More from Adam Sharp, the next OFBF exec

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A conversation with…Adam Sharp, the newly announced Executive Vice President of the Ohio Farm BureauOCJ: This will be a new role after being OFBF’s vice president of public policy. Could you give us a bit of a background on yourself and your farm background?Adam: Well I’ve been here at Ohio Farm Bureau for about 12 years. Prior to that, I worked as the agriculture advisor to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator in D.C., and also with the American Farm Bureau in Washington D.C. for about seven years. That’s a little bit of my professional background. On the farm side I own and operate a family farm with my brothers in Amanda in Fairfield County. OCJ: What is it about the position of executive vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau that moved you to put your name into consideration for it?Adam: First and foremost are the members. That’s who we are and what we do is serve our members. We have terrific Farm Bureau members all across the state in every county and I count so many of them on my hands as friends. They’re people who I’ve known for a long, long time. I grew up in the Farm Bureau — my family was a part of a Farm Bureau Council when I was young — and that’s instilled in me who we are and what we do. I’m dedicated to our organization. I believe in what we do. I believe in our people, I believe in our mission, I believe in our values. That’s why I wanted to put my name in the ring for this position and I’m so proud to be named to this job because I can see that we have a lot of opportunities. It’s a great organization now. I see a lot of opportunities to make it an even better one in the future and a stronger one in the future. OCJ: What does the transition period look like as you get settled into your new office?Adam: So from now until July 18, Jack Fisher will continue to be the EVP. I’ll move into that spot on the 18th. And then Jack will officially retire at the Ohio State Fair this year. Jack loves the fair and we have always such a great presence there. That’s going to be a very fun opportunity for all of us to celebrate Jack’s career. In the meantime, Jack and I are overlapping and I’m learning everything I can. He and I are talking quite a bit about things and we’re putting our plan together for the future. OCJ: Obviously Mr. Fisher has left an impression on your organization. His efforts will be at work for many years to come, but what are some examples that he set that you see yourself using as you move forward?Adam: He individually would challenge each staff person and our leaders, our Farm Bureau volunteer leaders across the state. He would challenge us to think about things. Don’t always jump to the first conclusion that might be on your mind — think about it. Slow it down a second. Think about different angles that you can work on issues and make programs better and make people better. Those are things that have certainly influenced me. He and also Keith Stimpert, who was my predecessor in the policy department, both of them were and are have been just great people to work with because as mentors, that’s what you’re looking for. You need people to challenge you to think about things in a way that you might not have thought about before, and that is very valuable. I appreciate that from both of them. OCJ: It will be interesting to see your style of leadership, which is quite different from your predecessor. What do you think you’re going to bring to the position of Ohio Farm Bureau executive vice president to make your mark?Adam: First, dedication. Another piece is team culture. We have county farm bureaus, state Farm Bureau, American Farm Bureau — we’re all on the same team. And making sure that’s as seamless as possible and interacting up and down that chain between our counties and our state and our American, that’s something that’s very important to me. Having worked at American Farm Bureau as well, I know our resources that we have as an organization at the local level and at the national level. It is important to make sure that’s connected and we’re doing everything we can to connect at those different levels. A new direction — we have a membership model that we use but there’s a lot of evolving interest with our vast food industry in Ohio. We have a number of members across the state, as you know, who are part of the food system. Some are ag ed teachers, some are over working for food processors, some are working at co-ops and agribusinesses and many of us are farming. Connecting those groups together to build a stronger organization absolutely excites me. I look forward to those opportunities. OCJ: Millennials are an important part of Ohio agriculture. I know that many younger farmers are now taking part in some Ohio Farm Bureau groups that are tailor-made for them. Do you see your enthusiasm and your long-term goals reaching that segment of your membership and making them even stronger?Adam: Absolutely. You know our young people — I try to count myself in that category Do I fit still? That is such a dedicated group of people. And you know it’s interesting when you’re outside of Ohio in some other areas, and you hear the media talk about the graying of agriculture and “well farmers are getting older and the agriculture community is getting older.” I tell you what, I look at Ohio and I see the opposite. We have such great leaders all across the chain, but I see so many young people involved in our organization right now, and growing. I look at the size of our Young Ag Professionals Conference in the wintertime up to 700 people when it was just a few hundred just a couple years ago. When you look at that number of people and the number of our Young Ag Professional programs growing around the state, that is exciting and those are the people who are going to be our future, right? These are terrific people. One of the things I’m excited about too is that inclusiveness. We need to have an organization that is very inclusive in this regard. We have so many great leaders. I look forward to getting opportunities for new leaders to grow in our organization. I really love to see new people getting involved and making a difference and then getting satisfaction out of that. That is something that is very important to watch. I really look forward to working with the new folks and new ideas, especially when you’re talking about technology and new food systems and new ways to market our products. OCJ: There are also some challenges on the horizon. What are some of the biggest challenges in the short term the Ohio Farm Bureau faces as you begin your new role?Adam: Certainly with challenges, I would look at the farm economy out there and where the farm economy headed right now. We have some good spots and we’ve got some challenging spots out there with the drop in prices of corn and beans. So the farm economy is always something that’s on my mind, especially since I’m operating in it as well with our farm business. But you know that’s something that I feel very connected to with our members. You look out the next couple of years and you look at some of the projections that are out there, where prices are going, where the economy is going, whether it’s livestock or specialty crops or others, where is our short-term ag economy headed?But also, here in Ohio, for the very short term, is the election cycle. We’re headed into a cycle right now where we’re going to be electing new, statewide leaders, local leaders and a new president. My challenge constantly is to make sure agriculture is a key part of that and that our Farm Bureau members are at those events, supporting the candidates that they choose, making sure they’re educating all of those candidates on what we do as agriculture, what we do as a food system, and what we do as food business in the state of Ohio. And that’s incredibly important making sure that those folks recognize rural Ohio and all the things that we do and all the things that we do on our businesses in Ohio. So that’s a big challenge, but it’s one that we’ve often played in very well and look forward to in the future.last_img read more

