Buddo SS put 15 past hapless Sebei College

first_img Tags: copa coca-cola Buddo SS ran riot against Sebei College (courtesy photo)The Copa Coca-Cola is soon reaching the knock out stage as teams are starting to hit full gear.On Thursday, Wakiso giants Buddo set a record for the biggest winning margin at this year’s games so far, defeating Sebei College 15-0.Buddo took a 13-0 lead into half time and there was fear that the Wakiso based school would attempt to beat St. Marys Kitende’s record of 34 goals scored in a single game back in 2007.However, Sebei defended for their lives and saw only three more goals scored against them in the second period.In the same group (E), Nakaseke International shocked Kibuli SS 2-1 to move to six points, level with Buddo and  Ryakasinga.Elsewhere, holders Jinja S.S recovered from a dismissal start on match day two with a 3-0 win against Lubiri on Thursday during a group B duel. Abbey Bogere’s sideface off with Green Valley on Friday morning.In the same group as Jinja S.S are two other formidable sides; Welden High School and Masaka S.S who face off on Friday in explosive battle.Hosts Mbarara High take on Adwari in a group A engagement with an objective of seeking maximum points as pile pressure on leaders, Blessed Sacrament Kimanya.Also on Friday, Group F leaders St Mary’s Kitende faces off with bottom placed St Edwards’ Bukumi.Maximum points for Kitende will help them seal a round of 16 slot with two group stage matches left.Results so far:Sebei College 0-15 Buddo S.SRyakasinga CHE 4-0 Amuria High SchoolKibuli S.S 1-2 Nakaseke InternationalHope S.S 0-0 St Gerald’s NyakibaleSt Edwards’ Bukumi 2-3 Hill View College, BulangiraSerere 0-3 High Standard KateeraSironko Progressive 0-3 Hands of GraceSt Mary’s College, Simbya 1-3 Old KampalaNamagabi SS 0-2 Kigezi CollegeSt Joseph Vocational 2-3 Standard High ZanaBlessed Sacrament Kimaanya 5-0 AdwariKamuge 0-1 Mbarara HighSt Peter’s High School S 1-1 St Josephine BakhitaKamwenge 1-0 Green ValleyLubiri S.S 0-3 Jinja SSSt Joseph’s SS Buyaga 0-5 Masaka SSBishop Angelo Negri 2-2 WeldenSaviour HS 1-1 Rock High TororoSt Julian 2-0 MalukuRoyal Giants 5-2 Kitara ModelJIPRA 1-0 Kakungulu MemorialKashenyi 1-2 Kisozi seedLight SS Soroti 4-1 Lira Town CollegeRyakasinga CHE 0-5 Buddo S.SSt Mary’s Kitende 2-1 Mentor S.SHands of Grace 7-1 St Mary’s College, SimbyaLondon College, Nansana 1-0 Serere S.SHigh Standard Kateera 1-0 St Joseph’s College, LayibiSironko Progressive 1-2 Old Kampala S.SBiyaya 0-0 St Joseph Vocational, MbararaAgape S.S 1-0 NamagabiIganga Town View 0-4 Kibuli S.SKawempe Muslim S.S 1-2 HopeRock High 0-5 St Julian, GayazaIjumo Progressive 1-4 Light Secondary School, SorotiGreen Valley 4-1 Lubiri S.SMbarara High School 0-2 Blessed Sacrament KimanyaSt Joseph’s Buyaga 1-2 Welden High School, MbararaMasaka S.S 1-0 Bishop Negri S.SJinja S.S 0-0 Kamwenge Secondary and VocationalSt Paul 2-1 Royal GiantMaluku 0-2 Saviour HighKisozi Seed 0-2 Jinja Progressive AcademyPanyango High 2-4 St Peter’s HighAdwari 1-1 KamugeKamuge High School 0-5 Panyango High SchoolBlessed Sacrament, Kimanya 1-0 St Josephine BakhitaMbarara High School 