Odds & Ends: Kyra Sedgwick Set for Rabbit & More

first_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 19, 2016 Kyra Sedgwick (Photo: Bruce Glikas) White Rabbit Red Rabbitcenter_img Related Shows Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Kyra Sedgwick Set for RabbitA switcheroo has gone on at the starry White Rabbit Red Rabbit off-Broadway. Due to a, you guessed it, “scheduling conflict,” Tony winner Alan Cumming will now appear on June 6, rather than the previously announced date of April 25; Emmy winner Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) will replace him. The New York premiere of Nassim Soleimanpour’s solo show, which involves a different actor every performance seeing the script for the first time just before they go on stage, is playing Monday nights at the Westside Theatre.Keke Palmer Inks Book DealStage and screen star Keke Palmer (Cinderella, Grease Live!) can now add author to her resume! The Broadway alum will pen a self-help guide and inspirational memoir for publisher North Star Way, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. “I want to be a part of my generation in a way where I am constantly reminding them of how possible it is to live our dreams,” Palmer told The Hollywood Reporter. “It doesn’t mean that you have to be born with a charmed life, it means that it’s what YOU make of it.” The book is scheduled for publication in October.Melissa Errico to Lead The Gold RoomTony nominee Melissa Errico (Amour) and Jamie Muscato (Bend It Like Beckham) will star in a workshop of The Gold Room in London this April. Featuring original music by Michael Feinstein, along with book and lyrics by Warner Brown, the new tuner explores a night behind closed doors in the life of Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton. Jeremy Sams will direct.Kelli O’Hara & SJP Team UpIt must be Tony time, another benefit has appeared on our radar! Kelli O’Hara, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bill Irwin, Mark Linn-Baker, Tiler Peck and more will join the festivities at the New 42nd Street’s 25th annual gala. Taking place at the New Victory Theater on April 11, the evening is set to honor Douglas Durst, Bruce C. Ratner, Daniel R. Tishman, Mortimer B. Zuckerman and Cora Cahan. Proceeds go to the New Victory’s artistic and education programs.P.S. And in today’s #Ham4Ham, Hamilton’s King George Jonathan Groff has a little morning pillow talk with his BFF Lea Michele. Check it out below!last_img read more

Improved Dzeko impresses Pellegrini

first_img Nine of that tally came in City’s last 12 games and proved vital to their Barclays Premier League title success but Pellegrini is just as impressed by his developing all-round game. The Chilean said: “Edin has convinced himself that he can’t wait as a striker just to score one goal. “He has to play for 95 minutes every game, not always scoring but working for the team and making the movements. “I think he is one of the players who has improved most in his attitude in the game.” Dzeko, a £27million signing from Wolfsburg in 2011, underlined his value with a superb backheeled assist for David Silva’s opener in last weekend’s 2-0 win at Newcastle. News of Dzeko’s new deal came after Vincent Kompany, David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Samir Nasri and Aleksandar Kolarov agreed fresh contracts earlier in the summer. Pellegrini said: “I was very pleased because I think that Edin is a very important player for our squad. He is playing very well and so he deserved to renew his contract with the club.” Another striker hoping to catch the eye this term is Stevan Jovetic, whose first season after a £22million move from Fiorentina was marred by injury and illness. Press Association Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has hailed the improvement in striker Edin Dzeko during his time in charge. The 24-year-old Montenegro international is now fully fit and, after shining in pre-season, started the season-opener at St James’ Park. With last season’s top scorer Aguero still not match-fit and Alvaro Negredo out injured, Jovetic is likely to continue for Monday’s visit of Liverpool. Pellegrini said: “I think Stevan is playing very well. He is in a very good moment with us and I hope he will continue in the same way because he is a very important and very good player for us. “He is a very good finisher and we will see the real Stevan Jovetic this season.” Bosnia international Dzeko has enjoyed a new lease of life since Pellegrini arrived at the Etihad Stadium and was this week rewarded with a new four-year contract. Dzeko appeared to fall out of favour under previous manager Roberto Mancini but last season repaid Pellegrini’s faith by scoring 26 goals. last_img read more

