Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Aguilar paced Ginebra with 25 points and 12 rebounds, while Tenorio poured 18 markers, five boards and two assists.Caperal continued his stellar showing, collecting 12 points and four rebounds, Jervy Cruz also had 12 markers and four boards, while Joe Devance just missed out on a double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds.Scottie Thompson also kept on doing the dirty work for the Gin Kings, winding up with nine markers, seven boards, and six assists.“We’re happy to get one, but we’re not satisfied,” said Cone.Game 4 is on Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena, with the Beermen still leading the series, 2-1.ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Fajardo kept the flame burning for San Miguel with 23 points, 16 rebounds, and two assists, while Marcio Lassiter was limited to just 14 markers on a 2-of-6 shooting from threes before fouling out late in the game.Cabagnot and Arwind Santos both had 13 markers apiece as the Beermen tried to stay in the game despite Chris Ross sitting out the second half because of a strained right thigh.The Scores:GINEBRA 95 — J. Aguilar 25, Tenorio 18, Caperal 12, Cruz 12, Devance 11, Thompson 9, Mercado 8, Ferrer 0, Manuel 0.SAN MIGUEL 87 — Fajardo 23, Lassiter 14, Cabagnot 13, Santos 13, Ganuelas-Rosser 8, Ross 6, Lanete 5, Heruela 3, Espinas 2, De Ocampo 0, Mamaril 0, Pessumal 0.Quarters: 19-15, 45-39, 79-65, 95-87.RELATED VIDEO Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Injured Ross ruled out of 2nd half of Game 3 vs Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThere won’t be any comebacks this time out.Ginebra made sure to finish the job on Tuesday as it hacked out a 95-87 Game 3 victory over San Miguel to gain a game in their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments LA Tenorio drilled the dagger three-point play in the final 32.9 seconds to put the game away as the Gin Kings fended off a late rally from the Beermen.“They’re just so free-flowing and they’re just out there enjoying themselves and having a good time and we have to bleed for every possession. We have to play perfect to beat them and we almost played perfect tonight,” said coach Tim Cone os Ginebra shot 52-percent from the field in the first half to establish early control before keeping that mark at 48-percent until the end.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkGinebra entered the fourth quarter with a 14-point advantage and saw it cut down to just three, 83-80, with 6:07 to play after a pair of Alex Cabagnot freebies but Prince Caperal doused the that rally with a shot clock-beating triple.San Miguel staged one last rally as June Mar Fajardo sliced the lead down to three anew, 90-87 with 2:08 remaining, but Japeth Aguilar quickly responded on the other end, cleaning up Joe Devance’s miss with a dunk in the last 1:50 before Tenorio’s backbreaking layup. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings 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 LATEST STORIES
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Improved seed varieties, advanced production techniques and innovative growing practices helped corn growers achieve ever-higher yields in the National Corn Growers Association 2015 National Corn Yield Contest. Entrants continued to far surpass the national average corn yield, setting a contest record with a new all-time high yield of just over 532 bushels per acre. Additionally, a record five national entries surpassed the 400-plus bushel per acre mark.“The contest does more than just provide farmers an opportunity for friendly competition; it generates information that shapes future production practices across the industry,” said Brent Hostetler, chairman of NCGA’s Production and Stewardship Action Team. “The techniques contest winners first develop grow into broad advances that help farmers across the country excel in a variety of situations. Our contest emphasizes how innovation, from growers and technology providers alike, enables us to meet the growing demand for food, feed, fuel and fiber.”The National Corn Yield Contest is now in its 51st year and remains NCGA’s most popular program for members. Participation in the contest remained strong in 2015, with 7,729 entries received.The 18 winners in six production categories had verified yields averaging more than 386.4 bushels per acre, compared to the projected national average of 169.3 bushels per acre in 2015. While there is no overall contest winner, yields from first, second and third place farmers overall production categories topped out at 532.0271 from David Hula of Charles City, VA with Pioneer P1197AM.“The National Corn Yield Contest drives so many corn farmers to initially join NCGA,” said Patty Mann, chairwoman of NCGA’s Grower Services Action Team. “While they may initially join to gain contest entry, these members become increasingly involved and supportive as they learn more about the breadth of activities NCGA carries out on farmers’ behalf. Just as the contest promotes the on-farm techniques developed by many single growers to benefit all corn farmers, NCGA’s grassroots efforts join the single voices of members together to create positive change and real opportunities for our industry.”In the Non-Irrigated Category, the top Ohio yield was from Adam Smith of North Fairfield with 289.5824 bushels with DEKALB DKC64-89RIB. Ohio’s second highest yield in the category was from Nathan Smith from Marion with 289.1934 bushels with Channel 213-59STXRIB and the third place yield was from Fred Penick from Hebron with 277.9642 with Channel 209-51VT2PRIB.In the No-Till/Strip-Till Non-Irrigated Category, the Ohio winners were James Jacobs of Bloomingburg with 276.9825 bushels with Seed Consultants SCS 10HR43; Chris Waymire of Yellow Springs with 268.0480 bushels with DEKALB DKC63-33RIB; and Dale Stewart of Springfield with 256.2333 bushels with DEKALB DKC62-77RIB.In the No-Till/Strip-Till Irrigated Category, Ohio winners were Mike Funderburgh of North Lewisburg with 266.4969 bushels with Pioneer P1197AMTM; Jim Motycka of Napoleon with 257.8354 bushels with Pioneer P0825AMXTTM; and Matt MIlless of Amanda with 254.8025 bushels with Seed Consultants 1135.In the Irrigated Category, Ohio winners were Matthew Funderburgh of North Lewisburg had 266.2018 bushels with Pioneer P119AMXTTM; Byron Gearhart from Chillicothe had 253.3042 bushels with AgriGold A6559 VTPRIB; and Dan Watchman of Napoleon had 249.4837 bushels with Seed Consultants 1125AMX.For more than half of a century, NCGA’s National Corn Yield Contest has provided corn growers the opportunity to compete with their colleagues to grow the most corn per acre. This has given participants not only the recognition they deserved, but the opportunity to learn from their peers.Winners receive national recognition in publications such as the NCYC Corn Yield Guide, as well as cash trips or other awards from participating sponsoring seed, chemical and crop protection companies. In New Orleans, during the 2016 Commodity Classic, winners will be honored during the NCGA Awards Banquet and the NCYC State Winners Breakfast.Please visit National Corn Growers Association website www.ncga.com for the complete list of National and State winners.
