Bulldogs Grapple With Panthers

first_imgAfter two cancellations and a lot of patience the Bulldogs were finally able to face off against Knightstown for their final dual meet of the year.  This was a special evening as we spot-lited our youth team of thirty from ages 6-11; along with Ben Westerfeld, Jarret Hootten, and Zach Strub for Senior Night.  All three seniors wrestled great earning nice wins representing themselves and the Bulldogs extremely well.  Ben and Zach both defeated their opponent by pin while Jarret took the long way winning in three periods by a score of 14-9.As a team Batesville won 6 matches while Knightstown went away with 8 of them. The Bulldogs came up just short falling 32-42 against Knightstown ending our dual season with a 12-11 record.The team will now travel to South Dearborn for the EIAC matches followed by Sectionals at Franklin County. Additional matches won by the Bulldogs were from:  Michael Deal; John Moody; and Neal Nobbe. Submitted by Batesville Coach Chris Deal.last_img read more

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Super Sunday action at Tipp racecourse

first_imgAdrian Keatley is hoping Jet Setting can get back on the winning path as the Irish 1,000 Guineas winner lines up for the Group Three Coolmore Stud Home Of Champions Concorde Stakes at 2.10Other leading contenders in the 10-strong field include Aidan O’Brien’s The Happy Prince and Jim Bolger’s Flight Risk, who were the first two home in the Renaissance Stakes at the Curragh last weekend.Gates open at 12 at the Tipperary Racecourse today and the first is off at 1.40 – and along with the racing their is plenty of family fun activities while the Liam McCarthy and the Irish Press Cup will also in attendancelast_img

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Malawi name 34-man provisional squad for Ghana return

first_imgMalawi have named a 34-man provisional squad as they begin preparing for next month’s second leg 2013 Afcon qualifiers against Ghana.The Flames host the Black Stars in Lilongwe with the intention of overturning a two-nil defeat suffered in the away leg and coach Kinah Phiri has already started preparations.The Flames start training this week as the team will be trimmed next week for the final preparations before the game.Amongst the players called up are 26 home based players and eight foreign based players as veteran striker Esau Kanyenda and ex-Orlando Pirates’ Chiukepo Msowoya return to the squad.Full squadGoalkeepers: Owen Chaima (Big Bullets), Richard Chipuwa (Mighty Wanderers), Charles Swini (Escom United) and Simplex Nthala Defenders: Francis Mulimbika, Bongani Kaipa and Foster Namwela (Mighty Wanderers), Steve Chagoma (Blue Eagles), Moses Chavula (free agent), Pilira Makupe and John Lanjesi (Civo United), George Nyirenda (Big Bullets) and Harry NyirendaMidfielders: Robert Ng’ambi, Chimango Kayira and Douglas Chirambo (Big Bullets), Joseph Kamwendo (Mighty Wanderers), Davie Banda (Red Lions), Ndaziona Chatsalira, Frank Banda and Peter Pindani (Silver Strikers), Patrick Gunde (Civo United), Patrick Masanjala and McNius Mhone (Blue Eagles)Strikers: Green Harawa, Rodrick Gonani. (Silver Strikers), Ishmael Thindwa (Epac FC), Chiukepo Msowoya (Escom United), Gabadinho Mhango (Big Bullets), Esau Kanyenda (Bay United); Robin Ngalande, Zicco Mkanda, Peter Wadabwa (Thanda Royal Zulu), Atusaye Nyondo (SuperSport Unitedlast_img read more

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Alvarez’s two monster blasts power Pirates over Brewers 5-2

first_imgPedro Alvarez hits a two-run shot into the right field upper deck during the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, May 25, 2013, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)by Mark KassMILWAUKEE (AP) — Pedro Alvarez hit two home runs, Andrew McCutchen also went deep, and Jeff Locke pitched six shutout innings to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.Neil Walker added a solo home run for the Pirates, who won for a second time in Milwaukee this season, but for only the ninth time since 2007 at Miller Park — against 47 losses.Locke (5-1) gave up three hits and struck out a season-high seven, to win his fourth straight game. It was the second straight game he didn’t give up a run.Mike Fiers (1-3), starting in place of Kyle Lohse (elbow), lasted four innings, giving up four runs, including three home runs, and five hits.Carlos Gomez homered twice for Milwaukee.Milwaukee is 5-17 in May and has not won back-to-back games since April 29-30 at home against Pittsburgh.The Pirates grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first inning as McCutchen hit his seventh home run. It was McCutchen’s fourth home run off Fiers during his career.last_img read more

