Fernando Amorebieta makes his first appearance of the season and Hugo Rodallega also starts for Fulham at Nottingham Forest, who are without injured duo Chris Cohen and Andy Reid. Fulham: Kiraly; Bodurov, Hutchinson, Burn, Amorebieta; Hoogland, Parker, Fotheringham, Stafylidis; McCormack, Rodallega.Subs: Bettinelli, Eisfeld, Roberts, G. Williams, Hyndman, David, Kavanagh.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
The SA Agulhas departed from Cape Town on 7 January, en route to Antarctica. Some of the 50 cadets aboard the Agulhas, which has been kitted out as a training vessel following her retirement from Antarctic service in April 2012. Sir Ranulph Fiennes prepares to board. The SA Agulhas was given a rousing send-off in London by an audience that included the Prince of Wales. The seventh member of the team is Mary Mouse, a mascot who pays homage to Ponko the Penguin, the mascot carried by Scott photographer Herbert Ponting.(Images: The Coldest Journey) MEDIA CONTACTS • The Coldest Journey Press office RELATED ARTICLES • SA Agulhas II arrives • Voyage’s end for Agulhas • SA explorer to circle world via poles • O captain, my captain • Maritime piracy under the spotlight Janine ErasmusThe South African polar ship SA Agulhas is en route to the Antarctic with a team of adventurers on board. They will attempt to cross the frozen continent in the dead of winter, a feat never attempted before.The team set sail from Cape Town – known as the gateway to the Antarctic – on 7 January after docking on 28 December 2012 from the UK. The trip is expected to take about two weeks, allowing for icebergs and pack ice. However, this will depend on the sea and weather conditions.Renowned adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes is leading the daring six-member squad on what they have dubbed The Coldest Journey. This adventure represents a major collaboration between Commonwealth countries, as the entire ship’s crew and all the scientists, engineers, operations team and explorers come from its 54 countries.The 68-year-old Fiennes is known for his many exploits, which include being the first person to reach both the north and south poles via surface travel. The former British Army officer is regarded by many, including the Guinness Book of Records, as the world’s greatest living explorer.The team’s co-leader is veteran sailor Anton Bowring, and the remaining four members are engineer Ian Prickett, medic Rob Lambert and mechanics Spencer Smirl and Richmond Dykes. All but Dykes have previous polar experience.Education as well as adventureThe expedition, prominently featuring the 35-year-old SA Agulhas, will also showcase South Africa’s maritime skills development programme and its participation in Antarctic research.Since her retirement from Antarctic service in April 2012, the Agulhas has been fitted with extra equipment so that she can be used as a dedicated training vessel.This is her maiden training voyage and she carries 50 sea cadets, 40 of whom are South African maritime studies graduates from the Cape Town and Durban universities of technology. The remainder hail from other African countries and were collected along the trip up the continent’s west coast.Through educational content, including competitions, an interactive map and access to exclusive audio-visual and scientific material as well as regular interviews with the team, The Coldest Journey also aims to inspire thousands of children to become scientists and engineers.Interested schools from across the Commonwealth are invited to register on the website. They will be asked for a modest fee, but this can be recouped through related fundraising activities, suggestions for which are provided as part of the package. The fee will also allow two years’ access to the content.The SA Agulhas is playing an important role in this aspect too, as she will provide real-time educational content on the scientific activities undertaken during the voyages to and from Antarctica.The chilling factsThe six-month expedition will take place in the southern hemisphere winter, which starts around the end of March. Unlike most people who will have at least a few creature comforts during the chilly season, The Coldest Journey team will have to contend with almost perpetual darkness and average winter temperatures of -50 to -80 degrees C.They will also have some 4 000km of snow and ice to traverse.The goal of The Coldest Journey is to raise US$10-million for Seeing is Believing, a collaboration between Standard Chartered Bank and the International Agency for Prevention of Blindness. The initiative tackles avoidable blindness and is active in 25 developing countries – they include Bangladesh, the Philippines, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Brazil and Jordan.