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Kootenay Volleyball Classic promises to be a fight to the finish

first_imgAt 2 p.m., Crowe meets Immaculata and the Cats face Elkford.After more preliminary round play, the teams settle into the playoff round Saturday.The final is set for 2:15 p.m.All action is at the Mount Sentinel gymnasium in South Slocan.Mount Sentinel opened the season by capturing the title at the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks tournament in Trail.The Cats host the B.C. Single-A Girls Championships November 28 to December 1. The Mount Sentinel Wildcats continue to build toward 2012 B.C. High School A-Girl’s Volleyball Championships after the South Slocan-based squad took the silver medal at the Immaculata tournament Saturday in Kelowna.The only problem is the team that won the tournament was host Immaculata, a team that sits one spot ahead of the Cats in the most recent A-Girls provincial poll.Immaculata also defeated the Cats in all three matches during the weekend, including a thrilling 25-23, 28-26, 15-9 best-of-five final.“We have each other’s attention with both teams believing they are capable of beating the other,” said Mount Sentinel head coach Joe Moreira.And what better time to rekindle that rivalry then, beginning Friday, at Mount Sentinel when both teams compete in the Kootenay Volleyball Classic 2012.L.V. Rogers Bombers, Fernie Falcons, Elkford, J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks, Prince Charles Comets of Creston and the Selkirk Storm from Kimberley join the two single-A powers for two-days of exciting action.“There’s enough strong teams to create excitement,” Moreira said. “In addition to Immaculata a number of other teams will provide good competition.”The tournament tips off Friday at 1 p.m. with Selkirk meeting Prince Charles and LVR up against Fernie.last_img read more

Honda awards lucky 2018 FIFA World Cup fans

first_imgThe two-month delay in giving the winners their dues was occasioned by Honda’s safety regulations also involved thorough background checks on the winners as well as transfer of ownership.“I’m so happy to finally receive the car because it has been two months of anxiety. It was my lucky day since I did not spend any amount coming to KICC. I just saw the advertisement of world cup final viewing at KICC and decided to come watch.” Said the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology graduate“After being announced the winner I could not take the car instantly because of one or two reasons but I have finally attained my license and happy to have it. I was always on the phone asking if the day will come or just to find out if the organizers had changed their minds. They assured me that all was well and now it is indeed a reality.” He addedHonda Kenya Chairman Isaac Kalua emphasized on the need for riders and drivers adhere to safety measures on the road to avert the many fatalities and injuries that result from recklessness.“Safety of all road users is paramount and that is why we had to delay the handover of these motorcycles and the car. The winners did not have driving license and that was one requirement. They can now do business and move around safely on those bikes. We have transferred ownership to them,” Kalua saidKICC Chief Executive Officer Nana Gechaga hinted at hosting fans to view the Africa Cup of Nations Finals next year at the same venue.“This was to send out a message that we have the capacity to safely host such events at KICC,” She said.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Brian Kiptoo a Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology graduate receiving the Car from Honda Chairman Isaac KaluaNairobi, Kenya, Oct 2 – Twenty-four-year-old Electrical Engineering graduate Brian Kiptoo finally drove off the Sh2.5 million worth Honda saloon car he won during the 2018 FIFA World Cup final viewing at Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC) in June.Five other lucky fans rode off with their new motorcycles won from a free raffles challenge on the evening France thrashed Croatia 3-1 to lift the coveted football trophy. Honda Kenya placed an embargo on the vehicle and motorcycles until the winners completed their driving lessons.last_img read more

