Out of nowhere, 49ers’ Jimmy G blasted by Patriots broadcaster

first_imgThis just in: Scott Zolak, a member of the New England Patriots broadcast team, skewered 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on air Thursday night.#Patriots color man @scottzolak just called Jimmy Garoppolo ‘one of the worst practice quarterbacks we’ve had here.’— Marc Sessler (@MarcSessler) August 23, 2019 I believe the zebras call that a late hit. It was quickly followed by piling on..@greggrosenthal said he heard the same thing on a recent Around the NFL pod. Certainly …last_img read more

After a late start, harvest is underway throughout the state

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Nathan BrownWe are a little better than 50% harvested on our soybeans. Now we are waiting on some more soybeans to ripen. We are hoping to get some wheat sowed today and do some fall burndown. We flew on some more cover crops yesterday into some standing corn, so it has been a busy few days.We are extremely dry. The beans coming out of the field are around 10% moisture and we haven’t had any measurable rain for quite some time. The pastures and creeks are really starting to dry up on us now. With the cover crops we flew on a couple of weeks ago, we have a couple of fields where they germinated and came up. They aren’t really thick. We are hoping for a good rain over the weekend to get the rest of those cover crops up and germinated pretty quickly.I am going to say we are probably 15 bushels off of our average with what we’ve cut so far. I think the dry spell really hurt us. And looking at some of our later planted beans and replants I don’t expect things to get any better.Looking at the corn, the hot, dry weather has helped. We have some fields that are right on the cusp of blacklayer. We have a few early fields that are mature and they are getting dry enough to maybe starting shelling next week. The heat really helped the corn tremendously. If we’d have had a cool September then we would have been in a world of hurt, but the 90-degree temperatures have pushed the corn along.The harvest progress around here is really variable. It depends on where you are, if you caught a rain or not and those planting dates. There are several guys who haven’t gotten into the fields yet waiting for the crops to mature. There are still a lot of bean fields with a lot of leaves left in them. The brunt of harvest really isn’t going to get started for another week or so here, and some people are still sitting and waiting. Lamar LimingThere have been a lot of beans combined and wheat has gone in many fields after the beans around here. There are still a lot of beans just starting to turn and there are some green ones too. Many guys are done chopping, but there is still late corn still needs to be chopped too.We still have adequate moisture around here. My yard is still green, but it hasn’t been too wet. In the last couple of weeks we have gotten just a couple of tenths here or there so there hasn’t been enough to really slow us down.I have heard about yields from 30 to 70 and everything in between for beans. I would say most people are pretty happy with the beans. I haven’t really heard of anyone really shelling any corn yet so I don’t know about that.The corn that was chopped had lower tonnage than we thought going in. That has been disappointing. There were drowned out spots and some of it was planted pretty late. To the south it got dry, so there were several variables behind the disappointing tonnage.The heat sped up the beans. We broke some heat records at the beginning of the week. I am certain it helped the corn too. Today it feels like winter after that. The cows definitely like the cooler weather.I don’t think people are going to plant more wheat than they have in recent years. Wheat acres, I think, will hold and maybe go up a little bit, but nothing really drastic as far as an increase in wheat acres around here.Dylan BaerWe were able to get one field of beans off so far. We’re still wet. We get about an inch of rain every week. Our furthest farm south was the first field we took off on Tuesday. The next field of beans is still about a week away.We were pleasantly surprised with the beans. For what they went through and when they were planted we can’t complain a bit. They started out at about 15.5% moisture and by the end of the day they were down to 12.5% or 13%. They made right in the mid-50s for yield. Looking at that field compared to our other ones I think some will be better and some not quite as good. If we can even come close to a mid-50s average that is way more than we anticipated when we planted them. All summer long we have been praying just for 40-bushel beans. South of us there has been some harvesting but up around Deshler there is not much going on yet.All of our wheat is going on prevented planting ground. There are still two fields that have just been too wet to plant wheat. We are still waiting on the weather. We planted wheat into a soybean cover crop. The beans are dying off and the wheat is growing fast. It looks like it is taking up some of the nitrogen from the beans. It is amazing how tall the beans are that we planted on Aug. 1 as a cover crop.Looking at the extended forecast and the beans it looks like we will be OK when a frost sets in. There is some concern about some of the corn reaching blacklayer. There is still a lot of drying to do, but we are still headed in the right direction.It is amazing the summer we have had. It has been crazy. We thought we’d have the summer off because there were so many acres we didn’t get planted, but we have been busier than ever. The weather during the growing season has cooperated. That heat at the end of September and into October moved the beans along and the rain has been important.Andrew ArmstrongHarvest started two weeks ago tomorrow. We ran about 600 acres of corn and 300 acres of beans. The corn moisture has been down to 17% or 18% and some as high as 25% or 26% moisture. We are mixing and drying and it is working out pretty well. The beans have been in the 11% or 12% range. Yields are just about par. For corn, the yield monitor has been going down to 100, up to 170 and everything in between. For beans, the yields are OK. They are not the best but they have not been the worst either.When we first started shelling corn we were expecting low 20% moisture. Now we are in corn that is in the 24% area, which is about as wet as we’ll get I’d say. The bean moisture has been a little surprising.One of the fields we were in, which was running about 20% moisture, had stalk quality that was some of the worst we’d seen with that particular variety. If a bad wind or storm had come through it would have knocked it down. Even with the higher moisture, we are willing to spend some money on propane just to get it in.A lot of guys around here are cutting beans first. We have been working on more corn. There are still a lot of crops in the fields yet around here. I’d say it is maybe 20% harvested in this area. If you go a little north, it was dryer up there and there has been more harvesting. 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How to Free Yourself from the Poverty of Polarity Thinking

