first_imgThe good result that gave Madrid that transfer of Valverde to Depor is what has encouraged the white leaders to now give Hugo Vallejo to the club of Coruña. The Blue and Whites are also immersed in relegation positions, in this case to Second B. The newly signed end of Malaga will be tested in an extreme situation, in which he will have to prove his category under the pressure of playing in one of the nine league champions and trying to avoid relegation. Fede Valverde It is the great revelation of the Madrid squad. Hugo Vallejo It is the last promise that comes to the white club. One is Uruguayan and the other is from Granada. Nevertheless, the two have in common the Deportivo in their training process.On July 28, 2016, Fede Valverde He signed his contract with Madrid. After a season in the subsidiary, the white club decided to transfer it to Deportivo so that it would fire. In A Coruña he played 25 games (1,316 minutes) and suffered the decline of Depor to Second Division. It was a very hard season, but It served to know the pressure of living in an extreme situation and maximum tension as it is a loss of category. That experience made him mature and grow football to the point of being Today it is one of the key pieces of the Zidane scheme.last_img read more

first_imgUSC senior Lodrick Stewart led the student section at Galen Center in displaying the university’s trademark victory sign as the school’s fight song played. Teammates surrounded Stewart, some going into the aisles, as the capacity crowd paid tribute to one of the Trojans’ best seasons since the Pacific-10 Conference expanded to 10teams in 1979. The players paid tribute back for the electric atmosphere that built all season and reached a crescendo Saturday. Then the players lifted senior walk-on Chris Penrose – who hit a 3-pointer in the final seconds – onto their shoulders and carried him off the court. USC’s 84-66 victory over California in its final home game displayed everything that has changed this year within the program – the attitude, the attendance and the atmosphere. “We said from day one, we’re not going to beg our people to come out,” said coach Tim Floyd after his team played in front of a sellout Galen Center-record crowd of 10,027. “You have to earn those things.” USC has done that with a team that has defied all expectations. The Trojans (21-8, 11-5) are guaranteed at least fourth place in the Pac-10, will take second if they win both games in Washington this week and can wrap up third with a win or Stanford loss in the final two games. This for a team that entered the season picked to finish sixth in the conference and starting freshmen at point guard and power forward. “We’re playing for seeding now,” Stewart said. “There’s not a doubt we’re going to the (NCAA) Tournament. I think we’re going now, and the coaches feel the same way.” center_img USC’s 15-3 record at Galen Center is its best home mark since going 16-3 in 1961. Stewart drained four 3-pointers to give him 220 for his career, breaking the all-time USC mark of 218 held by Brandon Granville (1999-02). His record-breaking shot came at an opportune time, as Cal (14-14, 6-10) had drawn within five points with a little over 13 minutes remaining. “It’s great to get the record on a day like this,” said Stewart, who left the game to large ovation with 55.8 seconds remaining. “It was so sad knowing it’s my last time playing here.” Stewart finished with 13points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots. Taj Gibson led the Trojans with 18 points. But the shot that drew the biggest crowd outburst of the season came from Penrose, the little-used walk-on who had scored three points entering the game. He came in with 2:23remaining, after the crowd had been chanting his name. Each time he touched the ball, fans yelled for him to shoot. His 3-pointer with the shot clock winding down in the final minute didn’t draw iron. But he got one more chance at his “Rudy” moment and swished a shot from the right corner with 5.3 seconds to go. “I turned around and looked at the student section and couldn’t really hear anything because the place was so loud,” said Penrose, who brought his career total to 16 points. “My heart was going a mile a minute, and I was just so happy and excited. It’s kind of a storybook ending to a little walk-on’s career.” (818) 713-3607 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

