Passion Drives Purdue Women in Agriculture Award Recipients

first_img Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Aug 25, 2013 Passion Drives Purdue Women in Agriculture Award Recipients 2013 Purdue Women in AgDeborah JordanThe newest recipients of Purdue Extension’s Women in Agriculture awards are from opposite sides of the Hoosier state but their passion for agriculture and winning the award in the same year will always link them.Deborah Jordan of Jordan Farms in Richmond is a mother of 5 and a former teacher who now contributes on the farm and teaches others about agriculture.“I think that the non-farming community is becoming more removed just because of the way the world is changing and they don’t have a connection to agriculture anymore,” she told HAT. “It’s several generations away, so it’s important for them to understand our culture and our purpose and our commitment.”And she helps others learn about those things through her work in Farm Bureau, 4-H, Extension and local schools. Jordan is the recipient of this year’s Achievement Award for women directly involved with a home farming operation.Marianne AshThe passion for ag by the winner of the Leadership Award starts with her heritage. Marianne Ash of Lafayette is a veterinarian and director of Animal Health Programs for the Indiana State Board of Animal Health.“I grew up in a rural community and farming family,” she explained. “I saw the commitment they had to their work. Many people in agriculture could do many other things and maybe have a little easier life, but they have a passion for what they do and that’s important to have a happy life, to feel that what you’re doing is important and it really energizes you to participate. And I think that we see and recognize that our food supply is like none other in the world and it’s critical to our national security and the future generations.”Her award is given to a woman in an agribusiness or policymaking position.Jordan has some sage advice for other women in agriculture on how to influence agriculture’s future.“I certainly would encourage them to consider themselves equal in their ability to influence the future for agriculture, and then I think they have to choose to operate in the arena where their skill sets are most compatible. Maybe they’re good at public speaking. Maybe they’re good at writing. Maybe they’re good scientists or maybe they like to work the land or the animals. There are many avenues for them. They just have to look at what their skills are and where they would like to serve.”From Purdue Ag Communications:The Jordan farm is a 3,000-acre family-owned grain farm and farrow-to-finish swine operation in Richmond. Jordan’s work includes keeping records for the 1,200 sows, weaning more than 500 piglets a week, administering vaccines and monitoring herd health.Jordan is also the District Six Farm Bureau women’s leader, advocating for Indiana agriculture across the state and supervising educational activities for women’s programs in eight east-central Indiana counties. She volunteers for the Wayne County Farm Bureau’s “Ag in the Classroom” program and educates more than 500 students on how food is produced. After budget cuts reduced local Extension educator positions, Jordan stepped in to coordinate the “Chick It Out” program, which delivers incubators and fertile eggs to elementary classrooms in Richmond.Jordan has also served as founder and leader of a 4-H club and Parent Teacher Organization president for Garrison Elementary School. She is a member of the Wayne County 4-H and Extension boards, Extension Homemaker Club, Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Marketing Council. Jordan volunteers at the Preble County Pork Festival and Wayne County Conservation Days.As the director of Animal Health Programs for the Indiana State Board of Animal Health, Ash plans and coordinates state-level responses to animal health emergencies and disease outbreaks.She has pioneered disease traceability and biosecurity work in Indiana, spearheading new software programs such as the USAHERDS database, which was created to help protect animal health, public health and the economy in the event of animal health emergencies and other disasters. Ash also acts as a link between the Board of Animal Health and producers and recently worked with swine operations in their effort to control porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome.Her other leadership roles include serving as a board member of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, a chairperson of the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association’s Committee for Disaster Preparedness and Public Health, an adjunct professor at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and a member of the U.S. secretary of agriculture’s Advisory Committee on Swine Health Protection. She previously served as a member of the Purdue Extension Agrosecurity Team and the U.S. Animal Health Association’s Committee on Foreign and Emerging Diseases.Hear more from both winners:Deborah Jordan and Marrianne Ash Home Indiana Agriculture News Passion Drives Purdue Women in Agriculture Award Recipients SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleAfternoon Tour Added to Indiana Corn/Soybean Annual Ohio River TourNext articleNational Biodiesel Tour Includes Stops at Dreyfus and CountryMark Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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An Appalachian Oasis: The Appy Lodge

