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Sunday, November 01, 2015

Giants vs. Saints: New York Grades, Notes and Quotes | Bleacher Report

Giants vs. Saints: New York Grades, Notes and Quotes | Bleacher Report: There's no other way to describe the New York Giants vs. New Orleans Saints game other than pure insanity.�

In a wild game in which the two teams totaled 1,030 yards, the New Orleans Saints won 52-49 on a game-winning, last-second 50-yard field goal.

It was yet another heartbreaking loss for the Giants, who have become accustomed to blowing late fourth-quarter leads and losing tight games.

To make things even more interesting, that game-winning play was set up by a bizarre punt return, which featured a New Orleans fumble, eventual recovery and enormous facemask penalty by Giants punter Brad Wing.

New Orleans Saints’ Drew Brees throws seven TDs against New York Giants in record-setting NFL game

New Orleans Saints’ Drew Brees throws seven TDs against New York Giants in record-setting NFL game: It took the most prolific game of Drew Brees’ career and a clutch field goal by a new kicker for the New Orleans Saints to spoil a scintillating homecoming for Giants stars Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr.

The Saints’ defence then forced the Giants to punt from their 25 with 20 seconds to go. Marcus Murphy returned Brad Wing’s punt 24 yards across the 50 and fumbled, but Snead recovered. Conventional wisdom would have called for Wing to punt it out of bounds to prevent a return. He compounded the apparent error when he was flagged for a face-mask penalty, setting up the winning kick on Forbath’s first field goal attempt with New Orleans, which signed him before last week’s victory at Indianapolis.

Lori DuVall: Drive to the country is sobering experience - Opinion - The Buffalo News

Lori DuVall: Drive to the country is sobering experience - Opinion - The Buffalo News: Every autumn I take a drive to a small family farm in Niagara County to buy cider, apples and pumpkins. Like most Western New Yorkers, I love the fall foliage, particularly in our region’s rural areas, where the countryside is set ablaze with color. The farm visit allows me to enjoy both the changing seasons and the bounty it brings.

In recent years, though, I have noticed an ever increasing encroachment of housing developments en route to this formerly rural area.

At first it was a couple of subdivisions on the fringes of the farmlands. In the ensuing years I have seen more and more new builds, so much so that the produce stand I visit is now virtually surrounded by these developments. There are new streets, new homes and now stores and coffee shops popping up. I fear that one year I will make my drive only to find a big, expensive subdivision in place of the family’s farmlands.

Letter: Rising property taxes putting the squeeze on Minn. farmers | INFORUM

Letter: Rising property taxes putting the squeeze on Minn. farmers | INFORUM: County property taxes on farmland across Minnesota have increased to unprecedented levels. In many cases, a quarter section of land is assessed at $7,500 per year. Clay County is in the process of planning a new jail, and the Moorhead and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton school districts are planning new buildings because of lack of space for ever-increasing enrollments.

These issues will, most likely, push the tax on that quarter section to more than $10,000. For a farm of 2,000 acres, this will result in a tax bill of around $100,000. And over 10 years, $1 million. This is all happening at a time when commodity prices have gone down to Depression levels. (Corn in the ’30s was 25 cents per bushel in Iowa. That 25 cents would equate to about $3 in today’s money), while the cost of production, seed, fertilizer, etc. hasn’t moved lower. This is resulting in a price squeeze on producers.

Carroll County, Mississippi Farmland Profile


Farmland: 168,967 acres
Total Acres in the County: 401,747
Acres of Forest: 286,480
Percent of Forest: 70%
Major Crops: Soybeans, Cotton, Forage, Corn
State Rank: 44th
U.S. Rank: 2001th

Contact us if you are in the market to buy or sell land. We also can work as Buyer's Agent to represent you in finding and making the best deal on a land tract at no cost to you. Contact us at Robert W. Neill, Jr., Real Estate Broker,662-237-6969 (Landline) 601-519-0075 (Text or Talk) 504-613-0025 (Text or Talk) or via the contact form on this page.

Holmes County, Mississippi Farmland Profile



Farmland: 237,609 acres of farmland
Acres of Forest: 282,708
Percent of Forest: 58%
Acres of Forest: 282,708
Major Crops: Soybeans, Corn, Cotton, Forage
State Rank: 24th
U.S. Rank: 1,226th


Contact us if you are in the market to buy or sell land. We also can work as Buyer's Agent to represent you in finding and making the best deal on a land tract at no cost to you. Contact us at Robert W. Neill, Jr., Real Estate Broker,662-237-6969 (Landline) 601-519-0075 (Text or Talk) 504-613-0025 (Text or Talk) or via the contact form on this page.