first_imgA Letterkenny chef has been refused a renewal of his gun license because of his convictions for cannabis possession.Letterkenny court.Peter Byrne, who is originally from Dunkineely, appeared before a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court looking for his license to be renewed. The court heard that Mr Byrne, 30, had been shooting with his father since he was 17.His father Michael also gave evidence of how he had taught his son to shoot and how he was a very responsible gun handler.He said he had been shooting for 52 years and his father and grandfather before him had also hunted.Peter Byrne told the court that he liked to shoot and also he liked to cook the animals he hunted for and that it was part of his life.However, the court was given evidence of previous convictions against Peter Byrne under the Misuse of Drugs Act.The court was told that as well as small amounts of herbal cannabis, the chef had also been found in possession of a cannabis grinder and weighing scales.The gun at the centre of the license application is currently held under lock at Killybegs Garda station.After reviewing the case, Judge Denis McLaughlin said he was refusing Mr Byrne’s application.“I feel the Superintendent’s refusal is entirely justified. I would like to know that the guy beside me had not got a habitual cannabis use.“I think I would be reckless if I allowed this appeal,” he said.JUDGE TELLS CHEF HE WOULDN’T LIKE HABITUAL CANNABIS USER OUT SHOOTING WITH HIM was last modified: March 21st, 2014 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) Tags:chefDunkineelygun licensePeter Byrnelast_img read more

first_imgThe women’s 100-meters hurdles is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, afternoon and is part of a thrilling half hour of hurdle races on the Blue Oval Devynne Charlton Bahamas 12.70 DES MOINES, Iowa – Keni Harrison, the world record holder and a three-time defending Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee Champion, is returning to Drake Stadium to defend her titles in the women’s 100-meter hurdles at the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. Harrison is part of a lineup that includes six Olympians including 2016 silver medalist Nia Ali. Keni Harrison USA 12.20 *^ Ali is another Relays’ regular returning to the Blue Oval after finishing fourth in 2016 leading up to her silver medal at the 2016 Olympics and her personal best of 12.48 was set at Drake Stadium during the 2014 USA Championships. Nia Ali         USA 12.48 2016 (Silver) DNF Adobe Acrobat Reader Women’s 100-Meter Hurdles Relays Week competitions begin Tuesday, April 23, with the Grand Blue Mile on the streets of downtown Des Moines. The heptathlon and decathlon get underway in Drake Stadium Wednesday, April 24, followed by the annual Capital Square Vault. Combined events conclude Thursday, April 25, at Drake Stadium followed by the annual Distance Carnival. Action continues all day Friday and Saturday at Drake Stadium.All-session, multi-session and single-session tickets for all of the action are available via, 515-271-3647 or visiting the Drake Athletic Ticket Office. Name Country PR * World Record^ National RecordPrint Friendly Version Phylicia George Canada 12.65 2016, 2012 The field also features a multi-sport Olympian in Canadian Phylicia George. The four-time Canadian national champion in the 100-meter hurdles and two-time Olympian who owns a personal best of 12.65. She also won an Olympic medal in the two-woman bobsled, having powered Canada to the bronze medal at the 2016 Winter Olympics. Story Linkscenter_img 2nd Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Harrison, who owns the world record at 12.20, owns four of the top 10 times ever run by an American in the event and is aiming to become just the second four-time Relays champion in the 100-meter hurdles. Cindy Ofili Great Britain 12.60 2016 Cindy Ofili of Great Britain, who was fourth in that same Olympic race also returns to the Relays looking for her first invitational win after winning collegiate 100-meter hurdle titles in 2015 and 2016 while competing for Michigan. Fellow member of the Commonwealth, Tobi Amusan, who is from Nigeria comes to the Relays after winning the Commonwealth Games title in the 100-meter hurdles last summer following a second-place showing at the Drake Relays. Jasmine Camacho-Quinn Puerto Rico 13.03 ^ 2016 Olympics Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Buy Tickets A pair of national record holders are also in the field in Jasmine Camacho-Quinn and Pedyra Seymour. Seymour owns the Bahamian national record at 12.64 while Camacho-Quinn is the Puerto Rican record holder at 12.40 and was a two-time NCAA Champion in the event.  2018 Relays Finish Get Adobe Acrobat Reader Pedrya Seymour       Bahamas 12.64 ^ 2016 Devynne Charlton, who competed in the event as a collegian at Purdue last season, joins the field again looking to add another Relays title to her resume. Tobi Amusan Nigeria 12.60 1st 2016 Get Adobe Acrobat Readerlast_img read more

