Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We got an inch and two-tenths this last rain, which was the most rain we’ve had in a long time. It will help the double-crop beans a lot. The first planted beans I don’t think it will help much. Most of the corn is already made but it hasn’t black-layered yet so it is still pumping a little moisture into the corn and might help kernel depth a little.We don’t have any beans dropping a lot of leaves yet. We don’t have a real early bean maturity out there. By the end of the month I think harvest will be right about on schedule.We could still have half decent yields. The beans have fairly good height and they look like they have a lot of pods. And, walking corn, I find corn that is pretty nice and then I find some that is not very good. I think we’ll be a little below average but not a huge amount for as dry as we were. We strip-till deep so we have a slot clear down in there for the corn roots to go down deep. We also use anhydrous, which helped this year. I saw some fields where they used 28% and the corn got pretty yellow because the corn didn’t have enough nitrogen. I am sure they put enough on, but I don’t think the 28% ever got enough moisture to move correctly over for the roots to get to it.We are going to stay with the plan with wheat acres this fall. It breaks up the season a little bit. We continue to do yield checks to see what yield penalty we pay in the other crops when we aren’t using wheat. I think the yield penalty is less for corn since we went to strip-till. This year that yield penalty may show up more with the adverse conditions.I would prefer for it to stay moist just a little longer to help settle the tile trenches after all of the ditching we did this year.
Paco Alcacer came off the bench to score a wonderful winner as Borussia Dortmund completed a stunning comeback to down Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich 3-2 in a brilliant Klassiker.Marco Reus twice cancelled out Robert Lewandowski goals, but it was Alcacer who struck the decisive blow in the 73rd minute at Signal Iduna Park on Saturday.Dortmund had a four-point cushion to the Bundesliga champions heading into the clash and their seven-point gap will now give them real hope of a title challenge, although they were spared a last-gasp Lewandowski leveller by a correct offside call. 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! Bayern coach Niko Kovac insisted pre-match he was not feeling the pressure, but questions may again be asked about his future at the club after their six-game unbeaten run in all competitions ended.Reus was recalled to the Germany squad this week and the Dortmund captain should have given the hosts an early lead, hitting a one-on-one chance straight at Manuel Neuer, who had conceded each of his last eight shots on target in the Bundesliga.Bayern punished slack Dortmund defending with the opening goal in the 26th minute, Lewandowski drifting between the centre-backs to head home Serge Gnabry’s right-wing cross.Dortmund started the second half in similar fashion to the first and equalised from the penalty spot in the 49th minute, Reus beating Neuer from 12 yards after being fouled by the goalkeeper.Oh Captain. My Captain! pic.twitter.com/lqmT9EmgaA— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) November 10, 2018But parity lasted only four minutes, Bayern retaking the lead with a breathtakingly beautiful goal.Gnabry had space to shoot but instead backheeled a cute pass to Joshua Kimmich, the right-back’s floated cross converted from close range by supreme poacher Lewandowski.The Bayern striker had a hat-trick goal ruled out for offside while the champions rode their luck at the other end, Kimmich brilliantly clearing a Reus shot off the line before substitute Alcacer was halted by Jerome Boateng with the goal at his mercy.Dortmund levelled again in the 66th minute, though, Reus connecting with a wonderful first-time finish to rifle home a right-wing Lukasz Piszczek cross.And they snatched all three points as Bayern’s high defensive line was stretched again, Sancho robbing Franck Ribery to start a move that saw Axel Witsel send Alcacer through to chip Neuer.Bayern thought they had stolen a point in the 95th minute when Lewandowski steered a super backheel past Marwin Hitz, but the goal was rightly disallowed for offside.18 – Dortmund have scored 18 goals by substitutes in all competitions this season, that’s at least ten more than any other team in Europe’s top 5 leagues. Quality. @BlackYellow #BVBFCB #Bundesliga