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Dominican Holidaze Reveals Jam-Packed 2016 Lineup

first_imgReturning to the beautiful shores of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, the annual Dominican Holidaze festival has just announced their 2016 lineup. Put on by the fine folks of Cloud 9 Adventures, the festival will run from December 1-5, and feature a number of jam scene favorites during the destination event.The festival lineup features sets from Umphrey’s McGee, STS9, The Disco Biscuits, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Lotus, Lettuce, Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ Set), and The Floozies. With more artists and poolside DJ sets to be announced, the D.H. lineup is looking quite nice!The festival also promises a number of fun activities, including daily yoga, a wide variety of artist-hosted interactive activities and workshops, an autograph signing, poolside competitions, beach games and theme nights. With all that, and more from the Breathless Resort & Spa Punta Cana and the family-friendly Now Onyx Punta Cana, this is a can’t miss weekend!Tickets for returning guests will go on sale next Thursday, May 19th, with the full on-sale beginning on May 20th. More information can be found via the event’s website. Check out the stacked lineup below:last_img read more

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VICTIMS OF PAEDOPHILE PRIESTS RAISE AWARENESS OF RAPHOE REPORT WITH DUBLIN PROTEST

first_imgVICTIMS of paedophile priests held a protest in Dublin yesterday – two weeks before a report on the Raphoe Diocese is published.ACCAI (Abused Catholic Children Association of Ireland) held the protest at the Pro Cathedral in Dublin aimed at the upcoming Raphoe dioceses report into child abuse.The report from the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church, into abuse in Raphoe, is to be published following an audit of the diocese by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic church. The final draft has to be approved by Bishop Philip Boyce before it is released. It will now only deal with what is found in Diocese records.The group, that protests weekly at the Pro Cathedral, organised the weekend’s protest with Raphoe as their subject due to the fact that a lot of Donegal GAA supporters will be in the city for the All Ireland Semi Final game with Dublin and it will enable them to get involved.One of the organisers, John Deegan from County Donegal said: “The protest went very well and we did what we set out to do – to raise awareness of our situation.“There were a lot of Donegal people in town for the big game and hopefully we managed to address a number of issues with them,” he said. EndsVICTIMS OF PAEDOPHILE PRIESTS RAISE AWARENESS OF RAPHOE REPORT WITH DUBLIN PROTEST was last modified: August 29th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:PRTEST. PAEDOPHILESlast_img read more

