What do Trump and Kaepernick share in common? Kanye West, of course

first_imgThe fabulously talented and perplexing West was recently seen wearing a “MAGA” hat — which, of course, stands for the Trump slogan “Make America Great Again” — and a Kaepernick sweatshirt.Talk about having an individual sense of style. You have to say that Kanye … CLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing these photos on a mobile device.Donald Trump and Colin Kaepernick probably don’t share a whole lot in common, right?Oh, but they do apparently have one common bond:Kanye West.last_img read more

Addressing rutted fields from the soggy harvest

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseThough it always seems the rutting is a bit worse in the neighbor’s fields, the soggy fall and winter harvest conditions have left no shortage of problem areas to address in Ohio’s corn and soybean fields before spring planting.Seed Consultants, Inc. agronomist Bill McDonald has seen plenty of rutted up fields in his travels around the state and fears there are no easy answers as long as the wet conditions persist.“It really concerns me because the closer we get to spring, we are still wet and saturated. I’m afraid the chisel plow is going to be out — with these conditions there is going to be no chisel plowing to get those ruts turned in. It would have been nice if we could have chisel plowed last fall and let this winter freeze take care of that and help with some of the compaction we caused out there this fall, but I don’t see that as an option. It looks to me like a lot of these ruts will be disked in this spring and we’ll have to live with it for another year,” McDonald said. “The compaction will really probably have to be addressed next fall. If Mother Nature would stop it from snowing and let this ground freeze down fairly deep it would take care of some of the compaction problems. We’re not seeing that. When we have snow on the ground, underneath that is just mud. There is not a darn thing we can do right now and Mother Nature is not breaking up any of that compaction for us.”Between now and planting, options are limited to avoid being stuck in a rut this spring.“I’m afraid it is going to be an issue where you take a disk and work those ruts in the best you can and plant through them,” McDonald said. “In most cases it is conventional fields that have those ruts. If we get a dry fall we can get out with a chisel plow and break up a lot of that. Hopefully next winter we can solve our problem.”In conservation tillage or pure no-till situations, those ruts can be even more of a problem.“My view is that you do the least amount necessary to fill in the ruts. If you just have ruts in maybe 10% of the field, don’t till up the whole field just to correct that 10%,” said Randall Reeder, Ohio State University Extension Agricultural Engineer (retired). “If you have individual ruts, maybe run a tool that will pull soil from the sides back in and fill up the rut. In this example you are not trying to correct the compaction at the bottom of the rut, you are just filling it in level so they don’t hold water and you can get a planter across them next spring.“One tool I know about is made by Blu-Jet. It is built mainly for areas out west where they have pivot irrigation and ruts that need to be filled in every year. It has two or three disks on each side of a small tool bar that pull the loose soil to the middle to fill in the rut.”The more significant and lasting challenges with the ruts are likely below the surface, especially in no-till.“If you have a rut 12 inches deep you have messed up the soil structure. You have compaction underneath it. Planting a cover crop next year that will have a deep root, like oilseed radish or a couple of others, can break through that compaction. That is a biological solution for compaction, which is the preferred way,” Reeder said. “Running a deep tillage tool may be desirable in some worst case scenarios, but try to minimize the amount of deep tillage.”And, looking forward, there are numerous steps than can be taken to minimize the chances of causing ruts in the first place and limiting the damage they can cause to soil structure.“It is easier said than done, but try to avoid causing the ruts and severe compaction in the future. I would never tell an individual farmer not to get out and harvest a crop when it needs to be done, but trying to avoid driving on wet soil as much as possible is a common sense thing,” Reeder said. “If you do have to harvest on wet ground, don’t fill the combine bin all the way and maybe only fill the grain cart half full. Do those common sense things to try and minimize the load in those situations. It can slow down the harvest a little bit but it is a good long-term strategy to try to do those kinds of things.”A controlled traffic system on the farm can be a significant investment in time, money and effort, but can be a very effective long-term solution with many soil structure benefits for the farm, including rut prevention.“If a farmer has a controlled traffic system they are less likely to have the rut problem to deal with because they will be driving on firm, compacted ground in the first place,” Reeder said.last_img read more

