Kelly Shryock won his second IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature of the season at Kossuth County Speedway on June 6. (Photo by Greg Grabianowski) ALGONA, Iowa (June 6) – Kelly Shryock and Kaytee DeVries both won for the for the second time this season at Kossuth County Speedway, in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and Mach-1 Sport Compact divisions, on June 6. DeVries battled back to the front to regain the lead and held off Jade Lange for the win. Shryock started on the outside of the fourth row as Derek Green was the early leader in the Stock car feature. Cautions on the eighth and 10th laps brought the 17-car field back together as Shryock slowly reeled in Green. Shryock passed Green with two laps to go to park his no. 3 car in the winner’s circle for the second straight week at Algona. By Greg Grabianowski Jacob Bleess was the IMCA Modified winner and 10th starting Leah Wroten topped the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main. Colby Fett was first to the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod checkers. DeVries had the early lead before an early incident that brought out the yellow flag and gave Megan Sandvig the front spot.
AUBURN HILLS, Michigan:Toronto pulled away early in the fourth quarter to set up a 103-89 victory at Detroit on Monday night, making it 14 wins from 15 games and extending the Raptors lead in the NBA Atlantic Division to five games.The Raptors have the second-best record in the Eastern Conference behind Cleveland, which beat Sacramento 120-100, thanks to LeBron James’ 40th career triple double.Among other results, Portland won 112-106 in overtime at Memphis and Orlando surged back from a big deficit to also win 117-110 in overtime on the road, at Atlanta.Toronto’s Kyle Lowry scored 25 points and Terrence Ross added 18 points for the Raptors, who recovered quickly after Detroit’s Andre Drummond made a shot from about 80 feet to end the third quarter.Toronto led 70-65 at the start of the fourth and went on an 11-2 run to quickly take control of the contest.Cleveland won with James contributing 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. It was the 40th triple double of his career, but the first this season for the four-time league MVP.Kyrie Irving matched his season high with 32 points for Cleveland.Portland’s Damian Lillard scored 33 points to help the Trail Blazers defeat Memphis 112-106. C.J. McCollum scored the first three baskets of overtime and finished with 21 points for Portland. Mike Conley’s 27 points led the Grizzlies, who lost in overtime for the second straight night.Atlanta came from 18 points down in the third quarter to force overtime and then beat Atlanta 117-110. Nikola Vucevic was a key to the comeback, scoring 25 points after halftime after only three in the first half.Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant scored 25 of his 32 points in the second half to help the Thunder win 122-106 against Phoenix, which has lost eight straight.- AP
Blaze Basketball Club in Letterkenny held a hugely successful end-of-season dinner dance on Friday night last at the Clanree Hotel. All players, from underage right up to seniors, were honoured for a terrific effort this season.Town Mayor Pascal Blake, who was special guest on the night, paid tribute to the hard work of all involved in the club.After a delicious meal, the dancefloor was cleared for what could be only described as some very ambitious dance moves!Many thanks to Tony Duffy for al the pictures! HOOP HOOP HOORAY – BLAZE BASKETBALL’S ANNUAL DINNER DANCE PIC SPECIAL was last modified: May 12th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Blaze Basketballletterkennypic special
Metalheads, hardheads, steelheads — or whatever you want to call them. This beautiful chrome, sleek, silver bullet sure has a mind of it’s own. All of this bountiful water flowing through our pristine coastal rivers and streams, and yet, you’re nowhere to be found? I guess that’s what makes these sea-run rainbow trout so special. You never know what they’re thinking. Or when they’ll make an appearance. Or maybe we’re all just a little too excited; given the fact we’re coming off one heck of a …
OAKLAND — The A’s put an exclamation mark on a ceremony honoring the 30th anniversary of the 1989 World Series championship team by announcing that Dave Stewart, the Oakland-born pitching ace of that team, will have his uniform No. 34 retired.Stewart is the sixth Oakland A’s player to have his number retired, and the only one who isn’t in the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. The others are Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, Rollie Fingers, Rickey Henderson and Dennis Eckersley. Fingers also …
The DTI is positioned as the essential point of contact for anyone involved in trade and investment in South Africa.The export process is sector-specific, and sector strategies offer the framework within which exports are encouraged and incentivised. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterThe main government body tasked with assisting exporters is the Department of Trade and industry (DTI).As a crucial enabler of South Africa’s economic strategy in providing an environment that is conducive to investment, trade and enterprise development, the DTI enjoys direct access at the highest levels to South African business sectors and trading partners. The DTI is positioned as the essential point of contact for anyone involved in trade and investment in South Africa.The DTI works to build equitable and strong trade links with key economies, with a special focus on supporting African regional economic integration and co- operation. South Africa has trading relationships with more than 200 countries and territories.Visit the DTI’s website for the latest information on trade agreements: www.dti.gov.zaSector specificThe export process is sector-specific, and sector strategies offer the framework within which exports are encouraged and incentivised. The DTI focuses on promoting sectors of the economy that have shown the greatest growth potential and marketability.The DTI’s sector specialists have a clear understanding of, and access to, the various