Baseball Draft

first_imgIf you are not aware, Bryan Hoeing was drafted by a major league team this year.  The Arizona Diamondbacks picked Hoeing in the 32nd round.  On the Diamondback’s website they put their reasons for drafting him even though he had the ACL injury from basketball and is possibly facing surgery on his arm this summer.  They said they would have chosen him higher but they knew of his commitment to attend Louisville along with the injury situation.  They like his size and ease of which he delivers a pitch.Hoeing was not the only local athlete to be picked.  A young infielder from Madeira High School in Cincinnati went in the top ten along with UC’s first baseman.  Another top pitcher from the Indiana High School ranks also was drafted this June.  He competed at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis and was considered Hoeing’s top competitor as a high school player.Now comes the decision on the part of these young men whether they will sign.last_img read more

Accident gives Leafs’ Henderson a new appreciation of life

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr The Nelson Daily Sports It wasn’t that long ago that Leaf D-man Riley Henderson led a carefree life. Play hockey, enjoy life and play hockey. However, life took a near-fatal turn for the Richmond native during a trip back to practice with the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise following the Christmas Holiday break. While driving outside of Castlegar in his vehicle, Henderson watched as his life passed before his eyes. His truck hit some black ice, spun out of control before contacting some pavement and rolling down an embankment. “That was probably the most scariest things I’ve ever gone through in my life,” Henderson told The Nelson Daily following Wednesday’s 5-4 KIJHL victory over Grand Forks. “It makes me realized just how lucky I am just to be playing hockey with such a great organization like the Nelson Leafs,” Henderson adds. Henderson truck rolled a couple of times before resting on the four wheels. Henderson, who said he went right into shock after the truck came to a halt, suffered a concussion along with some back problems. The accident caused Henderson to  miss a few games before being cleared to play by doctors. However, coaches around the league already knew all about the 6’3”, 195-pound defenceman before the single-vehicle accident occurred. So much so the KIJHL Allstar selectors were quick to make a call to Henderson and the Leafs when a spot became available. That spot became vacant when Castlegar Rebel rearguard Darren Tarasoff listed himself at unavailable for Saturday’s All Star Game in Fernie. “I found out just a couple of days ago that I would be going,” explained Henderson, with four goals and 17 assists in 31 games. “I was pretty excited when I got the call . . . and 18-year-old being picked to go to the All Star Game from the entire league is a pretty special thing. “I called my parents right away to tell them the news,” he added. Unfortunately, what’s good for Henderson turned bad for teammate Darren Hogg. The burley netminder was chosen to represent the Leafs during the Prospect’s Game. But Hogg suffered a leg injury during last week’s game in Golden, forcing the South Okanagan native to pull his name from Fernie. Hogg is not the only Leaf player forced to miss the contest. Nelson’s leading goal scorer Gavin Currie is also not going to make the contest after suffering an injury during the New Year’s Eve contest against Spokane. Currie’s replacement is Ryan Aynsley of Castlegar. Alex Ross, also of the Rebels, is slated to make the trip instead of Hogg. For Henderson, the news of being selected to the Allstar contest couldn’t have come at a better time. Especially after his near miss outside of Castlegar. “I’m going to enjoy this weekend,” Henderson confessed. Even more so than before.ALLSTAR NOTES: Cameron Dobransky and team captain Taylor O’Neil of the Leafs are also slated to be in Fernie during All Star weekend. . . .Friday, the Prospect’s Game is scheduled. After a banquet Saturday afternoon, the KIJHL stars take to the ice for the All Star contest. . . .Next game for Nelson is Friday, January 21 against Kelowna [email protected]last_img read more

What Stephen Curry expects from DeMarcus Cousins in Warriors home debut vs. Joel Embiid

first_imgOAKLAND – The news came as a surprise to Stephen Curry. Perhaps that is what happens after a long trip. Perhaps that is also what happens after seeing DeMarcus Cousins excel for five games since nursing a left Achilles tendon injury for nearly a year.But when the Warriors (36-14) visit the Philadelphia 76ers (33-18) on Thursday, Cousins will make his Warriors debut at Oracle Arena.“I didn’t realize that. I didn’t think about it,” Curry said. “We’re doing this for five games now on the floor. …last_img