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Stand Strong – 5

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By David BennettProgressive Farmer ContributorUnder a darkening sky during the latest rain, Perry Galloway stood alongside a healthy corn crop.The Gregory, Arkansas, grower and aerial applicator was pleased with what he saw even though plants that were 8 feet tall in mid-July would normally be several feet taller. Persistent precipitation slowed crop progress.Galloway’s game plan doesn’t change, though. He said ensuring corn is healthy during the V3 to V8 growth stages provides the best opportunity for big yields at harvest.“It’s critical during the first 60 days to ensure the corn plant is healthy in terms of proper nutrition—N [nitrogen], P [phosphorus] and K [potassium] along with micronutrients, sulfur, magnesium, zinc, boron — to set the plant up to establish the largest ears,” Galloway explained. “It’s a numbers game. The more rows around and the longer the rows, the more kernels you’ll make. And, hopefully, those kernels will be heavy and translate to high yields.”Galloway concluded V4 is when the rows around an ear are established. V8 is when ear length is established.The row-crop farmer believes the V2 or V3 growth stages are when corn ear ridges are formed and ultimately split into rows. An ear has an even number of rows — seven splits to 14, eight to 16, 10 to 20, etc.“So, we’re looking for the maximum number of rows around and maximum length,” Galloway continued. “Usually, on a regular production field, I end up with 36 to 40 kernels long. If I have 16 rows around and 38 healthy kernels — with a plant population of about 34,000 plants per acre — that’ll equate to around a 225- to 250-bushel corn crop. I don’t hit 260 bushels every time, but that’s what I’m aiming for.”This is the last of five stories in DTN/Progressive Farmer’s Stand Strong series. Optimizing yields on every acre requires getting corn off to a fast start and establishing a sturdy stand. Stories in this series offered tips to strengthen standability.HEALTHY PLANTS, HEALTHY YIELDSJason Kelley, University of Arkansas Extension corn specialist, urged farmers to pay attention to corn health during early vegetative stages.“We always say, ‘To reach maximum yield, corn can’t have a bad day in its life.’ That’s somewhat true,” Kelley said. “But, obviously, there are management factors that impact yield, such as planting date, obtaining optimum stands and drainage in combination with timely applied inputs at the V3 to V6 stage to reach top yields.”The V3 to V6 time frame is when most sidedress nitrogen fertilizer is applied, Kelley said.“The plant will be entering the rapid growth period, and having adequate fertility present at this stage is important,” he said. “If we’re late on fertilizing, it can certainly reduce yield potential. We are always concerned if we’re delayed in getting nitrogen out, especially if we did not apply much or any at preplant or at planting. The timeliness of nitrogen application is a very important component to obtaining high yields.”Kelley added zinc and sulfur deficiencies are often observed in the V3 to V6 stages, as well.Weed control is also “very critical” for maintaining top yields, Kelley said.“With weed control, there’s the same kind of philosophy: We must be timely,” he explained. “Typically, our best weed-control programs are two-pass where we start clean with a burndown or tillage pass along with a preemergence herbicide application immediately after planting.”Every year, cutworms can be an issue in some fields. “Fortunately, we generally don’t experience a lot of problems,” Kelley said. “Stinkbugs are also a pest we see during the V3 to V6 stage at some levels in most fields. We’ve had fields sprayed for stinkbugs this year.”MORE MANAGEMENTThe early vegetative stages in corn are important, particularly in the South. “Especially in a year like we’re having,” said Erick Larson, Mississippi State University Extension corn specialist.“Corn is particularly responsive to the stand it achieves,” he concluded. “Stand quality can be jeopardized not only by seedling mortality, but growth disparity and plant spacing may also considerably reduce productivity.”Normally, Mid-South producers use some form of a stale seedbed system, where all primary field prep is done in the fall to enhance the opportunity for early planting in the spring. “The only thing done in springtime is to apply a nonselective burndown herbicide to control winter weeds and, likely, harrow the top of the beds and plant as soon as it dries down,” Larson said.Last fall, farmers didn’t have an opportunity to “row up” a lot of land or reestablish raised beds, Larson explained. Many growers had to plant their fields flat, or they hastily put up raised beds in the spring when soils were abundantly moist.“That could cause more soil compaction, which can limit plant growth and have lasting effects,” Larson said. “Corn is a crop that doesn’t ‘bounce back’ very well.”DO THE MATHGalloway contends a good corn crop should be established early.“If you only have, say, 14 rows [on an ear], then you’ll need about 44 kernels long to get to the same number of seed as the 16/38 equation,” he claimed. “So, it seems to me it’s easier to make more rows around than length. Later in the year, you’ll think they’re all pollinated and filling out, and something happens. It bites you. I don’t know if it’s sunlight, fertility — some other sort of stress like lack of moisture or too much — but the 50-kernel-long corn turns into 35 to 40. It aborts those extra kernels as it’s filling out. That’s just the physiology of the plant.”Different corn hybrids make more rows around ears, Galloway said. Seed companies should be able to tell customers what a hybrid is capable of.Galloway looks for corn that’s able to produce ears 16 rows around and 38 kernels long.Since corn appears to be 2 to 3 feet shorter this year because of climatic setbacks and stress, Galloway wondered if ear size and yields will be affected.“It doesn’t appear so; I’m still seeing nice ears,” he said. “I’ve talked to some seed-company guys, and they agree that the ear size seems to still be there. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out.”(ES)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Evernote Creates Accelerator Program To Host & Mentor Developers

