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National FFA Convention photo highlights

By on December 17, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio FFA members Gabe Nichols, Slate Kellis, and Jonathan Seymore check out Case IH display in the trade show, one of their favorite stops. This special John Deere B commemorates the 75-year relationship between FFA and John Deere, the longest running corporate sponsor of the FFA. Ridgemont FFA was a Strengthening Agriculture National Chapter Award finalist. St. Marys FFA was a finalist in the Building Communities National Chapter Award. Matt Reese stopped and talked with some Wilmington College students at the National FFA Expo. FFA members from Kenton and A. B. Graham say “hello” from National Convention. State officers Grant Lach, Koleson McCoy, Bailey Eberhart, and Emma Dearth stopped by for an interview in the media room at National Convention. Ridgemont FFA was a Growing Leaders National Chapter Award finalist. Miami East FFA was a Growing Leaders National Chapter Award finalist. Morgan Anderson from Amanda-Clearcreek FFA completed in the Creed Speaking Contest. Aaron Sharp (left), Emma Dearth, Paige Hinton, and Noah Smith from Amanda-Clearcreek FFA competed in the 2018 Ag Communications CDE, finishing 8th nationally. Joel gets an update from Jacob Wuebker, Versailles about his Swine Production-Placement proficiency. Wuebker was one of 24 national proficiency finalists from Ohio in 2018. Joel and Matt spent a fair amount of time strolling FFA Way in Indianapolis at National FFA Convention this year. Meredith Bischoff-Kenton-OHP played in the National FFA Band. Carson Eyre, from Western Brown, was a proficiency winner inTurf Grass Management. State officers Grant Lach, Koleson McCoy, Bailey Eberhart, and Emma Dearth stopped by the media room for an interview. Ohio FFA State Officers at 2018 National FFA Convention. Photo courtesy of Koleson McCoy. Koleson talks with Joel backstage.last_img read more

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JamLegend Rocks at Startup Event in Los Angeles

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first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… jolie odell LaunchBox startup JamLegend began in 2008 as an idea to take Rock Band and Guitar Hero online and make them infinitely more fun for more people with more songs.While presenting at Twiistup in Los Angeles today, Andrew Lee took a few moments to chat with us about how the product was developed and how they’ve worked out great incentives for users while providing great value for brands, from major record labels to independent artists. Watch the interview below. Related Posts Tags:#start#startups center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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After Broner bout and one more fight, Jinkee Pacquiao wants Manny to retire

By on November 27, 2019

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Jinkee Pacquiao with daughters Princess and Queen Elizabeth prepares to leave a restaurant after having lunch in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, 26 April 2015. PHOTO BY REM ZAMORAIf Jinkee Pacquiao will have her way, her husband Manny Pacquiao is only up for one more fight after Adrien Broner until he hangs up his gloves for good.Pacquiao briefly retired in April 2016 when he fought Timothy Bradley for the third time and then, returned to the ring against Jessie Vargas just seven months later.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue View comments Rafael Nadal: Andy Murray will be a big loss, but the game goes on SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games openingcenter_img Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? RELATED VIDEO LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “Sometimes we talk about retiring because boxing is a tough job for the both of us,” said Jinkee Pacquiao in an episode on Showtime Sports’ All Access: Pacquiao vs. Broner as posted on boxingscene.com. “If he wins, maybe [this] year one fight and then that’s it. I pray for that.”Pacquiao turned 40 last month but he is coming off an impressive showing in his previous fight six months ago when he stopped Argentine strongman Lucas Matthysse in the seventh round—his first knockout since 2009—to win the WBA (regular) welterweight title in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe eight-division champion, however, doesn’t appear to be leaning towards walking away at this point especially with a title bout against Broner happening a week from now.“When that time comes, I will know that,” Pacquiao said. “But right now, I listen to my body, not to my mind. And also, I’m enjoying it. I don’t feel like 40 years old.” SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Sports Wrap: Du Plessis emerges as South Africa’s hero, Rosberg steps out of Hamilton’s shadow and more

