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Gaynstead, Denbigh take all-island crowns

first_imgGaynstead and Denbigh were crowned ISSA All-Island junior and senior champions after victories over Holmwood and Excelsior in the finals at the Leila Robinson Court yesterday.In the junior final, Urban champions Gaynstead captured their first All-Island title after getting by former champions Holmwood 25-21, while rural champions Denbigh squeezed a one-point win over urban champions Excelsior, beating them 34-33.In the Holmwood-Gaynstead clash, both teams looked very nervous as they were guilty of numerous turnovers, with the score tied 7-7 after the first quarter.With goal shooter Britney Logan and goal attack Kelsey Jonas finding their rhythm, it was the Dalton Hinds-coached Gaynstead that took the initiative at the start of the second quarter, leading 14 -11 at the break.Despite getting several chances to get on even terms, the Holmwood players continued to struggle in possession, with Gaynstead’s goal-defence, Latanya Wilson, who was later named Most Valuable Player, putting in a commanding shift.In the end, it was an easy win for Gaynstead as they made up for last year’s disappointment losing to Denbigh at this stage.Goal-shooter Britney Logan top-scored for Gaynstead with 16 points from 17 attempts, while goal-attack Kelsey Jonas assisted with 15 from 20. For Holmwood, goal-shooter Shadine Bartley top-scored with 12 from 15, and goal-attack Shanice McKenley 9 from 16.EXCELSIOR PUMPED UPAfter capturing their first-ever urban senior title, it was a pumped-up Excelsior team that came out blazing against an experienced Denbigh team, jumping to a quick 4-0 lead in the first three minutes, led by perfect shooting from goal shooter Kimberly Hudson.However, the Denbigh team settled early and scored five quick unanswered goals, and for the remainder of the quarter, it was a back-and-forth battle as both teams traded points, with Excelsior eventually taking the quarter 10-8.It was the same story for most of the second quarter, but in the latter stage, Denbigh took control through goal-shooter Moya Manning, wing-defence Chrisann Thompson, and wing-attack Nicole Lewis, who combined well throughout.The arrival of Member of Parliament Mike Henry at the start of the third quarter seemed to have spurred on the Denbigh team, which pushed their advantage, leading 27-21 at the end of the third quarter.Denbigh continued to pile on the pressure early in the fourth quarter and looked like scoring a runaway victory. However, Excelsior rallied strongly to cut into the lead before drawing level 33-33 with less than a minute to go.With them having the centre pass, they looked to pull off an unlikely win, but instead, turned over the ball, and Denbigh took the opportunity to score a narrow one-goal win and regain their title last won in 2002.Goal shooter Manning top-scored for the champions with 25 from 29, while goal-attack Cohen scored 9 from 14.For Excelsior, it was goal-shooter Hudson, with 17 from 22, and goal-attack Quannia Walker, with 16 from 21, leading their efforts. Manning was named MVP.last_img read more

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Ateneo back on track, UST remains unbeaten in UAAP men’s volleyball

first_imgNewsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track “We just came from a terrible loss and it just shows that everything should come from the ground,” said Ateneo head coach Oliver Almadro. “My players delivered well, they owned this game. In a span of two days they adjusted right away.”Four-time MVP Marck Espejo had 24 points to lead the 1-1 Blue Eagles while Gian Carlo Glorioso added 11 for the defending champions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBryan Bagunas had 18 points to lead the Bulldogs with James Natividad and Fauzi Ismail putting up 17 and 16 points, respectively.In the first game, University of Santo Tomas improved to a 2-0 slate after turning back University of the East 25-11, 25-21, 20-25, 25-15. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rookie again: Valdez set to make her debut as NCAA volleyball analystcenter_img MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Arnold Bautista led the Tiger Spikers with 13 points while Joshua Umandal and Juren Buro added 12 points apiece.UE skipper Geric Ortega had 12 points for the Red Warriors as they dropped to 0-2.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ateneo recovered from its season opening loss and trumped National University in a Finals rematch from a year ago, 26-24, 25-21, 17-25, 25-19, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Blue Eagles saw their 30-game unbeaten streak turn into dust when they lost to Far Eastern University in straight sets, 25-18, 25-19, 25-22, in their first game of the year.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Manchester City spank Everton to go top