first_imgTags:#accelerators#Evernote#productivity#software platform Why You Love Online Quizzes fredric paul How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Evernote, the company behind the eponymous suite of notetaking and archiving apps for computers and mobile use, on Tuesday announced the Evernote Accelerator program to help promising winners of its 2013 Evernote Devcup hackathon (which began on March 10 and runs through June 28 with thousands of participants) turn their ideas into actual products.(See also 2012 Evernote Devcup Finalists.) The idea, according to Evernote platform advocate Rafe Needleman, who is behind the program, is to invite half a dozen two-to-three person developer teams from all around the world to come to Evernote’s Silicon Valley headquarters for a month of intensive development and mentoring – along with team building and technical support. “We want to take these great ideas and help them go from the idea stage to the sustainable business stage,” Needleman said.Honda & DOCOMO Will Sponsor Evernote Accelerator TeamsHonda Silicon Valley Lab and DOCOMO Innovation Ventures will sponsor teams in two of the categories, focused on in-car apps and mobile apps, respectively. While Needleman wouldn’t say how much the sponsors are contributed, he said they’ll be rewarded with visibility into global entrepreneurship as well as media attention (you’re reading this, right?) and the ability to work with developer teams to create cool apps.Needleman said more sponsors are expected to join the program, but not all the teams will have specific sponsors – some will be chosen and sponsored by Evernote itself.Not all the Devcup winners will be at the appropriate development stage for the Accelerator, Needleman explained, but Evernote will invite appropriate participants from the pool of winners. “They must win a [Devcup] prize to be invited.” Evernote will fly the teams selected for the Acclerator to the Bay Area, put them up and pay a stipend for incidental expenses. But unlike the accelerator programs and developer funds at many platform companies, it won’t be taking an equity position. The Accelerator teams will get workspace at Evernote’s HQ, and the ability to work directly with the Evenote developers. After the Accelerator, the company will help the teams connect with Silicon Valley funding sources and development organizations to help support the next stage in their development.Best Case Scenario: New Evernote AppsFor Evernote, the best-case scenario is to create viable busineses that leverage the Evernote database to make it even more useful. “Evernote has eight apps,” Needleman explained, but “there’s a million things you can do with Evernote data.”(See also Evernote: A 0-60 MPH Guide.)The program will run from mid-October to mid-November, 2013. Rules and signup information can be found at dev.evernote.com. Needleman hopes the Accelerator will become an annual event.(Disclosure: From 1997-1998, I worked for Rafe Needleman at CNET.com.)Images courtesy of Evernote.center_img Related Posts 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

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Priyanka-Shahid tiff sours Kunal Kohli’s casting coup

first_imgDirector Kunal Kohli must be a very nervous man these days. He pulled off Bollywood’s latest casting coup by signing ex-lovers Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra for his ambitious next film.However, after an elaborate spat the two stars had earlier this week, Kohli must now be spending sleepless nights over whether he will manage to complete his multicrore film peacefully.For those who came in late, Kohli recently announced his yet-untitled project with fanfare, declaring that Shahid and Priyanka would play four sets of characters each in the film whose story spans four cities.”The film explores four aspects of love represented by four couples, with Shahid and Priyanka featured in quadruple roles. Each segment will see the two stars sport a new look and will be set in a new city,” a source in the film’s unit said.The Shahid-Priyanka spat happened earlier this week when they met and he expressed his ire at reports that said he was stalking her. They had an argument, which left Priyanka in tears.”Shahid was surprised and angry at the cooked-up reports that said he was so desperate to get Priyanka back that he had started stalking her. He decided to confront her and clear the air,” a source said. However, the confrontation led to an argument and Priyanka breaking down, complicating affairs.The spat couldn’t have come at a worse time because shooting of Kohli’s film is scheduled to start within a week.”Shahid and Priyanka parted ways a while ago but they have maintained a friendly and professional relationship. Now, the reports have created a rift,” the source added.advertisementFor Kohli, who has directed hits such as Fanaa and Hum Tum in the past, his current film is his most ambitious venture yet. However, after the recent spat, the trade is apprehensive about the project. “Kunal Kohli took a calculated risk by choosing to cast estranged lovers Shahid and Priyanka solely because he was convinced only these two actors would suit the roles. Bollywood has a long history of ambitious films being shelved because of co- stars with personal problems.A recent case where personal problems affected a film’s fate was Boney Kapoor’s Milenge Milenge. The film was launched when Shahid and Kareena Kapoor were an item. The two stars fell out while it was being shot, and producer Kapoor struggled against odds to finally release it last year.last_img read more