first_imgIf you’ve ever been to the Great Smoky Mountains, roamed the surrounding hills of the Blue Ridge or stepped onto the Appalachian Trail then you know firsthand the magic that lies in the hills of the Appalachians. The beauty and magic that can be found along the ridges and peaks and even in the valleys are timeless. For centuries people have come to the mountains from all corners of the earth and from all walks of life and time after time, they have fallen in love with everything from the streams to the views and the million slivers of beauty in between.William Ogle was one of those people that found himself standing in a corner of the Smoky Mountains that we all know now as Gatlinburg, TN. William ventured into the area from South Carolina and, like many of us, knew that the tucked away corner of the Blue Ridge needed to be home. He returned to the Carolinas to tell his wife of his dreams, only to part this earth before he could move his family to Gatlinburg. However, I am certain that as he took his last breath – he knew in his heart that the Smokies were always meant to be his home. His wife, Martha must have known the same as well because after his death – she packed up their seven children and moved to the hills of Tennessee.Today, 200 years later, the Ogle family still lives in the ridges and curves of the Smokies.And, their journey, is just one part of why this story is being told…A Trail Is BornYou see, a man named Benton MacKaye was also a dreamer and a lover of the Appalachians. In 1921, 100 years after William Ogle discovered the magic of the mountains, Benton turned his love of the area into what some would have considered an impossible dream… He dreamed of a trail that would run from Maine to Georgia and that would connect city folk to rural areas and the wilderness. Like Martha, Benton also was moved and motivated by the death of a spouse.Two years after Benton’s wife passed away, the first section of what we now know as The Appalachian Trail was opened in New York. A couple of years later, in 1925, MacKaye also put together a conference for the Appalachian Trail that sparked the beginning of what today is called the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC). A little over a decade later, in 1937, the Appalachian Trail was completed. Benton MacKaye’s dream came true.An Appalachian OasisFlash forward to today, 2018, and their stories with others have come together in a place. A place built on the memories of the dreamers. A place for dreamers and lovers of the mountains to come together. A place called The Appy. The Appalachian Lodge – a Gatlinburg gem that is filled with passion and history. A place that came to be because of the dream of one of William and Martha’s Ogles descendants. Nestled in the same corner of the mountains that Ogle dreamed of calling home, it is a place that would make MacKaye smile. Yes, it’s a hotel… But more so, it’s a museum and a place that gives honor to so very many that have put their dreams first and spent time on the Appalachian Trail. A place that will only make you love their stories and our mountains even more than you already do.I can only imagine the two men walking together down the hallways of The Appy, both with their wives by their sides. They would certainly stand in awe of all that has happened in the hills that they love and most likely be in disbelief of the number of wanderers that came after them and that will continue for years to come. But, most importantly, they would shake hands with the owner of The Appy, David Ogle, as well as The Appalachian Conservancy and all others that have kept that Appalachian Trail alive and that have worked together to bring the trail and it’s stories to Gatlinburg.Because you see, it’s a place like no other – just like our mountains and just like our beautiful Appalachian Trail. It’s a home, away from home.Bringing The Outdoors InWorking with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, David Ogle and The Appy have pieced together the story of the Appalachian Trail along the hallways and in the rooms of The Appy. The lodge is filled with photographs and facts. The faces of so many that have walked on that trodden path that so any love. The path has brought adventure and evening healing to the lives of many. The work of local artists line the hallways, rooms and even the indoor pool area. Each room of The Appy is named after a shelter or a campsite that you would sleep at along your own journey of the AT. Once you check in, you’ll find out your location, elevation and where you’ll be dreaming of being for the night. There are handmade trail sign replicas around every corner made by Phillip Ouellette, a thru-hiker and owner of @TrailSigns.Outside, you’ll find fire pits to keep you warm as you laugh about the day’s adventure and breakfast ready to refuel you for your hike each morning. In the lobby, grab a book about the AT and take a break by the fireplace. Pick up a few souvenirs, which will only benefit the trail from the proceeds that are passed on the to Appalachian Conservancy, and give you something to dream about at home. Go for a swim or rejuvenate your sore muscles with a soak in the hot tub. With The Appy being only minutes from trailheads with such Smokies destinations as Mount LeConte and Ramsey Cascades as well as only 30 minutes from Newfound Gap and the Appalachian Trail – it’s the perfect spot for hikers wanting to take a break from their tents and shelters, yet still looking to soak up the beauty and history of the trails.Where does The Appy go from here?The Appy will continue adding details of The Appalachian Trail to the hallways, working with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy to put funds into the AT and will also be working on an addition to the lodge that will support thru-hikers passing through Gatlinburg in search of celebrating the victory of their dreams and goals as well… And, well of course – they’ll be waiting for you to experience their property and the Appalachian Trail firsthand. They’ll have your breakfast ready, your room will cozy, and they’ll do their very best to keep those pesky, but loved, Smoky Mountain black bears away.Kristi Parsons is a woman of the Smokies, lover of the Blue Ridge Mountains, writer, photographer, and seeker of beauty.last_img read more

