Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, September 14, 2018


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest No changes this morning. Sunny, dry and warming through the weekend into early next week. We continue to keep the state precipitation free all the way through at least Monday, and parts of the state can stay dry longer. Eastern and southern parts of Ohio need to monitor the track of Florence closely, as that will be the limiting factor to a longer dry pattern  in those areas. In the meantime, we see excellent dry down potential with low relative humidity values and maximum evaporation rates.Florence has been slowly moving over the past few hours, working into North and South Carolina. She likely drifts a bit farther south before heading west and then eventually curving north. We are keeping a chance of scattered showers in over southern and eastern Ohio next Tuesday and early Wednesday. We are keeping coverage at 40% of the state and continue to think that clouds will likely be seen in many more areas of the state. That should cap warmth a bit more next Tuesday. The exact track of Florence’s remains will start to shape up over the weekend, and we will keep watching where she looks to be headed during that time.  AT right we have an updated map of potential precipitation here through Wednesday morning (before our next front’s arrival). However, this precipitation outlook is heavily predicated on Florence’s track not moving much past the Appalachians. If she does this weekend, we may be putting out a different look come Monday morning.We are keeping an arrival time for our next front of later next Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday evening. However, this little feature is falling apart. Rain potential has looked minor for a few days, but now looks almost non-existent. Just because we are slow to give up on it, and the front is still there, we will keep rain totals at a few hundredths to a tenth or two, but we are pulling coverage back even farther, to now no more than 25% of Ohio. Its just not a major story…and we are back to dry weather for Thursday and Friday.A stronger, more organized frontal boundary moves in for overnight next Friday night into early Saturday. Rain totals can be up to .75” but will only be that high where there are thunderstorms. AT this point, we think the best threat of that will be in north central and west central parts of Ohio. The rest of the state just sees scattered showers, and the moisture fall apart Saturday morning as the front moves south and east. Coverage will be at 60% or less. We wont completely rule out a few scattered showers coming off of Lake Erie through the morning and midday hours next Sunday…but they do not have enough strength or momentum to really become a big story for the rest of the state. There is another front around the 25th as we kick off the extended forecast window. That front looks very similar to next Friday night and Saturday. However, the bigger story likely is the cooler, drier Canadian high pressure that comes in behind those fronts. We can see this air mass pooling over the prairies, just waiting for the invite to move south and east…those two fronts combined may do just that.Temps will be easily well above normal through the weekend and the first half of next week. The second half we have temps back closer to normal, and then for the extended period, we expect a move to normal and below normal levels, just in time to flip the calendar to October.last_img read more