Remembering the day 49 years ago when the New Orleans Saints were born: Jeff Duncan

Forty-nine years ago today, on November 1, 1966, at the Pontchartrain Hotel's Patio Room, NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle announced: "Professional football has voted a professional franchise to the state of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans." Applauding the creation of the league's 16th franchise are from left: Sen. Russell B. Long; Rozelle; Kenneth S. "Bud" Adams Jr., owner of the Houston Oilers of the American Football League; Councilman-at-large Maurice E. "Moon" Landrieu; Rep. Hale Bogs; Gov. John J. McKeithen, and Dr. Herbert E. Longenecker, president of Tulane University.(Photo by J. W. Guillot, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)




India to emerge as largest cotton producer - The Economic Times

India to emerge as largest cotton producer - The Economic Times: COIMBATORE: With domestic trade estimating cotton production at around 400 lakh bales, India is expected to emerge as the largest cotton producer in the world in 2015-16.

Cotton output in all major producing countries in the year, barring India, has been anticipated to be lower than the previous season.

As a result, China has had to vacate its place as the largest producer of cotton to India, according to sources in Southern India Mills' Association (SIMA), the apex body of spinners in the Southern Region.

The Durango Herald 10/31/2015 | Looking downstream

The Durango Herald 10/31/2015 | Looking downstream: In 1859, David Wall dug a small ditch from Clear Creek to irrigate his two-acre garden from which he sold produce to the miners up stream in Gregory Gulch. People back east objected to Wall’s diversion to land not directly adjacent to Clear Creek. But the miners from California who had come to Colorado brought with them a new idea of water allocation called prior appropriation. On Nov. 7, 1859, the territorial legislature passed a law making Wall’s and any other agricultural diversion legal under the “rules of the diggings.”

Japan's farmers eye export push, unfazed by TPP ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion

Japan's farmers eye export push, unfazed by TPP ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion: Japan’s high-cost farmers, sheltered by prohibitive import tariffs, might appear to be most at risk from a trans-Pacific free-trade deal agreed last month, but they are instead making an unlikely push to export more of their pricy produce.

The latest figures show that Japan’s agricultural sector exports only about 5 percent of its output, but Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sees the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, reached in Atlanta on Oct 5, as an opportunity, not a threat.

Louis Armstrong's Halloween return to New Orleans 50 years ago: Our Times | NOLA.com

Louis Armstrong's Halloween return to New Orleans 50 years ago: Our Times | NOLA.com: Louis Armstrong came home to a hero's welcome on Halloween 50 years ago, making a one-afternoon stand to help raise money for the New Orleans Jazz Club.
The whirlwind visit was Satchmo's first to New Orleans in more than a decade, and the city pulled out all the stops.

Vintage All Saints Day photos in New Orleans: A showcase our tradition of honoring our dead | NOLA.com

Vintage All Saints Day photos in New Orleans: A showcase our tradition of honoring our dead | NOLA.com: Phillip Harris knelt besides a small headstone, grasping a plastic scrub brush in his hands as he leaned on the marker for balance. The marker might have been white once, but age had grayed it, notwithstanding the annual cleansing Harris sought to provide.

It's a single photo among hundreds capturing the annual pilgrimage New Orleanians make to the city's cemeteries each year on Nov. 1 — All Saints Day. They come to contemplate, to grieve and to carefully pull a few weeds that have popped up between cracks in the pavement.

Luck is the draw on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune

Luck is the draw on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune: Pretty much every nook and cranny of the comfy waiting room at St. Petersburg-Clearwater Airport was filled with Sun Country Airlines passengers eagerly awaiting the next charter flight to the fabled Beau Rivage Resort & Casino on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast.

These mostly senior gaming enthusiasts were heeding the call of Lady Luck, who lures these fun-seekers to the Gulfport/Biloxi destination, where the Las Vegas-style atmosphere offers classy accommodations, flashy entertainment, noted restaurants and round-the-clock gambling. Best of all, these good things come in attractive packages at prices even retirees find affordable.

After years of being just a drive through for visitors heading to New Orleans and other points west or east, Mississippi’s Gulf Coast is finally on the radar screen.

Mary J. Blige reflects on Mississippi's influence

Mary J. Blige reflects on Mississippi's influence: here are the moments in early childhood — when a malleable brain is still learning to process the world — that leave an inedible mark. For Mary J. Blige, one of the most successful female R&B singers of her generation, it was the sound of well-worn vinyl grooves coming from her mother Cora's record player.