Andy Goldstein Sports Bar daily podcast – Monday, May 8

first_imgJoin Andy Goldstein and Jason Cundy for the best bits of Monday’s Sports Bar show.On today’s show, the boys take calls on whether Chelsea are one of the worst teams to win the Premier League, there’s Arsenal v Manchester United reaction, back pages, the Swap Shop and MORE!Listen above or click here to subscribe and download from iTunes.last_img

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Sharks making lineup changes for Game 3 vs. Blues

first_imgST. LOUIS — The Sharks made some lineup changes Wednesday to try and spark their bottom two forward lines for Game 3 of the Western Conference Final with the St. Louis Blues.Melker Karlsson started Wednesday’s game on the third line with Joe Thornton and Kevin Labanc, and Micheal Haley was a winger on the fourth line, taking Karlsson’s spot alongside center Barclay Goodrow and Joonas Donskoi.Marcus Sorensen, who has played all 16 games for the Sharks this postseason alongside Thornton and …last_img

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Rookies shine in Warriors Chase Center debut

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Chase Center’s debut basketball game presented a slightly dilapidated Warriors team.Sure, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and D’Angelo Russell (with Klay Thompson to come later) comprise the near-$500 million core tasked with ushering in the billion-dollar arena. But the sacrifices taken to retain this core’s essential pieces left the supporting cast in unfamiliar flux.In place of that familiar dynastic consistency, the Warriors are trying to rediscover its groove and identify …last_img

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Waiting on Winter Wheat

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Emily UnglesbeeDTN Staff ReporterROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) — The winter wheat crop is sleeping in this year — and who can blame it?“Since the first of March, at 2-inch soil depths, we’re running 10 degrees below normal,” said Kansas State University Extension agronomist Jeanne Falk Jones. “Instead of soil temps being 40 to 42 degrees, they’re still sitting below freezing in many cases, around 30 to 32 degrees.”As a result, a lot of winter wheat in western and northern Kansas is still lying dormant. Farther south, Oklahoma wheat is just starting to green up, and some producers are only now pulling cattle out of their grazed wheat fields, said Jeff Edwards, a crop scientist with Oklahoma State University.The cool, wet, delayed spring comes at a time when many producers are already facing a time crunch to make up for missed fieldwork during the soggy fall of 2018. In central Kansas, Kyle Krier’s wheat fields have soaked in roughly 10 inches of rain this winter — about 9 inches above normal, he noted.“I’m not going to say it’s a huge curse, but it’s yet to be seen if it’s a blessing,” he said. “We still have topdressing to do, alfalfa to spray and row crops to plant. It would be nice if we could get on that soon.”A TALE OF TWO WHEAT CROPSIn Kansas, most wheat growers found themselves with only two narrow planting windows in 2018 — late September or late October into early November. Early planted wheat is doing pretty well, Krier noted. The plants are greening up and brimming with tillers, ready to deliver heads of wheat. But the late-planted fields are struggling.“The fields we planted late didn’t emerge until December and January,” Krier said. “And there’s just one leaf sticking up right now.”Those fields, which Kansas State wheat and forages Extension specialist Romulo Lollato estimated could account for up to 50% of the state’s wheat crop, have a lot catching up to do this spring.“It really puts pressure on the wheat plant to rely on spring tillers to make up for the lack of fall tillers,” Falk Jones said. “And that will create a little bit of a time crunch, because the spring tillers we are relying on are supported pretty strongly by topdressing nitrogen.”Depending on when they planted and how their fields weathered the winter’s temperature swings, some growers should evaluate stands before turning to fertilizer and weed control, Falk Jones said. Since many of the cold snaps coincided with snow cover, winterkill might be less prevalent than some expect, but spotty stands from poor fall emergence are not uncommon.“If you’re curious how wheat is going to green up, go out and dig some plants,” she urged growers. “Cut the green off the top, warm it up, put it in water and see what kind of regrowth you get in five to seven days.”For help deciding whether to keep or abandon a poor wheat stand, see this article from the University of Missouri: https://ipm.missouri.edu/…SPRING FIELDWORK PRIORITIESIn a rare turn for Southern Great Plains, young wheat roots will likely find plenty of water in the root zone in the coming weeks, Falk Jones and Edwards noted. “We’ve got slow growth and emergence, but I do think once we hit that first 60- to 70-degree day, it might grow 6 inches,” Krier said. “There is just so much soil moisture.”Topdressing wheat with nitrogen should be priority No. 1 for most wheat growers, Falk Jones said. “We want nitrogen in that root zone before our wheat starts to joint and the growing point moves above the soil surface,” she explained. “When the growing point starts to move up and form the stem, the total number of kernels on that wheat head are set. So you want to maximize the amount of nitrogen that’s there at that point.”Even growers who applied fall fertilizer should not rest on their laurels, Krier added. He will be pulling soil samples in the days ahead to see how his fall-applied nitrogen held up after the winter’s abundant moisture. “I’m worried about how much leaching we’ve had since the fall,” he said. “We go in and put on 10% to 30% of our nitrogen in the fall. Usually, it does hold until spring, but usually we don’t have 10 inches of moisture, either.”Growers who are pressed for time should prioritize which fields most need well-timed nitrogen and maybe consider switching to an alternative nitrogen source, such as broadcasting dry urea, if their usual set-up is more time-consuming, Falk Jones added.For more details on nitrogen decision-making for wheat, see this Kansas State University article: https://webapp.agron.ksu.edu/…WHAT TO WATCH FORIf conditions stay wet in the months to come, Krier expects fungal diseases will thrive in wheat. Leaf rust was increasing and spreading across southern and central Texas as early as mid-to-late January, so growers should be on alert for that and stripe rust this year, cautioned Bob Hunger, a Oklahoma State University plant pathologist, in his monthly disease update.Falk Jones wants growers to keep an eye on wheat streak mosaic virus this spring, as well. Summer hailstorms last year produced a lot of volunteer wheat, which thrived during the wet fall months. But temperatures stayed cool, too, which can discourage reproduction and development of the wheat curl mite, which spreads the disease and survives on volunteer wheat, she added.“We do have both volunteer wheat and curl mites around, so Mother Nature will be in charge of what happens here,” she said. “We would need a prolonged warm period this spring for them to spread.”See more information on wheat streak mosaic virus here: http://kswheat.com/…Emily Unglesbee can be reached at [email protected] her on Twitter @Emily_Unglesbee(PS/AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Forrester: self-driving to make global economy “unrecognizable” by 2035

