Week Two NotesFRISCO, Texas – Houston Baptist sophomore outside hitter Mikayla Vivens and Sam Houston State senior middle blocker Taylor Cunningham are the Southland Conference Volleyball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday.Vivens led the Huskies to a 3-0 weekend at home in the Barcelona Sporting Goods HBU Classic, picking up wins over Prairie View, Louisiana Tech and UTRGV. HBU stays in Houston this week; a Tuesday match at Texas Southern at 6:30 p.m. CT and visiting Rice for the adidas Invitational I this weekend. The team will face Liberty on Friday at 4 p.m., before taking on South Carolina on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and the tournament host Owls at 7 p.m. After falling to Drake in the season opener, Sam Houston State swept Texas Southern and Bethune-Cookman with the help of Cunningham’s work at the net and in the backrow. The Bearkats travel to the Sawyer Camillo Memorial Volleyball Classic in Lafayette, La., this weekend, contesting Mississippi Valley State and UL Lafayette on Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., respectively. Sam Houston will also play Houston on Saturday at noon.Offensive Player of the Week: Mikayla Vivens – Houston Baptist – So. – OH – San Antonio, TexasVivens earned MVP honors at the HBU Classic in a season-opening tournament that saw her record double-digit kills in all three matches, a pair of double-doubles and average 4.00 kills and 3.10 digs per set. Beginning the season with a 3-0 sweep over Prairie View, the San Antonio native tallied her first career double-double, posting 11 kills and 10 digs while also adding three aces. The sophomore outside hitter then downed 12 kills in Friday’s sweep over Louisiana Tech before topping off the weekend with career highs in kills (17) and digs (14) over UTRGV to clinch the tournament title.Honorable Mention: Haley Tippett, Central Arkansas; Katelyn Mueller, Abilene Christian; Danae Daron, Stephen F. AustinDefensive Player of the Week: Taylor Cunningham – Sam Houston State – Sr. – MB – Huntsville, TexasCunningham did it all for Sam Houston State over the weekend to receive all-tournament honors at the Bearkat Invitational. The senior middle blocker played all the way around for all three matches, averaging 1.33 blocks per set and putting up 4.78 digs to go with her team-best 2.67 kills per set. Her blocks and digs average rank her in the Southland top six for each category. She had at least two blocks and reached double-digit digs in each outing this weekend, holding the opposition to a .069 clip for the weekend. After starting off the season with six blocks and 16 digs against Drake, the Huntsville product delivered two blocks and 10 digs on Texas Southern before wrapping up the weekend with a career-best 17 digs in just three sets against Bethune-Cookmam to go with four blocks.Honorable Mention: Hannah Lewis, Houston Baptist; Lorin McNeil, Abilene Christian; Savanah Allen, Central Arkansas; Channing Burleson, Northwestern StateSouthland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.
At 8:30 pm on September 10, 2010, the Chetwynd Fire Department responded with the RCMP and the Chetwynd Unit of the BC Ambulance to a single car accident.The small vehicle struck a moose about 45 km from Chetwynd on Highway 97. All three occupants were injured and taken to the hospital in Chetwynd. The infant in the car seat had been secured safely and was removed by fire fighters.Emergency services would like to remind people in our community to watch for wild life while on the roads. – Advertisement –
Metz striker Diafra Sakho West Ham’s move for Metz striker Diafra Sakho is off, according to reports in France.The 24-year-old had looked set to complete a move to West Ham this week, having undergone a medical with the club over the weekend.However, according to L’Equipe, the deal is now dead in the water and Sakho has returned to France.West Ham thought they had agreed a £3.5m fee for the striker, who was the top scorer in Ligue 2 last season, but Metz have apparently changed their demands to a loan-to-buy deal with an option to purchase the player outright next summer.The news will come as a blow to manager Sam Allardyce, who is on the lookout for attacking reinforcements following Andy Carroll’s four-month long ankle injury. 1
