Change at the top for optimistic S&N

first_img whatsapp Change at the top for optimistic S&N Thursday 10 February 2011 8:11 pm More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: NULL whatsapp Share PERENNIAL takeover target Smith & Nephew posted strong fourth-quarter profits yesterday, as chief executive David Illingworth announced he would be stepping down on 1 April, to be replaced by Olivier Bohuon. Pre-tax profits for 2010 were up 33 per cent at the medical devices manufacturer, rising to $890m (£552m) from $670m the year before. Sales were up at $4bn compared to $3.8bn in 2009, and earnings per share rose from $0.53 to $0.69.The companies shares reacted well to the positive figures yesterday, closing 2.1 per cent up on the previous day at 727p.Smith & Nephew has been the subject of various takeover rumours ­since the end of last year, with its share price reflecting the interest with a rise of more than 20 per cent since December. Industry names Biomet, Johnson & Johnson, Zimmer and Stryker have all been touted as potential buyers, though Smith & Nephew said last month that it was not engaged in any talks that might lead to a takeover or merger. Illingworth said that his departure was in no way linked to the speculation, and that he had no immediate plans to take on a role elsewhere. Show Comments ▼ KCS-content last_img read more

Australia closes casinos to slow Covid-19

first_img Australia closes casinos to slow Covid-19 Regions: Oceania Australia Email Address Tags: Slot Machines Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ordered casinos in the country to close in order to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).After a meeting with state and territory Premiers and Chief Ministers on 22 March, Morrison agreed to put in place “more widespread restrictions” regarding social gatherings. These include the closure of casinos, pubs, hotels and entertainment venues.The Prime Minister said that Australians should expect the closures to last for six months.In addition, the 2020 Australian Football League (AFL) and National Rugby League (NRL) seasons, both previously set to be played behind closed doors, have now been suspended indefinitely. Horse and greyhound racing are currently set to continue behind closed doors.Tabcorp, Australia’s largest gambling operator, said that the closure of hotels and pubs – where it hosts gaming machines – will adversely affect its revenues. In addition, it said the order will potentially lead to the closure of its TAB betting shops.However, convenience stores and other sellers of Tabcorp’s lottery products are not covered by the measures and will remain open.“The health and safety of our people, our partners and the community are our priority at this point in time,” said Tabcorp managing director and chief executive David Attenborough. “We are working with governments, regulators, and our venue and racing industry partners to manage the impact on them, our customers and our businesses during this unprecedented period.”“We recognise how difficult this situation is for our people, our industry partners and the community, and we are committed to using the strength of our business model and our enduring partnerships to come through this stronger, together.”The operator said that revenue from licensed venues, TAB agencies and on-course outlets accounted for around 28% of revenue, while sports betting – including from the aforementioned outlets – contributed 4%.Tabcorp said it was not currently in a position to provide specific guidance on earnings or the financial impact of the virus.In addition, Tabcorp said it was reducing operating and capital expenditure “where it reasonably can,” encouraging retail customers to use digital alternatives and promoting other unaffected products.“We have implemented our business continuity plans and have maintained continuity of service, even with the vast majority of our employees now operating remotely,” Attenborough said. “Despite the impact of these changes in licensed venues and, potentially, TAB agencies, we continue to offer customers wagering & media and keno products through our digital channels.”Australia joins the United Kingdom, whose Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the closure of all casinos and betting shops on 20 March. Casino & gamescenter_img 23rd March 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Slotslast_img read more

