Corn Grown in Caves: The Future of Farming?

first_imgPurdue professor Cary Mitchell and other researchers developed a technique that could allow some crops to be grown in caves or mines. (Image: Purdue)Forget the field – caves and mines could hold the future of farming. Researchers from Purdue University have discovered that lowering temperatures for two hours each day reduces the height of corn crops without affecting their seed yield.It’s a technique that could be used to grow crops in controlled environments. Purdue Horticulture Professor Cary Mitchell explains isolated and enclosed environments also can stop genetically-modified pollen and seed from spreading.“We don’t want to get these so-called ‘GMO crops’ out into the environment,” says Mitchell. “So, by doing it in a cave – or in a mine, or even a warehouse – you have one layer of containment there.”Mitchell and other researchers installed an insulated growth chamber with yellow and blue lamps in a former limestone mine in Marengo, Ind., to grow the corn. By cooling the temperature of the space, they were able to reduce the corn plant’s stalk height without affecting the number and weight of its seeds.Abandoned mines can be prime locations for growing because their natural coolness reduces the need to ventilate the heat produced by lamps. According to Mitchell, there are other places in the state that would also work well, partly for their carbon dioxide (CO2) content.“Down in southern Indiana, it’s limestone, and the atmosphere tends to be very high in CO2 around the plants,” says Mitchell. “Since plants use CO2 in photosynthesis, that’s a way of enhancing that environment.”Mitchell adds the technique could be particularly useful for growing genetically modified crops processed into medicine and pharmaceuticals.“The way medicinals are made now is a very expensive process in the laboratory using mammalian cell cultures,” he explains. “It’s slow, and it’s very, very expensive. By using plants to do it, you harness the natural energy of sunlight.”The study was published in the journal Industrial Crops and Products.News Servicelast_img read more

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Bulldogs Middle School Golf Results

first_imgThe BMS Golf Team survived the cold weather last night and came away with another win to keep their undefeated season going with a 190 to 210 win over Central Middle School from Columbus.The team worked together to bring in some low scores to overcome Central Middle School’s match medalist Jacob Niedbalski’s 38. Drew Wagner led the Bulldogs with a 46 followed by Zach Wade with a 47, Dean Campbell with a personal best 48, and Brett Wagner with a 49. Other Batesville golfers were Austin Pohlman (51), Kyler Daulton (56), Sam Emmons (58), Conor Powell (59), Logan Fletcher (60), and Courtney Chambers with a personal best 62.The Bulldogs will be back on the course at Cozy Acres in Madison for a par 3 tournament on Saturday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Sheryl McCreary.last_img

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West Florida drops second straight game to a GSC West Team

first_imgWest Florida drops second straight game to a GSC West Team Share Nov. 24, 2007 Box Score  RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The West Florida women traveled to Arkansas for two games this weekend in a holiday tournament, and spent both games trying to catch up the entire game. After making a great comeback against Arkansas Tech on Friday night to force overtime, the Argonauts nearly did the same in Saturday’s loss to Ouachita Baptist. Down as much as 16 points early in the second half, West Florida battled back to get within two points with 59 seconds to play, but Ouachita Baptist hit five free throws to seal the 71-64 win.West Florida started the contest by hitting their first three baskets, but then went 14 straight possessions without a basket, and fell behind 22-7. For the rest of the night they played catch up. Amy Drake hit a three pointer to start the scoring, followed by a jumper by Tara Russ, and then a layup by Drake put the Argos up 7-5. Then the major slump, in which Ouachita Baptist scored 17 straight points to go up 22-7. The Argos closed the gap to 32-28 on a three pointer from Chelsea Patterson with 1:16 left in the first half. However, the Lady Tigers scored the final four points of the half to lead 36-28 at intermission.Ouachita Baptist scored the first four points of the second half to push the lead to 40-28. Midway thru the second half, the Argos scored seven straight points and after a three pointer by Laura Davis, they trailed only 45-41. Ouachita Baptist would extend the lead again to 13 points, 60-47 with 6:14 remaining, on the strength of Gabby Coleman. Coleman would score 26 points to lead everyone in the game.The Argonauts would fight back again, and scored 10 straight points to close to within two points on a driving layup by Davis, and two three pointers from Patterson. With the score 66-64 with one minute to play, the Argonauts ran out of gas, and the Tigers hit five Free Throws to finish the game.The Argonauts fall to 2-3 on the season, while Ouachita Baptist improved to 1-3 on the season. Russ had a strong game with 17 rebounds, two blocks, and two steals, to go along with her 12 points. Patterson led West Florida with 17 points, while Drake added 13 points and nine assists. Dominique Boykins added eight points and six rebounds, as the Argonauts out-rebounded the Tigers 40-36. Meanwhile, Renee Polk came off the bench to score seven points to help the Argonauts battle back in the second half.West Florida returns home to play Albany State Tuesday night at 5:30 pm, as part of a doubleheader with the men’s team. The men’s team takes on William Carey College at 7:30 pm. Both games take place in the UWF Fieldhouse. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Juanita Deck-Campbell, 76