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Miner killed, body dumped in latrine

first_imgThe partially decomposed body of a 25-year-old miner was found in a pit latrine (toilet) in Tassawini Backdam, North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini).Dead is Darvin David of Tassawini Landing, North West District, Region One. Reports are David was killed by three other miners during an argument.This newspaper was told that on Friday last, David along with the three suspects were consuming alcoholic beverages at Marcus Hope’s shop at Tassawini Backdam when David accused one of the men of trying to rob him of his cash. As a result of the accusation, an argument ensued between him and the suspects. This newspaper was told that David then left the shop to go home but the three men followed him and another confrontation ensued at Tassawini Backdam trail.Guyana Times was further told that David was stabbed to his throat and was thrown overboard into a creek.This newspaper was told that the men then returned and removed the body from the creek and dumped it in a latrine.Following the discovery of David’s partially decomposed body on Wednesday, the police arrested two of the three suspects.Investigations into the matter are ongoing.last_img read more

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Using football to heal a nation

first_img25 July 2006The most abiding image I took from Berlin, the week before the 2006 World Cup Final, was the crowd of about a million excited German fans, gathered in the Tiergarten behind the symbolic Brandenburg Gate, to watch the semifinal between Germany and Italy.Within a bottle-throw of Berlin’s new Holocaust Memorial, a shattering reminder of Germany’s catastrophic past, the crowd waved the black, yellow and orange flag with pride, draped themselves in it, painted its colours on their faces and hair, and cheered and drummed their approval every time the German team put a foot right.All very ordinary, one might say, for a World Cup semifinal against Italy.But for Germans, traumatised, divided and hampered by their past, this was a most extraordinary occasion – not because Germany lost to Italy – which was certainly a cause for national disappointment – but because it represented a seminal moment in the liberation of German spirit.“This is the first time in more than half a century that Germans have been able to wave their own national flag with unreserved pride,” said Mike de Vries, the managing director of Germany: Land of Ideas, a government and private sector-backed independent initiative, to ensure that there is a lasting pay-off for Germany for hosting the 2006 World Cup.The Tiergarten – a long clearing through the forested park leading to the Brandenburg Gate – was one of many “Fan Miles”, created in German cities hosting World Cup matches, to welcome fans – unable to get tickets for the matches – to enjoy German hospitality.But the organisers totally underestimated the demand, and had to erect 20 massive screens running all the way down the Tiergarten to accommodate – on this occasion – mainly German fans.Hosting the World Cup gave Germans an opportunity to celebrate their country, welcome the community of nations in their midst, transcend the traumatic legacy of the Nazi era and the legacy of division and alienation spawned by the Berlin Wall.The well-organised tournament has laid the foundation for a seminal transformation in the German psyche, which has boosted national unity and helped Germany regain a sense of national purpose.The German experience raises the question as to whether we in South Africa can turn the 2010 World Cup into a major unifying event, enabling South Africans to build a stronger shared vision of the future and release new energy for nation-building?At the Africa’s Calling event in Berlin before the World Cup Final, President Thabo Mbeki noted that the 1954 World Cup had succeeded in restoring some of Germany’s self-respect after its legacy of national socialism.“We are confident that the 2010 Soccer World Cup will do the same to consolidate our self-respect and dignity, gained when we attained our freedom and democracy in 1994 and, in a unique way, help our own nation and the continent of Africa, also to bask in the ‘miracle of South Africa’,” Mbeki said.