Sam Vesty: How to use two ball-players

first_imgWorcester’s backs coach Sam Vesty explains the merits of picking a second playmaker at 12 Kick on: Henry Slade clears the ball downfield. Photo: Getty ImagesWHAT YOU COULD DOTo drill two lines of attack: get forwards running off 10 in hard lines, and a second ball-player out the back running off him. Whatever you practise will turn up on Saturday, so keep repping.To upskill your passing, play a touch game where you must move the ball three passes away from contact.Point made: Worcester coach Sam Vesty gets his message across. Photo: Getty ImagesDon’t worry about shirt numbers – get your best players in the key roles. For example, you might use 15 as a second ball-player, as Sarries do with Alex Goode.Play a game (touch or full contact) where only the 12 can talk. It helps him get used to organising players.Play a touch game where the defence is only allowed one player in the backfield (rest in the line). The key is to isolate the space behind.This article first appeared in the February 2017 issue of Rugby World. For the latest subscription offers, click here. “The George Ford-Owen Farrell partnership is a bedrock of England’s game,” says Sam Vesty, co-founder of prorugbycoach.com and a Level Four coach at Sixways. “If you get it right, playing two ball-players can give opponents twice as many headaches.” Here Worcester backs coach Vesty explains how…1. OFF SET-PIECE“An extra ball-player allows you to move the ball to the outside channels quicker and more effectively, and you can better exploit dummy lines and strike runners. It doubles the width of your play, giving you a threat across the whole width of the pitch.”On the ball: Wasps fly-half Danny Cipriani with a pop pass against Leicester. Photo: Getty Images2. EXTRA PAIR OF EYES“Vision is vital. The 10 controls everything inside him (ruck, short side), 12 controls everything outside him (organising wings and full-back). The 12 can communicate with his 10 better than a non ball-player, and to forwards in the wider channels.”Chief ambition: Gareth Steenson and Henry Slade during Exeter training. Photo: Getty Images3. SECOND LINE OF ATTACK“The second ball-player connects your game up and gives you options at the line. You can put a playmaker behind two separate pods of forwards and have the ability to play either flat through the forwards or pass out the back.”Pivotal figures: George Ford leading an attack for England. Photo: Getty Images4. SPLITTING THE FIELD “With two playmakers you have two sides to attack. Set up either side of a breakdown and their backfield has to cover the 12’s boot as well as the 10. Whether kicking or moving the ball through the hands, you create a nightmare for their back three.”Vision express: Australia’s Bernard Foley oversees a scrum. Photo: Getty Images5. MAN UP!“Some ball-players are weak defenders but at least one of your 10-12 pairing needs to be a robust tackler. For England, Owen Farrell whacks above his weight and that enables your defence to have more width, with no shoulders turning in.”Teaming up: Jimmy Gopperth and Danny Cipriani tackle Brad Barritt. Photo: Getty Images6. EFFICIENT EXITS“Fielding two ball-players allows you to kick to either touchline when you’re under the pump, and it’s hard for the opposition to put the press on two kickers. Having a left-footed kicker, like Danny Cipriani or Henry Slade, also gives you an advantage.” TAGS: Worcester Warriors Double act: Owen Farrell and George Ford in England training. Photo: Getty Images LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Public Service Director Davoll Apopka’s MVP?

first_img 1 COMMENT Apopka City Hall Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here TAGSBen ZobristJay DavollPublic Services Department Previous articleSeva Beauty opens in ApopkaNext articleApopka boys win state bowling title. Again. Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 That’s funny…..I thought my husband was the MVP when he was employed at the COA. Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply 20-year career a study in versatilityBen Zobrist is this season’s World Series Most Valuable Player for the Chicago Cubs and last season for the Kansas City Royals. He hits for power and average. He steals bases. He plays five different positions. He is versatile, reliable and clutch.Zobrist plays five positions, Davoll plays many positions for Apopka as well.If The City of Apopka were a baseball team, Ronald “Jay” Davoll would be its Ben Zobrist.Robert Sargent, the Public Information Officer for the City of Apopka, recognizes Davoll’s versatility and his value to the City.“Jay contributes so much to the success of the City of Apopka as both public services director and city engineer. With his additional experience in community development, he provides valuable insight into a wide variety of city services.”On October 28th, Davoll celebrated his 20-year anniversary as an employee at The City of Apopka. And like Zobrist, he has played many positions. Duvall began as a City Engineer.  In 2009, he was appointed Community Development Director.  In 2015, he was appointed Public Services Director, which is his current position.Davoll seems to be the resident expert on many matters in Apopka. When the Florida Department of Environmental Protection fined the City for improperly discharging treated effluent from the City’s wastewater treatment plant, he worked with the FDEP and expertly explained the City’s case and got the fine dropped. When there were parking issues and questions asked at the Parking Ordinance Committee’s meetings, Duvall was there to clarify. When there was a traffic issue with the proposed location of Tractor Supply, Davoll was there with a solution. Need a voice of reason at the Budget Workshop meetings? Davoll is your man.Mayor Joe Kilsheimer also sees his value to the City of Apopka.“Jay Davoll is one of those die-hard Apopka residents who does it all for his city,” said Kilsheimer at the City Council meeting Wednesday as he recognized Davoll’s 20-year career at the City. “I don’t know how we would do it without him.” Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. November 4, 2016 at 2:48 pmlast_img read more

