Ohio’s Crop Progress Report – August 31st, 2015

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Rain would be welcome in Ohio, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Regional Office. There were 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending August 30th. Statewide soil moisture shortages continue to rise, however crop condition ratings remain virtually unchanged. Some growers noted improvements in crop conditions despite the dry weather, while others said the very dry conditions are becoming a larger concern, particularly where early season wet conditions lead to shallow root systems. Fall-like temperatures are delaying maturity among various crops. Livestock producers have had to supplement with hay as many pastures have been grazed to stubble.View the latest report herelast_img read more

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — November 21, 2017

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ryan Martin 11-21-17Dry today with strong southwest winds developing over the state. Winds are expected to reach 15-30 mph at times through the day. But, the southwest flow will allow temps to moderate further, and we should see temps today above normal.A cold front moves through this evening through the overnight tonight. We still think the precipitation threat is very low, but clouds look to be persistent. That, combined with the big change in air mass is prompting us to keep a few sprinkles or light snow flakes in over the state overnight into tomorrow morning. The best threat of action will be in north central and northeast OH, where we can see some light snow, but we won’t rule a little precipitation out anywhere. The key word is “little”…as available moisture looks to be limited to a few hundredths to at most .1”. So, anything that happens will be rather inconsequential. Still, the bigger story will probably be the dramatic fall off in temps again, with tomorrow and Thanksgiving Day ending up below normal. Winds will likely be strong out of the northwest tomorrow. The map above shows temps as they compare to normal for Thanksgiving afternoon.No change in the rest of the forecast. The roller coaster decides to go back up hill from late Thursday night through the rest of the week and weekend. Temperatures climb for Friday with strong southwest winds returning to the region. We should see above normal highs for Friday and Saturday statewide. Again, we go through these temp changes with no precipitation.Our Sunday disturbance is coming a little faster, and may be in on Saturday afternoon. At this time, it appears to be a strong low that passes well to our north, over Michigan and into southern Ontario. This may drag some clouds down into northern Ohio Saturday into Sunday, but we are keeping the region mostly free of precipitation. You might see a spit or sprinkle north of US 30, but even that does not look overly impressive. Colder air does wrap around the backside of the low and cool us back down to below normal levels for late Sunday afternoon and the start of nextThe next good threat of precipitation develops at midweek next week. On Wednesday, the 29th, we see nice moisture moving in from the west. However, models are less enthusiastic about this system this morning than they were 24 hours ago. We are leaving our forecast alone at this time, but may have to revise it lower if we see any other consensus building For now, we will look for.2”-.6” of moisture over 80% of the state. This front should move through relatively quickly.last_img read more

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Congratulations! What’s Next?

first_imgRelated Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting This is one post/chapter in a serialized book called Startup 101. For the introduction and table of contents, please click here.You did it all: you built a valuable venture and sold it. The contract was signed… finally! The wire transfer came through. You are wealthy. Congratulations! So, what’s next?Why even think about that ahead of time? Two reasons. First, if you think about it clearly now, you will be better positioned to know what you want when you negotiate your exit. Secondly, many people go a bit “off the rails” when they finally get to relax after years of hard venture-building. This post assumes you had a big payday; if the exit was just enough for you to pay off some debts, you’ll probably be back at work on Monday — not much else to consider.5 Tips for the Recently Cashed-InTake at least three months fully and completely off. Really switch off all electronic devices. Reconnect with friends and family. Do whatever you love doing. Recover some of the health and fitness that your years of stress and overwork undid. Only after this sabbatical will you be able to think clearly about anything.Don’t make any high-risk investments for at least a year. You may become an angel, and that’s a great thing to be: it can be fun, you can give back to the entrepreneurial community, and you may even make some money. But recently cashed-in entrepreneurs have a habit of jumping into bad deals quickly. Keep track of the deals you want, but don’t hit the “Send cash” button until you are clearer about how you want to operate as an investor. Tell all the great entrepreneurs whom you want to maintain relationships with what your game plan is, so that expectations are clear.Avoid the “Coulda, woulda, shoulda” return act. You probably had to make trade-offs in your venture because of capital constraints and/or investor pressure. Now with money and fame, you could jump back in (if the non-compete terms from your last venture permit) and show them all how it really should have been done. These often turn out to be disasters, because the motivation is unclear.Take time to evaluate the bees in your honeypot. You are suddenly on the wealth management industry’s map. A lot of folks want to help you manage that loot. Many of them are real professionals, and you will need some help. But there are also scammers and people who simply don’t add any real value. Take your time.Re-connect with a long-lost passion. This may take you completely away from business. Or it may point you to your next venture.(Photo credit: danesparza.)center_img bernard lunn Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Gritty Entrepreneurs#NYT#start#StartUp 101 last_img read more

