Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We were hoping to get to beans the middle of the week here. We have one variety ready but it depends on what these rains do now. We had two or three tenths overnight and this morning t is still drizzling. It is a typically droughty summer with a wet fall so far.We did shell some corn on Saturday. We had a variety that was deteriorating and dropping ears and we wanted to get it done before we started on food grade beans. We took off about 100 acres at 26% to 28% moisture. The stalks were strong but we had an issue where the butt of the ear didn’t pollinate right. When the ears dropped on the ground you couldn’t tell which end was the tip or the butt because kernels died off on both ends. When it does that the shank dies off and the plants start dropping ears. It was mostly happening on the end rows and there were a few in the field. We only had 100 acres of that and we got it all shelled and now we don’t have to worry about that. The yields were in the mid-150s and it would be a silver lining if that is the worst we run into. We saw a little ear mold in the stalks we were walking but none in the field that we shelled.There is another chance for rain on Wednesday. We are still dry so the water is getting away pretty quickly. We have a lot of leaves hanging onto the beans yet. Some of our neighbors were running 2.8s and still had a lot of green leaves yet but they were running at 11% moisture. For our non-GMO food grade beans we need them all dry and consistent.
The Rajya Sabha was adjourned Thursday after Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) members raised the issue of reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes groups in promotions in government jobs.The upper house lost the important question hour for the second day of the monsoon session.The Supreme Court had in April overruled the Uttar Pradesh government’s decision to provide reservations in government job promotions. The BSP, which was then in government, had raised the issue in the budget session demanding a constitutional amendment to provide for such quotas.BSP leader Mayawati raised the issue as soon as the house met for the day, blaming the government for not taking action as promised.Even as Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office V. Narayanasamy promised a meeting would be called in the current session, BSP members refused to be pacified and trooped near chairman Hamid Ansari’s podium.Ansari then adjourned the house till noon.
About a week has passed since the Indian cricket team returned home after the clobbering in Australia. The players are still omnipresent on the television screen – smiling, giggling, gambolling, endorsing everything from toothpaste to suit lengths.For a bunch of losers, India’s top cricketers certainly live a good life. They are unique in the sporting arena in that they are paid equally irrespective of performance. This simply should not continue.A system of performance – based wages offers scope for greater motivation. It will be argued that the cricket board’s pay cheque accounts for only a small portion of a big star’s wealth. Substantially greater sums come from sponsors. They are the ones who have a double duty to perform.Corporate houses fund cricket in two ways – officially through the board and privately by entering into deals with individual cricketers. It is time minimum standards of accountability were sought for these huge promotional budgets.Withdrawing from blindly pumping the board with money, let sponsors ask it for specific plans for developing the game – and then finance these. When it comes to cricketers, companies should consider cutting their endorsement fees when they play poorly.This would make commercial sense too. Would consumers want to watch an advertisement featuring a batsman who can barely survive at the crease? Whether it is in negotiating with board officials or individual cricketers, sponsors operate in a seller’s market-if one company drops out, another steps in.Maybe the way out is for the giant sponsors to form a cartel and- as the ESPN-Star Sports partnership did with telecast rights-put the brakes on the gravy train. Otherwise, the game can chug along to damnation.
