Indoor Track And Field To Open 2015-16 This Weekend

first_imgThe Drake University indoor track and field teams get the 2015-16 season underway this weekend at the SDSU Holiday Open in Brookings, S.D. The two-day meet, hosted by South Dakota State University, will be contest on the Jackrabbits’ Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex’s 300-meter track. “I’ll be anxious to see how we’ll perform,” said Drake head coach Natasha Kaiser-Brown. “I expect the verterans to do a great job because they’ve done this before and we’ll see how the newcomers respond.”Those veterans include athletes that earned a total of eight all-conference honors during the 2014-15 season and are primed to add to their accomplishments this season.The men’s team returns all-conference performers in sprinter Pierce Vincent (Fayetteville, Ga.), hurdlers Kai Asberry (Carrollton, Texas) and Hudson Priebe (Chamberlain, S.D.). In the distance events, Rob McCann (Mississauga, Ontario) returns after earning all-MVC honors in the mile while Reed Fisher (Minnetonka, Minn.) is coming off an all-MVC cross country season. McCann is expected to run the mile again indoors with Fischer focusing on the 5,000 meters. Former MVC outdoor champion Ryan Cook (Colorado Springs, Colo.) returns in the high jump as well.”We’re such a unique team in that we’re not a just a sprint or distance or field team,” Kaiser-Brown said. “We have a little bit of everything that makes us more well rounded heading into the indoor season. We have a great hurdlers, great sprinters, great distance runners, great field athletes and it’s a well rounded team. The athletes we have are very well driven.”For the women’s team, indoor and outdoor triple jump school record holder Kayla Bell (Bolingbrook, Ill.) returns following her record-breaking season in the jumps. On the track, two-time all-MVC honoree Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) enters her sophomore season after recording a school record in the 100-meter hurdles during the outdoor season. In the distance events Emma Huston (Des Moines, Iowa) enters the track season after earning all-MVC honors during the cross country season while Taylor Scholl (Prior Lake, Minn.) aims for another strong season in the mile.Many of those standouts and the team’s younger talent will have their first opportunity to get their competitive juices flowing at this weekend’s meet. “It’s exciting and it gets your adrenaline flowing, but that can be detrimental,” Kaiser-Brown said of the start of the season. “This is good practice to learn how to manage your emotions and nerves. For a lot of atheltes once they get that first meet out of the way, everything falls into place.”For Kaiser-Brown and staff, the opening meet also serves as an indicator of the team’s training to date and areas of needed focus heading into the bulk of the indoor season after winter break.”We’re looking for a checkpoint of where we are in our fall training,” Kaiser-Brown said. “We’ve been going since late August with three months of condition and technical work. We’re doing things a little different this year where we’re really dragging out our condition phase longer and wrapping that up after the break.”This weekend’s season opener start Friday afternoon with the heptathlon and pentathlon. The bulk of the competition will be staged on Saturday starting at noon with the field events and 1 p.m. on the track.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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WIN AN ENTIRE CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT OUT FOR YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS!

first_imgFANCY winning a fabulous Christmas night out for you and your friends?Well Donegal Daily and the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny have come together so that one lucky winner can take NINE friends on a wonderful night out on Friday, December 12.Abba Reunion returns due to popular demand to the Mount Errigal Hotel that night. And we have a table for ten to give away. Celebrating Abba’s 40th year of Flares, Fame & Fabulousness! This is THE best Abba tribute in Europe, this group have toured the world and stars the original Frida from the West End!The Christmas Party Package includes:* A Warm Welcome By Your Dedicated Party Host* Bellini Cocktail By The Lobby Fire * 4 Course Meal to include the Mount Errigal Hotel’s Famous, 10oz Josper Sirloin Steak* Abba Reunion, superbly accurate harmony vocals, stunning replica costumes & excellent visuals.* Followed by Disco by Donegal’s best DJ – John Bosco.So how do you win this fabulous prize?It’s simple. Log on to http://www.mounterrigal.com/en/events/2014/12/ to see their fabulous Christmas Party Line-up. Answer this question:How many nights will Abba Reunion play at the Mount Errigal Hotel this Christmas?Then send an email to confirmation@mounterrigal.com giving your answer, name, contact number and where you’re from! Simple.Closing date for entries is next Wednesday, November 26th at noon. Usual competition rules apply. The prize is for Friday, December 12th. No alternative dates are on offer and there is no cash alternative. Good luck!WIN AN ENTIRE CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT OUT FOR YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS! was last modified: November 20th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Abba ReunionMount Errigal Hotelwin a christmas partylast_img read more

