Uyo, Asaba stadiums on standbysFemi SolajaAfter several weeks of speculations, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), May have shelved the idea of playing Super Eagles first international match of the year at the refurbished Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin, Edo State. The refurbished stadium with a sitting capacity of 19,500 stands as one of the best in the country today and is equipped with the latest facilities.It was due to be formally opened with the Super Eagles’ Day-four match of the ongoing AFCON 2021 qualifying round clash with Sierra Leone on the 22nd of March, 2020.However, THISDAY last night confirmed from a top official of the Glass House in Abuja that the ancient city of Benin which last staged Super Eagles match in 2011 against Boswana which ended goalless with Late Stephen Okechukwu Keshi in charge of his first match as gaffer, may have to wait for another time.“We have a strong bond with Edo State Government and this explained why we’ve had many events in Benin lately but due to some reasons, this important match against Sierra Leone will not hold in the new stadium,” the top official said in a telephone chat last night.With Benin no longer in sight, THISDAY learnt that the NFF is looking in the direction of either the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State or Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.Both stadiums hosted Super Eagles’ matches in the past. Uyo Stadium in particular was were Eagles secured their qualification to the 2018 World Cup in RussiaThe Asaba ground became new home to the Super Eagles lately following the massive support the team enjoy from Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa.Delta bankrolled the sent forth match for the Super Eagles to the last AFCON tournament in Egypt where they claimed the bronze medal.Although no clear reason was given for why NFF decided to move the Sierra Leone game from the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium, THISDAY checks revealed that it may have something to do with the forth coming National Sports Festival (NSF) which the state will host next month to early April.Physical infrastructure needed for the games are being completed at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium with base for the track being laid, as the football pitch is ready. Work at the lawn tennis section is completed, while the swimming pools are being furnished.Organisers of the festival have scheduled the football events at other designated venues leaving the edify to stage only track and field events, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies.With the Uyo and Asaba as options for Eagles, NFF have at least two weeks to communicate the new venue to CAF as well as the visiting team in accordance with the tournament rules and regulationsShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
*NBBF Signs MoU with Benin on regional partnershipOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaThe Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) on Tuesday officially announced that 27 players are to be camped for Nigeria’s quest for the Olympic Games basketball laurel at Rio 2016.The men’s national team training camp preliminary list, read by the President of NBBF, Tijani Umar, was dominated by foreign-based players who spearheaded D’Tigers’ accomplishment of their historic AfroBasket triumph in Tunisia last year.Long serving captain, Olumide Oyedeji is on the star-spangled list that boasts of Tunisia 2015 MVP, Chamberlain Oguchi, the Aminu brothers, Al Farouk and Alade.Others listed by coach William Voigt are Antetokounmpo Thanasis, Ike Diogu, Jamal Olasewere, Michael Daniel Umeh, Benjamin Uzor, Olaseni Lawal, Michael Gbinegie, Andy Ogide, Stanley Okoye and Ezeli Festus.The rest are Ofoegbu Ike, Braimoh Suleiman, Ibekwe Ekene, Derrick Obasohan, Stanley Gumut, Usman Abubakar, Daniel Nwaelele, Josh Akognon, Mfom Udofia, Ere Ebi, Trevor Mbakwe, Ekpe Udoh and Folarin Campbell.Orlando Magic Point Guard, Victor Oladipo was not on the list as he was undecided whether to represent Nigeria or the USA basketball team.“The 28th name is Victor Oladipo, but he not yet decided and we don’t want to put his name out before he reaches a decision. We are being professional about it—until we get his consent, we won’t put his name out. Oladipo has been in training camp with the US national team and yet to make the team. So sometimes decision can be tough when it comes to that,” Umar stressed.He laid emphasis on the eligibility of Thanasis, who plays in NBA Development League for Winchester Knicks to represent Nigeria, though he bears Greek sounding name.