Chelsea’s Under-21 side began their Premier League campaign with a 0-0 draw against Manchester City at Brentford’s Griffin Park.Blues striker Patrick Bamford missed an early chance to open the scoring before testing Eirik Johansen with a rasping 25-yard shot the City keeper did well to keep out.At the other end, Jamal Blackman produced good saves to deny Marco Lopes and Albert Henshall.Bamford, fit again after injury, was replaced by Thorgan Hazard during a second half in which Lucas Piazon went close for Chelsea.A low cross from Hazard then led to City’s Reece Wabara almost scoring a late own goal, before Billy Clifford came within inches of breaking the deadlock.Clifford raced on to Hazard’s clever back-heel and was unlucky to see his delicate chip over Johansen hit the bar.Click here for the Wigan v Chelsea quizSee also:Chelsea Under-21 boss hails new set-upChelsea starlet tipped to shine – with help from TorresThorgan Hazard makes loan moveFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseDon Boehm of Findlay was named the 2019 CCA of the Year by the Ohio Certified Crop Adviser Program at the Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference in Ada yesterday.Boehm now serves as the crop protection manager at Legacy Farmers Cooperative with more than 30 years of crop advising experience and service in the Hancock County area. He is currently responsible for weed management recommendations, soil sampling and scouting, and implementation strategies for the 4R principles at Legacy, which was among the first facilities certified in the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program. Throughout his career he has been involved with sales, management and direct work with farmers in his role as a CCA. Boehm has also worked to implement new technology for farmer customers and on his own farm.“The thing that has been the most rewarding to me is that God has blessed us with the opportunity to farm. So I get to use a lot of these same things I talk about on my own operation. I have learned a lot on my farm to help educate others. It has been a great experience,” Boehm said. “For our own operation we bought a strip-till unit last fall. For the first time we have strip-tilled our nutrients below ground. We are trying to do the things we know are beneficial. Legacy Farmers Cooperative has been one of the key partners for the 4Rs. We just do a lot of things to be sure we are good stewards. We pride ourselves that with what we do, the ground we work with is better tomorrow than it is today.”Boehm also heads up the Ohio AgriBusiness Association’s agronomy subcommittee and serves on the industry education planning committee.“Don leads the agronomy employees at Legacy to get their CCAs and follow good recommendations and practices,” said David Wurm, who nominated Boehm for the award. “He practices what he preaches — implementing nitrogen and phosphorus efficiency practices on his own farm.”Sponsored by the Ohio CCA Program, the state award recognizes an individual who is highly motivated, delivers exceptional customer service for farmer clients in nutrient management, soil and water management, integrated pest management, and crop production, and has contributed substantially to the exchange of ideas and the transfer of agronomic knowledge within the agricultural industry in Ohio.As CCA of the Year, Boehm received a plaque and a $1,500 cash award, courtesy of the Ohio Association Independent Crop Consultants, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Nutrien. Other recent honorees include: John Fritz, The Andersons, Inc.; Timothy Berning, Precision Agri Services, Inc.; Matthew VanTillburg, VanTillburg Farms; and Chuck Gates, Seed Consultants Inc.“Don represents the very best of Ohio CCAs,” said Logan Haake, chairman of the Ohio CCA board. “We are proud to add his name to the list of CCAs of the Year, as one of our longest serving Ohio CCAs.”To view the full list of past award recipients, visit oaba.net/cca_award. For more information about the Ohio CCA Program, visit oaba.net/cca.