Danny Seigle named as Alab team consultant

first_imgAlab welcomes Jay R Alabanza, asst coaches Mac Cuan, Danny Seigle and trainer Chappy Callanta! #AlabNatinTo #AlabPilipinas 🏀🔥 pic.twitter.com/xjvsSSVFec— Alab Pilipinas (@AlabPilipinas) November 7, 2017Jimmy Alapag will have a familiar face in his coaching staff as Tanduay Alab Pilipinas welcomes PBA legend Danny Seigle as a team consultant.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 shutoutThe 41-year-old forward was announced as the newest addition to the Philippine-based ASEAN Basketball League squad as the eight-time PBA champion embarks on a new challenge in his career.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJoining Seigle in Alapag’s coaching staff are former head coach Mcc Cuan and conditioning coach Chappy Callanta.Alab has also finalized its roster for the 2017-2018 ABL season, with reigning ABL Local MVP Bobby Ray Parks and powerhouse import Ivan Johnson leading the fight.Also in the roster are veterans Dondon Hontiveros, Josh Urbiztondo, Rico Maierhofer, and Robby Celiz, Fil-Am swingman Lawrence Domingo, new recruits Pamboy Raymundo, Oping Sumalinog, Pao Javelona, and JR Alabanza, and reinforcement Reggie Okosa.Alab opens its campaign on November 19 against defending champion Hong Kong Eastern Sports Club at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Seigle last played for TNT KaTropa, where he first paired up with Alapag since arriving to the team in 2013. He also had stints in Barako Bull and in his longtime home San Miguel in his 18-year PBA career. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101center_img John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:37Protesters 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 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. On point: Thomas making progress, could join Cavs earlier View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoInter Milan prepare two-year deal for Man Utd veteran Young

first_imgInter Milan prepare two-year deal for Man Utd veteran Youngby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan are prepared to sign Manchester United veteran Ashley Young on a two-year deal.Young, 33, is out of contract with United at the end of the season and negotiations over an extension have stalled.The Englishman is holding out for a longer contract than the one-year deal put on the table by United.He could get that longer deal from Inter Milan, according to The Sun.Inter’s Serie A rivals Roma are also interested in the fullback, with Young free to negotiate with foreign clubs this month. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoWolves chasing Juventus fullback Rogerio

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves chasing Juventus fullback Rogerioby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves are chasing Juventus fullback Rogerio this month.Sky Italia says Wolves have approached Juventus for Rogerio, currently on loan at Sassuolo.The Brazilian turns 21 next week and can play as a left-back or in a more advanced left wing-back role.Wolves are willing to offer €8m for Rogerio in the coming days.But Sassuolo would need to give the all-clear, as his loan with them runs until June 2019. last_img read more

