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Photos: Top 10 moments in Oakland Raiders 42-21 loss to the Tennessee Titans

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.See the top 10 photo moments as the Oakland Raiders lose another game at home.The Titans broke open a 21-21 game at halftime with quarterback Ryan Tannehill and running back Derrick Henry doing as they pleased against an overmatched Raiders defense. The Raiders offense, which kept pace early, sputtered in the third quarter under Derek Carr and even gave up a touchdown when Darren Waller’s sideline fumble was returned …last_img

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Demonstration Farm research hopes to benefit farmers statewide in years ahead

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The word innovative is quick to be used in modern agriculture, but the expression is on full display through a unique program taking place in northwest Ohio’s Blanchard River Watershed, and rightfully so. Active farms and industry-leading producers are taking on the task of demonstrating new conservation techniques there in hopes of finding practices that water quality practices for future use throughout the watershed and statewide.The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service have teamed up with area farmers to undertake the aptly named Demonstration Farms. Several other federal, state, and local partners are helping out with funding the five-year, $1 million effort.Aaron Heilers was recently named project manager for the demonstration farms.“I was contracted with NRCS and Farm Bureau when they formed that partnership about a year ago. They needed somebody to manage that project and be the liaison between the farmers and the agencies,” Heilers said. “Now we’re moving into the implementation of the practices working with outside companies to put in some of the more untried things out there that look like they can have promising results with nutrient loss. My role is to oversee everything involved with the demonstration farms.”The Blanchard River watershed is located in the northwest portion of the state in parts of Putnam, Hancock, Seneca, Wyandot, Hardin, and Allen counties. The demonstration farms are in Hancock and Hardin counties, where practices on Kellogg Farms in Forest, Kurt Farm in Dunkirk and Stateler Farm in McComb are being put to the test.Each farm offers its own challenges and requires different solutions tailored to the land’s specific needs.“Subsurface placement and nutrients is going to be a big one at the Kellogg Farm. They’re a larger scale operation. They’ve got larger equipment and are more technology driven, so they’ve got a big subsurface placement strip-till unit,” Heilers said.Kellogg Farm will also see work on potential fertilizer savings using different methods, timing, and placements of cover crops. Other potential practices will include controlled traffic, conservation tillage, and proper storage facilities for on-site fertilizer and fuel tanks. An abandoned water well that is located within the crop field also will be removed, according to the Ohio Farm Bureau.The influence of livestock on the land is also being examined in the project. The Stateler Farm includes 208 acres in a corn, soybean, and wheat rotation plus a swine wean-to-finish operation.“They’re looking at soil test levels of phosphorous and then making sure that nutrients are at the agronomic rates they need to be applied at and keeping soil test levels in check where they need to be,” Heilers said.Farm Bureau said the site will focus on managing nutrients associated with modern animal agriculture. Other practices to be considered there are intensive soil testing, drainage water management, tile water treatment systems, paired edge of field testing, alternative cropping rotations, and variable rate nutrient placement. An animal mortality composting facility is also being proposed.The Kurt Farm was recently host to the Hardin County “Agricultural conservation, protecting water: Keeping soil and nutrients” field day. Agriculturalists were able to see first hand the kind of unique practices being put to the test at the demonstration farms.“We’re focusing a lot on edge of field practices there,” Heilers said. “The two-stage ditch, the phosphorous removal bed, looking at a woodchip bioreactor — all trying to capture what’s leaving in the subsurface drainage. And then we’re also going to be doing the drainage water management structures at that farm as well.”Kevin King of the USDA Agricultural Research Service is one of the leading researchers working with the demonstration farms. He detailed exactly what research is being done north of Kenton at the Kurt Farm.“We really talked about the edge of field practices — what are farmers actually doing, what’s the role of agriculture in this whole nutrient movement issue that we have in the state,” King said.He was one of the many speakers at the August field day held at the farm.“Farmers are volunteering their lands for us to come out and put instrumentation in to quantify both the phosphorous and the nitrogen that’s moving across both the surface and the tile drainage,” King said. “There are practices that are directionally correct right now, we know they’re things that we can do — such as the 4R’s, drainage water management, cover crops, reduced or no-till — but what we need to do is quantify the impacts of those and that’s what the Ag Research Service is doing.”King said the research is looking to improve on some already good management practices that we’ve seen implemented statewide.“The preliminary data that we’re collecting so far is exciting from an agricultural standpoint. If we look at the recommendations of a 40% reduction in phosphorus, and so we say 60% is allowed. That 60%, if we divide that across all the acres, is roughly a quarter of a pound an acre,” he said. “We are finding that 60% of the producers we work with are already meeting that level. That’s exciting.“Agriculture by in large is doing a good job. We’ve got another 35% that are on the fringes. There are practices that we can do that we have at our disposal right now that will get us to that 35%. And yes we have some issues out there. They’ve started to scale back on that but it’s going to take time to recover those. I think the message is agriculture wants to be a part of the solution. Agriculture will doThis is a two-stage ditch on display with edge of field monitoring equipment on the Kurt Farm in Dunkirk.what they’re told to do — it just needs to be based on sound science. The edge of field research that we’re conducting will point us in that direction.”Two-stage ditching systems also show promise. King noted that once the water leaves the edge of the field, there are still nutrients associated with it. The ditches themselves can help with cycling those nutrients.“One of the methods that we think we have at our disposal is this idea of a two-stage ditch,” King said. “When this landscape was settled, we channelized ditches to move that water off of site as fast as possible. What we’re understanding now is there are things we can do to slow that water down and maybe put certain vegetation on the benches of those ditches that actually will pull nutrients out,” King said. “There’s a study out of Notre Dame with Jennifer Tank where they’ve actually shown the impact of cover crops and the two-stage ditch concept in pulling nutrients out of the system. Not only are we looking at the edge of field, but we also know that once it leaves the edge of field, we have to be able to do things downstream. The practices such as the two-stage ditches are one of the examples of how we can implement something that can pull nutrients that do escape the edge of the field.”The techniques are in-depth, the man-hours are significant, and the price tag is big, but Heilers said the end game is worth it.“Every farm is different all across Ohio,” Heilers said. “Trying to find that right combination of in-field, edge-of-field, and in-stream practices that every farmer can implement on their operation that’s going to have the biggest impact on water quality is our ultimate goal.”last_img read more

