We’ve to win – McIntosh says of Jamaica’s remaining Pool E matches at Netball World Cup

first_imgTechnical Director Jill McIntosh said the Sunshine Girls have no room for error in their remaining Pool E games at the Netball World Cup, warning that their opponents are no pushovers.”We have to win our two games to be in the semi-final. We have to win,” McIntosh pointed out. “If we lose, there is no way we will be in the semi-finals, so to win is our focus.”We have to play our best. We have to go out and play our normal style of netball as we have been doing and just take it one game at a time as we go. Uganda are looking good and Malawi are very good,” observed McIntosh, the former Australia coach.Jamaica lost their opening game 55-48 to New Zealand on Tuesday and played Uganda (earlier this morning) in their second match of the group, knowing they had to win to keep their semi-final chances intact.Malawi, in the meantime, had lost to New Zealand 57-49 yesterday.”Malawi only lost to New Zealand by eight (goals), so they are a very good team,” McIntosh noted. “They are number six in the world, so we have to be very careful when we play them on Friday, that one won’t be easy,” she said.Despite that, McIntosh is confident that the Sunshine Girls will have enough in the tank for the two African nations.”We have our tactics worked out, we played them (Malawi) last year at the Commonwealth Games and we know we can beat them, but in saying that we know that they are very good, they have improved again, they play a very nice style of netball, so we have to go out and play our best game,” she continued.New Zealand leads Pool E with maximum four points from two matches, while Malawi follow with two points from two games. Prior to last night’s fixtures, Uganda had lost both their matches, while Jamaica had lost once and were yet to get off the mark.last_img read more

Reality check

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college A few tactical tweaks by coach Sven-Goran Eriksson did not go as planned as the Chinese overran the Azkals midfield. Manny Ott was relegated to the bench with Carlie de Murga getting a first start.Schrock took an advanced role on the left wing, while Luke Woodland played at rightback.The Azkals, however, seemed to run out of ideas when they had the ball and struggled to settle into the match, unlike in the Korea encounter where they looked comfortable soaking up the pressure, before breaking forward in numbers.Javier Patino, just like against Korea, again couldn’t find a way through the Chinese goal, after he was released by Patrick Strauss on the counterattack.“We were all very disappointed with the outcome but just to defend in a game like this is not enough,” said Schrock. “We barely created our opportunities from our side. We had one golden opportunity with Javier on the counter and that was it.”ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra, TNT kick off season of chasing San Miguel Beer Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. A marked man as mentioned by Eriksson before the match, Wu proved to be a cut above the rest as his well-placed effort in the 40th minute opened the scoring for the Chinese.In front of 16,000 fans, most of them Filipino workers spending their day off at Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, another moment of magic from the Chinese striker in the 66th minute doubled the advantage, before substitute Yu Dabao cashed in on some indecision from Azkals defenders off a corner.“We knew that one of the two things we needed to before the match was that we cannot give him space, but he still finished twice unmarked. We have to do a better job in this situation,” said Schrock.Defender Daisuke Sato said the Azkals have to be physically stronger at this level after the Chinese refused to pull up on some heavy challenges during the course of the match. Sato had a swollen lip after getting hit in the first half.“You cannot switch off in these types of games, in this level we are playing now,” said Schrock.The midfielder warned his team from looking past Kyrgyzstan, a newcomer in the tournament, which the Azkals have beaten twice two years ago.“We cannot overlook anyone in this group especially now that Kyrgyzstan has a chance to advance to the next round. Like I said, it’s a final. We have more time together and work something out for this game and we will take the challenge.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Phil Younghusband shrugs off the challenge from Wu Xi. —CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Ryan LimABU DHABI—The Philippines left this city tired and disappointed after a heavy 3-0 defeat to China last Friday night that left its hopes of reaching the next round of the AFC Asian Cup hanging by a thread.Getting a grim reality check on the level of competition they are facing, the Azkals were punished by a sharp and incisive Chinese side, which capitalized on some poor defending from the Philippines to secure their second straight win and progress to the Round of 16.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers On a high after their impressive performance in the 0-1 loss to South Korea, the Azkals’ pride was pricked by China’s workmanlike and classy display that was highlighted by two sublime goals by Wu Lei.The Azkals still have an outside chance of reaching the next round after South Korea nipped Kyrgyzstan, 1-0, last Friday night, but they would need to beat the Kyrgyz side first and hope that other results go their way.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe final group match is slated on Wednesday at Rashid Stadium in Dubai.“We still have hope,” said captain Stephan Schrock. “As you know, South Korea beat Kyrgyzstan last night and so we can still have a little final for the third place for maybe a place in the next round.” Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Duterte wants ‘one-on-one’ talk with Joma Sison PLAY LIST 01:57Duterte wants ‘one-on-one’ talk with Joma Sison01:43Duterte OKs holiday truce with Reds02:09‘I am prepared:’ Duterte reiterates openness to accept Rohingya refugees02:14Carpio 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 View commentslast_img read more

