first_img× Members of the St. Dominic Academy Cross Country team traveled to Glen Spey, NY for Radix Running Camp the week of 20 August. They were photographed with 2016 US Olympian Robbie Andrews of Manalapan who won the NCAA title at 800 Meters while at the University of Virginia. Pictured clockwise from left are Suhayla Johnson, Nicolette Racz, Jessica Wisowaty, Andrews, Caroline O’Donnell, Milani Bethel, Kayla Sullivan, Megan Van Alstyne, Charlotte Hennessey, Andrea Tlacuilo, Maya Barnes and Isabel DiBari. SDA has attended running camp as a team annually since 1991.last_img read more

Men’s tennis readies for ITA Southwest Regional

first_imgLogan Smith photographed by Emily Smith | Daily TrojanThe Trojan men’s tennis team heads to Malibu, Calif., on Thursday, when Pepperdine hosts the ITA Southwest Regional Championships. The opening rounds of doubles and singles will take place throughout the day beginning at 9 a.m.The Men of Troy are expected to have a strong showing at this week’s tournament: Off the bat, the Trojans have more first-round byes than any other team in the singles main draw. Out of eight players sent to Malibu, five have a bye Thursday in the round of 128, including top-seeded junior Logan Smith, No. 3 junior Jack Jaede, No. 4 senior Thibault Forget, No. 12 junior Laurens Verboven and unseeded senior Jens Sweaney. Sophomore Mateusz Smolicki, redshirt sophomore Jake Devine and redshirt junior Tanner Smith round out the remaining Trojans who will compete in the opening round.Smolicki will get things started for the Trojans, facing off against Chase Masciorini of UC Santa Barbara at 10:45 a.m. Devine and Tanner Smith both play at 12:15 p.m., as Devine takes on Daniel DeLaTorre of SDSU and Smith faces Andrew Whitehouse of Cal Poly.On the doubles side, all three of the Trojans’ duos received opening-round byes, and they will immediately advance to the round of 32. Verboven and Smolicki come in with the No. 5 seed, Jaede and Tanner Smith received the No. 6 seed and Devine and Forget are unranked. All three matches in the round of 32 will begin at 9:45 a.m.In last year’s ITA Southwest Regional, Logan Smith reached the semifinal while Forget forged his way to a defeat in the title match. Smith and Forget also paired up to take on the doubles bracket in 2016 and made it to the quarterfinal. This year, the standings are a little shaken up, with Smith surpassing Forget (No. 96) in the national singles rankings at No. 54. Jaede is also up there with them at No. 82.Both the singles and doubles quarterfinals will be held on Saturday. The semifinal is set for Sunday, and the weekend’s action will conclude with both singles and doubles championships on Monday.last_img read more

NBA playoffs 2019: Bucks’ Nikola Mirotic expected to play Game 1 vs. Pistons

first_img Related News NBA playoffs 2019: 76ers fine Amir Johnson for looking at phone during Game 1 NBA playoffs 2019: Twitter reacts to 76ers looking at texts during loss to Nets Mirotic practiced both Friday and Saturday with no problems, and told reporters, “I should be ready to go.”Milwaukee acquired Mirotic from the Pelicans at the trade deadline to boost its perimeter game. Mirotic also has vast postseason experience.center_img The Bucks expect Nikola Mirotic to be available for Game 1 of their playoff series Sunday against the Pistons.The 6-10 forward has not played since March 19, when he suffered a broken left thumb. “This is going to be my fourth playoffs in five years,” Mirotic said. “The guys are ready, but the message from our coach is that there’s nothing different in the playoffs. We need to play our same basketball. Play hard. I think we should be fine. We are a very deep team and very hungry.”Mirotic is averaging 15.2 points and 7.4 rebounds this season, and shooting 36.5 percent from 3-point range.Milwaukee hosts Detroit at 7 p.m. ET Sunday.last_img read more