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Autonomous#driverless#featured#Forrester#Future#logistics#media#Self-Driving#top Self-driving vehicles will remarkably change the global economy in less than 20 years, heavily impacting government, insurance, media, security, logistics, and the automotive industry.That’s according to a new report by Forrester researchers Laura Koetzle and Carlton A. Doty.Forrester believes that even though more rides will take place every day in 2035, the amount of cars on the road or parked will decrease dramatically. In a large, congested city like London, five percent of the passenger cars will supposedly be needed.Automakers will look at high definition audio, video, and partnerships with Netflix, Disney, and Spotify as ways of selling the experience, instead of the ‘driving experience’, which BMW, Mercedes, and other premium automakers market heavily.Cars will become so cheap to run, with electric models becoming the standard, that “large employers will subsidize self-driving commuter services” and entertainment corporations will use self-driving cars as an extension of the travel experience. Forrester uses Disney as an example, picking up the customer and starting their experience in the car.Insurance rates to rise?Insurance is expected to rise slightly in the semi-autonomous stage, but rates will begin to reduce as self-driving cars become ubiquitous in major cities. As that happens, the government will need to invest heavily into road infrastructure, according to Forrester, to prepare for self-driving cars.See Also: Waymo could be a $70 billion business, says Morgan StanleyForrester sees Tesla’s future as the company that sells batteries and energy to automakers, not as a builder of electric cars. In the report, it projects that Tesla will one day surpass ExxonMobil’s market cap, which would make it one of the most valuable companies in the world.Most of the report tries to paint an optimistic view of the future, although adverts subsidizing a ride, an inability to drive anywhere in the country without getting questioned, and a loss of more than a million jobs in the logistics industry could sound terrible, depending on your job and love of driving. IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and…center_img David Curry For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more

