On July 29th and 30th, Tedeschi Trucks Band will take to Colorado for a two-night stand at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre as part of their Wheels of Soul tour. Their late-July appearance marks the third time in a row that Tedeschi Trucks Band will headline the epic venue nestled in the foothills of Morrison, Colorado, more if you consider their non-sequential Red Rocks appearances. Predictably, fans have been eagerly awaiting more information about who will join the group for their Red Rocks performance, as the group is known for making their Red Rocks shows special with the legendary collaborations that go down each year.Listen To Full Audio From Tedeschi Trucks Band’s 2016 Red Rocks PerformanceToday, the band announced the special guests with whom they’ll share the stage—keyboard wizard John Medeski of Medeski, Martin & Wood will join TTB on July 29th, and John Bell of Widespread Panic will serve as the special guest on July 30th. Across both nights, The Wood Brothers (featuring Medeski’s bandmate in Medeski, Martin & Wood, bassist Chris Wood) and Hot Tuna will warm up the crowd.Tickets for Tedeschi Trucks Band’s return to Red Rocks are available for purchase here, and are likely to sell out so get them while you can. For those not able to catch TTB when they roll through Colorado, you can head over to the band’s website, where you can take a peek at their extensive summer touring schedule that spans from the end of May through to the beginning of September.You can also watch TTB’s “Sly Stone” medley of “Sing A Simple Song” and “I Want To Take You Higher” from the group’s Red Rocks performance on June 13th, 2015. The video, courtesy of TTBFromTheRoad, shows the group share the stage with late and great Sharon Jones, members of the Dap-Kings (Binky Griptite, Cochemea Gastelum, Chris Davis, Mike Buckley, Saundra Williams and Starr Duncan), and Doyle Bramhall II.[Cover photo courtesy of Bill McAlaine]
1 Mar 2017 Golfers’ feedback sought on proposed Rule changes The R&A and the USGA are asking for golfers’ feedback on proposed new Rules of Golf, which are being modernised to make them easier to understand and apply.Golfers are encouraged to review the proposed changes and submit feedback online at randa.org or usga.org/rules from now until 31 August 2017.The feedback will be reviewed by The R&A and the USGA before the changes are finalised in 2018 and take effect on 1 January 2019.The proposed 24 new Rules, reduced from the current 34, have been written in a user-friendly style with shorter sentences, commonly used phrases, bulleted lists and explanatory headings. The initiative also focuses on assessing the overall consistency, simplicity and fairness of the Rules for play.The Rules are currently delivered in more than 30 languages, and the proposed wording will support easier translation worldwide. When adopted, the Rules will be supported by technology that allows the use of images, videos and graphics.Highlights of the proposed Rule changes include:• Elimination or reduction of “ball moved” penalties: There will be no penalty for accidentally moving a ball on the putting green or in searching for a ball; and a player is not responsible for causing a ball to move unless it is “virtually certain” that he or she did so.• Relaxed putting green rules: There will be no penalty if a ball played from the putting green hits an unattended flagstick in the hole; players may putt without having the flagstick attended or removed. Players may repair spike marks and other damage made by shoes, animal damage and other damage on the putting green and there is no penalty for merely touching the line of putt.• Relaxed rules for “penalty areas” (currently called “water hazards”): Red and yellow-marked penalty areas may cover areas of desert, jungle, lava rock, etc., in addition to areas of water; expanded use of red penalty areas where lateral relief is allowed; and there will be no penalty for moving loose impediments or touching the ground or water in a penalty area.• Relaxed bunker rules: There will be no penalty for moving loose impediments in a bunker or for generally touching the sand with a hand or club. A limited set of restrictions (such as not grounding the club right next to the ball) is kept to preserve the challenge of playing from the sand; however, an extra relief option is added for an unplayable ball in a bunker, allowing the ball to be played from outside the bunker with a two-stroke penalty.• Relying on player integrity: A player’s “reasonable judgment” when estimating or measuring a spot, point, line, area or distance will be upheld, even if video evidence later shows it to be wrong; and elimination of announcement procedures when lifting a ball to identify it or to see if it is damaged.• Pace-of-play support: Reduced time for searching for a lost ball (from five minutes to three); affirmative encouragement of “ready golf” in stroke play; recommending that players take no more than 40 seconds to play a stroke and other changes intended to help with pace of play.• Simplified way of taking relief: A new procedure for taking relief by dropping a ball in and playing it from a specific relief area; relaxed procedures for dropping a ball, allowing the ball to be dropped from just above the ground or any growing thing or other object on the ground.The Rules are revised every four years, but this is the first fundamental review since 1984, and is intended to ensure the Rules fit the needs of today’s game and the way it is played around the world.David Rickman, Executive Director – Governance at The R&A, said, “Our aim is to make the Rules easier to understand and to apply for all golfers. We have looked at every Rule to try to find ways to make them more intuitive and straightforward and we believe we have identified many significant improvements. It is important that the Rules continue to evolve and remain in tune with the way the modern game is played but we have been careful not to change the game’s longstanding principles.”Players are reminded that the current 2016 Edition of the Rules of Golf remain in force when playing, posting scores or competing, until the new Rules are officially adopted by The R&A and the USGA in 2019. The Rules of Amateur Status and the Rules of Equipment Standards were not part of this review process.Image © Leaderboard Photography
