Chiefs Linebacker Tamba Hali Leaves Generous 1000 Tip at

September 30, 2019 0 Comments

The Kansas City Chiefs are doing everything right on the field, and it shows with their perfect record of 7-0. Now it appears that one player is doing the same off the field.Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali went out to celebrate with 15 friends and family members for their latest win over the Houston Texans on Sunday at Fogo de Chao. Hali and his party found the restaurant empty and proceeded to eat like kings. Needless to say, the party racked up a bill to the tune of $1,800 with an additional $296.69 for the automatic gratuity. Hali took it one step further to show his appreciation to the wait staff for their efforts, adding $1,000 to the bill for good measure—bringing the total bill to $2827.09. Hali generously left an approximately 71 percent tip.Hali must be banking on the saying, ‘What goes around comes around,’ in hopes to continue the amazing run in the season so far. The Chiefs are the only team in the NFL that has not been beaten this season. read more

Terrelle Pryor taken by Oakland Raiders in supplemental draft

September 28, 2019 0 Comments

Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor’s professional career officially began Monday after his third-round selection in the NFL supplemental draft by the Oakland Raiders. Pryor, who was ruled eligible for the draft on Thursday by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, joins former OSU cornerback Chimdi Chekwa in Oakland. Goodell also suspended Pryor from games and practices through Week 5 of the NFL season for making decisions that undermined the integrity of the NFL draft, according to a Thursday NFL press release. Pryor will not appeal the five-game suspension, according to multiple reports. Drew Rosenhaus, Pryor’s agent, did not respond to The Lantern’s  request for comment following the quarterback’s draft selection. After negotiating and signing a contract, Pryor will be able to participate in the remainder of Oakland’s preseason camp. He will then join his teammates as they prepare for a Week 6 home game against the Cleveland Browns. The Oakland Raiders did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s request for comment. A little more than two months ago, Buckeye fans expected Pryor to be gracing the Ohio Stadium field for his senior season — not the O.co Coliseum, home of the Raiders and Major League Baseball’s Oakland A’s, for his rookie NFL season.  In Dec. 2010, Pryor agreed to a suspension for the first five games of OSU’s upcoming season after he sold OSU football memorabilia for improper benefits in the form of tattoos. Pryor, who allegedly committed other violations, then departed the university on June 7 to pursue a professional football career. His departure came just days after former head coach Jim Tressel was forced to resign from his position. Pryor was later declared ineligible for intercollegiate athletics in a July 26 letter from OSU athletic director Gene Smith. Despite the quarterback’s unceremonious exit from campus and the self-imposed vacation of the 2010 season as part of the university’s self-imposed penalties for NCAA violations, Pryor’s name remains sprinkled throughout Buckeyes’ football record books. Vacation of the 2010 season notwithstanding, Pryor served as the OSU signal caller from 2008–2010 and compiled an overall record of 31-4, including a 2-0 record as a starter in BCS bowl games. The Jeannette, Pa., native also led the Buckeyes to three victories over Michigan. In addition to tying Bobby Hoying’s school record of 57 touchdown passes, Pryor also finished his collegiate career as the all-time leading rusher amongst OSU quarterbacks with 2,164 yards. Pryor stands alone in second place among all Buckeye players with 8,341 yards of total offense. The Raiders begin their 2011 season with a Sept. 12 away game at Sports Authority Field against the Denver Broncos. read more

Infantino FIFA will block Girona Barcelona game in Miami

September 18, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgFIFA president Gianni Infantino announced that he will not permit any La Liga game between Girona and Barcelona to be staged in the United StatesThe Catalan clubs agreed to stage their derby at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium in the New Year following La Liga president Javier Tebas’ announcement that he secured a 15-year deal with media company Relevant to stage Spanish top-flight games in the US.The agreement has been met with widespread opposition with the president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Luis Rubiales, publicly urging FIFA to put a stop to it on Wednesday.Now, following the conclusion of their council meeting in Rwanda, Infantino declared that they will be doing just that.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“The FIFA council, of course, discussed this matter and this proposal to host an official game of La Liga outside of Spain, in Miami in particular,” said Infantino, according to Reuters.“The council emphasised the sporting principle that official match leagues must be played within the territory of the respective member association. So the council has clear views on that.”La Liga released a statement shortly afterwards, which stated their intention to appeal the decision should they receive an “official notification” from FIFA.last_img read more

Alaska Berries Awarded 2018 Alaska State Fair Farm Family Of The Year

September 14, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgBrian and Laurie are active within their local agriculture community as members of the Alaska Farm Bureau, the Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District and the Kenai Chamber of Commerce. They also support the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, the Alaska Farmland Trust, and the Kenai Watershed Forum. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska Berries, in Soldotna, was awarded the 2018 Alaska State Fair Farm Family of the Year, and were honored on Thursday, August 23. Brian and Laurie Olson operate their farm and winery, Alaska Berries, on the Kenai Peninsula. They started Alaska Berries in 2007 when they began planting more berry bushes and selling berries at the local farmer’s markets. Brian Olson, owner of Alaska Berries: “We are very proud and honored to be a small part of the agriculture community in the great State of Alaska.”  The Farm Family of the Year award, sponsored by the Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union, was established by the Alaska State Fair in 2000 to honor an Alaska farming family and show appreciation for all the hardworking Alaskans committed to agriculturelast_img read more

