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Women’s Golf Inks Two For 2016-17 Season

first_img“We are thrilled to welcome Sigurlaug and Aimee to the Bulldog family. Both of these ladies will bring their passion and competitive spirit to our team. I look forward to seeing what they will accomplish on and off the golf course,” said Pruett. Jónsdóttir won the Iceland National Junior League Akranes tournament in May 2015. She finished in 18th-place at the 2015 Women’s Icelandic Champoinship. She has totaled 14 top-four finishes in last three seasons. Jónsdóttir was medalist at the Keilir’s Club Championship in 2013. Gerschke is a multi-sport athlete for St. Thomas More High School. She garnered first-team all-Southeast Conference and honorable mention all-area honors the past three seasons. Gerschke has also been named SEC Player of the Year the last three years. She was also all-Metro Classic selection for the Cavaliers softball and basketball teams. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s golf team has signed two high school student-athletes, Aimee Gerschke (South Milwaukee, Wis.) and Sigurlaug Rún Jónsdóttir (Hafnarfjörður, Iceland), to National Letters of Intent for the 2016-17 season, head coach Rachael Pruett announced Wednesday, April 27.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Three goodbyes and one hello for OSU’s AEDE

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In 1980 Doug Southgate, Cam Thraen and Carl Zulauf each started academic careers as Assistant Professors in OSU’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. Thirty-five years later, each is retiring from OSU’s Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics (AEDE), leaving remarkable individual legacies in teaching, research and public engagement.The co-author of six books, Southgate has influenced many students through his contributions to classroom favorites including the The World Food Economy and Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, while engaging more general audiences with titles such as Globalized Fruit: Transnational Firms, Tropical Entrepreneurs and Governments, and Independent Banana Development. Southgate’s extensive research portfolio occurs at the interface of development economics and environmental economics with a strong focus on Latin America. Southgate was a recipient of a Fullbright Fellowship to Ecuador and has served the University and Department in many important service roles ranging from the Department’s Undergraduate Director to Director of the University’s Center for International Studies. His engaging style and lively banter will be missed by students across the OSU campus.Thraen has provided important insights into the dairy market dynamics and worked to help penetrate the policy implications of proposed and enacted dairy provisions in various farm bills. Thraen’s ability to collaborate and organize efforts with other dairy economists across the country to develop effective and highly demand educational programs in response to risk management and policy needs in the dairy sector has resulted in multiple awards from American Agricultural Economics Association. Work with his Ph.D. advisee John Newton was also influential in guiding dairy policy discussions in Washington, DC. Thraen has also regularly shared his abilities and enthusiasm for number crunching with OSU students during regular offerings of quantitatively demanding courses that prepare students for the next phase of their careers.Zulauf has provided unique insights into U.S. farm policy and the program options available to U.S. farmers, which is not surprising given his role in influencing federal agricultural commodity policy and his role as policy advisor to Senator John Glenn during the 1985 Farm Bill cycle. In 2008, Zulauf developed a conceptual framework that became the basis for the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program, which was crafted into legislation and introduced to the 2008 Farm Bill debate by Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois. The ACRE program was eventually secured as policy in the 2008 Farm Bill (Food, Energy and Conservation Act of 2008). OSU students will also miss Zulauf’s unique and demanding Socratic teaching style, which has garnered Zulauf numerous local and national teaching awards throughout his years at Ohio State.With more than 100 years of experience engaging classroom and outreach audiences among them, these three scholars will be missed by their colleagues in the department though, luckily for the department and OSU students, each has indicated willingness to continue to engage with OSU students in the classroom at some point in the future.While it is difficult to bid farewell to these colleagues the department is proud to welcome Ani Katchova to its faculty ranks as an associate professor. Katchova assumes the roles as the Farm Income Enhancement Chair and as the inaugural Director of OSU’s Center for Cooperatives. She received her Ph.D. from AEDE in 2001 and has gathered extensive experience at sister departments at the University of Illinois and the University of Kentucky where she conducted extensive research in agricultural finance, agribusiness management and cooperatives. With multiple visiting scholar appointment as USDA’s Economic Research Service in Washington, DC, including one spell as a AAAS Science and Technology Fellow, Katchova is intimately familiar with the economics of the U.S. farm sector and has received multiple awards for both research and teaching. Katchova has been actively meeting with leaders of agricultural cooperatives and looks forward to developing innovative educational opportunities related to cooperatives and farm income enhancement opportunities for stakeholders in Ohio and beyond.last_img read more

