The Flaming Lips Perform “There Should Be Unicorns” On Colbert

first_imgThe Flaming Lips popped into the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night to perform “There Should Be Unicorns” from their recently-released album Oczy Mlody. Never a stranger to the weird, frontman and rainbow-winged Wayne Coyne mounts a horned-unicorn alongside two horse wranglers dressed like astronauts in this performance. With psychedelic visuals, eccentric costumes, and strange music, The Flaming Lips have continued their quest to stay different – and for that, we are grateful.Watch the full performance below:last_img

Chicken Litter Supply

first_imgPound for pound, litter contains about one-fifth of the nutrients of blended commercialfertilizer. If farmers can buy and spread litter for less than $25 per ton, Savage said,they’re coming out ahead of the game. “Anyone planning to use chicken litter should test their soil in the fall,” Harris said,”and test the litter to make sure they’re adding the nutrients their crops need.” Georgia farmers grew 2.53 million acres of cotton, corn and hay in 1996. All of thatland required fertilizer in some form. Many farmers chose chicken litter. But even if they could have used all the litter produced last year, they still could haveadequately fertilized only one-third of the cotton. The main drawback to using litter is the obvious one — the smell. Fortunately, the odordissipates quickly. But until it does, it’s something farmers using litter for fertilizer justhave to tolerate. “It holds more moisture, releases its nitrogen more slowly and can be much moreeconomical,” Savage said. “There’s just not enough chicken litter in Georgia to fertilize all the crops we growhere,” said Stan Savage, a poultry scientist with the University of Georgia ExtensionService. Neighbors, though, may be less happy with the situation. Glen Harris, an extension environmental fertilizers and soils specialist, said farmersshould use litter straight from the broiler house for best results. Gardeners shouldcompost it to use in gardens and landscapes. Picture this: 2.5 billion pounds of soil-like fertilizer. And it’s not enough. Another concern is nutrients leaching from piles of litter. Harris said if farmers can goahead and spread the litter onto their fields, leaching and runoff shouldn’t pose a risk tothe environment. Litter for farm use is usually worked into the soil before planting, he said. Raw littercan burn tender landscape and garden plants if not used very carefully. For every pound of chicken they raise, farmers must deal with a half-pound of litter.Georgia farmers produced 5 billion pounds of chicken in 1995. That left them with 2.5billion pounds of litter. Many farmers near south Georgia poultry farms have learned the value of litter, Savagesaid. The price of commercial fertilizer has risen greatly in the past three years, forcingfarmers to look for alternatives. Farmers can apply composted litter, which has less odor, near surrounding homes, butit has less fertilizer value. Savage calls litter a co-product of poultry production since it has value as fertilizer. There are problems keeping the litter from accumulating. “Although there isn’t enoughlitter to go around,” Harris said, “there are problems keeping it spread out due to theeconomics of hauling.” “Some south Georgia farmers are even buying litter from north Georgia poultry farmsand hauling it to their farms,” he said. “They’re still coming out better with litter.” Savage said just a few years ago, some poultry farmers were giving away litter. Overthe past five years, more poultry farms have sprung up, especially in south Georgia. Litter produced today has about half as much moisture as it did five to 10 years ago, hesaid. Nutrients in the drier litter are more economical to buy and haul. Georgia farmers now raise about 14 percent of the broiler chickens grown in the UnitedStates. They have to find a way to use the litter when they clean out the broiler houses. Why do farmers want chicken litter instead of commercially prepared fertilizers? “There’s such a difference between how much litter poultry farmers actually have andhow much crop farmers want to use,” Savage said. “You’d be hard-pressed to findlitter for your farm or even your garden unless you live near a poultry farm and getalong with the owner.”last_img read more

Gun, cellphones lost to robbers

first_imgBACOLOD City – A firearm and three cellphones went missing at a house in Barangay Taculing. According to police investigators, Yanson discovered that his 9mm pistol and three iPhone 7, which he placed on his folding bed, were gone around 7 a.m. yesterday. Bobby Yanson complained to police that his items were allegedly lost to robbers.center_img Officers of Police Station 6 have yet to identify the identities and number of suspects./PNlast_img

