Kwakwani upset Jets 88-65 as Royals win twice to advance to semi-finalsKWAKWANI announced their return to competitive basketball with an upset 88-65 win over fourth-ranked Amelia’s Ward Jets last Saturday night while Victory Valley Royals won twice over the weekend to secure a semi-final berth, as the 3rd Rock Entertainment open basketball championship began at the Mackenzie Sport Club hard court.Jets on the following night won against Bankers Trust Falcons 71-57 but by virtue of that opening loss, now have their hopes hinged on an upset win by the Bankers Trust Falcons to make it to the next stage of the tournament as only one team will advance from their group of three which has Kwakwani, Falcons and Jets.On the other hand, while the Royals are through having won their two matches, the Bulls need to win their game against Block 22 Flames in game two, Saturday night, to be among the semi-finalists. That would leave Flames winless after both clubs lost to Royals and would be coming out of that group of three.The Retrieve Raiders are already through to the last four by virtue of a bye and will face the club who make it out of the group with Kwawkani, Jets and Falcons.The semifinals are set for Sunday and the final next Saturday.In results over the last weekend Kwakwani, led by Dominique Douglas, 21 points, Leonard Primo 17 and Evans Johnson 16, overpowered Jets 88-65.At the end of the first quarter the scores were even at 18 and at halftime the Jets were ahead 33-30. But the Kwakwani side held sway 51-50 when halftime came and with a 37-15 final-quarter burst they romped home 88-65 winners.Orrin Rose had 19 points for the Jets with Akini Wilson adding nine. Also that night Royals scored a 57-30 win over Flames as Orlando Glasgow top-scored with 16, Chris Williams 14 and Harold Adams 10, while for Flames Selwyn Henry was their best shoot with eight points.Last Sunday night Royals got their second win with a 69-53 victory against Half Mile Bulls as Harold Adams led the way with 14 points, Alwyn Rodney and Trevor Profitt shot in 12 and Orlando Glasgow got nine and Chris Williams eight. For the Bulls, Dennis Niles netted 23 points, Jason Blair nine and Keifer Tappin eight.Jets then made amends for their opening loss with a 71-57 win against Bankers Trust Falcons behind Orin Rose who had 16 points as Adrian Webster, Akini Wilson and Neil Simon each netted nine points.
City Soccer swings into fall season
All games are at the Lakeside Pitch. City rivals, Nelson Innkeepers and Kootenay Co-op have the early lead in the Men’s Open League after one week of play. The co-leaders meet tonight in one of two games. U18 Rep meets Vikings in the other match. In the Men’s Over 35, Real Nelson leads the six-team league with a 2-0 record. Bia Boro and Ted Allen’s Jewellery sit tied for second at 1-0-1 with Red Dog third with three points. Jackson’s Hole, first half winner, and Club Inter are winless in two starts. In action Thursday, Club Inter meets Bia Boro, Ted Allen’s plays Real Nelson and Jackson’s Hole goes up against Red Dog. In the Women’s Over 30 league, Spring winner Dirty Dozen sit tied for top spot with 4-Play after one week. Red Dog and Finley’s Jiggers are winless heading into week two. All leagues begin playoffs later this month with the overall champ being decided in early October. The second half of the Nelson City Soccer League is now in full swing with three of the four leagues gearing up for playoffs later this month. The only league not up and running during the fall season is the Women’s Open League.Second place Crushers upset regular season champion Hot Kickers to claim the Women’s Open title. Meanwhile the other three leagues — Men’s Open, Men’s Over 35 and Women’s Over 30 League — kicked off the second half following the Labour Day holiday weekend. The Women’s Open League goes Monday’s with the Men’s Open set for Tuesday evening. The Men’s Over 35 League runs Thursday. Due to the shortness of evenings in September, all three leagues will switch to Sunday afternoons beginning Sunday, September 19.
