A Dozen Leftovers

first_imgHere’s a rapid-fire list of links to science stories that looked interesting, but were filling up our backlog.  Thinkers, bloggers and reporters might want to do what they want with them.Baby born after 20 years as a frozen embryo: PhysOrg.Where dinosaurs died reveals how they lived: Live Science.Clues included in diamonds: PhysOrg; but did they look for carbon-14?Neptune was incapable of sending asteroids out to the edge: Science Daily.Crystal cave in Mexico: great photo gallery on National Geographic.NASA has a busy “year of the solar system” on tap: PhysOrg.Talk about global warming: the universe overheated, according to Science Daily.Earliest land plant in Argentina? BBC News.Fish were first to have sex: Discovery Channel.The case of the cannibal T. rex: Live Science.Giant pterosaurs might have flown 10,000 miles nonstop: National Geographic.Monkeys try to make a movie: New Scientist.These 12 stories would have been classified under more than 12 Chain Links, but the catch-all categories Amazing and Dumb will have to suffice for now; readers can pigeonhole them into one or the other.The list provides a small taste of the dozens of headlines, stories, papers, and claims that have to be evaluated each day for a chance to be reported on Creation-Evolution Headlines.  Which one(s) would have won Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week?(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Herbicide considerations for replanted corn

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Following recent and excessive precipitation, many corn producers are now scrambling to replant. While there are many agronomic considerations associated with replanting, University of Illinois weed scientist Aaron Hager said farmers should keep weed control/herbicide issues in mind.“Herbicide-resistance traits in the replanted hybrids should be taken into account,” says Hager, an associate professor in the Department of Crop Sciences at U of I. “For example, if you initially planted a glyphosate-resistant corn hybrid and have areas that need to be replanted, you can replant with a similar glyphosate-resistant hybrid or choose to replant with one that’s not glyphosate-resistant. If you take the second option, you will have to take special precautions to reduce drift with any postemergence glyphosate application, as these plants will be extremely sensitive to glyphosate.”Hager said farmers should consider the interval between the last herbicide application and corn replanting.“For soil-applied corn herbicides, replanting can proceed whenever field conditions are feasible,” he said. “However, for some postemergence corn herbicides, there are intervals between application and replanting. If replanting a corn field previously treated with Spirit, for example, four weeks must elapse between the herbicide application and planting. For NorthStar, the interval is 14 days. For Permit or Yukon, you need to wait one month.”While most soil-applied herbicides allow more than one application per season, a few, such as Acuron and Resicore, can be applied only once. In instances where small areas of a field will be replanted, Hager says some farmers may elect to simply replant without applying any additional residual herbicide.“However, if you decide to make a second application of a particular corn herbicide, keep in mind that many product labels indicate a maximum per-acre rate that can be applied during one growing season,” he said.If farmers need to control corn from the first planting, Hager recommends tillage as an effective first choice. Several herbicides can control existing corn plants if tillage isn’t an option, but Hager says careful attention must be given to what, if any, herbicide resistance trait(s) the existing corn plants contain.“As you might imagine,” Hager said, “glyphosate is very effective for controlling existing stands of corn sensitive to glyphosate. Corn replanting can occur immediately after application, but control might be improved if at least 24 hours elapses between application and replanting. Glyphosate also would control sensitive weeds that might have emerged with the initial stand of corn. Be very cautious to avoid drift when spraying glyphosate, especially if spraying around wet holes.”Other herbicides to control emerged corn include paraquat and glufosinate (only hybrids sensitive to glufosinate), although previous research with these herbicides has demonstrated that complete control is not always achieved. Performance of these products can be improved when applied in combination with atrazine or metribuzin. Paraquat and glufosinate would also control a broad spectrum of emerged weeds.Corn hybrids resistant to glyphosate, glufosinate, or both can be controlled with Select Max prior to replanting field corn. According to label specifications, farmers should apply 6 fluid ounces per acre to control glyphosate-resistant field corn up to 12 inches tall.“Applications should include NIS and AMS (do not use a COC or MSO in this particular use), and care must be taken to avoid in-field overlaps or excessive injury to the replanted corn might occur. Glyphosate can be tank-mixed with the Select Max to control emerged broadleaf weed species. Do not replant fields treated in this way sooner than six days after application or severe injury to the replanted corn can occur,” Hager said.Product labels of ACCase-inhibitors including Poast, Poast Plus, Fusion, Fusilade, Select, and Assure II require an interval between application and rotation to or replanting with grass crops such as corn. These intervals range from 30 (Poast, Poast Plus, Select) to 60 (Fusion, Fusliade) to as many as 120 (Assure II) days, making these products unlikely choices for this particular use. Severe injury to replanted corn can occur if soil residues of ACCase-inhibiting herbicides are taken up by emerging corn plants.last_img read more

