Fort St. John Olympic Torch Relay event info

first_img• Turns south on 100th Street • Turns into Centennial Park where Ross H MacLean, the final torchbearer, will light the cauldron at approximately 6:30 pm  • Look for the 7 foot Olympic Torch Relay signs (one for each locations torchbearers pass the flame to the next torchbearer) along the route • There will be specially planned activities going on at each location • We will be giving away free noise makers, Canada flags, Olympic Torch Relay flags, hot chocolate on the routeThe Community Celebration • Wear Red to show your support for our athletes • Pre-celebration activities begin at 4:30 pm in Centennial Park – crafts and games for the kids, including the ice slide compliments of the High on Ice Festival • Official Celebration gets underway at 5:00 pm • Many local and internationally recognized performers • Enjoy free hot chocolate and Olympic cookies made by the North Peace Secondary School culinary program and distributed by the Kinsmen • Sign a community card to wish Fort St. John’s own speed skater Denny Morrison and skeleton competitor Michelle Kelly good luck at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics • Torch Relay Sponsors Coca Cola and RBC will have special feature interactive booths setup • Warm-up next to the oversized bonfire • Enjoy the unveiling of 3 pieces of art work commissioned specifically for this event: an Ice Sculpture by carver Dave Diehl;  a story written by the Fort St. John Writers Circle; and a permanent sculpture to be unveiled by Mayor Lantz during the celebration Transportation and Parking • Parking is going to be an issue at all the local facilities • Park at Safeway and ride the new public transit bus which is fully wheelchair accessible • Bus runs 4:30 – 7:30Olympic Torch Relay Event List 5:00pm – Introductions by VANOC (Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee): ·         Welcome ·         Provincial Video ·         Official Introduction City Of Fort St John Presents: ·         Fire and Ice Story Teller: Fort St. John Poetics Research Group ·       Fort St John Ecole Central Ribbon Dancers: Ms Hannis’ Grade 5/6 &   Madam Marjo’s Grade 2 class ·         Dreamers & Land-Doig River Drummers ·         Fire and Ice Story Teller: Fort St. John Poetics Research Group Presenting Partner Entertainment Coca-Cola Presenting Partner Entertainment RBC: City Of Fort St John Presents: ·         Dayna Manning 6:30pm ·         Ross H MacLean will light the Cauldron ·         Christopher Baumeister will sing our National Anthem VANOC Presents: ·         Interview with Ross H MacLean ·         Question to Federal,/Provincial/Local Dignitaries ·         Video ·         Cette Flamme North Peace Community Choir City Of Fort St John Presents: ·         Fire and Ice Story Teller: Fort St. John Poetics Research Group ·         Fire Dancers: The Move Dance Studio  VANOC wraps up the show • Starts at 5:45 in front of Heritage Manor on 107th Avenue • It turns south on 100th Street • It turns west on 100th Avenue • It turns south on 108th Street Advertisement For a map of the Route, click here.  If you can’t watch the torch relay in person, you can also watch it online at Route Activation Activities Advertisementcenter_img • It turns east on 97 Avenue – torch will be carried by Jamie Lee around the outdoor oval next to Bert Bowes Jr. Secondary School, we have special activities for those who come watch this unique leg of the Torch Relay.  This will happen at approximately 6:05pm • Continues east on 97th Avenue Advertisement Below is all the information you could ever need about the Olympic Torch Relay event in Fort St. John, BC on Sunday January 31st, 2010.Quick Facts on Olympic Torch Relay Date:              Sunday, January 31, 2010 – Advertisement -Time:              Celebration Start 5:00 pm – Centennial Park               Torch Relay Start time 5:30 pm – Heritage Manor on 107th Avenue The Torch Route           Advertisementlast_img read more

