Spartans finish second at Oroville tourney

first_imgOroville >> Behind a game-high nine 3-pointers, the Red Bluff High boys basketball team battled fellow unbeaten Lassen for the 24th Dennis Burnum tournament championship, eventually falling to the Grizzlies 65-56 Saturday night. All-tournament selection Derek Gordon scored 16 and swished four of the team’s nine 3s. Fellow junior Brayden Hutchins dropped in 17 as Red Bluff (7-6) had it at single-digits at 41-33 heading to the fourth quarter, but couldn’t trim it down any further. The Spartans …last_img read more

Young professionals on success and freedom

first_imgA few young South African entrepreneurs and creatives speak out about how they are enjoying their freedom with responsibility through their careers and their passions.Jodi Deerling says he is making sure he leaves a legacy. His daily motivation is everyone he encounters and who believes in him and his business. “I know what I am doing is much bigger than I am. I am merely a vessel.” (Image supplied)Melissa JavanJodi Deerling, Michael Cost, Tia Black, Nathan Adriaanse, Nicole Norman and Jodi Cash are young South African professionals who have worked hard to make their dreams a reality. They marked Freedom Month talking about what freedom means to them.Freedom Day is an annual public holiday in South Africa. The day, 27 April, marks the first democratic election held in the country, in 1994. April is regarded as Freedom Month.Jodi DeerlingJodi Deerling (31) grew up in Malabar, Port Elizabeth and is now living in the City of Gold.An entrepreneur, he is the owner of JD Collection, which consists of men’s and children’s accessories such as bowties. His collection is carried by Spree, Superbalist.com, Zando and Big Blue, among other retailers.Deerling is a former YoTV presenter, and has acted in shows such as Isidingo, Villa Rosa and Stokvel.He has a lot to celebrate this Freedom Month, he says. “The final documents of registration for my dream business came through in April. I also met a very special person in this month. We celebrate our anniversary every single year.”Freedom means “having the choice to love who I want and to do whatever I want, as long as it doesn’t hurt the next person”, he says.“What I enjoy the most about the South African constitution is that it truly doesn’t discriminate against any sex, religion or individual.”Michael CostMichael Cost says one of his motivations to work hard is his subscribers. “My bananas; their constant support and belief in me and my work is always inspirational and keeps me motivated even in the darkest of times.” (Image supplied)Michael Cost (23) is born and bred in Johannesburg, where he still lives.He says his greatest career achievement has been to jump head first into being a fulltime YouTuber at the beginning of 2017. “Being able to sacrifice so much and risk it all in order to follow my passion has been a rewarding experience.”But he reveals: “When I was a child my dream was to be an Oscar award-winning actor. My views have changed drastically.“I have a Masters in architecture which I obtained this year. I love merging my passion for architecture with my passion for online content creation.”Cost is also the host of the Twitter chat for South African YouTubers, called #YouTubeZA.“I do believe that your job is what you make it; if you want it to be your dream job, then make it your dream job.”He looks forward to sharing more of South Africa’s culture, comedy and urban life with other South Africans and the world.Regarding Freedom Month, he says: “I am reminded every day how lucky I am to be able to do what I do and to share South Africa’s story with the rest of the world via the internet.”The power of freedom of speech is such an incredible tool, Cost says. “We can barely imagine the extent of its reach.”Tia BlackTia Black is her own cheerleader. “My goals can only be achieved by me so there is no use looking elsewhere for the motivation to attain them.” (Image supplied)Tia Black is a 28-year-old singer from Cape Town who enjoys being able to work with people she has idolised. “And being able to do what I love is an achievement in itself.“This is part of my dream job. I eventually want to venture into television, radio, theatre and the beauty industry. My dream is to do it all!”Black, who grew up in the Cape Town suburbs of Mitchells Plain and Parkwood, talks about how she feels about Freedom Month: “Growing up biracial, my whole life is an ode to the freedom we have right now.