Arsenal open FA Cup defence with 3-1 win

first_img NO PROBLEMS FOR MAN CITY City had no problems at Norwich. Sergio Aguero beat four players before converting for the opener, and assisted on the second, scored by Kelechi Iheanacho. Kevin De Bruyne added the third, shooting though the legs of goalkeeper John Ruddy. Eastleigh went 1-0 up over Bolton in the second half of their match, with an own goal by Bolton defender Dorian Dervite, but Darren Pratley saved humiliation by levelling moments from the end. Villa became the second Premier League side to fail to beat fourth-tier opposition. Villa captain Micah Richards gave his side the lead in the first half, but Joe Jacobson levelled for the Chairboys with a penalty. Everton beat Dagenham 2-0 at Goodison Park with goals from Aruna Kone and Kevin Mirallas. West Brom needed a last-minute goal from James Morrison to draw with second-tier Bristol City 2-2 and earn a replay, while Bournemouth came from a goal behind to beat Birmingham 2-1. Of other Premier League teams, Southampton lost 2-1 against Crystal Palace, Watford beat Newcastle 1-0, West Ham edged Wolverhampton 1-0, and Stoke beat Doncaster 2-1. LONDON (AP): Arsenal began their FA Cup defence with a 3-1 comeback victory against Sunderland and were joined in the fourth round by Manchester United and Manchester City yesterday. United laboured past Sheffield United 1-0 at Old Trafford, and Manchester City emphatically defeated Norwich 3-0. Also, Premier League side Aston Villa were held to 1-1 at fourth-tier Wycombe, while fifth-tier Eastleigh drew 1-1 with second-division side Bolton. It looked as if there could be a shock at Emirates Stadium, where the Premier League leaders fell behind to a Jermaine Lens strike after 17 minutes for Sunderland, who are second-to-last in the league. But Joel Campbell equalised, then two goals in three second-half minutes from substitute Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud ensured Arsenal moved on to the next round. “In the second half, we took over,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. “We played in their half, scored great goals, and created many chances.” United overcame Sheffield with a penalty from Wayne Rooney with time virtually up, but their performance against third-tier opposition was another display lacking attacking intent. When substitute Memphis Depay tried his luck with a low shot, which went comfortably wide in the 66th minute, it was United’s first attempt at goal, and was greeted with sarcastic cheers by supporters. Depay was felled in the box in the third minute of injury time by Dean Hammond, and Rooney scored from the spot.last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal man is to be sentenced for abusing seven of his neighbours over a 16 year period in the 80s and 90s.The Central Criminal Court has been told the defendant, who was 16 when he began abusing his victims, would carry out the sexual assaults when his mother went out to bingo.One of the victims described how he insisted on coming to her wedding, despite being asked to stay away. MAN ABUSED NEIGHBOURS WHEN HIS MOTHER WAS AT BINGO was last modified: April 15th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:abuseCENTRAL CRIMINAL COURTDonegal manneighbourweddinglast_img read more