Three massive Jonah Lomu tackles

first_imgMonday Sep 3, 2007 Three massive Jonah Lomu tackles Jonah was more renowned for his ability to hit opponents hard and break tackles when having the ball in hand, but as you can see by these three huge hits, Jonah could also mix it up on defence. It’s almost offensive defence, to coin a phrase from our American friends. Hit 1 – “I don’t want the ball.” Against South Africa, a simple pick-up and dump on the spot. Stefan Terblanche won’t be trying that again. Hit 2 – “Oh, dear! Take that!” This time it’s the Super 12. Highlander’s loosie Calvin Middleton fakes the kick while moving along the right-hand touchline. Maybe he should work on that bit more. Hit 3 – “Welcome to the field, Ben Tune!” Bledisloe Cup rugby this time. The Aussies run a set move from the line-out. It’s looks like Ben Tune has come over from the far wing to breach the defense of the All Blacks. Not this time son. With the World Cup about to start we’ll be watching every game and making sure that when massive hits like this happen, you’ll get to see them right here on rugbydump.com, so keep coming back to watch the carnage as the tournament unfolds.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Leinster finish with Rainbow flourish as fans attend RDS for first time in 16 months Retiring duo Scott Fardy and Michael Bent bowed out on a winning note as Leinster finished the Rainbow Cup with a victory over Dragons. Three massive Jonah Lomu tackles | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Mimosa Road / Park + Associates Pte Ltd

first_imgArchDaily Save this picture!© Edward Hendricks+ 22 Share CopyAbout this officePark + Associates Pte LtdOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesSingaporePublished on November 14, 2013Cite: “Mimosa Road / Park + Associates Pte Ltd ” 14 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Mimosa Road / Park + Associates Pte Ltd Photographs Year:  “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/447986/mimosa-road-park-associates-pte-ltd Clipboard Mimosa Road / Park + Associates Pte LtdSave this projectSaveMimosa Road / Park + Associates Pte Ltd CopyHouses•Singapore Houses 2013 Year:  “COPY” Singapore Architects: Park + Associates Pte Ltd Area Area of this architecture project Area:  865 m² Area:  865 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project photographs:  Edward HendricksPhotographs:  Edward HendricksSave this picture!© Edward HendricksRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesSkylightsKalwall®Skyroofs® – Specialty Skyroof® ApplicationsText description provided by the architects. The client commissioned the project outlining a simple brief.  Double volume living space, 4 bedrooms, reuse as much of the existing structure as possible. The concept and layout of the house evolved and finalized over three meetings with the client.  It eventually ended up as a new build.  Save this picture!© Edward HendricksThe site is rectangular and sits at the junction of 2 roads in an established housing estate in the northern part of Singapore.  Over the site visit, we were enamoured with the burnt orange brick walls of the existing house. These orange bricks wall thus formed the design parti of the house.  Save this picture!© Edward HendricksOne enters the house through a large pivot timber door into a single volume grey granite foyer, and through to the timber panelled double volume living space.  The intention was to create not just a contrast in volume but also in materials.  Save this picture!© Edward HendricksIn creating a dialogue between indoor and outdoor, all the living spaces on the ground floor are strongly grounded by its relationship to the outdoors.  The mahjong room is complemented by a landscape deck w trees; the powder room has a view to a water feature; the living room is fronted by a lotus pond and the dining room is immediately adjacent to a breakfast deck.Save this picture!© Edward HendricksWe consciously tried to create more visual links to the living space as this is the most often used portion of the house within this household.  Hence the timber screen corridor with low level seats that line the 2nd storey of the living room and the internal balcony that overlooks the living space from the 2nd storey lounge area.  Lastly, the master domain is perceived as a floating steel and glass box resting atop the solid mass of the house, overlooking the surrounding neighbourhood.  Save this picture!© Edward HendricksP+A aimed to capture modern design through clean straight lines and massive forms compensated by meticulous and creative selection of materials to keep a warm rustic touch to the feel of the house. One of these materials is burnt orange brick that reconnects the history of the original house prominently having exposed bricks all throughout.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessNew Exhibition Calls for a Bold Vision in the “Great Basin”EventEstar House / REC ArquitecturaSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/447986/mimosa-road-park-associates-pte-ltd Clipboard 2013 Projectslast_img read more

YouTube offers nonprofits their own channels at no charge

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 26 September 2007 | News Tagged with: Digital  24 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Video sharing site YouTube has launched a programme for US nonprofits that lets them create their own channels on the site at no charge. This puts them on a similar level on the site to commercial organisations such as the BBC.Participating nonprofits can now upload thei videos of public service announcements, fundraising appeals, and reports on their work. In addition, nonprofits can use Google Checkout, its recently launched rival to PayPal, to handle online donations without charge.The service includes free premium branding capabilities and increased uploading capacity, and the rotation of nonprofits’ videos in the “Promoted Videos” areas throughout YouTube. Advertisement There are plans to bring together all nonprofit channels into a central area where visitors can browse.Early partners in this programme include The Clinton Global Initiative, the American Cancer Society, and the March of Dimes.Currently the service is open only to US organisations with documented 501(c)(3) tax status.www.youtube.com/nonprofits YouTube offers nonprofits their own channels at no chargelast_img read more

Public trust and confidence in charities falls to lowest recorded level

first_img Tagged with: Charity Commission public perception Research / statistics About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 28 June 2016 | News Public trust and confidence in charities falls to lowest recorded level AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis73center_img In response to the findings, NCVO chief executive Sir Stuart Etherington commented:“Charities have listened to public concerns and have taken concerted action to ensure that members of the public can have complete confidence in what they do. This year, charities have established a tough new fundraising regulator. A new fundraising preference service means people who have found themselves on a large number of mailing or call lists and feel unable to get off them, or who have relatives in this position, will have a way to opt out. And charities are now working towards ensuring that they always have clear consent before they contact anyone.“Charities are also working to strengthen their governance, including reviewing the sector’s Code of Good Governance practice. They are also working with their representative bodies to explore better ways to explain how they work to ensure the public can have confidence in them.”Peter Lewis, chief executive of the Institute of Fundraising also commented, saying;“Individual charities understand how vital it is to maintain public support and have responded to concerns over the last year by improving fundraising practice. We have seen charities work to strengthen the connection between donors and the charities they support, and evidence shows that existing donors are choosing to continue supporting their charities. Putting the donors at the heart the way charities fundraise, building long-term relationships between the public and the cause, is a strong basis for rebuilding public trust in the future.”  399 total views,  1 views today  400 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis73 Public trust and confidence in charities has fallen to the lowest recorded level since monitoring began in 2005, according to the Charity Commission.According to a report produced by Populus for the Charity Commission, based on surveys of a representative sample of over 1,000 people and discussions with four focus groups, trust in charities has fallen from 6.7 out of 10 in 2014 to 5.7 this year.Reasons for the decline revealed in the report are: critical media coverage of charity practices, distrust about how charities spend donations, and a lack of knowledge among the public about where their donations go. According to the report, perceptions of aggressive fundraising tactics have also played their part.The five main reasons given for trusting charities less were:Media stories about a charity/charities generally (33%)Media coverage about how charities spend donations (32%)Don’t trust them/ I don’t know where the money goes (21%)They use pressurising techniques, including in fundraising (18%)Too much money is spent on advertising/wages (15%)The report reveals that in terms of trust, 63% of the public’s trust is based on five factors – whether charities make a positive difference to the cause they are working for  (16%), ensure that a reasonable proportion of donations make it to the end cause (13%), are well managed (12%), ensure that their fundraisers are honest and ethical (12%), and make independent decisions to further the cause they work for (10%).Three key issues raised in the report are accountability, management and fundraising. 67% of those questioned thought that charities spend too much of their funds on salaries and administration, up from 58% in 2014. Focus groups participants talked about a perceived lack of progress on many of the causes charities fight for, and a lack of feedback from charities explaining what they have done with donations, something that makes the public less likely to donate.For 9%, the most important factor in their trust and confidence in charities was effective management, with management accounting for 12% of the drivers of trust and confidence.Many also highlighted issues with fundraising techniques, with 74% saying that some fundraising methods make them feel uncomfortable. This has been on the increase since 2010 (60%), reaching 66% in 2014. The public also agreed that high-pressure fundraising techniques such as phone calls and street fundraising made them feel uncomfortable which, in turn, made them feel less inclined to give money.The report also showed that although most be people agreed that charities are regulated either fairly or very effectively, trust and confidence in the Charity Commission fell from 6 to 5.5.Sarah Atkinson, director of policy & communications, said:“A fall in trust is not unexpected after a very difficult year for charities. The public wants to see charities explain more and account better for how they manage and spend their money. There are positive signs in the sector already, with a new fundraising regulator, a new Charities Act, and with many charities responding positively to the challenge to address public concerns. But there is more work to do to win back trust.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Cold Temps Still the Story for Planting Forecast