Qantas 747 was struck by wake turbulence

first_imgThe Qantas 747 that suffered severe buffeting 110km south of Hong Kong on April 7 apparently encountered wake turbulence from another aircraft flying just above it.The incident, which the Australian Transport Safety Bureau termed as serious, injured 15 passengers.The area just south of Hong Kong is very congested often with aircraft in various holding patterns as air traffic control manages the traffic flow.Wake turbulence is turbulence that forms behind an aircraft as it passes through the air. This turbulence includes various components, the most important of which are wingtip vortices and jetwash.READ: Emirates A380 sends jet into a spinQantas Flt QF29 was operating from Melbourne to Hong Kong.According to the ATSB, the 747 was about to enter a holding pattern at Flight Level 220 (22,000ft) about 110km (60nm) south-east of Hong Kong at a waypoint called BETTY when the aircraft’s stick shaker activated.The stick shaker is a mechanical device that noisily vibrates the pilot’s control column or yoke (the stick) to warn of an imminent aerodynamic stall.(An aerodynamic stall occurs when the angle of attack of the wing causes the air moving over the upper surface to separate from the wing, causing a loss of lift and control.)However, Boeing warns that “a stall must not be confused with the stall warning that alerts the pilot to an approaching stall. Recovery from an approach to stall is not the same as a recovery from an actual stall. An approach to stall is a controlled flight manoeuvre; a stall is an out-of-control, but recoverable, condition.”The Qantas crew immediately disconnected the aircraft’s autopilot and recovered the aircraft manually,  the ATSB said.“While holding at flight level 220, the flight crew received a stick shaker activation and detected airframe buffeting,” it said. ” The flight crew disconnected the autopilot and manoeuvred the aircraft in response.”One of the passengers, teacher Jemma Gendall, told that the pilot made a PA to the passengers telling them that “another aircraft flying overhead had become too close and caused the altitude drop”.Wake turbulence incidents involving A380s, 747s and 757s are a serious issue and have caused a number of deadly crashes as well as numerous injuries to passengers and crew on other aircraft flying just below that encounter the wake.The wake turbulence would have caused significant upset to the 747 and triggered the stick shaker and other alarms.The 747 in question has continued to operate flights normally since the incident.Qantas confirmed that passengers on QF29 experienced “unexpected turbulence’’ about an hour before landing.The airline said the incident lasted about two minutes and the captain called for an ambulance to meet the aircraft on arrival.The injuries were minor, but one passenger was transferred to hospital for a precautionary medical assessment and later released.“We notified the ATSB of the occurrence, and our teams are also reviewing the event,’’ the airline said in a statement. “These investigations need to be completed before Qantas can comment further.”last_img read more

Fall soil sampling?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The goal of a soil sample is to make a fertilizer recommendation for crop production.To provide that recommendation, calibration studies are done to measure crop response.For Ohio, the Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations provide the calibration study history for recommendation development.While there are other “recommendations” used in Ohio, few have done the comprehensive work to truly provide this information.For more information on the Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations or on developing a soil sampling strategy several references are provided at areas in the field that have similar crop yields, crop rotation histories, fertilizer application methods and sources of applied nutrient. Fields or field areas with a history of livestock production (a former pasture, had manure applications or produced hay) or other unique characteristics may require a different sampling strategy. Field areas represented by any single sample should be less than 25 acres. Use of a yield monitor or grid sampling can lead to development of crop management zones, easing the burden of future sampling.Understand that a single soil sample is not a single core but a composite of numerous cores collected over the field area represented by the sample.Where broadcast applications have occurred a composite sample of 10 to 15 cores is suggested.Where a history of banded application exist in a field or manure application, then increase the number of cores to 20 to 25. In my opinion every field in Ohio has had band applications at some time in the past, so use 20 to 25 cores per sample.The samples are bulked, mixed and then a subsample of about one pound of soil (a pint) is submitted to the lab. Nutrients in the soil are naturally stratified with higher nutrient levels on the surface. This is due to plant residue breakdown and fertilizer placement. Each core taken should be taken to the same depth in the soil profile. Generally a 6- or 8-inch sample should be taken.The primary goal is to measure the ability of the soil to provide the soluble nutrient needed for crop production for two of our three macro nutrients (phosphorus and potassium) plus measure soil acidity which governs availability of micro nutrients. A secondary goal is to compare soil test results over time. No soil test result should be considered in isolation, look at past results before making major modifications.last_img read more