“Thanasis is of Yoruba-Nigerian parents who moved to Greece, while the name Antetokounmpo is actually the same as Adetokunbo. So he is very eligible to be part of our camp”.The team training camp will open in Los Angeles on June 27 while the players that feature in the NBA League will arrive on July 1 after resting from regular season.Umar disclosed that the team will fly to China on July 3 and will play in the Stankovic Cup from July 5-10 against China, France and Olympic Group D rival, Argentina. The Tigers will fly to either Las Vegas or Australia on July 11 to play either Argentina or Australia, which has also requested for a friendly match with Nigeria in Melbourne on July 15.Nigeria has also confirmed another friendly with Olympic Games opponents, Brazil in Las Vegas on July 20, while they will play China two days later in Los Angeles.The Tigers will travel to Houston to intensify its training camp on July 23. They will play the USA on August 1 in Houston before they finally depart for Rio the following day.Umar described the current season as a fruitful one for the Nigerian legion some who ply their trade in the US and Europe.He said the issue of funding of their campaign has been ironed out with Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Sport, who has assured that money would be released for all the teams that qualified for the Olympics as soon as the budget is approved by government.NBBF also announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Benin Republic, Togo, Niger and Burkina Faso on a regional partnership to develop basketball.The agreement was signed in Cotonou on April 9 and will result in the exchange of technical officials, coaches and referees. It will also allow players in those countries to participate in prospect camps, clinics and tournaments across the region with ease of movement made possible by the West Africa road network.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Eric Richer, CCA, Sarah Noggle, Garth Ruff, Ohio State University ExtensionSeveral growers across the state had the opportunity to grow winter malting barley in 2018. We had the opportunity to work with eight of those growers from Northwest Ohio, in particular, to learn more about the viability of growing this newly, re-introduced crop. As a learning cohort of sorts, these growers agreed to share their yield and quality data results while participating in a simple, field-scale research project with these two objectives:1) Determine the field-scale, simple averages for yield (grain & straw), harvest date and quality characteristics for barley grown in Northwest Ohio.Simply put: Can we grow barley with high yield and good quality?2) Compare the yield and plant/harvest dates for the same variety soybean as a i) first crop system, ii) double crop after barley system and iii) double crop after wheat system.Simply put: What will the double-crop soybeans yield in this barley system?The first objective from above was answered in an article we wrote in the CORN newsletter here https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2018-30/northwest-ohio-field-scale-barley-yield-results. To summarize, the barley data over nine sites in 2018 shows these averages for the variety Puffin: harvest date of June 26th, barley yield of 86.5 bushels per acre, straw yield of 1.01 ton per acre and barley quality of 11.6% protein, 98.5% germination, 87.5% plumpness and .45 ppm DON.In this article, we would like to focus on the soybean data associated with this study. The data presented below was based on one growing season and should be interpreted as such.Study designEach barley grower in the cohort was asked to plant a “paired-site” field of first crop soybeans adjacent to their barley field with the goal of comparing yields of double crop soybeans after barley to the of first crop soybeans (check). Eight growers utilizing eleven different variety comparisons (sites) participated in these paired sites. Additionally, four growers utilizing five variety comparisons (sites) had a wheat field adjacent to or nearby these paired sites and planted double crop soybeans after wheat. One could consider the double-crop soybeans after wheat a more important “check” than first crop soybeans. It may depend on your perspective or whether you are a wheat grower or not.Growers were asked to use the same soybean variety in each scenario to eliminate varietal differences. Soybeans maturities ranged from 2.5 to 3.5 and several trait platforms were used (non-GMO, Roundup, Xtend, and Liberty) based on the grower’s preference.One of the notable considerations for planting barley—especially for Northern Ohio—is the possibility of planting double crop soybeans 6-10 days earlier than one would normally plant after wheat. In 2018, the average planting date for first crop soybeans was May 22 with an average as planted seeding rate of 175,000 seeds/acre. The average planting date for soybeans after barley was July 1 with an average seeding rate of 187,000 seeds/acre. The