Bombers rack up shutout streak at Fall Festival in Oliver

first_imgThe lone loss came against Chilliwack when the Fraser Valley squad scored the winner in a 1-0 game in the final minute.”The ball went off our defence and in on their only penalty corner of the game,” said coach Val Gibson. “We dominated the game thoughout.”Against Lord Tweedsmuir Allie Zondervan, Kyra Burkart, and Sydney Zondervan, with an assist from Paige Mansveld, scored for the Bombers.Sarah Wade from Lauren Walgren, and Naomi Perkins from Sydney Zondervan notched markers for LVR in the win over Maggie.Against Summerland Paige Mansveld from Allie Zondervan and Chiara Chirico from Sydney Zondervan found the back of the net.Along with Keeper Extraordinare, Tara Yowek, Gibson was pleased with the play of team captain Paige Mansveld. As Tara Yowek goes, so go the L.V. Rogers Bombers Fieldhockey team.Yowek was flawless in three games sparking the Bombers to a 3-1 record at the Fall Festival Fieldhockey Playday Saturday in Oliver.The Bombers posted wins over Lord Tweedsmuir (Cloverdale) 3-0, Princess Margaret of Penticton 2-0 and Summerland 2-0.last_img read more

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House Agriculture Committee Farm Bill markup completed today

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The House Agriculture Committee completed its markup of the House farm bill today and reported the bill to the full U.S. House. Despite a robust debate, the Committee made few changes to the bill. Now the bill moves toward the House floor.“The 2018 Farm Bill is ready for debate and amendments a mere six days after its introduction. A vote by the full House of Representatives is expected to soon follow. This is great news for farmers and ranchers everywhere. H.R. 2 — The Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 —  takes us one step closer to bringing certainty to families who face the toughest farm economy in more than a decade,” said Zippy Duvall, American farm Bureau Federation president. “We look forward to working with members of both the House and Senate to complete work on a bipartisan, bicameral bill that can be signed into law by the president before the current law expires.”The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) lauded the House Agriculture Committee for approving a draft of the 2018 Farm Bill that contains key dairy policy improvements. Among the provisions of significance to the U.S. dairy industry in the House bill are additional improvements to the dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP). The measure raises the maximum covered margin to $9 per hundredweight and adjusts the minimum percentage of milk that can be insured; both measures will offer greater flexibility for dairy producers. It also includes provisions of an important agreement reached between NMPF and the International Dairy Foods Association on price risk management.“It’s important that the Farm Bill process continue moving forward,” said Jim Mulhern, NMPF President and CEO . “As U.S. dairy farmers weather a fourth-straight year of depressed milk prices, making additional improvements to the dairy safety net through this farm bill becomes more critical with each passing day.”The House bill also addresses several other NMPF priorities. The conservation title helps producers access technical and financial assistance to carry out multiple conservation practices on their land and water. Under the trade title, the Farm Bill authorizes the trade promotion programs that are critical to dairy farmers and their cooperatives. The bill also includes helpful provisions intended to increase fluid milk consumption. NMPF looks forward to working with Congress on these issues as the process continues.The National Corn Growers Association too was supportive of the House bill.“NCGA is pleased the bill restores full funding to the Market Access and Foreign Market Development Programs and makes administrative reforms to the revenue-based Agriculture Risk Coverage Program (ARC), which are welcome provisions for corn farmers facing uncertain times. NCGA also appreciates the bill’s expansion of grower participation in working lands conservation programs and the research title’s funding for the phenotyping initiative,” said Kevin Skunes, NCGA president. “Moving forward, NCGA will remain focused on our growers’ top policy concerns — a robust federal crop insurance program, ensuring the ARC-county program is a viable risk management option, and increased resources for trade promotion programs.”last_img read more

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Strugglesville: Cavs blow big lead, end Magic

