The seven activists were involved in anti-racism protests in Jayapura in August last year following a racially charged incident involving Papuan university students living in a dormitory in Surabaya, East Java. The students were physically and verbally attacked by security personnel and members of local mass organizations, who accused them of refusing to celebrate Indonesia’s 74th Independence Day.While the protests in Jayapura started out peacefully, they later turned violent, resulting in dozens of injuries and several buildings being damaged. The seven activists were arrested in Jayapura and were later moved to be tried in Balikpapan for security reasons.The seven defendants in the trial in Balikpapan include Buchtar Tabuni, an executive of pro-Papuan independence group United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), as well as Agus Kossay and Stevanus Itlay of the National Committee of West Papua (KNPB).They also include Jayapura University of Science and Technology (USTJ) student union head Alexander Gobai, Cenderawasih University student union head Ferry Gombo and USTJ students Irwanus Uropmabin and Hengki Hilapok.Read also: UI students file amicus brief on behalf of Papuan protesters charged with treasonThey have undergone judicial proceedings since January and have faced trials since February this year, including online trials since April amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Prosecutors are seeking between five and 17 years of prison for the seven activists.On Friday, Papuan interfaith leaders issued a statement to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, urging him to release the defendants unconditionally, saying that the state must be able to distinguish between treason and reaction to racism.The statement was issued by 26 leaders of different religious organizations that included Christian and Catholic confederations and the Papua chapters of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), the Indonesian Buddhist Union and Parisada Hindu Dharma Indonesia.They observed that the legal process against the defendants was not procedural, citing arbitrary arrests and alleged intimidation that occurred during arrest. The leaders also slammed law enforcement for allegedly failing to uphold the principle of presumption of innocence during the investigation as well as the transfer of the defendants outside Papua.“To uphold the truth and the values of justice in this country, we require that the state be present and play a serious role in resolving the problem of racism and upholding the law in a just and dignified manner,” the statement read.Topics : Video footage posted on the Indonesian People’s Front for West Papua’s (FRI-West Papua) Twitter account showed that newly released former political prisoners, including Surya Anta and Ariana Elopere, were also among the crowd.Similar rallies took place in other cities including Balikpapan, Jayapura and Sorong in Papua, Bogor in West Java, Yogyakarta and Malang in East Java, Indonesian human rights lawyer Veronica Koman said.“The protests are carried out concurrently today because the judges in Balikpapan [district court] will hand down the verdicts on Wednesday,” she told the Post.Read also: Human Rights Watch urges authorities to free Papuan activists on trial for 2019 protests Protests took place simultaneously in several cities in Indonesia on Monday demanding that authorities drop all charges and release seven Papuan activists accused of treason at the Balikpapan District Court in East Kalimantan for their involvement in anti-racism protests in Jayapura, Papua last year.In the capital city, dozens participated in a rally held in front of the Supreme Court building in Central Jakarta on Monday at around 1 p.m. The protestors were seen holding banners that read “Free 7 Papuan political prisoners without conditions” along with the hashtag #PapuanLivesMatter.Based on The Jakarta Post’s observation, dozens of security personnel from the National Police and some from the Indonesian Military (TNI) were deployed to the scene, occasionally warning demonstrators through megaphones to obey health protocols.
