Trust the prayers: Embiid surprises churchgoers near Philly

first_imgGreen group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast The posting says, “God bless, Joel Embiid and his beautiful spirituality.”Assistant Coach Billy Lange was also in attendance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownEmbiid scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Sixers’ 106-102 victory against the Heat Saturday.His team leads the Eastern Conference series, 3-1, and they could close out the series with a win at home Tuesday night. Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid (21) reacts after scoring during the second half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Miami Heat, Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Miami. The 76ers won 128-108. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)SPRINGFIELD, Pa. — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is shaping up to be the answer to Philly fans’ prayers, and he shocked parishioners by showing up during the middle of some at a small Roman Catholic church this weekend.St. Kevin Parish in Springfield, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) outside Philadelphia, posted photos on Facebook of the player posing with thrilled churchgoers as he attended their 5:30 p.m. Mass Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Champions League: Underdog spirit drives Klopp, Di Francescocenter_img Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READlast_img read more

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Gov’t Pledges US$2.5m for George M. Weah Training Center

first_imgVice President Joseph N. Boakai and Rep. Edwin M. Snowe, Jr., have pledged government’s support of US$2.5m to the George M. Weah Training Center which construction begins sometime this month, March 2014.Amb. Baokai on Saturday during the ground breaking and historic training center in Careysburg said the erection of the training center would quench his jealousy of religiously watching talented youthful footballers of other countries and will able to see Liberian youths developing their talents.“We like this opportunity and we will support it our young people to be trained and to enjoy football,”  Vice President Boakai said.He stated that the naming of the training center after the 1995 World Player, Liberia’s and Africa’s football icon and legend who later became a politician is important because Liberia is moving and rising above political barriers to recognize the good in people.Amb. Boakai also said the name is important because it births nation building and buttresses the peace and reconciliation that Liberians are striving for.He hailed FIFA, through the FIFA West Africa Development Officer, for the level of support from the world football governing body and also the township leadership of Careysburg for the availability of the 190-acre of land.The Chairman on Rules, Order and Administration at the House of Representatives, Rep. Edwin Snowe committed the Legislature’s support and thanked the President of the Liberia Football Association for the dream of training Liberian footballers.FIFA’s West Africa Development Officer, John Sampon Kablan extended FIFA’s heartfelt greetings to Liberia and their desire to develop the game and hoped that the center would give young Liberians a home.FIFA has provided US$500,000 to cover the first phase of the project and has promised to provide the artificial turf for the two pitches in the training center. The training center is the country’s fourth goal project.In separate remarks, Montserrado County’s District # 1 Representative Josephine Francis, Information Minister Lewis G. Brown, who is also Chairman of the LFA Advisory Committee and Deputy Minister for Administration Jacque Capehart thanked the football house for the initiative and pledged their respective support.The Secretary General of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) Nathaniel McGill, on behalf of honoree George M. Weah expressed his thanks and appreciation to the LFA and the national government.The Chairman of the Youth League of the ruling Unity Party (UP) Amos Tweh also thanked LFA for the naming of the training center after George Weah and urged the LFA to include skill training.The president of LFA, Musa Bility has expressed his hope for the training center to be completed by December-2014 and the artificial turf to be laid in two months. Musons Group Incorporated is the contractor and the consultant is Design and Building Incorporated, he said.Bility revealed that the construction of a multi-purpose two storey football house ( LFA’s Headquarters) will commence soon in the Sinkor’s belt and  the erection of a commercial center for the LFA is in place and might be constructed in Careysburg.Meanwhile, a 5-year National Football Development Plan, worth about US$5m was given to Vice President Joseph Boakai. The plan is designed to develop football from the grass root.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Over 48,000 persons receiving less than 24-hour water service – report