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Bucks wins that elusive Premiership

first_imgAfter 15 seasons, 280 games and a Brownlow Medal, Nathan Buckley was missing one thing: A premiership.Nathan Buckley has dominated another code of football with his team, The Aggots, winning the Men’s D Grade Albert Park touch competition late last month.And while it wasn’t exactly an AFL premiership, Buckley and his team, The Aggots, have enjoyed taking out the major prize in the Albert Park competition.For the record, The Aggots defeated On The Cards 6-5 in the final. Former Collingwood team mate Paul Licuria, along with the AFL’s Chief Broadcasting and Commercial Officer Gillon McLachlan and his brother, TV personality Hamish, proved too strong against the team who just missed out on the minor premiership.In one of the most eagerly anticipated matches of the season, the high scoring affair lived up to expectations with both teams scoring regularly.The Aggots and On The Cards had only met once before the final, in round seven, with On The Cards winning 8-6.After the 12 round competition, the Aggots were placed fourth, only to overcome ladder leader Contexxables 8-7 in the semi final to book their place in the final.Despite only consolidating their place in the finals with one game remaining, the Aggots finished their season strongly, winning their last seven games to take the title.After losing three of their first four games, the Aggots turned things around under the guidance of Victorian Game Development Officer, Ali Tuai.The Albert Park Summer Season begins on 6 October 2008. Thanks to Ashlee Buckley and Lauren Pritchard for providing the article content.last_img read more

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Reports: Charleston Transfer Canyon Barry Down To 7 Finalists

first_imgCanyon Barry shoots a shot.Canyon BarryCharleston graduate transfer guard Canyon Barry has cut his list to seven finalists, according to multiple reports. Charleston transfer Canyon Barry’s finalists: Cal, Florida, Kansas, Louisville, Miami, Northwestern, Ole miss.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 4, 2016Charleston transfer Canyon Barry told @CBSSports he has cut his list to Cal, Florida, Kansas, Louisville, Miami, Northwestern, and Ole Miss.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 4, 2016The 6-foot-6 Barry is the son of NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry. He was averaging 19.7 points per game this season before a shoulder injury ended his season in early January. Barry has also made headlines for copying his father’s famous underhanded free throw style.last_img read more

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Recruit battles heart condition opposition