pic.twitter.com/obdGGGFWJ7— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) November 10, 2018What does it mean? Dortmund genuine title challengersThroughout Dortmund’s flying start to the season, critics have suggested their position atop the table was down to a kind fixture list in the campaign’s opening weeks. But having fallen behind twice they showed incredible maturity despite the youthful nature of their side. A seven-point cushion is far from decisive at this early stage of the season, but Bayern are in a title race for the first time in years.Clinical Alcacer makes the differenceDortmund created enough chances to win a handful of matches, but until Alcacer’s arrival they lacked a striker as prolific as the continually reliable Lewandowski. Alcacer scored the winner from his first opportunity and it is no wonder Dortmund reportedly want to turn his loan from Barcelona into a permanent deal.Hummels exposed by speedy SanchoMats Hummels was replaced by Niklas Sule shortly before Dortmund’s second equaliser, the Bayern defender having been given a torrid time by the league leaders. Sancho’s rapid pace caused Hummels problems throughout and he appeared to hurt himself attempting to chase the flying England winger down. His substitution was an act of mercy from Kovac.Key Opta Facts7 – #Bayern have picked up just 8 points from their last 7 #Bundesliga games, and they have never come back from being 7 points behind the leader that late in the season. Crisis. #BVBFCB pic.twitter.com/vMwbHbqGnJ— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) November 10, 2018- For the second time in their Bundesliga history, Dortmund are unbeaten in the first 11 Bundesliga matches of a season (W8 D3). The first time was in 2002-03, when Dortmund were also unbeaten in their first 11 matches (and suffered defeat in their 12th match).- This was the first time Bayern lost a Bundesliga game despite leading at half-time since February 2011 (2-3 in Cologne after a 2-0 half-time lead – W136 D9 when leading at half-time since).- Robert Lewandowski has now scored a Bundesliga-high 15 goals in all competitions this season.- Marco Reus has now scored eight Bundesliga goals this season, setting a new personal best for the opening 11 matchdays (previously seven in 2015-16).- Paco Alcacer has scored eight goals in his first six Bundesliga appearances. The only Bundesliga player to do so before was Gert Dorfel for Hamburg in 1963. What’s next?An international break provides both teams with a chance to catch their breath, with Bayern hosting Fortuna Dusseldorf on November 24 and Dortmund in action at Mainz on the same day. read more
INDIANAPOLIS — Over a matter of mere minutes, the youngsters at Duke grew into salty old pros.Call them freshmen. But please, do not call them kids.Led by Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor, Duke’s talented group of potential one-and-doners played like veterans down the stretch, outscoring Wisconsin by 14 points over the final 13 minutes April 6 to grit out a 68-63 victory for the program’s fifth national title.“It shows a lot about their confidence,” said Quinn Cook, Duke’s only senior starter.Okafor, the likely first pick in the NBA draft if he decides to leave, got outplayed by Badgers senior center Frank Kaminsky most of the night but came through big when the pressure was highest.The 6-foot-11 freshman made two straight buckets over Kaminsky, sandwiched between a pair of 3-pointers from Jones, to help the Blue Devils (35-4) turn a one-time nine-point deficit into an eight-point lead with 1:22 left.A furious Wisconsin rally ensued, but it came up short. Then, it was Okafor on the bottom of a rowdy dog pile — a scene reminiscent of the last time the Final Four was Indianapolis, back in 2010 when Duke edged out Butler in another scintillating final. The Blue Devils also took one here in 1991 — the Grant Hill, Christian Laettner squad.“It was heaven,” coach Mike Krzyzewski said of the stadium where he’s now 4-0 in Final Fours. “It was really divine.”Krzyzewski now has five titles, alone in second place on the all-time list, behind only John Wooden.Coach K did it with a collection of All-Americans — many of whom won’t be around too long.There’s Okafor, his buddy, Jones — who finished with 23 points and was named MVP — and another freshman, Justise Winslow. All might be playing at an NBA arena near you next season.Grayson Allen? He’ll be back.The most overlooked of Krzyzewski’s first-year players stepped up with Okafor on the bench for much of the second half in foul trouble.Allen, the slam-dunk champion at the high school McDonald’s All-American contest last year, scored 16 points — 12 above his average — including eight straight for Duke after Wisconsin (36-4) had gone up by nine.