first_img0Shares0000Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring their second goal that put the champions top of the leagueLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 6 – Manchester City seized first place in the Premier League on Wednesday with a 2-0 win over Everton that moved the champions above Liverpool on goal difference.Pep Guardiola’s side took the lead through Aymeric Laporte’s header on the stroke of half-time at Goodison Park. Gabriel Jesus struck in the closing seconds to seal a victory that moved City level on points with Liverpool and allowed them to return to the top of the table.Second-placed Liverpool have a game in hand on City, who were playing Everton in a game brought forward due to a fixture clash with the League Cup final against Chelsea later this month.It was a far from inspired performance from City, but it was enough to turn the pressure back on Jurgen Klopp’s faltering team, who had occupied top spot since December 8.Liverpool’s successive draws against Leicester and West Ham have allowed City back into the title race just when it looked like the Reds were set to take control as they chase a first English crown since 1990.The opening goal came from a free-kick, needlessly conceded by Idrissa Gueye and taken by David Silva.The Spanish midfielder curled in a perfect delivery which found Laporte unmarked, and only eight yards from goal, for a perfect header.It was the 16th consecutive league and cup game in which Guardiola’s side had scored a first half goal, a run dating back to their first league defeat of the season at Chelsea in early December.And in the context of the title race, it may yet prove to be one of the more important, although it took until deep into stoppage-time of the second half for City to claim their second.Kevin De Bruyne played in Jesus, whose initial run was blocked by Jordan Pickford only for the ball to sit up kindly for the Brazilian to head into an open goal.That was a cruel finale for Marco Silva’s out-of-form team, who had battled admirably in the first half and not given up a single shot on target to that point.In fact Brazilian Bernard came close to opening the scoring when he met a cross from opposite winger Theo Walcott and delivered a shot which Ederson was required to turn around his post.– Pressure on Liverpool –Manchester City’s Aymeric Laporte celebrates scoring the opening goal at Everton© AFP Paul ELLISCity had looked certain to take the lead after 19 minutes when Ilkay Gundogan slid in to meet David Silva’s excellent cross, but succeeded only in scooping his shot against the Everton bar.Laporte had also missed a free header at the far post in a spell of early City pressure but, by the time he redeemed himself at the end of the half, Everton appeared to have weathered the worst of it.Indeed, by the half-hour mark, Guardiola cut an increasingly frustrated figure on the touchline, arms waving at every over-hit pass and misplaced and overhit through ball.But the first goal, and its timing, eased the pressure on City and turned it, in no uncertain terms, on Everton’s cross-town rivals Liverpool.After the restart, City sought the goal that would kill off Everton’s threat.Yet, as had been the case in the first half, all too often promising play broke down in the final third.Pickford failed to deal with a deflected Gundogan cross, with Sergio Aguero shooting wide with an overhead attempt, before Guardiola brought on substitute Raheem Sterling in an effort to introduce a more clinical edge.It almost worked, as the England forward saw a shot deflected onto the roof of the net following a spell of uncertain defending from Everton and a couple of failed clearances.There was a late scare for City when a mistake by Kyle Walker gifted the ball to Richarlison who should have played in Cenk Tosun only to see his pass easily cut out by Ederson.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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DONEGAL’S MOST IMPORTANT OAK WOOD GETS A MAKEOVER

first_imgTHEY are Donegal’s most important and ancient oak woods, and now the forest at Ballyarr is getting a makeover.The woodlands near Ramelton are specially protected under national and European laws.But visitors to the 30-hectare site have often been put off by the deep muddy paths around the forest. Now however the National Parks and Wildlife Service are laying new paths and carrying out new conservation work there.The move has been welcomed by local TD Joe McHugh who had lobbied for the upgrade.“Ballyarr Wood is not just important from a conservation point of view in Donegal but is recognised nationally as one of the country’s finest oak woods,” said Deputy McHugh.“I know it means a great deal to people in the area who use it often and I’m delighted this work is now underway to make it more accessible.”  DONEGAL’S MOST IMPORTANT OAK WOOD GETS A MAKEOVER was last modified: September 17th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Bush rails against spy critics

