Vermont maple production best since 1944

first_imgWith Vermont leading the way, US maple syrup production in 2009 totaled 2.33 million gallons, up 22 percent from 2008 and the highest on record since 1944. The number of taps is estimated at 8.65 million, 4 percent above the 2008 total of 8.33 million. Yield per tap is estimated to be 0.269 gallons, up 17 percent from the previous season. Vermont led all states in production with 920,000 gallons an increase of 30 percent from 2008 and the highest on record since 1944. Vermont produced more than a third of the national total.Production in Maine reached a record high 395,000 gallons, up 65 percent from last year. Production in New York, at 362,000 gallons, increased 10 percent from 2008. Production in Wisconsin, at 200,000 gallons, is the highest on record and 33 percent above 2008. In Michigan, production is estimated to be 115,000 gallons. This is the highest on record since 1947 and 10 percent above 2008. In New Hampshire, production is estimated to be 94,000 gallons, down 1 percent from last season. Production in Pennsylvania, at 92,000 gallons, is 8 percent below 2008. In Ohio, production is estimated to be 90,000 gallons, down 10 percent from 2008. Production in Massachusetts, at 46,000 gallons, decreased 29 percent from last season. In Connecticut, production is estimated to be 13,000 gallons, down 32 percent from 2008.Canada produces the world’s most maple syrup at around 6 million gallons, with Quebec producing about 90 percent of that total.Temperatures were reported to be mostly favorable in all States except Pennsylvania. Producers in Pennsylvania experienced weather fluctuations and reported temperatures that were mostly too warm for sap flow. On average, the season lasted 28 days compared with 30 days last year. In most States, the season started later than last year. The earliest sap flow reported was January 15 in Pennsylvania. The latest sap flow reported was May 1 in New Hampshire.Sugar content of the sap for 2009 was down from the previous year. On average, approximately 43 gallons of sap were required to produce one gallon of syrup. This compares with 39 gallons in 2008 and 45 gallons in 2007. The majority of the syrup produced in each State this year was medium to dark in color with the exception of Maine.The 2008 U.S. average price per gallon was $40.50, up $7.70 from the 2007 price of $32.80. The U.S. value of production, at $77.5 million for 2008, was up 55 percent from the previous season. This is the result of an increase in price and production from 2007. Value of production increased in all 10 maple syrup estimating States.New England (excluding Rhode Island): New England s maple syrup production in 2009 totaled 1,468,000 gallons, up 30 percent from last year. Vermont remained the largest producing State in New England and the Nation, with 40 percent of the Nation s maple syrup. Taps in New England totaled 5.2 million, up three percent from last year and accounted for 60 percent of the Nation s maple taps.The 2009 maple season was rated mostly favorable in temperature, causing production increases in two of the five New England States. Temperatures were reported to be 67 percent favorable, 17 percent too warm and 16 percent too cool. Many operators in Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire were hit hard by the December ice storm with some producers deciding to sit out the season and others taking a loss in production. The season started off cold and then warmed up quickly. This meant a very short season for all the States. However, producers in New Hampshire,Vermont, and Maine experienced more consistent and steadier sap flows with Maine hitting an all time high production level and Vermont reaching it s highest since 1944.Earliest dates for sap collection for each State wereas follows:Vermont – January 27, Massachusetts January28, Connecticut February 1, New Hampshire February12, and Maine February 17. Closing dates for sapcollection for each State were as follows: MassachusettsApril 15, Connecticut April 25, Maine April 30, VermontApril 30, and New Hampshire May 1.The sugar content of the sap was below average, requiring approximately 44 gallons of sap to produce a gallon of syrup. The majority of syrup produced was medium amber followed by dark amber and then light amber.2008 PRICES AND SALES:Across New England, the average equivalent price per gallon for 2008 maple syrup varied widely depending on the percentage sold retail, wholesale, or bulk. The 2008 all sales equivalent price per gallon in Connecticut averaged $61.60, up $7.70. Maine averaged $36.80, up $6.70; New Hampshire averaged $52.30, up $5.50; and Vermont averaged $39.20, up $10.10 (the 2008 total value was $27.8 million). In Massachusetts, the price averaged $45.80, down $0.30. Vermont and Maine s prices continue to be lower than the other States because of the high percentage of bulk sales sold in these States. Bulk prices continue to increases in 2008. New England s 2008 gallon equivalentprice of $40.55 reflects an increase of $10.03 from the 2007 price of $31.52.SEE ATTACHED TABLESSource: USDA. June 12, 2009 AttachmentSize Maple Statistics 2009.pdf141.21 KBlast_img read more