Santa Clarita Things To Do

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Homecoming barbecue and game, 4:30 p.m. today in the Cougar Den at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $20 for adults and $10 for children. Call (661) 362-3435. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Choral Department Fall Concert, 7 p.m. today in the auditorium at Hart High School, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-7575. “Little Shop of Horrors” will be presented, 8 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $12 for adults and $6 for students, seniors and children under 12. Call (661) 362-5304 or visit “The Mousetrap” will be presented, 8 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. “Frankenstein” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 30 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $10-$13 for adults and $8-$10 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. L.A. Hardy and Jody Milkes will perform, 9 p.m. today at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12, or $22.99 for dinner show. Call (661) 259-2291. Lou-Lou’s Blues Band will perform, 8 p.m. today at Howie’s Pub, 31579 Castaic Road, Castaic. Call (661) 295-8755. Breakfast with the Gibbons will feature a continental-style breakfast, silent auction and guided tour, 8:30 a.m.-noon Sunday at the Gibbon Conservation Center, 19100 Esquerra Road, Saugus. Cost: $30 for adults 18 and up, $15 for ages 13-17, $10 for ages 3-12, and free for those under 3. Call Patricia Dahle at (661) 943-4915. Breast Cancer Awareness Golf Tournament, 8 a.m.-noon Monday at Valencia Country Club, 27330 Tourney Road, Valencia. Call (661) 253-8822. United States Air Force Band of the Golden West will perform a free concert, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 362-5304 or visit Tip-A-Cop fundraiser for the SCV Special Olympics, 5-9 p.m. Thursday at Black Angus Steakhouse, 27007 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-2121. The Bug Man will share his creepy, crawly critters, 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. Radio will perform, 9 p.m. Friday at Doc’s Inn, 23912 Lyons Avenue, Newhall. Call (661) 254-1651 or visit Steve Mittleman and QueVaughn Bryant will perform, 9 p.m. Friday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12, or $22.99 for the dinner show. Call (661) 259-2291. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Newhall Art Walk will feature original works of art displayed in retail stores along San Fernando Road in Old Town Newhall through Oct. 31. Call (661) 286-4018. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Animal Acres Farm animal shelter grand opening will feature farm animals, live music and vegetarian food, noon-4 p.m. today at Animal Acres Farm Sanctuary, 5200 Escondido Canyon Road, Acton. Admission is free. A VIP dinner will take place, 6-10 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $150 and $250. Call (661) 269-0986 or visit “I Sincerely Doubt That This Old House is Very Haunted” will be presented, 2 p.m. Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 30 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $10-$13 for adults and $8-$10 for students and seniors. Call (661) 799-2702. last_img read more

Two Inishowen Council Offices open all weekend to assist those struck by floods

first_imgCounty Council Offices in Buncrana and Carndonagh are to remain open this weekend to respond to the needs of those affected by the floods.Their opening hours for this weekend are 9 am to 5 pm.A spokesperson for Donegal County Council says that they are still responding to the needs of flood victims, and encourage people to get in touch if they need assistance. “Donegal County Council is continuing to respond to the needs of those affected by the floods and anyone who has made contact with the Council has been assisted or is in the process of being assisted. Those who require assistance are being urged to contact the Council directly and every effort will be made to provide the necessary supports and assistance.“The Council is co-ordinating the support being provided by the Defence Forces in a number of private housing estates and other areas in Inishowen. In addition, the Council is providing skips and dehumidifiers for properties damaged by the floods.”They are also providing housing for families left homeless after the freak flooding.“The Council is also providing emergency housing assistance for those in need following the floods and each case is being worked through with the household affected with a view to determining what assistance is required beyond the initial period of emergency accommodation as it is likely that some families will not be able to return to their homes for some time.” You can drop in or telephone 074 91 53900 during these hours or 074 91 72288 outside office hours.Two Inishowen Council Offices open all weekend to assist those struck by floods was last modified: August 26th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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 County CouncilfloodhousingInishowenlast_img read more

Dinosaur Fossilized in the Act of Laying Eggs

first_imgTwo eggs, with shell material still attached, were found inside the oviducts of a theropod dinosaur, a Chinese team reported in Science.1  This first-time discovery of intact eggs in the body of the female “suggests that theropod dinosaurs had two functional oviducts (like crocodiles) but that each oviduct produced only one egg at a time and that an entire egg clutch was laid through multiple ovipositions (like birds).”  The suggestion that the fossil provides an intermediate egg-laying structure between reptiles and birds was made on the basis of the position of the eggs.  It is improbable two eggs would be found in the ovary when the animal was fossilized, they explained:Unless sequential egg formation and shelling was very rapid and/or there was an extremely prolonged period of egg laying, the preservation of only two tightly juxtaposed eggs in the specimen strongly indicates that each of the paired oviducts simultaneously produced a single egg.   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)The fossilization process appears to have retained the shape and texture of the eggshells.  See also the popular writeups on this story in National Geographic, BBC News and MSNBC News.1Sato et al., “A Pair of Shelled Eggs Inside A Female Dinosaur,” Science, Vol 308, Issue 5720, 375 , 15 April 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1110578].The science reporters all seem to be jumping on the spin that this might represent a transitional form, and ignoring the remarkable fact that this animal was buried and fossilized within minutes or seconds of laying eggs.  The missing-link angle depends on interpretation of positions of the eggs relative to the pelvis and oviducts.  Notice how the paper said unless sequential egg formation and shelling was very rapid – a reference to how quickly this mother dinosaur was buried.  Could the rapid fossilization of this dinosaur been contemporaneous with a worldwide event that entombed a T. rex in Montana (see 03/24/2005 entry), leaving blood vessels intact?  If so, both these specimens were living much more recently than tens of millions of years ago.    There are many, many things different between dinosaurs and birds.  Finding structural similarities in oviducts begs the question of how egg-laying and all its prerequisite equipment evolved in the first place.  The ability to encase an embryo in a calcified incubator of the right size and shape, keep it at the right temperature for the right time, and provide instructions to the hatchling on how and when to break out, is what we want explained in the Darwinist storybook.  Even that story would beg the question of everything else that would have to be pre-existent for egg laying to work: the structure of the mother’s skeleton, the egg laying machinery, the developmental process, the mineralization and nutrient requirements, and the incredibly complex story of embryonic development.  Saying it evolved doesn’t make it so.    MSNBC News uttered another one of those ridiculous evolutionary lines that is self-contradicting, because it implies purpose on the part of the blind mechanism of natural selection, the very thing King Charles ordered expunged from biological explanations.  Any questions on why the final sentence below deserves Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week?  This is cartoon material:“The evolution of one egg at a time happened very early, before birds could fly, and then the evolution of only one oviduct happened later,” he said [Matt Carrano, curator of dinosaurs at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington].    “That might be related to the origin of flight,” he said, explaining that maybe birds wanted to lighten their body and so developed one oviduct.(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Diseases showing up in soybeans