Keep picnics safe this summer

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest July is National Picnic month. According to Cutco Kitchen, the concept of picnics has evolved over time from medieval hunting feasts to Renaissance-era country banquets to Victorian garden parties. Tales of Robin Hood enjoying a picnic of bread, ale and cheese under trees is one of the oldest picnicking stories. Victorian era picnics featured tables and chairs decked out with linens, china and guests were served gourmet food by servants. Picnics remain a favorite summer activity. Today we have picnics at parks, ball games, riverside, lakeside and reunions, but I think there is no better place for a picnic than a farm. Our Eat Local group auctioned off a dinner for six on our berry farm. The chef has created a four-course meal featuring everything strawberry complete with complimentary local wine. The lucky winners will be served on a shabby chic table all out decked out with flowers and china. They will enjoy their meal out in between two strawberry fields on our farm. I think it’s going to be a great time for them.Events like this are fun, but lurking behind every good picnic are micro-organisms just waiting to attack, states the confession of a post food poisoning victim. Yep that’s me. It all started so innocently at a family reunion I attended two days before my first day of high school. It became a day that is seared in my mind like no other. Now this was back before the times of the Food Police and CSI DNA methods, so the culprit was never found. Although as with most victims, it was likely either the potato salad with eggs or homemade ice cream. I love both! To this day, I HATE family reunions. I avoid them as much as possible as well as most potential hazardous foods unless I know who made it and their food handling techniques.It seems with recalls and reports of food borne pathogens in recent headlines, food borne illness is on the rise. False. We still live in a country with the safest food supply. The CDC reports that 48 million people (that’s one in six Americans) are affected by food borne illness and that’s just the reported ones. The numbers have not changed significantly. Recent listeria and botulism outbreaks have been making the news, however even their incidence is not making significant changes. In 2012, Listeria even decreased, just not significantly and typically only 27 or 28 cases of foodborne botulism are reported each year. Even though these trends are encouraging, if you are affected it is very significant.The CDC states the top five most common foodborne illnesses in 2012 were:Norovirus.You get it from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces.How to prevent it: wash your hands. Don’t prepare food when you are sick. Cook seafood properly and wash your fruits and veggies before eating. Properly clean surfaces that were contaminated properly with a 5 to 25 tablespoons per gallon bleach mixture.SalmonellaYou get it from infected animal feces, cross contaminated foods.How to prevent it: wash your hands. Cook poultry, ground beef, and eggs thoroughly. Don’t eat raw eggs or unpasteurized milk. Avoid handling domestic reptiles. Use separate cutting boards and thawing areas for animal products and produce.Clostridium perfringensYou get it from: beef, poultry, gravies, and dried or pre-cooked foods that are typically prepared in big batches, cooled improperly and not reheated to proper temperatures.How to prevent it: put in smaller containers and cool properly within two hours. Reheat to proper temps.Campylobacter You get it from raw or