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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest At 65, Les Imboden recently retired from farming after selling his operation that ran through a fair portion of southern Ohio. He is among the most financially successful farmers from Ohio in his generation and many of his successes (and failures) are rooted in the hard lessons he learned battling through the 1980s.“When I started farming, it was a way of life and when I said it was a business many people were offended by that statement in the 1980s,” Imboden said. “Farming is a wonderful way of life but you also have to pay the bills by treating it like a business. That seems like such an obvious statement now, but back in 1980 that is not how some people were looking at it.”Imboden’s hard advice for facing the present tough times in agriculture may still offend some in 2016 as a new generation of farmers face prices dipping below production costs, but sometimes those hardest-to-hear lessons can be the most valuable in challenging times. So, those who read on should prepare to be challenged.“I get calls and they are heart-wrenching. They are from people you would never expect. They don’t want people to know their farming operation is in trouble. I feel for these guys and their families and what they are about to go through. I totally empathize with them. I remember the thought of having to bail out of farming was terrible,” Imboden said. “People said the 80s couldn’t come back and I hope they don’t. I know most farms are financially better off heading into this, but still, it is going to be tough.”Imboden, who did not grow up on a farm, started farming in 1980.“I started farming at a really bad time and had no cushion. I was married and we had babies. I faced the humiliation of having to get hand-me-downs and buying thrift shop clothes for the kids. A man feels pride in providing for his family and when you can’t do that it hurts really bad,” he said. “I had young kids and I wondered how in the world I was going to make the $119,000 farm payment twice a year. Nobody should live like that. It consumed me. The tail was wagging the dog. The stress in the 80s was horrible. I was trying to make my farm work that financially needed $4 per bushel corn prices when market prices were $1.74. It just didn’t work. The era of massive consolidation had begun.“I learned several life lessons during the eighties that saved me financially. While scared to death, I am grateful that I survived the experience of that decade. So, here we are 36 years later, low $3 corn and high inputs. Cash flow is really challenging once again. The $7 corn and $16 beans are just a memory of the past golden years. Remember those statements about how we were in a new era? A new plateau? There were those of us with gray hair quietly saying, ‘Remember the 80s?’ Well, it depends if you survive the next few years if these are the very best of times or the worst of times. Some of you will survive and prosper; others will have to move on to a new life. Embrace the changes coming and prepare yourself. Survival of the financially fit wins out.” Address core issues firstImboden’s first piece of financial advice is not really financial at all.“It is extremely difficult to enhance your finances when core issues are at risk — your health, your relationship with your spouse and children. Have a core of solid friends that will tell you when you are headed in the wrong direction,” he said. “Have farming be a good part of your life but not your entire life. Did you get that?“I remember all too well not sleeping at night, worrying about how I was going to pay the bills. I was a young married guy with two children and I was mentally paralyzed about my finances. I was fighting depression. Depression is real and if left unchecked, it will ruin you, the farm and most importantly, it will destroy your family. Yes, I will never forget those days. Back then I certainly was not thankful that I was going through financially tough times. Additionally, that stress carried over into my relationship with my spouse and children. I regret that so very much. Selling out seemed like the worst possible option and I would be labeled a failure. So, I stubbornly pressed on. Everything we do has consequences, some good, some not. So, what can I offer as advice for those of you concerned about your financial future during these challenging times? Take a deep breath. Be thankful for what you have. Be realistic. Think faith, family and farm and in that order. I mean that!”With this as the basis for change and decision-making, here are more tips from Imboden’s “Times and change will surely show: History does repeat itself.” Farmland ownershipWhen I was at Ohio State, Carl Zulauf told the class: “You cannot afford to buy farmland.”Nobody loves to own farmland more than I do. But you must understand the price of farmland does not have to go up. Around the world there is plenty of ground that is able to sustain crops. Improved genetics