Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio cropland varies significantly in its production capabilities and consequently cropland values and cash rents vary widely throughout the state. Generally speaking, western Ohio cropland values and cash rents differ from much of southern and eastern Ohio cropland values and cash rents. This is due to a number of factors including land productivity and potential crop return, the variability of those crop returns, field size and shape, drainage, population density, ease of access, market access, local market prices, potential for wildlife damage, field perimeter characteristics and competition for rented cropland in a region.Western Ohio cropland values and cash rental rates are projected to decrease in 2016 due in large part to continued low to negative profit margin prospects for Ohio’s three major row crops (corn, soybeans and wheat). According to the Western Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents Survey, bare cropland values are expected to decrease from 4.8% to 11.1% in 2016 depending on the region and land class. Cash rents are expected to decrease from 5.6% to 7.6% depending on the region and land class.The “Western Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents” study was conducted from February through April in 2016. The study is an opinion-based survey designed to poll professionals with a knowledge of Ohio’s cropland values and rental rates. Surveyed groups include professional farm managers, rural appraisers, agricultural lenders, OSU Extension educators, Farm Service Agency personnel, landowners and farmers.One hundred twenty six surveys were completed, analyzed and summarized. Respondents were asked to give responses based on three quality classes of land in their area: “average” land, “top” land and “poor” land. They were asked to estimate long-term average (five years) corn and soybean yields for each land class based on typical farming practices. Survey respondents were asked to estimate current bare cropland values and cash rents negotiated in the current or recent year for each land class. Survey results are summarized for western Ohio. Regional summaries (subsets of western Ohio) are presented for northwest Ohio and southwest Ohio.When interpreting this summary of survey results users should be aware that results will differ widely within a region and it will be useful to consider the ranges that are listed in the tables as one considers how individual parcels may compare. It is also important to stress that land in a given region does not fall neatly into thirds of each land quality class (average, top and poor). There will likely be little acreage in a given county or region that will fall into the “top” land category. Top land will typically be large tracts of land with highly productive soils. “Average” land will typically make up the majority of land in a given region or county while “poor” land will tend to be land with lower productivity soils, steep slopes, poor drainage, or come in smaller tracts (or a combination of these).Western Ohio resultsAverage croplandSurvey results for “average” producing cropland show an average yield to be 169.4 bushels of corn per acre. Results show that the value of “average” cropland in western Ohio was $7,556 per acre in 2015. According to survey data, this “average” producing cropland is expected to be valued at $7,034 per acre in 2016. This is a projected decrease of 6.9%.“Average” cropland rented for an average of $200 per acre in 2015 according to survey results. “Average” cropland is expected to rent for $187 per acre in 2016 which amounts to a 6.5% decrease in cash rent year-over-year. This 2016 rental rate projection of $187 per acre equates to a cash rent of $1.10 per bushel of corn produced. Rents in the “average” cropland category are expected to equal 2.7% of land value in 2016.Top croplandSurvey results indicate that “top” performing cropland in western Ohio averages 204.9 bushels of corn produced per acre. Results also show that the average value of “top” cropland in 2015 was $9,434 per acre. According to this survey, “top” cropland in western Ohio is expected to be valued at $8,853 per acre in 2016. This is a projected decrease of 6.2%.“Top” cropland in western Ohio rented for an average of $254 per acre in 2015 according to survey results. “Top” cropland is expected to rent for $239 per acre in 2016 (a decrease of 6.0%). This equates to a cash rent of $1.16 per bushel of corn produced. Rents in the “top” cropland category are expected to equal 2.7% of land value in 2016.Poor croplandThe survey summary shows the average yield for “poor” performing cropland equals 136.4 bushels of corn per acre. Results also show that the average value of “poor” cropland was $5,949 per acre in 2015. According to survey data this “poor” producing cropland is expected to be valued at $5,465 per acre in 2016. This is a decrease of 8.1%.“Poor” cropland rented for an average of $153 per acre in 2015 according to survey results. Cash Rent for “Poor” cropland is expected to average $141 per acre in 2016 which amounts to a 7.5% decrease in cash rent year over year. This 2016 rent projection of $141 per acre equates to a cash rent of $1.04 per bushel of corn produced in 2016. Rents in the “poor” cropland category are expected to equal 2.6% of land value in 2016.To access the complete summary go to:http://aede.osu.edu/about-us/publications/western-ohio-cropland-values-and-cash-rents-2015-16.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ty Higgins talks with Matt Hutcheson, a Seed Consultants, Inc. agronomist. Kyle and Brock Yutzy and Jon Ginger, from West Jefferson won the Ohio Corn & Wheat annual Tallest Stalk Contest. Cash prizes are awarded to the top five stalks, with first place receiving $300. Thunder Creek donated a Thunder Creek FST 990 fuel and service trailer to Farmer Veteran Coalition. Farmer Veteran Coalition will blind auction the trailer online at ThunderCreek.com/PatriotOne and at the FSR. The trailer – named Patriot One – features a custom American flag and eagle design with a number of premium options built into the package. Farmer Veteran Coalition will use proceeds from the Patriot One auction to provide direct assistance and scholarships to veteran members in the early stages of their agricultural career. For more information on Thunder Creek, visit ThunderCreek.com. The new case autonomous tractor is getting plenty of attention. Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor Lonnie King, CFAES interim dean, provided an overview of the Department. Michael Drake, OSU president, provided remarks on Tuesday. Panelists during the discussion were Ken Foster, professor and head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University; Andy Vollmar, food and feed ingredient manager of The Andersons Grain Group; and Ian Sheldon, Andersons Chair of Agricultural Marketing at Ohio State. Barry Ward talking farm profitability in 2017 at the “Ask the Experts” station. 8th grade members of the Norwayne FFA Chapter enjoyed the field demonstrations Tuesday. From left to right, Jacob Aubrey, Joe Green, Jevan Riggenbach, Evan Marty, and Tim Gunkelman. A liquid control unit was one of the many unique, eye-catching displays at the 2016 Farm Science Review. A few Farm Science Review guests enjoy the weather and passing along some good vibes. An OARDC lead staffer helps out young Nolen in “Stamping Out Disease.” Students visiting the 4-H tent, learning to “Stamp Out Disease” with help from the OARDC. Wesley Hatfield, Jesse Vernon, Kailey Lindsley, and Abby Ruth of Muskingum and Sandusky Counties stopped for a picture with Ohio Ag Net’s Dale Minyo. This Shorthorn had an interesting way of greeting FSR visitors.
