49ers add WR Bolden, DL Delaire before facing Cardinals

first_imgSANTA CLARA — The 49ers not only activated wide receiver Victor Bolden Jr. to their roster Saturday but they also elevated defensive lineman Ryan Delaire from the practice squad, making both available for Sunday’s home game against the Cardinals.Defensive back Tyvis Powell and offensive lineman Najee Toran were released.Bolden is coming off a four-game suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy, and he adds depth at wide receiver and as a return specialist. The …last_img

What a weird year for getting crops planted

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Harold Watters, Ohio State University Extension agronomistThe sun is almost shining at my office as I write this edition of C.O.R.N to go. That hasn’t happened much in the past eight or 10 weeks, or heck even since last October. I did finally get four days in the field last week. As I look at my rain gage numbers in Union County since April 1, I see 38 days with measurable precipitation out of 73 total days. With a total 12.5 inches of rain – it actually doesn’t sound that terrible but it’s the fact that there was so little drying in between the showers. By comparison in 2011, another rain delayed start to the season I had 16.6 inches of rain by this date. My rainfall records are available on the CoCoRaHS network, I also encourage you to get a gage and participate too: www.cocorahs.org/.Regarding 2011, the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Annual Report crop planting progress for 2011 for corn was at 25% at the end of May and 89% on June 10. For 2019, we are 50% planted on corn as of June 9. But while we do not have the high rain amounts of 2011, we do have these persistent rains that hit us every other day. I have heard some say that usually we have three days each week across the corn belt to plant — we just haven’t had those days this year.Soybean planting progress for 2011 by June 10 was 69% and for 2019 it was 32% on June 9. So are we in a disaster? I am always optimistic but I do like to whine I will admit. I look for data, historical information, guidance, etc. on what situation we are likely to be in.First, I highly recommend you subscribe to the farmdocDaily newsletter. They took a look at yeields in 2011 to offer some perspective on that challenging planning season (Schnitkey, G. “2011 Corn and Soybean Yields in Perspective.” farmdoc daily (2):71, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 17, 2012). They said: “The eastern corn-belt had a difficult planting period in 2011. However, summer weather was conducive to good yields in Ohio and Michigan. These above average yields in Ohio and Michigan again confirm the importance of mid-summer weather in determining yields.” The weather women/men say we can expect continued rain the rest of the season — so if we get planted, those mid-summer rains will help us .What about grain drying? This is from the book Modern Corn and Soybean Production: “Corn planted May 1 was 3 to 4 percentage points lower in moisture at the usual harvest date than corn planted May 15 and over 10 percentage points lower than corn planted June 1.” We will need propane this fall.In 2017 we had delays and replanting for our crops — not quite like this year, but I had several folks ask me then what it would take to get soybeans growing again and recover some lost yield. I conducted a trial with several of their suggested treatments: add nitrogen – as urea at V5 and R5; add a fungicide or insecticide to relieve the stress of pests; spray Cobra to cause some stress so the plant could react and compensate; and spray foliar fertilizers to supply micros. Nothing helped to improve the yield. I did average 65 bushels per acre though. Let’s hope we can do that again.Corn got off to a very slow start this year but soybeans may have an even rougher way to go as we finish the planting season. I am reminded of Purdue University’s Bob Nielsen and his corn article of several years ago about the ugly duckling — ugly corn can turn into a lovely crop. This applies even more so to soybeans. Time after time I talk growers out of replanting a thin soybean field, to be told later how great the crop looks.We have had more than several calls this spring about discolored corn and soybean plants. Often the grower suspects a micronutrient deficiency but more often the problem may be related to pH and nutrient availability, as a result of limited root growth due to overly wet soil, or perhaps due to soil compaction.Get a copy of the new Corn, Soybean, Wheat and Forages Field Guide, Bulletin 827, from your local Extension office. We published this major update in late January in cooperation with PennState this year. There are pictures, tables, recommendations to manage weeds, insects, diseases and even nutrient deficiencies. Each crop has pictures of possible nutrient deficiencies — maybe you are short on something so look here first.Before you buy that “special sauce” to fix all your problems, do remember that most soils of Ohio supply adequate levels of the necessary plant nutrients. If you suspect a deficiency, take samples from a “good” area nearby and from the “bad” area of concern. Do this for both the soil and tissue. Send to your favorite lab for comparison.last_img read more