first_imgKHC’s Dulf Musoke dibbles the ball past his opponents in a recent league game. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Defending champions Wananchi missed out on a chance to close on table leaders Weatherhead following a 3-3 draw with Kampala Hockey Club- Stallions on Sunday in the Uganda Baati Hockey League.In a tightly contested affair, the two sides saw off the first quarter deadlocked at 0-0, but the Stallions drew first blood going ahead in the 17th minutes through Benjamin Akara’s goalJerome Owori then restored parity in the 25th minutes but KHC regained their lead thanks to Paul Kayanja shortly after to end the second quarter and first half with an advantage.Wananchi came out a better side in the penultimate quarter and scored two goals through Collin Batusa and Jordan Acave with the latter’s giving the side the lead for the first time in the game.But with eleven minutes left of play, the Stallions were awarded a penalty corner, and Stanley Tamall’s goal was the outcome, and the match ended 3-3.Wananchi who were welcoming their creative midfielder Innocent Mbabali back from suspension had hoped to cut the lead atop to five points since Weatherhead were out of action over the weekend but came short of the task.Wananchi remains seated second in the table standings with 39 points. That’s eight adrift of Weatherhead. They however have played two games less.The Stallions who are yet to succeed in their attempt to win the league currently occupy the third position with 27 points.In the other game played on Sunday, Weatherhead Historical drew 2-2 with Makerere Stingers.Action returns on Saturday at the Hockey ground in Lugogo.Comments Tags: Kampala Hockey Club- StallionsUganda Baati Hockey LeagueWananchiWeatherheadWeatherhead Historicallast_img read more

first_imgFortuna creamed the cream city, dispatching Ferndale 47-13 Saturday at Coach Carlson Wildcat Field to claim its sixth straight Milk Can.“It’s a great rivalry, it’s a friendly rivalry and we want to make sure it continues,” Fortuna head coach Mike Benbow said. “It’s just a great game and we’re happy to win it.”Fortuna started the game slow throwing a first drive interception. Ferndale’s Landon Gomes jumped a route and intercepted Zac Claus’ second pass of the game.Ferndale tried seized the …last_img

first_imgAfrican mangroves are getting a helping hand from Nasa. (Image: Nasa) MEDIA CONTACTS • Temilola FatoyinboEnvironmental scientist, Nasa+1 818 354 9609 USEFUL LINKS • Nasa • WWF – mangroves • African Mangrove Network • East African Mangroves• World Rainforest MovementRELATED ARTICLES • World honour for SA botanist • SA scientists find plant barcode • African projects to save the earth Janine ErasmusAfrica’s endangered mangroves are getting a helping hand from the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (Nasa), thanks to a Beninese scientist from the US space agency who recently completed what is believed to be the first ever comprehensive survey of the continent’s mangrove swamps.Results of the survey will help African countries anticipate changes and implement measures to manage and protect this sensitive ecological system, which is threatened by commercial fishing, pollution, real estate development and deforestation.In many parts of the world, mangrove swamps are disappearing faster than tropical rainforests or coral reefs – faster, in fact, than survey data can be produced, giving ecologists no time to take action.However, the study carried out by environmental scientist Dr Temilola Fatoyinbo, currently based at Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a Fellow under its post-doctoral programme, could turn the situation around.Earlier in the decade, as a graduate student at Virginia University in the US – and always mindful of the delicate situation of the mangroves back home – Fatoyinbo decided to tackle the issue.Her project included the development of a new satellite technique for surveying the area, height and biomass of mangrove stands. Biomass in this case refers to the sum total of all parts of a plant, both above and below ground, and is helpful to scientists for calculating the amount of stored carbon dioxide.