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Cabin fever and comedians – life in the World Cup bubble

first_imgContact with family is usually strictly controlled or non-existent, leaving the young men cooped up for weeks, rubbing shoulders with the same teammates day after day.Australia coach Bert van Marwijk admits it can be a recipe for disaster if cabin fever takes hold, causing factionalism or infighting among the squad.In 2010, the Dutchman managed to unite the notoriously fractious Netherlands enough to reach the World Cup final, despite the presence of several big personalities who each wanted to be pack leader.Thomas Mueller says Germany’s Euro 2012 squad was divided © AFP/File / Odd ANDERSEN“I told the Holland players in 2010, we will get bored. But we have to win the World Cup, we have to work together,” he told Sydney’s Daily Telegraph.Van Marwijk said a major part of maintaining harmony was making players understand they had to respect one another, even if they might never be friends.“Everyday a few small things happen and those things are very important for the atmosphere in the whole group,” he said.“You cannot find it in any book, it’s the way you lead the group, manage the group.”– Club v country –Club rivalries can emerge, such as those which in the past have created splits in the Spain team between Barcelona and Real Madrid players.Thomas Mueller admitted Germany divided into Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund blocs at Euro 2012 but denied a similar schism was behind their opening-round loss to Mexico at the current tournament in Russia.“We didn’t have the best kind of chemistry back then, but it is totally different today,” he insisted.Sometimes players fed up with their camp routine take desperate measures.Former England forward Jermain Defoe was so mind-numbingly bored at England’s 2010 base in South Africa that he watched strike partner Wayne Rooney’s entire wedding video from beginning to end.Years later, details of Rooney’s nuptials remained seared into his brain.“Wayne had something like a flash mob, the waiters were singing, dancing, if I can remember,” he said.“Yeah, you do get bored, but all the teams get bored.”England seem to have learned their lesson and have tried to make their current camp at Repino, outside Saint Petersburg, a relaxed, fun environment.– Climbing the walls –England’s siege mentality of the past has eased as Gareth Southgate’s men race inflatable unicorns in the pool and engage in darts competitions with the media.Iceland are taking a similar approach, flying in a group of comedians to give the players a boost.Wayne Rooney’s wedding video helped keep boredom at bay for former England forward Jermain Defoe in 2010 © AFP/File / Justin TALLIS“The team is here for the long haul and we are in it together. It is important to keep us all fresh and do something entirely different every now and then,” said team spokesman Omar Smarason.World Cup boredom can lead to players literally climbing the walls to get away from camp and blow off some steam, and it’s not a new phenomenon.Former Mexico goalkeeper Antonio “Tota” Carbajal recalled how at the 1966 tournament in England two players sneaked away to a bar — with coach Ignacio Trelles hot on their heels to drag them back.Carbajal, a veteran of five World Cups, argued players behaving badly was not necessarily a bad thing.“These things unite the team,” the 89-year-old told AFP.A laid-back approach certainly worked for the late Denmark coach Richard Moller Nielsen, who gave his players unprecedented freedom — including visits to fast-food outlets — during their victorious run at Euro 92.“Perhaps it would be a good idea if we drink a beer and drive past McDonald’s now and then. I will suggest that to the coach,” current Denmark defender Jannik Vestergaard suggested, perhaps a touch wistfully.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000England coach Gareth Southgate has taken a relaxed approach with his squad at the World Cup in Russia © AFP / Paul ELLISMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 24 – World Cup footballers often face an unexpected hurdle as they try to cope with the intense scrutiny and pressure of the game’s biggest showpiece — it can be boring… really, really boring.In the periods between matches, players are isolated at remote training camps in the countryside, surrounded by tight security and high walls to discourage prying eyes.last_img read more

