first_imgClassification of Laliga SmartBank since the arrival of Fernando Vázquez to Deportivo. The winter signing performance has also been righ now With Sabin Merino as a flag. Three goals in three games are the Basque striker. Emre Çolak, which premiered against Racing, managed a great goal to give the victory before being expelled. Before that encounter in front of the potters, The Coruña were at nine points away from salvation. Now they are also to nine, but of promotion playoff, and the euphoria has been unleashed in good part of sportsmanship.The most important achievement of the teacher Vazquez has been recover the mood of a template that was totally sunk. Get convert a losing group into another winner. On the board he has put a three central defense which has returned the security to what was the most thrashed team in the category. 35 conceded goals in the first 21 days. Somewhat received in the four games he leads.center_img Fernando Vázquez is he fashion man and there are plenty of reasons for that. The Galician coach took the reins of Sports in January and has managed to resurrect a team that seemed doomed to go down to Second B. Before debuting on the bench before the Numancia, the club from Coruña was colista. Today, after his victory in Albacete, he has come off the descent and is the leader of Segunda since he is leading. And it is that the blue and white count their matches by victories. Four of four. Twelve points out of twelve possible. A rhythm that has not been able to follow any other team in the category.Behind Deportivo of the ‘Vázquez League’ are located the Almeria and the Saragossa With nine points. The hands have a match less and they could hunt the one of Castrofeito, although it is also true that they lost in the farewell of 2019 to Huesca while the Depor, then with Luis César in command, he beat Tenerife.last_img read more


first_imgFC Barcelona’s Gerard Pique controls the ball during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MILAN — When Barcelona plays Tottenham on Wednesday it will bring back fond memories for the Catalan soccer giant.With continuing uncertainty over when the rebuilding of White Hart Lane will be finished, Tottenham is still playing its home matches at Wembley — England’s national stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Barcelona will be without the injured Sergio Roberto as well as defender Samuel Umtiti, who is suspended following his sending-off during the 4-0 win over PSV Eindhoven, when Messi scored a hat trick.Tottenham lost its opener to Inter Milan 2-1 after the Italian side scored two late goals to complete a dramatic comeback.That reignited Inter’s season, with Luciano Spalletti’s side winning its next three Serie A matches and it will be hoping to continue that run at Eindhoven.GROUP CLiverpool goalkeeper Alisson knows just how tough it will be at Napoli. Seven months ago before moving to England, Alisson was part of the Roma side that won 4-2 in Napoli when he had to save 11 of 13 shots on target.“It was one of the toughest games of the season for us in Serie A,” Alisson recalled ahead of the trip back to Italy.However, Napoli has not shown the same attacking flare under Carlo Ancelotti as it did under Maurizio Sarri — as exemplified in the scoreless draw at Red Star Belgrade in the group opener. It lost 3-1 to Juventus in the Italian league on Saturday.Although Alisson conceded twice in his first Champions League game with Liverpool two weeks ago, a stoppage time goal from Roberto Firmino sealed a 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield.“To beat a great team like PSG fills you with confidence,” Alisson said. As does still being unbeaten after seven games in the Premier League.A daunting trip to PSG has been made harder for Red Star Belgrade, which will be without fans after trouble in the second leg of its playoff at Salzburg. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Real Madrid’s final success last year came against Liverpool, the English power that this week travels to Napoli.Here is a look at the four Champions League groups on Wednesday:GROUP AAtletico Madrid has only lost once in nine matches across all competitions this season.It won its Champions League opener 2-1 at Monaco and is coming off a satisfactory 0-0 draw at Real Madrid, extending its run in La Liga to six consecutive visits to the Santiago Bernabeu without a loss.