Boost your Omega 3

first_imgLimagrain Céréales Ingrédients has launched a new Omega 3-rich ingredient, LimaLin, made from wheat flour and linseed flour, which can be used in a range of bakery products.Marketing manager for nutrition Walter Lopez said: “With just 5g of LimaLin, bread, cookies or cereals become a source of Omega 3. For pastry, using LimaLin increases softness in mini-cakes, while fat reduction becomes possible in cookies or biscuits.”www.lci.limagrain.comlast_img

Middle Eastern students face differences

first_imgSahar Khorramnezhad is always dressed to a T. With dark hair, a strut that turns heads and a smile that brings light to any room, most know Khorramnezhad as a student highly involved in a variety of activities on the University Park Campus, ranging from her pre-law fraternity to Undergraduate Student Government.But she hasn’t always radiated confidence. Growing up as a young girl of Middle Eastern origin, she recalls the endless taunting of her peers for one reason: her hijab.“I would get so many stares and snickers,” Khorramnezhad said. “I could feel the way people looked at me to the point that I became such an insecure person with it on.”A hijab is a headdress worn by Muslim women. Khorramnezhad said she started wearing hers at the age of nine, and said she faced negative reactions and misunderstanding from her peers.Khorramnezhad is hardly the only Middle Eastern student who has experienced adversity of this type. Many Middle Eastern students at USC, who comprise a variety of nationalities, cultures and religions, feel the impact of perceptions that their Middle Eastern peers and the general student body have.Though definitions vary, the Middle East is often defined as the group of countries stretching from North Africa to Iran and from Turkey to Yemen. The area is rich in diversity, and includes many groups categorized by nationality, religion and ethnicity.Because of differences among groups in the Middle East, Khorramnezhad said there is no one organization on campus that caters to students from the region.“Unlike the [Black Student Assembly] or [Latino Student Assembly] where there are many different assemblies under them,” Khorramnezhad said, “there’s nothing like that for Middle Easterners.”Additionally, many students said though the regional term is used as a broad descriptor, they identify more with a more specified group.Ifrah Sheikh, a senior majoring in fine art, said the diversity of the region comes from more than just a regional identity.“I know a lot of people who identify with that region of the world but do so in different ways,” Sheikh said. “Which country you’re from and which you specifically identify with plays a big role. The customs and the dialect in which they speak also brings diversity to it.”For Engie Salama, a senior majoring in global health, religion is a unifying factor for many Middle Eastern students. Salama started her college career living on the Muslim floor of Parkside Apartments. She also joined the Muslim Student Union, which seeks to strengthen the community as well as educate non-Muslims through various programming. She is now the president of the MSU, leading 11 board members and more than 100 student members.“In terms of unity of the Middle Eastern community, I don’t think there are any issues but there isn’t a cohesive, uniting force either. It’s not really divided or united,” Salama said. “Islam is more of a uniting force than divisive. Whether they come from Kazakhstan or Pakistan, it is neat to say that we can share meals together and worship together.”There are many Middle Eastern students who practice other religions, such as Judaism and Christianity, some of whom feel religion does not bring them closer to their peers from the region.Asher Levy, a sophomore majoring in philosophy, politics and law, said that though he identifies as both Syrian and Jewish, he struggles to truly define himself as Middle Eastern. Levy added that it is difficult to identify with the rest of the region given the religious divides.