Two-vehicle accident leads to fatality

first_imgDillsboro, IN—Late Saturday morning, Ripley County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident involving injuries located on east US 50 in Ripley County, west of Dillsboro.Arriving on scene officers found that Joseph Sandlin, 33, of Milan,  had been traveling west on US 50 operating a blue 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he collided with the rear of a white 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck, also traveling west on US 50, being operated by Jerry Palmer, 69,  of Milan Indiana.Palmer, the only occupant of the pickup truck, was not injured in the accident and was released at the scene.Sandlin, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and the only occupant of the motorcycle, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Ripley County Coroner’s Office.last_img read more

West Palm Beach to Celebrate Nationals’ World Series at Clematis by Night

first_imgThe World Series national champions, the Washington Nationals, are back in West Palm Beach for the next five weeks for spring training.But first, the Nationals will celebrate October’s championship with the city of West Palm Beach.Tonight, the city will hold a parade and rally for the champs as part of the weekly “Clematis by Night” event.The parade kicks off at 6 p.m. at the 500 block of Clematis Street and will finish at the Waterfront Commons. The event, which runs until 9 p.m., will feature appearances from players and a performance by the Valerie Tyson Band. The first 100 fans will receive free “swag” from the Nationals.Led by star pitchers Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg, Washington begins its title defense after topping the Houston Astros in a thrilling seven-game World Series last season. The Nationals, who share the West Palm Beach spring training facility with the Astros, began full-squad workouts began on Tuesday.Washington plays its first spring training game on Saturday at 6:05 p.m. versus Houston at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. One day later, the Nationals will play the first of seven spring training contests against the Miami Marlins, who train 12 miles north at Jupiter’s Roger Dean Stadium. First pitch for Sunday’s split-squad match-up is slated for 1:05 p.m. at RDS.last_img read more

Safety Tips for Homes with Kids and Prescriptions

first_imgFacebook17Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Public Health and Social ServicesMany of us have prescription medicine that we no longer need or want taking up space in bathroom cabinets, or on pantry shelves and bedside tables. Kids of all ages are naturally curious, and it’s important to realize that access to medications can pose serious risks to children and young people.You can protect the children in your family by following two simple rules with your medications.Safely store the medicines you are using.Safely dispose of medications that are no longer in use.Opioids are in the news, but most of us don’t connect the idea of our current and leftover pain medications with possible opioid abuse. We may not even realize which medications are considered opioids. Prescription opioids have better-known brand names and generic names. If you have any of these, make them a priority for secure storage while in use, and for safe disposal when no longer needed:OxyContin, Percocet or OxycodoneVicodin or HydrocodoneDilaudid or HydromorphoneOpana or OxymorphoneSafely Store your Prescription Medicine For medicines that are currently in use, it’s important to store them properly. About 75% of opioid misuse starts with people using medication that wasn’t prescribed for them – usually taken from a friend or family member. The best way to keep medications out of curious hands, regardless of age, is to keep them out of sight and locked away. Learn more about safe medication storage at www.Getthefactsrx.comFor younger children, safe storage of prescription medication and proper disposal can prevent an accidental overdose or poisoning. The Washington Poison Control Center has more information to help prevent poisonings.Safely Dispose of Unwanted Medications for FreeLocal law enforcement has safe, prescription medicine drop-boxes all across Thurston County. They are free for the community to use. You can easily get rid of unwanted medications at the following places: Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, Lacey Police Department, Rainier City Hall, Tenino Police Department, Tumwater Police Department, Yelm Police Department and Walgreens in Olympia. These drop-boxes are secure, and look a lot like metal ballot boxes (see image). To find the addresses and hours for these sites and any others across Washington, go to: Yet another reason for safe disposal of medications is to protect our water supplies. Medications flushed down the toilet eventually make their way into our drinking water, lakes, rivers and into Puget Sound.As you can see there are many reasons to properly dispose of the medicines that you no longer need, as well as to secure the medications that you are currently taking. By taking some of these steps, you’ll be doing the right thing for those you love and keeping our community healthier too.last_img read more