ReadWrite celebrates its 10th anniversary on Saturday, April 20, 2013. For the occasion, we’re running a series of articles looking back—and looking forward.Ten years ago, I published the first post on this weblog. Entitled simply “The Read/Write Web,” it was a manifesto of sorts. The first era of the Web, from the 1990s to the early 2000s, had been largely read-only. It was stuck in the old broadcast model: professionals published the content, the rest of us merely read it.But in 2002 and 2003, I could sense that a sea change was near. Tools were being developed that empowered everyone—including me—to publish to the Web.“The goal now is to convert the Web into a two-way system,” I wrote in that debut post. “Ordinary people should be able to write to the Web, just as easily as they can browse and read it.”ReadWrite’s Predictive PowersWell, that goal was well and truly achieved! While nobody could have predicted in 2003 the scale of innovation that would occur, I’m proud that over the years ReadWrite did predict many technologies that people take for granted today.For example, I remember writing a lot about the Web Office over the first five years of this blog. In our end-of-year predictions post in 2006, I wrote: “The consumerization of the enterprise trend will start to infiltrate corporate IT, in the form of Web-based office apps and more collaborative systems.” Scan your typical office in 2013 and you will see Google Docs, corporate versions of Twitter, Evernote Business, and many more applications that came from the consumer world.Also look at the rise of Amazon Web Services, a cloud-computing platform from the online retailer that was well ahead of its time and which we wrote about extensively (mostly thanks to Alex Iskold, one of our earliest feature writers).Our 2006 predictions post stated:“We also think there will be moves toward an Amazon-like web services stack from other players, particularly Google. For example Google may want to catch up with Amazon’s S3 – EC2 services. And where Google goes, you can expect Microsoft to go too.”Since 2006, not only have Google and Microsoft created cloud-computing platforms, but so have Apple, Oracle, HP, Rackspace and many other companies.I’m also proud that ReadWrite wrote about some trends long before they became popular. For example, The Internet of Things—when real-world objects get connected to the Internet. ReadWrite was the only tech blog exploring that trend back in 2009, when only a few brave developers and startups were building consumer products. Fast forward to 2013 and the market for Internet-connected cars, thermostats, security systems, watches and other real-world objects is thriving.A Decade of Astounding InnovationIn April 2003, I was an unknown 31-year old website manager from New Zealand, about as far away from Silicon Valley as you can get. I may not have been in the right place, but I was certainly at the right time. Over the next ten years, I got to explore and help chronicle the emergence of first the Social Web (2003-2005), then the Mobile Web (2007-2008)—arguably the two biggest waves of technology innovation over the past decade.ReadWrite has witnessed—and written about—the creation of many revolutionary technologies:MySpace, the first mass-market social network, launched in August 2003.Flickr, which became the leading photo-sharing website of the era, launched in February 2004.Facebook launched to Harvard students in February 2004 and eventually opened to the wider public in September 2006.YouTube, the video-sharing phenomenon, opened as a beta site in May 2005.Twitter was created in 2006 and had its first tipping point in March 2007 at SXSW.The iPhone was unveiled by Steve Jobs in January 2007.Google announced its open-source mobile operating system, Android, in November 2007.Apple launched the App Store in July 2008.The first Android phone, the HTC Dream, was released in October 2008.The iPad was released in April 2010.Google+ launched in June 2011.Here’s To The Next Decade!When I started ReadWrite in 2003, the Web was primarily about what was happening on your home computer. And as outlined above, a lot of innovation happened in that era of the Web—Flickr, YouTube, Facebook and more.But today, the Internet is everywhere. As Owen Thomas wrote in his introductory post as ReadWrite’s new editor-in-chief, the Internet is now in our pockets, on our bodies, scattered around the physical world. So I’m thrilled that the blog I founded will chronicle this new era of the Read/Write Web—a world where everything is read/write.Photo composite by Madeleine Weiss. richard macmanus Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#ReadWrite#Richard MacManus#RW10#ten
With a recent Supreme Court order triggering panic among forest dwellers over possible eviction, Odisha’s Dongria Kondh tribals have resolved to resist any attempt to force them out.The tribe shot into the limelight for their successful resistance against the Vedanta Group’s plan to mine bauxite in the ecologically and mineral-rich Niyamgiri hill range. The Dongria Kondh are currently holding their annual ‘Niyamraja festival’ on the picturesque hilltop of Niyamgiri. The issue of possible eviction of tribals, whose applications for regularisation under the Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006, had been rejected, came up for discussion at the festival.The Dongria Kondh’s habitations dot the Niyamgiri hills in Kalahandi and Rayagada districts.As per official records of the distribution of titles under FRA, 562 claims were received from 591 households under the Kutia Kandh Development Agency, Lanjigarh. Gram Sabhas had approved all 562. However, 310 claims involving 313.80 acres were approved by the District Level Committee and certificate of titles were distributed. Under Dongria Kondh Development Agency, Chatikona and Dongria Kondh Development Agency, Parsoli, of 2,126 applications, Gram Sabhas approved 1,895. All applications were approved by DLC and certificates involving 3,088 acres of land were distributed. The rights sought by the Dongria Kondh have not been met, says Niyamgiri Surakshya Samiti, and it fears that the government might push its mining agenda in the future.