“I’m sure a lot of Middle Eastern life on campus is probably religiously based,” Levy said. “A lot of that is tied in with Muslim organizations on campus, which is great. But as a practicing Jew, it’s not for me.”Christin Toubia, a junior majoring in business administration, is a Christian, but some mistake her for a Muslim because her father hails from Sudan. As a resident of Dubai, Toubia identifies herself as Middle Eastern.“Growing up in Dubai, one of the main issues in the Middle East that you are really exposed to is the Israeli and Palestinian conflict,” Toubia said. “I think there is a divide there.”As the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ebbs and flows, USC students in Trojans for Israel, ’SC Students for Israel and Students for Justice in Palestine have responded with peaceful demonstrations.Though the conflict within the realm of the campus community usually remains tame and respectful, Levy said that there is still some tension between the student groups.Though the conflict itself can be divisive, Sheikh said she doesn’t see it translating into dividing Middle Eastern students.“Most of the people who support Israel and their policies on campus do not have a direct tie to the Middle East — most of them aren’t even Israeli,” Sheikh said. “Even for the people who are supportive of Palestine, a lot of them are not Arab. A lot of them don’t have ties to the Middle East but recognize this as an injustice towards a human entity.”In addition to differences among students categorized as Middle Eastern, there also exist differences with how Middle Eastern students feel they are perceived by all students.Salama feels that though culture and the media often attach a stigma to the Middle East, it does not exist at USC.“There is a stigmatization of Middle Easterners and Arabs in general,” Salama said. “But at USC, generally everyone is welcoming and open-minded. I don’t think I’ve had any problems in terms of acceptance.”Khorramnezhad said, however, that she feels the campus climate is not as welcoming.“Not many people understand what the hijab is,” Khorramnezhad said. “This campus isn’t necessarily hijab-friendly.”But the unfriendliness of some has not stopped some students from wearing the hijab. Now a senior, Sheikh has worn her hijab since her sophomore year.“I’ve had a lot of negativity and racism directed towards me for wearing a scarf,” Sheikh said. “But that hasn’t prevented me from getting somewhere I want to be. I’m president of two organizations and I feel like I’m well-respected and people take me seriously. Of course you’ll run into people who immediately judge you based on how you look, but I’ve never had that stop me.”Sheikh said her decision to wear her hijab is ultimately a personal one, not one that is influenced by others. She believes the intolerance some students face stems from a single-layered view of the Middle East.“When people think Middle Eastern, they immediately think Muslim. And when they think Muslim, there’s a whole range of stereotypes tied to that,” Sheikh said.Khorramnezhad said she feels USC’s culture can alienate many Middle Eastern students.“Imagine someone who is Muslim, who cannot drink,” Khorramnezhad said. “Or someone who wears the hijab. Imagine how left out they must feel.”Khorramnezhad feels that the university must do more to support Middle Eastern students, such as planning more university-wide events to help break down the stigmas associated with different cultures.This lack of uniformity within the Middle Eastern community is a token of the intrinsic diversity of the region in which, oftentimes, no two voices are alike. Though “Middle Eastern” is used as a broad identifier, many students want to define what it means for themselves.“It’s a mess of contradiction and conflict,” Levy said. “But it’s where my family comes from. It’s where my culture comes from. It’s everything I associate with.” Yasmeen Serhan contributed to this report.Follow Rini on Twitter @RiniSampathlast_img read more