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Northern Ohio and North Central Ohio farmers need to focus on Sclerotinia as we move into flowering.  Southern Ohio producers also have something to focus on, scouting for frogeye leaf spot.  There are still a few very high yielding but very susceptible cultivars planted in Ohio and it is the susceptible ones that we are most concerned about. Losses of 35% have been reported when the disease starts early and we have consistent, weekly rains.  Another complication in the frogeye story, Ohio has a mixed population, some strains are still susceptible to the strobilurin class of fungicides while other strains are resistant, and some fields have both.  We do have funding this year from Ohio Soybean Council to evaluate the strains for sensitivity to strobilurin fungicides.  So if you have some samples, please mail them to us and we will test for sensitivity to strobilurin fungicides.  This is done through the use of molecular markers which are targeted directly to the most common mutation that is known to occur for resistance development.  These markers were developed by another group, led by Dr. Carl Bradley, that was funded through a United Soybean Board and Illinois Soybean Association.The fungus that causes frogeye leaf spot, Cercospora sojina, infects new leaves.  So as you are scouting your fields, look in the top 1/3 of the canopy.  As new infections start, there are only a few spots scattered around the plants. At Western and here in Wooster, I typically will scout my fungicide trials at 50’ intervals.  In the early part of the season, I am lucky if I can find one spot – but this will be enough to measure yield differences at the end of the season.  This disease is polycyclic, meaning that everytime the moisture conditions are right, more leaves will be infected from the conidia produced on the older leaves.  The spores of this fungus are produced on the underside of the leaf so if in the center of the gray colored lesion, it looks like is has whiskers – those are the spores of Cercospora.  If the lesion is more tan, and there are black dots on the top scattered throughout the lesion, that is Phyllosticta, and is usually very minor.  If on the bottom it looks white and stringy, that is downy mildew and none of the fungicides have worked on this nor do we any indication that it actually causes a yield loss.  And finally, if there are no spores, the tissue is flat, even after letting it sit in a plastic bag overnight, this could also be herbicide injury. I’ve also seen where foam markers can sometimes leave round spots on leaves.Monitoring for changes and shifts in fungicide sensitivity is critical for correct recommendations for fungicides.  My colleagues to the south have eliminated strobilurin fungicides from the recommendation lists since all of their populations are now resistant.  At the end of 2017, we had fields that were sensitive, resistant but most were a mixture of both.  Stay tuned as we scour the state for samples and get the testing done.last_img read more

WebM Introduces Dev Preview for Open Video Format

first_imgTags:#Google#Video Services#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… curt hopkins Today WebM introduced a developer preview of its open Web video format. Described as “a broadly-backed community effort to develop a world-class media format for the open web,” WebM is backed by Google, but includes Mozilla, Opera, Skype, Logitech and dozens of other partners.The developer set includes the following.VP8, a high-quality video codec under a BSD-style, royalty-free licenseVorbis, an already open-source and broadly implemented audio codecContainer format based on a subset of the Matroska media containerMicrosoft has also announced it will support the VP8 codec.“In its HTML5 support, IE9 will support playback of H.264 video as well as VP8 video when the user has installed a VP8 codec on Windows,” according to Dean Hachamovitch, general manager for Internet Explorer.“VP8 is now a royalty-free video compression technology (“codec”), like Theora,” the Open Video Alliance pointed out. “It’s licensed using a BSD-style license.” It was previously owned by On2, which Google purchased in 2009. H.264 was originally intended to be patent-free but was set upon like a wounded springbok by a host of companies claiming ownership. Related Posts center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Assam citizenship: SC refuses to extend May 31 deadline for updating NRC

