Colombia confirms that dreaded fungus has hit its banana plantations

first_imgBanana plantations in Colombia, such as this one, are facing risks from a deadly fungus. Colombia is the fourth largest exporter of bananas in Latin America, with sales of $866.2 million in 2018. Only coffee and flowers are more valuable agricultural exports for the nation. Banana plantations cover roughly 50,000 hectares of land, whereas farms growing less valuable plantains, mostly for the domestic market, cover an additional 400,000 hectares. Colombia has declared a national state of emergency following confirmation that a dread fungus has appeared in the country’s banana plantations. The 8 August declaration marks the first time that Fusarium wilt tropical race 4 (TR4), which has devastated crops in Asia, has been confirmed in Latin America, the world’s largest exporter of bananas. Signs of the fungus were first spotted in June in northern Colombia, putting the region on high alert.The Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) in Bogotá has now announced plans to expand biosecurity efforts, after eradicating plants on nearly 170 hectares of quarantined farmland. ICA plans to increase sanitary control measures at all ports, airports, and border points, although the disease has so far been reported only in the La Guajira region of the country. Government officials are considering providing funding to small and medium-size banana exporters to help them implement better biosecurity measures, such as disinfecting machinery, shipping containers, and footwear in quarantined areas. The government will continue to monitor the situation through a combination of surveillance flights and on-the-ground inspections. And on 5 August, agricultural ministers from across Latin America met in Quito to discuss plans to prevent further outbreaks.TR4, for which there is no treatment, kills plants by disrupting their vascular systems, and it can persist in soil for decades. Experts at Wageningen University and the biotech company KeyGene, both in the Netherlands, used genome sequencing and molecular diagnostics to confirm the TR4 diagnosis in infected plant samples from Colombia. 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Twitter reacts to the controversial DRAW between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder

first_imgHe was robbed. But what an astonishing comeback fight by ⁦@Tyson_Fury⁩. We all thought he was done as he lay on the canvas in the 12th. But somehow he got back up. The Gipsy King is the real life Rocky Balboa: a warrior with incredible guts & a massive heart. 👊👍 pic.twitter.com/B9HLuR9Jii— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 2, 2018 Tyson Fury’s instant zombie-like revival to that knockdown in the 12th will be one of Boxing’s most iconic moments in years to come, absolute chills, what a comeback from the big man, he’s been proving everyone wrong his whole life, that’s a true champion in my eyes.— Al Foran (@ImpressionistAL) December 2, 2018 I could get all annoyed about the scoring but I’m accustomed to this crap. I made my point. Fury defused him, survived the bombs and won the fight @Tyson_Fury @BronzeBomber #wilderfury #boxing— Tom Gray (@Tom_Gray_Boxing) December 2, 2018 Getting up from that knockdown, coming back to taunt Wilder and then back him up, tells you everything you need to know about @Tyson_Fury!WHAT A FIGHT!!! 👏 There is definitely unfinished business… #WilderFury pic.twitter.com/aBoBuHJdrx— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) December 2, 2018 Man that was the funniest/craziest fight I’ve ever seen in my life. What the H-E-🏒🏒 just happened?!?!?!— LeBron James (@KingJames) December 2, 2018 This #WilderFury judging takes me back to my first fight with @holyfield Just goes to show how hard it is for a Brit to come to America and take someone’s belt even tho that’s what we clearly saw. Big up to @Tyson_Fury who never ceases to amaze me. Hold ur head high! 👊🏾💥— Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis) December 2, 2018 Tyson Fury is the no.1 heavyweight in the world. I do not give a fuck what anyone says.— The Superfly Boxing Podcast (@PulgasBoxeo) December 2, 2018 AdvertisementLineal Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and current WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder battled to a majority draw at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.In a classic battle of the two big heavyweights, many scored the fight for Tyson Fury even though he got knocked down twice in round nine and twelve.  The judges gave Wilder the nod 115-111 on one card, Fury 114-110 on another and the third scoring the fight 113-113.There most definitely going to be a rematch either in the United States or the United Kingdom, as Fury had previously expressed interest in fighting Wilder at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester.Twitter went bonkers on the official decision and argued that Tyson Fury was the better man in the fight and should have emerged victorious.ROBBERY!!!— Eddie Chambers (@champfasteddie) December 2, 2018 Tyson Fury clearly outboxed Wilder for 10 of 12 rounds, but what upsets me most isn’t that Fury proved, in terms of skill, that he is the world’s best heavyweight. It’s that Fury survived what should have been one of the most brutal knockouts of the last decade to claim that win.— The Naked Gambler (@NakedGambling) December 2, 2018 What a man Tyson Fury is! 😂🙌🏽 got knocked tonight big time… The Gypsy King is back! 💪🏽— James DeGale (@jamesdegale1) December 2, 2018 Even though I’ve made money on the draw, I don’t believe it was. Wilder has two 10-8 rounds and at the most two 10-9 rounds so he scored 112 points Therefore, Fury scored 114 and in my eyes, WON the fight #WilderFury @Tyson_Fury— Adam Catterall (@AdamCatterall) December 2, 2018 If you were lucky enough to listen to @joerogan podcast with @Tyson_Fury and witnessed him get off the ground in that 12th round. That spoken absolute volumes to me. He’s been in a lower place than that canvas. Shivers when he got up 🙌 #WilderVsFury— Rory’s Stories (@RorysStories) December 2, 2018 Massive respect to @Tyson_Fury he’s a champ, a phenomenal comeback I’ve never shouted so much at a tv, be proud you’ve brought so much excitement to British boxing tonight congratulations your a winner in my eyes & the rest of the UK Draw my arse! pic.twitter.com/NJjufCYcEP— Frank Bruno MBE (@frankbrunoboxer) December 2, 2018 @Tyson_Fury not over beat drink and drugs be city and mental health issues he also beat @deontaywilder #TheRealChamp https://t.co/2mVTRui0cz— Master Knowledge (@Spencer_Fearon) December 2, 2018 Advertisement RUN. IT. BACK.Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s fight results in a draw. pic.twitter.com/ra7ysj30wo— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 2, 2018 Great night for the heavyweight division, great night for boxing, and two MEN who have every reason to be proud. So grateful to work with the @BronzeBomber, a great champion. Hail @Tyson_Fury, the Gypsy King. #Boxing won tonight.— Lou DiBella (@loudibella) December 2, 2018 If you don’t respect @Tyson_Fury after that, if you don’t rate the man’s skills, if you don’t admire his fighting guts, then you’ve never competed in a combat sport in your entire life, and you don’t have a clue what you’re watching! @BenDavison_ #wilderfury #boxing— Tom Gray (@Tom_Gray_Boxing) December 2, 2018 Great Heavyweight Championship Fight! I thought @Tyson_Fury won and still Lineal Champion, judges somehow gave edge to the Champion. Respect to both guys, Wilder almost pulled off the KO in 12th round. #WilderFury— Tom Loeffler (@TomLoeffler1) December 2, 2018 I’ve never seen a man die and come back to life all in 10 seconds until I saw what Tyson Fury did tonight.— Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) December 2, 2018Also Read-Boxing: Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder CLASH at New York Press conference (VIDEO) All bookies should pay out on a tyson fury win. Please retweet 🙂— Gamal Yafai (@Gamal_yafai) December 2, 2018 Thank you Paulie Malignaggi . Someone has the guts to tell the truth ! pic.twitter.com/WtDOBq4pBd— Eddie Brown (@EBBronx) December 2, 2018 As a sportsman what @Tyson_Fury has done tonight must be respected. What he has been through in his personal life, to put in a performance like that. 🙌🏽 #AJvFury— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) December 2, 2018 All im going to say is.TYSON FURY 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼— Liam Smith (@LiamBeefySmith) December 2, 2018 Tyson Fury got up after this… 😳 pic.twitter.com/QD4TFT5bbL— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 2, 2018last_img read more

