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Roger Mukasa shines as Uganda snatches victory from the jaws of defeat

first_imgZameer Khan b Mohammed Irfan6151040.00 TeamPlayedWonLost PointsNRR MS Henriksen511503.00 KEY MOMENTS ON THURSDAY Bat and ball.  Roger Mukasa did it with the ball this time round.Uganda ?? 215/8 (50 ov) | Denmark ??129 (29 ov, target: 131) Uganda won by 1 run (D/L) methodKuala Lumpar, Malaysia | THE INDEPENDENT | All was going well for Uganda, having set Denmark 215 and with them crawling towards it at 74/3 off 23.4 overs, when rain interrupted play.At that point, Uganda was ahead by 16 if the rain continued and the Duckworth–Lewis (D/L) method was used. The DL is a mathematical formulation designed to calculate the target score for the team batting second in a limited overs cricket match interrupted by weather.It stopped raining and the DL came into play, giving Denmark a lifeline as they now needed just 57 off 5.2 overs to win the match.It was an uphill task for Uganda to contain the Danes, who even got an appetite for sixes. Bharaj hit one and Said another to add to only one they had got earlier, as they now needed 27 off their last 3 overs. It was soon 11 off the last 2 overs with 5 wickets remaining, and 5 off the last 6 balls.In stepped captain and and Right Arm Off Spinner Roger Mukasa for an amazing spell of bowling, in which four wickets fell as Uganda held on to win by 1 run.The win virtually assures Uganda of one of two top places needed to advance to the ICC World Cricket League Division 3 from Division 4. Uganda Bowling Malaysia4224-0.057 F Achelam WKT b SA Ahmad392822139.28 BatsmenRB4s6sSR Riazat Ali Shah2024112.00 13-1 (S Sesazi, 2.5 ov), 43-2 (RG Mukasa, 10.3 ov), 122-3 (HB Kayondo, 35.2 ov), 129-4 (Mohammed Irfan, 37.2 ov), 130-5 (Riazat Ali Shah, 38.4 ov), 132-6 (D Muhumuza, 39.1 ov), 148-7 (B Masaba, 44.2 ov), 206-8 (F Achelam, 49.2 ov) T Bharaj c F Achelam b Riazat Ali Shah322341139.13 Share on: WhatsApp S Sesazi lbw RB Javed6610100.00 “I thought it would be a very long time before I’d see a finish that would top Nepal’s 51-run last-wicket stand v Canada at WCL D2 in Namibia in February. I still haven’t, but Uganda’s four wickets in the last over defending four runs vs Denmark for a one-run win comes damn close,” said cricket