OVERTIME

first_imgBILL NEAL :09 Okay, here’s a joke, “Why don’t you see any kids walking in Penn Hills?” Answer… “Cause they ain’t got no sidewalks.” That brief and never to be heard from again was brought to you compliments of brother Shegun, he of the dark glasses fame. My brother, you are now in the locker room and you can stay there as long as you promise to not tell any more jokes. I’m just sayin’!:08 Man, the boys from North Side really need love. I mean everywhere I go they want some “Overtime attention”…okay, Bump, yes, I’ll be your Huckleberry! (Val Kilmer, aka Doc Holiday in “Tombstone”), but you don’t have to twist my arm on this one. Not only is Larry “Byrd” Richardson one of the top 5 guards in Pittsburgh history and a two-time Connie Hawkins League MVP and tournament champion, he was quite simply the most magnificent ball handler and passer that I’ve ever seen in Pittsburgh and I’ve seen just about every great one there was from 1970 to the present, including “Hou-Din-Ni.” I cannot begin to tell you about this man’s incredible passes…but I can tell you this, “Magic” Johnson would be amazed! He could shoot the ball as well as anybody…would “D” you up and strip you clean and he could throw it down at maybe…5’8”! “The Byrd Man” could fly with the ball. Gone, but not forgotten, now playing for heaven’s hoopers! NORTHSIDE—HOW YA LIKE ME NOW?:07 In case you’re wondering why so much basketball now and it’s still football season: No. 1: Basketball is what we do, man! No. 2: In case you haven’t noticed, the NBA got started last week. Anyway, when you talk about the greatest guards of all time from Pittsburgh, or for that matter western Pa., you better not have the conversation without talking loud and clear about Dwight “The Iceman” Clay. Dwight was a 5th Avenue great, Notre Dame star and, of course, made “The Shot Heard Round The World” to end the UCLA ’88 game-winning streak! Say what? Well, you tell me who else left the city league and went to Notre Dame…huh? That’s right, shut up!!!:06 Rookie of the Year in the NFL? Yep, you guessed it, RGIII out of D.C. hands down, take it to the bank.:05 Ike Taylor will be all right and he’ll come up big when it counts. But things will go just a little easier for him if he ate just a little bit of Humble Pie, sprinkled with a bit of “I am not the best in the world” and a dab of “I better get back to what got me here.”:04 Ray Lewis is out for the season. Terrell Suggs is just coming back at 75 percent, Ladarius Webb is one for the season. Ed Reed is hurtin’ and the Ravens fall to Houston…do I sound like somebody that cares? C’mon man!:03 I know you’ve seen “Friday” at least 10 times, but do me and yourself a favor, watch it one more time with the kids out of the room and the volume way up. Man, that is a classic funny movie. Easy 3 basketballs:02 At the buzzer…hhheeereee we go!•Put your dukes up for our boy Rayco “War” Saunders’ fighting for the title Monday.•Something is up with the Penn Hills football team again and it ain’t good. More at 11.•Hey A-Rod…see ya!•God, please let Terry Smith and the Gateway Gators win the WPIAL and state’s and he can just walk away. I know you’re gonna want more than that…but I can’t say that in the paper mmmaaannn!•The Pittsburgh Corvette Club Christmas Party is set for Dec. 8 at the Three Lakes Golf Course in Penn Hills. Get your tickets now. You know it gets packed. Call the Club at 412-628-4856.•Don’t forget the Plum High School Girl’s Basketball Camp for 3-9-year-olds Nov. 3 from 8-5.:01 Only 16 tickets left for the best night you haven’t had yet this year. The Fabulous Allure Models and legendary Kenny Blake present an “Evening in Paris” at Pittsburgh’s best kept secret, Le Massion Du Praix, Oct. 27, 8 p.m.-midnight. Wine and hors d’oeuvres, patio, gazebo, fireplace, wall to wall spaciousness, prizes and surprises and the intimacy you and your significant other have been looking for. Only $25 at this wonderful new bed and breakfast. (Beautiful rooms are available. For reservations, call Bill Thompson at 412-200-0878. For tickets, call The Champions at 412628-4856.00: Double Overtime: On Nov. 3, Luther Sewell and Talk Magazine along with Tim Stevens and B-PEP and Champion Enterprises and 20 other outstanding community service agencies will present the most important get out the vote rally of our time from 1-4 p.m. at the Hill House. Other groups are welcome and encouraged to participate. For more information, call 412-823-4007. Please, please, get ready to get ready! It’s time to vote Nov. 6…and you don’t have to have an ID!!!-GAME OVER- :10 All you future holdouts pay attention. Mike “I am worth 40 million” Wallace has caught some and dropped more. It takes practice time and contact to get ready to play this game and Wallace is just not ready yet. In the meantime… Catch the ball, man!last_img read more