ReadWriteHome is an ongoing series exploring the implications of living in connected homes.Nothing influences people’s comfort or mood like a warm, toasty environment or a cool, invigorating climate. And yet, of all the technologies in the home, the lowly thermostat gets the least respect— even though nobody likes costly energy bills each month.Ex-Apple staffers Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers set about changing the perception of the thermostat with Nest. By applying their experiences from having worked on the iconic iPod, Fadell and Rogers elevated the unappealing home electronic to create the Nest “learning thermostat,” a sleek wall-mounted device designed to make home energy control and automation sexy. This is how a product in a decidedly pragmatic (read: unexciting) category attracted a following. Since its 2011 launch, the rather elegant Nest has received loads of interest—and not just from consumers hoping to cut down on their energy bills, boost efficiency or show off a hot new technology. Smart home companies like Revolv and Control4 work with Nest, and tinkerers can’t seem to keep their hands off it. The ideas vary from simple smartwatch apps to imaginative rewirings or software hacks to extend Nest’s control and features. But still, it’s surprising what you can do with the Nest thermostat when you apply a little elbow grease. Nesting TricksRight out of the box, you can manage the connected Nest thermostat via your smartphone or the company’s website, and its automations improve over time as the device learns your habits and preferences. Those smarts allow it to track energy usage, and enable it to work as a standalone product or within a smart home system. Still, it hasn’t been all smooth sailing for Nest. The device baffled some users with reboot and battery problems last winter, prompting the company to issue a software update. And though Nest Labs celebrated its $3.2 billion Google acquisition earlier this year, the ink was barely dry before the company once again found itself dealing with more problems last month—this time over the Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector. Some users flew the coop, but hardly en masse. The thermostat still boasts a strong showing on Amazon, where it currently reigns as the No. 1 best seller in programmable thermostats. And at press time, its positive user feedback outnumbered the negative by far, with five-star reviews more than tripling the one-star reviews. The product may find more fans still, having launched recently to a new UK market.Nest may not be the only smart thermostat—Ecobee to Honeywell have a few offerings as well—but its $250 device is clearly an object of fascination for consumers and hackers alike. The latter have yielded some interesting results, with creative twists that make usage more convenient, smarter—and even fun. A few things you can do with a Nest: Voice control via Siri: Will Apple debut Siri for the home like it did for the car? We don’t have the answer, but in the meantime, crafty hackers have figured out how to use iOS’s voice feature to control and automate their homes. YouTube user Elvis Impersonator relied on open-source software SiriProxy, courtesy of Chili Technologies, plus a Raspberry Pi, a camera, controllers and a few other hardware products and parts to cobble together his own smart home system—including a nifty tidbit that controls the Nest via speech. Voice control via Android: Now that Nest is owned by Google, Android voice command should be a no-brainer. And until official support comes out, at least there’s this: A hack by Svbtle user Norman A that uses Tasker (an automation tool) with AutoVoice (Tasker plugin) and SL4A- Python (an Android scripting layer). Stir thoroughly and voilà—voice control. The commands go through Google Now to the Nest app, which sets actions based on your spoken words. A Nest-controlled pellet stove: Perhaps it’s a yearning for yesteryear, but heating stoves have been making a comeback recently. A popular type are pellet stoves, which forego kindling and logs for smaller ignitable bits that are fit for a fire. One man, K Lars Lohn, shared his impressive hardware hack: He managed to trick the Nest into thinking his stove was a furnace, thanks to some knowledge of wiring and heating systems. Stay Tuned For MoreHacking won’t be the only creative outlet for the Nest thermostat. Last fall, Nest Labs announceda developer program for the device, which will officially open this year. When that launches, developers will have the tools to work out compatibility and interactions with even more connected appliances. And Nest would be able to do a variety of things, like tell an air conditioner to kick on when it’s hot outside or a clothes dryer to hold off until later, when peak energy pricing comes down. People often think about thermostats only when they’re needed—or when they wish those clunky wall boxes would just disappear into the background entirely. But with such clear and compelling benefits, the Nest thermostat could finally step into the spotlight and emerge as the true power player in the home that it truly is. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#connected home#Google#home#Internet of Things#Nest#Nest thermostat#smart home Control your heating and cooling from your wrist: This is one of my favorites, and it happens to be the easiest because it involves no actual hacking on the user’s part, like the others below. It requires the Pebble smartwatch and a Pebble app called Leaf, which allows users to adjust temperatures with a few button presses on the watch. No phone, or getting up from the couch, is required. Monitor temperatures in another room: Is your thermostat located in a room with wildly fluctuating temperatures, compared to the rest of the house? Well, with a BeagleBone Black compact Linux computer (similar to a Raspberry Pi, but usually about $20 more expensive), a few components and some open-source code, you can set your Nest to track the temperature in another room. Get SMS notifications: Take the hack above and add Twilio’s cloud communication service and your extra-smart thermostat setup can text you with status updates. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App adriana lee Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…