“Looking back I remember being asked if I was lost whenever I was with my mom because she’s white. Now it’s not so foreign and I love the diversity we strive to uphold. As a nation it’s kind of mirrored in my everyday life through my parents.”She adds: “I am able to do what I love on this scale because I now have the right to do so. I am free to live without being scared to do so.”We must acknowledge that in theory we have a great Constitution, Black says. “Although we are flawed and still fighting for the correct implementation of what our Constitution is based on, the fact is we actually have one.”Nathan AdriaanseNathan Adriaanse reminds himself daily: “I need to be better than I was yesterday. Tomorrow I will be better than I am today.” (Image supplied)Nathan Adriaanse (27), who grew up in Athlone, in Cape Town, has been a professional dancer since he was 21.“In 2012 I was part of a hip hop crew, Brooklyn Brotherhood,” he recalls. “We took part in the US’s Hip Hop International competition held in Las Vegas in the United States. We were South Africa’s number one representative then, and we placed fifth.“The second big achievement came later in 2012, when I landed my first feature movie role in the Warner Brothers’ House Party 5: Tonight’s the Night film.”Another accomplishment came in 2015 when he was selected to be part of Showtime Australia, performing in the tribute shows Michael Jackson HIStory Show and The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show. “I’ve been touring the world for the past year and half. This opportunity has really changed my life.”Adriaanse, who now lives in Johannesburg, says freedom to him means that he is able to invest in his career. “I am busy planning my trip to the US to improve my skills as a dancer.”He appreciates the fact that he is able to move freely as a South African.Nicole NormanTo keep her momentum going, Nicole Norman surrounds herself with positive energy. “Naturally I attract even more positivity into my life.” (Image supplied)At 23, Nicole Norman is a television presenter of the SABC3 show, Exfrontiers. She is also a blogger.Her career in fashion and entertainment has grown in the past few months, she says. “I was the red carpet host for the Cape Town Fashion Council at the Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South Africa International Fashion Film Festival a few weeks ago and that was quite an incredible experience.”Yet, she says, “the best feeling is having someone come up to me and tell me that I’m good at what I do and that I inspire them to do their best.”Norman, who is from Cape Town, believes freedom is something we often take for granted. “As a creative, freedom is an even more pivotal aspect of what I do — especially when it comes to freedom of expression in multimedia forms.”Freedom Month is a time to reflect on the struggles and triumphs of the past. “This is what puts things into perspective and holds weight for me, allowing me to be truly grateful for the freedom I enjoy today.”In her university media studies course, she says she “recently wrote a paper exploring various legislative regulations surrounding the works of media practitioners.“I discovered that the Constitution truly protects our freedom of speech and freedom of expression — no matter how controversial.”Jodi CashRapper Jodi Cash is motivated by the desire to be fulfilled. “To know that someday I’ll be able to kick up my feet and say, ‘Yeah I did my best and I showed up to what I’m capable of.’” (Image supplied)Jodi Cash (27), a rapper who lives in Sea Point in Cape Town, has recently started releasing content. “I’m really happy with the reception of it so far. Having won Best Music Video in the Liverpool International Film Festival 2016 was just the cherry on top.“I’ve always loved making music and have never thought of it as a job. I suppose if you consider it to be a job, it definitely is a dream job.”Cash says he travelled a lot as a child and partly grew up abroad. “But I’d say I spent most of my time in Durban.”When he thinks of freedom, he refers to the day he got his driver’s licence. “It gave me a feeling of independence, like I could go anywhere.”About the Constitution, he speaks particularly about the right to freedom of expression. “This helps me to be more informed when making decisions and less susceptible to manipulation and irrational theories.“I’d much rather live in a place where I’m allowed to speak my mind than sit in silence and be forced to say things I don’t actually mean.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