industries, and are able to provide advice on all current export processes and procedures.Enquiries are channelled through the DTI Customer Care Centre on:0861 843 384 (local callers)+27 (12) 394 9500 (international callers)OpportunitiesIn partnership with Provincial Investment Promotion Agencies (PIPAs), the DTI promotes investment and export activities in targeted markets. It has teams operating from regional offices around the world providing market intelligence and identifying opportunities for South African companies, as well as sector specialists offering advice on export processes and procedures.Visit the DTI’s website for the PIPA director as well as information on export opportunities: www.dti.gov.zaExport councilsExport-oriented companies have, in partnership with the DTI, organised themselves into so-called Export Councils, which target specific markets. These assist exporters in reaching their targets, and specifically enable small businesses in any sector to access DTI support structures.Read more: South African export councilsIncentivesThe DTI also provides incentives to exporters – with a special focus on small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) and black economic empowerment (BEE) exporters – through the Export Marketing and Investment Assistance (EMIA) scheme.Read more: Incentives for exportersExport adviceThe International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) is responsible for import and export controls and for the issuing of permits. It can also advise you on trade regulations.Website: www.itac.org.zaThe DTI’s website also carries information on learning to export, including how to do an export readiness assessment, export order case studies, and the the four-step export order process.To register as an exporter, you need to contact the South African Revenue Service. SARS also has up to date information on export tariffs.Website: www.sars.gov.zaWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Winter is a good time to reflect on the previous season in order to prepare for the upcoming one. The Marysville, Ohio, Grow More Experience site improved an understanding of how various Syngenta products can help growers in the area improve their crops’ productivity.The Grow More Experience isn’t just another field day, as it offers season-long opportunities for growers and retailers to see visual effects of test plots and relate those outcomes to their individual farms.“We prefer that area farmers stop by to visit these sites more than one time a year,” said Derrick LeBeau, a Syngenta agronomic service representative in Ohio. “We always try to make sure that something is visually showing so that growers and retailers can get a good look and get a feel of what may be going on in their fields in early season, mid-season, late season or even at harvest time.”In 2015, Ohio farms saw a wide array of yield results from well below average to the north and northwest to above average to the south. LeBeau says that the Marysville area ended the year with what would be considered an average year. The one constant throughout the state, which was also noticed at the Grow More Experience corn plots, was disease pressure.“We had anything from gray leaf spot to northern corn leaf blight show up and that gave us an opportunity to emphasize the importance of scouting fields,” LeBeau said. “We already had set dates and growth stages in our protocol of when we were going to spray our corn. That allowed us to show our guests that at different timings the plant will go through different stress environments.”Producers that visited the Grow More Experience were able to see the differences of applying fungicide to the crop in the early stages and going back during the reproductive stages of the season and help with grain fill, test weight and moisture and protect the yield that’s there.Testing at the Marysville location also looked at pest pressures and the performance of Syngenta’s Agrisure Viptera trait, which control 16 above and below ground insects.“That site was affected by corn earworm and fall armyworm and Agrisure Viptera performed very well,” LeBeau said. “We also had some non-traited corn in plots, which had significant damage to the ears and those ears lost one-third to a half of their full potential due to insect feeding.”“The competitor traits on site that did stack up and offered some protection, but when we stepped back and looked at the big picture, the Viptera trait had the least amount of visual effect of damage to the actual ear and to the ear tip.”Visit KnowMoreGrowMore.com to find out more about the 2015 results from the Grow More Experience site in Marysville and to find out about 2016’s research and schedule of events.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Bennett and Liza Musselman of Orient are the new chaircouple of Ohio Farm Bureau’s State Young Ag Professionals Committee. Emily Krikke of Greenwich is the new vice chair.Young Ag Professionals are 18 to 35, singles and married, who are interested in improving the business of agriculture, learning new ideas and developing leadership skills. The group includes full- and part-time farmers, OSU Extension agents, teachers, consumer educators, former Ohio Farm Bureau Youth members, FFA and 4-H alumni, farm media communicators, livestock and equine enthusiasts, seed representatives, green industry employees, gardeners, foodies and more.The Musselmans farm with Bennett’s father. Liza is an accounting manager at WillowWood, owns a photography business and is active in Ohio Agri-Women and as a school volunteer. Bennett is a vice president and agribusiness banker at HeartlandBank, is president of Pickaway County Farm Bureau, on the ag committee of the Pickaway Competitiveness Network and a Pickaway County Farmers Club member. They have two sons.Krikke farms with her parents raising crops and hogs. She is a Certified Pediatric Registered Nurse at Akron Children’s Hospital. She is active in her county Farm Bureau and Ohio Pork Council.Other members of the State YAP Committee are Jessica and Nick Dailey, Kristen and Justin Dickey, Cassandra and Luke Dull, Casey and Charlie Ellington, Aaron Harter and Kaitlyn and Ross Meeker.
Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification jolie odell Tags:#twitter#web The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Finally, the powers that be are planning to put a stop to #liesboystell, #goodhead, and… well, all the other asinine, vulgar, and generally pointless trending topics one finds in the right column of the Twitter web interface.Over the summer, we noticed that Twitter was submerging some adult-themed trending topics, and we noted the absolute need for more top-down policing of the trends list, which should be available for surfacing interesting and timely items to engage users. Today, Twitter has finally acknowledged the brokenness of the feature and has stated its intentions to fix the issue.Twitter rep @jennadawn (no real name given, and no link from her Twitter profile, either) wrote on the official Twitter blog, “We’ve noticed an increasing amount of clutter in the public timeline, especially with trending topics. Trends began as a useful way to find out what’s going on but has grown less interesting due to the noisiness of the conversation.“So, today we’re starting to experiment with improvements to trends that will help you find more relevant tweets. Specifically, we’re working to show higher quality results for trend queries by returning tweets that are more useful. The improvement won’t be very noticeable at first, but this is a small step toward unearthing more value in search and getting you more relevant results.”We are interested to know exactly how this new algorithm will work. Clearly, the wisdom of the masses has proved to be anything but. We hope that, beyond editing the tweets that qualify as representatives of a given trending topic, Twitter will acknowledge that they already do police trending topics, and we hope they will do so with greater diligence, intuition, and intelligence.Vulgarity and inanity aside, we worry about dupes. For example, right now, FortHood, Fort Hood, and FtHood are all trending topics. Likewise, every time a good football game rears its majestic head, we see the name and city of each team start to trend, along with NFL and the like.There are many ways in which trending topics are busted, useless, and irritating – hence, many opportunities for making them customizable, interesting, and useful. We’re sensing an opportunity for third-party apps to step in here. Traditionally, Twitter is late to the game in making official features from ideas third-party developers have been working on for ages. Unless Twitter takes some impressive and noticeable action, an app might fix trending topics before Twitter does.
The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) inducted its first electric bus on Thursday called Shivaee. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, who inaugurated the bus, said it was a matter of pride that Maharashtra was the first State to have an electric bus on intercity routes. The bus can run for 300 km on one charge and takes between one and five hours for a full charge. The fare will be between that charged for the Shivshahi service and the premium Shivneri. MSRTC vice chairman and managing director Ranjeet Singh Deol said they haven’t finalised the routes. “Fifty buses will come soon. All will be procured on wet lease. We will discuss with the operator on the routes they can ply,” he said. Mr. Thackeray also laid the foundation stone for the ambitious redevelopment of the Mumbai Central depot and MSRTC’s head offices. MSRTC plans to build a 49-storey building and redesign the depot. The first eight floors will be used for parking, while administrative offices will be housed between floors nine and 14. The rest will be rented to other government departments. Mr. Deol said the design is as per the FSI they have. “We will not lease the extra space to private entities. We will give it only to government departments and agencies,” he said. The project will be built by the MSRTC and the transport department and will not involve any private players. The estimated cost of the building will be around ₹468.12 crore and the corporation expects around ₹16.17 crore as rent from the 35 floors. “We are working on the tender specifications. The tenders will soon be floated,” he said. MSRTC also unveiled a plan to redevelop a 10-acre plot in Kurla, which houses some administrative offices and a workshop. The redevelopment is being done through a public-private partnership with Eduspark International Private Limited. The latter will redevelop the offices and workshop, and build two 12-storey buildings for staff quarters. The remaining land will be used for a school, where 50 seats will be reserved for children of MSRTC employees.