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Planting Forecast: Not Much of a Silver Lining in Those Rain…

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – May 27, 2017 There is a Memorial Day weekend tradition in Indiana: planting crops while listening to the Indy 500 race on the tractor radio. For much of Indiana, that is not going to happen this year. HAT chief meteorologist Ryan Martin says the next few days will be more wet than dry. “Wet as we start off the period with significant rains for the first two days of the holiday weekend,” he stated. “The second of two waves from this event moves through Sunday, and that will bring two-day rain totals at .5”-1.5” with coverage at 80%. Rains Sunday will not be lighter or have lower coverage than Saturday rains…this will just be an all-out rain event for most of the state.” SHARE Home News Feed Planting Forecast: Not Much of a Silver Lining in Those Rain Clouds Planting Forecast: Not Much of a Silver Lining in Those Rain Clouds Facebook Twitter Previous articleCorn Replant Considerations 2017Next articleConsumers Want the Meat, Just Not the Animal Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Bishop of Raphoe responds to death of Eugene Greene

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Facebook Google+ Google+ Previous articleTwo men charged over Donegal mans death in USNext articleTorrential rain causes localised flooding in North West News Highland Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – March 6, 2019 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsAppcenter_img Bishop of Raphoe responds to death of Eugene Greene Twitter The Bishop of Raphoe has expressed his profound sorrow and shame at the abuse Eugene Greene perpetrated on innocent children.It comes after it emerged yesterday that the convicted paedophile and former priest had passed away.Greene was jailed for sexually abusing 26 boys in Co Donegal between 1965 and 1992.He had served with the Kiltegan Brothers in Nigeria for 10 years before returning to the diocese of Raphoe where he served in a number of parishes, predominantly in West Donegal.In a statement Bishop Alan McGuckian said the death of Eugene Greene has reopened the hurt of those whom he violated, their loving families and communities across the Diocese of Raphoe.Bishop McGuckian confirmed that on 26th February An Garda Síochána informed the diocese that Greene had died last November in Cork and until then, they were unaware of his death.Greene was jailed in 1999, serving 9 years of a 12 year sentence. Since his release from prison in 2008 the diocese has not known his whereabouts.Greene was dismissed from the clerical state in November 2004.Bishop McGuckian says once the diocese was made aware of Greene’s death, Tusla was immediately informed.He concluded by saying that while honouring the wish of survivors who may not want to be contacted by the Church he wishes to offer his support and invitation to meet with anyone who has suffered abuse. WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Chile Asks For More Time To De-Mine Bolivian Border

first_imgBy Dialogo July 30, 2009 Chile has asked to extend by two years a deadline for the removal of landmines it planted on its border with Bolivia in the 1970s, according to Bolivia’s defense minister cited in the media. The clearing of the thousands of devices would be complete in 2014 instead of 2012 under the proposed “moratorium,” Defense Minister Walker San Miguel was quoted as saying by the daily La Razon. He did not say whether Bolivia would accept the request. Chile began the process of clearing the landmines in 2005 under the terms of a Mine Ban Treaty it signed in 1997. Chile sowed the mines during a period of tension with Bolivia, which had sought and failed in the 1970s to regain access to the Pacific Ocean. Bolivia, a poor landlocked nation, lost sea access during an 1879-1904 war with Chile.last_img read more