first_imgBy Shemuel FanfairAs the world advances into its nineteenth year in the 21st century, many urban areas in Guyana are still receiving less than desirable water service, with the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) having disclosed earlier this week that 73 per cent of all consumers receive 24-hour service. The GWI’s Performance Review for 2018 estimated its customer count at 178,254 and a simple calculation would show that 27 per cent of this number is 48,128.58. This suggested that over 48,000 GWI customers are receiving water services on a scheduled basis.Responding to questions by Guyana Times as to why urbanised areas such asWell Maintenance Manager, Dwayne ShakoPouderoyen, West Bank Demerara get scheduled water service, Well Maintenance Manager Dwayne Shako revealed that the current water wells and treatment facilities cannot cater to the amount of persons now living in the various communities. He stressed that GWI will be working this year to increase the amount of consumers receiving 24-hour service.“The issue with Pouderoyen is the same issue we face in Covent Garden, Grove (East Bank Demerara), Better Hope, Mon Repos, Port Mourant (East Coast Demerara), that we’re not able to distribute 24 hours. It’s basically the demand is more than the supply. The areas have grown,” Shako confirmed on Monday last.Members of the media were told that the areas with an expanded population have plants that run out of water every five to six hours and Shako noted that that is also happening at central Ruimveldt, East and West Ruimveldt, Roxanne Burnham Gardens and Gyhoc Park in Georgetown. “In terms of Pouderoyen, they are digging another well that will be able to supply the plant with additional source and then we’ll modify the infrastructure of the plant to be able to deliver a 24-hour service. Once that well is completed, we’ll also be able to move some of the Good Fortuin customers and that will be able to deliver 24-hour service to Pouderoyen,” Shako outlined.GWI’s Managing Director, Dr Richard Van West-Charles revealed that GovernmentWCD residents sourcing water from a trench during last yearhas already approved allocations to develop water facilities that will cater to the West Demerara areas of Pouderoyen, West Minster, La Parfaite Harmonie and Lust-en-Rust which according to him, will receive a better supply in 2019.“The contractor has already mobilised his rig at West Minster. When he’s finished there then he will move to Pouderoyen,” Van West-Charles indicated.At GWI’s end of year press conference, it was announced that GWI will acquire two rigs to reduce some of the allocations expended in procuring contracted personnel to carry out such works. The authority also disclosed than more than 3000 residents of Sophia and its surrounding communities benefited from improved water supply with the completion of the ground storage tank at Sophia.Consistent access to water has been difficult at certain intervals during 2018. In October of last year, Guyana Times reported that thousands of West Coast of Demerara (WCD) residents were coping for at least weeks without potable water supply and some even had to source water from nearby trenches. This had disturbed regular chores and other daily tasks. Four major villages – Meten-Meer-Zorg, Zeelugt, De Kinderen and Tuschen – were all affected.In Zeelugt, some persons had to walk about the streets with their buckets to obtain water from the trenches and some were seen utilising bicycles to transport water to their homes for washing and cleaning. In Vergenoegen, some complained that they were initially receiving a 24-hour water supply but this reduced to consumers dealing with a scheduled service from 05:00h to 12:00h noon and from 17:00h to 19:00h.At present, residents of Ruimzeigt and Pouderoyen told Guyana Times that even in 2019, they are receiving an inconsistent water supply. It was explained that Ruimzeigt’s service is discontinued from 10:00h and returns at 18:00h while for Pouderoyen, the services is stopped at 13:00h, returns at 17:00h, only to be discontinued once again at 21:00h before returning the following day.last_img read more

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Guyana, UK Govt deny Russian claim of military base construction