Teen charged for attempting to kill labourer

first_imgThe 18-year-old who on Saturday last reportedly attacked and stabbed a 19-year-old labourer was on Wednesday charged and appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.Kenny Dass, of Lot 17 Lombard Street, Charlestown, Georgetown, was not allowed to plead to the indictable offence.It is being alleged that he attempted to murder Anthony Bartholomew of Lot 12 Drysdale Street, Charlestown.Reports are the two teenagers, who are known to each, had an argument on the day in question over a cellphone.A fight ensued, and Dass reportedly pulled out an ice pick and stabbed Bartholomew several times about his body.The injured teen was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he remained in critical condition.Dass, however, went to the Brickdam Police Station, where he reported the matter and was taken into Police custody.Magistrate McLennan ordered that the defendant be supervised by a probation officer until the completion of the trial. He was remanded to prison. The case will continue on June 25, 2018.last_img read more

“Sharky” nabbed after robbing wash bay operator

first_imgPolice in A Division (Georgetown and East Bank Demerara) have arrested an East Bank Demerara (EBD) resident moments after he, along with another person, robbed a wash bay operator on Sunday.The incident occurred around 13:20h at the business located at Lot 1 ConciliationThe windshield of the victim’s vehicle was hit by a bullet during the chaseDrive, Georgetown.According to reports, the two suspects robbed the victim of his jewellery and a sum of cash at gunpoint. After committing the act, the perpetrators attempted to escape on a motorcycle, but were pursued by the victim.However, during the chase, one of the suspects opened fire on the victim, discharging several rounds at the vehicle. One of the bullets struck the vehicle’s windshield.Nevertheless, the armed suspect was eventually nabbed, while his accomplice made good his escape.An unlicensed pistol, along with a spent shell, was recovered at the scene. Additionally, the motorcycle that was used to escape after the commission of theThe illegal gun that was recovered on the suspectcrime was impounded.The Police said efforts were currently being made to capture the other suspect who fled the scene.The detained suspect resides in Grove, EBD, and goes by the alias “Sharky”.The Police said that the suspect was wanted for questioning in connection with several offences, including murder.last_img read more

GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S MINORS FACE BUNCRANA IN FINAL