“It was fun to watch my teammates do what they do,” Okafor said. “They have my back the entire season, and it was no different tonight.”This was a savvy, calm, collected comeback against the team that wrote the book on that all season.Wisconsin kept its cool two nights earlier in an upset over undefeated Kentucky and looked like it would close the deal when it turned a 31-all halftime tie into a 48-39 lead after Kaminsky made a layup with 13:23 left.Then, suddenly, Duke looked like veterans and Wisconsin looked like kids.The Blue Devils took the lead for good with 4:08 left when Jones made a 3, then fell hard to the ground while tangled up with Bronson Koenig. Dick Vitale’s call: “You cannot be serious!”On Duke’s next possession, Kaminsky tried to wrap an arm around Okafor in the paint, but the big fella powered his way through it for the bucket and the foul.He missed the free throw, but a different point was made: Kaminsky had 21 points and 12 rebounds to Okafor’s 10 and three, yet down the stretch, “Frank the Tank” struggled to get a good look and Okafor helped win the game.“He got in some foul trouble, but because of his positive attitude, he made some big plays down the stretch,” Jones said.In the seconds leading to Okafor’s first basket, Winslow appeared to step on the baseline. But the whistle never blew and he delivered it to Okafor for the score.That, and the foul count, had the Wisconsin Twitterverse fuming about some calls. The Badgers got whistled for only two fouls in the first half, but the count in the second half was Badgers 13, Blue Devils 6. Duke shot 20 free throws to Wisconsin’s 10.“There was more body contact in this game than any game we played all year, and I just feel sorry for my guys that all of the sudden a game was like that,” Badgers coach Bo Ryan said.Even though Kaminsky schooled Okafor to draw both his third and fourth fouls early in the second half, Wisconsin couldn’t pull away from an aggressive Duke defense that allowed only 55 points a game in the five contests leading to the final.Wisconsin shot 41 percent — 7 points under its season average.“Shots just weren’t falling, and they were getting to the line, and when the tide changes like that, it’s kind of hard to get back in the flow,” said Badgers forward Sam Dekker.Nigel Hayes had 13 points and Dekker, the key guy down the stretch against Kentucky, had a very quiet 12 for the Badgers, who were trying to bring their first title back to Madison since 1941.Dekker used his shirt to dab away tears during postgame interviews — a much different scene than the loose, fun-loving media sessions the Badgers put on all tournament.For Duke, it was all smiles. The Blue Devils are taking another trophy home to the Cameron Crazies.“All these guys have become students of the game, and they share knowledge,” Krzyzewski said.This was not a dominant, wire-to-wire effort the likes of which some of the Duke title teams have enjoyed in seasons past.Kentucky and its quest for perfection stole the headlines this season. So, playing in relative shadows down on Tobacco Road was this group, which actually might have more one-and-dones than coach John Calipari does at Kentucky. Calipari was in the building, by the way — honored for his induction into the Naismith Hall of Fame. He got booed heavily.In the end, it was all confetti and cheers. And it’s not Calipari’s team, but Krzyzewski’s, that will end up in the history books.(EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan coach Gattuso happy with Coppa win over Sampdoriaby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan coach Rino Gattuso was pleased with their 2-0 Coppa Italia win over Sampdoria.Patrick Cutrone came off the bench in extra time and scored both goals with spectacular volleys.“The lads did well. There are games where it’s a struggle, but Cutrone and Andrea Conti brought quality off the bench,” Gattuso told Milan TV.“We knew it wasn’t going to be easy playing against this Sampdoria side. I liked our defensive movements and we had the right approach. I’m happy with the way the players helped each other out and saw a positive performance.”Lucas Paquetá made his debut and played for over 80 minutes.“I liked his second half performance, as he made some good moves forward. He knows how to move and is an atypical Brazilian in that sense.”