Joshua’s undisputed world title fight with Fury must be in Britain, says Hatton

first_img Loading… “I don’t think Matchroom want the fight. All day long, Tyson Fury beats AJ. “It’s not a difficult fight to make. Whatever is on the table is 50-50. Fury is the No 1 heavyweight but we don’t say 60-40. 50-50 down the middle. “Once we get the offer that we’re supposed to be getting, we’ll be in a position to sit around the table and knock it into shape. It’s not about me or Matchroom. It’s about getting this fight made.” Hatton reached agreements for fights against superstars Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao during his career and is hopeful that Fury and Joshua can confirm their huge showdown. “This fight, it can’t not happen,” said Hatton, who has been a member of Fury’s training team in the past. read also:Fury better than Joshua in every department, claims Warren “It’s got to go ahead, otherwise all of us will never forgive ourselves. Years ago, British boxing, you couldn’t think of two British heavyweights. We have the two best in the division now and they’ve got to fight each other. “When they sit around the negotiating table, everyone has just got to be sensible. A lot of fights don’t take place because of who has the lion’s share. We can’t let this fight not happen, I feel.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Fury’s promoter Frank Warren has suggested that talks are ‘ongoing’ for a massive fight against Joshua in 2021, with all the world heavyweight titles at stake. The Brit rivals could be lured to America or even the Middle East by lucrative offers, but former world champion Hatton has urged Joshua and Fury to deliver a historic fight on home soil once the sport resumes. “I don’t see why it can’t happen at Wembley,” Hatton told The Boxing Show on Sky Sports News. “You need a big outdoor arena. “The majority of money is made when you go boxing in the United States. The vast size of the United States, that tends to be where you earn your money, but a fight of this size, I think it needs to be in England. Two British heavyweights. “Two men at the top of the game. A brilliant clash of styles, a brilliant clash of personalities. We’ve got to have it in the UK, for British boxing. We need this in the UK, it’s an absolute must.” Warren insists WBC champion Fury is ready to finalise terms with unified title holder Joshua, provided they agree a 50-50 deal. “There have been ongoing talks,” Warren told Sky Sports. “Fury? I know I speak on his behalf – he wants the fight. More than anything, he wants the fight. Anthony Joshua’s battle of Britain against Tyson Fury should rightfully be staged in front of a big audience in the UK, says Ricky Hatton. Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Albino Animals Who Look Like GhostsThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do Thislast_img read more

Russell could face extended ban

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuters) – West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell is facing the prospect of an extension to his one-year ban for a doping whereabouts rule violation.Jamaica’s anti-doping commission (JADCO) is pushing for the maximum two-year suspension to be imposed on the 28-year-old Russell, who was banned in January for one year.JADCO chief executive Carey Brown told Reuters yesterday that his organisation had filed an appeal with Jamaica’s five-member anti-doping Appeals Tribunal.“(JADCO) has appealed,” Brown said.Russell, a two-time Twenty20 World Cup winner, was revealed to have committed the violation a year ago after registering three filing failures in 2015. That constituted a failed drugs test under World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules.last_img read more

