first_imgMagdato said the footbath, however, hadbeen placed at the airport even before the report on the ASF in Luzon. Antique provincial veterinarian Dr.Romeo Magdato said Wednesday they are just waiting for Gov. Rhodora Cadiao’s ExecutiveOrder (EO) to implement a temporary ban. It is just temporary until such timethat there will be no more ASF cases that could threaten the hog industry, hesaid. He said that the backyard hog populationis 68,873 while the commercial is pegged at 4,541 heads with a value estimatedat P451,396,991. “ASF is a serious disease with 100percent mortality among the affected hogs,” he said. Up to now, there is novaccine or medicine for the treatment of the hogs that acquired the disease, headded. He added that this temporary ban is oneof the recommendations of the ASF Crisis Management Task Force formed last weekto protect the hog industry in the province. He said that although Antique is only fifthin terms of the hog population in Western Visayas with Negros Occidental asnumber one, hog raisers’ livelihood would suffer if ever there would be ASF inthe province./PNcenter_img “We also have now the footbath at theairport as biosecurity measure,” he added. “In Antique, we have a total of 73,414hog population of which mostly are backyard,” he said. These pork products sold at the public Market of Sibalom town in Antique are still safe to eat. The Provincial Veterinarians Office assured that the province is still free of African swine fever. PNA “We are just waiting for the EO so thatthe temporary ban could be implemented. To be included in the ban will also bethe imported pork being sold in the supermarkets and other stores,” Magdatosaid. SAN JOSE, Antique?– The provincial government here will temporarily ban theentry of pork and its by-products as a precautionary measure although theprovince is still free from the African swine fever (ASF) contamination.last_img read more

first_imgThe long-time driver won more than 130 features and a regional championship in an IMCA Modified career that began in the 1980s, later finding success in both the sanctioned Stock Car and Southern SportMod classes.? The Bratcher Funeral Home in Denison, Texas, is in charge of arrangements. Winner of IMCA’s 20th?anniversary Challenge Race in 1999 and the Texas IMCA Nationals at Royce City the following spring, Gould had also promoted the track at Ardmore and served as a tireless ambassador for the sport.? Much accomplished in his racing career, Ronny Gould celebrated with an impromptu peck for IMCA’s Brett Root following his Modified win at the inaugural Texas IMCA Nationals in 2000. The personable Gould, from Calera, Okla., passed away on Saturday. CALERA, Okla. – The dirt track racing world mourns the loss of one of its most accomplished and certainly most personable and popular drivers with the passing of Ronny Gould. “Ronny always had a smile on his face. He loved his family and he loved racing,” IMCA President Brett Root said. “We send our sympathies to his family and many friends.” Gould, 57, died on Saturday. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18 now at Grayson County Speedway in Bells, Texas.?last_img read more