Informal Group Looks to Preserve Rumson Estate

first_imgBy John BurtonThe Rohallion Estate in Rumson is for sale and neighbors fear the property could be bought and subdivided for development.RUMSON — A group of area residents are hoping they can muster enough support to preserve a borough property that they believe has historical significance.The group, who met for the first time on Thursday, July 26, has begun hashing out ideas to save the Rohallion Estate, 45 Bellevue Ave., a sprawling 5-acre property with numerous large specimen trees and an expansive multistory home nestled in the center.The 10 members of the group walked through the palatial home and grounds. “Rumson starts losing its estates, it starts losing its validity,” fears Bob Baxter, a North Rohallion Drive resident and a member of the group.“I grew up here,” around the estate, said Nick McCabe, another area resident. “And I can’t tell you how beautiful it was.”McCabe’s parents bought their property, about 3 acres on North Rohallion, in the 1950s from the then-owners of estate.The fear for some is that the 5-acre tract will eventually be purchased and subdivided for development, possibly putting at risk the home, designed by the iconic late 19th and early 20th century architect Stanford White, who was responsible for the original Madison Square Garden.“We’re looking at a little piece of our heritage disappearing,” Baxter said.The Rohallion Estate on Bellevue Avenue in Rumson.The group is only in its infancy, but participants are discussing the possibility of raising the money needed to purchase the property, or if the property can be purchased by local or Monmouth County government to use for something appropriate. “You could do so much that wouldn’t be invasive,” McCabe said.“You could look at it as a park,” Baxter suggested.Another possibility would be to find a private buyer to consider using the location for a business that would work in the existing residential neighborhood, such as a bed-and-breakfast or even a catering facility.Edward Dean Adams commissioned White to design a country home in 1887, with the architect using a Normandy chateaux as his model, according to a history written by Derrill W. Hart.Khaled Mostafa is the current owner, according to borough tax rolls. It has been on the market for the last couple of years, said Pauline Poyner, with Coldwell Banker real estate agency.Borough tax records indicate it is assessed for $3,250,000, and the real estate listing puts the selling price at about $4.5 million, down from the original price of just under $5 million.Mayor John Ekdahl said borough officials “actually gave some thought to (purchasing) it before we built the new municipal building,” on East River Road a few years ago.The estate sits on a sprawling 5-acre property with numerous large specimen trees.However, when officials looked at the building, they found it would have been difficult – if not outright impossible – to reconfigure it for the borough’s uses and meet current requirements. “The layout just wasn’t appropriate to an office setting,” said Ekdahl.“At the end of the day I would love to see some public elegant use,” McCabe said.But the trick, observed, Jamie Wark, a Linden Lane resident who is part of the group, is “to figure out ways to make it financially feasible.”Group members said their next task will be to put together a plan to present to interested parties to begin the conversation about saving the location.Baxter was not deterred by the challenge.“We’re going to save it,” he said. “And, more than save it, we’re going to reinvent it into something that we all can be proud of.”The location, which is zoned for residential use that needs a minimum 1.5 acres for development, is adjacent to Rumson Country Day School, a private school.Any future subdivision of the property could prove problematic, Ekdahl speculated, given the location’s wealth of “some magnificent trees,” and the borough’s tree protection ordinance.The mayor shared group members’ appreciation of the site. “It was probably the most magnificent property in Rumson for years, or decades,” he said.last_img read more

And the Remax Valentine’s Mixed title goes to — Marsh rink

first_imgThe rink included Al May, Kelli May, Grant McKen and Heather McKen.In the C event, the Rick Cutler foursome took home bragging rights and the Kootenay Glass title.Cutler was joined by Deanna Cowden, Marlo Tedesco and Jamie Tedsco.In the D event, Erin May, Graham Jamin, Francois Laurent and Jude Stralak captured the Nelson Home Hardware trophy.The bonspiel attracted 22 teams from the host Nelson club along with rinks from Castlegar, Kaslo and Spokane.The games started Friday night and continued until the finals on Sunday afternoon. The Barry Marsh rink came away as the big winner at the Nelson Mixed Valnetine’s Bonspiel Sunday at the Heritage City Club.Marsh, John Rampone, Tammy Avis and Laurie Bagshaw won the Remax A event crown, sponsored by Glen Darough at Remax.In the B event, the May/McKen rink outlasted the field to claim the Sears Nelson Trophy.last_img read more

Nelson’s Dryden Hunt caps amazing Junior career with WHL Player of the Year award

first_imgAnd the awards just keep on coming for Nelson Minor Hockey grad and Moose Jaw Warriors sniper Dryden Hunt.Hunt, who beat out Western Conference and Victoria Royals defenceman Joe Hicketts, was crowned with the WHL’s highest honour Wednesday in Calgary when he was handed the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy as the league’s player of the year.Hunt was the Eastern Conference Four Broncos Memorial Trophy winner.The WHL’s top honour completed the storybook season for the 20-year-old forward, who was passed over in the 2010 WHL bantam draft.The 6-foot, 200-pound left-winger finished the regular season with league-high 58 goals while playing all 72 regular-season games in his final junior campaign. Hunt finished second to Adam Brooks of the Regina Pats in the WHL scoring race with 116.Hunt recorded five hat tricks in the month of February and has six on the season. He was named WHL player of the month for January and player of the week in February.Before scoring 58 times this season, Hunt’s best season came in 2014 when he registered 21 goals.Over his WHL career, Hunt scored 117 goals, had 132 assists for 249 points in 269 games.After being passed over in the bantam draft, Hunt found a home with Regina Pats for three plus seasons before begin traded to Medicine Hat Tigers midway through the 29014-15 season.Moose Jaw acquired Hunt before the start of the 2015-16 WHL season.Hunt, who attended off-season development camps in Carolina and Montreal, was also passed over in the NHL entry draft before landing an entry-level deal with Florida Panthers in March of this year.Hunts parents, Carla DeBiasio and Jeff Hunt, were in Calgary for the awards presentation.Check out the YouTube link of the award ceremony.last_img read more