have opened up new areas to produce viable crops. That is why we have $3 corn and it may become the new normal. I treated buying my farmland as a separate entity and I made sure that the cost of owning the farmland, including principle and interest, should never exceed what I could rent that land for. If you can do that it is a good investment. If you are paying more to own the land than what you can rent it for, you are better off renting it.Owning farmland is wonderful and I love it, but you have to separate out that emotion. If land is costing $4,000 or $10,000 or $12,000 an acre you still have to cash flow. If your main focus is to farm and produce crops or livestock, you need to control the land, but you don’t have to own the land to control it. I get that we want to own the land, but that comes with a huge cost. When things are like they are right now, your banker will want to know how you are going to pay for it. I went through that. I sold everything I owned to make some farm payments. Did it work, yes, but it was a good thing we had government supports or I wouldn’t have made it. Controlling the land is the important thing, and you can do that by leasing it.But, you have to put an asterisk with this. On the other side, you should understand there will be times of negative returns and sometimes you need to find a place of financial safety for your money. Where can you put money that is safe? It is not only the return on your investment; it is the return OF your investment. Farmland can be a safe place to park your money. You may not get a positive return within five years, but it still should be a relatively safe place. Everything is cyclical and we have started the slide down. How far it goes, I don’t know. My guess is 30%. Farmland may have a negative return for a while, but it is a safe haven for capital investment long term. You have to decide if you are a farmland investor or a farm production operator. They are two very different things. You can be both, but you have to realize that is what you are doing when you buy farmland.And when you do own farmland, you must communicate with your banker. That really helped me. Bankers wanted to work with me. They had a portfolio of non-performing loans. They wanted me to farm as efficiently as I could and pay them what I could. It got to the point in ‘87 or ‘88 that I had people asking me to farm their land without even paying rent because they couldn’t get anyone else to do it. Will we get to those days again? Probably not. But it was a wakeup call for me.Don’t get me wrong — I love owning farmland and ownership served me well, but that was not planned, it just happened. Treat land ownership as an investment, and it must compete with renting land, or you might get into trouble. You approach land ownership like owning commercial real estate, it either cash flows or not. Understand farmland cap rate. EquipmentFarmers are materialistic. Sorry guys, but we are. Should you own, rent, or lease equipment or maybe hire someone to do that particular operation rather than tying up capital? I like nice new paint as much as anyone else. My accountant, who is not from a farm, asked me if I realized how much I had tied up in equipment. She asked me how much I used the 4240, because it looked like I had only put 15 hours on it last year. When you start looking at things like that it makes you think.I came up with a general, simple set of rules. If I haven’t used something in the last year, it needs to go down the road. What are the absolute must-have pieces of equipment on the farm? For me it was the planter, sprayer and combine. I left out tractors. Those big honking four-wheel drive tractors are wonderful, but you might lease them for a month with warranties. We used to rent Caterpillar tractors in the spring for 30 to 60 days at a time with a full warranty. That hands down made more sense than owning one. It cost maybe $4,500 a month or something. You don’t need to spend $300,000 for something you’re going to use 200 hours a year.Does it take away the pride of ownership? Yeah, it does. But what is your goal in life? Is it to have a bunch of equipment in the shed or is it to have a good return on your investment, take a vacation and send your kids to a good college? It’s about choices. I know people who have more equipment than a John Deere dealer. I know one guy that had more than $25 million in equipment at one point. I asked him why. “Because I like it.” Well, that is an answer, and if that works for you that’s fine, but if you want to be efficient, that might be a problem.Moe Russell pushed me to get more efficient with my ratio of equipment cost to production. The first time he challenged me I said there was no way to do what he said. He gave be some numbers and I think at first I was at something like seven times the ratio he wanted to see. He got my attention. I argued and said there was no way but he gave me names and a phone number to call. After that, it actually became fun for me to get that ratio down as low