Chelsea keeper Kepa outlines Athletic Bilbao plansby Freddie Taylor14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea goalkeeper Kepa has revealed plans to return to Athletic Bilbao.The Basque-native came through the ranks at San Mames before moving to Chelsea last summer.”Of course I would like to return to Athletic,” Kepa told Spanish football show El Chiringuito.”I don’t know when or how or what, but playing at Athletic obviously I’d like that. I have great memories.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
CALGARY, A.B. – One of the two Calgary-based pipeline companies that own Alliance Pipeline Ltd. says there will be an unspecified number of job cuts as the partners move to end its standalone management structure.Alliance says 50-50 partners Enbridge Income Fund, a division of Enbridge Inc., and Pembina Pipeline Corp. will manage Alliance through an “owner-operator model,” with implementation to be completed during the summer.Enbridge spokeswoman Suzanne Wilton says “some workforce reductions” are expected but declined to give details. She says Enbridge is to manage Alliance’s operations and Pembina will be responsible for commercial and finance functions. According to a filing last year, Alliance had 294 employees in Canada and 56 in the United States as of the end of 2016. Wilton says the current total is about 360.Alliance president and CEO Terrance Kutryk left the company in December and was replaced by co-presidents Jason Wiun from Pembina and Mark Fiedorek of Enbridge.Alliance operates a 3,800-kilometre pipeline system that transports liquids-rich natural gas from Western Canada and North Dakota to the Chicago market. The pipeline came into service in late 2000 and currently delivers an average of 1.6 billion cubic feet per day to the Aux Sable natural gas liquids extraction facility.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Hamre’s Funeral Chapel was originally Reynars Funeral Home. Hamre purchased the business from his father Ernie who operated the company out of Dawson Creek. His daughter goes on to share, all forty years have been spent serving the direct community of Fort St. John.This award is recognition and a testament to Hamre’s dedication to his profession. Hamre is currently a representative on the Funeral Service Association of British Columbia Board of Directors and is past President of the Funeral Service Association of Canada.Hamre’s Funeral Chapel is also the only full-service facility in Fort St. John and as the needs of the city have grown so has the building to meet the needs of the community, now with the only operating crematorium in Fort St. John. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With years of dedication to the community, local funeral director and embalmer Ric Hamre was recently recognized and awarded by his peers.Awarded ’40 years of Dedicated Service’ by the B.C. Funeral Associaton at a conference in Kelowna, Hamre is a third generation funeral professional. Hamre has been the owner of Hamre’s Funeral Chapel since 1986. His daughter Kaylie Hamre said, ” My father purchased the business from my Grandfather.”
Paris: Neymar joined the Paris Saint-Germain title party on Sunday when he made his first appearance since January as Kylian Mbappe swept aside Monaco with a hat-trick in a 3-1 win for the newly-crowned Ligue 1 champions. Mbappe took his league tally for the season to 30 following his treble, which came just hours after PSG were crowned champions for the sixth time in seven years when closest challengers Lille dropped points. Neymar’s return at the start of the second half replacing Layvin Kurzawa is the cherry on the cake for Thomas Tuchel’s side, who had been without the Brazilian superstar since January 23 with a right foot injury. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhEdinson Cavani also returned to action as a second half substitute, having a late strike correctly ruled out for offside, meaning that PSG’s famed front three are back together following months apart. Mbappe has thrived in the absence of his strike partners, and gave his side a 2-0 first-half lead with two neat finishes, the first coming in the 15th minute and the second seven minutes before the break after a beautiful pass from Dani Alves. The World Cup winner then put the three points beyond doubt when he tapped in Alves’ low cross nine minutes after the break. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterAleksandr Golovin rolled home a consolation for the away side, who remain in trouble in 16th place and are only four points away from the relegation play-off spot. On Sunday afternoon Lille ended their challenge with a goalless draw at Toulouse that left them 16 points behind PSG with only five games to play and allowed capital club to celebrate the title after missing chances to seal it in their previous matches. The Parisians have struggled with key injuries in recent weeks and they lost Italian international midfielder Marco Verratti with what looks like a knock to his left ankle. PSG took the field wearing a shirt with a large image of Notre Dame replacing the usual sponsor’s logo.”Notre-Dame” replaced the player names on the back of the shirts. The iconic Paris cathedral was damaged in a spectacular blaze last Monday. The club said that they would put a limited edition of the shirts on sale on line during the match for 100 euros each. The club said the money “will be donated to associations related to firefighters”. The club also posted a “Hommage to Notre Dame” video on their web site in which players praised the team-work of the Paris fire brigade and made a gesture that imitates the two famous towers that form part of the cathedral’s facade. The club said it was also using Sunday’s game to thank the firefighters.