Purdue Experts Breakdown Crop Report

first_img Facebook Twitter Purdue Experts Breakdown Crop Report By Gary Truitt – Aug 10, 2012 SHARE Listen to the entire program here[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/08/purdue-web.mp3|titles=purdue web]Highlights from the program: Facebook Twitter Dr. Chris HurtJust moments after the release of the USDA August crop production report, experts from Purdue University participated in a program to explain and analyze the numbers. Hosted by Purdue Ag dean Jay Akridge, the panel consisted of Greg Matli, with the Indiana Ag Statistics Service; Dr. Chris Hurt, Extension Ag Economist; Robert Nielsen, Purdue Corn Specialist; and Shaun Casteel, Purdue Soybean Specialist. Joe Kelsay, ISDA director also participated in the program which was held at the Normandy Barn at the Indiana State Fair. “The USDA corn yield numbers are worse than I thought they would be, but I feel they are realistic,” Bob Nielsen.Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/08/purdue-web.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS Home News Feed Purdue Experts Breakdown Crop Report “$9 corn is not out of the question,” Chris Hurt. SHARE Previous articleIndiana Corn Soybean and Wheat Production Down from 2011Next articleUSDA Report On the Money, This Time Gary Truitt “Timley rains could boost soybean yields 2 to 3 bpa,” Shaun Casteel.last_img read more

Strategy needed to expand bike scheme in Limerick

first_imgAlice in Wonder(fun)land at Lime Tree Theatre A COHERENT strategy is needed for the expansion of the Limerick bike sharing scheme to the University of Limerick in Castletroy, the Limerick Institute of Technology in Moylish and the Crescent Shopping Centre in Dooradoyle.That’s the view of Fine Gael councillor Daniel Butler who claimed that cyclists are currently taking their lives into their own hands when they take to their bikes on busy city roads.Anti Austerity Alliance councillor Paul Keller asked the local authority at this week’s Metropolitan district meeting if there is a timeline for the expansion of the bike sharing scheme to UL, LIT and the Crescent Shopping Centre.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The existing scheme involves 215 bicycles being made available for short term hire from 23 locations across the city, ranging from King John’s Castle to Mary Immaculate College and O’Callaghan Strand to St John’s Cathedral.Limerick City and County Council director of transport and travel, Kieran Lehane explained that the scheme is sponsored by Coca-Cola and managed by the National Transport Authority (NTA).“Limerick City and County Council has assisted NTA in the rollout of this facility. The sponsorship of the bikes and the contract for the maintenance of the facility is a matter for the NTA,” he added.Independent councillor John Gilligan also felt that people were taking their lives into their hands when taking to a bicycle on busy city roads. Limerick City, he said, deserves a response from University of Limerick (UL) about the scheme.He also had a novel sponsorship idea for the scheme’s expansion.“Ask McDonald’s for a few bob. They are part of the problem,” he suggested.by Alan [email protected] Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Something’s brewing on Nicholas Street WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleLimerick students walk 5 million miles to successNext articleLimerick all ages show for YouTube star BRY Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsLocal NewsStrategy needed to expand bike scheme in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – April 22, 2016 922 center_img Twitter Linkedin TAGSAnti Austerity AllianceCllr Daniel ButlerCllr John GilliganCllr Paul KellerCrescent Shopping CentreFine GaellimerickLimerick Bike Sharing SchemeLimerick City and County CouncilLimerick Institute of Technology (LIT)National Transport Authority (NTA)University of Limerick Happy ever after for Limerick’s last Metropolitan Mayor City Mayor vows to be a voice for all The launch of Miss Limerick 2018 at the Crescent Shopping Centre Print University Hospital Limerick has public image challengelast_img read more