first_imgSANTA ANITA STATISTICS Jerry Hollendorfer12326192221%54%$1,701,389 BALTAS HAS NEAR-PERFECT ENTRY RECORDA day without Baltas at Santa Anita is like a day without sunshine, and while there has been more than enough erratic weather during the 12-week old Winter Meet, trainer Richard Baltas has been a constant, a racing secretary’s dream with 125 starters, second only to three-time Santa Anita training king Doug O’Neill’s 150.Baltas couldn’t recall the number of days he did not have a starter from his barn of 83 head based at Santa Anita and San Luis Rey Downs, but added with a laugh, “There haven’t been many, maybe a couple. That’s what I’m here for, and it’s hard to win at 18 percent when you run 125 horses.“Yesterday I thought we’d win two but we only won one, and we had one second and one third, so all three horses hit the board.”The fact is, Baltas has missed only one of 45 racing days without entering a horse this meet, that being Feb. 11.Baltas, who turns 56 on May 30, could add to that ever-expanding number with at least two more starters next weekend, Inordinate in Saturday’s San Luis Rey Stakes for older horses at a mile and a half on turf and Kiss At Midnight in Sunday’s $100,000 Dream of Summer Stakes, part of the Golden State Series for California-bred or sired horses, this for older fillies and mares at a mile on dirt.Inordinate, a five-year-old full horse by Harlan’s Holiday, ran second in an overnight race at a mile and a quarter on turf Feb. 25 in his only start for Baltas, who obtained the Kentucky-bred bay out of the November Fasig-Tipton Sale. Bred by Juddmonte Farms and previously owned by the internationally acclaimed Thoroughbred operation, Inordinate had been trained by 2016 Eclipse Award winner Chad Brown.“He ran well for us first time out and I believe he probably needed the race (his first since last Aug. 27),” Baltas said. “He’s come back to train well. He worked (six furlongs) in 1:12 and two on March 14. It looks like he might have a chance in the race. We’ll see.”Inordinate will be ridden by resurgent Corey Nakatani, who has enjoyed noticeable success with Baltas, winning nine times in 26 tries for the trainer.Kiss At Midnight was claimed for $25,000 in April of 2015 and has been second in four Cal-bred stakes, including last year’s Dream of Summer. The five-year-old Decarchy mare has earned $357,793, most of that under the direction of Baltas.Baltas, a native of Gary, Indiana, hometown of Tony Zale, the great middleweight champion of the 1950s, has had great success with claims. He posted his first stakes win with $32,000 claim Freedom Crest in the Grade II San Pasqual Handicap in 2001 and also the Grade II, $488,000 Goodwood Breeders’ Cup Handicap in which Freedom Crest defeated 2000 Horse of the Year Tiznow. On the bargain list as well is Big Macher, who was taken for $20,000 in 2013 and gave Baltas his first Grade I win, in the Bing Crosby Stakes in 2014. Big Macher was on the work tab Sunday morning, going three furlongs in 36.80.Baltas, who now resides in Los Alamitos with his wife, Debby, moved to Huntington Beach when he was nine, graduated from Marina High School in 1979, attended the races with his late father, Gus and fell in love with the sport.