Rangers mourn loss of legend McDonald

first_imgQPR are mourning the tragic loss of former club stalwart Alan McDonald, who died on Saturday at the age of 48.McDonald made over 400 appearances during 17 years as a player at Loftus Road, where he later returned for a spell as assistant manager.A hugely popular figure among Rangers fans, McDonald is the club’s most-capped player.He made 52 appearances for Northern Ireland and starred for them in the 1986 World Cup, which they qualified for with a famous 0-0 draw against England at Wembley.In a statement, the club said it was “desperately saddened” by the news.last_img read more

Dennis Rodman on Dubs dynasty: Curry, Draymond get thumbs up, Durant destroyed

first_imgHey Warriors (and recently departed Warriors), Dennis Rodman has been looking at you.He’s a fan (well, mostly) bearing props across the eras.If you weren’t around for the NBA’s Rodman era, some of the following is going to sound fantastical, preposterous, unreal and just plain bent.Make no mistake, the guy is a legit Hall of Famer. He won five rings. He led the league in rebounds. Seven times. In a row. He was a defensive genius. There were two sides of Rodman, the person and …last_img read more

Weed Survey thoughts. Did you spray a fall burndown?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Most of us have marestail across Ohio. And pretty much all of us have resistant marestail, likely resistant to glyphosate and also likely resistant to the ALS herbicides. And if we all switch to Xtend beans then it will likely also soon be resistant to dicamba. Uh-oh, this is starting to sound bad for the future of soybean weed control. Table 1. The table below shows the number of fields observed in the Ohio Fall Soybean Weed Survey by region, the percent of fields without weeds and weeds observed ranked by appearance.Region of OhioNumber of fields observed% of fields without weedsAppearance by weed; ranked in orderNortheast29626Marestail; grasses; Common lambsquarters; Volunteer corn; and pigweedsEast central7135Marestail; Giant ragweed; Common ragweed; and Redroot pigweedCentral20645Giant ragweed; MarestailNorthwest75546Marestail; Giant ragweed; Common ragweed; grasses; pigweedsWest central71622Giant ragweed; Marestail; Tall waterhemp; Volunteer corn; grassesSouthwest27033Marestail; Giant ragweed; Volunteer corn; common ragweed; pigweeds I take this information below from an article by Mark Loux, from October 2011 regarding Fall Herbicide Treatments. Guess what, it’s the same situation we are in today. Remember fall 2011 — wet with delayed harvest.We have published this same type of information fairly frequently in C.O.R.N. (http://corn.osu.edu), and our suggestions for fall treatments have not really changed much. Herbicides are applied in the fall primarily for control of an existing infestation of winter annuals or marestail, volunteer wheat, biennials (wild carrot, poison hemlock), or cool-season perennials (dandelion, quackgrass, Canada thistle) that are most susceptible to herbicides in the fall. We have already been asked a number of times how late in the fall herbicides can be applied and still be effective. In our research, herbicides seem to be effective for control of winter annuals and biennials well into December. The rate of plant death can slow considerably, but this is not a problem since weeds just have to die by early spring. Control of perennials typically declines in late November or early December though, depending upon weather.We consider the fall herbicide application to be an essential component of an effective marestail management program, although fall is not where the majority of the money should be spent on managing this weed. Even where the herbicides lack residual, the fall treatment seems to enable more effective control of marestail the following season.There is a core group of herbicide treatments that make sense to use in the fall based on their effectiveness and cost, as follows. On biology and control of marestail look over Mark’s website: https://u.osu.edu/osuweeds/, and see the control factsheet.Glyphosate + 2,4-D can be used in the fall prior to any spring crop.It is the most effective of the treatments shown here on grasses, biennials, and perennials.2,4-D + dicamba (premixes = Weedmaster, Brash, etc) can be used prior to corn or soybeans. This combination controls most broadleaf weeds, but is not as effective as glyphosate-based treatments on dandelion or Canada thistle.Canopy EX or DF (or the generics) + 2,4-D can be used prior to soybeans. The only one of the treatments listed here that provides residual control into the following spring/early summer.last_img read more

5 Enterprise Trends to Watch in 2010: Part 1

first_imgTags:#enterprise#Trends Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Who does not love to make predictions? Tis’ the season, right?We posted our Top 10 Enterprise Products for 2009 and so it feels like a good time to provide some perspective on what the enterprise can expect in the year ahead.MashupsMashups are going through a renaissance thanks to the incredible power of cloud computing. These mashups are popping up in any number of ways, especially as business users look for more ways to get answers to problems that previously required technical help from the IT department. Examples are everywhere of this new renaissance. Microsoft is launching Dallas Project as part of Windows Azure. It will give users the ability to combine data from different sources such as data.gov. Even old-school enterprise technologies are getting the treatment. indicee and companies like FusionOps are offering mashup services to pull relevant data from ERP systems. CollaborationCollaboration may be the big daddy, the mega trend to watch. We will see if Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 really holds up to its hype. Expect the market to shake out a bit. We’re starting to see some vendor bloat out there. There are just too many players competing for a piece of the pie. Real-Time EnterpriseEmail overload is perhaps one of the most common issues we hear about. It’s part of the data silo conundrum that plague companies. The real question is how real-time technologies will evolve in the year ahead to help make information more transparent. We are already seeing its evolution. Tibbr is Tibco’s new real-time technology. It is defined more by subject than following people. That’s in contrast to Salesforce Chatter which serves as an internal social network, aggregating data from Facebook and Twitter.We expect real-time services to deepen in the enterprise with some really interesting potentials for its integration with business intelligence technologies. For instance, the ability to use predictive analytics to notify people in a real-time stream of trends to watch. Think of the financial services world as an example. Data aggregated in the cloud, mashed up and delivered in a real-time stream. That’s powerful stuff.The Mobile EnterpriseWe posted today about IDC’s forecast that 1 billion mobile devices will be connected to the Internet by 2013. What that means for the year ahead is a further increase in enterprise apps for mobile devices, and a host of issues that companies must face. Interestingly, Lenovo just bought back its mobile phone group it sold 18 months ago for $100 million, twice its original selling price. Lenovo sees its entire desktop market changing with the advent of mobile devices. In fact, the new desktop is really a smart phone, a netbook or other sub-notebook mobile devices. Mobile spending is up and enterprises are looking at devices like the iPhone. That means a layer of services will be required to protect the enterprise. Expect data security to be a hot issue.Software-as-a-Service IntegrationsThe SaaS market will take another turn next year as the rush continues to integrate third-party applications into any number of platforms. Dashboards that show information from multiple data sources will become increasingly important. These SaaS platforms in many ways may serve as replacements for intranets by providing better ways to connect the enterprise to the social Web. Coming Up in Part 2A look at API’s, web-oriented architectures and the emergence of community management as a required job function in the modern enterprise.center_img alex williams IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more