Northwest Ohio field-scale barley yield research results

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Eric Richer, CCA, Garth Ruff, Sarah Noggle, Ohio State University ExtensionMany growers have heard the discussions of growing winter barley. Small plot data is available from Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Stations (Western, Wooster, Northwest), but little field-scale data has been published. While growing a newly re-introduced crop could be a consideration on your farm, it may not be for everyone.Throughout the 2018 growing season, we had the opportunity to work with eight growers across nine field-scale, test sites for growing winter malting barley in Northwest Ohio. Growers were from Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, and Paulding Counties. Each planted small fields of barley that averaged 23 acres in size (range 7 to 63 acres). The variety Puffin was planted on all sites, and two of the sites included the variety Scala in the discussion. These two varieties are both over wintering, two-row malt quality barleys. These growers agreed to share their yield and quality results while participating in simple field-scale research project with these objectives:1) Determine the field-scale, simple averages for yield (grain & straw), harvest date and quality characteristics for barley grown in Northwest Ohio.2) Compare the yield and plant/harvest dates for the same variety soybean as a i) first crop system, ii) double crop after barley system and iii) double crop after wheat system.Barley yieldBased on discussions with Extension state specialists and other regional agronomists, the growing conditions in 2018 were regarded as average or slightly above average for growing winter malting barley. The average dry grain yield (adjusted to 13.5% moisture) across the nine Northwest Ohio sites was 86.5 bushels per acre with a range of 57.9 to 105.6 bushels per acre for Puffin. The average delivered moisture was 13.4% (range of 12.9 to 14.7%). The average harvest date for barley on these sites was June 26 (range of June 25 to June 29).Two of the cooperators also had Scala two-row barley planted in adjacent fields. The average dry grain yield for Scala was 90.5 bushels per acre (range of 86 to 95 bushels per acre). For the purposes of clear discussion and analysis, the remainder of the data was taken on Puffin barley sites only.Additionally, at six of the nine sites, the cooperators baled the barley straw. A representative sample was weighed at each site, and the calculated average yield of the straw was 1.01 ton per acre (range of 0.64 to 1.36 ton per acre). As a management note, all cooperators felt strongly that in 2018 removal of the straw made for more effective double crop soybean planting. Quality dataSamples of barley from each site were graded on protein, test weight, plumpness, germination, deoxynivalenal (a.k.a. vomitoxin or DON) and other quality metrics.Seven out of nine sites met malt quality. Of the two sites that did not produce malt quality barley, one site had high DON (1.2 ppm) and another site had low plumpness (58.7%) and high thin (6.7%) results. All sites produced barley in the acceptable protein levels for malting (9.5-12.5%). Wheat yield comparisonFour cooperators (subset of the original nine sites) in the study had adjacent fields of soft red winter wheat within a half mile of the barley test site. The comparison of barley and wheat yields at these four sites is worth reviewing, as there was no statistical yield difference. In 2018 at these sites, barley harvest occurred six days earlier on average than wheat harvest.Additionally, three of these cooperators harvested wheat straw. At these three sites, the barley straw yielded 1.01 ton per acre and the wheat straw yielded 1.28 ton per acre. There was not a statistical difference in straw yield (LSD .27 ton per acre at p value < 0.05). Soybean planting datesOne of the notable considerations for planting barley — especially for Northern Ohio —is the possibly of planting double crop soybeans 6-10 days earlier than one would normally plant after wheat. Seven cooperators participated in this portion of the research by planting the same brand and variety (avg. 3.1 maturity) of soybean as a first crop (adjacent or same field) and double crop after barley. Four cooperators also planted the same soybean after wheat. In 2018, for these sites, double crop soybeans were planted six days earlier on average behind barley than behind wheat.In summary, much is yet to be learned on barley production in Northwest Ohio. While this article contains just one year of data from nine field-scale sites, it will start to answer the question of whether winter barley is a viable option for farmers in Northwest Ohio. This year showed no statistical difference in grain or straw yield for barley versus wheat. We are also looking at soybean yield and economic data averaged from these sites. The authors wish to thank the cooperators from Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, and Paulding Counties who participated in this research study.Send questions related to this data set to richer.5@osu.edu.last_img read more

