57 Foxwood Circuit, Wakerley.THIS family home is an entertainer’s dream, boasting an open living and dining room that flows into a spacious outdoor area.Owner Lisa Angland said it was one of her favourite features of 57 Foxwood Circuit, Wakerley, because it offered plenty of space to entertain guests.She and her husband, Warren, bought the house three years ago.Mrs Angland said they were looking at properties but not taking it seriously because they were content renting.That was until they walked into this house for an inspection. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 202057 Foxwood Circuit, Wakerley.“We just fell in love with the place – we knew that the house was right,” Mrs Angland said. She said they chose the suburb because it was a safe and friendly area to raise a family.“We were renting at the other side of Wakerley and we just loved it because there are lots of families (and) it’s a very safe area,” Mrs Angland said. “It’s just that kind of community that we wanted to move into.” 57 Foxwood Circuit, Wakerley.The modern home has four bedrooms and two bathrooms.Mrs Angland said the large backyard was one of the main reasons they bought the property as they wanted to build an in-ground pool. 57 Foxwood Circuit, Wakerley.“When we put the pool in, we wanted to make sure that there was enough grass out there for the kids to run around,” Mrs Angland said.
Chelsea are 10/1 for the Champions League after their tremendous 4-1 victory against Napoli and Roberto Di Matteo has certainly done his chances of taking over the reins full-time no harm with three wins on the spin since the departure of Andre Villas-Boas.The Blues are in sixth-round FA Cup action this weekend when they entertain Championship side Leicester City in a game they really ought to win.You won’t get rich taking the 1/4 on offer at betvictor.com to land the odds with Chelsea 3/1 to lift the cup for the third time in four years in May.Another win for Di Matteo?With a big Premier League encounter at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, Di Matteo is likely to shuffle his pack and there may be some who think the 14/1 for the Foxes is too big especially as Birmingham City from the Championship got a draw in the previous round.Fernando Torres still looked a shadow of his former self when he came on at the Bridge on Wednesday but it would be no surprise to see him get a start; he is 4/1 to score first and 11/10 to net within the 90 minutes.Once again the draw was kind to the big boys and we are betting 4/1 that all four home sides Everton (v Sunderland), Spurs (v Bolton), Chelsea and Liverpool (v Stoke) all win their respective ties.We are betting 12/1 on an all-Merseyside final, which would be the first since 1989.Fulham meet Swansea at Craven Cottage with the Welsh side having put a severe dent in the title hopes of Manchester City at the Liberty Stadium last weekend.United for the first time since the autumn are 8/13 to retain their title with City out to odds against 5/4 having been odds-on most of the winter.It took a long time for Swansea to get their first win on the road but they have improved dramatically of late.That said I think 5/6 for Fulham is a fair price despite the late loss to Villa last weekend. The Welsh side are 7/2 (from 4/1) and the draw is 12/5.Pavel Pogrebnyak is 9/2 to net the opener with Clint Dempsey 11/2 and Andrew Johnson 13/2. I think Fulham will win 3-1 which is priced at 14/1.QPR are not action until Wednesday evening when they meet Liverpool at Loftus Road.The Reds are 3/4 with Rangers 19/5 and the draw at 13/5.Mark Hughes was quite stoical after last weekend’s defeat at the Reebok – a result which saw them cut to 1/3 for the drop and 9/4 to maintain their top-flight status next season.Liverpool were quite dreadful against Sunderland in their last away game in the Premier League and Rangers must get something from the game. It is time for the players to stand up and be counted and 19/5 looks too big.For all your weekend odds check out betvictor.com or follow me on twitter @VictorChandler
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ag Data Space continues to be disruptive with long-standing and new companies coming to market with a variety of what is called digital platforms and tools.The term Big Data continues to be a term that garners attention in the press. Big Data itself can be defined as data whose scale, diversity, and complexity require new architecture, techniques, algorithms, and analytics to manage it and extract value and hidden knowledge from it. There are many descriptive terms to make up this definition, but simply consider Big Data as the aggregation of data then employing new analyses or queries to bring innovative learning. Big Data can exist with private (e.g. farm data), public (most notably government data such as USDA data layers), or a combination of both. The goal in agriculture is to use data to ultimately drive decisions and profitability at the farm.