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first_img By Andy Eubank – Sep 30, 2013 SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Indiana Soybean Harvest Edges Past Corn Harvest Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Soybean Harvest Edges Past Corn Harvest Mild weather and little rain allowed more farmers to begin harvesting corn and soybeans across the state, according to the Indiana Field Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Harvesting of soybeans jumped slightly ahead of corn this week, with the corn harvest running about one week behind the 5-year average, as some farmers are giving corn more time to dry down. The fourth cutting of hay has begun or will begin shortly, with reports of hay in good condition. Winter wheat planting has also started in some parts of the state, and fall tillage and chemical applications are underway in fields that are open.FIELD CROPS REPORTThere were 6.2 days suitable for field work during the week. Ninety-five percent of the corn acreage is in the dent stage compared with 100 percent last year and 95 percent for the 5-year average. Sixty-six percent of the corn acreage is mature compared with 90 percent last year and 68 percent for the 5-year average. Thirteen percent of the corn crop has been harvested compared with 34 percent last year and 22 percent for the 5-year average. By area 72 percent of the corn crop is mature in the north, 63 percent in the central region, and 61 percent in the south. Corn condition is rated 65 percent good to excellent compared with 11 percent last year at this time. Moisture content of harvested corn is averaging about 23 percent.Eighty percent of the soybean acreage is shedding leaves compared with 87 percent last year and 79 percent for the 5-year average. Sixteen percent of the soybean acreage has been harvested compared to 17 percent last year and 19 percent for the 5-year average. By area 86 percent of the soybean acreage is shedding leaves in the north, 84 percent in the central region, and 65 percent in the south. Soybean condition is now rated 60 percent good to excellent compared with 29 percent last year. Moisture content of harvested soybeans is averaging about 13 percent.LIVESTOCK, PASTURE AND RANGE REPORTLivestock were in mostly good condition due to the relatively mild temperatures. Pasture condition was rated 26 percent good to excellent compared with 24 percent last year at this time.Source: NASS Previous articleUSDA Pegs Corn and Soybean Stocks Down 17 Percent from Year AgoNext articleFFA Sees Membership Increase Andy Eubanklast_img read more

first_img Receive email alerts to go further Reporters Without Borders condemns the muzzling of the press in Cameroon, where three journalists are currently held on defamation charges, and calls on the government to decriminalize media offences.The latest to be detained is Guy Nsigué, a sports reporter for the Mboafootball.com website and Radio Sport Info, who was arrested on 21 October by men from the defence ministry, which is also the headquarters of Cameroon’s Gendarmerie.Zacharie Ndiomo, the editor of the bimonthly Le Zénith, who has been held since 13 October, was transferred on 21 October to Yaoundé’s Kondengui prison after appearing before a prosecutor. Amungwa Tanyi Nicodemus, the editor of the weekly The Monitor, has been in a prison in the northwestern city of Bamenda since 29 March.“These three cases highlight the contradictions of a government that portrays itself as democratic while imprisoning the Fourth Estate,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk.“Detaining journalists for defamation violates not only their personal rights but also freedom of information in general, because it leads to self-censorship. We urge the authorities to free Nsigué, Ndiomo and Nicodemus without further delay.”Arrested outside the defence ministry after being lured there by a source, Nsigué is currently being held by the gendarmerie for an article accusing Joseph Owona, the head of the Cameroonian Football Federation’s “normalization committee,” of embezzlement.Ndiomo was arrested as a result of a libel suit by finance ministry chief of staff Urbain Ebang Mve over an article in Le Zénith’s latest issue claiming that Mve was about to be jailed for illicit enrichment. Ndiomo’s wife says she has not been allowed to visit him or give him his medicine since his transfer to Kodengui prison.Nicodemus was sentenced to four months in prison and 10 million CFA francs (15,000 euros) in damages on 10 March over a series of article in The Monitor about alleged corrupt practices at the Cameroon Co-operative Credit Union League. He is still detained because he cannot afford to pay the damages, which exceed the limit set by the penal code.These arrests and Nicodemus’ conviction all violate Cameroon’s laws. Under article 305 of the penal code, the maximum penalty for defamation is six months in prison and damages of 2 million CFA francs (3,000 euros). Furthermore, under article 218 of the code of criminal procedure, defendants who have a known address can be placed in pre-trial detention only if they are charged with a serious crime.Ironically, Cameroon is to host a seminar on the decriminalization of media offences that is being organized in Yaoundé on 29-30 October by the Central African Union of Media and Communications Syndicates and Professionals (USYPAC).Cameroon is ranked 131st out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom Index.(photo: Kondengui central prison, Yaoundé) News News News Follow the news on Cameroon Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case May 19, 2021 Find out more Organisation center_img Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court RSF_en May 31, 2021 Find out more CameroonAfrica April 23, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information October 23, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three journalists held in several defamation cases CameroonAfrica last_img read more