Leafs road to the Cyclone Taylor Cup begins Friday the 13th
In all Nelson plays 20 of the 26-home-game-season on Friday and Saturday night — 10 Friday and 10 Saturday.Nelson hosts two Sunday afternoon matinees and three mid-week Wednesday contests.The final game of the home season goes Tuesday, December 31 against Murdoch rival Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the traditional New Year’s Eve game.Nelson, which opens came prior to the Labour Day weekend, has five exhibition games scheduled, the first Tuesday, September 3 at home against Beaver Valley.Nelson also hosts Creston, Friday, September 6 and Castlegar, Wednesday, September 11 before travelling to both the Sunflower City and Fruitvale.The season concludes Saturday, February 22 with eight games, including Nelson at Beaver Valley.The playoffs open the following weekend with the center of the universe coming together April 10-13 at the NDCC Arena when Nelson plays host to the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup.No doubt the Leafs want to enter the tournament as the KIJHL champ than by gaining an automatic berth as the host club. It’s obvious from the blockbuster trade the Leafs made with Castlegar during the summer, the pressure is on Leaf coach Frank Maida to advance past the first round of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs this season.Maida and Company, eliminated last season by Beaver Valley in the first round of the Murdoch Semi Finals, get the party started Friday, September 13 when the Green and White face the defending KIJHL champs on banner raising night at the Castlegar Complex.The KIJHL season opens the night before, Thursday, September 12, when Grand Forks hosts Spokane Braves in the Boundary City.Nelson returns home the following night, Saturday, September 14, to kick off the Cyclone Taylor hosting campaign against the Creston Valley Thunder Cats.
MATTHEW SWEENEY WINS AYR HILL SCHOOL 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME?
The second race in the gran prix and the first 5k in the gran prix took place in Ramelton tonight.The annual AYR HILL 5k road race and walk which raises funds for the school, was won by local man Matthew Sweeney in a time of 18.04 with local woman Danielle McNamee in a time of 22.56 taking the honours in the woman’s section.Time FirstName Surname Club18.04 Matthew Sweeney Letterkenny A C18.45 Ryan Jordan Individual19.41 Adrian Gill Individual19.56 leonard boyce Individual20.10 Jonathan Edwards Individual20.15 Luke Daly Individual20.25 Troy Hegarty Letterkenny A C20.51 Curly Coyle Individual20.56 Garvan Patterson Individual22.04 Martin Jordan Individual22.32 Joe Coyle Individual22.51 Francis Diver Milford A C22.53 John McElwaine Lifford A C22.56 Danielle McNamee Individual23.05 Ita McGettigan Individual23.14 Ewan Kemp Individual23.19 Aidan Kelly Individual23.40 John Craig Lifford A C24.10 Andrew Stewart Letterkenny A C24.12 Eamonn Diver Individual24.18 Frank McGettigan Individual24.34 Catherine Grier Individual24.42 Jamie Blaney Individual24.46 Joseph Casey Individual24.51 Nancy McNamee Finn Valley A C25.12 Brenda McCahill Individual25.46 Tommy Naughton Individual26.24 Sam Faulkner Individual26.34 Michael Gibbons Individual26.47 Mark Irwin Individual26.47 Joshua Carr Individual26.52 Ryan Stewart Individual27.05 Linda Sweeney Individual27.05 Michael Jordan Individual27.18 Georgina Fay Individual27.20 Jonathan Scanlon Individual27.47 Keirh Patton Individual29.27 Danny McLaughlin Individual29.28 Hilary Moore Milford A C29.39 Ellen Kemp Individual30.25 Sinead McTaggart Milford A C30.30 Lee Ponsoby Individual31.37 Ciaran Boyle Individual32.20 Roisin Crawford Individual32.23 Belinda Sheridan Individual32.35 Donna Edwards Individual39.39 Conor Jordan IndividualTotal Runners: 47 MATTHEW SWEENEY WINS AYR HILL SCHOOL 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: May 7th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Flying high with Brand SA
Seventy-five competitors and officials from 15 countries around the world battled it out for global domination at the recent 20th Precision Flying World Championships held in Brits, North West province.
