How Colin Kaepernick became a player in a Minnesota congressional race

first_imgColin Kaepernick can’t get signed to play quarterback in the NFL, but he has become a player in a congressional race in Minnesota.Last week Donald Trump injected himself into the 1st Congressional District race being contested by GOP candidate Jim Hagedorn and Democrat Jim Feehan (Republican incumbent Tim Walz is vacating the seat to run for governor). Speaking in support of Hagedorn, Trump told the crowd in Rochester, among other things, “We are standing proudly for our national anthem.”Even …last_img read more

Planning early is a key to effective on-farm research

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Dusty Sonnenberg, CCA, Ohio Field LeaderMost Ohio farmers will agree that 2019 will go down in the history books as a year with tremendous variability. For those who conduct on-farm research, variability is one thing they attempt to reduce. One way to help reduce variability is to have a plan before you go to the field. A plan that is designed to have multiple replications of the various components can give you options.“If you have a plan, you will be more likely to implement it when you go to the field,” said Elizabeth Hawkins, OSU Extension, Agronomic Systems Field Specialist. “If changes need to be made due to changing conditions, you will be more likely to have options available that allow you to maintain the integrity of the research and not compromise the reliability of the results.”Elizabeth Hawkins, OSU Extension Agronomic Systems Field SpecialistHawkins feels that learning what works in different years is critical.“I am excited about the 2019 research, and the potential of what we can learn in what may become a new normal with the changing environmental conditions,” she said.Challenging conditions can result in very useful data with the proper plan.“As our weather variability continues into the future, data in unique years can be even more valuable as we can compare it to similar challenging years. This will be more true as heavy, infrequent, unpredictable weather events continue,” said Eric Richer, OSU Extension educator in Fulton County. “Even if farmers are doing on-farm research for their own purposes, the more replications they have planned, the better the results will be. I tell farmers there should be a minimum of four replications, and actually recommend six replications if possible so that if a couple are compromised, there are still a sufficient number available to gather the data from.”In some cases, there is value in “data cleaning” when doing the final analysis.“If you start your on-farm research plan with a randomized complete block design, it allows for weather occurrences and other unforeseen factors. Exceptions can be made when data cleaning and those exceptions can be thrown out,” Richer said.Factors that can compromise the on-farm research include everything from planter or sprayer mechanical error, to intense weather events, to yield monitor calibration issues, to unknown field or plot physical factors such as compaction zones.“Compaction is a huge issue this year,” Hawkins said. “Precision U will have a session on Jan. 8, 2020 focusing specifically on mitigating the compaction issue.”Precision U is a program hosted by The Ohio State University and the Digital Ag Team to help farmers make better management decisions. This specific program will help those in attendance learn how to minimize compaction and maximize soil productivity.One tip that Hawkins gives all farmers, regardless of the level of research they are conducting is to calibrate their equipment.“Accurately calibrating equipment is very important in reducing variability,” she said. “Farmers need to calibrate for the different scenarios they may encounter.”Taking good notes throughout the season is also important.“Making notes of any replant that had to be done, or marking any drowned-out spots, noting patterns observed during harvest, anything that a farmer observes that stands out will be useful when cleaning-up the data,” she said. “Often the replants and drowned out spots can be ‘clipped-out’ to prevent bias in the data.”Hawkins reminds farmers that the OSU Extension Digital Ag Team and County agriculture educators are available and willing to help both in planning on-farm research trials prior to when the season begins, and also can help make suggestions to clean up the data once harvest is complete.last_img read more

Alisson says Liverpool has to win every game

first_imgThe Brazilian goalkeeper believes the only way the Reds can become champions at the end of the season is by winning everything and not looking back.Liverpool is currently in the first place of the English Premier League standings.The Reds are three points ahead, with 62 points, of current champions Manchester City.But for the team’s goalkeeper, Brazilian footballer Alisson, the only way to win the competition is by winning all of the matches.“We have to be prepared to fight everything,” Alisson said to“All the adverse circumstances that come our way.”“I believe our team is on the right track. Now we do not have much room for hesitation. If we want to be champions, we have to win everything from now on,” he added.“I believe we had glimpses into the game. Some moments of insecurity.”Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“We started ahead. [But] from the moment we started to miss some passes – some silly passes that we are not used to missing – I think the team lost a little confidence in the match. I think the opposing team also gained confidence,” he explained.“We have confidence,” Alisson’s compatriot Fabinho added.“We enjoyed a brilliant December, which was almost perfect, but now we have had this dip.”“It is difficult to explain why this has happened. I believe that now teams who play against us sit very deep. We need to do things a little differently and maybe we aren’t doing this – we are unable to find the spaces,” Fabinho said.“Often, we want to go through the middle and it is difficult against physically strong and defensive teams. We need to find solutions and in these past few games we haven’t.”Alisson Becker on Instagram.— LFC Round Up (@LFCroundup) January 30, 2019last_img read more

