The Girls and Boys Track State Finals were held this Weekend at Indiana University in Bloomington.Congratulations to our area athletes on a job well done!201718StateResults201718StateResults (1)
Tony Fernandes has branded reports Harry Redknapp faces the sack at QPR as “a load of nonsense”, according to the Loftus Road manager. Redknapp claimed a club insider is trying to force him out of QPR and pressure increased after his side’s 2-0 home defeat to Manchester United. Marouane Fellaini and James Wilson scored at Loftus Road to spare Radamel Falcao’s blushes as the Colombia striker fluffed four gilt-edged chances. Former Tottenham boss Redknapp again claimed the full backing of owner Fernandes, however, suggesting the QPR chairman laughed off threats to his future over the phone. “I’m not worried at all,” said Redknapp, despite QPR remaining 19th in the Premier League. “That’s the owner’s choice isn’t it, if they want to make a change. “I spoke to Tony Fernandes this week, five times, and he’s never mentioned anything to me, he’s just said, ‘What a load of nonsense’. “So I don’t know. “Who do you believe, the insider, whoever may be, who’s trying to cause a problem, or do you believe the chairman? “I don’t worry. What will be will be. “It’s up to them, it’s their club. Tony’s the chairman, I can only keep going. Press Association “We’re still in amongst it to be fair. Okay today was a setback, but there’s nothing in it between the bottom seven teams. “From Everton downwards it’s going to be extremely close and we’ve got as good a chance as anybody.” United manager Louis van Gaal challenged misfiring loan striker Falcao to “prove himself” in the build-up to Saturday’s west London clash. The 28-year-old promptly wasted four prime chances to score, including twice failing to fire into an empty net. Despite another off-kilter display, United boss Van Gaal said: “I think he did well.” United’s Dutch manager added: “It’s not so important what I think, because he wants to score goals. “And for me I have to judge how he has played. “Scoring goals is an important aspect of a striker I know, but for me it’s also very important if he is an attacking point, that he can play further and that with another striker we are coming into third and fourth phases of our attack. “And I think he did well.” Van Gaal sent United into action in an unorthodox 3-3-2-2 formation that struggling QPR were still able to pick apart regularly in the first half. Angel Di Maria started up front alongside Falcao, but United were unable to gain tactical control. The travelling United fans chanted “attack, attack, attack” and even “four-four-two, four-four-two” in demanding a system change – and eventually the Red Devils’ boss relented. A switch to a 4-4-2 diamond bore the two-goal fruit vital for victory, but Van Gaal felt it would have been risky to start with that set-up. “I know in advance that when we play with four midfielders in a diamond that we create more chances, but then the balance of the team is also weak,” said Van Gaal. “And you’ve seen it because we had created chances but so had QPR. “We have to decide every week how we have to play. And that’s the question. “But also with the other system we played against Tottenham Hotspur, maybe you remember the first half we created maybe six or seven more chances than today, and we didn’t score. “So it’s always the question, are you effective enough? “Against Southampton away we scored two out of three chances and we won the game. “But it was not because we were the better team at that time. “Last week we were the better team, but in football it is not always the better team who wins. “In the first half we played like QPR wanted. “We did the same thing as QPR, playing through the air, long balls, and QPR were better. “In the second half we changed the shape and that helped also.”