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Cool Ashish has feet on ‘floor’

first_imgIf you thought Ashish Kumar was good only on the floor or the vault, you are mistaken. You should know that the 19-year-old also carries a cool head on his shoulders.Yet, what separates him from other boys of his age is the confidence he oozes of a man with his feet firmly planted on the ground. This may have something to do with the sport that Ashish pursues.After all, India has never seen a gymnast like him as he made it to the Asian Games final on Saturday. Talk about his achievements – he is in the final of the floor exercise and is fourth behind two Chinese and a Korean – or the Commonwealth Games (CWG) medals at home, and he does not hesitate in crediting foreign expert Vladimir Chertkov for the success.Ashish is not unduly bothered about the final outcome – he insists on giving his best and leaving the rest to the judges and God. Above all, he is also not worrying about Chertkov flying out of this city.Undoubtedly, Ashish owes his success to him but on Saturday the American of Russian origin had packed his bags. During the course of an exclusive interview to Mail Today, Ashish never sounded over-confident. The boy from Allahabad says after having done his routines, he goes back to his room and quietly analysis what he did. He pays attention to mistakes and looks at ways of improvement. And that is what has made Ashish a successful gymnast.advertisementHe touches upon his routine sets which he feels he is good at but says what can fetch him good points are the triple somersault dismount. He does realise that this one element – the most difficult as even an experienced gymnast can be erratic when landing – has its problems but he is going to give it a try in the final on Tuesday.Talking on the field at the Asian Games here, Ashish insists it is no less than an Olympics or the world championships. “You have the best of gymnasts in the Chinese and the Koreans. They are second to none in the world. Competing against them is not only a huge experience but also to my advantage. I always pick up some intrinsic elements they do,” he says.Indeed, having watched them from close quarters, Ashish realises the need for dusting up some of his crucial flaws. “I know what I want to do but when it comes to execution, I make mistakes and lose vital points. I need some polishing here. And that’s where a coach can be of great help,” he reveals.So, does he miss Chertkov at a time when he would have been of great help during the finals? “I came to know about his leaving China the night before my event. I felt very bad and went to talk to him.”He wished me well and advised me on certain things. I did feel his absence on the competition day. But then I remembered that ultimately I have to perform,” said Ashish, not wanting emotions to overpower him.He also realises how important it is for him to do well at the Games to motivate his teammates here. “They are always praying for me to win a medal. I know this because the profile of the sport in the country can go several notches up if I manage to win a medal. But personally I feel we need to develop a lot if we want to see more gymnasts making real progress at the international stage,” he says.Giving credit to all concerned, Ashish says gymnastics in the country has improved on many counts after the CWG, with government and the Sports Authority of India help coming in.”Today we have new equipment and good coaches. But you must have a foreign coach like Chertkov who can shape us well besides helping our coaches do well,” he concludes.His Indian coach Ashok Mishra and team manager Satpal Kaur are, for the moment, pinning their hopes on Ashish not because he has entered the floor final, but because of the boy’s burning desire to do well on the big stage.last_img read more

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Kirti Azad hits back at Nasser Hussain for donkey jibe

first_imgThe ‘donkey’ jibe is snowballing into a major war of words during India’s disastrous tour of England.Soon after English cricketers Nasser Hussain and Michael Vaughan termed some Indian fielders as donkeys, former cricketer Kirti Azad has hit back.Azad, who is a Member of Parliament, said that the English side was a bunch of mules four years ago. Azad also called for the commentators making such remarks to be banned.Hussain had called a few Indian cricketers “donkeys in the field” during the T20 match played at Manchester.Michael Vaughan then added fuel to the fire by saying there weren’t just two donkeys in the field, but four.But, what has hurt Indian sentiments most that Sanjay Manjrekar too joined in, cajoling Hussain to name the cricketers who he thought were donkeys on the field.last_img read more

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25 days ago​Bruce slams Newcastle players for ‘total surrender’ in Leicester thrashing

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Bruce slams Newcastle players for ‘total surrender’ in Leicester thrashingby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle manager Steve Bruce laid into his players in a furious tirade after their humiliating 5-0 loss to Leicester City.The Magpies were a man down and laid down tools in the second half as Leicester overran them.And Bruce, who wants to instill defensive solidity into the team, was very disappointed by the effort shown by his players.After the match, Bruce said to reporters: “It was a complete surrender and happened too quickly, too easily.”I’ve only been at the club two or three months and I certainly haven’t witnessed what I witnessed here. Too many felt sorry for themselves.”It was nowhere near what’s required. If you have 10 men or nine men, the one thing you can show is a bit off resilience. Determination, a bit of fight or courage, whatever you want to call it.”We simply haven’t done enough to put anything right.”That’s the disappointing thing for myself, resilience is the only thing I really genuinely, demand from them – to play in a certain way – but we didn’t see that here.” last_img read more