I’M BACK! Geraldine McLaughlin fires the ball to the net against Cavan today. Pic Gabrielle GallagherDONEGAL LADIES FOOTBALL NEWS: GERALDINE McLaughlin was back finding the net as Donegal’s senior ladies footballers saw off Cavan in a Division 2 play-off today.Both counties finished level on points – with the same score difference.So another game was ordered to decide who would finish top ahead of the semi-finals. Today’s one-point victory in Irvinestown – 4-08 to 2-13 – was revenge of sorts for the injury time goal which gave Cavan the draw last time out and tied the teams at the top.The result mean Donegal will play fourth-placed Westmeath in the league semi-final.Geraldine McLaughlin, back from a long injury, joined Niamh Hegarty and Amber Barrett among the goals.Elsewhere the county U16s travelled to Glenavy to take on Antrim having secured maximum points from their first two games. But the journey proved a fruitless one as the home team dominated from start to finish in what was a physical game.Antrim led by at the break, 0-09 to 0-02 and went on to win 1-14 to 0-04. LADIES FOOTBALL: SENIOR LADIES FINISH TOP OF LEAGUE BUT U16s LOSE IN ANTRIM was last modified: April 19th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cavandonegaldonegal beat cavanFootballLadies
Divers HyundaiRelay for Life 5K 2014 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club 1 336 17.57 Jude O’Donnell M40 Individual2 424 18.09 Brian Ferry SM Letterkenny A C3 411 18.16 Damien Mc Bride SM Milford A C4 432 18.54 Niall Gildea SM Individual 5 448 19.23 Adrian Gill SM Individual6 429 19.35 Terence Boyle SM Individual7 438 19.46 John McFadden SM Individual8 412 19.48 Daniel Cullen SM Letterkenny A C9 427 19.51 Ollie Duffy SM Individual 10 466 19.52 Cathal Morrison M40 Individual11 437 19.57 Raymond Mc Bride SM Individual12 325 20.09 Cathal Harvey SM Individual13 321 20.19 Sammy Johnston SM 24/7 Triathlon 14 410 20.28 PJ Friel M50 Individual15 471 20.37 Gerard Callaghan M40 24/7 Triathlon16 355 21.04 Deirdre Diver SW Letterkenny A C17 370 21.06 Richard Raymond M50 Letterkenny A C18 470 21.09 Boyd Robinson M40 Individual19 455 21.10 Emma McGee SW Letterkenny A C20 425 21.21 Chris Nee SM Individual21 332 21.28 Noel Mc Cormick SM Individual22 454 21.29 Katherine McKinley SW Letterkenny A C23 323 21.58 Joseph Casey M40 Individual24 414 22.13 John Hughes M50 Individual25 316 22.13 Anthony Fox JM Individual26 445 22.20 James McBride M60 Individual27 428 22.51 Stephen McShane SM Individual28 352 22.53 Andrew Leighton M40 Individual29 322 23.00 Paul Gillan M40 Individual30 457 23.03 Allan Mailey SM Convoy31 369 23.04 Barry Carr SM Individual32 317 23.13 Martin Langan SM Convoy33 327 23.13 Karen Higgin SW Individual34 473 23.19 Ciaran Friel SM Individual35 330 23.20 Marie McAteer SW Individual36 329 23.26 Martin Carr SW Individual37 328 23.34 Thomas Friel SM Individual38 469 24.08 Mark Gildea SM Individual39 464 24.12 Danny McBride M40 Individual40 331 24.12 Claire McIntyer SW Individual41 361 24.16 Gretta Toye W40 Individual42 362 24.16 James Toye M40 Individual43 461 24.17 John Duffy M40 Individual44 486 24.18 Annette McCarron SW Individual45 413 24.24 Johnathon Wilson SM Individual46 485 24.25 Sarah McCarron SW Individual47 357 24.37 Paul McNally SM Individual48 463 24.43 David Oliver M50 Individual49 449 24.47 Sinead Kinnear SW Individual50 421 24.49 Declan Friel M40 Milford A C51 484 24.57 Liam Ferry SM Individual52 458 24.59 Ethna Fox W40 Letterkenny A C53 407 24.59 Irene McFadden SW Letterkenny A C54 420 25.00 Adam Friel JM Individual55 446 25.05 John Burke M40 Individual56 459 25.06 Eileen Morning W40 Individual57 468 25.13 Ruth McCrudden W40 Letterkenny A C58 433 25.31 Kevin Lynch M50 Individual59 426 25.32 Sean Bonner M50 Convoy60 349 25.42 Margaret Gallagher W50 Individual61 333 25.43 Amanda McGrath SW Individual62 456 25.44 Jason Peoples SM Convoy63 439 25.45 Goretti Sheridan W40 Individual64 351 25.48 Angela