first_img SHARE Home News Feed Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for March 20, 2018 Previous articleFlooded Farmers Working to get Fields in Shape for PlantingNext articleMorning Outlook Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Ryan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for March 20, 2018 Minor changes this morning to our forecast for southern Indiana. Moisture pushed a little farther north overnight, and with cold air blasting in this morning, we are seeing precipitation end as some snow. There will be minor accumulations of wet snow south of I-70, and in some spots we can see up to a coating to an inch or two. This will not hang around long term, but the snow does not completely push off to the east until midday or early afternoon. Areas to the north of I-70 see only clouds and much colder air.Strong north winds remain in our forecast for tomorrow. These winds will trigger some wrap around snows in Ohio, but we still don’t think anything is able to gain traction back here. We will keep tomorrow, Thursday and Friday dry over the state. Temps stay cold tomorrow and Thursday, but start to moderate just a bit on Friday as south winds arrive ahead of our next front.That system moves in for Saturday. Rain totals will easily be .25”-1” over the entire state, unchanged from yesterday’s thoughts. The upper end of the range will from potential thunderstorm action later Saturday afternoon and evening, mostly from central Indiana back into northeast IL. All rains still look to be done by Sunday morning but as temperatures fall behind the front, we are opening the possibility that the precipitation ends as wet snow over a large part of the state. We can see minor accumulations of a coating to an inch once again.  The map above is a snapshot of potential action Sunday eveningDry for Sunday afternoon and Monday of next week. But, then the pattern becomes a little more active. WE have showers that move through overnight Monday night through Tuesday bringing .05”-.5” to about 70% of the state. Then we take a minor break with dry weather Tuesday night and Wednesday, followed by another batch of scattered showers for Thursday, adding another .25” over 60% of the state.Moderate to heavy rains arrive for Easter weekend on the 31st and 1st. We are raising rain totals to .5”- 2” over 100% of the state. This will be a very moisture laden system. But then we go dry for the 2nd through the 5th for the remainder of the extended forecast window. By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 20, 2018 SHARElast_img read more

first_imgIn the second quarter of the Baltimore Ravens’ 34-31 Super Bowl XLVII win over the San Francisco 49ers, former Syracuse defensive tackle Arthur Jones made one of the game’s biggest plays.The Ravens held a 7-3 lead, but the 49ers were driving. Then Jones made his play. Baltimore linebacker Courtney Upshaw stripped San Francisco running back LaMichael James at the 25-yard-line. Jones jumped on the ball, and the Ravens scored their second touchdown of the game on the resulting possession.Jones also added a sack in the third quarter, one play before the power went out, resulting in a 34-minute delay.Another former Orange star, linebacker Jameel McClain, will also get a Super Bowl ring. He was inactive for the game with a spinal contusion. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on February 3, 2013 at 11:17 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgChancellor Kent Syverud celebrated the success of the Syracuse men’s and women’s basketball teams and responded to analysts who have questioned if the Orange belong in the Final Four in an email to the community.“Many observers gave them little chance of advancing deep into their NCAA tournaments,” Syverud wrote in an email sent Friday afternoon. “Through total commitment, these young men and women have gone farther than most analysts thought they could ever go.”On Saturday night, the Syracuse (23-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) men’s basketball team will take on North Carolina (32-6, 14-4) in the national semifinal. On Sunday night, the SU (29-7, 13-3) women’s basketball team will face Washington (26-10, 11-7 Pac-12) with a trip to the national title on the line. The men’s team is a No. 10 seed, while the women are making their first Final Four appearance in program history. Syverud complimented SU’s athletes while also taking aim at media that have discounted the teams’ performance.