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now “If this is good, that must be bad.”“If that is right, this must be wrong.”“There is only one way to do this, and that is the way we do it.”“It is black or white. There is no gray area.”One of the patterns in human thinking is the tendency to identify—and cling to—polarities. These polarities exist in all areas of our thinking, our values, our politics, and structures of our consciousness. Polarities exist in some of our general dispositions, like believing you are conservative or liberal. But they also show up in lesser matters, like Inbound or OutBound as a sales approach.Throughout human history, the brain has worked to keep human beings alive, dividing things into two categories: 1) Beneficial, and 2). Harmful. Blueberries are good, hungry predators are bad. My people are safe; strangers are dangerous. People who believe what I believe are part of my tribe, and people who believe something different are the enemy. These dichotomies have served to keep us alive. They have also created false choices and limited thinking that have kept us trapped with a set of problems that appear to be intractable.The truth is that blueberries are sometimes good, and hungry predators are also useful. Your people are sometimes safe, and strangers are often safe (everyone you know was once a stranger, and you may have had reservations upon meeting them). People who believe what you believe are part of your tribe, and defining that category to something as limited as, say, political beliefs, produces a different outcome than a broader, more inclusive class.There are some areas where the dichotomies require a choice, like integrity or dishonesty. In more domains, however, polarities extract a price when it comes to your success and your results.Elimination of OptionalityIf there is only one right answer, all other answers are necessarily wrong. If all other answers are wrong, then you have effectively eliminated your options. If what you believe is good, and right, and beautiful, and everything else is terrible, wrong, and a lie, then you have removed any new choices or options. These kinds of purity tests often end up destroying results. When there is only one belief and one right course of action, when it doesn’t produce the desired effect, you are stuck.In The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need, I described “resourcefulness” as the linchpin attribute of the ten that appear in the first half of the book. Human creativity and ingenuity have, so far, seemed to lack any boundaries or limitations.Learn Anthony’s core strategies & tactics for sales success at any level with The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever NeedThe first tablet computers with a touchscreen hit the markets in 2000. They were mainly a computer with a touch screen. The experience wasn’t great, and no company produced anything that was remotely considered a success, and the ideas were virtually abandoned. Steve Jobs believed that a tablet computer was not only possible but that it was something different from a computer. His vision, his creativity, and his beliefs about what was possible made the market for tablets.Unnecessary and Incorrect AssumptionsMuch of the time, we make unnecessary and incorrect assumptions. We assume that what we do cannot be improved, and we accept a stasis that doesn’t serve us rather than exploring the new choices and new options. It can be challenging to believe that what we have done for a long time is no longer the right thing to do, and if you think in polarities, it means admitting that you are now wrong. The need to be right and a decision to be correct for the rest of all time is how people and collections of people get hurt.You don’t have to believe that other choices are wrong. Nor do you have to think that you are right. When you are hardened and unadaptable about what you think and your options, because your beliefs are set in concrete, you have set yourself in place while the world moves past you.How do you free yourself from polarity thinking? How do you get past mutual-exclusivity and see new beliefs, new actions, and new results?Exploring ConflictsMy challenge here is to share this idea without using polarities, even though, like all generalizations, they are useful.Whenever two or more ideas or courses of