first_imgThe Minor Boys footballers will take on Buncrana in the Northern Championship final this Wednesday in Ballybofey with a 7pm throw-in.The Senior Reserve quarter-final replay will take place on Saturday evening (17th) in Ballybofey at 7:30pm v N. Conaill. The lads will need to show a big improvement to get over the line this time.The Junior men will take on local rivals the Gaels on Sunday evening (18th), also in Ballybofey in their championship quarter-final at 6pm. The Senior footballers continued their good league form with a big win over Gaoth Dobhair at the weekend and they are at home this Sunday (18th) to St. Michael’s with a 3pm throw-in. The Senior Championship quarter-finals have now been put back to their original date of September 14th / 15th.The Senior hurlers bowed out of the championship after a defeat against Setanta last week. Congratulations to Prionsais O’Lionnain, Jack Brennan, Stephen Doherty and Conor O’Grady who were part of the Donegal Minor Hurling team that defeated Roscommon on Saturday. Good luck to the lads in the All Ireland Semi-Final this coming Saturday v Westmeath in Clones.The Senior Ladies advanced to the semi-finals of this year’s championship after a good win over St. Mary’s, Convoy last Friday night.Congratulations to Odhrán McGinley, Ciaran Maloney, Rory Carr, Darragh McWalters and Connor Moore who part of the victorious Buncrana Cup winning team last weekend for Donegal. The U12 boys capped a memorable season when they defeated Termon, N. Conaill and Killybegs in the county Go Games finals in Ballybofey last Saturday. Next up for this talented team is the U13 league div. 2 that begins in less than 3 weeks.The U16 Boys div. 1 team had no game on Monday night v Glenfin and it will be reaffixed for another date. This was due to be their last game so they now have 3 backlog games to play. The div. 2 team played Milford and had a good win; their next game is against Letterkenny Gaels on August 30th.The Sunday Morning Academy returns this Sunday after a two week break.The U16 Hurlers had a hard fought win against Burt last week, they play away to Carndonagh this Thursday. The U12 Hurlers defeated Gweedore and Burt in the League and play home to Carndonagh this Thursday.Congratulations to Conor O’Grady who played on the Ulster Provincial Team on Friday. The Friday evening Hurling & Camogie Academy returns this week after a 1-week break.See our Facebook page for details on our great new fundraiser: Last One Standing that will give you a chance to win €500.There were 13 match 3 winners in this week’s lotto draw and they win €10 each! The numbers drawn were: 6-11-12-14. Catriona Coyle, Correnagh; Kathleen McManus, 24 Brookfield Heights; Tony Kirk, 41 church Street, Cookstown, Tyrone; Orla Mc Walters, Coolboy; D. Breslin, C/O Voodoo (all Adrian); Joe & Teresa Kealy, Deenystown; Brendan Roache, Ashfield Court; Terence Gallagher, Castleshanaghan; Greg Harkin, Bohirril; Declan & Kathy Nee, Coolboy; Dermot Higgins, Lurgy; Enda Kelly, Beechwood and Cormack Hartnett, Dungloe (all Card)We extend our deepest sympathies this week to the O’Donnell, Mulhern, Crawford and Graham families on their bereavements. GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S MINORS FACE BUNCRANA IN FINAL was last modified: August 13th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click 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 share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S MINORS FACE BUNCRANA IN FINALlast_img read more

Texas looking to snap Oklahoma’s stranglehold