first_img“I still get a weird feeling when I see that second pitch,” Culberson said. “I feel like I’m going to foul it off or ground out or something. It just doesn’t seem real.”Instead, Culberson’s roulette wheel of a baseball career quit spinning. His name settled into Vin Scully’s slot, forever. On the final call of Scully’s final Dodger Stadium broadcast, Culberson’s home run beat Colorado, 4-3, and won the National League West championship. “Would you believe a home run?” Scully said. Three days later, Culberson finally does.It was Culberson’s 31st game with the Dodgers’ varsity this year and his first home run.“I don’t remember touching the bases,” Culberson said. “I was just floating. I remember trying to soak it in as much as possible. I saw Woody (third base coach Chris Woodward) with a big smile on his face.“I wish it was something everybody could experience. Except, for us, everybody kinda did.” As soon as Dodgers fans digested all this, they had one question. Who is Charlie Culberson?He is a second baseman by trade. He was good enough at Calhoun High in Georgia to get picked by the Giants, 51st overall in the 2007 draft.His dad, Charlie, played six minor league seasons for the Giants and Royals and was a minor-league instructor for two years with the White Sox. In 1987 his .320 average led the Florida State League without a home run, while at Fort Myers.Now he runs the Double Day Baseball Academy in Rome, Georgia, near Riverview Park, where his son grew up swinging. The dad changes the name of his youth teams, depending on where young Charlie is playing. This year they’re the Double Day Dodgers. Last year they were the Double Day Rockies.“It’s cool that he does that,” Charlie said.But 12 months ago, his chances of bringing home a nickname were slim. He had wrenched his back in spring training for Colorado and had surgery for a herniated disk. He wasn’t even doing baseball things this time last year.“I tried to stay away from surgery as long as possible,” Culberson said. “But I had lots of support. I was actually calm and in a pretty good place.”Without an employer, Culberson played for Gigantes in the Dominican Republic. The Dodgers already knew him from Culberson’s wheel-spinning years in the Giants’ system and signed him.Some supplemental picks who get trapped in the minors would carry a chip, or maybe a Cheeto, on their shoulders. But Culberson describes his Giants years as a “blast.” Sure, he had to play two consecutive years at Augusta, in Low-A, but otherwise he wouldn’t have met wife, Sarah. “We have two children and another on the way,” he said.The Giants eventually traded Culberson to the Rockies for Marco Scutaro, who became the MVP of the National League Championship Series in 2012. So there was considerable underbrush for Culberson to slash before his spikes touched the skin of the Dodgers’ infield, and before the day when they didn’t.“Good things happen for a reason,” he said.For a change, there is reason to believe in the Dodgers in this division series. Washington is so banged up that the club is using Millard Fillmore and Franklin Pierce in its nightly President’s Race. Stephen Strasburg isn’t expected to pitch, David Murphy and Bryce Harper are nicked and catcher Wilson Ramos, one of the N.L.’s most underrated players, is definitely out with an ACL tear.The series doesn’t start until next Friday, which might give Dave Roberts enough time to pick 25 players out of the huddled masses yearning to breathe free in his clubhouse.. Culberson is thought to be in competition with Enrique Hernandez, who has lost his circa-2015 stroke.Whatever happens, Culberson stands next to Chuck Essegian and Al Gionfriddo on the list of Dodgers who parachuted from the clouds into history. And he still hasn’t met Vin Scully. He’ll fix that on Friday in San Francisco when he goes up to the booth. Culberson asked one of the other broadcasters if Scully would sign a bat for him. He was told it would not be a problem. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img SAN DIEGO >> Since he hit that home run Sunday, he said he has watched it a few times.“That might be an understatement, actually,” Charlie Culberson said.He remembers the part about the Dodger Stadium shadows, the fastballs from Boone Logan that he squinted to see. And he remembers sending one to left field and running to first.After that he’s watching somebody else, and he’s never sure how it ends.last_img read more

first_img Gary McAllister Gary McAllister and?Sean O’Driscoll have left Liverpool’s coaching staff as the club prepare for the arrival of Jurgen Klopp.The duo only arrived at Anfield in the summer, replacing Mike Marsh and Colin Pascoe on Brendan Rodgers’ backroom team.They have overseen?first-team training duties since Rodgers was sacked following Sunday’s Merseyside derby draw.But McAllister and O’Driscoll have both now?been informed by the club that they will not part of the set-up under new manager Klopp.The former Borussia Dortmund boss, who is set to be unveiled at Anfield on Friday,?wants to bring in his own coaching team.Zeljko Buvac,?his assistant at Dortmund, has agreed to join up with the German once again, while analyst Peter Krawietz is also expected to take up a role with the Reds.Klopp, however, is set to retain?Pepijn Lijnders, who has been working as Liverpool’s?first team development coach since the summer after being promoted from the academy. 1last_img read more

first_imgNaomh Columba 26/03/2012Míle buíochas to everyone who donated scrap metal items for our fundraising collection. The first load was collected on Saturday last, however we are having two more collections in the coming fortnight, due to the large volumes of donations received. Anyone who still wishes to have scrap metal collected, please contact one of the organising team, or leave items at the football field. Underage news: please note that under 8 and under 10 training is now moving to the football field, and will take place on Thursday evenings at 6pm. An Easter football camp for underage players takes place on Tuesday 10th/Wednesday 11th/Thursday 12th of April. The camp will run from 10.30am – 2.30pm each day. Bus times as follows: An Charraig 9.45am, Mín an Aoire 9.55am, Malinmore 10am. All participants are asked to bring a packed lunch and a change of clothing. The cost per child is €15, or €10 per additional child. Our under 16 lads were defeated by Na Rossa at the weekend. They continue their league campaign with an away fixture v Naomh Bríd, set for Sunday at midday. ádh mór lads. Our under 14 lads were unfortunately overcome by Naomh Mhuire in Saturday’s féile blitz. Níor bhaineadh lotto na seachtaine seo caite. Uimhreacha 1-8-12-18. Duaiseanna Aitheantais: Raymond, Coleen & Tina, Quinn’ Shop. John & Ann Ellis, Malinbeg. Lorraine Boyle, Teelin. Brian Westveer. Bernie Byrne, Marian Ave. Duaischiste na seachtaine seo chugainn na €3100GAA: NAOMH COLUMBA GAA NOTES was last modified: March 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA: NAOMH COLUMBA GAA NOTESlast_img read more