“Every day we take important steps to unite what was a divided nation,” he said.United Nations’ secretary-general, Kofi Annan, a leading African on the international stage, stressed the importance of hosting the World Cup as a nation-building opportunity for SA and the continent.“The German national team will not be playing on Sunday,” Annan said at the Africa’s Calling ceremony. “But they have already won by organising the best World Cup ever, and uniting the whole German nation behind their effort.”The celebration of African mythology at the Africa’s Calling event – complete with fire, fireworks, audio-visuals and sound effects – provided a foretaste of the unique vibrancy, diversity and rhythm that an African World Cup will offer.Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, who has driven the decision to stage the World Cup in Africa for the first time, said soccer, as a universal sport, had a duty to take on social responsibility in human development.“It will not be the same World Cup that we have here in Germany,” Blatter said.“But it will be an African . a South African World Cup. There will be a lot of drums and other music.”What the German experience showed, is that hosting an event on the scale of the Fifa World Cup, demands that national divisions and skepticism be put aside in favour of a national effort, involving every sector of the society working in harmony.The Germany: Land of Ideas campaign – which has many similarities to South Africa’s own “Alive with Possibility” campaign – was initiated less than a year before the 2006 World Cup began.It seeks to extend the victory that Germany has scored, by hosting the event to boost Germany’s image abroad, in a way that will impact on foreign investment and revive Germany’s flagging economy.The Land of Ideas campaign established six massive public statues celebrating Germany’s achievements, published three books celebrating the innovation theme and commissioned leading writers abroad, to give their impressions of Germany. It also reached out to the foreign media, particularly those of the 20 000 or so, media workers who entered the country, but were not officially accredited to cover the World Cup.German President Horst Koehler initiated the Land of Ideas concept, and took full ownership of the campaign.But the organisers conceded that they had learned from their mistakes: they had started the campaign too late, different stakeholders in the society had not worked closely enough together, and there had not been sufficient sponsorship to fund an effective international campaign.South Africa’s challenge will be to focus our energies internally, and to unite in a national effort, proving the sceptics and the Afro-pessimists wrong. That will mean a massive push to ensure that our transport and security systems are up to scratch.South Africa has a headstart of a national pride campaign, and a slogan to unite all sectors of the population in a common cause: South Africa: Alive with Possibility. It has an outstanding local organising committee under Danny Jordaan, a president and a government totally committed to hosting the best World Cup in history, and host cities bursting with energy and pride.It was noted recently by Kabelo Selema, who heads the justice and peace department at the Southern Africa Bishops Conference, in an online article after attending the Africa’s Calling event, that hosting the 2010 South Africa World Cup would bring enormous benefits to the country.“Sports events such as the World Cup bring people together and we can build on that, with reconciliation efforts among South Africans of different races,” he said in an interview with Catholic Online.It would also be a boost to Africa he said, noting the presence in Berlin of representatives of other African countries and football ambassadors. “If we can continue with that spirit of inclusion, the World Cup will bring much hope to African countries.”John Battersby is the UK country manager of the International Marketing Council of SA, and attended the Africa’s Calling event in Berlin’s Tempodrome on July 7 2006.Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Share Your Trackable Story – Trackable Week 2012