commentator Peter Della Penna after the game.ICC World Cricket League Division 4 standing: Mohammed Irfan c FA Klokker b Anique Uddin380037.50 SA Ahmad b H Ssenyondo7301233.33 27.62 H Ssenyondo to MS Henriksen, 2 runs FA Klokker WKT c H Ssenyondo b D Muhumuza25532047.16 27.4W H Ssenyondo to SA Ahmad, WICKET Uganda Batting HAM Shah CPT c HB Kayondo b K Waiswa37643157.81 H Ssenyondo603015.00 Bermuda4130-0.879 HB Kayondo c SA Ahmad b Anique Uddin51982052.04 6-1 (Zameer Khan, 2.5 ov), 7-2 (JS Henriksen, 3.5 ov), 64-3 (FA Klokker, 21.2 ov), 94-4 (HAM Shah, 25.3 ov), 115-5 (T Bharaj, 26.4 ov), 123-6 (SA Ahmad, 27.4 ov), 127-7 (Anique Uddin, 28.1 ov), 127-8 (RB Javed, 28.2 ov), 128-9 (MS Henriksen, 28.5 ov), 129-10 (Bashir Shah, 28.6 ov) Jersey42240.174 D Muhumuza run out (Zameer Khan/Anique Uddin)0000– Denmark43160.510 Denmark Bowling Fall of wickets RG Mukasa CPT b RB Javed20372054.05 BowlersOMRWEcon Extras (w 9, lb 2)11 28.11W RG Mukasa to Anique Uddin, WICKET RB Javed lbw RG Mukasa01000.00 RB Javed924825.33 RG Mukasa10323.00 BowlersOMRWEcon 28.2W RG Mukasa to RB Javed, WICKET JS Henriksen402506.25 28.41 RG Mukasa to ND Laegsgaard, 1 run ND Laegsgaard1022202.20 Riazat Ali Shah c RB Javed b Bashir Shah05000.00 F Nsubuga NOT OUT120050.00 Bashir Shah run out (F Nsubuga/F Achelam)1100100.00 28.3• RG Mukasa to ND Laegsgaard, no run D Muhumuza20914.50 Mohammed Irfan721612.28 ND Laegsgaard NOT OUT120050.00 K Waiswa NOT OUT371714217.64 27.51 H Ssenyondo to Anique Uddin, 1 run Vanuatu4130-0.866 H Ssenyondo––––– K Waiswa1013113.00 Uganda43161.464 Total (8 wickets, 50 overs)215 MS Henriksen c Mohammed Irfan b RG Mukasa6610100.00 BatsmenRB4s6sSR Extras (w 5, b 2, lb 5)12 Anique Uddin1004424.40 Fall of wickets 28.5W RG Mukasa to MS Henriksen, WICKET JS Henriksen b F Nsubuga04000.00 Total (all out, 29 overs)129 28.61W RG Mukasa to Bashir Shah, WICKET F Nsubuga1012712.70 Upcoming matches:5 May: Denmark v Vanuatu (Kinrara Cricket Oval); Malaysia v Bermuda (Royal Selangor Club); Uganda v Jersey (UKM Cricket Oval)6 May: Final (Kinrara Cricket Oval); 3rd v 4th Playoff (Royal Selangor Club); 5th v 6th Playoff (UKM Cricket Oval) SA Ahmad201919.50 Anique Uddin run out (F Nsubuga/F Achelam)2200100.00 Bashir Shah1004014.00 B Masaba run out (FA Klokker)47994047.47 Denmark Battinglast_img read more