first_imgThe Government of Guyana is calling on Russia to retract statements that suggested that a military base was constructed on the border with Venezuela to train refugees from that country to return home and destabilise the Spanish-speaking nation.These claims were made on Thursday by Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on the sidelines of the International Youth Forum Eurasia Global in the Russian city of Orenburg.However, Guyana’s Government on Friday denounced the claims as false.“The Government of Guyana calls on the Government of the Russian Federation to immediately withdraw this baseless statement which is utterly false,” a missive from the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Georgetown said.According to the Ministry, this incident is especially unfortunate, given that relations between Guyana and Russia have always been based on mutual respect, trust, and friendship. In fact, it went on to reaffirm the Guyana Government’s unequivocal commitment to the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter.“Guyana has always been resolute in its advocacy for several principles of international law including, in particular, the sovereign equality of States. Guyana, therefore, categorically rejects any suggestion that it would allow its sovereign territory to be used in a manner inconsistent with its neighbourly and peaceful relations with Venezuela,” the Foreign Affairs Ministry said.This allegation comes on the heels of the longstanding Guyana-Venezuela border controversy case being sent to the International Court of Justice as a means for peaceful settlement.The Foreign Affairs Ministry said Guyana is fully committed to this decision taken by the United Nations back in January 2018. The border controversy arose from Venezuela’s contention that the 1899 Arbitral Award establishing the boundary between British Guiana and Venezuela is “null and void”.The Russian Spokeswoman said that the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland was “completing the construction of a military base on one of the islands at the mouth of the Essekibo (sic) River under a plausible pretext – supposedly to stop the smuggling of weapons and drugs”.Zakharova went on to say, “there have already arrived several dozen so-called ‘refugees’ from Venezuela to undergo training as part of reconnaissance and sabotage groups, and then to be dispatched to Venezuelan territory in order to destabilise the situation and carry out appropriate actions – from extremist to terrorist”.However, Britain’s Defence Ministry on Friday denied the allegations that it was involved in a plot to overthrow the Venezuelan Government using a military base in Guyana to train armed militias.The United Kingdom-based Morning Star reported a Ministry of Defence (MoD) spokesman as saying, “The claims by the Russian Foreign Ministry are clear disinformation. The UK does not possess, is not building, nor operates from any base in Guyana”.In recent years, Venezuela has been experiencing worsened economic and political turmoil. In fact, the deteriorated political situation has given birth to a parallel government, putting the nation into unchartered territory – with two presidents. However, many countries around the world now recognise Opposition Leader Juan Guiadó as the interim President following a 2018 elections, which re-elected President Nicolás Maduro. However, a majority of the international community has deemed those elections as fraudulent.The current crisis engulfing Venezuela is now in its fifth consecutive year and according to a new United Nations report earlier this year, almost a quarter of the once-wealthy South American nation’s population in dire need of help with a whopping 94 per cent Venezuelan living in poverty.last_img read more

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Ogilvy, Stenson reach final match

first_img“All golf at the end of the day is hitting it on the fairway and making a lot of putts,” Ogilvy said after a 3-and-2 semifinal victory over Chad Campbell. “If you do that in any format, you’re going to do well.” Ogilvy will face Sweden’s Henrik Stenson in today’s 36-hole final in Marana, Ariz., the first time in the nine-year event an American hasn’t reached the title match. The streak is alive at the Accenture Match Play Championship. And it belongs to Geoff Ogilvy. With so much attention on Tiger Woods’ bid for an eighth straight PGA Tour victory, Ogilvy streaked into the championship match Saturday by winning his 10th and 11th in a row in a strong defense of his title. The U.S. Open champion has been so dominant that he hasn’t played the 18th hole since a practice round Tuesday. Stenson played bogey-free in a 3-and-2 victory over Trevor Immelman to reach the final. PGA: Fred Funk overcame back problems to shoot a 6-under 64 for a two-stroke lead over Argentina’s Jose Coceres after the third round of the Mayakoba Golf Classic, the first PGA Tour event in Mexico. The 50-year-old Funk is trying to join Craig Stadler as the only players to win on the regular tour after winning a Champions Tour event. Funk’s Champions victory came a month ago in Hawaii, where he won the Turtle Bay Championship. Funk, who opened with a 62, had a 15-under 195 total. Coceres shot a 65. LPGA: Stacy Prammanasudh shot a 4-under 68 to hold off Jee Young Lee by a stroke and complete a wire-to-wire victory at the Fields Open in Kapolei, Hawaii. center_img The 27-year-old Prammanasudh had five birdies and sealed her second LPGA Tour title by two-putting for par from 20 feet on No. 18 to finish at 14-under 202. Lee closed with a bogey-free 68. Champions: Allen Doyle shot a 5-under 67 in windy conditions to take a one-stroke lead over Bobby Wadkins and Champions Tour newcomer Mark O’Meara after the second round of The ACE Group Classic in Naples, Fla. Doyle, an 11-time winner on the 50-and-over tour, had a 12-under 132 total on the Quail West Golf and Country Club course. O’Meara, making his second Champions Tour start, shot a 68, and Wadkins followed his opening 64 with a 69. Nationwide/Australasian: American Nicholas Thompson won the New Zealand PGA today for his first Nationwide Tour title, beating Canada’s David Morland IV with a par on the first hole of a playoff. Thompson, the former Georgia Tech star who played the PGA Tour last season, and Morland closed with 4-under 68s to finish at 8-under 280 on the Clearwater Resort course. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Drake Athletics Partners With Aspire For Ticket Sales Support