Advertisement Luke Shaw was struggling to come to terms with Manchester United’s defeat (Picture: Getty)Luke Shaw and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer held ‘frank and open talks’ after the defender felt he was to blame for Manchester United’s FA Cup exit to Wolves, according to reports.The defender failed to deal with a long clearance from Wolves in the build-up to their second goal at Molineux, which made Marcus Rashford’s injury time goal a mere consolation.Shaw has been first choice since the 46-year-old replaced Jose Mourinho and enjoys a friendly relationship with the Norwegian.However, the Sun claim the pair had a ‘frank’ discussion after the defeat at Molineux as Shaw was struggling to come to terms with the loss.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 25 Mar 2019 2:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link342Shares Solskjaer showed his support for Shaw (Picture: Getty)Shaw is said to feel to blame for the defeat and feels the defence as a whole underperformed on a difficult night in the west country.AdvertisementAdvertisementSolskjaer assured Shaw that the defeat was not his fault and that the club still had plenty to play for in the remainder of the season.The Red Devils are outside the Champions League positions and will be hoping at least one of Arsenal and Tottenham can slip-up during the run-in.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsUnited also face Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.Solskjaer will be hoping Marcus Rashford, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial can return to fitness in time for their clash against Watford on Saturday.Jesse Lingard should be fit but there are doubts about Nemanja Matic and Shaw.MORE: Neville reveals the four Manchester United signings he’d love Solskjaer to make this summer Comment Ole Gunnar Solskjaer holds ‘frank’ talks with Luke Shaw after Manchester United’s FA Cup exit
The 24-year-old Keller is in his third season with Kansas City after joining the organization as a Rule 5 selection in December 2017. “Of course I was devastated when I heard the news … that I had two positive tests,” Keller said in a statement Tuesday. “I was sent home yesterday and was hoping the first test was a false positive, but I got the word today that the second test also came back positive and I have to go into isolation. I am experiencing minor symptoms that remind me more of an allergy attack. Other than that, I feel great and have no other symptoms,”The 26-year-old O’Hearn said he was shocked his test was positive because he’s asymptomatic and feels fine physically. He’s also in quarantine. O’Hearn played in 105 games for the Royals last year, his second stint with the big league club, hitting 14 home runs.___ New York Liberty guard Asia Durr will miss the upcoming WNBA season after testing positive for the new coronavirus on June 8.Durr detailed her struggles with COVID-19 in a post on Instagram. The former Louisville star says she hasn’t fully recovered.The second pick of the 2019 WNBA draft averaged 6.7 points in her rookie season, starting 15 of her 18 appearances before being sidelined for the season with a hip injury.“Asia worked extremely hard this offseason to put herself in position to take a major leap forward in her second WNBA season,” Liberty general manager Jonathan Kolb said. “While we are disappointed that we will need to wait a bit longer to see her emerge as one of the bright young players in the game, we fully recognize and support the difficult decision she had to make amidst unprecedented circumstances. Brooklyn will be ready for her in 2021.”___ Red Sox manager Roenicke said Tuesday that starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez and prospect Bobby Dalbec have both tested positive for the new coronavirus.Rodriguez has yet to report to camp after previously informing the team that he had been around relatives who had been ill. Dalbec, a 25-year-old third baseman, is also at home and currently is asymptomatic. Roenicke said that he intended to have Rodriguez start on opening day. “Just unfortunate that we might not be able to still do it,” Roenicke said. “We’ll have to wait and see.”Rodriguez posted a career-high 19 wins and 34 starts in 2019. He also had a career-low 3.81 ERA. The Cleveland Indians are keeping outfielder Franmil Reyes away from training camp after they spotted him on social media attending a weekend holiday party without wearing a mask.Manager Terry Francona said Reyes is not in any trouble with the team. But by not practicing social distancing or wearing a mask he exposed himself — and his teammates — to infection, and the team is being overly cautious.Francona said Reyes, who was traded to Cleveland last season from San Diego, will have to be re-tested for the virus “when it’s appropriate.”“He’s not in the penalty box,” Francona said. “It’s just the way we have to operate right now. So, hopefully we’ll see him soon.”Francona said Reyes, who hit 37 homers combined for the Padres and Indians last season, apologized for not being more careful. July 7, 2020 Associated Press The Latest: Test results late, Cubs delay workout Oklahoma and Texas officials are cautiously optimistic that their annual football showdown still will be played at the Cotton Bowl in the Fair Park in Dallas, despite the announcement Tuesday that the fair would be canceled.Oklahoma-Texas is one of the longest-running and most intense rivalries in college football. This year’s game is scheduled for Oct. 10.