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3 days agoFred assures Man Utd fans: I feel like I’m getting better

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fred assures Man Utd fans: I feel like I’m getting betterby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Fred says he’s finally adapting to the rigours of Premier League football.The Brazilian has been disappointing since arriving from Shahktar Donestk for a whopping £52m in the summer of 2018.But Fred insists he has needed time to change his playing style from the Ukrainian leagues.”My first season was difficult but that is normal when a footballer changes league,” he said. “The Ukrainian league isn’t as strong as the Premier League. It’s faster and more physical here.”You need to start games strongly and finish them strongly.”It’s the full force for 90 minutes, but it takes time to adapt to English football when you come from Ukraine, even though I was playing against some of the best teams in the Champions League, but I believe I am adapting.”The 26-year-old added that feeling more settled in the city of Manchester is playing a role in his improvement on the pitch.”I’m learning day by day. I feel like I’m getting better. I have a big heart. I will play better.”I like Manchester. My family are here and they like it too. They are speaking English. I’m having English classes, too, but it’s not possible all the time because we travel a lot but we speak lots of languages here.” last_img read more

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Sri Lanka Japan India to Develop Colombo South Port

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Sri Lanka Ports Authority Sri Lanka, Japan, and India have reached an agreement to cooperate on the development of Colombo South Port’s East Container Terminal (ECT) in Sri Lanka.The governments of the respective countries signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on the matter on May 28, reflecting the longstanding good will and cooperation among the parties.Japan has provided cooperation for the development of the Jaya Container Terminal since the 1980’s, while around 70% of Colombo Port’s transshipment business is India-related.Sri Lanka, Japan and India will work together for further development of the Colombo Port and contribute to further regional prosperity and stability of global trading networks.Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) retains 100% ownership of East Container Terminal. The Terminal Operations Company (TOC) conducting all East Container Terminal operations is jointly owned by Sri Lanka, with a 51% stake, and the joint venture partners with a 49% stake.SLPA said that the three governments would work out details based on the MOC at joint working group meetings, and advance their cooperation towards early commencement of work and operation of the ECT.last_img read more

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Amazons National Landing leads to confusion and jokes

first_imgARLINGTON, Va. — Place names in Arlington County have never been a simple matter. A major fight broke out when National Airport was named for Ronald Reagan in 1998. A fight continues over whether to name a park next to the airport for Nancy Reagan. And in the 1920s, the Postal Service refused to establish a post office in Arlington because the street names were so confusing and haphazard.So it is fitting that as Arlington officials celebrated Amazon’s decision to locate a new headquarters in the area, there was a bit of confusion over the place name.Amazon announced Tuesday that it was coming to National Landing, a place people had not heard of because it doesn’t exist. Economic development officials who were wooing the online retailing giant came up with the name as a way to describe the multiple neighbourhoods that were being offered as a site.Those neighbourhoods — Crystal City and Pentagon City in Arlington County, and Potomac Yard in the city of Alexandria — span multiple jurisdictions, so the name allowed Alexandria and Arlington to work co-operatively without marketing one locality over another.Unfortunately, because the yearlong process of wooing Amazon had been so secretive, the moniker that had become so commonplace in the economic-development discussions had zero recognition among the general public. So Amazon’s use of the name in its big announcement left people scratching their heads.Some people confused it with National Harbor, a new development in Maryland that has attracted one of the biggest casinos on the East Coast. Comedian Remy Munasifi, who made his name poking fun at Arlington in a YouTube rap that has been viewed more than 2 million times, suggested that Arlington National Cemetery would soon be renamed “Kindle Shores.”Rep. Don Beyer, whose congressional district encompasses the neighbourhoods, got in on the act when he suggested that the location of a new $1 billion graduate campus be dubbed “Hokie Landing.” The campus was a key incentive offered to Amazon by Virginia, which promised to double the number of students who graduate each year with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science and related fields.No official steps were ever taken to rename the region, and local officials have made clear they have no intention of trying to rename Crystal City or any other neighbourhood.In a tweet posted by Arlington Economic Development on Thursday, Arlington County Manager Mark Schwartz explained that National Landing was simply “a way to avoid saying, ‘Parts of Arlington, parts of Alexandria.’ “Christina Winn, director of business investment for Arlington Economic Development, said officials never imagined “there would be so much conversation” about the concept. Winn said there’s no intention to supplant or override the name of Crystal City, which draws its name from a big chandelier in one of the first apartment buildings to go up in the area in the 1960s.Still, she said, if Arlington and Alexandria team up on another economic-development pitch in the future, she said that the moniker might be revived.“It worked once,” she said.Matthew Barakat, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Bear euthanized after breaking into campers tent at Peace Island Park early