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It is a question of livelihood: owners

first_imgAn association of coal miners and dealers in Meghalaya has sought legalisation of mining for sustenance of the local economy and the livelihood of thousands of people.“We have moved the Supreme Court for allowing legal and scientific mining,” Balios Swer, president of Jaintia Coal Miners and Dealers’ Association, said on Monday. “We appreciate lber Laloo for standing with the affected coal mining community by filing the case in apex court.”In April 2014, the National Green Tribunal had banned rathole coal mining in Meghalaya.“Coal miners did not initially understand the impact of the ban as NGT as well as Supreme Court allowed the transportation of the already extracted coal,” said Mr. Swer. “But the ban has continued for so long, and the government has done nothing to help the affected miners cope.”Also Read  The ban had become a “cancer and killed the hope for a better future” of the children of those involved in coal mining, the association asserted. “Employment generation is nil, food security and job security is nil in Meghalaya. So people are left with no other choice but to struggle to live and sacrifice their lives to earn bread and butter for their children,” Mr. Swer said.“Recent incidents at Ksan and Jaliyah villages are unfortunate. and we condemn the mineowners for sending labourers to work during the ban and exposing them to unexplainable risks. Law should prevail and such people should not be spared,” the association said.Meanwhile, Navy divers on Monday deployed an underwater remotely operated vehicle in the main shaft of the mine, where 15 miners have been trapped since December 13, after Coal India Limited personnel pumped out 2.27 lakh litres of water.Odisha Fire Service personnel had also used pumps to drain some 1.8 lakh litres of water from adjoining and interconnected old shafts. Miners overlooked risks for higher paylast_img read more