30 Days of Savings Wrap Up

first_imgBy Molly C. HerndonDid you participate in the 30 Days of Savings Challenge? If so, give yourself a pat on the back for committing to saving and stocking away $100 over the past 30 days! Return to article. Long DescriptionThis guided savings challenge has several advantages:Removes GuessworkThe amounts needed to save daily are listed on the daily savings chart, making it a foolproof way to meet your savings goals.Start SmallThe savings amounts gradually increase, allowing savers to make small changes to meet their daily goal.Repetition Leads to ChangeBy participating in a challenge for 30 days, savers have learned skills they can continue to practice after the challenge ends.Saving SupportEngaging in a challenge, like the 30 Days of Savings Challenge, brings savers in contact with others who are making their finances a priority. Connecting with other like-minded individuals gives savers the opportunity to learn new saving practices, share their own experience and support one other in reaching their goals. Did you engage in the #30DaysofSavings twitter chats?The Savings Challenge is also a wonderful learning activity for educators to use with students to walk through an entire month and have the real-life experience of making daily changes to meet their saving goal. Did you use this challenge with students? If so, we’d love to hear about your experience.What lessons did you learn during the challenge? What more could we do to support you in your saving journey? Please share in the comments. This image was purchased by the MFLN from on 11 January 2019 under member ID 18347305.last_img read more

Republic Day: Mobile internet services snapped in Kashmir

first_imgMobile internet services have been snapped in Kashmir as a precautionary measure on the occasion of the Republic Day, officials said on Friday.The internet services on mobile phones and data cards were suspended on Thursday as part of the security drill for Republic Day.Although, it’s normal practice in Kashmir to suspend the internet services on the Republic Day and Independence Day, this is the first time that these services were withdrawn a day earlier.Security forces have been deployed in strength at strategic locations in the city.The law enforcing agencies are carrying out random frisking and searches of vehicles entering the city.This year the main Republic Day function will be held at Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium instead of the regular venue — Bakshi Stadium.The area around the cricket stadium was sealed on Wednesday for full dress rehearsal of the Republic Day Parade.Traffic police has issued an advisory for movement of vehicles between the city centre and south Kashmir and no vehicle will be permitted to move along the Ram Munshi Bagh-TRC stretch of the road during the rehearsal and Republic Day function.last_img read more