“I started going to the races when I was 13 with my father,” Baltas said. “My mother was at the races the other day. She’s 88. My Dad died when he was 74.”At 21 and wanting to break into the game, in 1983 Baltas moved to the heart of the Blue Grass country in Lexington, Kentucky, attended the Kentucky Equine Institute and began working at Spendthrift Farm where resided Triple Crown winners Seattle Slew and Affirmed.He rubbed yearlings and worked as a groom, learning the business “from the ground up,” through trainers such as Tom Skiffington, Eric Guillot, Barry Abrams, Craig Dollase and Richard Mandella.Baltas took out his trainer’s license in 1991 and won his first race at Hollywood Park with Latchburn.His wife, Debby, the “Julia Child of Racing Repast,” calls the shots at the track kitchen on Santa Anita’s backstretch. Her family ran the track kitchen at Hollywood Park until the track closed in December of 2013.Debby’s Mom, Norma, serves hungry patrons at the Fresh Gourmet, “a great stop for lunch or dinner” on 2004 Huntington Drive in San Marino, a few furlongs from Santa Anita.The San Luis Rey is expected to draw a full field. Probables include Ashleyluvssugar, Gary Stevens; Buster Douglas, Santiago Gonzalez; Flamboyant, Brice Blanc; Inordinate, Corey Nakatani; Itsinthepost, Tyler Baze; Liam the Charmer, Victor Espinoza; Papacoolpapacool, no rider; Site Read, Stewart Elliott; Some in Tieme, Tiago Pereira; Syntax, no rider; Texas Ryano, Joe Talamo; Up With the Birds, no rider; and Wanstead Gardens, no rider.Liam the Charmer and Site Read worked in company for Michael McCarthy Sunday, going five furlongs in 1:00.60 and 1:00.80, respectively. Asked how he liked the works, the on-the-run trainer said, “Loved ’em.” Bob Baffert601481023%53%$1,543,516 Kent Desormeaux14130171721%45%$1,706,151 Mark Glatt769111112%41%$460,215 Corey Nakatani76138917%39%$806,207 Martin Pedroza11615212313%51%$699,512 Luis Contreras8910102311%48%$487,537 Jamie Theriot7497512%28%$440,570 Tiago Pereira10712111711%37%$415,991 Philip D’Amato8918121320%48%$1,191,840 SINGLE PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER AT $317,374 Flavien Prat22852384323%58%$3,285,875 Tyler Baze24743463017%48%$2,375,552 (Current Through Saturday, March 18) Mike Smith561861432%68%$1,871,827 Rafael Bejarano13823232317%50%$1,656,326 Richard Baltas12522222018%51%$1,261,832 FINISH LINES: Las Virgenes winner Unique Bella, prepping for the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks on April 8, worked six furlongs for Jerry Hollendorfer Saturday in a bullet 1:11.20, fastest of 10 drills at the distance, the average time of which was 1:13.96. Unbeaten California Cup Oaks winner Sircat Sally also worked for Hollendorfer, going four furlongs in 48.40 . . . John Shirreffs reports Gormley and Royal Mo came out of their races in the San Felipe Stakes and Rebel Stakes in good order despite finishing unplaced and are being considered for the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 8 . . . There is a single ticket Pick Six Jackpot carryover today of $317,374.27 . . . Santa Anita presents a Winner’s Circle BBQ Championship on Saturday, April 1. Patrons can taste delicious samplings from masters of BBQ and enjoy a day of Thoroughbred racing. Special packages are available at santaanita.com/events . . . The annual Santa Anita Derby Day 5K Run and Walk takes place on Saturday, April 8. Visit derbyday5K.com or call 760-434 5255 for further information . . . According to Santa Anita statistician Jason Hom, favorites overall are winning at a 