Doran W40 Individual65 309 25.55 Patrick Murray M40 Individual66 318 26.10 Anne Kelly W40 Individual67 306 26.17 Gareth O’ Donnell SM Individual68 368 26.22 Claire Anderson SW Individual69 367 26.22 Anthony Anderson SM Individual70 356 26.27 Noeleen Doogan W40 Individual71 373 26.29 Linda Clarke Walker Individual72 460 26.31 Margaret Bonner W40 Individual73 453 26.38 Jerry Burke M50 Inishowen A C74 305 26.38 Siobhan Mc Bride SW Individual75 338 26.48 Mary Bonner W50 Individual76 447 27.05 Annette Darcy W40 Individual77 324 27.07 Jimmy Gildea M40 Individual78 477 27.09 Ciaran Diver M40 Individual79 422 27.21 Avril Larkin SW Individual80 312 27.23 Louise Gallagher SW Individual81 441 27.27 Pamela McGranaghan W40 Individual82 442 27.27 Andy McGranaghan M50 Individual83 462 27.27 Denis Sheridan M50 Individual84 444 27.28 Edel Conway JW Individual85 434 27.32 Christine Chamber SW Individual86 465 27.33 Orla Redmond SW Individual87 406 27.47 John Fitzgerald – Individual88 435 27.57 Emma Gordon SW Individual89 302 28.06 Margo Mc Nally SW Individual90 452 28.06 Rosaleen Gallagher W40 Individual91 467 28.24 Maureen McBrearty W40 Individual92 319 28.25 Mary Gallagher SW Individual93 478 28.25 Stella McCole SW Individual94 430 29.01 Jane McGoohan SW Individual95 350 29.03 Mary McFettigan W40 Individual96 443 29.04 Rita Conway W50 Individual97 314 29.07 Martina Prunty SW Individual98 313 29.08 Collette Joyce SW Individual99 315 29.08 Martin Gallagher SM Individual100 481 29.18 Linda McGroarty SW Individual101 440 29.19 Donna Higgins SW Individual102 353 29.35 Donna McGettigan SW Individual103 354 29.35 Annette Olsen SW Individual104 363 29.39 Sophie Kelly W40 Individual105 482 29.42 Connor Lawless SM Individual106 431 29.53 Maria Mc Ginley SW Individual107 304 30.21 Louise Doherty SW Individual108 335 30.23 Denis Gallagher M50 Individual109 423 30.44 Geraldine McGinley W40 Individual110 483 31.05 Christopher Digimas SM Individual111 334 31.28 Madge Gallagher W50 Individual112 480 32.10 Julia Cannon W40 Individual113 301 32.20 Aine Mc Laughlin JW Individual114 348 33.32 Louise Gallagher Walker Individual115 346 33.32 Cathy Stewart SW Individual116 418 34.11 Grainne Cullen SW Individual117 419 34.11 Aisling Cullen JW Individual118 345 35.25 Sheena Stewert SW Individual119 344 35.25 Michelle Rankin SW Individual120 347 35.25 Eileen Gallagher Walker Individual121 359 35.46 Danielle Hamilton Walker Individual122 475 35.50 Jean McGlinchey W50 Individual123 474 35.51 Noreen Sharkey W50 Individual124 320 36.04 Charlotte Valentine SW Inishowen A C125 371 36.21 Ruth Mc Crossan Walker Individual126 472 37.32 Tina Lynch Walker Individual127 337 37.47 An Other Walker Individual128 436 38.45 Evelyn Cullen Walker Individual129 307 40.13 Eileen McElhinney SW Individual130 364 40.16 Mark Bradley Walker Individual131 303 40.35 Catherine Rodgers SW Individual132 326 41.25 Josie Gallagher Walker Individual133 358 41.25 Joanne Doherty Walker Individual134 476 42.22 Kelly Ford Walker Individual135 450 43.52 Allistair Jameson SM Individual136 451 43.52 Ellie Jameson JW Individual137 415 44.09 Jerry O’Donnell Walker Individual138 308 44.31 Ester McElhinney SW Individual139 408 45.44 Deirdre O’Donnell Walker Individual140 409 45.44 Eileen O’Donnell Walker Individual141 310 46.26 Anne-Marie Mc Cormick SW Individual142 311 46.27 Paula Crumlish SW Individual143 416 46.55 Janet Donnell Walker Individual144 417 46.55 Caroline Dillon Walker Individual145 372 54.38 Keelan Clarke JM IndividualTotal Runners: 145RESULTS OF THE DIVER’S RELAY FOR LIFE 5K was last modified: May 29th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:RESULTS OF THE DIVER’S RELAY FOR LIFE 5K
