The State of Dairy in 2018

first_imgCalifornia in transitionadvertisementadvertisementUncertainty in the MidwestNorthwest turning to short-term Two forms of concentration in the SoutheastApprehension in the Northeast Texas and New Mexico optimisticadvertisement Dave NatzkeEditorProgressive DairymanEmail Dave Natzkedave@progressivepublish.com Last year’s cautious optimism has been replaced by financial concern and worry for many U.S. dairy farmers. Here’s Progressive Dairyman’s “State of Dairy” regional snapshots for early 2018.last_img read more

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Dredging continues off coast

first_imgHopper Sand DredgerBy CRAIG ALANIZReporter/Photographerpress@portisabelsouthpadre.com The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District partnered with the Texas General Land Office, Cameron County and the City of South Padre Island to renourish approximately one half mile of South Padre Island’s beaches using beach-quality sand harvested from a local dredging project.A large ocean-going hopper dredge, with pump out capability, began dredging operations Nov. 3 to use material originating from the Brownsville Harbor navigation channel.The Hopper will deliver sand to the northern section of the beach without the need to lay five miles of pipe from the channel to the beach which saves time and money on the project.The estimated savings from utilizing the Hopper vessel is $1.3 million. This project is the first time the Hopper has been used on the Texas Coast.Mayor Pro-tem JoAnn Evans said the project is a win-win for everyone involved because the ship channel gets proper maintenance and the beaches are aided against erosion. She said the sand helps build dunes that will serve as a barrier in the event of a storm.Alicia Rea, a project operations manager with the Corps’ Galveston District said the dredge will work for 20-30 days dredging the Brownsville Channel between the jetties pumping material on Isla Blanca Park and the beaches of South Padre Island.Rea said approximately 300,000 cubic yards of dredged material will be placed on Padre Island beaches.The USACE Galveston District awarded a $3.4 million contract to Weeks Marine Inc. The Texas General Land Office and City of South Padre Island partnered to contribute $1.5 million in a non-federal cost share initiative to renourish approximately one mile of beach using beach-quality sand.Work is scheduled to be completed by mid-December in order to avoid both the turtle nesting season and spring break. The contract is being administered by the USACE Galveston District’s Rio Grande Valley Resident Office.Read this story in the Nov. 15 edition of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Share RelatedWeather plagues dredging progressBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS After running into many issues during the City’s most recent Beneficial Use Dredge Material project, the Coastal Resources Department was informed that the large pipelines would be returned to the beach in the fall of 2016 to complete the project. The project is…February 12, 2016In “News”Shoreline Taskforce to monitor effects of dredging projectBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS Presentations on Shoreline Department projects and master planning survey results highlighted the Monday, May 21 meeting of the South Padre Island Shoreline Task Force. Shoreline Management Director Brandon Hill provided an update on the nearshore berm nourishment project that is currently under way, with…June 1, 2018In “News”Hill discusses ‘emergency dredging’By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS City of South Padre Island Shoreline Director Brandon Hill gave a presentation Tuesday evening at the South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center, speaking to a group of Texas Master Naturalists and other concerned citizens about the city’s latest plan to renourish Island…June 15, 2018In “News”last_img read more

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Dianggap Pilot “Terlalu Besar,” Embraer 175 United Airlines “Return To Base” di Tengah Perjalanan…