soybeans planted after wheat had a July 7 average at an average seeding rate of 197,000 seeds/acre. In this production year across these sites, the double crop soybeans after barley only gained 6 days as compared to those sites that had double crop soybeans after wheat. Additionally, all growers in the cohort felt strongly that removal of the straw made for more effective double crop soybean planting.Yield ResultsAll sites were harvested for yield over nearly two months’ time due to challenging weather. All yields reported were standardized to 13% moisture. First crop soybeans yielded 59.3 bushels per acre with a 14.0% harvest moisture and had an average harvest date of October 17. The soybeans after barley yielded 36.6 bushels per acre with an 18.7% harvest moisture and had an average harvest date of November 17. Finally, the soybeans after wheat yielded 19.5 bushels per acre with a harvest moisture of 17.8% and an average harvest date of November 29.Barley Growing ConsiderationsThe decision to raise a new crop like barley should be based on the information gathered by each producer, how that particular crop fits into each operation, having a contract and delivery point in place prior to planting, and the overall profitability of the enterprise. Barley may or may not be for your farm. It does allow a grower to add crop diversity to the rotation while using existing equipment (grain drill, sprayer, combine). However, growing a food grade, identity preserved (IP) crop requires specified quality standards and segregated storage as compared to commodity crops. Additionally, the planting and harvesting logistics for barley may not fit into all operations. The list of advantages and disadvantages is much more extensive but these could be observed as some of the most important.SummaryIn summary, much is yet to be learned on barley production in Northwest Ohio. Yield data from this growers’ cohort suggests that double crop soybean yield after barley can be significantly better than soybean yield after wheat. While this article contains just one year of data from eight growers, it will start to answer the question of whether winter barley is a viable option for farmers in Northwest Ohio. For information on management, visit https://stepupsoy.osu.edu/winter-malting-barley and search for the Extension publication Management of Ohio Winter Malting Barley. For more information on this research study, download the eFields 2018 Report, pp 174-175 at www.go.osu.edu/efields.The authors wish to thank the cooperators from Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, and Paulding Counties who participated in this learning cohort. We hope to repeat it again in 2019 and if you are growing winter barley for harvest in 2019 and would like to be part of the cohort, send inquiries to [email protected] or [email protected]
If you missed the Sunday newsletter, you may not be familiar with the concept here. The idea is that you should allow Future You to make the decisions as to what Present You does with your time. Future You knows what you are going to regret doing, and more importantly, what you didn’t do. You are always choosing your future regrets, or you are acting in a way to prevent them.Future You wants to reach your goals. If this is true, than Future You wants you to spend your time nurturing your dream clients, prospecting, and creating new opportunities. Future You believes that you will regret Present You not doing the work necessary to reach those goals.Future You also believes that Present You puts the future at risk by avoiding the difficult conversations necessary to really help your clients. Future You worries that by avoiding those conversations, and the conflict that comes with them, you will lose deals—and more importantly, the relationship with your dream client. Future You is trying to prevent having to say, “I should have tried harder to do what was right instead of what was easy.”Present You causes Future You all kinds of heartburn because showing up in the future as a consultative, strategic, trusted-advisor-type salesperson requires that you read, study, develop your business acumen, and pay enough attention to develop situational knowledge. Poor Future You believes that the time you spend in your inbox, on the social sites, browsing the web, and allowing yourself to be distracted from what you really want is forming a habit with a groove so deep you may never recover.Future You has bigger goals and desires for you, but Future You needs the help of Present You to help bring those goals to life. Present You has the power to make Future You, but Future You has no power whatsoever over Present You. That means that everything Future You is going to be is the result of the decisions and actions Present You takes now. So then, let Future You decide what you do now.