first_imgThis is your chance to share your favorite Trackable stories. Trackables have completed missions to travel the globe, find famous landmarks and compete in Travel Bug races.The three stories with the most likes at the end of the week of September 23rd, 2012 will all be entered to win a rare and coveted geocoin. The winner will receive the latest Moun10bike geocoin.Enter your best Trackable story for a chance to win this geocoinSubmit your Trackable story by clicking on “Comments” below. Please include your Geocaching.com username in all entries. Then, explore the  Trackable stories other geocachers have posted.One entry per geocacher. “Like” the caption that you think should win. Geocaching.com Lackeys will vote from the top finalists to decide the winner of the Moun10bike geocoin.  Das ist Deine Chance, Deine favorisierte Trackable-Story mit anderen zu teilen. Die Trackables haben Ihre Missionen abgeschlossen wie: um die Welt reisen, berühmte Wahrzeichen zu finden und in Travel Bug Rennen zu konkurieren.Die drei Geschichten mit den meisten “Gefällt mir”-Einträgen bis zum 23. September 2012, nehmen an der Verlosung einer seltenen und begehrten Geocoin teil. Der Gewinner erhält die neueste Moun10Bike Geocoin.Reiche Deine Trackable-Story durch Klicken auf “Kommentare” weiter unten ein. Bitte gib Deinen Benutzernamen auf Geocaching.com bei allen Einträgen an. Danach entdecke Trackable-Geschichten welche andere Geocacher gepostet haben.Es zählt nur ein Eintrag pro Geocacher. Drücke “Gefällt mir”, wenn Du der Meinung bist diese Geschichte sollte gewinnen. Die Geocaching.com Lackeys werden dann, aus den Finalisten, den Gewinner der Moun10Bike Geocoin auswählen.ADDITIONAL TRACKABLE STORIES:Zusätzliche Trackable Geschichten:Check out the Travel Bug that’s traveled far enough to circle the globe 8 times… and is still moving (and moving, and moving…)Schau Dir den Travel Bug an, der so weit gereist ist, um den Globus 8 Mal zu umrunden… und er ist immer noch unterwegs (und bewegt sich und bewegt sich…)Learn and share Trackable EtiquettePrüfe und schaue Dir die Trackable Etikette anShop Now to Find Trackable Week Discounts of 10% or MoreFinde jetzt Rabatte von 10% oder mehr während der Trackable-Woche(Für Trackables von teilnehmenden Anbietern)Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedTrackable Week Begins Monday!September 8, 2012In “Community”Everything You Ever Needed to Know about Trackables – A Geocaching.com PresentationSeptember 20, 2012In “Learn”Ready, Set, Go: The Great Geocaching Block Party 2013 Travel Bug Race!September 21, 2012In “Community”last_img read more

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Default Title Safe Guides Are a Sham