Corn diseases progressing
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt Hutcheson, CCA, Product Manager, Seed Consultants, Inc.As the 2019 growing season continues, producers across the Eastern Corn Belt will begin put more thought towards their production plans and management decisions for the upcoming season. One challenge that has affected corn yields in our sales territory over the past few years is foliar disease, especially Northern Corn Leaf Blight. Anyone who attended one of our Winter Agronomy Meetings heard a discussion of what conditions promote diseases (Nothern Corn Leaf Blight and Gray Leaf Spot) and possible management options. You might ask, “What are the important management options that will protect yield from leaf diseases?” Although some of the important management practices have already been performed (crop rotation, hybrid selection, and tillage) growers still have opportunities to protect their corn from disease as discussed in the following list:• Scouting: Scouting fields is an important part of a management plan. Walk corn fields right before tassel emergence to determine disease presence and severity.• Identify Which Diseases are Present: Having the ability to identify specific diseases is a critical piece in managing GLS and NCLB. NCLB symptoms are brown or tan cigar-shaped lesions, ranging from one to six inches in length. GLS symptoms are tan or gray rectangles with parallel or straight sides, ranging from half and inch to four inches in length.• Effective use of fungicides: Whether or not to apply fungicides has become a more challenging question with lower commodity prices. Many factors must be considered when determining if a fungicide application is necessary, including: hybrid resistance, disease severity, stage of crop development, expected yield benefit, etc.While we don’t know if the weather for the 2019 growing season will be conducive for development of yield-reducing disease, we do know that there is plenty of disease inoculum in crop residue from the 2018 growing season. Should the right patterns of weather develop, producers in the Eastern Corn Belt could be looking at another year where leaf diseases threaten corn yields. As always, if diseases become a problem Seed Consultants’ knowledgeable sales staff and agronomy team are available to help customers determine where and when to apply fungicides.
Hyderabad, Apr 16 (PTI) Scoreboard of the Indian Premier Hyderabad, Apr 16 (PTI) Scoreboard of the Indian Premier League T20 match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders here today. Sunrisers Hyderabad: Warner c Yadav b Yadav 13 Dhawan c Uthappa b Morkel 6 Henriqueslbw b Yadav 6 Morgan c Shakib b Yadav 51 Hooda c Yadav b Russell 6 Ojhac Chawla b Morkel 37 Ashish Reddy run out 13 Sharma not out 2 Extras: (LB-2, W-4, NB-1) 7 Total: (for 7 wickets in 19.5 overs) 141 Fall of wickets: 1-18, 2-23, 3-36, 4-50, 5-117, 6-128, 7-141 Bowling: Morkel 4-0-35-2, Yadav 4-0-28-3, Shakib 3-0-18-0, Russell 3.5-0-19-1, Narine 4-0-26-0, Chawla 1-0-13-0. More PTI AH AH
Lisa Ann Recounts How She Met Notre Dame WR Justin Brent, “I Love My Little 19 Year Old”
SOUTH BEND, IN – SEPTEMBER 25: A general view of the opening kick-off between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Stanford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on September 25, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. Stanford defeated Notre Dame 37-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Last October, Notre Dame freshman wide receiver Justin Brent went to a New York Knicks game with Lisa Ann. The now-retired adult film star posted a couple pictures of the pair on Instagram and, later that evening, a selfie of them in bed together. This might have gotten Brent in trouble with Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly, who said the freshman was in his “doghouse” and “gets distracted easily” near the conclusion of the 2014 season. We haven’t seen any photos of Brent and Ann together since the Knicks game. It’s unclear if they still keep in touch. In an interview with GQ‘s Myles Brown, Ann recounted how she met the Notre Dame wide receiver. You were with Justin Brent recently…. I love my little 19 year old.How’d that start?I met him at a restaurant. We exchanged numbers. He was going to be on break from school and I was like, “Hey, why don’t you come to the city and we’ll go to a Knicks game.”I like these new friendships in a weird mentor kinda way. I don’t have children. Because I did porn, guys are just so honest with me, asking me sexual questions they might not want to ask their friends.Those answers came from a lengthy interview with GQ in which Ann describes her relationships with athletes. It’s a fascinating read. [GQ]
Southern Mountain Caribou engagement demanded immediately
Sources tell PRRD that this may include loss of access by industry and the general public to a large area of approximately 420,000 acres or 650 sq. miles located from Chetwynd to Mt. Lemoray North and South. This could result in significant loss of annual cut in the forestry industry.In May of 2018, Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna,declared that a few Southern Mountain Caribou herds face “imminent threats to theirrecovery”. The Province of B.C. says they have committed to protect and restore caribou habitat.The Regional District says it is supportive of these efforts but know that the stakeholders who are directly affected have not been included in planning and that all initiatives must be a result of science and evidence-based analysis.According to the Regional District, they and area residents have been promised stakeholder engagement in this process but it has not happened. There is concern that similar plans are in the works for the Quintette and Narraway herds in the Tumbler Ridge area and other herds throughout B.C.“The Provincial Government does not have a mandate to continue to make deals that will devastate communities and the way of life in the PRRD without involving the residents and industrial partners in our region”.PRRD says this analysis must be done throughout the entire Regional District to accurately measure any and all effects on the communities and way of life. CHETWYND, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District, in a release, is demanding that the province and the federal government suspend any further discussion on the Southern Mountain Caribou Recovery.The Regional District says a comprehensive impact analysis must be performed looking into the impacts this project may have on the affected communities.According to the Regional District, the Province and area First Nations are very close to signing an Agreement in Principle on the creation of a large area dedicated to the protection of the Caribou. The purpose of the area is said to be in response to the Federal Government concerns about Southern Mountain Caribou Recovery in the Burnt Pine Herd.