Real Salt Lake to launch NWSL franchise

first_imgNWSL Real Salt Lake to launch NWSL franchise in 2018 Thomas Floyd @thomasfloyd10 Last updated 1 year ago 02:31 11/17/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Dell Loy Hansen Real Salt Lake Chris Nicoll NWSL Real Salt Lake Kansas City MLS A new franchise will play at Rio Tinto Stadium in Utah, with FC Kansas City set to cease operations Real Salt Lake will field a team in the NWSL for the 2018 season, the women’s league announced Thursday.Although the NWSL is labeling the franchise as a “newly launched club,” the team is set to take the place of FC Kansas City in the league’s 10-team setup. The Kansas City Star reported Wednesday that FCKC is ceasing operations, and coach Vlatko Andonovski has already departed the club to take the same post with the Seattle Reign.RSL’s new franchise will play its home games at the MLS side’s venue, Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. 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 The official team name, the coaching staff and the process through which the roster is formed are set to be confirmed in the “coming days and weeks,” with RSL owner Dell Loy Hansen revealing he was only approached with the opportunity 15 days before Thursday’s announcement.”During our discussions in this process, Real Salt Lake has demonstrated their unquestionable desire and commitment to bring the highest level of professional women’s soccer to all fans of the game in Salt Lake City and Utah,” NWSL managing director of operations Amanda Duffy said in a news release. “Real Salt Lake will immediately be able to hit the ground running on the business side as well as provide the players with a top-notch training ground and one of the best game venues in the country.”The NWSL’s fifth season concluded last month, with the Portland Thorns topping the NC Courage in the league title game.last_img read more

Derby’s Richard Keogh injured for rest of season after ‘alcohol-related’ car crash