Community Spotlight: How a geocacher reached wellness goals


first_img SharePrint Related5 Tricks of the Trade for Geocaching with KidsApril 29, 2014In “Community”A geocachers journey to mental healthMay 24, 2019In “Community”Announcing the May Featured Geocacher of the MonthJune 24, 2012In “Community” Meet Sheila Withrow aka Cazador66. After serving as the Manager of the Public Health Protection Program for the Northern Health Authority in British Columbia, Canada for 25 years, she has recently retired and relocated to the southern Okanagan region, where the climate is milder and allows for plenty of outdoor activities, such as geocaching. Geocaching has helped Sheila embrace an active lifestyle and reach her wellness goals so we chatted with her to learn more about how geocaching renewed her motivations to reach her health goals.In Sheila’s own words: I’m fortunate to live in an area where within 10 minutes from home, I am surrounded by Nature Trust preservation land and can really get away from it all. I love anything outdoors, especially activity related: hiking, biking, paddleboarding, boating, camping, golfing, gardening, and of course, geocaching.HQ: How and when did you get introduced to geocaching?A coworker said to me one day, “You like walking and hiking with your dogs, have you ever tried geocaching?” I had never heard of it. After a brief explanation and a look at the website, I programmed the GPS we had at work and off I went. I was hooked from day one!HQ: What is your favorite part?I can’t say which is my favorite part, as I pretty much enjoy it all! I love that geocaching is world wide. Before we travel anywhere, whether it is an international vacation or a nearby camping trip, I make sure I’ve loaded my GPS with the caches I might encounter. Getting a souvenir from a new country still excites me. I also really enjoy hiding caches and reading each and every email I get from cachers who find my hides.HQ: Do you have a favorite cache or cache type?  My favorite caches are the ones that take me to locations that I would never have found otherwise and generally involve a hike to reach them. I have enjoyed some spectacular waterfalls, awesome geological formations, and amazing high mountain vistas thanks to geocaching. Reading the description and other cacher logs help me find these one-of-a-kind spots.HQ: What keeps you coming back?  I’m addicted! Geocaching is a healthy drug. The more geocaches I find, especially creative ones, the more it inspires me to come up with some unique hides of my own. For example, I created a Mystery Cache which requires the geocacher to put on their water shoes and wade out to an island to reach the cache after solving the puzzle!HQ: How has geocaching impacted your life?I have started to use geocaching as my workout program and this has had a positive impact on my overall well-being. I have a big, young bloodhound dog that needs lots of exercise, so combining his walk and mine with geocaching is the perfect solution. For me, geocaching is not about numbers; I don’t really like park and grabs. I go for caches that will get my heart pumping and blood flowing. It is also our “ me” time. The two of us out hiking, in the bush, rejuvenates our spirit and clears the mind which I now refer to as Forest Therapy.HQ: How have you combined your health goals with geocaching?The year I turned 49, I was determined to get fit! Fit for 50! Then I turned 51, then 52, and nothing had changed. I was creeping up towards my highest weight ever when a friend of mine (who is 70 and really fit) said the simplest thing that resonated for me and got me motivated: “If you just keep active and eat sensibly and healthy, you will never get fat.” Not rocket science and not anything I didn’t already know, but sometimes you need a reminder to stop procrastinating. I stopped letting the dog pull me on the bicycle for his run, and started walking with him daily. I used a fitness app to help reduce my calorie intake and made a few tweaks to my already pretty healthy diet. In six months, I have lost over 25 pounds and have achieved my goal weight. So even in winter when we can’t really geocache, we get out daily for some Forest Therapy and look for locations that might make a great hiding spot for new caches.HQ: How did you decide you want to find caches that haven’t been logged in a while? Looking at the geocaching map close to my home location, the closest geocaches left for me to find are ones that involve a pretty significant hike, around 3-4 hours. They also get logged only about once a year or less. They have been on my radar for a while and this year, I plan to obtain those smileys!HQ: What are you most looking forward to in geocaching this year? I have populated my home town with many geocaches, as there were very few here when I relocated. This year I want to revisit them all and upgrade some of them to make them unique, memorable, and potentially Favorite-point-worthy, quality caches. HQ: If someone reading this was looking for inspiration to get started on their own wellness journey, what words of advice would you share?It’s all about mindset. Believe you can do it, and you can. If you want to make a change, start with small changes and build from there. If you haven’t been physically active, start with short walks and keep increasing your time and distance. Fuel your body with wholesome, nutritious foods. Set realistic, achievable goals for yourself and don’t beat yourself up if you don’t succeed at first. Try again tomorrow because life is too short to waste. Put away the electronics, and enjoy some nature and geocaching instead!Geocaching in the Valley of Fire State Park, NevadaHiking and caching on Giant’s Head Mountain in Summerland, BC, CanadaRecently geocaching by Okanagan Lake, near Summerland, BC, CanadaShare with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Crisis-hit Gorakhpur hospital staggers under patient load


first_imgBaba Raghav Das Medical College in Gorakhpur draws a large number of frantic families with sick children from places like Deoria and Khadda, 60 and 100 km away and even beyond, because local hospitals cannot give them intensive medical attention. Alfaz, an infant brought by his mother Nesa Khatun, is one of them. The family has come from Khadda, in Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh.“The doctors back home sent us here. This is the only option we had,” says the mother. The BRD medical college principal, Dr. P.K. Singh, said that on a given day, about 200 to 250 encephalitis patients are under treatment at the institution, and the mortality rate is 7 to 8%. Infants and children are often brought on referral when their condition is already critical. Sohan, who has come with his extremely ill newborn nephew, is from Deoria district and was sent to the BRD medical college by local hospitals that could not treat the infant. Geeta Devi has camped outside the encephalitis ward for 17 days now, as her son, Siddharth Gautam, is treated. The 7-year-old has fared better than many others, after a spell of unconsciousness. He started walking around the ward. The woman cooks food on a stove she brought from home in Deoria.On Tuesday, a family with a one-year-old with suspected encephalitis waited for three hours for a doctor to see the baby. They had arrived at 5 a.m.The principal said 24 deaths had occurred in a span of 24 hours from midnight on Sunday in the paediatrics ward, but no details were available on the causes.The U.P. Government-run medical college and hospital has witnessed the death of over 60 children in the encephalitis ward and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) from August 7 to 11. The medical college caters not only to Gorakhpur and neighbouring districts, but also to Bihar and even Nepal. The focus has now turned to the probable causes of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and the number of Japanese encephalitis cases. The medical college celebrated Independence Day, with Dr. Singh hoisting the Tricolour and leading the staff in taking a pledge on Tuesday. Around the campus, relatives of patients in the NICU and encephalitis ward waited outside for any news at all. Sohan, whose nephew was admitted to the NICU on Monday night a few hours after he was born, says he had no idea how the baby is doing.“Every two or three hours I go and ask the staff if we can see the infant and if he’s okay. All they say is that he is serious and is being given oxygen. We heard about oxygen supply problems in the news. We don’t know what is wrong,” he says.Geeta Devi says she did not know about any trouble with oxygen supply at the hospital. Her son, she adds, was given oxygen support for nine days.last_img read more