Man Utd vs Barcelona: Legends match

first_imgManchester United Man Utd Legends vs Barcelona Legends: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, squads & match preview Oli Platt 00:50 9/2/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Ruud van Nistelrooy Manchester United Getty Images Manchester United Barcelona Premier League Primera División The likes of Ruud van Nistelrooy and Edgar Davids will feature in the second leg of the charity tie between the two clubs on Saturday A team of Manchester United legends will take on their Barcelona counterparts in the second leg of a charity tie between the two clubs on Saturday.Karel Poborsky, Jesper Blomqvist and Dwight Yorke scored at Camp Nou to give United a 3-1 lead in front of 50,000 fans.They will now host Barca at Old Trafford as they raise funds for the Manchester United Foundation, which supports a number of charitable initatives locally. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Game Manchester United vs Barcelona Date Saturday, September 2 Time 15:00 BST / 10:00 ET TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM Park Ji-Sung Manchester UnitedIn the UK, the match will be available to watch live on television on MUTV. It can also be streamed online worldwide on MUTV.com. UK TV channel Online stream MUTV MUTV.com SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position Man Utd players Goalkeepers Van der Sar, Van der Gouw Defenders Brown, Irwin, Johnsen, Silvestre Midfielders Beardsmore, Blomqvist, Djordjic, Park, Poborsky, Robson, Thornley Forwards Cole, Dublin, Saha, Van Nistelrooy, Webber, Yorke Ruud van Nistelrooy, Bryan Robson and Andy Cole are among the biggest names set to turn out for the Red Devils.Former United captain Robson will also serve as the manager after Andy Ritchie took charge of the first leg, with Cole acting as his assistant.Potential starting XI: Van der Sar; Brown, Johnsen, Irwin; Poborsky, Robson, Park, Blomqvist; Yorke, Van Nistelrooy, Saha. Position Barcelona players Goalkeepers Angoy Defenders Abidal, Dehu, Aloisio, Juan Carlos, Sanchez Jara, Sergi, Belletti Midfielders Garcia, Guzman, Mendieta, Goikoetxea, Moreno, Simao, Jofre, Edmilson, Davids Forwards Kluivert Albert Ferrer will coach Barcelona after Jose Mari Bakero took the first leg.Barca had the likes of Ronaldinho and Rivaldo representing them in the first leg but the Manchester clash will see them line up with fewer big names, though Edgar Davids, Eric Abidal and Patrick Kluivert will all play.Potential starting XI: Angoy; Belletti, Aloisio, Dehu, Abidal; Mendieta, Edmilson, Davids; Garcia, Kluivert, Simao.TICKETSPatrick Kluivert BarcelonaTickets are still available and can be bought as late as matchday from United’s official ticketing website.Prices range between £20 and £30 for adults, while under-16s cost £5. At the time of writing, tickets were only being sold in the lower tier of the stadium.All proceeds will be put into the Manchester United Foundation.WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING?Edwin van der Sar Manchester UnitedThere will be plenty of pre-match entertainment on offer at Old Trafford before a ball is kicked on Saturday.Family activities such as face painting and football coaching will begin from 10:30 outside the stadium, and after the gates have opened The Vamps will perform an hour before kick-off (14:00) as part of an opening ceremony.There will also be a minute’s silence and black armbands worn by the players to commemorate the recent terror attacks suffered by both cities.last_img read more

North Carolina Basketball: Photos: This Charlotte-Based Cake Designer Makes Amazing UNC Basketball Cakes

first_imggrooms Cake of North Carolina's basketball court.IG/forgoodnesscakescharlotteSkilled pastry chefs and cake designers can make some amazing things out of their desserts, and Charlotte-based For Goodness Cakes definitely knows its audience. The business’ Instagram account has posted a number of amazing-looking cakes, including a number that are North Carolina Tar Heel themed. The always popular #heelshouse cake. #atleastinmyhouse #goheels #groomscakes #charlottecakes Inside: delectable peanut butter cake with milk chocolate ganache filling.A photo posted by For Goodness Cakes (@forgoodnesscakescharlotte) on Jun 5, 2015 at 9:21pm PDT  Here strictly for work. #heelshouse #deandome #carolinacakes #lovethisplaceA photo posted by For Goodness Cakes (@forgoodnesscakescharlotte) on Jan 24, 2015 at 11:33am PST  Not a wedding cake, but could be. Photo credit: @dreaphotoartist #carolinacake #tarheelwedding #nycskyline #uncchapelhill #goheelsA photo posted by For Goodness Cakes (@forgoodnesscakescharlotte) on Jan 24, 2015 at 7:54pm PST Don’t worry Duke fans, they’ll make you, and fans of other schools, cakes as well. Like I’ve always said, I’m an equal opportunity provider. Design piped by hand and by eye with buttercream! #dookcakeA photo posted by For Goodness Cakes (@forgoodnesscakescharlotte) on May 8, 2015 at 2:08pm PDT  Collage cake for a very lucky birthday girl. Sadly had to crop off the beloved sea turtle topper, but this one deserved a 360! #bruciesbirthdaybash #milestonebirthdaycake #collagecake #handpaintedandcreatedA video posted by For Goodness Cakes (@forgoodnesscakescharlotte) on Apr 11, 2015 at 7:09pm PDT  Who knew owning a cake business would be Sports Teams 101? #whodey #footballcake #charlottegroomscakesA photo posted by For Goodness Cakes (@forgoodnesscakescharlotte) on Jun 20, 2014 at 1:48pm PDT  “Chef’s choice” cakes start at $75: you choose 2 colors, flavors and theme and I come up with design, no fondant, all buttercream. #ugacake #graduationcakeA photo posted by For Goodness Cakes (@forgoodnesscakescharlotte) on May 23, 2014 at 5:26pm PDT If we were Tar Heel fans, we know where we’d go for our Dean Dome confectionery recreations.last_img read more

