Locals undefeated in the Downey Tourney

first_imgThe tournament, among the best in Southern California, draws 32 teams and hosts games at three sites. The tournament concludes Monday with games at South Gate Park and Downey High School. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Saturday’s games: At South Gate Park, (4 fields), 9520 Hildreath Ave., South Gate: 9 a.m., Winners bracket championship round: Kennedy vs. Santa Fe; Katella vs. Downey; Torrance vs. Garden Grove; Gahr vs. San Pedro. 1 p.m., Winners bracket consolation round: S. Torrance vs. Bishop Montgomery; N. Torrance vs. St. Matthias; Santa Monica vs. Sylmar; JSerra vs. Villa Park. At Downey High School (2 fields), 11040 Brookshire, Downey: 9 a.m., Consolation championship bracket: Norwalk vs. Downey Calvary Chapel; Carson vs. Huntington Beach. 1 p.m., Consolation bracket: Glenn vs. Fremont, Cerritos vs. Artesia. At Rio San Gabriel Park (2 fields), 9612 Ardine St., Downey: 9 a.m., Consolation championship bracket: Palos Verdes vs. Westchester; Paramount vs. Chino. 1 p.m., Consolation bracket: St. Joseph vs. St. Bernard; W. Torrance vs. Redondo Union. center_img L.A. City power San Pedro High, tournament host Downey and the San Gabriel Valley League’s Gahr are among the eight teams still undefeated as the Downey Classic high school softball tournament resumes Saturday morning. The tournament, which began last weekend, continues with games Saturday and concludes with winners bracket and consolation bracket championships on Monday. last_img read more

Wright says son Shaun is going down with QPR

first_imgIan Wright has told the Press Association he believes son Shaun Wright-Phillips and his QPR team-mates will be relegated.The former Arsenal and England striker says Rangers’ expensive signings have simply failed to deliver and would be lucky to get a single point from their remaining 10 fixtures.“I think the players that have come in have not performed to the level that they should, simple as that,” he said.“I think that they’ve got quality players but they’re just not playing well, none of them.“You look at their run-in and I honestly can’t see them getting a point out of that so it looks like, for me, Wigan, QPR and Wolves [to go down].”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Chaskalson to receive official funeral

first_img3 December 2012The late Arthur Chaskalson, the first president of South Africa’s Constitutional Court following the advent of democracy in 1994, will receive a special official funeral, the Presidency said on Monday.The former Chief Justice passed away at Johannesburg’s Milpark hospital on Saturday after a brief illness.“This category of the funeral is reserved for distinguished persons specifically designated by the President of the Republic of South Africa,” the Presidency said in a statement.National flags will fly at half-mast at all flag stations in the country from Monday to Friday. A private family funeral will take place at Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg on Monday, with President Jacob Zuma expected to attend.The Presidency said that Zuma had “learned with great sadness” of Chaskalson’s passing away.“On behalf of all South Africans, we reach out to his wife and family as we salute a life inseparable from South Africa’s march to freedom,” Zuma said in a statement. “We wish the Chaskalson family strength during this difficult time. Our thoughts are with them.”Chaskalson served as the first President of the Constitutional Court. He also served as Chief Justice of South Africa from November 2001 until his retirement in 2005.Zuma said Chaskalson’s life had embraced a courageous role in the fight against apartheid, in the negotiated transition and the shaping of country’s constitutional democracy, as well as in the building of the post-apartheid society based on reconciliation, reconstruction and a South African nationhood.Former president Nelson Mandela appointed Chaskalson president of the Constitutional Court in 1994. He also served as South Africa’s Chief Justice from November 2001 until 2005.Chaskalson was part of the defence team in the Rivonia Trial in which Mandela and seven others were sentenced to life imprisonment.Throughout his life, Chaskalson worked on the legal defence of opponents of apartheid.In 1978, he helped to establish the Legal Resources Centre, of which Mandela once said: “This remarkable institution perhaps did more than any other in the 1970s and 1980s to challenge executive abuses, and to be a legal voice for the voiceless.”Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

Between the Rows kicks off the 2016 growing season

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Jevon Rockwell, Erie CountyWe have about 300 acres of corn and 100 acres of beans in. We started on April 20 with corn and the 21st with beans. It is actually a little wet and the soil temperature is still pretty cold, which is why we have held off on planting progress.It was a really mild winter. It seems like our sandy soils are really holding the moisture this spring. Our heavier black ground seems to have dried off better. The sand always stays colder too.The soil conditions are pretty good considering the rain and snow we had three weeks ago. My brother and I are fourth generation and we work with our dad. We raise corn, soybeans and wheat. We have backed off on wheat and have about 250 acres this year. We don’t bale the straw and inter-seed our wheat with soybeans. It makes a nice rotation. We plant the beans right around the end of May and there have been times when those beans have yielded the same as our other beans. We plant beans in 15-inch rows and put the wheat in 15-inch rows with a Great Plains drill. We have tried short-season beans and found that a fuller season works better. We have been doing that for eight or 10 years and it is really a timing factor to get it right.We are 95% conventional tillage. Last fall we did a lot of deep tillage and needed to get the ground worked up. It helps get the ground warmed up and dried out a little earlier. Our sand always stays wet and cold and tillage helps with the insects too.For the rest of this week’s reports, click here.last_img read more