“I have had snow blindness before, for about 10 days,” said Fiennes, “and it made me feel useless. Seeing is Believing is our motivation, however cold it is, however dark it is, because the further we go, the more people will donate.”A perilous tripThe Coldest Journey has been some five years in the planning, said Fiennes. He said the golden era of exploration over the last 100 years has seen almost every polar challenge successfully met, but for one – that of crossing Antarctica in the winter.The team will land in Crown Bay in Queen Maud Land, east Antarctica, where the crew will set up a base camp and spend some weeks testing the hi-tech equipment. The explorers will set off on the first stage of the journey to the geographic South Pole, some 2 200km away, on 21 March, near the southern hemisphere’s autumnal equinox.From here they travel a further 1 600km to the Ross ice shelf and then on to their final destination, McMurdo Station, a US research centre. McMurdo is just 300m from Discovery Hut, built by Robert Scott in 1902 and still in much the same state as when it was last used in 1917.Crown Bay is south of South Africa, and McMurdo is south of New Zealand.The bold explorers plan to arrive on the other side of the continent in September. The first stage is expected to take 84 days, including 21 rest days, and the second 61 days with 15 rest days.The Agulhas will be back to pick up crew and gear in February 2014. They have to wait until the winter ice retreats far enough to allow the ship to approach.The team plans to cover an average of 35km over eight hours per day, with rest days in between. A typical day on the ice will start at around 06h30 with a check of the weather and the vehicles and equipment. After a meeting to plan the day, the team will set off at 08h30 and travel until 16h30 with intermittent breaks, until 16h30 when they will set up their overnight camp, check their correspondence digitally, ensure that the vehicles have fuel for the next day’s trek, and have a meal.Two skiers – one Fiennes, the other alternating team members – will lead the party with the rest following in a convoy.Up front are two modified Caterpillar D6N track-type tractors pulling two specially developed cabooses – one for accommodation and one with scientific and mechanical workshops – followed by storage and fuel sleds. The fuel contains an ice inhibitor which is active down to -75 degrees C.Because of the darkness and the temperatures, it will be almost impossible, should anything go wrong, to send an aircraft on a rescue mission as its non-modified fuel might freeze.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It is here. Step 1 – the Fertilizer Applicator law (SB 150), and Step 2 – the western lake Erie application restriction law (SB1). Both are now in effect.You have three years to get certified.If you apply fertilizer to 50 acres or more you must get certified, but you have until September 2017 to do that.If you have a Pesticide License, then you’ll get a letter from ODA telling you when to get fertilizer applicator certified. You will attend a two-hour program.If you don’t have a Pesticide License, but wish to apply fertilizer, you must get certified to apply fertilizer. You will attend a three-hour program.For the new Fertilizer Certification training website: http://NutrientEducation.osu.edu.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I’ve been in the house doing billing this morning because it is ugly out and I didn’t want to be outside. We have gotten 2.4 inches since yesterday morning. We have had close to 5 inches here since the middle of last week. That will keep us out of the fields for a little bit.We have 50 acres of beans after hay to cut, 50 acres of custom beans and double-crops yet to cut. We have around 350 acres of corn yet to go. We have plenty to do. In a regular year we can be done in early November but in years like this we hope to be done by Thanksgiving.There are still a lot of corn and beans out around here and that puts a damper on any sort of fall tillage or fertilizer application. We got through most of our April-planted corn and now we’re into the late May-planted corn and it was not as bad as I thought it might have been. Then we got back to some more April corn and it was some of the best corn we’ve ever had on that farm. The yields have been all over the board but our average now is around 180 bushels and I’m not too upset with that in a year like this. We still have some good ground yet to go too.I want to do some investigating in the beans. We had some neighbors who had problems with white mold. We planted some really early varieties to get wheat out and then it rained and we couldn’t get to that ground until in May and that doesn’t always pan out well.The wheat this fall is on a lot of good tiled ground we have. It is doing well and looks beautiful. The rain stopping would definitely not be bad thing. Overall wheat looks really good around here. I hope some of the later wheat can get roots established before winter.We’re praying for the guys out west who are having all of the issues with the wind. With five inches of rain it will be hard to get back into the fields any time soon for us. It would take three or four days in July heat to dry up this much rain. Now we have this cold, wet weather. Some of the corn is starting to go down a little bit too. If it’s not one thing it is the other, but you have to take the good with the bad.