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Dominant debut for No. 1 pick Ayton in Suns’ exhibition game 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 awardcenter_img Goalkeeper Jan Olbak has been particularly miserly of late, having not conceded a goal in three successive matches.Borussia Dortmund will be in an even more buoyant mood when it hosts Monaco, after seizing the Bundesliga lead from Bayern on Saturday.While former midfielder Sebastian Kehl said it was “too early” for a title challenge, fans are dreaming of a repeat of the glory days under former coach Juergen Klopp, who led the side to back-to-back Bundesliga titles before the Champions League final in 2013.They will also be hoping to get their revenge, after a rampant Monaco side scored six goals in two games against the German side when the two met in the Champions League quarterfinals in 2017.The current Monaco outfit is a pale imitation, however, and Leonardo Jardim’s side heads to Dortmund bereft of confidence and unable to score, having suffered two straight defeats.GROUP BTottenham and Barcelona are meeting for only the third time in a competitive match, having previously faced each other in the semifinals of the European Cup Winners’ Cup when the Catalan club advanced.Facing Barcelona is more familiar territory for Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, who won only one of nine encounters while in charge of Espanyol.While Barcelona rested Lionel Messi on the weekend, Tottenham had a squad depleted by injuries against Huddersfield but Harry Kane did score his first double of the season in the Premier League victory.Tottenham will hope goalkeeper Hugo Lloris recovers from a thigh problem and playmaker Christian Eriksen recovers from a stomach injury for the visit of Barcelona. Midfielder Dele Alli has already been ruled out with a hamstring injury. Red Star supporters have been banned for the club’s first two away matches by UEFA, and the Serbian team was fined €30,000 ($34,700) for damages caused, for the throwing of objects, and for the setting off of fireworks.Considering PSG is heavy favorite to beat the team from Serbia at Parc des Princes, PSG coach Tuchel may be tempted to pick young players like defenders Colin Dagba and Stanley N’Soki, and forward Moussa Diaby.They have done well when selected this season, but Tuchel also knows PSG needs to bounce back after its opening defeat.Most likely, stars Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe will start the match and Tuchel will look to bring the youngsters on if and when the game is safe.GROUP DAfter comfortably beating Lokomotiv Moscow 3-0, Turkey’s Galatasaray knows it can take control of the group with another victory at Porto.Badou Ndiaye is unavailable after his red card in that match, while fellow midfielder Emre Akbaba broke a metatarsal in Friday’s win over Erzurumspor and will be out for some six weeks.Porto also lost an important player to injury as star striker Vincent Aboubakar ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Friday’s win over Tondela.Galatasaray is without a victory on the road in Europe in 13 matches, since a 3-2 success at Schalke in the Champions League round of 16 in March 2013.Porto drew its opener against Schalke, which ended its five-game losing start to the Bundesliga with a 1-0 win over Mainz on Saturday and will hope to kick on from there at Lokomotiv Moscow. Lokomotiv looked weaker than other recent Russian champions in its opening loss to Galatasaray and is struggling in the Russian league, with three wins from nine games.Of its summer signings, striker Fyodor Smolov was suspended for the Galatasaray defeat and has now injured his shoulder, while coach Yuri Syomin has struggled to fit 2014 World Cup winner Benedikt Hoewedes into his system.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Barcelona won the Champions League title at Wembley in 2011, beating Manchester United 3-1.Surprisingly it has triumphed in Europe just once since then — in 2015 — highlighting the failure of Lionel Messi and its host of other stars to fulfill their potential fully in the Champions League.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMoreover, its bitter rival Real Madrid has won the title four times in the same period.Another Spanish side in action, Atletico Madrid, has lost two of the past five finals — being beaten both times by Real Madrid. It hosts Club Brugge. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more


first_imgThis article appears in the current edition of our sister publication, Sport magazine. Download the free Sport iPad app from the Apple Newsstand, and follow on Twitter @SportmaguktalkSPORT’s sister publication Sport magazine interviewed Santi Cazorla. Read on to find out which team-mate he described as “annoying in training”!What has Alexis Sanchez brought to Arsenal this season?“He’s the best signing in the Premier League. There were plenty of good signings this summer – like Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas – but Alexis Sanchez has been huge for us. He’s ambitious, he wants to get better with every training session, and it was positive for him to leave Barcelona. He’s now playing with another mindset and he’s playing fantastically.”Does he work as hard in training as we see him do in matches?