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Black Sigatoka disease still a threat to farmers

first_imgLocalNews Black Sigatoka disease still a threat to farmers by: – April 13, 2012 386 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Black Sigaotaka infected banana. Photo credit: apsnet.orgTop player in the banana markets here are urging farmers to remain cognizant of the Black Sigatoka disease and to be on high alert.Several banana exporting countries have been plagued with Black Sigatoka; a deadly fungal disease which affects banana, and can cut a tree’s fruit production in half. So far Dominica is the only banana producing country free from the disease. Head of the Plant Protection and Quarantine Services in the Ministry of Agriculture and forestry Ryan Anselm said farmers should report any signs of the disease to the respective bodies.“The disease is around us. It is everywhere. Dominica is the only banana producing country without it and we want farmers to notify any signs and symptoms. We have advised them to plant plantains as an indicator plant”.According to Anselm, farmers should not take samples and carry them to the lab or extension officers.“We are advising them to leave the samples in the field. We will come in, we will diagnose the problem and we will put emergency action plans into practice,” he added.He advises hucksters and travelers to adhere to proper quarantine measures which have been implemented.“People going on vacation into countries where the disease is known to be present…if you are on a banana farm and plantain farm, please do not bring your clothing back to Dominica. If you are bringing the clothing back then you should wash them in warm water…” he advised.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Solskjaer: Man United must get closer to Liverpool

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer has told his Manchester United team that their primary goal this season has to be to get closer to Liverpool FC and Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table. The Red Devils finished third last term in Solskjaer’s first full campaign in charge as they secured a return to the Champions League for this season. However, Manchester United were way off the pace in terms of the title last season, with the Red Devils ending up 33 points behind champions Liverpool FC. The Red Devils have not been particularly busy in the summer transfer window so far, with Manchester United having only brought in midfielder Donny van de Beek from Ajax. Manchester United were boosted by the signing of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon in the January transfer window as the Portuguese playmaker helped to inspire the Red Devils towards a third-placed finish in the Premier League. Solskjaer underlined his view that the Red Devils are capable of closing the gap to the top two teams in the league this term. “The next step is to move closer to the top two teams, let’s see how much of that gap we can close,” Solskjaer said.Advertisement “Realistically, the two teams in front of us have been way ahead of the rest, it’s a chasing pack and we want be the best of that chasing pack and who knows? Crazier things have happened in football. read also:Zaha double helps Palace beat Man Utd at Old Trafford “We’ll just have to start the league well and have to be consistent. I don’t want to take anything away from this group because we’ve added some top personalities. “We’ve got Dean (Henderson) in, you’ve got Donny, Paul (Pogba) is fit now, Bruno (Fernandes) came in and his first game was February 1 or something like that so he’s not been here long. “Eric Bailly as well has come back, he looks fit and really good so we hope we can move forward and who’s to say that we can’t?” Manchester United will take on Luton Town in the third round of the EFL Cup on Tuesday night. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted ContentTV Characters Who Hated Each Other But Later Became Friends8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In Thailand10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Truly Mysterious Things That Have Happened On Chinese Soillast_img read more

Dynatech renews awards program for IMCA Modified drivers

first_imgBOONVILLE, Ind.– Dynatech Headers has renewed an awards program benefitting IMCA Modified drivers for an 11th season.The 2015 national IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified champion earns a $500 product certificate from the Boonville, Ind., exhaust systems and related components manufacturer. The runner-up receives $350, with $250 for third and $100 for seventh. Certificates will be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed from the IMCA home office the following week.Information about Dynatech-made products is available by calling 800 848-5850, on Facebook and at the website.“Dynatech is a key part of the Afab Corporation and a partner we feel fortunate to work with,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “The renewal of their support is much appreciated in 2015.”last_img read more

Sprint Series of Oklahoma reschedules Longdale show

first_imgBy David Smith Jr.LONGDALE, Okla. – Saturday night’s event at Longdale Speedway for the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series of Oklahoma presented by Smiley’s Racing Products and the United Rebel Sprint Series Myers Racing Engines national was canceled because of rain.Track and series officials have rescheduled this combined event for Saturday, Aug. 26.The next event for the Sprint Series of Oklahoma will be held Friday, April 21, at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, for the second of seven races scheduled at the speedway. In the season opener on March 25, it was Wichita Falls, Texas driver Chad Koch getting the best of a 31-car field to capture his first-ever series victory.last_img