action exist, there is value in both the competition of these ideas and the integration of those same ideas. Most of us hold beliefs so firmly that we often refuse to explore their opposite.For some time, the people who fell passionately in love with inbound marketing suggested that any cold outreach (cold calls) was a violation of what is right. Because they held their beliefs so firmly, they limited the choices that salespeople and sales organizations might pursue. The result was detrimental to the vast majority of the people who held this belief, resulting in the being opportunity-starved. It did, however, improve the outcomes for some, mostly thought leaders and content creators.Those who fared the best chose to use both inbound marketing and cold outreach, integrating the two into a comprehensive approach. They refused the dichotomy, removing the “or” offered, replacing it with “and,” reaping the benefits of both.When I was young and first fronting a rock-n-roll band, we played only originals, a decision that was lauded by our small group of fans and followers, as well as other bands. The bands who were succeeding in building bigger audiences were playing mostly covers, something we refused to consider. At some point, we changed to playing covers, and our audience grew. At some point, we integrated the two, playing both and realizing greater success.Context matters. If you only accept competition, then one idea or choice wins, and all others lose. In eliminating ideas with which you disagree, you allow yourself to get stuck, as it pertains to your results your personal and professional growth. There are good reasons to explore the poles, including your values. It is never right to lie, except when doing so does nothing but hurt another person’s feeling.Accept the ThreatYou will not grow if you are unwilling to change your beliefs and your behaviors. To improve your ability to free yourself from your polarized thinking, you have to be willing to explore opinions and ideas with which you disagree. You must also be willing to take new actions. The greater the threat of the idea, the more you need to look at it.Exploring ideas you disagree with doesn’t mean you blindly accept them. Instead, it means you evaluate it in light of your circumstances, that you consider it, you give it a fair trial. Not all ideas are equally valuable for all scenarios — the context matters. But if you aren’t even willing to look at something different because it threatens what you know and believe, you cut yourself off from breakthroughs and transformation.Seek PerspectivesOne of the ways you can break free from being trapped on the poles is to look at people occupying the opposite pole. Because this is thesalesblog.com, if you believe “only inbound,” how do you explain the results of those who “mostly inbound?” If you are “only-outbound,” you are leaving communication channels out of your approach, even if we might disagree about the value and strategies for using these mediums.Exploring the opposite of what you believe means asking the question, “Why do these believe this is valuable?” If you think that other people’s beliefs and strategies are wrong while they are producing results, you understand the limiting nature of absolutist thinking. If there were no value, if it wasn’t useful in some context, one of two things would be true: 1). They would keep doing it even though they are not producing a result, or 2). They would stop doing something and do something different.If you are going to grow, change, and improve, you are going first to need to enhance your perspective.Trade Judgment for DiscernmentBreaking free of a fundamentalist mindset isn’t easy. It requires you to eliminate the tendency to judge something and explore the opposite pole with discernment as to the goal. There is value in the tension between the poles. You only know dark because you know light. You know cold because you know hot. Both of these examples demonstrate a continuum from one pole to the other. Instead of looking at the opposite pole with judgment, you ask, “When and how might this be useful?You want discernment, not judgment. What discernment offers is new beliefs, new behaviors, new courses of action, and new results. By seeing the value in context, you can integrate the opposite pole, when it makes sense to do so.last_img read more

