Arcata uses big fourth-quarter run to open AIBT with win over Rancho Cotate

first_imgARCATA >> Arcata head coach Ryan Bisio was looking for something, anything, to get his team going entering the fourth quarter.A switch in strategy on the defensive end of the floor proved to be the jump-start the Tigers desperately needed to avoid a third straight loss.And for good measure, one of their senior leaders proved to be vital in crunch time.Arcata senior guard Bryce Mateer scored 11 of his game-high 22 points in the fourth quarter as the host Tigers opened the 49th Jerry Paul …last_img

Sharks’ Evander Kane: Don’t lump Mike Babcock story with Bill Peters allegations

first_imgSAN JOSE — As more stories have emerged in recent days about coaching misdeeds, Sharks forward Evander Kane said it’s important to distinguish between the incident involving former Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock and Mitch Marner and the allegation of racist language used by Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters.As the two stories came to light earlier this week, the broader question of how players are treated by coaches — and the need for change — has been brought up. Still, while one …last_img

MRI Inventor Honored

first_imgDr. Raymond V. Damadian, inventor of the MRI scanner, received the 2007 National Inventor of the Year Award in Washington DC, according to a press release from the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation.    Damadian, head of FONAR Corporation, which he founded in 1978, received the 2007 award for inventing the Upright MRI, a scanner that “allows physicians to image patients in various weight-bearing positions in order to view tissues or analyze the spine, joints, or bones for fractures under the strain of normal use rather than in a prone position.”  Despite Philips Corporation commercials now airing on TV, FONAR advertises theirs as the only true “Open MRI” system.  The “tunnel MRI” devices require the patient to lie on a bed.  Open MRI allows for much more flexibility in positioning of the target tissue, and much more comfort for the patient.  In a press release from the company May 17, Damadian explained why this is like going from the gas lamp era to the age of electric lights.    For years, Dr. Damadian had to defend his original MRI patent against large international corporations – and he eventually won.  Yet in 2003, the Nobel Price for the MRI was given to two rivals who built on his discovery.    The award article tells how he is now working on an operating room MRI that will allow surgeons to see diseased tissue in real time as they operate.  The first such device has been installed at Oxford University in England.You recall that suspicions loomed large in 2003 that Damadian was denied the Nobel Prize because of his creationist views (02/09/2004).  It’s good to see his epochal work continue to get recognized.  46 years from now, when the Nobel Committee’s 2003 records are opened, the truth may come out about their anti-creationist bias.  By then, the Nobel Prize itself may be a relic of the 20th century.  Historians, though, will continue to honor Damadian as the man who pioneered inventions that have helped millions.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Unverferth Manufacturing offering rebates

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Unverferth Manufacturing announces its 31 Days of Christmas Rebate for purchasers of its brands of new grain carts and wagons from December 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  Purchasers of Brent, Killbros, Parker or Unverferth grain carts and high-capacity wagons during this time period will receive up to a $4,000 rebate check on grain carts and up to $1,100 on grain wagons.The grain cart rebate amounts are $4,000 for 2,000 bushel, $3,500 for 1500 and 1600 bushel, $3,000 for 1300 through 1100 bushel, $2,500 for 1000 bushel, $1,500 for 850 and 700 bushel and $1,000 for 650 to 500 bushel models.  Grain wagon rebates are $1,100 for 750 bushel, $950 for 650 and $800 for 550 bushel wagons.Additionally, grain cart purchasers of any of these brands through year’s end also qualify for up to $3,000 in Buyer’s Bucks good toward the future purchase of a wide range of other Unverferth-branded products.Rebates are available for grain carts and wagons in dealer and factory inventory during this time period.  Qualified, registered purchasers during the 31 Days of Christmas will be mailed a rebate check.  Complete details are available at the nearest grain cart dealer and at Unverferth.com.Unverferth Mfg. Co., Inc. is a family owned manufacturer and marketer of tillage, seed, hay- and grain-handling equipment along with pull-type sprayers and agricultural dual, triples and specialty wheel products. For additional information, contact Unverferth Manufacturing Co., Inc., P.O. Box 357, Kalida, OH  45853. Phone 1-800-322-6301, 419-532-3121 or visit the website at www.unverferth.com.last_img read more