Arsene Wenger: The Brilliant Revolutionary Takes a Bow Â

first_imgArsenal fans soon changed the famous placard- ‘In Arsene we Trust’ to ‘Every Good Story has an End’ after Arsene Wenger’s 14 years was without a Premier League title, but his success and impact on English football however still made him one of the sport’s most significant personalities of the modern eraT he Arsene Wenger era – a story that started at Ewood Park against Blackburn Rovers on October 12, 1996,  is finally over after his decision to step down as Arsenal manager.Wenger’s name is synonymous with Arsenal after winning three Premier Leagues, a record seven FA Cups and six Charity/Community Shields, as well as overseeing the move from Highbury to Emirates Stadium in 2006, an arena that will stand as a monument to his achievements.The 68-year-old Frenchman, who won the league and FA Cup double in 1998 and 2002, has become an increasingly divisive figure among Arsenal fans, as the club have gone 14 years without a Premier League title, but his success and impact on English football has made him one of the sport’s most significant personalities of the modern era.Wenger signed a new two-year contract after beating Chelsea to win the FA Cup in 2017, but dismal league form – Arsenal are 14 points off a top-four place and have no away wins in 2018 – added to increasing fan discontent and declining attendances, making his departure inevitable.Wenger stuck to his principles even in the face of mounting criticism. But, ultimately, was he the manager who changed everything in English football and then paid the price for not changing himself?‘Arsene who?’ The French revolutionary“Arsene Who?” was one infamous headline that greeted Wenger’s arrival on his appointment after a 19-month spell at Nagoya Grampus Eight in Japan, having previously won Ligue 1 in France with a Monaco side boasting England international Glenn Hoddle.Arsenal season ticket holder and shareholder Darren Epstein, one of the most respected fan voices on Twitter with a following of 127,000, recalls: “Like most fans I’d never heard of him.“We didn’t have 24-hour news, live games from around Europe and, given that he was in Japan at the time, his profile was very low.”It soon became clear, however, that English football was witnessing the arrival of the man who would change the landscape forever with his approach to tactics, diet – instantly banning chocolate as a pre-match snack – and the culture of professional players.Former defender Martin Keown, who was in Wenger’s first Arsenal line-up, told BBC Sport: “My first thought on Arsene was: ‘Do nice guys win things?’“He would shake my hand three times in the morning.There was genuine warmth.”Daily Mirror chief football writer John Cross, author of Arsene Wenger: The Inside Story Of Arsenal Under Wenger, first covered the club for the Islington Gazette and has reported on his reign through 21 years as a national reporter.He said: “My reaction was like everyone else. It felt like Arsenal were taking a huge gamble in an era when foreign managers were almost unheard of. Let’s not forget he was the first foreign manager to win the Premier League.”Wenger, having replaced Bruce Rioch, would provide the answer to the doubters in the months ahead as he moulded the modern Arsenal on to the platform left behind by their former title-winning boss George Graham.The revolution was swiftly into full swing with scientific methods that would shape the Gunners’ success, starting with a Premier League title and FA Cup triumph in his first full season.Keown, who made 449 appearances for Arsenal, said: “Looking back, it was a good marriage of old and new. He thought I could play and would say, ‘Martin, you can pass the ball’, after I was told it was an area I was not great at.“The training sessions were different every day, always variation. We worked on clipping balls into players, movement, running off the ball. We did it without opposition – we used mannequins.“We’d never seen a mannequin before – most of the lads probably thought it was a brand of cigar.”Wenger made his changes, if not by stealth, then in a manner acceptable to players at a club with a well-known and publicised drinking culture.“Arsene came in at a time when players were ready to change,” said Keown, who had two spells at the club.“Arsene was clever in that he didn’t tell us to do things. He would bring in professionals to spread his message, otherwise it might have been like a child saying: ‘Oh, Dad, I’m fed up listening to you.’“He delegated well. There were lots of different messages from different professionals. There was a sports scientist talking about stretching, conditioning and training; a dietician doing blood tests; a doctor talking about the importance of vitamin C, iron and B12.