Turn that frown upside down

first_img SharePrint RelatedDNF for the Good of All HumanityMarch 2, 2014In “Geocaching Quizzes”Why You Should Log Your DNF’s – Geocaching.com Weekly MailerAugust 22, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Geocaching Etiquette 201: Finding and LoggingJune 14, 2019In “Community” Have you ever selected a perfect geocache to find, navigated to it, searched high and low with no luck in finding it? The questions start to boil over; is it even here, why is the hint so vague, can’t anyone post a picture which offers a clue? We know this feeling all too well. The classic DNF (Did Not Find).A DNF is a log type used when you, surprise, don’t find the geocache. But what you should also know is that a DNF log can transform into a “Found it!” Using this log type doesn’t mean you’ve given up, it means that you didn’t find the geocache—this time. Your DNF logs will be shown on your map so you can remember to return at a later date.More importantly, logging a DNF can help your fellow geocachers. When you log a DNF, you’re telling geocachers that the cache may be more difficult to find than anticipated or may even be missing. You’re also letting the geocache owner know that they may need to double check that their geocache container can still be found at the posted coordinates.If you’re a geocacher who’s posted one of the millions of DNF logs so far, thank you from the geocaching community. It’s a small way to help support and maintain the geocaching ecosystem while ensuring the quality of geocaching. Plus, you can always go back and search again because your DNF shows up in the app and on the map! Who knows, maybe this time you’ll turn that frown upside down.Share the geocache that you’ve DNF’d the most in comments below.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Video: Mike Davis’ Family Goes Nuts After He Gets Call From San Francisco 49ers

first_imgMike Davis on the phone with the 49ers on draft day.Mike Davis NFL Phone CallFormer South Carolina running back Mike Davis is off to San Francisco to become the newest member of the 49ers’ backfield. Davis was taken in the fourth round of this past weekend’s draft as the 125th pick overall. When he received the call from the team, his family, as you’ll see below, was beyond excited. Verizon captured the moment and put it on YouTube – check it out:Davis should help fill a void, now that longtime 49er Frank Gore is gone. Davis is also excited about getting to watch Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry play in person, for what it’s worth. oh man i get to see @StephenCurry30 play now !!!— IG MikeDavisRB (@MikeDavisRB) May 4, 2015In his three years at South Carolina, Davis racked up over 2,400 yards and 22 touchdowns.last_img read more

Video: “Things Big Ten Fans Say” Is Hilarious, Spot-On

first_imgOhio State fan wearing a Buckeye sweatshirt.YouTube/ScooterMagruderThe Big Ten is in the midst of a comeback after a few years being overshadowed by the SEC, and have a number of very intriguing, strong programs. Ohio State and Michigan State have been powerhouses for years now, while Michigan, last night’s brutal loss aside, looks to be back. YouTuber Scooter Magruder has been making very funny “Thing ___ Fans Say” videos about every conference for weeks now. His SEC and ACC editions are both very funny, and on Saturday, he dropped the Big Ten. It’s a shame that he didn’t wait until the Michigan-Michigan State game to record. We think those characters might’ve had a bit more to say. Either way, this was well done as always.last_img

Taking a break from mental task Keep smartphone away

first_imgUsing a smartphone while taking a break from mentally challenging tasks does not allow the brain to recharge effectively and may result in poorer performance, according to a study. The research, published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions, assigned 414 college undergraduates to solve challenging sets of word puzzles. Halfway through, some were allowed to take breaks using their cellphones. Others took breaks using paper or a computer while some took no break at all. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainResearchers from the Rutgers University in the US found that the participants who took phone breaks experienced the highest levels of mental depletion and were among the least capable of solving the puzzles afterwards. Their post-break efficiency and quickness was comparable to those with no break. Their number of word problems solved after the break was slightly better than those who took no break, but worse than all other participants. Participants who took a break on their cell phone took 19 per cent longer to do the rest of the task, and solved 22 per cent fewer problems than did those in the other break conditions combined. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma Award”The act of reaching for your phone between tasks, or mid-task, is becoming more commonplace” said Terri Kurtzberg, an associate professor at Rutgers Business School. “It is important to know the costs associated with reaching for this device during every spare minute. We assume it’s no different from any other break — but the phone may carry increasing levels of distraction that make it difficult to return focused attention to work tasks,” said Kurtzberg. The participants were given sets of 20 word puzzles. Some were given a break halfway through, during which they were told to choose three items to buy within a specific budget, using either their cellphone, a paper circular or a computer. They were told to type or write the reasons for their selections.last_img read more

