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first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — It doesn’t matter where they go or who they’ve got, the New York Yankees always draw a crowd.That should remain true this weekend as the Bronx Bombers visit Oracle Park for the first time since 2007. The Yankees have a national audience, but even their most devoted followers may not know the names of the team’s starting nine.Fifteen different players have landed on the Yankees’ injured list this season, an astronomical number that includes power hitters like Aaron Judge and …last_img


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first_imgIn terms of security, a number of new initiatives have been implemented to ensure that crime and violence do not mar the tournament. These include boosting the ranks of the police, acquiring hi-tech equipment (including helicopters, bomb suits, robots, x-ray machines and crowd-control water cannons) and setting up special courts to deal with offences related to the event. Nevertheless, we are not alone with our social and political problems. Just 500 days before the 2006 World Cup, Germany was dangerously divided – yet that tournament provided the glue that united a nation in a sea of black, yellow and red. 26 January 2009 Urquhart is a former Fifa World Cup media officer and the current editor of Project 2010 Like in 1994, cool heads are needed. Millions of South Africans, new to staging an event of this magnitude, have helped lay the foundations for the world’s biggest single-code sporting event. The result is that the skylines of every host city are now dotted with cranes, towering over stadiums and other World Cup-related projects. And the consensus is that most of these projects are well on track to meet their deadlines. The biggest hurdle facing South Africa is surely the political climate. The ruling party has split, its leader could still face prosecution, and a general election is looming fast. An entire subcontinent is preparing to play a role in the successful hosting of the event. Already, all of our neighbours have formulated plans to ensure they will be part and parcel of the extravaganza. The spin-offs are enormous, particularly in the tourism sector, which is where most other countries stand to benefit. And so it is with January 26, which marks the 500-day countdown to the start of the quadrennial showpiece of international football. It affords us an opportunity to gauge the progress South Africa has made – as well as the challenges that still lie ahead. On the field, Bafana Bafana are showing real signs of promise (four wins in four international friendlies), and are well positioned to hold their own in this year’s Confederations Cup – a key curtainraiser for 2010. The reality is that South Africa may be on the brink of a 2010-induced revolution, one that could change the country – and the rest of the continent – forever. The international focus on South Africa’s preparations for the 2010 Fifa World Cup usually intensifies with major events – like the 2010 Preliminary Draw and the Olympic Games – or with key dates.last_img read more


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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseThe Ohio AgriBusiness Association Industry Conference always features a diverse and interesting program and this year is certainly no exception. Thursday’s topics included an overview of the state’s livestock industries, a look at global grain markets, and regulations, just to name a few. Among the more popular presentations was the topic of striving for high corn yields with Fred Below from the University of Illinois.“I talked about my seven wonders of the corn yield world. These are the management factors that each impact yield. This is not rocket science. I talked about how important weather is and how weather interacts with nitrogen, about getting the hybrid selection right, managing the rotation, and plant population. The plant population is a big factor that has changed and has to change in order to grow higher yields — narrower rows and more plants. Finally I try to put it together in a systems approach. When you combine management factors they do work together as a team to increase yields,” Below said. “We try to determine the value of each player. I summarized our research over 6 years and we see a common theme. The factors that play the largest role are fertility, narrow-row spacing and plant population. It is all about feeding and managing more plants.”Below said in a favorable year, weather and nitrogen combine to contribute more than 50% of total yield. On average, he has found the maximum response to nitrogen over an unfertilized check plot treatment is approximately 70 bushels per acre.As other management improvements are made, Below said the plant population must increase as well to achieve higher yields. This requires more management, however, and depends heavily upon weather conditions for success.Below also pointed out other factors that can be implemented on farms with a typically big bang for the buck.“One of the things growers could do alone is use fungicide. Some years fungicides have a huge increase in yield,” he said. “We often see the fullest relative maturity for the region gives us the highest yield, especially if they plant early. This is an easy thing to try and it doesn’t cost more.”Stepping up management can have a particularly significant impact in more challenging soil types.“I want to point out that if your soil is more challenging then you have to be a better farmer. Ohio’s farmers are probably better farmers because they have to manage the crops based on the soils they have,” Below said. “Their opportunity to increase yields on a relative basis is actually going to be greater than what we have in Illinois with our soil types.”The Friday program for the OABA event includes consumer relation efforts, equipment hazards and safety, technology updates, herbicide challenges, and edge of field management. Stay tuned for more.last_img read more


