Gutierrez has used 12 different defensive lines in 13 games

first_imgJosé María Gutiérrez has only repeated defense once: in the defeat against Elche and in the tie in Soria, Martos, Costas, Maras and Balliu acted. In the rest of the meetings, Torrejón de Ardoz has drawn a different defense, either with five troops (initially only in Lugo and Almendralejo) or four. If the figure of twelve LPRs in thirteen matches is striking, it is no less the fact that they have used up to twelve defenses in that period of time: Martos, Jonathan, Owona, Maras, Ozornwafor, Costas, Petrovic, De la Hoz, Balliu, Romera and Corpas.The previous names will be joined in the next days Francis, which will raise the figure to the dozen, which are the total players who have acted in the defense throughout the course, since, before breaking, Juan Ibiza acted in the first two days; neither Peybernes nor Tano did it, this summer’s acquisitions. On that first date the defense was formed by Romera, Owona, Ibiza and Martos, who repeated the next game.On day 3, the rear formed by Romera, Owona, Maras and Martos, the most used this season (up to five times) was released. The other most used defense was that of Balliu, Maras, Martos and Jonathan, who acted in the last two games of Pedro Emanuel and Gutierrez’s first. The coach born in Angola used up to seven defensive lines in fourteen days. It is not usual to see in a second classified up to 16 different defensive lines (not counting the modifications made in the second parts) once disputed almost three quarters of competition. And even less, that in his last thirteen meetings he has presented twelve different defenses. It is the stretch since Gutierrez is in command of an Almeria that does not finish seeing his defense set up, something weird for a title candidate. Last Friday it was rare to see a midfielder (Petrovic) central, a central (David Costas) on the right side and a right side (Romera) on the bench.last_img read more

Junda Morris-Kennedy Name WFA Liberia Representative

first_imgThe founder of Liberia Art and Fashion Council Junda Morris-Kennedy has been announced as the official representative for World Fashion Week (WFW) in Liberia.In an official communication, WFW President Paco De James said, on behalf of the WFW Executive Board of Governors, International Committee, World Fashion Exhibition and its subsidiary companies name you the official representative of the WFW in the territory of Liberia.The president added the representative is responsible for the nomination process, creating organizing committees as well as Goodwill Ambassadors. “WFW serves as a global platform for the national fashion industries around the world, as an Olympic style event, designers and professionals representing their nation of origin and cultural identities,” Mr James noted.He said “the objective is placing these artisans in the global market, in a celebration of cultural diversity expressed through the artistic and social movement of fashion.”WFW boss explained that nominee from Liberia will be under the rules and requirements dictated by the organization for its next year event in Paris.With this representation from Liberia, designers and professionals can participate officially with WFW and with recognition from the organization, he said.Meanwhile, Ms. Kennedy said she feel honored to have been chosen as the representative for this prestigious organization and promise that Liberian fashion professionals’ presence will be in full at the events in Paris next year.“I have been working for years to bring to light the so many talents that have gone unnoticed in the fashion industry and the perfect time has come for me to do that again,” Ms. Kennedy, who heads the 2016 nomination process for the West Africa fashion Award in Liberia, said.Talking about transparence she also said: “I will never use this opportunity to favor some one for nomination, my dream is to give everyone the chance to show to the world the uniqueness of Liberian creative landscape,”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