first_imgEmbraer 175 milik United Airlines. Sumber: Youtube Setelah sekian lama ‘absen’ dari pemberitaan, kini nama United Airlines kembali mencuat ke permukaan. Bukan perkara pelayanan dari awak kabin atau ground crew yang tidak sepantasnya, tapi sekarang pilot dari maskapai asli Negeri Paman Sam inilah yang berulah.Baca Juga: Viral! Pilot United Airlines Tidur di First Class dengan Seragam DitanggalkanKetika Anda tengah dalam perjalanan menuju suatu destinasi, dan kemudian sebuah pengumuman menyebutkan bahwa pesawat tersebut harus melakukan Return To Base (RTB) hanya karena masalah yang tidak masuk akal, itulah yang mendasari hebohnya nama United beberapa waktu ke belakang ini. Seperti yang dikutip KabarPenumpang.com dari laman usatoday.com (22/10/2018), United Flight 5277 rute Chicago – Chattanooga yang mengangkut 50 penumpang ini kembali mendarat di Bandara Internasional O’Hare, Chicago setelah kurang lebih melakoni setengah perjalanan. Apa yang mendasari pilot untuk melakukan RTB tersebut? “Karena ukuran pesawat yang terlalu besar untuk mendarat di Chattanooga,” ujar salah seorang penumpang maskapai tersebut, Jill Lohsen.Sekira pesawat sudah mencapai perbatasan Kentucky, tiba-tiba flight announcement berbunyi dan sang pilot yang kala itu berbicara mengatakan, “Penerbangan United menuju Chattanooga tertunda karena keadaan yang tidak terduga… Ini merupakan situasi yang tidak biasa dan kami tengah berusaha untuk menyelesaikannya… Kami sangat menghargai waktu Anda dan kami memohon maaf atas ketidaknyamanan ini,” ujar sang pilot.“Kami akan berbalik menuju Bandara Internasional O’Hare, Chicago,” tambah sang pilot yang diutarakan oleh seorang penumpang lain yang bernama Vince Fallon.Kala itu, United Flight 5277 menggunakan armada Embraer 175 yang mampu menangkut penumpang maksimal 76 penumpang.Jill Lohsen mengatakan bahwa alasan yang diutarakan oleh sang pilot tidak masuk akal, karena beberapa hari sebelum ia terbang bersama United, ia menggunakan maskapai Delta dengan armada yang sama (Embraer 175) menuju Chattanooga dan mereka melakukan pendaratan normal tanpa harus mengganti armada.“Pihak maskapai enggan memberikan penjelasan lebih lanjut terkait insiden RTB ini, mereka hanya menjadwalkan kembali penerbangan kami menuju Chattanooga,” terang Jill Lohsen setibanya ia di Bandara Internasional O’Hare.Baca Juga: Campur Biofuel dan Avtur, United Airlines Sukses Layani Penerbangan Trans-Atlantik Terlama!Satu jam berselang setelah pesawat tersebut mendarat kembali di Chicago, para penumpang United Flight 5277 kembali mengudara dengan menggunakan armada Bombardier CRJ 200 yang menyediakan 50 bangku.Alhasil, insiden yang terjadi pada 16 Oktober 2018 ini mengalami keterlambatan tiba di tujuan sekira tiga jam lamanya.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedTerkendala Masalah AC, Armada Garuda Indonesia Rute Jakarta – Bangkok Return to Base29/01/2019In “Bandara”Pelayanan Buruk Malah Dongkrak Laba United Airlines, Kok Bisa?20/07/2017In “Featured”Terkendala Masalah Hydraulic, Maskapai Fly Jamaica Terpaksa Return to Base13/11/2018In “Bandara”last_img read more