11th Annual Phils Big BBQ at the Ballpark

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The 11th Annual Phil’s Big BBQ at the Ballpark is a tailgate experience like no other.The event promises fun for all with mouthwatering food, craft beer, live music, a kids zone, and, of course, watching the San Diego Padres go to bat against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday, July 14, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Phill’s BBQ said 100 percent of the proceeds from this event go to Operation Bigs, a mentoring program for children of military families by Big Brother Big Sisters of San Diego County.For more information click here. Posted: July 12, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, 11th Annual Phil’s Big BBQ at the Ballpark July 12, 2019 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Ft Monmouth LRA Hopes to Revive Army Barracks as Cultural Center

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR A row of World War II-era barracks at the former Fort Monmouth on the northern New Jersey coast that had been slated to be torn down instead may be converted into a cultural center.The Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority, which recently put the 4.4-acre site up for sale, is looking for an entity that is interested in turning the property into a cultural center for art, music, entertainment or a museum, reported the Asbury Park Press. The property includes Soldiers Park, which a new landowner would be required to preserve. Alternatively, a buyer could convey the park to a public entity to maintain. The two-story wood frame buildings, located in the Eatontown portion of the property, were built in 1942. The Army converted them into administrative space following the war. A small portion of the site sits in Oceanport, but the LRA intends to work with the two municipalities to adjust the boundary so that it lies entirely in Eatontown.One entity has expressed interest so far, said Eatontown Mayor Dennis Connelly. “It will be a good addition to town,” Connelly said.last_img read more

Joint Chiefs Chairman Confirmation Hearing Scheduled July 11

first_imgThe Senate Armed Services Committee announced Friday it will hold its confirmation hearing for Army Gen. Mark Milley to become the next Joint Chiefs chairman on July 11, after the panel’s return from the July 4 congressional recess.Gen. Milley, who has served as the Army’s chief of staff since 2015, would replace Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford who finishes his term at the end of September.The rotation in the Pentagon’s military leadership comes as DOD has been navigating recent transition in the agency’s senior civilian leadership.Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who previously served as Secretary of the Army, became DOD’s chief when the White House appointed him to the post after former Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan unexpectedly resigned in June.Esper’s selection to lead DOD has been received with positive reviews from both sides of the aisle, according to The Hill.The Senate’s Armed Services Chair James Inhofe (R-Okla.) has lauded Esper as having a very good relationship with the troops and House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) has been pleased with Esper’s selection to lead DOD.Though the White House has announced it intends to nominate Esper to become the Pentagon’s permanent chief, it has yet to send the formal paperwork to the Senate.Army photo by Spc. Dana Clarke ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

Google jumps on the foldable phone bandwagon files patent

first_img Foldable Phones Tablets Phones Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Google Samsung Post a comment 0center_img More foldable phones coming from Samsung Google’s patent application included several sketches of a potential foldable device. Google Samsung’s Galaxy Fold made a splash at Unpacked in February. Since then, more foldable phones have been unveiled as companies grab at the latest phone trend. Google may be looking to toss its hat in the foldable ring, according to a patent application discovered by Patently Mobile on Tuesday. While a patent application doesn’t mean anything is set in stone, it does mean Google is at least thinking about a foldable device. The patent, published in December, describes the device like so: “[a] foldable display of a computing device includes a back stiffening layer, a transparent frontplate layer, a transparent cover window layer, and an OLED display layer disposed between the back stiffening layer and the transparent frontplate layer.” Several sketches included in the patent show a device that seems to fold like a book or wallet. Another sketch shows the device folded in a “Z” shape. Google didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. 3:13 Tagslast_img read more

