Harry wants no repeat of Spurs debacle

first_imgHarry Redknapp has told his players there must be no repeat of their dismal display against Tottenham when they face Manchester United at Old Trafford today. Rangers were beaten 4-0 at White Hart Lane and can expect another thrashing if they produce a similar type of performance this afternoon.Recent signings such as striker Radamel Falcao are set to feature for a new-look United side full of attacking talent.But R’s boss Redknapp said: “Sometimes you can drive yourself mad thinking about the opposition. We need go out there and compete.“I felt we went to Tottenham and everybody’s worried about where they’ve got to be and in the end you forget to play yourselves.“There’s nothing like playing with energy, getting after teams, and if you do that I still think that’s the key.“They’re full of quality up front but we’ve got to get at them. We’ve got to try to do our best, when we can, to make sure we pose a threat to them.”United are overwhelming favourites but have looked vulnerable at the back this season, perhaps giving Rangers some hope of causing an upset at the ground they famously won 4-1 at on New Year’s Day 1992.“I’m sure there will be teams that get at them this year. Hopefully we can be a threat,” Redknapp added.“Anything can happen. It’s up to us to go there and work hard and give everything. It’s a great game at the fantastic stadium. If we can’t enjoy that then we shouldn’t be doing what we’re doing.”See also:The Redknapp recap: Harry on Welbeck, Faurlin, FFP and moreFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Saving unplanted soybean seed for next year

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Due to wet weather, a few farmers in northwest Ohio have not yet planted soybean.  Can this soybean seed be saved and planted next year?1.)  Check with your seed dealer.  Your seed dealer may have options available to return seed.  Check with your seed dealer to see what your options are.2.)  Store seed in a climate and humidity controlled environment.  High temperature and relative humidity increases the rate of seed deterioration.  Iowa State University researchers found when soybean seed was stored in a non-climate controlled warehouse (temperature ranging 18-82°F and relative humidity ranging 37-74%), the seed did not maintain adequate quality.  Seed that was put into controlled cold storage (50-52°F and 53-67% relative humidity) or warm storage (77-79°F and 20-42% relative humidity) resulted in seed that could be safely held for the next season’s planting.3.)  Test seed quality before planting.  If seed is to be saved for next year’s planting,make sure to test the seed quality before planting.  At minimum, the warm germination test is needed to adjust seeding rate.  (The warm germination test is used to determine under optimum conditions the percentage of seed able to germinate in a given lot.)  Other indicators of quality include the cold germination test (stress test which simulates cold, wet conditions as an indicator of seed vigor) and the accelerated aging test (relative vigor level of the seed).  All three tests are available through the Ohio Seed Improvement Association (http://ohseed1.org/).last_img read more

A Guide to Geocaching in Estonia

first_imgThis D5/T5 multi-cache is at least a full-day’s adventure. It’s located on one of Estonia’s largest islands, Naissaar, which is covered in protected coniferous forest. But stroll for a while along the nature trails and you’ll eventually come upon artifacts and ruins from a long history of military activity on the island. These include cemeteries for British sailors from the Crimean War, Soviet bunkers, and deep-sea mine anchors. If you’re taking this one on, bring a flashlight, friends to keep you company, and some common sense.GC2FMR0 is a 20-stage multi-cache across the island of Naissaar. This traditional cache is hidden in St. Catherine’s Passage, a medieval alley with a romantic vibe in old Tallinn (Estonia’s capital). At one end of the passage you’ll find large, ancient tombstones that used to line the inside of St. Catherine’s church. At the other end are a series of workshops where artisans make stained glass, ceramics, jeweler, quilts, and leather goods and hats. The cache is tucked away somewhere in between.GC3T538 “Invasion of the Geocoin Designers” is hidden in St. Catherine’s Passage, a popular destination in Estonia’s capital, Tallinn. Share with your Friends:More This cache in south-eastern Estonia requires special equipment. Namely, bog shoes. It’s no surprise that bog walking, a cousin of snowshoeing which has one trudging across pudding-like peat moss rather than snow, is a popular activity for both tourists and locals: about one-fifth of Estonia’s mainland is covered by bogs and mires. And many of those bogs and mires contain geocaches, such as this one hidden at the end of a hike through beautiful, soggy, and boggy landscapes.Don’t forget your bog shoes if you’re going for this cache! SharePrint RelatedGeocaching.com SouvenirsNovember 28, 2010In “Geocaching.com Videos”Geocaching country souvenir: MaltaDecember 7, 2017In “News”Inside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 2): Souvenirs, APE cache rediscoveryMay 10, 2018In “Community” GC31V9H is a cache inspired by the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. When you find it, you’ll understand why. It’s a great example of the type of attention to detail found in a lot of Estonian geocaches. In fact, if you don’t say, “Awwwwww” the minute you see it, we’d be surprised. The multi-cache waypoints take you on a beautiful walk through fields covered alternately with berries and mushrooms, depending on the season.You might come away with handfuls (if not buckets) of seasonal berries if you follow the path of this multi-cache.center_img Since the beginning of the game, geocaching and technology have gone hand-in-hand (quite literally) in the form of GPS units and smartphones. It’s therefore no surprise that Estonia, a global leader in high-tech, loves geocaching. Estonia is the newest country to be added to the growing list of country souvenirs.The farthest north of the Baltic states, Estonia is bordered by Russia, Latvia, and the Baltic Sea with Finland a short hop via ferry to the north. It’s a small country, about twice the size of New Jersey, with a population of just over one million. Those relatively small numbers have produced a wealth of high-quality, fun, creative geocaches. Here we feature a few of our favorites. What geocaches are on your Estonian geocaching trip bucket list? Find a geocache in Estonia, and you’ll earn the brand new Estonia country souvenir! GC151N3 is one of Estonia’s coolest EarthCaches. It’s the site of a series of meteorite craters near the village of Kaali, on the Estonian island of Saaremaa. The 9 craters all result from the impact of a single meteor, which broke apart into fragments upon passing through Earth’s atmosphere, some 7,500 years ago (though the time range of the craters’ formations is debated). The location is utterly unique, replete with geological and social historical oddities.Arrive at GC151N3 and take one guess as to where the ancient meteorite crash landed. This cache is one for the adventurous. Just 42 minutes outside of Tallinn lies the Rummu quarry, an old limestone mining site. While the quarry was operational, inmates at the nearby Murru prison made up its workforce. When the prison was closed and its water pumps shut down, the quarry filled with water, drowning several buildings, and making for an excellent (but unsupervised!) swimming and diving spot. The cache takes you to the top of an ash hill above the quarry, where you’ll find an unmatched view at sunset.“Rummu” (GC3RD66) is located at the top of an ash hill above an old quarry.last_img read more