first_imgMANHATTAN, Kan. – President George W. Bush pushed back Monday at critics of his once-secret domestic spying effort, saying it should be termed a “terrorist surveillance program” and contending it has the backing of legal experts, key lawmakers and the Supreme Court. Several members of Congress from both parties have questioned whether the warrantless snooping is legal. That is because it bypasses a special federal court that, by law, must authorize eavesdropping on Americans and because the president provided limited notification to only a few lawmakers. “It’s amazing that people say to me, ‘Well, he’s just breaking the law.’ If I wanted to break the law, why was I briefing Congress?” asked Bush. One of those who had been informed, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., was sitting behind Bush during his appearance at Kansas State University. Bush’s remarks were part of an aggressive administration campaign to defend the 4-year-old program as a crucial and legal terror-fighting tool. The White House is trying to sell its side of the story before the Senate Judiciary Committee opens hearings on it in two weeks. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Back in Washington, Gen. Michael Hayden, the former National Security Agency director who is now the government’s No. 2 intelligence official, contended the surveillance was narrowly targeted. He acknowledged that the program established a lower legal standard to eavesdrop on terror-related communications than a surveillance law implemented in 1978. Under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, government officials had to prove to a secretive intelligence court that there was “probable cause” to believe that a person was tied to terrorism. Bush’s program allows senior NSA officials to approve surveillance when there was “reason to believe” the call may involve al-Qaida and its affiliates. Hayden maintained that the work was within the law. “The constitutional standard is reasonable. … I am convinced that we are lawful because what it is we are doing is reasonable,” he said at the National Press Club. Hayden also rejected suggestions that the NSA rank-and-file had problems with the electronic monitoring, saying the agency’s independent watchdog told him Friday that “not a single employee” had registered a concern with that office about the program. Democrats countered that many important questions remain. “We can be strong and operate under the rule of law,” said Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. “These are not mutually exclusive principles – they are the principles upon which our nation was founded.” In his remarks, Bush said that allowing the NSA to monitor the international phone calls and e-mails of Americans with suspected ties to terrorists can hardly be considered “domestic spying.” “It’s what I would call a terrorist surveillance program,” Bush said at Kansas State. “If they’re making a phone call in the United States, it seems like to me we want to know why.” He said he “had all kinds of lawyers review the process” to ensure it didn’t violate civil liberties or the law. And he insisted that a recent Supreme Court decision backs his contention that he had the authority to order the program through a resolution Congress passed after the 2001 terrorist attacks that lets him use force in the anti-terror fight. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Tracy likes challenge in Pittsburgh

first_img Some might view the Pirates’ situation as hopeless following a 67-95 season, but Tracy sees players such as Jason Bay, pitchers Zach Duke, Paul Maholm and Oliver Perez, center fielder Chris Duffy and second baseman Jose Castillo as being ready to win. Real soon, too, once they learn the difference between what he calls “the teams that go out and play baseball and those that go out and play winning baseball.” General manager Dave Littlefield said Tracy’s ability to develop Dodgers players such as Adrian Beltre, Eric Gagne, Paul LoDuca and Cesar Izturis figured prominently in the decision to hire him. Littlefield and Tracy worked together in the Expos’ organization in the mid-1990s, and Tracy was considered the front runner from the start to succeed former Pirates manager Lloyd McClendon, who was fired Sept. 6 during his fifth consecutive losing season. “He’s managed winning teams and winning teams in the playoffs,” Littlefield said of Tracy. “There are a lot of ingredients I think will make him successful here.” Tracy was 427-383 and won the 2004 NL West title with the Dodgers despite a failed roster overhaul orchestrated by general manager Paul DePodesta that led to a 71-91 record this season. The two did not agree on numerous personnel decisions, including that to not bring back Beltre after he hit 48 homers and had 121 RBIs in 2004. Tracy beat out the only other known candidates for the Pirates job, former Oakland Athletics manager Ken Macha and Atlanta Braves coach Fredi Gonzalez. Littlefield also wanted to interview former Pirates manager Jim Leyland, but he was hired by the Tigers last week before he could talk with the Pirates again. Tracy, 49, was to have made $700,000 next year with the Dodgers but is expected to make more than that in Pittsburgh. Tracy is expected to have free rein to hire his own coaches (see related story on this page), as the Pirates coaches were told after the season finale Oct. 2 they would not be brought back. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I’m looking forward to spearheading this ballclub to back to some of the days when the Pittsburgh Pirates were somebody you really had to deal with,” said Tracy, who watched the Reds-Pirates rivalry while growing up near Cincinnati and playing college baseball at Marietta College, about 120 miles from Pittsburgh. “I’m very anxious in making the players understand there is history here, history for them to be proud of and history for them to follow up on,” he said. It hasn’t been recent history, with no winning seasons or championships since three consecutive NL East titles in 1990-92. Since then, the Pirates have floundered amid several failed rebuilding efforts, poor personnel decisions and an inability to compete against richer clubs for free agents. But after years of promising a youth movement but not delivering one, the Pirates went young during the second half of this season by promoting players such as Duke (8-2, 1.81 ERA), Maholm (3-1, 2.18 ERA) and Duffy (.341 in 126 at-bats). They also have Bay, who followed up last year’s NL rookie of the year season by hitting .306 with 32 homers, 101 RBI and 44 doubles, and Castillo, one of the majors’ top young infielders. “I think the personnel’s here to get it done,” Tracy said. “I wouldn’t have been interested in this position if I didn’t feel very strongly that myself, and the coaching staff, that we can make a difference.” center_img PITTSBURGH — Jim Tracy is moving from one of baseball’s biggest markets to one of its smallest, from a team that spends big and thinks big to one with more modest expectations following 13 consecutive losing seasons. To Tracy, who signed a three-year contract Tuesday to become the Pittsburgh Pirates’ manager after five mostly successful seasons with the Dodgers, it’s not the size of the city or the payroll that matters most but the talent. And he sees the same kind of young talent in Pittsburgh that he saw in Los Angeles in 2001. “Challenges are something that I like very, very much,” Tracy said. “I like hearing people say or maybe think that this is a situation you don’t have a chance to succeed in, I’m very challenged by that.” last_img read more