England’s Scott Gregory has taken a successful step on his way to The Masters with victory in the annual clash of the British and US amateur champions. The 22-year-old international won a thriller against Australia’s Curtis Luck, snatching the Georgia Cup on the first play-off hole at the Golf Club of Georgia. Gregory, from Corhampton Golf Club in Hampshire, had to wait until the 17th to get his nose in front in the match and was then pulled back to all square on the 18th. But when he got his chance on the next he grabbed it. The match was part of Gregory’s carefully planned warm-up for The Masters, where he’s earned his place alongside the giants of the game by virtue of his Amateur Championship win at Royal Porthcawl last June. His invitation arrived when he was representing England Golf on a winter tour of Australia and he says: “My girlfriend opened it for me on Facetime! Now I’ve got it up on the wall in a display frame and it looks quality.” Since he returned from Australia in early February, with a win in the New South Wales Amateur, he’s been preparing for his Augusta adventure. He’s already been in the States for almost two weeks and now he’s at Augusta National for three days of practice before the arrival of his coach, Simon Andrews from the Portsmouth Golf Centre. Then, the plan is for a weekend off before Masters’ week begins. Andrews will be at his side throughout the championship and Gregory is also importing a solid band of supporters of family and friends. He’ll also be drawing on the advice of a fellow Hampshire man, England Golf Ambassador and Olympic champion Justin Rose. “He has been very helpful to me recently with little words of encouragement,” said Gregory. They played a practice round at last summer’s Open championship and now Gregory is hoping they’ll be grouped together in the par three competition which precedes the championship. He’s also hoping to snatch a few practice holes with Masters’ legend Fred Couples, among others. “It will be exciting to see what it’s like,” he said. “It’s something I’ve watched on TV for years and it’s going to be cool to be there.” Gregory’s first goal is to make the cut and then aim to be low amateur. “I think that’s something I can do and once you make the cut the doors are open,” he said. He spills over with Masters memories from years of television viewing, picking out his personal highlights as Tiger Woods’ chip-in on 16 in 2005; Charl Schwartzel’s four consecutive birdies to win in 2011; Adam Scott’s winning putt in the 2013 play-off; and Jordan Speith’s dominance over the last three years, never finishing worse than second. Now, he makes his own way down Magnolia Lane – the reward for many years of very hard work. Gregory first hit a golf ball when he was about five and his father took him to the driving range. He was scratch by 16, but says he didn’t become ‘good’ until he was 18. By then he had teamed up with his coach, Andrews, made a lot of swing changes and started going to the gym to put on muscle. The aim was a place in an England squad and his results – including reaching the final of the 2014 English amateur – soon played him in. The England Golf support has played its part in many ways, helping him with preparation, more structured practice and access to top coaches. “Graham Walker (the England Golf men’s squad coach) has been incredible for helping me with my short game. It’s come on a ridiculous amount since I’ve been in an England squad,” said Gregory. Caption: Scott Gregory pictured after winning the Amateur Championship at Royal Porthcawl (Image © The R&A) 29 Mar 2017 England’s Gregory takes a winning step towards The Masters
100 METERS—Central Valley’s Jordan Whitehead, center, outruns Isaac Elliott, left, of Ambridge and Terry Swanson, right, of Aliquippa to win the 100 meter dash at the MAC Championships at Mars High SchoolTrack and Field roundup at MAC championships at Mars High School. (Photos by William McBride)LONG JUMP—Essence Barron of New Brighton had a leap of 18’2″ to finish 2nd in the Long Jump at the MAC Championships at Mars High School400 RELAY—Central Valley’s Seairra Barrett takes the baton from teammate Nicole Bartoletta as she heads to the finish line to win the 400 relay at the MAC championships at Mars High School (Photos by William McBride)
Alan ShatterDONEGAL DAILY COMMENT: We write hundreds of stories every week at Donegal Daily. We rarely write an editorial comment.But today it’s time to ask a simple question: How long is our Justice Minister going to allow thugs to terrorise the people of County Donegal?Alan Shatter controls the purse strings, our courts and An Garda Siochana. And we DON’T HAVE ENOUGH GARDAÍ to deal with the sickening crimes which has left people terrified in their homes right across this county in the past few weeks.Like the weather affected by a so-called ‘Storm Factory’ in the Atlantic, Donegal is being bombard by a ‘Crime Factory’ – wave after wave of criminal attack on some of the most vulnerable people in our society.Elderly widows have been shaken out of their beds by thugs smashing their doors down with sledgehammers.Old men in the twilight of their lives have been bound, gagged and had knives put to their throats by lowlife criminals. Some Gardaí have said they’re in control; it’s just the reporting of crime by journalists which makes it look bad. What utter rubbish. People don’t want to hear statistics when they’re dealing with an elderly relative left traumatised or worse – like poor Suzy Arthur who never recovered and eventually died.But most Gardaí know what the real story is – there simply isn’t enough of them. They struggle from shift to shift (on barmy shift patterns) to get to grips with the