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first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE By Gary Truitt – Mar 17, 2019 Planting May be Late and Difficult Home Indiana Agriculture News Planting May be Late and Difficult Planting May be Late and DifficultThe 2019 planting season is shaping up to be late and difficult. However, there is one good thing: no drought worries. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says, unlike last year at this time, the chances of a drought are not high.“I think it is safe to say that given the wetness we have seen over the winter and continue to see, there are going to be very few drought concerns over the next few weeks.” He noted that most of the nation has been experiencing above normal precipitation in the from of rain, ice, or snow.That does not mean, however, that it will be an easy plant this spring. In fact, Dr. Ryan Bartlett, with Compass Minerals, paints a very bleak picture of what growers will be facing this spring.“Soils are saturated, the harvest that went late last year probably caused some compaction issue. We are going to be dealing with cold and wet conditions that will make it hard to seeds to germinate and get even emergence. Farmers are likely going to see a compressed planting window that will make it hard to get much field preparation done.” Bartlett says seed treatments will play an important role this year in not only protecting the seed in cold and wet conditions but in helping it get off to a good start in what will be less than ideal weather conditions.There is a relatively dry forecast this week, but as we finish out the month, HAT meteorologist Ryan Martin says more rain is in the forecast. He states, “Starting later next Sunday afternoon. We see rain from there through Monday bringing half to 1” of rain with 80% coverage. Then a second batch of moisture arrives Tuesday night and goes through Wednesday, adding another .25”-.5” and 100% coverage. Then, we finish the extended pattern going back dry for Thursday and Friday, as we get ready to finish the month.” SHARE Previous articleCommentary: Will the Adults Please Enter the Room on Animal Rights?Next articleAfrican Swine Fever Could Swing China Negotiations in US Favor Gary Truitt Facebook Twitterlast_img read more


first_imgJeff Swensen/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) — Ahead of the looming midterm elections, far-right political extremists in the U.S. have ratcheted up online attacks and anti-Semitic harassment against Jewish candidates, journalists and other high-visibility members of the faith, according to a study released this weekend by the Jewish civil rights group the Anti-Defamation League.The study was released just one day before a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue killed at least 11 people and wounded many more.The study’s co-authors said in their report that political bots “are playing a significant role in artificially amplifying derogatory content over Twitter about Jewish users.“Human users, however, still accounted for the majority of derogatory Twitter traffic,” according to the report.It described the growing use of “Twitter bombing –- barraging hashtags associated with the Jewish community with highly politicized, and sometimes hateful, content in an effort to demobilize, co-opt and interrupt normal communication and organization over social media.”The Twitter analysis examined 7,512,594 tweets and 8,183,545 hashtags between Aug. 31 and Sept. 17, 2018, and interviewed prominent Jewish figures in the U.S. Oxford scholar Samuel Woolley and co-author Katie Joseff — who study computational propaganda — cited a rise in both automation and anonymity in explaining the spike in online aggression.“While each interview subject spoke of not wanting to let threats of the trolls affect their online activity, political campaigns, academic research or news reporting, they all admitted the threats of violence and deluges of anti-Semitism had become part of their internal equations,” wrote the authors, both researchers at the Institute for the Future’s Digital Intelligence Lab.The study’s look at social media comes as investigators are probing the online profile of the suspect in the shooting at Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Saturday. Robert Bowers, 46, who lives in Pittsburgh, allegedly killed 11 people and wounded several others.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_imgRead also: Only 200,000 of 5.9m applicants accepted in first batch of pre-employment card programTo provide the courses, the government has partnered with seven start-ups, namely online learning platforms Skill Academy, Mau Belajar Apa, Pintaria, Sekolahmu and Pijar Mahir, as well as e-commerce companies Bukalapak and Tokopedia.However, Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (Indef) researcher Bhima Yudhistira said some of the courses were available for free on video-sharing platform YouTube, at campuses and on social media platforms.“It appears ineffective and does not solve any problems faced by laid-off workers,” Bhima told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday. Here are some of the training courses provided by the e-learning platforms in the preemployment card program.Skill AcademyThe subsidiary of online learning platform Ruangguru is offering a course package for app-based motorcycle taxi drivers. The course, the cost of which has been reduced to Rp 1 million from the normal price of Rp 3.8 million, comprises materials on financial planning for freelancers, how to best serve customers, stress management to stay productive, time management and planning a retirement fund.Other packages being sold for Rp 1 million include a package on how to develop micro, small and medium enterprises, which comprises training on customer service, online advertising strategy, how to advertise on Google Ads, how to start an online shop on Instagram, content marketing and writing training to boost sales.Read also: Conflict of interest? Public questions government’s relationship with start-upsThere is also a training package on “job applying technique during the coronavirus pandemic” that comprises courses on writing a CV, job interviews, building a portfolio and self image to apply for job, how to do presentations and correspondence and how to use Microsoft Excel.Ruangguru also provides an English course and training on how to start a business for Rp 700,000.MauBelajarApaThe online learning platform provides several paid courses, such as:Online shop and how to boost sales (Rp 350,000).Learn to be professional master of ceremonies (Rp 350,000).How to make silky pudding (Rp 200,000).How to start a career as a content creator (Rp 175,000).PintariaPintaria offers, among other things, an English course for online motorcycle taxi drivers that costs Rp 250,000 for seven sessions. Participants will get course materials, online exams, a report and certificate from the four-hour course. It does not offer a discussion forum, live online session or offline meetings.Read also: Govt introduces new social benefits as 2.8 million lose jobsThe company also offers a four-hour course on how to be a successful merchant on e-commerce platforms such as Tokopedia. The course also equips participants with social media skills to promote their products.Courses on sewing protective masks and how to be a beginner professional photographer, both of which cost Rp 600,000, are also available on the platform.Sekolah.muSekolah.mu provides courses as basic as applying for a job and English for workers that cost only Rp 50,000. The firm also offers courses on Microsoft Office skills, photo editing and e-commerce sales skills that cost around Rp 500,000, as well as a course on mosque management that costs Rp 295,000. The platform also offers courses that cost Rp 1 million, such as how to be an online seller, sell products via text-messaging platform WhatsApp Business and mobile phone photography. (prm)Topics : The government’s recently launched preemployment card program provides various online courses, ranging from English and business management to starting an online shop on Instagram and how to make silky pudding, which cost up to Rp 1 million (US$64).Some of the training courses, which are intended to upskill and reskill workers laid off as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, sparked criticism from experts and businesspeople, as similar courses are available for free on the internet.The government allocated Rp 20 trillion to cover around 5.6 million people in the program, with each participant to receive Rp 1 million to cover training costs, Rp 2.4 million for four-month living cost incentives and Rp 150,000 for job survey fees.last_img read more


