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Ben Klick, June 12

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We finished up on June 3. We got 350 acres of beans planted that week and a couple hundred acres of corn.  We had a good stretch of weather and ground conditions got right so we put the hammer down. We really never left the tractor seats apart from doing the morning chores. We kept after it. We also tried to get a bunch of hay made. I just mowed the last 20 acres last night.The first corn we planted is in desperate need of nitrogen right now and we have the sidedresser rolling. I am actually meeting with our agronomist this morning to go look at an acre or two that didn’t come up so I will probably spot some in this morning. There are a few drown-outs in the bottom spots. Overall things look pretty good though. We had good emergence and good, even stands. The heat is up and the slug issue should be done. We never really had slug issues before but this year was a record replant for this area with drowned out spots and slugs. That is unheard of in our area.I am pretty impressed with the way the crops turned out. It is actually a little bit on the dry side. The last rain we had was a tenth and a half on Friday night. It was a pop-up shower. They are calling for some pretty good chances this week.We are getting pretty good tonnage as far as first cutting rye hay goes for us with four or five bales per acre. We are still two or three weeks out from wheat harvest yet. Hopefully that gives us some time to get other stuff done before then. Things have shaped up. I wish things were like this a month ago.last_img read more

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Instagram Faces Rising Tide of Spam

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img john paul titlow Tags:#Photo Sharing Services#web Instagram is exploding. The mobile photo-sharing app is set to hit its 100 millionth user before its second birthday, an early growth rate that puts Facebook and Twitter to shame. As the user base grows, though, so too does the black tide of spam. “More Followers,” “More Likes”In recent weeks, many users have noticed an uptick in fake followers, usually with usernames such as “more_followers_here” or “more_likes_here” followed by a series of random numbers.    What’s the point of spamming Instagram? Historically, comment threads on popular photos have been a breeding ground for aggressive “follow me!” requests. While those tactics are certainly spam-like, they’re not as intensely opportunistic as what these new accounts are attempting to do. The spam-proliferating accounts typically post no photos and have very few followers. They offer a link to a site that purports to let users buy new followers and likes. The site, whose domain is registered to one Naree Ka Ebooks in Thailand, offers packages starting at $30 for 2,000 new followers, up to $800 for 100,000. For less than $250, the site promises to land any photo on Instagram’s “most popular” page. That is, when you convert the price for this from pounds to dollars. Why this item is listed in pounds while every other item is priced in dollars is anybody’s guess. In any event, the site’s claim that it can get a photo to the popular page has about as much merit as SEO come-ons to wrangle the #1 search result on Google. The look and feel of this scam is similar to that of an earlier spam campaign that promised free gift cards to Instagram users. Anti-Spam MeasuresThat said, Instagram has done a pretty good job keeping the spam at bay. While the network has experienced an uptick in spammy-looking bot followers, the overall experience of using the service, like any social network, is still dictated by whom you choose to follow. Compared to your email inbox, Instagram is squeaky clean. “We have a  team that works really hard to identify spam through community flags, and we stop it as soon as it starts,”  Instagram’s Community Evangelist Jessica Zollman said in a thread on Quora. One of Instagram’s most frequently-cited shortcomings also turns out to be helpful in curtailing spam. The service’s lack of a Web app, combined with the fact that links left in comment threads don’t work, mean that flooding Instagram with URLs – the heart of every spammy SEO campaign in history – is useless. That doesn’t mean that spammers couldn’t dilute the experience as the service scales. The Instagram team seems to be aware of this and has pushed out new features designed to help the community collectively fight spam. In the version that was released last week, users can flag individual comments as spam, since that might lead to an influx of spammy and low-quality images.   last_img read more

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Sweet Lou helps Clippers trim LeBron-less Lakers

first_imgLou Williams had a season-high 36 points and the Clippers scored 22 consecutive points during the second half of a 118-107 victory over the depleted Lakers on Friday night.Danilo Gallinari added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Clippers, who held the Lakers without a field goal for more than six minutes while matching the longest unanswered scoring run by any team in the NBA this season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“We were just a little sluggish,” Williams said. “We were just a step slow. We knew they were on a back-to-back, but for whatever reason, we just weren’t playing our best until we put a good stretch together in the third and then busted the game wide open in the fourth.”The Clippers turned a seven-point deficit into a 15-point lead early in the fourth quarter of their fourth win in five games. Williams torched his former team yet again, scoring 23 points in the second half, yet the game turned with the suffocating defense played by Patrick Beverley, Montrezl Harrell, Avery Bradley and Sindarius Thornwell during that 22-0 run. —AP SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Clippers guard Lou Williams puts a shot up against the Lakers’ Josh Hart. APLOS ANGELES—Even while playing without LeBron James on the tail end of a back-to-back set, the Los Angeles Lakers managed to carve out a double-digit lead in the third quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers.That’s when the Clippers’ four toughest defenders clamped down and Sweet Lou went wild to win this basketball-loving city’s first rivalry game of the season.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES View comments LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READ Pressure? No problem, ‘chill’ Kobe ready to help UP win TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issuelast_img read more

