West Indies Batsman Marlon Samuels has signed a two-year endorsement deal with renowned bat makers C-A Sports. The lucrative, multimillion dollar partnership will see Samuels using the top of the range CA Plus 15000 Elite Player Edition bat, plus the CA Sports thigh pads and gloves until January 2019. Samuels, an elegant middle-order batsman, will start using the bat during England’s One Day International tour of The West Indies from March 3 to March 9. He joins a list of notable West Indian ambassadors, who have used the CA Sports bats, including Chris Gayle & Brian Lara.
Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Monteverde will inherit a UE squad, which went 3-11 this past UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament, led by super scorer Alvin Pasaol and playmaker Philip Manalang. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGoldwin Monteverde will be the new head coach for University of the East.The decorated bench tactician has been appointed as the new chief for the Red Warriors, taking over the post left by coach Derrick Pumaren.ADVERTISEMENT Austrian snowboarder Schairer breaks neck in scary crash MOST READ Sources close to the situation confirmed that Monteverde has been introduced to the team Friday morning.Monteverde, though, will have to wait until the end of the UAAP Season 80 juniors basketball tournament before assuming the role as he is still currently the coach for the NU Bullpups.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMonteverde steered NU to an 11-3 record and the second-seed, giving the Bullpups the a twice-to-beat advantage in the stepladder semifinals.The multi-titled mentor previously coached Chiang Kai Shek College in various collegiate leagues and also had a stint with the Adamson Baby Falcons. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson
(Right) Mac Abdala, FAO Country Representative, and FUN National Coordinator, Mr. Julius BassThe Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) through the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) program on March 28, 2017 signed an agreement with the Farmers’ Union Network of Liberia (FUN) providing US$98,000 to strengthen the capacity of Forest and Farm Producers Organizations (FFPOs) in Liberia.The new FFF agreement with FUN is the second targeting three additional counties, including River Cess, Gbarpolu and Margibi. The first agreement supported Lofa, Cape Mount and Nimba counties, bringing the total number of counties supported by the FFF through the FUN to six.The agreement aims to establish and strengthen the forest and farm commodity associations, improve communications and advocacy at local and national levels, as well as enhance their business and marketing capacities.Mr. Julius Bass, National Coordinator of FUN, signed the agreement on behalf of his organization, while Mr. Marc Abdala, FAO Country Representative, signed for FAO.During the signing ceremony, Mr. Abdala recounted the longstanding partnership between the FAO-FFF project and the Farmer Union Network in working with forest farmers for sustainable livelihood.He added that the funding provided will enhance the capacity of forest producers and add value to their productions.“We are going to work with forest producers in the targeted counties, adding value to their production and thereby ensuring that the forest is protected,” he said.With support from FAO through the FFF, FUN will engage smallholder forest producers and women’s groups through capacity enhancement exercises to reduce rural poverty and deliver food security, sustainable management of the forest, biodiversity and climate change.FUN National Coordinator Mr. Bass noted that the agreement will bring together smallholder and community-based farmers in a more organized way so that they will be stronger and more effective to increase their voices on policy issues to improve their business opportunities.“This will help organize farmers to get more structured and direct support and will give FUN the mandate to advocate for more enabling national policies and lobby for direct support from government and development partners to the forest and farm organizations,” he added.Multi-year partnership agreements are ongoing in ten countries currently, namely: Bolivia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Zambia, The Gambia, Liberia, Kenya, Vietnam, Nepal and Myanmar.Country grants are allocated to forest and farm producer organizations, government agencies and service providers at the country level; focus on organizing forest and farm producers’ increased policy voice; and for livelihoods and business. The supported activities reflect the local priorities, respect national dynamics between stakeholders, stimulate dialogue between parties, and respond to the variety of country contexts and opportunities.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
FORT NELSON, B.C. – A heavy rainfall warning issued for the Fort Nelson area has been continued this morning.Environment Canada says that bands of rain will move across the region, with the heaviest rain expected to fall along the Alaska Highway near Sikanni Chief, moving north towards Fort Nelson later this morning. According to the rainfall warning, between 30 and 50 mm of rain is expected to fall across the region by tonight. Heavy downpours could cause water to pool on roads, reduce visibility, and even cause flash flooding. The rainfall warning was originally issued just after 11:00 AM on Sunday.Read the full warning below:- Advertisement -Issued at 2016-07-04 11:47 UTC by Environment Canada:Rainfall warning continued for:Fort Nelson, B.C. (088100)Current details:Rain, at times heavy, is expected.Bands of rain will affect pars of the Fort Nelson region over the next 24 hours. The heaviest rain will initially be along the Alaska Highway near Sikani Chief. By early Monday morning, the rain will reach Fort Nelson. Local heavy downpours are also possible near thunderstorms. Totals varying from 30 to 50 mm are expected before the rain tapers off Monday night.Advertisement Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email email@example.com or tweet reports to #BCStorm in British Columbia and #YKStorm in Yukon.