Judgment in Asaram’s case to be pronounced in jail

first_imgA special SC/ST court will pronounce its judgment in the rape case against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu in the Jodhpur Central Jail, where he is lodged, on April 25. The Rajasthan High Court directed the special court here on Tuesday to deliver the verdict in the jail, while accepting the State government’s plea.The State government and the Jodhpur Police had moved the High Court seeking directions for pronouncement of the judgment in the jail premises in order to avoid violence and disturbance. The police had apprehended that a large number of Asaram’s followers would gather in the city and indulge in violence and create law and order problems.The High Court’s Division Bench, comprising Justices Gopal Krishna Vyas and R.S. Jhala, also directed the Police Commissioner and district administration to make necessary arrangements and ensure that “no inconvenience or hurdle” was created by Asaram’s followers in the city. The Jail Superintendent was directed to make arrangements for delivery of the verdict.Additional Advocate-General Shiv Kumar Vyas told the court that intelligence reports had indicated to the possibility of thousands of Asaram’s followers from different parts of the country gathering on the District Courts premises on April 25. “There is a serious apprehension about loss of human lives and property by violence,” he said.The court directed that adequate police force be deployed to maintain law and order in the city. “Police authorities will be at liberty to take appropriate action to restrict the followers near the Central Jail strictly in accordance with law,” stated the Bench.The special SC/ST (prevention of atrocities) court had completed the hearing of final arguments on April 7 and reserved the judgment. The case against Asaram pertains to allegations of rape levelled by a minor girl in 2013. The alleged victim, belonging to Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh, was staying at Asaram’s ashram in Manai village near Jodhpur.Asaram, who has been serving time in prison since September 1, 2013, has been denied bail several times.last_img read more

If Shah Bano case verdict can be reversed, why not traffic fines, asks Maharashtra Transport Minister

first_imgIf a court decision in the Shah Bano case could be reversed then why couldn’t amendments to the Motor Vehicles Act that have raised traffic fines manifold also be rolled back, Maharashtra’s Transport Minister Diwakar Raote asked on Friday. Poll-bound Maharashtra has decided to put on hold the implementation of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019, and termed the new fines ‘exorbitant’. Mr. Raote has also written a letter to Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari requesting reductions in the fines. “People’s sentiments need to be taken into consideration always,” said Mr. Raote, addressing a press conference. “If a Shah Bano case verdict can be reversed owing to public sentiment, then similarly people’s sentiments have to be considered here as well,” he said. The Shah Bano case verdict is considered one of the milestones in Indian judiciary, where the Supreme Court upheld her right to receive maintenance from her divorced husband. However, the verdict was overturned by the then Congress government through the enactment of a legislation in Parliament, which in turn came under sharp criticism from the Opposition of surrendering to a section of the Muslim community. In a separate press conference in Mumbai, Mr. Gadkari had said that Mr. Raote had been a part of the committee of ministers that gave its approval to the amendments in the law.“Yes, of course I was the part of the committee,” said Mr. Raote. “But I missed few meetings as well. There were ministers from different States and the decision was taken. But if it is going against the people’s will then it can be reversed,” he added. The Maharashtra government was yet to hear from Mr. Gadkari’s ministry on its letter seeking reversal of the decision. “We have not received any reply as of now… once we get the reply, I will talk to the Chief Minister about whether to implement it or not,” said Mr. Raote. Addressing the media earlier, Mr. Gadkari had supported his department’s decision to increase the fine. “If you won’t break the law, you won’t be fined. The old fines were 30-years-old. People were not afraid of it, neither they had respect for the law. This has been done to save people’s lives. Maharashtra CM has assured me that this will be implemented in the State,” he had said.last_img read more