The Cavs Thread The Needle With Kyrie Megadeal

No matter who you feel won Tuesday’s blockbuster Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade — the likes of which were unprecedented in NBA history — there is an irony worth considering in all this.After years of making win-now moves, the Cleveland Cavaliers began straddling the line between immediate contention and considering the future — a must, given Irving’s messy trade request last month and the threat of LeBron James’s pending free agency. In beginning to walk that tightrope, the Cavs effectively switched places with the Boston Celtics, who, until now, had been stingy with future assets, wanting to win the East while also playing the long game.At its core, this all-star point-guard swap was one of survival for the Cavs, even if it did net them a sizable haul. Irving made it known he wanted out, limiting any sort of leverage for the team. And Cleveland had to thread the needle here by not only getting a good, if not great, player to replace a chunk of Irving’s impact, but also landing something for the future in case James bolts next summer.Thomas, who averaged almost 29 points per game last season, and Brooklyn’s 2018 first-round pick clearly checked off those two boxes. But for all the similarities Irving and Thomas share — they’re both undersized, top-flight scorers who struggle on defense — the way they go about generating offense is a bit different. Thomas should be able to shoulder just as much ball-handling responsibility as Irving did. But he played in a free-flowing offense with the Celtics, who boasted the league’s second-best assist percentage. Boston utilized handoffs more than any NBA team — about seven a game, according to Synergy Sports Technology — seeking to take advantage of Thomas’s quickness off the dribble.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/ithandoffblur.mp400:0000:0000:10Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.By contrast, James and the Cavs — 20th in assist percentage — used the second-fewest handoffs in the NBA, with fewer than three per night. Only 22 percent of Irving’s 2-pointers were assisted last year, which suggests that he’s a bit more more self-sufficient from close range than Thomas (34 percent) is.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/irvingisojazz.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/kyrieiso.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Picking up Ante Zizic and Jae Crowder, a solid wing player who can both defend and shoot, should be viewed as icing on the cake for the Cavaliers.1Even more reason for celebration if you’re Cavs owner Dan Gilbert? According to ESPN’s Bobby Marks, the team saved more than $29 million in luxury taxes Tuesday by trading Irving. Probably not championship-level icing, though.Yes, Crowder gives Cleveland an additional perimeter defender, something the club badly needed in last year’s finals against the Warriors. That’s paramount, since Golden State might be more difficult to guard than any team in league history, given all the weapons they boast, and the highly unusual way they use off-ball screens to spring shooters open. But for all the ability Thomas possesses as a scorer — including the disappearing acts he performs around the basket — he stands 6 inches shorter than Irving, and, thus, is even less capable than Irving of stopping anyone on defense. A troubling omen: The Warriors feasted on Thomas’s lack of defense the past three seasons, scoring 108.6 points per 100 plays against the Celtics with Thomas on the court. For context, they only managed 87.2 points per 100 plays against Boston with Thomas on the bench, according to ESPN Stats & Information Group.2In 170 minutes on court and 69 minutes off court over those three seasons with Boston.Besides being a liability on one end of the floor, Thomas, a 28-year-old who figures to want a max contract next summer, is still slowly working through the hip injury that sidelined him for the final three games of the Eastern Conference finals last postseason. If he isn’t right physically, and can’t get there next season, that figures to leave James overburdened offensively in a year when the Cavs are hoping to leave a positive lasting impression ahead of their superstar’s foray into unrestricted free agency.Should the Cavaliers get out to a hot start amid these changes, they could opt to go all-in to take greater aim at the Warriors by dangling the Nets’ pick in hopes of landing a player like DeMarcus Cousins. That would carry an absolute ton of inherent risk, though, given James’s status.The safer choice, of course, would be to hold onto the pick in case James decides to walk. If and when that happened, Cleveland — in hopes of bottoming out and rebuilding through the draft — might decide it makes sense to let Thomas do the same as opposed to signing him to a rich, long-term contract.For the Celtics, who got the best player in this deal, the calculus is more clear-cut: They got a better, younger and taller version of what Thomas was, and one who’s under contract at a reasonable dollar figure for a longer time. (The Celtics — who traded stud defender Avery Bradley to shed salary for Gordon Hayward’s max deal — were already facing cap challenges. Trading for Irving eliminates the max-or-no-max decision on Thomas and gives the Celtics an extra year to take stock of where they are before Irving hits the market.)3ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Tuesday that the Celtics are confident that Irving will stay in Boston long term.It’s fair to wonder whether Boston may have handed over a future No. 1 overall pick in this deal for Irving, though that seems a bit more unlikely this season, given that the Nets have a halfway respectable roster, albeit a young one.4D’Angelo Russell, Jeremy Lin, Allen Crabbe, DeMarre Carroll and Trevor Booker are on the roster, among others.But beyond the players who were dealt, the teams seemingly swapped their long-term outlooks. The Celtics have reached a new stage — one where they finally felt they were within striking distance of LeBron. Only time will tell whether the gamble works out in their favor. The Cavaliers, showing Celtic-like prudence, found a way to replace their disgruntled No. 2 star — while also building an escape hatch should they lose their biggest star. read more

Kramer expected more from Mönchengladbach

first_imgBorussia Mönchengladbach were beaten 2-1 away from home by Hamburger SV and Christopher Kramer admitted that he wanted his side to do a lot better on the final day of the season.It was a crucial battle for the home side as they could possibly avoid the direct relegation by taking all three points but in the end, even the win wasn’t enough and both of the teams were disappointed today.The Mönchengladbach midfielder spoke about his side’s performance as he said, according to borussia.de:Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“It was not a good performance. We did not play to the best of our ability. I did not expect such a strong performance from Hamburg, but of course, there was a lot riding on the match for them.”“We were often second to the ball after straying out of position. The match calmed down a little after we were told about the result in Munich.”“And like I have said numerous times recently: It is a compliment to the club that we are not satisfied with our achievements this season even though we finished ninth. Our expectations are higher after all the hard work we have put in over the last few seasons.”last_img read more