Richie Incognito, Jonathan Martin, and the NFL’s future

first_imgMiami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito (68) and tackle Jonathan Martin (71) stand on the field during an NFL football practice in Davie, Fla.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)(CNN) — Allegations of racial slurs and threats of violence against Dolphins linemate Jonathan Martin have left Pro Bowler Richie Incognito suspended from the Miami Dolphins and sparked widespread chatter about just what kind of behavior is tolerated in the NFL.Here are five key questions about what lies ahead:Will the Dolphins cut Richie Incognito?He’s been suspended “for conduct detrimental to the team.” As for his future, the Dolphins don’t seem poised to make a decision quickly. “We reached out to the NFL to conduct an objective and thorough review,” the team said in a statement. “We will continue to work with the league on this matter.”All eyes are on the NFL probe.Does Jonathan Martin have a future in the NFL?The 24-year-old, who played at Stanford before going pro, left the team last week, during his second season. No matter what the investigation finds, it’s unclear whether he would want to come back.Aside from the alleged threats and racial slurs from Incognito, Martin has rejected parts of the culture of the NFL, according to some reports.Some of Martin’s teammates got up from a lunch table as a joke when Martin sat down last week, infuriating Martin, according to an analyst for FoxSports.com NFL.com called it a “lunch-room prank” that players pulled on whoever was last to arrive with his food.Former Dolphins running back Ricky Williams told CNN the NFL is “like a closed fraternity. It’s really not made for everyone.”Was there hazing, bullying, extortion?Given the allegations and the environment of the NFL, it’s unclear whether Martin was threatened, bullied, hazed, and/or even shaken down for money.The central allegations involve voice mails in which Incognito allegedly used racial slurs and threatened physical violence against Martin. One transcript, published by NFL.com, includes an apparent reference to Martin’s biracial background. In the call, Incognito allegedly referred to Martin as a “half (expletive) piece of (expletive),” and threatened, among other things, “I’ll kill you.”Incognito apparently denied the accusation, tweeting ESPN, which had reported the transcript, “shame on you for attaching my name to false speculation.” The tweet and others were later deleted, according to bleacherreport.com.ESPN reported that Incognito allegedly got Martin to contribute $15,000 to help finance a trip to Las Vegas by a group of Dolphins even though Martin preferred not to travel with them. Martin gave Incognito the money, fearing the consequences if he did not, the report said.How common is this behavior?Time magazine calls the NFL “a naturally twisted workplace.”There is “often a blurry line between hazing and outright abuse,” it says. “When your job is to be a maniac on the field, it shouldn’t be surprising that a player like Incognito, who has a history of anger management and substance abuse issues, could take things too far.”The attention around the Martin-Incognito case shines a light on that blurry line.Former offensive lineman Kyle Turley described a hazing incident in 1998, when he and other Saints rookies ran through a hallway with pillowcases on their heads while teammates punched and kicked them, Time reports.Still, Incognito’s alleged behavior shouldn’t be seen as representative of many players, analysts say.“If the evidence is factual, Dolphins guard Richie Incognito is a racist, a bully and one of the lower forms of life known to man,” writes Sports Illustrated columnist Jim Trotter.And while some NFL players and personnel believe Martin should not have made the issue public, they’re also not defending Incognito, Trotter says.What will the NFL do?This case could rattle the culture of the NFL.It will force the league to establish just what forms of behavior are acceptable, and what’s done to make sure those standards are followed. Who, if anyone, will police players when they stray from what’s allowed? Will coaches be held accountable?Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin “has to bear his share of blame here,” USA Today quotes Sports Illustrated’s Peter King as saying. “The buck stops with him concerning what happens in the locker room … . (T)he coach is ultimately responsible for player behavior getting out of hand.”The NFL Players Association issued a statement saying it expects “that the NFL and its clubs create a safe and professional workplace for all players, and that owners, executives, coaches and players should set the best standards and examples.”As the NFL launches its probe, it could find itself officially informed of numerous other incidents throughout the league. This one case between two men could prove the catalyst for the league to acknowledge and deal with disturbing behavior in its ranks.last_img read more

