EVANSVILLE HYDROFEST™ NAMES A1 POWER EQUIPMENT OFFICIAL POWER EQUIPMENT PROVIDER

first_imgPower boat racing is back, and A1 Power Equipment is excited to be The Official Power Equipment Provider for the 2017 Evansville HydroFest™, being the sole UTV (Utility Task Vehicle) and trailer supplier for the inaugural 2017 Evansville HydroFest™.Upon coming to an agreement to be the sole provider of UTV’s and Trailers, Robert Saladin, Owner and President of A1 Power Equipment said:   “It’s important to bring back the Tri-State’s heritage in power boat racing, and we’re honored to be selected as one of the 2017 sponsors for this important community event.”Randy Lientz, Race Director for Evansville HydroFest™ states:  “For efficient and effective operation of an event the size of the 2017 Evansville HydroFest™, quality and reliable power equipment and storage/utility trailers are an absolute necessity.  Robert Saladin is a great supporter of his community, and he stepped forward to support our event with the finest equipment available.  Simply, Evansville HydroFest™ could not be successful without A1 Power Equipment, and we look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship for many years to come.”Saladin goes on to say:  “A1 Power appreciates Evansville has a long and rich history in power boat racing, and we want to do our part in this new era of “Roar on the River” by supplying UTV’s for transportation and trailers for race equipment storage for theEvansville HydroFest™.  It’s A1 Power’s privilege to be involved in supplying the right equipment in the right place at the right time to do our part in making the American Power Boat Association’s North American Championship an overwhelming success.”About A-1 Power EquipmentA-1 Power Equipment is the premiere provider for outdoor power solutions in Newburgh, Indiana and the Tri-State for over 10 years.  Our trusted and knowledgeable staff is here to match you with the perfect zero turn mower, UTV, trailer or hand held power equipment for your next project. With an impressive number of years of total experience, A1 Power Equipment strives to meet the needs of our customers on all levels. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Hazard Picks Jersey Number 23

first_imgEden Hazard has selected the number 23 to wear at Real Madrid, as he hopes to emulate the success of NBA greats Michael Jordan and LeBron James, according to Marca.Hazard isn’t going to be wearing the number 10 shirt, because that’s currently occupied by Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric, so he’s had to choose another.The number 23 shirt at Real Madrid is mostly attributed to David Beckham, but now the Belgian is hoping to put his own mark on it.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Eden Hazard last_img

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Rockall agreement labelled ‘unconstitutional’ in Seanad

first_imgDonegal Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has said that a 2013 agreement between Ireland and the UK on Rockall should be void.A agreement, co-signed by Ireland at the UK, recognises the exclusive economic zone of the UK. That includes Rockall, the tiny rock which lies some 400km off the coast of Donegal.Speaking in the Seanad, Senator Mac Lochlainn claimed that the agreement was in contravention of the constitution as it was not brought before the Houses of the Oireachtas. He said that the Irish government should fight for rights to fish in the waters around Rockall.“I’m not so brazen as to claim far away territories but we certainly must insist always on the right to everything, the fishing resources or whatever resources that are around Rockall, as a shared resource,” Senator Mac Lochlainn said to Minister for the Marine, Michael Creed.He asked why Ireland is not uniting with Iceland and Denmark to contest the bilateral agreement to the UN to ensure that Rockall is a shared space.“My fear is, whatever about the EU Fishery Policy, after Brexit, we’ve got a serious problem on our hands,” Senator Mac Lochlainn said. The debate was raised more than once this week in the Oireachtas. On Tuesday, Tanaiste Simon Coveney stated that the issue of Rockall did not arise in the 2013 agreement on the exclusive economic zone.  He told Pat the Cope Gallagher TD that sovereignty over uninhabitable rocks such as Rockall is irrelevant for the purposes of establishing boundaries between continental shelves and EEZs of neighbouring states.Rockall agreement labelled ‘unconstitutional’ in Seanad was last modified: June 20th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:rockallSenator Padraig Mac Lochlainnlast_img read more