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Moresby South finals set

first_imgRugby League BY SIMON KESLEP Moresby South rugby league will host its grand final tomorrow at the PNG Football Stadium located within the Sir John Guise sports precinct. The finals are expected to kick off at 10am. In the U20 division Samasama Raiders will lock horns with Joyce Bay Roosters, the women’s category will see Warako Storms face off with Kone Sharks (11am) and in the men’s A grade, Island Mobile Hire Car Ltd Vadavada United will clash with LNA Kaugere Bulldogs. Line speed defensive sets and ball handling errors has been the main focus in training this week for Vadavada United as highlighted by captain and halfback Jason Wings. “Last year we made it through to the semi final and we failed but this time we are successful and this is our first time since 2013,” said Wings. “Our aim is to appeal to Digicel Cup franchise scouts to come and witness our grand final to give our boys the boost to get the opportunity to represent us at the Digicel Cup level.” Wings will be banking on Joel Torombe, Allan Anthon, Gap Kume to lift the tempo in the forwards department. In the backline, two centres Samu Namex and PNG touch footy representative Bobby Boyd Vavona will add speed and extra boost to execute attacking set plays including the addition of fullback David Elijah. For Kaugere Bulldogs, skipper Alex John said their training preparation was on good note despite the recent incident. He said his boys were focused on the grand final. “This grand final will be more like a history for us, it has been more like 10 or 15 years we have not made it through to final and we (players) are game ready,” said John. John’s advice to fellow team mates is to maintain and continue their same game approach similar to the normal season’s round 1 to 15 and now to grand final. The skipper will be relying on Jarmartin Paiyra and Junior John to step up in the forwards while in the backline players like Obert Muri, Mose Lune, Purari Muri and Apia Muri (PNG men’s basketball reps) to execute try scoring plays. “We thank our sponsor (LNA), coach Albert Muri, players, fans especially those in Kaugere community for supporting us this season,” said John. Moresby South rugby league president Brown Murema advised all supporters of the teams to be mindful that police personnel will be providing security. All entry will be made via the gate adjacent to Sports Inn entry and admission fee is K2.last_img read more

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Pironkova with a strong message to all Bulgarians

first_img©The message I can send to everyone is to always believe in yourself. This is the most important thing in my opinion. Everyone is physically prepared for a match, but the matches are also decided by the psyche of the individual players. I think that’s a good combination. “Thus, Tsvetana Pironkova addressed all Bulgarians when she was asked at a press conference after her match with Serena Williams at the US Open. The Bulgarian dropped out in the quarterfinals of the tournament after a dramatic clash with the former №1 – 6: 4, 3: 6, 2: 6. The meeting lasted 2.11 hours.The Bulgarian tennis player once again confirmed that she had no expectations for the competition, but everything turned out perfectly for her.“During the match I tried different things to deal with Serena’s serve. I don’t even know how strong he is, but I can tell you that it feels like a bomb. In the first set I think I controlled the game. I made different shots. and everyone succeeded. At the same time, I was aware that this would not last forever, “Pironkova commented at a press conference.For her next tournaments, the Bulgarian wants to keep the same setting and not be burdened with expectations and additional tension.“What helped me here was that I had no expectations, I was in the right setting and I think we will continue to do so.”last_img read more

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Trinidad and Tobago sweep aside Barbados, wins for Windward and Leeward Islands

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Two-time defending champions Trinidad and Tobago began their title defense in the Windies Under-17 Championships in fine fashion, dismissing Barbados by 154 runs on Tuesday. There were also wins for the Leeward and Windward Islands, who defeated Jamaica and Guyana respectively.Led by half-centuries from Leonardo Julien (83) and Rivaldo Ramlogan who made 57, Trinidad and Tobago posted a healthy total of 250-8 from their 50 overs.While Julien was patient in his knock, facing 115 balls, Ramlogan motored along at better than a run-a-ball, needing just 49 balls in just over an hour at the crease, during an 82-run partnership for the fifth wicket. Matthew Forde and Amari Goodridge both took two wickets for Barbados.In their run chase the visitors never threatened, as they regularly lost wickets, slumping to 71-6.Sameer Ali was the pick of the bowlers snagging 3-13, while Anderson Mahase chipped in with 2-25. The Leewards Islands were made to work much harder, edging Jamaica by one-wicket off the penultimate ball of the match in a thrilling contest.After Tariq Newman (4-14) and Kenny Sutton who finished with 3-32, had run through Jamaica’s middle order to dismiss them for 137, the Leewards found themselves on the verge of defeat on 125-9.However, the last wicket pair of Antonio Fernandes and Jaylen Francis became heroes, as they added the 13 runs needed for victory,to spark wild celebrations. Garvin Serieux scored the first century of the tournament, and his teammate Teddy Bishop fell nine runs short of a second as the Windward Islands were comfortable 59-run winners over Guyana.Serieux’s knock of 122 and Bishop’s 91 were the mainstay of their team’s total of 284-8 in 50 overs.The two shared a 204-run partnership for the fourth wicket to help rescue the Windward Islands from the perilous position of 43-3. Despite two half centuries from Sachin Singh, who made 52 and Seon Glasgow (51), a middle-order collapse doomed Guyana to defeat.At one point they were cruising at 145-2 in the 29th over before Dominic Auguste (4-42) and Ackeem Auguste (4-50) turned the match in the Windwards’ favour.They accounted for the next five wickets for the addition of just 43 runs as Guyana crumbled to 188-7.The second round of matches will begin today and will see the Windward Islands coming up against Barbados at Gilbert Park, Trinidad and Tobago taking on  Jamaica at the National Cricket Centre and the Leeward Island playing Guyana at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy.last_img read more