first_imgDrake University athletics has announced a multi-year ticket marketing, sales and service partnership with The Aspire Sport Marketing Group. The on-campus Drake Fan Relationship Management Center (FRMC) will be responsible for new sales, renewals and the generation of new charitable donations to the Bulldog Club.”We are excited to welcome The Aspire Group to our campus as Aspire’s reputation for increasing attendance and providing excellent customer service will benefit our department as well as our current and future fans,” said director of athletics Brian Hardin.  “As we continue to reaffirm ourselves as Des Moines’ Hometown Team, partnering with Aspire will help us identify new fans to bring to our venues which, in turn, will enhance the experience for our student-athletes and very loyal fan base.””We are excited to have the Drake Bulldogs join the Aspire family and partner with Brian Hardin and his team,” said A.J. Smith, Vice President, Client Partner Development. “Elite athletes from across the country visit campus each spring for the Drake Relays and we look forward to providing that same premier level of support and customer service for Bulldog fans with our fan-centric approach.” The Bulldogs are Aspire’s 46th active FRMC and the second in Iowa joining the University of Northern Iowa. Regional Director Chad Cardinal, who also oversees the UNI FRMC, will act as the liaison between Aspire and Drake.About The Aspire GroupThe Aspire Group is a sports and entertainment marketing firm that is globally recognized for innovative consulting, research, and ticket sales services. Aspire created the outsourced ticket sales niche, revolutionizing intercollegiate athletics with the first Fan Relationship Management Center (FRMC) at Georgia Tech in 2009. Over the past decade, more than 230 collegiate and professional sports properties have trusted Aspire to drive revenue, attendance and enterprise-value growth through the combination of strategic consulting and research services and best-in-industry fan relationship management. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Transport on track for World Cup