0Shares0000And then just two minutes later referee Ricardo de Burgos brandished a second yellow for simulation in the penalty area.BARCELONA, Spain, Aug 13 – Real Madrid made light of a red card for Cristiano Ronaldo to deal a further blow to Barcelona by winning 3-1 in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday.Ronaldo, only introduced as a second-half substitute, was shown two quickfire yellow cards after blasting Madrid into a 2-1 lead with 10 minutes to go. However, Real extended their advantage with 10 men thanks to a sumptuous late strike from Marco Asensio.Earlier, Lionel Messi’s penalty had cancelled out Gerard Pique’s own goal as Barca failed to get the early season boost they needed after losing Brazilian star Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for a world record transfer fee.The sides will meet again in Madrid for the second-leg on Wednesday.However he saw yellow for his celebration as the Portuguese star took his shirt off after he scored his team’s secondWithout Neymar, Barca struggled to find their rhythm going forward as Gerard Deulofeu failed to impress in the role alongside Messi and Luis Suarez up front.Suarez had the hosts’ best effort of a timid opening half when his driven low volley was collected at the second attempt by Keylor Navas.At the other end Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s only serious save of the first period came when Gareth Bale’s effort from Isco’s dangerous cross was turned over.Madrid immediately upped a gear at the start of the second period and were rewarded with the opening goal in a manner that would have delighted most Real fans.Real Madrid players go over to congratulate Marcelo after his cross forced the Barca centre back to flick it into his own netPique is often Madrid’s chief aggravator, but the Spanish international was left embarrassed as he turned Marcelo’s delivery past the helpless Ter Stegen into his own net.Only an incredible goal line clearance from Jordi Alba then prevented Dani Carvajal from doubling Madrid’s advantage seconds later as the game began to open up.Ronaldo had been kept in reserve by Zinedine Zidane having missed most of pre-season after his participation in the Confederations Cup with Portugal, but was finally introduced for an action-packed cameo appearance on the hour mark.With Mateo Kovacic also replaced by Asensio, Messi was given more licence to create and led Barca back into the game as Sergio Busquets somehow blazed over from close range before Messi stung the palms of Keylor Navas.The Argentine eventually got on the scoresheet from the penalty spot after Navas was adjudged to have brought down Suarez inside the area 13 minutes from time.The Argentine celebrates with Suarez as they look to build on getting the equaliser during the first leg of the finalHowever, Madrid took just three minutes to retake the lead in stunning fashion as Ronaldo cut inside Pique before curling into the top corner.The World Player of the Year was booked for taking off his shirt in celebration.And that was to prove very costly just two minutes later when he saw a second yellow card for diving as he went down under a challenge from Samuel Umtiti inside the area.However, rather than offer Barca route back into the tie, Madrid all but assured they will lift the Super Cup for a 10th time when Asensio blasted into the top corner from the edge of the box as the game entered stoppage time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Gardai are investigating the discovery of a body on the Bundoran shoreline today.The body of a man was taken from the water this morning near the Crest of the Wave estate area. It is believed that the body was in the water for some time.The remains were taken to Sligo General Hospital for a post mortem examination. A garda spokesperson said that the outcome of the post mortem exam will determine the course of their investigation.The man has not yet been formally identified. BODY DISCOVERED ON BUNDORAN SHORE was last modified: April 15th, 2014 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:BODY DISCOVERED ON BUNDORAN SHOREGardai
