The Chelsea v Liverpool quiz

first_imgStamford Bridge hosts a big Premier League game on Sunday, with Chelsea taking on Liverpool. Get your thinking cap on and see how many of these five questions you can answer correctly. [wp-simple-survey-56]  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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Warriors win first Niclai in 20-plus years

first_imgThe Del Norte girls’ basketball team, after putting together the most successful regular season in program history, complete with the team’s first-ever Big 5 Conference championship, left a stamp on the Humboldt-Del Norte League which will not be soon removed by capturing its first Dick Niclai Memorial Tournament championship in over 20 years with a 58-42 win over the Eureka Loggers, Friday night at Lumberjack Arena.“Tonight is exciting,” Del Norte head coach Justin Clifton said. “It’s been 20 …last_img read more

Early May planting dates better for soybeans

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio soybeans planted from May 1 through mid-May resulted in better yields, according to a study by researchers from Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.In the study of 2013 and 2014 planting trials at OARDC’s Western Agricultural Research Station near South Charleston, Ohio, soybean yields decreased by 0.6 bushels per acre per day when planted after mid-May, according to Laura Lindsey, a soybean and small grains specialist with OSU Extension.Those yield results held true if the soil temperatures were 50 degrees or warmer, Lindsey said. However, soybeans planted too early when soil conditions were not adequate resulted in bean leaf beetle defoliation and frost damage.Canopy closure beneficial“There are some exceptions to a yield advantage when planting early, such as if the soils aren’t warm enough or if the fields are too wet,” she said. “In those cases, early planting can be detrimental to soybean yields. “The greatest benefit of planting May 1 to mid-May is canopy closure, which increases light interception, improves weed control by shading out weeds, and helps retain soil moisture.”In a recent posting in the college’s Crop Observation and Recommendation Network (C.O.R.N) newsletter, Lindsey said soybean growers need to consider planting conditions before heading to the field.“Soybean germination begins when soil temperatures reach 50 degrees and moisture is present at the planting depth of 1-1.5 inches,” she said. “With these conditions, emergence can typically be expected 2-3 weeks after planting.”Lindsey cautions growers not to plant early if the soil is excessively cold or wet.Timely planting critical“Slower germination and compaction can negate the benefits of the earlier planting date,” she said. “Timely planting is critical for maximizing yield in soybeans, but using good judgment on field conditions plays a role that is equally important to determining yield potential.”Seeding rates and row spacing are also important to consider to achieve optimum soybean yields, Lindsey said.Preliminary results of another two-year study of soybean seeding rates and row spacing show fields with between 100,000-140,000 plants per acre at harvest will result in yields that generally provide the maximum economic return, she said.“The study also found that soybeans planted at 7.5- and 15-inch row widths outyielded soybeans planted at 30-inch row widths,” Lindsey said. “Soybeans planted in the 30-inch rows yielded on average 15 to 20% lower than those planted in the narrower rows.”The study, which is funded by the Ohio Soybean Council, will also use data from this year’s growing season to compare to last year’s results, Lindsey said.last_img read more

Where Can I Find Good Advice?

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Donald Wulfinghoff is an energy consultant who works in Maryland. In 2015, he published Super House, a 700-page book that explains how an ordinary person without architectural training can design a superinsulated home that (he claims) will use only 10% to 20% as much energy for heating and cooling as a conventional home.The book is lavishly illustrated and comprehensive. Right off the bat, the author shares his lack of respect for architects: on the first page, he writes, “Is it really possible for a person with no prior experience to design a home that is far ahead of contemporary residential architecture? It certainly is.”Even for readers who are put off by Wulfinghoff’s exaggerated energy savings predication or his architect-bashing, the book (at first glance) shows a lot of promise. Wulfinghoff is a big believer in superinsulation. Much of his advice aligns with recommendations from energy-efficiency researchers and experienced builders. For example:BOOK REVIEWS BY MARTIN HOLLADAYCarbon Emissions By the Construction IndustryHenry Gifford Publishes a BookIn Search of a DIY Guide to Rooftop PVBuilding Science Information for BuildersRural Construction Methods in Tropical CountriesBooks for Homeowners Interested in Saving EnergyNew Books on Green BuildingCarl and Abe Write a TextbookBooks on Insulation and Energy-Efficient BuildingThe Uncertain Future of Phoenix and Las VegasSo far, so good. The advice quoted above resembles advice from many experienced builders of high-performance homes.But once readers dig a little deeper into the book, they start to notice that much of Wulfinghoff’s advice is idiosyncratic. He’s like a cranky uncle with firmly held but arbitrary opinions:Some of these opinions are defensible, of course. But after a while, readers get the impression that Wulfinghoff’s personality is a little — how shall I put it? — inflexible.So… center_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