4,622 GBV Cases Treated at One-stop Centers Across Montserrado Since 2017

first_imgFaith Akovi Cooper (2nd from left) and members of the IRC staff IRC statistics revealThe Country Director of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Faith Akovi Cooper, revealed troubling statistics of violence against women in Liberia during her opening statement at a Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Prevention and Response Learning Conference hosted in Monrovia on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by the International Rescue Committee (IRC).Madam Cooper spoke to a crowd of over 100 participants represented by civil society organizations, international non-governmental organization, government representatives, donors and the media.According to her, 4,622 cases of gender-based violence have been treated across the five government-run One-stop Centers (OSCs) that the IRC supports in Montserrado County.Under IRC’s support, the number of survivors supported through the centers continues to increase.In 2017 a total of 1,344 cases were reported at the centers, while the total nearly doubled to 2,246 in 2018. Between December 2018 and March 2019 the five OSCs treated 1,032 GBV survivors.This rise is due to increased community outreach in strategic locations resulting in more public awareness about the free, quality services available at the facilities. This has led to more individuals seeking out care, especially adult survivors who are often victims of repeated domestic violence within their own homes.“These figures are troubling, and if you are sitting in the audience and not bothered by it, there is a problem, because the reality is that, we must all do more to turn the tides on violence against women and girls in this society,” Madam Cooper said.She stressed the importance of addressing the root causes of violence against women and girls. “We live in a society that is mostly reactive and less proactive so there is a tendency to treat the symptom rather than prevent it.” Yet, she cautioned, “an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.”Participants take note of some of the important comments.Madam Cooper believes that as long as Liberians do not prioritize the causes of violence against women, it will be difficult to turn the tide in this country. The prevention arm of GBV, according to her, needs government willpower to reinforce laws in creating safe communities for all.She told the women-dominated gathering that gender-based violence is a human rights issue that requires government’s intervention by putting mechanisms into place that will keep the boys and girls, safe at all times.Madam Cooper also underscored the need for Liberian authorities to begin rethinking how they can strategically and realistically fast track rape cases. “We have all made efforts to build in a meaningful level of collaboration and coordination; there is more to be done on this front, and this is one of the key issues that we want to delve into today,” she told the gathering.The IRC receives funding from Irish Aid to provide comprehensive support to the OSCs and has had a longstanding relationship with Irish around SGBV work. Elena Gromme, Program Advisor at the Irish Embassy in Monrovia, said the fight against gender-based violence is very close to Irish Aid’s core mission, and Ireland is fully committed both at the international and at the national level to support initiatives to the sector.The Irish Embassy has just launched its new development policy for international development, under the title, “A Better World” and gender equality is one of the main priority areas.“In Liberia, we recently launched our new embassy, and a five-year strategy plan, which reflects our commitment to support Liberia to reach its development goals. Ending violence against women and girls, and empowering them, is a key element of our strategy,” Madam Gromme added.She lauded the entire staff at the One Stop Centers for playing an ‘essential job’, and coping daily with incredibly distressing and emotionally intense cases of gender violence.The Deputy Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister, Alice Johnson Howard, lauded IRC for its contributions to the fight against gender-based violence in Liberia and called on everyone to raise-up and ensure that violence against women and girls is eliminated.Madam Howard shared that just as the country joined together to collaboratively fight Ebola, so too can we can do the same with SGBV in this country.The event was characterized by statements from various stakeholders working to address GBV, including representatives from civil society organizations, nurses and police officers working at the OSCs, police investigators, as well as those from the Ministry of Justice.The program included a panel discussion hosted by Madam Bentoiu Tehounge of the Ministry of Health Director of Family Health Division, and participants Madam Susie Telleh, Commander of the Women and Children Protection Section of the Liberia National Police; Ms. Lovett Saydee Sieh, Research Officer for the Gender Based Violence Unit of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection; Judge Serena F. Garlawolu of Criminal Court E and Ms. Anita K. T. Monger of IRC.They panelists share about their different roles treating survivors and supporting them to access the judicial system, highlighting their progress as well as key constraints faced in working to end gender-based violence. A key highlight was the briefing by Judge Serena F. Garlawolu of the Criminal Court detailing barriers to convicting perpetrators.She shared how many SGBV cases lack sufficient evidence to convict the perpetrator; and that medical staff play a key role in gathering necessary evidence, keeping careful records when a survivor reports to an OSC to make a strong case against a perpetrator.Madam Garlawolu also highlighted that many cases don’t ever make it to court, sometimes because parents of child survivors decide to not pursue legal action against the perpetrators. She warned about the necessity of taking legal action, and that in some grave cases the court system cannot allow waivers in even if a parent feels it is not in the best interest of their children.The day concluded with recommendations from participants which ranged from calls for more comprehensive support across Liberia’s counties, the need to fast-track GBV cases through the judicial system, the establishment of safe homes to support survivors in immediate danger, and the importance of strengthening collaboration across the different sectors in the system (clinical, legal, judicial).The IRC is committed to preventing and responding to GBV through a variety of community-based interventions focused on both response and prevention.In Monterrado County, in addition to the provision of clinical and psychosocial support to survivors at the five OSCs, IRC also leads a complimentary program in surrounding communities focused on activism, response and empowerment to prevent and respond to GBV.The programming includes working with men’s groups to challenge harmful social norms and drive transformed behavior change, women’s economic empowerment programming to increase access to and control of resources to reduce susceptibility of violence, adolescent girls groups to develop life skills and increase their power and safety, and women-led community activism to advocate for changes such as the passage of Liberia’s Domestic Violence Bill.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Accused bandits charged for mining camp robbery