first_imgJuanita Irene (Irvin) Deck-Campbell, 76, of Clermont, Indiana passed away on January 18, 2019 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.  She was born December 21, 1942 in Hyannis, Massachusetts, the daughter of Leon and Grace (Holt) Irvin.  She graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1960 at the top of her class while being first chair in the band.   She married Roger Deck on January, 1961.  They had two sons, Daryl and Jeff.  In 1993 she married Gary Campbell and he proceeded her in death on February 5, 2012. She was a member of the Indiana Bell Pioneers and Eastern Star.  She retired after 35 years of service from Indiana Bell/AT&T. While working at the phone company she obtained her degree in accounting from IUPUI. After retirement she owned and operated J&S Auto Sales in Brownsburg, IN and Nita’s Place Bar and Grill in Danville, IN.  She also worked for H&R Block for over 25 years. She is survived by her mother, Grace Irvin, Crawfordsville, IN; Son’s, Daryl Deck, Phoenix, AR; Jeff (Lisa) Deck, Greensburg, IN; Brother, Jack (Susie) Irvin, Wingate, IN; Sister, Sherry (Bob) Longfellow, Hoopston, IL; Grandchildren, Baron (Anna) Deck and Keri (Andrew) Mauer, Greensburg, IN; Great-Grandchildren, Otto Deck and Addilyn Mauer.  Nephews, Todd (Anissa) Longfellow, Ty (Lindsey) Longfellow, and Troy (Beth) Irvin; Niece, Aissa (Ryan) Good. She is also survived by Gary’s children, Chris (Kim) Campbell, Todd Campbell, and Alison (Cory) Rodney; Grandchildren, Kayla Stafford, Christopher Campbell, Kelsie Hawley, Tyler Campbell, Aiden Campbell, Kaitlyn Rodney, Delaney Campbell, and Claybrooke Rodney.  She was proceeded in death by her father, Leon Irvin.  Prayer service will be conducted at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, January 22 at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg. Visitation will follow ceremony until 6 PM.  A private burial will take place at Waynetown Masonic Cemetery in Waynetown, IN at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com.last_img read more

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Wenger: Welbeck can shine out wide

first_img Press Association “It is so important on the flanks to have pace and work rate, that sometimes in some games you have to put them there because they can absorb the quantity and the quality of the work.” Wenger believes Welbeck could grow into a free-roaming wider role, much like Thierry Henry. “When he played there at a young age, you get habits in the position you play. He looks comfortable there because he knows what to do,” said Wenger. “We all have preferential vision and sometimes players see better on their right and sometimes players see better on the left, so when you have better right vision and you play on the left, you see the whole pitch.” Wenger will assess Sanchez ahead of the United game, with the Chile forward, who has scored 12 goals, having been drained by a gruelling travelling schedule back from South America following friendlies against Uruguay and Venezuela. “It is a concern, of course. He looked a bit jaded just before he went and I will have to check him before Saturday,” said Wenger, who has not spoken directly with the Chilean federation about its use of the player. “Don’t ask him the question (about being fit to play) because he will say he is perfect,” the Frenchman added. Both Arsenal and United have struggled for consistency this season, sitting sixth and seventh in the Premier League table. Wenger, though, insists Dutch boss Louis van Gaal can help turn United’s form around. “We are of the same generation. He is passionate, competent, intelligent and has personality. Without those qualities you don’t last for such a long time like he has in international football as well, so he has the qualities to do it,” said Wenger, now the longest-serving manager in the top flight following Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement. “It is early stages (of the season). They are still candidates to finish in the top four, and I will tell you more on Saturday afternoon.” Welbeck made it clear the major reason he left Old Trafford in a £16million deadline-day transfer was the chance to play down the middle for Arsenal, something he did not manage to do on a regular basis at United. Wenger, though, sees no reason why Welbeck, who has scored five goals in 12 appearances, should not be able to have just as much of an impact when cutting in from wide, as he does so often with England. “You have players who play on the flanks who score goals. I don’t think that will stop him from scoring,” said Wenger. “He had chances the other night when he played on the left, with his pace. “(Cristiano) Ronaldo played all his life on the flanks and scored more goals than games he played. I don’t think that will stop him. What is a problem for him is to play.” Wenger is confident Welbeck can fit into whatever role he is asked to perform. “Recently we played 4-4-2 with Sanchez and him up front, and in some games you adapt. Danny is adaptable – the modern player is adaptable,” said the Arsenal boss. “Sanchez can play wide left and wide right as well as through the middle. Welbeck as well. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has every confidence Danny Welbeck would provide just as much of a goal threat if deployed out wide. England striker Welbeck is expected to overcome a minor hamstring problem suffered on international duty to face his former club Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. With France forward Olivier Giroud back in contention following three months out with a broken leg, Wenger will soon have a selection decision to make. Theo Walcott, doubtful to face United because of a groin problem, will soon be available to offer another option in attack along with industrious Chilean Alexis Sanchez, who has been in great form since a summer move from Barcelona. last_img read more