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It’s Official: Mangroves Would Have Prevented Most Tsunami Damage

first_imgEurekAlert summarized a paper in Science1 that confirmed an earlier claim (02/10/2005) that intact mangrove forests along the Asian coastlines would have prevented the bulk of damage and death from last year’s mega-tsunami.  A large, diverse research team from seven nations estimated that more than 90% of the damage could have been prevented by the buffer effect of mangrove forests absorbing the wave energy.  See also Science News,2 that said that in areas of maximum tsunami intensity, little could have prevented catastrophic destruction; but areas hit by 4- to 5-meter waves were modest enough for vegetation to make a difference.    Mangroves grow naturally in coastline thickets about 30 trees per 100 square meters, but have been drastically reduced by business interests to the point of becoming an endangered species.  The cleared coastlines were among the hardest hit by the waves.  For instance, two shoreline villages unprotected by mangroves in India were obliterated, whereas three other villages behind a screen of mangroves hundreds of meters thick survived.    The affected nations are now looking again at restoring this natural protection zone, this “living dyke,” realizing that mangroves will not only provide defense from the next extreme storm surge, but also enrich local fisheries and habitats of many native species.1Danielson et al., “The Asian Tsunami: A Protective Role for Coastal Vegetation,” Science, Vol 310, Issue 5748, 643, 28 October 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1118387].2Ben Harder, “Breaking Waves: Mangroves shielded parts of coast from tsunami,” Science News, Week of Oct. 29, 2005; Vol. 168, No. 18, p. 276.Famous last words: “Look at this mess of trees blocking our view of the sea.  How are we supposed to get our boats on the water through all that tangled up wood in the way?  Those mangroves are such a pain.  Cut ’em all down.  I’ll start a fishery, and Sam, think of all the money you could make with a beach resort hotel over there.”(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Nelson Mandela’s long walk ends at last

first_img15 December 2013 Nelson Mandela was laid to rest alongside his father, Mphakanyiswa Gadla Henry, his mother Noqaphi Nosekeni and his son Magkatho Lewanika Mandela at the Mandela family farm in rural Qunu in the Eastern Cape shortly before 1pm on Sunday. Mandela’s burial was part of a private ceremony at the family gravesite witnessed by about 400 invited guests, and accompanied by a South African Air Force fly-past, the sounding of the Last Post, and the performance of traditional rituals to ensure that the Father of the Nation was received by his ancestors. This followed a moving funeral service at a specially erected giant marquee where over 4 000 mourners gathered earlier to pray and pay tribute to the man described by US President Barack Obama, in his speech at a memorial service in Johannesburg on Tuesday, as “the last great liberator of the twentieth century”. Present at the service were royalty – among them Britain’s Prince Charles and Monaco’s Prince Albert – current and former heads of state, and dignitaries including the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sinn Fein leader Jerry Adams, entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson and US media personality Oprah Winfrey. Famous actors were also in attendance, including Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker and Idris Elba, who has been nominated for a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. “Today marks an end of an extraordinary journey that began 95 years ago,” President Jacob Zuma said in his eulogy to Mandela. “Whilst your long walk to freedom in a physical sense ends, our own journey continues. We will not say goodbye. In our hearts, you will continue to live forever.” Other speakers at the service included Mandela’s long-time friend Ahmed Kathrada, Chief Ngangomhlaba Matanzima, representing the Mandela family, Malawi President Joyce Banda, representing the Southern African Development Community (SADC), and Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, representing former African liberation movements. Mandela’s burial brought to a close a 10-day official mourning period which will be remembered for a massive outpouring of love from ordinary people across the country. Mandela passed away in the company of his family at around 8.50pm on 5 December, 2013 at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg An unprecedented number of tributes poured in from all corners of the world and thousands of mourners gathered at his house in Johannesburg to pay their last respects. Mourners held night vigils, laying flowers and lighting candles, while Madiba’s body was prepared at 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria for lying in state. On Tuesday, a massive memorial service was held at Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium. Over 100 current and former heads of state, kings, sheiks, dignitaries and government representatives attended, as well as tens of thousands of South Africans who danced and sang in celebration of an extraordinary life. Every morning and afternoon for three days starting on Wednesday, Mandela’s body was transported in procession, down streets lined with singing, cheering, weeping people, to the Union Buildings in Pretoria, where he lay in state under a specially erected structure at the newly renamed Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre. In scenes reminiscent of South Africa’s first democratic elections nearly 20 years ago, people queued up for free bus rides to the Union Buildings, where they filed past Mandela’s open casket. According to the government, about 100 000 members of the public were able to say their final goodbyes to Madiba in this way. On Saturday, following a moving service by the African National Congress, Madiba left the capital city for the last time. His body was flown from Waterkloof Air Force Base to Mthatha Airport, finally making its way in procession to his home in Qunu. Ahmed Kathrada, in his address at the funeral service, gave perhaps the most heart-rending tribute for his close friend and fellow Robben Island prisoner, saying, “My life is in a void and I do not know who to turn to,” but also adding: “Today, mingled with our grief is the enormous pride that one of us has, during his lifetime and now, in death, united the people of South Africa and the entire world on a scale never seen in history.” SAnews.gov.za and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Turkey blind was a lemon