The ExtendiMax label for Xtend Soybeans

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As everyone has probably heard by now, there is finally a federal label for the use of a dicamba product, XtendiMax, on dicamba-resistant (Xtend) soybeans, such as it may be. Here are some of the highlights from the label.• The XtendiMax is based on dicamba DGA (Clarity), and the formulation contains “Vapor Grip” (imagine a deep voice with reverb), which reduces the volatility of the dicamba spray mix. It’s a 2.9-pound per gallon liquid, so 22 ounces provides 0.5-pound of dicamba, which is equivalent to 16 ounces of Clarity and other 4-pound per gallon dicamba products.* Minimum application rate for any use is 22 ounces per acre. The maximum rate per application prior to soybean emergence is 44 ounces per acre, which is also the total maximum allowed for all applications prior to soybean emergence. The maximum rate per application after soybean emergence is 22 ounces per acre, and the total of all POST applications cannot exceed 44 ounces per acre. The total applied per year for all applications cannot exceed 88 ounces.• POST applications can be made from emergence up to and including the R1 stage of soybean growth. Weeds should be less than four inches tall at time of POST application. The label states that Monsanto will not warrant product performance when applied to weeds greater than four inches tall (how this will work for giant ragweed we have no idea, since it comes out of the ground more than four inches tall).• XtendiMax cannot be tank-mixed with any adjuvants, drift reducing agents, or other herbicides except as eventually approved by Monsanto testing and listed at this website — Note, the website isn’t live yet so don’t bother going there.• Use of ammonium sulfate, UAN, etc. is not allowed due to their potential to increase the volatility of dicamba. We assume that there will be approved AMS replacement products listed on the website eventually, to mitigate hard water issues.• Application parameters: the only nozzle allowed at this time is the TeeJet TTI11004, used at a maximum pressure of 63 psi; minimum spray volume of 10 gallons per acre; maximum ground speed of 15 miles per hour (mph); spray boom should be no more than 24 inches above target; and no aerial application.• Do not apply if rain is forecast within the next 24 hours following application. Do not apply during temperature inversions.• Wind speed and application: less than 3 mph, do not apply; 3 to 10 mph, optimum application conditions provided all other application requirements on label are met; greater than 10 to 15 mph, do not apply when wind is blowing toward non-target sensitive crops; greater than15 mph, do not apply.• When “sensitive areas” are downwind from the site of application, a buffer between the last treated soybean row and the sensitive area must be maintained as follows: 22 ounces — 110 feet; 44 ounces — 220 feet. The following areas can be considered part of the buffer: road, paved, or gravel surfaces; agricultural fields that have been planted to corn, Xtend soybeans, sorghum, proso millet, small grains or sugarcane (if you figure out how to successfully grow that last one here in the Midwest let us know); fields that have been prepared for planting but not yet planted; areas covered by footprint of building or other man made structure with walls and/or a roof.• With regard to “non-target susceptible crops: do not apply where off-target movement can occur to food, forage, etc. plantings and cause damage or render the crops unfit for sale, use or consumption; applicators are required to ensure that they are aware of proximity to non-target susceptible crops, including consulting registries that list commercial specialty or certified organic crops that may be near the application site.• Do not apply when wind is blowing toward “adjacent commercially grown dicamba sensitive crops”, including but not limited to, commercially grown tomatoes and other fruiting vegetables, cucurbits, and grapes.• There is a whole section on herbicide resistance, which emphasizes the need for “diversified weed control strategies to minimize selection for weed populations resistant to ….herbicides….” Some desirable resistance management practices are listed along with the need to scout for non-performance after application and report any such instances to Monsanto. Realizing that it all had to start somewhere, if your reaction to this first label is something along the lines of: “How the heck do we even use the product based on this?” you are not alone. Some university weed scientists are having the same thoughts. As we head into the 2017 growing season not knowing what XtendiMax can be mixed with, it obviously becomes difficult to develop a weed management plan that includes it. It’s almost impossible to come up with a cost-effective system that includes a lone application of dicamba somewhere within the multiple applications of multiple herbicide sites of action that required for control of the five major resistant weeds in the Midwest — Palmer amaranth, waterhemp, marestail, and common and giant ragweed. And we would almost never recommend an application of dicamba alone due to the selection for dicamba resistance that can occur. We assume some of this should be clarified by the growing season, so if we can all just adapt on the fly….It is going to be imperative that everyone involved completely understands without confusion the application guidelines with regard to not injuring nearby sensitive crops, ornamentals, etc. The label places responsibility for this directly onto the person making the application, so applicators will need to figure out what type of system and alternative plans to have in place to keep up with their typically hectic application schedule and still meet label guidelines based on current weather and proximity to sensitive crops. As may have been evident from the bullets above, there is confusing wording on the label with regard to the whole issue of non-target crops. On one page alone, there appears to be interchangeable use of “non-target sensitive” and “non-target susceptible” and “desirable sensitive crops” and then also there is use of the term “sensitive areas” as a heading for the buffer information. And then also on the following page some information relative to the crops that are designated as overall more sensitive to dicamba than the “average susceptible crop” — tomatoes, cucurbits, and grapes. Our questions to Monsanto about this have been met with “well we are still working with EPA to figure this out.” Sometime soon would be good. Just a suggestion: consider adding some definitions of these different terms somewhere in there in addition to being consistent in their use. We will continue to provide updates and some strategies for dicamba use in Xtend soybeans as this situation evolves.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast – Aug. 19, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Partly sunny through most of the day today, but our pattern is getting a little more active. I think we’re seeing a mix of clouds and sunshine as we approach sunset. I will not rule out a few scattered showers trying to come in to northwestern areas of Ohio and then central areas as well. Nothing dramatic. Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