first_img Most surprisingly, the Longhorns’ stars under coach Mack Brown have never played worse than they have at the State Fair of Texas. An Associated Press story this week noted the following facts: Wide receiver Roy Williams, the most prolific receiver in Texas history, never caught a touchdown pass against the Sooners; quarterback Chris Simms threw eight interceptions in three games; and running back Cedric Benson, who reached triple digits in rushing yards in all but one regular-season game last year, never hit triple digits in a single game against Oklahoma. Current Texas quarterback Vince Young, whose exploits in the Rose Bowl and early success this season have vaulted him into the heart of the Heisman Trophy race, has been equally ineffective against the Sooners. He is 0-2 in the series and was limited to 86 yards passing yards in last season’s shutout. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Despite the recent past, the Longhorns enter Saturday’s game a two- touchdown favorite, with an air of confidence unmatched past years at the same point of the season. The Longhorns’ reason for optimism this season is simple: Texas brings its best team in recent memory into Saturday’s game; Oklahoma brings its worst. Texas began the season ranked No. 2 in the Associated Press and coaches’ polls and has slightly chipped away at USC’s lead in both. The Longhorns have quietly piled up dominating victories against inferior opponents after knocking off Ohio State 25-22 in perhaps the most high profile nonconference matchup of the season. Oklahoma meanwhile enters the game 2-2 and unranked, perhaps the most disappointing team in the nation. The Sooners began the season with Rose Bowl aspirations after reaching the Bowl Championship Series title game three of the past five seasons and a BCS game four of the past five. But their preseason top 10 rankings disappeared behind punchless play in losses to TCU and UCLA, and a close call against Tulsa. The absence of 2003 Heisman- winning quarterback Jason White on offense and a defense lacking key cogs from past squads and the sense of urgency that characterized past Sooners defenses have been the culprits. Adding to Oklahoma’s woes is the status of sophomore running back Adrian Peterson, who finished second in last season’s Heisman voting. Peterson suffered an ankle injury in last Saturday’s 43-21 victory over Kansas State and sat out practice Monday. He is expected to play Saturday, but how effective he will be playing hurt remains to be seen. National pundits have already handed Saturday’s game to the Longhorns, and on paper Texas appears a lock. But Texas has had a mental block against Oklahoma that extends beyond statistics. The Longhorns have entered each of the past five seasons with national-title aspirations and two of the past five as the favorite, only to fall and fall hard in Dallas. Now, with the Longhorns on the cusp of realizing their most promising season in years, Texas has reason to be wary of a game that has tamed the Longhorns the way this rivalry has. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops has been his usually confident self this week, a sure sign he believes Oklahoma still has Texas’ number. “What’s worrying going to do for me?’ Stoops told ESPN.com. “We’re going to prepare them well and get them ready to play. Our guys have the excitement, the feeling and confidence knowing if we do things the right way we’ve got the opportunity to go down there and win.’ Walter Hammerwold can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2239, or by e-mail at walter.hammerwold@sgvn.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img THE beating Oklahoma has handed Texas in the Red River Rivalry the past few years have been so dominant, it’s hard to believe the Longhorns hold a 55-39-5 advantage in the series. Scores of 63-14, 14-3, 35-24, 65-13 and 12-0 the past five years have buoyed the Sooners’ Big 12 and national-title runs and served as marks of futility to 40 Acres in Austin. last_img read more