first_img France international Martial sealed a £36million move from the Ligue 1 side to Old Trafford on transfer deadline day – which came as a surprise to long-term admirer Wenger, who had tracked the youngster since his days at Lyon. The 19-year-old forward has made a fine start to his United career – netting four goals in his first four games – and could play against the Gunners in the Barclays Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. If Wenger had his way, however, Martial could be lining up for the north London side, rather than against them, this weekend. “I was surprised they sold him,” Wenger told several national newspapers. “The amount of money was massive. I believe that you could think that, if you are Monaco, you could have sold him as well next season. “So I thought they would not sell him this year because they sold many other players. “I thought they would maintain their word. He was not sellable. He was not on the list. He was one of the players Monaco did not want to sell, so we never made an approach for him. “Only an acceptable amount of money after could do it. We always liked him, even when he was in Lyons.” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists he never made a move for new Manchester United signing Anthony Martial this summer – because Monaco told him was not for sale.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more


first_imgMachado has made four All-Star teams and won two Gold Glove awards in his seven-year MLB career. The Yankees remain in touch with Manny Machado.New York executives continue “to check in” on the star 26-year-old free agent, according to a report from SNY, which cites unidentified league sources. Warriors coach Steve Kerr encourages Bryce Harper to sign with Giants The Yankees aren’t the “frontrunners” to land Machado, but are not out of the running to sign him, the report says. The Phillies and White Sox are both also reportedly interested in Machado.Machado, who was sent from the Orioles to the Dodgers before the trade deadline, registered a .297/.367/.538 slash line in 162 total games in 2018. He also hit 37 home runs and tallied 107 RBIs. Related News The Yankees have had an active offseason. They’ve already traded for starter James Paxton and signed free agent infielders Troy Tulowitzki and DJ Lemahieu, among other moves.Yankees pitchers and catchers will report to spring training Wednesday while the first full-squad workout is Feb. 19.last_img read more