“Of course, Alexis Sanchez is as intense and annoying [laughs] in training as he is on the pitch. He’s so into football that he doesn’t want training to finish. Sometimes the manager is calling it off because training is over and Alexis is always kind of sad, because he loves to play football. His work ethic is a really positive influence for all of us.”Which player has influenced you the most in your career?“In the Spanish national team, Andres Iniesta and David Silva are two players who catch my eye and who I try to learn from. When I was younger at club level, I played for Villarreal – and I had a teammate who played differently to all of the rest. That was Juan Roman Riquelme – who retired just this year, by the way. I learned so much from him.”The Spanish national team had a tough World Cup after an incredible run of success. How close do you feel you are to getting it right again now?“Well, it’s really tough to know. Obviously there has been some changes within the Spanish team. David Villa, Xabi Alonso, Xavi Hernandez and Carles Puyol no longer play – so there are some newcomers in our team. I think that those new players will contribute with their positive attitude and their skills, but we need some time to integrate all this together and to start flourishing again.”You played in Spain until 2012, when you moved to Arsenal and London. Do you like living here or do you miss home?“I enjoy London a lot, it’s an amazing city – and I also get a lot of joy from playing the Premier League style of football. Also, it’s a great chance for my kids and for my family to get a new experience by living here.”This is crucial, Santi: have you found any good Spanish restaurants in London?“Yes, I go to plenty of Spanish restaurants – I used to go a lot with my girlfriend when I first arrived. It’s something that I recommend you do. There are some very good Spanish restaurants in London, like Cambio de Tercio, like Iberica, like [Café] Espana. I suggest you go there and grab some food.”Suggestions noted. Back to the football: you’re renowned as a two-footed player – is that a result of nature or nurture?“I have to say I’m lucky to be both-footed. I think I was born with that skill. But at the same time, my managers – ever since I was in the youth stages of football – they just demand me to work on that; to play with both feet.”January’s 2-0 win against Manchester City was seen as one of Arsenal’s – and your own – best performances of the season. What went so well in that game?“Before that game, I said that we had to play the perfect game to beat Manchester City. Last season, we lost that game and lost it badly – 6-3 was the final score. But we learned from it. To beat them this time, what we did was to defend together, to be united, to help each other. We were focused and we showed togetherness. We were really solid, especially at the back – and then when we had the ball, we used it really well. That game is sort of an example of what we have to do.”How do you achieve that level of performance again?“What we have to do is show more regularity. Sometimes we play really good games and the game after, we don’t play as good. We need to be consistent and play like that for a long period.”Arsenal tend to be at the business end of both the Champions League and Premier League – but what do you need to step up and win one of those competitions?“The key is belief. We are a good team, but when we played the FA Cup final last season, I could feel among the fans and among the club, some kind of fear to lose. That is something that we should remove from our minds now. Personally, I think that our squad is as good as Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City or Manchester United. We don’t envy their squads and we have the quality to fight with them face to face. It’s down to us to make that step forward.”Monaco are next in the Champions League. What do you know about them?“We’re kind of happy with the draw. We could have faced Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich – those are really hard teams to beat. But Monaco are also a good team. We played against them last summer in the Emirates Cup and they beat us at home. Radamel Falcao [who scored the only, decisive goal] is not there any more, obviously, but they are still doing well in their league. We are confident ahead of this tie, but we’re not underestimating them.”How do you relax away from football?“I spend a lot of time with my family. I’ve got two kids – a boy who’s five years old and a daughter who’s two years old. You have to take into consideration that winter here is hard! You don’t feel like going out a lot.”If your eldest is five, does he understand that it’s quite cool that his dad is a professional footballer?“Yeah, it’s crazy! He knows that I am an Arsenal player and he’s absolutely mad about it. I feel like I have double training every day: one here with the club and another one at home, because he plays a lot of PlayStation and he chooses Arsenal and knows every player.”Please tell us that he always plays you in his Arsenal team…“I stay on the bench. Sometimes the game itself puts me on the bench for no reason! My son is asking me: ‘Why, Daddy, you are always on the bench?’ I do not know how to answer.”If you weren’t a professional footballer, would you still play for fun?“My life is football. I am lucky to be a professional. But I think if I wasn’t, I would still play for a local team. Actually, this is what my brother does. He’s not a professional football player, but he plays in my region, in Asturias [northwest Spain], in lower football categories. If you are a football fan, if you enjoy the sport and you love it, then you play – no matter what.”Midfield Maestro Santi Cazorla wears the new PUMA evoSPEED 1.3 football boot 1 Santi Cazorla celebrates an Arsenal goal with Alexis Sanchez last_img read more