Just before the start, the thought was: at last, the ball will roll. Germany, the host, and Costa Rica, the central American country drawn out of luck, will put flesh and blood and humanity onto the pitch and onto the screens of a global audience which we are told will,Just before the start, the thought was: at last, the ball will roll. Germany, the host, and Costa Rica, the central American country drawn out of luck, will put flesh and blood and humanity onto the pitch and onto the screens of a global audience which we are told will exceed a billion people for this match alone. Do not expect a classic. Do not think that Germany’s players, afraid of their own shadows under the burden of expectancy, or Costa Rica who rely on the enigmatic, erratic Paolo Wanchope for goals, will provide a contest as riveting as the Antigua Test.When a host nation of 82 million plays a visiting country of four million, you expect some imbalance. But World Cup openers are fraught with nerves. There have been shocks, such as Cameroon beating Argentina in 1990 and Senegal beating France in 2002, but fear of failure generally rules.Even so, the relief should be something you can taste, like the spice in food. Unless age deceives me, there has never been a build-up as long or as intrusive as this, never more politicking, more pompous over-statement, more marketing, more analysts climbing aboard the bandwagon.There will be a brief but poignant opening ceremony involving 160 for-mer World Cup winners-aging legends playing a walk on role that -reminds today’s players what went before. Sepp Blatter, the president of football’s world governing body FIFA, and Kofi Annan, the United Nations general secretary, will jointly call for us all “to harness the magic of football to make the world a better place of peace and harmony.” The sport, I agree, can cross every boundary known to man. But don’t preach before the ball is kicked. Don’t trot out the phrases while the fighter planes patrol the skies and the police mass around the grounds. Don’t pretend that the World Cup is the greatest show on earth and the purest.advertisementFootball is the epicentre of global spending on sport that will gross $34 billion this year alone. India may be off the World Cup map, in terms of participation, but be assured that FIFA and its marketing partners are counting on you to fulfil the 100-million viewing figure forecast by R.V. Venkateish, whose TV outlet ESPN Star Sports is one of the 213 around our planet.On The BallBehind every game, beyond all statistics, are remarkable numbers. Keep them in mind on match days. In 1976, a British university calculated the distance covered by footballers in a match, concluding that midfielders worked the hardest. The 1970s midfielder covered 9.8 km in a match; followed by strikers (8.4 km), full backs (8.2 km) and central defenders (7.8 km).Today, these distances are estimated to have gone up by 30 per cent. The World Cup midfielder would run on an average 12.7 km during a game, the strikers 10.9 km, the full back 10.6 km and the centre back 10.1 km.Only two per cent of the distance players run in a match involves contact with the ball. Players rest on an average for three seconds every two minutes.The vital statistics of the perfect free kick, as sometimes produced by England’s David Beckham (right) when struck accurately: the boot makes contact with the ball for 15 milliseconds, the ball moves at a speed of 60-70mph, with between 5-10 revolutions per second. It takes 900 milliseconds (nine tenths of a second) to go from boot to net.The first that the goalkeeper sees of the ball is as it pops up above the head of his team’s defensive “wall” after 400 milliseconds. It takes 200 milliseconds for his brain to process the information and he is left with 300 milliseconds in which to move and stop the ball.If the goalkeeper does get to catch the ball, his hands recoil six inches and the ball transfers 160 pounds of force-approximately equal to his own weight. The World Cup crosses all cultures, all time zones. But now that we have movement, now that the game should become the thing, it is what it means to Germany that is the centre of attention. The opening match is in Munich, in a stadium built purposely to help us forget the 1972 Munich Olympics where the Black September terrorists had used the stage to kill 11 Israeli athletes.Personally, my eye will be drawn to the Brazilians, because they put style and feeling and movement into the game. They