“There were slogans like ‘chew to win’ and ‘sip to win’. We took the mick – but more significantly we took it on board.”“Arsene Who?” was putting Arsenal’s foundations in place and blazing a trail for foreign managers.Only two, Osvaldo Ardiles and Ruud Gullit, had worked in the Premier League before him – and he was to set the pace, template and trend for others.From Christian Gross arriving at Spurs in 1997 to Javi Gracia at Watford this season there have been 54 foreign coaches to manage at least one game in the Premier League since Wenger was appointed at Arsenal.Wenger will be remembered as the manager who opened the doors. Wenger’s glory years – the great alchemistWenger brought a golden age to Arsenal between 1998 and 2004, the early months of the 1996-97 season almost being used as a fact-finding mission for the era that culminated in “The Invincibles” going a 38-game Premier League season unbeaten to win the title 14 years ago.In the 30 league games of his first season, Wenger’s win ratio was only 46.7% – but 12 months later it had been transformed to a title-winning 60.5% as he proved himself to be the master of innovation, tactical mastery and alchemy.Wenger welded the steel of the Graham era, with the famous defence containing goalkeeper David Seaman, Keown, Tony Adams, Steve Bould, Lee Dixon and Nigel Winterburn on to new, emerging, world-class purchases.Midfielders Patrick Vieira and Emmanuel Petit were brought in, plus attacking talents Thierry Henry, Marc Overmars, Robert Pires and Nicolas Anelka – a 17-year-old signed from Paris St-Germain for £500,000 in February 1997 and sold to Real Madrid in the summer of 1999 for £22.3m.And he was, of course, bequeathed one of the greatest jewels of all in Dennis Bergkamp, who was signed by Rioch.“Arsene signed great players and then made them greater, which brought us that period of success,” added Keown. “Bruce Rioch thought that famous defence was finished, but they weren’t. We understood everyone else’s role and Arsene was clever enough to realise that element of management was being done for him on the pitch.“He will be seen as a great visionary and that was just a wonderful period when we were all part of a beautiful transformation.”Trophies were gathered ruthlessly but stylishly. Three league titles, including those domestic doubles in 1998 and 2002 and the start of that collection of seven FA Cups.Wenger’s initial win ratio started to rise, reaching a pinnacle of 68.4% in the title-winning seasons of 2001-02 and 2003-04.Epstein revelled in the joy of being an Arsenal supporter, enthralled by what Wenger produced, saying: “He mixed old Arsenal, tradition with a new way.“Despite popular belief, Arsenal were not boring under George Graham – but the difference was if we scored our defence would shut out the opposition, so that is initially what Arsene Wenger mixed.“It meant we had a core of players fans could relate to but who stayed in the team because they deserved to. He also brought teams together that were unbelievable to watch. We played Middlesbrough, Blackburn and Portsmouth, to name a few, whose fans applauded us off.”It was a potent mixture of new silk and old steel. Wenger had the materials when he arrived but his revolutionary approach, his ability to take the best of the old and blend it with his modern approach, turned it into a silver-lined Arsenal era.And what was this side like to face?Phil Neville was at the heart of some of the greatest physical, mental, tactical and technical battles amid the great rivalry between Manchester United and Arsenal.Recalling those encounters between Sir Alex Ferguson’s side and the one managed by his greatest threat, Wenger, the former United player told BBC Sport: “His teams were horrible to play against, absolutely horrible. And make no mistake that is praise not a criticism.“They were tough but technically superb. He inherited a dressing room with great characters who could all play and then signed more – and sometimes you need the characters more than talent.“He moulded them into even better characters and, more importantly, even better footballers. All of a sudden, the type of football they were playing was a mix between power, speed and subtlety.“My best memory of my career was the battles I had with Arsenal. They were so good we had to play differently against them. We had to change our tactics. We had to be aggressive on and off the ball. We had to disrupt the rhythm of Arsenal because if you let them get into a rhythm they were unstoppable. There were times when they did and they beat us easily.