first_imgFORENSIC experts have completed the examination of the scene in Dungloe where the body of a man was found yesterday evening.Sources say that gardai are now satisfied that the death is not suspicious.The man who died is in his 30s and rented the property at Chapel Road in the town. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDUNGLOE BODY UPDATE: ‘DEATH NOT SUSPICIOUS’ was last modified: November 2nd, 2011 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:body founddungloenot suspiciouslast_img read more


first_imgDonegal Minor Hurlers Surprise Antrim.It doesn’t happen too often which makes it all the sweeter: a Donegal county hurling team deservedly beat their Antrim opponents. Admittedly the Saffrons fielded their U17 team but it must be remembered that the majority of the North West squad are also U17. A good day for manager Tom Clare and his boys; a good day for the support underage hurling is enjoying from the County Board; a great day for the teenage hurlers who are gradually coming of age.The writing was on the wall from the early minutes: a point from Tom Clare followed by a goal from Conor Griffen set the tone. Antrim kept in touch, mostly from forays towards the Donegal goal. Further points from full forward Clare, half-back Jack O’Loughlin and a brace from mid-fielder Eddie Lynch left the home team leading 1-05 to 1-03 at the break. The loss of the influential Kyle McGrath midway through the opening half due to a shoulder injury was eased by a high quality substitution in James Doherty. The only other sub used was Macauley Carr (for Mattie Porter) whose speed on the wing impressed. In passing it might also be noted that the squad had several of the starting 15 unavailable due to injury. Donegal started the second half with a flurry of scores. Goals in quick succession from Paul Nelson and Conor Griffen as well as points from Griffin, Clare, Sean Curran, Justin McBride and Sam Doherty ensured a well-earned victory. Antrim had a purple patch in the final quarter which kept the locals on their feet but it proved too little too late. The end result was: Donegal 3-10, Antrim 3-06.The home team and management may be happy with the overall balance of the squad. The fact that eight Donegal names were on the scoresheet, that the bulk of the scores came from play, that six different clubs figured in the starting fiveteen and that the Antrim keeper had a busy and productive day promises well for the future of this young squad. This was their third game of the season and the first ever victory at Ulster ‘A’ level. Manager Tom Clare was particularly pleased that his squad put two good halves together.The Donegal team was: David Ireland (St.Eunans), Kiaran Rami (Aodh Rua), Kyle McGrath (Burt), Eugene Drummond (Aodh Rua), Stephen Doherty (St. Eunans), Jack O’Loughlin (Buncrana), Justin McBride (Setanta), Eddie Lynch (Aodh Rua), Paul Nelson (Buncrana), Conor O’Grady (St.Eunans), Sam Doherty (Buncrana), Sean Curran (Mac Cumhaills), Conor Griffen (Mac Cumhaills), Tom Clare (Buncrana), Matthew Porter(Carndonagh). The subs used were James Doherty and Macauley Carr, both from Buncrana.Referee Alan Nash, from Derry, kept the game flowing from start to finish.  GAA NEWS: DONEGAL MINORS UPSET THE ODDS AGAINST ANTRIM was last modified: April 1st, 2014 by John2Share 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:AntrimdonegalMinor Hurlerslast_img read more


first_imgA new initiative by Donegal County Council’s Litter Management team to tackle dog fouling in public places has received a very positive response from members of the public.This new initiative sees colourful paw prints stencilled on footpaths clearly indicating where dog owners should be disposing of their dog’s litter.Martin Roarty, Litter Warden for Letterkenny MD, who first introduced the idea to the Council said this is a simple initiative. “I have seen this working in other places and I thought it would be an idea to try it out in Letterkenny first and I am delighted with the response we have received. It is a great way to deliver an important message in a friendly and positive way and of communicating with the general public on an important issue”.“We have stencilled colourful paw prints on the footpaths leading to a bin with the simple message ‘clean it up, any bag, any bin”.