EAC halts 3-game slide, survives Perpetual

first_imgSidney Onwubere vs AJ Coronel. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEmilio Aguinaldo College eked out a 61-57 victory over Perpetual to end the first round of NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament on a winning note Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Sidney Onwubere willed the Generals twith 21 points, 17 rebounds, and three assists as they stopped their three-game skid to rise to 4-5.ADVERTISEMENT Francis Munsayac also went for 16 markers, three assists, and two boards, while Jerome Garcia had eight points and six rebounds in the win.“To be honest, we gave our hearts in this game. Since this is the last game in the first round, I told the players that we cannot allow them to beat us so we really have to win this game,” said coach Ariel Sison.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingGarcia drilled a three at the 4:52 mark of the payoff period to put EAC up, 50-47, but that proved to be the last field goal for the Generals, who showing  poise from the line with their 11-of-12 clip.Perpetual’s three costly turnovers in the final minute also helped EAC’s cause as Munsayac put his crew ahead, 59-52. PERPETUAL 57 – Eze 14, Dagangon 11, Coronel 9, Pido 6, Ylagan 4, Clemente 3, Hao 3, Sadiwa 3, Mangalino 2, Tamayo 2, Casas 0, Lucente 0, Yuhico 0.Quarters: 19-12, 33-27, 43-39, 61-57. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ PH slips past Singapore, returns to SEA Games basketball final Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelocenter_img Jack Hao and Rommel Mangalino still kept the Altas in the game, cutting the deficit to two, 59-57 with 9.4 ticks remaining, but Munsayac drained two more free throws to ice the game for good.“I’m relieved because I told them that we need to overcome close games like this. We can’t settle for moral victories now,” said Sison. “At least, we’ll come into the second round that we’re confident that we can win.”Prince Eze topped Perpetual (3-6) with 14 points, 20 rebounds, and four blocks, while Gab Dagangon had 11 markers and seven boards, but committed five of the Altas’ 19 turnovers.The Scores:EAC 61 – Onwubere 21, Munsayac 16, Garcia 8, Bugarin 4, Diego 3, Mendoza 3, Bautista 2, Pascua 2, Tampoc 2, Corilla 0, Guzman 0, Mendoza 0.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion View commentslast_img read more