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first_imgLATEST STORIES “It’s like my world was turned upside down,” Abueva said in Filipino.Abueva was initially dropped from consideration by national team coach Chot Reyes after missing the first three team practices to start the year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDealing with personal matters that also affected his performance in Alaska, Abueva vowed to make up for his shortcomings and has since appeared in every practice in preparation for Gilas Pilipinas’ campaign in the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.READ: Gilas facing same old problems ahead of Australia clash Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View comments Calvin Abueva. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSecond chances don’t come too often.And that’s the reason why Calvin Abueva is just in cloud nine after being named as a part of the 14-man Gilas Pilipinas pool against Australia on February 22.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Abueva’s hard work was greatly appreciated by Reyes making it no surprise that he got himself back into consideration and a chance to make it to the final lineup for the duel against the Boomers at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne.“I’m just glad that I’m given this opportunity again. I accepted coach Chot’s decision before, but with this, I’m really happy,” he said. “I promise that whatever I’m showing in my game, they can expect the same, or even more.”With him back in the pool, Abueva’s only concern is whether he’d get the go-signal to switch his jersey number from 8 to his 88.“I hope they allow me to change it,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img MOST READ Team LeBron tops Team Stephen in thrilling All-Star Game Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City AFP official booed out of forum NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerslast_img read more


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first_imgSivakarthikeyan emerged as a mass hero in his recently-released film Seema Raja. Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, the film raked in profits for the producer. Now, the actor has turned producer with the film Kanaa.Kanaa is about Indian women’s cricket starring Aishwarya Rajesh and Sathyaraj. The film marks the debut directorial venture of lyricist-singer Arunraja Kamaraj. It was rumoured that Sivakarthikeyan appears in a cameo in this venture. But, the director has quashed the rumours.Arunraja reveals that Sivakarthikeyan has a prominent role in Kanaa and not a cameo as rumoured. “Everyone seems to believe that Sivakarthikeyan is doing a cameo. But, the fact is that he will play a much more significant role in the film. He always believes in doing justice to anything he is involved. Although he has produced the film, he had no intentions of appearing in the film just for the sake of it,” he revealed.Elaborating further, he said, “The script had a substantial character, which pushes the story ahead. Even while discussing the story Siva didn’t have the idea of playing the role. In fact, he was considering other familiar actors for the film. But, I was able to convince that he would be perfect for it. I am sure Sivakarthikeyan’s screen presence will be liked by everyone.”Kanaa has Aishwarya Rajesh playing a bowler in it. She hails from an economically backward family and how she tackles her situation to emerge as an international cricket player forms the story.ALSO SEE | Kanaa to Mariyappan: Sports-based Tamil films to watch out foradvertisementALSO WATCH | Rajinikanth vs Kamal Haasan: Politics to films, the battle of the superstarslast_img read more


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first_imgA general view of Kansas' football stadium.LAWRENCE, KS – NOVEMBER 04: Memorial Stadium sits empty before the game between the Baylor Bears and the Kansas Jayhawks on November 4, 2017 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Brian Davidson/Getty Images)Don’t accuse head coach David Beaty of not doing everything he can to rebuild the moribund Kansas program. He’ll even record extremely goofy videos to send to recruits. Jayhawks wide receiver commit Reggie Roberson tweeted a video that was sent to him by Beaty, who rides around on a hoverboard.@beaty_david My Head Coach lol!#RockChalk #JayCrew17 pic.twitter.com/VlkbOTnWvi— Loading……..™ (@King_Reggiee) June 25, 2016 We’re not sure hoverboard antics are the thing that will get Kansas back to being competitive in the Big 12, but we certainly can’t knock Beaty’s hustle. Not much else is working.MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img read more


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first_imgOTTAWA — Newly released figures show the federal government set aside nearly $17.7 million on public awareness campaigns between April and June.The spending through the first three months of the federal fiscal year marks an increase of nearly 21 per cent compared to the same stretch in 2018 to pay for various government advertising.The federal government had until June 30 to get any ad buys out of the way under new rules the Liberals introduced to create a moratorium on government advertising in the months leading up to the election.READ MORE: Federal Liberals make interim move to curb partisan government advertisingAt first glance, that could suggest the Liberals ramped up awareness campaigns in an election year, making sure Canadians know about everything from tax credits to services available to seniors.But a spokesman for Treasury Board President Joyce Murray says the dollars money is less than the $56.2 million the Conservatives allocated for the same time period ahead of the 2015 election.In the end, though, the outgoing Conservative government and the incoming Liberal government spent a total $42.2 million in the 2015-2016 fiscal year on advertising.The Canadian Presslast_img read more