The events in Bomb City needed a larger-than-life feel and a gritty reality. We talked to DP Jake Wilganowski about how he pulled it off.Top Image via Ericka Estrella Photography.On December 12, 1997, Amarillo, TX native and punk rocker Brian Deneke was murdered in a deliberate hit-and-run attack. The events both before and after this attack are steeped in controversy and vitriol, and the news of the murder and the associated controversy quickly rippled across the entire state of Texas — as well as punk/skater groups nationwide.The film Bomb City, directed by Jameson Brooks (who also co-wrote the film with composer Sheldon Chick), tells the story of this murder and the questionable actions of the justice system to reprimand it.The film is now playing in select theaters and available on Video On Demand.Trailer via Gravitas Ventures.The film, which portrays some visceral, gritty moments from late ’90s Amarillo (a.k.a. Bomb City — the film’s title — because of its nuclear bomb disassembly plant), includes some stunning cinematography by Jake Wilganowski.With the use of grungy lights, colorful practicals, anamorphic lenses, stellar camerawork, and authentic locations (including some of the places where the events actually occurred), Wilganowski created a beautifully gritty reality.Check out this video for a behind-the-scenes look.Jake was generous enough to answer some questions about his work on the film and some of the techniques and tools he used to achieve the look.Image via 3rd IdentityPremiumBeat: Will you give me a bit of background about yourself and your previous work? Is this your biggest narrative project so far?Jake Wilganowski: Definitely the biggest narrative project I’ve photographed. I did one narrative feature before this one. And a feature-length doc. Other than that, it’s been shorts, music videos, and commercials.Image via 3rd Identity.PB: What was the genesis of your involvement with this film? Was the story something you had known much about beforehand? Had you worked with this director before?JW: I was 17 and lived in a town of 50,000 in Texas when the events happened in 1997. I remember hearing about it because it got quite a bit of news coverage. I was then — and still am — a skateboarder, and at that time in a small Texas community, we were on the outskirts of normalcy. We weren’t jocks or preps or kickers (western). So that’s why this story hit home with me when Jameson and Sheldon (director/writer and writer/composer) told me about the film, and I remembered the story.Dave Davis as Brian Deneke. (Image via Gravitas Ventures.)We had worked on a few commercial projects together, and I remember them mentioning this project to me when we first met, but you take everything with a grain of salt when people start talking about projects that are in development because it’s a long process to actually get something made, and most people quit somewhere in the process. So a couple years (I think) went by, and we worked together periodically on commercial projects, when one day Jameson called and said it was happening if I wanted to do it.MaeMae Renfrow as Jade. (Image via Gravitas Ventures.)PB: The film has a very pronounced visual tone that works really well with the story. How did you come up with this approach? Was there anything in particular that you drew inspiration from?JW: The whole style and look started with a look-book the director put together. We both love the same aesthetic, so it was easy to get on the same wavelength. We needed stylized naturalism in the lighting. I don’t know if that’s a thing or not, but it describes the lighting look to me in a nutshell.We used the camera movement to support the feeling of the characters and the scenes. All the courtroom and jock scenes are smooth movements — jib, dolly etc. Punk and fight scenes are mostly handheld. Jameson always said “Make it pretty.” Ha. We wanted the look to be raw and realistic, but beautiful and interesting to look at — stylistically heightened a bit from reality while still feeling grounded.Image via 3rd Identity.PB: What sort of pre-production did you do? Did you work off of storyboards, or was it more of an organic process?JW: The director and the writing and producing team pretty much lived at the production office for a month preceding actual shooting. I would go and visit to talk about things. We would plot things out generally or talk about different shot ideas. But on the actual shooting days, pretty organic.We definitely had ideas and notes going into each scene, of course, but I generally would light for areas instead of shots so we could figure out how we wanted to cover it as we rehearsed. We would have quick meetings beginning each day to go over everything, talk about certain shots or story points, then jump in.Image via Ericka Estrella Photography.PB: Can you give a quick rundown of the gear that you used to create the look of the film? (camera/ lenses/lights, etc.)JW: Two RED weapons using the 6k Dragon sensor. Shot everything at 1280 ISO for the most part. Kowa 2x anamorphic lenses: 40,50,75,100. For lighting on the bigger side, we used a few 6k HMIs, a 12k HMI, and a 4k HMI balloon light. We didn’t carry these larger lights with us to every location — only for specific scenes.We probably had a 3-5 ton grip package and would order additional things like lifts or the larger stands when needed. We also used traditional smaller movie fixtures, jokers, kinos, and tungsten lights, and all sorts of “found”-type lighting fixtures in the punk warehouse space, for example.Image via Ericka Estrella Photography.PB: How/why did you decide on the anamorphic lenses you used?JW: Kowa’s are by far the smallest 2x anamorphics made, so that was a big factor. I like to keep it light and tight. Also, in my opinion, they give the most interesting and one of the heaviest looks. Very alive and atmospheric. Modern lenses are fairly boring. This story needed lenses with some grit and soul. Jameson and I are both big anamorphic fans, and it just seemed to make sense aesthetically. We wanted this to be stylized