The unwanted Man United record Liverpool are close to matching

first_imgLiverpool were so close to ending their long wait for a league crown last season.Having not won the title since 1990, the Reds were suddenly odds on to finish the 2013/14 campaign as winners, but it wasn’t to be and Man City proved themselves to be the best team in England.However, with the current 2014/15 season approaching the halfway point and Liverpool 18 points behind the leaders after just 12 games, the Reds are on the verge of matching the title drought endured by bitter rivals Man United.When Liverpool’s north west neighbours won the Premier League in 1993 it ended a 26-year wait to be crowned champions again, something they had achieved on seven occasions prior to their previous success in 1967.Liverpool’s previous longest title drought was 24 years, between 1923 and 1947 (and there was no league football between 1939 and 1946, due to war).Man United: 20 titles: 1908, 1911, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1965, 1967, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013Liverpool: 18 titles: 1901, 1906, 1922, 1923, 1947, 1964, 1966, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990So, it looks like Liverpool have one more season before they match Man United, not in the way they would like.25 years and counting… Will Liverpool wait for a title as long as Man United had to? 1center_img 1last_img read more

Shocker: Oden’s out for the year

first_imgNBA: Routine knee surgery discovers serious problem, ending top pick’s season. By Anne M. Peterson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORTLAND, Ore. – Greg Oden’s rookie season with the Portland Trail Blazers ended before it started on Thursday. The 7-foot center, the top pick in the June draft, went in for an exploratory procedure on his right knee and ended up having microfracture surgery, which means he will sit out the season. “Greg looked at me as he was coming out of his surgery, and he and his mom, Zoe, probably said `sorry’ 20 times,” Blazers general manager Kevin Pritchard said. “I could feel the weight of the world on his shoulders. And as a leader and as leaders of this organization, my first thought was how lucky we were to have a guy who cares about the organization that much.” Dr. Don Roberts performed the surgery to repair the damage, which Pritchard described as the size of a fingertip. Oden is expected to be on crutches for up to eight weeks. Full recovery likely will take six to 12 months, the team said. “At this point in time, we don’t see him coming back this season,” Pritchard said. Oden averaged 15.7 points and 9.6 rebounds last season as a freshman at Ohio State. The loss of Oden before the season was a blow to the organization. There was much fanfare when the Blazers got the first pick in the draft, and even more when the team chose Oden. A huge, stories-tall jersey with the name Oden and a No. 1 hangs on the Rose Garden Arena. Across the street, a building is plastered with a huge billboard proclaiming “The Road Back to Rip City” with larger-than-life photos of Oden and teammates Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge. “To know that Greg wouldn’t be with us, it was disappointing,” Coach Nate McMillan said. “I was really looking forward to working with him, and developing this team. You know we will still get that opportunity, but it will just come a year from now.” It was Oden’s second health problem since the Trail Blazers drafted him. He had a tonsillectomy in July after struggling in two Las Vegas summer league games. Oden recovered and had been working out in the Portland area. The MRI was taken Thursday after he had some swelling in the knee. Despite being hampered by a wrist injury at Ohio State, Oden led the Buckeyes to the national championship game. He had 25 points and 12 rebounds in the loss to Florida. The Trail Blazers were the surprise winners of the NBA draft lottery, and chose Oden over Texas forward Kevin Durant, who went to Seattle. Pritchard said Oden had MRIs on both knees before the draft and they were “pristine.” “We picked the right kid, he cares about his organization. And I can’t (overemphasize) how bad he felt, and not because he had to go through the rehab and all that, but because he felt like he let us down,” Pritchard said, “and he hasn’t let us down at all.” Dr. Roberts said the area of injury was not large and doctors were able to treat it with microfracture, which stimulates the growth of cartilage. Other high-profile players who have undergone the procedure include Jason Kidd, Amare Stoudamire and former Blazer Zach Randolph. Oden talked about the injury earlier this week in his blog. He said he had a sharp pain about a month ago when he was on vacation. “I didn’t tell anyone because I didn’t want to seem like I was complaining or making excuses for anything. Plus, I wasn’t doing anything at the time I realized it hurt, so I figured it couldn’t be anything big,” he said. The Blazers open training camp Oct.2. The regular-season opener is at San Antonio on Oct. 30.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img


