Rain has once again hindered another weekend event in the Peace Region.The 2nd annual Mini Stock Challenge, scheduled to take place at the Taylor Speedway Saturday, July 16 at 3 p.m. has been cancelled due to unsafe track conditions brought upon by the heavy amounts of rain.Day two of the Mini Stock Challenge is still set for Sunday, July 17 and it has yet to be determined if races will commence as scheduled. – Advertisement -Sunday’s race is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
Renowned football player ClarenceSeedorf with his Legacy Champions award. Seedorf says the moments he spent withNelson Mandela will remain with himforever.(Images: Lauren Mulligan for NelsonMandela Foundation The Dutch-Surinamese player is regardedas one of the best in the world.(Image: Clarence Seedorf officalwebsite)Khanyi MagubaneRenowned Dutch football player Clarence Seedorf has joined A-list personalities in becoming the latest celebrity to be named one of the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s Legacy Champions.The sporting legend jetted into South Africa in early June to receive the award for his humanitarian work through his charity organisation Champions for Children.The organisation is set to open a Champions Playground, a multi-functional sports complex for children in Cape Town.The sports centre will be built in Manenberg and is to be inaugurated during the 2010 Fifa World Cup.The project is a joint venture between Seedorf’s organisation, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Italian university Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and the University of the Western Cape.During his short visit Seedorf met with former president Nelson Mandela on 5 June, which according to his online blog, was a special moment in his life, “It was a very special day today. For my whole life I have been inspired by his life and work. It is an honour for me to have become a Legacy Champion.”In addressing the media following the meeting between Seedorf and Mandela, Nelson Mandela Foundation chief executive officer Achmat Dangor said he was proud that the soccer legend is now part of the foundation.“Clarence Seedorf can count himself among those who will help ensure that this organisation, founded by Mr Mandela himself in 1999, will become financially independent, ensuring that it continues to promote Madiba’s vision, values and work.”Seedorf joins high profile Legacy Champions members including former US president Bill Clinton, mining magnate Patrice Motsepe, minister of human settlements and former businessman Tokyo Sexwale and tycoon David Rockefeller.Using fame for good workThe name Clarence Seedorf is synonymous with prestigious football clubs around the world such as Ajax Amsterdam, the notable Italian team AC Milan, Spain’s Real Madrid and top English club Chelsea.He started playing football in the early 1990s, but his big break came in 1994 when he became the youngest player to join the Ajax Amsterdam first team at the tender age of 16.Since then, the 33-year-old’s meteoric rise in the football fraternity has been nothing less than stellar.Regarded as one of the top players in the world, Seedorf’s trophy collection includes four Champions League winner’s medals, two Fifa Club World Cup trophies and a Union of European Football Associations (Uefa) Super Cup.He is the only player in history to have won the Uefa Champions League with three different football clubs.In the Dutch leagues, he has four domestic league titles, and three domestic super cups.According to the football star’s website, no Dutch player in history has won more silverware than Seedorf.To add to his accolades, at the 10th annual Uefa Club Football Awards in 2007, Clarence was recognised as Europe’s best midfielder. The same year, he was awarded a Torretta award for best European athlete.Aside from his sporting achievements, Seedorf is perhaps most regarded for his humanitarian work.Growing up in the small former Dutch colony Suriname, the smallest country in South America, Seedorf grew up with a dream of becoming a football player, despite being told that he couldn’t because of his weak lungs.According to his official blog, he learned at an early age what it meant to hope and dream, and that he wanted to share this with others. “From my days as a child, watching famine strangle Ethiopia, I made a promise to myself to do whatever I could to help those, and others, when I was old enough, and had the means to do so.”Preserving the legacy of Nelson MandelaAccording to its website, the Nelson Mandela Foundation “contributes to the making of a just society by promoting the vision, values and work of its founder and convening dialogue around critical social issues.”In 2006, the foundation, with the help of the Centre of Memory and Dialogue, adopted a two-pronged strategy.The memory programme will deal with documenting the life and times of Mandela, through its records and documentation unit.It locates scattered material on Mandela, with the objective of ensuring that all resources linked to Mandela are presented in a way that preserves his memory.The dialogue programme will deal with developing and sustaining a dialogue platform, in line with its founder’s legacy.The centre of dialogue will encourage South Africans to speak to each other in a manner where every person’s voice is heard, regardless of their background, race, or political affiliation.As part of its dialogue series, the Nelson Mandela lecture is held annually at the foundation.This year, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner professor Muhammad Yunus delivered the seventh lecture on 27 May.He delivered the lecture on the topic “Investment in the marginalised as a way of creating wealth and combating poverty.”Prof Yunus is a distinguished scholar and businessman and the founder of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh in the 1970s. The bank now operates in more than 100 countries.He has received over 70 major international awards for his work and has 29 honorary degrees under his belt.Do you have any comments or queries about this article? Email Khanyi Magubane at: firstname.lastname@example.org Useful linksNelson Mandela FoundationClarence Seedorf official websiteChampions for ChildrenRepublic of Suriname