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Drinking alcohol, cooking on Goa beaches can now attract fine

first_imgDrinking (alcohol) or cooking in public on the beaches in Goa will soon attract a fine of ₹2,000 or imprisonment up to three months.An amendment to the Goa Registration of Tourist Trade Act to this effect was approved by the State Cabinet on Thursday. Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar told press persons after the Cabinet meeting that the amendment would be taken to State Legislative Assembly in the upcoming session, which begins on January 29. “This amendment has been brought for those who indulge in breaking bottles on the beach, cooking, and drinking alcohol in public places like beaches,” Mr. Ajgaonkar declared. “Bottles cannot be carried to beaches. Food also cannot be cooked in the open. All these offences will attract a fine of ₹2000. If the fine is not paid, an offence can be registered. The offender can be arrested and imprisoned for three months,” the Minister said, adding, “Those committing the listed offences in groups will be fined ₹10,000.” He also said that once the amendment comes into force after being passed by the State assembly, photographs of offenders could be sent across to the Tourism Ministry over Whatsapp to a special phone number, following which action would be taken within 12 hours. The tourism and travel industry stakeholders and even some ruling party MLAs like Dy Speaker Michel Lobo have criticised the government for poor vision, failure to act against unruly tourists and for lack of will to attract “quality tourists” to Goa in the aftermath of decline in tourist arrivals in the State.last_img read more

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Freya Ridings On Sharing Personal Experiences Lost Without You

Freya Ridings On Sharing Personal Experiences Lost Without You

first_img Facebook Twitter News Email How Freya Ridings Discovered Unexpected Tears freya-ridings-sharing-personal-experiences-lost-without-you Standing at a train station watching her lover leave, while falling apart, as the singer/songwriter recounts in her biggest hit to date, didn’t actually happen… but it felt so realPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Sep 24, 2018 – 4:30 pm Londoner Freya Ridings is used to keeping it real. She began distributing her songs and performances digitally in 2017, winning a following for the pure-toned heartache in her voice and for recordings of her live performances. But her song “Lost Without You” broke the mold, bringing its enveloping sense of loss straight from her imagination. Freya Ridings On Sharing Personal Experiences & “Lost Without You” NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Sep 24, 2018 – 4:29 pm Freya Ridings On “Lost Without You” “I always write from personal experience,” says Ridings — but this was an exception. “It’s never actually happened, and it really affected me.” She said “Lost Without You” came to her “state of consciousness while … sitting at the piano. It just came out fully formed, and I was like, ‘Oh my god, that just made me want to cry.'” It’s received a big reaction with more than a million views on YouTube and Top 40 placement on the UK Official Charts.The unexpected response is reminiscent of another real experience from Ridings’ life. “We made these little guerilla-style videos where we go around these secret pianos that are on underground train stations in London,” she shared. “No one would stop, and I loved that because it was kind of in your own world.” They tipped their fans 24 hours prior to one of these sessions thinking to attract “friends and family” but they got more than they bargained for. “They had to shut down the station,” she described. “It was hundreds of people and I was like, ‘What is going on?’ I still can’t believe that happened.” A friend’s choir even showed up and joined in.It will be interesting to see how other unexpected and imaginary life experiences surface through this emerging talent’s songs that have yet to arrive.The Aces On Music As A Tool To Ease The PainRead morelast_img read more

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BREAKING NEWS Have You Seen This Missing Wilmington Teen

BREAKING NEWS Have You Seen This Missing Wilmington Teen

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, a Wilmington teenager has been missing since May 19, 2018.Kathrine Morona, who also went missing in March and was found safe, is a 16-year-old Hispanic female with black hair and brown eyes. She is 5’3″ and 130 pounds. Her nose is pierced and may be wearing glasses. Kathrine may be in the company of an adult male.If seen, please call 911, 1-800-THE-LOST, or the Wilmington Police Department at 978-658-5071.Kathrine MoronaLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedMISSING CHILD: Have You Seen This Wilmington Teen?In “Government”BREAKING NEWS: Have You Seen This 14-Year-Old Girl Missing From Wilmington?In “Breaking”PHOTO OF THE DAY: Have You Seen These 2 Missing Billerica Children?In “Photo of the Day”last_img read more

