Ag Forecast 2008

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaAnyone who wants the latest information about crop prices, pending U.S. farm and energy policies, weather forecasts or water conservation should attend at least one of the five meetings planned across Georgia the week of Jan. 28.The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will host its second annual Ag Forecast Breakfast Series 7 a.m. -10 a.m. Jan. 28 in Rome, Jan. 29 in Gainesville, Jan. 30 in Statesboro, Jan. 31 in Tifton and Feb. 1 in Macon. Participants will hear from farm experts and get to ask them questions. They’ll receive the 2008 Agricultural Price and Profit Planning Book, a detailed analysis of each major Georgia product, and get breakfast, too.Co-sponsors are Georgia Farm Bureau, Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Agribusiness Council. Registration costs $35 per person or $250 for a table of eight. For more information or to register, call (706) 542-2434 or visit the Web site www.GeorgiaAgForecast.com.last_img read more

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Ronnie McAllister

first_imgMost of you have seen Ronnie McAllister running the streets and roads around Batesville.  The Aurora native and Batesville resident is nearing a running milestone.  When he starts his 2017 road races, he will be 149 races short of 1,000.  Ronnie began this quest in 1982 and hopes to finish it in the next few years.In high school McAllister was a hurdler in track and a cross country runner at South Dearborn.  He credits Coach Mark Wilhelm for giving him the running bug.  They try to run at least 2 races together each season.  Ronnie lists the Popcorn Panic in Valparaiso and the Southeast Indiana racing circuit as 2 of his favorites.  Most of his races are 5 or 10k, but he has run marathons.Ronnie, along with his racing buddy Leo Turchyn, coached together in Batesville from 1999-2011.  A lot of his 851 runs were alongside his long-time friend, Leo.  I consider Ronnie of my good friends since his running days at South Dearborn High School.  I would like to thank Jim Buchberger for a lot of this information.last_img read more

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Nigeria knock out holders Cameroon in Nations Cup thriller

first_imgBy Brian HomewoodALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) – Nigeria ousted holders and bitter rivals Cameroon from the Africa Cup of Nations, scoring twice in three minutes to come from behind and win a thrilling last-16 match 3-2 yesterday.In a game that fully lived up to its billing, Odion Ighalo gave Nigeria a 19th-minute lead but Cameroon hit back with two goals in quick succession before halftime from Stephane Bahoken and Clinton Njie.Ighalo levelled again for Nigeria – who have lost three AFCON finals to Cameroon – in the 63rd minute amid suspicions of offside before Alex Iwobi snatched the winner for the jubilant Super Eagles three minutes later.The win earned Nigeria a quarter-final meeting against hosts Egypt or South Africa who were meeting later yesterday. Both teams finished second in their groups and had not been in the best of form and it showed with an abundance of defensive mistakes, but there was also much to admire in an end-to-end match.Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr said the shock defeat by Madagascar in their final group match might have benefitted his side. “It did us good, it helped motivate us today to win this very difficult match,” he said.Cameroon coach Clarence Seedorf said his team paid for sitting on their lead. “We slowed down a little too much instead of trying to score the third goal,” he said. “Obviously, Nigeria have all the quality to score goals and I think that was what went wrong, in general terms.” It was a scrappy opening with misplaced passes by both sides until Nigeria went ahead in the 19th minute with an untidy goal.Cameroon’s defence failed to deal with a free kick into the area and Kenneth Omeruo found Ighalo who reacted quickly and scored with a shot that was deflected into the net.The Nigeria defence still looked vulnerable as a wild miskick by Omeruo gave Cameroon a corner and they also handed Cameroon a chance which Pierre Kunde Malong wasted by firing over. But the game turned dramatically before halftime as Cameroon, who had not scored in their previous two games, struck twice in three minutes.Christian Bassogog wriggled past his marker on the right and sent a perfect cross into the area, leaving Bahoken with the formality of turning the ball into the net in the 41st minute.Nigeria had barely time to recover when Cameroon struck again with Bahoken turning provider as he flicked the ball to Clinton Njie who raced past Olaoluwa Aina and drilled the ball into the net. Goalkeeper Victor Akyepi made a desperate last-ditch save to prevent a Nigeria own goal early in the second half before the game took another twist.Nigeria levelled in the 61st minute when Ahmed Musa chested the ball into the path of Ighalo to volley home. He was level with the last man although it was the sort of goal that might be ruled out for offside by the VAR system which will be introduced in the quarter-finals.Three minutes later, Ighalo turned provider as he set up Iwobi who beat Andre Onana with a calm finish to seal a famous victory and set off wild celebrations among the Nigerian players, officials and media.last_img read more