first_imgShare on Pinterest Derby County have confirmed their captain, Richard Keogh, is out until the end of the season because of a serious knee injury sustained in what the club described as an “alcohol-related incident”. Share on WhatsApp The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. The former Netherlands international, who was not at the meal, said he had briefly spoken to Keogh at the training ground on Thursday. “I think he feels responsible, yeah. The more senior players always have to step up and take responsibility and it’s now had a huge effect on him.”Cocu explained the team dinner took place “for some bonding” after a plan to play foot golf was abandoned in favour of bowling because of the weather. Twitter Pinterest Bennett and Lawrence were arrested and charged with drink-driving, police said, after a collision on the A6 at Allestree, Derby, shortly before midnight on Tuesday involving a Range Rover and Mercedes. They are due to appear at Southern Derbyshire magistrates court on 15 October.Derby issued a strong statement condemning what happened. “A small group, including the team captain Richard Keogh, continued drinking into the night,” it said. “They should have known when to stop and also ignored the opportunity to be driven home using cars laid on by the club, and chose to stay out. Topics Read more Share on Messenger Share via Email Share on Facebook Read more news “The players involved will be subject to a rigorous internal investigation under the club’s code of conduct and disciplinary procedures … Those involved know they will pay a heavy price for their actions, but also that we will support them with their rehabilitation back into the squad and team.”Derby, who reached last season’s play-off final, sit 18th in the Championship with one win from eight fixtures.Keogh has made more than 350 appearances for the club since joining from Coventry in 2012 and has 26 Republic of Ireland caps. He will almost certainly miss Euro 2020 should Mick McCarthy’s side qualify. Reuse this content The injury is believed to have been suffered in a car accident that led to two other Derby players, Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett, being charged with drink-driving. The club said “a small group” including Keogh had “continued drinking into the night” after a team dinner.Derby’s manager, Phillip Cocu, described Keogh as “extremely down” and said the 33-year-old “feels responsible” for the incident. “Most of the players left around 8pm and a small group stayed and continued at the bar,” Cocu said. “Due to an alcohol-related incident we’ve lost our captain for the rest of the season, so in the end it was bad news for the whole team.”Cocu, asked whether Keogh’s injury could be career-threatening, reiterated it was “a very serious injury”. Share on LinkedIn Phillip Cocu was unimpressed at a Derby press conference on Thursday. Photograph: SNTV Facebook Football League rejects proposal to readmit Bury into League Two Share on Twitter Bristol City’s Taylor Moore: ‘I tore my hamstring trying to catch Mbappé’ Derby Countylast_img read more

Caslick Keen To Learn From The Best

first_imgAnd later this week she will run out in the green and gold uniform of the Australian Women’s Open team when they battle it out against New Zealand in the 2012 Trans Tasman Test Series in Mudgee, New South Wales. The Brisbane school student, who turned 17 last month, becomes one of the youngest players to ever represent Australia at an Open’s level, while teammate Ashleigh Quinlan, who turned 17 late last year, also joins her in the team. While Caslick didn’t expect to be making the team so early in her career, she is looking forward to making her mark on the series when it starts on Thursday. “I was sort of a bit shocked but yeah I’m really excited, I can’t wait,” Caslick said. Caslick started playing Touch Football as an 11-year-old, and it didn’t take long for her to impress on the field, making her first Queensland team that year. While it’s been a big 12 months for the 17-year-old, which included helping her side, the Brisbane City Cobras win the 2012 National Touch League Women’s Open title, she is keen to use this week’s experience to learn as much as she can from some of her Touch Football idols, and she says she has already learnt plenty along the way.   “I’d already played with Woodsy (Kelly Woods) and Chez (Emilee Cherry) before but playing with Peta (Rogerson) and Louise Winchester and KJ (Kristy Judd), they just taught me so much and they were so encouraging, just learning from all of them, they all have little things that help so much.”“I think I’m just going to learn so much from the older girls and that’s what I’m looking forward to the most, I think it will be fun in general,” she said. Caslick credits Australian Women’s Open coach, Peter Bell as one of the biggest influences on her Touch Football career to date and says that having him as her coach at the highest level is making her feel more comfortable in the lead up to the series. Representing Australia at the Open’s level at such a young age doesn’t seem to faze Caslick, who after representing the Australian 18’s Girls team last year made it her next goal to make the Women’s Open team. “I haven’t really thought about how young I actually am, I’m honoured to have had so much help… everyone has helped me so much.”Stay tuned to the website to meet the team’s other 17-year-old, Ashleigh Quinlan, in the coming days. There are plenty of ways to keep in touch with the 2012 Trans Tasman Series, which will be held at Mudgee’s Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex from Thursday, 26 April to Saturday, 28 April 2012, including in the following ways:Websites:www.austouch.com.auwww.transtasman.mytouchfooty.com Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #transtasman2012 in your tweets)YouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballauslast_img read more

10 months agoThomas Partey insists he’s committed to Atletico Madrid

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Thomas Partey insists he’s committed to Atletico Madridby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey insists he’s committed to the club.While Thomas started the match against Espanyol last week, he has often been left out of Diego Simeone’s starting line-up for the biggest matches.”Sometimes I feel unhappy at Atletico,” he said after the game.”To be happy you have to play in important games and feel stronger, more confident.The Ghanaian wanted to clarify his statements and went to social media in order to do so.”On Saturday after the match I made some statements that were not understood well,” he wrote.”I want to explain myself better.”Atletico is the club where I want to be and I would like to keep growing as a player, for the club and for the fans.”And it’s true that I feel like I can be even more important and that’s why I work hard every day.”I do not want to be content and that is good [as I look to become] the best player that I can be.”Merry Christmas and Aupa Atleti!” last_img read more