36.55 clip at the Winter Meet (144 out of 394) and at an even greater rate on dirt, 38.46 (115 of 299). The number drops to 30.53 on turf (29 of 95). Odds-on favorites are winning at 62.03 percent (49 of 79); in the money favorites at 72.08 (284 of 394); and in the money odds-on favorites at 94.94 percent (75 of 79) . . . Agent Nelson Arroyo has brother Norberto Jr. booked to ride Palos Verdes winner St. Joe Bay for leading trainer Peter Miller in the $2 million Golden Shaheen in Dubai next Saturday . . . Barretts Sales at Del Mar will be conducting their Select 2-year-old in Training Sale on Wednesday, March 29. Their training track preview will be on Monday, March 27, beginning at 10 a.m. The sale catalogue is available in the Santa Anita Racing Office and the complete catalogue is available on line as well at [email protected] . . . Condolences to the family of longtime Thoroughbred owner Nick Barron, who passed away earlier this month at age 85.  The owner of Hallett Boats, now Barron Boats, Inc., Barron and his wife Shirley resided in nearby Glendora. Services were held this past Wednesday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Monrovia. Victor Espinoza62915715%50%$755,487 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won -more- Peter Miller9828221029%61%$1,378,586 UNIQUE BELLA BREEZES FOR SANTA ANITA OAKS JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won GORMLEY, ROYAL MO SANTA ANITA DERBY BOUND? Joseph Talamo15924162115%38%$822,023 Steven Miyadi60816613%50%$396,906 Norberto Arroyo, Jr.10219111019%39%$841,556 William Spawr32114534%63%$347,000 Stewart Elliott15417162411%37%$827,993 ELLIOTT TO RECEIVE WOOLF AWARD ON SUNDAY Doug O’Neill15018292112%45%$1,641,356 John Sadler6010121217%57%$625,380 Edwin Maldonado771291116%42%$372,616 Peter Eurton58116719%41%$600,402 3/3/3/3 Vladimir Cerin51912918%59%$491,664 ELLIOTT TO RECEIVE WOOLF AWARD NEXT SUNDAYVeteran jockey Stewart Elliott, who was named winner of the 2017 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award on Feb. 24, will receive the prestigious trophy, which depicts the legendary George (The Iceman) Woolf, in a Winner’s Circle ceremony between races at Santa Anita next Sunday, March 26.Established to honor the memory of Woolf, who died following a spill on Santa Anita’s Club House turn on Jan. 3, 1946, the Woolf Award was first presented by Santa Anita in 1950 and this year marks the 68th anniversary of the honor that can only be won once.Voted on by jockeys nationwide, the Woolf Award seeks to recognize riders who have not only achieved a high degree of success in the saddle, but who have conducted both their personal and professional lives in a manner that brings credit to the sport of Thoroughbred racing and to them personally.Born in Toronto on March 11, 1965, Elliot celebrated his 52nd birthday on Santa Anita Handicap Day, March 11. A strong finisher who is also an outstanding judge of pace, Elliott, best known for capturing the 2004 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes with Smarty Jones, has now amassed more than 4,700 career wins.One of five 2017 Woolf finalists, Elliott outpolled contemporaries Kerwin Clark, Julien Leparoux, Glen Murphy and Scott Stevens. Santiago Gonzalez13113221710%40%$675,443 J. Keith Desormeaux4494620%43%$509,505 KING RICHARD ON A ROLL AT SANTA ANITA 24/7 James Cassidy4588318%42%$427,091 -30-last_img read more

