Two Oakland A’s named to inaugural All-MLB team

first_imgSAN DIEGO — The Oakland A’s have all their attention focused on the 2020 season at this year’s Winter Meetings, but two of their best players are still being celebrated for their accomplishments in 2019.Shortstop Marcus Semien and closer Liam Hendriks were named to the inaugural All-MLB second team on Tuesday at the Winter Meetings in San Diego.Semien finished third in the American League MVP voting this year behind Angels center fielder Mike Trout and Astros third baseman Alex Bregman, but …last_img read more

State Visit: A Time to Reflect

first_imgNow the long awaited State visit to the UK by President Zuma has taken place, John Battersby reflects on the historic occasion. Visit Reconnect Africa to read more.Gallery: Zuma’s UK state visitlast_img

An early start to turkey season

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After bumping into a fellow hunter in the pre-dawn darkness as we both attempted to set up operations in anticipation of that morning’s gobbler season opener, I vowed to start the pre-season process a little earlier than opening morning this year. That we had both selected the same private-land meadow to monitor for toms to target and were about to set up some 20 yards from each other was incentive enough to make sure the same thing didn’t happen this April.Starting “early” last year, in that I was in my blind 20 minutes before the other camo-clad hunter sauntered past on the way to his blind, may have qualified me to claim first dibs on the spot. However, some might argue that since his blind had actually been up before mine, placed nearby but unbeknownst to me the day before, that he had rights to the hunting spot. To his credit, just before the sky began to color in the east, the tardy-by-20-minutes hunter conceded the contested space and ambled over the hill to set up elsewhere. I was conflicted about the outcome and started feeling especially guilty when it began to rain and I knew he was out in the open while I enjoyed the overhead protection of my blind while his sat idle down the treeline.I got over it with the first gobble that boomed out of the adjacent woodlot. But I never forgot the dilemma and dedicated a late-March weekend to catching up with the fellow hunter, who I recognized and knew where he lived. After several tries I caught him at home, thanked him for bowing out last season and explained my intention to set up in the same area — where I have hunted every opening week for a decade — and asked if that conflicted with his own plans.As luck would have it, they did not, as he had plans to hunt elsewhere. That means I can look forward to having the meadow to myself this season, barring the arrival of any other walk-ins on land that the good-hearted owner simply has a hard time denying anyone permission to hunt.Ohio spring turkey hunting season opens statewide on Monday, April 18, and continues through sunset Sunday, May 15. Youths got a jump on things with their special two-day gobbler season on Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17.Many young hunters found success during Ohio’s 2016 youth spring wild turkey season after 1,564 birds were harvested, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Hunters age 17 and under were eligible to participate in the two-day season. The total harvest was a slight decrease from 2015, when 1,589 wild turkeys were checked.All participants were required to possess a valid Ohio youth hunting license, a spring turkey permit and be accompanied by a non-hunting adult. The youth turkey season was open statewide, with the exception of Lake La Su An State Wildlife Area in Williams County, which required a special hunting permit.The youth spring turkey season is one of four special youth-only hunting seasons designed by the ODNR Division of Wildlife to offer a safe and productive early hunting experience for young hunters. Special seasons are also set aside for upland game, white-tailed deer and waterfowl hunting opportunities.last_img read more

Bali Pure books semis seat with sweep of Pocari

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments Alex Mallari proving his worth with NLEX LATEST STORIES Jerrili Malabanan had a game-high 14 points to lead the Water Defenders while Grethcel Soltones and Risa Sato added 11 and 10 points, respectively.Jeanette Panaga and Pablo had 10 points apiece to lead the Lady Warriors.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Bali Pure was on the receiving end of a freebie when Myla Pablo’s hit went long and that proved to be the last play of the elimination stages. “This is a no-pressure game for both sides because if we lose we still have a playoff against BanKo Perlas and Pocari’s standing won’t even budge,” said Bali Pure head coach Roger Gorayeb in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“But, we still won and I’m thankful to my players because I called their attention after we played poorly the past few games.” The Water Defenders suffered back-to-back losses before reestablishing themselves against Adamson University in their penultimate elimination game and those two setbacks deeply hampered Bali Pure’s momentum in the middle of the preliminaries. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE PHOTO – Bali Pure Water Defenders. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBali Pure made quick work of Pocari Sweat, taking a three-set win, 25-21, 25-16, 25-23, to cap off its elimination round campaign in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Water Defenders locked up the fourth seed with a 4-3 record and, in the process, eliminated BanKo Perlas off the top four while the Lady Warriors, who are also semis-bound, finished the preliminaries with a 5-2 record.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more