With Wexford Youths now odds on to claim the First Division title this season, Finn Harps promotion hopes are still very much alive and they head to Cobh Ramblers this weekend knowing that seven points from their final four games will guarantee them a play-off spot.Wexford beat UCD last weekend in the game in hand that the two sides had over Harps, meaning that Shane Keegan’s side have moved seven points clear at the top of the table.Another victory for Wexford this weekend, coupled with a Harps defeat in Cobh would see Wexford crowned champions with three games to go. However, as has been seen on more than one occasion this season, things can change quickly. A Wexford defeat at the UCD Bowl and a Harps victory at St. Colmans Park would certainly make things interesting again.Having said all that, a trip to Cobh is always a tricky encounter – something that Harps boss Ollie Horgan is more than aware of.“Cobh will be very difficult as it always is but even tougher this time around with the form that they are in and the number of players we will be without,” said Horgan.With no game last weekend, the suspensions have built up meaning that Harps face the trip south on Saturday without a trio of key personnel. Horgan has somewhat of a mini-crisis with Tommy McMonagle, Keith Cowan and Raymond Foy all suspended while Damien McNulty is out through injury. Packie Mailey, although back in training, is again a major doubt. “The difficulty of no game last weekend is that all the suspensions are carried into the Cobh game,” said Horgan. “Two of those would have been served last weekend but now they carry over along with Raymond Foy who has been added to the list this week coming.”In their last outing two weeks ago, Harps were held to a frustrating scoreless draw by Waterford United at Finn Park. Harps had what looked a winning goal from Damien McNulty chalked off for offside which added further to the frustration of Horgan and the Harps fans.“The Waterford game could have gone either way but we were obviously disappointed with the disallowed goal but maybe we will get that little bit of luck again,” said Horgan as he reflected on the game. “Waterford deserve great credit in the way they played and could have won it themselves.”While Horgan has continued not to set any goals this season, he would certainly be disappointed if his side didn’t finish in the top three at this stage – considering they haven’t really been out of the top two all year. As usual though, he isn’t counting his chickens.“We would be delighted if we make the play-offs but that is easier said than done with our difficult run in,” he said. If selected, Matt Crossan will make his 100th appearance for the club on Saturday evening becoming the 64th player to reach the feat for Harps.Harps have the upper hand on Cobh having won all three meetings between the sides this season. To stay in the promotion hunt, that run will have to extend to four on Saturday evening.TEAM NEWSSuspended: Tommy McMonagle, Keith Cowan, Raymond Foy. Doubtful: Packie Mailey.Injured: Damien McNulty (shoulder).FORM GUIDE (last six league games)Finn Harps: L-D-L-W-W-D (8 pts)Cobh Ramblers: W-W-D-L-W-L (10 pts)HARPS HOPING TO ‘RAMBLE’ THEIR WAY TO THREE VITAL POINTS was last modified: September 16th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Cobh Ramblersdonegalfinn harps
More than 50 Orange Order lodges from across Ireland joined brethren from Northern Ireland for the ‘Donegal Twelfth’ at Rossnowlagh yesterday.The seaside village played host from bands and members from Donegal, Cavan, Leitrim and Monaghan joined lodges from Fermanagh, Derry, Antrim and Armagh to march from St John’s Parish Church to the demonstration field just yards from the shoreline of Rossnowlagh beach.There they heard from Stuart Brooker, Assistant Grand Master of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland and Co Donegal Grand Master, David Mahon. Among those in attendance was DUP leader Arlene Foster who said the day was always very special.Yesterday marked the start of the Orange Order’s marching season and the only major march to take place in the Republic of Ireland.The Twelfth in Donegal has been held in Rossnowlagh since the 1900s and has taken place every year since 1978.It is traditional to hold the parade on the Saturday before the main Twelfth parades, meaning lodges can also attend marches in Northern Ireland. More than 50 lodges take part in ‘Donegal Twelfth’ was last modified: July 8th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal TwelfthRossnowlagh
