NCAA volleyball: CSB stays in semis hunt, ends Arellano’s unbeaten streak

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson In the first match, Letran also stayed in the semifinals hunt with a gritty 25-21, 25-27, 25-19, 20-25, 15-12 victory over also-ran Emilio Aguinaldo College.Jayme Parin captained the Lady Knights with 18 points, 16 off kills, while Miracle Mendoza pumped two service aces to wound up with 17.Letran rose to 3-4, while the Lady Generals fell to 1-6.Laidesheen Magbanua and Jaylene Lumbo both finished with 17 points in the defeat for EAC.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCollege of St. Benilde picked the best day to come alive, toppling erstwhile unbeaten Arellano University, 25-21, 25-20, 19-25, 25-12, in NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Ranya Musa got the job done on defense as five of her team-best 17 points came off blocks.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Rachel Austero added 15 markers, while Klarisa Abriam and Marites Pablo combined for 26 points in the upset.The win kept the Lady Blazers alive in the Final Four race as they improved to 4-3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJovie Prado held the fort for the Lady Chiefs with 14 points.It was Arellano’s first defeat of the season to drop to 7-1, and its first in 20 games overall dating back to last season. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Unseeded Filipina Alex Eala rules tennis tilt in France LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

An early look at Raiders vs. Broncos

first_imgFor complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.The Raiders visit the Denver Broncos in Week 2 at Mile High Stadium, and head coach Jon Gruden and his staff will attempt to devise ways to win Sunday by addressing these three things among other issues:1. Keeping Derek Carr cleanAs much as everyone is talking about old what’s-his-name who now plays for the Chicago Bears, Von Miller may have had an even better opener in the Broncos’ Week 1 win over Seattle. Miller had three of …last_img read more

Portal, call centre for SA youth

first_img15 June 2004The Umsobomvu Youth Fund has launched an Internet portal and nationwide call centre to provide a range of information and services to young South Africans. Youth Portal Youthconnect number: 08600 YOUTH (96884)The UYF was established by the government in 2001 to reduce unemployment through skills development and entrepreneurship programmes for young people.The call centre, youthconnect, and youth portal aim to provide a range of information and services relating to career development, employment and entrepreneurship to approximately one million young people over the next three years.The youth portal will also enable users to access information and services relating to citizenship, health and well being.UYF chief executive Malusi Kekana said youthconnect and the youth portal will draw on a comprehensive database covering skills providers, entrepreneurship programmes, potential employers, career guidance and health issues.Web surfers will be able to get advice on topics ranging from developing a business plan to learning basic computer skills and writing a CV.“One of the challenges facing unemployed young people is access to information that refers them to services where they can obtain assistance or enables them to make meaningful decisions about their lives”, the UYF said in a statement.Youthconnect and the portal are attempts to address these challenges.Young people will be able to get access to computers and the Internet through the UYF’s youth advisory centres – walk-in centres that provide information, support, training and referral services to young people, as well as outreach services to communities that are unable to access the centres.The UYF recently entered into a partnership with Government Communications to launch youth advisory centres at multi-purpose community centres countrywide. The centres will also be skilled with additional partners from local government, community structures and other youth development organisations‘A rising dawn’The Umsobomvu Youth Fund – umsobomvu is an Nguni word that means “a rising dawn” – aims to help young South Africans become contributors to, as well as beneficiaries of, a democratic society.It seeks to do this by promoting what it calls the “economic citizenship” of young people, via three main programmes:Its contact information and counselling programme gives young people access to information and counselling support.Its skills development programme equips young people with skills for sustainable livelihoods, offering job opportunities for trainees exiting the programme.Its youth entrepreneurship programme helps young people access sustainable business opportunities through funding and business development services.The UYF has committed approximately R500-million to 90 projects over the past 36 reporterlast_img read more

SA internet users pass five million

first_img14 January 2010 Growth in the number of internet users in South Africa was relatively stagnant from 2002 to 2007, when it never rose above 7%. However, this rate almost doubled in 2008, and continued accelerating in 2009. “The year ahead will see the proliferation of high-speed connectivity materialising more widely than ever before.” New cables, market liberalisation The Internet Access in South Africa 2010 study, conducted by World Wide Worx and sponsored by Cisco, shows that the internet user base grew by 15% last year, from 4.6-million users to 5.3-million users, and is expected to grow at a similar rate in 2010. Fibre-optic city networks “The large providers, in turn, began to offer far more competitive packages to both customers and resellers,” the statement read. “The good news is that we will continue to see strong growth in 2010, and we should reach the 6-million mark by the end of the year,” Wide Worx MD Arthur Goldstuck said in a statement this week. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “Almost every large player in the communications industry has realigned its business to take advantage of this relentless change.” Higher broadband usage by SMEs World Wide Worx found that the landing of a new undersea cable on the South African coast was only one of a range of factors behind the growth. Of greater significance was the granting of Electronic Communications Network Service licences to more than 400 organisations.center_img This meant that service providers that were previously required to buy their network access from one of the major providers could now build their own networks or choose where they wanted to buy their access. Each company moving from dial-up to ADSL, for example, extended internet access to general office staff. This process was found to add an additional one to 20 new users to the internet user base for every small business installing ADSL. “A sustained growth in internet penetration is a key factor that will positively influence the economy of South Africa,” says Cisco Internet Business Solutions senior manager Reshaad Sha. “The varied range of application services and social networking platforms used by local consumers has fuelled the uptake that we see today.” “South African consumers and businesses are demanding access to online applications and services that can only be experienced via high-speed connectivity, such as fibre-optic networks,” said Sha. While the headline findings examine the general numbers of users, the final Internet Access in SA 2010 report, due to be released in March, will highlight the extent of new fibre-optic networks laid down across South African cities and between the cities. World Wide Worx found that a second key factor in growth over the past two years has been the continued uptake of broadband connectivity by small and medium enterprises migrating from dial-up connectivity. It will also examine the impact of the range of new undersea cables that will be in place by the end of 2011, and which is expected to enhance competitiveness even further. “In the coming year, operators will begin to leverage the combination of new undersea cable capacity and new fibre-optic networks to supply corporate clients and resellers with bigger, faster and more flexible capacity,” says Goldstuck. The result was that a market previously characterised by a limited range of providers and services suddenly exploded as small providers were able to repackage the services provided by the large telecommunications corporations in any way they wished. A new study has found that the number of South African internet users has passed the five-million mark for the first time, finally breaking through the 10% mark in internet penetration for the country.last_img read more