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Ejoor Promises to Blend Experience, Youth

first_imgThe coach stressed that the new players would fight for shirts to complement the efforts of the experienced ones.“We cannot just discard the experienced players like that. We are going to give them a chance but I will work hard to achieve a good blend for Nigeria. I commend the organisers for this great initiative which is a big boost to beach football in our country.“I only pray we have time to work with these players before the competition,” Ejoor said.Schirinzi who led Tahiti to win silver at the last edition of beach football World Cup visited six centres in Lagos and said he was impressed with the talents he saw.“I was amazed to see many talented players in Lagos. Over 300 of them were brought together and I picked 23 who will be prepared for about 10 days before the Club Challenge at Copa Lagos,” he said.Managing Director of Kinetic Sports, organisers of COPA Lagos, Samson Adamu, is happy about the prospect of raising a new team for Nigeria.“We want to ensure the competition gets better every year and to raise a solid team for the forthcoming event. We are also looking at a bigger picture beyond the three-day competition. We want to give some youths the opportunity they have been looking for to excel,” Adamu said.The forthcoming Copa Lagos is slated to take place between December 8 and 10 at the Eko Atlantic.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram COPA LAGOSNational Beach Football Coach, Adamu Ejoor, has promised to blend experience with youth in the forthcoming Copa Lagos competition.Ejoor was speaking on the recent development in which the invited foreign coach, Angelo Shirinzi, has discovered fresh legs for the sport.last_img read more

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Syracuse prepares to wear throwback uniforms against Boston College

first_img Comments Published on February 17, 2014 at 2:59 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Remember those throwback jerseys that Syracuse and Nike unveiled a few weeks back? Those awesome orange ones with the script type across the front to, for some reason, be worn with blue shorts?Well, the Orange is wearing them against Boston College on Wednesday, and Nike provided a detailed look at them on Monday.Honor the past. Dominate the future. The Nike Hyper Elite Dominance Uniforms. On court this February. pic.twitter.com/004upHoWRw— Nike Basketball (@nikebasketball) January 30, 2014 AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe cursive script, as Nike’s release notes, debuted in 1984 — the same year that Dwayne “Pearl” Washington made his debut for SU. This year marks the 30th anniversary of those jerseys.All in all, those tops are worlds better than those grey ones with the names below the numbers that Syracuse wore a few years back. The shorts are a different story though.The overall design is nice and “at Nike, it’s the small design details that matter.” The block “S” is a nice touch, too. But blue bottoms with orange tops?Not sure about that, although Nike’s reasoning is interesting.The contrasting jersey-short colors are bold, yet strategic; a symbolic tribute to Syracuse’s 1918 team that was top in the country. That memorable team wore dark jerseys and light shorts while becoming the Helms Athletic Foundation national champion.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Syracuse to play Notre Dame 4 times from 2016 to 2025

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 21, 2014 at 3:14 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Notre Dame’s ACC football schedules for the next 11 years on Tuesday and Syracuse appeared four times.The next time the Orange and Fighting Irish meet will be on Oct. 1, 2016 at MetLife Stadium, which will be — like this year’s matchup between the two at MetLife — a designated home game for SU.After that, the Orange will travel to play at Notre Dame on Sept. 22, 2018, a previously announced game. Then the Fighting Irish will visit the Carrier Dome in 2022 before Syracuse goes back to South Bend, Indiana, in 2025.The scheduling announcement is part of a 60-game deal that Notre Dame — a program still independent although its other sports programs are in the ACC — made with the ACC. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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Ambassadors discuss US-China relations