first_img SHARE SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Apr 15, 2021 Audio Playerhttps://hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/planting-wx-041521-wrap.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Cold air continues to be the story as farmers have planters about ready to roll. It’s time now for our planting weather forecast presented by Seed Genetics Direct: The Eastern Corn Belt’s fastest growing independent seed company. Visit seedgeneticsdirect.com for pricing and more information.HAT Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin says we might see some slightly warmer temperatures as we close out the weekend, “But then after a cold front passes Monday night into Tuesday next week, we’re going to see a reinforcing shot of cold air come back down and we could see well below normal temperatures through the Wednesday, Thursday, Friday timeframe as well.“So, I continue to maintain we are not going to see soil temperatures go anywhere over the next 7 to 10 days, and right now we’re stuck in the low to mid, in some cases upper, forties across a large chunk of the state. The only place we’re seeing warmer temperatures, soil temperature wise, is in the southern third of Indiana.”From a moisture standpoint, Martin says we don’t see any significant rainmakers coming through in the next 10 days.“The key word there is significant. I think we have to deal with a few hit-and-miss scattered showers off-and-on over the weekend, light coverage at 30 to 40 percent there, but I think we have to watch for that front next Monday night and Tuesday that could bring us up to a quarter of an inch across about 60 to 70 percent of the state. So, we will see some moisture, but we’re not going to see significant amounts the way we see things coming together right now. As temperatures warm toward the end of the 10-day forecast window, so going into the week of the 25th, we’re going to be seeing a very active precipitation track across areas to our south, but right now we’re still keeping big rains out of Indiana.”The planting weather forecast is also brought to you by the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance. Home Indiana Agriculture News Cold Temps Still the Story for Planting Forecast Facebook Twitter Cold Temps Still the Story for Planting Forecast Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana Soil Temperatures Not at Ideal Planting LevelsNext articleMore Conditions to Consider than Soil Moisture, Corn Seed Depth Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

Volleyball downs Texas Tech for fourth straight Big 12 win

first_imgFacebook Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49 + posts Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings The TCU volleyball team celebrates during its match against Oklahoma on Oct. 7. printThe Horned Frog volleyball team continued its winning ways in a sweep of Texas Tech Saturday  at the United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas.The victory was the first time ever that the team had won four consecutive Big 12 conference matches, improving the Frogs to 14-4 overall and 4-2 in conference play. Freshman Ashleigh Martin led the way for TCU, with a career high seven blocks and 13 kills.The team posted 15.5 blocks in the match. It was the 10th time this season the Frogs recorded double-digit blocks in a match.The team got off to a slow start in the first set, falling behind by eight at one point to the Red Raiders. Martin would record six kills to help carry the team to a comeback victory in the set, however, before winning the next two sets en route to a sweep.“We came out pretty slow, which I was not very happy with,” TCU Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer said. “I am pretty sure I called both timeouts really pretty early for us. We just kept talking to the team about how we had to play our game.”Kramer said when the team found its groove, it was all systems go for the Frogs.“We shored up our communication a little bit and got into a better rhythm,” Kramer said. “Once we hit our stride, we didn’t take our foot off the gas which was really nice to see.”Kramer praised Martin for stepping up and leading the way for the team.“When you have a young player and a lot of upperclassmen, they have to find their place and earn their way into the group,” Kramer said. “I think she is doing that steadily every match, which is really nice to see.”The Frogs return to action when they take on Iowa State in Ames, Iowa on Oct. 17. Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Linkedin Twitter Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Dean Straka Facebook Linkedin Twitter Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships ReddIt ReddIt Equestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship Previous articleBoykin helps No. 2 TCU rally past Kansas State, 52-45Next articleTCU jumped by Baylor in AP, Coaches Poll, falls to No. 3 Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more