Cong, CPI(M) come together for WB by-polls

first_imgThe Congress and the Left Front have decided to share seats in the Assembly by-polls in three constituencies again after the 2016 Assembly elections. While Congress will contest in Kaliaganj in North Dinajpur and Kharagpur in West Medinipur district, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-led Left Front will contest in Karimpur of the Nadia district. The election dates are yet to be declared. The Left Front and Congress did not have a seat-sharing adjustment in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and both parties performed badly. While the Congress secured two out of 42 seats, the Left Front secured none and the seat adjustment did not materialise after several rounds of negotiations. One of the reasons for Left Front’s half-heartedness in sharing seats with the Congress in the Lok Sabha was complaints from local leaders. The Left’s district leaders complained that while the Left Front’s votes transferred to the Congress in the 2016 Assembly polls, Congress’ votes did not. The CPI(M)’s senior leader and central committee member Sujan Chakraborty, however, underscored a separate point of view while explaining why the Left and the Congress were coming together in the 2019 Assembly by-polls.‘Atmosphere vitiated’“There is a sharp rise in communalism in the country and the State. Increasingly the State’s atmosphere is getting vitiated. While the Trinamool Congress (TMC) is equally responsible along with the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) in spoiling the atmosphere, we felt — in line with last year’s (party) resolution — that we need to work together with forces that are democratic to an extent,” Mr. Chakraborty told The Hindu. Talking about the transfer of vote share from the Congress to the Left, Mr. Chakravorty said that he hoped the Congress would take a proactive position in transferring the votes. .State Congress president Somendra Nath Mitra had told journalists earlier that “together, we will able to defeat the BJP and the TMC.”last_img read more

Sinor, Taylor Grab Big 12 Player of the Week Honors

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Finally Zach Sinor is getting some respect!Sinor joined Vincent Taylor as a Big 12 Player of the Week this week. Sinor for special teams. Taylor on the defensive side. Sinor downed three of his four punts inside WVU’s 20 and Taylor had 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble to bring his yearly sack total to 4.5.The lateral king causes a fumble. #okstate in business. https://t.co/7utSiCk45e— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 29, 2016 Vincent Taylor, beast. https://t.co/kktJ0wRIcZ— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) October 29, 2016Both players have been absurd all year. Sinor’s numbers are pretty staggering. He’s punted 39 times, has 13 fair catches, 23 punts inside the 20 and just one touchback. One! Sinor for Heisman!“Our coverage units were excellent, our punter was excellent,” said Mike Gundy on Saturday after OSU’s 37-20 win. “We missed one field goal, but our return game was good. If you’re sound in special teams and you don’t turn the ball over, then you get a chance each week.”This is Sinor’s second selection this season and the duo represents OSU’s seventh and eighth selections for a weekly Big 12 honor this year. Here is that list:Sept. 19 – James Washington – Big 12 Offensive Player of the WeekSept. 19 – Zach Sinor – Big 12 Special Teams Player of the WeekSept. 26 – Justice Hill – Big 12 Newcomer of the WeekOct. 3 – Justice Hill – Big 12 Newcomer of the WeekOct. 24  — Justice Hill – Big 12 Newcomer of the WeekOct. 24 – Ben Grogan – Big 12 Special Teams Player of the WeekOct. 31 – Vincent Taylor – Big 12 Defensive Player of the WeekOct. 31 – Zach Sinor – Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Weeklast_img read more