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Gamboa-St. Clare comes back to stun Perpetual Help

first_imgPBA IMAGESGamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare clawed its way back from a 12-point hole in the fourth quarter and shocked Perpetual, 78-73, Monday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at JCSGO Gym.The Coffee Lovers fought back from a 61-49 deficit early in the payoff period after staging a 17-4 run to take a 66-65 lead before silencing the Altas in the clutch.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum “We adjusted on defense. We played our matchups and adjusted on the pick-and-rolls and that’s the reason why we got so many steals,” said coach Jinino Manansala, as Gamboa-St. Clare had 13 steals off of Perpetual’s 28 turnovers.Aris Dionisio poured in 21 points, 11 coming in the fourth quarter fightback, and had eight rebounds, six blocks, and four steals for the Coffee Lovers, who have now won three of their last four games and went up to 3-2.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMalian big man Mohammed Pare added a double-double of 16 markers and 10 boards, while guards Trevis Jackson and Chris Bitoon combined for 21 points, 10 rebounds, and six dimes.Perpetual’s roller-coaster conference continued as it dropped to 2-3. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LATEST STORIES LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Nextcenter_img Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Japan’s Ira Brown recalls good memories as PBA import in return to PH Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Rey Anthony Peralta carried the Altas with 17 points and four rebounds, while John Rey Villanueva had 13 markers and three boards in the loss.The scores:GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 78 — Dionisio 21, Pare 16, Jackson 11, Bitoon 10, Ambuludto 7, Rebugio 6, Hallare 5, Acuno 2, Alcober 0, Fontanilla 0, Rubio 0.PERPETUAL 73 — Peralta 17, Villanueva 13, Charcos 12, Aurin 11, Eze 11, Coronel 6, Pido 3, Mangalino 0, Precillas 0, Tiburcio 0.Quarters: 12-21, 31-41, 49-57, 78-73.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Rich Swann ‘suspended indefinitely’ by WWE for domestic violence

first_imgWorld Wrestling Entertainment Superstar Rich Swann has been “suspended indefinitely” after he was arrested in Florida and charged with kidnapping and false imprisonment.WWE released a statement on their website (www.wwe.com) saying: “WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, and per our policy, Rich Swann has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest.”BREAKING NEWS: WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, and per our policy, Rich Swann has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest. https://t.co/7GBJIu3Tyu- WWE (@WWE) December 10, 2017The former WWE Cruiserweight champion was arrested in Gainesville, Florida and the Gainesville Police Department posted the incident report on Twitter.Due to numerous national media requests…mugshot and arrest report for Rich Swann can be found here: https://t.co/PvQj5B7A7n(Redactions made in accordance with FSS 119 that protects home address/phone of domestic violence victim.) pic.twitter.com/EgjbzTbjNq- Gainesville Police (@GainesvillePD) December 10, 2017Swann was driving home with his wife, who is also a wrestler, after one of her matches when the two got into an argument, according to a report in TMZ sport.When she tried to exit the vehicle, Swann allegedly tried to grab her arm and put her in a headlock, allegations which Swaan has denied in the police report.Swann was slated to face Drew Gulak in a number one contenders match for the Cruiserweight title.last_img read more

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National badminton champion Sourabh Verma rues lack of financial support