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COVID-19 Update: Florida Surpasses 200,000 Confirmed Cases

first_imgAccording to the Department of Health, there were 200,111 total cases of COVID-19 in Florida as of Saturday morning. The number of cases rose by 10,059 from the previous day.At least 3,832 people have died from COVID-19 in Florida, as 18 new deaths were reported overnight. The youngest death recorded in the state is an 11-year-old boy from Miami-Dade County.Palm Beach County: 16,836 cases-542 deaths-Men: 8,324; Women: 8,313-1,914 hospitalizations-687 new reported cases since Saturday-1 new reported death since SaturdayBroward County: 21,239 cases-412 deaths-Men: 10,273, Women: 10,564-2,333 hospitalizations-1,664 new reported cases since Saturday-3 new reported deaths since Saturday Miami-Dade County: 47,011 cases-1,043 deaths-Men: 23,316, Women: 23,077-4,175 hospitalizations-2,282 new reported cases since Saturday-5 new reported deaths since SaturdayTesting in Florida:-Total Tests: 2,202,095-Positive: 200,011-Negative: 2,000,088-Overall Percentage of Positive Cases: 9.1%last_img read more

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FEMA Opening Reviews Until Sept. 15

first_imgTHE FEDERAL EMERGENCY Management Agency wants to hear from Sandy damaged homeowners not satisfied with their flood insurance claims.“While I’ve seen many of the cases that were adjudicated properly, ” said Roy Wright, deputy associate administrator for FEMA’s federal insurance and mitigation administration, “I’ve seen too many instances where we did not come up with the best answer.”FEMA will accept review requests from dissatisfied insurance policyholders until Sept. 15.“It’s a simple message,” Wright said in a telephone interview from his Washington, D.C. office. “If you believe you were underpaid for any reason after a Sandy flood insurance claim, call us. We want to review that with you.”The National Flood Insurance Program, overseen by Wright’s department, received 144,000 claims in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy in Oct. 2012 from property owners mostly in New Jersey and New York and a few thousand in coastal Connecticut. Some have accepted and are satisfied with their claims, but over the course of time several thousand claimants have gone to court alleging the amount FEMA determined missed the mark. For the remaining number who dispute the federal agency’s assessment, Wright said, “You shouldn’t have to take us to court to get us to this point.”Ted Friedli’s Long Branch home was deemed significantly damaged by Sandy (meaning it was more than 51 percent damaged) and had hoped his flood insurance would cover considerably more of the repairs. “The whole downstairs was completely flooded,” with about four feet of water, he remembered. “The house needed to be gutted completely. We put in new siding, a new roof, and we redid the floor completely.”To rebuild, lift and upgrade his home cost him an estimated $500,000. He received $150,000 from the insurance claim, but in his opinion he was entitled to the full policy amount of $250,000.Friedli has hired a lawyer from a Louisiana firm specializing in flood claims and is seeking to have his case reviewed.The initial process, Friedli said, was “extremely frustrating, extremely time consuming.“I understand why so many people don’t want to open up a flood claim again, because they’re so disappointed to begin again,” he said.FEMA’s steps to review this many claims, possibly as many as 11,300, is unprecedented for the agency, Wright said. “I think what it points out is we clearlyneed to transform this program to be more survivor-centric, more focused on the policy holder,” he acknowledged.“We’re committed to meeting our commitment to give policy holders every dollar they’re owed under their policies,” Wright added.This is one of a series of steps FEMA officials, including Wright, are taking to focus “on how we restore the policy holders’ trust in the program,” he said.Friedli appreciated the opportunity to correct the situation, but advised others to follow his path and retain a lawyer (who in this case will get one- third of the amount). “It’s worth the cost.”FEMA officials said those wanting their claims reviewed should call 866-337-4262 and provide their name and policy number. Policyholders can also go online to www.fema.gov/ hurricane-sandy-nfip-claims to download an application.By John Burtonlast_img read more

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High School field hockey season starts with playday Saturday in Castlegar

first_imgThe exhibition games are the first of the season for the field hockey stars.The L.V. Rogers Bombers play a trio of games Saturday starting at 9 a.m.The Bombers then take to the pitch at 12:15 p.m. before concluding the day with a game at 3 p.m.The B.C. High School AA Field Hockey Championships go November 2-4 in [email protected] While the volleyball players are bump and spike in Trail and Creston, respectively, the field hockey stars of the pitch begin the 2011 B.C. High School season with a playday at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar.last_img read more

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Evan Longoria exits early in Giants’ first win of 2019

first_imgSAN DIEGO–There’s fear and there’s fearlessness and in the Giants’ first win of the 2019 season on Saturday, the club experienced both.After keeping the line moving with an RBI single in the top of the sixth, third baseman Evan Longoria exited the game with a calf injury. The Giants didn’t need any more help from Longoria in their 3-2 win over the Padres, but they did receive a scare when their hottest hitter needed to depart Saturday’s game ahead of schedule.Manager Bruce Bochy said Longoria …last_img read more

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Can Gratitude Be Studied Scientifically?