“They were Premier League games that were on a different level to any other Premier League game I’ve ever played in. These games were, in terms of level of quality, almost like a Champions League game – with that real eyeballs-out concentration.”It was an era with its lows, such as losing the 2000 Uefa Cup final on penalties to Galatasaray of Turkey after a goalless draw and the 2001 FA Cup final defeat by Liverpool – but few could have imagined the day of “The Invincibles” marked the beginning of the end of the glory years.The long road to declineWhen the 41-year-old Jose Mourinho swept into Stamford Bridge on 2 June 2004 and christened himself “The Special One”, it would have been hard to imagine his new rival Wenger would never win another Premier League.So was the arrival of the brash, outspoken, confrontational Mourinho – fresh from winning the Champions League with Porto – the day the success died for Wenger?Wenger, who was able to cope with the rivalry with Manchester United counterpart Ferguson, was suddenly trapped in a toxic relationship with a manager who got under his skin – and more significantly was in charge of a successful team that got the better of Arsenal.Wenger did not manage a league win in 12 meetings with Mourinho until Arsenal defeated Manchester United last May. When it counted, he did not come out on top.Wenger’s overall win ratio remained high – but Mourinho’s was better. The 2004-05 season was a perfect example. Arsenal delivered a 65.8% rate, only to be outdone by Chelsea’s remarkable 76.3% record as the title returned to Stamford Bridge for the first time in 50 years.The Frenchman could never reclaim the title he won regularly, taunted by Mourinho as a “voyeur” when it came to Chelsea’s successes and, most damningly, “a specialist in failure”.So was Mourinho the man who started the downfall that led to an increasingly outdated and outflanked Wenger?Wenger’s refusal to depart from his trusted methods saw him left behind, a decline underlined by the new Premier League breed of not just Mourinho – who returned after successes at Inter Milan and Real Madrid to win the title once more at Chelsea in 2015 – but coaches like Chelsea title-winner Antonio Conte, Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp, Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino and, of course, Pep Guardiola as he brought his purist, modern modus operandi to Manchester City.As Arsenal were outclassed in the 2018 Carabao Cup final by Guardiola’s City, the contrast in the technical areas was stark.Guardiola was the symbol of modernism, while Wenger looked tired and struggling for new inspiration.Brutally and ruthlessly, Guardiola looked like the man Wenger used to be.“Historically, people will look back on Jose coming in. Football moves very quickly,” said former Chelsea winger and BBC Sport analyst Pat Nevin.“The pace of change, particularly tactically, has been extraordinary over the past 10 or 15 years, arguably more than ever before.“It has adapted and changed, and people have adapted and changed with it. The thing about Arsene is that he has not really – so Jose Mourinho is a good point at which to start.“And when you have a new group like Conte, Guardiola and Klopp all arriving at the same time, as they did and with Pochettino putting his stamp on Spurs, it accentuates that and makes it more obvious. We can all see it. When Jose comes in, you think that’s a quantum leap. Arsene didn’t adapt to that level.” So was Wenger guilty of presiding over what ended as a damaging period of stagnation?“He did change everything and then stuck to his guns – but one man’s sticking to his guns is another man’s belligerence and unwillingness to change,” added Nevin.“They are both the same thing, just a different viewpoint on it. When you’re successful, it looks like the former. When you’re not, it’s the latter.“The question is whether he should have maybe left last year. If he wins the Europa League he has done the right thing in staying, but if he doesn’t, even losing in the final, then people will say he didn’t.”The once-visionary Wenger has maintained his fire still burns.But in his latter days the fires seemed to burn more fiercely in others – including Conte, in his first season at Chelsea at least, Klopp as he reinvigorates Liverpool, his rival Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs (although Wenger can point to greater recent successes in terms of trophies) and Guardiola.Wenger may not have lost his desire but was he the innovator and master of adaptation who eventually failed to adapt?Cross defends Wenger fiercely on this criticism.He said: “Along comes a new style with Klopp’s pressing, Conte’s wing-backs and defending. Do you honestly think that if we can see the difference, Arsene Wenger can’t? Some experts drive me mad ridiculing him, believing they know more. I actually applaud him for sticking to his principles.”– Culled from BBC SportsShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Allidi & Calcutt sparkle at the Bay