By The Nelson Daily SportsKootenay Ice forward Luke Bertolucci is bound for gold Friday at the Canada Winter Games in Halifax.Bertolucci and Team B.C. Company knocked off Team Ontario 5-2 Thursday in one semi final. The win avenged an earlier 5-1 round robin loss to Ontario. Team B.C. meets Team Alberta which defeated Quebec 5-4 in overtime.Bertolucci had an assist to help Team B.C. to a 4-2 victory over Manitoba in men’s hockey quarterfinals Wednesday.Team B.C. opened the tournament with a 5-4 overtime loss to Quebec. The most Western Team then blasted Nova Scotia 8-5 in a game the 15-year-old native of Montrose added two assists. The Gold Medal game goes at 3:30 PST Friday. The address to watch the game on the internet is:http://canadagames.bellaliant.net/live.php?y=2011&m=02&d=17Two members of the Kootenay Wildcats, Aimee DiBella and Daley Oddy, travel to Halifax for the second week of competition in women’s ice hockey for Team B.C.DiBella is from Nelson while Oddy is from Cranbrook.A former member of the Wildcats, Ella Matteucci, of Fruitvale, is also on Team B.C. Matteucci attends Notre Dame in Wilcox, [email protected]
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The hops industry is booming in Ohio, and organizers of The Ohio State University Hops Conference and Trade Show on Feb. 24-25 have brewed up a program that will keep the learning flowing for beginner and advanced growers alike.“There was an estimated 200 acres of hops planted in Ohio on 80 farms in 2016, up from 10 acres on four farms in 2014,” said Brad Bergefurd, horticulture specialist with Ohio State University Extension and one of the conference organizers. The event is co-sponsored by the Ohio Hop Growers Guild.Ohio’s growing number of breweries require flowers of the hop plant as the main ingredient providing bitter notes as a balance to the sweetness contributed by malt sugars. An interest in locally grown ingredients has spurred growth in Ohio’s hops production.This is the first year the annual conference will be held at The Ohio State University’s South Centers, Bergefurd’s home base. The meeting, beginning at 8 a.m. Friday and ending at 4 p.m. Saturday, will be held at the South Centers’ Endeavor Center, 1862 Shyville Road, just south of Piketon.“By bringing the conference here, we’ll be able to offer tours of our research hop yards,” Bergefurd said.“And we’ll also be able to show participants our new galvanized hop trellis system that we are testing in partnership with a private company,” he added.“This is a first in the United States. If the prototype works, then we can save farmers from having to replace the standard wooden poles, which growers have relied upon for over 100 years, that need to be replaced every 20 to 25 years or less.”Participants will also be able to see a demonstration of the center’s new hops harvester equipment, purchased last summer from HopsHarvester in New York.“This harvesting method can help save growers labor, reduce labor costs, increase harvest efficiency and the timeliness of harvesting, which leads to a better-quality hop,” Bergefurd said.The venue is smaller than conference locations in the past, so participation will be more limited than usual this year, he added. In the past, the conference has drawn about 250 participants.Registration is $150 for both days or $100 for a single day, and includes lunch and snacks, a flash drive with the presentations, a conference booklet with vendor, speaker and other program information, and access to the trade show. An optional Friday night banquet is an additional $40 (space is limited). Information and a link to online registration is available at go.osu.edu/OSUHopsConference2017.Each day will feature several general sessions and breakout sessions split between beginner and advanced topics. Presentations include:Hop Production Economic Analysis: Can We Make Money at This?Connecting with Your Customer/BuyerBrewers Panel: How Hops Are Used in the Brewing Process and What Defines Good Hop Quality?Keeping Hops Healthy: Disease Diagnosis, Forecasting and ControlThe Importance of Thorough and Accurate Spray Coverage for the Hop YardGrowing Cover Crops to Improve Soil Health, Nutrient and Soil QualityHop Plant PropagationHop Yard Designs: Which Is Best for You?Efficient Hop Growing and Processing PracticesThe Importance of Selecting the Proper Nutrient Sources and Timely Fertility for Hop ProductionSpider Mite Control in the Hop YardWeed Control Herbicides and Drift ControlMechanical Harvesting Options for HopsFor a complete schedule, see go.osu.edu/hops2017agenda.Vendors interested in participating in the trade show can also register online. Cost is $250 for both days or $150 for one day. For more information, contact Charissa Gardner at the South Centers at [email protected] or 740-289-2071, ext. 132. Online vendor registration is at go.osu.edu/OSUHopsConferenceVENDOR2017.
