Drought Has Potential Three-Year Impact on Beef Production

first_img Previous articleOil Sharply Higher on International TensionsNext articleDrought Season Highlights Damage Caused By Nematodes Gary Truitt To avoid the three-year “tail,” he said producers might need to pay the price now to supplement feed and make sure cows are healthy and in moderate body condition. Healthy cows will breed better and can shorten the time producers face fallout from the drought. Home Indiana Agriculture News Drought Has Potential Three-Year Impact on Beef Production In a drought year, forages are low in both quality and quantity, which can leave cows thin and undernourished. Less-than-optimal body conditions can have reproductive consequences not only this year, but next year as well. Heat stress coupled with poor nutrition can create a double whammy by lowering oocyte and sperm quality, as well as embryo survival if fertilization does occur, Lemenager said. “The environmental conditions we are experiencing have ratcheted stress forward into the heart of the breeding season for those that calve in the spring, meaning it’s very probable we’ll see more open cows than normal this fall,” he said. Other Purdue Extension drought-related resources are available at https://www.agry.purdue.edu/ext/corn/cafe/drought/index.html Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Source: Purdue Lemenager said the likely increase in open cows this year means producers need to pregnancy-check cows to minimize the use of expensive feeds. When forages are in short supply, there is little reason for producers to feed non-productive animals. Instead, they can consider marketing culled cows earlier than normal to take advantage of higher market prices. “If we’re short on forage we have the option of sliding by, but if cows are thin going into the fall, fewer will be bred, calves will be lighter at weaning time this year and fewer calves will be born next year,” Lemenager said. “Then, if cows are thin heading into next breeding season, fewer cows will be bred and colostrum quality will be lower, meaning a lower calf survival rate which affects productivity in years two and three.” More detailed information about each of these steps, including sample diet formulations, can be found in Lemenager and Johnson’s publication, “Beef Management Practices for Coping With a Short Forage Supply” on the Purdue Animal Sciences Beef Center website at https://www.thebeefcenter.com. Click on “Dealing with Drought” on in the left column. * Avoid overgrazing and employ rotational grazing.* Creep-feed calves to create near normal weaning weights.* Early-wean calves to take pressure off of both cows and pastures.* Identify and manage poisonous plants in pastures and hay fields.* Establish summer annuals to increase late-season forage production.* Pregnancy-check and market cull cows earlier than normal to reduce feed needs.* Inventory hay and other feed resources.* Analyze feeds for nutrient profiles to help determine supplemental feed needs.* Use alternative feeds to supplement and stretch forage supplies.* Limit hay access time to stretch forage supplies.* Limit-feed a high-concentrate diet to stretch forage supplies.* Graze crop residues and stockpiled forages to reduce harvested feed needs.* Use drought-stressed corn for grazing, green chop or silage.* Make sure cattle have access to a clean, cool water supply.* Moisten the soil around ground rods of electric fences. SHARE Drought Has Potential Three-Year Impact on Beef Production SHARE By Gary Truitt – Jul 3, 2012 Livestock producers who fail to properly manage the drought could find themselves dealing with the consequences long after the rains return, says a Purdue Extension beef specialist.Exceptionally high temperatures and extremely low rainfall have combined to stress livestock and reduce their feed supplies. Producers can take steps to manage a situation that might cost some money now but could pay off in big ways in the long run. “The tail on this can be pretty long if we don’t manage things right in a drought year,” Ron Lemenager said. “One thing that I think is really important for producers to consider this year is body condition. If you use condition scores of these cows as a barometer of where you’re at nutritionally, we can’t do much about the heat or drought, but we can make sure we don’t have any nutritional deficiencies.” In addition to monitoring body condition, Lemenager and Purdue Extension forage specialist Keith Johnson offered producers a list of steps they can take to manage drought and heat stress:last_img read more

Why is the Gap for Risk Between First-Time and Repeat Homebuyers Widening?

