2019 Ohio State Fair Junior Market Lamb Show results

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Grand Champion Market Lamb: Paige Pence, Clark Co. (Champion Hampshire)Res. Champion Market Lamb: Grant Johnson, Wayne Co. (Res. Champion Hampshire)Third overall: Paige Pence, Clark Co. (Champion Natural Colored)Fourth overall: Dalton Cunningham, Madison Co. (Champion Grade Lamb)Fifth overall: Erin Dilger-Lawrence, Licking Co. (Res. Champion Grade Lamb)   Champion Drive Champion Drive Judge Brian Reilly, Wisconsin, offers his final comments before selecting the champion. Champion drive Champion drive Paige Pence gets a victory hug. Grade Champion Drive Erin Dilger-Lawrence, Licking Co., had the Res. Champion Grade Lamb. Sidney Gossard watches the judge in the Grade Champion Drive. Dalton Cunningham from Madison County had the Grade Champion. Addilyn Bryant, 12, Ashland County, won her crossbred class. Bailee Amstutz, 14, Union County, won her crossbred class. Madelyn Harrison, 17, Butler County, got fifth place in the Dorset class. Jordan Collom, 13, Clinton Co., had the champion Suffolk. Miley Shatto, Shelby County, shows her Southdown. Cale McCracken, Portage Co., 9, had the Reserve Champion White face cross. Ian Gehret, 17, Darke County, watches the judge with his Shropshire. Cale McCracken, Portage Co., 9, had the Reserve Champion White face cross. Cale McCracken, Portage Co., 9, had the Reserve Champion White face cross. Justin Howell, Knox Co., finished third in his Natural Color class. Seth Wasilewski, Richland County, circles the ring with his Natural Color market lamb. The Natural ColoredChampion was shown by Paige Pence, Clark Co. The Res. Champion Natural Color was shown by Caleb Stone, Miami Co. Photos by Zach Parrott2019 Ohio State Fair Junior Market Lamb ShowJuly 24, 2019Judge: Brian Reilly, Wisconsin HampshireChamp: Paige Pence, Clark Co.Res. Champ: Grant Johnson, Wayne Co. ShropshireChamp: Jada Shroyer, Logan Co.Res. Champ: Marshall Miller, Tuscarawas Co. SouthdownsChampion: Nora Jackson, Tuscarawas Co.Res. Champion: Elizabeth Shatto, Shelby Co. SuffolkChampion: Jordan Collom, Clinton Co.Res. Champion: Lindsey Overmeyer, Lucas Co. DorsetChampion: Addilyn Bryant, AshlandRes. Champion: Brynn Shearer, Wayne Co. OxfordChampion: Madison Shatto, Shelby Co.Res. Champion: Brynn Shearer, Wayne Co. AOBChampion: Jacob Roeth, Miami Co.Res. Champion: Margo Sturgis, Wayne Co. White face crossChampion: Elizabeth Shatto, Shelby Co.Res. Champion: Cale McCracken, Portage Co. Natural ColoredChampion: Paige Pence, Clark Co.Res. Champion: Caleb Stone, Miami Co. GradeChamp: Dalton Cunningham, Madison Co.Res. Champ: Erin Dilger-Lawrence, Licking Co.last_img read more

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Live Blog from IBM Pulse: The Data World – Buildings, Homes…You Name It