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The scribe is a critical role in sales meetings.If you make team sales calls, it’s important that each person knows their role. Someone needs to lead the sales call, and the rest of the team needs to know what their role is in creating value in support of the lead salesperson.But someone on the team needs to play the role of the scribe. Someone needs to take notes on who says what.How to Take NotesThe scribe’s role is critically important. What your dream client says is a clue that it is important to them. So the scribe needs to write the person’s name and what they said. The scribe should also write any questions the stakeholder asked, as well as any comments or remarks they made in response to something somebody else on their team said. Later on these notes are to be critically important to you.The notes you take our record of what stakeholder believes is important. It shares with you some idea it provides you with some idea of what they believe is important why they believe it’s important and what they need. Their questions provide an even greater insight into what your prospective client believes is important, and even more what they’re concerned about.Later, when you are planning future sales meetings with this prospective client, developing a solution, or strategizing on how to win, you will find these notes extremely useful.When You Get Back to the OfficeWhen you get back to the office, review your notes. Write additional notes that capture your thoughts, ideas, and comments. Adding your thoughts to your notes will solidify your memory and help you develop an even greater strategy for winning.But equally as important, these notes, especially the questions, give you an opportunity to communicate your interest in their business and your attention to detail.By writing an email summarizing what you heard in the meeting and providing additional information to the responses to your dream clients questions, you prove that you were laser focused on what they needed, that you were listening, and that you understood the nature of their question and the underlying concern. Sending an email establishes you as someone who can be trusted, because you cared enough to listen, because you paid attention to details, and because you followed up.What Note-Taking CommunicatesI’ve seen salespeople in meetings with no pen or paper. I’ve seen salespeople in meetings with paper and pen without taking notes. I’ve seen these same salespeople struggle to remember the details of meetings and fail to follow-up on important points. But even more importantly, I’ve seen salespeople lose an opportunity to establish relationships with multi-million dollar prospective clients.The role of the scribe is critically important. Sales interactions are too important not to capture.
A charge-sheet filed by the Rajasthan Police in a cow smuggling case against dairy farmer Pehlu Khan, who was allegedly lynched by a mob of cow vigilantes in the Alwar district in 2017, created a controversy in Jaipur on June 29. Though the prosecution’s papers mentioned Pehlu Khan, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot claimed that they did not include him as an accused.The charge-sheet, filed in the court of the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate in Alwar district’s Behror town on May 24, named Pehlu Khan’s two sons, Irshad and Aarif, and the owner of the pick-up truck Khan Mohammed, as the accused against whom the offence of illegally transporting cows out of the State had been proved.‘Offence proved’The police informed the court that though the offence under Sections 5, 8 and 9 of the Rajasthan Bovine Animal (Prohibition of Slaughter and Regulation of Temporary Migration or Export) Act, 1995, had been proved against Pehlu Khan as well, he had died on April 3, 2017, during his treatment at a private hospital in Behror.In a damage control move, Mr. Gehlot said the investigation was carried out by the previous Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) regime and his government would re-investigate the case if any discrepancies were found. “Our government will see if the probe was done with predetermined intentions…the Congress is ideologically committed against any kind of lynching and our government is vigilant to ensure that it does not happen again,” he said.‘Ensure justice’Mr. Gehlot, who also holds the Home portfolio, said if Pehlu Khan’s family members approached the government to point out any lacuna in the investigation, he would ensure justice to them. The charge-sheet has based its case against Pehlu Khan’s sons, who were also beaten up in the incident, for the absence of a valid permit from the competent authority for transporting the bovine animals outside the State.Alwar Superintendent of Police Paris Deshmukh told The Hindu that the charge sheet of FIR No. 253/17 was against three persons, who did not include Pehlu Khan. “Pehlu Khan’s name has been exclusively dropped and the charge-sheet has been filed against Irshad, Aarif and Khan Mohammed,” he said, adding that all of them had obtained bail from the Rajasthan High Court in 2018. Mr. Deshmukh said that a “complete picture” about the charge-sheet had not been presented and he would soon issue a statement on the case. Khan, 55, was transporting cows, after purchasing them in a cattle fair in Jaipur, to their hometown Nuh in Haryana on April 1, 2017. They were waylaid near Behror on the Jaipur-Delhi national highway by the mob and beaten up with the accusation of smuggling cattle. Khan died of his injuries at a private hospital two days later.
