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ORVC Weekly Report (December 18 – January 6)

first_imgORVC Weekly Report(December 18 – January 6)Players of the Week.Girls Basketball:  Lucy Carrigan – Rising SunBoys Basketball:  Austin South – Switzerland CountyORVC Report (December 18-January 6)Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.last_img

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports March 18, 2020 This is the second time the 47-year-old Waerner has run the Iditarod. He earned Rookie of the Year honors for his 17th place finish in 2015. Two other Norwegian mushers have won the Iditarod.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 A person familiar with the discussions tells The Associated Press that due to free agents not being able to travel and actually sign agreements, the deals might not be confirmed by teams today when the NFL’s business season begins. The league has banned travel for players and team personnel as a safeguard against the new coronavirus, and has advised clubs that physical exams can only be taken locally by free agents who reach deals.There has been a flurry of activity in free agency, including reported deals that would send several star NFL quarterbacks to new teams. Tom Brady could be headed to Tampa Bay after announcing that his career with the New England Patriots is over. Longtime Chargers star Philip Rivers is said to have agreed to a one-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts, and there’s word that the Carolina Panthers are replacing quarterback Cam Newton with Saints backup Teddy Bridgewater. Meanwhile, the Saints are said to be keeping their record-setting quarterback, giving Drew Brees a two-year, $50 million contract.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSOttawa NHL player tests positiveUNDATED (AP) — An unidentified NHL player has tested positive for the new coronavirus. The Ottawa Senators announced late Tuesday night one of their players has tested positive for COVID-19, has mild symptoms and is in isolation. Ottawa is notifying those who came in contact with the player and have told other members of the team to monitor their health and seek advice from the medical staff. IDITARODNorwegian musher wins Alaska’s Iditarod sled dog raceANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Norwegian musher is once again the winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.Thomas Waener of Norway easily won this year’s race, running his sled dog under the famed burled arch in downtown Nome early Wednesday after driving his team off the Bering Sea ice. It took him 9 days, 10 hours, 37 minutes and 47 seconds to travel nearly 1,000 miles across Alaska.Waerner’s closest competitor was three-time champion Mitch Seavey, who was about five hours behind.center_img That news followed word Tuesday that four Brooklyn Nets players, including Kevin Durant, have tested positive for the new coronavirus, bringing the total to seven known players in the NBA. The Nets did not name the players, but Durant told The Athletic he was one of them.The Nets announced that one player is exhibiting symptoms, while the other three are asymptomatic. All four players have been isolated and are under the care of team physicians.In other news related to the virus outbreak:— Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and pop star wife Ciara have announced they are donating 1 million meals through Seattle’s Food Lifeline to help provide meals for those in need during the coronavirus outbreak in the region. According to Food Lifeline’s website, the organization provides the equivalent of 134,000 meals daily and had 58 million pounds of food sourced last year.— Olympic athletes can still expect a knock on the door from anti-doping organizations even though they are dialling back on testing because of the coronavirus outbreak. The International Olympic Committee has said it remains “fully committed” to opening the Tokyo Games on July 24 so testers are still visiting some athletes at a time when many people are trying to avoid social contact. Agencies in the United States and Germany have limited programs with a focus on Olympic sports. Britain and Austria’s agencies have also announced significant reductions. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-FREE AGENCYNFL may delay approving free agent dealsUNDATED (AP) — The NFL is considering delaying the approval of free agent deals that have been made over the past two days because of a lack of signed contracts.last_img read more

Day 4, court plays recorded tapes of Nathaniel Ballard

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisHarrisville, Mich. – Today, the jury will determine if Nathaniel Ballard is innocent or guilty for the murder of Patricia Leeper.Jurors have been listening to witness accounts all morning and evening in this 5–day trial.THURSDAY, OCT. 18:Twenty-four hours leading into the final verdict, the court played recorded phone and visitation conversations of Nathaniel Ballard in 2016 from Alpena County Jail.Many questions and cross–examination focused on those tapes secured from the jail.Nicole Davidson, Ballard’s 24-year-old Daughter,  spoke on her estranged relationship with her mother, Jessica Davidson, who previously testified in court Wednesday.Lawyers also examined Andrea Varner’s current romantic relationship with the defendant.WBKB will sit in on the last day of testimonies before jurors decide on Nathaniel Ballard’s fate. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Thunder Bay Theatre opens the curtains for their 2019 seasonNext District Health Department #4 offering radon test kits for radon awareness weeklast_img read more

