Ranieri declares Fulham are ‘alive’ after comeback

first_imgClaudio Ranier is confident Fulham will stay up.[Picture: Simon Matthews/PA Wire]Claudio Ranieri declared Fulham are “alive” again following the dramatic 4-2 win over Brighton.Aleksandar Mitrovic scored twice as the Whites came from two goals down to breathe life into their relegation battle.Fulham, who had lost all four of their previous matches since the turn of the year, were staring down the barrel of another defeat after two first-half goals from Glenn Murray.But Calum Chambers pulled one back with his first Fulham goal before two trademark Mitrovic headers put the hosts in front, and Luciano Vietto opened his account with the fourth to wrap up the victory.“This three points means that we are alive, we can see a little light in front of us,” said manager Ranieri.“It is only a little step but we are alive. We showed very good fighting spirit.“It was a very strange match, we were 2-0 down after 17 minutes. At half-time, I gave confidence to my players and positivity. I told them we are in the match.“The goal from Chambers was very important, it gave the players the opportunity to say ‘we can do something good tonight’.“We deserved to win and we played very good football.”Murray had not scored in his previous nine Premier League matches but found Fulham’s defence as accommodating as usual – he had tucked away his sixth and seventh goals in his last five games against them.Yet somehow Fulham clawed themselves back into the contest two minutes after the interval, Chambers beating Mat Ryan from 20 yards before Mitrovic twice threw himself in where it hurts to turn the match on its head.A nervous final 10 minutes looked in prospect until Tom Cairney struck the crossbar and Vietto tucked the rebound away to complete the dramatic turnaround.Fulham remain second from bottom but are now two points behind Cardiff and five from safety.It is now three straight defeats for Brighton, and manager Chris Hughton said: “Of course I was angry afterwards. You don’t expect to concede four goals. That’s not like us.“I thought as good as we were in the first half we were as poor in the second half.“Mitrovic is a very good player but we conceded poor goals. If I’m looking at the first goal we allow a player to strike from the edge of the box and that gives them momentum.“Looking at the four goals we conceded they are four poor goals which is not like us, particularly in the form we have been in. We found it hard to cope in the second half and we didn’t work hard enough.”See also:Fulham pull off brilliant comeback to beat Brighton Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youProperty Investment | Search AdsDubai Real Estate Investment Properties May Surprise YouProperty Investment | Search AdsUndoApartments for Sale | Search AdsApartments in Dubai Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkApartments for Sale | Search AdsUndoHealth & Human Research7 Arthritis Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayHealth & Human ResearchUndoEasyvoyage[Photos] Top 30 of the most beautiful women in the worldEasyvoyageUndoCodigosi.com5 little everyday things to lose weightCodigosi.comUndoTopGadgetAdvisorAre You Looking For a Remedy For Neck Pain?TopGadgetAdvisorUndolast_img read more

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How reliable will this year’s test plot data be?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio’s corn and soybean crops experienced exceptional growing conditions in 2015, including record rainfall in June and July followed by a drier than normal August conditions in many areas. The persistent rains saturated soils and caused localized ponding and flooding. These conditions resulted in root damage and N loss that led to uneven crop growth and development between and within fields. Agronomists often question the value of test plot data when adverse growing conditions severely limit yield potential.The validity of test plot results depends primarily on whether effects of the varied stress conditions are uniform across test plots. If not, test plot data may be questionable. To be certain that effects of stress were fairly uniform, it would be necessary to monitor test plots on a regular basis to determine crop response to the various stresses as they occurred; however, such monitoring was probably unlikely in many test plot fields.Another problem with test plot results is that the various yield limiting factors may accentuate the natural “variability” already existing in the field, and may thereby further “mask” the true treatment effects that are being compared. Stress conditions like the ponding and saturated soils this year coupled with slight differences in soil organic matter, drainage, weed control, etc. across a field may magnify differences in crop performance.If one assumes that the varied stress conditions affected test plots uniformly within a field, then interpretation of test plot data becomes an issue. This issue can be especially relevant when evaluating results of hybrid and cultivar performance trials affected by excessive soil moisture. Did a hybrid or cultivar yield well under saturated soils because it genuinely possessed some flooding tolerance or because it was planted in better drained areas of the field? This year we have more than a 100 bushels per acre difference in plot yield between hybrid entries planted at different locations within a field that are related to soil drainage and N loss. Usually there are striking visual differences between such plots associated with plant height and overall plant health but differences are not always pronounced.Test plot information this year can still be very useful but take precautions. Results from single on-farm strip tests should not be used to make a decision on adoption of a treatment or variety. Even replicated data from a single test site should be avoided, especially if the site was characterized by abnormal growing conditions. Use test plot data from multiple sites (and preferably from at least two years of testing) and inquire about the weather patterns and conditions associated with the results. Look for consistency in a product or cultivar’s performance across a range of environmental conditions.last_img read more