Encana Events Centre hosting gun show this weekend

first_imgTickets can be purchased online, by phone at 1-877-339-8499, or in person at the Tiger Box Office Plus. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — Hunters and outdoor enthusiasts from across the Peace Region will be descending on the Encana Events Centre in Dawson Creek as the local Sportsman’s Club hosts the 41st Annual Gun Show and Sportsman Show.As the largest gun and sportsman show in the Peace, the event will feature over 200 tables, with goods in firearms, knives, archery and ATVs. The show runs Saturday, April 7th, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 8th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Tickets are $10 for Adults in advance or $12 the day of, and $5 for youth aged 10 to 17 as well as Seniors 67 and over. Children under nine are free when accompanied by an adult.last_img

Salvation Army closed for flooring renovations

first_imgThe flooring will cover both the Food Bank and Thrift store which will cover approximately 9000 sqft.“We were blessed to receive a $50,000 grant to improve our building. This work is not something we could afford locally as all surplus supports the Food Bank and Family Services,” said EggiePhase I of the project was the Food Bank drop in area, as it was the most in need of repair, explains Eggie. Phase III will be the Food Bank sorting area.In May, the Salvation Army’s frontage windows received new vinyl decals to keep in theme with the new food truck.To view more on the ‘Modern Facelift’; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – After a recent facelift the Salvation Army’s Thrift Store is currently closed for flooring renovations.Executive Director of the Salvation Army, Cameron Eggie shares phase II of the flooring renovations began today, Monday September 9th, 2019 with the Thrift Store. The store will reopen on Monday, September 16th with a new look and new product.Eggie explains, the flooring within the 100th Avenue location building will be upgraded in partnership with the national property department. After applying and receiving a grant to do the floors means the cost will not impact local resources.last_img read more

January transfer window Marcelo reveals United to fill two gaps in

first_imgLeeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa says the club will find it better if they utilize the January transfer window to bring in new faces.The gaffer who was previously relaxed about signing new players says he will appreciate if replacements come in for Samuel Saiz who is now on loan at Getafe and Pablo Hernandez who is improvising for players on injury.Speaking in Friday’s press conference as obtained by Leeds live, Bielsa played down the possibility of several new players arriving.“I don’t think that many players will come in,” he said. “And I couldn’t tell you if actually there’s a player who will come or not.Solskjaer reveals he plans to build his team around Pogba Manuel R. Medina – July 17, 2019 The Manchester United manager wants to end the speculation that the Frenchman is leaving the Red Devils.“If the club can get players who are better than the ones we already have come and in the position where we suffered some injuries, for example Samu Saiz left, Pablo [Hernandez] now plays as a playmaker and we need a winger.“If players come, it will be better. And if nobody comes we will finish the season with the players we have and we trust all of the players we have.“From what I know the position of the club is if we bring a player in, it has to be a player that improves the group.”last_img read more

Ramsey Next chapter at Juventus

first_imgAaron Ramsey has officially said goodbye to Arsenal fans after 11 years of service to the club.The Wales international’s contract with the Gunners expires in June and he has already signed a new deal with the Bianconeri.Ramsey joined Arsenal from Cardiff FC back in 2008 and has gone on to win trophies with the club.“As you may have already heard, I have agreed on a pre-contract with Juventus Football Club,” wrote Ramsey on Instagram and cited on Football Italia.“I wanted to issue a personal statement for all the Arsenal fans who have been extremely loyal and supportive.“You welcomed me as a teenager and have been there for me through all the highs and lows I’ve encountered during my time at the club.“It is with a heavy heart that I leave after 11 incredible years in North London. Thank you.English Premier League flops of the week Taimoor Khan – August 25, 2019 The third round of English Premier League football is pretty much over and we need to take a look at players and coaches who…“I will continue to give the team 100% and hope to finish the season strongly, before heading on to my next chapter in Turin. Kind regards, Aaron.”His contract with Juventus runs to June 2023 and there is a €3.7m signing on fee.Arsenal are currently in a fierce three-horse race with United and Chelsea for a Champions League position.last_img read more