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: AEI’s International Center on Housing Risk Agency First-Time Buyer Risk Risk of Default Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago December 14, 2015 1,727 Views Why is the Gap for Risk Between First-Time and Repeat Homebuyers Widening? The gap between Agency indices measuring risk of default for first-time homebuyers compared to repeat buyers is widening, according to data released by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)’s International Center on Housing Risk on Monday.The AEI’s Agency First-Time Buyer Mortgage Risk Index (FBMRI), which estimates the share of first-time buyer mortgages that would default if the U.S. economy experienced economic stress or a downturn similar to conditions in 2007 and 2008, found that the Agency FBMRI for first-time buyers is currently 6 percentage points higher than the risk index for repeat homebuyers and the gap has been growing.What is the reason for the widening gap? According to AEI, it is largely driven by risk layering. As of the end of November 2015, about 70 percent of first-time buyer mortgages had a combined loan-to-value ratio of higher than 95 percent. According to AEI, about 97 percent of those first-time buyers had a 30-year term mortgage.“Given the combination of little money down and slow amortization, these buyers will have very little home equity for a number of years unless their house appreciates substantially,” AEI stated in the report.In November 2015, the down payment for a median first-time homebuyer with an agency mortgage was only 3 percent, which calculates to about $7,200. That group also had a median FICO score of 706, which is 7 points lower than the national average of all individuals in the U.S. with a score, which was 713. For first-time buyers with FHA loans in November, the median FICO score was only 676—suggesting that mortgage credit access for first-time buyers may not be as tight as some news cycles have been suggesting.“The typical first-time buyer these days puts little money down and has a credit profile that is far from stellar,” said Stephen Oliner, codirector of AEI’s International Center on Housing Risk. “Those who assert that credit is tight are ignoring the facts.”According to AEI, About one-fifth of first-time buyers had a FICO score below 660 (the traditional definition of subprime mortgages), and more than one-quarter of them had total DTI ratios of higher than 43 percent, which is the limit set by the government’s qualified mortgage rule. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Why is the Gap for Risk Between First-Time and Repeat Homebuyers Widening? Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe About Author: Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. AEI’s International Center on Housing Risk Agency First-Time Buyer Risk Risk of Default 2015-12-14 Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Bucking the Trend Next: DS News Webcast: Tuesday 12/15/2015last_img read more

