Emmanuel Frimpong retires aged 27

first_imgGhana and former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has announced a ‘surprise’ retirement from professional football at the age of 27.Frimpong has not been lucky with fitness in his career which began with Arsenal at age nine. An ACL tear in the knee during his days at the Arsenal Academy remained persistent trouble especially over the past five years.Taking to his official Twitter handle Thursday night, the Kumasi-born, who last featured for Turkish side Ermis Aradippou in 2017, explained what brought about the decision to step away from the game:“It is with great sadness I have decided to retire from professional football.“I have had problems with my knee for the last five years or so and have got back to playing at a professional level.“But since November 2017 I haven’t been in action as I had a tear in my knee ligament.“I decided with my own will that I will not opt for the operation since I was not enjoying football playing through pain.“I would love to thank all the clubs I have represented, Arsenal, Charlton, Barnsley, Fulham, Ufa, AFC Eskilstuna and Ermis for the love and support they have given and to the fans who always supported me. Thank you and let’s see what the future holds.“Spending time with my daughter and family the last year has made me realise I’m blessed,” Frimpong wrote.International careerEmmanuel Frimpong featured was capped once by Ghana at the senior level.The combative defensive midfielder had featured for England at the youth level before he decided to switch allegiance to the country of his birth in 2012. At 21, he was officially handed his debut call-up by Coach Kwasi Appiah for Ghana’s 2014 Fifa World Cup home qualifier with Sudan in Kumasi March 24, 2013. He marked his hugely-anticipated debut with a cameo appearance as Ghana thrashed Sudan at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.–Source: Footy-ghana.comlast_img read more

Archbold Equipment Company celebrates the opening of its new facility in Bowling Green

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Archbold Equipment Company, the 6-location CASE IH equipment dealer, recently celebrated the opening of its new facility in Bowling Green. This facility increases the shop, parts storage and showroom size by more than triple of the previous dealership and has increased staffing to provide excellence in customer service.The dealership features a larger shop to service the growing size and demands of today’s farm equipment. The new service shop is four times larger at 18,000 square feet and is equipped with two five-ton remote controlled cranes and an interior wash bay. Parts storage space has tripled, allowing for more parts availability, and the all-new showroom features CASE IH parts, tools, apparel and more. Cub Cadet, Kinze, Grasshopper and Unverferth are among the other brands that will be sold and serviced at this dealership.“Our purpose behind this new facility is to meet the needs of local farmers and homeowners in Wood, Henry, Lucas, Hancock and surrounding counties. We are pleased to partner with a community so rich in farm tradition. It’s a strong agriculture area and we’ve put the investment in so that we are able to meet their needs into the future,” Ross Wyse, Chairman of the Board said.Zach Hetterick, President and CEO shares his excitement.“This facility is the foundation for us to provide high quality customer service. It will allow us to stock more parts, stock and assemble today’s high-tech equipment, and recruit and retain the best people that will take us into the future. We have added technology into this facility that will be integrated into our existing locations with the sole purpose of being the first choice of local producers,” Hetterick said.Archbold Equipment Company has six locations in the Tri-State area: Topeka, IN; Adrian, MI; and four Ohio locations in Archbold, Bowling Green, Ottawa, and Sherwood.last_img read more

Cow size: Increasing mature body weight of the United States cow herd

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There has been a 30% increase in cow mature size over the last 30 years. From 1975 to 2015, cow numbers have decreased by 35%, but beef production has been maintained at a level similar to 1975. In response to the low cow numbers, carcass weights have increased. These relationships suggest that the progeny of small cows, similar to the weights observed in the 1950s and 1960s, would not have the potential to produce the carcasses necessary to maintain beef production at the current level with the number of cows currently in the national beef cow herd, unless they take part in a postweaning growing period.This phenomenon is explained by the increased productivity per calf in the progeny of the United States cow herd. The average hot carcass weight in 2014 was 38% greater than 1975, averaging 870 pounds in 2014 compared with an average hot carcass weight in 1975 of 630 pounds.Use of growth promoting technology has contributed to a portion of the increase in carcass weight. Anabolic implants increase ADG by 21%, body weight at slaughter by 128 pounds, and hot carcass weight by 55 pounds. Additionally, β-adrenergic agonists increase body weight at slaughter by 18 to 24 pounds but increase hot carcass weight by 35 to 42 pounds. These growth promoting technologies only account for about 97 pounds of the 240 pounds increase in hot carcass weight, thus much of the increase in beef production per calf is likely linked to the use of EPDs and genetic selection for greater yearling weights, which in turn increases mature size. Beef production is more efficient because of technology advances in growth promotants, feed milling, and feed additives in the last 30 years.The average cow slaughter weights have increased from 1,047 pounds in 1975 to 1,369 pounds in 2005. This increase in cow bodyweight is tied to the genetic changes of the cow herd. For instance in the Angus breed the average yearling bodyweight of bulls and heifers has increased by 7.9 and 5.7 pounds per year since 1972 and selection for yearling body weight and weaning body weight have strong correlation with mature size.A 30% larger cow requires 22% more daily maintenance energy and will consume 22 to 28% more forage dry matter daily, decreasing cow carrying capacity of the farm or increasing input costs associated with pasture management, supplementation, and stored forages. Increased hay production and grazing strategies An indication of increased intensification of cow-calf production is displayed by the increased hay production over the last 40 years. The increased use of the round baler and other hay production technologies since the early and mid-1970s has lowered the labor requirement and increased the convenience of hay production and thus the total amount of hay produced. The OARDC-EARS research station at Caldwell was a location for much of this research (Check out Page 83 of this 1972 OARDC Research Summary). At the same time, forage management strategies (stockpiling and strip grazing) were being developed to reduce reliance on stored forages for wintering beef cows (Check out Page 1 of this 1970 OARDC Research Summary).Environment and cow size Research from the 1960s and 1970s indicates that in limited resource environments (Western Plains States for instance), the reduced efficiency of larger cows may be a limiting factor to the economics of production, whereas in less restricted environments (higher rainfall environments such as the humid states or in Dry Lot Feeding Systems.) mature cow size may not be a significantly limiting factor. ImplicationsIntensification has occurred through increased feeding of hay and stored forages, which increases the expense of maintaining the cow herd due to machinery, fuel, labor, and fertilizer costs. There are forage management strategies that can be used to reduce or replace the need for stored forages. For example, rotational grazing increases harvest efficiency of grazing livestock and can help maintain plant populations of clovers or other desirable forage species that lack persistence under continuous grazing management. Stockpiling of perennial pastures during the late summer for use during the fall and early winter can be utilized. Readers can checkout other grazing strategies at the OSU Forage Team Website.last_img read more