first_img(Visited 22 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Some psychologists say gratitude improves one’s well being.  But is that a subject for science?According to a report on Science Daily, “Growing Up Grateful Gives Teens Multiple Mental Health Benefits.”  According to a psychologist from University of California, “Increases in gratitude over a four-year period were significantly related to improvements in life satisfaction, happiness, positive attitudes and hope.”For the study, 700 students aged 10 to 14 answered questionnaires, then 4 years later, were surveyed again.  Those categorized as “most grateful” were judged by the researchers as having 13 to 17% more purpose in life, more satisfaction with “life overall,” more happiness and hopefulness, less delinquency, and fewer negative attitudes.The researchers defined “gratefulness” as “having a disposition and moods that enabled them to respond positively to the good people and things in their lives.”  The New York based sample contained a mix of ethnic backgrounds, with 54% girls and (presumably) the rest boys.  The lead researcher, Dr. Giacomo Bono, made sweeping conclusions:“These findings suggest that gratitude may be strongly linked with life-skills such as cooperation, purpose, creativity and persistence and, as such, gratitude is vital resource that parents, teachers and others who work with young people should help youth build up as they grow up,” Bono said. “More gratitude may be precisely what our society needs to raise a generation that is ready to make a difference in the world.“Dr. Bono’s definitions of these qualities are not found in the article, nor is his view on what kind off difference in the world is good to make.Much as you might like to agree with these conclusions, this is another example of useless research done by modern psychopriests trying to justify their existence.  Who are psychologists to tell people about gratitude?  They can’t even define the word.  It’s “the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful,” not a positive disposition.  What do they mean by positive?  Are we talking about electricity, protons versus electrons?  No; gratitude is inextricably bound up with thankfulness.  Thankfulness needs an object: you are thankful to someone who is deserving of appreciation for what they done for you – your parents, your teachers, your God.  It does no good to walk around with positive vibes aimed at nothing; you have to humble yourself and honor the subject of your gratitude with true, heartfelt appreciation.  Can science measure that?In addition, the so-called “science” of psychology lacks the precision expected of science.  How did Dr. Bono calibrate his gratitudometer?  What are the units of happiness?  The research summary is loaded with glittering generalities: ambiguous words like purpose (did not the Colorado killer have a purpose?), creativity (was he not creative as the Joker?), persistence (did he not persist in booby-trapping his apartment?).  All of these touchy-feely words are meaningless without their object: purpose for, creative about, persistence toward.  If the object of the word is evil, the quality becomes an accomplice to evil.  Wouldn’t you rather confront a robber who lacked purpose, creativity and persistence?  As for “ready to make a difference in the world,” Genghis Khan and Saddam Hussein were well qualified.  Science cannot make value judgements when pursuing quantifiable qualities.Another fault is that this study subliminally suggests that parents, teachers, and others who influence teenagers should teach them to be selfish.  How?  The conclusion stressed the personal rewards that the teen will receive from behaving a certain way: have a positive attitude “so that” you can have better health and happiness.  Needless to say, true gratitude is not concerned with self.  Gratitude should be encouraged because it is right, not because it provides health benefits.  Teach teens right ways as a matter of duty, whether or not it makes them happy.  When they learn to love righteousness, humility and thankfulness, any personal happiness they encounter will be fringe benefits; but teens need to be forewarned that doing right is often accompanied by suffering, rejection or strife.  Do right because it’s right.This shows that psychology is as useful to science as a foghorn to an orchestra.  Some psychologists can perform valid work in limited areas that are observable, testable, and repeatable, like learning theory (e.g., what is the best method for memorizing), but even then, the conclusions are often fuzzy and fungible.  You could learn memorization and the other things probably just as well from your parents or grandparents who have honed their conclusions in the furnace of real life experience, not by answering questionnaires from quacks.  When psychopseudoscience tries to raise its voice about moral qualities and values like gratitude and happiness, well; one thing is clear: you’ll enjoy the concert better without the foghorn.So do your duty: invite a psychologist to church, where he/she can learn all about the proper objects of gratitude, purpose, creativity, and persistence.  If the psychologist repents and gives up his/her pretensions, you have gained your brother/sister.last_img read more