first_imgGautrain will be running betweenSandton and the OR Tambo InternationalAirport in Johannesburg.(Image: Bombardier) Government officials believe the transportindustry will meet the demand duringthe World Cup. Prasa’s CEO Lucky Montana and Nazir Alli,CEO of Sanral. LOC CEO Danny Jordaan was also at thetransport media briefing.(Images: Bongani Nkosi)MEDIA CONTACTS• Logan MaistrySpokespersonDepartment of Transport+27 083 6444 050maistryl@dot.gov.zaRELATED ARTICLES• Travelling by minibus taxi in SA• SA gets tough on traffic crime• No stopping SA’s Rea Vaya• Gautrain rolling along smoothly• All aboard the Tshwane expressBongani NkosiSouth Africa’s public transport is being beefed up ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, and will be ready to serve thousands of people visiting the country for the football spectacular, government has said.Minister of Transport Sibusiso Ndebele unveiled the country’s Transport Action Plan for 2010 at a media briefing at OR Tambo International Airport on 20 April. The plan details transport arrangements that have been put in place for the tournament and South Africa’s readiness to cope with the movement of fans, officials and players during the month-long period.“We have constantly emphasised that the Fifa World Cup is not only about sport, it is also more about transport,” Ndebele said. “… We will put our best forward to ensure that all those who use our transport services are able to do so effectively and efficiently.”Almost all modes of transportation available in the country, from air to road travel, will be widely used during the tournament. The Department of Transport, both at national, provincial and local level, has set up various projects to run from as early as 1 June to 31 July.Through the newly formed Operating Managing Entity, the department will facilitate the movement of fans to and from stadiums. The scheme will be responsible for a fleet of 110 79-seater Man Lion Explorer luxury buses “specially procured by government for this event”, Ndebele said.The vehicles, which have already been delivered, form part of a greater fleet of 570 buses to be procured from Man and Mercedes-Benz, all to be used during the World Cup. The entity will also run 800 smaller “midi-buses”.There will be inter-provincial and regional luxury bus transport as well, with pricing ranging between R140 (US$18) and R300 ($40) for a one-way ticket.More than 1 000 drivers will be recruited for the bus fleet, said Ndebele.The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system is already operational in Johannesburg, the city that will host the most matches, including the opening and the final. The BRT, dubbed Rea Vaya, operates along dedicated lanes and is currently shuttling people from Soweto to a station closer to Ellis Park Stadium. It will also have a station next to Soccer City, making it easier for fans to reach the action there.Minibus taxis are expected to play a crucial role during the tournament, transporting fans within the host cities. A project similar to Gauride, which Gauteng province set up during the Fifa Confederations Cup in 2009, is expected to involve the entire industry. Last year’s scheme roped in scores of taxis to efficiently transport fans to stadiums in Johannesburg and Pretoria.Improving train servicesTrains are also being lined up to transport football fans. Ndebele said the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa will arrange 418 dedicated trains for the tournament. “We want to encourage travel by train during the World Cup,” he said.Metrorail trains are expected to play a more critical role in Gauteng to get fans to Ellis Park in Johannesburg via the renovated Doornfontein Station, which joins the stadium’s precinct.Loftus Station is linked to Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria’s host stadium, and provides a simple gateway. Nasrec Station, currently undergoing a revamp, will be ready in time and will provide easy access to Soccer City.Plans are also in place to avoid massive train delays, according to Ndebele. “A multi-disciplined operational team is currently working on the issue of train delays in certain areas.”The multimillion-rand Gautrain will be up and running during the tournament, with the first phase starting to operate between Gauteng’s Sandton and OR Tambo International Airport in June “to improve mobility of fans and tourists”. The entire project is set to be completed by December 2010.Air travel readyMost airports in the country have been revamped through projects worth billions of rands ahead of the World Cup. The upgraded facilities include two international hubs, OR Tambo and the Cape Town airport, and a range of domestic terminals. The new King Shaka International Airport in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, will be operational by 1 May.Airports Company South Africa has said that all airports will be ready to accommodate the crowds of people expected to visit the country between June and July.Call centre to speed up mobilityGovernment will launch its Transport Command and Call Centre programme in June. The project, to be run from Gauteng, includes a national transport command centre, a call centre and an “interactive” website.The aim is to ensure that “as many people as possible, both locals and foreigners, are able to conveniently access information that will make their lives easier during these exciting and busy times”, Ndebele said.The call centre, which will be open 24 hours a day, will give out information on available transport options and other traffic matters related to the World Cup. It will operate between 1 June and 31 July. The website www.findyourway2010.co.za, which is already running, will also provide relevant information.last_img read more

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SA approves R33bn in renewable projects