A’s pitchers Sean Manaea, Jharel Cotton make progress toward return to roster

first_imgSEATTLE — The Oakland A’s rotation has taken blow after blow through the first half of 2019. But with the All-Star break on the horizon, there was finally a bit of good news.On Monday, Oakland ace Sean Manaea will make his first rehab start since undergoing offseason shoulder surgery.Manager Bob Melvin said Manaea is slated to pitch three innings for Class A Stockton and progress from there.“Obviously it’ll be incremental each time,” Melvin said. “We have to get him to a point where he’s …last_img read more

Comfort Your Local Dogmatic Scientist

first_imgScientists need a hug sometimes, too.You can do a simple act to help an environmental scientist: offer him or her a shoulder to cry on. In Science Magazine, Timothy A. C. Gordon, Andrew N. Radford, Stephen D. Simpson implored readers, “Grieving environmental scientists need support.” They’re depressed. Why? Humans are not doing enough to save the planet from climate change. Not even Darwin can help them.Rates of environmental destruction are greater today than at any previous point in human history. This loss of valued species, ecosystems, and landscapes triggers strong grief responses in people with an emotional attachment to nature. However, environmental scientists are presented with few opportunities to address this grief professionally.Environmental scientists tend to respond to degradation of the natural world by ignoring, suppressing, or denying the resulting painful emotions while at work. The risks that this entails are profound. Emotional trauma can substantially compromise self-awareness, imagination, and the ability to think coherently. As Charles Darwin put it, one “who remains passive when overwhelmed with grief loses [the] best chance of recovering elasticity of mind.”Yes; the loss of ability to think coherently is becoming painfully evident. If they were consistent materialists and Darwinists (which is practically a job requirement in science these days), they would think logically, and figure that Darwin’s theory just says Stuff Happens, so tough luck. Planets come and go; life rises and goes extinct; that’s just the way of things. Nothing is good or bad. It just is.Many of these same scientists cheered on Greta Thunberg, the Swedish student who cried before the United Nations that her generation was perishing because of lack of action on climate change. An article on The Scientist announces, “Hundreds of Scientists Declare Support for Extinction Rebellion.” Perhaps activism can provide some relief from depression. Ashley Yeager describes the “Extinction Rebellion” as “a declaration supporting civil disobedience protests that urge government action on climate change.”Grossman and the others who drafted the declaration support the Extinction Rebellion, a non-violent environmental pressure group that formed in the UK about a year ago to protest government inaction on the ecological crises caused by climate change. The group, which sparked similar groups in dozens of countries around the world, has had more than 1,400 protesters arrested in London in the last week alone, and police ousted activists from Trafalgar Square on Monday (October 14), the Associated Press reports.“We can’t allow the role of scientists to be to just write papers and publish them in obscure journals and hope somehow that somebody out there will pay attention,” Julia Steinberger, an ecological economist at the University of Leeds and a lead author of the sixth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, tells Reuters.“We need to be rethinking the role of the scientist and engage with how social change happens at a massive and urgent scale,” she says. “We can’t allow science as usual.” And yet what do those papers in obscure journals say? For years, we have seen papers that are surprised by new evidence that contradicts the consensus view that humans are causing global warming. Other papers bring up surprising new considerations that were not entered into the models. And how definitive can science be about such complex subjects as long-term climate trends?Adelie penguins (R. Harrington)Climate scientists have a bad habit of scaring people with disasters they cannot prove will happen. Just this week, Phys.org printed a story, “Unless warming is slowed, emperor penguins will be marching towards extinction.” The article begins with a photo of a compassionate scientist, Stephanie Jenouvrier from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, cuddling a big, fat, adorable penguin chick. Who could not love these tuxedo-dressed birds that were the stars of the 2005 documentary, “March of the Penguins”? But is the scare justified? Further reading shows that nobody will know if climate change will cause harm to the emperor penguins until long after Stephanie is dead.Under the 1.5 degree scenario, the study found that only 5 percent of sea ice would be lost by 2100, causing a 19 percent drop in the number of penguin colonies. If the planet warms by 2 degrees, however, those numbers increase dramatically: the loss of sea ice nearly triples, and more than a third of existing colonies disappear.The scare tactic is just a “scenario.” Stephanie may be worried about nothing. She couldn’t possibly know for 80 more years. Hugging a penguin chick (or a dog) is probably good therapy for imagined depression, nonetheless.Phys.org published an article about the uncertainty of science today. University of Chicago academics looked into “pro-science” vs “anti-science” debates and concluded that such terms mislead the public about the messy nature of science.Recent attacks on “grievance” studies have occasioned renewed attention to the politics of knowledge in the academy. In a wide-ranging survey, Mark Horowitz, William Yaworsky and Kenneth Kickham revisit some of anthropology’s most sensitive controversies. Taking the field’s temperature since the sweltry “science wars” of the nineties, Horowitz and colleagues probe whether anthropology is still a house divided on questions of truth, justice and the American Anthropological Association.In particular, their study showed that you can predict an anthropologist’s position on science from his or her political views. Mark Horowitz and team looked back to classic anthropology studies that turned out to be flawed.In the latest issue of Current Anthropology, Horowitz and colleagues discover rich patterns in the data. Disciplinary subfield, gender and, notably, political orientation are all significant predictors of anthropologists’ views. That is, knowing an anthropologist’s politics tells a lot about where they stand on such matters.Does that apply to other branches of science that deal with equally subjective and complex subjects? If so, it would be wise to determine your local environmental scientist’s voting record before giving him or her a shoulder to cry on.It is clear that even scientists, as human beings created in the image of God, but fallen into sin, still have a soul and a conscience. If they were truly Darwinists, they would be glad the world is getting destroyed. They would be celebrating the victory of the Stuff Happens Law.Deep in their consciences, though, they remember a world that its Maker declared to be “very good.” Their hearts stir at the remnants of the Good Earth. What they really need is not a hug, but repentance and faith in the Creator’s plan of salvation. They will learn that the world is going to get much worse before it gets better. There is hope: but it is not up to us. Our mentality should be, “Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.”Is the earth a product of design or chance? Photo by David Coppedge (Visited 336 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