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first_img(A trailer, debris and a smouldering fire was all that was left at the former site of the Sarnia blockade Thursday. APTN Photo) By Kenneth JacksonAPTN National NewsSarnia – When members of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation in Sarnia agreed to shut down their blockade of a CN Rail line Wednesday at midnight that was believed to be the end of it.But it’s not over.Saturday they will attempt to block traffic on the Blue Water Bridge that also serves as the US/Canada border access.And then they’re going to get strategic explains spokesman Ron Plain, who has been the face of the blockade almost from the beginning and as result is facing possible punishment from the Superior Court of Justice.“Now that the blockade is down there will be a Phase 2 and that will include roving blockades,” he said at his home in Sarnia Thursday.They intend to shut down access to selected factories here for up to days at a time in the area known as Chemical Valley.“In my vision of what can happen I’ll look at the research of a company, for example Imperial Oil. I will look globally at what Imperial Oil’s record is with Indigenous peoples, as well as their record of dealing with us here in Aamjiwnanng,” said Plain, as part of wide-ranging interview with APTN National News that will look at the intimate details of the nearly two-week blockade to be aired next week.He said he will use that research to determine how to proceed, but a site hasn’t been picked yet.“From that we will base a campaign against Imperial Oil saying this is what we want as we block you,” he said. “It may be a 12-hour blockade, a 24-hour blockade, 36-hour blockade.”That will be determined by an organizing committee that plans to meet soon and is expected to keep the city updated. Mayor Mike Bradley said he was aware of further action but was happy the blockade came to a peaceful conclusion, which was echoed by Sarnia police Chief Phil Nelson.The selected factory will also be notified in advance of any action said Plain.Plain said the blockade of a CN spur line was ended in a negotiated settlement with Sarnia police after an Ontario judge ordered it shut down Wednesday.Plain called it the first victory of the Idle No More movement.He said the blockade, which began Dec. 21, 2012, had proven its point and didn’t need to continue. Plain said they were already negotiating to have the blockade end on Saturday.The blockade was originally launched in support of hunger-striking Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence’s demand for a treaty meeting between Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Gov. Gen. David Johnston and First Nations leaders.Plain was found in contempt Wednesday of a court injunction ordering an end to the blockade. He was ordered by the court not to go near the site of the blockade unless it involved negotiating its end.Plain is scheduled to be in court Friday to learn what happens as a result of the comptempt of court order.“I have to go back to court tomorrow and find out whether anthing is going to come to me for being the spokesman for the campaign,” he said.The ending to the Aamjiwnaang blockade leaves only the Mi’kmaq from Listuguj First Nation still holding a rail blockade. The Mi’kmaq there have been blocking the railway at Pointe-a-la-Croix in Quebec since Dec. 28, 2012.More rail and highway blockades, however, are expected in the coming days and weeks.First Nations chiefs are planning to hold a national day of action on Jan. 16 which could see the beginning of indefinite blockades across the country.kjackson@aptn.ca@afixedaddresslast_img read more


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first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Swan Lake Fire Community Meeting has been scheduled for tomorrow, June 26, at 6pm, at the Sterling Community Center in Sterling. The Alaska Incident Management Team will be on site to give an update on the Swan Lake Fire.For More InformationIncident phone number: (208) 391-3488Inciweb.nwcg.govFacebook @BLMAFS & @AK.ForestryTwitter @BLM_AFS & @AK_ForestryFirewise: firewise.org All interested residents are welcome to attend and ask questions about this incident and efforts being made to protect the community and critical infrastructure The meeting will be streamed on the Alaska DNR- Division of Forestry (DOF) This stream will be provided for those who are not able to attend the meeting in person. If the Facebook live stream does not transmit properly, the video will be uploaded after the meeting for residents to view. Incident command staff will be on hand to provide fire information and will share the strategies and tactics being used to protect critical infrastructure throughout the community of Sterling.last_img read more


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first_imgNETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2015 – 12:07 pm Robert Plant, Alison Krauss Win Album Of The Year When Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Jason Bonham — son of the late John Bonham — came together for a one-off show at London’s The 02, the resulting magic shook the heavens. The proof, as they say, is in the pudding.Celebration Day, the live document of the show released in 2012, found Page, Plant & Co. in top form — running through Zeppelin classics such as “Dazed And Confused,” “Black Dog,” “Stairway To Heaven,” and “Whole Lotta Love” with an urgent fervor. The live set would earn the group a GRAMMY for Best Rock Album at the 56th GRAMMY Awards.As if a GRAMMY wasn’t enough, the group’s legendary frontman looks back fondly on the gig in a new Rolling Stone interview.”It was magnificent. We hit a home run that night, which is something that we were really fearful of,” said Plant of the reunion show. “There was probably more riding on that than we would care to believe. Our performance was crucial, but we could reproduce sound in a much more reliable way, so we could be kicka**, and sound kicka**.”Plant, however, prefers to look forward as it relates to his career. In October he will release a new studio album, Carry Fire, which has been preceded by the single “May Queen.” And though contemporaries such as Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Bruce Springsteen have written their life stories, don’t expect a memoir from Plant anytime soon.”What I know between my ears here is priceless. It’s magnificent, sometimes tearful, but mostly cheerful,” he said. “There have been highs and lows and a lot of adventure, and I keep it hid.”‘Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols’ New Super Deluxe Reissue ​Read more Facebook Email Rock legend reflects on Zeppelin in new ‘Rolling Stone’ interview, plus he reveals whether or not he’d write a book Tim McPhateGRAMMYs Sep 22, 2017 – 2:41 pm Let’s face it: Some rock and roll reunions look good on paper but the actuality of a legendary group sounding great so many years later is the big question. Thankfully, in the case of Led Zeppelin, their 2007 reunion is secure.center_img Twitter Robert Plant On Zeppelin Reunion, Possible Memoir robert-plant-2007-led-zeppelin-reunion-was-home-run News Robert Plant: 2007 Led Zeppelin Reunion Was A “Home Run” last_img read more