HP Inc says to accelerate job cuts by 2016

first_imgHP Inc said it was accelerating its restructuring programme and now expects about 3,000 people will exit by the end of fiscal 2016 instead of over three years as it announced in September.Then, Hewlett-Packard Co had said it expected to cut about 33,300 jobs over three years, of which up to 3,300 were to be cut in HP Inc. It said then that 1,200 people would leave the company by the end of 2016.The restructuring will result in charges and associated cash payments of about $300 million in the current year, the company said.”This move is basically HP Inc embracing the tough pricing environment and shifting their focus to building their portfolio,” says Shannon Cross, an analyst for Cross Research.HP Inc, which houses former Hewlett-Packard Co’s legacy hardware business, reported a near 12 percent drop in quarterly revenue, as it struggles with weak demand for PCs and printers.Revenue in the company’s personal systems business fell 13 percent in the first quarter ended Jan. 31, while it declined 17 percent in its printing division from a year earlier.PC sales have been falling sharply worldwide, and the launch of Windows 10 has so far failed to rekindle demand.Printer demand has been hurt as corporate customers cut printing costs and consumers shift to mobile devices.The company, which is reporting results independently for the first time since being spun off from Hewlett-Packard Co, forecast adjusted profit of 35-40 cents per share for its second quarter ending April 30.Analysts on average were expecting 39 cents, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.HP Inc maintained its 2016 adjusted profit forecast at $1.59-$1.69 per share.The company’s earnings from continuing operations fell to $650 million, or 36 cents per share, in the first quarter from $770 million, or 41 cents per share, a year earlier.Revenue fell to $12.25 billion from $13.86 billion.Analysts on average had expected earnings of 36 cents per share and revenue of $12.20 billion.HP Inc’s shares were marginally lower at $10.75 in extended trading on Wednesday. They had fallen more than 13 percent since the spinoff in early November to Wednesday.Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Co, also spun off from Hewlett-Packard Co, is expected to report results on March 3.last_img read more