“Digital Agriculture” is the new term within agriculture having four components: precision agriculture, prescriptive agriculture, enterprise agriculture and big data. An important component here in Ohio is the progression of how precision agriculture technology will enable farmers, retailers and custom applicators to enhance nutrient management in regards to placement, timing and generation of new data layers for evaluating success. However, agriculture is just starting to embark on this evolution digital agriculture.The area of current growth is around prescriptive agriculture, where a farmer provides data to data service and in return receives recommendations, information and prescription (Rx) maps for inputs. Interests in Prescriptive Agriculture continues to grow here in Ohio where growers are beginning to understand the value of using data to evaluate practices and inputs while developing site-specific management (e.g. Rx).While prescriptive agriculture brings opportunities, it along with the Big Data focus these days can bring confusion to the value and what data services to use. In 2013, Auburn University published results of a survey asking growers to list “What are the needs related to data management at the farm level in order to make it more successful and valuable?” These results provide insight into what will make data use successful at the farm. In order of relevance, growers indicated the following for data success.1) Automatic wireless data transfer2) Help getting started in data management with local support and training3) Simplified farm management information software with preference of web-based.4) Quick start guides5) Standardized data and compatibility between different brands.Additionally, it was noted that data tools and services need to be simple and personalized in order for them to be adopted and effectively used. These are good elements to keep in mind for the agriculture industry as we work through this evolution of digital agriculture. The availability of data tools for farmers and their agronomists continues to grow as evidence all the new APPs available. These tools will be become valuable to the grower and agronomists as the above five points are addressed. You can find more information about Precision / Prescriptive Agriculture at the Ohio State Precision Ag website (www.OhioStatePrecisionAg.com).
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Chris Jeffries from Washington Court House recently announced the formation of a new company, Seed Genetics—DIRECT, LLC.Chris Jeffries“Seed Genetics—DIRECT, LLC will be a direct sales company offering a pricing structure that will be fair to all customers, not just the larger farmer. Seed Genetics—DIRECT will eliminate the middle man and deal directly with growers,” Jeffries said. “We will eliminate costly marketing programs that benefit a few, but are paid for by all. Our pricing will allow growers to pick and choose which programs work best in their management system and of course, we will only sell the highest quality and best performing seed genetics.”Always a proponent of research and testing, Seed Genetics—DIRECT, LLC will team with Agricultural Research & Testing from Williamsburg, Ind. as their testing partner. In 2017, Ag Research & Testing’s corn and soybean plots span from Galesburg, Ill. to Tiffin, Ohio and from Concord, Mich. to Danville, Ky. Ag Research & Testing has 28 corn locations with more than 13,000 yield plots and nearly 10,000 soybean yield plots.For spring 2018, Seed Genetics—DIRECT will offer nine conventional, five RR2Y, six RR2Xtend, and nine Liberty Link soybean varieties from 2.6 to 4.2 maturity. Additionally, SG—DIRECT will have access to Balance GT soybeans. Seed Genetics—DIRECT’s corn line up will offer 26 hybrids, ranging from 86 to 116 days in maturity. SG—DIRECT will have a large offering of conventional hybrids as well as a strong offering of GT, GTCBLL, GTCBLLRW, Viptera, and Artesian traits.“As the seed industry contracts from all the mega mergers and buyouts, it allows opportunities for expansion. From 2010 to 2016 independent regionals have grown 3.7% market share, showing that farmers prefer to work with strong independent companies. Seed Genetics—DIRECT plans to be a vital part of that continued growth,” Jeffries said. “If farmers are going to stay profitable in the current agricultural economy, they need to take the seed industry back from Wall Street.”Chris can be contacted at [email protected]; 740-505-0073; or P.O. Box 32, 9983 Jeffersonville-West Lancaster Road, Jeffersonville, Ohio 43128.