Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Jun 15, 2016 SHARE NutrientStar part of 4R SummitWednesday begins a 2-day gathering in Indianapolis of The Fertilizer Institute’s annual 4R Summit featuring educational sessions on how the 4Rs, Right Source, Right Rate, Right Time, Right Place, help with day-to-day crop production practices. Growers, retailers, government partners, and researchers will discuss the 4R Nutrient Stewardship efforts and impacts.An update on NutrientStar is scheduled for 9:00 AM Thursday. Environmental Defense Fund Agricultural Sustainability Project Manager Karen Chapman says it is a review program to assess the performance of the many products and decision support tools available to farmers.“We wanted to be able to provide information about those tools and products to farmers and their advisors. We started NutrientStar as an independent and objective assessment program to look at those tools and products. It relies on a science panel of experts who actually crafted the criteria and the protocol that we use for assessment, primarily around fertilizer management and nutrient use efficiency.”NutrientStar needs data to be valuable and effective, and Chapman said right now there is surprisingly little data available.“We are really reaching out to companies and establishing this mutually beneficial relationship that will only benefit companies, and they’ll understand the research standards that we’re promulgating and that they are not overwhelmingly difficult to follow. Working with these companies, sharing the protocol, talking to them about the goals of NutrientStar, I think over time we will definitely have more data, better data, and the ability to really shine the light on the performance of these tools and products as we collect that data.”Learn more at the NutrientStar website, and hear more from Chapman here:Karen Chapman-NutrientStarAlso learn more about the 4R Summit being held at the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel and Suites:From The Fertilizer Institute: FARMER AND RETAILER TO LEAD SESSION DURING THE FERTILIZER INSTITUTE’S 4R SUMMITWASHINGTON, D.C., – Award-winning retailer Mike Wilson from Wabash Valley FS, Grayville, Ill., and farmer Tom Connors, Shipman, Ill., will headline a session on implementing 4Rs in the field at The Fertilizer Institute’s annual 4R Summit. The Summit provides opportunities for those interested in nutrient management and stewardship to learn more about the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program and hear from 4R stakeholders, including growers, retailers, government partners, researchers, and others, about 4R Nutrient Stewardship efforts and impacts.The event starts at 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 15th at the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel and Suites, 120 West Market Street, in Indianapolis, Ind. It is open to farmers, agribusiness professionals, and stakeholders nationwide. Meeting registration is available at the 4R website, www.nutrientstewardship.com or by calling 800-315-1906. An agenda is available online.Wilson and Connors were named 4R Advocates by TFI in 2013 and 2016 respectively. 4R Advocates are recognized annually for their exceptional nutrient stewardship practices that include the 4R approach. It helps growers meet production and environmental goals by choosing the right nutrient source to apply at the right rate in the right place at the right time.“I’ve used the 4Rs since the 1990s,” Connors said. “I look for ways to be proactive, to behave responsibly for the environment and social good and provide a sustainable operation that my family can farm for generations to come.”The two-day event features educational sessions to learn how the 4Rs help with day-to-day crop production practices. Attendees can also take in how the science of 4Rs fits in soil health improvement plans, nutrient management, water quality management and conservation plans.Presenters include: Chase Koch, Koch Agronomic Services; Marty Adkins, Steve Davis, Mark Smith, and Norm Widman, National Resources Conservation Service; Matt Helmers, Iowa State University; Ton Vyn, Purdue University; Nathan Nelson, Kansas State University; Wayne Honeycutt, Soil Health Institute and Scott Murrell, International Plant Nutrition Institute.“The 4R Summit is an event where growers and agribusiness personnel can share success stories and see how proven environmental stewardship enhances food production practices,” said Chris Jahn, TFI President. “Growers, retailers and others who attend will be excited about the innovative ideas shared.” SHARE NutrientStar Among Updates for Indy 4R Summit Home Indiana Agriculture News NutrientStar Among Updates for Indy 4R Summit Facebook Twitter Previous articleLawsuit Over Pork Slogan Continues This SummerNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank
The running back depth is something to worry about though. Rhamondre Stevenson has been suspended and Trey Sermon is out for the season, leaving Kennedy Brooks as the only running back with real experience. Brooks has 976 yards and five touchdowns this year, averaging 6.7 YPC, but the next leading rusher has just 62 yards.LSU has a top 20 defense by SP+, but this unit has struggled at times. Safety Grant Delpit is the player to watch though, and he has excellent instincts.Peach Bowl betting trendsOklahoma is 7-2 ATS in its last nine games as an underdog per the college football betting odds.The under is 8-2 in Oklahoma’s last 10 games against SEC teams.LSU is 5-0 ATS in its last five games against Big 12 teams.LSU vs. Oklahoma predictionThe Tigers have been the best team in the nation this season. They will be well prepared on offense with Joe Brady finding ways to get his playmakers open, and they will outpace an Oklahoma offense that just can’t score enough to keep up. College Football Playoff odds: LSU vs. OklahomaLSU Tigers -13.5 vs. Oklahoma Sooners, O/U 76The oddsmakers nailed the total in this game as there has been no line movement either way. Although 68.9 percent of all total bets have come in on the under, the line hasn’t moved an inch. The same can’t be said for the spread though as 69.3 percent of spread bets are on the Bayou Bengals, helping move the line from 12 points to 13.5 points.LSU vs. Oklahoma historyLSU and Oklahoma have never met in the regular season, only meeting twice in their proud histories. Both of those meetings were in the Sugar Bowl and the most recent was for a national title. The Tigers beat the Sooners for the BCS National championship in the 2004 Sugar Bowl, winning just their second national championship in school history.When LSU has the ballJoe Burrow won the Heisman Trophy by a record-setting margin this season. Burrow had a standout year in Joe Brady’s offense, leading LSU to big wins over six different teams ranked in the top ten. He set numerous school and SEC records with his performance, and he is expected to light up Oklahoma’s defense.The Tigers have two great receivers in Ja’Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson. Chase is averaging more than 20 YPC with 73 receptions for 1,498 yards and 18 touchdowns, while Jefferson has 88 receptions for 1,207 yards and 14 scores. LSU is generally known for wasting receiving talents like Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, but these receivers have lived up to their potential in a revamped offense.Clyde Edwards-Helaire has accumulated 1,689 yards and 17 touchdowns on 247 touches, and Burrow is a competent runner himself. That has made this offense the best in the nation per SP+, and they are expected to torch an Oklahoma defense that is 36th in the country in SP+.When Oklahoma has the ballJalen Hurts has continued Lincoln Riley’s legacy of getting the best out of transfer quarterbacks. Hurts had the best season of his career in Norman in 2019, and he could be a first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft with the success we’ve seen Lamar Jackson have at the next level this year.He has thrown for 3,634 yards and 32 touchdowns against seven interceptions, while running for 1,255 yards and 18 touchdowns. His play has made this offense the second-best in the nation per SP+, and hehas a superstar receiver in CeeDee Lamb. Lamb has 58 receptions for 1,208 yards and 14 touchdowns, while Charleston Rambo isn’t far behind with 42 receptions for 734 yards and five touchdowns. It’s been two decades since Oklahoma last won a national championship, and the Sooners have yet to win a College Football Playoff game despite being the best team in the Big 12 most seasons. Oklahoma has failed to win a single CFP semifinal with a 37-17 loss to Clemson in the 2015 Orange Bowl, a 54-48 double overtime loss to Georgia in the 2017 Rose Bowl, and a 45-34 loss to Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. The Sooners are hoping their fortunes will change against the LSU Tigers in the Peach Bowl, but they are almost a two-touchdown underdog per the college football betting odds.MORE: Get the latest NCAA odds & betting advice at Sports Insider
Coco Gauff, the 15-year-old tennis phenom from Delray Beach, became the youngest Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) winner since Nicole Vaidisova in 2004, on Sunday.The local teen defeated 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 in Linz, Austria.Gauff lost during the qualifying rounds but made the tournament’s main draw when another player pulled out due to an injury.She then went on to reach her first quarterfinal, grab her first top-10 win and her first title.“I’ll definitely remember this moment for the rest of my life,” she told the crowd.Gauff collected a check of $43,000 for the match.Ostapenko seemed to have momentum heading into the final set Sunday. However, Gauff regrouped early on and grabbed a 5-0 lead.Ostapenko saved two match points and rallied back for 2-5, but Gauff took advantage on her third match point and surged ahead once again.Gauff’s ranking will rise from 110th to around 70th, which means that she will not need to go through qualifying or to get a wildcard in order to earn a place at tennis’ next major, January’s Australian Open.She told the crowd, “One of the biggest thank yous goes to you guys. Thank you for your constant support this week. It’s been an amazing week and I hope to come back in the future.”
The newest branch of the military, Space Force, is out with a new 30 second recruiting video titled “Make History.”The video focuses on the future as a woman’s voice says, “I see giant leaps making a comeback” over video of a rocket bursting through clouds. Shots of Space Force personnel and aircraft fill out the video, which ends with the woman saying, “The future is where I’ll make history.”The Air Force says Space Force is working to bring on the women and men who will fill its ranks over the next year and-a-half.