Refugees not welcome in Japan

first_imgIt has been a decade since Liliane last saw her little girl. She fled Africa in fear for her life, leaving behind everything she knew and loved in the hope of a fresh start in Japan.Today, she scrapes a living from dead-end jobs, and what Japanese she knows has been snatched from television shows. There is little government help for people like her: free language courses are limited, social housing is hard to find, discrimination is rife.Yet Liliane is regarded as one of the lucky ones — she was granted refugee status in Japan, a country which refuses more than 99 percent of cases.”It has not been easy,” she tells AFP, speaking under a pseudonym.She adds: “Here they do not pay for your studies, they do not help you to get bank loans, or give you social housing… we are left to ourselves, we have to fight alone.”Anti-refugee sentiment is rising in Europe and the United States but in Japan those seeking haven from tyranny and war have long faced daunting legal and social gauntlets.One of the world’s wealthiest countries, Japan accepted just 28 refugees in 2016 — one more than the previous year — out of the 8,193 applications reviewed by the Immigration Bureau.Officials defend the low number, saying applicants are mainly from Asian countries seeking access to Japan solely for economic reasons.”The number of applications from regions which generate lots of refugees, such as Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, is small,” said Yasuhiro Hishida, spokesman for the Immigration Bureau.- Fleeing persecution -Assisted by the UN, Liliane was able to claim asylum on arrival in Japan stating that her life was in danger due to tribal conflict back home. It took two years for officials to accept her as a refugee, a period during which she received assistance from the Catholic Church and charities.But she feels the status brought few benefits. She is no closer to reuniting with her child — now a teenager, her daughter has repeatedly been denied a permit to even visit.For Liliane, further education and a stable life, seem out of reach.She explains: “Japan is a very difficult country for foreigners. The language is really a handicap for us. You need to do absolutely everything to try to speak in Japanese but you don’t know where to find free lessons.””Sometimes I think refugee status has no meaning,” she sighs.But for Nonnon, being awarded refugee status would at least give her a sense of belonging.She fled military persecution in her native Myanmar 25 years ago but remains in frustrating legal limbo, accepted only on a humanitarian stay visa, which allows for residence and work but traditionally only on annual temporary permits subject to anxiety-riven renewal.”It’s like I have no nationality,” said the 47-year-old, who only gave her childhood nickname.She has tried to forge a life in Japan, she married a man from Myanmar who was also claiming asylum and they have a son and a daughter. But their children are effectively stateless — not recognised in Myanmar, nor as Japanese citizens.Refugee advocates say Japan’s system is too harsh.Lawyer Shogo Watanabe is helping a woman from Myanmar’s Kachin minority who says she risks sexual assault by soldiers fighting ethnic minority militias if she goes home.”To me, the risk of getting raped by someone who is a member of the military is a legitimate reason to be a refugee,” he said of her plight.”But immigration officials say you need to prove that she is actually targeted by the military.”- ‘Closed doors’-Critics also say current government policy ignores the country’s need for immigrants as the population shrinks.”Japan has kept a mindset of closing doors to foreigners as it is an island nation that until recently had ample population,” said Hidenori Sakanaka, a former Justice Ministry official who heads a pro-immigration think tank.The population is set to decline to 87 million by 2060 from 127 million today.He added that Japan must “accept more migrants, which would make society more open to multiple cultures and… to accepting more refugees”.The first Justice Ministry survey into discrimination against foreigners, released in March, found that 30 percent said they had been on the receiving end of discriminatory remarks.One in four of the respondents that had sought employment, believed they did not get the job because they were not Japanese.”For us with our black skin, it is a bit difficult. Sometimes when I sit on the train, some Japanese switch seats,” Liliane reveals, though she adds she has never feared for her safety, which is a major concern for asylum seekers in Europe.She says she was overlooked for teaching work, despite her fluency in English, when employers realised she is African.Nonnon, who currently works in a nail salon, recalls being paid less than Japanese workers for doing the same job. She contrasts her situation to that of family members who escaped to other countries.”My relatives in America and Australia were given refugee status and they are naturalised. They can get a job, buy a house and travel overseas,” she said, adding: “They can live as normal people. I want to live like a normal person.”last_img read more

State Senator Students Will Play Critical Role In Preventing Future School Shootings

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /09:25 Listen REUTERS/Jonathan BachmanTen roses left in memory of the victims killed in a shooting at the Santa Fe High School.center_img In the aftermath of the school shooting in Santa Fe, Gov. Greg Abbott is hosting a series of roundtable discussions about preventing future such incidents. Republican State Sen. Larry Taylor represents the 11th District, which includes Santa Fe. He told Houston Matters host Craig Cohen he’s open to the possibility of a special session of the Texas Legislature, should the governor call one to address this issue. Lawmakers aren’t scheduled to be in session until January.Taylor said the idea of the roundtables is to bring in stakeholders and experts from various backgrounds — from educators, to security experts, to mental health professionals.“It’s such a complex issue there’s not one answer,” he said. “And, if there was one answer, it might work for one campus but not work for another. So, it’s just very multifaceted. So, bring in all these people in — hopefully in a spirit of unity — to try and find some real solutions and not argue about some of the things that people argue about.”He said some people have suggested putting metal detectors at all schools, but that might not work at every campus and at every district. Others have suggested doors with limited access during school hours, but there are challenges to that at some campuses.“Each school is going to have to do an assessment of their own campuses and what’s going to work best in those campuses,” Taylor said.He said students will play an important role in improving school safety too. And they might have to get used to a new reality of heightened awareness, much like many adults did after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.“Look out for your fellow students,” he said. “When you see lonely students or loner-type students walk up to them, talk to them, see if you can’t develop relationships with them. And, frankly, when you see changes in people’s personality or how they’re dressing all of a sudden make people aware because no one knows the fellow student better than the other students. And I think they’re going to have to be our first line of defense.” Sharelast_img read more