Bedlam Features Two of the Hottest Teams In The Country

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Bedlam next Saturday will feature two of the hottest teams in the country. Neither school lost in October or November as they hurtled towards a de facto conference championship game. But it’s not just the Big 12 where they’re succeeding. OU and Oklahoma State have two of the current longest winning streaks nationally as well.Here are the top six.Alabama: 24Western Michigan: 14USC: 8Penn State: 8Oklahoma: 8Oklahoma State: 7Alabama, my gosh. Also, somebody hire P.J. Fleck.Oklahoma State and Oklahoma have won a combined 15 in a row. Somebody is going to be scorching hot heading into the postseason (likely the Sugar Bowl) with a final leaping off point of a Bedlam win.Might the momentum of each team be stymied by the off week and Thanksgiving? Perhaps, but it’s doubtful. I think it’s actually difficult to lose the flow this time of year. If anything, the bye week will provide a re-grouping of sorts — more time to watch film and more time to mentally and physically prepare for what should be one of the great Bedlams ever.“Everyone is focused on the team. We all know what we’re playing for and we all know what’s at stake,” OU safety Steven Parker told the Norman Transcript. “It’s about being smart this week and being safe throughout the holiday and coming back with an edge.”last_img read more

Videos: OSU Players Discuss Pro Day Workouts

first_imgVincent Taylor, Jhajuan Seales, Jordan Sterns and Chris Carson talk about their impressive Pro Day performances on Thursday in Stillwater. Seales was exceptionally great as he rocked a 4.4 40-yard dash and showed off a 41.5-inch vertical.All 32 NFL teams were represented on Thursday and the following 17 players worked out.Chris Carson, Vincent Taylor, Ashton Lampkin, linebacker Devante Averette, linebacker Jordan Burton, running back Rennie Childs, kicker Ben Grogan, tight end Blake Jarwin, defensive tackle Motekiai Maile, fullback Keegan Metcalf, safety Derrick Moncrief, cornerback Lenzy Pipkins, offensive lineman Victor Salako, wide receiver Jhajuan Seales, safety Jordan Sterns, tight end Zac Veatch and offensive lineman Michael Wilson.More to come on a successful outing for these Pokes. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Three Freshmen That Should Have an Impact on OSU’s 2017 Offense

first_imgWe’re just over three months away from the most wonderful time of the year. Nope, not that one. The real one. College football will be here before we know it. So let’s take a look at some of the newcomers who will strive to make their mark in Stillwater this fall. It’s hard to say exactly how (or how much) a freshman will play but we feel pretty confident in the ability of these rookies to make an impact.Chuba HubbardOne of the biggest questions remaining for Mike Gundy and his staff is how they will fill out the running back depth chart. The first spot belongs to Justice Hill. After him it may resemble 2016’s opening depth chart — more “or’s” than a row boat. But unlike last season, the list will be full of freshmen instead of seniors. Between the two incoming freshmen and the two coming off of redshirt years, Chuba Hubbard looks to have the best shot to at immediate playing time.Hubbard describes himself as “versatile” and a “playmaker.”“You know everyone talks about my speed,” Hubbard told PFB “but in my senior season, I worked more on key things to prepare for Oklahoma State, like switching the ball, running harder, hands, etc.”According to Hubbard, he plans on coming in at 205 pounds and feels he could be a three-down back if needed. That would be great for the Cowboys who will be looking for a change-of-pace back to replace the size of Chris Carson.Of course, pace is the operative word when describing Hubbard. You’ve heard people throw around the term “world-class speed.” It actually applies to this three-time national track champion in Canada. Hubbard will also be running track at Oklahoma State like another elite speedster the Cowboys lured as a two-sport athlete, Tyreek Hill.Dillon StonerOkay, he’s not exactly a newcomer. But the chances of Dillon Stoner seeing the field are pretty high and I think he’s got to be on the list of freshmen difference makers.Last fall, Stoner made a big enough impression on the coaching staff to forego his redshirt and see early reps — even within a stacked receiving corps. Unfortunately, he suffered a lower leg injury which limited him to just four games.Although there has been no official word yet, we can assume Dillon Stoner has been granted a medical hardship waiver. The team’s spring media guide lists Stoner as a redshirt freshman.In those four games he had five catches for a total of 27 yards. Not exactly eye-popping, but get him some real reps and I think Cowboy fans will like what they see. The buzz from the practice field is that he’s has beyond-his-years receiving skills. His athleticism speaks for itself. In high school, Stoner played wide receiver, defensive back, punter and returned kicks for a team that won four state titles.Mike Gundy even trusted the young receiver enough to let him attempt passes in two of his four games — including an overshadow TD toss to James Washington against Central Michigan. That’s got to count for something. Tylan WallaceOklahoma State’s highest ranked receiver prospect since Dez Bryant finally gets to suit up in orange. Even with the plethora of talent in the room, don’t be surprised to see Wallace on the field in 2017. Mike Gundy has shown that he’s not afraid to pull the trigger if he thinks a freshman is ready to play, even with a stacked depth chart ahead of him. See: Dillon Stoner.And if his signing day press conference was any indication, it appears Gundy envisions big things from the jewel of his 2017 class.“And then you have Tylan, who is a fast Josh Stewart,” said Gundy. “Josh Stewart was tremendous in a phone booth, but when he opened it up he was 4.65, 4.7. I think that Tylan has the same quick twitch as him, but he’s going to run under 4.5. That’s what you get with him.”Wallace’s production speaks for itself. His career receiving yard total lands inside the top 15 wide receivers in Texas high school football history. He’s an ESPN 300 prospect and 247Sports’ No. 16 wide receiver in the class. He’s got 4.5 speed and is a smooth route-runner with great ball skills.Wallace should turn out to be a stud and could be a game changer. I expect Mike and  Mike will find a way to get the ball in his hands. Here’s how Thomas Fleming thinks it might work. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Projecting the Production of James Washington in 2017