For Lakers, Suns, a pair of shooters have been sharp

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years LOS ANGELES — They’re coming in hot, Avery Bradley and Kelly Oubre are.In his pregame analysis of Monday’s opponent, Lakers coach Frank Vogel zeroed in on Oubre, the Phoenix Suns’ electric forward who’s been shooting lights out in his past eight games, going 28 for 59 (47.5 percent) from 3-point range.“Kelly Oubre is on fire right now,” said Vogel, most concerned with recent history and the 24-year-old forward’s previous three games.“He’s shooting over 50 percent from the 3, averaging over 30 points a game … and he’s obviously the second option to Devin Booker, who’s an All-Star-level player who didn’t make the All-Star Game. They’ve got a lot of firepower coming in here and we’re gonna have to play well to beat them.”center_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Related Articles “I love working with (Cook), he motivates me, keeps me positive – my roll dawg. We work out all the time together.”And by all the time, Bradley means anytime.“It can be anytime,” he said. “Definitely on off days we’re there. Practice days; if we have practice that night, we’re there, shootin’. Our plan was eventually get the opportunity, build confidence and then the hard work will kick in, and I think that’s what’s happening now.”TEAM USA FINALISTSAnthony Davis, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma and JaVale McGee were named among 44 finalists for the 2020 U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team, it was announced Monday. The official 12-member 2020 U.S. roster will be announced later this year.Davis was a member of the 2012 team that went a perfect 8-0 en route to a gold medal in London. Howard started for the U.S. on the undefeated 2008 team that won gold in Beijing. And James is a three-time Olympic medalist (2004 bronze and 2008 and 2012 gold).“It’s a blessing just to be a finalist,” Kuzma said. “Growing up, I always wanted to play for the Olympic team. That was always a goal of mine. Never really knew if it was gonna happen, but the opportunity to be on the team. It’s a blessing.”STAYING SHARPWith just Monday’s game and Wednesday’s in Denver on the docket before the All-Star respite, Vogel said he talked with his squad about keeping their edge (and cutting down on those pesky turnovers – they had 24 in their victory at Golden State on Saturday).“This is a time of the season that teams take losses that they shouldn’t take,” said the first-year Lakers coach, whose team went into Monday’s game with the Western Conference’s best record (39-12). “We’re playing for something bigger, and it’s more important to us, and we’re not gonna be one of those teams; we’re gonna take care of our business tonight.”For his part, Bradley wasn’t concerned about All-Star break-itis infecting the Lakers’ locker room.“I’m not even worried about it,” Bradley said. “We got two more games, that’s the focus, just trying to play well before break.Plus, he said, “that’ll make my break better.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersPhoenix coach Monty Williams said the 6-foot-7 forward has defenders thinking so much about him getting to the rim for dunks that they’re giving him space to shoot.“The threat of him dunking on you at times makes you back up, so he’s had games where he’s knocked down 3s so that’s about it,” Williams said. “Obviously, we played an up-tempo type of basketball and Kelly’s hit 3s … he’s made shots.”On the other side, Williams’ squad would be wise to keep an eye on Bradley, the Lakers’ soft-spoken 6-2 defender. The veteran guard, a career 36.4 percent 3-point shooter, has been lighting it up in his past six contests, making 18 of 30 attempts (60 percent) from behind the arc in that span, including going 5 for 7 in the Lakers’ win at Golden State on Saturday.While Oubre has been able to take advantage of defenders in the 37-plus minutes per game he’s been playing during this recent hot streak, Bradley’s goal has been to capitalize on all the opportunities that come his way in the 23.3 minutes per game he’s been on the court.“To be honest, just staying in the gym, trying to find a way to get myself going. Late nights, me and Quinn Cook,” said Bradley, who was 0 for 10 in the five games before he found his current rhythm.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Trafalgar Grade 8 Boy’s Basketball