first_imgCognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Tags:#enterprise#news Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… alex williams Today’s live blog comes from IBM Pulse where we will explore how data moves to the greater physical world, be it buildings or physical objects. It’s also an event that demonstrates how deep Tivilo is still embedded into the enterprise data center for the management of IT assets. We’ll be sure to hear more about that in the keynotes this morning.Let’s get started.8:13 A.M PST: The event is just getting started. IBM is setting the stage with three main themes:Better optimizationDeveloping better systemsAnalytics 8:30 a.m. : Dr.Danny Sabbah of IBM is on stage. He is discussing the instrumented world that is interconnected and intelligent. 8:39 a.m: Starting to get into instrumentation, discussing DC Water, the Washington D.C. water system with pipes that date back to the Civil War. Instrument data on the pipes and in the system allows for the assets to communicate with the people who administer the system. That’s cool.8:43 a.m: The Amsterdam airport needs to be better optimized. They can do that with robots, software and analytics to create intelligence, learning and continual optimization. It’s creating space where there was none before. Robotic luggage system saves 40% in costs.8:48 a.m.: IBM is developing an integrated service management platform on a Web-oriented architecture. They say it is an open initiative on an open architecture and federated systems. It means transparent interaction in a Web environment. The process is designed to be collaborative from strategy to the actual devices in the world that are instrumented to collect data, transmit and analyze for predictive capabilities.8:54 a.m. Steve Mills of IBM is taking the stage. Information technology and computing improves just about everything we do. The size of businesses would not be what they are without it. But like fire, you need to control it. And there are budgets. How to be innovative with those constraints is a challenge. The world is made of zettabytes of information. There are 32.6 million servers worldwide. Data centers have doubled their energy use in the past five years. IT operating costs are out of control. The IT infrastructure is costing them too much to run. Their run cost, in some cases, is 70% of the budget. Power and cooling costs are going up. Server management is increasing and new server spending is up as a result.9:01 a.m.: How you decrease the costs is what we hear a lot about. You need to work on the sprawl. Eliminating redundant software and data is critical. There is too many of the same thing. And you want to deliver service delivery. Mills says this shows we are at an inflection point. It’s a time for smart computing. You need to move from sprawl to consolidation and federation. You need to pool services. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of ideology. Mills is getting tough. “You are entitled to your own opinions. Not the facts.”9:07 a.m.: Getting into server consolidation and storage efficiency. Questions about storage: How do you stop storing so much? How do you make the storage smarter? Mills is saying clean the attic, clean the basement – clean it out. Put it on eBay. Make your systems programmatic. Make it elastic. Mills is now pushing the mainframe, the big box. zEnterprise.Mills says people say stupid stuff every day. Of course Dell says it is best. Intel says the same. Duh!9:16 a.m. It’s all about economics. If you can use Solaris you can use IBM AIX. Mills sounds fed up. “Give me a break,” he says.9:18 a.m.: Talking through customers. Ending by telling people that they have to get past the religious debates. Let’s ground in facts and numbers, he says. What a pitch.9:25 a.m. Video time! Now it’s on to Watson, the virtual genius. Discussing the applications such as healthcare where natural language is the best technology for determining context. It changes the processes.9:29 a.m. Dean Kamen is the keynote. We’ll be back later.10:58 a.m. Now at the press event. There are 7,000 people here at IBM Pulse. And the talk is about optimization. Water systems, airports – there are hundreds of projects and there will be millions some day, to optimize the world in which we live. Why? The replacement costs are prohibitive. We need to find new space in an old world.11:05 a.m. Information collection and management will be dominating themes for decades to come, Mills says. But can you collect all of the data from the devices on the power grid in the operation? Can you see where you get surges and dropouts. By analyzing the data can you do a better job of deploying crews? It comes down to understanding the patterns to discover the problems. Moving on to Watson – Mills say it served as an entertaining way to show how real language can be defined and understood to come up with answers. There are other real-world problems that apply in a similar way. You can do a better job in treating diseases and what approach is taken to treat the person. The computer brings a certain determination that the human mind can’t do.11:16 a.m. What can you do with human sentiment? Mills talks about defining the data from Twitter and other social technologies where people converse. It, too, is being analyzed and will add another context entirely.11:26 a.m.: As chips get better, the data coming off the infrastructure can be immense. There may be temporal or spatial problems. Formatting becomes an issue.11:31 a.m.: IBM is being asked if Watson can become a pharmacy assistant. They want more accuracy to the delivery of its service due to the complexity that can come with prescriptions. Assistants are in greater need for a more complex world. The nice thing is the computer does not get angry. It does not get tired. It does not quit.11:38 a.m.: Why not connect Watson to the Internet? Mills says, If you understand Google, its business is to displace direct mail. They sell positioning. They’re moving money to them. He says they speculate on its use in a general public Web access in a way to scan the Web and caching. He says they are not interested in that business. They are interested in developing and applying Watson to business applications.4:17 p.m.: I am with Steve Mills. When Mils talks with clients about smarter planet, they begin to see the opportunities but they wonder where they get their seed funding. They have to know that all the costs can be earned back pretty fast. Information technology as the transforming tool is something that provides power in a company. It goes beyond cost accounting. Mills sees cities rapidly adopting smart technologies. Why? It’s in part due to being able to see gaps where they could not before. You can find space where there was none before. Previously, you could not get to it. Now computers are ideally suited to do these things. The computer fills in the gap.Mills say the world we see now is more evolutionary than anything new. Systems evolve. As human beings we experience the benefits. We are dependent on our infrastructure. We evolve with it. The more real-time things become, the more you can find the gaps. 4:30 p.m.: Customers start with the business outcome. IT is a means to an end. They are trying to differentiate. How can I use technology? Conversation turns to the cloud. Mills says definitions do not recognize the sea change over the span of decades. We only started referring to it recently as cloud. Mills put me on the spot, asking if I think ADP is a cloud company. I say the cloud is about data. He says it’s more than that. UPS, for instance, is now more of a logistics company. What are they trying to do? They are delivering what they do as a service. It is the use of information technology.4:40 p.m. Conversation turns to the Internet of Things. Mills gives a historical perspective.He says that in the mechanical age, we made things stronger than we were. The computer does that for the human brain. Machines augmented our muscles. Watson will augment our brain. The computer operates in a different domain and dimension.4:55 p.m. I closed with asking why Watson was so popular. He said Jeopardy is a popular game show that has been around for decades. They know it is not easy. They saw the computer compete and it won. The computer seemed to understand things. It was fed data. It captured people’s imagination about what computers will do in the future. Our great grandparents worked by hand. They then moved into plants. They built using machines. Today, the computer can be an assistant with enormous amounts of knowledge that no one can have in their heads. The computer comes up with the answer.See you tomorrow!Disclosure: IBM covered Alex Williams’s travel expenses for this event.(Lead image courtesy of @nitinraut)center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowlast_img read more

