Previous articlePeterson Farm Video Will Raise Money for FFANext articleCorn Wetter Than Expected and Sunny and Dry Expected this Week on the HAT Monday Podcast Eric Pfeiffer By Eric Pfeiffer – Oct 4, 2020 Home Indiana Agriculture News Corn Wetter Than Expected SHARE Corn yields coming in across the state have been average to above average. Purdue Extension Corn Specialist Bob Nielsen told HAT in the latest Purdue Crop Chat podcast that he’s been pleasantly surprised by yields in their research trials after a very dry August and September.He is hearing from farmers, and experiencing himself, that corn harvested is wetter than expected.“I’m sort of struggling personally deciding whether that’s real or some sort of an optical illusion because you know, after all, it is only the first couple days of October. I think it is probably fair to say that as we look back into September, while we had a lot of sunny days and a lot of low humidity days, which are good for drying, I don’t think the temperatures were quite as warm as they could have been to facilitate rapid drying.”Nielsen says farmers might be spending more money drying their corn than they thought they were.“We’ve got fields now, it’s early October, they’re still running in the maybe mid-twenties that are yet to be harvested, and, frankly, once you get out to early October the typical drying rate per day begins to drop off pretty rapidly anyway, so we really can’t expect more than a quarter to half a point dry down per day if the weather’s decent and then if we get in the cool spells like we’ve had the last couple days you just don’t get much drying at all. So, it could continue to be a slow drying harvest season.”Nielsen is still concerned about stalk quality in drought-stressed fields. He’s also found another concern from pulling ear samples.“It seems like the connection of the cob to the ear shank is not terribly strong in some cases and that worries me in terms of ear drop with either severe wind or if folks simply delay getting in the fields to the point where once they get into them, the physical action of the combine itself knocks ears off. So, again, that’s something else I would encourage people to look at when they’re walking their fields is how strongly attached are these ears.”Hear more from Nielsen and Extension Soybean Specialist Shaun Casteel in the latest Purdue Crop Chat podcast. Facebook Twitter Corn Wetter Than Expected Facebook Twitter SHARE
The Milan Indians 7th Grade team were victorious against The Jac-Cen-Del Eagles 32-29. The Indians 8th Graders were also on the winning side 47-31. Courtesy of Indians Coach Ethan Voss.
It’s more than just the unpredictable weather and wind that play factors. There’s small, very small, greens, exceptionally narrow fairways and tough rough.Patrick Cantlay showed just that a week before the start of the tournament. He was standing on the ninth green, which is in the middle a difficult stretch of holes, when he threw a couple balls into the rough. They quickly got lost and Cantlay demonstrated how hard it was to simply chop the ball on to the green. Is Jordan Spieth back on track? How will Pebble Beach play after nearly a decade away from golf’s major circuit?There’s a lot on the horizon leading up to 2019’s third Grand Slam tournament. Related News U.S. Open 2019 betting odds: Brooks Koepka opens as 5-1; Tiger Woods (12-1) third There will be plenty of stories to follow at the 2019 U.S. Open this week and they involve some the usual names, including the surging Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson — who is still searching for his career Grand Slam 27 years into his career — and 15-time major champion Tiger Woods.But now there are a few other things to keep an eye on. Five storylines to follow at the 2019 U.S. Open:1. Can Brooks Koepka three-peat?Koepka has stolen the show at recent major championships. The 29-year-old has won the past two U.S. Opens (2017, 2018) and the last two PGA Championships (2018, 2019). He’s been calm, cool and collected as he breaks away from the field in an effort to etch his name in golf history.He won both U.S. Open titles by a combined five strokes. Last year, he was able to take the trophy despite carding two rounds over par and bounced back with a final round of 68 at Shinnecock Hills. Koepka became the first player to win the USGA’s marquee championship in consecutive years since Curtis Strange (1988-89) — and the seventh overall.Four majors in 23 months. Can last month’s #PGAChamp winner Brooks Koepka achieve a three-peat at the #USOpen?All next week, stay tuned-in to @GolfCentral Live From the U.S. Open for news and analysis from Pebble Beach. pic.twitter.com/XN2eJ3Z6gL— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) June 10, 2019If he can pull out another win at Pebble, Koepka will join one other of golfer to win three straight U.S. Opens, and that rare accomplishment is almost as old as the tournament itself.From 1903-05, Scotsman Willie Anderson claimed back-to-back-to-back titles. The impressive, and thus far impossible to replicate, streak started just eight years after the first U.S. Open.2. Can Phil Mickelson get his career Grand Slam?There’s something about this major that has bullied Mickelson for the better part of his career. The five-time