first_imgPortsalon Golf ClubGaeltacht LeagueOn Saturday last Donal Callaghan led his Gaeltacht League team to Cruit Island for their fourth round league match.  The match commenced as a gale blew across the picturesque island course and it soon became apparent that these conditions were not suitable to play golf.  With winds howling , sand blowing and waves crashing against the rocks, a decision had to be taken and  after a few holes the match was abandoned a decision greeted favourably by both members of Cruit and Portsalon golf clubs. The rescheduled match is fixed for Sunday 25th March with an afternoon tee off 2 p.m  The Gaeltacht League table is as follows, Rosapenna played 5 have 72 points, Nairn/Portnoo played 5 have 46 points, Portsalon played 3 have 43 points, Gweedore played 4 have 40 points, Cloughaneeley played 3 have 22 points and both Dunfanaghy and Cruit Island have only two matches played. Portsalon’s remaining matches are scheduled for Cruit Island 25th March , Dunfanaghy 31st March at 8.30 a.m  and Cloughaneeley 14th April. All matches must be completed by Sunday 21st April which is the Captains Day and this will be played at Nairn Portnoo golf course  Events Busy Schedule AheadOn Saturday 10th March the Portsalon Winter Links takes centre stage at Portsalon golf club. All members of the Winter Links are reminded that their tee times remain as the previous outing and if you are unable to play please contact the clubhouse On Sunday 11th a members competition. On Wednesday 14th March a gents open competition. Over St Patrick’s weekend the club will stage a number of events, on Saturday 17th there is an open team of four classic any combination, Sunday 18th members competition and Monday 19th there is a gents open competition. A time sheet is in operation for all competitions at Portsalon Golf Club, contact 074 91 59459 for your tee time or go online at   Match Play Details of this year’s singles match play event at Portsalon Golf Club have just been announced. The prize on offer to the overall winner of the 2012 singles competition will be free subscription for 2013. The entry fee of €15 must accompany your entry sit back and await the draw. Each round will be played over a calendar month, allowing sufficient time for everyone to get on the course and play their matches.The main prize will be dependent on numbers entering the competition. Results The following is the results from last week’s competitions played at Portsalon golf club. On Wedenesday 29th Feb the winner was Vivian Doherty Letterkenyy (10)  37 points, 2nd Justin Greene (14) 37 points Gross Paul Shields (7) 27 points, 3rd James Lynch (18 ) 36 points. The CSS for home players was 35 points and for visitors non counting 34 points. On Saturday the winner of the open competition was J Mc Kenna (21)  Killymoon 36 points, 2nd Odhran Mc Gowan (17) 31 points 3rd John Mc Gettigan (14) 30 points Visitor Paul Smith Rosapenna. On Sunday the winner of the members competition was Michael Shields (18) 40 points 2nd Gerard Mc Gettigan (20) 40 points Gross Eamon mc Dermott (3) 32 points. The CSS was 35 points.   Portsalon NewsletterThe March edition of the Portsalon Newsletter is now available and the newsletter can be accessed through the Portsalon webb page at If you have any articles of interest please forward to the editor for inclusion in the next editionSubscriptions The council wish to remind all members that their fees for the 2012 golfing year are now due. An early payment would be appreciated.  Change to Drop Off arrangements Members and visitors should note that you must drop off the fairways 2,7 and 9 at the nearest point of relief as this has now been designated ground under repair. Under a local rule all golf balls in the areas identified must be lifted and dropped without penalty. It is no longer permitted to use the putter inside the areas identified.All members are kindly asked to keep all pull trolleys, electric trolleys and drive buggies outside the lines surrounding the putting greens. This is try to protect the main playing surfaces as much as possible over the next few weeks.. PlacingAll members and visitors should note that six inch placing on all fairways only is in operation at Portsalon Golf Club.On Line BookingMembers and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.comDivot BagsMembers and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box. Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist with the course maintenanceGOLF: PORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: March 9th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GOLF: PORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTESlast_img read more