win, too. So do the Germans in not quite the same hypnotic style. This is not a great time for Germany on the pitch, their team lacks the charisma of a Franz Beckenbauer, though he is here. Kaiser Franz completes a unique journey in his sport, having listened to the World Cup of 1954 on radio when he was nine and West Germany won the event for the first time. “My mother sewed the No.10 onto the back of my shirt,” Beckenbauer recalls, “so I could play in the street and call myself Fritz Walter.”advertisementWalter was the captain of that 1954 team which created the “Miracle of Berne” by beating the hot favourites, Hungary. Beckenbauer was the captain the next time West Germany won the World Cup, in Munich in 1974. He was coach for the third German triumph in Rome in 1990. Today he is president of the organising committee. “I have had a wonderful life,” he enthuses, “only through football.”Over the last six months, Herr Beckenbauer travelled the world thrice over, extending personal invitations to the 31 nations coming to his tournament. A genuine football man, from his old boots to the snow white of his hair, he had the same message as he touched down in Angola, Iraq, Iran, and all the football capitals from Latin America to Europe: “A Time to Make Friends”.We joked, Franz and I, that Germany would rather be friendly winners than losers over the month of June into July 9. But there are several meanings written into that slogan.A time for Germany, united east and west, to heal its rifts. A time when Germany is trying to build a new, modern infrastructure and to show it off to the world watching in for the World Cup. You think I read too much into a sporting occasion?Maybe, from a player’s perspective I do. Wayne Rooney isn’t concerned about anything but his tiny metatarsal bone in his right foot. Ronaldo frets over blisters. Cafu, the Brazil right back who even surpassed Pele by playing in three World Cup finals, is hoping for a fourth. And Russell Latapy, the oldest outfield player in this tournament, has a very sporting, quite simple outlook on life. He was asked the other day to name his heroes: “Brian Lara is top man,” he said, “after him Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Pele and Diego Maradona.” Who is Latapy? He is a Caribbean, and at the age of 37 has reached his first World Cup, with Trinidad and Tobago. Catch him on your screen if you can, he may not play the full 90 minutes, but when he does he decorates the field with imagination and the sheer joy of being involved in this company.If it’s joy we want, if it’s the true essence of the World Cup in Germany, I suggest we wander into the streets of Berlin. There, in the city that once was split between communism and capitalism, and had a wall that was there at pain of death to keep Easterners from defecting, is going to be a mammoth coming together of people. The mayor of Berlin has arranged “the biggest viewing platform in Germany” every night of the event.advertisementSo the opening match is in Munich? No problem, come to the Brandenburg Gate, the symbol of old Berlin, and you can watch it free of charge, in the open air on a gigantic screen. There could be 70,000 to 1,00,000 people around you. If not there, then in the Tiergarten, Berlin’s biggest open park, or down the boulevard to the Siegessaeule, the Victory Column, yet more 60-metre wide screens, and more people sharing the atmosphere transmitted through the summer night air.This, I believe, will be where Germany really opens up to the world. And this, I am also convinced, is what football above all things can generate. In South Korea at the last World Cup, the towns and cities were transformed to great seas of red, with people in their football shirts resembling millions of poppies in fields. Those people discovered the power of football, and injected into it a sense of pride that had their players running so hard they became the first Asian country to reach a World Cup semi-final.Germans, with three triumphs (to Brazil’s five), hardly need this power of the people, this sense of new identity, to propel them on. But though Italy and Argentina remain strong contenders, and England and France believe they can win it, do not be surprised if, in spite of everything the Germans fear, the final features Germany vs Brazil.It will be staged in the Berlin Olympic Stadium, once dear to Adolf Hitler and now, after a renovation that cost $370 million, a monument to the changing host nation for the World Cup 2006.