Win a Magic: The Gathering trackable and discover the golden city of Orazca!

first_img SharePrint RelatedWin a Magic: The Gathering Trackable and explore IXALAN!August 22, 2017In “News”Gewinne ein Magic: The Gathering Trackable und entdecke die goldene Stadt Orazca!November 28, 2017In “Deutsch”Inside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 11): The Magic of trackable promotionsMay 10, 2018Similar post Stake your claim on the golden city of Orazca! To kick off the excitement of their January launch of Rivals of Ixalan, Magic: The Gathering teamed up with Geocaching to release thousands of trackables to geocachers and fans around the globe!Be a part of the action as you seek out dinosaurs, pirates, merfolk, and vampires in a quest to be the first to discover the golden city. Take a Magic: The Gathering trackable with you from cache to cache to reveal card previews. Plus, we’re tracking mileage which will play a role in determining who controls the golden city at the end of the Rivals of Ixalan story.Share your latest find on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hashtags #MTGGeocachers and MTGRIXEnter to win a free trackable: with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

NU Bullpups sustain impressive run

first_imgRead Next Palencia, who was discovered by UST in the Palarong Pambansa two years ago, has been tipped to make an impact for the Tiger Cubs in their UAAP juniors campaign. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding The Bullpups—who are gearing up for their UAAP juniors campaign—held their own in the tight match as Torres took charge before finishing with 15 points and four rebounds.Lyceum, though, avoided an upset as it turned back another tough high school squad in Chiang Kai Shek with a 69-61 decision.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCarl Lumbao paced the Pirates with 16 points and 4 rebounds, while CKSC’s John Galinato topscored with 22.In the 17-under division, University of Santo Tomas blasted Lyceum, 69-57, behind Kobe Palencia’s 18-point outing. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles08:25Pagasa: ‘Ineng’ maintains strength, landfall unlikely01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Mourinho has dig at Man United fans over stylecenter_img View comments Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA National University’s high school squad continued to impress as it downed another collegiate Team B opponent in the Milcu Sports Basketball Presents Got Skills Elite Showcase.Behind Reyland Torres, the Bullpups slipped past La Salle, 74-70, in the 25-under division recently at Lyceum gym.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READlast_img read more

La Salle books UAAP finals return, ousts Adamson

first_imgRead Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDefending champion De La Salle returned to the Finals after upending third seed Adamson University, 82-75, in the Final Four Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The no. 2 Green Archers, who had a twice-to-beat advantage, await the winner of the series between Ateneo and Far Eastern University.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’center_img Reyes: Gilas prepared to play without Blatche QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa When the Falcons finally got their bearings back late in the game, the Green Archers were already hard to stop. La Salle made a living from the free throw line, making 26 out of 39 attempts off 33 fouls called on Adamson. The Falcons, on the other end, went 2-of-5 from the charity stripe on the Green Archers’ 12 fouls.Ben Mbala led La Salle with 27 points, 11 of which came from the free throw line, to go along 14 boards while Santi Santillan added 15 points and eight rebounds.Jerrick Ahanmisi had 17 points to lead Adamson while Robbie Manalang added 16 points.ADVERTISEMENT After trailing 63-54 at the end of the third, La Salle mounted a 14-0 run with Aljun Melecio capping it off with a rebound put-back that gave the Green Archers a 68-63 lead with 6:03 left in the game.La Salle’s lead then ballooned to eight with 52 seconds remaining after Melecio replicated his earlier play that gave the Green Archers a 78-70 buffer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We were focused,” said Green Archers head coach Aldin Ayo. “I always tell my players that there are situations that they should do on their own accord. If you want to win, you have to do things that are not asked of you.”Adamson fizzled in the second half after a strong start, going without a field goal for more than five minutes into the payoff period that allowed La Salle to take over. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