first_imgChinese ambassadors discussed the current state of foreign policy and China’s relationship with other parts of the world on Wednesday at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.Close ties · Former Chinese Ambassador to Canada and Turkey Mei Ping describes the evolving relationship between China and the U.S. — Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanThe USC U.S.-China Institute hosted three prominent diplomats from China: former ambassador to Nigeria and Sweden Lu Fengding, former ambassador to Turkey and Canada Mei Ping and Zhou Gang, who served as the ambassador to Malaysia, Pakistan, Indonesia and India.The ambassadors discussed the betterment of the major bilateral relationship between the United States and China.The connection is particularly monetary in terms of scale: together, both the United States and China occupy one-third of the world’s economy and one-fifth of the world’s international trade.“There is a need to explore ways that yield a new type of a major power relationship with the United States,” Mei said. “The old relationship was full of rivalry, which has led to world wars and one cold war. China wants to break this old type of relationship in order to construct a new relationship featured by mutual cooperation.”The primary goal of the three former Chinese ambassadors’ trip was to continue China’s public diplomacy. The ambassadors said they wanted to strengthen mutual understanding between Americans and Chinese.The ambassadors said they wanted to improve relations between the two countries by focusing on economic, environmental and political issues because the world is a more interdependent place.“We are here to exchange ideas and questions, especially the question about the means and ways to further improve our relationship,” Lu said. “The two sides are very interested in trying to look at what kind of relationship we should manage, and how to further proceed it in a better, open-minded and objective way.”Students who attended the discussion were interested in hearing about environmental , economical and political  issues from the ambassadors’ perspectives.“All of these are very familiar issues, and it was interesting to see it from the Chinese perspective,” said Anja Kong, a freshman majoring in international relations (global business).Charlene Tran, a sophomore majoring in business administration and international relations (global business) found the discussion to be a learning experience.“Hearing from [the ambassadors] has actually opened my ears as to how I should look at issues differently,” Tran said. “It’s quite interesting to see and understand the Chinese perspective about their relationship with us.”The ambassadors placed an especially strong emphasis on the importance of exchange students, especially between the United States and China.USC enrolls more international students than any university in the country, and the ambassadors believe the growing number of USC students from China only enhances the learning environment.“We think the exchange of students is very important for the future of our students,” Lu said. “Our future relations have a very good foundation to live from.”The bonds developed among students from all parts of the world will have an impact that lasts past college, Zhou said.“We hope this kind of dialogue of public diplomacy will help strengthen mutual respect and understanding among Chinese and American people, especially under the younger generation,” Zhou said.last_img read more

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Ervin Philips on Eric Dungey’s 300-yard passing and 100-yard rushing performance: ‘He’s fighting. Why can’t we fight with him?’

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The ball landed out of bounds, and the play was over. But Eric Dungey was still lying on the ground. As backup quarterback Zack Mahoney started warming up and the Orange fans went into a nervous silence, Dungey writhed in pain grabbing at his right knee.Mahoney came in for one play, which ended in a botched snap on third down and then a field goal attempt. By the next series, Dungey was back in the game, sporting a black knee brace.“I just banged my knee up earlier in the game and then it just kind of tweaked up on me,” Dungey said. “The training staff did a good job on me and I wanted to go back in so I did.”After taking a beating last week against Wake Forest, Dungey was again battered in Saturday’s game. But he remained aggressive with his running game and courageous remaining in collapsing pockets as Syracuse (3-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) beat No. 17 Virginia Tech (4-2, 1-2), 31-17, on Saturday in the Carrier Dome.Dungey became the first player in program history to throw for over 300 yards and rush for over 100, with 73 of those running yards coming in the second half, after his injury. He also rushed twice near the goal line late in the game, including scoring the go-ahead touchdown on a one-yard plunge where he pushed through the Hokies defense.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He had guts. It was real gutsy,” head coach Dino Babers said. “I would love to play a game where our quarterback never gets touched … but right now at this moment in time, we have to be calculated and we need his legs in our offense.”Dungey has missed games in the past due to injury, including missing the last four games of last season. In the offseason he vowed to be smarter in terms of protecting his body, and Babers wanted him to play like the Russell Wilson of the ACC.And while Dungey has made smarter decisions this season, his timely rushes were one of the biggest reasons SU won Saturday.SU was facing a third-and-5 from the VT 16-yard line late in the game, and Babers called a timeout. Even after the timeout, after players were already lined up, Babers was talking to Dungey by the 20-yard line.Dungey took the snap, paused for a second, and then burst up the gut for a nine-yard pick up. Two carries later, he punched in the go-ahead score.Babers and Steve Ishmael called the performance inspiring. His play was crucial in Syracuse’s biggest regular-season win since before the Scott Shafer era.“You see your quarterback fighting, taking hits. He hurt his knee, he’s still coming back, that motivates us,” receiver Ervin Philips said. “That motivates us. He’s fighting. Why can’t we fight with him?” Comments Published on October 15, 2016 at 11:31 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langerlast_img read more

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