OCTA awards scholarship

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Christmas Tree Association (OCTA) has selected Chelsea Graham of Licking County as the recipient of their scholarship. Graham is a graduate of Licking Valley High School where she served as the Class President for three years, was a member of the Student Council, National Honor Society, Student Leadership Team and Senior Leader. She also participated in the school’s basketball program for two years and then served as a coach for the biddy league program. Graham also participated in the College Credit Plus Program while attending high school.Graham was also involved in the Valley Traditions 4-H Club, serving as the President for the past three years. Her 4-H projects ranged from the livestock area to the special interest area. As a member of the 4-H program, she was a member of the Food and Fashion Board and represented the county at the Ohio State Fair, where she won Outstanding of the Day and the Clock trophy award many times.In the fall of 2018, Graham will be attending Bradford College to obtain a degree as a Veterinarian Technician.last_img read more

Ohio Crop Progress: Wet Conditions Hindered Progress

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Rainfall continued to stall planting progress and kept producers out of the fields, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 1.5 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending May 12. Soils were saturated and some standing water was present in fields. Fields have been too wet for tillage equipment in some areas. Some corn and soybeans were planted but progress was still well behind last year and the five-year average. There was also a little progress in oat planting despite less than ideal planting conditions. Winter wheat condition remained guarded as wet soils have drowned out some wheat and prevented herbicide application in fields. There were some reports of producers applying fertilizer by airplane. Wet and cold weather was inhibiting field dry out and preventing fieldwork.Ohio Crop Progress coverage on Ohio Ag Net sponsored by Bane-Welker.Click here to read the full reportlast_img read more

Goa governor convenes day-long Assembly session

first_imgGoa governor Mridula Sinha has called for a day-long session of the Assembly on February 8 in a bid to avert a constitutional crisis, as the Assembly has not been in session for nearly six months.Earlier, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar had claimed that there was no need to convene a session of the outgoing Goa Assembly and had ruled out a constitutional crisis emerging out the ongoing electoral process. The State Assembly polls were held on February 4, and the counting of votes will be held on March 11.The Opposition had earlier demanded that the governor should either dissolve the House or convene a session of the Assembly. Activist Aires Rodrigues has approached the Bombay High Court in Goa regarding the issue.In a letter sent to Ms. Sinha earlier this month, Goa Congress president Luizinho Faleiro had urged her to summon a session of the Assembly by March 3, or dissolve the Assembly, as per the provisions of Article 174 of the Constitution. The letter read, “If the government of the day seeks to continue in office without having the seating within six months, then it will be wholly unconstitutional and the government will be an unconstitutional government.”last_img read more

Two coaches of Kalka Mail derail

first_imgTwo coaches of an empty rake of Kalka Mail derailed while entering Howrah station on Sunday morning, leading to disruption of train movement of the South Eastern Railway, an official said here.No one was injured due to the accident, in which the second and third coaches from the rear-end of the empty train derailed while entering a platform at Howrah, an Eastern Railway official said. The incident occurred at 1.47 a.m. and the derailed coaches were fixed by 6.25 a.m. Complete fitness points were obtained at 12.20 p.m., a South Eastern Railway spokesman said. Kalka Mail, which runs between Howrah and Kalka in Haryana, is operated by the Eastern Railway.31 EMUs cancelled As a result, 31 EMU local trains of SER were cancelled, while 10 others were either short-terminated or short-originated from Santragachi station, a spokesman said.last_img read more

Ranbir Kapoor’s look in Barfi! resembles Raj Kapoor’s iconic image in Joker

first_imgWhen Ranbir Kapoor plays a goofy deaf and mute boy in his upcoming film, Barfi!, the inspiration he draws from Raj Kapoor’s image will extend beyond sporting a moustache reminiscent of his grandfather.Among the many interesting details that Ranbir’s character has been given in the film is a life-size doll created of pillows that is the protagonist’s companion. Ranbir with a doll reminiscent of the one Raj Kapoor carried in Mera Naam Joker.The idea straightaway reminds one of the doll Raj Kapoor used to carry close to his heart in Mera Naam Joker. Although the two dolls are very different in look and shape, the idea seems to be the same.Barfi! director Anurag Basu has styled Ranbir’s image personally and doesn’t desist from admitting to the Raj impact. Anurag’s aim was to make Ranbir look simple, innocent and loveable. Watching Ranbir in the film will instantly remind the audience of Raj, especially in Mera Naam Joker, according to the director.”Murphy, Ranbir’s character in the film, is just like the characters Raj portrayed. The shades are similar to the lovable tramp that Rajji portrayed with ease. Raj had mesmerised the audience with his charm and simplicity. Ranbir is set to do something similar. In the film, people adore Murphy for what he is. He will leave a lasting impression on your mind and in your heart,” Anurag says.The doll apart, Ranbir’s pencil thin moustache and ill-fitting baggy trousers are also reminiscent of his granddad. Add to this the simpleton hat, umbrella and the happy go lucky smile.advertisementThe doll in Barfi! is actually a mannequin of sorts, made from pillows. It sports a scarf and in one scene is seen sitting on a sofa next to the hero.”Taking inspiration from his grandfather is something special for Ranbir,” a source says. Considering Ranbir is reportedly all set to revive the RK banner with a film directed by Shriram Raghavan, any similarity you spot with his grandfather would only make for wonderful publicity.Watch the trailer here:last_img read more

