Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The post-game security was so disorderly that Ginebra players, coaches, and staff, together with their loved ones, had to walk over the LED board at the sidelines and then to the table of officials just to go back to the dugout area.READ: Dillinger refuses to call Ginebra-Meralco a ‘rivalry’ yetThat raises the question if there was indeed a planned crowd control as the bouncers, together with their ropes that surrounded the awarding area which was supposed to cordon off the masses from the players, seemingly was useless as fans pushed their way to the center of the court.Of course, no security detail is perfect, but the near-stampede which ensued necessitates further planning, and maybe more security, to protect the players from events like these.Luckily, no one got hurt from the turn of events as the Gin Kings got a chance to celebrate their back-to-back title conquest in the season-ending conference without any worries.ADVERTISEMENT A record 54,086 fans came to the massive Philippine Arena on Friday, and a handful of giddy fans tried to get as close to their basketball idols, eager to get their selfies and photo-ops, to the extent of some people pushing each other off and a select few almost engaging in a fist fight.READ: Ginebra escapes Meralco in Game 7, completes title repeat FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIt was a scary sight for the players, who celebrated the awarding ceremonies with their loved ones, as they tried to protect their relatives, especially the children, from getting trampled by the wave of people who converged on the court.The same was the case for the PBA staff, the mediamen, and the photographers who were in the middle of it all as everyone tried to get themselves back to the dugout area fearing for safety. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award01:17Christmas Eve chaos in Hong Kong as police and protesters clash00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal MOST READ View comments Japeth Aguilar was in the middle of the wave of people as he tried to get his loved ones back to safety. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Lost in the shuffle of Ginebra’s championship celebration was the near chaos that ensued afterwards.After the Gin Kings received the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup trophy and LA Tenorio was awarded the PBA Press Corps – Cignal Finals MVP, the back-to-back champions faced another problem: the throngs of fans who stormed to the court.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kobe wants to be presented in Hall of Fame by Michael Jordan or Phil Jackson
Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Our mindset was all of us needed to step up because we lost Jeff,” shared Samboy de Leon, who was one of the key pieces who helped Che’Lu-San Sebastian take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three titular series.De Leon, who has been in the PBA before with Star (now-Magnolia), contributed 18 points on a 4-of-5 shooting from downtown, while also collecting five rebounds and three assists in the victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownMore importantly, he was responsible for the tide-swinging triple at the 1:19 mark of the fourth quarter which gave the Revellers the 106-103 lead.“I no longer hesitated. That was the play coach drew up and I just tried to be composed with my shot. I was lucky that the shot went in,” said De Leon. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Che’Lu-San Sebastian goes for the kill in Game 2 on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAlmost everyone already wrote out Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian off in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup after it lost leading scorer Jeff Viernes to GlobalPort.But the Revellers showed that they are bigger than just one person, hacking out a 107-103 win over Zark’s Burger-Lyceum Tuesday to take Game 1 and move a win away from the championship.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ De Leon, though, still couldn’t help but think about what the team is missing with Viernes now in the PBA.“He’s like the leader of the team. When he came in, we played really good,” he said.Luckily for Che’Lu-San Sebastian, half of this team are seasoned veterans who have been in numerous war like Cedrick Ablaza, Stephen Siruma, and Jay-R Taganas. The like De Leon and Alfred Batino, meanwhile, have been in this situation before and won titles in the developmental league.“The experience is already there. So we know that we could tell our teammates that we need to be composed, that we should not lose hope even though we’re down in the end game.”“This is the championship, so we need to focus. Whoever is available in our lineup should be ready to step up,” he ended.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Perspolise to represent PH in Neymar Jr’s Five World Finals in Brazil Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’