AVC: Philippines loses second straight as Korea stays undefeated The former Lakers star, who is in town thanks to the efforts of SnippetMedia, shared that his son is working on his game in hopes of one day getting a nod to join Gilas Pilipinas, even going to as far as applying for a Philippine passport before he turned 16.READ: Metta World Peace arrives in Manila, satisfies Filipino food cravingFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“My son has been coming over to the Philippines and he’s very motivated. He’s working very hard. He’s going to be a senior next year. He’s very good academically and he got an offer from Yale and a lot of Ivy League schools. He can also play in Division I college also so he’s a very smart kid,” the NBA legend said.The younger Artest, who is a 6-foot-1 guard, is currently studying at Beverly Hills High School in California and is about to graduate in 2018. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Read Next LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES Metta World Peace. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netFor Metta World Peace, having his Fil-American son Jeron Artest don the Philippine colors will be one of his biggest achievements considering that he has never been called up for national team duty.“I was never invited to play to the Olympics. They said that they don’t need a player like myself for the team. That was tough for me because I wanted to play in the Olympics. So anytime your kid gets a chance to play for the national team, I do feel like it’s special. To play for the national team is really something different,” he said on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT READ: Metta World Peace says he can still make an impact But World Peace knows that his son’s path to the national team—or any team for that matter—won’t be easy just because he’s the son of the former Ron Artest.“I told him it doesn’t mean that you’re my son is that you can play basketball in America, or you can play anywhere in the world and you’ll get to the team. You have to earn it,” he said. “And he’s working really hard. I’m so proud of him and I hope it all works out. He definitely wants to be on the team.”RELATED VIDEOMetta World Peace says Fil-Am son gets PH passport, hopes to play for Gilas4.9K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’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 Games MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
DefinitionA bruise is an area of skin discoloration. A bruise occurs when small blood vessels break and leak their contents into the soft tissue beneath the skin.Alternative namesContusion; HematomaConsiderationsThere are three types of bruises:Subcutaneous — beneath the skinIntramuscular — within the belly of the underlying musclePeriosteal — bone bruiseBruises can last from days to months, with the bone bruise being the most severe and painful.CausesBruises are often caused by falls, sports injuries, car accidents, or blows receivedfromother people or objects.If you take a blood thinner,such asaspirin or warfarin (Coumadin), you are likely to bruise more easily.SymptomsThe main symptoms are pain, swelling, and skin discoloration. The bruise begins as a pinkish red color that can be very tender to touch. It is often difficult to use the muscle that has been bruised. For example, a deep thigh bruise is painful when you walk or run.Eventually, the bruise changes to a bluish color, then greenish-yellow, and finally returns to the normal skin color as it heals.First AidPlace ice on the bruise to help it heal faster and to reduce swelling.Wrap the ice in a clean towel–do notplace ice directly on the skin. Apply the ice for up to 15 minuteseach hour.Keep the bruised area raised above the heart, if possible. This helps keep blood from pooling in the bruised tissue.Try to rest the bruised body part by not overworking your muscles in that area.If needed, take acetaminophen (Tylenol) to help reduce pain.In the rarecase of compartment syndrome, surgeryisoftendone to relieve the extreme buildup of pressure.advertisementDo NotDo nottry to drain the bruise with a needle.Do notcontinue running, playing, or otherwise using the painful, bruised part of your body.Do notignore the pain or swelling.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalCall your health care providerright awayif you feel extreme pressure in a bruised part of your body, especially if the area is large or very painful. This may be due to a condition known as compartment syndrome. Increased pressure on the soft tissues and structures beneath the skin can decrease the supply of blood and oxygen to the tissues. Thiscan belife-threatening and you should receive emergency care.Also call yourhealth care providerif:You are bruising without any injury, fall, or other reason.There are signs of infection around the bruised area including streaks of redness, pus or other drainage, or fever.PreventionBecause bruises are usually the direct result of an injury, the following are important safety recommendations:Teach children how to be safe.Be mindful to avoid falls around the house. For example, be careful when climbing on ladders or other objects. Avoid standing or kneeling on counter tops.Wear seat belts in motor vehicles.Wear proper sports equipment to pad those areas most frequently bruised, such as thigh pads, hip guards, and elbow pads in football and hockey; shin guards and knee pads in soccer and basketball.ReferencesPiette WW. Purpura. In: Bolognia JL, Jorizzo JL, Schaffer JV, eds. Dermatology. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Elsevier Saunders; 2012:chap 22.Brinker MR, O’Connor DP, Almekinders LC, et al. Physiology of injury to musculoskeletal structures: 1. Muscle and tendon injury. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Elsevier Saunders; 2009:chap 1, section A.Review Date:4/14/2013Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.
