AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPolice officers are working with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service looking at the cause of a fire which destroyed a house in Northfield Park, Annan during the early hours of this morning, Monday 6 November 2017.A vehicle parked in front of the house was discovered to be on fire around 00:15 hours this morning and the fire quickly spread to the house.No one was injured in the blaze.A joint police and fire investigation is planned for later this morning to establish the cause of the fire.Image courtesy of D&G Police Department
Share LocalNews More black sigatoka management training for farmers by: Dominica Vibes News – December 4, 2015 178 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Share Farm of Deles Warrington of CalibishieSuriname-based Plant Pathologist, Dr Robert Power has highlighted the importance of a clean environment in managing the deadly black sigatoka disease.Dr Powell is on island facilitating a two-week workshop on the ‘Integrated Disease Management of Black Sigatoka’. That workshop, which commenced on 23 November, will end today, Friday 4 December 2015.The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) organized this workshop in an effort to further strengthen Dominica’s capacity to manage Black Sigatoka Disease.“We bring the newest technology and the newest technology is not putting emphasis on chemical control, on the chemical part, but in the first place on the environment where it should be in fact clear, free of dead hanging leaves in abandoned fields of banana,” Dr Power told members of the press on Thursday 3 December 2015.Dr Power indicated that farmers play a critical role in maintaining a clean environment on their fields.“The discipline of the farmer should be there also to do things on time, fertilizing on time, these management programs need to be executed on time and so on”. Additionally, Dr Power informed the farmers of the role which the weather pattern plays on the management of the disease.“These are all the things we have discussed and weather factors like rainfall, humidity and temperature are all taken into account,” he said.“We have now, I think, a clear picture of how we can influence the lifecycle of the black sigatoka fungus so we can manipulate it, we can manage it, we can do a number of things apart from chemical control. If the need is there to use chemicals, then we do it,” Dr Power stated.This capacity building workshop is one of three actions taking place under the CARDI/CDB funded project (2015-2016) “Development of an Integrated Disease Management Programme for Black Sigatoka Disease” in Guyana, Dominica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and St. Lucia.Photographs of a CARDI black sigatoka disease training on the farm of Deles Warrington, Calibishie. Photographs compliments of the Agriculture Unit.– / 19
Related TopicsBrownsDean BlandinoDuke Johnson JrRedskins The NFL continues to do damage control over the obvious missed call from Sunday’s Browns 31-20 loss to the Redskins in which the team lost a fumble when it appeared to everyone it should have been their ball.Everyone knows about the call – Duke Johnson fumbled the football when the Browns were in position to build on a 20-17 lead, and right away the officials ruled the ball belonged to the Redskins – literally seconds after the ball hit the ground.This all took place despite Johnson coming out of the pile holding the ball in his hand.Two days later the call is still being talked about, and tonight NFL Vice president of officiating Dean Blandino chatted about the missed call on NFL Network. Here’s what Pro Football Talk wrote about the botch. NFL Vice president of officiating Dean Blandino discussed it Tuesday night on NFL Network and said that officials “had already ruled possession” by the time Johnson came out of the pile with the ball and that “no clear evidence” from several replay angles showed that Johnson or another Browns player had recovered the ball.Though Blandino admitted that there’s “no question it’s a bad visual” to see Johnson holding the ball while officials pointed in the Redskins’ direction, he said he didn’t believe the call came too quickly.“It’s quick but we want our officials if they have clear evidence we want to rule immediately,” Blandino said. “We don’t want an extended scrum. It’s a player safety issue.” Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Matt Loede
RelatedTarpons fall to Rio Hondo By LARRY GAGE The Port Isabel Tarpons lost to Rio Hondo, 10-5, on the road on Saturday in their final regular season game. The team is now busy preparing for their first-round playoff matchup against Orange Grove. It will be a best-of-three series, the first game of which will be…May 3, 2011In “Sports”Lady Tarpons Take Lady ‘Kats in OT, 44-43By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS January 29, 2015 The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons hoops squad took to the road Tuesday night and took down the Lady Bearkats of Raymondville, 44-43, in overtime. With the win Port Isabel holds on to forth place in the standings of District 32-4A…January 30, 2015In “News”‘Kats Take Down TarponsBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Raymondville Bearkats defeated the Port Isabel Tarpons, 22-7, in the next-to-last district game of the season last Friday night in Raymondville. Raymondville improves to 3-1 in District 16-4A Division II play, 8-1 overall. Port Isabel drops to 1-3 in district, 2-6 overall.…November 10, 2017In “News” Share By LARRY GAGESpecial to the PRESSThe name of the game was ball control and the Bulldogs of Orange Grove played it well as they got past the Port Isabel Tarpons, 37-20, last Friday night at Tarpon Stadium.“They did what we were hoping they wouldn’t be able to do,” Tarpon Head Coach Jaime Infante said afterwards. “They played the possession game and did a great job on time-of-possession.”Port Isabel actually had the same number of offensive series, nine, as Orange Grove did, but it was the Bulldogs who consistently made the most of their opportunities to score and keep the ball away from the Tarpon offense.Orange Grove improves to 4-3 overall and 2-0 in District 16-4A Div. II play after their fourth straight win. Port Isabel is 1-6, 0-2.“Offensively, we moved the ball well at times,” Coach Infante told the Press after the game. “I thought we shot ourselves in the foot a few times, and we had some mental errors, penalties that slowed down some of our offensive series.”Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.