as I could. I think my goal was to get my harvest cost per acre down to $7 and we did it. But we had to get more acres off per hour and it actually meant buying more expensive equipment — like an 18-row head for example.We did look at sharing equipment, which looks good on paper but was not very realistic. There is some value in the efficiency of ownership. I own a boat, which is a horrible investment. I would be better just to go rent one. I understand that becoming more efficient with owning equipment is really hard, especially if you’re an antique tractor owner like I was and you like to go out and polish that stuff. But it is all about getting the job done and deciding if you need to own that stuff or not. Embrace change and failure with a positive attitudeIn farming we have to have a positive attitude to plant a seed and hope it makes it into the grain bin andLes ImbodenPhoto by Stacie McCracken, Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association.doesn’t rot. But sometimes we can get a little too complacent and we’re a little too sure of ourselves. We need a failure now and then. Getting knocked on your butt every once in a while is not a bad thing, if you learn from it. What just happened and why did that happen? How do I keep that from happening the next time? You need controversy to shake you up a little bit so that you can think differently. It is a choice to be negative or positive. Being positive takes a lot less energy and makes life so much easier. You have to not only be ready for change, you have to embrace change and enjoy change. It is going to happen so you may as well use that change to make things better. Learn from othersNetworking with successful people is contagious and life enhancing. People from far away often offer the best perspectives about your farm, your life and give the best suggestions. I had to go outside my state and outside of the industry to find solutions that would work for ag. Networking and peer review groups with people who were business-serious really helped me. Talk to people you trust who push the envelope hard. A geographic separation was helpful. I met with a peer group three days a week, twice a year, and we would tear a place apart with a SWAT analysis. We’d interview the owners and the employees and the wives. People wanted to tell their stories and share them with us. We’d have employees tell us things like, “Yeah my boss is an idiot. He doesn’t know what he is doing and he won’t do this and he doesn’t get it.” When you do things like that it makes you think and look at your operation a lot differently.Alan Lines, an OSU ag economist, entered my life in 1985. He tactfully told me I had to change or I would not financially survive. I certainly did not want to hear that and I fought it for a while before I admitted he was right. OSU LEAD I in 1985 and 1986 pushed my buttons and really made me uncomfortable, but that’s what I needed. That was the beginning of me networking with people possessing much different values and perspectives about life and farming. It was the beginning of a new way of thinking for me. Thank goodness. It was a close call and I almost didn’t make it.TEPEN Group — a Top Producer peer review group — created a tremendous networking and a brotherhood that was absolutely life changing. Ironically, it was that group that brought me to the idea that it might be a good time to sell out. They were right. The success of TEPEN was in part because our members lived and farmed far enough away from each other as to not pose a threat. We were not competing for land, or employees, and we promoted openness and honesty and most importantly, trust. Honest assessment and vision made healthy growth possible.Make a network of friends that last a lifetime. Have family meetings away from the farm. Reach out for suggestions. Have ag-related mentors and non-ag mentors as well. Learn to think differently — outside the box. Be respectful and considerate of others, especially those with opinions different than your own. “Yes men” are your enemy. Seminars are often really good. Take good notes. Type them up and review them every once in a while. Continuing your education, both in agricultural and culturally, is vital to seeing the future and adjusting for challenges.Finding new and different attitudes makes a huge difference. I often learned from people several states away or from people in completely different occupations, especially those from outside of agriculture. Traveling really opened up my eyes to seeing things differently and it tore down my thinking that I was always right and that this was a world of consumers who must buy my corn, at my price. They don’t. Get away to hear different perspectives. It is business healthy! Business plan/life planWe Americans want instant fixes. Just add water and stir. But instant fixes rarely are permanent repairs. Long-term successes come from foundation building that we often are in too big of a hurry to concentrate on.Think several steps ahead, several years