More than just a number

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article More than just a numberOn 8 Jan 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Peoplestrategy might be gaining credibility in the business world, but more has to bedone to convince hard-nosed City analysts that the human factor has a bearingon company valuation. Over to you, HR…Every morning at around 6.30am, somewhere in the City, a chief executive andhis team will be huddled around the table putting the finishing touches to theday’s schedule of briefings, interviews and presentations ahead of theannouncement of the company’s latest set of results. Those at the CEO’s side will generally include the finance director,director of investor relations, managing director and the financial publicrelations adviser. Often the chairman will be there to add his weight to theproceedings and, occasionally, if there’s a specific announcement or initiativein the pipeline, the operations director or marketing director will be presenttoo. After an early round of media interviews and, with the markets now open andtrading, the financial team will head off for perhaps the most critical meetingof the morning – the analysts’ presentation. While the journalists will belooking to make snap judgements designed to catch the headlines and set theday’s news agenda, the analysts will be asking tougher questions. During the meeting, the analysts will work their way through the profit andloss account at the back of the statement, scribbling quick calculations in themargins and generally sucking on their pens as they work out what they shouldbe recommending to their clients when they return to their desks. Questionswill be fired back and forth. Yet, throughout these proceedings, for the vast majority of companies, theHR director will be nowhere in sight. And despite the recognition that one of thekey drivers of competitive edge is the quality of people in an organisation,the company report will probably contain just a couple of paragraphs on HR. The”people strategy” will inevitably consist of little more than a fewplatitudes hidden in the chief executive’s operational overview. This is because analysts are primarily concerned with bottom-line financialsthat allow them to form a quantitative judgement about a stock, arguesAlexander Campbell, head of HR for investment bank UBS Warburg in London. While analysts are expected to take a view on the personnel at a company,particularly its senior executive management, this by its nature, will be amore qualitative reckoning. Yet there is a growing realisation that human capital is an essential partof the valuation equation. Take software giant Microsoft – no analysis of thesoftware giant would be complete without consideration of the quality of itssoftware development teams. Analysts will look at things such as labourturnover, spend on research and development and compensation and benefitsinformation. “But the fact of the matter is that, at the moment, most companyreports do not include anything of great value in those statistics,” saysCampbell. “It is a lot easier to get hold of the financials,” agrees JimWood-Smith, head of research at stockbroker Gerrard. “The numbers arethere to grasp and it is much harder to grasp the quality of the staff throughthe business.” But, as he admits – in the no-nonsense speak favoured by the City – it isimpossible to get a proper understanding of a business without understandingthe people side, particularly the senior management. “If it is run bymorons you will soon know about it.” Tim Huddart, head of research EMEA at investment bank Merrill Lynch, addsthat the HR picture largely comes from looking at the operational highlightsand having discussions about work practices. But, he concedes, “It is notsomething we would get an obvious insight into.” In the normal run of things, the only time the issue of human capital topsthe agenda is when a company is reducing the head-count, argues Marc Thompson,research fellow in employee relations at Templeton College. Nevertheless, issues such as brand capital, intangible assets andintellectual and human capital are all gaining ground among City observers.Models such as those put forward by international HR consultancy Watson Wyattand insurance firm Skandia (see box) are being talked about more widely. But with only 5 to 10 per cent of HR directors at board level there is asense that, when it comes to presenting to the City, it is the finance directorwho will talk about HR issues, Thompson suggests. The difficulty for analysts in making an assessment of human capital isthat, for people who spend their days looking for concrete evidence, it canseem a nebulous and intangible affair – and so unattractive – argues SimonBarrow, chairman of People in Business. For instance, who could have foreseenthe implosion of Marconi, which prided itself on having a “valuesdriven” management, he says. “I don’t believe that HR is yet anintegral part of any formal review by analysts.” Even when looking at companies such as Tesco, analysts will tend to focus onits growth plans, purchases, margins and its performance in Europe rather thanhow its HR strategy has helped to grow the business. Analysts will more often look at the quality of management and the strengthof the brand when making a judgement, agrees veteran retail analyst Nick Bubbat SG Securities, but human resources itself is less of an issue. “The brand tends to say something about the staff. Carphone Warehouse,for instance, has great brand strength and that has something to do with thequality of its staff,” he says. It’s a question of getting a feel for the firm, the vibes of the place.”Take John Lewis, it apparently has a fuddy duddy way of not opening onMondays and weird hours, and so on, but it is very good at staff motivation. Ithink it is just bound-in with people’s judgement of the brand and themanagement.” So, what is to be done? The solution, argues Lynda Gratton, professor oforganisational behaviour at London Business School, lies fairly and squarely atthe feet of the HR profession. “The fault is ours,” she says. Up to now, HR has not made a very good case for it to be measured, sheargues. “If HR has got anything to say, then it will be listened to. Theproblem is that there are not the models there.” Analysts will do “whatever they can” to get a decent valuation ofa firm and will use HR as a measure just like any other, if they can. At themoment, though, the only way they can do that is the rather ad hoc approach oflistening to proxies and understanding what the CEO is saying, she adds. “It is very hard for them to get any understanding of the depth of thepeople within an organisation.” HR departments, agrees UBS’s Campbell, have been slow to catch on to theimportance of presenting themselves in a quantitative way that can be measuredby the City. “Most HR functions do not have any way of quantifying thelinkage between the initiatives that they are launching and added value,”he says. Analysts would, rightly, be sceptical about listening to an HR director whowas unable to back up his presentation with hard numbers. “They must beable to demonstrate the achievement between HR initiatives and increasingshareholder value,” he argues. Yet, Campbell adds, “I think that it is inevitable that, over the next10 years, company reports will include much more comprehensive sections on humancapital provided we can come up with meaningful measurements.” HR directors need to be able to show the City that they have achieved whatthey have set out to achieve, in a quantifiable way, adds Steven Dicker, apartner at HR consultancy Watson Wyatt. While valuing human capital is important in all sectors, in some it is moreso than others. Watson Wyatt, for instance, is currently working with a retailchain where to be able to the show the value its customer service adds to thebusiness is vital. “It’s all about why it adds value for investors,”he says. “It tends to be a fairly subjective process rather than having aprotocol that they follow. I do not believe there is a standard method,”he says. HR departments need to make the link between delivery, value andenhancement of shareholder value. Yet just as the City is beginning to grasp the need to include human capitalwithin its valuations, the economic downturn has sent analysts scurrying backto their spreadsheets. The focus has shifted back to the financialfundamentals, says Sean Tyson, professor of HR management at Cranfield Schoolof Management. Analysts are now much more interested in asking if a company is holding orhaemorrhaging its short-term value rather than looking at the wider HR-ledpicture. “Instead of looking at whether the HR strategy fits the businessstrategy they are increasingly looking at whether the company has credibleresources simply to enable it to survive.” In the current climate it looks as if it will be even harder for HRdirectors to get their voices heard in the City. But it is a battle they mustfight. Tools to measure HR’s impact on the bottom lineNavigatorDevised by insurance firm Skandia in 1996Navigator is a “future-orientedbusiness planning model” trying to provide a more balanced view of thecompany than the simple financials. It aims to put a value on the company’sintellectual capital in relation to its more conventional operational divisionsand strategies.Human Capital IndexDevised by international HR consultancy Watson Wyatt in 1999 The Human Capital Index is designedto gauge how a company’s management of its human capital – its staff,management and talent – affects its financial performance.It uses a questionnaire to determine how the company carriesout its HR practices. The responses are matched to objective financialmeasures, including the company’s market value, its three- and five-year totalreturns to shareholders and “Tobin’s Q” – an economic ratio designedto measure an organisation’s ability to create value beyond its physical assets.The relationship between HR practices and value creation isthen assessed and HCI scores created, with results on a scale of 0 to 100 –where 0 represents the poorest human capital management, and 100 the ideal.last_img read more