Welcome to the Donegal Daily live festival blog from A Taste of Donegal Food Festival 2019.Get a sample of all the events taking place at the food and drink event all weekend from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th August.Click here for our guide to the festival programme, exhibitor list and parking. Live Festival Blog:<spandata-mce-type=bookmark style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=mce_SELRES_start></span> LIVE: The full menu at A Taste of Donegal Food Festival 2019 was last modified: August 27th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:a passion to inspirea taste of donegal food festivalchefsculinaryDonegal Towndrinkeventsfoodlive blog
The lake supports fishing communities as well as birds, animals and fish. The vast expanse of Lake Niassa asviewed from space.(Image: Wikimedia COmmons) MEDIA CONTACTS • Carolyn Cramer WWF-SA media relations manager +27 82 929 0348 RELATED ARTICLES • Malawi – Africa’s warm heart• SA farmer helps Moz neighbours • New bridge to boost African trade • Malawi villages get floating clinic • Mount Mabu yields hidden bountyMark ReidLake Niassa in Mozambique is now a protected area. That country’s government proclaimed the Mozambican portion of the lake a reserve in June 2011, making it the first protected freshwater lake in Mozambique.The new Mozambican reserve, which covers about 47 800ha and has a surrounding buffer zone of 89 300ha, has also received the green light for authorities to begin registration of the area as the country’s second Ramsar site.Mozambique is one of 160 parties to the international Ramsar Convention, which protects and preserves important wetland areas, especially in terms of waterfowl habitat. The convention is named after the Iranian town of Ramsar, where it was adopted at an international meeting held there in 1971.The country’s first Ramsar site is the Marromeu Complex in the centrally located Zambezi Delta, which empties into the Indian Ocean. Marromeu was designated a Ramsar site in 2004.The inclusion of Lake Niassa will bring the country’s total surface area conserved under this convention to 2 051 700ha.Lake Niassa shares borders with Mozambique, Tanzania – where it’s known as Lake Nyasa – and Malawi, where the locals refer to it by its other familiar name, Lake Malawi.Residents of the region also call it the Calendar Lake because it’s roughly 365 miles long and 52 miles wide (about 570km long and 75km wide).The lake, which covers an area of about 2 960 000ha and can be as deep as 700m in places, is the southernmost of the seven in the East African Rift system, and is the continent’s third largest lake.Protecting this unique ecosystem will open the way for plans to develop and expand tourism in northern Mozambique. Attractions for the interested visitor include diving, bird watching, and adventure trails. Lake Niassa is also renowned for its game fishing.Biological treasure troveThe lake’s tropical waters support the world’s last remaining freshwater corals, and are also home to more than 1 000 species of cichlid fishes – a large group which includes the freshwater angelfish and other familiar types – many of which are endemic to the lake.Niassa’s shores support not only animals and birds, but also human communities, who make a living from fishing, agriculture, farming, hunting, tourism, and trade in handicrafts.These local communities played an important role in the collaboration with the Mozambican government and its partners – the Coca Cola Company, the World Wide Fund for Nature and USAid – in setting up the structures for monitoring, managing and protecting the flora, fauna and environment.From now on the partner organisations will keep a close eye on potential threats such as illegal fishing, overfishing, erosion and deforestation, and the impact of climate change.Communities agreed that at certain times of the year, rivers could be totally closed off to allow fish to spawn. They also volunteered for duty as rangers, reporting to the district administration, to work together with authorities to enforce environmental laws.Because communities are dependent on fishing for survival, as are birds and animals, it is hoped that this innovative approach to the management of water usage will immediately begin to benefit the entire region. With the fisheries under protection, the livelihoods of communities will become sustainable.