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Photos: Oakland A’s manager Bob Melvin sells Berkeley mansion

first_imgOakland A’s manager Bob Melvin has sold his home in Berkeley, Calif. for $3 million.Click here if viewing from a mobile device.The Mediterranean-style five-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home is nestled in the Berkeley Hills. It features a wine cellar, a stair tower with 140-year-old iron railings, and a separate guesthouse, among many other amenities. Melvin purchased the home in 2013 for $2.3 million, according to public records.Paul Zuvella with Better Homes and Gardens was the listing …last_img

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22″ Claw on Ombre Two Tone Synthetic Long Straight Ponytail Hair Extensions Natural to Grey : Fantastic, only ordered a few days ago

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Farm business analysis and benchmarking

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As we turn the page from winter to spring we welcome the longer days and the warmth the sunshine brings us. In farm country this is the time of year that hope is supposed to spring eternal.As farmers head to the fields, they may not be as optimistic as previous years. Although we’ve seen a nice winter rally in the grain markets, USDA forecasts are still predicting net farm incomes to decrease to the lowest levels since 2006. Much of the talk on the winter meeting circuit focused on the importance of knowing your cost of production.OSU Extension’s Barry Ward is forecasting higher energy prices with most other input costs staying flat to slightly higher. Rising interest rates, high health care costs, a strong dollar, and the potential for uncertainty with our trading partners are doing little to brighten the mood. The dim outlook coupled with already razor thin profit margins are starting to remind some of the more seasoned producers of the 1980s farm crisis.The farm crisis of the 1980s saw land values plummet as many operations were unable to pay high interest rates and saw their farms foreclosed on. It is estimated that nationwide around 300,000 farms were put out of business during the decade. The fallout led to the creation of the Farm Financial Standards Task Force in 1989. Their job was to develop standardized guidelines for agricultural producers. Today, the name has changed to the Farm Financial Standards Council (FFSC), which currently uses 21 financial guidelines to evaluate farm data. These guidelines are used by banks and lenders to help make decisions on extending credit to farms. While the backstory might be a little bit of the unknown to producers, the terms liquidity, working capital, solvency, and several others are not.While farmers have been relying on OSU Extension for help with developing nutrient management plans, herbicide plans, and analyzing data from on farm research, they have not yet realized the full potential of farm financial planning. A grant was awarded from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to expand access to farm business analysis and benchmarking resources with the goal of helping Ohio farmers gain a better understanding of their financial health. The program gives producers a farm finance scorecard that shows how they stack up in each of the FFSC’s 21 categories. These numbers are then shown on graphs showing the trend from previous years for that specific operation, as well as their standings compared to the national average of all farms that submit their records. Benchmark reports are used to identify successes and opportunities to improve. Each farm that participates in the analysis program will receive personalized benchmark reports that include their farm’s numbers. These individual values are then highlighted to show where their farm falls in the benchmark report for each item compared to participating Ohio farms.Farm Business Analysis isn’t just for farms focusing on grain production. There is a large network of dairy farms, primarily in Eastern Ohio, already participating. When multiple enterprises are present, the analysis can help producers allocate expenses between different areas in their operation. Whether the farm wants to compare their crops on owned versus rented land, their crop operation compared to their livestock, or the profitability of an individual crop or custom farming operation there are tools available to analyze the data provided. It has been estimated that the value of the benchmarking data, financial scorecard, and enterprise analysis is well over $1000.Thanks to the grant from USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, OSU Extension is able to provide this service at a cost of only $100. Several lenders have also stepped up and agreed to reimburse operations that successfully complete an analysis.If you would like more information on the program, visit our website at https://farmprofitability.osu.edu There you will find the completed business summaries for previous years and other resources that can help farm businesses. The Farm Business Analysis team has also grown from the original location in Mahoning County with the addition of four new regional technicians. To learn more about Farm Business Analysis, contact the technician closest to you:Defiance County: Clint Schroeder, 419.782.4771, schroeder.307@osu.eduLicking County: David Grum, 740.670.5315, grum.1@osu.eduMiami County: Sharon Harris, 937.440.3945, harris.2835@osu.eduPickaway County: Trish Levering, 740.474.7534, levering.43@osu.eduMahoning County (Headquarters): Christina Benton, 330.533.5538, benton.132@osu.eduProgram Coordinator: Haley Shoemaker, 330.533.5538, shoemaker.306@osu.eduField Specialist: Dianne Shoemaker, 330.533.5538, shoemaker.3@osu.edulast_img read more

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The Exterior Rigid Foam is Too Thin!