first_imgTwo alleged cutlass-wielding bandits, who reportedly attacked and robbed a miner in his camp at Takatu Backdam, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), on Friday last were hauled before Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Titus ValenzuelaTerrence Bacchus appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and pleaded not guilty to the offence while Titus Valenzuela admitted to the charge which stated that on December 27, 2019, at Takutu Backdam, Cuyuni River, while being armed with cutlasses, they robbed Candacia Ramroah of a phone valued $58,000.It was further alleged that on the same day and the same location, while being armed with cutlasses, they robbed Joao Pintoo of $830,000, a cologne valued $87,000, a phone valued $5000 and 14 pennyweight of raw gold valued $180,000.Valenzuela in a plea of mitigation told the court that “I robbed him because my family needed the money”.As a result, Valenzuela was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment while Bacchus was remanded to prison.Titus ValenzuelaThe prosecution is contending that the robbery occurred at about 23:30h while Dostristinto, his cook and a worker, were sound asleep in their mining camp.According to the prosecution’s case, the two suspects, each with a cutlass, stormed the camp and threatened to kill the miner if he did not hand over the cash, gold and other valuables.After putting up a resistance, the cutlass-wielding bandits bound Dostristinto and proceed to ransack the camp. The cook and the worker were reportedly in their respective quarters when the men executed the robbery.Dostristinto reportedly told Police that the masked bandits relieved him of $830,000 that he had on his person and then robbed him of two mobile phones.They also collected four bottles of brand name colognes and 14 pennyweights of raw gold before they made good their escape.Shortly after the robbery, the worker and cook employed by Dostristinto became aware that something was amiss and went to their employer’s aid. The miner was then untied and he immediately contacted the police to report the matter.Investigators began their probe and the hunt for the two suspects intensified after they received information that the men were leaving the region.On Saturday, a team of policemen who were deployed at the Bartica Ferry Stelling observed two men acting in a suspicious manner as they were on board a vessel destined for Parika, East Bank Essequibo.The duo was taken off the boat and taken to the Bartica Police Station where they were searched, during which the money and other items were discovered.The case will continue on January 19, 2020, at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court.last_img read more

Teen hacks stepfather to death

first_imgBy Devina SamarooShrill screams escaped through the concrete walls of a two-storey building as an old man was being murdered, allegedly by his 16-year-old stepson.The dead man has been identified as Eustane Williams, 70, commonly known as Patrick, a security guard at the Aracari Resort, West Bank Demerara.The incident took place at his home in Crane New Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara just before noon on Thursday.Neighbours who were alerted by the cries for help rushed onto the street in time to see the lad, drenched in blood, fleeing the scene.He was later found hiding in a nearby latrine in a clump of bushes and was immediately handed over to the police.Reports indicate that the two shared a strained relationship and were often at loggerheads owing to the teenager’s alleged addiction to illegal drugs.Some residents say that the teenager was put out of the house since last year by his stepfather as a result of constant arguments that would regularly ensue between them.According to reports, the teenager is a high school dropout and would often spend his time loitering around the community.Guyana Times understands that the young man, in an act of rage, grabbed a cutlass and dealt his stepfather several chops about his body including head, shoulders and back.The man was discovered lying face down in his kitchen in a pool of blood flowing from his head, where the majority of chops were made.During the ordeal, the teenager injured his leg.Despite being wounded, the young man fled the scene but was caught by two residents who gave chase.When he was handed over to Police, he was taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital for treatment and afterwards taken to the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station for questioning.Dexter O’Bryan, one of the men who caught the suspect, explained to Guyana Times what transpired:“Like he head ain too right. When we find him and when I questioning him and ask he why he kill the man, he turn and seh that he went in the house for he clothes and that the man end up and chop he. But me ain feel that the old man would do that. He had a chop on he leg but I ain feel the old man do that. Some zinc musse cut he in de bush.”Peter Sugrim, another nearby resident, believed that the murder was premeditated: “I was told that since last night the boy was sharpening this cutlass. Like he planned all the time to do this thing. People say he does use drugs and that he ain’t in he right mind.”An extended relative of the dead man’s wife told Guyana Times that the teenager would often sell items from the home in order to fund his alleged addiction.“When Patrick does be at work at nights, you does see a whole set of them gathered at the house. And then you would also hear Patrick complaining that stuff does go missing from the house. I didn’t even know that he (teenager) was back here ’cause I thought he de get put out,” she related.The dead man’s wife is currently residing overseas. Police are continuing their investigations.last_img read more