Building at 107 W. Lincoln has been deemed an ‘immediate hazard’ by the council

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Thank you for your input. +4 Vote up Vote down Bill · 210 weeks ago The name of the hospital in Wellington is Sumner Regional Medical Center. Yes, moral should be up the employees received at least a 3% raise. Report Reply 1 reply · active 209 weeks ago -4 Vote up Vote down iceman318 · 210 weeks ago Looks like our 2 local Vets had better get ready because the humane society site needs to be built and offer lower cost services than they charge. One is really outrageous, I know it cost to have a business but some things have to change for the better of the community. Report Reply 1 reply · active 209 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down LiveWell · 210 weeks ago Again, beating the dead horse. Why is the city giving our tax dollars to a non-profit organization when they own land that could be sold to fund what they are asking for???? WHY? Report Reply 6 replies · active 209 weeks ago +19 Vote up Vote down Phyllis Todd · 210 weeks ago Once again, I will point out that the Wellington Humane Society will NOT offer a low cost spay, neuter or vaccine clinic from our facility for public use. This is a false assumption. We do expect low cost for our own use in rehoming pets, but we are NOT looking to compete with the local veterinarians and their clients. As far as the idea that a non -profit would be competing with local businesses, it should be noted that the homeless pet problem is a CITY problem that , we the Humane Society as volunteers with our own personal money and time have taken care of as best we could for 18 years, without profit. Now we have through generous donations of individuals accumulated a million dollars to build a facility we can be proud of. It is time the city takes on a small portion of the responsibility via $25,000 a year for 3 years to help us hire a director to get this building up and running. It is a small request in return for the good we have and will continue to doing for this community. Where would the homeless and abused pets be without us? Report Reply 1 reply · active 209 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 209 weeks ago Does the city own the building on Lincoln? I thought I remember reading in a previous article that the owner lived on one of the upper levels? Report Reply 1 reply · active 209 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down Mick Jones · 209 weeks ago If the city can give the golf course a quarter of a million dollars for a sprinkler system so which only about 10 percent of the people in Wellington use, the city can come up with a few bucks for help taking care of a few unfortunate animals. Jesus people, grow a heart. Not helping abused animals is a sin in Gods eye’s. Report Reply 0 replies · active 209 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down boomer · 209 weeks ago Has red beards moved to a different location? Does anyone know if Spencer is still cutting hair somewhere else? Report Reply 0 replies · active 209 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Kaitli · 209 weeks ago So if the hospital has made money when will they start paying their bill to the city? Report Reply 0 replies · active 209 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council declared the building at 107 W. Lincoln an “immediate hazard” at its meeting Tuesday. The building that housed Redbeard’s Barber Shop on Washington and Lincoln Streets, has been roped off for a couple of weeks after the building’s owner got an engineers report that showed the building”  is in very bad condition.Building at 107 W. Lincoln.The city will hire a Wichita company to stabilize the building, using steel posts and plates. Wellington city building official Richard Jack estimated it could cost $3,000 to $5,000. The city is waiting to receive another engineer’s report that will give them more specific information.Mayor Shelley Hansel said she hopes the building can be saved.Jack said the building is an immediate hazard. He said it is not likely to fall down in the next day or two, but it could within a month’s time if stabilization measures are not taken. He said the entire building is not damaged. It is just the southeast corner, but that has damaged the structure enough to make the three-story building weak enough to fall down.The building could fall on itself, and crumble, and that would be a best case scenario, he said. It could also fall causing damage to nearby buildings, so they don’t want to just let it fall.Jack told the council he wants to keep the building from being destroyed, and added it would cost between $50,000 and $100,000 to demolish the building. Because of its size there is no company in Wellington, or Sumner County, that could handle the job.———Upcoming meetingsAugust 8. Work session on raw water issue.August 16, Regular meeting with budget hearing.August 22. Work session with the Humane Society.———Humane SocietyThe council had a fairly long discussion with Linda Stewart, who was representing the Wellington Humane Society. The organization is planning on building an animal shelter for the county, and it has the land and most of the money it needs. The city has pledged $25,000 for the 2017 year for the society to hire a director. That council could approve the release of the money when the Humane Society is ready to hire a director.Several questions had been raised though, and there is apparently concern among local veterinarians as to whether the shelter will create competition for their businesses. Currently, local vets take care of all the animals, and most agree a shelter is needed.It is possible the shelter could have an office where a veterinarian could rent and take care of animals. If the center ran a lot of low-cost spaying and neutering services, that would have an effect on local veterinarians.Council members had encouraged her and the veterinarians to talk more, and they have, and a work session has been scheduled to talk more about the issue.There is also whether the city should give money to a non-profit organization that would provide services that compete with local businesses.Stewart said” grocery stores don’t complain when the food bank gives away food, and she” didn’t see a difference in that and the humane society’s situation. It was pointed out the city doesn’t directly support the food bank. Council members expressed support for the humane society.———Hospital ReportSouth Central Regional Medical Center board member Terry Deschaine gave an update on the hospital and his report was positive.“I feel real good about morale at the hospital and in the community. It was not that way a year ago,” he said.He said through the end of June the hospital has shown a net profit of $228,000. By comparison, in the first six months of 2015, the hospital lost $1.6″  million and there were fears the hospital might have to close.He said the hospital still struggles to have cash on hand, but it is getting better. A big issue has been billing and that has been resolved to some degree.“The hole is not getting deeper, like it was a year ago,” he said. “œI think we are going in the right direction.”He said the hospital has been having trouble getting nurses, and that is a problem for rural hospitals in the area.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Intercity Transit Operates Regular Schedules on Veterans Day