BRISBANE METROPOLITAN TOUCH ASSOCIATION SUPER SIX STATUS

first_imgTFA Chief Executive Officer Mr. Colm Maguire was full of praise for BMTA’s efforts towards attainment of “Super Six” status.“BMTA were one of the first affiliates to complete an ASET agreement and have been extremely proactive in accessing and adopting products, services, and ideals that underpin the ASET program. The Australian Sports Commission endorses the ASET Program as best practice method for sports delivery, and the tailored support that TFA has been able to offer BMTA has ensured positive outcomes for all, particularly affiliated members, ” Mr. Maguire said. BMTA General Manager Matt Hall is extremely proud of the recognition BMTA has received with the “Super Six” status.“It’s fantastic to see Touch Football progressing to incorporate best practice business policies and practices and to know that we are working with the sport to achieve positive and productive outcomes is another indicator of the growth we are having.” Mr. Hall said. The official presentation of the “Super Six” Award to BMTA will occur at 7.15pm at the BMTA Clubhouse at the Whites Hill Complex. Planning AusTouch Interaction/Compliance Junior Pathways/Senior Pathwayscenter_img Sporting Pulse Refereeing Infrastructure Opening night of the PowerAde Isotonic South East Queensland Touch League (SEQTL) will coincide with a presentation of the “Super Six” Award to the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association (BMTA) by Touch Football Queensland Branch Manager, Mr. Jeremy Sorensen.BMTA is the first of a number of affiliates around Queensland who will be granted “Super Six” status in the near future. The “Super Six” status acknowledges excellence in the delivery of services to members and allows eligibility for the Touch Football Australia (TFA) Grant Scheme and the Affiliate of the Year Award.The “Super Six” status is linked to the strategic outcomes of TFA via the benchmarking ASET program that requires affiliates to complete a Needs Analysis and then a Service Agreement to work in unison with TFA to deliver outcomes to their members across thirteen different streams.To be eligible for Super Six status, affiliates must demonstrate that they meet the Super Six Criteria below:last_img read more

Video: Dalvin Cook’s Little Brother Meets Ole Miss’ Football Team

first_imgDalvin Cook celebrating with his helmet off.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – DECEMBER 30: MVP Dalvin Cook #4 of the Florida State Seminoles celebrates their 33 to 32 win over the Michigan Wolverines during the Capitol One Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on December 30, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)Deandre Burnett is a guard on the Ole Miss basketball team. He’s also the brother of Dalvin Cook, Florida State’s top player.Ole Miss and Florida State will hit the field Monday night to open the 2016 season in the Camping World Kickoff. The Seminoles’ best player, running back Dalvin Cook, has a unique connection to Ole Miss: his brother plays basketball for the Rebels.Cook’s brother, Deandre Burnett, will be eligible to play guard for Ole Miss this season after sitting out last year. He’s a transfer from the University of Miami.In this hilarious video released today by Ole Miss basketball, Burnett meets Rebels quarterback Chad Kelly and members of the Ole Miss defense. When he is introduced to the latter, things get interesting.? Our dynamic new guard Deandre Burnett, brother of FSU’s Dalvin Cook, meets Chad Kelly & the @OleMissFB team ??? pic.twitter.com/uGZNdN4y4m— Ole Miss Basketball (@OleMissMBB) September 1, 2016That’s fantastic social media work by Ole Miss. Well-done.Florida State and Ole Miss kickoff at 8:00 p.m. ET Monday night from Camping World Stadium in Orlando. ABC will have the broadcast.last_img read more

JCF Launches Campaign against Criminals During Lent

first_imgStory Highlights The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has launched a campaign encouraging members of the public to ‘give up’ criminals for Lent. Speaking with JIS News, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Dahlia Garrick, said the operation, which is themed ‘What Are You Giving Up for Lent… how about a wanted person’, was launched via social media on Sunday, February 25 and will end on Friday, March 30, 2018. “This campaign is trying to target primarily the top-20 persons on the Police Wanted List, and, so far, we have had persons calling in to give information on others who are not on this existing list,” ASP Garrick noted. The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has launched a campaign encouraging members of the public to ‘give up’ criminals for Lent.Speaking with JIS News, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Dahlia Garrick, said the operation, which is themed ‘What Are You Giving Up for Lent… how about a wanted person’, was launched via social media on Sunday, February 25 and will end on Friday, March 30, 2018.She explained that the campaign is an unusual phenomenon of the JCF, but added that one of the aims is to grab the interest and support of many Jamaicans.“This campaign is trying to target primarily the top-20 persons on the Police Wanted List, and, so far, we have had persons calling in to give information on others who are not on this existing list,” ASP Garrick noted.The Commanding Officer said the JCF’s efforts to publicise ‘wanted persons’ has led to an increase in the public’s willingness to share information, and noted that the agency is confident that this campaign will further encourage the reporting of crime.“We hope that this will get people on board. If you know of anyone involved in criminal activities, give up the person. Share whatever information you have. It does not matter how simple you think it is, let this be your contribution to restoring this country,” ASP Garrick said.She said all information is vital to the process of getting criminals prosecuted, and is encouraging the public to use the various reporting platforms to share the information.“We have a wide array of spaces where you can make your report, all of which maintain your anonymity. Crime Stop has a track record of keeping a person’s identity while paying over monetary reward if someone is arrested and charged, so this is a good incentive to share information. There is the 811 Tip Line, and even the Stay Alert App which allows you to share via voice, text or video,” ASP Garrick said.She pointed out that the JCF will be rolling out other activities that will be focused on ensuring the public’s input in helping the police.last_img read more