CFB Playoff.Campus Insiders has released their bowl projections for the 2016 season and they don’t have a team from the conference making the College Football Playoff. CI has 12 ACC teams making bowl games (if you include Notre Dame) – Clemson, Louisville, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Florida State, Pittsburgh, Miami, Syracuse, Georgia Tech, Duke, Virginia Tech, NC State.Here are their full projections: NC State in the St. Petersburg Bowl vs. TempleVirginia Tech in the Quick Lane Bowl vs. NorthwesternDuke in the Camping World Independence Bowl vs. Mississippi StateGeorgia Tech in the Military Bowl vs. CincinnatiSyracuse in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl vs. NebraskaMiami in the Russell Athletic Bowl vs. Oklahoma StatePittsburgh in the Birmingham Bowl vs. MissouriFlorida State in the Belk Bowl vs. South CarolinaNotre Dame in the Hyundai Sun Bowl vs. ArizonaNorth Carolina in the TaxSlayer Bowl vs. FloridaLouisville in the Capital One Bowl vs. AlabamaClemson in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl vs. HoustonAgree with their projections? You can see the full projections here.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced he will be holding a hunger summit in 2013 – a big win for the thousands of Save the Children supporters who have joined the Race Against Hunger campaign.The meeting will follow on from the hunger summit Mr Cameron held on the last day of the Olympics which delivered progress in the tackling the global malnutrition crisis.Every year more than 2 million children die because they don’t get enough of the right food.Since the Olympic Hunger Summit Save the Children and its supporters have been urging the Prime Minister to keep tackling hunger at the top of the global agenda in 2013.Historic opportunityToday’s announcement is a big step to meeting that goal and Save the Children chief executive, Justin Forsyth, warmly welcomed the move: “David Cameron’s leadership will help transform the lives of millions of children. 2013 is an historic opportunity to launch the biggest push against hunger in history.’He added: “Malnutrition is the silent killer of 2.3 million children each year, yet it is entirely preventable. With high food prices more children’s lives are at risk and urgent action is required.’No child goes hungry“Putting hunger and malnutrition at the top of the global agenda while Britain holds the Presidency of the G8, will be a crucial step in ensuring that no child goes hungry and every child gets a fair chance in life.’“We hope this summit galvanises support for helping those children who desperately need help, while taking action on the drivers of high food prices.”Source:Save the Children UK
Advertisement We are truly saddened by the sudden passing of our friend and colleague Wayne Leung. Canadian Stage sends condolences to everyone at @mooneyontheatre, friends and family. https://t.co/A0leHjweaM— Canadian Stage (@canadianstage) July 19, 2019 Advertisement Facebook RIP, @wayleu. I’ll miss your huge smile, your thoughtful criticism and your complete love of the arts.https://t.co/E5UHOm4zDz— Glenn Sumi (@glennsumi) July 19, 2019 Leung, 38, was managing editor at Mooney on Theatre, a popular Toronto theatre website, and over the years he contributed hundreds of well-written, observant reviews to the site. READ MOREREMEMBERING WAYNE LEUNG (1981-2019) MOONEY ON THEATRE’S MANAGING EDITOR 2012-2019Paying tribute to Wayne Leung (1981-2019): passionate theatre advocate and MoT Managing EditorI first met Wayne in 2011 when I interviewed him for the position of Assistant Editor at Mooney on Theatre. I remember sitting across from him with my Managing Editor at the time, Mira Saraf, and feeling like I was interviewing myself. It was an eerie feeling. His philosophies on theatre and business felt like a complete match for mine. Even the examples he used when answering questions often felt like word-for-word matches to ones I’d used in my own interviews for other positions. READ MORE We didn’t know Wayne Leung personally but our interactions with him through @mooneyontheatre were always pleasant and professional. Gone too soon. May he Rest In Peace.— Toronto Queer Theatre Festival (@TQTFest) July 20, 2019 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter We were very saddened to learn of the passing of theatre critic Wayne Leung, managing editor of @mooneyontheatre. We’ll miss him at the opera house. https://t.co/9RdUPf6LIL— Canadian Opera Company (@CanadianOpera) July 19, 2019 Advertisement A real shock to learn of Wayne Leung’s death last night. I always enjoyed chatting with the @mooneyontheatre writer and editor about theatre in various lobbies around Toronto and the few times we had drinks…— J. Kelly Nestruck (@nestruck) July 19, 2019 I didn’t know Wayne Leung personally but certainly booked him into a huge number of shows. Our thoughts go out to our friends at @mooneyontheatre and Wayne’s friends and family.— Tarragon Theatre (@tarragontheatre) July 19, 2019 We are very saddened by the sudden loss of Theatre Critic Wayne Leung and send our sincerest and deepest condolences to the @mooneyontheatre family. https://t.co/y5TBi1pZ6N— Luminato Festival (@Luminato) July 19, 2019 IN MEMORIAM: WAYNE LEUNG, 1981-2019Beloved Toronto theatre critic and champion of diversity always greeted you with an enormous smileWayne Leung, one of the most beloved theatre critics in the city, died earlier this week.“It is with great sadness that I announce the sudden passing of my brother, Wayne Leung, on July 15th from a suspected heart attack,” wrote Leung’s brother Howie on Facebook yesterday. “I am in shock and can’t believe I lost my brother at such a young age.” Login/Register With:
The Fire Centre said that the fire danger rating across much of Northeast B.C. has dropped since last week after the region saw rain and cooler temperatures. Fire Information Officer Amanda Reynolds said that although fire danger ratings have dropped in the region due to recent rainfall and cooler temperatures, the public is strongly encouraged to exercise caution with any outdoor burning or campfire use.Anyone planning to burn a pile larger than two metres high by three metres wide, or conduct a grass burn larger than 0.2 hectares (Category 3 fires), must obtain a burn registration number ahead of time, by calling 1 888 797-1717. A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online: http://ow.ly/znny309kJv5Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a ticket for $1,150, required to pay an administrative penalty of $10,000 or, if convicted in court, fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs. For more information about fire-related fines and penalties, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/wildfirefines PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — The Prince George Fire Centre says that Category 2 fires will once again be permitted this weekend across the entire Fire Centre’s area, including the B.C. Peace Region.Category 2 fires, which consist of fires that are smaller than two metres high and three metres wide, will be allowed as of noon on Saturday, June 2nd. The current prohibition on sky lanterns, burning barrels, binary exploding targets, and fireworks will also be lifted at that time.