City to further discuss RCMP building’s place in 2016 plan

first_imgCity Council carried an administration report in yesterday’s Committee of the Whole meeting to approve Facilities Maintenance Intervention and Capital Expenditures Planning, but there may be some more conversations to be had before decisions are made.Specifically, City Manager Dianne Hunter said there are ‘more questions than answers right now’ regarding what should be done with the state of the local RCMP detachment’s building.In 2014, among a variety of recommendations, Cornerstone Consulting suggested the building be upgraded, to bring it from 23,500 to 43,000 square feet — which will meet the detachment’s needs until 2034.- Advertisement -Mayor Lori Ackerman pointed out that a statistic notes Fort St. John’s population growth will continue to skyrocket until about 2040, when it is expected to plateau, and acknowledged that lack of space may become an issue once again within 18 years time.The RCMP detachment building is the most expensive public facility the City is responsible for, and this project would have $250,000 allocated in the 2016 budget, should it go forward.Mayor and Council made it clear they would like to look at all factors — such a projected population growth, staffing resources — before making a decision.Advertisement Another possibility on the table is looking at an entirely new building, as the current detachment’s facility was built in 1982 and is getting older and older.With this in mind, staff have to decide and weigh the pros and cons of upgrading the current building against creating a new one altogether, when population growth is still on the horizon for at least a few decades.The arrival of a new officer is also in the tentative 2016 Operating budget.last_img read more

Pochettino: Belief will be Tottenham’s greatest weapon against Manchester City

first_img Tottenham celebrate their 3-0 win over Norwich Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says he side’s self-belief will give them the advantage when Spurs travel to the Etihad Stadium to take on Manchester City in Sunday’s top of the table clash.Victory would see second-place Spurs move four points clear of Manuel Pellegrini’s side on a weekend that could prove pivotal in the title race, with Arsenal hosting surprise leaders Leicester in the day’s earlier kick off.Tottenham can take confidence from their 4-1 win over City at White Hart Lane in September, but Pochettino insists their current form is more important than past results.“The past is not important, the important thing is the level we are at now,” Pochettino said.“The team believes they can win. This is the most important thing. Now we just need to show we can win.“We have confidence and trust in ourselves. Football though is football. It is important to show we are better than them but we expect a very tough game because Manchester City have very good players.Spurs have the best defensive record in the top flight and boast some of the league’s most in form players – notably 15-goal striker Harry Kane – and go into the game as favourites against an ailing City defence.Despite City’s recent disappointments, however – losing to Leicester and only drawing against the likes of Everton and West Ham – the quality of imperial striker Sergio Aguero will surely pose a threat for in-form Tottenham.The Argentine has struggled with injuries this season but is now fit and in hot form, having scored seven goals in his last five matches.He also relishes playing against Spurs. He has found the net ten times in eight appearances against the north Londoners and scored all four in City’s 4-1 win over Tottenham in 2014.Tottenham will go into the game without top defender Jan Vertonghen, who is currently sidelined with injury, but Pochettino is confident stand-in centre-back Kevin Wimmer can shackle the Man City hitman.“After playing against Crystal Palace, Colchester, Norwich and Watford, I think he has showed good maturity,” Pochettino said of the Austria international.“And he showed good communication with Toby Alderweireld and with Eric Dier when we played with Dier at Colchester.“He is a very clever player, and has enough quality to play for us.“Yes it is a big test, but not only for Kevin, but for the team, for the squad. Every time that you challenge one of the best players or teams, it is always a big challenge.“But it is a collective challenge. They need to feel it is a collective challenge, not an individual one.“But I understand that is maybe his position, he needs to challenge one of the best strikers in the world.” 1last_img read more

