Warriors’ Stephen Curry could play in upcoming trip

first_imgOAKLAND — Warriors guard Stephen Curry could return as early as Thursday’s game in Toronto after missing the past eight games with a strained left groin.Curry will miss at least the team’s remaining two-game homestand against Sacramento (Saturday) and Orlando (Monday), but the Warriors estimated that Curry will begin practicing with the team sometime next week. Warriors coach Steve Kerr added that Curry participated “in a little scrimmage” on Saturday at the Warriors’ practice facility and …last_img

South Africans on top of the world

first_img3 June 2005Sibusiso Vilane has reached the summit of Everest for the second time, this time the 8 848m peak from the more difficult North Ridge. He was part of a team that included fellow South African Alex Harris.The summit was reached at 7.20am (local time) on Friday. The climbers, part of an expedition by British outfit Jagged Globe, spent a little more than an hour on the summit before beginning their descent.Another South African, Anthony van Marken, summitted with the Alpine Ascents team the previous day.Two years ago Vilane made history, becoming the first black African to reach the peak of the world’s highest mountain. He is now the first black African to have summitted Everest twice from different approaches.This was Harris’ third attempt on the mountain the locals call Chomolongma. He was the leader of the ill-fated Discovery Everest expedition that was forced by the weather to turn back when only 350m from the summit in 2003.With this ascent, Harris becomes only the second South African to have climbed the Seven Summits – the highest mountain on each of the seven continents – after Sean Wisedale.Wisedale was a member of Harris’ 2003 Discovery expedition, and was able to summit then after joining another team.When Sibusiso Vilane reached the summit of Mount Everest in 2003, he said he “felt as though I was stepping onto a very sacred place … I fell to my knees weeping”. (Photo copyright 2003 Discovery Everest Expedition)Vilane, who has dual South African and Swaziland nationalities, was climbing in part to raise funds for three charities, the Birth to Twenty Research Programme at Wits University, the Africa Foundation and the SOS Children’s Village in Swaziland.The Birth to Twenty Research Programme is an initiative run by the university which examines socio-economic, socio-political, demographic and nutrition transitions taking place in South Africa, according to Wits marketing’s Shirona Hassim.Speaking before leaving on the expedition in March, Vilane said he wanted to concentrate on his professional speaking when he returned from Everest.“I would love to get involved with schools around the country, to motivate and inspire the youth to believe in their dreams and make them a reality”, he said.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Minimize forage ash content

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Forage ash content comes from both internal and external sources. Internal sources include minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and potassium found in the leaves and stems of forage plants. External sources include things like soil, bedding, and sand that are deposited on the surface of the forage. An average internal ash content for alfalfa is around 8% and for grass forages around 6%. Values above that represent external sources and are negatively associated with forage quality and animal performance because ash takes the place of nutrients on approximately a 1 to 1 basis. A good goal to shoot for is an ash content of 3% coming from external sources, so an ash content of around 11% for alfalfa and 9% for grass forages.Forage harvest practices increase the external component of forage ash content. There are some management practices that growers can use to minimize the increase in ash percentage. The following list comes from a document written by Dan Undersander, Extension Forage Specialist at the University of Wisconsin:Raise the cutter bar of a disc mower: The lower the cut, the more likely it is to bring soil into the forage. Consider an alfalfa cutting height of 3 inches and 4 inches for alfalfa-grass mixes.Use flat knives on the disc mower. Angled knives create some suction and while they help to pick up lodged forage, they pick up more soil as well.Keep windrow off the ground. Placing a wide swath on to a higher stubble will decrease the amount of soil that can accumulate on the bottom of a windrow.Keep rake tines from touching the ground. Raising a cloud of dust when raking likely is adding 1 to 2% ash content to the hay.Use a windrow merger. Because hay is not rolled across the ground, there can be 1 to 2% less ash in the forage.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — February 22, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 180222_RyanMartinRain continues to be the main focus of our forecast this morning, and we see rain dominating the discussion all the way through most of the weekend. The good news is, rain is done by late Sunday, and we do have some drier days coming. However, between now and then, rain is an issue. Our pattern continues to unfold along the lines we have laid out earlier this week. That means from today through early Sunday morning, the focal point for heavy rain switches to central and southern parts of Ohio. This does not mean we rule out rain up north…but rather we see it being lighter than what happens farther south. Rains today can bring half to 1” rains into southern Ohio with nearly 100% coverage, and up north .1”-.5” with 60% coverage.Tomorrow we have another wave coming up from the southwest. This will bring rains of .25”-.75” to areas south of I-70, and a few hundredths to a quarter of an inch north of I-70. Far northern parts of Ohio, particularly NW Ohio, may miss out on that system.Saturday, scattered showers are back with .25”-.75” over 90% of the state.A strong cold front is back for overnight Saturday night and will bring us our last chance of heavy rains. We can see rains of half to 2” in central and southern Ohio, up to half an inch up north. The rains linger through Sunday mid-morning, but should be east of us by shortly afternoon. We may be able to pick up another few hundredths to half an inch during that early Sunday period.Dry for Sunday afternoon through next Wednesday night. High pressure moves across the region during that period.Our next system arrives a little later on Thursday, and lasts a bit longer. We see showers nosing into Indiana Thursday midday and early afternoon, and then the rains continue through the overnight and through at least the first half of Friday. We are lowing rain totals just a bit, to a quarter to 1 inch, and the heaviest rains will be over the southern half of the state.In the extended 11-16 day forecast period we have a cold front that crosses the state around the 6th with potential for half to 1.5” rains. The rest of the extended forecast is drier. Temperatures the rest of this 10 day period will be closer to normal, and we do not see huge warm surges as we go into March.last_img read more

