of the conference report and a summary are available on the committee website.last_img read more

first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni.Twitter/Cricket World CupFormer Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is quite well-known for his heroic performances that have given India many trophies in the last decade. The 38-year-old has achieved all the accolades a cricketer can dream of in his career. He has given India a World Cup after 28 years and is arguably the best-ever skipper to lead the Men in Blue. The hard-hitter is known for the way he finishes of matches keeping his head cool. But, he has recently been spotted playing a different sport in a video posted by his fan club on Twitter.Is Dhoni planning to play a new sport?The reality is that Dhoni, who is a Lieutenant Colonel (Honorary) of the Parachute Regiment of the Territorial Army is currently doing his two-month training with his battalion (106 Para TA battalion) in the Kashmir Valley. He has taken a two-month break from the Indian team. The wicket-keeper batsman joined his unit on July 31 and will be there doing his duties of patrolling, guard and post duty till August 15.Lt. Colonel Mahendra Singh Dhoni spotted playing volleyball with his Para Territorial Battalion!Video Courtesy : DB Creation #IndianArmy #MSDhoni #Dhoni pic.twitter.com/H6LwyC4ALb— MS Dhoni Fans Official (@msdfansofficial) August 4, 2019As a part of his training, he was seen playing volley-ball in a video by one of his fan clubs on Twitter. The cricketer was seen serving the ball to the opponents. The video has gone viral on social media.Dhoni became a qualified paratrooper in 2015 after he successfully completed five parachute training jumps from an army aircraft at the Agra training camp. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rishabh Pant.Twitter/BCCIPost India’s exit from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 the former skipper was criticised by cricket fans and former cricketers. They argued that the 38-year-old cricketer has become old and is batting at a very slow pace. Speculations about Dhoni’s retirement were also doing the rounds.When Dhoni opted out of the West Indies series, the speculations started to gain ground. But Indian chief selector MSK Prasad clarified that Dhoni will be back in the team as the second-choice keeper since Rishabh Pant will become India’s first-choice keeper in the future. The ageing cricketer will help in the grooming process of the youngster Pant. As reported by NDTV, Dhoni is expected to return for India in T20 internationals against New Zealand and South Africa in February 2020.last_img read more

first_img Categories: News 23May Speaker Bolger welcomes Alpha Kappa Alpha to Capitol Speaker of the House Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, welcomed members of the Michigan chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority to the state Capitol on Thursday for their annual legislative day. The service sorority is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by African-American college-educated women. Speaker Bolger applauded the attendees for participating in the legislative process because “our government is based on the system of ‘We the people…,’ but what that really means is, ‘We the people who show up.’” The group also welcomed Regional Director Charlene Truitt Nelson, who took a moment to visit with Speaker Bolger following his address.last_img read more

first_img State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis today announced his monthly in-district office hours with local residents.“I enjoy connecting with the people in my community and hear what matters most to them,” Rep. Miller said. “It is important I am accessible to everyone.”Rep. Miller will hold office hours at the following times and locations:Monday, June 259 to 10:30 a.m. at Broadway Café, 158 S. Broadway St. in Cassopolis; and11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Marcellus Township Library, 205 E. Main St. in Marcellus. 30May Rep. Miller announces June office hours Categories: Miller Newscenter_img No appointments are necessary. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. Miller’s office at (517) 373-0832 or AaronMiller@house.mi.gov.last_img read more

first_imgOTT and IPTV technology specialist TV2U is using IBC to unveil its new real-time analytics service and content aggregation engine.It is also showcasing its Intelligent Video Accessible Network (IVAN) white label OTT/IPTV delivery service that unifies the delivery of content straight to the playout device.The company says that a key objective of the IVAN platform is to offer customers the advantage of tapping into real-time analytics, which are gathered from multiple sources including the delivery platform, player applications, and social media.The analytics generate detailed insights about users such as their demographics, location (with the ability to pinpoint their postal code) and viewing habits including their OTT/IPTV technology specialist TV2U is using IBC to unveil its new real-time analytics service and content aggregation engine and is also showcasing its Intelligent Video Accessible Network (IVAN) white label OTT/IPTV delivery service that unifies the delivery of content straight to the playout device.The company says that a key objective of the IVAN platform is to offer customers the advantage of tapping into real-time analytics, which are gathered from multiple sources including the delivery platform, player applications, and social media.The analytics generate detailed insights about users such as their demographics, location (with the ability to pinpoint their postal code) and viewing habits including their content consumption patterns, details on which devices they use, and their likes and dislikes.The real-time analytics engine, lets content owners and advertisers know to what extent customers are engaging with their material, according to the company.TV2U will exhibit at IBC on stand 9.LP12last_img read more