“Though we certainly respect and understand the decision of the folks in Dallas on their cancellation of this year’s State Fair of Texas, we fully anticipate that our annual Red River Showdown with Oklahoma will be played in the Cotton Bowl and are continuing to prepare for that,” Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte said in a statement.Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione said in a statement that “the best thing all of us can do at this time is closely follow CDC guidelines to reduce the spread of the virus.”___ The club from the Black Sea town of Varna says 12 players are among the positive cases and adds “all players who tested positive are quarantined and we have taken the necessary precautions.”Cherno More played a league game against Tsarsko Selo in Sofia on Thursday. The laboratory that conducted pre-match tests admitted the following day that it had not announced that one of the players on the team from Sofia had tested positive.Cherno More says the club is still ready to play on Tuesday against Arda Kardzhali despite the positive tests. The quarantined players would be replaced by members of the team’s junior squad.___The Austrian soccer league has started an investigation into testing procedures for the new coronavirus of all 16 second-division teams after three players from one club tested positive over the weekend. ___Major League Soccer has postponed Wednesday night’s match between Nashville and Chicago Fire.MLS says five Nashville players have received positive tests for the new coronavirus since arriving in Orlando. Two players received positive results during the weekend, while three others got their positive results Monday night. Four other Nashville players need further testing after receiving inconclusive results.The league is continuing to evaluate Nashville’s participation in its tournament. FC Dallas withdrew Monday after 10 players tested positive for coronavirus.___ “He didn’t so anything bad,” Francona said. “We just have to live by certain guidelines right now.”___The reigning World Series champion Washington Nationals have resumed training camp after canceling workouts Monday because of new coronavirus testing delays.General manager Mike Rizzo said the team felt confident about getting back to Nationals Park for practices after receiving all player and staff test results from Friday. The American League champion Houston Astros also canceled workouts Monday and resumed Tuesday.A handful of players did not take part in workouts, including Starlin Castro, Juan Soto, Howie Kendrick and Victor Robles. Without naming names, Rizzo said two players tested positive for the coronavirus and that any players and staff who came into contact with them had to be re-tested Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Chicago Cubs delayed the start of their workout a few hours on Tuesday because they were awaiting some new coronavirus test results, manager David Ross said. The China Masters in Lingshui was canceled after already being moved from February to May and then to August.It was to be the first comeback event but that’s now expected to be the Chinese Taipei Open in Taipei from Sept. 1-6.The Dutch Open in Almere in October was also put off for this year.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Two members of Louisville’s men’s basketball program have tested positive for the new coronavirus and the team has suspended voluntary activities for two weeks.A news release from the school did not specify whether it was players or staff members who tested positive. It added that those impacted are being quarantined and proper protocols are being followed.___The R&A is going ahead with the Women’s British Open at Royal Troon without spectators.The Women’s British Open is set for Aug. 20-23 at Royal Troon along the Ayrshire coast of Scotland. It would be the first major on the LPGA Tour schedule that is played this year and it would be the week after the Ladies Scottish Open on the other side of the country just east of Edinburgh. Qualifying for the AIG Women’s British Open has been canceled. The R&A says the field will be comprised of leading players from the women’s world ranking and recognizing top performances at recent events on the world’s leading tours.The R&A says it will create a bio secure zone at Royal Troon for those essential to the championship. It says it will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure a safe championship without spectators.___The International Cycling Union says this year’s BMX world championships have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The event was scheduled to be held in Houston in May and was at first postponed. The league says each club must provide receipts and test results to prove that all players have been tested on a weekly basis since play resumed on June 5 after a 12-week break.The investigation comes after last-place Kapfenberger SV apparently breached the anti-coronavirus rules by failing to structurally test its players.The league opened proceedings against Kapfenberg on Monday.