“We’ve lost more than 50% of the world’s mangrove forests in a little over half a century; a third of them have disappeared in the last 20 years alone,” she said, “but hopefully this technique will offer scientists and officials a method of estimating change in this special type of forest”.Mangrove conservationists now have three new types of mangrove maps to draw on – area maps depicting how much of the continent is covered by mangroves; a 3D representation of the height of mangrove forest canopies; and biomass maps.To check the accuracy of her measurements, Fatoyinbo travelled to Africa to personally measure trunk diameters and tree heights. Her empirical data closely matched the numbers generated by the computer.Dwindling livelihoodAn August 2009 Nasa report, detailing Fatoyinbo’s research, claimed that “impoverished fishermen along the coast of tropical African countries like Mozambique and Madagascar may have only a few more years to eke out a profit from one of their nations’ biggest agricultural exports”.The report went on to say that in a few decades’ time, this source of livelihood may have disappeared altogether. Should that happen, said Nasa, the implications are severe not only for the botanical world, but also for climate change, biodiversity and general quality of life on earth.Salt-loving plantsMangroves, which grow in the salty zone between land and ocean, occur along much of Africa’s coastline – from Mauritania in West Africa down to Angola, and from Somalia to South Africa on the east coast. They’re also found in the Seychelles and Madagascar.They play a crucial environmental role, as they stabilise the coastline against erosion, act as a buffer for ocean surges brought on by storms, and provide a haven for over 1 300 species of sea creatures, birds and animals. Many of these species are themselves endangered.Mangroves also take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere at an estimated rate of about 123kg per hectare.However, they play an equally important social and economic role in the fortunes of nearby communities. The swamps are ideal for small-scale rice and shrimp farming, the creatures that dwell among their gnarled roots provide added food security for communities, they provide timber and firewood and they protect villages from harsh storms, winds and floods blowing in from the sea.Africa’s 3.2-million ha of mangroves, running along 2 700km of shoreline, amount to roughly 19% of the global total.The largest surface area of mangroves in all of Africa is found in Nigeria, where the leafy stands play an important role in supporting regional wildlife as well as fishing. However, the plants are threatened by oil spills. In East Africa, the highest concentration of mangroves is found in Madagascar.Species found on the west coast include Avicennia germinans (white mangrove); Laguncularia racemosa; Conocarpus erectus; and Rhizophora harrisonii, R. mangle, and R. racemosa (red mangrove). Among the 10 species found on the east coast, the most dominant are Rhizophora mucronata, Ceriops tagal and Avicennia marina.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio receives 10% more rain per year, on average, than in the 20th century.“You can think of it as the ‘new normal,’ ” said Aaron Wilson, climate specialist for Ohio State University Extension, the outreach arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University.Ohio’s current annual average is 42 inches, up 3 inches from the 39-inch average in the 20th century, Wilson said. Three inches may sound like just a drop in the, well, bucket, but “the problem is the intensity at which the rain is falling,” Wilson said.The additional 3 inches aren’t spread across the entire year. Instead the bulk of Ohio’s rain is falling in intense rain events, followed by an increase in consecutive dry days, Wilson said. In July 2017, a rainfall dumped 5.5 inches of rain in two hours within Darke County, in the west central part of the state.Extreme rain events in which more than 2 inches fall during a rainstorm have increased by 30% in Ohio since the late 1990s, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That means a lot more water soaking farmland, filling ditches, forming ponds on fields or dribbling off.So, there’s greater potential for soil and fertilizer washing away from a field and into Lake Erie, which many municipalities rely on for their drinking water. In the summer of 2017, Lake Erie’s algal bloom level was classified as severe.“I think that’s why farmers are working really hard on correct timing,” Wilson said regarding farmers applying fertilizer on their fields.Wilson will address climate change and the impact of more rainfall on farmers and the water quality of Lake Erie during a talk at the Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference, March 6-7. Wilson’s talk on March 6 at 3:35 p.m. will be among numerous presentations at the conference at Ohio Northern University in Ada.Last spring, multiple rainstorms led Ohio farmers to replant the seeds they had sown, some multiple times, because of flooded fields. In the fall, rainfall delayed some harvests. The increased amount of rain and number of intense rainstorms shows how the climate in Ohio and beyond is changing, Wilson said.Given that, farmers might want to carefully consider how they apply fertilizer, and adopt techniques to prevent erosion so their soil’s nutrients — and the investment they made in them — don’t get flushed away, Wilson said.