first_imgPSC Golf from The Growling SwanMonday, August 5, Mountain Shadow – StablefordAfter a late withdrawal due to sickness we ended up with a small field of thirteen golfers ready to tackle one of our favourites, Mountain Shadow.  We assembled at the Growling Swan and handed out a very hearty welcome back to Eric “Judge” Black from Geelong in Victoria and newcomer Tioziano Dal Pastro (what a great name) from Italy.  After the usual 45 minute drive we arrived at the course where there was some activity but not too much.  Upon arriving at the first tee we found four Thai golfers chatting away merrily but after a subtle “prompt” from yours truly they finally teed off, from the black tees mind you!  After observing their drives it was apparent that these guys could play, in fact the starter mentioned to me that one of them was actually a professional golfer so we were fairly sure there would be no hold ups for us and that was indeed the case.Mike Allidi, Vince Romero & Russell Calcutt. We managed to get our first three-ball out 15 minutes ahead of schedule at 9.45 am and proceeded in perfect weather conditions with a slight cooling breeze.  We played off the blue tees for a change as there were no “Growling Swan Delinquents” with us on the day and as expected this did keep the scores a bit lower on the day.The golf course was in super “nick” with the lush fairways and firm & true greens although someone did remark that some of the pin positions could have been the result of the head greenkeeper having an argument with his “missus” early that morning, the result being many three-putts (at least four from me).It was a quick and enjoyable round of golf with the company also being great and we completed the round in three hours & forty seven minutes.  With the smaller field we had just the one grade with four places and also rewards for nearest the pin on the four par threes.Sal Brizzi & Tioziano Dal Pastro.Sal Brizzi was the winner on the day with a steady 36 points, just 1 point ahead of second place-getter Mike Allidi.  In third place came your writer, Peter “Blacky” Blackburn with 33 points and Takeshi Hakozaki was fourth on 31 points.1st Sal Brizzi (7) 36pts2nd Mike Allidi (2) 35pts3rd Peter Blackburn (11) 33pts4th Takeshi Hakozaki (11) 31ptsNear Pins:  5th – Peter Blackburn, 8th – Kevin Waycott, 15th – Mike Allidi, 17th – Sal BrizziThe Growling Swan NAGA Award, (awarded to the golfer who has the worst score on the day and discreetly their score is not made public) was well won by newcomer Tioziano Dal Pastro who immediately donned the cap and wore it with pride for a short while.Thursday, August 8, Crystal Bay A & B  – StablefordThey came out of the woodwork for this one as after a late withdrawal we had a great low season number of 33 golfers ready to take the journey to the ever popular Crystal Bay Golf Course.The weather was great as we assembled at The Growling Swan and we were happy to hand out welcomes to Bill Hewitt and his lady Samorn Tanamsri, Gerd Riedler, Peter Rooke & Alex Field – all from Pattaya.  It was also good to have with us once more Paul Sharples from Oman.Departing the GS a couple of minutes earlier than our scheduled 8.30 departing time we headed north up Sukhumvit and after a good run arrived at Crystal Bay 44 minutes later to find the golf course practically deserted.  Naturally we were invited to tee off as soon as we were ready and after a brief preparation our first four-ball set off on A1 10 minutes ahead of schedule at 9.50 am.As mentioned earlier the weather was excellent and there was a fairly stiff breeze to cool things down a touch but also make the golf a bit tricky at times.  