first_imgMOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES View comments (FILES) This file photo taken on September 22, 2016 showsBarcelona’s Brazilian forward Neymar gestures after missing a goal opportunity during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Atletico de Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on September 21, 2016.Neymar will leave prematurely the Catalan club the player announced on arrival to a training session at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi, near Barcelona on August 2, 2017 following a rumour that he is considering a move to French club PSG. / AFP PHOTO / PAU BARRENASAO PAULO — Neymar’s journey to a record-breaking transfer fee of $262 million started in a poor district of southern Brazil, a few blocks from the local dump.A spectacular move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain is expected to be completed this week after the 25-year-old striker and his father met with officials of the Catalan club Wednesday, telling them that Neymar wanted to leave.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img Retired NBA star Tim Duncan training in MMA, coach says he could fight professionally Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The son of a journeyman soccer player for Brazil’s smallest teams, Neymar was born in the industrial city of Mogi das Cruzes, some 60 kilometers north of Sao Paulo, the country’s biggest metropolis.He never settled there, as his father’s career as a striker and family breadwinner meant they were always moving on.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsWhen Neymar was 6, the family moved in with his grandmother in Sao Vicente, a beach town 50 kilometers south of Sao Paulo. And when his sister Rafaella was born, the family moved again, this time to a bigger house in Jardim Gloria, a district in the poorer city of Praia Grande. Both homes were within reach of Santos, the Brazilian club made world famous by Pele and where the youngster first known as Juninho would start his own soccer career.While his family was anything but wealthy, Juninho was the richest kid around at Jardim Gloria. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Betinho said Neymar had the Brazilian football swagger even at that age, and began taking him to play futsal – Brazil’s brand of indoor soccer that puts a premium on technical skills. His amazing dribbling and shooting abilities were soon noticed, with the late Santos and Brazil star Zito bringing the youngster into the club.Juninho became Neymar Jr. after signing his first contract at 12, a move that made Barcelona and Real Madrid start to take a very close interest in the youngster.On the field, Neymar quickly adapted from the indoor game, often playing against much older opponents, and he fully embraced being a Santos player despite growing up as a fan of rival club Palmeiras.He made his professional debut at 17, in a match against Oeste in the 2009 Sao Paulo state championship, the start of a career that is set to make history in the sport.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Neymar’s house was properly built, not a shack like those of many of his school friends. His street was properly paved and allowed him to play barefoot all day long, though he didn’t have to walk far to find dirt roads surrounded by wild vegetation. While other kids were lucky to have many toys, he had 50 footballs in his home collection at age 14. He even had a video game, which was a dream for most of his neighbors.Neymar put down some solid roots during his nine years at Jardim Gloria, and today his charity – the Neymar Jr. Institute – is based in the area. The local dump, where some of the local people used to earn a living from recycling, has been closed and the district has improved dramatically since Neymar’s family first moved there more than a decade ago.As for the interest in soccer, that started when Neymar was just 2, according to his father.In 1998, at the age of 6, he was spotted by Betinho dos Santos, a talent scout for the club Santos and who had also discovered another Brazil star, Robinho.“Neymar’s father was playing on the beach in Sao Vicente, his mother was with the kid in the stands,” Betinho said in a recent interview for the player’s institute. “I saw that kid running around and he caught my attention. He already had agility and coordination. Of course he was very, very thin too. Then he started doing some tricks with the ball, tricks that a normal kid would never do. I was shocked.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


first_imgPirlo backing Juventus move for Arsenal midfielder Ramseyby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAndrea Pirlo is backing Juventus’ move for Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.The Wales international is being linked with a Bosman move to Juve.And Pirlo believes the Welshman would be an ‘excellent’ signing for the Bianconeri.“Ramsey would be a great buy,” he told Sky Sport Italia.“Juventus are preparing to pull off another excellent deal. He’s a good player and he could do very well.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img


first_imgTerry Beckner Jr. tears up as he commits to Mizzou.Five-star defensive tackle Terry Beckner Jr. is an imposing figure, standing 6-foot-4 and weighing 293 pounds. Beckner possesses an impressive physical stature but showed an equally powerful emotional side as he broke down in tears this morning before announcing his decision to sign with Missouri. Beckner hails from East St. Louis, Ill., a city that has been hit hard by poverty and crime. It’s awesome seeing how much this moment meant for Beckner and the family members that surrounded him. Good luck to the young man as he stays local.last_img


first_imgtyvis powell and cardale jones pose for selfie at spring game.Twitter/@Landgrant33Cardale Jones and Tyvis Powell are extremely close, to the point where Powell often refers to the big quarterback as his “son.” They are also well known for pulling pranks on one another and cracking jokes at the other’s expense. During today’s Ohio State spring game, the Powell got the best of Jones, intercepting a pass. Jones, who is wearing a non-contact jersey, put a lick on Powell after the pick, but Powell definitely gets the best of his friend with the celebration, where he pretended to take a selfie with him.TYVIS POWELL FAKE SELFIE CELEBRATION DOT MP4 pic.twitter.com/6tqSrmdytk— Land-Grant Holy Land (@Landgrant33) April 18, 2015Jones and Powell are two of the most entertaining players in college football, and they also happen to be among the best on a team that is favored to repeat as national champions. Expect to see more of their comedic stylings as we head towards the 2015 season.last_img read more

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