first_imgHowever, both teams are deserving of Mallard’s Team of the Week accolades after a solid showing in Trail.Nathanial Pan scored 21 points and Van Kozak added 16 to lead the Green squad to the title. Trafalgar Thunder dominated the J. Lloyd Crowe Grade 8 Basketball Tournament Saturday in Trail, sending two teams to the final to determine the overall champ.In the end it was Team Green outscoring school rival Team White 29-17 en route to a 47-35 victory in the final of the six-team tournament.last_img

IOC’s Bach: Refugees will be honoured at Rio

first_imgATHENS, Greece (AP): A group of refugee athletes will march together in the opening ceremony of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in a symbol of hope for the world’s migrants, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said yesterday. On a three-day visit to Greece, Bach also said a refugee would carry the torch during the Greek leg of the flame relay and that the route would include a stop at an Athens refugee camp. The flame-lighting ceremony at Ancient Olympia will take place on April 21. “We want to turn the attention of the world to the fate and the problems of the 60 million refugees in our world and their suffering,” Bach said. He visited the refugee camp in Athens, played football with a group of young men, and met potential candidates who could compete for the first time as refugee athletes at the Rio Games. “They have no hope, no flag to march behind, and no anthem,” Bach said. “We have invited them to participate, and these athletes will march behind the Olympic flag” at the August 5 opening ceremony. Bach said he expected between five and 10 refugee athletes to qualify for the Olympics. He said he spoke to two potential Olympic competitors in Athens, who could compete in shooting events and karate. The IOC has already pledged US$2 million to help refugees, and is asking authorities in refugee camps to identify any top-level international athletes. Three athletes found The IOC said in December that three potential Olympic athletes had been identified so far from among the wave of refugees and migrants. Greece has been hard hit by the migration crisis that escalated dramatically in 2015 when more than 850,000 travelled in dinghies and mostly unsafe boats from Turkey to the Greek islands. Despite growing European pressure on Athens to toughen border controls, Bach described Greece’s assistance to refugees as “really extraordinary” and promised funds for planned sports facilities on the Greek island of Lesbos. Bach praised progress in Brazil’s Olympic preparations despite the country’s serious financial downturn and outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. “Brazil is in financial and political crisis, and is facing a great corruption scandal,” he said. “And under these circumstances, it is even more remarkable what the Brazilians have done.” Bach said the timing of the games, during Brazil’s winter, could limit difficulties caused by the virus outbreak, and he promised to have consultations with national Olympic Committees on safety guidelines by late today. Before leaving Athens yesterday, Bach said he would visit the marble Panathinian Stadium, where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896.last_img read more

Klay Thompson, Kevon Looney out vs. Philadelphia

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!PHILADELPHIA — Amid the Warriors’ quest to minimize any ailments or fatigue their core players toward the end of the regular season, both Klay Thompson (right knee soreness) and Kevon Looney (right pelvic soreness) will sit out when the Warriors (43-19) visit the Philadelphia 76ers (40-22) in a nationally televised game on Saturday.Warriors coach Steve Kerr …last_img