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Matt Loede The Browns rookie show for 2018 has become one to remember, as first overall pick Baker Mayfield dressed up as General Manager John Dorsey – doing the best impression one could ever do of the new executive.John Dorsey had a special message at our Rookie Show: pic.twitter.com/HvFJBkF8kZ— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) August 21, 2018 Related TopicsBaker MayfieldJohn Dorsey Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.
GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES VERO BEACH, FLORIDA – Donning his favorite turban — the one adorned with a replica ruby — MASwami gazes into his New York City souvenir snow globe and reveals his “Pigskin Prognostications” for the upcoming college football season.■ Ohio State will reach the final four if it can keep quarterback Cardale Jones healthy. RELATED PHOTOS KEYWORDS Ohio State coach Urban Meyer (left) looks to lead the Buckyes to a second straight national title this season. | AP Without Jones, no way the Buckeyes would have won last season’s Big Ten title game and FBS semifinal and final contests.The 195-cm, 113-kg Jones’ rocket arm and strong bursts upfield on foot keyed OSU’s national title run. The two Buckeye QBs who went down with injuries, creating Jones’ shot, are back and are terrific athletes but not elite passers.■ Alabama will NOT make the final four.Lack of championship play at the quarterback position and a suspect defensive secondary will be the Crimson Tide’s dual Achilles’ heels.As a result, Bama will lose two regular season games, preventing it from making the playoff quartet.■ Oklahoma will once again be overrated and underachieving.Formerly a perennial national title contender, OU will lose its now customary 3-5 games.These are not your Grandfather’s powerhouse Sooners under Bud Wilkinson or your Pop’s coached by slick Barry Switzer, flashing his national title rings on every finger.After starting out strong during the tenure of present coach Bob Stoops, Oklahoma these days annually fields teams supposedly brimming with talent that only manage to disappoint.■ Drab gray will continue to be the new black in college football threads.Prime example: Oregon. The Ducks have beautiful school colors — green and yellow — but you’d never know it.UO, like an ever-increasing number of schools, opts for rat gray — think Japanese businessman suit — alternate unis waaay too often. Ugh!As if the previous fad of funeral-ready, all-black outfits (with colored numbers only) didn’t stink sartorially enough.■ Arkansas will be your unheralded, surprise final four participant.The three yards-and-a-cloud of dust Razorbacks have been building slowly but surely under third-year coach Bret Bielema, the former Wisconsin head man.If you follow college ball closely you know that last season in going 7-6, Arkansas dropped four games by a touchdown or less to top SEC foes (including a one-point loss to Bama).If it gets decent QB play out of Brandon Allen to keep defenses honest, loaded Arkansas with a sumo-sized offensive line averaging almost 145 kg per man could raise everyone’s eyebrows except MASwami’s.■ Oregon will not miss departed QB Marcus Mariota as much as you might think.New signal caller Vernon Adams, a graduate transfer from Eastern Washington, will step in and keep the Ducks up-tempo offense humming.While at EWU, Adams led his FCS-level ballclub to yearly upsets of Pac-12 powers and annual deep runs in the FCS playoffs.Adams is a sensational passer-runner in the Mariota mold capable of racking up pinball machine-type numbers.Thus, Oregon’s offensive consistency will be the difference once again as the Ducks beat out similarly talented but too hot-and-cold outfits like USC, UCLA, Arizona and Arizona State for the Pac-12 title.■ Florida State, likewise, will be fine without Jameis Winston.New FSU quarterback Everett Golson (Notre Dame transfer) will flourish replacing the former Heisman Trophy- and supermarket crab legs-lifting Winston at the Seminoles’ controls.Golson made a wise move freeing himself of his nagging ND coach Brian Kelly, who was constantly putting the blame for the Fighting Irish’s woes on Everett’s play (and not his at-times suspect coaching).By the way, MASwami shops at Publix, the chain where Winston did his heavy lifting. With their king’s ransom price on crab legs, PUBLIX is the one committing highway robbery.