Did You Know That Dr Martin Luther King Jr Won A GRAMMY

first_img Did You Know That Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Won A GRAMMY? In addition to being nominated three times, the civil rights leader posthumously won for Best Spoken Word Recording in 1971 for “Why I Oppose The War In Vietnam”Rachel BrodskyGRAMMYs Jan 21, 2019 – 8:42 am Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is as instantly recognizable in American history as a public figure can be. The civil rights leader, who singlehandedly challenged ingrained racial barriers in the United States through peaceful protest, earned a number of accolades in his too-short life, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and, the following year, the American Liberties Medallion by the American Jewish Committee (among others). Among his many, many awards is even a GRAMMY: Dr. King postumously won for Best Spoken Word Recording at the 13th GRAMMY Awards in 1971 for “Why I Oppose The War In Vietnam.”Not only that, but Dr. King was nominated two other times: once at the 11th GRAMMY Awards in 1969 for Best Spoken Word Recording (I Have A Dream), and prior to that in 1964 at the 6th GRAMMY Awards, for Best Documentary, Spoken Word Or Drama Recording (Other Than Comedy) for “We Shall Overcome (The March On Washington…August 28, 1963).”In honor of Dr. King and his mission, which we observe on Martin Luther King Day, let’s revisit his GRAMMY-nominated (and winning!) works. At The 6th Annual GRAMMY Awards…​In the early ’60s, Dr. King earned his first GRAMMY nod for We Shall Overcome (The March On Washington…August 28, 1963), which was up for Best Documentary, Spoken Word Or Drama Recording (Other Than Comedy).The authorized radio broadcast captured more than 250,000 people marching on Washington, D.C. in peaceful protest against racial segregation and for equal rights legislation. It featured performances from folk heroes Joan Baez, Odetta, Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul & Mary and Marian Anderson. It also captured Dr. King’s now world-renowned “I Have A Dream” speech, where he famously called for racial and economic justice, as well as a general end to racism in the United States.At The 11th Annual GRAMMY Awards…One year after his assasination, the Recording Academy again recognized Dr. King with a Best Spoken Word Recording nomination. As opposed to the early ’60s radio broadcast recording mentioned above, this nomination recognized a newer recording distributed by 20th Century Fox Records called Have A Dream: The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968, with the subtitle reading, “The original address from the March on Washington, August 28, 1963.” According to Discogs, King is the only advertised name on the album jacket, but co-organizer A. Phillip Randolph and fellow civil rights activists Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, John Lewis, Whitney M. Young, Jr. and Roy Wilkins are also featured on the recording.  Facebook News NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Apr 23, 2018 – 5:54 pm Reflecting On The Message Of Dr. King With Music Email At The 13th Annual GRAMMY Awards…When Dr. King postumously won a GRAMMY in 1971, it was Best Spoken Word Recording for “Why I Oppose The War In Vietnam.” He gave the famous speech at the Riverside Church in New York City in the spring of 1967, one year before he was assassinated. “We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values,” King said in his GRAMMY-winning sermon. “We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing oriented society to a person oriented society, when machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered. A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our past and present policies…true compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar, it comes to see that an edifice that produces beggars needs restructuring.”As you can no doubt tell, revisiting King’s teachings on peace and race equality are a vital part of how society will continue to evolve, even decades later. Have a happy and healthy Martin Luther King Day, and find out who’ll take home GRAMMY gold this year when the 61st GRAMMY Awards air on Sunday, Feb. 10 on CBS.  Read more Twitter Did You Know That Martin Luther King Won A GRAMMY? did-you-know-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-won-grammylast_img read more

Waiting for an EV charger sucks but Hyundai has a concept that

first_img Share your voice One of the problems with owning an electric vehicle is trying to charge it away from your home. It’s not that chargers aren’t getting pretty common, but rather that since electric vehicles have gotten increasingly popular, space at chargers can be tough to find. Compound that with people’s tendency to leave their car while it’s charging and it’s easy to understand EV owners’ frustration.Hyundai and Kia think that they have a viable solution to that. The two sister companies debuted a video on Thursday that shows a vehicle using both wireless vehicle charging technology and Hyundai’s Automated Valet Parking System (AVPS) to maximize efficiency at the charging station without needing a human to monitor the situation.The system works first by parking a wireless EV charging-capable car over a charge pad. Computers monitor its state of charge and when it reaches a predetermined level, the AVPS takes over, moving the car to a vacant parking spot elsewhere in the garage. The next car in the queue waiting to charge then automatically takes its space, and the process repeats.While it’s just a concept for now, Hyundai did state that it plans to roll this technology out when Level 4 autonomous capability is available in its vehicles, which it predicts will happen sometime in 2025. Is that a long wait for parking convenience? Yep, but parking convenience is some of the very best convenience, don’t you think? The 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric is a fun EV with a solid driving range Tags 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 51 Photos 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealouscenter_img 4 Auto Tech Electric Cars More From Roadshow Comments Hyundai Kia Self-driving cars Hyundai Self-driving cars Kialast_img read more