The golf course was in excellent condition with well maintained fairways and greens, which at times were quite quick and posed a few problems for some but all in all the course was presented beautifully.With no-one ahead of us we maintained a steady pace and managed to complete our full round in four hours & fifteen minutes after enjoying the quality company and the very good golf course.We had 2 Grades – A Grade for handicaps 0 to 22 and B Grade for handicaps 23 & over with 6 places in each grade.  There were also rewards for nearest the pins on the four par threes and longest first putts on the 9th & 18th greens.With a gross score of 69, which equated to 41 stableford points, it was once again Mike Allidi who showed his class and won the A Grade section.  Two golfers were tied on 39 points so a count back was necessary for second & third places and it was Gerd Riedler (22 point back nine) who just pipped Stu “Heineken” Rifkin (21 point back nine.  In fourth place came Paul Sharples with 36 points and another count back was required to determine fifth & sixth places with Alain “Inspector Clouseau” Taddei (17 point back nine, 11 points on the last 6 holes and 6 points on the last 3 holes) prevailing ahead of Peter “Blacky” Blackburn (17 point back nine, 11 points on the last 6 holes and 4 points on the last 3 holes) with both having 35 points.Russell Calcutt was victorious in the B Grade with 40 points and last start NAGA winner Tiziano Dal Pastro finished in second place with 38 points and Shane “Jockey” Young was third with 37 points.  In fourth place on a count back with 35 points was Alex Field (18 point back nine, 12 points on the last 6 holes and 6 points on the last 3 holes) with regular NAGA winner Nolan Wise (18 point back nine, 12 points on the last 6 holes and 4 points on the last 3 holes) finishing fifth.  Yet another count back was needed to decide sixth place with 2 on 34 points and it was Fred Dinely (15 point back nine) who shaded Mark Stapleton (13 point back nine).A Flight (0-22)1st Mike Allidi (2) 41pts2nd Gerd Riedler (6) 39pts3rd Stu Rifkin (15) 39pts4th Paul Sharples (10) 36pts5th Alain Taddei (17) 35pts6th Peter Blackburn (11) 35ptsB Flight (23+)1st Russell Calcutt (36) 40pts2nd Tiziano Dal Pastro (25) 38pts3rd Shane Young (30) 37pts4th Alex Field (27) 35pts5th Nolan Wise (36) 35pts6th Fred Dineley (26) 34ptsNear Pins: A5 – Ken Hole, A8 – Peter Rooke, B4 – Paul Moloney, B6 – Mike AllidiLong Putts: A9 – Andrew Allen, B9 – Alain TaddeiThe Growling Swan NAGA Award was won by good sport Vince Romero and he accepted and wore the award with pride for a long time back at the bar.  Toddy then read out the fines, of which there were many and then Max was kind enough to parade Deefa the Dog and of course collected many donations for the needy in Pattaya from our generous Growling Swan Golfers.Note:  Growling Swan Golf welcomes golfers of any persuasion – low & high handicappers alike, female golfers and beginners.  We generally play Mondays & Thursdays, meeting at The Growling Swan (formerly The Bunker Bar) in Soi Chaiyapoon at 8.00 am with transport departing at 8.30 am.  For bookings or more information please contact Peter on 0806 351 386 or email to  petermalcolmblackburn @gmail.com.We also play bowls out of the Growling Swan every Wednesday and Sunday.  Sunday is Lawn Bowls and Wednesday is Indoor Bowls.  All are welcome and for anyone that is interested the transport leaves The Growling Swan at 10.00am on each of those mornings.  For more information please contact Paul Rennison on 0843 454 005.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Mount Sentinel Sr. Girl’s Volleyball