first_imgReal talk: the classic 20% crop Title Safe is completely unnecessary for the modern editor. Here’s why.If you’ve spent a lot of time in the industry, odds are you’ve heard about the term title safe. Some editors will swear by adhering to default title-safe guides — but should a modern video editor follow them? Let’s take a look at title safe and discuss why you may not need to use this old-school method of laying out text.What Is Title Safe?Title safe is/was a designated area inside a video frame in which you could place text without worrying about the words getting cut off by the edges of the TV. Every major video editing application has title-safe guides that will pop up over your image so you know that your text is in the designated safe area. Many editors still stick to these standards. You will typically see a title-safe guide and an action-safe guide pop up together.The title-safe guide will be the inner box and the action safe will be the outer box. As the name implies, title safe is the area where titles are supposed to go, and the action-safe area is where any important moving parts should be. However, these guides are flawed. To understand this, we need to take a step back into the not-so-distant past.In the days of tube-based TVs, a TV set would use a picture tube to project the image onto the screen. Inside the picture tube was a series of magnets that, over time, would wear out, resulting in a cropped and warped image known as pin-holing. It was a common problem, and it stands to reason that broadcasters would want to keep all text away from the edges of the frame.So, in 1961, SMPTE issued SMPTE RP 8, which created a 20% cropping guide for broadcasters to place their titles in. This would ensure that 100% of the viewers at home could still see the titles. However, it’s not the 60s anymore.(Almost) Nobody Uses Picture Tube TV SetsImage via ShutterstockAs of 2014, 80% of all households have HDTVs. Out of those households, 75% of HDTV households watch video primarily on an HDTV. HDTVs, unlike digital projection TVs, don’t use tubes to project their image. Instead, HDTVs use pixel-based technology that doesn’t degrade over time. This means that image cropping stays consistent and certainly won’t dip down into the 20% default crop for title-safe areas. Overscan: Reinventing the Title SafeThat’s not to say that HDTVs don’t crop. HDTVs have a cropping issue as well, but it’s not quite the same as the cropping issue found in old CRT televisions. Most modern HDTVs have a small 3% crop inwards, known as overscan. The reason for this: some broadcasters simply leave garbage pixel information on the edges of the frame. Sometimes broadcasters will put important broadcasting data into the edges of the frame, known as a blanking area, so it would stand to reason that a audience doesn’t want to see distracting blinking pixels on the top of their screen.Overscan example from Engadget. Notice the black and white vertical line at the top left of the image? That is an example of a blanking area.While this cropping is annoying, most modern TVs allow users to change to a 1:1 pixel mapping, which will get rid of the overscan cropping. However, most HDTVs have overscanning by default, meaning there’s a good chance that your audience is watching an overscanned image at home. Side Note: This is why modern video games make you set the boundaries of your image frame when you log in for the first time. Notice how even ESPN’s logo only fits within the 10% action-safe box, not the 20% title-safe area.In an effort to address overscanning issues, and the shift from SD to HD in 2008, the SMPTE ST 2046-1 broadcasting standard was introduced. It stated that the new standard for HD broadcasting was a 93% crop action safe and a 90% title safe. This accounts for overscanning, only without the absurd 20% title-safe crop that was the broadcast standard in 1961.However, most editing applications will have the old 20% crop title safe and 10% action safe as default. This is simply unnecessary for modern editing. You can change the default percentages to 93% and 90% respectively in most major video editing applications. Here’s a look at the difference created by the new title-safe margins.The TakeawayThe biggest takeaway from this should be that the classic 20% title-safe crop is unnecessary for modern editing. In fact, if you’re using a 20% default title safe as your guide, you’re continuing to use standards that were around from before we landed on the moon! If you simply adhere to the SMPTE standard 10% title-safe crop, your audience will still see your titles.For more information on this change in the industry, check out the TV Safe Area Redefined white paper from NAB.Should we be adhering to old title-safe standards? Share your thoughts in the comments below!last_img read more

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NBA: New Cav Jae Crowder recalls mother’s passing the same day he was traded

first_imgLOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles01:17DTI to cemetery goers: Buy candles and bottled waters in grocery stores, supermarkets01:37Protesters 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 Although that day would forever be tragic in Crowder’s eyes, the Marquette-product remains grateful to have an opportunity to play for the top team in the Eastern Conference.“Yeah, that day was tough,” he added. “But it was a good day for my basketball career to move on to an organization like this, like the Cleveland Cavaliers, and be able to put myself in position to play for it all. I couldn’t ask for nothing else.”Crowder enjoyed his best statistical season in the league last year, averaging 13.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.0 steals on 46.3 percent shooting from the field and a career-high 39.8 percent shooting from behind the arc.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “There was a lot going on that day, obviously,” Crowder said, in a video uploaded by Def Pen Hoops on Twitter. “The good thing about the whole ordeal was I was able to whisper it to my mom before she passed. I was with her. I just told her, ‘We’re going to Cleveland.’ And like five minutes later she passed.”Jae Crowder talks about telling his mom about his trade to the #Cavs five minutes before she passed away… pic.twitter.com/UVfZ7dISazFEATURED 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— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) September 7, 2017Thompson died of cancer on her hospital bed last Aug. 22, the same night the Celtics shipped Thomas, Crowder, Ante Zizic and a 2018 first round pick to the Cavaliers, according to Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES View comments MOST READ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnessescenter_img SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder (99) drives past Brooklyn Nets forward Quincy Acy (13) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 17, 2017, in New York. The Celtics won 98-95. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics megatrade centered around elite point guards Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas, but versatile forward Jae Crowder was included in the package as well.Speaking to the media during the Cavs’ introductory press conference, the 27-year-old wing player shared how he informed his sick mother, Helen Thompson, that he was going to Cleveland, just minutes before she lost her life.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary UAAP Season 80 Preview: Expect the ‘unpredictable’ from La Salle Green Archers E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensionlast_img read more