first_img“Right now we’re in Strugglesville,” LeBron James said. “But it felt like a win. We needed it. Definitely.”Isaiah Thomas made two free throws with 11 seconds left and Cleveland came up with a defensive stop in the frantic final seconds after blowing a 23-point lead to beat the Orlando Magic 104-103 on Thursday night and snap a four-game losing streak.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAfter Thomas made his shots, Orlando’s Elfrid Payton missed a contested layup with three seconds left. The three officials ruled there was an inadvertent whistle and held a jump ball at midcourt.Magic forward Aaron Gordon grabbed the toss and sank a 45-footer as the horn sounded and Cleveland’s crowd shrieked in disbelief. But Gordon committed a jump-ball violation with the move and Cleveland only had to inbound the ball to come away with a victory following a crazy and exhausting final sequence that left everyone dazed. Cleveland Cavaliers’ Derrick Rose, center, drives between Orlando Magic’s D.J. Augustin, left, and Khem Birch during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — There was none of the usual postgame chatter or music in the Cavaliers locker room.The mood was somber and quiet, not the same place.ADVERTISEMENT Magic: Played without G Aaron Afflalo, suspended two games without pay by the NBA for fighting with Minnesota’s Nemanja Bjelica on Tuesday. … Earlier this season, Orlando snapped a 17-game losing streak against Cleveland. … Vogel burned some early timeouts to scold his players after they gave up six 3-pointers in the opening minutes. …Cavaliers: James will make his 14th straight All-Star start, one behind Kobe Bryant’s record. … James set a goal to play 82 games, and Lue said that’s a possibility although it’s expected the four-time MVP will be rested for the playoffs. “He has to understand that his health is most important and without that we can’t go very far,” Lue said. “We just have to be smart about it.”UP NEXTMagic: At Boston on Sunday.Cavaliers: Host Oklahoma City on Saturday. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “No, I don’t,” said Thomas when asked if he knew what happened. “It was a lot of back and forth. I’m just glad we just came out with the win.”James committed six turnovers and went 2 of 8 from the free-throw line but closed in on 30,000 career points, Thomas scored 21 and came through in crunch time and the Cavs got their fourth win in 13 games.However, some of the same problems — defensive lapses, stagnant offense — that have plagued the Cavs for much of the season resurfaced in the second half, when Orlando outscored Cleveland 56-37.“Obviously we know we’ve been struggling as of late,” James said. “We’re just trying to figure out how we can put two halves together. Obviously we had a great first half on Monday (against Golden State), great first half today and the same result. So we’ve got to keep pushing, keep watching film and seeing ways we can be better.”James scored 16 and now needs 25 to become the seventh player in NBA history to reach 30,000. He’ll likely reach the plateau on Saturday when Cleveland hosts Oklahoma City.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIEScenter_img Read Next The Cavs were rolling to a rare, easy win before they went cold from the outside and were outscored 33-17 in the third quarter by the Magic, who have dropped 17 of 19. Cleveland went 1 for 17 on 3-pointers in the second half.Payton scored 19 and Gordon 17 for Orlando, which felt a few calls should have gone their way in the final seconds.Thomas was sent to the line with 11 seconds left when referee Kane Fitzgerald called a foul on Orlando’s Shelvin Mack. Magic coach Frank Vogel felt Mack had tied up Thomas to force a jump ball.“I’m disappointed for our guys,” Vogel said. “I felt like they deserved the victory. We didn’t get the breaks down the stretch.”ROSE RETURNSCavs guard Derrick Rose returned after missing more than two months with ankle injuries and scored nine points in 13 minutes.Rose deepens Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue’s rotation and the former league MVP gives the Cavs another proven scorer.“I thought he looked pretty good,” James said. “For as long as he’s been out, can’t ask for much. He gave us everything he had. Defensively he was in tune, offensively he made some great moves.”CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAINBefore the game, James was chosen as one of the captains for this year’s All-Star game after receiving the most votes in balloting by fans, players and media. James will have first choice from a pool of selected players, which will include former Cavs teammate Kyrie Irving and players from Western Conference teams.James wouldn’t reveal his No. 1 pick, but made it clear he’s going to take his duties seriously.“I’m going to try to build the best team I can,” he said. “I don’t play fantasy anything. And I don’t trade guys onto teams when I play 2K or play the video games so this is different for me. But I know watching guys and loving their game and all that, if you had an opportunity to play with that guy, how special that would be.”TIP-INS MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City San Sebastian victorious over CDSL to earn a spot in the Elite Eight Do not bring these items in SEA Games venueslast_img read more