first_img“I say to this Government: You are the Government now.  You are in charge of our country’s future. Give the young people of Ireland reason to stay here – and to fight for that future. You must demand fairness from Europe. We refuse to be the sacrificial lamb for Europe-wide and International beneficiaries.”DONEGAL TD TELLS DAIL GOVERNMENT MUST HAVE REVIEW OF IMF was last modified: April 21st, 2011 by gregShare 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:Dail debateIMFPadraig MacLochlainn TD Speaking in the Dáil this evening on the Nyberg Report Sinn Féin’s Spokesperson on EU affairs, Donegal NE Deputy Pádraig MacLochlainn said a glaring omission in the report was the central roles that the IMF, the ECB and some of our stronger European partners which all played part in the creation of the Irish catastrophic crisis.Deputy MacLochlainn called on Foreign Affairs Minister Eamon Gilmore to lobby other Governments to seek a review of the performance of the IMF as it has been a complete failure in Ireland.Deputy MacLochlainn said in the debate: “Yesterday’s Nyberg report places the blame for Ireland’s financial crisis squarely in the hands of Ireland’s ‘troika of incompetence’ of the Central Bank, the Financial Regulator, and the Department of Finance. “While Nyberg places blame on the Irish players in this economic catastrophe, one glaring omission as a result of the limited terms of reference is acknowledgement of the central role that the IMF, the ECB, and some of our stronger European partners, played in getting us into this sorry state.“Huge responsibility and blame lies with those controlling the purse strings and delivering financial advice both at EU and IMF level.  I put it to this Government that in all three reports to date, the Regling and Watson, Honohan and now Nyberg, all of them have referred to the International dimension of negligence.”The Sinn Fein TD added: “I am calling on Minister Eamon Gilmore to extend the remit of his European Diplomatic Mission with a new objective to communicate this crucial point to the Independent Evaluation Office (established in 2001as an internal watchdog for the IMF) and to also appeal to the 187 member governments of the IMF to review its complete failure in operating successfully in the case of the Irish state.last_img read more

Abdallah Mubiru dramatically re-instated as Police FC head coach

first_img Tags: abdallah mubiruAzam UPLonduparaka fcpolice fcSoana FC Abdallah Mubiru (right) during his unveiling at Police FCBarely 48 hours after Police FC came out and announced that head coach Abdallah Mubiru and his staff had been relieved of their duties, the Cops have announced that the former Dairy and KCCA FC player will stay in charge of the team.The development followed a crisis meeting during which a decision was made to grant Mubiru authority once again at least until the end of the season.Mubiru had been let go of along with   John Luyinda his assistant and goalkeeping coach James Magala in the wake of the Police FC’s 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Onduparaka on Friday evening in the league.“Abdallah Mubiru and his working team have to carry on until the end of the season,” said a source in the Police FC management that preferred anonymity.“This was a decision taken by the management for the good of the team and everyone associated with the club.Mubiru and his assistants were ordered to stop duty mid-way a recovery session on Saturday morning and told of the news that management had decided to end their association with the 2005 league champions with immediate effect.Mubiru was initially sacked on Saturday during a recovery sessionEfforts to reach either Mubiru or his assistant Luyinda where effortless as they are understood to have resumed duty immediately.Police FC are currently struggling after a stellar start to the current Azam Uganda Premier League season that at some point saw them seat on top of the table, they are currently 8th on the log with 32 points and may soon find themselves in the relegation scrap as the teams below them are steadily picking momentum.The team was looking good until January when they lost a couple of their key players.The players that may have brought about the dip in form include then team and league top scorer Hood Kawesa who left for greener pastures in Zambia.The other is Gift Ali who had initially departed for Tusker FC in Kenya but ended up at Proline.At the time of Gift Ali’s departure, he was second on the list of assist makers in the league and was the engine that drives the team especially through the middle.After the departure of Kaweesa and Ali, Police FC has managed only two top flight wins in 11 matches, drawing two and losing the other seven.In that period, the team has also scored only 10 goals, four coming in the dramatic 4-3 win against Express at the start of March is a game that is dubbed by May as the ‘the game of the season’ so far.Whether Mubiru and co can change the team’s fortunes after they have been re-instated, it remains to be seen but what is known as per now, the trio will have to work twice as much as they did before.Police hosts Soana FC on Tuesday, 1st May 2018 in their next domestic league engagement at Mandela National Stadium.Comments last_img read more