Rakitic benched for Olympiakos clash

first_imgBarcelona Barcelona team news: Rakitic benched as Catalans face Olympiakos Goal Last updated 2 years ago 01:41 10/19/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Ivan Rakitic Barcelona 12092017 Getty Barcelona UEFA Champions League Barcelona v Olympiakos Piraeus Olympiakos Piraeus The Croatia star is rested and will not start at Camp Nou, with Paulinho picked to play alongside Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets in the middle Ivan Rakitic has been benched as Barcelona continue their Champions League campaign against Olympiakos on Wednesday.Paulinho starts ahead of the Croatia midfielder in the engine room, alongside Sergio Busquets and Andres Iniesta. Rakitic’s absence gives him a much-needed rest, after being almost ever-present for Barcelona and Croatia so far in 2017-18. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Ernesto Valverde is also without Jordi Alba, out with a muscle complaint, meaning Lucas Digne fills in at left-back. Barca are otherwise at near full-strength for the visit of Olympiakos, with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez starting after a strenuous past week with club and country. The pair, who helped Argentina and Uruguay qualify for the World Cup, are joined by Gerard Deulofeu up front at Camp Nou.There is no room, however, for Nelson Semedo, as Sergi Roberto gets the nod from Valverde to start on the right side of defence.Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Digne; Paulinho, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Suarez, Deulofeu.Substitutes: Cillessen, Semedo, Rakitic, Denis, Mascherano, Alcacer, Andre GomesOlympiakos: Proto; Elabdellaoui, Botia, Nikolaou, Koutris; Gillet, Romao, Zdjelar; Carcela-Gonzalez, Odjidja, Androutsos.last_img read more


first_imgWelcome to the latest edition of Sixty Seconds in Touch, live from Coffs Harbour where we are for the National 18 Years and Under Championships. We’re a little disappointed the sun isn’t right out yet, but for the moment the rain clouds are holding off, so hopefully the weather will be fine for the tournament… * The teams have all arrived in Coffs Harbour, thankfully arriving safely, with no problems on the road. Touch Football Australia (TFA) staff have been busy setting up the fields, merchandise and doing general tournament work…tournament director Jon Pratt is getting a little worried as it all seems to be going just a little too smoothly!! * A coaching forum for those who coach our Australian Youth players is being held this afternoon from 3:00-4:00pm. It will be hosted by Gary Madders, current Australian Mixed Open Coach and Cathy Gray, TFA Elite Programs Director. Others invited to attend are Peter Bell, former Australian Womens Open coach. The forum will be held in Coffs Harbour International Stadium, Marquee (Referees tent) at the rear of the Stadium. * The Opening Ceremony for the Under 18 Championships is being held tomorrow at 11:00am. Make sure you get out to the stadium for the ceremony which will be both an opening ceremony for the event and also a farewell and best wishes to the ten Australian sides that are traveling to Christchurch. New Zealand in a few weeks for the All Nations Championships. NRL players Joe Williams and John Sutton will be on hold, and Peter Bell (TFA Hall of Fame member) will be presenting the Aussie flag to the All Nations representatives. * Managers meetings are being held this afternoon at 2pm and 4pm….Managers make sure you get there!! * `From the Fishbowl’ is up and running with Kane Weeks in town for the event, make sure you check out the daily rundown from the Fishbowl…it’s sure to entertain. * Top marks to Media assistant Lisa Plummer’s champion boyfriend Tim…who had flowers delivered to Coffs Harbour for their anniversary…the room mates were very impressed! * The merchandise room is set up and overflowing with gear…make sure you check out the new gear, kooldri t-shirts, headbands, singlets, silicon wristbands and more. Also, there is a massive table with $5 gear…plenty of old t-shirts and so forth going out at $5 each! * In non-18’s Touch news, the move to sign on new affiliates is underway with Brisbane Metro Touch Association and Berserkers Touch (formerly Central Queensland University Touch) signing on first. A restructure of the sport in Australia has resulted in the affiliates (local competitions) becoming direct members of the national body. The new structure, recommended by an independent report produced in June 2004, is being implemented across Australia. Chief Executive of TFA, Kevin Thompson, said today “It is great to see that the local competitions appreciate the benefits of the new model and are signing up. The whole theme of the restructure is to reduce duplication and administration and to divert more resources to the grass roots. The players, officials and coaches in BMTA and Berserkers will be the first to benefit.” Keep an eye on the website for the upcoming full story and all the latest info on the Unitary Model of Management and Affiliation with Touch Football Australia. * The Queensland All Schools Championships have attracted a record 198 teams…make sure you keep an eye on the website this week, we’ll be talking to Queensland School Sport legend Peter Bell about the upcoming event. * Remember, results from the Under 18’s will be updated at the end of every round throughout the tournament, make sure you keep checking the website regularly. By Rachel Moylelast_img