Fishing The North Coast: Salmon season returns to the North Coast

first_imgIn a process that had more twists and turns than San Francisco’s Lombard Street, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) on Wednesday released three preliminary alternatives for managing salmon fisheries from Humbug Mountain (OR) to Horse Mountain (which includes Humboldt County). According to the PFMC, 359,200 Klamath and 229,432 Sacramento fall Chinook are said to be swimming in the ocean, which should provide what we didn’t have last year – opportunity. As you recall, in 2017 the …last_img read more

R3m boost for South African football school

first_imgSafa’s Football School of Excellence setfor a R3-million renovation. (Image: Safa) MEDIA CONTACTS • Mandla Mazibuko Safa Football School of Excellence +27 11 974 1999 RELATED ARTICLES • Millions to boost SA’s 2010 legacy • FNB pours R40-million into local football • Grassroots football alive and kicking • Boost for school footballNosimilo RamelaFifa has donated R3-million (US$437 655) towards reviving South Africa’s Football School of Excellence, which was once a breeding ground for top-quality players who went on to join the country’s national squad, Bafana Bafana.The school was set up in 1994 in Elandsfontein, east of Johannesburg, and is run by the South African Football Association (Safa).Fifa’s donation will come from its Goal Project Funding initiative, which helps national football associations around the world establish centres, natural and artificial pitches, and schools that develop players of the Beautiful Game.Over the years Safa’s school has produced some of the country’s best football players – one of which is Steven Pienaar, who now plays for English Premier League club Everton and South Africa’s national team.Safa said it hopes the proceeds from Fifa will help the school improve its finances and leadership so it’s once more able to produce top-quality football stars.“In the past few years we had a problem where the school was no longer attracting quality youngsters, players who would do well for our junior national teams,” said Safa’s deputy president Mandla Mazibuko.But, he said, there have been some recent improvements. “Everything is back on track at the school. We had trials all over the country in 2010. We are now going for quality again.”“If you look at a number of players who went through the school of excellence, they have done very well. They were well developed and that is what we want to concentrate on,” said Safa chief Leslie Sedibe.Expansion plansThe school – which offers grades eight to 12 – currently has 112 pupils, seven teachers and four coaches. Safa is hoping to increase the number of instructors to seven to bring the coach-player ratio to more favourable levels.Safa says it will need a total of R80-million ($11.6-million) to fully transform the academy. “We will apply for Fifa’s R3-million grant every year until the school becomes a state-of-the-art facility,” Mazibuko said.Fifa’s 2011 contribution will be used to upgrade the school’s gym, kitchen, dormitories, administration and coaches’ block, and fields. Extra computers with internet connectivity will be set up in the library to enhance the school’s academic support system.Safa plans to invite overseas football experts to hold workshops at the school to groom the budding stars and prepare them for representing South Africa in future Fifa World Cups.The county’s Department of Sport and Recreation will donate table tennis and pool tables to keep the pupils entertained off the pitch. The departments’ 2010 legacy division has also committed to establishing a medical centre at the school, which will give pupils access to a psychologist.last_img read more

Trade and investment the focus of this week’s Play Your Part TV

first_imgTravel With Flair joint founder and managing director Johanna Mukoki is making waves in the world of businessThis Sunday’s episode of the Play Your Part TV series focuses on South Africans who are helping build a better future for the country through the role they play in securing trade and investment. They include Richard Maponya, Leslie Sedibe, Vivian and Sorisha Reddy, Kenalemang Kgoroedira and Johanna Mukoki.Dreaming big, Richard Maponya started out small selling clothing offcuts. Today he owns Maponya Group, with interests in property, retail, horseracing and vehicle sales. The determined entrepreneur also opened Soweto’s first major shopping centre, Maponya Mall, in 2007.It has always been Richard John Pelwana Maponya’s dream to see Soweto grow its own flourishing economy. Born in Limpopo Province on 24 December 1926, Maponya is a property developer best known for building a business empire despite the restrictions apartheid imposed on black South Africans.Buying locally made goods is not just about patriotism; it’s about investing in the country, economic growth and job creation. Leslie Sedibe, head of Proudly SA, says every citizen should buy South African goods every time they shop. It is one way they can play their part for the nation.Social cohesion will only come on the back of economic success, says Sedibe. The country faces massive challenges of unemployment, poverty and growing inequalities, he points out. The simplest solution is to buy local as this will grow the economy and increase jobs.Added to his business acumen, he is a passionate activist and introduced the Ubuntu Schools Campaign against sexual violence and bullying in schools.There are some 36 000 commercial farmers in South Africa; they are in the main white and male. Yet, historically, Africa has been a continent of small-scale, subsistence farming where women crofter farmers have kept the food supply secure for their families and communities.Now, a small – barely two hectares – organic farm in the North West Province is trying to revive that tradition. Kenalemang Kgoroeadira – or Mama Kena – a PhD student at University of South Africa (Unisa), who conceptualised the project, hopes Thojane Organic Farm will grow into a working example of small-scale sustainable farming that gives local residents access to healthy food.From honing her entrepreneurial skills to support her family’s business at the tender age of 11 to heading up an internationally acclaimed travel agency from its head offices in Rivonia, Travel With Flair joint founder and managing director Johanna Mukoki is making waves in the world of business.With a Rhodes University Bcom degree in one hand and steely determination in the other, Mukoki made her bones doing her articles as a member of the KPMG (Aiken & Peat) Audit, Tax and Advisory firm before beginning her own foray into the world of entrepreneurship.last_img read more