Verizon iPhone Expected Today

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement sarah perez Ouch!CDMA iPhone Confirmed?Notably, AT&T’s above statement not only confirms the existence of the Verizon iPhone itself, but also its technical nature: CDMA, not LTE.?For those unfamiliar with the acronyms, CDMA is Verizon’s equivalent of 3G while LTE is 4G. (Although the term “4G” has been transformed into marketing lingo for “next generation, high speed networks” – none of the U.S.’s “4G” networks actually meet the standards requirements).That’s an interesting detail about the Verizon iPhone because, last week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2011) in Las Vegas, Verizon announced a slew of LTE-capable phones, all of which were running Google’s Android mobile operating system.It appears that the choice Verizon will be presenting its smartphone shoppers is this: do you want a Verizon iPhone, or a 4G Android? Arguably, the supposed lack of 4G technology in the iPhone could make that a tougher decision for those who know and care about network speeds. However, that may not include most mainstream consumers.According to Elisabeth Rainge, an analyst at IDC, “regular consumers think more about the handset than the network.” She wondered: “if they build LTE, will they come?”Nielsen’s latest survey revealed that same sentiment was found among many U.S. adults. The firm asked more than 2,100 U.S. adults about 4G technology to gauge consumer awareness and perceptions, as well as purchase intent.The results showed that while 83% were aware of 4G, half said they did not understand it. And 71% reported they were not planning on buying a 4G device within the next 12 months. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts center_img How Many AT&T Defectors?Gene Munster, an analyst at Piper Jaffray told NYT that Verizon could activate as many as 9 million iPhones this year, or as much as 40% of its total smartphone sales for the year. He said that up to 6.5 million of those could be from AT&T.Meanwhile, Credit Suisse estimates that AT&T will have 18.4 million iPhone subscribers in 2010, of which 15.9 million (86%) will be under contract, according to The Wall St. Journal. And analyst Jonathan Chaplin estimates that Verizon will sign up 9.6 million subscribers through 2012, 1.3 million of which will be from AT&T.The discrepancy in the numbers show that not even analysts are sure of the effect this move will have on the subscriber bases of the two networks, only that there will be one. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology This morning, live from New York City’s Lincoln Center, Verizon Wireless is holding a special press event where it’s expected the company will reveal, at long last, the Verizon iPhone. It’s a move that will end AT&T’s exclusivity over the wildly popular Apple smartphone once and for all.The event is being hosted by Lowell McAdam, Verizon President and COO, and will likely see Apple CEO Steve Jobs grace the stage as well.AT&T has been prepping for the loss of its exclusive rights to carry the iconic device by slashing prices on the iPhone 3GS, lowering it to just $49, obviously in the hopes of roping people into a cellular contract in advance of Verizon’s announcement.AT&T & Verizon Trading BarbsAT&T, which has been the only carrier with the iPhone for three-and-a-half years in the U.S., has even started to publicly dismiss the Verizon version of the phone. For example, AT&T PR spokesperson Larry Solomon sent Business Insider the following statement yesterday:“The iPhone is built for speed, but that’s not what you get with a CDMA phone. I’m not sure iPhone users are ready for life in the slow lane.”He also explained that AT&T’s GSM technology is faster than Verizon’s CDMA technology.That same exact wording was released by AT&T Mark Siegel in a statement given to The New York Times.Verizon then fought back, releasing a statement of its own:“AT&T is known for a lot of things, but network quality is not one of them,” said Jeffrey Nelson, a spokesman for Verizon Wireless. “Typically companies try to call attention to their strongest suit.” Tags:#Apple#mobile#news#web last_img read more

April 4 2007 from upper left Lisa Willet is

first_imgApril 4, 2007 [from upper left] Lisa Willet is the current manager of agriculture at Arcosanti. The crew of three, and a few part-time volunteers from other departments, are in the process of pruning trees in the peach orchard. Anthropologist Sarah Pulici volunteered and was a great help in agriculture for the last 5 month. [Photos: Lisa Willet & text: sa] The experimental greenhouse provides a sheltered environment during the cold season for a variety of lettuce, spinach and herbs. Lettuce are picked daily to be available at the salad bar at the Arcosanti Cafe throughout the year. [Photo: Julian Lauzzana & text: sa] In spring a large part of the effort in the greenhouse is devoted to the raising of seedlings. Varieties of tomatos, peppers, eggplant, squash, are waiting to be transplanted into the garden, as soon as the danger of frost has passed. Lisa Willet and agriculture intern Nilakantha Veylan. The agriculture crew provides organic produce and fresh eggs once a week to Arcosanti residents. Produce selection depends on the season. Arcosanti organic produce are also sold at the weekly Prescott Farmers Marketduring the summer month. [Photos: Julian Lauzzana & text: sa]last_img read more