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Pistons top Raptors in OT

first_img1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash The highly charged, closely contested game in Detroit may be a first-round matchup in the Eastern Conference playoffs.Both teams had chances to win in regulation, and in the extra period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesReggie Jackson put the Pistons up 96-91 with 1:56 left and turned the ball over on a no-look pass on their next possession. Kyle Lowry scored Toronto’s next five points and OG Anunoby tipped in a shot with 25.6 seconds left to tie the score at 100.Lowry had the Raptors’ first seven points in overtime, giving them a 107-102 lead with 2:22 remaining. The cushion wasn’t big enough. PBA D-League: Diliman College dumps Trinity for 1st win Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end LATEST STORIES View comments The Pistons rallied and Andre Drummond made two free throws to put them ahead 109-107 with 46.1 seconds left. Lowry missed a contested layup with seven seconds left and Detroit made free throws to seal the win.Lowry scored a season-high 35 points and Pascal Siakam had 21 points.Jackson scored 19 points and Drummond added 15 points and 17 rebounds.Detroit led by 13 points in the opening quarter and didn’t trail until Marc Gasol made a 3-pointer with 8-plus minutes left in the third.The go-ahead shot came shortly after Toronto got fired up because Siakam and Danny Green were called for technical fouls for arguing with officials. Detroit’s Zaza Pachulia was ejected after getting called for two technical fouls for screaming at officials and he will likely be disciplined by the NBA for bumping a referee.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting TIP-INSRaptors: Jeremy Lin started in Leonard’s place and was 0 for 8 and scored only one point. …. Leonard went through a workout on the court before the game and studied previous games on a laptop in a front-row seat.Pistons: Luke Kennard became the 10th player in franchise history to make at least five 3-pointers in two straight games and finished with 19 points. … Reggie Bullock, who now plays for the Los Angeles Lakers, made the winning shot as time expired in November when Detroit won at Toronto 106-104 as Dwane Casey made an emotional return to face his former team.UP NEXTRaptors: Host Houston on Tuesday night.Pistons: Host Minnesota on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Detroit Pistons guard Ish Smith (14) drives against Toronto Raptors guard Patrick McCaw (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 3, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — Blake Griffin scored 14 of his 27 points in the first quarter and the Detroit Pistons finished with plays at both ends of the court to beat the Toronto Raptors 112-107 in overtime on Sunday night.Detroit took advantage of Toronto resting star forward Kawhi Leonard less than 48 hours after he made the go-ahead shot in the closing seconds of their win over Portland.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed MOST READlast_img read more

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FINALS REFEREES APPOINTED

first_imgAfter three days of solid refereeing performances, the National Referees Panel have made the appointments for the finals matches,  naming Dave Baggio and Kathy Sweeney as the leading male and female referees respectively. Tournament Referee Director Ian Matthew said it has been a challenging tournament for the referees, some of whom have officiated in up to four games a day. “We lost a few referee’s with injury, so that made it tough,” Matthew said.“But they’ve all come through really well I think, and have done a great job in the circumstances.”Mens Open: Dave Baggio, Keith Steel, and Adam FoleyMixed Open: Richard O’Connor, Mike Medlin, and Luke McKenzieMens 20s: Dale Lawrence, Sam Mournehis, and Greg MyersWomens Open: Nic Hollingworth, Kathy Sweeney, Annabelle ConnollyWomens 20s: Anthony Smith, Jamie Oliver,  Bill SladeMens Open Plate: Brendan Antrobus, Damien Carlson, and Bernard O’DonohueWomens Open Plate: Matt Vernon, Mark Kelly and Mark Leonard.last_img read more

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7 hours agoAustralian bank helps Crystal Palace collect Man Utd fee for Wan-Bissaka

first_imgAustralian bank helps Crystal Palace collect Man Utd fee for Wan-Bissakaby Ansser Sadiq7 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace have managed to land £22.5 million of the Aaron Wan-Bissaka transfer fee early thanks to a deal with Australian bank Macquarie.The Premier League side sold one of the instalments they are owed by Manchester United for the right back.Wan-Bissaka moved clubs in the summer, while the deal was structured based on payments over the course of the next few years.United were set to pay Palace the £22.5 million figure in the coming summer.The Evening Standard says Palace have the money early, which allows them to continue reinvesting it in the club.Chairman Steve Parish wants to improve the main stand at their Selhurst Park stadium, among other upgrades. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Kosovo not backing out of trade war with Serbia

first_imgPRISTINA, Kosovo — Kosovo’s prime minister says a new 100 per cent tariff on Serbian imports will remain until Serbia recognizes his country’s sovereignty and stops preventing it from joining international organizations.Ramush Haradinaj said Thursday his government had to impose the tariffs because it “was left without other options” and needed to send a “message”.The European Union previously warned Kosovo that the customs tax was a violation of the Central European Free Trade agreement.However, Haradinaj said the tax was likely to stay in force “for a very long time” because Kosovo is no longer willing to accept being “denied a place at the (negotiating) table”.Kosovo seceded from Serbia in 2008 but is not recognized by Serbia. Serbia campaigned against allowing Kosovo to join Interpol, and Kosovo’s bid failed this month.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Chris Park leaving job as an MLB EVP for esports company

first_imgNEW YORK — Chris Park is leaving his job as an executive vice-president in the baseball commissioner’s office at the end of the month to become chief executive officer of Gen.G, an e-sports company.Park, 39, was a vice-president in Major League Baseball’s labour relations department, left and returned in March 2015 as senior vice-president of growth and strategy. He was promoted a month later to senior vice-president of growth, strategy and international, then promoted again last December to executive vice-president of product and marketing.Gen.G is the company formerly known as KSV Esports, which rebranded this year.___More AP baseball coverage: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Presslast_img

