Steve Kimock, Jason Hann, Zach Deputy, & Members of Railroad Earth Join Everyone Orchestra IN DC [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Matt Butler and his Everyone Orchestra hit Gypsy Sally’s in Washington DC on Friday night with a glorious lineup of musical companions. With Steve Kimock, Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Zach Deputy, along with Railroad Earth’s bassist Andrew Altman and violinist Tim Carbone, and Mike Quinn on deck, the jams were plenty.Photographer Mark Raker was on site to capture the fun, as seen in the gallery below:last_img

Bay Shore Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 48-year-old Bay Shore man was killed when he crashed his motorcycle in Sayville over the weekend.Suffolk County police said Maximilian Velazquez was riding a Victory motorcycle eastbound on Sunrise Highway when he lost control and struck a guardrail between Johnson Avenue and Lincoln Avenue at 10:15 a.m. Sunday.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.Fifth Squad detectives impounded the motorcycle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-854-8552.last_img

New Credit Card Threat at the Gas Pumps

first_imgAhead of the busy holiday travel period, Visa is warning of a new kind of attack on your personal credit card information at the gas pump and it’s undetectable.This is unlike ‘skimming’ in which a customer can often detect an illegal card reader on the pumps; this new method is not obvious to a customer.The company warned that an elite hacking group known as FIN8 is gaining access to the gas stations point of sales network through phishing scams; in one incident they sent a malicious link to an employee.Once inside the network, the hackers then remotely obtain credit card information from the pumps.This is unlike ‘skimming’ in which a customer can often detect an illegal card reader on the pumps; this new method is not obvious to a customer.The safest way to protect yourself is to pay inside with cash.Next, if your card has a chip in it, use that method to pay instead of swiping the magnetic stripe as data sent by the chip is generally encrypted so the hacker’s software can’t steal your info.last_img read more

Yield monitor considerations

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By John Fulton (FABE Associate Professor), Elizabeth Hawkins (OSUE Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems) and Richard Colley III (Digital Ag Program Manager)Harvest has started here in Ohio but it is good to remember to make sure your yield monitor is setup and calibrated properly. Geo-referenced yield data (i.e. yield maps) are being used more frequently to provide precision agriculture insights and recommendations at the field level. Yield maps not only help growers understand end-of-year performance within fields, but also can be used to characterize in-field variation. Information about this variation is often used by service providers to deliver prescriptions, recommendations, or other information back to the farmer. Because yield maps continue to be an important data layer to learn from and help drive changes or decisions at a field level, proper management of the yield monitor is critical to generate accurate and reliable yield data. Grain moisture and test weight, along with grain flow through the combine, will vary within passes and across fields. Therefore, the flow and moisture sensors on combines must be calibrated to these expected conditions in order to log accurate data.Here are a few reasons for calibrating your yield monitor:Collect accurate yield estimates so yield variability across the field is accurately represented by the yield mapGenerate accurate prescriptions (Rx’s) and profit maps that require the use of yield maps. The generation of variable-rate fertility and seeding maps are often heavily based on yield maps. A few services are additionally providing profit maps to evaluate areas of profit and loss.Use yield maps as a data layer to assess management risks and the allocation of inputs. Precision agriculture practices have shown to provide feedback to improve profitability and helping confirm the best practices and input selections for a farm operation.The following outlines yield monitor best practices for one to use pre-harvest and during harvest:Be sure to update firmware and/or software for the yield monitoring systems. If necessary, contact your equipment or technology service provider about available firmware updates and where they can be downloaded.Most yield monitors use a mass flow sensor at the top of the clean grain elevator. Due to the grain impact, the plate will wear to the point of developing a hole if it isn’t replaced soon enough. The wear that occurs changes the reading from the mass flow sensor. Be sure to replace the plate if wear is evident. Don’t neglect to recalibrate after replacing yield monitor components. This recalibration is necessary to ensure accuracy of the yield monitor. A more simple explanation is that a worn impact plate can result in an incorrect yield reading on your display. It is important to not overlook the yield mapping system as a worn component will throw off yield readings.Update and/or configure DGPS. Software related to auto-steer, yield monitors and other GPS-based systems require separate attention. Licenses must be renewed. Calibrations and parameters must be updated or confirmed—especially if the display in the combine cab was used for planting or spraying earlier in the year. It’s necessary to meticulously switch every setting and value, from machine dimensions to type of crop and operation, so they are relevant to harvest operations.Check auto-steer operations and that previously used AB/guidance lines are available within the display. Remember, you may have to adjust sensitivity settings.It is also important to calibrate yield monitors for every crop, each season to ensure that all data being collected is as accurate as possible. The yield monitor needs to “be taught” how to convert the readings from the mass flow sensor into yield; therefore, it is necessary to show the yield monitor the range of yield conditions it will encounter throughout the season. It is wise to periodically check the calibration throughout the season to be sure the data being collected is still accurate. Grain moisture and density can vary between crop fields and, at times, vary significantly within a field. Accounting for changes in grain moisture and density improves the accuracy of yield estimates.Remember to recalibrate if harvest conditions change. Changes could include: yield monitor components are replaced or adjusted, grain moistures increase or decrease by over 6% to 8%, or after a rain shower but still dry enough to harvest. The use of grain carts to calibrate yield monitors can be acceptable as long as it weighs accurately compared to certified scales. One should make sure the weigh wagon is on level ground (<2% slope) and stationary for a few seconds before documenting the weight. Bring along your field notes so you can review them during harvest as crop conditions vary or issues are observed. While harvest is a busy time, taking notes and images during harvest (especially if conducting on-farm research) can be valuable data when finally sitting down for post-harvest analysis and summary. We all forget, so notes and images can help document important information!For more information on calibrating yield monitors, check out the Ohio State Precision Ag website at www.ohiostateprecisionag.com and the Extension Publication Tips for Calibrating Grain Yield Monitors—Maximizing Value of Your Yield Data: https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/anr-8.last_img read more