undercooked poultry, meat, unpasteurized dairy products, contaminated water, poultry, and produce or from cross-contamination of water and other foods by these.How to prevent it: wash your hands, cook your poultry to 165 degrees, drink pasteurized milk and keep food prep areas sanitized.Staphylococcus aureusYou get it from infected food service worker and unpasteurized dairy productsHow to prevent it: wash your hands. Don’t prepare food if you have a nose or eye infection, hand/wrist wounds or infections. Keep food prep areas sanitized. Bottomline for safe picnicsKeep micro-organisms to a minimum this picnic season by simple food safety rules.Wash your hands.Keep cold food cold below 41 degrees and chill leftovers in small containers within two hours.Reheat hot foods to 165 degrees and keep higher than 140 degrees.Don’t cook when you are sick, or have hand wounds.Cook all animal products to proper temperatures, beef & pork 160 degrees, poultry 180 degrees.Keep your food prep areas clean with 5 to 25 tablespoons of bleach per gallon of water mixture.Drink and eat pasteurized dairy products.Wash produce with large amounts of cold or warm tap water and scrub with a brush. Do not use soap. Throw away the outer leafy vegetables such as lettuce and cabbage.When in doubt, throw it out!Wash your hands. Marinated vegetablesThis came from a friend of mine and is a big crowd pleaser. If there is a veggie you don’t like, just switch it out. We don’t care for mushrooms and olives in this house so we just add more of the other veggies.  Salad1 head cauliflower1 pound mushrooms1 bunch broccoli2 baskets cherry tomatoes1 can black olives3 zucchini  Dressing1/2c vinegar¾ c olive oil1 Tbsp. sugar1 Tbsp. dill2 cloves pressed garlic1 tsp. pepper½ tsp. salt Cut up all the veggies in bite sized pieces. Mix up dressing and pour over veggies. Marinate at least 24 hours.   Turkish shepherd saladI fell in love with this salad while dining with Paul’s Turkish customers. This is the best duplication I’ve found and it’s even better with fresh Ohio produce. Salad 1 head romaine lettuce, shredded1 pound tomatoes, chopped and drained¾ pound cucumbers, chopped1 green pepper, chopped½ purple onion, sliced thinlySliced olives, optional½ tsp. pepper¼ c chopped flat Italian parsley Dressing3 Tbsp. Red wine vinegar2 Tbsp. Olive Oil1/3 c Fat Free Feta cheese1 Tbsp. Dill, optional2 Tbsp. Mint, optional  Combine all chopped veggies and mix well. Pour dressing over and mix well. Top with feta cheese and serve. Yumilicious! Bean SaladThis is a very versatile salad. Choose your favorite 3 kinds of beans. Salad1 can black beans1 can garbanzo beans1 can soybeans1/2 large pepper1 medium purple onion2 cloves garlic pressed2/3 c parsley, chopped Dressing1/3 c cider vinegar2 Tbsp. olive oil2-4 Tbsp. sugarDash saltPepper to taste   Mix dressing and set aside. Drain and rinse beans. Mix together with chopped onion, pepper, garlic and parsley. Pour dressing over beans and marinate at least 24 hours. Watermelon with Balsamic and Feta foodnetwork.comThis might seem like a weird combo but its super good. Step out of the box and try it!1/4 cup good-quality balsamic vinegar1 tablespoon sugar8 (roughly 4 by 2-inch) pieces seedless watermelon4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled2 tablespoons shredded mint leavesIn a small saucepan, whisk together the balsamic vinegar and sugar. Cook over medium heat until reduced by half and syrupy, about 4 minutes. Stack 2 pieces of watermelon on each plate and drizzle with the balsamic reduction. Sprinkle with feta cheese and mint and serve.last_img read more