PH wins bronze in sepak takraw men’s doubles

first_imgLATEST STORIES Myanmar won the gold while Malaysia settled for silver.FEATURED 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 LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Read Next LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief FILE PHOTO – PH Chinlone team wins the 1st silver for the country during the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZThe Philippines earned a podium finish in sepak takraw in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Sunday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The Philippines won the bronze medal in the men’s doubles event sharing the plum with Laos.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Centeno wins gold, Amit settles for silver anew in women’s 9-ball View commentslast_img read more

Manny Machados Huge Payday Makes Sense For The Padres

Diamondbacks79-83Zack Greinke2016-21206.5 Angels85-77Albert Pujols2012-21240.0 Machado’s top speed, 26.3 feet per second, was the same in each of the past two seasons and up slightly from 2016 (26.1 second). Machado averaged 27.4 seconds in 2015, the first year Statcast cameras tracked player movement. His sprint speed split times, including his initial burst — his first 5 feet (0.55 seconds) — were also the same in each of the past two seasons.One debate entering this offseason was whether Harper or Machado was the better free-agent bet. But what Machado offers that Harper does not, in addition to consistency, is the ability to play on the left side of the infield.After playing shortstop last season, when he was the third-worst defensive shortstop in the game, Machado figures to transition with San Diego back to third base, where he has been elite. Machado has ranked as above average in defensive runs saved in every year he has played third. He was second in baseball in defensive runs saved in 2013 (35), trailing only Andrelton Simmons. He won Gold Glove awards at third in 2013 and 2015.The Padres made a big push late in the offseason to sign one of the best free agents of all time. And even it at record dollar amount, it will be worth the cost if it coincides with the young Padres coming of age. Nationals96-66Max Scherzer2015-21$210.0m Tigers95-67Prince Fielder2012-20214.0 Tigers74-87Miguel Cabrera2016-23248.0 Mariners71-91Robinson Cano2014-23240.0 Rangers71-91Alex Rodriguez2001-10252.0 Marlins75-85Giancarlo Stanton2015-27325.0 Losing teams are often willing to payLargest contracts signed in MLB history Yankees94-68Alex Rodriguez2008-17275.0 Reds90-72Joey Votto2014-23225.0 Dodgers92-70Clayton Kershaw2014-20215.0 San Diego has Baseball America’s top-rated farm system, including consensus top-five prospect Fernando Tatis Jr., who figures to slot in at shortstop next to Machado in the not-too-distant future. The Padres have a number of other potential future stars and contributors in prospects like Mackenzie Gore (pitcher), Luis Urias (middle infield), Francisco Mejia (catcher), Adrian Morejon (pitcher), Chris Paddack (pitcher) and Luis Patino (pitcher).And if Machado makes good or exceeds his 5-WAR forecast for the coming season, perhaps he can help the Padres creep into the postseason picture even sooner. Machado has produced at least 5.7 WAR in four out of his past five full seasons2He put up 2.3 WAR in his injury-shortened 2014. and has played in at least 156 games five times since 2013. The four-time All-Star has averaged 31 home runs per 162 games and has won two Gold Glove awards at third base.Baseball America editor J.J. Cooper speculates that the Padres could further accelerate their timetable by trading for veteran pitching: Signing ClubPrev. season recordPlayerYearsGuaranteed dollars The San Diego Padres may have surprised some on Tuesday when they reached a record-setting agreement with Manny Machado — ending a lengthy wait for a star free agent — but the match is an ideal fit for the club and player. Machado will receive the biggest deal ever for a free agent, while a club that is traditionally not a big spender and hasn’t reached the postseason since 2006 will add an