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Doubters pushed world champ Biado to Athlete of the Year level

first_imgLOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico LATEST STORIES But even the La Union native had to prove himself in the competition as he faced doubters along the way.READ: Biado credits pool legends Bata, Django for gold medal win“The other athletes were saying that I’m not good and I won’t win. That’s when I was challenged and I worked hard in every match I had,” he said. “I like that more because I’m motivated against them. After that, my hard work eventually paid off and my success continued all year long.”Biado looks at this achievement as a constant reminder of where he came from.“My dream was to just have a good family and to become a world champion. To be an Athlete of the Year is unexpected on my part and this will serve as a good reminder of the good things that has happened in my life,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT After winning gold medals in the 2017 World Games and in the 2017 SEA Games, the 34-year-old cuemaster had his biggest moment when he ruled the 2017 World 9-Ball Championship in Doha, Qatar.READ: Carlo Biado rules world 9-ball FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’m so happy because I never expected the continued success I’ll achieve,” he said Tuesday when he was named as one of the three Athletes of the Year in the SMC-Philippine Sportswriters Association Awards night.Biado’s triumph reasserted the Philippines’ standing as one of the elite countries in the world when it comes to billiards. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ READ: Carlo Biado wins PH’s 2nd gold in poolBut Biado is not resting on his laurels, with prestigious titles in world events this year up for grabs, including a chance for a back back-to-back titles in world 9-Ball“I hope I can continue winning. If I can, I hope I can win back-to-back in the world events so that they will look up to us Filipinos once again in billiards,” he said.RELATED VIDEO Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWhen it rains, it pours.That was exactly the kind of year 2017 was for Carlo Biado, pocketing glory like he effortlessly does on the billiard table wherever he takes the cue.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Sports heroes recognized in 2018 PSA Awards Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Palace to push on with efforts to review K-12 PLAY LIST 00:37Palace to push on with efforts to review K-1201:35Zubiri, Marcos cold to Senate adopting House-OKd budget01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next View commentslast_img read more

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Wilmington Library To Hold Free Musical Baseball Show on April 1

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — To help celebrate the beginning of the 2019 baseball season, the Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is hosting a free musical baseball show featuring local singer-guitarist Howie Newman on April 1, 2019 at 2:30pm.There is no charge for this event, but reservations are required. Call 978-658-2967 or visit http://wilmlibrary.org to register.Newman is a former sportswriter for the Lowell Sun, Patriot Ledger, Boston Globe and other newspapers. He covered the Red Sox for many years and has also remained an avid fan, having visited 91 major and minor league ballparks. He will sing baseball songs, offer up baseball trivia and talk about his days on the Bosox beat.In addition, Newman will hold a free raffle for his two baseball CDs, “Baseball’s Greatest Hits, Volumes 1 and 2.”Not all of the program will focus on baseball. Newman will also play classic songs from yesteryear, including the music of Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond and Doris Day.“Baseball is the one sport that really lends itself to music,” said Newman, whose experience also includes three years of radio color commentary for the Lowell Spinners, a Red Sox farm team. “I’ll be playing a few of my own baseball songs and some other baseball standards that everyone knows. We’ll talk baseball, do some trivia and just have fun. If people have questions about the Red Sox and what it’s like to cover the team, I’ll be happy to answer them.”“It’s going to be a very unique type of show and I’m sure folks will enjoy it,” Newman continued. “I’ll also be playing some old classic songs, so there will be something for everyone.”For more information about Newman and his baseball show, visit http://howienewman.com/baseball-show.(NOTE: The above press release is from Howie Newman.)Like 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… RelatedLIBRARY LINEUP: Musical Baseball Show on April 1; WZLX’s Carter Alan on April 4In “Community”Folk Duo To Kick Off Wilmington Concerts on the Common on July 6In “Concerts on the Common”LIBRARY LINEUP: Summer Bash With Food Trucks & Live Music Set For August 15 On Swain GreenIn “Community”last_img read more