criminals.They know for a fact that their colleagues up in Dublin have all the resources they want; whilst our county struggles to cope.Gardaí do their best. Some even work unpaid extra hours for the benefit of this community and we should be grateful for that.But when they do catch criminals – and they do catch them – we often see them bailed, given Community Service Orders and fined – fines which they don’t even pay. And what is the root cause of all of this; Alan Shatter, Minister for Justice.It is he who isn’t giving Donegal the policing resources it needs.And it is he who is telling judges to try to avoid filling up our prisons.No amount of waffle will wash anymore after another senseless attack this weekend on a couple in Lifford. No amount of rubbish about ‘specialist targeting’ of criminals counts.We’ve had enough. Health Minister James Reilly gives Letterkenny General Hospital HALF the money per patient that Dublin hospitals get.Alan Shatter is giving us half the number of Gardaí we need to fight this scourge of crime.It’s time for our SIX TDs – all of them – to stand up for Donegal.And demand that Alan Shatter either gives our Gardaí the resources they need or get the hell out of Government.DONEGAL DAILY COMMENT: HOW LONG IS ALAN SHATTER GOING TO ALLOW THIS THUGGERY TO CONTINUE? was last modified: February 23rd, 2014 by John2Share 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:Alan Shattercrimehasn’t got a clueJUSTICE MINISTER
Jose Mourinho says a much-improved defensive effort from his midfield and attackers is behind Chelsea’s return to form.A 2-0 win over Arsenal, just Chelsea’s second in six Premier League games this season, followed the 4-0 Champions League win over Maccabi Tel Aviv.And although Diego Costa’s typically spiky display – which so riled Arsenal and led to Gabriel’s game-changing red card late in the first half – grabbed most of the headlines, Blues boss Mourinho was equally impressed by his side’s workrate.“We improved a lot in the last two matches – in many aspects,” Mourinho said. “Defensively the team was much better. The attacking players defended much better.“I will watch the game again and go for stats. I will see how many times my attacking players lost the ball and recovered the ball.Chelsea worked hard to close Arsenal down in Saturday’s derby“Oscar, Diego, Eden and Pedro make it easy to be a defender because you sit there and the attacking players do half of your job.“They created a compact zone and reacted very well to the moments when they lost the ball. That gives great stability.“We were confident and comfortable with the ball. We gave them no chances and kept good balance behind the ball. The attacking players started moving much more.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With new regulations — and the goal of improving water quality in Ohio — in mind, here is how some of Ohio’s livestock producers in different watersheds are addressing the situation on their farms.We are in a distressed Grand Lake St. Marys watershed so we have been in this mode for a long time. We’ve added manure storage, we made our lagoon larger, and we put in two covered manure barns — one at the heifer farm and one at the main dairy — to get us enough storage to get through the winter months.Conservation wise, we just finished putting in 150 acres of cover crops. We have been doing 100% cover crops on all of our corn silage ground, which is normally about 150 acres, for seven years now. The main crops we are using are oats and radishes, but we have used wheat, rye and ryegrass. We have had some fields in clover. We think using filter strips along all the streams and field buffers along all of the ditches is all a plus. We have quail buffers along the woods too. We put in a wetland in an area where we thought it would do the most good. With soil sampling, we have had a program back since the 70s. Now instead of every three years, we do it every two years.One of the big things we saw this past year with our soil testing was that we reduced the phosphorus on our alfalfa ground by 10 pounds per acre over two years. On the corn silage ground we lowered phosphorus applications by six pounds per acre in two years. We are learning more about how much our corn silage and alfalfa are removing from the land.With manure management, we are moving a lot of the manure out of our watershed to other farms that have not had much manure on them before. We run soil tests to make sure that the farms we are taking it to need the manure. We are also trading manure with neighboring farms that have not applied manure in the last 10 or 15 years and want manure back on their land. We soil test there too and it has been working out well. Almost all of our solid manure is being transported to other farms. We have seven or eight other farms we are working with, which totals over 1,000 acres in our nutrient management plan where we are able to apply manure.I don’t consider it a problem to not haul manure on frozen ground. We know that is a problem for the environment and it is just common sense to stay off that ground. If you have too much manure, you just have to put in more storage or find someone else with storage they are not using. We have several holding ponds sitting empty around us on farms with no livestock anymore. They are perfectly good to use and you just have to make an agreement with those farms.Putting up manure storage is very costly. It is expensive to build a covered manure barn. Some farmers are a step ahead of the game because they are the first in line to sign up. They may have the best chance of getting some funding. When 25, or 50 or 100 farmers sign up next year there is not going to be enough funding to get it all done.Mother Nature is different every year and this year was the most challenging I think I have ever seen. Hopefully next year is better. When it is a wet environment, we get twice the manure, twice the water and it takes twice the straw to bed the animals. This year was a nightmare for trying to keep things clean.
