Raiders’ triumph over Chargers shows there’s more than one way to win

first_imgOAKLAND — We take a break from the Raiders regularly scheduled program for something completely different.Tellingly, it came with the same result.The Raiders beat the Los Angeles Chargers 26-24 at the Coliseum, bringing down the curtain on prime time games in Oakland. They’re 5-4, with upcoming games against Cincinnati (0-8) and the New York Jets (1-7) and no sane person can deny the Raiders have put themselves in position to make a run at the postseason.It wasn’t so much that the Raiders …last_img read more

Videos demonstrate wheat growth stages

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With much of the winter wheat crop across Ohio approaching critical growth stages for crucial management decision-making, a wheat expert from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University offers a series of YouTube videos that demonstrate how growers can correctly identify their crops’ various growth stages.The series is designed as a tool to help growers understand the various stages of wheat growth and to know what management strategies can be used during each growth stage, said Pierce Paul, an Ohio State University Extension wheat researcher.The videos, which begin with wheat at Feekes Growth Stage 6, show the key growth stages of wheat throughout the growing season, said Paul, who is also a plant pathologist with the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.Assessing riskGrowers need to know how to judge wheat’s growth stages so they can make appropriate decisions on when to apply nitrogen and herbicides and whether they will need to apply a fungicide, Paul said. Understanding wheat’s growth stages also helps growers judge the potential for injury to their plant stands under the recent cold snap that hit the region, he said. “Failure to correctly identify wheat growth stages could lead to improper timing of fertilizer and herbicide applications, which could lead to ineffective use of these inputs and even crop injury,” Paul said. “Plus, knowing the growth stage is important for assessing whether the crop is at risk for freezing injury — wheat at Feekes 6 and later are more prone to injury than wheat between Feekes 4 and 5.”The first video, Feekes Growth Stage 6, can be viewed at go.osu.edu/feekes6.Feekes Growth Stages 7 and 8 can be viewed at go.osu.edu/feekes78. Identifying Feekes Growth Stages 9 and 10 can be viewed at go.osu.edu/feekes910. Identifying wheat heading can be viewed at go.osu.edu/wheatheading and a video on wheat flowering can be viewed at go.osu.edu/wheatflowering.last_img read more

Yes, Windows 8 Truly Is An Opportunity For Apple

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Apple#iPad#Mac#Microsoft#Windows 8 dan lyons Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A few weeks ago I wrote a piece called “You Know Who Loves Windows 8’s Metro Interface? Apple.” That was Oct. 25, the day Microsoft had its big rollout of Windows 8 in New York. Flash forward a few weeks and it’s looking like Windows 8 will indeed be a tremendous gift to the folks in Cupertino. That’s what Apple pundit (and former top Apple executive) Jean-Louis Gassee claims in his “Monday Note” blog today. Gassee says Microsoft’s recently departed Windows boss Steven Sinofsky, who pulled off a miracle with Windows 7, fell short on Windows 8, perhaps because the task he was given was too large and unwieldy. Windows 8, Gassee says, is “a 21-blade Swiss Army knife: a great list of features on paper, dubious usability in practice.”And that opens the door for Apple. “The `re-complicated’ Windows offers Apple an intriguing opportunity,” Gassee writes. “They can capitalize on Microsoft’s misstep, extend a welcoming hand to the Windows users who intend to switch to Apple, and make the iPad the sine qua noon of what a Post-PC device should be.”Windows 8: Sales Ain’t GreatSo far Windows 8 seems to be off to a tepid start. Sales of Windows 8 have been below Microsoft’s internal projections, according to Paul Thurott of Supersite for Windows.That jibes with what our Microsoft reporter, Mark Hachman, is hearing. A top exec at retailer NewEgg told Hachman that Windows 8 has been “slow going.”We might have seen this coming. The day before Windows 8 shipped, a survey of Windows users showed that one-third of them planned to buy an iPad, and 12% were planning to switch to a Mac.It’s not that Windows 8 is terrible. It’s just that it’s so different that people who have been using previous versions of Windows will have a lot of learning to do if they want to move to Windows 8.If you’re going to have to learn a whole new operating system, you might as well take a look at a Mac or an iPad.That’s the theory, anyway. And, unfortunately for Microsoft, the theory seems to be holding up.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. center_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img

Cignal, Sta. Lucia all pumped up

first_imgBSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Cignal and Sta. Lucia will have reason to be optimistic when the Philippine Superliga (PSL) All-Filipino Conference opens on Tuesday at FilOil Flying V Centre.Fresh from a training camp in Japan, the HD Spikers are on a high after winning the title in the Invitational Conference.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Cignal coach George Pascua’s confidence comes from his intact roster: The core of the national team, Rachel Anne Daquis and Jovelyn Gonzaga will rejoin stalwarts Honey Royse Tubino, Mylene Paat and Steph Mercado.Meanwhile, after taking a one-conference leave of absence, seasoned mentor Sammy Acaylar will be back to guide the young Sta. Lucia squad to glory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast No more foul trouble as Rhodes finally adjusted to PBA officiating Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more