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Frozen 2 trailer captures Elsa Anna on dangerous search for answers

first_imgFrozen 2 hits US theaters on Nov. 22. Disney In Frozen 2, Anna and Elsa will venture beyond their home of Arendelle and search for answers to the question: Why was Elsa born with magical powers?A new trailer for the film debuted Tuesday, and it shows Elsa (Idina Menzel) setting out on a dangerous journey with Anna (Kristen Bell), Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), Olaf (Josh Gad) and Sven.  21 Photos Originally published June 11, 4:56 a.m. PT.  1:52 “We have always feared Elsa’s powers were too much for this world,” says Grand Pabbie (Ciarán Hinds). “Now we must hope they are enough.”It features some sort of spirit horsey and a Shadow of the Colossus-style creature, and Elsa uses her freezing abilities to give the gang passage through magical fog so they can reach what looks like a portal or doorway.Frozen 2 posterIn Frozen 2, Elsa and Anna set out on a dangerous journey. Disney Frozen 2 brings back the filmmakers and songwriters from the 2013 original film, including directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, producer Peter Del Vecho and songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. The first film is the highest-grossing animated movie of all time.Disney also released a new poster for the film on Monday.A teaser trailer for Frozen 2 released in February shows Elsa trying to run across waves using her ice powers before being taken under by the water. Within 24 hours, it became the most-watched animated trailer of all time. Frozen 2 hits theaters in the US on Nov. 22. The film will be available for streaming on Disney Plus next summer.  Now playing: Watch this: Summer movie preview: Aladdin, Spider-Man, Tarantino and more TV and Movies Culturecenter_img Tags 0 Post a comment Share your voice Disney’s new Frozen 2 trailer goes on a quest Disneylast_img read more

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Big update on Rishabh Pants position Bhuvneshwar Kumars injury and possible team

first_imgIndia’s campaign was cruising along, but the defeat against England has suddenly forced the management to sit up and address few issues. There are issues with the opening order, there is a gaping hole in the middle order and then there are issues with the Kedar Jadhav’s role in the side. Ahead of the match against Bangladesh, India’s batting coach Sanjay Manjrekar addressed all these issues and tried to give an explanation for the same.For starters, Bangar said that India will keep Rishabh Pant at number 4 as he offers flexibility since he is a left-hander and this can be very helpful in the middle order.”I felt he had a decent innings,” Bangar told reporters at Edgbaston. “He got 32 and played a couple of good shots, got a partnership going (with Hardik Pandya), so we’re going to persist with him.”He was then asked about the much-talked-about intent of MS Dhoni and India’s approach in the latter end of their chase against England. Bangar shrugged aside any question over Dhoni and said that he was surprised the question over MS Dhoni keeps coming up after every second match.Dhoni does the job for the side MS DhoniICC TwitterHe also believed that Dhoni was doing a job for the side and that the management and the side were very happy with his intent.”I’m surprised that this question continues to come up every now and then. He’s doing the job for the team and overall we’re very happy with the intent he’s batting with,” Bangar said on the eve of the match against Bangladesh.”Except for one odd innings (28 off 52 balls against Afghanistan), he has always performed his role. Five out of seven games he has done the job for the team,” he further added.The small boundaries on one side at Edgbaston could force India to tweak their bowling combinations and Bangar said that they have always been flexible and will take a look at the conditions on offer before making a call before the match as far as the bowling stocks are concerned. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is fit and he could be in the side replacing Kuldeep Yadav, while Ravindra Jadeja could replace Kedar Jadhav as the all-rounder lower down the order. Virat KohliBCCI Twitter”We know the wicket and ground dimensions really well. We would try to learn from the match against England. We will assess the things that went wrong and try to execute our skills better against Bangladesh,” Bangar said.”The team management will be open to various combinations in the next match. We will look at the wicket and the ground dimensions. We will look at Ravindra Jadeja coming in,” he further added.last_img read more