Waddle: England will not have better chance of winning Eurosby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer England winger Chris Waddle says the country will not have a better chance of winning the European Championships than next year.The 2020 edition will be held throughout 12 countries, with the semi-finals and final to be played at Wembley in London.Speaking to racingpost.com, Waddle said: “With the semi-finals and final being held at Wembley, England are not going to get a better chance of winning the European Championship than next year.”Gareth Southgate has done a good job and he has not been scared to bring players through. Against the Netherlands and Switzerland, they didn’t really perform and they didn’t play like England have been in the last 18 months.”But they have been generally playing well and I would be surprised if England don’t at least reach the last four at Euro 2020.”In qualifying it can be difficult going to hostile atmospheres across Europe, but they hammered Czech Republic at home and football-wise I haven’t seen a team in their group who are even 50 or 60 per cent as good as England are.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Nicolas Pepe agent: I was convinced of Napoli moveby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Nicolas Pepe has revealed how the winger almost didn’t join Arsenal this summer.Pepe was on the verge of leaving Lille for Napoli before the Gunners broke their transfer record by paying £72m for his signature.Relayed by Corriere dello Sport, Mario Giuffredi said: “I was in Dimaro, convinced Napoli had got him.”Unfortunately, however, other factors come into play and when we talk of commissions, Napoli are limited in certain operations.”Then the agents have also made their interests”.
EDMONTON, A.B. – Alberta is putting an expiry date on proposed legislation that would allow the province to regulate oil and gas shipments.The government has said it might use such a law against British Columbia if that province continues to block an expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline.Parties on both sides of the house voted on Wednesday to accept an Alberta Party amendment to put a two-year limit on the bill. It proposes that Alberta have the power to restrict and redirect flows of oil, gasoline and natural gas to maximize profits, given the bottlenecks in pipelines.The amendment gives the government the option to extend the bill after the two-year limit, but it would need to go back to the legislature for approval.Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd told the house that two years is a reasonable time and the amendment doesn’t tie the government’s hands.Premier Rachel Notley has threatened consequences to B.C. for opposing and delaying Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain project.The bill has the potential to cause gasoline and other fuel-related prices to spike in B.C.The dispute is heading for a showdown on May 31. That’s the date Kinder Morgan Canada has set for a decision on whether it might cancel the $7.4-billion project. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah warned Friday that his Lebanese Shiite movement will “punish” Israel for the killing of a top leader earlier this month.“The killers will be punished sooner or later… Those who killed our brothers will not know safety anywhere in the world,” he said in a televised tribute to Hassan al-Lakiss, whose killing Hezbollah blamed on Israel despite its denials.“We and the Israelis have accounts that need settling. There are old and new debts between us,” said Nasrallah. Lakiss’s “blood has not been spilt in vain… The punishment will come whenever we decide it,” Hezbollah’s secretary general added.“The Israelis think that Hezbollah is busy (with Syria’s war) and with the situation in Lebanon… I tell them: ‘You’re making a mistake,’” he said.Nasrallah was referring to his movement’s involvement in the war in neighbouring Syria.Thousands of Hezbollah troops are fighting alongside President Bashar al-Assad’s troops, in a bid to crush a massive Sunni-led insurgency.Lakiss was assassinated in the parking of his apartment building on November 4 in the southern suburbs of Beirut, a stronghold of Hezbollah.Nasrallah said the top leader was “one of the brains of Hezbollah,” though he refused to reveal his position in the party, though he did say his role was linked to his “work as a jihadist.”“He worked to develop (Hezbollah’s) capacity,” said Nasrallah, adding he was “a brother and a friend.”The last time a top Hezbollah leader was assassinated was in 2008, when Imad Mughniyeh was killed in a Damascus car bomb blast.Mughniyeh’s killing was also blamed on Israel, Hezbollah’s sworn enemy, which denied involvement.