first_imgRound Three of the New South Wales Touch Association’s (NSWTA) 32nd Annual Vawdon Cup was played at the Tempe and Bankstown venues on Friday 3 August 2007.There were some hard fought victories and some impressive performances across the board as teams clicked into gear and looked to establish some good early season form.In the 7.50pm Men’s Premier League clash at Bankstown the Parramatta Eels recorded their first victory of the season when they held off Manly 6-5 in a tight struggle. Parramatta, in need of a confidence boosting win, got away to a flyer and in the first ten minutes played error free touch to lead the Sea Eagles 3-1, with Adam Lollback dotting down for a double for the Eels in quick time. The Eagles hit back as the half wore, but the Eels still went to the break 4-2 the better.The Manly coaching staff replaced the H2O with magic water at half time and the Eagles came out full of running to dominate for much of the second stanza.The Sea Eagles, with Putatou Berryman and Jamie Chan leading the charge, took the game right up to Parramatta, pressing the scoreline on numerous occasions and getting back on level terms at 5-5.Parramatta composed themselves to regain control of the game and held on to record a narrow 6-5 victory.In the sold out match-up of the round, 2006 Vawdon Cup Grand Finalists Canterbury Bulldogs prevailed 3-2 over 2006 NSWTA State Cup champions Wests Magpies in a high quality encounter at 7.50pm at Tempe.The highly anticipated clash featuring two of the competition’s most passionate clubs didn’t disappoint with both outfits going hammer and tong to secure the premiership points. The game was a replay of last year’s NSWTA State Cup Grand Final, though both teams were vastly altered from the line-ups that met in that epic final, with several big guns forced out of the game through various work/injury reasons.Australia Men’s Open representatives Garry Sonda (Canterbury), and Wests trio Jason Stanton, Scott Mitchell, and Anthony Ziade were all unavailable.Despite the missing super stars, the punters weren’t asking for their money back, with both teams producing a quality game.The game, as expected, was end to end, with both teams keen to get on a roll early and set the platform for a winning night at the office.It was Wests who bounced out of the barriers best, with the calm leadership of Australian Men’s Open playmaker Daniel Rushworth, and the cool hand of West’s veteran Michael “Bear” Farhat, laying on two early touchdowns for the Magpies, allowing Wests some early breathing space.The Dogs were out of sorts for the majority of the first half, finding it difficult to attain field position and looking disorganised. The tide started to turn through powerhouse driving displays by Matt Bird and 2006 New South Wales Mixed Open representative Stuart Brierty, and improved team defence on the score line. This heightened composure in attack and defence frameworked the Dogs first touchdown.Canterbury’s 2006 New South Wales Mixed Open representative Daniel Walsh pulled the trigger on a long ball that was brilliantly picked up centimeters from the turf by the money man Matt Prowse who showed great balance to scoop the ball up and beat a diving Aceya Bishara to score.  2-1 to Wests at the break, with both sides entitled to think that the game was there for the taking.The second half was vastly different from the first, with the Maggies failing to get out of their own half and the Dogs mounting pressure to slowly gain the ascendancy as the half wore on.Stuart Brierty, 2007 Australian Mixed Open star Steve Roberts, and Paul Dwyer drove strongly to bankroll the Dogs second half performance. During the onslaught from the Dogs, The Wests defence held admirably with Michael Jacono and Cameron Nicolls in particular showing their growing maturity in this company.Wests used up a lot of petrol trying to repel the rampant Dogs attack and then when the footy was back in Magpie hands, found the Dogs kill defence overwhelming with the Dogs commitment and drive pressuring Wests into costly turnovers. Eventually the weight of possession told and the Dogs got the equalizer to make it 2-2.Paul Dwyer then worked a set piece close to the scoreline with the Quicksilver Steve Roberts to slide over and exploit a tired Magpies defence to put the Bulldogs into the lead 3-2 for the first time in the game.Despite throwing the kitchen sink and everything in it at the Doggies line to bridge the deficit in the final 5 minutes, time conspired against the Magpies and Canterbury held strong to secure the win 3-2.At Bankstown at 8.40pm Hornsby Lions continued on their winning way with an enterprising 9-5 victory over the Cronulla Sharks.The Hornsby boys had racked up 5 touchdowns in the first 11 minutes of the game to signify what could have been a long night at the office for the Shire lads who had to dig deep to stem the Lions remarkable roll on.The Sharkies worked feverishly to get back into the contest and at one stage got the score back to 7- 4, but with Dave Roberts directing traffic better than Tom Croyden at peak hour in his hey day at Mount Thomas, and the irrepressible Dylan Hennessey’s feet declaring happy hour on the Sharks defence, the Hornsby combination went on with job to record a 9-5 victory that rocketed them to the top of the competition standings.Shaun Street and the Tope brothers, Mitch and Matt, never stopped trying for Cronulla, whilst Rhys “The Claw” Bevan produced a spectacular play for the Sharkies when he plucked a ball at high speed from mid air one handed, whilst on the dive to plant it for an opportunistic touchdown.Danny Hamilton, Jon Palau, Heath Cooper, and the fleet footed Maurice Kennedy all played dominant roles for the winners and the Hornsby team’s impressive early season form has set a high benchmark for other teams to chase. In the late 9.30m timeslot at Tempe, defending Vawdon Cup champions, the Penrith Panthers got home 7-5 over a spirited Easts Roosters combination.Both teams needed a win as much as the Broncos need a backline for the business end of the NRL season, and effort level was not a problem in a very willing contest.Penrith were on top for most of the game, despite the Roosters drawing level in the first half.The experienced Chris Benfield was Penrith’s standout performer with some impressive long balls that were jut too good for the Easts outside defenders. Scott “Jack” Buckley and the Springfield brothers were full of running to give Easts little respite for the entire game. Easts had captain/coach Chris Hill returning and Jarrat Wood back from injury, but the Roosters were far from their best in a performance cruelled by ill-discipline and handling errors. Christian Frost was outstanding for