2015 Ohio Crop Tour I-75 Day #2 Video Recap

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As we expected, yields improved dramatically as we headed into southern Ohio. The consistency of the crops and the yields showed the difference in the weather. The Day 2 average for the I-75 leg of the tour 192.8 bushels.last_img

Preseason planter maintenance tips

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Jonah JohnsonHopefully by now you have begun to service and prepare your planter for a successful crop initiation. Set yourself up for a successful planting season and a prosperous harvest by taking time to ensure your planter has been calibrated and set to handle the varying seed size that we are experiencing this year. Below are some guidelines to assist in properly adjusting your planting equipment. Planter frame adjustmentHitch and toolbar height: Tractor hitch heights may vary due to tire size, tractor manufacturer, and type of planter. Hitch height should be raised to level toolbar for best planter performance. The tool bar height should be 20 to 22 inches from ground level. Make sure it is level or running slightly uphill to provide correct down-pressure from springs.Seed transmission systems: Check sprockets, chains, bearings, meter drives and insecticide drives daily. Any vibration in the drive system will end up at the meters and cause spacing issues. Seed furrow creationIf using no-till coulters, they need to be a quarter inch above the openers, make sure the depth is not set to deep. Coulters should run a quarter inch above Tru-Vee openers.If coulters are too deep the seed will be planted too deep and the openers won’t turn. Row cleaner settingSet your planter’s row cleaners deep enough to remove trash and not throw soil. In some cases, floating cleaners may help. Floating row cleaners follow contours and are less likely to “trench” or “hover” when compared to “locked” row cleaners. Check opening disks for proper seed furrowCheck opening disks for wear and alignment. Disks should form a “V” trench, not a “W.” In general, regardless of equipment manufacturer, disks must be replaced when they lose half an inch in diameter. Seed singulationFor finger units, check brushes and fingers for wear. Replace worn or grooved faceplates and replace seed conveyors with missing ladders. In vacuum systems, check for air leaks and worn seals around the metering units.Larger seed size in 2017 will require increased use of talc, graphite or a combination of the two to assist your respective planter handle varying seed size. Seed drop and coveringCheck seed tubes and tube guards for wear, bending or deformation and repair as needed. Vibration or bounce of the row unit can cause tumbling and poor seed spacing. Seed firmers help eliminate gaps between the seed and the bottom of the seed trench which helps create good seed-to-soil contact and uniform depth within the seed trench. Gauge wheels should slightly rub on the disk opener to help create a good seed trench and keep the openers clean.Keep in mind that too much down force will create sidewall compaction. In tougher, wet soils, spiked closing wheels may help prevent sidewall compaction. Whole planter inspectionsCentral fill systems: Seed bridging in the seed tank and seed plugging in the seed hose are common issues. Symptoms of seed bridging include no seed and too much air in the mini hoppers. If this occurs, assess whether the tank pressure is set to the recommended setting and whether the tank agitator is turning when the fan is running. Make sure the agitator pins are centered over seed nozzle openings and then adjust tank pressure by one pound until seed begins to flow.Symptoms of seed plugging include seed stuck in the seed delivery hose between the tank and mini hopper or in the elbow of the mini hopper. To remedy this situation, make sure the tank pressure is set correctly for the crop being planted. You may also need to unplug the agitator motor to allow less seed to be picked up. For small seed, use tank nozzle inserts. Seed lubricantsProper use of talc and graphite may eliminate a lot of potential problems. Talc removes static and graphite lubricates seed while moving through the system. Use rates may need to increase for large treated seed and when temperature and humidity are high. Check your respective equipment manufacture’s manuals for recommended amounts of seed lubricant. Also, your seed dealer may have specific recommendations to improve seed flowability.For more information, visit Pioneer GrowingPoint agronomy at pioneer.com/agronomy.Sign up to receive the latest agronomy updates for your geography from DuPont Pioneer at pioneer.com/signup.last_img read more

Milan a ‘long way off’ Juve – Maldini

first_imgPaolo Maldini insists AC Milan remain way behind Juventus in the battle for supremacy in Italy.The 50-year-old was speaking after Gennaro Gattuso’s side were held to a 1-1 draw at Cagliari, leaving them with a record of one win, one draw and one defeat from their opening three Serie A games in 2018-19.In contrast, Juventus have won all four of their league matches and Maldini – who is in his first season as the club’s sporting strategy and development director – accepted that the Rossoneri are unlikely to push for the title. 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! “The anti-Juventus? Let’s be serious, we’re still a long way off being that,” club legend Maldini told Sky. “We’re aiming to reach the top four in the league and have a great run in the Europa League.”Projects are important, but you can’t yet compare Milan to Juventus.”The former defender, who retired in 2009 after making 902 appearances across 24 years with the club, underlined his determination to nurture young players and put in place strong foundations upon which Milan can build.The club’s last Scudetto came in 2010-11, and the only domestic honours added to Milan’s trophy cabinet since then are two Supercoppas Italiana.”This is a serious project, we want to take Milan back to the highest levels,” said Maldini.”We have to take care of the mentality, there are young players who are not yet convinced of what they can do and who have to find self-confidence.”Dialogue with us directors could be important for them.”Gattuso’s men will travel to Luxembourg on Thursday for the first game of their latest Europa League venture, before facing Atalanta at the San Siro in their next Serie A fixture on Sunday.last_img read more