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As of Sunday May 8, 30% of Ohio’s corn crop was planted, which is 14% behind last year and 5% behind the five-year average (https://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Ohio/Publications/Crop_Progress_&_Condition/index.php). Weather forecasts indicate more rain this week possibly continuing through Thursday. As prospects for a timely start to spring planting diminish, especially in northern Ohio, growers need to reassess their planting strategies and consider adjustments. Since delayed planting reduces the yield potential of corn, the foremost attention should be given to management practices that will expedite crop establishment. The following are some suggestions and guidelines to consider in dealing with a late planting season.Although the penalty for late planting is important, care should be taken to avoid tillage and planting operations when soil is wet. Yield reductions resulting from “mudding the seed in” are usually much greater than those resulting from a slight planting delay. Yields may be reduced somewhat this year due to delayed planting, but effects of soil compaction can reduce yield for several years to come. (Keep in mind that we typically don’t see significant yield reductions due to late planting until mid-May or even later in some years).If you originally planned to apply nitrogen pre-plant, consider alternatives so that planting is not further delayed when favorable planting conditions occur. Although application of anhydrous N is usually recommended prior to April 15 in order to minimize potential injury to emerging corn, anhydrous N may be applied as close as a week before planting (unless hot, dry weather is predicted). In late planting seasons associated with wet cool soil conditions, growers should consider side-dressing anhydrous N (or UAN liquid solutions) and applying a minimum of 30 pounds of N broadcast or banded to stimulate early seedling growth. These approaches will allow greater time for planting. Similarly, crop requirements for P and K can often be met with starter applications placed in bands two inches to the side and two inches below the seed. Application of P and K is only necessary with the starter if they are deficient in the soil, and the greatest probability of yield response from P and K starter is in a no-till situation. Remember the longer our planting is delayed, the less beneficial a starter with P and K will be, because later planting dates typically have higher soil temperatures.Keep time expended on tillage passes and other preparatory operations to a minimum. The above work will provide minimal benefits if it results in further planting delays. No-till offers the best option for planting on time this year. Field seedbed preparation should be limited to leveling ruts that may have been left by the previous year’s harvest — disk or field cultivate very lightly to level. Most newer planters provide relatively good seed placement in “trashy” or crusted seedbeds.Don’t worry about switching hybrid maturities unless planting is delayed to late May. If planting is possible before May 20, plant full season hybrids first to allow them to exploit the growing season more fully. Research in Ohio and other Corn Belt states generally indicates that earlier maturity hybrids lose less yield potential with late plantings than the later maturing, full season hybrids.In delayed planting situations, use the optimal seeding rates for the yield potential of each field. Recommended seeding rates for early planting dates are often 5 to 10% higher than the desired harvest population because of the potential for greater seedling mortality. However, soil temperatures are usually warmer in late planted fields, and as a result germination and emergence should be more rapid and uniform. So, as planting is delayed, seeding rates may be lowered (decreased to 3% higher than the desired harvest population) in anticipation of a higher percentage of seedlings emerging.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Combines are beginning to roll in full force across Ohio and Brodbeck Seeds agronomist Terry Jones says if there was any year to do a harvest loss check, this would be the one. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Kelley Tilmon and Andy Michel, Ohio State University ExtensionWe have heard a few reports of either bean leaf beetles or grasshoppers increasing in soybeans. As we start to approach the end of the growing season the larger concern with these insects is the potential for pod feeding, rather than foliage feeding. Pod feeding directly impacts grain quality. Crop stage is also an important consideration. Late-planted fields or double-cropped soybeans which are still green when other fields are drying down can be “trap crops,” attracting both bean leaf beetles or grasshoppers leaving the other fields. Such fields bear close watching.Evaluation of pod injury should be based on inspection of all pods on 10 randomly selected plants. Be sure to sample at least 100’ into the field to avoid making your entire decision based on field edges, where damage can be worse than in the field as a whole. On each plant sampled, count the number of total pods and the number of pods exhibiting pod injury, and then determine the percent pod injury based on the 10 plants inspected. It is important to estimate percent pod injury on inspection of the entire plant. Treatment is justified if the percent pod injury approaches 10 to 15%, and beetle adults or grasshoppers are still present and active in the field.When making a treatment decision, also consider the pre-harvest interval of the insecticide you’re considering — which can be an important consideration at the end of the season as harvest approaches. For more information visit our factsheet at https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ENT-23.