first_imgEducation Minister Joe McHugh has given the go-ahead for a school extension at Robertson National School, Stranorlar.A new permanent classroom will be built to replace a prefab at the 66-pupil school, along with two Special Education Teaching rooms and a fully accessible special needs bathroom.Minister Joe McHugh made the announcement during a visit to the Robertson NS on Friday 21st June. Joe McHugh, TD, Minister for Education and Skills opens the newly refurbished playground at the Robertson National School, Stranorlar annual end of year event with the 6th Year Graduaton Cereomny. Photo Clive WassonThe Minister was attending an end of year event with 6th class graduation ceremony. He also officially opened the newly refurbished climbing frame and playground.Parents, pupils, staff and Board of Management were present to hear the announcement that the Minister had given the go ahead for the much-needed school extension.Joanne Rafferty, Tusla, Joe McHugh, TD, Minister for Education and Skills and Brian Bovaird Principal with borthers Eoin, Brógán and Daithí who received full attendance certificates at the Robertson National School, Stranorlar annual end of year event with the 6th Year Graduaton Cereomny. Photo Clive WassonJoanne Rafferty, Tusla, Brian Bovaird, Principal , Joe McHugh, TD, Minister for Education and Skills, Bonnie Oliver, Chairperson, BOM, Fintan Keating, St Marys Stranorlar, Principal and Fadhil Mistafa at the Robertson National School, Stranorlar annual end of year event with the 6th Year Graduaton Cereomny. Photo Clive WassonPrincipal Brian Bovaird commented on the announcement: “We are absolutely delighted with the announcement today. Our school has grown in pupil numbers in recent years and there will be 66 pupils enrolled in the coming school year, the school accommodation simply isn’t large enough to cater for these increased number of pupils.“We have 5 teachers, with two of them sharing a very small Principal’s office and a group of 26 infants using a very small prefab. Today’s announcement will provide the accommodation that pupils and staff deserve. We are very grateful for the approval by Minister McHugh today – he really is delivering for Donegal!” Clive Wasson was on hand to capture photos on the momentous day for the school:Students try out the new playground at the Robertson National School, Stranorlar annual end of year event with the 6th Year Graduaton Cereomny. Photo Clive WassonJoe McHugh, TD, Minister for Education and Skills speaking at the Robertson National School, Stranorlar annual end of year event with the 6th Year Graduaton Cereomny. Photo Clive WassonStudents perfroming at the Robertson National School, Stranorlar annual end of year event with the 6th Year Graduaton Cereomny. Photo Clive WassonGuests at the Robertson National School, Stranorlar annual end of year event with the 6th Year Graduaton Cereomny. Photo Photo Clive WassonBrian Bovaird, Principal at the Robertson National School, Stranorlar annual end of year event with the 6th Year Graduaton Cereomny. Photo Clive Wasson6th Years students with their teachers at the Robertson National School, Stranorlar annual end of year event with the 6th Year Graduaton Cereomny. Back from left are Laura Gallagher, Cheryl MacBeth, Kathleen McGinty, Brian Bovaird, Principal and Ms Callaghan. Front students Ava, Kelsey Kyra, Lorcan and Cameron. Photo Clive WassonJoe McHugh, TD, Minister for Education and Skills planting a tree at the Robertson National School, Stranorlar annual end of year event with the 6th Year Graduaton Cereomny. Photo Clive WassonMinister gives green light for Robertson NS extension – Picture Special was last modified: June 25th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img27 May 2011India’s Suzlon Energy has signed a deal with African Clean Energy Developments (ACED) for the supply and construction of up to 200 wind turbines for the Cookhouse Wind Energy Facility in the Eastern Cape, for an undisclosed sum.The facility, which covers over 9 000 hectares and is located about 150km north-east of Port Elizabeth, is one of South Africa’s leading renewable energy projects, having received permission from the Department of Environmental Affairs in May 2010 for the erection of up to 200 wind turbines.The initial deal is 76 of Suzlon’s S88 series 2 Megawatt turbines, with an option to acquire 124 Turbines.“We at Suzlon are delighted to be supporting what is arguably the lead project in South Africa in terms of quality and development timelines,” Suzlon South Africa CEO Silas Zimu said in a statement this week. “The Cookhouse facility will not only provide clean and green energy, but also create many jobs and make a major contribution to local economic development.”Power purchase agreementThe contract is conditional to the Cookhouse Wind Energy Facility successfully securing a power purchase agreement under the South African REFIT (Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff) procurement process, due to commence in the coming months.Based on current expectations, installation is expected to commence in late 2011 or early 2012.African Clean Energy Developments is a joint venture between African Infrastructure Investment Managers (a company held by Old Mutual Investment Group and Macquarie Capital) and AFPOC Limited.Significant BEE participationACED is working closely with its partner, the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa, and with its appointed mandated lead arrangers, Standard Bank and Nedbank, to finalise a financing package which will include a significant portion of broad-based black economic empowerment (BEE) ownership.