major champion has won each of the three other top events. He’s certainly come close a handful of times in the U.S. Open, finishing solo second or tying as the runner-up in 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2013.Recently, Mickelson has been far from contention. In 2018, he finished tied for 48th; the previous year he withdrew the morning of the first round to attend the high school graduation of his daughter Amanda; and in 2016, he missed the cut.To make matters worse, or better if he were to finally complete the career Grand Slam, the U.S. Open always ends on Father’s Day — and this year that’s June 16, Mickelson’s 49th birthday.”The difficulty is not the age. The difficulty is that when you’re in your 20s you feel like you have multiple chances,” Mickelson said at the Memorial Tournament in May. “And when you’re turning 49, you’re like I’ve got two more chances, this year, and maybe Winged Foot and that’s about it. With that being the only one in the four that I haven’t won, and what it would offer me and how I look at my career, I put more pressure on it. That’s the difficult thing.”Mickelson’s collapse at Winged Foot in 2006 is perhaps the most memorable U.S. Open moment of his career. He reached the final hole, a 450-yard par-4, with a one-shot lead and just needed to par. Instead, he carded a double bogey. If Mickelson can win at Pebble Beach, a feat he completed at the 2019 AT&T Pro-Am in February, Winged Foot in 2020 will be all but forgotten.3. Will Tiger Woods bounce back to major glory?Woods put a cherry on top of his comeback by winning the 2019 Masters. The fan favorite when he takes the course broke an 11-year major championship drought with his most recent win. “It validated that I can still do it at the highest level,” Woods said at The Memorial, where he finished tied for ninth.Now, Woods is hoping to prove it at Pebble.He’s had success at this majestic course before, quite a bit actually. Woods set a major record when he claimed his first of three U.S. Opens at Pebble when he won by 15 strokes in 2000. It was not only the biggest win of any golfer at the U.S. Open but also any major … ever.Woods took an extended break between his Masters win and the PGA Championship. It was the first time he did not have starts sandwiched between majors since 2013 — that year he sat out the U.S. Open and The Open Championship.Woods was happy with his performance at The Memorial, his driver in particular, and it could be just what the Big Cat needed to inch close to Jack Nicklaus’ major record (18).4. Will Jordan Spieth continue his upswing?Spieth is no stranger to major glory. It was only four years after turning professional when the now-25-year-old won two consecutive major championships: the 2015 Masters and U.S. Open.He went on to win the British Open in 2017, but for the once-unstoppable golfer, he has not won since.Spieth entered the PGA Championship in a rut and had not placed within the top 20 before this particular major. He was able to climb into a tie for third place by the end of the week and since then he has finished tied for eighth (Charles Schwab Challenge) and tied for seventh (Memorial).”I’m kind of on the rise from kind of a trough, and it feels good to be on the rise,” Spieth said at The Memorial, the last tournament he competed in before the U.S. Open. “It feels good to have some momentum.”Others are liking that momentum as well. Spieth is a favorite, among Koepka, Woods and Dustin Johnson, to win this weekend.5. How will Pebble Beach play?Pebble has some of the most beautiful views in golf — and some of the toughest shots. It’s nestled against the coastline and has open views of the bay. Pebble beach going to show its teeth next week💨A post shared by Patrick Cantlay (@patrickcantlay) on Jun 6, 2019 at 9:06am PDTGolfers will be tested along the coastline, and as they weave their way through the course. It will be impressive if a player can go low, a 63 has been shot in each of the last two U.S. Opens, but it will be even more impressive if one can dodge the difficult course the USGA is sure to serve up. U.S. Open 2019: Notable Thursday-Friday groups, tee times at Pebble Beach View this post on Instagram
NeymarParis, France | AFP | Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said on Tuesday that Neymar’s recovery from foot surgery “is going well”, as the star forward bids to be fit for the World Cup in Russia.Lasmar, who operated on Neymar on March 3, said he speaks “two or three time a day” with the physiotherapists working with the Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain player.“For now, everything is going well, they tell me every detail of Neymar’s recovery,” Lasmar told French sports daily L’Equipe.“They are working hard and in a very professional way so that he can return as quickly as possible and, above all, so there won’t be any further problems for his foot or posture.”He added that he planned to reassess the injury in mid-April. Neymar, who missed Brazil’s 7-1 semi-final thrashing on home soil by Germany through injury four years ago, is key to his country’s hopes at this year’s World Cup, which starts on June 14.At the time of the operation, Lasmar said Neymar would be out for between “two-and-a-half to three months”.The 26-year-old, who joined PSG for a world-record 222 million euros ($264 million) from Barcelona last year, suffered a fractured bone in his right foot last month in a match against Marseille.Record five-time winners Brazil open their World Cup campaign against Switzerland in Rostov on June 17, ahead of further Group D matches with Costa Rica and Serbia.Share on: WhatsApp
