Predicting Athletics’ wild card roster and approach against Charlie Morton

December 20, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgSEATTLE — The A’s will play a wild card game, but no starter or roster has been publicly etched in stone. Manager Bob Melvin hinted that location could play a part in that decision… Sean Manaea? Mike Fiers? Someone else? We’ll know in a few days.What we do know is that the A’s will face Tampa Bay Rays’ starter Charlie Morton, who stuns with one of the best curveballs in the game. The A’s have faced him twice this season already — in Tampa and Oakland within 10 days of each start. They know …last_img read more

OFBF annual meeting highlights

December 18, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 97th annual meeting of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) featured many highlights from the previous year and many plans and policies for the year ahead.There was much ground covered in the broad policy debate.“One of the issues addressed is Ohio’s drug epidemic, specifically in rural areas statewide. What are the programs OFBF should be supporting to help us deal with the drug problem in Ohio — opiates in particular? Other discussions revolved around our continuing opposition to the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state. Water quality is a big deal for agriculture in the state and the delegate body is discussing supporting a statewide water trust that could be developed and funded through bonding measures in the state to help our water quality issues,” said Adam Sharp, with OFBF. “You learn something new every year here. Agriculture has such a wide impact in the state and because of that we have a wide range of issues that we deal with and every policy session is fascinating. It is impressive when you hear the expertise on the delegate floor talking about these issues. We come up with really good policy because of that.”Nearly 350 delegates debated the organization’s stances on policy. Other issues included energy development, meat inspection regulations, improvements to property tax laws, invasive species and the structure of local governments.Attendees were also updated on the roll out of Farm Bureau’s new membership structure that was approved by delegates at last year’s annual meeting. A special session introduced members to the reorganized Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.At the Harvest Banquet, the Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award was presented to Irv and Jean Bell from Muskingum County. The Cooperative/Agricultural Educator Award was presented to Joe Sloan of Preble County (posthumously) and Stephanie Gompf Jolliff of Ridgemont High School in Hardin County.Marlene Eick of Radnor was recognized as the winner of OFBF’s 2015 Excellence in Agriculture Award. Eick received an expense-paid trip to Orlando, Fla. to compete in the national Excellence in Agriculture contest during the American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention in January. She also will receive a John Deere Gator courtesy of Farm Credit Mid-America and a $1,000 technology package sponsored by OFBF.Eick and her husband, B.J., own Herdmark Media, a visual media company where Eick serves as client lead. They also own a small show pig operation. She has served on the Delaware County Farm Bureau board of trustees, participated statewide in Young Agricultural Professionals programs, is co-leader of the Delaware County Young Agricultural Professionals and is a graduate of AgriPOWER Institute Class VI. She also serves on the Ohio Pork Council’s Showpig Committee, Ohio FFA Foundation’s Sponsors Team, is a member of Shepherd of the Peace Lutheran Church and is a recipient of the Honorary State FFA Degree.Nick and Jessica Dailey of Sardinia are the winners of OFBF’s 2015 Outstanding Young Farmer Award. The Daileys won 250 hours free use of an M-series tractor provided by Kubota, a Polaris Ranger provided by Polaris, $1,000 in Grainger merchandise sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America and an expense-paid trip to the 2016 American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention in Orlando, Fla. in January.Nick and Jessica farm 1,800 acres of grain crops in Adams, Brown, Clermont and Highland counties. They also own a trucking company. They are 11-year members of Brown County Farm Bureau where Nick has served on the board of trustees. Both are Sunday School teachers at Hillsboro Bible Baptist Church. Nick also serves as a Franklin Township Trustee.The 2015 Discussion Meet winner is Elizabeth Long from Madison County. OFBF president Steve Hirsch Pickaway County delegates listen to the policy discussion. The Cooperative/Agricultural Educator Award was presented to Joe Sloan of Preble County (posthumously) and Stephanie Gompf Jolliff (pictured) of Ridgemont High School in Hardin County. The Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award was presented to Irv and Jean Bell from Muskingum County. Jack Fisher, who announced his retirement in 2016, presided over his last Harvest Banquet as executive vice president. Nick and Jessica Dailey of Sardinia are the winners of OFBF’s 2015 Outstanding Young Farmer Award. Marlene Eick of Radnor was recognized as the winner of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s 2015 Excellence in Agriculture Award. The 2015 Discussion Meet winner is Elizabeth Long (right) from Madison County.last_img read more