The Government of Liberia through the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) and the Ministry of Commerce & Industry has announced an increase in the price of diesel (fuel oil) on the Liberian Market.According to a petroleum price circular issued by the government, the retail pump price for a gallon of fuel oil has increased from US$2.68 to US$2.98 or its Liberian dollar equivalent of LD$275 (which represents a 30 United States cent increment), while the retail pump price for a gallon of gasoline remains atUS$2.96 or its Liberian dollar equivalent of 270. The prices in Liberian dollars were calculated using the Central Bank’s approved exchange rate of 1USD to LRD$92.00 The new petroleum price ceiling circular issued by LPRC and the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, took effect as of Friday, May 27, 2016. The decision to increase the price of diesel is a result of a shift in the perimeter that is usually used to determine the price of the product in the country.The release thanked all stakeholders in the Downstream Sector of the Petroleum Industry for their commitment in adhering to the price adjustment formula. Meanwhile, the circular warned that the Ministry of Commerce inspectorate unit will closely monitor the approved ceiling prices to avoid the arbitrary hike in the pump prices of gasoline and fuel on the local market. The circular further warned that the Ministry of Commerce will also be closely monitoring the effectiveness of the price circular to ensure that importers do not undercut fellow competitors on the market. In a related development, the LPRC is encouraging consumers to continue their level of understanding; as external factors dictate the cost of these products on the Liberian Market and the sub-region. Prices of petroleum products in Liberia, as reflected in the table (pictured), are still the lowest in the Sub-region. This is largely due to lower levy imposed on petroleum products in the country as compared to other countries.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Projects being identified in Liberia and other countriesThe Department of Field Support at the United Nations has announced that ten new contributors (Albania, Bangladesh, Canada, Italy, Luxembourg, Nigeria, Pakistan, Portugal, Sri Lanka and Switzerland) have committed to provide contributions to the Trust Fund in Support of Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.These countries join Bhutan, Cyprus, India, Japan and Norway, which have already contributed to the Trust Fund.These contributions reinforce the Secretary-General’s clear commitment to putting the rights and dignity of victims first.With the most recent contributions, the total amount available to the Trust Fund from voluntary contributions by member states will rise to approximately US$1.5 million. This includes US$102,000 that have been made available from withheld payments to troop and police contributors as a result of substantiated allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse.Projects to provide specialized services for victims and to strengthen community-based complaint reception networks will be implemented in the Democratic Republic of Congo using the funds. Other projects are being identified in Central African Republic, Liberia and Haiti.Under Secretary General for Field Support Mr Atul Khare expressed his deep gratitude to those who have contributed, stating “the interest in the Trust Fund in Support of Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse is a powerful indication of the vital support and partnership of the member states in this critical area. We encourage all member states to consider making a donation.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Minor hockey teams across Canada are being offered the chance to attend the World Junior Hockey Championship in Saskatchewan. TIM-BR Mart is sponsoring a competition that will see teams submit videos depicting their team spirit, and explaining why they belong at the championship. Once published, the winning team will be selected by Canadians, who will vote for their favourite entry. The winning team, including coaches and parents, will get transportation to Saskatoon, accommodations, meals, and tickets to World Juniors games from December 27 – 29, 2009. – Advertisement -Interested teams can find out more at Fort St. John’s Woodland TIM-BR Mart, at 9120 100th Avenue. Full information is available online, at timbrtube.ca. The sumbission deadline is November 21st.
Apply it, said Byrne, and your life “will totally change.” It’s tempting to play such Utopian hype for laughs, while also wondering how the resulting goulash of competing aspirations could possibly resolve into a society in which there must be management and labor, rich and less rich, winners and also-rans. But the fact is, no enterprise achieves Harry Potter-like cultural saturation by feeding solely on low-hanging fruit. Like it or not, this is today’s America – a culture wherein any and all expressions of PMA receive nonstop nourishment at the highest levels. Between them, Larry King and Oprah Winfrey have donated the equivalent of five hourlong infomercials to “The Secret. “The Secret” sells its cool, existential worldview throughout: You reap what you sow, period. Thus, if you already enjoy prosperity and acclaim, it’s because you believed in it, “attracted it,” and are cosmically deserving of it. Of course, if you suffer with failure and disrepute, the same applies: You earned it. In the black-or-white land of “The Secret,” sick people are sick because they embraced their illnesses in some karmic way, and 9-11 victims somehow invited those 757s into their lives. BY now, thousands of words have been expended on the most ironically titled self-help program in history: the positive-thinking juggernaut known as “The Secret.” The original film-length DVD went platinum late last year, some 1.7 million copies selling at around $30. A hastily written derivative grabbed (and held) the No. 1 slot on Amazon and The New York Times’ best-seller list for advice books. All this visibility and verbiage have not prevented journalists and other observers from missing the forest in the tease. In truth, “The Secret” is less important for what it says to us than for what it says about us. Just to recap: In concept, one might call “The Secret” self-fulfilling-prophecy-meets-PMA-on-steroids. It’s anchored in the so-called Law of Attraction, which basically poses that what we believe in our hearts and minds will come to us. As an LOA fan site puts