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest If you happened to read my previous column on the topic, you know that I built an impromptu turkey hunting blind out of materials that were left behind after arsonists torched the old barn from which I had hidden and hunted gobblers for years. All that remained were the rusted, twisted roof panels atop a mound of ash, and I used the salvaged metal pieces to form a circular “hide” past which I hoped gobblers would continue to strut, as they had for years when the barn was standing.Much as I’d like to say it was a brilliant idea and worked like a charm, I can’t. In fact, it was a downright bad idea on several fronts — the first of which came when I attempted to enter the steel blind early on opening day. The fact that I was nearly so (blind) in the pre-dawn darkness factored into the misstep that sounded like someone kicking a 50 gallon oil drum when my boot didn’t quite clear the top of the panel I was stepping over.As if that thunderous announcement weren’t enough, thanks the previous night’s rains, I got to settle down into a quagmire of wet ash and fresh mud — the latter thanks to dirt kicked up by the resident groundhog that had also set up shop in the ruins. With a soaked butt and nothing more than a pair of cement blocks stacked one atop the other as a backrest, I was cold and uncomfortable and eventually soaked when the rains picked up mid-morning and drenched me from above.Because my hiding spot was surrounded by open land, I didn’t have an option to sneak out unseen under cover and find a new spot, or get closer to any distant gobblers I might have heard, so I was stuck in my miserable mud-pit. Any move by me had the potential to blow my cover for good. So, I toughed it out until the noon quitting time and slinked back to the cabin with a kink in my back, a soggy rear end and lesson hard earned.last_img read more

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Have you thought about a cover crop?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We get calls most summers about growing cover crops in Ohio after winter wheat. Often in the past couple of years the calls have related to producing nitrogen after wheat for the next crop — usually corn. The short answer is that we have difficulty in Ohio, with our short season after wheat harvest, in growing that perfect cover crop. When my grandfather had a four- to five-year rotation that included two years of clover, then yes you could grow some nitrogen for corn. With our short rotations of corn, soybean then maybe wheat and the income demands of cash rent farming, it is difficult to allow any cover crop to grow for more than a few months.The search is for that perfect crop that provides great cover, is cheap and easy to establish and provides a benefit. I worked with winter peas over several years and have found that it an easy crop to establish, it is relatively cheap to plant and it does grow some nitrogen. The problem is that with the shortened season after wheat harvest, we just don’t have enough time to create large amounts of N. I have experimented with planting dates and have learned that I can even plant the peas as late as late September (for example after early harvested soybeans) and get them to survive the winter. Winter peas planted any earlier, such as in July or August, will die out when the winter sets in due to the succulent growth of the plant. So we have a dilemma — plant early to make good summer growth or plant late to survive the winter. It turns out, from my perspective, that neither will provide significant nitrogen to the next corn crop. What we do get from the summer planted peas is a very good ground cover, making excellent protection for no-till plantings, and producing enough nitrogen to overcome the rotation requirement for higher amounts of applied N after wheat versus soybeans.Other notes for consideration of winter peas:I have planted 25 to 35 pounds of seed per acre, that seems to be enough to create a good stand.You can plant the peas with a no-till grain drill at about the same depth as soybeans.The crop takes off better when you supply a pea inoculant.While the late-planted pea crop can overwinter in central Ohio, it harbors field mice and attracts insect pests into the succeeding corn crop, so you may need a soil insecticide.From my experience don’t plant too early in July, wait until perhaps late July or until mid-August to make the most growth.You can use a post grass herbicide to remove volunteer wheat.Another great cover crop for Ohio is oats. The Forages and Beef Teams of OSU Extension have done research work with summer planted oats after wheat to create fall and early winter forage for livestock, and in many years have demonstrated that you can even get a hay crop off the oats.To quote here from some of their remarks on oats in a Beef Team newsletter: Optimum planting date for oats from the perspective of yield is not until the first of August. Early August plantings also have resulted in the highest total amount of TDN produced per acre. Later plantings will be slightly higher in quality, but typically not enough so to offset the yield advantage of an Aug. 1 planting. While being more conducive to a mechanical harvest in early Fall, planting in early to mid July reduces both yield and quality. The earlier oat plantings also have exhibited more susceptibility to rust: https://u.osu.edu/beef/2015/07/08/oats-an-annual-forage-to-consider/.last_img read more

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