The Reload is your Oklahoma State recruiting recap filled with the latest recruiting news, with an ear to the ground for what’s to come.Brad Underwood Extends 2019 offerBrad Underwood extended his eighth 2019 scholarship offer Wednesday to Denton shooting guard De’Vion Harmon, a rising 6-foot-1 prospect who is already getting major Div. I interest with offers from OU, LSU, SMU, Tulsa and now Oklahoma State.Blessed to say I’ve received an offer from The Oklahoma State University?? #OrangePower #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/2OxrxgjXR7— De’Vion Harmon (@TheDH11) September 28, 2016Here’s a scouting report on Harmon from hoops analyst Chuck Lawson:Harmon is a strong perimeter prospect with attitude and confidence to match. He’s aggressive to the cup, finishes at the rim, and is constantly looking for ways to score the ball. Harmon embraces contact, in fact, he seems to elevate his play when physicality is involved. His toughness in the lane makes him an excellent finisher at the basket and he’s simply too strong for most of his current seventh grade peers to contain. Harmon showed expanded ability to hit the three-ball at the Metroplex Winter Classic and will need to continuing demonstrating his perimeter skills on a consistent basis moving forward.Tramonda Moore Recruitment?My head is spinning with Tramonda Moore news but Moore posted this Cowboy edit on twitter recently [which is now deleted], so it appears OSU is once again recruiting him from his junior college:Despite the rumor that he would re-classify to the 2017 class, I think it’s next to impossible with his academic hurdles that it could happen barring any miraculous completion of a ton of credits. He’ll be a 2018 prospect and already has offers from Miss. State, UCLA and Iowa State.Texas Recruiting VisitorsOklahoma State has a chance to make a statement this weekend at home, with the eyes of several top targets on hand to witness. The visitor list is early, but there are some big names expected to be in Stillwater for the game.Caden Sterns – 2018 WR/ATH (Younger brother of Jordan Sterns)Thabo Mwaniki – 2017 DB commit from Denton, TexasScooter Adams – 2018 athlete from Halletsville, TexasOwen Condon – 2018 OL from OKC, OKChuba Hubbard Inspires Canadian Prospect to pick up footballChuba Hubbard is somewhat of a celebrity in Canada on the football field and on the track field. And he apparently inspired one rising Canadian speedster to pick up football .. Pretty cool video on his story: If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
DURHAM, NC – FEBRUARY 28: Luke Kennard #5 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts after a play during their game against the Florida State Seminoles at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 28, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Duke will be counting on several true freshmen to help the program defend its national championship next season. One of them is five-star shooting guard Luke Kennard.The Blue Devils’ team Instagram account posted video tonight of Kennard throwing down an alley-oop to himself off the backboard with one hand. Pretty impressive. Duke fans are no doubt hoping to see some of that in game action this year.