“Weather patterns have changed so we can’t just take it for granted that what we did in the past will work well now and into the future,” Wilson said. “The more we understand how our weather is changing, the better we can be about adapting to these changes and making decisions now and into the future in agriculture.”In planning to apply fertilizer to fields, it’s critical to know the forecast for 24 hours and use that to guide when and whether to make the application, Wilson pointed out. The first step in becoming resilient to climate changes, Wilson said, is to being aware of what shifts are happening, then figure out ways to adapt to them.For more information about the upcoming tillage conference, visit: read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It’s Kolt, Matt, and Dale this week on the Ohio Ag Net Podcast brought to you by AgriGold. Matt sat down with Bill & Susan Shultz, the 2019 Master Shepherds of the year. Dave Russell sent back some audio with Jenna Beadle who is the Director of State Policy for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. He also caught up with Jordan Hoewischer, also from Ohio Farm Bureau. Lastly, Dale visited with Tony Repeta from Franklin Equipment about their upcoming auction.last_img

first_imgPerhaps the single most valuable way for a child care professional to develop a truly effective partnership with a family is to learn what life looks like from their perspective. This is especially true when working with military families, particularly if a child care professional has little or no experience with military life. When we invite military parents to tell us their stories and share their perspectives, they can open our eyes to the impact of military culture and service on the day-to-day experiences of their family. It’s a viewpoint that can radically improve our understanding of the child and of the family as a whole, giving us insight on how best to work with them to provide wise and sensitive care and support for their child.Rhonda and her two boysI have become convinced of this truth through getting to know Rhonda Spearman, a military wife and mom whose Air Force Reserve family has navigated two deployments with two young children. Rhonda graciously shared her family’s experiences during our web conference, “Intentional Connections: Establishing Positive Relationships between Child Care Providers and Military Families.”From Rhonda, we all learned about the different ways her two boys showed, via their behavior, that their dad’s deployment preparation, separation and return (and mom’s stress) were deeply affecting them emotionally. We also heard Rhonda’s suggestions, born of experience, for child care providers, teachers and administrators who want to support child, homefront parent, and service member through it all.But, as you might imagine, our one webinar only provided enough insight from Rhonda to whet our appetites and make us want more! Happily, she has agreed to continue sharing what she has learned (and continues to learn) about military family life, young children, and supportive partnerships with educators through a series of blog posts. Each Tuesday, we will be posting a question from a child care professional’s perspective that is related to understanding and supporting military families, followed by Rhonda’s response.If you haven’t listened to the webinar yet, I strongly encourage you to do so. It’s available here (along with downloadable powerpoint slides and other resources). You will get to know Rhonda and her family and hear the many lessons they are learning about living the military life with two young children. You’ll also gain valuable ideas for supporting the military families that you work with.  And you’ll want to hear more from Rhonda in the coming weeks!Next Tuesday’s Q&A: Why might some military parents be uncomfortable talking to child care professionals?Check out the other parts of the series!Part 2: Understanding Parenting DecisionsPart 3: Why I’m Reluctant to Talk to YouPart 4: Insights from a Military ParentPart 5: Adjusting to Home Life after Deployment__________________________________________For more online resources and places to connect with others around the topic of child care for military families, check out our homepage.__________________________________________This blog post was written by Kathy Reschke, Child Care Leader at Military Families Learning Network.last_img read more