Forages Needed After Floods

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Russ QuinnDTN Staff ReporterOMAHA (DTN) — Nebraska livestock producers who saw their pastures severely damaged from widespread flooding this spring might have to use annual forages until perennial forages can recover.With pastures now buried under feet of sand along flooded rivers and fences completely destroyed, it will be a long-term project to restore these areas to productivity. Some pastures, however, might not recover enough to be whole again.PRODUCERS NEED FORAGESAt a meeting in Fremont, Nebraska, on Tuesday afternoon, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension specialists spoke on the subject of growing annual forages. The need for forages by livestock producers affected by flooding is both an immediate and longer-term need, according to Nathan Mueller, UNL Extension Agronomist for Dodge and Washington counties.Many farmers in the two counties have seen widespread flooding from three major rivers (Missouri, Elkhorn and Platte) and several smaller streams (Bell Creek, Logan Creek, Maple Creek). The questions Mueller has gotten most from livestock producers since the flood in mid-March is how to grow forage on flooded land and what other alternative options are available to them.“Some have pastures with feet of sand deposited on it and no fences,” Mueller said. “They are going to need forage and hopefully this meeting will give them options.”Daren Redfearn, UNL Extension Forage Crop Residue Specialist, said many forage producers have contacted him and they wanted to know what to do with sand on pasture land. It can be very costly to remove the sand mechanically, but at the same time, what plants could possibly grow with so much sand deposited on pastures.“At some point something will grow, mostly likely some annual like sunflowers,” Redfearn said. “Do you remove the sand or plant on it? I don’t think we really have a good answer yet on what to do.”Another issue will be how much sand is out there and how thick it really is. Some areas might be 4 to 5 feet thick while other areas will not. This inconsistent depth will be a challenge to overcome, he said.The good news is grass will grow again but it will take some time. In the meantime, livestock producers need forages and growing annual forages could be one way to assure this need is met both short- and long-term.LOTS OF CHOICESRedfearn said livestock producers in need of forages have a lot of choices when it comes to growing different annual forages. Certain seed might be more difficult to obtain but generally most of the seed is fairly available.Annual forage would be divided up between cool-season and warm-season species, he said. Cool-season forages could be small grains such as oats, cereal rye, triticale, wheat or barley. Brassicas would also be cool-season and would include turnips, radishes and rapeseed.Redfearn said the most common cool-season small grain is oats, which could be planted in the fall or early spring. With oats you can stockpile the forage and quality doesn’t drop much, he said.Brassicas can be planted in the fall or the spring, although production is higher when it’s planted in the fall, he said. With it already being well into April, it is getting almost too late to plant oats or any cool-season annuals.Warm-season forages could be summer annuals such as sudangrass, sorghum/sudangrass, forage sorghum, pearl millet and German (foxtail) millet. Other examples of warm-season annuals could be sunflowers, cowpea, Mungbean and Sunn hemp.Considering it is almost too late to plant cool-season forages, planting warm-season forages might be the best option for producers who lost pastures due to flooding, he said. The planting window for warm-season forages is the end of May and grazing or haying would be expected from late July through September.“My take-home message is planting dates with annual forages is important,” he said. “Delayed planting reduces fall growth potential and the effects of late fall planting carry over into the spring.”Before Aug. 1, summer annuals are the best choice as cool-season annuals are risky, he said. From Aug. 1 to Sept. 1 cool-season annuals are the best choice.Redfearn said after Sept. 1 cool-season annuals are best and summer annuals are not recommended. After Oct. 1 cool-season annuals are the best bet.FEED VALUESFrom the livestock side, annual forages have different feed values, Kristen Ulmer, UNL Extension Educator in Beef Systems. Dovetailing on what Redfearn said, planting dates are extremely important, she said.Research at the UNL Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (ENREC) near Mead has shown this to be true.Oats were planted in a cornfield after corn silage was removed on Sept. 3, 2016, and the then after high-moisture corn was harvested on Sept. 17, 2016. Ulmer said the oat biomass produced on the field planted on Sept. 3 was 2,510 pounds per acre while the biomass on the field planted on Sept. 17 was only 574 lbs/acre.“It can make a huge difference in production even as little as two weeks,” Ulmer said.Feeding value of annual forages can be maintained during the winter and meets calf and gestating cow requirements for protein and energy. Research has shown an oat, radish, turnip mixture planted on Sept. 8 will have a crude protein level of 23.2% in November and 22.9% in December.Ulmer said calf performance on annual forages have also been studied at UNL.In one study, calves grazed annuals for 40 to 60 days after the field was harvested for both corn silage and high-moisture corn. In the study, calves grazing after the corn silage had an average daily gain of 2.33 lbs. while calves grazing in forage after high-moisture corn was harvested gained 1.15 lbs.Other considerations when grazing annual forages would be metabolic disorders with livestock.Ulmer said all annual grasses can have nitrate toxicity issues. Prussic acid can be seen with using sorghum, sudan grass, sorghum/sudan mix and corn as a forage. She said issues with prussic acid can be avoided if grazing isn’t allowed until the crop is 18 inches tall and waiting seven days after a killing frost.Grass tetany can be an issue with lush, immature grasses, she said. The main concern here is with lactating cows but in most cases feeding a free-choice mineral with 12% to 15% magnesium (mg) with a target of three to four ounces per day/head will take care of the problem.Russ Quinn can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @RussQuinnDTN(BAS/SK)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Google Maps for Android Gets Biking Directions and Sharing Features