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Codiñera reminds PBA-bound Flores: Train hard, develop your game

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:47Panelo 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View commentscenter_img “The professional game is a different game. Everyone that you face there, they’re at the highest basketball level in the land. Everyone there is exemplary,” he said.With Flores is expected to be given heavy minutes due to the lean GlobalPort frontline, Codiñera is putting the pressure on his prized big man to outwork everybody in training camp hoping that his student reach the same level he did in his heyday.“It’s no longer developmental there. When you go to the pros, you should have mastered the fundamentals already,” he said.“What he’ll be facing there are finished products and he shouldn’t wait for them to break down. He must learn how to develop his game on his own.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES And after the 25-year-old was selected ninth overall in the annual rookie proceedings, the PBA legend is just hoping for the best for his former slotman.“I already told him everything I needed to tell him. All I can say is for him to have good luck,” said Codiñera.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 shutoutFlores averaged 10.2 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.8 blocks, and 1.3 assists in his final year with the Chiefs, solidifying his case as one of the top defensive players in the collegiate league.But for Codiñera, who built a PBA lore on the defensive end which earned him the moniker “The Defense Minister,” establishing the same reputation in the PBA for Flores is a different story. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Jeron Teng glad to see familiar face at sidelines in Altamirano Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBeing drafted is one thing, staying in the league is another.Those were the last reminders Arellano coach Jerry Codiñera gave to his hardworking big man Lervin Flores going into the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Kane Williamson refuses to rank match-winning ton vs South Africa

first_imgNew Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, who struck a composed unbeaten century on one of the slowest tracks of the World Cup so far, believes the experience of playing here will hold his team in good stead.Chasing a target of 242 in 49 overs in rain-truncated match against South Africa, New Zealand recovered from a mini-slump at 137 for five riding on a 91-run stand between Williamson (106 not out off 138 balls) and Collin de Grandhomme (60 off 47 balls) to reach home with three balls to spare here on Wednesday.”It’s just really nice to build those sorts of partnerships with that lower-middle order that was so important, and having that experience in those sorts of situations as a collective is a really beneficial thing,” Williamson said after the match.”There’s been a number of varying scores throughout this competition. I suppose weather has had a little bit to do with it but we’ve been on a variety of surfaces and it’s been nice that guys have adapted well,” he added.While South Africa kept losing wickets at regular intervals and was ultimately restricted to what appeared to be a below-par score, Williamson was able to dig in, facing 138 balls. The captain, however, refused to rate his innings.”I don’t really rank innings, but each time you can try and go out and contribute to a winning performance is something that you’re always wanting to do, and it was nice I was able to achieve that,” he said.Neither teams were able to score freely on a slow and not easy to negotiate track, with De Grandhomme being the only exception.advertisementHeaping praise on De Grandhomme, Williamson said: “The partnership and the knock from Colin was outstanding in terms of swinging that momentum, and he hit the ball beautifully. Perhaps coming in fresh rather than trying to negotiate the surface prior might have been a positive thing.”The next match at Old Trafford against the West Indies is likely to provide a very different challenge but Williamson believes his team has shown its ability to adapt to different conditions as they remain unbeaten.”We also know that we’ve got a number of games left on different surfaces. We’ll be back here again at some point.”We won’t know the difference that will hold for us, but we’ll also have Manchester, where we go next, and once again, I know that’s been playing well,” said the 28-year-old.Williamson said they would have to keep on adapting during the tournament depending on opposition and surfaces.”We know that coming into the back-end of the tournament, there will be some extremely tough games on different wickets again, and we’ll have to wait and see what they hold for us.”We’ll just have to adapt and keep playing the sort of cricket that gives us the best opportunity to win cricket games, but day in, day out, that can vary a lot depending on opposition and surfaces,” said Williamson.Also Read | Dream11 Prediction: Playing 11, Captain and Vice-Captain Prediction for Australia vs BangladeshAlso Read | World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya get new haircuts after Pakistan winAlso Seelast_img read more

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