India favourites to win the World Cup 2019: Mohammad Azharuddin

first_imgIndia favourites to win the World Cup 2019: Mohammad AzharuddinMohammad Azharuddin feels Virat Kohli’s Team India are favourite going into the 2019 ICC World Cup, adding that he would be disappointed if they don’t.advertisement Press Trust of India HyderabadMay 14, 2019UPDATED: May 14, 2019 15:00 IST India have a very good team to win the 2019 ICC World Cup feels Mohammad Azharuddin (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMohammad Azharuddin picked India as favourite to win the 2019 ICC World CupAzharuddin said India have a good bowling attack to do well in English conditionsIndia play South Africa in the first game on June 5 at SouthamptonFormer skipper Mohammad Azharuddin described India as the favourites to lift the ODI World Cup, saying the team has very good bowlers who can win the quadrennial event, which gets underway in England on May 30.”We have a very good chance. We have a very good team. We have very good bowlers. A lot of people are saying if the wickets are favouring the bowlers, we will find it difficult. But even our bowlers can also get the opposition out. We have got world-class bowlers,” Azharuddin, who scored 6215 runs in 99 Tests and 9378 runs in 334 ODIs, said.”We have a very good team. I will be very disappointed if they don’t win,” he told PTI here.India’s fast bowling unit is led by Jasprit Bumrah, one of the world’s top bowlers in the ODI format also includes the likes of Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya.Asked if he thought India were the favourites to win the Cup, he replied in the affirmative.”I think so. India, I think (India) are number one, second England, third Australia. Because, in cricket, you never know. Anything can happen. The team who plays well on a particular day always wins. There are going to be upsets also, but hopefully not with our team,” said Azharuddin.India will begin their campaign at the World Cup with a clash against South Africa on June 5 at Southampton.Also Read | Virat Kohli’s childhood coach says Pakistan stand no chance against India in World CupFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Mohammad AzharuddinFollow IndiaFollow Team IndiaFollow 2019 ICC World Cuplast_img read more

With MCC in place Tourism dept decides to axe etenders

first_imgKolkata: The state Tourism department has cancelled three e-tenders that were floated with an objective to boost the tourism sector in the state.The tenders were floated a few days before the announcement of Lok Sabha election dates and with the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) coming into effect, the department cancelled the tenders soon after the election dates were announced. “The Prinicipal Secretary of our department (Atri Bhattacharya) does not want any complexities that may arise with the MCC coming into effect. So, he instructed us to cancel all the three e-tenders,” a senior official of the state Tourism department said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAccording to the official, the three e-tenders that have been cancelled were for the selection of market research consultant to have a comprehensive mapping of the tourism sector, public relation and event management firm for a comprehensive publicity and promotion plan and engagement of engineering and technical consultant for developing a detailed financing model to work out cash flow statement, statement of profit and loss and balance-sheet. “After the election results are announced we plan to speed up the whole process,” the official said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayElaborating on the work of the public relation and event management firm the official said that it will be analysing market data and advice on media and communications options and also build a positive identity to assist in creating a uniform brand identity for Bengal Tourism that will resonate with the target groups both in India and abroad. The market research consultant will conduct a comprehensive study to map the movements of the tourists once they have entered the state, their average number of days of stay, average expenditure incurred and purpose of visit of each tourist during their stay in the state. The consultant will further provide feedback regarding specific preference of the tourists in terms of destination, cuisine, merchandise, grade of stay, transportation, specific feedback to overcome shortcomings in the tourism and hospitality sector in Bengal, specific observations and suggestions for domestic and international tourists to enter the state and to travel within the state in terms of transport and information. The job of the engineering and technical consultant will be social impact assessment due to the implementation of the project, especially the persons affected due to the project and requiring resettlement and rehabilitation. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wants the state to be number one in the country when it comes to the inflow of both domestic and foreign tourists.last_img read more

Celebrate Bengali New Year with Spencers

first_imgTo welcome Bengali 1426 and celebrate Poila Baisakh, Spencer’s announced its nine-day Matsyo Mahotsov at 15 Kolkata outlets on April 12, at the Quest Mall. Major attractions at the event were 27 kg Bhetki from Digha (West Bengal) and Katla (20 kg) from Nagarjun Sagar Reservoir (Telengana). Special arrangements were made to transport the big fish by refrigerated vans. The Bhetki (27 kg) arrived on the day after covering a 250 km journey in six hours. The Katla (20 kg) from Nagarjun Sagar covered 1500 kms distance in 30 hours. More than a hundred varieties of fish, the largest-ever in recent memory, will be available for Kolkata citizens from April 13-21 at 15 Spencer’s outlets everyday, between 9:30 am and 10 pm. The price begins at Rs 49 per kg (Mourala).last_img read more

UN human rights expert on racism to visit Switzerland next week

The independent expert on contemporary racism for the United Nations Commission on Human Rights will visit to Switzerland next week investigate allegations of racial discrimination and xenophobia and the measures put in place to combat them, the Commission said today.These unpaid experts, or Special Rapporteurs, who serve in a personal capacity, receive their mandate from the Commission and report back to it. This will be the first time a special procedures mandate holder will visit Switzerland, the Commission said.Doudou Diène, the Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, will go to three linguistic regions of Switzerland, visiting the cities of Bellinzona, Bern, Basel and Neuchâtel. He is scheduled to meet with representatives of the Swiss Federal Government, as well as cantonal authorities, representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), associations and communities, as well as other civil society institutions. The expert will submit an interim report during the next session of the Commission on Human Rights in March.Mr. Diène, a former Director of the Department of Intercultural Dialogue and Pluralism for a Culture of Peace at the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is a strong promoter of understanding among cultures. He is the second expert to be appointed by the Commission on Human Rights to the anti-racism position since the mandate was established in 1993. He received his appointment in April 2002 and the Commission on Human Rights renewed it last April for another three years. read more