Female and rural farmers focus of agro-processing conference

first_imgInsight into the training offered to emerging farmers at Buhle Farmers’ Academy, as well as the potential of indigenous crops to bring food security to African farmers were hot topics at the Agro-Processing Africa Conference.Zamo Shongwe of the non-governmental organisation Buhle Farmers’ Academy is a speaker at the Agro-Processing Africa Conference on 29 and 30 November 2016 in Centurion. (Image: Melissa Javan)Melissa JavanThe story of the success of the Buhle Farmers’ Academy was told on the first day of the Agro-Processing Africa Conference held at Irene Farm in Centurion, Gauteng.Delegates heard how the academy grew from training 50 students in 2000 to 500 a year by 2016. These students were trained to manage their own farming businesses.Discussions at the conference, which took place on 29 and 30 November, explored various initiatives relating to agro-processing on the continent. It also examined the challenges in the sector. One of the topics was “The benefits of capacity building in African agriculture”. It was said that more women should be business owners or in managerial positions, because women paid great attention to detail.Business strategist Maureen Bandama says women should not only be labourers in the agro-processing sector, but business owners and in managerial positions. (Image: Melissa Javan)Maureen Bandama, a business strategist, was the first speaker. She spoke about agro-processing, saying it was not only about processed foods, but about everything you saw around you.For example, a shop owner decides on the number of T-shirts he wants to order for the year. He then has to talk to the seamstress and clothing designer about his T-shirts. The person who creates the materials for the seamstress to use is also involved in this process.In addition, Bandama spoke about the importance of empowering women in farming.Maureen Bandama says 60-80% women globally are landholders, only 15% women in Sub-Saharan Africa #APAC16 @Brand_SA— Melissa Javan (@melissa_nel) November 29, 2016Agricultural Project Consultant, @MaureenBandama: It’s an injustice that women are unable to participate in agro-processing #womeninag— Farmer’s Weekly SA (@FarmersWeeklySA) November 29, [email protected]: women should work towards management & entrepreneurial positions in agro-processing instead of general labour.— Farmer’s Weekly SA (@FarmersWeeklySA) November 29, 2016Buhle Farmers’ AcademySince 2000, the Buhle Farmers’ Academy has trained more than 4 000 emerging farmers. The academy’s Zamo Shongwe said that the board agreed to take in 50 people in 2000. “We didn’t have a Farmers’ Support Office then. This meant that after the courses were done, the graduates could not have the support of farmers in the field nor adjust their business plans.“A lot of them also didn’t understand why certain things were done,” she explained.“Nine years ago we implemented the Farmers’ Support Office. Now if the graduates go home and their community gives reasons to change things, they come back to us to talk about that and there is provision for them to adjust their business plan.”The office lends support to graduates following their courses, and they can return there to ask for help.The Buhle Farmers’ Academy takes in 500 emerging farmers a year to learn about farming of crops and livestock such as vegetables, maize and poultry. (Image to illustrate: Brand South Africa)Buhle had built partnerships with a number of farmers in the vicinity of its campuses, said Shongwe. Through these, students were able to practise their theory by training on these farms.Those who planned to go into poultry farming, for example, had to check up on baby chickens. “You have to check up on baby chickens every two hours, because they are very fragile. They can die of things like suffocation if some of them get on top of each other. There must always be light where they are, so the student learns about making use of solar energy.”Only 500 students are selected for the academy each year. Each student must at least have a Grade 9 school qualification. Each student must also have access to land, even if they don’t own the land.Studies are done on scholarship. Many corporates and individuals pay for a student to take up a course at Buhle. “We then ask the donor if they can sponsor more than one student,” said Shongwe. Buhle also gets funding.Of the academy’s female graduates she said: “Women go back to their communities and share the information they have learned. Many of the men tend to keep the information for themselves.”Using indigenous crops for food securityAdeoluwa Adetunjo, of the agricultural services and food processing company AFGRI, spoke about indigenous crops used by Africans. Food insecurity could be solved if we made use of this produce, he said.Adetunji: Crops that are an answer to food security issues in Africa include Marula, Teff etc @FarmersWeeklySA @AFGRI1 pic.twitter.com/2gOgHvOwzm— Siyanda Sishuba (@ZaSiyanda) November 29, 2016The topic of Adetunjo’s talk was “Unlocking potentials of Africa’s indigenous food crops”. He focused on cassava, a crop grown in his home country of Nigeria. It is produced in 24 of the country’s 36 states.Besides processing cassava to create food products, the crop’s peel could be used for feeding animals.Adetunjo explained that the peels were grated three times before being processed. They were turned into a flour-like mixture for certain farm animals.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more