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E3 2019 Bethesdas E3 conference start time recap and more

first_img Tags Share your voice See All You can find the full E3 schedule here if you need to get up to speed on all things Electronic Entertainment Expo, but if you’re mostly interested in Doom, dragons or even the dreamy Todd Howard, you’ll likely want to catch the Bethesda conference live. We’ve got just the information you need right here.bethesda-starfield-logoStarfield was announced at E3 2018, but we’ve heard little since. We won’t be finding out more in June. Bethesda Game Studios What did we see?There was plenty on show at Bethesda’s annual conference, but no sign of Elder Scrolls 6 or Starfield, two of the more hotly anticipated titles from Bethesda Game Studios. A full recap of every announcement, trailer and the big new games can be found here. There’s lots of Fallout 76 content coming, plenty of Elder Scrolls Online news and two new games announced — one from Arkane, developers of Dishonored and one from Tango, the team behind Evil Within. Jump to the recap to find out more.  Aug 19 • Borderlands 3: FL4K, new endgame content and everything else we know The best moments in E3 history Aug 28 • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer, gameplay footage and everything we know We’re there CNET will be on the ground, covering covering E3 2019 alongside our sister site, Gamespot. We’ll update this page throughout the show as more games are announced. Post a comment 13 Photos Gaming The 28 best games on the Xbox One 28 Photos Upcoming E3 press conferencesSaturday, June 8Electronic Arts — The game maker showed off 15 minutes of gameplay for its upcoming adventure game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. It also announced new features for its free-to-download Apex Legends last-man-standing battle royale game, offering a new character and weapon to play with. The company also showed off a new paid update for The Sims 4, called Island Living, that brings the series to a tropical beach. Finally, the company did discuss drama over the mixed reviews for its Anthem action adventure game, saying it “learned a lot” and had more updates and features planned soon.Sunday, June 9Microsoft / Xbox — The gaming giant’s biggest news was Project Scarlett, its next-generation Xbox, coming in 2020. The new device is up to 4x more powerful, the company said, and like the next-gen PlayStation it’ll include a fast non-mechanical SSD hard drive, and it’ll be powered by custom innards built with the help of chipmaker AMD.  The company also announced that Halo Infinite will launch alongside Project Scarlett next year. Meantime, Microsoft is starting public tests of its Project xCloud streaming service in October, promising people the ability to play high end games on their mobile devices while away from home. While fans wait, Microsoft announced an update to its Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 as well as a slew of new games. And action star Keanu Reeves, fresh off the success of John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum, was on stage to announce his involvement with Cyberpunk 2077, which is coming next year.Bethesda — 5:30 p.m. PT (8:30 p.m. ET)Monday, June 10PC Gaming Show — 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET)Ubisoft — 1 p.m. PT (4 p.m. ET)Square Enix — 6 p.m. PT (9 p.m. ET)Tuesday, June 11Nintendo (livestream only) — 9 a.m. PT (noon ET)We’re thereCNET will be on the ground, covering covering E3 2019 alongside our sister site, Gamespot. We’ll update this page throughout the show as more games are announced. • Be(thesda)together. It makes sense. Bethesda It’s E3 time! The world’s biggest celebration of video games is not officially underway, but the press conferences are here to regale us with memes, Keanu Reeves and a ton of surprises. Our bodies are, as they say, ready. The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) itself takes place between June 11 and 13 this year and will, once again, be held in Los Angeles, California. But the big talking points come from the preshow press conferences. In the show’s long history, we’ve seen Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo take the stage, but in more recent years, Bethesda have also stepped up and held its own conference, revealing tidbits of information about upcoming games or entire swaths of resources for hotly-anticipated titles.  You can watch right here: reading • E3 2019: Bethesda’s E3 conference, start time, recap and more 0 Jul 26 • Doom Eternal: QuakeCon ‘Year of Doom’ keynote shows more ‘Battlemode’ action Aug 3 • E3 journalists see their personal info exposed by security flaw E3 2019 E3 2019 Microsoft Sony Nintendolast_img read more

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