first_imgFacebook6Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Intercity TransitIntercity Transit operates on regular schedules on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, 2018. Customer Service, located in the Olympia Transit Center, will be open regular weekend hours, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on the holiday.All route and schedule information is on the Intercity Transit website.As the holiday season approaches, please keep in mind that Intercity Transit will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. More information will be provided about these closures as they get closer.For information about Intercity Transit services, visit or call 360-786-1881.last_img read more

Help for farmers in overgrazed areas

first_img16 September 2013 The government has unveiled an Animal and Veld Management Programme to provide support for farmers working in parts of South Africa that have historically suffered from overgrazing. The programme, launched by Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti in Msinga village in KwaZulu-Natal last week, will also help with soil rehabilitation, spatial decongestion and re-greening of the environment. It is one of a number of initiatives aimed at reversing the legacy of the 1913 Natives’ Land Act, which led to the congestion of the majority of black people into 13% of the land, resulting in overcrowding and overgrazing in communal areas. Farmers in communal areas who have shown potential will be given the opportunity of moving into state-owned farms to grow their skills and expand their operations. Speaking on behalf of the Gunjana livestock farmers during the launch, Mkakeni Mchunu from Msinga village welcomed the introduction of the programme in their village. “We have livestock but not enough grazing land,” Mchunu said. “We appreciate not only the opportunity to access more land, but also the training and skills development in order to enhance our farming operations.” The Animal and Veld Management Programme will reach the country’s 24 poorest district municipality areas. Msinga has been identified as one of the areas that has been most affected by soil erosion. Twenty-seven young people from Msinga have received training in disaster management and have been deployed to help rehabilitate the 42.5 hectares of land where community members keep their livestock. Source: read more

Aircraft technology: SA delivers

first_img3 October 2013European aircraft manufacturer Airbus delivered the first of a batch of 50 A400M military transport planes – complete with critical components manufactured in South Africa, by South Africans – to the French Air Force on Monday.Engineers, artisans and technicians at South African company Denel Aerostructures took time off work to watch the handover celebrations – attended by Crown Prince Felipe of Spain and French Defence Minister Jean Yves le Drian – via live video linkup with Airbus Military’s facility in Seville, Spain.The giant airlifter, the first of 50 ordered by France and one of a total of 174 on order, will be based at France’s Orleans Bricy Air Base, where it will be initially used for training before being deployed on military and humanitarian missions.South Africa is one of seven countries working on the A400M programme. Denel Aerostructures, the only tier 1 supplier of manufactured parts to the A400M outside of Europe, is responsible for the design, engineering and fabrication of the aircraft’s wing-to-fuselage fairing and fuselage top-shells.South African company Aerosud manufactures the A400M’s cockpit lining, cabin lining and the wing-tip, while Cape Town-based Cobham South Africa supplies the aircraft’s satellite communications antennae and underlying systems.According to Denel, the A400M’s wing-to-fuselage fairing, which functions as a protective, aerodynamic shroud over sensitive equipment located in the centre wing part of the A400M, is the largest single aerostructure component yet produced in South Africa.At the Paris Airshow in France in June, Airbus Military placed a third multi-million rand contract with Denel, for the manufacturing of the “ribs, spars and swords” making up the inside structure of the A400M’s distinctive tail section.Denel chairman Zoli Kunene said the R200-million (€15.1-million) work package, contracted to run over the entire life of the A400M programme, “demonstrates Airbus Military’s confidence in Denel and South Africa’s design and manufacturing capabilities, coupled with our ability to deliver on time and within budgets”.Denel describes the A400M as “the most cost-efficient and versatile airlifter ever conceived and absolutely unique in its capabilities”.With a cargo hold designed to carry the outsize equipment needed for both military and humanitarian disaster relief missions, a range of over 3 300 kilometres, and the ability to land on unprepared terrain, the airlifter has been “designed to meet the needs of the world’s armed forces in the 21st century”, the company says.It is also “ideally suited to the typical African peace-support missions which continue to be undertaken by South Africa in support of African Union and United Nations mandates on the continent”.SAinfo reporter and read more