Police add that the teen continued to play basketball, while the man remained at the park. Greenlaw explains the teen was later struck in the head by someone, and was knocked unconscious in the process.She goes on to say that the victim regained consciousness a few hours later, when he realized that he had been sexually assaulted.Detectives do not consider the man shown in the sketch to be a suspect, but are trying to speak with him to determine whether he has any information about the attack.Additionally, Greenlaw says detectives are distributing fliers in the area around the park, with the goal of finding out more information that could lead to the arrest of the person responsible.Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-8477.A reward of up to $3,000 is offered for anonymous tips that lead to an arrest. Fort Lauderdale Police have released a sketch of a man they want to contact, after a teenager was allegedly knocked unconscious and sexually assaulted on Tuesday night at a city park.According to Police Sgt. DeAnna Greenlaw, the teen was playing basketball at Bass Park, located at 2750 NW 19th St., when he had a conversation with the man.
By John BurtonLONG BRANCH – Members of the city Zoning Board of Adjustment expressed skepticism during a hearing for a proposed West End synagogue when the congregation’s rabbi stressed that membership would remain at a fixed number.Rabbi Laibel Schapiro told the board it was his and the administration’s intention to contain Chabad of the Shore to about 200 members if permitted to relocate the synagogue to the proposed Ocean Avenue site between Brighton Avenue and West End Court.“I have to tell you I find that so improbable,” Zoning Board Chairwoman Terry Janeczek told Schapiro. “I can’t believe in my wildest imagination you will keep to that in your heart.”“We have to follow the (city) code,” regulating occupancy, should the application get approval, Schapiro responded.Schapiro also faced cross-examination from Thomas J. Hirsch, a lawyer representing about eight West End property and business owners who are opposed to the proposal.Hirsch reminded Schapiro that when he testified during a hearing in June he said was hoping to increase his numbers.The number of those who would be attending the synagogue’s services, educational programs and events and the parking necessary to accommodate them is, in part, at the heart of what concerns business and property owners.The issue will again be discussed Jan. 14, when the board will again consider the application.When the board first heard the application in June, the chambers were filled with business owners and area residents who detailed their worries about having a house of worship in that location. The Chabad of the Shore is looking to construct an approximately 21,321-square-foot, two-story synagogue on three-quarters of an acre on Ocean Avenue, replacing a long vacant movie theater destroyed by a fire about 20 years ago. The synagogue would have a 200-seat sanctuary, multipurpose room, classrooms and office space.The area is zoned commercially and the synagogue would need the board to grant a use variance as a non-permitted use.“While this is a beneficial use,” Hirsch said following the lengthy hearing on Monday, Sept. 24, “it is in opposition to the master plan.”The location for many years has been used as an informal public parking lot by those visiting shops and restaurants in the city’s West End section. The objectors worry about the possible impact on their customers and an increase in traffic at the location for Saturday services.“It’s really about disrupting the zone and its intended use,” Hirsch said.But Schapiro continued to stress his intention of limiting the congregation’s size, and the fact that many live in the area and walk to services.The property would accommodate 51 parking spaces, more than city ordinance would require, said John Rae, the project’s traffic engineer. Rae also told the board concerns over traffic were a non-starter because the synagogue would add only a very small number to what can be a reasonably busy intersection at Brighton and Ocean avenues. He contended that many of the permitted uses – retail, restaurants, doctors’ offices – would have a greater impact on traffic and parking.Schapiro and Rae said the synagogue would be willing to allow the parking lot to be used by the public when it was not in use by the congregation.For some on the board a troubling revelation was that the synagogue’s current location, in converted office space at 620-622 Ocean Ave., violated city codes.When pressed on it, the rabbi acknowledged, “We’re not following the (city) code. That’s why we’re here.”Before adjourning the hearing until January, Chairwoman Janeczek said she heard rumblings from audience members during a break that the board had made up its mind. “I really take great offense to that,” she said. “There is not one of us here who is taking this lightly.”