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Knowing The Known Unknowns

first_imgIn sales interactions, there are things that are unknown. It is a mistake not to ask for and discover the things you know you need to know to do your very best work for your dream client—and so you can create a preference to work with you (the key to winning a deal).You know that you don’t know who all the people are on the client’s side who are going to get to weigh in on a decision to change partners or do something different. In fact, the contacts that you are working with may not know the answer to this question themselves. Without knowing who is going to decide on the decision to move forward, you can’t do your best work at managing the sale and controlling the process. You must ask directly who is going to be making the decision so that you can engage with them in a way that serves them.Your contacts have ideas about what is important—and what is most important to them—in any decision to change and with whom they might want to do so. The mistake that is easy to make here is to believe that, because you know what the client shared with you, you automatically know what is important to them. You may even believe you know what is most important to them. This, another known unknown, is knowable. You have to ask individual contacts to share with you what they want explicitly, and you have to ask them as a collective to ensure you know what you believe you know. When had individually, this conversation will let you see what’s important, and it will also make visible the conflicts between stakeholders.None of this is necessarily easy. In lager, complex deals, your contacts may not really know who is going to get a vote when they decide to take action. And even though you’ve had conversations and believe you know on which factors you are going to be evaluated, it is better to ask and be sure.There are enough challenges dealing with unknown unknowns. You don’t want to lose a deal because you didn’t deal with the known unknowns. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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Fire truck shortage shuts down Big South Airport ICA promises no penalties

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Airports Authority commanded to protect South Caicos airport by airline Related Items:fire truck, Intercaribbean Airways, south caicos airport, trevor sadler Recommended for you Turks and Caicos airline, ICA, now flies to Havana Airports Authority reveals sabotage at South Caicos Airport Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 13 May 2015 – No fire trucks at the South Caicos airport and it has forced a two day closure of the airport and a cancellation of flights into that southern island. InterCaribbean Airways, General Manager Trevor Sadler yesterday issued an apology for the sudden stoppage of their flights promising no penalties. “We at InterCaribbean Airways apologize for the inconvenience this cause, however the circumstances are beyond our control. We will work to assist you in moving to an alternate flight date without penalties or change fees.” The Turks and Caicos Airports Authority ordered that closure.last_img read more

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15 bodies sent back to Haiti costs 30000

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 4, 2017 – Providenciales – The #15 bodies which were retrieved from TCI waters after a suspected illegal Haitian boat capsized in waters off Provo in January are returned home now; left the country yesterday on a chartered flight to the tune of $30,000.  Haitian Consular, #Wencesclass Lambert told media in a debriefing this afternoon that the full bill was paid by the Haitian government.  Lambert was thankful to the Turks and Caicos Government for its assistance in getting the bodies of the seven men and eight women home, adding that the repatriation of the deceased Haitians was not sooner because bodies were only recently released to the Government of Haiti in mid-April; they were being held at the TCI morgue.  The diplomat, who is stationed in Providenciales, took the opportunity to discourage illegal residency by his people and said he believes the illegal migration of Haitians to the TCI is a part of a more sinister human smuggling ring which the Haitian government is currently investigating.#MagneticMediaNews#15bodiesflownbacktoHaiti#WencesclassLambert Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#15bodiesflownbacktoHaiti, #magneticmedianews, #WencesclassLambertlast_img read more

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GACs Entranze concept is a slick EV with room for seven

first_img 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Feb 7 • Chevy’s full-scale Lego Silverado is plastic fantastic in Chicago Concept Cars Electric Cars Tags See All Jan 22 • Our highlights of the 2019 Detroit Auto Show Detroit Auto Show 2019 Post a comment China’s GAC Motor first made its main-floor debut at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. Now, in its third year, the automaker came to Detroit to show off a brand new concept.GAC Motor on Monday unveiled its Entranze EV concept at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. Loaded with the kind of tech you expect in a concept these days, GAC created this seven seater with the great American road trip in mind.The Entranze looks similar to Chrysler’s Portal minivan concept from CES 2017. The front lights follow the form of the front end closely, while the rear lights are tucked up under the glass. There are some big ol’ openings on the sides that make ingress and egress a breeze. Since the Entranze is electric, there’s no internal combustion engine to take up a bunch of space. And the wheels are pushed to the extreme ends of the body, allowing for even more space inside the vehicle.Enlarge ImageSliding glass doors and a front bench seat? Yep, I love it. Steven Pham/Roadshow The interior is the focus of this concept. Since it’s woke to use environmentally friendly materials in 2019, GAC claims the Entranze’s interior is made from more than 90 percent sustainable materials, including cork. The interior’s 3+2+2 configuration is atypical, but you’ll never hear me gripe about a front bench seat. The rocker panels on the side unfurl into steps, but they can also act as benches for just hangin’ out on the roadside. The interior looks like a work of art, with interesting blends of materials, colors and textures.The tech isn’t anything to shake a stick at, either. There are OLED screens all over the darn place — there are two little screens flanking the steering wheel, two screens at each front corner and a massive screen directly in front of the passenger. Those screens will be necessary to keep boredom at bay because, like many newfangled concepts, the Entranze is also capable of autonomous driving.While the Entranze is unlikely to make it to production, at least without a slew of changes, GAC does intend to bring its products to the US. However, it’s unclear when that will actually happen. Nevertheless, it’s nice to have some extra eye candy in Detroit. Share your voice 0 More From Roadshowcenter_img GAC Entranze concept debuts in Detroit Detroit Auto Show: Check out all the latest reveals.Concept cars: Soak in all the highfalutin tech and design. 39 Photos 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value reading • GAC’s Entranze concept is a slick EV with room for seven • 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous May 14 • History of the Toyota Supra, a Japanese sports car legend Detroit Auto Show 2019 Feb 4 • 2020 Kia Telluride: Detroit Auto Show debut turns Super Bowl ad starlast_img read more