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.
The Ohio State men’s basketball team extended its winning streak to four games Saturday night when the Buckeyes defeated Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb., 63-56. The No. 11-ranked Buckeyes advanced to 17-4 on the season and 7-2 in Big Ten play after the win. Nebraska proved to be a much tougher opponent than it was in the teams’ first meeting of the season on Jan. 2, when OSU dispatched the Huskers, 70-44, at the Schottenstein Center. Saturday, Nebraska gave the Buckeyes all they could handle for a good portion of the first half and even led twice. The Buckeyes received sporadic production from junior forward Deshaun Thomas, who scored 15 points but struggled while doing so. The Big Ten’s leading scorer connected on just 6-of-18 shots, as he was constantly double-teamed and harassed by Husker defenders. While Thomas was fairly inefficient with his scoring, Lenzelle Smith Jr. was anything but. The junior guard made all six of his field goal attempts for a game-high and season-high 21 points. OSU’s 15-4 run at the end of the first half, to which Thomas contributed five points and Smith Jr. added two, seemed to drain some energy out of the home crowd and the Huskers, giving OSU the momentum. The Buckeyes carried that momentum into the second half, and expanded their lead to as much as 15 points. But the resilient Huskers would not go away. Nebraska slowly chipped away at OSU’s lead, in large part because of senior center and defensive anchor Andre Almeida. The 6-foot-11, 314-pound Almeida made it difficult for OSU to find easy looks in the paint, and as the Buckeyes struggled to find scores, Nebraska cut the margin to five points with just more than a minute left to play. The Huskers couldn’t knock down a few open shots in the closing minute, however, and OSU put the game away from the free-throw line. Nebraska falls to 11-12 on the season and to 2-8 in Big Ten play. The Buckeyes remain perfect against their newest conference foe. Since the Huskers joined the Big Ten in 2011, OSU is 4-0 against Nebraska. After struggling to put away one of the Big Ten’s bottom feeders, the Buckeyes will now move into what could be their toughest week of the season. OSU is set to play No. 1 Michigan Tuesday in Ann Arbor, Mich., before taking on No. 3 Indiana on Sunday.
37-year-old John Terry has made the decision to keep playing and he’ll do it in an unlikely destination – Spartak Moscow.According to Gianluca Di Marzio via Daily Mirror John Terry is set to join Russian Spartak Moscow.#Calciomercato | #SpartakMosca, visite mediche ok per #Terry: in giornata la firma https://t.co/hCd2JyPf2n— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) September 8, 2018Aston Villa explains why they spent so much money on players Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Aston Villa’s chief executive, the team needed to spend £144.5 million on 12 players in order to stay competitive.The former Chelsea captain has been without a club since leaving Aston Villa and was contemplating retirement. However, based on recent developments, he has made up his mind to continue playing.Spartak Moscow lost their starting center back Samuel Gigot with a serious injury which will likely keep him out of the football terrains for the rest of the season. John Terry will come in and fill the void left by the injured Frenchman.The Russian team is undefeated in six games so far this season and sits in second place with four wins and two draws. Spartak Moscow qualified for the Europa League as well, where they’re in a group with Villarreal, Rapid Vienna and Rangers FC, which means an interesting meeting between Terry and Rangers’ manager Steven Gerrard is lurking on the horizon.