LG V40 ThinQ coming soon: Top features, expected launch date, India price and everything that we know so far

first_imgLG V40 ThinQ is coming! LG is launching the successor to its LG V35 ThinQ at a special event in New York on October 3 and in Seoul 4. Ahead of its launch, the internet is buzzing with the rumours of the Korean electronics giant’s upcoming smartphone. Earlier this month, LG shared a 10-second long video clip of its upcoming smartphone on its Korean newsroom. The video showed an image being captured from three different angles, indicating the presence of a triple camera setup at the back of the phone.But now, just days before the official launch, the alleged specs sheet of the phone has been leaked by the Android Guides. And unlike the rumours circulating on the social media, details available via the leaked specs sheet suggest that the phone would sport a dual camera setup with a 16MP and a 12MP sensor at the back.While LG so far hasn’t divulged any details about its upcoming V-series smartphone, there are plenty of details available online to keep the fans and enthusiasts all excited. Here’s a quick summary of everything we know about LG’s upcoming smartphone.Features– LG V40 ThinQ is likely to feature support for Quad DAC and Stereo Speaker Boombox audio technologies. The feature was spotted in LG G7+ ThinQ, which was launched earlier this year and the company is likely to continue supporting the feature in its upcoming smartphone with ThinQ branding.– Besides this, the V35 ThinQ successor is expected to come with a separate button for invoking Google Assistant- another feature that was spotted in G7+ ThinQ.advertisement Image CourtesyL Slash Leaks– In terms of design, the phone is likely to sport thin bezels on top and bottom and on the sides along with a notch that is likley to house two camera sensors.– The phone is likely to measure 158.7×75.8×7.79 mm and come with IP68 water and dust resistant technology.Specifications– Word is that the upcoming LG V40 ThinQ will sport a 6.4-inch quad HD POLED display. The leaked specs sheet seems to be confirming these details. Additionally, the leaked specs sheet also revealed that the phone will come with a resolution of 3120×1440 pixels.– LG V40 ThinQ is likely to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, another details which the specs sheet seems to be confirming.– As far as the camera is concerns, leaks so far suggests that V40 ThinQ will come with a triple camera rear setup with a 16MP lens with a focal length of f/1.9, a 12MP lens with a with focal length of f/1.5 and a 12MP lens with a focal length of f/2.4. However, as mentioned before, the leaked specs sheet suggests that the phone will come with a dual rear camera setup with a 12MP and a 16MP sensor. Image Courtesy: My Smart Price– As far as the front camera is concerned, the phone is expected to come with an 8MP and a 5MP camera.– In terms of memory, while the previous leaks suggest that the LG V40 ThinQ could sport 6GB RAM with up to 128GB storage space, new leaks indicate that the phone could come with a bigger 8GB RAM.– The phone is likley to ship with the latest version of Android Oreo. However, some leaks also suggest that V40 ThinQ could run on Android 9 Pie.– As far as the battery is concerned, LG V40 ThinQ will be powered by a 3,300mAh battery, a detail that has remained constant throughout the course of rumours.Price and AvailabilityLG has been steadily increasing the price of its V series smartphones. Earlier this year, LG launched its V35 ThinQ at a price of $900. Besides this, LG V30+ is available in India for Rs 60,000. So we don’t anticipate V40 ThinQ to be any cheaper. The phone could easily cost around $1,000.ALSO READ: New LG V40 ThinQ image shows front design with screen notchAs far as the availability is concerned, LG is yet to launch its V35 ThinQ in India. So, it’s highly unlikely that the phone would make its way to India anytime soon.last_img read more