in-his-prime, superstar-level player to play alongside one of the most enviable collections of young talent in the sport.Machado’s overall production and youth make him one of the most appealing free agents in baseball history. The former Oriole and Dodger has produced the 26th most wins above replacement among position players through age 25 in baseball history (33.8), according to For comparison, fellow 26-year-old free agent Bryce Harper is 41st (27.4). And of those players ranked ahead of him, Alex Rodriguez was the last player who was younger when he entered the open market — coming off his age 24 season in signing with the Texas Rangers in 2001.In signing for a reported $300 million over 10 years, Machado will break Rodriguez’s 11-year-old record ($275 million) for a free-agent contract set in 2008, his second mega-contract.1Giancarlo Stanton’s $325 million, 13-year contract extension with the Marlins was the largest deal overall. The deal is also the largest free-agent pact in North American pro sports history. Machado’s agreement includes an opt out in the fifth year.As the Rangers and Rodriguez did with his first free-agent deal, the Padres and Machado prove that not all major contracts are signed by clubs coming off winning seasons, looking for an extra push to get them a title. The Padres recorded 96 losses a year ago and were projected by FiveThirtyEight entering Tuesday to win 73 games this season.Of the 12 previous contracts exceeding $200 million in baseball history, six were awarded to players by teams with losing records the previous season: Giancarlo Stanton (contract extension) with the Marlins in 2015, Rodriguez with the Rangers in 2001, Robinson Cano with the Mariners in 2014, David Price with the Red Sox in 2016, Miguel Cabrera with the Tigers in 2016 (contract extension) and Zack Greinke with the Diamondbacks in 2016. Only Greinke and Price have reached the playoffs with their signing teams, and the Padres are in a much stronger position than any of those clubs. Source: Cot’s Baseball Contracts Machado’s deal exceeded many expectations. On the eve of free agency in November, the FanGraphs crowd predicted a deal of 8.6 years on average at $273 million for Machado. In January, when asked again, the crowd’s prediction fell to 7.9 years and $233 million, a 15 percent drop in dollars.Padres chairman Ron Fowler is now a big-spending outlier for a second straight offseason. The Machado deal comes almost exactly a year after the Padres signed Eric Hosmer to an eight-year, $144 million deal. (The Padres hope for far more than Hosmer’s replacement-level, -0.1 WAR debut season, according to the FanGraphs metric.) And like Hosmer, Machado could have some of his offensive numbers decline by playing in what is typically a pitcher’s park.The Padres did figure to have some financial flexibility, finishing last season ranked 22nd in payroll. Machado’s record deal should pause the offseason talk of tanking and collusion at least for a few news cycles.The Padres are trying to compete with the Dodgers, who appear set for sustained success in the NL West. They now indisputably have what they tried to purchase last year with Hosmer: a centerpiece to build a lineup around. While Machado can hit for power, hit for average and capably play the field, he’s not one for sprinting. Much was made of Machado’s lack of urgency last postseason, when he said hustling is not his “cup of tea” after appearing to not run out a ground ball in Game 2 of the NLCS at Milwaukee:Some speculated that his lack of hustle could cost him in free agency. But $300 million later, that thinking seems misguided. And there’s reason to believe the lack of hustle is not a recent development or much of a major concern as it relates to his overall value.In 2017, Statcast began measuring a metric called “sprint speed,” which consists of two measurements: home-to-first times on weakly hit ground balls and speed when advancing two or more bases (except for instances when a runner was on second base at the time of an extra-base hit). Red Sox78-84David Price2016-22217.0 Padres66-96Manny Machado2019-28300.0 read more