“Some observers, without logic, tie our team and our student-athletes to problems that occurred before they came here,” Syverud wrote. “That totally misreads the nature of this success.”He added that the athletes on both teams embody the spirit of Syracuse, and complimented the effort and work ethic it took to get to this point. His favorite image of the tournament so far, he said, is guard Michael Gbinije reaching out to Virginia guard London Perrantes in the midst of the celebration of Syracuse’s improbable comeback win over the No. 1 seed Cavaliers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyverud said he has a commitment to teach on Saturday and will be watching the men’s game against North Carolina with students on campus, but he will attend every other game in Indianapolis and Houston.Here is the entire text of Syverud’s email:Dear Orange Friends:It has been 30 months since I became a member of the Syracuse University community. During that time, I’ve had the privilege of seeing the heart and selfless effort of so many of our students. I’ve seen it in their academic work, social lives, and their community outreach. I have also seen the same traits in our student-athletes, who pour the same energy into their respective teams. Sometimes the result is a championship. More often, the result is simply the exhausted satisfaction of a communal effort. In every case, these young men and women proudly represent our university and community.This is the real gift of what’s happened with both Syracuse basketball programs. Over the past few weeks, our men’s and women’s teams have raised a selfless ethic into the national spotlight. In Syracuse, we always believe in our Orange. Yet what these teams have accomplished goes far beyond the ordinary. Many observers gave them little chance of advancing deep into their NCAA tournaments. Through total commitment, these young men and women have gone farther than most analysts thought they could ever go.On Saturday, I have a longstanding commitment to teach a two-day MBA course on campus that concludes Sunday. I will be watching Saturday’s game with students on campus, but I will be at every other game in Indianapolis and Houston. I am certain of one outcome. Just like every student in my class, every player will contribute. It might happen during the game. It might be due to months of hard work in a supporting role, in practice.For that reason, it is disappointing to see some national commentators attempting to diminish these achievements. We’ve read and heard arguments that our teams somehow take these victories for granted. Some observers, without logic, tie our team and our student-athletes to problems that occurred before they came here. That totally misreads the nature of this success. We are proud of these teams because they embody the spirit of Syracuse. Our student-athletes clearly understand what their effort means to their university, to the larger Upstate New York region and to a joyous global family of Syracuse alumni.If you ask for my most cherished image of the tournament so far, it is this: Michael Gbinije helped lead our team to a remarkable comeback victory over Virginia that sent Syracuse to the Final Four. Yet he quietly removed himself from that celebration on the court. Instead, he went to the Virginia bench. He comforted London Perrantes, who was overcome by grief after his team lost. The image was captured by Washington Post photographer John McDonald. The photo is perfect. It reinforces every aspect of what Syracuse is. Hardworking, resilient, and kind.That gesture is a summary of the qualities that really matter. It is part of the greater meaning of an education. Certainly, I am proud of what both teams have accomplished. What makes me proudest of all is the effort and action shown by our young men and women. They epitomize the best of Syracuse in a way that transcends basketball. That, above all else, explains the joy we feel this week.That gesture is a summary of the qualities that really matter. It is part of the greater meaning of an education. Certainly, I am proud of what both teams have accomplished. What makes me proudest of all is the effort and action shown by our young men and women. They epitomize the best of Syracuse in a way that transcends basketball. That, above all else, explains the joy we feel this week.Sincerely,Chancellor Kent Syverud Comments Published on April 1, 2016 at 3:49 pm Contact Brett: [email protected] | @Brett_Samuels27 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_img11 June 2013South Africa’s women’s football team, Banyana Banyana, were too strong for Mozambique in an international friendly played at KaNyamzane Stadium in Nelspruit on Sunday, romping to a 5-0 victory.“I am very happy with the performance today,” coach Joseph Mkhonza said after the match.