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Let’s say you’ve owned your house for several years. Your growing interest in energy efficiency brought you to the GBA web site. GBA taught you that it’s a great idea to install rigid foam on the exterior side of your wall sheathing, as long as (a) the rigid foam is thick enough to keep your sheathing above the dew point during the winter, and (b) your walls don’t have any interior polyethylene.You think to yourself, “That’s interesting. I wonder if the walls of my house have any exterior foam.” So you poke around. Maybe you lift some vinyl siding. Maybe you make an inspection hole in a closet wall. And you discover that (a) your walls have R-5 exterior foam, even though you need at least R-11.25 rigid foam for your Zone 6 walls, and (b) your walls include a layer of interior polyethylene.Now what? Three possible approaches If you’re planning to build a new house with exterior rigid foam, you should follow the rules outlined in a GBA article titled Calculating the Minimum Thickness of Rigid Foam Sheathing. That way, your foam will be thick enough, and you won’t have any interior polyethylene. Then you’re all set.If you’ve inherited or purchased a house with too-thin foam, though, the fix isn’t easy.You can take one of three approaches: Fix everything The “fix everything” approach is so expensive that few homeowners will go this route unless they are already planning a gut rehab job and new siding.To fix the problem of the interior polyethylene, you have to remove the interior drywall. Once the polyethylene is in the dumpster, you can install new drywall.… center_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

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Odisha seeks ₹5,200 cr. for cyclone relief

first_imgThe Odisha government has sought early release of ₹5,200 crore from the National Disaster Response Fund for carrying out rehabilitation in areas ravaged by Cyclone Fani.A State government team, led by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi, on Thursday held a meeting with a National Disaster Management Authority delegation which had toured the cyclone-affected districts. “We are now in the phase of rehabilitation. The ₹1,000 crore released after Prime Minister’s announcement has been exhausted and we request for early release of ₹5,200 crore from the NDRF,” said Mr. Padhi.The State government has requested the NDMA to direct the telecom companies to have a definite standard operating procedure and preparedness for dealing with disaster situations as communication and data transfer is of crucial importance in relief work.“The disbursement of compensation also suffers due to lack of data connectivity,” said the Chief Secretary.last_img read more

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Chelsea vs Leicester: Hazard starts up front