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Production Tip: How to Edit a Fight Scene for Rhythm and Pacing

first_imgTips and TricksBeyond editing rhythm, you may need to touch up the footage a bit with some speed control. Sometimes you need to speed up footage even of highly skilled performers to create a consistent and compelling speed throughout the fight. But beware! Don’t go overboard. Speeding up the footage beyond 106 percent will definitely let the audience know that you’ve done something artificial (remember, the editor wants their work to remain invisible).Even Jackie Chan is guilty of this. Notice the speed of the hotel fight from Project A. It’s enough to feel unnatural.Don’t uniformly speed up every single shot. In fact, sometimes you only need to speed up certain moves. A good trick for that is speed ramping. You can find some in-depth tutorials online for speed ramping, but here’s a quick breakdown for Premiere Pro CC.Don’t speed it up too much, and ease in and out of the the speed ramp. You still want the scene to feel natural.Another technique that’s been gaining popularity is removing a single frame around the point of impact of a punch or a kick. When done well, it can make the scene feel faster and more powerful. Personally I find that it can often be visually jarring (which some directors may want), but you can still use it to great effect. An excellent example of this is from Freddie Wong’s “Whose Gun is it, Anyway?” YouTube short.If you look closely, you’ll just barely notice a missing frame to make the head butt look faster and more brutal.As with all things in film, editing is an art. There are no strict guidelines on how to make something look good. Sometimes, especially with a fight scene, you’ll be going back and forth on each clip, cutting it down by two or three frames or adding back two or three frames, to get that rhythm just right.I want to leave you with some inspiration. Not only is this fight beautifully choreographed and shot, but the editing is top notch. It communicates all the characters’ emotions and fighting techniques clearly, creating a fast-paced scene without short, fast cuts, and it creates tension as it plays with its rhythm Good fight scenes need vision, planning, and careful choreography. But ultimately, they depend on the edit for their power.A good fight scene can add energy and power to your film or video project. Seeing the hero rise up against their foes and take them down with excellent choreography can be a really exciting and emotional moment. But a key element to any fight scene is the editing, so let’s take a look at how to do it.Pre-ProductionIf you haven’t shot your fight scene yet, check out my earlier article “Directing Fight Cinematography: The Right Way and the Wrong Way” for some direction on the production side of the fight. Once you’re caught up, you’ll be set up to shoot a quality action piece.Image via “Choreographing A Fight Scene With A Hollywood Stunt Man.”But perhaps you’ve already shot your scene — or you’re editing someone else’s fight. What then?If you’re fortunate enough to join the project before production begins, then speak with the director, and make sure that each new shot in the fight scene begins with the last punch or kick from the previous shot. This will help everything flow together nicely in the edit and avoid the talent stalling at the beginning of each cut.If the director hasn’t already edited a rough version of the fight from rehearsal footage, then they may not have a clear picture of the edit they want to see. If so, get the director to shoot as much coverage as possible from a variety of angles. This will give you room to play in the edit and get a good cut of the fight.Editing RhythmIf your director does have a clear vision of the edit, then your job is a little easier. Take their direction and refine the fight. But if they just hand you hours of footage from various angles with the instruction to “Cut this together,” then it’s a bit trickier.After watching the footage, you’ll be able to tell pretty quickly if the performers are talented martial artists or not. If they are, then I recommend longer cuts to showcase their skill. That doesn’t mean each cut needs to be ten seconds, but give it a little breathing room when you can.If the performers aren’t that great, then you may need to use really short cuts and fast edits. Take a look at the ridiculous opening to xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. While the edit for Donnie Yen, who is a very talented martial artist, doesn’t involve super-long sequences, the cuts are a bit longer, and the camera work is smooth. But you’ll notice a stark contrast in the same scene when his British cohort rushes out of the elevator.When Yen’s cohort appears, the camera suddenly becomes very shaky, and the edits become super fast. Too fast for comfort — everything feels jarring and rushed. But a fight scene with fast cuts doesn’t have to be a bad thing! If the footage is shot well, then the fight can still feel really good. However we have to keep rhythm and pacing in mind.When I approach editing, I see the edits almost like music. The timing between cuts has a natural rhythm. No, I don’t time out each shot like a piece of sheet music; I feel it out. If the edits suddenly become super-fast-paced and quick, it’s like someone smashing the keys in the middle of the Moonlight Sonata. If your fight is or has to be cut with short takes and fast edits, then ease in and out of it.Check out this scene from Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol. Notice how the editing pace slowly increases as the fight progresses instead of suddenly becoming fast-paced with a single cut (as in the xXx scene). Cover image via Mission: Impossible — Fallout (Paramount Pictures).Looking for more filmmaking tips? Check these out.40+ Free Footstep Foley Sound Effects for Sound Design5 Advantages of Self-Distributing Your Next Feature FilmThe Right Way to Give and Receive Feedback on a ScriptChoosing Aspect Ratio: A Guide to What You Need to KnowWhich Camera Movement Should You Use — And When And Why?last_img read more