Some federal figures on marijuana pricing

first_imgOTTAWA – Public Safety Canada commissioned a study to help understand the cost of illegal cannabis. It found:— The price of illegal pot remained relatively stable between 2011 and 2015, dropping an average of one cent a month.— During these years the average price paid on the black market was $7.69 per gram for high-quality pot, $7.14 for medium-quality and $7.26 for low-quality.— On average medical cannabis cost nearly $2 per gram more than illicit pot.(Source: Public Safety Canada notes released through the Access to Information Act)last_img read more

Legal cannabis for sale in Calgary

first_imgCALGARY (660 NEWS) – There will be two cannabis stores opening in Calgary, on the first day of legalization.At 10 a.m., 420 Premium Market and Nova Cannabis at Willow Park, both along Macleod Trail, will welcome in the city’s first legal cannabis customers.Shelley Girard is with Alcanna, the company that owns Nova Cannabis and says staff expect lots of people on the historic day.“We are expecting some excitement–some energy–some buzz, so to speak–with customers and consumers and we’re ready. We’re ready for there to be some crowds and some lineups,” Girard said. Girard added, owners believe they have enough product to meet the demand, including dried cannabis, oils, capsules and paraphernalia.last_img read more

TRC reaches out to inmates about residential school experiences

first_imgAPTN National NewsFor the last four years Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission has been gathering statements from former residential school students about their experiences.And now for the first time the TRC will begin speaking with inmates in the Northwest Territories in the hopes that they too can begin their healing journeys.APTN National News reporter Cullen Crozier has this story.last_img

CPPIB and Texas partner to purchase oil and gas assets in Ohio

first_imgHOUSTON – A partnership which includes the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has signed an agreement to acquire oil and gas assets in Ohio for about C$2.6 billion in cash.Encino Acquisition Partners (EAP) — comprised of the CPPIB and Houston-based Encino Energy — is purchasing more than 364,000 hectares of land on which about 900 wells produce more than 600 million cubic feet of gas equivalent per day.EAP says it plans to operate multiple drilling rigs on the properties to boost production and cash flow.The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018.“With a multi-decade inventory of development projects held by 920 producing wells, the Utica acquisition provides an excellent start for EAP, said Encino CEO Hardy Murchison.“With a strong balance sheet and a partner of CPPIB’s stature, EAP is well positioned for continued growth through drilling and acquisitions.”The CPPIB invests money not needed by the Canada Pension Plan to pay current benefits and had $356.1 billion in assets as of March 31, 2018.last_img read more

Patient transferred to Fort Nelson Hospital after airplane crash

first_imgFORT NELSON, B.C. – CHEK-TV in Victoria is reporting that Comox’s 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron was called out to help with a small plane crash near Liard River in the Yukon.The crash happened 20 nautical miles northeast of Liard River in the Yukon, near the B.C. – Yukon Border.Search and rescue crews were sent out Friday evening and were able to rescue the pilot and stabilize the patient.  The patient was then transported to Fort Nelson for further care. What was supposed to be your average day out doing compliance and enforcement over the long weekend quickly went into full gear as the Fort Nelson BCCOS are called in by the RCMP to assist with the search and rescue of a downed small aircraft last night. pic.twitter.com/oq5qQSvJVy— BC CO Service (@_BCCOS) May 19, 2018Rescue crews were dispatched out of Victoria after the Cessna 206’s emergency locator signal was received.last_img read more

No eway bill if GST returns not filed for 2 months

first_imgNew Delhi: Non-filers of GST returns for two straight months will be barred from generating e-way bills for transporting goods effective June 21, the finance ministry said. Businesses under GST composition scheme, however, will be barred from generating e-way bill if they fail to file tax returns for two consecutive filing periods, which is six months. The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has notified June 21, 2019, as the day from which any “consignor, consignee, transporter, e-commerce operator or courier agency” would be barred from generating electronic way or e-way bill for failure to file tax returns for the stipulated time period as mentioned in the GST rules. As per rules, a composition scheme taxpayer who has not furnished the returns for two consecutive tax periods and a regular taxpayer who has not filed returns for a consecutive period of two months would be restricted from generating e-way bill.last_img read more