4-0 St Peter’s High SchoolLubiri S.S 0-1 Masaka SSKamwenge Sec & Vocational 0-3 Welden High SchoolJinja S.S 7-1 Bishop NgeriGreen Valley 2-0 St Joseph BuyagaSt Julian 1-0 St PaulSaviour High School 2-0 Kitara ModelMaluku S.S 1-3 Royal GiantsKashenyi 2-0 Ijump ProgressiveJinja Progressive 1-0 Lira Town CollegeKisozi Seed School 0-1 Light S.SRyakasinga CHE 2-1 Iganga Town ViewSebei College 0-5 Nakaseke InternationalAmuria High School 0-5 Kibuli S.SSt Edwards Bukumi 1-3 Mentor S.SHope S.S 1-3 Hill ViewKawempe Muslim 1-1 St Mary’s KitendeSt Joseph College, Layibi 0-1 Hands of GraceSerere S.S 0-4 Old Kampala S.SLondon College 4-0 St Mary’s College, SimbyaHigh Standard, Kateera 1-3 Sironko ProgressiveNamagabi S.S 1-0 Biyaya SSPaidha High School 1-1 Standard High School, ZanaKigezi High School 3-0 St Joseph VocationalRoyal Giants 1-0 Saviour HighKitara Model 3-2 Rock HighSt Paul 2-1 MalukuLight S.S 0-0 Jinja Progressive AcademyLira Town College 1-1 Kakungulu MemorialIjumo Progressive 2-5 Kisozi SeedGreen Valley 2-0 St Josephs’ BuyagaPanyango 0-3 Mbarara HighThe 2018 Copa-Coca Cola Groups:GROUP A1.Kamuge High School – Bukedi2.Blessed Sacrement Secondary School – Masaka3.Panyango Secondary School- West Nile.4.Mbarara High School – Mbarara5.ST.Peters Secondary School – Hoima.6.Adwari Secondary School – Lango.7.Bakita.GROUP B1.Lubiru Secondary School – Kampala2.Masaka Secondary School – MasakaKamwenge Secondary and Vocational School- Rwenzori4.Welden High School- Mbarara5.Jinja Secondary School- Busoga6.Green Valley High School – Mukono7.ST.Joseph Buyala- Mbale8.Bishop Angelo Negri College- Acholi.GROUP C1.St Julian High School – Wakiso2.Saviour High School – Luweero3.St. Paul Secondary School- Rwenzori4.Kitala Model Secondary School – Bumyoro5.Royal Giant High School – Mityana6.Rock High School- Bukedi7.Maluku Secondary School -Mbale.GROUP D1.Light Secondary School – Teso2.Kakungulu Memorial School- Kampala3-Kisozi Seed Secondary School – Mpigi4.Lira Town College- Mango5.Kakungulu Memorial School – Kampala6.Jinja Progressive- Busoga7.UUUMO Progressive Secondary School – Bushenyi.GROUP E1.Iganga Town View Secondary School- Busoga2.Sebei College School- Sebei3.Kibuli Secondary School- Kampala4.Buddo Secondary School- Wakiso5.Nakaseke International College- Luweero6.Amuria High School-Teso7.Ryakisinga CHE- Bushenyi.GROUP F1.Mentor High School- Lango2.Kawempe Moslem Secondary School – Kampala3.ST.Marys Kitende- Wakiso4.Hill View College- Bulangira- Bukedi5.Hope Senior Secondary School – Mpigi6.ST.Gerald’s Nakibale- Kigezi7.ST.Edwards Bukuumi- BunyoroGROUP G1.Hands Of Grace Secondary School- Mukono2.London College Nansana- Wakiso3.Old Kampala Secondary School Kampala4.Serere Secondary School Teso5.ST Joseph’s College – Layibi-6.High Standard Secondary School Katera- Luweero7.ST Marys Secondary School Simbya-Rwenzori8.Sironko Progressive – MbaleGROUP H1.Standard High School Zzana- Wakiso2.Kigezi High School – Kigezi3.Paidha Secondary School- West Nile4.Namagabi Secondary School – Mukono5.ST.Joseph Buyaga- Mbale6.Agape Secondary School – Busoga7.Biyaya Secondary School- West Nile.Comments last_img read more