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May 21 convenient for Goa panchayat polls, court told

first_imgPanaji: The Goa State Election Commission (GSEC) filed an affidavit in the Bombay High Court at Goa on Friday stating it would be convenient to hold elections to 185 State panchayats on May 21.The affidavit was filed by the secretary of the GSEC, Darshana Narulkar, in reply to a public interest litigation (PIL) by a Rohan Shirodkar.The State government had asked the GSEC to conduct the election on June 25, but subsequently asked it to change the date to June 17. The five-year term of 185 village panchayats, out of the total 186, expires on May 27.The GSEC said in the affidavit that May 21 is a Sunday, and holding polls on that day would cause minimum inconvenience to industry and private establishments, and would facilitate the constitution of the elected bodies within time.last_img read more

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Hardik seeks venue to hold fast

first_imgPatidar leader Hardik Patel has approached the Gujarat government seeking permission and a venue to hold his hunger strike in Gandhinagar after he was denied the same in Ahmedabad.Mr. Patel announced that he would go on strike from August 25 in order to press for his demand for quota for the Patidar community in education and government jobs. “Holding peaceful protest or agitation is my constitutional right but the BJP government in Gujarat has denied me permission to hold the agitation anywhere in Ahmedabad,” he said. A delegation of Congress MLAs on Tuesday called on Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel demanding permission to allow Mr. Patel to hold the protest.“It is very unfortunate that the state government is denying him permission for holding the indefinite fast. As per our Constitution, every citizen is entitled to hold protest in peaceful manner,” senior Congress MLA Virji Thummar told reporters after the delegation met the Deputy CM.last_img read more