Easts, whilst Jonathon Rooke put in a “workaholic” performance in his last match before surgery, that will rule him out of action for the Roosters for the next four-six weeks.The Roosters will look to improve their cohesion in coming weeks, whilst the Panthers will gear up this Friday for the replay of last year’s Vawdon Cup Grand Final against Canterbury.In the Women’s Premier Division, 2006 Vawdon Cup Grand Finalists Canterbury Bulldogs recorded a 5-3 win over the Wests Magpies in a high quality contest at 7.00pm at Tempe.The Doggies were up 2-0 at half-time with 2007 Australian Women’s Open World Cup stars sisters Louise and Claire Winchester dictating the play and proving to be the most influential players on the paddock.Wests are a dangerous outfit who have the players to give the premiership a real shake in 2007, and it didn’t surprise to see the Magpies bridge the gap to 4-3 mid way through the second half, thanks to some quality attack led by Wests gun Nola Campbell who has started the Vawdon season in outstanding form.The Doggies were controlled and played percentage touch in the clinch exchanges. They have the ability to dig in and pay the price to secure victory, or be more adventurous on cue, and it did not surprise to see them nail a late touchdown to close the game out 5-3.Australian 20 Years Youth squad members Nicole Mc Hugh and Nicky Albury played well for the Magpies, whilst Kate Fitzsimmons was again prominent for a committed Canterbury outfit that is playing well within itself with equal parts skill and tenacity.Cronulla Sharks secured a 5-3 win over the Central Coast Dolphins at Bankstown in the 7.50pm timeslot.Cronulla got off to a good start with winger Susan Smith scoring early off a great long ball from Kath Fitzgerald.  Central Coast hit back straight away with 2007 Australian Women’s Open World Cup representative Kylie Hilder setting up a touchdown in the corner. The Dolphins played aggressively and unsettled the Sharkies who struggled to find rhythm in the first half.Cronulla Captain Jo Nelson composed her troops at half time and helped them to deliver a dominant second half performance.Nelson weighed in with some quality driving as well as setting up a touchdown and scoring one herself off a great gap hit.Rebecca Howe was a constant threat to the Dolphins defence and Jenna “Squirt” Cell made a miraculous pick-up to nab a vital touchdown late in the game.Star turn Kylie Hilder was outstanding for the Central Coast who battled hard for the duration, but failed to finish off their opportunities when it mattered most.Young guns, the Woolongong Devils, who have had a tough initiation to Premier League facing the competition’s big guns Easts and Canterbury in the opening two rounds, had an easier night last Friday recording a confidence boosting 4-0 victory over the Manly Sea Eagles in the 8.40pm game at Bankstown. Manly, by their own admission failed to control the ball early and gifted the “Young Divas” a mountain of possession, which they gratefully utilized. Bianca Mounsey, Ash “Dobbie” Dobbins, and Jess McCall, with two touchdowns, were the Devils scorers.Dobbin’s Touchdown featured more dummies than the total in a childrens’ crèche, and Jess Mc Call’s double involved some great vision and a turn of speed that left the opposition grasping at thin air. Kobi Ruzzene was also a key figure for Woolongong, producing a strong defensive game and being a driving force in the battle for field position. The “Young Divas”, whilst happy with their first win of the season; have identified room for improvement in coming weeks in the effectiveness of their rucking, and the fluidity of their line attack.Premiers Easts Roosters “schooled up” the young Penrith Panthers combination, delivering a comprehensive 8-2 lesson at 8.40pm at Tempe.The Roosters scored in the fourth minute and continued to pepper the dogged Penrith line until a well-timed long ball put the Roosters 2-0 up.To their credit, Penrith hit back through a touchdown to veteran Vicki Wheatley.The touchdown stung the premiers into action and they notched two quick touchdowns to go 4-1 up before some great lead up work from Penrith’s Lisa Clark and Ally Tairi gift-wrapped a touchdown for Brook Began.At 4-2 up at the break, the Roosters came out on resumption to post four unanswered touchdowns to record a comfortable 8-2 scoreline.Easts Megan Smee produced a dominant performance, whilst the Roosters new recruits in 2007 Pepita Macalister-Knight and Megan Campbell stood up well and are finding their feet in the star studded line-up.Vicki Wheatley and Rachael Foster gave their all for Penrith, and with some defensive adjustments the Panthers will continue to improve as the season unfolds.Round Four of the Vawdon Cup will be played at the Bankstown and Tempe venues on Friday 10 August 2007 and will feature some great clashes in both the Men’s and Women’s Premier divisions.In the Men’s draw, Canterbury Bulldogs and Penrith Panthers meet at 7.50pm at Bankstown in the 2006 Vawdon Cup Grand Final replay that is sure to produce a high quality encounter. Reserve seating has been sold out, but there are a handful of general admission tickets still floating around for the highly anticipated clash.Easts and Cronulla square off at Tempe at 7.50pm, whilst at Bankstown at 8.40pm, the Parramatta Eels will confront a white hot Hornsby Lions side, currently sitting atop the premiership ladder.At Tempe Wests will be looking to consolidate their position on the ladder against Manly in the 8.40pm timeslot.In the Women’s premier division, at 7.00 pm, State Cup champions Canterbury will take on Penrith at Bankstown, whilst defending Vawdon Cup champions Easts Roosters play Cronulla at Tempe.In the late timeslot at 9.30pm, Woolongong Devils will be looking for back-to-back victories when they meet the Central Coast Dolphins at Bankstown, and the Manly Sea Eagles will battle the Wests Magpies at Tempe.Action continues in the 2007 NSWTA Vawdon Cup Division 1 and 2 Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed, as well as Men’s Seniors and Masters grades.This weeks “Blackest Cat” for the Men’s Premier League Player of the Round goes to cool and collected Doggies winger Matty Prowse who has better hands than a Swedish masseuse.This week’s “Go to Girl” for the Women’s Premier League Player of the Round goes to Canterbury’s Claire “Bear” Winchester for her dominant drive in the middle and her superior defence, not even light is allowed through on her watch!Thanks to all coaches and players for their contribution to the wrap.Good luck to all.When in doubt, throw the flick pass.For the full draw, results, and all the latest information about the Vawdon Cup please visit the NSWTA web-site: read more