OSU Pumpkin Field night

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Just in time for the upcoming fall harvest, pumpkin growers can learn more about 70 varieties of jack-o’-lanterns, colored pumpkins, pie pumpkins and specialty pumpkin cultivars during a Sept. 15 field night offered by horticultural experts with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.Held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at The Ohio State University South Centers, 1864 Shyville Road, Piketon, the Pumpkin Field Day will also offer growers the newest research on pumpkin pest and disease control, said Charissa Gardner, program assistant with South Centers.“The workshop is designed for anyone that grows pumpkins currently, or anyone that is interested in starting to grow them,” Gardner said. “In addition to offering information on pumpkin crop management, we’ll also offer growers information on pumpkin disease screening for resistance to powdery mildew, downy mildew, anthracnose and white speck.”Brad Bergefurd, an Ohio State University Extension educator, will lead the field night. In addition to a walking tour of the center’s pumpkin variety evaluations and field research trials, the field night will include information on integrated pest management techniques, Israeli drip irrigation management and a new cooperative pumpkin marketing opportunity for Ohio growers.The field night is free and open to the public and includes refreshments. The deadline to register is Sept. 13. For more information or to register, contact Gardner at 740-289-2071, ext. 132.last_img read more

Case IH adds new AFS Connect data-sharing options With AgDNA and several other popular services

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Case IH has announced seamless data transfer capabilities between its Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) Connect™ farm management system and six new major service providers, including popular farm management system AgDNA.Users of AFS Connect will have the ability to share their agronomic data from their management portal directly to and from these third-party service providers. Depending on the options offered by the provider, these producers may elect to share yield data, guidance lines and much more from any computer or tablet connected to the internet. In return, the service providers will have the capability to send resulting prescriptions and analysis.“These new service providers, along with the AFS Connect data-sharing functionality, will provide producers a secure way to transfer agronomic data between their machines and their trusted advisers,” said Chris Dempsey, Case IH AFS marketing manager. “As producers seek more actionable data to make better decisions, this will give them the flexibility to work with their preferred providers.”More information on the connected service providers is below: AgDNAAgDNA is a cloud-based mobile application and web platform designed to empower farmers with the ability to make informed decisions about their entire farming operation. The comprehensive enterprise-level farm management platform includes farm planning, inventory management, agronomic insights, equipment optimization and field-level financial reports. AgDNA provides actionable insights to increase yield, lower operating costs and maximize farm profitability on every acre. AgReliant Advantage AcreAdvantage Acre is a web-based digital platform from AgReliant Genetics that provides a comprehensive suite of technologies that bring together three foundational elements of farming: seed, soil and weather. The platform combines AgReliant Genetics’ expansive knowledge of its seed products with innovative functional soil mapping technology, advanced weather forecasting, variable rate planting and nitrogen recommendations to provide field-by-field, acre-by-acre seed recommendations that maximize yield potential. The platform allows farmers to record and access information to better plan for the season ahead, apply the plans they’ve created in-season and assess their performance at the end of the year. AgWorksAgWorks, a provider of top-tier agronomy software tools for 25 years, offers AgOS, a comprehensive agronomy solution. AgOS connects operations, crop planning, scouting, mapping, compliance and grower access into one operational system to drive continuity, accuracy and efficiency. The company also offers HighQ, an analytics and decision support system, to manage data and provide actionable reports that enable growers to make more profitable and environmentally sound decisions. FieldRevealFieldReveal is a turn-key precision farming and data management system designed specifically for ag retailers to work with growers to maximize profitability by creating best management decisions across every acre. This is done through a cloud-based software package with capabilities that include patented processes for virtual reality fertility and seed management, multi-hybrid seed management, wireless transfer and much more. With 15 years of experience, FieldReveal makes it easy for agronomists to help growers feel confident about each year’s crop input decisions. GROWMARKFS Advanced Information Services (AIS) is a web-enabled and OnSite-connected platform that the GROWMARK System utilizes for site-specific recommendations, management and analysis. GROWMARK is an agricultural cooperative providing agronomy, energy, facility planning, and logistics products and services, as well as grain marketing and risk management services in more than 40 states and Ontario, Canada. I.F.A.R.M.I.F.A.R.M. (Information for Agricultural Resource Management) provides a customized cloud-based precision ag software for managing farm operations, including data management, field mapping, data analysis, fertilizer applications/recommendations, zone management, and soil/plant-tissue work orders and dispatch. It currently serves retail fertilizer dealers, independent retail dealers, co-ops, consultant and agronomy groups, farm managers, growers and ag educational facilities.These new service providers build on the Case IH network of existing API providers, including My Farm Manager web platform from Decisive Farming, Encirca services from DuPont Pioneer, AgStudio software from MapShots, Onsite technologies from AgIntegrated and Trimble Connected Farm.“Expanding data sharing providers is of the highest priority for Case IH; we plan to establish and announce a number of similar data-sharing agreements throughout 2018 and beyond,” Dempsey said. “We are strategically adding these connections to answer the demand from our customers in all regions to provide the right solutions where needed.”For more information about Case IH, visit www.caseih.com.last_img read more