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Resistant Corn Borer Found

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Emily UnglesbeeDTN Staff ReporterROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) — Scientists have found populations of European corn borer in Canada that are fully resistant to the Bt trait Cry1F, sold under the brand name Herculex I.So far, the discoveries are limited to the Maritimes region, specifically Nova Scotia — where single-trait Cry1F hybrids were used. But all corn growers who still rely on single-trait corn hybrids, such as Herculex I and Herculex XTRA, are at risk, scientists told DTN.Farmers in both the U.S. and Canada should check with their seed dealer to see if they are using or have access to pyramided corn hybrids, which add additional corn borer traits such as Cry1Ab (YieldGard Corn Borer) or Cry1A.105 + Cry2Ab2 (YieldGard VT Pro).Representatives from Corteva Agriscience, which owns the Cry1F trait, told DTN that single-trait Cry1F hybrids will not be sold under any Corteva seed brands in Canada by the 2020 season — but they could not speak for other seed companies. In the U.S., use of single-trait Cry1F hybrids is still occurring in “minimal quantities” in “scattered pockets” of the country, said Clint Pilcher, global biology leader for Corteva.In addition to checking with your seed supplier, growers can use the Handy Bt Trait Table from Michigan State University to check which Bt traits they’re using: https://lubbock.tamu.edu/…. The Cry1F trait is sold under multiple brands by many seed companies via licensing agreements.Here are corn hybrids known to contain only Cry1F to control corn borer:— Herculex 1— Herculex XTRA— AcreMax1— TRIsectRemember that if you are still using a single-trait hybrid, you are required to plant a structured 20% non-Bt refuge.Corteva believes Cry1F remains effective against corn borer beyond the Maritimes region of Canada, as the company monitors for Bt resistance each year across corn-growing regions of North America, said Nick Storer, global regulatory advocacy lead for Corteva.However, scientists from the University of Guelph, who confirmed the Bt-resistant corn borer populations in Nova Scotia, are already investigating another case of unexpected corn borer injury outside of this region, said Tracey Baute, an entomologist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.The Canadian scientists are urging all growers to be on the lookout for corn borer injury this year, Baute said. Even corn hybrids that have two corn borer traits could be compromised if one of the traits is Cry1F, since scientists don’t yet know how widespread this type of corn borer resistance is, she said.The problem is most farmers are not always watching for corn borer injury, Baute noted. Decades ago, corn borer was a major economic pest of corn — and it still is, for non-GM corn growers. But for the past 20 years, the pest has been so well controlled by Bt traits that a generation of farmers have grown up not having to scout for it, Baute explained.“We’ve all relaxed our monitoring for this pest, and now we have to go back to the drawing board,” she said.Corn borer populations are on the rise in parts of the Corn Belt where non-GM corn production is increasing, noted Michigan State University Extension entomologist Christina DiFonzo. “But I don’t get the impression that a lot of people are walking through their corn scouting for it, or know exactly what traits they are planting for it, so [resistance] could be going under the radar pretty easily.”Growers may need to reacquaint themselves with the signs of corn borer injury in corn, which include finding shot holes in corn leaves, “frass” (insect excrement) from the larva tunneling holes into the stalk, broken tassels, stalks falling over and ears dropping on the ground before harvest. See more details from this guide here: https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/….Corn borer is now the second corn pest to develop resistance to the Cry1F trait in recent years. Two years ago, scientists from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and New York reported Cry1F-resistant populations of western bean cutworm, as well. That pest has now been removed from Cry1F’s marketing language, and the Handy Bt Trait notes what regions growers should expect to use non-Bt controls for this pest.The Handy Bt Trait table will be updated soon with the confirmed corn borer resistance to Cry1F, DiFonzo said. In the meantime, entomologists are urging growers to add the pest to their scouting regimen once again and notify university Extension offices if they find unexpected damage.“We need to get back in touch with the corn borer,” DiFonzo said.For more information on the discovery of European corn borer resistance to Cry1F in Nova Scotia, see this article from the Canadian Corn Pest Coalition: https://www.cornpest.ca/….See also this article from Baute: http://fieldcropnews.com/….Read more from a U.S. perspective on the discovery from DiFonzo: https://www.canr.msu.edu/….Emily Unglesbee can be reached at Emily.unglesbee@dtn.comFollow her on Twitter @Emily_Unglesbee(PS/AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Made To Order: Big Moves In Online Food Delivery