it, we are “living magnets.” In one of her earliest interviews, Rhonda Byrne, “The Secret”‘s creator, termed her work “knowledge that has been known by the greatest leaders, discoverers and philosophers.” Armed with that knowledge, she added, “There is not anything any human cannot be, do or have … not a single thing … It doesn’t matter if they’re sleeping in a park, if they’re totally broke, it doesn’t matter if they’re not well, it doesn’t matter if their relationships are a mess.” This unapologetic philosophical hard line, despite having attracted the ire of some social critics, is really the quirky genius behind “The Secret,” underlying its beguiling effect on two polar but pivotal audiences: young adults weaned on self-esteem-based education and America’s 77 million baby boom midlifers, many of whom are desperate to unshackle themselves from everything they’ve been, heretofore. If “The Secret” is about anything, it’s about the abandonment of reason and the inconvenient truths of the known physical world. This is the perfect message for its time – and, really, the only message that Empowered America will accept. Science and logic have fallen out of fashion nowadays. For example, statistics on health care utilization and the stunning rise of alternative medicine leave little doubt that we’re a people who increasingly flee medical orthodoxy for mind-body regimens whose own advocates not only refuse to cite clinical proof, but dismiss the very idea of proof. We consult oracles before oncologists, shamans instead of shrinks. In this age of entitlement, the lure of what amounts to wishful thinking is not hard to fathom. What most self-help-minded Americans crave is not actionable advice, but a mechanism for putting off genuine action – a mechanism that gives them permission not to face the tough realities of how success really happens (i.e. hard work, careful planning, scary choices, sheer fortuity, etc.). What some of us seek even more than success is a way of postponing the admission of failure, with its consequent need for a Plan B. If that day of reckoning can be endlessly deferred by telling ourselves a pretty story about limitless possibility and the victories still to come, then we can see the glass as forever half full. Just don’t try to drink from it, because there’s nothing there. Steve Salerno is the author of SHAM: How the Self-Help Movement Made America Helpless. Contact him through his Web site, www.shamblog.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Program has launched “Women in Ag,” an online survey that aims to gauge the goals, aspirations, achievements and needs of women in American agriculture in a variety of areas.All women who are farmers, ranchers, farm/ranch employees, employed in agricultural businesses, pursuing ag-related higher education or supportive of agriculture in other ways are invited to participate in the survey at fb.org/women. Respondents must reside in the United States. Farm Bureau membership is not required to participate.“This comprehensive survey asks women in-depth questions about how they are connected to agriculture and what leadership skills they think are most important today, as well as the top business challenges they’re facing,” said Sherry Saylor, an Arizona farmer and chair of the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee. “We are seeking input from all women involved in agriculture — not just Farm Bureau members — for this survey,” Saylor said.Data collected from respondents will be used to gauge trends related to the achievements of women in agriculture, including leadership positions, business successes and election to public office. Results from the survey are slated for release in the fall and will add to findings gleaned from a similar survey conducted in 2014.The AFB Women’s Leadership Committee is sponsoring the survey and is working with other farm and agriculture organizations to encourage participation. Participants will be entered to receive one of five $100 gift cards after the survey closes on June 21.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Mark Sulc and Rory Lewandowski, CCA, Ohio State University ExtensionThe best time to take a last harvest of forages is this week and next in Ohio, for the least risk to the long-term health of the stand. This is especially true for alfalfa and other legumes that need the fall period to replenish carbohydrate and protein reserves in the taproots that are used for winter survival and regrowth next spring. This fall rest period is particularly important this year, because our surviving stands have suffered a great deal of wet soil stress this year. Adding the stress of fall cutting will be like adding insult to injury, in our opinion carrying a higher degree of risk this year than normal.Unfortunately, many fields this year may not be at a reasonable harvest stage during the next two weeks, because the rainy weather early this season blew apart our normal harvest schedules. Many producers are faced with the choice between harvesting lower yields at a less mature stage now or waiting to harvest when yields will be higher. Like most farming decisions, there are trade-offs and risk factors to consider when making a fall legume harvest. This article reviews best management practices under the conditions we face this year.The decision of when to take the last harvest of alfalfa to ensure good winter survival and yield potential for the following year can be boiled down to two choices: 1) cut early enough in the fall (generally early September) to permit alfalfa to regrow and replenish carbohydrate root reserves, or 2) cut late enough so that alfalfa does not regrow and use up root reserves for that limited regrowth prior to winter dormancy. Cutting in between those times means more risk to the