first_imgPlayerSchoolReceiving Yards – O/UReceiving TDs – O/U Washington has been the unquestioned star but the Cowboys have always spread it around under Yurcich. While this could be the deepest and most talented receiver group Gundy has seen dress, let’s not act like receiver hasn’t been a strength for the Cowboys for years. My feeling is that Ateman, Johnson, Lacy and McCleskey are better than the group surrounding Washington last year in overall talent and depth, but I’m not sure that it hurts his numbers much more than it could help them.With those type of playmakers opposite Washington, opposing secondaries are going to be under constant assault and any cute bracket coverage like we saw Kansas do last year, could result in career games from one of four or five of his teammates. Think back to the Pitt game and against Colorado in the Alamo Bowl, when Washington faced mostly single coverage — and took the top off of them.So my money’s on the over. We’re likely looking at more tempo, more wide-open sets and more opportunities for the Cowboys’ best playmaker.Credit Bill Connelly and Football Study Hall for the advanced receiver stats. On the question of touches, Washington has done all of this while never leading the team in receptions for a season. He was fourth as a freshman and came in second to slot men David Glidden and Jalen McCleskey the last two seasons. He’s never (!) caught ten catches in any of his 39 games at OSU.Here’s a look at Washington’s targets over the last two years. This is a betting line, not a prediction. If I’m putting my hard-earned money down, I’m taking the over, on both. And I’ll explain why.First off, here’s a look at Washington’s production over the last two seasons, when he was the No. 1 target. Natural progression should see an increase in catch rate and, in turn, yards per target. He’s already the leading OSU receiver with a career average of 19.2 yards per catch. Calvin RidleyAlabama800.57.5 James WashingtonOklahoma State1,100.510.5 YearTargetsRest of the teamTarget Rate 201551.5%9.51,08710 201654.2%10.41,38010 201613132028.7% 201510339520.5% YearCatch RateYards Per TargetPassing YardsTDs Here’s an interesting question: How will James Washington’s production be affected by the influx of talent at wide receiver?You’ve got the return of Marcell Ateman, who racked up 766 yards and five scores in 2015 but missed 2016 due to injury. Then there’s LSU-transfer Tyron Johnson, who Mason Rudolph said was the best receiver on the roster with the ball in his hands.Add in the natural progression of guys like Jalen McCleskey and Chris Lacy, as well as Dillon Stoner and Tylan Wallace. Plus, about four other guys who could plug right in and provide you a big play.It might seem like Mike Gundy is going to have to sneak more footballs onto the field. Is Washington going to be able to get his? Vegas doesn’t seem too worried about that.AdChoices广告Bovada Casino released proposition betting numbers for James Washington’s 2017 production on Friday. He ranked the highest of the three wide receivers the service gave prop numbers for, which is another indication of Washington’s preseason Biletnikoff love nationally. Christian KirkTexas A&M900.58.5 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more