ODA launches 2016 Ag is Cool contest

December 17, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Department of Agriculture today announced it will begin accepting entries for the 2016 “Agriculture is Cool!” Creative Expressions contest. Children enrolled in school or home schooled in Ohio during the 2015-2016 academic year have until June 6, 2016 to capture their personal interpretation of why Ohio agriculture is cool for their chance to win prizes, including tickets to the Ohio State Fair.“Ag is Cool!” entries, which can include an original video, photograph, drawing, or painting, will be judged in the following age categories. One winner from each age group and category will be chosen:Grades K-2: Photography, Drawing or PaintingGrades 3-5: Video, Photography, Drawing or PaintingGrades 6-8: Video, Photography, Drawing or PaintingGrades 9-12: Video, Photography, Drawing or PaintingEntries will be judged by a panel that may include representatives from the Ohio Department of Agriculture, the Office of the Governor, the Ohio Expo Center, and professionals in the areas of video production, photography, drawing, painting and other visual arts. Judging will be based on the student’s visual representation of the “Ag is Cool!” theme, if it accurately reflects 21st century agriculture, creativity and use of Ohio images, and quality of work.Winners of the art contest will be recognized by the Office of the Governor and other state officials at the Ohio State Fair on July 27, 2016.For additional information about the contest, a complete copy of the rules and entry form visit http://www.agri.ohio.gov/AgIsCool/ or call 614-752-9817.last_img read more

Encouragement from Marc Pingris sparks Ian Sangalang’s clutch showing

November 27, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgLATEST STORIES Ian Sangalang leads Magnolia. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Marc Pingris has been sidelined with a left knee injury for over a year, but somehow, the Magnolia forward remains an invaluable piece to his team even if he’s unable to play.In Magnolia’s must-win Game 3 of the Philippine Cup semifinals against Rain or Shine on Tuesday, Pingris turned out to be reason for his teammate Ian Sangalang’s fiery fourth quarter performance.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Marine running Boston Marathon for fallen friends crawls to finish Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The 27-year-old big man, who also had 11 rebounds, actually outscored Rain or Shine in the fourth period where it scored only 11.“It was our defense and we were really focused. We refused to give up even if they had the lead,” Sangalang said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sangalang, who went scoreless in the first half, unleashed 12 of his 16 points in the final frame to lead the Hotshots’ breakaway.READ: Marc Pingris sees Ian Sangalang as his heir apparent FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I wasn’t able to do anything in the first half but I just stayed positive and it was Ping who lifted me up,” Sangalang told reporters in Filipino after an 85-74 win over the Elasto Painters at Araneta Coliseum.“I’m so thankful and appreciative how he motivated me. I guess my game tonight was really because of Ping,” he said. “He always tells me that I’ll be able to get into my game and that I should always stay positive. He motivates me all the time.”last_img read more

Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force, Madhya Pradesh, is hiring head constables

November 27, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgIndo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Force, Ministry of Home Affairs, Madhya Pradesh has invited applications from male Indian citizens for recruitment at the post of head constables. The interested and eligible candidates can apply latest by October 24.Post details:Total posts: 229 postsPost name: Head ConstablesEligibility criteria:Educational qualifications:The candidates applying for this post should have passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics having acquired an aggregate of 45 percent marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics; or the candidates should have passed Class 10th from a recognized Board with two years of Industrial Training Institute (ITI) certificate in Electronics/ Electrical/ Computer from recognized Institute; or the candidates should have passed class 10th with Science (PCM). The candidates should possess three years diploma in Electronics or Communication or Instrumentation or Computer Science or Information Technology.Age limit:The candidates applying for this post should age between 18 and 25 years.Selection process:The candidates will be short listed on the basis of three phases:Phase I: Height Bar, Race, Physical Standard Test (PST), Biometric IdentificationPhase II: OMR based written test (100 marks)Phase III: Verification of original documents, detailed medical examHow to apply:In order to apply, the candidates are required to send their duly filled applications to “The Inspector General (Central) Frontier HQ, ITB Police, Plot No. 163-164 (E-8), Trilochan Nagar, PO-Trilanga Nagar, Near Shahpura, Bhopal (MP), PIN Code-462039”.Application fee:The candidates are required to pay an application fee of Rs 50 by means of Central Recruitment Fee Stamps (CRFS) only.last_img read more