Champions League: Underdog Spirit Drives Klopp, Di Francesco

first_imgLIVERPOOL, England (AP) — The similarities between Juergen Klopp and Eusebio Di Francesco go far beyond their facial hair, designer glasses, and quirky humor.In terms of tactics, passion, mentality and their route taken in coaching, the managers of Liverpool and Roma appear to be cut from the same cloth, creating a fascinating subplot ahead of the meeting of their teams in the Champions League semifinals.The respect between them was evident as they spoke on Monday on the eve of the first leg at Anfield, a match that counts as the biggest in Di Francesco’s managerial career and the most significant in Klopp’s 2 1/2 years at Anfield.Roma’s manager Eusebio Di Francesco. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)“I am very happy but also concerned to play against a team coached by such a good manager,” Di Francesco said, “but I believe my philosophy is quite similar.”That would be the high press, the high energy, the expected use of a 4-3-3 formation with the wingers drifting inside, the full backs overlapping, and the lone striker dropping off.Manchester City and Barcelona couldn’t handle the intensity of Liverpool and Roma, respectively, in a triumph for the underdogs in the quarterfinals. A week after City was overwhelmed in a 3-0 first-leg loss at Anfield, Barca was blown away by the same scoreline in a historic night at the Stadio Olimpico.“I do understand probably a lot of people would have thought this semifinal would be Barcelona vs. Manchester City,” Klopp said, “but it is not because it is football. Roma made it possible and us, as well. Maybe our situations are similar.”Both teams know their place in modern-day European soccer. Neither can stop their best players from leaving — Mohamed Salah left Roma to join Liverpool in the offseason, Philippe Coutinho left Liverpool to join Barcelona in January just as Luis Suarez did in 2014 — so they are constantly fighting against the odds.Klopp and Di Francesco didn’t take the easy route in coaching, either, starting at a relatively low base.Klopp’s first coaching role was at Mainz in the German second tier, Di Francesco’s was with Virtus Lanciano in the Italian third tier.While Klopp got Mainz promoted and then enjoyed success at his next club Borussia Dortmund, where he won the Bundesliga and reached the Champions League final in 2013, Di Francesco had posts at Pescara and Lecce before making his mark at Sassuolo and guiding the club into Serie A. He even got the team into the Europa League before joining Roma in 2017.“Klopp has already proved his worth — he has won a number of titles — and I have great ambitions, too,” said Di Francesco, who, at age 48, is two years younger than Klopp. “I will nurture this ambition to reach the final.”Di Francesco insisted Roma would not take a step back at Anfield, instead going toe to toe with Liverpool and its devastating front three of Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.Klopp has the same mentality when Liverpool plays the heavyweights of the English Premier League, and he has a strong record in those games.“We have continued believing in ourselves, and Roma is the same,” Klopp said. “They changed manager — at least we didn’t have to do that — but he is doing a brilliant job and so they have all my respect. If anyone thinks we two are underdogs, who cares?”—By STEVE DOUGLAS , AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more