___Two more badminton tournaments have been canceled in the revamped calendar because of the coronavirus pandemic. The move came one day after slugger Kris Bryant criticized the lack of frequency of the tests and delays in getting results.Ross urged patience from everybody.“This isn’t a huge deal,” Ross said. “It seems a little bit bigger with what’s been going on with some teams the last day or so. I think, again, in everybody’s world we have to have a little bit of patience. We can’t just crush MLB because this is new to them, too, and the testing facility.”___The Kansas City Royals say right-hander Brad Keller and first baseman Ryan O’Hearn have tested positive for the new coronavirus. The UCI says no new host was found “despite its best efforts to come up with an alternative.”The next BMX worlds are scheduled to start in Papendal, Netherlands, in August 2021. That is one week after the Tokyo Olympics. Four BMX medal events are on the Olympic program.The UCI also says the 2020 season in BMX Freestyle Park and Flatland World Cup will not happen.___Sixteen players and officials from Bulgarian soccer club Cherno More have tested positive for the new coronavirus. ___The San Francisco Giants say they are “suspending workouts at Oracle Park, pending the results of tests conducted this past weekend.” On Monday, the club announced two people had tested positive for the coronavirus without providing further details on whether the two were players, coaches or staff. Prospect Hunter Bishop and pitcher Luis Madero, in the 60-player pool, already tested positive. This means no simulated games as planned for Tuesday, and Giants manager Gabe Kapler had said Monday he considered his club fortunate to not be dealing with any interruptions thus far.___
Wisconsin forward Mallory Deluce will try to help the Badgers regain their offensive touch against OSU.[/media-credit]The Wisconsin women’s hockey team, which has stumbled to a 2-2 record in its quest to repeat last year’s national championship, hosts Ohio State this weekend for a two-game series at the Kohl Center.After splitting two weeks ago in Bemidji, Minn., the Badgers have their work cut out for them if they wish to maintain an early presence in both WCHA and national standings.Interestingly enough, head coach Tracey DeKeyser’s Badgers have held steady puck control, exhibited appropriate effort and possess passable numbers in every stat, save for goals scored.Passing lanes have been hard to come by, and shots have been noticeably off the mark as early season rust has been amply visible in Wisconsin’s first two weekend splits. Despite returning a myriad of gifted goal-scorers, the team lost — be it through graduation or the Olympics — a handful of the nation’s top offensive players and are still struggling to replace that departed production.Wisconsin has seen a dozen different players find the score sheet, but not a single Badger has more than two points through the season’s first four games. Senior Mallory Deluce, who stands as the lone Badger with both a goal and an assist, believes goals will come with time and chemistry.“We’ve had lots of shots and lots of chances, but I think its just because it’s the beginning of the year — we’re just kind of getting used to each other,” Deluce said of the Badgers’ offensive struggles. “Once it starts, it will just keep going, hopefully.”The Buckeyes come to Madison winless in their last 21 games against the Badgers. Wisconsin will look to extend that streak through fundamental hockey with an extra focus on playing one game at a time, Deluce said after Thursday’s practice.“I hope we come out strong, [with a] good forecheck and just play like we can,” Deluce said of her goals for the team against Ohio State. “Play simple, get lots of shots and just worry about the first game first. ”As in their season-opening series with North Dakota, Wisconsin dropped Friday’s game last weekend in Bemidji, and also like in the series with North Dakota, the Badgers responded with an impressive win on Saturday night.DeKeyser expects the Buckeyes to be very much the same hardworking team she has faced in years past. Ohio State enters the series with 1-2-1 record, after posting a 6-20-2 mark in 2008-09.“OSU is always a hard-working team, they are a tough team that goes hard from one end to the other,” DeKeyser said. “They like to crash the net. They’re just a hard-working group.”OSU struggled with injuries last year and consequently failed to live up to sizeable expectations. However, they enter 2009-10 with improved health and return a formidable defensive unit, bolstered by a healthy sophomore Kelly Wild, as well as one of the WCHA’s most feared offensive threats in Natalie Spooner.“Natalie Spooner is a pretty good center. She’s tall, she’s strong, she’s a national team member for Canada,” DeKeyser said. “She’s a scoring threat, so we’ll be wary of her and be conscious of her when she’s on the ice.”Considering Wisconsin’s early season struggles, it comes as no surprise that DeKeyser and her staff have had the Badgers focus primarily on improving themselves as opposed to applying heavy focus on their opponent.“We try to figure out what to do with their special teams, try and have a plan in action for penalty kill, (and) focus on face-offs,” DeKeyser said. “[We’ve focused] not so much with regards to what they do, but what we do ourselves.”