Official: SoCal Marines likely to have deliberately killed Iraqi civilians

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 Another congressional official said lawmakers were told it would be about 30 days before a report would be issued by the investigating agency, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators believe that their criminal investigation into the deaths of about two dozen Iraqi civilians points toward a conclusion that Marines committed unprovoked murders, a senior defense official said Friday. The Marine Corps initially reported that the deaths were caused by a roadside bomb and ensuing firefight with insurgents. Newspapers have reported the Marines were from Camp Pendleton in Southern California. The official, who discussed the matter on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the yet-to-be-completed investigation, said the evidence strongly indicates the killings last November were unjustified. According to a congressional aide, lawmakers were told in a briefing Thursday that it appears as many as two dozen civilians were killed. And they were told that the investigation will find that “it will be clear that this was not the result of an accident or a normal combat situation.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

How Well Do Evolutionists Understand Endosymbiosis?

first_imgThe theory that early cells engulfed microbes that became mitochondria is often presented overconfidently.Most evolutionists accept without question the decades-old theory that mitochondria and chloroplasts are the remnants of free-living organisms that took to living inside a host. For instance, a paper in Current Biology (2012) states, “It is beyond doubt that mitochondria and plastids (chloroplasts) evolved from free-living organisms enslaved by other cells.” Whether through parasitism or predation, these microbes became accepted as endosymbionts (partners living inside) of other microbes; that’s part of the common story of the origin of eukaryotes. The endosymbionts changed over evolutionary time, sending some of their genomes into the nucleus but retaining some of their own DNA inside the organelles they were destined to become.How solid is this theory? An article in Science (Ball, Battacharya and Weber, “Pathogen to Powerhouse”) makes it look less confident than often presented. Some excerpts:Primary endosymbiosis is extremely rare: Only one other case is known, in the amoeba Paulinella. This rarity is usually attributed to the many innovations that are required for organelles to be integrated into the cellular machinery.However, the first challenges for an endosymbiont are to avoid being digested by the host and to replicate in its novel environment.These results [i.e., a lone case of an endosymbiont surviving its host’s defenses] also help explain why ancestrally mitochondrion-lacking eukaryotes (so-called archezoans) have never been found: They likely do not exist.When we turn our attention to primary plastid origin, the story becomes more complex.Living cyanobacteria neither possess the genetic toolkit to evade host defenses, nor do they encode effector proteins to interact with the host cellular machinery. So, how did the unprotected photosynthetic cell survive the early phases of the endosymbiosis? A potential solution to this conundrum was provided by the discovery of several dozen genes of chlamydial origin in the nuclear genome of algae and plants…. However, the details of this complex process remain incompletely understood.As the recent studies discussed here show, we are in an exciting phase of endosymbiosis research. However, we still lack some crucial information.The Lokiarchaeota [the presumed ancient hosts] were identified from assembly of metagenomic data; no living cells have yet been isolated to validate the genome assembly or test their actual physiological capabilities.Protist-infecting chlamydial cells with large genomes are continuously being isolated, but only a handful have been studied in detail and are represented in genome databases. Therefore, more data are needed to test the proposed role of pathogens in organelle origin.But perhaps what we need most are attempts at experimental primary endosymbiosis in the lab to learn the rules underlying this remarkable process.Ultimately, these advances will help us address the most vexing question about primary endosymbiosis: Why is it so rare?In short, endosymbiosis is a convenient anecdote, but it has not been tested, and it may not be testable. It’s never been seen occurring in nature except for the one putative case they mentioned. It has never been reproduced in the lab. In the philosophy of science, one-time ad hoc events needed to explain a phenomenon are frowned upon because they open a theory to accusations of special pleading.It is not necessary for creationists to repudiate all instances of endosymbiosis. Parasitism is very prevalent in nature, as is mutualistic symbiosis. But to say that this was a “great transformation” in the history of evolutionary common descent that “gave rise” to all eukaryotes (including humans) by an accidental process— that is a story, not a testable theory. It goes way, way overboard. Even if scientists observe an endosymbiotic event in nature or in the lab, it will not prove that’s what happened in the distant unobservable past.Even less testable is the idea that rare endosymbiotic events gave rise to whole lineages of future innovations. The only reason evolutionists are so tempted by the endosymbiosis theory is that they have a huge hurdle to leap over with Darwin faith. There are three main kingdoms of life (if one accepts the current consensus taxonomy), the archaea, the bacteria, and the eukarya. Eukaryotes are the only ones with organelles and a nucleus. It’s tempting for Darwinists to see a sequence there: a bacterium engulfed an archeon, and presto! A eukaryote was born. Michael Denton points out in his new book Evolution: Still a Theory in Crisis that even if this were true, it would not have been a gradual, Darwinian process. It would have been a saltational event, a dramatic leap in innovation. And bacteria, remember, have those amazing outboard motors (flagella). No living cell is primitive!Creationists have reasons to believe that microbes were created essentially as they are, except for degradation and parasitism that occurred after the Fall. Mitochondria and chloroplasts are too marvelously engineered for their functions as to have had an accidental origin. Observations about partial genomes in the organelles and other parts in the nucleus may be puzzling, but remember Nelson’s Principle: “If something works, it didn’t happen by accident” (quote in Flight: The Genius of Birds). There may be good reasons for the split genomes. The transporters that carry products of nuclear translation into the organelles are also amazingly complex and effective.Evolutionists have massive puzzles to explain. The ATP synthase motors in mitochondria and the photosystems in plastids are complex almost beyond description; where did they come from? How did the ancestors invent those? The endosymbiont theory doesn’t explain that, nor does it explain any of the subsequent “Great Transformations” natural selection would have to perform with Darwin Flubber to get from the first eukaryote to a kangaroo, a titanosaur or a human brain. Endosymbiosis is just a cute story that makes evolutionists feel good, as if they have made some progress in articulating the Grand Myth.**Weinberg’s Principle: “an expert is a person who ignores the small errors while sweeping on to the grand fallacy.” (Visited 67 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Rains Force Corps Response