AP source: Jason Collins to get second 10-day deal

first_imgBrooklyn Nets Jason Collins speaks during a news conference before an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls at the Barclays Center, March 3, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Collins spent part of his off day on Sunday shopping at Costco.He was wise to stock up, because he’ll be staying with Brooklyn for at least a little while longer.The Nets plan to sign Collins to a second 10-day contract, a person with knowledge of the situation said Monday.Collins signed his original deal on Feb. 23, becoming the NBA’s first openly gay player, and it expires Tuesday.The Nets then will re-sign him for another 10 days on Wednesday, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the plans haven’t been made public.After that, the Nets would have to sign him for the rest of the season if they wanted to keep him.Collins played the final 2:41 of the Nets’ 96-80 victory over Chicago on Monday, receiving a standing ovation from a sellout crowd of 17,732 that included former NBA Commissioner David Stern when he entered. Collins missed his only shot.“It was cool. It was a lot of fun to go into the game,” he said. “The most important thing was that we got the win.”Collins said before the game that he wasn’t aware of any deal, leaving those details up to his agent. Coach Jason Kidd said those discussions were between management and Collins’ agent, but said his former teammate has been “great, on and off the court.”“Twin is a good friend of mine and he’s a basketball player, but he’s a great person and so that’s why we wanted him on this team and we felt he could help us win,” Kidd said, referring to Collins by the nickname he had during his original stint with the Nets from 2001-08.The Nets still practice in New Jersey even after moving to Brooklyn before last season, so that’s where Collins was Sunday after the Nets got back from their road trip that ended Saturday night in Milwaukee.“It’s kind of funny. Yesterday on my day off I’m driving around Jersey on Route 17 and bringing back a lot of memories from when I was here before,” Collins said.He’s much more famous now after revealing he was gay in a Sports Illustrated article last April. He had been out of the NBA from then until signing with the Nets.Collins said he had plenty of ticket requests from family and friends for Monday’s game, and also saw a number of familiar faces from the old days. The pregame press conference and the overall media attention are new, and Collins believes it won’t last, but understands that for now his sexuality makes him a big story.“Over time it will go down, but as far as doing interviews and talking about it, I’m getting comfortable with the microphone or the camera on me,” he said.He’s more comfortable on the court, even in the limited minutes he gets. Finally finished with his lengthy list of pregame obligations, he was looking forward to helping the Nets in whatever way he could.“Now that that’s all settled, I’ll go out there and just try to focus as much as I can on the game,” Collins said.___Follow Brian Mahoney on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Briancmahoneylast_img read more

DOHERTY DEMANDS GOVERNMENT STARTS BOOK RENTAL SCHEME FOR CASH-STRAPPED FAMILIES

first_imgDonegal TD Pearse Doherty has called on the Education Minister to wake up to the needs of people and introduce a schoolbook rental scheme.Books are costing Donegal families a small fortune.As parents and guardians face the strain of the start of another school year, Sinn Féin’s finance spokesperson said it is a must.Deputy Doherty said “It is time that the government woke up to the reality of people’s lives and recognised the hardship that buying schoolbooks is causing. “We are advocating state provision of books, to be loaned to students, returned at the end of the school year and passed on.“Sinn Féin estimates that this could be achieved at a cost of €45 million in the first year, which would decrease after the initial period.”The Donegal deputy said this is an anti-poverty measure contained in the Sinn Féin alternative budget for next year.“The Sinn Féin budget will contain other proposals to lessen the burden of the cost of returning to school for families. “A Barnardo’s survey in July 2012 found that the average cost of sending a 12-year-old child to secondary school was €770 and a six-year-old to senior infants €355.“Minister Quinn knows these figures and it is time he took action on this annual hardship for families.”DOHERTY DEMANDS GOVERNMENT STARTS BOOK RENTAL SCHEME FOR CASH-STRAPPED FAMILIES was last modified: August 27th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BOOK RENTAL SCHEMEMINISTER FOR EDUCATIONPearse Dohertyruairi quinnlast_img read more