PBA IMAGESAfter a failed semifinals bid, TNT and Glen Rice Jr. are ending things on a sour note.The TNT managed has slapped a hefty $10,000 (P500,000) fine on the volatile import for his “undesirable, unprofessional, unruly and unsportsmanlike” behavior in the team’s 115-105 loss to Ginebra in the PBA Governors’ Cup semis last Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Ferrer on Rice ejection: ‘I didn’t do anything’ TNT also added that Rice’s behavior has affected the “wholesome” image of the KaTropa and the reputation of the PLDT group, which is owned by Manny V. Pangilinan.“Mr. Rice, as a professional player, promised to comply with all the Team’s rules and regulations and to act or conduct himself in a gentlemanly manner at all times so as to project a totally wholesome image for the Team and the PLDT Group,” the statement also read.Rice, who flew out of the country Tuesday night, was earlier ordered to pay P26,000 by the PBA for his ejection.The total amount of fines will be deducted from his final payday with TNT.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary NBA: Embiid seals reported $148 million 76ers deal Read Next MOST READ In a statement released on Wednesday, TNT said Rice’s attitude which got him thrown out with 1:41 left in the opening quarter of Game 4 was constituted a “willful violation and breach of his contract.”READ: TNT import Rice ejected early in Game 4FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 26-year-old son of NBA great Glen Rice threw the ball at Ginebra rookie Kevin Ferrer and continued to engaged in trash talk he was ejected for incurring a flagrant foul penalty one and a technical.He was seen taunting Ginebra fans on his way to the dugout and instead of waiting for game to finish inside his team’s locker room, he immediately left Smart Araneta Coliseum. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
We often hear announcers and commentators say a baseball team is “on pace” to win and lose a certain number of games, by simply applying a team’s current winning percentage over 162 games. Those statements may technically be true, but in a randomness-filled reality, they’re meaningless.Sabermetrics constantly struggles with randomness, an unavoidable fact of sporting life and the reason there’s almost always a difference between a team’s observed performance and its actual talent level. Moreover, the smaller the sample of games, the less confident we can be that what we’re seeing is skill and not luck. We’re fewer than 10 games into Major League Baseball’s season.This is why it’s necessary to regress observed statistics to the mean. Things — including baseball stats — tend to average out. But how much do we need to regress? And which mean should we regress to?The most naïve prior to use would be the league average (in the case of regressing team records, a .500 winning percentage). And the question of how much we need to regress depends on what the preferred ratio is of skill to luck. Sabermetricians typically set a regression to match the number of games it takes for half the variance in team records to be due to talent and half to chance.In that case, we need to add about 67 games of .500 baseball (33½ wins, 33½ losses) to a team’s record, based on seasonal data since the MLB last expanded in 1998. (Here are a couple of mathematical proofs explaining this method as it relates to Bayes’ theorem.)So while the Washington Nationals’ and Milwaukee Brewers’ current MLB co-leading 6-2 records come with a .750 winning percentage, we’d really only expect each of them to have .527 winning percentages from now on, based on the information we have relative to our prior (the population of MLB teams from which the Brewers and Nationals are selected).We can do this for all MLB clubs:Regression to the mean lets us get a better sense of a team’s pace by giving us a realistic estimate of its future winning percentage. That’s why a 1-0 team isn’t on pace to win 162 games; in the absence of other information about the quality of the team, it’s really only on pace to win 82.7 games.Another great thing about this procedure is that the “add 67 games of .500 ball” trick works no matter how far into the season a team is. It’s just as valid now as it will be in late July. The difference between now and then will be the amount of weight that a team’s observed results take in the formula. In April, the .500 prior dominates any team’s projection. By the time 67 games roll around, precisely half of a team’s regressed record will be made up of its observed results, and the other half will be the prior.Of course, we don’t have to limit ourselves to a prior winning percentage of .500 for every team, either. We know that sources such as Las Vegas over/unders and computer projections do a better job of setting preseason expectations than simply expecting every team to finish 81-81. If we plug in an aggregation of Vegas and computer models from before the season as priors (using a standard deviation of nine wins for those predictions), we come to the following regressed-to-the-mean records:Whichever method we use, it’s important to note how long it takes for observed records from the current season to start to have an impact on an assessment of a team’s ability level. At this stage of the season, the only conclusions we can draw should be extremely small relative to the expectations we had for each team a few weeks ago.Correction (April 12, 11:25 p.m.): The second table in an earlier version of this article miscalculated the true win and true loss paces. The correct table appears above.