By on November 20, 2019

first_imgFaf du Plessis is South Africa’s hero, Australia’s villain Faf du Plessis who was charged for ball-tampering after the second Test, replied in fine fashion, scoring 118* in the first innings of the day-night Test in Adelaide.Nico Rosberg shakes off Lewis Hamilton’s shadowLewis Hamilton won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix but Nico Rosberg’s second position was enough for him to win his maiden Formula One world championship on Sunday.Keke Rosberg savours son Nico Rosberg’s Formula One successThe Rosbergs became only the second father and son combination to win the title and 1982 champion Keke Rosberg became the first to actually see his son achieve the feat.Mourinho sent off on bad day for United as Arsenal win againManchester United manager Jose Mourinho was sent off for the second time in a month as the controversial coach watched his side draw 1-1 at home to West Ham United and lose more ground in the Premier League title race.Barcelona stumble again at Real Sociedad with 1-1 drawLionel Messi’s equalizer could only salvage a point against a less talented but more inspired Sociedad side that left the titleholders six points behind leader Real Madrid.last_img read more

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Mets’ Wheeler Shuts Down Marlins, 1-0

By on November 18, 2019

first_imgMIAMI — Zack Wheeler and the New York Mets got the best of Andrew Heaney during the Marlins prospect’s major league debut.Wheeler tossed his first shutout and made David Wright’s first-inning home run hold up in the Mets’ 1-0 victory over Miami on the night of June 19.“He showed you exactly what we’ve been talking about all along — plus stuff. Tremendous, great effort,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said of Wheeler. “He went after them. It was his night.”Wheeler (3-7) outdueled Heaney in the longest outing of the Mets starter’s career.“It feels great, I know I can do it every time out,” Wheeler said. “I know I have the stuff. It finally feels good to go out there and do it and be efficient with my pitches and get ahead of guys.”New York, which won at St. Louis on June 18, has consecutive victories for the first time since a three-game streak from May 31-June 2. The Mets had dropped eight straight on the road before June 18.Wheeler, the No. 6 pick in the 2009 draft, struck out eight. He allowed three hits and one walk, and 70 of his 111 pitches were strikes. He pitched to only one batter over the minimum and was helped by three double plays.“Anytime somebody gets on, whether it be a walk or hit, you just try to make a pitch and get a double play. I was able to do that,” Wheeler said. The 24-year old right-hander lowered his ERA to 0.96 in four starts against the Marlins.“He didn’t miss over the plate much,” Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia said. “He was really good with locating his pitches off the plate. He threw a lot of fastballs, like we expected, but he didn’t leave anything over the plate.“You’ve got to tip your cap to a guy who pitched a great game.”Heaney (0-1) gave up four hits in six innings, allowing only Wright’s home run. The 23-year old lefty, the ninth pick in the 2012 draft, struck out three and walked one.“He did a nice job, gave us a chance and kept us in the game,” Marlins Manager Mike Redmond said. “He gave up one pitch to a really good hitter for a home run and that was it. He executed his pitches, got his pitch count up high early, but then settled in.“All in all it was a good start for him.” It was a battle between two young starters that could see a lot of each other in coming years in the NL East.“That’s what the game is coming to,” Collins said. “The game is changing where those big power arms are coming up in every organization, and they’re all young.”Heaney allowed an infield hit to Eric Young, Jr. to begin the game, but got Daniel Murphy to bounce into a double play. Wright then hit his sixth homer of the season off the sculpture in deep left-center field.No one else got into scoring position against Heaney.“I had no expectations, to be honest,” Heaney said. “I just wanted to pitch well. I felt early on I didn’t know how it was going to go. It was kind of on the edge with every guy. From that fourth inning on I got into a rhythm.”Bryan Morris relieved Heaney in the seventh and faced a bases loaded situation, but he got Wheeler to ground out and end the threat.Wheeler, who made his much-anticipated debut a year and a day before Heaney, complimented his mound opponent. “I sat on the bench in between innings and just watched him, knowing that I was there not too long ago and knowing how he felt,” Wheeler said. “He has a good arm, and I think he’s going to do well.”Kevin Gregg pitched the ninth in his season debut with Miami. He earned 61 saves for the Marlins in 2007-08. Reed Johnson singled in the ninth off Wheeler with two outs, but Rafael Furcal lined out to center to end the game. Wheeler threw a 95 mph fastball on his final pitch.“I still had plenty,” Wheeler said.(CHRISTOPHER STOCK)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Greece Imports Referees as Fix for Soccer Violence