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HEAR WHAT HAPPENED WHEN DANIEL O’DONNELL TOOK ON DAITHI O SE IN TODAY FM SONG CHALLENGE

first_imgWith the All Ireland Football Final just hours away, Daithi O Se and Daniel O’Donnell put forward their arguments in honour of the ‘green & gold’…Click play to hear what happened next…….  HEAR WHAT HAPPENED WHEN DANIEL O’DONNELL TOOK ON DAITHI O SE IN TODAY FM SONG CHALLENGE was last modified: September 20th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ALL-IRELAND FINALDaithi O Sedaniel o’donnelldonegalKerrylast_img read more

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GET BEHIND DONEGAL LADIES FOOTBALL AT THEIR AUGUST GOLF CLASSIC

first_imgDONEGAL’S senior ladies football team play Monaghan in their Ulster Senior Final on Sunday week.The county has had some great success at underage level this year too with the U14s winning their Ulster title and reaching an All-Ireland final.All of this costs money of course – and here’s how you might be able to help out…and have fun doing it. The county Ladies Gaelic Football Association are planning a golf classic spectacular – with €2,000 worth of prizes up for grabs!The event takes place on August 14 at Ballybofey & Stranorlar Golf Club.Entry fee per team is €100 with some super golf gear among the prizes.There’s even plans for a BBQ on the 10th hole….well nearby at least! Anyone interested in taking part should call 074 91 31093 to book their place.Don’t worry if you can’t make the date; businesses are urged to call the same number to sponsor a tee.A full list of sponsors will be published on Donegal Daily. GET BEHIND DONEGAL LADIES FOOTBALL AT THEIR AUGUST GOLF CLASSIC was last modified: July 16th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGolf classicLadies Footballlast_img read more

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UN Data Forum: stats can improve lives