The Biggest Headlines from IBC 2015

first_imgThe International Broadcast Convention in Amsterdam has come to an end. Here are the big headlines from IBC 2015.Tons of new cameras, 8K televisions, portable RAID hard drives, and more. Here are a few of the biggest headlines to come from IBC 2015.Sony Introduces the FS5 and Updates on the FS7 and a7s IIImage via SonySony made some of the biggest announcements at their Missing Link presentation. They opened with updates on the Sony FS7 and a7S II. However, the show stealer was the reveal of the Sony FS5.The FS5 is smaller than the FS7. It fits in the palm of your hand, and does not include the handle extension the Sony FS7 had. For more on the FS5, check out this video from Cinema5d.Read more about the presentation or more about the FS5 on Cinema5dDJI Releases a Drone Optimized Micro 4/3 Camera – Zenmuse X5The Zenmuse X5 is a Micro Four Thirds camera upgrade built specifically for the Inspire 1 aerial platform. It has the ability to record 4K video at 30 fps, as well as capture 16MP still images.Check out more on the DJI Zenmuse X5 over at AbelCine.Teradek Announces Vidiu Pro, Bolt Sidekick Wireless Video Receiver, and MoreVidiu Pro offers the ability for users to stream live anywhere.Broadcast your events on the most popular, natively integrated, streaming platforms like Ustream, Livestream, Twitch and YouTube Live or as manual RTMP address to services like Wowza Streaming Server. VidiU Pro is compatible with virtually every streaming platform, so you can choose where you go live, whenever you like, wherever you like.Image via TeradekThe Bolt Sidekick is an easy-to-use compact wireless video receiver for directors or AC monitors.Bolt Sidekick is a lightweight, short range companion receiver to all Teradek Bolt Pro transmission systems. At only 9oz, Bolt Sidekick is the ideal solution for 1st AC’s and Director’s handheld monitors since it will work with any existing Bolt Pro up to 300 feet from the transmitter without affecting its performance. Available in HDMI or 3G-SDI flavors, the Sidekick receiver is the perfect companion for existing systems.Read more about the Vidiu Pro and Teradek’s other announcements.NHK Showcases 8K TelevisionImage via GizmagJapan’s public broadcasting company, Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK), demonstrated a Super Hi-Vision (SHV) television that broadcasts 8K footage. NHK aims to begin broadcasting 8K content via satellite in 2020, the year Tokyo hosts the Olympics.More on the NHK 8K television from IBC.House of Cards Creator Talks About the Future of Web BroadcastingDuring a keynote presentation, House of Cards writer Michael Dobbs commented that many industry experts believe “the future isn’t feature films, but the Golden Age of television.”The idea of the traditional broadcaster is gone. The BBC is already moving to the web,” he said, noting that he’s amazed at the new services he gets from the British broadcaster. “One of the criticisms of the BBC is that they having thrown themselves into [new platforms such as] the iPlayer. But the BBC needs to find new sources of revenue — they should take advantage of [these platforms], not just creatively but economically.Read more of the interview at The Hollywood Reporter.Sony Portable RAID Hard DrivesImage via Studio DailyOn top of all the camera news, Sony also announced a series of Professional RAID portable hard disk arrays. The 4TB and 6TB units will have USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt 2. The RAID uses the Sony Memory Media Utility to show the disc status, capacity, free space, and formatting options.Read more about the Sony RAID at Studio DailyGot any IBC news that we missed? Share the goods in the comments below!last_img read more