stand; however, there are factors such as previous cutting management, age of stand, soil fertility, variety, and soil moisture that affect the level of that risk.For those who are risk adverse, following the last cutting date recommendations offers the highest probability of promoting stand winter survival and vigorous green up and growth the following spring. The recommendation in the 15th edition of the Ohio Agronomy Guide is to complete the last regular harvest of alfalfa by September 7 in northern Ohio, September 12 in central Ohio and by September 15 in southern Ohio. The corollary is to delay final harvest until a killing frost (25F for several hours) has occurred.Another approach to fall harvest management uses growing degree-days (GDD) rather than calendar dates. Work done by Belanger et al. and published in 1998 in the Canadian Journal of Plant Science, indicates that alfalfa needs 500 GDD (based on degrees Celsius and base 5 C for alfalfa growth) between a late season cut and a killing frost to generate sufficient regrowth to provide good winter survival and yield potential for the following year. With regard to taking a late fall harvest, Dan Undersander, University of Wisconsin Extension retired forage specialist, wrote in a 2012 article “…we do not need to wait for a killing frost to take the last cutting. We must only wait until it is so cool that little or no regrowth will occur. Thus, harvesting in late fall, when less than 200 GDD will accumulate, minimizes winter injury…” The period between an accumulation of more than 200 GDD and less than 500 GDD is a no-cut period (GDD calculated from degrees Celsius scale with base 5C). This GDD approach provides flexibility in date of last harvest, but it involves more risk because the grower must predict or consider probability of either accumulating enough GDD or GDD not accumulating. Historic weather data, like that available from the OARDC weather stations (http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/weather1/), is useful to calculate those probabilities.Based on this GDD approach, we studied 5 years (2013-2017) of weather data at Wooster, OH. The date of a killing frost (25 F for several hours) ranged from November 3 to 22. The no cut zone of 500 to 200 GDD prior to the killing frost was September 17 to October 13 for three of the five years, but was September 4 to 30 in 2014 and September 10 to October 4 in 2013. So, the period of most risk for cutting alfalfa based on this GDD criterion agrees well with past recommendations to not cut alfalfa from early September to mid-October. Therefore, cutting in late October prior to a true killing frost of forage legumes, is likely to not result in little to no regrowth and no significant depletion of root reserves. However, there is still the risk of frost heaving with the late removal of forage cover (discussed more below).Previous harvest management should be a part of the risk equation and assessment of the probability of a fall harvest affecting stand survival and health. The cutting frequency during the growing season affects the energy status of the plant going into the fall. Frequent cutting (30-day intervals or less) results in the plant never reaching full energy reserve status during the growing season. A short regrowth period just prior to the fall harvest can be especially risky if that fall harvest occurs between mid-September and early October, because the regrowth uses root reserves and there won’t be enough growing weather remaining for the plants to accumulate a high level of root reserves before cold weather shuts down the plants. This lower root reserve status may limit winter survival and spring regrowth, depending on the winter and early spring growing conditions.Variety selection may also affect the risk assessment of fall cutting. Today’s top varieties have genetics selected to better withstand intensive cutting schedules. Alfalfa varieties with high disease resistance and good levels of winter hardiness will be more tolerant of a fall cutting. Adequate fertility, especially soil potassium levels, and a soil pH near 6.8 will improve plant health and increase tolerance to fall cutting. Stands under 3 years of age are generally more tolerant of fall cuttings than older stands where root and crown diseases are setting in. However, you have more productive stand life to lose if younger stands are harmed by fall cutting.Consider soil drainage and soil moisture. High soil moisture content slows down the cold hardening/fall dormancy process, increasing the risk of winter injury. Alfalfa stands on well-drained soils tolerate later fall cuttings better than alfalfa on moderately or poorly drained soils. But a word of CAUTION – Removing the top growth of alfalfa plants going into the winter on heavy soils and poorly drained soils increases the risk of damage from spring frost heaving, which is a significant risk on many Ohio soils with higher clay content. This would be a concern when cutting very late after the 200 GDD threshold date.Finally, consider the economics of a fall harvest. Often the height of the alfalfa is deceptive as an indicator of tonnage. The resulting windrow after cutting is often small or sparse. Thus, the cost of mechanically harvesting is high on a per ton basis.Fall cutting risk can be reduced but not eliminated. Nature bats last as we saw this spring and alfalfa stand health and survival will suffer when early freezes, open and very cold winters, early springs with ice, and/or extreme rainfall and temperature variations occur. Unfortunately, forage supplies are short this year, and some producers may be forced into taking more risk than they would like to take with fall cutting. But if at all possible, we urge producers to observe the fall rest period for forage legumes this year.