IMCA Modifieds, Northern SportMods featured at Placerville Speedway’s Donnie Tilford Tribute

first_imgSome of the top talent in the Golden State is expected to be on hand for the IMCA Modified por­tion with names such as Bobby Hogge IV, Troy Foulger, Ryan McDaniel, Nick DeCarlo, Kellen Chadwick, Duane Cleveland and others. With drivers like that it is sure to be a can’t miss show on the quarter-mile Placerville clay oval. PLACERVILLE, Calif. – Both IMCA Modifieds and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods are on the Saturday card at Placerville Speedway’s annual Donnie Tilford Tribute.  The pit gate will open at 2 p.m. with the front gate opening at 3 p.m. The drivers’ meeting will be at 4:30 p.m. with cars on the track for wheel packing at 5. Hot laps, qualifying and racing will fol­low. Live music will be performed in the grandstand midway by Kylie Segura.  The April 27 Modified feature is a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier, paying $1,500 to win, $800 for second, $600 for third, $450 for fourth, $375 for fifth and a minimum of $75 to start. Northern SportMods race for $500 to win and a minimum of $50 to start.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and E3 Spark Plugs State points will be awarded in both divisions; Modifieds also earn Larry Shaw Race Cars Western region points. The Northern SportMod main event last season turned out to be a thriller at the Donnie Tilford Tribute, which saw K.C. Keller pick up the win over Aaron Crowell and Brian Cooper. The Sport Mods always bring solid car counts throughout Northern California and expectations are to see a healthy one on Saturday night. Adult tickets are $15, while seniors 62-plus, military and juniors ages 12-17 are $13, children ages 6-11 are $6 and kids five and under are free. Tickets can also be purchased online by click­ing Placerville Speedway is located at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. The track is operated by Russell Motorsports Inc,, which can be reached at the track business office at 530 344-7592. The event this Saturday honors the late Donnie Tilford, one the most beloved stock car drivers in the history of Placerville Speedway.last_img read more