Chiefs bounce Kootenay Ice at B.C. Hockey Major Midget Showcase weekend

first_imgThe Kootenay Ice lost its sixth straight game Sunday at the B.C. Hockey Major Midget Showcase weekend in Langley.The Vancouver Northeast Chiefs put some serious hurt on the Kootenay boys, pounding the Ice 9-1. The Chiefs scored led 4-1 after two periods before putting the game away by scoring five times in the third.Nelson’s Nolan Percival scored the only goal for Kootenay.Grayson Reitmeier of  Nakusp and Brendan Smith of Nelson assisted. The Langley Events Centre will also host the second BC Major Midget League Showcase Weekend January 19-20, 2013. The Ice return to action this weekend with trip to Prince George to face the Cougars. The All Star Game is set for January 18 also at the Langley Events Centre.center_img The next home action for Kootenay is October 27-28 at the Cominco Arena in Trail against Thompson Blazers. Saturday, the Chiefs won the opening tilt of the two-game series 5-1.Brandon Sookro of South Slocan scored the only goal for Kootenay in the first period. Percival and Kyle Hope of Trails assisted on Sookro’s power play marker.Harrison Whitlock of Fruitvale and Adam Maida of Nelson split the netminding duties for Kootenay.The Ice currently sit in last placein BCMMHL standings. The Showcase Weekend gave scouts, family and friends the opportunity to watch 10 of the 11 teams Major Midget League in action.last_img read more

Sharks’ Joe Pavelski returns for Game 7 vs. Avalanche

first_imgSAN JOSE — With their season on the line, the Sharks got captain Joe Pavelski back for Game 7 of their second round series against the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday at SAP Center.It’s Pavelski’s first game since April 23 when he suffered a concussion and a cut to his head after the back of his helmet slammed against the ice in Game 7 of the Sharks’ first round series against the Vegas Golden Knights.Pavelski started the game on a line with Tomas Hertl and Evander Kane, as Sharks coach Pete …last_img

South African nation brand amongst top 50 most globally competitive nations

first_imgJohannesburg, Wednesday 18 November 2015 – Brand South Africa, in partnership with the Business Report, today released the results of South Africa’s performance in the 2015 Anholt Nation Brand Index.South Africa ranks 38 of 50 countries assessed in this index.Although South Africa has dropped one place – from 37 in 2014 to 38 in 2015 – the country’s overall reputation score has improved 0.17 points from 2014. In addition, South Africa has improved on the pillars of people and tourism and held steady on the pillars of exports and governance.Reflecting on South Africa’s performance in the Nation Brand Index, CEO Kingsley Makhubela said, “South Africans can be proud of our country’s performance in a range of indices in the past year. The Global Competitiveness Index produced by the World Economic Forum ranks us 49 amongst 140 countries and number 2 in Africa. The Mo Ibrahim Index on African Governance places us at number 4 amongst 54 countries on the continent and now, the Nation Brand Index places us at number 38 of 50 countries. A country’s reputation is collectively built by each citizen and Brand South Africa salutes you for your efforts to build a globally competitive country with a positive reputation.”“There is however work to be done to improve in certain areas of our competitiveness and the National Development Plan must guide national efforts to achieve this. Improvements will impact positively on the reputation of and perceptions about South Africa. Brand South Africa urges all citizens to become part of this endevour.”“In addition and despite South Africa’s drop in the area of investment and immigration according to the Nation Brand Index, South Africa registered an FDI inflow of US$3.31 billion between January 2015 to July 2015 which resulted in the creation of 5 037 jobs. According to the Department of Trade and Industry, FDI is being attracted into knowledge intensive sectors like: software and information technology services; business services; financial services communications; and industrial machinery, equipment and tools. This bodes well for the South African economy. It is also significant to recognise that despite global FDI falling by 16% in 2014, South Africa was able to attract over R140 billion in the 2013/14 financial year. This is almost double the amount of FDI in 2012.”The Nation Brand Index recognises amongst South Africa’s strengths, sports – particularly football, pristine landscape, and game reserves. Participants in the survey also indicated that the citizens of South Africa are amongst our biggest attribute being described as, amongst others, desirable friends, good employees, hardworking and skilful. The Nation Brand Index is the result of 20,342 interviews in 20 countries.Notes to the EditorAbout the Nation Brand IndexThe NBI measures the reputation of the Nation Brand on six elements, being: Governance; Exports; Tourism; People; Culture; Investment & Immigration. Through a series of sub-indicators the nation’s performance on each pillar is assessed through the study. Importantly the range of indicators tested through the research clearly illustrates the fact the nation brand’s reputation is shaped by anything from perceptions of people and culture, to the quality of exports and the governance profile of the country. This means that the ‘making’ of the nation’s global reputation depends on perceptions created by actions taken in multiple sectors spanning government, business, civil-society, and generally speaking the people of the country.The NBI MethodologyThe 2015 NBISM survey has been conducted in 20 major developed and developing countries that play important and diverse roles in international relations, trade and the flow of business, cultural and tourism activities. Given the increasing global role played by developing countries, the survey strives to represent regional balance as well as balance between high-income and middle-income countries.The core 20 panel countries are:• Western Europe/North America: The U.S., Canada, the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden• Central and Eastern Europe: Russia, Poland, Turkey• Asia-Pacific: Japan, China, India, South Korea, Australia• Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico• Middle East/Africa: Egypt, South AfricaIn all, 20,342 interviews have been conducted with at least 1,000 interviews per country for the 2015 NBISM survey. Adults age 18 or over who are online are interviewed in each country. Using the most up-to-date online population parameters, the achieved sample in each country has been weighted to reflect key demographic characteristics such as age, gender, and education of the 2015 online population in that country. Additionally, in the U.S, the UK, South Africa, India, and Brazil, race/ethnicity has been used for sample balancing. The report reflects the views and opinions of online populations in these 20 countries – citizens who are connected to the world. Fieldwork was conducted from July 9th to July 27th, 2015.NBISM measures the image of 50 nations. In each panel country the list of 50 nations is randomly assigned to respondents, each of whom (except Egypt) rates 25 nations, resulting in each nation getting approximately 500 ratings per panel country. In Egypt, where respondents are not as familiar and experienced with online surveys, survey length is reduced, resulting in each nation getting approximately 200 ratings.About Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Tsabeng NthiteTel: +27 11 712 5061Mobile: +27 (0) 76 371 6810Email:[email protected] www.brandsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