iPhone 5S Rumors Point To August Release, iPad In April

first_imgdan rowinski Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Apple#iPad#iPhone center_img The iPhone and iPad rumor mills have become a tired and played out annual rite of the gadget wars. When are they coming? What will they look like? Apple rumors are big business, even when they are horribly inaccurate.The latest rumors making the circuit concern the timing of Apple releases for the fifth-generation iPad and the so-called iPhone “5S.” According to Rene Ritchie from Apple-centric blog iMore, we could see the next iPads coming in April. The iPhone 5S is likely scheduled for late summer, probably August. Too Soon? Another New iPadApple has accelerated its iPad release schedule over the past year. The first three iPads came out once a year, with announcements coming in March. Apple then flipped the script at the end of 2012, announcing both the iPad Mini and the fourth-generation iPad at the end of October. Here we are getting a new iPad, allegedly, about six months later.This is will probably not comfort Apple consumers that felt duped after buying the third-generation “new” iPad last year only to see the fourth-generation come out in time for the holiday shopping season. People seem to want to have this odd notion that when they get the “new” iPad, it is actually, you know, new. Ritchie believes that the iPad Mini 2 (that’s what he is calling it) could also be coupled with the fifth-generation iPad release. iPhone 5S: Another One, Just Like The Other OneAn August release for an iPhone 5S makes sense. Late summer will be almost a year since the release of the iPhone 5 and in time for the back-to-school shopping season with enough time to still be popular for the holidays. What is more disappointing is that the iPhone 5S is said to be basically the same damn phone that the iPhone 5 is, just a little thinner with a better processor and better camera optics. Big Shrug. The important bits of the next iPhone will likely be improvements to the iOS operating system and maybe iCloud that is actually useful. We’ll see, but the iPhone 5S rumors from Ritchie are not exactly inspiring. Making Sense Of The Apple Release ScheduleApple has historically been very good about announcing something new about once a quarter. The pattern had been an iPad in Q1, iOS and maybe Mac updates in Q2 around Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference, then iPhone around the end of Q3. Apple threw in the iPad Mini and fourth-generation iPad in Q4 last year for good measure.This year, we have heard nothing from Apple about a Q1 release. Last year’s release of the iPad Mini likely cannibalized the 2013 Q1 release, so that is not much of a surprise. WWDC is still likely to give us news in Q2 and then there is the iPhone in August for the Q3 release. Then there are the outliers: An Apple TV and the supposed iWatch. Nobody has really been able to confirm that an actual Apple television (not the little streaming box) is an real thing. We know more about the so-called iWatch at this point, which rumors point to coming in Q4 this year. For the Apple cultist in all of us, that is probably the best guess for you gadget buying year. We won’t actually know when Apple will release its new products for 2013 until Cupertino sends out the invites.  The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

Jaundice scare grips Cuttack city again

first_imgSupply of contaminated drinking water in most parts of the city through broken pipes has once again brought the city under the grip of jaundice. Tulasipur area covering at least three municipal wards of the civic body is the worst affected as over 75 persons here have been hospitalised for jaundice in last few days.District Collector N. C. Mishra on Friday visited the affected areas and ordered for random sample collection of all water sources to ascertain the cause and source of jaundice. Most households here entirely depend upon PHD pipelines for potable water and the pipelines have broken at many places.last_img read more

Azamgarh boy pens down ICC World Cup theme song

first_imgThe ICC World Cup is still two weeks away, but its official theme song is already making cricket fans in India dance to an Azamgarh boy’s tunes. Manoj Yadav, who has penned the World Cup anthem, De ghuma ke, can’t thank his mentors Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy enough for this opportunity.”I have been working with them for the last one-and-a-half years and they recommended me to O&M for the World Cup anthem. I am really grateful to them for their faith and appreciation,” he says.Though settled in Mumbai for the past several years, Manoj is proud of his small town roots and attributes the emotional connect in De ghuma ke to this fact.”I am happy to be from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh. I think being from a small town cultivates a passion in you which makes you work doubly hard. I’ve been lucky to have completed my primary education from Azamgarh. It has really made me an emotional person and I try to carry forward these emotions in my work.”It took Manoj almost two months to write the song. “Writing for cricket as a subject has been an emotional experience for me. I had to be really particular with the lyrics. There had to be a connect with the masses since cricket is considered a religion in India,” he says.The basic idea was to weave the excitement and passion of cricket in words, Manoj says. “For instance, the lines aasman mein maar ke dubki is an attempt to create a visual effect of fielding and sarr se cheer hawa ka parda an attempt to highlight the thrill of fast bowling,” he adds.The song, which has already been released, will be played during the inaugural ceremony as well as between the matches during the tournament starting February 19.Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have composed the music for the theme song.Manoj is on cloud nine that his song got the honour to be the World Cup anthem and that it is receiving appreciation. But this is not the first time he has written for cricket.Not many know that he also penned the title song of the Indian Premier League’s South Africa version in 2009, Ek desh ek junoon.He has also worked for several Marathi films and ad films, including the famous Abhishek-Aishwarya Lux jingle, Sone se bhi sona lage.Having received accolades for De ghuma ke, Manoj has many big offers coming his way, one with a leading Bollywood composer. However, this humble Azamgarh boy is reluctant to name the projects. “I am just keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for the best,” he says. – With PTI inputsadvertisementlast_img read more