Andre Villas Boas Linked with vacant Real Madrid post

first_imgSpanish newspaper Marca claims the former Tottenham Hotspur Coach Villas-Boas is in line for a sensational return to management with the European Champions.Zinedine Zidane left the Bernabeu last month after masterminding a 3rd consecutive Champions League win for Los Blancos.The Frenchman’s unexpected departure has left Madrid frantically searching for a worthy replacement, after two and a half years of unprecedented success.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.The latest name in the hat – perhaps somewhat unexpectedly – is the former Chelsea boss Villas-Boas, who is currently out of a job since leaving Shanghai SIPG last year.If the Portuguese were to get the job, it would see him reunite with Gareth Bale, whom he managed at Spurs during arguably the most prolific spell of the Welshman’s glittering career.With Arsene Wenger, club legend Guti and Tite of Brazil all being linked with the hot seat at Madrid, Villas-boas finds himself in a very esteemed company of managers and would be a shock appointment for the Spanish giants ahead of next season.last_img read more

Drogba pays tribute to the retiring Cech

first_imgDidier Drogba has paid tribute to his former Chelsea team-mate Petr Cech following his announcement he will retire at the end of this seasonDrogba, who himself retired from football back in November, joined Chelsea in 2004 alongside Cech from France and together the pair made their Blues debuts on the same day.The duo later played big roles in Chelsea’s successes over the following 11 years with the club winning four Premier League titles, the Champions League and many other honours.Now Drogba, who scored the winning penalty in Chelsea’s Champions League triumph over Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in 2012, recalled Cech’s exploits that night.“There are so many times when people talk about me scoring the winning penalty in Munich, but I always tell them there would have been no winning penalty if you weren’t there,’ Drogba told Cech on the club website.“In the final, I scored the equaliser, but you made some great saves that night and I don’t think you get enough credit for what you did.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Strikers are the ones people talk about but, for me, you are the one who won us the final.“That’s why I had to run to you when I scored the penalty, I didn’t run to you by mistake.”⭐️ P L L E G E N D ⭐️💫 @PetrCech— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 15, 2019last_img read more

UNESCO Director Calls on Water Experts to Support Sustainable Water Management and

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 22, 2017 – Nassau – Lidia Brito, Director of the UNESCO Regional Office for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean, advised water experts that sustainable water management and use are essential to ending poverty and hunger, improving health and well-being, protecting ecosystems, and ensuring access to renewable energy and called on them to support their countries in the quest to achieve these goals.The Director addressed the 12th United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) International Hydrological Programme (IHP) and Meeting of National Committees and Focal Points taking place at the British Colonial Hilton.The objective of the Meeting is to agree on resolutions for implementation of the International Hydrological Programme in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to discuss ways to achieve water security for Small Island Developing States.Over 60 international delegates representing the Caribbean, South and Central America are attending the Meeting, taking place in Nassau, The Bahamas.“Your involvement is even more critical as the achievement of the SDGs will depend on researchers and policymakers, practitioners and stakeholders having access to and being able to share pertinent and accurate information and knowledge to support their societies in the path for sustainable development.“That is why it is so important that we gather here, in this beautiful city of Nassau, for our 12th meeting of IHP National Committees and Focal Points of Latin America and the Caribbean,” said the Director.According to Ms. Brito, the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 SDGs set forth a new framework for development cooperation over the next 15 years.   This agenda, she said, aims to ensure prosperity and well-being for all, while protecting the planet and strengthening the foundations for peace.   Furthermore, the Director remarked that the SDGs represent the most “universal”, “ambitious” and “comprehensive” agenda ever seen.She said the 2030 agenda highlights the vital importance of human capacities, skills and knowledge to adapt and respond to the challenges and opportunities of the present and the future, many of which are still unknown.“The 2030 Agenda is above all about shifting the world on to a sustainable and resilient path, reflecting a changing world and a new appreciation for the growing complexity and interconnectedness of development challenges reaching beyond borders, which need to be addressed in an integrated, coordinated and coherent manner.“UNESCO is approaching the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in an integrated manner across all its areas of competence (education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, communication and information), capitalizing on its multidisciplinary expertise and inter-sectoral mandate.“Critically for UNESCO, the 2030 Agenda recognizes that “sustainable development cannot be achieved without peace and security” and commits to intercultural understanding, mutual respect, and “an ethic of global citizenship and shared responsibility.”The Director expressed profound gratitude to the Government of The Bahamas, for hosting the event.By: Kathryn Campbell (BIS) Related Items:last_img read more