Patriots vs. Texans odds, prediction, betting trends for ‘Sunday Night Football’

first_imgHere’s everything to know about betting on Patriots vs. Texans in Week 13, including updated odds, trends and our prediction for “Sunday Night Football.”MORE: Get the latest NFL odds & betting trends from Sports InsiderPatriots vs. Texans odds for ‘Sunday Night Football’Spread: Patriots (-3.5)Point total: 46.5Odds: Patriots +105, Texans -115The Patriots have been hanging around as about field-goal favorites since they edged the Cowboys in Week 12 and the Texans survived the Colts. They are battling some illnesses as a team, but are otherwise mostly physically healthy for the matchup. The Texans are well rested coming off a Thursday game.Patriots vs. Texans all-time seriesThe Patriots have dominated with a 10-1 advantage since the Texans entered the league in 2002. The Texans’ only win against the Patriots came in a meaningless January game during the 2010 season. The Patriots won by 27 and 21 points in ’15 and ’16. They’ve won the last two meetings, in ’17 and ’18, by three and seven points, respectively.Three trends to know— 61 percent of spread bettors are with the Patriots to take the game, while taking care of the small number. Fifty-two percent of moneyline bettors also like the Patriots.— With the over/under being a trickier number given the Patriots’ defensive prowess and offensive limitations, 54 percent of bettors like the game to go over. Only three of 11 Patriots games have gone over. Only four of 11 Texans games have gone over.— The Patriots have gone 7-4 against the spread this season and are 5-2 in the past seven games, but they are only 1-2 in the past three games.MORE: How to watch Pats-TexansThree things to watchBrady vs. the Texans’ secondaryPatriots quarterback Tom Brady hasn’t had the greatest season, hurt more by his team’s limited running game and inability to stretch the field. But he has grinded through with high passing volume and timely throws in clutch situations, as per usual. This could really turn into a get-well game for him throwing against the Texans’ weak cornerbacks and coverage linebackers.Watson vs. the Patriots’ secondaryTexans quarterback Deshaun Watson does a great job to extend plays with his legs and buy time for him to deliver the deep ball to receivers DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller. The Patriots are deep in their defensive backfield and are very good at stopping big plays and getting off the field on third down. He’ll need to be on point off-script for Houston to have a chance.Belichick vs. O’BrienBelichick has outsmarted his former offensive coordinator consistently. O’Brien is joined on his staff by former Patriots defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel. The Patriots know what to expect from what the Texans do, and tend to stay three steps ahead in these matchups.MORE: Playoff-clinching scenarios for Patriots When the Patriots (10-1) travel to face the Texans (7-4) on “Sunday Night Football” in the penultimate game of Week 13 (8:20 p.m. ET, NBC), it will be their second of three first-place conference matchups.AFC East-leading New England lost on the road already at AFC North-leading Baltimore in Week 9 and hosts AFC West-leading Kansas City in Week 14. The Patriots need to keep winning to keep the top seed over the Ravens, and also hold off the upstart Bills (9-3) in the division race. The Texans have little breathing room ahead of the Colts (6-5) and Titans (6-5) in their division. Stat that mattersThe Patriots do not give up big pass plays, entering Week 13 giving up on average only 158.0 yards passing per game. They have given up only four passing touchdowns all season and have 20 interceptions and 37 sacks to their credit.Patriots vs. Texans predictionThe Patriots’ defense will turn in another strong performance containing Watson’s wideouts and getting to him often with their pass rush. Brady will play well against a bad Texans pass defense with plenty of help from the running game to facilitate his throws. New England scores more on offense than we’ve typically seen before.Patriots 31, Texans 20last_img read more

João Mario: “You can’t expect João Félix to be the savior in an almost Italian team”

first_imgJoao Mario, international with the Portuguese team and player of the Moscow Lokomotiv, believes that the young star of Atlético de Madrid Joao Felix is ​​one of those “different” players That will end up succeeding. “It is obvious that he is someone who differs. The first time I trained with him, I noticed immediately; there are players that I really like to watch play and Joao Felix is ​​one of them“, he declares in an interview with Channel 11 of the Portuguese Football Federation.One of the factors that weigh on the figure of the young athletic is the amount that the Madrid club disbursed for him (126 million euros). “The value of the transfer that is paid by a player does not weigh us during the game. You try to abstract yourself as much as possible from that factor, but obviously you know the investment that was made and you want to correspond to it, so it ends up influencing in some way, “said Joao Mario. “Although the player is not” guilty “of the amount paid, he always ends up weighing. In Inter I did not feel it so much because the club had many problems,” he added. “In the case of Joao Félix, it is natural to speak and weigh, but If you buy a player for that amount when he is 19, you cannot expect the boy to be the salvation of all problems even more in a team that is almost Italian because of its enormous tactical component“he concluded.last_img read more