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Should A’s fans worry about Portland’s latest ballpark move?

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceOn the day the A’s announced their latest ballpark intentions came word that a group looking to lure a team to Portland is ready to unveil its ballpark plan.What does the A’s ballpark choice of Howard Terminal have to do with Portland? If all goes right in Oakland, absolutely nothing.The A’s have gone out of their way to show their commitment to staying put. But Historians will note Howard Terminal is the …last_img read more

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Warriors report: Will Warriors-Celtics be an NBA Finals preview?

first_imgSubscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *BOSTON — Will the Warriors return to this city in nearly five months?Perhaps. After all, the Warriors (34-14)-Boston Celtics (30-18) matchup on Saturday will be nationally televised for a simple reason. The Warriors and Celtics have enough star power, depth and coaching to suggest both teams will meet each other in the NBA Finals.“The game takes on a little more …last_img read more

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Three games in, Raiders miss a receiver who will not be named (initials are A.B.)

first_imgALAMEDA  — Going into Week 1 and after a season-opening win over the Denver Broncos, the Raiders never gave Antonio Brown a second thought.Brown wasn’t discussed, and when asked about him, coach Jon Gruden noted that the wayward receiver had missed so much time during training camp the Raiders were adept at operating without him.With the Raiders at 1-2 and the offense in a down cycle against both the Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings, it’s a different story.The Raiders visit the …last_img read more

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Culinary graduates steak their claim

first_imgRed hot in the kitchen: Chef Oriel Mbowane,wearing apron, shows the studentshow it’s done. The fourth group of students graduatedfrom the Singita School of Cooking in April.(Images: Singita)MEDIA CONTACTS • Pam RichardsonSingita community development manager+27 21 683 3424Lyndon JafthaThe Singita group of game reserves and lodges was built with the dream of protecting and preserving the wildlife in South Africa’s eastern region, known as the lowveld.This is where visitors will find world-famous destinations such as the Kruger National Park, and the Sabi Sand Reserve.Today, Singita (Shangaan, meaning “place of miracles”) maintains that dream, and one of its priorities is to reach out to the local community with development and support initiatives. The Singita School of Cooking is one of those initiatives.Kurt Abrahams, formerly the senior sous-chef (second in command in the kitchen) at Singita’s Sweni Lodge in the south-central Kruger Park, and Jason Trollip, former GM of Singita Kruger Park, are the men behind this inspiring community project.Training is conducted in-house at Shishangaan, an old military base in the Kruger Park, which is now the staff village, housing about 100 people. By building onto an existing footprint, Singita has managed to minimise damage to the surrounding environment.Each course provides between six to nine lucky students with a sponsorship and the chance to forge a dream career. The fifth group of students commenced their training in April 2012, while the previous group graduated in the same month.All graduates leave with a level four certificate, as stipulated by the National Qualifications Framework, in professional cookery.Singita Kruger Park’s GM Caroline Burke said, “In remote, rural areas equipping even one person with a good job and sound prospects, has a burgeoning effect on members of their immediate family, as well as the broader community.”Training provides not only an income, she added, but the trainees themselves provide a source of inspiration to their peers.“At Singita we are very proud to be able to make this contribution to the development of people in the regions where we operate,” said Burke.Singita benefits too, as it now has a continually renewing pool of well-trained, talented young chefs with which to staff its lodges.Skills transfer and developmentThe programme is advertised via the local community development forum, and the Mahlamba-Ndlopfu forum, which represents 12 villages in the area. These forums reach students from the nearby Bushbuckridge district, one of eight municipalities in the Kruger Park’s vicinity.Those wanting to apply need to meet criteria, which includes a matric certificate and, of course, a genuine interest in cooking The Singita staff interview those who have applied and a shortlist is created. Those on the shortlist are transported to Singita for a cook-off to assess their basic skill level, and to complete written tests and interviews.From there, the final selection is made and the chosen students are registered on an official learnership status. They receive equipment and a uniform, as well as a monthly stipend while they learn.The programme runs full-time and gives students comprehensive theoretical and practical training in skills such as preparation, making of sauces and stocks, choosing the right cut, and more.It also aims at building essential business skills such as computer knowledge, interviewing skills, confidence and improved spoken English.The aspirant chefs learn their trade under Oriel Mbowane, Singita’s chef skills developer, who is assisted by visiting chefs from other Singita lodges.On completion of the course, the young graduates are given the opportunity to apply for a commis chef position in a kitchen at any of the Singita lodges, meaning they will work as a junior chef under a chef de partie.Others are assisted in securing entry level positions in other lodges in the Kruger Park. The reserve currently employs 10 of Singita’s qualified students, while eight others are pursuing careers as chefs in other hotel and lodge kitchens in the park.Two Singita graduates, Lameck Mnisi and Mavis Mongoe – described by Singita staff as one of the “shining talents” of the school – have since been promoted to demi-chefs de partie.Successful community initiativeSince its inception in 2007, the initiative has seen 34 students graduate, including those from the fifth programme. Because of its success, the course has been increased to 18 months, and the costs of sponsoring a student has increased to R75 000 (US$9 200).The Singita Community Development Trust underwrites the costs incurred. Some of the students are sponsored by guests at the Singita Game Reserve, while others are granted funding through the government’s support of learnership programmes.Sponsors are kept in contact with the students and receive progress reports.Singita Game Reserve dates back to a piece of land bought in 1925. It now consists of nine lodges – five in South Africa, three in Tanzania, and one in Zimbabwe. Here the company is working with the Grumeti Community and Wildlife Fund on a black rhino relocation project.Its corporate social responsibility focus is based on four key areas – education, where it supports local preschools and primary schools; supporting local enterprises; conservation education amongst young people; and supply of potable water.last_img read more