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The people of South Africa

first_imgA sculpture in Port Elizabeth commemorating the long queues of South Africans, of all colours, who waited together to vote in the country’s first democratic elections of 1994. (Image: Brand South Africa)• Statistics South Africa+27 12 310 8911 or +27 12 310 [email protected]• Stats SA Distribution Section+27 12 310 8251 or 310 [email protected]• South Africa’s languages • South African EnglishMary AlexanderSouth Africa is a nation of diversity, with nearly 52-million people and a wide variety of cultures, languages and religious beliefs.According to Census 2011, the country’s population stands at 51.77-million, up from the census 2001 count of 44.8-million.Africans are in the majority, making up 79.2% of the population. Coloured and white people each make up 8.9%, the Indian/Asian population 2.5%, and “other” population groups 0.5% of the total.Sections in this article:At a glance Population by provincePopulation groups Languages At a glanceAccording to Statistics South Africa’s Census 2011 data, in 2011 the country’s population was 51 770 560, of which 26 581 769 (51.3%) were female and 25 188 791 (48.7%) were male.Africans are in the majority at just over 41-million, making up 79.2% of the total population. The coloured population is 4 615 401 (8.9%), while there are 4 586 838 (8.9%) whites. The Indian/Asian population stands at 1 286 930 (2.5%).In 2011, “other” was included in the Census, and accounts for 280 454 or 0.5% of the total.Download the highlights of the census count (PDF, 2.28MB)Download the key results (PDF, 1.09MB)SOUTH AFRICA’S POPULATION – CENSUS 2011Population groupNumber% of totalAfrican41 000 93879.2%White4 586 8388.9%Coloured4 615 4018.9%Indian/Asian1 286 9302.5%Other280 4540.5%TOTAL51 770 560100%Population by provinceGauteng, South Africa’s economic powerhouse, is the most populous of the country’s provinces, although it is by far the smallest geographically. Some 12.3-million people live in the province, or 23.7% of the total.It is followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 10.3 million (19.8%), the Eastern Cape with 6.56-million (12.7%), the Western Cape with 5.82-million (11.3%), Limpopo with 5.4-million (10.4%), Mpumalanga with 4.04-million (7.8%), North West with 3.51- million (6.8%), and Free State with 2.75-million (5.3%).Although the Northern Cape is the largest province, at almost a third of South Africa’s land area, it is an arid region with the smallest population – only 1.15-million people, or 2.2% of the total.SOUTH AFRICA’S POPULATION BY PROVINCE – CENSUS 2011ProvincePopulation% of totalEastern Cape6 562 05312.7%Free State2 745 5905.3%Gauteng12 272 26323.7%KwaZulu-Natal10 267 30019.8%Limpopo5 404 86810.4%Mpumalanga4 039 9397.8%Northern Cape1 145 8612.2%North West3 509 9536.8%Western Cape5 822 73411.3%TOTAL51 770 560100%Comparing census data from the three national drives held in 1996, 2001 and 2011, the provincial share of the total population has fallen in the Eastern Cape (from 15.1% in 1996 to 12.7% in 2011). The fastest growing province is the Western Cape, growing by 29% between 2006 and 2011.Gauteng’s population grew by 31% to 12.8-million people by 2011, up from 9.4-million a decade ago. Around 1-million people have moved to Gauteng in the past decade, highlighting the flow of people from rural to urban areas. Only 56% of people living in Gauteng today were born there.There have been three official censuses since South Africa’s first democratic election in 1994, the first in 1996, the second in 2001, and the third conducted in October 