Total wheat plantings are up 1% in Great Britain, according to the latest HGCA Planting and Variety Survey.Conducted by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) Market Intelligence team, the survey of the 2011 crop showed that GB wheat plantings increased from a total area of 1.923m hectares (ha) to 1.941m ha.Group 3 plantings (soft varieties used for biscuits and cakes) in Great Britain increased 4% to achieve a 15% share, while there was no change in the total area used for GB Group 1 plantings (varieties used for milling and baking), which remained at 17% of total plantings.In Scotland, the total area for wheat plantings has risen to 0.116m ha, an increase of 4% from 2010, which is the second highest wheat area planted in Scotland since 1992.“This increase in wheat production, coupled with a 4% rise in the spring barley planting indicates that Scotland can go some way towards compensating drought-lost production in England, but a lot will depend on the conditions at harvest,” said AHDB’s cereals and oilseeds senior analyst Jack Watts, who manages the surveys.The Variety Survey showed that market prices have also been affecting variety choice, said the HGCA, with nabim Group 4 wheat varieties (which are mainly grown as feed wheats) increasing from 51% in 2010 to 54% of all wheat grown in Great Britain.Added Watts: “Although milling varieties still remain important in some regions, levels of interest in Group 4 varieties are continuing to rise, indicating that growers are looking to maximise yields and capitalise on high prices.”Total oilseed rape planting increased 9% following a 14% increase the previous year. Total barley plantings were up 2%.
Well, this is jaw-dropping.It takes a certain level of mastery to play the music of Snarky Puppy, as the unique jazz/funk collective flows through ornate compositions with panache. To totally re-interpret that music, however, is on a level of its own. That’s what this A cappella group did, as part of their unique “Adapted for Six Voices” series. The sextet tackled Puppy’s famed song “Shofukan” with a twist, abandoning all instruments for a vocal-only rendition.Feast your ears on this incredible adaptation in the video below.For comparison, here’s the original version of “Shofukan.” Vocalist CreditsSoprano: India CarneyAlto: Erin BentlageTenor: Nathan HeldmanBaritone: Ben McLainBass: Tracy RobertsonVocal Percussion: Charlie Arthur
Reports in Kumasi are that the management of Asante Kotoko have secured a three-year sponsorship deal worth GHC 360,000 with online betting firm Superbet.Kotoko is said to earn an amount of GHC120,000 annually and that comes a huge relief to the club battling for cash.“We have just concluded on everything and igned a three year contract with Supertbet and the deal will be worth 360,000 Cedis for the years and we will be taking Ghana Cedis 120,000 for each year, ” Kotoko’s Acting Chief Executive Opoku Nti said.“It is a general sponsorship that will cover every aspect of the club as we also serve them what they want because we needed a sponsor and they came on board so we had to sign it because we realised their offer was attractive.“We have been struggling with finances and this has been very timely for us to urge us on.”Kotoko are saddled with huge debts and are struggling to renew the contracts of seven players. Superbet recently obtained its license to operate in Ghana.
Virginia KochVirginia Dean Koch, of Winfield, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 at Winfield Rest Haven in Winfield at the age of 81.Â Virginia was born the daughter of Ned and Nomy (Boxley) Reeves on Sunday, December 3, 1933 in Kay City, Okla.Â Survivors include her son, Jarel Havner and his wife Rhonda of Wellington, Kansas; daughter, Joyce Rebold of Udall, Kansas; son, Lonnie Havner and his wife Michelle of Udall, Kansas; son, Bradley Havner and his wife Kimberly of Wichita, Kansas; brother, Kelly; sisters, Glennis and Susie; grandchildren: Stacy Smith and her husband Mike, Danny Havner and his wife Kylie, Cody Havner and his wife Amanda, Krayton Easley and her husband TJ, Taylor Havner, Randy Havner and his wife Jami, Jon Havner and his wife Ame, Denise Snow and her husband Will, Jamie Warren and her husband Jeff, Elizabeth Spencer and her husband Tim; numerous great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Â She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers and sisters; husband, CJ Kochand former husbands, Dennis Sutliff and Robert Havner. Â Private services will be held on October 17th. Cremation has taken place.Â To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.comÂ Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.