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Who’s the rabbit now?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Early this year Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced that it would be shutting down with the final installment of the “Greatest Show on Earth” this May. This is at least partially a result of one final trick from the wildly popular Barnum & Bailey performing elephants — they disappeared.Tickets sales for the circus really slumped after the touring elephants were retired in mid-2016 to the point that, when paired with high operating costs, the business became unsustainable. Of course, animal rights activist organizations, including People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), were behind the push to pull elephants from the circus.The event attracts roughly 10 million visitors a year who will now have to seek new venues to get their fix of exotic animals and human oddities galore. There is no doubt that the circus that ran for nearly 150 years will be missed by many, but as the legendary  Barnum & Bailey fades from our memories in the name of “progress,” will the thought of performing elephants one day be as foreign as phones with cords that hang on the wall and 8-track players?The circus is just one more victim in a long line of animal-human relationships no longer a part of our society. Human-animal relationships have changed in recent generations in ways that were once fairly common and accepted, but nearly unimaginable today. Here are a couple of examples. The FFA pest huntMy father recently relayed to me that back in his high school days, he would gather a bunch of buddies after school multiple days a week to visit pest-infested barns in the tri-county area to shoot rats, pigeons and starlings. He fondly reminisced about going into the barns, shutting off the lights and listening as the rats crawled out from their hiding spots before turning the lights back on and blasting away with their .22s and doing their best to avoid putting holes in the barn siding. He spent many hours engaged in this pursuit that was both enjoyable and a very valuable service for the area farmers in the days before grain bins and extensive grain handling systems. Rats and birds could do extensive damage to a crop stored in a corncrib.This is the part that really gets me though. After each successful hunt, my father and his friends would cut off the rat tales and bird heads from their quarry to fill garbage sacks that they would take to school. There the pest parts were carefully tallied and a running score was kept to earn extra credit for class. The competition was countywide and the top pest hunters were invited to an end-of-year banquet to recognize their success. This story of the FFA pest hunt (which I had never heard of) led to several questions.1. How much property damage was done to the barns and did it offset the value of the service being provided? Dad claimed that the benefits outweighed the costs for the farmers.2. Can you imagine what would happen to a student who showed up to school today carrying a bag stuffed full of chopped-off rat tails? I would guess at the very least there would be some extensive counseling.3. Whose incredibly unpleasant job was it to count the rat-tails and bird heads after they had been sitting in a trash bag since the previous day? The FFA advisor?4. What did they do with the animal parts after they were tallied?5. What did they serve for dinner at the Pest Hunt Banquet?One question that did not come up was “Why don’t they do this anymore?” Rabbit testAround 1925 it was discovered that significant amounts of human chorionic gonadotropin hormone were only found in pregnant women. This meant that early pregnancy could be detected by testing for this hormone. To do this, a woman’s urine was injected into female rabbits, mice or rats and the animal’s ovaries would be examined a couple days later through a surgery that would typically end the animal’s life. If the ovaries were enlarged it would mean that the woman was pregnant. It was a common misconception that the injected mammal would die only if the woman was pregnant and this led to the somewhat misleading phrase “the rabbit died” for a positive pregnancy test. In the harsh reality of the rabbit test, the rabbit would die either way in most cases.Think for a moment about a modern PETA response to an animal life sacrificing pregnancy test. Wow. I can’t imagine that the “rabbit test” for pregnancy was all that common, but it was used enough that references to it found their way into popular culture. Though I never heard of this until a recent Sunday school class (you never know what kinds of interesting stuff comes up in Sunday school), there was a MASH episode that covered the subject when “Hot Lips” Houlihan wondered if she was pregnant and Radar’s cherished rabbit was the only testing option available. The top-notch M*A*S*H docs solved the dilemma with careful surgery to do the test and spare the bunny’s life.Aerosmith also referenced the “rabbit test” topic in the popular rock song “Sweet Emotion” in one of the verses: “You’re telling me things but your girlfriend lied. You can’t catch me ’cause the rabbit done died.”In the end, as a society we are probably better off without the “rabbit test” and barn siding, school boards and FFA students are probably all a bit safer in the absence of school-sanctioned Pest Hunts. But, I often marvel at how the extreme views of a few have the incredible power to shape life and society for the rest of us. While the disappearance of elephants from the circus does nothing to impact my daily reality, there are people out there who had their lives drastically altered for the worse with the end of the incredible era of Barnum & Bailey. Parts of their lives were destroyed based on the whims of a few people with a misguided agenda. It makes me wonder in a society such as ours where animal rights sometimes seem to trump those of humans, who’s the rabbit now?last_img read more