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. — A frightening incident led to a black bear being destroyed by Conservation Officers on Sunday after it broke into an occupied tent on Peace Island Park early that morning.Sgt. Shawn Brinsky with the Conservation Officer Service said that the C-O-S first received a call at around 2:30 yesterday morning of a black bear that was up a tree in Peace Island Park. She said that such reports are not uncommon, especially at this time of year, and that officers decided to investigate further after daybreak. At around 9:20 a.m., officers responded after getting another report from park staff of a bear that had been hanging around the area, before they learned from a camper at the park that a bear had broken through the screen of his tent at around around 1:00 a.m. The camper was not injured and scared the bear off, but the animal returned to the tent three hours later. Sgt. Brinsky said that Conservation Officers evacuated that area of the park and set several traps, one of which caught caught a bear yesterday evening in the exact same location of the tent. After looking at a photograph previously taken of a bear in a tree, measuring the paw prints on the tent and measuring the caught bear, officers came to the conclusion that the bear was most likely the same one that broke into the tent early that morning. The bear was subsequently euthanized.Sgt. Brinsky said that the incident serves as a warning to campers to keep bear attractants hidden or locked up so that the smells don’t lure the animals. “There’s a couple things at play here,” said Brinksy. “When camping, even in Regional Parks  you in and around greenbelts in this area, you have to make the assumption that you’re going to be in and around wildlife, and that can include bears. You want to make sure you have a clean campsite, and that you’re bear aware. We have to make that people are diligent with keeping attractants and garbage inaccessible to bears. Especially at this time of year when they’re a little bit food-stressed. They’re looking for food, they’re curious, and they’re going to check out smells and odours. A bear demonstrating that type of behaviour is something that is indicative of a bear that’s been rewarded with non-natural food sources.”This isn’t the first close call in Northeast B.C. in recent years. Nearly three years ago to the day, 27-year-old Daniel O’Connor was found to have been killed by a black bear while he slept by a campfire just outside of Mackenzie. The bear and a wolf, which was also seen in the area were later tracked down and euthanized by Conservation Officers.With files from CBC News: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bear-attack-kills-camper-daniel-ward-o-connor-near-mackenzie-b-c-1.3069202last_img read more

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Factory worker dies after his head gets stuck in Shahdaras factory lift

first_imgNew Delhi: In a tragic incident, a factory worker died after his head got stuck in the lift, inside taps making factory, in Shahdara’s Seemapuri area on March 20. Police have registered a case in this regard and investigation is going on.Meanwhile, the complainant in the case has told police that the lift was not working properly. “We have told the owner about the lift but he pays no heed which resulted in the incident,” the complainant told the police. According to the investigating agency, the incident was reported on March 20 when the deceased, identified as Punit, was taking out goods from the lift when it suddenly started to run and his head got stuck in the lift. A rickshaw puller was at the spot who alerted everyone after the lift suddenly started to run. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”All the other workers reached the spot and took Punit to the hospital where he was declared brought dead,” police said adding that he had joined the factory two and a half months ago. The police were told that the labourers had complained about the lift to the factory owner. “The lift used to stop or sometimes run. No safety gears were given to the labourers,” the complainant told the police. The city police had registered a case under sections 287 (Negligent conduct with respect to machinery) and 304 A (Causing death by negligence) in Seemapuri police station. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe deceased hails from Bihar. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara) Ved Prakash Surya said that they are probing the case and soon arrest can be made. Machine taking lives Last year, four construction labourers were killed after a hydraulic lift malfunctioned and collapsed at a construction site in outer Delhi’s Narela. In another case, a 27-year-old man was crushed to death due to an alleged malfunction in the lift he had taken in a factory in Rohini district’s Narela area. A woman in her late 50s died after her saree came in contact with the machine in Narela area of Rohini district. Police claimed that the head was severed during the incident.last_img read more