1990 World Cup: Cameroon became first African nation to reach the quarter finals

first_img Tags: World Cup 1990 The 1990 FIFA World Cup was the 14th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 8 June to 8 July 1990 in Italy, the second country to host the event twice (the first being Mexico in 1986).World Cup 1990 logo116 teams entered the 1990 World Cup, including Italy as host nation and Argentina as reigning World Cup champions, who were both granted automatic qualification. Thus, the remaining 22 finals places were divided among the continental confederations, with 114 initially entering the qualification competition. Due to rejected entries and withdrawals, 103 teams eventually participated in the qualifying stages.Thirteen places were contested by UEFA teams (Europe), two by CONMEBOL teams (South America), two by CAF teams (Africa), two by AFC teams (Asia), and two by CONCACAF teams (North and Central America and Caribbean). The remaining place was decided by a play-off between a CONMEBOL team and a team from the OFC (Oceania).Both Mexico and Chile were disqualified during the qualification process; the former for fielding an overage player in a prior youth tournament, the latter after goalkeeper Roberto Rojas faked injury from a firework thrown from the stands, which caused the match to be abandoned. Chile were also banned from the 1994 qualifiers for this offence.Three teams qualified for the first time: Costa Rica, the Republic of Ireland and the United Arab Emirates.the two finalists line up at the 1990 World CupThe tournament generated a record low goals-per-game average and a then-record of 16 red cards were handed out. In the knockout stage, many teams played defensively for 120 minutes, with the intention of trying their luck in the penalty shoot-out, rather than risk going forward. Two exceptions were the eventual champions West Germany and hosts Italy, the only teams to win three of their four knockout matches in normal time. There were four penalty shoot-outs, a record subsequently equalled in the 2006 and 2014 tournaments. Eight matches went to extra time, a record equalled in the 2014 tournament.Ireland and Argentina were prime examples of this trend of cautious defensive play; the Irish scored just twice in five games in drawing all their matches until their defeat to Italy in the quarter-finals. Losing finalists Argentina, meanwhile, scored only five goals in the entire tournament (a record low for a finalist). Argentina also became the first (and so far only) team to advance twice on penalty shoot-outs and the first team to fail to score and have a player sent off in a World Cup final.Largely as a result of this trend FIFA introduced the back-pass rule in time for the 1994 tournament to make it harder for teams to time-waste by repeatedly passing the ball back for their goalkeepers to pick up. Three, rather than two points would be awarded for victories at future tournaments to help further encourage attacking play.Cameroon reached the quarter-finals, where they were narrowly defeated by England. They opened the tournament with a shock victory over reigning champions Argentina, before topping the group ahead of them, Romania and European Championship runners-up the Soviet Union. Their success was fired by the goals of Roger Milla, a 38-year-old forward who came out of international retirement to join the national squad at the last moment after a personal request from Cameroonian President Paul Biya. Milla’s four goals and flamboyant goal celebrations made him one of the tournament’s biggest stars as well as taking Cameroon to the last eight. Most of Cameroon’s squad was made up of players who played in France’s premier football league, Ligue 1- French is one of the officially spoken languages in Cameroon, it being a former French territory. In reaching this stage, they had gone further than any African nation had ever managed in a World Cup before; a feat only equalled twice since (by Senegal in 2002 and Ghana in 2010). Their success was African football’s biggest yet on the world stage and FIFA subsequently decided to allocate the CAF qualifying zone an additional place for the next World Cup tournament.Cameroon became first African nation to reach World Cup Quarter FinalsDespite the performances of nations such as Cameroon, Colombia, Ireland, Romania and Costa Rica, the semi-finalists consisted of Argentina, England, Italy