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A look at acid rain and the farm phosphorus conundrum with water quality

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Farmers understand that Lake Erie turns green in the summer and that part of the blame is rightfully being directed at agriculture due to issues related to nutrient management, specifically phosphorus. What is less understood is why this is happening.In a time period where on-farm phosphorus application levels have decreased substantially and recommended conservation practices have increased in the agricultural landscape, the troubling harmful algal blooms again started showing up in the Western Basin of Lake Erie after many thought the water quality issues had been corrected decades earlier.Even more confusing are the smaller lakes in more remote parts of the state and country where algal blooms are showing up in lakes surrounded with little to no agriculture to blame on the issue. There are numerous theories as to why this could be happening. One of them was a topic in a study published in the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation last summer: “A possible trade-off between clean air and clean water.”Douglas R. Smith with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory in Texas was the lead author. The study looked at possible connections between the phosphorus mobility in the soil and the well-documented change in the pH of rainfall since the implementation of the amendments to the Clean Air Act in the early 90s to address concerns with acid rain.“I think it is certainly a fascinating topic. There have been quite a few publications on the potential causes of the Lake Erie issue,” Smith said. “I do not think it is possible for acid rain recovery to be solely responsible for the eutrophication issues. I have been a co-author on several papers on the issue, and think it is the culmination of many factors. I cannot say for sure that rain chemistry is one of the contributors, but I cannot rule it out either. If it is not a contributor, it is certainly an interesting coincidence. I hope there will be an additional paper coming out in the next year or so on this issue.”For some, the publication of the article made sense in helping to explain why the harmful algal blooms are showing up, particularly in non-agricultural areas. Agronomist Joe Nester, owner of Nester Ag, LLC in Williams County, has been talking about this possibility for several years.“That study should open the door for more discussion and research on it. I’ve been working with nutrient management for 40 plus years, most of it in the Western Lake Erie Basin. When we started having problems with phosphorus loading, even with all of the improvements I have seen over that 40-year period, I struggled with how we were going backwards. I noticed the huge drop in sulfur in the soil like everyone else had. When the soils get low in pH we tie up phosphorus and have a tough time getting it in the plant. It just makes sense to me,” Nester said. “In my opinion, the change in the pH of the rainfall from about 4.2 to roughly 6.2 today — that is a 100-fold change in acidity —is liberating P that used to be tied up in the soil. That is a pretty drastic change in soil chemistry in my opinion. When the Clean Air Act amendments were passed, pH levels of the rain started to rise. By the end of the 20-year implementation period for that you can see a real jump. The biggest increase was in 2008 and that is the first year Lake Erie turned green.”In addition, Nester is finding less need for phosphorus applications in many fields.“In the last 10 years I don’t think I’ve seen phosphorus deficiencies anywhere, even in some zones we manage where we should be showing a P deficiency and we aren’t,” he said. “The mileage that we are getting from P applications led me to believe it even more. As agronomists we have cut back on the phosphorus as opposed to what we put on 10 or 15 years ago and we are raising better crops. I am convinced that there is something else happening in the soil.”So the bad news, Nester said, is that phosphorus seems to be more soluble and mobile in the soil which makes it easier to lose, but that also could be the good news for agriculture because it means potentially lower nutrient costs.