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To Honor Stacey Weathers, Friends ‘Pay It Forward’

first_imgBy Danielle SchipaniPeople are turning tragedy and their personal grief into acts of kindness and generosity, following the tragic death of Stacey Gregerson Weathers, 46, of Tinton Falls, who died on Route 34 in Colts Neck during a storm on Oct. 3, when a tree fell down on her car.Weathers was the executive director of New Jersey’s chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for over 11 years and is credited with helping raise $7 million for the society during her time there. Her friends said she was a beautiful, vibrant and caring person.More than 1200 people inspired by Weathers’ life have come together on a memorial Facebook page called “This is Stacey.” They are sharing their stories of random acts of kindness in an effort “to share the generous light she left behind.”They are also raising money for the cause Weathers held so dear. At the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation One Walk benefit Sunday the team that called itself “This is Stacey” raised $2,145 for Type 1 diabetes research.Weathers spent much of her time raising money for charity and to remember her, people wish to commemorate her life by helping others. These actions have included buying strangers coffee and gift cards, offering people a car ride, and other acts.One member of the Facebook page, Allison Celmer Cerco, shared with the group, “This morning I paid for the car behind me at Dunkin Donuts. This was something I have always wanted to do but never did. Today I thought it was a good day to do this in honor and memory of Stacey and all the good that she did. I will continue to do random acts of kindness in her honor and will always think of her and share with others what a beautiful, loving and caring person she was.Another member of the page, Santa Myles, told this story: “Today while I was driving through Long Branch, I saw a young man riding his bicycle and struggling to hang onto a backpack and 3 bags. He was having such a hard time as he dropped one of his bags on the street. I turned my car around and asked him if I could help him deliver his bags where he was headed. The look of relief and gratitude that I saw on his face was so uplifting. Would I have done this normally? I would have thought to, but probably would have kept driving, but today I stopped, because of Stacey.”last_img read more

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HUGE LONGSHOT LOST BUS FINDS WAY IN GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA MONICA STAKES; TRAINED BY SHERLOCK, CALIFORNIA-BRED FILLY WINS BY A HEAD UNDER PEREZ IN 1:21.78

first_imgONE WINNING PICK SIX TICKET PURCHASED THROUGH KENTUCKY HUB PAYS $1,132,476.80; SANTA ANITA HAS SUPER HIGH FIVE CARRYOVER OF $24,917 INTO SUNDAY ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2016)–Longshot Lost Bus proved ultra game in winning Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes at Santa Anita by a head under Fernando Perez. Trained by Gary Sherlock, the 4-year-old California-bred filly was tested the length of the stretch and just prevailed over Finest City while covering seven furlongs in 1:21.78.Sent from her number four post position in a field of nine older fillies and mares, Lost Bus, who was claimed three starts back for $32,000 on Nov. 19, was pressed throughout at the rail through splits of 22.42, 44.93 and 1:09.08.“Lost Bus was pretty much going to run before I learned (probable favorite) Sunday Rules wouldn’t be entered, but I was running for third, and it turned out better than that,” said Sherlock, who won the Santa Monica in 2008 with Intangaroo. “There wasn’t a lot of speed in the race, and I told Fernando to go to the front.”One of only two Cal-breds in the lineup, Lost Bus was the longest shot in the field at 60-1 and following a claim of foul lodged by Finest City’s jockey, Corey Nakatani, she paid $131.20, $42.20 and $14.80.Owned by Terry Lovingier, Lost Bus, who is by the In Excess stallion Bring the Heat, notched her first-ever stakes win and improved her overall mark to 11-3-2-2. With the winner’s share of $120,000, she increased her earnings to $256,018.“I got a clean break, I took her to the lead and she was comfortable the whole time,” said Perez. “At the end, she was still trying. Corey was pushing me. We were bumping a little bit down the stretch, but not much to be honest. He just had to take a shot (by claiming foul) to see if he could get the disqualification.”Breaking from the far outside, Finest City broke sharply and pressed the winner gate to wire while just holding off the late charge of favored Tara’s Tango by a neck. Off at 8-1, Finest City paid $10.60 and $6.80.Tara’s Tango, who was ridden by Mike Smith, broke alertly but was taken in hand heading into the far turn, then angled out turning for home and just missed, finishing third, 2 ¼ lengths in front of Living The Life. Off at 3-1, Tara’s Tango paid $4.60 to show.“I couldn’t keep her in a hard drive,” said Smith in reference to his decision to reserve his mount for the stretch run. “I thought I could let them go, give her a breather and then go at them again on the outside and it worked, but I just didn’t get there in time.”With a two-day Pick Six carryover contributing to a massive total Pick Six pool of $1,852,098, there was just one winning ticket, worth $1,132,476.80. Purchased for an as-yet undisclosed amount, the ticket was generated through a Kentucky-based wagering hub.There is a carryover into Sunday’s one dollar Super High Five of $24,917.First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