2011. The population in 1996 was 40.6-million, increasing by 10.4% to 44.8-million in 2001. The population grew by 15.5%, or almost 7-million people, in the space of 10 years to reach a total of 51.7-million in 2011.Population groupsThe African population is made up of four broad groupings:the Nguni, comprising the Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele and Swazi peoplethe Sotho-Tswana, who include the Southern, Northern and Western Sotho (Tswana people)the Tsongathe VendaWhite South Africans include:the Afrikaners, descendants of Dutch, German and French Huguenot who came to the country from the 17th century onwards.English-speakers, descendants of settlers from the British Isles who came to the country from the late 18th century onwardsImmigrants and descendents of immigrants from the rest of Europe, including Greeks, Portuguese, Eastern European Jews, Hungarians and Germans“Coloured” South Africans (the label is contentious) are a people of mixed lineage descended from slaves brought to the country from various colonial properties in the east, as well as elsewhere in Africa, the indigenous Khoisan who lived in the Cape at the time, indigenous Africans and whites. The majority speak Afrikaans.Khoisan is a term used to describe two separate groups, physically similar in being light-skinned and small in stature. The Khoi, who were called Hottentots by the Europeans, were pastoralists and were effectively annihilated; the San, called Bushmen by the Europeans, were hunter-gatherers. A small San population still lives in South Africa.The majority of South Africa’s Asian population is Indian in origin, many of them descended from indentured workers brought to work on the sugar plantations of what was then Natal in the 19th century. They are largely English-speaking, although many also retain the languages of their origins. There is also a significant group of Chinese South Africans, and a new wave of immigrant Chinese.LanguagesSouth Africa is a multilingual country. Its constitution recognises 11 official languages, to which it guarantees equal status. These are: Afrikaans, English, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, siSwati, Tshivenda and Xitsonga.Besides the official languages, scores of others – African, European, Asian and more – are spoken in South Africa, as the country lies at the crossroads of southern Africa.According to the 2011 census, isiZulu is the most common home language is, spoken by just over 20% of the population. It is followed by isiXhosa at 16%, Afrikaans at 13.5%. and English and Setswana each at 8.2%.The number of people who speak English as a first language has increased by more than 1-million, to 4.9-million people, or 9.6% of the population.Sepedi is the home language of 9.1% of South Africans, followed by Setswana at 8%, Sesotho at 7.6%, and Xitsonga at 4.5%.SOUTH AFRICAN LANGUAGES – CENSUS 2011LanguageNumber of speakers*% of totalAfrikaans6 855 08213.5%English4 892 6239.6%IsiNdebele1 090 2232.1%IsiXhosa8 154 25816%IsiZulu11 587 37422.7%Sepedi4 618 5769.1%Sesotho3 849 5637.6%Setswana4 067 2488%Sign language234 6550.5%SiSwati1 297 0462.5%Tshivenda1 209 3882.4%Xitsonga2 277 1484.5%Other828 2581.6%TOTAL50 961 443100%*Spoken as a home language.Most South Africans are multilingual, able to speak more than one language. English- and Afrikaans-speaking people tend not to have much ability in indigenous languages, but are fairly fluent in each other’s language. A large number of South Africans speak English, which is ubiquitous in official and commercial public life. The country’s other lingua franca is isiZulu.last_img read more