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “The UCLA game?” Moore asked with a hint of a smile. “A little, but not as much as everybody thinks. Everyone’s going to make it such a big deal. We’re playing a top (10) team at their house. I just want to come out and win the ballgame.” Those who share the huddle – and a card table – with him, know better. “He’s been waiting for this a long time,” said Oregon State center Kyle DeVan, one of Moore’s closest friends. “He talks about it, too. Bad things happened with (UCLA coach Karl) Dorrell and those guys and he wants to show them he’s a player.” Said Hass: “It’s one he’s circled on his calendar.” As badly as Moore might want to win, his departure from UCLA after two years of back-and-forth competition with his classmate and former roommate, Drew Olson, might be viewed as a divorce that’s worked out well for both parties. The Bruins are ranked eighth in the nation and couldn’t be happier this season with the play of Olson, who has led them to three straight fourth-quarter comebacks. Nor could Moore be happier with where he’s landed. His teammates have taken him in, he’s happy to be away from Los Angeles and, for the first time since he left Hart High of Newhall, football is fun. “When I left, I was (bitter). It was the school I wanted to go to,” Moore said of UCLA. “Now, there’s no way I can feel bitter or mad at any situation. I’m just realizing what it’s all about. I found a new place to play, I’m having a good time. That’s life. It didn’t work out there, it’s working out here and that’s just the way it is.” Moore, as one might expect from somebody who played under three different coaches in his three seasons and spent last year away from football, has been inconsistent. He is 23rd in the nation in total offense, averaging 294 passing yards per game, but in the past three games he has been intercepted eight times and thrown just one touchdown pass. But most important is his leadership. Moore has brought Oregon State back from deficits of 14 points to Boise State, 17 against Washington State and 8 against Cal. He directed game-winning drives in the fourth quarter of all three victories, including game-tying and game-winning touchdown passes to Hass against Boise State and Washington State. In the win over Cal, he shrugged off three interceptions to deliver a screen pass to Nate Wright, who converted a third-and-11 on the Beavers’ game-winning drive. “I don’t know what the statistics are tonight – I don’t care,” DeVan said Saturday. “He led us to that win. You can tell he’s a winner.” That’s probably not the vision many had of Moore when he left UCLA. Not afraid to speak his mind with teammates, coaches and the media, Moore told reporters after a poor spring that he was the better quarterback as the Bruins headed to training camp in Dorrell’s first season. He then won the job. But Moore injured his knee in the season-opening game and then stewed when, with Olson managing the Bruins to a 5-2 start, he was told not to rush back. Moore would make four starts that season, but was pulled in the fourth quarter of his last two starts and did little to hide his displeasure. In a blowout loss to USC, Moore stood on the sidelines, listening on a headset as Dorrell told other coaches he wanted Olson, who had kept any of his disappointments to himself, to stay in the game as experience for the following season. Moore, with his helmet on, sprinted up the Coliseum tunnel to the locker room at the final gun. Shortly thereafter, he asked for his release. “He truly wasn’t happy from day one with Dorrell,” said Moore’s father Don, who came to the coach’s office one day during his first spring to talk his son out of leaving. “Matt could have stayed and battled, but he wasn’t enjoying himself. He didn’t want to keep playing musical chairs.” Moore wasn’t sure where he would end up. He took classes at College of the Canyons and considered Nebraska and Colorado State, then had a dalliance with the Angels, who made him a 22nd-round draft pick a year ago. Then last fall, Hart coach Mike Herrington let Oregon State defensive coordinator Mark Banker know about Moore. Coach Mike Riley watched high school, UCLA and workout tapes of Moore, then invited him to Corvallis, Ore., for a visit. “It was a long process,” Riley said. “I didn’t want a transfer quarterback who first of all wasn’t a good guy and secondly, couldn’t compete for the job. When we thought both those things were there, we went after him.” Moore arrived for classes in January and won his teammates over with his personality as much as with his big arm and mobility. He beat out sophomore Ryan Gunderson for the job in spring practice. “It’s about fitting in, being a teammate,” Riley said of the quarterback position. “None of the other stuff matters if you’re not that. Matt immediately became one of the guys. That’s the most important thing and then he’s a good player. He’s done a remarkable job when you think of first-year quarterbacks.” Said Hass, who makes sure he needles Moore whenever they see Olson make a good throw on TV: “He’s a likable personality. He wasn’t arrogant. He wasn’t saying ‘I’m the best.’ He just came in here and won the job.” The difference in how Moore is viewed in Corvallis and Westwood may be a matter of scenery, or perspective. It may also be a matter of maturity. When Moore arrived at UCLA, he’d turned 18 just days before his first practice. “I don’t think he knew how to handle the situation,” his father said. It’s a point Moore won’t argue, even if he doesn’t quite endorse it. All he knows is that he’s happy now. When he visited home two weeks ago during a bye, Moore hung out in Westwood with some of his friends from UCLA. He hasn’t spoken to any football players since he left, but he looks forward to seeing Olson, along with linebackers Justin London and Spencer Havner on Saturday. “It’ll be good, all laughs,” Moore said as he headed off to see his parents outside the locker room. “Win or lose, it’s going to be a good time. There’s no bad blood or anything like that.” Does he have anything to prove? “Sure, I’d like to put up some good numbers, but mostly I want to win. I don’t think I played to my best ability when I was there. I want to show people that I’m not just a backup that transferred,” said Moore, with what looked to be a very straight face. Billy Witz, (818) 713-3621 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Keeping a straight face – and a buttoned lip – won’t be easy for Moore this week when the former UCLA quarterback, who left Westwood two years ago angry and disappointed, returns to the Rose Bowl to play his unbeaten former team. As Moore stood outside the locker room Saturday, as giddy as the rest of the Beavers after their 23-20 upset of 18th-ranked California, he was asked how much he was looking forward to this week. BERKELEY – The night before a game, or whenever they’re looking to kill time, it’s easy to find a group of Oregon State players huddled together in somebody’s hotel room or apartment playing cards. In the middle of the pack is a good place to find Matt Moore. “Matt’s got a good poker face,” receiver Mike Hass said. “You can’t tell what’s going on.”
According to Live Science, a beetle preserved in amber, dated at 100 million years old, was caught in the act of using chemical warfare. “Soldier beetles” capable of this kind of advanced defense system were not thought to have evolved till 60 million years later. This article contains several statements worthy of the Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week prize:The discovery of a bug that roamed with the dinosaurs has shown that insects were equipped with chemical weapons much earlier than thought…. ….the beetle fired an acidic repellent at the attacker—providing researchers with a frozen glimpse of a 100 million-year-old battle for survival. What’s even more remarkable, he says, is that this finding pushes back the known existence of this type of beetle by about 60 million years, making it the earliest fossil record of chemical weaponry in animals…. ….the researchers concluded that the insect was most likely a member of an extinct soldier beetle species which was an ancestor to modern soldier beetles that pack similar kinds of ammunition…. “That this type of defense has been preserved through 100 million years of evolution is evidence that it works pretty well.”These quotes satisfy the prize criteria by: (1) attributing complex structures to evolution without explaining how they evolved (i.e., telling a just-so story), and (2) holding to evolutionary dating schemes even though the claim pushes the origin of the complex structure further back in time.Student Exercise: Try rewriting the LiveScience article without the evolutionary spin. Describe what was observed. Include facts that are remarkable and interesting, but keep the evidence open to other interpretations that do not simply assume evolution (including the millions-of-years dates).(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Forshey is encouraging poultry owners to ensure they are following recommended biosecurity practices after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that a highly contagious strain of avian influenza was detected in wild birds in Alaska. No other recent cases have been identified in the country.