New laws in place for Lake Erie water quality

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest New regulations for manure and fertilizer application started on July 3, 2015 when Senate Bill Number 1 came into effect. The legislation affects nitrogen and phosphorus application whether applied as manure or granular fertilizers. Parts of the regulations are targeted specifically to define watersheds that encompass the Western Basin of Lake Erie while one provision is effective statewide. The text below summarizes important provisions but does not substitute for the legislative text which is found in Ohio revised code sections 6109.10, 903.40, 905.326, 905.327, 1511.10, 1511.11, 3745.50 and 6111.32 plus subsequent rule making by the state agencies. These rules are in addition to the Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Certification program, which began in September, 2014. Fertilizer application restrictions (in the western basin watershed only)(Administered through Ohio Department of Agriculture)For applications of fertilizer in the western basin, a person may not apply fertilizer, defined as nitrogen or phosphorous, under these conditions:1. On snow-covered or frozen soil, or2. When the top two inches of soil are saturated from precipitation, or3. In a granular form when the local weather forecast for the application area contains greater than a 50% chance of precipitation exceeding one inch in a twelve-hour period, unless the fertilizer is injected into the ground, incorporated within 24 hours of surface application or applied onto a growing crop. Manure application restrictions (in the western basin only)(Administered through Ohio Department of Natural Resources through 2015 and then ODA)A person may not surface apply manure in the western basin under any of the following circumstances:1. On snow-covered or frozen soil;2. When the top two inches of soil are saturated from precipitation;3. When the local weather forecast for the application area contains greater than a 50% chance of precipitation exceeding one-half inch in a 24-hour period, unless the manure is injected into the ground, incorporated within 24 hours of surface application, applied onto a growing crop, or if in the event of an emergency, the chief of the division of soil and water resources or the chief’s designee provides written consent and the manure application is made in accordance with procedures established in the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service Practice Standard Code 590 prepared for this state.Facilities currently permitted as Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) and Certified Livestock Managers (CLM) must continue to follow more restrictive criteria based on soil hydrologic classification noted in the facility permit.Exemption request process for small and medium operationsSmall and medium agricultural operations may apply for a temporary exemption from the law’s restrictions on manure applications. Size of operation is defined in Ohio Revised Code (ORC) and is summarized in Table 2. The chief of the division of soil and water resources may grant an exemption of up to one year for a medium agricultural operation and up to two years for a small operation, if the operation is working toward compliance.  An exempted operation may request technical assistance to reach compliance, and will not be subject to civil penalties for violations.  The law defines small and medium agricultural operations in the same way as the Livestock Environmental Permitting program, based on the number of livestock according to species. Complaints and penaltiesThe trigger for an investigation is a complaint by any person or information received by the state authority that a violation has occurred. Both the Fertilizer and Manure rules give the appropriate state authority the ability to assess civil penalties that shall not exceed $10,000 per violation. The right to a hearing and other administrative procedures are defined. Certification requirements for persons using manure from Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFFs) (Applies statewide) To use manure from a concentrated animal feeding facility that is regulated under ODA’s Division of Livestock Environmental Permitting, a person must either hold a Certified Livestock Manager license or be certified under Ohio’s Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Certification program. The provision pertains only if applying the manure for agricultural production on more than 50 acres. Obtaining precipitation information to meet 12- and 24-hour forecast criteriaNew Ohio regulations in targeted watersheds in the Western Lake Erie Basin require considering ground conditions and predicted rainfall prior to granular fertilizer and manure applications started on July 3. For granular fertilizer, applications should not occur when the local forecast contains greater than a 50% chance of precipitation exceeding one inch in a 12-hour period. For manure, application should not occur when the local forecast contains greater than a 50% chance of precipitation exceeding one-half inch in a 24-hour period. It is recommended that forecast information be printed off prior to planned applications. This provides the applicator proof of reviewing the forecast if actual rainfall exceeds the predicted rainfall.A good source of a printable local forecast can be obtained from NOAA through the website http://weather.gov. A zip code location close to the application site can be entered on the website. Rainfall can be totaled to obtain the needed 12- or 24-hour predicated rainfall. A short video presentation showing how to obtain the forecast can be found on the OSU Agronomic Crops Team You Tube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7Ip8hsL4bAlast_img read more

Negativity Has No Upside

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now Negativity has no upside. You do not achieve greater outcomes nor greater return on investing negative emotional energy in your problems, challenges, and inconveniences.Negativity creates a disempowered mindset. By reminding yourself how unhappy you are about a certain situation, you are changing your focus and your mental state. You negative mindset will cut you off from potentially positive choices. Your negative focus will blind you to opportunity.You make a negative situation even worse by investing your negative emotional state in it. You amplify the negativity. When something is already difficult or stressful, ratcheting up the negativity ratchets up already heightened emotional states. This is how relationships are destroyed.Being negative doesn’t help you to solve problems or challenges faster. Nor does it allow you to solve them more effectively. In fact, the opposite is true of negativity. It can be debilitating.Negativity doesn’t draw people to your cause. In fact, it can repel the very people whose help you need. Negativity attracts negative people. But to break through difficult challenges, you need the positive, can-do people who believe greater things are possible.Negativity doesn’t make a difficult conversation any easier. Quite the opposite. Negativity can make a difficult conversation crushingly painful. The emotional state and mindset of negativity makes it more likely that you turn a difficult situation into irreconcilable differences. Negativity is how relationships are damaged (or worse).In business and in life, you are going to have to deal with challenging situations and circumstances. You are going to have to deal with unpleasant and difficult people. You are going to fail from time to time, even when failure is not an option.Being negative about any or all of the above does nothing to change the situation or circumstance, nor does it allow you to deal with the circumstances more effectively. You don’t produce a better result by being negative.Making yourself feel bad does nothing to make you feel better. Deciding to feel powerless is not a recipe for being empowered and taking whatever necessary actions are required of you.Negativity is really fear. You are afraid that something bad will happen to you. You are afraid that you aren’t going to get what you want, that you aren’t capable of succeeding, or that you are going to be harmed in some way.There is no upside to negativity. But the upside for optimism and an empowered mindset is limitless.last_img read more