Should we believe Amari Cooper saying Jon Gruden didn’t want to trade him?

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceAmari Cooper isn’t only a different receiver with the Cowboys. He’s apparently trying his hand at news-breaking now, too.Cooper told The Athletic’s Calvin Watkins Thursday that Raiders coach Jon Gruden didn’t want to trade him, rather that owner Mark Davis spearheaded sending Cooper to Dallas for a 2019 first-round pick in late October. Watkins also included in his story that Cooper said former Raiders general manager …last_img read more

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Giants hit the waiver wire, acquire three players, subtract two from 40-man roster

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — It was expected that Giants’ president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi would devote most of his time this week to hiring a new manager.Even if that’s where Zaidi’s attention is focused, he’ll always have an eye on Major League Baseball’s waiver wire.Zaidi was busy on Tuesday as the Giants added three players and subtracted two from their 40-man roster. San Francisco acquired former Rockies pitcher Rico Garcia, former Angels infielder Kean Wong and former Royals pitcher …last_img read more

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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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Win a pair of tickets to the African Music Concert

first_imgThe objective of the concert is to help strengthen a sense of unity among African nations and promote a spirit of oneness among Africans.Some of Africa’s leading musicians will perform at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg to harness the power of music to unite people of different nationalities across the continent.The African Music Concert takes place on Saturday, 21 November and offers fans the opportunity to see some of Africa’s finest performers, such as Wiz Kid, AKA, Davido, KO, Flavour and Bucie, live in action.A star-studded line-up will feature performances from Uhuru, RunTown, Vanessa Mdee, Victoria Kimani, Burna Boy, Durban Nyts, Emmy G, and Anatii as well as the world-renowned Soweto Gospel Choir, among many others.The objective of the concert is to help strengthen a sense of unity among African nations and promote a spirit of oneness among Africans.Brand South Africa has partnered with the African Music Concert under the theme Agenda 2063: The Ties that Bind Us.In this capacity Brand South Africa offers you the chance join the celebration and win double tickets to the African Music Concert. Two sets of double tickets are up for grabs for a pair of the best seats in the house in the concert’s golden circle – ensuring you won’t miss a beat.To enter the competition and stand a chance of getting your hands on these tickets have a look at Play Your Part’s Facebook and Twitter pages.Concert gates open at 1pm and the show begins at 2.45pm.last_img read more

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Ohio wheat had a tough year

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With wet weather harvest delays, deep discounts on delivery and low yield at the end, wheat had a rough year. Are there reasons we should still grow wheat?Crop rotation — wheat adds a third crop to our rotation. Generally we get a 10% yield bump to the next crop in the rotation. And with a three-crop rotation we reduce disease and insect pressure for all crops.Wheat can be a good cover crop. We can plant it after soybean harvest, unlike other cover crops. We can even plant it after corn, but be aware that Fusarium head blight will likely be worse if you are planning on grain harvest. Wheat, like oats and cereal rye will help hold onto nitrates. If we want we can graze wheat, or if we get a good stand and have good prospects, we can keep it to harvest as grain. This may be our perfect cover crop. Production possibilities for wheatPlanting date — Fly free date in Ohio is also our agronomic trigger for the best planting dates. From recent experience we probably want to plant within a week to 10 days after the date. Long-term data says we should get about the same yield if we plant in the 14-day window following fly free. Fly free dates in Ohio range from Sept. 22 in northern Oho to Oct. 5 at Southpoint.We can reduce the chance of nutrient movement by applying the fertilizer in the spring into the growing crop. If, for example, we need 90 pounds of P2O5, we also get 20 to 35 pounds of N along with that (assuming MAP 11-52-0 or DAP 18-46-0). This puts on the N when we need it in the spring and gives us a growing crop to apply phosphorus.Variety selection — get good genetics with excellent disease resistance. Pierce Paul, our OSU wheat and corn pathologist, says that to reduce the threat of Fusarium head blight and to get good yields, choose a variety with high resistance to head blight and plan to apply a fungicide if conditions require.Row width — we have possibilities. Using a drill we can plant at six to 10 inches. And many of us have our split row soybean planters – on 15-inch rows. It gets a cover out there and doesn’t take too large of a yield hit.What will 15-inch row wheat yield?  Because some Ohio wheat producers are interested in growing soft red winter wheat in 15-inch rows to utilize a more precise planting implement, we can reduce equipment inventory, Modify Relay Intercrop (MRI) soybeans into wheat, sow cover crops, establish a forage crop, and/or reduce seed costs.Wheat yield in a 15-inch row is important in evaluating a row spacing change.Research done by Beuerlein and Minyo in 2008 in Ohio with three wheat trials found 7.5 inch row spacing to out yield 15-inch row spacing by about 7.2 % or 6.6 bushels per acre (bushel per acre).In 2009 and 2010, Lee and Herbek, of the University of Kentucky, grew three varieties of wheat at two locations in 15-inch and 7.5-inch rows. Varieties tested were known to be prolific (varieties produce a lot of tillers). Yields ranged from 70 to just over 120 bushel per acre. In two of the environments, there were no differences in yield between 15-inch and 7.5-inch rows. In the other two environments, wheat yields in 15-inch rows were about 8.5% less than wheat yields in 7.5-inch rows.Johnson, in 2006 and 2007, examined wheat yield in 7.5 and 15-inch row wheat in Ontario. Wheat yields were reduced from 5 to 8 percent when wheat rows were widened.In Ohio selected wheat varieties have been evaluated over yield in 15-inch rows. In 2014, at the OARDC Wooster site, 25 varieties averaged 109 bushels per acre with a range from 115.5 to 101.4 bu/ac. Two year tests of 14 varieties gave an average yield over all varieties of 100.3 bu/ac and a range of 103.7 to 96.1 bu/ac.In summary, where row comparisons were made over row spacing; wide row wheat averaged about 7.4 percent less than narrow wheat for the varieties selected. However, the data would suggest the wide row yield effect is also influenced by variety and site. Seed costs may be reduced when going to a wide row. Long term data from Steve Prochaska and Jason Hartschuh at OSU’s Crawford County farm show a 16 year average yield of 75 bushels per acre for wheat and 31 bushels per are soybeans in their MRI work — not bad for two crops in one year. A Factsheet on MRI is available here: read more