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Learning will be fun with new mobile applications, gazettes

first_imgK. Sharat Chandra, 32, Founder of Butterfly Fields. Creates maths and science card games,board games and activities for children mapped to the curriculum of various syllabi-ICSE and CBSE.The company has created 350 models so far.As a 12-year-old playing Scrabble and Canasta with his grandparents in Jodhpur, Manuj Dhariwal, now 26,,K. Sharat Chandra, 32, Founder of Butterfly Fields. Creates maths and science card games,board games and activities for children mapped to the curriculum of various syllabi-ICSE and CBSE.The company has created 350 models so far.As a 12-year-old playing Scrabble and Canasta with his grandparents in Jodhpur, Manuj Dhariwal, now 26, never imagined he would one day create his very own board game. In 2008, the graduate in design engineering from IIT-Guwahati, with brother Rajat, 29, and sister-in-law Madhumita, 30, launched Aksharit, India’s first board game in Hindi. With 200 tiles (100 each for aksharas and matras), it went on to win the first prize at the Ideas to Implementation competition at IIM-Calcutta in 2008. Over the past four years, the colourful board game has made Hindi fun for over 300,000 students across 3,000 rural and government schools in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. And the trio of IIT graduates has now taken Aksharit pan-India in 11 regional languages and into cyberspace with a digital version. “Games have the power to make learning effortless and fun and instil an ability to take on challenges,” says Manuj, founder of MadRat Games, their company.Like the MadRat team, several professionals are changing the way young India learns. Giving textbooks and blackboards a miss, these new-age educators are devising games and infusing large doses of innovative technology to make learning more interactive and engaging. Be it honing your sports skills or learning the skeletal system with 3D models, there is a movement to instil fun and entertainment in the education process.Soumya Banerjee, 52, Founder of Attano.com. Cartoon Network along with Attano,a site with educational e-books,launched video e-books and interactive activity books,based on the channel’s brands like Ben 10,Generator Rex and the Powerpuff Girls.K. Sharat Chandra, 32, decided to teach young children the basics of arithmetic with a tweaked version of the popular snakes and ladders game, a staple in most homes. So, in 2005, the IIT-IIM alumnus set up Butterfly Fields in Hyderabad as a hobby centre for children to learn concepts of science and mathematics. In 2008, he partnered with schools to set up mini science centres and create concept maps and e-learning content for teachers. With 4,000 private and government schools in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka on his rolls, Chandra now creates math and science card games, board games and activities for children that are mapped to the curriculum of various syllabi, including Andhra Pradesh state board, ICSE and CBSE. “A child learns better through action rather than by reading or even watching a video of a concept being explained. We focus on ensuring that the child learns concepts by understanding underlying principles,” says Chandra, whose company has created over 350 such models and games.Technology, too, is giving these new ideas a boost, teaching subjects in a format that the GenNext enjoys best- e-books and mobile apps. Soumya Banerjee, 52, founded Attano.com in 2009 and took textbooks to the digital world. These books allow readers to bookmark pages, scribble notes and even map a child’s learning pattern and provide assessments. “Technology allows the book to evolve and integrate media through audio and video clips. Also, students in any corner of the country can access the same book,” says Banerjee, who is based in Mumbai. With a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Houston, US, he wanted to use his 20 years of corporate experience to bring about a change in education. His 200 books currently have 50,000 users.Dev Roy, 39, Founder,Leapstart. It offers physical education and sports programmes from kindergarten to high school.The modules are age-appropriate and progressive.Sensing that the mobile-bred generation gorges on anything that flashes on the palmtop screen, in December 2011 Jaipur-based Prafulla Mathur, 29, launched Money Games, a mobile app that teaches children the basics of banking. Besides decoding terms such as savings, assets, bank accounts and liabilities, children learn to set goals and plan their finances to achieve these goals in a desired time period. “Educational apps can bring science to life in ways a textbook can’t. In terms of children’s education, technology extends learning in the same way as Lego blocks and other art materials, exposing children to animals, landscapes and activities that they cannot experience in person,” says Mathur, who came back to India in 2009 after a stint in the banking industry in the UK to start his company Queppelin.Marrying technology with education, 40-year-old Sanjeev Mansotra’s CORE Education and Technologies pioneered 3D education in India. In the company’s portable 3D lab in Mumbai, students can learn human anatomy with 3D skeletal systems and organs rather than chalk-onboard diagrams. “Technology makes education more attractive, lucrative and comprehensive. Tech-education is in line with the Government of India’s agenda of access, inclusion and quality in education,” he says.While most focus on academic education solutions, Srinivas Rao Cheedella, 39, and his colleague Anurag Jain, 40, quit their jobs with Dell Services in 2010 to set up India’s largest vocational training institute. They wanted to “bridge the gap of eight million between the demand and supply of skilled manpower across vocational streams”. Two years later, their company Laurus Edutech has 140 centres across India and trains over 34,000 people every year to become electricians, welders, medical lab assistants, tailors and auto mechanics. Besides technical training, the centre uses educational games to teach the importance of ethics and professional conduct. “At the end of each game, the purpose is to drive home the message that being a good worker reaps more benefits. Aside from teaching theory, we also want to build the character of our students but merely preaching is ineffective,” says Cheedella.Manuj Dhariwal, 26, Founder, Madrat. Created Aksharit, the first ever Scrabble-like board game in Hindi.Aksharit is used by 300,000 children in schools in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.When Dev Roy, 39, returned to India in 2009 after a successful career with Barclay’s Capital in London, he decided to help Bangalore children take to sports. Nostalgic about the city he grew up in, he started LeapStart, which offers physical education and sports programmes from kindergarten to high school. Their play modules include elements of SPARK, a researchbased public health organisation of San Diego State University Research Foundation, whose programmes promote lifelong wellness. Here, children are taught unconventional lessons like how to fall without injuring themselves and social skills like how to interact with each other. The modules are ageappropriate and progressive. There is even a specially-designed physical education programme for children with learning disabilities. “If you have not played a sport as a child, or done theatre for example, when you enter the world of finance at 21, you are not equipped with life skills such as how to cooperate while competing or how to be a leader,” he says. The company has 100 schools as part of its programmes.With young Indian parents adopting a new approach to education, these new-age services are fast catching on. Meritnation.com started in 2009 with an initial funding of Rs 11.5 crore from Info Edge (India), but within two years raised Rs 20 crore. The site offers study material in the forms of fun academic formats like quizzes, videos, games and puzzles. The resources follow the syllabi of CBSE, ICSE and 12 state boards and the site already has a virtual “classroom” of 3.2 million students from across the country. “We realised that visuals and animation not only make learning fun but also retention easier. While children get to play games, parents know these games are constructive,” says Pavan Chauhan, 38, who founded Meritnation.com with fellow IIM-Bgraduate Ritesh Hemrajani. “It is important to customise learning according to the assimilation levels and competency of every child. An effective classroom would be one where children can access relevant materials,” says Chauhan, who has 20 years of teaching experience with The Learning Tree and Disha Public School.Giving a modern twist to academics, these new-age educators are making learning entertaining for today’s wired generation.- With Devika Chaturvedi, Ayesha Aleem, Mona Ramavat and Sonali Acharjee.advertisementadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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NSWTA State Cup – Refs Wrap