Nobel Prize Winner Fights Tyranny of Big Scientific Journals

first_img(Visited 17 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 He’s on a campaign to bring power to the people.Randy Schekman, a co-winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work in cell transport mechanisms, now has a powerful platform for speaking his mind.  In “How to break free from the stifling grip of luxury journals” in The Conversation, he is using it to empower thousands of beleaguered scientists who might feel threatened with the loss of careers if they were to speak up.  The major “luxury journals” like Science, Nature, and Cell, he feels, have “distorted how science and scientists operate.”  That’s also why he has started up his own online open-access journal called eLife, for which he is Editor-in-Chief.I am saying what many others believe but feel they cannot say, because they fear their careers might be damaged.Journal publishing has long been considered a criterion of science.  Ideas not published in peer-reviewed journals are subject to scorn as being pseudoscientific.  What this assumption has led to, though, is a fawning dependence on recognition from a few high-profile journals.  A measure called “impact factor” distorts the value of original research, he argues, leading universities and the public to rank the quality of research according to “branding” by the luxury publications.I am deeply committed to developing the careers of younger scientists I work with – that, indeed, is a major motivation for my argument. I do not want them to have to play a system where the artificial scarcity of prestige publications makes recognition and advancement such a lottery. It is gratifying that several of my lab colleagues have publicly supported me.The digital revolution, Schekman argues, does away with the limits created by paper, yet the luxury journals remain wedded to paper.  “It makes journals more selective than they need to be, driving extreme competition for space that is good for subscription businesses but bad for science.”  How is that?Intense competition for space in key journals means that the editorial process often involves multiple rounds of revision, review and resubmission, causing long delays in publication. Additional experimental data and information are often demanded by reviewers who might later, as authors, be competing for space in the same journals. Much of this data is then relegated to supplementary appendices. The experience can be highly dispiriting for researchers.By vastly increasing the publishing real estate, electronic publishing removes the need for quotas and liberates the market.  A growing number of open-access journals are paid not by advertisers and subscribers, but by the scientists or their institutions.  They typically have much lower overhead, faster turnaround, and can make their posts accessible to the public immediately.  Standards will still be held, but if a researcher meets an electronic journal’s requirements, artificial barriers are removed.  This benefits all: there is plenty of space for all the research that meets the criteria, and they can be made accessible to everyone, rather than hiding behind paywalls.After advocating for e-journals, Schekman becomes more radical.  He wants to remove branding and impact factor altogether.  The brand name of a journal should make no difference in funding decisions, quality assessment, or tenure.  Concentrate on the cereal, not the box: “Article metrics might have a role to play, but narrative explanations of research significance and accomplishments would be more helpful.”  Reviewers should agree beforehand that “journal brand cannot be used as a proxy for scientific quality.”Schekman is happy just to “spark a discussion” about this, and indeed he has: his previous article in The Guardian sparked 268 comments.  “I was not surprised by the range of opinions my comments provoked, but I have been impressed by their quantity,” he said.  “The evidence that the scientific community wants and needs this discussion could not be stronger.”The journals are not unaware of the trends.  PhysOrg published an article by Alex O. Holcombe about how publishing giant Elsevier, which “owns much of the world’s academic knowledge” in the form of copyrights, is stepping up “take down notices” against scientists who republish PDFs of their papers on, a kind of wikileaks for scientists where they can share and follow research.  The website boasts over 6 million researchers in its community.  Holcombe argues that it’s time for scientists “riled up” at Elsevier’s dominance to embrace open-access journals. Both Nature and Science took note of a new preprint server for biologists, like the arXiv that physicists have used for years.  Bucking tradition, preprint servers allow peer review after publication, not before.  In addition, social media like Twitter are allowing scientists to get rapid feedback from large numbers of colleagues instead of comments from a few anonymous reviewers who might be rivals.Evolution News & Views discussed some of the changes underway in “Public Science 2.0” – a return to the days when science was conducted in the public eye.  For a few decades now, people have equated print publishing in peer reviewed journals as a hallmark of scientific quality, but “there was never anything sacred about traditional scientific practices,” the article points out.Witness a scientific revolution in the making.  If Schekman’s priorities go mainstream (and there is every indication they will), it will be like a country going from dictatorship to democracy.  The quality of science will no longer be measured by connections, artificial metrics and the tyranny of editorial boards.  Anyone who does good work can get a hearing.  Undoubtedly new concerns and difficulties will arise, but like the proverb says, sunlight is the best disinfectant.  What this will do to the creation-evolution controversy remains to be seen, but in general, democracy is better than oligarchy.last_img read more