and organic at the same time.Image via Gravitas Ventures.PB: The lighting in the film has a very natural, practically lit feel, yet there is a lot of color and style to the lighting throughout. How did you approach the lighting in the film?JW: A lot of my work wasn’t until we were walking the sets and really getting a feel for the spaces. I’ll go through a few setups:We had a couple days to pre-light the punk warehouse in particular, where the first week of shooting happened. The fun thing about that space was a lot of the scenes there take place at night, so we got to use DIY lighting just like kids in a warehouse would in real life. An old lamp or neon sign, a raw bulb in an old microwave for example, then we would supplement with hidden movie lights. The scene when they walk outside after the punk show for example is lit by an m18 HMI into an overhead ultra bounce for a soft blue ambient glow, then a few warm Home Depot work lights in frame and a couple other small movie lights creating some green. We wanted the color temps to be inconsistent. It was part of making it feel alive and real.Image via 3rd Identity.Hotspots in frame are another thing I like, so seeing all these fixtures play in frame is great — it creates life in the image. For the courtroom scenes, we wanted these to be bright and sunlit, but still contrasty and stylized. I think we secured that location right before we actually shot there, so we couldn’t do a lot of pre-pro, but we made it work, and thank God the weather cooperated.We created the main sunlight beam with a 12k HMI, if I remember correctly. The courtroom was on the second or third floor so the lights had to be on lifts outside the windows. There was also a 6k or 4k HMI outside, and inside was another smaller HMI bounced into an 8x ultra bounce, and then some negative fill we floated around depending on the shot. All the courtroom was shot on remote head jib, for the most part.Key Grip Richard Porter prepping an HMI for the courtroom scene. (Image via Jake Wilganowski.)The bonfire scene we had a 4k HMI balloon light with a double net on it hung from a lift. Then some tungsten fixtures bounced and dimmed around to create the fire glow. The lighting team also rigged all the red lights underneath and on the interior of Ricky’s truck using LED panels and ribbon light. For the main fight scene, we had three 6k HMIs that did the bulk of the lighting. They were parked on lifts or hydraulic stands a good distance away from the action to simulate parking lot lights.Image via Jake Wilganowski.PB: Were there any significant challenges or limitations you encountered during production?JW: Production is hard in general. Lack of sleep is probably the biggest challenge to any long-term production, especially with shooting so many nights. But when you’re making cool stuff as a DP it’s so invigorating, you just kind of go into work robot mode, and it consumes your life. That’s the hardest part: the grind, the flipping of days to nights and back. Keeping up with the real world in the period of production is hard. But you know it’ll be worth it.Image via Ericka Estrella Photography.PB: What did your crew look like? Did you generally keep things pretty small, or take it on a day-by-day basis?JW: For lighting, it would go up and down a bit depending on the days and locations, but we had 3-4 guys in electric and 3-4 in grip, plus the gaffer and key. The camera team was me and another op, a first AC for each of us, one 2nd AC, and a camera PA. It seemed like there were a million other people always around between production design, wardrobe, hair, actors, fight choreographers, extras, safety folks, PAs, etc. But there were some times when we would just go shoot with Dave (who plays Brian), Jameson (director), and me.The scene where he is out skating and stands really close to a train was just me and Dave and Jameson, who was driving us around at night in Amarillo. Dave just did this thing, and I shot it, and that was that. That is part of what’s cool about this movie. There are moments that are small and very documentary-like.We were doing exactly what Brian was doing at some point I’m sure — skating around, waiting for a train to pass at night in downtown Amarillo. Surreal.Image via Gravitas Ventures.PB: The subject matter of the film is very personal and emotional. Was it difficult or intimidating to tell such a heavy story like this?JW: There was definitely a weight involved. The coolest thing about this project was how everyone involved was very respectful about the project and Brian as real person. Literally, from the first day of shooting, there was great morale and energy. We all felt this wasn’t some crappy indie flick. There was something special here.I know the director/writers/producers all were very involved with the family for a long time before and during production, so they felt a special weight to do Brian justice and give more people a chance to know this story. I was there in a very, very small group with Brian’s family when they saw the movie for the first time in a closed theater. That was pretty heavy.Image via Ericka Estrella Photography.PB: Where was the film shot? Did you do any scenes where the events depicted in the film happened?JW: It was shot in Dallas, Amarillo, Fort Worth, Denton, Rockwall, and some other places I’m sure I’m forgetting. Amarillo was for a lot of the skating and exteriors, since that was where the story takes place. And yes, lots of places we were probably walking right where Brian walked or skated or stood or whatever. Just 20 years later.The courthouse exterior you see in the film is in downtown Amarillo and is the real one. The weird thing is that we’d be out shooting scenics in Amarillo and we’d get approached by people who were friends with him back then. One girl owns a tattoo shop now that we were shooting B-roll in front of one night, and she came out and talked with us. This happened a few times. This crime was a national news story the late ’90s — Oprah, 20/20, everything.People there definitely still remember.A Image via Gravitas Ventures.PB: What was post-production like? How did you collaborate with the colorist? Were any LUTs used during