first_imgChelsea host Leicester City in their final match before Christmas on Saturday as they aim to further cement their place in the top four.Maurizio Sarri’s side were boosted by their qualification for the Carabao Cup semi-finals in midweek, with a late goal from Eden Hazard enough to see off Bournemouth in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.The Blues bounced back from the disappointment of an away loss to Wolves earlier this month by winning their last two league encounters against Manchester City and Brighton. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Leicester were knocked out of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, however, after losing to Pep Guardiola’s Man City on penalties.The Foxes have failed to win any of their last three league matches and fell to a 1-0 defeat away at Crystal Palace last weekend, a result which saw them slip to 12th in the table.The last Premier League encounter between these two sides at Stamford Bridge ended in a 0-0 draw last January.  Game Chelsea vs Leicester Date Saturday, December 22 Time 3:00pm GMT / 10:00am ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream NBCSN fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will not be shown live as it will be played during the blackout period. UK TV channel Online stream N/A N/A Squads & Team News Position Chelsea players Goalkeepers Arrizabalaga, Caballero, Green Defenders Azpilicueta, Zappacosta, Rudiger, Luiz, Cahill, Ampadu, Emerson Midfielders Fabregas, Jorginho, Drinkwater, Kante, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic Forwards Willian, Pedro, Hazard, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Morata Eden Hazard continues in a central striking role for Chelsea after picking up one goal and three assists in his last two appearances in that position.Centre-back Andreas Christensen was forced off with a hamstring injury against Bournemouth and Maurizio Sarri instead picks David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger at centre-back.Alvaro Morata has returned to training after recovering from a twisted knee, but he is not even on the bench.Possible Chelsea starting XI:  Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic; Pedro, Hazard, Willian. Subs: Caballero, Cahill, Zappacosta, Fabregas, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Giroud. Position Leicester players Goalkeepers Schmeichel, Ward, Jakupovic Defenders Simpson, Pereira, Morgan, Soyuncu, Evans, Maguire, Chilwell, Fuchs Midfielders Iborra, Silva, Mendy, Ndidi, Choudhury, Albrighton, Maddison, Diabate, Gray, Ghezzal Forwards Vardy, Okazaki, Ihenacho Jamie Vardy returns to the Leicester XI having been rested against Manchester City in midweek.There had been concerns over the fitness of Ben Chilwell and Wilfred Ndidi, who are both struggling with knee injuries and are likely to face late fitness tests, but both are deemed fit to start.Matty James and Daniel Amartey remain out.Possible Leicester starting XI:  Schmeichel; Ricardo, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell; Choudhury, Mendy, Ndidi, Albrighton; Maddison; Vardy. Subs: Ward, Fuchs, Evans, Iborra, Gray, Okazaki, Iheanacho.Betting & Match Odds Chelsea’s odds of winning are priced at 1/3 according to bet 365, while a draw is available at 9/2. A win for Leicester is priced at 10/1.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Eden Hazard Chelsea 2018-19A win for Chelsea here would see them leapfog Spurs into third place for at least a day, with Mauricio Pochettino’s side not playing until Sunday.It would also be a great boost for Sarri’s side to cement their spot in the top four for Christmas, with the race to qualify for next season’s Champions League set to intensify during the second half of the season.There are also signs that star man Hazard is approaching his best form again after various injury issues in recent weeks. When asked whether he felt playing the Belgian as a forward could be a long-term solution, Sarri said: “I don’t know. I was sure about City in that position we could do a good match. Against Brighton I started to see this situation in different matches.”Now I want to see it against a team very compact, in low density. We have to see.”Claude Puel will know that his side must pick up some positive results over the festive period to avoid speculation over his own future at the club.It’s been a difficult season for the Foxes on and off the pitch, but with just one win in their last eight matches, Leicester will know that points on the board are a must over the coming weeks. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Win I’m a genius, lose not so good – Guardiola

first_imgPep Guardiola has defended his decision to start Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero on the bench as Manchester City fell further behind Premier League leaders Liverpool with a 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace.De Bruyne came on to score a fortuitous 85th-minute goal on Saturday, but the damage had already been done. Jeffrey Schlupp’s first-half goal cancelled out Ilkay Gundogan’s opener and an Andros Townsend wonder strike was added to by Luka Milivojevic’s penalty.The result means City are four points behind Liverpool at the summit, with back-to-back trips to Leicester City and Southampton to come before they host Jurgen Klopp’s side on January 3. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Aguero, who replaced Nicolas Otamendi as Guardiola chased the game at 2-1, and De Bruyne started the midweek Carabao Cup triumph at Leicester City following recent lay-offs, while Guardiola watched John Stones turn in a mixed performance at the base of his midfield in Fernandinho’s injury-enforced absence.”When you win I am a genius, when you lose I am not good,” City’s manager told a post-match news conference.”I don’t know what would happen if Kevin starts or Sergio starts. Dinho is injured, yesterday he felt that problem. John played so good in Leicester [in the unfamiliar position] so I wanted to give another option for [defending] long balls.”He played good except for one ball. I admire and give credit to people who try and adapt to positions they are not used to.”With a hectic and now pivotal period to come in his team’s title defence, Guardiola denied he was being overly cautious with two of his prized assets.”Of course he could have played – I decide to play the other ones,” he said of De Bruyne, whose action has been limited by a pair of medial knee ligament injuries this season, although the Belgium star now has two goals in as many appearances.”Gabriel [Jesus] scored two goals in the last game here versus Everton. Sergio needs more time to get rhythm.”Kevin’s condition is better. We put in six or seven players with fresh legs. That is going to happen in the future.”When you have a lot of games, everyone has to play. The guys who played did absolutely everything.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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