Fall and winter conditions offered significant challenges for manure application

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseThere has been ample fodder for frustration this fall and winter for agriculture in general, but it surely could be argued that few have faced more challenges due to the persistent wet weather during this time frame than those trying to follow the letter of the law when applying livestock manure to farm fields.Tim Wood is the sales manager for M&W Farm Supply, LLC that handles the manure from 14.75 million chickens at Trillium Farms locations around Marseilles, Mt. Victory and Croton. Conditions since last fall have been far from ideal for getting the poultry manure out of the barns and onto the fields.“Our intention each fall is to spread roughly 100,000 tons on close to 50,000 acres. So, we are kind of in a hole. We cover an 11-county area and typically harvest starts earlier in the north than the south. Around the 20th of September we had only spread around 1,500 tons. Things started to pick up after the 25th of September but we were literally shut down after the 25th of October. We had a few random runs here and there since then but it has been very limited due to the weather,” Wood said. “We had one really good week in mid-October for a 6-day window, but since late October the windows have been narrow at best. One of the nice things about our geography is the spread out harvest. But our farm customers, in some cases, were still trying to finish harvest. We have stockpiled 30,000 tons this winter for the spring application season with the limited windows we have had. The hauling burden is lessened somewhat but there is a lot of work to do.”The weather moving forward does not look much better. Because the manure M&W works with is from a commercial Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO), regulations for application are very stringent.“The top two inches of the soil cannot be saturated and we cannot apply if there is a forecast of 50% or greater chance that the following 24 hours will have a half inch or more of rain. That is a no go time for us, so we can be shut down a day or more ahead of a rain event. We rely on NOAA for the forecast,” he said. “And, we cannot spread on frozen ground. Even if our customers have a cover crop, we cannot spread manure from a CAFO on frozen ground. Our restrictions are tougher because our manure comes from a CAFO.”Adding more challenge for M&W is the limited availability of trucks to haul the manure.“There are lots of opportunities for dump truck drivers to haul rock and do things for State projects right now. It is always difficult to find enough trucks and in a good economy it is even worse,” he said. “Those jobs take priority over getting us trucks for manure hauling.”The other growing problem is the need for getting the manure out of the Trillium barns and storage facilities.“Trillium was a little nervous. The longer it stays in the barn the more composting happens and the more chances for spontaneous combustion,” Wood said. “We have storage facilities to hold the manure, but moving it around adds trucking costs.”Wood will be watching the fields and the forecasts closely from now until planting time with hopes that application opportunities arise.“A typical spring for us is 30,000 to 40,000 tons of application. That is a more frantic time because you have to be a step ahead of the planter or field cultivator. Now we are looking at 30,000 or 35,000 tons on top of that, our best hope is for a good, mild March and April that is not wet. We spent the winter stockpiling in fields,” he said. “A challenging fall is going to create a challenging spring.”One benefit to delayed application of the poultry manure is the quick use of the nutrients by the crops.“Right before planting you can take advantage of all of the nitrogen in the manure. We have customers who prefer spring application because of that,” Wood said. “The challenge in the spring is the potential for soil compaction and the logistics are a lot tighter.”Northwest Ohio-based Glen Arnold, the manure nutrient management systems
field specialist for Ohio State University Extension, said the challenge with manure application has been a statewide problem this fall and winter. Ohio State University Extension reported warmer and wetter than normal conditions at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) station at South Charleston recording 32 days with measurable rainfall totaling 9.91 inches in November and December. In these same two months the OARDC Hoytville location in northwest Ohio recorded 24 days with measurable rainfall totaling 6.04 inches. The OARDC weather station in Wooster recorded 24 days with measurable rainfall totaling 7.88 inches. Many parts of Ohio registered their wettest year on record in 2018. Many areas have had about 50 inches of precipitation where the normal is 35 to 39 inches. Columbus had 55 inches.“We probably did not have 10 days of manure application time total in the months of November and December in my area of the state and we have had very few days in January and February where we have the correct combination of field conditions and weather forecast to land apply manure. Sometimes fields have been too wet. Sometimes they have been frozen too deep for manure to be incorporated,” Arnold said. “The wet weather has certainly caused major disruptions to the normal fall and winter manure application schedule.”The situation impacts crop producers planning on the nutrients from the manure for their crops, the manure applicators and livestock producers running low on storage space.“Many livestock producers are facing storage issues and have sought to transfer manure to other storage facilities as they can find them. The weather limited manure application opportunities and, especially for dairy farms, resulted in more manure and wastewater needing to be land applied,” Arnold said. “Commercial manure applicators I have talked with still have customers asking for help.“Another issue is the wet weather prevented most livestock producers from getting cover crops established. This further restricts what field can be used for manure application unless the manure can be incorporated at application time or within 24 hours following application in the Western Lake Erie Basin. Had we known how wet the fall would be, many would have had cover crops flown onto fields needed for manure application. This seems simple in hindsight, but to get a good stand, incorporating cover crops usually works far better than aerial seeding them.”The challenges may be even more significant moving forward based on which Ohio watershed the fields for application are located.“In the Grand Lake St. Marys watershed, the winter manure application ban from Dec. 15 to March 1 is still in effect. Thus, no manure application would normally be allowed in January and February,” Arnold said. “In the Western Lake Erie Basin watershed, the application of manure to frozen and snow-covered soils requires there to be a growing crop in the field. This could be a pasture, alfalfa, clover, ryegrass or a rape crop. There must be enough vegetation visible to provide 90% cover of residue and growing vegetation, Radishes and oats would not qualify as a growing crop as both are typically winter killed. Manure can be applied to fields without growing crops if the manure is incorporated at the time of application or incorporated within 24 hours of application.”When manure is applied, Arnold advises the applicator to print out the weather forecast at the start of the manure application and to take measures beyond the law to minimize risks.“It is advisable to print out the weather forecast when you start applying manure so you have the needed proof if an unexpected storm drenches the area. is the most commonly accepted website for this forecast,” he said. “Although not required by law, winter manure application should follow the NRCS 590 standards, which limit solid manure application amounts to five tons per acre and liquid manure application amounts to 5,000 gallons per acre. These have 200-foot setback distances from ditches, streams and creeks and must be on slopes of less than 6% and less than 20-acre areas in size without additional buffers. For liquid manure applicators, examine fields for tile blowouts, monitor tile outlets before, during, and after manure application and any other situations that might allow manure to reach surface waters.”last_img read more