first_imgThe Mount Sentinel Wildcats look to play their best volleyball of the season as the South Slocan school hosts the BC High School A Girl’s Championships through Saturday at the Selkirk College gymnasium in Castlegar.The Wildcats are seeded eighth entering the 16-team tournament, but have few of key players returning to action this weekend.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the Cats as Team of the Week. The team includes, Leanne Kabatoff, Maya Mierau, Samantha Shkuratoff, Lauren Spurge, Simone Chernoff, Victoria Peebles, Teya Makortoff, Kalina Spurge and coach Joe Moreira.last_img

HSU softball signs four

first_imgFour recruits from across California have signed letters of intent and will take the field with the Humboldt State softball team in 2020. The 2019 class includes Taylor Culp (Chico, Calif.), Shania Evans (Ceres, Calif.), Chloe Koll (Pine Grove, Calif.) and Isabell Starr (Tracy, Calif.).“We are very pleased with our 2019 recruiting class,” Humboldt head coach Shelli Sarchett said. “We were able to fill some spots that will be open when we graduate our strong senior class, with athletic and …last_img

Wheat management for 2017

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Wheat helps reduce problems associated with the continuous planting of soybean and corn and provides an ideal time to apply fertilizer in July/August after harvest. With soybean harvest around the corner, we would like to remind farmers of a few management decisions that are important for a successful crop.1.) Optimum seeding rates are between 1.2 and 1.6 million seeds per acre. For drills with 7.5-inch row spacing this is about 18 to 24 seeds per foot of row with normal sized seed. When wheat is planted on time, actual seeding rate has little effect on yield, but high seeding rates (above 30 seeds per foot of row) increase lodging and the risk of severe powdery mildew development next spring.2.) Select high-yielding varieties with high test weight, good straw strength, and adequate disease resistance. Do not jeopardize your investment by planting anything but the best yielding varieties that also have resistance to the important diseases in your area. Depending on your area of the state, you may need good resistance to powdery mildew, Stagonospora leaf blotch, and/or leaf rust. Avoid varieties with susceptibility to Fusarium head scab. Plant seed that has been properly cleaned to remove shriveled kernels and treated with a fungicide seed treatment to control seed-borne diseases. The 2017 Ohio Wheat Performance Test results can be found at: http://oardc.osu.edu/wheattrials/3.) Plant after the Hessian Fly Safe Date for your county. This date varies between September 22 for northern counties and October 5 for southern-most counties. Planting before the Fly Safe Date, increases the risk of insect and diseases problems including Hessian Fly and aphids carrying Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus. The best time to plant is within 10 days after the Fly Safe Date (click here for fly safe map). Fall wheat growth is reduced when planting is delayed resulting in reduced winter hardiness.4.) Planting depth is critical for tiller development and winter survival. Plant seed 1.5 inches deep and make sure planting depth is uniform across the field. No-till wheat into soybean stubble is ideal, but make sure the soybean residue is uniformly spread over the surface of the ground. Shallow planting is the main cause of low tiller numbers and poor over-winter survival due to heaving and freezing injury. Remember, you cannot compensate for a poor planting job by planting more seeds; it just costs more money.5.) Apply 20 to 30 lb of actual nitrogen per acre at planting to promote fall tiller development. A soil test should be completed to determine phosphorus and potassium needs. Wheat requires more phosphorus than corn or soybean, and soil test levels should be maintained between 25-40 ppm for optimum production. If the soil test indicates less than 25 ppm, then apply 80 to 100 pounds of P2O5 at planting, depending on yield potential. Do not add any phosphorus if soil test levels are higher than 50 ppm. Soil potassium should be maintained at levels of 100, 120, and 140 ppm for soils with cation exchange capacities of 10, 20, or 30 meq, respectively. If potassium levels are low, apply 100-200 pounds of K2O at planting, depending on soil CEC and yield potential. In Ohio, limed soils usually have adequate calcium, magnesium, and sulfur for wheat. Soil pH should be between 6.3 and 7.0. The key to a successful wheat crop is adequate and timely management.last_img read more

ONE: Gina Iniong confident she has edge in striking vs Malaysian rising star Jihin Radzuan

first_imgOil plant explodes in Pampanga town “Jihin’s weakness is her striking,” said Iniong, a six-time Philippine Wushu Champion.READ: Team Lakay’s Gina Iniong determined to get back into ONE title contentionFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“My game plan in our bout is, if we end up striking, we will strike with each other. If we end up on the ground, I will also play on the ground.”Jihin, who is undefeated in four fights, is eager to disprove Ininong’s observation. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations LATEST STORIES She may be facing a fellow wushu champion, but Team Lakay bet Gina Iniong is confident she still has the upper hand against Jihin Radzuan in their ONE women’s atomweight bout on Saturday in Bangkok.Expecting a striking battle against the Malaysian rising star in ONE: Clash of Legends, Iniong believes she has the edge in that department.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrantscenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Undas tradition: 2 mom’s crusade against trash at cemeteries PLAY LIST 01:44Undas tradition: 2 mom’s crusade against trash at cemeteries01:29Attacks vs UP Visayas students a ‘natural reaction’ from Duterte supporters – Palace02:34Robredo calls for scrapping of ‘Oplan Tokhang’02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “Gina might be saying that based on my previous matches where I did not perform well from my striking, but people close to me know I’ve been active in kickboxing, Muay Thai, and boxing,” Jihin, an accomplished wushu practictioner, said.READ: ONE: Gina Iniong bounces back, outwits Taiwanese foe“If she chooses to stand and take me on, I’ve got no problem.”Iniong, though, no doubt has a more extensive resume that includes fights against top names in her division.And she plans to exploit her veteran advantage and try to end the fight early against Jihin, especially with a shot at the atomweight belt within reach.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ Man United finances show firing Mourinho cost $25 million View comments “I predict that our match will end in the second round through ground and pound,” said Iniong.Jihin refused to give any predictions.“I’m not going to predict or expect anything from this match. She is the more experienced opponent, and she will put on a performance. However, I do not doubt my abilities and cannot look down on myself coming into the match,” Jihin stated.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