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Bombardier says business jets resistant to diplomatic skirmishes with China Saudi

first_imgDORVAL, Que. — Bombardier Inc. brushed off any concerns that tensions between the federal government and China as well as with Saudi Arabia pose a threat to business jet sales, on which the plane and train maker is staking its financial turnaround.Relations between Ottawa and Beijing have been strained since Canadian authorities detained Huawei Technologies Co.’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver on Dec. 1, which preceded the detention of three Canadians in China in less than one week.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland previously called attention to human rights issues under the watch of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, tweeting in defence of a jailed women’s rights activist last August that prompted the young royal to impose sanctions, boot Canada’s ambassador and recall Saudi students from Canada.Bombardier, which celebrated the entry into service of its US$73-million Global 7500 business jet Thursday, said the product line is resistant to diplomatic and market fluctuations.“If we see one region going through geopolitical slowdowns, there are usually other regions that are either coming up or experiencing booms where we can profit,” said spokesman Mark Masluch.Michelle Ouellette, who heads Bombardier’s Global 7500 program — sold out into 2022 — said that customers who signed up many years ago want their aircraft.The Global 7500, along with the new Global 5500 and 6500, come partly as a response to products from rival business jet manufacturer Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. as demand for the larger jetliners keeps rising.Bombardier delivered 138 of the 677 business jets shipped by the industry in 2017, securing 20 per cent of the global market, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. That number topped Gulfstream’s 120 business jet deliveries.Measured by revenue, however, Gulfstream’s market share is higher. The Georgia-based company obtained US$6.56 billion of the US$20.2 billion in business jet sales. Bombardier raked in US$5.14 billion, according to the association.“Gulfstream and Bombardier duke it out at the top of the market,” said Ernie Arvai, president of commercial aviation consultancy AirInsight Group.Business jets — which target extremely wealthy individuals, large corporations and aircraft management companies — yield fatter margins than commercial planes, which should benefit both companies, he said.“If you’ve got enough money for one of these very high-end business jets, you’ve probably got the ego to go with it, and the need to have the latest and greatest. So it’s a matter of ego with some of the billionaire buyers, who are a market for this aircraft.”Bombardier is aiming for US$8.5 billion in annual revenues by 2020, driven largely by Global 7500 sales – a major bump from last year’s US$5 billion. The business jet backlog now totals US$14.3 billion, Masluch said.The Montreal-based company is on track to deliver between 15 and 20 of the planes next year, and between 35 and 40 in 2020, he said.Despite the manufacturing ramp-up that implies, some of the 3,000 workers Bombardier announced it will lay off over the next year and a half will be cut from the business jet unit, Ouellette said.The company is “still evaluating” where exactly those cuts will occur, he added.Karl Moore, an associate professor at McGill University’s business school, said the company’s focus on business jets and trains positions it well to handle changes in the economy.Governments like to spend on rail infrastructure during recessions to create jobs while business jets “should really rock and roll and make a lot of profit for Bombardier,” Moore said.Chinese buyers looking to keep their distance from Canadian business jet makers may few alternatives for large business aircraft other than Gulfstream, a company based in the U.S., with which Beijing has even greater tensions. Companies in this story: (TSX:BBD.B)Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Rajkummar Rao isnt in Bollywood for money

first_imgMumbai: Actor Rajkummar Rao says money has never been a driving force behind his decision to do films. He picks his projects based on the content. Rajkummar opened up about his funda when he appeared on “BFFs with Vogue Season 3”, which airs in India on Colors Infinity. He was joined by actor Ishaan Khatter on the show, read a statement. When host Neha Dhupia asked Rajkummar what changed after back-to-back box office success, he said nothing. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger “For me, now also it is about the film. It’s about the story. Now, the only thing that has changed is that I get to work with bigger filmmakers, be a part of bigger films,” he said. The actor added: “Apart from that, nothing has changed in my life. For ‘Trapped’, I didn’t get paid at all. So, money is not important. It’s the story, the content I am a part of. I didn’t know that ‘Stree’ would turn out to be such a big box office success, but it did. It’s a great feeling when a film does great at the box office. “But for me, I was not chasing that, I am still not. There have been filmmakers who told me they wanted to work with me but because of budget constraint or whatever reasons… but now they feel they can make films with me.” During a game round ‘Platter of Punishment’, Neha asked which one of his movies deserved a National Film award, Rajkummar said: “‘Trapped’.”last_img read more

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