Hondas third quarter profit doubles yearonyear due to strong global sales weak

Honda’s third quarter profit doubles year-on-year due to strong global sales, weak yen by Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press Posted Jan 30, 2014 11:37 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TOKYO – Honda’s quarterly profit doubled from a year earlier as sales got a big perk from a weak yen.Honda Motor Co. reported on Friday a 160.7 billion yen ($1.58 billion) net profit for the October-December fiscal third quarter, up from 77.4 billion yen the year before.The maker of the Fit subcompact, Odyssey minivan and Asimo humanoid, posted a 25 per cent jump in quarterly sales to 3.02 trillion yen ($29.6 billion).A favourable exchange rate helped Honda’s fortunes. The dollar has been trading above 100 yen compared with about 80 yen a year earlier. A weak yen helps lift the value of Japanese exporters’ overseas revenue.About 425 billion yen ($4.2 billion) of Honda’s sales and other operating revenue was due just to a favourable currency for the quarter.Honda stuck to its previous forecast for a 580 billion yen ($5.7 billion) profit for the fiscal year through March 31, 2014, up 58 per cent from the previous fiscal year, on 12.1 trillion yen ($118.6 billion) sales, up nearly 23 per cent.Tokyo-based Honda, like other Japanese automakers, has bounced back from troubled years, such as the 2011 tsunami and earthquake in northeastern Japan that devastated parts suppliers and disrupted production.Honda was also hurt by flooding in Thailand in late 2012. Anti-Japanese sentiment that flared up in China eroded sales in that key growth market last year.Honda said its results were helped by cost cuts and the launch of new models, in addition to the help it got from a weak yen. It sales grew in North America, Japan and the rest of Asia.During the quarter, Honda sold 1.08 million vehicles around the world, up nearly 10 per cent from a year earlier. It also reported an 11 per cent jump in motorcycle sales.It expects to sell nearly 4.39 million vehicles for the fiscal year through March 2014, up 9 per cent from 4.01 million in the previous year. Although upbeat, that’s lower than its earlier forecast of 4.43 million vehicles, as it expects fewer sales in North America, Asia and Europe.For the nine months through December 2013, Honda’s net profit gained nearly 39 per cent to 403.5 billion yen ($4 billion). Nine-month sales soared 23 per cent to 8.75 trillion yen ($86 billion).Toyota Motor Corp., the world’s top automaker, reports earnings Tuesday, while Nissan Motor Co. reports Feb. 10.___Follow Yuri Kageyama on Twitter at twitter.com/yurikageyama read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 18, 2015 2:59 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 18, 2015 at 3:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (13,646.90, down 140.26 points):Perseus Mining Ltd. (TSX:PRU). Miner. Down four cents, or 12.31 per cent, to 28.5 cents on 28.6 million shares.Romarco Minerals Inc. (TSX:R). Miner. Down three cents, or 5.45 per cent, to 52 cents on 24.1 million shares.Timmins Gold Corp. (TSX:TMM). Down three cents, or 10 per cent, to 27 cents on 22.2 million shares.TransAlta Corp. (TSX:TA). Utilities. Down 15 cents, or 2.39 per cent, to $6.12 on 18.6 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down three cents, or 1.69 per cent, to $1.74 on 17.7 million shares.Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Up one cent, or 0.44 per cent, to $2.26 on 15.9 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Molson Coors Canada Inc. (TSX:TPX.B). Beverages. Up $1.84, or 1.69 per cent, to $111 on 1,668 shares. Molson Coors’ shares closed at an all-time high Friday on increased investor hope that the brewer will gain control of MillerCoors, its joint venture with SABMiller in the United States. The Montreal and Denver-based brewer’s (NYSE:TAP) shares closed at US$84.38, up 2.15 per cent in trading on the New York Stock Exchange after hitting US$84.52 earlier in the session. read more

With F35 squads set for Eielson thousands of people may come up

first_imgThe economic benefits that will come with two squadrons of F-35s scheduled to be based at Eielson beginning in 2021 are now expected to draw more than 5,000 people to the area, a consultant said Monday. (DVIDS/U.S. Air Force)More than 5,000 people may come to the Fairbanks area over the next four years as part of the move to base two squadrons of F-35 fighters at Eielson Air Force Base. The latest estimate announced Monday is well above the previous estimate of 3,500. The bigger population increase is expected to place a greater burden on local services.Listen nowThe new population-growth projections were announced at a meeting Monday in Salcha by consultants hired by the Fairbanks North Star Borough to study how the area can accommodate Eielson’s expansion. Shelly Wade is a member of the Arcadis project team that’s conducting the study. She says the higher projections include 400 or so additional personnel the Air Force will likely bring to Eielson, along with their family members.“It’s highly likely the additional positions that’ve been requested by the Air Force will be approved,” Wade said.Wade said the higher projections also include the number of people who would be drawn to the Fairbanks area by the jobs and other economic opportunities that would be generated by all the new personnel coming to Eielson.“So, those folks needs services,” Wade said. “They need food services, retail services, mechanics, child care – all of these things.”Arcadis’ studies suggest the numbers of those who would move here for jobs related to the expansion range from about 1,700 to just over 2,000. Wade told about two dozen people at the meeting that those are preliminary numbers that’ll be revised. The meeting in Salcha was the first of seven the consultants will hold around Fairbanks this week to identify shortages of housing, schools and other resources that may occur with the influx of new residents drawn by the expansion.Jeff Stepp is a special assistant to borough Mayor Karl Kassel. Stepp is working with the Arcadis community outreach that’s being conducted to get public input on gaps in services that need to be filled before the new personnel arrive.Twenty-four people attended last night’s community outreach meeting at the Salcha Senior Citizens Center on Johnson Road. It was the first of seven such meetings the borough and its contractor consultants are conducting around the Fairbanks area this week. (Tim Ellis/KUAC)“I think both Eielson Air Force Base and the Fairbanks North Star Borough have a shared interest in making sure the expansion accommodates the needs of the current residents and the future residents,”  Stepp said. “We got a lot of really good ideas, and good input, from these folks from Salcha who showed up to talk with us.”Many of the comments concerned the sluggish economy and its effect on the local housing market. Others talked about a lack of medical facilities near Eielson and inadequate internet and cellphone service in and around the base. Shelly Curtis, an administrative aide at Salcha School, said enforcement of speed limits and improved intersections are badly needed along the Richardson Highway.“Our suggestion is turn lanes,” Curtis said, “some turn lanes at some of the higher-traffic (areas), such as near the school, where we’re on a curve…”Curtis said turn lanes would help buses and other school-related traffic get on and off highway more safely at the school, located about 35 miles south of Fairbanks. Salcha Fire Chief Ernie Misewicz said turn lanes also are needed for several busy intersections along the Richardson just south of Eielson.“There’s an increase in commercial truck traffic – semi’s and what-not delivering goods back and forth,” Misewicz said. “We also have a tremendous amount of military traffic that comes through that are either going down to Greely for some maneuvers or they’re going to go up on the Johnson Road.”The chief also said the ten local fire departments that have a mutual-aid agreement with Eielson’s will need to train more before the F-35s arrive, so they’ll all be better-prepared to respond to emergencies, including those involving aircraft, that occur off-base.last_img read more