View comments Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Adamson holds off Letran for 3rd win in Filoil Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Sean Anthony came through in the clutch as NorthPort escaped an import-less NLEX side, 83-79, in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Anthony scored his team’s last four points, including a go-ahead putback, 81-79, with 15.8 seconds left. The do-it all forward also hit two free throws to seal the game with 1.6 ticks to go.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “NLEX is a tough team and at the same time, coach Yeng (Guiao) is a tough coach. They’re just really hard to beat,” said NorthPort head coach Pido Jarencio, whose squad improved to 2-0.“They didn’t have an import but it still went down the wire. But a win is a win and we’ll take it,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAnthony finished with 17 points and six rebounds off the bench while Prince Ibeh posted 15 points, 19 rebounds and six blocks.The Road Warriors went all-Filipino after their replacement import Tony Mitchell failed to secure his papers. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Unfazed by the circumstance, NLEX’s locals came ready to play with Kenneth Ighalo leading the way.Ighalo fired 18 points, including 13 in the first half where the Road Warriors even took a nine-point lead.The Batang Pier were also undermanned with star point guard Stanley Pringle still dealing with some pain in his right foot following surgery.It was an ugly win for NorthPort, which shot itself in the foot with 19 missed free throws, but a victory nonetheless.“Good start for the team this second conference.”ADVERTISEMENT
zoomImage Courtesy: Goodbulk Monaco-based owner of dry bulkers GoodBulk has embarked on an ambitious capital raising campaign as it welcomes new ships into the fleet.The company has secured a USD 73 million-worth credit facility with ING Bank and has entered into an investment agreement to collect around USD 10 million from share issuance.A portion of the five-year facility will be used to finance the purchase of M/V Aquasalwador, a 2012 built Capesize vessel of 180,012 dwt built by Daehan, KR.The vessel was bought in July for USD 34.7 million, which was financed by a combination of cash on hand and USD 24.5 million of availability under the ING Bank credit facility.The Capesize was delivered to the company on September 5.On the same day, GoodBulk entered into an investment deal to issue 572,738 new common shares to an unaffiliated investor at a price of USD 17.46 per share, hoping to raise USD 10 million in total. The share issuance is expected to be completed by September 7 2018.Following the issuance of the new common shares, GoodBulk will have 30,116,458 common shares outstanding.The company has been in fleet reshuffling mode over the recent months, having bought two Capesizes last month and sold 2012 built Supramax vessel, the M/V Aquapride.GoodBulk also has the option to acquire a third 2012-built Capesize vessel within September 2018 for USD 35.7 million.Upon completion of the announced transactions, GoodBulk will control a fleet of 26 dry bulk vessels, including 24 Capesizes, 1 Panamax, and 1 Supramax bulker.
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#UnitedStates, August 17, 2017 – Atlanta – The Atlanta Jamaican Association (AJA) has awarded 13 academic scholarships to students pursuing tertiary studies in Jamaica and Atlanta, Georgia. The presentations were made at the AJA’s annual Independence Ball and Scholarship Awards ceremony held on August 12 at the Sheraton Hotel, downtown Atlanta.Of the recipients, five are Jamaican students. They are Cadell Green and Joy-Ann Mason, who attend the University of Technology (UTech); University of the West Indies (UWI) students, Tiffany Mason and Dominique Spence; and Janiqua Thelwell, who is studying early-childhood education at The Mico University College.The other eight scholarship awardees are Ghiselle Brown, Georgia State University; Stone Crews, University of Georgia; Jazz Duncan and Keyanna Ennis, Emory University; Peter Gai Groves, Florida State University; Brianna Ramsey, Mercy University; Natahlia Robinson, Kennesaw University; and Sierra Hart, Washington University.In her address, Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Audrey Marks, lauded the AJA for providing scholarships to deserving students in Jamaica and Atlanta over the past 22 years.“It is very commendable that after starting out with just two scholarships in the early days of the association, tonight, 13 students will be the beneficiaries of scholarships from your organisation,” she said.The Ambassador noted that the awards have assisted tremendously to advance the educational development of the recipients, some of whom will undoubtedly be among the next generation of leaders. Ambassador Marks also lauded the work of the AJA, which is celebrating 40 years of service this year.President of the AJA, Alan Stewart, in his remarks said the association is pleased to assist in furthering the education of these worthy students. “Our way of giving back to our country is to provide these scholarships to college-bound students, both here in Atlanta and in Jamaica,” he said.Mr. Stewart informed that the scholarship programme was established in 1995 to assist graduating high-school seniors of Jamaican heritage in Atlanta, as well as students in Jamaica, to continue their education. He said that to date, the organisation has provided more than US$100,000 to students in Jamaica and in the Metro Atlanta area as well as individual awards of US$25,000 to students facing financial hardship.Mr. Stewart said next year, the association plans to provide funding for full scholarships. Applications for the scholarships are posted on the AJA website at atlantajamaicanassociation.org.During the function, lifetime membership awards were presented to Joy Booth and Alvin Thomas for giving more than 25 years of service to the AJA, while founding membership awards went to Dr. Juan Reid, Neville Barrett, Dr. Noel Erskine and Glenda Erskine.