Ace sprinter Dutee Chand wins 2nd gold medal in Indian Grand Prix series 2019

first_imgHurdler Dharun Ayyasamy clocked 49.94 seconds to win his second consecutive gold medal in the Indian Grand Prix series 2019 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, here on Wednesday.The 24-year old improved his timing from 50.07s clocked at IGP-1 in Patiala on Saturday.Santhosh Kumar took the second place with 50.77s and the bronze medal went to Ramachandran clocking 50.83s. All three medals went to the athletes from Tamil Nadu.Asian Games silver medallist Dutee Chand ran 23.30s to win her second gold medal in the IGP series. The timing will help Dutee improve her IAAF World Ranking in the 200m event.Her timing also ensured that the Odisha sprinter made the qualifying cut-off for the Asian Athletics Championships, to be held in Doha, Qatar.The silver medal went to Anjali Devi of Haryana with a timing of 24.15s. Supriya Maddal of Andhra Pradesh clocked 24.48s to bag the bronze medal.MR Poovamma and Vismaya V K, part of the Asian games 4x400m relay winning team, bagged the gold and silver medals, respectively, in the 400m event. Poovamma clocked 54.12s while Vismaya finished with a timing of 54.76s. The bronze medal went to Prachi of UP clocking 54.74s.Arokia Rajiv of Tamil Nadu ran 46.49s to win the men’s 400m gold medal in IGP-2 and started the season with a victory. The silver medal went to Jeevan K.S. of Karnataka for clocking 47.02s and winning his second medal in the IGP series.Kunhu Mohammed of Kerala claimed bronze with a time of 47.19s.advertisementAjay Kumar Saroj regained lost form and won the gold medal in 1500m by clocking a time of 3:46.10. The silver medal went to his state mate Rahul of UP recording timing of 3:48.15. The bronze medal went to Ankit of Haryana 3:49.90The last event of the day 1500m women turned to be the most thrilling in which P.U. Chitra outran Lily Das of West Bengal to win the gold by clocking 4:20.76. Lily won silver with a time of 4: 20.89. The third place went to Usha Sati of Delhi who clocked 5:08.07s.last_img read more

Keemo Paul replaces Cummins in Windies squad for 2nd Test

first_imgSt. John’s (Antigua): All-rounder Keemo Paul has replaced fast bowler Miguel Cummins in the West Indies’ 13-member squad for the second Test against India, starting on Friday in Jamaica. Paul, who missed the first Test due to an ankle injury, is now available for selection, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said in a statement. Besides, West Indies’ interim selection committee has also decided to keep wicket-keeper Jahmar Hamilton with the squad. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh Shane Dowrich, meanwhile, has returned to Barbados to continue his rehabilitation after being ruled out of the series with an ankle injury. India won the first Test by 318 runs in Antigua. The Virat Kohli-led visitors also emerged victorious in the limited-overs leg of the tour. West Indies squad: Jason Holder (captain), Kraigg Braithwaite, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rakheem Cornwall, Jahmar Hamilton, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach.last_img read more