Junior Marshall Win LFA 2019 Under-15 Heroes Cup

first_imgThe champions: Junior Marshall Football AcademyJunior Marshall Football Academy have won the 2019 Liberia Football Association (LFA) Under-15 Heroes Cup. They beat Cece United Football Academy 1-0 at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) on Sunday.Mohammed Turay bundled home a goalmouth scrabble in the sixth minute against the run of play.Deton Kollie thought he had found the equalizer for Cece United but he was adjudged to be offside – a spot on call by center referee Moses B. Johnson and assistant referee number two Roger P. Brown.Cece United head coach Edwin Larblah said his game plans were disrupted by the disqualification of three players.“We had players, who were to be in certain positions but they were disqualified. So we were forced to use other players in positions we didn’t plan for.“However, we accept the defeat. We will go back to the drawing board and come back stronger for the next competition,” said Larblah.Junior Marshall head coach Theodore Gould described the victory as a lifetime achievement.“I am very proud of this moment because it is the most successful moment in my life because my objective was to be a winner,” he said.Gould hopes the LFA will select a team to represent Liberia in an international under-15 competition. The Heroes Cup is the LFA’s desire to celebrate the contribution and recognition of former players, who served and uplifted Liberian football and the national teams.The tournament is to also honor icons and players like Wanibo Toe, John ‘Monkey’ Brown, Victor Seah, Patrick Doeplah, Benedict ‘Mama Musa’ Wesseh, Josiah Nagbe Johnson, Frank Jericho Nagbe, Sr., Washington Blay, Sakpa ‘Myers’ Nyenswah, Borbor Gaye, Dominic Vava George, President George Manneh Oppong Weah and James Salinsa Debbah.It is to also remember several players like Murphy Nagbe, Patrick Jackson and Nathaniel Sherman, who got injured on national duty. Cece United: 1-Abraham Ballah, 10-captain Hassan Ahmed, 5-Marcus Gayflor, 4-Alex Doe, 2-Tommy Cooper, 3-Hennah Massaquoi, 8-Clifton Jones, 13-Emmanuel Zarwolo, 11-Delton Kollie, 9-Mohammed Turay, 7-Sumo Kollie.Substitutions: 17-Derrick Bodno, 18-Annieta Tarpeh, 16-Alphonso Davis, 14-Melvin Zah, 12-Isaac Harmon, 19-James Cooper, 21-James Nagbe.Junior Marshall: 1-Augustine Tardeh, 6-captain Jusu Kollie, 5-James B. B. Tarr, 18-Cyrus Bestman, 2-Mark Brown, 15-Amos T. Sehkehpoh, 7-Alex Sembeh, 11-Sensee Sherman, 17-EmmanuelDaykay, 9-Prince Collins, 14-Joel Johnson; head coach Theodore Gould.Substitutions: 19-David Thusu, 20-Gabriel Kollie, 13-Archie Johnson, 10-Emmanuel Toe, 8-Edwin Williams, 30-Christopher Amos.Match officials: Moses B. Johnson, center referee; Glen W. Johnson, assistant referee #1; Roger P. Brown, assistant referee #2; Victoria Kabba, reserve referee; Harrington Weah, match commissioner and statistician Shelton M. Kamara.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Landlord crammed 40 Indian migrants into semi-detached London house

first_imgLandlords who crammed up to 40 migrants inside their semi-detached townhouse face losing hundreds of thousands pounds, a court heard.Harsha Shah, 53, her daughter Chandni, 27, and brother-in-law Sanjay, 54, rented out their four-bedroom property through an agent who at one point managed 40 Indian migrants living there.For over five years the Shah family, together with agent Jaydipkumar Valand, 42, were paid between £40 and £75 per week in cash by the tenants for rent and to have food delivered because the kitchen was unusable.Read it at Independent Related Itemslast_img read more