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first_imgATHENS (AP) — When Greek league rivals AEK Athens and PAOK Thessaloniki met last season, a disallowed goal late in the match — which was, finally, allowed — threw the sport into chaos.PAOK’s owner stormed onto the field in protest with a gun strapped to his belt, the league was suspended for two weeks, and FIFA forced Greece to make a series of urgent reforms or face expulsion from international competition.On Sunday, the two teams played again, under new regulations that league organizers hope will finally keep the peace. Referees are now being imported for controversial matches involving major clubs where there is a potential for violence. Finnish referee Mattias Gestranius and his linesmen were the first foreigners to be in charge of a Greek league game in 43 years.By all accounts, the experiment at Toumba Stadium in Thessaloniki was a success.“Gestranius shut doubters up, no complaints from PAOK and AEK,” Greek sports website goalpost.gr wrote, adding that referee was impartial throughout the match.Even those who had some criticisms remarked that the presence of an international official made players and coaches behave better.In this Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, photo PAOK fans burn flags and team scarves of AEK Athens during a Greek Soccer League match between PAOK and AEK Athens at Toumba stadium in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)“If he had been Greek, he would have heard an earful, because he allowed rough play, especially by the home team,” sports writer Yiannis Lambiris wrote in Monday’s edition of daily Ta Nea. “He did not wish to overuse the whistle … in any case, the players and the benches behaved themselves, because they knew they could not get away (with protests).”And, indeed, when an assistant on the PAOK bench started loudly protesting a referee decision in the 17th minute, he was immediately sent off.In the end PAOK won 2-0, without any incident. PAOK now shares first place in the league, even though it started the season with minus-2 points, deducted for fan behavior last season.Greek soccer has been troubled for decades by crowd violence and corruption allegations, and league organizers last experimented with overseas referees in the mid-1970s.The powerful bosses of Greek soccer, with interests in shipping and the news media, routinely erupt in anger after lost matches, calling referee decisions into question as being manipulated and unfair. But four games into the new season and the league so far has been quiet.Under the FIFA-supervised changes, a referee selection committee is headed by retired Portuguese referee Vitor Melo Pereira, along with two other overseas selections on the five-member panel.In this Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, photo Finnish international referee Mattias Gestranius asks for the ball during a Greek Soccer League match between PAOK and AEK Athens at Toumba stadium in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)After stepping in, Pereira brought since-retired Spanish referee David Fernandez Borbalan for the Greek Cup final at a heavily policed Olympic Stadium in Athens. PAOK beat AEK 2-0 for the trophy but AEK went onto to win the league. More importantly, Borbalan’s refereeing was widely praised and the potentially explosive final ended without incident.Gerstanius, unlike Borbalan, is not classified as an “elite referee” in the international classification system, which includes four categories (Elite, First, Second and Third). As a First Category referee he was also reportedly paid less for the game, 3,000 euros ($3,500), than Borbalan’s 6,000 ($7,000).AEK will have to play another foreign-refereed game next Sunday, against host Olympiakos.Normally, both teams would now be bickering over the choice of referee, with club leaders competing in making inflammatory statements, setting the stage for another potentially explosive encounter. Now, sports authorities hope it will merely be another hard-fought game.___By DEMETRIS NELLAS and DEREK GATOPOULOS , Associated PressAssociated Press writer Costas Kantouris in Thessaloniki contributed to this report.In this Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, photo PAOK fans light flares during a Greek Soccer League match between PAOK and AEK Athens at Toumba stadium in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki. Under new regulations the Greek football league can import international referees for controversial matches involving major clubs where there is a potential for violence. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)In this Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, photo Finnish international referee Mattias Gestranius, center, shakes hands with the players before a Greek Soccer League match between PAOK and AEK Athens at Toumba stadium in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki. Gestranius and his fellow Finnish linesmen were the first foreigners to be in charge of a Greek league game in 43 years, at Thessaloniki’s Toumba Stadium. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Adrian Martinez Says Nebraska Gets Up To Play One Big Ten Rival