first_imgShareTweet “It was a sad moment as we waved farewell to the Clipper Race fleet today after an eventful week of celebration. We have welcomed visitors from all over the world over the past week and it has been fantastic to see Derry and the wider North West region profiled in such a positive way on a global platform. “Once again we’ve demonstrated our ability to stage an international event generating substantial revenue for the local economy, and enhancing the region’s profile as an exciting and unique visitor destination.“All of the Clipper crew have really enjoyed their stay here, they have been overwhelmed with the warm welcome and the hospitality shown to them by local businesses and the people here. “The Foyle Maritime Festival really showcases our commitment to maximising the opportunity to build on the successes of the past few years in hosting large scale events and to explore our options in terms of utilising our many wonderful resources such as the River Foyle as part of a long-term tourism strategy for the future.“I want to thank all the staff at Derry City and Strabane District Council, Clipper Ventures, Foyle Port, the Loughs Agency, Tourism NI, Dupont Kevlar, Diageo, the North West Regional College, Translink and our many sponsors and support agencies and partners, as well as our citizens and visitors for making this such a special celebration for the city. “Good luck to all the teams in the final stage of the race – you have the support and best wishes of the entire city and district behind you. Make sure and share your memories and be ambassadors for Derry and Strabane.”This is the fourth time the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has included Derry~Londonderry as a stopover city, and the celebrations around the visit have now become an established highlight of the city’s events programme, with plans currently being developed to host the Foyle Maritime Festival biennially.Aeidin McCarter, Head of Culture with Derry City and Strabane District Council, said: “We are absolutely delighted that through the Foyle Maritime Festival we have once again delivered a first class international events programme showcasing our beautiful city and reaching new audiences.“The Foyle Maritime Festival has certainly captured the imagination of local people and we’ve had amazing support from our local businesses and partners in staging the Festival, which has attracted record visitor numbers this year. “Looking ahead now we will be exploring ways to build on the momentum created by the Maritime Festival in our future events, and ways to celebrate and showcase our beautiful city anddistrict and our many exceptional visitor experiences.”Clipper Race chairman and founder Sir Robin Knox Johnston said: “You can see what the race means to the people of Derry-Londonderry because thousands have lined the banks of the River Foyle to see the fleet off today and there was a huge cheer for every team as they left the marina.“It’s just enormous and this stopover has got better every time we have come here. This has definitely been the best yet given the reception the crew have had here all week, it’s been fantastic to see the crowds and support! Frankly, you can’t help but enjoy it. Thank you again to everyone who has attended the festival and made our crews feel so welcome.”Roseann McGlinchey, Donegal native and HotelPlanner.com crew member said: “The stopover has been incredible. To sail into my home city and see my family for the first time in a year is something I will always remember. “We almost felt like celebrities during our time in Derry, everyone made us feel so special and welcome. The Walled City Brewery adopted the HotelPlanner.com team and even named a cocktail and a beer after me! How incredible is that. One more race to go and I will be home for good.”Karen Henderson, Sales and Marketing Manager for Visit Derry, said that while the final numbers were still being collated, hotel occupancy over the 10 days had averaged around 80%Commenting on the tens of thousands of visitors who flocked to the city for the Foyle Maritime Festival and Foyle Cup, she said: ‘Both events have been a fantastic opportunity to showcase the city as an international tourist destination.‘We have also had a group of international travel journalists visiting the city and region for the Festival; they have been greatly impressed with our unique tourism offer and we welcome the opportunity for them to share what they have experienced here at first hand with their many readers in the USA, Canada, Belgium and the Republic of Ireland as we now prepare for the city and district’s next large-scale event with another week-long festival at Halloween.’ To follow the home team’s progress as they near the end of their journey visit www.clipperroundtheworld.comFor images from the departure and the Foyle Maritime Festival including the Finale event and fireworks – visit www.foylemaritime.comSpectacular Parade of Sail a fitting finale for superb Foyle Maritime Festival was last modified: July 24th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags: The festival finale event on Friday night included a spectacular Voyages and Parade of Light Showcase, an atmospheric performance featuring aerial performers, an illuminated flotilla of boats on the Foyle, fireworks and animation, retelling the epic voyage of Mannanan Mac Lir.On Sunday the city turned out en-masse to give the fleet a final send-off after a memorable week for both the crew and the thousands who shared in the welcome celebrations, as they took part in a stunning Parade of Sail before their final departure to Liverpool to the race finale.The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor John Boyle, led the city in waving off the fleet as it made its way back up the Foyle to the official race start at Greencastle in Co Donegal.Speaking after the event Mayor Boyle said the festival had been a major success for the city and district and wider North West region. He said he was extremely proud of the city and the way in which locals and visitors turned out in their tens of thousands over the past 10 days to take part in the Foyle Maritime Festival and enjoy the Clipper Race stopover. THE River Foyle was a blaze of colour today, Sunday as hundreds lined Derry’s Quay to bid farewell to the Clipper Race teams as they slipped lines and set sail for Liverpool for the final stage of their global adventure and the final day of the hugely successful Foyle Maritime Festival.It was an emotional send off after 10 days of celebrations as the city played host to the crew of the 11 visiting yachts during their stopover in the city. Up to 220,000 people are estimated to have enjoyed the packed programme of nautical themed activities during the Foyle Maritime Festival which took over the city from July 14-22. CLIPPER RACEDerry and Strabane CouncilSpectacular Parade of Sail a fitting finale for superb Foyle Maritime Festivallast_img read more