Officials probe response to accidental death in Hamilton County

first_imgCincinnati, Oh. — Officials are urging caution after a Hamilton County, Ohio teen was killed in a freak accident inside a Honda Odyssey van in the Seven Hills School parking lot.A report from Cincinnati police Kyle Plush, 16, called 911 around 3 p.m. using hands-free commands saying he was trapped in a seat inside the vehicle. Dispatchers were unable to pinpoint his location. Officers soon began searching parking lots on school grounds but were unable to locate the teen.During the 911 exchange with dispatchers Plush reportedly said, “I probably don’t have much time left, so tell my mom I love her.”Plush was found by his father six hours later around 9 p.m. deceased in the van.Law enforcement officials are conducting a review of the call and response by police.According to Consumerreports.com 800,000 Honda Odyssey vans were recalled in 2017 because second-row seats were accidentally tipping forward. It’s unknown if Plush’s van was included in the recall.last_img read more

Fair scores career high as Syracuse suffers 1st loss of season

first_img Published on December 22, 2012 at 5:34 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman Related Stories TEMPLE OF DOOM: Free throws cost Syracuse as Orange suffers 1st loss of the season to TempleGallery: Syracuse loses first game of season to Temple in Gotham Classic NEW YORK – C.J. Fair tried to singlehandedly lead Syracuse to a win. At both ends of the floor, Fair showed perhaps the most aggressiveness he has all season. When the game was over, though, the thought of what could’ve been is what lingered.Fair scored a career-high 25 points, grabbed seven rebounds and hit all eight of his free-throw attempts in his 38 minutes on the floor in Syracuse’s 83-79 loss to Temple Saturday. Where the Orange struggled as a team, Fair shined. He tried to bring Syracuse back, but his efforts weren’t enough and the few mistakes he made were what stood out.He started the game off with a thunderous dunk on the back end of an alley-oop that gave Syracuse a 4-2 lead. From that point on, Fair controlled the Orange’s offense.“I got going early, so I just had to be aggressive,” Fair said. “Mike (Carter-Williams) and Brandon (Triche) did a good job finding me. In the second half, it was just time to be aggressive but you just hate to come up short.”Fair’s performance was the only thing that really let Syracuse even have a chance at winning. The Orange shot 12 3-pointers and only hit two of them, missed 15 free throws and perhaps most importantly, Carter-Williams had nowhere to pass.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Owls limited his passing options by not moving off their assignments to help guard Carter-Williams. So they turned him into a scorer instead of a passer, and he scored only six points from the field.“They didn’t come off to help. He’s got to finish those,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He missed some good looks, he got some good opportunities.”With Carter-Williams – and basically the entire Syracuse lineup – struggling, someone had to step up. Fair took the assignment.With 5:17 left in the first half, Fair made a huge block on Temple forward Jake O’Brien, then drove the lane hard at the other end for a layup, but was fouled by Quenton DeCosey. He hit both free throws to give Syracuse a 29-26 lead.He then hit two straight jumpers, sandwiching a 3-pointer from Khalif Wyatt, to give Syracuse a four-point lead with 3:54 left in the first half.“He was very aggressive. He was able to get the ball in the lane. I think he got fouled a lot. I think he’s one of the guys that actually made his free throws,” Triche said. “With him being so aggressive, it definitely helped our team out, just him playing at a high level.”He hit two more free throws and a jumper from the top of the lane to help Syracuse take a two-point lead into the locker room at halftime.Fair also kept Temple from making its lead insurmountable for the Orange. He fought through contact and made a layup with 14:05 left that cut Temple’s lead to four.His biggest points came toward the end of the game.With three minutes left, he knocked down a 3-pointer from the left corner that brought SU within two. Temple guard Scootie Randall then missed a 3 at the other end and Fair grabbed the rebound. He went to take another 3 from the same spot on the floor as his previous make, faked, and began a baseline drive for what would’ve been an open layup.Instead, he stepped out of bounds. When the game was over, Fair sat back in his locker and said that was the play that stands out in his mind. Not the 3-pointer that sent a charge through the Madison Square Garden crowd.On a day where he scored 25 points and played almost flawlessly at both ends of the floor, it was that final missed chance that bothered Fair. He had a stellar performance that pretty much went to waste.“The thing that’s in the back of my mind is the play after when I, same situation, stepped out of bounds,” Fair said. “I think I should’ve shot it. That play hurt us.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Uganda’s African rookies KCCA desperate to topple giants Ahly