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Don’t Stop Believin’: Five years ago, ‘Glee’ sang its final song

first_imgFOX Image Collection via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Five years ago today, we said goodbye for good to Rachel, Kurt, Blaine, Artie, Santana, Mercedes, Tina and all the rest of the McKinley High alumni, as Glee aired its final episode. But while the show may be best remembered for ensuring that every young person in the U.S. could sing along to Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’,” star Matthew “Mr. Schue”Morrison says its legacy goes deeper than that.“The legacy, I think for me is really about the social impact it made, talking about school bullying, about being gay in high school, teenage pregnancy, all these amazing issues that we tackled and really forced people at home to have a conversation about,” he tells ABC Audio.Still, the show will always be remembered for its music: During its run, the cast released sixteen soundtrack albums, six compilation albums and 11 EPs, and more than 400 singles, from oldies like “Sweet Caroline,” to then-current hits like “Teenage Dream,” to Broadway classics like “Don’t Rain on My Parade.”“The younger audience was exposed to all that [older] music and all the Broadway music and stuff, but also, the older audience that watched was exposed to all this newer music…as well,” says Morrison.In fact, until this week, when Drake passed them, the Glee cast held the all-time record for number of Billboard Hot 100 entries, with 207 charting singles.“It was a big deal for us, I remember, ’cause we got more than the Beatles, that was who held it before we did,” Morrison recalls of setting the chart record. However, he doesn’t feel like it was 100% deserved.“It was such an achievement.  But we were covering songs,” he explains. “These [other artists] were all having originals…so I don’t really put them in the same category.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Browns waive Jermaine Whitehead after safety’s troubling social media tirade

first_imgAfter the Browns’ 24-19 loss to the Broncos in Denver, which dropped Cleveland to 2-6, Whitehead took to Twitter to respond to criticism of his play.This is a real #Browns player 15 mins after the games… we expected to be in the playoffs but this is what we get instead. pic.twitter.com/aFOIcbI4FW— WizKay (@WizKayTV) November 4, 2019MORE: NFL forces OBJ, Jarvis Landry to change cleats”Don’t get shot at lil b—,” he replied to one account. In another tweet, he suggested a user meet him at the Browns’ facility in Berea, Ohio, outside Cleveland.Whitehead’s Twitter account was suspended (presumably for making threats), so only screenshots remain of the outburst. One message was directed at Dustin Fox, a former Ohio State and NFL player who now works as a reporter for the Browns and hosts a radio show in Cleveland.”Come get it in blood b— made ass lil boy,” Whitehead tweeted to Fox. “Don’t get smoked.”Hours later, Whitehead posted a photo on Instagram and apologized for his “performance” but didn’t explicitly mention the postgame tweets.”They tell you take the high road, when yo whole life you was taught to meet fire with fire,” Whitehead wrote. “I do apologize for my performance, but having a broke hand and a strong fear of letting my team down is my downfall.” Crazy world. They line it up and say anything in the book too you. They tell you take the high road, when yo whole life you was taught to meet fire with fire. I do apologize for my performance, but having a broke hand and a strong fear of letting my team down is my downfall. Whatever happens happens. Ain trippin. They probably gone still talk crazy but this me getting smoke off my chest. I don’t need one like.. this from me to me! Keep ya head up homie, can’t nobody fuck with you. I dare em to try.A post shared by Jermaine Whitehead (@j2whitehead) on Nov 3, 2019 at 5:39pm PSTIn the comments to the post, Whitehead continued his tirade. A four-game losing streak has derailed what was supposed to be a Browns turnaround this year, and if Jermaine Whitehead’s postgame tweets Sunday were any indication, it appears there was quite a bit of frustration in the Cleveland locker room. And the Browns, apparently, weren’t having it.Cleveland on Monday waived the 26-year-old safety roughly 12 hours after he sent those postgame tweets. A fifth-year player out of Auburn, Whitehead had started all eight games for the Browns in 2019. “F— you,” he wrote in one reply.He also repeated his invitation to continue the conversation in person: “80 Lou Groza Blvd let me know if you’d like to find out.”Late Sunday night, the Browns released a statement condemning Whitehead’s comments and saying they would be “further addressed internally.”pic.twitter.com/hpakUAXFqG— Andrew Gribble (@Andrew_Gribble) November 4, 2019 View this post on Instagramlast_img read more