first_imgAn amazing 190 referees attended the NSWTA State Cup with individuals coming from far and wide including Kalgoorlie, Queensland and even one from England.With 180 team in attendance, the referees had their work cut out for them with multiple appointments on each day.Adam Foley was judged the number one referee of the tournament with Mick Medlin and David Baggio also being appointed to the Men’s Open final.At the NSWTA Referees Dinner, Level Three and Level Four upgrades were given while refereeing identity Gary Brickell was awarded 25 year service award. This follows Gary being awarded the Rod Wise Medal as the 2008 NSWTA Volunteer of the Year.Further results can be found from the NSWTA State Cup website – http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=856&pID=14last_img read more

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DeMarcus Cousins Just Epically Trolled Fox Sports’ Clay Travis

first_imgJohn Calipari gives instructions to DeMarcus Cousins.LEXINGTON, KY – FEBRUARY 13: John Calipari the Head Coach of the Kentucky Wilcats talks with DeMarcus Cousins #15 during the SEC game against the Tennessee Volunteers on February 13, 2010 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Update: Giving credit where credit is due. Travis had a fantastic response to Cousins’ post – he’s going to donate $5,000 to the charity of the NBA star’s choice. Good on him for turning this into a positive story.@boogiecousins Funny and well played. $5k to your charity of choice. Let me know where to send it.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravisBGID) January 30, 2015Earlier: Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, one of the best players in the NBA, can certainly lose his cool from time to time on the court. But off the court, his record is as clean as it gets. That comes as a surprise to at least one reporter – Fox Sports’ Clay Travis – who predicted five years ago that Cousins was going to be arrested at least once by now. Friday, Cousins took to Instagram to post a screenshot of Travis’ 2010 claim – which came after Kentucky beat Vanderbilt back during Cousins’ only year in Lexington. Cousins wants his followers to let Travis know how wrong he wound up being.Well played, DeMarcus. We have a feeling that a lot of people in both Lexington and Sacramento are going to let Travis know what they think about his prediction.last_img read more