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Thanks to your smartphone, we spend arguably almost every waking moment online. And the past few years have taught retailers and consumers the value of e-commerce on these multi-function devices. But are we missing something? Is this platform also the future of online food ordering and delivery?A flurry of major moves in the space practically scream that online, specifically mobile, is becoming the new driving force in food sales. And it’s not just one company leading the charge; several are demonstrating that digital devices are the hunting and gathering tools of our society.This past quarter, Domino’s Pizza saw a 5% rise in sales internationally. Five percent may not sound like a big number, but when you realize the company has a market cap of $30 billion, that’s $1.5 billion – literally, tons of dough. Breaking it down where all the sales came from, 40% of Domino’s delivery sales were from the Web. The bottom line is, people are lazy and crave the easiest possible methods to get what they want. A 2012 report from the National Restaurant Association found that in the past year, 36% of Americans placed an order online; 46% said they would order via a smartphone app if that option were available. Huge numbers of consumers are taking advantage of the convenience of pocket technology to do what Americans love to do: Eat.  But if you’re thinking it’s just the big, household name brands that are tapping in, or the online giants like Seamless and LivingSocial, that’s not the full story. Turns out both established Web companies and startups are getting a taste.House SpecialsLast week OpenTable, the online reservation giant that books 10 million diners a month at over 26,000 restaurants, announced an agreement to acquire Foodspotting for $10 million in cash. Foodspotting is an app for finding and sharing great dishes. The deal is a chess move on the part of OpenTable to seize the growing mobile market, and capitalize on that company’s community of more than 3 million users.In late January, Venice-based social dining prix-fixe community Grubwithus launched GrubTonight, an iPhone app for dinner reservations geared towards meeting new people. Amy Partridge, Grubwithus’ director of communications, says the plan is to scale quickly and host meals in L.A., San Francisco, Chicago and New York by the Fall. Grubwithus has more than 40,000 registered diners in about 1,000 restaurants across 50 cities in the U.S., Canada and the UK.Eddy Lu, Grubwithus’ co-founder and chief executive, says the company built the new app in two months, with the goal to deliver spur-of-the-moment dining experiences.“Everyday I ask myself the question ‘what am I going to do tonight,’” Lu said. The answer always involves dinner. “We built GrubTonight for the spontaneous person who doesn’t have time or the ability to make plans days in advance.”Also in Venice (currently experiencing a dining renaissance in brick-and-mortar locations), food delivery startup ChowNow announced a $3 million funding round a few weeks ago. The service, which debuted in May 2012, allows eaters to order and pick up food using their Facebook account or mobile device. With the new funding, ChowNow is set to expand to more locations, and is eyeing catering services, as well as new venues like delis inside grocery stores, gyms, juice bars, resorts and food trucks.“The vast majority of to go orders come from repeat-loyal customers,” explained Christopher Webb, ChowNow’s co-founder and chief executive. Webb thinks his company can help foster long-term relationships between diners and vendors. Although not as well known as others, his service was one of the first to incorporate social networking and smartphones as tools to make orders. Beyond The U.S.This isn’t just an American trend. In August, Berlin, Germany-based ordering site Delivery Hero raised $49 million in funding. Delivery Hero is basically a hub for finding menus and placing online orders. Founded in late 2010, the company operates in 11 countries across four continents, with more than 30,000 participating restaurants. Each region the company operates in has their own separate site in that nation’s native tongue; plus corresponding mobile app. In Latin America, mobile service and content publisher Movile just invested $2.6 million in iFood, a Brazilian iOS and Android ordering service similar to Grubhub. Now Movile is planning on taking that product global, shooting for reaching 5,000 restaurants by 2014. Before its acquisition, iFood generated $10 million in revenue for its 1,000 restaurant partners. In many ways Brazil’s booming tech scene is a microcosm of global trends, a region expected to generate $4 billion in home delivery sales in 2013. This space will only continue to get bigger and more lucrative as more restaurants get on board and more diners take note. Perhaps the best, under-the-radar move for an entrepreneur or Web developer is to take advantage of a hungry public and get some food-related apps and services ready for the table as soon as possible.Image courtesy Of Shutterstock Related Posts Tags:#online food delivery center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting adam popescu 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Tom Westley to make England debut in third Test against South Africa