and West Germany, all previous World Cup winners, with a total of eight previous titles between them. After the 1970 tournament, this is only the second time in the history of the World Cup this has occurred. The teams which finished first, second and third had also contested both the two previous World Cup Finals between themselves.Round of 16Two of the ties – Brazil vs Argentina and Italy vs Uruguay – pitted former champion countries against each other and West Germany met the Netherlands in a rematch of the 1974 World Cup.The all-South American game was won for Argentina by a goal from Claudio Caniggia with 10 minutes remaining after a run through the Brazilian defence by Diego Maradona and an outstanding performance from their goalkeeper Sergio Goycochea. It would later come to light that Branco had been offered water spiked with tranquillisers by Maradona and Ricardo Guisti during half time, to slow him down in the second half. Initially discredited by the press, Branco would be publicly proven right years later, when Maradona confessed the episode in a TV show in Argentina.[25] As for Italy, a strong second half showing saw the hosts beat Uruguay 2–0, thanks to another goal from Schillaci and one from Aldo Serena.The match between West Germany and the Netherlands was held in Milan, and both sides featured several notable players from the two Milanese clubs (Germans Andreas Brehme, Lothar Mathaus and Jurgrn Klinsmann for Internazionale, and Dutchmen Marco Van Basten, Ruud Gullit and Frank Rijkaard for Milan). After 22 minutes Rudi Voller and Rijkaard were both dismissed after a number of incidents (including Rijkaard spitting on Völler) between the two players left the Argentine referee with no option but to send them both off. As the players walked off the pitch together, Rijkaard spat on Völler a second time. Early in the second half, Jurgen Klinsmann put the West Germans ahead and Andreas Brehme added a second with eight minutes left. A Ronald Koeman penalty for the Netherlands in the 89th minute narrowed the score to 2–1 but the Germans saw the game out to gain some revenge for their exit to the Dutch in the previous European Championship.Meanwhile, the heroics of Cameroon and Roger Milla continued in their game with Colombia. Milla was introduced as a second-half substitute with the game goalless, eventually breaking the deadlock midway in extra time. Three minutes later he netted a second after Colombian goalkeeper, Rene Higuita was dispossessed by Milla while well out of his goal, leaving the striker free to slot the ball into the empty net. Though the deficit was soon reduced to 2–1, Cameroon held on to become the first African team ever to reach the World Cup quarter-finals. Costa Rica were comfortably beaten 4–1 by Czechoslovakia, for whom Tomas Skuhravy scored the tournament’s second and final hat-trick.The Republic of Ireland’s match with Romania remained goalless after extra time and the Irish side won 5–4 on penalties. David O’Leary converted the penalty that clinched Ireland’s place in the quarter-finals. Ireland thus became the first team since Sweden in 1938 to reach the last eight in a World Cup finals tournament without winning a match outright. Yugoslavia beat Spain 2–1 after extra time, with GDragan Stojkovic scoring both the Yugoslavs’ goals. England were the final qualifier against Belgium, as midfielder David Platt’s’s swivelling volley broke the stalemate with the game moments away from a penalty shoot-out.Quarter-finalsThe first game of the last 8 saw Argentina and a Yugoslav side, reduced to 10 men after only half an hour, play out a goalless stalemate. The holders reached the semi-finals after winning the penalty shoot-out 3–2, despite Maradona having his penalty saved. A second Argentine miss (by Pedro Troglio) looked to have eliminated them until goalkeeper Serfio Goycochea – playing because first choice Nery Pumpido broke his leg during the group stage – rescued his side by stopping the Yugoslavs’ final two spotkicks.The Republic of Ireland’s World Cup run was brought to an end by a single goal from Schillaci in the first half of their quarter-final with hosts Italy. West Germany beat Czechoslovakia with a 25th minute Lothar Mathaus penalty.The quarter-final between England and Cameroon was the only quarter-final to produce more than one goal. Despite Cameroon’s heroics earlier in the tournament, David