first_img5 November 2013 The government has approved an additional 17 renewable energy projects, paving the way for a further R33.8-billion (US$3.3-billion) worth of investment that will add up to 1 470 megawatts (MW) of clean energy to South Africa’s national grid. The Department of Energy said on Monday that it had signed agreements with 17 new preferred bidders in the third window, or round, of its renewable energy programme for independent power producers. This follows the signing off of 47 projects in the first and second rounds of the programme, for projects already well under way provide South Africa with around 2 400MW of renewable energy, involving investments totalling around R150-billion. Announcing the new preferred bidders in Pretoria, Energy Minister Ben Martins said that most of the first- and second-round projects were currently under construction, with come expected to start delivering energy by December. Martins noted that a total of 93 bids (for solar photovoltaic, wind, concentrating solar power and landfill gas) amounting to 6 023MW had been received for the third round of bidding. No bids had been received for biogas, even though the department had a 12MW maximum allocation for this round. “The bids amounted to 6 023MW, while the available megawatts for allocation is only 1 473MW,” Martins said, adding that department had been pleased with the competitive pricing offered by the bids. According to Business Day, the average price offered for power generated from wind – which received the bulk of the third round allocation – had dropped from R11.43 per kilowatt hour (kWh) in the first round to R6.65/kWh in the third round. State electricity company Eskom will buy power from the new plants once they up and running, in terms of power purchase agreements signed with the producers and backed by the government. South Africa is presently rated as the 12th most attractive investment destination for renewable energy. “This bodes very well for South Africa, as the programme has achieved international acclaim for fairness, transparency and certainty of programme,” Martins said, adding that there had been a progressive increase in the local content and job creation numbers offered by the bidders. The department’s director-general, Nelly Magubane, said that some bidders had exceeded the local content requirement of no less than 40%, with some indicating that their projects would involve up to 56% local content. Martins said the energy sector was expected to play a major role in creating green sector jobs, developing skills and transferring technology into South Africa’s economy. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Conservation Tillage Conference coming soon

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest High input costs coupled with low grain prices anticipated in 2016 means that growers have to make smarter, calculated choices to grow profitable crops this year.Also important is the need to build and maintain healthy soils to help ensure good water quality, said Randall Reeder, a retired Ohio State University Extension agricultural engineer. Reeder is an organizer of the annual Conservation Tillage Conference offered March 2-3 by The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.As farmers prepare for spring planting, much of their planning will focus on where and how to cut costs for 2016 without reducing net income, Reeder said.‘Corn University’“Many growers are tightening their belts because of tight budgets, low prices and not much money in the bank,” he said. “For a few years, grain farmers were making good money. But in 2015 grain prices fell sharply, with 2016 prices looking to stay low.”CTC will offer numerous presentations designed to help growers learn where to cut back while ensuring they have healthy soils, healthy water and hopefully a healthy bank account, Reeder said.The program includes a “Corn University” and “Soybean School” that will be offered during the annual conference, he said.Topics to be discussed during the Corn University March 2 include:• Corn yield forecasting.• New molecular methods for insect control.• Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium management highlights for corn.• Taking a second look at hybrid performance and technology.• Crop-effective and environment-responsible nutrient placement in strip-till and no-till corn.Topics to be discussed during the Soybean School March 3 include:• Ohio soybean limitation survey results.• Managing weeds in soybeans.• Fertility management.• Managing soybean insects.• The future of soybean breeding.• Top 10 ways to improve yield, without breaking the bank.The Corn University and Soybean School are just two of a total of eight concurrent sessions during the conference. More than 900 participants are expected to attend the event, which is organized by OSU Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, with assistance from USDA and SWCDs.OSU Extension and OARDC are the outreach and research arms of the college.The conference will offer the latest research, insight, tips and techniques on precision fertility, cover crops and manure, water management, technology and equipment, nutrient management, and advanced cover crops. It features some 60 presenters, including 25 CFAES researchers and Extension educators, as well as farmers and industry representatives.Certified Crop Adviser continuing education credits are available, with an emphasis on soil and water and nutrient management hours.Topics presented during the two Cover Crop sessions include:* Understanding the legal aspects of manure application.* On-Farm experiences with cover crops and manure.* Enhancing soil mycorrhizal fungi to retain nutrients.* Improving soil carbon for healthier soils.* Sustainable agriculture programs from Campbell Soup Co.The CTC conference will be held at the McIntosh Center of Ohio Northern University in Ada. The full schedule and registration information can be found at ctc.osu.edu. Participants may register by mail through Feb. 21 or online through Feb. 26 for $65 for one day or $85 for both days. Walk-in registration is $80 for one day or $105 for both days.Information is also available from county offices of OSU Extension.Other conference sponsors include the Ohio Corn Marketing Program, Ohio Soybean Council, Farm Science Review, John Deere, Ag Credit, Seed Consultants and the Ohio No-Till Council.last_img read more

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