Gypsy Jazz up next at the UBS Atrium Series

first_imgWEEHAWKEN — Finnish guitarist Olli Soikkeli and French accordionist Julien Labro have joined forces to create a new take on traditional Gypsy Jazz. Their fresh approach to this iconic music has delighted audiences from Alaska to Bangalore.The Olli Soikkeli and Julien Labro Quartet will be featured next at The UBS Atrium Series on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 12:30 p.m. in the Atrium, 1000 Harbor Boulevard, in the Lincoln Harbor section of Weehawken.Olli picked up the guitar at age 12. He soon discovered the music of the legendary French guitarist, Django Reinhardt and since then has made Reinhardt’s music his main focus. After developing his talents at jazz clubs and festivals in his native land, he started playing across Europe with top musicians and moved to New York City in 2014. He has played marquis venues such as Birdland, The Blue Note, and Lincoln Center. Despite his young age he’s already played with stars such as Bucky Pizzarelli, Stochelo Rosenberg, Andreas Öberg, Cyrille Aimee, and Anat Cohen. The Wall Street Journal gave Soikkeli high praise when it said that his talents “place him among the worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great Django.”Born in France, Julien Labro has established himself as one of the top accordion, accordina, and bandoneón players in the classical and jazz genres. After graduating from the Marseille Conservatory of Music, Labro began winning international competitions but moved to the U.S. for further studies.He has shared the stage and/or recorded with a myriad of eclectic artists including João Donato, Cassandra Wilson, Miguel Zenón, James Carter and Tommy Emmanuel to name a few.Julien has played for audiences throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. He has also been enlisted as an arranger and/or soloist by the Spektral Quartet, Curtis On Tour, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and many more.The quartet is rounded out by rhythm guitarist Max O’Rourke and bassist Eduardo Belo.The concert is free and open to the general public. For directions and more information, please check the HRPAC website – www.hrpac.org – or call the concert hotline at (201) 716-4540. The Olli Soikkeli and Julien Labro Quartet will be featured next at The UBS Atrium Series on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 12:30 p.m. in the Atrium, 1000 Harbor Boulevard, in the Lincoln Harbor section of Weehawken. ×The Olli Soikkeli and Julien Labro Quartet will be featured next at The UBS Atrium Series on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 12:30 p.m. in the Atrium, 1000 Harbor Boulevard, in the Lincoln Harbor section of Weehawken.last_img read more

‘Merica: Patriotic Beers

first_imgThe beauty of Independence Day falling on a Thursday is that you get to spread the holiday out over three or four days. Unless you have a tyrannical boss or work for a company that puts a premium on “productivity,” in which case you’re probably stuck at your desk right now nursing a patriotic hangover. Bummer for you. My condolences. Go back to your TPS reports. This blog is for the four-day Fourth of July celebrants, those patriots that put the Star Spangled Banner and drinking in the sunshine above the bottom line. By now, you’re deep into day two of your American Pride bender and are looking for something different to drink. I imagine you’re hold up on a bass boat in the middle of a manmade lake, rubbing aloe on your tomato red shoulders, your belly swollen with smoked pork and Doritos. You’ve got third degree burns on your fingers and other unmentionable crevasses from setting off “the good” fireworks you got from the guy selling pyrotechnics out of his van on the four-lane. You are celebrating America’s birthday the way our forefathers intended, but you’re thirsty. The American Flag Budweisers just aren’t cutting it anymore, even though they go great with your girlfriend’s bikini. So, here are a couple of other libations that will fuel your bender while satiating your intense patriotic streak.Patriotic Beers:Sam Adams: Anything from this brewery will work since it’s named for one of the country’s most pronounced proponents for the Revolution and a signer of the Declaration on Independence. How’s that for patriotic street cred? samueladams.comAnchor Liberty Ale: A hoppy IPA brewed in San Francisco, the circus notes hit you hard, like, um, freedom. anchorbrewing.comDC Brau Citizen: Not only is this Tripel Belgian Ale brewed in our nation’s capitol, it’s named for the ratification of the 23rd amendment, which allowed DC citizens to vote for the president and vice president of the United States.  Dcbrau.com21st Amendment Brew Free! Or Die: A punchy IPA out of San Francisco (the fact that San Fran has made two appearances on this Patriotic list is killing the Republican readership of this blog, but you can’t deny facts. Not even if you’re a Republican) that’s loaded on the hop front. The name of the brewery celebrates the amendment that repealed prohibition, making us all just a little bit freer to get drunk and do dumb things. God Bless America. 21st-amendment.comMoonshine: Speaking of prohibition, freedom, the Constitution and American Flag bikinis, there’s perhaps no beverage more patriotic than a swig of moonshine distilled deep in some backwoods Appalachian holler. I’m not talking about the legally distilled moonshines that have hit the market today. I’m talking about the white lightning that comes from some dude’s bathtub that the USDA knows nothing about. Now that’s American.last_img read more