Platt put England ahead in the 25th minute. At half-time, Milla was brought on. In the second half, the game was turned on its head during a five-minute stretch: first Cameroon were awarded a penalty from which Emmanel Kunde scored the equaliser; then in the 65th minute Eugene Ekeke put Cameroon ahead. Cameroon came within eight minutes of reaching the semi-finals before then they conceded a penalty, which Gary Lineker converted. Midway through extra time, England were awarded another penalty and Lineker again scored from the spot. England were through to the semi-finals for the first time since the days of Bobby Moore 24 years ago.Semi-finalsThe first semi-final featured the host nation, Italy, and the world champions, Argentina in Naples. ‘Toto’ Schillaci scored yet again to put Italy ahead in the 17th minute, but Claudio Caniggia equalised midway through the second half, breaking Walter Zenga’s clean sheet streak throughout the tournament. There were no more goals in the 90 minutes or in extra time despite Maradona (who played for Naples in Serie A at the time) showing glimpses of magic, but there was a sending-off: Ricardo Guisti of Argentina was shown the red card in the 13th minute of extra time. Argentina went through on penalties, winning the shoot-out 4–3 after more heroics from Goycochea.The semi-final between West Germany and England at Juventus’s home stadium in Turin was goalless at half-time. Then, in the 60th minute, a shot from Andreas Brehme was deflected by Paul Parker into his own net. England equalised with ten minutes left; Gary Lineker was the scorer. The game ended 1–1. Extra time yielded more chances. Klinsmann was guilty of two glaring misses and both sides struck a post. England had another Platt goal disallowed for offside. The match went to penalties, and West Germany went on to win the shoot-out 4–3.Third-place matchThe game saw three goals in a 15-minute spell. Roberto Baggio opened the scoring after a rare mistake by England’s goalkeeper Peter Shilton, in his final game before international retirement, presented a simple opportunity. A header by David Platt levelled the game 10 minutes later but Schilaci was fouled in the penalty area five minutes later, leading to a penalty. Schillaci himself got up to convert the kick to win him the tournament’s Golden Boot for his six-goal tally. Nicola had a goal ruled out minutes later, but the hosts claimed third place. England had the consolation prize of the Fair Play award, having received no red cards and the lowest average number of yellows per match.FinalThe final between West Germany and Argentina has been cited as the most cynical and lowest-quality of all World Cup Finals. In the 65th minute, Argentina’s Pdro Monzon was sent off for a foul on Jurgen Klinsmann, the first player ever to be sent off in a World Cup Final.Argentina, weakened by suspension and injury, offered little attacking threat throughout a contest dominated by the West Germans, who struggled to create many clear goalscoring opportunities. The only goal of the contest arrived in the 85th minute when Mexican referee Edgardo Codesal awarded a Penalty to West Germany, after a foul on Rudi Voller by Roberto Sensini leading to Argentinian protests. Andreas Brehme, converted the spot kick to settle the contest. In the closing moments, Argentina were reduced to nine after Gustavo Dezotti received a red card when he hauled Jurgen Kohler to the ground during a stoppage in play. The 1–0 scoreline provided another first: Argentina were the first team to fail to score in a World Cup Final.Germany defeated Argentina to win their third World Cup trophyWith its third title (and three second-place finishes) West Germany – in its final tournament before national re-unification – became the most successful World Cup nation at the time. West German manager Franz Beckenbauer became the only man to both captain (in 1974) and manage a World Cup winning team, and only the second man (after Mario Zagallo of Brazil) to win the World Cup as a player and as team manager. It was also the first time a team from UEFA won the final against a non-European team.Savlatore Schillaci received the Golden Boot award for scoring six goals in the World Cup. This made him the second Italian footballer to have this honour, after Paolo Rossi won the award in 1982.Italy’s Schillaci was top scorer in the 1990 World CupComments last_img read more