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Free throws haven’t been charity tosses for Utes

first_imgFree-throw shooting continues to plague the Utah basketball team.A 57.1 percentage average Saturday at BYU was even lower than the Utes’ season average of 63.2 percent, which is the lowest for a Utah basketball team in at least 20 years.The problem lies mainly with the Utes’ two centers, Chris Jackson and Luke Nevill, who are hitting 30.0 percent and 57.1 percent, respectively. Take away those two and the rest of the team is hitting a respectable 71.5 percent from the line.What frustrates the Utes is that both centers have been putting in extra practice all year. Coming into the season, Jackson was just a 50 percent free-throw shooter and he said he worked hard in the offseason to improve. He said he does better when he slows down and doesn’t rush it, but hasn’t been able to do that consistently this year.Nevill’s troubles are more of a mystery.Last Friday in practice, Nevill made 49 out of 50 free throws, only to turn around and go 4 for 7 Saturday. He missed two key front ends of 1-and-1s in the final 5:05, including one with three minutes left that would have cut the BYU lead to five. After the miss, BYU got a layup and a 3-pointer from Rashaun Broadus to put the game away.”I don’t know what it is,” Nevill said afterward. “I make 49 out of 50 in practice and then I miss two or three today. I really have to work on that.”MORE TOURNAMENTS: The proposal from the NCAA’s Management Council to change “exempt” tournament games from twice every four years to once every year, is good news for elite schools like Utah.The Utes generally played in the exempt preseason tournaments, such as the Maui Invitational, the Great Alaska Shootout and the Preseason NIT on almost an annual basis, until the rule was changed a couple of years ago.This past year the Utes didn’t play in any exempt tournament after playing in Alaska last year, in the NIT the year before and Maui in 2002. Utah also doesn’t have plans to play in an exempt tournament next year, although that could change now if the new legislation is approved.Utah coach Ray Giacoletti said his team will be going to Australia in the summer 2007, which counts as a team’s exempt tournament for the year. Schools are allowed foreign trips once every four years. Giacoletti also said his team is working on returning to the Maui tournament, where the Utes played in 1994, 1998 and 2002, perhaps in 2008.MORE ON MISHA: Misha Radojevic, the 6-foot-10 forward from Serbia, who injured his knee in August bad enough to miss this season, is progressing nicely according to Giacoletti.The Ute coach praises Radojevic’s “work ethic” in working out each day and hopes he can be practicing with the Utes next month, although there’s no chance he’ll play this year. Giacoletti was especially pleased that Radojevic finished with a 3.5 GPA with a difficult load in computer science in fall semester.As for Radojevic still getting two years of eligibility, Giacoletti said “everything is on schedule” and he feels good about the possibility.STILL OUT: Tim Drisdom missed practice again Monday and is listed as “day-to-day” by Utah trainer Trevor Jameson and doubtful for Wednesday’s game.Drisdom, a four-year starter who suffered a bone bruise on his left knee that caused him to miss both of the Utah’s Mountain West Conference games against New Mexico and BYU. Chris Grant will start in his place, but Shaun Green will rejoin the starting lineup in place of freshman Lawrence Borha, according to Giacoletti. The coach said he went with the smaller lineup against smaller teams, but needs more height in upcoming games.UTE NOTES: The Utes play preseason favorite San Diego State Wednesday night and then go on the road to play Colorado State Saturday afternoon. The Utes have defeated San Diego State 21 straight times at the Huntsman Center since 1982 . . . Bryant Markson’s scoring average dropped to 14.4, while Johnnie Bryant’s improved to 11.5 after Saturday’s game in Provo . . . Markson continues to lead the Utes in assists (3.1 apg), followed by another forward Green (2.3 apg). E-mail: sor@desnews.comlast_img read more