“For agriculture that really is good news but we have to learn the techniques and management systems to keep it within the field boundaries instead of moving with the water. We mange tens of thousands of acres of nutrients a year and I’m convinced that P is a more mobile unit than it used to be. A farmer should really be evaluating the right rate by soil type and then try to draw down phosphorus levels to see when it starts reducing yield. I haven’t seen it and frankly I have been surprised on some 15 to 20 ppm soil tests with nothing applied that can still produce some pretty awesome yields of corn and soybeans,” Nester said. “We did some of our own work using water as an extractant for comparison and each time the higher pH water extractant showed more soluble P than the lower pH water extractant. I definitely think there is something there. I don’t know what else would explain it. When you talk with farmers about this being a real possibility the light bulb pops on and they say, ‘Well we can work with that.’ Otherwise we see them say, ‘We spent tens of thousands of dollars on technology, we’ve reduced P rates, increased yields, employed cover crops and minimum-till, and we’re going backwards? It is not me.’ But if the environment has changed, it makes sense.”Though it does make sense to some agronomists, others are skeptical that the pH of the rainfall could influence the mobility of phosphorus in the soil so dramatically. Harold Watters, Ohio State University Extension agronomist, thinks the increased mobility of phosphorus has more to do with the 4Rs.“Phosphorus can be tied up by calcium at higher pH levels, but P can also be tied up by iron and aluminum at lower pH levels. As we have cut back on the acid we have in the rain, yes we have had a slight shift in the soil pH levels. Is that enough to really solve the problem or cause the problem with dissolved reactive phosphorus in Lake Erie? My guess is not,” Watters said. “We have a pool of calcium under us. It is our bedrock below us and we have basic pH levels on the western side of the state. In the eastern side of the state we have acid pH levels. We have plenty of calcium and we have plenty of aluminum and iron as well. So I don’t see gypsum, calcium, iron, or aluminum, or bringing back acid rain as the magic bullet to solve the problems for us. We’re going to have to work on best management practices as a group. That means incorporating phosphorus into the soil and not putting it on the surface.”Watters thinks the concentration of nutrients near the soil’s surface due to application practices and increased conservation tillage has much more impact on increasing dissolved reactive phosphorus loss.“We have bigger farms today and more minimum tillage. I recently asked 10 to 15 farmers and some Extension educators about tillage tools being used for incorporation of nutrients and what is their primary tillage tool. In some cases I was told that 50% of the acres were using vertical tillage for incorporating nutrients and also primary tillage. The lowest number I had for vertical tillage tools was 20%,” Watters said. “When you talk about vertical tillage, that may only be an inch or two deep or some stirring. You are not really incorporating nutrients that well and contributing to the stratification of nutrients in the top. Guys are also telling me they are going fast and that tells me they are not incorporating nutrients all that well. We have to change some things. We need to rethink why we are using those tools — those are not for incorporating fertilizer. I think farm size and reduction of tillage is a big part of this.”The timing of nutrient application is also a significant contributor to the problem, Watters said.“I talked recently with a fairly average farmer in Ohio with 1,500 or 1,600 acres. When he pulls out of the field harvesting soybeans he calls his co-op to come spread fertilizer in his fields. He doesn’t know when the fertilizer goes on and he’s not going to do any tillage until the next spring immediately before planting. He stirs it up and then in a week or so later plants corn. I am seeing more of that. And if they are doing tillage, it is vertical tillage,” Watters said. “That risk exposure from the time of application until the spring tillage is when there is the potential for the phosphorus to go away. I feel more confident in this kind of concern than the lack of acid rain.”The article “A possible trade-off between clean air and clean water” was published in the July/August Issue of The Journal of Soil and Water Conservation and is available online.last_img read more