first_imgRapidly improving Congolese Ben Malango bagged a brace and will need close policing in Morocco from Difaa el Jadida, who exceeded expectations by holding Mouloudia Alger 1-1 in Algeria.Setif host Mouloudia in an Algerian derby and another loss for the two-time champions would all but end their challenge just a third of the way through the mini-league phase.Group CWhile it is dangerous to assume any fixture is a foregone conclusion, it would be a sensation if defending champions Wydad Casablanca of Morocco fail to defeat visiting Port of Togo.Wydad drew 1-1 at 2016 champions Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa through an Ismail el Haddad header while Port were the only matchday 1 losers at home, falling 2-1 to Horoya of Guinea.Horoya host Sundowns in Conakry on May 22 as the Pretoria club play Lionel Messi-inspired Spanish league and cup winners Barcelona in a friendly in Johannesburg this Wednesday.Group DEtoile Sahel of Tunisia and Mbabane Swallows of Swaziland can move three points clear of Zesco United of Zambia and Primeiro Agosto of Angola if they use home advantage to maximum effect.Swallows created a stir last year by making the last 16 of the second-tier CAF Confederation Cup and host Primeiro in Manzini having come from behind to hold Zesco 1-1 in Ndola.There was a similar scoreline in Luanda between Primeiro and Sahel, whose 4-1 thrashing by Club Africain in the Tunisian FA Cup final at the weekend was a bitter blow before hosting Zesco. KCCA fans celebrate a victory at Lugogo. A new atmosphere awaits football fans at Namboole on Tuesday. PHOTO KCCA MEDIATUESDAY: KCCA FC (Uganda ??) vs Al-Ahly (Egypt ??)Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Rookies Kampala Capital City Authority of Uganda and record eight-time winners Al Ahly of Egypt will be equally desperate for CAF Champions League matchday 2 points when they clash Tuesday.Both clubs began their Group A campaigns disappointingly with Ahly held 0-0 at home by Esperance of Tunisia and Kampala losing 1-0 away to Township Rollers of Botswana.“This is a very important match for us and it will not be easy, but we hope to win,” Ahly coach Hossam el Badry told reporters when the African giants arrived in the Ugandan capital.His counterpart is confident his side can pull it off. ” I have a group of players who are quite expressive. Fans should expect a very entertaining game at the Mandela National Stadium on Tuesday. I do not care if we win 4-3,” said coach Mike Mutebi.There are six fixtures this Tuesday, one on Wednesday and one next Tuesday and AFP Sport takes a group-by-group look at what is at stake.Group AThe Kampala-Ahly clash in Namboole is a potential cracker as the Egyptians dare not lose while the Ugandans must win to be realistic contenders for a top-two finish and a quarter-finals spot.El Badry has kept faith in young South African Phakamani Mahlambi, including him in the squad after he squandered several good chances to break the deadlock against Esperance.The Tunisians will lack injured striker Taha Yassine Khenissi at home to Rollers in Rades, but it would be a shock if the two-time champions failed to secure full points.Mutebi giving instructions to Ivan Ntege before the latter was introduced in the CAF Confederation tie against Club Africain at Lugogo last year. He has since moved to Botswana, for Township Rollers who edged KCCA 1-0 in the Group’s opening match. PHOTO KCCA MEDIA Group BTP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo made a fantastic start to what is widely regarded as the toughest group by hammering Entente Setif of Algeria 4-1 in Lubumbashi.center_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Virat Kohli reminisces his early career as DDCA unveils a stand in his name