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Old corn ending stocks were 2.259 billion bushels, old soybean ending stocks were 435 million bushels, with old wheat ending stocks at 1.159 billion bushels. New crop corn ending stocks were 2.110 billion bushels, new crop soybean ending stocks were 480 million bushels, while new crop wheat ending stocks were 914 million bushels. The trade was somewhat surprised to see new crop soybean ending stocks at just 480 million bushels.Overall, the trade is bearish new crop soybeans due to record production in Brazil along with 2017 US soybean acres at a record high. Evidently, two records make a bear in the traders’ mindset. Prior to the noon report corn was up 1 cent, soybeans were up 5 cents, with wheat down 2 cents. Shortly after the report corn was up 4 cents, soybeans up 5 cents, while wheat was up 1 cent. Soybeans did reach 15 cents higher for the day within the first two minutes only to move off those highs.Brazil soybean production was pegged at 111.6 million tons compared to 111 million tons last month.This report will provide the first supply and demand table for corn, soybeans, and wheat for the 2017-2018 production year. Traders seem concerned that new crop soybean ending stocks could be 600 million bushels or higher due to the record number of acres in the U.S. that could reach close to 90 million acres. New crop corn ending stocks should be below 2.3 billion bushels as some are expecting it could be as low as 2.1 billion bushels. New wheat ending stocks should be slightly above one billion bushels.Old crop ending stocks for corn were expected to be 2.326 billion bushels for corn, 438 million bushels for soybeans, and 1.162 billion bushels for wheat. Those numbers reflect very minor changes from the April report.Many producers have been most disappointed with grain price activity for months. More specifically, prices from recent weather events have been very frustrating for producers. The perfect example was Monday, May 1, when corn was up 11 cents, soybeans were up 14 cents, while wheat was up 23 cents. The gains came largely due to the cold, wet conditions in Kansas when days earlier they had received 10 inches or more of wet, heavy snow in many locations. The hard red winter wheat crop in Kansas was thought to be reduced 50-100 million bushels. Yet, the following day grains were all lower. Why? The commodity funds seem to be extremely comfortable holding record short positions in the grains complex. So far they have not been forced out of that mentality; they have not yet been spooked. Grains have had several one day wonders this year with strong gains only to be lower in the days that follow.Numerous days this past week grains have closed lower when producers anticipated higher closes due to the planting delays in the eastern cornbelt of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. It boils down to clearing forecasts in the west that allow drying and planting which overshadow wet, cool conditions in the east. Bottom line, sun trumps ponding and wet fields. Producers in Ohio are starting to get back into the fields in limited fashion with others needing into the weekend with no additional rains for field work to begin.Three storm systems are slated to move through the central U.S. in the next 10 to 12 days. Corn planting progress with the Monday report indicating the U.S. had 47% of the corn planted, 52% was the five year average.Producers have a record amount of unsold 2017 corn in their bins. They are trying to be patient with many holding out for the $4 mark. Numerous reports indicate if July CBOT corn climbs above the $3.80 level, heavy selling will ensue. For the last eight weeks July CBOT corn has been firmly entrenched in a range of $3.60 to $3.79.Weather and planting progress in the next two weeks will have a major factor on price direction for the month of May.