“African Clean Energy Developments, along with its key stakeholders, are pleased to be working with Suzlon Energy Limited on our flagship South African project, the Cookhouse Wind Energy Facility,” said ACED managing director Thomas Donnelly.“Suzlon has demonstrated a clear commitment to the South African market, and to local economic development and job creation, two key objectives of the Cookhouse Wind Energy Facility.”Emerging markets experienceSuzlon Group MD Tulsi Tanti said that as a rapidly growing economy, South Africa was a very important market for the company, and that they were excited to bring to the table their vast emerging markets experience gained from countries like India, China, Brazil and others.“The country has immense wind energy resources and the government of the Republic of South Africa has demonstrated praiseworthy vision and leadership to exploit this abundant renewable resource to power the nation’s growth,” Tanti said.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Alaska survives skidding Blackwater for 4th straight win “It’s a dream come true. Every fighter dreams to have this title,” he said, before reiterating that he shares the glory with the whole country. “One more time: This is not mine. This is ours. This is a product of teamwork. It’s not just about ‘Gravity,’ it’s about the people who cheer, who believed, and who watch on their TVs because they all helped this sport grow to what it is today.”Geje Eustaquio reiterates that the ONE Interim Flyweight Championship isn’t just his. “It’s ours,” he said. @ONEChampionship pic.twitter.com/URPfFEeukU— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) January 26, 2018 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ “If he’s ready, I’m ready. Rock and roll, let’s go,” he said.New ONE Interim Flyweight Champion Geje Eustaquio says that he’s ready to face current Flyweight Champion Adriano Moraes anytime. “Rock and roll,” he said. @ONEChampionship pic.twitter.com/UdB2Knoqr6FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) January 26, 2018 ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy PLAY LIST 01:27ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight00:50Trending 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 It was a different Eustaquio who entered the cage on Friday as the Team Lakay veteran was in control of the match for the full five rounds and showed tremendous poise in times when his Kazakh foe put him in dangerous situations.And all of that is a testament to his stringent training going to his rematch with Akhmetov, improving every facet of his game to avenge his split decision loss in Jakarta last September.Aside from his usual training in the Team Lakay Gym in Benguet, Eustaquio also worked on his wrestling under coach Ali Heydarabadi and developed his jiu-jitsu, making the victory over the former ONE Flyweight Champion indisputable this time out.“Coach Mark (Sangiao) always makes sure that every time I win or lose, I learn,” he said.That’s why Eustaquio is positive that the next time he and Moraes cross paths, it will be a different story compared to their first clash back in September 2014 in Phnom Penh, where the Brazilian bet won the vacant flyweight title he submitted the Filipino challenger with a guillotine choke in the second round.ADVERTISEMENT ONE Flyweight Champion Adriano Moraes and ONE Interim Flyweight Champion Geje Eustaquio face off. Photo from ONE Championship.New ONE Interim Flyweight Champion Geje Eustaquio is ready to move on after proving his doubters wrong with his unanimous decision win over Kairat Akhmetov in the main event of ONE: Global Superheroes on Friday.The 28-year-old had no second thoughts when asked if he’s ready to unify the titles against current champion Adriano Moraes in a potential mega-match in the near future.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers View commentslast_img read more

first_img Twitter Read more Washington DC team to enter Major League Rugby ‘no later’ than 2020 Scotland rugby union team Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Facebook Reuse this content AJ MacGinty breaks to set up what would be the USA’s winning try. Photograph: David Gibson/Fotosport/REX/Shutterstock HR McMaster on rugby: ‘The warrior ethos is what a good team has’ After another MacGinty penalty, Scotland hooker George Turner scored a try – his fourth in his last two tests after a hat-trick against Canada – which gave his team a 21-6 lead. The Worcester hooker Joe Taufete’e’s first try immediately before half-time kept the USA in the match at 24-13 and the hooker scored again to make it 24-20 at the start of the second spell.The US hit the front for the first time, 30-24, with Germishuys’ try with 20 minutes to go. After an exchange of kicks, MacGinty made a break and linked with the flanker who scored.The Eagles found themselves mainly on defense through the last quarter but kept Scotland at bay until Fife dived over out wide. There was elation when Kinghorn’s kick faded wide of the posts, giving the USA its first win over a major rugby power. US sports Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Support The Guardian Read more USA rugby union team Share on Messenger Rugby union Share on Twitter Share on Facebook The Eagles, now coached by former Worcester coach Gary Gold, took