first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceAround 8 p.m. Thursday Erik Harris went to print his new Raiders contract, but his printer had no ink.A friend nearby printed Harris’ two-year deal and ran it over instead. After Harris and his wife corralled their four children for a picture, everyone wearing Raiders gear posing with Harris holding pen to paper, he went to scan the contract and send it to the Raiders.The scanner wouldn’t connect to the computer. …last_img read more


first_imgAir New Zealand has teamed up with the All Blacks and an all-star line-up of international rugby greats to tackle the airline’s latest on board safety video, Men in Black Safety Defenders.Inspired by the popular film, Men in Black, it features All Blacks’ Captain Richie McCaw and Dan Carter as well as Coach Steve Hansen, team mates Kieran Read, Keven Mealamu, Sam Whitelock and Israel Dagg who gets to test his vocals alongside Kiwi musician Stan Walker.WATCH VIDEO BELOWAmerican actor Rip Torn reprises his role as Chief of the Men in Black with Wallabies great David Campese, former England Captain Martin Johnson and former Argentinean Captain Agustin Pichot making cameo appearances.“The creative concept and the parallels drawn between the All Blacks and the Men in Black are really clever. It’s been exciting to help Air New Zealand bring the Men in Black universe to life in this unique way,” says Emmanuelle Borde, Executive Vice President, Sony Pictures Entertainment.Air New Zealand Head of Global Brand Development Jodi Williams says the airline is crazy about rugby making the All Blacks the perfect partner for its latest safety offering.“We recently extended our sponsorship of the All Blacks and New Zealand Rugby through until 2020 and thought what better way to celebrate than with a safety video.“We’ve worked with the All Blacks on previous safety videos and thought it would be fun this time around to have them step into the shoes of the other highly trained Men in Black. The result is not only entertaining but makes people sit up and take notice of the key safety messages.”See Surfing Safety VideoSee The most epic safety safety video ever madeSee The Beuaty of SafetyAll Blacks Captain Richie McCaw says the players had a great time making the video.“We had a lot of laughs on set and were blown away by Israel’s hidden singing talent. If rugby doesn’t work out for him he clearly has a promising career as a back-up singer.”Israel Dagg says growing up he was a huge fan of the Men in Black films.“I grew up listening to the iconic Men in Black movie soundtrack song. Hopefully I’ve done it some justice.”Australian Wallabies great David Campese admitted his appearance in Men in Black Safety Defenders is likely to come at a cost.“I’m expecting to get a right ribbing from my mates for appearing in a video promoting the All Blacks, Australia’s key opponents. They’ll never let me live it down.”Former Argentina Captain Agustin Pichot and Martin Johnson, former England Captain shared his sentiment.“The All Blacks are staunch rivals of the Pumas making it especially fun to play the role of their nemesis in Air New Zealand’s new safety video,” says Mr Pichot.“I’m a big fan of Air New Zealand so was excited to get the call up to appear in the airline’s latest inflight video. I’m sure English rugby fans will have a few words to say about my appearance alongside the All Blacks too,” says Mr Johnson.New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive Officer Steve Tew says it’s a big year for the All Blacks and with plenty of travel on the cards the team was keen to be involved in delivering the airline’s safety briefing to fellow customers.“Air New Zealand’s been a long-time supporter of the All Blacks and New Zealand Rugby and has played a crucial role in connecting the team to fans across the globe through inventive and colourful marketing efforts such as Men in Black Safety Defenders.”Men in Black Safety Defenders will be progressively rolled out across Air New Zealand’s fleet from today.last_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We are off to a rough start again. I saw the pictures on Facebook of replanting.  So I thought I should chime in here about how precious this seed is and what a seed treatment can and cannot do.  In this Eastern Soybean Belt we have a lot of poorly drained soil.  More importantly, we also have a lot of inoculum and a great diversity of watermolds, Pythium and Phytophthora, that can infect both corn and soybeans.  When soils are saturated (like this week), these watermolds will form swimming spores that are attracted to the young seeds and seedlings. Based on the past 10 years of research we only see a benefit of the seed treatments when there is soil saturation, typically 2 inches of rain within 2 weeks of planting.  Sometimes it only takes an inch of rain if the soils are “just fit” and it rains again immediately after planting.Where we don’t see a benefit, well drained and less than 1 inch of rain, enough to get the seed out of the ground or if there is more than 5 inches of rain.  In these cases, submergence and flooding will suffocate the seed and it will die from abiotic injury.  The soil will smell from all of the organisms that were killed.In the lab, we routinely recover watermolds from soil using soybean or corn as baits.  We saturate the soil and let it incubate for 1 to 3 weeks at cool or warm temperatures; plant it with our favorite bait, saturate it again overnight and then watch all of the soybean seedlings damp-off.  From most Ohio soils, we can always recover a watermold. The fields in Ohio this spring are in the same condition as our soil baiting, the watermolds are primed and ready to go.  If we get a good dry spell, then it requires another round of incubation.So while the snow, sleet, and rain fall this week remember:  your seed is much safer in the storage. You spent a lot of money and it is the best germplasm your seed company had to offer.  If you have to replant you are going to end up getting the third or fourth best, and as we have learned in the past, possibly a variety that is not really suited to Ohio. Often these are susceptible to our resident pathogens that are not found in other parts of the north central region.Finally, don’t look at the calendar.  There are several research teams here that have moved to phenology (https://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/gdd/ ), which correlates flowering and growing degree days as the basis for when crops should be monitored for pests — perhaps we should revisit this for planting guidelines. Ultimately, the less time it takes for the seed to germinate, grow vigorously means that watermolds can have less of an impact.last_img read more


first_img He emphasised that attitude is key in achieving success in export, and building careers. “Attitude to work, attitude to what you do and sticking to what you love will help you to achieve,” the Assistant General Manager said. Chairman of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Senator Don Wehby, says there needs to be more exports and Jamaican producers getting better at tapping into external markets, for economic growth to be sustained.Senator Wehby, who is also Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the GraceKennedy Group, adds that the agency is in two years of an export strategy to achieve 15 per cent growth in exports per annum, with export goods valued at US$2.5 billion by 2020, and although there is a five per cent fall in exports, the plan is still on track.The Chairman was addressing an awards banquet hosted by the Jamaica Exporters’ Association (JEA), at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, in New Kingston, on July 8.He called on all relevant agencies to give appropriate focus in the implementation of the export strategy “in order for it to work”.“The current national export strategy continues to be relevant to the immediate needs of the export sector, and, conditions allowing, can get us to where we need to be to realise significant growth,” the Chairman added.Meanwhile, Management Control Systems was crowned Champion Exporter of the Year.The company’s Assistant General Manager, William Dewar, told JIS News that it is a reward for work that they have been doing, where they have expanded to 19 countries in the region.“This is a positive sign, and our staff… will see that other persons are seeing what we are doing,” he said.The company is in software development, and Mr. Dewar said young people should look at making careers in that area of technology.He emphasised that attitude is key in achieving success in export, and building careers. “Attitude to work, attitude to what you do and sticking to what you love will help you to achieve,” the Assistant General Manager said. Story Highlightscenter_img Chairman of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Senator Don Wehby, says there needs to be more exports and Jamaican producers getting better at tapping into external markets, for economic growth to be sustained.last_img read more