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Bangalore Metro hopes for better ride this fiscal with rising traffic nonfare

first_imgCommuters disembark from a Namma Metro (Kannada for “Our Metro”) train at an elevated station in the Indira Nagar area of Bangalore March 7, 2012.Reuters fileBangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL), Indian IT city’s five-year-old network, hopes to improve operational efficiency in the current fiscal with higher passenger traffic and increased non-fare revenues.Namma Metro, as the network is colloquially called, saw its net loss widen to Rs 360.98 crore in 2015-16 from Rs 263.26 crore in the preceding fiscal, even as operating income rose 58 percent to Rs. 28.28 crore from Rs 17.83 crore in 2014-15. Total revenues stood at Rs 45 crore for 2015-16.Read: Cauvery water dispute: Woman burns bus in exchange for biryani during Bengaluru shutdownThe metro network’s interest costs in 2015-16 were Rs 37 crore in comparison to Rs 29.64 in the previous financial year. Its debt stood at Rs 9,661 crore as on March 31, 2016, according to the financial statement for financial year 2015-16.More ATMs at Metro stationsBMRCL’s other income, which stood at Rs 16.78 crore last fiscal, is poised to rise in the future as it finalises to leverage its sprawling at its 22 stations. The most significant would be the setting up of ATMs at 17 stations, for which it has selected five banks in the first round of tenders. The number of stations and ATMs will go up after the second round of bids.”There was a lot of interest but because the closing date of the tender was during the holidays this month, a few banks could not complete their applications. As a result, around five stations did not got bids. But this will be set right in the coming days with another tender,” a BMRCL official told The Hindu. The cumulative rental income from the ATMs will be around Rs. 2.5 crore annually, the official told the daily.The non-fare revenues are expected to spurt in the coming years, according to Pradeep Singh Kharola, Managing Director, BMRCL. “With the increase in ridership, the rent at Metro stations is set to soar. We are presently charging Rs 1,000 as rent per square foot. This could increase in the future,” he told The New Indian Express (TNIE).Higher passenger trafficWith the purple line becoming operational from April this year, the number of passengers carried has shot up to 1.75 lakh everyday from 46,055 earlier. This will reflect in BMRCL’s increased revenues from operations.”We were running at an average of 40,000 commuters per day before the launch of the underground corridor. It has now increased four-fold, with almost 1.7 lakh to 1.8 lakh riders daily,” Pradeep Singh Kharola told TNIE.The network operates two line — east-west corridor (also called purple line) and north-south corridor (also referred to as green line). The newly inaugurated Namma Metro Purple Line start operations connecting the east and west of Bengaluru on April 30, 2016.IANSlast_img read more

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US launches UN push for strongest possible measures against N Korea