■ TCU and Baylor will be a threat to lay a “hunnert” (100 points) on foes weekly.TCU, with its Heisman Trophy candidate Trevone Boykin back at quarterback and blinding speed on offense, and equally explosive Baylor will take last year’s postseason tournament snub out on this year’s foes.Both these clubs will display a take-no-prisoners approach to make SURE pollsters don’t overlook them this go ’round.So, be on the lookout for the first hunnert point game since 1968 when Houston steamrolled Tulsa, 100-6.■ Many college gridiron fans will miss out on seeing, arguably, the most exciting player in the country: multitalented Brigham Young quarterback Taysom Hill.The former Mormon mission-serving 25-year-old is a man among boys in more ways than one.Independent BYU plays a host of games that are televised late (mostly U.S. Mountain time) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. So, while watching one of the 97 “CSI” spin-offs, much of the nation will be blissfully unaware of the scintillating and tough all-purpose Cougar QB.■ After an absence of several seasons, Georgia and Tennessee will enjoy re-entry into the SEC’s upper echelon.They will replace two slumping ballclubs — LSU (can’t pass — 126th in the nation in 2014) and South Carolina (porous defense since Jadeveon Clowney left for the NFL).■ Once-proud powers like Texas, Nebraska and Miami will continue to sputter.MASwami can’t see the Longhorns (seven losses in ’14), Cornhuskers (four defeats last season) and Hurricanes (seven L’s) improving a great deal record-wise.Your not-so-humble soothsayer admires Texas’ Charlie Strong’s no-nonsense approach.However, Strong seems to be a defense-oriented coach who needs to be gifted with a Teddy Bridgewater at QB (like Strong had at Louisville) to field a potent offense.In recent years, Nebraska’s famed “Blackshirts” defense has gone into the witness protection program and is nowhere to be seen anymore. Top Cornhusker foes have been rolling up the points on U of N regularly.Miami, since it cracked down on the obnoxious actions of its players, has become respectable in the behavior department but struggled to post great win-loss marks.But that’s OK with MASwami, never a fan of repulsive deportment excused as “swag,” — the type “The U” was formerly notorious for.■ This season’s final four: Arkansas, Ohio State, Oregon and TCU.Uneasy lies the turban on the head of the sports kingdom’s premier predictor. Geez, this thing must weigh 25 pounds (11 kg) it’s giving MASwami a sore neck.Contact MAS at: firstname.lastname@example.org Oregon, Heisman Trophy, Alabama, Ohio State, Florida State, Everett Golson, Cardale Jones, Arkansas, Pigskin Prognostications, Vernon Adams IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5
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Over a month later, Mundo Deportivo reported the La Liga winners are worried that Pep Guardiola’s side could snatch the 15-year-old.Today’s edition of Catalan newspaper Sport has an update about the midfielder, who will turn 16 on January 19th and it’s claimed the teenager will ‘decide his future’ this week.He has two options in front of him, which is to renew with the Blaugrana or accept one of the offers he has on tables.City once again gets a mention and the report explains they are one of the ‘strongest teams’ bidding for Ilaix, along with Chelsea and Juventus. The Premier League winners have ‘worked well’ in recent months and the aforementioned reports are the indication for the same.Sport says City believe they will get him as they wait in Manchester to close the signing on January 20th.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameWill You Build The Most Beautiful City?Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Guys In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉（今晚試試）Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndo Last October, we covered a report from Sport, who claimed that Manchester City have made a ‘very attractive’ offer for Barcelona academy midfielder Ilaix Moriba.