“In the throes of an opioid epidemic, how could you possibly want to legally sanction (recreational marijuana)?” Scharfenberger said. “This is not the time or the place to be doing this.” “Whether that means starting over, starting with a blank slate,” she said, “but it is a mess. It’s not fair to the residents here.” AFFORDABLE HOUSING “So I think that we’re on the right path togetting our infrastructure rebuilt,” she said. “The train is going to have to step up or really be lost,” DiMaso said. Gerry Scharfengerger, a Republican freeholder is seeking a new job as an Assemblyman. DiMaso, 56, started her political career onthe Holmdel Township Committee in 2002and was named in 2012 to fill a vacant seat onthe Monmouth County freeholder board. Shewas elected to the Legislature in 2017. He cited his opposition to the “sanctuary state” policy that the Murphy administration has imposed. The state has limited the cooperation between law enforcement and federal immigration authorities. In September, the administration forced the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office to end a cooperation agreement with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Democratic Party candidates Allison Friedman and Barbara Singer want to represent parts of Monmouth at the state level. “The only time I would come down and sayyou must consolidate would be if the townshipwas asking the state for more money to getthem out of a hole,” Friedman said. IMMIGRATION Singer said she believes in affordablehousing, but questions the system that isused to develop a town’s quota. In November, all 80 seats in the Assembly will be up for vote. At the moment, Democrats hold a 54-26 majority. But the 13th Legislative district is seen as a GOP citadel, spanning seaside communities like Monmouth Beach and Sea Bright to parts of the Bayshore like Highlands and Atlantic Highlands. An open seat in the district occurred when Assemblywoman Amy H. Handlin declined to run for re-election. Friedman also said she feels the governoris “for the working class” and wants to “liftthem up as a viable way to get our economyout of what is really a sluggish state.” Scharfenberger criticized the so-called millionaire’s tax that Gov. Murphy and other Democrats have favored. He pointed to the impact that would have on small business owners, even though Friedman said she supports the tax. Friedman and Singer por trayed DiMaso as ineffective and wrong on gun safety. Friedman faulted DiMaso for voting against a bill requiring safe gun storage. THE CANDIDATES DiMaso said Murphy has a “far left” vision for the state and felt that her two Democratic opponents had no “governmental knowledge.” “I just think that they will just continue theMurphy agenda,” DiMaso said. “They seemto be supportive of his thoughts on taxation.We can’t keep taxing every single thing thatmoves.” Rather, she called for revamping affordable housing rules and said the current system allows people to live in affordable housing even if their income has grown to a point where they otherwise would not be eligible to reside there. Scharfenberger, a board member of Habitat for Humanity, an organization that builds homes, said the way to do affordable housing is to rehabilitate blighted houses. “I don’t think it saves anybody any money, in the long run, to work with ICE,” Friedman said. “I think it adds to more destruction of families than it does anywhere else, because you have good people, who may be undocumented…getting picked up who are not the problems.” INFRASTRUCTURE “We seem to be giving a lot of market-ratehousing to developers in exchange for thataffordable housing,” she said. “I don’t know that the formula that they have to come up with how many affordable units a township has to have is completely correct,” Friedman said. “But what’s happening now, I think, is bad, because townships are rushing to satisfy this need.” Scharfenberger said ridership on NJ Transit has declined, and that commuters in Monmouth County are increasingly turning to ferry service. He said he thought the agency needed changes in its leadership, with “some innovation coming at the top.” “I want somebody who’s more effective in the Assembly, not somebody who can just put a lot of bills forth but not get them through committee and onto the floor and voted on,” Singer said. Singer said she opposed the state compelling small towns in New Jersey to merge with other communities. “I don’t like being called a politician, because I feel like I’m a public servant,” said DiMaso, a full-time lawmaker. Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso (R-13) is running for re-election in the 13th Legislative district. “I think we have a lot of low-level…drugusers that are now being criminalized, thatdon’t have to be, that can be removed fromthat criminal system and put on a betterpath,” Singer said. DRUGS ANDGUNS AND TAXES Friedman, 46, of Aberdeen, is the president of the Matawan-Aberdeen Board of Education and is employed in the state public defender’s office. She lost her previous race for Assembly, in 2013. If elected, she would have to give up her state job. Seven years since Super Storm Sandy ravaged the state, parts of Monmouth County still are rebuilding. Asked if the state’s infrastructure is stronger since the storm, DiMaso said utility JCP&L “still needs to do a lot more. And they are.” She said the power company had received approval from state regulators to do infrastructure upgrades. “A lot of the frustration that you have from serving as, like, mayor or freeholder, comes from a lot of things that you’re told, ‘Well, it needs a legislative fix,’ ” he said. “Having come up through the ranks at the local level, we understand property taxes. We understand what affects them.” “I definitely don’t think local law enforcement should be enforcing these laws,” she said. “They need to work within the community and develop bonds within the community.” Singer offered a different take on the issue. NJ TRANSIT Commenting on NJ Transit, Friedmansaid she thinks the transportation agency “isclearly not run appropriately” and needs to befixed. “The purpose of affordable housing was to give young people and people that are just starting out, no matter what their age, an ability to own a home,” she said. “It’s supposed to be a hand up, not a hand out. And what it’s turned out to be is people don’t leave.” Singer faulted JCP&L for not doing routine maintenance on its lines and utility poles. “So we really need to keep an eye on the utilities,” she said. “You see all around the country wherepeople who shouldn’t be let out are releasedand they go on to commit greater crimes,” hesaid. “And this has nothing to do with peoplewho are here necessarily illegally and sortof not getting into trouble. These are peoplewho were arrested for serious crimes. And Ijust don’t see protecting that.” From their views on Gov. Phil Murphy’s job performance to marijuana legalization, the four candidates in the 13th Legislative district weighed in on those and other issues facing the state during interviews with The Two River Times. Across New Jersey, towns are having tomeet mandated affordable housing quotasset by state judges. But DiMaso said she doesnot see a housing crisis in the state. Singer, 51, of Holmdel, is also a lawyer. She lost three races for Holmdel Township Committee in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Among her policy views, she said she favored voluntary consolidation of school districts in the state. She pointed to how Highlands and Atlantic Highlands merged districts and saved taxpayers millions of dollars. But both women lauded Murphy for providing $10 million to help communities and others to implement shared ser vice agreements and study school mergers. The Assembly contest comes midterm for Murphy. Scharfenberger, fired from his state job in 2018 for not attending a Murphy press conference, said he and the governor, policy-wise, are “probably as diametrically opposed as you can get.” But Singer said she and Friedman are not “career politicians” in contrast to their Republican opponents. “Different administrations have been talking about consolidation of services for 20 plus years,” Friedman said. “And nobody has managed to do it. This is the first real step.” By Philip Sean Curran Positioning themselves against the Democratic governor, DiMaso and Scharfenberger oppose legalizing recreational marijuana and giving state driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. She and Singer said they support the legalization of recreational marijuana. Scharfenberger, 60, an adjunct faculty member at Monmouth University, has followed a similar path as DiMaso. He entered politics as a member of the Middletown Township Committee in 2005. He was chosen by Republicans to replace DiMaso on the freeholder board in 2018 after she left to join the Legislature and then won a seat on the five-member freeholder board later that year. Republican Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso and her running mate Monmouth County Freeholder Gerry P. Scharfenberger face Democrats Allison Friedman and Barbara Singer on Nov. 5 in a contest for two Assembly seats representing parts of suburban Monmouth County. “We’re looking to get the work done for thepeople,” Singer said.