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Considering Crop Options

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy EditorOMAHA (DTN) — With spring rains that won’t cease, farmers will be increasingly pushed over the next few weeks to weigh their prevented-planting options.The angst over planting is also higher for farmers who hedged a percentage of their 2019-20 corn ahead of planting season. Angie Setzer, vice president of grain at Citizens Elevator in Charlotte, Michigan, said farmers should be talking with their buyers about options.“You have got to have communication with your buyer sooner or later,” Setzer said. “So a lot of guys will hesitate and see if it will get better. You always, as a farmer, have an optimistic thought, ‘I’ll just wait it out.’ That’s the worst thing to do because knowing early, and me having a conversation with a grower early, allows me to present a lot of different opportunities.”Setzer added, “If it is keeping you up at night that you are overhedged versus what you have got planted and the reality is you aren’t going to do too much more, then it’s best to have that conversation and rip the Band-Aid off.”Setzer also noted there are a lot of questions about how the new round of Market Facilitation Program payments will influence late-season soybean planting. USDA dealt a wild card into the mix with its announcement last week of a new $14.5 billion Market Facilitation Program for 2019-20 crops that will pay farmers on a county formula based on planted acres.The county payment rate was not released last week when USDA announced the program. USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson last week said the MFP payments would be based on planted acres. The county formula being created for the program will be based on reported planted acres.However, Scott Irwin, an Extension economist at the University of Illinois, noted on Twitter that there are no official details on how the second year of MFP will deal with prevented-planting acres.“I want to see the program in writing before reaching a final conclusion on MFP2 payment for PP (prevented planting),” Irwin tweeted.The disaster aid package tied up in the U.S. House of Representatives provides USDA with $3 billion for crop losses, included on-farm commodities such as those lost in flooding earlier this spring. But the provision also states that money could be used for “crops prevented from planting in 2019.” No more details are mentioned about what that would mean.The disaster bill passed the Senate late last week, but House leaders allowed lawmakers to leave early, thinking they could pass the bill during a pro forma session. Lone Republican congressmen have objected twice now, blocking final passage of the bill each time.“It doesn’t seem right that people impacted by disasters have to wait another week to get help because politicians wanted to leave early for their congressional recess,” Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said on Tuesday as he criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for allowing the House to leave early last week.Grassley said he has not had any discussions about trade aid with USDA officials, but he said he understands why the department is limiting aid to those who plant a crop.“I would assume the aid is based on not being able to export the crop that you grew, so if you didn’t grow the crop, you wouldn’t be hurt by not being able to export,” Grassley told reporters Tuesday. “But I’m willing to listen to anybody that has a different point of view.”Grassley also agreed with comments by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minn., that the new payment plan would drive farmers to plant late soybeans and encourage overproduction.“I agree with that, and since the money isn’t going to go out for a few weeks anyway, I’m not sure I understand why it was important to announce it before maybe two or three weeks from now for the same reason Congressman Peterson said,” Grassley said.Futures prices continue to rise with the planting uncertainty. December corn jumped 17 1/4 cents on Tuesday to close at $4.37 a bushel, and soybeans moved 26 1/4 cents higher for November to close at $8.82 a bushel.USDA’s Crop Progress report on Tuesday showed Illinois corn planting was just 35% complete as of May 26; Michigan corn planting was at 33%; South Dakota was at 25%; and Indiana and Ohio had just 22% of their corn crop in.In a briefing Tuesday, leaders with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers highlighted challenges they are facing with increased rainfall throughout the Missouri River Basin. The Corps is planning to raise releases from Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri River to 70,000 cubic feet per second, which could go higher later this week. Corps officials also were increasing water releases from Kansas and Missouri reservoirs.Soybean planting progress was even worse in many states with just 29% of projected acres planted nationwide.Higher-priced crops may push more farmers to plant late, but that would already be the mindset for most farmers, Setzer said. “I had guys last year planting corn on June 15 at $3.90,” she said. “You want to plant a crop. That’s your desire.”Nebraska, along with most of North Dakota, South Dakota and Kansas, moved past the final prevented planting date for corn on May 25. The deadline is May 31 for Iowa, most of Minnesota and Wisconsin, along with eastern Missouri and a few southeastern counties in North and South Dakota.The Crop Progress report reflects roughly 75% of South Dakota corn acreage likely has shifted in the late-planting season, as well as about 30% of the Kansas corn crop, 37% of North Dakota’s corn acres and just under 20% of Nebraska’s corn acres.Keep in mind that even though the term is “final planting date,” that is the final date for full coverage. The crop insurance protection during the late planting season lowers 1% each day for the next 20 to 25 days, depending on the crop.Farmers who take prevented-planting coverage on a first crop can still plant a second cash crop. For corn, the second crop cannot be planted for 20 days after the final planting date. For soybeans, it’s 25 days after the late-planting period.A second cash crop can be insured if the crop is on the policy, but the indemnity on the first crop falls to 35%, as does the premium on the first crop. Planting a second crop, however, also affects Actual Production History. The APH on the prevented-planting crop falls to 60% of approved APH for those acres. On the second crop, APH is then calculated from the actual production.Farmers who take prevented planting coverage also can plant a cover crop or forage crop, but it cannot be hayed or grazed until Nov. 1.Kevin Ross, vice president of the National Corn Growers Association, who farms near Underwood, Iowa, went into this weekend at about 60% of his crop planted. He didn’t get very far beyond that.“I know there are guys around here, multiple people who have zero crops planted,” Ross said.On calls with fellow NCGA leaders, Ross said he has heard farmers in the Eastern Corn Belt who also continue struggling trying to get crops planted. “I think, in general, guys are going to plant at least five to 10 days after the final planting date,” Ross said. “Most guys want to plant a crop. Most guys want to harvest a crop.”Chris Clayton can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @ChrisClaytonDTN(AG/ES)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Best LittleCo of 2009 & Most Promising for 2010