2018 Ohio State Fair Junior Market Lamb photo highlights

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Photos by Lea Kimley. Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive The judge gets ready to select the champion Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Champion Drive Grant Johnson, Wayne Co., gets the champion handshake. Grade Champion Drive Grade Champion Drive Bailee Amstutz stays focused in the Grade Champion Drive. Grade Champion Drive Grade Champion Drive Grade Champion Drive Grade Champion Drive Shelby Manning, 19, Darke County watches the judge in her grade class. Kendall Sattler, Henry Co., finished fourth in a tough grade class. Bailey Amstutz getting intense with her grade market lamb Morgan Evans, 13, of Union Co., with her lamb Bailee Amstutz leads her lamb around the ring Madison Gilbert, 15, of Clinton County sets her grade lamb up for the judge. Top 5 in the grade class Caleb Stone, Miami Co., and Ian Johnson, Union Co., in the Natural Colored champion drive Sarah Young, 17, of Highland Co. shows her grade market lamb. Maggie Mathews, 15, of Clinton Co. in the top 3 of her grade class Caleb Stone, Miami Co., receiving a handshake from the judge moments after being named Res. Champion Natural Colored Circling the ring to compete for Natural Colored champion Bracing in the Natural Colored champion drive Natural Colored chamion drive Ian Johnson, Union Co., with his Grand Champion Natural Colored The judge, Gene Winn, awaits the champion Natural Colored drive Erin Dilger-Lawrence from Licking County shows her Natural Color lamb Staying focused in the ring Harley Hanes sets up her sheep for the judge Class 1 of the Natural Color breed Jada Shroyer wins the Brockle breed Linsey Eddy, 15, shows her Brockle London Reichart zones in on the judge The judge evaluates his top 3 Brockles Staying intense in the Brockle class The Brockle class gets lined up Champion Hampshire drive Entering the ring to compete for champion Natural Colored Grant Johnson being named Grand Champion Hampshire Weston Stephens, Ross Co., receives a handshake from the judge after being named Reserve Champion Hampshire Mylee Shattoe, Shelby Co., shows helps her sister also be named Res. Champion Southdown Elizabeth Shatto, Shelby Co., shows her Southdown to champion honors The Southdown Champion Drive Jacob Roeth, Miami Co., with his Southdown Mylee Shatto, 11, shows her sister’s Southdown to 2nd place. The judge evaluates the Suffolk class Jordan Collam, 12, of Clinton County was named Grand Champion Suffolk Champion Dorset, McKala Grauel of Hardin Co. Exhibitors maintain eye contact while the judge places the Dorset class Exhibitors brace for the judge The judge evaluates the top end of the Dorset breed Carter Lampe, 11, of Wood County was named Res. Champion Suffolk Paige Bremke shows her sister Alaine’s Res. Champion Dorset The Oxford drive Hayden Harriman, Richland, shows his Oxford to Res. Champion honors Ava Shroyer with her Oxford Eilee Mumaw, 10, shows her Oxford Grant Johnson of Wayne County circles the ring in the champion Hampshire drive 2018 Champion DriveJudge Gene Winn, New Mexico sorted through more than 750 market lambs in nine breed classes and the grade crossbred lambs. Here are the results.Grand Champion Market Lamb: Grant Johnson, Wayne Co. (Champion Hampshire)Res. Grand Champion Market Lamb: Bailee Amstutz, Union Co. (Champion GradeThird Overall: Jada Shroyer, Logan Co. (Res. Champion Grade)Fourth Overall: Ian Johnson, Union Co. (Champion Natural Color)Fifth overall: Weston Stevens, Ross Co. (Res. Champion Hampshire)HampshireChamp: Grant Johnson, Wayne Co.Res. Champ: Weston Stevens, Ross Co. ShropshireChamp: Chase Eisenhauer, Huron Co.Res. Champ: Craig Schiff, Clinton Co. SouthdownsChampion: Elizabeth Shatto, Shelby Co.Res. Champion: Elizabeth Shatto, Shelby Co. SuffolkChampion: Jordan Collom, Clinton Co.Res. Champion: Carter Lampe, Wood Co. DorsetChampion: McKala Grauel, Hardin Co.Res. Champion: Alaine Brenke, Lorain Co. OxfordChampion: Elizabeth Shatto, Shelby Co.Res. Champion: Hayden Harriman, Richland Co. AOBChampion: Jacob Roeth, Miami Co.Res. Champion: Linsey Eddy, Union Co. Brockle-faceChampion: Jada Shroyer, Logan Co.Res. Champion: London Reichert, Darke Co. Natural ColoredChampion: Ian Johnson, Union Co.Res. Champion: Caleb Stone, Miami Co. GradeChamp: Bailee Amstutz, Union Co.Res. Champ: Jada Shroyer, Logan Co.last_img read more