Leaf coach Dave McLellan tabbed November a “pivotal month” in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season for the Heritage City franchise.However, finding success against Murdoch Division opposition — Nelson plays nine of its 11 games in November against divisional teams — just got a little more difficult for the Green and White after Leaf brass sent three players home for missing curfew Halloween night.“We have very strict team rules dealing with on and off-ice behavior,” McLellan told The Nelson Daily Wednesday.“The rules are there for a reason, especially after what went on with this team in the past. The players breached curfew on Halloween night, and it cost the three of them.”The players sent home include Nelson’s top netminder, Brett Soles along with defenceman Brendan Smith and 16-year-old rearguard Cody Paivarinta.McLellan said he is actively trying to find trading partners for Soles, ranked fourth overall in KIJHL goalies, and Smith. “We’re actively trying to move and acquire assets back in quick time,” McLellan said.“The players have been sent home until such time as they’re traded.”Soles was in his second stint with the Leafs after returning to the Green and White from the Notre Dame Hounds of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.In 12 games the Cranbrook native posted an impressive 9-1-1 record with a 2.43 goals against average.“Brett is a good kid . . . he just make a mistake breaking curfew,” McLellan said. “This is a huge loss to our team but we have rules in place for specific reasons. Unfortunately Brett put himself before the team.” Smith, who played in 15 games for Nelson, has been out of the line up with an injured wrist.As a 16-year-old, McLellan said Paivarinta falls under special BC Hockey exemption and cannot be traded.The towering rookie defenceman was sent home to Abbotsford.The loss of the three players further depletes and already crippled Leaf roster.Nelson already had forwards Austin Lindsay and Blair Andrews on the injured reserve list and is now missing defenceman Darnel St. Pierre to junior hockey suspension for an accumulation of hit-to-the-head penalties.“We could be facing quite a short roster this weekend,” McLellan confessed.“Right now we have three defencemen and between nine and 10 forwards and one goaltender.”As a result of the decision McLellan has been burning up the phone lines in an attempt to move the suspended players.Nelson travels to Creston Friday to meet the Thunder Cats before concluding the weekend Saturday for a return date against Spokane Braves.The Braves edged Nelson 4-3 Sunday in the Lilac City.Goalie Adam Maida has now been thrust into the No. 1 role. McLellan said he’s still working on a back up for Maida.Nelson continues its road swing to Beaver Valley (November 15) and Castlegar (November 16) before returning home (Wednesday) November 19 to meet Grand Forks.As for the mood in the dressing room after the decision was made to suspend the three players?“By all indication the players support the decision,” McLellan said.
Private steel manufacturer Tata Steel has employed women engineers at its Noamundi iron ore mine in Jharkhand, a release said. The company has recruited ten women officers from mining, electrical, mechanical and mineral processing engineering disciplines, the firm’s statement said on September 2.“Tata Steel is the first company in India to employ women in all shifts in mines from September 1, 2019,” it said. According to the release, measures such as sanitary napkin vending machines, canteens, rest rooms, female security guards, transportation and deployment of women in groups of not less than three in a shift are being put in place. Security measures such as GPS and CCTV monitoring have been implemented, it said. It added that written consent has been taken from every woman prior to their posting in the mines. The initiative comes after the Centre earlier this year scrapped Section 46 of the Mines Act, 1952 which restricted employment of women in the mines. Arun Misra, vice president, raw materials division of Tata Steel, said, “We are enhancing facilities to recruit more women in all sections of our mines.”Mr. Misra said employing women in mines leads to generation of innovative ideas and perspectives. The release said the initiative is in line with the company’s target of achieving 20 per cent women officers in the workforce by 2025, adding that all norms stipulated by Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS) are being adhered to. Earlier, the company had started two shifts for women employees at its Jamshedpur plant shop floor on April 1 this year, it added. A total of 52 female employees were posted at its coke plant and electrical repair shop floor in A and B shifts between 6 am and 10 pm, the release said.