Frost seeding tips

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The time of the year when frost seedings are most effectively done will be here before long. This seeding method can be used to renovate pastures, improve stands, or alter the species mix within a pasture. Producers should remember however, this is only a means to get the seed in good contact with the soil. If the area you intend to frost seed currently has poor grass/legume growth, the first thing you need to determine is “why the problem has occurred?” Adding more seed to soil that lacks proper nutrient levels, has a pH that is to low or high for the intended crop, or if the crop is not managed properly for the plant species desired (for example repeated close grazings), the soil is not going to grow more of the desired forage if you just broadcast more seed.When plants are severely grazed, or re-grazed before a sufficient rest period has elapsed, the plant takes energy that has been stored in the roots as carbohydrates to support new leaf growth. As carbohydrates are removed from the roots, the root dies, separates from the plant and eventually decomposes. This process continues until enough green leaf surface once again develops to catch sufficient amounts of solar energy that support additional leaf growth and reestablish lost roots. Depending on the severity of root loss, slow re-growth may be noticed for a considerable amount of time.Areas chosen for frost seeding should not have large amounts of undecomposed plant material remaining in the field. If it does, put animals in those areas now to graze the area closely before seeding. Removing this plant material will make openings above the soil allowing seeds to fall to the ground. Frost seeding works best with legume seeds typically, because it is easier for smaller seeds to drop to the soil surface than it is for the larger, but lighter grass seeds. Making a muddy mess of an area is not the goal, but if weather conditions are going to cause livestock to trample an area, because you do not have a heavy use feed pad to put them onto, the sacrifice area may as well be where you plan to frost seed.Encouraging legume growth in pasture fields can minimize production costs by reducing the amount of nitrogen fertilization necessary for maximum forage growth. Stands that contain approximately 30% legumes generally need no additional nitrogen added. Legumes also improve the quality characteristics of a grass stand. Frost seeding offers several potential advantages when properly implemented. These may include: establishment of forage in undisturbed sod, reduced labor, energy and cash expense compared to conventional tillage methods, the ability to establish forages with minimal equipment investment, and little, if any, “non-grazing” period.last_img read more

WATCH: Get to know Ateneo’s Thirdy Ravena in 7 questions

first_imgThirdy Ravena needs no introduction.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games But there are some things about the Ateneo Blue Eagle that some casual fans don’t know like what is his favorite thing to do aside from bouncing a rubber ball, or what’s the one food he can’t live without.Find out more about Ravena in this fun edition of INQUIRER 7.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIES Argentina heads for World Cup, but hurdles still lie ahead LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

10 months agoTarkowski pleased to captain Burnley to FA Cup win

first_imgTarkowski pleased to captain Burnley to FA Cup winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley defender James Tarkowski was pleased with their 1-0 FA Cup win over Barnsley.Tarkowski was delighted to lead Burnley to the victory and cap a near perfect week for the Clarets.“I played a bit out there when I was in the youth team at Oldham so I had a slight experience of it, but I enjoyed myself out there,” said Tarkowski, who was pressed into action with Phil Bardsley and Matt Lowton both out injured.“I thought Barnsley played some good football but in the main we were quite secure at the back, which is always important in games like this – not to give away too many chances.“And in the second half we had a couple of good chances and the penalty at the end, which gave us a great chance to win the game and which Woody put away.“He’s on a nice little streak now and hopefully he can keep that up.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

QRTs falter in sixth phase due to lack of state police officials

first_imgKolkata: The presence of the quick response teams (QRTs) was allegedly not felt properly in the sixth phase of elections on Sunday, when eight Lok Sabha constituencies of Bengal went to polls.In previous phases, the QRTs had moved quickly to the areas where incidents of clashes were reported. But in the sixth phase, QRTs were not as quick in their movement. Various political party leaders alleged that the QRTs failed to turn up on time when there were incidents of violence in any of the eight constituencies. In previous phases of elections, the QRTs were led by state police officers as they were well acquainted with the locations of the polling booths. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAfter some allegations surfaced against the state police force, the Election Commission tried to adopt a separate method to conduct the elections in a free and fair manner. Special Police Observer Vivek Dubey had decided to deploy Central Force officials to lead the QRTs, keeping the state police at bay. The QRTs had faced difficulties in identifying the polling booths where the clashes were reported from, as the Central Force commandants who were supposed to give them directions had no idea about the geographical locations of the polling booths. Most of the Central Force commandants were from other states. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAs a result of this, clashes broke out outside various polling booths and the trouble could not be quelled in time. Keeping in mind the geographical locations of the districts which were once infested with Maoists, the Election Commission decided to deploy two QRTs in each police station area. Each team comprised eight jawans. There were around 547 QRTs in the sixth phase of elections and 108 additional QRTs which were led by ad hoc commandants. According to sources in the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), the election officials in the state were not convinced with the idea of deploying Central Force commandants as the head of each QRT. The Election Commission has already submitted a report to the Election Commission of India in Delhi in this regard.last_img read more