Congress protest political gimmick: Badal

first_imgTerming the Congress’ protest on the fuel prices a ‘political gimmick’, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday asked the party president Rahul Gandhi to practice what he preached and ask the State government to reduce taxes on petrol and diesel to give relief to the common man.“Mr. Gandhi should immediately ask Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to follow the example of Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan and reduce VAT and surcharge on petrol and diesel immediately,” said Mr. Badal.“Mr. Gandhi and the Punjab government should both explain this contradictory stand instead of shedding crocodile tears on petrol and diesel prices,” he added.Mr. Badal said that Capt. Amarinder had promised that the Congress if elected to power would reduce fuel prices substantially. “Capt. Amarinder is already one-and-a-half year too late in delivering on this promise. He should not delay taking this step any further,” he said.Mr. Badal said that in Punjab, the Congress protests on issue of petroleum prices was an attempt to shift attention from its own failure to address the issue.last_img read more

Rajasthan occupies second rank in employment generation

first_imgWith 16 crore man-days having been created under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA), Rajasthan has occupied second position in generating employment this year. The Congress government in the State also plans to hold social audit of NREGA works in every village panchayat twice a year.Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, who holds the rural development and panchayati raj portfolio, said in the State Assembly that the statutory powers given to the panchayat bodies would strengthen them, while 5.88 lakh rural families had completed 100 days of employment under NREGA in 2018-19, bringing third rank to the State in this respect.Replying to the demands of grants for his department in the Assembly during the ongoing budget session, Mr. Pilot said that 8.73 lakh works, among the 10.66 lakh NREGA works sanctioned in 2018-19, would benefit small and marginal farmers, families living below the poverty line and members of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Of these projects, 4.06 lakh were completed, against just 5,000 in 2017-18 during the previous BJP regime.The demands were passed by voice vote after the Minister’s reply. Mr. Pilot said nine lakh people were engaged in NREGA works in December last year and 32 lakh people were given work till March 2019 under a special campaign, “Kaam Mango Abhiyan” (Demand the Work), launched by the Congress government.‘Audit will check graft’Mr. Pilot, who is also president of the Pradesh Congress Committee, said social audit of NREGA works would bring transparency in the functioning of panchayat officials and help eradicate corruption.last_img read more

India’s medal hopefuls on Day 6

first_imgARCHERYWomen’s recurve: Dola Banerjee, L. Bombayala Devi, Deepika KumariMen’s recurve: Tarundeep Rai, Jayanta Talukdar, Rahul BanerjeeATHLETICSMen’s: Decathlon 110m hurdles (Joseph Vinod Pulimoottil, Bharat Inder Singh); 110m hurdles (Muthuswamy Pandi, Siddhanth Thingalaya); 800m (Manjit, Pankaj Dimri, Francis Sagayaraj Pathi)BOXINGLightweight Jai Bhagwan; Welterweight (Dilbag Singh); Middleweight Vijender Singh; super; Heavyweight Paramjeet SamotaCYCLINGWomen’s: 3,000m individual pursuit (Ch. Rameshwori Devi, Mahitha Mohan, P.O. Sayona)Men’s: Team sprint (Rajesh Chandrashekhar, Amrit Singh, Bikram Singh)HOCKEYWomen’s Gr A: Trinidad vs IndiaSHOOTINGMen’s: 10m air pistol singles (Omkar Singh, Gurpreet Singh); 25m rapid fire pistol singles (Vijay Kumar, Gurpreet Singh); 50m pairs final (Gagan Narang, Imran Hassan Khan); trap pairs final (Manavjit Sandhu, Mansher Singh) Women’s: Trap pairs final (Seema Tomar, Shreyasi Singh)SQUASHMen’s: Singles (Saurav Ghosal, Sandeep Jangra, Harinder Pal Sandhu, Siddharth Suchde)Women’s: Singles (Anaka Alankamony, Joshna Chinappa, Surbhi Misra, DipikaSWIMMINGMen’s: 50m freestyle; 1500m freestyle; 200m individual medleyWomen’s: 4x100m freestyle relay; 400m freestyle; 200m backstrokeWEIGHTLIFTINGMen’s: 85 kg (C. Mali)WRESTLINGWomen’s: Freestyle, 51 (Babita) & 59 kg (Alka Tomar)last_img read more