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Beginning in 2019, Wendy’s and Tyson Foods will require all their meat suppliers to be certified in a program emphasizing the most humane ways to raise cattle, according to media reports and industry officials.For years, Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification has been a voluntary national program with training offered within Ohio by Ohio State University Extension, the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.But companies are increasingly requiring the certification because consumers want to know where their meat or other food comes from and how it is handled, said Stephen Boyles, OSU Extension beef cattle specialist and state coordinator for Beef Quality Assurance.“There’s just a lot more ‘foodies’ in our population now,” Boyles said, referring to people with a strong interest in high-quality food.The point of farmers taking Beef Quality Assurance training is to help ensure their meat will be sold for a good price, and that consumers will eat a safe and wholesome beef product, Boyles said.Training in Beef Quality Assurance includes instruction in handling vaccinations, as well as treatments for sick cows, allowing for withdrawal periods that can prevent drug residue when the cow is slaughtered. Another topic is treating cattle to reduce stress on them, such as directing them into a corral in a way that’s efficient and yet takes into account their tendency to dawdle.“We have to train people to think like a cow,” Boyles said.Boyles teaches people not to rush cows and cause them to fall and potentially bruise themselves, which could affect the quality of their beef.“If humans are panicked, they really don’t work that well. It’s the same with cows,” Boyles said.Cows also need a certain amount of personal space, so if someone moves in too close, that can rattle a cow, Boyles said.“Any sort of stress is going to reduce your animal’s performance,” he said. “We want that animal to be calm.”The Beef Quality Assurance training that OSU Extension has offered began with an emphasis on how to properly vaccinate and administer drugs to animals. But recently the scope has been expanded to include how to design corrals and transport animals to ensure quality beef.“We want to make sure our beef producers are ready for market changes,” Boyles said.Times and locations for the series of upcoming BQA certification programs being held for producers throughout Ohio are posted under the events/programs link at the OSU Beef Team website: beef.osu.edu.Producers interested in getting BQA certified can also do so online at the National BQA website: bqa.org/.
Eden Hazard: Biggest difference between Real Madrid and Chelseaby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEden Hazard admits expectations at Real Madrid are far greater than he experienced with Chelsea.The Belgian star sealed a £130million move to the Bernabeu this summer and has opened up on one of the most striking cultural differences he has spotted already. “At Chelsea when we lost, we were disappointed, like the fans, but I never felt it was a disaster, it’s different in Spain,” Hazard told the Champions Journal, ahead of Real Madrid’s Champions League opener against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.”I think that here the fans are really fans, football is everything to them and they need players to give everything, in England there aren’t so many fans.”Of course, people there like football and everyone be that young people, adults or teenagers are really interested in football, but they aren’t so fanatical about their teams.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Napoli boss Ancelotti defends players after Cagliari shockby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli boss Carlo Ancelotti was furious after defeat to Cagliari.A late Lucas Castro header proved the winner.“We are very disappointed with the result, but it was not a bad performance at all,” Ancelotti told Sky Sport Italia.“We allowed Cagliari very few counter-attacks, hardly any. At the end, we were taken by surprise, as we stopped to complain about a foul on Fernando Llorente and allowed ourselves to be caught cold off balance.“Napoli created chances, forced saves, hit the upright twice, so it was overall a decent performance. Cagliari focused entirely on defence and closing down all the spaces.“It was paradoxical that (Kalidou) Koulibaly was sent off for saying something to the referee and we had a series of yellow cards, when if there was a team that was playing rough, it was Cagliari.“I won’t have this overall performance reduced to once incident. Napoli played very well. We could’ve done better, but that’s always true in every situation. I do not judge games only on the results and I won’t accept that attitude.“Seeing as you are so desperate to find something to criticise, fine, I’ll say we are sobbing when looking at the table. Happy? I am not remotely worried, not at all.”