‘We want him to be upset’ – Zola impressed with Cahill

first_imgChelsea assistant boss Gianfranco Zola says he understands Gary Cahill’s concerns and insists the defender will get a chance to impress Maurizio Sarri this season.The England international admitted last week that he may seek to leave Stamford Bridge in January after failing to earn a first-team place under new Blues head coach Sarri.The former Bolton and Aston Villa defender only made his first competitive appearance of the season as a substitute against West Ham last weekend but could make his first start against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Speaking at the pre-match press conference ahead of Wednesday’s game at Anfield, Zola refused to criticise Cahill for going public about his concerns.Conversely, Zola said he was encouraged by the defender’s reaction as it highlighted his commitment to the club.The Italian also cited Cahill’s late return to pre-season after the World Cup as one reason behind his lack of competitive action and promised the defender he would get his chance.“First of all, whether he plays or not tomorrow, it won’t be a reflection of what you’re saying,” said Zola when asked about Cahill’s apparent desire to leave.“It’s totally understandable that Gary is upset. We want him to be upset. It means he cares. But he’s a top professional and is doing everything correctly.“He just needs to be patient. He came back late, and the players were doing well. He will have his chances, and then it’s down to him to take his chances in the best way.”Cahill revealed he was considering his Blues future after Thursday’s Europa League win over PAOK, where he was an unused substitute.“I realise that sometimes you have to make tough decisions and football doesn’t wait for people,” Cahill said following his side’s win in Greece, as quoted by the Mirror.“I don’t want to jump the gun but as things stand at this time, probably, yes [I might have to leave in January]. Whatever my future holds, in terms of the club, it will have been a huge part of my footballing life. I’ve got maximum respect for everybody here.”last_img read more

Costly citrus Floridas decimated crops could send prices climbing

first_imgVANCOUVER – The price of a mimosa at brunch or bag of oranges at the grocery store may jump in the coming weeks, experts say, after hurricane Irma left some of the state’s citrus producers completely depleted.“If you take a big chunk out of our supply, it means that prices are going to go up,” said Michael von Massow, an associate professor at the University of Guelph.Hurricane Irma led to dozens of deaths in the Caribbean and southeastern United States, and left more than one million homes and businesses without power in Florida.“It is devastating. It has decimated our industry,” said Adam Putnam, the state’s commissioner of agriculture, at a Florida citrus commission meeting last week.“The path of this storm could not have been any worse for Florida agriculture and Florida citrus, specifically.”In the state’s south-west, about 70 to 100 per cent of orange crops were lost, he said.Before the hurricane, the Florida Department of Citrus expected more than 75 million boxes worth of oranges on the trees this season, said executive director Shannon Shepp in a statement.Now, she said, they have “much less.”Last year, Canada imported nearly nine-million kilograms of oranges worth more than $10 million from Florida, according to Statistics Canada. The country also brought in about $39 million worth of orange juice, according to Agriculture and Agri-food Canada.So far, Joe Siegal has been ordering oranges from California for his company Hilite Fine Foods Inc., a Toronto-based wholesale produce supplier.But in about two to three weeks, Siegal said, he would typically start ordering the fruit from Florida and that’s when he expects citrus prices will rise.“Once we need them, then the problem will start.”Von Massow estimates the price hike will be more than five pre cent, but is likely to happen gradually.Companies won’t want to bump prices too much and tempt budget-conscious consumers to switch to other alternatives — like apples or apple juice, he said.Once people shift to another product, it’s hard to bring them back even if prices eventually fall, said von Massow, who teaches University of Guelph’s food, agricultural and resource economics department.It could be even tougher considering orange juice has been falling out of favour as a beverage of choice for some time now, he said, as lifestyle changes, for example, mean fewer people sit down for a traditional breakfast most days.Also unclear is for how long oranges and orange juice will be more expensive, as the full extent of the damage is still unknown.“We don’t know what the long-term damage to these trees (is),” said von Massow.If farmers have to replant trees, the supply shortage could extend well beyond one season, he added.For Siegal, one thing is clear as the world grapples with climate change: “The produce industry is really going to be changing.”More produce will be grown under glass, he said, adding he’s increasingly asking his tomato grower to build more greenhouses. Produce grown in greenhouses provides the peace of mind of nearly guaranteed supply and quality, Siegal said, rather than fighting volatile climates.“We just can’t keep going on like this.”Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.last_img read more