10 months agoSolskjaer: What I’d do with Pogba as Man Utd manager

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer: What I’d do with Pogba as Man Utd managerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMolde coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes he can get the best from Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.Solskjaer is expected to be named United caretaker boss after the dismissal of Jose Mourinho on Tuesday.Before the start of the season, the United legend, who worked in the club’s academy, was asked about Pogba: “I would [build the team around him], absolutely no doubt. I had him with David [Gray] and Etzaz [Hussain] who is playing for me tomorrow.”That just shows how far the kid has come. Paul is a fantastic kid so hopefully we can build the team around him and keep him.”On his own managerial skills, Solskjaer added: “Sir Alex [Ferguson] taught me how not to become complacent and always keep the standards up.”Everything I know about managing top footballers I learned from him.” last_img read more

BC Ministry of Ags Land Matching Program to help new farmers access

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – With the expansion of the B.C. Land Matching Program, delivered by Young Agrarians, new and young farmers in Northern British Columbia will have access to support and services to enter the farming sector.According to Minister of Agriculture, Lana Popham, this program will connect farmers looking for land with landowners wanting to lease their land for farming.Popham also says this program will lead to security of land within the farming industry. “Land matchers are making it much easier for young people and aspiring farmers to find affordable, suitable land and enter British Columbia’s vibrant farming sector. Their work to connect farmers and landowners in more remote areas will help ensure farmland is being farmed and secure the industry and land for future generations.”The BCLMP is part of Grow B.C., a mandate commitment of the Ministry of Agriculture that supports young farmers and food producers seeking a career in agriculture and addresses major challenges for new farmers.For more information on the Land Matching Program, you can visit the Province’s website.last_img read more

RCMP release new photos of the people found dead near Liard River

first_imgFORT NELSON, B.C. – The RCMP have released new photos of the two people found dead south of the Liard River Hotsprings.International media shared the identity of the two victims early Friday and now the RCMP have confirmed the two people found dead are Chynna Noelle Deese of the United States and Lucas Robertson Fowler of Australia. Lucas is the son of New South Wales Police Chief Inspector Stephen Fowler, and the Fowler family is travelling to Northern B.C. to bring their son home. Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese were found deceased on the Alaska Highway 20 kilometres south of Liard Hot Springs on Monday, July 15, 2019. Police would like to speak to anyone that may have travelled this stretch of highway between Sunday, July 14, 2019, at 4:00 PM and Monday, July 15, 2019, at 8:00 AM.Police would especially like to speak with anyone who may have a Dashcam video while travelling that area.A vehicle an older blue minivan with Alberta plates was found at the scene and police would like to speak with anyone who may have seen the vehicle or render assistance.Anyone with information is asked to contact the Northern Rockies RCMP at 250 774-2700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.last_img read more