first_imgGoogle Maps for Android just got a nice update for those of us who like to ride our bikes around town. Just in time for National Bike Month, you can now get biking directions on your Android phone. In addition, Google Maps for Android can now highlight dedicated bike-only trails, roads with bike lanes and roads that are good for biking but don’t have bike lanes. Google Maps for Android now also includes a new “share this place” feature that allows users to share information about a place by email and on Buzz, Facebook and Twitter.The updated application is now available in all the countries and languages where Maps is currently available, though the biking directions will only work in the U.S. for now. Google first launched biking directions two months ago. Sadly, these biking directions are currently only available on the Google Maps website and Android. iPhone Users Continue to Wait for Google Maps UpdateiPhone users can see the bicycling layer in the mobile web version of Google Maps, though this isn’t exactly the fastest and most convenient way of accessing this information. Google Maps for iPhone continues to lag behind Google’s Android efforts and doesn’t feature support for layers, public transit and biking and walking directions. This will hopefully change with the release of the iPhone 4 OS, however. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts frederic lardinois Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Google#mobile#news#web last_img read more

Soledad OBrien And Rosario Dawson To Speak At Womens Leadership Summit

first_imgWomen and men from across the country will be gathering in Baltimore on May 1-3 for Its Time 2015: The Partnership Summit to Elevate Women’s Leadership.Summit host, It’s Time Network, is excited to announce that Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, Broadcast Journalist Soledad O’Brien, and Actress Rosario Dawson will be among the featured speakers.Rosalynn Carter, the Former First Lady of the United States, has maintained a life-long dedication to issues affecting women and children. In 2001 she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. She is one of America’s leading advocates for mental health, caregiving, early childhood immunization, human rights and conflict resolution. In 1988, Carter convened the “Women and the Constitution” conference to assess that document’s impact on women. Now, more than 20 years later, the former First Lady again leads the way for women seeking answers on how to be more effective leaders.Rosario Dawson has risen to fame for her work in hit films including Rent, Sin City and Men in Black II. In addition to starring in numerous leading roles, Dawson also lends her time to a range of influential organizations, including The Lower Eastside Girls Club, the Environmental Media Association and Voto Latino, a non-partisan organization, which she co-founded in 2004, that empowers Latino millennials to build a better future for themselves and their community. Dawson was recently awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her valuable contributions to the community and encouragement in getting others involved.Soledad O’Brien will be giving the address ‘Investing in girls is the solution to global poverty’ at the summit, as well as facilitating the panel discussion, “Empowering Girls and Women: Backing Research with Resources.” O’Brien has been an example of excellence in women’s leadership both on camera and off. She has been a tireless advocate of creating opportunities for Americans of all backgrounds, especially girls. This has infused her work as a multiple Emmy and Peabody award-winning broadcast journalist, as an executive producer, and as CEO of Starfish Foundation where she works to help disadvantaged young women have access to educational opportunities. Soledad O’Brien has been recognized by the NAACP, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the National Association of Black Journalists, among others. In 2009, she received the Medallion of Excellence for Leadership and Community Service Award.Carter, Dawson, and O’Brien will be joined by 53 other speakers and panelists at the summit to explore issues relevant to women leaders of all levels, including sessions on “partnership between men and women,” “building a fair economy,” why it makes both business and social sense to “invest in girls,” the complexities of “fair pay,” environmental issues, how to use political influence, and the increasing global presence of women leaders.Some of the most influential organizations advocating on behalf of women and girls are Convening Partners of the summit, including The Carter Center, Women Donors Network, Global Fund for Women, Women Moving Millions, Women’s Funding Network, Let Girls Lead and Girls Inc.“At the summit, women and men will discuss collective action to ensure women’s voices and leadership are included in the most pressing issues of our time,” says Betsy Hall McKinney, founder of It’s Time Network, the summit’s organizer.The summit will begin an inclusive dialogue about women’s leadership across social, economic, gender and racial lines. Says former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, “Times of upheaval require not just more leadership but more leaders. People at all organizational levels, whether anointed or self-appointed, must be empowered to share leadership responsibilities.”The summit organizers are taking the former First Lady’s advice and striving to make the summit accessible for leaders at any stage. Students can attend the full conference $59 dollars, a subsidized community ticket price of $99 for all three days or $39 for one day, and even scholarships are available. To register for the summit or for more information, go to www.ItsTime2015.com.It’s Time Network is a growing community of people, organizations and visionary leaders working to advance the full empowerment of women and girls to achieve gender equity, evolve democracy, build fair economies and regenerate the earth. Register for It’s Time 2015 or sign up to join the network in your city at www.ItsTime2015.com.last_img read more