Revenge, redemption, rematch — Syracuse had heard it all since last Monday when its NCAA tournament draw was announced. On the forefront, the eighth-seeded Orange would open tournament play against Nebraska, a major-conference opponent and a 20-game winner.But the way the Greensboro region aligned, a second-round matchup against No. 1 seed South Carolina couldn’t be ignored. Just four months earlier, the Orange fell to the then-top-ranked Gamecocks by four points after leading by 10 with seven minutes to go.Eventually, SU did earn the rematch, but on Sunday it squandered its chance at rebuttal. The Orange (22-10, 11-5 Atlantic Coast) was obliterated by the Gamecocks (32-2, 15-1 Southeastern), 97-68, at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina. The defeat marks the second consecutive year SU’s season in the second round of the NCAA tournament.“Early on we really wanted to get out and pressure, but we got down six fouls to one and there was nowhere to go from there,” Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “When one of your best players (Briana Day) is out of the game against one of the top interior teams in the country, you’re going to struggle.”South Carolina began to pull its starters with seven minutes to go, and at one point led by as many as 31. The Gamecocks’ 97 points set the NCAA tournament single-game record for most points.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU point guard Alexis Peterson scored 23 points for the Orange, which ties Kayla Alexander (2010-13) for the most points scored by an SU player in an NCAA tournament game. But the Orange had just three players in double digits compared to six South Carolina players scoring 12 points or more.Peterson scored five early points for the Orange, but the Gamecocks went on a 9-2 run on the shoulders of Asia Dozier, who the Orange left wide open before she made her first three 3-point attempts. Day recorded two quick fouls, and was replaced by Bria Day just 3:50 in.After an initial wave of shooting from the outside, the Gamecocks pounded the paint with 6-foot-4 center Alaina Coates and 6-foot forward Aleighsa Welch. The two combined for 20 first-half points as USC took a 53-25 lead into the break — a stretch during which five SU players had committed two or more fouls.Hillsman said it was difficult for his team to play pressure defense when it kept committing fouls, and was forced to sit back unconventionally in its 2-3 zone.“It was really tough to play that way,” Hillsman said. “It’s not what we do.”The second half was just a formality, even though at one point the Orange cut its deficit to 20.Since an SU-USC matchup became a possibility last Monday, it’s been talked about ad nauseam. It was the third question asked to Cornelia Fondren during her post-selection show media availability, the fourth question asked to Peterson, and Briana Day talked about it before she was even asked.SU players answered questions with the typical “taking one game at a time” answer, but then commented on South Carolina anyway.But Coates, speaking to reporters, also called it a redemption game — a chance to prove USC was more than four points better than Syracuse.The Gamecocks proved that, and more.“Revenge game, I never thought it was like that,” Hillsman said. “I just thought South Carolina was a very good basketball team we’d already played. And they won the game.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 22, 2015 at 9:32 pm Contact Josh: [email protected]
