Fidel said that the buying stations are strategicallylocated across this province to allow local farmers the ease of buying andselling of rice. NFA-Aklan’s rice buffer stock can last up to more than three months, according to National Food Authority-Aklan Provincial Manager Benilda Fidel. The food authority now has a total of83,000 bags of palay and 3,600 bagsof locally-milled rice. NFA-Aklan has exceeded its currentwarehouse capacity of 70,000 bags procured from local farmers. “NFA is expecting influx of localfarmers to sell their palay duringthe harvest season at a higher price compared to private rice traders,”she said. KALIBO, Aklan – The current buffer stockof palay in this province remainssufficient and is expected to last more than three months, according to NationalFood Authority (NFA) Aklan Provincial Manager Benilda Fidel. The NFA-Aklan Grains Center in the townof Banga, Farm Level Grains Center warehouse in the town of Ibajay and mobile palay procurement teams directly buyfrom the farmers. The Rice trade liberation law orRepublic Act No. 11203 requires the food agency to source its buffer stock fromdomestic farmers in order to meet the mandated buffer stock level for at least15-30 days. Currently, NFA is buying clean and dry palay from local farmers at P19 perkilogram with 14-percent moisture content and 100-95 percent purity. She said that NFA-Aklan opted to leasean additional private-warehouse for the extra storage of unmilled rice due tothe high volume of its deliveries and stocks in its warehouse in BarangayLinabuan Sur, Banga, Aklan. The NFA local rice is sold wholesale at P25per kilo and P27 per kilo to consumers by accredited retailers. The retail priceof regular milled rice ranges from P32 to P38 per kilo, while the well milledrice is at P40 to 44 per kilo. “May imported rice but we have a minimal inventory… local ricefrom domestic farmers is available in the market,” Fidel stressed. She added that government agencies likethe Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine National Police, Bureau of Jail Managementand Protection, Department of Education and the Department of Social Welfareand Development are purchase rice at a wholesale price.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN)
Associated Press More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The International Cycling Union says this year’s BMX world championships have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Sixteen players and officials from Bulgarian soccer club Cherno More have tested positive for coronavirus.The club from the Black Sea town of Varna says 12 players are among the positive cases and adds “all players who tested positive are quarantined and we have taken the necessary precautions.”Cherno More played a league game against Tsarsko Selo in Sofia on Thursday. The laboratory that conducted pre-match tests admitted the following day that it had not announced that one of the players on the team from Sofia had tested positive.Cherno More says the club is still ready to play on Tuesday against Arda Kardzhali despite the positive tests. The quarantined players would be replaced by members of the team’s junior squad.___ The Austrian soccer league has started an investigation into the coronavirus testing procedures of all 16 second-division teams after three players from one club tested positive over the weekend.The league says each club must provide receipts and test results to prove that all players have been tested on a weekly basis since play resumed on June 5 after a 12-week break.The investigation comes after last-place Kapfenberger SV apparently breached the anti-coronavirus rules by failing to structurally test its players.The league opened proceedings against Kapfenberg on Monday.___ The event was scheduled to be held in Houston in May and was at first postponed.The UCI says no new host was found “despite its best efforts to come up with an alternative.”The next BMX worlds are scheduled to start in Papendal, Netherlands, in August 2021. That is one week after the Tokyo Olympics. Four BMX medal events are on the Olympic program.The UCI also says the 2020 season in BMX Freestyle Park and Flatland World Cup will not happen.___ The Latest: UCI says BMX world championships canceled Two more badminton tournaments have been canceled in the revamped calendar because of the coronavirus pandemic.The China Masters in Lingshui was canceled after already being moved from February to May and then to August.It was to be the first comeback event but that’s now expected to be the Chinese Taipei Open in Taipei from Sept. 1-6.The Dutch Open in Almere in October was also put off for this year.___ July 7, 2020
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 27, 2018 at 3:39 pm Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langer Syracuse forward Matthew Moyer will sit out Saturday’s matchup against Pittsburgh with a sprained left ankle, according to SU Athletics.Moyer, who has started every game this season and averages 4.5 points and 4.9 rebounds, sustained the injury in the first five minutes of Wednesday’s game against Boston College. The sophomore left that game and didn’t return.Freshman Marek Dolezaj, who averages 4.2 points and 5 rebounds, is likely to start in Moyer’s place.Without Moyer, SU is down to just seven scholarship players; however, one of them is freshman center Bourama Sidibe, who has already missed two ACC games and has averaged just five minutes per game in the contests he’s played as he deals with tendinitis in his knee. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text