Axar Patel replaces Ravindra Jadeja for Pallekele Test

first_imgAxar Patel has been named in the India squad on Wednesday to replace Ravindra Jadeja for the third Test against Sri Lanka at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.Axar has played 30 One-Day Internationals for India where he picked 35 wickets and scored 170 runs. If Axar is picked in the 11-man squad, this will be his Test debut.After playing a starring role in the second Test against Sri Lanka, where he scored an unbeaten 70 and picked up a five-wicket haul in the second innings, Jadeja was banned for breaking the ICC Code of Conduct.On the third day of the second Test, Jadeja threw a ball at Malinda Pushpakumara when he hadn’t left the crease and the ball missed Dimuth Karunaratne narrowly. The umpires deemed this ‘dangerous’ and hence, ICC has banned him.”India’s Ravindra Jadeja has been suspended for the upcoming Pallekele Test after his accumulated demerit points reached six within a 24-month period following his latest breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for which he received a 50 per cent fine and three demerit points, an ICC release stated.Jadeja admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Richie Richardson of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.On Tuesday, Jadeja reached the pinnacle of the ICC Test rankings for all-rounders and while captain Virat Kohli congratulated the ‘sword master’ for the achievement, Jadeja thanked Kohli and MS Dhoni for their contribution in his success.India are looking for a series sweep after winning the Test series against Sri Lanka 2-0, thus registering their record eighth consecutive series win.advertisementThe third Test is set to begin on August 12.last_img read more

Video: Arizona Celebrated Win Over Utah With A Passionate Locker Room Ric Flair Speech

first_imgTip off between Missouri and Arizona.TUCSON, AZ – DECEMBER 13: The Arizona Wildcats tip off against The Missouri Tigers to begin the college basketball game at McKale Center on December 13, 2015 in Tucson, Arizona.(Photo by Nils Nilsen/Getty Images)Arizona scored a huge victory over No. 13 Utah on the road last night, and the Wildcats are making a serious case for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament later this month. To celebration the big win, two Wildcats decided to say a few words in the locker room. But it wasn’t your normal “rah rah” type of motivational speech. Nope, it was an ode to former professional wrestler Ric Flair. Stanley Johnson and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson led the way:Here’s a video of Flair’s shtick. We’re not sure why the Arizona players identify with it, but it’s definitely amusing.last_img read more

Workers death at Jharsuguda plant unfortunate probe on to find exact accident

first_imgNew Delhi: Terming the recent death of a worker at its Jharsuguda plant in Odisha as “unfortunate”, mining major Vedanta Ltd has said that investigation is still on and there was no safety lapse on the part of the company.”We had a very unfortunate accident a couple of weeks back and we are extremely saddened by that…Investigation was still on,” Ajay Kapur, CEO, aluminium and power, Vedanta, told PTI.A worker was found dead at the railway siding area on the plant premises of Vedanta Aluminium Ltd in Jharsuguda a couple of weeks back. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”At Jharsuguda, there was an accident which was unfortunate…I think there was no lapse on account of safety or on account of our focus on safety,” Kapur said.”The fatality actually happened when the electrification of the railway line was going on,” he said and explained that “this man was a lineman (disengages the engine with the wagon) and in that process he made some judgemental calls which led to this accident”. Stating that the company follows global safety standards and the accidents should never happen, he said that the airlines sector, which is regarded as one of the safest industries, “also does get into frequent news but you have to see the percentage”.Vedanta — leading producer of aluminium in India — produced 1.95 million tonnes of the metal in 2018-19. The company has two aluminium smelters. It operates a two million tonnes per annum (MTPA) alumina refinery in Lanjigarh, Odisha.last_img read more