By on October 26, 2019

first_img Last year Iowa narrowly beat Nebraska in a 31-28 win, but this year’s edition will be in Lincoln.The Hawkeyes currently own a four-game winning streak in the series – their longest in the rivalry’s history – and have won five of their last six games against Nebraska. Of those five wins though, three of them have come in Lincoln.Martinez certainly seems excited for the next chance to play Iowa – and the Nebraska fans certainly will be too. Adrian Martinez lifts his helmet in the air for Nebraska after a win during the 2018 college football season.LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 20: Quarterback Adrian Martinez #2 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers and wide receiver JD Spielman #10 acknowledge the fans after the win against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Memorial Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez got his first taste of college football the hard way last year. As a freshman he started his career 0-6, and finished 4-8. But there was one game that stood out to him that he’s looking forward to in a Big Ten rematch for next year.Speaking to the media this week via OurQuadCities, Martinez pointed to the annual Nebraska-Iowa game as one he really looks forward to and gets up for. He pointed out that the fans are even more passionate about that game, as were the rival Hawkeyes.“You know I think Nebraska fans in general are really passionate about every game,” said Nebraska sophomore quarterback Adrian Martinez. “But the Iowa one seemed to strike them a little bit more and I think Iowa was really into it as well.”The Nebraska-Iowa football rivalry is among the oldest in the country, dating back to the 1890s. Though the two schools were in separate conferences until 2011, they frequently scheduled non-conference matchups together.Nebraska has historically dominated the rivalry to the tune of a 29-17-3 lead, but Iowa has been on a hot streak.last_img read more

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Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Catches Fire in the Med

By on October 24, 2019

first_imgzoom Royal Caribbean International’s cruise ship Splendour of the Seas caught fire in one of its its two engine rooms in the morning hours of October 22 while sailing to Argostoli, Greece.The fire was contained and extinguished by the ship’s fire suppression system, according to Royal Caribbean.20 crew members and 1 passenger were treated for smoke inhalation. One crew member is reportedly still being treated.Some of the guests were also evacuated from their staterooms as a precaution.Splendour of the Seas was able to continue with the voyage, but the setback forced the 1995-built cruise ship to omit a call to Argostoli in Greece, and proceed directly to the next stop of Venice, Italy.All systems on the ship are reportedly functioning.Splendour of the Seas is currently on a seven-night sailing that departed Venice on Saturday, October 17, and includes port calls to Kotor, Montenegro; and Corfu, Athens, Mykonos, and Argostoli in Greece.last_img read more

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Hot Docs 17 Crafting the perfect pitch

By on October 15, 2019

first_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment For doc-makers, pitching is often a necessary evil when it comes to bringing their projects to life.In a session titled “Pitch Perfect” at Hot Docs on Monday (May 1), Hot Docs Forum alumni discussed how they made their projects stand out in the documentary market and how their pitch translated into a finished film. Panelists included producers and directors of 32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide, Bill Nye: The Science Guy (pictured) and Ask the Sexpert — all films which successfully received funding in past Hot Docs Forums.The group offered advice to doc-makers on how to fine-tune  pitches and suggested ways to carry a project through to completion. Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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Arab FMs to meet Sunday on Syria peace conference

By on October 12, 2019

first_imgCAIRO – Arab foreign ministers will meet in Cairo on November 3 to discuss backing the Syrian opposition at a proposed Geneva peace conference, a top Arab diplomat said Monday.Asked whether the ministers would discuss providing backing for the opposition groups, Arab League deputy chief Ahmed Ben Hilli told reporters “the meeting on Sunday will look into this matter.”Ben Hilli said an official date for the Geneva meeting has not been set. Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi had previously said the meeting would take place on November 23.Efforts to convene the conference next month have met with several obstacles, with a key opposition group refusing to attend if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s resignation is not on the agenda.National Coalition leader Ahmed Jarba, who had requested backing from the Arab foreign ministers, said the umbrella opposition group would negotiate only “a transfer of all power and then the departure of the mass killer (Assad).”Assad has shown no sign of backing down after a two-and-a-half-year civil war that has left more than 115,000 people dead, saying he is ready to standfor re-election next year.Damascus has also insisted that Assad’s resignation will not be on the table at the Geneva meeting.last_img read more

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