Jeremy Goyings, Oct. 10

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We have had nice weather and have been getting a lot of work one. I am on a parts run this morning. We started on Wednesday and we’ve got about 500 acres of beans off now and we are over halfway with getting wheat in the ground. It has been slow going in some places but the cool weather has given us the chance to get some good night runs in.The beans have been all across the board I have had everything from 30 to 50 bushels. Fifty and some decimal points is as high as I have gotten it to go and I had two fields go there. The highs we’ve had were about what I expected but I didn’t think we’d have beans as low as the 30-bushel range. We have higher dirt, which in Paulding County is about six inches higher than everything else. The beans shut down early on those higher spots and that really hurt the yields.We won’t get back to corn until we finish up with these food grade non-GM beans. They are at 11% to 12.5% moisture but there are still green leaves. It looks like silage coming out of the back of the combine.We have three varieties of beans. We have been following the combine planting wheat and we will be strip-tilling for corn too. The next variety of beans we will get to will be our last wheat ground.We have not done any corn since the 100 acres that was dropping ears. So far it looks like the stalks are still holding in the rest of the corn and it’s not dropping ears. It looks like we will have a nice stretch of weather coming, too.last_img read more

Organic Grain Trials and Transition Farm Tour

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Organic Grain Trials and Transition Farm Tour will be held at Sonlight Acres/Morning Sun Farm at 9:30 a.m.  Aug. 30 at 3993 State Rte. 503 S., West Alexandria, OH.Dale Filbrun of Morning Sun Farm is an early organic pioneer, first becoming OEFFA certified in 1995. The farm focuses on organic eggs and produces its own feed grain. During this stop, attendees will visit the layer houses, tour the Great Harvest Seed grain trial plots, and observe the mechanical cultivation equipment used on the farm.The tour will continue at the adjacent Sonlight Acres for a discussion about transitioning land into organic management. Kenton Filbrun will address various transition strategies, effective approved fertility products, and the path he has followed toward organic certification.After the tour, the Filbruns invite you to a farmstead lunch sponsored by Great Harvest Seed. If you plan to stay for the lunch, RSVP by August 20 by calling (513) 267-0148 or email Sonlight Acres.last_img read more

Centre to grant ₹600 crore as interim relief to Maharashtra farmers

first_imgMaharashtra may draw ₹5,000 cr. from contingency fund to help farmers  There were rains in Maharashtra during November as well.The Centre is awaiting details from the state government on the extent of damage to crops, he said and added the action will be taken for release of grant after getting information from the state.Replying to another query on the central scheme Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), the minister said about ₹3,100 crore has been made available to Maharashtra.The funds are released after the state government certifies eligible farmers. The Centre has decided to grant ₹600 crore as interim relief for Maharashtra farmers whose kharif crops were affected due to heavy rains in October, Minister of State for Agriculture Parshottam Rupala said in Rajya Sabha on Friday.Responding to queries during Question Hour, he said crops have been affected due to rains not only in Maharashtra but in many other states as well.“Based on the first request made by the state government, we sent a delegation to assess the damage. Based on inputs of the delegation, we have taken an interim decision to grant ₹600 crore to help farmers. This is not the final one,” he said in the Upper House.Also Readlast_img read more

Asian Cup: Son Heung-min helps South Korea beat China 2-0

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Asian Cup: Stephan Schrock scores historic goal but PH Azkals bow out Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? With both teams already qualified, South Korea dominated possession and bombarded China’s goal in a more confident performance than its dour 1-0 wins over the Philippines and Kyrgyzstan.Son won the penalty in the 12th minute, his fleet footwork proving too much for Shi Ke to keep up with as the Chinese defender tripped him. Hwang Ui-jo took the penalty, shooting hard into the lower-left corner just past goalkeeper Yan Junling’s outstretched hand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsSouth Korea scored again in the 51st when Son’s corner was headed in by Kim Min-jae. It was the defender’s second goal in as many games.Son is playing in his third international tournament in less than a year. After playing at the World Cup, Son missed the first part of the English season while playing for South Korea at the Asian Games. He led the team to the title, securing exemption from military service. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next South Korea’s forward Son Heung-Min runs with the ball during the AFC Asian Cup group C soccer match between South Korea and China at Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Son Heung-min was just the player South Korea needed to really get its Asian Cup campaign going.In his first game since arriving from Tottenham, Son earned a penalty and then assisted on his team’s second goal to help South Korea beat China 2-0 in Group C on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Son could be away for up to five of Tottenham’s matches in all competitions if South Korea reaches the Asian Cup final on Feb. 1.Kyrgyzstan beat the Philippines 3-1 to finish third in Group C, getting a hat trick from Vitalij Lux.Kyrgyzstan must wait for other results to find out if that’s enough for a place in the last 16.Later Wednesday, Iran and Iraq play in Group D, while Vietnam plays Yemen.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Hip joint replacement- series