first_imgEssex batsman Tom Westley will make his international debut for England in next week’s third test against South Africa, replacing injured Garry Ballance at number three in the 13-man squad.Westley has enjoyed a prolific season for Essex in the County Championship, scoring 478 runs, including two centuries, at an average of 53.11.The 28-year-old right-hander also scored an unbeaten 106 for England Lions last month against a full-strength South African bowling attack.Middlesex’s middle order batsman Dawid Malan, the other new face in the squad, could also be handed a debut if England choose to play an extra batsman in the Oval test, which starts on July 27.South Africa levelled the four-match series at 1-1 on Monday, thrashing England by 340 runs on the fourth day of the Trent Bridge test.England squad: Joe Root (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook, Liam Dawson, Keaton Jennings, Dawid Malan, Toby Roland-Jones, Ben Stokes, Tom Westley, Mark Wood.last_img read more

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Reward Your Junior MVP’s Thanks To Red Rooster

first_imgWhether you want to honour your best and fairest or lifetime members, the new Red Rooster Trophy Room allows you greater flexibility to configure your clubs Trophy Room.Remember the people who have made your sporting club what it is today. Available to all SportingPulse website administrators, look for the Trophy Room icon in the ‘Administrator Control Panel’ to start creating your Award Wall and Honour Board. Dear SportingPulse is glad to announce an exciting new enhancement for your club membersbrought to you by Red Rooster. Put a smile on the face of your best and most hardworking junior players each week with a Red Rooster Junior MVP Award.The newly enhanced system gives junior team managers and coaches the ability to register their details and reward three of the most valuable junior players each week with a voucher for a free cheeseburger which they can exchange at their local Red Rooster Restaurant.center_img Please see below for further information. last_img read more

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Western Bulk Gets New CEO

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Norwegian dry bulk vessel owner Western Bulk has appointed Hans Aasnæs as the new Chief Executive Officer of the company. The appointment, effective from July 1, 2019, comes after Jens Ismar, Western Bulk’s current CEO, stepped down on April 25 after nearly eleven years in the company.During Ismar’s tenure, the company has grown and developed into one of the largest operators of dry bulk vessels in the Ultramax to Handysize segments operating a fleet of ~160 vessels worldwide.Chief Risk Officer Egil Husby will take on the position as interim CEO until Aasnæs assumes his position as CEO.Aasnæs previously held the position as Senior Vice President at Umoe Group and prior to that the position as CEO of Storebrand Asset Management for eight years. He has over the last thirty years accumulated significant experience from overseeing trading, asset management and derivatives activities.“We believe Hans Aasnæs is the right candidate to take Western Bulk forward,” Bengt A. Rem, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said.What is more, Western Bulk informed it recently secured new debt financing and raised USD 15 million in equity guaranteed by the two main shareholders Kistefos AS and Ojada AS. This is in an effort for Western Bulk to ensure a strong financial platform and support further growth.As explained, the outstanding bond loan has now been repaid in full, allowing for a more optimal financial structure.“The appointment of Mr. Aasnæs in combination with equity raise and improved financial structure enhances our ability to capture trading margins and positions the company very well for future success and profitability,” Rem concluded.last_img read more

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Unbridled Love Royal New Years Eve Start Filming in Vancouver Area

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter Unbridled Love (TV Movie)Following the death of her aunt, Sarah returns home to her Uncle’s farm for the holidays. Although she was hoping to find comfort in her family’s Christmas traditions, her uncle’s plan is to avoid them altogether. In the midst of their tension, a handsome Hollywood celebrity named Graham comes knocking, looking to use the farm as research for his next film. It takes some wooing for Graham to convince Sarah to let him use the property, but as he begins his work, Sarah finds herself in love with Graham. Between her family struggles and her new romance with Graham, Sarah winds up with a Christmas she’ll never forget.Unbridled Love stars Oakville, Ontario native Lindy Booth (Dawn of the Dead, The Librarians), Kristoffer Polaha (Where Hope Grows, Get Shorty) and Treat Williams (Chesapeake Shores, Chicago Fire).READ MOREcenter_img Facebook LINDY BOOTH LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

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