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Nelson’s Tula Sherkat climbs her way to Italy

first_imgIt’s not one of the more traditional sports catching the eyes of Nelson youth, but for Tula Sherkat climbing has been a passion just months after learning to walk.And now the 14-year-old Nelson climber is going to use that knowledge for Team Canada next month as she compete for her country at the Youth World Climbing Championships in Arco Italy.“Being in Arco (Italy) will be very interesting and to be there for Worlds is still mind-blowing for me,” Sherkat told The Nelson Daily from Vancouver as she trains for the upcoming World Championships.It’s not like Sherkat is new to climbing. The Grade 10 L.V. Rogers student has been climbing since she was two years old and entered her first competition at eight.“I was first attracted to climbing through my family and love of the outdoors,” the five-foot tall Sherkat said.“When I first got exposed to competition climbing, I was a gymnast watching my brother compete. I remember thinking that it looked interesting and tried my first competition when I was eight.”The Youth World Climbing Championships are expected to attract more than 1,000 competitors from 50 countries.Sherkat, who will compete for Canada in the Boulder event, qualified for Worlds at the recent Team Canada Selection Camp in June. Bouldering is a form of rock climbing where competitors use small rock formations or artificial rock walls, known as boulders, without the use of ropes or harnesses.The five-day selection camp allowed athletes to build National ranking points that would be used by coaches to select the team.“Days one and two were qualification for bouldering, and day three was qualification for lead and speed climbing,” Sherkat explained.“On these days, how you did in the selection competitions gave you a certain number of points that would be added to your National ranking.” Day three focused on Speed Climbing before the camp turned to bouldering, Sherkat’s specialty.“This is when there are four or five bouldering problems on the wall and the results are based on how many tops and zones you get and in how many attempts,” Sherkat said.“Zones are a hold that are typically in the middle of a boulder problem.”The love of training and working out are drivers that keep Sherkat wanting to improve in the sport.“Climbing is also a very mental sport,” she said. “You have to only focus on what’s in front of you and have to think about every single possibility of how you can put the ‘puzzle’ (climb) together.”Sherkat said she’s agrees with the notionthat 85% of the challenge is how you are mentally. Example: If you’re positive, feelings towards the climb, how you hold yourself physically and mentally at a competition.“For me, this is one of the aspects of climbing that I find the most challenging but one of my favourite parts,” Sherkat explains.“Another part of climbing that keeps me in the sport is the camaraderie. I’ve met so many amazing people across the world through this sport as well as some of my best friends.”The Youth World Climbing Championships in Italy are set for August 22-31.To prepare, the five-foot Sherkat will train up to six days a week for at least three hours each session in Calgary.“I love to train and work out,” Sherkat said.“Climbing is also a very mental sport. You have to only focus on what’s in front of you and have to think about every single possibility of how you can put the ‘puzzle’ (climb) together.”Tula  Sherkat  scales the climbing wall during a competition at the Project Climbing Centre in Abbotsford. — Photo courtesy Wayne Takashibalast_img read more

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