“It is about reminding dog owners of their responsibility to clean up after their dogs and we have targeted areas where dogs are normally walked and where dog fouling has been causing a nuisance.“We hope to introduce this to other areas in the county in the coming weeks and months and last week myself and my colleague Pearse McCrory brought our stencils to the Shorefront in Buncrana where we once again got a positive response from the public.” He added that dog waste is not just smelly and unsightly, it can cause serious problems in that it pollutes our water and poses a health risk for people, especially children as well as pets.“Dog owners should always clean up after their dogs and dispose of pet waste properly.“We are keen to remind the public that you don’t need a special bin to dispose of pet waste, it can be put in any bin as long as it is bagged properly” says Martin Roarty.It adds up. One pile of pet waste might not seem like a lot; however, thousands of dogs live in Donegal, generating large amounts of waste throughout the county every day.When not disposed of properly, this waste washes into local waterways and causes problems with human and pet health such as giardia; roundworms; salmonella; other viruses and parasites impacting on water quality and reducing oxygen for fish. Dog owners or handlers who do not dispose of dog waste in a responsible way could receive an on the spot fine of €150 and failure to pay this fine can lead to prosecution in the District Court with a maximum fine of €3,000.New dog-fouling plan to give owners ‘paws’ for thought was last modified: July 18th, 2018 by StephenShare 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:councilDog foulingdonegalplanlast_img read more


first_imgThis time last year Letterkenny won the overall title of Ireland’s Most Enterprising Town.Along with the trophies came a small prize fund.Letterkenny Chamber had long discussions with the other stakeholders and after much deliberation it has decided to put some of the money towards the development of the market Square. Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce is promoting a comprehensive review of how the Market Square works as a public space and the potential use of this focal point on Main Street into the future.With the help of Donegal County Council and students from Queens University Belfast the views of people using Main Street will be sought during a day-long consultation event on Friday 6th December.Leonard Watson, President of Letterkenny Chamber explained “The Market Square when it was built was the jewel in the crown of Letterkenny Town Centre, however, over the years it has become clear that the space is not as accessible or suitable for events as was first thought. We have all stood at the square and had conversations about it.“As a Chamber we have organized events and have tried to use the band stand for various activities, but we realized we needed to be closer to the street. So, we thought this consultation fitted well with these ongoing conversations.” Individuals will be able to discuss their ideas and help inform the future use and layout of the Square as a space with potential to be used in any number of ways.The next stage, informed by comments gathered during the consultation day, is to commission a Design Competition funded by Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce from which detailed plans can be developed as the basis to implement the redevelopment of the Market Square should funding opportunities become available.This will be an on-street event taking place from 10am to 4.30pm.  Those carrying out the consultation will be located at Market Centre so call down and give your opinion.All views and opinions on the future visions for the Square are welcome and will be reflected in the design brief for the proposed design competition.Come and join us in shaping the future of this important place. Come and share your vision for Letterkenny’s Market Square this Friday was last modified: December 3rd, 2019 by StephenShare 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:ConsultationdonegalletterkennyMarket Squarelast_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In 2017, Cooper Farms donated a total of more than 267,000 pounds of cooked and ready-to-cook meat products to local churches, programs and organizations.“Cooper Farms prides itself on giving back to the local community,” said COO Gary Cooper. “We know there are a lot of people in need in our surrounding area. Being able to help those people by providing them with a healthy protein is the least we can do, and we’re more than happy to do it.”Some top recipients of these donations were the West Ohio Foodbank receiving over 95,000 pounds, St. Mary’s Catholic Food Pantry receiving nearly 26,000 pounds and Northwest Ohio Foodbank receiving nearly 23,000 pounds throughout the year. Cooper Farms has established very close relationships with these various organizations through these donations over the years.