“The girls stuck to the game plan and even the new players were not overwhelmed by the international stage. There are however a few things that we will need to work on before the match against Zimbabe [on Saturday]. Overall I am happy with what I saw.”ControlThe contest started slowly but the experience of the Banyana Banyana team began to show the longer it progressed. After taking control of the game, South Africa gained momentum and began to rattle a shaky Mozambican defence.Silindile Ngubane broke the deadlock with a goal in the 37th minute and from then on it was one-way traffic as Mkhonza’s charges turned on the heat in emphatic fashion.The Sasol-sponsored side was all over the visitors after the opener and it was only a question of time before more goals were scored. Enjoying the Banyana Banyana display, the crowd responded with song and dance.Half-timeAt the break, the hosts had the upper hand and led 1-0. After the break, the flood gates opened.Picking up from where they had left off in the first half, the South African ladies needed just three minutes into the second half to net double their lead. It came courtesy of the unfortunate Celia Uate, who put the ball in her own net.Former national captain Amanda Dlamini was all but unstoppable and a constant thorn in the Mozambican flesh as she controlled the game with great aplomb from the midfield and it was her wonderful run down the right flank that resulted in Ngubane slotting her second and Banyana’s third goal of the match.Dlamini was once again instrumental in South Africa’s fourth goal. This time Nocawe Sikiti latched on to a well-timed Dlamini pass to chip the ball into the net and make it 4-0.Diski QueenCapping an inspired performance, Dlamini struck a goal of her own to seal a memorable 5-0 victory for the hosts. It was no surprise when she was named the Diski Queen of the game for her instrumental role in the victory.“I felt my performance on the field was fine, but I could have done better as there is always room for improvement,” she said.“The coaches have once again put their confidence in me and it is very humbling that I got to play my own game.”SAinfo reporter and South African Football Associationlast_img read more

first_imgSan Miguel Beer coach Leo Austria has never been a boastful kind of guy.He just speaks the truth each and every time.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated “Winning is a habit, it’s a lifestyle,” Austria said Monday as the PBA drummed up the Philippine Cup title series at Sambukojin in Eastwood, Libis, by having Austria and Magnolia counterpart Chito Victolero talk about their respective chances in the best-of-seven series tipping off Wednesday.San Miguel booked yet another trip to the Finals of the season’s most prestigious conference by flaunting its depth—that comes with remarkable poise—to overwhelm foes in the playoffs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Beermen will come into their latest clash with the Hotshots again as the overwhelming favorites to prevail, not only denying Magnolia the chance to get even after last season, but also to extend the conference’s unprecedented streak of title runs to five.Austria, though, is aware that he would have to guard against complacency and overconfidence. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Shades of the greatest Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “Nowadays, it’s really hard. Like I’ve always said, other teams in the PBA have become more competitive. They’re all improving in terms of skill and personnel,” he said.Magnolia has shown a lot of improvement of late, but the Hotshots will obviously come into this series as the more fatigued side.The Hotshots won their first championship under Victolero by ruling the Governors’ Cup last season against Alaska. Making it two straight is definitely a great motivation for this bunch.But Victolero knows what he’s up against, and promptly labeled the enemy as the “mighty” Beermen.“We experienced winning a championship last conference, and hopefully, that gives us motivation or boost our confidence going into the series,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

first_imgVirat Kohli is now the joint-most successful Indian Test captain in overseas conditions after Team India registered a historic win in the Boxing Day Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday. With the win at the MCG, India have now taken an unassailable 2-1 lead in the four-match series.The Boxing Day Test win at the MCG gave Virat Kohli his 11th away Test win as captain in just 24 Tests and he went equal with Ganguly on the record, who had achieved 11 away Test wins in 28 Tests as captain. On top of that, Kohli became the first Indian captain to retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy in Australia. India had defeated Australia 2-1 in the four-Test series during their tour of India in 2016/17.Kohli had said that this year would be an extremely important one for Team India given the Tests away from home. While India put up some good performances (especially Kohli and the pacers), they failed to win series in South Africa and England. However, in Australia, Virat Kohli’s India came out all guns blazing to at least get them into a position from where they cannot lose the series now.India vs Australia, Boxing Day Test: REPORT | DAY 5 HIGHLIGHTS | SCORECARDHowever, Kohli is in no mood to let up and is already marshalling his troops for the final Test in Sydney, starting January 2.”We are not going to stop here. This has given us more confidence to play more positive cricket in Sydney.”We’ve done well in all three departments, which is why we’ve retained the trophy. But we want to continue. This