Junior Lokosa: Super Eagles’ New Boy

first_imgSuper Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr on Monday released a provisional list of 30 players ahead of the remaining three friendly matches before the World Cup in Russia, beginning with the May 28encounter with the Congo Democratic Republic. The list came with two surprise names – Kano Pillars’ Junior Lokosa and Italian Serie A’s Crotone forward, Simeon Nwankwo. Can the duo beat the odds and make the final 23-man list to Russia? Kunle Adewale reportsJunior Lokosa has been taking the Nigerian Professional Football League  (NPFL)  by storm scoring 18 goals in 20 matches, the latest being a brace in Sunday’s 3-1 victory against Katsina United at the Sani Abacha Stadium.In a telephone chat with THISDAY, a former Nigerian international, Friday Ekpo said it would have been an injustice against the local league and indeed home-based players in the Kano Pillars striker’s name was not included in the provisional list.“It would have amounted to gross injustice if Lokosa’s name was absent from the list. The Nigerian League is still the strongest in Africa and if a player could score 18 goals with the league still a long way to go, no national team coach could ignore such a player. What he had achieved so far is not a small feat. He should indeed be celebrated,” Ekpo said.Asked if he thinks the Nigerian League top scorer could make the final 23-man list, the former Shell of Gabon midfielder reacted thus: “Why not? Every of the 30 players in the provisional list have a chance, a lot would depend on how much they are able to take their chances in the remaining friendly matches and how well they comport themselves in camp.”Ekpo, however, cautioned that the striker should not be overwhelmed by the presence of foreign professionals.“He is as good as any Nigerian striker playing abroad. The only difference is that he is playing in the home front and this is what he should have at the back of his mind and therefore gather the necessary confidence and concentrate on doing what he knows how to do best-scoring goals,” Ekpo added.Also speaking, Atlanta ’96 Olympic gold medalist, Emmanuel Babayaro, noted that the names were purely based on merit, adding that Lokosa’s call up was the biggest surprise in the list.“I think the list is okay. I am looking forward to seeing if we can finally break that last 16 hurdle and get to the quarters for the very first time. I think this is overdue and hopefully, Russia is where history will be made. I am delighted that three home-based players – Dele Ajiboye, Junior Lokosa and Ikechukwu Ezenwa – made the provisional list and my guts tell me Lokosa will make the 23-man final list. He is the surprise package for me,” Babayaro said. Born August 23, 1993, in Badagry, Lagos state, Lokosa fell in love with football at a young age which angered his parents.“It wasn’t easy because all parents want their children to go to school,” he said in an interview in March. “However, when they realised football was in my blood and they couldn’t pull it out, they had to accept it. I think today, everybody in the Lokosa family is happy.”Knowing what he wanted, he stuck to his dream of playing football. He began on the streets of Ajegunle, a Lagos community known for high poverty and crime.Football began to grow from being just a hobby to a career for Lokosa when his brother took him to a field where he began to play structured football. Soon, things started taking shape, as he got signed to play for an amateur side before catching the eye of First Bank football club.The 24-year-old centre-forward was still with Lagos-based First Bank Football club in 2017 and was “praying to God” for a better team when, “like a miracle”, he was offered the chance to join Kano Pillars.“I didn’t plan to join Kano Pillars. However, one day, I returned from training and I got a call from someone who asked if I wanted to play for Kano Pillars and I said yes.“Of course, I was praying to God for a better team to play. So it was like a miracle to me. The following day, I travelled to Kano and everything went on smoothly. I have to thank God because joining Pillars is a big lift in my career,” he recalls”.Lokosa had a debut to remember for Pillars, scoring in the match against Niger Tornadoes. His goal for Kano pillars came as no surprise to his First Bank teammate Abou, who would later “I am very happy for my pal, Lokosa. I believe in his abilities and I am not surprised he scored on his debut at Kano Pillars.“Lokosa is a lethal striker who makes goal-scoring look very simple. He plays with so much calm, yet he punishes goalkeepers. I wish him all the best and to Kano Pillars, they are lucky to have a lethal striker who will score so many goals that will make them achieve their set goals.”When Lokosa scored his 11th goal of the season, he was asked how happy he was: “I wasn’t really happy because my goal did not give the three points to my team,” he responded. It was not our intention to draw again at home but there was nothing we could do to save the situation. We still feel bad with the result but we just have to move on. That match has come and gone.”He responded in typically calm fashion when asked to respond to clamour for his invitation to the Super Eagles.“I don’t know much about that but every player wants to play for his country so my case is not different. By the grace of God, when I am invited I will do my best. However, if God says it is not yet time, there is nothing I can do about it. At the moment, I have a job in hand so I have to focus on it,” he said.Meanwhile, Kano Pillars Chairman, Tukur Babangida has confirmed that the NPFL’s leading marksman, will be off to Bulgaria to have his medical and fitness tests with Ludogorets.The administrator said he decided to set the record straight due to insinuations in the media that the player was embarking on a trial abroad.“Kano Pillars are only allowing him to go for medical and fitness tests. He is not going to have a trial.“You should know the mentality of Nigerian players once they are contacted by any European club. They and their agents will put pressure on you to allow them to go and if you say no, they will be thinking otherwise. Transfers open in July in Europe and if he cannot go in June, then he has to wait until January. He has his options but he has no guarantees that he can get a club in January depending on his performance,” he said.Another player that would also be hoping to make the cut to Russia is Crotone of Italy striker, Simeon Nwankwo.The striker scored eight goals this season.It remains to be seen how much impression the duo of Lokosa and Nwankwo would make on Rohr as the battle for Russia heats up.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Bernard Mensah announces Stars arrival with 30 yard goal v Togo

first_imgVitoria Guimaraes attacker Bernard Mensah has announced his presence in the Black Stars by scoring his debut game for Ghana against Togo.The 20-year-old, who replaced captain Asamoah Gyan in the starting eleven for the pre-2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier friendly against the Hawks, opened the scoring in the 40th minute with a fine finish from 30 yards.The Black Stars are preparing for their opening game in the 2017 Afcon qualifiers against Mauritius which will be played at the Accra sports statdium on June 14.Ghana starting line-up:Fatau Dauda; Edwin Gyimah, Baba Rahman, John Boye, Jonathan Mensah; Mohammed Rabiu, Christian Atsu, Mubarak Wakaso, Frank Acheampong; Majeed Waris, Bernard Mensah.–last_img