(REUTERS) – Sri Lanka got off to a strong start in their chase for a 268-run victory target after skipper Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne frustrated New Zealand with a 133-run opening stand on the penultimate day of the opening Test yesterday.After New Zealand made 285 all out, to leave the hosts with a tricky fourth-innings target, Karunaratne and Thirimanne batted sensibly through the last two sessions, to swing momentum their way.Karunaratne hit only two boundaries in his patient 71, while Thirimanne stroked four of them in his sedate 57 before bad light stopped play with the hosts needing 135 to go 1-0 up in the two-Test series.The home captain needed luck to reach the 50-mark, which he did when BJ Watling, who had an outstanding match with the bat, could not hold on to a catch after Karunaratne had edged spinner William Somerville.Earlier, Watling and Somerville batted resolutely to frustrate Sri Lanka after New Zealand resumed on 195-7 at the Galle International Stadium.Watling, who had completed his fifty on Friday, fell for 77 which is the highest Test score by a New Zealand wicketkeeper in Sri Lanka.Trent Boult chipped in with 26 useful runs while Somerville remained not out on 40 after facing 118 balls.For the hosts, spinners Lasith Embuldeniya (4-99) and Dhananjaya de Silva (3-25) shared seven wickets between them.NEW ZEALAND 1st innings 249SRI LANKA 1st innings 267NEW ZEALAND 2nd inningsJeet Raval c Dimuth Karunaratne b Dhananjaya de Silva 4Tom Latham c Lahiru Thirimanne b Akila Dananjaya 45Kane Williamson c Kusal Perera b Lasith Embuldeniya 4Ross Taylor c Dhananjaya de Silva b Lasith Embuldeniya 3Henry Nicholls c Kusal Mendis b Dhananjaya de Silva 26BJ Watling c Niroshan Dickwella b Lahiru Kumara 77Mitchell Santner c Suranga Lakmal b Lasith Embuldeniya 12Tim Southee stp. Niroshan Dickwella b Lasith Embuldeniya 23William Somerville not out 40Trent Boult c Dhananjaya de Silva b Lahiru Kumara 26Ajaz Patel lbw Dhananjaya de Silva 14Extras: (b-4, lb-5, nb-2) 11Total: (all out, 106.0 overs) 285Fall of wickets: 1-8, 2-20, 3-25, 4-81, 5-98, 6-124, 7-178, 8-224, 9-260.Bowling: Suranga Lakmal 15-2-37-0 (nb-2), Akila Dananjaya 32-4-84-1, Dhananjaya de Silva 12-3-25-3, Lasith Embuldeniya 37-4-99-4, Lahiru Kumara 10-0-31-2.SRI LANKA 2nd inningsDimuth Karunaratne not out 71Lahiru Thirimanne not out 57Extras: (b-4, lb-1) 5Total: (no wkt, 50.0 overs) 133Bowling: Trent Boult 6-1-21-0, Tim Southee 5- 1- 8-0, William Somerville 20-5-36-0, Ajaz Patel 10-0-0-0.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In 2016, the Soil Fertility Lab at Ohio State offered a third party evaluation of proprietary soil amendments and foliar applications aimed at improving the mineral nutrition and productivity of crops. This service intends to provide timely and unbiased information on these products for farmers. In 2015, we tested submitted products from the following companies:AgZyme® by Ag ConceptsBAM-FX by Zero Gravity SolutionsMethods: Corn and soybean trials were planted at three sites on Ohio State University Research Farms: 1) Clark County at the Western Agricultural Research Station in S. Charleston, 2) Wayne County at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, 3) Wood County at the Northwest Agricultural Research Station in Custar.Data collected include: 1) Complete soil sample analysis prior to planting, 2) Emergence counts at V5 for corn and soybean, 3) Whole plant sampling at V5 for total biomass and complete nutrient analysis, 4) Leaf sampling at R1 for corn and soybean for complete nutrient analysis, 5) Final stand counts at maturity for corn, and 6) Harvest grain yield with complete grain nutrient analysis.Results: Across all three sites, no consistent trends were found with any of the tested products. No products significantly affected a measured property at more than 1 site. For both corn and soybean, no product treatment yielded significantly greater grain than the control. This was only one year of field data, so interpretations should be made with caution, especially considering the dry weather encountered in the 2016 field season.The summary report can be found here: go.osu.edu/SAFAFor 2017, we have adjusted our pricing for this service, collecting less data but hopefully making the service more affordable to vendors and retailers. If you are interested in enrolling your product, contact Steve Culman at [email protected], or visit go.osu.edu/SAFA.
Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles With their backs to the wall, Austria believes a shift in approach could shift the odds in their favor in the 4:30 p.m. contest.“We have to play better defense,” he said following 93-88 loss to TNT on Monday night. “[In Game 1] we only allowed them 78 points, tonight it’s 93—that’s 15 points more.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“The name of the game is how you can play good defense. We may be No. 1 in offense when it comes to percentages, but we have to play defense, too, for us to win,” he added.Bong Ravena, Austria’s counterpart at TNT, refuses to celebrate anything despite having some sort of momentum coming into the game. “[There’s] nothing to celebrate,” he said. “We just tied the series.”“I just hope that our intensity, our energy will be the same—or even better,” Ravena said.Meanwhile, if there’s one team in this sudden death day that definitely has momentum going, it’s Magnolia.Hotshots will be shooting for a repeat of an authoritative 106-77 victory over Barangay Ginebra also on Monday night when they go up against crowd darling Gin Kings in the 7 p.m. game.“We just need to prepare really well,” Magnolia mentor Chito Victolero said. “With the same effort and same desire, I think we have a chance.”ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting TNT shoots for their first semifinal appearance since 2016, while Magnolia hopes for another deep campaign after falling short last year.The Gin Kings, for their part, hope to come into this game successful in shaking the cobwebs of that murderous rout two nights ago.But no stake is larger for the Beermen, who are looking to extend their already-historic four-straight Philippine Cup titles.“Hopefully we could adjust to the kind of defense they’re applying on us,” Austria said. “We have to devise some plays to avoid that kind of pressure defense.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alas, Fuel Masters to go all the way Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated It’s down to one last game—a do-or-die,” said San Miguel Beer coach Leo Austria.He couldn’t have put it any better his Beermen, seeking to win the PBA Philippine Cup an unprecedented fifth straight season, take on TNT for the right to play on at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
TAMPA, Fla. — Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-3 with a walk for the Detroit Tigers in his second exhibition game since returning from off-season right ankle and foot surgery, a 9-8 loss March 24 to the New York Yankees.Cabrera had an opposite-field single in the first and drew a second-inning walk. He struck out to end the fourth and again leading off the seventh.The Tigers slugger has been the designated hitter in both of his games this spring. He went 1-for-3 in his debut March 22 against Washington.Detroit Manager Brad Ausmus said Cabrera could DH in a minor league game March 25 and “if he’s fine” there’s chance he could play first base for the first time March 25 against Baltimore.Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez grounded a single to left in two at-bats and had a walk. A-Rod is hitting .286 (8 for 28) overall.Esmil Rogers, a Yankees’ fifth-starter candidate, gave up five runs and five hits in three innings. New York Manager Joe Girardi wouldn’t say if the outing hurt Rogers’ chances.“I won’t talk about that now,” he said. “We’ll sit down as a group and talk about it.” Adam Warren is also under consideration for the spot.The Yankees scored four in the ninth, including a walk-off three-run shot by Ramon Flores off Rafael Dolis, to rally back from an 8-2 deficit.(MARK DIDTLER)TweetPinShare0 Shares
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Agent of Rugani says Juventus never considered saleby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Daniele Rugani says Juventus have never considered selling him.The centre-back was linked with a massive transfer to Chelsea last summer.”Rugani has never been placed on the market by Juventus and that means he has done something right,” agent Davide Torchia told RMC Radio.“Without doubt he will stay at Juve in January. Rugani is an old-fashioned player, committed to his profession and with above all else the desire to improve himself.“Rugani is a reliable player, someone worthy of Juventus, who ensures he is always ready. A player doesn’t stay at Juventus for four years without deserving it.”
AC Milan coach Gattuso: We’re not taking Coppa Italia lightlyby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso says they’ll take their Coppa Italia tie with Sampdoria seriously.Milan also face Juventus next week in Jeddah for the Supercoppa.Gattuso said, “We’re not going on vacation to Genoa, we are taking part in a competition that we really care about.“Last season, we reached the Final of the Coppa Italia and that was a huge disappointment. “It’s true, we are facing a Sampdoria side in stunning shape, but we too will use the best team available to go through.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Man Utd keeper De Gea defends inconsistent form: The odd mistake?by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has defended his inconsistent form.De Gea came in for some criticism last season, but the goalkeeper – who’s just signed a new contract – says he was happy with his performances.He told Sky Sports: “I think people, when they look back on last season, they are thinking about the last few months.“If you focus on the season as a whole and, in particular, the first seven months of that season I was quite happy with my form.”“You can say the contract is there in the background – it’s not even in the back of your mind – that’s put to one side. The day-to-day training, going out on the pitch, that’s what you’re focusing on – and helping the team, of course.“Talking about the odd mistake, form can come and go with any player, but you are more under the microscope when you’re a goalkeeper. It’s not easy to keep up very high standards.“I’ve been here for a number of years now and to be on top form all the time it’s tough. There are moments when you feel better in yourself form-wise and moments where you’re not quite so good. Mistakes happen, goalkeeper’s live with them and I’m no different.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
“No one should have to make the difficult decision between their family’s health and putting food on the table. We know that for many working households, needed prescriptions were going unfilled too often because Fair PharmaCare deductibles were too high. The changes we have made will provide thousands of families with the relief they need.”Previously, a household earning a net annual income between $15,000 and $30,000 would have to pay between $300 and $600 in deductibles before Fair PharmaCare would start to provide coverage assistance.Ministry of Health data has shown a link between low-income levels, deductibles and decreased drug spending, indicating that families will forgo filling prescriptions because of the cost, opting for other essentials, such as housing and groceries.Families earning under $45,000 in net annual income are also benefiting from this investment. Deductibles and co-payments have been lowered for households earning between $30,000 and $45,000 net, annually. Fair PharmaCare co-payments have also been eliminated for seniors born before 1940 earning a household net annual income up to $14,000, and for the lowest income households, those earning up to $13,750.Previously, anyone registered with Fair PharmaCare, even people with the lowest incomes, would have to pay out-of-pocket before receiving 100 percent coverage.The Government says by eliminating the family maximum for the lowest-earning families and reducing it for those earning less than a net annual income of $45,000 – families will save more on prescriptions throughout the year. VANCOUVER, B.C. – The B.C. Government is helping families get the prescription drugs they need as part of the Fair PharmaCare investment.The Government is investing $105 million in reducing or eliminating deductibles and co-payments for lower-income households.Minister of Health, Adrian Dix, says that no family should have to make the decision between buying food or family health. For more information on Fair Pharmacare, you can visit the Pharmacare website.