first_imgNormal anatomyThe hip joint is made up of two major parts: the hip socket (a part of the pelvic bone called the acetabulum) and the beginning part of the thighbone (called the femur).IndicationsOsteoarthritis is the most common disease of the hip. It is caused by wear and tear on the joint. Cartilage is the firm, rubbery tissue that cushions your bones and joints. It allows bones to glide over one another. Cartilage can break down and wear away. As a result, the bones rub together, causing pain, swelling, and stiffness.The most common reason to have a hip joint replaced is relieve severe arthritis pain that limits what you can do. Hip joint replacement is usually done in people age 60 and older. This is because most artificial hips do not last more than 20 years. Also, younger people who have this surgery tend to place more strain on their new hip.Procedure, part 1Hip joint replacement is surgery to replace all or part of the hip joint with a man-made or artificial joint. The artificial joint is called a prosthesis. The artificial hip joint has 4 parts:A socket that replaces your old hip socket. The socket is usually made of metal.A liner that fits inside the socket. It is usually plastic, but some surgeons use ceramic and metal. The liner allows the hip to move smoothly.A metal or ceramic ball that will replace the round head (top) of your thighbone.A metal stem that is attached to the shaft of the bone.After you receive anesthesia, your surgeon will make an incision (cut) to open up your hip joint. Then your surgeon will:advertisementRemove the head of your thigh (femur) bone.Clean out your hip socket and remove the remaining cartilage and damaged or arthritic bone.Procedure, part 2Next, the surgeon will: Put the new hip socket in place and insert the metal stem into your thighbone Check your hips stability and place the correctly sized ball for the new joint Fix all the new parts in place, sometimes with a special cement Repair the muscles and tendons around the new joint Close the incisionA small drainage tube will be placed during surgery to help drain excess fluids from the joint area. A large dressing will cover to the hip area.AftercareThis surgery usually takes 1 – 3 hours. You will stay in the hospital for 3 – 5 days. Full recovery will take from 2 months to a year.Hip replacement surgery results are usually excellent. Most or all of the hip pain and stiffness should go away. Some people may have problems with infection, or even dislocation, of the new hip joint.Over time — sometimes as long as 20 years — the artificial hip joint will loosen. A second replacement may be needed.Younger, more active, people may wear out parts of their new hip. Their artificial hip may need to be replaced before it loosens. It is important to have scheduled follow-up visits with your surgeon every year to check the position of the implants.By the time you go home, you should be able to walk with a walker or crutches without needing much help. Use your crutches or walker for as long as you need them. Most people do not need them after 2 – 4 weeks.Keep moving and walking once you get home. Do not put weight on your side with the new hip until your doctor tells you it is okay. Start out with short periods of activity, and then gradually increase them. Your doctor or physical therapist will give you exercises to do at home.Over time, you should be able to return to your former level of activity. You will need to avoid some sports, such as downhill skiing or contact sports like football and soccer. But you should be able to do low impact activities, such as hiking, gardening, swimming, playing tennis, and golfing.Review Date:6/22/2012Reviewed By:A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, and David R. Eltz. Previously reviewed by C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery (9/22/2011).last_img read more

LBT loses Long Island third most votes

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 11, 2017 – Nassau – Former Free National Movement (FNM) leader in Parliament and Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner has lost her constituency following yesterday’s general election.   Butler-Turner ran as an independent candidate after a coup that saw Minnis removed as leader of the Opposition in the HOA.   In a message on her Facebook page after the announcement of results, Butler-Turner congratulated MP-Elect, FNM candidate Adrian Gibson who garnered 831 votes from nine polling divisions in the Long Island Constituency.   Butler-Turner received 193 votes while Progressive Liberal Party candidate Glendon Rolle received 489 votes.  It is not clear if this is the end of Butler-Turner’s political career. In her concession message she said, “I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course.” Butler-Turner also thanked those who voted for her and supported the campaign saying that it was an honour and privilege to serve as MP. #MagneticMediaNews#LorettaButlerTurner#LBTlosesLongIsland Related Items:#LBTlosesLongIsland, #LorettaButlerTurner, #magneticmedianews Loretta Butler-Turner leaving politics for goodlast_img read more