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market “You can ask Aardvark any question, and it will try to find a person in your extended social circles who knows about that topic and is available to answer at that moment. Aardvark facilitates these conversations through a very polite IM bot, an iPhone app with push notifications, the company’s website, Twitter or email. Instead of broadcasting your question to every one’s stream of information, Aardvark delivers the question only to people who are relevant and available.”Unlike Yahoo Answers or similar services, Aardvark doesn’t keep a repository of frequently asked questions. The service’s mission is to get you current answers from experts in your own social networks. On most days, over 85% of all questions get answered.As we noted in our report, Aardvark’s got an all-star team of engineers from Google and Yahoo and high-profile investors. It’s already cutting deals with major tech brands and is rumored to be on Google’s acquisition list. Whatever happens to the company, the use cases for Aardvark are just beginning to be explored.In short, Aardvark impressed us a lot this year and it made no fewer than 3 of our 2009 best-of lists:Top 10 Consumer Web Apps of 2009Top 10 Real-Time Technologies of 2009Top 10 Startup Products of 2009Aardvark’s iPhone app was also popular with our writers, two of them putting it in their top 5 mobile web applications of the year.Most Promising: Wolfram|AlphaWolfram|Alpha launched in May and ended up making our list of the Top 10 Consumer Products of the year. It was also the most hyped, with the possible exception of Google Wave. Inevitably, Wolfram Research’s “computational knowledge engine” disappointed many who were looking for a Google killer. But Alpha introduced a new paradigm for search engines: Instead of giving you a long list of links, Alpha tries to give users an answer based on information from reputable sources. It also enables users to compute and calculate things off that information.While it isn’t useful for everybody yet, the Wolfram Alpha team has worked hard to expand Alpha’s knowledge. If you are an engineer or scientist, Wolfram Alpha might just be the most useful web app for you. For the rest of us, Alpha’s ability to solve anagrams, aggregate weather data and tell you the distance between two cities proves to be useful, too – although not as useful as the service’s ability to solve complex math problems. Wolfram|Alpha also launched a $50 iPhone application in October. Even though Wolfram Alpha’s web interface is available for free, the company insisted that its mobile application offered enough new features to justify this price. We listed some initial use cases for Wolfram|Alpha in July, but it’s a safe bet to say that the best of this product will be seen in 2010 and beyond. Tags:#2009 in Review#Features#web#Year in Review A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Don’t worry, it’s not Twitter! For our Best LittleCo of 2009, we’ve chosen a small company whose product launched in 2009 and quickly became a leading example of one of the year’s big trends: the real-time web.Our pick for Most Promising is something that could change the way people search on the Web.Last week we announced that Google was our choice for Best BigCo of 2009, due to its product innovation in 2009. Today we’re announcing Best LittleCo and Most Promising Company, as selected by the ReadWriteWeb writers.This is the 6th year we’ve done this and many of the small companies we choose each year go onto much bigger things. Here’s a quick look back at previous winners:In 2008 we chose web office vendor Zoho as Best LittleCo and Brightkite as our Most Promising. Zoho is still competing well above its weight bracket against office software giants like Microsoft and Google. However it’s fair to say that Brightkite hasn’t delivered as much on its promise as we thought it might, due in part to the emergence of Foursquare as ‘the next big thing’ in mobile social networking.In 2007Twitter was Best LittleCo and in a break from tradition we named“the open source movement” as most promising. Twitter, of course, has since gone on to make a huge impact on the Web and media.In 2006YouTube was Best LittleCo and Sharpcast Most Promising. YouTube was acquired by Google in October of that year.In 2005 37Signals was Best LittleCo and Memeorandum (now Techmeme) and Digg were joint Most Promising.In 2004Ludicorp, creators of Flickr, was Best LittleCo and Feedburner Most Promising. Both went on to be acquired, by Yahoo! and Google respectively. Now let’s find out who is ReadWriteWeb’s Best LittleCo of 2009. Then on page 2 we name our Most Promising company for 2010.Best LittleCo of 2009: AardvarkAardvark (our initial review and then a comparison review) is a social search engine that combines artificial intelligence, natural-language processing and presence data to create what the company calls “the real-time Web of people.” The company was founded in 2007, but the product only launched in March 2009 at SXSW. It quickly became one of the companies we point to most when we discuss the Real-Time Web, one of the most significant trends of this year. In our report on the Real-Time Web released in November, we described how it works: If Web 2.0 was about creating data (user generated content, to use the most familiar term for this), then the next generation of the Web is all about using that data. Wolfram|Alpha is premised on using and computing data, so we think it’s a product to watch in 2010.Now let us know your thoughts on our picks for Best LittleCo (Aardvark) and Most Promising (Wolfram|Alpha). richard macmanus Related Posts last_img read more

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Group of immigrants arrested on Imperial Beach shoreline

first_img KUSI Newsroom November 1, 2018 Group of immigrants arrested on Imperial Beach shoreline Posted: November 1, 2018 IMPERIAL BEACH (KUSI) – Eight suspected undocumented immigrants who landed on the beach near Border Field State Park Thursday in a small fishing boat were taken into on suspicion of illegally entering the United States.Lifeguards reported seeing the group on the ocean shoreline near the intersection of Coronado Avenue and Imperial Beach Boulevard about 7:45 a.m., according to the U.S. Border Patrol.Personnel with the federal agency arrived in the area a short time later and arrested seven men and one woman, all believed to be Mexican nationals, USBP Supervisory Agent William Rogers said.The detainees were taken to a nearby Border Patrol station to begin the process of determining whether they will be deported or, possibly, charged criminally, Rogers said. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

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