Veteran actress Dimple Kapadia is still gorgeous at 53. She also has an impeccable sense of style.This was evident during the shooting of Dimple’s soon- tobe- released film, Patiala House . Sources from the unit of the film, in which Dimple plays Rishi Kapoor’s wife Mrs Kahlon, say she loves to dress up in full Punjabi attire and swears by designer clothes.In the film, where she was to sport a traditional Punjabi look, she told the producer she would wear outfits and jewellery from her personal collection, as she wanted to look different from the stereotyped appearance of Punjabi women.A little birdie on the sets tells us she looked gorgeous in her elegant dresses and expensive jewellery. The actress, who happens to be Akshay Kumar’s mother- in- law, also plays Akki’s mother in Patiala House, which is slated to release on February 11. It looks like Dimple is in no mood to compromise on her style quotient and keeps it top notch even today.It’s no surprise that one still remembers her hot look in early films such as Bobby and Sagar . Her glamourous avatar had been spoken about since those days and she has always been a trendsetter.Says producer Bhushan Kumar: “She is an amazing actress. Her performance in Patiala House is commendable. She looks elegant and in sync with her character. Fans will get a glimpse of a completely new Dimple in the film.”
“I consider the stadium as a centre for reconciliation”I consider the stadium as a centre for reconciliation because in a stadium you do not feel creed, race, religion or any differences. Sports and playground are the symbol of reconciliation. It is the centre of reconciliation,” Sirisena said.Sirisenas remarks assume significance as he has taken many steps to reconcile with the Tamil minority after coming to power.Several confidence-building-measures such as the release of Tamils-owned lands, lifting of travel restrictions to the North and de-escalating the military presence have been taken since January as part of efforts to ensure reconciliation after three decades of civil war with the LTTE that claimed more than 100,000 lives.Modi said that successful completion of the stadium is “a signal” that Sri Lanka has “left the past behind” and is “looking to the promise of a prosperous future”.”Durraiappah Stadium embodies the spirit of our cooperation. Indeed, Indias support for Sri Lankas development is a promise of our friendship. And, that it will be based on your priorities and your needs is an assurance that you can rely on. This is what makes our enduring ties relevant to our present, as also to our future,” he said.Modi and Sirisena also witnessed the first major event at the renovated stadium — a celebration of the second International Day of Yoga — as thousands of students performed Surya Namaskar with President Sirisena, Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran and other top Sri Lankan ministers and officials present at the stadium.advertisementNoting that the world would be celebrating the second anniversary of the International day of Yoga on June 21, Modi said Sri Lanka was among the “first supporters of the UN resolution on this subject in 2014″.”And, today, we have celebrated the start of the International day of Yoga with a curtain raiser from Jaffna, from this Durraiappah Stadium,” he added.Modi also said the Surya Namaskar, performed during the celebrations, has sent the message of holistic healthcare, harmonious and sustainable living with nature to the world.”We could not have asked for a more fitting start and tribute to the International Day of Yoga,” he said, adding that the Durraiappah Stadium will stand “as yet another symbol of our lasting friendship”.Recalling his visit to Jaffna in March last year, Modi said it was a “historic day” as it was the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Jaffna.Lauding the Sri Lankan leadership, Modi said, “I also salute your (Sirisenas) visionary leadership and of Prime Minister (Ranil) Wickremesinghe the Governor and the Chief Minister of the Northern Province in ensuring the success of this project. PTI MP ASK ASK
Twitter/@Fine_and_TandyPretty much every edition of the Kentucky vs. Louisville basketball rivalry is intense, and today’s game certainly didn’t disappoint. The game featured technicals on both coaches, huge dunks and blocks, and a dramatic finish, resulting in a two-point UK win.After the game, multiple Kentucky fans claimed that Louisville head coach Rick Pitino flipped off someone in the crowd while leaving the court. Twitter user Seiver Tandy captured the incident on video. Pitino definitely appears to make a gesture after being taunted, but it is hard to really tell if he gave a fan the finger or not, at least based on this footage.I got Rick flipping off UK fans on video @KySportsRadio pic.twitter.com/VPgUbRGM9H— Seiver Tandy (@Fine_and_Tandy) December 26, 2015Pitino sent assistant Ralph Willard out to answer questions after the game, so we’ll have to wait some time to hear Pitino’s side of things. If he did, in fact, flip of a Kentucky fan, that is a really bad look for the Hall of Fame coach.[KSR]