Feeding winter hay on pasture fields

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As we approach winter I have a question for you. Where do you feed your livestock?When the grass runs out do you bring them to a barn or facility to feed them? Do you leave them out on pasture and bring the feed to them?The reason for my questions is that experienced graziers spend the fall planning their winter feeding programs — planning to the point of not only what they will feed but also where they will feed the animals.I do not know the exact percentage, but it should be safe to say that many forage based livestock producers use round bales of hay as their primary stored winter feed. Hay is stored in some central location and then moved to the field for feeding. Quite a few of these producers feed round bales in rings out in the pasture field. Depending on the number of animals to be fed, producers will move bales out to these rings two or three at a time. This requires starting a tractor and moving bales throughout winter and in less than ideal conditions.Some graziers are using the dry days in fall to place bales where they will do the most good. They are placing bales in protected areas for nasty weather, areas with access to water and even in areas that they want to improve.I first saw this system demonstrated by the Missouri Forage Systems Research Center and have seen it adapted for many different farms in Ohio. The placement of the bales will depend on each farm, but basically consists of bales set out in fields about 20 to 25 feet apart in rows. The spacing is to allow enough space between bales for livestock to eat. You can use more or less rows depending on the amount of livestock you have and the field you are using.After you set the bales, a temporary electric fence can be used to exclude the stock for the remainder of the grazing season. When hay feeding begins, the appropriate number of bales is exposed with ring feeders over them and the livestock are allowed access. The number of bales fed depends on the number of animals. Hay should be consumed in two to three days. If it takes longer than that then hay waste will increase significantly.Any type of fencing may be used to protect the bales from the livestock during the season. Poly-tape and step-in posts seem to be the fence of choice. This fence can be moved very quickly and is highly visible to the livestock, thus making it very effective. One major consideration in winter is the use of step-in post in frozen ground. A post with a small diameter spike and a broad foot piece will work best in frozen ground with heavy boots.During winter you could carry a cordless drill to help plant posts. Concrete post anchors, using 5-gallon buckets as forms, will also work. A piece of 3/16 diameter tube set in the center makes a hole for the step-in post.The labor required for feeding bales this way is not necessarily less than conventional feeding systems. You still have to move the bales. You just get to spend less time doing it in winter.Some producers have used this system to improve run down fields. By placing bales for winter feeding they import nutrients and organic matter in the form of manure and wasted hay to areas that need it. Usually they also import seed from the hay.Are there areas of your pastures that could use extra manure? Can you get to them in winter with a tractor? Would placing bales during dry days in fall make your winter easier?last_img read more

Three Elements Missing from The Only Sales Guide

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now One of the constraints you must deal with when you write a book is the word limit. Most business books are around 60,000 words. This is in large part about the costs of publishing and profitably selling the book, but there is also good reason to prune the writing, something that always improves the writing.When I wrote The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need, I started with 21 elements, losing 3 of them in the editing process. The 3 elements that are missing belonged in the book then, and they are still relevant now.The first thing to get cut was Empathy and Emotional Intelligence. The empathy part made it a natural fit for integration into Caring (Chapter 3), and so it was weaved into that section. The emotional intelligence was removed completely, even though it is an attribute that can be developed. One who is able to recognize another person’s emotions, as well as their own, is more effective in sales (and most everything else where human being are concerned).The next thing to be cut was Differentiation. That chapter was written as the closing chapter and had very little to do with the original chapter, where the skill was identified as being able to differentiate yourself and your offering from your competitors. The concluding chapter of TOSG is one of my favorites, but it didn’t do the work of providing guidance on creating the outcome necessary in modern B2B sales.There was a chapter that I wrote separately from the rest of the chapters. It was different from the rest, and in some ways more important. It was the mindset attribute of Passion. The idea there was one part being hyped on what you are doing, and one part giving yourself over to your work. If people were half as passionate about their company and their product as they are the sports teams they follow, they’d do a heck of a lot better work and have greater success.There may be a companion document for TOSG in the future to remedy these elements begin left out.last_img read more