Vintage Jose Mourinho brings back his greatest hits

first_imgPortuguese manager Jose Mourinho gave us all a glimpse of the manager who conquered the world eight years ago, his greatest hits.When one thinks about Jose Mourinho and his greatest hits as a manager, thinking about the time when he defeated FC Barcelona at Camp Nou in the 2010 Champions League semifinal is inevitable.Back then there was a feeling that Pep Guardiola’s squad was completely invincible, and yet Mourinho’s Internazionale Milano came to Camp Nou and eliminated the mighty Barcelona.This was a feat that only a manager like Jose Mourinho was able to accomplish, he was the one who managed to beat that historic side at their very best and nobody will ever take the credit from him.But now that many years have gone by, there was a general feeling that Jose had lost his touch and Manchester United was suffering from an outdated manager who needed to improve on many fronts.This Wednesday’s match at Juventus Stadium was very similar to the one against Barcelona from 2010, a setting in which Jose Mourinho’s squad was considered the weakest from the two and pretty much everybody bet against the Red Devils.But if you know Jose Mourinho, you could already smell that the Portuguese manager was slowly going back to his best self with the Red Devils.Mourinho después del partido: “Yo soy un profesional. Pero ellos me insultaron a mí, mi familia y mi familia interista por 90 minutos, al final del juego solo quería escucharlos más fuerte.”#MouUnoDiNoi💙 pic.twitter.com/IG9d2zrgyu— Inter Latino (@inter_latino) November 7, 2018Jose was even mending his relationship with several players who had lost his confidence throughout the start of this new season, but their performance from this Wednesday proved that the manager has completely turned things around and now there will be very few squads that can stop Manchester United.Since the match against Juventus started, the fans at the stadium began to scream several types of insults against Jose Mourinho and they intensified as soon as Cristiano Ronaldo scored the goal that appeared to have decided the final outcome of this game.The manager remained calm during the final minutes of the game, he was expecting for the perfect moment to unleash his already familiar reaction after getting yet another upset against the favorite for this match.His reaction after his players managed to turn the game around in the final minutes against Juventus, was strangely familiar to the same reaction he had when Internazionale Milano eliminated Barcelona in that 2010 Champions League semifinal.The manager went straight to the fans and celebrated right in front of them, he placed his hand on one ear and asked them to keep yelling at him.➔ Le festejó a los culés en el Camp Nou. ➔ Le festejó a los hinchas de la Juventus en Turín.MOURINHO SIENDO MOURINHO. pic.twitter.com/kx1yfB7fEWJose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.— Invictos (@InvictosSomos) November 7, 2018Mourinho spoke to the press after the match to reveal the reason he reacted the way he did, something that players like Leonardo Bonucci or Paulo Dybala didn’t like one bit and came after the manager when the match was over.“I was insulted for 90 minutes. I came here to do my job, nothing more,” said Mourinho via Goal.“I didn’t offend anyone at the end, I just made a gesture that I wanted to hear them louder. I probably shouldn’t have done it, and with a cool head I wouldn’t have done it, but with my family insulted, including my Inter family, I reacted like this.”“We played a fantastic game, to our top level, as we cannot be any better than this. We came here to play like a team that was against a side with different potential on every level,” he continued.“We managed to win because we played a very, very positive match and we looked for the victory to the very end. We looked for it.”“Fellaini changes the game, most often at home. We didn’t have him in the first leg, Juventus introduced Barzagli to control us, but we immediately went direct and got the goals.”“We introduced Juan Mata not for the free kicks, but to put the crosses in for Fellaini, who always dominates in the air.”“A point or three would’ve changed little for Juventus, but three points makes a big difference to us.””Beautiful Italians insulted me for 90 minutes…” 🤷‍♂️Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho explains his post-match celebrations 👀🎙 @DesKellyBTS pic.twitter.com/C4yONWd2IG— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 7, 2018What do you think about Jose Mourinho’s reaction to his squad’s late victory against Juventus? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more