Bianca AndreescuElise MertensGael MonfilsMatteo Berrettini First Published: September 5, 2019, 9:08 AM IST New York: Canadian Bianca Andreescu became the first teen US Open semi-finalist in a decade, rallying to defeat Belgium’s Elise Mertens on Wednesday and advance to a last-four matchup with Belinda Bencic.Andreescu, a 19-year-old from suburban Toronto, downed 25th seed Mertens 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 to book a Thursday clash against fellow Slam semi-final debutante Bencic, the Swiss 13th seed who beat Croatian 23rd seed Donna Vekic 7-6 (5), 6-3. “I’m honestly speechless,” Andreescu said. “I need someone to pinch me right now. Is this real life?”Serena Williams, seeking her 24th Grand Slam singles title to match Margaret Court’s all-time record, faces Ukraine’s fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina in Thursday’s other semi.Either Bencic or Andreescu, who have never played each other, will reach her first Slam final on Saturday at Arthur Ashe Stadium, where first-time Slam winners have been crowned three of the past four years.”Semi-final feels great right now,” Bencic said. “I was dreaming about this day coming but you never know. I worked hard for this. Yeah, very nice feeling.”Believe it, Bianca The 19-year old 🇨🇦 becomes the first teenager to reach the US Open SFs since 2009.@Bandreescu_ | #USOpen pic.twitter.com/RZ4pgCF2vO— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 5, 2019 Andreescu, a winner this year at Indian Wells and Toronto, is the first teen in the US Open’s last four since Caroline Wozniacki in 2009.She credited being tested in her wins with giving her the poise to battle back after dropping the first set against a foe who had not dropped a set in the tournament.”I think it’s just the experience from playing these huge events this past year,” she said. “All that experience is just catching up.”Andreescu could become the first teen to win a Grand Slam title since Maria Sharapova captured the 2006 US Open and she would be the youngest US Open champion since Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova in 2004.”This is honestly so crazy,” said 15th seed Andreescu. “A year ago I was in the qualifying round. I remember I was suffering from a back injury.”Mertens had lost only 16 games in four matches, but Andreescu, her first seeded foe, hit 40 winners to 22 for Mertens.Mertens broke for a 3-1 edge when Andreescu missed a backhand volley then held twice to claim the first set in 38 minutes.”I was getting irritated because I wasn’t playing my best tennis,” said Andreescu.Andreescu broke at love for a 4-2 lead and closed the second set by taking 16 of the last 20 points.In the third, Andreescu smashed a backhand winner to break for a 5-3 lead and another on match point.”I’ve been working a lot on my fitness and mental strength,” said Andreescu. “It’s a result of all the hard work I’ve been putting in.”BERRETTINI 1ST ITALIAN TO REACH SEMIS IN 42 YEARSMatteo Berrettini became the first Italian man to reach the US Open semi-finals in 42 years Wednesday to set up a potential showdown with title favorite Rafael Nadal, who resumes his quest for a 19th Grand Slam crown.Berrettini, the 24th seed, matched Corrado Barazzutti’s run to the last four in 1977 after outlasting 13th-seeded Frenchman Gael Monfils 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (5) in three hours and 57 minutes.One of the matches of 2019!🎥: @usopen | #USOpenpic.twitter.com/xVMJWJcZyE— ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) September 4, 2019 The 23-year-old from Rome will meet the winner of a later match between Spanish three-time US Open champion Nadal and Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman for a place in Sunday’s final at Flushing Meadows.Berrettini joined Barazzutti, 1976 Roland Garros champion Adriano Panatta and Marco Cecchinato as just the fourth Italian to advance to a men’s Grand Slam semi-final in singles.”What a great fight. I think it was one of the best matches I maybe ever saw — I was playing but I also saw. I’m really happy I don’t know what to say,” Berrettini said.The first-time Slam quarter-finalist blew a 5-2 lead in the final set and four match points before finally seeing off Monfils in a thriller at Arthur Ashe Stadium.”I was lucky I had match points and he didn’t have it — it’s better when you have them. I’m really proud of myself, I was always focusing on the next point.”A nervous Berrettini doubled-faulted on his first match point at 5-3 before a resolute Monfils fought off two more on his serve to send the deciding set into a tie-break.Monfils coughed up a costly pair of double faults in the breaker — and 17 in total — as Berrettini surged 5-2 ahead, the Frenchman rescuing a fourth match point before a booming serve from the Italian clinched a memorable win.”Right now I don’t remember any points, just the match point. I remember also my double fault I must be honest,” Berrettini said.Defeat for Monfils prolonged France’s lengthy wait for a first men’s Grand Slam title since Yannick Noah won the French Open in 1983.”I know how to bounce back, I’ve had some tough ones here before,” said Monfils, who was beaten by Roger Federer in the 2014 quarter-finals after holding two match points.”It was tough, I was just competing as much as I could but there was a big lack of serving today.””I’m going to take the positive from these two weeks,” he added. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.