Tokyo: A plan by Japan to expand restrictions on exports of sensitive materials to South Korea is likely to ripple across high-tech industries and deepen antagonisms between the East Asian neighbours. As of July 4, Japanese companies need case-by-case approvals to export to South Korea three materials used to make semiconductors and displays used in smartphones and other high-tech devices. Tokyo’s removal of South Korea from its so-called “white country” list, likely within a few weeks’ time, would mean that requirement will apply to dozens more products on a list of items that potentially could be converted to weapons. That could further shake up supply chains already rattled by trade tensions between the US and China. Japan’s trade ministry says Seoul has undermined the countries’ “relationship of trust,” including export controls.
The Air Canada enRoute Film Festival finalists have been selected for the festival’s special 10-year anniversary. Award categories include Best Short Film, Achievement in Direction, Achievement in Cinematography, Achievement in Animation, and Achievement in Documentary.The 2016 Air Canada enRoute Film Festival Award Nominees are:Clouds of Autumn – Trevor Mack and Matthew Taylor Blais, BCThe Constant Refugee – Derrick O’Toole, PC Barfoot and Leila Almaway, ONFeathers – Hands on Deck, ONFrench Kiss at the Sugar Shack – Emmanuelle Lacombe, QCRobeth – Kevin T. Landry, QCAchievement Award winners will receive an all-inclusive trip for two to the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival in Germany, courtesy of Air Canada. The winner of Best Short Film will also receive a $5,000 cash prize courtesy of presenting sponsor, Cineplex Entertainment. Advertisement Facebook “This year marks the festival’s 10th anniversary and what makes it so exceptional is that for the first time we’ve taken the festival truly coast to coast adding more cities and helping to boost awareness of our incredibly talented emerging Canadian filmmakers,” said Andrew Shibata, Managing Director, Brand at Air Canada. “I look forward to a continued growth of the festival and discovering new ways we can help highlight Canadian content creators.”A free public screening of the nominated short films will take place in Montreal on Monday, November 14 at the Phi Centre (407 Rue Saint-Pierre) beginning at 7:30 p.m. and in Toronto on Thursday, November 17 at Scotiabank Theatre Toronto (259 Richmond Street West) at 7 p.m.A private awards celebration hosted by Etalk Reporter, Liz Trinnear, will take place at The Fifth Social Club (225 Richmond Street West) immediately after the public screening in Toronto.Also new this year and exclusively for film students, an intimate conversation with acclaimed filmmaker, Matt Johnson, presented by VICELAND will be hosted on Wednesday, November 16 at 6 p.m. at VICE Canada (78 Mowat Avenue, Toronto).This year’s finalists were selected by a special jury composed of actors, directors and animators who have all held positions on the jury in previous years for the 10th year anniversary of the Air Canada enRoute Film Festival. The jury is led by Patricia Rozema (director) and includes (in alphabetical order):Caitlin Durlak (director and Air Canada enRoute Film Festival Best Short Film Winner 2015)Chris Landreth (animator)Jason Priestley (actor)Jennifer Baichwal (director)Karine Vanasse (actor)Sarah Gadon (actor)Stephen Dunn (director and Air Canada enRoute Film Festival alumnus)The Air Canada enRoute Film Festival supporters include Cineplex Entertainment, TELUS Optik Local / STORYHIVE, Sterling Wines, CTV’s Etalk, Spafax, Entertainment One, VICELAND, Telefilm Canada, Directors Guild of Canada, William F. 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Speaking of the NBA’s likeliest regression candidates for 2015-16, CARMELO projects Kyle Korver to lose the ninth-most WAR of any player this season. Last year was a career year for Korver — unfortunately, you only get one of those. But Korver’s comp list is also littered with sharpshooters who played with grace into their late 30s. So despite the drop-off, Korver probably has at least a few more solid seasons left in his tank. Dennis Schroder was drafted on potential — perhaps specifically the potential that he’d become the next Rajon Rondo. He has the dimensions — 6-foot-1 with a deceptively long wingspan and huge hands — as well as the passing; he even borrowed the poor shooting efficiency. But Rondo was an elite defender, at least once upon a time, and that couldn’t be further from what Schroder