first_imgThe Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to extend the May 31 deadline for the ongoing process of publishing the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam in the wake of panchayat elections in the State, saying the polls should not become an impediment.The top court, however, spared the Additional Deputy Commissioner rank officer currently engaged in updating the NRC for the local bodies elections scheduled next month. “We have already said that the deadline for [updating] NRC is May 31 and the next 30 days for cross-checking of data till June 30. It can’t go beyond that and complete final draft should be ready by then. You deploy your surplus employees or request neighbouring States, but no employee engaged in NRC work can be spared or disturbed,” a Bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and R.F. Nariman said.The Bench’s remark came after the State government said the panchayat elections were due next month and urged that the employees engaged in NRC work be allowed to be deployed for the polls. The NRC is being prepared to identify illegal migrants in Assam.The Bench said it had no intention of interfering with the panchayat polls in the State and that they should be held as per schedule. But the polls shall not become impediment in the completion of the NRC, it added.Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing Assam, told the court that as per the Panchayat Constitution Rules of the State, the deputy commissioner is responsible for the elections but he was currently engaged in NRC work. “When we asked the deputy commissioner to work for polls, the State coordinator of NRC Prateek Hajela said it will be contempt of court as no officer can be engaged in any other work,” he said.To this, the Bench said if there was a statutory requirement, then the additional deputy commissioners of each district could be spared for the local bodies’ election, but no other official can be allowed to do any other job other than updating the NRC.The Bench asked all State governments, railways, banks, CBSE, UIDAI and Ministry of External Affairs to assist the NRC officials in verification of the records within the stipulated period.Mr. Mehta said if the panchayat elections were delayed in Assam, then the State would lose a grant of ₹1000 crore, which can be given only if the elected local bodies are in place as per the recommendation of 14th Finance Commission.During the hearing, the Bench also pulled up the Registrar General of India (RGI) for “putting spanners” in the work of updating the NRC.“Mr. Attorney General, we have received a confidential report from our sources and have found that this gentleman is putting spanners in the work,” the Bench said.Attorney General K.K. Venugopal, who was present in the courtroom, asked whether the court meant that the RGI was delaying the work. “Yes. We have received a confidential report regarding this. If that will be the case, we will not hesitate to direct for replacing the Registrar General of India,” the Bench said.RGI Shailesh was also present in the courtroom when the Bench made the observation and warned him of the action. The Bench posted the matter for further hearing on May 8.On February 20, the apex court had made it clear that the ongoing process of publishing the final NRC in Assam had to be completed by May 31 this year and work on it should continue without “any interference from any quarter”.The Bench, while noting in its order that the final draft NRC would be completed by June 30, had also dealt with the issue of the upcoming panchayat and local body elections in Assam, which were due in for April this year.The top court had said that the State election commission would conduct these elections as per schedule but the poll process should not cause the “slightest of interference in the publication of NRC”. It had said that the work of holding election will not be at the cost of upgradation and preparation of NRC.The first draft NRC for Assam was published in December end as per the apex court’s direction to come out with it by December 31, 2017.The apex court had said that the claims of those citizens whose names did not figure in the draft NRC for Assam that was published by December 31 last year would be scrutinised and included in the subsequent list, if found to be genuine.The NRC of 1951 is being updated for Assam in accordance with the tripartite agreement among the State and central governments and the influential All Assam Students Union (AASU), which was arrived at in 2005 to implement the 1985 Assam Accord.last_img read more

Russell Westbrook agrees to 10-year extension of contract with Jordan Brand—report

first_imgOklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook walks down the court in the final seconds of Game 2 of the team’s NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Houston. Houston won 115-111. APRussell Westbrook played the best basketball of his life for the Oklahoma City Thunder last season, winning the 2016 NBA Most Valuable Player award in the process.His efforts on the court have been rewarded, as the spitfire guard will reportedly sign an approximately $200 million 10-year extension with the Jordan Brand.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia PLAY LIST 01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:50Trending Articles00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue01:37Protesters 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 Rain or Shine fends off Wright, Phoenix Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Given the enigmatic superstar’s flair for the dramatic—both inside the court and when it comes to fashion—the shoe will be “unlike anything that Jordan Brand has done before.”Furthermore, the Jordan Brand also pledged to support Westbrook’s “Why Not?” Foundation and sweetened the deal with an “ambassador clause,” which would keep him with the company after even after his retirement.  Khristian Ibarrol /ra Read Next E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding The deal, as per ESPN’s Nick DePaula, will be the most lucrative ever in the history of Jordan athletes.The 28-year-old UCLA product is coming off a five-year deal with NBA legend Michael Jordan’s signature brand, which he signed in 2013.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 shutoutWith his stock getting higher after winning the league’s biggest individual award, the Jordan Brand took the opportunity to lock up one of the most sought-after stars in today’s game.Although details of the deal remain scarce, DePaula said Westbrook’s first ever signature line of shoes is also expected to be released.last_img read more