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Before “Jobs”: The Films That Captured The Apple Visionary

first_img12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Mix one part college dropout, two parts entrepreneurial spirit, three parts vision . . . and you’ve got a one-of-a-kind Steve Jobs. The movie starring Ashton Kutcher as the Apple visionary, Jobs, hits theaters Aug. 16. Apple’s iconic founder was a highly influential and — for the relentless work ethic he expected of himself and his employees — controversial figure in the tech industry, which is why his story makes for such compelling film fodder. Before you see the biopic, look at the former, future, and current attempts at capturing the personal and professional life of Jobs on screen. Tags:#Apple#film#Jobs#PopSugar Tech#Steve Jobs iSteveIn iSteve, a parody starring Justin Long, watch 60 minutes of “the most poorly researched biopic of any person ever” (their words).Images and video courtesy of Getty, MacWorld/iWorldSee Also: Steve Jobs: The Least Disruptive Entrepreneur EverMore stories from PopSugar Tech:Hyperloop by the Numbers: Decoding Elon Musk’s Vision For the FutureTour the TARDIS! See the Blue Box From Both Sides of the PondWhether It’s Bass or Budget, the Best Headphones For Every ListenerStargazing: the Best Shots of the Perseid Meteor ShowHow to Avoid Spoilers During Heisenberg’s Return to TV 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad at MacworldWe did get to hear about the experience of making the film from Ashton himself at this year’s 2013 Macworld Expo. The actor discussed his geek cred and talked about playing one of his heroes. 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Aaron Sorkin BiopicBack in 2011, we found out that Sony Pictures acquired the rights to Jobs’s authorized biography, written by Walter Isaacson. Aaron Sorkin, writer of The Social Network, was picked to spearhead the film, which will focus on the backstage drama of Apple’s famed product launches. Sorkin’s version will reportedly feature three 30-minute scenes presented in real time. JobsThe biopic starring Ashton Kutcher as the Apple founder and Josh Gad, who plays Steve Wozniak, was set to hit theaters April 19 but was delayed until this week’s wide release When this clip surfaced in January, after premiering at Sundance, our readers were split: 42 percent were excited to see Ashton in this role of a lifetime, and 58 percent thought the former That ’70s Show star is not the right actor to play Jobs. nicole nguyen Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview  In 1995, a former Apple employee-turned-tech journalist sat down with Steve to discuss his early career and vision for renewing the company. Seventeen years later, the entire in-depth interview has been released, featuring over an hour of the then-CEO of NeXT Computer and Pixar. Related Posts Editor’s note: This post was originally published by our partners at PopSugar Tech. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Pirates of Silicon ValleyThe made-for-TV film, starring Noah Wyle as Steve Jobs and Anthony Michael Hall as Bill Gates, is a look at the young founders and the fight to control the personal computer market. It’s one of our all-time geeky movie faves and a must watch for those interested in the development of tech’s biggest companies. last_img read more

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Indians celebrate division title with eyes on Series win