production that carried over into post?JW: I used a custom LUT I built for the production, I’d say 80 percent of the final look is what we saw on set. I wasn’t able to attend the color session, but they mostly used the look and doctored it up a bit. The director edited the entire film himself and went through a ton of revisions over the course of a year. There’s probably a solid hour of edited footage cut out of the final film.PB: What has it been like seeing the response to the film so far?JW: Seeing how people are affected after watching it is pretty amazing. It really works. It’s hard to elicit a genuine emotional response from people, and this film does it several times in different ways — from cringes to tears. It just reminds me the power of film: how it can cause people to think about things differently. When you can affect someone’s emotions and appeal to their intellect, that is a very powerful thing.Image via Ericka Estrella Photography.PB: Any advice for someone who is primarily in the lower-budget, commercial/doc space trying to break into narrative filmmaking?JW: It’s a very different way of thinking, and the best advice I can give is to try and make some things however you can. Even if it’s super low budget or with friends — as long as everyone is serious about trying to make something good. There is a switch that happens in my brain when approaching something narrative vs. a commercial. Long-form narrative is so completely different than a commercial in pretty much every way. You are way more into servicing the acting and actors than you are in a commercial. More respectful of the performance and of the moment. You are thinking about pace and sequences and mood and actor emotion so much more than in a commercial.When an intimate or highly emotional scene plays out between two characters over a few minutes, and you are right there next to them experiencing it, too, that’s something different. That’s where you want all your lights and equipment to just get out of the way, and you can just create art in the moment and be there with the actors. That doesn’t really happen in commercials. But basically if you want people to start asking you to shoot narrative work, then you have to shoot some narrative work. Or at least narrative-style work. A lot of the music videos I worked on earlier were narrative-based rather than performance-based, and those were the ones I enjoyed the most. I think every person will have a different path as to how they get to shoot their first legit narrative project, but it’s really about having people trust you to do a good job. You have to become friends with aspiring directors as an aspiring narrative DP.Image via 3rd Identity.PB: What is your main takeaway from the experience of helping to tell this story?JW: It’s spoiled me. I’ve turned down a couple other features because to me, a feature is so hard — you have to be passionate about the story. And the director and producing team. If all three of those things aren’t there, I won’t do it. I think this movie will always have a special place in my heart because it’s nostalgic to me. I was 17 when this happened, and Brian was 19. We both skated and lived in conservative, small Texas towns. I can relate to him, his friends, their lifestyle.What happened that night in Amarillo is a tragedy, and what happened later in the courtroom is an injustice. This film is so relevant right now, it’s astounding. Bomb City for life!Interested in more filmmaking interviews? Check these out.Interview: The Director and The Producer Behind “Man on Fire”Exclusive: Designing Wakanda and the Amazing Sets of Black PantherInterview: How the Editor Behind I, Tonya Recreated HistoryInterview: How This Oscar Nom Edited Downsizing While Directing His First FeatureExclusive Interview: The Secrets Behind RED Sensors and Resolution
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Manuel was apologetic for his spat with LA Tenorio at the 1:25 mark of the third quarter.Receiving a pass from Calvin Abueva down low, the 6-foot-4 bruiser went for an undergoal stab but lost his balance when the Ginebra guard tried to stop his shot from behind. With emotions on a high, Manuel pushed Tenorio as both were restrained by their teammates.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLooking back, Manuel said that he should have known better.“I didn’t know that he was just trying to pick me back up, and I still hit him,” he admitted in Filipino. “Of course, the emotions were so high and we got carried away. He was asking me whyI hit him when he was just trying to get me back up and I felt ashamed of what I did. I would have wanted to apologize but he had already left.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Abueva on much-improved Aces: ‘We buried our losing streak in 2017’ But his brush with Tenorio won’t overshadow his sensational play. He finished with a season-best 18 points, 11 coming in the pivotal third quarter. He also had five rebounds and two assists in Alaska’s 97-83 win.The win was the Aces’ third straight victory, putting them in joint third with TNT with similar 3-2 slates.“We’re always competing in practice. Nothing comes easy and we always give it our all. That’s why we’re bringing our aggression from our practices to the games,” said Manuel, who is finding his way from a calf injury that sidelined him for the better part of last season.“Every team is strong and there are no more easy games. We’re happy with the win, but we need to be focused every game, be aggressive, and do what we’ve been doing over these last three games to our next games,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View comments NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — Back to his hardworking self, Vic Manuel seemingly couldn’t do anything wrong when Alaska played Ginebra on Sunday.But as stellar as he was in the game, the 30-year-old forward still has one thing he wished he didn’t do.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH
Liverpool v Man Utd: Kuyt accused of ‘stabbing Stam in the back’by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool hero Dirk Kuyt is being hammered inside Holland.Dutch pundit Johan Derksen has accused Kuyt of undermining Feyenoord coach Jaap Stam, the former Manchester United defender. Kuyt is the club’s U19 coach.Before going into Sunday’s clash with FC Twente, the heat was being turned up on Stam over Feyenoord’s flagging start to the season. Stam, after two years in charge of Reading, returned to Holland to take charge of PEC Zwolle before being named Feyenoord coach barely a year into the job. But with things going awry at the De Kuip, it’s been claimed Kuyt has been positioning himself to succeed Stam.Former Cambuur star Derksen said on Veronica Inside via Voetbalzone: “I assure you: Dirk Kuyt relentlessly stabs Jaap with a knife in his back so he can become head trainer.”Along with being youth coach, Kuyt also had input on signings at Feyenoord this summer. The former striker, now 39, had six years with Liverpool where he won the League Cup. Derksen continued: “Kuyt is thriving there on the terraces in that Feyenoord suit, and hoping that the camera will be pointed at him.”He has what every trainer suffers from: ‘I can get a lot more out of that group’.”They all make that mistake. Vanity wins him over. He has been acting strangely at Feyenoord for years, but there has never been anyone who has pulled the handbrake.”Feyenoord bounced back on Sunday with a thumping 5-1 win over Twente. The result sees Feyenoord jump up to sixth on the Eredivisie table.- updated September 30 TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool midfielder Wijnaldum reveals Euro16 heartbreakby Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has spoken about the pain of missing Euro 2016 with his country.The Dutch midfielder was not able to play at that tournament, or the 2018 World Cup, as his nation did not qualify.But it appears the Netherlands are ready to end their exile from the major international tournaments with Euro 2020.And Wijnaldum cannot wait to put that old pain to the side and compete on the biggest stage.”It was very painful to miss the last World Cup and European Championship before that,” said Wijnaldum to reporters. “When we were off on holiday in the past summers, it was going through my head the whole time that we should have been there.”That’s why this win is so nice [over Belarus in a Euro 2020 qualifer]. Of course, we are not completely sure of a place in the tournament but we have certainly taken a giant step.”
Leonard Fournette HurtUpdate 2: Fournette apparently took one to the groin during the tackle in question. No fun.Reports are that Fournette, the total package, sat out the last series because he got nailed in the package.— Ron Higgins (@RonHigg) September 26, 2015Update: Fournette has returned to the game. LSU leads 31-17 at the Carrier Dome.Fournette doesn’t look hurt. Looks like he may have just ran out of gas or cramped. HE’s back in there now.— Glenn Guilbeau (@LSUBeatTweet) September 26, 2015Earlier: LSU sophomore running back Leonard Fournette has run for 217 yards and two touchdowns against Syracuse so far Saturday afternoon, but his day may be over a bit early. Early in the fourth quarter, Fournette, after being gang-tackled by a number of Orange defenders, was slow to come off of the field. He’s since been shown wincing in pain on the sideline, though it’s unclear what’s ailing him.How many times did cameras show Fournette grimacing before announcers interrupted lovefest to point out he may be hurt?— Sagar Meghani (@smeghaniAP) September 26, 2015 We’ll keep you updated.
Highlights from the news file for Tuesday, Nov. 21———COST TO FIX PHOENIX TO SKYROCKET, AUDITOR SAYS: The federal government’s chronic salary struggles will take more time and more dollars than the three years and $540 million projected to fix the snafu-stricken Phoenix public service pay system, the auditor general warned Tuesday — an escalating “fiasco” that the governing Liberals laid squarely at the feet of their Conservative predecessors. Auditor Michael Ferguson even went so far as to warn that the government may be “in a similar situation” to Australia, where a comparable problem has already cost more than $1.2 billion over the last eight years and still isn’t completely fixed. Ferguson’s review found that, in all, there were 150,000 employees with pay problems that needed correcting at the start of summer, and a value of over $520 million worth of mistakes. The Liberals will provide a full and detailed cost estimate to fix the system, but not until next May, with plans to finalize by next month a preliminary road map of dozens of projects aimed at fixing Phoenix.———CANADIANS GETTING BAD SERVICE FROM CRA, AUDITOR FINDS: Some taxpayers may be filing tax returns using erroneous information supplied by the Canada Revenue Agency, the federal auditor general warned Tuesday after tabling an audit that found just getting through to the department’s helplines is an even greater challenge than the government lets on. Michael Ferguson’s latest report to Parliament said callers all too often get a busy signal or a message to hang up and try back later when they try to contact the taxman by telephone — and when they do get through, they’re not guaranteed of getting the right answers to their questions. “When we called the call centres of the Canada Revenue Agency and we posed our questions, about 30 per cent of the responses that we got back were not right,” Ferguson told a news conference — a “very concerning” finding that could be causing problems for Canadians who file their own returns. Ferguson couldn’t say how many people might be affected — only that some surely have been.———MUGABE RESIGNS AS ZIMBABWE’S PRESIDENT AFTER 37 YEARS: Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, who once vowed to rule for life, resigned Tuesday, succumbing to a week of overwhelming pressure from the military that put him under house arrest, lawmakers from the ruling party and opposition who started impeachment proceedings and a population that surged into the streets to say 37 years in power was enough. The capital, Harare, erupted in jubilation after news spread that the 93-year-old leader’s resignation letter had been read out by the speaker of parliament, whose members had gathered to impeach Mugabe after he ignored escalating calls to quit since a military takeover. Well into the night, cars honked and people danced and sang in a spectacle of free expression that would have been impossible during his years in power, whose early promise after the end of white minority rule in 1980 was overtaken by economic collapse, government dysfunction and human rights violations. Recently ousted Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa was to take over as the country’s leader within 48 hours so that he can move “with speed to work for the country,” said a ruling party official, Lovemore Matuke.