AP Sportlight

first_img1991 — London beats Frankfurt 24-11 in the first World League of American Football game.1993 — Winnipeg’s Teemu Selanne sets an NHL rookie points record in a 5-4 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Selanne scores two goals and an assist to give him 111 points, surpassing the 109 that Peter Stastny got with the Quebec Nordiques in 1980-81.1994 — Wayne Gretzky scores his 802nd goal, passing Gordie Howe as the greatest goal-scorer in NHL history. The Los Angeles Kings center scores in the second period for his 62nd NHL record.1996 — Michelle Kwan caps a near-perfect season by winning the women’s title in the World Figure Skating Championships for the United States’ first singles sweep since 1986.1997 — Laura Davies becomes the first LPGA player to win the same tournament four consecutive years, holing a 3-foot par putt on the first hole of a playoff with Kelly Robbins in the Standard Register Ping. 1956 — Bill Russell leads San Francisco to an 83-71 victory over Iowa in the NCAA basketball championship.1957 — North Carolina defeats Wilt Chamberlain and Kansas in triple-overtime to win the NCAA men’s championship. The Tar Heels win 54-53 to finish the season with a perfect 32-0 record.1968 — Lew Alcindor scores 34 points to lead UCLA to a 78-55 win over North Carolina in the NCAA basketball championship.1974 — N.C. State ends UCLA’s streak of seven national championships with an 80-77 victory in double overtime of the NCAA tournament semifinals. David Thompson leads the Wolfpack with 28 points and 10 rebounds, while teammate Tom Burleson scores 20 and pulls down 14 rebounds.1979 — Larry Holmes knocks out Osvaldo Ocasio in the seventh round in Las Vegas to retain his WBC heavyweight title. 1956 — San Francisco’s Bill Russell has 26 points and 27 rebounds to lead the Dons to an 83-71 win over Iowa and their second-straight national title and 55th consecutive victory, then an NCAA record.1962 — Paul Hogue scores 22 points and grabs 19 rebounds and Tom Thacker adds 21 to lead Cincinnati to a 71-59 victory over Ohio State for its second NCAA basketball championship.1970 — Jerry West of the Los Angeles Lakers wins his only NBA scoring title, accumulating 2,309 points in 74 games for a 31.2 ppg. average.1973 — Kansas City-Omaha’s Nate “Tiny” Archibald becomes the first player in NBA history to lead the NBA in both scoring (34.0 ppg.) and assists (11.4 apg.) in the same season.1975 — Muhammad Ali knocks out Chuck Wepner in the 15th round to retain the world heavyweight title in Cleveland. March 20, 2020 2002 — Brendan Shanahan of the Red Wings scores his 500th career goal, breaking a scoreless tie at 7:48 of the third period. Detroit beat Colorado 2-0.2002 — Iowa State’s Cael Sanderson becomes the first undefeated four-time NCAA wrestling champion at the NCAA Championships. Sanderson beats Lehigh’s Jon Trenge, 12-4, to win at 197 pounds and finish his career with a perfect 159-0 record.2003 — Tiger Woods closes with a 4-under 68 to win the Bay Hill Invitational for the fourth straight time. Woods becomes the first player since Gene Sarazen in the Miami Open (1926-30) to win the same event four straight times.2005 — Indiana’s Reggie Miller becomes the 13th NBA player to score 25,000 career points during the Pacers’ 100-93 win over San Antonio.2007 — Kobe Bryant becomes the second player in NBA history to score at least 50 points in four straight games when he scores 50 in the Lakers’ 111-105 win at New Orleans. Only Wilt Chamberlain has more, scoring at least 50 points in seven consecutive games during the 1961-62 season. Associated Press 1975 — Princeton becomes the first Ivy League school to win the NIT title with an 80-69 win over Providence.1979 — Indiana State, led by Larry Bird, advances to the NCAA Championship game by squeezing past DePaul 76-74. Bird has 35 points, 16 rebounds and 9 assists.1980 — Louisville beats UCLA 59-54 to win the NCAA basketball title.1992 — Pittsburgh’s Mario Lemieux becomes the 36th player in NHL history with 1,000 points, getting an assist in the second period of the Penguins’ 4-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings.1994 — Kansas State’s Askia Jones scores 62 points in 28 minutes in a 115-77 victory over Fresno State in the NIT quarterfinals. Jones shoots 18-for-25 from the floor, including 14-of-18 on three-pointers, and 12-for-16 from the line. 2010 — The NFL changes its overtime rules for playoff games to give both teams an opportunity to get the ball. Team owners vote 28-4 in favor of the proposal at the NFL meetings. Minnesota, Buffalo, Cincinnati and Baltimore oppose the change.March 241936 — Detroit’s Mud Bruneteau ends the longest game in NHL history with a goal after 116 minutes and 30 seconds (six overtimes) to edge the Montreal Maroons 1-0 in the semifinals of the Stanley Cup playoffs.1941 — Long Island University wins the NIT championship with a 56-42 victory over Ohio.1945 — NYU battles back from a ten-point deficit with two minutes to go to send the NCAA Tournament national semifinal game into overtime. NYU wins 70-65. At the time, a team got one free throw when fouled near end of game, but could elect instead to inbound the ball. Ohio State is fouled three times, opts to shoot the foul shot and misses each time. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMarch 231939 — Long Island University finishes the season undefeated after a 44-32 victory over Loyola of Chicago in the NIT championship.1948 — Alex Groza and Ralph Beard combine for 26 points to lead Kentucky to a 58-42 win over Baylor in the NCAA basketball championship. AP Sportlight 2013 — Florida Gulf Coast goes from shocking the men’s college basketball world to downright impressing it. The Eagles beat San Diego State 81-71 to become the first No. 15 seed to reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.2017 — Devin Booker scores 70 points, becoming the sixth different player in NBA history to reach that total, but the Boston Celtics get 34 points from Isaiah Thomas and outlast the Phoenix Suns 130-120.2018 — Nathan Chen completes six quadruple jumps in the free program to become the first U.S. winner of the men’s world figure skating title since 2009.2018 — Loyola Chicago romps to a 78-62 victory over Kansas State to cap off a stunning run through the bracket-busting South Regional. The Ramblers (32-5) match the lowest-seeded team ever to reach the Final Four, joining LSU (1986), George Mason (2006) and VCU (2011). The South is the first regional in tournament history to have the top four seeds — including overall No. 1 Virginia — knocked out on the opening weekend.MORE,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Real convinced Mourinho will stay

first_imgReal Madrid director Emilio Butragueno says the club are convinced Jose Mourinho will not leave at the end of the season.Former Chelsea boss Mourinho has been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge and has made it clear he misses the Premier League.But Butragueno told Sky: “There is no problem for us. No debate. He is under contract – he has two more years – and there is no question.AdChoices广告“He started a project last season, had a good second season, and the performance of the team is extremely good. We’re happy with him and his leadership.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