Mankad controversy hits Pakistan cricket, Salman Butt not impressed

first_imgA Mankad storm is brewing up in Pakistan cricket and it has threatened to sour the country’s prestigious domestic tournament, the Quiad-e-Azam Trophy.In a Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match between WAPDA and Peshawar, a Peshawar bowler ran-out non-striker Mohammad Irfan — who was casually wandering outside the crease at the time of the delivery. Taj Wali in the process won the match for his team form an almost improbable position as WAPDA needed just four runs to win from 78 overs with one wicket in hand however.Wali was just about to deliver the ball, when he saw Irfan outside the popping crease and following that, he just flicked the bails of and appealed. Following the law, the umpire had to give Irfan out once the bowler appealed and in the process Peshawar won the match.The on-field umpires — Ahmed Shahab and Faisal Afridi asked the fielding side about rethinking the appeal but they didn’t and Peshawar won by three runs.Talking about the incident later, WAPDA captain Salman Butt said that the game didn’t end in a proper way as sportsman spirit should have been the top priority.”What’s the point of this law when the winning team isn’t proud and ashamed instead?” Butt told ESPNcricinfo. “We had a great game, fully competitive throughout four days, which saw both teams’ fortunes fluctuate. And suddenly this Mankading spoiled it. Sportsman spirit should have been the top priority but the game didn’t end in a proper way. What’s the point of this law when the opponent team despite winning apologises to us?”advertisementHowever, according to the ICC playing regulations, also followed in Pakistan domestic cricket, the dismissal was clearly fair.This is what the MCC rule-book says:”The MCC (Law 42.15) states that “The bowler is permitted, before entering his delivery stride, to attempt to run out the non-striker. Whether the attempt is successful or not, the ball shall not count as one of the over. If the bowler fails in an attempt to run out the non-striker, the umpire shall call and signal Dead ball as soon as possible.”However, there is a slight difference from that in the ICC rule-book, where the rules were changed since 1st of October 2011The ICC rule and the difference:”The bowler is permitted, before releasing the ball and provided he has not completed his usual delivery swing, to attempt to run out the non-striker. Whether the attempt is successful or not, the ball shall not count as one of the over. If the bowler fails in an attempt to run out the non-striker, the umpire shall call and signal dead ball as soon possible.”last_img read more

Liverpool don’t need to buy in January – Hyypia

first_imgTransfers No need for Liverpool to buy in January, says Hyypia Manasi Pathak Last updated 1 year ago 19:12 12/9/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Philippe Coutinho Robert Firmino Mohamed Salah Liverpool Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Transfers Liverpool Liverpool v Everton Everton Premier League The former Reds defender is optimistic about the current squad and believes they are good enough to finish in the Premier League’s top four Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has no reason to dip into the transfer market in January because his side is already strong enough to achieve the club’s goals, according to Sami Hyypia.The Reds are fourth in the Premier League and have booked their place in the second round of the Champions League, having won seven and drawn two of their last games in all competitions.It represents a huge turnaround from their previous run of two victories from 10 and there have been little signs of the defensive issues which plagued them at the start of the season, as they have conceded just six times since late October. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player There has been talk that the Anfield club will look to make a few additions in the next transfer window, but Hyypia believes their impressive results prove that Klopp has a good squad at his disposal already.”At the moment, I think no department needs any improvement,” the Champions League winner with Liverpool told Goal at Standard Chartered’s LFC World event at Mumbai. “We are winning games and scoring goals and even keeping clean-sheets so everything is fine at the moment. Every year you want to be stronger and move forward.”This season winning the league will be very, very difficult because we are so much behind Manchester City and they seem to be getting their points every weekend. There are some teams in between as well who will come up the table if Manchester City drop points.”The minimum target of course would be to end up in the Premier League top four and play in the Champions League next year or even winning the Champions League.”Klopp LiverpoolKlopp LiverpoolAlthough Liverpool are likely to see some of their rivals invest further in January, Hyypia stressed that big signings can sometimes be disruptive and says they should instead look to improve the players they already have.”I think every season you want to be stronger and there are two ways to do it – either develop the players you have or buy someone. I haven’t talked to Jurgen Klopp recently so I don’t know what he has planned but it’s important to find players that suit the team.”For example: Mohammed Salah; Salah came in and he suited the team, he was the perfect player for the side and he’s doing well at the moment. So, it’s extremely important that the manager finds the right players he wants to sign.”It wouldn’t make any sense to buy somebody for €100 million and then find out he doesn’t suit the team or the style. Of course, I’m looking forward to the transfer season.”Klopp will take charge of it and I hope he takes the right decision when the time comes. I think he is a good manager to develop players and give the trust and responsibility to young players like (Trent) Alexander Arnold or Joe (Gomez) to come through. Whenever they are given more minutes on the field, they will develop and I think one day they can become the strength of the team. I’m waiting for that time to arrive.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

ESPN Honors Purdue Superfan Tyler Trent At College Football Awards Show

first_imgTyler Trent asks Purdue football fans to do the "Kinnick Wave" during game against Iowa.One of the best stories of the college football season had nothing to do with football at all. Purdue superfan Tyler Trent, who was diagnosed with cancer at a young age, became the best story of the season when ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi shared his story with the college football world.On Thursday night, ESPN honored Trent once again at the College Football Awards show. Trent took the stage in a wheelchair, pushed by Purdue quarterback David Blough and alongside ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi.The entire room, full of the best college football players and coaches, stood in ovation for Trent for a full minute before an interview on stage. At the end, Trent thanked Rinaldi with tears in his eyes.Here’s the incredible moment.A powerful moment as Tyler Trent is honored at the College Football Awards.Join him in the fight against cancer with a donation to @thevfoundation: https://t.co/FoWSH3C3dj pic.twitter.com/TXYeLoEqtW— ESPN (@espn) December 7, 2018During the brief interview, Trent revealed he was wearing the shoes worn by Craig Sager, given to him by Sager’s wife, Stacey.Moments like these show just how truly incredible sports can be.last_img read more