ARCADIA, Calif. (June 27, 2015)–A heartbreak second in the Grade I Gamely Stakes on May 25, trainer Phil D’Amato’s Fanticola bounced back with a hard earned neck victory under Joe Talamo in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes at Santa Anita. Owned by Joseph Scardino and Anthony Fanticola, the 5-year-old Ontario, Canadian-bred mare by Silent Name sat a close second to the furlong pole and got one mile on turf in 1:36.76.The third choice in a field of nine fillies and mares three and up, Fanticola paid $10.20, $4.20 and $3.40. The Royal Heroine marks her first graded stakes win and her fifth overall from 17 starts. With the winner’s take of $120,000 she increased her earnings to $468,300.Irish-bred Queen of The Sand, ridden by Rafael Bejarano, sat far back early behind splits of 23.44, 48.00, 1:12.60 and 1:24.68 and flew late to just miss, finishing one length in front of late running Stormy Lucy. The 2-1 favorite, Queen of The Sand paid $3.60 and $3.00.Stormy Lucy, next to last early, rallied three-wide turning for home and got third money by a head over Alexis Tangier. Off at 10-1 with Flavien Prat, Stormy Lucy paid $6.00 to show. –30–
JOCKEY QUOTES RAFAEL BEJARANO, AVANTI BELLO, WINNER: “I thought he rushed too much in his last out at Los Alamitos when I saw it. He still ran well and finished well in the end but I knew (what I would do differently.)“I knew Boozer and Songforjohnmichael were coming from shorter distances and were going to show more speed today. I pretended to go to the lead to make the other horses go, they went and I found my position and waited as long as I could until the right moment. I knew that Soi Phet was going to come running in the end so I wanted to save a little bit.“I thought we won. When we got to the stretch I still had a little horse and he was fine.” DOUG O’NEILL, AVANTI BELLO, WINNER: “Rafael thought he was like riding a bike a little in that you have to keep (his) mind on the game. But, at the same time he’s a horse that is very tempting to shoot off to the lead early with because he has the gate speed. Rafael chose to sit in a reserved spot and when he called on him, he chirped at him he had saved enough for the end.” TRAINER QUOTES NOTES: The winning owners are Steve Keh of Glendale, CA, Jim Richardson of Danville, CA, Pablo Suarez of Valencia, CA, Tom Roberts of Corona, CA and Wonderland Racing Stables of Orange, Connecticut. KENT DESORMEAUX, SOI PHET, SECOND: “Gallant effort, I thought I won. I thought I won.”
MISS TEMPLE CITY, STEPHANIE SHIH, MEETS MISS TEMPLE CITY, WHO WILL TAKE ON THE BOYS IN $2 MILLION BREEDERS CUP MILE (TURF) AT SANTA ANITA ON SATURDAY, NOV. 5 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 28, 2016)–Miss Temple City meets Miss Temple City Wednesday at Santa Anita Park. Say what?!That’s right. Miss Temple City, a 17-year-old senior at Temple City High School named Stephanie Shih, will meet the equine Miss Temple City Wednesday morning at The Great Race Place as she readies for an engagement versus males in Saturday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile (turf).A 4-year-old Kentucky-bred filly by the Dynaformer stallion Temple City, Miss Temple City is owned in-part by her breeder, Bob Feld, himself a Temple City native who now splits time between residences in both nearby Monrovia and Lexington, Ky.“This has just been a dream come true,” said Feld, 54. “I named this filly after my kid’s mother, who actually ran for Miss Temple City when we were kids. I can’t speak for the filly, but I’m really looking forward to meeting Stephanie and hopefully, she’ll bring a bunch of her friends out on Saturday to root her horse on. The whole week is going to be a lot of fun and we can’t wait to get out there and get her ready to run.”Feld also noted that his ownership group, which consists of The Club Racing, LLC and Allen Rosenblum, will present Miss Temple City with a check for $1,000, to be designated for future academic pursuits, on Wednesday.Miss Temple City, the horse, has never been better as she comes off a hard fought head victory versus males in the Grade I, Shadwell Turf Mile on Oct. 8 at Keeneland. Trained by H. Graham Motion, she has won five races from 14 starts and has earning of more than $1.2 million. The Breeders’ Cup Mile will be her first start ever at Santa Anita.
