Arellano, San Beda eye Finals slots

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Assured of a twice-to-beat incentive after ending the elimination round tied on top with 8-1 (win-loss) slates, the Lady Chiefs and the Lady Red Spikers hope to finish off their foes in the doubleheader that kicks off 2 p.m.San Beda takes the court first, battling Perpetual in an expectedly tough duel while Arellano shoots for its goal against JRU’s Lady Bombers at 4.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkArellano is eyeing a second straight finals appearance where it hopes to capture a second straight crown and third overall. San Beda is aiming to make it to the finals for the first time.“Winning the title has always been our goal. But we need to focus in the Final Four first before thinking of anything,” said Arellano coach Obet Javier in Filipino. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments LATEST STORIES Perpetual Help and Jose Rizal hope to steal a win that will force winner-take-all matches for Finals slots.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right trackcenter_img Arellano University and San Beda try to forge a title duel while Jose Rizal and Perpetual Help seek to spoil that bid when the Final Four of the 93rd NCAA women’s volleyball tournament fires off Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year PSC curbs recognition of PKF as legit NSA MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

Season Opener this weekend at the Taylor Motor Speedway

first_imgAdmission to attend the Invitational is $10.00 per person, $5 for seniors and students.The Viper Innovation Bomber Invitational is taking place this weekend, Friday and Saturday nights, at 7:00 p.m. at the Taylor Motor Speedway. TAYLOR, B.C. – This weekend is the season opener at the Taylor Motor Speedway with the Viper Innovation Bomber Invitational.The Invitational will be taking place on May 24 and 25 with both races taking place at night.According to Speedway President, Kelly Hildebrand, they will be setting up lights to allow night racing, adding that night racing will be implemented all year long, which will help to maintain the quality of the track.- Advertisement -“We’re going to be under the lights. We’re getting lights put in but they’re not quite ready, so we’ll just have the portable ones for our first race. We’re not quite ready yet, we have the poles set up. Hopefully, we’ll have them done before our next race. Then it will be night races Friday and Saturday all year long. With the night racing, you can keep the dust down and the track will stay tackier.”Races will include the bomber class, the modified class, the minis, and the IMCA modifieds.During both nights of the Invitational, the Taylor Minisprints will be racing at 6:00 p.m. and during intermissions.Advertisementlast_img read more

NBA Finals: Warriors still undecided on DeMarcus Cousins’ Game 1 status

first_imgTORONTO — Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals is one day away, and Steve Kerr is still tip-toeing around a definite answer regarding DeMarcus Cousins’ status.Cousins tore his left quad early in Game 2 of the first round against the Clippers and hasn’t played since. Cousins has, however, scrimmaged several times since the Warriors last played on May 20 in Game 4 against the Trail Blazers.Kerr said the team hasn’t yet decided whether Cousins will be active for Game 1 or not.“DeMarcus has done an …last_img read more

Five things the San Francisco Giants must do in June

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. BALTIMORE — After losing eight of their last nine games, the San Francisco Giants have provided the franchise’s front office with a sense of clarity.Unlike in 2018, when the Giants hovered around .500 and remained within striking distance of a wildcard spot, this year’s club has completely fallen out of contention.Only the Miami Marlins own a worse record in the National League and after the Giants lost two of …last_img read more

Delayed planting effects on corn yield: A “historical” perspective

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Allen Geyer, Peter Thomison, Ohio State University ExtensionAccording to the USDA/NASS, for the week ending May 5, only 2% of Ohio’s projected corn acreage was planted — compared to 20% last year and 27% for the five-year average. Persistent rains and saturated soil conditions have delayed corn planting. The weather forecast this week indicates the likelihood of more rain, so it is probable that many soggy fields may not dry out soon.Long-term research by universities and seed companies across the Corn Belt gives us a pretty good idea of planting date effects on relative yield potential. The recommended time for planting corn in northern Ohio is April 15 to May 10 and in southern Ohio, April 10 to May 10. In the central Corn Belt, estimated yield loss per day with delayed planting varies from about 0.3% per day early in May to about 1% per day by the end of May, according to Bob Nielsen at Purdue University. These yield losses can be attributed to a number of factors including a shorter growing season, greater disease and insect pressure and higher risk of hot, dry conditions during pollination.Given these planting date effects, do yield losses associated with late plantings translate into lower statewide yields? Not necessarily. Let’s consider some previous growing seasons that were characterized by a “late start” and what impact this had on crop production. For the purposes of this discussion, we will consider “late start” years as those in which 40% or more of the corn acreage was not planted by May 20. Since 1980, there have been significant planting delays associated with wet spring weather in 11 years — 1981, 1983, 1989, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2016.Of these eleven years, the greatest delays in crop planting occurred in 2011 when only 19% of the corn acreage was planted by May 30. In five of the eleven years (1981, 1983, 1996, 2002, and 2008) average state yields were markedly lower than the state average yield of the previous five years. In six of the eleven years, average yields were five bushels per acre or more below the yield trend line for Ohio. In one of these years, 2002, the average corn yield dropped to 89 bushels per acre (nearly comparable to the record low of 86 bushels per acre for the major drought year of 1988). However, in six of the eleven years, yields were similar or higher than the statewide average yield of the previous five years, and in one of these years, 2014, a record high corn yield, 176 per acre, was achieved.In 2017, 73% of the corn crop was planted by May 20 (which does not categorize 2017 as having a “late start”).  However, field agronomists and county ag extension educators estimated that as much as 40% or more of the corn planted in late April of 2017 was replanted in parts of Ohio due to excessive soil moisture, freezing temperatures and frosts, fungal seed decay and seedling rots, and soil crusting. (NASS does not report replanted corn.) Nevertheless, the yield in 2017 was a record 177 bushels per acre, 16 bushels above the yield trend.This comparison of statewide average corn yields from past years indicates that lower grain yields are not a certainty with late plantings. While delayed planting may cause yield loss relative to early planting, planting date is just one of many factors that influence corn yield. There are other factors that are of greater importance than planting date in determining grain yield. Weather conditions (rainfall and temperature) in July and August are probably the most important yield determining factors. Favorable weather conditions subsequent to planting may result in late planted crops producing above average yields, as was case in 2009 and 2014. However, if late planted crops experience severe moisture stress during pollination and grainfill, then crop yields may be significantly lower than average, with 2002 being the most notable example.last_img read more