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How do non-GMO hybrids perform?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest According to the USDA-Economic Research Service in 2015, 85% of the state’s corn acreage was planted to transgenic corn hybrids with 68% of total acreage planted to stacked trait hybrids (http://www.ers.usda.gov/data/biotechcrops/ ). However, many corn growers in Ohio are interested in growing non-transgenic (non-GMO) corns. Some want to grow non-GMO corn to reduce seed costs associated with traited corn and/or take advantage of the premiums offered for non-GMO corn. Growers who have not experienced serious problems with rootworm and corn borer and who have controlled weeds effectively with traditional herbicide programs question the need for transgenic hybrids. There are also corn growers interested in cutting costs by selecting hybrids with fewer transgenic traits for similar reasons.A major concern of growers is whether the yield potential of hybrids with fewer transgenic traits or no transgenic traits is less than that of stacked trait hybrids with multiple genes for above and below ground insect resistance. One explanation for this concern is that some seed companies are no longer introducing non-transgenic versions of certain hybrids or are releasing non-transgenic versions some years after the original hybrid has been introduced.  So, when a new high yielding hybrid is introduced it’s often only available with stacked traits. As a consequence, some growers believe that in order to optimize yields with the newest “genetics” you need to plant stacked trait corn hybrids with transgenic traits for above and below ground insect resistance.Table 1 shows four groupings of hybrids that were entered in the 2014 and 2015 Ohio Corn Performance Tests (OCPT) – 1) hybrids without transgenic traits (non-GMO), 2) hybrids with transgenic herbicide resistance, 3) hybrids with transgenic traits for above ground insect resistance, and 4) hybrids with transgenic traits for above and below ground insect resistance (the latter two groups are also characterized by transgenic herbicide resistance). Table 1 also includes the average yield, range in yield, number of hybrids, and number of test plot comparisons associated with each of these groups. Hybrids with transgenic traits comprised over 90% of the OCPT entries in 2014 and 2015 respectively. The grouping of hybrids with above and below ground insect resistance accounted for the largest number of hybrids tested (62% and 50% in 2014 and 2015, respectively) followed by the grouping of hybrids with transgenic traits for above ground insect resistance only (31% and 40% in 2014 and 2015, respectively). Non transgenic hybrids and hybrids with herbicide resistance accounted for less than 10% of OCPT entries each of these years.In Table 1, the average yields and range in yield of the four hybrid groupings show that non-transgenic hybrids are available that yield competitively with many transgenic corn hybrids in the absence of corn borer and rootworm pressure. Similarly yields of hybrids with transgenic traits for above ground insect resistance only were comparable to yields of hybrids with transgenic traits for above and below ground insect resistance. Force 3G soil insecticide is applied in a T-band to all OCPT plots to minimize rootworm injury.Table 1. Grain yields of hybrids grouped by transgenic traits for above and below ground insect resistance, herbicide resistance and no transgenic traits (Non-GMO), Ohio Corn Performance Test, 2014-2015.20142015TraitsYieldBu/ARangeBu/ANo. ofHybrids1YieldBu/ARangeBu/ANo. ofHybrids1Non-GMO223160-26811(144)204139-27918(213)Herbicide Resistant only194142-2514(36)213151-2622(30)Above Ground Insect Resistance229151-28965(996)226134-29487(1134)Above and Below Ground Insect Resistance226151-282129(2055)207136-304108(1608)Number in parentheses indicates the number of test plot comparisons.Growers interested in identifying high yielding hybrids for non-GMO grain production should consider using the Ohio Corn Performance Test website http://oardc.osu.edu/corntrials/ . Once a region or test location is selected, the sort feature under “Traits” can be used to find “NON-GMO” hybrids. A similar approach can be used to assess the yields of hybrids with varying numbers of transgenic traits.last_img read more