“While this finding is not cause for any immediate concern, it is a good reminder for poultry owners to develop and employ a strong biosecurity program on their farm, regardless of their size or production model,” Forshey said. “This will help them protect their flocks from this influenza as well as other diseases that can affect their birds.”Good biosecurity practices for poultry owners include the following:Monitor flocks for unusual signs of illness such as “snicking” (sneezing,) a 1% or more decrease in egg production, or an increase in mortality. Other signs to look for are wheezing, lethargy, and depression.Practice personal biosecurity and avoid contact with sick/dead poultry or wildlife. If contact occurs, wash your hands with soap and water and change clothing before having any contact with healthy domestic poultry and birds.Keep unauthorized visitors from having contact with poultry, a good practice whether there is a disease threat or not. Authorized persons should be required to wear protective clothing and shoes before entering a commercial poultry house.Avoid contact between your birds and wild birds whenever possible due to the likely migratory nature of this influenza. These virus strains can travel in wild birds without them appearing sick.Clean and disinfect farm vehicles or equipment before moving them on and off your property.Sick birds or unusual bird deaths should also be immediately reported to the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Division of Animal Health at 1-614-728-6220 or through USDA APHIS’s toll-free number at 1-866-536-7593. Additional information on biosecurity from USDA APHIS for backyard flocks can be found at http://healthybirds.aphis.usda.gov or by visiting www.ohioagriculture.gov.The Ohio Department of Agriculture works closely with the state’s poultry producers and USDA APHIS to closely monitor the health of poultry in the state. Detailed plans and protocols are in place to allow for a quick and coordinated response in the event of an avian influenza detection in Ohio.
Get ready for the 2014 Geocaching International Film Festival!This year at the Geocaching International Film Festival we received 60 entries from over 15 different countries. After the team of Geocaching HQ judges carefully reviewed each entry, we are excited to announce the 16 finalists that will be screened at the second annual GIFF on August 15 in Seattle!Congratulations to:Geocaching in CanadaTheBarnSwallowsToronto, CanadaFirst to Find – The Woodland HuntCarboKnightLukeUnited KingdomLa Búsqueda (The Search)nitescoCiales, Puerto RicoC9 H13 NO3 (Adrenaline)Peter!PortugalLove GeocachingChiliconsushiLille, FranceGeocaching TherapyL’Avanguardia TeamMilan, ItalyCacheheartMudMen_GERLuenen, GermanyGeoDoubleOwen15Toronto, CanadaThe Two MountainsHurricaneJuanMiami, Florida, USAThe Deadliest CacheTheHunting YoshiAkershus, NorwayThe Lonely Cachereldiablo11811Bronx, New York, USAThe UbercacheDuck MuscleNew York, New York, USAHow to Geocache in ThailandRazMcCazBangkok, ThailandGeocaching with SasquatchFrisky BiscuitsSeattle, Washington, USARemember the FallenmrbrimmFolsom, California, USASpend a Little Time With YouHurricaneBrainAlbany, Oregon, USAThese films will screen at Gas Works Park in Seattle, WA from 8-10pm (psst… this is the night before the Geocaching Block Party). Log your Will Attend here!After the screening we will announce the winners for the following awards:Most CreativeFunniest FilmMost AdventurousMost InspirationalBest CinematographyAudience Award (to be determined via text vote at the event!)And, hey look! Here is one of our graphic designers, Roxxy, working on the awards now!Geocaching HQ Designer Roxxy working on the awards.So grab that picnic blanket and meet us at Gas Works Park on August 15th where you’ll find new friends, ice cream, and incredible geocaching films!Check out these stills from some of the finalists:How to Geocache in Thailand by RazMcCazC9 H13 NO3 (Adrenaline) by Peter!Spend a Little Time with You by HurricaneBrainGeocaching with Sasquatch by Frisky Biscuits And one last thing:We wanted to give a shoutout to everyone who submitted films this year! The judging was incredibly hard and we were impressed with the amount of amazing work we saw. Thanks again for submitting your films and we hope to see more from you next year.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedInterviews With Geocaching Filmmakers – Part 1February 16, 2015In “Events”And the 2017 GIFF finalists are…September 19, 2017With 6 commentsInterviews With Geocaching Filmmakers – Part 3February 20, 2015In “GIFF”