is how we played in South Africa too, and we’re ready for the final game,” Kohli said at the post-match press conference.advertisementTeam India achieved a plethora of records after the Boxing Day Test victory, here are all of them:Ishant Sharma has now taken the sixth most wickets for India in Tests. Ishant picked the last wicket of Nathan Lyon to wrap up the Boxing Day Test, which took his tally to 267 and he overcame Bishan Singh Bedi’s 266 wickets. He trails Anil Kumble (619), Kapil Dev (434), Harbhajan Singh (417), Ravichandran Ashwin (342) and Zaheer Khan (311).With four Test wins in 2018 away from home, Virat Kohli’s men now have the most away Test wins by an Indian team in a calendar year. The previous record was three Test wins, all in New Zealand, in 1968.Virat Kohli has never lost a Test match when he has won the toss. In the 21 Test matches he has won tosses in, he has won 18 of them while three ended in a draw. In the nine away Test matches he won the toss in, India won eight and drew one.Cheteshwar Pujara is the only batsman to register scores of 50+ in all of the four Test matches India have won in 2018 (Johannesburg, Trent Bridge, Adelaide and MCG)Rishabh Pant is the joint-most successful wicket-keeper in terms of dismissals inflicted in his debut year in Test cricket. Both Pant and Brad Haddin (2008) have 42 dismissals to their name in their debut year.Jasprit Bumrah’s 9 for 86 is the best-ever figures by an Indian pacer in Australia. He overhauled Kapil Dev’s 8 for 109 in Adelaide, 1985 and Ajit Agarkar’s 8 for 160 in Adelaide, 2003.Jasprit Bumrah has the most number of Test wickets (48) for an Indian in their debut calendar year while he is third in the overall list, behind Terry Alderman (54 in 1981) and Curtly Ambrose (49 in 1988).Rishabh Pant is the first Indian wicket-keeper to affect 20 dismissals (all catches) in a Test seriesJasprit Bumrah is the first Indian pacer to have taken nine wickets in a single Test match in AustraliaFor the second time in their history, India have won more than one Test match in a series in Australia. They previously won two in 1977-78 series.Jasprit Bumrah has taken the most number of wickets (48) among Indian pacers in the first nine Test matches of his career. Venkatesh Prasad is behind him with 40 wickets in the first nine.For Australia: This is their third worst collective batting averages in a year in the past 100 years. They finished 2018 with a collective batting average of just 26.03.Also Read | Boxing Day Test: Virat Kohli shares dressing room photos after crushing AustraliaAlso Read | Tim Paine cries foul after Australia lose: We served India pitches that suit themAlso Read | Sachin Tendulkar thrilled with historic Boxing Day Test win: Incredible effort by IndiaAlso Read | India in Boxing Day Tests in Australia: 5 losses, 2 draws and finally a win! A recapAlso Read | Always dreamt of playing Test cricket: Jasprit Bumrah after record-breaking 9-wicket hauladvertisementlast_img read more

SpaceX plans to get humans on Mars

first_img SpaceX Plans Reusable Seven Person Capsule In order to get to Mars, they need to be able to transport a significant amount of cargo and people and this, according to Musk, will require a fully reusable rocket and they are working to make their Falcon 9 rocket just that. The Falcon 9 rocket is designed to generate 1700 metric tons of thrust which would make it easily capable of transporting satellites, cargo and humans.Unfortunately creating a fully reusable rocket is not proving easy. With just 0.3 percent of the Falcon 9 launch cost being propellant, the target is to create a complete launch system that is fully reusable in order to reduce the cost of launches. So far engineers have not been able to provide the level of protection needed to be able to reuse the first and second stages.On paper, they have created something that they hope will prove effective. They are looking at restarting the engines in order to slow down the first stage and shed some of the velocity. However, in order to do this, they have to look at payload loss of fuel in orbit, better thermal shielding and increased structural margins for recovery.Musk announced plans to demonstrate a new Falcon Heavy rocket in the later part of 2012 or the first part of 2013. This rocket will be capable of delivering 10 to 15 metric tons, but they hope to make it capable of delivering 50 metric tons and be fully reusable in the future.They are discussing a project with NASA to use their Dragon capsule and Falcon rocket for an exploratory mission to Mars and they hope to be ready for this mission by 2018. At an August conference hosted by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed plans for how they hope to get humans on Mars within the next 20 years. Explore further Citation: SpaceX plans to get humans on Mars (2011, August 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-08-spacex-humans-mars.html © 2010 PhysOrg.com This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more