first_imgThis combo of file photos shows an image (L) taken on April 15, 2017 of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on a balcony of the Grand People`s Study House following a military parade in Pyongyang; and an image (R) taken on July 19, 2017 of US President Donald Trump speaking during the first meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in Washington, DC. AFPThe United States on Monday launched a bid at the UN Security Council to quickly slap the “strongest possible measures” on North Korea in response to its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, but China and Russia said talks were needed to resolve the crisis.US Ambassador Nikki Haley said Washington will present a new sanctions resolution to the council to be negotiated in the coming days, with a view of voting on it next Monday.“Only the strongest sanctions will enable us to resolve this problem through diplomacy,” Haley told an emergency council meeting.The United States, Britain, France, Japan and South Korea requested the urgent meeting after North Korea on Sunday detonated what it described as a hydrogen bomb designed for a long-range missile.Declaring that “enough is enough,” Haley said incremental sanctions imposed since 2006 had not worked and accused North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un of “begging for war.”“War is never something the United States wants. We don’t want it now. But our country’s patience is not unlimited,” she declared.“North Korea has basically slapped everyone in the face in the international community that has asked them to stop.”Haley declared the “time for half measures is over,” but did not spell out what measures Washington would support.Diplomats have indicated an oil embargo would have a crippling effect on the North Korean economy.‘Insulting’South Korea’s defense ministry said Pyongyang may be preparing another missile launch after two tests in July of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that apparently brought much of the US mainland into range.A launch could involve an ICBM being fired into the Pacific Ocean, the ministry said.At the UN, China’s ambassador Liu Jieyi warned that “the situation on the peninsula is deteriorating constantly as we speak, falling into a vicious circle.”But he emphasized the need for dialogue and a diplomatic solution, saying Beijing would “never allow chaos and war on the peninsula.”He urged the parties to agree to a Chinese-Russian plan calling for the North to suspend its missile and nuclear tests and the United States and South Korea to suspend joint military exercises.Haley rejected the proposal as “insulting.”“When a rogue regime has a nuclear weapon and an ICBM pointed at you, you do not take steps to lower your guard. No one would do that. We certainly won’t,” she declared.Russia said it would study the new US proposals for sanctions, but again stressed those measures alone would not resolve the crisis.“This is not the way to get parties to the table to seek a political solution,” said Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia.The council has imposed seven sets of sanctions on North Korea since it first tested a nuclear device in 2006, but Pyongyang has repeatedly found ways to circumvent the measures.The most recent resolutions, however, have significantly toughened the sanctions, targeting key exports sectors such as coal that are a source of hard currency for North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s regime.Adding to already sharp tensions, the United States warned Sunday that it could launch a “massive military response” to any threats from North Korea and said it might cut off all trade with any country doing business with North Korea. That could have major reverberations: China is the largest trading partner of both the North and the United States.US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis issued an extraordinarily tough-sounding warning to the North, saying any new aggression against the US or its allies could lead to Pyongyang’s “total annihilation.”Many experts say talks may be the only way to address the issue.“The Americans need to open a direct channel at a high level with the North Koreans,” John Delury of Yonsei University in Seoul told AFP. “That’s the missing piece to all of this.”South Korean responseSouth Korea’s defense ministry said it was already strengthening its defenses, in part by deploying more US-made Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile launchers.Seoul also fired an early-morning volley of ballistic missiles in an exercise simulating an attack on the North’s nuclear test site. Pictures showed short-range Hyunmoo missiles roaring into the dawn sky from an east coast launch site.US President Donald Trump and South Korea’s leader Moon Jae-In spoke on the phone Monday and agreed to remove limits on the payload of the South’s missiles, Seoul’s presidential office said.Seoul was previously restricted to a maximum warhead weight of 1100 pounds (500 kilograms) on its ballistic missiles, according to a bilateral agreement with the United States signed in 2001.South Korean defense ministry officials estimated the strength of Sunday’s blast at 50 kilotons—five times the strength of any previous detonation by the North—but did not confirm whether it was a hydrogen bomb.But Defense Minister Song Young-Moo said Seoul believed Pyongyang had succeeded in miniaturizing its nuclear weapons to fit into an ICBM.‘Perfect success’On Sunday US monitors measured a powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake near the North’s main testing site.The North hailed the test as “a perfect success.”Hours before the test, the North released images of Kim Jong-Un inspecting a device it called a “thermonuclear weapon with super explosive power” entirely made “by our own efforts and technology.”The respected 38 North website urged caution, saying it was likely the item pictured was “only a model mock-up.”The North says it needs nuclear weapons to defend itself against the threat of invasion, and analysts say it is seeking to strengthen its hand for any future negotiations with Washington.last_img
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Voters To Pick New Trustee For HISD In RunOff Election

first_img 00:00 /01:00 Florian MartinHISD headquartersIn the New Year, the Houston school board will have a new face. On Dec. 10, voters will have one more chance to pick that person for District VII.It has come down to Anne Sung, a former teacher, and John Luman, an attorney and lobbyist.Sung, who currently works with the nonprofit Project GRAD, won the most votes in the general election. Here’s what she calls her top priority: “Really focus on creating strong credible plans for schools that are struggling to help them improve.”While it’s her second time to run for the spot, it’s the first time for her opponent, Luman. He’s been endorsed by outgoing trustee Harvin Moore. Here’s his first order of business if he’s elected: “First is to have everybody on the board working together, to focus on the kids, to make sure we’re all moving in harmony.”HISD’s District VII stretches from River Oaks to Harwin.Together the nine trustees on the HISD board decide the tax rate and approve the budget for the state’s largest school district.For detailed information on voting locations, visit the Harris County Clerk’s page. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen X Sharelast_img read more

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