No 7 Louisville Set to Tangle With Kentucky Tuesday

first_imgFOUR FORMER CARDS ON MLB OPENING DAY ROSTERSThe Major League Baseball season opened up on Thursday and four former Louisville baseball players were on Opening Day rosters. LAST MEETINGKentucky jumped on the board first with a pair of runs in the third inning, but the Cardinals answered back with eight unanswered runs over the next four frames on their way to an 8-3 victory. Adam Elliott earned his second win of the year with two scoreless innings of relief. Drew Campbell, Zeke Pinkham and Jake Snider all had two hits to pace the Cardinals offensively. Tuesday, April 16 | 6:30 p.m. ET | Live Stats TV: SECN+ | Radio: 93.9 The Ville LOU: Jr. RHP Luke Smith (4-0, 3.55 ERA) UK: Fr. LHP Dillon Marsh (2-1, 5.97 ERA) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Battle of the Bluegrass will take center stage for the second time in the 2019 season as the seventh-ranked Louisville baseball team heads to Lexington to take on in-state rival Kentucky on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., ET. The game can be seen on SEC Network+ and radio coverage will be available on 93.9 The Ville. Live scoring is available at GoCards.com. 3. LSU 575 LOUISVILLE FRESHMEN HAVE BIG WEEK AT THE PLATEOn a roster that returned seven of its position starters from the 2018 season, Louisville had three freshmen with memorable moments at the dish the week of March 11-17. CARDINALS CONTINUE TO FIND SUCCESS IN ACC PLAYSince joining the ACC before the 2015 season, Louisville has seen its success at the conference level spill over into its new league. The Cardinals won regular season titles in each of their first three seasons in the ACC and were voted the preseason favorite in 2019. LOUISVILLE LEADS COUNTRY IN WINS SINCE 2007Dan McDonnell took the reins of the Louisville baseball program in 2007. Louisville entered 2019 with the most wins of any Division I program from 2007-18 with 554. In the finale against Wake Forest, Bobby Miller made his own run at history with seven hitless innings in his second start of the season. However, the Demon Deacons broke through against the relievers in the eighth. SERIES HISTORYTuesday’s Battle of the Bluegrass will be the 110th all-time meeting between the two programs with the Wildcats leading the series 63-45-1. Louisville is just 16-35 against Kentucky in Lexington and has lost the last two games played there. Under Dan McDonnell, the Cardinals are 16-11 against their in-state rival. OFFENSIVE EXPLOSION IN RALEIGHLouisville entered the weekend series at NC State with a .258 team batting average and scoring 6.2 runs per game. The Cardinals blew past those numbers against the Wolfpack, tallying 34 runs over three games and hitting .379 for the weekend. It has been more than 35 years since Louisville last tossed a no-hitter, going all the way back to Dave McCormick’s gem against Cincinnati on March 26, 1983. The Cardinals have five in program history. BINELAS CAPTURES ACC PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORSFreshman third baseman Alex Binelas was named the ACC Player of the Week after leading the offensive charge in the four victories last week. GAME DAY INFORMATION #7 Louisville at Kentucky Location: Lexington, Ky. Venue: Kentucky Proud Park (5,000) Twitter Updates: @LouisvilleBSB Game Notes: Louisville | Kentucky ABOUT KENTUCKYKentucky comes into Tuesday’s matchup at 20-16 overall, with a 4-3 mark since taking a loss against the Cardinals at Jim Patterson Stadium two weeks ago. The Wildcats scored their biggest series victory of the season over the weekend, sweeping a doubleheader at Ole Miss on Sunday to capture the series in Oxford. He then followed it up with seven more hitless innings against James Madison before allowing the only hit of the game to lead off the eighth. Detmers finished his eight innings with a career-high 14 strikeouts. Detmers tossed seven no-hit innings with 11 strikeouts against Brown. The southpaw retired the first 16 batters he faced before issuing a walk with one out in the sixth inning. Detmers then retired the next five hitters to finish off his outing. UofL scored 14 runs in both games on Saturday, marking the first time the Cardinals had reached double digit runs in both games of a doubleheader since March 16, 2004 against Murray State (13-1, 13-4). DETMERS NAMED TO GOLDEN SPIKES AWARD MIDSEASON WATCH LISTReid Detmers drew more recognition on Wednesday, as USA Baseball named him to the Golden Spikes Award midseason watch list. Louisville pitching currently leads the ACC and ranks top 15 in the country in ERA (3.14), WHIP (1.14), strikeout-to-walk ratio (2.98) and hits allowed per nine innings (6.77). Louisville’s starting pitcher has pitched five innings or more with one earned run or fewer allowed in 16 games this season. UofL has had a starting pitcher throw seven no-hit innings on three occasions this season, with Reid Detmers doing it against Brown and James Madison, and Bobby Miller against Wake Forest. Louisville pitchers set a Jim Patterson Stadium record with 18 strikeouts against Georgia Tech on March 22. The Cardinals have struck out 10 or more in 20 games this season, with a 17-3 record when doing so. The Cardinals have been active offensively in the first inning this season, plating