———TRUMP DISCOUNTS ACCUSATIONS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT AGAINST MOORE: U.S. President Donald Trump discounted allegations of sexual assault against Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore and said Tuesday that voters should not support Moore’s “liberal” rival. Trump addressed the swirling controversy surrounding Moore for the first time since top Republican leaders called on Moore to step aside more than a week ago. “We don’t need a liberal person in there,” Trump said of Moore’s rival, Democrat Doug Jones. “We don’t need somebody who’s soft on crime like Jones.” Trump said he will announce next week whether he will campaign on Moore’s behalf. Trump spoke to reporters Tuesday at the White House before leaving for a Thanksgiving break at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Six women have accused the Republican Moore of pursuing romantic relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was an assistant district attorney in his 30s. Two have accused him of assault or molestation. Moore has denied the allegations. Trump dismissed questions from reporters about him backing a man accused of sexual assault over a man who is a Democrat. He pointed to Moore’s assertion that the candidate did nothing wrong. He also noted that the allegations came from behaviour alleged to have happened decades ago.———ROUND OF NAFTA TALKS END WITH DEADLOCK ON HARD ISSUES: A round of NAFTA talks concludes Tuesday with all key issues still deadlocked. Sources say the negotiators made progress on a variety of technical files, nearly concluding some less-controversial chapters like digital trade. But on hot-button files like autos, dairy and dispute resolution, they cite no real progress. Different sources from the host country, Mexico, say their negotiators have been aligned with Canada on most of these controversial files; they spent this week-long round delivering presentations explaining how various U.S. positions will hurt all three countries. The Mexicans especially played hardball on the issue of Buy American: they warned that if the U.S. insists on ramping up protectionism in public procurement, they could do the same and the net result would be more painful for the U.S. The Mexico City round ends with uncertainty on multiple fronts, including: whether President Donald Trump will try pulling out of NAFTA and what will happen if a deal isn’t done by the end of the current schedule of talks ending in March.———FEDS RELEASE SUITE OF CANNABIS REGULATIONS: Health Canada has unveiled a consultation paper with a suite of proposed cannabis regulations, including mandatory warnings on all products, similar to those on tobacco. The regulations released Tuesday are now up for public consultation for the next 60 days. They include a proposal for the development of health warning messages for areas including the risks associated with cannabis use during pregnancy, the dangers of impaired driving and dangers of combining cannabis with other substances, including alcohol. Health Canada says the purpose of the consultation paper is to solicit feedback. Earlier Tuesday, Statistics Canada said it plans to start measuring the economic and social impacts of recreational pot — even before Canada legalizes it. The statistical agency says it wants to gradually develop capabilities to capture and report information on non-medical cannabis prior to its legalization.———INQUIRY TOLD INDIGENOUS FAMILIES CONTINUALLY RETRAUMATIZED: The aunt of an Indigenous woman who was found dead at the bottom of a hotel laundry chute says families shouldn’t have to continually go before the media to be heard. Delores Stevenson testified about the death of her niece, Nadine Machiskinic, at the national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women in Saskatoon. Stevenson said families are being repeatedly traumatized as they push for accountability in the justice system. The coroner ruled Machiskinic’s death in January 2015 was accidental, but the jury at a coroner’s inquest said it could not determine the cause of her death. Stevenson told the inquiry that she approached the coroner’s office many times and that it has been a nightmare trying to get answers for the last 2 1/2 years. Machiskinic’s family questioned how she fit through the opening of the laundry chute, which was only 53 centimetres wide, and why it took police 60 hours to begin investigating. Stevenson has said it was presumed that Machiskinic walked into the laundry room and passed out or overdosed.———LAURIER APOLOGIZES TO TEACHING ASSISTANT: An Ontario university is apologizing to a teaching assistant after her superiors criticized her for airing a clip of a debate on gender-neutral pronouns. Lindsay Shepherd, a teaching assistant at Wilfrid Laurier University, played a clip from TVO’s current affairs program “The Agenda” featuring a debate involving outspoken University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson, who has refused to use gender pronouns other than he and she. Shepherd says she played the clip to two communications tutorials in a bid to demonstrate that grammatical constructs such as gender-specific pronouns can have unexpected impacts on society. After a student complaint, Shepherd said her superiors criticized her for failing to condemn Peterson’s views, noting that they told her a neutral approach was akin to remaining neutral on the views of Adolf Hitler. Laurier President Deborah MacLatchy has issued a statement saying she heard recordings of the meeting between Shepherd and her bosses and says the meeting does not reflect the university’s values. Shepherd’s immediate supervisor also issued an open letter apologizing to her, saying she was right to encourage discussion of opposing views but emphasizing the need to put controversial topics in context.