first_imgAdvertisement sojNBA Finals | Brooklyn VscnfWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ec4guwr( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5zWould you ever consider trying this?😱vh6a6Can your students do this? 🌚bgwdkRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) unveiled the Virat Kohli pavilion in their annual awards function and the Indian skipper couldn’t help but reminisce about his early days at the stadium. The DDCA also renamed the iconic Feroz Shah Kotla as Arun Jaitley Stadium in a homage towards the late politician and sports-administrator at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Thursday.Advertisement “Never thought I would be honoured at such a grand scale. Don’t know how to address this as my family, wife, brother, sister-in-law are here,” said a nostalgic Virat Kohli.Advertisement “It was in 2001 (2000) during a match against Zimbabwe, my childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma gave me two tickets. I remember clinging to the gallery grill asking for Javagal Srinath’s autograph. I was telling my brother how far we have come. So today to have a pavilion in my name at the same stadium is surreal and a great honour,” he added.A short video on Kohli’s journey from his U-19 days to being the Indian captain was shown in the ceremony, in the presence of the entire Indian cricket team along with the support staffs.Advertisement On his relation with the late Arun Jaitley, Kohli said, “I told Arun Jaitley ji’s family that the world knew him differently but I have known him just as a human being.”“He came to my residence after my father’s death and gave me courage and strength. It’s a momentous occasion today” he added.The Indian team along with their skipper was felicitated by Sports minister Kiren Rijiju while former sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and India legend Kapil Dev, were also present. Advertisementlast_img read more

David Warner creates unbeaten opening batting record in 3-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka

first_imgAdvertisement c2NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7hwstWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9tt( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) a70Would you ever consider trying this?😱hnCan your students do this? 🌚Roller skating! Powered by Firework After a disastrous Ashes campaign earlier this year, Aussie opener David Warner bounced back to form with three match winning performances against Sri Lanka in the recently concluded T20I series. The left hander demolished the Lanka boys all by himself, scoring 217 runs in 3 matches without even getting dismissed in those games.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty ImagesWarner smashed a swashbuckling 56-ball 100 in the 1st T20I in Adelaide, and helped his team easily chase down a mere target of 118 in the 2nd fixture in Brisbane; scoring 60 from 41 deliveries. Today, in the final match of the series at Melbourne, he yet again played the anchor role remaining unbeaten at 57 while Australia completed their whitewash over Sri Lanka.And with these sublime performances, not only he was judged as the man of the series but created a number of records as well; being the first ever opener to remain unbeaten in all 3 games of a 3-match T20I series and the 1st Australian to score 2000 runs in T20I cricket. He also became the 3rd batsman in international cricket to record three consecutive fifties in a bilateral T20I series.Advertisement India captain Virat Kohli was the 1st batsman to achieve this feat in 2015-16, scoring 90*, 59* and 50 during India’s tour of Australia. While Kiwi batsman Colin Munro became the second with his 53, 66 and 104 against West Indies in 2017-18.Lanka series done, and now Warner will be eager to continue his destructive form when Australia take on Pakistan in a 3-match T20I series which starts from Sunday.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Kernals on the Cob (A Crop Tour Parody)

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Get ready for this year’s I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour, presented by AgroLiquid, by checking out this crop tour parody song written by Matt Reese and Ty Higgins!Lyrics: Every year we hit the road to look at lots of crops Husking ears and counting pods At every single stop If there is mud caked on our boots It’s never quite as fun But rain or shine we’ll be just fine And work til the jobs done.Counting kernals on the cob How’d I get this crazy job? Hit the road just before dawn Spend the day in the hot sun Looking for insects and different kinds of Leaf disease. I’ll sample the corn, cause I have to pee.We stop for doughnuts and ice cream A few times along the way Swapping tall tales of short corn We saw throughout the day We crisscross the interstate Back roads are all we drive Sure hope Bart fixed those truck breaks So we make it back alive.Hours in the crop tour van Sitting by a sweaty man Beans and corn and corn and beans Are the only things I’ve seen Found some white mold and some nitrogen deficiency Hey I’ll check the corn, I have to pee No I mean it guys I do have to peelast_img read more