at least one run in the opening inning of 20 games. Louisville has scored 33 first inning runs overall and is 17-3 when scoring in the first. The Louisville offense tallied double digit hits in all three games last weekend, giving it 16 games this season with at least 10. The Cardinals are 24-0 this season when they outhit the opposition. Logan Wyatt is third in the country with 43 walks through 36 games and is currently on pace for 67 this season. The UofL single season record in 69 by Kevin Malone in 1980. Wyatt moved to ninth all-time on Louisville’s career walk list with three walks Tuesday vs. NKU. Louisville swiped a season-high nine bases on March 6 against Morehead State. It was the most since the Cardinals finished with 10 stolen bases against Eastern Kentucky on Feb. 20, 2013. UofL currently leads the ACC with 71 stolen bases on the year. Louisville has finished in the top five in the country in stolen bases in four of the last six seasons. In the victory over Morehead State on March 6, the Cardinals set a program record with eight different players recording a stolen base. The Cardinals are 24-0 this season when leading after eight innings. From 2012-17, Louisville accumulated a six-year record of 266-3 when entering the ninth with a lead, including a 50-0 mark in 2017. UofL has won 35 of its 46 ACC series since joining the league and is 38-7 in its series finales during that span, including an 11-4 record in rubber games. The Cardinals have won 18 of their 23 ACC series at home since debuting in the conference. Twelve different Cardinals have made their Louisville debuts this season (Albanese, Binelas, Davis, Leonard, Lohman, Masterman, Metzinger, Perkins, Poland, Schmeltz, Smith and Wright). It was the collegiate debut for 11 of the 12. While at Louisville, coach Dan McDonnell has guided the Cardinals to four College World Series berths, seven NCAA Super Regional appearances, 11 NCAA Regional bids, eight regular season conference championships and two conference tournament titles with 37 All-Americans. Since the inception of the midseason watch list in 2012, Louisville is tied for fourth nationally with the 12 players selected. Only the Cardinals and Oregon State have had at least one representative on the list in seven of the eight years. Nick Burdi (Pittsburgh Pirates), Adam Engle (Chicago White Sox), Chad Green (New York Yankees) and Matt Koch (Arizona Diamondbacks) were each on the roster to start the 2019 season. Louisville has won 35 of 46 conference series since joining the league. With sweeps this season against Wake Forest and at Duke and NC State, the Cardinals have tallied 10 conference road sweeps over the last four-plus seasons and 20 sweeps in ACC play altogether. TEAM NOTES AND TRENDS Louisville is currently third in the Atlantic Division with a 10-5 start at the midway point in conference action. Henry Davis, who has split time behind the plate this season, launched his first collegiate home run with a towering shot in the seventh inning of Louisville’s opening win at Duke. He then added a second long ball in the finale, when he was 3-for-5 with three RBIs. Two batters after Davis hit his second homer of the weekend, Jared Poland got in on the act with a two-run blast that tied the game at four as the Cardinals rallied back for the victory. The Cardinals began head coach Dan McDonnell’s 13th season ranked as high as fourth in the national polls. UofL is coming off a 45-19 record in 2018, its seventh straight 40-win season and the 11th in 12 seasons under McDonnell. The Cardinals advanced to the championship round of an NCAA Regional for the seventh straight season. LOUISVILLE’S CONTINUED FLIRTATIONS WITH NO-HITTERSThe Cardinals have taken a no-hitter into the eighth inning on three separate occasions this season. Reid Detmers tossed seven no-hit innings against Brown on February 22 before the Bears spoiled things against the UofL bullpen with two outs in the ninth. Detmers followed it up with seven hitless innings the next week versus James Madison, only to see the bid end in the eighth. DETMERS EARNS BACK-TO-BACK ACC PITCHER OF THE WEEK HONORSSophomore lefthander Reid Detmers was named the ACC Pitcher of the Week in consecutive weeks after dominant starts against Brown and James Madison. Detmers is the 12th player in Louisville program history to appear on the midseason watch list and the first since Brendan McKay in 2017. McKay went on to win the Golden Spikes Award that season. ABOUT THE LOUISVILLE CARDINALSLouisville was red hot last week, racking up four wins behind an explosive offensive outburst. The Cardinals scored  45 runs on 56 hits in the four victories, including a three-game sweep at second-ranked North Carolina State. With the three wins in Raleigh, the Cardinals took over the top spot in the ACC. Most Wins Since 2007 LOUISVILLE IN NATIONAL POLLS EVERY WEEK SINCE START OF 2012Louisville, which surpassed its previous high national ranking of No. 2 (in 2016) with the No. 1 ranking on March 13 and March 20 during the 2017 season, has enjoyed a historic run by remaining ranked in at least one major national poll every week since the release of the 2012 preseason rankings — the longest such span in school history. 