———RBC JOINS RANKS OF BANKS DEEMED TOO BIG TO FAIL: The Royal Bank of Canada is the first Canadian lender to be added to the Financial Stability Board’s list of global systemically important banks, which are deemed too big to fail. The FSB, which co-ordinates the work of national financial authorities and international standard-setting bodies, added RBC as it removed French bank Groupe BPCE, keeping the total number of institutions on the list at 30. “This designation reflects the size and scale of RBC’s global operations,” RBC said in a statement Tuesday. Banks that receive this global systematically important banks (G-SIBs) designation face increased regulatory expectations designed to reduce the likelihood of a failure, and the ripple effects on the global economy. That includes a higher capital buffer and higher supervisory expectations. RBC, which is Canada’s largest bank by market capitalization, says it was ranked in the lowest G-SIB capital surcharge bucket and that it already meets the requirement of a one per cent capital buffer. The bank “does not expect any impact to its capital position with this designation,” RBC added.———SINGER MICHAEL BUBLE HOSTING 2018 JUNO AWARDS: Canadian singer Michael Buble will be the host the 2018 Juno Awards. Buble had been tapped to host the music awards show last year before he bowed out when his son Noah was diagnosed with cancer. The native of Burnaby, B.C., announced earlier this month that he was getting back to work next year. Bryan Adams and Russell Peters hosted last year’s Junos in Ottawa. The 2018 Juno Awards will be staged at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on March 25. This is the fourth time Vancouver has played host to the awards ceremony, which celebrates achievement in Canadian music. The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced earlier this year it is reinstating the comedy album of the year category after a 33-year hiatus.———
The show put on by the WWE for Monday Night Raw in Nationwide Arena can be a tough act to follow.But with the faint smell of pyrotechnic smoke and testosterone wafting through the air, Columbus Blue Jackets fans were treated to a 3-2 victory over their rivals, the Nashville Predators.Defying expectations, Columbus coach Ken Hitchcock went back to struggling goaltender Steve Mason in net against the Predators. After Mason gave up a soft goal to the Minnesota Wild in the Jackets’ last game, a 4-2 loss, Hitchcock was widely expected to give Mathieu Garon the start.“It’s my decision. I like the way he reacted after the third goal,” Hitchcock said. “It was a bad goal and he knows it. We can keep bailing on people or ride it out.”Mason, playing in his 100th career NHL game, justified his coach’s confidence with 29 saves.The game opened as so many others have this season for the Jackets: With Columbus trying to find new and unusual ways to shoot themselves in the foot.In the early minutes of the first period, Blue Jackets’ defenseman Jan Hejda passed the puck to line mate Mike Commodore; a nice thought. The only problem was that Commodore was no longer in possession of his hockey stick.Commodore gamely tried to pass the puck soccer-style to a teammate with his skate, but the end result was a turnover deep in the Blue Jackets’ own zone.In spite of the early miscues, Columbus fought the Predators to a draw in the first period. It was a victory of sorts for the struggling Jackets, who had given up a goal in the first four minutes of play in each of the last seven games. Mason had seven saves in the period.The second stanza saw a boost in the action.After Columbus forward Chris Clark drew a hooking penalty in the early minutes of the period, Mason was forced to make several spectacular saves during the ensuing Predator power play. One saw him dropping into the butterfly position as he made a glove save on a Nashville laser shot.Center Derick Brassard broke the scoring deadlock at the 16:10 mark of the second period.Columbus defenseman Milan Jurcina fired a slap shot from just inside the blue line in the Predator’s zone. The puck was re-directed by Brassard from the middle of traffic in front of the net and slid through the five-hole of Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne. OSU product R.J. Umberger also assisted on the play.“I parked myself in front of the net,” Brassard said of the goal. “You get yourself there and good things can happen.”Columbus continued the scoring in the third.Following a hooking penalty on Nashville captain Jason Arnott, Jackets’ left-wing Kristian Huselius cashed in on the power play opportunity with his 16th goal of the season.The goal came on a special teams’ play that would have pleased Hickory coach Norman Dale, of the Hoosiers movie fame.While set up in their power play, Columbus made five crisp passes between each Jacket player on the ice, before Huselius took the shot and put the puck in the net. Thirty-nine seconds later, Fredrik Modin extended the Blue Jackets’ lead to three, as Rinne lay helplessly on his back after a collision in front of the net.The Predators bravely hung in, converting on two scoring chances as the third period winded down.First Martin Erat beat Mason high and left with a wrist shot, and then Patric Hornquist drew Nashville to within one with a rebound goal.The Jackets’ faithful began to get a little restless. They had seen this scenario before.But Mason was up to the challenge as he withstood the onslaught of Predator shots to make the lead stand up and deliver the victory for Columbus.Hitchcock was effusive in his praise of his goalie following the game.“Our goalie was the best player on the ice and we needed him today,” Hitchcock said. “He can win games by himself.”The Jackets’ coach confirmed that Mason will get the start again against the Los Angeles Kings Thursday night. With the Kings bringing a 4-1 record in their last five games, they’re sure to need another stellar game from him.