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Backupify’s CEO On Wooing Investors: “It’s Like Dating”

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Here at ReadWriteStart, we’ve been following the Open Angel Forum closely as Jason Calacanis’ project moves from city to city bringing angel investors and worthy startups together in one room. The first event in Los Angeles was of particular success to Backupify, which provides backup for your online social network data, including Facebook, Twitter, Delicious, WordPress, Gmail, Basecamp and many other services. Following the event, the company raised a Series A round of $900,000 from Calacanis, Chris Sacca, First Round Capital and a few others.Earlier this week, CEO Rob May posted his take on the process of raising funding from VCs, which he likens to dating. According to May, pitching to VCs is not about forcing your idea down their throat and convincing them why they should invest in it; if a startup and a VC are meant to be, it will be more like love at first sight.“They either like you and your idea, or they don’t. It’s like dating because your goal in dating is not to convince someone who is a bad match for you that somehow you are really a good match. That’s a recipe for divorce,” says May. “It’s really about finding the person that is naturally a good match. Same way with investors.” One thing that May did much differently than other entrepreneurs seeking funding is that he approached investors without a business plan. While he doesn’t recommend this as a solution for every startup, he does find that in his case, not having a business plan did not really hinder his efforts.“I sat in front of VCs who thought I was crazy for not having a business plan. I was asked ‘how can you run your business if you don’t have a written plan?’,” says May. “I also sat in front of VCs who said ‘glad you didn’t waste time writing a plan, because we wouldn’t read it anyway.’ It’s really more of an art, not a science.”Another less standard practice May chose to include in his presentation at the Open Angel Forum was not a special slide on his pitch deck or a certain phrase; May drank a beer while presenting. Again, he doesn’t suggest this is a solution for everyone, but he uses it as an example of how to relax and “be yourself” when pitching to VCs. They are very experienced at talking to startups and any good VC knows how to spot when you are full of hot air, and they will call you on it.“It’s never easy, not even when you have a good idea. That’s the point. That’s why so few people ever do it,” says May. “If you want to learn to raise money, the best thing to do is go try to raise money.”Photo by Flickr user apol3. Tags:#How To#start Related Posts center_img chris cameron Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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John Wall Eyes January Return Return To Relevance

John Wall has missed the entire wretched season so far of the Washington Wizards because of a knee injury. Hurt more has been Wall’s professional pride.The 2010 No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft hardly is mentioned among the top point guards in the league anymore, and that eats at him — and inspires him.“If you look at the list of the point guards of the future, I’m not up there,” Wall told YahooSports. “That gives more motivation to me when I get back to show the NBA what I really have to give to the league. They will respect me again. Everybody will see. I won’t do the talking. I will let my game do the talking.”Wall said based on how he has felt recently (no pain after three consecutive up-tempo workouts) that he should return to the lineup in January. He averaged 16.3 points, eight assists and 4.5 rebounds last year in the lockout-shortened season.As a rookie, he was sidelined a dozen games for knee and foot injuries, but was the MVP of the rookie vs. sophomore challenge during NBA all-star weekend. Sill, he told YahooSports that he played through injuries to not let his team down, but playing injured limited his mobility and put himself at further risk.“There is no reason to force myself back and re-injure myself and have another setback where I don’t start next season or I got to miss next season,” Wall said. “I’m just taking my time.“If I play 20 games, I just go out there and play them. I’m not giving up on my team and they’re not giving up on me. They know I’m working hard to try to get back.”Watching from the bench with a stress injury to his left patella in general and his team struggling (league-worse 3-23)  in particular has been learning for Wall, he told YahooSports.“I always love the game, but you respect the game more when you can’t play,” Wall said. “I have never been injured before seriously. I’m watching every point guard that comes in and what they’re doing and how teams are doing against my team and what I can do when I get back.“When I feel like I can run and do everything like I used to, cut, jump like I used to, run fast like I used to (I will return). And I feel like I am getting closer and closer to those steps.” read more

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