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Seahawks sign Marshawn Lynch before showdown with 49ers

first_imgNew/old Seahawks’ RB Marshawn Lynch signed a deal for this year only – the last regular-season game and the postseason, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 24, 2019MORE: NFL Power RankingsWhile it’s unclear whether Lynch still has any juice left in his legs, acquiring a fan favorite and longtime locker room fixture could at the very least serve as a morale boost heading into Sunday’s rivalry showdown against San Francisco.Expect a raucous ovation at CenturyLink Field when Lynch is introduced. The Seahawks brought back the most popular running back in franchise history Monday night, signing Marshawn Lynch to add depth to their depleted backfield.An agreement materialized after running back Chris Carson hurt his hip this past weekend, joining fellow ball-carriers Rashaad Penny and C.J. Prosise on the injured list. Lynch, 33, has not played in an NFL game since last season as a member of the Raiders, but he is expected to suit up for Seattle in Week 17 against the 49ers due to the team’s lack of options. Lynch spent six memorable years with the Seahawks from 2010-15. During that stint, he rushed for more than 6,000 yards and recorded 57 rushing touchdowns. He also won a Super Bowl with the team in 2013 and appeared in another in 2014.last_img read more

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Hong Kong Open: Satwik-Chirag in Spotlight as Sindhu, Saina Look to Clear 1st Round Hurdle

first_img Ashwini PonnappabadmintonChirag Shettyhong kong open First Published: November 11, 2019, 4:47 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will look to continue their sensational run but the focus will be on PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal as they seek to avoid another early exit, at the Hong Kong Open, starting on Tuesday.The World No.9 Indian pair has been simply outstanding in its last two outings as they finished runners-up at French Open and then made it to the China Open semi-finals last week in men’s doubles. Expectations will be high from the Indian duo as they open against Japanese combination of Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi at the USD 400,000 meet.For Sindhu and Saina, it has been few tough weeks as the duo made early exits from a series of tournaments since the World Championships in August.Besides the French Open quarter-final finish, Sindhu, who had won the World Championships gold in August, and Indonesia Masters champion Saina, have either lost in the first or second round.Last week, Sindhu went down in a three-game match against Taiwanese Pai Yu Po, while Saina lost in straight games to China’s Cai Yan Yan — both in the first round at China Open Super 750 tournament.Interestingly, Saina will face the same opponent at Hong Kong and she will be itching to set the record straight against the world number 22 Chinese.Sixth seed Sindhu will square off against Korea’s world number 19 Kim Ga Eun in the opening round.In men’s singles, world number 10 Kidambi Srikanth, who has reached the finals at India Open and two quarter-finals at Malaysia and Singapore in April, will face the unenviable task of taming the two-time world champion and current world number 1 Kento Momota in the first round.World Championships bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth, who had made it to the finals of Swiss Open Super 300, will open against third seeded Chinese Shi Yu Qi.Sameer Verma will lock horns with Taiwanese Wang Tzu Wei, while HS Prannoy will cross swords with China’s Huang Yu Xiang and Parupalli Kashyap meets Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto in the opening round.Among others, Satwik will pair up with Ashwini Ponnappa to take on Thailand’s Nipitphon Phuangphuapet and Savitree Amitrapai in mixed doubles first round.Ashwini and N Sikki Reddy will lead the Indian challenge in women’s doubles, while Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Sikki will fight it out in mixed doubles. last_img read more

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