As India gears up to safeguard its eastern coast against cyclone Fani, prevention is the reason to prioritise any step in the wake of the approaching cyclonic storm. Prior warning issued by India Meteorological Department puts Odisha on high alert as the storm will approach its coast in a matter of hours, and there is a strong likelihood of the storm to approach the adjoining districts of north-central Andhra Pradesh on May 03. IMD predicts heavy to very heavy rainfall in few places over the coast of Odisha and neighbouring Andhra Pradesh on May 03 and 04 while West Bengal will see light to moderate rainfall in most places and heavy rainfall in isolated places near the coast. This information comes well in time as it can allow adequate safety measures to be put in place. Fishermen are advised against venturing out in the southwest Bay of Bengal at this time. Indian Naval ships at Visakhapatnam and Chennai are put on standby should they need to proceed to the most affected areas to undertake humanitarian aid distress relief work, evacuation, logistic support, and for providing necessary medical aid. The Eastern command of the Navy has thus assumed a high degree of readiness to render requisite assistance. The Bay of Bengal is the birthplace for regional cyclones due to high temperatures, humidity, rainfall, sluggish winds, and a combination of other geographical reasons. Fani is the first tropical cyclone of this season that has developed in this hotbed. As far as natural disasters go, most of them have been precipitated for anthropogenic reasons. Floods happen because of haphazard urbanisation, clouds burst because capitalist development happens with utter disregard for the environment, earthquakes are also not the most inclement of calamities. It is not the geographical process of a sudden violent change brought by nature but the destruction that it causes that makes considering disasters valid. Cyclones cannot be attributed to anthropogenic reasons but cloud seeding is an effective method of mitigating the disastrous impact of a cyclone. Disaster preparedness essentially is a measure of what one can do to avert or mitigate a disaster, not how well rehabilitation happens after disaster strikes.
On any given week during peak soccer season, FiveThirtyEight offers projections for dozens of club soccer matches across the globe. The sheer volume of matches taking place this time of year can be paralyzing. With that in mind, we’ve added a feature to our club soccer predictions that rates upcoming matches on their quality and importance. You can use this page to pick a few good ones to be sure not to miss.This week’s biggest match — rated an overall 96 out of 100 — is today’s Champions League round of 16 first leg between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. This is a bit of a no-brainer — it features Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo leading the second- and third-best teams in the world against each other in a high-stakes clash. But there are some other good matches to watch: Borussia Dortmund and Atalanta — two of the best eight remaining teams in the Europa League — play each other on Thursday in the round of 32. If we dig deeper, Empoli and Parma — two teams fighting for promotion and the league title at the top of a very tight Italian Serie B — play each other Saturday. And Manchester United plays Chelsea on Feb. 25 in the Premier League in what is a pivotal match for Champions League qualification. Here’s how we calculate our match ratings:Quality is simply a measure of how good the teams are. Specifically, it’s the harmonic mean of the two teams’ Soccer Power Index ratings. (We’re using the harmonic mean instead of merely averaging the two ratings because in lopsided matches it limits the impact of very high or low ratings, resulting in a more balanced number.) Because every team has an SPI rating between 0 and 100, our match quality stat also ranges from 0 to 100.Importance is a measure of how much the outcome of the match will affect our forecast for how likely the two teams are to win the league, or be relegated or promoted, among other things. To calculate it, we generate probabilities conditional on each team winning the match and then find the difference between those two possible numbers.We consider different factors depending on which league the match is being played in. For some leagues, our forecasts cover winning the league and qualifying for the Champions League, for example.We take a weighted average of the change in each applicable factor and scale the result to between 0 and 100. All leagues are treated equally when calculating importance, so a match to decide the winner of the Swedish Allsvenskan would rate just as high as a match to decide the winner of the English Premier League.The overall match rating is just the average of quality and importance.Visit our club soccer predictions to explore the ratings of all the upcoming matches yourself.