Captive orcas speak dolphin

first_imgTwo years ago, scientists showed that dolphins imitate the sounds of whales. Now, it seems, whales have returned the favor. Researchers analyzed the vocal repertoires of 10 captive orcas (Orcinus orca), three of which lived with bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and the rest with their own kind. Of the 1551 vocalizations these seven latter orcas made, more than 95% were the typical pulsed calls of killer whales. In contrast, the three orcas that had only dolphins as pals busily whistled and emitted dolphinlike click trains and terminal buzzes, the scientists report in the October issue of The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. (Watch a video as bioacoustician and co-author Ann Bowles describes the difference between killer whale and bottlenose dolphin whistles.) The findings make orcas one of the few species of animals that, like humans, is capable of vocal learning—a talent considered a key underpinning of language.*Correction, 8 October, 2:24 p.m.: In the video, Ann Bowles describes the difference between killer whale and bottlenose dolphin whistles, not killer whale and orca whistles, as was previously reported.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

Confusion over Pakistan’s departure for India, no decision yet on Dharamsala

first_imgIn a late night development on Tuesday, Pakistan has asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to shift the March 19 World Twenty20 match against India from Dharamsala to a different location due to security concerns. However, NDTV reported that Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has allowed the men and women’s teams to depart for India to play the World T20 .As far as Himachal is concerned, no matter which team plays, we’ll provide them safety- Virbhadra Singh #Dharamshala ANI (@ANI_news) March 9, 2016But India Today understands that the Pakistan team won’t travel to India today. The Pakistan cricketers were due to depart at noon on Wednesday from Lahore for New Delhi, according to original plans. Meanwhile, reports suggested that the India-Pakistan match is likely to be shifted to Eden Garden in Kolkata.”If the organisers decide to shift the Pakistan match out of Dharamsala, the likely venue will be Kolkata,” India Today consulting editor Boria Majumdar said on Wednesday. “Mohali already has a couple of Pakistan games and an India game. Cricket Association of Bengal President Sourav Ganguly has also expressed his willingness to host the match. West Bengal Chief Mamata Banerjee will extend full support,” he said.  BCCI sources also said Kolkata was the ideal alternate venue for the India-Pakistan clash. “Logistically, and from security point of view, Kolkata is the ideal place for the match as they would not have to travel to Dharamsala… It’s feasible from broadcasting point of view as they would not have to the cost for taking the expensive broadcasting kit to another venue,” a BCCI official told PTI.advertisementAs per the ICC itinerary, the Pakistan team is slated to camp in Kolkata where they will play two warm-up games (against Bengal, March 12 and Sri Lanka, March 14) and one in the main round against Group A qualifier March 16.As per the schedule, Pakistan were to arrive late Wednesday evening and fly out to Dharamsala on March 17 but if the match is shifted they will remain in Kolkata till March 20 before heading to Mohali where they face New Zealand March 22.After a recce of Dharamsala, the PCB were reluctant to play there citing security concerns.”The Himachal Pradesh chief minister has not committed full security for the match and the Indian government has also not come up with any assuring statement… Under the prevailing circumstances how can we allow our team to play there?” PCB chairman Shahryar Khan said on Tuesday.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more