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Geocaching 2 by 2 – Power your Relationships with Geocaching

first_imgGeocaching is best when shared.Geocaching is Best When SharedYou’re part of a worldwide community of over 6 million geocachers that grows one friend at a time. Last week, a visitor to Geocaching HQ from Germany told us something that many geocachers believe, “The most beautiful caches we’ve found were other geocachers.” It’s true. The adventure of geocaching is often found in the journey with others. The most public examples of camaraderie in the geocaching community are events with over 500 attendees, aka Mega-Events. You can join your geocaching friends at more than 25 Mega-Events around the world this year.There are also many other ways to connect to the geocaching community and to bring a friend along for the adventure. On the Geocaching.com homepage, click on the “Community” tab. This is where you’ll find resources to connect with other geocachers through Geocaching Events, local geocaching organizations and the Geocaching Blog. We even make it easy to Tell a Friend about geocaching.And don’t forget to share your geocaching adventures and meet new friends on the official Geocaching Facebook page.Geocaching Tech UpdateUpgrade now to the newest version of the Geocaching iPhone App. This version puts the buttons for navigating to geocaches and posting logs, the two most-used actions, front and center. Plus, there’s much more. Check out all the other upgrades:   http://bit.ly/GeocachingiPhoneAppPaul Bunyan GeoTour Paul Buynan GeoTourMinnesota’s Paul Bunyan State Trail, named after the legendary logger, is arguably the state’s favorite paved trail for hiking, biking, inline skating and snowmobiling. With the addition of a new GeoTour, it is now destined to become a geocaching mecca.Minnesota’s Paul Bunyan GeoTour has a total of 100 geocaches. Additionally, members of the NorthStar Geoseekers Club have placed nearly 1,000 geocaches along the path, making it an amazing power trail.We encourage geocachers to complete this GeoTour during the spring, summer or fall seasons. Due to the length of the trail and the abundance of activities to enjoy in the trail towns, plan to spend several days exploring the area. Most of the geocaches are accessible by bike, so don’t forget your bicycle. Information regarding bike rental, shuttles and other services can be found here.Whether you are new to the sport or an experienced geocacher, the opportunity to explore Minnesota and earn a few smileys along the trail is as legendary as Paul Bunyan himself.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedFeatured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”The Seanachai: Keeper of the Old Lore, Reviewer of the New CachesMay 6, 2015In “Community”February 2015 Geocacher of the Month NomineesMarch 8, 2015In “Community”last_img read more

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Warriors clobber Nuggets, increase lead for top seed in West