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He has complete power to pardon

He has complete power to pardon

first_imgTrump boards Air Force One for travel to Naval Station Norfolk from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, US. Photo: ReutersUS President Donald Trump declared on Saturday that he has “complete power to pardon,” as his administration confronts ongoing investigations of possible ties between his 2016 campaign and Russia.In a series of early morning Twitter messages, Trump aired renewed frustration with his attorney general, the special counsel leading the Russia probe, and Republicans in Congress who are struggling to advance his legislative agenda.But Trump’s comment about pardons, tucked into an attack on the media, raised the possibility that he was considering his options if the investigations do not turn out the way he hopes.Trump did not specify who, if anyone, he might consider pardoning. His tweets appeared to be written in response to a report by The Washington Post this week that Trump and his legal team have examined presidential powers to pardon Trump aides, family members and possibly even himself.Reuters has not confirmed the newspaper accounts.“While all agree the US President has the complete power to pardon, why think of that when only crime so far is LEAKS against us. FAKE NEWS,” Trump wrote.The Washington Post, citing current and former US officials, reported on Friday that Russia’s ambassador to the United States was overheard by US spy agencies telling his bosses that he had discussed campaign-related matters with Trump adviser Jeff Sessions last year, when Sessions was a US senator.Sessions now leads the Justice Department as Trump’s attorney general.“These illegal leaks…must stop,” Trump tweeted.At the Senate confirmation hearings for his Cabinet position, Sessions initially failed to disclose his 2016 contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak and later said they were not about the campaign.In March, Sessions recused himself from the Russia probe. During an interview with The New York Times this week, Trump lashed out at Sessions, saying he would not have chosen him for attorney general had he known Sessions would recuse himself.Trump, who defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in last year’s presidential election but continues to use her as a foil, questioned why Sessions and special counsel Robert Mueller were not investigating former FBI Director James Comey or Clinton, for her email practices as secretary of state.“So many people are asking why isn’t the A.G. or Special Counsel looking at the many Hillary Clinton or Comey crimes. 33,000 emails deleted…,” he tweeted.Presidential AuthorityScholars have raised questions about the scope of the president’s legal authority in issuing pardons. If Trump moved to pardon himself sometime in the future, the US Supreme Court might have to decide on the constitutionality, some have speculated.Trump has not been accused of any wrongdoing by federal investigators who are probing alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.Mueller is looking into any relationships or contacts between Trump campaign officials and Russians during the election. Congressional committees also are exploring Russia’s influence on the US election.Trump traveled on Saturday to Norfolk, Virginia, where he spoke at a commissioning ceremony for the aircraft carrier the USS Gerald R Ford, named for the Republican president who held the White House from 1974-1977.In his remarks, Trump made no mention of the Russia controversy, focusing his speech on the need for more robust US military spending.After the trip, Trump retreated to his golf course near Washington and had lunch with his chief of staff, Reince Priebus, policy adviser Stephen Miller and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife, a White House official said.Priebus’s presence in the entourage came a day after Trump named a new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, reportedly over Priebus’s objections.The weekend trip comes ahead of a busy week of Russia-related activity.The Senate Judiciary Committee said on Friday that Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr, and Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort had agreed to negotiate whether to be interviewed by the panel in its Russia investigation.Trump Jr, Manafort and Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and now one of his senior advisers, all met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in June 2016. That meeting was held in Trump Tower in New York after the lawyer offered damaging information about Clinton.The White House is also working on Trump’s campaign promise to US healthcare system.In his Saturday tweets, Trump had words for Republican senators who have not been able to agree on a way forward to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, which has become known as Obamacare and which Trump promised to do away with as president.“The Republican Senators must step up to the plate and, after 7 years, vote to Repeal and Replace. Next, Tax Reform and Infrastructure. WIN!” he tweeted.last_img read more

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