CINGSA Faces Opposition From Regulatory Commision

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first_imgThe CINGSA facility has been in operation since 2012. It was created in response to challenges associated with declining production from the gas fields in the Cook Inlet basin. Back in November CINGSA submitted a request to the RCA for upgrades involving drilling two new storage wells, the installation of an additional dehydration train, and the installation of a new turbine gas compressor. The estimated total cost is $41 million. The facility injects gas for storage into the depleted Sterling C reservoir sands of the Cannery Loop gas field. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Cook Inlet Natural Gas Storage Alaska LLC, or CINGSA, received opposition from the Regulatory Commission of Alaska on its proposed upgrades to the CINGSA facility on the Kenai Peninsula.last_img read more

DFG Freshwater Sport Fishing Guide Logbooks No Longer Required

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first_imgHowever, this will not eliminate the guide/business registration or vessel registration requirement for freshwater guides and businesses. In order to provide freshwater sport fishing services and freshwater sport fishing guide services, a business and guide must be registered with ADF&G and the vessels used to provide these services must be registered and have the annual sticker in place. This action was a result of ADF&G’s budget reduction process. Previously, the freshwater logbook program was funded by an industry license fee, that enabled it to be a self-supporting program. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is ending the freshwater sport fishing guide logbook program effective May 26. Until legislation is adopted that re-implements a freshwater guide/business license fee, there will likely be no freshwater logbook program.last_img read more

Timeline of western strikes on Syria

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Study shows manure from cows not given antibiotics still causes increase in

August 31, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgPseudomonas aeruginosa bacterial culture on an Xylose Lysine Sodium Deoxycholate (XLD) agar plate. Credit: CDC/public domain Antibiotics in manure a far-reaching impact on abundance of human pathogenic bacteria in soils Giving livestock antibiotics has allowed farmers to produce a huge amount of meat in relatively small areas, increasing production and profits. But, some contend, it’s also contributed to the problem of bacteria becoming more resistant to drugs dedicated to fighting infections in people. Some have also suggested that using manure from cows given antibiotics as a fertilizer, very likely makes the problem even worse. In this new effort, the researchers sought to find out if that is true.It was a simple exercise, the team fertilized one patch of ground with manure from cows that never were given antibiotics, and another patch with a nitrogen based inorganic fertilizer. Two weeks later they came back and tested the soil for bacteria levels. To their surprise they found that the soil that had been treated with the manure still had a lot more resistant bacteria (those with genes that caused the production of the enzyme β-lactamases) in it than the patch that had been inorganically treated. Further testing revealed that the increase in antibiotic resistant bacteria came from the soil, not the cows. Thus, there was something about the presence of the manure that caused living organisms in the soil to behave differently.The researchers can’t say for sure why the manure caused more resistant bacteria to show up in the soil but suggest it’s possible that heavy metals from the manure or other nutrients could make the soil friendlier to the types of resistant bacteria that are naturally in soils. Such bacteria have naturally developed resistance to antibacterial agents from fungi and even other bacteria. The researchers plan to continue their research to find out the true cause.In the meantime, it’s likely that those who have been suggesting that manure from cows given antibacterial agents causes problems, will suggest that because “clean” manure also causes an increase in the amount of resistant bacteria, its likely cows given antibiotics would make the problem even worse. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2014 Phys.orgcenter_img More information: Bloom of resident antibiotic-resistant bacteria in soil following manure fertilization, PNAS, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1409836111AbstractThe increasing prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a global threat to public health. Agricultural use of antibiotics is believed to contribute to the spread of antibiotic resistance, but the mechanisms by which many agricultural practices influence resistance remain obscure. Although manure from dairy farms is a common soil amendment in crop production, its impact on the soil microbiome and resistome is not known. To gain insight into this impact, we cultured bacteria from soil before and at 10 time points after application of manure from cows that had not received antibiotic treatment. Soil treated with manure contained a higher abundance of β-lactam–resistant bacteria than soil treated with inorganic fertilizer. Functional metagenomics identified β-lactam–resistance genes in treated and untreated soil, and indicated that the higher frequency of resistant bacteria in manure-amended soil was attributable to enrichment of resident soil bacteria that harbor β-lactamases. Quantitative PCR indicated that manure treatment enriched the blaCEP-04 gene, which is highly similar (96%) to a gene found previously in a Pseudomonas sp. Analysis of 16S rRNA genes indicated that the abundance of Pseudomonas spp. increased in manure-amended soil. Populations of other soil bacteria that commonly harbor β-lactamases, including Janthinobacterium sp. and Psychrobacter pulmonis, also increased in response to manure treatment. These results indicate that manure amendment induced a bloom of certain antibiotic-resistant bacteria in soil that was independent of antibiotic exposure of the cows from which the manure was derived. Our data illustrate the unintended consequences that can result from agricultural practices, and demonstrate the need for empirical analysis of the agroecosystem. Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Citation: Study shows manure from cows not given antibiotics still causes increase in resistant bacteria in soil (2014, October 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-10-manure-cows-antibiotics-resistant-bacteria.html (Phys.org) —A team of researchers working out of Yale University has found that soil treated with cow manure from cows that never received antibiotics, still had more resistant bacteria in it than soil treated with nonorganic fertilizer. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes their study and offers some theories regarding their results.last_img read more