Dealing with adversity is something that many athletes learn to cope with in their careers. Most, though, do not face potentially life-threatening situations.This was the case for Chad Hagan, the Ohio State football recruit listed at 6-feet-2-inches and 230 pounds, who last April found out he had an uncommon heart condition.“He was going in for a very minor procedure on his shin … when they went to anesthetize him, the anesthesiologist determined the irregularity in the heartbeat,” said Guy Montecalvo, Hagan’s football coach at Canon-McMillan high school in Canonsburg, Pa.The condition, Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, causes irregular or rapid heartbeats, sometimes so fast that the chambers of the heart cannot fill back up with blood. This caused his heart to enlarge, which the doctors initially thought was a more serious condition.“Actually the heart had just grown larger to accommodate the more rapid, immature beats that did not allow the left side of the heart to pump out the necessary blood,” Montecalvo explained.He was able to return partway through his senior season, playing in five-and-a-half games, recording 497 yards and seven touchdowns on 87 carries and totaling 33 tackles on defense.During Hagan’s basketball season, another issue seemed to be developing with his rapid heartbeat. The doctors were again able to perform an operation, and Hagan was allowed to return to sports.While Hagan’s past has been difficult, his future with the Buckeyes looks bright.“The thing with Chad is, he could be an ultra-freak athlete,” said Kevin Noon, managing editor of Buckeyegrove.com. Registering a 4.4 40-yard dash and a 40-inch vertical, Hagan has all the physical tools to play and be successful at the college level.In terms of his past medical issues, it seems he will be alright as a Buckeye.“The doctors have pretty much given him a clean bill of health,” Montecalvo said. “He will continue to be monitored by a cardiologist … but as of now, the heart rate is good.”This is good news to Buckeye fans, as it seems Hagan has the potential to be a starter in the future in Ohio Stadium.While Hagan played both offense and defense in high school, it is on the defensive side of the ball where he is going to look to make his mark as a Buckeye. Some recruiting sites list him as a linebacker at the college level. Noon, though, thinks he has the ability to succeed as a safety.“As long as he proves he has the cover skills, I have no doubt that he’s got the rest of the physical attributes that he could probably be pretty dangerous as [a defensive back],” Noon said. “I think that would be the place he would make the biggest impact.”Montecalvo, though, thinks those that projected Hagan at the linebacker position have it right.“I think he could be a great outside linebacker. … He’s getting bigger every week,” Montecalvo said. “Ohio State initially recruited him as a safety, but that was back when he was 205 pounds after his junior year. … I believe he will be a solid 235- to 240-pound player and, needless to say, he can play a lot of places.”While placing him at a certain position may be problematic for recruiting experts, it seems like it will be a wonderful issue for OSU football coach Jim Tressel to deal with. The question then becomes how soon it will be until fans get to see Hagan on the field.“I would say he is a candidate to redshirt, but he does have the capability of being on the coverage team,” Noon said. “With the way the depth chart sets up along those lines, that a year on the scout team learning those positions [would be the best].”Regardless of when or where Ohio State fans see Hagan, it seems the Buckeyes have acquired not only a potentially great football player, but also a great person.“[Chad] is a very mature young man,” Montecalvo said. “He’s had to go through some very unique circumstances than most of the boys that I’ve coached. Consequently, that’s caused him to grow up and mature a little quicker than some people do. He’s the type of guy that people can lean on and depend on him reaching out to when they have problems.” read more

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From player to coach Justin Kronauge helps lead Ohio State tennis