Jeremy Lin’s big 4th quarter leads Hawks past Wizards, 118-110

first_imgLacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ LATEST STORIES Lin’s outburst included a dribble fake that sent Thomas Satoransky falling backward, leaving Lin open for a jumper and a 103-93 lead. He added a layup on Atlanta’s next possession.“I didn’t know he was going to pull all those tricks out of his bag tonight,” teammate John Collins said. “But we definitely appreciated everything he gave us.”Seven players scored in double figures to help the last-place Hawks (7-23) stop a three-game skid. Collins had 20 points and 13 rebounds, Trae Young scored 19 and Dewayne Dedmon added 13 points and 10 boards.Beal said the Wizards took the Hawks too lightly less than two weeks after a 131-117 win in Atlanta.“Tonight it was just a matter of effort,” he explained. “We thought it was going to be an easy game and they whipped our (butt), plain and simple.”ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trevor Ariza started at forward and scored 19 points in his return to the Wizards. Beal grabbed 10 rebounds.Kevin Huerter’s 3-pointer pushed Atlanta’s lead to 113-98. Ariza hit two late 3s to cut it to 116-109, but the Wizards never made another serious threat.The Hawks outscored Washington 36-28 in the final period.Wall, coming off his 40 points and 14 assists in a 128-110 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night, missed each of his six shots in the first half. He finished with 15 points.“Couldn’t get in a rhythm,” Wall said. “They called so many fouls I couldn’t even play.”The Hawks scored the first 10 points and didn’t give up the lead until Washington opened the second half with six straight points, including Wall’s first on a short jumper to tie it at 58. Wall’s assist set up Thomas Bryant’s go-ahead basket for the Wizards’ first lead.TIP-INSWizards: F Otto Porter Jr. (right knee) missed his fourth straight game. … F Markieff Morris had seven points and was not listed on the team’s injury report after leaving the win over the Lakers with a neck issue. … C Dwight Howard, an Atlanta native and resident, was with the team for his first road game since back surgery last month. He said he will continue his rehab in Atlanta.Hawks: Collins had another productive game after averaging 22.7 points and 12.4 rebounds in his previous seven. … G Kent Bazemore was fined $10,000 for throwing the ball into the stands and receiving a technical foul in Sunday’s loss at Brooklyn. He had 13 points.BACK IN THE DISTRICT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening The veteran guard scored 12 of his 16 points in the final period and the Hawks overcame Bradley Beal’s 29 points for a 118-110 victory over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night.The Hawks outscored the Wizards 71-52 in the first and last quarters combined.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“I thought it was one of our best defensive games,” Lin said. “That gives you a chance.”Wall, scoreless as Washington trailed throughout the first half, had 10 points in the third period as the Wizards pulled even at 82 entering the fourth.center_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue 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 SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Nuggets win 7th straight at home by beating Mavs Jeremy Lin #7 of the Atlanta Hawks drives against Markieff Morris #5 of the Washington Wizards at State Farm Arena on December 18, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFPATLANTA— Jeremy Lin and the Atlanta Hawks expected John Wall’s inevitable scoring burst that came in the third quarter.Lin had an even stronger response in the fourth.ADVERTISEMENT The 33-year-old Ariza was acquired from the Phoenix Suns for forward Kelly Oubre Jr. and guard Austin Rivers in a trade announced Monday. Ariza played for Washington during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons.WELCOME BACK IIThere was another Washington reunion. Wizards guard Chasson Randle, waived on Nov. 12, was re-signed to a one-year deal and had seven points. Randle filled the roster spot that opened with the trade for Ariza.ROAD WOESThe Wizards fell to 4-13 away from Washington. They are 8-6 at home. “I don’t know. I can’t pinpoint it,” Beal said.WHISTLE STOPWall finished with five fouls. Morris fouled out and Satoransky also had five fouls. Overall, officials called 61 fouls, including 32 on the Wizards.UP NEXTWizards: Play at Houston on Wednesday night.Hawks: Play at New York on Friday night. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