Goat Crossfit is sweeping the nation

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest When I find farmers that I want to feature on Farm & Country Radio, it’s easy to find a corn, soybean or wheat grower. As much as I enjoy visiting with them about crops and such, I equally enjoy introducing listeners to farmers that they may never get to meet otherwise.DaNelle Wolford is a prime example. She and her family have a 1-acre working farm in a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona. Wolford’s Weed ‘Em & Reap Farm has your typical urban garden that the family harvests fruits and veggies from daily. She also has some livestock on the farm, including chickens and lambs that are raised for meat.One of the first animals on the farm was a goat that Wolford hoped to keep around for its milk. When that goat arrived, Wolford had no experience with farm animals and didn’t even know how to milk a goat. So, she used the only tool she could think of that was readily available…her breast pump.Now, years of experience and hilarious stories later, Wolford came up with yet another use for her livestock. She had heard of different ways goats were being used to market farms across the country, including goat cuddling (yes that is a thing) and goat yoga (I’m not kidding…no pun intended). So, Wolford thought the next best thing would be Goat Crossfit. Even though this whole idea was put together with tongue in cheek, the video went viral almost instantly, so you can bet that there will be a class near you very soon!last_img read more

Ohio Fall Weed survey follow-up

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Harold Watters, Ohio State University Extension agronomistSo I got some calls after our Extension Fall Weed Survey — if these are the problem weeds, then how do you deal with them?It is becoming apparent that with the move to herbicide tolerant crops, we aren’t necessarily getting rid of all of our weeds — only 30% of our fields are weed free. Giant ragweed moved back into first place for worst weed, seen in 34% of fields overtaking marestail seen in 30% of fields. And then there is the pigweed problem — waterhemp appeared frequently, so did redroot pigweed and then there are the concerns about Palmer amaranth and its escape across Ohio. Weed2018 Ohio rank% of fieldsGiant Ragweed134Marestail230Waterhemp610Redroot pigweed105 So how do we deal with problem weeds? I look in the back of the Ohio, Indiana and Illinois Weed Control Guide — all of these weeds are there, so it’s not just a problem for you but these appear to be problems across the eastern Corn Belt as well. Mark Loux has the weed control guide posted on his website:, along with several other resources.Herbicide classification chart: If you know what herbicide class is missing the weed, then this will help you choose another direction for your campaign.Pigweed (amaranth) ID factsheet: You have to scout to know what’s out there — then you have to identify it. Once upon a time we had a whole industry that spent their time scouting, that’s gone but now you can be that crop scout.Palmer amaranth in OH factsheet: Where have they been spotted? How to keep them off your farm? And learn how to remove them. “Go Rogue” is the new phrase from the university weed science team — and to get rid of the seed (a must) then you are likely to have to remove them by hand.Marestail control factsheet: For those of us who have had to deal with this for 16 years, we know the drill: use a fall burndown, then a spring burndown with residual, and use multiple modes of action with those pre-emergent herbicides. If you miss it with your pre-emergent herbicide then you better have a LibertyLink variety or Extend beans because glyphosate will not take it down (and neither will other post herbicides in soybeans).Herbicide Resistance Screening: We don’t do that much anymore. Contact the University of Illinois for pigweed species screening. We can probably help you with identification, but likely you will need to send the sample you wish to have screened for resistance to Illinois: else is in the Weed Control Guide? I tell farmers in meetings that you need to think like a weed to understand how they grow and how to control them. The guide starts with “Weed Control Principles” and for the first 23 pages that’s what it covers. It’s about the longest chapter in the guide, and yet no one reads it. Start there, then go to “Control of Problem Weeds” starting on page 182. After you read those sections, then I’ll allow you see the charts for herbicide selection. Read those last, even though these are the pages that most people start with first.Some other useful information is to be aware of how much we have overused our (very effective) herbicides. These three images come from Ian Heap at He is the guy that tracks resistant weed development across the world. How do we “develop” resistance? Only after exposure to a herbicide do we make selections that will reproduce, and then become the dominant population. Typically, it is a very small number of weeds within a species that have the genes to make it resistant, then with the herbicide pressure we place on the weed, there is a shift in the population until there are a bunch of resistant weeds growing in your field.last_img read more