ahead. Think several strategies and have a plan B and an exit strategy. Yes, have an exit strategy. As a pilot you are taught to always scan for a safe place to land even when things are going well. Believe it or not, there is life beyond farming.It always comes down to basics. Design a plan and execute the plan. I am always looking for the next thing. Think strategically.Make a conscious decision to improve your future. Be realistic. Write down goals and improvements that need to be made. Review them. Make adjustments. Life has curves and setbacks. Don’t dwell on them. Work through or around them. Communicate them with your farm family. Manage riskThere are so many types of risk to manage. Everything you do is about how to minimize risks and how much it costs to protect against those risks.The most valuable areas of risk management depend on your situation. I had the largest irrigated farm in Ohio. Most of my farms were very drought-prone soils. I managed my drought risk by investing in irrigation, which increased yields and lowered weather risk.Have a marketing plan to address price risk. You’ve got to get over the idea of hitting the market high and avoiding the low. Nobody does that every time. You’ve got to have help. I don’t need the bragging rights of always hitting the top. I just want to be in the top third. How do I defend my position in price risk? Futures and options are how I did that. I knew what the worst-case scenario was and I knew exactly what it would cost me to lower my risk. It was so much better for me to do that than to be on futures or just wait on cash for when I felt it was a good price. I did basis contracts too. Marketing should be a top priority but seldom is.Think total risk management all the time — financial risk, marketing risk, liability risk, public relation risk, employee risk, regulation risk, family relationship risk, health risk, spouse risk. Could you end up with a divorce? Better think about it. Never take your marriage for granted. Do marital enrichment classes. Date your spouse. I may have been smart on some things, but I was dumb in this department. As Clint Eastwood said, “Just find someone you hate and buy them a house. It’s easier and a lot less painful.” Never in my life did I ever expect the biggest threat to my farm career would be a divorce. Better take this risk seriously. It was never going to happen to me. After 35 years of marriage, all of a sudden, I was divorced. Never say never. Do not rely on the governmentFortunately, in the 1980s there was help from USDA programs, but relying on government help was a huge mistake. We farmed for the program and that was the wrong reason. I remember various segments in agriculture did not have the financial safety net that grain farmers enjoyed. I remember seeing non-farm business such as equipment manufacturers and the steel and auto industries close up in the mid-80s. Farmers were graced by the public then and there were other segments that went out because the public did not endear them. Not fair, but true. That was the wakeup call for me regarding global economics and the politics of international and domestic subsidies. Rely on your abilities. Be honest with yourself. Ask yourself, “What do I bring to my farm operation? Could someone else do it better?” If so, your days farming are numbered. Set priorities and define successAlways put things into perspective. Remember, your farm should not be running your life. Your farm operation should be a part of your life, but not all of it. Some of us German-blooded farmers tend to love land more than our families. Not kidding! Better step back and prioritize what is really important in your life.Many people say I am successful, but that depends on your definition of success. Define your definition of success. Separate successful farming from success as an individual. If your goal is being a certain net worth or farming so many acres or serving on several boards — fine. It’s a personal choice not for me to decide. I had certain goals written down and unfortunately they were all financial. Big mistake. I neglected more important goals. When you take your last breath, hopefully you made a difference for those left behind. Make memories that last. Life is short and unexpected things change the landscape quickly.I never wanted to not be farming. I wanted to drop in my field. That is how I wanted to die.Recently, I had many life-altering challenges. Many shook my core foundation. Sometimes, I dwelled on the negative and reacted poorly. In the past two years I have been divorced, faced cancer and radiation, multiple major back surgeries, kidney surgeries, and several other health issues. I sold the last of my farms last month. I have moved out of state and am starting another, very different, phase of my life. Some things I look forward to, others, not so much. Hopefully I will be able to pilot my plane again. I love touring on my motorcycle. But my health has suspended those activities at least for now. I did not expect any of these