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC As they left the field, the Indians were handed AL Central championship T-shirts, caps and swimming googles to put on before heading to their clubhouse. Moments later, champagne corks popped and the room was turned into a free-for-all of sudsy spray.Last year, the Indians celebrated their division, playoff and AL Championship Series wins on the road. Being at home made this one more special.“It never gets old,” said pitcher Josh Tomlin, who has been with the Indians since 2010. “This is why you play the game — to win. And to be able to celebrate victories like this or little milestones like this.”Kluber could be on his way to a second Cy Young Award win, following 2014′s. The right-hander is 10-1 in his last 10 starts.Despite missing nearly a month, he leads the league in wins (17), ERA (2.35), shutouts (3) and complete games (5).In the major statistical categories, Kluber trails only Boston’s Chris Sale, his closest competition for the pitching award, in strikeouts.“He’s a tough draw,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “He’s a premier guy. The year he won the Cy Young is the way he looks now. He’s in the conversation again this year.”CENTER OF ATTENTIONJason Kipnis didn’t embarrass himself in the outfield. He didn’t do anything, really.The Indians’ two-time All-Star second baseman made his debut in center but didn’t have a chance. He had been on the disabled list since Aug. 6 with a hamstring injury. MOST READ BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES “It was good. I didn’t touch a ball all day offensively or defensively,” said Kipnis, who struck out twice. “I had nothing, but it was fun. Obviously, I had some nerves.”As soon as Kipnis left the game, two balls were immediately hit to center.ANOTHER STREAKThe Indians have allowed four runs or less in 24 consecutive games, the longest such streak since the St. Louis Cardinals had a 25-game run in 1942-3.TRAINER’S ROOMRoyals: C Salvador Perez (pulled side muscle) and OF Lorenzo Cain (rest) sat out but are expected to return Tuesday for the series opener in Toronto.Indians: All-Star 2B Jose Ramirez (hamstring) was rested for the second day in a row as a precaution. … Team president Chris Antonetti said there is still no clarity on whether OF Michael Brantley will return this season. He’s been out since Aug. 9 with an ankle injury. … Rookie OF Bradley Zimmer (broken hand) is keeping up with his conditioning and maintaining his arm strength after surgery. Zimmer had a plate and nine screws inserted into his hand, which he broke on a headfirst dive into first.UP NEXTRoyals: Either RHP Ian Kennedy or Sam Gaviglio will start against the Blue Jays. Kennedy missed his last turn in the rotation with shoulder fatigue. Gaviglio has started twice since being claimed on waivers from Seattle.Indians: RHP Mike Clevinger will look for his 11th win on Tuesday in the opener of a three-game series in Los Angeles. He was drafted by the Angels in 2011 and traded to Cleveland in 2014. The Cleveland Indians celebrate winning the American League Central Division after defeating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 after a baseball game in Cleveland, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. At right is manager Terry Francona. (AP Photo/Phil Long)CLEVELAND — There was champagne chilling on ice for them, bottles and bottles of bubbly and beer.But before the Cleveland Indians partied after winning a second straight AL Central title, there was work to be done to complete a week none of them will ever forget.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Parker’s layup completes Sparks sweep of Mercury; Finals rematch set Read Nextcenter_img Kluber (17-4), who has lost once since July 4, allowed three singles in seven innings and has not given up a run in 22 straight.The right-hander set the tone on a day of celebration which began with the Indians standing together in front of their dugout to watch a flag rise beyond the center-field wall commemorating their latest division title.The Indians were going to have a good time — win or lose — but they didn’t want to disappoint another sellout crowd or fans captivated by their recent record 22-game winning streak.“When we come out here and it’s time to play, we want to win,” Kluber said. “Nobody in that clubhouse likes losing, so regardless of whether we clinched or not, we were going to come out and try to win the ballgame and here’s what we’re going to do from here on out.”Encarnacion homered in the fourth off Danny Duffy (8-9) as the Indians improved to 33-5 since Aug. 11 despite getting only three hits.The Royals closed to 3-2 in the eighth on a two-out, two-run single by Brandon Moss off Tyler Olson. Cody Allen finished the inning and then worked out of a two-on jam in the ninth for his 28th save.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City They could have taken the easy route and phoned it in.Not this team.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“We want to win,” Corey Kluber said.Cleveland’s ace pushed to the front of the Cy Young race with another dominant start and Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer as the Indians, who officially clinched the division crown a day earlier, kept on rolling with a 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals. 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Saina enters final of Australian Open