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New CBB Polls: Kentucky Is Nation’s Lone Undefeated Team, Gonzaga Receives First Place Vote

first_imgKentucky cheerleaders holding up signs that say We Are UK.LEXINGTON, KY – FEBRUARY 28: Kentucky Wildcats cheerleaders perform during the game against the Ole Miss Rebels at Rupp Arena on February 28, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) The 'Zags are starting to get some No. 1 love. (Twitter/@TrueToRecruits)The ‘Zags are starting to get some No. 1 love. (Twitter/@TrueToRecruits)With Virginia’s loss to Duke, Kentucky is now the only undefeated team remaining in college basketball. However, the Wildcats aren’t quite the unanimous top team. One voter in the USA Today Coaches Poll selected the 22-1 Gonzaga Bulldogs as the nation’s No. 1 team. Kentucky received the other 31 votes in that poll, and all 65 first place votes in the AP Poll. After Kentucky and Gonzaga, Virginia hangs in at No. 3 despite its loss to Duke, which remains at No. 4, with Wisconsin at No. 5.Here are both the AP and USA Today Coaches Top 25 polls.RankAP PollCoaches Poll1.KentuckyKentucky2.GonzagaGonzaga3.VirginiaVirginia4.DukeWisconsin5.WisconsinDuke6.ArizonaArizona7.VillanovaVillanova8.KansasLouisville9.LouisvilleKansas10.Notre DameNotre Dame11.Iowa StateUtah12.North CarolinaWest Virginia13.UtahNorth Carolina14.Northern IowaIowa State15.West VirginiaNorthern Iowa16.Wichita StateMaryland17.MarylandWichita State18.VCUVCU19.BaylorBaylor20.Ohio StateOhio State21.OklahomaOklahoma22.ButlerButler23.SMUSMU24.GeorgetownGeorgetown25.TexasIndianalast_img read more

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MAIB Saga Sky Should Have Sought Shelter off Dover

first_imgzoom The 1996-built general cargo ship Saga Sky, which collided with a rock carrying barge in November 2016 in adverse weather conditions, should have sought shelter, an investigation unveiled.UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) informed that, in the absence of vessel-specific guidance as a reference for assessing the effect the forecast weather conditions would have on Saga Sky’s manoeuvrability, the master was reliant solely on his own knowledge and experience.MAIB’s report showed that he underestimated the threat in the form of Storm Angus, and chose to continue on passage rather than attempt to seek shelter on the eastern side of Dover Strait until the storm had passed through.Subsequently, Saga Sky’s master became increasingly concerned about the ship’s reduction in speed and decided that an appropriate action would be to turn the ship to starboard onto a reciprocal course and run with the weather until the storm abated.“The master made repeated unsuccessful attempts to turn Saga Sky to starboard and onto a reciprocal course. However, the ship remained generally on a westnorth-westerlyheading with the wind and sea pushing it in a northerly direction towards the UK coast,” MAIB said.Image Courtesy: Port of Felixtowe/TwitterThe cargo ship collided with the rock carrying barge Stema Barge II some 2 miles off the south coast of the UK. As a result of the accident, 2 subsea power cables were severed as the vessels dragged their anchors along the seabed in strong winds.Saga Sky suffered damage to ballast tanks along its starboard side, and the crew were able to compensate for the resulting port list by pumping out ballast from the port ballast tanks. The vessel was assessed by French surveyors as remaining seaworthy and it subsequently crossed the English Channel with the French tug Abeille Languedoc in attendance. It then berthed alongside in Dunkirk until a dry dock became available in which to complete permanent repairs.Stema Barge II suffered extensive damage to its port ballast tanks. The barge remained at anchor off Dover for several days until arrangements were made to tow it to a facility on the River Tyne to carry out repairs.last_img read more

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