OSU senior outside hitter Erin Sekinger (12) enters the court to take on Michigan State on Oct. 24 at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-2. Credit: Taylor Cameron / Lantern photographerAfter defeating Michigan and Michigan State over the weekend, members of the No. 20 Ohio State women’s volleyball team had a brighter outlook than earlier in the season.“We’re starting to believe in ourselves,” senior outside hitter Erin Sekinger said. “We are stepping on the court believing we can take any team and hang with any team.”Against the Wolverines (10-10, 5-5) on Saturday, the Buckeyes (16-6, 7-3) completed a clean sweep (25-21, 25-21, 25-19), a first against a Big Ten opponent at home this season.The Buckeyes were led in kills by Sekinger and freshman outside hitter Luisa Schirmer who each had 12. Senior setter Taylor Sherwin led all players with 37 assists and added nine digs. Sophomore libero Valeria León led the team in digs with 11.Wolverine freshman defensive specialist Caroline Knop led all players in kills with 13 and junior defensive specialist Lindsey Lerg led all players in digs with 13. Senior setter Lexi Dannemiller, a native of West Chester, Ohio, led the Wolverines in assists with 35.OSU junior middle blocker Andrea Kacsits got her first start of the season since she injured a finger on her right hand before the first match of the season against Oregon. She had two kills, a dig and a service ace.With the win against the Wolverines, the Buckeyes topped their six Big Ten wins from a season ago and have their best record after 10 conference games since the 2005-06 season when the Buckeyes also started Big Ten play at 7-3 through 10 conference games.Against the Spartans (12-9, 5-5) on Friday, the Buckeyes were challenged as they played in their eighth five-set match of the season, but prevailed to stay undefeated at home (25-20, 14-25, 25-20, 14-25, 15-6).Junior Elizabeth Campbell led all players in kills with 16 and added 11 digs, followed by Schirmer who had 14 kills. León led all players in digs with 23 and Sherwin led all players in assists with 40.Spartan freshman setter and Big Ten Freshman of the Week Rachel Minarick almost had a triple-double as she provided the Spartans with 34 assists, 10 digs and nine kills. Senior libero Kori Moster, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, led her team in digs with 22.The Buckeyes’ win against Michigan State is their first since Oct. 20, 2012, when they defeated the Spartans, 3-1, in East Lansing, Mich.Coach Geoff Carlston said he was glad he saw the number of error’s go down against the Wolverines, as the Buckeyes had 33 attacking error’s against the Spartans, causing them to have a .077 attacking percentage for the game.“We took the win (against Michigan State) and we ran,” Carlston said. “They’re very different teams and very different situations…we played a lot better. We played a lot cleaner (against Michigan) than we did last night.”The Buckeyes’ next opponent is No. 7 Penn State (20-3, 8-2), whom they’re scheduled to play twice this week.The Buckeyes are scheduled to play the Nittany Lions in State College, Pa., on Tuesday at 7 p.m., before returning to St. John Arena on Friday for another 7 p.m. match start.
England’s coach Gareth Southgate has shared a piece of his mind on World Cup holders’ Germany’s surprise exit at the group stage.Germany has been eliminated from the 2018 World Cup by South Korea and Southgate has used them as an example of the folly of looking ahead to potential future routes deeper into the competition instead of taking care of immediate priorities.“You just can’t take anything for granted,” he said according to BBC.“The margins are so fine within the matches. We were watching Argentina play Nigeria and then Portugal and Spain the night before and one decision at one end of the pitch and another decision within two minutes and the situation in the group changed completely.Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“This is what is brilliant about tournaments. You don’t know what will happen. Everyone was saying we had seen great matches but all the top teams would get through – now Germany are out and they haven’t.“This is what attracts everyone to World Cups and European Championships. The thrill to be part of it is fantastic.”
Joao Cancelo has hailed Cristiano Ronaldo’s “winning mentality” after the Portuguese superstar’s sensational switch to Juventus.New team-mate Joao Cancelo says Cristiano Ronaldo is the perfect fit for the Juventus winning machine and hailed his winning mentality after Ronaldo’s switchThe Portugues international star Ronaldo signed his €100million move to the Serie A champions two days ago, bringing an end to his successful nine-season at Real Madrid.While speaking at his official unveiling on Thursday, Cancelo said as quoted by FourFourTwo:“It’s an enormous pleasure for me and all footballers to play with a great champion like Cristiano Ronaldo.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“I’m sure he’s going to raise the overall quality of the team and he’ll help us to keep winning.“He has a winning mentality and has won a lot in his career. At the same time, Juventus have claimed seven straight Scudetto titles, so I hope they will make a perfect match.”Having become Los Blancos’ all-time top scorer, Ronaldo is still a four-time Champions League winner with the team he joined from Manchester United in 2009.Cancelo was part of the under-21 squad that competed in the 2015 European Championships. He replaced left-back Raphaël Guerreiro midway through the second half of the 5–0 semi-final win against Germany for his only appearance of the tournament, in a final runner-up finish to Sweden.