Sharad Yadav to retain bungalow

first_imgThe Supreme Court on Thursday allowed disqualified Rajya Sabha member and rebel Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav to retain his official bungalow for the time being after he agreed to forego the monetary benefits of office during the pendency of his challenge against disqualification in the Delhi High Court.The direction given by a Vacation Bench of Justices A.K. Goel and Ashok Bhushan was based on a petition filed by JD(U) Rajya Sabha MP Ramchandra Prasad Singh against an order passed by the Delhi High Court on December 15 last year.High court orderThe high court, in that order, though refusing to grant an interim stay on Mr. Yadav’s disqualification, had allowed him to draw his salary, allowances, perks and retain the bungalow till the pendency of his plea.During the hearing, the Bench questioned the propriety of Mr. Yadav partaking the salary and perks of office, drawn from the public exchequer, when the very question of his disqualification under the stringent anti-defection law was still under consideration in the high court.The court’s scepticism drew Mr. Yadav’s lawyers, senior advocate Guru Krishna Kumar and Devadatt Kamat, to concede that their client would abstain from accepting the perks and allowances of office till the high court takes a final call.The court then asked a Division Bench of the high court to decide the matter by July 12.Mr. Yadav has alleged in the high court that he was not afforded an opportunity to present his case against disqualification by the Rajya Sabha Chairman.Mr. Singh has pressed his case against Mr. Yadav and another disqualified JD(U) leader, Ali Anwar, on the ground that they attended a rally of the Opposition parties in Patna in violation of the party’s directives.Mr. Yadav had aligned with the Opposition after JD(U) president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar left the alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress in the State to join hands with the BJP in July 2017.Mr. Yadav was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2016 till 2022. Mr. Anwar’s term expired in April.‘New low in politics’Mr. Yadav’s faction accused the JD(U) of plunging to a “new low” in politics by targeting him in such a manner.Arun Kumar Srivastava, an aide of Mr. Yadav and former JD(U) general secretary, said political rivalry has never played out in such a “personal and vindictive” way.“It never happened in politics that you go after a rival’s bungalow and salary,” he said.Mr. Srivastava cited the examples of Amar Singh, a Rajya Sabha member expelled from the Samajwadi Party, and Pappu Yadav, expelled RJD MP, to say that their parent parties never targeted them in the way the JD(U) has gone after Mr. Sharad Yadav.“Sharad Yadav’s residence and salary are a matter between him and the Central government but still the JD(U) approached the Supreme Court against the benefits he is getting,” Mr. Srivastava said.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Rugby World Cup winner reveals heart surgery after tick bite

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 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 Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES “This is not something that should be looked at like, ‘oh it’s only a tick, a tick is a bit like a flea, its fine!’.“These ticks carry some really quite potent, serious bacteria and they can cause you a lot of problems. Raising awareness of them is imperative,” added Dawson, who has used the experience to join up with the Big Tick Project, which looks to raise awareness about the dangers of ticks and tick-borne disease in the UK.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NCAA postpones Tuesday’s games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim England’s Matt Dawson dives over the line to score a try against Wales during the Six Nations rugby match at Twickenham, southwest London 04 February 2006. England won the game 47-13. AFP PHOTO ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNISEngland’s 2003 Rugby World Cup-winning scrum-half Matt Dawson revealed Monday he has undergone heart surgery due to being bitten by a tick in a park in London last year.The 44-year-old — who won 77 caps for his country and played seven times for the British and Irish Lions — said he would never have thought he was running such a risk going for a walk in a London park with his children.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I had two days where I felt awful. Very feverish, on the sofa, crashed out,” Dawson, who was diagnosed with Lyme disease which is a bacterial infection caused by infected ticks, told the BBC.“It was a really scary time for me and my family. Such a tiny creature caused me to end up needing heart surgery.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingDawson no longer has the disease though it has taken several heart procedures and he still has to take medication. “I’m still on medication and its going to take a lot of time for the heart to fully recover,” he said.last_img read more

a month ago​Norwich announce Official Primary Club Partner

first_img​Norwich announce Official Primary Club Partnerby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNorwich City has confirmed Alvexo as its Official Primary Club Partner, reports www.fcbusiness.co.ukChief Operating Officer at Norwich City, Ben Kensell, said of the partnership: “We’re delighted to have Alvexo on board as a partner and are thrilled to welcome them to the Premier League. “We know Alvexo pride themselves on tradition, integrity and innovation so it is great to partner up with a business that is aligned with the values of the Club.”Managing Director of VPR Safe Financial Group, Yael Kleinman, added: “We are excited in having established our partnership with Norwich City FC and believe in the future prospects it holds for both of us.”We share a commitment to integrity, experience and tradition while striving to grow and strengthen our client and fan base with a team of professionals dedicated to strong performance and maintaining long term loyalty.” TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more