things that hit me in the last three years, but nonetheless they consumed my life.I waited too long to address some of these problems because it wasn’t a convenient time. I told myself I had to plant. I had to harvest. I can’t have an operation now. I kept putting things off. Well your body and your relationships can only take that for so long before you go too far and then it’s not fixable.I have a grand piano in my house and for me to not feel the ends of my fingers and not be able to play the piano is devastating. I love to do that but my stubbornness in not taking care of myself when I should came with a huge price.I am in Tennessee now. I have a boat, jet ski and a plane and I enjoy life. But my most enjoyment ever, other than the thrill of having children, is standing out in a perfect, beautiful blue-green corn field three days after putting nitrogen on it. That is heaven to me. To stand out there watching the irrigator go around and almost hear the corn go, “Ahhhhhh” — that is the best of the best. I am so grateful that I had that opportunity.Don’t start your bucket list when you are 85 or when you find out you have cancer. Smell the roses along the way. Don’t be afraid to change your life. Make corrections. Health and happiness are fleeting. Never take them for granted. Love your spouse like she may not be there tomorrow. Encourage your kids to live THEIR passion, not yours. Life is short. Don’t waste it dwelling on negative times or negative peopleJust because you work hard 20 hours a day doesn’t mean you are going to survive. In Brazil, I met people who will work all day for a bottle of booze and $6. People tell me that’s not fair. Well, it may not be, but that is reality. You can’t whine your way out of a problem. You have to face reality and figure out how to compete. If I had not hit that wall in ’85, ‘86 and ‘87 and had I not been scared as badly as I was, I would have just been average, and inevitably I would have been weeded out.Concentrate on your core competencies — the things you do better than anyone else. If you are not among the best in something, you better change, or get out. Exceed expectations for yourself, for suppliers, customers, employees, investors, and most importantly, for your family. Become the very best you can be. Never let down from that horizon. Never.May your rows be straight and the rains come at just the right time. Good luck and God bless.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With futuristic tractors that drive themselves, hybrids that can tolerate just about anything Mother Nature throws at them and more data than farmers know what to do with, today’s agriculture is certainly not your Grandpa’s agriculture. With all of these amazing additions to farming in recent years, some things that have been a part of rural America for decades are disappearing. Does that include the small feed mill in town?“The feed industry has been evolving for 30 years,” said Chris Henney, President and CEO of the Ohio AgriBusiness Association (OABA). “I can remember as a kid how we would buy bagged feed and we would take the empty bags back and the feed mill would refill them. You haven’t been able to do that for years now because regulations have been put in place to make sure that the feed is not adulterated or harmful in any way.”The latest regulations are being handed down via the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the most sweeping reform of food safety laws in over 70 years, which was passed in 2011.“Feed mills and smaller feed mills especially have had challenges staying up to current standards and meeting these new regulations,” Henney said. “That is causing some smaller feed mills to look at their time horizon, they haven’t updated their mills in awhile and maybe the owner is getting close to retirement and so they are making decisions as to whether it is worth their while to make these investments to meet compliance of FSMA or would the best option be to sell the mill or become a retail feed location.”In today’s tight farm economy, the idea of costly regulations becomes even tougher to swallow for small agri-businesses. The larger mills, however, are able to make the necessary adjustments and are prepared to help smaller mills as a supplier or to possibly purchase them if they do come up for sale.“The first thing that people think about when those situations arise is, ‘Am I losing some of my choices with my feed products?’ Certainly when you have a feed mill in your community that is just a few miles away you feel closer to them,” Henney said. “But I will tell you that OABA represents feed mills of all sizes and the larger feed mills are just as customer-driven. They want to build the same types of relationships that smaller mills have been able to build. Maybe the mill looks a little bit different in size and scope, but I think the same level of customer service can be achieved.”As for the future of the feed mill industry, Henney sees a very similar situation to that which is happening in other aspects of agriculture and other industries. With Wal-Mart or Amazon types of business plans seeing success, economies of scale are ruling the day. He says that feed mills will either ramp up and become bigger or scale down and serve a niche market, with little room in between.Earlier this year, two Ohio co-ops merged to form Centerra Co-op. The newly formed co-op is now a combination of Town & Country Co-op which once served north central Ohio from Elyria to Loudonville. Western Reserve Cooperative covered northeast Ohio from Kent to Ashtabula.One of the first lines of business for Centerra Co-op after the merger was figuring out what to do with the feed mill in Ashtabula County formerly run by Town & Country.“Leading into the merger as we toured the mill we had concerns about whether we could get that mill in compliance with FSMA,” said Jean Bratton, CEO of Centerra. “After the merger, we started digging in to the volume and the profitability of that mill and the volume has dropped off significantly as animal numbers, and the number of dairy farms in particular, shifted and declined in that area of the state. Profitability had declined along with that.”If FSMA compliance was the only issue facing this particular feed mill, getting the facility up to par would have had a $500,000 price tag, but that wasn’t the main reason for its closure. Bratton said it was a “3 strike” rule for this particular mill and regulations from the Food Safety Modernization Act was the final strike, following behind declining volume and profitability.“This was very tough decision, for us personally and then to communicate it out to the customers and the initial feedback was very negative,” Bratton said. “Dairy farmers are having a tough way to go financially right now as it is and farmers were very concerned about the additional cost of freight from a mill located farther away than this one. We sat down with many of those customers to work out plans that have included getting bins set up and making plans that make the change a little easier to make from a financial standpoint.”Bratton said that the main purpose of a co-op is to serve its members and if there was thought to be any chance of turning the potential of the mill around, it would have been considered. She added that not everything has to make economic sense in the present but it does have to have an economic future.ASE Feed & Supply has completed a major upgrade to the Plain City facilityASE Feed & Supply Store is moving in quite a different direction, as they have recently cut the ribbon on the expansion of their facility in Plain City. Among the recent changes is a new building for the store and office space. A new grain bin is also in place, along with an expansive warehouse and a much needed additional parking area.“When I first purchased this facility in 2001 we were simply a one room feed store,” said Ken Jewell, owner of ASE Feed & Supply. “We have become quite a bit more diversified since then by adding products for companion animals, bedding materials and retail feed to our store and that has been the reason for our growth.”The changing landscape of the feed mill industry is not hard to see from Jewell’s standpoint.“We are still an independent feed store and that is becoming rare these days,” Jewell said. “Good or bad, other smaller feed mills are getting gobbled up by larger companies and are going by the wayside. Our bulk trucks travel in a 40-mile radius now if that tells you anything.”ASE is in the long process of becoming compliant with regulations coming down the line from the Food Safety Modernization Act. In fact, the store is working with Kalmbach Feeds and a program that company has put together to help feed mills get to the goal of complete FSMA compliance.The biggest change that they have seen with these new regulations will be the amount of paperwork that is involved. Meeting future FSMA compliance is a continuing process but they feel that the extra steps will be worth it.
At long last, the Geocaching International Film Festival 2018 finalists have been chosen! These films stand out above the rest for their creativity, production quality, content, and contribution to the global community of geocachers. Let’s give a huge round of applause to the following films and directors:All you need is CACHE | slynieCOMA | Team CoMiKa (Comepiedras, MiTesoro, Kankus y MJ)Finding our family’s lost monument through Geocaching | rolfdenverGeo | ZippyZipperZooGeocache Mojo | jellyfishumbrellaGeocaching documentary: Winter caching in Finland | weellu & HarjusGeocaching in the change of time | Team GC-Therapiegruppe (McMuts, Baluteam, Frau Schmidt, Freilandjäger, matzoo70, Mönchen811, Sternschnuppe31)Geocaching is Awesome. | BretonvI Am Geocache | SkimboshJustice GIFF League | Team AlboGIFF (boret, carlos_cga, NaxoMenX, pequenaruth, riherpe, xmetraya&mancusina)Little Helpers From Outer Space | Team Cassiopeia (MudMen_GER, Dracou, Navi-Sol, MacPivi)One day | Team URNA (JeDie, geo.luki, Migvin, carodejka_s.r.o., Joeyk59, Pavoucek86, Re:Bell)Six techniques geocaching | F1ndmycacheTFTC | treasurehuntergdThe Night I Became a Were-Cacher | Fluffnight & kttyquestWhy I Geocache | TeamScortneyAttend a GIFF Event November 8 – 12, 2018 to see the 16 films and to receive the 2018 GIFF souvenir. Do you want to organize your own GIFF Event? Visit this page to learn more. Are you looking for geocoins and other GIFF merchandise? Visit Shop Geocaching or International Retailers.