the lead for the first time with a try to the flanker Hanco Germishuys in the 60th minute. Germishuys plays professionally elsewhere in Texas, for Austin Elite in the new Major League Rugby competition. MLR players and those based overseas made this the most experienced Eagles team in the pro era, and a tough challenge for a Scotland team missing – though not entirely without – its established stars.Eagles’ fans had their hearts in their mouths on a hot Houston night as the US, leading 30-24, repelled wave after wave of Scottish attacks in the final quarter. There was hope the home team had secured victory as they led by six points when the full-time siren sounded.Dougie Fife scored an injury time try but Blair Kinghorn missed the conversion from out wide. Scotland had won all five previous Tests between the nations.Scotland came into the test in confident mood after a 48-10 win over Canada but aware the USA would pose much stiffer opposition after Americas Rugby Championship wins over and Argentina XV, Canada, Chile, Brazil and Uruguay and a heavy win over Russia in their first June international.Coach Gregor Townsend made 12 changes to his lineup, handing debuts to George Horne and Matt Fagerson and giving Jamie Bhatti, Lewis Carmichael, Luke Hamilton, Adam Hastings and George Turner their first starts. Full-back and double British Lion Stuart Hogg was captain for the first time, in his 61st Test. Topics Pinterest Scotland made a dream start when Kinghorn touched down after only two minutes and converted his own try for a 7-0 lead. The USA fly-half AJ MacGinty – employed by Sale in England – narrowed the lead with a penalty before Scotland went further ahead with a penalty try. Horne was denied a try on debut by a high tackle by the Eagles’ Toulon No8 Samu Manoa, who was sent to the sin-bin and Scotland led 14-3. news … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Since you’re here… The USA rallied from 21-6 down in the first half and 24-13 at half-time to grab their first win over any tier-one international team, by a single point in a thriller.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: According to a survey conducted by the Centre, Bengal has ranked second only after Gujarat in the ease of doing business. Rajasthan and Haryana jointly occupy the third spot. Bengal had ranked 10th in 2018.The Centre will check the financial reforms that have been carried out by the Bengal government in the past few years. The senior officials, however, are confident that the Centre will not be able to spot any discrepancies in the claims made by the state government. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe Centre is giving special importance to the rank given by the World Bank in terms of foreign investment. In 2015, India’s rank was 142 while in the next three years it got elevated to the ranks of 130, 100 and 77 respectively. The Centre wants India to occupy its position among the first 50 countries and with the improvement in position, the possibility of foreign investment in India will also shoot up. To reach the achievement it is mandatory for the states to perform well and improve their business investments. The Centre has decided to hold competitions among the states in terms of possible investment destinations. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayInitially, it had fixed the last date for the evaluation of the states to be March 31, 2019, but later, it was extended to August 14. It was learnt that the Centre has expressed satisfaction over the Bengal government’s initiative to bring about administrative transparency and e-governance. It may be mentioned that after coming to power in 2011, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced a slew of measures to improve the investment scenario in Bengal which included the banning of industrial strikes and protests. This resulted in bringing loss of man-days to zero. The state government also set up a land bank from where industrialists can buy plots at market price. The improved law and order situation has also helped to woo the investors. The state government has constructed two convention centres at New Town and in the coastal town of Digha. The Biswa Bangla Convention Centre in New Town is the biggest of its kind in the country. The Dighashree Bengal International Convention Centre was inaugurated by Mamata Banerjee last week. The state government holds the Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) to woo investors all over the world. The next edition of the BGBS will be held in 2021. Bengal is coming up as a major IT hub in the country. The state government has allotted 200 acres of land at New Town where IT parks will come up. Infosys has already started construction of its office complex on 50 acres of land and Wipro is also coming soon. At the Bantala Leather Complex, the tannery units are likely to generate jobs for 6 lakh people. The MSME industries have given a major boost to the state’s economy. Along with industry, the state government has also laid considerable emphasis on horticulture, floriculture and fish culture to help the rural folk become financially strong.last_img read more

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – For the Democrats the San Diego County Supervisor race is a top priority to get a voice in our county government. It is historically, and still is, dominated by five Republicans.KUSI’s Steve Bosh has the details. Steve Bosh, Posted: October 2, 2018 The Latest: San Diego County Supervisor race October 2, 2018 Steve Bosh Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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