first_imgReigning national champion Sourabh Verma has appealed for financial help, which will enable him to play more international tournaments in order to improve his current world ranking.The 26-year-old had burst into the scene with his first senior national title in 2011 but overtraining led to frequent breakdowns, which stopped him from playing tournaments consistently.It affected his ranking as from a career-best ranking of 30 in 2012 he now finds himself at 55.”I don’t have financial support to play international tournaments. Now due to the new rule, only top 25 players are getting financial help from BAI. That led to my international exposure being reduced and hence my ranking slipped,” Verma lamented during an interaction.He said that BAI did sponsor him for the Dutch Open but he needs more funding.Of course, Dutch was financed by BAI after my performance in two domestic events but if I get financial support, I can do well,” he said.”I need to play at least 10-12 tournaments to get more ranking points. I had a knee problem last year, which I had to take care by myself. I am playing tournaments on my own. As a player, it becomes a big burden if you have to manage all by yourself,” he said.Don’t have many options to play bigger tournaments: SourabhVerma said that he had to even pay for all his travel arrangements for his next two tournaments — Swiss Open and Orleans Open.”I will be playing Swiss Open and Orleans Open next after Barcelona Masters. I have paid for my visa and financing everything (hotel and travel) all by myself. So I don’t have many options to play bigger tournaments,” he reasoned.advertisementLast year, Sourabh recovered from a shoulder injury to win two Super 100 titles at the Russia Open and Dutch Open and clinched his third Senior National title at Guwahati last week.”After 2017, I had frequent injuries due to training overload. So I worked on my body and now I am more aware about the play-rest balance,” said Sourabh, who will start his international season at the Barcelona Spain Masters. starting with the qualifiers Tuesday.”I also had a knee issue and I wasn’t playing too many events. Now I’m stressing on fitness. I am looking at quality (of tournaments) and not quantity. I know if I can take care of my body, I can win tournaments,” said Sourabh, who will start his campaign in the second round qualifiers after his first-round opponent Lu Guangzu withdrew.Sourabh had clinched his maiden international title at Bahrain International Challenge in 2013, before claiming the TATA Open.The Madhya Pradesh shuttler stitched a string of title wins at Iran Fajr and Austrian International, besides runners-up at Malaysia Masters GPG in 2014.Despite the injury setbacks, he had a good year in 2016, when he won the Chinese Taipei Masters, besides securing runners-up finishes at Bitburger Open, Polish International and Belgian International.He also claimed his second senior nationals in 2017, beating Lakshya Sen in the finals.Lakshya Sen, who finished runners-up at Guwahati after losing to Sourabh again, will also play at Barcelona Spain Masters — his first international tournament of the season in a year where he is making his transition into senior from junior.The 17-year-old from Uttarakhand, who is a Asian Junior Champion and a bronze medallist at the world junior championship, will have to play at the qualifiers to make his way to the main draw.Among others, former Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap and Ajay Jayaram will begin against Hong Kong’s Wong Wing Ki Vincent and Malaysia’s Cheam June Wei respectively.SaarLorLux Open champion Subhankar Dey, who was defeated by Mumbai’s Harsheel Dani at the Nationals, will play a qualifier in the opening round.National championship silver medallists Arjun MR and Ramchandran Shlok will take on Korean eighth seed Kim Won Ho and Seo Seung Jae, while Krishna Prasad Garaga and Dhruv Kapila face France’s Christo Popov and Toma Junior Popov in another men’s doubles match.Women’s doubles pair of Pooja Dandu and Sanjana Santosh and mixed doubles combination of Venkat Gaurav Prasad and Juhi Dewangan are also in the fray.Also Read | Badminton Nationals: Saina Nehwal beats PV Sindhu to defend women’s singles titleAlso Read | Akane Yamaguchi has good chance to win All England Championship: Morten FrostAlso See:last_img read more

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Rep Outman applauds House approval of state budget

first_img03Jun Rep. Outman applauds House approval of state budget Categories: News The 2015-2016 state budget is one step closer to completion, State Rep. Rick Outman announced today.The Michigan House today gave final approval to Senate Bill 133 and House Bill 4115, the General Fund and School Aid Fund budgets, respectively.“I’m pleased that once again we were able to complete a fair budget months ahead of the October deadline. We were able to spend smart which ensures that Michigan’s communities are able to continue planning for future years,” said Rep. Outman, R-Six Lakes. “The budget makes solid investments in our schools and sets up a long-term solution for our roads, which are two topics residents have said they want to see the focus on.”The state budget includes $400 million for roads. The School Aid Fund budget totals nearly $16 billion, and includes an increase in the per-pupil foundation grant for every school.The budgets now heads to governor for consideration.last_img read more

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