Dont eat junk food to stay fit: Virat, Sania

first_imgBengaluru, Sep 19 (PTI) Indian cricket Test captain Virat Kohli and ace womens tennis star Sania Mirza today advised sportspersons not to eat junk food to stay fit. “As a sportsperson, I am very cautious of what I eat. I advise sports enthusiasts dont eat KFC, drink unhealthy liquids and eat chocolates, basically everything which tastes well. Say no to junk food, stay away from KFC,” Kohli said during the launch of the biggest brand centre of Adidas in India here. “I also dont eat KFC,” Sania added. Kohli said people should also understand the sacrifices made by the sportspersons in their career and should not criticise them during their failures. “It is not all about staying fit but also it is about understanding the sacrifices made by the sportspersons to remain on top. People should understand this before they criticise them for failures. They should understand the discipline they follow for 20-long years to remain the best,” Kohli said. Sania said she used to train for six-and-a-half hours when she was 12 years and had just signed up with Adidas, but now she is not able to train that much because of ageing. “At twelve, when I signed for Adidas, I was training six hours a day. Obviously now I am older and my joints are, you know, a kind of – I have undergone three surgeries. Now I cant train for six hours. But still I try to train for four and half hours every day in the off-season,” she said. PTI BDN PDS ATKadvertisementlast_img read more

Valverde: No magic recovery for Messi

first_imgLionel Messi is not going to make a magical recovery and will be out for three weeks, says Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde.Messi fractured his arm in a heavy fall during Saturday’s La Liga win at home to Sevilla and will be out for the weekend’s Clasico clash with Real Madrid.Barcelona’s first game without their captain will be at home to Inter in the Champions League on Wednesday, though, with Valverde giving no clues as to how he will replace Messi. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Ousmane Dembele and Malcom have been touted as potential replacements for Messi but Valverde indicated Barcelona will have to share the responsibility. “We have to find a way to play without him,” Valverde told reporters. “We will certainly miss him, but we hope we miss him while winning.”You guys [the media] aren’t the only ones trying to find out how we will try to replace Leo. The coaches from the other teams are as well and I’m not going to give away what we are going to do.”We can’t have all the weight of Leo Messi on one player, we must do it all together. Messi is one of a kind but I think we have the players to step up and fill the vacuum.”He’s the best player, what do you want me to say? We depend on him, like we depend on others, but he is the best.”The doctors say about three weeks and sometimes people talk about getting back sooner. I’d love to say it will be magic and next week he’ll be back but I don’t think that is the case.”Lionel Messi Barcelona Sevilla La Liga 20102018Messi’s relationship with Jordi Alba has been one of the key factors in Barcelona’s play but the left-back does not intend to amend his style without the Argentina superstar.”Nobody can replace Messi – he is different and better than everyone else,” Alba said. “But we have to work as a team to go without him.”There are a lot of things people don’t see on the field. I feel stronger as a player with Leo on the field. But without him I’ll play the same way.”It will clearly be tougher without him but we have a good group and I expect us to do our best to play without him.”He is in good spirits. Nobody likes missing big matches like this as we just hope he misses as few games as possible and recovers quickly so he can rejoin us.”last_img read more

Homelessness declining in Calgary

first_imgNine and a half years in, the 10 year plan is proving effective.Calgary’s plan to end homelessness began January 1, 2008, and as of May 31, 2017, the School of Public Policy reports the number of people affected by the issue, appears to have dropped.“It’s a good news story, in that, the 10 year plan to end homelessness has shown success,” study author Ron Kneebone told 660NEWS. “The maximum number of beds that shelters have to provide to people in Calgary, has fallen quite dramatically, and I think we’re eventually approaching where we want to be,” he said. And, that is, a low number of people dealing with homelessness, and affordable accommodations for people with limited incomes.“When we try to identify, you know, are we doing a good job of addressing homelessness, you have to pay attention to the fact that the city is growing really quickly,” Kneebone noted. “Over the last 10 years, it’s grown by over 26 per cent.” That’s a population increase, coupled with a 40 per cent decline in the number of stays at Calgary emergency shelters.“What we’re showing here is that despite the fact that we still have very high rents in Calgary, we’ve made real progress,” Kneebone declared, “the progress would be even greater and faster if we could do something about the cost of housing.”Calgary is the most expensive city in Canada for people with limited incomes.last_img read more