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedThe 2019 Geocaching International Film Festival Finalists Are…September 10, 2019In “News”Les finalistes du Festival International du Film de Géocaching 2018 sont…September 11, 2018In “Français”Calling all filmmakers! Create a film for GIFF 2019May 7, 2019In “News”
MOST READ View comments And that’s not just during the games.Anthony was the one who faced the toughest questions from reporters while other teammates could quickly escape as the losses mounted. And he was the one willing to speak up about social issues, around the country or in his homes in New York or Baltimore.The Knicks acknowledged that side of Anthony on Monday, donating $100,000 to his relief efforts in Puerto Rico, his father’s hurricane-devastated homeland the Knicks had visited with him a few years ago.The team believed Anthony would be with them Monday until just a few days ago. They hadn’t been able to find a trade that suited the franchise or player, and on Friday said they planned for him to be there when training camp opened.But discussions with the Thunder moved quickly that night and into Saturday morning, and by the afternoon New York had agreed to the trade that brought Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a second-round pick to New York.ADVERTISEMENT “He had made his sentiments known, as had we, and if there was something that made sense, we were going to move forward without him,” general manager Scott Perry said. “If it didn’t we were going to move forward with him, and this just happened to make enough sense to move forward without him.”Porzingis hoped Anthony would remain in New York, though understood why the move to Oklahoma City was better for someone he called a mentor and big brother. Kanter also believes the change of scenery will benefit the 33-year-old All-Star, who thanked the organization and city in an essay on his website.“I think he’s going to do a lot of good things in Oklahoma City, and there’s not much distractions,” Kanter said. “It’s a smaller city of course, you can focus on basketball. I think that’s what he needed. He can focus on basketball and just go out there and do his thing.”Kanter was giving a basketball clinic for orphans in Oklahoma City when he learned of the deal and has been beaming ever since about the move to a big city — one with plenty of Turkish restaurants — after the native of Turkey previously played for Utah and the Thunder.He played in some pickup games this summer with Anthony, who would have still been the Knicks’ best offensive weapon if he remained. It appears that will now be Porzingis, the 7-foot-3 forward from Latvia who will be entering his third season.He spent the summer back home, leading the national team in the European championships and didn’t return to New York until Sunday, the day Anthony arrived in Oklahoma City.Porzingis wouldn’t address his decision to skip his exit meeting with Knicks management before leaving. He only wanted to discuss the team to which he returned — the one that’s now his.“The past is the past and I don’t want to talk about that no more,” Porzingis said. “Let’s talk about the next season. I’m just excited to be here.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fajardo leads PBA Governors’ Cup BPC race; Durham top import BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks celebrates his basket in the first quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Madison Square Garden on March 27, 2017 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement Elsa/Getty Images/AFPGREENBURGH, N.Y. — Carmelo Anthony was the Knicks’ leading scorer, the one who made things easier for his teammates.He was also the voice of the franchise, often eager to use his fame and fortune for good.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa So the Knicks know they are facing a tough task in moving on without him — on and off the court.The Knicks completed the trade with Oklahoma City on Monday that sent Anthony to the Thunder and made Kristaps Porzingis the new main man in Madison Square Garden.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Obviously he took a lot of pressure off of everybody. We’ve got to understand that,” Porzingis said.