Farhan Zaidi explains Giants’ ‘Plan B’ after failed Bryce Harper pursuit

first_imgSCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–It’s been one week since the San Francisco Giants finished as a runner-up in the Bryce Harper sweepstakes and the team’s roster remains unchanged.The club didn’t have an immediate response to Harper’s decision to sign a 13-year, $330 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, but president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi indicated the Giants will remain active in both the trade and free agent markets.“Obviously we had sincere interest (in Harper) but we’re going to be …last_img

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Photo library: Business and industry 22

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Business & Industry contact sheet (1.8MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Northern Cape province:Sishen open-cast iron-oremine, one of the five largest iron-ore mines in the world and the largest in Africa. Stackers and stacker-reclaimers on the blending beds. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province:Sishen open-cast iron-oremine, one of the five largest iron-ore mines in the world and the largest in Africa.The conveyor system used to move product to the blending beds. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province:Sishen open-cast iron-oremine, one of the five largest iron-ore mines in the world and the largest in Africa. Stackers and stacker-reclaimers on the blending beds. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province: Sishen open-cast iron-ore mine, one of the five largest iron-ore mines in the world and the largest in Africa. The conveyor system used to move product to the blending beds. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province: Sishen open-cast iron-ore mine, one of the five largest iron-ore mines in the world and the largest in Africa. The conveyor system used to move product to the blending beds. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province: Sishen open-cast iron-ore mine, one of the five largest iron-ore mines in the world and the largest in Africa. Construction on the new Sishen expansion project. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province: Sishen open-cast iron-ore mine, one of the five largest iron-ore mines in the world and the largest in Africa. The new signage at the entrance to the mine. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province: Sishen Mine, a Kumba Iron Ore mine.Photo: Graeme WilliamsMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Northern Cape province: Sishen Mine, a Kumba Iron Ore mine. A bulldozerworks with the tailings from the Sishen Expansion Project.Photo: Graeme WilliamsMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res imageBUSINESS AND INDUSTRY 22: {loadposition business}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

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Heritage Day to celebrate World Cup

first_imgSouth Africans supported the 2010 Fifa World Cup and national team Bafana Bafana as a nation united. (Image: MediaClubsouthafrica.com. For more free photos, visit the image library)On 24 September 2010, South Africa celebrates its national Heritage Day, which aims to highlight and promote the country’s diverse cultural expressions – such as music, languages, food, and craft – and heritage. These important factors together contribute significantly to nation building.During this year’s Heritage Month, the South African government will celebrate the successes of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, and the contribution of all South Africans in making the tournament the triumph that it was.While events will take place all around the country under the theme Celebrating 2010 Fifa World Cup successes: our heritage, the main gathering will be held at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on 24 September, with President Jacob Zuma in attendance.South Africa’s globally acclaimed hosting of the World Cup has instilled a spirit of hope and the belief that the country can achieve even greater things.“The successful hosting of the tournament has become part of our legacy and national heritage, and will always be a source of inspiration and hope to future generations,” said government spokesperson Themba Maseko.‘Keep the spirit of ubuntu going’Earlier in September, Arts and Culture Minister Lulu Xingwana urged South Africans to use Heritage Month to deepen the country’s humanity and unity, as they did during the World Cup.Let us work together to sustain the spirit of ubuntu and patriotism that prevailed during the global event,” Xingwana said.She urged South Africans to celebrate their collective achievements during the Fifa World Cup, from the building of infrastructure to the feeling of goodwill and exuberance that pervaded the country. The hard work and sacrifices of the various sectors of society during the World Cup is just cause for celebration this Heritage Day.“We believe that it is important to sustain the positive memory [of the World Cup], and mobilise all the sectors of our society in the celebration of this distinctive period in the history of our country,” Xingwana said.She added that it was important to keep the World Cup momentum going, and to commit as a nation to strive towards social cohesion.• Source: BuaNewslast_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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Young Kashmir boy breaks the Internet with ‘ball of the century’, earns Shane Warne’s praise

first_imgA seven-year-old boy from Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir has become an internet sensation for bowling the ‘ball of the century’ and also received praise from Australian spin wizard Shane Warne.In a tweet, Warne praised the bowling skills of the boy identified as Ahmad, a resident of Ganderbal district in central Kashmir.”This is outstanding! Well bowled young man,” Warne tweeted, ending his tweet with thumbs up emoticon.This is outstanding ! Well bowled young man https://t.co/NfADPHXj4F Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) December 5, 2018Warne’s response on Twitter came on a tweet by a senior journalist in Kashmir who had posted a video of the boy bowling at a local match earlier this year.”Easily ball of the century. A googly that turns a metre and a half. @ShaneWarne take a look. You have some competition,” journalist, Islah Mufti had tweeted.”His name is Ahmad. He is 7 year old from Ganderbal district of Kashmir. A prodigy, I guess,” Mufti later tweeted in reply to Warne.Easily ball of the century. A googly that turns a metre and a half. @ShaneWarne take a look. You have some competition. pic.twitter.com/GEanTVuVME Mufti Islah (@islahmufti) July 23, 2018The video has already gathered 64000 views on Twitter.After Warne’s twitter praise for Ahmad, the young boy became a topic of discussion during Fox Cricket’s lunch break broadcast on day two of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy match between Australia and India at Adelaide.The broadcast clipping on Fox Cricket’s Instagram page has also garnered nearly 50000 views.advertisement(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

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