It took the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team a while to get going, but once it did, it never looked back. The Buckeyes beat the Detroit Titans, 14-8, in Saturday’s season opener at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Following the trend that started during preseason play, OSU went into an offensive hibernation for about 10 minutes during the first period and allowed Detroit to take a 3-1 lead. “We kind of let up a bit on the offensive end,” said senior attacker and co-captain Logan Schuss. “We didn’t make some of the opportunities we had, but overall we got into our offense and that’s what coach wanted.” The Buckeyes trailed 3-2 at the end of the first period but managed to come back during the second period, outscoring Detroit, 4-3. Heading into the locker room at halftime tied 6-6, OSU coach Nick Myers said he knew he had to say something to get his team going against a talented Detroit team. “I told them to take a deep breath. It’s 30 minutes left, it’s 0-0,” Myers said. “It’s not the first half that we intended to play, so let’s go out there and play the second half the way we know we can.” The Buckeyes kept up their second period pace during the third and fourth periods, out-scoring Detroit 8-2 en route to the victory. OSU improved its all-time record against Detroit to 5-0, all under Myers. OSU also remains undefeated at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center with the win, with 11 wins and no losses all-time. Schuss had a career day, tying a career high with seven goals and setting a new career high of 10 points in one game. Myers, though, wasn’t surprised. “His job is to score goals. I know Logan would like to have two or three more goals to be honest with you,” Myers said. “If we are going to get him scoring opportunities, he’s going to take care of them. He’s done that for four years for us, it’s a good start for him and we’re going to build on it.” Freshman attacker Tyler Pfister, who scored two goals in his regular season debut for the Buckeyes, said he was encouraged by the teamwork showed during the match. “I think sometimes it’s just us being ourselves. I think we showed today that we can play cohesively. We know our strengths and we can play to them,” Pfister said. OSU is set to travel to Jacksonville, Fla., on Sunday to take on Jacksonville University at 3:15 p.m. in the Moe’s Southwest Grill Classic.
Former Italian FA commissioner Roberto Fabbricini revealed that while he likes Roberto Mancini, he wouldn’t have picked him to become the new Italy coachMancini agreed on a two-year deal to replace Gian Piero Ventura as the new Italy coach following their failure to reach the World Cup.However, the former Inter Milan boss has overseen just two wins in his opening seven games in charge of Italy and appears to have done little to convince Fabbricini of his credentials.“Mancini was a good choice, which I shared, but not mine,” Fabbricini told Foglio Sportivo.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“Alessandro Costacurta was given full responsibility for the matter by CONI. He went ahead at 1,000km/h with only three candidates: Carlo Ancelotti, his preference, Roberto Mancini, and Gigi Di Biagio.“I’d have considered some Serie A Coaches, maybe Marco Giampaolo or Gian Piero Gasperini. Also [Claudio] Ranieri.“Costacurta didn’t listen to us though, he said: ‘don’t make me laugh’.”The Azzurri will be back in action on November 17 at home to Portugal in the UEFA Nations League before hosting the United States three days later.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 19, 2018 – Nassau – The implementation of the Commercial Enterprises Act will assist Bahamians at home “and in the Diaspora abroad” in the creation, and development, of small and medium-sized businesses, Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said Thursday. The Act was passed in the House of Assembly on November 22, 2017 and in the Senate on December 4, 2017.Delivering the keynote address during the Opening Session of the 27th Annual Bahamas Business Outlook Seminar, Prime Minister Minnis said the Act will encourage both domestic and foreign investment in The Bahamas, while allowing for the creation of certain economic zones where deemed necessary throughout the country.The Prime Minister said the Act will help to encourage investment in The Bahamas, and places a high level of prioritization on Bahamian labour and talent. The Act targets specialized businesses in Captive Insurance, Nanotechnology, Computer Technology, Software Design, Data Storage, Maritime Trade, Aviation Registration, Wealth Management and Manufacturing Enterprises.“We must utilize our strategic assets and comparative advantages to create more Bahamian entrepreneurs even as we seek international investors and partners from North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and the Pacific,” Prime Minister Minnis said.“Small and medium-sized Bahamian businesses are a critical part of our economy. These businesses employ thousands of Bahamians. They are critical for economic growth.”Prime Minister Minnis said to further promote the ease of Doing Business for such enterprises, the Government of The Bahamas – after consultation with the Central Bank of The Bahamas – in the final quarter of 2017, announced the relaxation of Exchange Controls on capital transactions, namely on capital (investment) and current account (trade) transactions. The changes come into effect as of February 1, 2018.“This reform was long overdue,” Prime Minister Minnis said. By: Matt Maura (BIS) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: