first_imgStay connected wherever you are with our new mobile version of Mobile is easy: simply go to your phone’s web browser, type in, and press “OK” or “Go”.Web-enabling your phoneMost new cellphones are already set up for mobile internet access or WAP (wireless application protocol). If yours is not, you can set it up by following these simple steps (for South African mobile subscribers):VodacomDial *111# from your phone, choose “device setup” and follow the prompts to download the WAP settings to your phone. Alternatively, you can register for Vodacom4me. See Vodacom’s mobile data page. If you still need help, dial Vodacom customer service on 155 from a Vodacom mobile or 082 155 from any other phone.MTNDial *123# from your phone, and select the option to have the WAP settings sent to your cellphone by SMS. When you receive the SMS, all you have to do is select the option to save the settings. See MTN’s WAP FAQ. If you still need help, dial MTN customer service on 173 from your mobile.Cell CSMS SMARTDATA to 084 115 9911 (costs R2) to get set up, or go to Cell C’s mobile internet services page. If you still need help, dial Cell C customer service on 084 140 from your mobile.Virgin MobileOn your handset menu, find the Virgin Mobile menu. It normally appears on the first page of the menu, or under “Applications”. Then choose the option called “Virgin Settings”, and after a few minutes you’ll receive two SMS messages with the settings. Open the messages, select “Save” from the menu, and you’re done. See Virgin Mobile’s data services page. If you still need help, dial Virgin Mobile customer service on 0741 000 123.How much will it cost me?Mobile internet browsing is relatively inexpensive. Remember: you’re not paying for a call, or for the length of time you’re connected. You’re only paying for the data you download. So once you’ve downloaded a web page, you can read it at your leisure – you only start paying again if/when you download another page.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — April 13, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 180413_RyanMartinWarm air continues to surge north across the state today. Temperatures will be a good 10-15 degrees above normal, fueled by strong south winds averaging 15-30 mph. However, clouds will be on the increase today, as we get closer to moisture from our approaching frontal boundary. That moisture should hold off in most places until tomorrow.Significant rains are here for the weekend. Saturday and Sunday we have combined rain totals of .1”-2.5” with coverage at 90% of the state. To get into the upper part of the range, you will need to have a few stronger thunderstorms, and we think that the best shot at those will be in west central and NW Ohio. There is a fairly good strong to severe weather threat for late tomorrow afternoon and overnight, and a second chance late morning to midday on Sunday. Rains will come and go tomorrow, and we expect some significant holes in the coverage to be seen through mid-afternoon. But, then things fill in a lot more, the closer we get to the cold front itself. Behind the front, significantly colder air blasts in Sunday late afternoon and evening. In fact, we expect lingering moisture to change over to and end as some sloppy wet snow Sunday night, and we can’t rule out on and off wet snow for Monday. Strong northwest winds will be at 15-30 mph overnight Sunday night and Monday, and temps will be back to 10-12 degrees below normal at least, perhaps 15 degrees below normal in spots. The map above shows total precipitation through Monday morning.While clouds and cold air dominate Monday, we should see better chances for sunshine Tuesday, but it stays cool.The cool air holds through most of the rest of the week. AT midweek on Wednesday we have a light rain back in the forecast, with showers over northern Indiana that produce up to .25” of liquid. We do expect rain, not snow from this event. South of I-70, we see nothing, and may even see some sunshine. We are dry to finish the week.AT the end of the 10 day period, we have our next front arriving for the 22nd with rains of half to 1.25” For the extended 11-16 day window, we have 2 more systems, one on the 25th with .25”-1” rains, and finally, a strong low coming out of the plains for the 28th with .5”- 1” rains. Coverage from all three systems will be around 70% to 80% of the state. This forecast, as it currently sits, continues to have not quite enough dryness in-between systems to see significant field work through the end of April.last_img read more

AJ Baltes, Aug. 6

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We are still dry but two weeks ago we got about 2.5 inches of rain. That helped perk things up, but it is amazing how fast it dries out. I think it is supposed to be over 90 degrees again today.Some of the corn is still pollinating and some tassels came out when we got that cool spell. The really late-planted corn is just starting to tassel so hopefully it cools off here. That 2.5-inch rain really helped and was big enough that whatever urea was left from sidedressing should have gotten washed in too.We haven’t really noticed diseases out there yet in the corn. The early beans look really good. They are probably over waist high and they are loaded with pods. As long as we keep getting rains I think they’ll fill out. Some of the later beans are a little yellow. I think they don’t quite have the root system on them that they need, but they are coming along. It looks like they’ll catch up.They were calling for rain this week, but they are backing the amounts off for tomorrow. It looks like it will be really spotty stuff.The guys with alfalfa are on third cutting and some of the grass guys have taken off second cutting. I think the first cut is finally done. We are working on some grain bins and when we get done with that we will get some second cutting taken off. We are pouring pads now and they should be done before harvest.We got the cover crops planted and they have had a couple of good rains on them. Everything seems to be coming along. The Sudangrass and buckwheat are probably a foot tall already.I think some of the really late planted stuff is still behind but the earlier planted stuff looks like it will be pretty good, maybe a little above average. It is going to be a stretched out harvest I think.Some places have missed these rains. There are pockets that haven’t really gotten any rain.last_img read more

Profit on Every Deal

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now “We are losing money on every transaction, but we’re going to make it up in volume.”There are a lot of ways to rationalize taking business that isn’t profitable.Maybe you take unprofitable business in a new vertical where you believe you need a client to develop your offering as well as a reference.Perhaps you believe that taking one really bad order where you can’t make money will unlock the better, more profitable business.Maybe you believe that all business is good business; that it’s revenue, and any revenue is better than nothing.These are all rationalizations. No matter how good it feels to capture revenue, there isn’t a single reason to take business at break even, or worse, at a loss.Empty CaloriesRevenue without profit is “junk food” business. You’re consuming calories, but there is no nutritional value. Profit is what allows you to invest in your business.You need profit to grow and expand. You need profit to hire more people. Profit is what allows you to innovate, to create, to develop new offerings that allow you to create even greater value.And it is profit that allows you to differentiate. It is that money that you invest into doing things differently be it better products, better service, or greater caring. It’s profit that fuels these things.Selling Isn’t Supposed to Be EasyThe reason some sales organizations take business at a loss is because selling isn’t easy. They try to make selling easier by removing price from the equation–even when they create value worth paying for.Unprofitable business makes everything more difficult. Without profit, business is a cold, transactional, desperate endeavor, a grind in the older, negative sense of the word. Profit allows you to do purposeful, meaningful work that makes a difference. It also allows you to hire people to help you do the same.last_img read more

IPL 2011: Kolkata aim for home triumph against Rajasthan

first_imgThe away battle won, Kolkata Knight Riders will aim to win the home contest as well when they take on Rajasthan Royals in the return leg of the Indian Premier League at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.The Knight Riders on Friday stopped the Rajasthan Royals’ two- match winning run with a clinical nine- wicket victory in Jaipur.The two sides now meet again with the hosts overwhelming favourites this time.The new- look Knight Riders under Gautam Gambhir started Season IV shakily against Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings losing the battle from a winning position.But the Knight Riders, who shunned local hero Sourav Ganguly, earned back the confidence of the city with an easy win over Deccan Chargers in their first home match.From there on, Knight Riders looked unruffled against the more fancied Royals in their away match that saw some failed strategies by the wily Shane Warne.The Aussie legend raised many eyebrows by keeping an in- form Shane Watson at number four in the batting order. With Watson not opening, Rajasthan Royals failed to get the blistering start that is so needed in Twenty20s.Fresh from his 185 not out with a record 15 sixes against Bangladesh, Watson scored 22 from 13 balls.Bangladesh skipper Shakib al Hasan, who saw Watson wreck his side a few days ago, did the Aussie all- rounder in after being hit for two sixes as Royals gave the Knight Riders a target of 160.Chasing the tricky target, the Knight Riders did not look in any trouble at all. Jacques Kallis was at his consistent best for his third consecutive half- century – – this time an unbeaten 80.advertisementGambhir played a skipper’s knock of 75 not out as he took the attack to Warne, who returned wicket- less conceding 28 in his four overs.Form on their side, Knight Riders boast of a balanced line- up and have three consecutive home matches lined up next.With runs under his belt, Gambhir can surely look forward to opening the batting with Kallis. In Manoj Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Eoin Morgan and Shakib, the Knight Riders batting runs deep and looks devastating.Their bowling too has got a boost with the addition of Aussie pace spearhead Brett Lee and Shakib.But even after the loss at home, it would be a folly to rule out Warne at the Eden.-With PTI inputslast_img read more