2014 Trans Tasman Series – Live!

first_imgAll nine games of the 2014 Trans Tasman Series will be live streamed to the Touch Football Australia YouTube channel. For the first time, you will be able to view every minute of the series that will be held at the Glen Willow Regional Sports Stadium in Mudgee live!To view the games, please click on the following links: Game One – Friday, 25 April 20143.30pm – Mixed Open Game One – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa2KzHPt92s 4.45pm – Women’s Open Game One – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUNRiow6JV8 6.00pm – Men’s Open Game One – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKRN_MCCT-I Game Two – Saturday, 26 April 20141.00pm – Mixed Open Game Two – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBbEv7F35Ug 2.15pm – Women’s Open Game Two – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEgSGNxhAVw 3.30pm – Men’s Open Game Two – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-QWCrAwVWs Game Three – Sunday, 27 April 201412.00pm – Mixed Open Game Three – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu0GjULvuww 1.15pm – Women’s Open Game Three – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaVU9mGCNds 2.30pm – Men’s Open Game Three – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW7lC3CPFIc Stay tuned to the Touch Football Australia YouTube channel for all of the latest highlights from the series as well – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus. Keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2014 Trans Tasman Series: Website – www.touchfootball.com.au Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (#transtasman2014) Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia YouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus Related LinksTrans Tasman Live!last_img read more