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POLICE LOG for January 24 Traffic Light Issues Sinkhole Forming In Roadway

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Thursday, January 24, 2019:Police noticed the train gates were down at North Wilmington station, but no train was coming through. Keolis notified. (12:18am)The lights in the center at Burlington Avenue and Main Street were on flash. Mass Highway notified. (10:07am)A fence blew over and landed in the road at the Town Park on Main Street. (11:44am)A trash truck ripped down a cable wire attached to a home on Kirk Street. Police notified Verizon. (12:38pm)A caller reported a possible sinkhole forming on Middlesex Avenue. Police confirmed and notified DPW. (12:40pm)Fire Department responded to a tree limb that fell into a house and a downed wire on School Street. (3:53pm)The pedestrian crossing signals were engaging automatically, causing the lights to stop cycling properly at Shawsheen Avenue and Lake Street. (7:04pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for July 12: 2 Juveniles Laying On Train Tracks; Motorcycle Crash; Tractor Trailer vs. PoleIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for September 2: Beer Cans Found At Town Park; Spray Paint At Palmer Park; Sinkhole WorseningIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for September 3: Driveway Paving Solicitors; Skate Park Tagged; WPD Assist With Pick-Up At SchoolsIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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Pawan Kalyan hospitalised Ram Charan meets Jana Sena chief and wishes him

first_imgRam Charan meets Pawan KalyanFacebookJana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan was hospitalized on Friday, April 5, after he suffered from dehydration during the election campaign. His nephew Ram Charan met the actor at his residence and wished him a speedy recovery.Pawan Kalyan, who has been campaigning for Jana Sena in the upcoming election for some time now, was heading to Sattenapalli in Guntur district. He felt uncomfortable before boarding the helicopter at Gannavaram airport. His followers immediately rushed him to a nearby hospital. The party tweeted, “JanaSena Chief @PawanKalyan dehydrated due to lack of proper rest from past few days.”A video featuring Pawan Kalyan getting glucose injected went viral on social media. Hours after he was hospitalized, Jana Sena leader N Manohar said that the party chief would join the campaign from Saturday. But the doctor advised him to take rest for few days. He is now relaxing at his residence.Ram Charan, who is also recovering from his recent ankle injury, visited Pawan Kalyan’s residence on Sunday to inquire about his health. Later, he took to his Facebook account to share his photo with his uncle. He also said that Jana Sena Chief is unwell, but he is forced to attend the campaign from Sunday, due to his political commitments. Here are the comments posted by the mega power star on Facebook.Just met Jana Sena Chief Pawan Kalyan Garu, a Leader I admire the most, at his residence in Vijayawada.He is extremely weak & dehydrated. Doctors have advised him to completely stop his election campaign in this extreme heat.However, due to his political commitments and shortage of time, he has decided to go ahead with his campaign in Anakapalle and Pendurthi today.The doctors have insisted on accompanying him on his campaign, but he has politely declined their offer.Wish him a speedy recovery and all the success for his service to the people.#VoteForGlass#JANASENARevolution2019It is known that Pawan Kalyan has been touring Andhra Pradesh for the past several months. He has fielded candidates from his party in all the MLA and MP constituencies, but he does not have time to campaign for all of them. The party men urged him to bring in some star campaigners form his mega family, but none has come forward to support him.His brother Nagababu is contesting Lok Sabha elections from Jana Sena in Narasapuram constituency. His wife Padmaja and daughter Niharika Konidela are campaigning for him. His son Varun Tej, who returned from the US, has also started taking part in the election campaign. Allu Arjun is set to join them soon. It is said that Ram Charan is also likely to attend rallies with his uncle in some areas.last_img read more

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Councilman Larry Greens Replacement Sworn In

first_img Share Twitter via @SylvesterTurnerThe new city council member for Houston’s District K will be sworn in today.Martha Castex-Tatum won the special election earlier this month to replace the late council member Larry Green, who died in March of an accidental drug overdose.Castex-Tatum will serve the remainder of Green’s term, which ends in 2019.It’s official! Congratulations on new District K City Council Member Martha Castex-Tatum who was officially sworn in this morning #HouCouncil pic.twitter.com/ScxAb5Tdle— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) May 16, 2018last_img read more