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy EditorOMAHA (DTN) — Heavy rains over the past two weeks in the upper Plains are prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to first reduce water releases into the Missouri River from Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota, then increase the volume of water flowing out of the dam.The Corps of Engineers indicated concern that floodwaters could again overwhelm lowland areas in Iowa west of Interstate 29. The Corps cited that rainfall over the past two weeks has been 200% to 600% of normal throughout the entire Missouri River Basin.Over the past two weeks, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota have recorded heavy rainfall totals. In just the past few days, several cities in South Dakota were hit with rain totals of more than 7 inches, causing widespread flooding across the southeastern corner of the state, Associated Press reported. Some tributaries to the Missouri River again approached or topped record flood stages.In response, the Corps stated it will reduce releases from Gavins Point Dam, which have been at 70,000 cubic feet per second or higher since spring. The Corps stated it will reduce releases by 5,000 cfs on Saturday, Sept. 14, and reduce releases another 5,000 cfs on Sunday as well. The main reason for lowering flows is to reduce the risk of floodwater reaching Interstate 29 north of Omaha, said John Remus, chief of the Corps’ Missouri River Basin Water Management Division.The Corps stated that releases will drop 60,000 cfs from Gavins Point for no longer than three days. Then, the Corps will incrementally increase the flows 5,000 cfs per day until the flows reach 80,000 cfs by Sept 21. That will translate to just about 600,000 gallons of water flow per second.The increased releases will keep the series of Upper Missouri River dams holding at 16.3 million acre feet of flood storage that will be available for the 2020 runoff season, the Corps stated.“We have already seen four times the normal precipitation for September over the entire Upper Missouri River Basin,” Remus said.The Missouri River has been above flood stage since March 13. As of Sept. 13, runoff from the Upper Missouri River north of Sioux City, Iowa, has reached 49.9 million acre feet, topping runoff from 1997. As of now, 2019 runoff is the second highest in 121 years of records, behind only 2011, when 61 MAF was recorded.As of now, the Corps estimates total runoff from the Missouri River will be 58.8 MAF. But in just the last two weeks, the Corps has had to raise its estimates by about 4.2 MAF.Chris Clayton can be reached at Chris.Clayton@dtn.comFollow him on Twitter @ChrisClaytonDTN(AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more