`We were `very, very poor’, laments Windies captain Pollard

first_imgHAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka (CMC) – Captain Kieron Pollard has slammed West Indies’ performance in Wednesday’s second One-Day International as “pretty, pretty poor” and has taken full responsibility for the manner of defeat which saw them concede yet another series on Sri Lankan soil.The Caribbean side produced a lack-lustre effort in the field as Sri Lanka piled up 345 for eight off their 50 overs, courtesy of hundreds from Man-of-the-Match Avishka Fernando (127) and Kusal Mendis (119).Facing a difficult run chase, West Indies rolled over with hardly a whimper, bundled out for 184 in the 40th over, to suffer a 161-run defeat – their heaviest ever to Sri Lanka.“It was the sort of start we were looking for, getting a few wickets early but I think after that it all went pear-shaped,” a despondent Pollard said following the defeat.“It started with me; that catch off Kusal Mendis – it would have been three wickets down then after that I don’t think we stuck to the plans long enough. Overall, we were outplayed by Sri Lanka.“At the end of the day we’re here to play international cricket of a high standard and I don’t think we were up to that standard today and at the end of the day if we had to rate this performance I think we were pretty, pretty poor.”Mendis was put down on two at first slip by Pollard in the third over off pacer Jason Holder and went on to post his second ODI hundred.Along with Fernando, Mendis helped post a record 239-run third-wicket stand, capitalising on loose Windies bowling to take command of the contest at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium.When the Windies chased, only Shai Hope with a top score of 51 off 65 balls and Nicholas Pooran with 31 off 41, showed any resistance. At one stage, the visitors were 130 for three but lost their last seven wickets for 54 runs.Pollard said the performance was made even more disappointing especially with the Windies trying to get back into the series after losing last Saturday’s opener.“In all three departments we weren’t here … and I think that’s disappointing for us. We’ve put in a lot of hard work and it didn’t show, and in a game like today’s where you want to win and level the series, I don’t think we showed up as a team,” Pollard lamented.“We can pinpoint a lot of little things but you don’t want to go into finer details. There’s a place for that – we’ll do that internally.“But overall as a team, we’re very, very disappointed, even with my performance today as well and not being able to rally the boys. I cop this one on the chin, I take this one and we move on to Kandy (for the series finale).”Pollard said even though the series was lost, he was still expecting a professional effort from the Windies in tomorrow’s last ODI.“Yes, we can’t win the series but every time we get the opportunity to play cricket you want to come out and do it the right way and win cricket matches,” the all-rounder stressed.last_img read more

6 of the Best – GVC’s Martin Lycka

first_img TAB NZ announces new executive team to lead new racing era August 27, 2020 Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Martin Lycka, GVC’s director of regulatory affairs.Read on to discover two very contrasting entries in the movie category, sporting dilemmas and a very different take for a best bet.Best HolidayWithout a doubt, New Zealand 2017 – a bunch of friends travelling halfway across the world and back to a fairy tale like land full of the most cheerful people you would ever come across. One of my mates managed to negotiate the whole 2 and 1/2 holiday with just hand luggage.Best AlbumCall me old school but the answer is Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles – timeless! Best Sporting ExperienceAny visit to a rugby game at Twickenham is out of this world atmosphere wise … having said that, where I’m originally from in the Czech Republic ice hockey is the religion, so the five league titles my team have won during my lifetime (so far) are definitely up there … as a Patriots fan I can’t complain either (the top experience: the 34-28 comeback win in Super Bowl LI).Best FilmI might be the first man ever to be prepared to publicly admit that I’ve seen Love Actually about 25 times; nonetheless, my all time favourite is Ridley Scott’s Gladiator … “my name is Maximus Decimus Meridius” (you know the rest) … Best BookDefinitely not a law book … Ken Follett and George R.R. Martin are very good “friends” of mine when it comes to choosing a book to read. Nonetheless, the best book I’ve ever read (one of the very few I’ve read twice) is Malevil by a French author called Robert Merle. Best Bet The Best Bet I’ve ever made was to relocate from my home country to London and start working in the gambling industry; don’t remember anymore though what the odds were back then. Share Share Related Articles StumbleUpon Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Submitlast_img read more