When an athlete posts multiple school records by the end of their college career, it would be expected to be hard to say goodbye. But for the Ohio State men’s tennis team, that goodbye became a new beginning. Former Buckeye tennis player, Justin Kronauge, is in his second year as the team’s assistant coach after completing one of the most illustrious athletic careers in the team’s history. Kronauge ended his playing career with the most single wins (147), most doubles wins (128) and most combined wins with 275 total victories for the Buckeyes, but still is as humble as can be. “I don’t even look at that stuff,” Kronauge said. “With such a good program like Ohio State, it’s an honor to hold those records.” Graduating with a degree in finance in 2010, Kronauge turned to coaching. The two-time All-American searched for a position on traveling and lower-level professional teams, but said he knew the atmosphere of the college game was the right fit for him, and the assistant coaching spot at OSU was calling. With a streak of seven straight Big Ten titles on the line, Kronauge said he is focused on preparing his team for the postseason. “Last year was our sixth straight, I’ve been a part of all of those,” Kronauge said. “It was special being on other end coaching, and making it to the Final Four of NCCAs last year was pretty exciting too.” Redshirt junior Devin McCarthy said he was happy to see Kronauge hired as an assistant coach for the team. McCarthy was a freshman when Kronauge was a senior for the Buckeyes and understood the honor it is to be coached by his former teammate. “It’s great to be able to go to someone who knows what you’re going through, he understands me as a player,” McCarthy said. “You look at his accolades, it’s pretty easy to listen to someone who has accomplished what he has.” Being a part of the team for four years, it was a pretty easy transition to becoming a coach, Kronauge said. “I feel like the guys had some respect from playing with me,” Kronauge said. “I grew up with some of them. They might give me a little harder time, but it’s alright, it’s give and take.” The team has won 143-consecutive home matches and 84-consecutive Big Ten victories with a win against the Minnesota Golden Gophers April 8, but the team doesn’t talk about the streaks, McCarthy said. “We don’t really want to jinx things,” McCarthy said. “We don’t want to be known as the team that lost it for all the guys like Justin. We are all working harder to make sure that doesn’t happen.” Kronauge has witnessed players in similar situations while playing for the Buckeyes, adding he is glad he can help guide them through it. “There was a lot of tight situations I was in when I was player,” Kronauge said. “I think my experience helps, and I can talk them through it.” Former teammate and senior Steven Williams described his coach as serious, respectful and hard working. “He has been able to balance being friends with the guys between playing and it being business,” Williams said. “He always had respect because he always kept it professional and looking out for the guys.” Kronauge competed in some lower-level professional tournaments across South America and the United States, but said he wishes to keep coaching in the future. read more

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Womens Soccer Ohio State returns home to welcome No 21 Rutgers and

Ohio State freshman forward Emaly Vatne (14) heads the ball down the field in the game against Florida Gulf Coast University on Sept. 7. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorAfter splitting two road games against Michigan and Michigan State last weekend, the Ohio State women’s soccer team (7-5-1, 4-2-1 Big Ten) intends to build upon its consistency when it plays No. 21 Rutgers (9-1-4, 5-0-2 Big Ten) at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Maryland (4-7-4, 2-4-1 Big Ten)  at 2 p.m. Sunday. Sophomore forward Marissa Birzon said both teams the Buckeyes will compete against coming up are two very strong. “They’re both very aggressive,” Birzon said. “And they’re definitely coming out to play and looking to beat us, so we just have to find a way to beat them and do our best to keep our momentum going forward.”The last time Ohio State and Rutgers met, the Scarlet Knights came away with the 1-0 advantage over the Buckeyes at home. With a fairly balanced offense, the Scarlet Knights’ biggest strength is its defense, giving up fewer than two points to its opponents all season.. Sophomore forward Amirah Ali has proved to be a significant player on the Rutgers offense this year, scoring the game-winning goal in overtime against No.14 Northwestern and leading the team with 10 goals.After falling to Ohio State at home earlier this season, Maryland continues to struggle, recording a total of seven losses thus far. Senior forward Jarena Harmon has been a strong player on Maryland’s offense, notching a goal the Terrapins and helping her team come away with the victory over No. 14 Northwestern.  Last weekend was a huge test for the Buckeyes, traveling on the road to take on the Spartans and the Wolverines in a series of rivalry games and only coming away with one win of the two matches.Birzon scored the game-winner for the Buckeyes against Michigan State in the 51st minute of the match.Birzon said the loss to the Wolverines was tough and the team really wanted to come out with a win against a major rival. “Honestly, we didn’t come out as the better team in that game,” Birzon said. “But then we really picked it up and turned our game around on Sunday beating Michigan state. So, the team chemistry has been awesome together and were really looking forward to the rest of the couple games we have left.”As the season nears its end for Ohio State, the Buckeyes will search for more success down the stretch in Big Ten play. With just four games left, senior goalkeeper Devon Kerr said she is personally very excited to get back home and play in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium once again. “It’s always a little bit tougher playing on the road,” Kerr said. “And I just think being back at the Jesse will just bring a lot of energy to our team and its always just great to be back at home in front of our fans.” read more

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