first_imgAce Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal stands just a win away from clinching her second title of the year after she stunned world number two and top seed Chinese Shixian Wang in a gruelling three-game semifinal contest of the USD 750,000 Star Australian Super Series in Sydney on Tuesday.Saina NehwalSixth-seeded Saina prevailed 21-19 16-21 21-15 in a marathon match, which lasted an hour and 16 minutes.”Beat world number 2 wang shixian in a tough 3 game match. Through to the final of the Australian Open super series!” tweeted the Indian after recording her fifth overall win against the Chinese nemesis, which took their head-to-head record to 5-3.Saina, who had ended up on the losing side in their previous two encounters — the most recent being the All England Championships, showed tremendous grit to outsmart the top-seeded Wang.As expected, it was evenly-contested battle between the two players, who are pretty familiar with each others tactics.In the opening game, it went neck and neck till 19-19 before Saina broke away to seal the issue in her favour.Not the one to give up easily, Wang roared back in the second game. The two players were even till the 16th point but Wang broke off from that point to draw level with Saina.However, Saina proved in the final battle of attrition and won the deciding third game rather comprehensively to enter the final.Saina had earlier this year won the India Open Grand Prix Gold in Delhi.last_img read more

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National Touch League day one wrap

first_imgBy BEN HARRISSydney Rebels, ACT Pirates and Brisbane City Cobras had a perfect start to their National Touch League campaign in the mixed open division at Coffs Harbour.After day one, the trio won all of their three matches.The Rebels are looking for their fifth consecutive NTL title and started off with a bang by recording wins over Sunshine Coast Pineapples (10-1), South Australia Heat (11-4) and Tasmania (7-4).The Pirates and Cobras lead the charge in Pool B but play each other on day two.The winner of the match will no doubt top the group.The Queensland sides dominated day one of the men’s T-League with North Queensland Tropical Cyclones and Central Queensland Bulls (A) leading their respective Pool A and Pool B divisions.Hunter Western Hornets and Sydney Scorpions went three from three in the women’s T-League and look like the teams to beat in the division.The Pineapples and Scorpions lead the way in the men’s 30s group, while South Queensland Sharks and Hornets are in front in the women’s 35s division.Men’s 40s is an interesting division with the top five teams separated by four points.In the women’s 40s, South West Queensland Swans are the only undefeated team left following their perfect start to the tournament.Scorpions, Sharks and Hornets are neck-and-neck in the men’s 45s division.In the two oldest divisions, Sydney Mets and Sharks are on top in the men’s 50s, and the Tropical Cyclones lead the way in the men’s 55s.The senior mixed has the Scorpions on top of the tree with 12 points from their three games.Day two taps-off at 9am on Thursday.You can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2015 National Touch League in the following ways: Websites Social Media Facebook – Twitter – (be sure to use the hashtag #NTL2015) Instagram – YouTube – (live streaming of select games will occur, stay tuned to for all of the links) Related LinksNTL day onelast_img read more

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Red dresses hang from Gatineau lamp posts for mmiw

first_imgAnnette FrancisAPTN National NewsGATINEAU – As hundreds of Sisters in Spirit vigils across the country have come to an end, 40 red dresses remain hanging from lamp posts in Gatineau Quebec.Each life-less dress hangs on a lamp-post by a hanger, a type-written note attached, which reads, “In Memory of Thousands of Missing, Murdered and Abused Women.”   It’s quite an eerie visual on display, says the project coordinator Lillian Beaudoin.They’ve been carefully hung there, left to blow in the wind for the past week. Each donated dress represents someone’s missing or murdered mother, daughter, granddaughter or grandmother and according to Beaudoin, although there’s only 40 dresses the project is doing what was intended, to get people talking about the need for an inquiry into missing or murdered Indigenous women.Beaudoin is a life-long resident of the city of Gatineau, located across the river from Ottawa, but she says home is Kitigan Zibi First Nation, the same reserve where two teenaged girls went missing six years ago and have never been heard from since.Maisy Odjick and Shannon Alexander are two of over 1,200 missing or murdered Indigenous women across Canada since 1980.Beaudoin says something has to be done.“Its more than a crisis, it’s unacceptable, it’s crazy,” she says. “Sometimes I’m embarrassed to be Canadian because we let this go on for so long.” That’s why Beaudoin brought the Red Dress project to her hometown. “I believe education is key and knowledge is power and while we were doing this project, and putting up the red dresses, people were looking at them and asking questions, it’s starting a dialogue and that’s really what this is all about,” she says.Gatineau resident Clarisa Piercey says people are becoming more aware of the issue.  She also believes something has to be done, the government needs to call an inquiry because it’s a shame that in this day and age, nothing’s being done.Beaudoin borrowed the idea from Jaime Black, a Metis artist from Winnipeg who began the project four years ago, to honour and represent the women and their families.The dresses will be removed Monday, but Beaudoin says plans are underway for another community to put them on display. She says the exhibit will be back in Gatineau next year, and will continue every year to keep the conversation going, to get people to stand up and speak out for an [email protected]last_img read more

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