FashionSavvy Comedians Express A LightHearted Side Of Nordstrom For The Retailers OneOfAKind

first_imgSEATTLE — Leading fashion specialty retailer Nordstrom, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of its 2018 Anniversary Sale marketing campaign, debuting today in the U.S. and Canada. The company partnered with four fashion-savvy comedians for the one-of-a-kind sale, which takes place from July 20 through August 5. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Liza Koshy Daniel Levy Advertisement Hannah Simone FASHION-SAVVY COMEDIANS EXPRESS A LIGHT-HEARTED SIDE OF NORDSTROM FOR THE RETAILER’S ONE-OF-A-KIND ANNIVERSARY SALE CAMPAIGN – Daniel Levy (PRNewsfoto/Nordstrom, Inc.) The full cast includes Liza Koshy, multi-hyphenate entertainer: actress, Double Dare host and star of Liza on Demand; Daniel Levy, writer, producer & Schitt’s Creek actor; Phoebe Robinson, 2 Dope Queens comedian, New York Timesbestselling author, and actress; and Hannah Simone, New Girl actress. The campaign was shot by Mary Ellen Matthews, who is best known for her portraits of celebrity guests and the cast of Saturday Night Live, as well as videos she has directed for the show since 2010.This diverse group of individuals love fashion, have a great sense of humor, are passionate about their work, and express their style in a fresh way that Nordstrom believes will appeal to customers. Twitter Facebook Advertisement Phoebe Robinson Login/Register With: “Fashion is about having fun and we think we’ve captured that with this campaign,” said Scott Meden, Nordstrom Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “We believe in the power of personal style and in making customers feel good. We hope customers enjoy the energy and wit our stylish comedian cast bring to the campaign.”The photo and video campaign will be featured on nordstrom.com/anniversarysaleca, on the retailer’s social platforms, and in the Anniversary Sale catalog. Advertising components include digital, print, out of home, radio, shopping bags, store windows and in-store displays. The comedians also filmed short videos promoting the retailer’s “Show Us How You #NSALE” sweepstakes, where customers can submit an Anniversary Sale photo or video via social media or online to express their enthusiasm for the sale and win a $500 Nordstrom Gift Card.COMEDIAN QUOTESLiza Koshy: “Nordstrom has a diversity of brands that work for many personal styles and body types. It’s really representative of our generation. And who doesn’t love a discount? I only shop sales.”Daniel Levy: “I’m just going to be honest: I’m cheap and I love a good sale. I buy all of my favorite clothes on sale – the special pieces I want but just can’t bring myself to buy at full price. The Anniversary Sale is great because these are brand-new arrivals – but at super sale prices.”Phoebe Robinson: “I go way back with Nordstrom because I got my prom dress there in high school. What I love about Nordstrom is that they have easy, ready-to-wear stuff. You can get really cute clothes! And that they’re having a sale means you can get more clothes!”Hannah Simone: “When I grew up, my family moved countries every few years, and we lived in places with amazing bazaars and markets such as Cyprus, Saudi Arabia and India. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale reminds me of these markets. It’s a diverse shopping experience with incredible options to buy from different designers. And you get a great deal!”The Anniversary Sale originated in the 1960s and is the company’s biggest event of the year. This one-of-a-kind event offers brand-new arrivals at super-sale prices for a limited time – then prices go back up after two weeks. Sale items include brand-new clothing, shoes, accessories, home items and beauty/grooming for men, women and kids, including limited-distribution brands like J.Crew, Madewell, Charlotte Tilbury and more. The company hopes to inspire and engage customers across price and style spectrums and create a sense of newness and discovery in-stores and online. Nordstrom cardholders have the exclusive ability to shop Anniversary Sale before everyone else during Early Access, starting July 12 in the U.S. (and July 17 in Canada). More information is available at nordstrom.com/anniversaryearlyaccessca.About NordstromNordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 371 stores in 40 states, including 122 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 237 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; two clearance stores; seven Trunk Club clubhouses; and its Nordstrom Local service concept. Additionally, customers are served online through Nordstrom.com, Nordstromrack.com, HauteLook and TrunkClub.com. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN. Advertisementlast_img read more

Usain Bolt to Skeptics Im Clean

Usain Bolt has one thing to say following the doping violations that have been publicized about his countrymen: “I’m clean.”Bolt, who is undoubtedly the fastest man in the world, is speaking publicly for the first time since Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell, Sherone Simpson and Veronica Campbell-Brown tested positive for banned substances.“If you were following me since 2002, you would know that I have been doing phenomenal things since I was 15,” Bolt told reporters in London. “I was the youngest person to win the world junior title at 15, I ran the world junior record at 18, the world youth record at 17. I have broken every record there is to break, in every event I have ever done. For me, I have proven myself since I was 15. For me, I have shown I was always going to be great.”Bolt went on to say, “I was made to inspire people and to run. I was given a gift and that’s what I do. I’m confident in myself and my team, the people I work with. And I know I am clean.”Powell, Campbell-Brown and Simpson firmly deny knowingly taking banned substances. While those three will not be competing, Bolt is expected to run at weekend’s Diamond League meeting in London.Bolt’s speed is off the charts. See the video above. read more