India may witness longer slowdown as oil imports, consumption decline
New Delhi: In a sign that slowdown in the Indian economy may be long drawn, a government report has projected a modest 3.5 per cent growth in oil imports this year. Considering that India imports more than 80 per cent of its oil requirements, slow growth in imports signals tepid demand and consumption. According to Oil Ministry’s Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC), country’s oil imports is projected to rise to 233 million tonnes (mt) in FY 20 against 227 mt in FY19, a growth of mere 6 mt. While slower growth in oil imports is good news for exchequer in terms of keeping the high oil bill under check, it also signals that less crude will be processed by Indian refineries as there would be less consumption of products such as petrol, diesel and ATF, indicating pressure points in the economy. After showing improvement in early part of 2018, Indian economy has again showed signs of a slowdown in the third quarter of FY19 registering a GDP growth of 6.6 per cent. This has led to overall growth projection for FY19 being downgraded to 7 per cent from earlier 7.2 per cent. International agencies have also brought down growth projections for FY20 to 7.3 per cent level. “While lower oil import growth cuts India’s oil import bill and helps it manage the current account deficit (CAD), this would be a factor of prevailing oil prices. If crude prices jump following tension in the Gulf, a cut is supplies from Iran and Venezuela and production slowdown by OPEC countries, it could add further pressure to a slowing economy,” said a former member (energy) Planning Commission, asking not to be named. Against projected crude oil import of 233 mt, the country’s import bill is expected to settle just around $113 billion in FY20. This is growth of a mere $ 1 billion over oil import bill of $ 112 billion in FY19. But the projection by PPAC is based on average price of Indian basket crude oil at $ 66 per barrel and average exchange rate for Rs 71 per dollar. Crude has remained above this level for most parts of current fiscal and is expected to settle well over average of $ 70 a barrel in FY20. This could disturb the initial calculations done by PPAC. Apart from crude, petroleum product imports (largely comprising petrol and diesel) have also remained tepid. Product import has, in fact, fallen to 32.5 mt in FY19 as against 35.5 mt in FY18. Also, worrisome is petroleum product exports, which have fallen to 61.1 mt in FY19 from a high of 66.8 mt reached in FY18. With a surplus refining capacity, India is a net exporter of petroleum products. But with international markets also witnessing a slowdown, product exports have been hit. In terms of petroleum product’s share in country’s overall exports, the number, however, has improved marginally from 11.5 per cent in FY18 to 11.6 per cent in FY19. The dependency of imported crude (on consumption basis), on the other hand, has increased from 82.9 per cent in FY18 to 83.7 per cent in FY19, meaning we are producing less oil and depending more on imports to meet domestic requirements. This dependency has consistently increased in all five years of the Modi government. Crude production in India has stagnated around 35 mt for past decade. In FY19, domestic crude production has dropped to 34.2 mt from 35.7 mt in the previous year. Despite best efforts of the government, domestic oil production has not increased. Government has now pinned hope on its new Hydrocarbon Exploration Licensing Policy (HELP) that institutes an open acreage policy to see more investment in the country’s exploration, thereby increasing the production in the coming years.