first_imgTIP-INSNuggets: The Nuggets shot 7 of 31 from deep. … They are 12-12 vs. the West on the road. … Denver had won at least two games against Golden State in nine of the previous 14 seasons.Warriors: Cousins had his sixth 20-point game. … Curry now has 340 3s, his second-most in a season behind the NBA-record 402 he hit in 2015-16. … Golden State won the season series 3-1 and has won 11 of the last 16 with the Nuggets — including eight of nine at home. … The Warriors also have won five of the last eight season series against Denver.UP NEXTNuggets: Host the Spurs on Wednesday.Warriors: At the Lakers on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Stephen Curry added 17 points, five rebounds and five assists. His 3-pointer with 7:22 left gave him five or more 3s in a career-best nine straight games and moved the two-time MVP (16,236) past Chris Mullin (16,235) for fourth place on the Warriors all-time points list.Murray scored 17 points after he departed the Nuggets’ 95-90 home loss Sunday to Washington in the third quarter with a sprained left ankle and didn’t return. Murray, who missed six games from Jan. 26-Feb. 4 with an injury to the same ankle, was closely monitored and played nearly 29 minutes.Millsap had 11 points shooting 4 of 11 for Denver, which lost for the third time in four games and played the first night of a tough back-to-back with San Antonio visiting the Mile High City on Wednesday.Coach Michael Malone didn’t like his team’s mistakes right after Durant was tossed.“When you’re playing against a team that’s won three of the last four world championships you can’t beat yourself and we did that tonight and that’s disappointing,” Malone said.Durant and Draymond Green had four assists apiece in the opening quarter as Cousins got hot. The big man stole the ball from Nikola Jokic and took it coast-to-coast for a left-handed layup.Denver jumped to a 20-16 lead before Golden State’s 14-4 burst put the Warriors up 30-24 heading into the second. Denver never recovered.CURRY’S MARKCurry teased the PR staff regarding the Mullin mark “because I did not know that was on the horizon.”“It kind of caught me off guard but it was a pretty special night, understanding what Chris Mullin was able to do in his career wearing a Warrior uniform representing the organization, the Bay Area,” Curry said. “His jersey is in the rafters obviously for a reason. Pretty cool moment. I’ll hopefully talk to him or see him at some point and we’ll share a good moment.” SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Russell Westbrook joins Wilt in NBA history as Thunder thump Lakers “The energy in the crowd at that point was incredible. When he attacked like that and hammered those two dunks down you could feel the power in the arena, you could feel our home crowd, you could feel the energy of our players,” coach Steve Kerr said. “Those two plays kind of broke the game open and gave us a lot of life. I thought Kevin was tremendous tonight. It’s unfortunate he didn’t get to play more.”DeMarcus Cousins had a season-best 28 points, on 12-for-17 shooting, 13 rebounds, five assists and two blocks for the Warriors (53-24), who have a two-game lead and the tiebreaker on Denver (51-26) with five games to go in the chase for the Western Conference’s top seed and home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. Golden State lost out on the No. 1 spot to Houston last year, but still went on to capture a repeat title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsDurant was ejected with 8:21 left in the third. He became furious wanting a foul call when he airballed a 3-point shot over Paul Millsap, then pointed at and yelled toward official Zach Zarba. Cousins stood between Durant and Zarba, who wasted no time tossing the two-time reigning finals MVP.“I thought he deserved the first technical I didn’t think he deserved the second one. I was very surprised. I watched the whole thing. I didn’t think he deserved to be ejected,” Kerr said. “I think Zach Zarba’s one of the best officials in the game so I’ve got no complaints with Zach, he knows what he’s doing.” LATEST STORIES MOST READ Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts after dunking against the Denver Nuggets during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, California— Kevin Durant’s brilliant night on both ends got cut short by an ejection.Durant emphatically showed who is still No. 1 in the West, delivering a pair of jarring dunks late in the first half and finishing with 21 points and six assists before being tossed to lead the Golden State Warriors past the Denver Nuggets 116-99 on Tuesday night in a matchup of the top teams in the conference.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Those were his 14th and 15th technicals, meaning he is one away from an automatic suspension. Cousins was ejected against Charlotte on Sunday, when the Warriors clinched their fifth straight Pacific Division crown.“I think we can be better at keeping our poise, myself included,” Kerr said.Before that, Durant dazzled.He rebounded Jamal Murray’s missed 3 and drove the court, dribbling with his left hand through the paint before switching hands to deliver a powerful one-handed slam. Durant had another moment before halftime, driving the baseline for a two-handed dunk as the Warriors grabbed a 59-43 halftime lead. He also had a pair of blocked shots.“Kevin attacking the rim got the crowd into it even more,” Klay Thompson said. “That was unbelievable. No one was trying to get in the way of that second dunk he had. That was ridiculous.”ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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