In 2001-02, reduced air travel delayed flu season

first_imgSep 12, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Researchers reported today that reduced air travel in the wake of the Sep 11, 2001, terrorist attacks delayed and prolonged that year’s influenza season.The study, published this week in the online journal Public Library of Science–Medicine, provides what the authors call the first empirical evidence for an effect of air travel on the spread of flu. As such, the findings may elevate the role of travel restrictions in pandemic planning.Using 9 years of weekly influenza and pneumonia mortality data (1996 to 2005) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), researchers from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston measured the rate of influenza spread across nine regions. Then they used government estimates of air travel volume to assess whether it was related to the timing of yearly flu outbreaks.The researchers found that the national peak date for flu mortality was within 2 days of Feb 17 in the first 5 seasons they examined (1996-97 to 2000-01). But in 2001-02, the peak date was Mar 2, 13 days later than the previous average. In the ensuing 3 seasons, the peak date progressively returned to the Feb 17 baseline.For comparison, the authors analyzed flu and travel data for France, where air travel was not restricted after the terrorist attacks. The investigators found no evidence of a delay in France’s flu season that year.The researchers also reported an overall finding that the seasonal flu spread more slowly when the number of domestic air travelers was low, particularly in November.”Our results suggest that for a nonpandemic year, travel during the Thanksgiving holiday may be central to the yearly national spread of influenza in the United States,” they write.Also, the team found that the flu season peaked later when the number of international air travelers was lower, particularly in September.The authors say their findings suggest that airline passenger volume explains about 60% of the year-to-year variation in the spread of flu across the country. They say other factors remain unknown; they were unable to link the timing of seasonal flu deaths to the weather.The spread of highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza has intensified debate about whether border controls and travel restrictions can slow a pandemic, the article notes. “Our results suggest that limiting domestic airline volume may have a measurable impact on the rate of spread of an influenza pandemic, and particularly on spread across regions,” the investigators write, adding that the benefits would hinge on early detection and immediate intervention.Brownstein JS, Wolfe CJ, Mandl KD. Empirical evidence for the effect of airline travel on inter-regional influenza spread in the United States. PLoS Med 2006Oct;3(10) [Abstract]last_img read more

Chelsea set up Bangkok match

first_img The Blues will return to Bangkok’s Rajamangala Stadium, the venue for Jose Mourinho’s first match of his second spell in July 2013, with a match against Thailand All-Stars on May 30. Chelsea, who sealed the title with three games to go with last Sunday’s defeat of Crystal Palace, had already announced plans to play Sydney FC in the ANZ Stadium on June 2. Press Association Premier League champions Chelsea have announced a second game of their post-season tour, this time in Thailand. center_img Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck said on chelseafc.com: “We are very pleased to finalise our post-season schedule and I look forward to visiting Bangkok again. “Our visits to Asia are always memorable, and I know the team will be well received by our tremendous supporters in Thailand. “I am sure Jose and the team will deliver a performance to entertain as we celebrate what has been such an excellent season.” Chelsea, who won the Capital One Cup in March, play in the International Champions Cup in North America in July as part of preparations for the 2015-16 season. last_img read more