Donegal County Council’s Fianna Fáil party whip, Cllr Ciaran Brogan, has described his late party colleague, Cllr Manus Kelly, as a special person who had a bright future ahead of him in political life.The three-times Donegal International Rally champion died after the car in which he was driving left the road on Sunday afternoon during stage 15 of the 2019 Donegal International Rally in Fanad.“In his 41 years Manus made a huge contribution to so many groups, clubs and organisations in the locality. He made his mark at Glenswilly GAA Club, in the world of motorsport and in business where he was hugely successful. He was extremely generous by nature and was so giving of his time and energy to a number of charitable organisations,” Cllr Brogan said. “As an individual he had a genuine warmth and a unique ability to light up any room he entered. I have no doubt that he would have made a huge contribution in a political career he was just starting out in and really enjoying. While his time as an elected representative was short, he displayed all the good traits and qualities needed to represent the people with dignity and purpose.”“Manus had worked really hard and so many things we starting to come good for him. Our thoughts are with his wife, Bernie, his five children Annie, Mandy, Charlie, Conan and baby Bella, his parents Donal and Jacquline, sisters Breigeen, Kelda, Ciara and Shannagh, brothers Donal, Caolan, Teigharan and Leon, nieces and nephews, his extended family and his motorsport team. They have all lost a person who was so dear to them. May he rest in peace.”Funeral details confirmed for Manus ‘Mandy’ Kelly, RIP‘Manus had a unique ability to light up any room he entered’ – Cllr Brogan was last modified: June 27th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Cllr Ciaran Brogancllr manus kellyfianna failtribute
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Cover crops provide multiple benefits with regards to protecting soil from erosion, improving soil health, and as a component of a nutrient management plan. For those cover crops that over winter and resume growth in the spring, for example, cereal rye and annual ryegrass, an important question is when to terminate that cover crop. That decision should consider the next crop, planting date of that next crop, the spring weather pattern and purpose of the cover crop. For cover crops that have not been planted with the intention of providing a forage harvest, and that are on acres intended for corn grain production, this may be a year to consider early termination of that cover crop.A driving factor for early termination of cover crops this year is the potential for a drier than average spring and summer. On a recent OSU Extension Ag Crops team conference call, Jim Noel from the National Weather Service talked about weather patterns following an El Nino year. Often the pattern is for the spring and summer months to be drier and warmer than average. At this point, warmer than average weather and plant growth points to an earlier spring. I have talked with several farmers who tell me that our soil moisture is drier than average. If this pattern holds, the risk is a cover crop can take up moisture that should be saved for the cash crop. At the recent conservation tillage conference in Ada I saw data that showed lower corn yields following cover crops in dry years when those cover crops were not terminated early enough. Those cover crops robbed soil moisture leading to delayed germination and slower development that was not made up compared to a corn crop planted with no cover crops or planted into a winter killed cover crop.Given the risk of or the potential for a drier than average spring and summer, cash grain corn producers should consider terminating cereal grain and annual ryegrass cover crops in the late March to early April time frame. Ideally we would like to see less than 8 inches of growth for either of those crops. I have read several sources that recommend annual ryegrass be terminated at 6 inches or less of growth. The recommended method for early termination is the use of herbicides.Glyphosate should be effective, especially if day time temperatures are above 50 F, and is probably one of the most economical options. A Purdue Extension publication entitled “Successful Annual Ryegrass Termination with Herbicides” says that producers need to use at least 1.25 lbs. of acid equivalent /acre of glyphosate and possibly up to 2.5 lbs. of acid equivalent /acre of glyphosate under less than ideal conditions for herbicide translocation. Purdue research also shows that mixing 1 oz. of Sharpen with 1.25 lbs. of acid equivalent rate of glyphosate provides the most consistent results in terminating the cover crop. Mark Loux, OSU Extension Weed Specialist says that the Sharpen option only needs to be used where there is a desire for burndown help with marestail or other weeds. The advantage of using Sharpen for this purpose in the tank mix is that it won’t reduce the glyphosate activity which can happen with atrazine or 2,4-D in the mix. Dr. Loux’s recommendation is to use a minimum of 1.5 lbs. of acid equivalent/acre of glyphosate for cover crop termination and only include Sharpen if marestail control is needed. For those who might be interested, see the April 14th, 2015 (CORN 2015-08) issue of the CORN newsletter by Mark Loux about cover crop burndown.For more information about cover crops and termination options talk to a member of the OSU Extension Agronomy Team.