“He was always the No. 1 focal point for the other team and I realize that. And now I’m going to be one of those guys that the other team is going to focus on. That’s going to make things more difficult for me, so it’s going to be different. It’s going to be way different. He draws so much attention and there might be more attention on me. So I have to be ready for that.” LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFiery NLEX coach Yeng Guiao was fined P11,000 by Philippine Basketball Association officer-in-charge Willie Marcial for an obscene gesture but was cleared by the league on allegations of San Miguel Beer point guard Chris Ross that he uttered a racist remark in their Philippine Cup game on Friday night.But that will be peanuts compared to the fines and sanctions that Marcial will levy on three players, whom he summoned to appear early afternoon on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Stay calm and be sensitive MOST READ Read Next Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Raymond Almazan of Rain or Shine and Eric Camson of Kia Picanto, who exchanged elbows and punches in an upset Kia victory last week, are likely to be slapped at least one-game suspensions, apart from being meted out fines that could go as high as P50,000 each.Mike Miranda of NLEX, who kicked Ross in the groin during that rugged match won handily by the Beermen, will also have a conference with Marcial and, because of several infractions earlier, could also be facing a suspension and a hefty fine.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe three players were slapped Flagrant Foul 2 penalties that carry at least a P20,000 fine and were ejected.But the Almazan-Camson scuffle was downright court hooliganism, and league sources said on Monday that the Office of the Commissioner will throw the full weight of the rule book on them. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Ross was likewise slapped a P2,600 fine for incurring two technical fouls—the second after got into a confrontation with Guiao whom he accused of uttering a racist remark.Marcial said that they couldn’t find witnesses who could validate Ross’ claims.The San Miguel point guard refusing to comment.Guiao’s P11,000 fine was for flashing the dirty finger at Ross, clearly seen on television replays, and because he cursed the San Miguel point guard.“The Office of the Commissioner finds no sufficient basis to discuss the matter of an alleged racist remark uttered by coach Guiao,” a PBA statement read.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting
Edward Kelly vs Sung Jong Lee in ONE: Roots of Honor. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Team Lakay’s Edward Kelly scored an impressive technical knockout over South Korea’s Sung Jong Lee, ending the featherweight bout just 2:51 into the second round in ONE: Roots of Honor Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Kelly recovered from his yellow card infraction late in the first round after he landed an illegal kick to the face of Jung when the two of them were tangled up on the mat.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Gymnast on her gruesome injury: ‘My pain is not your entertainment’ MOST READ Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Sung dropped his fourth straight fight and slipped to a 2-5 record overall.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Come the second round, Kelly took things to the next level and went on the offensive forcing Sung to the mat.Sung initially got hold of Kelly’s right foot but the Team Lakay veteran managed to slip out of it and proceeded to carry out his own striking offensive.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics The 35-year-old Filipino fighter rained down heavy punches from above but Sung bore through it all.It wasn’t until the halfway point of the round that Kelly truly dominated from the ground forcing the referee to call a stop to the contest.“I’m confident I can escape or tolerate his leg locks because I knew that the legs of Filipinos are strong,” said Kelly.This was a big bounce back win for Kelly (12-6) after losing to Singapore’s Christian Lee on Jan. 19.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Here comes “The Ferocious” one!💥 #WeAreONE #RootsOfHonor #Manila #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/DPx7kn1kWQ— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) April 12, 2019 Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES
Swansea defender Wilmot admits mixed emotions blocked facing Watfordby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSwansea City defender Ben Wilmot won’t face Watford in the Carabao Cup.The Hornets’ defender is on loan with the Swans but has not been allowed to play by his parent club as both sides go head to head in the competition’s third round. “I would’ve loved to have played because it’s another opportunity for game-time and Watford are a very good side so it should be a great game,” said Wilmot.”But it would’ve also been weird having to play against people I still class as teammates.“Also, if I had played then my first game at Vicarage Road wouldn’t have even been for Watford, so it would’ve been a weird one. As it happens, I’m not allowed to play but I’ll be there watching the game anyway and it should be a good evening.” TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say