“Being able to provide these families with food is great, but getting to know the people involved in these various groups and programs has been just as rewarding,” said Heather Cooper, Cooper Farms stockholder. “Their mission is something to be admired, so we’re glad to be a part of it.”last_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Joel PenhorwoodThe Ohio Beef Expo is a time when beef breeders come together to talk the latest in genetics and issues hitting the cattle industry.Bruce Smith of COBA/Select Sires pointed out an increasing change in where beef breeding materials are heading, showing a slight shift in Ohio’s cattle production mindset.“We have a huge new competitor in our beef market for the semen quantity, and that’s the dairy cows,” said Smith. “A significant number of dairy cows are being bred to beef semen and they’re using sexed semen to make their female replacements and the rest are getting bred to beef.”Hard dairy prices as of late have caused the dairy producers to be more precise in their herd continuation, including setting the lower milking cows to a new career path. Smith said this has proven to be financially appealing for some farmers.“They’re getting a premium at some level on those beef cross calves compared to a purebred Holstein cow,” he said. “There are some feeders that have figured out that this is a good place to be and it’s still an evolving market trying to find what are the best and right genetics. At this point, it seems to be very feeder specific, but they’re working on it and there are a group of feeders in this area that are concentrating on that.”With this new influx on the market, how has it hit beef semen supplies?“It can be significant because as we continue to fine tune what type of beef bulls they’re looking for, then those bulls are becoming a very tight supply. The dairymen’s first interest is making sure he has a pregnancy, so when we identify the most fertile bulls, those are the first ones they’re interested in, and then some of the other qualities with ribeye area size and so on. It is significantly affecting our availability on some beef sires,” Smith said.The 2019 Ohio Beef Expo runs through Sunday, March 17.last_img read more


first_imgSports persons and officials hold Queen’s Baton at Qutub Minar in New delhi on Friday.The Commonwealth Games seems to be finally catching up with Delhi’ites as the Queen’s Baton reached the host city.The baton, which has been around the world in the 71 Commonwealth countries in a journey that took almost a year, was hosted by the three armed forces on Friday morning at the India Gate, in a ceremony that showcased all the pomp and pageantry associated with the Services.There were schoolchildren to add vibrancy and enthusiasm to the occasion and even the early morning timing could not deter them from showing their excitement.The armed forces band provided its own unique setting for the event.The baton had to rise early as it was taken to Vijay Chowk at 7 am from where it made its way to the Amar Jawan Jyoti.It then travelled to other landmarks of the city – the Lotus Temple, Teen Murti Bhawan, Qutab Minar and the Delhi Secretariat.On Saturday, it will be at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib and St. Columba’s Cathedral – before paying a visit to the Games Village.Other places the baton, which carries a message from the British monarch, will go to are Rajghat, Jama Masjid, Akshardham Temple and the Red Fort.The journey will end at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Sunday, where the 19th Commonwealth Games will be declared open on Sunday. Queen Elizabeth’s message will be read aloud at the opening ceremony of the Games.advertisementThe nearly 20,000km the baton has travelled is the longest relay in its history. It also has the facility to capture images and sounds as it travels around the nations of the Commonwealth. With Global Positioning System technology, it can be tracked down to its exact location.The relay is said to symbolise the unity and shared ideals of the Commonwealth.The relay was launched on October 29 last year at Buckingham Palace in London, with Queen Elizabeth II handing the baton to President Pratibha Devisingh Patil.The first Baton bearer was rifle shooter Abhinav Bindra, India’s first individual Olympic gold medallist, making the country proud at Beijing in 2008.Bindra began the baton’s journey with a relay around the Queen Victoria Monument. The first team of baton bearers included Sebastian Coe, Kapil Dev, Sania Mirza, Milka Singh, Kelly Holmes, Vijender Kumar and Susan Gilroy, to name a few.Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi had the thrill of holding the baton and walking down the Rajpath.”I’m feeling very proud about the baton. It’s come all the way from London, covering a distance of 190,000 kilometres without a blemish,” said Kalmadi.last_img read more