Perhaps needing insurance, 49ers re-sign veteran DB

first_imgSANTA CLARA — A day after being cut, defensive back Antone Exum Jr. was resigned by the 49ers on Sunday to a one-year deal after defensive lineman Kentavius Street was officially placed on the injured reserve list.Street, a fourth round draft choice by the 49ers last year when he spent his entire rookie season on the reserve/non-football injury list, is eligible to return to practice in Week 6 and can be activated after Week 8.Already on the 49ers injured reserve list are running back Jerick …last_img

Ohio Forage and Grassland Council highlights bright opportunities for the future of grazing

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Last week the Ohio Forages and Grassland Council (OFGC) held their Annual Conference at the Ohio Department of Agriculture. The program covered topics including research into the value of irrigating pasture, the benefits of reduced lignin alfalfa in increasing digestibility and the use of nitrogen inhibitors in pasture.All of the components of the program were to help attendees piece together a plan for better managing their pastures in the future.“A long time ago, 99% of farms were actively grazing, even up in my neighborhood in northwest Ohio. Now it is predominantly corn and soybeans road to road. But at one time everybody had grazing,” said Gary Wilson from Hancock County, with the OFGC. “As economic conditions become harder, doesn’t it make sense to have animals do the work and the harvesting? The problem is that a lot of the experience and intellect to take care of animals has left with the previous generations, but we are learning more and there is a tremendous future. There are a lot of acres under grass in Ohio. Forages and grazing have a strong history and strong future.”With improved research into forage blends and management techniques and the use of technology, the grazing season can extend through much of the year, or all year.“There are opportunities with better yields and better quality. There is a lot of research about how you can go into winter with grazing,” Wilson said. “Anyone who has been grazing stockpiled forages has been doing well this winter and you are not using stored feeds that have a lot more cost because of the harvesting equipment and labor to get those crops off.”There are benefits, but successful intensive grazing efforts must be carefully managed.“Every day you have to manage it. A lot of people I work with want me to give them a cookie cutter method to do it this way and you’ll be good for this year. Every day you have to think about when you should turn them into a new pasture, when you should take them out of the old pastures. The problem we have in the spring is that we have more forages than livestock, and then in the summer we have the opposite — we have too much livestock and not enough forage. We have to take the extremes out of this equation. We can do that with management,” Wilson said. “You have to think through that because it involves your resources, different species, your soil type and many other factors. It takes planning and every day you have to think about what you want to do.”The OFGC also presented awards at the event, including the Bob Evans Leadership Award to Bill Dix and Stacy Hall, the Outstanding Producer Award to Scott Myers, Woodlyn Acres Farm, and the Jack Tucker Distinguished Service Award to Dan Fullenkamp.last_img read more

Surging Tennessee beats West Virginia for 14th straight win

first_imgThe Mountaineers played an 11th straight game without injured forward Sagaba Konate, who leads West Virginia in scoring (13.6) and ranks second on the team in rebounding (8.0).QUOTABLE“We generally take pride in being able to guard,” Huggins said. “This group’s pretty much made me a liar.”UP NEXTWest Virginia is at Iowa State on Wednesday.Tennessee is at South Carolina on Tuesday. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Turner went 8 for 10 from the field to help Tennessee (18-1) erase its first double-digit deficit of the season. Tennessee took command by ending the first half on a 24-2 run and scoring the first four points of the second half.That put the Vols on track for their 14th consecutive victory in the school’s longest win streak since it opened the 1922-23 season with 14 straight wins.“I think they’re as good as anybody in the country,” West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said.Grant Williams scored 19 points for Tennessee, and Jordan Bowden had 15. Admiral Schofield finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds.Esa Ahmad scored 16 points and Derek Culver had 15 for West Virginia (9-11), which lost for the seventh time in its last eight games.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Tennessee guard Lamonte Turner (1) shoots over West Virginia guard Chase Harler (14) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Lamonte’ Turner made the most of a rare start for Tennessee.Turner scored 23 points and the top-ranked Volunteers held West Virginia scoreless for a 9 1/2-minute stretch Saturday on its way to an 83-66 victory.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants The 21-year-old Turner also had five assists in his first start since the 2017 SEC Tournament. Coach Rick Barnes said he replaced Yves Pons with Turner because he wanted a second ball handler against West Virginia’s defense, but he wasn’t sure if he would stay with the same starting lineup.“Starting or coming off the bench, it really doesn’t matter to me, honestly,” said Turner, who found out about the start during Tennessee’s Saturday morning shootaround. “I’m just trying to come out and do whatever I can to help my teammates win, help my team win. I think tonight it called for me to start because they do a lot of pressing, and two ball handlers would really help us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsEven while coming off the bench, Turner had been playing significantly more minutes than Pons. Turner was the 2018 SEC co-sixth man of the year but missed nine of Tennessee’s first 12 games this season as he recovered from a shoulder injury. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes The Mountaineers began the day shooting just 31.9 percent from 3-point range, but they made five of their first seven attempts from beyond the arc to grab a 19-7 advantage.After taking that 19-7 lead with 11:05 left in the half, West Virginia scored just two more points before halftime. The Mountaineers missed 13 straight shots at one point.“I think that’s the best we’ve played on defense all year,” Williams said.Huggins said the Mountaineers “created a lot of our own problems” during that collapse late in the first half. Huggins noted that an inbounds pass hit an open player in the foot on one occasion, and that West Virginia didn’t bother passing to an open player in another sequence.“We just don’t sustain things,” Huggins said. “We’ve played pretty well in spurts, but they’ve just been spurts. Spurts get killed whenever a guy is wide open and you hit him in the foot. How do you do that? Listen, I played a long time, and I’ve never hit anyone in the foot. I just don’t get that. Then we’ve got a guy open and we don’t throw him the ball.”BIG PICTUREWest Virginia: The Mountaineers’ inability to put the ball in the basket for much of the first half prevented them from having a realistic shot at pulling the upset. West Virginia recovered to shoot 59.3 percent in the second half, but the Mountaineers already had dug themselves too deep a hole by then.Tennessee: Although Tennessee’s defense late in the first half essentially decided the game, its offense also recovered from a slow start. Tennessee scored just seven points in the first 9 1/2 minutes of the game but finished with 83.MEDICAL REPORTWest Virginia guard James Bolden was helped to the locker room after taking a spill under the basket with 15:40 left. Huggins said Bolden sprained an ankle. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town No. 1 Novak Djokovic faces No. 2 Rafael Nadal in Australian Open final View commentslast_img read more

Maersks Containership Suffers Engine Room Fire

first_imgThe engine room of the 1998-built containership Maersk Patras caught fire in the early morning hours of November 1 while the vessel was off the coast of Las Palmas, en route to Conakry, Danish shipping firm Maersk Line confirmed.“The fire was quickly controlled by the crew onboard and heat development from the site of the fire has ceased,” Maersk Line said.However, due to the location of the fire, the vessel is being diverted to Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain.“We continue to monitor the site of the fire and upon arrival in Las Palmas we will further investigate to establish the extent of damage and any impact to the vessel’s seaworthiness,” Maersk added.There have been no injuries and all the crew is safe, the company said, adding that there has been no environmental impact.The shipping firm said that it is working on a contingency plan for the cargo on board the Singapore-flagged Maersk Patras, which has a capacity of 2900 TEUs.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more