2. North Carolina 576 Following victories over Boston College and Duke, Detmers set the Jim Patterson Stadium record striking out 16 Georgia Tech hitters over 7.2 innings on March 22. The lefty gave up just one run in 7.1 innings against Wake Forest on March 29 while tallying double digit strikeouts for the fifth time on the year. 1. Louisville 581 Since the hiring of head coach Dan McDonnell prior to the 2007 season, 64 Louisville players have signed professional contracts after being selected in the Major League Baseball Draft, including a school-record nine Cardinals in 2010. Binelas was at the forefront of the offensive outburst, going 8-for-15 (.533) at the plate with four doubles, a home run and seven RBI. The freshman tallied seven of his eight hits in the sweep at NC State, with four going for extra bases. Detmers ranks second in the country with 94 strikeouts and has walked just 13 batters in 60.1 innings. Of his nine starts in 2019, three have ended with a career high in strikeouts. Detmers worked seven hitless innings with a then-career best 11 strikeouts against Brown on Feb. 22. His next start out against James Madison, he once again carried a no-hitter through seven innings, finishing with 14 punchouts on the night. Six different Cardinals had a batting average of at least .400 last week with 10 or more at bats as Louisville hit .359 as a team. In addition to the offense prowess, UofL limited NC State to just 15 runs in the three-game series after the Wolfpack entered the weekend averaging 8.5 runs per game. Michael Kirian and Michael McAvene have been key pieces at the end of games in 2019 with marked improvement from their 2018 numbers. Kirian held a 12.71 ERA in 11.1 innings as a freshman last season, while McAvene had a 4.55 ERA over his two-year career entering 2019. This season, Kirian is 2-0 with a save and has given up just two runs in 17.2 innings for a 1.02 ERA. McAvene is 1-0 with four saves and four runs allowed in 16.1 innings. The duo has combined to strike out 46 batters with just seven walks. FEELING AT HOME INSIDE JIM PATTERSON STADIUMSince opening the gates at Jim Patterson Stadium in 2005, the Cardinals have won more than 77 percent of their games in the ballpark posting a 390-111 record (.778 winning percentage), including an impressive 33-4 mark during the 2017 season at the corner of Third and Central. The Cardinals are 19-4 on their home field this season. Louisville set a school record for home wins with 36 in 2016 and the Cardinals have registered 30 or more wins at home in four of the last six seasons. DETMERS EARNS MIDSEASON HONORSSophomore Reid Detmers has racked up midseason honors this season, being named the Midseason Pitcher of the Year by Perfect Game, Midseason Top Pitcher by D1Baseball and the March National Pitcher of the Month by the NCBWA. The Oak Creek, Wis. native has been on a tear over the last month, hitting .357 during that stretch with five home runs and 15 RBI. On the season, Binelas holds a .293 average and leads the Cardinals in long balls and slugging percentage. LOUISVILLE’S BACK END BULLPEN RESURGENCELouisville has consistently produced top of the line bullpen arms, many of which are spread across pro baseball. This season is no different, with the Cardinals a perfect 24-0 when leading after eight innings. In Sunday’s win over Clemson, McAvene and Kirian pitched the final six innings of the game, striking out eight with no runs and just three hits allowed. Ranked in the top 25 in all six major preseason polls for 2019, the Cardinals have earned a preseason national ranking in 11 straight seasons (2008-2018) overall. Louisville entered the 2019 season ranked fourth in the D1Baseball rankings, eighth in the Perfect Game and USA Today polls, ninth in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and NCBWA rankings and 11th by Baseball America. Print Friendly Version 4. Florida State 574 The 28 runs scored on Saturday were the most in a doubleheader for the Cardinals since March 23, 1991 when they scored 40 in two games against Western Illinois. The 28 runs were also the most runs scored by Louisville in consecutive ACC games since joining the conference in 2015. Story Links 5. Vanderbilt 564 Alex Binelas was the first of three to hit his first collegiate home run, doing so in the third inning against Ole Miss. The two-run shot was part of a 2-for-4 showing with four RBIs for the Oak Creek, Wis. native.last_img read more

12 lakh tonnes of pulses seized states asked to continue raids

first_imgAsking different states to continue raids to check hoarders, the union government on Thursday said over 1.2 lakh tonnes of pulses had been seized across the country so far.”The state governments have continued operations to check hoarding of pulses. So far 9,304 raids have been conducted and 1,20,907.90 tonnes of pulses seized,” union ministry of consumer affairs, food and public distribution said in a statement.The ministry advised the state governments to continue the drive against hoarders under the Essential Commodities Act.The seized pulses would be released in retail markets across the country to tame skyrocketing prices, that touched Rs.200 per kg for arhar.Earlier, state-run Metals and Minerals Trading Corporation of India (MMTC) had floated a tender to import 18,000 tonnes of pulses (both tur and urad).last_img read more