first_imgThe first United Nations World Data Forum was held in Cape Town. With more and more data circulating, it can be used to improve lives. The Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data grew out of the forum.Pali Lehohla, head of Statistics South Africa, speaks during the inaugural United Nations World Data Forum in Cape Town from 15 to 18 January 2017. (Image: Statistics South Africa, via Flickr)Brand South Africa reporterThe increased reliance on data in the world has the potential to improve people’s lives. This was the message from the inaugural United Nations World Data Forum held in Cape Town.The four-day forum, from 15 to 18 January, brought together data experts from over a hundred countries. It was hosted by the South Africa government and Statistics South Africa in partnership with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).Watch:The concluding plan, named the Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data, will be presented to the UN Statistical Commission for adoption at its upcoming session in March.Accurate and better data could, the plan stated, create new ideas and solutions to boost collaboration and resources, and inform policies that needed to be put it into action.“Improved use of data and statistics will be crucial to achieving the transformational vision of a better future for people and the planet, set out in the 2030 Agenda agreed by world leaders at the UN in September 2015,” the UN said.“Rapid expansion in new sources of data is creating large scale opportunities for innovative solutions, which need to be integrated with strengthened official data mechanisms and structures.“The UN World Data Forum is the perfect place to launch the action plan and get all the major players behind it,” said Wu Hongbo, the UN under-secretary-general for economic and social affairs, underlining the importance of accurate, reliable, timely and disaggregated data in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.#UNDataForum Role of data and statistics in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development #SDGs https://t.co/gOSlmwKDEh pic.twitter.com/ERKbqbmbvS— UN World Data Forum (@UNDataForum) January 19, 2017#UNDataForum We asked @UNESCOstat‘s Patrick Montjourides “What does data for sustainable development mean?” pic.twitter.com/wbwwMZzZcr— UN World Data Forum (@UNDataForum) January 18, 2017“Data,” said Jeff Radebe, minister in the presidency, “has become so critical in our daily lives that we hardly ever notice its use in every facet of life.“It has become like the oxygen that we breathe. The only time we realise that we have a challenge is when it is not available.”In an interview with the UN, Hongbo used a practical example to illustrate the importance of data and accurate statistics.“Take the registration of birth and death. According to our information, in this world, about 100 countries do not keep accurate and complete records of people who die and new babies.“Just imagine,” he continued, “if you are planning for, say, employment, for city expansion, for education, [and] you do not know how many people you have in the country [and] the city. That would be disastrous. That shows how important data and accurate information is and will be for the implementation of Agenda 2030.”Pali Lehohla, head of Statistics South Africa, echoed Hongbo: “We cannot achieve what we cannot measure.”Watch:The plan #UNDataForum ends today in Cape Town w/ launch of a global plan for better data to improve people’s lives. Details: https://t.co/1BkdVQ8akm pic.twitter.com/uKfrK6Bu55— Global Goals (@GlobalGoalsUN) January 18, 2017In essence, the plan is a to-do list for the world to improve data. It calls for collaboration and commitment from governments, policy leaders and the international community to undertake key actions in six strategic areas including innovation and modernisation of national statistical systems, dissemination of data on sustainable development, building partnerships and mobilising resources.The Global Action Plan calls for the application of new technologies and new data sources into mainstream statistical activities, and integration of geospatial data. It also calls for data on all groups of the population to be expanded so that no one is left behind, a key principle of the 2030 Agenda.It was prepared with input from the global statistical community and data experts.Next meetingThe second forum will be held in the United Arab Emirates, it was announced, in late 2018 or early 2019.“We are looking forward to working with the colleagues from the United Arab Emirates to organise together an open and inclusive second World Data Forum,” said Stefan Schweinfest, director of the UN statistics division. “This will be a unique opportunity to strengthen data and statistical systems for development not only at the national, but also at the regional and global level.”Source: United NationsWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Corn stover potential for biofuels could alter crop rotations

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Making biofuel from corn stover could become economically viable for farmers with government support and, therefore, lead to a major shift in crop rotation practices favoring more continuous corn plantings, Purdue University researchers conclude.The agricultural economists examined how the development of corn stover for cellulosic ethanol would affect corn and soybean markets and the traditional corn-soybean crop rotation in the United States.Corn stover is considered a “second-generation” biofuel feedstock because it involves transforming the cellulosic material in the stover to biofuels instead of using the corn starch as in conventional corn ethanol.“If second-generation biofuels became economically viable and a massive amount of biofuels were produced from agricultural residue, this could have a major impact on the agricultural commodity markets,” said energy policy specialist Wallace Tyner, the James and Lois Ackerman Professor of Agricultural Economics and a co-author of the research report.Also on the team were lead author Farzad Taheripour, a research associate professor, and graduate student Julie Fiegel.“The development of second-generation biofuels is critically important to advancing the biofuels industry,” Taheripour said. “First-generation biofuels, produced from food crops, will not be able to replace a large portion of the oil-based liquid fuels because a rapid expansion in these biofuels could have adverse impacts on our food supply.”If technology and government support become economically viable, converting corn stover to biofuels would affect the profitability of corn production compared with other crops and also the crop rotation practices in the Midwest, the researchers said. There likely would be more continuous corn versus the traditional corn-and-soybean rotation. Also, corn and soybean production would expand to areas other than the historic Corn Belt.The researchers concluded that the supply of stover-based bio-gasoline would be very limited at low levels of crude oil prices in particular when the government does not support bio-gasoline production. But with a bio-gasoline subsidy of $1.01 per gallon, the market would produce significant amounts of bio-gasoline, especially at medium and higher crude prices.The researchers projected that with a viable corn stover market and stover at a farm price of $85.40 a ton, a large majority of farmers would find it profitable to harvest stover.If converting corn stover to biofuel becomes profitable, either because of market forces or government supports, then farmers would consider revenue from both stover and corn in making planting decisions, the researchers said. If the joint profits from corn and corn stover are higher than from soybean production, the researchers said farmers likely would grow more corn.The study, “Development of Corn Stover Biofuel: Impacts on Corn and Soybean Markets and Crop Rotation,” was published by the Canadian Center of Science and Education. It is available on the website of Sustainable Agriculture Research at http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/sar/article/view/54396/28954.last_img read more

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