ARCADIA, Calif. (May 12, 2016)–Irish-bred Hunt rallied to win Thursday’s $63,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita by one length under Flavien Prat as he got 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s unique hillside turf course in 1:13.65.Conditioned by Phil D’Amato, the 4-year-old gelding notched his second allowance win in a row down the hill and got his third win in his last four starts–all of them down the hillside turf at 6 ½ furlongs and all of them in partnership with Prat.Fourth as the field crossed the dirt and back onto the turf at the top of the lane, Hunt rallied four-wide and overtook English-bred Producer a sixteenth of a mile from home while holding off longshot Forever Juanito for the win.Owned by Michael House, Hunt was off at 3-1 in a field of seven 3-year-olds and up and paid $8.20, $4.40 and $2.80. Hunt improved his overall mark to 15-4-5-2 and with the winner’s check of $37,800, increased his earnings to $174,329.Ridden by Agapito Delgadillo, Forever Juanito, who was the biggest price in the field at 17-1, held off No Silent by a neck for the place and paid $15.20 and $7.20.Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, No Silent was finishing well late, but didn’t threaten the winner, finishing three quarters of a length in front of favored Cape Wolfe for third. Off at 3-1, No Silent paid $2.80 to show.With Spirit Rules and Iggy Puglisi showing the way to the furlong pole, fractions on the race were 22.12, 44.16 and 1:07.45.Kentucky Derby winning jockey Mario Gutierrez was welcomed back to Santa Anita on post parade for race one, but his mount, Tap It All, a first time starter trained by Doug O’Neill and owned in-part by Reddam Racing, LLC, was unable to live up to the standard set by her superstar stablemate, undefeated Nyquist, as the 2-year-old daughter of Tapizar ended up a well beaten second at odds of 1-9.First post time for an eight-race card on Friday at Santa Anita is at 2 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 21, 2016) – Though not a victor in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita on Nov. 5, Holy Lute is still a force to be reckoned with down the six and-a-half furlong Camino Real hillside turf course and will head a competitive field of 14 in Monday’s $100,000, Grade III, San Simeon Stakes for 3-year-olds and up.Trained by Jim Cassidy and owned by Class Racing Stable, Holy Lute ran his best-ever Beyer Speed figure, a 102, in the Grade III Eddie D. down the hillside Sept. 30, thus giving his connections every confidence to run in the Breeders’ Cup. Though he finished sixth, it was by a beaten margin of only 3 ½ lengths in a field of 14 world class runners. An intact horse at the age of 6, Holy Lute is by Midnight Lute out of the Holy Bull mare, Holy Christmas. With 10 races down the hillside turf since the beginning of 2015, Holy Lute has a record of 10-2-4-0 for the course.Though third in his last outing at Del Mar in the seven furlong (dirt) Carey Grant Stakes on Nov. 20, trainer Kenny Black said Acceptance stumbled badly that day and looks to be running in very similar company on Monday as he did in the California Flag Handicap, a race in which he won by head on Oct. 22 down the hill.Owned by Finish Line Racing and the Ellwood Johnston Trust, the 4-year-old bay colt by Vronsky has a record of 12-4-1-1 and overall earnings of $378,803.The full field, including jockeys and weights, for the Grade III San Simeon Race 6 – Approximate post time of 2:30 p.m. Jimmy Bouncer, Mario Gutierrez, 123Hobbits Hero, Rafael Bejarano, 121Stormy Liberal, Norberto Arroyo, Jr., 121Drummer, Tyler Baze, 121Ohio, Drayden Van Dyke, 121Acceptance, Stewart Elliott, 123Cape Wolfe, Santiago Gonzalez, 121Richard’s Boy, Victor Espinoza, 121He Will, Flavien Prat, 121Tough Sunday, Chantal Sutherland, 121Bettys Bambino, Joel Rosario, 121Holy Lute, Jamie Theriot, 125Horse Laugh, Luis Contreras, 121 Iron Rob, Corey Nakatani, 121
OAKLAND — Franklin Barreto sat in the black leather chair at his locker inside the A’s clubhouse at the Oakland Coliseum with his feet propped up on two brown boxes.He knew what was coming.When the A’s announced a trade to acquire slugging first baseman Kendrys Morales from the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday night, Barreto sensed he would be the player going down to the minors in order make room on the active roster. Sure enough, Barreto was called into the coaches’ room just before Thursday’s …
19 July 2008American surfing legend Kelly Slater added yet another chapter to his storied career by convincingly winning the 2008 Billabong Pro at Jeffreys Bay. The victory puts him in prime position to lay claim to an unprecedented ninth ASP World Title after his fourth win in five events this year.Unfazed by the difficult conditions created by the fresh onshore wind that chopped up the waves at Supertubes, Slater’s superior wave selection and decision-making on the waves he rode left reigning ASP world champion Mick Fanning still needing to improve both of his counting waves when the siren sounded to end the final.‘I was lucky’“I was lucky in the final; I got a wave under Mick’s priority that turned out to be my best score,” Slater said on the podium. “In conditions like that you need to go on anything that looks like you can get three manoeuvres in.”Slater earned $30 000 (approx R225 000) and 1 200 ratings points, giving him a lead of 1 268 points over second placed Joel Parkinson in the 2008 rankings.With six events still to be run, the Floridian has yet to be beaten by any of his World Tour opponents, having lost to a wildcard in the Billabong Pro Tahiti – the only event he didn’t win.Mandela sculptureSlater’s name went onto the Billabong Pro J-Bay trophy for a record fourth time and was presented with a sculptured bust of former South African President Nelson Mandela, chosen by the organisers to celebrate Madiba’s 90th birthday.