StanChart warns errant Indian defaulters of tough action Report

first_imgStandard Chartered Plc Chief Executive Bill Winters warned its errant Indian borrowers that it would get “very aggressive” if they did not cooperate with the bank, the Economic Times newspaper reported on Friday.Standard Chartered’s India unit, which was one of the most profitable markets for the Asia-focussed bank a few years ago, has seen a sharp spike in loan losses in the last couple of years, denting its global balance sheet.”If they are transparent with us, direct with us, if they are doing everything they can to improve their business but also protect us, we will sit (with) those clients every time,” Winters told the newspaper in an interview.”If we have a client that is not transparent or has different interests that they are clearly prioritising above ours, then we will be very aggressive,” he was quoted as saying by the daily.Standard Chartered last month named Zarin Daruwala, a senior banker at India’s ICICI Bank, as the new chief executive of its India operations, as the British bank looks to halt rising losses on loans in the country.The bank’s loan impairment in India in the first half of this year rose to $483 million, up from $56 million in the same period last year, Standard Chartered said in an earnings presentation this month.Winters told the Economic Times the bank had overextended itself and had made mistakes by not following proper lending practices. He cited instances of giving unsecured loans and of loans to the holding company rather than the operational unit.”I think in the quest for growth we compromised on a lot of different fronts.”last_img read more

Man found dead in Comilla

first_imgAn elderly man was found dead in a water body adjacent to Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Bijoypur area of Sadar Dakhshin upazila of Comilla on Friday night, reports news agency UNB.The deceased was identified as Abdul Malek, 70, son of late Ansar Ali, a resident of Kismat village in Bijoypur union.Nazrul Islam, officer-in-charge of Sadar Dakhshin Police Station, said that Malek went missing on 12 August after he went out from the house along with his cattle for grazing it.The following day, his family members filed a general diary.Locals spotted his body in the water body at night and informed police.Later, police recovered the body and sent it to Comilla Medical College Hospital for an autopsy.last_img read more

Pope due on 30 Nov

first_imgPope Francis speaks as he leads a special mass to mark the new World Day of the Poor in Saint Peter`s Basilica at the Vatican, 19 November, 2017. Photo: ReutersPope Francis, the 266th and current Pope of the Catholic Church will arrive in Bangladesh on 30 November on a 3-day visit here, said UNB news agency.The committee formed on the occasion of the arrival of the pope, revealed the information at a press conference on Tuesday at city’s Archbishop House.UNB reports adds: The pope will also visit Myanmar before coming to Bangladesh from 27-30 November. The visit to Myanmar will be the first by any pope to the country. Pope John Paul II visited Bangladesh in 1986.Addressing the press conference, chief coordinator of the executive committee Arch Bishop Sharat Francis Gomes said it’s a matter of great pride and honour for Bangladesh that the pope is coming to the country.Replying to a question, Catholic Archbishop of Dhaka Cardinal Patrick D’Rozario said the pope may talk about the Rohingya people. “Nationally we can hope that he will talk about the issue as his massage will spread across the world very fast.”The pope has already appealed for the Rohingya people’s protection several times, he added.The pope has sent a video message of greetings for the people of Bangladesh before his arrival.In the video message, the pope said, “I come as a minister of Gospel of Jesus Christ, to proclaim its message of reconciliation, forgiveness and peace.””We are living at a time when religious believers and people of good will everywhere are called to foster mutual understanding and respect and to support each other as members of our own human family,” he said adding, “I especially look forward to meeting with the religious leaders in Ramna.”After a welcome ceremony at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on 30 November, Pope Francis will pay homage to Bangladesh’s martyrs and the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.He will make a courtesy visit to the president and address the diplomatic corps after that.On 1 December, the Pope will address a public mass, meet prime minister Sheikh Hasina, the country’s bishops and representatives of various religions and Christian churches.On 2 December, before flying back, the Pope will make a private visit to the Tejgaon Mother Theresa House and meet youths at Notre Dame Collage in the city.Caritas Bangladesh former executive director Alo D’Rozario, among others present at the press conference.last_img

Its a boy for Harry and Meghan

first_img <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, visit the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji, October 24, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble/PoolBritain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, visit the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji, October 24, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble/Pool Prince Harry Duke of Sussex has just announced that the Duchess of Sussex has given birth to a boy. The baby is eighth in line to the throne. Both parents had opted not to know the gender of the baby and the birth of a son was a surprise to both.Prince Harry said they were both “absolutely thrilled” and thanked the public for their support during the pregnancy. Prince Harry was by his wife’s side throughout labour.The duke added they were still thinking about names.WhatsApplast_img read more