Is the increasingly assertive Xi the same man Trudeau met last year

first_imgThe setting must have looked familiar to Justin Trudeau as he returned to a gleaming state guesthouse in Beijing for talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, his second visit in 15 months.This time, however, the prime minister found himself sitting across from a far more dominant ruler of the Asian superpower.Xi’s progression since his last meeting with Trudeau has meaningful implications for Canada, experts argue — particularly as Ottawa navigates the risks of closer ties with Xi’s increasingly assertive China.In recent months, the ambitious Xi has significantly tightened his grip on the leadership to become China’s most powerful figure in decades.Xi solidified his position during the ruling Communist Party’s congress in October when his name and policies were formally enshrined into the party’s constitution. The change has elevated him to a status shared only by China’s core Communist leaders, Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin.Ahead of the congress, The Economist magazine had already dubbed Xi “the world’s most powerful man.”Enter Trudeau, who met with Xi in China for the first time since September 2016. Since then, their governments have been engaged in exploratory talks on a free-trade agreement.On the one hand, Canada sees vast opportunity in forging a deeper business relationship with China, the world’s second-largest economy.On the flip side, Trudeau is constantly under pressure to transmit Canadian concerns to Chinese leaders over the country’s record on human rights and its rule of law. Before Tuesday’s meeting, Trudeau insisted he wouldn’t hesitate to raise Canada’s unease about China directly with Xi.This time, however, experts believe Trudeau’s words have likely had a tougher time getting through.“I do think that Mr. Trudeau is probably meeting a different Xi — a Xi who is much more confident and who is much more dismissive of accommodating the concerns of the West,” said Charles Burton, a political science professor at Brock University and a former Canadian diplomat.Indeed, Burton said he believes Trudeau’s visit this week has already shown signs of China’s self-assured shift.Earlier this week, the two sides announced they were not ready to move beyond the current phase of exploratory trade talks — despite China’s growing impatience to launch formal negotiations with Canada.Trudeau has been pushing for a progressive trade deal with China that would address issues such as gender equality, the environment and labour rights.It’s not yet clear just how unwelcome Canada’s proposed progressive chapters were in Beijing, but experts called it unlikely Xi’s group would consider entertaining them.Hongying Wang, a political science professor from University of Waterloo, said Xi has already left his mark on China’s governance structure, leading it away from the collective approach of the country’s past towards a more autocratic, top-down style.“It’s a matter of principle, I think, for the Canadian government to state its position — I guess the challenge is how do you state your position without completely cutting off any hopes of a good trade relationship? It’s a very hard balance,” Wang said.“I really don’t think he’s someone anyone can press into something he doesn’t want to do.”Diana Fu, an expert in Asian politics from the University of Toronto, said Xi’s emergence means Trudeau will have to continue approaching the Chinese president “carefully and tactfully” because he’s shown he won’t bow to foreign powers.“Any negotiations with the Xi administration will have to consider how to deal with not a rising China, but a risen one — this makes it more difficult than perhaps any other … talks previously,” Fu wrote in an email.“How do you convince the Canadian public that potential economic benefits of free trade offsets concern over diametrically opposing values?”Canada, however, continues to be of interest to Xi’s China.While the two countries have yet to become major trading partners, Canada offers many possibilities, particularly when it comes to agriculture, clean technology and education.“I think Canada is a very desirable partner and certainly a very important ally of the U.S. that China would like to win some support from, because China has always seen the U.S. as this potential rival,” Wang said.“Maybe China doesn’t see Canada as very important yet, (but) the potential is definitely there.”Canada is clearly trying to woo China as well: John McCallum, Canada’s ambassador to China, said he met Xi within 24 hours of presenting his credentials earlier this year.Expecting to meet a “scary” leader, McCallum instead came away with a much different impression, saying he was “taken aback in a positive way” by Xi.Make no mistake, however: on the world stage, Xi is overseeing an expanding Chinese presence, hoping to step into the global void created by a retreating United States under Donald Trump.Xi has also pushed a more aggressive military presence in the South China Sea with the construction of artificial islands over the objections from nearby neighbouring countries. He’s built up China’s navy and has opened the country’s first foreign military base in Djibouti.His most ambitious project is the massive “One Belt, One Road” initiative that will involve spending hundreds of billions of dollars for infrastructure along a corridor spanning more than 60 countries. The injection of Chinese capital along the route will allow China to buy influence in those countries, numerous analysts have said.last_img read more

Australia files WTO complaint against Canadian wine sales measures

first_imgTORONTO – Australia has filed a complaint about Canada’s rules around wine sales with the World Trade Organization.The complaint filed Friday argues that Canada’s distribution, licensing and sales measures discriminate against imported wine.It targets product mark-ups, market access and listing policies used in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.The complaint acts as a request for a consultation between the two countries in an effort to avoid litigation.If the matter is not resolved in 60 days, a panel can be brought in to adjudicate the case.The complaint comes two years after Australia pressed Canada to lower trade barriers on the wine industry like it had done for the European Union.last_img

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