8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting See also:Online Retail Thriving: 8% Growth Expected This Holiday SeasonTop Internet Trends of 2000-2009: E-commerce Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#e-commerce#Trends#web Last night we wrote about Forrester’s prediction that online holiday retail sales will grow 8% this year to $44.7 billion. comScore had similar numbers about the growth of online retail – toy web sites grew 9% in October, as did the retail apparel segment. Online personal finance service Mint.com has joined the festive statistics parade, with data analyzing some of the U.S.’s leading retailers. Mint analyzed spending data and compared it to one year ago. The data is for top performers in the third quarter this year, based on “average monthly spend per user versus recession lows.”Interestingly, Mint’s data says that Q4 sales will not be as good as last year – which is the opposite of what Forrester predicts. However Mint does say that consumer electronics and clothing are set to rise in Q4.Check out the charts below and compare them to Forrester and comScore’s data.The highlights, via Mint.com:Aeropostale – the clothing retailer is up 10% year-over-year, having grown consistently quarter over quarter.Best Buy – the electronics retailer is up 1% Q3 year-over-year, hit a recession low of -7%.Fry’s – while competitor Best Buy’s sales exceed where they were at this point last year, Fry’s remains down -7% year-over-year (though it’s up from a -16% recession low).J.Crew – the clothing retailer’s lowest point was -3%, but it has since entirely corrected and even improved sales 4% year-over-year.Sears – the department store’s sales are up 8% over this time last year, having dipped to -10%.Target – after an initial drop to -8% in Q109, Target has halved that loss and is currently down only -4% year-over-year. richard macmanus
Tulsiram Pawar, a childhood friend of retired Naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, said on Tuesday that he would spare no effort in keeping the demand for his friend’s release from a Pakistani prison alive. He has started a signature campaign against the death sentence awarded to Mr. Jadhav.Mr. Pawar, who grew up with Mr. Jadhav in Lower Parel, said he was still trying to come to terms with the news. “I am starting a signature campaign demanding Mr. Jadhav’s release and will be getting in touch with our mutual friends who used to stay here. I am already in touch with a few, and we are planning peaceful protest marches as well,” he said.He is exploring the option of turning to the social media. “I do not have much knowledge about social media or the Internet, and am seeking the help of the younger generation.” Mr. Jadhav, son of a retired Assistant Commissioner of Police, stayed in the building behind N.M. Joshi Marg police station, which now houses Unit III of the Mumbai Police Crime Branch. The building earlier had quarters for police officers. Mr. Pawar, who stays in the opposite building, said he had been friends with Mr. Jadhav for as long as he could remember, and that his earliest memories with him are of roaming in the narrow lanes behind Bawla Masjid and playing together for hours. Sources said Mr. Jadhav’s family left the city late on Monday night, and are believed to be in Pune.
Mr V.G. Somasekhar the Airtel Uganda managing director shows Ms Maggie Kigozi the former Uganda Investment Authority executive director the various network site during their launch early in the year Advertisement Deal subject to regulatory approvalMr V.G. Somasekhar the Airtel Uganda managing director shows Ms Maggie Kigozi the former Uganda Investment Authority executive director the various network site during their launch early last yearBharti Airtel today said it has entered into a “definitive agreement” with UAE-based Warid Group to acquire Warid Telecom Uganda, strengthening its footprint in the African region.After the acquisition, existing 2.8 million Warid customers in Uganda will join Airtel’s network that serves over 269 million customers globally, the company said in a statement.The statement, however, did not reveal financial details of the deal. – Advertisement – “… It has entered into a definitive agreement with the Warid Group to fully acquire Warid Telecom Uganda… The agreement is subject to regulatory and statutory approvals,” the statement said.After the acquisition, Airtel will further consolidate its position as the second largest mobile operator in Uganda with a combined customer base of over 7.4 million and market share of over 39 per cent, it added.Bharti Airtel, the country’s largest mobile telecom operator, had made a foray into the African region in 2010 by acquiring Zain Telecom’s operations in 15 countries of that region. Now, it has operations in 17 African countries, including Nigeria and Uganda.In 2010 too, the company had acquired 70 per cent stake in Warid Telecom Bangladesh.“We are delighted at this agreement with Warid, which also happens to be the first in-market acquisition in Bharti Airtel’s history. We believe this market consolidation offers great synergies by bringing together the best of Airtel and Warid to better serve customers in Uganda,” Bharti Airtel MD and CEO (International) Manoj Kohli said.“We are extremely pleased with this development, which offers Warid consumers added benefits like wider network coverage, most extensive 3G network and world class products and services from one of the world’s largest mobile services provider,” Warid Uganda Board Member Mohammed Nahayan said.