“What an honour,” Slater exclaimed when presented with the trophy. “Happy birthday Madiba, you’ve been an inspiration to us all.”Despite feeling that he could have won the event, Fanning was gracious in defeat, congratulating Slater on his victory. He vowed to use his second place finish, and jump from seventh to fourth on the ratings, as a springboard to challenge for honours in the upcoming events.“I guess it’s not over ’til it’s over,” Fanning said of the 2008 world title race. “But it’s going to be like climbing Everest and he (Slater) is halfway up the hill.”Biggest wavesAfter three days of awesome conditions for the opening rounds of the 2008 Billabong Pro, the final day started out with the biggest waves of the event, giving the 12 remaining contenders the opportunity to perform their entire repertoire of manoeuvres on rides lasting more than 300 metres.Fanning and former world champions CJ Hobgood and Andy Irons were joined by defending event champion Taj Burrow in making it a clean sweep of the top eight seeds into the quarterfinals.In round four, Burrow eliminated Jordy Smith, the last South African left in the event, sending the Durbanite home with equal ninth place overall. Smith, in his rookie year on the ASP World Tour, jumped from 19th to 16th on the ratings.After a windless start, a north-east onshore breeze started ruffling the faces of the waves during the quarterfinals where current world number two Parkinson got the better of world number three Bede Durbidge. Slater overcame world number four Adriano de Souza, Fanning eliminated Hobgood, and Burrow stayed on track for a second successive victory by edging out Irons.SemifinalsBy the semifinals the wind had increased in velocity and, despite Parkinson starting out with the highest score of their match-up – an outstanding 9.17 out of 10 – Slater chipped away at the lead with rides of 8.0 and 7.0. When the Aussie failed to find anything better than a 5.0 for his second counting ride, Slater was into the final.The second semi went Fanning’s way thanks to an opening 7.67, followed by an excellent 9.17, while Burrow’s best two rides in the 30-minute encounter earned 6.0 and 5.83.Californian Taylor Knox was the recipient of the WTA prize of a custom handcrafted Nixon timepiece valued at US $10 000 for the highest heat tally of the event. He racked up 19.70 points out of a possible 20 in Round 1 action last Thursday, claiming the winner-takes-all award for near perfect rides of 9.90 and 9.80.SA’s nemesisTaj Burrow’s spectacular form throughout the event prevented three of the five South African contenders from posting a serious challenge in their home event. Burrow beat wildcard Rudy Palmboom Jr. in round one, eliminated Royden Bryson in round three, and Jordy Smith in round four.Travis Logie was a victim of Slater’s victory charge, bowing out in round three, while Ricky Basnett, who has yet to win a single heat in 2008, was sidelined by Jeremy Flores in round two.Billabong Pro Jeffreys BayFinal Kelly Slater (USA) 16.73 def Mick Fanning (AUS) 9.40 Semifinals SF1: Slater 15.00 def Joel Parkinson (AUS) 14.17SF2: Fanning 16.84 def Taj Burrow (AUS) 11.83 Quarterfinals QF1: Parkinson 17.74 def Bede Durbidge (AUS) 14.00QF2: Slater 15.17 def Adriano de Souza (BRA) 9.84QF3: Fanning 14.27 def C J Hobgood (USA) 9.60QF4: Burrow 13.57 def Andy Irons (HAW) 8.47 2008 ASP World Tour Ratings 1. Kelly Slater (USA), 52102. Joel Parkinson (AUS), 39483. Bede Durbidge (AUS), 37824. Mick Fanning (AUS), 37535. Taj Burrow (AUS), 36386. Adriano de Souza (BRA), 35407. C.J. Hobgood (USA), 34608. Andy Irons (HAW), 33389. Bobby Martinez (USA), 302810. Adrian Buchan (AUS), 2884 South Africans 16. Jordy Smith, 224534. Royden Bryson, 168039. Travis Logie, 149544. Ricky Basnett, 1125 SAinfo reporter
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dan Uetrecht, Warren Co.We’ve continued to get rain. The corn I think is wrapped up. My two big questions now are: how good will the yield be and will the amount of diseases I have in my corn affect standability? I think without a doubt this corn crop is going to be big.Everybody has been talking about how widespread the gray leaf spot and even the northern corn leaf blight is in this area. I talked with CPS and they have sprayed more acres than they ever have and the disease is still out there. We are deciding what we want to do about spraying our double-crop beans. Even our first soybean fields that were sprayed are still heavy with disease and the fields we chose not to spray where we did not have much pressure, disease has come on heavy in them too. It is just a year where we have tremendous disease pressure.The last time we had a lot of Gibberella and Diplodia was a year with a lot of moisture late in the season when the ear was still upright. That is another concern moving forward with the corn crop. What kind of grain quality are we going to have after all of this rain?We did not spray insecticide and there is a lot of bean leaf beetle out there. I am concerned about them getting into the pods and seeing some bean quality issues. Our first planted beans are starting to turn and that means we should be running in three to four weeks.I still haven’t gotten third cutting hay made because there haven’t been four days of good sunshine. It is ready and we are hoping maybe after the Saturday rain this week we can get it cut. With all of the rain, we seeded some alfalfa and timothy hay. It is up and it looks great. The cover crops we planted after the wheat also look great.I am sure pleased with everything. Other than the disease pressure we couldn’t have asked for a better summer than what we have gotten. And, from what I’ve seen, there are a lot of good crops in Ohio.For the rest of this week’s reports, click here.