is. Instead, Schroder seems to be at a crossroads this season: Some of his comps eventually turned into pretty good players, while others disappeared from the league completely. One of the unsung heroes of the 2014-15 Hawks was DeMarre Carroll, whose combination of shooting and defense made him one of the NBA’s best all-around wings. However, Carroll left for Toronto over the summer, and the only major newcomer brought in to replace his minutes was Tim Hardaway Jr., a poor imitation at best. Sure, Hardaway is a solid shooter who can score some, but — unlike Carroll — he’s completely lost on defense. His sub-replacement-level projection is a big reason why CARMELO thinks the Hawks will take a step backward this season. The good news: There’s a lot of blue on the left side of Paul Millsap’s player card — the dude is darned good at just about everything. The bad: Most of Millsap’s closest historical doppelgangers (save for … Julius Erving?!) declined steeply from this point in their careers onward. The latter explains why CARMELO calls for Millsap to suffer the NBA’s fifth-biggest drop in wins above replacement between 2014-15 and 2015-16. Here’s what to expect from Atlanta’s most important players in 2015-16 (you can find all of the Hawks — and every other NBA player — here): Acquired from the San Antonio Spurs in a salary dump that enabled the Spurs to sign LaMarcus Aldridge, Tiago Splitter might prove to be one of the steals of the offseason. Although he doesn’t stretch the floor with shooting like the outgoing Pero Antic did, Splitter does a bit of everything else well. He’ll put Atlanta’s backup big-man minutes to much better use than the likes of Antic, Mike Muscala or Mike Scott. With Al Horford’s abundant skill set — look at all those pretty blue dots! — you feel like the sum of his parts should be worth more than mere “good starter” status. Yet that’s Horford, who according to VORP (value over replacement player) has been a top-10 NBAer only once (in 2010-11) and at age 29 is entering the decline phase of his career. Luckily, CARMELO predicts a gentle descent; while the comparisons to Googs and Reef are concerning, hope abides in the forms of Lanier, Gasol, Parish and ’Sheed. Note: I worked for the Hawks as a statistical consultant during the 2013-14 season.How do you build on what was arguably the best season in franchise history? That’s the question facing the Atlanta Hawks on the eve of the 2015-16 season. And what a campaign to have to surpass: 60 wins, the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and a berth in the NBA’s Final Four (albeit a brief one, ending in a sweep). Aside from the loss of swingman DeMarre Carroll, Atlanta will bring back all of its key players from a year ago, but FiveThirtyEight’s CARMELO projection system thinks it will still be difficult for the Hawks to reach last season’s heights. Our projections call for declines from practically all of the players who powered Atlanta’s unexpected rise, particularly Paul Millsap and Kyle Korver. What’s left over after the fall should still be a solid-enough team. But CARMELO projects Atlanta to go 45-37, which may not place the Hawks among the top half of Eastern Conference playoff teams, much less allow them to vie for the East’s best record again. Another option for filling Carroll’s minutes on the wing is Thabo Sefolosha, an even better defender than the man he’d be replacing (to say nothing of his massive edge over Hardaway on D). But Sefolosha doesn’t come without concern: He’s old, injury-prone — not to mention the broken leg he suffered during an off-court incident involving police last spring — and a near non-entity on offense. It’s not even clear how close to full health he’ll be when the season starts, so the Hawks could be in trouble if they’re counting on Sefolosha to replace anything more than a fraction of Carroll’s production. We’re inaugurating our NBA player projection system, CARMELO, with 2015-16 season previews for every team in the league. Check out the teams we’ve already previewed here. Learn more about CARMELO here. Yet another Hawk who enjoyed a career-best season last year (are you sensing a theme here?), Jeff Teague skipped a couple of rungs on the NBA ladder during his climb from mediocre (2013-14) to very good (2014-15). CARMELO is skeptical that the latter will stick, and while good things were yet to come for some of his top comps — notably Paul Westphal, Kevin Johnson and Mark Jackson — the majority of Teague-like historical players were on the downturn by age 27.