Jeff Duling, June 8

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I feel lucky. We only got two tenths of an inch of rain last night and some areas got one to two inches, so I was pretty happy. We are wet. We still have a corn field and a bean field to plant. It gets close and then they talk about these big rains and you get scared about planting before that. I am going to give that corn a couple more days and then I’ll switch to beans.In the last two weeks we got another 50 acres of beans in and then we got 2.5 inches of rain really fast and it was like a lake out there. The beans made it out OK, though.Last night we drove from the middle of Putnam County to Findlay and everything was beautiful. If you go west of Ottawa it is ugly over by Continental. They are in bad shape over there. There are still a lot of acres not done the first time and a lot of acres going to get redone. They have been hit by a lot of rain over there.Yesterday afternoon I finished sidedressing corn. The corn is at V5 or V6 already and looks beautiful. The rains have been great for that, but from Mother’s Day on it has not been very conducive to planting. We haven’t done much since May 24 when we planted that last field of beans. It has been wet ever since. There are some guys trying to mud it in.The wheat is OK. I got about 80% of it sprayed with Prosaro. It has been humid and muggy so we’ll see how well it works. I think we have good conditions for head scab around here.I am pretty impressed with weed control in this area. Guys are figuring out how to get a handle on some of these problem marestail fields.last_img read more

SongKick Raises Nearly $2m More for Concert Alerts, Music History & More

first_imgThis latest round of funding puts SongKick’s fundraising total at just under $7.5 million.The service’s basic concert alerts feature is something that a number of other companies provide. BandsInTown.com is often discussed as a SongKick competitor and offers an API as well as a Facebook app. Looking at that site’s design, though, makes me wonder whether it’s been acquired by SongKick, whether there’s a lazy web designer jumping from music company to music company, or some other explanation for the two sites to look remarkably similar. Related Posts There are many different services that let you sign up to get an email alert when your favorite band is coming to town, but UK-born SongKick keeps innovating and keeps finding more support for its efforts. A 2007 graduate of tech incubator program YCombinator, SongKick has raised $1.8 million in its 4th round of funding, according to an SEC filing posted online tonight.SongKick lets users collaborate to create a shared memory of all the live music shows they’ve attended, complete with multimedia and set lists. The company has said it wants to build something like IMDB for the musical history of musicians. Beyond alerts, ticket sales and a historical resource, SongKick’s biggest ticket to success has probably been its Application Programming Interface, which allows other partner websites to automatically display upcoming concert dates on artist pages. The biggest partner? Music industry approved YouTube sister-site Vevo, which started using SongKick to power its concert listings this summer. Tags:#music#news#web 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… marshall kirkpatrick 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…last_img read more

CWG situation sad, want Games’ success as an Indian: Advani

first_imgNDA working chairman and senior BJP leader L K Advani on Sunday criticised the shortcomings in the Commonwealth Games preparations in the last few months but said as an Indian he wished that the event would be a success.”Even in the last session of Parliament I tried not to criticise the Commonwealth Games though some of my party colleagues spoke on it. As an Indian I would want that these Games are successful,” Advani said.”Although sadly today the situation is such that there are doubts about whether the Games will be held. If they are held then that itself will be considered a big achievement,” he added.Advani was speaking at a programme organised by the International Lions Club. Earlier, he had inaugurated a cartoon exhibition, named “Wealth Cartoons” by famous cartoonist Irfan. The senior BJP leader also referred to the pun in the name of the exhibition.Advani said “6-8 months” before any event of such magnitude reports in the media mostly refer to the positive points like the work completed and the how it would be an advantage to the sportspersons of the host country.”But here the only positive reports that one hears of are that some of the countries are finally coming (to participate). This is a very sad thing,” Advani said.BJP and NDA leaders had strongly criticised Organising Committee head and Congress MP Suresh Kalmadi, Sports Minister M S Gill and the Delhi Government for the shortcomings and corruption in the CWG 2010 projects.advertisementThe principal opposition even staged a walkout in the Lok Sabha when Gill said during his presentation on the CWG debate that any information needed can be sought through an RTI application.The recent collapse of a foot overbridge at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium and other negative reports about lack of cleanliness have also drawn criticism from the opposition.last_img read more