Lampard can’t contain excitement after Chelsea claim ‘huge’ Ajax victoryby Freddie Taylora day agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Frank Lampard could not hide his excitement at his side’s performance and victory over Ajax.The Blues were made to fight hard against last season’s Champions League semi finalists in the group stages.But they emerged with a vital away win in Amsterdam, thanks to a late Michy Batshuayi goal.”It feels huge,” Lampard said.”That always scares me because there’s a lot to do and it’s just six points halfway through the group now but we’re entitled to be excited about how we played tonight.”It can be a bit of a blueprint for us in terms of the work from the midfield players which was outstanding, the work of the wingers was outstanding, the work of the full-backs getting out to top players and stopping them making passes and easy decisions was absolutely outstanding.”I could go through them all – Kurt Zouma, what a performance – but there’s no excuses for us now to dip from that.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
MONTREAL – Shares of Bombardier Inc. hit a nearly seven-year high Wednesday after the C Series jet it developed secured the largest order since the announcement of a joint venture with Airbus.JetBlue Airways Corp. ordered 60 of the aircraft, renamed by Airbus as the A220-300, for delivery starting in 2020 with the option for another 60 starting in 2025.The firm deal announced late Tuesday was valued at US$5.4 billion at list prices, but airlines typically receive large discounts.The airline said the plane’s economics was the primary motivation rather than Airbus taking majority control over the aircraft’s joint venture which happened after JetBlue launched its 15-month review.“The marriage between Bombardier and Airbus was a secondary factor,” chief financial officer Stephen Priest said in a conference call.“But the good news about that when it came to fruition was it allowed us to reshape our Airbus orderbook to make sure that we continue to maintain our mid- to high single-digit capacity growth over the foreseeable future.”Bombardier shares climbed to $5.58 in early trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange, a price last reached in August 2011. They closed up three cents at $5.43 in the afternoon session.Five A220 planes are scheduled to be delivered in the first year, ramping up to a high of 22 in 2024.JetBlue will become the first American airline to fly the larger A220-300 with 130 to 140 seats. Delta Air Lines Inc. ordered 75 A220-100s in the spring of 2016.The U.S. low-cost airline said it could switch some of its order to the smaller, 120-seat A220-100 plane.JetBlue said the decision to order the aircraft was driven by three strategic factors: profitability from the plane’s low operating costs, flexibility to use both aircraft models and its range.Priest said the A220 opens up the possibility of transcontinental flights and more options for overnight Caribbean flights.“This is a game-changer for JetBlue. It’s a real margin builder for our business…and so we’re very, very confident with the orders,” Priest said.The A220s will replace 60 Embraer E190 planes. JetBlue said it needs smaller planes, but the Embraer aircraft would require costly upgrades over the next decade.The airline also considered the new Embraer 195 E-2 planes. Priest said the competition was very tight, but the aircraft selected aligns with the other Airbus planes in its fleet.Analyst Benoit Poirier of Desjardins Capital Markets said JetBlue’s order confirms the strength of the Airbus–Bombardier partnership.He said more A220 orders could be announced at the upcoming Farnborough Airshow.Bombardier has said interest in the plane has surged since the announcement of the partnership.Airbus recently said it could book more than 100 A220 orders by the end of the year and slightly more than 3,000 sales over the next 20 years.Companies in this story: (TSX:BBD.B)