Cong. accuses BJP of violence in Gujarat


first_imgThe Congress today accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of indulging in violence against its candidates in Gujarat and urged the Election Commission (EC) to initiate action.The party alleged that its candidate Indranil Rajyaguru, who is standing against Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani in the Rajkot West seat, the party’s Rajkot East nominee Mitul Donga, and Congress MP Rajeet Satav, were arrested and abused by the Rajkot Police.“Our leaders Indranil Rajyaguru, Mitul Donga and MP Rajeev Satav, who are fighting the ‘Shah-kaal’ of fear and corruption in Gujarat, were attacked by the Gujarat Police yesterday,” Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi tweeted.“Violence is a result of fear. Rupaniji fears losing the election and he is taking the support of lathis (clubs). But Gujarat is not frightened,” he said.Congress spokesperson Sushmita Dev alleged that Mr. Rupani was “bewildered” as he was “losing” and was thus indulging in violence against the Congress leaders. She said she has already heard the CM’s audio claiming that the BJP “is in a bad shape”.last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro now priced at Rs 29,900 following another price cut


first_imgAfter slashing the price of the Galaxy C9 Pro back in June, Samsung has once again dropped the price of the smartphone, bringing the price down to Rs 29,900 from its initial launch price of Rs 36,900. The Galaxy C9 Pro, which highlights a 6-inch display, metal unibody design, and 16-megapixel front and rear cameras, can now be found at its new pricing on via Samsung’s own online store and other e-commerce platforms.The news of the price drop comes via Mahesh Telecom, and this is notably the second time Samsung has cut the price of the Galaxy C9 Pro since its launch in January. This is not a surprising move considering the company would like to attract more consumers towards the smartphone which is about a year old now. The handset was initially launched in China around the same time last year.The Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro is a dual Nano SIM smartphone that features a large 6-inch FHD (1080×1920) display and is powered by a 1.9GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor coupled with 6GB of RAM. You get an internal storage option of 64GB that is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card.The smartphone sports a 16-megapixel camera on the front and back both with f/1.9 aperture. The Galaxy C9 Pro can record FHD videos @30fps and in our review we found the cameras to take decent enough pictures, but couldn’t really compete with the likes of the OnePlus 3t, the ZenFone 3, the iPhone 6S at the time. However, the smartphone has a good overall performance, a bright and colourful display and we were impressed with its 4000mAh battery capacity.advertisementAlso Read: Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro review: The big friendly giantConnectivity options with the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro include support for USB Type-C, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS, Glonass, Beidou, NFC, and a 3.5mm headphone jack, among other things. The handset measures 162.9×80.7×6.9mm and weighs 188 grams.last_img read more

a month agoEx-Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara named Billericay Town manager


first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara named Billericay Town managerby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara has been appointed manager of non-league side Billericay Town.O’Hara, who also played for Wolves and Fulham among others, replaces Harry Wheeler in the Billericay hotseat with immediate effect.A statement released by Billericay read: “We can now confirm that Harry Wheeler has been relieved of his duties and has left the club after a recent meeting with the owner.”Differences of opinion have led to the decision and the owner feels changes needed to be made.”Jamie O’Hara will take control of first team duties and will look to immediately make his mark by looking at bringing in some young talented academy players to add to the good experience we have.”From all at the club we wish Harry all the best for the future and we thank him for all his efforts and successes in his time here.” last_img read more

4 days agoNewcastle boss Bruce happy with his forward options


first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle boss Bruce happy with his forward optionsby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United manager Steve Bruce says he’s happy with his forward options.Toon have scored just five goals in nine Premier League matches.”We’ve got options now. Andy and Dwight both came on, and we have options in the final third now,” Bruce said.”It’s only the second game for Allan, too, and he’s got a lot of fitness work to catch up on. We’re hoping that he can stay well because he is a threat and, of course, Almiron is a very decent player, too.”He looks a little bit short on confidence at the moment because he hasn’t scored a goal. We hope that can return, but it only really returns when he gets one, which will hopefully be next week.” last_img read more

Constable rapes minor girl family stages protest


first_imgNew Delhi: A minor girl alleged that she was raped by a Delhi Police constable posted in New Usmanpur Police station of North East Delhi on Thursday.The incident led to a huge protest outside the police station by locals and the family members of the victim. According to sources, the victim was missing from her home and the family approached the police. The family suspected a boy from the area who was also missing since then. Later, when the girl and the boy were traced they were brought to the police station. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesOn Thursday, a constable Vishram Meena from the New usmanpur police station reached the girl’s house and asked her to accompany him to court for some legal proceeding. It was then he took her to an isolated spot in Yamuna Khadar and raped her. He also threatened her with dire consequences if she revealed the matter to anyone including her own parents. The girl when reached home narrated the ordeal to her parents who then staged a protest along with the neighbours and friends at the New usmanpur police station in North East Delhi. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: Javadekar”What is the work of a policeman? If the protectors turn predators what will happen,” an angry protestor said. The protest was called off only after the family was assured of strict action against the accused by senior police officers who immediately reached the spot sensing the gravity of the matter. The FIR was registered against the constable and legal proceedings initiated. “We received a call at around 12 in the afternoon about the said incident. We have initiated legal proceedings against the constable on the complaint of the victim girl, we are probing the incident and will act accordingly,” said DCP North East Ved Prakash Surya.last_img read more